Friday, November 23, 2007


Merry Christmas? Well, I know it is early for that but... I don’t think I will have time during my AMAZING holiday "back home" to blog or scrap. So I have a little something for you in case you stop by in search of news:

My first freebie, made with love and care ;) download it here
And if you ever use it, PLEASE link me up, I would love to see it :)
Oh, and if you speak portuguese, I made a Portuguese version exclusive to Scrapblog.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to Lucas

Yesterday my little angel turned one.... gosh, where did the time go? We had a big party on Sunday that I will only be able to share with you in a couple of months, for lack of time now, but here is a double pager I did this weekend:

Lucas, it is hard to accept time has slipped by like that. If feels like yesterday I looked into your inquisitive eyes for the first time. I can’t believe we already went through so many milestones and it still amazes me how much the human mind can absorb in such a short time. You are transitioning from baby to little boy, and that reminds me there is so much more to come. But please don’t hurry, don’t grow up too fast. No matter what, I hope to be there every step of the way. Love you always, mommy ~ November 2007

I was going to post this yesterday, but hubby had an accident. He is fine now, he had a fall at pizza hut last night, lucky he had a friend with him. He was taken to hospital and got a couple of stitches at the back of his head. It was a little scary because there was a lot of blood, but, except for a sore neck, all is good now and hopefully he will feel better soon. We are going to try to get a doctor’s appointment tomorrow just to be safe.

Stay tunned, I have a farewell gift coming your way this week.

Friday, November 9, 2007

My SUAS journey

(long post)
I was anonymous contestant number 16010A for the Stand Up and Scrap Contest, here are my beloved pages and credits:

WEEK 1: dreams

I love Australia, but how good would it be if I could live with my family in Brazil? So much would have to change for that to happen though, so, my layout is a little bit utopian, but we were asked to dream BIG :)

Jackie Eckles – Coffee Stains Brush Set, Inked Swirls, Coastal Kit flower, Tape frame (altered) and Doodly Font.
Michelle Coleman – Painted Heart
Michelle Coleman – Glow - Gold Dust Edge
Amanda Heimann – Backs - Almost White
Sue Cummings – Chalked Frames volume 3
Lisa Whitney - Background paper
Dani Mogstad – The Ultimate Stitches Collection - the 'not so' basic and 'im'perfect circles
Christina Renee – Dirty Notes - Blue
Journaling Font is 1942 Report.

WEEK 2: sweet smiles

I love PP :)

Lisa Whitney ~ Ultimate Stitches Vol2
Lisa Whitney ~ A Beautiful Mess background paper
Fee Jardine ~ Big adventure alpha
Michelle Coleman ~ Sweet June patterned papers
Font is 1942 report

WEEK 3: must be love

My favorite LO for the competition :)

I made a similar layout with this music before. I got “stuck” with it in my head when I tried to go back to work when Lucas was 5 months old. I couldn’t understand why it was so hard even though he was my second child. This song reflected exactly how I felt when I decided to ask for another year of leave from work it must be love!

Journaling: Selections from “Must be Love” by Madness.

I never thought I'd miss you Half as much as I do And I never thought I'd feel this way The way I feel About you

As soon as I wake up Every night, every day I know that it's you I need To take the blues away

How can it be that we can Say so much without words?

I've got to be near you Every night, every day I couldn't be happy Any other way

It must be love, love, love It must be love, love, love Nothing more, nothing less Love is the best

Background paper from A Beautiful Mess and stitching by Lisa Whitney.
Background paper, Bookplate Alpha and Alphabits Alpha by Christina Renee.
Alpha from Sk8r Girl and Little words by Dani Mogstad.
Grunge overlay and Paintsrokes by Sue Cummings.
Doodly font and Doodled hearts by Jackie Eckles.
Font: Funky

WEEK 4: peaceful

Beautiful baby by me.
Transparent pocket by Leora Sanford.
Paper hearts, lace and gold overlay by Michelle Coleman.
Background paper, Alpha, buttons and staples by Lisa Whitney.
Font is Jane Austen.

WEEK 5: brotherly love (made it to the top 10)

{if you can't see the love between those two, then I picked the wrong photo}

Background paper from "A Beautiful Mess" kit by Lisa Whitney.
Stitching from Ultimate Stitches Vol. 02 by Lisa Whitney.
Doodles from Whimsicality Series No. 02 by Jackie Eckles.
Font is Monteiro Lobato

WEEK 6: think green

I am not proud I am one of those lazy ones. One of those that sometimes
spend a little too long in the shower instead of cutting it short to save water
throw the glass container in the normal bin because it is dirty instead of washing and doing the right thing
take the car when I could use public transport and contribute a little less to our huge pollution problem
and other such things that I know I could avoid, but am too lazy to.
My hope for the future is not only to learn to do the right thing, but also to change, to be that other person, that one that not only cares, but does something about it.
Well, at least, that is the plan!

Background paper and stitching by Lisa Whitney
Doodled star brush by Jackie Eckles.
(I think this is the least amount of digi elements I ever used in my life, but I really wanted to focus on the message)

So, what do you think? I wasn't happy with my "performance" in the contest, no points for my favorite pages... but I like my pages.. yeah, maybe a little pocket album with these? what do you think? :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

one page worth many

the page:

During the "digital scrapbooking day" weekend, I was so busy with chats and trying to keep on the loop that I didn't scrap at all. The girls at the Digichick were having a creative team contest and decided to extend the deadline by 9 hours... 9 hours, just enough for me to include some sleep and time for a layout, and so I did! OMG LUCKY I did!!! They picked me to be the new girl at the Digichick Creative Team. I still don't quite believe it, it kinda feels like.... Imagine someone knocked on your door and you told you won a brand new car.... totally unexpected, you in your PJs, how do you feel?.. yep! that is how I felt! LOL

I am about to go away for a while so really, won't be doing much until next year but that is actually a good, I will get to know the forum and everyone there a bit better :) I am ready for the journey, are you ready for some serious eye candy? hahaha ok.. I'll do my best ;)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


All the great designers at The Lilypad put together this wonderful kit along with Meredith Fenwick & Jan Crowley. I just love the work of these ladies!!!
Isn't it just gorgeous? And all the profits from the sale of this kit benefit one of the most wonderful charities around: Toys for Tots. This kit is amazing, can't wait to get my hands on it!
(specially because I missed out on last month's kit and I am sooooooooo sad for that :()

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day

it is almost 5AM, I have been to 4 chats, collected some cool freebies, got info on a ton of challenges but I don't think I will have any energy to participate in anything tomorrow... next year we celebrate DSD during the Aussie day time mmk? :)

also, an update, 3 weeks to go before: BRAZIL! WOHOOO (so much to do, so little time)

and check this out (for my mom's 50th, an ABC album):

(credits: Shabby Miss Jenn's Flea Market Baskets)

Lastly, if you speak postuguese: temos um desafio relâmpago acontecendo no Scrapblog para comemorar o dia do Scrapbook Digital :)