Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Made some last minute gifts. I found this cute tutorial HERE.
They are Hershey Bar wrappers. You pull from the ribbon and the chocolate bar slides out. The card is glued to the top.

Christmas Album Pages

Here are some of the pages I have made for my Christmas mini album.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Smashing en EspaƱol has lots of Christmas smash book and journaling ideas! This one was for December 9 by Maria Ximena Silva.  I made them into magnets. here is the tutorial: tutorial 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Oreo Cookie Balls

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What can I say, they are delicious! Here is the link to the recipe. Oreo balls For the chocolate covered truffles I used Wilton candy melts. It is a lot easier to handle.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Mini Album

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Here it is! I finally decided how to do my cover. I heat embossed the edges with gold, and the detail on the spine. I'll post some of the pages tomorrow.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Project

The Divas in Recycling are having a Christmas Party!  Lizet had a tutorial for this cute cup!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween side step card

A Halloween card using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Back to School Kitchen Keepsake Challenge

It seems everyone is back to school now!

My challenge this month  at Kitchen Keepsake is to do a layout featuring a recipe, a technique or a tool that makes your life easier during the busy school days or nights.

It can also be a special lunch you pack, or you prepare during your homeschooling sessions. Use a back to school theme.

My layout features the amazing Deep Covered Baker from The Pampered Chef. This dish really makes my life easier!


I used CTMH paper, stamps and ink and the CTMH Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge.  You might remember this layout from one of the previous CTMH catalogs cover.

Have fun and can't wait to see all of your layouts!


Monday, August 20, 2012

T-Shirt Quilt.

Jorge's t-shirt quilt is completed!  I'm so thrilled to have done this project! It was amazingly rewarding! He loved it.  So, here are the pictures. ( Alert: there are lots of them!)




Different views of the quilt. 

Perfectly mitered corners!

He chose Dallas Cowboys print for the backing. He has very good taste!

The label.


Jorge with his quilt!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School


Well, I finished another back to school project, I want to make this for my nieces. The first one I made is for Briegette, Jorgie's girl. I was in a hurry to take the picture before he took it and I didn't finish reading the article that Lisa posted as this weeks muse.

So I have a postive and a negative example in my picture. I used natural lighting but it has a dark background . I'll continue practicing with my next projects

I think it came out kind of cute. The boot and the crown are magnets.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


This month  at Kitchen Keepsake I'm challenging you to complete a layout that shows a Family tradition and include a meal prayer, bible verse, a quote or a poem. And I want you to use one or more of your scrapbooking toys. Do some stitching, cut with your Cricut or e-cutting machine, use your die-cutting machine, or beadazzle your layout, Crop-a-dial it, you name it! We've spent so much money, time and effort into aquiring our "toys" let's put them to good use!

Completing this challenge will make  you eligible to participate in the GIVEAWAY at the end of the month!

My layout this month is very simple, I been wanting to add our Prayer before Meals to my cookbook. Here it is:


We look so young !


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to School

Reality is slowly sinking in!  We are going back to school very soon!
Terri from Kitchen Keepsake had the perfect Muse for back to school this week.  It was a cute idea with clothespins and a tuna can.  From there a back to school set for Jerry developed.
I went and got my clothespins for the tuna can idea. First I got some from the Dollar tree, they were really flimsy. I got some from Walmart, the pins are smaller but more sturdy. My tuna can was too big, I guess you need a small tuna can. So I decided to alter the clothespins and the can separately. Once I did those I had to get another can to complete the set. Then I thought some magnets would go perfect!                                    I used FancyPants designer paper.  It is an oldie but it is one of my favorites, Rough and Tough series.

To the pins I added a flat head thumbtack with E6000 and designer paper, Fancy Pants.

The magnets, E6000 glue

Jerry's bulletin board:


The cans:


Kitchen Keepsake is giving away a gift certificate at the end of the month.  Every project we make gives us an entry for the giveaway!
I wonder how many entries to the raffle will I get with my projects.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I made a card using the color muse at Kitchen Keepsake!
This is the color inspiration:
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Here is my card:


It is straight from Pinterest a creation by Jennie Pugh from

Walk on the Creative Side

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Whole Enchilada

One more page for my cookbook!  I completed Suzanne's challenge, Let's Get Stoned! No is not what you think!  Scrap about a fruit with a stone!  I serve my shrimp enchiladas with avocado. This is a dish I prepare on Lent Fridays.

