31 October 2008

can't we all just get along?

well, i've been thinking of the upcoming presidential election next week(happy halloween, by the way)and because of the race issues that have been highly publicized lately, i've had flashbacks of the press conference with rodney king and reginald denney all those years ago after the riots in south central los angeles where the phrase "can't we all just get along..." was coined from~ reminding us~ white and black, police officer and civilian, to be tolerant of each other and just peacefully coexist.
so when i saw these two(berliose and de niro) sleeping so peacefully together, i snapped a picture. i thought it was the perfect example of tolerance and how to get along(and they're two different species! berliose was asleep but he was purring so loudly and de niro was just so sweet and loving with him and ended up falling asleep too. out of all of the kittens berliose loves de niro the best(toulouse isn't far behind. marie, on the other hand, is simply not interested in getting along with de niro. which is also a fact of life~some will just not get along well with others).

so with that said, i hope you all will get out there and vote and remember what a momentous occasion this is for our dear united states of america! no matter who you vote for~the point is for us all to "just get along" and rebuild our nation! we don't have to be better than anyone else but ourselves~as the army slogan says "be all you can be..." and if we all try i'm sure we can "aim high" and achieve peace!
have a great weekend and don't forget to "fall back" on sunday morning!

30 October 2008

boxing again!

here's a little halloween box i created with the template from stamping with sheryl.
why do i love it?! it's so easy to create, there's no adhesive involved, and i love that it's a slider box!
please let me know what you think!
thanks for looking!
paper: ghostly greetings dsp, very vanilla cs
inks: basic black
accessories: black and pumpkin pie 1/4" grosgrain, chills and thrills rub-ons

29 October 2008

happy halloween

i'm so excited to see the little ones getting so big! i think they look adorable in their little ribbons. the longer we have them the sadder i get because i know when the day comes i really won't want them to go!
tomorrow night i'll be going to my dear( sweet niece) skyy's first stampin' up! workshop! i'm so excited she joined my team~she's an amazing person and paper crafter! it's so nice to have found something we can grow closer with~i mean she's like so freakin' beautiful but down-to-earth and really, really fun! she's just totally all around lovely!( i think i told you all how i pushed my anxiety and agoraphobia to go down to las vegas for their wedding~it was beautiful and totally worth the panic attacks~sometimes i guess being supportive of your family overpowers your fears) and i totally had no idea she was a stampoholic/scrapoholic like me! it's so fun when we get together and now we can get together to help each other with our su! business endeavors too! ok, so i'm excited she invited me to her halloween party/su! open house! i'm going as a baby. i have no idea how long it goes for, so... i may post late tomorrow!
well, anyway, here's the kittens at 9 weeks old in "trick or treat" ribbons!
thanks for looking!

28 October 2008

dagnabbit! back to the drawing board

well... i was trying to make a lovely bella rose dsp coffin for all of you twilight fans, but it was a horrible attempt! i got the template from my dear friend martha from one of her halloween shows.
well, i'm going try it again but with the large template and i'll post it later on this week. let me know what you think if you can type through your laughter! lol!
abrazos, bella

27 October 2008

i did it!

ok, i'm like totally stoked because i made one of the pinwheels from the small tag punch! i cannot believe it's so lovely(well, to me, anyway)! i learned how to create one of these nostalgic treasures, with the small/large tag punch, from a tutorial on splitcoast in the stampin' stuff forum. i have to get the lovely authoress' link so i can send you all over there to take a look at it. yes, ctmh'rs that is a baby pink edge anchor! :0)
please let me know what you think!
abrazos, bella

26 October 2008

we were boo'd

well, i was kind of upset(well, you know, bummed) because i wanted to "boo" our neighbors before we got boo'd but one of my neighbors beat me to it(darn lack of energy!)! we received a delic' plate of halloween m & m laden marshmallow krispie treats. mmmm...that is all i could say along with millE as we devoured the entire plate shortly after discovering them on the porch. we were given a day's turnaround for our boo'ing, so i grabbed the car keys and drove right over to albertsons to get a few bags of candy and some halloween novelty toys and came back home and created three little "boo bags" for the three neighbors we decided we'd "boo".

these are two of the projects i did. i don't have a pic of the third but i'll have a tutorial(yes, i said tutorial) on the third project~ a handmade bag i created from my own little idea/calculation(so stay tuned for that)!

please let me know what you think! the first project is a "box in a bag" i learned how to make from the "inking addict" blog(fab stuff, please check her out!) the second project is a "genie bag" i learned how to make those on splitcoast and at convention this year. . thanks for looking!

