Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HSM 3 loaded with pics

Well this past Friday we took the girls out on a Mommy and Daughter date to see HSM3there was 1 dad (my brother in law) I think it cute that he wanted to see the movie with Hallie, my husband had the pleasure of staying home with Hurricane Sol that was still running that infamous fever.


So before we left Angejolie decided she was going to model for me...


...and when ever she does something, so does her little shadow, sick or not!


These 2 were SO SO excited to get there already but the flipping Miami afternoon traffic was not looking too good but we made it.


OK! How cute are these 2 walking into the movie theater?


And here is a layout that I did with the bonus sketch at INSPIRED BLUEPRINTS.


by the way, can anyone tell me why I can no longer pick a color to post with in this stupid blogger? It is gone and I miss my purple :(

Have a great day, we will because believe it or not it is 60 something degrees outside, I am so happy!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I have been tagged

The FABULOUS Sassy Sasha.
has tagged me, so here are 7 random facts about me.

1. I was born in Lima Peru, moved to Montreal,Canada at 6 months and lived there until I was 13 and at 14 moved to Miami, FlA until now.

2. I speak Spanish, French, English, Spanish is my mother tongue, I learned French when I was 4 and English in the 6'th grade.

3. I love all seasons... living in South FLA all seasons are basically the same LOL.

4. When I am down I scrapbook, you would think that by the amount of layouts I produce I am always down ;D but not, I really enjoy doing layouts.

5. I LOVE Sundays, that is the day that I dedicate 300% of myself to my family, so do not send an invite because unless you are my brother, mother or my husband's fam. I will NOT go.

6. I hate reading books, I think I might have ADD when it comes to books.

7. I LOVE me some Prince ;D I could watch Purple Rain every day and never ever get tired of it.

Now I am tagging the following ladies...

La Verne Boese. my scrapbook Guru.

Jiggy Jen. my Puertorican Girl.

Sharon. a very nice Gal from the Sunshine State.

Elizabeth a genuine gal.

So now that you have been tagged, go on and get the tagging, it should be fun, you will get to learn stuff about others you might not have know otherwise.

Now, I am glad to say that Hurricane Solimar is back in full effect, turns out she has an ear infection and we got the proper meds to cure it, can you believe the first doctor we saw did not catch that? What the helllll?

So here is a layout that I did for challenge #2 at Scrapbook Design Unlimited.


Can you tell that I just am TOO TOO much in love with Sassafaras papers? They rank #2after my Prince LOL. Anyhow, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I am going to quote my Girl Eli one of the most positive person I have ever met...


Friday, October 24, 2008

Challenge #32

This challenge was pretty interesting if I may say.
But leave it to The Design X. to come up with this cool challenge.




I think this is the first time I have done a layout that was all about journalling but I could not go without putting a picture, so I put this little family picture of us. I look forward to reading this letter in 2013 and seeing if what I hope for was accomplished, did I mention that 13 is my lucky number? We got married on Friday the 13'th my husband was born on the 31'st swap the numbers and you got 13. Well you get my point. You should really do this challenge, you will be glad you did.

Have a wonderful weekend ;D

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So you think you can...

Is the challenge at The Story Matters
My take of it was that you should scrap about something you think you can do and use the title from a reality show.

Well Solimar woke up one morning and decided she was going to wear Angejolie's HSM shirt and then out of nowhere said "Mamma! Look at me" and started modeling, so I used the show Make Me A Super Model for the title.




Ok, now let me share that I got 2 tickets for HSM 3 for Angejolie and myself, do you know that it will make me the coolest Mom in her eyes? That's right, I even got her the shirt


Daddy will be staying home with Hurricane Solimar who is still sick as all heck and I will get to spend a fun night with Angejolie and of course her partner in crime Hallie who happens to be her cousin and my sister in law will be joining us. I am so excited!!!!!

