Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tell your friend Veronica It's time to celebrate Hanukkah

Man does time fly! Especially at Christmas time! OMG it seems like it was just Thanksgiving and Christmas is only like 7 days away! AGH!

I am doing a bit better. It is so not as bad as it was. I still get vertigo but only when I look at things that move and when I walk. Much better then almost every min of the day that is for sure! So I have hope it is on the mend. Thanks for all your kind words and well wishes. They mean a lot to me.

We did manage to get our tree up and decorated...Well my kids did anyway lol! I have pics that I need to edit but you know how that goes.

Before I got sick I started this page at a crop my cousin and I went to. I had it all layed out but didn't glue anything down. So I decided to get it out yesterday and glue it all down. Some old stash stuff on this page.

This is my aunt. I love her very much and am lucky to call her my aunt.

Thanksgiving was nice. I felt like crap but it was nice. I went to see my cousins and aunt and snapped this pic of my little turkey head. My cousins boy Markie. He is such a doll.

We took the kids to see Santa at the bass pro shop that just opened up in Manteca...OMG! That place is freakin huge and insane! I mean the kids were hypnotized by all the cool stuff to look at. They had a station to write a letter to Santa and a red ryder shooting range for the kids and crafts table. All free! It was awesome.

Aeden sending his letter to santa.

Aria writing a letter to santa.

My daughter Raven went to her 2nd dance. She looked so beautiful. My little girl is growing so fast. She makes me feel so old. I'm 31 and she is 13 sheesh!

My hubs took me to so see Nothing like the Holidays..It was cute. I liked it and we also seen 4 Christmases. FUNNY!

I have lost 100 lbs now and am on my 6 month. I'm hoping to lose 20 more this month but I don't think that is gonna happen. Man the holidays are hard. So much good food I cant have.

We had some sad news last night. One of your babies (cats) got hit by a car in front of our house. He wasn't even 1 years old yet. My kids cried so hard. My son Rowan said " Why did he have to die in December this is suppose to be a happy time." I felt so bad. I had just went out and put the lights on and he was loving on me. I picked him up and hugged him and said he was getting so big. He was such a sweet cat. I told my kids he is in heaven keeping grandma Linda's lap warm and telling her how wonderful they all were. SIGH.

Well I think that is pretty much it. I am working on RVK stuff and hope to get it done today or tmw. Hope your holidays are going smoothly!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'll be so blue just thinking about you

I wish I could say I was relaxing all this week. Taking a break from blogging and Internet life, scrapbooking and just plain anything. Sadly that is not why I haven't been around. Last week I started feeling strange. Everything around me was spinning. It was like I was on a tea cup ride and couldn't get off. I was miserable! I thought maybe I had a vitamin deficiency but after a few days it wouldn't go away so I finally went to the hospital fri night. Turns out I have a virus called BPPV. I guess it is common but in most people it isn't constant. Mine is constant 24/7 vertigo. I cant get up to put my tree up, I can barely sit at this computer and type. They tell me it can take a month to go away. UGH! I am trying to get past it and walk slow not stand up for to long blah blah that kind of stuff. If I don't move my eyes or head then I am ok. I am pretty bummed because I have so much I wanted to do. My RVK is coming any day now and I have such big plans for it...Kerry Lynn has a class in freemont on sat I was going to go to now I doubt it because well I cant drive lol! I miss that girl. I need to decorate the inside of my house and tree and clean and do mojo agh!

Anyway there are worse things that could happen to me or someone I love so I am thankful that it isn't one of those things and that this could go away. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving and are getting your shopping done early this year...I know I m not lol!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I know this room I've walked this floor

Ok so I was playing around trying to take a new pic for Mojo and it didnt turn out how i wanted but I still love this one. It is hard to take a pic of yourself with one hand and get your glitter stash straight lol!

BTW Thanks girls for all the feedback on the banner. I now want to make one for Christmas but I am sure you will all be sick of looking at banners lol! I want to take that one down and start decorating for Christmas already. How bad is that? I hate when people rush Christmas but this year it is me! Bahh humbug!

