November 12, 2011

Hello blogger friends and happy Saturday, man. I can't believe how time flies and how busy life gets. I haven't posted to my blog for a while ... I'm so embarrassed. well the little card below I made for my little cousin, she turned 2, and is so cute. I used my fav Anya stamp and it was fitting for her as she is a little princess.

I used a white doylie and use my copic sprayer and sprayed it purple. i love that copic sprayer, I think its called an air sprayer or something like that, but I love it ... it's comes in handy. I used it on an embossing template and it worked pretty good, the only thing is that i can't get the color off the template ... hehehe I'm still a work in progress .... SO aside from school, not much is going on. just working a lot of hours and still going to school. My little one, well she's 25, but always my baby, twisted her ankle and now has a stress fracture on her left foot. The kid is a trooper, she went to school and did PE for 3 days before she told me it was bothering her. She has a high pain tolerance ... she once cheered in a national cheer competition on a fractured foot! she is awesome! well it's time to go and get some house work done .... thanks for stopping by! 

October 10, 2011

Princess Anya

Morning and Happy Monday! I got up early this morning and started cleaning the house and homework, thank goodness i'm good at multi tasking... hehehe So it was so nice yesterday it was about 78 degrees and we walked around Old Sacramento, this morning I wake up and it's all coudy outside and looks like it's going to rain! I love Anya stamps, they have to be one of my favorite companies aside from Whippersnapper stamps. I love whimsical looking stamps ...

I found this little stamp at one of my favorite stamp stores ... I made this card for a friends daughter, she wasn't feeling well so I stopped by Micky D's and put a gift certificate inside to help her get better. Well short post today, have to finish homework, laundry and have to head to school for a extra credit assignement.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy stamping!

October 7, 2011

Thank you ~ Bouquets

Hello my blogger friends, hope all is well with you all.... I can't believe it's time for Halloween already! Where has this year gone? Man ... this year has flown by for me, how bout you guys? It seems like the older I get, the faster time goes by, this means i better make the most if the time I have ... at the rate time is flying by, I'll be 75 in no time .... hehehehehe just kidding, but time is flying by!

So I made this little card for a friend of mine, she has been so good to me and helped me out in a time of need. hope she likes it ...

So with this being the month of Halloween , I'm excited to make some cards and some little treat things for a few of my friends kids ... I love mailing out things to kids, they seem to get excited to see their name on a package. I usually send my niece and nephew stuff in the mail ... they love it. I've been doing it for years! they have come to expect it now, but are always excited to see what's in the package.

Well it's time ti head to work ... hope y'all have a beautiful Friday and a good weekend! until next time, thanks for stopping by!

September 18, 2011

Dog Day Afternoon

Hello - long time no blogging .... ive been so busy and haven't really had much time for anything. My craft room is a huge mess, I keep buying things but haven't got the time to use them. I'm still going to school and working part time. I love my job, but I'm tired .... So i love the card below, I used my cricut, a cuttlebug die cut and i had the little fence. I stamped the little dog and cut him out ...

I added the little bees and i think the card came out pretty good. Now i'm not one for HSN or QVC, but the other night I couldn't sleep and was watching HSN, they had this Easy Sew on special and I have to say that I was suckered in and bought it. I made a card using my new toy and will post it tomorrow ... well it's Sunday and I got called into work, so i'll catch ya later, thanks for stopping by!

August 17, 2011

I'm back

Yikes, I can't believe that I have been gone for over a month, I have been busy and trying to get my life back in order since my car accident. Did well in summer school, got A's in all my classes, now starts the Fall classes.

Thanks to those who wished me well and a speedy recovery from my car accident. Well my car got totaled out and that really made me sad. I loved my Fusion! The good news is that GOD is good and my bills are going to be taken care of! I was so worried about that. Man, when Mayhem hits, it's like a big ole bowl of distruction and can turn your life up side down. I'm feeling better, back still hurts now and then, but I guess it will for a while. But the good news is that i'm on the right road, and recovering .... I was blessed to be able to get a car, it's not a Fusion, but a 2007 dodge charger. It's not new, but i like it, it's big and roomy and makes me feel safe. well, i have some creations that I will be posting tomorrow .... thanks for stopping by ... i'm going to try and be a better blogger :)

July 20, 2011

The Devils Handy Work

So the pics below is the Devils handy work. Life is going good and the devil sent in his wicked soliders to wreak havoc in my life, but he forgot that I'm a child of God and he will see me through anything! Ahem, devil, my heart belongs to God and nothing, and I mean nothing can change that! I will always WIN with God on my side ... GAME OVER!

