Friday, December 31, 2010
Hope you are getting ready for the party tonight and to welcome a great 2011 full of surprises, happiness, love and much more.
Year 2010 was a pretty good year for me... different things happened... good and not so good... great and little... wished and unexpected... happy and sad... but all of them made me be the person I am now to receive 2011.
One thing that happened is that I decided to have this blog to express myself and share scrapbooking projects with you, my friends. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I can continue posting information relevant to your needs and interests... maybe it's a project, maybe just a word, and just something that makes you laugh... Please continue visiting me in 2011. Tell your friends about my blog... maybe they'd like it too.
And I hope 2011 becomes a great year for you too.
Let me share this last project of the year I made a couple of weeks ago. It's a very simple project. You just need a tin and according to the size of it, you make your project. I had this octagonal tin with lid, of about 7". I cut a circle to fit in and embelished to use as frame for a 6"x4" photo. It's like making a little layout for one photo.
I used chipboard and covered with patterned paper and embelished with Xmas details.
Before applying glue or adhesives to all, I made sure to include two ribbons between the two chipboard sides, and attached with brads. These would serve as handles for a wood stick as you can see in next photo.
It serves as a nice gift for someone. You can include a photo, or leave it without it so the person can place the desired photo.
Place all in the tin as a Xmas gift.
The models in the photo are a nephew and two nieces. Hope you like it!!!
(patterned paper: Basic Grey, Memory Stor; embelishments: Fancy Pants; brads: Portafolia; ribbon: EK Success; others: Adhesives, chipboard, Martha Stweart punch; wooden stick, tin)
And... because tonight you will need something to drink in a glass... I will tell you about this recently discovered sparkling wine... Well... should I call it champagne? Yes, It's from Champagne, France. And there are several things I like about this champagne.
#1: It's not expensive... we bought it for about $10...
#2: It's from France... Most say best champagnes are from France!!! There are great cavas (sparkling wines from Spain are called cavas; just the ones made in Champagne, France you can call it champagnes), and other sparkling wines I love... but it's France, the mother of them!!! hahahaha)
#3: It's not made from the traditional grapes used for sparkling wines, which are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay... It's from Tempranillo! Yes, you read it right... Tempranillo....
#4: Tempranillo is a grape most popular in Spain... it's like the national grape! But this delicious liquid in a bottle was made from tempranillo... in France... crazy crazy...
This champagne tastes a bit stronger than others in terms of body... without losing the refreshing and bubbling sensation of a great champagne... If you like sparkling wines, you should also try this one... If you like tempranillo you should definitely try this Veuve du Verney... I don't even know how to pronounce it, and maybe I'm not giving you expert tips about it... but believe me... it's good.
And... if you are looking for a cava for tonight... and you like rosé, try Segura Viudas... very economical too... you can find almost everywhere... and will never let you down.
Happy New Year!
Let's celebrate the joy of being imperfect and be proud about it!!!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Try to think of all the things you've done... and those you still haven't! All you've said, and you have not... Become new with the new year.
Hope you have wonderful New Year's Eve and Day celebrations... and enjoy life.
And... change of topic. I wanted to share with you this layout about me and my dog. It's a very simple layout in terms of design and technique. However, it means a lot. And you know, it's only a dog... he doesn't know how to read... but I needed to express that I'm here for him. When he's sick, sad and in need to play with a ball... I'll be there. He's a very special dog and I have no doubt he's with us for a reason. This day I was kind of nostalgic and need to make sure it was clear I'm here for him... and I wanted to document the feeling.
So the journaling is written like I'm talking to Malbec, my dog-son, and I'm telling him: I'm here for you...
Sunday, December 19, 2010
(Patterned paper: Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard shapes: Fancy Pants; Stamps: Inkadinkado, The Angel Company, Portafolia; Inks: Color Box, Vibrance; Adhesives: Scotch, Generations, Glue Dots, Scrapbook Adhesives, Glossy Accents (Inkssentials); Paper punches: Martha Stewart, Memory Makers; Miscellaneous: buttons, cardstock scraps, gel pens, fiber/feather, scissors, paper trimmer)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
And now... tell me about your Christmas tree... Did you already have one at home?
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Just stopping by to alert you about this amazing giveaway sponsored by Robert's Arts & Crafts and DCWV.
Die Cuts with a View is one of the favorite brands and I'm subscribed to their blog... and I just found out about this giveaway. There are several ways to enter, but please click HERE to read more about Robert's Arts & Crafts and the details of the giveaway.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Well... I'll be travelling a couple of days for work and I wanted to make sure to post another message this week... and it's a great opportunity to confirm this "scheduled" posting works... So if you are reading this message before November is gone... then it works!!!!
Well well... so what's this post about? Does it happen to you? Is your mind very active when you are driving back home? I know minds are awesome and are always doing something... but when I'm driving back home is like I have relaxed and stressful feelings combined at the same time... Crazy, huh?
Have you ever scrapped your "driving back home" or similar experience? Do you like to scrap on everyday situations or do more traditional scrapbooking for birthdays, special occassions, etc? Please share your experience with me...
(patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Basic Grey; journaling card: My Mind's Eye; stamp: Glitz Designs; flowers: Prima; brads: Fun Expressions; ink: Color Box; pen: Sakura, Sharpie; punches: Martha Stweart; adhesives: Scotch, Scrapbook Adhesives; miscellaneous: cardstock, ribbon, Cricut cartridges Opposites Attract & Graphically Speaking)
Friday, November 26, 2010
I'll be posting more LO's during the next weeks... as far as my computer allows me... hehehehe...
Hope you continue enjoying the Holidays... and by the way... Do you have your Xmas tree already? We already have ours... and it's just something so different from traditional... but you'll have to see it... I can't tell you... Maybe in some future post...
(patterned paper and journaling card: Bo Bunny; Heart banner from patterned paper, letters and chipboard hearts: American Crafts; ribbon: EK Success; adhesives: Glue Dots, Scotch, Scrapbook Adhesives; miscellaneous: glitter pen, cardstock)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Is it Christmas yet?
Yeahhh... It's the most beautiful time of the year! La la la la...
These are my first cards this year... I used My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland collection and with the help of some stamps, ink, punches and ribbon, I created them.
This one shows some symbols of the Season... Aaaaah the tree!!! Santa's hat!
This other one features a Christmas ornament in the middle with a detail of three trees in a corner...
This one, very simple and delicate... the tree as the main character!
I love the way the ribbon lace looks combined with punched borders from patterned paper.
My brother's birthday is this month... He's 45 but he's still a kid inside... so the card I made for him is a puzzle...
This is what he's going to receive:
I imagine his face when he gets it... He will open the bag and get the pieces just like these:
Then he'll have to put them together to be able to read the message.... Here it is:
Because it's the first one I make of this type, I worked in the surface of the puzzle with paint, stamps, embossing, gel pens, and glossy accents... I wanted to make it fast and simple... and for me these elements are better to work with...especially since you are working in a surface that you'll break apart in pieces. But with these puzzle cards from Joann you can work with patterned paper, 3D elements, fibers, fabrics, use the pieces as stencils, etc. etc... The cards come with envelopes, but I thought it was better to send in a bag as a treat... Do you like it?
(puzzle card: JoAnn Craft Essentials; inks: Staz-On, Color Box, Portafolia, stamps: Glitz Designs, Inkadinkado, Plaid; embossing powder: Ranger; miscellaneous: gel pens, embossing gun)