I even have been watching Christmas shows. Here is my Christmas show check list.

A Christmas Story *you'll shoot your eye out kid!*
A Christmas Vacation
A Claymation Christmas
Garfield's Christmas
A Mickey's Christmas Carol
A Muppet's Christmas Carol
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer (the old one I have the box set with frosty and Santa clause is coming to town oh and little drummer boy)
Jingle All The Way
Deck The Halls
White Christmas *Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye*
Holiday Inn *Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire*
emmitt otter's jug band Christmas
The Santa Clause 1,2 & 3
Fred Clause

I watched The Perfect Holiday (not that great), This Christmas (pretty good!) and Surviving Christmas (not bad). Got any movies that you must see this time of year?

On to scrap stuff. I had a pile of about 10 layouts that were almost finished. I would set them aside and then forget about them. Last night I decided to finish up some of them. Here they are.

My cousins great grandmother...Her name was LUCY FUR! Say it fast...Yeah sad! LOL!

My sister Janna. She is so crazy. I love scrappin her pics. I'm not thrilled with these pages but they are ok.

AGh blogger is making me so mad! It is turning half of my images on it's side! WTF?! I have to upload to flickr then shrink them down...I figured it out tho so now they are all the same size. WOOT!

Look at this!

YUM!!!! RVK of course.

Mojo is up. I really like it. Something very personal. I hope you all will join in on the fun. My lovely friend Theresa is our guest! She is rad.

Some of you may or may not know that I had gastric bypass about 5 months ago. I have lost 90 lbs so far. As I was going thru this weight loss journey and even before, I realized I was a addict. Yes I was and am addicted to food. Food I feel is the biggest "drug" out there and the hardest to kick. I mean a heroin addict doesn't have to give up half of his addiction. You don't tell them hey you cant shoot up a whole needle only half! Food you have to have every day for the rest of your life. I have learned to work thru my addiction and live with my addiction so I can be healthy and live longer. My statement is "your" not alone, this IS an addiction and we all struggle but we will get through it no matter what yours may be.

I started my Christmas light today...Hopefully will have them all up by wed!

Hope your week turns out wonderfully!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Well I refuse, I refuse

I have completed my creations finally! I went to a crop last Friday night with my cousin and started the banner. I finished it a few days ago but then decided I wanted it a different way. I took it apart and re-arranged it. Like it much better now. Tell me what one you like best?

Fireplace banner or door banner (bottom). I personally like the door banner. Here is what it looks like on my door.

I want to do a garland type thing on the top of my door too. I think that will complete the look I have in my head. The banner was really fun to make. We go on walks every night and my son and I found those pine cones and sticks. When I think thanksgiving I think rustic. There is a tutorial for the banner up on the RVK blog. Go check it out. If you make a banner pls link it for me so I can leave ya some love.

I did other creations too with the kit.

My daughter Aria eating a cupcake. I love this pic and I love the colors of these papers!

That was me I believe in 82ish. Christmas time. Watching something one of my older cousins was doing.

My MIL and SIL. Love this old pic even tho you can barely tell what it is. Not really feeling this page...Maybe I'll take it apart and do it over. Hmmm...

My grandfather, mom and her cousin. I love how my grandpa has that Tom Selleck stash.

I really had no idea where this thing was going when I started it lol! I just knew it was going to be a wall plaque. Well that's what it turned out to be ha!

Ok so as I promised a mini tutorial on how to do the wall plaque above. First I traced my black oval paper on my chipboard sheet. I then cut about a inch out with my pinking shears to give it that boarder. I covered it with white glue and then immediately painted it with the brown (crackle technique). Glued my black paper to the brown painted chipboard. I used the green pp in the kit with the hambly rub on. pop dot the title to the plaque then added my leaves and buttons. Punch holes in the top for ribbon. Tied a knot at the end of the ribbon then threaded it thru the hole. Looped it over then stitched and glued it to the back of the chipboard. I added yellow stitched X's on the front to give it some decoration. I also glimmer misted my yellow leaf to mute the color. The "give" alphas look a little pink in the pic but irl are red. Find a fav stick to hang on and viola you have a nifty little thanksgiving plaque you can easily make with the kids!

