Design Team Member Over At Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello everyone!!! I have very exciting news today to share with you all!!!! I was chosen to be part of the Scrapbookers Anonymous Design Team!! I am honored and excited to be part of the DT team! I am very excited to design with every one of these ladies!!!! Go ahead and visit their blogs here:

Elisabetta Colavero
Julie Jeavons  (Julie J doesn't have a blog yet... but here are some of her albums)                                      

Scrapbookers Anonymous is a great blog about scrapbooking with your scrap stash! Whip out your old stash and create great layouts! Visit the great blog here.
Im going to share a new layout soon stay tuned!!
Thanks for stopping by!
-Love Frank

Once Upon a Springtime....

Hello!! I hope all you had a Great Easter Day with your family!!  Here is Marilyn with my Easter page.   I love this Graphic 45 line and I used it for my  page with more photos of my niece Camila that was looking for Easter eggs and I captured the moment... Here is raining so I don't have the best photo of my page but I hope you like it!!

More details.....
Well folks, until next time, if you would like to see more of my work feel free to visit my blog...HERE.  Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
Take Care,

Life With U is 4 Times the Fun!

Monday, April 25, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Easter! I know I had fun with my friend, we had a great lunch, had a great afternoon taking a stroll, came home and relaxed with the family. There is a circus near my house, Iv'e never really been fond of circuses but I like the scenery. This inspired me to make this page. It took me a while to come up with a definitive layout on this one. I wanted to use two pictures instead of one, I couldn't make up my mind on which one to use so I said, what the heck I'll use both. I like the little folder I made ( you will see it in a minute) its a fun technique and allows for more space. All those embellies are too cute! The words are also gorgeous I totally love! Take a look!

I hope you guys like the page! I absolutely adore it!! I love the theme, the rosettes, the trinkets, everything!!! Ahhh, anywho stay tuned for Marilyn's Easter layout, I am so excited to see what she has created, I will also give you guys some details on my May designer soon, she is fabulous! Take Care everyone, enjoy your Monday!

-Sincerest Love, Frank :-)

Products Used: American Crafts Playhouse; Felt Stars, American Crafts Road Trip; Vacation, Basic Grey Offbeat Collection; Easy Going, K&Company Cut and Paste Die Cuts, K&Company Wild Saffron; Chipboard, My Minds Eye; Lost and Found; Brad, Little Yellow Bicycle; Pin, Sassafras Applejack; Discover, Tim Holtz Idealogy; Paper Stash Lost and Found, Tim Holtz Idealogy; Adage Tickets, Sugar and Cream Yarn.

Follow Your Heart

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Back to work today! I was off yesterday after an exhausting 8 day week, and I managed to scrap in the evening. I really need to get organized though, I have everything everywhere, I need to buy some storage bins or something. Scrapbooking is a messy hobby though so its ok, we are all excused. I made this page and placed it on a white piece of card stock, I don't usually use white, but its nice to have some white negative space from time to time. I used some pretty accents from the K&Company homemade collection, I love the accents they are so cute take a look:

We took this picture in the beach, it was freezing cold! But it was sunny, just that being next to the ocean made it very cold. I love the different color layers too the colors are just cute, I also placed a cute stamp from American Crafts, the musical notes are cute too. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Thursday everyone!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: American Crafts Play Paper, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Stamp Collection; Whistle, American Crafts Flair; Note, Sugar and Cream Yarn, K&Company Handmade Die Cuts. 

Us 3

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone, thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving me warm comments on my Spring layout I really appreciate them, I did enter the layout over at the paper variety for the challenge, so I am excited for that. Today I am sharing a quick layout I made from my bestie's birthday dinner. We had tons of fun, and I love this picture of us, these are my two favorite gals. Take a look at the layout here:

I am loving the paper ribbon I think those are very cute accents, and what about those cute felt stars?? Can anyone say adorable!!!

The theme for this week is Easter, Marilyn will be posting soon her Easter layout and I of course will follow! Stay tuned for that, I am excited to see her work she is so talented. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday thanks for stopping by!

-Much Love, Frank

Products Used: K&Company Daydreams Paper, American Crafts Everyday Paper, American Crafts Thickers Meadow, American Crafts Thickers Bliss, American Crafts Remarks; Accessories, American Crafts Playhouse: Felt Stars, American Crafts Ribbon Dear Lizzy: Lively, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Remarks; Frolic, Making Memories Quote; Classically Defined.

The Air is like a Butterfly!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hi!!  I'm Marilyn Rivera, I live in Puerto Rico a Tropical island in the Caribbean with my husband Israel(we've been married for 20 years) and my two teenagers Alexander and Paola Sofia.  I'm so happy and glad that my sweet friend Frank invited me to be part of this new segment in his blog.  I love this hobby so much but one of the things that I most love is that I made friends around the world through the blogs, that's the way I met Frank...Thanks Frank for this opportunity and for your friendship!
Well this is my Spring Page, I used the new Gabrielle Collection from Bo Bunny...very lovely papers!!  In the picture my lovely niece Camila.
Well until next week when I come back with a new theme and a new page.  Thanks for stopping by and Take Care!!!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hello my fellow scrappers, a little late but Spring is finally here!!! I know we are heading for Summer, but I thought it would be nice if the theme for this week was Spring, anything Spring really, colors, flowers, birds, everything!! So as part of this week's designer theme I made this page. It is full of whimsy and like hubby said Spring overload jaja take a look:

Loving the Spring overload!! Take a look at that cute sun!! oh my I love it! Lets keep an eye out for Marilyn as she will be posting her Spring page soon. Thank You for stopping by and leaving me your comments, hope everyone has a great week!

