Tuesday, March 27, 2007


UPDATE: Almost all of my stamps have been sold with the exception of the brand new unmounted and retired Stampin'Up set titled "Terrific Tulips". It has been on hold for someone who has not gotten back to me for days so I am putting it out there again for anyone who wants it. Cost:$ 25 (plus s/h).


OK...since I have so much to catch up on my scrapbooking, I have decided to do one main album a year with all the Highlights/Special Moments of the Year. I have to admit that I am having some major challenges though with getting pictures for this year since we had been taking turns in getting sick for more than 2 months and actually spending most of our weekends looking for a place to buy. Anyhoo...there have been a few special moments around our house, like my kids having some loving moments and hugging. Also, they are trying to create some new funny faces...Matteo is really good at it but Elisa is just too cute to be funny. The Layout with the funny faces has some hidden journaling on the embellished cardstock at both ends of the pictures.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Our life has been one huge roller coaster since we've moved to Sunnyvale and we have all been so busy that I am looking forward to slowing down...hopefully by the summer???!!!

We have finally purchased our first condo here in Cali and we are quite pleased with our choice. Oh, don't think this will be our last and final move...I'm sure a lot of our long-time friends have labeled us the "gypsies" since we move around so much and we have already decided that we will move out again in 4 years (or 3). I can't wait to enjoy that beautiful pool in our complex this summer and actually get some color.

We are now in the process of other projects here and one of our priorities is figuring out how to make our condo nice...we are actually getting rid of our "college" furniture...you'd think that by age 36 we would have gotten rid of it...but no, not us we use everything to their fullest capacity...I guess that is an excuse that is making me feel a bit better about it. So, yes we are getting some "adult" furniture and giving new paint colors to our rooms.

Anyhoo, I have been in the mood to make a project with this little bird from one of my papers from Sassafras Lass. Thinking of Easter...made this little tag and I was brave enough to use some of my hand made papers I had in my stash. I was going to either give this tag away as a gift or sell it but I am too much in love with it so I think I am keeping it and possibly put it in one of my scrapbook layouts.

In the meantime, I have also been playing with my mother-in-law's sewing machine. Yes, I am going to venture into sewing and making some other crafty things. I also want to sew in my scrapbook pages!!!

Hope your weekend was a pleasant one!


I am still not tired of those spring papers that just came out....yes, I know...it has not even been a month since those have been out but I normally get tired pretty easily and since I still like them, I am happy that I bought them right away. I wanted to alter the new journal in the new Spring Mini catalog...I think it turned out ok!

Friday, March 9, 2007



I had been wanting to do this project for a long time and I finally finished it a couple of days ago...these are going in my scrap room since my hubby decided they were a little too feminine to put them on the wall in his office....his loss, my gain!!!
I got these amazing papers by Rouge de Garance in Canada...they are French and I could not find a distributor here in the US. I also decided to use some retired Stampin'Up stamps that I still love very much. Oh, and I had to use my Autumn Leaves stamp set "Doodle Blooms"...it's a gorgeous set!!!

Watercolor Crayon Paisley

This is another project we made at my team meeting last week...wanted to show the girls how to watercolor with the wonder crayons...so much fun!!!

This is one of the projects we did at my team meeting last week...seems like the girls had a good time. Love that carrot box!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Some Good News & Some Bad News

My husband said that he is a strong believer now about "BALANCE" in life. He said that there definately has to be some good and bad otherwise we would not progress. I guess that proved to be true this weekend.

The good news: My best friend Mariana is coming to live in California. It is such good news because I miss her so much and now I will be able to see her much more often.

The bad news: Got a call late Sunday night from Italy. My grandma passed away very suddenly. She had been sick for a while and we all knew that her tumor was getting worse but we did not expect her to go downhill so fast and I did not get a chance to see her one last time which is what I intended to do. I have been down for the past couple of days. My entire family has had their chance to mourn but I need to "perform" here at home taking care of my two little ones and to top it all off all these extra things are coming up that need attention and I am going "BONKERS"!!!...oh, and my hubby all of the sudden is loaded at work and coming home late...will I ever get my chance to mourn???!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

I found this new artist through one of my inspiring scrapbook artists "Elsie Flannigan" about a month ago. How excited was I when I found a new musician that does not sound like all the other artists on the radio nowadays. He also reminds me a bit of my dad because my dad has been a musician for as long as I can remember and he has this studio in his house with all the equipment (synthesizer, mixers, guitars)...he often recludes there, puts his headphones on and starts creating his own music...yeah, I know...I have a cool dad!