Friday, December 30, 2011

Graphic 45 - Christmas Past Mini

To those who are still following my blog. I have done so many projects this year my time has not allowed me to post them. My new year resolution is to get all the my projects and swaps posted. I had done so many projects for others that I had no time to do any anything for myself nor for my hubby. But that will change in 2012.

As we come to year end I am posting a Graphic45 Christmas mini for a friend. I had "The Christmas Past" line left over from a class that took last year (2010) at Pinecone Press. It took me more time to come up with the idea than to make it. All the items are recycled.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hi followers,
I was in a swap with a fellow P.I.T.A. babe from Paper Phenomenon. I never expected the extra goodies that came with the swap.  Thank you Lisa I love it all! 

My Love for Paris

Hi followers,
I wanted to share with you my goodies that I got from a friend of mine. Adriana is a Stampin Up Rep as well as a fulltime accounting person in Paso Robles. We met last year at a Quick Quotes retreat in Palm Springs, CA. In February I hosted a weekend Scrapbook Expo sleepover for her an a couple of her friends. We had fun! To my surprise Adriana told me that she was sending me something in the mail and to watch out for it. Well this is what I got.

Thank you Adraina if you are following me. I love it all!

New Friend....

It has been a very busy couple of weeks. I met a wonderful fellow crafter in Joann's named Debbie. We got to talking and found out that we had so much in common ( scrapbooking, crafts etc.). Debbie came to my home and fell in love with my scrapbook dungeon (room). I opted to help her with her space. Which Debbie complied you don't know what you saying. A few hours later I was at her house and I got what she meant. I was in awe. She had so many treasures. I saw scrapbooking novelties that scrappers only dream about! Needless to say her space was not as bad as she made it out to be (I can see the big picture). It just needs to be reorganized. Which I am happy to help her with. But not until she gets through her daughter's engagement party. Keep following and I will let you know the outcome.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Part 2 of Box

It's coming together! Here is another sneek peek at the infamous box I am creating. Keep a look out for the next posting.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tragic death hits my scrapbooking world!

Cuttlebug dies by hand of owner. And this is my story. On February 27, 2011 my precious friend laid to rest. In an attempt to show a fellow scrap booker how to use her Quickcutz die a painful cries is released out of my cuttlebug. In my disbelief I tried to revive her.  There was not a tool in site that could save her. I stood there in shock and telling my friends she will be alright and it's was no big deal she's trooper. But deep down inside my heart was broken. She was broken. How could have let this happened.

I still remember the day I brought her home. We played every weekend together. Now that she has passed, I toss and turn sleepless nights wondering.  Did I treat her as well as she has treated me?  Did I give her the same unconditional love that she has given me day after day in my scrap room dungeon?  Is this normal to feel this way?  She was the Picasso of embossing, the articulate cutting of a samurai sword, and creator of such beauty like the fluttering hummingbird outside my window.  Oh how I miss her!

Scrap bookers I ask how long will the sorry last? When will the grey clouds pass to bring on the rainbow?


Little Hummingbird Cuttlebug Dinh
      Born                     Died
April 6, 2006    February 27, 2011

Just shy of reaching her 5th birthday

New Paper Pack-Simply Fabulous!

For those who know me I am anti Michaels. But yesterday I went to thier store to see what was up and coming for Spring since my favorite scrapbook store doesn't carry DCWV.  And OMG..... Check this out.
I can hear the wheels turning!  Paris here I come!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


You know the saying that "you should always go with your gut feeling". Well I didn't. So now I have to live with disappointment of those who claim to be my friends. I will not bore you all with the details.Now I just have to find inner strength to let it go and not let it eat at me mentally, physically or spiritly.

I am off to create and possibly clear my thoughts!

"The Box"

Well I finally got the chance to start a special kit that I had purchase online. Here is a phase 1:
I know that it doesn't look like much but you wait and see what is to become of this box.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Mini

This was my first recycle mini I ever made. The cover is made out of a cardboard box. The fibers were left over from my pre knitting days and the flower is hand made( which I try to make my own).  Each page is left over scraps from layouts that I made for my niece.  Enjoy!
Julie you did it again! Thank you so much for the cartridges. I can't wait to make something.
 The "Straight from the Nest" is perfect for my final swap that I am in. Perfect timing!

