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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, November 6, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

I've been busy this week which accounts for now updated posts. I've had work coming out my ears, backed up home chores and then yesterday I threw all of that out the window and went Holiday Fair Hopping in my town. I truly scored and need to post about some of the really neat finds but for today I plan on hopping here at the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop and getting some great creative ideas -- and just maybe win some goodies to use in future tapitas mias :)
Care to come along with me?

Pues esta semana ma ha comido vivo y por esto no escribi nada en esta semana. El trabajo hasta el cuello, los quehaceres de la casa amontados y ayer decidi no hacerle caso a nada de esto y sali de compras/visitas en las Ferias Navidenas locales que ya comienza a presentarse. Encontre algunas gangas divinas y tengo hablar de ellos aca en los proximos dias pero hoy pienso pasarme por el Handmade Holiday Blog Hop y llenandome de ideas creativas -- y quizas ganarme algunas cosillas que podria utilizar para crear futuras tapitas mias :)
Me acompanas?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My 3rd post//El Tercero hoy -- CAS-ual Friday Challenge

Scroll down to see today's Tapita and the Play Date Cafe Challenge

And so this my entry into the CAS-ual Friday Challenge #26

Their rules say "clean and simple" clean I can do, simple is a tad harder but I think did fairly well. No matter, it's been so long without having done any challenges that figured most of it followed is better than none of it.
I hope you like it because I really do.

Paper -- Bazzill, Signature Suite by Jen Wilson
Ribbon -- Walmart
Embellishment -- repurposed jewelry pin
Lettering -- Misc Rub on
Paisley Punch -- Creative Memories
Inks -- Stamping UP
Adhesive -- Ad Tech, Stamping UP

Post #2 for today//Para Hoy el #2 -- Play Date Cafe

This is my tapita creation for The Play Date Cafe Challenge for this week.
their color scheme was Kraft-Taupe//Flesh//Cadet Blue and they welcome all skill levels and any project.

Keeping that in mind what I created was one of my fav items an ATC.
As I stated previously all my supplies are approx 4/5 years old so the it's a real mix
I hope you like it. I embossed the entire picture and then cracked it to give it a tad bit more antiquing. I applied rub ons before and after the process. the corner punch gave it some frill as did the piece of ribbon on the right. Bling in the form of glittery hearts and clear gem spots.
the original quote is "And this is my good side" which prompted my "Be Amazing".

Paper --Bazzill, Creative Memories, Memories in the Making ATC themes
Embossing --Stamping Up
Glitter -- Swirlz
Corner Punch -- EK Success
Rub ons -- American Crafts
Gems -- Colorbok
Lettering -- Sei
Adhesive - AdTech, Stamping Up, EK Success

My Back is Killing Me//Me Duele la Espalda

So since my last post the house redo took a turn. Last week I had a staycation (it is a case of use my PTO or lose it as well). I made a HUGE to do list and when Monday rolled around I hit the floor running or painting if you prefer. I painted/caulked windows in three rooms and began prepping the bathroom. It was the Bathroom (and the busted car gas line, an eye appt, a dentist appt and semi-battle with foam insulation) that effectively killed the forward momentum.
My bathroom is a disaster and really should be gutted but as no money decided a face lift would have to do. Unfortunately this room is oddly shaped which caused me no end of headaches to try and patch, prime and paint. I did so many acrobatically contortion-ed moves that by Friday if I never saw a ladder and paintbrush again I'd be a happy camper. It IS fully prepped for the final color coat but my back is so sore I've had to hold off till not so achy. I promise photos soon so you can see the transformation. It will look good finally. The living room is on hold and so is the spare room right now but I will get em done before the Holidays :)

As decided not to work it at all on Sunday I actually hit my craft table to create as had been highly motivated by these two challenges The CAS-ual Fridays and The Play Date Cafe. I am going to make separate posts for the actual entries but this was inspired by The Playdate's choice of color palette for this week which was Kraft-Taupe//Flesh//Cadet Blue --problem is I didnt' keep to it so this card can't count but I thought it was a lovely tapita creation.
Let me know if you feel the same way :)

Paper -- Bazzill, Creative Memories
Cording, Inks, Stamp Image, Embossing crystals -- Stamping UP
Chipboard, Button - Misc
Ribbon -- American Crafts
Adhesive -- Ad Tech, EK Success, Stamping Up
Lo siento ya que hoy no habra traduccion al espanol -- de todas formas gracias por visitarme y espero verte por aqui otro dia -- saludos carinosos!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boy am I out of date // Estoy super atrasada

So participating in the recent Sweet Stamp Shop sponsored OJS Hop (see previous post) left me with such a high. Not only was it a great cause but I had over 80 visits (unheard of for me) and it was such a moral booster to realize I still could whip up a tapita! So what, you ask, happened that I haven't posted since???