Ok ladies, have a great night, tomorrow is Friday which is pay day for lots of people which means treat yourselves to something nice, bump this crappy economy and enjoy the day because we can not take the money with us when we go ;D

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day 2

Of Solimar having a fever that we can NOT brake.
So basically what I have been doing these past 2 days is
taking care of my poor little baby. Tylenol every 4 hours and
Motrin every 6 hours and oh! yeah! Cy-Phen for the cough that if
not taken care of right away will turn into asthma attacks which
is every 12 hours. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
What I would do to have Hurricane Sol back instead of this helpless
little girl


So needles to say I have had a little monkey on my back, but darn it
is she a cute monkey or what?
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Now this is what I looked like when I picked up Angejolie from school

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teachers must have thought I lost my ever loving mind with that look ;D

Ok, so enough with the pity party, here is a little layout I did.


This is my favorite picture of Angejolie when she was little. I still remember
that day as if it were yesterday. We took her to New Port Beach which I have been
going to since I was 13... we all know that is a loooooong time ago LOL
I remember her just sitting there quietly, enjoying the sun, sand and sound of the ocean and playing with the sand. Gosh! I get so sad when I think of how fast time
is passing.

Well that's it for now, the tribe is sleeping and I am off for some therapy,
yep! scrapbooking is my therapy, my alcohol, my chocolate, you get the point.
Have a great night!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sketch #2

Happy Tuesday ladies.
So Inspired Blue Prints has their 2'nd sketch up and I am loving it.
I used Angejolie's 3 year old walk around the sun picture and this year's 5 year old walk around the sun picture. I can not belive how much my little girl has grown "snif snif"


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Here is my other little Princess, she thought it would be cute to jump in front of the camera and strike a pose ;D
You should go check Inspired Blue Prints it is amazing how much inspiration you can get from just 1 sketch.

Have a great Wednesday :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Challenge #31

This week's chalenge at The Design X is to do a layout about the things you love about fall. I am sort of jealous about a lot of the ladies because they wrote about colder weather, leafs changing colors etc... Since we live in South Florida, I can not write about that, our seasons are all the same LOL but I still would not trade my Sunshine State with any oher ;D

Here is my take on the challenge...



This is a picture I took of our girls with their cousins at the pumpkin patch.
We have been taking the kids there since they were born I think.
I made the little tree with my Tim Holtz grunge board, I had seen this cool stamp by Gel-a-Tins and it inspired me to make that tree.

My inspiration came from the awesome Sassy Sasha gotta LOVE that girl's style.

Sorry the picture is not all that good, I will try to take it again outside, you see, I scrap mostly when the girls and hubby are sleeping so it's hard to get good lighting at night ;)(Ok, I just took a new picture which looks a tad bit better than the other one, still learning how to use this beast of a camer LOL)

Well tomorrow I am going to my dear friend Eli's wedding, I am so excited.
As usual I waited 'till the last minute to get things done, so tomorrow morning I am off to buy shoes, get my dress altered since I am a tad bit flat chested and get a manicure & pedicure.

I hope your weekend is as wonderful as I predict ours will be.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Ok, so the ever so generous Damaris is giving away what seems to be
a generous rak, all you have to do is submit a layout... actually why don't you go check out her blog to get the real 411 SCRAPBOOKDUI all I can say is that what ever it is that she is giving away, she will NOT disappoint ;D

Here is the layout that I submitted


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I used 4 different papers by K&C, I cut out the little bird and the flowers/swirls and as if that was not enough of a challenge I thought it would be cute to put both our girls middle names on the layout, so I got some wire thread and did their names.

I don't know... some people might think this is one hell of a busy looking layout but it is now my FAVE, I actually replaced my other FAVE layout which stands on our dresser in our room on what is the coolest magnetic easel


Anyhow ladies, I really hope you do the challenges in order to win that rak.
Have a great night.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Baby is 5

Prepare for a LOOOOOONG post ;D

Our Baby Girl Angejolie turned 5 yesterday.
Her day started with a walk around the sun at her school.
The Bday girl holds the earth as she walks around the sun which has
the 12 months on it and as she does 1 full turn her teacher asks facts
about her 1'st year of life and so on until she reaches her new age.

