Louvre Museum Scrapbook Layout

This weekend, I wanted to complete one of the page kits from Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event. However, I decided to participate in the current challenge from Sketchy Thursdays. This is one of my favorite sketch challenges sites. The papers came from the Make & Take page kit, given at the event. I added the Prima Flowers, the cardstock stickers, and the white alphabet thickers from American Crafts.

The photos were taken on June 6, 2009, before entering to the Louvre museum, at Paris, France. We went straight to the Egyptian exhibitions, as we had my two boys, 5 and 3 years old. We were prepared to enter this enormous and so magnificent museum, with two umbrella strollers. Obviously, we did not see it all. But, I  can proudly affirm, that they enjoyed this museum, and showed interest in many of its treasures. As today, my oldest son, still says he wants to be an egyptologist. We believe, his first influence for this preference, was the Louvre Museum. In addition, to the movie, Night at the Museum, of course, and the Playmobil toys!!

  • Sketch Challenge: Do a layout following this sketch (due on Wednesday, July 28, 2010).


Dear Lizzy Class* Grow

This scrapbook layout was created during Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event. All the supplies are from Dear Lizzy + American Crafts, except the butterfly which is from Jenni Bowlin. The class was given by the awesome teacher Elizabeth Kartchner. This is one of three scrapbook layouts taught at the 2 hours class. The class consist, to learn how to do the flowers with fabric. Loved this technique!! I did one at the class with hot glue. The other three flowers, I did at home, with Martha Stewart Create Permanent Glue. I had very good results with this glue. I definitely recommend it. My flowers did not unrolled by themselves, or maybe i used a lot of glue. :)

The photo shows Luis and me at the gardens from "Museo de Arte de Ponce". This museum is considered the most finest museum in Puerto Rico, and it is the largest museum from the Caribbean. The Museo de Arte de Ponce houses the most important collection of European art in Latin America. The photo shows a Bonsai, exhibition. The masterpiece of the museum is the Flaming June, painted by Frederic Leighton.
Information and Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
Currently, this museum is under renovation, but if you happen to stay in Puerto Rico, this place is definitely worth a visit.


72 & Sunny

My kids are in their aunt's backyard refreshing from the heat, while having water's fun. They enjoyed a lovely afternoon, in this big backyard with Diana and family. Photo was taken on March 31, 2010. We were concern about the heat in the coming months. I am grateful to the huge amount of rain that has fallen at Puerto Rico at June and July. The warm weather had not been so suffocating, this summer at least in Puerto Rico, as it was in spring! Currently, the weather is acting weird! LOL! Looking forward to some scrapbook collection with summer showers's theme!!! 

  • Sketch: 7.15 Sketchy Thursday: Love this sketch with space to use three photos, definitely this sketch, is one I will use more often.

  • Color: Color Combos Galore #151: The colors in this palette inspired me to use WRMK 72 & Sunny line. I had this photos, waiting to be scrapped. This color challenge represented the perfect opportunity to scrap them. The inspiration challenge was to use a transparency. I used a Hambly Transparency as a background over the WRMK orange's patterned paper. Note: If you go here, and do a gallery search (keyword): colorcombosgalore, you will see a lot of beautiful work.

  • Recipe: Simply Scrapping Crafts: Creative Corner Week 2 July 14th Challenge: We had to create a card, or layout based on the following recipe: V = Vellum, A = Aqua (the color), C = Chipboard (the star inside the sun is made of chipboard), A = Acrylic stamp ( the sentiment refreshing belongs to CTMH stamp set D1138 Paradise), T = Tape ( I put an old tape from Heidi Swapp, do you remember them?, I still love them), I = Ink: (Some of the embellishments were inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad: Tangerine), O = Orange (the color), N = Numbers (the title).
  • Recipe: The Scrap-Room Blog: Week #29 Weekly Challenge: Create a layout with a masculine feel. My boys are the only ones in this layout, in addition, this layout does not have any flowers or ribbon!!!
  • Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers 72 & Sunny
  • Chipboard: Star
  • Stamp: CTMH Paradise: D1138
  • Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad: Tangerine
  • Tape: Heidi Swapp
  • Transparency: Hambly Studios

Ten Things I Love About You

Ten Thing I love about you:
1) your smile
2) your competitive spirit
3) your sense of humor
4) your creativity
5) your helpfulness
6) your personality
7) your appetite
8) your attitude
9) your love for sports
10) your assertiveness

Photo is from Diego, and it was taken on February 21, 2010. 


