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!