This is what is happening..

Yeah, I am not only behind on scrapping/creating but I'm now tackling jobs that should have been done many times over. Painting rooms, which I love, is rather hard when you have to move furniture and then move it back, all while never knowing if a network troubleshooting call will interrupt you mid-stroke. LOL. I will post my progress but you gotta know I still have a bathroom, 2 bedrooms and closet to tackle (and that NOT counting rooms downstairs) so will have paint covered body parts for awhile yet. :)

No matter, I got all excited about The Craft Meow's sketch challenge , so I merrily interpreted it and created a really yummy tapita in my opinion. But when went to upload I re-read the info and had completely missed that had to use their stamps. All my crafting supplies are literally from 3/4 years ago, much of it still in original packaging. Was totally bummed but never fear that's what Blogs are for. And as I was inspired to create with the only new stamps I do have from the Sweet Stamp Shop (their new releases are so cute) So I created two items. which makes today a 2fer to make up for the lag.
Let me what you think and I, on the other hand, need to figure out how to update supplies w/o breaking the bank..

click on images to see larger view


Pues mi reciente participacion en el OJS Blog Hop, patrocinado por el Sweet Stamp Shop, me dejo totalmente animada y alegre. No solo fue un evento por una causa fenomenal sino tambien resulto en80 y tantos visitantes a mi blog, cosa no visto ni siquiera cuando estaba mucho mas activa aca. Me dio una subida de moral porque me mostro que, a pesar de no haber creado nada por anos, todavia guardaba la magia y podria crear mis tapitas! Asi que la pregunta es, que paso que no publique nada mas desde entonces???

Pues pintura es la razon. No solo llevo tiempo sin dedicarme a la creatividad sino tambien todos estos quehacers importantes se quedaron de lado tambien. Como se peude imaginar la pintura tarda mucho cuando no se puede vaciar a la habitacion que trabjas. Hay que ir a trozos y tambien estar pendiente de mi trabajo como tecnico de redes de informatica. Como trabajo de casa si suena el telefono tengo que parar a medio paso de la brocha JAJA. Y como me quedan 2 habitaciones, un bano mas y guardarropa a pintar tengo para rato. Ya os mantendre informados.

Bien, tengo un dos por uno hoy. Me entusiasme por un reto utilizando una maqueta de The Craft's Meow y disene una tarjeta y tambien utilize las unicas estampas nuevas que tengo del Sweet Stamp Shop para una segunda. La gracia vino cuando quise anadir a mi proyecto ya que me di cuenta de que no habia utilizado el producto de The Craft's Meow. Como voy hacer esto cuando TODO mi inventario es de hace 3/4 anos? y mocho de esto aun esta dentro de envolturas originales? AAAhhh pues por esto tenemos los Blogs y aqui van para ser desgustados por vosotros. Decidme lo que pensais y yo, por mi parte, tengo que buscar una manera de actualizar a mi inventario sin irme a la bancarota :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome/Bienvenido a Tapitas de Vida.

It's been a LONG time since actually prepared and presented a creative Tapita for my blog visitors, but this one celebrated my return to creative scrap/paper designing and I can't think of a better occasion to have done this for. I was honored to be able to join with so many amazing well known designers and participate in this hop. I am so glad that you joined us today for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Lindsey Wood's blog LSEY CREATIONS , then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!
Before you scroll to my creation take a moment to read about Julie's story and why we are hopping. Then consider donating (see the DONATE BUTTON on the right) if you feel led to. After that, please enjoy my tapita and tell me how it well it satisfied your creative palette by leaving me a comment.

"The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500"

And now on to my Tapita --- I used stamps from the "Gnomies" collection by the Sweet Stamp Shop. I'd had this idea in mind for awhile and here it is. Please click on the picture to see a bigger image as this little snap doesn't let you appreciate the glittery moon and bat. The inside doesn't have a stamped but rather has a grey colored writing space with a toadstool embellie.
And now your next stop on this amazing hop, which will be number 43, is
Lisa Wallace's blog where I am sure you'll be just as dazzled.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to your comments.
Happy Hopping and Hasta la vista amigas mias!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pretty Pink Posh: HUGE Giveaway!

Pretty Pink Posh: HUGE Giveaway!: Hello, sweet blog followers! It's been quite a while since I've done a giveaway on my blog. Sure, it's easy to do them, but I knew I wanted...

I'd like one cuz I don't have one--maybe I'll win
A mi me gustaria uno porque no lo tengo aun -- quizas me tocara!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

I will be a part of my first ever Blog Hop.
I'm very excited for many reasons.
First and foremost because it will be a benefit hop to help a very neat person who has had a very disheartening medical concern that has left her with unexpected, expensive and very necessary dental work. And as everyone knows when your teeth are involved it affects all aspects of your self. Right now she's not feeling quite as lovely as she ought to so we're out to pitch in to bring back her smile.

