Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I realized I haven't posted in a long time. I've been so busy and perhaps just trying to be busy on purpose just to forget all the madness going around. Sighh...I hope everyone has wonderful holidays and stay hopeful for 2009!! A new year should bring us new challenges and new ideas along with wonderful people to bring the good in each other. I love you all and may God bring you peace of mind and love.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Cyber Monday

Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving with family and friends. I had a wonderful time cooking and preparing for the sweet feast. I have so much to be thankful for this year and I can't thank God enough for being blessed with an amazing husband who is supportive of all my ideas and challenges my mind. Thank you sweetie for being by my side!

As for crafting I'm thankful for all those amazing and talented human beings out there that constantly influence me and get my creative juices flowing! Thanks to all those who visit me and my creations. I couldn't be thankful enough to have you!

I want to share a few Christmas cards I've done but I have to admit I really haven't had much time to craft these past 2 weeks. I've been swamped with house work...trying to help my husband remodel our place. We just started to install our floors in the living room and I can't wait to be done this week!! I'll post pictures of how its coming along.

I have three cards to show you I made with my Cricut of course! Take a look:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Starting to finally feel like a new season

I'm happy to say it was a very windy and chilly weekend but in a pleasant kind of way. I cuddled and even got a chance to prepare some Christmas cards. I wanted a few to show you today. I know I promised one for Friday but just didn't get around to posting :( I'll make it up today!! I've been thinking about how I want to decorate my new office at work. We ordered furniture and we're finally getting a window!! I want to surround myself with pictures and lots of projects. Any ideas for office goodies I can alter?? I did order a rolodex and I'm going to alter it with tiny pictures and turn into a calendar. We'll come back to this another day soon...

So here are some more cards from an order I recently finished and mailed out! I can't wait for her to get them and I'm really hoping she will love them. I worked on different themes such as baby, birthday and anniversary.

I finally got to use my New Arrival cartridge and created this card for "A Star is Born" theme. I wanted it to be neutral but I think it came out more on the blues side. I think the touch of yellow might make less boyish...I don't know I hope it works for either baby boy or girl.

Remember how I mentioned that I'm just crazy over the Sassafras paper collections?! Well I couldn't help myself but to use this one for an Anniversary card. I used the Indie Art cartridge for the love birds which I layered so they could have a background. I didn't want to do much more with it since the paper is awesome!

I used lots of bling on this one and I just had to use the Indie Art cartridge for the ice cream! I love how its melting! cuteness. I also used the Accent Essentials cartridge for the lovely shaped lined tags.

And now for a little Christmas cheer!! I worked on these last night after a 38 hour shift in the field!!! I know I'm nuts but I couldn't stop thinking about how its the second week of November already!! Besides I actually got some sleep in the back of the ambulance yesterday. This weekend wasn't nearly as busy as Halloween weekend!!

I used the Stretch your imagination and the Joys of the Season cartridges for this card. I didn't want to use the traditional Christmas colors as I'm prepping to enter the Bitten By the Bug contest over at For this contest Regina asked that we use any Cricut cartridge to create a Christmas card without the traditional colors like the reds and greens typical of the holidays. I look forward to participating! There are unbelievably talented ladies over at Bitten by the Bug.

Aaww the joy of hanging stockings filled with goodies!!! Hhhmmm...this card has that theme exactly. I had lots of fun with this one! I used Joys of the Season and my George...again! lol

Ok so I love how the glistening little tree came out full of white snow! I bought this snow like stuff that comes in a little container and you're supposed to leave it on for a few hours to dry and WHOOAAaa...snow!! I'm blanking out on the name but if you e-mail me I'll be sure to look it up for you.

