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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

{TAC} Chicks Day: The last ONE!!

I remember the day Christine posted about a TAC Chick DT to keep TAC alive!! I applied inmediately, I was sooo excited and I can say It was a fabulous Journey! thanks to the DT girls it was a pleasure to work with you in this specTACular project, so sad to say goodbye, but I know we will always be together, once an Angel, always an Angel, and that's what all of you are in my book, my Angels!! I am so happy to celebrate Mischelle's legacy and she will always be a Big Angel for me!

I couldn't do anything special for today, every time I started something I have to leave it and today is the day and I have nothing done!! I have to tell you I have been very busy with Latina Crafter and planning everything for 2012 so I didn't have a lot of time either! but I want to share with you the last post so here I am showing some of my favorites cards using TAC stamps, at least from what I have in this computer,lol!

Hope you enjoy them! and don't forget to visit the rest of the team, I am sure you will love what they have in store for you!!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Carol Norby
Laura Nehring
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke

















































Love,

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Just 8 days to celebrate Christmas!!! how awesome is that, right? but for some people this time is not good, specially if you are having some problems and you see everyone enjoying their time, or if you are faraway from your loved ones (like me!) and everyone is enjoying with their extended families, I know you don't feel good about it and thanks God you don't feel good, because that means that you care for them and surely they care for you! if you have problems I am sure you will find the solutions because you are there fighting the battle!

But remember that there is time for everything in life, time to smile, time to laugh, time to cry, time to be sad, time to enjoy, time to sleep time to eat! The most important thing is what you are going to do with all those different times in life, are you going to seat down and cry all the time or are you ready to move forward? No one said life was going to be easy, you know is the opposite, life is hard, is a road full of stones, but with our Lord everything can be easier, He is the one, and the ONLY one, that can get you through all the difficulties and get you through them! Trust Him, trust Him with all your heart and you will see that there is something better for you! I beleive it and I know it's true! as I say to my daughters "ask me how I know?" Trust Him and you will see great things coming to your way, give Him your heart and your life and He will do amazing things!!

I am truly grateful to celebrate CHRISTmas, that means He is with us, He came to us and we have to celebrate!

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Faltan sólo 8 días para celebrar la Navidad! que maravilloso verdad? pero para algunas personas no es tan bueno, especialmente si estás teniendo algunos problemas y ves a todo el mundo disfrutando de su tiempo, o si estás lejos de tus seres queridos (como yo) y todo el mundo está disfrutando con sus familias, sé que no te sientes bien por ello y gracias a Dios que no te sientes bien, porque eso significa que te preocupas por ellos y seguramente ellos se preocupan por ti también! Si hay problemas, hay soluciones y eso significa que estás ahí dando la batalla!

Pero recuerda que hay tiempo para todo en la vida, tiempo para sonreír, tiempo de reír a carcajadas, tiempo para llorar, tiempo para estar triste, tiempo para disfrutar, tiempo para dormir, tiempo para comer, etc, etc! Lo más importante es lo que vamos a hacer con todos esos diferentes momentos de la vida, si vas a sentarte a llorar todo el tiempo o estás listo para seguir adelante? Nadie dijo que la vida iba a ser fácil, ya sabes que es lo contrario, la vida es dura, es un camino lleno de piedras, pero con todo eso si tenemos a nuestro Señor puede ser más fácil, El es el único que puede llevarnos a través de todas las dificultades y conseguir que pasemos a través de ellas y salgamos adelante! Confía en Él, confia en Él con todo tu corazón y verás que hay algo mejor para ti! Yo lo creo y sé que es verdad! como les digo a mis hijas "pregúntame cómo lo sé?" Confía en Él y verás grandes cosas vienen para ti, dale tu corazón y tu vida y Él hará cosas asombrosas!

Estoy verdaderamente agradecida de poder celebrar esta Navidad! aunque estoy lejos de mis padres, mis hermanos, mis sobrinos, mis amigos! estoy feliz porque el Señor está con nosotros, El vino y debemos celebrarlo!

Love,

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

{TAC} Blog Hop: We LOVE Soft Pencil Studios & Phyllis Harris

Thanks for visiting today for our {TAC} Chick Blog Hop: We LOVE Soft Pecils Studios and Phyllis Harris! This first card was made using one of my favorites Soft Pencils Studios sets, have I told you I LOVE SOFT PENCILS STUDIOS, specially Elizabeth! she is an amazing lady, BTW today is her birthday go to ther blog and leave her birthday wishes!!! I am sure she will love that!

For this other card I used the set that a wonderful winner will get from this BLOG HOP: You're my cupcake! It's designed by Elizabeth from Soft Pencils Studio for Latina Crafter the Stamp Company I started 6 months ago and with your support we have been growing little by little!! This set contains bilingual phrases in English and Spanish!! If you want to see Elizabeth's designs for Latina Crafter go over here to check them out, I am sure you will love them!



Here the details for our last {TAC} blog hop from December 17th at 8 am and it ends Tuesday, Dec 20th at 11:59 pm.

We would love it if you joined us. Please use a Soft Pencil Studios or Phyllis Harris stamp set that appeared in The Angel Company catalog. Add your creation using the linky below and add a direct link to your blog.

Two lucky winners will be randomly chosen from hop participants!

Prize 1: Softpencil/Latina Crafter

Diana Maldonado {Latina Crafter} is donating one rubber stamp set {a new release, Hello Cupcake} and Elizabeth Pujalka {Softpencil Studios} is donating 2 sheets of her stickers!

Prize 2: Phyllis Harris

{Phyllis Harris} is donating the new book she illustrated - My Book of Prayers and “Brandy and Emma” and new “Happiness Is” girl stamps are now available at Unity Stamps!

Go check what the amazing girls did to inspire you!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Carol Norby
Laura Nehring
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielker




Love,

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

{TAC} Chicks Day #5

I am sooooo sorry!! I scheduled this post for last Wednesday and when I found out it was supposed to be this Dec. 14 I changed it but didn't hit the publish and was here as a draft!

For today's post I did a simple clean card featuring a sweet set that I love and didn't have the chance to buy it!!! I have this stamped images from Seminar where we were allowed to stamp images to create!!

I have some news to share for those TAC lovers!! TAC's inventory and images were bought from a fellow angel and in January they are going to open an online/retail store, so be on the look for that!!! Congrats to Pam for acquiring this wonderful company and keep them alive!!

But sadly that means we only have 2 more posts for the {TAC} Design Team. A blog hop (Softpencil & Phyllis Harris) Saturday, December 17th and the last post will be December 28th. The goal of this design team was to keep Angel Company's images out there.

So go and check the rest of the team creations, you will love what you will find!!!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Carol Norby
Laura Nehring
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke

Love,


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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

I had a special weekend!!! it was my birthday and DH's birthday!! soo it was fun and fun!! and we even have some family time with my BIL and his wife!!! what a blessing for us!!

So I want to ask if you have be in touch with your love ones that aren't close to you? have you send your Christmas cards already? Remember this time we celebrate that Our Savior was born and that's the reason we give to others, because the one who LOVES us the most, comes to give Himself as a gift for US! so it's not time to celebrate something, it's time to celebrate the BEST thing that has happened to us. I have a spirit of giving always sometimes my DH called me Santa (and NO I don't celebrate Santa, but he tells me that because if it was for me and if I have the money, I will be giving to everyone that cross my path!!) I love to give because I have received SOOO MUCH!!! My message to you today is to choose someone (or more, but at least ONE person) to give something this Christmas, not your son, not your husband, someone that it's not in your list, someone that you know that needs to be taken care of! Of course I know you have your family members in your list so that is why they don't count, lol!!! Think and you will find someone, it will be fun if you share with me!!!

