Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catching up on challenges

I couln't participate at Mscraps challenges as much as I wanted to. The result is: only 3 entries for the whole month of January. But I always love to come back with a big bang (*chuckle*). The first layout is my take on the Template Challenge. I'm not a fan of templates - I feel like I'm cheating or not using my own brain, hehe. But when I use them (on rare occasions, of course) I love to make them my own; I hate just to "copy" the whole composition.

Where did The Time Go
GSO at gallerystandouts.com

here is the original template:
by Vissarah, Mscraps


The second page is for the Theme Challenge, and I'm also happy with how this turned out. I had sort of an idea in my head and I was frantically searching my Mscraps stash to find elements that would find and blending like crazy :-)

Winter Dream



and...


It's a well known secret that Mscraps is having a HUGE party this weekend to celebrate it's first year of existence!!

Happy Birthday, Mscraps!






Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Year's in Florida

I was finally able to sort through our Florida photos and post some (around 130) of them. Not an easy task, I'm telling you. :-)
You can Find them here.




I've Been Busy

Right now, Nina of Nina Scraps and Pamela of Scrap Originals are releasing their new kits:

 I Feel Pretty - Pamela's girly kit at 2 Peas in a Bucket



and Always by Nina Unger, Oscraps





Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Layouts for Heather T.

Very versatile kit for girls and boys as well, at The Digichick, by Heather Taylor:

and here are my pages with it:



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year

Let me start my first  post of the year 2010 by wishing lots of happiness, prosperity and health to everyone!!

I took a break from posting, not because my occasional babble would be such a demanding task, lol! We were invited by our friends to spend New Year's Eve in their rental place in Naples, Florida. Where we live, a winter season means quite cold (oh yes!), rainy weather, so we really welcomed this opportunity. The sunny state surprised us with unseasonal chill during the first two days, then showed us its more pleasant face. I was in heaven seeing all the wildlife that at first, I regretted not bringing my 400 mm lens. But then, what good would it be when alligators were sunbathing 6 ft from me, herons and beautiful anhingas paid no heed to me in Everglades NP, for example?

I'm hoping to sort through all the photos soon, so bear with me, please.