Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last Book!

I'm almost done with "Breaking Dawn" I was trying to save the last book for the Christmas break, but I guess I will have time to craft instead.
Mojo #117 was completed a couple days ago, but never did have time to post till now ( bet you can't guess why). Just got my new Verve Stamps and I knew I just had to use it. Love it!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

4 x 4 Easel Card

I love this card! Thanks to Tracy for bringing the template to share with us last Cal~Gals.
I'm on the 3rd book already "Eclipse" I didn't read "New Moon" in a day, but I managed to do it in 2 days. I had to put the book down to do my Christmas shopping and we also had to go to the "Teddy Bear Toss" at the Hitman's hockey game.
Wooo Hoooo! I'm all done with my Christmas shopping... I did most of my shopping at Tommy Hilfigers (Cross Iron Mall) majority of thier stuff are on sale from 30-60 % off. It was so much easier shopping there than going to Winners.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009


It was half the Cal~Gals last night, but we still managed to have fun, giggles, joke around and EAT. Oh yeah... the purpose of getting together! Not a bad night... we did a lot of creating, but I think Nancy did the most.
It was Tracy's turn to do the sketch and we all did really good. That is... if you're not timing us! As usual I was the last one to finish.
I love the image that I used for this one. Unfortunately it's not mine (Nancy's), but will probably have one soon, since they have it at my second home (Michael's) hehehe.
I got the rest of the Twilight books last night from Shannon and I started reading New Moon last night.... I already read 3/4 of it! Hubby is already complaining that I don't have to read the whole book in one night. Lol, I don't think I could read that fast.
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Monday, December 7, 2009


Happy Monday to you all! My take on today's #116 Mojo. I'm very excited that I was able to finish this one today, while taking a break from my Christmas baskets.

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16 more to go!

Woo Hoo! I did 68 baskets over the weekend and hubby just came to pick up 34 of them. Of course he called and asked me to bring 34 upstairs, so it's easier for him to load. Wheew... I was sweating after the 10th! I tried to carry 2 at a time, but my short arms couldn't do it.
My assembly line is set up in the basement, where the play area is for the girls. They are not allowed to play there... but they will disappear from time to time with an excuse of needing a specific toy from downstairs. They think they are so smart! the other day I caught them with not ONE, but Six chocolate bars! And that's not six to share, but six for each.

For the gift tag, I used clear ball from Michael's and embossed the sentiment on vellum (light enough to be able to roll and insert in the ball) I also used stickers and glitter glue to decorate the ball.
I already started my Mojo sketch and hoping I will be able to finish it today.
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Mojo 115

I'm suppose to be doing my Christmas baskets.... but I thought, I'd take a break and do the Mojo sketch instead. I don't know what kind a break I think I deserve, when I haven't even started yet.

I don't know about this one... I was trying to go for non traditional Christmas colours, but it didn't turned out the way I was hoping for.

What's in it?
Image~~~~~~Verve O Christmas Tree; PTI Signature Christmas
Ink~~~~~~~~Stampin up Elegant Eggplant; Copic markers; Dusty Concord distress ink; Purple Twilight
& Water Melon Alcohol ink
Paper~~~~~~PTI White card stock; Stampin up Elegant Eggplant; Staples glossy photo paper
Accessories~Kaser Kraft rhinestones; Fancy tags, Circle & Scalloped circle nestabilities;
Argyle #2 Sizzix embossing folder

A little bit disappointed with the first one, so I gave it another try and came out with 2 more Mojo Sketch.
What's in it?
Image~~~~~~PTI Signature Christmas & Holiday Button Bits
Ink~~~~~~~~Lipstick Red Colorbox; Brilliance Rocket Red Gold
Paper~~~~~~Stampin up Red Riding Hood; PTI White card stock; Martha Stewart Holidays
Accessories~Pendant Renaissance Hearts & Fancy tags nestabilities; Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder
$ store buttons; Silver brads

This one is pretty much the same, except I used Pendant Fleur De Lis.
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Do I really need it?

You BET!! I just picked this up at Michael's today for $10!!! I used my 50% coupon (last week's receipt) and then the 20% coupon for all Martha Stewart products (this week's flyer) It's already a deal when you buy the combo pack, but the $10 is even better.
Is it ever ugly out there! Hubby dropped me off at LJB's school for PTI this morning for 9:15. It just started snowing and when I came out of the school (15 minutes later) everything was covered. I already did my shovel #1 for the day and I think I will probably do #2 shoveling after my afternoon run with the school bus.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No crafting for a while

Happy Tuesday to you all! I have 5 cards for you, but they're all ABS technique. You're probably sick of them by now, so I thought I'd post them all together instead of one at a time.

I have to do my 84 Christmas Gift Baskets this year again, which is due on the second week of December. So no crafting for me for a week and a bit.
You've probably seen the new Martha Stewart punches... that is what I used and of course along with the ABS technique.

In real life... the ABS/embossing/distress ink technique is very shiny.

Yesterday I was gonna do some crafting... but I heard some noises in my craft room and was too afraid to check what it was ( is sounded like little feet running along the heater vent. Yes! that was my guess too) So last night, after our costco run. I went to put some stuff in the freezer and my craft room floor and table was covered with dust. And no! I didn't dare find out who is crafting in my room.

