Friday, December 31, 2010

sewing: haul

First picture:  bag is about to burst
Second picture: patterns, patterns, patterns,
Third picture: flannel, cotton, and knits, plus scissors and a bias tape maker.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sewing: Mantra

Today  I focus on this mantra :
When I sew I have all the skills I need to produce a beautiful well sewn garment.  The machine I use has the correct tension  no matter what stitch I choose.

Joann Fabrics has a sale today for the New Year.  I will be back tomorrow with a haul picture.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sewing: I finished my first shirt

Well, I finished my first shirt.  It is a mess but it is my first shirt and I wore it around the house after I finished clipping the final threads.  My husband was glowing, he was so happy for me.  I am a silly head, so when things  don't "work" out  I make it  "work"  on some level  and it is all fun time after that.  My sewing machine's tension is all off.  I noticed that is works on certain stitches and not the ones  I wanted to use!  So  my stitches have strange tension.  I tested  it  30 times of a scrap piece of fabric and it worked fine, when I started on my shirt  it was all wonky again.  I decided to just keep it that way  after ripping out the stitches  5 times.  I learned a few things  I needed to know  on this shirt  so now  I am off to the next project..soon. Oh  I will post a picture of the shirt on Saturday.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thrive: 2011

My word for 2011 is THRIVE.

: to grow vigorously : flourish
: to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances

Definition #3 is what I was thinking about, but the word actually chose me.  I asked the question what is my word going to be for 2011 and later  it "dawned" on me that I have been seeking to thrive.  Those closest to me know all the details to why this word is so appropriate.  So this is my focus word..

What is yours?

Saturday, December 25, 2010


A recent visit to Vizcaya, my husband and I had not visited this place together, one of my favorite places in the world.  We took our cameras and walked around for two hours.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Layouts: Catnap: Bo Bunny Papers

I love this face.  This is photo captures a moment I see everyday.  This layout was created with papers from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Layout : Together : Bo Bunny Papers

My cats were sleeping all together on the couch and I just had to capture the moment of bliss.  This layout was created with Bo Bunny papers from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Second day sewing

My second day sewing my shirt is almost complete.  The big reveal will be soon after  I hem it and add some extra stitching.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Learning to sew

I decided to take sewing lessons.  My dream of making clothes is coming true.  I look forward to posting more about my adventures in sewing soon.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


How I came to love tea. When I was in middle school and or beginning high school.  I forget which one exactly, I asked my Mom, "What can I drink in the morning to wake up?" She said," Tea."  Hot tea. I do not like the taste of coffee, it doesn't taste healthy to me.  Tea was perfect.  I started drinking standard  Lipton black tea.  Then I was introduced to Green Tea  which has a lot of health benefits...immune system and metabolism.  I also drink white tea and herbal teas..if I drink too much chamomile tea  I get hyper oddly enough.  Tea is a part of my morning and evening routine. I drink it hot, winter, spring, summer, and fall. I used to frequent Starbucks  but they no longer serve my favorite two teas  Green Ginger  and I think the Berryblossom White tea  has been discontinued altogether.  You will find me at home with a cup of tea next to me, this is true right now.

Friday, November 26, 2010

No animals were harmed for me

 Waldolf salad: vegan style
Green beans and Gardein and cranberry sauce
Pumpkin "Cheesecake"-no dairy..  I only ate the crust though.

Being a vegan/vegetarian  means  alot to me.  It has been  a road of constantly changing eating habits  and becoming aware that has brought me here today.  I celebrated Thanksgiving eating vegan,  here are a few pictures of the fare.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank you and Thankful

Thank you for supporting my blog.

Thank you for staying positive and sharing the goodness in your life on your blog when I visit.

Thankful for all the guidance that is given to me through universal energy and connection.

Thankful for my ability to see that things happen for a reason and judgement of those things is not needed  good or bad...each a lesson or a journey.

Thankful for happiness, because happiness is the way.

Monday, November 22, 2010


I saw someone blog a list of currents and I thought that was a good idea (thank you someone).

Harry  Potter obsessed- will see the latest movie soon.

Thinking about learning to sew everyday

Daily affirmations for healing and appreciation

Spending time with my husband

Playing and snuggling with my kitties

Finding restaurants that serve vegetarian food.

