Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is everyone ready?

We have exactly 10 days till Christmas and I am getting really excited. Specially since I started buying the presents since October. Geesh, I really cant wait for my kiddos to open their presents. This year I went with quality instead of quantity. I am hoping they wont mind since they are getting what they or I think they would enjoy the most.

What about you? Are you getting anything for yourself? I always end up just getting what I want during birthdays or holidays. It's easier for my husband and end up being much better for me. Since we don't play the game...did I get it right game. My hubby is not too good when it comes to buying me gifts and really LOVE'S it when I tell him exactly or better yet I GET IT MYSELF! NO kidding! This is the truth. That is why I asked. Did you guys see the Creative Charms Deal of the month and KIT of the month. Well if you are looking for something for yourself and don't want to splurge but get a ton in return. Then I suggest you look below.

Nouveaux Vintage 125 Piece
Kit of the month

This months kit is all vintage. It features some of our newest colors and products. This kit is so versatile you can create just about anything for anyone or for any projects in mind. Details below.

*Ivory Vintage Velvet Poppies (8 pieces)
*Classic Grey Vintage Velvet Poppies (8 pieces)
*Vintage Brown Velvet Poppies (8 pieces)
*Amber Vintage Marble Brads (9 pieces)
*Light Green vintage Jewels (12 pieces)
*Amber Vintage Flower buttons (3 pieces)
*Antique White Gradient Pearl Stickers (76 pieces)
* 18" brown vintage velvet Ric Rac
All this for $14.99 (Regular $21.00)

Winter Wonderland 142 Pieces
Deal of the Month
This months deal is perfect for those cold, blustery, fun and beautiful winter projects. Details below.

*Winter Seasonal Sparklers (25 pieces)
*Blue pure blossoms (9 pieces)
*Blue Gradient Gem Stickers (76 pieces)
*White Flared Flowers (2 pieces)
*Blue Flared Flowers (2 pieces)
*Blue Bells (2 pieces)
*18" Blue Vintage Velvet Ric Rac
*18" Snowflake Ribbon
All this for only $6.99 (60% saving)

I hope you guys get some for yourself and if you are really good some for your friends or family. It is the season of giving after all.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm really slooooow!

Ok you are gonna think I am the BIGGEST DORK out there! But I already know that and most of my good friends love me for it cuz I am crazy like that. So if you dont get me, now is your chance to get the heck out! hahahahaha just kidding stay!

Ok, anyway what was I saying? Oh, yeah I'm a dork. So my hubby is away, so what I do when that happens is end up scrapbooking, vegging out in the couch browsing the net and catching up on some much needed blog hoppin. I bought a bunch of new Lily Bee stuff and thought hhhmm I should go to their blog and get inspired. You see I am hoping to scrap while hubby is away. So as I was browsing....I got to about the 3rd, 4th or 5th page. Not really sure! And what do I see? A freaking LO that I did during the summer. If you want to see what I am talking about go >>>>>> HERE!

Holy CRAP! How come I didn't know I was featured at Lily Bee? WTH people? You are supposed to be looking out for me! Hehehehe well it would have been nice to see it when it was first posted but it doesn't really matter does it? All that matter's is that someone saw my LO and thought it would be nice to put it up their blog to show their reader's. SOOOOO AWESOME! I told you I was dork...remember. So don't hate! Kay.

You see I get excited over little stuff like this cuz it is not often it happens to me. Most of all from manufacturers that I LOVE! Anyway just sitting here at home alone and figured I would share my excitement with you. If you have come to this point of my post and read the whole thing, then I THANK YOU for getting me! : ) I fully accept and enjoy my dorky-ness and have no shame. So thanks and most of all THANK YOU Lily Bee even though I am a bazillion years late. Heehhee have a good day people, I know I will! BYE!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I just wanted to come by and wish everyone a wonderful day. I hope that you all are spending some quality time with family and friends. May you all have a great day.

Oh and don't forget to take tons of pics. I know I will! Since my post is way too short I thought a picture of the kids would suffice! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Creative Charms

Hello there!
So this is my first official post for Creative Charms and I am sooooo excited. I was lucky enough to get to play with the Deal of the Month for my first assignment. And boy was it fun!

Sweetie Pie

Supplies: October Afternoon Weathervane, Creative Charms orange & red flowers and red gradient gems.

