Friday, December 4, 2009


The time has come...(insert Law and Order sound) time for finals!!!!
Wish me luck!
Pray for me!
I better hit the books...bah-bye!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Thanksgiving is upon us, I have SO many things to be thankful for...

I would go into a LONG list of things that I'm thankful for, but I am just going to sum it ALL up and say that... I am simply thankful for being right here,right now and everything in my life! God is good and Life is a blessing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The home stretch

I'm working on the last 4 weeks of the fall semester...It has not been easy, especially when life happens...and despite that, I have loved every minute of school and I'm looking forward to ending the semester with good grades...I hope...correction...I will!



Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Truth

Broken But Not Damaged...

Like the magnificent butterfly that continues to fly, despite its broken wing...

I carry on with my own personal journey...strong in faith and determination...

Broken...perhaps...but NOT damaged...

Broken pieces can be put back together...and be stronger...

Piece by piece and step by step...God heals.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Seuss

Sunday, November 1, 2009

So Thankful!

Thankful...WOW, what a way to begin the month of November! With so many things going in different directions in my personal life, I am so glad to see that other things are right where they need to be!

Busy, busy is how I 've been, in the middle of a super "Fall Cleaning" project, that I can't hardly wait to complete.

Ms.K and I have been working on reading skills...and...she rocks!

The other day, I created a couple of cards and it felt good to be back in my studio... Mojo is definitely back!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today...Inspired by the 50's.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Like every year, we made the traditional trip to the near by church to pick some pumpkins. It is always SO much fun to see Ms.K run around trying to find the perfect pumpking, this year...5 little mini pumpkins, her choice, she said: "I don't want to cut them open, just want to draw little faces on them". She left happy and proud with her choice.

Happy Fall!


Monday, October 26, 2009


Oh, yes...I know God winked at me today!

Friday, October 23, 2009


On 10/21 I celebrated my second 18th brithday. it started on Facebook and my page getting flooded with birthday wishes from friends and family. Then my little one sang the birthday song, which made my entire day!!! The day continued with me having to go to school to do some homework, which after hours of work ended in a grade of 95/100! The rest of the day was nice and relaxing, I received calls from very special people, including my mom. I'm SO thankful for making it another year and know that with the grace of the Lord the coming one is to be an awesome one!

Live * Love * Laugh

God is Good!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Good Bye September

My gosh! Where did September go? Time is flying by SO fast.
Remember that light I was hoping to see at the end of the tunnel? Well, it's getting brighter...
Yep, finally seeing some progress with my school work.

And need to mention that I'm loving this Fall weather! I'm a Fall baby and this season is one of my favorite times of the it, love it!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lock up!

It all begins today at 7:30pm...My church is having a LOCK UP and I'm part of the Team of adults that will be there...It is bound to be quite an experience for the Youth, but I'm going to include myself...this is my very first one and I couldn't be more excited...The Lord has plans...I'm glad to be part of this one.

All is good, all is well and life is sweet!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I think I can, I think I can...

"I think I can..." has now trun into "I know I can, I know I can..." I might be loosing a bit of sleep over this, but it's all worth it. What am I talking about? Schoolwork...and the satisfaction it will bring once its cought up...I see the reach the light...Ha!

Monday, September 21, 2009


When you least expect it...a new door opens, with a rainbow...I see it right at the end of the hallway... just hope to reach it in time before it closes. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, walking as fast as I can, praying that it will still be open when I get there.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just a thought

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
Life is way too short...
Treasure the little things.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Almost to the top...

Well, as you already know from previous posts, lots has taken place. It's been quite the walk up the hill...but it's been worth every step!

Slowly but surely things are falling into place for me and that in itself is simply amazing!
One thing that has not changed is the love I feel from the Lord and oh, the special blessings that he's brought into my life for which I'm so very thankful.

Falling behind in school has not been any fun because it has surely had some side effects, which have prevented me from spending time in other areas of my life that very much deserve attention. Luckly, this is temporary and soon all my schoolwork will be caught up and life will have a more "normal" feeling.

Life is good, God is awesome and I'm ready!


Monday, September 14, 2009


On September 7th, 2009 Papaw Green went to be with the Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who new him and those who we only new him for a short time but were touched by his kind-hearted spirit and love.

Until we meet again.


K and A

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Things are looking good. I love school, still overwhelmed with the homework load...and working on (just took a break). Ms.K is loving school as well. Life is just looking better and better...God is good.

August 15 2009.

Good things DO come to those who wait! It is law.


Thursday, August 20, 2009


Here I am, thinking about everything that finally took place this summer and past year for that matter.