Have a bless week!!

Love,

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

December is here!!! I love this month sooo much!!! because we celebrate our Lord came to give us the gift of Salvation!! He was born so we can have communion with Our Father! what an awesome miracle, right?

I love CHRISTmas time, I really do! so this month is very special for all of us that believe in Him, not because what the world celebrate, but because of Him, Jesus is the Reason I celebrate and I rejoice in that fact! and this month we should just think of this beautiful miracle and what does that means for us in our day by day.

I invite you to look at all the blessings you have and rejoice in them looking at them as miracles, because everyday is a miracle from the Lord, celebrate that He was born to give us Salvation!

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Diciembre está aquí! Me encanta este mes, porque celebramos que nuestro Señor vino a darnos el regalo de la Salvación! Él nació para que podamos tener comunión con nuestro Padre! lo que es un milagro maravilloso, Cierto?

Me encanta la época de Navidad, de verdad! por lo que este mes es muy especial para todos nosotros los que creemos en Él, no por lo que el mundo celebra, pero por Él, Jesús es la razón por la que celebramos y me gozo en ello! y este mes sólo debemos pensar en este hermoso milagro y lo que eso significa para nosotros en nuestro día a día.

Te invito a ver todas las bendiciones que tienes y a regocijarte y gozarte en ellas mirándolas como milagros, porque cada día es un milagro del Señor, celebremos que El nació para darnos salvación!

Love,
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day! this past week, I took sometime while washing the dishes, lol! To think about me and my family. Sometimes I say to myself stuff like, "I wish not to cook today and grab some food", "I am tired of the kitchen already", "Why we can't go eat outside" and sometimes I even get mad about it, but the truth is that I LOVE to cook for my family, I LOVE that they ALWAYS are thankful that I do that for them. Sometimes we are running errands and it's late and we are hungry and when is time to decide what to do, most of the time they want mom's food! What a blessing, right? (I know I sometimes don't see it that way, lol) but it's a true blessing that they love what I do for them and that they are always thankful about it, even when I was thinking about it washing the mount of dishes, lol, but know what? I love to wash the dishes too, not as much as I love to cook, but I do like it!!

What I want to share today is that we need to look at everything through different angles, through different eyes, things you complain about might be a real blessing for others, I know people that would love to receive the praise I received when I cook for my family, so I want to be thankful for the blessing of cook to my family, it's the little things that can transform our lives IF we decided to look at them in different ways! Go and take a look of those small things that can be BIG blessings in your life and thanks God for them!

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Al celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias! esta semana que pasó, me tome algún tiempo, mientras lavaba los trastes, jeje, para pensar en mí y mi familia. A veces me digo a mí mismo cosas como: "Ojalá no tuviese que cocinar hoy", "Estoy cansado de la cocina ya", "¿Por qué no podemos ir a comer afuera?" y, a veces hasta me da coraje por eso, pero la verdad es que me encanta cocinar para mi familia, me encanta que siempre están agradecidos de que lo hago por ellos. A veces estamos haciendo diligencias y ya es tarde y tenemos hambre y cuándo es el momento de decidir qué hacer, la mayoría de las veces quieren comida de mamá, jeje! ¡Qué bendición, ¿no? (Yo sé que a veces no lo veo de esa manera, jeje) pero es una verdadera bendición que les encanta lo que hago por ellos y que siempre estén agradecidos de ello, incluso cuando estaba pensando en eso mientras lavaba una montaña de trastes, jeje, pero saben qué? Me encanta lavar los platos, no tanto como cocinar, pero me gusta también!

Lo que quiero compartir hoy es, que tenemos que mirar todo a través de diferentes ángulos, a través de otros ojos, cosas que talvez nos quejamos pueden ser una verdadera bendición para otros y para nosotras mismas, sé que hay gente que le gustaría recibir los elogios que recibo cuando cocino para mi familia, así que quiero estar agradecida por la bendición de cocinar para mi familia, pues son las pequeñas cosas que pueden transformar nuestra vida si nos decidimos a verlos en una forma diferente! Ve a echar un vistazo a esas pequeñas cosas que pueden ser bendiciones en tu vida grandemente y da gracias al Señor por ellas!

Love,

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just a little note to say "Happy Thanksgiving day!! May the Lord continue blessing you, I am thankful for all His blessings and that includes you!! You are a blessing to me and I wish you a very awesome day to you and your family.

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Solo una notita para desearte un "Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias", que el Señor te continue bendiciendo hoy y siempre! Doy gracias a El por todas Sus bendiciones incluyéndote a ti!! pues eres una bendición en mi vida. TE deseo un lindo día para ti y toda tu familia.

Love,
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{TAC} Chicks Day #4

This is the last day for November {TAC} chicks team posts!! but the team is getting ready for December already and we have everything lined up, so be sure to come back in December to check what the team is working with, I am sure you will love it!!

For today's card I used a color combo that I {love} Pink & Brown! The image is from a set called "Spanish" Seasonal cuties or "English" Seasonal cuties since it was available in English and Spanish as well. It was the second "Spanish" set from TAC since I was with the company, they had another one before but I wasn't by that time, so for me this was the second!! The sentiment in this card is again from "Mis frases favoritas" (My favorite phrases) by Latina Crafter

Don't forget to visit the chicks!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Carol Norby
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke


Love,

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

***OMG I just noticed that the post didn't go live yet!!! I wrote it in advance but it seems like I didn't hit the publish button, I am sooo sorry!!!***

This week we celebrate "Thanksgiving Day" but for me everyday is a day to give Thanks to the Lord for all His blessings! I am so thankful to Him, because of everything He has done in my life. Sometimes I just seat in my bed to think how merciful He is, sometimes I just feel so shame for the things I have done and even with those He accepts me and forgives me! What a wonderful Lord we have.

I invite you to take a moment to be thankful, even when we need to be thankful every second, be sure to give Thanks now! Try to at least take a moment every day to be thankful, I am sure you will feel His love every time you do it! I can tell you that because that is something I started a few years ago, be thankful as much as I can and I have feel His love more now than ever, be thankful to the ONE that gives you everything you have.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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***Acabo de darme cuenta de que el mensaje no había salido todavía! Lo había puesto en automático y parece que después no le di a publicar, lo siento mucho***

Esta semana se celebra el "Día de Acción de Gracias", pero para mí cada día es un día para dar gracias al Señor por todas sus bendiciones! Estoy muy agradecida con El, por todo lo que ha hecho en mi vida. A veces me siento en mi cama a pensar en lo misericordioso que es, a veces siento tanta vergüenza por las cosas que he hecho e incluso con todo eso El me acepta y me perdona! ¡Qué maravilloso Señor tenemos!

Hoy te invito a tomar un momento para agradecer al Señor por todas sus bendiciones, aún cuando tenemos que estar agradecidos cada segundo, por lo menos saca este momento para dar gracias ahora! Trate de tomar por lo menos un momento cada día para dar gracias al Señor, estoy segura de que vas a sentir Su amor cada vez que lo haces! Les digo pues, hace algunos años comencé a hacerlo, dar gracias tanto como puedo y he sentido Su amor ahora más que nunca, da gracias al Señor, pues es El quien te da todo lo que tienes.

Deseándote una maravillosa semana!

Love,

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

{TAC} November Blog Hop: We LOVE Nina B!

Thanks for coming by today!! The {TAC} Chick team is having another Blog Hop!!! This time we are featuring Nina B designs!!! Nina B is an amazing designer, I am sure you are going to like this hop!! For my card I used the Vintage Rides set!! I love, love this set, it brings so many cool memories!! The sentiment is from a new set from Latina Crafter, Mis Frases Favoritas (My favorite phrases!) it means something like I alhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifways believe you can do it! Hope you like my take, I decided to use bright colors and I really like how they looks together!

