Monday, August 30, 2010

Bridal Shower Cake

Saturday was my Goddaughter's bridal shower. I made the cake, and we had the shower at my house. Here are a few pictures from the shower. She's a beautiful girl inside and out.

Rum Cake

Chantel and Monica

Natalie and Chantel

The happy Bride-to-be

Mom made this umbrella for her

Her bonnet

Chantel and me

Maria (Her Mom, My Cousin) Chantel

Is hard to believe that just one year ago Maria was struggling with Chemotherapy for breast cancer, she is now cancer free because of early detection and enjoying her family and friends.

I think the shower was a huge success and everyone had a great time. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 27, 2010

TGIF!!!! with that come Reveal Day at Frosted Designs, this weeks challenge is to Make a Ric Rac circle. I used Fancy Pants summer pp. and some fun pictures of Daniel, is not ofter I get to scrap my boy, but lately he is letting me take his pictures. Guess he figured out that he only has 2 albums to 5 of each girls.

Thanks for all the comments you sure know how to make a girl feel good. Hope you can join us this week. It's our last week featuring Lucky Girl Craft as our sponsor. Here is what one lucky person will win, the more you play the bigger your chances of winning are.

Now Go PLAY!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sketches in Thyme "Live Simply"

It's reveal day at Sketches in Thyme. I absolutely love this week's sketch by Helen, what I'm I saying I love all of Helen's sketches. I used my new favorite summer line by BOBunny. I love these pictures of Natalie, she is such a ham and loves to be photographed, she is always ready to pose and knows just how to look at that camera. Sometimes, I wish I could take some candid pictures of her.

TFL hope you can join us this week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Long Journey **All About Me***

Good morning again, Second post today. Scroll Down for the Frosted Design Reveal.
This week's challenge at All About Me is to create a LO "Celebrating the Positive". I so wanted to do this challenge for two reason's It's something that I have been working so hard at and it was my last challenge as a DT member, I had a wonderful time doing all these challenges and hope to continue doing them. I just came back from vacation and was way too busy, guess life sometimes gets in the way of scrapping, Imagine that, (LOL) and I was not able to finish it in time for the reveal, here it is, hope you have time to visit the blog and join the festivities of our first Birthday.


Back to School Reveal Day

At Frosted Designs. I have to admit I was stuck when I saw this challenge since all the back to school photos of the kids have been scrapped and school has not started here yet, we go back on Monday, can you see the smile on my face? I'm definitely doing the HAPPY dance. So I did one on Monica's graduation from Elementary School, a few years ago, she is now starting eighth grade, I don't know were time has gone, my little baby is a beautiful young lady now. If it wasn't for the 13 year old attitude she be perfect. But who want's perfect anyhow? I love her just the was she is.

Now go check out all the wonderful work our DT put together for you and play along you could win this amazing prize from Lucky Girl Crafts at the end of the month.

Have a Great Weekend and have fun Scrapping.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Reveal Day

at Sketches in Thyme . This week we have an Amazing Sketch for you, from Scrap a little by Helen , check out her blog her sketches are amazing as are her tutorials.

TFL, head on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out what our talented designers created. Hope you can play along they have this amazing Prize:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook, Scrap That Poetry & Challenge Masters

This one fits all 3 challenges. I was so glad to be home after 14 days on the Road. There really is no place like home.

Here are the links to the challenges: My Little Sketch Blook, Scrap that Poetry and Challenge Masters


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some of My Favorite Pictures

from out trip to Massachusetts and our stops along the way.

Kim's House in VA.

We had such a great time at Kim's the kids all got along after 5 years of Two Peas it was wonderful to meet Kim and her family in person. The kids all want to go back.

Mayflower Beach, Denis - Cape Cod, MA

Although we have great beaches less than 30 minutes away, this beach was probably one of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen, the sand was like flour white and soft, and in the water you could see your toes. It was like a Caribbean beach only with colder waters. We loved it, we even got a good tan with Aunt Mimi's concoction.

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth MA

On our way back to Aunt Jane's from Cape Cod we spent the day in Plymouth, we went to see the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock (small Rock), we did a little shopping then we had dinner with the family at Woods, I just love eating there.

New Your SkyLine from NJ.

There is no place like this to take in the NY skyline. To me there is nothing in the World like NY, we were not able to stop there this time, but just looking from the NJ side let's you know the beauty that city offers. I went crazy with my camera. We visited my mom's best friend from childhood she lives 2 blocks from the Blvd.

