Monday, December 31, 2012

My First Card for 2013 Happy New Year to all my Pals!!

My NEW card made with my NEW Ella In The Garden Digi

 Wishing you all a VERY Happy New Yare Everyone!!!! XOXO

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas from ME To YOU! ...My Gift to you!

Merry Christmas to all my friends....XO

I want to thank all my Friends, Fans and Followers for may 20012 such a GREAT year...I was so lucky to meet so many wonderful girls that I now call true friends...You have made my life brighter.....I look forward to getting to know you all much better in 2013...

I wish you all a Blessed & Safe Holiday ..Filled with love, laughter and joy!

Here is my gift to you....XoXo Happy Crafting!

To my new friends...I would LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD PLEASE follow my blog and leave a comment...and PLEASE LIKE OR FRIEND ME... on my Facebook Page so we can be friends here:

Then have FUN crafting with your Digi "Sweet Geek Book Nerd" From my "Big Eyed Bigh Head Bestie"...XOXO

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Guest Blogger Ema Martinez

Saturday, December 22, 2012



Guest Blogger Ema Martinez from


Fifi and Bubbles

I was gonna post this tomorrow and give you my wonderful news ... well ... wonderful to me ... but I am posting a little early because I received a digital stamp I have to show you! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it! I also knew right away what colors I was going to use because when you see it you will realize... the ONLY colors I could use are pink and blue! I love how it came out!

The stamp is called Fifi and Bubbles and is from Scrapbook Stamp Society. I used GCD Studios Petit Blossoms - Homespun Chic by Melody Ross (scroll down to the bottom of the page). I knew I would have to use this pretty floral as the background paper just from seeing the tiny flowers on the image. Thankfully... I had been hoarding the paper for just such an occasion ... I kid you not ... what? Did you think I was hoarding it only because it was pretty paper and I just didn't want to use it? Ha! Right! ;) The ribbon is from Michael's and the button is from the collection of buttons I inherited from my mom back in the late 1980s. I was but a mere child... really ... Mere. Child. ;) I used my Copics I currently possess and this is the first time I had this irrational thought... I wish I had more! I wanted the colors on her to be softer and these were the softest shades I have... I still like how she came out though. I used my reliable Crystal Snow from Stampendous on the bubbles to make them glisten... and My Paper World Paper Pen by Viva Decor in opal for the beads on the poodles bow and a couple of itty, bitty rhinestones from Michael's for the required bling on the poodle's collar... REQUIRED. Bling. :) Here is the card...

Isn't it adorable?!? Below I'm showing you a close up of the beads on the poodles bow. I love the look I achieved...

Now to tell you my wonderful news! Maybe you've noticed I am posting more and more images from Scrapbook Stamp Society (SSS). Well... you know that white on white challenge I had to redo because I used the wrong stamp... SSS was hosting the challenge... they came to my blog to see the card and discovered I used the wrong stamp! They informed me of the my little goof and I went to fix it immediately... in the mean time... they saw what I had going on and OBVIOUSLY... recognize great talent when they see it! ;) lol I was asked to be part of their Design Team! I was so excited about the invitation. I had to give it some serious thought. So I did... for about five seconds! Yes! Five seconds... that's all it took! First... have you seen their stamps? There's so many of them that are wicked cute! Second... they recognize awesome talent! ;) OK, well the first time it was great and the second time it was awesome but how far apart are those two words in the dictionary... other than five letters in between... they are practically the same definition! ;) lol It is in my dictionary! :)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are as thrilled as I am to learn of my new "promotion" in crafting world. :) Ema......

My Copic Digi Girl!!!

A Card I made with my Copic girl Digi Stamp ...Find her Here:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We are Playing the NAME GAME!!!! Play to Enter To WIN!

Hi Girls, I HAVE A NEW NAME GAME Digi for you..!!! And she need names..:-)

Here is a NEW Digi we are PLAYING THE NAME GAME with!!!


1) Give her a Name

2) SHARE THIS POST to WIN her...You can Post too on my FB Wall @

This little girl is a "Big Eyed Bestie" and she needs a name....

Leave your suggestions below or on FB @ and the one I pick WINS
this NEW Digi!!!!! (NOTE: THIS IS ONE of the NEW BESTIES Big Head Dolls Line)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NEW Fun Crafty Things!

