Sunday, November 14, 2010

Luckiest of all

I can consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth now. I had one of the most awesome b-days ever.

I wonderful friend went out of her way to make this possible. MissI, my "pen friend" of almost 3 years celebrated with me. She and I have never met IRL before. We have chatted almost everyday and talked on the phone a bunch of times and yesterday was the day we finally met.

She traveled more than an hour away to meet me! She brought me a gorgeous card, a fabulous gift and a CAKE. She is always so thoughtful and caring. But yesterday she put the cherry on top.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sierra's get well

One of the girls that sometimes babysits for us had surgery and was in the hospital for a few days. We bought her some flowers to go with this card and I made a purse envelope that I should have taken a pic of before taking it to her.....well

Monday, October 4, 2010


Today was my first day of work at "WONDERLAND" aka Archiver's
OMGosh it looks even more awesome when you work there.!!

Today it was about paperwork and video training. The videos are interesting and short enough that they capture your attention and you don't fall
The ladies I met today were very nice and very friendly. I'm going to get an Archivers apron.....neeener neener LOL and more training in the following 2-3 weeks.
I'm allowed to "play" with all the toys so I can familiarize myself with the products and be of better help. I am so pumped!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My second

This was the card I submitted for the second round of the CAS DT cast call.

I didn't make it to the final round :0(
But nevertheless I like my card a lot specially for what or who inspired me to make this card.
One of my very good friends send me an e-mail with a link to an article about one of her precious daughters, "Sophia". Sophia is a wonderful and special little girl in more than one way. You can read about her in here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Round 2

I am so so excited. I was chosen to be a semifinalist on the CAS DT search....woohoooo

This is my second time participating in the CAS DT search. Last time I was given a guest designner spot for the summer. Which was so awesome and an honor.

I'm trying again for a fix spot that last about 3 is hoping. But a guest spot will be just as cool.

The second round is about "fashion". We need to use designer paper to make our card and it doesn't need to have a fashion theme per se...... :0)

Monday, August 23, 2010

The search begins

The search for the fall CAS DT had begun.And I am once moretrying for a permanent DT spot (which is seasonal) or a guest designer spot again which would be just as awesome.
The theme in this first round is "Teacher's Pet" and it requires us to us at least one punch and of course keep it CAS. The interpretetion is been left open to our imagination and THE FUN BEGINS!!

Here is the card I made and submitted:

Stamps: Starving Artist stamps, say is hand generated by my oldest son.
Paper: Rusty orange, white, black and a piece of one my son's homework
Accesories: Brad, pop dots, circle scalloped punch, OMS, coloring pencils
Ink: Tim Holtz inks: tea dye, old paper, antique linen; memento black.


This week I'm the guest designer for the CAS81 challenge on SCS. The challenge is use kraft, turquoise and white on your card and keep it clean and simpple of course. Here is my card:


As often is the case my poor blog gets very neglected under "normal" circumstances. But during the summer it seems that things just get worse. With all the stuff going around (reading time at the library, tennis, swimming, playdates, etc) there is hardly anytime left for hanging around the puter.

I have been stamping here and there. Nothing much as is the case of almost all of my card [sad LOL ;0) ]
Just some thank you notes for the kiddos coaches and instructors. Here is a couple I made for the swimming instructors (girls)

And a few other card for the CAS challenges

and one for a friend who just had a baby boy:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I made 2 cards and a  tag for the CAS71 challenge:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Today's card

Today the CAS 70 challenge on SCS is quotes, verses and sayings, were you make a saying the focal point of your card. Here is my card

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CAS DT part IV

A little miracle happened thsi Friday....I was chosen as a guess designer for the CAS challenges!!! Woooohoooooooo!!

Jen also gave 2 more challenges for an extra appearance as a guest designer. Challenge #1: bright colors with black matting to make it pop. Here is my card:

Challenge #2: Sparkly, shimmery. I had problems taking pics of this card and capturing all the shimmering. My card:



My submision for the CAS DT final:

Stamps: Mermaid and sea plant from Starving Artists, Reef stamp (unknown maker), rough edge alphabet from SU
Paper: Turquoise, white, stone design DP, transparencies
Ink: memento black tuxedo, cranberry crisp, sapmoss green (Vick Bantock), memento cocoa brown.
Accesories: Perferct pearls, stardust pen, pop up dots, penny

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CAS DT, part II

For the semi-final round of the Clean and Simple (CAS) desing team casting call I made a couple other cards. One had to have a moveable part (card 1) and the other one had to include pop-up dots to add dimension (card 2)

Card 1:

Card 2:

Now for the good news: I made it to the FINAL ROUND!!!.
Thanks sooooooo much to the ladies "judging" and the opportunity they have given me.

Trying for a Design Team, part I

I have never done this before.... I mean trying for a design team.
The design team is for the CAS challenges (Clean and simple) on SCS (Splitcoaststampers).

Here are the cards I submited in the first round:

The first one:

And the second one:

I was chosen to be in the semi-final round!!!!
More to come ;0)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'll not be too late ;0)

This year I'm not going to be too late for sending one of my dear friends her b-day card. I said not too late cuz last year it took me a little over 5 months to send it to her. In my defense we were in the process of buying a house, remodeling such and moving in less than 3 months..... jst reliving it made me exausted LOL

This crad will be just a week late which is like "a miracle" teehee. She is not a pink kind of gal bit I dn't think she is going to cringe at this mauve colored CS *crossed fingers*

Materials:  textured metallic mauve and silver CS, vintage violet CS, black CS, mica powders,  white stazon, transparency, ribbon, gems

Teachers' cards

My baby #2 had his preschool graduation ceremony today. We all pooled to get the teachers a class present.

One of the moms saw this custom made planters (very cool) and shared the idea with the rest of the parents. We all thought it was great.

I volunteered to make the cards and we had an awesome time.
The cards:


Thursday, May 13, 2010


I got the inspiration for these cards from the SCS gallery. More than inspiration I closely reproduced. The second one is almost an exact CASE except for a couple changes. What can I say I have little imagination *sigh*

The frist one is for one of the sweet ladies that came to chat with us at my moms group and talk to us about devotionals and how to get kiddos excited about learning more from the Bible.
The second one is for my french teacher. Today is our last lesson and she has been a fantastic teacher!
Merci beaucoup Jenny!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not about collecting

Once in a while I try to remind myself that my stamps are not the kind you collect...LOL
They are actually to be used and to make pretty stuff. Well in my case make OK stuff.
I usually don't like making New Year resolutions if I make any I make resolutions that will be easy to keep. This year I made the resolution of sending/giving b-day cards to my friends, even if I send them late.
So far its been ok. I have been late 99.9 % of the time but I'm doing it. Here are some of them:

There is a couple more cards I made for 2 dear friends that are b-day twins but I forgot to take a pic of them before I sealed the envelopes. *sigh*