Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I just had to share! My friend, Brenda (a.k.a my friend out of work), gave me an early Christmas present that I was not expecting! She gave me a St. Patrick's themed nutcracker and one of my other favorite movie for Christmas A Christmas Story ornaments! Yeah, I know! I was super excited and I teared up! I made her tear up too! LOL! It was so sweet of her and such an unexpected gift.  I wub her!!!!! =) 

I'm using my St. Patrick's nutcracker as my background for St. Patrick's day fa sho! and my ornaments are already hanging from my tree! So going to watch my movie!

                                                          
And then my scissors! They broke! Can you believe it?!?! I guess I didn't know my own strength! LMAO! I have been crafting like crazy so maybe that's why? Hmm.  I'm glad I have a back-up!  Actually on of my scissors (the good ones) my kids got a hold of and left them on the ground and my dumb dogs chewed up the handle! I was so mad but it still works! Need to get me some new scissors! Ughh!!!!!!!!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nano y Sushi...whaaaaaat?

Hi mis amigas! I'm so excited I can almost hyperventilate! Where's my paper bag! =) So one of my besties, Linda (a.k.a Nano) and me Susi (Sushi) are embarking on a new adventure that we have been talking about for a very long time. We have put our big girl chonis on and gonna jump with our two feet...or more like our four feet in the ocean.

The first thing on our list is our Christmas event! 12 Diaz de Navidad con Nano y Sushi a.k.a 12 Days of Christmas with Nano and Sushi. We will each be showing 6 projects for 12 days. It starts on December 12 and goes all the way through December the 23rd. Aye, I have NEVER worked on so many projects as I did in these last 4 days! Wheew! What a rush!

We will also be doing 2 give-aways and all you have to do is go to nanoysushi.blogspot.com and be a follower and leave a comment on each of our projects. So simple that my nutcrackers could do it! LOL!

O.k. hope to see you there and can't wait to get this party started! Woot woot!

Friday, December 2, 2011

I'm going to clean up my house right after I post this. I promise! LOL...once I clean I can focus on crafting. If you have been following my blog you can get the idea that I have been going through a lot in my life and it's coming in all sorts of directions! But the good news is that it's getting better or more like settling down.
I'm crafting again but have not finished anything yet. LOL! Doing things half way but can't seem to complete them 100%. I will get back to those projects eventually. =) But I'm crafting and that's all that matters.
I know I have not been around you-tube so much or even watched or left comments for that matter...especially to my friends;I'm so sorry and I hope you understand. I have been watching SOME videos on you-tube and I'm like the minion in 'Despicable Me,' "WHAAAAAAT?!"
I may not have the latest gadgets or even have the mula to buy the latest thing but I know I can craft with what I have. The crafting world IS for EVERYONE. It shouldn't be a popularity contest or even who has the most. It should be what comes out of the heart and not forgetting where you came from. People have feelings and THOSE who are hurting feelings really need to think before they speak. Humility is probably one of the best attributes of a crafter and there are a lot of people who are like that in this crafting community. My hats off to you girls!
So, with all this said...=) I'm going to go clean and craft. Craft my butt off and I don't care what no one says!!!!!! =P I'm a crafter and it doesn't matter who you know, how much money you have or don't have...I will be humble, happy, silly, grounded and surround myself with people who really care. I will not be one of those crafters that step on people to get on top. I will craft from my heart and hope people will accept me for who I am. If you agree with what I said leave me a comment. =) J/k...you don't have to leave a comment. You guys are probably shocked of what came out of my mouth. Aveces meto la pata el mi boca...tsk tsk tsk. Anyway...just wanted to speak my mind. Aye Linda, que dije! =)~

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Decorating for Christmas

Got a lot accomplished today. Put all my laundry away and the house is clean except for the kids room, craft corner and my kitchen is a little dirty. =) Gonna cook some turkey, gravy and stuffing for tomorrow since we didn't get together with my husband's parents and then my b.i.l and s.i.l are leaving back to Oceanside and not coming back until Christmas. So that's going to be cool.

