Thursday, September 13, 2012

Celebrate World Arepa Day in London 15 September

The Guasacaca food stall in London's Acklam Village Market will be serving traditional Venezuelan arepas from 11 am to 6:30 pm on Saturday, 15 September, to celebrate the Arepazo Mundial - World Arepa Day.

On Saturday 15 September Venezuelans around the world will be getting together in an act of gastronomic unity to enjoy the country's most emblematic national dish: the arepa.

In London, the

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Music

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is going to be a VERY busy day for my little blog.  3 post, yup 3 of them!  So be sure to drop in and see them all - my Exploring Cricut Hospital Survival Kit is HERE, and my Cardz TV Christmas Planner is HERE.  Today is challenge day at PDE Challenges.  Janis challenged us to create a project with music.  I grew up surrounded by music.  My parents are both classically trained musicians, and I sang in lots of choirs and played the Cello, so music is a huge part of my life.  Here is what I came up with:

The tag is from Plantin Schoolbook and the notes are from Quarter Note.  The faces are from Peachy Keen's Princess Faces and the sentiment is from Whimsical Design's Whimsical Fun.  The paper and ribbon are both from Michael's and I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens.

This week's sponsor is Heather Ellis with 3 digital images to the lucky winner!

So pop on over to PDE Challenges, see what the DT came up with, and play along with us!

A challenge or two for my cute tag:
Kaboodle Doodles - music, dance the arts
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
The Craft Place - black and white

A la prochaine...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Card and a Winner!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all had a great Labour Day.  We just got back from the cottage about an hour ago :)    As promised, I am going to announce the winner of the pretty butterfly stamps from  the Brew HaHa blog hop over the weekend.  Isn't that an awesome set of stamps??   But, first, I have a card to share with you today:

Isn't it cute??  The cut is from Crocs Rule, love that cartridge :)  The mat is from Elegant Edges.  The sentiment is from Flourishes April Showers stamps.  I bought that stamp set because I love that sentiment so :)  The card stock is from Michaels, the twine from Doodlecharms and the button from a big bag form Walmart.  The patterned paper is from my LSS - I think it is from a line called Jilli Bean Soup - isn't it cute??

Here is the winner from the hop:

Stephanie said:
I love your adorable beans. So cute.

Stephanie, please contact me at mapottie at yahoo dot ca in the next week (by Wednesday Sept 12th), and I will get those gorgeous butterflies winging their way to you.  

A challenge or two for my cutie croc:
Make it Monday - anything goes
Stamp with Fun - button
The Pink Elephant - use patterned paper
The Craft Garden - inspired by water

A la prochaine... 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paper Playtime - Gingham

Happy Monday everyone!  You still have time to win the blog candy I am offering from Cardz TV Stamps Brew HaHa blog hop.  My posts are HERE and HERE.  I hope you are all enjoying the last long weekend of summer!  It is Delicious Die Cuts challenge day over at Paper Playtime!  Today Janis challenged us to make a project with gingham.  Here is what I came up with:

Isn't it cute??  I cut the horse with Create a Critter - shocking I know...  I can't wait for them to come out with CAC 2!  The sentiment stamps is from Mark's Finest Papers Wild Horses stamp set.  They are sponsoring today's challenge and the DT got some stamps to play with.  Thanks MFP!!  The patterned paper is all old Creative Memories that I have been hoarding for YEARS!  The cardstock and ribbon are from Michael's.  I embossed the background with Cuttlebugs Branches embossing folder, and the buttons are from Walmart.

 So, as I said, our sponsors this time are Mark's Finest Paper, and they are  giving one lucky participant a North American Woods stamp set.  Lucky ducky!!

I hope you all hop over to Paper Playtime, see what the creative DT came up with to inspire you, and  play along with us!  Happy Labour Day everyone!

A la prochaine...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Brew HaHa Day 2

Happy Sunday everyone!  It is Day 2 of Cardz TV Stamps Brew HaHa blog hop.  If you are looking for yesterday's project click HERE.  I decided to post a couple of extra projects that I made with this wonderful stamp set.  I loved all 3 of them, and decided to use them all for this hop.  Here are today's projects:

This project is a cute little tea bag holder.  I found the tutorial for it HERE.  Hmm, I just realized that I haven't taken a picture of the envelopes that hold the tea bags, I will have to do that later - cause the inside is super cute :)  The tea pot is from Savory cartridge and the paper is all from CTMH.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  This is the perfect little gift for a friend of mine who is having surgery next week.  She and I get together for tea, whenever our schedules allow.

This is another 4x4 card.  I am loving that size card!  The cricut cut is from Winter Frolic.  I cutied up her face with my favorite PK stamps - this face is from Wide Eyed Kids - love it :)  The paper and ribbon is all from Michael's and I did some doodling around with my Sakura Jelly Toll pens.

So, I'm sure you are all wondering where you can find this fun stamp set?You can buy it, and all of Mary's awesome stamps HERE.  They are all such wonderful and versatile sets, I warn you though, they are addictive!  You can't just have one :)

Don't forget about my blog candy!  You can win by commenting on either (or both) of my blog hop posts.  I would love for you to be a follower, but only if you like what you see :)  Isn't it a pretty butterfly stamp set?

Be sure to hop around to all the team members blogs.  Many of us are posting new projects again today, because we loved this set so much, we couldn't choose which project we liked best!  Here is the line up again:

I'll be back tomorrow with a new project to share with you all, until then, I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Labour Day weekend.

A la prochaine...