And life would NOT be complete without Hurricane Solimar sticking her tongue
out at someone LOL?

This year for the first time Roger was not able to make it to Angejolie's walk around
the sun because he got stuck at work which broke his heart but my Bestest Friend Cathy
(I know Bestest is NOT a real word) was so kind to come to school with us to help out
and also take some pictures. Here we are finishing lunch...and AJ reminding everyone
that she is finally 5 years old!

After school we cut a cake for AJ with just her cousins, let me remind you that I and my 3 sisters in law got pregnant weeks or 6 months apart both times. My husband's parents went from having 0 grand kids to having 9 grand kids in I think 4 years or less LOL, here are the crazy kids

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And here is my FAVE picture of the day, right before bed I made everyone jump on our bed to get our family picture

I can NOT believe my Baby is 5, next thing you know she will be 15 and asking for a car :-(
but I have to say that life is great, I have a BEAUTIFUL family that my husband and I created and a WONDERFUL husband so no matter what this flipping crazy @$$ economy throws
our way... as long as we have each other, we will be ok.
Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I will post the layout of my FAVE picture that I made today.
Have a great night!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The word for today is GREAT

Today was a GREAT day.
Where else can you have a GREAT time with GREAT friends on a GREAT sunny day
at the beach? ONLY in South FLA. I finally got together with my dearest friends Cathy and Vanessa, we have been friends for over 20 years and I am SO grateful to still have that GREAT connection with them.

Photobucket Angejolie was NOT feeling the beach today and that Diva face says it all, but Mama loves the beach so she needs to learn to love it too ;D

Photobucket And look at Hurricane Solimar's look, is she cute or what? Needles to say the girls had a blast with all the kids and I got a killer tan, gotta love living in South FLA.

Alright! Enough about my day ;D here is a layout I did for challenge 19 at
52 Rue Scrap Copines


I must say I am happy with the results, now if I could only figure out how to post my layout on their site and to make my pictures on my blog smaller. Well with me luck.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Challenge #30

Today I finally found a decent picture of my husband and I that was taken 10 years ago, not too long after we kinda sorta eloped. Why am I scraping this picture? It's a long story but I will make it as short as possible. When we met, I was at my lowest, I basically gave up all hopesand his LOVE brought me back on my feet and gave me back hope.

As I was stalking Sassy Sasha's blog I saw this ROCKING layout she did for the Design X and I thought I would give it a try. Here is my take on it


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My girl La Verne would be SO SO proud of how I did not let that flipping little deer scare me ;D ;D ;D

Oh Yeah! Here are the lyrics to the song

I used to walk between the shadow
Lost in the world that move too fast
I was afraid, I'd always be alone
Then I saw your face at last

I found my way even in the dark
Though at times it seemed too far
I knew if I'd listened to my heart
I'd find that love is where you are

I close my eyes and see tomorrow
My dreams begin and end with you
I hear you say you'll be there
Always for me there
I must believe it's true

I found my way even in the dark
Though at times it seemed too far
I knew if I'd listened to my heart
I'd find that love is where you are

Love is where you are
And anywhere you are
It's where I want to be
No matter what may happen
No matter where I go
Your arms are home to me

I found my way even in the dark
Though at times it seem too far
Somehow I knew even at first sight
That love is anywhere you are
Love is where you are
That love is anywhere you are

Hope you like it ;-)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sketch #1

So I found what seems to be a great new sketch blog through Anne-Marie Teo's blog
here is the link I had been looking at this one
picture of Roger and myself when we went to the Bahamas with some friends but could NOT
for the life of me work it and that same night the first sketch came up. Can I tell you how great it was to look at that sketch and be able to create a layout within minutes? Here is my take on the sketch


For the journaling I used Jenni Bowlin label stickers and placed Kaiser rhinestones to give them that extra little humph!



Well I hope you like and and if not, it's all good, because as AE has said, there is no RIGHT or
WRONG ways in scrapbooking ;D