Friday, November 30, 2007

Hello Friends! Wow its been a hard long week for me! I have been totally SICK! I have the completely RAW throat, then last night I had a fever and the chills the whole nine yards. I slept for about 12 hours.. I am feeling a little bit better, but still no energy. I haven't been online for a few days.. I have a bunch of designer deadlines tomorrow, but thankfully I had already done most of my projects before I got sick! Here is a super cute one, CHRISTMAS TREE! Its done with papers from the Creative Hearts Studio December Kit. It has this super cute paper from Websters Pages in it. Kinda retro antiquey christmas. Perfect for this tree! More to come later!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying a day of family, food and reflection on the blessings we all have. I am so thankful for my husband, my children, my family, my home and my friends. I am blessed with a very close family, wonderful healthy children, and the best friends a girl could wish for. Thank you to everyone in my life for being a friend, sister, mother, husband and my children. Every day I am blessed with love and happiness because of you.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

So, I have been playing alot this past week.. I am making my Christmas list and what I am making for whom... and also making a few things for me! I am going to try to make all my Christmas presents this year, plus make my Christmas cards, so I am going to try to keep on schedule... but I got off of it a little bit late last night.. I had sitting on the table the super cute Maya Road Chipboard keychains, and I have been wondering how I would alter them. Well I just "went to it" and I just couldn't stop till they were done. I want to put them in a layout, but couldn't wait to share them with others.
So, first is a cute hanging chipboard christmas door hanger. Made with the Maya Road Accordian album that originally had rings.. I took them out and used ribbon. I will be making 3 or 4 of these, for family and of course one for me!
Then is a pic of the super cute Maya Road "Costa" family people. I LOVE THEM!
On the Tony bottle front.. I am so excited, things have been so easy and the transition so wonderful.. he is sleeping through the night, and hasn't asked for a bottle in a few days. He is still on the milk strike, but I am trying every day waiting for the moment he gulps it down. Thanks for the tips.. I am using them!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So I have been busy having fun, working, playing, being a mom.. trying to do the impossible.. wean my child off a bottle.. yep.. I am that mom that let it get out of hand and now Tony is over 2 years old! So.. we are on day 3 today.. first two nights were better than expected.. but wow the crying and begging is very hard to hear especially at 5am.. but we HAVE to do it.. now he is on a milk strike and hasn't drank any in the 3 days.. what do we do??? He won't drink it out of a cup. Any suggestions?
Finally here is a layout purely of my choice.. my full layout.. I haven't done one in a long time. Tony loves to pick up my mini books all over the house and look at them.. makes me so proud. So I asked him if he'd like to see the "big" books and we sat down and looked at my layout books.. I really enjoyed seeing all my work again and got me to thinking that I need to get back to doing layouts.. (other than my DT commitments) I LOVE LOVE LOVE my DT team, but I loved doing this layout with just things I have bought and haven't had time to play with.. so here it is.. CUTE BOYS! My daughters friends.. love them! They are the coolest hipest sweetest teenagers a mom would want to hang out with her daughter. They are polite, treat her nice and treat me with respect.. So.. thanks Matt and Jerry (two on the left) for hanging with Bianca!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wow we had a fantastic night on Tuesday night! We had the pleasure of having Allison from Hambly come to MDW and teach a super fun Clearly Heavy Overlays class. This is their new product that is sheer like acrylic but you can use most of your normal tools to cut it! The project was super cute and the ladies in the class had a fabulous time!

Here is a pic of me, Sheri and Allison. We hope she'll come back to visit us very soon!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday here... I want my weekend back! I had a great time teaching on Saturday, the class was mellow, all went well and we actually finished on time, yippee! The acrylic classes are always so much fun because I get to see people get really creative and think outside the normal scrapbook box. I try encourge individuality in the book and not to do it exactly as I have. We played and got our hands dirty.. always a blast!

Sunday I played at Scrapbook Territory doing a fun Card extravaganza class, it was a lot of fun and I got a ton of new ideas. I'll try to post some of the cards/projects this week.

Here are some more fun layouts with the Creative Hearts Studio and Scrap For a Cure kits for November. The first is from SFAC and is of Bianca and her friends on the graduation day of 8th grade. The second is from CHS and is of Bianca looking like "Nicole Richie".. (she in no way acts like her) sometimes with those HUGE glasses people say she resembles her!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Just wanted to share some more creativity I did with the November kits from Creative Hearts Studio and Scrap For a Cure. The first is with the CHS kit for November "Beauty" and this is a layout I did with that great picture of Tony at the hay maze in the Livermore Pumpkin patch. I loved the glittery leaves that came with this kit! The second is a layout of Tony I did with the November kit from SFAC called "The Santa Maria". I loved just using the Bazzill sheet as is and I painted around the edges.. I love how it turned out!
I teach tomorrow morning the Home Life Acrylic Class and can't wait to see how great everyones project comes out!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

It November 1st, which is KIT day! I have so much to share! I was asked by Scrap For A Cure to design a project kit for them.. geez I wonder what I chooosseeee... AN ACRYLIC BOOK! Here it is! The kit is only $24.95 and can be found on their website HERE! Its chock full of fun embellishments, and comes with the 5x5 acrylic album. This was so much fun to do! I am also sharing a layout I did with their November kit. It is my favorite layout in a long time. I loved the products included in the kit, I felt I was very creative with what I did! Go check them out and give them some love and lets sell out this kit for them!