Monday, December 24, 2007


Just want to wish you all a wonderful, peaceful, joyful Christmas and new year 2008.

This is my last post for 2007. We will be going on a Christmas trip to Disneyland, leaving on the 26th. This is a surprise trip for our kids. As I may have mentioned before, this has become kind of a tradition. For the last 3 years we have gone to Mexico to spend Christmas with our family, and our trip back, we would stop in
Disneyland for a day or 2. Since we are not going to Mexico this year, this is an extra thing we are doing. My dh has had a very stressful year at work, so to be able to really get away from it and spend some time with family, this is our solution.

This frame is a one of 3 that I made as a present for my aunts.

See you in 2008!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


What I surprise it was, when I found that I had done Julia's Ways to Use it Challenge 145 already. This is a scarf I knit for one of the teachers, and I decided to put it into a coffee can. I did not do any stamping, I just used last year's Winter SU DP to cover the can.
I have a bit of a problem coming up with something to give the teachers. I think they might get all sorts of odds and ends, which just end up cluttering their homes, well intended as they are. So, I came up with the idea of knitting them a scarf, which is something they can use during the winter. Hope they like them.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Gabby has tagged me and now I am supposed to tell you 7 weird or other things about myself. Thanks Gabby! I must say, I'm having a hard time coming up with these. I guess I'm so used to my weirdness that it seems normal to me LOL!

So here they are:
1.- I was born in Mexico to my parents, who were born in Canada. My grandparents were born in Russia. Their forefathers came to Russia from Holland and Germany. Can anyone help me out. What nationality am I?
2.- I speak 4 languages, but find I can express myself using at least 3 of them in one sentence.
3.- I was diagnosed with Cronic Fatigue syndrome. So, you can blame it on that if I don't post everyday. I'd rather be sleeping.
4.- My favorite food is definitely Mexican, and I find it hard to cook it here in Canada. Also love Italian.
5.- I'm addicted to crafts. My problem is that I don't finish things, because there is always something new to start.
6.- Our bathroom looks as if Picasso was at work. My dh and I have been trying to refinish it, and we're always not quite happy with the results, so that's were it is now.
7.- I am also addicted to coffee. Have to have my coffee everyday. This is an addiction I got from my MIL. She had the habit of making a coffee when we came over. We'd sit down and talk. I guess I do this in her memory.

So, I am supposed to tag 7 people. So, as I see so many of you have been tagged, I will leave it up to you, who have not been tagged to take this as a tag from me. Please leave me a comment so that I can come and read your 7 things. Would love to get to know you better too.
Thanks for playing!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


My dd Vanessa is turning 7 tomorrow. I don't know about you, but I find it hard to have birthday girl close to Christmas. I've had trouble in the past years to set a date for a party, because everybody is busy with something. So this year, I asked her if she is okay with having a party in the new year. She wants her friends to be able to come so she is okay with it. We will make her day special though. She gets to choose what she wants for supper. She choose Spagghetti and meatballs! I can do that! She also wanted a Bday cake (obviously), and she wants a cake made by me. She loves my chocolate cake. So of course she will get that. We all love Chocolate cake. She asked if my Aunt Margaret could come. She is kind of like the grandmother figure, as my parents live far away. So of course, that wish will be granted. And, of course she will get some presents. She is also going to help me bake some cookies, which she is taking to school to share with her friends. It will kind of be like having 2 bday's. Lucky girl!

For her card I used yesterday's SCS Card Sketch 154. I did omit one layer. Just didn't work with me.

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This card is for GABBY's challenge. I really liked the sketch, the colors, so I just had to play along.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Hi you all!
I've been enjoying reading your comments. Thank you so much!
I love the Baroque Motifs SU set. Love the flourishes, so I wanted to make something quick and simple.

Details: I used a gold pigment ink, which almost looks like River Rock, to stamp the flourish. The flowers and sentiment are stamped with Bravo Burgandy Craft. I used the shimmery white paper, which unfortunately does not show up on the scan. The photo corner is brushed gold.

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas Season. I have a Birthday card to make for my dd Vanessa. She turnes 7 on Friday. I can't believe it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


So, I have made another Criss-Cross Card. I came across this birth certificate last year already but didn't do anything with it. Now I came upon it again through Christina on SCS. She showed me where I could find the template again.
It took me awhile to come up with an idea of how to use it. I am not completely happy with it yet either. Will keep thinking of making it better. But I am posting it because I am feeling very guilty for not having posted for a whole week without a reasonable excuse either.
The card details are:
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Stamps: Barroque Motifs, PSX Nativiy
Embellishments: Gold embossing, Gold organdy Ribbon

Thanks for coming by.

Sunday, December 2, 2007


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