Long enough post? Hahaha! Hope you all are having a wonderful fall!


Monday, November 10, 2008

She says I am the one

Short and sweet.

Working on RVK stuff.

Tutorial coming soon.

Playing LBP.

Passed it.

Creating my own level.

Kind of excited Christmas is coming!



How bout you?


Monday, November 3, 2008

Teach me how to lie

Where have I been?? I feel like it has been a long time since I blogged. I know it hasn't been THAT long but still. I have been watching scary movies. I need to get them off my DVR. How was your Halloween?

I went to a Halloween crop with my cousin. We played games and they had pizza...That was hard not to eat the whole slice. I just picked the topping off and ate it. I am sure people thought I was a freak lol! Oh well.

Did you see the RVK sneak? Man when Rachel sent that to me I about died! It was that good lol! Take a look for yourself.

Man I know I say this every time but I really cant wait to get my hands on that kit!

Some more horror movies.

Mirrors- Scare~ † Story~ †† Pretty good flick. Best part was when the sister died. Pretty gruesome.

1408- Scare~ †† Story~ ††† I really liked this movie. I know its older but I hadn't seen it. Made me jump once or twice.

The beast within_ Scare~ † Story~ † Ok well uhhh yeah this is hella old school. Kinda cheese.

House of Usher- Scare~ † Story~††† So this is a remake of a older movie and also it is a Edgar Allen Poe story made into a movie. I am a huge Edgar fan.

Subterano- Scare~ † Story~†† Interesting movie but not great.

Wicked Little Things- Scare~ †† Story~ †† Zombie children eek!

Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield- Scare~ † Story~ †† I love movies about the real serial killers. This one was ok. I didn't think the guy who played Ed was a good match. It was kind of a love story more then a story about a deranged serial killer. I always think they should go into why these guys do what they do.

Well that is all for me. I gotta go work on my Mojo project and clean my desk and get ready for that fab kit from RVK. Woot!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I have no space, no room to move around...

and this box is getting smaller, I'm trying to get out. How did I get so far from where i was? when did I decide to lose my way? Who have I become?"...Have you heard that song? New Low by MC Rut..Great song. It is on my playlist if you wanna have a listen. Around one of the last songs.

Well I am feeling a little better. I have been losing weight again. 72 pounds so far. I have been going on walks twice a night. Once with the kids and once when hubs gets home from school. My little one grabbed a big leaf off the ground and was carrying it around. I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said he was going to take it home and jump on it so he could hear it crunch. I thought that was so cute. He did just that too. Once we hit the porch he put it down ever so gently and then jumped up in the air and landed on the leaf. He did that about 10 times till it crunched never more! HAHAHA! Silly boy.

I have almost all my stuff for the magazine done. Did I mention they are looking for talent to publish? Come on girls submit! I haven't seen any of you do it yet. I know I have a talented bunch of online friends so get on it! Make sure to put Marie Ramirez somewhere on there when you do. You have till NOV 1ST.

OHHOHOHOHOH I'm so excited Dina's class started today! YAY! I just gotta go get some gesso so I can do my "Homework". If I had that kind of homework in school I would been a straight A student hehe! Seriously all she is freakin talented beyond words. If you are taking the class let me know! Then we can sit together *wink*.

I posted the new Mojo challenge. I made something kind of weird. It is a diorama and on the sheet music is typed the legend of Bloody Mary. She was a witch that was stealing the little girls youth to make her look young again. They ended up hanging her and she cursed anyone who said her name in a dark mirror. That was one of my childhood legends/ghost stories that I was scared of. I never would say it and even to this day I wont. I don't scare easily believe me but that is some stuff you just don't mess with lol!

I bought those tiny lights at big lots one year. I didn't know what I was going to use them for but I knew it had something to do with scrappin. I also used the maya roads tin for the case. I don't think it is done yet but we will see.