Thanks Julie

I wanted share with my followers the fabulous items that I receive from one of my friends Julie.
Julie and I met through craigslist ad. How crazy was that? Well from time to time we get together to scrap (more like shop and go to lunch). Anyhow since Julie knows that my dream is to go to Paris some day she gave me these for my room. They are far more beautiful in person. Thanks again Jules!

I am so happy hubby is working at home because  I get some computer time. I love when he works at home he litterally entertains me. So this past weekend I got a few surprises. We were suppose to be getting our stuff together for this upcoming community garage sale instead Hao decided to go to Newport   Beach to buy some crab. Well that was a bust so he ended up at a yard sale (shocking). For those of you who don't know my husband loves yard sales or anything that he can get a bargain. At this yard sale he scored me some things that were scrapbook related (like I need more stuff). It turns out  things he picked up I already had. So I believe in paying forward I set it aside for my niece who is just starting out in the scrapbooking world (she has no idea what she is getting into). But I did keep one of the items and here it is.
It is much bigger that it appears. Those who have been to my house know that I have a thing for organization and plastic...hehehehe. I know my husband says it's an illness.
If you like leave a comment. TFL

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Love this idea

Hi all,
I wanted to share my latest and greatest goody that I had received. My friend Kristina made me this adorable one page mini with tags out of a paper bag. I appreciate the labor of love that she put into this project that I had to post it to my blog. She is definitely scrap worthy in my eyes. TFL

Sometimes it is about me!

Last year I was fortunate to attend my first scrapbooking retreat. I met alot of created women. Some of them I became friends with and keep in touch through the power of Facebook.
 At the reteat you had an opportunity to win some great product by entering a home made creation. Needless the say I did not win. But I was very proud of what I had created.

St.Patrick's Day ATC

Today I worked on my St. Patrick Day ATCs for an upcoming swap. TFL

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The find of the day!

So this morning I had to do some errands and decided to stop by Joann's crafts( not that I needed anything) I could not believe that I found the Cricut storage boxes that hold 4 cartridges. I was so happy to find out that I was able to use my 50% off coupons. What normally would have cost me $10 a piece only cost me $5 a piece. Deal of the day my friends. Thanks Joann's

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scrap Room

Well Spring time is fast approaching and this is a perfect opportunity to do a liitle cleaning. This picture is what my scrap room looked like during the holiday season.

$1 Micheal Box Creation

This box and mini is for my swap partner Lisa Black on paper phenomenon.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Flu City

Hi Everyone,
I have been down with the flu since Thursday and it doesn't seem like it's not getting any better. I missed my favorite scrappers broadcast due to being sick. Thank goodness she recorded it.
I knew it was coming since hubby was sick the week before.
This totally messes with the plans that we had made. Got to go Mr. Sandman want to take me away.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SLO Update

So I know that I was going to show you some of the projects that I had been working on. But time got the best of me and I have been so busy rearranging some things in my life. I can not believe that it is the first of  February. FYI I did have a great time in SLO and got to meet some really wonderful women. Thank you Dayna for hosting the event and thank you Adriana for having me as a guest in your home. So here is one of the items I made a Valentine exploding box.
More pictures to come.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

San Luis Obispo here I come!

For those of you who are following this blog I will attending a "Relay for Life" event this weekend. I want to give props Adriana for putting me up in her home and for the invite. The event is to raise awareness for cancer. We will be cropping (scrap booking) for 2 days. I encourage all women to get annual screenings.

Keep an eye out for the next post on Monday January 24th. I will  be posting all the fun stuff that I created on those 2 days of scrapping hopefully get some shopping in at the Camarillo Outlet on the way back.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking.

Boo Boo I love you and will miss you. Don't go crazy this weekend big brother is watching! David check up on your uncle and please make sure he doesn't buy any shoes..........

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love has struck again!

Hello All, I just got home from attending an amazing class. Thank you Margaret and the folks at Pinecone Press. I also had met a couple of great gals which I am sure our paths will be crossing very soon, Trisha, Diane Elaina and Donna. I am always amazed at all the great talents out there.
Well tomorrow is a big day lots to do with packing for my 4 day weekend. Can't wait to meet up with my scrap book gal pals from the SLO area.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ATC- Love Theme

It had been a while since I have done ATC cards. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day I decided to create 18 cards to share with friends and family. Some of which would be great to put on front of blank card stock. Or if you are like me just display them.

