Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And the Totally Awesome Tueday award goes to...

YES ladies, ME!
Can you believe that this layout


got the Totally Awesome Tuesday award at VINTAGE PLUM.

Well I can't, but I am totally flattered that someway somehow Samantha found her way to my blog and liked this layout enough to want to share it with the ladies at Vintage Plum. That's all I have for now, I jut wanted to share this great news. Have a wonderful day, I know I am :)

As always, THANK YOU for the love and support.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Studio Calico DT challenges

So the other day I got an email from STUDIO CALICO. that they are having some challenges in honor of NSD so this morning I did this layout


for THIS CHALLENGE. Emily was kind enough to respond to my question of wether or not I had to use their kits to enter the challenge, her answer was "you can most definitely us any papers" but it turns out that I had some left over papers from this months kit and 1 card stock left : )

and I did this layout




Each DT has a challenge and they each have a prize, I have to admit that those prizes are DELISH but I have come to realize that I no longer feel the need to do a layout for a prize, I am loving how everyday I am finding new ways to be creative and how I am getting all the important things on paper for our girls to look back on when they are grown. Don't get me wrong now................the prize is a bonus but no longer a need.

Hope you had a great weekend, we spent the day at the beach with old friends and had the best time ever and a killer tan. I will post pictures since my mother in laws mom is in town which means 1 thing....LOTS of Filipino delicious food, that right, lumpia, chicken adobo, well you get the point. Have a great rest of the day and as always THANK YOU for your sweet comments.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Challenge 33

The ladies at SCRAP MOJO. have another killer challenge with one yummy prize, this time around you have to use anything Peter Pan that you love, as soon as I read that I knew exactly what I was going to do so I went looking for pictures of our Princess when we went on the Disney Cruise when she was 1. (can I tell you that I got teary eyed at looking at these pictures?) Here is what I did

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The paper is by Prima as well as that beautiful flower which I got at THE PAPER NICHE. I used my Maya Road Bingo stamp and some K&Company stickers to make the frame. Check out her wings, I made them with some sort of ribbon, I colored the paper with some Glitter Mist & markers and then covered they sky with White Ghesso so that I could blend in the colors with Oil Pastel crayons. (I find that the colors blend so much better when you apply Ghesso first) Make sure you go check out SCRAP MOJO. because there is a lot of inspiration over there.

As always THANK YOU for checking out my crazies and for your sweet comments, have a wonderful weekend, the weather here is killer so I am off to get things ready to take the girls to the beach :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Studio Calico goodies & BASB layout

When I got my kit this month I was like a kid on Christmas morning and after about 5 minutes I wanted to lose the will to live because those are so NOT my kind of colors. Than my Girl Tamrod made a comment that put the fire is my butt and my mojo was back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are 2 layouts.


The second one is a special on for me, this is the last picture that I have of my Dad, it was taken on 09/16/2006 just 3 months before he lost his battle with cancer and 'till today I wish I would have taken more pictures but on my defense my Dad kept the seriousness of his cancer from me because I was 6 months pregnant with Solimar.

Something old: Old picture that I have been sitting on since 09/2006
Something New: New technique, I used a sewing machine WOWZA!
Something burrowed: Once again I burrowed our 5 year olds heart stamp.
Something blue: I used blue paint around my cloud.

This one was inspired by my girl LA VERNE.'s challenge at BASB.
I have one more layout inspired by Laverne but I have to have my DH blur out some faces because they do not want their kids to be on the net (I aint mad)
Make sure you go and check it out because the prize is a good one : )
Have a wonderful rest of the week, Friday is so close I can smell it!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

La Verne's challenge

My girl LA VERNE. is hosting a challenge at BASB. the challenge is awesome and the drawing is even better. Here are my takes, I will submit one layout but I loved the idea of using something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Here are my 2 layouts and and extra one just for the hell of it ; ). All where done with my Studio Calico April kit.

