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Monday, June 30, 2008

RAK~~~ Thank You Brenda Moore!!

Happy Monday!!

Hi ya' all,
Hope everyone is well as can be this last day of June. I am enjoying my vacation, and received this beautiful card from Brenda in the mail today. She was a winner on my blog candy rak, the beginning of the month. Look at all this detail!! She is learning paper quilling, and it is just stunning in person. Boy I think some of the cards I do are time consuming, but can only begin to image how long this must take. Thank you for such a lovely card!!

"Um Buggin"

Friday, June 27, 2008

RAK Starts at 12:00 A.M.!! /Thank you Eileen!!

Happy Friday!

Hi All,

Happy Friday to everyone. Well I am officially on Vacation!! WOW, it's been a busy week trying to make it until today. Just wanted to remind everyone that my "RAK" starts tonight,at 12:00 A.M., which is officially Saturday morning. You will either have to post a comment or sign the guess log to be elligible. I will monitor the guess log starting at 12:00 a.m...... Good Luck Everyone!!

On another note, I received this lovely card and some embellishments from one of my Rak winners of the skittles. Thank you so much Eileen! I will post what I create using my embys. So nice of you to think of me.

Have a great weekend everyone!

"Um Buggin"

Thursday, June 26, 2008

3000th Hit/ Vacation- Blog Candy RAK!!!

Happy Thursday!

Hi All!

Wow! It's almost here, my vacation that is. Although I have no plans to travel, I will be doing some papercrafts and working around my house. In honor of my 3000th hit, which should be arriving soon, I am going to give away some blog candy prizes. All you have to do is sign my guess book or leave a comment here on my blog. I will then choose a name on Saturday, July 5th, and send that person the blog candy RAK. It is opened to all who are into papercrafting. The contest will start Saturday, June 28, 12:01a.m. thru Friday, July 4th, until 11:59 p.m.. All your posts must be done during that time. I will not include any late post, and this is my time (PDT) on the west coast. I will post the winner here on my blog on Saturday, and you will then need to e-mail me your addy.

Will be checking out the LSS this weekend and post the prizes here for all to see.
Please if you visit sign the guess book, it also enters you in the rak, if you don't want to post a comment. I would love to hear your comments also. This Rak is to honor all my crafting buddies who have taken the time to stop by and say a friendly hello!

Until next time,

"Um Buggin"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pop-Up Card!! Your Friendship.......

Hi all,I'm back!!!

Just a really quick hi'yall, and to post this cute little sample card I made this morning. The original creation is done by a lovely and very talented lady by the name of "Susan B. Robot". She make the most amazing designs on DS you could ever image. She also designs on SCAL, another design software. If you want to see some creativity, check her out. She is linked to my blog. Thank you Susan!!
I did a little improvising on this card. manually cut the outer layers, added CB butterfly, Scor-pal, SU stamps and ink, MS punch, skittles, stickles, and ribbon from my stash. I wasn't trying to be too picky since this is my sample. Love the hot summer colors, can't you tell?

Catch you later*****

"Um Buggin"

2 More days... Before I'm On Vacation!!

Happy Wednesday!

Hi there,
Just checking in to say hello, and hope everyone is well. I have been kind of MIA since the weekend, but later on today I'll be back again. I am going to enjoy next week, because I will be able to create and relax, I am on Vacation!! "Yes", I really need one because I have been going full speed ahead since January. I get to enjoy some of this beautiful sunny weather, along with the smoke[we are having some fires here in northern Ca., and it seems to filter right into our path]. But I will be posting more on a daily basis. Boy, this year is really moving, can't believe Tues. is July 1st., before we know it ,Christmas will be here. Anyway, I will be doing a nice "RAK" this month for my 3000th hit. So you wanna keep checkin in, and do sign my guestbook.

Catcha' Later,

"Um Buggin

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lazy, Hazy, Days of Summer!!

Happy Sunday!

Hello all,

Hope everyone is having a great 1st summer weekend. It has certainly arrived here with a bang, 100+ degrees since Friday. It is draining all my energy, although I am inside most of the time, the air condition can also have an effect on you. I'm typing on my laptop, so I hope to not have too many errors. lol I had plans to make a few cards this weekend, but have have no creative juices flowing to pull it all together. Guess everyone has their days, I seem to be having more than my norm. Maybe, because I know I'm on vacation next week, and will have lots of time to be creative. Anyway not much happening today, worked most of Saturday on my blog page. Hope you are enjoying my new look..., if you are, leave me a comment, or sign my guest book. July, will be doing a Rak for some blog candy..,surprise,surprise, keep checking in. Stay Cool!!!!

"Um Buggin"

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Happy Saturday

Mornin All!

I have been tagged by Julie H. on my blog. Thanks Julie H.!
The rules of the game: Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.

