Thursday, December 31, 2009


all i can say is that i had one awesome year!!!,,,

entered my second year with this awesome man!!

went on an awesome vacation!!!!

went on this awesome adventure

taught myself how to quilt and crochet (well almost crochet,,im still learning)

welcome a new little man to the family!!

went to rad ass concerts!!!~with my raddest friend!!!

and ending it with this::

and I turned 30!!!!,,,,how awesome is that!!!! Next year i am so full of goals!!,,,creative ones as well as personal ones!!,,It's gonna be an awesome year,,,i can feel it!!

see you next year,,,~nely

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cats outta the bag!!!

It's official, Ally and myselfs dream that we have been working on for the past few months has come to life!!!,,,it's here and ready to go full force!!!!
Go check out it's home!!

and don't forget to check out our inspiration blog!!~it is fresh outta the plastic surgeons office!!!

I am soooo freaking stoked and excited!!!,,,i'm doing cartwheels!!!,,,check them out,,let me know what you think and if you loved them!!!!

happy new year!!~Nely

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


You have probably hearing all the whispers going on in the blog world about a BIG secret that is being revealed January 1st!!!,,,If you haven't, it's time to jump on the wagon, because let me tell you,,,it's BIG!!!,,,,I want to spill the beans sooo bad,,,but i won't!!,,,I'm not even giving a little clue!!..all you have to do is stay tuned!!! Ally and myself are going on this super fun adventure, and we want you guys to come along for the ride!!!,,,,eeeekkk,,,im sooooo stoked!!! So check in on new years and you will know the big news!!!~and don't forget to check out the pink ninjas on the first as well!!..we are coming back with bad ass nunchuk skillz!!

stay posted~nely!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's been one hectic december month for me!!!,,,do this, do that!!!,,,I have to say though, it has all been very fun activities!!!,,and hanging out with awesome friends!!!,,,I am so excited right now because the countdown for my birthday begins!!!,,,eeeek,,,and i'll be celebrating it in Viva Las Vegas!!!...ohh yeahh!!!,,,and I will be hanging out with awesome friends,,,and I will be seeing Lady Gaga in Concert!!!,,,that's right,,,,oh! and I'll be checking out the Zumanity show!!!,,,i'm so excited!!,,It will for sure be an awesome 30th birthday!!!,,,can't wait!!!,,,so I have taken up crocheting!!,,,i started to learn crocheting when i was young,,my mom tried to teach me but it was a no go!!!,,I have made several attempts to do it again and I feel like this time I have made some serious progress!!!~I really need help though!!,,,if you guys know of any cool sites that have super rad, and super easy tutorials I would love, love for you to share them with me!!,...i'm having a little bit of trouble with the edges!!!,,,I also want to learn different patterns!! you can see, I got a little frustrated,,,hence my Lady Gaga impersonation!!!..hehe,,i crack myself up!!!,,anyhoot, i would love to hear your ideas!!!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Alright, so i have a lot of *important information* :

1. If you already haven't gone over to the pink ninjas to check out our newest prompt~you must do so....,,hurry!!! It's our last inspiration of the year, and it is totally inspired by miss elsie cake!!!,,,Y?? the last prompt of the year,,,you ask???,,,,well we are doing some major renovation to it!!!,,,and i mean major!,,,We are going to ring in the new year with a bang!!!!

2. We are still having a new design team call!!~~so if you are feeling the magic, go ahead and submit an application!!!~~~it ends *december 21st!!*,,,so you still have time!!!..submit your app to!!!~go here for more info!!!

3. And last but not least!!,,,we will have *sponsor spots* available for the month of January!!!~so if you need a fun way to promote your business send us an email over at By sponsor spot, we mean your business logo up on our sidebar for a full month!!!,,,we have a lot of visitors stop by, so your logo would catch lots of peoples eyes!!!!

4. Lastly,,, after our design team call closes~*december 21st* we will be closing our inspiration blog down till the new year!!!,,(don't stress, it's only like a week) so if you hop on over and there is nothing there, don't get discouraged,,we will be back,,,I promise!!! totally won't be dissappointed~Ninja promise!!!~we will be back January 1st!!

muahahahaha,,,muahahaha~love you guys~nely!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First off, Go check out our Ninja Star Gloria at our ever so fun inspiration blog Pink Ninjas!!,, you can read all her likes and dislikes,,,and what naughty thing she did when she was little!! :-) She truly is an amazing person and such a good soul!!!
Second, our newest inspiration is up!!,,,Miss Gloria chose our inspiration this time around!!...She was inspired by *missy elsie**, and who wouldnt be, she is so darn cute!!!....I made my layout using pink woodgrain paper and a rainbow fabric that I had!!~i glued on some buttons, painted the words and woa la!!,,,actually, it turned out pretty simple, but sometimes simple is good!!!!~~alright, go have fun and show us your *elsie* inspirations!!!