We would love it if you joined our {TAC} blog hop! Entries must use a Nina B set which appeared in the 2011 TAC catalog. To join our hop, link in using the button below and the full address to your blog post. One lucky hopper will win the Nina B set “Katy”! {Thanks SO much Nina!} The winner will be chosen at random; design team members are not eligible to win. This challenge is open until 11:54 pm (CST) Tuesday, November 22nd, so please join us!

Don't forget to visit all the chicks and have fun!!

Carol
Christine
Debra
Diana <-- You are here!!
Donna
Laura
Missy





Love,
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Another Sunday here!! This month is sure going fast, right? I am not sure if is because I am sick or what, but it's certainly going too fast!! Today I want to praise the Lord for the friends I have made through this blog, I am sure that I don't know personally most of you and of course you don't know me either, lol! But even tho we feel connected in some sort, right? That's something I am thankful for! I praise the Lord every time I receive an e-mail from any of you, it's so nice to receive a message from you and I write here because I think you feel the same way when you read my posts, that's one of the reasons I do it, sometimes I just know that you need to read something from someone and I seat here to write to you and I am thankful for that time and the words the Lord gives me for you! Take some time now to praise the Lord for those little things that sometimes we just don't see them, He enjoys to receive our praise too! I know He loves to be praise because He created us so we can glorify Him and enjoy Him in everything we do! I am thankful that He created me and I praise Him for everything He has made in my life! Are you? Let Him know, even when He knows everything, it's good to take the time to say it!

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Otro domingo aquí! Este mes de seguro se ha ido super rápido, ¿verdad? No estoy segura si es porque estoy enferma o qué, pero está llendo super rápido!

Hoy quiero alabar al Señor por las amistades que he hecho a través de este blog, estoy segura de que no conozco personalmente a la mayoría de ustedes y por supuesto ustedes no me conocen personalmente a mi tampoco, jeje! Pero a pesar de eso,nos sentimos conectadas de algún modo, ¿no? Eso es algo por lo cual estoy muy agradecida! Y alabo al Señor cada vez que recibo un correo electrónico de parte de ustedes, es muy bonito recibir un mensaje de esas personas especiales que forman parte de nuestras vidas y yo escribo aquí porque creo que ustedes sienten lo mismo cuando leen mis posts y esa es una de las razones por las que escribo, pues quiero reciprocar la misma alegría que recibo de parte de ustedes! a veces simplemente siento que te necesitas leer de algo sobre alguien y me siento aquí a escribirles, y estoy agradecida por el tiempo y las palabras que el Señor me da para ustedes! Tómate un tiempo ahora para alabar al Señor por esas pequeñas cosas que a veces simplemente no vemos, pues a Elle gusta recibir nuestra alabanza también! Yo sé que le encanta nuestra alabanza, porque Él nos creó para que podamos glorificarle y gozarnos de El en todo lo que hacemos! Estoy agradecida de que El me creó y lo alabo por todo lo que ha hecho en mi vida! ¿Lo estás tú? Déjale saber pues incluso, cuando Él lo sabe todo, es bueno tomarse el tiempo para decirlo!


Love,

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

{TAC} Chicks Day #3

Another {TAC} Chicks Day!!! I love when these days come!! so happy to still sharing our love for {TAC}. Today I choose a set that I love very much, I love it because it brings me happy memories! Christmas is one of the most special seasons for me, I celebrate that our Savior came to us and I celebrate the memories I have from my childhood, my grandmas, my sister and my brother, my parents, my cousins, my extended family and my special friends! I enjoyed that time so much that it always bring a smile to my face!!

I invited you to check the girls, I am sure you will love what they have done!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Laura Nehring
Carol Norby
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke


Love,
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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

As you know this past week I was sick, oh well I still sick, but today is a new week, lol! Instead of feeling completely down, I took that time to give thanks to God, because He is taking care of me. I have feel sooo blessed this week, my girls and my DH have been there for me, I know they miss the "real" me, but I trust God that I will be better soon. This week was supposed to be a great week, I re-stock inventory in Latina Crafter PLUS I received **NEW** designs!! and that was nice, I still enjoy to get the happy mail, even when I felt like crap! see there is nothing wrong to be sick (I don't like it, but that wouldn't stop me) and shouldn't stop you either. Be bold about your faith in the Lord and He will help you go through all the moments you have no energy by yourself, He will give you the energy you need to keep moving, trust Him with all your heart and be faithful, because He is always faithful. It might not be that you are sick, it might be something else, but anything that is stopping or bothering you, you should give it to Him and trust Him, He will get you out of there, in His time! It has been a week, oh no!! I don't even remember the last time I felt like this, but I know He is with me and in a short time I will be back to normal, trust in Him and you will see that whatever is bothering you, it will be a past thing for you too!

For a great week, full of health and love from above!!

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Como ya saben la semana pasada estuve bien enferma, pues sigo enferma, pero hoy es una nueva semana, jeje! En lugar de sentirme completamente "down", me tomé este tiempo para dar gracias a Dios, porque Él cuida de mí. Me he sentido tan bendecida esta semana, mis hijas y mi DH han estado ahí para mí, sé que extrañan la "verdadera" yo, pero confío en Dios que me recuperaré pronto. Esta semana se suponía que era una gran semana, me llegaba inventario de Latina Crafter y recibí **NUEVOS** diseños! y estuvo fabuloso, pues saben que me gusta recibir "happy mail", incluso cuando me siento mal de salud! ven? no hay nada malo en estar enferma (no me gusta, pero eso no me detendrá) y no debe detenerte a tí tampoco. Demuestra tu fe en el Señor y Él te ayudará a pasar por todos los momentos en los que no tienes energía por tí misma, Él te dará la energía que necesitas para seguir adelante, confía en Él con todo tu corazón y sé fiel, porque El es siempre fiel. Talvez no estés enferma, puede ser otra cosa, pero lo que te está deteniendo o molestando, entrégaselo a Él y confía en Él, Él te sacará de allí, en su tiempo! Ha sido una larga semana, ni siquiera recuerdo la última vez que me sentí así, pero sé que Él está conmigo y en poco tiempo voy a volver a la normalidad, confía en El y verás que todo lo que te está molestando, será cosa del ayer para tí también!

Por una gran semana, llena de salud y amor de parte del Señor!

Love,

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Friday, November 04, 2011

A very Special Card!

I have been sick since Monday and my dear daughters did this card for me!! It is very special to me because my lil one colored the image and my oldest did the card, aren't they just special? I love my girls sooo much. They were really worry about me so they did the card to cheer me up and I can tell you they did it!!

Both stamps are TAC!

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He estado enferma desde el lunes y para mi sorpresa, mis hijas me hicieron esta hermosa tarjeta!! Lo que la hace más especial es que las dos trabajaron en ella, la chiquita la pintó y la grande hizo la tarjeta! no son simplemente especiales? Amo tanto a mis hijas y en estos días no he podido ni abrazarlas por temor a que se contagien!!! ellas han estado sumamente preocupadas por mi e hicieron esta tarjeta para levantarme el ánimo, les aseguro que lo lograron!

Los dos sellos son de TAC!

