RG Noteworthy Mini Album

It has been a long time since the last time I created a mini album. I have made a few for my mom and  for myself but honestly, I had forgotten how easy and fun it can be to make them. Today, I am sharing a mini album  of my trip to Arizona and I created it using products from the Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay.


Along with the fabulous Noteworthy products, I used some other supplies that I already had in my stash: rings, punches, decorative tape, foil card stock, ribbons, and some clear badge holders that I used as mini page protectors 😀


I started by printing out a small size of my pictures and matting them with white card stock. Then I cut six  rectangles (4″x3″) from black card stock and from different Noteworthy Prints (double sided patterned papers).  I trimmed the patterned papers in half, some horizontally and some vertically, and I adhered them over the black rectangles.


I randomly sorted the mini pages and I started adhering the pictures, one on each page. I used some of the words that are included in a stamp set called Noteworthy. I gold embossed the words over vellum strips, and I used them as titles on some of the pages, including the very first page.


As embellishments for the pages, I put small pieces of decorative tape and some heart and star shapes that were punched from foil card stock. The pages are really small, so the only extra embellishments that I put were some clear gemstones here and there.  I did not want to make the pages too bulky, because I knew they had to fit inside the protectors.


To make the base of the album, where the journal  is (last page), I used a thick card stock (4.5″ x 4″)  covered with patterned paper on both sides, and  I perforated two holes for the rings. I adorned those ring with pieces of ribbon.


Here you can see the order of the pages, before I assembled the album…



I made a few changes after I took these pictures (I changed some of the words, I added more gemstones, etc) but basically is the same and you can see better what I did on each page.  One of the things that I like about this type of mini album with rings, is that you can always add more pages later if you want 🙂

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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Go Where Your Dreams Take You

Hi there!

Today I am sharing an 8″x8″ scrapbook page that I created using some products from the new Lia Griffith Collection by Hero Arts…060115web_gowhere

The background of this page was made with Floral Bold Prints cling stamp and Cornflower Mid-Tone Ink. This stamp measures 6″x 6″ and one of the things I love the most about it, is that you can make a continued background image. This allows you to create 12″ x 12″ backgrounds perfect for scrapbooking.

As the page title, I used one of the sentiments included in Discover 6” x 4 “ clear stamp set, and I also used the mail stamp image over the top of the tower. I have to point out, that I am not a big fan of stamping directly on the pictures I use, so I always add an acetate rectangle over the picture, then I stamped the image. The best ink to use for this is White StazOn.

The floral details are also from the Lia Collection, and they are called Daisy Cutting Set.  I matched the colors by inking paper directly with CornFlower and Soft Sky inks.  At the end I added the date using Kelly’s Planners Clips (another of my favorites Stamp & Cut sets by HA) and some clear gemstones here and there.

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


More News :)


I just want to share very quick more news with you. My friend Silvia Barrera from Mexico City recently launched a digital magazine targeting mexican crafters, which I think it is a great idea. The magazine is called RL Scrap and it covers different themes like tutorials, techniques, sketches, color combos, etc.  RL Scrap is available online and it is completely free.

Well, a couple of months ago, I was invited by her, to participate on the second edition of the magazine. So I made a scrapbooking page for the cover, and I also shared past projects in some of the inside pages, as well as information about me and my work as a crafter 🙂 I have to point out that this makes me feel very proud,  so this is why I want to share the link to the magazine with all of you…

That’s all from me today 🙂 I’ll be back tomorrow morning  to share a HA Card! Yay!

Thank you so much for visiting 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!



A Scrapbook Page [After the Walk Pictures]


It’s me again 🙂 Here is a scrapbook page that I created using  a patterned paper collection called Harvest Lane by Simple Stories…


I bought this paper collection a while ago, but as many of my other crafty stuff it was waiting to be used.  This page is about the pictures that were taken after a walk I did along with two of my girl friends on October 2012.  I  combined the papers with a bunch of other things that I had in my stash:   canvas alpha stickers by Making Memories (I found these on the clearence section of the craft store a long ago) …. and I complemented the title with some letters I cut with my Silhouette and some tiny alpha stickers by Authentique Paper (Carefree Elements 8×12)


…Wood flowers, decorative tape, sequins, gemstones, pearls and of course stitches…


Believe or not, I have been scrapbooking more 🙂 I am still behind on my projects but, at least I can see some progress 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’ll be back soon with another project.

Have a great rest of the week!


Another Scrapbook Page [How Cute!]