Her name is Julie Ranae, a multitasking DT coordinator/designer for a number of companies. Julie sent me a Facebook friend request out of the blue and said "I'd like to get to know". Guess at the time she was intrigued that I was forever "liking" a brand new Stamp Company fan page that caught my eye called the The Sweet Stamp Shop (here is their blog).
Most of the scrapping community I used to know has moved on so it was refreshing to get an invite from someone new. Thanks to Julie and Nicole Rixon, from the Sweet Stamp Shop, , I've been swept up again in a lovely creative tide of fun. I've been feeling motivated to create and for that alone Julie is worth the time and effort being put forth for her. My prayers for comfort and a lessening pain are part of this effort as well.

And secondly, many know I've been on hiatus for literally years due to family obligations but am FINALLY getting back my free time. I used to keep this blog moving and loved to create but had misplaced all my mojo as I had to focus on home care of family members. But lately I've been feeling the tug my scrap table has been pulling on me. It's being reorganized so I will create for this event. EXCITED!

You can read about OPERATION JULIE'S SMILE here .
Join me and, if you feel so motivated to help out on the upper right hand corner is the OJS Donation Button, but if not then enjoy the creativity and camaraderie as we lend a caring, helping hand to super lady who needs to feel lovely again. Please come back to visit and see all the fun because you'll be able to win cool prizes as well as get creatively motivated.
Oh yeah and I look forward to having visitors again ( I used to have tons now I have none LOL)
perdona que esta vez no lo traduzco por falta de tiempo y sueno, pero lo anadire manana.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Sweet Stamp Shop and The Sweetest Memory Etsy Shop

I got goodies from some of the giveaways !!! fun fun fun till they take my keyboard away..... in any case need to take snaps and post but today is gray and raining so isn't gonna work well for good snaps the here are BIG SHOUT outs to these two site from whom have received my blog candy-- make sure you go and tell em I sent you -- I know they'll Love it :)
Tengo dulces para comparti!!!! Y estare divirtiendome hasta que me quite el teclado .... de todos modos tengo que scar unas fotos pero el dia no esta por esto porque es super gris y oscuro, no muy bueno para sacar fotos. Favor de pasar por estas dos paginas y diles HOLA de mi parte. Me regarlaron cosillas deliciosas y estoy segura que os gustara!

Monday, August 22, 2011

lee la la: You are My Sunshine {HUGE GIVEAWAY}

more giveaways -- I'm hooked lately :)
mas concurso -- estoy perdida por ellos ultimamente :)

lee la la: You are My Sunshine {HUGE GIVEAWAY}: As girls, we can't help but have a SONG for just about everything... First Crush. First Love. Summers spent with Friends. Vacations. ...

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Twinery: Anniversary Celebration Day 5 - Baker's Twine Give...

I've been following this celebration all week in my quest for scrapping refreshing -- come join me you still have time !:)
He estado participando en esta celebracion todo esta semana mientras me pongo a refrescar a mi creatividad, aun queda tiempo, ven a jugar! :)

The Twinery: Anniversary Celebration Day 5 - Baker's Twine Give...: Happy Friday Everyone! We hope that everyone has had a fun week following along as we celebrated the first anniversary of The Twinery! We ...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bird's Party Blog: Friday Giveaway: $200 Worth of Fabulous Prizes to ...

As I am slowing coming back to the scrap world I've been bitten by the Blog Hop -- I know it's not new but it is to me as I havne't been in the loop for a number of years
Been soaking up creativity and entering all kinds of contests/drawings for blog Candy and this one would really rock if got it -- who can't resist candy, parties and fun paper products?
Not me that's for sure -- head over and check it out :)
I need to come back and post about the two I've won so far as well...I will I promise
Com habia dicho mi regreso al mudo de scrapping es muy interesante, y confieso que estoy enamorada de los Blog Hop ahora -- se que no son nuevos pero para mi lo son dado que llevo unos anos sin participar activamente ni en mi blog ni en el scrapping. Ademas me estoy apuntando a todas las rifas de Blog Candy qeu encuento. Que diversion tan deliciosa! Queine pueda resistir a tartas, y dulces , sean de papel o no??? Pues yo no :) no te quedes atras-- irete corriendo a este Blog y apuntate!
Por cierto debo escribir de los que llevo ganado -- lo hare lo prometo

Bird's Party Blog: Friday Giveaway: $200 Worth of Fabulous Prizes to ...: Today's giveaway is very special. Usually I'm the one who looks for new and exciting vendors and sponsors to share with you guys, but thi...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2 Renewal posts in on day - Score!/Renovandome 2 veces en el mismo dia - GOOOOL!

