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Rochester, NH, United States
A place where Scrapping is savored as you would a wonderful meal and, while you're here, we enjoy each other's company --I am a working single mom who tries to juggle everything in the air with the hopes that when misses one she's not underneath to get whacked. Oh and I'm binlingual too :) Un lugar donde se desgusta el arte de Scrap como un bueno plato y de camino pasamos un rato entre amigos -- Soy una madre soltera que pretende no ser atropellada y aplastada cuando una de las multiples responsibilidades y tareas que mantego al aire se me escapa y caye a la tierra. Oh y soy binlingue tambien :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Warning Bells -- Campanas de Alarma

So what started out as a slow normal, great feeling day quickly turned into a WHOA kinda day. And while I was walking around in such a really good mood that I tied on the proverbial bells to my feet just to hear the happy sound, if for no other reason than it's Friday, a man walked into the local Clinton Campaign Headquarters around the corner from my home and took hostages, HOSTAGE News at MSN It is being carried live here. The schools went into lock down, and all around my home they redirected traffic and evacuated the area. I am just far enough away that if walk out side and around the corner I can see the building, the SWAT team and the police perimeter. My son was allowed to leave the school finally and my other two arrived home safely as well. And at least two hostages were released as well. This is just too close to home literally. I am ok and thanks to the prayers of all of you I hope that it will resolve quickly and in a positive way. I am going to not post any tapitas today just because I think knowing we're all safe at home is comfort food enough for today.
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Para ir al grano hoy localmente en mi ciudad un hombre armado entro en una localidad donde trabajaba voluntarios de la campana de Hillary Clinton. Esta localidad esta a la espalda de mi casa. En resumir aun sigue la confrontacion pero mis hijos llegaron todao a casa bien apesar de que encerraron todos los colegios cercanos que afecto a dos de los mios.
Es algo que llego demasiado cercano a mi hogar asi que no pongo tapitas hoy porque el tener a mi familia segura y sana en casa es suficiente para mi para hoy.
La historia esta aca Noticias en MSN y esta en las noticias aca.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Things I need to do -- Cosas que tengo que hacer

Well first and foremost was I *should* have checked my crockpot this morning. If I had I would have noticed that 5 hours after putting all the ingredients in it to cook I found I'd never plugged it in! I was wondering why didn't smell any enticing aromas by noon LOL. So I need a list to keep me on track and these are some things I need to do during the next few days in no particular order of pressing need (although all of them do have deadlines amazingly enough)


  1. Go to the Pharmacy for refills -- drugs for everyone please and make that a double

  2. Write my Christmas List -- my kids think this will help them shop for me

  3. Decipher my kids Christmas List -- they thought it would help me shop for them

  4. Pull out my Christmas decorations -- would like to actually put some up this year and not just look at all the boxes

  5. Make some scrappy goals for 2008 -- this should help motivate me creatively

  6. Think of more lists of things I need to do -- it never stops cuz there's alway something that needs to be ordered

Do you have a list of things to do too? well join the club..But I did create last night and finished a LO between calls today so I DO have things prepared for you today. All were done for the challenge I'm following on Scrapperie.







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Pues una cosa que tenia que haber hecho hoy era mirar el guiso que puse en la olla esta manana. Si lo habria hecho a tiempo me habria dado cuenta que la falta de olores buenos despues de 5 horas era porque no estaba enchufado el aparato! Obviamente necesito ordenarme un poco asi que he creado una lista de cosas a hacer en estos proximos dias (todos tiene una fecha limite pero ninguno es mas importante que otro)


  1. Ir a la farmacia -- drogas para todos y hacerlo doble

  2. Ecribir mi lista de Navidad -- a mis hijos creen que les ayudara comprar mi regalos

  3. Decifrar las listas de Navidad de mis hijo -- ellos creen que me ayudara comprarles regalos.

  4. Sacar a mis decoraciones navidenas -- me gustaria decorar este ano en vez de dejarlo todo en cajas

  5. Determinar algunas metas por 2008 -- esto ayudara motivarme en el campo creativo

  6. Pensar en crearme mas listas -- porque nunca se para de necesitar listas para estar organizada


Teneis muchas listas de quehaceres? Si es asi pues estamos en el mismo club.
Pero si pude terminar algunas cosillas para serviros. Todo fue hecho por un reto en Scrapperie.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I was Found! Me encontraron!

I have such brilliant news today!

One of my interests is in geneology but I never really have much time to dedicate to it, so I do very haphazard searches. A few months ago my friend JLO had pointed me to the Ancestry.com site where they were having a freebie 3 day full access trial. I jumped on, created an account and by trial and error managed to fill in a few blanks. I haven't been back much but imagine my surprise when this morning I found an email sent to me from the site requesting information.