I created a LO using pics from last years trip to the pumpkin patch. I used everything from October Afternoon Weathervane cuz it is just perfect for Fall theme don't ya think? Plus I am making a rule that I have to use up tons of my old stuff first too. So this is killing two birds with one stone.

Here are some close up pics below.

The flowers are so much fun. And below you can see I used the red gems in the middle of the flower representing the sun to give it a more dimension. I love how it turned out.

I am planning on putting this on a 3d frame and putting in my daughter's room. And plan to change it out too, depending on the season or if I have a fave LO of hers.

Thanks Card:

I used the butterflies and the orange gradient gems to accent the card. They are perfect for a lil whimsy and not cluttering the card too much. Sweet and simple!

Here is the Deal of the month if you are interested.That's it for now. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Get your shopping done early!

Look what Creative Charms is up to. Get some great deals. So go! Check them out! Happy Shopping girls!

Oh P.S....I am excited to do my first post for CC in a couple of days. I am done with all my stuff but just have really bad lighting going on due to the weather. I am trying to see if I can get some better pics later. If not you guys will just have to put up with my crappy pics. Eeeek!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Creative Charms Kits

Hello! Halloween is over and now it is time to start working on the next holiday or should I say holidays. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up faster than we can get ready. So, we at Creative Charms thought we would give you a bit of help. We are offering two Kits this month full of our new and favorite fall and holiday embellishments.

Kit of the Month Fabulous Fall

150 Pieces $14.99 (Reg. $19.42)* Thanksgiving chipboard stickers (6 pcs.) * Fall Seasonal Sparkles (21 pc.)* Light green vintage jewels (9 pcs.)* Sage green vintage brads (9 pcs.)* Fall Medley (17 pcs.)* 18' Brown velvet ricrac* Brown vintage poppies (8 pcs.)* Amber gem stickers (76 pcs.)

Kit of the Month Winter Wishes
145 Pieces $14.99 (Reg. $20.42)

* Winter Chipboard Stickers (6 pcs.)
* Winter Seasonal Sparkles (25 pcs.)
* Red and Green vintage jewels (12 pcs.)
* Christmas Vintage Metal Frames (6 frames)
* Christmas Twinkle Stickers (10 pcs.)
* 18' Red Fancy polka dot ribbon
* 18' Green Fancy polka dot ribbon
* Red vintage poppies (8 pcs.)
* Red and Green Gem Stickers (76 pcs.)

Also make sure you check back with us at Creative Charms on Nov. 15th for the Deal of the Month. Happy scrapping!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Father and daugther dance 2010

My husband was finally able to take Isabella to a Father and daughter dance this year. Boy was she excited! Here she was with her hair and make up done. I did it of course. I went to You Tube and watched a couple of HOW TO videos on up-dos. I already had a plan but decided to with this. It was really cute on her and she loved getting ready.

Her dress came with a matching mini dress for a doll. But she wanted it on teddy so that's what we did. Here she was just dying to get into her dress.

Of course we had to take a couple of shots of her and her dress outside before going to the dance. With teddy of course!

We really wanted he to feel special so of course, flowers were in order. Just look at her face. She was so surprise. She just loved all the attention daddy was giving her. She was giddy all day and all night!

She was saying "Thank you for my flowers Daddy!" He adores her.

Proud DADDY!
OMG, I was so happy I found a perfectly matching tie that goes with her dress. It came out so perfect. I am SOOOO good like that! hehehe

It was so funny, my hubby asked her where would she like to go for dinner. And her answer was..."McDonalds please!" We just about died. You see we don't take them to McDees cuz they are just not that healthy. But she knew this was her chance and boy did she take it. And of course, Daddy had to do what she ask. It was her day after all.
Can you see how happy she was and look at my husband's face! Too funny.
This was her right after the dance. She wanted to put her flowers in a vase ASAP and she knew exactly where they would go. She said, "I knew that's what my room needed. It needed flowers! Now it's perfect!" Bwahahahahaha

We really wanted this to be a GREAT experience for her and let her know how special she is. One day she will be a woman and she needs to know how she needs to be treated and the kind of care and love she deserves. We want her to grow up to be a strong and a smart girl that knows her worth. Of course you can never fully control or decide for them or how they should live their lives or who to be with. But what we could do is show her and lead her until that day comes that she decides for herself. And hopefully she makes good decisions for her life.