I also posted it to Let's Scrap Flip It Challenge. I used their 7-4-12 sketch rotating it to the left.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Art Journal

Pues hoy me uno a las demas marineras que ya estan embarcadas en este viaje de arte y creatividad guiadas por Stella.  Ella nos estara guiando con este sensacional projecto.  Gracias Stella por haberme aceptado en tu tripulacion!
El primer paso es preparar el libro y decorar las tapas agregando un cierre.  Yo use encajes, tul, cascara de huevo, gesso, pasta para modelado, pinturas acrylicas y uno de mis sellos favoritos de CTMH.
Aqui esta mi creacion.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

T-Shirt Quilt

Or maybe I should call it Memory Quilt!  I started working on this quilt at the beginning of my summer break.  It is for my son Jorge.  It has t-shirts from when he was 3 to his Senior Year and they are a  sample of  the different activities and  events he was involved.  The hardest part was cutting the t-shirts.  I attempted to cut them several times, but I would start crying.  During one of those days, my friend Gloria called me just when I was in my crying bout.  She reminded me, that it would be so much better to have the shirts in a quilt and not boxed away somewhere never to be worn again.  Thank you, Gloria.    I also doubted my sewing and quilting skills, but my wonderful husband kept reminding me of other successful sewing projects I've done before.  Thank you Jorge for cheering me on!  When I told my friends from Kitchen Keepsake about my project they were very supportive, thank you Amy for the videos you found for me! I've also admired Angie's quilts since she started quilting, so I told her about my project and she offered a very helpful video and advice, thank you Angie.  Angie's blog has been one of my sources for this project.   I'm only halfway done, but I already feel very accomplished, Angie was right, it has been very rewarding.
Jorgie and Jerry have been very supportive, very patient and so helpful!  Jorgie really loved it, I should have taken a picture of him when he first saw it!  And Jerry was so impressed with it, he is looking forward to his quilt! Thank you guys, you are the best!
Eventhough the quilt isn't  finished I wanted to share a picture of the t-shirts all put together.  I'll show the completed project once is done.
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It is pretty big! My next step is to get the fabric for the backing and the filling. Get ready guys!(Jorge, Jorgie and Jerry) We are going shopping!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July!

It is Christmas in July at Kitchen Keepsake!
My challenge this month is very simple. Either catch up or plan ahead on your Christmas or Holiday projects. You can scrap some of your Holiday pictures that you've been meaning to scrap or start early on any Christmas project that you have in mind. It could be getting a Christmas journal ready, Christmas cards, or ornaments. I chose to scrap some pictures of the boys and I decorating the Christmas tree.


I used paper from my stash, Fancy Pants and cardstock and  CTMH ink and stamps

Hope you enjoy my challenge!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book of Me!

I'm hosting a new challenge at Kitchen Keepsake!  The new challenge is the Book of Me! Our first challenge is to scrap your favorite color in a monochramatic layout.  Here is my page:

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I'll be making my pages in  a Smash Book. 

Here is some detail:

I used my BIC markers to color the rhinestones on the heart!

Hope you join us!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Just Chillin'



This is for Suzanne's June BRRR! Challenge at Kitchen Keepsake. 

While the boys are in their NHI meetings we go to Burger King and "Chill" eating a Hershey's Sundae Pie.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June's Challenge at Kitchen Keepsake

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These lazy summer days are perfect for late relaxed breakfasts. So enjoy and don't forget to take pictures. I'm challenging you to scrap anything related to breakfast. Eating breakfast in your pajamas, on the run, or at McDonald's. You can also scrapbook a breakfast recipe, new one or old one. Amy, you can scrapbook your bagel or cereal :thumbs:

I made a page featuring a childhood favorite, Migas. Of course when I was a child it was just tortillas and egg.
here it is:


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Football is Life

I'm scrapping! Completed Janet's Going in Circles Challenge at Kitchen Keepsake! Now the Kitchen is not only for cookbooking! here is my page.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Calendar Page

Here is my March calendar, I made it for Janet's Kitchen Sink stash challenge at Kitchen Keepsake.
The challenge was to use 5 different green papers, 4 green embelishments and something see thru.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Challenge


Here is my challenge for March at Kitchen Keepsake.  Create a page using a favorite recipe using pictures of the ingredients for the recipe.  
Stop by Kitchen Keepsake. it is no just for cookbooking anymore, you will find plenty of inspiration for all your projects!