Work with Pages and understanding Art Journaling

June 30, 2011

Aniversary Card


Embellish with Digital Elements
Inspiration from  Lucy Abrams
Designing with digital elements makes creating multiples easy. Simply print the element on patterned paper or cardstock, embellish, and add it to the front of your card.


Cheers,
 Jackie :)

Anniversary Song!

11 years ago we began our walk, and this Friday we celebrate our anniversary and to commemorate the day  my Beloved Esposito (hubby) wrote the song you will hear when you see this short video of our history .. I hope you like it as much as i do! ♥ ♥ ♥

video


Cheers,
Jackie :)

June 29, 2011

Love Love this Designer!

Mel-42 by jackietphotos
Mel-42, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

Kitty Designs! this kit is just to die4 the entire collection includes, sketches, paper elements and examples!

Clinging Collection

June 28, 2011

sunshine

sunshine by jackietphotos
sunshine, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

To celebrate the light days of summer, my Friend had this cute backyard party for her girls.. For the LO I use Jessica base LO and for the PP + elements used Cosmo Cricket Salt Air. The buttons are Turquoise Dots-KK and the Word Art from Carina Garden -Croquette...all Available at Jessica's Sprauge Store

Sketch & LO from my French Friends!

Sketch by Kathleen Glossop



Cheers,
Jackie :)

June 27, 2011

Playing with texture-color burn

I found this incredible site with a whole bunch of tricks for Photoshop elements ..and from there I try these two techiniues which i think it gives a different cool look to this photo..

The web site is Texas Chicks and I think you might like it too!

Here is the Photo Before (original)

And here is after I applied this two techniques!

texture-color burn by jackietphotos


texture-color burn, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

June 26, 2011

mix-match of Free Kits- 4ver and Ever

mix-match-2 by jackietphotos
mix-match-2, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.
This page was made with a Mix-Match of the amazing Free Kits from the 4ever Birthday Blog from Jessica Sparauge! If you didnt have the chance to take advantage of this unique opportunity you still have until tonight @10..So dont loose any time and get them ALL!!
Details on my Free Quick Page and where to grasp these goodies..on my below post!

On this Page a used
Kistchy Digitals
Heidi Swap
Photo Frame from Jessica

June 24, 2011

So Let the Fun Begin! Jessica's Blog Train

Hi!!

So you have arrived to Stop # 23...that means that your "Download file" must be getting very full of all those goodies collected!  isn't that Great!!  The Kits are fabulous tremendous, stupendous, prodigious, phenomenal, astounding, amazing, fantastic, breathtaking, :).. and the QP fantastic! Right??

Well remember, if you just stop for the 1st time at my blog and you want to keep your inspiration coming, not only in Scrapbooking add your name to my followers...I promise a fun ride..with many recipes, photography tips, cool ideas and everything in between!

Also if you don't have any other Gifts,  the Blog Train start here (click for link)....

And Here is My Quick Page!  I used Carina Garder Kit!!  Which you could find Here

Quick Page Sample:


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Your Next Stop is BlogTrain # Jana (click here)  


Thank You for Stop by and hope you enjoy the Ride..See Ya Soon!


For More Information & Products go to Jessica Sprauge WebSite..is full of great products and great inspiration for everyone!


Cheers,
Jackie :)

Just To make Laught!

Hi Everyone ...here some candid jokes to keep you smiling and having a great day!  Remember  tonight..@ 10pm the Blog Train Start!!

Diet time...!! LOL


Cheers,
Jackie :)

June 23, 2011

Get for an Incredible Blog-Train! With a Bunch of FREE Stuff

Okay everyone!  Starting tomorrow @ 10:00PM Eastern time  Jessica Sprauge will Start her "Birthday Hop Train"  In here you will get a whole bunch of great and Beautiful kits and a whole bunch of free..Yes Free Quick pages...So stay tune and get ready as the fun will begin in less than 24hrs!

Click Here for the link to Jessicas !!


Cheers,
Jackie :)

Celebrating Our New Familly Member!


Last saturday we rescued our new Puppy!  He is a Shar Pai Mix with Labrador and he a bundle of Joy!  So cute and lovable and also full of energy!!  His Name is Tiny and he will be Luis new Baby!


