Tuesday, January 25, 2011


You know the song... cel- e-bration come on! Noisemaker 1  by Kool and the Gang- Well, that's what is in my head today! I am dancing  Disco Boogie around singing that song...cuz' my favorite time of the year is here! Sale-A-Bration and it's almost Spring! So click on the SAB catalog on the side bar to be taken to the catalog filled with FREE STUFF! Smile 

Here's the deal: Spend $50 on any product before shipping and tax- get a free stamp set, DSP,decor elements, digital content CD, or a ribbon and button pack! Can't decide- that's OK......becasue for every $50 you spend pick something else out! Funny YES- MORE STUFF FOR FREE! Holy Moly 

So call me (951) 788-9640 to place your order anytime now thruMarch 31st or email me samanthaesqueda@yahoo.com or go right to my online store http://www.westcoaststamper.stampinup.net/

And don't forget if you can't find anything in the SAB catalog that you have to have (which I really doubt that) then you can go to the last page of the SAB catalog and it will give you approximately another 40 items in the BIG CATALOG that you can get for FREE!
What are you waiting for???? Hurry up- Hurry Up  place an order today (January) another in February and March!

 BeeKIND! Please order today!
Thanks for Stampin BY!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Card Swap Saturday!

WOW- what a wonderful day. We had such a great group of girls this time and very creative beautiful cards. Have fun checking them out!

Yolanda, Katherine, and Marlene- very talented ladies!

My Card

Yolanda's love you much card

Marlene's pop-out heart card

Melissa's Sweet Birthday Card

Debbie's love's me, love's me, love's me card :)

Gloria's love you butterfiles card
Thanks for Stampin by!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Card Swap this Saturday

I am so excited that we are FINALLY having a card swap this Saturday and I have a couple of new gals that I met at a scrapbook day :)

All you have to do is design (A very wonderful) card and cut all the supplies for it for at least 8 people and then bring your adhesive, scissors, and cutter to my house and we go around making each others cards. We all bring a dish to share..... what could be better than friends, food, and stampin????

If you are anywhere near the riverside area we would LOVE to have you!

Thanks for Stampin by!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Days 11-15

Day 11- another picture of me and my friends
Stephanie, Brittney, and me New Years EVE 2011

Day 12- Why I have a blog, how did I find out about blogs???

I found out about typepad blogs that are $4.95 a month from my friend Sharon Rivera (check out her amazing work on her blog) but then I found out about blogspot for free! I was already a journaler and scrapbooker so of course I wanted to start a blog. I tried doing 2 blogs one for family and one for crafts but geesh... I just couldn't keep up... so I combined them (even though I don't like how my friends have my blog as Samantha's stampin blog on thier blog instead of the Esqueda family blog...but whatever!)

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt me.

I am sorry that I gave you advise that you didn't like after you asked me for advise. Sometimes that is just how life is. I really can't believe that it was enough to ruin a great friendship and wonderful times. I hope that someday you can forgive and hope that when you say something to someone that they don't agree with that they forgive you and allow you to still be in thier life. I am sure that that has already happened- since no one is perfect and we all say stuff that is offensive or what other don't believe to be true, to others sometimes in our life. You may not even know about it becasue the person moved on and didn't even mention it. I know sometimes friendships are better ended when there are a lot more problems than good times, but I didn't feel that was the case with us. I wish you and your family well.

Love, Samantha

Day 14- A picture of me and my family

Day 15- The first 10 songs on my iPod
actually I listen to Pandora and I just typed in Lady Gaga and what ever that brings up is what I listen to...a lot of Katy Perry also

thanks for stampin by!
off to scrapbook tomorrow so stay tuned next week for some great scrapbook pages!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 5-10

Day 5 - A picture of somewhere you've been.
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Day 6 - Your favorite Superhero and why.

Need I say more?

Day 7 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

My mom and dad of course! They taught me well. They are so wonderful.

Day 8 - Short term goals for this month and why.

To lose 5lbs. So hopefully I can make 20 by April. For Steven to get a JOB!

Day 9 - Something you're proud of in the past few days.

My daughter turned the sled and took a pole in her side to save her little brother from getting hurt!

Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyper, mad.

IDK! I like all different songs on different days.

