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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 :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

I am Winning, just not in cards//Ganando si, pero no con las tarjetas

I figured I try my hand at submitting for publication. I used to try alot w/o success a few years back and thought would be nice to do it again. I keep forgetting that all my supplies are OLD OLD OLD hahahaha. No matter I tried again. I sent in two cards for under the category that asked for use of natural elements like burlap, canvas, cork etc. I actually thought they were very good but not good enough. so now I get to publish them on my blog for you all to enjoy.

It won't stop me from entering, I think I'm just not feeling the current groove thing yet. Practice makes perfect so back to the craft table for me :)

Pense que mandaria algunas tarjetas a una llamad de busqueda de tarjetas por publicacion. Hace anos lo hacia sin exito pero decidi animarme de nuevo. Lo que olvido siempre es que mis productos son Viejos, Viejos Viejos jejejejeje. No obstante al ataque . Crei dos para la catagoria que utilizaba elementos rusticos y naturales como tela de campo o vaquera, corcho, etc. Honestamente creo que son buenas pero no les capturaron a los jueces esta vez, asi que os la pongo aca para que desgusten a mis tapitas nuevas.

Esto no me parara de crearlas o entrarlas en concurso, solo que aun no he cogido el pulso corriente de esto aun. La practica hace perfeccion asi que vuelta a mesa de manualidades :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pay It Forward (finally hehe)//Acto de Amistad (por fin jeje)

Last year I posted a Pay It Forward comment, having seen it on other's posts. I had 5 women sayd they wanted something Handmade from me which should have been a no brainer...well it ended up being a No Can Do but any of us unfortunately. Sooo when saw it posted again on another feed I signed up and resurrected my 5 ladies. I did get fantastic handmade wool heart and earrings from my post. And here is my first PIF being sent out -- I hope to make each gift different but I think she'll like it -- what do you think of this set of gift cards? I think they are cute :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I had 5 people comment on my blog and I I was able to confirm that 4 of them 'Liked' my FB fan page for a total of nine entries --I assigned numbers like this Sandi 1,2Penny 3, 4Amy 5, 6Mea5798 7Elisabeth 8, 9
Random.org pulled #6
CONGRATS AMY -- I will send you your Wizard in the mail either Monday or Tuesday :)

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Week #4 Giveaway saves the BEST for last//Lo Mejor para el final --Sorteo #4

Good Morning and Happy Presidents Day.

I can remember when we actually used to celebrate Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays as separate events. Kinda sad to see so many holidays lumped together and their importance shuffled off to Buffalo but guess that's the way things are moving ...

In any case I want to congratulate last week's winner. I'm waiting on her addy co can send out that box of goodies BUT I am ready to post my last gift to all.

I will be honest in stating that it was originally a gift to myself. 5 years ago Spellbinders was just getting off the ground. The forum I was one (Memory Makers Magazine) had some the very first users and raved about the product. Members were purchasing them and actually giving them names because they came out in colors. I purchased one from JoAnn, opened the box, labeled the plates and promptly became frustrated because my sandwiches wouldn't work. But before I could work out the kinks I packed it away, having never used once to cut or emboss, because had to take care of ill family members. I'd forgotten about it until recently and decided not to retack up a battle I'd lost with a machine that just didn't wish to be my friend.

So I would like to gift this to a reader. While the newer embossing/cutting machines have greatly improved they are still expensive. This one is should give a new user lots of pleasure as can be used with practically any die out there.

To get your name in the running, simply comment on this post. If you wish to like my Facebook page then you can get a second entry. It's that simple. While I've not had any restrictions on who could enter for this one I am requesting that only US residents participate because it will be a much higher postage rate to send it to you and to do so overseas might blow my pocketbook this go round.

In any case Good luck and THANK you for having made my 50th Birthday Month just a bit more special

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Week #3 Winner is...// Y la ganadora de #3 es....

