Limbo Party!!!

Limbo Party! Here is my son with his friends at school, celebrating Saint Valentine's holiday on February 12, 2010. Each kid had to dress with white, red and/or pink colors.  This layout was created for  Design Dollies Trifecta, which consists of the combination of Elements, Color and Sketch Challenges.


  • Sketch: 

  • Elements (Recipe): 1) Lace: pink lace inside metal frame, 2) color pink, 3) Stripes: patterned paper, 4) crown: Kids dressing crowns at the photo due to holiday, 5) 3D elements: flowers, brads, metal frame.
  • Color Challenge: 

Patterned Paper: Glitz Design
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Alphabet: Glitz Design Cardstock Stickers Pink Alpha
Pink Felt Flowers: Stampin' Up
White Brads: Stampin' Up
Fabric Flower: Petaloo
Metal Frame: Making Memories
Diecut: Rusty Pickle Island Summer Tag Set
White Felt Heart: American Crafts NewHouse Fleece Baby Cream

Hoping Everyone a Happy Week!

Me, 20 years later

If had known then what I know now when I was in college:

  • I would worry less about minor things, enjoy life more,
  • I would exercise more,
  • I would study more,
  • I would take the summer's class to travel Europe, and would not mind the $3K+ loan.
  • I would eat and drink better i/o healthier,
  • I would manage my time better, 
  • I would choose my friends better (so many learning experiences here!)
  • I would be happier, if I had known, what I know now, about life. But, I guess, this is life. 
  • "Nadie aprende, por cabeza ajena". 
Now, I see that scrapbooking and blogging can be a complement of each other. I did this layout without the help of a sketch!!!! Hurrah, for me!!! 

I loved so much the results, that I decided to not add the journaling elements.
Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing Inc. Animal Bash Eager, Dear Lizzy American Crafts Spring Beehive Brunch (banner), Provo Craft Christina Cole Rainbow Stripes 2 (right flower with the square brad).
Chipboard: Pink Paislee, chipboard alphabet expressions Weathered Wood, Blackberry
Glitter Chipboard: American Crafts Thickers.
Butterflies: Heidi Swapp
Crown: Heidi Swapp Bling
Rhinestone Brad: Stampin' Up Ice Squares
Lace, Dark Pink Flower, Pink Ticket: Manufacturer Unknown.

Simply Scrapping Crafts Wacky Wednesday Week 3: Do a banner in a layout. I cut Dear lizzy paper to create the banner.

Design Dollies: Elements Challenge (post from May 25, 2010): 
To follow this recipe:
  • lace: this layout have lace in the layout's lower section
  • pink: this layout has lace, the ticket, and flower which are pink
  • stripes: Prima Animal bash paper used as background has fine stripes, however, I added the patterned paper from Christina Cole (pink stripes) in the flower located at the right side of the photo used as a focal point.
  • crown: I have a crown (white bling) in 1990's photo.
  • Two 3D elements or more: the butterflies, the flower, are 3D elements.
The Scrap-Room Blog: Week #21: Create a layout with overlapped photos.

Log Your Memory: Week #21: Journaling Prompt: If I had know then what I know now.... Even, I did not write the journaling at the layout, this prompt was the spark to create this layout, and the basis for the layout's title.

That's all!!! Wishing everyone a happy weekend!!! Welcome Summer!!!!!!

Animal Stories Card

Little by little, I am starting to create cards. This card was created today with Stampin' Up Animal Stories rubber stamp set. What do you think, of my very simple card????!!!!!
Stamp: Stampin Up Animal Stories & Totally Tabs
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Tall Tales (115678) & Simply Scrappin Kit Hoppy Memories (Retired)
Cardstock: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip & Crushed Curry
Punch: Stampin Up Round Tab (108340)
Ink: Stampin Up Classic Stampin Pad Crushed Curry
Button: Stampin Up Earth Elements
Ribbon: Polytwill Ribbon Width 1/4" Old Olive
Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp

And no, I am not a Stampin' Up demonstrator! It is just that I love their products!! I have a decent stash of Stampin Up products, from which I plan to use them, as time permits it!!!! And if you are a regular reader from my blog, you already know, that I create only with a challenge on mind!!!! 

Theme: Design Dollies Element Challenge Create something inspired by the circus or just something that features animals!!!!
Colors: Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge #48. Colors: Crushed Curry, Tempting Tuquoise & Old olive.

Sketch: Mojo Monday 140. This sketch blog requires to create a card following this sketch.