MDS (My Digital Studio) Snow Play Days

I am so in love with MDS. It is so user friendly and cost efficient. NO MORE trips to craft stores, no more high priced paper and embellishments. Now I have them all for FREE right on my computer! I went to the snow yesterday and I have all my snow pictures scrapped today in about 1 hour.... and they are so stinkin cute! If you are interested in purchasing MDS or have any questions about it please don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks for Stampin' by!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day #4 and some Valentines

Day #4 is a habit I have and I wish I didn't. Well, since it is the New Year I posted my New Years Resolutions and thought about this very seriously. My first bad habit is FOOD! I really wish that I had better control over it. I am learning but geesh it is really difficult. Another would be money spending. A good thing comes from a bad thing and since Steven has been out of work for over 2 years and then this last summer I was laid off, I have really had to learn to control my spending. I am still struggling.... but getting better everyday! Finally, gossiping and saying mean stuff. I don't know why I do... but I do. I have been working on this for the last few years and have gotten a lot better, but still need to keep myself in check. Ok so on with the more fun stuff. Thanks for listening (or reading actually) I don't journal in a book, so I also do this blog for a memorabilia for my children. I think it is good for our children to know our struggles, temptations, and failures.

Here are some cards that I have been making. I REALLY LOVE the stamp set Season of Friendship #111776 $23.95 This card can be used for pretty much any occasion and it is so stinking cute!

These next two are made with a wonderful oldie but goodie... LOVE YOU MUCH # 113756 $25.95
We also went to Apple Bees tonight for a Fundraiser dinner and then over to the Art Museum to see Savannah's Art Work that she made at school. We also took our neighbor, Grant, with us. They are in the same class. One night a year they display all the students artwork in the Art Museum. It is so neat.... they get all excited and name their pieces and talk about selling them for $1,000,000,000. So cute!
Thanks for stamping by!

Savannah's Art Piece "AMAZE"
Grant's Art Piece "GRANT"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day #3

A picture of me and my friends!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 81st Dad, Day #2 and some "JUST CARDS"

Yesterday was my dad's 81st birthday and we went out to dinner and celebrated at Claim Jumper. When he came over today we surprised him and my daughter with Angel tickets!


Day 2 of 30 days of blogging- What's behind my blog name? Well, I started stampin a long long time ago and I was at my nephew's house with his (ex wife Gracie :( and we were talking stamping and he said "What's with all this stampin stuff... next we're gonna have WEST COAST STAMPERS! and Wallah! A name was born and stuck with me! I was fun with paper for a while also but I liked WCS! and the ESQUEDA family thing is because I can barely keep up with one blog...let alone having another one for family stuff... so my friends and stamper buddies get a little piece of my world which consists of stamping, scrapbooking, and my family!

 Here are some cards that I made for my JUSTCARDS card swap
No Stamps
Brick Wall

Letter G

Sunday, January 2, 2011

#1 on 30 days of blogging

Today I have to post and picture of myself and 15 interesting things about me!

1- I Love God
2- I LOVE family
3- I love my computer
4- I love crafts
5- I love volunteering in my daughters class
6- I love my friends
7- I love CHILDREN!!!
8-I have two very small dogs (that I love)
9-I love my car and that it starts up everyday!
10-I love Weight watchers and everything it is doing for me!
11-I love snuggling and wrestlinig with my children
13- My favorite color is green and all shades but I really love all the colors of the color graph!
14- I only like to wear fall colors during fall, winter colors during winter, spring colors during spring, etc...
15- I LOVE baking!
That's me on the right with my sister-in-law who I love and am so proud of!

30 Days of blogging

30 Days of Blogging Challenge... Day 1- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

Day 2 - The meaning behind your blog name.

Day 3 -A picture of you and your friends.

Day 4 - A habit that you wish you didn't have.

Day 5 - A picture of somewhere you've been.

Day 6 - Your favorite Superhero and why.

Day 7 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

Day 8 - Short term goals for this month and why.

Day 9 - Something you're proud of in the past few days.

Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyper, mad.

Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends.

Day 12 - How you found out about blogs and why you made one.

Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

Day 14 - A picture of you and your family.

Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle; first 10 songs that play.

Day 16 - Another picture of yourself.

Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.

Day 18 - Plans/Dreams/Goals you have.

Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them?

Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future.

Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy.

Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else?

Day 23 - Something you crave a lot.

Day 24 - A letter to your parents.

Day 25 - What I would find in your purse.

Day 26 - What you think about your friends.

Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge?

Day 28 - A picture of you in the last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 29 - In this past month what have you learned?

Day 30 - Who are you?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Sale $1

$1 for retired SU! classic stamp pads
$2 stamp sets and stamps