Something old: old left over yellow cardstock from Lord knows when
Something new:drawing/doodling (I do NOT draw or doodle, so that 's as good as it gets for the hearts)
Something burrowed:(my daughter's ribbon)
Something blue:I sprayed blue Glimmer Mist

Something old:old Hambly transparency
Something new:new Studio Calico paper
Something burrowed:I used my daughter's bird stamp
Something blue:I inked my letters blue

And this is the third one I did with my April Studio Calico April kit.
It is of of our Angejolie's first day back to scholl last year.


As always, THANK YOU for stopping by and checking out my craziness : )
Have a wonderful week.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April kit at The Niche

The April kits go on sale this weekend at THE PAPER NICHE.


Here I included my dear friend's wedding invitation, people spend so much money getting them done and I could not bring myself to throw it awa so I thought it would be nice to have it on a layout that they can share with their kids one day.

This page of the kids at the beach was done with all the scraps I had left and I went crazy with the Glimer Mist : )

This page was a little challenging because there was a whole lot of exacto knifing but the end result made it all worth it!


Anyone that knows me knows that my new thing is to do at least 1 frame per month, you know... of that 1 picture that you love but can not do a layout with because the background was wak! I figured I will have 1 wall filled with little frames of those special little negleted pictures. In the back of the frame I wrote a note to our girls telling them that Prince Charming does exist...it might take years and many frogs but not to settle for less than they deserve because HE will come one day as did mine.

I am not sure if they have posted their layouts yet but go check out LEAH'S BLOG. (she is the one that put this wonderful kit together and as always RAWKED to heck out of it) and MELISA'S BLOG. because they are some talented ladies. If you guys happen to live in South Florida go check out THE PAPER NICHE. because they have the baddest selection of papers, Prima goodies etc...etc.....

As always, THANK YOU for stoping by and for the lovely messages, have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A mini album & a page?

Hello there, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your loved one.
Let me warn you that this post has 1 picture too many :D
My mom asked me to make an album for her co-worker, let it be know that I am NOT good at making albums, I don't know if it's the ADD in me or maybe that I am so used to doing BUSY pages but mini albums are not my thing.

The album, papers and stickers are by Little Yellow Bicycle that i got at THE PAPER NICHE.

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and with the scraps I did this (can it be called a layout?)

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Now for the gazzillion pictures, I noticed while read in blogs that everyone is dressed so nice while dying their eggs and then there is US in bathing suits, I guess that's how we roll in Miami :)

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And can I tell you how much fun the kids had this year, our girls are blessed to have 7 cousins, one is 6, four are 5 and three more are 2 years old, so our egg hunts are super fun to watch.

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And this is how we ended our wonderful day


Soli was chanelling her inner 80's, her nick name for the rest of the day was "Lady Gaga" google that name and you will see why we chose that name. Once again, THANK YOU for taking the time to check out my craziness and for the kind comments. Have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Challenge 32 and Spring break!

Challenge #32 at SCRAP MOJO. is a cool one, it's about having had or wishing you had an imaginary friend. I never had an imaginary friend but I had friends in my teens who were always game to do anything... as a matter of fact we just got together this week with our kids at the same beach we used to hang out when we were youngins :D :D :D I had a real good time scrapping a layout for this challenge.


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Go check them out, you will like the challenge and the prize is off the chain, I need to figure out who makes those papers because I SO WANT THEM!!!!!!

Talking about spring break, here are some pictures I took of our girls, gosh! I love living in S. Florida, I do not know what I would do without the beautiful ocean minutes away from our house. Angejolie had had just about enough of me pointing the camera at her and Solimar...well, can you tell she was loving every minute of it?


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As always, THANK YOU for checking out my craziness and for leaving sweet comments, they truly make my day. Have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

April sneak peeks

Here are some sneak peeks of the beautiful April Kit that the oh so talented LEAH. put together for THE PAPER NICHE. this month. Can I say that I have fallen in love with this 1 line of paper that she included in the kit, I still love me some Sassafras Las papers though ;D

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Thanks for stopping, have a wonderful day.