Saturday, December 17, 2011



I’ll be the first to admit I should not have been nosing around at that virtual craft yard sale on craigslist. But loving all things crafty and the fact that it was in my own neighborhood, how could I resist?  I had to take a lookey. Turns out I knew this girl from the school, It’s a Small world after all. To the point this  trip was a bitter sweet one. I ended up with a couple prized  possessions. Which I made a pretty penny off of selling on e-bay and I still have one more. But I don't quite know what to make of it. It’s vintage and so cool, It’s Art Impressions and I would love to sell it but don’t know what to the set is worth. Take a look and if you think you know, please fill me in:

The bitter part was (and not to sound ungrateful) the girl ended up giving me a bucket –o- stamps, which take up so much precious space, I will never use them and it will be hard to sell. Take a look:

I end up with more stuff than I could possibly ever need. And my dear sweet husband who just stares in amazement at all the stuff I bring in, that piles high well he just puts up with me. His reason is it makes me happy & I must have some reason for this madness. And he’s absolutely 100% right.  I have this sickness it’s called ACMC maybe you’ve been diagnosed with it or maybe you or someone else you know noticed the symptoms and diagnosed you! It stands for AVID COLLECTOR MININMAL CRAFTER. If you have this clear out your drawers asap. Sell/ give away some of your goodies to people who will either use them or repeat the same vicious cycle. I wish you all the luck in the world and remember the first step is Admitting you have it! And by the way if you see something listed that you’d like to buy, let me know I ship same day ~ Angela Winking smile

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Keeping Cool

Hello blog friends. I made this card late last night. I was in the mood to dig out old things that I haven’t used in a long time. This house mouse stamp is the very first stamp I bought after placing my first stampin up order. It was perfectly themed, at the time we lived Arizona probably the hottest part of Az too, the Mohave Desert. Needless to say our little mouse friend is doing his best to stay cool. I also dug out some of my oldest prima flowers and a paper pack I bought well over a year ago from stampin up. I have to say I don’t get to craft as much as I’d like so I can’t justify buying new supplies often.  And my crafting time is going to be cut even shorter, because I start school again on Monday. It was a nice little break.  I have a full load of classes this semester. Biology & bio Lab, (2 classes) Chemistry & Chem Lab (2 classes) and a Public Speaking class. Although most who know me, know I don’t have a problem with that. Haa! So hopefully I’ll be back for a few more challenges before the weekend is up. Here’s my card and the challenges I’d like to enter it in:

I used heat and stick with dazzling diamonds and glossy accents over the ice cubes to give a 3D effect. Not coming through that great on the photo.

And this picture is just added in because our dog Roxy wanted to be in the photo. She was jumping all over the table as I was trying to photograph this card. She’s such a ham. I call her our lil muppet.

I also wanted to add I used Copics but I tried a new technique with them. I added prisma colored pencils over it with OMS technique. I think it really made the image pop. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kicking and pouting is what I did…

When I realized I gave this card away that I made for the DP2 challenge and my brother, before remembering to photograph it. My sis-n-law was kind enough to take a pic of it for me with her camera phone so please excuse the photo quality. I’ve been making cards on a spur of the moment basis lately and very last minute as well. This card was put together rather quickly, which is good for me cause I always have a hard time making masculine cards.  I have 5 of Mo’s digi images so when I saw this challenge over at DP2, on my blog roll, I had to jump on board pronto.  The theme is feeling blue, use the color blue in your card. This is the first time playing along at the DP2 but I am sure it won’t be the last.  0818112234

It reads: Ricky you can kick and pout, but your birthday will surely come without a doubt! –Totally throwing a blog shout out to my bro for his b-day. He’s probably the bro that I fought with least growing up. And he’s about 5 years older then me. Lucky for me I had 2 other brothers who I constantly fought with growing up and they kept me on my toes. LOL

The image is colored with copic markers and all materials used are stampin up. Have a great day.Hope to be back soon. ~ Angela

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vicariously crafting through my 12 year old daughter!

