Sunday, March 7, 2010

I got an award!

I want to thank Melissa from Disney Dream Designs at  for giving me this Beautiful Blogger award!  I was so excited when I learned she picked me!  Thank you so much Melissa! Part of the award is to share 7 things about myself... so here we go:

1) My first passion in life and above all things is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2) I am the wife of the sweetest and most supportive man I have ever met: Steve Farquhar (est. 1977).

3) I am the mother of Valerie (29,  married to her high-school sweetheart George) and Daniel (23, married to his high-school sweetheart Lexie).

4) I love Paper Crafts! I recognize I have a  God-given PASSION for it.

5) I love to teach! The more I give myself to others the more the ideas come!

6)  I pray for all my followers and people who write to me!!!!! (Shhhhh.........).

7)  Do you ever wonder why I scrap so fast? Well, My full time job (2006-2008) for 2 years and 10 days was to scrapbook FULL TIME for a lady who has the largest private scrapbook collection in the world!!!!!!
Sometimes I would make 88 pages in a day! Sometimes I was slow and only made 20. They set up a studio for me to work at with everything I needed (yes, just like a store). I would say my most challenging project was to make an album for a millionaire lady  who brought Andrea Bocelli as a surprise for her husband's 70th birthday. (He even brought his piano and wife from Italy to the US for the occasion!!!!). The album was done in black, white, silver and purple (yeah... purple, you read right), VERY elegant, each photograph double and triple matted with a very expensive line of papers that you do not see at stores. I used crystal swirls that were like $15 per package in almost every page!!!!! The funny thing of this is that they only took like 3 or 4 pictures of Andrea! They were so busy taking pictures of the decorations, the food, the mansion, etc, etc, etc, that they forgot about their special guest!!!!! I called my studio the "Scrapbook Sweat-shop". This is the reason why I can scrap from one style to another in a heart beat. Just show me the paper and I show you a layout!
(ha, ha, ha, ha.... I LOVE PAPER!!!!!!).


  1. OMGoodness to your #7 Beatriz! That's my dream job!!!!!

    I absolutely love you and your blog and I wanted to share it with everyone who comes to mine!

  2. Okay, so now I know how you scrap so fast .. but seriously it takes me forever to just to choose my paper! What a wonderful and memorable experience! Congrats on your award .. you certainly deserve it. I scrolled down and saw yesterday's post .. love that one!

  3. Oh how I would have loved to see that album you made for that lady.
    I love this post, it is so inspiring, I admire your love for God and your family. You inspire me to be a better wife, mother, friend and person all around.
    Can't wait to see you at The Paper Niche!
    (((((Abrasos grandes)))))

  4. Congrats on the well deserved...and I so enjoyed reading your list...what a fab list it was too...really love hearing about your incredible experience as a personal scrapper...wowzers...what fun!

  5. Wow! Full-time scrapbooker that's AMaZING, Grace.

  6. Beatriz... I loved learning more about you!! How fun would it be to scrap with those kind of supplies!! Glad to see (already knew) that God is first in your life... with Him at the wheel, you can't go wrong!! Have a great day!

  7. Congrats for your blog award! After reading your posts, I know you deserve this and many more. I love Andrea Bocelli too! Did you take picture of the album? ~I would love to see them!
    You are a very sweet and very special person Beatriz! I am so happy we found each other...

    Bendiciones para ti y tu linda familia!!

  8. Beatriz,
    Wow, I would love to see the album you made in the scrapbook sweat shop. Wow, I'm impressed. Congratulations on your award. Shari (cricutrookie)

  9. WOW!!! that is so cool!!! It sounds like a dream come true! :-) And I love that you pray for all of your followers, thank you!

  10. Wow thats crazy... to SB full time, what a job. It would be great but im not sure if I would be sick of scrapbooking after that or what lol. I would love to see this ladies collection, wow. Did u ever take pictures or that wasnt allowed? And how did you find a job like that? :D Very interesting. Glad to get to know you more too and I cant wait for you to get your package Wednesday! :D have a great week! And thanks for the prayers!

  11. I know, right, I wanted to send you this award, but you had already gotten it! Ha ha ha. You do have a fantastic job. What a great blessing!

  12. You deserve every bit of this award. Thanks for sprinkling the beauty and sharing with all of us. Hope to see you do your thing at the Niche later in the month... Aida

  13. Way to go Beatriz!!!!. I hope this is just the first award of many more to come, you deserve it!!!.
    Love all your stories.