On Monday night July 18th, I was stopped and getting ready to turn into the parking lot of my job and WHAM, some jackel hit me from the behind. He didn't even hit his breaks.

I have to say that Ford built a excellent car, his car is all bashed in ... What a mess .... Thank goodness I'm ok, have a samll concussion, along with neck and back pain ... but I believe that God and all of heaven was watching over me. the ambulance took me to the hospital and was there for a few hours while they did tests... so now i'm at home resting and taking it easy ... Head still hurts and i get a little dizzy still and my back is killing me, but i'm getting better every day. I continue to pray that the guy who hit me is ok, he was hurt as well.

Ok, so other than that, i'll get back to craftying soon .... thanks for stopping by and take care!

June 10, 2011

It's Friday and Challenge time

Hello friends and happy Friday! So much has been going on ... I finally graduated with my Certificate in Human Services, I'll post pics soon. I signed up for summer school (summer school is going to be a bear) classes are 6 weeks, but they cram 18 weeks into the six weeks .... i can do it though.

well enough about me, lets get to the challenge. This weeks challenge was hearts. Now i know i didn't use a lot of hearts, but I love the way the card turned out. I made a card like this once before, but changed a few things.... I liked the way the card looked with only one heart .... So be sure to check out Jen's blog Pieces of Ali N' Me for all the challenge details!

Man, the weather is so nice, it was raining here in Northern Cali up until the first week of June and BOOM, the sun came out and summer is here. I think it's going to be in the 80's all week ..... well hope you all enjoy the card and be sure to check out Jen's blog .... she is so talented!

June 3, 2011

Happy Friday and DCC Day!

Good Morning and Happy Friday! it's Die Cut Challenge day, be sure to check out jen't blog for all the details ... I'm a mess. I feel like I lost my crafty Mojo and I have been having the worst time trying to add this card to my blog ..... sheesh it's taking forever!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok so the pic didn't come out that well, but I used my cricut for the Cupcake cut out and used some Doodlebug paper ... I love doodle bug, they have the best stuff and I love the colors and designs they come up with, there so Whimsical!

Anyways, thank goodness it's Friday, I'm so tired and this time I can't use school as an excuse, i think it's all me this time. well it's a short post today, enjoy your day and this crazy Northern California weather, it's raining one day and sunny the next ..... who knew it would still be raining in June? pure crazyiness.

May 27, 2011

It's Friday and time for a challange

Morning all , well it's Friday and I'm ready for the weekend, it's been a long week for me, but with it being Friday, you know what that means, it's Jen's Die Cut Challange! Today's challange is Trees ... I chose this tree, I love this die cut, it reminds me of Christmas and I love love love Christmas. 

Be sure to check out Jen's blog for the rules for the challenge ... and have fun!

May 20, 2011

Gift Bag Friday ; DCC:7

Hello all, well it's Friday and you know what that means, it's DCC:7 Bags. Be sure to go and check out Jen's blog to see all the wonderful creations and for the rules for the challenge! This week the Die Cut Challenge was Bags ... so this is what I came up with, hope you enjoy!

I used my Bags and Tags Cricut die cuts, I used this lovely cotton candy pink bazzill paper and then I ran it through my cuddle bug. I used the Pumpkin folder. I love this little stamp, It's Marci from La La Land crafts.

it's hard to see but I rubbed some pretty pink ink on the pumpkins and some grassy green on the leaves and vines. I used some pink puff for the dots on the handle. 

Here's a picture of the back, it's a little better and you can see the pink on the pumpkin and the green on the leaves and vines. I think it came out pretty good of I do say so myself! Well that's all for now, it's finals week so I'm cramming for two classes right now, I hope I continue to do well! Do forget to go and check out Jen's blog; Pieces of Ali n' Me to see the rules and prizes!

God Bless and thanks for stopping by, until my next post .... have a blessed day :)

Toni Marie

May 13, 2011

Friday Die Cut Challenge - DCC6: Sentiments

Happy Friday .... sorry this post is late, but I was having issues with blogger, it was down for a while. So seeing it's Friday, you know what that means, it's Die Cut Challange Friday! Be sure to see Jen's blog Pieces of Ali N'Me.