Hi Everyone, I am so happy to share with you some NEW Crafty products I have from Scrapbook Stamp Society...They have NEW Printable Download FUN Crafty products and images.....Here is a link to the Etsy Store : and you can find them at:  Have FUN ...Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A THANK you for your friendship!!!

A THANK you for your friendship!!! Because I have the BEST FB and Blog friends and you are all so wonderful and sweet to me...You have all given me so much as my pals so I want to give you a FREE digi for December!!!

Hi Friends,
I have a FREE Digi for you today...I would LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD PLEASE follow my blog and leave a comment...and PLEASE LIKE  OR FRIEND ME... on my Facebook Page here:
Then have FUN crafting with your Digi "Brooksie Book Nerd" From my "Big Eyed Sweet Geeks"...XOXO

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Something Warm ~Yummy and A Little Sweet For You!


This is a Yummy Simple Soup....

Here is what you will need:

2 ~ Tablespoons Virgin Olive Oil
2 ~ Large Cans Organic Chicken Broth ~ Low Salt.
4 ~ Cups Filtered Water
2 ~ Turkey Breasts Fully Cooked and chopped into bite size pieces.
1 ~ Cup Dried White Beans( or fresh from your garden)
4 ~ Stalks chopped celery
4 ~ Large Carrots chopped
1 ~ Large White Onion chopped
1 ~ Teaspoon White Pepper
1 ~ Teaspoon Salt
2 ~ Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary (Chopped)

Top with Fresh Basal & Parmesan Cheese

I a large pot, caramelize your Onions, Celery and Carrots till tender about 5 Minutes.

Add your Chopped Turkey , Broth and Water.
Rinse White Beans and add to pot.
Add Rosemary, Salt and Pepper.

Let simmer on med heat for about 1 1/2 hours or until your beans are tender.

Server and top with ~ Fresh Basal & Parmesan Cheese and a loaf of HOT Bread.

Now for something SWEET!

Super Simple ~ My Banana Blue Berry Pudding.

I start with the simple Vanilla Pudding recipe.

Then I began to layer:

First in the bottom of the glass I put: Vanilla Pudding,
 then a layer of homemade whip cream,
 then a layer of Nella Wafflers and
then a layer of Banana's and Blue Berries...
Then I do the same thing all over again till I get to the top... Top with Whip Cream and a Blue Berry and Lemon Wedge for garnish.
Refrigerate till dinner time.

Hope you Like it ...Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Play the NAME GAME to enter to WIN This DIGI!

Hi Girls, I have a NEW Digi for you ...Here is a NEW Digi we are PLAYING THE NAME GAME with!!! WIN THIS DIGI!!!! 1)Give her a Name 2) SHARE THIS POST on your facebook pace if you have one... This little girl needs a name....Leave your suggestions below and the one I pick WINS this NEW Digi!!!!! (NOTE: THIS IS ONE of the NEW BESTIES Big Head Dolls)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just Because ...You are the BEST Here is a FREEBIE!

Because I have the BEST FB and Blog friends and you are all so wonderful and sweet to me...I want to give you a FREE digi for November!!!

This give away is over  and you can get her here now:

Here is a card Rose Andrew make with this little girls...Thank you Rose...XO

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Day Of Thanks ! Our Thanksgiving Mini Vacation!

Wishing all friends many blessings!!!!....

I count my blessing everyday!...I always try to live my life in gratitude and thankfulness everyday single moment, even in the hard times that we all face... I am so thankful for so many things, I want to share a few of them with you...

First Family and Faith being the things I am always most thankful for....For all the  Blessing the Lord sheds on us...I am thankful for Family each and everyone....And for our friends both near and far....I am so thankful!

We had a wonderful much needed little Thanksgiving get away at the Mission Inn & Spa in Riverside Ca. ......Here are some photos I want to share with you....

I hope your day was filled with Love, laughter, joy and many blessings.

The two men that hold my heart in their hands....
With our wonderful son in law....(and so handsome too!)
Our beautiful daughter....
My wonderful husband...I am so thankful!

I Love all the birds everywhere at the Mission....

Yes, it's clear...All I wanted was dessert  (wink)

I am thankful for chocolate EVERY day :-)

Today and everyay I am so thankful and count my blessings.... Thank you for sharing my day my friend....