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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 :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lots of News --- Muchas noticias

Well I'm coming up for air for a bit -- and running late so my Spanish translation will be done when I return, just wanted to get this posted (lo espanol lo pondre un poco mas tarde que voy corto de tiempo)
As I last posted I took Friday off to make a 3 day weekend. Well so far it's been quite productive. There were a number of itme on the agenda and so far so good.

We started the Friday off with a Driver's Test. The previous time we went nerves kicked in and froze the brain so he missed one to many on the written part - which translated to no road test. This past Friday we went later and he was more relaxed. AAAAAND he passed the written and the road test. He was pretty nonchalant about it once got back (typical 17 yr boy behaviour) but I was very proud of him. Now to figure out how to pay for insurance! The rest of the day was spent running errands so could have the evening and Sat for scrapping.

That evening I joined the online crop over at Scrapbook Takeout. I always have a fun time there. Didn't win the bingo this time but they had some good challenges to work on. Saturday found me basically alternating between scrapping, semi cleaning and cooking. I was quite productive all things considered too and have lots of tapitas coming up. Today it is snowing once again UGH!!! UGH!!! and UGH again!!! so you guessed it we were shovelling once more. I am planning on rejoining the spring session of our community choir. The first rehearsal is this afternoon so need to get hustling here. The music that was chosen is all Broadway --Les Mis, Lion King, Cats etc. it will be a very nice change of pace as have missed singing and this will be a great way to get back into the swing.

Ok now on to the tapita goodness -- I did ATC's, Cards AND LO's!!! so it's a variety for you all today. I hope you got a good appetite :)

First Up -- ATC's for the 2008 Scripture Challenge. I was a week behind so have two Kindness and Beauty

Second Course -- Two LO's for two different challenges. The first one is for my NYCScraps Everyday LO class and for the second I used SusieQ's sample Sketch to create one for the Scrapbook Takeout Crop

And finally -- some cards for the Scrapbook Takeout Crop

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's my Friday -- Es mi viernes

Yup taking the day off tomorrow. We have a new policy at work of "use it or lose it" regarding vacation/pto time. I did fairly well last year and only lost about 7 hours worth of time. I hope to not have to give back anything this time but only time will tell (pun intended) And because I worked out of the "real" office yesterday, I didn't get a chance to post my last projects. I am fully up to date with Sarah's prompts and only have to do the Scripture ones now. I also plan on getting both of Debbie's sketches done as well. The plan is also join in the Girl's Night Out Crop at Scrapbook Takeout tomorrow evening. I've had fun every time I've done one of their crops; door prizes, games, bingo and fun challenges. Because of them, I've won some really nice items from their Embellishment Only Kits. They have some really cool stuff in those things.
Manana cojo el dia libre. Aca en el trabjo instituyeron una nueva politica al respecto de tiempo de vacaciones y/o tiempo personal -- o usarlo o perderlo. el ano pasado so lo perdi unas 7 horas, este ano no pienso perder ninguna asi que comienzo a comerme las horas antes. Debido a que trabaje en mi oficina real ayer no pude hacer comentario ni publicar mis ultimos proyetos. Ya estoy al dia con los retos de Sarah. solo me quedan los de los version de la bibilia y mis clase de Debbie. Mi plan es participar en el Crop de Muchachas en Scrapbook Takeout manana por la tarde. Cada vez que he participado lo he pasado muy bien porque tiene rifas, retos, juegos y conversacion muy divertida. Gracias a esto he ganado multiples cosillas de sus kits que realmente son buenismas.

And so on to today's servings -- I even did an extra as was was simply doodling along with some scraps -- ala y puesto en la mesa estan mis ATC's -incluso hice uno extra porque jugaba con los restos en mi mesa

Sarah's Superhero Prompt

Sarah's Just a note Prompt

the Scraps

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

up and at 'em!, vamos!

A Tuesday that's like a Monday for many who had the day off for MLK and we're all dragging, right? Well I got a bright boogeying tapita for ya to make you wanna step right up. I am so almost caught up here with my ATC's and I really liked this prompt -- Moving and Grooving. The best part is that was able to use a pair of earings that I actually used to wear (bout 20 yrs ago) when I was actually feeling funky. I loved that they were women, funky shaped and dancing. they used to make me feel FUN when I'd put them on --not mention that they were great conversation starters. So have you go some piece of you hiding out in a drawer that you can use to make a statement? Go get it out and let the fun begin!
A bien, un martes que funiciona como un lunes debido al festivo de Martin Luther King y todos con sueno, si? Pues tengo a una tapita llena de energia para todos. Os va a hacer querer bailar. Estoy casi al dia con mis ATC's y me llamo la atencion este tema mucho -- el de estar en la onda y todo marcha bien. Lo mejor de sto era que utilize unos pendientes que actualmente llevaba (lo juro de veras) hace 20 anos cuando me sentia provocativa y llena de animo. Me encantaba su forma de mujer con este estilo funky y lleno de movimiento casi bailando. Cuando me los ponia me entraban ganas de divertirme, y aparte abrieron conversacion por forma tan inusual. Asi que teneis una pieza que os representa escondido en algun rincon? Iros a sacarlo a la luz y sentirse divertidos hoy!

Monday, January 21, 2008

a tourist at home, tourista en casa

Memories are tapitas served to warm us up from the inside out as well as stimulate the senses. The Everyday Scrapping class got me thinking about that with the class LO due today. It had not been until I'd moved away from places that I really got to be a tourist. After moving away from CT, I returned to visit Mystic Seaport, leaving Fairbanks, AK resulted in me finally taking the Riverboat ride, and after moving back to the US I returned to Spain, with kids in tow, to explore all the things that had been in my backyard for 13 yrs. Nuestras memorias son tapitas servidas para calentarnos desde adentro mientras nos estimulan los sentidos y recuerdos. La clase de NYCScraps me hizo pensar en temas como este mientras creaba mi paginas. Me di cuenta que no fue hasta que yo habia mudado de los sitios que me converti en turista y volveria para disfrutar de sus atracciones; cuando me fui de CT volvi luego a conocer a Mystic Seaport, al salir de Fairbanks, AK me impulso a tomar el viaje en barco tipo Riverboat, al despues de no pisar tierra espanola por cerca de 10 anos regresamos los ninos y yo para redescubrir a sitio que estaban a mano durante los 13 anos que vivia alla.And so I decided this past Fall to "see" my home of Rochester as if I were a tourist doing Leaf Peeping. My boys thought I was nuts but it was a gorgeous day and well worth the time. The snaps I've used in this LO are the result of that afternoon's walkabout downtown. If you've never been the New England in the Fall I highly recommend it. Right now these snaps serve to remind me that, yes, the snow is temporary and that I have thousands of nooks and crannies in my own town to yet explore despite living here for 10 years. Why not become a backyard tourist for a day? You just might rediscover the excitement of moving w/o leaving your home. Asi es como fue que este otono pasado decidi "ver" a mi ciudad de Rochester como si fuera una turista llegada solo para disfrutar del cambio de hojas de los arboles. Mis hijo me vieron como una loca pero la verdad el dia era espledido y merecia la pena. Las fotos utilizadas en mis paginas sn las sacadas durante mi caminata por el centro. Si no habeis tenido la oportunidad de conocer a la zona de Nueva Inglaterra, puedo recomendarlo como un viaje bien bonito. Esta fotos me hacen recoradar que si, la nieve es temporal y que aun hay miles de lugares en mi propia casa por conocer a pesar de haber vivido aca casi 10 anos. Y porque no volverse turista vosotros, es posible que os gusten la aventura y el redescubrir lo bonito de mudarse sin empaquetar a nada.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Well I finally got over here today:) I do have some ATC's to post that get me almost upto date with Sarah's -- I still have to do my Scripture one and need to put finishing touches on my sketch before posting, I took forever with it as didn't like my paper choices at first so kept taking it apart. Anyhow here are today's mini tapitas -- ATC's left to right:the wonder of winter on that day, happy and uh-oh... Ya estoy aqui por fin :) Pongo unos ATC's que acabe y con estos estoy casi al dia -- me queda hacer el del reto de versos biblicos y terminar la pagina de mi clase. Esta ultimas me ha costado la vid adebido a que no me gustaba mi seleccion de papeles, no cuajaba el conjunto y tenia que desmontarlo multiples veces. Vale, pues aqui van las tapitillas comenzando desde la izquierda: el invierno, felicidad y uh-oh....

My oldest came home tonight from his friend's where they watched the Pat's win again (woohoo I guess) and he told me about a super cute McDonald's "old school type" commercial -- well I googled it and it is really catchy so I linked you all up here.. Y gracia a mi hijo mayor aqui os pongo el link para un annuncio de Mc Donald's que utiliza una cancion nueva puesto en un estilo de los '80. Muy gracioso

Have fun! Disfrutad!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crop! Paste! Serve! -- A Cortar, Crear y Servir!

Well I'm off and running with my new online class at NYCScraps. Been getting somewhat organized and set up so don't fall behind with this one and so far am on track. Just a quick post with the Lo from the Sample class handout. I hope to post the first official one here later on as long as don't get side tracked. Here's hoping your weekend is moving right along Enjoy!
Ala! Ya comenzamos la nuevo clase en NYCScraps. He estado organizandome para no quedar atras y de momento voy bien. Publico aqui mi LO de la clase de prueba y espero poder volver y poner la de la primera clase si me da tiempo. Os deseo un buen fin de semana -- que aprovecheis!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The tapitas are served, tapitas para todos!

I must have motivationalized (is that a real word?) myself right through the roof in the last few days 'cuz I sat down last night and got two LO's and an ATC done in one sitting. WOW! And with no further delays here they are fresh to you to savor here, we have:
Debo haberme motivado de un forma extraordinaria ya que anoche complete tres projectos: 2 LO's y una tarjeta ATC. VAYA TELA! Y para no demorar mas aqui los publico para vuestra desgustacion:

Week 30 from the ATC back log for /un ATC correspondiente a la semana 30 de-- Sarah's challenges/retos

My pages for the CJ I am working on at/Paginas hecho para un intercambio de paginas tipo CJ en EBBCreations

and a LO that's about me. At first I wasn't all that enamored of it, but it has grown on me and I think it's a-okay. Y finalmente una pagina de mi. No me gusto mucho cuando la acabe pero ahora me esta cayendo bien.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Looking Ahead, Haciendo planes

I've put my tapita first today. I thought it was appropriate because we all make plans, set goals and (with luck and perserverance) we actually attain some of them. We'd all like to grab the Brass Ring and know we did it, whatever IT is for each of us. This ATC is inspired by SARAH (Sassymermaid. She started a 52 week challenge approx 33 weeks ago. Most of those who were following along have dropped off and one of her last blog posts was that she'd be the last one standing.... well I may have gotten behind but I'm gonna finish right along with her, cuz that's what commitment means setting goals, working through each step and getting to the end. We might slow down, get derailed and even lose interest but EVERYONE can get back on track. Hoy comienzo con la presentation de la tapita antes. Crei que era algo apropriado dado que todos hacemos metas y planes (y con suerte y perserverancia) a veces los alcanzamos. A todos nos gustaria coger al anillo de oro y saber que conseguimos realizar el plan sin importar lo que era. Este ATC fue inspirada por uno de los temas del reto annual que comenzo Sarah (Sassymermaid) hace mas de medio ano. Casi todo el mundo que seguia sus ideas semanales lo han dejado y ell misma comento ultimamente en su blog que seria la unica todavia de pie pero lo acabaria como sea. ... Reconozco que perdi el hilo hace unas semanas pero yo tambien voy a acabarlo junto con ella por que esto es lo que es entrar en un compromiso. Se puede cansarse, perder el interes e incluso salir del plan pero eso si TODOS podemos, si queremos, volver a ponernos derechos.

For Kerri I will explain exactly how I did this one as it is SUPER simple.
I actually had to do it twice cuz the first try was a mess cuz despite littel words I can't spell to save my life LOL
. Y como me lo habia pedido Kerri explicare como hice este ATC. Y aunque es muy simple yo tuve que hacerlo dos veces ya que la primera era un disastre dado que no se escribir JE JE.

I used a a precut ATC card (purchased from Oriental Trading) and then cut an identically sized piece from a scrap of light gray mottled patterned paper. I adhered it to the card. I then used Stamping Up ink to edge the piece, swiping it directly from the pad to the paper. I lightly tapped the pad all over the card to add color but NOT cover up the gray. The Brass Ring is the a zero you can buy at any hardware store. I got mine at a yardsale for a quarter. I laid it down and lightly traced the inside area with a pencil so I'd know where I could stamp the phrase. Using Black Stazon and some mini alpha stamps I added my words, then erased the pencil. Because the Brass had two drilled holes (for the nails of course) I hunted around in my brad stash and found two bling brads in a light blue color and stuck them through. Placed pop dots on the back and then adhered to the card, making sure the words fit inside as had previously measured. Simple, visual and yes a bit heavy LOL! I hope you enjoy it
Utilize las tarjetas ATC precortadas (disponibles en Oriental Trading) y corte un papel color gris claro al mismo tamano. Se los pegue juntos. Paso seguido cogi mis tintas de Stamping UP, seleccione uno azul y la aplique al borde de la tarjeta de manera que se quedo bien demarcado. Despues con una mano muy ligera pase el aplicador directamente por todo el resto de la superficie para dejar una impression suave del mismo color pero NO cubriendo el color de fondo. El anillo metalico dorado (el numero cero) se puede conseguir en cualquier ferreteria, yo compre el mio en un yardsale por 25 centavos. Puse el anillo y marque con un lapiz la area dentro del cero para poder estampar mi frase. Paso seguido cogi tinta STAZON en negro y mis alfas mini para poner las palabras y cuanod termine, borre la linea del lapiz. Seleccione un par de brads tipo cristal azul claro para cubrir los agujeros del cero. Entonces puse adhesivo tipo popdot al metal y lo aplique a la tarjeta, tomando cuidado de aliniarme para no tapa las letras. Muy facil y visual..ah y eso si pesa un poco JE JE! Espero que os guste!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday is Newday & a Snowday (again), Lunes - Nuevo Comienzo y Nieve (otra vez)

We here in the North East are destined to have one of the whitest winters on record. Yes once again it is snowing and at rate of approx 2 inches per hour. I can hardly wait to dig my shovel into it come my lunch hour. The plows have been by and I have the requisite 2.5 foot bank in my driveway.....Not to mention that will have to get on my roof because thanks to the previous snow fall I sprang a leak due to ice dam buildup which I will need to avoid this go round at all costs. Ah yes the wonders of winter. En el Noreste parece que stamos destinados a tener uno de los inviernos mas blancos desde hace mucho tiempo. Esto si, un avez mas esta nevando al paso de 2 pulgadas por hora ( 4 cm/hora) Las idea de moverla una vez mas con la pala me mata. Los equipos quitanieves ya han pasado llenando mi entrada con casi 2.5 pies de nieve...sin duda esto implica una subida a mi tejado dado que entro agua por culpa de las otras caida causando una accumlation de hielo. Ah si las glorias de invierno.

What I DO like about snow is the silent way it falls and how beautiful and pristine everything looks under it's white mantel. It almost makes you forget the hassle of it when watch it fall ...almost but not quite LOL Cabe decir que si hay unas cosillas que me gustan de la nieve, como la manera tan silenciosa que caye y como presnta un mundo totalmente virginal y limpia. Casi te hace olvidar todo el trabajo que trae consigo mientras miras su caida al suelo .... bien recordais que he dicho 'casi' JE JE

Today's tapita actually has some meat on it I hope you enjoy it. Last night I worked on an ATC for a the 2008 Scripture Challenge and am pleased with it all things considered. I dont usually extend off my ATC's but I do like how it looks. Faith is so important in everything we do and are, be it directed inward toward our self abilities, outwards as we support family and friends, or more importantly as the guiding compass of our outlook on life as we move forward spiritually. In the verse from Hebrews 11.1 the words "substance","evidence", "hoped" and "not seen" are so powerful. It's like walking in a complete white out snow storm, not only believing but also KNOWING that when come out of it, you'll find that warm cozy home fire burning just for you. It's comfort, happiness, satisfaction, knowledge and conviction all wrapped up in one. Like I said pretty happy with the results and how it jogged the memory banks as well. I think I need to tap into it a bit more. Happy Monday. La tapita de hoy actualmente contiene algo de carne, espero que os gusta. Anoche acabe un ATC para el reto de utilizar un pasaje de la bibilia para crear un ATC. La Fe era el tema. Es tan importante en nuestras vidas; dirigido internamente para animarnos, hacia afuera cuanod apoyamos a nuestros seres queridos y amistades, y porsupuesto como nuestro compas con respecto a nuestros convicciones espirituales. En el verson de Hebreos 11.1, las palabras "sustancia", "demostracion", "se esperan" y "no se ven" son poderosas; para me evocan un mezcla compleja de emociones y sensaciones tal como, felicidad, socorro, acojamiento, sabiduria y satisfaccion. Todos revueltos juntos. Es como andar atravez de una tormenta de nieve, todo blanco sin poder ver claro tus pasos pero sabiendo con total certeza que al salir de ello no solo encontraras un lugar calentito sino que estar alli especialmente creado por ti. Algo fuerte ya se peor como dije antes tenia carne y me hizo pensar. Creo que tengo que arroparme un poco mas en mi fe. Feliz lunes a todos.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Yeah I know, Slacker is my middle name-- Me llamo Floja y Dejada

Ok, It's a new year and so, as I'm in a funk and slump I'm trying to self motivate. Anyone here want to come along??? I really need a push and inspiration.
I have a number of things scrapwise piling up and a whole slew of new page calls just went out.... adn what am I doing???? NOTHING, no tapitas no creating.. I've been running past my scrap table with blinders on -- I'm pathetic but I guess I jsut need the break (oh I DO have a mini tapita to post a bit futher down though -- I can't STARVE you simply because I'm in denial LOL SO to make up for not having posted in 3 days I've got a long full post of STUFF! Grab a seat and start scrolling.

Bien como llevo 3 dia sin publicar nada de nada, y no estoy animanda en el campo creativo, he decidido a tomar accion para motivarme. Alguien quiere accompanarme? Tengo multiples projectos en limbo y acaban de salir un monton de llamdas de revistas para paginas y que hago yo? Pues absolutamente nada productivo, me escondo de mi mesa de scrap como si fuera la plaga, soy patetica aun que creo que es mi manera de tomar un descanso. Bien voy a escribiros algo en condiciones y como no es bueno no compartir con vosotros si tengo una tapita muy peque (pero al menos tengo una verdad) Cojer un asiento y echar un vistazo.

First up are the NYCScrap Online Classes HERE . If you've never taken one from here they are really good. I am taking the Debbie Hodge one as the 1 in 48 is a repeat of one I've already taken. And... I have another one that will be taking in March over at Willow Traders presented by Susan Costanza aka SusieQScrapbook I took the class she just finished presenting over there in from June through Dec. That one was very nicely presented and had a number of Guest Designers using her sketches. It was a much slower pace but very full, this time she's alternating single and double page LO's and moving a much faster pace. Should be pretty intresting. She designs for The ScrapRoom and Apron Strings. ALSO if you'd like to get in on a drawing for a free pass then just do a LO using one of the two Sketches she posted in the announcement and post it on Willow Traders and you're entered.I got a lot done with both of these previous classes so, if you can plan that far out and are interested in keeping up the a nice pace (depending on which class you took) then check them out.
Primero son las clases de NYCScraps AQUI. Son muy buenas y conseguiras completar muchas paginas. Me apunto yo a la de Debbie Hodge ya que la otra, 1 in 48, seria un a repeticion para mi. Y una vez acabada esta y con unas semanas de descanso estoy apuntado a una que comienza en marzo en Willow Traders. Estara presentada por Susan Costanza aka SusieQScrapbook. Hice una de sus clases previamente y me gusto bastante por ser un estilo y ritmo totalmente distinto a las previamente mencionadas. Tenia ella varias disenadoras creando paginas con sus patrones para animar la creatividad. Ella hace patrones tambien por los club de Kits The ScrapRoom y Apron Strings. Y ademas esta haciendo una rifa para cinco entrada gratuitas -- solo tienes que crear un pagina utilizando uno de los dos patrones puesto en el annuncio en Willow Traders y publicarla en el foro para tener una posibilidad. Yo consegui terminar muchas paginas con estas clases asi que si os animais pasar a informaros y quizas nos veremos.

Tomorrow I plan on finding some time to re-organize my scrap area. Perhaps I'll rediscover my mojo which I know must be hiding underneath. I hope so cuz I really want to get caught up on my ATC backlog and start creatinga few items that I might be able to submit in my search for 15 minutes of fame LOL Manana voy a forzarme a organizar mi area y de camino espero encontar a mi musa que seguramente esta debajo de todo la desorganizacion. Esto seria muy bueno ya que tengo ganas de trabajar en mis ATC's y quizas crear unas paginas que podrian servir para entregar a las ultimas llamada de revistas. Esto es importante ya que sigo en busca de mis 15 minutos de fama JE JE

So as promised here is my tapita -- a card. I suppose it could be used for Sympathy or Motivation depending on the situation. I really like how it turned out as is extremely simple. Enjoy and have a great evening! Y como prometi aqui va la tapita - una tarjeta. Supongo que podria servir o para acompanar el sentimiento o para dar animo segun la situacion. De todas formas me gusta bastante y era muy simple. Que Aprovechais y tened una muy buena tarde noche.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Primary Freedoms, Nuestras Libertades Primarias

The Tapita of the Day dovetails nicely with events occuring in my home state of NH. As most know today we here in the Live Free or Die state are exercizing our voting rights in the First in the Nation Primary. Unless you live under a rock in the middle of the ocean most everyone knows we're unindated with candidates and their publicity. All in all though, it is a priviledge and honor to be able to freely decide our government. I hope others will have gone to the polls. I did.
Hoy la tapita del dia refleja eventos historicos ocurriendo de momento en mi estado de NH. Al menos que vivais bajo las rocas al fondo del oceano, todo el mundo sabe que hoy se celebra el Primario en este estado cuyo dicho es "Vivir libres o morir". Nosotros ejercemos nuestro derecho al voto para empujar la seleccion de los candidatos finales al Presidente del pais. La verdad es un privilegio y un honor tener esta oportunidad. Espero que muchos otros habran ido a votar. Yo fui.

New Hampshire is known for getting right in there are deciding these types of things. Our state's history is peppered with many such tidibits and The Fort at #4 is one of them. The outpost/fort constructed there was a thriving community in the mid 1700's. It was there, in what is known today as Charlestown, NH,that one of the first battles of the French and Indian War was fought. Every year, in August, Colonial and Native American reenactors converge there and bring The Fort at #4 back to life. It's a wonderful family day to spend speaking with people who make the history of that time seem to be really happening. They even recreate the battle scene, complete with cannons. I hope you like this LO, it seemed appropriate to speak of history even as we are making history again. El estado de New Hampshire esta bien conocido por llevar el pulso de este tipo de cosas politicas. Su historia esta repleto de anectodas al respecto y una de ellos es el Fort at #4. Este recinto era una comunidad muy prospera y en este lugar, conocida hoy como Charlestown, NH, unas de la primears batallas de la Guerra entre los Frances y Indios ocurrio. Cada agosto gente se dedica a replicar la vida de la epoca tanto de la punta de vista de los colonos del Fort at #4 como de los indios indigenos norteamericanos de la zona. Se puede pasar un rato en familia muy buena aprendiendo y disfrutando historia en vivo, incluso la recreacion de la batalla completo con canones. Espero que esta tapita os gusta, me parecio apropriada por que otra vez volvemos a crear historis.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

I am a alive, sort of -- estoy viva pues asi creo

Well all I've been a bit remiss in posting. Honestly work got out of hand on Friday and then I spent Friday evening and Sat. AM shovelling snow off my roof. My boys bedroom sprang a leak AGAIN thanks to ice dam build up and needless to say wasn't very happy. I also spent time having my DS#1 practice driving and today I've been chilling. Que puedo decir? no he publicado nada en uno dias. Al decir verdad, el trabajo me cogio de lleno el viernes y por la tarde/noche tuve que subir al tejado de mi case a quiatr nieve. Una salida de agua aparecio en el cuarto de los ninos debido al hielo que formo arriba. Es la seguna vez que esto ocurre asi que me ocupo bastante hast el Sabado incluso. Es mas salimos yo y mi hijo mayor a practicar el conducir para sacar su carnet (con suerte) esta semana. Y hoy no hecho nada.

I'm having a bit of a creativity block and nothing seems to want to materialize. This seems to be a general affliction as my kids are complaining that my cooking is boring as well right now. Tapitas, be they paper or food, it seems are not being whipped up with any speed right now :) In fact I have a LO I've taken apart now 3 times, along with an unfinished altered notebook and a half finished card on my table just staring at me. It's like can get the basics done and then someone turns off the spigot LOL. Gonna have to break out the big guns to blow up this dam and let the reservoir run. Anyone for a swim? Llevo una temporadita de falta de creatividad y motivacion. Todo lo que intoe crear se queda a medio, de hecho tengo dos paginas que he vuelto a cambiar 3 veces al menos y una libreta a media alterar en mi mesa. Me esta pasando lo mismo en la cocina segun mis hijos tambien. Se queja que la comida les aburre. Mis tapitas, sean de papel o comida, estan de pena ahorita. Es como si alguien haya apagado la corriente. Voy a tener que buscar unas pilas industriales pronto para poner en mocion mi cerebro -- Alguien sabe de una marca buena?

Kerri has asked for a tutorial on ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) -- well I guess I will have to mull that over and see if can do something for that. I love making them (EEK, Sarah I'm still 4 weeks behind here *rolling eyes*) so perhaps could something like that. Let me think on it.
Kerri ha solicitado un tutorial de ATCs (Tarjetas Artisticas par el Cambiar) -- voy a pensar en esto y a ver si puedo hacer algo al respecto. Me encantan estas tarjetas (ya se Sarah, voy super atrasada con las tuyas *vaya*) asi qeu quizas hare algo. Y vere.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

And the day almost squeaked by w/o a post, Casi acabo sin comentario

short and sweet --- today was steady at work. I was hopping all day. At least it kept the blood flowing, it barely got about 5 degrees all day. VERY cold here! That's not a bad thing but I couldn't finish my LO (priorities you understand) so worked a bit on it this evening and should have up tomorrow sometime. Corto -- hoy el trabajo fue muy seguido. Estuve bien ocupado a todo momento. Al menos esto se calentaba la sangre, ya que apenas llego a 5 grados hoy. QUE FRIO HACE ACA! en realidad no estaba mal simplemente no podia terminar mi pagina (mis prioridades entendeis?) asi que trabaje sobre ello esta tarde y peinso publicarlo aca manana.

Update on my ongoing publication quest -- the last two submission deadlines I did have come and gone along with the announcement dates and once a again nada, zip, zilch *sigh* will keep plugging along but I am obviously missing the mark here. I guess it's time for some target practice LOL. Para informaros del progreso de mi meta de ser publicada -- las ultimas dos llamadas de revista al que entregue trabajos no dio fruto de nuevo. Obviamente no acierto con lo que presento frente a lo que buscan. A practicar mas JE JE.

I am behind in my ATC's for Sarah now but the ideas just aren't flowing there.Not stressing at all cuz like her prompts just slowing falling behind heehee. Next week I will be following the 2008 Scripture ATC Challenge (the link is on the side bar). I felt it was time to renew that area of reading and what better way than to combine it with something I enjoy doing. Estoy atrasadisima con los ATC's de Sarah. No me viene ideas para crear las tarjetilla. No me preocupa simplement no me gusta quedarme atras porque es mas dificil ponerse uno al dia entonces. La semana qeu viene comienzo un nuveo reto de ATCs utilzando la biblia (el link para el 2008 Scripture ATC Challenge esta al lado). Pense que me gustaria renovarme mis conocimientos de la Palabra y combinandolo con algo creativo no me parecio mal.

I hope to have a nice piece of happy news about a friend to pass on soon, but need to wait a few days to see where it actually goes, so far is looking promising.
And on that happy note I wish all a wonderful evening :)
Espero tener una noticia bonita al respto de un amigo dentro de poco pero tengo que espera unos dias para ver si resulta tal como esperamos. Asi que con esta cosilla alegre me despido hasta manana. Buenas noches :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

the second morning after -- el dia despues #2

This is what it looked like outside my home at 7:30 in the morning today. We greeted New Year's Day by shovelling yet again to add to our New Year's Eve year end winter salute. Truth be told there isn't much more room to put the snow. I understand we're to drop into the below zero temps tonight and tomorrow and can look forward to warmer temps (mid 40's) next week. I like how beautiul everything looks but thinking about 3 more months of THIS is a bit daunting. Here are a couple more shots of the morning, the sunrise and my yard. Esto es como se ha quedado el esterior de mis casa esta manana a las 7:30. Saludamos al Ano Nuevo manejando la pala para anadir esta nieve a la que recibmos como regalo de Noche Viejo. No hay sito adonde ponerla ya! Segun entiendo hoy las temperaturas bajaran a bajo cero por unos dias y para la semana que viene subiran a los 40. Me encanta lo bonito que se queda todo pero pensando en que aun quedan 3 meses mas realmente cansa. Pongo un par de fotos mas de esta manana, el amanecer y uno de mi jardin.

As for scrapping well with all that snow pushing cropping was kinda left by the wayside -- I hope to have some new things up tomorrow, assuming of course I am not called to shovel duty unexpectedly :) Pues debido a toda la nieve que tire ayer no dejo mucho tiempo para el scrap -- Espero que manana tenga algo nuevo, siempre que no tengo que reportar como Recluta de Pala de nuevo :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008 Kickoff begins with a winner, 2008 comienza con una ganadora

Good Morning!
Hopefully all are bright eyed and bushytailed (or in my case bushy haired LOL)
So straight to the heart of things this morning -- the RAK winner. I snapped photos of all 16 names that commented on the post.
Espero que todos esteis bien despiertos hoy. Bien al grano esta manana -- la ganadora del chuchi. Sacque un foto de todos los nombres, y una de mi hijo segundo sacando el nombre.
They were put in a basket and the winner was pulled by my very distracted DS2 who was inconvenienced while in the middle of a PS2 battle.
In any case the winner is SARAH -- Congrats! emailme your addy so I can get your goodies out to you this week.
Muy Buenos Dias! No estaba el muy puesto al tema ya que le habia innterumpido en su batalla en el PS2. No obstante la ganadora es SARAH -- Felicitaciones! Mandame un email con tu informacion para que te envie los ragalillos.
Sarah said... "Hi. Great RAK. I'd like to join in. My favorite appetizer is fairly simple and I will post it here, but feel free to visit my blog"Sarah dijo..." Hola. Que RAK tan bueno. Quisiera participar. Mi tapita favorito es simple y pongo la receta aca. Favor de pasar por my blog tambien"