We decorated the house for Christmas and I wubb it! My kids did an amazing job! And can I say that I have a lot of nutcrackers? Yeah, I finally acknowledged it. 'Hi, my name is Susi and I have a problem collecting Nutcrackers.' My owl collection doesn't compare! Jajaja! And finally I get to show you guys some pictures! Yay! =)

Just one of my Nutcracker ornaments.

I loved this picture and how the white Christmas tree brings out the colors of all the trimmings.

My kid's little hands amazing decorating skills. =)

I WUBB these nutcrackers! They are sewing themed and I adore that!!!!

Another one of my favs! A shopping nutcracker!

Just some of my nutcrackers!

Here are my other fancy ones.

My gingerbread house with a gingerbread nutcracker!

My big headed nutcracker! LOL!

Finally, my Mexican Nutcracker! I adore this one! AHHHH!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stuffed Silly!

It's Thanksgiving and boy did I have an awesome day. I got to spend time with the people that I love dearly. My dad is 81 years old and I tried to convince him to come to my house but you know what he said? That he can't because who would watch his house. LMAO! He cracked me up! So I brought Thanksgiving to his house. It was nice but he asked for his pumpkin pie, popcorn and his new pants. Sheesh, rushing me and everything! LOL! Well, since I screwed up I'm taking all his requests and giving them to him manana. He was all excited and couldn't wait to eat some pie with 'cafesito' =)

I'm liking my new outlook in life. This whole appreciate who you have right now is AWESOME! I seem a happier and full-filled. Yeah, me likey! My b.i.l and his wife Moe are going to come and visit us and I'm glad to spend time with family.

I'm still full from all the food and that dang pumpkin pie is calling my freaking name! But gotta wait for my s.i.l to get here cause she wants to try it! I'm such and amazing cook even if it's from a can! Jajajaja. K, that's it.

Happy thanksgiving guys! Hope you had a wonderful dinner and it was full of joy with your loved ones near and far. See you guys soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Conversation

My mom has been gone for 4 years. In those for years I have not set foot on my mom's graveside. Why? I can't come to terms with her death. I try to avoid this and all the feelings I have inside. I miss her scolding me and calling me 'gordis'. I miss talking to her and I miss her words of wisdom. It doesn't feel like 4 years...doesn't seem that long ago. I rather live in denial but I know that is affecting my life...even with my dad. I can't be in denial any longer and for several reasons.
My uncle passed this last week. I knew that I had to be there for my cousins and my uncle. I knew my mom would want me there. I said I was going to go and I was determined to go. Thursday was my uncle's viewing and rosary and I couldn't do it. I broke down...I cried like a baby. One of my cousins asked where I was and why I didn't go...everyone was asking for me...especially my uncles kids. I felt like a failure and I felt like my mom was disappointed in me.
Friday. The mass and funeral. I knew that I had to go to the cemetery. I pass the cemetery everyday after work and I couldn't do it until yesterday just before my uncle's funeral. I called my friend, crying. Telling her how I needed to go because I couldn't avoid it any longer. She volunteered to go with me. The closer I got to the cemetery the more I became nervous. We parked and I started to panic but I did it. Seeing my mom's headstone made me break down and sob. It was so final.
It was one of the best things I did because I was able to be there for my uncle's funeral. My family was happy to see me because I think they thought I wasn't going to make it and I'm sure that some of my family members found out that I hadn't dealt with my mom's death. As I gave my final respects to my uncle and came across my cousins they saw me and said my name in relief and we sobbed and cried because we shared the loss of our parent. We had a connection that no one understood.
I haven't seen my family for 4 years, since my mom's passing but it was my choice. Several of my family put me through hell and said a lot of evil things that hurt a lot. They have never apologized and I have a lot of anger still but I know I have to let it go. Seeing how my cousins were hurt in a similar manner made me hurt for them.
My mom always told me to respect my uncles and aunts and I did. I tried. It was nice to see that I could have self control because I was scared if they hugged me or said hello I would tell them off. I didn't and I'm proud that I didn't. As I said before, I do have a lot of anger towards them (not all of them...mostly 3 of them) but today something happened.
My husband's uncle and aunt came to our house before I came home form work and this was God's way of making me listen. This is what I posted on my facebook.

