Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I feel lost

I went up to my hometown to see my sil and nephew. Gives the cousins a chance to play and be cousins. We had a great time but I missed my blog friends and seeing what was going on twitter. Now you see why I feel lost--am I the only one that feels that way? lol

I decided to start cleaning today since my sil will be staying here Thursday. See what I dug out of my dh den? I love that radio! I have to be honest I did not like it at first but it grew on me. I saved it from 3 inches of dust and what knows what. It now has a home on the table my dad gave me. I love the table too because it was my dad's, it has claw feet and a lion head as a pull. It might have a lot of scratches, cigarette burns( from dad) or water rings but I love it just the same. One day I will have my aunt restore it back to its beauty. My dad told me that Leave it to Beaver had one on the show. I never remember seeing it --lol I always looked too.

I now need to get busy on three swaps and my new Happy Mail. I am so happy to be back to blog land --I missed you all--xoxo gina

btw---you should check out the chance to win a prize from this cutie . She has over 500 followers!! Crazy!!! I can't even imagine. I was excited over my 35( i will be posting my first giveaway tomorrow--heads up). Janel is super talented and did I tell you she was my long lost sister? really, its true---she loves vintage cameras, loves nail polish and draws a mean doodle!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

you make me so very happy

Watching this movie tonight--:D
I am hoping I can get some of this done today with my bestie Jami. It makes me happy to be able to scrap with a friend even if she lives in another state.

I used a vintage box( the tree and the letters ) from Christmas lights. I told you I hate throwing anything out--:D
Making more of these today--only 15 more to go! I love being crafty!!
I made this for a Panda lover ---:D I am so so happy she loved it.

what are you doing today to make you happy? xoxo-------------

Friday, March 26, 2010

doing the Happy Mail dance

I received my Happy Mail from this cutie. She was kind and sent Syd some panda love. Thanks so much Sasha--she will love them.
Look at the HELLO KITTY love!! oh my goodness I am in HK heaven. I love the ring she made. I will have to take an up close pic with me wearing it. Its the coolest and I love big rings!! I can;t wait to receive another from the craft swap. hee hee I am already diggin into the Swedish Fish--:D thanks so much Sasha I love everything !!
until later remember to smile ---its almost the weekend --yahooooooooooooooo

Thursday, March 25, 2010

i heart thee


Do you know how much I love Dark Cherry Mochas? omg---so so much! these were taken today of me with my beloved sb. I love silly photos too--can you tell?
My plushie polaroids! Ok I am not the queen of plushies but I have to say I do love them!! made sure the person could display a photo inside it--:D only 28 more to go ! I can not wait to send them out to this cutie. I will receive 30 different crafty goodness back.
here are some instax love---how cute r they?
I am going to the World market tonight to see what i can find for my giveaway. I have so far a 6x6 cloud scrapbook, nail polish, Quickutz polaroid frames cut out by me (small and large ones) and a cute cute notebook. So far so good! until later remember to smile----------xoxo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

working with paper

I made this card a week or two ago( my days go too fast to remember).
A layout I did over the weekend.
I made this for this cutie .
three atc's I made about myself. This was for a challenge here .

what kind of goodies have you been making? I love working with paper but more and more I want to sit down to make jewelry. I use to make jewelry out of broken watches. I loved opening the backs to see all the wheels and gears. In high school I had a piece go to the regional art show. I will have to see if I can dig up pics.

I have signed up for this cuties craft swap. I love all of her followers awesome creations. Wish me luck on an idea.

Elsie posted about her art journal class. I am so excited!!!! ----:) :) :) :) :) :)

Happy beautiful Wednesday to all------xoxo gina( where's my sig? darn blogger!!)

btw---I am now on twitter!!! you can follow me at paperandcamera

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

to brighten your day












I know some of us might need a pick me up---:D gina

Monday, March 22, 2010

all about reuse or recycle



this is what I used to make this cute wreath
1. the plastic owl is from the candy Lindsay sent me
2. liquid pearls for the eyes, around the head and wings
3. stickles for the beak and feet
4. embroidery hoop ( thrift store)
5. felt
6. green ribbon that was on the candy owl package
7. pink ribbon Lindsay tied my cute gifts with
8. purple ribbon target

I am throwing out this challenge---I challenge you to make something for spring/easter that is made of things found around your house. One item has to be something you would have thrown away( like the plastic part of the package). On your marks get set go!!!

until then remember to smile and get crafty------btw see my new siggy--:D thanks so much vicky!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

happy mail, awards and felt cutie

I won these over at punkprojects.blogspot.com---Thank you taylor and Katie it was my first time winning from a blog. I love the bottle cap pins. Cute cards--I can't wait to send them out. For some reason my computer will not allow me to visit their blog( i have to borrow my dd). Check out these talented young ladies.
all i can say is I am so so happy---:D this is what was sent to me from my Happy Mail partner this month Lindsay---I can't thank her enough. I love love Elsie and I collect cameras so when I received the camera print --I guess I screamed like a witch( so my dd says). I could not wait to find the perfect place for it. I ate the Swedish fish last night--:D I have no clue how I can eat those cute Owls--so cute!!! More felt to make some cute felt goodies. I have new Hello Kitty ribbon!! I am thinking of making a cute wreath with it--:D More elsie love---gotta love the little doodles she makes and they will for sure look so darn cute on a card or layout. thank you so much Lindsay--you out did yourself!!!!!!!!!

