Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thuesday and a Happy Winner from the Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

16 May 2012

Hello everyone,

Today I am extremely happy and excited.   And I believe why at the same time have been waiting, Yes, today is the day that I'm going to announce the happy winner of the Fabromyalgia Awareness Day bag of purple goodies.  Let me clarify that I am using www.random.org in order to get the winner. I double check all the comments and if the participants were following everyone blog like they were supposed to do.

So here I go with the winner:     
Congratulations to:
Connie Gail West
Thank you Connie so much for following all the rules, and for participating in our first Fibrimyalgia Awareness Day Blog Hop.  Hope you enjoy your purple bag full of purple goodies.
Please Connie contact me with your mailing address where I can send you your gift.

Thank you!

Stay tuned!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Monday!

14 May 2012

Hello everyone,

      I hope everyone had a very Happy Mother's day, sorry I couldn't blog yesterday because I was spending Mother's day with my daughter..  But here I am today, yay!
The Fribomyalgia Awareness Day blog hop is officially closed. I will be announcing the happy winner of the "purple bag" full of purple goodies tomorrow.
       I want to thank everyone that commented on our hop and followed everyone on the list, and also a very special THANKS to all of you that in one way or another helped me to make this happened. I couldn't do it with out you.

       Tanner (MrCricutcrazy http://www.mrcricutcrazy.com) you supported me from the beginning of this idea and told me that I was capable of putting it together. I have so much respect for you.

       Corrine (from Facebook Blog Hops / http://www.celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com ) you helped me to put the word out to make this happen.

       Kimberly  (http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/) you took me under your wing and helped me when I was lost, you are My Angel.
        Alma  (http://Almabrooksblog.blogspot.com)  you were the first person to accept to take this challenge with me.

       And last but not least I want to thank all the wonderful ladies who knowing this was a last minute thing took the challenge with me and made this event a total success. 

Kimberly Pate http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com                                                                

Paula McLane Jennings http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com                                        

Tahi Diaz http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

Pam Laverty http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/    

Anita Meadows Cannon http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/


Friday, May 11, 2012

12 MAY 2012 Fibromyalgia Awarenes Day

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my first blog hop. I am so honor to have an excellent group of ladies who decided to take the challenge with me and be part of this blog hop with such a short notice.
Today I want to let everyone know that I am also a Fibromyalgia patient and I don't want anybody to think that we can't do things. We just do them in different ways. It may take us longer but we get there. To all Fibromyalgia patients, please know that you are not alone. We are here for each other.  There is HOPE for everyone. 
HOPE is my inspiration for my project. Please enjoy.

Please don't forget to leave a message and follow our blogs, and good luck participating for the grand prize.

1. Alice Garcia http://giagarcianewlifenewbeginning.blogspot.com Your are here!

Your next stop is
2. Renea Simpson Durrence http://craftynurse.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012


11 MAY 2012                    " Anything Purple"

Hello everyone,

We are getting ready for our first blog hop.  First of all I want to thank the ladies that, while knowing this was a last minute thing, decided to take the challenge and help me by  participating in this blog hop. It has really been a challenge for me to put it together.  So far I think we are on the right track to a successful blog hop.  This is an important cause because we all know someone in our life who suffers from this disease, maybe even the person sitting next to you for the last couple of crops. Most of the time no one knows in how much pain that person is in, and just think they look healthy and fine.  And this is the reason this blog hop was created. To acknowledge our friends and let them know that we are there for them. 
Now moving on to the rules for the hop.  As we all know the theme is "Anything Purple".  It can be a card, a scrapbook page, a decoration, etc. Let your imagination take you to the next level.  Just think on making a Fibromyalgia patient to feel better, "be there for them".  When you post your project please talk a little about what really inspired you to participate and to make your project.
You are might be wondering if there is a prize for this hop.  Yes, there is a prize. It will be a bag full of purple things, from scrapbooking supplies to personal items. You won't be disappointed.  Also, Mrs. Alma Brooks from Alma's Pink life is having a Silhouette  gift card that she is going to incorporate as a prize for her post. 
To be eligible for the prizes you have to follow my blog and everyone else's blog that is in this hop. You also must leave me and the ladies a comment in order to qualify for the prize. You get one entry for each comment you leave at each blog. If you choose not to make a comment on one of the hops you will get one entry but you won't get the +1 entry you would get if you make a comment on all hops. The bonus entry (8+1).
Thank you and good luck with your comments!