It was a great summer, with some great events and other not so much worth mentioning. Kelly and I spent time with the Mom's Playdate group and met some fantastic families, the Summer's Cool playdates with our church were also great and fun, I grew closer to my church friends and found true joy in the Lord and his unconditional love.

On the other hand, I went back to school...hehehe...I'm a college girl now. Hmmm, I'm in my mid thirties...I wonder if I could still behave like a young college and all that good stuff....NAHHH! I didn't then, so I'm not going to start now. Besides, I have an example to set for my little 5 year old who is just thrilled to know that Mommy, just like her, is going to school!

Little Ms.K starts Kindergarten next week, and she couldn't be more excited! She is SO READY, she can hardly wait. We met her teacher at the end of this past school year when we went to vist her new school and we just didn't know that she would end up in that class...which just made it even more fun for her.

Big, big and good changes have taken place, like I said earlier. I'm thankful for all the support that I've received from family, friends and my church family. God bless you all and know that I will forever be thankful for your kindness.

With that said, I'm currently 100% dedicated to getting used to my new schedule, manking some changes and adjustments...time management is a major priority. Lets see... Housework, 2 schools, tons of homework, will all fall into place, I pray...or the day will just have to have a few extra hours added. "...and the crowd goes wild!" Ok, let me hear you say "Yay!"....Anybody?

I miss being in my scrapbroom, whipping up some cards and pages for my a few weeks when all the madness settles into a routine. I'll come back and share.

Until then, be good, be crafty and smile!

Ana Bananan

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Still Around

Well, I'm still around -guess I've been saying that...a's just that I like to take my time...I LOVE a great COMEBACK...and I feel the "mojo-mojo" close ...the studio is calling me...So many projects...can hardly wait to start!

"I'll be back!" ~Arnold S.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Update II

Oh, Mojo Mojo...where art thou?

Goodness...I hope it comes back soon...I miss being creative...but this is just ridiculous!


Sunday, June 14, 2009


Still taking care of some personal stuff. I'm still reading posts and emails. If you have any special requests just drop me a line.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No More...

"I will remember their sins no more."

Hebrews 8:12, RSV


Up again

Oh, the journey of life... not very easy at times... lately that's the way it's been... I keep falling over and over, yet every time I get back on my feet, I'm faith, in love, more myself.

When you're hungry... eat the cake of life one slice at the time.
When you're thirsty... overflow your cup with God's love.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Good Bye Friend

An amazing man has gone to be with the Lord...way too soon.
One of the most inspiring men I've ever known.
A loved father, husband and friend.
With all respect and deepest sympathy to:
Cheryl,Jordan,Briana and Alyssa.
Rest in Peace Pablo Salcido.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Timeless Custom Card

Just wanted to share this custom card that I created for a friend's wife.

Friday, May 15, 2009


When life gives you lemons...
Make lemonade!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oldies from 12x12 to 8.5x11-2

Here's a couple more of those pages that started as 12x12 and are now 8.5x11. I'm really enjoying the change and the process of making them into smaller pages.

PS: These were not recently done...I have not had any time to scrap my own pages.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Old pages from 12x12 to 8.5x11 -1

This is by far one of my favorite pages. It was originally made as a 12x12 page/layout, however, 8.5x11 has always been my favorite size, so I decided to redo some of my favorite pages in my favorite size, this layout is the first of the collection.

Miss K was 11 months old, every time I'd say "I love You" she would stick out her tongue and smile and that is why this page is titled "I Love You, her way"

I like the focus to be on the pictures and allow them to say part of the story...the rest is in the journaling, which is nicely tucked behind the top picture. While I love to share my scrapbooks with family and friends, the journaling is for her and that is why most of the time my journaling is hidden. To view this page in its original design, visit my gallery
go to albums then click on the 12x12 tab. Enjoy.

Be Scrappy!

Ladybug Eggs #2

Remember those ladybug eggs? Well, here is a picture of them.
There had to be at least 30+ tiny eggs. Unfortunately, they got eaten by the ever hungry ladybugs...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Awanas Day

Crazy Hair Day at Awanas.
For this fun day Miss K. came up with the idea of having LOTS of ponytails on her head..."Now that's crazy!" she said.
So, after church we went looking for those tiny rubber bands and we found them at the Dollar store.
And here you have the result. She was pleased and I was glad that she was patient enough to sit still, long enough to get these done.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy 1st of May!

Wow, May is here! I hope that everyone has a blessed month.

