Thursday, June 28, 2007

buyers beware...

I just thought I'd share something I've learned last week, sorry i just had the time to share it now.  Our 2 year old mattress has a defect so I called The Bay and told them what was wrong, so a week later they sent a inspector to come and check out the problem. When he got here he undressed our bed and found out there were some stains on the mattress apparently, if there is a stain on your mattress, it voids the warranty. Good thing the inspector was nice and he told me that he's going to pretend that he didn't see the stains and that I should try to get rid of it just in case we need to get it replaced or something.  Did you guys know that? Anyway, so thanks to "SHOUT" the stains came off. So the moral of the lesson is buy a mattress cover to protect your mattress. I wish the salesman from the Bay told us about this when we bought our mattress....

a little card crazy don't you think?

I have been a little busy these past few days... 

ok so i went a little overboard with these cards, i just love these birds can't you tell? 

have a great day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

new cards from my new stamps :o)

I was playing with a new technique that I've learned -- painting in the stamped images. Here is what I came up with. I like this stamp set. I'm working on other color combos. Tune in for those in my future blogs.  Enjoy...

I took Maddie to the waterpark again today. But she would not go in at all. I even dressed her in her bathing suit today. Sigh...all she wanted to do was to play in the playground. We went with Rissa's SIL Sook Sai and her two kids Elijah and Daniel. I'll post some of Maddie when i get them from Rissa. She was the one with the camera today. 

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Father's Day Gift

I followed Beate's tutorial for Jacob's ladder. And after 2 tries i finally got it right. Check it out!

Here is the link to her tutorial.

I made this for Cox for Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


We were invited to join Sophie and Dionne at the new Steveston Waterpark yesterday. Am so glad we went, I was reluctant to go because Maddie still had a runny nose. But Cox said that Maddie would probably not go under the water and just play with the water. So I didn't even bother putting her bathing suit on and just take her in her shorts. To my surprise, after a few minutes of warming up with the puddles, she went under the rainbow right away, she was soaking wet and having LOTS of fun going under the water and jumping on puddles. What a great day!

Gate Fold Card

This was my first try to make a gate fold card. I made it for my cousin Erin's graduation. I wanted to give it to her first before I post it up.

The tutorial is from Beate Johns blog
I regularly check her blog for inspiration and sketches for cards.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tent card

My first tent card. I really liked how it turned out.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My baby is 22 months today

She can sing the ABC's all on her own. She practically knows all her colors, except she gets red and yellow mixed up. Not sure why. She can count to 20 in English but always misses 15.. again not sure why. She used to miss 10 but eventually she remembered it and she can count 1-10 in Fookien. My bi-lingual baby. Woohoo! She can also get on her high chair herself! She just did it all of a sudden on her own yesterday. I am so proud. She's growing so fast. It makes you realize that life goes by so fast. So, Carpe Diem!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

One, Two, Three Four, Hi-5!!

We went to see Hi-5 Live!!! Madison had a blast, she was dancing to the music. It makes such a huge difference when you actually know the songs...I wanted to jump up and dance but i figured i didn't want to embarrass Cox. Hahaha. But amazingly it was pretty much a full house. As my husband would say, we are part of the in crowd with the toddlers that is. Haha. We took some pictures of the group even though they said no flash photography ssssssshhhhhhhhh. I had to take some pics for show and tell of course. As a souvenir we bought Maddie the Hi-5 pillow, very expensive but I guess you have no choice when you're already there :o) We also spent time with our friends Lisa, Calvin and their 3 year old daughter Mallory, Maddie had so much fun playing with her, they played till 10:30...WOAH way past the kids bedtime, but surprisingly Maddie did not sleep in the car on the way home, I got her changed and had to watch her 1 show before she eventually fell asleep. We all did. Phew! What a day...

Saturday, June 9, 2007

My first totes with cards

I have been wanting to try to make these adorable totes. And since I have 2 girl friends who have birthdays in May I thought I'd make them one each. I had a great time making them. These totes have cards in them. For Adele's tote, i made 8 identical cards, and for Vanessa's tote there are 6 cards but since i was still experimenting, I made a few different cards. I hope they love it...crossing my fingers.