Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dr. Seuss:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own.And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”

Thursday, November 27, 2008

this is just crazy {if you ask me},,, i just did some MAJOR mark downs in my etsy shop and even added a couple of goodies. again, this will only last until tomorrow {sometime}.
until next time,,,, enjoy every piece of today,,,,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

happy thanksgiving {tomorrow}, i will be putting a few new goodies in my etsy shopppie shop because amongst all of our blessings and reasons to be thankful each and every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and finally,, year, lets face it we are ALWAYS thankful for scrapbooking,,, right? oh, and i will be putting a few of the kits on a special just for tomorrow and until i get around to taking them off special friday...
im starting to do the *list* of my ever so blessed life. for starters, the very, very obvious.
two little people.
and one, *not so little* person.
blessed. i know it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Walt Disney:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy ~ etsy
i loooove etsy, i *just* uploaded two more kits to my little etsy shoppie shop. go check em out!! ahhh,,, the weekend is here. sweet. this weekend there isnt too much going on round these parts. sweet. {again} this weekend i plan on;
*coming up with more amazing products for my etsy shop
*scrapbooking. for myself, not for classes.
*day dreaming.
*taking my children to the movies to see twilight. totally joking, i just felt like i needed to get in on the twilight action, i actually kinda want to take them to see bolt. it looks sooo cute. plus we have a hamster that runs around in a ball, so it just looks too darn perfect.
*picking up sofias flip flops from our neighbors house
*researching reggae music. actually, maybe you can help me. i loooooove reggae music. its probably my favorite. can anyone recommend a reggae artist or group for me?? i need more reggae music in my life and my XM radio *pre set numero uno* {straight to the joint, a reggae station} isnt helping me much. help!?!?! please?!?!?!?
*working on christmas cards. fun!!
*blog stalking,, oops, i mean *surfing*
*writing in my journal. fun!!
i hope everyone has an amazing weekend. sometimes boring or should i say *quiet* weekends are the very best!! p.s. i found out i have a new blog stalker,,, *hi uncle alex*!!! ricardos uncle, whom has a ton a free time on his hands has been keeping tabs on me and my blog. and my myspace. and my facebook. my etsy. and probably my flickr too!!! looks like i need to keep it clean up now~a~days,,,,, hugs to you uncle alex!! xoxox

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bob Marley:
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
i had to stick with a good thing here with bob marley,,,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bob Marley:
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

class, class, class,,,,,, just a quickie reminder of my class tomorrow at ever after, @ 6:30. you can call the store to reserve a kit, or join us in class!!! see you there,,,,, ~peace~

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

so my esty shop received a *few* cards yesterday. feel free to check em out {ahem, and or purchase}!! ever after now has my class sample for *happy days*. its super fun ~ if i do say so myself,,,, call to save a spot or kit (760)433*9313. have you been to their new location?? if you havent, then let this be a good excuse to check them out!!!
alright, short and sweet,,,, im ttiiirrrreeeeeddddddd,,,,,,, ZZZZzzzzz,,,,,.........
take care, be safe.

Monday, November 17, 2008

dear pink, i dont know how to tell you this, but i think im in love with you. true story. do you want to be myspace friends?!? facebook friends!?! best friends?!? alright, alright, so maybe im going a little too far, but i have to admit, the amount of love and support i feel at this store is the very best feeling ever!! thank you pink pineapple for having me at the store and to my new friends lisa, marie and wendy, thank you too. and of course my trusty favorites {hey, its because ive known them the longest} krystie and her mama, sandee. how supportive can you be, really though?? krystie not only allows me to teach at her store, but she takes my classes!! amazing, seriously girly, thank you so much for your continued support. ladies, i cant wait till next class!!! consider this an open invitation to everyone reading this ~ my next card class at pink pineapple tuesday the 8th of december at 6:00. im going to be using the sassafrass christmas paper lines. it is soooo cute!! i cant even wait!! i love teachin' card classes. i always try to introduce a new product {or two, or three} and new techniques {or two or three}. i love the response that i receive from the ladies that take my class. its the best feeling!!! just so you know, these card classes are a hit!!! okay, thats that for now. more fun and tiny goodies coming soon.....
Dr Seuss:
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
i want to write more,,, about a few little updates, but i dont have time {right now} im expecting to have time later {total joke}, but ill fit a post in,,, soon,,,,,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dr. Seuss:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
one of my very favorite quotes of all time. well put dr.

