Sunday, July 17, 2011


Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's blog, and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, and if you came from Maiko Kosugi you're in correct place!!!!!

Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!
I made this gift box for a special girl.  I cut  rectangular papers pieces and then sew it around each one.  All the embellishments are handmade and the flowers, too!
I used a Magnolia stamp for the image, it's my first time painting Magnolia'stamps and I painted with distressing inks.

More details......

You will see a tutorial about my tips to make the curled up paper at the end of this post.   I already have a tutorial about the "punk flower" if you like you can see it ....HERE

And now the Color Combo Galore 200!!!!
This is my page for this Color Combo 200, I found this photo when Paola(my daughter) was in third grade, it's a memory of her school's field day and she was celebrating that her group was the number one, so I thought that the picture is perfect for this color combo because we're celebrating, too!..Yes!, the Color Combo Galore 200th Anniversary!!!!

I made a Festive and Happy page and here it is......!!
I used in my page Gesso, Paint, Rub-on and Stamp.  I made the curled up paper to give a festive look!

More details.....

Tutorial Curled up Paper

This is the way I make my curled up paper....
I used 1/4" strips of paper, heat gun, spray bottle, paint brush or a wooden stick
Curled up the strip of paper around the paint brush.
Hold it firmly.
Spray it with water.
Dry it with the heat gun and if you like thinner curled up paper keep it rolled up tight while you're drying it.
If you like loose curled up paper rolled up and keep the end of the paper loose while you're drying.
The result...firm curled up paper!

It wouldn't be a Blog-Hop without a Blog candy!!!
I know the new CHA releases coming soon!! so my prize is a $20 certificate card from  so this way you can buy what you most like it!!!

This prize apply for everybody...DT Members, Color Combo Galor Members, my followers, my blogger friends, my! I'm kidding!! :)

The rules to win this is:

Please become a FOLLOWER and leave a COMMENT below to win this certified card.  I'm going to give away randomly this next Friday when I'll
present my page for the next Color Combo Galore 201!!  So stay in touch!!!

And now for the Talented Melinda Thompson, stop by her blog!!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, I really appreciated it!!!
Take Care!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hola!! Espero estén disfrutando el verano digo si es verano en tu país, aquí hace un sol radiante y mucho calor!!  Les quiero compartir el "Color Combo Challenge" de esta semana miren que hermosos colores!!!  y el reto del diseñador es usar en el titulo o journal letras parecidas a la que están en los   envases para mantecados...para mas detalles ve  a... Color Combo Galore!!
Y aquí mi pagina espero les guste........!

Hi!!!  I hope you're enjoying the summer, well if it's summer in your country, over here there's a shining sun and it's very hot!! I like to share with you the Color Combo Gallore's challenge of this week look at the beautiful colors!!! and the Designer's challenge is to use in your tittle or journal letters like the one's on the bowls...for more details go to....Color Combo Galore!!
And this is my page I hope you like it.....!
I used Crate Papers, Bazzil and American Craft papers.   Handmade flowers.

More details.......
I took this photo of my niece Sabrina in a visit to the zoo, we had a great time!

Bueno chicas, gracias por pasar por aquí y por sus lindos comentarios siempre me hacen el día....hasta la próxima!!!
Cariños!! ;)

Well girls, Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, it always makes my day....until next time!!!
With Love!! ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scrapfit- "Summer-Time"!!!

Hello!!!  It's time for another workout on Scrapfit.  It' s Summer-Time...
create a lay-out with a good amount of yellow to represent "Summer"
 and  you need to put a clock on this LO to represent "TIME".  I made this page about my trip to Grenada, in this picture I'm in the Holland ' side of the island.  I used Echo Park Papers  "For The Record".

Hola!!!  Es tiempo de hacer ejercicio en
Scrapfit.  Estamos en tiempo de Verano....crea un Lay-out con gran cantidad de amarillo para representar el "Verano" y añade un reloj en tu pagina para representar el "Tiempo".  Yo hice esta pagina sobre mi viaje a Granada, en esta foto estoy en el lado Holandés de la isla.   Use los papeles "For The Record" de Echo Park Papers.

And the sponsor of the month...


More details.....
I used  Prima flowers, the clock for Bo-Bunny papers.
Go to  Scrapfit for more details and DT examples......HERE.   And enjoy  the "Summer -Time".  Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments I really appreciated!!!  Until next time!!
Take Care!!