Love,

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Sometimes I seat down here to write my message, but there are a lot of other things that come to my mind to write about it. I know that the Lord has a purpose and there are some of you that need to read what I write, even those messages that has nothing to do with what I plan to write when I start writing. I really appreciate your e-mails because it's a way for me to know that God has a purpose with what I write and there is always someone that read the message and get something about it, I praise the Lord for giving me that opportunity! Everything has a purpose, God has every detail in place for us, even those details that seems that doesn't fit there, those has a purpose as well. Sometimes there are things that make you sad, mad, feeling empty or full of whys, but those are meant to make you stronger, those are there to remember you that He has the control over your life, if you trust Him, He will do those moments just an experience to get you where you should be, to give you what He has in store for you, don't get discourage for those things, just look at them and give Him thanks because you know He has something better for you, trust Him and wait for it. It may take days, weeks, months, years, but someday you will understand why. Give Him thanks now because you know He is with you!

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A veces me siento aquí para escribir mi mensaje, pero me vienen a la mente otras cosas para escribir sobre ellas. Yo sé que el Señor tiene un propósito y hay algunas de ustedes que necesitan leer lo que escribo, incluso aquellos mensajes que no tiene nada que ver con lo que planeaba escribir cuando empiezo a escribir. Realmente aprecio sus e-mails, porque es una manera de saber que Dios tiene un propósito con lo que escribo y siempre hay alguien que lee el mensaje y necesitaba leerlo, le doy la gloria al Señor por darme esa oportunidad! Todo tiene un propósito, Dios tiene todo los detalle en su lugar para nosotros, incluso aquellos detalles que parece que no encajan allí, también tienen un propósito. A veces hay cosas que te ponen triste, molesta, con una sensación de vacío o llena de porqués, pero esos son o para hacerte más fuerte, o para recordarte que Él tiene el control sobre tu vida, si confiamos en Él, Él hará esos momentos sólo una experiencia para llegar a donde debemos estar, o para darte lo que Él ha preparado para ti, no te desalientes por esas cosas, sólo observalos y dale gracias al Señor porque sabes que El tiene algo mejor para ti, confía en El y espera. Puede tomar días, semanas, meses, años, pero algún día entenderás el por qué. Démosle gracias ahora porque sabemos que Él está con nosotros!

Love,


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{TAC} Chicks Day #2

Welcome back to another {TAC} Chicks' Day!! I love to play with my TAC stamps!!! I just love them and miss them soooo much!! but I am not going to cry is time to celebrate sharing my love for them. That is the reason for the {TAC} Chicks, honor and celebrate TAC all the time!!

This time I used an image designed by Soft Pencil Studios that was in the last catalog! Sentiment is from Latina Crafter and papers I am not sure, I just used some scraps I have on my stash, yikess!!! There is so much crap, excuse me SCRAPS, that I need to use asap!!! For the special touch I added a bit of twine!!! ohhhh, I am in love with this thing now!! so much that I am carrying it in my Latina Crafter's site!!

Hope you like my card and now I invite you to visit the rest of the team for more inspiration and more love!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Laura Nehring
Carol Norby
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke

Love,

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

What a week I had!! It was full of detours, situations that seems to never end, obstacles that were one after another! but God is good and He helped me go through all of them! and I am extremely grateful! It was funny, because every time I felt overwhelm I took a few minutes to talk to Him and give Him thanks for the experiences, and that is not the funny part, but that when I finished I always get good news! not that everything was over, but tiny bits of hope that told me He was there for me and with me! Once of those moments my girls were right there with me and they just look at me speechless! I tried to talk to them as much as I can, and let them know that even when things look bad they shouldn't never quit without talk to Him first! Not always He will answer quick, not always He will answer what you want, but be sure that He will answer! because He promised to do it and He always do what He say!

If things aren't looking good for you, talk to Him and let your troubles with Him, be sure that if you really trust Him, He will take care of it!

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¡Qué semanita tuve! Estuvo llena de desvíos, situaciones que parecían no tener fin, obstáculos uno tras otro! pero Dios es bueno y me ayudó a pasar por todos ellos! y yo estoy muy agradecida! En ocasiones fue divertido, porque cada vez me sentía a punto de colapsar me tomaba unos minutos para hablar con el Señor y darle gracias por las experiencias, y por supuesto esa no es la parte divertida, jiji! pero que al terminar de hablar con El siempre venían buenas noticias! no que todo había terminado, pero pequeñas porciones de esperanza que me dejaban saber que El estaba allí para mí y conmigo! Uno de esos momentos mis hijas estaban ahí conmigo y simplemente se quedaron sin palabras! Trato de hablar con ellas tanto como puedo, y hacerles saber que, incluso cuando las cosas se ven mal, no debe nunca correr de los problemas sin antes hablar con El directamente y ponerlo en Sus manos! No siempre podemos esperar una respuesta rápida, pues no siempre será así, no siempre será la respuesta que deseas, pero puedes estar segura de que Él responderá! porque Él prometió hacerlo y El siempre cumple sus promesas!

Si las cosas no pintan bien para tí, habla con El y deja tus problemas con El, si de seguro confias en Él y tienes toda tu confianza en Él, El se encargará de ello!

Love,

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Spotlight!

Have you use the Baker's Twine yet? I have to tell you this "trendy" item is just sooo cute!! you can add that special touch with just a bit of it! and the possibilities are endless, cards, scrapbook pages, gift packaging and so much more!! Here my daughter use it in this card and it looks sooo cool!! don't you think?




Look at this yummy colors!
Don't you love them? Good news, Latina Crafter is going to carry this and you will be able to get this from me! Be sure to keep your eyes open and save for them because you will want to have all 14 colors!!

The image in this card is Michu en Navidad "Michu in Christmas", the phrase is from the Frases Navideñas stamp both from Latina Crafter and you can buy any of them or both here. The image is designed by Soft Pencil Studio, isn't it cute?



Love,

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Update about ME!

As many of you know I am running a new business!! Thanks God is going pretty good and I have been really busy! I am a homeschooling mom, a mother, a wife and a business owner, lol! (this mean the designer, the packaging girl, the one who answer the e-mails, update Facebook page and Latina Crafter site, send the newsletters and everything else!!

I have plans for today and I hope I can do a lot so I can start updating this blog frequently!! I miss it soooo much!!!

Love,

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!

Just a little note to announce the Blog Candy Winner for the We ♥ Mabelle!!

And the winner is......

Diane H!

Thanks to all who participate!!

Love,

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Sometimes we think that something isn't going the way it should or the way we want and that happens a lot, when that happen, I invite you to let it go, move on, do something you love to do and don't even think about it, just enjoy your time and let that in God's hand. When you feel renew go over it with a different mind, with a different spirit, I am sure you will see it differently and you will find the way if you need to find it, it maybe just work out for you while you weren't thinking about it!! The Lord never lets you down, we just need to trust Him and believe Him. If you still can't find the way about it, it must be because it is something that should let it there and move on forever, you will be surprise with what is ahead for you!

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A veces pensamos que algo no va como debería, o de la forma que quisieramos y se que sucede mucho, cierto? cuando eso ocurra, te invito a dejarlo ir, haz algo que te guste hacer y ni siquiera pienses en ello, simplemente disfruta de tu tiempo y déjalo en las manos de Dios. Cuando te sientas renovada ve sobre ello con una mente diferente, con un espíritu diferente, estoy segura de que lo verás de otra manera y encontrarás el camino si es necesario que lo encuentres, pues tal vez se solucuinó mientras no estabas pensando en ello! El Señor nunca te falla, sólo tenemos que confiar y creer en El. Sin embargo si todavía no puedes encontrar el camino, debe ser porque es algo que debes dejar para siempre y seguir adelante, te sorprenderás de ver lo que te espera!

Love ya lots,

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

{TAC} Oct Blog Hop (We ♥ Mabelle R.O.)!

