Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Kit - Homespun - Full Reveal!

Hello Everyone!

A little early posting my work, I just couldn't wait until tomorrow; I am so excited to show you what I have done with this FABULOUS Kit! If you did not pick this one, you are missing out!
I still have about 5 or 6 left...
Most of my samples are using old pictures of my mom...My mom passed away two years ago on my birthday, she had Alzheimer's and died at the age of 72...still young now in days...
A very difficult time in my life and until now, I had not seen pictures of her or done any scrapbooking other than this picture I did shortly after her passing...
Anyway, working with this kit and her pictures has been such a rollercoaster of emotions for me,some days I was fine and happy to remember, other days I scrapped and I cried…
I enjoyed this kit so much…I hope you enjoy my work this month and the stories behind the pictures!

~60’s Beauty
Three pictures of my Mom sometime during the 60’s, I am just amazed of how beautiful women
were back then, their hair, their makeup, the fashion…
~Beautiful Brave Girl
My mom was the oldest of 9 kids living in a small town in Mexico; she moved to the big city at the
age of 15 and eventually moved all her siblings and mother. My Mom worked very hard to make this happen; she was a maid, a waitress and endured many struggles. This is a picture of her walking the streets of Mexico City at 16 or 17 years of age. Check out her dress!
~A moment to Cherish
People always said the she looked like Sophia Loren in this picture…Love the glasses!
I love how well this picture goes with the paper! My mom had gone to a wedding and all the accessories look just like the paper, I picked the title “Fashionista” and this quote I found on line “Because life is too short to blend in”
~My Mother
She looks so beautiful! She reminds me of the movie with Elvis Presley that he films in Acapulco; she had gone to Acapulco and looked all tan!
~Don’t stop Believin'
I have no words for this...let me just read you the journaling
“Small town girl, with big dreams! My mother always had a dream of leaving her small town she was born in, and moved to the big city, Brave Girl! She was only 15 and she had the courage, perseverance and determination to improve her life and the life of her family… She made her dream come true, and never stop believing! Thanks to my mom’s courage, I am here today, my mom…my hero!
I will forever be grateful for you… I miss you!”
~Life is Great
I love being a mom of a little girl!
~Love 2 Create
Here I am…creating! I don’t get to be on the pictures much so I thought about doing a layout of myself
And the last one….
~Amor Eterno
This is a picture of my parents and the title translates to “Eternal Love” which is a song my mom dedicated to my dad when he passed away, I was 14 years old when I lost my dad. This is a picture frame I got at Michael’s for $1.00 and it was so simple to do! I made the small flowers out of the fabric that is in the kit…

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Homespun July Kit Sneak Peeks!

I had so much fun playing with this kit! I can't wait to show you my work...but for now here is some peeks!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

On the wagon...again...

Have you ever try to start a diet or exercise plan and all you think about is all the reasons why you "can't"??
Well I have decided to go back to Weight Watchers...again and to do this for real!
It is not about looks anymore, I want to "feel" better, I am 41 years old but feel like I am 60! I have back pains, knee pain, feet pain, you name it! I am done, done, done.
I am pretty good with my food (most of the time) but this time around, I really need to focus on the exercise and stop the "I am too busy" "I do not have time" "I am too tired", I am done with that too!
So wish me luck on this journey that I know is going to be long,and it is going to be painful...