Thursday, September 27, 2007

So, on Monday I had a birthday.. at my age, it really is a normal day, running around with toddlers, going to the grocery store.. but I must share the most meaningful gift I have received in a long time. My precious Bianca, who is now 14 and just adorable.. she amazes me everyday. She knows how much my hobby means to me.. she used to want to crop with us when she was a young girl. But now she is just too cool, and we are just too old to hang out with. She doesn't scrapbook anymore. But for my birthday she made me this 12x12 layout. What an awesome gift. her journaling blew me away. Its a lot to get from a teenager these days.. She loves me and appreciates me.. I think thats all we mothers want from our children. Confirmation that your doing the right thing, that your children are happy, feel loved and are learning from you. Thanks Bianca for the best present a mom can get, I love you with all my heart!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

As many of you know, I am on the design team for the kit club, Scrap for a Cure! This is a fantastic club that donates part of their sales to different charities each quarter. They are having their first official Charity Crop on Saturday October 20th! Its an all day event and I have been asked to teach a class for them. I am super excited and think we are going to have a great time! The details can be found here CROP. The project I will be teaching will look a bit like this one that I have pictured! Please please please come join us for a fun filled day of scrappin and raising money for the Susan G Koman Foundation!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Here it is! I am finally finished with my fully handmade, "HOME" book. I made it with chipboard and the Zutter! I truly have been dragging on this one, but I am super happy with the finished product. It has a ton of interactive pages and elements, and it has all my favorite things in it, my family, my home, my animals. I am truly happy in my home and with my family. I truly love love love my home. It is a place where I am comfortable, I am myself and I am surrounded by all the things that make me who I am. I hope your home is the same sanctuary to you as mine is to me.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Well well well... its been two whole weeks since I blogged! I know soooo bad.. but I know you all understand.. I haven't had a ton of time to create and I've been busy, but I cleared off my scrap table and layed it all out to play tonight! I have been toting around this 6x12 album I made and bound with the Zutter (most awesome tool ever!) and I finally finished it.. but I need to use MDW's Zutter to finish. I am planning on buying one in the near future! Its fanatastic that you can make any size book you want and all you need is chipboard.
We have moved the My Daughters Wish Store this past week, and whew, you thought moving a house was hard, try moving 100,000 pieces of paper and embellies.. I am super excited about the new space. Its feels really nice in there and its more "open".. come visit us starting Wednesday, September 19th at 2835 Contra Costa Blvd. I have posted a pic that Sheri took of the old space when we had everything packed up.. wow it was a bittersweet day to see it empty, but so exciting to start fresh in the new space! See Sheri's blog for more pics!

I promise to post more "creative" pics tomorrow and if you don't see me blog, email or post to me and bug me, if you do I'll send you something! lol!
I need motivation people!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Its September 1st! I wanted to share some layouts I have completed with my Scrap For A Cure kit and my Creative Hearts Studio kit. Both were so beautiful this month, and I have had so much fun playing with both of them.

First is the Creative Hearts Studio kit, which features me and my grandfather. The picture was taken in Brazil where my family is originally from. My grandfather was the perfect gentleman. Always dressed properly and had impeccable manners. I loved this paper and the embellishments were just perfect for creating some wonderful pages. Check out their gallery for more ideas and projects!

Secondly is the Scrap For A Cure kit layout. This is of Bianca this past week, which was the first day of high school for her. Bianca has been going to a private catholic school her entire life. This year we decided to let her attend public high school, so its a huge transition for her. She just looks beautiful! She is just growing up to be such a wonderful young lady. I am so proud to be her mom! This kit has all kinds of fun things, check it out!

One final note, today is the last day to submit for the My Daughters Wish Design Team, I hope to go in this afternoon to a bunch of submissions! Thanks to everyone who has submitted and I can't wait to start working with some of you!