This weeks challenge was using a Sentiment. I was inspired to create this little card from my Music class. Most of you know that I'm currently in College and one of the classes i'm taking this semester is Multicultural Music ... Thus the card below ...............

I used my nestie die cuts and some designer musical notes paper, I also used some basic black bazzill cardstock, and some creamy cotton paper. I used a circle punch on the corners and added some pearls. Thanks for stopping by ... enjoy and be sure to check out Jen's blog to all the details on the challenge!

May 6, 2011

Friday Die Cut Challenge - DCC5: People

What time is it? time for Pieces of Me,
 Friday Die Cut Challenge!!

Hello and Happy Friday! it's time for Pieces of Ali n' Me, Friday Die Cut Challenge, this week it's "PEOPLE". I figured that I would break out my cricut and make a graduation card seeing it's that time of the year. I was so excited when I found out that the theme was "PEOPLE", I'm graduating this May with my Certificate in Human Services, still working towards my degree, but this means I'm half way done! So what better than to create a Graduation card! this theme is perfect for me.

So here's my take on the "People" theme:

Be sure to check out Jen's blog "Pieces of Ali n' Me" for the rules...

For this card, here are the details: Black, Cotton Candy, Diamons White and Coco Bazzill cardstock. Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Die cuts and Martha Stewart Pearls and Sandylion Essentials stickers.

April 29, 2011

TGIF- Thank Goodness it's Friday

Hello Blogger Friends
Just thought I'd pop in and say hello. I can't believe that we are almost in May, where has the time gone?? I have been so busy with school and trying to keep up, and looking for another part time job, it's been rough. Jobs are so hard to come by and it seem now a days employers have the upper hand. The other day I was reading a job description and they wanted someone with a BA degree but only wanted to pay $10.50 an hour. REALLY? &10.50 an hour?? with a BA degree? Any who, I'm keeping the faith and know that God will lead me in the right direction.

Well next Friday May 6th, I'll be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and then on May 25th, I'll graduate with my certificate in Human Services. Yippie! I'm so excited!

Other Big News, I was selected to be a part of the Pieces of Me design team .... yay me! I'm so excited, Big things are happening right before my eyes!

The card below is one that I made a while ago and posted to my blog, this card reminds me of my sweet friend Anna Maria Bell, she's been my good friend for years, like 20 years! Just thought I'd re-post seeing how much I love it.

April 15, 2011

Friday April 15 = My Birthday

Hi all, it's been a minute since i posted to my blog, but I'm back! yay, so the card below is for my Aunt Ellie, I made it for my dad to give to her. He found this sold picture of her and wanted me to use it. So this is what I came up with. I saw this format one someones blog, but can't remember who's blog it was (Sorry). I'd love to give credit where credit is due!

Anyways, her birthday is Sunday, my parents and Stefani are going to have breakfast with her on Saturday, I can't go because I have to work. She is one of my Favorite Aunts ... (My Aunt Lupe is my other fav). They are my Dad's sisters ... when I was younger, I use to spend all my summers with them, I loved it! it was the best time of my life...I didn't have a care in the world, my only job was to good, have fun and play, play and play.. My dad's mom use to take us to the beach on the weekends, so much fun :)

Nothing like spending time with my family, Aunts, Uncles and my cousins ...Ahhh those were the days :)

So on this card, I used my Happy Birthday cuddle bug embossing folders and then for the picture, I used my NEW nesties .... well, I better go, heading out to celebrate my day! Thanks for stopping by - Until I post again, have a blessed day!

April 1, 2011

April 1st Already?

Hi all and Happy Friday! short post today, gotta lots to do, but i haven't posted anything in a few days so I thought I would post this little card. I'm not sure that I like it, I think I used to much pink, but I'm still a work in progress, right? .... I love this little Anya stamp, I think shes so cute, kind of reminds me of my Steffers, she still has her teddy bears ... and I'm thinking she's not giving them up any time soon ... LOL

well, like I said, the weathers good and I have lots to do, thanks for stopping by, until I post again, have a blessed day!

March 25, 2011

To The Moon!

Hi all ... and Happy Friday! So glad it's Friday, not sure why seeing that I have to work tomorrow, but there's something about Friday's that makes me happy ... :) It's been raining here for the last few days, I love the rain, but that means Stefani and I can't ride our bikes, I only have 6 weeks left to make my goal weight .... eek, but when the summer comes, I'll be complaining it's to hot, so I'll enjoy this cool weather while it's here!