The person who sent this called my maternal Great-grandmother her Aunt! WOW! WOW! WOW! She and a few other cousins (multiple times removed) have been researching forever! They've gone so far back that in our family that we can claim 11 Original signers of the Magna Charter in our line -- so I can become a Member of DAR if I so wish. I spent well over an hour on the phone with her this morning remembering shared stories. There is even a full blown website under construction Trees in the Woods "Woods" is the family surname.I even have a family branch who are Brasilian!! What a cool thing to learn -- now if could get a lead on my paternal side would be uber cool

Ah yes I haven't forgotten I need to serve you a Tapita today -- here is one I finished for one of the last few remaining classes at Willow Traders. Enjoy!


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Tengo una noticia super BUENA hoy!

Uno de mis multiples intereses es la geneologia pero debido a tiempo an recurson nunca puedo dedicarle mucho tiempo. Hace unos meses mi amiga JLO me dirijio a Ancestry.com cuando ofrecia la oportunidad de acesar todos los recursos del sitio gratis por tres dias.Me apunte, hice una cuenta y empece a rellanar huecos a mi aire. Hace tiempo queno he vuelot a pasar por alli asi que tal era mi sorpresa cuando esta manana me encontre con un email de alla pidiendome informacion.

La person que envio el mensaje llamaba a mi bisabuela TIA!!!! GUAU! GUAU! GUAU! Resulta que ella era la hija de su hermana y ahora tiene 77 anos. Ha estado recopliando informacion junto con otros primos desde hace anos. Han conseguido tanta inforamcion que verificaron que nuestra familia tenia parientes que eran de los orginales que firmaron la MAGNA CARTA (tiene que ver con el barco MAYFLOWER. Esto queier decir que puedo ser miembro del DAR (Hijas de la Revolucion) si quisiera. Tuve el placer de platicar con ella al telfono por mas de una hora. Supe que tiene un Website llamado Trees in the Woods siendo "Woods" el nombre de familia. Incluso tengo familiares que son Brasilenos. Ahor si pudiera tener el mismo suerte con la familia de mi padre seria superguay!

ah si una tapita os debo--he aqui un pagian que complete por la clase de Willow Traders. Que aproveches!

Monday, November 26, 2007

I think I need a break, Creo que necesito un respiro

Today it's raining, I had to drive in the rain to Mass to work (I HATE LONG DISTANCE DRIVING), was slapped on the wrist for doing my job at work today, I come home to the torture of 5th grade fractions, a grumpy uncooperative 5th grader and admonishments from the grandmother that I'm too hard where math is concerned. Blech

And so then I look at my scrap table and it makes me sigh. I'm participating in a challenge and have 4 class LO's to do so I must scrap something but I really don't want to. Guess I'm feeling a bit low where the creative meets the reality. I believe a lot of my stuff is really good but then I look at others and feel inadequate. I am amazed at the continuity some people manage to maintain while keeping each design fresh. When I review my stuff I see my designs as all over the board. I seem unable to isolate any particular trait that marks my stuff with a signature "Liz" design. I am happy with each page/project/card I do but in my eyes they pale next to others. I realize it's my subjectivity that is playing into this but just maybe my 2008 goal just might take a little longer than the 12 month allotment LOL

And to top it off I've nothing to serve up tonite --- what a Monday!
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Llueve hoy, tuve que conducir en la lluvia a Mass para trabajar (ODIO CONDUCIR LARGOS DISTANCIAS DE TODAS FORMAS) mi jefe decidio decirme que una llamad que tome no fue tratada correctamente cuando lo era y al llegar me encuentro con la matematica del quinto grado, un nino que no quiere hacerlo y la abuela que dice que soy demasiada dura por querer que lo haga...Vaya Tela!

y ahora mira a mi mesa de scrap y suspiro. Participo en uno reto y aun me quedan 4 clases asi que tengo que hacer scarp peor no tengo ganas en absoluto. Creo que estoy un poco desanimada en el campo de la creatividad. Estoy constantamente asombrada por la continuidad que mucha gente consigue proyecto tras proyecto, con cada diseno algo original y fresco. Quizas sea porque veo que en la realidad lo mio no tiene ese punto que lo distingue como "hecho por Liz". Personalmente me gusta cada pagina/proyeto/tarjeta que he creado; creo que me gustaria que llamara la atencion un poco mas. Quizas mi meta de ser publicada en 2008 tardara un poco mas tiempo Jejeje

Y para colmo no tengo ni una tapita a compartir hoy -- Lunes Maldito!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Still alive? Aun vivos?