Time to pull out your Mabelle stamp sets, today we are featuring sets that were available through The Angel Company. We would love it if you played along too. Please use Mabelle {TAC} stamps only. Our goal is to keep Mabelle's rubber images inked and used for years to come. {smiles}

I am using one set that is NOW available in Mabelle's Etsy Store here!! I have to admit that I cheat a bit, lol!! This image was colored by my sweet daughter!! Oh please don't tell!! When I decided to do the card for the hop I got busy helping them to do cards for their uncle so I took that image and did my card, lol!!! Don't laugh, probably she is not going to laugh about it! I did the cloud background with chalks and the card using the Latina Crafter's First Sketch!! The paper is also designed by Mabelle R.O. I just love her!

Now some exciting news!! there is Blog Candy for this hop!! so be sure to participate!!

Blog Candy: One winner will receive 2 digis from Mabelle's Digi Etsy Store! The winner will be randomly chosen from those who link a TAC {only} Mabelle card/project.

Go to check the rest of the team cards!!

Diana <--- You are here! Debra
Laura
Carol
Missy
Christine
Donna






Love,

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TAC Chicks Day!!

Today is the first day for the {TAC} Chicks Design Team!! wohooo!! I wasn't sure what to do if Christmas or Pink! (you know October is the Pink Month for Awareness!) but I have done quite a few Pink card for my other blog (Latina Crafter, my New Line of Stamps!) so I decided for Christmas, but Pink Christmas sounds better, right? lol!! The banner was hand cut, yikes!!! I just want to add a banner, because it looks cute, at least I think so!!

TAC Products: Stamp: Joy of Christmas, Paper: More Mimi
Sentiment: Frases Navideñas - Latina Crafter

Hope you like my card and go visit the rest of the team!!

Diana Maldonado <--- You are here!!
Debra Miller
Laura Nehring
Carol Norby
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington
Donna Thielke

Love,
Diana


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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Today I am really late, ohhhh no!! again? Anyway I want to share why does this happened today!!! since it was a miracle from above!! You already know that we were selling our house in PR and hey it has been more than a year now and I remembered when we start selling the house (DH moved in August 2010) I told him don't worry, we will sell the house by October and everything is going to be alright!! LOL that was October 2010 I was talking about, here we are a YEAR later and we haven't sell the house!! We have done everything, we fixed everything the house need it, we listed for sell, we showed it to prospect and nothing, later we hired a realtor and nothing, we asked everyone that pray for us, we pray day and night and nothing you see what I am talking about? Yes, it is in the Lord's time, not my time!! Today we received an offer from a lady, omg!! we have the house for sell really under price!! and her offer is 12k less that our asking price that have a REALLY BIG discount!! plus all the money we have spent in the monthly mortgage payment!!! yikes!!

I cried, I prayed and I tell the Lord, I know this is the answer to our prayers, PLEASE let me do it, I know it's better to sell that keep loosing money, but ohhhh this is too much!! I trust you and I know it's the best for us, let me believe it!! but how painful is to giveaway all that money, time and love we put into the house to a stranger!! We asked you for the right person, but I am not sure why I don't feel she is the right person!! My husband told me okay, let it go and we will talk later about this! don't rush anything, just let pray and see! A few hours later my BIL called us and we found out that one of my DH's nieces is looking for a house and the place she likes the most is where our house is!!! They called us to know if we sell the house already and she went to see the house! (thanks to my BFF that is always there for me, thank you my sister!!) and tomorrow they will start the process, she is already qualified so hopefully she is the one!! Please pray for the deal, I know God is in control and we have pray for the right time, the right price and the right person, I think everything is in, and I am grateful for that! Now we feel better, we still going to loose a lot of money, but we will bless a new family (they have a boy!) to start building their dreams and that's such a blessing for us!!! I praise the Lord about it!!

Love,

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Life is complicated, right? Sometimes we feel like is unfair, that there is too many things going on, that there is nothing good, but I invite you to think again! Nothing good, too many bad things going on? Hmmmm, when things like that comes to my mind, and it happens frequently, lol! I just smile, because I know that God is looking at me, I know God has something in store for me, the moment I stop thinking that everything is looking bad, why? because is not true, not everything is bad! you still breathing, you still can see and read, you can smile and smell, God gives us sooo many blessings but we can't see them, we are too busy to see what He is doing for us! When something bad happen, you can re-think and look all the possibilities that will be worst than that! I remembered my first car accident, I couldn't walk for almost half of a year and I was 16, can you think something worst than that, been a teenager and couldn't do everything you use to do? Yes, I can think of something worst, not been able to have my daughters! but God protected me that day and I am here sharing this with you! That was just my first one, lol! I had some others that I will share later, lol! The thing is that by that moment, I thought that was the worst that can happen to me! but lucky for me I didn't I kept trying to do everything by myself, even when I couldn't and even when I wasn't a christian. I knew that God protected me and my friends and family that were in that car. I was unconscious, but God woke me up when someone shout the car is going to burn! I thought my sister, my cousin and a friend were in the back seat and I was in the front seat, if I didn't move they couldn't escape, but they were already out of the car, lol! Anyway, think about all the bad things and spin them up a bit, it could be worst, but the Lord have you in His hands, trust Him always!

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La vida es complicada, ¿verdad? A veces sentimos que es injusto, que hay demasiadas cosas pasando, que no hay nada bueno, pero te invito a pensar de nuevo! Nada bueno, demasiadas cosas malas pasando? Hmmmm, cuando cosas como estas me vienen a la mente, y me pasa con frecuencia, jeje! simplemente sonrío, porque sé que Dios me está mirando, sé que Dios tiene algo preparado para mí, en el momento que deje de pensar que todo va mal, ¿por qué? porque no es cierto, no todo es malo! aún respiras, aún puedes ver y leer, puedes sonreír y oler, porque Dios nos da muchas bendiciones, que no podemos ver, pues estamos demasiado ocupadas para ver lo que El está haciendo por nosotras! Cuando algo malo sucede, puedes volver a pensar y ver todas las cosas que pudieron haber pasado que serían peor que eso! Me acuerdo de mi primer accidente de carro, no pude caminar casi la mitad de un año y tenía 16 en ese momento, puedes pensar algo peor que eso a esa edad? una adolescente que no podía hacer todo lo que solía hacer por si misma? sin contar la humillación de una persona altamente orgullosa, jeje!! Pero sí, se me ocurre algo peor, que no hubiese podido tener a mis hijas! pero el Señor me protegió de ese día, y estoy aquí compartiendo esto contigo! y eso fue solo el primer accidente, jeje! pues tuve algunos otros que compartiré más tarde, talvez! La cosa es que en ese momento, pensé que era lo peor que me pudo pasar a mí! pero por suerte seguí tratando de hacer todo por mí, no me detuve, incluso cuando no podía, e incluso cuando yo no era cristianam sabía que Dios me protegió a mí ya mis amigos y familiares que estaban en el carro ese día. Quedé inconsciente, pero Dios me despertó cuando alguien gritó que el carro se iba a quemar! Yo pensé en mi hermana, mi prima y un amigo que estaban en el asiento de atrás y yo estaba en el asiento delantero, si no me movía, no podían salir, pero GAD ya estaban fuera, jeje!

Así que te invito a pensar en todas las cosas malas y miralas desde otro angulo apra que veas que podría ser peor, pero el Señor te tiene en sus manos, confía en Él siempre!

Love,

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Saturday Spotlight and TAC Chicks!!

Today Spotlight is about TAC images!! Yes, you know that TAC is gone, but their images will last forever. I am a TAC lover and I decided to join the {TAC}: Totally Awesome Chicks design team.







This design team is an effort to keep images from The Angel Company (the original TAC) out there and inked!! That is the least I can do for a company that gave me sooooo much!!! and today is the debut of the {TAC}; Totally Awesome Chicks DT, so here are the Chicks...