TIP: For the tree I first painted it purple then let it dry. After it was dry I used ordinary white glue painted that on and then immediately painted over that with black. That's what gives it the crackle effect. CHEAP and EASY! Learned that in my crafting days for furniture and picture frames. The reason why it looks white on the trunk is i also used diamond glaze over that and it wasn't dry when I took the pic...

Ok last but not least my scary movie list.Here are the movies I have been watching this October.Based on 0-5 stars.

The cradle- Scare~ story~*
This movie was weird and well weird. If you have nothing else to watch then watch it.

Reeker- Scare~* Story~** 1/2
Now remember it takes a lot to scare me. The story was very interesting. I really liked the end. Worth watching.

Mortuary- Scare~** Story~***
I liked the story. Very different. I would watch it again.

Dark Ride- Scare~* 1/2 Story~**
The end was weird and lame. The rest was ok.

The ROOST- Scare~* Story~*
OK This was pretty lame. Not a big fan of this one. It is about bats...Yeah cgi bats.

Dead Birds- Scare~** Story~***
I really liked this movie. I would watch it again. Very very interesting and creepy. The end was pretty cool. Western setting back in the civil war era.

Wind Chill- Scare~** Story~***
This was a cool concept. In fact I haven't seen it done like this before. Really liked the story.

The Strangers- Scare~*** Story~***
I loved this movie. Something about reality scares the SH*& out of me! The people in this movie were messed up! Mental torture. Seriously a good movie.

Dead One- Scare~1/2 Story~**
This has Wilbur valderama in it. Neat story but it wasn't a strong scary movie for me. Worth watching tho if you like day of the dead stories.

Brutal- Scare~* Story~**
This one was interesting. Little cheese but interesting.

The fog- Scare~** Story~***
Again I loved this movie. It was pretty neat. The end was sooo wrong!

SAW 4- Scare~* Story~**
I like these movies for the gore factor and the genius torture devices. I mean come on you gotta hand it to the creator of these things!

I know I have watched more but I forgot to write the names down. I have a ton on my dvr to watch so there will be more. Oh yes there will be lol!

Share some scary movies with me that you think are worth watching. To me all scary movies are worth watching so share away!

I also watched other movies this weekend. Don't mess with the Zohan...FUNNY! Lake View Terrace- AWESOME! Loved this movie. Iron Man- Ok I'm sure you all have seen it but it was wicked great! I hope they do another one. I have Love Guru waiting, Run Fat Boy Run, forgetting Sarah Marshall, Grace is gone and What happens IN Vegas...Oh did I mention I seen Baby's mama? OMG that was sooo good. Ok enough with the movies lol!

Hope you all are enjoying fall and its fabulous colors!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jane says have you seen my wig around?

So I am finally gonna blog my RVK creations. I just haven't been feeling like blogging. That roller coaster is still going strong. BLAH! Oh well on with life. Here is what I did with the fab kit Rachel put together. Did I mention I ♥ her? Well I do. hehehe!

I have tons of pics of the banner on my Flickr if you want to see close ups and what not. I love the skull beads and the plastic Halloween rings I used on the tail.

Me and my cousin Lisa (who passed away about 6 years ago) on Halloween. Another one of my mom's awesome handmade costumes for me (belly dancer). Lisa is wonder woman. My mom is holding the camera in the background. I actually remember that costume.

My son and daughter hiding in the small pantry cabinet. So silly! It was a huge pic but i cut the bottom part off.

This is me about 2ish. I'm sure you all have seen one of these pics. I think I am gonna give this one to my mom.

This page has me my dad and my two cousins. I don't have many pics of my dad and I together. He was and is one of those dads that comes around (if your lucky) once a year. I'm not bitter... LOL!

We went to the pumpkin patch on fri. It was good fun I must say. My calves still hurt from all the walking. Stupid camera battery went dead half way thru the day. GRRRR! Oh well such is life I guess. We walked thru the pumpkin maze and made it to the end. I made the kids do a silly pose.