Hi blog friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything with real substance in a while. Partly, because I was taking a painfully fast summer class. It was basically cramming an 18 week course into six weeks. It was intense, to say the least. I’ve also been working part-time and taxing the kids around during summer break. One thing I was not able to do was craft at all, so my dearest daughter Tyla who is 12 years old, took up the offer to help me make some cards for various occasions. I am so proud to see that she is liking to my number one hobby and I can see extreme talent here. Then again, That’s no surprise, the girl is a natural at pretty much anything she tries. I guess I am a little bias but what can I say, you’d be too if she was your girl. So without further delay, here’s my gorgeous daughter.

Surfer Tyla & Karate Tyla


Now here is what crafting Tyla made, she even jumped on pile it on challenges to see what she could well, pile on. She’d like to enter her card in these challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – make it girlie

The play date cafĂ© PDCC92 – Coral, petal pink, antique gold

The paper shelter – Anything goes

If the shoe fits – Summer

Paper cutz – Under the sea

RRR – Cool it

Stamp something – summer fun something

And Here is Tyla’s wonderful card

And a Closer look at all the great detail.

She used Stampin Up papers/ ribbons and copic inks. The stamp set is stampendous I believe it’s called Sushi. Baubles, seed beads, stickles in various shades including gold. pink. and blue. She added crystal effects as well. I hope you enjoyed her card and I am sure she will enjoy reading every comment left for her! Have a fantastic day. ~Angela and Tyla too!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Precious Moments Stamp Set Starting at 99 cents

Hello blog friends. I am in full swing with summer school but hope to be back to crafting soon. I wanted to show you this super cute set I have on Ebay right now!

Stop drooling, Wipe your chin and go Bid!!

Have a great day and happy bidding! ~Angela

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last day of School

104 days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it. Yes, this is the delightful tune my son just won’t stop singing. (from a cartoon called Phineas & Ferb) Today was the last day of school. I wanted to make my son’s teacher a cute card that would remind her of him. He is always reading and she knows of his love for books. I thought this image from coloring page Tuesdays, by Elizabeth O. Dulemba would be perfect. He agreed to let me use flowers on the card but wanted to make sure the worm was a boy. lol, he’s very insistent.

Of course I wanted to make the most of my final crafting days before I start school again, so these are the challenges I’d like to enter this card in:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday – Sketch

The Cupcake Craft Challenge – Boy, oh Boy (masculine card)

Bearlymine Challenge – Anything goes

Going Grey- Anything goes

The Paper Shelter – Punches and dies

Southern Girls – Anything goes


In this second photo you could see the MS branch punch I used on the top and inside of card.


And here is the inside along with a cute poem I saw online by Amy Fuchs. was short on space so could not include it inside.


I colored in the image with copic inks, and used all SU paper’s/ cardstock/ The Punch is MS branch and Spellbinders dies. Flowers are from wild orchid. I popped up the image on some dimensionals and used Sookwang Score-tape and my scotch ATG to stick it all together.

Hope you enjoyed and I will see y’all soon ~ Angela

Friday, June 10, 2011

A totally tubular birthday wish

Hi friends. I have been having some more fun making cards that I actually needed. My godson’s B-day is tomorrow, he’s turning 3. I got him a really cute outfit to match this card. He’ll look like he is truly loved by some surf addicts when he sports the outfit ;P

So for my card I choose my lil cutie, Sports Billy from pink cat studios. I used Stampin Up Card stock (boy I really to buy some more) I used my spellbinders to shape the card and a cuttlebug folder to emboss the waves. Chipboard for the star & the #3. I inked it up with SU Craft Ink and embossed some fine SU glitter. I colored sports Billy with Copic inks and added some Glossy accents to his board and the #3. It was still wet when I took the photo and that’s why it looks gluey but once it’s dry it will Shine like wet water. I created the sentiment digitally. I hope he will think it’s cute I just love the lil doggie with his toes on the nose! (she looks like my parents Chihuahua Mini Mouse) I would like to enter my card in these challenges:

Truly Scrumptious challenge – Summer sparkle

7 kids challenge – feeling hot hot hot

The ABC Challenge – W is for Wish

ATS Challenge – Aqua Yellow & lime

The Paper Shelter – Celebrate

The paper variety – for the guys

The Pixie cottage – Shape it up


Seems I only have one more week to play along. School starts Monday and I have a heavy load to cover. I’m just so happy when I do have time to join in the challenges. Thanks and be posting again real soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Hi friends. It’s been so great having a little vacay from school. I am so at carefree these days. I have been getting my fill of pleasure reading. Thanks to Gwen ;) If you fancy reading, you should totally check out her blog. It’s amazingly entertaining and you can always find something good to read. Right now I’m reading a book called Vixen. It’s about a rich beautiful & spoiled 1920’s girl who turns rebel right before her nuptials, because she wants to be a flapper. It’s better then reality TV!