Cheers,
Jackie :)
Credits: Card-Taylor Expressions

The Puerto Rican Julia Child: Carmen Aboy Valldejuli

So US, have Julia Child and We have Carmen Aboy!  I think every women from my time have a copy of Carmen's Book!  As her books are the Bible of Puertorican Cooking!!  I grew up with her recipes and even today(at least 40 year later)  I still look at her book for inspiration of for a Classic Puertorican recipe!! So in her honor and for those who desent know her here is a little biography of her!  Her books still available at many on-line stores such as Amazon....later I will share some of other Basic Recipes and some others more Traditional! Maybe it will give some inspiration to cook some Old and with a new twist!

Carmen Aboy Valldejuli

Carmen Aboy Valldejuli is, according to New York Times food critic Craig Claiborne, “the foremost authority on Puerto Rican cooking,” whose cookbooks are “the definitive books on island cooking.”
A daughter of one of Puerto Rico’s most distinguished families, Carmen Aboy Valldejuli, born Aboy Ferrer, is niece of the late Monsita Ferrer, the well-known pianist and composer, and cousin of actor/director Jose Ferrer. Brought up in old Spanish traditions that deemed cooking a menial household chore, Valldejuli did not have the opportunity to discover the joys of creating a meal. Her husband, Luis Valldejuli, was a mechanical engineer by profession, but a gourmet at heart. Their marriage in 1936 launched a lifelong adventure of collecting and developing recipes representative of Puerto Rican cookery.
Mrs. Valldejuli hoped that all readers would eventually wend their way to Puerto Rico to sample the island’s delicacies in the land of their origin. In the meantime, she was certain that the recipes in her books will bring the flavor of the island to the reader’s table. The author offers this toast to accompany a Puerto Rican meal: “Salud, amor, dinero, y tiempo para gastarlo!”
Mrs. Valldejuli died in 2005.

OMG!  If you like sewing and love vintage looks, You need to check out Carina's Gardner Web site, She have the wonderful and fabulous looks made for any girl~  For the Example the beautiful girl on the above photo is her daughter showing one of many Carinas Sewing Patters!  If you want to see more or get any of the creations..please check out here Blog, You willlllll LOVE it  as much as I do...and dont Saw!! LOL

here is the link to her blog:  Carnia Gardner

Here is the Patter she used to crete this beautiful dress!!




Cheers,
Jackie :)

Oatmeal Cookies-Variations from Basic Recipe

Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • COOKIE MIX
  • 2-1/2  cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2  teaspoons salt
  • 1  teaspoon soda
  • 2  cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1  cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2  cups vegetable shortening
  • One  18-ounce tube (6 cups) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  •   
  •   *If using old-fashioned oats, increase flour to 3 cups.
  • OATMEAL COOKIES
  • 3-1/3  cups Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix*
  • 1  egg
  • 3  tablespoons water
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  •   
  •   *If Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix is prepared with old fashioned oats, increase amount of mix used to 3-1/2 cups.

Preparation

FOR COOKIE MIX, In very large bowl or 6-quart Dutch oven, stir together flour, salt and soda. Add sugars, mixing well. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until well blended. Stir in oats. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator or cool dry place up to 3 months.
FOR COOKIES, Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix with spoon or fork about 1 minute to form a stiff dough.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack.

    Variations

    Cookie Variations:
    FOR RAISIN-SPICE COOKIES, add 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
    FOR OATMEAL CHIPPERS, add 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.
    FOR CRANBERRY-NUT COOKIES, add 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
    FOR CONFETTI COOKIES, add 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces.

    Yield

    ABOUT 3 DOZEN

    Arroz Griego-Una Recetita Rica y Facilita

    Arroz griego
    (4 a 5 porciones)
    Este arrocito lo pobre en casa de mi cunadita Nancy y me gusto mucho!  asi que aqui se lo comparto..espero les guste!!  Como acompanante les recomiendo Pechuguitas rellenas o Filete de Res y una ensaladita verde por el lado..ah claro unos tostonstios!  Yummm-Ohhhh

    Ingredientes

    2 latas de consomé de carne
    arroz griego 1
    2 latas de sopa de cebolla
    ½ barra de mantequilla
    4 tazas de arroz largo preferiblemente
    1 diente de ajo picado
    1 cebolla cortada en juliana
    ½ repollo pequeño, cortado en juliana
    1 pimiento verde, cortado en juliana
    4 a 6 lascas de tocineta en trozos (bacon)


    Procedimiento
    • Dora la tocineta y retírala 
    • Añade la mantequilla el ajo y la cebolla dora hasta cristalizar, incorpora el pimiento. 
    • Añade el consomé de carne, la sopa de cebolla, agrega el arroz, tápalo y cocina a temperatura medium-high, finalmente añade el repollo y la tocineta y baja la temperatura a low





    Jackie
    Creditos: Sazon Boricua

    June 22, 2011

    Around the House

    Celebrating the 1st day of Summer, while I recovering from my surgery!
    This is Home!