Diana Maldonado
Debra Miller
Laura Nehring
Carol Norby
Missy Owoc
Christine Pennington (Coordinator)
Donna Thielker


See Christine's blog for more info about the team.

Our team will be posting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. There will be a Blog Hop on the 3rd Saturday of the month open to everyone. Create a card that fits the theme, post and link in to the hop to win blog candy!

October Schedule:
Wednesday, October 12th - Any TAC image
Saturday, October 15th Hop - Theme: Mabelle RO image from any TAC catalog
(Blog Candy to hoppers!)
Wednesday, October 26th - Any TAC image

This is a 3 month commitment, so if you are a former "Angel", have lots of TAC images you would love to use again and are interested in being on the next design team starting in January - contact Christine. We will love to see you aboard and TAC images inked!!

Love,

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A new card! about time, right?

Have you see the Latina Crafter's images? they are designed by Soft Pencil Studios and I know you will love them!! Here I used the Christmas House image without the snow!!! I have some friends in Puerto Rico that told me they wouldn't use that one because there is no snow there, right? but I just did the trick (not inking the snow) and there you have it! This is a quick card (I was ready to go to the postal office and I have everyone looking at me while I was trying to do it, lol) so, it's easy and fun to do it and there is no coloring for those that told me, but I don't color, lol!! Hope you like it!

Do you want to use the snow and color the image? go here to check my daughter's card on Latina Crafter, it's sooo cute and the best part as she said: "this is an option for those that need to do a ton of cards, easy peasy!" isn't she adorable?

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Ya has visto las nuevas imagenes de Latina Crafter? son diseñadas por Soft Pencil Studios y estoy segura de que te encantarán!! Aquí usé la de Casita en Navidad pero sin la nieve!! Tengo amigas en Puerto Rico que me dijeron que estaba linda, pero que no la podían usar pues allá no había nieve, y es cierto!!! pero aquí la usé sin ponerle tinta a la nieve!! y listo!! Esta fue una tarjeta rapidísima (estabamos ya listos para irnos al correo y tenía a todos mirandome mientras hacía la tarjeta, jeje) así que me tomó solo unos minutos y bajo presión!! fue divertido y fácil y además no colorié para las que me dicen, pero yo no coloreo, jeje Espero te guste!

Te gusta la nieve y colorear? pues te invito a pasar por aquí para que veas la tarjeta de mi hija en Latina Crafter, es tannnn linda, jeje!

Love,

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

Sometimes we think that there is no more, we have wait long enough for the things we have been praying and waiting to receive a response, and time is up, but wait and see! One thing that is really important for everything we pray and ask to God is the way we look at it. It's extremely important that if/when we ask something from God, we have to set our mind for that, expect great things because the Lord asked us to trust Him, but most of the time we want it our way and our time, and it can't work like that, if we Believe and Trust God we have to expect that He is going to do something big for us! maybe is not exactly how we ask it to be, but I am sure is going to be something GREAT because our Lord is an awesome God and He will do extraordinary things for those who believe and trust Him! Do you Believe He is working for you and that you will receive extraordinary things from Him? be bold about it and you will see His glory and the amazing things He has in store for you! I am waiting for the ones He has for me!

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A veces pensamos que ya no hay más, que hemos esperado el tiempo suficiente por las cosas que hemos estado orando y esperando recibir una respuesta, y que el tiempo se acabó, pero espera y verás! Algo que es bien importante cuando se trata de las cosas por las que oramos y le pedimos al Señor es la forma en que lo vemos. Es trascendental que si le pedimos o cuando le pedimos algo a Dios, pongamos nuestra mente lista para esperar grandes cosas, porque el Señor nos pide que confiemos en Él, pero la mayoría de las veces queremos que se haga a nuestra manera y en nuestro tiempo, y así no es, si creemos y confiamos en Dios tenemos que esperar y confiar que El va a hacer algo grande por nosotros! tal vez no es exactamente lo que le pedimos, pero estoy segura que va a ser algo grande, porque nuestro Señor es un Dios maravilloso y Él hará cosas extraordinarias para los que creen y confían en Él! ¿Crees que El está trabajando por ti y que vas a recibir cosas extraordinarias de Su parte? Atrevete a declararlo y verás Su gloria y las cosas maravillosas que Él ha preparado para ti! Yo estoy esperando las mias!

Love,

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Spotlight!

I am sorry I didn't post anything last Saturday, I can tell you I have been busy with Latina Crafter my new line of Sellos en Español, specially now that I added Soft Pencil Studios design to the line!! But I manage to do a card the other day using a DIGI! So today I decided to "Spotlight" Mabelle's Digi images! Yes, I am not that good with digi stuff, but when I found this one made by my dear friend Mabelle, I have to give it a try! and I used one of my new sets ("Dando Gracias"/Giving Thanks) for Thanksgiving day! Hope you like it! and if you want that digi go to Mabelle's store, tell her I send you!! she is such a great friend! She has a lot of good stuff there and I know you already know I love Mabelle's designs! since TAC is no more, you can get her stuff in her store, I have receive a lot of question about what are Mabelle's fans are going to do now, but don't panic she is still designing and soon she is going to have rubber too! **wink**

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Siento mucho que la semana pasada no tuve mi "Saturday Spotlight", les cuento que he estado super ajorada con Latina Crafter mi nueva línea de Sellos en Español, especialmente ahora que le he añadido imagenes de Soft Pencil Studios!! Pero manejé hacer esta tarjeta con las imagenes digitales de Mabelle, asi que el "Spotlight" de hoy son las imagenes digitales de Mabelle! No soy muy fanática de las imagenes digitales, pero tan pronto vi esta de mi querida amiga Mabelle, tenía que hacer una tarjeta, jeje! usé uno de mis nuevos sets llamado Dando Gracias en alución al Día de Acción de Gracias! Espero te guste y si quieres esa imagen, te invito a pasar por la tienda de Mabelle, dile que te envíe!! ella es una amiga super especial!! y tiene bellezas allí, se que ya saben que me encantan sus diseños, y como TAC cerró he recibido muchas preguntas de que harán ahora para conseguir los diseños de Mabelle, pues no se preocupen, hay Mabelle para largo, jeje! pues además de sus digis pronto habrá "rubber" **wink**

Love,

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Did you read the news?

First, I want to give thanks to all of you that have been praying for my mom. Thanks God she is doing a lot better, still have some pain, but thankfully they removed the tumors and she is doing good. Now she has to go to another appointment with another specialist because they found something else, but I trust the Lord that she is going to be fine with that too! She is so brave, so courageous and so strong, she is a Cancer Survivor and she has been trough a lot of things and I know she will make it trough this too!! I am so proud of her, she is my mother! Thanks from the bottom of my heart, thanks for all your encouraging messages and your prayers!

Have you read that Latina Crafter is now carrying Soft Pencil Studios designs in both "photo-polymer" and "rubber", go here to find out more!! Hope you like them as much as I do! Elizabeth did such a great job with the images!! and for all of you my English speaking friends, the images don't come with Spanish sentiments, so you can use them as well!! Keep going there, I will add more designs soon!!

Love,

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

I am sure late today! but I can tell you I have been busy with lots of blessings I have received from the Lord! He is the one that sure knows how to do things for us. When something bad happened to us, we sure go right to God and ask Him why this or that is happening to us, but are we that fast to give Thanks to Him when something good happen to us? I mean when you get something big enough, like a miracle we appreciate it and gave Him thanks, but for the day to day blessings do we give Him the credit He deserves? I tried to be thankful to Him for all the blessings I receive from Him, and everything happens because He is in control so we should give Him the glory and be thankful for everything! The health, the family we have, our kids, our jobs, our house, all those little things that we take for granted are there because of Him, because His mercy, because of His goodness to us!

