Almost twins

Hi again! Busy week, just the way I like it!!!
Today I am dabbing in a foreign color for me, purple...I know someone who is
going to be very happy
I am following a palette for TCR
a rather gorgeous one, and here's my take
This is my DD with her cousin Lucas
these two could be twins, they even have the same dimple on the same cheek
And they just adore each other!

As you can see I had a lot of fun getting dirty with it!
here's the palette I think you still have one more day to play!


I love, love, love you

Hi!, me again...2nd post today, I promise it is short and sweet
You know sometimes I fuzz over stuff, keep adding not now, I love the simplicity of this one.
After I ran it through the sewing machine (it runs like a dream, thanks mom!)
and looked at it I thought it was perfect {blush}...
it's a mix of old ad new and it is inspired by this gorgeous image Charlene picked upp for the CCCB challenge this week
brand new Pebbles the gingham and sentiment, ancient Basic Grey the floral patttern
Maya Road eyelet and tulle trim
I think it looks as serene and peaceful as the bedroom, but that's me, let me know your thoughts

sometimes i wish it was yesterday

Seeing the colors of this special CSI case reminded me of an old album of mom and dad, back in 1963 when they were so much in love, before they even got married.
The new sketch is up at sketchbook365 and I thought it was perfect for what I had in mind.
This paper had an old, vintage vibe and the perfect hues
and this is how I treated it
first up a coat of gesso

next a yellow

and then a trio of blues in the color scheme

I am rather forn of how this background turned, sometimes its hard to cover it up, LOL!!!
Now for my evidence in solving the case
  •  clear photocorners
  • travel embellishments (suitcases)
  • circles (enamel dots on suitcase)
  • maps (layered paper behind my photo)

For my testimony I chose to journal in 3 journaling spots
handsome dad

lovely mother, she also matches the colors in the palette

after wrapping some threads in one of the suitcases I added this sticker "such is life"
2 suitcases because each went a separate way
here's the sketch
and here's the palette
I hope you find the time to play in either of this awesome challenges!!!


So sweet

OUT FOR PUBLICATION WILL BE BACK SOON!!!!!! Hi Bloggers! It's a new week, a new sketch, a new challenge , the sketch is over at Skissedilla, the palette from CSI.

I have to tell you for the life of me I started with the sketch I hope I didn't stray too far, LOL
Since I started with a gesso wash over my Prima paper and then I did a  Gelato wash and then a mask...

So here it is! I wanted so bad to play with the new mask Finnabar made, I think it's fantastic, super feminine and sweet!
the details

I had fun cutting up the Websters lace again!
the palette was inspired in gelatos and I used Guava and Butter Cream

yummy roses, I tied up my photos and use vellum to blurr the second one

isn't she sweet?, it was her best friend's birthday yesterday

my signature swirls of journaling

the sketch

and the palette
and here's my new favorite video! puts me in a happy mood, hope it makes your day the best one in your life too!!!!

Happy week




Is our new prompt at Our Beautiful World this week.  Kirsty has chosen the word and I can't wait to see what it means to all of you.

I have chosen the ancient cobblestones of Old San Juan, since they have stood the signs of time, the cars, the history if it all.  I've heard of stories that said that cobblestones came in the big ships from Spain to be substituted for the weight of gold on their way back.  Makes you wonder how much they carried back from this little island once you walk this streets...
Old San Juan is a citadel, a walled city guarded by a fort built to protect the coasts from the invading ships from England and France, then the United States of America.
I once walked as a bride through the entrance gate, since I got married in the old Cathedral in Old San Juan

the gate now remains open to those who want to visit
that's my DD on the left, a while ago...
Strong doors that deterred pirates and invaders
Strong walls thet were never destroyed, do you see the thickness?

All over you can find the sentry towers that housed the soldiers that watched our coasts

they stood there watching

{This photo was taken by my friend Myriam at El Morro}

Strong forts

Strong, thick walls that have sustained the test of time and the strong waves of the Atlantic crashing through on a daily basis
So that is my strong and I can not wait to see yours!
Share it with us at


Always be you

This months BAP at Prima is a fun one! I decided to do a masculine one for a change.  I loved this paper from the School Memories Collection! It's perfect for him since he ♥ math and he is also taking French this semester.

out for publication, will be back soon!!!

he looks as genuine as he is, it's so hard to capture that beautiful smile of his lately...
he is a High School senior this year and so many emotions are coming my way
so I used this CUTE love arrow on him
for a dual title
Always b you
Always  ♥ you

this stamps just are out of this world cool!!! loved both the circles and the squares!!!

                                                         you see? math and French!!!!!
Come see my Learn post to see more of the stamps
there is a quick tutorial on the background stamps, all from the new Prima release
and here's the new sketch

2013 August BAP
Now make some time and go play!!!!!


Wine Coasters

It's been a hard week, I have been very busy working with a birthday and have had NO time to blog at all.  Since I haven't played at TSTR for quite a while I decided to do this week's challenge.  It's a fab inspiration a very feminine one! And Ros has a 1,2,2 recipe challenge over at CCCB So I have stamped, used different papers and embellies!!!