  • Log Your Memory: Weekly Challenge #28: Which consisted on putting together a "10 things I love about"... list.

    Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing Inc. Animal Bash
    Shimmer Sticker Alpha: Making Memories
    Fabric Words: Prima Marketing Inc.
    Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc. Animal Bash
    Thickers: American Crafts

    Beautiful Wish Layout

    This is my grandmother "Carmen" (the young woman in the photo). The time of the photo should be between 1940 to 1946. The location should be in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We do not recognize who is the little girl from the family. At the time of the photo, my grandmother was single and without kids. I wonder what were her wishes, her dreams and what were her worries at the time.


    • Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl Audrey
    • Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl, Kiara
    • Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Blush
    • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
    • Journaling Cards: Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl
    • Lace Wrap: Fancy Pants Lace, Powder
    • Fabric Flower: Making Memories
    • Felt Flower: Maya Road
    • Adage Ticket: Tim Holtz
    • Journaling Ticket: Tim Holtz
    • Metal Memo Pin: Tim Holtz
    • Philosophy Tag: Tim Holtz

    Santa is coming...NORAD

    December 24, 2009: We celebrated Christmas's Eve at our house with the close members of my extended family. We had the computer's screen at NORAD Track Santa. 

    Around 11:30 PM, Santa stopped in Puerto Rico. You can see Santa in the photo below at my layout. Immediately, both of my kids went to their room, and in less than ten minutes, they were sleeping. Everyone from the party had to go. How the kids reacted to Santa's arrival was very fun!!


    • Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Zach's Life Collection
    • Lace Cardstock: KI Memories: Stars and Dots (Blue)
    • Paper Diecuts: Little Yellow Bicycle Zach's Life Collection

    Card "Tu amistad significa todo para mi"


    • Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! Green Tea
    • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Textured Cardstock Baja Breeze & Georgia Pacific White
    • Stamp: Stampin' Up! Alas De Amistad, 116466
    • Ink: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze & Real Red
    • Buttons: Stampin' Up! Button Bouquet

    Scrapbook Layout "Imagine"

    Luis is climbing a tree at "Parque Luis Munoz Marin", San Juan, Puerto Rico. His Dad, is a very "safety" conscious man. Luis let us know, that he wants a tree house. We tell him to "Imagine". Every year, we see less big trees. Now climbing a tree is not something, we can spare.


    • Recipe Challenge: Simply Scrapping Crafts: Stamp & Scrap Week 1 July: This week inspiration reveal is all about digging in the sewing basket! The challenge consists to create a card or layout with fabric, seam binding, pins, thread, buttons AND the stamps! The layout contains fabric flowers, and a pin at the top right's corner. The title imagine was raw chipboard, painted with white ink, and small flowers were stamped with red ink.
    • Handmade Kit from Design Team Member: Brianna: I received this beautiful kit, when I participated at Simply Scrappin Crafts NSD celebration on May, 2010.
    • I added the following supplies: Making Memories Notebook page, Green pin, Stamp: Stampin' Up! Imagenes Pequenas (112897). Ink: Stampin' Up!: White (Craft), Real Red (Classic), Ribbon.

    It is a Small World at Disneyland Paris

    It's A Small World
    On June 5, 2009, we went to Disneyland Paris. One of the attractions, we enjoyed was It's A Small World.  This is one of the Disney attractions, I like the most, and always ride it, when I am at Disney parks.

