About Me...

My photo
I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This month I had the wonderful time of working with MLS Destination line and also the Unity Stamps designed to coordinate with MLS Destination.  I decided to create a few layouts using my favorite places that I have traveled.

First up is this road trip we did around the SF bay area; My mom likes to take a day trip on mother's day, she had no idea were we were going, started in Newark -- San Rafael -- San Francisco -- Half Moon Bay -- Santa Cruz -- Newark. It was a great day of fun.

Then I scrapped my photos from my Rome trip I did a few years ago.

Also scrapped the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.  Wishing to travel to Paris again soon, so I can revisit the real thing, but this time spend more time.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MLS and Unity Hip Hop Blog Hop...

Welcome everyone to the MLS and Unity Hip Hop Blog Hop.  You should be coming from Lisa Arana.  If you want to start from the beginning please start at the Unity Blog

I created this card using the MLS Destination Line and also using Unity Stamp A Little Destination stamp set.  I really enjoyed the color combination.  Hope you enjoy it too.

Make sure you leave a comment along the way. At the end, there is awesome prize that is up for grabs to a random commentor! Be sure to check back the Unity Blog to see if you won.  Winner will be posted on October 31st.
Next on you blog hop is Maren Benedict.  Hope you have a great time hip hoppin'.

Here's the blog hop order just in case:
Angie Blom –     http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
You Are Here  ---->  Rocio Duran - http://www.chiotaz.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Muzzulin - http://handmade75.blogspot.com/
My Little Shoebox Blog - http://www.mylittleshoebox.typepad.com/

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Pretty Little Things...

Pretty Little Things collection from MLS is perfect for your pictures of the little ones.  

I'm so in love with those rolly flowers.  Can't get enough of them

And a card:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some Enchanted Garden..

My favorite MLS release this past summer was Enchanted Garden.  I was so excited to work with it during CHA.  Here are the projects/layouts/cards that I designed. 

My cousin's wedding

 My brother and I

Cute little project

And two cards


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun with MLS and Punky Sprouts...

This month we had the pleasure of working with MLS and Punky Sprouts.  I got to work with the Trunk Punky album and Pretty Little things collection.  I created a birthday album.  Some pages were painted while others were glimmer misted.

Loved all the layering options with this album.  Please leave a comment behind and you will be entered to win this wonderful birthday album.  I will announce the winner next week.

Monday, August 22, 2011

And the Winner of the blog hop is...

Thank you all for the great "tricks" you have shared with me. Drum roll please....

Carole Lassak said...
Great banner. Thanks for sharing. My tip: look in the strangest places for ephemera to add that little zip to your art pieces.

August 19, 2011 11:27 AM

Carole contact me at chiotaz@yahoo.com so I can send you out a goodie bag of MLS collection.

Friday, August 19, 2011

MLS Trick or Trick Blog Hop...

Hi all and welcome to an amazing Blog Hop featuring the MLS Summer CHA release "Trick or Trick". You should be coming from wonderful, talented Ro. If you would like to start from the beginning you can start with the MLS Blog. Also if you get lost you can always come back here and follow the links below.

A little about my project. I was so inspired by the Itsy Bitsy Spider circle paper and thus began my banner. I used all of the MLS Trick or Treat collection along with some chipboard letter, black glitter and some tulle.

Here is a full picture of the banner

And a close up of each of the components.

The witches feet, we drawn free hand. Each of the circle papers are 11" diameter so it's a pretty big banner but perfect to be displayed over a mantle.

I have trick to share with you all, don't have the perfect color ribbon for that layout? Use your glimmer mist, distress stains to create any color you need, just start with white ribbon and the options are endless.

Please share a "trick" regarding scrapbooking in the comment section and you may win a "treat". I will post the winner on Monday August 22.

And my secret letter for you is "E". Write it down and go back to the MLS Facebook wall and post the secret phrase after going thru everyone's post gathering ideas and each of the secret letters. Your next stop on the blog hop is with the amazing creative Kristine.

Here is the list for the blog hop stops:
Rocio <--You are Here

Enjoy your blog hopping day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some projects with Sew Cute...

