Sunday, January 28, 2007

A New Day

Update: I'm finally recovering from the flu.
The boys now have a stomach virus. Keiji is in an awful lot of pain from a severe rash.
I'm hoping that tomorrow will be a better day for our little ones.

Speaking of a new day, I've been working on a journal/planner called "A New Day." I can't post it here because it's an entry for a monthly challenge at 2SCD. I will post it in a few days, when we hit February.

Here is a cute little box that Mary (Flutteringby) sent out for her "Alter This" Challenge swap which we had to alter.

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All SU! except for box -
ink: Close to Cocoa, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
stamp sets: Paisley, Bodacious Bouquet

And something very precious to our Ken:
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Buh-Buh Bear... he is well-loved and worn from many hugs and tears. He was there on the day we brought Ken home from the hospital and accompanied Ken for the first 2 months of preschool. He has gone on every trip away from home. He is Ken's best friend. I bought another bear "just in case" when PB decided to retire this bear from their shelves. I thought it would be a great way to remember how loved Buh-Buh Bear is and what a great picture this would be for Ken's scrapbook. It is so hard to believe that it's been over 4 yrs when I first bought this bear after I found out that I was pregnant with Ken.

How fast time flies.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Hoppy For You!

I am happy to say that the latest round of migraines has started to show signs of letting up. Bowling was difficult. We had the San Francisco tournament this past weekend. I bowled a 227, 212, and 200 for my high games. Surprisingly, only the 200 game managed to hold for second place during that squad. I got beat out of the other games. I loved bowling at Serra Bowl, but the constant pounding in my head and having to constantly reach for my inhaler was a stinker. Need to make a run to the doctor's office tomorrow to find out if I am having asthma attacks or if it's something worse.

Anyways, I managed to crank out a card for a card challenge I posted on 2SCD.

Hoppy For You:

Colors used: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, and More Mustard.

Background stamps: Paisley and Linen

Stamp sets: Very Punny (SAB) and Hearfelt Thanks

Orders have started to come in for SAB. The Stamp Camp is set for Saturday, Feb. 3rd.

It's gonna be fun!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Wild About You!

I'm back! I had the best time participating in the online crop at 2ScrappyChixDesigns. I survived my first online crop! And I managed to finish every project and challenge that was posted. What an incredible experience!

I am excited to mention that I will continue on as a member of the Creative Team at The Stamp Shack. It is also an incredible honor to be a moderator for the Card Challenges forum at 2ScrappyChixDesigns.

The Stampin' UP! Spring Mini is coming out soon! And don't forget Sell-A-Bration is on right now!

Here's my latest card creation:

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pp: the back side of Holly Berries / Spearmint (Basic Grey Fruitcake), Confetti White (SU!), Bordering Blue (SU!) - stamp: Wild About You (SU!) - ink: More Mustard (SU!), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Bordering Blue (SU!), Night of Navy (SU!), Old Olive (SU!), Always Artichoke (SU!), Peeled Paint (Ranger Ink), Faded Jeans (Ranger Ink)

And I sent in my hair to Locks Of Love... 16 inches!
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A card using scraps of Holly Berries / Spearmint (Basic Grey- Fruitcake) pp:
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Have a wonderful evening, my friends!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tickled Pink!

This is such an adorable set from the SU! Sell-A-Bration Mini. I made these cards for my demonstrator swap.

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White Belt

Today, my almost 4 yr old had a trial consult at a local Tae Kwon Do Dojang and he has decided that he loves it. Here are some pictures of him trying to remember what a Master had showed him.

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Needless to say, I am quite proud of him! He's a natural at this!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Shinen akemashite, omedeto!

We spent Monday morning with my family in San Francisco, celebrating Japanese New Year.
Then we drove back down to Saratoga and spent the rest of the evening with my in-laws.

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To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. - Confucius.

Here are some of my intentions for the new year:
Let go of "stuff" both physically and emotionally.
Enjoy the process of being creative.
Get organized.
Live life to its fullest.
Love like there's no tomorrow.
Don't forget "ME"!

What about you? Any intentions for 2007?