Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congrats Kindergarten Class of 2010

Hi Family and Friends.. Just a short post to show you today's graduation pictures. There really are no words to express this wonderful feeling of accomplishment I feel today. Seeing my baby graduate from kindergarten is a true bitter sweet moment. And although he is the true graduate, I feel that I too, have graduated. I saw first hand how much he has learned in a year and how truly independent he is. I was fortunate to spend the year volunteering in his class. I had a wonderful time getting to know Mrs. Meyer and the other volunteers, Judy, Carole, & Patti. Thank you ladies for your friendship and company. And to the parents who always greeted me with a smile and conversation I will miss you too. I was also able to get to know and love all the kids in this class. You are all such a joy to be around and I am going to miss each and every one of you so much. It's the end but also a new beginning. I look forward to keeping in touch with so many of you. Be sure to turn up your volume, sit back and enjoy watching our beautiful kids!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #3

Here is my submission for the 3rd challenge.

The Challenge requested the use of Black flowers and Skulls.

I used SU Rockbilly DSP and I dyed a prima flower and white satin ribbon black using copic ink. The image is Sugar Nellie’s “just a girl” colored in with copic markers. I pierced the border with my SU matpack. A button and some bling. There is also a ribbon buckle on the bottom, kind of hard to see.


Sadly this will most likely be my last challenge for a while. I was not going to join in this weeks challenge but I had a very rough day yesterday and needed to go to my happy place. (my craft desk) Plus with the move, all my crafting stuff is getting packed up today and I probably won’t see it for a while. Sniff-Sniff…  Don’t worry I am putting those boxes in a special place and as soon as I have time and space I will be back to show you more! See ya around soon~Angela

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yummy Cake and B-day wishes

I wanted to take a minute to say hello to everyone. I’ve been so busy packing like a mad women & cleaning, but it’s all worth it! I am so happy to be returning home soon :)

Today’s card is for Celia, My Mother In Law. She is a super special lady and very close to my heart. 


My favorite colors are browns with pinks and sometimes soft blues. ingredients: SU choc chip & Paper stack. Misc Ribbon, Nestites scallops and Circles, MS lace border, and Close to my heart stamp set which  was a gift :) I added Glossy accents on the candles. Image is colored with copic markers. Here’s a closer look.

IMG_6246 Hope you liked today’s card. I will be back soon with my submission for The Burtonesque Doll Challenge #3. Have a wonderful day ya’ll ~ Angela 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Beautiful Nightmare

Here is my submission for the second Burtonesque Dolls Challenge.

Burton Chicks. Really simple; create a card, page layout, or project with a doll, heroine, or chick that you know would belong in a Tim Burton film! Make her crazy, fun, cute, wild, but most importantly make her suitable for a Burton film!

I got a little carried away, but it was SOO much fun to make. It’s my rendition of Tim Burton & coraline meet Sugar Nellie. I know Burton was not the creator of Coraline but both movies shared a producer in common named Henry Selick.  so here it is:


This is on a 6X 6 Easel Card. Tim Burton’s Famous Black Spiral Cliff with yellow moon is popped up on dimensionals.


And a closer look at the stars of today’s card. See the button eye’s? look at the snakes in her hair. I personalized it by adding  Burtonesque on her shirt, for the dolls! Kitty’s got some bling!


Also added is Coraline’s famous flower garden. If you go to Youtube and search Spiral flowers there are plenty tutorials to teach you how to make these flowers.  A closer look:


One more pic for Tami at school adventures, she’s been wanting to see the profile of an easel card. Here you go..


I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I know it’s a totally different side of my creativity then you are used to seeing, but I have to please myself too ;) Oh, & don’t worry, I won’t be sending great aunt Elisa a card like this for her birthday!  These are strictly for me~Angela

Monday, May 10, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge

So Today I was blog hopping, I came across this REALLY cool one. I was so excited because it seems to consist of everything I was searching for.  I needed an outlet to express what I like. I was getting so caught up in buying stamps to make cards that matched everyone else’s taste, not so much my own.

So how appropriate is this?? this is the sites first challenge as well as my own! Yup that’s correct, I  have NEVER entered a blog challenge. So today is the first of many great things to come. The Challenge is requesting Stripes. I think it’s pretty stripy.. And it’s got my humor written all over it! 


Thanks for Stopping by ~ Angela

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Hi Friends! Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and moms-to-be. I did not ask for anything except to be with my family. My husband and kids Took me out to have Sushi yesterday and today they bought some wonderful things for a great breakfast. My favorite breakfast treats are croissants. They are not the healthiest choice but I can’t deny myself the yummy goodness! I had two.

