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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 :)

Monday, December 31, 2007

From Grapes to Pans Happy New Year 2008, Tomando Uvas o Tocando las Ollas Feliz 2008

I'm sitting here in front of my laptop thinking about New Year's past and present.... In 2008 I hope to do new things but I can't help remembering all the old as well. As a child we never did anything spectacular to usher in the new, we simply headed to bed w/o giving the holiday much thought. I think the first time I did anything special I was a Junior in HS. My mother allowed me to attend a friend's NY party. Her parents chaperoned. There must have been over 40 kids and we all listened to Casey K's Top 100 Countdown, danced, played games and ran outside in 40 degree below temps (Fairbanks AK is cold then) banging pans. On occasion we've even celebrated the Jewish New Year (in Sept) and blown the chofar to ring that in as well. A few years later, first as an exchange student and then a permanent residentin Spain, I was introduced to gobbling down 12 grapes during the last 12 seconds to midnight. This Spanish custom is supposed to bring you good luck (assuming you don't choke to death first LOL) Estoy sentada aca delante del laptop pensando en los fines de ano pasados y presente.... en el 2008 espero hacer muchas nuevas cosas pero no dejo de recordar algunas memorias pasadas. Cuando era chica no recuerdo haber hecho nada espcatular, mas bien fuimos a la cama sin dar importancia a la fecha. Creo que la primera vez que hice algo era en el tercero de Bachillerato (High School). Mi madre me permitio asistir a una fiesta en cas de una amiga. Sus padres estaban presentes tambien. Alrededor de 40 jovens escuchamos a Casey K en la radio, bailamos, jugamos varios juegos y al sonar los ultimos segundo salimos gritando afuera tocando a ollas de cocina con cucharas. Solo cuando son jovenes que esto puede ser divertido en Fairbanks Ak a los cuarenta bajo cero JEJE. Mas tarde he celebrado incluso el ano nuevo judio tocando al chofar para celebrar. Y luego aprendi a tomar las uvas en Espana, primero como estudiante de intercambio y luego com immigrante. Si consigues tomarlas todas en los ultimos 12 segundo se dice que trae la buena suerte; esto si no acabas ahogandote JE JE

Since I became a parent I can't remember doing much in the way of special outings except for the only year my town held it's one and only First Night Celebration. I made sure the boys were well napped beforehand and we set out to have fun. We walked the snow parade and watched the Mayor (dressed as Baby New Year) start the festivities, we ate food, danced in the Community Center and generally had fun. But in the end we were all in bed BEFORE the actual new year count down began. I simply smiled as I drifted off to the sound of the first firework explosions. And tonight? I will probably hit the hay soon after posting this. Desde que me converti en madre no recuerdo hacer nada en especial con la excepcion de la celebracion que se hizo en my ciudad para festijar el ano nuevo. Asegure que los nino se tomaron la siesta y luego salimos a la calle. Participamos en una cabalgata de ninos, vimos al alcalde vestido como el Ano Nuevo, probamos comida y bailamos. No obstante acabamos en la cama mucho ANTES de que se comenzara la cuenta atras. Yo sonrie al escuchar a los primeros cohuetes explotarse y me quede dormida al momento. Y esta noche? Probablemente ire a la cama al acabar este cuento.

I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to go to sleep with all of my family under one roof. While I love to have a good time (just ask anyone over at the Memory Makers Forum about Mango M's) I find I am most happy just being home hearing the background noises of my boys and nephew fussing over their PS2 games, the radio in the background, the occasional thumping my mother makes downstairs, the street traffic etc. But most of all I give thanks that God knows what I need and will set my next year's path according to His plan. Because I and mine are His, I look forward to all that He has planned for me as a child in Christ. Yo me considero extremademente afortunada de poder tener a toda mi familia bajo el mismo techo. Y a pesar de que me encanta divertirme (pregunatale a la gente en Memory Makers Forum sobre Mango M's) me encuentro contenta simplemente estando en mi casa escuchando a los ninos discutiendo sobre sus PS2, a la radio de fondo, los ruidos que hace mi nadre en su cuarto, el trafico de calle etc. Pero sobre todo doy gracias a Dios que sabe lo que mas necesito y requiero, y que el 2008 se me presentara tal como El crea conveniente para mi. Dado que yo y mi familia son Suyas, miro hacia adelante con anticipacion a todo lo que nos tiene preparado como sus hijos en Cristo.

So I wish for all a most happy, prosperous and blessed New Year 2008 --
oh and don't forget your grapes, looking like a chipmunk as you wolf them down is all the rage as you step outside to bang your pans in celebration!
Asi que de corazon os deseo un feliz, prospero y bendecido Ano Nuevo 2008 --- O y no olvideis de vuestras uvas, el paracer como una ardilla con la boca llena esta todo de moda mientras salgais a la calle con olla y cuchara a celebrar!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Last Sunday of the Year, el ultimo domingo