So this is my Space Ian card, I can't take the credit for the design, I seen it somewhere before and remembered it and decided to use it for this lil guy! I really don't care for the back ground, but I was trying to make it look like Ian was in space. I used some black card stock, the moon is hard to see, but I used one of my cuttlebug templates and cut it in a half moon. I used my copics in Ian's hair and some silver H20 on his outfit. Well hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by! Until I post again, have a blessed day!

March 23, 2011

Lil Fire Fighter

Morning blogging friends .... first off I would like to day Rest in Peace Elizabeth Taylor! I liked her, she had gumption!

Ok, back to my card... I got this stamp from my friend Jen from Pieces of Me, I love it ... it's so cute. I found it while I was cleaning out my scrapbook room a few weeks ago. it's an amazing thing when you clean, you find so many cool and cute things you forgot you had! LOL.

My daughter loves this stamp too, when she sees Fighter Fighters, she always thinks of our dear friends Jim and his wife CB. Jim was a Captian of one of the Fire Departments where we live ... when they were coming home from calls they received, and if they passed our house, Jim would blow the horn from the fire truck ... Stefani would get so excited. Awww the memories. Jim's retired now, but Stefani always thinks of him when she sees the Fire Trucks .... We've know them for at least 24 years, I work with CB at a baby store and we remained friends, Stefani was 3 months old when I met them ... Just like my dear friends Doug and Darlene ... man I love them! they are fantastic friends ....

Ok, back to the card, I used some copics on him, I also used the blending copic on his boots, to make it look like they are white washed. the paper is one of the things that I found when cleaning my scrapbook room, I found so much paper in this little folder, it was like Christmas ... hehe .... well guess I better go and get some things done. Thanks for stopping by, until my next post ... Hope ya'll have a great day!

March 20, 2011

A Rainy Day

Hi all,
well it's raining here in Northern Cali, but I like it. I like being in the house when it's raining and watching movies and eating comfort food ... how about you? the rain is relaxing for me, I can do homework without wanting to be outside.

I'm still trying to write my term paper, but it's so hard and I'm feeling lazt about it, but it's due soon so I need to get on it ... blah!

Well on to my card:
I felt like this little stamp was appropriate seeing it's raining. I used my copics and some christal stuffs to make it shine but it's hard to see it in this picture. I also added some glitter as the rain drops to give it that extra bling. well short post today, I really need to get on that term paper .... ack!

Well thanks for stopping by, until my next post .... have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

March 19, 2011

Graduating with Honors

Hi all, looky what I got in the mail yesterday, it's my Phi Theta Kappa stuffs for my graduation, I'll be graduating with Honors in May 2011 ... yay me, I worked so hard for this, I can't believe that I'll be getting my Human Services Certificate in May. I'll still have another year to go to get my degree, but it's been so worth it. I'm super excited!

Well I thought I would share my excitement! hope ya'll have a great weekend! It's going to have a rainy weekend here, but I'm thinking that I'm going to go to Macy's and get me a new outfit ..... thanks for stopping by!

March 18, 2011

ATC Creation - Encourage

Hi all, well this isn't a very good picture, but it's my ATC creation, my bloggy friend Sarabeth did a ATC challenge and my letter was "E" - therefore I did Encourage. It's not my best work, but it's what I came up with .... I used some bazzill Black card stock but sprayed it with some white Smooch Spritz to give it that iridescent look to it ... I used my H20's to color the circles and then stamped the flowers on them and added some bling and the red ribbon.

Like I said, not my best work, but I think they came out ok .... well short post today, gotta get on that homework and term paper ... I've been researching Crime and prostitution to write about ... gotta get on it seeing it's due soon. I'm such a procrastinator! Thanks for stopping by and until my next post, hope all my bloggy friends have a good day!

March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day ... :)

Happy Saint Patricks Day! I got up this morning and got dressed went to my appointment with the Dean of Solano College and forgot that it was St. Patty's day ... I didn't have any green on, the Dean's admin pointed it that out to me ... I really thought that she was going to pinch me ... LOL she was decked out in Green, in fact many colors of green ...

So I'm hoping that my appointment with the Dean works out, I went to plead my case to be approved for financial aid, he told me to check back next week to see if I was approved. Anyways, school is half over and I'm so happy about that! But then, I'll be taking some summer classes and then it will be time for fall and that means English and math classes! GUH, ACK, BLAH!!!!!