Winner -- I had 5 post on the actual entry and 2 post on the re-post for a grand total of 7
Each was given a number in order of your post and number so the winner is #3

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner. Great giveaway and Happy Birthday Month to you!

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 7
Result: 3
Please Message me your addy --this will probably go out on Tuesday, Wed. latest

Thank you so much for sharing in my Birthday Month and hope you'll enjoy all the gifts :)

Week #4 Birthday giveaway may actually get posted later if not Monday for sure.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's and Week 3 giveaway up!//Feliz San Valentin mas el Sorteo # 3!!

to see this week's CAS Challenge scroll down please

Good Morning All and Happy Valentine's Day to all!
Everyone deserves to have love today:)

I am late in posting this week's Birthday Month Giveaway but I think it's worth the wait.

Yes that's right it's and ENTIRE BASKET of crafty goodness!!!

This basket holds items from Clear Scraps,SEI, Prima, Making Memories, Close to my Heart, Xyron, some fat quarters, dried flowers, wicker wreath, beads, alterable boxes, and two handblown suncatchers that I'd purchased but ended up never using. This is my Birthday/Valentine's Gift to a lucky poster...
For this giveaway you will need to LIKE MY FB PAGE and post on the FB POST that has this blog posted. I will randomly pick the winner on Sunday the 19th from the FB postings

I hope you'll continue to celebrate with me as there is still one more to come as I enter my 50th year with joy.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Bienvenidos a mi pagina hoy! Mi sorteo # 3 es completamente lleno de cosilla deliciosas para todo tipode manualidades. Para participar hacer un LIKE en mi pagina de Facebook y poner un comentario en este annuncio..Suerte y gracias por celebrar conmigo este cumple tan importante y por supuesto el Dia de San Valentin!

Monday, February 13, 2012

CAS Challenge //El Reto de Sencillo y Limpio

CFC39: Clean And Simple Paper Piecing

I made a paper pieced card this past week ..and that was before I realized that the CAS-Friday Blog's challenge was exactly that ... so here is mine using Sweet Stamp Shop & Stampin Up stamps, Echo Park/AC and Cosmo Cricket papers/Stampin'UP inks and markers/Making Memories paints/some loose alphas/Twinery twine and Xyron adhesives...

Hope you enjoy it and come back tomorrow and enter my Week3 Birthday Month Giveaway -- I've done two so far (scroll down to see what gift I gave for my big day) -- this week's will work for all crafting;, altered, sewing and paper --- join in :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Second Winner Alert//Las Ganadoras

Winner(S) -- seeing as only 2 people posted I will be sending gifts to both people
Anonymous said...
My kids would Love this. They love doing crafts but sometimes the little peices slip between their fingers right on the floor. It's so nice to hear you are liking your 50th so far. You are so blessed and very giving.
Amy Jones February 7, 2012 7:41 PM

Penny said...
Love Basic Grey. I'll share this on my FB wall: facebook.com/icouldbefake
February 10, 2012 10:52 AM

as Amy indicated the rolling stamps would be great for her kids and Penny indicated that loved Basic Grey I will divide the prize along those lines and send 1/2 to each along with some other items to make each gift 'super sized'! Can both of you please message/email me with your addy's so I can send these out no later than Tuesday...
Be watching for my 3rd giveaway but as am suffering the effects of migraine hangover am running waaaay behind today

Monday, February 6, 2012

50 - 4 - 48 and liking it //50 x 48 y me gusta

So I've been 50 for two whole days now... and I must say has been lovely.
Yesterday was a low key kinda day, church in the morning, announcing the giveaway winner, community choir practice in the afternoon and then laughing at the Superbowl commercials in the evening. Not too bad.
I promised a a giveaway every week of this month and so now here is #2

I have a package of Basic Grey Undressed chipboard elements and a Stampin'Up Jumbo Wheels with two stamp wheels and two ink cartridges in Bravo Burgundy and Brilliant Blue. I was gifted the later but never used it. I figured they'd be perfect for someone with small children as are that easy to use.

