Tuesday, November 30, 2010


good morning everyone! i finally finished a LO and this is inspired by Mel's current PET challenge at SKETCHES 4 ALL and CREATIVE SCRAPPERS #129. this was taken Halloween night, my husband's uncle's dog gave birth to four puppies i think and they were about 5 days old. Jylian in her cat costume decided to pet one of the puppies and she loved it, she was giggling the whole time she was playing with the cute puppy. so here is my LO-

SUPPLIES: Cosmo Cricket, K&Company, Tim Holtz distress ink, DMC floss, Sharpie fine marker, rikrak ribbon.

i also wanted to let you know about the current challenge i have over at SKETCHES 4 ALL for the 1st year anniversary celebration. you all know i love STITCHING in my LO's so my new challenge is a technique challenge and all you have to do is to make a LO/card with "STITCHING" on your creations and make sure it's easily seen in your LO. i decided to have the challenge until the end of DECEMBER because i know you all are busy with Christmas shopping and please don't combine it with any other challenges at S4A, click HERE for more info. i also wanted to remind you that the 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP of SKETCHES 4 ALL is still going on and you have until DEC 6 to join in, so click HERE to see the post and info. Also, check out the OPEN CHALLENGE at SKETCHES IN THYME you have until tomorrow to join and have the chance to win $25 worth gift card at MICHAELS, click HERE for the info.

thankl you all for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

isay :D

Thursday, November 25, 2010


just a quick post! i wanted to share with you this LO i made for F2S2 Nov challenge and GET PICKY #2 sketch challenge. here it is-

Have a wonderful day! i'm off to shopping again. Don't forget about the 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY SKETCHES 4 ALL BLOG HOP is still going click HERE for more info.

isay :D


Helo everyone! how's your day so far? i'm here to kick off SKETCHES 4 ALL 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! and if this is your first stop then you are in the right place.

I have had the honor of designing for SKETCHES 4 ALL. I love the warm community, the great gallery, contests, and challenges our members offer. It is always a joy to share my life and my work there!

I have had many of my online friends became a part of SKETCHES 4 ALL and they love the community as well. So...now it is your turn!

I created this layout-

using the great sketch for this Blog Hop designed by our very own Stacy R-

If you want to win this contest (and you know you do), just follow the instructions below-

1) Just follow along the hop to the next person and find the hidden letter on each person's blog to solve the mystery word. My hidden letter is "N". Make sure you leave a comment an each blog as you hop along to get credit

2) Then use the sketch posted above and make your own project and post it on Sketches4All. Don't forget to put in the hidden word you found from our blogs when you post your project.

3) Join SKETCHES 4 ALL Site. it's free and easy!

4) Make a post in the SKETCHES 4 ALL forum for this contest!!

That is it, easy peasy!!
The main prize will be the ECHO PARK paper from winter/holidays and and a $15 and a $10 gift certificate(1st and 2nd prize) from a scrapbook store that Fia will be giving away.

Now to be eligible for my rak on my blog there are a few things you can do, each one will get you another entry into my rak. I will pick a random name from the entries to win!! and here is what i am offering-

1. Leave me a comment on this post and you're in the drawing!

2. If you want another chance of winning, blog about the bloghop and/or tell your Facebook friends about it! (please link back your blog link and/or facebook link so i can see).

3. You can also earn an extra entry by signing up for my challenges at SKETCHES 4 ALL NOVEMBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE.

4. Become a follower of my Blog gets you another entry!!

For the REALLY eager - there are bonus opportunities though.

5. If you post your entries for my 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE in my challenge group section at SKETCHES 4 ALL then each challenge entry will enter you in for more chances each!!

Do you realize that you can earn as many as EIGHT chances of winning...!

Even better, each design team member may be giving away a different kit so don't stop here! Keep moving and visit everyone's blog!

Hop on over to STACY H. blog! She is super talented and inspires me every day!