Morning!
so you made through the meal, crazy shopping and the initial decoration frenzy and it's now Saturday. Congrats!
As for me, well I was up at 3:30 am to shop with a friend who didn't show so I went back to bed. Then I, as was supposed to work, I was unpleasantly surprised when found my laptop went AWOL in programming so I ended up having hte day off after troubleshooting it for 3+ hours. I used the day to good advantage and got some errands done and scrapped. Later today we'll do our version of the "Dinner" as I worked the holiday. But for now here are my recent creations ready for you. Scoot up to the bar, have a drink, enjoy the tapas and tell me what you think in the chat box to the left... Happy After Turkey Days to you all!




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Buenos Dias!
asi que sobrevivieron la comida, la compra loca y el comenzar a decorar la casa de Navidad para llegar al sabado...Enhorabuena!
Yo? el viernes me levante a las 3:30 de la manana dispuesta a ir de compras con un aamiga que no aparecio asi que volvi a la cama. Luego como tenia que trabajar al intentar hacer el login a mi portatil me encontre con que el equipo decidio ir de vacaciones. Despuese de trabajr este problema por mas de 3 horas acabe con el dia libre. Hice mandado y scrap. Mas tarde hoy cocinare nuestra comida especial porque tabajaba durante la fiesta. Pero por ahora aqui van mis nuevas creaciones para todos. Sientaros a la barra, coge una bebida y la tapita de hoy. Decirme lo que pensais en el chat a la izquierda.... Feliz Dias Despues a todos!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving -- Dia de Accion de Gracia

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteouness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17

May you and yours enjoy each other's company today.

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Pero yo alabaré a Jehovah por su justicia, y cantaré al nombre de Jehovah el Altísimo Psalmos 7:17

Espero que este dia lo pasen bien y en compania de familia y amistades.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Almost Turkey! Es casi Pavo!

'Tis the Night before Turkey and all through the house
the smells are so tempting, they woke even the mouse!

I suppose could go on and on with this but in truth I'm just thankful I CAN be thankful for everything that has come and gone as well as what's yet to come. I wish all those that stop by my blog a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Be safe as you travel.

On Scrapperie there was a challenge to make a mini-book to record a minemum of 21 things we're thankful/grateful for this season. I did a minifolder book and created ATC's for the inside for each week. It turned out lovely and I hope you like it too. This is my Thanksgiving Tapa for you.









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Hice una parodia de un poema famoso de La Noche antes de Navidad pero como la poesia en espanol no es mi fuerte no intento traducirlo al castellano por no machacarlo. Al decir la verdad doy gracias que PUEDO dar las gracias para todo que ha pasado y aun queda por venir. Deseo a todos que pasara por ver mi blog una fiesta lleno de alegria y amor con familia y amigos. Mientras viajan que lo hagan con cuidado.

En Scrapperie esta terminado un reto a crear un album mini para recordar a las cosas importantesy dar la gracias por cada una. Cree uno que contiene 4 tarjetas ATC. Cada ATC representa a una semana. El resultado es bien bonito y espero que os gusta. Sera mi tapita para todos en este Dia de Accion de Gracia.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A smile to end the day, Una sonrisa para terminar el dia

It's been a busy day at work -- long conference calls for troubleshooting. We managed to make head way though so all's good. On the blogging front I think I like this template and am going to keep it for awhile. I'm still going to be updating links and maybe adding a goodie or two but the format is done.

All this change has jacked up my think-o-meter levels which is a good thing

Here is a LO of the 3 boys in my household taken a few years back. I've loved this snap because it shows them as simply happy guys. Enjoy tonight's tapa selection, smiles served warm.


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Ha sido un dia movido en el trabajo -- llamadas largas de conferencia para intentar islar un problema de red. Conseguimos adelantarnos asi que esto es bueno. Con respecto al mi blog creo que me quedo ya con este formato porque me gusta mucho. Todavia tengo que actualizar unos links etc pero no mas.

Todo estos cambio ha dado un nuevo impulso a mi modo de pensar y no esta nada mal esto.

Os presento esta pagina de los tres chicos de mi casa. La foto se tomo hace unos anos pero siempre me ha gustado porque se les ve simplemente felices. Para vosotros -- tapitas de sonrisas para calentarse uno.

and I'm still updating, y siguen los cambios

Guess I'm just not an all "pink" kinda gal LOL so once again will be changing it up some more. Let me know in the little chat box what you think as I go. I do have some new tapas (see experimental cooking is good for the soul!) which I'll post later once it's daylight

ok gotta take out he trash and get everyone on the move for last day of school this week
back in awhile

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Pues se ve que no soy una mujer al que le llene tenerlo "todo rosado" JE JE asi que estare de cambios otra vez hoy. Decirme vuestras opiniones en el programa chat. Prepare unas nuevas tapas (no ves, experimentando en la conica trae resultados!) que pondre uno poco mas tarde

Ok tengo que levantar la casa y los ninos para el ultimos dia de colegio hoy antes de the Fiesta
Vuelvo mas tarde

