Monday, June 27, 2011

5 - five - cinco - lima

well this past saturday my lil boo, maiya, went to WA for 6 wks to visit her dad.
she'll also be visiting my family for 5 nights.
i already miss this lil girl.
the night before we went to red robin at her request.
she ordered of course her usual...
banzai burger, no mayo, no pineapple, no cheese.

and before we headed over to red robin...
we finally did a photo shoot of the 5 of us together.
i took so many  since i had my camera to shoot continous.
i didn't have a tripod...
so the top of the bbq grill had to do.

the test shots of....

1 & 2 people i love...

3 people i love....

4 people i love...

and the final 5...a complete familia....

i had to crop some of the photos...
because the darn bbq grill top was showing up at the corner of them.
oh well.

i miss maiya.
i miss us 5 all together.

on a scrappy-note...
i made a card for a baby shower.
i wasn't able to attend because that was the day my lil boo left for WA.

here's the quick and simple card:

and for the close-ups:

materials:  american crafts, prima, webster's pages, fiskars, marvy uchida, martha stewart, amm kit, stickles by ranger

got my siggy of course.
tone-on-tone, punches, glitter.
and i never ever forget to deck out the inside too.
used an old kit from amm.
been trying to use older kits for cards.
i've got lots and lots of older kits that have been barely used or have leftovers.
a real easy, quicky, and simple card.

hopefully i can get some more scrap time sometime this week.
even if it's just decking out a container.
i've accumulated quite a bit of baby formula containers that i'm thinking of putting to good use for scrap supplies or maybe for something else.
we'll see how that goes!

have a good monday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

chill day

today is a chill day.
not going anywhere.
just staying home day.
going places costs $$$.
being on a tight budget = chill day.

sharing some project lovez i did for this past father'z day.
these were made for my hubby.
he loved them so much.

an album:

and the deetz:

materials:  american crafts, 7gysies, tattered angeles glimmer mists, fiskars, ek success, uniball signo, sassafras, maya road, daisyd, ranger, martha stewart

used my nifty punches, stamping, tearing, distressing, spray misting, doodling, and all that fun stuff that makes this album special.

and now for a canvas layout of my hubby and our youngest chickadee, selene...

used a tim holtz alpha grungeboard as a template.
spray misted it.
then used a gel pen to outline the "S" for selene.
tore the bottom and top edges of the photo, adhered.
then decked out the canvas with scraps, buttons, chipboard that was crackle painted & spray misted.

here's the process:

and what it looks like:

and the intricate lil deetz:

materials:  tattered angels glimmer mists, ranger, jesse james & co, basic grey, fiskars gel pens, crate paper, maya road

i rarely get a chance to do altered projects.
gotta do more of them.
don't cha think?
me think so.

and to save the best for last...
some photo love of all 3 of our girlies together.
finally got a few done of the 3 of them.
must not forget to do one or more of the whole family of 5.
must do it before lil boo leaves for WA for the rest of the summer.

so so so pretty.
i love you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


i'm sooooo excited to share this...

i won my very 1st blog award!!!!

i am so honored to have received an email from sheila of
thank you sheila and for all who had voted for me!

click here ----------->>>> MY BLOG AWARD!!!!!!

and because this is my fave hip hop group and dedicated to those who voted for me, here's one for you all:

hugs & kisses...hugs & kisses....x & o'z...x & o'z....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

final good-bye

today is the last day for a ScrapTiffany challenge.
i'm sad to say that.
but happy at the same time for moving on.
this last challenge was to do a layout based on a sketch by sophie.

and for the reveal:

materials:  crate paper, sassafras, american crafts, janlynn, uniball signo,ek success, fiskars, making memories,  october afternoon

used a craft knife to distress the edges of the pp's.
punched scallop & plain circles, adhered the plain on top of the scalloped, then topped with a button entwined with floss.
outlined the title with my zig writer to emphasize it.
and the final touch:  doodling of lines & dots w/ my fave white uniball signo pen.

here's the deetz:

thanks tiffany for this great opportunity of showing off my creativity
and most of all for choosing me as one of the final ScrapTiffany DT galz.
it was so much fun!
thank you.