Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yay A Little Space!

Yes it's true, a little scrap space all my own!!  It's in the kids playroom, but that is SO ok :)  We haven't tackled that room yet.  Just moved the tv and bookcase around, put my son's old desk in there and I put my stacked drawer on wheels in it from the guest room, my cricut and it's right next to my scrap  closet which makes it perfect.  No more climbing up and down the stairs for just the right embellie, or taking my little bag and filling it with 5 glimmer-mists  a bunch of stickles and flowers  or any other embellie I think I might need.  Now the closet is right there for me to choose what I want.  In time, we'll paint and re-carpet, then maybe some shelves for me to put my things. but right now I'm happy!

I got my Thanksgiving cards done and I love how they came.  I used scraps from the Autumn Melody stack from DCWV.  Here's a pic -

In the meantime, can you believe we're into November already!?!  The year is almost over, what the heck is going on?  I did make some cute little albums for my nieces as Christmas gifts that I love.  A Disney Princess bag album for the twins, which are almost identical so there's no fighting, and a Big Time Rush for my older nieces.  I haven't uploaded the pics of the older girls yet, but here are some pics of the younger's-

As you can see there is plenty of picture room with the pockets, and I just put a few pics in, they can decide on some of their own faves.  

Hope you like, have a great weekend!

Friday, October 5, 2012

More Videos

I am going to upload a couple of videos of the mini albums I did for my son's school Fall Festival that I'm donating. I hope you like them!

This is the Happy Haunting one -

This is made with DCWV Autumn Melody line -

Here's a few pics of the Autumn mini -

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Haunting!

I just finished an adorable mini that I am donating to Santino's school for their fall festival so they can sell raffles.  I'm also doing an autumn/Thanksgiving one that is almost finished.

This was made with Graphic 45's Happy Haunting line.  This paper is just awesome!  I used 15 standard business envelopes, the design is from Laura Denison.  I just love how it came.  Of course you'll see my employment of stickles and glimmer mist as well as distress ink.  I used some of Martha Stewart's Halloween punches and my cricut was used as well.

Enjoy -

 Each of the sections is a pocket so you can put 3 pics or journaling tags if you choose,  I put one in already with a bow.

I like to leave some room for the person to put what they choose into it, be it photos journaling of some sort so not every pocket is filled.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dunkin Donuts....NOT!!

How many of you from Brooklyn remember the Dunkin Donuts truck coming through the neighborhood? "Dunkin Donuts Dunkin Donuts fresh every four hours, fresh every four hours!  Well I made some yummy donuts this weekend a helluva lot better than theirs!!  Got the recipe from my sis in law's Flour cookbook.  Flour is a bakery in Boston Mass, and is supposed to be off the hook good -

These are their famous cream donuts -

It wasn't all that hard, and let me tell you they were just delish, here are mine -

here is the process before -

For the pastry cream you had to press the custard through a sieve then chill then add 6 tblsp of heavy cream whipped to soft peaks and pipe into donuts.

I was able to get a dozen out of it, I am being very good and not eating the 2 that are left :)  I gave my gr.d's some to take home too!

I finished my album of Des and Omar's wedding it came just beautiful!!!!

Here is a slide show -

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Final Journey

 Sounds ominous, well that might be to tough a word, but it is the beginning of my MaryAnn's final journey through her childhood school years.  She started high school on the 8th of August. I can't believe it, another begins what hopefully be the most fun and exciting time of their young life.  This makes number four to be a freshie :)  What really blows me away is that I still have two more that have to do this yet!!!  Santino didn't want to go back, Sophia was on the fence with wanting to see all her friends.  Here is much different than in Brooklyn where your friends were all right next to each other so almost all of their socialization is through school.  Me, well I'm still not into to bring, come home, bring, come home, then bring and come home again, then do it in reverse for the pick-up.  Yeah that's right, all three are on different schedules, Mare at 7:25-2:30, Santino 7:45-1:50, and Sophia 8:45-3:25.  Luckily I'll be doing carpooling with Mare's best bud's Mom since she has 3 on the same time too, so we'll work out bringing and dropping off.  Just want them to get a few weeks under their belts before we work that out.

We had such a wonderful week in Carlsbad at the end of July.  This pretty little town is about 30 minutes from San Diego and we were right across the street from the beach.  We just carried our chairs right there.  When the kids got hungry, I went back made them lunch 1 2 3 and brought it right back to them.  We did the zoo one day and the outlet mall another, but otherwise we just chilled on the beach.  We all went walking on it at night which was so nice. Some really great places was the Chocolate Bar, yummy!! Just click the name to see it.  Another was a little place called Boxd, a waffle place where you can order a variety of waffle sandwiches, they were delicious!  The place was just neat, and it had quite a steady stream of people buying them.

In scrappy news, I'm making a wedding album of my daughter's wedding.  This one is all mine, not for her, also, I've given it some thought, and there is just no way I can create fast enough to open an actual booth. My process just takes too long.  The baby album I made for my friends sister took me about 3 1/2 days, I can't crank 5 or 6 of these suckers out in that short a time frame.  I am going to need to go on an order basis which is fine for me, I just need to attract a customer base.  I love the way the girls baby album came, here are pics, oh and it was nice getting paid for it too!

Little Darlings by G45 is one of them most gorgeous lines out there! b When I finish the wedding album I'll get it up.


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