I don't want you to miss any of the great projects these ladies have put together. I have faith that the team has been working hard for this event with just a couple of days to put it together.


1. Alice Garcia    http://giagarcianewlifenewbeginning.blogspot.com   Your are here!

 Your next stop is here!
2. Renea Simpson Durrence  http://craftynurse.com 

3. Alma Brooks    http://Almabrooksblog.blogspot.com      

4.  Kimberly Pate    http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

5.  Paula McLane Jennings   http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com

6. Tahi Diaz   http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

7. Pam Laverty  http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/

8. Anita Meadows Cannon http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

See you at Midnight!
Don't for get to leave a comment and to follow our blogs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Blog Hop

I totally understand this is a last minute message, but next Saturday is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and I would like to host a blog hop to honor all scrapbookers and cardmakers that suffer from this condition. I have never hosted a blog hop before but for a cause like this I am willing to try, I have prizes fot the comments, the onlything I am missing is a couple of people willing to participate. The theme will be "Anything Purple" (a card, a decoration, a scrapbook page) be creative, something to let our fibromyalgia friends that we are here for them. The blog hop will go live Saturday at midnight EST and it would close for comments 48 hrs later.
I know we all know someone with this condition, and just think about making that person feel better. That would be your motivation.
If you are interested in participating please PM me as soon as you can.
Thank you so much for your support.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

6 May 2012                                   I'm back!

Hi everyone,

Sorry took me a couple of weeks to get back to my blog, hope everyone understands, I know you will because all of you are such a good friends and followers. But let's stop talking about that and let me start talking about what I did during the last couple of weeks.  I have been a little busy with my daughter ( I homeschool her), working in some home projects and, of course, my crafts and my projects.

Here are the pictures of my haul:

So let's start with Michaels:

I found this pair of scissors right at the register and it cost me just $1.49.  I've used them already and they work pretty well.

Usually Enamel accents sell for $5.99 or more, I found this at Michaels on clearance for only $1.99
That was amazing!

This was a little find that I couldn't let myself pass.  The acrylic paint was .29 cents each on clearance, and the nail files I believe were $1.50 but I love the colors...... you ladies understand that, right???

These inks were a great find, they were 40% off. These are my first TH destress Inks, I know I should buy more, I paid only $2.99 each.

I used to have the Martha Stewart set of glitter but I gave them to my sister and now I didn't have a set, so I couldn't let this deal pass. 50% off, so I paid just $14.99.

I found these wood pieces $0.29 cents each on clearance, so I thought I might be able to use them in my scrapbooking room as decoration.

In the next two pictures we have some recollections flowers that were on clearance for $4.99, both border punches from EKsuccess were 40% off and I believe I paid $7.99 for one and $8.99 for the other one.  The Recollection Stamp set was on clearance for only $2.99 and finally I used my 40% coupon to buy some refill tape for my ATG gun.

So, just when I thought I had my order ready to pay these items were discovered:
- 20 sponge brushes for a dollar, so just .05cents a piece.  Can you do better than that?
-The little Recollections stickers were only $0.69 cents

The tape was on clearance for only $1.79 a piece.

The Celebrate it Ribbon were just $1.00 a roll.

This Designer Mat Pad has 96 sheets and it cost me just $2.99

So, these concludes Michaels' haul.  Let's move to Walmart now.

I went to Walmart and the first thing I saw as soon I walked in to the store was the book The Magic by Rhonda Byrne.  I had heard about this book on DulceCandy's blog and she said so many amazing things about this book that I couldn't let it pass.  So the regular price was $12.99 but it was 20% off so I paid only $10.39 for it. Of course I will give my review as soon as I finish the book

Of course I have to stop by the craft section at Walmart, so I ended up buying a set of Inkadinkado inks in earth tones. Two buttlerflys punches from EKsuccess, and a new hot glue gun with fine tip.