I thank God that I have a wonderful husband that is willing to do what ever it takes to make our daughter and son feel good and feel special. He loves and adores them. They grow up so fast and we take full advantage of these moments because one day this will be but a distant memory. But for now we will enjoy them as much as we can!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


this LO? Well I submitted it to Basic Grey Gallery and they accepted it. Woo hoo!
I know, I know! But dang it, it's those small unexpected gifts that I love the most. And it might not be a big deal to most but I must admit it made me smile and feel good about my scrappy pages. So there! Hehehehe just thought I'd share. Now I have to sort through my scrappy pages that I made to see if there's other pages or project they would want.
I mean seriously, I have been hoarding so much of their stuff I am surprise I don't have more pages. Oh, yeah! I forgot...I am a freak and have a hard time cutting up paper or using up products that I love. And then I turn around and there are so many new products I must have and what I have is now considered old and not cool (like myself) hehehehe. I am really trying hard to change this and as you can see I have been working hard creating from my old stash.
Oh, scrappy news! I tried out for a handful of Design Team Calls and I am waiting to see the results. It should be within the next couple of weeks. People....WISH ME LUCK! Sooooo fun! It is fun, even though it might be a hard blow to my ego 99% of the time. But I do enjoy it. It's the excitement of "WHAT IF'S?" I think as long as it does not stop you from enjoying scrapping and it does not make you CRAZY, it's ok to try out for teams. Being in teams should be a BONUS not a MUST HAVE or I WILL DIE if I don't make it kinda thing! You know what I mean?
OK gotta stop blabbing and eat my lunch. Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's official...

I am now a Design Team Member for Creative Charms. They posted it on their Facebook account here. I actually forgot about the call until I opened up my email this morning. Apparently they sent out the email request last night but I just didn't see it or get it until this morning.

So, yeah! I am shock and happy and excited and giddy! I am just always grateful that someone out there like my work enough and trust me to be a part of their team and to represent their company. I will never ever take those kind of things for granted. It's a privilege and a complement for people or companies to want you to be a part of their team. So awesome, thank you so much CC!

Congrats to all the girls and looking forward to getting to know and working with ya'll! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

DT call and some cards!

I was ask by my local scrapbook store to make some sample cards for them. So I thought I would share them with ya. I could only show you 2 of them since I used the other one for a DT call. I have not made cards in a while so I am happy with how they turned out.

These are samples using SRM Thanksgiving stickers. I think they came out really cute! Been a while since I've made cards, so very happy. I also played with my cuddlebug and really like the texture. Need to use that machine more!

Anyway, I tried out for a Design Team call and I am crossing my fingers. But at this point I know there are so many amazingly talented people out there that I pretty much accept that not all of us get to be in teams. You just never know until you try. Besides you never know what they are looking for, it might just be you! Wish me luck.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Finally updating...

