Monday, December 31, 2007

Jingle, Jangle, Jingle...

Here comes Mr. Bingle.

Mr. Bingle was a character found in Maison Blanche department store on Canal Street, in New Orleans, Lousiana every year around Christmas.

When my favorite Aunt Sue lived in New Orleans with one of my other aunts, she bought one of these adorable stuffed snowmen. She gave her Mr. Bingle to me and since her tragic death in December of 1980, I have treasured this gift more than I could share with words. In honor of her gift to me, I made a layout earlier this year. Her funeral was New Year's Eve 1980 and it is always at this time of year that I remember her, thank her for all she did in her short life, and miss her like crazy.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry KISSmas!

Our family Christmas card:


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Pageant 2007

Here are some pictures from Kiddie Academy's Christmas pageant. The kids put on an amazing show. They definitely made their mami and papi proud!

Gabriela belting out "Jingle Bell Rock"

Daniel playing air guitar for "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"

Cristina ringing her bells during "Feliz Navidad"

Sunday, December 2, 2007

What is your fine? (Alternative to the Quezztion of the Week)

My big sister sent me this and I found it to be funsies. So, I thought that I would offer it up to my scrafty girlzz.

It's fun to do. Just read the 'offense' and if you've done it, you owe that fine. Keep going until you've read each 'offense' and added up your total fine. You don't have to confess your answers, just the amount of your fine.

Smoked pot -- $10

Did acid -- $5

Ever had sex at church -- $25

Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you-- $40

Had sex with someone on My Space -- $25

Had sex for money -- $100

Vandalized something -- $20

Had sex on your parents' bed -- $10

Beat up someone -- $20

Been jumped -- $10

Crossed dressed -- $10

Given money to stripper -- $25

Been in love with a stripper -- $20

Kissed someone who's name you didn't know --$10

Hit on someone of the same sex while at work-- $15

Ever drive drunk -- $20

Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk -- $50

Used toys while having sex -- $30

Got drunk, passed out and don't remember the nigh before -- $20

Went skinny dipping -- $5

Had sex in a pool -- $20

Kissed someone of the same sex -- $10

Had sex with someone of the same sex -- $20

Cheated on your significant other -- $10

Masturbated -- $10

Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend --$20

Done oral -- $5

Got oral -- $5

Done / got oral in a car while it was moving-- $25

Stole something -- $10

Had sex with someone in jail -- $25

Made a nasty home video -- $15

Had a threesome -- $50

Had sex in the wild -- $20

Been in the same room while someone was having sex -- $25

Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars -- $20

Had sex with someone 10 years older -- $20

Had sex with someone under 21 and you are over 27 -- $25

Been in love with two people or more at the same time -- $50

Said you love someone but didn't mean it -- $25

Went streaking -- $5

Went streaking in broad daylight -- $15

Been arrested -- $5

Spent time in jail -- $15

Pee d in the pool -- $0.50

Played spin the bottle -- $5

Done something you regret -- $20

Had sex with your best friend -- $20

Had sex with someone you work with at work --$25

Had anal sex -- $80

Lied to your mate -- $5

Lied to your mate about the sex being good -- $25

O. K , now tally up your answers and post your fine! You can post here or over at:

BTW, my fine is $590.50. Have fun!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

In honor of our anniversary and finding my wedding negatives, here we are:
Mr. and Mrs. Ortega

I love you more today, than yesterday. However, not as much as tomorrow.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Husband was feeling scrappy...

He still hasn't completed and was a little upset that I was snappin' a picture of his unfinished project. He's so cute! He did, however, acknowledge that scrappin' is much harder than it looks. He is going for the rustic/distressed look.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ribbon storage suggestion

So each

"page" of ribbons slides in and out of the box like books on a bookshelf. You could easily fit at least ten "pages" in this box.

Obviously, I haven't decorated the outside and stuff.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

The HORROR!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite coffee cup. Dead.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Landlord

Why is this so funny? I don't know, but it is!

The Landlord

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Technology...look at it go!

There is a phrase that I have often heard.... "The only thing that is change." As far as I am concerned, that is the over-arching them of technology. It seems as soon as I grasp something, there is a new version or a better program. Then, back to the drawing board... or the keyboard, as it were.
It keeps me on my toes, but I think that I kind of like that. Fortunately I love learning and this is one area where there is always something more to learn.
Go figure.....

Friday, April 6, 2007

My cats is taking forever to load pics, so I thought I would just put them here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Scrap that daily routine! Challenge

Hi, all. Not too long ago, on the thread, K said something that made me want to host this challenge. As benign as it may seem, she mentioned (and I paraphrase) that my dishwasher must be busy with the number of people that live in my house.

It nudged that little hamster in my mind, and a challenge started brewing. I wanted to see some of your daily routines. More than just seeing your routines, I am curious to see how you will lay them out.

Scrap Your Routine! Challenge

Use your daily routine as the theme of a 1 or 2 page layout. The layout can use any style you wish, after all this is YOUR routine. Show us how you start your day, spend your day, or end your day. You could even show that and everything between.

The challenge will run from today (March 17, 2007) through Saturday, March 31, 2007. We will vote for our favorite (through PMs to me), and the winner will receive a grab box from me, filled with goodies.


Since I will be in the hospital March 28th-March 30th, I really look forward to coming home to these as a welcome-home present. I am hoping they will inspire me to get back to my daily routine.

Here are some of the LOs that inspired this challenge:

If you need more inspiration, I have others that I can send you or send the link. Thanks so much, grrlzz! Have fun!

Monday, February 12, 2007


I don't really have much to say today. I just wanted to get this set-up and ready to go. Take care all!
Happy birthday, baby Jake! (9 years old)