Monday, November 19, 2007

Change CAN Be exciting, El Cambio puede ser bueno

Morning All..
Like all good cooks everywhere, exquiste food only happens when you experiment by mixing things up and as I've been mulling moving things around a bit for quite awhile
hang in there today cuz will be switching it up -- Perhaps my TAPITAS will be that much better for it. I think that's because I actually did a LO and submitted it to a mag which has galvanized me of sorts. (remember one of my goals IS to try and get pubbed sometime in 2008 LOL)
It's been a long weekend, lots of meltdowns due to family visits and very little recreational scrapping

I can put up a goofy snap of my boys and their father. He is visiting them from Spain after a two year hiatus (nothing out of the ordinary there) hence the meltdowns
My oldest turned 17 on Sat (hence more attituded and meltdowns)
I'm ready for Wed. LOL


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Buenos Dias
Como todo buen concinero sabe, los platos exquisitos solo nacen si se atreve mezclar los ingredientes en una manera origina,l asi que hoy estare cambiando este lugar. Espero que mis TAPITAS reciben este beneficio. Creo que esto viene a que ayer complete una pagina y por fin la envio a una revista para ver si me la escogeran. (recuerda que una de mis metas para 2008 es ser publicada jejeje) Bien has sido un fin de semana larga y pesada. El padre de los ninos ha venido a visitarlos despues de dos anos. Esto ha causado muchas emociones fuertes y no pocos desgustos. Ademas mi mayor cumplio 17 anos que anadio al la mezcla. Saque una foto de ellos con caras tonatas que pongo para hoy -- tengo ganas que llege el miercoles JE JE

Saturday, November 17, 2007

On tap for Saturday, Lo de hoy

well short and sweet all
new tapitas for you to enjoy

I am part of a CJ at EBBCreations
here are the latest pages I've done for the ones I've received along with the tags


and I was sent a RAK by MSRICKSHA who recently had participated in an ATC swap I hosted she sent me one of her new creations --Flamingo walk -- it's cool as has real moss and leaves attached on a recycled background.



I'm off as have a ton to do -- back hopefully later on

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Puese sirvo las tapitas para vuestra desgustacion hoy y me vuelo
Soy un miembro de un intercambio de albumes tipo CJ -- aqui van fotos de la ultimas paginas hechas para los albumes recibidos

Y uan foto de un Regalo qeu recibi por parte de MSRICKSHA, una de los participantes del intercambio de tarjetas ATC que organize hace poco. Bien es realmente interesatnte ya que lleva fauna real sobre papel reciclado. Su titulo es "El Camino del Flamingo"

Bein me piro porque tengo mucho que hacer, espero volver mas tarde

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tag I'm It, eek!? Me ha tocado, vaya!

Ok so I've seen this before but this is the first time it has happened to me
I was "tagged" in this internet game by Cindy of MammaJamma Blabba It's not my usual tapita offering but will do for this morning :)

Now, these are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. DONE
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them). DONE
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. DONE but I did only 6
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
DONE

Seven things about me you probably didn't know--
1. I once jumped off a two story building with my friends in college to hide from campus security -- we were on the roof making snow angels and not supposed to be there
2. I can't work all the features on my cell phone cuz despite being an IT person I am cellphone challenged -- it's a source of neverending mirth for my oldest DS
3. When I read novels I BECOME one of the characters I love reading that much.
4. I have a very deep faith and have often had God given prophetic dreams that actually have been realized for self, family and friends,
5. I still dream of singing professionally, but realize it is a dream.
6. I wanted to be a professional spy when was in college and even applied to the CIA but as married a foreign national who didn't want to become US citizen that was nixed in the bud.
and last but not least
7. I get a kick out of blogging even though have never been able to keep a journal for the life of me

I tagged the following people and hope they won't mind :)

Lara
Rita
Stacey
Sarah
Jessica
JLO-Woocie Extraordinaire
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Bien esot lo habia visto pero es la primera vez que me toco -- Es un juego llamada "TAG" y me paso el baton Cindy of MammaJamma Blabba No es mi tapita de siempre pero quizas sea algo interesante para hoy.

