Thursday, March 31, 2011

Relationship building moves like a turtle...

Hi everyone! Good morning! I know I said I wouldn't be crafting for awhile but! I was laying in bed last night and thought of all these cards that I need to make for myself. And while I was on vacation, my Pink by Design - Scripted Year Stamp Set arrived! I was dying to use it!

While we were in Cancun, Aeron proposed to Melissa on my birthday. I was happy to give her my thunder! It was about time! So I wanted to give her a congratulations card.

I thought this turtle would be perfect since it took Aeron 5 years to propose! "Relationship building moves like a turtle... SLOW & STEADY!"


Cricut: Turtle, Life's a Beach Cartridge
Cuttlebug: Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Stamp: Pink by Design - Scripted Year
Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Other: White Gel Pen

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hi everyone! I'm back! Cancun was so much fun. I was so busy at work today. Catching up on tons of e-mails!

Here are some pictures from Cancun! Hehe it's actually a lot of pictures

when we first arrived at the hotel

eating my birthday dinner at bubba gump


underground river


Mike & I

Me & a school of fish

and I got cut by a coral reef!

these iguanas are HUGE!

Aeron & Mike with the mayan

our very own avatar!

the mayans playing "fire hockey"

Selvatica Ziplining! This place is the best!

getting ready to go...


dune buggy! they let us drive without helmets! that would never happen in the U.S!

our birthday money Selvatica gave us!

The Mask!

awesome tacos and some beers... could life get any better?

I just love how blue the water is!

Mike swimming like a fish

Hotel restaurant with a view.

Party night!

they threw confettis everywhere!

Coco Bongo

look at how packed this place is! totally over the fire code... only in Mexico!

hola gato!

Just another day on the beach....

watch out for the seaweed monster though! RAWR!

Our last dinner...!

wasn't statisfied with dinner so we went across the street to Maragritaville for some gucamole!

last day... our ocean view room

in the lobby like a bunch of tourists!

Cancun was a lot of fun! I'm glad to be back home though... will be heading out to Santa Barbara on Saturday morning!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter... pails!

Hi Everyone!! I'm flying back from Cancun today. I probably won't craft for awhile. I'll be in Santa Barbara this weekend. Mike and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary.

This is my 100th post! Here is an old project. I made this last Easter for Nye and Mia.

Growing up a Buddist and in another country, I'm not too sure of the all the Easter traditions! I know it is big Christian/Catholic Holiday, as it is the day Jesus resurrected from the dead and that all the little kids get Easter basket with all kinds of goodies. Not sure what part the Easter Bunny plays...

I got the pails from Michaels for, of course, $1! The letters were cut with the Sesame Street Font Cricut Cartridge. I absolutely love the bubbled letters with the circles, squares, and triangle shapes! Inside the pail is just some goodies, a bag of cheetos, some chocolates, plastic eggs with more chocolate inside, a pack of thank you cards, idea pad, packing list, and Easter straws!

All of the items were purchased either at the $1 isle at Michaels or at the 99 Cents Only store.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Smiling Blue Hippo

I made this card real quick on last Tuesday night. I just love this blue hippo!

Cricut: Hippo, Create a Critter Cartridge
Cuttlebug: Animal Print Embossing Folder Set
Stamp: Paper Company 'Greetings' Clear Stamps
Embossing Powder: Stampendous – Midnight Black
Other: Marvy Heat Tool

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Make a Wish

It's suppose to be raining in Cancun today! But we still plan on being out and about. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Cricut: Cupcake, Doodle Charm Cartridge
Cuttlebug: D' Vine Swirl Embossing Folder & Forest Branches Embossing Folder
Stamp: $1 Studio G Stamp
Other: Silver Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Today we’re going ziplining! I’m afraid of heights so let’s see how this goes!

In an effort to use all the cartridges I own, I was able to use two cartridges in one card. I just love the Eiffel Tower. I hope I get to visit Paris, France some day. *hint hint Mike* I had to specify that it was Paris, France because knowing Mike, he’ll try to take me to the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas!

Cricut: Eiffel Tower – Destinations, Merci – Stamping Solutions Cartridge
Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots Embossing Folder and Argyle Embossing Folder
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water
Other: Black Sharpie and White Gel Pen

Merci de votre visite! (LOL thanks Google Translate!)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wish Big!

Hi Everyone!

Today we’re probably at an eco archaeological park -- snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins!

Here is another birthday card.

Cricut: Cake, Smiley Face Cards Cartridge
Stamp: My Creative Time Stamp Set - Wow So Many Candles and Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water
Other: Black Sharpie and White Gel Pen

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

25 years ago today, Audrey and Khin gave birth to their awesome daughter, Cynthia. Hehe. Happy Birthday to me! I am flying to Cancun today. I wanted my blog to still be updated while I’m on vacations. So, I’ve scheduled several posts! I know I don’t have a lot of readers, but I really appreciate the ones I do have. This card is dedicated to you!

I recently bought the Create a Critter Cartridge after I saw Wendy’s. It has a lot of cute animals. And again, can I tell you how much I love the newer Cricut Cartridges? The cuts are extremely easy to put together.

Cricut: Panda, Create a Critter Cartridge
Cuttlebug: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
Stamp: Paper Company 'Greetings' Clear Stamps
Embossing Powder: Stampendous – Midnight Black
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water
Other: Black Sharpie and Marvy Heat Tool

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

already on vacation mode

Hi Everyone! Today is my last day before I go on my vacation. I have tons of things to do at work.
I still have to finish all my homework assignments and quizzes for school tonight. AND worse! I have to take my actual test in Cancun because it's an online class and the test won't be available until Sunday.

Anyway, I wanted to do a quick post. I made this card a couple of weeks ago.

Cricut: Present, Celebrations Cartridge
Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday Embossing Folder & Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stamp: $1 Studio G Stamp
Other: White Gel Pen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My 25th Birthday Festivities

Hello Everyone! Good morning. Since I will be in Cancun this weekend, I had my birthday celebration with my friends this weekend. The plan was for us to go to dinner and go bowling after. But during the day, my friends planned a surprised birthday lunch for me!

It was so cute and they went through so much to get it together. And of course, when Mike was bringing me to Wendy's house, I was being difficult and wouldn't go in the house until I saw Helen's car down the street. lol.

the table set up was so cute. since I'm a Spring baby, they did a Spring Theme.

Yummy yogurt parfait

Jam that Helen made herself



Wendy went put her Imagine to work for the centerpiece. It said "Happy Birthday Cynn" across the table

My birthday present from Helen, MMai, TMai, & Sally.

Wondering why I'm holding a hubcap? lol Rony and I take the same Freeway to work. He always sees me on the Freeway and noticed that one of my hubcaps were missing from my car! Who knew plastic hubcaps from Toyota costs like $90 for each one?! Ridiculous right? Rony found one for me at the junk yard.

The first card Wendy ever made! She made cut everything by except the scalloped Circle with the Imagine. Mike forgot to take a picture of the inside, but inside was a pop up card! A birthday cake WITH candles pops out when you open it. It was SUPER cute!

Helen, MMai, TMai, & Sally got me a waterproof camera to use in Cancun! Canon D10. I'm excited to use it!

Wendy got me some hot rollers for my hair, which I was opening. She also got me some false eyelashes, a bikini set, some awesome CD cases from IKEA to keep my Cuttlebug folders and Clear Stamps that I store in CD Cases.

my delicious BLUE VELVET cake! It's from this bakery called Milk on Beverly Blvd in LA. I LOVEE THE CAKE!

making a wish and blowing the candle

pretending to cut the cake for the picture... Helen really did all the cutting.

Slice of the Blue Velvet and chocolate dipped strawberries Thao made.

My AWESOME friends! Sally... who was sick, was still a trooper and still showed up, Mmai, Wendy, Helen and Thao... who was afraid of radiation poisoning and almost didn't show up!