Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today, for some silly reason, I decided to do a search with my name at DST... I was shocked by the results. SO many LOs inspired by my “My Boy” page and template. The template had over 600 downloads.... I am in awe, have a look at the pages I found:

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vivien59-web AliviaAmberMarch2008web carol-copy DigiFairyDesejos mf_myboytemplate_tato_casaquinho

08_0323_Jace_web 0317 our_family1 lift-sprellen-web be-my-boys-web

080410 rozinka-a-zmrzlinka my-boys20 BlueEyedPrincess_show dina-love_resize

jelynns6thbdaycopy mf_myboytemplate believe_in_your_dreams_copy holly-canvasII snuggles3

SPArty Joy_gallery 131_kds_aprilcollabpaintdfl Primeiros_Meses sweet_copy2

carinhas_do_nick AnaAmorim_YouMakeMeLaugh myday 10things7 daddys-girl14
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I am so extremely honored and thankful. I just wanted to thank every and each one of you for creating those pages. I hope the memories you have recorded on those pages are cherished forever.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A closer look: Mini Wings Album

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Monday, May 26, 2008

New hybrid template: Wings album

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

a nice phone call

Mom called just now. Last week I called her and complained she never calls and she has no plans of visiting this year, so tonight she called. She said she loved me and we only talked about my family back in Brazil and me. She pointed out how she didn’t ask about the kids just before she hung up LOL We only talk about the boys when she calls, but not tonight. It felt good, I talked about the digital scrapbooking stuff and getting into LDD and SA Creative teams. She doesn’t quite understand how it all works but she says she loves the results anyway. She is praying for more good news for me. At the moment, bad things and good things are very balanced in my life. I am hoping to get less bad news so I can enjoy all the good stuff more. Most annoying thing at the moment is that my washing machine looks broken... and I didn’t do the washing on Wednesday which was the right day. So, I am in trouble to say the least ;)

Ok, onto scrapbooking, always better news when I am taking about scrapbooking LOL.

My new mini album is ready, can’t wait to share it with you! I am in love with it!!! Can't take my eyes off of it. Just going to wait until it is at the store so I can give out the link :) In the meantime, another sneak peek:

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

wings album - in progress

wings album in progress, originally uploaded by michellefilo.

just a sneak peek at what I am working on :)

Friday, May 23, 2008


Fridays are bad! I totally misbehave and I allow myself to misbehave. I get a bacon and egg roll at the cafe place downstairs at work. They are so cute. Georgie, the senior cook they have there, does a fresh one especially for me every time, even though they have rolls ready to serve. My excuse is that on Fridays they sell the bacon and egg roll cheap, and since I am not having it any other day of the week, I allow myself to indulge. I indulge and then I complain I am putting on weight. On... let's not go there. I am convinced I am putting on weight but my scale says otherwise. It sits there quietly at 70 kg, but my new pants are so tight. I want to go back to 65 kg... but I am just not willing to do what needs to be done, and that is, exercise.... I haven't exercised for over 4 years. Nothing other than walks with hubby and the kids from time to time. I should exercise, but... when? For lack of time, I have cut on all this stuff I enjoy doing, I am not going to cut more fun stuff off my life to go do something I don't want to. I won't say I don't enjoy exercise, I actually do, once I am into it, but it is soooo hard to get into it. It is like TV, I like TV, I LOVE some shows and I get so curious, but I am not into it right now, so I don't feel like wasting my time in front of the TV, exercise is the same... there are just so many excuses: time, weather, location convenience, what to do with the kids, blah blah blah... but I should do it!

What else...(I wrote the above in the morning, now it is late at night hehe) I got a lot done this week at work and I know I am a total geek to be excited for it LOL. Manage to work out a publication that has been in the works for a while and I just didn’t know how to put together. All sorted now, almost done!

Also had a busy day in preparation for our Amaroo Pre-School Sausage Sizzle tomorrow at Magnet Mart (me, giving out this info in hopes that someone in the area might read and turn up LOL) Sometime I wonder why I got into the Fundraising Committee, it is not like I have the spare time... but it is for a good cause!!!

Anyway, I can’t leave a post this long with no images so are some pictures of the boys the other day:

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Mateus is so funny trying to be "naughty" with his brother. It doesn't last long ;)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A closer look: Mini Train Album

Hi everyone, as promised, here is a closer look into my hybrid Mini Train Album.
Train album

Train album

Train album

Train album

It was a lot of fun putting it together and the boys love it. Actually, that is a problem, they love it too much LOL, and I don’t want them trying to poke the buttons out (like boys do), but so far it is still intact.

Complete Credits
Template by me.
Digital Oh Boy kit by Julia Makotinsky.
Digital Brushes by Julia Makotinsky.
Jack Font by Jackie Eckles.
Train album by Kaisercraft.
Ribons by Making Memories.
Chipboard stars by Bella.
Round shapes cut with the Sizzix.
Assorted buttons.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I am a Little Dreamer

Who would have thought? My humble name there, amongst my designer idols. I would never in a million years dream that, but yes, you can check out Little Dreamer Designs Shoppe and see my name there at the bottom of the list on the left hand corner. Looks like I can dream all I want LOL

Oh, but my intentions are not so high as to become a great designer of amazing kits, I’ll leave that to them (barring some creative adventures I might have). No, I really just want to help other digital scrappers take the plunge into hybrid. And help paper scrappers do things more easily. If I am of any help to just a couple of people, it will be mission accomplished :)

So, with no further blah blah blah, here is my first template:


And second ;)


A closer look into these projects to come!

Please stop by the shoppe when you can to check for future releases, I am working on them! Thanks Michelle Coleman for the opportunity and all the designers at LDD for the warm welcome! This WILL be fun!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

perfect quote...

...for right now!

"After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer."

William R. Alger

[and I will talk about the smiling sun when it is not the middle of the night ;)]

Monday, May 19, 2008

So sick

Just a terrible feeling on my stomach. I don’t know if it is stress and anxiety or just the antibiotics I am taking for the sinus infection. I just feel yuck... hope to be back soon...

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Have you seen the latest hybrid challenge at Little Dreamer Designs? Here on the blog?

I did a couple of monograms to give to my friend on her little girl’s first birthday. One for the birthday girl and one for her older sister, so she wouldn’t feel left out :) Have a look:

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The fun part in this project was playing with the embellishments. I added my usual overload of buttons (LOL can you tell I love buttons?). But I also cut up a piece of paper into a scalloped strip and then stapled ribbon on to it.... FUN!!!

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Lastly, I had to create a card to go with my pressie, obviously!

Lovely B-day card

Hope you are having a great week :)