oh nooo! millE is going to clobber me if i don't mention that she did the random stamping on the genie bag!

ay dios mio!

i cannot believe i haven't posted in soooo long(twenty days is a long time for me on this blog~i have to get bloggy with it again!)! mostly i've just been so tired and had a lack of energy to get bloggy with it. lo siento. maybe some of you missed me?! lol! well, i've done a couple of things since i've been offline but i have lots more i need to get done. i think i'm going to have to blog mondays through thursdays and break for the weekends and then i won't feel so guilty when i'm unable to chat with you all for a while because i'm too tired to blog every single day. i think that plan may work better for me and if i have the energy i can still blog on the weekends but it won't be expected. yep, that works for me! what about you?! lol!
well...i hope you all have seen my new quotes for breast cancer awareness(you know how close to my heart this is since i still have that lump in my left breast) and halloween(bunny and sanela's "valentine's day")there are some nice ones i found. thanks for reading and being a fan~stay tuned for more posts!
abrazos, bella

05 October 2008

one of my hobby lobby projects

here are pics of one of my 6x6 to 12x12(progressive scrapbooking) layouts. i think that's the neatest thing~from 6x6 to 8.5x11 to 12x12! it's something for everyone!~well, except 8x8 or 9x9 scrappers ;0)
thanks for looking! please let me know what you think!
abrazos, bella

04 October 2008

ya talkin' to me?!

here are the pics i promised of our new baby de niro! his eyes are so pretty~they're hazel and blue! he's a good boy. i just adore him. he's a sweet, sweet baby. thanks for looking.

yes, i've been boxing again!

i'd been dying to find a box i could create from one sheet of paper and it would hold a good amount of standard size cards and then i found an awesome box on splitcoaststampers . unfortunately, i do not remember the blog i found the measurements on~but i will look that up and add it to the post at a later date. i made this box the week before my bum test. i believe it will hold at least five cards with envelopes. please let me know what you think. thanks for looking!

amendment 1: yea! i found the blog in my bookmarks. i knew i had it, it was just getting through the hundreds of blogs and bookmarks i have! the blog belongs to kelli caslow and it's titled yard sale kind of luck ! you will find the template and her box she created if you hit the link!

amendment 2: here's the recipe~

paper~ pink pirouette cs, bella rose dsp, whisper white cs
stamps~ dreams du jour, inspired by nature
inks~ versamark, chocolate chip, regal rose, pretty in pink
accessories~ styled silver hodgepodge ribbon slide, regal rose grosgrain ribbon
tools~scallop border punch
techniques~watermark, scissors distressing, blending pens


don't they look like little fluffy cream puffs? here are the "4 week old" pics of marie, toulouse and berliose. they're so big now! i have to get 5 week old photos! i'll be sad when they find their new forever homes :0( ! they're climbing up everything and just little explorers when it comes to my patisserie. i caught them nursing on their mom on top of my cardstock scraps! they climb out of their little enclosure and roam my scraproom! they're so stinkin' cute, though, i can't help but smile when i find them outside their little room.

03 October 2008

ay! ay! ay! please forgive me!

oh my...i'm truly apologetic that i have been unable to keep up with you all the past couple of weeks. not to sound punny but that colonoscopy took a lot out of me! i really got very ill~the migraine i was already dealing with from the egd just got worse with the prep for the colonoscopy and i ended up having a dystonia episode in the recovery room~so...i'm finally getting to feeling much better.
so much has happened since then too! we have a new puppy de niro "blue" he's the most gorgeous blue merle aussie i've ever seen(well, maybe i'm biased because i just adore him). we'd lost abbey and that was hard on me. i won't go into the details of that, but i'm happy to have de niro. how did i arrive at that name? well, he's so gorgeous~like robert de niro so i named him de niro *cheese* !
the kittens are like sooo big~they're eating solid food now and just so friendly and sweet. working on kitter box training too! memphis and bizhan are teaching them.
i was supposed to teach my first class at hobby lobby today, but i didn't have anyone signed up(whew! i wasn't feeling well this morning). i'm excited to get to do that. it should be good for me.
ok, so that's a little bit of why i've been MIA. but i'm back now. i'll be on tomorrow to show you pics of the kittens and some other projects i was working on before the week of my bum test. i hope you all are doing just great and that your september was fabulous! i've truly missed you all! i know, i have got to get caught up on my blog visitations! ttfn!