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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 :)

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!