I was given this award from Lindsay the other day. Thanks so much sweetie!! Now I get to pass it onto 15 beautiful bloggers.

1. Sasha
2. Jessica
3. Jami
4. Elaine
5. Alli
6. Kat
7. Stephanie
8. Katie
9. Vicky
10. Jacque
11. Deb
12. Cat
13. Ally
14. Susan
15. Bekah

For the "Beautiful Blogger" and "One Lovely blog" award you need to:
~Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
~Copy the award and paste it to your blog.
~Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you have discovered.
~Contact your nominations and let them know they've won.




I sat down to make a quick Easter pin for my sweater( I hope I wont need the sweater).

well i did have my new sig on here thanks to Vicky but its gone---:( i am so sad.

I will try to find out where it went until then remember to smile ---x0x0 gina

Friday, March 19, 2010

A couple Panda loves



I did these a few nights ago. thanks for looking----gina

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday already?


My day will be filled with getting my happy mail packages ready to ship. I was thinking(hard to believe--rofl!!) Poor Charlie Brown only if he lived in a world where happy mail was sent to him. I can't wait for my happy mail partners to receive their goodies.


YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I finally hit the 35 followers mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to another 80's lover!! no where near 100 or 500 but hey it counts to me! I need to think what kind of goodies I want to giveaway . I am thinking of making this a fun one--how about 2 different ones? That means double fun and more chances of winning!!! Now who doesn't like that? I am going to be in the search for some goodies and post this giveaway in a week( to give me time to look for some awesome goodies). Maybe some pretty nail polish--since we all love painting our nails--:D Makes me feel better when I have pretty nails --how about you? I will see what I can come up with.

remember to smile because its almost the weekend----:D hee hee xoxo--------gina
Jami---I miss you!! are you busy this weekend? Do you think we can scrap? I know you are super busy with your school work but you need a break--:D

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

thank goodness for Starbucks

If you have been to Starbucks lately, you may know they have a new flavor--DARK CHERRY MOCHA. Do you ever try the new flavors? I seem to stick with my same drink but last Thursday while out shopping for my happy mail partners, I took the plunge. Yes! me I took the plunge from drinking my same old same old to the most yummiest drink ever made. I don't care for chocolate covered cherries unless they are homemade or from the local candy store back home( again home made). This drink is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry and its like a party in your mouth. I say run there and try it asap!!!! well that is if you love chocolate and cherries!!! I had to have another today while at Target. I know I know I am totally addictied---:D ------- it will for sure put a smile on your face---x0x0 gina

pic--off of Starbucks website

thinking of having a little give away once I reach 35. So keep your little peepers open.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

being silly and being crafty

Just me being silly this weekend.
Did this today for Lindsay. What do you think? I love it and I can't wait to make one for my dd. I can't wait for Lindsay to see it.
Made this over the weekend for ????? ok its a little tease. it says all because 2 people fell in love--then i made two polaroid frames for them to add the pictures.
My dd wanted an ugly doll. Well i think its pretty cute and funny. Syd thinks its scary. What do you think? I guess its mine--:D

SOmething I was thinking about making for awhile. I found this idea on a website a while back but I can't find it (sorry no link) black cardstock and white cardstock to turn my tin into a camera ( still needs some finishing touches).

happy crafting and happy being silly ---remember to smile---xoxo gina

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Mail deserves a happy dance

1 owl card from Cat 2. Kitty card from Sasha 3. panda card from guess who--Lindsay ---- I love love all the cards. thanks so much~
I asked Katie if she would like to do a trade of atc's. Here is why I wanted one of her awesome atc's---me likey I wonder why? maybe it has to do with the Polaroid? thank you Katie. You can check out her blog--here. She has a lot of cute diy's projects--:D

I want to thank you all for making my day a little brighter. remember to smile xoxo gina

Thursday, March 11, 2010

game night and scrappy time

Pink Ninja's prompt

Prompt: My Favorite Things
Technique: retro, vintage, pre 90's----------my owls are the pre 90's item i did not do a pre 90's technique--:(
Pink Twist: fabric

I scrapped for a little with my bestie Jami. Thanks !!





over at the PinK Ninja's this is the newest challenge/prompt
Prompt: Priceless
Technique: Distress
Pink Twist: pink paint





Dave and Samuel--how cute are they?
Last night we had game night at Samuel's school. It was a lot of fun!! We played three games Chutes and Ladders, Sorry and then Operation. Each student left with Dominos and Samuel won Uno to take home.

What did you do yesterday? remember to smile ---gina

don't forget to stop by Jamie's for MS awareness week and maybe a chance to win prizes.