Ve a
Scrapfit para mas detalles y para ver los ejemplos del Equipo de Diseño.....AQUÍ.   Y disfruta el Verano.   Gracias por pasar por aquí y por tus lindos comentarios son bien apreciados!!  Hasta la próxima vez!!
Thanks for stopping by 

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Hola!!  Saben que Color Combo Galore tiene un Nuevo Equipo de Diseño y adivinen que.....que yo estoy en el nuevo equipo, SIIII !!!  Estoy bien contenta y emocionada de pertenecer a este talentoso equipo internacional.
Hace un año encontre este "site" y quede encantada con sus retos y combinaciones de colores.

Hi!!! Did you know that Color Combo Galore has a New Design Team and guess what...I am in the New Design Team, YEESS!!!  I'm so happy and excited to be in this talented international team.   I found this site one year ago, and I felt in love with their color combo challenges.

Color Combos Galore is excited to announce the 2011 Design Team!

Janet Perafan-Babar - USA

Continuing from our 2010 Team:
Bente Fagerberg - Sweden
Debbi Tehrani - USA
Kaori Watanabe - Japan
Kim Moreno - USA
LG Belarmino - Philippines
Maiko Kosugi - Japan
Nadia Cannizzo - Australia
Ria Mojica - Philippines
Sarah Klemish - USA
Susan Dupre - USA
Susan Stringfellow - USA
Wendy Kwok - Singapore

And Introducing….
Cynthia Lloréns - Brazil
Eva Pizarro - Chile
Fi Kenward - Australia
Helen Tilbury - South Africa
Jasmine Shea - Australia
Kaori Fujimoto - Japan
Karen Watson - Australia
Kelly Holbrook - USA
Lilith Eeckels - Belgium
Marilyn Rivera - Puerto Rico- Yo(Me)
Melinda Thompson - Australia
Milagros C. Rivera - Puerto Rico
Nancy Burke - USA
Nomura Tomomi - Japan
Tanya Tahir - Australia
Tina Walker - USA

Congratulations to all of them!!!!!!
 So happy to see another lady from PR in the team!! Yeahh!

Y el Reto del Diseñador esta semana es enfocate en el estilo...cual es tu estilo? Retro, Shabby o Heritage? y incluye un "vintage look" a tu pagina o tarjeta.
And the Designer's challenge is Focus on Style...which is your style?..Retro, Shabby or Heritage?  and include a vintage feel in your layout or card.

And my inspiration for this challenge was a pictures that I found when my beautiful mom was in her twenties....

I used Bazzil and American Craft's cardstock.  Pattern paper are from K & Company and October Afternoon.  Also I used  Prima flowers, Dusty Attic chipboard and DCWV rub-ons.

More details.... 

Also I made this Retro card...with Bo-Bunny, Bazzil , Basic Grey and American Craft papers.

Asi que espero verlos por alli en  Color Combo Galore me gustaria ver como utilizan los colores, cada chica en el DT lo uso de diferentes forma...como lo harias tu? y acuerdate buscarme para ser amigos en el site.
Puedes ver los que hizo el DT.....AQUI

Gracias por pasar por aqui y por su lindos comentarios son bien apreciados!
Hasta la proxima!  Cuidense Mucho!!

I hope to see you over there in Color Combo Galore I'd like to see how you use the Color Combo, each girl in  the DT used  it in different ways..How would you use it?  and remember to look for me so we can be friend in the site.   You can see what the DT made ....HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments they're very appreciated!
Until next time!! Take Care!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

SEASONS OF CHANGE BLOG HOP- Scrapbookchallenges

Welcome to Scrapbookchallenges SEASONS OF CHANGES BLOG HOP, if you would like to join us start HERE,  If you came here from Sharyn's blog you're
right.   I'm Marilyn Rivera I live in Puerto Rico.  I won The Top Scrapper Challenge and formed part of the Scrapbookchallenges Design Team(Jan-July 2011) but now I'm retiring from the DT,   Thanks ...Pamela and Brynn Marie for providing  me this Great opportunity!  I will miss all the fabulous girls in the DT!!!  and I wish the best to the new Design Team!!
                                                                         The sketch...

My page....
I made this page about my niece Sabrina,  we celebrated her five years old with a party.   I used Crate Papers...Emma's Shoppe Collection and Prima flowers.

More details....

RAKS involved in this blog hop:
1.  For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket.

2.  For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to 
3.  For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments!!!!  Now hop on
s blog.  Until next time!!!!

With Love!!!