Friday, August 29, 2008

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Thank you so much Cheribella!!

I have to say...this was just what I needed today! I am so fortunate to have found the Bellas. My new Bella Sistahs have made this new Blogging experience very easy! Thank you so much Cheri ( for your help posting pics!! You're the best!

My nominations for this award go to...drum roll please...

Katie You are a Supermom and very talented artist!
Theresa Thanks for passing on the knowledge and
sparking my creativity!
Tangi Thank you for including me in the swaps
and organizing all of the events. I know it's
not easy, but it's much appreciated!
Debby Thank you for your regular posts. Your comments are
always nice to see!
Meli Thanks for sharing your life...makes mine seem not
so weird! =)

I know two or the five just got awards and I hope that's okay. I don't know more than 5 Bellas yet...I'm workin' on it!!

So here's the rules if you didn't know...

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.5. Put links of those blogs
on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated

Monday, August 25, 2008


I drove to Elk Gove, CA today with hopes of dropping off a card I made to enter it for their contest. It's about 45 minutes from my house so I squeezed it in between dropping off Sunshine and picking up the two girls from school. I got all the way there using directions from and...what do ya know...mapquest is wrong! I couldn't find the place! Ahhh!!! So frustrated. Anyways...I figured my sistahs would appreciate it! =) Happy day anyway!

Mel =)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ms. June

Introducing Ms. June! I think this one came out the far! =) I was downloading the calendar grids for the swap and didn't realize if I pressed print x4, I was printing the entire year!! Ahh...I pressed stop and it kept going. So, not really thinking too much about it, I turned the printer off. I don't know if that was a good idea. The little screen said, "back door open". I opened and shut the back door, nothing changed. I opened every possible opening on the freakin' machine and it still didn't work! Now it's just not printing! Err...maybe it'll fix itself by tomorrow!! =)

Hope everyone had a fabulous Saturday!

Mel =)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ms. May

Introducing...Ms...May!! I colored her feet...but wasn't sure if those are shoes! Hmmph! Oh well!

Dale and I joined the gym...go, fight, win! I think it'll be good for us. Kaila's in school from 8-3 and Sunshine from 12-3. My appointments aren't typically that early in the day so I figured it'll give me something to do and keep me away from spending money! =) Anyone have any favorite workout classes? Yoga? Spinning? Salsa!? I think I'm going to sign up for something like that...just don't know which one yet. Any advise?!

Mel =)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My 1st swap!!

Okay, so I signed up for the calendar swap even though the calendar I started awhile ago is almost done! I'm so excited! I got my 2nd Bella order today...and, yes, I'm tempted to place another one! Ahh...I think I'm addicted! I can't imagine the damage I would do if I lived closer to headquarters! I would probably end up working there.

Well, I know these are not Bellas, but I enjoyed making them and thought I'd share. I figured out how to take clearer pics! I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the non-basketball one has flies in the background! This set is too cute. I bought it on The basketball one is for my hubby. His 30th birthday is next Friday. He used to be a basketball freak. He hurt his back and now he just talks about the good 'ol days! =)


Mel =)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ms. March

I started making a calendar before I found out there was a swap for one. I figured it was a great gift idea!! That's why I had to place a second order...I ran out of Bellas!! (Good excuse, huh!?) That's what I told hubby at least! hehehe...I bought the chipboard from this lady on Ebay. She sells it already cut and punched. All I had to do was buy the binder clips at Walmart and wa-la! (That's not how you spell that huh!?) I'm not done as I am still waiting for my 2nd order, but I can post one month at a time. The month (not shown in this picture) was stamped using the Stampin' up Calendar (109298) and Full Calendar (111045). I'm not sure what to do for the front and back cover though...any ideas!?

Mel =)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Okay...let's see if this works!

This is my very first attempt to upload a picture to my new blog...please let me know what you think! Here we go...

Oh My Goodness! I can see it! Can you!? hehe

Go, fight, win!

Mel =)

Welcome ME !!

I welcome myself to the blogging world...a world I didn't understand...something I honestly thought was a waste of time...until I met the Bellas! I haven't even met any of you personally, but reading your blogs through my daily email and seeing more people just like me, feels like I know each one of you already. I am unsure as to which I love most...making cards or buying stuff to make cards! I first heard of Stamping Bella from and instantly fell in love. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I ended up placing two orders this month alone and am already listing what I'm going to order next!! Is that weird?

Oh well, a little about myself...I am a 28 year young mother of 2. My daughters are 10 and 4. They LOVE stamping with Mom! I will post some of their stuff too...too cute! I have been married for 5 years, but together for 9. I am in the beginning stages of building a Primerica Financial Services agency. It is another passion of mine. I am a daughter, a sister, a mentor and a friend. I stamp because it takes me away from my hectic life. It allows me to have "me" time and not to feel guilty. I sometimes push myself too hard and forget to take care of "me".

I started stamping in 2003. I was introduced to it by a Stampin' Up demonstrator at a party at Mom's work. I had gone on maternity leave the day before and had lots of time. $300 later and a Demonstrator Agreement signed, I was going to conquer the world! =) Only until recently did I venture out to other stamps. I guess you can call me "loyal"! tehehe...and a little crazy!

Thanks for you time...and can someone tell me how this blog thing works?!?! how do I become part of groups and stuff?! =)

Mel =)