2007 is quickly coming to a close. I've been on vacation for the last week and truthfully have been about as productive as a slug (no insult to the slug as I have no idea how productive they really can be). I had a To Do List, (anyone remember my list post?) but somewhere along the line sleeping in 'till 8 am,wearing PJ's all day, playing scrabble with my kids, watching a few movies with my kids etc crowded out the other stuff like, organizing the attic, patching the odd hole, or even scrapping. I like to think I have my priorities fairly straight when it comes to family but I know I will kick myself later on for still having my To Do list LOL! Se acaba el 2007 ya. Esta semana he estado de vacaciones y al decir la verdad no he hecho nada productivo. Si un gusano puede ser productivo me imagino que asi habre sido you Je Je. Tenia yo una Lista de Quehaceres (alguien recuerda mi nota al respecto de listas?) pero,no se exactamente cuando, se fue puesto de lado y opte a dormir hasta las 8, llevar pijama todo el dia, jugar con mis hijos, ver peliculas con mis hijos y otras cosas similares. Todo esto en vez de organizar el atico, arreglar unos agujerillos en la pared o incluso el scrap. Me gusta crear que tengo bien puesto mis prioridades pero se que me dare una patada en el trasero por no haber seguido a mi Lista mas adelante Je Je.

DON'T FORGET TO POST ON THE RAK ENTRY BELOW!!!!YOU ALL HAVE GOTTEN ME PAST 1000 VISITS --SO NOW IT'S ONLY ONWARDS AND UPWARDS :) No olvidarse to poner un comentario en la publicacion de ayer con el RAK. Garcias a vosotros ya alcanze los 1000 visitantes, ahora solo se puede ir adelante.

I DID finish a couple of LO's, one of which has been hanging around from the previous Debbie Hodge class as NYCScraps. I will say that 2007 has been EXTREMELY productive in that area for me. I can say that have scrapped over 200 pages, easily 100 ATC's, created another 100 greeting cards, worked on two Circle Journals, alterd a few items AND created this blog. All of this while working and homemaking.... It's no wonder my To Do List was tossed in the corner this holiday LOL LOL Maybe tomorrow I'll think of some resolutions to post ,but in any case, I invite you to enjoy the last tapitas of 2007-- lots of color to feast your eyes, the holiday one is from this Christmas Morning. Por otro lado si acade con un par de paginas, una es de la clase de Debbie Hodge en NYCScraps. Tambien puedo decir que 2007 has sido un timepo MUY productivo con respecto de mi arte de scrap. He creado mas de 200 paginas, sin duda mas de 100 ATC's, cerca del mismo numero de tarjetas, trabajado dos albumes especiales tipo Circle Journal mas alterar varias otras y levantar este Blog. Y todo esto mientras trabajo y mantengo una casa -- no hay que preguntar el porque mi ultimas Lista se quedo sin mirar siquiera JE JE JE. Quizas manana pondre algun que otra resoluciones pero primero os invito a desgustar de mis ultimos tapitas de este ano 2007 -- mucho color para llenar a los ojos, la de Navidad es del 25 de este mes.

Friday, December 28, 2007

READY TO RAK!!! Listo a Regalar!!!

Yup yesterday I was "supposed" to have gotten this posted but like all things planned they never go off quite as you expect. I think I had a "holiday hangover" LOL couldnt' seem to stay out of my own way so basically called it a dud day. So took some Ibuprofen and did the PJ boogie all day. I was capable of playing on very long game of Super Scrabble but after 2.5 hours of that I had much for brains. Ayer debia haber publicado esto pero como no podia encadenar mis pensamientos de una manera coherente opte por no hacer nada LOL Parecia una resaca sin el alcohol. Tome unas pastillas y descanse. Jugue una partida de Super Scrabble con mis hijos pero despuese de 2.5 horas de juego acabe con mi cerebro definitivamente.

Ok so on to the good stuff -- To get in on this RAK post a comment on THIS post between now and Monday 12/31. In the post link me up to your fav TAPITA! Remember a tapita is a little appetizer meant to be shared in the company of friends so link me up whether it be scrappy related or not it's something you want to share with me. I will leave a message there so you know I saw it-- On NEW YEAR'S DAY January 1st, 2008 the winning name will be drawn. And with any luck I will have actually hit that coveted 1000 visitor mark as am very close. I am very excited for these items to go to a good home so leave me a comment!
Bien al grano aqui -- Para participar solo teneis que poner un comentario en mi nota de hoy desde ahora hasta el lunes 12/31. En su comentario pnerme un link a su TAPITA FAVORITA! Recoradros que una tapita se debe compartir asi que puede ser o no ser relacionado con este hobby de scrap o cualquier otra cosa de interes. Dejare un mensaje alli si puedo para que sabeis que visite. El dia de ANO NUEVO 1/1/2008 sera escogida un/a ganador/a. Quizas por entonces habre superado los mil porque me quedan muy poco. Asi que corre a poner tu comentario tengo ganas de enviar todo a alguien!

And what's up for grabs for all this linking and posting -- Y ahora lo bueno

EVERY Scrapper needs nourishment so it will include this as well -- Porsupuesto cada persona requiere esto mientras hace scrap --

I'm including an altered jar I made with a mini alpha stamp set -- I have one of these sets and LOVE them. The jar is a seaside theme, perfect for setting your sights on summer. Altere un bote de cristal y la llene con un juego de estampillas de alfabetos minis. El bote tiene un tema playera para sonar con el sol

Next two Photo Sharing Cards (one black one neutral) which are mini albums in themselves complete with envelopes ready for altering for Valentine's or Saint Patrick's Day. Unos albumes mini para decorar con fotos -- traen sus proprios sobres y viene uno en negro y otro en natural, listo para el San Valentin o San Patricio.