A little update on the ladybugs...the eggs were eaten. I didn't think on letting go of the ladybugs after the eggs were laid and ...well, the bugs did what they do...they eat them. I felt so bad in breaking this sad news to my little one. So, we a male and female and we are waiting to see the next set of tiny orange eggs any moment

My little one has a double ear infection that had kept her up for a couple of nights, now we are taking care of that. She hates the taste of the medicine but likes the tickles she gets after she takes it. Hey, it works.

Today is out to run more errands, and back to working on more cards and a few pages. I'm getting a lot of things in order and might have a few surprises up my sleeve at Ana's Cards...stay tunned.

Life's Short...Scrapbook.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ladybug Eggs!

Today, after dropping some mail at the Post Office, my daughter and I were walking back to our car when Ms.K spotted...a ladybug! We love ladybugs, so we stopped to take a peek and found a bush covered with the little bugs. After playing with them for a few minutes, we decided that we wanted to take some to our garden and to do that we needed our bug house. We went home to get it and spent about 10 minutes catching bugs. Somehow, we managed to get a male and a female ladybug, who later in the day became the proud parents to about 20+ ladybug eggs! Oh, it was amazing. I picked up the bug cage to check on the little guys and found a ladybug laying eggs! Needles to say, Ms.K is looking forward to watching these little bugs hatch. After some research, we found the best practices on taking care of our new pet ladybugs and their eggs...We will keep you posted.

The picture above is not of our ladybug eggs -the one I took was not very good, yet I'll still posted later with an update- Enjoy.

Friday, April 24, 2009


I haven't posted in a while's time for bullet points.

*been working on custom orders.
*been cleaning out the should see junk I found!
*been working on some NEW cards. Will post soon.
*getting used to my hubby not being around.
*been keeping the little one busy because she misses daddy.
*visited some friends in Shelby, NC.
*been fighting a bad case of laryngitis.
*been looking at schools for Ms.K

Needless to say, it's been busy around here...going through a lot of adjustments and getting a feel for the new change. It is all good. I'm praying that this will all finally come together and I can, once again, get in the groove of things...for good.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Page Sets

This week... Premade Page Mats to help complete a page in a flash.
Also, known as Page Starter Set or Photo Mats Set. Any way you call them, these sets are ideal for the busy scrapper. With enough mats to complete 1-12x12 page/layout or 2-8.5x11 pages/layouts. I luv'em.
To view more pictures of these sets go to Ana's Cards.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pre-made Page Sets or Page Starter Set

Have you ever wondered how you could get some of those precious pictures of your last family event scrapped fast? So did I... and that's where these handy pre-made photo mats come in.
The set in the picture for example, has enough pieces to complete one 12x12 page. However, if you scrapbook in a smaller size like me, then you could use the title and a couple of the mats to make one page or two. Either way, these premade sets are a time saver, which can be helpful when you have several pages to make. I personally love'em. A couple of weeks ago, I made several of these page starter sets and only until now had the chance to list a couple to my eBay store In the next days you can stop by and check out the other sets that will soon be listed. I'm in the middle of a custom page order, so listing these other sets will go slowly but surely.

Have a terrific day!


Saturday, March 28, 2009

With the Lord...

Donna P.

You will be greatly missed.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Easter is Almost Here

Yes, Easter is almost here and it's not too late to get some adorable cards to send to your friends and family...How cute is this card? Very! And if you'd like to see the other cards that I've just listed,feel free to stop by AnasCards.Com . I have put some in a 3 day auction, which will give enough time for these cuties to get to their destination. These are the last Easter cards that will be going to my eBay store and auctions.

If you live in Waynesville, NC and would like to purchase cards directly from "Moi" (Me) and save on the shipping and other fees, send me an email at



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tween Dora?

What do you think of this? A tween Dora the Explorer? A new Dora with new friends because none of the other characters made the transition. I have read parents having mixed feelings on this new Dora -Who is NOT replacing the Dora we all know- that will be targeted to the next age group - 5 to 10 year olds- a lot of parents do not like the way she is dressed..."too grown up" "too sexy" are among the comments that have been made. Well, in a way it makes sense to have your child's favorite character grow up with them. From a marketing point of view, this is absolutely a genius idea. My daughter loves Dora and has learned a lot from the show. I think she'll like this new grown up Dora and might help her understand how she is too growing up. I understand that they have a line of Dolls and other interactive toys lined up with the big reveal. But, what do you think?

Monday, March 23, 2009

1st Park Visit...

Yesterday was such a beautiful day that after a nice work out, the 3 of us headed over to the park for some fun! This was our first park visit of the Spring. Miss Kelly had a blast, she made new friends and almost refused to leave when it came time to leave...only ONE thing made her change her mind...Sunday is Awana day and she would not miss THAT for the world!