my blog. And I will tell why it has taken so long. Well I have been putting up with random monster pains in my stomach for so long. I mean waking up in the middle of the night, crying kind of pain. After we got home from our first trip to Cali. I got a check up and found out that I had Gallstones. But my doctor didn't see any inflammation so he didn't think it was serious. Then I had to go back and to Cali for another last minute trip. All went well while there but when I got home, a couple of days I think I had a monster attack and had to go to the ER for it. Finally they said I had to get operation to get my gallbladder removed. So to make a long story short I have been out due to my surgery and now getting back to my normal self. It took a while for me not to get sick when looking at my computer. So peeps, I had a very real reasons for not blogging not just cuz I was lazy!
Now let's move on and let me show you what I have been up to. I was really itching to scrap so of course what do I always say when I need to scrap? Do challenges of course. So thank goodness there are tons of challenges around to motivate me and just kick my butt in to gear. Wanna see?
You pick flowers for me!
This one is my fave. Using all old pp stash to create this LO. Can you believe that this is Sass Hog Heaven. I mean how old is this? I think it looks fresh and clean. One of the first LO I created right after my surgery. It was great just to scrap. Pic is Isabella's first day of Kindergarten last year.
Supplies: Sass Hog Heaven PP, AC yellow thickers, OA mini alpha, scallop scissor, EK Success flower punch, walnut chalk ink and My Little Shoebox.
This is my second fave. Finally got the nerve to use my Wassail from Basic Grey for this xmas picture. This pic is really old. But I love the grainy look to it. So keeping with my new tradition of using only old pics and old stash I created this LO. I still want to add journaling to it cuz to me it looks empty. So I will add that later. I stayed up one night creating the sheer tulle ribbon thingy. Instead of creating it in every project I just decided to create the ribbon all at once. I just made a long strip of it already sewn and I just cut it up as I use what I need.
Supplies: BG Wassail pp, alpha and stickers, zva pearl, ribbon I think making memories and toole from JoAnn's.
Knott's Berry Farm
Finally got to scrap a page that has lots of pics of our vacation from last year at Knotts. More old stash for this from Little Yellow bicycle travel line. Wow I am doing really good right!
Supplies: Little Yello Bicycle travel pp and stickers, AC red and green thickers and Making Memories blue bling.
ATC Cards
Used My Little Shoebox pp and created my mini shape paper. I just used a small circle punch and punched the edges to create that look. Pretty simple! Then surprise surprise I used scraps to create details. Super simple!
My Kinder Girl
More pics from last years first day of Kinder school here. I use tons of technique to create depth and interest. All old scraps to create this LO. Oh and the best part I used my Cricut which was covered in dust for the first time in many many years. How cool is that? I used my new never used cartridge Storybook. FINALLY!
I am still unsure on this one. I am thinking I will need to redo it or add to it. I feel like it looks unfinished or just lacking in something. I want to add more lace or fabric of some sort of doodads...something. These papers are from K&Co Que Sera Sera. Yeah that old! But I love these papers and really wanted to use it. I have been using it here and there when ever I can but on this one it was the main paper. I added my ready made sewn tulle ribbon. I want to put it on everything right now. The pink flower I made myself using the technique from Rhonna Farrer and Heidi's show I think for mother's day. They use fabric and fire from candle to create the look of a flower. I was addicted to making them and I have tons of them. I really need to start using all these lil things that I create and then not touch. I create tons of handmade doodads but then afraid to use it. Silly really!
Well there you go!
I think I have been good using old stash and scrapping at that. I really need to get stuff done but besides catching up on house chores I am organizing and purging as well. I am currently going through old magazines so I can get rid of them or donate. I also have tons of stash at a scrapbook store sale going on this weekend. Trying to get rid of stuff not worth holding on to and making a dent in house mess. I really want to get the house clean and finally let go of stuff. JUST LET IT GO!
Well, what are you up to? I hope I can encourage you to use up all that old stash and quit buying new stuff. You can create beautiful pages with your old stash as much as new stuff. This has been my mantra for a year now and I am really proud of myself. Slowly making a dent and feeling good about it. Now don't go rolling your eyes at me, I know it's always fun to have new stuff. I'm just saying use some old stuff first to create more room for new stuff late. Yeah? Ok, got's to go people hope you like this post. Sorry for the long post and tons of pics. Trying to catch up on one post. hehehehehe later!

Monday, August 30, 2010

We are waiting for the TOOTH FAIRY!

Isabella is BEYOND excited that she had a loose tooth. She couldn't wait to pull that sucker off. Until of course when it was really time to do it. All she could talk about was her tooth being loose. So the other day (Aug. 28, 2010) we finally came to a decision it was time to pull the tooth out. At first she was game, then she realize PAIN might be involved.

So daddy, being the funny and crazy man that he is, asked if she wanted to do it the way he did it for our son Isaac. Which was tying a thread to the tooth...attached to the door and shutting the door and pulling the tooth out. Surprisingly she agreed! But as soon as daddy started tying the thread to the tooth she started to cry and get nervous. We tried a handful of times to get it tied up but she kept using her tongue to push the thread out. So, that plan was scrapped. We decided on the old method which was just pulling the tooth out by hand.

That sucker was holding on for dear life, even though looking at it it looked like it was about to fall off. We gave it a couple of try and finally after going back and forth daddy successfully pulled it out. Isabella did not even cry, she didn't even realize it was already out until daddy showed her the tooth. She went nuts! She had to make it a point to tell everyone in the house how brave she was and that she didn't cry and that she did way better than Isaac did when we pulled his tooth out. That girl was showing off and we finally had to tell her that being humble is also a good trait. We had to tell her be careful, Tooth Fairy might not like show offs! LOL!

