Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I moved....A Fresh Start

Hello there my little 27 followers LOL!! You might say big wow, 27 followers in comparison to some of you having hundreds lol...BUT I appreciate you all :) 

I just wanted to let you know that since I have come to like more than just scrapbooking and I haven't kept up too much with this blog, I created another one and will surely love for you to follow me there :)  My new blog is

So far I have two little posts and working on the third lol... hope you're all well and see you over at

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hello there...

Hello Everybody!

Again, it's been quite some time since I've posted something or simply came in to say hello.  It's been quite hectic. I don't recall if I had mentioned about my dad being in the hospital the last time I was in here, but I can say that since September 2011 he's been hospitalized six times.  The last time was just about two weeks ago, this time around I wasn't too sure going in that he would be coming back out since his heart and his kidneys were failing and was on the verge of being sent to ICU.  I'm very happy to say that thank God, he is now home and doing pretty good.  Not quite out of the woods, but he's much better and he's home :)

Anyway, due to all this stress with my dad's health and just life being life, I have lost all of my mojo and interest in anything scrappy.  I would have never dreamed that I would feel this way, but I do and I don't like it.  My amazing girlfriends, Monica and Kay, have been extremely supportive throughout this difficult time in my life and have tried their best to get me interested, but I just can't bring myself to touching anything crafty.  I even started hosting my monthly swap again just to force myself into something scrappy and that's when my dad got admitted this last time and it just went down the drain for me again.

Just wondering...has this ever happened to you?  What did you do to get yourself back on track and in touch with your crafty side again?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Recipe Box Swap

Wow!  I can't believe it's been two months since my last post - bad Mely, very bad girl!  So sorry.  Well here I am again and I wanted to update you and post some pictures of my latest projects. 

I joined Kay's Altered Recipe Box swap back in August where I had to alter a recipe box, make recipe cards and tabs, and include four of my own recipes.  This swap was one that I stressed over.  These darn boxes were not cooperating with me and I really wanted to make something nice for my partner, so after THREE boxes lol, I was finally satisfied with the outcome and here it is :)  What do you think?  Cute right?  Well, I think so lol.  Anyway, I'd like to thank Kay at for being an awesome host and for hosting a very fun swap.  I just finished this one and shipped it out and already I'm signed up for her next swap, "Use What Ya Got Junk Journal Swap" - super excited about this one since it will be my first junk journal swap.  Thanks Kay! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two in one day, I'm on a roll!!!

Okay so here's another post, yep one right after the other.  It's been so HOT here in San Dimas, CA.  Nice, but HOT!  Today is supposed to be the hottest day and I'm dreading having to step outside.  Since I'm a mom and wife AND I love to cook, I was thinking about what to make for dinner that wouldn't make my house even hotter than it is.  I'm sure you cooks know how it is, even though you have the AC going, when you're cooking the kitchen always seems to stay hot.  So here's what I've decided to do.  I'm making some good old sandwiches, with chips, fresh fruit, and some nice cold lemonade!  How's that for a refreshing, light dinner. 

So now that I've rambled enough about this heat and the things I'm going to do to keep us nice and cool, I'd like to know how the weather is in your part of town and what you do to keep yourself warm/cool?  Just curious...

Oh and I hope you don't have a copyright on those because I WILL be stealing ideas :)  Have a great day!!! 

Ooops!  Almost forgot.  I wanted to also share a graduation card I made recently. 

It's been a while...

Okay so it's been over a month since I've written - bad Mely!  Not good!!  I've been doing okay, same old same old - working, taking care of my children (3 + 1 husband = 4 lol), and everything else.  Well in the mix of all my jobs, I have actually been able to do some scrapbooking.  Especially now that my 2 y/o son is actually curious of what lies in his toy box and has been giving himself more playtime - meanwhile, mommy is scrapping away :)  So here are a couple of layouts I've made in the past couple of weeks.  Hope you enjoy them. 

Oh and just an fyi...I'm very open to suggestions, tips, and any ideas as to what I can add to these pages or future pages.  Thanks for watching :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Recent Layouts

Wow two posts in one day, I'm on a roll today huh?  Aside from sharing my mom's Mother's Day card, I also wanted to share these three layouts I made last week.  Again, these were created in many many episodes lol, but the good thing is that they're done.  The Halloween layout is of my children in October 2009.  The other two layouts are centered around my cousin who left us back in June 2008 to cancer.  He lived to be 27 years old and he is greatly missed.  He was always the life of the party and always made us laugh, never a dull moment with him around....miss him so much! 

Mother's Day Card

Hi Everybody!!

Just wanted to share something super exciting for me lol.  Although it took me all day to make because a certain little somebody (Jordan - my 2 y/o lol) kept on wanting mommy time every time I sat down to do work on this card, it is now finished!!  YAAAAYYY!!!!  

I made this Mother's Day card for my mom.  Knowing her, she'll get it and call me crying and will hardly get two words out.  She's got very sensitive feelings when it comes to mooshy stuff like her daughter "making" a card versus buying one :)  So sweet!!  I'm very excited to get this call :)  Oh boy, now I'm teary-eyed...I wonder where I get that from LOL.

You all have a great day!!



p.s.  I would love to hear your comments...good or bad, I'm a big girl, I can take it :)