Ok so on to my card I wanted to do a couple of challenges. I haven’t inked up any stamps in a really long time. I’m afraid they are feeling so very neglected at this point. DH even mentioned boxing up my rubber/ink for storage. My response was let me think about it, Umm NO! I had to buy something new to get my mojo back. I bought  new rubber, wonderful bible versus, so I can make some Christian encouragement cards. Variety is good. Paired up with Tilda praying makes a very encouraging card.


A closer look will reveal the adornment on her hair piece


Here are the challenges I would like to enter this card in:

Magnolia-licious  Purple & yellow

Copic creations  Color to look like distress (challenging technique)

cute card thursday Embellish your image

Our Daily Bread  Use your favorite stamp  (Scripture 2)


Thanks for hanging around and I’ll post more soon! ~Angela

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Santa Barbara 5K Chardonnay run

I am preparing for finals this week (whaaa!) So this is just a quick post to share brag about the wine tasting run Tom and I did just a few weeks ago. It was really cool because this was my first run as well as Tom’s. What was really nice, is I had been complaining about not having time motivation to run as much as I’d like to lately. So Tom found this fun run that was along the Santa Barbara coast and signed us up. No time to back out. Just get out there and do our best and set a real PR. It was an awesome day and the weather was perfect. Our time was 32.32 not the greatest but not terrible. And the next run we do hopefully this year, will be at least 5-6 miler. Yeah! Anyway here are the photo’s courtesy of Sorry for the quality, I rec’d prints in the mail and my scanner didn’t do such a hot job copying them. none the less this is the start line.


Almost there, I’m a little winded but Tom’s all smiles! Harbor behind us.


And Crossing the finish line. What a great feeling.


What a Super fun, and memorable experience. Can’t think of anyone else, I’d want to share this moment with. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and hope to be blogging more over summer break. Have a great night. ~ Ang-E ~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Camera Bliss


Hiya blogging friends. I know it’s been quite a while since I have posted any projects or entered any challenges, but I wanted to let you know I have not abandoned my blog. The semester is coming to an end and my classes are requiring more work and studying. I hope to take a little break before I start the summer session. whew-wee  Between school, work and shuffling the kids around from school to karate, & catechism I have little time for myself these days.  But I have found time to end my search, for the perfect camera for me. First I have to say I have been wanting a D-SLR but I know I don’t have the time to invest in learning how to use one. One of the features I needed was a mega-zoom and I wanted a compact that took really good photo’s. Am I asking for too much? Well say hello to my little friend, The Nikon S8100.

I just LOVE this camera It has all the features I’ve been looking for in a ultra sleek compact. Did I mention how fast this little baby can snap away even before I am finished with the first shot it’s already taking the second photo. Plus it’s got a beautiful wide lens, perfect for panoramic shots. It has HD video, although I don’t intend on using this feature often. My boss is a professional photographer, many of his shots end up in magazine spreads. He said it’s a great buy and that made me feel even better about my choice. I decided to show you some un-touched un-edited photo’s I’ve taken. Here you go, Let me know what you think. And thanks for sticking around to read my post ~Angela

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ballerina Girl

Hello everyone.. I’m home today with my daughter Tyla, She rarely gets sick, she’s had perfect attendance for 2 yrs in a row. Today I had to make a mommy call and tell her she needed to stay home, because she was running a temp of 101. She was so bummed. At least she likes school :) Well, I figured since I have a little time to spare I’d enter in some challenges. This card is so girly. It was really my childhood dream to be a pro ballerina and open my own ballet studio. I danced for about 3 years from the time I was in 4-7th grade. I even went as far as dancing in Pro Toe shoes. I stopped for 2 reasons. I knew money was tight for my single dad who was raising me alone, and also I wanted to try out for cheerleading my 8th grade year. Still for the time I danced, I loved it. And It totally tugs at my heart strings when I see a little girls in tights and tutus.

