Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tag It On Challenge #27 - Christmas

This week's challenge at TIO is Christmas - a great subject in my opinion! Here is my creation:

Circular tag, stamped background with red ink and glittery wings and tail - even though it does not show in the photo. The ribbon I used is my fave this season: red and green doblesided!
If you would like to participate and view more tags please visit

Happy 2010!  ~

Monday, December 28, 2009


Today's challenge at Think Monday – Think ATC is to make a card with lucky signs for the New Year. Here is my take:

My lucky signs are: Color green, clover, ladybug, lucky bamboo, lucky star and Friday 13 - for me 13 is lucky and Friday is my favorite day of the week so in my opinion a combination of the two is bound to be lucky :)
Vsit for more lucky art!

Thank you for stopping by ~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Wk 361

I hope you had a Feliz Navidad! We did, it was fantastic and can't wait for New Year's Eve :)
For the time being here is my take on this week's Unconscious Mutterings:

1.Classified :: ADD

2.Praised :: GOD

3.Censored :: THOUGHTS

4.2010 :: NEW YEAR!

5.Lamp :: LIGHT

6.Alternate :: PLAN

7.Script :: PLAY

8.Handsome :: BOY

9.Eager :: CHILD

10.Meeting :: POINT
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Enjoy the last week of the year!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 359

Time is flying! The holiday season is now underway and I am enjoying every bit of it - I hope for you is also a joyous time as well! If you wish to be part of the fun please visit, here is my take:

1.Up :: DOWN

2.Scram! :: LAST-MINUTE

3.Smell :: CINNAMON

4.Belong :: HOME

5.Doug :: JONES

6.Collar :: DOG

7.Squirrel :: AWAY

8.Chinese :: TAKE-OUT

9.Tracker :: DEVICE

10.Apartment :: LEASING
Thank you for stopping by and happy Sunday! ~

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 358

I am SO very thrilled to be back! I missed this blog and my challenges and memes!!! My computer was very ill for a while and I was unable to log-on and post, it seems my computer is back to its healthy cooperative self :) and here I am with this great challenge.

1.Hotter :: HELL

2.Negotiator :: KIDNAPPING

3.Crimson :: BLOOD

4.Loses :: CASINO

5.Tide :: OCEAN

6.Alan :: POE

7.Fool :: IN-LOVE

8.Pink :: RAW (MEAT)

9.Palm :: READING

10.Lipstick :: SHINY
Would you like to participate? Go to and join in the fun!
Have a great week!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Test Run

Hi there, I am a friend of Sara's, trying to help her out with her blog.  She has been unable to either access this or upload photos, which she is anxious to do because she has a lot of new work to share, so I'm testing this and going to try to post a photo she previous posted here.  So here goes:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

That's My World - City Art part II

I am really happy to be back after such a long absence. Back on July 21 I did part I of the art around my hometown and today I am back with part II:)

This dolphin fountain is exactly the same as one in Santa Barbara, Ca. It is a "Sister City" thing! LOL! The fountain is located at one end of the boardwalk, across the street from the main square (Plaza).

I call this statue "The Pleading Angel" it is also on the boardwalk and it is newer than the dolphin fountain.

The Mexican Dancers are incredible! The detailing is amazing! They are performing a typical Mexican song called "Guadalajara" and they "dance" 24/7!

To visit other participants and view their great photos, visit

I plan on returning next week with more photos of art, I hope you do too! Thank you for stopping by ~

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here is my Mask inchie:

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Think Monday - Think ATC

Bottles is the challenge for this week at

Since I am JUST getting back my inspiration I kept it very simple with a Mexican lottery card and - flag colors -metalic mesh as background. I am really sorry about the glare, I could not come up with a glareless photo :(

Mixed Media Monday - Meaningful Music

Today I am taking part - for the first time ever - in the fun mix media art challenge at The idea is to chose a piece of music that is meaningful to you, and create a piece of art around it.

I chose some instrumental music - I find it easier to create listening to that type of music, and since I am big on recycling - my art journal is last year's agenda - I took out several scraps of paper and images and this is what I came up with... Not bad, I think - albeit minimalist - after being un-inspired for so long :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 348

1. What pleases you? :: COOL WEATHER
2. Whatever :: CARELESS
3. Chime :: IN
4. Pleading :: FEAR
5. Simulate :: PRETEND
6. Flashing :: CAMERA
7. Directional :: CAR
8. Pink :: PRINCESS
9. Access :: DOOR
10. Ugly :: FEELINGS

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday Scribblings #182 - Cheese

CHEESE! Yum, yum, yum!!! Both my Princess and I LOVE IT! However, due to her allergies to dairy products we cannot have any :(
Before my Princess was diagnosed we used to have all kinds of cheeses at home: Feta, Goat, Cheddar, Gouda, String, Mozzarella, Cream, and the list goes on!
One day we shall be able to enjoy it, for the time being is Tofu for us and daydreams of stringy quesadillas!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins # 143

1. One week ago I WAS AS TIRED AS I AM TODAY!.
2. I STARTED DAYDREAMING when I was young.
5. Take your time AND SMELL THE ROSES.
6. THIS TOO will pass!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to READING MY BOOK AND FALLING SLEEP SHORLY AFTER, tomorrow my plans include THE USUAL: LAUNDRY & CLEANING and Sunday, I want to SLEEP ALL DAY BUT WE HAVE A BABY SHOWER BRUNCH TO ATTEND!