Well that's it for now. As always my great appreciation to all those that visit me! HUGS!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yay the elections are over

I was really glad to cast my vote this election. It was a special and emotional event for my husband and I. I can focus on my crafts again rather than being glued to the tv for news! :) I've been very busy working on an order for a customer and I'll be sharing some of the cards I've created recently. I've been having a lot of fun with my new cartridges and I can't wait to start my Christmas production of cards for the kids. Michelle over at Mish Mash blogged about a wonderful cause to send cards to children with life threatening illnesses. If you are interested to join visit her blog or the Make a Child Smile Organization. Its a great idea and I can't wait to be part of it.

So for todays card I couldn't stop thinking about how I was going to use this super cute paper from Sassafras. I'm just in LOVE with their designs and paper. So mod and cutesy! I wanted the cute little owl on this card to stand out all by itself so I just added the sentiment WISH with my George cartridge. I used the Wedding cartridge again for the cake. Can you tell I just can't get enough of it??? lol Well I'm happy with how it came out. I'll have another one for you tomorrow.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone is having a fun Halloween! I can't believe how fast this month just flew by. What's everyone up to...are you throwing a fabulous party? trick or treatin' with the kiddies? or just passing out candy?? HHhhhmm if you're still searching for inspiration check out these table get ups for tonight. If you get a chance check out for some really cool ideas in party decor! Just beautiful parties.

So yesterday I was having a really bad "traffic day" yes I know it sounds pathetic but I get those every now and then. I was so irritated sitting in the car for 2 hours going home because usually it only takes me an hour to an hour and half. But the point is that when I got home Jorge had the sweetest surprise for me. I had been talking about how we weren't able to decorate for Halloween or really celebrate since our house is still undergoing a makeover. Well...I got home to the most beautiful arrangement Jorge had to put together for me. He put up Halloween lights around our bare window and gave me the cutest pair of earrings with a matching orange rose in a little box he decorated himself with stickers! It totally made my day and there's more....he also got a cake decorated with a haunted house and he wrote "to our future home...when finished" so by next year we should be able to decorate as much as we want!! I love my man!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BBTB Contest

So I'm super thrilled to show you my little Santa's Village ornament. I created the base of my village with the Circle cut from the George Cartridge. I wanted it cute and simple with 2 little houses on the block, so I reached for my Joys of the Season cartridge to create the little houses and I added extra snow top trees on the sides of each house. For the large snowy mountains I used the Zooballoo cartridge and added more stickles for the sparkly effect. A village can't be complete with a little choo choo train so I used the New Arrival train cut. I used the same cut for the tree in the middle of the ornament. A Santa's Village has to have a Santa! So I whipped up a mini Santa in sleigh with Rudolph and I placed them on the mountain top. I added a ribbon in the middle of the circle so I can hang my little ornament on my tree this year! Hope you enjoy it!

This is the front view suspended from the ribbon. You can see some of the pop dots I used to keep the little train and houses up.

I was having a hard time getting a good picture of it from the top. The shadow from my hand is still showing. But you still get the jist of it.

A little close up of the sweet little house with a view of Santa on the mountain top. I had so much fun making this little project. Thanks Regina for the opportunity to share and what talent over at the Bitten By the Bug!! My Goodness!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My mom's birthday card

Let me show you the card I made for my mom!! I wanted it to reflect her elegant and classy ways and also include what she likes the most...birthday cake!! I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I used the zooballoo cartridge for the Happy Birthday and the Wedding cartridge for the cake because it's my favorite!! My husband put his 2 cents on this one too! He wanted me to have "MOM" somewhere on the cake so I used my George cartridge for that and I used the sign feature. For the cake stand again Jorge thought I should give it a shiny look! So...for that ceramic china look on the cake stand I used my crystal clear mod and I let it dry for a few minutes. It turned out really awesome! I wanted it to have some bling because she loves bling! I added a heart rhinestone buckle and a satin brown ribbon. I also went with the Amy Butler paper as my background because I really love that green and match it with brown. My mom's favorite is Mint Chocolate cake so it matches beautifully! I also used my MS doily because I'm simply addicted to it! :)

She Loooveed her card and was so happy with it she is framing it ! aaahh!!

