Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holidays at the Rojas House

Today I want to share some pictures of what my house looks like during the holiday season. Be warned: These pictures are not for the weak of heart. The pictures you’re about to see are of a serious crafter! Or as my husband always likes to say, a crazy crafter! Due to space, I did not include pictures of my kitchen or downstairs bathroom. And yes, I decorate my bathrooms too!!

Either way, I hope you enjoy “Holidays at the Rojas House.” Thanks for stopping by to see my house in all of its holiday glory. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And stop by next week. I’ll be sharing a Christmas card and ornament and also a snowman pail to place your gifts in.

Until next time…

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

My Front Living Room

This is my staircase

This is also in my front living room by my front door

Front Living Room- My snowman area, most of these are handmade
Family Room

Family Room- I made this stocking holder for my fur kids.
Family Room- This is my Rudolph Village
Family Room- The rest of my Rudolph village

Family Room- This is my village. I love this village!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

Hi Everyone!

I want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Turkey Day! I hope you have the opportunity to spend this day with those you love and be thankful that you have the time to spend with them. I am very thankful for my family and friends. I also give thanks to God for my health being better.

So, as you enjoy your day with your family and friends, make sure you stop and give thanks to your Higher Power. And don't forget to eat lots of turkey and other yummy stuff. Have a great day!!!

Until next time....

Crafty Hugs,
Stampin' Queen Creations

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yesterday the Designer Crafts Connection
shared ideas for using the
and the makers of the
have a challenge for you....
How would you use a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner?  
Share your creative ideas and 
you could win a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner!!!!!   

To submit your Scan & Share ideas, click here.  
The blog hop follower who comes up with the most creative and 
productive ideas using a Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner 
will WIN their very own Flip-Pal™.  
The winner will be announced on December 15th.  
Click on the Designer Crafts Connection button
on the right side of my blog
to see what others have done or would do with the 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop

Yes, it’s another round of happy hopping with the Designer Craft Connection!
For this month’s hop, we have a surprise for everyone. Instead of you all getting just one round of fabulous ideas, you’ll be getting two!! Our first hop’s theme is Thanksgiving and our second hop that will take place on November 15th with a manufacturers challenge from Flip Pal. If you don’t know what a Flip Pal is, you’ll have to stay tuned to see what great ideas our designers have created with this wonderful machine! If this is your first time to the hop, all you have to do is click on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right hand side of my blog. It will take you to all of the designers that are participating in our blog hop. And of course Julie McGuffee, our fearless leader will host another terrific giveaway! She will be giving away a Sizzix Sidekick with 2 sets of Sizzlets Alphabet Dies. To enter to win you must identify the blogs on the hop where a die cut has been used in the designer’s project. Go to Julie’s blog at  to list your answers. This is a great giveaway, so don’t be left out! Good luck!!!
Thanksgiving is almost here and I would like to ask, “What are you thankful for?” I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment on my blog and share your thoughts and feelings.
For me, that question has a few answers to it. Being a person who has lived all of her adult life with a chronic illness, Crohn’s Disease, I am thankful to be alive each year. After 51 hospitalizations and 21 surgeries, I always wonder if I’ll see the next year, but blessings and thanks to God, I am still here.

I am also thankful for my family, my husband Rich, my two children, Richelle & Michael and my mom, because without them I would not be here. They bring me so much joy and happiness. I’m thankful for my extended family and all of my friends. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I am thankful for my fur kids, Ruby Renee and Coca Cola. They fill my life with laughter with al of the goofy things they do, like wet-nosed doggy kisses. I am so thankful for a lot of other things too, but it would take me days to list them all.

One more thing that I’m thankful for is spending time eating, drinking and laughing with my family at Thanksgiving dinner. Since most people spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families, what would be a better way of showing them how much you love them by creating a beautiful  table setting for your Thanksgiving dinner! How great would it be to have a handmade dinner plate, a name card gift basket, napkin rings and candle decorations are exactly what you are getting with this great project. When I first created this table setting those were the thoughts going through my head.

So, when you’re sitting around in your craft room creating this beautiful project for your next Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you stop long enough to give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings in  your life. And please say a prayer or two for all of our service men and women who are away from their families during this holiday season.

Until next time…

Happy Hopping,

Stampin’ Queen Creations 
Give The Queen A Call!

Thanksgiving Table Setting

©2011  Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations


  • Glass plate
  • Glass candleholders
  • Taper candles 12”- Yellow
  • White card stock
  • White printer paper
  • Black dye based inkpad
  • Tan tissue paper
  • Faber-Castell chalk pencils
  • Miniature basket
  • Matte sealer
  • Aleene’s Reverse Collage Glue
  • Glue gun
  • Foam brush
  • Exacto knife
  • Black permanent marker
  • Autumn pattern paper
  • Napkin
  • Gold elastic thread
  • Rubber stamps-
  • Cornucopia, Acorn swag, Large Indian Corn, Turkey Banner, Turkey

1.   Stamp cornucopia one time and acorn swag four times on white printer paper with black inkpad. Stamp turkey and turkey banner once, and Indian corn two times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color all stamped images with chalk pencils and spray with sealer. 

2.   Cut out stamped images with Exacto knife. Wash and dry plate thoroughly. Turn plate over so the bottom is facing up. Using a foam brush, apply reverse collage glue to entire plate. Lay cornucopia and acorn swag images onto the plate. Cover images with reverse collage glue. Tear tan tissue paper into pieces and adhere to the plate, using reverse collage glue. Cover the entire plate. Repeat the process three times. Let dry 24 hours before using. Hand wash plate with a damp cloth after use. Do not put plate in the dishwasher. 

3.   For napkin ring, make a circle out of a strip of pattern paper and glue to the back of turkey image with glue gun. Fold napkin and slip through the napkin ring. Next, glue gold elastic thread to the back of the Indian corn images and slide onto the taper candles. For a different twist on the “name card”, write name on the turkey banner image and glue to the handle of a miniature basket. Fill baskets with candy for a treat your guest can take home with them!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Special Announcement!!!

NEW: Designer Craft Connection Facebook Page
Be part of the in crowd! LIKE our NEW Designer Craft Connection Page on Facebook so you will learn about our challenges, giveaways, and announcements. Make sure to share our Designer Craft Connection Page with your Facebook friends so that they can join in the fun too!