I helped prepare breakfast with my hubby. My daughter said I shouldn’t be helping in the kitchen but to me that’s what a mom does. We don’t stop being a mom because it’s a special day. Of course it’s nice to take it easy but this Mother’s day like many others I will be doing what I love best. Taking care of my family. That means doing Laundry, cooking and cleaning. I feel blessed to have a family to take care of.

Mom’s of every kind are thought of and admired today. In addition to my birth mom, I am also thinking of Elsa my step-mom. I am so glad to have her in my life and I love her very much. The card featured today is for her. She loves carrousel horses.  I was lucky enough to have this image stamped for me from one of my on-line swap buddies! Thanks Jan.


What’s Used:

Stamp by: Whimsy Stamps,& SU All Holidays. Colored with copics,  DSP SU Sweet Pea Paper stack, SU Ribbon in pretty in pink and Stock Ribbon, Bella baubles, Hat Pin and bling rhinestones. White Gel Pen.

I distressed the paper. Top is pierced using SU Mat Pack. Lots of Stickles. Here’s a closer look I was hoping to get a better photo of the shimmer but this was the best I could get.


I hope you liked my card for today. Have a good day and be kind to yourself  :) I have a date with my kids to play Sorry right now so I have to get going. Thanks for Stopping by ~Angela

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Look Ma, no training wheels

Ok, so today is going to be one of those proud bragging  mommy posts. My son Joshua had been telling me for weeks that he does not like the sound of his training wheels hitting the floor when he rides his bike.  When I asked the hubby to remove them, he said he did not think the lil guy was ready. I knew he was, I’d take him for rides and could tell he mostly only used them for turns and stops. So today my son refused to go for our walk before dinner, saying he does not like his bike anymore. What’s a mom to do? I break out the hubby’s tool box,  search for the thing that loosens bolts..a wrench? (don’t know what it’s called but this chick knows how to use one) and I get to work. The training wheels are off and I take him down the drive way. So scared to let go, but as soon as I do the lil dude takes off. Whew who!!!  I prepared him for an accident, told him it would surely happen and might hurt, even had the peroxide handy, But I never needed it. When he stopped he pulled over to the side let his leg down and brakes like a pro. My neighbors who were watching, all swore we put on a show for them.. I mean who rides a bike for the first time with no training wheels and no falls? It could happen but I haven’t seen it.  In fact I remember my first fall, yes it hurt that bad. I know I probably stole the hubby’s thunder as this all went down, But I never thought he’d be riding so independently so soon. I thought of it as a mere practice round.

I was not that one who taught our first born to ride her bike, as it took her many times of practice rounds. It was ultimately her cousin Natalie who taught her and got to see her on that first ride. I was a full time working mom at that time. I also never got to see Tyla or Joshua’s first steps, because again I was busy making those benji’s. So I feel this was just the thing I needed to see before heading back home and getting back into career mode. I tell ya, It was the Perfect Mother’s Day gift and I am so blessed to be living the beautiful life I have. It’s these small things that bring me to my knees every night to thank the good lord for allowing me to stick around and witness it. I’m sorry if I sound like a religious sentimental fool but I do have so much to be thankful for. I had a really tough 2009, I had some health issue’s that no one would think a young healthy woman like myself would experience. I am still not 100% out of the woods but god is seeing me through it. and I am so happy to be here & sharing my special moments with you.  Thank you for stopping by. ~Angela

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

Hi Everyone. I hope your May is off the a great start. Saying I have been busy is a complete understatement. I am purging all the things we don’t need. You’d think after only being in this house for 2 years it’d be an easy move, that’s just not the case here. My kids love STUFF, all kinds of stuff! Especially stuff that has a bunch of little itty bitty pieces. And things that no longer fit them that they just can’t part with,  because as soon as I say let’s donate it, I see my daughter in boots 2 sizes too small for her saying “see mom, they fit, I still wear them”  But she never wore them when they actually did fit her, and that’s the funny thing!

Now it’s my job to go through it all and I have been making trips to the goodwill daily. Thank goodness this is all happening while the kids are at school. (sigh) I really dislike moving, and all my friends are suddenly disappearing .. Hmm! Maybe I could disappear too.

Ok, so onto today’s card. It was made using SU thought’s and prayers stamp set. Bella Birds DSP. Background cardstock is SU Chocolate chip with Stock satin ribbon to match. Ink is SU Close to Cocoa which I am going to miss because they are retiring it, pretty in pink and bashful blue.  MS lace punch and Kaiser pearls. I hope you enjoyed my card today. I’ll be posting something new soon.  ~Angela