One set of unmounted rubber stamps by Firecracker. Un juego de estampillas sin montar de Firecracker

One set of basic journaling markers with a fine tip in black, red, green and blue. Un juego de 4 rotuladores en negro, azul, rojo y verde con punto fino.

TWO giftcard/tag folding file folders; both have 4 pockets, extra space so you can add a photo or gift card(s) and two dual sided tags for you to personalize. Dos albumes tipo mini para los tags y tarjetas de regalos: ambos tiene cuatro bosillitos, espacio para poner fotos or otros detalles mas do tags para personalizar.
One is a Groovy Birthday Girl Theme --
Tematico Cumpleanos Retro para Nina
and the other is for Father's Day. El otro es para el Dia del Padre

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

1,525 views by 956 visitors, 1,525 paginas por 946 visitantes

From what I understand the goal of a blogger is to be seen and read...I had visit other blogs and they too are doing the same thing. Some have been in out there for a long time others not so much, some are high profile others are under the radar. Many are for personal enjoyment others are for the masses but all want you to stop by and be counted. And to that end I dutifully added a tracker to boost my happiness level.
Segun entiendo la meta de uno que mantiene un blog es ser visto y leido... visito otro blogs y aprecio sus esfuerzos al mismo fin. Algunos llevan mucho tiempo, otros no. Algunos son escritos por gente bien conocidos, otros no. Algunos esritos por satisfacion personal, otros por el publico. Pero todos desean ser descubiertos y difrutados por gente y por supuesto que sean contados. Y por no quedarme atras tambien puse llevo un contador para darme esa alegria de saber que "alguien" encontro lo mio y le gusta.

So what a surprise to realize that in barely 4 months of truly dedicated posting (yeah I super slacked at the beginning) I all of a sudden have surpassed the 1500 mark in page views (this means someone actually hit my site, they may not have stayed but they found me). On the flip side nearly 1000 that have dropped by decided to truly visit and share a tapa with me. I believe I will be able to borrow a well known slogan and say "over 1000 served" as I head into 2008. Which makes me flabbergasted and very pleasantly surprised that so many like what they see. Asi que cual era mi placer al descubrir que despues publicar en serio durante acaso 4 meses (si los primeros meses apenas hice nada, me encuentro con que mis paginas han sido vistos mas de 1500 veces. (esto quiere decire que encontraron mi blog no necesariamente que hayan pasado un rato aca) Sin embargo de aqeullas persona que me encontraron, se acerca a casi MIL (1000) que si decidieron compartir una tapita con migo aca. Creo que podre utilizar un alinea de una campana de publicidad muy conocida al decire " mas de mil servidos" al comenzar el ano 2008. Estoy realmente asombrada y contenta a sbar que tanta gente le gusta lo que presento.

So to that end I will be celebrating that milestone by the end of the week with a fun RAK -- I will post it tomorrow along with whatcha gotta do to get your name in. I want to ring out the old and ring in the new with some fun and I hope to see you here! Asi que estare montando una celebracion para marcar este evento como estoy segura que al llegar al final del mes habre alcanzado a este numero de visitantes. Publicare manana lo que sera el regalo mas que se tiene que hacer para poner tu nombre. Quisiera terminar este ano bien y comenzar el ano nuevo con alegria. Nos vemos!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Twas the Day before, la Noche Buena

a new variation on one I posted earlier -- it is different. I've also put up a VERY TYPICAL song from the Holidays from Spain -- totally different for most of you who visit. It's fun and very Flamenco
una nueva variacion de uno que publique antes, es diferente. Y tambien uno video de un typico villancico de Espana estilo flamenco! Y OLE.

Enjoy -- Disfruta

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday and 3 to go, Domingo y solo 3 mas

Good Morning!

I've been snared in the Holiday Rush! LOL Since I was running behind and just went on vacation, I've been playing catch up. My shopping is almost complete, have a couple of items to get today and then on to wrapping. The tree is up and semi lighted. I say semi because depsite testing the lights a top string died after getting is decorated. It is listing a bit too; a true Charlie Brown tree. So today is finish it up day-- last of the gift shopping, grocery shopping and then wrapping. We're not going anywhere on Christmas Day so that makes it easier and I'm hoping to do Chinese food, so no cooking either which will be fantastic! Buenos Dias! El frenesi de las fiestas por fin me agarro! JeJe como no estaba al dia con mis preparaciones y acabo de comenzar las vacaciones, me he puesto a acabarlo todo en poco tiempo. La compra de regalos esta a punto de estar terminada, solo queda envolverlas. Nuestro arbol tambien esta levantado pero no sin sus peculiar detalles: despues de que se decoraro y puesto en sitio algunos de sus luces fallaron! ademas ha decido tirarse un poco de lado como un borrachin. De veras es un arbol como el de Charlie Brown! Hoy me queda hacer la compra de comestibles y los ultimos rgalillos etc. Como no planeamos ir a ningun lado en Navidad espero comprar comida china para tener el dia super relajado, fantastico.