Kelly earned her Cubbies Vest, book and bag yesterday and we could not be more proud of her...She leaned the verses required in only a couple of days after she started attending Awana and had been waiting for this moment for two weeks. We love you Kelly!

It was a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Sewn Cards

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of sewn cards that I made yesterday with some Hello Kitty stickers. These two have already been listed as auctions on eBay and they will not be duplicated. If anybody would like one I could always create something similar. I've had SO much fun creating cards using my new sewing machine that I literally have a pile of cards going...I'll list them as they get completed. Each card has taken a life of it's own with the embellishments, greetings and other special touches that make each card simply unique. I love making cards!

Some of the other cards that I made yesterday will go to my eBay store and others to local shops. It will most likely take me a couple of days to list the other cards, since I have a awesome computer with the speed of a snail -it gets the job done and I'm thankful for that-. Also, I did not forget about my studio spring cleaning and the goodies that I'll be listing to keep my ever-growing stash of scrapbooking/stamoing stuff...With the nasty bug that we've been fighting here at home, it all got postponed and slowly I'm trying to get back in to the groove of things. So, just stay tunned, I'll keep you all posted.

Thank You!
Have a blessed and fantastic day!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend + New Tool

I had a fantastic blessed and happy weekend! Add to this the excitement of a new tool...a sewing machine! It didn't start all that well, since the first one broke and had to take it back to the store. Well, I have not been able to stop using it since I got it out of the box! It has been SO much fun, I don't want to stop...and the new ideas for projects just keep popping in my head! As soon as I can, I will post pictures and a product review.

Gotta run, I hear a sewing maching calling me!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Food For Thought #1

"Try to treat PEOPLE the way you want God to treat you."

-Max Lucado.

That's it. This is my food for thought for the day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ana's Cards


Now that the store's name is the same as my seller LinkID...the domain name is now up and running again...I feel a lot better! So, if you'd like to check my little store is the best way to get there.

I'm feeling much better and that means that soon I'll be listing new creations to the store. Also, I am feeling Spring...and that means...Spring Cleaning! Yep, I've been going through my rubber stamps, paper and other goodies and I'll be listing those some great lots.

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New name for my eBay Store


I would like to make the announcement that Ana's Handmade Cards is now Ana's Cards and will continue to be for my eBay store Ana's Cards (since the change is recent it might take it a day or so to do its thing) Also, note that will now go to my eBay store. My seller ID is still the same anascards .To visit my blog you will now have to use the domain given by blogger which is if you have any problems with the new addys, feel free to drop me a line.

PS: I am still coughing like crazy, I've lost my voice, but feeling better by the day.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Still sick!

Well, I am SICK of being sick! Kelly and I are still under the weather, with Kelly being the worst of the two. My body and head no longer ache, I just wish the cough would just go away, it leaves me feeling so weak every time...

I did, however manage to create a few things today. I'll try to have them up tonight.

Emotionally...I gave my load to the Lord...because I can't do it by myself.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Latest Pages


These are some pages that I've completed in the past few days. If you'd like to see more visit my scrapbooking blog at

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Store Logo

Here it is, my very new store logo. This is part of the makeover that Ana's Cards is currently undergoing. I created the logo, blog banner and my new business cards .

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Miss K proudly displays one of the Valentines that she put together for her classmates. I used my Cricut to cut the hearts, then she glued all the pieces and taped a heart shaped chocolate to the front, after that Miss K wrote her name on the back of the 20 hearts. I felt so
proud of her and her Valentines...the very first she's ever made for school. Well, done baby!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Q: So, how do you know when you're a Pirate????
A:You just Rrrrrrr!!!!

And what's new at AnasCards? New items...coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kawaii Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty in my ScrapStudio.
The rubber stamp of Hello Kitty has been in my collection since 1980 and it was my very first rubber stamp. That's when my addiction to cute rubber stamps began, then came the stickers, and the stationary and the journals...the rest is history.

Hello Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty Rocks! I've been a fan since I was 7 years I'm 35 and still love that adorable Kitty. It brings back SO many good memories of my childhood. I found comfort and joy in everything Hello Kitty. I still have stationery, pencils, pencil cases, totes and other little HK toys that I've collected through the years and although many have been lost since I've moved so many times, the ones that I are still around are cherished. My daughter has turned out to be another Hello Kitty fan...I wonder why?
Today I found a community just for Hello Kitty's called Hello Kitty Junkie So,If you are a Hello Kitty Junky...that's a place to visit. My fantabulous wall paper came form this site and I really, really like it...a lot. It really feels good to know that...Well, I not the only 30 something that is not shy to show her fascination with HK. So, what...age is just a number and mine is unlisted...or was anyway.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


The last two weeks have been packed with more life changing events than one could have in half a lifetime. With new open windows come new plans, old forgotten goals, new opportunities and experiences and directions...Love is strong, Life is wise and God is Good!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Hard Times...

