Challenge 206 is live

CCG new combo is live and there is a yummy monochromatic palette for you to work with!  But there is also a twist, you must also follow a recipe!

Here is what a came up with,
a ledge done with a resin embellishment by Melissa France
Wood used wooden buttons and spools
stripes in my ribbon
transparency over the photo by Prima
Cap letters over the ledge
I wanted to wrap them up in the twine since they are together for the good and the mischief, I stamped in grey around the page a beautiful stamp by Pink Paislee, tore the edges so you could see the Websters behind and put my caps on the ledge like the inspiration photo.

For my card I used a piece of Websters to make my ledge and hold the letters and the wooden spool
and on the inside I wrote the following
but above all BE

I hope this inspires you to create this beautiful week ahead!
and remember we are going to
scrap the town pink!!!!
Sept. 28, 2011 10:30 AM
Oct. 1st, 2011 1:30 PM


Movies, Songs or Books Challenge! and an announcement

the kraftjournal is having a challenge this week, like every Monday, I just haven't been able to play, but this week as I am setting myself to participate, this happened:

If you thought I was behind it, you thought wrong, LOL!!! there is someone else taking my place in this challenge.  Remeber Little Miss M, this is totally her idea.  I received a huge box yesterday, I heard her asking me for some scissors, not  any scissors but ones that could cut cardboard.  She has been trained on the proper use of scissors , never touch the fabric ones....Then she comes to me with this idea, that she wanted to do a notebook with the piece od folded box and that she had an idea for the closure, hummmm  Then she needed to "borrow" some papers to cover her book, you know, pretty papers.  So I gave her some Basic Grey...
see the begginings of the closure on her right side?

here's Diego sneaking a peek!
testing the closure before covering it up

And here is the finished piece inside and out

My only contribution was to use the sewing machine to sew some velcro for the closure
the back cover

The front cover, so  I am entering, now 7 year old Mercedes into the challenge!

The mall where the store is located has a Breast
Cancer Clinic, where they do mammograms . 
Wed.Sept 28, 2011@ 10:30 AM
Saturday Oct 1st @ 1:30 PM
we will do a
"Scrap the Town Pink", event
with proceeds going to a local fund for women who are in need.  So please
come and participate you will leave with a beautiful LO and will contribute to a noble cause, you never know who will be next!
Hoping to see you here,


note: if you can't come and would like to contribute to the fund, please don't hesitate to email me, we thank you for your support!



Lessology is a new challenge blog founded by Angie and Yvonne.  It is a challenge blog dedicated to altered things, hmmmm!!! Does that sound to you a ton like me!!! I am willing and able to alter anything that comes my way, specially if it's something that has seen it's prime and needs to be reused in another way!
They are looking for a new design team member, they want us to apply with our work, I first heard about the blog by Audrey, I can consider her my friend, although we have never met each other outside the blogosphere I bet you our conversation would go endless if we ever met each other face to face, I admire her work very much.  So I decided to apply considering the subject is something pretty much my alley! Here is a lamp I gave new life to, basically rescued from the trash and turned to treasure!

There is a lot of love and work into this one, I used cardstock to cover up the beaten shade and misted it with some stencils, reused a piece of old lace for the bottom, flowers are old and new, butterfly is new.
If you look around my blog you will find a lot of projects that are off the page , I love creating from nothing, even constructing out from discarded cardboard boxes and reused chipboard, just take a look and see that altering stuff is just second nature to me
a pincushion out of repurposed canvas and recycled felt!
recycled glass, ball and papers
pure repurposed chipboard and paint
from scrap paper
recycled packaging...
Well I just feel like I would  LOVE to be a part of you guys and would be a great addition to the team!
This week at Scrapbook Challenges Sookie made this awesome sketch, we could work it any which way we wanted and on the link you will find all the great interpretations of the DT!

I think it is perfect for this page of my son skateboarding, don't you think?

All the supplies from Teresa Collins, loving this sport line!
hope you can make it over there to play!


Color Combos 205 to the plus!!!

Hi everyone, I have been away , computerless, if that is a word... so I have missed stopping by everyone's blogs, I have no clue as to what is going on in the bloggosphere, and I miss you all so much. 
Anywhoo being without a computer has its perks, I see everything on the positive side, yes I have been very productive, not spending so much time in the computer frees me to create.  This weeks new palette is very inspiring, who doesn't love playing with dusty pink, red, beige and teal?  In my book this is the ultimate plus!!!!
This is your inspiration photo and here is the CCG link so you go straight to the Reveal to be inspired.

Seeing these gorgeous women makes me want to be one of them, LOL, they are gorgeous.  The focus is on product this time around, inspired by the photo you will have to use any kind of mesh material that works with the color combo. 
This time I wanted to use this photo of me, yes every once in a while we need to have pages with ourselves in them.  Remember the photo shoot we had back in May? well Myriam took this photo of me and I wanted to scrap it, it is a part of who I am, since I was in 5th grade I have been using a camera, I have taken so many moments in pictures I can not keep count.
Then I saw the sketch this week at OUAS and thought it was so perfect, I could scrap to one of my fave songs from Nickelback: Photograph, very appropriate for my photo...
Here is some of the lyrics that I hand wrote and a peek at one of my DS old photographs, he was so little then.

A side view for the textures here

Some textural views of all the yummy layers...

I made this using the color combo for my kids first day of school!
This one I made because I just couldn't resist such a glorious palette to work with...
And a small card for your inspiration I wanted the dressfrom to represnt the letter I in
I Love You!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend full of inspiration
A big hug


Attitude, it suits you!

OUAS has their new sketch up, well since the first, I just had not found the time to play, here is the sketch for your inspiration, and mine...

pretty, isn't it!  of courseI had to play, you see I have this photo of this little Miss who is full of attitude
you see that face? it is her no more pictures face!!!! gotta love her attitude, she comes out looking like a model withouot even intending too

this Webster's collection was made for her!

 I saw that jar on the paper with the little LOL flag and I wondered how long will it last?  this new way of talking in capital initials...I remember the first ime I saw it written in an email and wondered what it meant.  The way this generation is teaching us new ways to express our emotions with smiley faces and initials and how imperative it is for us to catch up if we want to be able to communicate with them ;)
The challenge this time around for our Journalling Criteria: Finish this line "A PERFECT DAY IS....." . Your journalling has to be at least 2 lines long, and with the theme of a whatever a perfect day for you is or a perfect day that you have had already e.g. a birthday, a holiday, a childhood memory, a wedding day, graduation day etc. Your journalling can be ANY type : handwritten, typed, etc...
i am pretty sure I wrote more than 2 lines, I wanted to keep it clean and decided instead of stitching my borders to write all around my page, here is what I wrote:

"My dear Mercedes a perfect day for you is full of attitude.   You can surprise me with your attitude, even when I attempt to take your photos.  That sassy attitude of yours that I find so endearing and that gives you the perfect model shots.   Keep it up little one, it suits you! "

Now Anabelle is not only the guest designer at OUAS but she is also hosting the "Let's Celebrate" challenge at Webster's .  Now go over and play!



Challenge 203 at CCG is live and is it a FABULOUS one!!!!

  This is my take on the inspiration board!

The challenge was to use some kind of translucent product in our page, so I used an overlay in the main photo.

This is combo 202, I didn't get a chance to present this one properly, I used a photo of one of my DH's begonis, the first one in the garden this year, and it looked like silk!