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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner

Oh my how time is just flying by so fast, it's October already. Christmas is just around the corner.
I just finished making a large paper parol that I sell on my etsy shop. anelascreations.etsy.com.
My paper parols are made to order. I have small, medium and large sizes. The small is about 3.5 x 6 inches, medium size is about 6 x 9 inches. Both small and medium sizes can be ornaments. The large size one can be a door decor or a window decor. Shown below is about 11 x 24 inches in size.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pocket Letter for A Creative Journey with Melissa: 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am so excited that I am finally able to make another pocket letter project. I have been so busy creating these past two years that have neglected my blog.

I created these pocket letters using Coffee, Tea and Wine, OH-MY! stamp by A Creative Journey with Melissa. I used Spellbinders Coffee dies and I used mostly my scraps from Kaisercraft and Bobunny don't ask me which ones since I don't know, since I don't remember the name of the collection and when I got them.

Back to my creation. Here's the image of the stamp I used:



Here's the finished project. Hope you like it. Please do comment below on what you think.
Also please do come join in the blog. Start here, by clicking on my project. I will take you to



Saturday, January 2, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

OK since my last post last April last year, I have been so busy, between my etsy store, SMS and A Creative Journey with Melissa Design Team, I have been busy but a lot busier when Stacey my boss and mentor started her new lines of dies and stamps. Keeping my fingers crossed, I plan for this new year is to have  better time management. Wish me Luck.

Below are projects I have created using Stacey's Simply Defined and Simply Refined Products:











You can check out the rest of the projects created by the SMS Design team on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/scrapmadesimple/sms-girls-simply-samples/  and youtube: https://youtu.be/OosF6f2fcik,




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Creative Journey with Melissa Blog Hop

Extra! Extra! Read All About it!

New Stamp Release from A Creative Journey with Melissa today!


Hello everyone, Alena here. I am a Creative Crew Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa. You should have just come here from Melissa's Blog, if you did not and you would like to start at the beginning of the hop you can hop on over to Melissa's Blog, you could win one of four prizes!

Today, I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today.
I am highlighting  two of the new stamps 
the Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set  
and the Speech Bubbles Large for this blog hop.






My Projects using the Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set 


A Graduation Card






A Thinking Of You Card







A Birthday Card






The 



I so love this stamp it's so versatile. 
For this one I challenged myself and thought outside the box on three projects.

For the Anniversary Card I used the tiny speech bubbles as background.
For the Birthday Gift Wrap I used it as the pattern on a kraft paper.
For the Everyday Card I made the speech bubble as flowers.

An Anniversary Card






An Everyday Card to Express your Love




A Birthday Gift Wrap





Please be sure to hop along to each participant and follow the directions that they have posted for this hop. If you do, you will be entered to win one of five prizes. 
All directions must be followed to be eligible to win.


Giveaways
Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set
Speech Bubbles Large Stamp Set
Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set
Two $10 gift certificate for Joann’s

Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along the blog hop to all of our other amazingly talented Creative Crew Team Members 
and follow the directions on each blog and become a follower if you are not already. 

If you qualify, you will be entered in the giveaway for one of the FIVE prizes if you do so! 

Entries for this blog hop will end Friday 4/10/15 at 8 PM Pacific Time. 
Winners will be announced on Saturday, 4/11/15 on the 
A Creative Journey with Melissa’s blogWinners will be announced on Saturday. 
If you are a winner then you must contact Melissa with your shipping information 
via A Creative Journey with Melissa Facebook Private Message, comment on her blog 
or e-mail her within three days of the winning announcement blog post or your prize will be forfeited. At this time, only US Residents are eligible. Thank you for your understanding.

For your reference, the blog hop order is:

Alena  You are Here


Please comment below which one of the new 
stamp release you want to create with?

Your next stop is  Brandie's blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Stamps Release from A Creative Journey with Melissa

New stamps are released designed by Melissa, please come check it out. Check out the awesome creations made by the design crew: Below is one of the new stamp that is released today. For more stamps go check out out the blog, http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.com/whats-new-wednesday-new-stamp-release-giveaways-and-more/.

You can purchase them, from here: http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.com/product-category/new-products/


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring is here

Oh my where did the day go. My last post was on December and it's already March.
My hubby and I love our short road trips on or before Spring. We love to hike, remember 
we need 10,000 steps a day and I also love taking photos. 

Whenever we have rain in the before spring starts, my husband and I will go for a drive to check and
see if there are any wildflower blooms, my favorite the poppies on Lancaster Road.  This time we did't  go far very far , we drove about 15 miles and we  are able to see wildflowers on the side of the road in Santa Clarita, by way of Sierra Hwy and Bouquet Canyon Road.





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Creative Journey with Melissa December Blog Hop


It's another awesome month, December is my favorite month, I love Christmas.

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. 
love participating the blog hop whenever I can get a chance. It's been awesome being part of the A Creative Journey with Melissa design team. It's a great pleasure being around great talents. 

I am thrilled to be able to share these creations with you today. The new stamp releases are the Sentiments for all Occasions and the Sign Language Numbers: American Sign Language stamp sets. 

We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet stamp sets throughout this hop as well. 

I am highlighting the
Sign Language Numbers: American Sign Language stamp set for this blog hop. Below you will see the two projects that I created using Sign Language Numbers: American Sign Language stamp set. 





