Friday, February 7, 2014


Wow, I feel like I have been on a vacation. But look! I can blog. Sort of. I am still jumping through hoops a bit. Not fun. Anyway, here is a card I made for my friend Jen's birthday. 
I and loving all the new DSP Stampin Up is giving us. I especially love the bright colors paired with black. Very pretty to me. Well done SU.
Well I am not going to promise to be back tomorrow but I will try my best, stay with me. I sure do miss my blog:(

Thursday, January 9, 2014


What is happening?!? Did I fall off the map? No. But blogger may be attempting to push me off the map. Is anyone out there having Blogger issues that can help me? I am getting an alert telling me there is an issue with my compatibility and to expect more issues. And yep! They aren't kidding. Now I cant blog at all from home. So now I have to blog from any separate computer I can find: Work, Mom and Dad's house, you name it! and that is not fun. So stay with me, I hope this is not the end of my blog, but in the mean time, hop on over to instagram. Because me and Instagram are still friends;)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

The new year is off to a great start!  Check out the New 2014 Occasions Catalog, and don't miss out on the amazing deals going on right now at Stampin' Up!  
To view in PDF click HERE! Sale period Today - June 1, 2014.
See what's on Sale HERE! Available while supplies lasts.

View exclusive Valentine’s Day products HERE! Ends January 27th, 2014.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Toothless Grad-MDS

I know I haven't been dazzling you much with cards latley. But we will blame that on the year ending. I have been a little behind on my MDS-ing and I wanted to get my 2013 book printed so I could get crackin' on 2014. Stay on track. That's what I gotta do.

So I do have cards to share with you, fun pre-order card samples. But keep in mind Stamp Camp is coming, so I am saving a bunch of them for that event. You gotta come!

This MDS page was from way back: Ava's kindergarten graduation. My favorite thing about these pictures is that toothless little grin. Man! I loved that look and she only had it for about a day, and then those giant big girl teeth were there. But gosh what a cute look! Loved that goofy smile!...... oh and super proud of your graduation too;)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Camp is Coming!

Camp is coming!
Be sure to save the date and get that registration form in quick. Space is limited.
If you still need a registration form, email me and I will send it out to you.
Hope to stamp with you soon!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Polar Express-MDS

One night we rode the Polar Express, bound for the North Pole.....
Saturday night, we boarded the Polar Express, dressed in our jammies, to enjoy a little Christmas magic. We experienced the Hot Chocolate and cookies, dancing waiters, a magic compass, even a ghost! and yes, of course Santa himself. What a fun memory.

Thank you stopping by!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Teacher Gifts

Today, I wanted to share with you my teacher Christmas gifts we handed out. I am actually quite proud of how they came out. I had the idea in my head but I was so terrified of messing them up, that I was down to the wire on getting them done.
These are actually our school shirts from this year. When I ordered the girls shirts at the beginning of the year I grabbed a couple extras in large sizes with this Christmas gift in mind. So, they have been sitting next to my sewing machine for the past few months, and I waited until two days before I had to hand them over, to do anything with them. But alas, they were super simple. Not sure what I was stressing about.
I just simply picked up a couple of cheap canvas bags at Joann's (I like these because they make the bag quite a bit sturdier than just the t-shirt alone. Which is a good thing because the teachers are carrying books and heavy things.) Then I ripped the bags open along the seams and inserted the cut up t-shirts onto the front and sewed them back together. Easy-peasy. Just don't look closely at how straight I sew. It's not pretty
But that's not all. I coupled those up with a personalized stamp too. One for each fabulous teacher.

They read, "From the desk of Mrs._____." The girls were super excited to give these to the teachers. And that made me happy. We have a two-story school and Sammie noted that "they can use these while going up and down the stairs so they will be safe." I like that.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Perfect Tree-MDS

Our first Christmas Tree. Brandon was so happy. Well, our first real tree, that is. I have been totally against the real tree thing for a long, long time. I have a super fear of tree fires, and it always makes me sad to drive past Christmas tree lots after Christmas and see all those trees that didn't get picked. So sad. But my hubs thinks I am crazy, and am missing out on a family tradition. The smell of the Christmas tree. The hunt of finding it. The family time. Okay, okay, okay! Don't throw family traditions and a chance to make a memory at me!!! Grrr. He won.

But in all fairness, even though I don't love the awkward tree we picked out, that is a total mess, and needs to be watered, and doesn't hold my ornaments.......I did love the tree hunt. We drove to Apple hill...again. Our favorite place. And found an adorable family farm. They were so sweet to us, and they had a ton of family pets that followed up around while we picked out our tree, dogs (a Husky!! Your know we love Huskies), a cat (that just wanted to chew on Sammie, weird!) and a ton of chickens (that Ava was more interested in trying to bring home than the tree.)

But family memories, that is what we got. And the stupid tree was worth it. It was. Hubs was right. darn it!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oh What Fun!

