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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wow, where did this week go?

Too much traveling going on in this household. Too many places to go and too many to fit in one day. So many business details to handle and not enough of me to go around....LOL...that sounded funny. I am trying to get a great deal of events together in condensed time frames and sometimes those schedules become a tad bit tricky. I am extremely tired. I think I am changing my name............

Hello, my name is Damaris TIRED Rios.
What you think? LOL. Ok, seriously, we have had a bit of chaotic, organized crazies going on here, but then again, I guess that is every one's life. What can I say.
Look what is coming down the pike...LOVE THIS PAPER!!!!!!!!!! I am getting this kit ready to go. I think this is going to be one of my fav's.
I thought I share this with you....just because it made me happy.. :)

Wishing you all a happy Thursday.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Well what a week so far....

Gotta tell you girls a lot of fun stuff going on here. I have been more busy than a queen bee. Gotta love life. Isn't it grand?

This had totally inspired me. I will be having a class on this..........stay tuned. :)

This was created by the FIY team. Isn't this fabulous!!!!
Hoping you have a great day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Friday peeps...whoohoooo!!!!!

Gotta tell you a have a ton of stuffessess going on here...Jacqueline is getting a little better...hope she gets better for her party.

Working on this...........
Got a full weekend and hoping that when I get back home things are in order.........sigh...Life is good girls.

I have several projects on the burner right now and am hoping to complete details real soon...will share with you all later.

Gotta go, I have a telephone conference call with some pretty fantastic ladies. in 3 minutes.
Catch you all later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day in a life project and other stuff

I love this show. It is so darn good. I don't watch too much TV, but let me tell you something, I sit down to watch this one. Love the cast, the songs, the dance numbers. I have been seeing it since the first episode and I crack up at the antics and irreverence...especially that horrible Sue making cracks about hair and hair products. FUNNY!!!
Now, here is something I was my take on a layout I found...I will have to owe you the original one.... :) SORRY, the pic is pretty horrible, but you get the idea.

This is what I have GOT to finish today. These are the goodie bottles that every girl gets for Jacqueline's birthday. CUTE!!!!
This is Saturday's 10 page class. Love this paper. Too darn cute. Will post pictures later on the class.
Jacqueline is still not feeling good and the fever continues. Dr. said to bring her in today at 2. So stinks that my little girl is sick.... :(
Please send a prayer for Jacqueline...hopefully she will get better real soon.

Have a great Wednesday gals.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We are on a birthday roll here.

But the birthday girl is sick.....really sick. I am going to have to take her to the doctors today as it seems that her fever does not want to go away. 24 hours is enough for me.

I hate seeing my kids sick...(Just like any mother would I am sure) so to make me a little happier, I am going to share some happy pics of my Birthday girl.

She cracks me up. :)
I am still working on birthday stuff and am attempting to do that Ali Edwards project that my friend Ady and Maritza are doing....I am attempting it...ATTEMPT being the operative word.
I will share some pics on all of this stuffesses tomorrow.

Have a great day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's MONDAY!!!! Whoo hooo!!!

Love that I am starting a new week. Weekend was super busy but had a fantastic time with some truly lovely ladies. I am so lucky to be surrounded by the MOST FABULOUS WOMEN!!!!

It is going to be a super busy week, as I have 6 days to get my daughter's birthday party's on Sunday...hee,hee, hee.

Now to share some eye candy.........

The fantabulous Cherry from Cherry Jubilee created the following....tell me that this is just not absolutely fantastic!!!
This makes me want to create...but I can't...

Gotta go and fill up 20 bottles of candy......
Happy Monday my friends.

Friday, April 16, 2010


I mean my scraproom.... :(
This pink room has been driving me crazy...I don't even want to post a picture...because IT'S THAT BAD!!!

Look how pretty this is....I am thinking about doing this for my lovely daughter's party next week. I have not a single thing...but hey...I have 6 days before the party as of MONDAY.... :)
I am getting ready for another Scrapbook Sale. I am thinking about opening this up to my bloggie friends.....I have to see the logistics...will keep you posted.

I have to do my daughter's invitations by Sunday morning...but I have the Scrapbook Yard sale from 10am to 4pm, tomorrow and then I have an engagement...lovely plans actually...will share later on this too. Sunday, I have been gifted a lovely gift that is learning something new...will blog later about this and then I have to get home because my MAN is hosting a Bar-B-Q, for some lovely friends...a group of 12 to 15 peeps....I'm tired and the weekend has not officially begun for me.
GOTTA go girls...the Pink Room is awaiting me.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


My lovely ladies and fellow Scrapbook Retreat attendees....

