Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

and my dream came true!

It did actually snow here in Portland on Christmas!

This is only the 6th time ever recorded snow on Christmas Day,
here in the Portland Metro area, since 1940!

Unfortunately, it "stuck" only for a few hours,
but long enough for Sienna to get out and play ~ until she got cold and wet,
and me to take some cute photos of her.

Well, hope you all had a great Christmas ....
and have a Happy New Year!

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, December 21, 2007

More Treasured Scrapbooking December kit!

TS Challenge:

We all decorate for the Holidays......

My challenge is for you to scrap your Holiday Decor!

You can take and scrap photos of your tree, table centerpiece, x-mas lights, etc.,
it's up to you ~ have fun with it!

The only restriction is that you cannot have any people in the photos.

Here is my example, of my favorite x-mas butterfly decoration collection:

Cafe Prima January Kit!!

The Cafe Prima January 2008 Kit is entitled "Black Tie" and is perfect for your New Year's Celebration projects.

We went all out for this kit, including many of Prima's fancier, specialty flowers.

This kit includes:

4 Gold Prima Fancies-1 mesh, 1 glitter, 1 silk and 1 metallic

8 Black and White Heavenly Flowers and Snowflakes

8 Gold Mesh Chatres Flowers

2 Pierced Edge "Black Tie" Flowers

12 Silk Patterned and Solid Black and White Esprit Flowers

12 Sprites

2 Patterned and Solid Black and White Flowers

20 Black, White and Grey Large and Extra Large Got Flowers

20 Patterned and Solid Black, White and Grey Bubble Flowers

5 Gold Rhinestones

5 Black Rhinestones

This kit will go on sale on Saturday, December 22nd, beginning at 12:00pm Eastern Time. UNTIL THAT TIME, the product will be marked as "SOLD OUT" because the quantity is set to "0." When it is available, the title will change to "NOW AVAILABLE" and successful checkout will be possible. It will remain this way until it is sold out and then the item title will be changed to "SOLD OUT."

Here are two of my creations using the January "Black Tie" kit

For Uncle Jr.

Sienna and I just got back from Hawaii, to pay our final respects to my God Father, and Uncle, Salvador Jr. Mendiha. It was a sad but also happy time for us. In going back home to Hawaii, I was able to introduce Sienna to many of her relatives, most who only saw her as a baby. She also had time to get to know her cousins from Arizona, who were also visting to attend the funeral.

I will always remember my Uncle's good humor and smiling face. Although he never had children of his own, he was always so kind and gentle to his newphews and nieces. And he was always asking aboutmy daughter, Sienna, whenever I spoke with him on the phone. In fact, the last time we were in Hawaii, we stopped to say "hi" to him at his apartment. When he saw that Sienna was there in the car, he quickly went in his apt., and returned with a doughnut (long john) for her. It's hard to believe that he is gone, as it always is, when it is a loved one. And it always make you appeciate the ones that are still here and makes you rethink about your life and how you are living it.

Saying goodbye is always hard, but believing that one day you will be reunited, makes it a little easier.

So, again I will say ~
Goodbye Uncle Jr.,
I love youand will miss you!
And Thanks for the doughnuts!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Treasured Scrapbooking December Kit!

This officially kicks off my term as a Design Team Member of Treasured Scrapbooking!!
This LO was done using the TS December Kit #2.
Each month TS has 2 kits, and a card kit available.
Don't wait around, these kits sell out fast......
(the best way to insure your kit is to get a subscription, for a few months at a time.)
Don't forget to check out Treasured Scrapbooking, everyday, starting today,
to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Cyber Crop!
We have come up with lots of games, challenges, and make-n-takes for you everyday!
Also, chances to win RAKS, and the grand prize,
not to mention a new sale everyday for 12 days!
See you there!

JOIN US for our
12 Days of Christmas Cyber Crop and Sale!!

12 Days of Christmas Cyber Crop!
Our 12 Days of Christmas Cyber Crop is underway! The new Design Team has had a blast planning for this and is so excited to get started on their first cybercrop!

The first challenge was issued today, with one challenge/game/or make-n-take being issued over the next 11 days. You will have until midnight (EST) Sunday, Dec. 16 to upload your creations into the 12 Days of Christmas Crop gallery to be eligible for any prizes. Don't forget to link your creations back to each challenge post. Click here for more details!!

For every creation you complete and upload into the Crop gallery, you will get one entry for the Cyber Crop grand prize from Treasured Scrapbooking!!

Here's the Grand Prize - a Figgy Pudding Prize Pack!

And there will be lots of fun and prizes throughout the crop also the
12 Days of Christmas Sale!!

Throughout the Cyber Crop, we will have a different sale each day!!
Make sure you keep checking - you never know what time of the day one sale will end and the next one will start!!

Hope to see you there!!
Melanie Treasured Scrapbooking Design Team Member

Welcome Spring!