Estos son las reglas:

1. Hacer un link a la persona que te hizo tag y poner las reglas aca.HECHO
2. Compartir 7 hechos interesantes de tu vida en tu blog. HECHO
3. Escoger a 7 personas e incluir a sus blogs al final de comentario. HECHO pero solo a 6.
4. Hacer un comentario en el blog de cada persona para que sepan que les has incluido en este juego. HECHO

Seite cosillas interesantes de mi --
1. Una vez slate de un edificio de dos plantas para escondernos de Seguridad de la Universidad. Estabamos en el tejado haciendo munecas de nieve --cosas de la juventud.
2. No entiendo mi telefono movil. Aunque trabajo con tecnologia durante el dia no acabo de poner en marcha todas sus funcionalidades. Esto le risa a mi hijo mayor
3. Cuando leo novela me convierto en el caracter prinicpal tanto me gusta meterme en la historia.
4. Tengo una fe muy profunda y he tenido muchos suenos profeticos que se hayan convertidos an realidad sobre temas personales, familiares y de amistad.
5. Aun sueno con ser un cantante profesional pero se que solo un sueno.
6. Cuanod era joven deseaba ser un espia profesional, hasta tal punto que hice una entrevista con la CIA. Pero como estaa casada entonce con una persona no nacionalizada no pude seguir este camino.
Y como punto final
7. Estoy disfrutando con esto de los blogs aunque nunca en mi vida hasta ahora he sido capaz de mantener un diario personal

He incluido a la siguientes personas :)

Lara
Rita
Stacey
Sarah
Jessica
JLO-Woocie Extraordinaire

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lists of things to do -- Listas de cosas para hacer

My lists are getting shorter as am able to check off the items, pretty soon will be on top of them all
I've finished cleaning for the most part!! hooray!!
I still have a back porch and an attic to plow through but those can wait :)
Got some fun news -- I won a copy of the new soon to be released Memory Makers Book 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas. My LO was selected on day 4's opportunity. Looking forward to receiving this!

Now to take stock of my scrapload... I will be working on all sketches I didn't finish for the NYCscraps class. Debbie Hodge did a magnificent job with this, it's just my schedule didn't mesh nicely. I think she'll teach another after the holidays. I highly recommend it.

I am also going to try to do this week's challenge at ChitChat . They look fun and have some cool goodies for the winner. And if you're looking for some inspiration there will be two different opportunities happening this weekend to get your mojo flowing:

BAD GIRLS is having TWELVE free tutorial classes this weekend in the Christmas Workshop. Their DT is something else and MMMaster'08 Iris Babao Uy will be hosting one of them as well.
And EBBCreations is having an Online Crop. I hope to stop by both of these to get some ideas but as the boy's father will be visting from Spain that may not happen so easily.

And as the tapita for today here is a LO for a monochromatic challenge that I am quite pleased with it.


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Mis listas de quehacers se acorta paso a paso, ya pronto estare de nuevo en control jejeje. He acabado con la limpieza al menos, OLE! Y solo me queda el atico y el porche pero estos se pueden esperar.

Una noticia grata -- Gane una copia del nuevo libro de Memory Makers, 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas. Mi pagina fue escogida en el cuarto dia. Estoy contenta y espero su recibirlo pronto.

Ahora tengo que ponerme a completar los planos dados para la clase de NYCScraps que no llegue a terminar. La instructora Debbie Hodge dio ejemplos y instrucciones fantasticos, yo no fui capaz de manejar mi teimpo como para hacer todo lo que querria. Creo que dara otra clase despues de la Fiestas, os la recomiendo!

Quiero hacer una pagina para el reto de la semana en ChitChat . Tienen buena pinta y regalan unas cosas bonitas. Ademas si buscas mas inspiracion creativa este fin de semana dirijo a estos dos lugares:

BAD GIRLS esta presentando clases gratuitas para crear regalos y proyectos de Navidad. Su equipo de diseno es extremadamente buena y unos de los MMMaster'08, Iris Babao Uy, sera una de las instructoras. Y
EBBCreations presenta una reunion en internet para hacer paginas en su Online Crop. Espero sacar un poco de tiempo para visitar ambos lugares pero como el padre de mis hijos estara de visita de Espana no se si podre.

Y como tapita de hoy he hecho una pagina de estilo monocromatico, a mi me gusta y espero que os gustara tambien.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Read all about it -- Lealo aca

....so I'm doing a non-elimination challenge as Scrapperie where your peers vote for you. And, while I like the LO, I blew it. We were supposed to have a large photo and HAND journaling featured. Well because I'm a putz and just so running behind in everything lately, I did great journaling but printed it out because it worked for the LO. So I guess no points for me -- nothing like starting a race and forgetting your shoes LOL

I still have so much cleaning to do it's scary. That's what I get for taking a couple of days of work to "try" and get out from under. Major dust removal is on tap for the dining room as well as the boy's room. Change/wash bedding, clean the upstair bathroom, return videos and get in some scrapping (hopefully a bit earlier today) are all on the agenda. Not to mention that I'm sitting here at 4:30 am when should be sleeping --- so as today's tapita here is my offering -- they come by their "goofy" superpowers naturally -- heredity is a wonderful thing!