On the scrapping front, not much. I am not centered enough to create anything really new and exciting so haven't. I did a very simple page for the challenge at Scrapperie but it was a struggle as my focus was elsewhere (very hard to do a challenge over this type of holiday). Thank goodness was a non-picture LO and mostly journaling. I'll post it as a tide you over scrappy snacklike tapita but I think there won't be much else till after the holiday. Well off to get moving... have a great day all! Pues del scrap no mucho. No estoy enfocada para crear cosillas nuevas dado que la fiesta me ocupa todo el tiempo. Si hice una pagain simple para el reto de Scrapperie pero era bien dificil, menos mal era una sin foto. La pongo como una tapita de esto que son para quitar el picor de hambre pero no satisfecha de todo. No creo que crea algo major hasta despues de Navidad. Bien me piro porque tengo mucho que hacer -- tened un dia bonito!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Let it snow, take 2! -- A nevar otra vez!

And as the snowflakes fall, yet again, I was awakened to the lovely sound of a ringing phone thanks to the Automatic Honeywell Alert System School Notification Phone Calling Robot (lol). Gotta love that mechanical female voice at 5 am :) Y mientras caye las copitas de nieve, una vez mas, fui despertado por el sonido del telefono gracias al Sistema Telefonico de Alertas Automaticos de Honeywell. No hay nada mas bonito que escuchar una voz robotica por la manana JeJe

No matter got a ton of things to do today inside so can be ready to hit the streets tomorrow and this weekend. So today's last Poem Alpha is so very appropriate because although is last it really is the opening salvo for the final 5 day countdown 'til Christmas Eve, if counting today, or, if not, then to Christmas Day. I may not get any other pages done or even posted before then but then again the focus will be elsewhere for good reason. So here's to a busy day! No importa ya que tengo bastante cosillas que hacer para poder salir a la calle manana y este fin de semana. Asi que el ultimo Alfa del Poema de Navidad es una representacion perfecta de hoy porque aunque sea la ultima pagina, es el comienzo del los ultimos 5 dias hasta la Nochebuena o Navidad segun como cuentas. Es posible que no llego a completar ni una pagina mas ya que estare enfocandome en otras cosas navidenas. Feliz dia a todos!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

8 hours more - solo 8 horas mas

Today at 5 I'm on vacation until 2008. I have a lot of thing to catch up on at work so will be only posting the Poem Pages this morning. Perhaps this evening I may update once can relax but we'll see as thre is a new snowstorm heading in and I'll need run a couple of errands. In any case I am wishing you all a fantastic day!
Hoy a las 5 comienzo mi vacaciones y no regreso hast el 2008. Tengo mucho que hacer en el trabajo hoy asi que solo pongo las hojas del album navideno esta manana. Quizas esta noche podre actualizar este blog con algo mas. Ya veremos porque viene otra tormeta de nieve esta tarde/noche y tendre que salir a la calle primero por unos mandados. De todas formas os deseso un dia esplendido!
X marks the spot where stockings are hung. It's Santa's job to fill every one.
Y is for yultide, the time for good cheer. When Santa and toys and presents appear.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's begining to feel like, Ya huele a fiesta

Yippee! I've got one day to go till grab some much needed vacation time, and am I ever ready! I am so not with it this Holiday. The tree still stands naked in the living room, no decorations or lights anywhere, and let's not speak with shopping EEK! And the funny part is that no one's complaining about it at all in the house, not even the 10 yr old. LOL No matter I will get things together by the weekend, well if this next snow storm planned for tomorrow doesn't throw a wrench into the works ... Ole, un dia mas hasta cojo unas vacaciones bien esperadas y si que tengo muchas ganas. Esta Navidad voy de culo. El arbol esta levantado pero sin decoracion alguno, no he puesto luces en ninguna parte, y mejor no hablar de la compra de regalos, VAYA! Pero lo mas gracioso de todo es que nadia en la casa comenta ni se queja de la falta, ni siquiera el chico de 10 anos. Ah pues lo pondre bien si puedo salir el jueves, suponiendo que la nueva tormenta de nieve esperado para manana noche no interfiera.

Well it's official the last submission I sent in didn't get picked so I can now post it here for you all. I am mulling over submitting again for some DT's, in fact I did for one in a field of over 60+! We'll see how that goes and as for the other two submissions I have till Friday and the end of the month to go there....Es ofiical otra vez, la ultima pagina que presente a una llamad de publicacion no fue seleccionada, asi que puedo publicarla aqui para todos. Doy vueltas a la cabeza de nuevo de intentar presentarme como candidata para unos equipos de Equipo de Diseno, de hecho ya entregue lo requerido para uno ya junto con los mas de 60 otras LOL. Tengo hasta el viernes y al final de mes para tomar la decision al respecto de dos mas, ya veremos.

and today's Poem pages almost herald the end of the album, only two more I hope you've been enjoying these as much as I have. Y las letras del poema hoy casi anuncian el final de este album, solo queda por publicar dos fotos mas. Espero que han traido una sonrisa.

V is for Voices, the carolers who sing, Glory to God, our new born King!

W is for Wisemen who brought gifts so rare. And fell down and worshipped the Christ child there.postings to go.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Merrily Marking Time -- Marcando el tiempo

Today we've got 3 foot high snow banks form shovelling and plowing, very cold crisp temps, a clear blue sky and a two hour school delay while they search for the parking lots and sidewalks LOL
Hoy tenemoos casi un metro de nieve amontanada en el acerado debido a las maquinas quitanieves, temperaturas bien frescas, un cielo claro y azul mas una demora de 2 horas en los colegios mientras buscan a los aparcamientos y abrir pasos hacia ellos JeJe.

