Sweetshop Blog Hop: A Valentine's Banner !

Welcome to Maria Elena's Happy World and the Sweetshop Blog Hop! If you’ve never enjoyed a blog hop before, it’s where you ‘hop’ between blogs following a chain of links, with each blog in the chain posting something exciting for the event! There will even be some great blog candy (giveaways) to win along the way! More on that in a moment!

If you've come from visiting Madison at you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Go HERE

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letter there. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at!

Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect to be eligible for a prize package at (Secret letter: "A")
Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop...Melissa Go see what she has in store for you today.

And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages! Here’s how:

1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on
4. Or just leave a comment at and let us know how you liked our Sweetshop Blog Hop.

Here is our Hop line-up:
17. Maria Elena (You Are HERE)
A mis seguidoras en español, solo les resumo brevemente: vayan a Cooking with Cricut para q comiencen a jugar, dejen comentarios y sigan el orden desde el 1 hasta el 23 TIENEN q dejar comentario y colectar las letras q cada blog tiene como SECRET LETTER las organizan en sus casas y completan la frase y la dejan en el blog de Cricut... hay muchas formas de jugar para tener oportunidad de ganar muchos premio de digi stamps o archivos de cortar... EN FIN juguemos todas !
Suerte mis chicas !
Maria ELena ;-)


Cell Phone With Camera Flash said...

What you’re saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I also love the images you put in here. They fit so well with what you’re trying to say. I’m sure you’ll reach so many people with what you’ve got to say.

Paper Addict said...


Julie Wasson said...

great banner
thanks for the blog hop

DebC said...

Maria wonderful job on the banner its really pretty!
Great hopping along with you!

Jean said...

Love your banner! Jean (CWC DT)

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is so Beautiful! I have to try a banner soon-they look like so much fun to make. Thank you for sharing your ideas-Hugs Cathie
Buen Hecho Chica-

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh beautiful !! love this its so creative and clever
Hope you are having a good weekend and i have a freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) on my dezinaworld blog if you fancy popping by. it will be gone tomorrow so hope you get time
hugs June

KARLA UREA said...

Mary, te quedo super divino, amiga wao que trabajan debe de ser!!! Muchas gracias por el aproyo!!! Me encanto los colores y sobre todo como te quedaron las flores!!!
Te felicito ami
Happy Sweet Blog Hop!!!
Karla Urea

starry43 said...

ahhh love your banner

Brenna said...

I love the banner!! soo cute!

Creative Diva said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing! New follower!

Anna said...

Just beautiful!! Love it. Lots of nice details.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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craftaholic said...

Very Beautiful banner you have Created!!! I love it!! I am a follower of your blog!! TFS!!!!
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pat said...

your banner was a great idea thanks for sharing with us.

Melin said...

What a beautiful job! I love the color combinations and details. It is really very, very pretty. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to CWC! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Amy said...

Great design for the banner - I especially loved the stick pins!! Very talented, TFS!

Vivi Martínez said...

Ese banner está lindísimo. Me encanta!He estado esperando una ocasión especial para hacer un banner, especialmente porque últimamente los veo mucho y me encantan...A ver si me animo para mi próximo proyecto.
Un abrazo



Penny said...

I love banners. Yours is adorable!

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Tamara said...

Those are some Fancy Banners! Bet thats going to Make some ones Day! said...

MariaElena se que mi comentario no hace uso perfecto de la lengua española pero "te aventastes"!!!
Precioso projecto!!!

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Hola Hola...!
Aunque no siga el hilo del Blog Hope, no podia dejar pasar la ocasion de comentar tan lindo trabajo, sencillamente me encanta...! Es un banner precioso.
Saluditos y un abrazo gordo

Christine said...

Lov'in the supercute Bunting!

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BunnyFreak said...

Great banner.
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Scrappin Melissa said...

very nice. love the details

PixiesDelight said...

THis is great fun! Love to see everyones work!

Lana said...

Love the banner.
New follower.

Linda said...

Love your banner,TFS lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Lisa said...

stunning! Love the vibrant colors.

A Scrap Above said...

Love it, great colors and details.
I am a new follower of your blog

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Maria your blogsite is beautiful!! What a tread to come and see yoru lovely work!

~Gabrielle xx

Granny said...

The banner is great. This would be good to hang in my classroom. Thanks for sharing

~ Jo ~ said...

Your Valentine banner is stunning!!!! I LOVE IT and this would look beautiful hanging above my fireplace!

Patti Ross said...

so cute...

Patti Ross

Crafting Misfit said...

So cute! I made my first banner this weekend and found it fun and am in the search for new excuses to make banners!

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

OMG, this is so detailed and beautiful! I love everything about it. All of your projects are gorgeous.

Now following!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful, Valentine banner! LOVE your color choices and all those perfect, little embellishments!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Love the banner, it would look great in any home....