Thursday, March 29, 2018

Baseball Season

Good morning!  It's that time of year again where my nights will be short and my stomach will go into knots quiet often. Baseball season starts today! In case you are new with us, our son Danny plays professional ball. He is with the Chicago White Sox. This is a picture the team took their last day of the Spring Training in Arizona.

Landon (2 years old) is practicing his cheerleading moves for daddy.

And baby Liam (4 months old already!) is modeling his new White Sox Sweatshirt.

Of course I already made the first Baseball layout for these pictures. 

Have a fabulous, fun and blessed day!


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Layouts

Happy Wednesday! Easter Sunday is just a few days away and I see the excitement in my grandchildren, specially when we go to a craft store. They love to kiss the LARGE eggs and they want me to buy one of each color.  I suspect that they imagine them full of goodies and easy to find on an Easter Egg Hunt!

Here are some fun kits that I made for this special holiday. 

And here are Andrew & Carolina with Carolina's friend Allie. Carolina's egg is almost as big as she is!

Besides the fun part of Easter, we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What an amazing gift we have in Him! 

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Grandmother - New Monthly Family Kit

Good morning! We have our new March kits up for sale on this blog.  This one called Grandmother is the new monthly Family kit. In addition  to the two-page layout it comes with a bonus single-page layout.

To see all of the available kits, click on the Happy Shopper to the left.  Send me an e-mail to let me know which kits you'd like so that I can set them aside for you.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for Summer?

Good morning and happy Friday.  They're still having snowstorms in the Northeast and Midwest and it's been unseasonably cool here in Florida.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to completely pass Spring and get into Summer!

Here are a couple of layout kits that will be released for sale this weekend.  They are At the Pool ...

... and By the Sea, two places I would not mind being once it warms up a bit.

Hope that your week was great.  Have a safe and restful weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

True Story

Good morning! I have a great story to share with you today, are you ready? 

Truth: I am "machine challenged". I love them all, I have them all and I still do not know what to do with most of them. 

In one of the crops I attended recently some of my friends were raving about the latest "Brother Design and Cut" machine. I went home and of course I ordered one. I opened it, sat it on my desk and every time I would try to use it about 10 red lights and 20 alarms would go off! I patiently would turn it off.  I am not good at reading instructions, so I watched several videos.  Unfortunately, my command of the English language would disappear and my eyes would glaze over.  I finally decided to return the machine and get my money back. End of story. (Or so I thought.)

Last weekend I attended Vero Scrapbook weekend event and as I walked in the room I noticed that the BIG prize of the weekend was the same machine. I told Barbara the story, she laughed and she said "God will give it back to you, you will win it". I laughed and silently told myself "I do not want it."  I still bought tickets for the raffle and sometime between Thursday and Saturday evening I lost my raffle tickets! I told Barbara about my loss and she replaced my tickets. Raffle time..... at 10:30 pm on Saturday night I won the "Brother Design and Cut" machine, a newer and better model than the one I returned!  There was no cheating!  Another lady in the room pulled the ticket out of a large bowl. Yes, it was my number!

God has a BIG sense of humor.  He gave it back to me telling me "Beatriz, you can do it. I made you smart, I gave you a sound mind and I will help you".  All the glory to God!

When I got home I gave it to a friend in the neighborhood.  I told her to learn how to use it and then bring it back and show me.  I think that this will work.

I love this layout which I titled Rooted in Christ. I used Heartfelt Creations papers.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fairie Dust

Happy hump day! Hope your week is going great so far. Here is another layout I made over the weekend using one of the Graphic 45 new collections called Fairie Dust. I just love the colors!
Thank you oh so very much for your visit today.  Be sure to hug your loved ones whenever you get the chance.  You never know when they're going to be taken away from you.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Scrap Diva

Good morning! I am back from an awesome weekend in Vero Beach scrapping with friends whom I adore. Since Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, many of us dressed in green and wore Dollar Tree adornments. You can see all the fun pictures on Amazing Grace Papercrafts Facebook page.

I made this layout while I was there. It will be a kit available this coming weekend.

Have a wonderful and blessed Tuesday!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I'll Crop 'til I Drop

Happy Thursday!!! I am off to Vero Beach to attend a  4-day crop sponsored by Vero Scrapbook Store. The theme is St. Patrick's Day and, of course, I have special green outfits for the occasion.