...I loved listening to him talk about life and one thing that stuck out was this: Whatever you do in your life (the bad and good) God gives you the opportunity to learn and accept it in hopes that you will grow and blesses you for the good you have done in one way or the other. And what you don't like in someone else or if you did someone wrong it will come back to you...not to hurt you but to help you understand and hopefully change your mindset. God does things for a reason and he sent Ryan's uncle to remind me of that. I know it may be too deep for some people but I felt the need to share this.

...I also posted this a couple of weeks ago (not about my mom's side of the family)...

How do you expect for things to be the way they were when you keep opening that mouth of yours and not think there will be consequences? Why is it when I come to you with a problem I have with you can turn it around and make it about you?When you say all these spiteful things to me, don't you think that I will remember it all? How do you expect me to forgive you when you don't even apologize or even try to change. You expect things to be as if nothing ever happened and act like we are best-friends. Well, I have this to say. I have been done and I am tired of your mess. I will no longer give you a chance. I have my own problems to worry about. I don't have anymore room for anymore toxic people. The only thing you will get from me is prayer. I pray that you and your family will be well. I pray that God will help me to forgive you EVERY single time you run your mouth. I pray that God forgives me for holding grudges. But I know this for a fact. I know God does not want me to hurt so I chose to put you out of my life.
...I was very angry with this person. Can you tell? But it is true. It is hard to forgive someone when they keep beating you down but I have to try.

After this whole experience I would like to say that this still does not make right what some of my family did but I know that this is a life lesson. I can't live life being angry with them. I HAVE to forgive because when I do forgive them I will be able to handle whatever life throws at me in the future. I will always be surrounded by people that will try to hurt me and say mean things to me from my side of my family and my husband's side of the family and and even my so-called friends but I can't let all that darkness fill my heart. I know it will take time but I know if I try to forgive I won't have regrets. This doesn't mean I have to keep them in my life but instead have them in arms distance. I know I can do this and I pray that I can.

I know this has nothing to do with scrapbooking/crafting but I wanted to share what has REALLY been going on. I'm struggling with life in general and not just this whole family thing. I know it will pass and I know God is there. I know my mom is watching over me trying to lead me in the right path. I just have to listen.




Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time to clean!

I have a mission or more like a challenge for myself...
I MUST CLEAN MY SCRAP AREA!
I have been saying that since last week...Linda knows. Jajaja! So that is my plan today. And when I mean clean...I mean clean. Like reorganizing my space again. Aye, I'm so scared of what's to come because I have so much to move around! I will be taking before and afters just because I want you guys to see my progress and then maybe I will get in the mood to fully immerse myself in my crafting again because I miss it. Plus, I have ALOT of projects that I need to finish and some to start. I let Halloween and dia de los muertos pass by me and that was not cool at all! grrrr!

So what else have I been up too? Lots! I didn't get to go to the expo...my bestie (linda) and me didn't get to do what we planned but hopefully we will in the future. I'm still working, thank God, but my time is coming to an end and it's scurry because I still don't have another job lined up. I haven't been to any craft store in a long time and that sucks. I haven't really watched many videos. I have drama going on in my life too but I always have to say to myself that my problems are not as bad as other people around me. Just lots happening but I know God will not give me what I can't handle. So I will move forward and get myself out of this rut! So today I WILL start to clean and reorganize my space! Wish me luck guys and hope to make some vids soon.

and as my favorite sis-in-law would say, "Merr" =) How did I do Moe? Jajaja

Friday, October 21, 2011

No no no

Hey guys. Yeah, have not been to much in the mood to do much of anything. Need to find some motivation man! I do have some good news though!!!! I found my camcorder!!!!! Yay!!!!! Linda told me that I could start making videos again but nahh. To tell you this much I almost thought about deleting all my videos! How crazy it that???? Dang...Ughhhhhh! I will be ok. Just need to get with it! This is so freaking frustrating! WHYY?!?!?! Anywho, dropping by to say hi.
I should blog more often...kinda therapeutic...talking to myself. Jajaja! I can even give myself advise that I should listen too! I'm getting restless! UGHHHHHHHHH!!!! Pep talk Susi! Pep talk! Andale, animo!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hola!