Recipe: Simply Scrapping Crafts  Stamp & Scrap Challenge May 2010 Week 1The requirements for taking this challenge is create your project whether it is a layout or card using stamps.  This week is all about layers.  You can have as many layers of patterned paper and images on your card/layout as you want but each layer needs to be matted in black or brown.

Pretty Boy

I created another layout from our last summer's trip to France. This time, it is my little D at Versailles Gardens (June 8, 2009). He is wearing a rain coat from The GAP store, located at Champs-Elysees avenue, by necessity. We did not expected, so much rain during our vacations. So bad, it was raining so much, that day, during our Versailles trip!! He never used this coat after the trip, when we returned home. I guess, he never like it!!! I do not wonder!
Patterned Paper: Bella BLVD Man of the House, Brads: Making Memories Passport, seven gypsies, Inkpad: ColorBox Fluis Chalk Burnt Sienna

Sketch: Design Dollies. There is still time to participate in this challenge, due date: May 26th (midnight)

Color Scheme: Simply Scrapping Crafts Color Challenge May 2010 Week 2

The requirements for taking this challenge is create your project whether it is a layout or card using the Simply Sweet Color Combo Chart1. Use these four colors only: Sky Blue, Olive Green, Cranberry & Tan. 2. You may add a small amount of neutrals white or cream, but only about 10%, if needed!!! There is still time to participate in this challenge!!! You have until May 31, to submit your creations!!

Wishing everyone a happy week!!!

My son at Notre Dame de Paris

Hi! Everyone! Very happy, that summer started already!!!!! My big kid, graduated from Kinder!!!! The graduation was spectacular!!! All the kids sang in english, so beautifully, and the coreography, and their oratory!!! I was really impressed!!! I am happy because, we will slow down a little bit the pace. I will not miss waking up at 5am, for our morning commute. Really!!! A two months break, it is really nice!!!


I created this layout as part of Big Picture Scrapbooking Dimensional Details class (week 1) with Nic Howard. I used the color challenge prompt from Design Dollies.
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler TRA-104 Mid Summer Night Dots & 
Scenic Route Background Blue Grid Worn 
Cardstock: Bazzill Krafts
Alphabet Thickers: American Crafts (brown)
Felt Rose: Prima Marketing Inc. De Vines 8"
Tools: Cricut Expressions Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
Marker: Stampin Up stampin' write chocolate chip

The Design Dollies color challenge was to create something new with the following colors: 
BLUE, GREEN, BROWN and WHITE (or ivory). 

I did not created anything new, since I followed class instruction's, but this layout was inspired from the colors required. Soon, I saw this color chart, I knew Traveler collection from Little Yellow Bicycle, was perfect for the challenge.

Hoping everyone a happy weekend!

Holiday Wishes Card

Hi, Everyone! Today, I am sharing a Holiday card, made for Simply Scrapping Crafts Card Corner "Weekly Wednesday Challenge Group" This card was made according to sketch May 2010, Week 1.
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up (Holiday Treasures (Real Red) & Old Olive DP
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise Textured
Stamp: Stampin Up Holiday Collection
Brads: Stampin Up
Punch: Stampin Up (Flowers)

The requirements was to create the card using the following sketch:
The colors used to create the card are:
I am submitting this card to Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA42. Loved this color combo, since, it represented an opportunity to start the holidays card making.



You will not see it, in the photos. But, we were really impatient to get out from the cruise after 7 days. We wanted to go home. We had to wait for more than two hours at the cruise top deck, at a temperature higher than 85 F degrees, which is not pleasant at all. The kids ate a lot of ice cream, while waiting. We took photos just for doing something... We really enjoyed the trip, but, we wanted to return home. Photos were taken on July 27, 2008.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts a la Carte (Chai, Sesame, Asiago)
Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard: Lil Davis Design Tinseltown Chipboard Alphabet (color Ice)
Stickers: Sandylion Cruise Words (SCB412), October Afternoon Thrift Shop (bird)
Buttons: Manufacturer unknown

I created this layout with The ScrapRoom Blog Challenge sketch from Week #19, and color challenge from Design Dollies. The sketch was created by Julie Bonner.

The request from Design Dollies challenge was to create a project with a combination of yellow, black and turquoise.

I was very happy that my DH and me, were dressed with this beautiful color combination!!!
Happy Sunday!!!

