Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter Retreat Scrapbook

I'm getting back in the groove of things. Here is a scrapbook that I've been working on using Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Winter Retreat. The album is SU!'s Chipboard Ring Album and the pages are 8.5x8.5. Here are several pages from the took two Simply Scrappin' Kits to complete my book but it was worth it. I kept it simple and didn't use any additional embellishments or stamps to complete the pages. I did use a few extras brads for the album cover. The pictures are from a recent road trip. Norman and I and the rest of the cousins in Southern California went to visit family up in San Francisco area. It was a great time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Disney Family Holiday Party

We had a great time at Disneyland on December 9th at the Disney Family Holiday Party. They close the park down for the employees and their family to spend a magical evening in the park. We went with our friends Derrick, Winnie and their sons, Matthew and Garret.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mexican Riviera

Our vacation with our friends that we consider family...I think we clean up rather nicely.
Lovers Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Sea of Cortez. The waters were amazing...clear as can be.

Cabo San Lucas, Pacific Ocean Side

Norm thought he'd help the vendor make some sales while we were in Mazatlan...

Happy as can be with a full stomach...

Cruisin' in the Mexican Riviera on the Sapphire Princess...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Post #3

Just wanted to share how I applied the same design to a gable box. I'm going to try to wrap most of gifts with this theme.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Post # 2

Here is a photo of the party gifts I stamped for my stampin' friends at our little holiday party today. I used Stampin' Up!'s Winter Post stamp set to decorate my kraft boxes along with Riding Hood Red Red/Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. I loved how they turned out. I got the idea from the SU! Holiday Mini Catalog.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Peace & Joy & Love & Cheer

Here is a quick and easy spread I shared in my Scrapbooking Hostess Club. We used Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, Big Felt Flurries and Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die. Color combination: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Baja Breeze.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Teapot

Just wanted to share with you the teapot I painted....came out pretty cool, except the white didn't quite show. Can't wait to use it during the holidays. Below is the before picture that I shared in October.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Celebrate You with Circles

Here is a share that I CASED right out of the Stampin' Success Magazine. I made my a standard card size to fit our medium sized envelopes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Gifting Idea

My friend Tracey Nelson left this awesome surprise on my desk yesterday and I just had to share. She used SU! Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, Little Felt Flurries and a cute button for the final cuteness. Thanks Trace! I love it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Wish

Stampin Up!'s Simply Scrappin' I Wish was such an easy kit to use to create 30 cards. I had a blast designing the cards and can't wait to share in my 30 card class next weekend. I still have room for two more if anyone is interested to attend.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Happy Sunday morning. This is one of two spreads I shared at my Scrapbooking Hostess Club for November. Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Peony has been a set I've been wanting to use for some time now and I'm glad I made it work. Color combination: Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Cards

Happy Wednesday! Sorry I haven't posted in a week, so here are some cards that I had in my stash. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spotlight on Christmas

Here is another card that we made tonight at Hostess Club. I wanted to share a card that is specifically a holiday set made into a card that you can give to a guy. Stampin' Up!'s Spotlight on Christmas set coordinates with SU! punches. It is a great stamp set, anything to eliminate cutting by punching is awesome.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Season's Greetings

I'm working on some designs for my holiday card class as well as my hostess club for this week. This simple, quick and fun card has just the right combination of texture, color and pattern. Stampin's Up!'s Little Felt Flurries are great to work with. Looking forward to sharing.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Snow Swirled #2

My downline Yolanda Tamayo borrowed my stamp set and made me a couple of cards. These holiday cards are from her class yesterday. Thanks for thinking of me.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Holiday Mini Catalog Shoebox Swap

Yolanda Tamayo

Kai Venable

Kathy Lancetti

Sandy Urbino

Jemima Galiano

Here are the swaps I got to make yesterday with my downline. I believe some of them were CASED from blogs and such, so we thank you for the ideas. Sorry I don't have the names of the demonstrators to give you credit. But thank you for sharing.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Winter Post

This gift tag pouch is my shoebox swap for today with my downline. The stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s Winter Post from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The beautiful patterned paper is Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and the ink colors used are: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Versamark. Can't wait for the girls to make this project!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Black 88

Happy Halloween! Just wanted to share this picture of the softlines creative team(minus a few). We didn't win for best group, but we rocked it as Black 88 from Kill Bill.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Lau Girls

Today, the Lau girls got together for our monthly gathering. We had lunch at Islands in Torrance and then spent several hours painting our pottery pieces at Color Me Mine. We had a blast painting away.

Kandace finished her candy dish pretty quickly...

Vivian finished her frame shortly after and decided to paint a second piece.

Joycee and I took a little longer, but in the end we all had a great time.

Here's my finished painted piece. Can't wait to see it glazed and all pretty and shiny.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My first Scrapbook Expo

My cousin Janice and I went to our first Scrapbook Expo in Ontario today. Pretty neat place to purchase scrapbooking goodies and see fun ideas. It has to be the best place to find deals. We dove into bins of $1 items and did our best to hang on to our finds because if you didn't, the lady next to you might just grab it from you. I think I went a little crazy today but it's all good. I had a great time.