By the way I have entered this layout for a Challenge over at the Paper Variety! Be sure to visit them and give the wonderful girls there all your love! Visit them here!

-Much Love, Frank

Products Used: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Paper, My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy Chipboard, K&Company Carolyn Gavin Embellishments, American Crafts + Dear Lizzy Flair; Shiny, American Crafts Thickers: Cinnamon, Basic Grey Pieces; Sugar Rush, Sugar and Cream Yarn.

April Guest Designer for Simple, Easy, Creative Scrapbooking

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hello everyone, I am so happy to introduce this new segment in my blog!! I will be having guest designers show their work and share some great layouts with us as well as any techniques and simple, creative ideas they have. To kick things off to a good start I asked my good friend, and fabulous designer Marilyn Rivera to be my first guest. She is a great friend, fun and oh so creative!! I am so glad to have her as my April Guest Designer, for the month of April she will be sharing some layouts with us, tomorrow her and I will be sharing a Spring page stay tuned for that. Meanwhile lets get to know Marilyn a little better: 

1. How did you get started in scrapbooking?
My sister Karen introduced me to this beautiful hobby four years ago and I loved it immediately. 
2. What Inspires you?
Everything around me...a photo, a pattern paper, a piece of  art.
3. When do you find time to scrap?
During the night.
4.What is your favorite scrappy brand?
I have many favorites...Webster Pages, Prima., Bo Bunny, Glitz, Crate.
5. What is something about you most people don't know?
I think I'm the only woman who doesn't like to go shopping, I don't like the shopping mall, lol!

Thank You Marilyn for sharing a little about yourself. I am very excited for her to share her page with us so stay tuned. Leave a comment and welcome Marilyn, I am sure many of you already know her, she is such a talented designer. Thank you once again Marilyn!! You can visit her blog here. Enjoy your Tuesday!

-Love, Frank

Happy Birthday Lucy!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello everyone, I haven't posted in a couple of days because I have been busy at work, and had a couple of exams this week. This past Thursday was my best friend's birthday and co-author of this blog Lucy! Join me in wishing her a happy (belated) birthday!! She turned 24, we went out to celebrate yesterday to the Yard House, a rock and roll style restaurant. It was freezing yesterday here in Los Angeles, we had a promise of rain which sadly never came. We had tons of fun however, and it was the first time in quite a while I had gone out without hubby. It honestly felt weird. We are like Siamese twins most of the time, so not being with him is so strange. I managed to have fun nonetheless! Took tons of pictures I will be sharing later. The highlight of the evening was of course the scrappy birthday card I made her as well as the scrapbox I gifted her as well. Take a look:

Yummy thickers...

And here is her scrapbox without the frame

With the box

The scrapbox said friend in 4 languages, Spanish, English, Japanese, and French. It was fun to make I even used some of that Tim Holtz ink lightly sprayed. I also love the color scheme, so beautiful. I am glad she liked it. Well everyone thank you for stopping by, have a great Sunday, and enjoy it! Thank You for all your wonderful comments.

-Love Frank

Products Used: Birthday Card: American Crafts Confetti: Annie Amaretto, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Ribbon; Lively, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Thickers; Berry, American Crafts Remarks: Sothebys, My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Chipboard, My Minds Eye Lost and Found Brad, K&Company Cut and Paste Embellishments. Scrapbox: My Minds Eye Life Stories Paper, American Crafts Paper: Play, American Crafts Thickers: Nutmeg, Chit Chat, Dear Lizzy Berry, Champagne, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Smirky, Smirk!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday's are fun, I enjoy blogging early in the mroning, which reminds me that 9:57 is not that early in the morning to begin with haha. This weekend was a bit hectic at work, it has been very slow, nobody is spending any money, everyone appears to be saving it (except me), which is a good and bad thing I suppose. Hopefully things pick up, I know a lot of people who work retail will understand. I got a layout done last night, I was inspired by some layering I had seen on some of my old layouts. I just love layering, I used some distressed paper, and added a couple of accents. I like going through my stuff because I always find paper that I never used, or I planned to use and never did. I have so much that I forget sometimes. Hubby looks cute in this picture and his smirk.... well what can I say. Take a look:

What about that flair badge, sweet sunshine.... yummy!

I admit that I am a heavy user of foam dots, and glue dots, I just love layering. And just take a look at his shirt, he defenitely has gas...haha.

I like this paper that I used for this layout, it has some glossy finish even though you cant really see it from the picture. I enjoyed this layout its easy, fun, and simple. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: American Crafts Road Trip Collection: Scenic Route,  American Crafts Thickers: Vera, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Flair; Shiny, My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Chipboard, Making Memories Buttons, We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection: Explore.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bonjour everyone!!! Welcome to April! March passed by me so quickly!! I didn't even feel it! April is here however, so lets enjoy, I hope however we have some April showers because here is SoCal it was 97 degrees today! Talk about yucky weather ugh! All that heat got my creative juices flowing and I made this April layout, I had wanted to make some yarn embellishments since the longest, so I tried that out today. I think they look fab, tell me what you think:

It took me a great deal of time to make all of those, but it payed off, they look so adorable, and the warm colors, well like I said it was 97 degrees so orange seemed like the best way to depict that haha. Well thanks for stopping by, I am going to start working on a birthday card later, I will share with you all soon. Until then, enjoy your weekend!!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: American Crafts Everyday Paper, American Crafts Thickers; Salutations, My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy; True Blue Snappy, Sugar and Cream Twists Yarn, Making Memories Buttons.

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