A project finished, layouts & a freebie.


outside my window... looks like it is going to be a beautiful cloudless day.
i am thankful for... energy and motivation.
I am wearing... workout clothes.
i am remembering... i need to make plans for the spring break trip.
I am going... to go for a long walk.
i am currently (still) reading... "the shadow of the wind" by carlos ruiz zafon.
i am hoping... for a great week!
on my mind... will be nice to have more daylight hours..... but the time change is hard!
noticing that... warmer weather is here.
pondering these words... "i want to make myself an empty room: quiet whitewashed walls with slant sunshine and a fresh breeze through open windows" -deng ming-dao-
from the kitchen... K cereal and fat-free milk.
around the house... morning light coming through the windows.
one of my favorite things... getting packages in the mail.
i'm creating... a design for a race car helmet for dh!
a few plans for the rest of the week... taxes, more cleaning and lots of digi-scrapping!
from my lens...
love a relaxing sunday and long talks with judith.

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as some of you know, my husband spends lots of time away on business and one of his latest projects was the construction of a residential high-rise in the city of san salvador which he started in 2007. he has put lots of effort, sacrifice and  energy into this venture & all has been worth it. please know that we are so very proud of you babe!!! here are some photos of the new Terra Alta apartment building:

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from the digi-scrapping world:

a few of layouts from this past week:

... and yes, even though my niece was here and i had other things to do, i still managed to work on a freebie: template #11 - enjoy!

here's my layout with template #11

thanks for stopping by, have fun digi-scrapping & hope you have a great, great week !!!


  1. Thanks for this template! I admire your work.

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Mar. 15, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. i love your monday morning post. often i find myself sitting here, contemplating, well after i'm done. sometimes, you find a blog, reading it is so nice and interesting and comfortable. a place you want to keep coming back to.....
    that's what yours is for me. i love the way you write and your photography, your clean lo's. maybe i'm in a melancholy mood today, hahaha, but i really enjoyed your blog post.

  4. Like Nichole, I look forward to reading your posts each Monday too! Reading your blog makes me feel like I'm only just round the corner from you, rather than half way round the world!

    WTG to your DH ... those apartments looks AMAZING. No wonder you're so proud of him. The photos are stunning ... did he / you take them?

    Thanks for your latest freebie, though how you find to create these gorgeous templates along with all your gorgeous LO's, I'll never know!

    Have yourself a fabulous week & we'll "talk" again next Monday.


  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the DigiFree category today [15 Mar 09:34am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. Nini, what a gorgeous template. I think this is my favorite so far. Thank you for sharing your designs with the rest of us.

  7. whaou nini, i loved to see the pictures of the building and the flat. You invite us there ;))
    thanks for the nice template too !

  8. Thank you very much for this awesome template !

  9. Love your layouts and thanks for the template.

  10. Thank you for your lovely freebie! We have mentioned it over at our blog, Digitally Inspired.

  11. Thank you so much for this. It's gorgeous!!!! :)

  12. Hi Nini! What a beautiful template! Thank you very much!!! :)
    Para mí también, venir à ver tu post de los lunes se ha convertido en un lindo hábito! Pasé ayer, pero con la diferencia de horario, todavía no lo encontré. :)
    Felicitaciones a tu marido por ese proyecto! Qué maravilla!!! Tienes razón de estar orgullosa! Y qué bellas fotos!!!
    Thank you for sharing all this with us! Big hugs my friend! :)

  13. 無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。........................................

  14. Thanks so much!! I love your work! And the building - it's just beautiful!

  15. So simple and So beautiful! Thank you so much!

  16. Love this freebie, thanks so much!!

  17. Thank you for sharing that gorgeous template! Those photos are awesome!

  18. Thank you for the template- I have been seeing it in the O gallery and loving it!

  19. oh my ... DH did a fabulous job! LOVE those photos!