Ten years ago:

Let me think! I was still working my 2 jobs, Postal Service and Surgical Tech. I'm a single Mom, so had to replace 2 incomes. I was also looking to move from the bay area into a more family oriented setting. Metro area, too busy, although I had lived there for 43 years. Needed a change, my daughter was only 9, and I was afraid for her to go outside. Sideshows on our street by teens who would then hit something and run. So a year later, I moved.

Five things on today's "to do list"

Blog-Face Lift (New Look/added more music) Check me out!
Clean House
Make some cards
Read Cricut MB* Catch up on posts
Relax in my spa-later, 106 right now, even started raining!

Snacks I enjoy
Starbucks-Mocha Frap, anything with ice cream and chocolate!

Things I would do if I was a millionaire

Oh my! That's a good one. Buy a new house, with a gigantic scrap room, pay off bills, maybe buy my kids a new car,(buy myself one too), get my daughter financially secured, including her college education. Then I probably would really retire, no more daycare, but I know I would miss my kids. They keep me young at heart. Help out my family and save some for a rainy day.

Places I have lived

I am originally from the south. New Orleans LA.,moved to California in 1954
1954-1956: San Fran. Ca.
1956-1999: Oakland Ca.
1999-now : Tracy Ca.

Okay, now I've got to tag 5 people

OK! I guess this concludes my Saturday postings.
Have a great weekend!

"Um Buggin"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Surprise RAKED!! Again!!

Happy Friday!

Hi all,
Happy Summer

TGIF!! and a happy Friday it is. I received yet another surprise RAK in the mail today. What a beautiful week it has been, as far as me being totally surprised this week. I receive the cutest little thank you card, and 2 very cute 4th of July stamps. This was sent to me from one of my MB friends, and the winner of some skittles from my Rak I did on the 1st of the month. Bev... I am speechless...,this was such a kind thing for you to do. It is beautiful having such good friends in life, that you have never met. You feel as if you have known them all your life. I must say that I feel BLESSED to have you as a FRIEND!!!

Thank you soooo much Bev, and enjoy your skittles. I will enjoy my stamps and will post a picture when finished.

"Um Buggin"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

~Melon Into Summer!!!

Happy Thursday!!

Good Evening All,

It is Thursday night and I am a little late posting,"but better late than never". I worked on this card today, and finally made my own rub-on sentiment. It only taken me about 5 times to get it correct. The problem I was having, was the ink seem to take forever to dry. I waited about 45 minutes, before attemping to use it, and it still smeared. So I waited about 2 hours, and finally was able to get a good one.
Next time I will give it overnight to dry. Anyway, this bright little card was made using my Cricut, "yes", I am trying to use some of my new cartridge I have had for about 2 months. I used Doodlecharms for the watermelon, and George for the tags. I also used Doodlebug sugar coated paper (pink), along with PP from my stash. Ribbons, stickles, skittles, white gel pen, and Crystal Effects were also used. That's all for tonight, thanks for looking.

"Um Buggin"

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Wow" 2 in One day!!!!

Hi All!!

It's me again, had to post this Sympathy Card I made yesterday. Actually I made 3 of them, all the same. Received calls from 3 different people, who lost love ones. Very sad on Father's Day, they were Dads to someone. I used a soft Aquamarine color, also White satin cardstock. I added silver metalic cardstock, (bottom layer) to my butterfly, along with tiny silver beads on top. The white regular cardstock was embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder, and Scor-pal for the lines. I used Divine Swirls on the aqua colored. Sheer ribbon, cross, and heart from my stash. The Sentiments are stamped in silver, both on the front and inside of the card. SU paper and flower, and MS punch used inside. TFL~~~

Catcha' Soon!

"Um Buggin"

Busy Weekend~~ Birthday Card

Happy Monday!!!

Hello All!!!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday. "A belated Happy Fathers Day", to all you Dads out there. I didn't get a chance to post on the actual day. Was busy making cards. I made this cute little bright purple card on Saturday. I receive some lovely things from one of the MB members Von on Saturday. Soo I decided to use them and make this cute little card. I used my Cuttlebug Music note folder, been had it for a while, but never used it before. You know, we purchase so much, we sometimes forget what we have. I'm really buckling down, and trying to use some of things I already have. Hard to do, because on the Cricut MB, you are always getting enabled. Ya think, I gotta have this! Anyway, I did this card with the folder, MCPT, Susie B. inspired, nestabilities, paper, ribbon , and skittles of course!! I used my gelly roll pen and the dragonfly brad I received from Von. Love that pen, must get more.....See Von, whatcha' doin'. lol
Thanks for looking!

"Um Buggin"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I've Been RAKed!!!!! By Surprise!!!!

Happy Saturday!!

