Thursday, May 19, 2011


I have been subscribing to Studio Calico kits for a few years now and I always just love all their kits. This is a page I made with their May 2011 kit. I had been waiting a long time to scrap this photo of my friends that came to visit me in the Bay Area when I got my endowment from Arizona and Utah. These friends are my earthly angels and I will love them forever!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sardegna 2010 Mini Album

Hello everyone...miss me much?!

Well, I have started teaching classes and doing workshops again for Stampin'Up so I have been creating up a storm but mostly with Stampin'Up products so I almost always update my other blog on a regular basis ( and just don't have much time to keep this blog updated as much.

I wanted to share a mini album I finished a little while ago featuring my week's vacation in Sardinia, Italy this past summer. Here's the slideshow of the album.

I used a hodgepodge of goodies I had from Stampin'Up to Hambly to BasicGrey and a few others. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Wishes!!!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a fabulous holiday!!! And I also hope for a wonderful new year 2011 to all my family, friends and blog readers.

I made these last minute tags yesterday....I am finally done with all the homemade goodies and they have all been given thankful it's over!!!

Also, I just finished posting my very first video tutorial on my Stampin'Up blog so check it out if you have a moment HERE

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Layout Sneek Peek

I just posted a new layout in my Stampin'Up's a little peek. You will need to visit to see the full layout and details.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Help with Printing???

I am having issues printing exactly what I see on my screen to my printer. The colors are never the same and I can't seem to figure out what is wrong.The pictures show my Photoshop settings and my printer settings. I have a mac laptop, Photoshop CS2 and an Epson R1800. I always print on Epson paper so I know that my paper is not the issue. Can anyone help me out?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


To see how to get these little guys for FREE and for a wreath project that I made please visit my Stampin'Up blog at

Monday, November 1, 2010

School 2010 Layout

Without further's the school layout of the first day of school. I used some new stuff and old stuff I had been coveting for a while...

Matteo started 2nd grade and Elisa started 1st's amazing how fast these little ones are growing...I can hardly pick them up anymore.

Paper is from Webster's Pages and cardstock is all Stampin'Up. Brads and ribbon are from Stampin'Up. Stamps are from Fontwerks (really miss that company) and PapertreyInk.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

School Layout - Sneek Peek

I just wanted to post a sneek peek of a layout I will be posting tomorrow...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Peek - Fall Layout 2010

I just posted a few pics in my Stampin'Up blog of a new layout I finished yesterday morning...I have a sneek peek in this blog but if you click HERE you'll see more detailed pics and full supply list.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bind-It-All Fall Project

Ok...remember I told you that I took a BIA class? This is one of the projects we made...a little 4X4 album. I really enjoyed making this little book; it was my first time at using corrugated board (which I am in love with now) and finally breaking in my Hambly rub-ons.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bind-It-All Guide

This is my beloved Bind-It-All Guide. I have had this machine for a while now but I really needed help in figuring out how to use it properly so I took this amazing online class from Nan Natuzo and she made us all make a wonderful and useful guide to help us bind our projects perfectly every time!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friends Layout

This is a page I made a couple of days can see more detailed pics and supplies in my Stampin'Up blog HERE (

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Elisa's 6th Birthday Invitation

Hello blogland,

I have been busy just settling in our new place, organizing the house (especially the new scrap room), driving the kids at different events, working out (finally after a year of laziness) and playing around with my scrap/stamp goodies.

Oh...and Elisa's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and, as always, I made the party invitations. I used a plethora of new things I had bought over the last few months. The ribbon pulls up to reveal the party details.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunshine Award

My really good friend Michelle from California sent me this award the other day totally catching me off guard. I've not been really good at posting lately...most of you know about my third move of the year and the flood so I am not going into any additional details.

Here is the award that Michelle gave me:

This award had some rules attached:

1) Put the award on your Blog

2) Pass the award on to other bloggers who bring sunshine into your life

3) Link the Nominees in your post

4) Let them know you nominated them by leaving a comment on their blog

5) Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award

So here is my list of some people who bring sunshine to my life:

1. Giovanna Irde (but I always call her Gio')...can't wait to meet her face to face this summer
2. Serena Aratri (the happy stamper; check out her stamps at Impronte D'Autore)
3. Sabrina Rovatti (currenty living in Switzerland but a gypsy just like me)
4. Anthonette Chavez (also in California but never met in person...can you believe that?)
5. Joanne Travis (in rainy Seattle and you would never know that from all the bright and wonderful goodies she creates)
6. Brandi Wiggins (probably doesn't even know she brings sunshine in my life with all her inspiring works of art)

So while I'm here posting, I thought I would share a few things:

Here's the beginning of my new scraproom

Here's a Maya Road prize I won last month:

And here are a few last purchases:

Hope you will all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Gift

I just posted some pics of one of my hand-made gifts in my Stampin'Up blog HERE...this is just a sneek peek:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm still Here!!!