So win all you need to do to be in entered is post here and share the post on your FB wall. If you don't have a FB page no problem you'll still be entered.
It's my Birthday month but you all get the gifts --- Happy B-day to me :)
Pues ahora llevo los 50 desde hace 48 horas y puedo decir que me gusta. Mi cumple ayer fue tranquilo; ir a la iglesia, anunciar a la ganadora de la rifa #1, ir a ensayar con mi coro y lugo reirme de los annuncios del Superbowl.
Y como prometi una nueva oportunidad de ganar un regalillo aqui va
Un paquete de elementos de carton para decorar de Basic Grey y unjuego de estampas y tintas de Stampin'Up del model JumboRoller con dos disenos y dos cartuchos de tinta de color Tinto y Azul. Pensaba que seria idoneo para alguien con ninods porque es super sencilla a manejar.
Pues para participar ponme una nota aca y luego compartir este annuncio en tu Facebook, si no tienes facebook no importa entraras en el sorteo igual...Es el mes de mi nacimiento pero vosotras recibiras los regalos -- cumpleanos feliz a mi!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


And the lucky winner via Random.Org's random number generator was #3 --
I simply counted the number of posts and did 1-x and #3 came up

soooo without further ado..... MIRIAM PRANTNER

Blogger Miriam Prantner said...

Happy birthday! Found you through SSS's FB page. What a lovely generous thing to do. Thanks for the chance

Please Private message me on FB your mailing address and I will send you your Brithday Gift :)

I will be posting Birthday Giveaway #2 tomorrow so be sure to pop back in for a chance at it!!


La ganadora de mi primer rifa es Miriam Prantner --
Manana pondre los detalles de la segunda oportunidad de ganar --
no olvides de visitarme :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

50 years of Brithdays!!!//50 anos de Cumpleanos

It's the Big One Elizabeth!!!!
Anyone who is my age will remember this famous line from Sanford and Sons every time there was a something scary, important or shocking about to occur the father's life.

Well it's my big moment this month. Been mulling this one over and I've decided it's Special...Like all birthdays I'll only see it once but it's a milestone. I can remember actually thinking about being 50 when I was a young adult and wondering just what that would be like, now I know.... Pretty Darn Cool if you ask me.

So what does one do for that??? some people make goals, others life changes, and still others nothing at all. Me? I want to give gifts :) I am going to do 4 giveaways because it's fun to share. I'd have done a humongous party if had the resources but as don't they'll be items I'd like to win or get myself so you'll have to stop by and check out the goodies as we move through the month of February...

The rules are super simple and probably won't change much from week to week -- I would like visitors and, like any Birthday Girl, I'd like birthday wishes; so to enter all you need to do for this week's gift is tell me Happy Birthday. I'd hope you'd take a minute or two to look in my archives and, maybe just maybe, follow me but not required.

And now for the goodies --

The first is "The Core of It" stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop -- Nicole Rixon and her hubby opened this shop the middle of last year. Their designs actually fanned & rekindled the embers of a crafty fire I'd thought had gone out. I really like them and hope you will too.

The second is a NEW unused but mounted Stampin'Up set called The World Over. It is retired and rare...I found I had two of this 3 piece set so I figured someone might like it.

AND as an added bonus I'm adding a 7 Gypsy's Circle Book Kit

Let the Gift Giving commence!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feeling Pink // Colorada de Rosa

Morning all... well for some reason Pink seemed to be the color of choice when was creating the last couple of days. I decided to use some goodies that had won and recently acquired along with my stash. I'm very happy with the cards and I hope these tapitas will brighten your day as well-- A very special Shout Out to Sarah Loop. I used a puzzle piece she designed a number of years ago in a swap and which I was able to use on one of them... Love it!

Paper --Echo Parks 2010 Be Mine line, American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket
Stamps -- The Sweet Stamp Shop
Tools - Creative Memories Mini Hearts and Square Punch and Trimmer
Adhesive -- Xyron, Stampin'UP and EK 3D
Inks/Markers - Stampin'Up
Embossing -- Ranger
Embellishments -- The Twinery, Prima Flowers, Creative Memories Vellum sayings

Sample and Enjoy!
and thanks for popping in :)
Buenos Dias a todos! Por alguna razon el color rosa me engancho de tal manera que acabe disenando estas tarjetas utilizandolo libremente. Decidi incorporar algunas cosas recientamente adqueridas. Me alegraron los resultados y espero que a vostoros tambien os gusten mis nuevas tapitas. Una nota especial a mi amiga Sarah Loop, que fue la disenadora de la pieza de puzzle utiliada en una de ellas. Habia guardado esta delicia desde hace mucho tiempo y por fin pude anadirla a mi creacion con un resultado buenisimo.

Desguta de mis tapitas de hoy y gracias por visitarme :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fearless in Black&White//Sin Miedo en Blanco y Negro

The other day I saw the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #36 -- make a card in B&W and no other colors at all. It actually made my fingers itch to grab paper and ink. So last night, I looked over the entries and then my small stash of stamps and pulled out ones I had purchased when my boys were younger and experiencing all that dashing dare-devil stunt stuff. As I was thinking of the design and sentiment I got excited, but it was this morning after doing my devotional reading that I realized it was the perfect choice because it captured exactly how I was feeling inside.

You see today was all about setting your spiritual house to rights. You have to be fearless as you clean and straighten it out, getting rid of the junk, so that it will shine as it's supposed to. A clean house is clean. A godly house is godly. It's a Black and White situation, yes or no. I then was doing my read the Bible in a year and the passages were from Exodus where God is designing His Temple and giving instructions to Moses. The two passages dovetailed perfectly because we are to use our best work when creating our spiritual structure but we are to be fearless as we do it because only then will it be glorious. Once again it's Black or White you either are doing it or you are not.

My card doesn't have a spiritual sentiment nor image -- it's pure fast mountain biking -- working fearlessly to be a perfect dare-devil. A lot of work goes into being an athlete both inside and out to stand out in your field. I'd like to be more like that and, perhaps in the journey, be able to feel that joyous abandon of the wind in your face as I fly across the finish line.... It might be a bit more that what I usually write but it was really how feeling this morning. Perhaps my tapita will fill you up as well today..that's my wish for you.
Pues el otro dia via el reto nuveo del CAS-ual Fridays , que era crear una tarjeta hecha exclusivamente en blanco y negro. La verdad, mis manos querian ir solos a jugar con el paper, estampas y tinta en este mismo instante. Asi que anoche me puse a revisar mi pequeno grupo de estampas y acabe seleccionando una que habia comprado cuando mis hijos eran mas peques y estaban comenzando a hacer estas actividades que hacen a las madres envejecerse de un momento a otro sin pensar en las consequencias de sus acciones. Mientras buscaba al sentimiento idoneo, mi entusiasmo crecia pero no era hasta esta manana, cuando termine con mis lecturas devocionales en la biblia, que me di cuenta que mis selecciones capturaron como me sentia.

Es que hoy mis lecturas trataban con nuestra obligacion de mantener nuestra casa espiritual limpia, bonita y sana. O esta limpia y en orden o no lo esta -- balnco y negro. Pero para hacer esto hay que seguir adelante sin miedo de tirar lo viejo y sucio para que se brille como debe. A continuacion leia en el libro del Exodo que Dios dio instruccione muy claras y detalladas de como debe construir su templo. son instrucciones para nosotros tambien, utilizar lo mejor siempre y sera divina la casa. Esto tambien es blanco o negro, o estas dando lo maximo o no lo estas.

Mi tarjeta no contiene ni imagen ni sentimeinto espiritual/religioso -- es una ciclista en bici de montana yendo a toda velocidad -- un atleta trabajando duro, sin miedo a ser lo mejor posible. Un atleta de este calibre dedica mucho labor tanto externo como interno para ser exitoso y brillar como una estrella. Yo quisiera ser mas como este atleta en mi vida espiritual, y quizas como premio podre sentir este abandono delicioso cuando el viento vuela por la cara al cruzar la meta como una campeona...tal vez estos parrafos son diferente a lo que normalmente escribo pero es como me siento hoy...mi deseo es que mi tapita de hoy te llena igual que a mi...

Stampin' Up Black and White Pigment Ink
Junkitz - Rubons
Bazzill and Stampin' Up Paper
Ranger Clear Embossing powder

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Since my last post it's been a bit busy... youngest son had wisdom teeth out. Unfortunately he and anesthesia/pain killers don't mix well and he's been a rather unhappy/sore camper. Oldest is hot on the P90X trail again and my nephew is hurring to cath up to his older cousins in all things cool LOL
As for me well work has been busy. Went into the office last week, it was nice to see my co-workers but he day was rather hectic. I like my home office feel :)
That evening helped a friend update a medical presentation booklet we'd worked on a couple of years ago for the patients. Scrapbooking is not just for memory keeping.
It's been COLD here in NH but not that much snow for which am somewhat grateful. Really not into shoveling this year.

Fast forward to yesterday and Monday..... I was actually going to try and submit designs for the recent Sweet Stamp Shop DT Call but the more I looked at my style in relation to what is currently being done I find my personal style just isn't the CAS (clean and simple) style that seems to be the norm right now. I like Bold, I like Eclectic, I like Shabby, Vintage, Victorian, Modern AND I like to mix it all up at the same time or not, so that means none of my cards, layouts, ATC's etc have a prevailing style other than they are completely different from each other. And that's what a Tapita is: UNIQUELY Delicious item just for being itself. If you can duplicate it while in the moment then great but even when you make it again it may very well be DIFFERENT somehow.

These two designs are products of how I was feeling the past couple of days Big, Bold and Chunky, very different results from my last cards... I need to start doing Layouts again as well as am very behind ..... in any case enjoy :)
"Scoops" is left over ribbon (manuf ??) stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop, Inks Stampin'Up and generic letters, Paper is Creative Memories and Bazzill, "Forever" is Rubons (?), Stampin'Up Inks, Target colored brads, ribbon, Prima flowers...

Here's hoping mis Tapitas fill you up enough to keep you coming back again ... Hasta la proxima amigos!

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 and I'm off // Un buen comienzo 2012

Potential -- yup that's what we ALL have and Thank the Lord we're aren't done yet! I've been thinking that I've got a lot but due to many things my own creative and personal spaces have been so diminished that I can only grow. I decided I needed to reconnect by trying very hard to create and put things in order. I fell in love with a stamp set, Sentimental Birds, by The Sweet Stamp Shop which is being officially released tomorrow but that I got ahead of time on ScrapbookSteals.com about a month ago. With the holidays I couldn't find time to use it but use it did :)
I manged to design two totally different cards using the stamp and some quote stamps I had from Stampin'Up..

Because most of my stock/stash is woefully out of date I can't even begin to tell you whose paper/ribbons/embellies are whose but can say I have Karen Foster and Bazzill papers, handmade tissue paper, Mode Podge, Glue Dots and EK 3-D adhesives, generic copper glitter glue, Stamping up Inks and Markers and Ranger clear Embossing powders.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did designing them and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my new and regular visitors!!!
Escribo algo esqueto -- menciono que todos tenemos potencial y Gracias a Dios podemos seguir desarrollandolo porque siempre podremos crecer. Estas dos tarjetas son mis tapas del dia de hoy espero que las desgustan con alegria, igual que a me dio al disenarlas... mi objectivo en 2012 es recapturar el ritmo de "concinar" mis tapas con regularidad como hacia..Favor de pasar por aqui amenudo, estarais bien venidos!!! Feliz 2012 a todos!