Due to large request I have received in the last several months, I have made some changes to the retreat to make it more feasible for you.

The cost of the retreat HAS GONE DOWN $120.00 dollars. With that being said, the retreat stay has been shortened. We will remain with the same format as the previous year. The Scrapbooking Retreat will run from FRIDAY, September 10, 2010 to SUNDAY, September 12, 2010. Also, the meal plan has changed.

We will be staying in the beautiful Mission Inn Resort and Club as stated previously.
The surroundings are absolutely beautiful...although most of you will be scrapbooking to your hearts content, the Resort does host a slew of amenities for your delights.

The hotel does provide a private shuttle service for an additional cost, but you must schedule it in advance. The closest airport to the Resort is Orlando International and it is approximately a 30 minute drive. There are also two smaller airports near...The Sanford International Airport and Leesburg International Airport...although I believe one of them is semi-private.
Everyone attending will be staying in a deluxe room as pictured below. Ok, girls, you have spoken...and I listened.
Please click on the icon header (Scrapbook Designs Retreat 2010) on the left and you will see the
Registration Form all the pertinent details for this Retreat.
You must let me know if you plan on attending and begin sending in your deposits by the end of this month. I have some spots open that will be available on a first come first serve basis.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me at
See you there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I am finishing this off this week.

I made this album for a class I taught at the Scrapbook Retreat in 2009. I really needed to finish the darn thing, and I promised myself to finish it off by this Sunday. Will show you the COMPLETED PROJECT...hopefully by Monday.

I love Wester's Pages. Their papers are sssooooooooooo beautiful!!! I LOVE.....did I mention..LOVE pockets? I am thrilled when I find a pretty card or a journal with a hidden pocket. It makes me feel like an extra goodie is hiding somewhere in there. :)
I dedicated this album to mother's I I guess it's fitting that Mothers Day is almost here....hopefully I will keep the promise I made to myself and finish the darn thing!!!


Monday, April 12, 2010

I gots me an AWARDS!!!!!

Look what my lovely freind Jocelyn, gave me. this lovely award!!! Thank you my friend. Go check out her blog here...she always has something great to share with us.
Here is the deal....10 things that make me happy and 5 trivia...on me. Here goes:

2. My family...husband, kids, parents, grandma, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins..
4. Teaching
6. Cooking for others and hosting events
7. Tea Parties & girly things
8. Reading
9. A Clean HOUSE
10. A good prayer & Irving's Praise and Worship on Sunday's at church...LOVE THAT!!!

1. My name is in the BIBLE!!! (Yet many people have never heard of it...sad to say, that means that many of us don't read our bibles....NO JUDGMENT HERE PEEPS!!!! Just a factual statement)

2. I don't like cheap people...that is one of my deadly sins....LOL!!!

3. I don't like beets and Brussels sprouts...YUCK!!!

4. I am the first born of 5 children and the first grandchild on my dad's side of the family

5. I can't draw if my life depended on it... :)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am so proud

Just have to share ladies....

My husband ministered (preached, gave the sermon) this morning in church. It was really amazing...The title of the message was....Destined for greatness.

I have to share that my husband Richard is truly gifted in the word. He not only has an incredible amount of knowledge of the Bible, but he has a gift to make the word of God come the life with his words. I realize this is a gift from GOD. (WE ALL HAVE GIFTS!!! His is teaching.

This picture was not of today, but my brother-in-law, Irving and Rios make an amazing team. I so blessed that these two men are an integral part of my family. They are Godly men. NOT PERFECT!!!! Not the same thing ladies. They are simply amazing.
I can honestly say that, not only do I admire my husband but have a deep respect for him...for the man he has become.
This is just a fun pic.
(this pic was taken on our Key West vacation). So much fun.

Happy Sunday my friends.
I hope you all were blessed this Sunday.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Look what's coming our way....

Prima's Pastiche Line is DELICIOUS!!!! Check out this great Lay out.
Will post more on these goodies as soon as they are here.


Friday, April 9, 2010

More Alice in Wonderland stuff

Look how darn cute these are....ADORABLE!!! My lovely friend Trish send me this link...but I have erased the darn thing and can't find the original designer...SORRY!!! :(

I will so be making these for Jacqueline's Birthday party. I will probably tweak them a little bit and make them my own, but can't wait to get my hands on these next week.
Will share more later.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Look who's 13.

