Thursday, November 20, 2008

life's little challenges....

Sometimes..... you don't know how but you lose time.

You don't call your friend on their birthday,
You wake up at 6:50 instead of 6 am.
You forget how you and your best friend lost contact,
You can't remember a loved one's face.

Today I received my wake up call.
I had time smack me in the face today.
My cousin, who was the only one in my family
who used to write me in California over 5 and a half years
was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer.

She's funny, she's upbeat, she's a good mom.
I didn't have the pleasure of seeing her for several months
and now she is going away from me, just like time.

Its really hard on me to accept that, but I can't imagine
how hard it must be on her.
And my other cousin, the one that I'm closest to is nursing her,
I haven't seen her in a while either.

This is the card I made for my cousin Mickey.
We call her that instead of Migdalia.
It fits her personality.

I pray that Allah keeps her in his care and that his will be done.

I will be more mindful not to lose so much time away from family.

Love to all my sissies, you know who u are. May I hear from you and see you more.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

the quiet after the Christmas storm....

so after finishing my Christmas Card swap, I decided, I'm Christmased out and am thinking of converting to judaism, Just Kidding! At least they don't have trees, hee hee.

So here's some that i made, the madonna card is for the swap. The other one's are random entries.

Have a peaceful night.............

feels good to have a little change!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I made this card, during my observing the voting............... I was thinking of a Holiday card, and this came out and it reminds me of a hopeful woman, compassionate, a look of solace, and peace.

I guess kind of what we all need rightnow,

and some long awaited peace.

Happy voting.....
Happy looking,
Happier days ahead.


PS: the pic doesn't do the card justice, it actually looks weird here....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Winter Blues mean Snowmen Cards

Had the chance to relax finally, and whipped up this card. I was just recruited to replace someone in a card swap. I like the card because of the fun flock but it took a while.... actually an hour and a half, and I'm not totally wowed though. The fun flock is just fun in a bottle, really. It looks like snow when it falls onto the card before you press it down, and the glitter on top gives it the little pop it needs.

I embossed the scarf and ear muffs (they're my favorite!!) and filled them in with those Tsukienko Fantastix, they let you color in with a stamp pad, they are pretty much a dauber iin stick form! I love 'em.

So for such a cold and harsh day, I got the magic of snow to brighten up my night!!!

Happy scrappin'

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First blog: In honor of 6 cards.....

So I started this blog to share my cards and love of anything paper, stationary, inky, and glittery to name a few. Ever since I was a child I would feel the paper, touch it, see the thickness, and wish I could buy it. As an adult, I can! I get so fascinated by any type of embellishment or
sentiment that reminds me of a good memory, savoring the moment that I could put that memory to paper.

I am not the best card maker, nor am I the best at scrapbooking, but I thought that the same joy that I have should be shared with others. This blog is in part due to my sister in law, who shared her love of card making with me and the beautiful secret of the scrapbooking sisterhood.

Happy looking!