Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm all about the sketches

Seems like lately I've been inspired by sketches and I am really enjoying myself with them.
Here is one I made from the SCRAPIDEES blog, those ladies have some good mojo to share!

Studio Calico
"No help needed" this was the girls first day of school and they felt they were too grown to get help tying their shoes...gosh how they melt my heart! Thanks BP for getting me hooked on

I finally used one of my STUDIO CALICO kits, the DECEMBER kit to be exact : )
I have not touched my kits for the past 7 months so it looks like I'm about to pull them all out and get to work.
Well! That's all I have for today. Have a wonderful night!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

On the 15'th our beautiful Solimar turned 3 and all I can say is "where has the time gone?"
I should have know by the way she was born that she was going to be a hand full, she brings us such joy but at time she makes me want to pull my hair out ; )
Coincidentally today I found a copy of her birth announcement and decided to do a layout with my left overs from the DECEMBER KIT at THE PAPER NICHE, and let it be know I still have enough to do at least 2 more layouts : )

Paper Niche

This layout was inspired by challenge 14 @ SCRAP IN JAPAN, the ladies there have crazy mojo and truth be told this layout only took 20 something minutes and it was put together on the couch 'cause I wanted to spend time next to Mr. Hubby ; )
OK, I wanted to share some Bday pictures with you but since I have just spent over 30 minutes trying to edit my pictures with NO success I will have to skip that :)
As always ladies THANK you for stopping by to check out my craziness, oh yeah...1 question, have you finished your Christmas shopping??? Believe it or not Mr. Hubby and I went today and can I tell you that I am now broke and have to get a job at the SCRIP CLUB :D :D :D J/K
Anyhoot, have a wonderful week!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Very Vintage Christmas Kit & PL sketch 165

Happy Hump Day ladies!!!
I hope your week has been great and if it has not...there is always tomorrow : )
The December kit is up for sale at
THE PAPER NICHE and once again LEAH has put together a FANTABULOSO kit!!!

So this layout here is for PENCIL LINE'S sketch # 165
I thought the colors were perfect for this picture of Angejolie meditating, I love the idea that they have taught her how to meditate at school, and the fact that she is proudly wearing her Filipino shirt that my mom in law brought back for her when she went back to the mother land brings me such joy.

Here are my other layouts with the kit


Paper Niche

Paper Niche

Paper Niche

And this layout was inpired by sketch 116 at SCRAPIDEES.

Make sure you stop by
THE NICHE'S BLOG to see what the other ladies did.
One more thing, you might not see journaling on my pages, that's because I tend to (A) run out of space and (B) I do NOT like my handwriting ; )

As always, have a wonderful day and I hope that you all have done all your Christmas shopping because I have NOT! :D :D :D

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bad blogger!!!!!

Wowza!!! I have been a bad blogger : (
It seems like for ever since my last post and I am going to blame this on the holidays ; )
I have had zero time to scrap, I have not been able to touch my December kit for the PAPER NICHE which by the way is due in 2 days but I have this to share

Point Blank

This is my take on challenge #4 at POINT BLANK PERIOD (a little late but once again Imma blame it on the holidays) and they also have an article on this challenge HERE, so make sure you stop by and come play because the prize is yummmmmy and the challenge is fun.

Point Blank
The journaling is on the back and it reads: I love this time of the year for all the joy and excitement it brings you. I love it because you still believe in Santa and you say he has a key to our house and that is how he is able to get in to bring you your gifts. I love it because our streets and malls are decorated which makes them beautiful. I love it because they play Christmas songs on the radio, especially "All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. I love it because Disney has the "Very Merry Christmas" parade and Santa and Mrs. Claus are there and I love Christmas morning because not only is it the day Baby Jesus was born but also the day your cousin Devin was born.

OK, so I need to apologize for the short and boring post but it's super late and I am beat from this crazy week. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and as always THANK you for your sweet comments because they make my day : )

Monday, November 23, 2009

A good cause & a layout

Happy Hump Day ladies : )
Please be warned that this is a long post with pictures ; )
Last night SASHA posted THIS LINK and I could not help myself this morning to get this pile ready to go out in the mail Friday, someone had a great point on the forum, kids don't care that the papers are from 6 months ago or 1 year ago all the want to do is arts and crafts so this is why I am sharing this with you guys, if you have any papers that you have not used, pack them up and send them to this address Chloe Quinn Scrapbook Drivec/o A Million Memories2378 CharlemagneLong Beach, CA 90815 because I know it will make a child very happy.
So yesterday I went to THE PAPER NICHE and got my hands on the yummy Bo Bunny Delilah papers and did this

Bo Bunny
Angejolie and I having breakfast before she went to school : )
Bo Bunny
I used Distress Stickles on these flowers

Bo Bunny
And Distress Crackle Paint on this one.

I have to say that I don't think I have ever worked with their papers and I have to thank GINE'S 2 friends for coercing me to buy the papers as well as the stickers ; ) and if you 2 read this blog I just want to say how sorry I am for not remembering names but anyone who knows me will tell you that it takes me ages to remember names but I am good with faces : (

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I want to share with you what I am thankful for

I am thankful for special moments like this one between a daughter and a father, Angejolie and her daddy reading her progress report from school, Montessori does not do report cards. When she sits with him to read she always puts her arm around him like that and let it be know she had an EXCELLENT report, I am such a proud mama : )

I am thankful for playful moments like this one between 2 sisters who sometimes fight hard but always love harder : )

I am thankful for a quite moment between a granpa and his granddaughter, moments like this one are few and far between since she is always on the move and I am thankful that she still has 1 grandpa since my dad passed of cancer when she was 16 days old.

I am thankful that my dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer 1 year ago celebrated Thanksgiving once again with us this past Sunday cancer free after having a double mastectomy this past January and who will be celebrating her 30'th birthday this Friday cancer free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am thankful for this man, my soul mate who after almost 12 years of marriage still loves me with all my craziness.

But most of all I am thankful for for the gift of motherhood.

I am thankful to have been blessed with such a wonderful, strong, loving mother, my in laws which are the greatest family a girl could ask for, my friends, my bloggy friends, our health, the roof over our heads and our health.
Thank you for always leaving such beautiful message and I wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Told ya it was going to be long :D :D :D

I have the Pencil Lines bug!!!

Happy Monday ladies : ) PENCIL LINES put up a new sketch yesterday and can I tell you that I did this layout in a matter of what seems to be minutes.

prima prima

The only thing that took long was the cutting out of the animals, actually that was not that long but the drying part was, I decided to put Crackle Accents on them and the orange background is masking tape covered with modeling paste which was then sprayed with Color Wash once it dried, that one took a while to dry, but all in all it was so easy to create. I think I have the PL bug : ) 2 challenges in 2 weeks??? That's a record for me : )
The words on my page are from the song "Love is where you are" from the movie At First Sight and that is the song that I will dance with my husband if we ever renew our wows. It's the perfect song! And the yummy Prima papers are from THE PAPER NICHE and can I just tell you that this is now my favorite layout and I just noticed that after almost 12 years of being married I still lift my foot when I kiss my husband : )
Now on to other things, I thought I would share some pictures of what I am thankful for this month

I am thankful for the men and women who are out there risking their lives for our country, whether I agree or disagree on this whole war thing, I am thankful for their courage and for the daily sacrifices they make, this past week our daughters school asked the parents to make care packages for out troops and I jumped on it like a fire fighter to a fire ; ) and our Princess made them this beautiful card and she wanted to send them a picture so who ever got the packages would know who it came from so I put to pictures of our girls and wrote a little thank you on the pictures as well as on the back of her card. Sorry for the crappy pictures but it was late when I finished packing : ) and here she is at school with a box
It's great to know that our troops will be getting all these boxes filled with goodies, body wash, Tylenol, Visine and so much more for the holidays and it also teaches our daughters that sometimes it's better to give than to receive.
Well ladies, as always THANK you for you beautiful comment and sorry for the long post : )
Have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blissful Autumn

Happy Friday ladies!!!!! Thank God for that because I am beat, this has been one hell of a week for me and I am glad it's over with : )

Here are some layouts that I did with The Blissful Autumn kit from THE PAPER NICHE

Paper Niche Paper Niche
I did this tree by tracing it from one of my Hambley stickers on to some foam, I then transfered it to card stock and covered it with brown Zing embossing powder, then I painted it with some Distree Crackle paint that came with the kit and voila!!!!!!!!!!! an adorable tree : )

Paper Niche
I used crackle paint around the edges.

Paper Niche

Paper Niche

I had so much fun working with this kit that I did it all in under 2 day, this month, this time around I was all about embossing or painting or using crackle accents on my letter.
Sorry for the short and crazy looking post but the girls want to go play so I gotta go : )
Have a wonderful weekend ladies!!! And as always THANK you for your wonderful comments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sketch 161 of my little monster

A few weeks ago while I was cooking dinner I noticed that the house was awfully quite so I decided to sneak up on the girls and THIS is what I found

Soli had gotten her heands on some markers and decided she was going to paint her entire body. It was all fun and games for her until I started taking pictures and then she got serious. I know the picture are blurry but it was all about getting her in the act.
And the more I laughed the more she got upset.
Ever since that day I have been dying to scrap about that moment but have not been able to come up with anything until I saw the new skecth at PENCIL LINES and this is what I came up with. (THANKS for the inspiration PL)
I've had a couple of rough days filled with bad vibes and bad energy so doing this layout while I cleaned my house kinda cleaned my soul and I have to say that I am feeling much better now.
Gotta love this hobby, I get to put our lives on paper for our girls to look back on one day and it gives me the therapy I need : )
As always ladies, THANK you for the wonderful comments, 'y'all know they make my day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

BASB challenge and a page

Happy Monday!
Boy am I glad today is over, my morning started great, the girls did NOT give me a hard time this morning, the weather was cloudy and a little chilly, I had my favorite brown dress and heels, The Black Eyed Peas "I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night" (my favorite song) was on the radio and then.....................I was surrounded by negative energy, crabby @$$ people and it was about to suck me in but guess what I did to prevent that from happening,
I went to THE PAPER NICHE and got my hands on the new 7 Gypsies papers and some Prima goodies: )
And this is what I did with it

7 Gypsies

That's our beautiful Princess with her 2 BFF on her 6'th birthday.
It's amazing how papers, stamps or paints will make me happy, some people drink, some dance, I scrap to get me out of my funk!

Now, my girl LAVERNE is hosting a challenge at BASB and it is super easy and super fun here is my take.

American Crafts

I am thankful for my family, our health, our home and our daily bread, notice that I used a picture of us, a heart for our health, 2 little houses for our home and I gave my little girl fruit stockings for our daily bread : )
The family is also doing one but it is taking them a little longer but here is a picture of the girls doing their project

Photobucket Photobucket

Are they cute or what?
OK so on the back you have to write about an act of kindness you are going to do for someone, so my act of kindness is.... I am going to help to help out someone who is up to their neck with work.
Now mind you the challenge was until yesterday and since I was super busy this week I can not enter to win that yummy ATC carousel but it was fun making this little girl and when everyone is done with their little girls I am going to hang them on our wall.
Well ladies, as always THANK you for your sweet comments a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Halloween mini with American Crafts

All right! So you all know how much this girl hearts American Crafts and that is why I could NOT resist using their pretty spooky papers from The Paper Niche for my Halloween mini album. I hardly ever do albums because the ADD in me kicks in full gear but this little sucker was so easy to make that I finished it in a few hours : ) I might just do a few more.

American Crafts American Crafts American Crafts American Crafts American Crafts American Crafts

I decided to emboss the edges with their Zing! powder which totally rocks my world, so far I only have ten of them but little by little I will have the ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL muahhahhaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!! and while I'm yapping away I wan to so that I am SO sorry for the ghetto shoot but I took those pictures right before I left to take the girls to school and since I left the album at The Niche I did not get to take new picture of it : )
Well ladies, that is all I have for now, as always THANK you for stopping by to check out my crazies and for your sweet comments, have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Prompt #3 at PBP

Hello ladies, hope your weekend was great and that your Trick or Treat night was even better.
Our third challenge is up at POINT BLANK PERIOD I have to say that this challenge was a very emotional one for me. Here is my take on it.

Point Blank

The journalling reads: October is breast Cancer Awareness month so I had my first mammogram done, a week later I was told I had to get an ultrasound done, a week later I was told "it seems to be a complicated cyst" Today I am scared, scared of the unknown, scared that that our daughters are still too young but I know that with you by my side there is NOTHING we can not overcome.

I kinda sorta broke the rules, we were supposed to use 3 pictures but I needed these 4, on the bottom right I went by myself for my mammogram and the bottom left is the mammogram machine which by the way when I asked the lady if I could take a picture she thought I was crazy but she humoured me and said "OK" the top left is a picture of me and my husband, he felt it was important to be there with me for the ultrasound and I have to admit that I am glad he came and of course on the top right side is the results.
I know some people might think it's kinda weird that I chose to post this but this is good therapy for me, I have yet to share this with my family because there is no need to worry them but this is why I have a blog, it's to share my creative side and to sometimes vent : )

CLICK HERE to see what the other Divas created.
As always, THANK YOU for your sweet comments, have a wonderful week!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Birthday and a layout

This month our baby girl turned six and she had her party at Color Me Mine where she and her dearest little friends had a blast. I still can NOT get over the fact that she is now 6...where did the time go? Next thing I know she will be 16 asking for a license : (

OK! OK! Enough with the sappy stuff : ) Look at this!

After they painted their little hearts out we took them to Jackson's where they have the yummiest ice cream ever (it was not cheap) but boy oh boy did they enjoy their ice cream + that is where she wanted us to sing Happy Birthday to her.

All in all it was a great day, the girls had a blast and we were happy parents!And here is a layout I did with the new BASIC GREY NOOK AND PANTRY papers we have at THE PAPER NICHE and the yummiest ribbons ever!!!

I got the idea for the layout HERE and you see those yummy cup cakes? I cut them out from the paper, used some Tim Holz Crakle Accents. I think my mojo is slowly coming back to me : )

Well ladies as always, THANK YOU for stopping by to see what crazies is goinz on with me and for your sweet comments. Have a great week!!!
Oh! 1 more thing...check out our little thank you notes we made to give them what they did at Color Me Mine, 'yall know I could not just run to Target and gte some Thnak You cards, NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I had to stamp, emboss (with my favorit powders by American Craft) and put all the girls first initial on the shirts : )