A Mimosa Moment

I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend!! I know its Tuesday but its never too late in the week to talk about the weekend. I finally took the day off from work on Sunday to spend it with my mom! My husband and I took her to her favorite brunch spot in Pasadena with my dad. The place is beautiful and the food is very delicious! If you are in town you must go to Twin Palms!! The service is great and they also have a live jazz band during brunch and I believe other nights too. We had rounds of mimosas and a superb brunch. My mom looked BEAUTIFUL!! She is an amazing woman and a great influence to my life. I love her so much and I'm so blessed to have her. I will cherrish her as long as God permits me to have her near me.

Here are some pictures of our "Mimosa Moment" :)

This is my sweetie Jorge and I snuggling at the table and giggling as usual!!
This is his Mimosa Moment

Yours truly!! Hey I think I can use this one for my blog pic! I don't have one yet hhmmm...

This is my dad joining in the celebration.

And save the best for gorgeous mom! :)

Thanks for visiting me and allowing me to share my precious family with you! HUGS!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Ok so talk about benefits at work!!!! OMG I'm too excited to even type!!!! For those of you that don't know I work at the UCLA Biomedical Library during the week and we have an outreach fund for staff to help us enrich our hobbies and carreers. Well I was awarded 8 that's right EIGHT Cricut cartridges for me just for me!!! OMG I don't believe it!!! I'm so static right now!! Ok I can't wait to open every single one of them and start creating wonders!!! I LOVE MY CRICUT!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

How was your weekend?

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I had a great time and an awesome dinner with my friends Vik and Yolanda on Friday night! Thanks ladies for such a sweet night. I'm going to miss you lots Vik but moving to San Francisco should not keep us from staying in touch! LOVE You lots!!

So World Card Making Day just flew by me and I was only able to make a few cards but the inspiration was there. As some of you know I've been sick as a dog (yeah still) so I'll be spending some time at my parents to recover from the demolition mess at my place. Jeezz I can't wait till our living room is done and I can finally decorate it. I'm looking for drapes right now and I'm loving the West Elm linen drapes!! Any suggestions out there?? I want something chic and warm for our cozy place. HHmmm lots of shopping to do! Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn in Los Angeles

So have you heard we are in Fall season now....yeah all of us here in LA have no clue of that! Yesterday it was 98 degrees!!! I got home and jumped in the pool till about 9pm! I mean I love our weather but every now and then I wish at least for one year I could live in a city where the leaves on those gorgeous oaks change to burnt orange and the wind blows down a cozy mountain. I was inspired by the thought and made a few fall cards and a few Christmas ones too. I'm so excited about this season...can't wait to start making more and more Christmas projects and sending off those cards!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's official!!

My sweetie and I are going on our 1st cruise!! yay!!! I got the phone call that we are all set for our 1st Annyal Playboy Jazz Festival Cruise in January!! I'm so excited and I can't wait. You know what that means??? I have to start shopping!! :) I'm sure to find some fun cruise oufits and shoes! Well if you haven't yet heard about this cruise...let me tell you. First of all, among the many things Playboy is know's also know for the love of Jazz. If you know my husband and I...we absolutely love Jazz! Our very first official date was the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 16th. (we got married on that same date last year :P) here are some of the cruise details:

Amazing Line up:

Marcus Miller (host too)
Herbie Hancock
Dianne Reeves
Keb' Mo'
Poncho Sanchez
James Moody
Roy Hargrove
James Carter
Eldar Roberta
New Birth Brass Band
DJ Logic
Sounds cool hua? but if that's not all...check out the ports!!

Half Moon Cay

St. Barths


San Juan Puerto Rico

If you want to join us you can still purchase tickets at:

We are really looking forward to this cruise and Fort Lauderdale! If any of you know some good places to stay or eat at Fort Lauderdale let us know! I'm clueless when it comes to cruises...any suggestions or tips??

Thanks for visiting today