Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Recipe challenge over at

Here's my layout, for sketches by tamarafor my journaling I will warn you that some of you might be put off by it, but this is what happened and scrapping is not only about the good. I feel that my future nieces & nephews, grandkids should know what really happened in their ancestry. KWIM
So I apologize ahead of time if this has offened you. My journaling is on the tag!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Recipe challenge over at

Sketches by Tamara, come and check it out

Monday, December 15, 2008

So not

feeling well, I have been fighting a cold for 2 weeks now. This past week everytime I coughed I puked lost 4 pounds in the process, it's the only good thing. LOL. I decided to go to the Doctors office cause Chris my son was also coughing and had a fever this weekend figured might as well kill 2 birds with one stone. Well it turns out that cough is PNEUMONIA I froze when the doctor gave me the prognosis, but to make matters worse so does Chris I probably passed that cough to him and since his immunne system is weak he got it. Now we are both on meds, but can I say that mine just make me a little high. LOL. So keep us in your thoughts this week for a speedy recovery.

On a good note it's time for DT reveal over at Dreamgirls,and wow I can't believe that it's almost the end of the year, and Dreamgirls has made it so easy for you all. Create a layout using this sketch provided by Liz Qualman and the twists are stickles and use a Holiday song.

here's my take:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ScrapbookHeaven DT

I so loved this kit,unfortunately it was my last one as a DT member. Wow how six months can fly so fast. Please check out Scrapbook Heaven kits you wont be disappointed.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

latest layouts

here is a layout I created for the recipe challenge over at Sketches by Tamara

here's one I did for a new challenge blog called The Haute Spot

I have to say I'm on a roll this week, here's my Dreamgirls layout

this was for fun

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pictures on a picture layout

this was the challenge over at Tallyscrapper this past week. At first I thought oh no I can't do this, I don't have a 12x12 printer but then I found scrapbookpictures.com and viola ordered the photo at only $3.49 how cool is that.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Recipe challenge

for Sketches by Tamara, I loved using this weeks recipe my favorite part was using stickles
here's my layout

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Woo hoo DT Call for Dreamgirls

Yes you read it, we are now having our first DT call for Dreamgirls Challenge Blog, Details are posted at the blog and on pub calls. Also check out the awesome prize package for this weeks challenge, not one but two prizes worth $50.00 each. If your into acrylics then you should submit a layout for Challenge #16.


This week over at Scrapbook Heaven we are having a 12 days of Christmas crop, so come on over and celebrate holiday crafting early.

Oh and check out Treasured scrapbooking kits still some available

Friday, November 14, 2008

my last survivor layout

over at Tallyscrapper, I really loved how this turned out.

And if you've missed the Just add scraps over at Treasured Scrapbooking here is a sample of the step by step class.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

So excited

Scrapbook Heaven blog is having a fun little comments challenge, go and check them out. Oh and check out the class for Thanksgiving Banner here

Sunday, November 2, 2008

wow two weeks

I can't believe it's been two weeks since i last posted. I have a few things to share. First it has been a stressful two weeks my dh has now been diagnosed with diabetes. It's been very stressful to say the least and for him to adjust to eating healthy.

In scrappy news, I do want to share that Treasured Scrapbooking is having it's DT call it ends soon, Leslie kits are always jam packed and truly are inspiring to work with.
Also Scrapbookheaven is having their DT call, and Shannon has been amazing to work for. The gallery there is always full of inspiration. Kits are awesome.