This morning (totally forgotten about the other crafter) I went to look for shoes for Lexiss (stored under the stairs) and then realized about them little feet. I've never moved so fast in my life, that I grab the first shoes I can find (of course not her shoes!) As I was coming out from under the stairs storage.. something flew by my head. It's a damn bird!! the bird must of got in from the cold air intake for the furnace ( well.... that's all I can think of, but don't ask the hubby.. he's accusing me of leaving all the doors open and that's how it got in) Yup! me, who is always COLD will leave all the doors open.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cal~Gals Challenge

Friday night was our Cal~Gals night at Shannon's house. It's always nice to see the Gals and this time we even got to see Miss Hailey! It was a good night for me because I was actually productive.
Here's my take on Shannon's challenge (Beate's WSC) I did the ABS technique, Cuttlebug embossing and Distress Ink again. But..... this time I had to show Tracy the technique (lol, I know, I'll use any excuse to do the ABS technique) I forgot to pack my embellishments and Dianne was kind enough to help me out.
I got home that night and thought.. I'll read the Twilight book that I borrowed from Shannon, to unwind. I put the book down at 3:45 am! It's not because I was ready to sleep... It's because my girls will be up in 2 hours! I finished the book in less than a day!! I guess I'll be asking Shannon for the next one ("lol"with the rate that I'm going, maybe all 3)
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Long time no post

It's FRIDAY!!! Gotta love it when it's a short week. Mid November already and I'm not sure if I'm gonna do my Christmas shopping or not. We only do the kids and they are all teenagers now.... shopping for them is a bit difficult. I'm thinking of gift certificates or just plain CASH.

My girls went to a Birthday Party last weekend and here's the card I made for the birthday girl. I'm running out of colored images... think it's time to play with my copic markers again.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Alcohol Ink with ABS

ABS as in Alcohol Blending Solution. I'm afraid my next post will be distressing again.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So lovin' this technique

I know, I know, enough with this distressing! Just can't help it.... I promise next post will be a different technique.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sparkly enough for you?

Happy Halloween to you all! Hubby made me buy more candy for tonight, fearing that we might run out, being it's on a Saturday and all. Well..... we had 23 kids including our girls! How sad is that? Our friends in Panorama Hills had 80 kids and still counting.

Have some cards to share with you.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

What A Day!

It's Faith Day for all the Catholic Schools today, so it's another day off for us. Being it's our day off, I thought it would be perfect to get our H1N1 and flu shots today. I packed food and a blanket for the girls, thinking it will only be a couple of hours..... 6 hours later!! Thank God I dressed them as if it's winter for we waited outside the mall for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

And do you know what the SAD part is? We have to do it all over again for the second part in a month (30 days) I'm hoping that, by that time, it will be available in every clinic and not just one clinic per quadrant.

If you're thinking of going... bring food and a lawn chair!

I made a card!!! I'm still in need of 2 cards for my class, but I don't think I will be using this one. It's a very messy process.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Calgals Challenge

Last night was our Calgals and Dianne challenged us using one of the Mojo sketch ( I think she said #18) As you can see.... more Distress Ink.
I did total of 3 cards!! Woo Hoo... considering I usually just sit there and watch.

Had fun with the gals, it's always a blast when we get together. Can't wait for the next meeting.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All dressed up and no where to go

That's exactly what happened this morning! It was brutal!! The half hour commute turned to 2hours. Ahhhhh... gotta love the first heavy snowfall, oh well... what can we do.

Still lovin' the distress Ink.
This one is also distressed but with a little bit of bling.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Winter Wonder Land

Ay Carumba! I'm soooooooooooooo not ready for winter yet. Today would be a good day to stay home and maybe hibernate till we see fall.

I made this card for a friend of ours who turned 7 yesterday. I love the finished product, but thought it's not 7'nish enough.

So... I made this one and I think it's more appropriate for her age.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Just a couple of Christmas cards for you.

Nothing big... something quick and simple!
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Saturday, October 10, 2009


Wow! I can't believe I managed to play this week's mojo. I'm not too sure with this one though.... I didn't have a clue what I was gonna do and I think it's way too busy and way too much bling.
I used the scor double sided sheet for the snowflake and border, then added the glitter. I found it easier to use spellbinders than the punch with the scor sheet. Cleaner cut and less measy!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Soon to be BEST FRIEND!

I can't stop reaching for my DI! I just love how easy it is to use and how fast you can change the look with just one stroke.
Same idea with just heavier orange DI.

I just love my new Best Friend!

and I think I'm gonna have a special TH shelf just for him in my craft room. "lol" ok, maybe an extension to it!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Best Friend is back!

My best friend MS is back! Well... at least I think she's my best friend. There's a special wall just for her in my craft room.
Just love her new double loops border and corner punch.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday to you all! I thought the weekend was never gonna be here. I was so excited I woke up at 5:55 this morning. Thought I'd tackle the laundry and ironing (not really excited about that!) today, so I'll have tonight and all day tomorrow to play in my craft room.
It was our friend's 40th birthday last week and here's the card I made for her. She loves shoes and purses and when we went to Vegas we picked up a coach purse for her.
The sentiment is actually her favorite saying. Well... that and so as shoes.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Card #3

Ok... here's my second take with that window card. As you can see... I just had to add something to it! I think it's simpler than the first one and I will definitely use this as my third card.
Hope you're having a very cool day today! It was very cold and windy this morning... I think I'm gonna have to dig for the winter jackets pretty soon. My oldest one was wearing a very thick spring jacket and she was cold while waiting to get in to school. Of course... when you want to be the first in line (not my idea at all!) we end up freezing our little buns off. I hope come winter time, my daughter will be out of that bright idea of hers.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Card #2

Been really busy lately and crafting is not even making it on my to-do-list. With waking up at 6am Monday to Friday, all I want to do after I put the girls to bed is to go to sleep.
I somehow managed to come up with card #2 for my class the other day. I'm still trying to make it very simple and easy, basically trying to stick with 2 colours only. I'm very happy with this one though. My class is not till next month, so I still have plenty of time to come up with 8 more cards. LOL, I better not wait till the last minute again.

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