Monday, January 30, 2017


Hi Friends! Can I start by saying that it's been a while since my last blog post? After a long vacation away, this little blog is going to have a comeback. Yay! A new look? Yes. A new topic. Yes and no. Still crafty? Yes. Long gone are my days eating and breathing everything scrapbook related and talking about silly sparkly vampires but my love of creating is still there. That never and will never ever go away. I still love the idea of scrapbooking and creating art. Putting ideas and memories on paper with pictures. Creating keepsakes and using paint, embellishments and stickers to make masterpieces. It will always be a part of me that love. I met alot of really great people throughout those scrapbooking years and still communicate with them daily. But Honestly, truly, I just don't put the time in to it that is required to do it and to do it well. My poor 4 year old might never have the scrapbook his big brother did or a published scrapbook page about him in a magazine like his sister did. My only saving grace is my Instagram account full of great memories to look back on, because you know I still don't print all my photos. Some things never change. I think I'll revisit it from time to time though. My daughter Aubrielle really wants to start scrapbooking and I plan on having some crafty nights with her soon.

The move for my blogging in the future will lean more towards lifestyle, fashion and home decor. The content on my Instagram is very similar right now. I share pretty things I enjoy, fashion, makeup, fun ways to display home and holiday decor, home decor buys from my favorite places like HomeGoods and Target, playing along with other Instragrammer's fun decor hashtags, great food and local places to visit, decorating and planning parties for 3 kids. It might even have a feature where I show you how I'll make a house into a home. I'd take you along on the journey...through DIY's, shop with me's and decor ideas. It will be fun. Join me, yeah?

If anyone that read my blog before or maybe might be visiting for the first time, I welcome you to Sincerely, Christina XOXO.

New Blog Posts Coming Soon- open to collaborations as well.

Check back and watch out for announcements on my Instagram!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sewing Pretty

Sewing on layouts is something I have always admired and loved the look and feel of.  I adore the texture and dimention it gives to my pages.  Truth be told, I never really used it because I was quite lazy. It just never happened.   I've had one for years though.  Sewing clothes (not really like on PR! Ha!) and Halloween costumes.  Just never pulled it out until recently to use with scrapbooking.  I guess the key thing for me, is just basically keep threaded with white thread, near my workspace, plugged in and I'll use it!  

For this layout I simply freehand cut strips of roughly 2" inch paper.  Fed them through the sewing machine and made a sort of paper strip garland.  Then I sewed it on the layout itself. 

I also used some crepe paper and gathered it as I was sewing to create a ruffled effect.  Layered two pieces and simply used my ATC gun to adhere it to the paper.

I absolutely love this look!  The color combination is lovely as well. I also used a vintage piece of paper torn out of a French children's book.  My daughter is holding cotton candy that we got from the wharf in the photograph and I knew this cotton candy diecut from Crate Papers The Pier collection would be perfect for it!  Too too perfect!  How adorbs are The Pier's pinwheel embellishments?  It adds to the whole whimsical feel of the layout.  Those pinwheels are so darling.  I love the gold touch it has in the center.  A little gold and glitter on anything these days is on point!

My sewing machine is most def going to be used more often!  Hopefully this inspired you to pull that machine out and sew!  Let me know if you do! I'd love to see what you create!  Have fun with it!

Next on my list is GELATOS and using  paste over stencils on layouts to create even more dimention!  I feel a Michael's trip coming on! 

Have a great weekend!  


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Padilla's Movie Weekend

Hope you all had a fun Memorial Day weekend!  I had 4 days off in a row.  That was A-Maze.  I appreciated and loved every minute away from work.  I was close to having a Calgon moment on days leading to my mini vacay, so it was well needed and deserved. 


We took the littles and my Mom to see EPIC this weekend.  It was really nice, colors and imagery was amazing.  it was funny and adventurous with  battle scenes for the boys and fairy/princess vibe for the girls.  We also went to see Hangover 3.  It wasn’t as great as the first installment that introduced us to the Wolf Pack but it was entertaining.  If you plan to watch it, make sure you stick around until about halfway through the credits.  They have an ending that is quite hilar.  Let’s just say the poor Dentist has another um, mishap.  I also wanted to go see The Fast and The Furious part 48, I know it’s 6 but it seems like more, ha!  We didn’t get that last movie in and plus watching 3 movies on the weekend is a bit much!  

I bring my own snacks! I knows you do too! Ha!
Babies at the movies is not the best idea but ya gotta do what you gotta do!

So i mentioned on my last post that i was anxiously awaiting scrapbook related news.  Unfortch, nothing came of it.  So on to the next!  It was actually for a DT position.  I would love to do the whole DT gig again, so if you know of any or are looking for a guest, look no further!   

Speaking of scrappy news, my good friend and fellow Scrapjacked member, Marie Ramirez is now on the Glitz Design Team!  How amazing is that?  She produces some fantastic pages and they are so very lucky to have her!  Yay Marie!  She is gonna rock that DT gig!  Looking forward to seeing her projects using their beautiful product.