I guess I'm exploring super simple scrapping the last few days because like y-day's today tapita serving uses one sheet of CS, a homemade card top I received, two photos, some HS rubons, rickrack and journaling nothing more. And it isn't even a topic I usually have any fotos of normally. Creo que estoy exploranod el hacer paginas simple porque como la pagina de ayer,la de hoy tiene una sola hoja d papel, la parte superior de una tarjeta de felicitacion, dos fotos, unos aplicativos de Heidi Swapp, cinta rickrack, y comentarios escrito a mano, nada mas. Y es de una fiesta que normalmente no tengo fotos.

And today's Poem Pages include my second creation, the Letter U. Once again I went with non-traditional holiday colors and it turned out somewhat Americana in the end. I was very pleased with the result and hope you also will like it. Y las paginas de hoy del poema incluye mi segunda creation, La U. Otra vez utilzee colores non-tradicionales y el resultado era algo del estilo Americana Primitiva. A mi me gusto bastante y asi espero que pase igual para todos vosotros.

T is for tree, the evergreen type. That we decorate with ornaments and angels and lights.
U is for universe, the whole world wide. May we have joy and peace at this Christmastide.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! -- a nevar, a nevar, a nevar!

As an East Coaster, I am being treated this morning to a wonderful winter white out. It is dumping fast and furiously outside right now. I foresee some serious shovelling as an afternoon exercise routine LOL I'm gonna try changing up the bilingual part here let me know if you like it better.
Como una que vive en la Costa Este, esta manana me he despertado a ver mucha nieve. En esto momentos caye una cantidad impresionante, veo que esta tarde estaremos haciendo ejercicio a base de palas quitando nieve alredador de la casa Je Je voy a cambiar la presentacion de la parte bilingue -- decirme si os gusta mejor..

I received an email this morning with a pleaseant surprise. I won a RAK. I had commented on Jany's Blog about having made something using a Victorian Theme. Mine was selected! woohoo I will be receiving a really cool vintage looking stamp and other goodies. I love scrapping!Leyendo mi correo vi que recibi un mail indicando que gane un RAK. Habia dejado un comentario en el Blog de Jany Adora haciendo este hobby de scrap.

Ok you all have been super patient this week with me. I haven't been able to create anything new but last night I did. It was done for the challenge I'm participating in at Scrapperie. I barely squeaked in under the wire with this week's which was to use song lyrics. It is about my DS2 and uses the song Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield. Anyhow this one used one sheet of CS, markers to doodle and journal, MMpaint, alpha stencils, pop dots, one photo and nothing else. It was a super simple ingredient list to create what I think is a rather striking tapa. I hope you'll enjoy this one of my youngest DS. De veras habeis estado muy pacientes esta semana. No me ha sido una semana muy buena para la creatividad pero si tengo algo hoy. Acabe una pagina para el reto de Scrapperie en que teniamos que utilizar la letra de una cancion. La mia es de mi hijo segundo y la cancion es Unwritten por Natasha Beddingfield. Los ingredientes son muy simples; papel, rotuladores para los dibujillos y comentarios, pintura, unas plantillas de alfabeto, pegamiento y una sola foto. El resultado me gusto mucho y es muy llamativo. Espero que os guste igual.

And of course today's Poem Pages to continue on my holiday theme. As am not heading out anywhere today I should be doing some scrap catchup as well for which I'm pretty pumped up. I wish for you all the same easy going day!! No olvido de las paginas del poema para continuar con mi tema festivo. Y como no pienso salir, debido al tiempo, estare enfocandome en adelantar algo de scrap por lo cual estoy contenta. Os deseo un dia estupenda!

R is for reindeer flying quickly and light. They guide Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve night
S is for shepherds who first saw the star. Over Bethlehem's manger and followed it from afar.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

So I have a somewhat busy day today -- a major snow storm is expected sometime tonite so need to get out and about. Hopefully will get some things accomplished.
In working on the Christmas cheer department at home we watched the movie Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. It was really funny and quite sweet. Well worth the veiwtime.

AND I saw this on one of the forums I zip through and HAD to post it here cuz it's perfect for the season -- Fun music!

I should have new stuff for tomorrow for sure as was almost finished with a LO last night and have another that MUST get done today for a challenge. But for now today's Poem Pages include one of the two letters I actually designed -- I did the Q, not traditional Holiday colors but I managed to get an elegant look that went well with the stanza. Happy Saturday to all!

P is for presents, packages gay. All around the tree on each Christmas day.
Q is for quiet, not even a peep. Old Santa won't come 'til everyone's asleep.

otro Sabado movido -- se esepera una nueva tormenta de nieve muy fuerte para esta noche asi que debo acabar con mis mandados temprano. Espero que no me coja el toro. Como en casa estamos levantando el animo navideno, vimos la pelicula
Deck the Halls con los actores Danny DeVito y Matthew Broderick. Era muy graciosa y divertida mientras enfocandose en familia. Merecio el tiempo que tardo. Y pongo un vido de musica acapela que vi en uno de los foros al que visito -- muy bien!

