Saturday, September 3, 2011


Hello!!! I hope everyone is fine!  I'm so happy because I'm going to take two weeks off from work, yesss! I really need it!  This is a long holiday weekend here, we're celebrating Labor Day this next Monday.  For that reason, I will show you three pages in this post, I'm going on a trip with my family around the island.  This month's theme in Color Combo Galore is all about books and reading.  This week's Designer challenge: Focus on Type-Dictionary or Text type prints and an unusual but lovely color combo, I really love these challenges!!!!
And this was my inspiration..... 
I made this page about my son Alexander when he had 3 1/2 years old.  One day I came to the room and I found him with his daddy glasses and acting like his dad.  I got my camera and took this photo.  
I used Basic Grey papers, Dusty Attic chipboard, CTMH chipboard and papers and American Craft & Bazzil cardstocks.

More details.... 

I rolled the stripes of printed text pattern papers, then I distressed them with Vintage Photo. I painted the wooden sticks.  I tie the rolled stripes with the wooden sticks and made this big mat.
I would like to see what you can create with this 207 CCG, you can see what beauties the Design Team made here....
Go to Color Combo Galore....(HERE)


It's time to show some Salt & Pepper on your layout or card!  This means that black and white are your main colors but you can use only one more color.  I'm making a b/w and coral colors wedding album for my sister- in- law and brother, so this goes perfect for it!  I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches Blog.  This is a new sketch monthly challenge blog, you can see it ....(HERE

I used some tulle, prima flowers, charms, CTMH chipboard, American craft alphas and some stuff from my kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

This is the sketch ....


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Scrapfit is offing up this fun FITKit to a lucky winner!

So go to SCRAPFIT!!! and see the beautiful pages that the DT made, you have until September 30 to link your project ....HERE....have fun with this workout!!


Karen the owner of Paper Trail store asked us, the Design Team, to make a page or card with a bit of vintage thrown in!  The vintage can be in the papers, in the colors, ephemera, in the photos, etc...   I made this page when my little sister was celebrating her 4th birthday.  My mom had this picture and i'd like to work with it.  I'm the middle one at right side, my sister is the little one at front of mine and we are in the photo with our neighbor Martita.  Lovely memory!!!
I used for this page the lovely line "It's the little things" from Fancy Pants.  Do you love Dusty Attic?...well you can find it at the store!! I used this lovely swirls from Dusty Attic and the Prima flowers all you can find it in....(HERE)  And during this weekend only,  you can buy anything of these products with 15% of discount on your total purchase!!! Just go to , you have until Monday, Sept 5 for this discount!!!

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Well my blogger friends enjoy your weekend!! As always, Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments!!  Take Care and have fun!!
With Love,


  1. Hey My friend WOW the first page is so cool love the paper rols how you design it so gorgeous than the another page you did really very beautiful job with the sketch !!
    And the last page also so gorgeous wonderful layering en cluster flowers WOW .

    big hugs carla

  2. stunning work and you looked so sweet tiny you.

  3. Wow! que te puedo decir!!! La página de tu chico me encantó una paleta de colores bien diferente pues nunca hubiera pensado en poner lila y rojo juntos pero de verdad que se ve brutal!!! Me encanta la dimensión del mat de la foto y la página de libro con el tag le dan ese look vintage. Preciosa página. La página de la novia está bien elegante y me gusta que no le añadiste muchos detalles pues la foto es la estrella y no necesita muchos embellishments. El toque de color que le añadiste es justo lo que necesitaba. La última página me encantó el papel de tickets. todas las flores están bellas, me gustó lucho la ramita de árbol.

    Gracias por compartir tu hermoso talento y siempre excelente inspiración.

  4. Beautiful and gorjuss! Me encanto esos colores y que nice se ve aunque sea de varon el LO icluiste plumas y el color rojo y lila quedo de showww!, LOL!Los demas LO's estan preciosos y el que tiene muchas flores con tonos azul me fascino. Un abrazo mi amiguita, Zulma

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the black and white with a hint of color. Thanks for playing along!!

  6. What gorgeous LO's, Marilyn! Love the rolled paper in the first, the soft flowers and feathers against the B/W in the second, and that beautiful spray of flowers/butterflies in the last. Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Blessings

  7. Wow, Marilyn, you have been busy, love the CCG layout with the fantastic mat on that pic of your little one pretending to be daddy, great work. Hope you have a fantastic holiday, take care, Doreen x

  8. Haz estado bien inspirada estos días. Que bueno. Todas me gustan mucho pero mi favorita es la primera. Me encanta la idea de los palitos de madera como base. La combinación de colores y la foto espectacular. Te botaste.

  9. The 3 layouts are all so nice. Love the mat you made in the lo of your son (darling photo). The black and white layout of your SIL is perfect (bet she loves it) with a touch of red. Also love the gathered trim. Little you in the vintage layout looks just like you! Your Mother looks so young! Have a great day my friend!

  10. Las tres paginas estan espectaculares. Siempre añades elementos q le dan un toque unico a tus creaciones...

  11. Awesome designs, Marilyn!! I love the distressing and you are always good in colors!! Take care and wish you a nice day!! xoxo.

  12. Marilyn prima que falta me hiciste en mi birthday pero tengo que entender, don't worry! Espero que hayas pasado lindo dia y que todo saliera bien.
    Wow! que inspiracional todas tus paginas... todos estan super bellas y con sus detalles que me encantaron pero mi favorita es la que tiene tema de Bodas es uno de mis temas favoritos.
    Gracias por siempre deleitarnso con tus hermosisimas creaciones.
    Boricua Power!!

  13. beauiful pages! like always...loved the Memories one, it brought me memories of the birthdays at my house, they were like that, just us, a neighbor or two at the dinning room....loved the good old days!

  14. Beautiful Layout! Glad you played along with My Creative Scrapbook Sketches....

  15. My gosh Marilyn - you certainly deserve the holiday! thanks ever so much for all your lovely visits and comments, and the long email. So relieved you are all well, horrible thing that Irene. My oh my isn't he an adorable little fellow your Alex! love the rolled mat, really so cool! The cluster in the second one is really to die for, absolutely divine! What wonderful memories you have captured in your third layout, sweet sweet sweet! You have been busy Marilyn creating 3 absolutely wonderful pages, now you have some rest and enjoy your hols! have fun darling! xoxoxox

  16. Love that super sweet pic of your little man.
    All the layouts are so lovely with the style a little different in each of them.I am having so many computer issues lately that I am having touble visiting the blogs of my friends.
    I hope you enjoy your well deserved holiday and come back to work refreshed! I also hope you get to do more beautiful scrapping.... :o)

  17. Beautiful work. I especially love the "Like Daddy" layout...the details are amazing! How cool are those sticks and how you've created a mat with them..looks incredible. Love all your other lush details...

  18. Que te puedo decir que no te hayan dicho. Simplemente eres toda una artista. Dios te siga bendiciendo ese talento y a tu linda familia.

  19. wow these are all sooooooooooooooo outstanding .. loving all of these and you CCG is extra amazing ... you nailed the colours and that pic is awesome ... special memories captured with love ... hugz x

  20. Oh wow, each one of your layouts is amazing and so full of amazing details! I totally love them! Thank you so much for playing along with MCS sketches!

  21. Wow, gorgeous layouts, love the last one, so pretty, have a fantastic trip, take care, Doreen x

  22. Wow, wow, wow! These are all fantastic!!!!!! I am especially fond of the first one-so darling!

  23. wow wow wow... I love the dimension in your layouts, truly stunning!


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