Thursday, September 30, 2010

Music Thursday: The Birthday List...

If you're like me then you love music and love creating playlists that have some kind of meaning or significance. So, yesterday I had this wonderful idea to compile a list of all the #1 pop hits of August 12th for every year beginning on the year of my birth, 1981, and ending this year. Here is the list:

Aug. 12, 1981: Jessie’s Girl- Rick Springfield
Aug. 12, 1982: Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
Aug. 12, 1983: Every Breath You Take- The Police
Aug. 12, 1984: Ghostbusters- Ray Parker, Jr.
Aug. 12, 1985: Shout- Tears for Fears
Aug. 12, 1986: Glory of Love- Peter Cetera
Aug. 12, 1987: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For- U2
Aug. 12, 1988: Roll With It- Steve Winwood
Aug. 12, 1989: Right Here Waiting- Richard Marx
Aug. 12, 1990: Vision of Love- Mariah Carey
Aug. 12, 1991: (Everything I Do)I Do It For You- Bryan Adams
Aug. 12, 1992: This Used to Be My Playground- Madonna
Aug. 12, 1993: I Can’t Help Falling In Love- UB40
Aug. 12, 1994: Stay- Lisa Loeb
Aug. 12, 1995: Waterfalls- TLC
Aug. 12, 1996: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)- Los Del Rio
Aug. 12, 1997: I’ll Be Missing You- Puff Daddy/Faith Evans/ 112
Aug. 12, 1998: The Boy is Mine- Brandy and Monica
Aug. 12, 1999: Genie in a Bottle- Christina Aguilera
Aug. 12, 2000: Incomplete- Sisqo
Aug. 12, 2001: Bootyliscious- Destiny’s Child
Aug. 12, 2002: Hot in Herre- Nelly
Aug. 12, 2003: Crazy In Love- Beyonce ft. Jay-Z
Aug. 12, 2004: Slow Motion- Juvenile ft. Soulja Slim
Aug. 12, 2005: We Belong Together- Mariah Crey
Aug. 12, 2006: Promiscuous- Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland
Aug. 12, 2007: Big Girls Don’t Cry- Fergie
Aug. 12, 2008: Leavin’- Jesse McCartney
Aug. 12, 2009: Waking Up in Vegas- Katy Perry
Aug. 12, 2010: Love the Way You Lie- Eminem and Rihanna

So, those of you born on August 12th between those years can use this list to make your own! I think compiling a list for good friends and family makes a great birthday gift! What do you think?


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Tutorials: Making a hand-made fall themed postcard...

I adore autumn! It's my favorite season. So when I heard about the fall themed postcard swap I was all over it! The task was to create a handmade postcard with an autumn theme and I thought I would share how I made mine with you. So here we go!

You will need the following:

  • Mat stack of your choice (I used the 'Once Upon a Time' mat stack from Die Cuts with a View)
  • Brown Crayola Marker, basic colors collection
  • Autumn Leaf stickers (for texture and relief)
  • Autumn themed stickers
For some card making inspiration I used the following magazine:

Card Maker magazine...

And here are the steps:

  1. Make a rough sketch of how you want your postcard to look, I drew it in my notebook.
  2. Choose your card stock mat according to your theme, I really liked the light backdrop this particular mat created for the embellishments I used.
  3. Choose your stickers according to the theme you've decided to use (I used these photo stickers my father had given me as a gift).
  4. Begin placing your leaf accent stickers where you have sketched them on your mat.

     5.  Choose something to write, a message according to your theme (I used a simple message from the 
          Card Maker magazine).
     6.  Place embellishment stickers on mat according to your layout.
     7.  Continue to embellish postcard and write message you chose to use on there as well using a brown
          Marker or another autumnal color.
     8.  Finish placing embellishments and write personal message on the opposite side of your postcard.

And here you have the finished product:

Enjoy! Cheers!

***Note***: In my second steps collage a few photos were labeled incorrectly, sorry for the inconvenience but you get the general idea! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Days in Cheney....

I just finished posting to my newest Spanish language blog, El recetario de Nadia, and decided to do a little blog surfing and found another blog from a fellow Washingtonian called Fresh Fruit. I love the images on there and think you should really check Becca's photography out. I love blog surfing because I always end up finding something interesting and there is one blog I found a while back that I love and want to share with you: A Day in the Country. The blogger is the owner of an organic blueberry farm called Missing Goat and I really want to visit the farm one of these days! So, if anyone wants to join me on a trip to South Surrey in the future by all means let me know!

Well, other than those wonderful links I want to share with you this photo I found on facebook, author unknown:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Conscious Shopping Wednesday: My new local loves...

I love to shop locally as most of you know so today when I went out for a walk I went to good old Ben Franklin and bought a couple of things for a postcard exchange I am going to participate in. The host is the Wonderful World of Postcards group on facebook. I bought some really great embellishments and a mat stack that will be the perfect size. For some inspiration I got some magazines and am super happy to get started!

I've been shopping here and made a few purchases at our local grocery store and have stayed pretty local of late. Made some cookies yesterday as well! More to come later...


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