Thursday, September 15, 2011

The reason

This is the reason why I scrapbook (and by the way, prepare to cry like a baby):

Lisa shared this on her blog, and I was crying on the first 30 seconds. It hit so close to my heart that I had to share too...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to the love of my life

Hello, there!

Guess what! I'm still alive!!! Alive and trying to be as much productive as possible (on a scrapbook manner), but you know: Summer vacation, then Back to School... It is always something important happening! And September is a SUPER FREAKING BUSY month!! Like today: is my Husband's birthday (Happy Birthday, my love!), then I have my oldest birthday, our trip to Disney, my youngest birthday and a TON of photos to scrapbook... I'm tired already (LOL).

I made this LO a while ago, but today is a good day to share:

Happy Birthday, Flavio!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

No kidding, on a Sunday??

Hi, everyone!

Just popped by to show some of the layouts I have done in the past few days... It's been a crazy busy summer, and guess what I will be doing today (Sunday!) all day long? NO, it is NOT scrapbooking... Yay for those of you who said WORKING (without getting overtime or hours bank. Lovely hun, working for free!)!!! And no, I'm not excited about it... :(

Anyway, here is my last creation:

I liked how colorful this one turned out... :) Everything from Studio Calico Boardwalk kit.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi for this slave hard working girl here!

See ya...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy E-MAIL

Yay! Got some happy e-mail this week!!! Look for one of my layouts at the The Canadia Scrapbooker Magazine Winter issue (December 2011).

With that request, my number goes up to 3 pages published:

* Scrapbook Trends : October/2011 issue

* Canadian Scrapbooker : December/2011 issue

* Creating Keepsakes : January/2012 issue

I feel wonderful!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

I'm late, but it's finally here!

Yesterday was the launch of Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, a great blog with cool challenges and sketches (and PRIZES) that the amazingly talented Anne Pennington has put together to inspire us to scrap. And guess what, I was invited (OK, I was almost begging to be added) to be a Guest Designer on the launch of the blog!!! Can. You. Say. Really. Excited?!?! I sure can!!! It was great! And the entries of the other designers... To die for! Pure inspiration!!! Check it out => Our Launch Post.
Anyway, this is the challenge:

The challenge is to make a layout that tells us about your dream! In your layout incorporate any two of:
  • cloud
  • rainbow
  • kite, or 
  • symbols of your dream – you can use a photo or drawing that is representative of your dream. 
And here is my take:

It is amazing how this challenge fitted what I am living right now. This past week was my wedding anniversary, 9 freaking years together! And I caught myself thinking about all the choices I had made during this time and remembered how, when I was young and restless, that I used to say (Gosh, right now I can hear Axel Rose singing "Live and let Die" in my head, lol) I didn't want to get married or have kids, that I would be an independent woman focused on my career only... At that time, I didn't know that my greatest dream would be to have a great man by my side, have a house on a quiet neighborhood, two amazing kids running around the backyard and be able to put my family in front of anything else... Funny how things can change, specially inside ourselves!

I thought about sewing the page, but changed my mind in the end. But, for those of you who would like to try to incorporate sewing to your pages, here is my favorite video:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Please don't take my sunshine away!!!

Finally a lovely spring day! The sun is shining, the temperatures are really nice and warm and it is a Friday right before a long weekend! Pure Bliss!!!

I should have told this here early, but I was so freaking out happy that I forgot. Last week I received a truly happy e-mail, guess what? Scrapbook Trends magazine picked one of my LOs to be published on their October 2011 issue!!! How cool is that for an e-mail? I'm in HEAVEN!

Now, I'll head outside and enjoy this sunny day (thankful for wireless network and notebooks right now!). See ya!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Count me in!

If you are Brazilian (or understand Portuguese) and loves Scrapbooking, you KNOW (and if you don't, I'm telling you right now) there is only one place to go to when you wanna talk about scrapbooking => Scrapbook Brasil

It's a great community online and now they are planning to add more people to this passion we all share. How? Easy => 1, 2, 3... Scrap! . This is an event that will teach us all some basics of the papercrafting art, and guess what, it's absolutely FREE!!!

What are you still doing here? GO, GO, GO!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Embossing madness

Quick post today. I love dry embossing, love my folders... So, I decided to use my favorites to do the background of a LO. The result was so cool that I only wanted to cover a minimal part of it, and that's the result:

My mom loved it so much that she put it on a shadow box and stole it, lol.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sketchy Girl...