I love that pic. While walking along we seen some fungus growing on the corn. They use it in some Mexican dishes. I hear it tastes like corn...Go figure.

We shot pumpkins out of a "gun". Kids really enjoyed that.

Went through the haunted house. That was really cool. My two sons were scared (4 and 8) but my daughters loved it (6 and 12) hehehe! We went through about 4 times.

We went on a hay ride and a train ride around the grounds and through the corn. That's when I didn't have my camera. I posted some of the pics on flickr but I haven't finished editing them yet so more to come.

Halloween is only 15 days away! I'm watching tons of scary movies and next time I post I'll give you some reviews on them. Have a great roller coaster ride!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I dont wish you hurt

I feel sad...Just sad. Have you ever had one of those weeks? Those months? Those years? Well I've been having one of those for awhile now and I just want it to stop.
Jane let me off this crazy thing! Something wonderful will happen then 10 terrible things. I mean is there no balance? Ugh sometimes I feel like Eeyore! Glum gloomy doom! How can I not...

This song sums up my feelings right now.

by smashing pumpkins

hug me, hug me again
hug me, hug me again
when will it start to sway
when will it start to
almost break you

hug me, hug me again
hug me, hug me again

i'll miss you
i don't wish you hurt
i forgive you
i don't wish you away,
away, away

it'll almost break you
almost take you
almost break you
almost break you up

Anyway the new Mojo is up. My page I threw together real quick like. I made it with the RVK I just got on sat.

That is me at about 4. My mom made that Halloween costume. She made a lot of my costumes. Most kids probably woulda hated that but not me...It is a memory that i hold near to my heart. I wish I had every one of those costumes. Although the face paint is a little weird! Who ever seen a red faced clown? lmao!

I made a Halloween banner last night with the kit and another page. I should be done with everything by tmw. Theresa has her stuff done and Jen. I posted both their works. Lovely lovely stuff.

Going to the pumpkin patch on fri with the kids and Crystal (cousin) and her gang. Haunted house and corn maze here we come! I hope it isn't to hot. BLAH! Ginger yes the one off I-5. :)


Sunday, September 28, 2008

You really got a hold on me.

I have been meaning to blog for the past few days but I just didn't have any work to share. I always like to throw in a page here and there. Oh and it was a insane week. I swear do you ever feel you can live a lifetime in a matter of hours? Days? That is how I felt this week. Not a good week. I just have to hold on to the hope that it gets better and not worse.

On a happy note I did end up going down to Oakdale on Fri to crop with my cousin. We were gonna go to Suzy's in Fremont but somehow we decided gas and my car leaking wasn't a good idea to drive that far. We had a good time. I do miss the girls up there but I'll catch them next time hopefully. My cousin and I laughed our asses off and the owner was a sweetie. There was one older woman there that got 15 pages done! WTF?!? We called her the Paginator (like terminator)! Usually at crops I get maybe one page done sometimes not even finished. Fri I got 3, yes 3, pages done! WOW! I was really feeling blah about my work lately. UGH! But these came out ok. I hate feeling stale.

Ohhh circus pics!

My uncle, his mom, and his grandmother. I stole this from cousin. She was gonna scrap it and couldn't find paper she wanted to use. I took it and put it under that frame and it went perfectly! Sorry cousin! But I told her she could have the page after I took my pics. I was at a loss for the title and man you should have heard us making up crap. Seriously we were cracking up but I don't think I should repeat what they were lol! Let's just say her grandmother wasn't a very nice lady mmkay?

Ohhh did u see the sneak for RVK? I just posted it!

It is lovely! Did you all play along with my challenge? Well you should because you could win this Oct kit. (Man I use way to many !!! <-----) Get on it you have 1 (that's right) day.

I have been busy working on stuff for the magazine. I'm finding it hard to create and not share lol! I knew that would be a challenge. I mean I have to wait all the way till feb. They are having a pub call. Girls get on it! I have a talented bunch of online friends and I want you all to submit!