Hello all,

It is a Happy Saturday for me, I received a surprise RAK from one of my blog rak winners. Yvonne, Thank you again!! She sent me this beautiful surprise today.
I receive this gorgeous card, along with raindot hearts, ,butterfly brads, rhinestone and beautiful bronze hearts to add to my cards. I also got a Sakura Gel Pen in silver with glitter. "Oh yea"I love everything that sparkles. I was just so touched by the kindness, I just had to shout it out to everyone.
Thank you soooooo much Yvonne!!!!!

Well I guess I will get back to creating, been trying to finish up some cards to post.
Everyone that wanted the pattern for the Secret Card, E-mail me your addy on the Cricut MB. It is ok , I emptied my PM's.

Chat with you soon!

"Um Buggin

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Secret Treasures***** Flip album card

Happy Thursday!!

Hello all,

Been a few since I last chatted with everyone. Hope all is happy and well. Today I am posting a flip album card, I started on Sunday. It has been in my plans to make for a while, time permitting. It actually started out as a mini flip album, which is by Chiaki Haverstick, she is a Stampin Up demonstrator. The only directions I had to go by, were her pictures, and since they were only about 1 1/2 inches, that made it kinda differcult to understand. So what I did was to improvise, still using the same measurements, but trying it a different way. Kinda with a twist! This card is time consumming, so if you are going to make it, have patience. It requires a lot of sizing and cutting, but at the end, you have a beautiful masterpiece, you will be very proud of.

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies Used:

3 sheets of color cardstock 12"x12"-1 sheet in contrasting color
Designer series paper, I used double side paper SU, 2 different designs
12" papercutter-or one with 12" measurement
My Scor-pal
Sticky Strip, Ribbons, Punches, and eyelets+ Jumbo eyelets, I used 2 kinds.
Stamps and Punches-your choice
Additional coordinating cardstock and design paper for layering.
You may add whatever you desire, I also added Jasmin corners for photos, and some journaling tags.
If anyone is interested in making this project, let me know, and I will send you directions. E-mail me thru this blog please.

That all for now. Enjoy!!!

"Um Buggin"

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hot!! Hot!! Hot!!

Happy Monday!

How is everyone on this wonderful hot Monday? I hope all is well with everyone. It is super hot here in sunny CA. 98 today, seems like summer is already here. Been reading on the Cricut MB, there are storms and flooding back in the eastern part of the U.S. Thinking of all my crafting sister and brothers who are really having some bad weather. The worst we have here are earthquakes, not too often, thank God!
I just can't get into the crafting mood today, worked hard all weekend around my house. I still feel tired, so I think tonight, I will jump in my spa, and try to relax. I don't do that enough, probably why my body feels drained. Hopefully that will relax and inspire me to start doing some paper crafting.
Until next time keep crafting!

"Um Buggin"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dzyner's Music

Happy Saturday!!


Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend. I am busy doing some work around the house today, so have not had time to do any creating. Yesterday was my son's 34th birthday, so we went to a baseball game last night. I have to spend time with him also, because he lives in a different city. Now all my work has to been done on my creating time. I hope you all are enjoying my music, my daughter so kindly added, after only 2 days of begging for her help. She is the computer wiz around here. I am learning a lot of the tricks and trade, but that html stuff, a little above my head. I'll stick to card making and paper designs. Here is a picture of my wiz kid! You can thank her for my music. Have a great weekend.

"Um Buggin"

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Happy Thursday,

I guess you all having been wondering what is going on. I have been MIA, for the last couple of days. Been kinda busy working on a few things, hopefully I will be posting some new creations soon. Do you ever have those days, where you just don't feel creative? Well I guess I must be having one, because I can't seem to pull it all together, to accomplish what I want. Soooooooo, with that being said, I guess I will wish everyone a Happy Friday in advance!

Chat with you soon!
"Um Buggin

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Skittles ~RAK~ with a Twist!!!

Happy June & Happy Sunday

Congratulations Winners!!!

There were 16 post/comments before the Rak was closed at 1:00p.m., (PST) Sunday 06/01/08. If you left a comment /signed vistors log after RAK closed, SORRY!!! YOU ARE NOT A WINNER!!!!

Most of you saw this RAK on the Cricut message board, and took the time to visit my blog. As my way of saying "thank you", and spreading a little skittle love, all of you will be receiving (2) bags of skittles. Yes!, everyone including outside of the US. That should make you all very happy. This is just 1 of the things I will be doing on my blog, my little twist. Keep checking in from time to time, as I will have other things going on. Send me an e-mail on the MB with your addy, and your choice of colors. I will be mailing these off tomorrow, so please try to get me the info asap!

Don't forget to let me know on the Cricut MB, under my post for winners you have read this message! Don't tell everone they are winners. It's a Secret! that's the twist!

"Um Buggin"

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