Manana por fin podre publicar algunas paginas nuevas. My concina creativa ha estado de baja peor anoche casi acabe con una y hoy tengo que terminar otra para un reto. Pero como llevo publicando ahi van las ultimas letras. Y las de hoy incluyen una que disene yo, el Q. No utilize colores tradicionales pero creo haber conseguido algo elegante que venia bien a la pablabras de mi linea.
Feliz dia a todos!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Very glad tidings -- Una noticia bienvenida

Today is Friday and very welcome it is. It has been a rough week for me and I'm really looking forward to the weekend, major snow storm prediction notwithstanding. Once again the only thing constant is the Holiday Poem, so here are the latest stanzas -- Hopfully the festive elves will bless me with some creativity so I can serve up some new items is short order.

Hoy es viernes y bienvenido sea. Esta semana has sido muy duro para mi y tengo unas ganas impresionantes que sea el fin de semana, ni siquiera me molesta la prediccion sobre la nueva tormenta de nieve que esta por llegar. Lo unico constante si son las hojas del poema navideno, y ahor pongo las siguientes lineas -- Con suerte las hadas navidenas me impartiran alguna magia creativa pronto para poder serviros algo nuevo en unos dias.
Que aprovecheis!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

the holiday countdown continues -- paso a paso a llegar a Navidad

I'm late getting this up as have just now gotten to a point I can look at the screen w/o my eyes crossing. The high low pressure sistems that are blowing through NH (we're due for two more major storms over next couple of days) have kicked off a series of migraines for me which knock me flat. Once again nothing newly created but yes the album... I hope to be human again soon but in the meantime my alien twin is placing up the lastest in homosapien holiday tapitas

He tardado en publicar hoy debido a hast el momento no he podido mirar al una pantalla sin que me daba nausea. Esta serie de mal tiempo, acompanado de los altibajos en presion, me provocan migranas. Si sufro de ellas y la de hoy me ha tirado al suelo. Asi que no tenog nada fresca pero si las fotos del album. Espero volver a un estado de serhumano pronto mientras tanto mi gemela extraterrestre va a pner la ultima foto de tapita festiva.

L is for Love to give from the heart, it's the greatest of any gift to impart
M is for manger all filled with hay, where animals and friends saw the Christmas child lay.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No clever title today -- no titulo gracioso hoy

Yesterday was a total bust -- thanks to work, weather and sinuses I was a mess and
barely made it through the work day before simply crashing and burning come evening. so like yesterday today's scrapping tapas will be pages from my Holiday Album. Because the title page of this as now gone to the past post list (where you can go to see the names of who made what), this just a reminder that this album is not all my work but rather a showcase of various people. Each of us had one or two letters of the poem. I hope you are enjoying them like I do. when I get to my letters I'll be sure to point them out :)


Ayer fue un dia perdido -- gracias al trabajo, el tiempo y mi sinusitis acabe fatal y solo pude ir a la cama una vez terminado de dar de comer a todos. Asi que como ayer las unicas tapas sera las hojas del Album de Navidad que llevo poniendo aca. Dado que las hojas titulares ya pasaron al archivo andonde puedes ir aun para ver y saber quien hizo que) tomo este momento de neuvo para recordaros que estas hojas no solo representan mi trabajo sino muchas otras. Cada una tenia que disenarlas segun la letera y trozo de poema correspondiente. Espero que las estais disfrutando igual que you. Cuando sale mis letras os avisare :)

J is for Jesus the baby so dear. We celebrate Christmas, His birthday each year.
K is for Kris Kringle as merrily he stands. That's what they call ol' Santa in some other lands.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

High Pressure -- Una alta presion.

I admit to dragging a bit today,sinus pressure has my head in a vice grip today so am not really on my game. I am dreaming of quiet work day too, but taking into consideration that had a frantic call from a colleague right at 8 am which lasted for nearly 40 minutes, I think we're simply building steam for a high caliber day.
So to keep us all up and fortified here is today's holiday tapita -- may they brighten your day


Hoy estoy congestionada -- tengo algo de sinusitis y la presion me mata! Sueno con un dia de trabajo leve pero teniendo en cuenta que un colega me llamo con un problema de red a las 8 en punto y tardamos mas de 40 minutos, dudo que asi sera. Mejor dicho el dia parecer estar accelerando la presion. Asi que para darnos un dosis de bonito he aqui la tapita festiva de hoy... espero que os gusten.

H is for holly with berries so red, to make wreaths to hang overhead.
I is for ice on snow covered hills, where sledding is fun along with the spills.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Only 15 more days, Solo quedan 15 dias mas

yup I counted and nope not ready yet LOL

I did the home movie rental thing with my kids y-day and fell in love allover with the Die Hard Series... OK OK so Bruce Willis is easy on the eyes too, but all the action was to (ready) DIE FOR! I am an enthusiastic action flick kinda chick and this one really kicked butt right from the credits. Because the Die Hard Series started at Christmastime it seemed only fitting I should speak of the 4th installment in Dec (even though it was supposed to be the 4Th of July). My boys and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and watched it not once, not twice, but 3 times! oh and don't' forget to catch the Die Hard music video -- a tribute and a real hoot.

Remember I was doing a class at NYCScraps? The one I couldn't' keep up with and now she'll be starting a new one? Well I managed to pull out the ppwrk and did one of the LO assignments. I apologize for the blurry picture. It's overcast due to snow and for some reason, I can't take a close up shot to save my life lately but you can appreciate it. Thanks for looking and any comments.