So what have I been doing? NADA! Well, I'm lying...just a little bit. =) I actually made a diaper cake for a girl at work! I'm so proud of it and my husband even said I should make them and sell them! LOL! Umm...I don't know about that but I'll consider it after I practice more.



We have also had this crazy weather! Friday we had thunder and a lightning storm...even rain! It was also hot so that made a bad combo.






Then I found some freaking awesome chanclas at Kohl's! I was so excited and so happy because not only did they have owls on them they were on clearance for 3ish somthing! I'm so excited and you have some idea how exciting this is for me. =D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My wonderful progress

So here is the progress that I have made...umm...I know not much but it's coming along.
These are the dies that I will be using. Thinking of making them tags. Or just as photo mat holders.

What happened to the toast?! Who took a bite of my toast?!?!?!


...oh....heeheehee....it was me. Whaaat?!?!?! I was hungry!!!!
Please be advised! This is not for the faint of heart!!!!! Please to not look if you get grossed out easily. Look away!!!! Don't do it!!!!!!

So the nail that I put on lifted and practically falling off so I had to tear it off! It hurted like a s.o.b!!!! But I took my ugly to to the professionals and they fixed my problem!!!
Aww...my new and improved pretty toe! Now my esposo can look at my toes once more. The joys of life. =)

Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm back like I promised!

Like I promised yesterday, I have pictures of all my unfinished work! Yes, Linda...I am the QUEEN of unfinished projects. Watcha! =) This isn't even all my unfinished projects either!

My mini telephone mini I still have not finished...=(

The front and back cover of an owl book I'm working on too...

Oh! And my toaster mini album! LOL! I will get it done gosh darn it!


A dia de los muertos card I'm working on...Aye what have I done to myself!

Paper bag albums that I need to work on too! OOOH que la!

My little house that I still have not finished. Dang it to heck!


Sidenote: Lately I have really been into Barlow Girl music. I love their music!


Every time I try to find a book in the bible it takes me forever! So I found these little tabs! I'm so excited! I know it may seem weird to even bring this up but I'm seriously excited.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

No Camera Action for me

My awful esposo lost my camcorder and still can't find it. My webcam can only go so far and it's not HD. NOOO! Hopefully by next week I will be buying myself a new camcorder. Crossing my fingers.

I also have to work manana so I won't be able to post up pics tonight. Just wanted to drop by and give you guys an update and hopefully I'll be posting pics of ALL my UNFINISHED projects. Linda, you are no longer the Queen of unfinished projects anymore. Don't cry. Be strong! =D I'll talk to you guys tomorrow!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What did I do?!

As many of you know =) I was in Linda's GF tag swap. Well, I put my book together and disaster happened!!!! I wish I would have never punched the holes in my tags! I was a reckless hole puncher! Noooooooo! So this is what it looks like now. =( Not horrible but not great either. Dannnng it!!!!


and...my little monies! How cute are they!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

De todo!


Oh my goodness! I'm in a paper bag avalanche and the red tape is nearly extinct! I have been on this kick of making paper bag albums...or at least the paper bags themselves. How did this all start?!?! My fav sil's bro and future wife want me to make an album of their Hawaiian vacation which was also where my sil's bro asked her future wife's hand in marriage! Aye, the pressure! I thought that a paper bag mini-album would work out best because I will be able to use the pics in their original size. So I'm so excited and already have some ideas! Wish me luck!





A little extra something something...=) So, I don't really eat candy (my thing is soda! It's the most evilest thing EVER!) but I was craving one so so bad...I think it was because of the woman's curse! So I had myself a snickers. I mean, what could possible go wrong with eating a snickers?!



Well, I was eating it and for some reason it tasted very different. It reminded me of drinking formula or soy milk! Fuchi caca!



I read the ingredients and as it turns out it has...ready?...skim milk, soy lecithin, and soybean oil!!!! EEEEW! So I wonder why I have never really tasted that before. I think it can be 2 things. I don't eat candy that often or my taste buds are really off...seriously...I messed up my taste buds. I think it happened when I had 'fever in my stomach' and my tongue got stuck on the roof of my mouth when I was asleep and my tongue has not been the same since. SERIOUSLY! Here, I'll show you!


See! I told you! And you didn't believe me! How rude! =D

My kiddos started school and I was inspired by some back-to-school nail art and I decided to use my daughter's nails as my guinea pig! She was more than happy to oblige. =) I made her nails look like note book paper and she loves it!



Now for my bubba. I rented the movie Red Riding Hood and he wanted to see it. I told him that it wasn't really a kids kinda movie. I told him that the the wolf killed a lot of people and it was very bloody. He asked me what I meant and I told him that the wolf jumped out and ripped peoples heads and there was a lot of blood. He looked a bit confused and then the says,"mommy, like this?" ...and then he proceeds to show me...







Sunday, August 14, 2011

Look at what I did!

So, slowly but surely I'm getting back into things! Yay me! I'm also excited about some upcoming events! For one the Scrapbooking Expo in Ontario, CA! Last year was one of the best times I have ever had! I met some of my besties, which I miss very much, and met some other amazing ladies! Ohh, and I also went shopping! Hahaha! So this year, Linda, Vero and me are already making plans for this year. Looking forward to November 4th and 5th! Alee' and Nancy will be in my thoughts and heart when I go. They will be missed and I'm still hoping that God will have them come. I know, I'm so so so selfish! 2 more months ladies! 2 more! Let the road trip begin! =D
...look at what I did!
I made myself a french manicure! All by myself! Not perfect but with practice I will be able to do my own nails! I'm so proud of myself! Hahaha!



This is a tin that I am altering. I just need the top to finish. Still deciding what color flowers to use! I'm so indecisive! hahaha!

So, this is what I did. I worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday, tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday! I can't wait till Wednesday cause that means I get Thursday and Friday off! Yay! Now I have to have the will power of not using any money and saving up for the expo! The pressure of it all!!!!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Life...

Where to start. My brain feels like it is going to burst! A lot of stuff has been happening in my life...too much to even post it here. Ya know, family, work, life, DRAMA...ughh. Let's just say I'm trying to get out of this depression cause I have been there several times and if I let it win it will take over my life...don't want that. So little by little I have been working on getting myself better. I don't talk about it a lot and only a few friends know what I go through. Aye! I'm sounding like Debbie Downer! LOL! Seriously, I just don't want you guys to think I'm loca en mi cabeza...although sometimes I am. Hahaha! I just wanted to stop by and let you guys know what has been happening and why I have been M.I.A. I have to have faith that God is giving me all that I can handle. I might not feel like I am strong enough but I believe he KNOWS I am. So I shall try my hardest and get back to my happy, quirky, silly self because I miss me; the whole me.

AND...
this is a tag that I did for a swap I am in with some AMAZING girls! I'm so excited to be a part of this swap and I can't wait to get the others! EEEK! One of many things that I am looking forward to!

This is a project that I have yet to finish. I have the base done so I'm almost there. Umm...Who am I kidding?!?! I still have a lot to do! LOL! I know I can! I know I can! I know I can!

These are the inside pages of the mini. I used paper bags and used my border punch to decorate the edges. I'm loving the raw edges of the card-stock and the paper bags being exposed. Let's just hope I still love it when I'm finished!

This mini is a long time project that I have been working on. This was the kit I won from Linda (scrapchica) way back when. I never got around to finish it and this is one that I want to finish. So far I'm loving this cover!!!!

I adore the paper that Linda gave me. I love the bright colors and I can't wait to get it done. I just get scrappers block! Ughh! Scrappers block sucks big weenies!!!! I will finish this some day! Hopefully sooner than later! LOL!




So...this is what I have been up too or what I have not been up to. =) K, hope I am back here sooner than later! Thanks for stopping by!