Stopped by the scrapbooking section and I found some new Studio G products, paper tape in different colors, some metallic markers, and rhinestones in a flower shape.  Also, at the clearance section Walmart had some Cricut lite cartridges so I decided to take DUDE! because I don't have that many cartridges dedicate to boys. Ah, and some ink too.

Like always at the last minute when I am about to go and pay I discovered new Fisckars kids stamps which I thought there were perfect for kids' parties or when you have a card making party at your house you don't have to worry about the kids using your good stamps (I know I do). I believe I paid $2.79 each.

Now let's move to ROSS, I've never been at the craft section in Ross before, until my friend told me to go and check, and this is what I found; a pack of cardstock (150) for only........keep looking...

Yes, just $4.99. I've already used some and they're a good quality cardstock.

Then I went to Joanns and was able to find the Fiskars texture plates, assortments 2, I am planning to use them with a cuttlebug I ordered from ebay (used). I'm scared to break my new V2. I also found Fiskars tags stamps.

Moving on to Target:

Although I consider myself a fiskateer because I have every single scissors from the company I wanted to buy this set form EKsuccess for the same reason I bought the stamps from fiskars at Walmart. So I can give it to kids to play, and of course I'll be using them too.   lol

No this is not for me, this is for my daughter, I think is so cute that I decide to post a picture of it. This bathing suit came up for less that $40.00, which I think it is great.

During my time at Target I felt like I wanted to change my nail color so I went and got myself a bottle of nails polish remover which worked perfect, it was pure acetone. And then I bought a pale pink nail polish.

And last but not least I wanted to show you about my new nail polish my husband brought me from Puerto Rico.  I have never been able to find this brand here in the US, so if you know a place please let me know immediately because I love this brand of nail polish. This nail polish brand is Bettina and this particular one I am using is called Pink Bikini.  In the picture it looks kind of red but in reality is a hot pink. Gorgeous

Hope everyone has enjoyed my haul.  Soon I'll be talking about the book "The Magic", I've heard so many good things about it that I really can't wait to start. 

Also I have been working on some scrabooking, birthday cards, and mother's day cards projects, so I'll be posting pictures soon.

I'll be talking about make up a little bit just because I have a few requests from some friends from the Ballet company were my daughter dances (I do there professional makeup during shows). And we might add a little bit of fashion....who knows.

Just stay tune for what is coming up.  Bye!

24 April 2012

Thank You!

24 April 2012
Hello everyone!
Another awesome day!  I have gone from 113 friends on Facebook to 178 in one day. Thank you so much for all your support.  A love all the comments on my cards. Here are the instructions on how I made the Thank Heaven for You card.

Thank Heaven for You!

This is a regular A2 card.
-Green paper from Creative Memories cut at 4 in x 1 1/2 in.
-Dark Blue paper from Fiskars cut at 4 in x 5 1/4 in.
(I think I had this paper since I started scrapbooking 10 years ago, love it and I use it just for special occasions)
-Little green paper from DCWV the Cafe Mediterranean matstack I also used an EKsuccess punch to make the border.
-The three little flowers are from Recollections as well as the brads in the middle.
-Stamp is from a Precious Moments Stampendious Set and colored with Crayola color pencils
stamped on a white cardstock from Stampin up cut at 1 1/2in x 2 1/4 in                            
-The little border by the stamp is made with the same punch from EKsuccess and the same green cardstock from DCWV.
-The sentiment is from the same Precious Moments Stampendious stamp set.
-The ribbon used is from Celebrations.

If you are intersting in buying this card please leave me a message or message me via Facebook.

Here are some other cards I made using Precious Moments stamps from Stampendious:
Dear Friend  Happy Birthday

Loving You

Good Friends Are Forever

Thinking of You

These two cards were made using the Cricut.
Feliz CupleaƱos

This card was stamp using a Studio G stamp.


As I mentioned before, if you are intersted in purchasing any of these cards please leave me a message here on my blog or message me on Facebook.

Thank you, and stay tuned.