OK, I finally gave in to the Sketch world, lol... But there are sooo many options when using one, and I love possibilities. ;)

So here is a LO I created with one of the Studio Calico's sketch. And guess what, I used their April kit for that too! Did I mentioned I'm in LOVE with "Singin' in the Rain"? No? Really? Well, I am. What a great kit!!! So versatile (keep in mind = possibilities girl here!).

Anyway, here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Sorry about the crooked image, I guess I can't take a STRAIGHT PHOTOGRAPH!!! Grrrr...

Thanks for joining me!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrapfest Canada!!!

There is nothing better than a scrapbook event to bring us to cloud 9! Even better when we just got a happy  mail box (Thanks, Studio Calico! and UPS for quick shipping/delivering) and a whole ring covered with Scrapbooking vendors all willing to sell!!!ScrapFest Canada in Kitchener happened this weekend and it was just AWESOME!!! As usual, I barely got anything done, but... Here is a LO I made using my Studio Calico "Singin'in the Rain" kit (loving this kit to pieces!!!):

There were deals, the crop was wonderful as always and I chatted a lot... Hahaha. The classes were good, but the one I took last year in Oshawa was way better...

Friday, March 11, 2011

When Life gives you lemons...

Bom, vcs conhecem o ditado, quando a vida lhe dá limões... Vc sai correndo atrás da Tequila e do Sal!!! Hahahaha...

No estado em que estou agora, só mesmo tomando um porre ajudaria. Affe. Estou trabalhando de 16 à 18 horas por dia desde sábado! Zombie Mode ON... Mas enfim, esses longos períodos que estou passando sentada ouvindo um monte de técnicos falando me renderam dois minis! Aproveitei meu tempo 200%, hahaha. Por isso, Vida, pode mandar muito limão que eu espremo todos :P

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thanks, Ali Edwards!!!

Como o próprio título já diz, tenho que primeiro agradecer à Ali Edwards, que através da aula online dela Scrapbook on the Road me fez lembrar que em uma viagem o mais importante são nossas lembranças, e tudo que nos faz recordar.

Com isso em mente, consegui fazer meu mini da viagem à Disney que fizemos em 2010! Foquei totalmente nas fotos e nas memórias, apliquei algumas técnicas super legais (e mega fáceis) que aprendi com a Ali também (nossa, olha eu falando como se fosse íntima... kkk) e PRESTO! (Só tirei foto de algumas páginas, o mini ficou xigaaaaante!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Buscando Inspiracao

Estou tentando fazer um caderno de inspiração. Isto é, um caderninho onde eu possa colocar fotos e recortes de coisas me inspiram e que refletem o meu jeito de fazer scrap. Foi um desafio que me propus a fazer juntamente com meu querido amigo Rommel, mas... Ainda não consegui...

Mas, olha o que eu fiz:

Enfim, este mini foi idealizado para servir de caderno de inspiração, mas acho que mudei de idéia, ele é muito pequeno (6x6 inches) e acho que vou ter que pensar em outra coisa. (O pior é que eu penso penso penso e a única coisa que me vem à cabeça é o Smash da K&Company).

O mini foi tão fácil de fazer, estou até pesando em fazer uma PAP (passo-a-passo) da flor que eu fiz para a capa! O que vocês acham? (OK, não vou me assustar com o barulhinho de grilos que acabei de ouvir ao fazer a perugnta, rsrsrs).

Friday, February 18, 2011

There and back again...

Não vou nem comentar sobre todo o tempo que fiquei longe. Mas fim de ano, viagem para o Brasil e visita atrás de visita aqui em casa fizeram meu tempo simplismente desaparecer!
Mas mesmo com toda a correria, consegui fazer de Dezembro e Janeiro (pelo menos o começo do mês) meses produtivos - para fazer scrap.

Estou arrumando as fotos do albúm que fiz para o desafio do meu amigo Rommel Okuma lá na Scrapbook Brasil About Me, depois eu posto aqui. Hoje quero postar meu último LO, feito em homenagem ao maridão (também feito para um desafio da Scrapbook Brasil - dá para notar que eu AMO essa comunidade??). Espero que gostem: