My bestest friend has awesome news to celebrate, she just told me and I am so happy for them, in honor of that I sat down to craft.  The girls at  ccb are doing a celebrate good times challenge so appropriate for my theme.  The girls @ theshabbytearoom have this beautiful inspirational photo, just look at those colors!  Wonderful Audrey did a beautiful flower, and then posted her tutorial at  thekraftjournal being a huge fan of kraft myself I decided to give it a try, their challenge this month is flowers.  I used a 1 inch circle punch so my bloom is smaller.  As I was making my sons bday invitations yesterday using this great  Kraft bag envelopes I decided to make my card a pocket to put something to give away.  I stamped with Teresa Collins scripture the Kraft circles for the back petals and used Girls Paperie blooms and bling button for the topper.  Making Memories banner stamp was used for the top banner along with some sequins and my handwriting! Don't you just love how well Kraft goes with pastels.   Now go visit everyone on the list and thanks for visiting me!

I have to wait one whole year for this to happen, this is one fragrant orchid!



 I was having a blast playing with my watercolors and discovered that I got a second set of them by pure chance, as the brushstrokes gave me a pretty silhoutte underneath.  I also wanted to play with this Prima beads and I cut them apart to play with them.  These are the photos from my previous post, those blooms are so pretty they deserved a page of their own.
These tiny alphas are the cutest!

Remember the pretty pictures of Miss M, well the day I went to pick them up, the lab tech had blown one out of proportions, see her way up there on the wall!
off for the weekend, unless I come up with something else...


When a child is born...

An Angel Sings, isn't that the most beautiful stamp, Crafty Secrets at its best!  Anywhooo I was thinking this morning how good and bad sketches can be, you get so used to them you forget to think on your own.   So this card comes from the heart, no sketches just challenges.  You see I am going to be an aunt, I can't wait until I have the little one in my arms to hold, hug, kiss and so I am gettting ready doing samples for him.  So this week it was Babies, buttons and bows, such wonderful 3 B's @ CCB and  Bingo play @ TSTR and monochromatic at CCC here's my card in the 3 B's and in the brads/buttons/die cuts category

 And I wanted to share some pics of my garden this morning, the azaleas are blooming and
I just love them so...plus it's a good excuse to get some pink on the blog, LOL!!!

Have a beautiful week and thanks for visiting!

OMG!!!!! This just in from the Color Room


OK moving on......Our features!

Just before we do that though. I received a note from one of our members this week. Her daughter had participated in the 50th palette......Take a look at this........

Mercedes Delgado Rivera from Puerto Rico.

She is one of our newest members this week. And you may not be able to tell from her gorgeous page, that she is just 6. She used the sketch and our 50th palette to complete her page. My goodness what a great job Mercedes. Hope you will join in some more!!!

Love the talent here!!

This is one PROUD MAMA!!!


Moon Groupies!!!

Kirsty made this cool sketch @ pixiedustpaperie and I couldn't resist playing. I don't know about you but I have been fascinated by the moon ever since I was a  little girl.  Ask my friends, I was screaming every time it showed up this past Saturday!  I do hope you made some time to stare at the sky this past Saturday when the moon was rising, OMG it was so big, majestic and beautiful.  Anywhooo I had this pictures that needed to be in a LO STAT, so I named it after me, a confessed moon groupy!!!
Please excuse the pic I may have to retake this one as it is a little blurry but I had to share this TODAY!



TCR is working on its 50th palette such beautiful monochromatic blues...
Miss M let me take some pics and I feel so bad the LO didn't photograph as white as it actually is, I have to learn so much from the editing process.  I was also inspired by one of their DT's  into using denim, she used it as a background, the full piece, oh my so beautiful, since I love flowers so much I decided to rip my DH's jeans and create some flowers to put on the page.  Before working the piece I had a photo shoot with her and I had so much eye candy it wasn't even funny, I guess I will be scrapbooking forever from her pictures.  Then I sent them to the lab to print and when I went to pick them up the photo lab tech had blown one of them to poster size to put on their place! Now I have to go back and take a pic of the place to show you, LOL, here's the one she blew out of normal proportions
and here is some more I wanted to work with

                                                       so grown up and yet only six????
                                          she looks so elegant like a real cameo, I love her so!
                                          And this is the final work, loved playing with the jeans
                                                          and the pearls and the lace, 
                                                    to me they work so good together


Father is King!

                                    Thank you girls for picking my tag this week, so happy!!

 King of our house and king of our lives!  This week the challenge is the king and I @ the citycrafter blog hop on the link to find out more.  I think this tag would be so perfect for a father's day gift.
Then I experimented with some punches to start making easter arrangements, what do you think of my first attempt at irises?

That's all for know enjoy your week!


El Pueblo

                                                                    Sketch 227

Utilizando la plantilla de pencillines para esta foto especial de Tere, Nina y yo, coleccion de American Crafts!

Sketch 229

Este lo hize reciclando todos los papeles excepto el cartoncillo, de mi coleccion de scraps!