Look Christmas cards! I can't believe these actually got done. I am going to pat myself on the back for this one. I was trying to piece these together in the wee hours of the night or between school pickups, any second I got. So they took me way longer than they should have but they are done.
And out the door. Whew! Christmas is just coming at me like a bullet train this year. Anyone else feel like that!?! For the sake of my kids, that's a good thing. I can't take the,"how many more days?" every second. But for me, I'm not ready. Hope you are doing better than I am. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Boutique

Holiday Boutique

This weekend was a busy one. Part of my Saturday was spent at the Manlio Silva Holiday Boutique. The table looked great, thanks to Alyssa and Jenn and their adorable creations. And I do have to say a big thank you to Nicole who helped me a ton that day as well. It was a lot to set up and Nicole manned the make and take too. Thank you to my team. Now check out the video to see all the creation....

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Boutique

Come see me today, at the
Manlio Silva Elementary School Holiday Boutique
from 11AM-3PM
6250 Scott Creek Drive
Stockton, CA
Free pictures with Santa, a Choir performance and lots of holiday goodies
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me-MDS

Hey, look it's me! You don't get to see me very often. Most of my MDS pages are of my family and you would think I wasn't even there, being as how I am the one taking the pictures. But look! Pictures of me;) and a page just for me too.
This one is thanks to my new soon-to-be sister in-law. She is the sweetest and threw me a little surprise birthday, in disguise of a Halloween party for our kids. She make me the most delicious cake too.

I am so thankful for her. This was such a treat, a treat worth MDS-ing. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz and Weekly Deals!!

Clearance Rack Blitz Starts today!!
Select products up to 80% off
while supplies last...
Print the flyer here
or start shopping now
and don't forget about this week's weekly deals!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Noel-Paper Pumpkin

Hello, again! Missed you. I know, last week was not the best week for blogging for me. Work has been crazy and I have had little stampin time. Thank goodness for Paper Pumpkin;) I was able to steal me a few seconds of crafting. And the December kit that arrived was, to date, my most favorite kit. Adorbs!
The pre-stitched stars banner was a hit with me. It made me giddy. And the best part, the kit came with a ton of stars. What to do with them next!?! I don't know. But something.

Luckily, today I also have a chance to steal a bit of stampin time. The ladies are coming over for a class today and I am excited!! I need a little stampin oasis to slow me down a bit.

Also, save the date, next weekend it the Manlio Silva Holiday Boutique!!

  Manlio Silva PTA will be holding our 5th annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Decem-ber 14th from 11am-3pm in the school cafeteria.
     Welcome the holidays, and shop with your friends and family from our wonderful selection of fine gifts. The boutique will offer something for all: beauty and bows, jewelry and beaded accessories, candles, gift baskets, party favors and more! Holiday shoppers will be entertained with merry music provided by our talented music teacher Mrs. Evans along with Manlio Silva’s student choir. Be sure to stop by the Baked Goods table to find a sweet treat to en-joy as you stroll through the boutique.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One Layer Birthday

Oh, my most favorite stamp set of all. Seriously. How I love Downtown Grunge. Would I have purchased it on my own? Probably not. Would I have noticed it in the catalog? Probably not. I would have flipped right passed it and kept on going. But Stampin Up forced this one to forefront with me. Now, it is a hopeless addiction. Not a single card can escape the clutches of the grunge.....
This is a super quick birthday card I sent off to one of my friends and downlines for her birthday. Hope you had a great Birthday, Emi.

Off and runnin'.........

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday! My favorite day. So much easier than Black Friday shopping. Just sit and click away, be happy, drink coffee and save....
But don't forget about yourself. Stampin Up is offering Cyber Monday deals too. Be sure to pass these along to those who may have you on their Christmas buying list, or just treat yourself, you deserve it!!!


Saturday, November 30, 2013


This simple creation was for a sympathy card I needed. I went with soft colors and a clean layout. I have to say, the stamp set used here is a must. I know it is not the most fun set to purchase. But its one of the essentials to have on hand, Blessings From Heaven
I love these Very Vintage Buttons too. I also added a little Glimmer Paper behind the sentiment, however, it is hard to capture to sparkle in the photo.

Now go continue shopping today. But be sure to support the small business!! The small business raised me, they fed my family, they are important. Show them support so they don't all leave California!

Happy Small Business Saturday!

Friday, November 29, 2013

MDS Party Invite

Yay! Christmas is on its way.... Bring it on. I am so ready for Christmas this year. We took a special trip to Apple Hill the other day to chop down our tree. So this morning, I can say, the tree is up, our stockings are hung, and yep! Our elf (Ravioli) showed up this morning too!!
So, how about a little festive posting this morning, huh?? I have to say, I am pretty proud of this one. My girlfriend asked for my help with a little festive birthday invite. She sent me an idea and I tried to recreate it to the best of my MDS-ability. She asked for a gingerbread man or a snowman too. So when I googled Snowman images, guest who popped up!?! Olaf!!
**by the way, we spend our thanksgiving morning watching the new Frozen movie with our girls. So, so cute! Love the music. LOVE Olaf and Sven!! cutest characters ever!!

Anyhoo, this is the generic version of the invite I made for my friend, minus the personal info. What do you think??
Happy Count Down to Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to You!

Yep, another late birthday card. Big surprise, huh? But I will let you know, I did go get my stamps. Proud of me? So, my cards actually went out the door, yesterday. What a huge relief for me. All cards were accompanied with apologies inside. Esh! Am I the worth card giver, or what!?!
I am. shame.
Anyway, simple birthday wishes to my friend and downline, Andrea. Sorry this one is late, but its on its way to you.... surprise!
Happy Hump Day!

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