These are the challenges I am entering in:

Simon says stamp – Coffee & Cream

Magnolia-licious – Brown & Pink

Paperpretties – Glittery challenge (glittery crown)

ResQ – Something that makes you happy (childhood dancer)

Myshericrafts – All about girls

PIO – Childhood dreams

party time tuesdays – anything goes


A Closer look at the image with glitter 


Hope you all enjoyed! Till next Time ~ Angela

Monday, February 14, 2011

A set that almost didn’t happen…

Hi everyone :) Happy valentine’s day. It’s officially V-day and here I am another doing another mid-night challenge. I just cant refuse a good challenge ya know. The reason for my title is that I decided to do the color throw down challenge thinking it’d be a cinch. I’m girly I can totally do Real red, Orchid opulence, Passion pink & black. That is until I started putting my card together, and nothing seemed quite right. I kept thinking of that pink stuff, pepto bismo? (my spelling’s probably wrong) but you get what I’m referring too right?  I went all out this time around.I even baked something special to go along with it for the Fussy & Fancy challenge. Here are the challenges I am entering this fun set in:

Fussy & fancy – Something Edible

7 Kids challenge – I Heart you

Color throw down – black, real red, orchid opulence, passion pink

A spoon full of sugar – show some love

Cute card Thursday – Heart’s and flowers

Secret crafter – Flower image stamped on card

Our creative corner- cut it out

Paper piercing on card around image and cutting of the corners on the goodie box.
cupcake inspiration – orchid opulence color and cupcake! IMG_7118



The cupcake box tutorial is from the Scor-pal website. It was easy to make. I accidentally taped the fold wrong.

What’s that you ask? What’s in the box? A closer look is what you’d like? It’s a Mini Oreo cheesecake!












Yummy! I promise to post the recipe soon.


Hope you enjoyed!! See you soon, Until then have a Sweet day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A ton of love..

Shhh.. hello. Have you ever felt like a sneaky crafter? I totally feel like a kid who is up way past midnight reading a book under my covers with a flashlight again. lol Blogging & crafting at this hour, really?  I’m guilty as charged. The more I say no crafting this week the more I feel the need to do it. So here is my sneaky creation. Allot of love went into this easel card I tell ya. Ribbons, lacing, layers, my favorite wild orchid flowers, copics, doilies, nesties, pearls, My favorite Stampin up DSP, and even my embossing gun  & versa mark pen felt loved tonight. That’s some serious crafting. And of course none other then “Secret Tilda” to help top off the sneakiness!

Here are the challenges I am this card in:

Cupcake craft challenge – Seeing Red

Simon says stamp and show – Embossing

Wild orchid – Love is

Just Magnolia – Anything goes (ribbon optional)

Really reasonable ribbon – Red, Pink, & White

Stampin for the weekend- St. Valentine’s day

Secret crafter – Valentine

crafty ho’s – Love theme

Pile it on- Bright & Breezy

All that scraps – Anything goes

Top tip Tuesday – Anything Girly

Belli Challenge – Jewels (pearls)


Clear emboss on the gift bow, and dazzling diamonds adhered with heat & stick on her hair ribbon and clothing trim.


I know it’s so late.. And I have to wake up early in the morning. So till next time. See you later ~ Angela Marie

Monday, January 31, 2011

In Style Challenge

I’m on a role with these challenges, I tell ya. So much fun and it really keeps my mind thinking. About how I can use what I have in my stash at home. So I decided join in the In style Challenge, because I LOVE anime art.  I just don’t own too many of these types of images.  But I really like to color them, their features are just so cool, big bobble like heads and wonderful eyes that I can really make stand out with a little bit of glaze.  So here are the challenges I am entering my card in in:

In Style Color Challenge – Beautiful Butterfly.