I can not believe that my baby girl is 13 years old!!! Sera posible? My sweet Jacqueline has begun her teenage years...(PRAY FOR ME PEOPLE) :)
Due to the date her birthday falls, (SPRING BREAK) she will have her birthday party with her friends at the end of the month......(I JUST NOTICED THAT MY PICS ARE BLURRY....sigh)Guess what these are.......... Alice in wonderland or maybe a Mad hatters Tea coming her way. I will so post on this....I already have my scrapbook paper ready to go for this party....He,hee,hee.
Made these tags to go one of the goodies Jacqueline's guest will receive.
See you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Avignon Collection

Hi gang:

Quick post here.....

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!!!! I have 7 of these kits available. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE PICTURE of this kit!!!! If you are interested email me at and I will send you the full details.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sharing some layouts here....

Hi gang:

Thought I share some of my work from the past.

I did this layout in November for a 10 page class that I had.
I did this two page spread for my local scrapbook store. Can you see how I used the same concept from the top layout and used on on this bottom right one? Looks different, doesn't it? It's really the flower placements.

I love this Websters Line. Make me SUPER HAPPY!!!!!!!!!
Can't remember if I shared this one, but here it's all parf of another 10 page class that I had at the retreat. I also did a mini album on this one...well not that mini is turned out to be an 8x8x. I'll try to post pics on that this week.
And this pic is just because..they are so damn cute....LOL
Have a great day.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Monday Everyone.

Kids are off today and I slept 2 hours...whooPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I am on a creative spree and I tell you, I have taken some serious advantage. I promise to post as soon as I find the camera cord.

Gotta tell you, this is one of the prettiest, yummiest eye candy I have seen. I LOVE IT!!!! It was created by the very talented Laura McCollough.

I hope you all have a great Monday. I am off to finish laundry and getting my house in order after my fantastic vacation.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!

For Many years I have celebrated Easter Sunday (lunch or dinner) festivities in my home. This year I simply was not able to. Through out the day, I felt a little off....I kept remembering what today was. I felt kind of sad for a little bit, but soon remembered my promise NOT to over extend myself and be realistic with my time. This year it was simply not possible.

With that being said, I took a moment to reflect and Thank God for my life. I am truly blessed.
I truly believe that every day that I greet is going to be better than the yesterday I lived. I am an optimist and a true believer of good. I see greatness all around me. I am given a chance everyday I wake up to do something great. I am blessed.

I thank God for his MERCY and GRACE. Everyday. For He continuously Blesses me. I am blessed.

Today millions of Easter Egg hunts will be celebrated. Millions of children will be enjoying Easter baskets and their bounty. Millions will sit down with their families for a meal. Millions will go to church and worship.

I thank God, for HIS ultimate sacrifice and sending His Son....for ME. For, His death has given me the opportunity to live and live abundantly. I am blessed.

I am human. I am imperfect. I fail. I do not always meet expectations. Sometimes I break promises. Sometimes I hurt people. At times I am oblivious. Yet, in spite of all my mistakes and imperfections I am amazed at how Jesus continues to love me unconditionally. I am blessed.

I have a fantastic family that loves me and I love them more than life itself. I am blessed.
I have a fantastic group of friends who hold me together in times of need. I am blessed.
I have health. I am blessed.
I have a husband who loves me and works to make our marriage a strong unit. I am blessed.
I am a mother to two fantastic kids. I am blessed.
My Dad and Mom are alive. I am blessed.

I am saved, through God's Son. I am blessed.

I hope you all have a great Easter Sunday...and for those who believe....Happy RESURRECTION SUNDAY!!!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am on vacation!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO HOOO!!!!

Hi gang. Hope you are all doing well. Gotta tell you, that I am having a wonderful time here in Key West. Lots to do and the weather is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I have taken over 1000 pics....not to worry, I will not bother you will a full view of all my pics.....

Here is a mini summary of our vacation.

For those of you who do not live here, or simply do not know, you must cross over the "7 mile bridge to get to Key West. Key west is an island (one of the many in the Florida Keys) at the southermost tip of Florida. (that's my teaching session for today girls...LOL)

The pic above and the next one are of the old 7 mile bridge.
My hubby and the this picture...we had so much fun.
My gosh...when did my son become a man? I still see my little boy....!!!!!!!!!!
Yes...IT'S REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mallory square.......boy was this place a lot of FUN!!!
This is a sponge man....Jacqueline was grossed out!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Can you tell who the family hugger is?
Tons and tons of shells around...these are star fish...I guess you could tell...LO
Mr. Rios and Me. FUNNY KIDS!

It FOUND ME!!!!! IT called ME!!! But in the process I have no idea how my daughter ended up with her FIRST COACH PURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP ME LORD JESUS!!!!!!!!!
OK...won't bore you with the other couple of hundred pics...but although I have been to Key West Many times, this is truly one of my favorite family vacations. It was fantastic.
I hope you all had a safe and fun Spring Break.