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Have a great weekend ~

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Tag Challenge #17 - Children

I am trying to get my inspiration back after a "Dry spell" and since I love tags it was rather easy to participate in this challege - or maybe I am getting my MOJO back!!! LOL!!!

Here is my "Sweet Girl" tag:

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Gracias for stopping by ~

Monday, September 21, 2009


I almost forgot this most important day. I pray for international peace not only today but everday. I invite you to visit for suggestions, ideas and more information on the subject. The following was suggested as a post on our facebook accounts; I do have one, however, I am sure is deemed inactive as I do not seem to get into it. Therefore I decided to post it here:
“We hope that people, communities and nations everywhere will participate in this year’s observance of the International Day of Peace on September 21st".

May you have a peaceful day ~

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 347

1. Disconnect :: TV
2. Contribute :: HELP
3. Dismay :: BROKE
4. Constant :: COMPANION
5. Nails :: MANICURE
6. Vibrate :: VOLUME
7. Therapy :: MASSAGE
8. Stupid :: SOMETHING
9. Poo :: WINNIE
10. Commune :: ISRAEL

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Happy Sunday ~

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday FilI-Ins # 142

1. My car broke down last Feb.
2. My cousin’s birthday is coming up next.
3. Lately, things seem bleak and boring.
4. My bed is one of my favorite 'hiding' places.
5. What happened happened!
6. For miracles to happen is not impossible!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having internet access again, tomorrow my plans include doing laundry, grocery shopping and maybe a quick trip to the library and Sunday, I want to cook some food for next week!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings Week 346

Here I am with my version of this FUN mutterings - love participating!

1. Omelette :: MUSHROOM
2. Classic :: MUSIC
3. Thrifty :: GOODWILL
4. Search :: AND FIND
5. Fan :: CEILING
6. Fussy :: EATER
7. I am not :: ATTACHED :)
8. Indulge :: CHOCOLATE CAKE
9. Poor :: SOUL
10. Manicure :: FRENCH

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Have a great week!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins # 141

I am back!!! Yeah!!! I missed this blog and doing the challenges and memes! Here we go with my first in ages, if you wish to join, go to

1. That's a GREAT THING to be..
2. BELIEVE IT OR NOT; I'm over here!
3. The possibilities include: AS MANY AS YOU CAN THINK OF!.
4. TORTILLA SOUP is one of my favorite cool day recipes.
6. A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE and a stormy sky.7.
And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!, tomorrow my plans include CLEANING and Sunday, I want to ENJOY MYSELF AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Glad to be back!!!
Happy weekend!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Wk 341

After a very long - unintended - absence I am back with this fun Chanllenge. To participate or view other submissions please visit:

Death :: Painful
Identified :: Known
Saturday :: Freedom
Dumped :: Heartbreak
Division :: Border
Stilted :: Conversation
Crimes of :: Passion
Stumped :: Crossword
Future :: Unknown
Team :: Marriage

Happy Sunday ~

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

That's My World Tuesday - City Art part I

I totally LOVE this Meme! I did not know it was going to grow on me when I started participating, but it has and I look forward to it every week! I hope you enjoy what I share with you :)
My beautiful city is a resort town and there are many art galleries all over the place. Around the city there is also some great art - mainly sculptures, which are permanently displayed along the boardwalk (Malecon) for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Some are abstract art like these "Jelly fish"
Others are traditional like the cook's patron Saint
and there is also modern art - like these sails - with grafitti on it!

Next week I will share some more, I hope you come back and visit ~

Monday, July 20, 2009

Think Monday - Think ATC

I did not realize it is the 40th anniversary of landing on the moon until I went over to - the theme for this week is MOON!
And being the hopeless romantic that I am, here is MY view of the Moon:
Sorry about the poor quality photo, I just realized I am having issues with my camera, I hope you can still see the details of my ATC.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fantastic week ~

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Wk. 338

Here is my most awaited for weekly challenge.-

Banter :: Monologue
Amazing :: Renata
Towel :: Wet
Cinema :: Paradiso
Newspaper :: Sunday
Not good :: enough
My type :: Extinct
Twinkle :: in the eye
Actress :: Bad
Daft :: Me

Join the fun at

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday 5 for July 17: Scattergories

I just found this Meme and it sounds like a fun one to do; this week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to come up with items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories.