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....Asi que participo en un nuevo reto alli an Scrapperie en que todos envian sus votos para el favorito sin estar eliminado (mas bien sigues creando y los votos determinaran al ganador) - me gusto mi pagina pero no he hecho bien. Los parametros eran simples, uan foto grande y escribir A MANO el comentario. Pues como tengo la cabaza ultimamente a las tres de la tarde, YO imprimi mi comentario porque encajaba mejor al tematico de la pagina. Asi que no habra puntos para mi hoy, no hay nada poer que comenzar a correr y olvidarse los botines de deporte JE JE JE!!!

Aun tengo muchos quehaceres a terminar en la casa y me asusta esto. Es mi culpa por tamar unos dias del trabajo para intentar adelantarme. Quitar polvo del comedor y la habitacion de los ninos, limpiar el cuarto bano, cambiar y lavar la rop de camas, devolver los DVD y con suerte algo de scrap (quizas un poco mas temprano hoy) son unas cosillas de mi lista par ahoy. No hay que mencionar que estoy levantada a las 4:30 de la manana cuando debia estar en la cama -- Bien he aqui mi tapita de hoy -- los ninos tiene este poder gracias a su madre/tia que si es loca la mayoria del tiempo -- los genes humanos son algo interesante.

Friday, November 9, 2007

and the winner is ... y la ganadora es....

I'm back for a few minutes between washing walls and curtains (yeah I do hope to scrap today as have a challenge deadline to meet but I'm fast running out to day LOL)

There was only ONE post on the actual RAK thread and a non related comment on a different day so no need for random.org to help me out today

Liz you are the WINNER --
"Liz said...
hola liz...heading to po to send a few cards, Thanks for the great idea
November 6, 2007 10:42 AM"

Please email your info to eta_is_here@hotmail.com and I'll get this off to you so will be waiting for you when you get back from Mexico! Thanks so much
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Ala -- estoy aqui de nuevo entre lavados de cortinas y paredes ( si, espero hacer scrap en algun momento del dia de hoy debido a que quiero presentar una pagina para un reto pero se me esta agotando el dia a paso ligero0
Bien como solo habia un comentario sobre mi nota actaul del reto y luego un comentario aparte no relacionado a ello no necesitaba a random.org para ayudarme

Liz, tu eres la ganadora
favor de enviarme tus datos a eta_is_here@hotmail.com y te hare llegar el paquete rapidito para que este esperandote cuando vuelvas de Mexico! Gracias!!

I applogize... pido perdon

I have been up to my neck in house cleaning and the time has simply shot by and now it is 2 in the afternoon
I wanted to post that am running behind big time so that gives you a bit more time to post if you haven't already

I've recieved a few mails saying that were having trouble commenting
just comment on THIS post and I will be back in a bit to do the honors for anyone listed here and on the challenge or RAK posts

thanks for hanging in there

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He estado super ocupado con quehaceres de la casa hoy. Se me ha pasado la hora, son mas de las dos! Como voy mal y aun no puedo jugar como quiero, vosotros ganais.
He recibido unos mail diciendome que tenia problemas en poner comentarios. bien caunod vuelvo mas tarde coger a todos que hayan puesto un comentario en este o el del reto o el del reagalo.
Gracias por aguantar un a loca como yo

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thursday's Child ... El Nino de Jueves

is Late! Late! Late! LOL
yeah Tuesday I scrapped but had a headache and then yesterday I had to go into work in Mass which meant ZERO scrapping
but I've made up for it.
A late night snack for you with two LO's
one for my NYCScraps class and the other a scraplift challenge of Scrapperie
and as a tiny tapita my latest ATC for Sarah's weekly prompts

Enjoy the evening"s selection
Oh and tomorrow I see who will get the RAK -- any last minute latecomers out there?
I'll put em all in Random.org around noon EST.

Night all




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llega Tarde! MUY TARDE! Je je je
Pues el marted sufi una migrania y ayer tuve que actual mente presentarme en la oficina en Mass., asi que no hubo nada de scrap. Pero hoy me he recuperado.
Una tapita de noche para todos con dos paginas -- una para mi clase en NYCSraps y la otra era para el un reto de tomar inspiracion del diseno de otra persona en Scrapperie. Es mas, como un pequeno dulce pongo tambien mi ultimo ATC hecho por el reto de Sarah
Que aprovecheis la oferta esta noche
Ah y manana vermos quien sera el recipiente del ragalillo, alguien mas hayan enviado tarjetas? Usare random.org par escoger cerca del medio dia tiempo de EST.

Buenas noches!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Don't forget, No olvides

Afternoon,
I followed a link today that ended up on Donna Downey's blog . She was hosting a Making Memories RAK, it was crazy to see how many were watching the blog by the comment hits -- over 300 an hour!! That was some busy server! And although I tried once,I didn't win, but it sure made for some fun lurking

Anyhow work related surfing has comsumed most of my daytime hours so I have no current LO's to post but should tomorrow. And yet I wanted to remind you of my CARD CHALLENGE as well as the RAK..

