July 19, 2008

I've Been ... Awarded!

Yes!!! I can't believe, it! Being awarded is such a high honor for me. I received this award from my friend and fellow blogger MaryJo over at TechnoStampers . Have you seen her work? You must check it out. MJ is a wonderful and very talented person and her Blog is great! This is such an honor. Thanks MJ!

Now the rules for this award are as follows: 1) The winner must post the logo on her blog. 2) Link to the person you received your award from. 3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4) Put links of those blogs on yours. 5) Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated. Okay, this is the hard part for me because there are so many wonderful bloggers out there. So here goes ... The recipients of this award goes to ...

Connie at Inkspired Treasures
Leigh at Sunflower Studio
Marilyn's Creative Inspiration
Stefanie at Nutmeg Stamping
Tai's Trinkets
The Stampin Librarian
Toni's Adventures in Stamping and Scrapbooking

Congratulations Girls!

July 14, 2008


Here is a question for you, my fellow bloggers. What do you do with all the single cards you make and post to your Blogs and the cards/cardfronts you receive from other swappers? I have been asking myself this question for some time now, and still no real answer. I feel I can only mail out so many cards before I go broke from purchasing postage stamps. I donate cards every chance I get and I am still overwhelmed with cards. Please share your solutions with me. I am a desperate woman. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge

This past Saturday, my BFF Rose and I ran into Joy, Jamie, and Taylor this Saturday at the Rubberstamp Convention in Carson, CA. For those of you who do not know them, they are the gals who put together the annual SplitCoast Stampers gathering here in the So. California area (you can find them on Splitcoaststampers.com). They do a wonderful job in organizing this event. Anyway, while chatting with them, Taylor's weekly cupcake challenge came up. These challenges are issued on Friday's and are due the following Monday morning at 8am PDT. Since it was only Saturday, I figured I had time to do it. Well Sunday night at 8:50pm I realize I better get a start on this challenge if I want to be included int he drawing. Unfortunately, I did not get the card posted in time, but I did participate, and I love the outcome. Here is the layout and my card.

What do you think? Interesting color combo and after putting them together, the colors complement each other quite nicely. There was a color challenge on one of my online groups which I did not sign up for, and now I wished I did. The colors are: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Rose Red, More Mustard, and White. The image was left over from a previous Mystery Challenge. Thanks for looking.

July 11, 2008

Happy Mail Day

I would have had a card to show you, but I mailed it off to my swap partner and neglected to take a picture of it. Don't you hate it when that happens? Dumb me, didn't make 2 cards. I was always taught that it was just as easy to make two of the same cards instead of one!!!

On another note, yesterday, was a very happy mail day for me! First off, I received my Stampin' Up order that I placed on July 1st. Seems like it only took ... FOREVER! Since the stamps are diecut, they took no time to assemble at all. Now I just need to get started on my swap cards for Convention. It's only two and a half weeks away you know!

Last, I received the Blog candy that I won from stampinlibrarygirl's blog. The prize consisted of a hand stamped card and several stamped images from Scrapmagasinet new Rackle collection. Thanks Nicole. I will definately be playing with these images when I get some time.

I felt like a BIG kid in a candy store :)

Well I just wanted to share my happy mail day with you. Hope you are having a good day and have great plans for the weekend.


July 6, 2008

Happy Sunday

Hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. I sure did. My daughter, mother, and I spent the day on Saturday at my BFF Rose's block party. The hubby was sick so he stayed home and missed out on a great time. We had good food, a great sangria (made by Rose), a live band, dancing, and lots of laughter. Oh! I almost forgot, tequilla shots!!! Need I say more?? I never drank so much in my entire life until this weekend. Here are a few pics from Friday.

BFFs from left to right, Tai, Rose, & me

my mom getting her groove on!

My daughter Brianna and Rose's son Devon


July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Enjoy the day and be safe!

July 2, 2008

Introducing Daron Jr. (DJ)

Here is the latest addition to our family. My nephew was born today weighing 7lbs, 12 oz. He has the cutest little cheeks and is just a beautiful baby. Seeing DJ makes me want to try for another child.

I feel so blessed to have had two nephews and a neice born in 2007, all within six months of each other. Fortunately my husband and I, were chosen to be Godparents to all three of them. Jaden, Amaya, and Nolan are the other childen that my husband and I did not have. TFL,