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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Project Life | Weeks 36-38

Stopping by to share with a quick post my Project Life for part of the month of September 2012.  I have already started 2013 and will probably start sharing 2013 in the next two weeks, but for these next days I will share a bit more of 2012.

Week 36
 This week started with Labor Day and me putting together some IKEA furniture for my Studio/Scrap Room that I just relocated to another room in the house (believe it or not I had it on my main living room for almost 2 years, but decided to move into one of the bedrooms in my house).

 Labor Day brought me a super surprise! I received a phone call that I ignored because I did not recognized the number (and had been receiving lots of calls from candidates running for the upcoming elections).  A few seconds later I heard my phone make the sound it makes when somebody leaves a message... so I thought OK I'll listen to it later... followed by the sound of somebody leaving me a text message.  This time I though OK this must be a family member or somebody that really knows me and wants to really get a hold of me, so I proceeded to turn around and grab the phone... Boy was I surprised when I read the words "Hi Sunshine, it's me...."!!  I had not heard from Arnel who happens to be the only person that ever called me Sunshine, in exactly 24 years.
Even thou we met later that day I am including in my PL a picture I found from the 80's and a picture we took together later that month since we did not take a picture the day we reconnected.

Week 37

 My layouts are very simple these 3 weeks because I wanted to show my BFF Abby that you do not have to add too much froo froo All that matters is that you get the pictures in the pockets and write the journaling down.

I did do some stamping on week 36 using Ki stamps I purchased at Studio Calico but it was limited.  For my weeks 37 and 38 below all I have is pictures and a few journaling cards.  On week 37 the cards are from the Simple Stories Snap collection and below for week 38 a mix of Simple Stories and Echo Park.

Just added stickers to form the week and number of the week and used a date stamper that you can find at any office supply store.

See comadrita (my BFF Abby), very simple.  What's important is to get it down in writing, just ask my daughter and son-in-law who just loved it when they saw my PL album in person last month.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pink & Brown Challenge | CC

Today Cameo Creations Challenge blog DT members are sharing a Pink & Brown challenge.

For my project I created a slider card.

I used one of the newest or latest designs released by Snappdragon Snippets LLC for Silhouette online.
The design opens up like this on your software:
I decided that I wanted to weld the heart you see to the right to the one on the left...
 After un-grouping, moving and aligning the hearts to the same height, I added a little rectangle and hit the weld key.
This is what it looks like when welded.  Ready to cut (after moving design to the mat cutting area of course!).

For my sentiments I used the newest Dilo En Español released stamp set "Lleno De Amor/Full of Love."

Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join us HERE for a chance to win a $10 certificate to:
You must create with your Silhouette Cameo, SD or latest mini.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dilo En Español

Stopping by to share a card I created using two of the newest release stamp sets from Dílo en Español

I had fun stamping and cutting this cute jar.
 I stamped using Memento tuxedo ink so that I can color with Copics.  I used a bit of greys on jar and lid.  The lid I stamped a second time on pink cardstock, colore a bit with Copics and adhered it using 3D adhesive foam.
 I colored with Copic markers one of the embossed flowers and added some glass beads to the center.
The super cute jar is from the Rebosando Amor and both sentiments are from the Lleno de Amor set.

You can find both sets for sale now!

Rebosando Amor -click here to purchase
Lleno de Amor click here to purchase

Thanks for stopping by!  We will be sharing lots more in the coming days HERE on the blog



Below is what Abby had to say:

"Un poco diferente la dinamica de este lanzamiento 
puesto que todavia me encuentro de vacaciones!

TODOS los sellos salen a la venta HOYYYY!!! 
Si amigas! HOY pueden comprar sus sellitos!

*** Pero antes de mostrarles los sellitos quiero darle las gracias a mi tremendazo equipo de diseño, por que sin ellas no tuvieramos esta MEGA colección de sellos. TODAS nos compartimos ideas y frases que son las que verán en los sellos.  Asi que de antemano MIL MILLONES de GRACIAS a Julieta, Patty, Gaby, Xochitl y tambien a Monica y Jackie que aunque ya no son parte de nuestro equipo, siguen siendo parte de nuestra familia escrapera.

*** Y tenemos ilustradora nueva e integrante del equipo de diseño, Lizeth de Super-Scrapbook! Ella es la ilustradora de las imagenes de los sellitos de Dilo."
Basically it says that she is on vacation (has been for almost a month! LOL) reason why we did not create anything... She gave us the whole month off!
just click on each link above stamp set


Para sus agendas y cositas de mas... 
Mi Calendario (4x6)

Tenemos dos set nuevos para el dia del amor y la amistad!!
Me Flechaste (4x6)
Set coordina con los papeles nuevos de Super-Scrapbook

y Puro Amor (4x6)

A quien no le gusta el cafesito con amor?!!?!?
Les presento:
Me Lattes (4x6)

Y esos super hermosos frasquitos para llenarlos de corazoncitos!?
Dos sets que traen diferentes tamaños:

Un set que esta pero super mega lindo!!

Set renovado de Mi Boda (4x6)

Set renovado de Mi Bebe (4x6)

Sellos de 3x4 y son en conjuncion con la linea de papel de Super-Scrapbook

"Todos los sellitos estan en nuestra tienda!! Cada set arriba tiene el link para llevarlos a la tienda! Ademas ya tenemos algunas tiendas que ya los tienen en existencia! Una de ellas es JackieScrapbookheaven en Facebook! Asi que si estan en Mexico y quieren sus sellitos pero a la de ya... vayan con Jackie!!!"

Free shipping in USA on the purchase of $45 or more!
International gets a 15% off to help you offset the shipping costs!

Todos los envios a USA tendran envio GRATIS en la compra de $45 dolares!! 


Project Life | Weeks 31-35

I decided to quickly share my Project Life pages for 2012 a month at a time in the next few days since I have already started the 2013 album!  This is exciting! more exciting is the fact that when my daughter came over for the holidays, she got to see it in person and got emotional and happy to see it in person.  Even my SIL liked it!

OK on to week 31 which includes the end of July and the beginning of August.
 This was another super exciting Summer week on board a Carnival cruise to México, Honduras and Belize with my daughter and grand daughters!
 For this week I used the Simple Stories Snap collection! love it that it's so bright and cheery!
 I made my own button/tin pin
 Used some BG stickers for the week 31 and purposely stamped the date several times to make it look messy! really!
I used several stamps from different stamp sets (I did not keep track of them but some are from Studio Calico, Hampton Art...I think...)

Week 32
This week starts with us debarking the ship and spending the day in New Orleans.  We had a hotel reserved so we can spend the night and the next day sightseeing, but decided to just take a nap and head back home later that evening.  Let me just say that the French Quarters was just not child friendly/proofed!
 I flew back home on Tuesday and back to the busiest time of the year for me at work! in addition to some incredibly hot days!

 It was super exciting to watch México win its first Soccer Gold Medal!!  Above you can see that I have cut and added a see thru card using my Cameo.
 Most of the journal cards I used here are from the SS Snap collection except the green one above.  It is an Echo Park journal card.
For my title card I used BG Wandered paper and stapled the letter and number stickers.

Weeks 33-35

As I mentioned above I went back to work!! And for me the start of a school year (and the end) are the busiest times so I ended up combining 3 weeks into one!  Not only was it busy for me, but for my daughter who is a teacher to 3rd graders and started a new job!  The result? less pictures!  So I combined three (3) weeks into one.  This is real life! so this SS Snap card was just perfect for my title.

It is getting harder to take pictures since my album is so thick, but just LOVE it!!

The above sticker and journal entry is way too funny to me and my daughter... even my SIL laughed when he read it!  You see, he has a thing for the neighbors parking in front of his house!  LOL  In his defense, they party and leave glass bottles behind.....etc.

Well, this sums up the end of July and the month of August.  I will be back soon, maybe even tomorrow to share the pages for the month of September and hopefully by the end of the week I will be done sharing October and November's pages so I can get started with 2013!

Hopefully this has inspired at least one of you to start documenting your life in one way or another!  You should have seen my daughter when she first saw this album!! and I can only imagine how I would feel if my Mom or Grandmother would have left me something remotely similar... sadly, nothing!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Día De Reyes Hop!

Welcome to the Third Annual Día De Reyes Hop!
Today not only do I celebrate Día De Reyes, but the most important date in my life!
Today is my only child's birthday!!!


On to the hop!
The Magi, or Three Wise Men or Three Kings as it is traditionally called today and is refereed to as "El Día de los Reyes" or "Día de Reyes" or "Los (3) Reyes Magos" in most Hispanic countries (Most countries celebrate this day) were three distinguished foreigners that traveled from the East to bring the new born KING gifts. (lots of history on this...)

As a child to celebrate our parents would have us place a shoe outside the kitchen or back door on the night of the 5th and the morning of the 6th "Los Reyes" would bring us gifts!  --There are so many ways different countries and families celebrate this day (a lot a countries/families do not share gifts on Dec 25, but on this day).  You will read several different stories on this hop, enjoy!

I created my first Home Décor project using vinyl.
 I used brown vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo to cut the files from Lori Whitlock and Silhoutte Online.
I adhered to a square green (of course!) charger plate.  The colors match my home's décor.

These are the files I used:
I am thinking on using the nativity and star on another charger plate to have the matching pair.

GIVEAWAY!! Dilo En Español is sponsoring with four (4) sets of stamps = 4 winners

I will be giving a Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic" Collection... but that is not all!
-starting at 1PM PST I will be adding an additional item to the giveaway for every 20 comments left on ALL blogs and will stop adding items at 6PM.
(included on the count will be the comments already left on our blogs!! It is just that I will stop adding items at 6PM). It can be a stamp from Hero Arts, Stickles, Punches more paper, more collections! you never know!! This can grow to be a huge box!
update: as of 6PM there were only 15 comments  
Hop ends at midnight today January 6th

Update Winners: 
Cathy D - Echo Collection
Monica - FB Echo Collection
Angel Miguélez - stamps
Carmen Lucero - stamps
Jennifer Partridge -stamps
Becky -stamps
  Thanks for helping me celebrate my daughter's Birthday!!

Now onto the next Hop!... my BFF and Comadrita Abby  -HERE

Here is the line up in case you get lost (short but oh so much talent!)