Friday's the day :)


Well I've got to get cooking on those LO's and challenges so will have some new tapitas for you tomorrow, have a great evening all.

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Buenas!
Hoy segui a un link que me llevo al blog de
Donna Downey.
Ella tenia un concurso hoy en que regalaba producto de Making Memories. No podia creerme los ojo porque la gente estaba escribiendo comentario a mas de 300 por hora! Este servidor si que trabajaba hoy seguro! y aunque probe las agua una vez no gane nada per si era divertido ver la marcha alli.

De todas formas mi trabajo real ha consumido las hora hoy asi que no tengo nada nuevo para serviros pero creo que manana si. Sin embargo quiero recordaros del RETO de TARJETAS y su correspondiente REGALILLO..

Es para este viernes :)

Bien tengo scrapping que hacer para cocinar una tapitas estupendas para manana, qeu paseis una tarde feliz

Monday, November 5, 2007

Alignment Headaches, Dolor de Coche

I am waiting for the other shoe to drop regarding my car's alignment -- had it done 2 weeks ago, but it was pulling to the left terribly again. So I bring it back this morning to have checked. Apparently the mechanic who "explained the issues previously" said that the cambers were off and for extra money (these cost extra to get at even though are PART of the aligment process - go figure) only one needed adjustment and no it wasn't critical to the alignment nor would it affect it, so did I want to pay for that? As the brakes and work was getting me deeper in the hole I had declined. Who knew I'd just tagged myself "SUCKER"??

Today I get the call saying that need to get new tires (which they neglected to tell me) AND the cambers(??), BOTH r &l, which are part of the whole aligning thing are off big time and need to be adjusted (KACHING!$$!) -- Well the tires will just have to wait, but as the front end, according to the mechanic, is tilted (thanks to those dastardly cambers) just like a motorcycle hanging a left turn I had to bite that bullet *sigh* I am not answering the phone anymore --it keeps costing me money.
I so need to win a decent lottery just once LOL

In any case despite the first course having been a bit bitter here is the dessert tapita for you my current LO for the Willowtrader's Journey class

Enjoy!



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Estoy esperando noticias acerca de coche. Hace 2 semanas lo lleve a que arreglara el alineamiento de las ruedas y ponerles frenos nuevos. Sin embargo otra vez tira hacia el izquierdo pero bien fuerte. La otra vez el mecanico me reporto todo bien con la excepcion de un componente (parte del processo) que hacia falta calibrar pero que me iba costear mas debido a su posicion -- no erea facilmente accesible. Le pregunte que pasaria si declinaba este costo extra y me dijo qeu no era de todo necesario y no afectaria el manejo del coche. Como mi presupuesto era agotado decidi no hacerlo. Pues en este momento fui clasificada como IDIOTA!

Hoy la llamada me informa que no solo hacia falta calibrar no solo uno sino ambos lados ademas me haria falta pensar un comprar una llantas nuevas debido al desgaste que se nota por culpa del mal alineamiento!!! No puedo aun con el gasto de las llantas pero si he autorizado el trabajo para accesar al componente magico debido a si no lo hago ya acabare sin ruedas punto y final. Vaya, no pienso contestar mas al telefono hoy, sol me cuesta dinero. Necesito que me toque la loteria solo una vez en condiciones! LOL

Asi que como el primer plato era un poco amargo ahora para vuestra desgustacion pongo una tapita dulce; mi pagian hecha por el clases Journey en Willow Traders. .

Que aprovecheis!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The promised RAK , El regalillo prometido



Morning --

I ran out of day yesterday to get things done but here is the gift I will send to whoever is the random pick for the challenge I posted previously. (SEE POST BELOW) And while I admit to not being a huge minibook fan I did enjoy making this one.

If you send gift cards to your family members you can send them in this file folder mini book. I did non-traditional Holiday colors and left room inside for you to put a small photo and dedication on each of the panels. The pocket will hold 4 standard gift cards OR homemade holiday tags.

I got the idea from Colleen who showed her creation on Scrapperie.
She in turn had been inspired by Taylor VanBruggen and Kristen Werner.

Holiday Gift/Tag Holder --




Enjoy and Don't forget to post on the Challenge Post.

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Buenos Dias,

Se me volo el dia ayer y no me dio tiempo a completar todo lo que tenia previsto.
He aqui la foto del regalo que enviare a una persona que me me deja un comentario en la nota del reto que puse el otro dia (LEALO ABAJO) Y aunque los libritos mini no son mis favoritos a hacer si puedo decir que disfrute creando este.

Si para la fiestas envias tarjetas de compra a tus seres queridos podras utilizar este librito. Lo diesne en colores nontradcionales y deje espacio dentro para poner un dedicatorio y/o fotos pequenos. Podras enviar 4 tarjetillas o plaquitas recordatorios.


