Thursday, September 1, 2011

A few more cards

Here are a few more cards I've made. Mostly using scraps!! I'm totally into the banner action mode right now. I downloaded them from 2peas, printed and cut them out. Thanks for passing by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello again!

HI Everyone!!

Wow, has it really been over ONE year since my last post. I totally dropped the ball on this blog as well as any crafting. This past year has been one filled with many trials, but alongside that, it was also filled with much more joys. My niece came to live with us for a year turning us into a family of 6! WOW, it was interesting to say the least. She was a freshmen in highschool, so I had kidlets ranging from preschool to highschool. Three different schools, 4 sets of homework, many different after school activities, etc, etc. I'm sure most of you know the meaning of "etc, etc..."

When summer finally came around, I was able to relax and found some creativity. I haven't scrapped any layouts yet, but I have done bunches of other things. I'm still doing lots of cards, here are a few I've made. I have many more and I'll post those in a few days. These are all made from scraps. I'm trying to use up the plethora of goodies I have before buying anything new.

Thanks so much for stopping by...again :)

I will try to post regularly! I have been crafting so much and have lots to share!!

Take care!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Color Me Miki August kits!!

You guys are in for a real treat at Color Me Miki...the August kits are UP!!! Terri is featuring 3 kits this month and they are packed, perfect for summer, and each kit is has a great price. I was lucky enough to have 2 kits to play with this month. First up is the main kit, Summer Coolin', featuring Pink Paislee's Bayberry Collection mixed with Prima, Hambly, and Glitz. Mostly everything you see on the layouts are from the kit. I only added the little October Afternoon letters from the mini-kit, Summer Relaxin'
Summer Coolin' -- $25

I was very excited to start on our vacation photos from the Philippines.

This is the place we stayed when were in Tacloban City, Leyte. I love how these 4 kidlets get along so well! I love these flowers! I used the Pink Paislee Cottage Pleats and curved it into a circle. I used glue dots to hold it down and added the button from the Summer Relaxin' kit.

This was taken on Day 3 at Ate Helen's resort, Villa Irma Grace. We were in the water...ALL.DAY.LONG! We didn't realize until the next day how burned we all were. We did put sunscreen every few hours, but jumped right back in the ocean...must have washed off! The water was perfect. It kept us cool when it was so hot, then it kept us warm when it got breezy in the evening.

Finally, just a bunch of pictures from the beach.

Gosh, looking back at these pictures makes me miss the Philippines so much. It was wonderful to be with family, just relaxing and hanging out.'s back to reality...working, fixing up the house, and school in a couple days! ACKKK!!
Thanks so much for passing by. I've neglected this blog for a while, but I do have lots to share. I'll get the layouts with the other kit I worked on up soon!!

Take care and have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm back...I'm back!!

Hello everyone! I'm finally back after being on vacation for the past 5 weeks....yes....5 WEEKS! I've never been gone that long, but it's so good to be back home. Since we've been home, we've been doing lots of home projects...painting, replacing the screen door, replacing the kitchen faucet, and mostly reorganizing the garage! I'm exhausted, but we still have plenty to do...

I also realized I never posted my June projects from Color Me Miki!! Here is the fabulous kit...I love the Prima flowers and esp the pearls!!

Unfortunately I was only able to complete 2 layouts before we left. I did make some teachers gifts, but didn't get a chance to take pictures :( It was really CRAZY the last few weeks before our trip!

First up is Baby, this kid is super cute!! Our friends from LA spent a few days with us last March. Ethan is the newest member of their family...

And here is a layout with pictures from our friend's visit. Every trip to SF requires a view of the bridge!

That's all I've got for now. I do have some older layouts that I have not posted..I'll get those up soon. AND....I've also got the August and September Color Me Miki kits!! I still need to do July, but I'm itchin' to play with August :)

Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Happy Mommy DAY!!

This is a bit belated, but I wanted to wish you all a....

Yes, I still call my mom...Mommy! I love her so much and am so thankful for all she does for me and our family....always!