I invite you to think and reflect on those little things and take your time to give thanks to Him, because He is good with us and He shows us His goodness everyday! Amen!

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Hoy si que estoy tarde! pero te tengo que decir que he estado ocupada con muchas bendiciones que he recibido de parte del Señor! Él si que sabe como hacer las cosas por nosotros. Lo que me hace pensar en lo rápido que somos para cuestionarlo cuando algo malo nos sucede, pero no se si somos así de rápidos para dar gracias a Dios cuando algo bueno nos sucede. Me refiero a que muchas veces cuando recibimos un milagro o algo grande, si se lo agradecemos, pero damos gracias por las bendiciones del día a día? como por ejemplo, el parking que conseguimos cerca del edificio, las luces verdes cuando estabamos tarde, etc. En mi caso trato de ser agradecida con el Señor por todas las bendiciones que recibo de El, pues al fin y al cabo todo sucede porque Él está en control, a El debemos darle la gloria y dar gracias por todo! La salud, la familia que tenemos, nuestros hijos, nuestros trabajos, nuestra casa, todas esas pequeñas cosas que damos por sentadas son así por El, por Su misericordia, por Su bondad para con nosotros!

Te invito a pensar y reflexionar sobre esas pequeñas cosas y a tomarte tu tiempo para dar gracias a Él, porque Él es bueno con nosotros y nos muestra su bondad todos los días!

Love,

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A clean and simple card!

I made this card yesterday, while waiting to know something from mom's surgery! Thanks God everything went well with the surgery, but they found something else, so please keep her in your prayers!! Thanks to those that kept and keep her in their prayers, I am deeply grateful!

I used an already colored image that I have seating waiting for me to make it in to a card, lol! I used Latina Crafter sentiment in Spanish to go with it, the image is from TAC! Hope you like it! Clean and simple!

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Hice esta tarjeta ayer, mientras esperaba noticias de mami, gracias a Dios todo salió bien, aunque le encontraron algo más, por favor sigan orando por ella! Gracias a todos los que la mantuvieron y la mantengan en sus oraciones, estoy profundamente agradecida!

Usé una imagen que ya había coloreado, jeje! estaba esperando por mi a que la hicera en una tarjeta! Usé un sentimiento en español de Latina Crafter, la imagen es de TAC! Espero les guste, sencilla y fácil!

Love,

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

As you know, yesterday I was feeling sick, yikes, I still feel not so good, but today I decided to fill my mind with positive thoughts, I feel better! Yesterday, even when I wasn't feeling good I didn't stop, I slept then fixed the lunch, I slept then I vacuumed the apartment, I slept and then fixed the dinner, and in between I did 5 loads of laundry! Yes, I am not going to let how I feel determined the way I am going to act! Yesterday I had a tons of stuff to do, sadly I couldn't seat here to finish all the things I needed to do, but I managed to take care of my family and the house! Is all about the priorities, when you can't do everything you need to choose what do you have to do first! For me it was my family and the house where we live!

Doing what is most important will give you a sense of accomplishment that nothing else can give you! Even when you can't do everything! I pray the Lord that He gives me the strengths I need to keep going, leading me through the right path, sometimes I can't make it, sometimes I can, but I trust Him and I keep forward. Seat down and write your priorities and don't try to do everything at the same time, you will find the strengths if you trust God, He will help you even when you think you can't make it happen.

I pray for a fabulous week for you and me! Today take a time to remember those heroes that gave their life for us: Christ that died for our salvation and our soldiers that died for our freedom! Also remember those who died at 9/11, and cherish what you have today, take nothing for granted, you will never know what is going to happen tomorrow! Prayers for those affected by this tragedy and for the soon and safe return of those serving our country! God bless them!

Love,



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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Spotlight!

Today I just want to use more of my Catelynne paper, yes!! Just a short post because I feel a bit sick, headache, muscle pain and I really want to go to sleep, but today is cleaning day, lol! BUT I am soo excited to play with this lovely palette! that I have to do something, lol. Since I didn't have a lot of time, I took one of my already color images and did this quick card! My spotlight is to use different pattern paper and some embelishments, nothing fancy, just a quick card to get your mojo back!

Hope you like it! Stamps are from The Angel Company (still in my heart) and Latina Crafter, my new adventure! BTW Latina Crafter will be introducing some cute Christmas images this week, so be sure to check the site soon!

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Hoy sólo quería usar más de mi papel Catelynne, sí! Sólo un breve post, porque me siento un poco enferma con dolor de cabeza, dolor muscular y tengo muchas ganas de ir a dormir, pero hoy es día de limpieza, jiji! Pero estoy taaan emocionada de jugar con esta paleta de colores tan preciosa! que tengo que hacer algo, jajaja. Como no tenía mucho tiempo, tomé una de mis imágenes que tenía coloreadas e hice esta tarjeta rapidito! Mi "spotlight" es el uso de papel de patrones diferentes y solo un embelishments, nada "fancy", sólo una tarjeta rápida para ver si me ánimo de nuevo!

Espero que te guste! Los sellos son de The Angel Company(aún en mi corazón) y Latina Crafter, mi nueva aventura! Por cierto Latina Crafter estará introducciondo algunas imágenes de Navidad esta semana, super bellas!! así que asegúrese de visitar el sitio pronto!

Love,

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

My inspiration is coming back!! kind of...

WOW! The other day I received an envelope with lots of Catelynne paper!! I found out that I gave away all my Catelynne paper back in Puerto Rico and now I can't order anymore!! So one amazing angel sent me some paper to play! I can tell you I got inspire quickly and here a card I did!

I also got some stamps I had in the garage (the discontinued ones, I haven't touch in a long time, lol) so here it is! It's not a master piece instead a quick card to start getting use to it, lol!

Hope you like it! Thanks Diane for making my day brighter! love ya tons!

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Hace unos días recibí un sobre con muchos papeles de la colección Catelynne! cuando TAC anunció su cierre me di cuenta que había regalado todo mi papel de esa colección y ahora no lo puedo ordenar, arghhh!! Gracias a Dios una muy querida amiga/angel! me envió muchos para poder jugar! De verlos nada más me inspiré a hacer algo y aquí la tarjetita que hice!

Como había subido del garage algunos de los sellos descontinuados decidí usar de esos, jeje, pues hacía tiempo que no los usaba!! No es una obra de arte, pero el comienzo a lo que me llega toda la inspiración, jeje!

Espero te guste, gracias Diane por alegrarme el día, te quiero muchooo!!

Love,

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Inspirational Sunday!

So long no post!! sorry, I haven't been around, lots of things, lot of work, but everything is good, thanks God! Today I want to talk to you about taking control of every opportunity you have. There is no second chances in life, so you should try to take advantage of each one of thew opportunities you get. How do you that? filling your life with meaning-full activities! Sometimes we choose meaning-less activities over the meaning-full ones. Watch a TV program over reading a story to your kid! Success come to those that fill their life with meaning-full activities like calling a friend instead of feeling sorry for their life! If you learn how to balance your life dividing your activities between this two categories, meaning-full and meaning-less you will have better results and your life will be so much better!

Hope you start filling your life with meaning-full activities today and enjoy the time of your life! Read to your kids, call a friend and tell me how you feel by doing that, expect amazing things!