First card is a Happy Birthday card, Oh how I wish I am 3 years old again, LOL. 




The second card, is a Happy New Year's Day Card. 



Please be sure to hop along to each of the Design Team Member's blog, become a follower their blog if you aren’t already and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify for the giveaway.

The giveaway includes:
Sentiments for all Occasions stamp set
Sign Language Numbers - American Sign Language stamp set
Sizzix Embossing Folder set
Prima Flowers

My question is do you have any traditions during this holiday season? What is your favorite?

My favorite tradition is making Christmas cards during my birthday and mailing them out hopefully the next day. During New Year's Eve I love to go over my scrapbooks and remember old times with the people I love that is no longer with us. 

The Blog Hop line-up:


Please be sure to answer every question asked of you correctly on each blog 
and become a follower if you aren’t already. 

If you qualify, you will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! 

Entries for this blog hop will end Friday at 8 PM PT. 

Winners will be announced on Saturday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa's blog.

You must contact Melissa with your shipping information via Facebook PM, comment on her blog or e-mail her within three days of the winning announcement blog post or your prize will be forfeited. US Residents only please. Thank you for your understanding.

Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Normally, we have a new release Every second Wednesday of the month however in January, we will be going to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Convention so we will NOT have a new stamp release in January. The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA)Convention is located in Anaheim, California and super close to Disneyland.  We are looking forward to learning some great new things! One of the BEST things about this convention is you get to see the latest and greatest of the Craft and Hobby Industry are shown BEFORE they are released to the public! Instead of new stamp releases we will be showing you the latest products BEFORE THEY ARE released to the public. It is an amazing show and we hope you will join us in our adventure. If you are creative, you are going to LOVE IT! It will feel like you are right there with us! To check out pictures from last year, go to our photo album. You will see some AMAZING THINGS and we can't wait to share them with you! If you are interested in finding out if you qualify to be a CHA member visit https://www.craftandhobby.org/eweb/StartPage.aspx?site=cha 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Creative Journey with Melissa October Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. 
Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am thrilled to be able to share these creations with you today. 

The new stamp releases are the You’re Snow Wonderful and Coffee is my liquid therapy
We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet stamp sets, throughout this hop as well. 



Where did the time go it's already October, one of my favorite month of the year.  
I am highlighting the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set for this blog hop.  
This time, I made two Christmas cards using the 
A Creative Journey with Melissa's You're Snow Wonderful stamp set. 



Card#1 The snowman in the mason jar snow globe. 





Card#2  The family of snowman sending their love.






Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team Member's blog, become a follower their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes.

The prizes include:

You're Snow Wonderful
Coffee is my liquid therapy 
Sizzix Embossing Folder set
Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D foam squares 


My question is which of the two cards I made this time you like the best? 
Card#1 The snowman in the mason jar snow globe 
Card#2  The family of snowman sending their love

The blog hop line-up:

Alena: You are here

Please be sure to answer on everyone's blog the question asked of you correctly and follow each blog. You will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Friday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Saturday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa's blog http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.com/blog/october-new-release-blog-hop-winners/

Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Creative Journey with Melissa August Blog Hop


Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. 

The new stamp releases are the Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight and the Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4 - Autism Awareness. 
We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop. 

I am highlighting the both the Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon Clear Stamp and Everyday Alphabet Lower Case and Numbers stamp sets for this blog hop. 


Isn't today another Awesome Wednesday! Today is a very special day for me it's my Mama's birthday. She may be no longer with us but she is forever in our hearts. In honor of my mom I created  a 6 x 6 Scrapbook layout of Mama, she would have been 67 years young today. 



The second one I created is a birthday card for my mother-in-law, her birthday is on August 27th. This card will be making it's way to Portugal, card says "feliz aniversario" which means Happy Birthday in portuguese. 


Please be sure to hop along to each participant, follow their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:

  • Sizzix Embossing folder set


My question is, can you guess what is my all time favorite classic Disney animated movie? 


Amanda


Alena - You Are Here

Melissa



Please be sure to answer on everyone's blog the question asked of you correctly and follow each blog. You will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Thursday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Friday on the A Creative Journey with Melissa's blog here http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.com/blog/blog-hop-winner-3 
Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Creative Journey with Melissa Blog Hop

Hey, it's Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

As you all know I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa.
I am very excited to show you all, these projects I made with awesome stamps by A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamps. I am highlighting the Wedding and Celebration stamp for this blog hop. Just love this stamp set, especially when its just the right size to be stamped on ribbons.

Please be sure to hop along to each participant and answer the question correctly that they have posted for this hop. If you do, you will be entered to win one of five prizes. You can win the Tie Dye and Splatter stamp set, the complete two piece set of the Everyday Alphabet stamp set, the complete two piece set of the Everyday Outline Alphabet stamp set!
My question is ________________________________________________


The first one I created is an 8 x 8 Scrapbook layout of my cousin during her wedding.



This is a matching Congratulations on Your Wedding card that I made to come along with it.



Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along to all of our other amazingly talented design team members and comment on each blog answering their question correctly. Contest ends Friday at 8 PM. Winners will be announced on http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/Saturday.


Alena - http://www.anela.com/2014/07/wedding-and-celebration.html



Sharon: