Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hey everyone!!!!!!!!

WOW! Has it been over 4 month sense I last posted??? Really? WOW!

Oh my. The time sure has been flying by really fast. Our little guy is 4 month old now, school has started. We now have a 3rd grader and a kindergartner. WOW how fun!!!

What have you all been up too!!!

Oh I have so many FUN things to show you. I have so much news to share with you. I don't even know where to begin.

First thing first... I'm sure you can see that my blog got all messed up some how. Well, that's what happens when you don't blog, I guess. So I have asked my new and wonderful brother in law who is a web designer to help me with my blog. So stay tuned and this place will look like new... Hopefully soon!!! :)

Just wanted to get in touch with you all and let you know that I'm still around. Now that our school has started and we are getting adjusted to the new schedule I'll be more around sharing fun things that are and have been created in my craft are.... Well, the things that I can get out of my head, some things just stay there for EVER... :)

I also wanted to ask you all to pray for my dad. He had a heart attack this pass Friday, and had to have an open heart surgery where they replaced 5 of his valves. It was total shock to us all. Dad never had any heart problems before and all just happened so fast it was unreal. But we have an AWESOME GOD and He got dad and our family through the surgery and gave dad peace that he needed. Please pray for a fast and good recovery for our daddy!!!!

Thank you all for visiting my blog... Stay tune for some FUN exiting things that are happening around here!!!!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!!!!

Hey everyone!!!
Just taking some time to say Happy Easter to all of you! I hope you'll have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating resurrection of Jesus Christ!!!! Spending some time with family and friends.

We had an awesome day today. We had 5 families at our house today for some egg hunt for the kids, good food and fellowship. It was so much fun to be around friends. The kids had way too much sugar... :) But at list they had fun! The ladies did an amazing job with the food..... everyone brought yummy food...

I'm doing good. Still here, no baby yet. But getting there. So hopefully it'll be soon!!!! And Yahoo mom is coming on Monday!!! :)

Oooo, feeling the baby hiccup right now... hee hee :) WOW! I think it's all those brownies... ha ha

Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow!!! :)

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Taking some time OFF!!!

We have 3 weeks till this little guy gets here... well I hope it's 3 weeks.. :) I'm so ready for it to be over. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant, I do. But I'm so ready for it to be done!!!

We still have things to get done before he gets here so I'm taking some time off. Hopefully I'll be able to have some time to do small project here and there and I'll share them with ya if I ever get to them. But for now I'm taking it easy and getting things ready for the baby to come. And I'm excited my mom is coming April 5th... woohoo!!!! :)

This week is our Spring Break so I'm going enjoy having all 3 girls at home with me. I might need some prayers... LOL :) but so far so good. God is good and it's been a good day so far.

Hope you all will have an awesome week!!!!

HUGS and BLESSINGS to you all!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Easter" cards.....

It's time to make some Easter cards!!!!

It seems like everyone is doing spring/Easter cards. Well it is that time of the year after all. So I'm joining you all... :) There's so many cute cards out there. I wish I could show you all of them. There's just so much inspiration. One of the cards that I'm sharing with you is a card that I cased from one of the blogs that I follow. Laurie from Just Give Me Stamps is very talented, her cards are just beautiful... you can find the card that I cased HERE...

And here is my card... So what do you think???

I used dollar clear stamps from the Studio G.
Martha Steward ink.
SU scalloped punch.
CM 1 1/2 circle punch.

The second card I did is a simple card but I love how it turned out.

Studio G clear dollar stamps.
Scalloped decorative scissors... yeah, I really need to get some of those border punches... but until then I'm using my decorative scissors.. :)

Hope you liked my start on Easter cards. Let me know what you think of them!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me today!!!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Robotz Cricut Cartridge!!!!!!

WOW! WOW! This one is AWESOME! I haven't even seen this one before and I'm not even sure when it's coming out. But a friend just posted this information on one of the scrapbooking message boards that I'm part of and WOW I just love this one. I can see so many FUN party cards and banners done with this cartridge. How FUN!!! And now that I'm having a boy I can actually use this in my own personal scrapbooking... now that's exciting!!!

OK... ok.... now for you all to see, here are couple of pictures... Here are some links to see more pics and get more info on this cart... Just A Scrappin' blog and Til Dawn Papercrafts...
To my friend Aretha, Thanks so much for sharing the links and info... :)

So what do you think??? Isn't this too CUTE!!!???
I'm excited!!! I really want to get this one..... wish I knew when it was actually coming out and I really hope that it's not going to be included with some special offer or a cricut in a special store of some sort.... I don't need extra things I just want the cart... LOL :)

Nadya... going to have robot dreams tonight!!!!! ha ha ha :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Happy Birthday" card using white pen...

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use a white pen/marker. I used one of my white pens, and I can't find it at the moment to let you know what brand it is... it's somewhere under the pile of stuff on my table. Sorry!

I really like how this card came out though. I saw a tutorial at Studio Calico for these flowers. Here is a link for the tutorial.... HERE!!!! Give them a try, they are so fun and easy to make. When I saw the tutorial I had to make them so that's where the card came from. I used Inkadinkado "Floral Flourishes" clear stamp set and CTMH "Happy Birthday" stamp set. After I stamped the floral images I went over with my white pen in several spots just to add little extra touches. I also did some white stitching around the card.

Used some buttons in the centers of the flowers and chalked the edges of the flowers. For one of the flowers I used my scalloped decorative scissors. I like how that one turned out... (it's the smallest flower if you can't tell) very cute. :) Oh and I also embossed "Happy Birthday" with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Let me know what you think of this card and the flowers!! :) Don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers and all of the awesome talent over there!!!! If you need more ideas on how to use a white pen head over the PS!!!

Let me know if you get a chance to play with the flowers. I would LOVE to see your project using them!!!

Have fun and HUGS!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just another card to share.... :)

Hope you all are having a good Monday.
I did this card couple of weeks ago just haven't shared it with you all yet. So I thought I'd do that today.

I used Lyrical Letters cartridge to cut the flower out then I went over with some silver ink/chalk from Colorbox and added some pink gems at the end.
Again I used my "for now" favorite stamp set by American Crafts "Sentiments" from the small set.
Some autumn Leaves "Swirls" stamps.
I also did a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared in one of her videos on how to do a banner. I love her videos. She explains things so well. Here is a LINK to the video where she shares how to make that banner.
Zing embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting me today!!! :)
Have a wonderful week!


Friday, March 5, 2010

"Thinking of you" card with chalk technique....

Hello everyone!
I hope you all are having a great weekend. :)

I wanted to tell you all how much I appreciate your comments! Thank you for your sweet and heart felt complements!!! They truly mean a lot to me!!! So Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

This is a card that I made for my so very talented friend Kim from Memories In Thyme...
She asked how I did the flower from my "Wish" card you can see it HERE... Sorry Kim, I don't have a link to a video or any other tutorial, this is kind of something that I've seen or read while checking out blogs. Don't really have an actually link... :)

But this technique is so easy to make. There's also several ways that you can do this. For the "Wish" card I stamped with embossing ink on white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I jut took my SU blending pen, got some chalk on it and colored the flowers like I would with a brush. That gave me a water coloring look. :)

Now for this card that I'm going to show you today I stamped on brown cardstock with embossing ink and embossed it with Zing "Brown Sugar" embossing powder.

As you can see in the photo I just took that like sponge thing that came with my chalk pad and I just rubbed some red on the flowers. And that's it. :)

Kim, I hope this helps!!!

And here is the finished card! It would have looked just as fine with out the chalk on the flowers. But I like how the chalk adds just a little something extra to the card.

And up close!! :) as you can see there's not a lot of chalk on there... so don't worry how much you use. The main thing is to have FUN!!!

Stamps used:
CTMH "Happiness" and "For Every Occasion" stamp sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!! :) Hope you'll give this technique a try, it's so much FUN!!!

Nadya :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ready for some sunshine yet?

Did couple more cards this past week so I thought I'd share them with you all. I know that people on mainland are so ready for some spring and sunshine!! :) All though we are in Hawaii and we don't get snow or too many gloomy days like you all do it does get cold for us here. I know you all are laughing at me right now "Cold in Hawaii?" yeah, for us it does get cold... :) I guess I'm just ready for summer already!!! So I did some Birthday cards using bright colors.

Enjoy and I hope you'll like them! :)

Let me know what you think of these cards!!! :) Comments are always welcomed!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

Nadya :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I feel so Honored and Humbled!!!

Hello everyone!!! I got several of blog awards these pass couple of days!!! WOW! Thank you so much ladies!!! Robin, Fern and Amanda you ladies are such blessing!!! :) Thanks so much for the sweet award!!! I feel so honored that you thought of me for this award!!! :)


Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself.

Again Thanks so much Robin at Life is Scrappy Good, Fern at Fern's Creations from the Heart and Amanda at Amanda's Crafts, And More. Thank you ladies so much for giving me this award!!! :)

And the 7 bloggers that I'm passing this award too are:

Bonnie and Lynn a mother/daughter blog that I found not too long ago and I love it... The Crafty Blog.

Ladies at Crafty Storage... I just LOVE this blog! They have so many awesome ideas for organization.. it's amazing what those ladies find!!!

Laurie at The Handy Man and Crafty Woman... is an awesome friend of mine. She is teaming up with her husband to give you lots of great home projects.

Mrs. So and So - 2day I Choose

Tracy - Resistance is Futile

Lisa - Scrapping in NJ

Jessica - Mountain Mommy Scrapper

7 things about me.... hmmmm.... this will be interesting...

* I love the Lord, love the Church, friends and family He gave me!!!
* Waiting for arrival of our first son... 6 more weeks!! WOOHOO!!!
* I'm a horrible baker... just ask my kids and husband, they get really surprised when I bake something... LOL :)
* This pass Feb. 14th was our 15th Anniversary since our family came to the United States of America.
*I love watermelon!!!
*I'm a horrible speller.... but I might be getting better at it... don't know... :) I'd like to think that I am...
*I'm been scrapbooking for 8 years and stamping for almost 2 years.... :)

Woohoo... I think that's it!!! :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Thanks" card using chalk...

Hey everyone!!!
I hope your having a great week so far. We had a Dr. appointment for the baby yesterday and all is well.. woohoo!!! :) Just 6 more weeks till this little guy is done baking!! :) Woohoo!!!! I am so ready!

This is the card that I did for Practical Scrappers this week. Our challenge was to use chalk/ink this week. Chalk is something that I haven't played with a lot but really love how it looks, the soft look it has. For this card I used my Alphacolor Square Pastels (chalk crayons). I've had this set for a long time just haven't used it on my cards before. I used three colors blue, green and yellow. I started of with a 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 peace of white card stock and simple added little at a time some chalk with a sponge. That gave me a back ground for the flowers. I also added some brown chalk around the edges of the blue printed paper.

Several different cardstock.
ColorBox "Rose Coral" and "Maroon" chalk.
Pamass Pigment Ink pad "Green".
CTMH "Happiness" stamp set.
CMTH "For Every Occasion" stamp set.
Martha Stewart yellow ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! Hope you enjoyed this card!!! :) Let me know what you think of it!!!!

Don't forget to stop by Practical Scrappers for more ideas on how to use chalk and inks.


Friday, February 26, 2010

"Wish" card... Poppy Seed Challenge - Poppy Paperie.....

Lisa at Poppy Paperie has started doing challenges at her blog. She posted her first challenge yesterday and you have a week to work on it and then link it to her blog. :)

Here is the challenge. For more details you can go to Lisa's blog, Poppy Paperie.

Here is the card that I did. I'm playing with some new stamps this week that I'm borrowing from one of my sisters. :) Thanks Masha for letting me borrow your stamps! :)

I wanted to play with some chalk and do some water coloring type thing. I embossed my flowers with clear sparkle embossing powder. Then I used my SU blending pen and some chalk crayons that I have. The flowers didn't come out as clear as I hoped but that's OK. I'm still learning, right... :) At list they looked like they are water colored... at list I think so.

Stamps used:
CMTH "Happiness"
CMTH "Card Commentary"
Chalk crayons
SU blending pen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today... Let me know what you think of this card!!! :) Hope you'll give this challenge a try.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Miles of Smiles" layout and a card....

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use our stamps. Stamping is something that I started doing about 2 years ago. And I LOVE STAMPS!!!! :) Specially the clear stamps. I do have some wooden once but the clear stamps what got me in too even trying stamping.

There's so many ways that you can use stamps. And this week you'll definitely see many of those ways used in projects over at PS so head over there and check out all of the work that the Design Team did this week.

I love using my stamps for creating my own back ground paper. There's many times when I can't find just the right kind of printed paper for a layout or a card. What I love about clear stamps is that you can take more then one image and put them on your block and have 4 - 5 (or more) different stamps at the same time to stamp your images. No need to do one at a time. How awesome is that?

So for this week that is exactly what I did. I stamped several solid colored cardstock and stamped them with my stamps and cut different shapes out using my cricut. Then I used that on my layout and card for this weeks challenge.

I love how this layout turned out. I used several of CTMH stamps to stamp the green back ground on the white solid cardstock. I also used my alpha stamps to do my title. All of the shapes have stamped images on them as well.

This layout was also done for Creative Scrappers Sketch #91 by: Kristine Davidson... You can see the sketch over at Creative Scrappers blog......

On the card the blue/gray shape has stamped swirls on it for a background.

I started by stamping swirls on my cardstock.

and this one is all done.

I then used several of the cricut cartridges:
Beyond Birthdays
Lyrical Letters
Accent Essentials
Plantin Schoolbook

and cut all of these shapes out and used them on the layout and card.

Up close of some of the elements on the layout.... I used some stickles on the bird and chalk on different shapes.

So I hope you got some inspiration to get your stamps out and use them and make your own background paper. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! :) Don't forget to go over to Practical Scrappers to check out DT's work!!!

Nadya :)

Valentine's Day cards.....

I say it's better late then never!!! :) So here I am posting couple of Valentine's Day cards that I did.

My husband and I don't do Valentines Day. It's just something that we never did, well he did get flowers for me one year and that was really sweet it's just something that we don't make a point of doing. But this year after looking at all the wonderful cards and projects that other paper crafters did I decided to make a card for my husband just to let him know how much I love him and what a wonderful husband and daddy he is. The Lord really blessed me with a wonderful husband!!!! :)

This is what I came up with!!! This year Valentines day was on a Sunday and I come home before my husband from Church, he drives the buss for our Church Buss Ministry so he comes home little later. I had the card waiting for him next to his bed side... :) Took him some time to see it, ha ha... but he LOVED it!!!!

Cricut "Doodlecharms" cartridge for the heart.
CTMH "Endless Love" stamp set.
Inkadinkado "Floral Flourishes" stamp set.
Brown Cats Eye chalk.
Zing "Blush" embossing powder.
Martha Stewart Pink ribbon.
Pop up dots to pop up the heart.

And this card was just for FUN!!! :)

CTMH "Love Flourishes" stamp set
CTMH "Endless Love" stamp set
Martha Stewart Pink ribbon.
Zing "Blush" embossing powder
Red Heart sticker.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! :) I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day!!! :)

Nadya :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunshine blog award!!!

I got this cool Blog Award from Sandi the other day and I am just now posting it here. :)

Sandi Thanks so much for the award!!! :)

So now it's my turn to pick several of my friends to pass down this award. How FUN! :)

The rules for the award are as follows: I must pass this on to 6 of my followers. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

--Pass the award onto 6 bloggers.

--Link the nominees within your post.

--Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

--Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So here is my list of blogers that I am passing this on to:

Gaz, Caz n Lucy in NZ

Thanks so much Sandi for the award!! :)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Another great giveaway!!!

Check out this blot Creating from the Heart...

Melissa is giving away and awesome giveaway!!!! All you need to do is leave her a comment in her post about the giveaway. :)

Here are just couple of things that she is giving away...

1 Fiskars Scalloped Daisy Embossing Border Punch.

1 Kaiser Craft Devonshire Stamp Set... so beautiful

Check out Melissa's blog to see what else she's giving away... :)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cards using Crepe paper.

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use flowers. At PS we always try to find new ways to use thing. And there's so many ways to do flowers the DT there has worked really hard this week. Go to the PS blog and check out at all of the work.

So happened that the week before I was searching for some fun scrapbooking/card making videos and I came across a video about crepe paper. The lady did some really cool things with it and I knew just what kind of flowers I wanted to do for this weeks challenge. Unfortunately I can't find that video for you all to see. But I'll look again and if I do find it I'll post it.
I never thought about using party string for something like this before.

I did 3 cards and used dark pink and blue crepe paper.

"Happy Birthday" is sentiment stamp from CTMH "Birthday sentiments" stamp set. For this card I used my shape scissors to cut lots of little circles then I used a small bard in the middle to hold them all in place and formed the shapes of each circle to make it look more 3D like flower.

"Baby Boy" card is being featured at Practical Scrappers this week. For this card I folded the crepe sting in 1/2 and then I gathered it with a thread and needle and it formed in too a flower. I attached a large brad in the middle to hold it together.

