Cathedral of Reims - 3 Scrappy Boys Main Kit

Hi, again!!!! I am back to share a double page layout created using the August Main Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys kit club which features Lily bee designs This & That.

This layout is based on sketch #17 from Sketch Support. It was a long time I did not create a two page layout, so this was my self induced challenge. This goal was easily met with the main kit, since it includes two black cardstocks and two kraft cardstocks. Love those colors that are a staple in everyone stash.

My favorite item from the kit is the Maya Road - Trinket Blossoms . The kit includes four of these beautiful flowers. I used the golden yellow ones for my page. Here is a close-up! They are approximately 1".
The pinking circle was created with a PTI die. The flowers's banner was created with a SU! punch. It was attached against a WRMK black/white twine and liquid glue.

The photos are from our trip to Reims in June, 2009 at the Cathedral of Reims.Even with the so many pictures I had scrapped from this trip, I still have more photos scrap worthy. But who is counting??

And in some other news, 3 Scrappy Boys Facebook page reached the milestone of 100 Likes. Now, let's get to 150 Likes for a gift pack from the store. Nice!!

On the personal, classes will start in less than three weeks, so we are in the back to school mode. So ready for it!

Next post, I will be sharing some photos from this summer vacations. Really hope you like them, since they will keep me busy for the rest of the year and the next!! LOL!

Thanks for visiting!
Nite, nite!


Boys and their toys - Purple Pumpkin July Sketch and Best Creations Inc.

Hi, there!  First of all, I want to give thanks to all the people that voted for me at the August GDT for Sketchy Thursdays. I did not win but just getting in the top 5 is an achievement by itself. They receive lots of beautiful submissions every month. There will be always a next time, and I will go for it!!! Thanks again!

Today I am sharing my take in the July Sketch challenge from Purple Pumpkin. Not only I love Purple Pumpkin buttons and embellishments but love their sketches too. I was lucky enough to get hold of some new buttons and flowers at their last sale. Definitely, I put the GC to good use! 

This was the first time I used Best Creations Inc supplies and I need to tell you that I loved working with them. I like very much playing with bright colors and bold designs and their papers are right to my alley.

The Robot collection was perfect to document the day when we visited this popular toys store which build custom made stuffed toys. It was the 4th birthday for Diego and he got a black dotted dog with retro skates. So cool! and he was so happy!

For this layout, I attached the 12 X 12 Die Cut Glitter Paper - Gearing Up to a navy cardstock. I attached two pieces from both sides of Double Sided Glitter Paper - Space Stripes. Then I applied Glittered Cardstock Stickers Combo and Elements according to the sketch. 

The polka dot yellow and orange buttons, monkey button, yellow doilies and felt circles are from Purple Pumpkin. The yellow doily and felt layered circles were disassembled to get more embellishments.

Keep tuned since tonight I will publish a second post with my reveal of August 2011 Main Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys.

See you soon!


Sketchy Thursdays August GDT

Hi there! I've been selected as one of the Sketchy Thursdays August GDT finalists, and I would love it if you would vote for whichever layout you like the best at this link! There is just one day left to vote!

I created my "Summer Heat" layout using the June Trio kit from 3 Scrappy Boys, but there are some really great layouts in the running. Thanks so much!

My Robin Hood Snapshot

This is the last layout I will share today.  This is just one of the layouts created for CHA Summer Crop at 3 Scrappy Boys. The crop is in full swing right now at the message boards. 

This layout was created for the "Summer Movies" challenge. It consists to create a layout with a title based on a "Movie". Easy isn't it?

I was itching to scrap these photos from my DS. Actually the photos are from Christmas's day. He is just playing in the back yard with one of the toys that brought "Santa". No sketch this time.

The papers are from Crate Paper "Toy Box"; the embellishments are from Crate Paper (stickers, die cuts), chipboard: Maya Road, cardstock: bazzill; Filter: Fancy Pants.

This is everything for now...
However, I want to remind you that there are three sketches to follow as a challenge for The (Paper) Trail Makers Challenge blog.


the "Difficult Color" challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

So, let's scrap!!! Really, hope you can make the time to scrap, before the arrival from the new goodies from Summer CHA!

See you soon!

Summer Heat

Here is my page for Sketchy Thursdays: August GDT Challenge. I think I went very literal with the challenge with respect to the colors. But it is OK! Using the red and yellow colors, I wanted to document the suffocating heat we were experimenting that day. 

My kids do not like to use sunglasses or cap! But this day, they used all of the time! 

The photos are NOT so dark in real life.  I almost sure, that if I use other background colors, they would be more clear, when photographed. I will consider this, a lesson learn.

I used my leftovers from the June Trio kit from 3 Scrappy Boys. The collection is Cosmo Cricket: Salt Air. I added the twine (used in the buttons), the October Afternoon mist, the fabric chipboard letters. The Maya Road chipboard was treated with Pumpkin Pie die ink and Shimmerz.

See you soon!

Dream High! starting Today

Hi! My second post for today!

This time I am sharing my take in the current sketch from Sketchy Thursdays (7.14). The photo was taken in January at Diego's fifth birthday in Villa Campestre. Since this layout has the word "Today" in the title, I am submitting to 7.17 Bird is the Word Challenge blog, too.