Friday, November 14, 2008

my world is chaos right now. as i type {and i totally have no right to even be near this darn computer, but still, here i am}. i have one million projects in the works right now. more ideas for my etsy shop. i thought it would be cool to open a flickr account. turns out i opened one waaaay back i january, but never played around with it. i will use it mainly for crafty projects. {thanks for the idea gloria!!!}. this is what my counters look like right now. messy!!!
i have one, two, three, four, five,,,, i lost track,,,, some many different projects and YES, i am actually working on them simultaneously.
one) my card class this sunday at pink pineapple {still room if you wanna come play}
two) my 12 days of christmas swap that im a part of that this rad chick is putting together.
three) christmas card order{s}
four) *happy days* min album teaching at
ever after
elsie {i know, i know surprise, surprise} inspired me when she posted this picture. i totally played with these as a child. i wanted to play {again}. i got myself a little kit and thought about making some rainbows and mushrooms for my up and coming class at ever after. stay tuned for more sneak peeks of *happy days*. i dont normally say this, but i think you need to take this class. im not even finished yet and i adore this little 6X6 mini album!!!! just wanted to throw that out there. oh yeah, and a few days ago one of my favorite people had a birthday. we are going to go out tonight to celebrate ~ AKA paaaarrrttyyyyyy!!! good timing, thanks bree!!!! i hope you {all} have an amazing weekend!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gloria Steinem:
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Albert Einstein:
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dr. Seuss:
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
ahhh,,,, dreamy thoughts,,,
i havent had a *long* post in a while,,, im totally due. i *finally* finished my class sample for ever after. a thanksgiving mini album. *10 reasons to bee thankful*. the sample will be at the store later on today {closer to the early evening}. call to reserve a spot in the class or a kit. my kits always come with 4X6 color photos that making putting these babies together a pleasant breeze,,,,, you can stop by the store to see more of this album, or just call to save a spot {sorry, i know i already said that},,, (760)433-9313 oh yeah ~ class is thursday the 20th ~ {man thats coming right up} whoa,,,, oh yeah, where was i?!?! class is thursday the 20th at 6:30.
speaking of classes, have you signed up for my card class at pink pineapple?? class is this sunday at 2:00. call to reserve your spot (760)598-2222
i havent busted out a piece of my lately, so here is a picture i took of myself {of course}. showing some love for my baby brother in florida....
i bought a few of these from elsies etsy shop. they are ACEO(art card, editions and originals) cards. i love them. they are pretty tiny, so i was trying to think how i was going to display them and this is what i have come up with,,,,,
the cards are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 ~ pretty small. i put a small piece of bright pink felt into the frame to mount the little cards. i love the way it turned out,,, im trying to find the perfect spot to put these guys {do i always say that??} but for now, this is how stinking cute they look!!

love elsie stuff!!!
alright, next, and finally. one of my very favorite scrapbook stores is closing their doors. today. for good. i was very saddened by the news, but on the same token i cant blame mel. we know that she definitely gave the store her very best shot, and what else can you ask for?? the store had been an amazing inspiration to me throughout the years. it is mel, after all, that encouraged me to teach in the very first place. i will always be grateful to her for opening my eyes to a whole 'nother side of the scrapbooking world. the store has gone through a lot of change, and i was happy to be a part of their {and finally her} support team. i will truly miss this store and the special feeling that i felt whenever i walked through those doors. what did they always say "come as friends, leave as family". i have to admit, i dont blame mel for her decision. i admire her strength to keep the store rolling as long as it did, and i admire her decision to step back and do what she needs to do and what she feels she does best. being a mom. we are all {almost all} moms and each and every one of us know that our family especially our children come very, very first. period. now that mels family is continuing to grow, well {again} i cant blame her. i would show the same level of respect to my family, and i think we all would. mel, thank you for all of your spunk, love and support. i am here to support you and proud of the decisions that you have made. you are an amazing person, and i will forever be thankful for your friendship.... so as this chapter closes, another will surely open up,,,, ill stay tuned,,,, ;-) p.s. thanks for showing me elsie!!!!
alright, enough said, im gonna go watch kung fu panda with my kids!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dr. Seuss:
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