For the thrid card I did a technique that I've seen done with ribbon and other papers. It was so much fun. I did a little raffle at the bottom of the card.... Basically what I did is again fold the crepe string in 1/2 and gather it with needle and thread but not as tight as if you would be doing a flower (see above). Place a strip of adhesive on your card and start putting down your gathered crepe string. Pressing on too where the adhesive is at, you can see on the first photo the glare, that is my adhesive.

When you are all done this is what it should look like.

When you are done with this part just start putting your card together. I put a peace of cardstock on top to cover up the stitching part. Very easy to do.... :) Hope you'll give it a try if you haven't done this before.

I had fun working with crepe paper, I hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you come up with! :)

Don't forget to stop by Practical Scrappers the creativity there is just amazing!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Couple more fun cards....

Just couple more cards that I did last week. Playing with new things I've learned and another fun new stamp that I got at our craft store for a $1. :) I just had to get that pregnant lady stamp. It's so cute!!!! I colored it with some color pencils. And again used the "Sentiments" stamp set by Making Memories and some other stamps. Oh and I have I said how much I love playing with my heat embossing things, it's so much FUN... :)

So anyways, here are the cards.... Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!! Hope your having a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, February 11, 2010


I really love the look of simple cards. Plus I can get more of them done when they are simple to make... :)

Here is the last set of cards that I did for our Ladies Fellowship last week Thursday. These are very simple and easy cards to do. I know, I know... :) I'm using this stamp set way too much. But I just love it. The images are beautiful and they stamp so nice and clear. But what a girl to do? When you get a new toy you just play with it as much as you can... well at list that's what I do.

Stamp set by American Crafts "Sentiments" both large and small.
Cardstock and printed papers.
CTMH "God Bless You" stamp set.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! :) Hope you enjoyed these simple cards!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Laughter" and "Just Because"

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use brads in our projects. I did a 12x12 layout and a card for my Wednesday submission. :)

For the layout I used Basic Grey patterned paper for the back ground and other different kinds of patterned papers. Flowers and some Bo Bunny rob-ons. I used large size brads for the middle of the flowers as my flower centers. For the title I used Thickers ABC stickers. love how this layout turned out!!!

For the card I used one of my new and favorite stamp sets by American Crafts "Sentiments". I stamped the flowers 3 times in a row and used sugar coated brads for the flowers. I used some patterned paper from my scraps bin so I don't even know what brand they are, sorry. I added some jewels in the middle of the chipboard butterfly and some ribbon and the card was done. I really how it turned out. It's so bright and colorful!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more awesome layouts, cards and other projects. Your not going to want to miss next weeks challenge as well so head over there and get inspired!!!

Nadya :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Thinking about you" cards.....

I had a productive day yesterday. I feel like my crafting mojo is coming back. :) About time too I say!!! :) I made 7 cards yesterday and thought I'd share couple of them with you today.

I really enjoy making simple cards. I love the fancy cards but just don't have the patience to do that.

We had Ladies Fellowship last night and I brought my supplies for us all to use. We worked on some cards that we can mail to our deployed soldiers, college students and some of the elderly people in our Church. Everyone had so much FUN! I did couple of examples for the ladies to look at. And this is what I came up with.

On this card I used Kraft paper, brown cat's eye chalk, a die cute shape that I picked up at a scrapbook store. The flowers and the sentiment came from my new stamp set... I really LOVE this set, it has so many beautiful images. The stamp set is by American Crafts called "Sentiments" large and the last touch was some ribbon.

This card looks more elegant in person then on the picture. I had a really hard time taking pictures of these cards, the weather wasn't the best to do this.... I used Kraft and cranberry cardstock. Rusted look (kind of) brads, the sentiment came from American Crafts "Sentiment" stamp set. The flower/swirl image came from INKADINKADO called "Floral Flourishes" stamp set ... very cute set. I embossed it with American Crafts Zing embossing powder Brown Sugar.

Not sure if you can see the leaves on this card. But I stamped some leaves on the white card stock before stamping "thinking of you" sentiment from CTMH "Rustic Flower" stamp set. Some cardstock and ribbon to finish off the card.

Again I used "Sentiments" stamp set by AC. Some buttons, brown and orange cardstock....

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed working on them!!! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!!

Nadya :)