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Monday, March 19, 2012


So here are a couple more layouts from our trip to the zoo last year.   I had a wonderful time with my nieces and siblings.  We don't get together too often and when we do, it is so special.  All of the papers are from my stash.  I love ribbons and lace and added some from my stash as well.

This first layout could definitely use a little more embellishing.....

The titles on these pages were made with the Cricut.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Oh, I have really been away too long.  But this year I am committed to sharing my work with you for your inspiration and admiration.....hopefully.  So you may ask where have I been?  Unfortunately my job, which provides me with the ability to scrap to my heart's desire and travel to scrapping events, has been very busy of late.  I have found new friends who bring joy to my life and fill my heart with blessings at the Paper Niche in Plantation, Florida.

So today's post, aside from reconnecting with my blog friends, is to show you one of my latest projects.  This is a layout of a trip to the local zoo.  I made the palm tree with a "leather" ribbon which I scrunched to give it texture.  The paper is part of my old stock and I don't remember the manufacturer.  The palm leaves were fussy cut from patterned paper and layered and stickled.  I really like the way the stickles make the leaves stand out.


Monday, February 21, 2011

So, I just registered for the Scrapbooking Expo in Orlando in April and I am so excited.  I signed up for 11 classes .... no time for lunch....hopefully I'll have time to get into the vendor section to buy some goodies.   The link is

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Altered Picture Frames..... I made these frames as Christmas gifts...these were inspired by Terri Barrios.....many thanks to you.  Most of the flowers were hand made.  For all of these I used the MDF frames from Michaels, select papers, ribbons, pearls and blings.  All were altered with home made glitter mists.  Enjoy.....

This black frame was just gorgeous.  There is a sprig of crystal bling on the left that is not appreciable in the picture.....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Life has a way of just changing course without much notice.  We travelled during the holidays - we went to Lake Placid, NY and Montreal for New Years.  What a beautiful city.  I have soooo many pictures to scrap - I am never going to catch up. 

Santa was good to me....he brought me a Flip camera so I can make some videos but....alas no time right now.   I went back to school and that has just taken over like a bad rash.  I was very much on track and now Mom is in the hospital with a new aneurysm....she is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday.  Hopefully, she will have a quick recovery and we can go back to normalcy.

Well, I have some photos to post of the beautiful frames I made for Christmas.  Stay tuned.


Friday, December 31, 2010

Well, 2010 is done and I am so looking forward to the New Year. I always look to the coming year as an opportunity to start afresh. Many years ago I stopped making resolutions and instead started to make goals in every aspect of my life. My husband also makes his own. We then sit together and prioritize our goals and come up with a list....financially, travel, professional, health, etc. I write our finalized list on a card and keep it accessible. As we meet each goal I cross it off the list. Much like a road map, it helps us keep track of our "trip". Every quarter we look at the list to see where we are and whether adjustments néed to be made. I love to see the items that are crossed off...I get such a sense of accomplishment.

I know one of my goals is to scrap a little more as 2010 was a little busy for me. I am currently in Montreal and will return on Sunday. I have some ideas of some great layouts and will be posting photos of some of the frames I made as Christmas gifts.

And so, my friends, I wish you a healthy and happy New Year full of blessings and abundance.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy thanksgiving to all my friends. I took a break this week but am returning on Sunday...and then it's back to work. I have a couple more frames to share as well as a new Bo Bunny layout. Ana.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ALTERED FRAMES.....with Christmas around the corner, I thought I would start making some gifts.  These are for my siblings.....they can put a family picture or one of the kids.  This is the first  one.

  • Background paper is Basic Grey - Perhaps
  • I used Shimmers Spritz, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and some alcohol inks I mixed myself
  • The flowers I made myself and these also were sprayed with Shimmers Spritz.  I also dusted the petals with Shimmerz
  • The flourishes are Tim Holtz Grunge - these were also sprayed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Shimmer
  • The butterflies are from the floral section at Michaels.
I had a wonderful time making these and can't wait to get started on the next one.

THANK GOODNES SUMMER IS OVER...I had absolutely no time for my crafts but now that things have settled down, I have some goodies.  I made a couple of layouts from our trip to St Augustine, Fl last year.  Yes, I am that far behind.  So here goes...

Monday, July 26, 2010


I am going to Scrappers Dream Vacation at the Contemporary Hotel at Disney World on August 27-29th.  I am so excited.  If you haven't heard of them you can check them out at  I have joined a Disney 8x8 swap and  selected DAISY DUCK....I so love Daisy.  I will post my layout as soon as I complete it.

In the meantime, I am creating a new mini and will unveil details in a week or is about something that is very close and dear to all of our hearts.....stay tuned for details....

By the way, I am very close to 50 know what that means....another BLOG GIVE AWAY...I will do this give away for all of my followers - I will put names in a hat and my husband will pick one out.....after that we have to do it among those that leave comments.....

I have 5 of the Back to School minis if  you were thinking about getting one send me an e-mail before they are all gone....

Hug, Ana