Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hello Sunshine and thanks a bunch!

Hi All. It seems so long since I posted a project. I have been keeping busy with the kids. This was the first week back to school so it’s always a challenge to get back in the swing of things. But I’m back, and I have something super cute to show you! Look at this card & container set I made. The container is altered from a recycled Oatmeal container. I tell ya, I don’t throw away anything that can be reused or recreated into something crafty. I just have to hide it or my kids will put it in the recycle bin. 



Lady bug and Friends “Hello Sunshine” stamp.

Tuxedo Black Memento ink & Copic markers

Score-tape (sookwang)

Pink satin ribbon, Nestabilities long rectangle

Handmade background Designer paper on the canister by stamping “kindness” from my favorite SU “Define your life”  in Sepia ink on barely banana card stock.

Basic Grey DP in two Scoops. Which again, was another thing that was recycled in this project. I had a bunch of scraps and I love this DP so I scattered all the strips on top of my handmade DP. Everything is held in place and sealed with mod podge.

Kaiser pearls, icicle stickles, 1- Prima flower, & bella baubles. Here is a view from the top.


I hope you enjoyed my project and as always if you have any questions please feel free to send me an e-mail or comment. Have a fantastic day and see you soon. ~ Angela

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Play date at Rotary Park

Hi and happy Thursday to you all. My back has been improving with each day, thank you for all your well wishes. Yesterday Ty & Josh had a play date with our friends Charlie and Payton. We met up with them at Rotary Park in Bullhead City. It’s a great park because it has access to the Colorado River. So much fun to allow the kids to play at the park and then cool down in the river. Since my back is still a little sore, I only allowed them to get their feet wet. Plus the river is wicked cold and has a strong under current.

Here is one of my Favorite pictures of the day.


You can see how sunny it was by the reflection on the water. Not sure if you can tell, but Josh recently lost his 2 bottom teeth. He was so happy when the tooth fairy came. He wondered if maybe it was “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson that delivered his loot. I could tell you this much, If “The rock” were in our house Mommy would have stood up all night to catch a glimpse of him ;) hee hee

we are going to enjoy the rest of what’s left of spring break. They start school on Monday. Yeah, you can say things are a little backwards here. But enjoying the time off none the less. Hope you have a great day and see ya around. ~ Angela

PS. I am in search of a new camera, the one I have now is a Canon Powershot SD300, I want more of a professional grade. If you love your camera and would recommend it, let me know what have have.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lucky to have you, friend!

Hi Guys.. Today’s post will be short. I threw out my back yesterday :( I was bending in an awkward position , while helping my lil boy in the shower. I heard a quiet pop and then enough pain to bring me to my knee’s. I am doing ok and trying to walk it out but sitting and typing on the computer seems to agitate the muscles. I guess I will have to work harder on strengthening my core muscles. 

I wanted to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

This lil Cutie is another E. Bell design. Can’t get enough of these guardian angels from WOJ.


I was able to try out some of my new toys. The background stamp is SU Tres Chic. I also used Define Your Life from SU.  See Below.

Lucky Me, Tom’s nice Auntie gave me this set. Thanks Rachel!


Here’s a close up of Melinda Blowing kisses I used heat and stick with dazzling diamonds on her wings and Hearts. Glossy accents on her bracelet. Colored in Image with my Copics.


I hope you enjoyed my creation for St. Patrick’s Day. I really am lucky to have you as a blog friend. And thank you for all your wonderful comments!  Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to wear green. ~Angela

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rock Painting



Hi everyone. I hope you are having a fabulous Friday so far. As I promised I am back to show you our makings from our crafter~noon. The kids are on vacation and while we were at one of our favorite Hot Spots “The Laughlin Library” we discovered it’s national crafter’s week. There were  so many fun Idea’s we had to celebrate but one easily came to mind. While my parents were visiting in November they took advantage of all the rocks we have here in the desert. All the different shapes and sizes, they knew would be perfect for the rockscape they planned to make back home.

The kids and I decided to add to their unique collection. ( Now that I think of it, I guess I know where Joshua gets his rock obsession from. Bringing home all his findings from the school playground, they somehow end up in my washer and dryer)

We used what we had on hand. Paints, Glitter, Stamps, Ink and got down to getting crafty.  Joshua was our official rock cleaner,  it was a dirty job but someone had to do it. Tyla arranged platters of goodies for us to enjoy before our hard work begun. She really surprised me with how innovative she was with what we had in the fridge! And I had the job of cleaning and covering the table & floor. All in all it was a super fun day. Our crafter-noon was inspired by Martha Stewart’s encyclopedia of crafts. I hope you enjoyed my blog post for today. Check back soon to see what else we might inspire you to do! ~Angela, Tyla & Joshua.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time to Celebrate

Anyone can tell you,  life is not always peachy keen or picture perfect. But I like to try and see the glass as half full. There are plenty of life’s little reminders that we have so much to be happy about and to celebrate. One is right here in front of me. Starting this Blog has allowed me to express my creative side. I haven’t been on here in a couple of weeks but it seems like forever.  I am so happy to be back! We were out visiting family & friends in CA. We had such a great time and I miss them all so much. I can’t wait to begin crafting and scrapping today. The kids are on vacation so yesterday we went to the library and saw that it is national craft week. Needless to say we are going to have ourselves a “Crafter-noon” I’ll be sure to post our makings.

Today I am going to show you the sample card of invitations I made for my niece Susana’s  Birthday party. She loves all things frilly and she is a total princess.


I used stamps from a stamp line called my cute stamps. I colored with my copic Markers RV000, RV02, RV21, RV23

for that yummy bubble gum pink color. The castle was layered with Basic Grey’s Bittersweet collection. I used stickles, Robins Nest Dew Drops, Glossy Accents, and a diamond bling in the middle.

Wizard to cut out the scallop oval and satin ribbon.  Flowers are prima and Kaiser pearls on the bottom of her dress.

These invites were ridiculously “embellied out” and a true labor of love, I tell ya. Needless to say I am glad I only have two niece’s that are in this fuffy stage. But I eat up every minute of it since my princess Tyla is now 11 and says she is “too old”  for this kind of stuff. 

I’ll Be back soon and thanks for stopping by.  ~Angela