October kits are now available!!!

Hi, there! Guess was happened this morning? Three fabulous kits from 3 Scrappy Boys were revealed today. Really, really this time is very hard to me to choose which one is my favorite. Let's start with the Trio kit.

The October Trio kit features Studio Calico Classic, Pink Paislee Nantucket and Glitz Designs Vintage Blue...

and the Main kit and Add-On featuring Studio Calico Memoir...one of my favorite scrapbook collection from CHA 2011 Summer.

I had the great pleasure to create with the Main Kit Add-On and this is one of the layouts I created with it...
What do you think? Everything you see in this layout is from the October 2011 Add-On kit. The "Smile" sentiment was stamped with brown ink from a Maya Road clear stamp which is also included in the kit. The paint splattering is from Studio Calico "Custard" and "Estate Green" which can be also obtained at the store.

Love the Studio Calico "Memoir" chipboard buttons. I am very happy that I have still several of these buttons left from the kit. Love that this kit includes 6" X 6" patterned paper, which is perfect for creating embellishments. The bracket frame was created with one of those 6" X 6" papers, which is very nice since I can create more with the kit and you do not have to fear to us another 12" X 12" paper.

This layout follows sketch 252 from Pencil Lines. And, the photo shows my little boy playing at the playground in the evening of a Memorial Day weekend.

Keep tuned for more layouts created with this fabulous kit during the next weeks! You will see how versatile is this kit.

and do not forget to check about the DT Call
We would love to have you part of the 3 Scrappy Boys team!

Wishing everyone a great weekend!


More Purple Pumpkin Layouts

Just popping by to share more layouts with Purple Pumpkin embellishments. I love the buttons and felt stars. They make any page to pop!!!

This layout shows a photo from our visit to the Kennedy Space Center. I used Bella BLVD Mr. Boy collection. The stars and the yellow tag are from Purple Pumpkin.
This layout shows a professional photo from our visit to "el real Madrid" soccer stadium. The patterned papers and chipboard border and stars are from Bella BLVD.

Sorry for my short posts lately. I really had been very busy. Just hoping to get to the normalcy soon.

Good night!


Photo Inspiration Challenge at Trail makers

I created this 12X12 layout based on the photo inspirational challenge at Trail Makers Challenge Blog. This challenge is named as "What is your inspiration?"

I was inspired in the range of brown colors from both photos at Trail Makers challenge blog.  Somehow these photos inspired me to dig in my stash of vintage photos.

I chose several patterned papers and supplies from different manufacturers: Crate Paper - NeighborhoodFancy Pants - It's the Little ThingsBo Bunny - Time Piece; Pink Paislee - Sweetness - Canvas Borders; Parisian Anthology - Corrugated Elements; Jenni Bowlin - Pearl buttons; Alphabet Stickers: Fancy Pants; ribbon: from a past The Paper Trail kit; journaling die cut: from a past The Paper Trail kit.

I love the vintage feel with the chic style from all these collections, therefore I was inspired to scrap a photo of myself dressed in my baptism dress. I used sketch #173 from Creative Scrappers.

To create my 12X12 layout first, I cut a non symmetrical square frame approximately 9" X 9" from the Crate Paper patterned paper. Then, I distressed all the paper borders with my MM distresser. Then I attached the grid patterned paper from Crate Paper with pop dots to the Fancy Pants patterned paper. Next I distressed and attached three paper strips at the left side. I placed two photos, chipboard elements, flowers and the rest of the embellishments.

So, which supplies inspire you to create with the photos from the challenge? Do you have photos with similar colors and/or style feel? I will love to read your ideas!

Have a wonderful day!

Guest Designer for Purple Pumpkin

Hi, everyone! I am very excited to share that for September, I am guest designer for Purple Pumpkin. I just love Purple Pumpkin embellishments. Love the bright colors, their cuteness, the great variety of buttons. 

They add that little something every time to my layouts! I just love my Purple Pumpkin container where I store all the mix of embellies.

Thanks so much Sam for the chance to play and showcase Purple Pumpkin embellishments.

This is one of three layouts created with the Purple Pumpkin beauties!
I used Bella BLVD Mr. Boy collection and Sophisticates. The yellow flowers, the felt sun, the felt cloud, the Bee button and the owl button are from Purple Pumpkin. The buttons were sold at their last sale.

Keep tuned to the Purple Pumpkin blog for more layouts. In addition, you should not miss the DT call. Sam is very generous with their designers. I got this GDT spot at their last DT call. 

Have a wonderful week!

Letter "B" Challenge at Scrapbookers-Anonymous

We are on month two of our ABC challenge at Scrapbookers-Anonymous. I love letter B! So many options. I found many items that starts with letter "B".

Here is my example:

My layout includes "Bella BLVD" Sophisticates patterned paper and chipboard letters, bulls, black color, brown color, blue color, and the banner. Easy isn't it?

You know the drill. You have until September 30 at 9 PM, EST to submit your project. And this month, the happy winner will get a fabulous "B" prize. The winner will get some fun "B" papers from Basic Grey!!

See you!

