While Clouds was here I told her that I wish I can make cards like Melissa Phillips. She just has a way with layering paper and embellishments on a small area. I also have been liking how she does her double ribbons although I haven’t been able to do it as nice as hers. Coincidently I have some ribbons close to ones she used — but not as pretty. Oh well… For this card I used some digital paper by ScrapKitchen at Sweet Shoppe: Autobiography. I think it’s got more of a masculine to it but I like how the

Dear Diary…

I FINALLY use my Bind-it-All. I got it over a year ago. M’s been wanting a diary — those fancy big girl ones — but they’re just too expensive for somebody who can’t write well yet. As you can see this book’s pretty simple. I used Kristin Cronin-Barrow, All About Him, paper for the base, Cosmo Cricket alpha (the apostrophe is American Craft), the birdie is Dear Lizzie, the flower is Prima and the crochet flower is one I made. This book is 3.5″ x 5″ and the BIA wires are the 3/4″ ones. I glued two pattern paper onto

My Cutie-Pie

I went to WalMart today and goodness, everybody who saw Jovie had to stop, smile, and tell us how adorable she was. The little shrimp knew that she was the center of attention too because she gave everybody a little smile. It was so cute and of course I was oh so proud of her. M was with me and I told her that she’s cute too and that when she was a baby people did the same thing when we were out and about — except M got money. Yes, people would give me a buck or two cause

Would You Still Love Me If…

You were my husband and I did the below for you? I mentioned before that now and then I’d do something crazy just to get on my hubby’s nerves and often times he’d wonder: “What the hell was I thinking asking this girl to marry me?” When we met he was drunk and during those (special) moments he’d tell me that he’s been drunk ever since because he’s still crazy enough to be with me. Here’s a sample of me torturing the husband. I thought that without an audio sample the post wouldn’t be perfect… although I might regret this

What a Week + End

Just a lot going on this week and this weekend!! I am hoping though that from now on things will kind of settle a bit… with some activities here and there related to our move. There have been a couple of happy emails too last week (no I’m not getting published this year… I haven’t even submitted) and one I’m looking forward to hear more (job related in the UK – currently just a lead but I’m hoping it’ll be a good one). Yesterday the family went out and on our way home we stumbled upon a new Scrapbook store

My First Homemade Bread

First a card: I used PTI stamps and the pattern paper is a little bit of leftover from one of my digital papers from Shabby Pickle Designs. The colors came from Dawn McVey. I could have made all sorts of cards/scrapbook pages all day today but I wasn’t motivated. Instead I just lounged around with the girls. As for the bread… Check this baby out: I am doing really good with my 2010 goal to make more food from scratch. The above wheat bread is really delicious. I got this one from AllRecipes and the 500+ people who gave this