Live well, Laugh often, Love much

I love this rhyme of Live well, Laugh often, Love much, since that makes me reflect that life is very simple, and sometimes we worry too much. That true happiness is within us!!!!! Today, I am sharing a layout, made according to sketch 198 from  Scrapbook Challenges ning site.

Here is my son spending time together with one of my aunts. She lives in central Florida. These photos document their first meeting on December, 2008 at my grandma's house. The family bonding was immediate, as it can be observed by my son's funny gestures.

Patterned Paper: Scrapworks Canvas Collection: Citrus Works, 
Felt Flower: American Crafts, 
Rubber Sticker: October Afternoon

Wishing everyone a happy weekend!!!

My Family in the Early 1970's

The following layout shows a photo of my family and me, when I was just two (2) weeks old, and another photo when I turned one (1) year old, specifically my first birthday's celebration. I feel very happy to have these photos together, since I do not have many photos from the three of us together, at this family's stage.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Lil Davis Design Crillon, KI Memories Hopeful, Sasafrass Lass, Chipboard: Lil Davis Design, Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Felt Flowers: American Crafts

This layout follows the color combination of pink, cream and orange from Design Dollies color challenge.

Hope you like it! So happy to gather all these memories together!

Mom, we love you a lot!

This sunday is mother's day, and I did a layout for my mom, which I know reads this blog. Sketch is from this fabulous challenge site Design Dollies. This is my mom, with my two beautiful, sisters!! The photo was taken on Christmas (December 24, 2008).

Now, I am aware, that I need more photos from us, together!!!!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Grandmas Christmas Soup, Alphabet Stickers: Chatterbox & Making memories. 

Wow! In this photo, you can see how much, I look to my mom!!! Very proud of this!!!

Quiero decirte que te amamos mucho, gracias mil por ser como eres, por siempre estar para nosotras, y vivir por nosotras, en verdad no hay palabras para decirte cuanto te amamos!!!!!! Solo te deseo que pases un feliz dia, y le doy muchas gracias a Dios, que te tengo cerca. Muchos, besos y abrazos!!!!


To everyone that reads my blog, I wish a happy mother's day!!!

The Sweet Life

I created this layout "The Sweet Life" according to The Scrap-Room Blog Weekly Challenge #17. The challenge was to create a layout with a food theme. I went to my stash of recent photos and picked these three. On February 7, 2010, we do not had anything planned, therefore my loving DH, prepared lunch. It was so nice to eat at the backyard. He prepared chicken with fresh baby spinach, several imported cheese and white wine. I love weekends, with family together, good food and good weather, and especially when I have a dear husband that loves to be creative at the kitchen and knows how to cook. I love cook's vacations!  Pure bliss!!!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart, Sticker: Stampin Up, Embellishments: Basic Grey, Cardstock: Bazzill

This layout follows sketch 4.22 from Sketchy Thursdays. Only that, I really did not post it on time.

For the love of Copics & Mojo Monday

I want to share a card I created for Simply Scrapping Crafts NSD 2010 For the love of Copics Challenge. The challenge was very easy, just to create a card, which uses copics and that contains a heart. There is still time to participate. The challenge ends tomorrow monday at midnight. In addition, I wanted to participate in Mojo Monday card sketch.

This sketch uses Mojo Monday 136.

Card Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Elegant Masquerade
Copic: Copic Sketch R08 Vermilion
Brad: Imaginesce
Stamp: Stampin Up Sweet on You
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin Up: All Holidays
Ink: Stampin Up Classic Riding Hood Red
Punch: Stampin Up Round Tab & Scallop Circle
Ribbon: Unknown

Wishing everyone a happy sunday!!

National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day (NSD) to everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day!! There is so much inspiration at so many wonderful sites, that it is difficult to make a decision in which one to participate. I did some blog hopping at this ning site Scrapbook Challenges.  The blog hop starts at the blog from the very talented Scrapbook Challenge owner, Pamela. After, visiting all the blogs from the Design Team, you can participate in the blog hop too, through this link.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take:
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Seven gypsies, Sticker: Seven gypsies, Alpha stickers: Deluxe Designs, Cardstock Diecut: Daisy D

This layout is from Moet cellars at Epernay, Champagne, France. This was the end to the guided tour to the cellars. This is a wonderful place, very worthy of a visit. Hope you like!!!

Did you see the border with the curvy circles, this is a technique I learned from Brianna at Simply Scrappin Crafts!!! I love it!

Now off to enjoy NSD!!!
I will continue to do more  scrapping, playing Bingo and blog hopping!!


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