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Hace tiempo que no escribía! Siento mucho no haber estado por aquí, muchas cosas, mucho trabajo, pero todo está bien, gracias a Dios! Hoy quiero hablarte acerca de tomar el control de todas las oportunidades que tienes. No hay segundas oportunidades en la vida, así que debes tratar de sacarle provecho a cada una de las oportunidades que recibes. ¿Cómo hacemos eso? llenando tu vida de actividades con significado! A veces elegimos hacer cosas con menos significado sobre actividades llenas de significado. Por ejemplo, escogemos ver un programa de televisión en lugar de leerle un cuento a tu hijo/a! El éxito viene a los que llenan sus vidas con actividades llenas de significado como llamar a un amigo en lugar de sentir lástima por su vida! Si aprendes a equilibrar tu vida dividiendo tus actividades entre estas dos categorías, es decir actividades llenas de significado y actividades de menos significado tenrás mejores resultados y tu vida será mucho mejor!

Espero que puedas empezar a llenar tu vida con actividades llenas de significado hoy y que disfrutes del tiempo de tu vida! Lee con tus hijos, llama a un amigo y me dices cómo te sientes al hacer eso, espera resultados increíbles!

Love,

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Some good news!!

There is always something good, right? At least that's the way I want to look at things! I still sad, so sad about TAC closing, but the way I want to look at it is looking at all the blessings I received from been part of it! Specially the people that I get to know because of TAC: Mischelle, the Smith's family (Kevin, Boy, Sophie), Mama Ange, Cathy, Customer Service girls (Betty, Sharri, Jodi, Shannon, Connie), TAC staff: Shayla, Jessica, Marissa, Lindsay, Margie, Melissa, Sidney and so many others that I can't get their names right away but that are in my heart! TAC's demo: Jackie, Ginger, Mabelle, Christine, Angela, Angie, Marissa, Kathleen, Cynthia, Laura, Teresa, Deb, Shirley, Vickie, Rita W, Rita H, Rita K, Diane, Kimberly Onofre, Shawna, Linda Hollant, Pat Genardo, Liz Aguilar, Chris Franco, Lori, Pam Plencner, Becky, Della Sue, Cindie D, Paula K, Char, Seleise, Poky, Tonya, Carol H, Carol Norby, Julie, Robin, Beth G, Maria, Donna, Chelsea, Marie McLung, Claudia, Sandy G, Sandy Allen, Holly, Candi, Yuki, Sharon, Tina, Poki, Pam, Diane Short, Margo, and so many others that have a special place in my heart! My dear downlines: Jany, Rosalyn, Yarimar, Naida, Rosalie, Maribel, Soraida, Jahaira, Nayda, Elismarie, Danielle, Yesy, Jannette, María, Percy, Jessica, Wildaliz, Ana Ivelisse, Kaytee, Brenda, Aymar, Anita, Doris, Jill, Sony, Marta, Connie, Myrna, Nitza, Sugeith, Sony and my dear customers who I call my friends! Daisy Toro (my first TAC customer!), Madeline (my BFF), Sandra Latoni, Melissa, Rosarito, Olga and her group, Georgie, Tilsa and Sharon, Margarita, Raquel, Tere, Vivian, Wanda, Renee, Maria, Mariangeli, Migdalia, Nora, Dora, Sheyla, Jennifer, Natalia, Noelia, Myrna, Rosanna Coronel, Nelly, Mireia, Esperanza, Gina, Ivelisse, Ivette, Jessy y Mariel, Julie and so many that have touch my life in one way or another!

I will always treasure everything I learn from each of you, my extended family!

Now, onto some exciting news! yes!!! What is next for me? I want to introduce you to: Latina Crafter! my new line of stamps, hope you like them and if you have Spanish speaking friends that will be interested send them here or if you want to have some Spanish phrases to create cards for me, you can get them too, lol! Funny, right? Be sure to follow me for some fun surprises!!

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Como el post está un poco largo, jeje! Aquí el resumen en español:

De todo uno puede sacar algo bueno, cierto? al menos esa es la forma que yo quiero verlo! Todavía estoy triste, muy triste con el cierre de TAC, pero yo quiero verlo contando mis bendiciones, en especial las personas que he conocido a través de estos años que estuve con TAC y que muy probablemente no hubiese conocido sin TAC. En este grupo incluyo a Mischelle y su familia, mis compañeras demostradoras "angels", mis downlines, mis clientas, quienes mas que clientas son mis amigas! quienes de una forma u otra han tocado mi vida con ricas bendiciones (para una lista ver el post en inglés!)

En mi mente y en mi corazón siempre estarán presentes, todas las cosas que aprendí de ustedes, mi familia extendida!

Ahora, algunas noticias interseantes! siii!!! Qué hay próximo para mi? Pues quiero presentarles a : Latina Crafter! mi nueva línea de sellos en español, espero les guste y vayan a visitarme allá también! Para todas las latinas que quieren expresarse en nuestro idioma. Sígueme y prepárate para muchas sorpresas!!

Love,

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Today we "angels" want to honor TAC for everything TAC has done for us! The last 6 years of my life have been so wonderful to me! Lots of friends, lots of love, lots of great memories that will be on my mind forever! I will certainly treasure in my heart!

I remembered the first time I was introduced to TAC, I want ALL the stamps in that catalog, I was sooo excited that I want to switch companies (I was with Leaving Prints) but the "angel" didn't want to recruit me, she didn't want competition, yikes!!! So glad that happened because then I found Jackie Baugrud online and she welcome me to her Creative Cherubs team! So blessed to get to know her and call her my friend! I sooo love my mamma!

Through her wisdom I started with the right foot! and through the wonderful tips and advice from my dear Ginger I did the Perfect Start Program, those first 3 months were sooo specTACular that I still remember when I submitted the last order I need that last day, remembered all the support from the Customer Service girls (Betty, Shannon, Shari, Jodi and another sweet girl that started with TAC by that time, I couldn't meet her in person)

During my first year I made it to Manager!!! I was sooo excited that DH pushed me to go to Seminar! oh mine, I was scare! but as soon as I got to the shuttle bus everyone there welcome me with so much enthusiasm that I felt like at home (Della Sue, Sandy Gordon, Denisse and others! thanks!) I was late for Club Med and I didn't want to go, but the girls insisted I have to go, so on my way I found Jessica Shaw (from HO) that was screaming run Diana, run! I was in shock, she knew me!! Right there I found Jackie and Ginger and the "Creative Cherubs" the rest is history. I never missed a Seminar (and I almost didn't go to the last one, so thankful for the special angel that did that dream come true, love ya!)

Talking about angels, I want to take this time to talk about our most wonderful angel: Mischelle Smith. I want to say thanks to her, because with her dream she helped so many of us! She inspired us, she was there for us and she get out the best of us! Thanks to the Smith (Kevin, Boy and Sophie) also to Mary and Cathy, thanks for making me feel part of the family! I remember the first Seminar! I was so scare, so confused (if you think you don't understand my English now, ohhhh you have to be thankful you weren't there the first year, lol) but even with all that, they were so supportive and so nice to me! and I mean I really bother them that first year, oh well, I did it every year, lol! Thanks with all my heart!

Oh well, I am not going to keep this because I am going to start crying again, so wonderful memories, so many blessings, hope you enjoy the ride with us visiting others blog as a tribute to the most wonderful Stamping Direct Selling company out there (even when this economy didn't let us continue!) TAC will always be in our hearts! TAC helped so many of us to deal with a lot of things and best of all TAC made our dreams come true and through this I have made so many angels that I call my FRIENDS!

Go hoping here:

Julie

Seleise

Rita W.

Donna

Chan

Mary

Angela

Laura

Barbara

Trudy

Shirley

Wendy

Carol

Rita K.

Kim

Paula Kay

Teresa

Maria

Deb

Diana

Christine

Sandy

Char

Diane

Chris

Stacy

Rita

Angie

Ginger

Betty

Love

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