This past month I to work again with the awesomely designed Sew Cute line. One of my favorites ever. We also worked with Imaginise. Totally loved working with the different flowers and the I-Rock with the templates.

Come back on Friday for a nice surprise.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sneak Peaks of the new releases from MLS at CHA-S

Drum roll please, here is the sneak peaks for all six new lines that MLS is releasing at CHA-S in just a few weeks.

In addition, MLS has partnered with Scrapping Cottage to create dies from the 6 new lines being released plus Sew Cute. Here is a sneak peak at the dies.

There is also something else in the works that I can't wait to share with you all.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Home Tweet Home...

This month I got to work on the awesome Home Tweet Home Line. I had to create a project, I had been wanting to use a vintage embroidery hoop and wouldn't you know it the circle paper fit just right. I wet the circle paper and shaped it to fit the hoop and then dried it with a heat gun. Once it was dry I just decorated it using serveral die from My Favorite Things Stamps. Also the flowers were created using the McGill punches.

Love the final project. I also had to create two cards, enjoy!

Can't wait to share with you the new collections from MLS.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June CardMaps...

In the month of June we had the priviledge to work with Becky from PageMaps. I got a wonderful card sketch to work with:

Here is my take on it:

I loved using MLS Home Tweet Home line. Whenever I am stuck for ideas I always refer to Pagemaps website or books and I seem to always get my creative juices going. Now go and check out what the rest of the MLS DT team did for this month. June 2011 Pagemaps.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Heartfelt...

Working with Heartfelt has been great. Love the vintage feel of this collection. My uncle has been posting old pictures of our family. He posted these two which were of my grandfather's mother and siblings and also one of my grandma with my mom and aunt when they were young. They fit so perfect on this collection. I felt in love with Heartfelt.

This month we were sponsored by Glue Arts. They are so awesome and generous, I got to play with their GlueGlider PRO, now I know why people love it so much! It's a great adhesive gun. I also got to try their other adhesives.

Here is my first layout, it's of my grandpa (right) and his siblings:

This is the layout with my mother(left) when she was around 5 years old:

I also did some cards:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Heartfelt Blog Hop Winner...

And the winner is......

Sylvia Mendoza
Silvia Mendoza said...
Great layout. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing

May 22, 2011 12:10 AM

Congrats Sylvia!  Please contact me at chiotaz@yahoo.com with your shipping info so I can send you your package.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Heartfelt Blog Hop...

Hi all and welcome to the MLS Heartfelt Blog Hop...

You should be coming from the awesome Pearl. Isn't she great. If you want to start from the beginning start at the My Little Shoebox blog.

We are using a sketch created by the talented Melinda. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Loved working with Heartfelt, such a wonderful collection. Loved the fact that I was able to scrap photos of my dad and me.

Continue to the also talented . And don't forget to go back to the MLS Blog and leave a comment to be entered to win an awesome prize.

Also, leave a comment here and be entered to win the entire Oasis Collection. I will draw the winner on Monday May 23 at 8 PM PST.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fun with redesigning...

I have been learning how to use Photoshop and all of its goodness, like Brushes are so awesome. With that I wanted to redesign my blog and add some cuteness to it. When I first designed it I hardly knew anything about html. Now I know a few more things and it has been fun doing it. Most of designs are from House of 3, Rhonna Farrer and Shabby Blogs. There are still a few things I want to add but for the most part is complete. But loving the result of the blog.

In other news, this Friday MLS is doing a blog hop using Melinda's sketch and the mid release Heartfelt. Comeback and check it out. It's a going to be great.

So comeback on Friday and check it all out. Starting at the MLS Blog.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't Forget about the Farmer's Market Challenge...

Remember to work on the Farmer's Market Challenge that was posted on the MLS Blog, you can find the details here

Hope you can enter to win some awesome prizes.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Garden Party and Sew Cute...

Here is my work that I submitted for MLS DT call. Totally love working again with sew cute. Also worked with Garden Party.

Love that little "bee line" stamp from the Garden Party set.

Love this goofy photo of myself:

Dress form using Sew Cute:

Here is a close up of the dressform:

Here are a couple of cards:

Hope you have enjoyed this little week of projects.

My Blog List...

Alejandro Sanz

Michael Bublé


New Kids on the Block