Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event

I am very happy to assist to the Puerto Rico Scrapbook event that will take place on the days of June 11, 12 and 13, 2010 at San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event will be celebrated here at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. I love this center, is so beautiful, so elegant, so chic!!!!

Photo Courtesy: Puerto Rico Convention Center Site

This is the second time, I will assist to an event like this. My first assistance to a scrapbook event was at the Creating Keepsakes University (CKU) on July, 2005 at Orlando, Florida. Wow!!!!, I cannot believe it is almost five years.

I will only assist to one of the three days, but I do not mind, since I am very happy with the classes, I selected. I will take one session from each of the following classes:
These are not the only classes, there will be a Sizzix class, and SDU class with EK Success, night crops, discounts from Memory Box store, etc. Please go here, for more information about the event.

Therefore, if you are coming to Puerto Rico in June, please let me know, maybe we can get to share together at the convention!!

Happy week!!

A walk in the park

This is one of my favorite photos from my DH and my youngest son from our summer vacations at France on 2009. On June 8, 2009 we took a leisure day through Paris, strolling through its central park,  The Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries). The park connects the Louvre Palace to Arc of Triumph on a 5km long straight line through Place de la Concorde and Champ Elysees.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Upsy Daisy Designs "A walk in the park", Brown Flower: Maya Road, Green Flower: Daisy D's, Beige Flower: Doddlebug Designs, Green Leafs: Maya Road, Glitter Brads: Making Memories, Glitter Alphabet Thickers: Dear Lizzy + American Crafts, Cardstock Stickers: SEI Moravia, Cardstock Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories

Sketch used is Sketch #116 from Sketch Inspiration. In addition, this layout includes at least three types of bling: the title, the cardstock sticker and the brown brad used as a center's flower. I submitted this layout for Design Dollies Element Challenge "Feeling a little Blingy???" Since, the sketch includes a circle, which was cut with Cricut Expression, Plantin School Book Cardtridge, at 8" Roly Poly settings, I uploaded it to The Scrap-Room Blog Weekly Challenge #12.

Hope everyone have a nice week!!

City kids Run

I want to share a layout, I made following sketch from Sketchy Thursdays 3.18. The photos are from December, 2008. We were honored to receive an invitation to a Christmas party, at a "finca" in Aibonito. When the kids saw all the available green space, the first instinct was to run freely all over the place.

Aibonito is a small mountain town in Puerto Rico located in a relative high elevation of Cayey mountains. Aibonito is famous for the festival of the flowers, which takes place in July, and it is visited by people from all around the world.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass Serendipity Robotics, Chipboard: Sassafras   Lass, Glitter Cut: Fancy Pants Label Flourish: Item #609, Flower: unknown, Brad: Unknown, Fabric Letter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers Dolce, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories

My favorite season is...

It is expected that temperatures will be above 90 Fahrenheit from the start of spring season until november. With the high costs of electricity, where I live, this are not so good news.

The prompt #12 from Book Weekly Challenge Log Your Memory is: "What is your favorite season?" I did  the following layout titled Winter.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Offbeat, Boxer and Infuse, embellishments: Basic Grey Offbeat and Origins, Tag: Basic Grey Fruitcake, Alphabet: American Crafts, Thread: Making Memories (color cream)

The journaling: My favorite season is winter. The weather is cool, we can feel the breeze, the feeling of new beginnings and goal setting. Winter is the best season where, I leave. We can go to the beach everyday of the year. Here is the evidence, this photo was taken on December 28, 2009.

Winter means for me, no two or three obliging showers/day. No ponytails. We can dress without worrying about heat survival. We can feel comfortable in jeans and still wearing sandals. When the springs begins, starts the heat, and it is not comfortable anymore. Then to wait for December again.

The sketch is from Julie Bonner for The Scrap-Room Blog Weekly Challenge #11. In addition, I used more than three different Basic Grey papers, to participate in Simply Scrapping Crafts Basic Grey Challenge for march 2010.

A Summer Layout "Goggles"

Summer at the caribbean is filled with a lot of sun, pool and beach leisure time. Our family is not an exception to this summer generalization. Since, we live in the caribbean, we strongly need to escape from the heat. 

On June, 2008, we went for a weekend to "El Conquistador" Hotel at Fajardo, Puerto Rico. My son is already a swimmer expert, had already took a lot of swimming classes and enjoy showing his goggles, everywhere. I strongly recommend very bright green goggles for children. They are very useful to identify kids at the pool, especially when they really swim like a fish.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts Everyday and Celebration, KI Memories Flourishes, Buttons: Doddlebug, Foam: American Crafts, Label: Making Memories, Tools: Stampin Up scallop border punch, Alphabet Sticker: Doodlebug.