Oh and speaking of DT calls, Dreamgirls will be having it's very first DT call on the 15 of Nov. I can't wait to see all the submissions. Come check out our recent challenge.
here's my layout for this challenge:

Created for Treasured Scrapbooking:

Created using sketch for GDT spot wish me luck


Sunday, October 19, 2008

come and join

Are you READY for some ghoulish fun? Want to play some games, do some scrapping, and join in some great conversation!? The more you participate , the more chances you have to win the drawing for the Freak Prize. Plan to join in the Freaky Friday Crop here at Scrapbook Heaven. October 24, 2008 6 p.m. EST to Midnight Come dressed in costume (avatar)

Friday, October 17, 2008

this week @ Dreamgirls

we were challenged by the Guttergirlz and we swapped our Dreamgirls DT divas come and check us out.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Should i

I created this layout for sketches by tamara recipe. I love creating with a recipe.
Oh and be on the look out for Guttergirlz challenge and Dreamgirls challenge.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness

I wanted to created a layout to honor my Grandmother

Hidden Journaling "Who would have thought that this would be your last healthy summer. The following year you became pregnant with your 11th child from what I heard you & grandpa were happy. Everything changed when you had the baby. The baby was born abnormal & died a few days later. I can only imagine your loss, but then the unthinkable happened you learned that the baby had cancer which meant you needed to be tested. The results where positive you not only had breast cancer, but it had aready spread to your ovaries. At the age of 42, my age now you needed a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. As a woman everything was taking away from you. Your body was not the same. My mother says you were sick all the time after that, but you wanted to live because you still had five small children at home. Your older children were married and living their lives, but it saddened them to see you sick. My grandfather adored you and spoke of you all the time. He wanted me to know where I came from. A woman of strength & courage, who fought until her last breath. He said you would have loved me just as much as he did. I loved when he spoke of you, it was as if I could feel your presence and his love for you warmed my heart. "Abuela no te conozi pero fuiste, una inspiracion en mi vida. Yo te ame con todo mi corazon, y abuelito me recordaba todo los dias que me nombraron como a ti. Yo se que algun dia te voy aver en los cielos de Dios" You died Dec. 10, 1964 a day after your 44th birthday. Cancer destroyed your body, but your spirit lives in all of us that knew you, and those that didn't and lived through the history of your existance. Spanish Translation "Grandma I didn't know you but you were an inspiration in my life. I loved you with all my heart, and grandpa always reminded me that I was named after you. I know that one day I will see you in the heavens of God"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Well it's my last layout

for sketchesbytamara, It has been an awesome 6 mos. I love sketches, fortunately for me I'm still part of her recipe challenge. Need to be challenge for a layout, checkout the sketchesbytamara recipe challenges. Awesome.

Here is my layout for the Survivor Challenge over at Tallyscrapper

layout had to include the following

* must be 12x12 - done

* must have a stitched edge - stitched the blue pp edge

* must have a paper pieced tree - palm tree

* include an owl, bird, hedgehog or deer - stamped bird

* have 2 photo corners - used as brackets

* journal on a cloud - done

* 3 photos - done

* and title it Life Is Beautiful - done

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

through the years corrugated album

I created this album out of a priority box, to view full directions go to Tallyscrapper blog

Monday, September 22, 2008

Check out

the sketch at Sketches by Tamara, my first thought was eek 6 pictures. After remembering that you are supposed to be inspired by the sketch, and make it your own. I now love the sketch and I pretty much like the way my layout turned out. Here's my layout

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

my recent layouts

Dreamgirls Challenge: Note to self

Tallyscrapper DT call

well I can't believe my term is almost over, I have always enjoyed working with Tally kits. I love the community there and the amazing inspiration..

Go on over and view the DT requirements here

Have fun this is a site where you can easily get addicted

hop on over

to Scrapbook Heaven is having a two week Summer Camp crop with fun challenges and camp patches for you to earn. Look at this cute patch! Each challenge will have it's own patch so head on over and get signed up for camp!http://www.scrapbookheavenga.com/boards/index.php

GOODBYE SUMMER CAMP ATTENTION ALL CAMPERS!!! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FUN, ADVENTURE, ARTS, CRAFTS, SING-A-LONGS AND AN OVERALL GREAT TIME??!!!Join us September 14th-27th for two weeks filled with summer camp fun. Re-live the excitement and memories you experienced as a child as we say "Good-bye, Summer Camp"! Each day of camp gives you the chance to complete badge requirements and earn a new cyber patch. Earn the most patches and you could be named "Best Overall Camper" and win the grand prize -- a fabulous Scrapbook Heaven KIT!! Additional surPRIZES to be awarded thru-out the camp. If you are a SUPER camper and earn all the patches available you will receive the GRAND Prize!!!! All ties will be compiled and a winner will be drawn! We'll have lots of fun teaching tips/techniques, scrapbook challenges and maybe a game or two! Come along and bring a friend. Happy Scrapping and Happy Camping!When: September 14th thru 27th Where: scrapbookheavenga.com Time: 6 p.m. EST-START