OK and now back to the Holiday at hand... I didn't forget that am posting scrapped pages from the HOLIDAY ABC poem I worked on with other scrapping buddies last Christmas -- here's today's holiday tapita fix for you as well -- Happy "action" Holiday to you all!

F is for Frosty, A friend made of snow. With a magical hat that we all love and know
G is for greetings, a merry hello. With a heart full of love for people you know.

si los conte y aun no estoy ni a punto de estar preparada jejeje

Este fin de semana aquilamos peliculas y las vi con mis hijos. Volvi a enamorarme de la serie Die Hard con Bruce Willis otra vez, y no solo porque creo que el esta de buen cosecha sino porque la accion era para morirse de buena. Soy amiga de las peliculas de accion, de veras me entusiasman mucho, y esta comenzo antes de terminar de mostar los credito iniciales! Dado que la serie comenzo en Navidad es porque comento de esto en el este mes a pesar de que la pelicula occure en verano sobre la fieste de 4 de Julio. Disfrutamos mucho mis hijos y you asi que no lo vimos no solo una, ni dos pero 3 veces!! Y si quieres puedes ver el video musical de GuyZNite Out llamado "Die Hard", muy gracioso!

Recordais que hacia a una clase de scrap en NYCScraps? La que no podia terminar y ahora habra una segunda? Pues consegui terminar uno de los sketches. Pido perdon por la foto borrosa pero ultimamente no puedo sacar una foto para salvarme la vida y el dia esta gris porque nieva. Espero al menos que la podeis ver y gracias de antemano por comentarios.
Y ahora a volver a la fiesta actual en que estamos. No he olvidado que pongo fotos de la hojas del poema navideno que creamos yo y mis amigas el ano pasado. He aqui vuestra tapita festiva -- feliz dia de accion a todos!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A bit late but heartfelt -- Un poco tarde pero del corazon

Saturday Morning.
I need to first and foremost wish a Happy Hanukkah out to my visitors! I know a number of my forum buddies are spending this week celebrating the Miracle of the Never Ending Oil and the Cleansing of the Temple during the time of the Macabees. May the Festival of Lights fill your home with peace, joy and love. Oh and spin a dreidel for me :)

I have a one of the famous lists that keeps growing which includes all my "Absolutely-Must-Do-Or-Will-Be-Up-A-Creek" type things and then there is the "Gotta, I hope can, really should, maybe will get to" List. Unfortunately the seecond one tends to take more priority on an y given day. Does that show I am a procrastinator or perhaps ma simply tired of responsibilty? LOL
In any case both will get some attention today as I gear up to actually do some Christmas shopping once get my act together and out the door here.

I finished a LO for my weekly class challenge at Willow Traders (only two left now) which met a challenge at Memory Makers for multiple photo two pagers. I'vve put it here for to break your fast this morning.

and the next two pages of the Christmas Poem as well -- Nothing like sweet tapitas to with your morning coffee. Have a great day!
D is for December the last month of the year. A time for family, friends and good cheer.
E is for Eve, the night before Christmas, when all through the house not acreature was stirring not even a mouse.

Sabado por la manana.
Antes de nada debo madar una felicitaciones a todos mis amigos y visitante que celebran la fiesta judio de Hanukka. Se que hay gente en los foros que frequento celebran este Milagro del Aceite y La Purificacion del Templo durante la epoca de los Macabees. Espero que disfrutan de este tiempo en familia con mucho amor y paz.
Ah y da un turno al dreidel por mi!

Hoy tengo various listas de quehacers; algunos cayen dentro de "Lo-Tengo-que-hacer-porque-el-mundo-parara-si-no" y otras cosa estan the "la-quiero-hacer-porque-esta-divertido" categoria. Desgraciadamente suelo pasarme mas tiempo con la segunda. Indica esto que no me gusta la responsibilidad? JE JE. No importa, hoy cuando salgo al la calle tengo que tener encuenta ambas listas meintras voy de mandados y compra de navidad

He aqui una pagina terminada por una de las ultimas leccioens de clases en Willot Trader (solo quedan dos mas) que tambien servio para un reto en Memory Makers de crear paginas de 2 hojas con multiples fotos y, porsupuesto las siguientes letras del poema. NO hay nada tan bueno que tomar el cafe con alguna tapita dulce. Tened un buen dia!

Friday, December 7, 2007

A festive Friday, un Viernes festivo

Good Morning! what a cool numered day 12/7/7 or 7/12/7 if you're popping in from outstide the US -- I like numbers and this one is neat looking in my opinion.
well you can see I'm rambling, must be the cold I think the temps must be near zero this morning brrrr.

ah yes today's tapita: I didn't scrap last night as ended up visiting with a friend. but I do have today's poem pages. I hope you enjoy them.

Buenos Dias...
Te llama la atencion los numeros? A mi si, y me gusta la fech de hoy 12/7/7 o puesto asi 7/12/7 por todos que viven en otros paises fuera de los EEUU. En mi opinion son interestantes. Pues estoy diciendo tonterias y debe ser a causa de las baja temperaturas. Creo que debe estar rondando los cero grados brrrrrr.
No cree nada original anoch porque decide pasarme el tiempo con una amiga pero si tengo las hojas del album navideno. Espero que os gusten.

