Friday, October 26, 2012

Marissa's School is having a fundraiser... Woohoo!

Marissa's school (Moreno Elementary) is doing their annual fundraiser. If you need some gifts, wrapping, decos for the holidays, something for your pet... or something for yourself, please check this out! Be sure to order from the link, so that she and her school get the credit. Thanks in advance, and as always... no pressure...

Please help our school's fundraiser: MORENO PTA is having a fundraiser. You can shop online at Students First! website...
Thank you for your support.

If the link above does not work, please use the following link and enter the student ID: mre2476 at:

Marissa and her fellow students and school thank you from the bottom of their heart!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Another Lapse in Time... A Brief Re-cap of a Little Bit of September (and August, too!)

Whenever there aren't challenges on a DT, I usually lapse... totally. And I know it. I need a challenge. I need motivation. I need to "have to" do something. Yeah, sure... there are tons of challenges out there that I "can" do... but none that I "have to". And so... I tell myself, "Self... you are going to do some challenges and post them. Or post something you've been doing already." And I promise My Self, and My Self gets disappointed  AGAIN...

So, this morning, instead of playing games on my phone (oh... Songpop, how I adore thee... and WWF and WordFeud, and Scrabble, and...), I'll take a couple of minutes to quickly blurb about projects I've been working on since August, and even some during the month of August (besides the last post... lol!). I have been quite busy and quite lazy, all at the same time... as you'll see...

First up... I WON A SILHOUETTE CAMEO!!!! (I want to thank Kim Dennon at Today's Creative Blog and Silhouette America. You guys rock!) I won this back in August, but... haven't put it to use yet. Don't get your panties in a bunch... Yes, you heard that right. I was SOOOO excited, I didn't read anything and popped the program cd into my laptop (acause that was what I was going to hook it up to, right?) and it didn't work (the program). So... I read the instructions/requirements, and yeah. My laptop is a dinosaur. It is NOT compatible with the software (runs Windows Me, not XP or higher...), and my pc is WAY too far from the craftroom, and I cannot put a cutting machine (even for one use... because we all "know" it would stay there... I mean... who are we kidding here...) out in the family room where the pc is. And so... I'm now saving up for a newer laptop. I could've gotten it on credit... but... I'm still subbing (READ: not stable) and I just got laid off my regular house-cleaning job (READ: hardly any income), so, I'm SOOO glad I didn't do that. In time, people... and I will be sure to post what I create and make when I do. In the meantime, it sits prettily in its box, in the craftroom, and I drool over all those blogs that use true fonts and svgs...

Onward and upward. ****Oh! Hold that thought... I'm just going to post a little bit of September (because it's a whole lotta something) and then peel my way away from here.

September. First off, since we got Sea World San Diego passes, we've been there every weekend that I didn't have a meet or something else. Marissa LOVES it, and so do I... (Juan... not so sure. He doesn't get enthusiastic about much... he's getting o.l.d.!)

Then... we went to a wedding. Anyone who knows me (do you?) knows that I rarely give "just" a gift. I usually make some portion of it, and ALWAYS the card... Here's what I did... (please note that I didn't rotate the pics... blogger stuff was acting stupid, and I lost my patience and didn't want to take the time... ugh!)

Get it? Good. I left the wrapping on the frame and just did temporary adhesive (in case they wanted to return it...). But... each frame set is good for the frame, and they could replace them as they wanted to with pics of their own.

I'd give more details but... the pics I took on the phone apparently aren't compatible now that iPhone did the upgrade thingy... pics that loaded before will not load now. Go figure. Anything to make our lives more difficult instead of easier... ugh.

And here's the pics of the card:

And the inside (I just L-O-V-E all vellum, especially the pretty printed stuff!):

*if you can't read it... it says:

On this special day,
You walked down the aisle;
You did it with grace;
You did it with style.

You shared your love
With everyone;
You bound your souls
In front of the Son.

You did it together
For all to see;
To share and enjoy
An event so happy.

We love you!

Awww... isn't that special? Lol! (btw... that sentiment/poem/whatever you want to call it IS copyrighted. Please do not use it. It was custom-made for Efren and Diana Ramirez by ME!

And moving on to the packaging, because I just love pretty wrappings (and wired ribbon!!!):

What? You want pics of the WEDDING, too? See? I can read minds... Here ya go!

and Marissa was a flower girl... her first ever. She was so excited (and nervous, too!)

(ah... the Mass was in Spanish, so she was also a little confused... hee, hee...)

and here we all are... (I was SOOO not ready for photo opps... oh well...) and dang! look at that bubble butt! gotta get working out again... ack!

I will be back on sometime this week to play a little more catchup. (no... not the red stuff made from tomatoes, sugar and vinegar...). But, leave me a little little love and tell me what you think! Thanks for stopping by...