Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Something from the heart...

Growing up, I didn't have that closeness with brothers and sisters... Usually, my brothers and sisters were friends, acquaintances, maybe because i was younger. When I turned 23, I got with someone, and also befriended a person who broke us apart. We never spoke to each other, we rarely shared a dinner, or a night's chat... When me and those people stopped talking... Our relationships began to heal. I opened my eyes to see that the people who care about me the most are right in here in my blood... This is why i created this card...

Because since i was little, i have never had the relationship i have with my brother and sisters now. We are friends, BFFs, confidants, and advisers... We are rope pullers, ball jugglers, and tight rope walkers... We can only CHERISH this emotion because if one of them goes away... then you have to keep that tie in the heart...

Abby, Her and I became almost BFFs.. with a touch of sisterhood.. We still tell each other what to do, and we sometimes argue, but eh.. thats sisterhood. It hurt when she moved away... to North Cali. I never thought she would, but all the signs pointed to "Yes" and well, I had to get used to it. By the way, its been 7 months, and i still get caught up saying, "Ima stop by!! Ive got gossip!!" hehehe... I haven't gotten used to it. Scrapbooking has gotten us even closer, and now Kich n Bleus Designs.. I have nothing but MANY THANKS for her. I LOVE HER!!, and i miss her so... A lot. (Im tearing up... gotta stop :) ABby, I wish you were here... but i understand i cant have you a couple of blocks away... but you know i would drive down every weekend if i could! hehehe

Rina, She is more like my gossiper sister. We dont share a lot of qualities together. We just love to sit and chat, or go out for dinner sometimes. I have plenty of awesome memories with my sis... Here's an example, When i was little.. Abby used to be the firm one, the one who took care of me, and set rules for me. Rina, was more like the laid back one... I remember waiting for her when she got home to "help" me with home work. Yes, HELP is the key work because she use to end up doing it... hehehe. Abby would made me do it! hehehe...

Titi, Aww, man.. the fights we used to have. We were the war in the house. We would fight for soo little. My dad used to say, "Watch, when you grow up.. you'll be crying for each other" And you know... I think we have :) I love him so much! I dont think i could ask for another brother, hehehe... Because even though he is sometimes picky (And so am I) We clash.. and fight, and argue.. but when we hang out, its awesome! HE is currently in a norteno band, and when he shows me his stuff... I wanna hug him, and tell him that he is the best, and that he is awesome, and i wish him all the best of luck in all that he does... but im shy.. so i smile, and i tell him That is awesome! (I mean it like 10X more)

So, after giving you a brief story of my brothers... I have made this card in honor of them. I love them, and i dont think i would change them or they would change me.. (Maybe my temper! hehehe....) I hope you like it... and I hope that if you have Sisters or brothers, tell them how much you love them... because when one leaves, when one moves away, or breaks apart... It will much harder to...:) Abby, Titi, and Rina... I LOVE you with all my heart!!

From the top Left: Me, and Abby
From the Bottom: Rina, and Titi

From the Left: ME, Titi, Abby and Rina

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Smiling/Laughter Scrapbooaholic by Abby Challenge

Just for fun, I created this card using a Kich n Bleus Design, my new found love of embossing, and cardstock paper. I used a sticker i found on my box that said "SMILE" which gave me the idea to draw up Kich and Bleus posing... :)

I'm not a lover of Pink color, but i think it came out alright. I needed to use something else than black like i always do :D...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

I have become very attached to my co-workers. They are very good hearted, sweet, and caring people. Today is Julian's birthday, He is the warehouse manager, and i have created this card for him on this birthday. Honestly, I don't know why but i wasn't completely happy with my card, but i was excited to use my embossing tools for the first time! I got a 50% off coupon from Michaels, and i love it! I need more practice, but i think i did good. :) The Kich n Bleus design is from a new set of digi stamps that im currently working on for Birthdays... They will be ready in two weeks! Very exicted! :)

For more Digi Stamps, Click HERE

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lil Chris & Abby

Ever since i was little, I grew up along my cousin, Cachito (His nickname) We were born 7 days apart, and we were always a pair. Even though we had fights, arguments, tantrums.. (Well.... ME, he was very calm) We were always happy in the end. At the age of 4, We moved to Pomona, CA... Cachito, stayed in Mexicali, Mexico.. and even though we were far away... He and I remained really close.. even now :)

The reason why i share this story is because my boy, Lil Chris, and Lil Abby (My sister's girl ( Were born 4 days apart, and were always together. Every single day would be a play date (and fight) until the day my sis moved to North California. Sadly, they will not be going to the same class, the same school, nor grow up with the same friends... But even though they are far away... They will remain close, and they will grow up being best friends... like Cachito and me. :)

I Created this card using one my Kich n Bleus Designs. I also used the Snack Stack from DCW (Gosh, I should really know my paper stacks names!) I am a fan of Prima Colors, but i am wondering and thnking about using Copic Pens (Name please!!) to try them out.