I was blog hopping and stumbled onto this wonderful Birthday Blog Candy
It was a great chance to get some updated supplies and new ideas
I hope I win but it's still fun to try-- I posted here photo of the goodies too
Pues en mi afan de ir actualizandome me he encontrado este blog con una oportunidad de ganar un buen Dulce. Siendo que es una manera de posiblemente adquerir productos nuevos me he apuntado. Espero que me toque pero si no al menos lo he intendado -- he puesto la foto del premio

check out/vea verlo aca Brenscraps Birthday Blog Candy here

Blog Hopping -Need to start again/Hay que renovarse

So just shy of two months since my last post and while I seem to be able get here and post, the truth is my creative flow has been severely hampered for the last 4 +years. It's been depressing to look at my scrap/craft table and cringe at the mess and disorganization. Seemed to be rather reflective of my own current mood -- overwhelmed with family obligations to the point of just going through the motions.

I've been really wanting to create but am daunted by what see now and how out of sync I am with trends and product. It really shouldn't matter because art is personal and you make it with what you have not what you can't get. --That right there is a perfect life lesson -- be happy with what you have not what you think you need or want. I am happy with my situation; got a wonderful steady job, kids are good, I can mostly meet my financial obligations but every now and then I just wish could do more or that a little excessive luck would fall into my lap :). I know we all feel the same way.

So I've been making little inroads into coming back and cooking up creative tapas again. Most of my craft area has been cleared out so I can revamp it. Hopefully soon will have cleared it enough to to some RAK's. But the steps I've really been taking is to start blog hopping again. I've enjoyed seeing all the creative cards/LOs/projects and they seem to be jump starting me again. It's like pouring water on a thirsty plant, or replacing the oil in the car. The synapses are starting to fire and a reboot is occurring... Here's to creative renewal!

Please go see some of these blogs -- you'll love them

Sweet Stamp Shop I won a new stamp set here (yay me!)
Create Serendipity Emily knows my work,we met on the Memory Makers Forum years ago
Stamping with Melissa We also met on the Memories Makers Forum as well
Pues mi ultima noticia aca fue hace casi dos mes, y aunque intento pasar por aqui en mi blog y escribiros, es como mi alma creativa se haya dormido y no quiere despertar
por mucho que le ruega levantarse. Echando miradas a mis mesa donde creaba mis tapitas me desanimaba el desorden y descuido que veo. Es desafortunadamente un reflejo de mi situatcion actual en que mis obligaciones familiales han conseguido aplastarme a mi.

En realidad llevo asi casi 4 anos y estoy pasmada mientras la creatividad que busco me pasa de lado. Cuando veo a todo los nuevo productos y tecnicos me quedo triste porque se que el arte no se crea siempre y solo con lo nuevo sino con lo que tienes. Esto si en una verdad de la vida: Estar contento con lo que tienes no ocn lo que no tienes o deseas conseguir. Intento poner esto enpractica diariamente por que es cierto que estoy contenta con mi trabajo, mi familia y el poder controlar mis finanzas actuales mas o menos bien. Sin embargo seria delicioso recibir una partidad extra de suerte de cuando en cuando y se que todos nosotros sentimos igual de cuando en cuando.

Y con decir esto decidi tomar algunas pequenas acciones en adelantar mi retorno a mi cocina creativa, ya que deseo crear mis tapitas y desgustarlas de nuevo con todos.
Casi esta totalmente recogido mis mesa para poder re-organizarla. Espero poder tener unos RAKs en un tiempo breve. Y una cosa que realmente esto disfrutando son los BLOG HOPS. Visitando estos blogs me esta energizandome, como dar agua a una planta o cambiar el aceite en el coche. Me siento la recarga de mis pilas y espero estar concinando pronto

Pasate a desgustar a estos blogs --estoy segura que te gustara!

Sweet Stamp Shop fue ganadora de un juego de estampas (ole!)
Create Serendipity conoci a Emily a traves de Memory Makers Forum hace muchos anos

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So life has been crazy -- mi vida no me deja

As usual too much going on and I'm spending more time on work/home and FB than actually running my blog -- bad me :) -- BUT the news I'd mentioned in last post well didn't pan out as hoped but nothing ventured nothing gained.
I'm writing today so can enter in a blog goodie contest
go see this FB page and the website, like it and tell em I sent you. maybe might win some stuff -- Good Luck

Sweet Stamp Shop

Como siempre ultimamente tengo demasiado ocurriendo a la vez. Ultimente estoy enfocado en mi trabajo, mi familia y pasando rato en Facebook en vez de crear tapitas. De hecho la noticia que querria haber annunciado quedo en nada. mas vale haberlo intentado que no haberlo hacho digo yo. ...Ni fu ni fa mi nota de hoy es para pasar informacion de un pequeno concurso para ganar algunos sellos...mira a los links y en su pagina de facebook dile que te envie yo. Suerte!