Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One Word For 2015

This is something new for me also, choosing a word for a whole year. The first time I read about choosing a word for the whole year my mind started spinning... but once I kept on going with my housework activities, this word kept on popping on my head... Then I figure, why not go for it.

It goes together with my new year resolution, can you guess what my word is...?

plain and simple lol but with a lot of weight on it :)

Do you have a word for 2015? Come and share leaving a comment below :)

Take care,

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Help Me Please... I Help You... New Year Resolution

I have never done this before, I have never set a New Year Resolution,
mostly because I always so that people never stick to it.
By the second or third week after the New Year celebration
people start forgetting about their New Year Resolution
for one reason or another they could never stick to it, year after year.
So I opted for not setting one up for myself.

But this year I wanted to be different...

I am setting a New Year Resolution for the first time in my life (and I am 42 :))
but I am realistic and I know I need your help
I need you to bug me about making this resolution a reality,
of course if you ask me the same, I definitely will.

I need you to hold me accountable for my promise.

So how do we do this? How do we stick with our new year resolution?
Gabrielle Bernstein (by the biggest coincidence in the world) released a video a couple of days ago (as I started writing this post) about the # 1 tool for making resolutions stick!
and the answer is:

                                        Daily repetition

What is my New Year Resolution you ask?
To learn as much as I can about Art, Crafts and things Handmade which is what I enjoy most, is what I am passionate about and to teach as much as I know and as much as I learn to all of you, to my community online :)

Are you with me?

I would love to know... What Is Your New Year Resolution?
Please leave a comment below with your answer or if you don't have one yet, just leave a comment with the first thing that comes to your mind :)


Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Sketch

Sketching is something I seem to do good but I haven't actually put it in practice much.
I love the feeling of peace when I draw things that I see, so quiet and peaceful, I think I'll do this more often. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Choose to Focus...

I love to read and I want to share what I learn as I read them.

This is one of the things I learned today,

I hope you like the way I made it

I love playing with my PSPX2 program :)

With Love,

Friday, December 19, 2014

Grow Where You're Planted

I been taking some time for myself lately
taking advantage that I've been sick and need to rest
(which I really don't do)
but I did take some time to do some art in my new journal
with some basic stuff I have.

Here are some detail pictures also

I used stamps


and star stencils that I made myself with a star puncher :)

Creative is how I felt that day :)
So here it is :)

Thanks for stopping by :)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

I Am a Proud Mom of a Daughter in College

This is an email she got from her college :)

Congratulations on your 4.0 GPA!  
The Honors College faculty and staff are so proud of the dedication, commitment, and hard work you have put forth to achieve this high honor.  You stand among 409 Honors College students with 4.0 GPA in Fall 2014 term. 
Again, congratulations, and keep working towards your goals!
Dean Adams 
and your Honors College faculty and staff

just awesome :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Learning From My Daughter

My daughter's school had an open house and her art was one of the chosen for the exhibition.

Wow! I am thinking... how brave! How brave of her to paint on canvas, something that mom (I) haven't try before.  Her innocence and courage has enlighten me to be brave and explore outside my comfort zone.

When you think about it, what can go wrong? Nothing! absolutely nothing!
If you make a mistake fix it or do it again, is that simple.
It just gives you more practice and experience.

Well, that's all for now...
Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Lesson With Every Experience

Yesterday I learned a lesson... an experience that it has repeated in my life over and over again and I am finally saying to myself... enough is enough.

I work a part time job Monday through Friday but I didn't work yesterday (long story) so I decided to catch up with my house work. I am very dedicated to my family and I cook every night to be able to eat healthy meals for which I needed to start my day by going shopping.

Well, I ended up going shopping for food to three different places, they are all close to each other but still it took a couple of hours to do all that, then I came home and decided to clean the refrigerator to see what leftover did we have and make different meals out of them. So that took me into cooking and might as well since I was there, cook dinner too.

Next thing I know I had to go pick up my daughter from school, help her with homework, science project, etc.

Then my husband gets home criticizes her project, help us get it right (I hate science) lol while I am serving dinner and the whole shebang. After dinner was done, we put everything away, wash dishes, etc. etc.

By now I super tired, sleepy, out of energy. I didn't want to do any of the things that I love to do, not even blogging :( so all I did was lay down on my bed and make an effort to read, but I was in such a bad mood because I didn't have time to do any of the things I like that I couldn't concentrate on what I was reading.

It is my fault for not giving myself time, not even 10 minutes to at least draw or play in my art journal, for not giving myself the attention I needed when I had the opportunity to do so.

Lesson learned... Take time for yourself out of your day, every day for at least 10 minutes to do something you like. (Ideally I will increase this time daily :)


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Learning To Be Myself

Yeah, that's right! I am 42 y. old and I am learning to be myself in a more profound way, I am learning to follow my path in life and discover what is my purpose here in this life, what am I here for? I believe that there is something else for me besides being a mom, a wife, a Cosmetologist and a Preschool teacher, I know there is more, I can feel it!

In result of all this I have decided to write about my life, my feelings and my thoughts as I wish... HERE in this blog.  I am always thinking of different things, planning what to do with my life  and my time, but I always keep it for myself and is getting to me now, I feel like I am always talking to myself, confusing myself with all this thoughts, so I thought if I write them down I'll stop all that confusion that is driving me crazy. Plus I can get somebody's input to what I have to say. I would love that!!! It would be like an interactive diary! (smiles) :)

How funny, when I was a kid and a teenager all my friends had diaries and I refused to have one. Hmmm...  and look at me now! It must be the midlife crisis lol I don't believe in that, ha!

