Sunday, December 05, 2010

I'm Back to Blogging!

Sorry for my extended absence from my blog. Life kinda got in the way and November was just a busy busy month.

My family and I went on a vacation to Singapore for 10 days and when we got back, I had to play catch up on all my club, workshop and UStamp commitments.

So, while I've been gone from the blogging world, I've made a few projects. One of which is my UStamp project and here is the sneak peek for that:

1st Ustamp project:

Holiday Headbands

If you would like to see the tutorial for this project, all you have to do is visit the Ustamp site and register for the event "Get a Jump on Your Jingle, Holiday Papercrafting 2010". There are over 40+ awesome tutorials for you to enjoy.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 2nd Ustamp project so watch out for it.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Starting Over

I have decided to come back to blogging. At first, I was just going to create another blog and let this one go but reading through my older posts, I couldn't bear to just delete it. So, I am starting over with this post and hope to post more often with some projects that I will be making using Stampin' Up products.

So....I will keep this short but sweet! I am back! So, check out for more posts soon.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just Because I Don't Want to Forget the Moment...

There's a lot going on in my life right now. I've been so busy with cleaning the house, with trying so come up with something to do to make extra money, with lots of different unfinished projects, laundry, visa paperwork and so on. In the midst of it all, I had forgotten to notice the big differences in my children. Not that I don't take care of them or don't pay much attention to them, but I just didn't notice how fast they were growing up. I guess it's just the Mommy in me that just want to keep thinking of them as my babies no matter how big they are getting.

Yesterday when I picked up Shawn from school I found him kneeling on the ground helping his friend to tie his shoe laces for him. This is his friend who is probably at least 4-5 inches taller than him but apparently can't tie his own shoe laces. As Shawn finished tying the shoelaces carefully (just the way Daddy taught him) , his friend said "thank you" and Shawn said "you're welcome". Seeing this little gesture made me so proud of my son because he was not ashamed to drop down on the ground to help his friend tie his shoe laces. When I was little, I thought tying shoe laces was so hard and when I learned to do it, I was so proud of myself. Seeing Shawn do it for a friend, made me realize how grown up he's getting. My baby is now turning out to be a really smart, polite and helpful little boy. I've always had people compliment me because of how well behaved my kids are but that little moment I witnessed was special to me and I wanted to write about it just so I don't ever forget...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Green Tangerines Garage Sale and other shopping finds!

Okay, I think I enjoy shopping way too much and this week, well, I shopped a lot. Mostly it's scrapbook related things.

An LSS 30 minutes away from my house called Green Tangerines had their very first garage sale this weekend in celebration of their first year anniversary. Well, I brought over some of my stuff to sell but I also went there on Saturday morning to shop. When I brought my stuff over last week, I saw a paper organizer/rack that was going to be sold for only $25 and I wanted that really badly since I have been trying to re-organize my space and needed something for my ever growing paper collection. They said I can't purchase it until the sale on Saturday so I tried to be there early. The store opened at 9:00a.m and I was there at 9:05 thinking it was early enough. Boy was I wrong! When I got there, there was already a lot of people browsing through 2 rooms full of scrapbook stuff. So, of course what I really came there for wasn't there anymore but I still managed to get quite a bit of stuff.

I got this Scrap-O-Dex for only $8.00. This is like a bigger version of a Rolodex. I've been wanting one but couldn't get myself to pay the retail price of about $24.99 (I think).

I got this set of 20 Stampin' UP cardstock with a matching stamp pad for only $3.00.

I got this Brand New Doodlebug acrylic stamp set for $3.00.

I got the MM Rub-ons for $1.00 and the Karen Russell Narratives clear tag set also for $1.00.

Also got these CTMH stamps for $1.00 each. The set of faces was still brand new. I thought they would be cute to have with the Paper Dolls Dress UP cartridge I bought last week for my Cricut Expressions.

I got all these really pretty Karen Russell Narratives Line overlays for only $1.00 each too. I got 6 pieces. I thought the playing cards one would be cute to cut up and use on my 7 Gypsies ATC Holder.

The best find that day was this ziplock bag full of embellishments for only $2.00. Just for the Bazzill with an Edge alone retails for $2.99. The Cloud9 Designs Epoxy Paper Clips retails for about $4.99. Then there's a KI Memories Gel Candy and Icicles Ice Candy and a whole lot more other stuff. I didn't really like the stickers that was included but oh well, I didn't care.

Also, when I dropped off the stuff I was selling, they had just gotten their shipment of the new Heidi Swapp papers and of course I had to get some. I was scared that if I waited till I get my credit from the garage sale that the ones I want will be gone so I bought it that day. They even let me take the papers straight from the plastic wrapping since they weren't on the floor yet.

Here are a couple pictures of the stuff I bought that day. I also bought some MME journaling tags and a KaiserKraft wooden Floral Hanging Keepsake. I have been wanting these papers since I saw a preview of them from CHA. I was so happy to be able to finally get them.

Another happy purchase was this Becky Fleck Sketch Book that I got at Beverly's Crafts. I was able to get it with my 50% off coupon so I only paid $12.50 for it. I was never really a sketch book person and when it comes to books, I always want to see them in person first before I buy them just so I know if it's really something that I would want. I have heard and read a lot of great things about this book and so when I saw it, I just knew I had to get it and looking through it the other day, I just know it will be something I'll use often. I really like it. It comes with little flash cards with sketches on it and a layout she made using the sketch on the back of the card and it also comes with a little box to put the cards in. If you like sketches, this is the book to get. I think I like it more than the Becky Higgins Sketch book.

Oh, and how could I forget my new shoes!!! I'm loving the color of these. It's my favorite color, PINK. I actually got this from the kids section at Mervyns. I'm usually a size 7 on womens but this is a size 5 from the kids department and they fit pretty good. Price tag : $12.99. Not too bad, huh?

Well, that's all folks! This has been such a looooong post. I'm just so happy with these cute stuff I found. Don't know if getting them at a great deal was what makes me happier. I just love shopping and getting stuff at bargain prices is just great!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Antique Store Find

I went to an antique store last weekend with my husband. I wanted to look for some buttons because I heard that antique stores are a good place to find really nice ones. Anyway, they had a bin full of buttons in little ziplock baggies. I bought 3 for $.50 each.

My favorite baggie is the ones that had these really cute buttons:

And my favorite button out of all of them is this cute little Snoopy button. Isn't he cute?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Recent Favorite Pictures

Haven't been updating my blog lately so I thought I should post some of my most recent favorite pictures from last week.

My camera was broken for a little while and I had to get it fixed through Best Buy. I am so thankful we got the warranty for it. I got it back last week and used it again last weekend and took a whole bunch of pictures. We had an Easter Egg Hunt in our community and the kids had lots of fun. Here are my favorite ones...

It's so hard to actually have a nice family picture with all of us smiling so I really like this one.

My husband finally took a great picture of me and my kids that i like.

Loving these pictures with each of my babies....

Me and my hubby...

Loving these pictures of Shawn. The sky was so blue, it was such a nice background. He looks so grown up though. I'm still getting used to the fact that he is now 7 years old.

She kept posing like this and saying "Cute Girl"...

Monday, March 03, 2008

My Little Princess

Just a quick blog update with some pictures of my little Princess. She just finished taking a bath and when her Daddy asks her what she wants to wear, she picked her Belle Princess Dress that my aunt gave her last year. It was supposed to be her Halloween costume but it was still too big on her at the time so she wore it for half the day posing like a princess most of the time.