Tuesday, May 26, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 263 ~ Sequins

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Stella wants to see SEQUINS on our project

I started with sequins print paper



and then add a little sequins for embellishment


I know my son Lione misses Papi a lot, so I sent this to him


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Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI 2015 May Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:



This is the inspiration photo


I am going with a shaker card with the watercolor wood blocks in my little window


and then added the sentiment, cut out from the same set of die as the frame.








Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our Beautiful World 98 ~ Broken

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and the word for this week is....

BROKEN


here at home, we have a lot of BROKEN things like this poor little owl

and of course you know who....


and when they are BROKEN, I picked them up and set aside, but he still trying to "steal"


look at the stuffing that I have to pick up from the carpet



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Saturday, May 23, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #21

The Challenge:

MFT color challenge #21




I love this color palette, so lovely!


I used this die from MFT that I love it a lot


cut it a few times with different cardstock to get this....


well, I didn't get the green quite right and do it a second time, but I still think I didn't get bot the green and the dark pink right again, sigh.... 





Friday, May 22, 2015

PTI Make it Monday #212 ~ Fussy Cutting Tips

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #212 ~ Fussy Cutting Tips

I used the free PTI stamp set that didn't come with matching die, and PTI beautiful beads paper pad


hope my fussy cutting isn't that bad








Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Graduation Day

Friday, May 15, 2015


cap is ready....


gown is ready....

Let's go Papi, let's get in the car and here we go.....


one last drive to CalArts, Valencia CA

four  years ago, I drove this girl to her dorm at CalArts....


today (5/15/2015).....

Papi sitting on the chair next to dad, waiting patiently for Clare to come pick him up


oh what a sweet surprise...


CalArts being CalArts, very untraditional, 285 grads this year, no one wears cap and gown, I am not kidding, Papi is the only one! He steals a lot of shows of course, I can't tell you how many photos were asked to be taken....

balls were tossed around when Dean was speaking on stage...


most of the grads came on stage with 10 seconds of their own background music, some even came with costumes, some danced as they walked on stage, some brought cans of beer and drink with the dean on stage, a lot of them just took their cell phone out and took selfies, seriously, we shouldn't wonder why CalArts provides the talents to Disney, Pixer and Dream works films.


Quite a few went on stage with their dogs, you'll find Clare and Papi there too!

Congratulations you both!

We are so proud of you!



Love mom.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 262 ~ Inky-nes"S"

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Ros wants us to use at least one of the following technique on our project

Smooching, Stenciling, Splattering and Sponging

I choose Smooching, probably one of my favorite from the above


this is the smooching part before I layered them with stuff





this was made for Jared's birthday, and it was shipped with the candy jar too, same as the one I sent to Clare, just different colors.



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