Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween! I just wanted to say hello and show off my little Tony in his costume and show my little display in the kitchen area! Have fun today and eat lots of candy!

Monday, October 29, 2007

End of the MONTH! Yikes.. its crazy around here.. I have creative deadlines which I am almost finished with.. can't wait to share with you! I was so excited to create the November Project Kit for Scrap For A Cure Kit club! Its so cute and fun and perfect for your pumpkin patch pics or fall pics.. actually it'll be cute for any theme! I am so excited for its debut later this week on their website.. stay tuned here or there for the details and ordering!

On Sunday we visited the Pumpkin Farm in Livermore and Tony is at the age where its so exciting and we just had a ball with his cousins and friends! Here is a great shot of him running through the hay bale maze.. love the effect on the photo..look for this one in a page very soon!

Halloween is almost here.. I am so excited.. Having a toddler is so much fun.. he LOVES Halloween and the SCARY things associated with it.. mom has gotten into it with spiders on the outside of the house.. the glowing ghost and pumpkins littering our porch.. I also have a dinning room table filled with candy and goodies for our family and friends.. I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What a fun week its been! It started out Saturday when I attended the Scrap For A Cure Charity Crop in Brentwood. It was a fun filled day of friends and scrappin! I saw some old friends I hadn't seen in awhile, and got a ton of things done, and just spent good time with great friends. I love love love these days of no dishes, no laundry, no screaming kids (I love you TONY!) but wow before you know it the day is almost over. They go by so fast. Its a luxury to be able to scrap all day and into the evening and I cherish this time to be creative and hang out with my friends. Its such a release and it feels really good to come home with completed projects. I finished both my December classes for MDW. First is the famous Christmas House.. and wow this one is CUTE! The second is a Whimsical Christmas, which is file folders, tags, transperancies, all Zuttered together to make a wild book! See my side panel for more information on dates and times.

We all have friends that we loose touch with over the years and the past few weeks I had been thinking of one of my best friends from high school. I even looked on MySpace to see if they had a page, nothing.. I had no idea what they were up to... then the other day, Bianca asks me to come look at the computer. She said she got some weird friend request from an "old" person.. lo and behold here was my childhood friend, trying to find me through Bianca's MySpace page.. isn't life weird??? I absoutely LOVE when things like this happen.. it makes you believe and gives you hope that there is so much more that happens in life, you just need to open your eyes and see it.. So.. hello old friend who is hopefully reading this.. its been nice to chat with you lately!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful mother! She turns the big 65 today! I love you mom!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ooh I've been busy this week! I was comissoned to prepare a friends moving announcements (48 of them!) and I am finally finished! Whew! I think they came out darn cute! It took a lot of time and finding of alternate products. Isn't that always the case? You make a sample, go back a few days later to get all the paper etc..and they are sold out! Luckily the scenic route paper all works so well together in the fall colors, so they all worked together.. and then they all have their personality!

On a professional note, I have been so busy working with the FANTASTIC ladies of the My Daughters Wish Design Team! They are all so talented.. I am working on getting them all linked to my blog, so check them out soon! I am so inspired by their talent and creativity!

I am adding a new class to my list, which will be "A Whimsical Christmas".. this is totally a "Daniela" album.. Its using the new Rhonna Farrer Christmas line, Making Memories Christmas line and will be using file folders, hambly overlays.. and tons of cute buttons, flowers and ribbon.. and its in pink, turqoise and green.. the unofficial new colors of Christmas in the scrapbook world.. I'll try to take a pic of all the things I am using in it and get it up asap!

Here is a pic of all the moving announcements.. Suz... they are in the mail tomorrow!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Morning! I have been up again, but not with the best of lucky creatively.. we have had the "sickness" in our house this week, and I am finally back to "normal".. ohh do I hate being sick.. it got passed around at a family function on Saturday, and at least 10 people got sick.. kinda scary how things can travel so fast through people. Here are a few more layouts from my October design teams.
The first is from Creative Hearts Studio and its of Bianca and her BFF Alexa.. one of my favorite pics of them, just playing around.. I need new pics of them badly.. they are sooo much fun to photograph and they are so beautiful, that every picture is just great! The second is from Scrap For A Cure October kit and its on the day of Tony's baptism last year with my mom.. A very special day for us.

Enjoy your day everyone!

Friday, October 05, 2007

WOW two posts in one day! I must be on a roll or something! I finished my latest acrylic book, and I must say, its darn cute! Its a stepped album the first page being 4x4 and the last being 4x8. It was super fun to make.. I am hoping it will be my next class at My Daughters Wish, stay tuned for final details!

Happy Friday everyone! Its still dark here at my house.. I love being up before everyone else in the house. Its all MINE! No kids, no dogs running at my feet, just me and the quiet of early morning. I am seriously an early morning person. As soon as I am done here, I'll put on a pot of coffee and go to my craft table and start playing for about an hour. I am fully inspired at this point and have a ton of ideas and things I'd like to play with.. I bought some new Tinkering Ink, I think its called BLUR, and WOWSERS, this is my kind of paper! Its screaming at me to play with it! I am also working on a new acrylic class which is a book about home..
soo as promised here are two more layouts from my kit club designs.. First is of my Grandfather Humberto. This is one of my all time favorite pictures. Its from the 1920's and is in Brazil. Look at their clothes and look at their shoes.. wow.. I'd love to travel back in time and see what life was like back then wouldn't you? This is from the Creative Hearts Studio October Kit. The second is of Tony. Very simple layout, but I love this paper and this picture is priceless. Its of when he was about 8-9 months old and first learning how grass feels under his hands.. This was made with the Scrap For A Cure kit club for October. Have a great day everyone, try
to play a little bit!
Also, there are about 3 spots left in the Haunted House Class tomorrow at My Daughters Wish 925-952-4437, your going to feel like Martha Freaking Stewart in this crafty class.. come play with us tomorrow at 1:30pm!
OOOH a quick shout out to Laura.. see the previous post? I CAN do layouts with more than one picture.. (once in a while.. ) I know these have only one.. but I did do it! Challenge completed.. love ya!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My scissors have been on FIRE these past few days.. I finished 8 layouts.. can you believe it??? I have done my work for Scrap for a Cure and for Creative Hearts Studio,so each day I'll share one layout from each kit.. First is Me-1972, made with the October kit from Scrap For A Cure.. check it out fantastic! Second is "My Family Tree" made with the October kit from Creative Hearts Studio. So much fun! Loved them both this month!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Whew! What a WEEKEND! We had the WISHFEST celebration this weekend at My Daughters Wish and wow it was so much fun! I got to hang out with all my friends, meet a lot of fantastic women.. and just get soo INSPIRED! I have ideas so full in my head that I am about to burst! I can't wait to create.. I have a ton of shouts to everyone that came and helped MDW throw a FANTASTIC event, that I can't wait to do again next year!
I have a lot to share this week, so today I will share a pic of a super cute HUGE rubon I got online. It has my favorite.. an owl.. It makes me so happy to walk into the family room and see this on my wall. You can get one HERE. They have all kinds of fun things to put on your walls.. I bought a bunch and will share when I get each of them up.

Stay tuned this week for more fun and exciting things coming up!