Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March kit

A tad bit late but you know what they say "better late than never" Here are the layouts I did with this month's kit and add on from THE PAPER NICHE.







I must say that LEAH. has once again done a fabulous job with putting the kit together, and wait 'till you see what she has in store for April, OH MY! I have fallen in love with a new paper line from that kit. Well ladies that is all I have for now, hope you like what you see, have a wonderful night. One more thing, if you love
GRAPHIC 45 PAPERS. stop by The Paper Niche because they got a whole bunch of their yummy papers.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

This is what I am working on.

I purchased the class to make this journal from scratch HERE. and I could not have started it at a better time. March has been such a wonderful month and filled with special things. Donna Downey named her book "Journey of Me" I named my book "Our Journey" because my journey is my family. Everyone should make one of these books, it is so much more fun to journal in it than on a regular journal (at least for me) because I can add extra things as if I were scrapbooking. Hope you like it. (BTW, I am not journaling in order, it depends on how much I am going to write and if I am going to use pictures, but I will keep the months in order.)









Sorry for the amount of pictures, I just wanted to share what I have done so far because I thought it looks great so far.
Have a great week and thank you for stopping by to read about my craziness :D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thickers Challenge

American Crafts has this cool challenge going on, all you have to do is a layout using 3 different kinds of Thickers. So I decided to do a beach layout of my pal M and her family at the beach. All the papers are scraps that I had left over by American Crafts and the Thickers I used were
All the papers and Thickers are from...yall already THE PAPER NICHE.. Go check out AMERICAN CRAFTS' BLOG. and give it a try. Nothing like an excuse to scrap :D

Here is my take.


Have a great Tuesday ladies.


Hello there, I have come to the conclusion that I have insomnia.
Nope I am not a doctor but the simple fact that I can not fall asleep until 2 or 3 am everyday leads me to believe that I have insomnia. Bump going to the doctor's because he will try to convince me to take some pills which I am not found of, I think the are addictive and somewhere down the line are no longer effective and then they will prescribe stronger junk. So my remedy is to scrap it out until I am so tired or blog :D If anyone knows of something that could help please share it with me because this sucks!!!!!!!

So here are two layouts that I did the other morning while Soli was still sleeping, the papers came from...of course, my little piece of heaven THE PAPER NICHE., they always have the yummiest papers and embellies and the ladies there are so kind.

My favorite papers in the world, I have hearted Sassafras since the first day I discovered them back in April. This layout is about my girls, AJ gets me flowers every week because "it make you happy Mama" To be honest with you, I have always told my husband not to buy me flowers because they die and I rather spend that money on scrapbooking goodies so how ironic is it that my Princess finds such joy in getting me flowers because she thinks it makes me happy. Well it does make me happy, I get this huge smile on my face every time because I think it is so sweet that no matter what she is doing, she stops for a second to think about me and what would make me happy. I swear that motherhood is the GREATEST gift ever.


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you have an even better week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A few art journals

Hello ladies, hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.
Can I just share with you that I started doing
P90X. I read about it on SASHA'S BLOG.
A lot of people are wondering why I am doing it since I am a size 0 or 2, all I want is to be firm and since I live in S. Florida and love love love the beach I have to get ready for the beach :) Well! Let me tell you that my body is burning in places I never knew existed. And every time I am close to losing the will to live I say "do it for the red bikini" 4 days in and I am loving to hate that P90X and crossing my fingers that my husband jumps on board so that way he will not have to wake up at 4 am every day to go to the gym.

So here are some journal pages I have done and 1 that my Angejolie did, and believe me when I tell you that she did it all on her own with Mommy by her side.



And this is the one Angejolie did

She decided to add a face to her image, how cute is she?
She was so proud of her journal page but most of all she was happy to have spent that hour with just me, our 2 year old Sol was sleeping. I am so proud of her every day because she is such an intelligent, kind, loving little girl and to be able to share this passion with her is a bonus.

Well, that is all for tonight, as always I want to thank you for checking out my craziness and for those of you who leave me the lovely messages, THANK YOU! You make my day.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What a surprise

A few weeks ago the THE LOVELY SHARON. sent me an email asking me if I wanted her to help me make my blog pretty because she remembered that a few months ago I tried and accidentally erased everything. An of course I accepted. Imagine my surprise when I came to my blog and saw the great job she did. This is what I am talking about when I say I have been blessed with meeting a few wonderful ladies via the blog world, Ladies I would have probably never met. Sharon, I can not thank you enough for your kindness, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

So on Friday hubs and I went out to dinner with 2 couples we have been friends with since the good old school days. (it's amazing how hubs and I knew the same peeps since school yet our paths never crossed until November 1997) Let me not bore you with all my weekend detail, all I will say is that we had a wonderful weekend with friends, family and our girls.

This is what I had the pleasure of seeing Thursday night

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Yep, our beautiful Angejolie, every time she sees a camera she strikes a pose and then we had our crazy (in a good way) and beautiful Solimar that likes to run around the house with this cat mask screaming AAAAARGH!!!!! while thinking she is scaring us :D and she has learned to strike a pose like her sister.

And last but not least is a layout that I did for my pal M. with her daughter.
I got these yummy papers at my little piece of heaven THE PAPER NICHE.


I left the strips blank so that she can journal a nice little something.
I used my H Swapp precious stamp with some paint and then got exacto knife crazy but boy do I love how it came out.
I bought that paper to do something pretty for my girls and then I came accross that picture and it was perfect so I thought it would be nice to surprise her with it since she does not scrap. Maybe this will get her started LOL.
Anyhoot! Thank you for putting up with all my random craziness and have a wondeful Tuesday.

