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

Thursday, September 25, 2008

1 more day

Sigh! It's been a crazy hectic week. I have been fighting a terrible cold that sent me to the hospital on Wednesday morning! I had to go to the ER after having trouble breathing because of a cough induced by all the dust flying around the house. With all the upgrades we are doing the condo, my allergies just couldn't take it. I had 2 albuterol treatments and I feel a lot better today! Still coughing but not having trouble breathing...thank God!

Well I had promised pictures before of some cards I had created with my new awesome paper from Modern Crafts called Moda Bella. So here it is...enjoy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

BBTB Contest Entry # 2

For my second entry for the BBTB contest is this funny elegant card with a matching little favor Starbucks coffee jar that I altered to match the card. I've seen the beauties that the designers have created over at BBTB with these coffee bottles that I couldn't wait to make one of my own. I hope Regina loves my entrys but I'm sure it'll be super tough...they are some amazing entries so far!! Good luck everyone.

BBTB Contest Entry # 1

I've never entered a contest before so I'm so excited about having the opportunity. Thanks to Regina over at Bitten By The Bug for creating this contest! I worked hard on this little project and hope you like it. I used every single cartridge I own!!! George, Stretch your imagination, lots and los of Joys of the Season, zooballoo, animal kingdom, fabulous finds and going places, and the wedding cartridge!! wwwhee! I never used my little cricut as much as I have for this and the theme I chose is Christmas because I love the Christmas season. It's just lovely. I found the chipboard letters "BELIEVE" and to me it's all about believing in oneself and in the power of what you can create. So here are the pictures of my first entry.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yay a new week!

Hello everyone! hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for all the sweet e-mails I received over the weekend regarding my blog. I hope those who have been with me thru my ups and downs will take this roller coaster with me as well. Thanks for all the support.

I had a busy weekend as usual. For those that don't know what I do every it goes:

I work an average of 38-42 hours! I work as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician hence my blog name :P ) with my husband. It's a lot of fun working together because we get so many people from psycho patients, to doctors and nurses that love the fact that we are married. Our stitched name tag on our shirts give it away! Jorge carries a picture of our wedding with him in his wallet and all those that can't conceive the idea of working with their significant other get a treat when he shows them the picture. We've been working together for over 7 years and we couldn't look forward to it any less than that first Saturday.

So...Mondays are particularly weird for me. I wake up late...I stumble out of bed to hop into my car and drive 37 miles to go to UCLA for my second job. I usually can't function till I have my coffee or green tea in my system. So bare with me if on Mondays...I don't make sense! lol

Well I will be having dinner with one of my best friends tonight. I'm taking her out for her b-day. We are going to have Knotts chicken for dinner and hang out at Downtown Disney. If you are ever near the Knotts Berry Farm cannot leave until you've had their famous chicken from the Knotts restaurant on the corner!! MMMM MMMM YUM!!! So looking forward to tonight.
I'll be posting some pictures soon of a few cards that I was able to work on. So stay tuned for that!

Have a lovely week everyone! Enjoy it...Autumn is just around the corner

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yikes! Popcorn!!

I was sooo nervous about removing our popcorn ceiling from our living room!! Now I'm delighted!!! I can't tell you enough how completely ugly that thing was. Of course we totally started backwards because we really should have held off on painting the walls last month before we decided to remove the popcorn. Oh well...we just had to be extra careful and the plastic covering all around really helped!! Jorge and I got our complete outfits with masks, gloves, and gowns and got the job done! I couldn't be happier seeing it all drop to the ground! This is a super messy job but super worth it. If you are interested in this DIY project here are some tips:

1) Check for asbestos...just fork out the $50 and send it to your local Asbestos Testing Lab. The LA and OC lab is

2) Don't over soak your popcorn or else you're going to wet the underlining paper and that's not good because then you'll have to do a lot of patch work.

3) Have fun! After all who doesn't have fun with a water sprayer?!! :P

Well hope you enjoy the pics....

BTW...I didn't get a chance to do ANY cards last night because of all the madness but I think tonight I'm just going to sit and relax and get some cards done under my smooth ceiling :)

Here we are preping the room. We taped heavy duty nylon covers all over our nicely painted walls. We used the soft kind of blue tape so when we remove it won't chip off the paint.

On the floors we bought this cool canvas covering used for painting that covered a huge part of the carpet. It is recommended that you use paper so you can roll it up and discard it but this worked well too.

Here is half way of the job done!! It was real easy to scrap it off hardly any effort.

I will post some more pics after we sand and prime it :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One quick post before I go home!

Over at I saw the most beautiful scrapbooking paper from American Crafts. Its one of their new lines called "Moda Bella" and WOW! that's all I can say!! I went and bought a few of these and I will be posting some pictures soon of what I have created with them. I'm just in love with it.
Check it out here:

ok gotta run!

Tuesday my favorite!

I yearn for Tuesdays because Holly over at decor8 has always the coolest things! If you haven't already checked out her "Etsy Take Five Tuesday" must! She is got the eye for the most wonderful finds and I always favorite at least one or two or three of her favs! Go here to enlighten your senses.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pictures as promised

Ok I'm back!!

I started my blog and all of a sudden I disappeared! Just been so busy with 2 full time jobs and remodeling our condo. Now I finally have a chance to post some recent work. I'm so excited that the holidays are just around the corner and I've been so inspired lately!! Maybe its just the whole end of summer thing and I'm hoping to have some things in my life slow down a bit. My husband Jorge has become so amazing in doing all these changes to our place its unbelievable! He is my sweet bob-the-builder :P So far our living room is getting a drastic makeover! I will be posting some before and after pictures soon :) But trust me....we have a lot to do still...sigh.

Ok so i wanted to give you a peek at what's new on my Etsy shop. I've been doing some Halloween goodie bags and lots of cards! check them out.