A new Love, Case File No.35

Hi everyone! Today marks the 35th case file over at CSI, and amazing palette awaits your creativity this week as they are finishing their "Down by the Sea" theme for the month of August.
I have to tell you after seeing the palette's reveal how inspired I was by the images in the inspiration photograph.  So many beautiful details to grasp and be inspired by...
I hope you get the same vibe and go work on it!
There was a necklace that just put my brain to work immediately, it was my inspiration along with a palm frond that was sneaking by the right hand side. 
I decided I wanted to replicate the look of the palm tree and since they abound so much here in my precious island I knew the real thing was easily found to look up close.
I then drew on my paper and started cutting.  This was almost a month ago when I was clueless it would become an instant trend and even has a name "paper feathers".
Well now you know where my inspiration came from and it was something I couldn't reveal until today.
Now continuing on the inspiration from the necklace, there was also a little heart tucked into the picture, that I used as the "charm" of my so called necklace
This heart used to be the charm of a necklace I owned done in coconut by a local artisan.
I had saved it forever and saw it fit to reuse it as part of my page.
More wood is found on the frames and bow by Crate Paper

I hope you can see a wee bit of the shadow created by the palm leaves, it looks like the real thing I tell ya!
And here's the full page! I hope it inspires you in one way or the other!

I wanted to thank Debbi and the fabulous DT at CSI for having me this month
 as a Special Investigator, love working on the challenges!!!
Hope your weekend is a blast!!!


love you

Hi everyone!
I am resuming my regular posts, hopefully pretty soon back to normal, today I was inspired by a sketch over at skissedilla, you can click on the link to go there.
Nabon drew this gorgeous sketch and I had these 2 photos of my little one
at the beach.  The thing is the day they developed the pics it looked so retro
like an old polaroid and I didn't wanted to scrap them.
When I saw the sketch it was an instanti click, I used a paper by MME that had sort of the old polaroid shapes and hand cut to to create the frames to fit the sketch.
Then I pulled out ad old mask by Prima that had a circle of blooms and I gessoed
my background for the flowery effect
I decided the zipper pull had the perfect title "Love You"

 As you can see the background was done with the mask and gesso
 And here is the full version!!!
loved playing with the mixed media and the washi tape and now I am very happy with my old looking photos in their new polaroid casing!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Toro Verde

Hi everyone! Can't believe 10 days have passed since my last post, well we were dodging a Tropical Storm now turned Hurricane, Mr Isaac, to be precise.  So no posting and no scrapping for me.
Since, besides the gloomy weather, we are back to normal, I started scrappin again.
As you can tell by the new blinkie I made the Sketchers Design Team!!!
Couln't be more excited for I have loved their site since the start.
Here's my interpretation of their new sketch but I want you to pay attention to your calendars as we will now be hosting a bi monthly challenge on the 1st and the 15th!
here's the sketch
I wanted to document a recent rip my son did with his uncle to Toro Verde
They boast the longest zipline run in the world a mere 1.446km long!
here's my take
Here's my take on this weeks Guest DT sketch
over at Colorful Creations, just follow the link and make some time to participate!
loved the stitching provided on the sketch and decided to use a rub on for a faux stitch effect!
Now how about the lovely blue, well turquoise of the Caribbean sea!!!
We had the most fabulous day among the best of friends and we all brought our families.
We were welcomed by a school of jelly fish, they were purple and huge.  What we didn't know is they travel the currents of the storms...So Isaac was on its way a few days short of our trip
I will share more later!


Cake Fun!

These are the last pictures of Miss M's birthday # 8 already, where did my little baby went???
I have used this fab sketch to include 3 pics!!

Even Solecito is all grown up!

I used a little envelope I made out of cardstock to store some memories I have of this day!

Here's the full page!
The Sketcher's site is looking for some DT members to give inspiration to their members.
Here's what you need to do
If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then here is what you need to do:
1. Create a layout from the sketch below and email it to sketchesforyou@gmail.com
2. Post about the DT call on your blog along with your layout from the sketch
3. Leave a comment below telling me that you would like to be considered for a position and which position you are applying for. Make sure you include the link to your blog where your layout is and your email address.
4. Become a new follower and spread the word about the sketch blog!
No previous DT experience needed to apply. Because of the term start date, the call will be only be open August 22, 2012. The selected members will be notified by email by the 23rd. The first layout will go live on September 3, 2012 and each Monday thereafter
Good luck to all who apply!!!