Yes...over two months since my last blog. You see, Stampin'Up has given demonstrators new agreements (which I did sign) and I needed to take some time to figure out what I could post or not post without violating the "new" rules. here's some new eye candy for you all. As per the new rules, all I can say that it was done with some PapertreyInk and BasicGrey stuff (all cardstock by Stampin'Up)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lattice Sizzix Bigz Die Project

I posted a new card in my Stampin'Up blog HERE using some colors I rarely use.

Here's a little peek of part of my card:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Goodbye Summer

I just posted a few pictures of a mini album I made for my dad's birthday...very summery!!!

Here's a picture of the front of the album is a very interactive see the rest of the pics go check out my Stampin'Up blog

Happy Fall!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


My friend Gio' surprised me with this a few weeks ago and I was really taken by surprise and well, she just made me smile from ear to ear. It took me this long to post it here but nonetheless, I wanted to pass it along to a good friend of mine Serena.

I have built a very strong friendship with these two women even though I met them online and spoke to them on skype only so far...I feel as close to them as I would any other close friend here...they have made my life a little brighter!!!

On a side note, I just wanted to let you know that I have been on a shopping spree this summer and purchased a few goodies for my crafting.

The big purchase is this:

I had been researching various computerized die cut machines and I decided to get this one primarily because of all the great reviews and resources I have been able to find. I bought mine for $269 (free shipping/tax) and it included a 12x12 mat, two cartridges and a spatula at OhMyCrafts (if you can not see this deal there, they have an ebay store and that is where I got mine).

Here's the Cricut Cutting Guide for different materials:I also have found that the SCAL software will allow me to cut anything I want (any font and any image from my computer, yes even a mac) can go to youtube and check out this lady to get all the info and tutorials (she's absolutely amazing) and even though I have found this software for $7 less, I have decided to buy from her because she took the time to inform everyone about this program

My other awesome purchase which I am expecting to receive this week is this:

I will be cutting corners on my wood sheets from Stampin'Up as well as chipboard so I am super excited. I got mine for really cheap for $16.95 (free shipping/tax) HERE

Martha Stewart had come out with some great border/corner combination punches. I used my 40% coupon from Michael's to get this:

You can see a video of this punch in action as well as download a guide for it on this amazing BLOG

Etsy has been one of my favorite stores and even though I do not make many purchases from there, I could not hold back and order this:

I got this beauty from the NothingElegant store

Hope this info. and eye candy was useful for some of you....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Playful Girl Layout

Here's a new layout I did a little while ago using some scraps of papers I had left over from a previous layout as well as a test paper I did with my new glimmer mists.

Stamps: Four Dolls (Hero Arts), KOTM Foam Stamps (CK Media), Just Perfect Alphabet (Stampin'Up)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke & Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (Stampin'Up), Background (Scenic Route), watercolor paper
Ink: Black acrylic paint (Ranger), Craft White, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry (Stampin'Up)
Embellishments: ribbon (unknown), pins (Fancy Pants), thickers (American Craft), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Calendar Label (Elle's Studio), Suede, Olive, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels), Fanciful Stencils (Tattered Angels)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009


I have been a busy bee in my craft room lately. I had finally received some new goodies from the brand new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin'Up and was inspired to make some projects.

Here's a little see the full projects go check out my Stampin'Up blog HERE

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Monday, July 13, 2009


Here's a new mini album I created using Paula Goff's tutorial. I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it and I had to create my own quickly. I used some wonderful Stampin'Up papers and I just ran with it....

Here's a new mini album I created using Paula Goff's tutorial. I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it and I had to create my own quickly. I used some wonderful Stampin'Up papers and I just ran with it....

Monday, June 15, 2009

My Elisa is Turning 5

So I have had these invitations done for a while now and wanted to let you guys see them...more pictures and information can be seen in my Stampin'Up blog HERE

My daughter is turning 5 and I have made her birthday invitations since her very first birthday party. I really have been missing that Wild Wasabi that green.