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January 31, 2010

Sunday!!


Hello Girls!! well the weekend is almost over and yesterday was a very busy day staring with lunch with a friends at the OLD San Juan Restaurant in Jersey, and then to my my son choir Concert!! ending the day with some cooking for Sunday Church... I was so tired at the end of the day that I couldn't do any scrapbooking!! And today it was Church and just Chilling at home!! Oh well I guess tomorrow is another day!! I have some paper chosen to do a new LO! so will see how it goes..!!

Ahh ..I almost forget...One more Week to my 46th Birthday!!! OMG! can you belive it!! G+For sure I can't!!


Cheers

January 28, 2010

The Color Palette Challenge

Hello everyone, here is a new challenge for all those scrapbooker who will like to improved their pages or give a new flair to it! How many times you browse over a magazine and saw that LO that just totally capture your eyes? At least in my case, it happen very often...Well part of the Magic behind those wonderful LO’s are the Color Pallets used to pop those picture (s).

(Note: This challenge in also hosted at Scrapbook.com here is the link! )

So let me share with some of the secrets

1. Keep Your Eyes Open - Look all around you for great color palettes and colors that work well together. Pay close attention to advertisements, nature and even interior decorating samples and clothing combinations.
2. Avoid Color Overload - Try to only use a few colors on each layout. A good rule to follow is 2-4 colors. This keeps the main focus on your photographs and not on the layout itself.
3. Busy Isn't Better - Avoid busy background papers with lots of colors and objects scattered all over them. The key is to keep the focus on the pictures, and when you use distracting colors and objects, you lose sight of what the main intent of the layout is.
4. Not sure of which color to use ? No problem! Use a Color Pallet generator. There many FREE in the Internet. Just need to up load the photo you want to use on your LO and the generator will give you the perfect colors that will match your LO perfectly!

Here are 3 I use very often and is Very Easy to use
a. THE GRAEVE
b. Color Hunter (click on "upload Photo")
c. Huge Color Lab (love this one..very easy to use)

(nothing to download, just click and go..how easy is that!)


Now that we know some of the secrets, let’s use it to our advantage!!

The Challenge:
Create a LO using a Color Palette generator, You will need to:
1. Post your Original Photo,
2. your Color Palette (it could be just the names of the colors)
3. your Final product “The LO” you make using these colors

Note: LO’s Could be Traditional or Digital

The Winner will receive a RAK from me...Join Anytime....Challenge ends February 28th

Here is my Color Pallete Example:


The Color Palette Challenge
And Here is my LO made with this Color Palette

January 26, 2010

January Sketch Challenge

Okay Last Month I won week #3 for the Monthly ..but this month it has Crazy!! and I was not able to do weeks 1,2 or 3 :( I knowwww...but tonight I was able to work with week 4 ..yeiiiiii!

So here is the Sketch


And here is my Creation


Materials: Love Monsters by Suzzy Q, Photo by Amy Rose
Challenge hosted by jamariel

Cutie Pie Alley


Amy Rose Photography..OMG she is so talented, So day I wish I could be at half of good as she is today!

January 25, 2010

JANUARY'S inspiration

My Dear Friend and Owner of the Artistic Challenge blog have a great Chanllenge ..every month she choose a painting from a famous Artist and give it to us to create our interpretation in Scrapbook of the master piece. This month the inspiration comes from PRO HART - FLORAL # 2 CRITERIA
Here is his painting



And Here my interpretation of Painting


Most of the material used in this LO are from RCarlton

Me and My Boys!


Hello Again!
as you know during holiday vacations I was in PR with my boys and one of the night we went bowling to celebrate by nephews 21st B-day, and for a very long time I was finally able to have a photo of me and my boys! You know how boys are ..they never want to be photograph with Mom! :)
But Won this battle and here the LO with this so unique and rare photo! :)

January 24, 2010

Preparations for Our Savanna Vintage Getaway



Hello Friends!
As you know on February 11, my dear hubby and me will be traveling to Savanna, GA for a unforgettable 10th year anniversary Getaway!! with our Pastors and some other couples! Is going to be just the perfect escape. For long time i wanted to go to Savanna as you know "who" lives there!! (Paula Dee) and I just cant wait to visit her restaurant!! but also I being doing some research about the town and as historic as it is as beautiful things you can find!! One of the places I'm looking forward to visit are the historic houses they have like the Marshall House, a historic inn that was built in 1851 as the first hotel in Savannah. Also looking for vintage findings that i could use on my scrapbook page! ..Here an example of a cute little store I found in the web ..is in the middle of the town..can one of the 1st stops Im planning to do once we are there!!