Well on to my little card, It's he cute, I used him last year but I like the colors I used this year. This card almost looks like Fall ... here we are in Spring and I'm making cards with Fall colors .. oh well! Didn't do to much to this card, just used 3 of my copic pens, some ribbon and a flower and brad! easy peezy!

well friends, it's time to clean the kitchen and get to working on my term paper ... thanks for stopping by, until I post again, have a good day my bloggy friends!

March 16, 2011

It's a Cupcake Kind Of Day

Hey blogger friends! man this weather has been so crazy, it's nice one day and then it's pouring rain the next. Its been a bit overcast and cloudy today, but no rain so far. I think it rained last night, but that's about it. My Steffers is so ready for the spring and good weather so she can go golfing with my dad.

It's Hump day Wednesday and I'm off today, I have a term paper to write and I'm not sure what I'm going to do it on, but I need to get myself in gear and get it done, it's due April 3rd, and that's not to far away!

I ordered my Honor Stole for my graduation in May, I can't wait ... still looking for another part time job, i need one so bad ... but I guess all in good time.

So I love the stamps that I used, they are from great Impressions ... they are two separate stamps, but fit well together, at least I think so. I used my Prima colored pencils and some gamsol to blend the colors. I also used some gold glitter on the pearls and some clear glitter on the cupcake to make it sparkle, it's hard to see, but it's there....

Well, a short post today, I really have to get going and start on that darn term paper .... thanks for stopping by and until my next post, hope ya'll have a great day!

March 12, 2011

Happy Saturday

Morning all and Happy Saturday! I feel like I have so much to do today and so little time ... I didn't sleep good at all last night, I think I got about 4 hours of sleep ... my tummy isn't feeling well and i'm tired, but the day must go on!

So I'm working on some laundry, posting to my blog, I need to make a Thank You card, mow the lawn, do some homework and then get ready for work. I wanted to head to Michael's to get some more Spellbinders, but I'm not sure that I'll have time for that, that might be a trip for tomorrow. So my little card below is more like an Easter Card, it's it cute? I have to say that I like the colors I used, it seems to make the stamps pop!

Me personally, I don't care for Jelly Beans, but I thought the stamp was cute so I got it. Of course I used my copics on the jelly beans and then I added some of that Chrystal stuffs to make then shinny. I did the same thing on the flower, however, I used a bluish brad on the middle of the flower to attach it to the card .... then I used some dew drops and placed then on the ribbon, over all, I think it came out pretty good. I saw a card made like this before, so I scrap lifted it ... hehehehe but I used different colors, so I can't take credit for the actual creation.

Well, I better go and finish up what I started, so much is waiting for me and all I want to do is to go back to bed .... Look out Lowes here I come .... I need to get an attachment so I can edge my lawns! ACK ..... thanks for stopping by and Hope ya'll have a good day!

March 11, 2011

You Light Up My Life

Hello blogger friends ... wow, three days in a row that I have posted to my blog ... I'm so proud of myself! I've been trying to make an effort to post at least once a week, but I'm on a roll. Thanks for stopping by!

For some reason this little stamp caught my eye, it's like an old fashion lamp or something. I stamped the image and then stamped it again on the printed paper so it looks like it has a lamp shade ... pretty clever huh? well I can't take the credit, I saw that done before with another stamp and thought it would look cute if I did it here too. I used some pastel paper, I so partial to pastel colors ... it's so girly. well a short post today, gotta hit the books and get ready for work! thanks again for stopping by ....

March 10, 2011

Hello Spring

Wow, look at me, two post this week.... hehe
I picked up this stamp at one of my favorite little stamp stores ... I love it. I used my spellbinders on this one too, my new ones that you very much!

I stamped the image and them embossed it, I love embossing stamps, it helps when I'm coloring, it doesn't bleed. once I colored the image, I added some glitter to the top of the umbrella. I thought it added a little something to make it pop. I also used the glitter on the Tulips too ...

I added the little Happy Spring, that was from another stamp, I just cut it out and added it to the card. I love spring, but had turning the clock up, I never seem to catch up on sleep, but turning the clock means we are heading into Spring and then Summer <<< ugh! I hate the heat unless I'm in the pool. Speaking of summer, I can't wait to get back to Water world. I wonder how much weight I'll have lost by then??? hummm guess I'll find out in June! I hope I lose more then 30 pounds ... anyways, thanks for stopping by ...