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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!