Well I was eating cheese this morning and the empty package gave me the idea to prepare a coaster holder to use as a hostess gift.

here's the humble beggining...

the diameter was 4 inches so it was perfect to produce a coaster set of 27!!!
since they are disposables unless you want to laminate them.

I decided to use some pieces of webster's trim to make the bustier and the skirt ruffle and some Maya Road tulle for the full skirt.  The stitched circle is a Prima stamp, the C is by Heidi Swapp ( ancient )
the flower and pearls are also Prima, the dress form is by Deep Red.

top view

it looks sooo cool with the glass...

Here's the Shabby Tea Room inspiration
and the rose inspiration is from City Crafter Challenge Blog
 that I , of course, added to the top of my set
Thanks so much for stopping by as soon as I have a wee bit more time
 I promise to go and visit you all!!




Is our new prompt for the week at OBW.
Seeing what wonder means to you all out there was awesome, thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Now this week it's my turn at the prompt and I was inspired because it was my DH's birthday last Sunday.
We all have birthdays, after all it is the celebration of the day we were born, or the celebration of a loved ones birthday.  It can be relatives, it can be friends, some way or another there is a clebration going on.  Share with us if you keep them in calendars, if you follow them on FB, do you scrap them on a special birthday calendar, we want to see it all.  Do you bake cakes, do you go out for dinner, do you run a marathon like my husband did last Sunday.
I love to bake cakes, coconut is one of my faves , I love to bake me a special cake too!!!
I did a chocolate one with raspberry buttercream for a special friend this June and a coconut two of my BFF's for their birthdays.
My husband asked me for a rice krispies treat cake!!!!


I also bkaed him a passion fruit merengue pie, home made tart of course

this is the cocounut cake I made and my BFF's at my studio
all this cake is making me hungry...
I want to see what you do for your birthdays at our beautiful world come share!!!



Hi everyone! me again catching up on my pics... Both my kids already started school so that's what i am doing.  I have started with Miss M first.  And for inspiration I am using the mood board and sketch over at scrap around the world and the word blessed for the CCCB challenge
it's all in the colors...

here's my starting point, these new stamps by Prima are so fab, they come apart into 5 circles!!!

I worked my background following the sketch, even though they are not clear I could put the threads together!, excuse the background mess, but that's just me pulling everything out.  Like my friend Myriam says, if my table's not messy, there's no mojo in my brain...

then I started filling it up with more stamps...

and started playing with color, just like the ones on the cake picture
gelatos are awesome on wood pieces too

I had a little one helping me with the photos, she did a fine job, heh?

I thought it looked like a dream catcher, so I went all out with it and exactoed some of the pieces and attached a feather (also from the inspirational pic)
bows and hearts too...from the first photo's charms

my journaling ...this year she enters a new phase in her Montessori schooling, it's a big girl step into a new level, but I know my little one and she will do well, she is blessed like that and always eager to learn

more wood with gelatos and glossy accent...

can you see the" dream catcher"?
and the ruffled ribbon....

the color palette was inspired by the cake and my daughter's shirt and surroundings, you have to know this colors are totally out of my comfort zone, but once I started I had so much fun!!!
So it pays to think outside the box every now and then.
I pulled my gelatos in the following colors if you want to use them:
margarita mix

blessed with learning!

and here's Eila's fabulous mood board:
I hope you make some time to play, as always love that you are here!!!



Hi everyone! It's been a while since I'd played @ OUAS .  Their theme this month is "I'll never forget". This past Sunday was my DH birthday and he wanted to spend it with us and he had signed to race the 5KColor and needed some cheerleaders too (and a paparazzi to follow his every move).  And we were very happy to obligue.  This year run in Puerto Rico was supporting the breast cancer foundation, a very close fight for us.  It was a fun event and the pictures speak for themselves!!!
So here's my page
Unforgettable {and doused with color}

my jornaling is in a tag tucked nicely behind one of the photos

she just LOVED this!!!

resting against dad...

being held as high as when she was a baby...

can you spot the breast cancer pin, sooo cool!!!, I painted the tag with dylusions

the fab sketch and some race moments
she couldn't resist running with him!!!

Here comes DAD!!!

even a bunch of dogs ran and got their medals too, I loved this one because he showed his true colors!!
the pigment they use is cornstarch based and hand made in India, it reminded me so much of my friend Anupama! It has a story in the back about a festival of colors they celebrate in India called HOLI. 

oh I forgot to tell you about the new washis by WeR Memory Keepers, this page was done using 12x12 and 6x6 washi papers, cool, isn't it?
So happy you could visit!!!!!