Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blog Hop Winner and a layout too!

Thank you very much to everyone who dropped by for our blog hop. I used random.org to come up with the winner of my RAK and the winner is

Please email me your address so I can send the RAK to you.

I would like to share with you a layout I finished not so long ago. The holiday preparations really keep me busy....shopping for gifts, wrapping, parties, and pretty soon packing for a short trip. Can't believe that I haven't scrapped a page this month of December!!!!!

Anyway, here's the page I was talking about. It's about our wedding anniversary this year....

Thanks for the visit...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can scrap real soon!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scrap the Girls Birthday Blog Hop!

Its Scrap the Girls' birthday and we are celebrating it with a blog hop!

The hop has started last Dec 8 with the first batch of blogs to hop into:

The 2nd batch starts today and includes:

Chiqui Gutierrez - You are here!

Each blog will have a post about Scrap the Girls with a special word and here's what you need to do:

You must become a FOLLOWER of my blog, leave a comment and find the special word.

Put all the words together, work out the question and then come back to the SCRAP THE GIRLS website and post the answer to the question in the comments section.

Each blog has a RAK up for grabs and there will also be a prize for the overall winner (chosen randomly).

Here's my humble little RAK of chipboard and flowers for you....hope you like the COLORs!

Hurry and start hopping now! Get your answers in at the STG website by December 14!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun Facts

I can't believe I haven't posted in this little blog of mine for almost a month now. So sorry but it always happens...come Christmas season, my scrapping addiction takes a back seat.

Today, I'm happy to share with you my latest layout....this one is for the December challenge at Scrap The Girls. The only requirement for this month is a "list!"

Title: Fun Facts
Used MME Sweetest Thing for this one. I'm really loving MME!

I always make it a point to scrap about my DD's noteworthy traits/faves for a particular year. This one is about Ally at 6 years old.

Thanks for dropping by. I'm off to play with some pretty paper!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy to be here

Hi blog! I don't mean to ignore you but its been busy as always. LOL! Can't believe its almost mid November! Pretty soon I'll be wrapping Christmas presents. Before we go into that I would like to share with you my layout for the November challenge at Scrap the Girls...

Can you guess what the challenge is all about? Its a color combo challenge this month....TEAL, ORANGE, and WHITE! I hope you can give the combo a chance, the colors go so well together! Take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous layouts HERE.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Haunting!

Sharing with you Creative Scrappers Sketch #231 by Nicole Nowosad... I love the sketch and see myself using it again on future layouts!

And here's my layout...

Hope you like it! I'm feeling a bit sad though, coz this is going to be my last layout as DT for Creative Scrappers. I definitely enjoyed the ride and I will always be a Creative Scrappers fan.  Thank you Kristine!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Halloween is just 2 weeks away so I decided to play with my Halloween pics from 2 years ago and with more inspiration from the latest Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge sketch...this is what I came up with:

Got my journaling from a quote I found at Facebook... I really love it!!!

Here's the sketch and I hope it inspires you too!

I had fun playing with my halloween scrap stuff so expect more halloween layouts from me. I love it that it doesn't get outdated! Gotta go! It's going to be a busy week again for me!

Friday, October 12, 2012

She loves LPS

Here's my layout for Creative Scrappers sketch #229....

Ally love her Littlest Pet Shop toys and she loves watching those videos on YouTube about them. She even makes her own videos. This is defintely worth scrapping about!

Its been a while since I used a black background but I love how the colors pop out. With a lovely sketch to begin with, you can never go wrong!

Here's the sketch to inspire you:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

It was a busy week...

It was a busy week and the coming weeks will be busy too. I didn't even have time to update this little blog of mine.  Anyway, I would like to share with you my layout for the October challenge at Scrap the Girls. We have a recipe challenge for you this time and here are the ingredients: flowers, 2 different alphas, more than 1 photo, and staples.

Title: Beauty in Braids

I'm so glad that I got to scrap these photos of Ally...these have been printed out for more than a year now. Used a mix of Websters' papers for this one and I love the way the washi tapes at the corners look!

Thanks for dropping by...hope you can join in our challenge!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sibling Love - Creative Scrappers Sketch 227

It's Sunday reveal at Creative Scrappers once again and I'm sure you'll love this sketch!

I'm a slow scrapper but this time around I finished this layout quickly. Without further ado, here's the sketch 227 and my layout:

Title: Sibling Love
Used a mix of MME and Websters' for this one. I know I'm a simple scrapper, just a few embellies here and there and I'm done.

Hope you like it!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wonderful Sweet

We have a new challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, and its a sketch challenge this time. Here's the sketch for you...