i love that dr seuss, i tell you!! my kids do too, for that matter!!! ill be back with some photos of my latest class,,,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

so i opened my etsy shop and i swear within a hour of opening it, i got my first order. sweet. since then, ive got nothin, but i havent given up hope!! i uploaded a *few* more prints to my etsy shop and plan on doing one more release in the next few days before i throw in the towel!! {like i really would anyway} plus a good friend of mine suggested that i sell the print of the tree below, hey *why not*?? i named it after her. {hi friend} ;-)
okay, the glue is drying on my class sample that will be at ever after this tuesday, so i need to get back to that project for now,,, i will share photos as soon as i can!!! i hope you are having a fun sunday and i hope you love this weather as much as i do!!! its the very, very, very best!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Carl Schurz:
Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal.


Friday, November 7, 2008

i am really excited about this,,,,
i would like to introduce you to my ciao bella collection of photography and prints... i have been wanting to sell a select *few* prints from my vacation last summer to europe. i had to wait for the proper timing. today. right now, is that timing!!! i uploaded a *few* prints to my etsy shop and plan to add more, and more, and more,,, i simply adore photography and there are a few prints that even as time has gone by, i still am *so* proud of. this one, right here, below, we have a 24X36 on our wall in our home. im and very, very proud of it. i am also very excited to share, i think its time. i hope you enjoy, and {again} any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Albert Camus:
Autumn is a second spring when every flower is a leaf.
*pictures from chicago*

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Agatha Christie:
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Anne Frank:
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

with good intentions of what our *world* is to become,,,

not only do i have a sick little lady at home, now i have a sick hubby at home. in the five and a half years that i have been married to ricardo, not once has he stayed home *sick* from work. sure, hell play hookie here and there to go to disneyland with us, but sick days?? never!! and as far as getting my *work* done,,, not so much. sofia is all over me, doesnt want me out of her sight. i dont mind though, i like the attention!!! off to the doctor with girl baby in tow,,,,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

she will randomly do quotes on her blog and i like it. i find it inspiring. i have been working on my mini album class that i will be teaching at ever after coming up and it has a *bunch* of inspiring quotes through out it. i wanted to share one, and maybe give a quote on my blog here and there ~ why not??
Albert Schweitzer:
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

as much as i hate the fact that my girl baby is feeling a tad bit under the weather {for the second day in a row}, i have to admit, she choose a good day to do so. i am crazy about this rainy weather today!! hopefully i can get a little scrappin' done and get my class samples out the door to ever after!!! oh, and i sent hubbs off with my ballot ~ yep, i voted!!! oh yeah, image is from flickr

Monday, November 3, 2008

well, well, well,,, look who decided to jump on the etsy band wagon!!!me!!! i have put a *few* kits up in my little shop as of a few minutes ago. if all goes well, i will continue to build my little shoppie, shop and go from there,,, any feedback would be awesome!!! thanks for checking it out!!!
enjoy today ~ its beautifully fallish!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

oh wait, i already did this one,,, ;-)
man ~ these past few days were nuts, crazy, chaos, and i loved it!!!
thursday ~ disneyland {loves it}
friday ~ halloween a.k.a. bates nut farm and trick or treating {loves it}
saturday ~ my girlfriends wedding ~ AMAZING {loves it}
sunday ~ grammys house in orange county {loves it}
mama is tired!!! i dont even have the energy to put up pictures.
tomorrow will be great.
inspiration coming soon,,,, i chickened out ~ i couldnt post without pictures,,,, plus i remembered that i had promised to put up pictures from our trip to mexico,, and never did,,, here are two pictures from the flower fields in mexico. enjoy!!!

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