Tuesday, March 30, 2010

alicia keys... i love you...

heehee!  i love this woman's newest CD, The Element of Freedom.  she is definitely one i want to see in concert.  here's a tribute to her:
journaling:  I resisted to buy it @ Target, even though it was on sale for $9.98.  Then Xmas came around & guess what I got?  Alicia Keys CD The Element of Freedom.  My hubz got it for me while I wasn't looking.

the AK details, of course:
go get u some alicia keys now ya hear!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspired Blueprints DT Call

i just submitted my layout for one of the layout designers on Inspired Blueprints DT Call....it turned out pretty good in my opinion..  i can only show you a sneak peak of it.  After April 20, i'll post the LO:
wish me luck-o! 

on our way to the mall to get our girlies some raincoats!

maiya, my creative lil diva

did you know my daughter also has a lil creative diva in her too?  it must be from her mama....heehee... she loves to scrapbook too, draw, paint, sketch, build, etc., anything creative she get her lil hands on...she's 8!  here is something she created using a Jillibean Soup patterned paper and lots and lots of Jesse James & Co. buttons.  if i recall...it was like a camping ground/playground...such an imagination...

and of course the lil creative diva's details:

here's something she made at school, it's almost like one of those baby crib mobile toys:
what did i tell you?   my creative lil diva!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


yey-yah!  i was just checking my email and lo and behold...i saw a Peamail (Two Peas in A Bucket) from *Tiffany* of Scrap Tiffany, a challenge blog.  she asked to feature one of my layouts...Then & Now.  of course i said...YES!!! so cool!  just in case you've forgotten how it looks like it, here it is...

these are photos of me, my mom and sis, jo.  that's me on the right of the older photo (top) and me on the left on the "now" photo (bottom).

i'm sooooooo excited!  thank you Tiffany and Scrap Tiffany!  make sure you check out her blog!

so cool!  yey-yah!

now we're off to pick up my stepdaughter from the airport!  she is with us for spring break!  another...yey-yah!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

me & my lil girlie girl

just a few photos of me & maiya being ourselves...
yey-yah!  no school no work 2mrrow!!!!  gotta clean house before ashley comes home!  have a great nite!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

the look of love

one of my best friends and her son (my godson).  i love this pic.  when she sent this to me...i knew i had to scrap it...why did i use pink he's a boy you say?  because i felt like it, pink is in even for boys...so there and that's final!

a few davin love baby details:
have a wonderful sunday!

i love you davin and risa!

Friday, March 19, 2010

next time coming...

well they just announced the new DT members for Jillibean Soup Design Team.  i did not make it but 2 of my idols will be guest designing for them in the near future, Sasha Holloway and Janis Medina!!!!  yey-yah!  will definitely be stalking, i mean following them on the Jillibean blog.  heehee...

as promised, here is the other lo i had submitted:
a collage of photos of my daughter, maiya, and her cousins from last year.  i love this collage and the lo i created for it!  this lo is definitely on my fave list.

well i'm off to go for a jog in the chilly sun....brrrrr... but oh so bootiful!  see ya...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

oh to be wise as me...

i just noticed but i never posted this one.  i used the Pencil Lines sketch # 175.  my fave part is the stamped butterflies.  i haven't used stamps in so long and man i wish i had been.  they turned out pretty fab-o-lous!  stamped them on pink cardstock and then i cut them out with my handy craft knife.  added some glitter glue in the middle and there you go...beauty beauty butterflies.  i stamped the flowers too.  definitely will be seeing more stamping in my lo's now!

i tore out a quote from confucius from a calendar gift box i got this past xmas.  it says:  "to know what you know and to know what you don't know, that is real wisdom."  ain't that right?!?

and did i say that i love my fiskars border punches and cricut!?!  well i do!  i recently purchased a making memories slice too!  i love that 2!  yey-yah!

can't forget the lil stuff 2:

tfl!  see you sometime this weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

food, family... a great combo!

just submitted this one on Inspired Blueprints for sketch #43.  these photos were taken last year at one of my (& jesse's) fave restaurants, Tugboat Annie's.  they got some yumm-o brunch there.  lunch and dinner is a must 2.  the only ones missing in these photos are jesse (at the time he was deployed) and ashley, my stepdaughter (she lives in idaho).

here's my take....almost everything on this lo is American Crafts except border punches and other punches, brads, etc.  i used my dymo label maker for the journaling strips and added white brads.  my fave on this lo is the hanging hearts.

a few yumm-o stuff 2:

have a great night!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jillibean DT Call & Pencil Lines #176

had such a great time yesterday with my hubz in seattle.  we did a pre-celeb of our 1st yr wedding anniversary.  i'll post photos laterz...

but the real reason i'm posting again is I just did a few lo's, a couple for the Jillibean Soup Design Team Call, one for Pencil Lines sketch #176 and another one just for fun.  i'll post the "just for fun" one at a later time.

here's the one i did for the Jillibean Soup DT call and Pencil Lines #176.  i so fell in love with these papers, did a lot of border punching and layering.  made my own lil heart flower accents by using a heart punch, adhering with foam squares and adding a button w/ floss and then used leftover strips from my border punching as stems.  i think it turned out pretty fab-o-lous!  the photos are of me and my hubz during our civil wedding and reception.  we have been married for one year now.

here's a few lil details:

just a few sneaky peakies for my 2nd lo for the Jillibean DT Call, i'll post this one a little later after march 15th:

did a lot of border punching and layering.   i just love all the colors in this lo.  the papers worked so well with my photos. punched a few butterflies and layered them on top of my borders on the left.  i used the leftover strip again from border punching and added that too onto the left border underneath the cutesy butterflies.  added Stickles on the butterflies and the layered flower accent on the lower right hand corner of my lo. for the layered flower, i adhered it on top of one Jillibean's journaling spots.  i used my cricut for the silhouette circles and my flower.  used a martha stewart border punch above my photo and layered leftovers from that too.  used 2 kinds of fiskars border punches.  did a tone on tone border on the right.  this was such a fun lo to do!  one of my favez!

wish me luck!  ;)

have a great sunday!