Saque la idea de Colleen quien demostro su librito en Scrapperie.
Ella lo vio primero en los blogs de Taylor VanBruggen y Kristen Werner.

Espero que te guste y no olvides el reto!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Giving Thanks, Dando Las Gracias

Evening all,
Well I've been working on a project challenge to create a mini book to showcase things one is grateful/thankful for. I am almost done but not in time enough to snap and post so that will have to be tomorrow's portion.

As this is the month for giving and giving thanks
I wanted to point you to something we scrappers and cardmakers can all do to give thanks.. Got Cards? Got TOO many EXTRA cards?
Why not read up on Cards From Home
This site is looking for ALL kinds of handmade cards. They send them overseas to the troops so they can use them to send home to their loved ones. They will take any theme and w/ or w/o envelopes -- I just sent over 2 doz cards. They were the ones I've been making for challenges.

the addy is:

Cards from Home,
5123 Katrina Ct NW
Canton, OH 44709

I challenge you to send cards and then post on this entry.
I will draw a name next Friday and send a nice RAK to one of you.
Thanks for sharing this tapita with me!

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Buenas noches a todos!
Hoy he estado creando a un album tipo mini para mostrar las cosas al que doy gracias. Aun me queda algunos detalles a terminar y por estoy hoy no hay foto. Manana el albumcillo sera la tapita de especialidad.

Y como noviembre es el mas para mostrar caridad y dar gracias creo llamar la atencion a algo todos nosotros que hacen scrapping y/o crear tarejetas de felicitacion podemos hacer -- Teneis tarejetas? Teneis MUCHAS tarjetas?
Pues ir a leer a Cards From Home
Se busca a todo tipo de tarejetas hechos a mano. Estas dos mujeres las envian a los militares destinados afuera par que las usan para escribir a sus seres queridos. Las quieren de cualquier tema con o sin sobres. Yo acabo de enviarles mas de dos docenas -- todas las ultimas que he hecho par los retos ultimos en que participe.
La direccion de envio es

Cards from Home
5123 Katrina Ct NW
Canton, OH 44709

Os reto a enviarles tarjetas y decirmelo en esta nota. El proximo viernes dia 11.9 se escogera un nombre al azar y envire un regalito
Gracias por compartir esta tapita conmigo!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A new month a new LO, Nuevo mes y nueva pagina

Is everyone in a candy coma today? As we didn't have many TOTers much of the candy is still here, oh well we're all set for Christmas now LOL
I send out blessings and greetings for those who celebrate today as All Saints Day. Time to remember those who have passed.
And thinking of things past I did a LO with just that in mind -- Anyone still have all those traded 2x3 photos from their school days? Despite having moved contintents multiple times I still have a few from my Senior HS days so I did a LO with them. The inspiration came from BOTH of my online classes (NYCScraps and Journey at Willow Traders) and this is the result



If you're looking for some new page submissions make sure you check out Memory Makers Forum for the most recent calls. Some are due this coming Sunday. As am still working on catching up not sure if will make any of them myself but don't let that stop you :)

I also did a couple of card sketches for Scrapperie



And speaking of Scrapperie, they will be starting an 8 week challenge on Sat 11/3 -- hustle over and join in. Will be super fun!

And as I've not met a challenge I didn't like, take a look at this Challenge Blog: Chit Chat
this looks to be fun too.

Hope you enjoy today's tapita offering!

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Que tal? alguien esta en coma por sobredosis de golosinas? Pues aqui no aunque no hubo apenas visitantes pidiendo. No importa ya tenemos la Navidad lista jejeje!
Hoy mando mis saludos y sentimientos a todos que celebren el Dia de Todos los Santos.
Es un dia para recordar y honorar todos que han pasado con carino.
Y hablando de cosas del pasado -- alguien aun conserva aquellas fotos de colegio que se intercambian con dedicaciones? A pesar de haberme mudado entre continentes multiples veces, yo aun tenia algunas guardadas del ultimos ano de High School asi que disene una pagina con ellas. La inspiracion salio de ambas clases en que participo, NYCScraps y Journey en Willow Traders.

Si estabas pensando en presentar algo para publicacion no dejes pasar estas llamadas por paginas en Memory Makers Forum. Ojo algunos tiene fecha de entrega este domingo. como you aun estoy actualizandome no se si podre presentar also pero no dejes que esto te frena a ti:)

Hice ademas un par de tarjetas del reto en Scrapperie. Y ahablando de este lugar van a comenzar un reto de diseno eset fin de semana 11/3. Si deseas un empujon a tu creatividad ir alla para participar. Sera divertido seguro!

Y por ultimo como no he encontrado a un reto que me caye mal, encontre a este Blog Chit Chat. Tiene pinta de ser interesante tambien

Que aprovecheis una vez mas!