    It is a boat ride located in the Fantasyland area of the park. The ride features 400 brightly costumed dolls in the style of children of the world. The dolls sing the ride's titled track, which has a theme of global peace. In Paris, the son is also sung in German, French and Arabic. In Disneyland Paris park, the attraction is somewhat different from other versions of the ride. The scenieric and music are done in a different style. There is a different room for North America, which dolls represent Canada and United States. This version also contains a complete Middle East section ( in which the song is sung in Arabic). In the Final room, in addition to the song being sung in English, it is also sung in French and German. (Note: Written from Wikipedia).

    By Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman

    It's a world of laughter,
    A world of tears,
    It's a world of hopes,
    And a world of fears.
    There's so much that we share,
    That it's time we're aware,
    It's a small world after all.

    It's a small world after all.
    It's a small world after all.
    It's a small world after all.
    It's a small, small world.

    There is just one moon,
    And one golden sun.
    And a smile means,
    Friendship to every one.
    Though the mountains divide,
    And the oceans are wide,
    It's a small world after all.


    The basic supplies (cardstock and patterned paper) came from a Make and Take from Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event). However, I added additional supplies, and I deviated significantly from the M&T layout, to follow SSC sketch.
    • Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass Pocket Full of Rosies
    • Stickers: American Crafts Thickers Rockabye Foam Letters
    • Stickers:American Crafts Thickers Giggles Foam Letters
    • Die cuts: Stampin' Up! (Clouds)
    • Buttons (Unknown)


    You Can Be Whatever 

    You Want To Be!

    There is inside you
    all of the potential
    to be whatever you want to be,
    all of the energy
    to do whatever you want to do.

    Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
    doing what you want to do,
    and each day, take one step
    towards your dream.

    And though at times it may seem too
    difficult to continue,
    hold on to your dream.

    One morning you will awake to find

    that you are the person you dreamed of,
    doing what you wanted to do,
    simply because you had the courage
    to believe in your potential
    and to hold on to your dream.

    ~ Donna Levine ~

    This layout was one of two layouts taught from PRIMA Marketing Inc. class at Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event (teacher: Donna Downey). I rotated the sketch, since I wanted to use a vertical photo. Stamp is from Unity designed by Donna Downey.

    Photo of me, on December 20, 2009. One of the things, I like most about christmas, is that I love to reflect about the current year's events. Time to meditate, time to see, where I did good, what worked, and where I can improve as a person, and to see how I can influence the results for the next year going ahead. Every year for me is a learning experience, letting me know, that I have a lot of things to learn. Many challenges waiting ahead.

    Everything is from Prima Marketing Inc.

    be..Happy for this Moment

    This layout was one of two layouts from PRIMA Marketing Inc. class at Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event. The layout was designed and taught by Donna Downey. The stamp is from Unity KOTM (December, 2009). 

    Every time we have a special date night, I request to my dear husband to take a "me" photo. This time was not an exception. Photo was taken on August 29, 2009, previous Puerto Rico Wine and Food Festival at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The highlight of the night was a show from chief Emeryl Lagasse. We had a great time!! Even though my favorite was the coffee from Nescafe booth barista. Coffee was so good, very robust!!, The barista draw a flower inside the coffee with the hot milk!! I really was amazed by his talent!! Love good puerto rican coffee!!

    Patterned Paper: PRIMA Marketing Inc. Art-stitched Mulberries
    Flowers: PRIMA Marketing Inc.
    Fabric Words: Prima Marketing Inc.
    Stamp: Unity KOTM December 2009
    Ink: Stampin' Up! Soft Suede

    What to Do in July...Scrapbook Related

    This is a list, of many scrapbooking events, celebrations, giveaways, etc. happening in July, 2010. These are from sites, I am subscribed through my Goggle reader. These are extraordinary events, and not scheduled challenges, etc. If this lists helps you in some way, please let me know. If you know of more events, please let me know about them too, I will happily include them in this list, for the benefit of everyone!!!

    • July 1 to July 30: Participate in this blog giveaway from Emily, designer from Simply Scrapping Crafts and the Pink Ninjas.

    Hoping a fun July, and the best of luck!!


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