B is for Bells that jingle and chime And ring out glad tidings for all Christmas time
C is for Candles that brightly shine, To give a warm welcome to your friends and mine

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Christmas Album, un Album de Navidad

so as promised I will start posting today until Christmas snaps of pages that I made with others from Memory Makers Magazine Forum in a Holiday Swap from last year. We each had one or two letters and a pice of the poem. The cards are 6x6 in size and all wonderfully made. The album itself I finally made/finished last week (yeah I know slowpoke here LOL) but I like how it turned out. It is a the ABC's of Christmas and I'll be placing one or two letters at a time so stop back often. Leave me a comment either on the post or in the chat so I know what you think


lo dicho esta prometido. a partir de hoy estare poniendo fotos de un album que hice con mis amigas de Memory Makers Magazine Forum en un Swap (intercambio) de Navidad. Cada una tenia que decorar uno or dos letras del alfabeto con un trozo de poema. Todas las hojas son del tamano de 6 x 6 y bien diferente y bonitas. Yo acabe el album (por fin ya se que soy lenta JE JE) y me gusto bastante. Se llama el poema los ABC's Navidenos. Pondre uno o dos letras cada dia asi que no olvideis pasar por aqui mucho. Dejadme un comentario o al pie de este comentario o en la cajiat del chat y decirme lo que pensais.

front cover-cubierta frontal participants-las participantes

A is for Angel with halos so bright, whose carols were heard on the first Christmas Night

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

And as you tiptoe thru the poinsettias.. Y mientras paseas por las ponsettias

ALWAYS Remember to... Enjoy today's tapita of giggles LOL
SIEMPRE recuerda a (mirar a por los animales salvajes) -- Que disfruteis de esta tapita de risas JE JE

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

In three weeks ... En tres semanas

it will be Christmas Day!

So how are you all faring in the planning dept.? We can safely check this one off that big wish list cuz we'll be having a Bing Crosby Special. The white stuff came down very steadily yesterday. It does look pretty --- until the cars and plows churn up the dirt LOL.
No matter I need to snap pics of an album (Christmas one) that finally housed.. Seeing as we've about 20 some odd days to go I think will start tomorrow as it's a perfect poem and will do homage to those people who participated in this swap last year.
but for today I have a LO that has loads of 3D effects (everything is on popdots to elevate the items) and the latest two ATC's for Sarah's weekly challenge. Enjoy the tapitas!

sera Navidad!
Y como van estas preparaciones? Aca se puede decir que celebraremos tal como cantaba el senor Bing Crosby. Las copitas de nieve si cayeron bien fuerte por aqui ayer. Esta bine bonita, al menos hasta los coches y maquinas quitanieves comienzan a moverse JE JE
Debo sacar fotos del album que termine para guardar las hojas del poema de Navidad que hice con otras. Creao que como faltan unos 20 tantos dias pondre las hojas para celebrar la fiesta y dar reconocimiento a todas que participaron. Pero para hoy tengo una pagina lleno de detalles de tipo dimensional ( todo esta puesto en alto con gomitas para dar elevacion) y mis ultimos do ATC que hecho segun los retos de Sarah . Que aprovecheis de la tapitas!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Another Monday but snow covered, Otra vez lunes pero con nieve

Morning! We're getting our first real snow of the season, school is cancelled, the roads are clogged and shovelling is the order of the day. I will say though it does look very pretty.

I had had loads of decorating plans for the weekend but they fell by the wayside becasue the household wasn't quite feeling up to snuff. I really didn't do much in the way of scrapping either.
It's kind of funny, I want to create but find myself dreading it. I think it's because I really pushed my self lately and need to step back. You know I never even finished all the sketches from my NYCScraps. Perhaps it's that once again a submission wasn't picked, or just am creatively drained. A an upbeat sidenote, I recieved my book prize from Memory Makers Magazine, 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas, and it is really nice. Lots of great pages and I even recognize names from my forum wanderings -- big congrats to all of them! Lots of neat ideas to scraplitf here for sure.

In any case here are a couple of ATC's that finished before the weekend but didn't get posted. It's a morning tapita to break your fast, I'll be working on something with a bit more substance for later on.

Muy buenos dias! Esta nevando, los colegios eastan cerrados, las carreteras estan hechas un disastre y la pala sera el implemento mas usado hoy por todos. Debo mencionar que a pesar de causar tantas inconvientes esta bien bonita todo cubierto de blanco.
Tuve mucho planes para decorar la casa este fin de semana pero ninguno llego a completarse. Todos en la case no se sintieron muy bien ni el sabado ni el domingo, Nada en concreto simplement un malestar generalizado. Ni siquiera hice apenas nada de scrap. Es curioso, tengo ganas de completar proyetos pero a su vez no quiero ni ver las fotos. Ademas nunca termine todos los trabajos de la clases de NYSCraps. Quizas es debido a que una vez mas no escogieron la pagina que presente o que el pozo de la creatividad esta casi vacio y no acabo de llenarme de ideas. Ah pues otro dia. Una noticia alegre es que recibi my premio de Memory Makers Magazine, el libro 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas, y si es muy buena. Muchos ideas y reconozco multiple nombres de los foros al que frequento. Un gran enhorabuena a todos, me servira de mucha inspiracion seguro.

Asi para romper vuestra ayuna pongo unos ATC's que complete antes del fin de semana, Estare planeando algo mas sustantivo para luego