I am back today with another scrapbook page of my Shelby. This time, I used my Cricut Expression 2 to create the title, hearts and cute dog. If you noticed is the same dog that I used for this card, but I flipped the shape and I did a couple of modifications to the dog with my scissors… I wanted it to look more like my Shelby, so I cut out part of the black layer to simulate Shelby’s back spots, and I also trimmed a bit of the tail…


I am not in love with the pictures I took today, but I finished the page around four in the afternoon, and the sunlight was not as bright as I like 🙂 Anyway, I based my page on a layout included in the  Scrapbook Trends December 2013 (Article 10, Page 5). Of course I had to modified some of the details, but overall I think the page turned out fine 🙂


I used Create a Critter to cut the dog and hearts, and I also used Birthday Cakes to create the title. I have to point out that I am missing a little journaling right under the titles that it will read “…And Shelby knows it!” My printer was not printing right, so I think I have to clean the heads or change the ink cartridge.


On another note, I am selling my CRICUT ORIGINAL and my ORIGINAL Silhouette. both of them work perfectly and they are in very good condition. If you are interested or know of somebody that could be interested please contact me. I will put pictures of them in my “4 Sale” tab soon.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty week!


A Scrapbook Page [Always Pawsitive]

Hi there!

I am back today to share a Scrapbook page… oh yes… you read right! There is nothing that a little bit of pressure can’t  make me accomplish… Lol. I based my layout in one of Becky Fleck’s fabulous sketches from the PageMaps blog (click HERE to see it), and I created a page of my sweet  and furry Shelby…


I am not very good at writing, specially in English…lol… But I always try to do my best. I write in English, because in the future the ones who will read my pages will be my sons, or maybe their children… I am not sure about that, but that is what I would like to happen 🙂  Anyway, this is what I wrote: “Shelby is always looking forward to enjoy whatever mother nature has reserved for her. She faces each day pawsitively. Snow or rain will never stop her from going outside for a walk. She loves her walks, even if they are short ones.”


I used patterned papers by Recollections, and I added a bunch of yummy sequins, some buttons, doilies and other random embellishments.


I created the title, and tags  using Illustrator and I cut them with my Cameo. It was fun to make this page, specially because I loved the pictures of my Shelby.

Now is time to announce the giveaway winner….Yay! According to Random Org the winner is:

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That means that # 1 is JANIS!

She said this; My favorite furry friends would be my 20 cats…..yes, 20. Ha. And they are all rescues!! Only a handful of them live inside, but they are all my babies and I love each of them. Fortunately, hubby is a vet and we live out where they all have lots of room. And……we don’t have a mouse problem! :) Love these pretty packs of sequins!! They looks so dazzling in all their shiny sparkliness. Thanks for the chance to win.”

Congratulations Janis!…Please send me an email with your addy ASAP :D  so I can send you your sequins right away! :)

Thanks so much for participating and for sharing with me  about your furry friends, it was fun to read about them!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  :D Hugs to all!

Our Jackie

Hi there! I wanted to say THANKS  to the talented ladies who kindly left me a sweet comment about my recent loss… They  really meant a lot to me… Thanks from the bottom of my heart …

Karen Hasheck • ~amy~ • Bev W.

alicecarman •  Virginia Lu • Margaret

Ashley Cannon Newell • Kryssi Ng • AnitaRex

alice wertz • Kasha • Jocelyn

stempelwolfanne • Kine • Nette

Well, Virginia Lu was right about “crafting” as a healing therapy.  So last week, I created a couple of pages of my Jackie . Jackie was with us for thirteen and half years, so as you can imagine, I still have a bunch of pictures of her that  need to be included in our Family Album.  I also thought that Margaret’s idea of creating a photo book is actually a brilliant idea 🙂 So that is something that I have added to my  “to do list”  for later this summer. For now I think I have a good start… I created a double page layout, with some of the pics that I shared with you the other day, basing my design on a fabulous sketch that I saw at the BasicGray Blog  

The paper collection and Embellishments that I used are by  Queen & Co. (I loved them!)…

I also added some Paper Flowers by Hero Arts, just because the color scheme was a bit on the masculine side… and eventhough my Jackie with her cute mustache and big eyebrows 😉 was indeed a sweet furry girl…

I complemented the design with some buttons, sequins and gems here and there… As well as some paw prints that I drew in my mac and cut with my Silhouette

Thank you for visiting :) Have a wonderful rest of the week!