January 22, 2010

In Love!!


Just a quick LO's with Hellly digi kit! Is just gorgeous!! and the Baby on this Photos!! OMG..she just capture my sol with that face!!!

Delicious and Simple Black Rice


This is part of My Menu for Sunday Lunch at church with Chicken Enchiladas and for course Cheese Flan!

Simple and Super Delicious Black Rice! So easy and yet sooo Good!
Ingredientes:

1/2 libra de tocineta picadita
1 cdta de comino
1 lata de habichuelas negras escurridas bien levemente
3 tazas de arroz cocido
Cilantrillo picadito

Procedimiento:

En un sartén sofría la tocineta hasta dorada pero no crujiente. Agregue el comino y las habichuelas y cocine mientras maja las habichuelas con un majador o tenedor. Añada el arroz cocido mientras mezcla bien. Ahgregue el cilantrillo, pruebe y ajuste la sazón y sirva seguida.

Plantain Chicken with Green Pasta! You will Love this Recipe!


Okay just made this receipe Yesterday! and I think (hope) you are going to like it!! so Easy and Flavorfull! Here it goes..

Green Pasta
This recipe is based on a Peruvian dish that our Kids always asked in a Peruvian restaurant we used to visited in Connecticut. And I can still say that I also like my version with the Puerto Rican flair!

Ingredients:
3 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
10 TO 12 ounce of chopped spinach (frozen can be good to, thaw and drain well to remove excess water before use)
1 cube chicken stock
1 / 4 cup fresh coriander
Salt and pepper
Water
1 pound cooked pasta ( I used Linguini, but you could use any pasta you like)

Procedure:
In a saucepan or skillet heat the butter and cook onion and garlic until shinny. Add spinach, broth and a little water to help dissolve the chicken cube and spinach does not dry out. Cook for 5 minutes shaking.
Add the coriander and grind in food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
(Add water if necessary for consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning) Return to skillet and heat while mixing the dough. Serve with some Parmesan cheese if desired.

Breaded chicken breast With Plantains
This Peruvian dish can be use with chicken or beef, is a very similar disk to what we do in PR but to bring it to our table we had to start with “platanutres”.
Ingredients:
(Marinate)
6 tbsp oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 / 2 tsp red pepper (optional)
3 tbsp mustard
1 / 2 cup coriander chopped
4 half breasts large (Fillets)
(For the Crust)
1 cup ground unsalted “platanutre” (if you cant get them without salt you could make your own)
1 cup cracker dust
Pepper (if salt though “platanutre” had enough salt will drain each breast so walks only pepper if desired)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 days of butter

Procedure:
In a bowl mix the marinade ingredients. Flatten chicken breasts with a masher (smooth side) Dry thoroughly and place into container spreading it well with marinade. Let marinate for 15 to 25 minutes.
Mix the ground with “platanutre” and Cracker Crump’s powder. Cover the chicken with the mix. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet and brown the chicken breasts flat, two by two for them to get very hot and become faster and pies are toast on both sides over medium heat high. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with green pasta (recipe above)

January 21, 2010

Hi Everyone! My Upcoming Romantic Getaway!





Sorry being so quite latel! I being busy with Work and some behind work I had for some of my upcoming publication work! Anyway just thinking ahead...I Created this LO about Love...in here are my Grand Niece and Nephew...they are so dear to heart!

So news ..did I tell you that me and my hubby are going away to a romantic Getaway!! Ohhh Yea!! we are going to celebrate my B-day (Feb 7) and Valentine's..and we are going to one of the places I wanted to go for such a long time!! we are going to Savanna, Georgia!! ( the perfect place to retire too)....I cant wait to be there...I planning lots of great things to do ..plus lots of Cozy time with my dear Love! More details to comeee!!

January 13, 2010

Here are Two New LO's

I made these 2 LO's...one for the negative space Challege at Scrapbook.com and the other just for Fun!!





I made this LO for the negative space Challege at Scrapbook.com

Credits: sweetasmallow by CVisions

January 12, 2010

Aloha!! Hello to Everyone!! I'm Back!!


Hello Friends ...I'm finally back from my tropical Vacations!! it really was a great time with my Family and Boys!! Good news...My work will be Published on two great Scrapbooking Magazines!! The Daily Scrapper and Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. for the January Edition!!! Woo-hooo

Just want to share the news!! here is a quick view to one of my LO's published....Now ..just keep tune as there are many new LO's to come and some good receipts tooo!!

look for more!

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