Here are some cards I created for Mother's Day. One was sent to my Mother-In-Law and the other was for my mom. For the circle card, I used one of the die cuts that came in the kit. I mounted it on a 6x6 card made from the cardstock in the kit. Then I trimmed around the die cut, making sure to leave a length of fold at the top. I used scraps for the card and some misc. embellies from past kits. Flowers, stickles, and ink from my stash.

And some layouts..... OMG, this kid is so cute! He really is the heartbreaker in the family. Maybe it's because he's the baby, but I love how sweet he is (but only to me!) He'll just come up to me with hugs, kisses, and lots of love! But he sure is the most mischievous one for sure! The light blue background with journaling is from the die cuts packaging.

Have you gotten into the banner craze yet? I did with this kit and I need MORE! Different things going on in this layout. The frame that goes over the photo, all the circular action, and I cut out "springtime" from the background paper to give some depth. Other than that, pretty simple, just a bunch of papers and stickers...

Final layout for today....Jasmin and Sami. They've been friends since Jasmin was born. Sami is a year older than Jasmin, but I love how close they are. Sami rode with us during the car ride to SF. They seriously chatted the WHOLE time! It was really cute, esp since they only see each other a couple times a year since she lives in LA.

This is all for now. I've got one more post using the Color Me Miki May kit. Guess what....soon I'll have in my hands the June kit!! I can't wait to get started.
Oh, in other news...about 1 more month to go before our huge mega Philippines vacation! I can't believe it's almost time. I've been going super speed mode in scrapping Holy Land pictures...LOL. I'm ALMOST done!! I've got 1 more tourist day and the last pictures at the airport. I won't scan all of them, but I do have a few favorites. I'll share those with you soon..
Thanks so much for visiting, TAKE CARE :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Color Me Miki--May kit--Alterations!

Hello May!! It's so nice to see all the sunshine and warmth we've had the past few days. No sight of rain in the near future...woohoo!! May's kit from Color Me Miki is perfect to go with those sunshine filled days! This kit is filled to the brim with 10+ sheets of paper from Prima, Little Yellow Bicycle, and October Afternoon. Embellies include FULL packs from LYB, Sassafrass, and OA...alphabet not pictured, but it's sooo pretty!

I was able to bust out a bunch of projects from this kit....6 layouts and 4 cards...and I still have more scraps left over. And you know me, I use the patterned papers as my background, and I still worked it...LOL! I love this kit...swoon.....

Let's get on with the show :) First up a card. At this point I was running out of letters so we needed to figure out some words! Worked out well since Jasmin has a bunch of classmates turning 7 this year! I added the brad and chipboard frame from previous kits and buttons and ink from my stash.

I had so much fun making those roses. The yellow and blue are from the ribbon pack. But the pink one was a strip of patterned paper. I crinkled the heck out of it then rolled it up. I am so in love with the banner action. Makes all the layouts look so festive! I added gems and ink from my stash.

And the last one for today....I'm totally going through all our pictures from our time at SF. So many fun and inspiring photos! I was running out of "y" at this point. The "h" was perfect upside down! Flowers and brads and buttons from previous kits, gems and ink from my stash.

There you have it. But that's not all!! I have MORE layouts and cards for you....Lots and lots of scrappy goodness...woohoo! Thank you so much for passing by. Enjoy your day :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Anniversay Heintjelyn!!

I can't believe it's been 12 years! Time sure has flown by....
Here's to another 12 times 12 years...I love you, babe!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nazareth and Caesarea

I can't believe we leave for the Philippines in less than 2 months!! I'm starting to really stress out and become anxious. We'll be gone for 5 weeks...ack!! Never in my life have I been gone from home for so long. Even when we were younger going to the PI we would be gone for 4 weeks max!! Thank goodness for the internet! At least I could still use email and pay bills..LOL.

This brings me to my next project...I really want to get the Holy Land pictures scrapped already. I do a few, then stop, then do a few...then stop! It funny, when I first started scrapping them, I used practically every picture. Now I'm throwing out more and more! And the pages are not as's all about getting it done! LOL...

