Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sense of Humor... Very necessary!

It has really been an experience...

After pass of Hurricane Maria thru Puerto Rico we just had to adapt... and survive.

Sense of humor was key.

One day... it was really hot... we didn't have electricity yet, or ice...  And my husband served a warm Gatorade in a flute glass... with fake ice. 

It was just a joke...  Let's laugh and live life as is. :)

I framed the photo with lots of ephemera from different brands and sources...  cut outs, stickers, words from patterned papers, straws, washi tape... corners, sequins, and more...

Just had to document it...  Hope you like it.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hobby or Therapy?

You know I've been documenting a few things that happened during pass of Hurricane Maria thru Puerto Rico... or as consequence after it...

One of the things I confirmed during these times of desperation was that having a hobby can be a life saver.  Yes... because in good times, you have a hobby and you enjoy free time, and you share with others in some cases, or simply "pass the time" (There's no coincidence that in Spanish, "hobby" is "pasatiempo")...

But in difficult times... in hard times... it seems that you don't have time for a hobby and it's not a priority.  

However, a hobby like scrapbooking, paper crafts or general crafts... is life saver.  It's like therapy and it gives you a great opportunity to escape.

In my world I get lost... Time passes and I don't realize it.   My mind runs and travels... imagines, creates, and is free.   During these hard times when we didn't have electricity or basic services (we did have food and all we need to live), when I needed to relax... my hobby was there.

So this layout shows how I am free in my world, when I am creating.  I used a design paper as base, that kind of reminds me on things flowing... like air...  it has flowers and beautiful colors but the swirls kind of let me go...
I place my photo in a corner and surrounded it with circles... because I am in my own world and in my own circle when creating...   

Note the bird cages and the birds...  it's symbol of my escape when I am creating...  the cages are a stamp from Unity Stamp Co...

I hope you like my page.  You probably saw it in my facebook or instagram pages.  Let me know your thoughts.  

A CAS card for Unity Show and Tell Challenge

This is a CAS card I shared with my friends at Unity Show and Tell Facebook group.  Just wanted to post it here...

It was a color challenge and I went with love theme.

I used stamps and different kind of tapes, plus enamel dots and cardstock.

Love the combination of these colors... :)

Hope you love my CAS card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Just the 3 of Us!

Hey there!

I have already shared some of these pages in Instagram or facebook but this is kind of the whole mini album of a special day.

Long story short... I have a beautiful goddaughter that a while ago asked to be with only the two of us (hubby and I) for a weekend...  It seems like a very normal thing, right?  but the truth is that we usually share with her on special occasions or mostly when she's with her dad or mom during specific weekends... being her parents divorced.  So, for us to spend the weekend with her, we would need from either one of them to give in some of their time.  This was very difficult to achieve but finally with their consent, her father gave us some precious time.

I decided to document this in a little mini album using "Simple Memories" pocket pages while creating my own cover and using multiple brands cards, papers and more.  I used Crate Paper, Theresa Collins, Glitz, Simple Stories... just to mention some of the brands.

I still think I can add some pages and embellishments, but the core and main documentation is quite done.

We were actually together one day and a half...  We get her one afternoon, went to the movies, had fun... then she spent the night at home...

The following day we had a great brunch, then went to a circus and back in home we made cookies while waited for her to be picked up.

We found out the most she liked was the inexpensive and simple things.  She just wanted to be with us and share activities.  Making cookies was the best for her and this might become a tradition for the three of us... who knows!

We are blessed to have her in our lives and that she loves to spend time with us... and I mean quality time... talking, knowing each other and sharing simple things.

Thank you for you visit.

And thank you specially for your comments... share your thoughts with me please. :) 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy Anniversary!

Today's a very special day.  It's my 20th Wedding Anniversary.  I am so grateful to have a great friend as a husband...  Yes,  he's first of all my best friend.  I cannot think of anybody else I have trust and feel comfortable telling anything.  And of course, a great husband who's always taking care of me... in all senses.  Thank you my love. 

I made a very simple card for the occasion using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  Love this image of the two flute glasses and the heart... it is definitely a symbol of celebration and love.  And also, the sentiment.  We both love wine, so this is like a perfect funny message for us.

Added some glitter as champagne and some watercolors to give some life to the image.

Inside the card I also stamped this image of the hearts in strings, and added the numbers of years of marriage.  The sentiment is also a very cool way to say the message other than the traditional "Happy Anniversary".

This is how it looks...  I used different geometrical shapes with irregular forms, including the blue triangles to make whole composition very asymmetric.

Happy Anniversary my love.  Hope you are reading this.  And this is to many more years together!  Cheers!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Another Scraplift from Paper Issues

Here's another Scraplift from Paper Issues that I loved making it a few days ago.

Original layout is at the end with the link to the challenge so you can also participate.

My husband and I love wine.  we've been tasting wine and enjoying for about 20 years... actually we will have our 20th. anniversary tomorrow and it was at the beginning of our marriage my husband got interested on the topic and we started to learn and enjoy...

Today, my husband is a certified sommelier and still learning and studying... It's just his passion.  I might not get in to so many details as he does, but I sure enjoy wine and it is one of my passions too.  The name of my blog is not just a coincidence, you know? LOL.

I used stamps from Unity Stamp Co and some chipboard, patterned papers and stickers. .. 

Here's the whole view of the page... these are my DH and I :).

And as promised, here's the original layout.  Beautiful, right?   Click HERE if you want to see the details on the challenge.  Have fun.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Sketch Challenge - Paper Issues

Hola a todos... Hi everyone!

I used a sketch inspiration for this layout about our last Thanksgiving.  There is always so many things to be thankful for... but this past year... was really a challenging year... sot the gratefulness
feeling was even greater.

The sketch I used is from one of the Paper Issues challenges going on this month of January.  Scroll down to see the sketch and link so you can also participate.

I used acrylic paint, doilies, a wooden mason jar lid insert, flowers, sequins, bakers twine, patterned paper and more....
The title in English is "Thank You God".

When you take a look at the original inspiration sketch please note how I twisted it to the left for my page... and hope you like it.  :)