As one of the vendors, I will be offering my kits for sale. I will also be designing new ones so stay tuned to my FB page.

These layouts are perfect for some of our pictures.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Coastal Life

Good morning! I thought I'd share a tropical layout today even though we are having temperatures in the 30's at night for the last few days! 

Have a fabulous and blessed day!


Happy Tuesday the 13th!  In my home country Tuesday the 13th is the same as the Friday the 13th in the U.S.  We have a saying in Spanish: "Martes 13, ni te cases ni te embarques"  (Don't get married or travel on Tuesday the 13th).

This was one of my kits last month. I never get tired of clocks.  I love them all. My house is full of them and setting them for Daylight Savings is always a process.  The base paper in this layout has multiple clocks so the transparency looks great over them. 

Have a wonderful and blessed day and remember not to get married today or travel anywhere! hahaha.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hot Rod Heaven

Good morning!  I hope you had a lovely and restful weekend.  Mine was petty busy with the family.  My husband owns a 1923 T-Bucket hot rod and on Saturday we went to a local car show.  I made matching outfits for Carolina and Andrew (with flames, of course) and they looked sooo cute!  A reporter from a local magazine took pictures of them to feature them later on in the month. 

Guess who was there.  Do you remember the 60's TV show "The Munsters"?   Well, Butch Patrick, the child actor who played Eddie Munster showed up.  And he brought a couple of the Munsters' hot rods with him.

He sure looks different these days!  My husband also got to meet Jay North, the original Dennis Mitchell from Dennis the Menace.  He lives in a small town about 35 miles north of here and just decided to stop by.

My friend Elisa from Srappin Every Memory designed this overlay for my pictures. Of course the original is for me and I will make 5 kits as well.

Janet Gaar from kitz2go and I started our Group Page on Facebook called "Team Genius" Scraps. Make sure you ask to join. We are posting our kits, our customers and friends are posting their layouts and we also have prizes, giveaways, contests, inspiration,  and much more. 

Have a fabulous and blessed Monday!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

One Tent Away

Good morning! As soon as I saw this title I knew I had to make a layout with it. I love those type of expressions; his elevator doesn't go to the top floor, he's one sandwich short of a picnic, he's not the sharpest tack in the drawer, and so on.

Don't you have crazy pictures of your loved ones that you have no idea what to do with them? This is the perfect title for them!

Here are some examples of our crazy family! They are totally fun and perfect for this layout. Here is our son walking around at a park carrying a Dolly Parton tote bag. I'm sure that she'd be thrilled to know that it's being put to good use!

And here is Landon walking around the baseball park wrapped in his favorite dinosaur blanket in 80 degree weather.

Madison, Landon and Liam playing with Snapchat.

Carolina trying to hide from us under a storage bin.  Uh, Carolina, next time don't pick a transparent bin

Life is good and it's the little things that make it worth while and filled with laughter and love. Be inspired, take lots of pictures and scrap them all! Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Magical Memories

Good morning! Our son-in-law George turned the big 4-0 last weekend. They celebrated his birthday all week long! One of their birthday activities was a trip to  Disney World in Orlando. This layout will be perfect for these pictures and many more.

Andrew and Carolina were the perfect partners in most of the rides all day long.  Here they are at the Hall of Presidents.

And here they are on one of the family-type rides.  It might be Small World.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Uniquely You

Hello friends! As many of you know, I spent the weekend in Lafayette scrapping and designing for Kiz to Go. My sweet husband drove me  (about 10 hours each way from home) and it ended up being a mini-vacation for both of us.

This is one of the many layouts of the weekend. We made a total of 20 different kits.

Janet and I have called ourselves Team Genius for a while now. For the first time we made several short videos showing the layouts and also having good laughs with each other. You can see them on our Facebook pages (Kitz to Go and Amazing Grace Paper Crafts).

Nothing like scrappin' with good friends, right? Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy March

Happy March! My husband and I are on our way to Lafayette, Louisiana. I  will be designing Kits with Janet Gaar from Treasured Memories all weekend long. We will be posting them on our FB pages so stay tuned! "Team Genius" is together once again. Remember she is the queen of titles!

These are two of my latest kits celebrating St. Patrick's Day. 

Have a fabulous and blessed day!