Here is a picture of my lovelys!!
Abby (Abyta :)) Love you!!

Lil Chris... :B Love you!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Bitter Sweet Pet Story :'')

I am an animal lover... If i had a house, i would seriously get all the stray animals i could find... Even mouses... I love them all... 22 years ago... We moved into this house we are now... two weeks after that, one of my uncles gave me a puppy (Only weeks old) I remember thinking of her name a lot. I was four then... One night, maybe two weeks after that... I was sleeping with my mom and dad, and i remember clearly when the name came to me and my mom.... PINKY!

Pinky was my adoration; she was my partner, my love... We grew up together. I loved her puppies, and cried when we gave them away. I remember being grounded once because i faked being sick in school just to come home and play with her puppies... aww..
the beauty of childhood when you have a dog to share it with is priceless....

2004... Pinky was already 15 years old. I was about 21, 22... and in denial that Pinky didnt have much time to live. Denial for sure. One day, i woke up... It was raining hard... and all i could hear was a bark... something, wasnt right. I walked outside... and called for Pinky. No answer. At a distance, and in a puddle was Pinky.. her legs had given out, and she was in the middle of the mud and in the rain... so i picked her up.. and i sat her down near her dog house, and i started bawling. I cried that day for about two hours straight... just with her, because i knew that this was her time. I had my friend Ulises call the humane society to let me know what had happend. We took her in, and the girl told me that her organs were giving out. I asked her why, and she simply replies.. "Because she is old already"

I remember we came home, and my friend explained that it was better for her to put her down because she couldnt even walk anymore. The next day... we were heading to the humane socirty. I got her, she was really bloated and looked real bad. I went inside this office, and they walk me to a little room, and they ask me to put her in this little bed next to the door. She asks my friend to leave the room, and she said i could have a few minutes to say goodbye. Bawling, all i could say was "Love you pinky"

Minutes later, She walks in... My friend sits next to me, and she puts her to sleep... This was one of the most hurtful days of my life. I dont remember much that day, all i remember was coming inside my house... Pinky-less and my mom, just with one look... started crying.

Two weeks later, Ulises came with his moms new dog... her name was Sisy. Sisy was in many ways like Pinky, only in a smaller version. She was well educated, and trained. She was clean, and calm. She is almost a cat inside a dog's body. And well, I got attahed to her... a lot!

Two weeks after that, Ulises asked me to keep her, and i asked my mom. "NO" she said. I dont want any more animals. "Please!!" "NO" She would say. "Ok," I said. "Let me take care of her for two weeks so i can find an owner... " She said ok. A month passed and my mom called me one day because one uncle of mine wanted Sisy.. what did i do? "Im sorry.. I already found an owner" (i Lied) And that night i talked to my mom... i begged that Sisy was going to be good, and that she was going to be a great dog... Six years its been since she said ok, and she has. She is our little princess... Our new princess.

You would think the story is done right...?? No... In October 2010.. Halloween to be exact. I left trick or treating, my mom stayed to take care of the trick or treaters... My sons dad was outside the house... and the next morning... Sisy GONE. No where to be found. I was again, heatbroken.

I drove to the pound, maybe once every two weeks, I would literaetely drive street by street, crying because my Sisy dogg was gone. She is spoiled, so the streets werent going to be good enough for her... By the ending of December, I was starting to loose hope. I was begining to tell myself that someone found her, and that maybe... just maybe... she was ok.

Last Tuesday, One of my friends text me at work... "I THINK I SAW YOUR DOG AT THE POUND" I rushed to the pound. Praying all the way there... and when i entered the first shelter... She was behind another little dog... "Sisy!" I called. She didnt answer. "Sisy!!!" And when she walked up to me... I extended my hand towards her.. and when she smelled me, she started howling. LOUD.. People around me were looking at me and smiling... I had FOUND SISY!!! I excitedly go to the girl in the front lobby, and she tells me... "Do you know your dog had a chip?" I said no. She said "I cant release her until the chip's owner contacts us. Either that or you have to wait till Monday so you can legally adopt her under your name" REALLY??? Adopt my dog that I had since 2004??? (Only me) Anyways, i called the previous owner, and she said she would call th pound, and by Monday... January 10, 2011... I hope and pray that Sisy will be handed over officually. I CANT WAIT!!

I have created this dog layout in honor of Pinky and Sisy.. for making me happy throughout my childhood and throughout my adult years... They are my adoration, and my loves... I may sound CRazy.. but i am a dog lover, and mostly, a Pinky and Sisy Lover. I also created a card for Pinky.. because she brought Sisy back to me :)

Sisy is in the bottom and Pinky on the top

And here is my Kich And Bleus Designs card: