Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to Scrapbook Challenges , a fabulous network of friends awaits you to challenge yourself weekly!
If you have just stopped in, please join us and start at Cheryl's blog!
My name is Milagros C. Rivera I live in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I am the mom of a 15 year old son and a soon to be 7 daughter, (July the 3rd as she constantly reminds me on her special countdown).   I have being married to my soul mate for 16 years. We also have a menagerie of pets, 2 guinea pigs, 1 hamster, 3 dogs and 1 cat all happily living with us. When my daughter was born I stayed home and 2 years after decided to open a Scrapbook store to channel my creativity and be able to be a full time mom while working. Ha talk about juggling That has given my daughter the opportunity of having her own honey bee scissor in her hands since she was 2! She has been with me all those years and when she started school the space felt terribly empty without her. So now I teach a group of little girls from 4 to 9 every Thursday after school. Besides having my camera with me all the time I enjoy my orchids and my baking, I am planning to start my own veggie patch.
I starterd scrapbooking when my son was born 15 years ago, there was nothing ,so his first albums are filled with hand illustrations done by me and tons of calligraphy. I remember browsing through my grandma's big scrapbooks and I knew I had to do the same for him. I stopped and when my daughter was born, boy had the scrap world had changed. I loved every second of getting inmersed in pattern papers and flowers, I still do!
I continue to scrapbook first of all because it gives me pleasure and is the perfect artsy outlet for my creativity. Then because I love seeing my kids and family go through my pages and seeing the changes year after year, sometimes even a month of change brings a big difference. For instance this week my daughter lost her 2 front teeth and now she looks so grown up...
I joke about the style,  really, one time one of my friends saw a beach LO of my daughter and said it was "girly, vintage, artsy, beachy styled".  I guess I created a new style! Soooo it changes and evolves, but I guess layering and sewing are almost always present in some form. I love to experiment.
A fact not known by most,  my blogger avatar is me and dad when I was one!  And this is my first DT!!!!!
This is the new sketch we are working on!

and this is my take...

SS01 I heart you


RAKS involved in this blog hop:

1. For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket.

2. For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com.

3. For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary

4. One new member over the weekend will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary

Thanks for stopping by and visit, now hop on to Carmen's blog.

Here is the complete list , just in case you missed anyone!

Brynn (http://bzb-designs.com/blog/)

Shannon (http://sdombkowski.blogspot.com/)

Jolanda (http://jolandascrapsels.blogspot.com/)

Nicolle (http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.com/)

Chanell (http://www.theinstinctivescrapper.blogspot.com/)

Eka (http://addictedscrapbooker.blogspot.com/)

Patricia (http://patriciasperspectives.blogspot.com/)

Nanette (scrap-4-kids.blogspot.com.)

Jowilna (http://www.jowilnanolte.blogspot.com/)

Emilia (http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/)

Yara (http://itssummereveryday.blogspot.com/)

Anna (http://madetoscrap.blogspot.com/)

Cheryl (http://craft-thing.blogspot.com/)

Milagros (http://www.paperboutiquescrapbookingstudio.blogspot.com/) You are here and need to go to Carmen!
Carmen (http://kalahenscrapjoy.blogspot.com/)

Bev (http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/)

Amanda (http://afewpacesfromhere.wordpress.com/)

Sharyn (http://sharynthescrapper.blogspot.com/)

Marilyn (http://marilynrivera.blogspot.com/)

Dinah (http://dmaningat.blogspot.com/)

Ana (http://anazelia-myscrapbookaddiction.blogspot.com/)

Jackie (http://mybasketofscraps.blogspot.com/)

Lauri (http://lacreations99.blogspot.com/)

Natalie (http://njmacs.blogspot.com/)

Kate (http://www.earleyfamily.com/)

Sookie (http://totallydoodles.blogspot.com/)

Hop On


Cynthia Lloréns said...