Anyways. I LOVE blogging so this is perfect, for me at least lol Maybe that's the passion that I am looking for... writing about my life, how funny would that be, if that was the answer.  I like to do so many things that I already made a million plans in my head for all those things that I like :) but I'll write about them another time.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"Miracles Now" Gabrielle Bernstein at Wanderlust's Speakeasy

A letter for Gabby:

Your speech has come to me at the most amazing time. Today for the first time I told one of my coworkers that I am feeling disconnected, a word that I have never used before in my life! I've been trying to figure out my purpose for months and months and I've been feeling like an arrow without a target. But with your speech I am on my way to fulfill my life just be being present and see what God has for me and see where God takes me, without forcing myself to find my purpose. My job for now is to be the light everywhere I go. Thank you Gabby for sharing this and all of you with all of us :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Soup and Salad Layout

I made this QP layout for Monday Challenge

This is my daughter eating her favorite... Soup and Salad at Olive Garden :)

Reading the Bible Online with Audio

I've been wanting to read the Bible everyday, but I always had difficulty either understanding some of it or not concentrating on what I am reading and today I found a solution for it.

Maybe most of you already knew but I found out that Bible Gateaway has a Verse of the Day with an audio play, it plays the whole chapter and you can continue going if you would like.

This is definitely going to help me stay on track since I am trying to set a morning routine and keep my day organized and productive.

I hope this help somebody out there in my same situation :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Digital Layout Color Challenge

This challenge is about using Black, White and another main accent color of your choice at ScrapGirls and here is my layout.

By the way if you know of any other digital scrapbooking challenges please let me know, I love them, specially when you can win something :)

Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Scrapbook Layout

I am so happy I worked on another layout. This one is inspired by Pinterest 

Here is my digital layout,

and this is what I used for inspiration


Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Doodle Page... Manifesting From Your True Self

As I was getting ready to meditate with the 21 Day Meditation Experience, I started doodling before the meditation on day 13 which title is Manifesting from your true self and the message for this day says: "to create your life from your inner core means you are manifesting from the same source and intelligence as the universe, your desires are in tune with the creative and evolutionary forces of Nature. This alignment with the universe ensures that your wishes will manifest at the right time and under the right circumstances..."

Isn't that awesome? I love this... so encouraging :)

Anyway, here is what I doodle while listening to it :)

Enjoy :)
and thank you so much for visiting me :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Fun Digital Layout

I've been thinking for a while that I want to go back to scrapbooking, traditional that is.
But since I haven't organize my supplies I figure I can start by doing a digital scrapbook layout
I made this one last night using my PSPX2 program.

I hope it encourages and inspires somebody out there :)
This layout can be done easily in a traditional way also :)

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Remember Gratitude Always

Today I played around with my art journal
I started by drawing the leaves and cutting them out,
then put the cut out on the paper
 and use gelatos to trace the leaves on my art journal page
keeping the cut out in place, I spread the gelato with a wet brush
cleaning the brush as the color changed
After finishing that step I removed the cut out
and painted the inside of the leaves with acrylic paint and a brush
Once dry, I glued the message that I found in an old mini calendar.

The message says:

When fortune is against us 
we don't forget to whine,
but do we remember gratitude 
when everything is fine?

I just thought it was so true...

I feel like something is missing...
I would love some feedback on my page, 
please leave a comment on what do you think :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

I Deserve...

I've been participating in the 21 Day Meditation Experience.  Today is Day 5 and is the first time that I get to do the whole meditation, is not too long, is just around 15 minutes or so but for me, meditation is not easy, is not easy to sit still and not have my mind wonder around, but today I did a lot better.

Here is a little something that I put together as a reminder of today's thought:

Hope it helps :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Leaf Journal Page

 Lately I've been contemplating how I use my time, even thought for me is really hard to use time on my own things during the day (because I feel guilty), I've come to realized that at night when I feel free to do the things I like because I am done with my part time job and house work; that I am too tired to do anything even to pick up a book and read it.

So today I decided to use an hour of my early afternoon to do the things I like. Today I chose Art Journaling.

I have step by step pictures below with a description under each one of them :)

I started by putting some white labels in my white page and spreading some colors, I used yellow, red, green and a little bit of light purple. 

Then I peeled the labels out and put some paint inside the white part to see what kind of effect I get.

Then I used a flat brush to spread those colors in the opposite direction that the background colors.

While all that was drying I decided to cut a leaf from brown paper using a big brown paper bag

and place it on my page like a collage. Then I took my black thin marker making small lines around the leaf to simulate stitches.

This is the final page, feeling the life and beauty of fall.

Leave a love comment :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fast and Easy, Last Minute Decorated Pumpkins for the Halloween

This year we decided to make something different with the pumpkins
we bought a few fake pumpkins from the craft store
 Halloween fabric and mod podge to decoupage our pumpkins

The long one you see here it was a paper pumpkin
and the little one is one of the plastic ones
where my daughter selected the pieces of fabric she liked
and glued it to her little pumpkin

 Here is the pumpkin we carved last year

and this is the pumpkin my teenage daughter carved last year also :)

Hey come follow me and my Life Full of Passions to get updates and more cool stuff :)