Thursday, September 11, 2008

When terror hit home

I have to say that today has been a very sad day for me because it's September 11 and I have so many awful memories of that day. I have not watched the news cause I remember that day clearly, it seems like yesterday not 7 yrs ago. You see my sister worked at tower 2 and when I first heard on the news on the radio that day here in NY they said a small plane had crashed into the roof of the tower, my first thought was what an idiot. So I changed the station and popped a CD so I can listen to music. I was with my best friend we had just dropped off the kids at school and I was going to drop her off at a job interview. As we get close to the address of her interview she wasn't sure which entrance so she tells me to wait. Now my best friend is hispanic darkskin and within minutes she was out of the building and she said Dolores turn on the radio, it was not a small plane another plane hit the other tower. I suddenly realized OMG my sister. I drove like a mad woman back home, while she called my sister and no answer she kept telling me don't worry she's okay, we called my mother at work her coworker picked up the phone my mother fainted when she heard the news. My other sister was 5 mos pregnant and I was afraid to call her, but I did and we were both crying over the phone she left her job to be with me. We continued to call my little sister and still no answer, then I remembered that my husband works not too far from the towers maybe he can look for her. I was panicked, I couldn't even get my husband on his cell no phones were working. When I finally reached the front of my building the newslady on the radio starts repeating OMGod, OMGod, then she screams and says the building has collapsed, that's when I lost it! As I write this I'm crying because it's just so hard! my friend keeps telling me everything is going to be Okay, she picks me up out of the car and we come inside my pregnant sister arrives within minutes and all we can do is cry, we couldn't even be with our mother to comfort her because she lives in NJ and all the bridges were closed. Then my sister and I watch in horror as the second tower collapses. It just brought us both to our knees. We kept yelling for our little sister Ivy. At 11:00 my dh walks in we just start hugging each other and crying and tell him about Ivy he wants to go back, but we tell him to go and pick up the kids from school. We need them with us. Finally at 11:10 I get a call from my brother, but he doesn't know anything about Ivy, he was calling me to find out if she called me. He said Mom is not doing to good, he's 16 at the time he doesn't know what to do. We tell him to just watch her and keep us informed. At 11:45 my little sister called me she was okay she was stuck in traffic and heard what happened on the radio she was running late to work thank God. She stopped at a bank hysterical crying and made them let her in and explained that she worked there and she was late for a meeting and her boss, her friends they must be dead. She had tried to call us and let us know that she was okay, but there were no phone lines at all. My sister didn't perish thank God, but within 2 weeks she went from a size 6 to a size 1 in clothes she lost 17 co-workers in her area, but the company lost over 200 employees. Today is the hardest for my little sister, and relives that day and it seems during this time she always loses weight. She will never be the same, I don't think none of us are the same. I think about the families who did lose a love one and all I could do today is cry, but I also pray for those families and I ask God to give them strength today and each day, but especially today!
So when I got up this morning at 7am I called her, and I asked how she was feeling, she said much better today because now she has a little one. Who just happened to turn one on the 9 of this month. She is blessed, and we are blessed to still have her.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Dreamgirls Reveal Fly away

I loved this challenge and our Divas created amazing layouts check it out here

Sketches by Tamara reveal

Oh and look ant what the fabulous DT members created here

Treasured Scrapbooking reveal

wow so many reveals for me. I just love creating. Here are my layouts created with Treasured Scrapbooking kit #1, get ready fro some pink paislee, and some Dreamstreet papers

woo hoot

15 yrs friends