Archives for May 2012

Fun Photos Friday – #3

Mickey Pancakes

Mickey Pancake

Well, well, well, let me set the stage for this photo. At first glance you think, wow that is an amazing pancake, I sure would love to have one that looks like that now nevermind how exciting it would be for a child.  Well Leao and I had gone to this breakfast nook one day and loved it. We saw that on the menu they had Mickey Mouse pancakes so we thought wow we have to have the boys come here and try them.  The next week we take them and ordered one for Nicholas who is 8 and Apollo who is 4. I took pictures of them and cut into Apollo’s pancake.

What do you think my boy did?  Cry, that’s right you heard me right, cry. He did not like that I cut up the Mickey Mouse Pancake.  Oh boy, was I the bad guy or what?  So finally Leao was able to convince him to eat it, but not before the whole restaurant knew his initial reaction.

When you think you know your kids, guess again.

Have a great weekend everyone!

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #153

Hello everyone! Oh it’s a gloomy morning here. We need the rain but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. My sweet husband is in San Fracisco for work until Saturday morning. Leaving me with my two boys (one is 8 one is 4)  who love to fight on and off and get into things.  This is day two of Leao’s absence and they are fightin’ this morning about who will lay down on which side of the bed for morning cartoons.  Being a smart one, I called for reinforcements to keep me sane while Leao’s away – my sister is coming up today to stay through Friday to help with the boys. I am happy she is coming because she is one of the few people on earth that can make me laugh until I come close to peeing my panties.  She’s that funny.

The rain this morning may delay her arrival. But it will give me time to sort out dinner plans so we don’t have to rush later on.

 I want to thank all the ladies that left kind words at my site last week. I don’t think that feeling of connecting with others on my site, will ever get old.

So I almost didn’t participate this week because I don’t have any completed projects to share but I realize the process is also fun to see.

Lately I have been collecting and learning different templates for cardmaking.

I will share the two I am currently playing with today:

  • Shadow box Card
Shadowbox card

Template for shadowbox card

I am playing around with the template debating whether to purchase the die or trace and score them as I did here.  By the way,  I still love my Martha Stewarts scoring system. It’s so much fun to do.

Shadow box template

More tracing of the template


I am leaning towards forking over the money and buying the die. But in the meantime, I will trace a few to play with.

  • The Tri Shutter Card
Tri Shutter template

The base for the tri shutter card


More scoring. I see a lot of potential cards for this template. It’s fun to make.


Tri Shutter Card

More details added to the base.

Here I played around with different pattern papers to build on the base. I used the fiscars border punch for added interest.  I also played around with spraying doilies.  I am not sure if I am going to use it on this card but love the way the color saturated it. I might spray the white flowers I have and use them on it.

Well I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.


Fun Photos Friday – #2

My Tech Boys

My Tech Boys!

I captured this photo with my iphone one morning when my boys were totally engrossed with their “gadgets”.

They fight on and off all day so whenever they are getting along and peaceful I snatch up my iphone (which is my new go to until I fix my Nikon) and snap away.

They practically sit on top of each other. It’s the cutest thing and I am enjoying it since they are growing up so fast this will be only a blink.  Oh and of course “Bee”, Apollo’s bear is always close.

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #152

Good morning!! It’s a overcast cool morning here.

Wow, I can’t believe it is already a week passed.  First of all I want to say thank you to all the people that spent some time at my desk and left me such lovely comments.  I was so excited each time I read a new comment.

This is my second week hoping around and snooping on desks all over the world.  I went on vacation with one person to an exotic island while looking at her family vacation photos. I saw mixed media artists, scrappers, cardmakers, gardens, cats, jewlery, the works. It was truly inspiring. I did not manage to make it to everyone’s desk so please forgive me. I will do better this week.

My desk

Last week, being my first week,  I was bit shy to show you what was behind curtain #1.  But after seeing all your desks I felt a little liberated this morning and thought I would let my hair down a bit. So as you can see my desk has a lot going on. I will break it down for you.

So, what am I working on?

Some digi images to use for my cards for my shop

Well I have some images that I prepared for coloring with my Copics.  I consider myself still a beginner when it comes to blending. But I suppose I can only improve with time.  I am trying to learn how to color bubbles for the little girl blowing the bubbles image.  I will share them once I figure it out. These will be used on some upcoming cards I am making for my new Etsy store, Belinda’s Crafts (yup a shameful plug)!


My Project Life album

Another project I am working on is my Project Life album.  A few years back when Becky Higgins started this whole thing, I was so excited and vowed to create an album. Bought the stuff, documented two weeks and then never touched it again.  So here I am years later giving it another go. It’s funny how we see ourselves and then how we really are. Because I am once again behind. Nope, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, I am working on Week 12. Pathetic.  I can say that I have all the pictures. Just haven’t sat my butt down to do the work.


New Spellbinders

I just bought my Spellbinder about a month ago and I have been having fun with all the pretty shapes.  So these are some new ones I am playing with.  Lot’s of fun.  My sons, Nicholas and Apollo love to crank the handle for me. Oh if you noticed, my cup of tea wasn’t in the first photo but it is here because I ran down and fixed it before completing this post. I love tea and this is one of my favorite mugs.  Very fitting for creating time.



My Italian Calender

Another thing you will learn about me is that I have a love for languages. Not that I speak anything but English but I am facinated by them. My husband is multilingual and a goal of mine for quite some time has been to learn Italian.  So I thought I would share my word of the day with you all.  It is bambola which means doll.  So if any of you speak Italian and want to share some knowledge I am here.

Well I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.



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