Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Parties

I can't believe that it is already the 7th annual cookie exchange! This one was by far the best! I really love Christmas, Cookies and most of all friends!

Dawn, Lindsey, and Katie

Jennifer, Savannah (my DD), Anette (Heather's mom), Heather my DD BFF, and ME!

14th annual ornament exchange- we have been friends since the 5th grade

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
This little guy I found on SCS under a "top note" search. He is one of my favorites that I have made. Unfortunately, when I like a card I have a hard time giving it away. Good thing there are pictures so that I can just send a picture of the card to my friends and wish them a Very Happy Turkey Day! That includes you!

Love, Samantha

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Stamp Camp 2012

These are the 5 projects that we made at our stamp camp. We charged $25 and included lunch, drinks, dessert and the projects. If you brought a friend we charged $20.

5 tags- we used the label punch and the big shot two tagz big and another retired tag
top note reindeer- super easy super cute

top note snowman :-)

Top Note gift card holder

We also made a frame with some alumininum snowflakes with the big shot (like the one pictured above) and then took out the glass out of the frame and hung the three different snowflakes in the frame.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Unidentified Swap #5

This cute little guy- didn't agree with me. This was the image that was sent to me and I had to decorate him and send him back. I feel sorry for the people that will be receiving him (sorry SCS sisters :( I really had a hard time creating a cute card- I had no mojo as us stampers would say. But that is what is nice about the SCS groups I am in. Sometimes we get WONDERFUL cards and everyone is very nice and understanding when we don't have such a great card. Hopefully my next one will make up for this one :)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guy in the big red suit swap

Barb hosted another swap. She does this one annually and this was my second time being in it. Last year I really liked the cards I got back so I joined it again. Hopefully I will enjoy them equally as much. Here are the two that I made. The Grinch I found on SCS I just searched "Top Note" and of course millions of ideas came up. The other one I made because last year I had made a bunch of the circles and this year I am using my Big Shot lots and had just got the snowflake embossing folder- so decided to put those together. Merry Christmas. Enjoy

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Here was my Halloween card for my swap that I hosted. Falling 4 Fall. I am trying to host a swap every other month and the theme will reflect the number of the swap that I have hosted, ie the next one will be "after 5" I kinda cheated with this one- there was no stamping involved. This was a cute FREE digi image that I received somewhere and I had printed them out so I decided to use them for this swap. I added the glitter and the spider web embossing and the crazy funky ribbon.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Picture

What do you think? Merry Christmas 2012!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just a quick lil post to get back to it again! Ugh....I wish I could just stamp and scrap all day and never work or clean :/ but I can't so my blog gets behind. This was one I made for a "thank you" swap. This set is SU! retired and only available thru me for $15

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mystery Swap #12

This month I was the "HOSTESS" which meant I got to pick the image and got to stamp 200+ images to send out 6 images to over 18 people. I really wasn't that hard, but at first I was like, "What did I get myself into?" The image I picked was the little pig with the saying "Are you cured yet?" from the retired stamp set, Farm Fever from SU! (available from me only for $15)

On the inside I made a little tissue box. I chose this image so that I would have lots of "GET WELL" cards for the Touch a heart minisrty that I am in. We write cards to people who are sick, having surgery, etc...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Food in the Forest Swap

By Golly I think I've got it! I have been stamping now for over 20+ years and still never got the whole layering technique down. I have been pretty busy in the craft room lately and I think the more I create the better I get. This was my latest creation and I really liked the way that it turned out. It is a retired SU! set- under the stars (for sale from me $15.)
I created this for a swap that I am on SCS called Food in the Forest. It is a lively bunch of chatty girls. Lots of fun, creativeness, and chatter!
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Marcy's Birthday

There are 3 girls that I do "Girly" things with. We do things like go to breakfast, girl weekends, and just have fun! Jessica, Eileen, and Marcy. Wednesday was Marcy's birthday so we met at Panera for lunch and good times. I love getting to gether with these girls- they are just FUN! This is what I gave Marcy for her birthday. So easy and it!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Magdeleno Family Reunion IE style

So some of us didn't get to go to the HUGE family reunion in Dos Palos- which only happens every three years.I personally was throwing a fit- so mad- sad- all of it! I wanted my kids to go so bad and see all of their family. Family is so inportant to me and unfortunately not so much to my parents. They are not close to their family at all, so we are not either. But on my husbands side- they are extremely close. My husband, Steven, threw his back out on Tuesday August 20th while at school, wshing his hands. he finished the week out at school and we think that made it worse. By that Friday he could not move or walk. He went to the chiropractor, ried oils, heat and ice, nothing was helping. So we went to the doctor and got some steriods and muscle relaxers. Today almost 3 weeks laster he is 90% better. PRAISE GOD! But in the meantime, we are looking at 2 paychecks this month instead of 4. So we were not able to go to the family reunion. Steven's brother had a heart attack a few weeks ago and is not in the best health so he was also not able to go. Frankie, our nephew had to work so he stayed behind. I called my SIL Lola and said get everyone together we are going to wear our shirst and have a mini-reunion. So we did! As a freind put it, we made lemonade out of lemons.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Caffine CRAzY!

Barbra Lynn hosted a Caffine crazy swap on SCS and here was my card. It is a retired SU! set. Inside says "Happy Birthday to a regulasr Joe" This is one set I can't get rid of.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

SCS- "TRI" - wheels swap

This past month I headed up a "Wheely" neat swap over on Splitcoaststampers. It was my third swap so I went with "Tri" and that reminded me of a tricycle so I dedided to make it a anything with wheels swap. These ladies are amazing! Check out their designs!
By Laura Jean

By Carol

By Carol

By BarbaraLynn

By BarbaraLynn

By Jeanette

By Tarah

By Sarah

By- Jeri

By Samantha

By Suzi- Wheels on the clock- Cre8tive!

By- Suzi- Pin Wheel- WOW!
The photographs were taken by my daughter Savannah- her first photo shoot! Age 12- Not too shabby!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A BOOtiful time to sign up!

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Friday, August 10, 2012


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Savannah Gets Braces

We took some before pictures. As you can see her teeth were not really crooked, but she had one that came in sideways and I figured it was my job to give her perfectly stright teeth.

On July 17th we went for a check-up with Dr. Han. He has been watching Savannah's teeth for the last couple of years and he said, "It's TIME!" So we scheduled the appt. for the next morning. July 18th at 9am, Savannah got her braces on!

She would hate me if she ever read my blog for putting this picture on....BAD MOMMY!

Dr. Han