Here I go!

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator? (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions) V
With what famous person, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would you most like to be stuck on a desert island?
What food item, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, can always be found in your pantry? VANILLA EXTRACT
What song, whose title begins with the letter in question #1, always makes you feel good? VA TI ASPETTERO (Andrea Bocelli)

What is your least-favorite film whose title begins with the letter in question #1? VANILLA SKY
What unusual animal, whose name begins with the letter in question #1, would be a fun pet?
VIXEN (Better than viper! LOL)

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Friday Fill-Ins #133

Friday is my favorite day of the week and doing this MEME makes it even better!

1. BEANS and TORTILLAS make a quick and easy dinner.
2. EDGAR SAWTELLE is the book I'm reading right now.
3. July brings back memories of PAST 4th OF JULY PICNICS
5. They say if you tell your dreams THEY DON’T COME TRUE.
6. TIME to think it over.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to READING MY BOOK, tomorrow my plans include GOING OUT FOR DINNER WITH OUT FRIENDS FROM OUT OF TOWN and Sunday, I want to REST!

Visit for more fun entries. Thank you for stopping by! ~

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wordless Thu. - Idyllic Playground

Thank you for stopping by, to join or view other participating posts stop by: It's almost Friday! ~

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My World Tuesday - XL

This is one of my favorite Memes because it allows me to share photos of my city! This week I will be sharing with you some beach photos.

I live very close to the water, if I go out the door and walk seven blocks down my street I will be at the beach in less than 10 minutes.

All these photos are of the Los Muertos beach, the oldest and at one time - years ago - most popular beach.

I hope you enjoyed the photos and if you wish to visit other blogs visit:

See you next week ~

'Three Or More - Tuesday'

This is my first time participating in the Three or More - Tuesday Meme hosted by and here is my entry.
I collect hearts - among other things :) - and the ones I am showing here are some of my favorite ones. The red one is a typical Mexican tin heart and I love it because it has a cross - I also collect crosses! The vintage one I've had for many years, I think is sweet and the clear one is a glass paper weight my favorite cousin gave to me.
I can't wait to visit the other participating blogs and I will try to post again next week.
Thank you for stopping by ~

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 337

Here is my Free Association for this week:

Talks :: GIRL
Electric! :: SLIDE :)
Corner :: STORE
Swap :: MEET!
Young :: LOVE
Horrific :: TRAFFIC
Block :: WRITER'S

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Six - Episode 274

This is my first time participating in this particular Meme, if you would like to participate or visit other participating blogs please go to Here are my answers to this week's questions:

1. You have a craving for something sweet: what food is most likely to come to mind?
Any type of cake would satisfy that craving

2. You’re craving something salty: what food is most likely to come to mind?
I always think of tacos - carne asada - with green salsa!

3. Which kind of taste do you prefer: sour or bitter?

4. Of these flavor types: sweet, salty, bitter or sour, which do you have the most of in your home right now?

5. Considering your answers to the first two questions, which one have you most recently eaten?
Sweet! We just got back from a surprise graduation party and we had yummy cake! :)

6. Take the quiz: What Taste are You?

You Are Salty
There's something about you that makes the world a better place.You make life more colorful, more flavorful, and more vibrant.You get along well with others. You always have something to add.Without realizing it, people can become very addicted to you. -

Give it a try, if nothing else is a good laugh! Thank you for stopping by ~

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins # 132

Here is my participation for this week:

1. The last thing I ate was Coffee and Chocolate cake!!!.
2. Purple felt is something I recently bought.
3. When it rains, it cools down.
4. My Mom was the first person I talked to today.
5. Hugs are a daily MUST for me.
6. Sweet kisses from my Princess give me extra comfort.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to blogging, tomorrow my plans include major cleaning and a surprise party and Sunday, I want to get up early so we can go to early mass as we have an AM b’day party!

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Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"What's My Question Wednesday"

The question for today is ..."if it were possible,what advice would you give your eighteen year old self "

I'd tell myself to SAVE more money, travel alone to farther away places, drop the guilt (Catholic upbringing!) and trust my sixth sense.

Aside from that I am happy to say I have no regrets!!!

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Thank you for visiting ~

My first post.

This is - what I hope - the first of many posts on this new blog. I have decided to separate the Memes and Challenges from my crafting/daily life blog as some of my regular visitors might think they are totally unrelated to the original theme of my other blog, soooo here I am.
I totally love comments so please feel free to write a little something, even if it's quick hello.
Thank you for stopping by, come back often!