There is about 4 ATC's the my hubby helped me with. I had done card 4,5,8 and 11 already but it was lacking balance.  Hao made some suggestions and also stamped a couple of the cards to balance them out. Thanks honey! I appreciate your "mad skills". I was trying to get him to do some more but he wasn't having it. Stay tune for the mini albums. Please leave a comment and thanks for looking.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine Pins

As Promised here is the Valentine Pins I was working on yesterday. Keep checking my Blog for the Valentine's Day projects. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Post 8

I finally finish my deco pins for Valentine's. However I can post a picture of them till tomorrow because my the battery of my camera is dead. They are a work of art. I am also excited I was able to get into steffogal tag swap. I have been wanting to do a swap with her group since last year. Thanks Stephanie. Can't wait!

It's late time to decompress. Good nite everyone.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Post 7

Today was a great day. My nephew David came over and we went to the Los Angeles Garment District. It was awesome. I found some great finds at unbelievable prices ( all for scrap booking and crafting). Thank you David for being patient and laughing at you uncle for eating 3 street dogs which right now left him in a food coma. And sorry for my road rage actions while sitting in the passenger seat. Dumb girl driving in a Lexus texting and driving like a drunk driver...B*$#H! She is so lucky I wasn't driving.Why do they give these person licenses. Okay I am over it on to crafting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 5/6

So yesterday I tried to post my day 5 posting but I couldn't didn't have access. I will recap yesterday and today.
Yesterday was a little crazy. I went ot Target to return  a few Christmas plastic containers. Yes I said it "plastic containers". I know Hao thinks I am insane because he knows how I feel about organizing and plastic in general. Anyway I got side tracked and decided to tour the store. Although I didn't need anything except some girly items hehehe I saw these ugg type boots that I wanted for Christmas and didn't get. In the excitement I tried on only one shoe. Okay so they fit.....yippie and size 7 which we all know is very hard to find cause every woman I know wears a size 7. I proceeded to the check out and just when I thought I was in the clear I passed the $1 bins. Score! Found some Valentine goodies.Check out time.

Okay I on my way to pick up Jonathan from school. Times up. On my way home to show Hao my shoes.
Hao not home just yet so I go to put on my shoes and you are not going to believe what happened next. The shoes were 2 leftys.........uh I am fuming! Too good to be true. Now I am sad. now back to Target I go. Well no more size 7 at the 1st Target or the 2nd but........third is a charm...score! they had my size it was meant to be. All is right in the world.

Now for todays events. Morning going smoothly other the monthly visit from Mother Nature....You ladies know what I am talking about. Got to spend morning coffee with Hao. Coffee Good! Off I go pick up Joanthan. Not so good. He is sad can't find his sweater panic is occurring. He telling me he will be so much trouble if he doesn't find his sweater. Around, around we go through lost and found and the playground. There is light the sweater lives. On we go. He is begging me to call his mom so that he can play is Xbox.....not until all his homework is done. Mission accomplished. All is right in the world again.

Home is where I am at sitting with Howie watching WEC( cage fighting) oh what fun. I am trying to motivate myself to get my Valentine's projects done but don't have the energy. Mother Nature is calling in her monthly bill.
Till tomorrow happy scrapping or whatever things you are into.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Post 4

Today is my nephew birthday. Happy Birthday David if you are keeping up with my blog. I love you and I hope your day is filled with joy and happiness.

I ventured out today on a mission to get some Valentine's Day scrapping items. Although one of my local craft stores didn't have a sale it still gave me some inspiration to try and create my own embellishments. When it comes to scrap booking I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be this involved . So much product and ssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo expensive.

I don't know if any of you know this or are interested but my husband does marketing for his company. Since he does marketing for a living I turn to him to bounce ideas. So by the end of week I am going complete one of my sample Valentine pieces in which he has inspired me to create.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Post 3

Okay so I am watching Mario Lopez on VH1 with Hao. Mario Lopez has come a long way from "Save by the Bell. Anyway I was happy to see Howie home at a reasonable hour. I really missed him today. I can't believe that Hao has not wanted to change the channel. I have to give him props  that he is not a control freak when it comes to the remote. He just goes with the flow. 10 Years with being with this man and he a still compassionate and loving person as to the day I met him.

Well enough of this mushy stuff. On to the showcase of the final holiday pop outs. Thank you Honey for fixing my pictures. I am sad that I didn't get pictures of all the books that I had done.

Hope everyone likes them.