In Style Sketch Challenge – Isssc01

And here is my card featuring Ava.  Hope to see you soon!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Best Friend & Sunshine Valentine

Hi all! My little boy has been sick this week. I’ve been waiting on him hand and foot, and needed some down time before I hit the books. So I decided to look up some challenges and play along. Which is great because I needed to get started on those all important sentimental valentines. I am so blessed to say my valentine is also my BFF (& husband) So this sweet Magnolia image fit perfect. I love the warm colors I was challenged with instead of the typical pink and red love colors. Today was such a beautiful & sunny day, I decided to take my pictures outside. People driving by might have thought what is that strange lady doing taking pictures of a.. a… Card? (doesn’t she have children to photograph?) LOL

            These are the challenges I am entering in

Pile it on blog Challenge – Love is in the air

Really Reasonable Ribbon – Heart Theme

Stampin for the weekend – Getting Warmed up (color)

Charisma cardz – Valentine’s or love

Colour create challenge – Lemon,Green, & White

Delightful Challenge – have a Heart

Eat Sleep Stamp – Sketch #115 ESS5115

Paper play challenge – Layer it up

Fussy & Fancy – Valentine with no pink or red

IMG_7014 Here you could see  glossy accent on shoes & sparkle on her dress


IMG_7015WOW that was fun … See you next time ~ Angela

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Think you had allot of laundry before?

There is nothing more surprising to a new mom, once she finds out just how much more a tiny tot could add. A friend of mine asked me to make a baby card for a co-worker of hers who is expecting. I do have other cute ideas to go with a new baby but laundry seems to be the most realistic. Maybe because I have two kids now, I can’t help but feel like it’s NEVER done.   Sorry new moms to be , that’s just the cold hard reality.  There are so many other wonderful things to look forward to with your new bundle.. Laundry umm not so much! So here’s my creationIMG_6942


I thought it’d be fun to play along & enter some challenges

I am entering in these card challenges:

Fussy and fancy – Mindy’s sketch

7Kidschallenge – Challenge yourself!

Wild Orchid- Sentiment

Pile it on challenge – Anything goes

Wee memories – Ribbon

Copic Creations – Something new and copics


F&F is Mindy's sketch that I used.

7kids is challenge yourself which I did by using a sketch, which is something a hardly do because it’s so challenging!

Copic creations- Something new is DSP


Supplies used: SU Ribbon, DSP by DCWV, Spellbinders rectangle scallop, and baby carriage die, cuddle bug dots emboss, Sentiment SU and stamp is from close to my heart, baby’s first yr.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cake Mouse

Wow I am really out doing myself here, posting 2 days in a row!! But I have to admit my homework hasn’t really gotten as intense as it soon will, which is why I was able to give my lonely blog some attention.

Can I just say how much I love cupcakes. Recently, I’ve gone head over hills for these perfect little treats. I’ve started dabbling in the art of making all sorts of decadent little gourmet cakes. It must be my cake boss alter ego getting the best of me. Anyway this lil guy (cupcake Henry) was stamped for me by my cyber buddy Jan. Thanks Jan, he sure is a cutie. 



I cant tell you how much I LOVE brown and pink together. I colored with my copics and made the cupcake look so yummy you’d want to eat it!  Here’s a closer look




Ink: Memento w/ Copics,

Paper: SU Chocolate chip card stock, Basic Grey Bittersweet.

Tools: SU Paper piercing tool, SU border punch, Nesties: Circle and scallop square.

Accessories: Seed beads, Stickles in Icicle, & Glossy accents

I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Have a Wonderful MLK day tomorrow. We’ll be at the beach :) See you soon. ~Angela

Saturday, January 15, 2011

For Tyla’s 12th

Hi friends, Is anyone still here? I know I pretty much abandoned my blog when school started. And I do apologize, bad Angela! I had no choice, it’s tough keeping up with so much to do and so little time. I really miss stamping and being crafty. But my priorities have changed, and school and my family come first. On the upside I got A’s in all 3 classes I was taking. Now there’s something worth celebrating. In addition to that worth cause of celebration, here’s one up on that. My Baby girl, My first born just turned 12. I can hardly believe how time has passed so fast. I long for the days I used to rock her to sleep in my arms. 

So here is the card I made for her. It represents my baby growing up. It’s a precious moments image and it’s so sweet just like her.


And a closer  look. I colored with copics and used stickles and glossy accents on the mirror and ribbon. All paper is SU and the ribbon was white, I colored it a matching green with my copics. SU punch and Spellbinders dies. If you want specifics e-mail me I’d be happy to share.


I had fun sharing and hope to be back soon! My best for 2011 to all my cyber friends. ~Angela