    Here, just playing with my flowers and my camera!



    Cheers, Jackie :)

    June 11, 2011

    Polvorones- Ball Almond Cookies From Puerto Rico

    Ingredients
    1 cup Butter
    ½ cups Sugar
    ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
    ½ teaspoons Almond Extract
    2 cups All-purpose Flour
    1 pinch Salt
    ½ cups Almonds
    Confectionary Sugar to cover cookies once they are done


    Preparation Instructions

    • Preheat oven 325 ° F. Beat butter with sugar and add the vanilla and almond. Mix flour with almonds and salt.
    • Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir everything very well. Let stand for 2 to 3 hours. Make 1-inch balls, flatten slightly, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet to bake. Polvorones will bake in about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, cover them in confectionary sugar and place them carefully on a rack to cool, then again in confectionary sugar.

    Enjoy!

    July Backyard Party!

    July Backyard Party! by jackietphotos
    July Backyard Party!, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.
    Is late in the night and just can sleep! to many things in my mind, I guess...This question is stock in my mind for days...What you can do ..when you cant do anything??? Pray and Pray ... cry out to the Lord and believe that as his word promise.. everything will be alright!

    So tomorrow I will add the credits...But Basically same as the previous Layout Eco Park...is just a fabulous Summer Kit!!

    Berry Cupcake

    Berry Cupcake by jackietphotos
    Berry Cupcake, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

    Here is one of my favorites Summer Cupcakes...I made this batch for last year backyard party and they were a total success!

    Credits
    Eco Park -Digital Kit Dots and Stripes Metropolitan... available at Jessica's Store June 12

    June 10, 2011

    Easy Summer Cookie- Lime Meltaways


    The recipe for these delicious lime meltaways is from   "Martha Stewart's Cookies." and you need to try it...they are so easy to made and so delicious that you will not be able to eat just one!

    This recipe makes about 3 dozen  

    Ingredients

    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 cup confectioners' sugar
    Finely grated zest of 2 limes
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

    Directions

    Put butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add lime zest and juice and vanilla, and mix until fluffy.

    Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Add to butter mixture, and mix on low speed until just combined.

    Divide dough in half. Place each half on an 8-by-12-inch sheet of parchment paper. Roll in parchment to form a log 1 1/4 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log. Refrigerate logs until cold and firm, at least 1 hour.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove parchment from logs; cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Space rounds 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. While still warm, toss cookies with remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

    June 09, 2011

    Today was a Good Day!

    JS-PSF01-Class by jackietphotos
    JS-PSF01-Class, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

    If you are into the world of Digital Scrapbooking or Digital Photography, I strongly recommend these Classes series from Jessica, they are very easy and very very good!

    You can find this class and many others at her Store JessicaSpragrue.com


    Credits:
    Jessica Sprague PhotoShop Friday Class 1

    June 08, 2011

    The Gifts of my Garden!

    garden collage by jackietphotos
    garden collage, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

    So this year I wanted to do something different with my garden..I wanted Flowers but I also wanted Herbs and maybe some veggies. So Since early February I started an Inside garden, where I planted Dill, Basil, Peppers, Cilantro, Rosemary, Oregano and some others" And after much care Im starting to see my little "urban" garden growing..It is so sine to see them blossom and happy!

    Fabiola

    Fabiola by jackietphotos
    Fabiola, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

    Made with Eco Park new Digital kit - Splash (Papers + Elements) Available at Jessica Sprague Store

    June 07, 2011

    A Day to be Proud!

    A Day to be Proud! by jackietphotos
    A Day to be Proud!, a photo by jackietphotos on Flickr.

    Luis Graduation day!
    Is finely here! yeahhhh And we are so proud of all his achievements and all the things he accomplished this year! He made it into Varsity Wrestling..when he never ever wrest before and also made it to 400 meters in Track! he got great grades! And now is working his way o collage! Well Done! We love you and we very proud of you!

    Credits:
    Live-EZPZ08-Template - And Then
    Eco Park -Splash Paper Pack and Elements

    look for more!

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