The tough economic time that our nation is going through, has finally hit home.
"When God Closes a Door He Always Opens a Window."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still here...more cards & good sleep

Still here... life gets busy and the day gets shorter and shorter...I have been working on a new batch of cards and a few paper piecings that will be listed shortly.
Today I feel FANTASTIC! This after a well deserved good night sleep. I'm a night owl, the middle of the night is when I create the best... yet, it tends to catch up to you after a while... So last night I did something I should do more often...go to bed early...and I might just start doing things differently to make it happen.
I gotta go, the little one is at school and need to get some things done around the house before it's time to get lunch ready.
For those who asked, yes I will have Valentine's Day cards with Paper Characters. The listings will be for 3 days and some will go to the store, this way it can go in the mail fast and arrive on time. This will be my last week with Valentine Cards. Stop by Ana's Handmade Cards to check 'em out.
For my local clients, you will be able to find these at Mountain Home Collection (110 Miller St. -Downtown Waynesville-)this weekend.

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Cards ~ Valentien's Day Sets

This is just a sneek peek of the new set of Valentine cards that will be listed in my eBay store later today. A sweet set of 3 3-D cards, ribbon, glitter, decorative layers and unique...this set will not be duplicated.

I really like how this card turned out, it will also be up for auction later today. I made 3 of these, yet only 1 will be available for sale.

You can find out more about these cards at:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inauguration 01.20.09

On Tuesday, January 20th 2009, My daughter Kelly and I watched history in the making when President elect Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday 2 My Mom!

Happy Birthday Mami! Love ya' & Miss ya'!!!
Te quiero un chingo mama...Pronto te visitaremos.
Saludos Y Besos!


Snow,snow, snow...We want to make a snowman...
it looks like we might just get our wish granted!

Warm Greetings!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Cards

Here's a peek at what's new over at Ana's Handmade Cards . This weekend there will be new cards because Love is in the air! This is the best time to get ready for one of my favorite to My birthday...What?! My birthday is NOT a Holiday??!!! Oh,well...perhaps! Anyway, on to the new cards...Starting today, I will be listing new cards in my ebay store...Yes, handmade Valentine cards with handstamped images and paper pieced characters...oh, and more calendars (Thanks for those who asked for more!) I will only make a few of each, so get yours while they last. Again, if you do not see a color, style or size of card that you might be looking for...let me know, because I might be able to custom make it for you.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scrapbooking Classes & Crops


Here's a list of this week's and next week's classes at MHC:

Wed. 01.14.09 "Resolutions" Titles with Stickers. 6-8pm $12.50
Fri. 01.16.09 Scrap n'Chat Crop with friends. 6-11pm $5.00

Wed. 01.21.09 Stitching 6-8pm $12.50
Fri. 01.23.09 Scrap n'Chat Crop with friends. 6-11pm $5.00

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ipod love

This is her thing and she just loves it. The passion for singing runs in my family. My mom made her living as a singer/model. I did my share of singing while growing up, but never thought to make a living from it. When I was pregnant, my husband got me a special music player that came with a speaker that had a belt that strapped around my waist and held the speaker in place on my belly, so I'd play music to our baby while I rested after a long day at work or while sleeping. I played from Classical to Rock n' Roll. Now, to see her singing her heart out...I love it!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Finally Published January 7th 2009

If you read The Guide, you probably found some of work on the cover and center spread in the January 7th-13th, 2009 issue. I was interviewed on the subject of scrapbooking and three of my pages were published with the story...This was my very first time being published...and it totally rocked! I can tell you that this was an incredible experience and an awesome way to start the year. A huge thanks goes out to Sarah Benedeck (Editor) and Carrie Hachedurian (Reporter/Writer) as well as to everyone else involved in the making of this issue.


Monday, January 5, 2009

More 2009 Calendars

I have just created the last batch of the 2009 magnetic calendars.
If you missed out or got outbid...
you'll have another chance to get your hands on one of these.
They are handy and make ideal gifts for any occasion.
Visit tomorrow evening to find the latest designs.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January Sale

It's the first day of the new year and with that comes a crazy sale!
Yep, it is that time of the year when things get crazy that all new auctions will be starting at $0.99 for one week...check 'em out...I will be posting new items every day for 7 days...everything starting at this crazy super low price!

Domestic shipping includes Delivery Confirmation
and everything listed is ready to be shipped.

So, don't miss out...
visit !!!