Thankful for abundance in my life.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

14 years

Time is a mysterious thing.  I don't quite ever try to understand it.  Today  I realized that according to the calendar.  This Month's end marks 14 years since my father passed.  I have seen my father several times since then of course, because I love it when he makes the cameo appearances that he does in my dreams.  He is always with me and I am so very much like him (a blessing).  I am thankful for having his love in my life everyday of my life...the love lives on forever.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fashion September 2010


I am a fan of Project runway.  When I found out Nick Verreos was going to be in town  I was excited.  He presented the fashion show at Macy's.  My husband  came late but  he was able to finally meet Nick  who he is a fan of.  The night was fun.  A definite must do again for next year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Le Jardin

American Crafts from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps. My husband and I were in Montreal when an earthquake occured.  We were in the Botanic Gardens  taking photographs of the amazing beauty before us and were unaware of any changes in the earth at that moment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

American Crafts

Created for ESS using a photo from a recent photoshoot.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today I am reading and commenting on blogs that have to do with scrapbooking.  Looking for some old familiar faces and inspiration.  Thank you all..Namaste

Sunday, October 3, 2010

On me

My latest blog post is actually on my photo blog.  you can check it out here

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bo Bunny and Creative Cafe Layout #2

Same papers and materials as my previous post.  Tell me what you think.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bo Bunny and Creative Cafe

Just loved working with these new Bo Bunny papers that Michelle picked up from CHA,  I mixed in some Creative Cafe felt flowers and tags for this layout. Find all the supplies you need to recreate this layout at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding Layout Two

This is my favorite photo.  Scrapped with supplies from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wedding Layout One

Using my kit from ESS and my wedding photos, I created this layout.  The red violet organza is from my own personal stash.

Friday, July 30, 2010

wedding layouts

I am working on weddings layouts.  I finished one and I have been fussing over another.  They will be posted soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

new wedding picture

This is my favorite photo from our wedding.  It was taken after we were married, but it is a reactment of what we did when we walked to our ceremony.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I will finally get to posting wedding pictures.  On the day of my wedding I chucked everything I wanted to do with my hair and makeup out the window and just decided to go as simple necklace and dress took on the glamour role.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Home, it feels good to be home.  the kittens are well and beautiful.  Ah  the simple things in life.  Home is where I am happiest.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I am in Montreal, this was yesterday during the celebration of St. Jean.  It is a major holiday here.  I was happy to see the locals dress up and celebrate  since we did not go to the big parties downtown.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bridal Shower

I was surprised when all my co workers got together and got my fiancĂ© in on it to surprise me and throw "us" a bridal shower.  It was complete with vegetarian fare and vegan cake!!! (The cake in the photo was for everyone and was not vegan, unfortunately)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Counting down

11 days till the day.  So many preparations to be made still.  Having fun and trying to relax and enjoy it all.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Another layout for ESS featuring pink paislee.

16 more days till my wedding and 15 till my birthday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Photograph of Elena from our last photo shoot together.  Pink Paislee papers from Everything Scrapbook and Stamps,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a month

In a month,  I will be having a birthday and getting married.  Appointments, packing, invitations, last minute- go get its.  Here we go...happy as can be.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


A new layout for Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.  Loved working with the Bo Bunny papers.

Friday, April 16, 2010

jacket for Paris

Letters are cut with the Cricut. All other supplies except the pink paper with the journaling can be found at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

beauty and grace

Created for Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.  I just love these SEI papers.

New Layouts

New layouts are coming soon.  I just completed two for Everything Scrapbook and Stamps.  I hope you will like them.  SEI  -Claire.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Yesterday's Lunch

Wandering around for a place to eat yesterday, we found Sweet Times.  I saw they had breakfast on the menu and it was past noon, but they serve breakfast all day! (I asked the server.) I opted for the Fruit Salad.  It was very fresh and perfect for a breezy Spring day.

Monday, March 29, 2010

83 days..and good news

Shopping for the honeymoon. All very casual stuff. I will be able to post pictures because we will have wifi,YEAH..but I won't have cell phone service : (

Good news, my vegetarian sister invited me to return to be part of the design team at her store Everything Scrapbook and Stamps!  She was thinking of me and I her.  I love the way the universe works!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

89 days

and counting....Planning the honeymoon stage. Passports in hand.  Have to make sure all the local stuff is taken care of too. Just happy to know that Mike and I will soon see his family and friends.

Friday, March 12, 2010

100 days

I made this card for Mike a few weeks back. Two years together. :)  and loving each day.  You should see the card he made me!  (he is shy about those things, so I am not actually going to show it..but it is awesome.)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

101 days

Here is a card that I made for someone else who just got married.  The design is from the current  Posh Designs challenge. I used a technique that I saw from a Tim Holtz grunge rose tutorial.  The shape of the shape is from a Cricut cartridge I borrowed.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

102 days

Scrapped the hat pictures. Oh my in 2 days it is a hundred days (yes I know that is the way math works) It will soon be here!


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