Yesterday we went to my little cousins 5th Birthday party at Chuck E Cheeses. I made him a birthday card and the them was soccer because he is now playing soccer . He love it so when he opened the card he was so excited! It was fun just watching him running all over the place and playing games for tokens.When it was time for the cake was he every ready for us to sing happy birthday to him.It was so much fun wating a 5 year old having so much fun and it brought back memories when I was young. I really enjoy spending time with my family. Here are a few pictures I took and I thought I would share with you.
Here is the bridal invite I did for my cousins work last night. Her co workers are making her bridal shower and the bride is obsessed with Hello Kitty so they asked me to add her to the invite. I did not want to over do it with Miss kitty. One side is the invite and the other is a photo of her and her fiancee so they can save this and display it later as a keep sake. I hope she likes it. It had been a while since I have used acrylic and It is perfect for something like this. My cousin loves it and said they girls are going to also!
Last night I helped my friend Toni make a quick Cars banner for her Nephews 2nd Birthday.We had a blast just chatting away making this banner. We did it in no time and it came out really cute. We did it on chip board pennets I had bought and we used Cars paper and some tool and Cars chipboard stickers.
I hope her Nephew likes it.
I did a little make over to my little chandelier in my scrap room last week. I had bought 4 mini white canvas lamp shades from Lowe's and got a little crafty with glimmer mist and some really cool twine trim that was made in a cool design. I had not seen this type of twine before. I found it in a fabric shop close to me and that's what gave me the idea. I used 2 colors of glimmer mist to match my room. I used chocolate covered Cherry's and red velvet. After the glimmer mist dried I hot glued the trim around the top and bottom of the lamp shades and I was done! It totally changes the look of the chandi and fits my room perfectly.The shades glow a beautiful shade of brown and Burgundy with the lights on.
I am very happy how it came out.and I think I might redo the living rooms lamp shades.Ill keep you updated if I do.
I found out yesterday that my long time friend Lost her dog Lyka. She was the best dog ever and I remember her when she got her as a puppy.She was a Chow and she was her baby. She had her for 16 years and that's a very long time for a Chow. The average is from 10 to 12 year life span.My Friend Gloria was so devastated and we went to see her yesterday evening.She gave her dog a wonderful life all the way until the end. We wanted to just be there for her and spend time with her. We took her out to dinner and that cheered her up a bit cause we sat and laughed and just had good conversation with her Mom and her oldest daughter Mandy.It will hurt for a while so I wanted to dedicate this poem I found to her and her dog Lyka.
You will be missed Lyka but you will always be in our hearts forever! XOXO
Sixteen years of puppy paws moved outside today.
Inside my heart is breaking,
the Light of my Life - Lyka, has gone away.
I held her head, kissed her blurry eyes, and said "I Love You, Girl"
With gentle hands and heavy heart, I released her soul to God,
crying for her spirit to be free.
Never dreamed it would hurt so much,
Guess I wasn't thinking much of Me.
But she must be missing something,
she left her paws upon my heart.
Kind reminders of the time we had together,
I never wanted her to be the first to part.
They tug as fiercely as the shoestrings she once played with;
the tug of wars together, the one's I let her win.
The "tennies", the toys, all the things she loved speak about her passing
and I fall apart again.
Those little puppy "grunts" and kisses seem so far away.
I cry: "What was I thinking?
I said it'd be OK."
I said; "I'll be alright without you, If you really have to go.
No need for you to fret or worry,
we had our chance to love each other so."
Our final road together remains yet to be seen.
Puppy paws can be so gentle,
the pain they leave in passing, so mean.
"I'll hold them safely in my heart", I tell Her;
"but I'll let them run at will.
When we cross the Bridge together, I know they will be still."
In Loving memory of my best friend and most faithful companion -Lyka Munguia
Here are a couple of projects I did last night. I did a flower pt I covered in paper and lace and made a pin cushion.I am going to use it for my beaded pins I make. The other project is with 7gypsies book covers which I decorated with a couple of old family photos and vintage trinkets. I thought it would look nice as a display for the photos which are of my great grandmother and her Aunt.
I love how the weather is changing and I can almost feel the holidays .
I also want to wish a special person very Happy Birthday my Mom because yesterday was her B day and I wish her many more.
Here is something I had seen and I thought I would try to make myself. Its made with a Mason jar and olive oil, yup ol oil. I love the vintage look and I used a black n white photo because it works the best with the color of the ol oil.I think I am going to make more of them because it really is a different way to display old photos with a old vintage look. I did this with a small jar just to try it out the next one will be with a much larger jar.I just wanted to share this with you because I really like the look and vintage feel it has.
I did this small 8x8 size the other day using scraps I had left over from other projects. I decided to do this one of Sal's parents. It was taken this past Mother`s day so I wanted to surprise him. It came out really nice for using left over scraps. It looks like I am going to have to make another one for his Mom & Dad.
Here is what I did the other day. I had the bird cage for quite some time now and I finally came up with this. I added create paper and a little bling and this was the final outcome.I think I need to add a little more crystals to it. But i will have to see if I want to later on.
Here is a gift I made for my Moms cousin who is in town visiting from Portland Oregon and we are going to meet her and her family for breakfast this Sunday in East LA. She want to go have Mexican food ! It been many years since we have seen her and her family. I thought I would surprise her tomorrow with this layout of her parents who are no longer with us. I hope she likes it. There are going to be 16 of us for breakfast so it will be fun just being together and spending some time catching up. I can not wait !
( I used Simple stories line called Generations and Prima flowers, felt and bling)
I did this really quick last night cause I got this old wooden spoon from my Mom and she said see what u can do with this. So this is what I came up with. I am going to create something with a old cheese grater soon as I find the right one I'm looking for. I will post as soon as I am done.
( I used crafty secrets die cuts and my minds eye paper and some lace glimmer mist paper flower)
Today was the first rain of the season! This is the my favorite time of the year because that means the holidays are just around the corner. I love the rain because I like the sound of the rain and its the perfect day to stay home and scrapbook! So I was a little crafty today and I finally printed up some photos I had been wanting to do. I wish it would rain more but this was a fast storm. I cant wait until the next storm.
My Mom gave me her old rolling pin she used to bake with, so I came up with this idea last night. I decorated it a paper and ribbon and a small photo of my Grandma. I used a little bit of everything like crafty secrets, prima and ruby rocket letters. I thought it would be fun do embellish something different.
I have been working on another idea today so I will post it tomorrow.
Here is a idea I came up with yesterday. I had purchased this mini cupcake baking tray a while back at a thrift store and I said I think i can use it. I like the old used look it had so I used a little bit of trinkets I had just sitting around. I used a lot of old pieces of costume jewelry from my Grandmother and this is what I came up with. I made it into a wall decor to hang or I can put it on a stand to display it. I love the vintage look of it. So I am going to keep looking for more thrift store junk to be creative and use up all of the trinkets I have.
Looks like we are going to be getting some wet weather this week. We will see what happens and I can not wait, cause I love the rain !
I cant believe fall is here! I love the change in the weather and it looks like we might be getting some rain here in Cali in the next few days. I love the rain and hope we do get some because i love to stay indoors and get crafty.Lets see what the weekend brings us.