January/February Page Calls
• Layouts & Projects showing or using snow/ice/cold
elements or photos
• Valentine’s Day layouts, cards, and projects
• Layouts and projects using the colors red and pink
• Layouts and projects that highlight New Year’s
parties and resolutions
• Layouts or projects showing unusual use of texture
• Layouts or projects featuring fun and unique ways
to use chipboard
• Circular layouts, and projects using circles and
circular elements
• Layouts with lots of journaling
The deadline for these calls is October 15th, 2008.
Use our online submission tool at - be sure to
read our rules for submission!
Email for submission questions and issues.

If you do submit or subscribe please use me as a referral.
On submissions note it in your supplies, on subscriptions note it in the notes.

Hmmm what else?? Need to clean my desk and put laundry away. Why is laundry never ending? Just when I think I have it under control it triples in size. Ah such is life!

Are you excited Halloween is coming? I am! That means horror movie marathons on all the stations. YESSSSSSS! I am a HUGE horror movie fan in case you didn't know.

Oh played poker with hubs and his cousin last night and I freakin wiped the floor with them. Hehehehe! I was short stacked about 3 hands into the game and somehow came out on top?!? Love Texas hold'em...when I win anyway lol! My hubby usually plows right over me (I think he was being nice). My son wanted to play with daddy so I was the dealer. Shoulda got pics...What was I thinking?

Kids have 2 weeks off and we are gonna go to the pumpkin patch! YAY! They have a corn maze, haunted house, train ride and pumpkins too! haha! I better get some good ass pics dang it. Of course I'll share.

Gosh this is extremely long! I'll end it here. Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Someone said that you're fading too soon

So I said today I would have some awesome news and well I do...I am now the proud DT member of the online magazine Scrap N Art! YAY!! I'm so excited! Now you maybe thinking "I like my paper mags" but let me tell you online mags are 100% better. Why you ask? Well for 1 they are usually FREE! In this time of need a free scrappin magazine is da bomb! 2 well green of course! They aren't waisting all that paper on thousands of publications just to have you throw them away! If those 2 wonderful points didn't get you then I don't know what will! Times they are a changing my friends! So if you love scrapping/art and love free stuff and love to do your part to make the world a better place then why not subscribe to this awesome publication...Oh and did I mention it was free?!? LOL!!!
*eta-make sure you put my name in the referred by field!!*

So the new Mojo is up. It was brought to you by the lovely Christina. I thought I had my pic uploaded but I don't so it will have to wait till tmw! But the sponsor is a freakin new amazing kit club. Crop Suey! Bree is such a doll! Gotta go check it out. Our guest is ever fab if I do say so myself!

Hmmm what else...Oh yeah! I have posted a challenge over at RVK! You can win the October kit!! Here is the page I made for it using the freakin awesome kit!

This is my aunt and uncle when they were first dating. This quote freakin fits them to a t! LOL!

I also said we went to the circus and well here are some pics from that.

I have many many more but of course I'm not gonna post them all! It was a great time full of wonderful memories. Happy weekend!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz

I had a wonderful day with the kiddos yesterday. We went to the circus. I'll tell you all about it in a few days. I'm still editing the pics. Oh and I have some exciting news to share on sat! YAY!

Here are my RVKC creations. I really went crazy with this kit. There was just to many cool things in it.

A little card I made for some bunny...Don't know who yet but it will find a home.

My husband and I.

My wonderful MIL who passed away 4 yrs ago. She was one of the most wonderful ladies I have ever met and I miss her everyday.

Ok so this was the clipboard that came in the kit and I made it into a Art Journal for Rachel's online class. I am having a great time with this class.

top view of pages..

One of the pages for said Art Journal class.

My great great grandpa with some cousins of my grandmothers.

These are pics of my grandma and grandpa. Notice he is pinching her booby? AHAHAHAHAHA that cracks me up! My grandma still laughs at that pic. They were married up until the day he died.

Make sure to stop by RVCK tmw I will be holding a challenge and you will get a chance to win the October kit!