School Portraits

Every year my school invites a photography studio to take similar photos to each student. Every year, I finish getting their complete package since I know these photos are a memory I will treasure.
Most of these pictures are usually reserved to give away to my extended family but sometimes I end up with so many pictures, that I do not know what to do with them except than scrapbooking them. But I have so many pictures... Well you know the story.
Here is one layout i just completed from my son using an 5 X 7 picture of him.
This layout took me only 30 minutes to complete because of the fabulous supplies from Fancy Pants"Off to School" collection, which is selling out like "hot bread". Love the red heart and the title from their element stickers. Easy peasy! Sketch is from Sketchy Thursdays.
Patterned Paper:
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Measure Up
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Flashcards Paper
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Book Cover
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Cards
Fancy Pants - Off to School - Element Stickers
Cardstock: White, Brown
Buttons: from past 3SB Monthly Kits

What is your favorite way to preserve your school portraits? I would love to hear your ideas.

Summer Vacations: Day 4

Hi! Happy Labor day!
Here is day 4 from our summer vacations. 
We went to Museo del Prado in the morning and El Palacio Real in the evening.
This time it was prohibited to take photos inside of both places. :(
This was a hard day for the kids, I could not immerse myself at both places as I would have like it. 
However, they enjoyed running freely at the Palacio Real entrance. The iphone games and Nintendo DS came very handy...many times.

See you soon!

Chipboard Challenge at Scrapbookers-Anonymous

Hi! Yesterday was the reveal for Scrapbookers-Anonymous challenge blog.  This month it's to use Chipboard! Any kind raw, chipboard alphabet letters, shape or size etc.

Here is my take in the challenge...
The photo show my Diego, I miss those days, sometimes... He was such a good baby! I miss holding up him, even though I enjoy my free hands more! :)

I used some papers from Basic Grey Luscious and combined with some of the following Basic Grey Curio Adhesive Shapes.

I combined these chipboard shapes with this beautiful orange satin flower from Precocious Paper and one sweet spot for the fall in orange. The journaling was written in one of the BG chipboard journaling die cuts. 
I used a previous sketch from Inspired Blueprints.

This is a close-up from shape chipboard along with one Precocious Paper sweet spot. 
There is a free shipping code here. It is due on September 5, just in case you do not want to miss it.
Close-up from the title. I painted the Dusty Attic banner with Jenni Bowlin paint dabber- brown sugar and applied the BG chipboard flowers on the top of each triangle. You can find Dusty Attic chipboard at US retailer The Paper Trail store. For this weekend only, there is a 15% discount. You can see the discount code, here.

The title letters are from Basic Grey chipboard alphabet stickers in white. They were painted with the JB brown dabber, then misted sparingly with Studio Calico mist.

Hope to see you playing with us! There will be a very nice gift for one participant selected randomly at the end of september!

In addition it's an exciting month for Scrapbookers- Anonymous!! We are celebrating our first birthday!! Full of mini challenges and prizes every 3 to 4 days! Wait to see what the DT have up their sleeve...

So keep tuned!!! We will keep you busy and inspired at Scrapbookers-Anonymous!

Thanks again for visiting and thanks again for your comments! 

Have a nice weekend!

Road Trip to Avila

Hi, everyone! and Welcome September! This month at Trail Makers Challenge Blog, each DT girl chose different products to work with and we used up some of the older products.

For this weekend only if you make a purchase at The Paper Trail store you will receive a 15% discount on your total purchase using the code CleanOut. Just stop by The Paper Trail and start shopping! The discount will be good through monday September 5.

In addition, The Paper Trail store is sponsoring the September Month Long Sketch Challenge at Let's Scrap. The sketch is from Julie Bonner. You can find out more about the September challenge by going there.

For my debut project, I pulled out the "Old School" from Pink Paislee and the "Out of Print" from Basic grey to create this lovely layout.

Here we are - the group that went together to Avila, while the students went to their conferences at Madrid. My first son is missing in the photo since he was the photographer. Definitely, a must have side trip if you are in Madrid.

I used sketch #61 from Sketch Savvy. Since I used a sketch I am submitting this layout to the open challenge at Sketches in Thyme.

Some Close Ups:

I layered a flower pop sticker from the "Out of Print" collection to the Parisian Anthology corrugated chipboard flower and banner.

Close up of the title work and the journaling sticker. The title is a die cut from Crate paper and the journaling sticker belongs to Sassafras.
 Close up of the die cut flourishes.

Supplies from The Paper Trail:

Patterned Papers:
Pink Paislee - Old School - Goody 2 Shoes
Basic Grey - Out of Print - Tribune 
Basic grey - Out of Print - Special Feature

Basic Grey - Out of print - Pops Layered Stickers
Sassafras - Indie Girl - Cardstock Stickers Journal Tags

Alphabet Stickers:
Sassafras - Glitter Alphabet - Chocolate
Basic Grey - Out of Print - Alphabet Stickers

Die Cuts:
Crate Paper - Static - Impression Die Cut Shapes

Pink Paislee - Parisian Anthology - Corrugated Elements

All right! Do not forget to check out the Trail Makers challenge blog. Each designer chose different products to showcase from the store. 


I will come later with my take in the September Challenge from Scrapbookers Anonymous! It is all about using your chipboard stash! Thanks for visiting today!


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