I'm not too fond of this layout at all. I think the pictures are not that great (indoors) and it just didn't motivate me. We (magpoc family) didn't get off the bus for this town. We were so tired and I wanted the kids to rest a while, it was a bit of a walk to get to the church. Here is Nazareth. The town where Jesus grew up!

The final stop for the day was Caesarea. It was once a thriving port on the edge of the Mediterranean. Here is our big group! I can't find Jordan in the picture though :(

Since I couldn't find Jordan in the last picture, I highlighted him in this picture...LOL. So glad he went for it...what a great photo op! This layout was made for a challenge from Scrapping Spot. Shawn, who hosts Nuts About Sketches, created this cool sketch. I can't find it on her blog, but it's posted at The Scrapping Spot. I changed it up a bit and used a bunch of scraps!!

Okay, that's it for now!! I made a card this past weekend, but gave it away before I had a chance to scan it...dang, I liked it, too! LOL. I also have another layout to scan....time, oh dear sweet time, where art thou??

Take care everyone!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Color Me Miki and Willow Traders...

I have been a scrappin' fool lately. I've been in withdrawals with all the busyness of life. I started a temp job that requires me to work 5-11pm! Sometimes even later if it's busy. I'll be missing TV time with hubs and scrapping time with me :) Most of all, I'll be missing the nightime routine with the kids...homework, dinner, baths, and bedtime. I think Joey is having a hard time with the adjustment. Jasmin doesn't like it either, but she's dealing with it. And Jordan...well, he's 10, he's not that interested in me as much as the other two...LOL.

Anyway, I've created a card and a couple layouts. These are all made from Color Me Miki scraps. I still have so much from her kits even though I bust out a bunch of layouts and cards each month. They are so packed and at such a great price!! I'm really leaning toward getting the Going Cute kit from March. I love the banners!! Check out all the great layouts Terri created with the kit. Dang...LOVE it! are some projects.... First up a simple card. I think most of my cards look similar! Oh well, at least I got some scraps used up :)

This layout was created for an April THAW challenge over at Willow Traders, spell out a number. I didn't have anymore "s", so I used "z". Pretty cheezy :)

Finally, this was based on a sketch challenge. Used a bunch of scrap pieces for this layout.

I did a couple more layouts last night since I couldn't sleep. I think I was up until 2am. Hopefully I can get used to this temp job. Man, by the time I get home at 11pm and take a shower, I'm WIRED!! I toss and turn for a few hours. Last night I decided to scrap. At least I got something done...LOL! I'll be posting more after I add some journaling and scan them.

Thanks so much, everyone! Hope you are having a great spring day :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Willow Traders--April THAW

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm so happy to see the challenges up again at Willow Traders. They started this type of set up last year...THAW...THree A Week...meaning 3 challenges will be posted per week. And they are doing it again...woohoo! I won't be able to scrap as much as I'd like since I'm starting that temp job at the bank soon, but I'm glad they post the challenges at the same time. This way I can scrap when I get a chance.

I snuck in some time last night while the boys went to Costco and Jasmin and I were crafting. I managed to get 2 layouts done :) Both these layouts are done with scraps from all the past Color Me Miki kits I have. I've been on the Design Team since Dec. 2008. Even though I scrap so many layouts, cards, and projects with her kits, I still have loads left over. I decided to go through them and use it up!!

This is THAW #1--it was based on a sketch. These pictures are still coming from our Sunday lunch back in Feb....

This is THAW #3--recycle something. Back in January I completed some challenges over at The Scrapping Spot. One of the ladies sent over a RAK, Vera...all the way from Guam! She included a piece of cardboard so the stickers and such would not bend. I decided to use it for this layout. "Epic," Jordan says it all the time! I even had him do the journaling :)

Today we are heading over to SF after work. I'm hoping to get some more time later tonight to scrap. It was sooo fun! Thanks for passing by :)