Supplies are: 

  • patterned paper: Crate Paper, Toy Box
  • stickers: Crate paper, 
  • cardstock: Coredinations, 
  • chipboard: Crate paper and Maya Road; 
  • alphabet stickers: American crafts, Basic grey (Max & Whiskers), KI Memories. 
  • tag: Avery
  • Bingo card: Jenni Bowlin
  • Transparency: Hambly

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Summer Way

Hi, everyone!! Wishing everyone a great week! Mine had been busy by doing house "spring cleaning", errands back to school activities, etc. , however I still managed to scrap some layouts during the weekend and I will be sharing today thru several posts. Sorry that, I had not shared any photos yet from this month. I am still in the process of backing them up, before editing and playing with them. But, I will share, I promise!

This one is about our celebration of Thanksgiving week at Culebra! I blogged about our vacations at this post. Do you remember? 

The sketch is from My Mind's Eyes: Blog Challenge 25: Layout. The only item not from MME is the Studio Calico chipboard alphabet sticker. I am submitting this layout to the current challenge at Papercraft Star (Challenge #54). One of the patterned papers is turquoise and the small houses resembles the banner at the inspirational photo.

See you soon!

CHA Crop and Sale

Tomorrow is the big day! CHA is starting in Chicago-there will be lots of new products being revealed to stores and consumers. I find that the best way to get ready for new products to hit the shelves is to use what I already have so there's room for the new stuff.

So, to help you free up space for all the must have new goodies we will be seeing over the next few days, we are hosting an online crop!

There will be challenges, games, prizes, and of course lots of chatting about the new stuff.  Join us at 3 Scrappy Boys Forum for lots of fun. It all starts tomorrow!

The sale continues! Things are already selling out, so do your shopping soon. You won't find better deals anywhere else! 

Now is your chance to get past kits at an unbelievable price- 3 kits for $35! Look at the Special Deals Section!

 Don't forget about the July  product challenge. A $5 gift card is up for grabs! The information is posted under Announcements section.

And we are very short to reach 100 hundred fans on Facebook!!! There will be a prize for grabs once more than 100 people likes 3 Scrappy Boys!

Have a wonderful day!!!

The new design team at The Trail Makers

Hi! It is a long time, I do not write a blog post. We just came last Tuesday evening from vacations. Now doing and sorting the laundry, etc. and getting used to the routine. And I took more than 1000 photos with my camera and the phone. So you can imagine I have lots to do, and will not be possible to do this on just one sitting!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments to my last posts. Looking forward to do a blog hop soon!

After six months of completing my duties for five design teams simultaneously, I need to admit that July has been a month of vacation and recovery from the house and scrapbooking.  However, I am unpacking diligently, since I have the urge to scrap, even more when seeing all the new releases from Summer CHA. 

Currently, I am doing a highly needed reorganization from my scrap-room. And I am looking forward for my DT boxes from The Paper Trail and 3 Scrappy Boys that should arrive before the weekend. I cannot wait to scrap again!

Trail Makers has a new design team from which I feel very honored to be one of the returning members.

Trail Makers Design Team:
Karen Garbacik - Owner - Karen's Blog
Sandi Johnson -  DT Leader - Sandi's Blog
Krystle Thomas - Returning member - Krystle's Blog
Tanya Lamo - Returning Member - Tanya's Blog
Yara Freytes - Returning Member - Yara's Blog
Jessica Goodpaster - New Member - Jessica's Blog
Marilyn Rivera - New Member - Marilyn's Blog
Sara Zenger - New Member - Sara's Blog
Shannon Morgan - New Member - Shannon's Blog
Tenny Kusuma - New Member - Tenny's Blog

Even, The Paper Trail store has a new banner.
We are taking the month of July off, but Karen has some rerun challenges up for you to do, to keep you busy during the summer months.  

You know the oldies, but goodies! This week it's

This week you need work with multiple photos on a single page layout. The original "episode" asked you to use 4-6 photos on a single page layout and we are hoping you can do it again!!! These photos can be cropped smaller, cropped into different shapes or just plain printed smaller!!!

You have until the end of the month to submit your layouts to Mr. Linky at and be in the running for a fun prize from The Paper Trail!

Wishing you having fun this summer!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Theresa!

I really hope you had come from Sue blog, because if not I recommend you to check the Scrapbookers Anonymous blog.

Today, we are celebrating the birthday of our friend Theresa from Scrapbookers Anonymous! 

Theresa, I am very happy that I met you through "Scrapbooker Anonymous". 
As this card sentiment says: 
"May this year be your best year ever".
Thanks for everything you do! 
Happy Birthday!!!

Now, you can proceed to the architect of this great surprise! Go check, Lea!!


Blog Hop Order:

"Seasons of Change" Blog Hop

Welcome to "Seasons of Change" Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!

If you have just stopped in, please join us and start at Brynn's blog. It officially starts today at 12pm (ET) and will go through Sunday at Midnight (PT). If you are hopping already, you should had come from Emilia's blog.

