Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hola Amigas!!!

Here I am ladies with another post... this time I have just a quick little project to share.  I've met some really cool, and talented Latina Ladies (lol,) so I'm going give it a shot, and join one of their challenges!
The challenge is over at "Creando Con Detalles" - which means 
Creating with Details.  
We're suppose to create a card with at least three different designer papers, and incorperate 3 hearts.  
So here is what I came up with:

I used the Lost&Found Madison Avenue collection, that my yt
friend momscraps sent me! Thank you Tina!
I rolled my own flower and added the pink pearl center.
The sparkly hearts are from a pack I found at Walmart! Hahaha!
And I used my favorite stuff of all, 
embossing powder on the Eiffel Tower stamped image.

So my friends, Gracias for visiting!
Please leave a comment (in english or en espanol!)
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Thanks everyone!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Upcycle vs. Recycle...

So I've been hearing this "upcycle" term used a lot lately, and I wasn't sure exactly how it differed from "recycle."  I did a little research, and guess what I'm still not 100% I understand the difference.  This is what I found...

Upcycling: A process that can be repeated in perpetuity of returning materials back to a pliable, usable form without degradation to their latent value—moving resources back up the supply chain. For example:
aluminum containers can be melted down and made into brand new cans and in the process save over 90% of the energy required to make new ones from scratch. This cycle can continue in perpetuity, reducing energy consumption and effectively removing certain materials from the waste stream. Newsprint finds similar success.


  • to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse: recycling paper to save trees
  • to alter or adapt for new use without changing the essential form or nature of: The old factory is being recycled as a theater
  • to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration: The governor recycled some speeches from his early days
  • to cause to pass through a cycle again: to recycle laundry through a washing machine
For example when plastic bottles are recycled, for instance, most often they cannot be turned back into containers associated with anything that can be ingested due to the risk of things seeping into the plastic. As a result, these usually become carpets, or toys, or winter fleeces: things that will eventually also become trash.

Long story short, when you recycle, the item eventually will end up in the trash.  But when you upcycle, that item will never add to the everincreasing mass in our land fills.  And that's the difference, as best as I can figure... and so here is my RECYCLED tin can!  Hope you like it!

I also submitted this project for this week's challenge over at 
The challenge was to alter a tin can, incorperate a paper clip,
and have a place for a picture.  I'll probably be disqualified since I 
didn't use a paper clip.  I kinda of forgot about that part,
 and then in the end I just couldn't make it work!
And that's okay... it was tons of un making it!

So guys, let me know what you think... 
about up vs. re (lol) and about 
my little can of soup!
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Challenges for the New Year with Scrapbookaholic Abby!

Hey there ladies!  Our lovely Abby is at it again!
 Her first challenge for 2012 is to create a monochromatic project.  
Whether it be a card, a lay-out, and altered item... anything you choose, 
as long as you use just one color!  
Here is what I came up...

I think this has become my favorite card from my current collection!
I was so excited to finally get a hold of, and use some of the
Prima Resin Treasures that I've been oogling on so many lovely
project on yt and fb!  I also use Prima paper from the Romantique colleciton.
The flowers are from I Am Roses, and it's lightly sprayed with some
Lindy's Stamp Gang in Creme Brulee.
The senit is one of Abby's and it's Spanish for
"You are My Everything"
Perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day!

So guys, hope you get a chance to play along at:

You might just win the prize! Abby will be awarding 
a set of Gelly Roll Stardust Glitter Pens!

Thanks for stopping by... and big thanks for the comments and support!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

HELLO Lovelies!!!

I'm finally back!!! I've just been recovering from the
 holiday hustle and bustle, and now 
I'm feeling like things have settled and back to normal! Yay!

So I've been working on a few things and here's 
the project I'd like to share today!  
Hope you like it!  
Please let me know what you think! 
That would be AWESOME! Lol!

The mini & altered box feature some lovely
I also used the Paper Heart Collection from Crate Paper,
along with the chipboard set from the same collection.

You can check out the vid  HERE  if you'd like a closer, 
more detailed look.

And for those in the shopping mood...
quick and easy links to the lovely flower used on this project:

Well my friends...  I'm gonna head back to my scrappy place,
and see what I can whip up next!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll 
have time to leave a comment. Would love to hear from you guys!