Friday, March 13, 2009

11 years ago today

I married my soulmate!
Some say we eloped I say we did not.
I met my husband in November of 1997 and 4 months later on Friday March 13'th we
decided that it was the perfect day to get married. We went to the court house and did it!
Some gave us weeks other were more generous and gave us 2 or 3 years and the polite ones
kept their mouths shut. Well!!!!!!!!!!!! 11 years later and 2 beautiful Angels, we are still in love
and going strong, guess we proved the haters wrong LOL. Don't get me wrong, once in a while I could choke him and I'm pretty sure he has thought that too but what couple does not get on one another's nerve once in a while.
Sorry I have no pictures to post about our crazy out of the blues wedding but I do not know how to scan but I will get hubs to scan one for me. So today I did this layout of our beautiful Angejolie, she is our creation and never in a million years did I ever imagine that my life would be as great as it is. Sure I might not own my dream home nor do I drive a fancy car but I am RICH in love. I have a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful little girls who bring me flowers every Sunday and give me the best hugs.

So I came across THIS CHICK'S. blog (she's pretty cool and real) as I was reading THE LOVELY SHARON'S. blog and she challenged her readers to do a layout with green in it. So I decided to do it and here is my take.


OK so I just decided I need to do one of our other little Angel so I flipped the paper and VOILA!
For those of you who do not know me that well, I am crazy like that...I have to start my mornings and end my nights playing with papers and paints and what nots! (8:19 am)

I have to say that my way of scrapping keeps changing and I am loving it!
And do you know who I have to thank for that?
MY GURU LA VERNE. From day 1, she told me to think outside the box and get out of my comfort zone and I have never looked back. Thank you La Verne! You are the BEST!!!!!!!!!

Well ladies that is all for now, I do have one question...What do you consider eloping to be.
I would love to read what you think. Have a wonderful weekend, I will be having dinner with my soulmate (sans kids) and afterwards we are meeting up with a couple of friends that we have not seen in years because we have been busy being parents.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Challenge 31

So tonight I was feeling quite creative and decided I was going to do the challenge at SCRAPMOJO. For this challenge you had to tell what you would do if you ruled the world. I decided that for the first time I was not going to use a picture (thanks for the little push of trying to do a page without a picture Sasha) So here is my take. Oh yeah! After I was all done I realized I did not use stars as required so I sprayed 2 star shapes on the kids chests.


I have been having such a good time playing with paints, sprays and what not since I started taking the Journaling 102 class that I thought it would be nice to do a challenge using the techniques that I have learned so far but I had to use some paper, I girl can not go from using 100% scrapbooking supplies to 0%.

Well ladies, I hope you like what you see and as usual...thank you for checking out my craziness. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My scrappy friends

My scrappy friends bring me the most joy.
Yesterday my girl Tammie came over at 9 pm, the kids were sleeping and the house was quiet...that is until she came in. This girl can make me laugh from was deep in my gut.
So all we did from 9 pm to 4:30 am was laugh (loud as all hell) talk, and I managed to do 3 layouts. Yep! Only 3 but man did we have fun, I think she also did 3 or maybe 4. OH! We also bought tickets to go see No Doubt. So all in all it was a great night. Here are my layouts.

I got these yummy Sassafras Las papers at this little place I call heaven THE PAPER NICHE. They got so much new YUMMY stuff but I have not been able to go there without Solimar, it is a nightmare to go there with her because she wants to run around and touch things. This weekend though I am so hitting that store.

Photobucket I have had this paper for well over a year if not more so last night I decided I was going to use it and I kinda like the end product.

Photobucket We took this picture yesterday at Greynold's Park in North Miami Beach, FL I always forget how beautiful that park is until we get there. The girls had such a blast ridding their bikes. Oh yeah! before I forget to give props... I got the inspiration for this page from THIS CHICK. She is one of my FAVE scrappers (Sasha, this is not the layout I SO scraplifted, I still have to post about it) she is honest, funny and oh so talented.

Well ladies, thank you for topping by to once again check out my craziness, I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oh how I love YOU Sassafras

Las week I stopped by my little piece of heaven that goes by the name of THE PAPER NICHE. and picked up the new Sassafras Las papers. Anyone who knows my know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE their papers and it is all because of LA VERNE'S. fault :D She got me to buy a studio Calico kit and that was the day that i fell in LOVE with the crazy little deer.


This is a layout of the first time both the girls napped at the same time, any mom would give her right pinkie to have her kids sleep or nap at the same time in order to get that much needed break and can I tell you that I was in heaven? I sat in my car for an hour and read a scrapbooking mag. Don;t get me wrong, I LOVE our girls but it is nice to have that hour of pure silence. Hope you like it and as always, THANK YOU for checking out my craziness.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Can we say.............


I think this is the first time ever that I have gone this long without posting.
On my defense it's because we spent the weekend, actually... I spent the weekend with our girls in Lakeland, FL. AJ had no school on Friday and my husband had to work so I took a little road trip with my husband's brother and his 2 kids up there. This is the first time that we have ever been away from my husband and as much fun as the girls were having, not an our went by that one of them did not say "I miss Daddy, I want to get Daddy, I want to go home to Daddy" it broke my heart every time. I managed to do 2 journaling pages, the first one is of me and my best cousin and the second one is a journal of our little road trip of the 3 of us without Daddy, I must say that I am really enjoying this ART JOURNALING 102.



And I have to show you these pictures of the kids mooing at the cows, you see... our kids are city kids and to be THIS close to cows was the greatest thing next to sliced bread. They mooed so loud that the cows ran away. By the way, this is right across the street from my cousins house.

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Have a wonderful week ladies and thank you for taking the time to check out my craziness.