Hershey Factory in Hershey PA.

On my way home from NJ, we get a text from Stan, take (so and so road) and go to Hershey PA, the kids will love it. So silly me, I never listen to him and I did then, I drove 3 hours out of my way for the kids, and, ok for me to have my chocolate fix. It is a whole world up there, they have an amazing Amusement Park with lots of roller coaster, water park and the chocolate factory. There is a lot to do, you really need a few days there to take in all there is to do. If you ever have the chance to go there, you will love it. In this picture we are getting ready to make our own chocolate bars, the kids just loved this. Natalie's eyes were bigger than I have ever seen them, I don't remember a time were all these kids were so excited.

K I think I've summarize our trip as best I can. Thank you for sticking to the end. Have a great day.

Not So Rugged bunch

My not so Rugged Boys and the want to be Rugged ones, on Daniel's 16th birthday this year. They always have a good time. Before HS Daniel never seem to fit with the ordinary kids, he is kind of a geek, guess he takes after his Mom and Dad LOL!!! Now in HS he has so many to choose from and he has a hand full of great friends and a beautiful smart GF.

Day TWO at the zoo in 96 degrees and 100% humidity but I took them back just so they could ride the camel and feed the Giraffes, we did sweet a lot but we also had a great girls day out. We will do it again in the winter months.

Book Mark

Tell me how cute these are? and for me very use full, I cook a lot and I do a lot of recipe cooking from my WW's books this is the best bookmark I have had to date, I think I'm going to make myself a few extra ones. I you want to see how to do them check out this month's Kitchen Challenge at Challenge Masters.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


It's my Party and I cry if I want to, Cry if I want to.....But no need to cry this is a happy 1st birthday celebration. It's our FIRST BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP at All About Me. Come on and join the fun, this is your last stop of the hop, did you have a great time? Don't we have the most talented ladies? Make sure you got here from Vicky's Blog . And that you started at All About Me blog.

I can't really do one favorite birthday, since I have so many memorable one's. Instead I looked through my old baby pictures and I found these 1st birthday pictures. We lived in Cuba at that time and although it was very difficult to buy things specially for birthdays, my mom and my grandfather always made sure we had everything. Birthday parties have always been a big part of our lives, we celebrate each and every birthday, sometimes big sometimes small but always a cake a candle and a birthday song.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebrating Life ***Frosted Designs***

I think this is one of my favorite challenges at Frosted Designs you can interpred this is so many ways.

I used Monica's Baptism photos to celebrate the beginning of her life in Christ. I love how it turned out also.

Hope you can join us this week.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

21 {AAM Challenge# 23)

We are having a Birthday Batch at All About Me. Our first challenge is Memorable Birthdays, I have had so many because I make sure to celebrate each birthday. I don't see it as getting older I see it as God's blessing to allow me to Celebrate with my Family another year.

As a child my mother celebrated every one of my birthdays, even the first birthday I had in the U.S.A. Later as an adult I make sure to celebrate them.
I never lie about my age, what for I rather get old than the alternative, kwim. Plus, getting old just means you get to do more of what you want, the older you get the more you can do, for those of you who look at the class 1/2 empty, yeah yeah, with age comes, vision loss, back pains, bladder problems, menopause, memory loss but heck I'll take it. Since my class is always 1/2 full. My Abuela Rose always said, I'm not old I'm experience. Here is my LO.

This month we have some great sponsors so head on over to AAM and check them out and our wonderful DT LO's they ROCK.

Thank you looking and for all you wonderful words.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Lo's

Now we are on our last leg of our road trip on our way to Cape Cod. We were going to stop in NY to visit my Cousin but we may do it on our way back home.

I leave you to more from last week.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Second day, on our way, today if all goes according to plan, I'll be visiting my On line friend KimT from Two Peas. I can't wait to meet her. By the time you read this we should be relaxing by her pool.

here are some from last week.

Thanks for looking and for all your wonderful comments.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

We are on Our Way

Big Red is doing good now and is going to take us up to MA, with no problems. With God by my side we are on our way to:

Cape Cod, via I95, Stopping in VA on our way there. We are spending a week with our family and enjoying a much cooler sea shore. I probably won't go in the water since I don't like the cold water, but I'm all packed with my camera and ready to take some awesome photos.

We are planning a trip to Plymouth Plantation and to Nantucket we will see how that goes. Have to get it all in before Stan gets in on Thursday night.

See you all in two weeks. Have fun Scrapping.