Scrapbook Challenges is a fun group filled with talented designers and lots of inspiration. They have weekly sketches and challenges. There are monthly sponsors with fabulous prizes to win.

If you have never been to my blog before my name is Yara. I am glad you are here at It is Summer Everyday!! 

I am one of the retired members of Scrapbook Challenges's design team!

Today every blog you hop to will have a layout that is based on this sketch (SS01):

Here is my take on the sketch:
I used the May 2011 Trio Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys. This layout features Lily bee Designs, chipboard from Jillibean Soup and Maya Road, journaling note from Elle's Studio, Cardstock from Core-dinations and Bazzill Basics, Filter papers from Fancy Pants, alphabet stickers from Jillibean Soup, Cardstock Stickers from Crate paper, Mist from Smooch (to paint Maya Road chipboard), Chalkboard Stickers from Pink Paislee.

RAKS involved in this blog hop:
1.  For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket.
2.  For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to
3.  For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary
4.  One new member over the weekend will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary

Next on the HOP is the fabulous Anna (

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Jolanda (
Nicolle (
Chanell (
Eka (
Patricia (
Nanette (
Jowilna (
Emilia (
Yara ( - Me
Anna (
Cheryl (
Milagros (
Carmen (
Bev (
Amanda (
Sharyn (
Marilyn (
Dinah (
Ana (
Jackie (
Lauri (
Natalie (
Kate (
Sookie (
Hop On

Dreams do come true!

Hi! This month, Lea and Theresa from Scrapbookers Anonymous challenged us to create a layout with our most difficult color. For me is purple! To identify my most difficult project, I checked my Two Peas and galleries, and I have more than a dozen of projects checked with reds, blues, greens, yellow but none with purple. 

Even more, I received a scrapbook kit earlier in the year with the beautiful collection from Webster's Pages, and I had it almost untouched. Not for Websters Pages, but just for the abundance of purple color. So I challenged myself to create with purple, and I was surprised with my results.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages: Hollywood Vogue Collection, Shine a Light, Foo on Film; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Flower: Websters Pages, Vintage Wire Floral Bouquet, Leaves: Precocious Paper; Chipboard: Stampin' Up!; Doily: Maya Road; Pearl Brads: Making Memories; Tool: Punch by EK Success; Die Cut: Elle's Studio; Chipboard: Pink Paislee.

I admit, I had a lot of fun digging out for purple items in my stash!

This was me on January 2000. I joined my father in his traditional business trip to Las Vegas, for the International Electronic Show. At this time, I was working full-time and without boy friend. I still remember my cumbersome curiosity for what the new decade would bring.

At this time, I knew my dear husband, but I did not have any idea that future will join us together later that year. Reflecting right now, we married a year later, relocated for almost two fabulous years on Italy for work, we returned to Puerto Rico and bought our house, we had two kids later on.

I found this fabulous hobby of scrapbooking, and had the chance to be a Stay at Home Mom, while my kids were little, and with a happy and healthy marriage. I am really grateful for all these blessings! Yes, this is my life at a snapshot.

Well, now it is your time to create with your most difficult color! 

Cannot wait to see what it is the most difficult color for everyone!

Have a nice day!

3 Scrappy Boys July Reveal, Product Challenge, Facebook Page and June Layout

Hi! Happy Friday everyone! The 3 Scrappy Boys July kits are already in the store, and oh how I love the colors of the kits. They are great to scrap all my summer memories occurring right now!

Let's see what it is included in the kits!
This kit features My Mind's Eye Lime Twist, BG Luscious and Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast. It is filled with Maya Road kraft doilies, Maya Road buttons, MME twine, Maya Road zipper and many other goodies.

This kit features Pink Paislee Hometown Summer, Maya Road zipper, Prima flowers, Jenni Bowlin goodies and other extras.

This kit features Pink Paislee Hometown Summer, GCD Studios tags, Prima flowers, MME twine, etc.

For the complete list, please click the link provided.

We are starting something new this month-a product challenge! Great!

We start with July-you must use these 3 items on a LO/project: 
  • chipboard(alpha or embellishment), 
  • mist(from any company), and 
  • Coredinations paper( the ones with the embossed designs on them).
They are due by July 31st. 
They should be sent to 

   Don't forget to like us on facebook. We have a new page and are at 65 members, when we get to 100, there will be a drawing for a July kit out of our members! So, get one over there and like us to be eligible! 

Invite your friends too because there will be a giveaway every time we reach a milestone number. 

Next, I am sharing an additional layout, that I created with the June 2011 Trio kit with The Girls Paperie's Kitch range. 

I did this one several weeks ago, but realized I had not shared it on my blog.
Supplies: June 2011 Trio Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys, Leaves from Precocious Paper, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, The Girls Paperie cardstock border stickers, Tim Holtz distress ink: Spun Sugar, Stampin' Up! craft ink (white); white glitter.

This is me with my two best girl friends at my 15th birthday.It was on the 80's. I do not have to say anymore! I am really enjoying purging my old photos. I loved to add the inks and glitter to the MR chipboard and SC wood veneer butterflies!

See you soon!
Have a wonderful weekend and safe 4th of July!


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