She was so excited for the tooth fairy to come get her tooth and get money that she did not wait for me to put the tooth under her blanket. She did it on her own without telling me. Now, I put the tooth inside a tiny Ziploc baggy to keep it safe but she decided that it was better to take it out. This tooth was tiny. So when the Tooth Fairy came to check under the pillow and leave little Isabella money.....the Tooth Fairy could not find it. That Fairy was very worried and was looking all over the place. The problem was Isabella was holding on for dear life on the pillow. She had put her whole arm under the pillow, I think trying to catch the Tooth Fairy on the act! Silly silly little girl! After much searching, the tooth fairy had to give up. And will have to come back at a later time to collect Isabella's first tooth. Poor Isabella, she was so disappointed when she woke up and realize there was NO MONEY and worst the tooth was missing. I had to calm her down and tell her that the Tooth Fairy must have not come and we had to figure out why. I then told her the tooth must have been knocked off of the bed and we had to look for it.

Daddy, Isaac and Isabella looked and looked for it but no luck. Finally Mommy had to step in, with patience and determination I found that LITTLE SUCKER and rescued the day. We have yet to put the tooth under the pillow. Mommy had a 7:30 am app today and could not properly capture the moment without rushing the kids so I politely asked Isabella if we could do it tonight. Thank goodness she is a sweetie and agreed. So Tooth Fairy make sure you come over tonight and don't forget to leave chabella a lil somethin somethin for her extra patience. ;)

Monday, August 16, 2010

13th Year Anniversary!

Every year I cant help but be grateful for the wonderful & not so wonderful, sometimes stressful, mostly great, boring also fun, lonely sometimes overwhelming, loving & fighting and crazy time I have spent with my hubby. (No marriage is perfect and anyone that says theirs is...they are liars.) I can say that I could not picture or imagine myself with anyone else. So here are my 13 reasons why I love this man but sometimes want to kill him too.
1.No matter how much my hubby annoys or irritate or sometimes even the pain in my ASS.....I would not trade him for anyone else. Because he is also the first one to kiss it!
2. I love him for all that he is and all that he is not. I love him AS IS like the SALE items! Like I always say (Just as you are!)
4. I love him cuz he is a GREAT father and for giving me 2 wonderful kids.
5. He is also a GREAT husband.
6. He provides for us not just financially but physically and emotionally.
7. He sings to me and dedicates love songs for me! ;)
8. Never hesitates to hug, kiss, dance with me and love on me. NO matter who is around. Love that!
9.Makes my coffee on the weekends and lets me sleep in.
10. Puts up with my craziness and always tries to do it with a smile. hehehehe
11. He always says I LOVE YOU before going to bed and never leaves the house for work without giving me a kiss.
12. Gives me puppy eyes and puffy lips technique when he is in trouble or thinks he's in trouble. And no matter how much trouble he gets I cant stay mad long enough and always forgive him. He is the pain in my ass.
13. I can go on, but since I am only doing 13 reason here's my last one. I love that he LOVES me. He is my other half. He is everything I am not and without him I am incomplete. Every time he is away I feel sad and lonely. So for all the good times and the bad I wouldn't want anyone else there by my side but him. He makes me mad but the one that makes me the most happy and put a smile on my face. He is still the one that makes my heart skip a bit. And he is still the only one I see myself getting old with.
So baby besides the joking around, I am looking forward to many many more years together. My LOVE, Mi Amor, Mi Vida y Mi Rey....Happy 13th Year Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for everything. I love you with all my heart and soul. I miss ya! Can't wait for you come home soon!

My Minds Eye Sketch Challenge #14

Could not help myself, so I had to do another sketch challenge. Lucky for me My Minds Eye is having one of their challenges. I really like how the papers match these pics of my son riding his bike for the first time without training wheels. Yes! It took him a while to get the courage to ride a big bike but as soon as he got a hang of it, it was cake. He is a very careful boy, he does not like getting hurt! I don't blame him, he gets it from his mama! Pics were from summer of last year. They go so perfectly with the papers don't they?
I am so glad I am making a dent with my old pics. Slowly but surely baby! I am also happy to be scrappin again and using old stash. Well not really old, but I have made it a point not to buy anything new until I use up most of my stash lying around. Small victories my friends...small victories. ; p
Here is the Sketch below:

My take on the sketch:
Supplies: My Minds Eye So Sophie collection and American Crafts brown thickers.