Tuesday, December 22, 2009

YaYa *Kiki Art*

If you have spent any time around me as of recent, you probably have already heard the story about how Giancarlo got his nickname. When he was born, he spent a significant amount of time crying. In turn, I spent a significant amount of time telling him to be quiet... lol In Spanish, when you want someone to stop you say "Ya". So, the way I continually tried to calm my baby was by saying, "Ya Ya, SHH". And so, a nickname was born... LOL

Nonina began to refer to her brother as Yaya and at the beginning I though she was shortening Giancarlo's name. It was not until I saw her trying to soothe him that I realized where she got the nickname from. She gently went up to him and said: "Ya. Ya. Yaya". LOL Since then, when you ask Noelani to say the name of her brother, her response is always "Yaya".

The verse on this page is my daily prayer for both my children. It is my desire that they would lean on the Lord so that He could make their paths straight; especially when I am the one leading them wrongly...

The paper I used is absolutely AMAZING!! Kiki Art's AntologĂ­a Familia is great and very versatile. It has papers that coordinate with both boys and girls. The chipboard elements are great as well as the Fun Tape. All of these I used on my page. Make sure you check out their website to see the rest of their product line.

Love in Christ,


Thursday, December 17, 2009


I am convinced that adding new addictions to my life only makes me a better scrapper... LOL Here are the cards I made for the store's stamping club:
This card has lots going on. I used Coredinations cardstock and embossed it to them reveal the red core by distressing the paper. I stamped the numbers on white cardstock and cut the edges with a designs scissors. I inked the edges with yellow chalk ink and colored in the stamp with Prismacolors. Finally I added Stickles, Glaze, and the Mark Richards Glitter Domes.
This was extremely easy but the outcome was great. I used ribbon as candles and just stamped the flame on top of the ribbon. I colored the falmes with Prisma Colors and added Stickles.

This card has the watermark effect on the blue cardstock and just regular coloring on the yellow cardstock. I stamped a cupcake on blue cardstock and on yellow cardstock. I cut the top of the cupcake from the yellow cardstock and I popped it. I then added the sprinkles and glazed it. Finally I added the candle.

This card was an interesting experiment. I used chalk ink to give a yellow tone to the white cardstock and then I stamped all of the cupcakes. To color in the cupcakes I used Prismacolors. Once I colored them, I used Marshmallow Glimmer Mist to give it a shimmery finish. Finally I stamped a cupcake onto a blue piece of cardstock, cut the top and popped it on top of the middle cupcake, along witht he candle.

Here is the matching bag using the same technique:

The technique for this month was learning how to make your own patterned paper using the stamps. I must admit that I was a bit skeptic about being able to accomplish the task, but once again the Lord helped me out... Praise HIM! :)

Hope you liked!

Love in Christ,


Monday, December 14, 2009

Conquering Sassafras Lass

WOW! My life took a sharp turn and I felt as though I was inside a whirlpool... :( I took on more classes at the store not really knowing how much time it takes to create kits and I have been EXTREMELY busy... I just finished teaching the last class I have for the month of December (I think LOL) and am excited to be completing the layouts for January.

I must say that the outcome of the work I have been putting in has slowly paid off! I took Sassafras paper home about two months ago to create a layout for a class and had not been able to get anything together. I must admit that I was very intimidated to work with such busy paper, but I was able to get it done! Here is the outcome:

I used all sorts of fun techniques and wonderful product. I got to play with Perfect Pearls in a way I never thought possible before and created the butterflies.

The roses and red flower were originally white and I used Glimmer Mist to color them and I absolutely love the way they came out.

I also got to glaze the numbers so that they would look like epoxy stickers...

Overall, I am very satisfied with the layout... :)

Love in Christ,


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