The "Goggles" layout was inspired by the challenge from Simply Scrapping Crafts, Simply Sweet Color Challenge March 2010 Week 2. In addition, I wanted to participate in the challenge #114 from Sketch Inspiration. Also, I assured that I included a mix of at least five patterned papers for this layout to be eligible for The Scrap Room Blog Challenge, Weekly Challenge #10. 

I really enjoy to create layouts, where they are eligible for more than one online challenge. I am always looking to earn some prizes to add to my scrapbook stash.

School Art

This week, I created the layout "School Art" according to Simply Sweet Color Challenge, March 2010 Week 1 from the community Simply Scrapping.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Mellow, Scalloped Circle: Bazzill, Flowers: Prima, Stickers: Stampin Up Simply Scrappin' Scrapbooking kit Primary Colors, Rhinestone Brads: Stampin Up Fire Squares, School Sticker: Top Line Creations, Chipboard letters: Autumn Leaves, Tools: Cricut Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook (Circle cut at 10.5 inches)

From the color combination, I searched through my stash, and found out that Basic Grey Mellow combines perfectly with the colors from challenge. Then, I searched through my albums to find these photos from my son, posing for the camera "its style", showing the turkey craft he did at school due to the holidays. Photo was taken on November 22, 2007.

I combined this challenge with the sketch from Simply Scrapping Sketchy Saturday, March 2010 Week 1. The challenge required a scalloped circle, which is one of my favorites sketches type.

Love online challenges, because, in addition to accelerate the decision making, I can use my stash, and scrap old events like this one from November 2007.

I imagine my life, like a million pieces puzzle. And this hobby, provides me the chance to present my family life here, little by little with small snapshots.

Wishing everyone a happy day! And thanks for stopping by!!!

Oh Boy!

On June 12, 2009 we traveled from Paris, France to Reims, France by car. I created the layout {Oh Boy!} of my kids where they were inside the car during this travel.

Reims is a small city in the Champagne region of France, lies 129 km EN of Paris. It became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire, and it was the traditional place of the crowning of the kings of France. We saw the Cathedral of Reims, and three of the most important and recognized white cellars. Pommery, Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin and Moet & Chandon. I expect to journal more about this trip to France in my next layouts.

Supplies: Patterned Paper and Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Inc. Rough and Tough, Acrylic Stars: Heidi Swapp, Cardstock: Bazzill, Tools: Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge, Ribbon: Unknown

I created this layout to participate in Sketch #113 from Sketch Inspiration.  

On board

I created this LO for challenge 2-24-2010 at Let's Scrap community. The photos are from the summer vacation we took at the Carnival Destiny cruise on July, 2008. We departed from San Juan port and hopped through different caribbean islands for seven days. It was really fun, all the family enjoyed traveling with Fun Ship Freddy.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Jersey Shore, Cardstock: Stampin Up Bashful Blue, Chipboard Stampin Up, Corduroy Buttons: Stampin Up Pacific Point, Overlay: Prima, Labels: Heidi Swapp, Ink: Stampin Up Bermuda Bay, Alphabet Stickers: Doddlebug Simply Sweet Blue Jean

In addition, I uploaded this layout at The Scrap-Room Blog Challenge Week #9, where this week challenge is to "create a layout with some sort of living element included somewhere on the page".  Hope you can join us, in addition to get inspired by the creations of the DT baristas.

Have a nice day!

What are your biggest fears?

This is the prompt for weekly challenge #9 at log your memory. The first thought is what I wrote in the layout I submitted to this challenge: "My biggest fear is that something bad happens to my kids. My biggest dream is to see my grandkids and my kids living happily and content".

I love these photos, where all the family gets together. Where you see a bunch of people, the grandparents sitting in a large sofa, the uncles and the aunts standing up at the back of the sofa, and all the grandchildren sitting on the front, happily smiling. Delicious!!

The photo selected for this layout was taken on last Mother's day May 10, 2009. The sketch used was sketch#112 from Sketch Inspiration ning site.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc. Lil Miss, Flourishes: Basic Grey and Prima, Felt Flowers: Queen & Co, Alphabet Stickers: Chatterbox Inc. and Making Memories, Scalloped diecut: Jenni Bowlin

Thanks for following me, and reading my blog. Looking forward to improve myself everyday. Too many plans, so little time. Wishing to everyone a happy and productive week! 

Prima has a secret

Sorry, but I saw this too late!!

PRIMA has something really big coming your way…. Curtain2
                                ( Click the purple curtain to reveal a secret)

...but we can’t reveal it just yet! We know you’re going to love it! And don’t worry-we promise to share the big news with you soon. It’s really hard not to spill the beans, but we are sworn to secrecy. So, in the meantime, we have an exciting opportunity for you to win BIG and it’s open to everyone! There are two fabulous prize baskets worth $100 up for grabs. Prima will choose one winner from the US and one International winner. 


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