Friday, June 20, 2008

A Post at Last!

I thought this card may be appropriate for a little Friday Happy Hour ;) The "Lime Stand" was made from the Amuse Lemonade stand. I removed the pitcher of lemonade and doodled the lime. I also doodled the margarita class. The sunny punch is from Martha's collection. Don't you just feel like being at the beach somewhere around sunset sippin on a nice refreshing margarita? waves lappin at the shore, sun kissin the horizon...
Life has been a little hectic lately so my blog has been regretably postless for awhile. However, I have been stampin and craftin like a crazy lady -so I have lots and lots to share!!!

I'll have to continue this tomorrow, it's almost 1am and I should head for bead. I am really turning into a vampire (minus the blood sucking) because my nights have not been filled with restful zzzzzzz's lately and my days have left me pale.

BUT aside from this, Life has been really good, a tree full of limes turned into key lime pie!!!! YUM!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mother's Day at Last!

The above card was made for my mom-n-law. The flower stamp is from SU's True Friend set (love that set!) and the saying is also SU. I just got the pearl stickies and Amuse star stickies from the new Paper Tales store -love these embellishments!!! This card is for my abuelita-n-law. I used letter stickers from K&Co backed with lavander flowers from the SU 3-flower punch -I used these same flowers for the four corners with a pearl for the flower-button. I used white ric rac ribbon on top of eggplant ribbon.
There is still more to come! I have to get my Mom's cards back (one from me, one from her grandkitty Mia) to take pictures of them ;)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

This is a quick little post to say Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers!!! I will post soon.

My computer blew up last week while my hubby was away in NY, I lost EVERYTHING!!!-like a semester's worth of gen bio lectures...hmmm a back up would have been nice. I will be taking it to a tech and hope and pray he can fix my SYSTEM23 ERROR!!!!!

I had some great picts of a bunny named Winston (a baby cotten-tail Mia caught to play with -we rescued him and set him free a couple days later), oh how I wanted to keep that cutie, but he is wild -and we already have a bit of a food chain issue with the cat and the dogs, really don't need someone lower on the food chain!!! and of a great journal I made for my bro-in-law who was mugged and attacked with a bat in D.C. (more on that when I get the journal picts).

I will post my Mother's Day creations soon -they turned out really well...Mother's Day was really nice. My Mom and I went out for yogurt and then worked on the most adorable baby quilt, then we had a BBQ at my hubby's parents' house.

ooops this post got longer than I thought it would! It has just been so long since I've been in blog-o-land, I missed everyone!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Post at Last!!!! ATCs a-plenty!

I am finally feeling well enough to post something. This flu is really nasty -even my toes hurt! Below is my ATC for the Durcan Design swap. These were due a couple weeks ago, but I just got around to posting. I received my swap yesterday, and the other ATCs are just fabulous! Click on the link to see some of the other cards.
I used SU "in colors' for this card -purely pomegranite, groovy guava, and river rock. The corners were punched and embossed with a Fiskars punch. The silhouette was created with coordinated Marvy scalloped and smooth oval punches. The top embellishment was created using copper wiring and matching beads slipped through a copper eyelet. The stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Crafty Secrets.
Below is the wonderful ATC made by Miss Priss. We ended up in separate swaps so we each made each other one along with Allison G (whose ATC is SOOOOOOO adorable!!!!!). Of course I have not yet mailed Miss Prissy's -but I will soon ;) I just love her ATC and felt her pictures just didn't do it justice! I have it hangin in my craft room for inspiration.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

sickie sickie

Sorry I have not posted in a while! I actually have some things I would like to share but I have been really sick. I just wanted to say hey! and I'll hopefully post something soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tag, I'm it (a little while ago...)

I got tagged last week by Miss Priss over in prissyland. So here goes, a little bit more about me!

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1) smoothie maker (started out in frozen fruit!) at Nectar
2) photographer's assistant
3) organic chemist
4) technical writer

Four movies I could watch over and over:
1) Elf (I know, all my friends have been forced to watch it with me numerous times, but it is great with hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies -and it's Will Ferrel as an elf, where can you go wrong???)
2) Little Miss Sunshine
3) Stranger than Fiction
4) Enchanted -yes I am a sappy goofball that loves feel good goofy movies :)

Four places I have lived
1) San Diego, California (my fav)
2) Barrow, Alaska (not my fav!)
3) Berkeley, California
4)La Jolla, California (I know, that's pretty close to SD)

Four TV shows I watch
2) Daily 10/celebrity 'news' (I know, I know -I gotta have a few guilty pleasures!)
3)America's Next Top Model -another guilty pleasure!
4) science channel shows -especially with that physics guy who is in every special (if you are a nerd-or super intelligent ;)- you know who I'm talking about!)

Four people who email me regularly
1) miss priss
2) my pops
3) my hubby
4) ms helen over at craftyprayer

Four favorite foods
1) cashew chicken with plum sauce
2) mango sorbet (I hate the texture of mangoes, but love the flavor, so sorbet is perfect and refreshing)
3) any breakfast food with eggs over medium, I will eat this any time of day
4) spaghetti when my hubby makes it

Four places I would rather be right now
1) snorkeling in Hawaii
2)at the beach (which I could probably head down to today...)
3) taking a nap in the backyard with Mia....
4) I am pretty content since I am in my craft room right now! ;)

That was a long tag! Next person to be tagged: Helen over at Craftyprayer -You are it!

A Post at Last! Owls-a-Plenty!

Another owl card! This scholarly owl not only has the world at her feet, but a horde of owl admirers!

I have been so busy these past couple weeks! I am teaching 5 classes at two colleges -this is keeping me driving all over the city and in a constant state of grading papers and prepping. I have just not been able to get my stamp/blog groove on. Especially since my sis-n-law was just visiting with her gorgeous 3-month old baby girl! I'll post some picts soon!!!

The owl stamps are just johanna and the world stamp is from rubber stampede. The polka-dot paper is from basic grey and the yellow card is from the love notes from SU. To do the crowd of owl fans, I used the post-it note masking technique. It really works great!