I´m so glad to be in the same time of you...you are such a wonderful girl..and I love to talk with you!!!!!
I wish a wonderful weekend !!
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Beeceecreativity said...

fabulous fun spring colouring.. love the photo and the banner is perfect

Jolanda said...

Beautiful work!!!!Welcome to the team,!!
Have a very nice hop!

Bellaidea said...

This photo is so cute!

Dinah said...

i love the colors on your layout! congrats on the DT!

Alison said...

Congrats on making the DT....love your take on the sketch!

nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com said...

What a sweet layout! Love all the glitter accents.Congrats on being part of the DT and cant wait to get to know you better..:)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a cute page, and so happy to have you on the CCG DT! Congrats, Milagros!

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Milagros, me encantó tu pagina, una belleza! Ya vi varios de tus trabajos y me encantan, ya soy tu seguidora!!! Que bueno va a ser trabajar contigo!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

love the banner and the adorable photo! Congrats!

yvette said...

Congratulations on making the design team. I loved reading all about you. And your page is lovely.

AllisonC said...

I love your story! So glad to get to know you.

Unknown said...

Aww! What a sweet layout! Love the photo and colors. Great banner too! TFS

Pam said...

Great layout! I love the sparkle!

Phillis Walrath said...

Great BLog and LOS!!!!!!!!!!! I am so enjoying seeing all these blogs as I travel through the Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!

salme said...

Hi Milagros! Welcome to the team!!! :D

{Eka} said...

wonderful work! Congratulations!

Trisha said...

Really cute, love the picture of the kiddos.

Chiqui said...

WOW! I love your layout! So clean and fresh!

Yara said...

Hola, Milly! Me encanta tu layout, especialmente los colores y la fotos de tus nenes! Gracias por todos tus lindos comentarios en mi blog! Me hubiera gustado mucho compartir contigo en el DT de SC! Y me puse super contenta cuando vi tu nombre con el de Marilyn en CCG!!!! Wepa!!!! Felicidades!! Abrazos! Yara

Patricia Folchert said...

What a sweet layout, great job!

scrapbookertink said...

Congrats, your layout is lovely.

Becky Moore said...

FABULOUS!! I love the colors/papers you chose.
smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Natalie Jane said...

Welcome to the team!!! Amazing Layout too!!
nat xoxox

Faye Marie said...

Great banner!! Love the colors!!!!!1

Chels said...

Love the colors and what a sweet picture! Thanks for sharing

Julie H said...

so sweet! I love how you swapped the stars for the flowers

Eila Sandberg said...

Hey hey hey! wonderful news Milagros - CONGRATS again on making the team over at CCG!! Wonderful page and love the pic of the two, they really are so cute! Finally my working days are over for the summer and I have time to do what I like most for several weeks to come. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday darling! xoxoxo

Melissa Kaye said...

Love your layout! Clean, beautiful lines!

Cheryl said...

welcome to the DT. looking forward to working with you!

anazelia said...

love love love you page. that banner is fabulous.

Marilyn said...

Hermosa!!!Me encanta tu pagina y la foto tambien! Felicidades por hacer el SC DT, te van agradar las chicas son agradables y nos llevabamos muy bien espero siga asi. Me hubiera gustado compartir en el team contigo pero tuve que escoger era mucho para mi 5 team. Espero te diviertas y la pases bien en SC.

Jessica Navarro said...

Adorable page! Congrats on your first DT! Super sweet photo.

Kim said...

Precious LO! Love the glitter heart and arrow border!

Rose Ann said...

adorable pic, perfect colors!

Alyssa said...

Aw, that's just adorable! Love your layout.

Myriam said...

Looove your use of color in this LO, and of course, I always enjoy the special feelings shown in the photos of the ones you love!

Michelle Hernandez said...

I'm so glad I found you blog! I've been searching for fellow PR scrappers! I live in Brooklyn but was raised on the island near Mayaguez. The page is beautiful- love the design and the yellow and pink palette.