Have fun and I can't wait to see who wins!
In case you get lost here are the links to all the SKETCHES 4 ALL DT'S joining this blog hop-

MELISSA P. ( a.k.a. ISAY) yes i am your first stop :D
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Have fun everyone and enjoy your weekend! God bless!


isay :D

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy thanksgiving everyone! i was a bit under the weather for the past few days feeling much better today :D i'm here to share with you a LO i made inspired by the ARTFUL DELIGHT NOV SKETCH CHALLENGE, which i'm so proud to say is designed by our vey own Maven Deibbie Burns, and also inspired by ARTASTIC CHALLENGE BLOG featuring the painting of Chris Wake "The Beach" with Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points- either a sandcastle, bucket and spade or beach towel =1 pt, a few Seagulls = 2pts, a family beach photo or similar = 3pts ( i'm pretty sure i got all the demands). this is also my DT LO for the 1st OPEN SKETCH CHALLENGE @ SKETCHES IN THYME- click here for more info in this new exciting challenge at SKETCHES IN THYME and also click here to check on our new TUESDAY TAKE CARD CHALLENGE. so here is the sketch and my LO-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok. Alphas: BasicGrey. Embellies: Making Memories, Soft Spoken. Others: Tim Holtz Distress ink, Sharpie fine markers, yarn. tacky glue, foam adhesives.

My creative mojo is back but not 100% but it will do for now. i really want to scrap more so i'm going back on my tiny little scrap corner. have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! one of the many things i am thankful for is my addiction- this so called scrapbooking because i have met all of you my creative friends i am truly blessed! thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. Again, Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

isay :D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


good morning! my creative mojo run away and i've been struggling finishing a LO or any project at all. what a great timing right?! thanksgiving is just a round the corner so as christmas and my creative mojo decided to eloped. i've been blog hopping and trying to get some inspiration and hoping my creative mojo will be back soon and i'll be kicking it in to high gear to get caught up :D. i was also looking through my finished LO's and noticed that i forgot to share this LO with you guys. this LO is for one of the many great challenges at SKETCHES 4 All ning site and the sketch was designed by our very own DT member Stacy R. you still have until the end of November to take on this sketch and post it at SKETCHES 4 ALL ning site gallery and tag it DTSKETCH to win a fabulous prize from Fia. so here is the sketch and my take on it-

SUPPLIES: PP'S: Cosmo Cricket. Cardstock: Bazzil Basics. Alphas: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin. Embellies: Cosmo Cricket stickers. Punch: EK Success. Others: doilly, gel pens, DMC floss.

We will also be having a blog hop soon to celebrate SKETCHES 4 ALL 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY where you can win tons of great prizes. so be sure to be back here on the 26th when the blog hop kicks off! thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

-isay :D

Friday, November 19, 2010


hello! good evening everyone...just a quick post for tonight. i finished this LO for SKETCHY THURSDAY DEC GDT challenge. i 'm not really not in the mood to scrap tonight but pushed my self to finished this LO that i've been working on and off since last night. it's one of those moments :( here is my take on the sketch-

SUPPLIES: Cosmo Cricket. Cardstock: Recollections. Embellies: Cosmo Cricket, MME, Soft Spoken, Best Occasions bling. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Alphas: American Crafts. Others: rub-ons, DMC floss, Sharpie fine marker.

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful night.

isay :D

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


good morning everyone! beautiful day here at escondido. here i am again with a new LO to share this one is inspired by another wonderful sketch from SKETCHY THURSDAY- 11.11 challenge. here is my LO-
 SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok, MME. Cardstock: Recollections. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Alpha: BasicGrey. Paints: FolkArt acrylic paints. Chipboards: Making Memories, K&Company. Embellies: EK Success sticko, Making Memories acrylic frame. Others: rikrak ribbon, yarn, fabric heart, DMC floss, Sharie fine markers.
hope you all have a wonderful day and stay blessed. thanks for stopping by!
isay :D

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


my last post tonight, promise! i am going to share with you three different projects i created for three different challenges at SKETCHES 4 ALL. i wanted to show how much challenges and fun you can have if you visit and join us at S4A.

this first one is a LO i made for STACY R.'s NOV SCRAPLIFT CHALLENGE.

 SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok Miles Away, Martha Stewart. Cardstock: Recollections. Embellies: Colorbok, Martha Stewart, DCWV. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Others: felt letters i made, yarn, Sharpie fine markers, tacky glue.
i cut out the letters from brown felt and outlined the stars with fine markers for interest. this is my kiddos with my silly husband last year at Disneyland, CA. don't they look like they are having fun? can you see Joseph's face (the little boy in the green) and Jylian sucking on her thumb LOL! i just love this photos.
On this next one, this is the very first time i made a tag and i enjoyed it a LOT! this is for MICHELLE H.'s FALL TAG CHALLENGE WITH RAK! i used fall colors on this one and used both new and old papers (Recollections, Scribble Scrabble, and OctoberAfternoon), Prima flower, and my very own cut out felt fall leaves. this was a pretty easy project and i'll be making more and more tags in the future :D
and my last project to share with you is for JACKIE's CARD CHALLENGE. i love the sketch that Jackie provided and if you noticed i've been loving making cards. i did some stitching on this card and made the flower. i used my old Recollections fall papers on this one.

there you have it. i hope i inspired you to check out, sign up (it's free!), and join the fun challenges at SKETCHES 4 ALL. my NOV INSPIRATION challenge is still up- you have until the end of the month to join thge fun and here is the photo of the Rak you could win from my challenge-what are you waiting for hop on to SKETCHES 4 ALL ning site and join the fun! thank you for stopping by my blog and God bless.
isay :D


it's me again! made this LO using TWISTED SKETCHES SKETCH #075 with the twist of circles (i always love TS sketches!) and this is also for SCRAPBOOKERS ANONYMOUS NOV CHALLENGE using your holiday papers for a non-holiday photo/LO and ofcourse using your old stash. on this LO i used one of my very first patterned papers i bought believe it or not it was one of those huge pack of holiday papers and i don't even know which manufacturer it came from because the cover came off and i can't find it LOL! i love using my old papers though, it's really a lot of fun using this holiday papers, finally using them, and saving so much money LOL!. this photo was taken 4 yrs ago August 2006- my oldest son, Justin (now 11!), and my new born baby then, Joseph (he's now 4!). here is my LO-
i am not going to include the supply list that i used on this one because honestly they are old and i don't have the original packages anymore. i used to open everything i buy and put them in containers. i cut out the flowers from one of the papers and layered them with christmas flowers, place a red brad in the center, and added Ranger black diamond Stickles for bling. i did some zigzag stitching and also stitch the silver circles around the flowers. hope you all enjoy it. thanks again for stopping by.

P.S. i think i'll be adding this to all my post but please don't be annoyed :D
please come and join us at SKETCHES IN THYME for our weekly sketch challenge and we will also have a new weekly card sketch challenges, an open challenge at the end of the month, and us DT's will be posting some tips, tricks, and tutorials every week as well. Hop on by at SIT and say hi to us.

isay :D


hello everyone! here i am sharing you another LO in the middle of the night LOL! this one is inspired by STUCK NOV 1ST SKETCH, i love the simplicity of the LO. this is my sweet daughter, Jylian, she had so much fun in the pumpkin patch we went to last month and she actually wanted her photos taken. here is my LO-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Lily Bee, Crate Paper, Recollections. Cardstock: Recollections. Flowers: Prima flowers. Alphas: BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin. Punch: EK Success. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Embellies: K&Company, Crate paper. Others: DMC floss, yarn, gel pens, Sharpie fine markers, tacky glue, foam adhesives, brad.

i really enjoyed creating this one the sketch was simple and so i tried to keep it simple, too. thank you for looking and God bless.

P.S. Don't forget my Nov Inspiration challenge at Sketches 4 All is still on :D
isay :D

Friday, November 12, 2010


Good morning everyone! it is a beautiful day here in Escondido :D the sun is out and the temperature is just right. i made a few changes here in my blog- i hoped you noticed i posted the current sketch challenge at SKETCHES IN THYME where you can win $25 gift card from MICHAELS and i also posted the current challenge i am hosting at SKETCHES4ALL ning site and you can have the chance to win a rak from me. just click on the images and it will take you right to the challenge details. Please do visit both of these blogs and i promise you that you will enjoy both blogs challenges. Today i also have a finished LO i wanted to share with you. this is inspired by TWISTED SKETCHES #74 with the twist of "animal"- can you see my cute kuala bear :)this is also for TAAFOMFT- favorite sport which is Soccer both of my boys love it, we also love football, martial arts, and my husband enjoys riding his bike. this is joseph, this photo was taken earlier this year, he always wanted to watch his brother play soccer and when we finally registered to play soccer he didn't want to play but he loved to wear his uniform and have his photo taken LOL! here is my take on this challenges-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok. Cardstock: Bazzil Basics, Recollections. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Alphas: Colorbok. Embellies: Cloud 9 Rain Dots Title, Colorbok Foil Page Bubbles and Journaling Accents, K&Company, Soft Spoken, Crate Paper sticker. Others: DMC floss, twine, gel pen, paper clip, Sharpie fine markers, tacky glue, foam adehesive.
i hope you enjoyed this one. Have a wonderful day and i'll be posting my first giveaway soon :D in the mean time, enjoy today and have a wonderful Friday! God Bless!
isay :D

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


hello! just a quick post. this is inspired by SKETCHABILITIES sketch #34. i love this phot of Jylian because she is actually looking at the camera LOL!

SUPPLIES: PP's: Crate paper. Cardstock: Bazzil Basics. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Alphas: BasicGrey, October Afternoon. Embellies: K&Company, Crate Paper brads. Others: Chip Chop shop doilly, gel pen, DMC floss, vintage music sheet, tacky glue, foam adhesive.
thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy it. God Bless. :D

-isay :D

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


last post for tonight and i hope you enjoy this last post. i made a couple of cards...yes you heard me right CARDS! LOL! i went over CARDABILITIES and enjoyed their card sketches they are as much fun as their 12 x12 sketches. so here are my takes-

inspired by sketch #13-

SUPPLIES: Crate Paper, Lilly Bee, Tim Holtz distress ink, DMC floss, AC thickers, Inque stamp, Tacky glue.

and here is another one inspired by sketch #14-

SUPPLIES: Recollections, BasicGrey alpha stickers, Tiom Holtz distress ink, Felt, twine, DMC floss, Sharpie fine marker, Tacky glue.

Hope you guys enjoy it. thanks again for stopping by. God Bless :D



i told you it was a very productive day off LOL! here is a another one just for sharing. this is inspired by SKETCHES IN THYME challenge #22 and you have less than 24 hours to join us in the fun, i know you all can whip up a LO in less than an hour :D. here is my take-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok, MME, Recollections, Tim Holtz, Scribble Scrabble, DCWV, Crate Papers. Cardstock: Recollections. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Embellies: K&Company journaling tag, DCWV, Colorbok chipboards, Crate paper chipboard stickers, paper Pizzaz vellum images. Paints: FolkArt and Craft Smart acrylic paints. stamp: Studio G. Alphas: Colorbok punchout chipboards, handamde corrugated alphas. Others: Sharpie fine markers, DMC floss, tacky glue, foam adhesive.

what are you waiting for? go on over at SKETCHES IN THYME and show us what you got! thanks for stopping by.



hello everyone! i've been busy at work and i am feeling so tired for today is my only day off but it's been very productive. here is a LO i finished for SKETCHY THURSDAY 11.4 sketch challenge and GET PICKY inspirational challenge-

SUPPLIES: PP's: American Crafts, Octrober Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, DCWV, Cosmo Cricket, Recollections. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Recollections. Alphas: AC Thickers, Colorbok Alpha Stickers. Embellies: Cosmo Cricket,DCWV. Stamp: Inque. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink. Others: vintage music sheet, yard, DMC floss, felt flowers, Sharpie feine markers, gel pen, twine, brads,tacky glue, foam adhesive.

did you see my pull out notes behind the photos?! i'm loving this technique. of course i had to do some kind of stitching :D i made the felt flowers and i did a lot of cutting out. hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful night.


Friday, November 5, 2010


Good evening everyone! i've been wanting to scrap this whole week but i've been busy at work and here in the house. with all the craziness i managed to finished this LO i am sharing with you tonight. this is inspired by SKETCHABILITIES sketch#33 and this weeks SCRAPPING THE MUSIC featuring Bon Jovi's song KEEP THE FAITH. so here is my take-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Lilly Bee, Crate Paper. Cardstock: Bazzill Basic. Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink. Alphas: American crafts, Making Memories. Buttons: Crate Paper. Chipboard: K&Company. Others: doillies, DMC floss, Tacky glue, Foam adhesive.

thank you so much for looking. also, i just wanted to remind you still have until Nov 10 8:00 pm to join us and win a $25 worth giftcard at MICHAELS at SKETCHES IN THYME for challenge #22 and also stop by SKETCHES FOR ALL GROUP and join me in my NOVEMEBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE and i'll have a small rak for the winner- my challenge will run until the end of the month. Thank you again for stopping by. have a goodnight! :D


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's me again! this time i have a wonderful news to share with you last month Fia of SKETCHES 4 ALL invited me to be one of the DT at SKETCHES 4 ALL. at first i was a little bit hesitant because i was just recently ask to be a DT at SKETCHES IN THYME and i'm afraid it will be too much for me to handle since this will be my very first time being a DT member for both sites but with the help of Fia and Kim and their trust and confidence in me i believed that i can do it :D. so yes, as of this month i am one of the DT at SKETCHES 4 ALL YAYYYYYYY!!! i love all the ladies over at S4A and i thank them for their warm welcome and i also enjoy the wonderful challenges they have. as a DT i started my very first challenge and i'm a bit nervous about this but i'm crossing all my fingers including my toes LOL! that everything will go well and did i mention that i am offering a rak to the winner :D. my first challenge is NOVEMBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE click HERE to see the details of the challenges in the S4A forum and here is my own take on my own challenge-

SUPPLIES: PP's: LYB, MME. Cardstock: recollection. Ink: Hero Arts fluid chalk and pigments, delta ink pad. Alphas: BasicGrey, AC thickers, K&Company, Jenni Bowlin.Embellies: Jenni Bowlin ticket, making Memories metal tag, K&Company. Stamps: Stampendous, Studio G. Others: DMC floss, Prang watercolor, color pencils, Sharpie fine markers, gel pens, yarn, tacky glue, foam adhesive.

this Lo was inspired by the inspiration image i used for the challenge i'm hosting at S4A (click HERE). it's been a while since i used my watercolors and pencil colors so in these LO i decided to use a plain white cardstock and paint, draw, and stamp it to make my background. i stitched the word "creativeness" in different color floss. draw and cut my own clouds. i'm really pleased with this page because it shows more of what i really feel everytime i'm scrapbooking. please, please stop by at SKETCHES 4 ALL and say hi to me and to the other wonderful ladies and i really do hope that you'll join in my challenge and the other challenges. thank you so much. i am truly blessed and with the thanksgiving coming i am going to do my very first giveaway soon. so many things to be thankful for and i am overflowing with blessings and i wanted to share them with you guys. God Bless!



Happy Hump Day everyone! i hope you all had a wonderful Halloween last Sunday.i have a LO i wanted to share with you today this one is for SKETCHY THURSDAY 10.28 sketch and SCRAP IT WITH A SONG featuring Bon Jovi's song IT'S MY LIFE. i used the THRIFTSHOP TREASURE May kit i purchased at TREASURED SCRAPBOOKING and i just love the patterned papers from this kit :D. here is my page -

SUPPLIES: PP's: BasicGrey, American Crafts, OctoberAfternoon, LYB. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink. Alphas: BasicGrey, American Crafts, OctoberAfternoon. Embellies: Crate Paper. Others: DMC floss, gel pens, Sharpie fine markers, pins, ribbons, Tacky glue, Foam adhesive.

i made little packets on the smaller photos and tacked in little note cards with sentiments that can be pulled out. i was inspired by our letter holder so ithought it would be neat to do something like that. i think next time i'll do the same but instead of little notes maybe i'll put more photos. i just love, love the AC Spring collection and the OA's thriftshop collection. the moment i saw these papers i knew i had to cut the flowers and the doillies out :D.
i wanted to share some photos also, here are my trick or treaters-

(Justin, Jylian, and, Joseph)

here is my little kitty cat with her prop a little mouse that she never let go off-

one candy a day for these kiddos will keep them hyper the whole days so all the candies are hidden now. thank you for stopping by and please stay tuned because i have a wonderful news to share with you in my next post. thank you again and God Bless!