Friday, March 20, 2009

Color Inspiration #46

I saw these colors for Kristina's challenge and it reminded me of my last post. I deleted the picture from that post so that I could use it for this challenge (so it that cheating?).
I added a little blue heart so I use all of her colors.

Valentine's Day lunch
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's a NAOMI Day!

Maybe today is St. Patrick's Day, but for me and Naomi today is our day!
Naomi celebrated her one year Blogoversary and was giving away some blog candy and I won a Close to My Heart paper pack of my choice. Along with my prize, she made me a card. It's very cute and she embellished it with pom-poms. Seriously, go and check out her blog. She makes some very awesome cards!

I bought some Girl Friday paper from Cosmo Cricket. The line is so cute, I can't wait to make cards or use it in a layout.

This past Saturday I went to a crop. I usually don't go to many crops because my brain seems to freeze up and I have a hard time trying to create. I usually end up just eating snacks and talking, but I surprised myself and I finished 5 layouts! And I hardly do 12 x 12 layouts, so I was extra proud of myself!

Chuck and I went to Palm Springs to eat at a deli. I made a two page layout. Chuck says I'm the only one that takes pictures of food. I can't help myself. I just love food and love to eat.

A couple of years ago Chuck received about 10 bottles of wine for Christmas. I'm not a wine drinker but Chris likes it and promptly opened a bottle and drank it. The problem is he gets that "Asian Glow" just like me. He'll probably kill me knowing that I posted this layout. Oh well!!

Do the Math

Even though the layouts I made are simple, I'm very happy that I completed them. I even finished my Thanksgiving album from 2007.

Naomi Day was a good day for me! I won a prize and completed some layouts. I feel so lucky and I'm not even Irish!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Inspiration #45

For Kristina's challenge this week she chose three colors, black, white and gray. I thought about making a wedding card since these colors would be perfect for one, but sometimes it gets monotonous making the same old thank you, hello or thinking of you cards. So this challenge I thought I would do something fun and humorous.

Fork and Spoon
This card is a play on words. I hope no one is offended. Again, I just wanted to create a fun card.

Ikea Goodies

My trip to Ikea was very successful in which I bought mainly snacks. I love the Ginger Thin cookies and the mini cinnamon rolls were a perfect bite size treat. But I must warn you, the Daim candies are VERY addicting. I could not stop eating them. I felt so guilty that I had polished off the entire bag but David told me that he was addicted to them also! Now I only feel half as guilty since David ate the other half. Seriously, the bag needs to have a warning label on it stating that "Once consumed, addiction will occur"!

Have a super weekend!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Color Inspiration #44

Another Kristina Color Inspiration and for this challenge I just made a really simple card. I even stamped!

I'm off to Trader Joe's. I love anything from Trader Joe's. They have the best pizza dough and I get a lot of my fresh veggies and snacks from there.

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Catching Up

It's been over 3 months since I've posted so I thought I would do some catching up.
In November I got sick at work. I thought I had the flu. Little did I know that was just the beginning of my health issues.
I made several trips to the doctors, two trips to the ER and was hospitalized twice (the first time was the week of Christmas). The holidays last year for me was not fun at all. The family brought me my gifts to the hospital and I enjoyed a Christmas lunch of fake chicken and pumpkin pie. Yuck...
Finally after the second trip to the ER, I was diagnosed with an abscess on my kidney. It needed to be drained and a nephrostomy tube was placed. One of the doctors think I'll need surgery on my kidney but I'll find out for sure on my appointment this Wednesday. Other than that, I'm feeling much better than I did a couple of months ago. I've been off work for a while and need to get back so I can get paid!!

Yesterday Chuck and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire. It was a good movie, but after seeing it. I don't think I'll want to visit India. Now I'm sure there are many beautiful places to visit in India, but none of that was shown (except for the Taj Mahal and even that area didn't impress me). It's sad to see people living in those conditions and all I can say it that it's a good thing they didn't have "smell-o-vision" in the movie.

Mr. Potato Head
Last week Steven was in town and we went to Disneyland. The first attraction I wanted to ride was the new Toy Story Mania.
***Disney trivia*** How many rides are at Disneyland? One - Mr. Toads Wild ride. The rest are called attractions.
If you get a chance to visit Disneyland you must go on Toy Story Mania. It is so much fun. It's in 4-D, which is better than 3-D!! haha

I also tried making my favorite sushi, Futomaki. I tried making it the way my mom does, but it's so much work to cook and prepare everything and though my family likes sushi, I'm the only one who likes futomaki. So it doesn't look like it's something I'll make often but need to so I can practice. I needed more vinegar in the rice and making the kanpyo took a long and the rolling part was not that easy. Here's my attempt at futomaki:

Now that I'm feeling much better I hope to be posting and scrapping and making cards more often. I really missed making my cards. I bought a bunch of Quickutz but have not had a chance to use them. I have lots of ideas swirling in my head but no time to do them.

Today was a beautiful day. 82 degrees! But I think it's suppose to rain tomorrow. That's ok because the Governator said there is a drought in California.

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Color Inspiration #43

Wow! Kristina is on Color Inspiration #43. It's been a while since I've participated but I bought some really cute American Crafts paper and I thought the colors were perfect for the challenge and I needed to make some thank you cards.
I've been sick for a while (a long while) and I'm very fortunate to have such wonderful family and friends. I wanted to write thank you notes to all that wished me well and helped me when I needed it.

Thank You from the bottom of my heart

Have a great week!