Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sketch #30 de Latina Crafter

Saludos amigas. Ya estamos a una semana del Nacimiento del Niño Jesús. Nuestras casas están decoradas, el arbolito lleno de luces, exquisitos olores emanan de nuestra cocina. ¡Ay! Esta es la mejor época del año. Ojalá que esta escena navideña la vivan todos, pero lamentablemente sabemos que no es así. Hagamos lo que esté a nuestro alcance para ayudar a una persona que esté necesitado, aunque sea sólo para acompañarla. 

Hi All! We are only one week away from Christmas, when we celebrate our Lord's birth. Our homes are decorated, the tree is trimmed, exquisite smells are coming from our kitchen. Yay! This is the best time of the year. We wish this was the scene everyone is living, but unfortunately we know it's not true. Let's do what we can to help someone in need, even if it's only to say, "I'm here if you need me". 

Hoy les traigo una tarjeta que me ordenaron para un bautismo. Ayer me llegó el set de stamps "Mi Bautismo" de Latina Crafter y rapidito lo abrí para ponerme a jugar (jejeje). Usé el Sketch #30 de LC y papeles de Gina K. Designs. También hice un sobrecito para insertar una tarjeta de regalo usando sellos de LC. 

Today I have a card that I made for a baptism. I received the set of stamps I ordered from Latina Crafter "Mi Bautismo" yesterday and quickly started playing with them. I used Latina Crafter's sketch for December and Gina K. Designs paper. I also made a gift card holder using "Feliz Navidad" stamp set from LC.

Este es el Sketch #30 de diciembre:
Sketch de Diciembre

Aquí mi participación:

Este es el sobrecito que hice con papel de la colección de American Crafts "Jolly" y la chica es de "Feliz Navidad" de LC.

Les deseo una Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año Nuevo. Que el Niño Jesús les colme de muchas bendiciones.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the Child Jesus bless you all.

Abrazos y Bendiciones.  Hugz and Blessings.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Can you believe it, December is here!

Ok, so what happened to November? One moment it's here, the next it's not. It flew by all too quickly, and for me it was loaded with activities. This November we had two wonderful family gatherings. The first was to celebrate Thanksgiving a la Puerto Rico! Yes, we had turkey and all the fixings, but we added our arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas, yummm) and some add roast pork. Then for dessert we had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pumpkin cake, carrot cake (mine, of course!); but we also had Tres Leches and flan. I love it when we can mix both traditions; it's a little like having family and friends together, this gives way to new traditions seasoned with the best of both worlds.  As a child I heard songs like White Christmas and Aguinaldos Navideños. For the first time ever, I had our Christmas tree up and decorated before we sat down to eat turkey. Thanks to my elves!!

The second gathering was a barbecue at my house.  My sister-in-law (my BFF and Scrabble opponent) and father-in-law came to Puerto Rico to spend Thanksgiving with us. My sis-n-law was never able to come here for the holidays, so it was extra special. We had a really good time, we reconnected with family members and made plans for the upcoming Christmas Holidays; and mind you, our festivities will last until the 6th of January when we celebrate Three Kings Day.

Since I was busy making preparations, I didn't have time to share a card I made with you. I made it for a Stamptv challenge and  used the Latina Crafter sketch challenge #29. Things got so hectic, I forgot to upload it in time for the November sketch challenge over at Latina Crafter. For the base I used Gina K's Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White, Honey Mustard and Dark Sage. The printed paper is from her Sun-kissed Autumn paper pack and the pumpkin stamp from Celebrate the Season.

I also want to share with you these poinsettias that I made using my Silhouette Cameo and the Christmas Flowers cut file I purchased from Lori Whitlock.   With this cut file you can make any size flower you want using Design Studio or any program that reads svg cut files. I am having so much fun making them to decorate my office. Christmas is definitely in the air!!

I truly hope that all those that celebrate Thanksgiving had a great one.  I pray that this Advent will help us prepare our homes and our hearts for the celebration of our Lord's birth. May you all have a wonderfully creative day! Hugz and Blessings.