Hi everyone, it's time for a new color palette at CSI!
and this one is an absolute stunner

and since I am a Special Investigator here's my framed piece
I certainly get a kick out of this!!! LOVE it!

here are some close ups of my work, the stars are sequined beauties made by Harmonie
I switched the pink centers for pearls to go with the palette
the extra stars from my punch were scattered around the page

here's a close up of my journaling documenting our trip to Culebra to snorkel among sea turtles, so magical and so special!!
Now I wanted to tell you about my net, it is a circular piece that is found in butcheries to wrap meat before baking, oh well I am resourceful. My mother brought it for me from a butcher in North Carolina since it is not sold here in Puerto Rico.
Little did she know I would use for scrapbooking.
I split it in half and then manipulated it around with my sewing machine so that it looked like a fishing net.  The way our fishermen drape it to dry after coming from the sea.
Then I broke it further to make way for my journaling!
there are real sea shells also as my ephemera on the net!

Thanks so much for being such cool investigators and coming to read some more here.
If you are a regular visitor, thanks!!! and to see the full view come to CSI to see the page!!!

Luv ya!



Always Lovely

Hi everyone!!!
It is almost time for the weekend, hope you are ready to have some fun, today I am super excited because my Rebell page was featured at The Color Room last night, thanks ladies for picking my work! It was a lot of fun to create.  For this post I took inspiration on the Prima
BAP/sketch of the month.  It is lovely like a ray of sunshine!


I used their new Tea-Thyme collection to create my page.
Last Sunday on our way to visit grandma we stopped for a cup of tea for Miss M and café for me.
I guess they finally realized she was all grown up because they served her on a real porcelain cup,
she was thrilled beyond words, so here's the photo all dolled up!

Don't you just love the color scheme?  I tell you my local deli never looked prettier, LOL!!!
I used the frame of the photo to create a pocket to hide my journaling
Brandi has this challenge up and running at CC, check it out!
I also handstitched a canvas heart with embroidery, managing to stitch a couple of French knots in it!
After creating my rays I gessoed my new fave mask onto everything
Here's the journaling

And here's the full page
I hope you enjoy your weekend and find inspiration in the everyday!!!


pps had to share my cup of coffee with you
isn't it lovely!!!! if you are a local or just visiting come stop by Erik Gyros,
it is not only pretty it is the best coffee in town !



Hi all this sure seem s to have begun as a very inspiring week!  There is this gorgeous palette over at TCR and it is just right up my alley!
You know how we always do a photo shoot the girls and I, well this years it was named
photo shooting, swimsuit edition
We had a lot of fun taking the kids to the beach and taking photographs of each other, just days before our kids begin school
This palette and the new Prima products inspired me to do this!

Here's the full view
I do hope your week is as inspiring as mine!



Live , Laugh, Play

It was pure coincidence that I had this recent photo in my hands when Fi released her new palette at CC.  What a precious photo for inspiration and the colors are fab!
Can you see the resemblance here, between the Wii game and the dollhouse, it couldn't be more perfect.  I wanted to highlight that the girls are wearing skates, but for the life of me couldn't find the piece of scrap I had saved with the skates on.  Of course they will magically appear when I am NOT looking...

I used Prima's new mask, I am in loooove, it is more than I wanted I gessoed my way around the photo to bring the attention to the girls

Part of the challenge included stitching and I was hooked a couple of hours with my needle, I used twine in a different shade of green too bad you can't tell by the picture.
I found the inspiration to do my page here
it is a new site to help you find your mojo, no challlenges, just sketches, if you need some go use the link and find some inspiration!
Then I did a second challenge for Rachael, it is a recipe fun and gave me just the perfect excuse to scrap this cool photos of the kids at the pool!

I texturized my canvas with a mask and then machine stitched it to the cardstock.
No sketch just my imagination running wild with the pieces I had in front of me!
hope you find inspiration to work your precious everyday moments
and enjoy your Sunday!!!



One Summer Day

Hi!  This month I have been invitied to be a guest designer for CSI,
As you know I am a huge fan and play frequently and I was thrilled beyond words at the invitation!
This is the first case I was assigned, can you tell how right up my alley this is????
Those yummy colors are totally Caribbean!!!
Here's my take with the special frame around it, oh I just looove it!!!

now it is your turn to head over and play
I will be back with closeups and a how to for the washi tape
I will keep you posted!!!
Have an awesome weekend!!!