And here is my take...

Simple Stories' Summer Fresh is just perfect for summer photos! Here is Ally enjoying some time on the hammock. I hope you can join our sketch challenge this month. Details can be found HERE!

Speaking of Summer Fresh... here's another layout using the same line...

This time this layout is a "just because" layout, no challenge or sketch is involved in this one. Made it last Aug during a scrapping spree with the LB Scrapaholics. This is the first time that Julia tried drinking coconut water so this photo is definitely scrap worthy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free Spirit and CS Blog Hop Winner!

My daughter Ally loves the beach! The beach is her happy place!

The current word at Bird is the Word is perfect for this layout!

And I have a winner for the Creative Scrappers Blog Hop.....the winner is ALINE MARENGO! Congratulations!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I love lazy weekends and I love Sunday reveals at Creative Scrappers!

Here's Sketch #225 by the talented Jenny Evans, a lovely single photo sketch!

Here's my layout....its about my girls. I just love seeing them together. Julia takes care of Ally and Ally looks up to her older sister!

Obviously I am loving MME at the moment. I just love their new lines!
I hope you were able to join in our blog hop...winners will be announced on Sept 10!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Creative Scrappers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Scrappers blog hop! If you just came from Elena Olinevich's blog then you are at the right place, if not, then head on over to the Creative Scrappers blog to get back into the right track.

I am so excited to share with you a layout I recently made which was inspired by a sketch from Creative Scrappers Ebook of Sketches...

I hope you like it and I hope you enjoyed dropping by my blog today.

Please leave a comment on this post for your chance to win your very own Creative Scrappers Ebook of Sketches!!!!! I also recently added the followers gadget on my blog so I hope you become a follower too.

Now its time to hop around to the design team blogs for a chance to win more goodies. After your'e done, please leave a  link to your blog on our main Creative Scrappers Blog Hop post.

Here is the list of all the DT blogs for you to hop on over to!

8. Chiqui Gutierrez - you are here!

You have until September 8 to hop around. Winners will be announced on the blog on September 10.

Now hop on to Johanna Rol-Middelbos' blog!

Good luck and happy hopping!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Perfecting the Jumpshot

I don't know who started it, but jumpshot photos have been around for quite sometime. It takes great timing both for the photographer and the subject to get it right. Oh well, the girls had fun doing this on our last out of town trip. Just perfect for our challenge this month at Scrap the Girls which is all about action photos.

I know you have pics for this challenge so I hope you join in the fun!

Here's my layout:

That was fun! Please do join us for this month's challenge. Details can be found HERE!

I want this!

Have you heard about the Websters' Pages Sprinkles Craftbox? I really, really want it!

Monday, August 27, 2012

FUN times!

Here's Creative Scrappers Sketch #223 by Juliana Michaels....

Isn't the sketch lovely? Here's my layout....


Title: Fun Times
Journaling: Just hanging out at the beach (19 Apr 2012, Coron)
Used Pink Paislee Nantucket pps for this one.
Yellow and Teal is my latest fave color combo at the moment : )

Hope you can try out our sketches for this month, layouts are due Sept 1st!!! Have a creative week ahead peeps!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Growing Up Beautifully

I'm happy to share with you another layout...

Title: Growing Up Beautifully
Journaling: Can't believe that my firstborn is almost 10!
Used the beautiful WP Everyday Poetry with a bit of Western Romance.

This time around, this layout is inspired by a sketch from Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge...

Do join us for this challenge, all you need to do is create a layout based on the sketch above! Full reveal HERE!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

MWAH! - my layout for CS #221

Its Sunday once again and its time for another Creative Scrappers' reveal. Time for something refreshing after a roller coaster week.

Without further ado....here's sketch #221!

And here is my layout:

Title: Mwah
Journaling: Power kiss for Mommy from Ally (Donsol, 4/14)
Used Echo Park This and That Graceful pps, and bits and pieces of Basic Grey (sticker), Prima, Maya Road pearl pin, Fancy Pants pin, and AC Thickers.

See the full reveal HERE! I hope you can play along with the challenges this month!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

This one's for Max!

We have a new challenge up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and its all about pets! I've been wanting to scrap about Max, our beagle so this is the perfect opportunity.

My DD Ally had her eyes on a puppy, and she wanted a beagle.She initially wanted the pet as a gift for her 6th birthday but the wait seems so long coz she just turned 5 years old at that time. To cut the story short, we got Max in November, which is 8 months ahead of her 6th birthday.

Here's my layout for you Max!

I hope you can join our challenge, its your chance to scrap about your beloved pets!