P.S. im going to try a second round of knitting!!..I attempted it in the beginning of the year, but quickly got discouraged...i really want to finish the scarf I started!!!!

P.S.S. I can't wait for the new year!!~there are going to be so many exciting things happening!!!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy News!!!

soooo,,,ummm,,,someone made the design team over at Scrap Outside the Box,,,,,ahem,,,that would be ME!!!!!,,,,eeeek!!!...i'm so excited!!! I feel so special to be a part of this group with an awesome group of ladies!!! go check it out and play along!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Got any plans for Sunday???,, my hardcore ninja, sweet pea friend Ally,,(a.k.a goldilocks,,,a.k.a. ally cakes a.k.a elsie serrato) is having a christmas card class this Sunday Dec. 6th @ Pink Pineapple!! the class is @ 1:00pm!!! Call the store to sign up~760-598-2222. We all need to send out those christmas cards out so what better than to go make your own with cute paper and good company!!! It's never a dull party with Ally!!!,,,shes the sweetest ever!!!

Oh!,,and if you can't make it, she has kits available for purchase!! So if you are feeling shy that day, just send her a holla and she will send one your her at!! So no excuses!! Ally would say "get er done"!!!

P.S. I'm taking the class, so hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do you know what today is???,,,it's Pink Ninja Day!!!,,,really, it is!!..,our newest prompt is sponsored by non other than Torendi!!!!,,,excited!,,yea,,you should be, because if you play along you get a chance to win a present!!,..and we all know how much we love presents!!,,,i know i do!! a lot! Plus, you should go check them out!,,,they have cute stuff in their shop! So the prompt is Kawaii!!...which means cute in Japanese!! i wiped the dust off in my scrapbook room and made this layout! niece loves to dj with my husband!..and she's pretty good at it!! So run and play along for your chance to win!...and don't forget we are having a design team call!!! there are many fun surprises to come in the new year!!!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Alright, so our latest prompt over at Pink Ninjas was actually a design team swap between Candy Shoppe Designs!!,,,pretty cool, huh!!!...We got their members and they got ours!!! soooo, our challenge (pink ninjas that is) was to create a layout with three different paper lines that clash, white,pink,black and yellow as our colors and the title had to be BOLD!!!! I had my layout done maybe about a month ago or more and for some reason I was not able to get it over to the Candy Shoppe!!,,,(totally my fault)...but anyhow, here it is!!!

I feel super inspired as of right now, and I just want to keep the momentum going!! So many exciting things are happening right now and I just can't wait to show everyone!!!,,,oh!..and i also want to say that i have the most awesome friends in the world!! They make me feel warmies inside!!!

P.S. Pink Ninjas is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!,,,run over there and check it out!!..try it out!!..we promise it's gonna be awesome come 2010!!!

P.S.S. Don't forget to check out our sponsor for the month of November at Pink Ninjas!!

Okay!..i think i got it all!!!,,,back to work!!!


Friday, November 27, 2009

my sweet friend ally was so sweet to give me this award!...i love these sorta questions..thanks miss ally!

1) Where is your cell phone ? ~glued to the palm of my hand!!!

2) Your Hair? ~ is in need of a major trim!...getn some split ends!
3) Your Mother? ~ is enjoying being a grandma!
4) Your Father? ~miss him! he was such a good daddy!!
5) Your favorite food? ~ shrimp chow mein!!...i can never get enough!!!
6) Your dream last night? ~ making plastic bag masks and getting in an r.v. so we can hide from t-rex that is looking for us!..but somehow we get in the r.v. to look for him and this crazy lady tell us we are the chosen ones for the meal!!!
7) Your Favorite drink? ~ coffee
8) Your dream/goal? ~ i want to live in a different country
9) What room are you in? ~ living room
10) Your hobby? ~ scrapbooking, learning how to cook better food, eating, baking, and sommersaults!
11) Your Fear? ~ dying early
12) Where do you want to be in 6 years? ~ hanging out with my husband
13) Where were you last night? ~ at a wine bar with some rad friends
14) Something you aren't? ~quiet
15) Muffins? ~ okay
16) Wish list item? ~ fuji wallet camera
17) Where did you grow up? ~ vista
18) Last thing you did? ~ wake up from sleep
19) What are you wearing? ~ black pants, yellow shirt, socks, wild hair!
20) Your TV? ~ if off
21) Your pets? ~ none :-(

22) Friends? ~ are rad
23) Your life? ~ happy
24) Your mood? ~ rested, ready for the day
25) Missing someone? ~of course
26) Vehicle? ~ toyota camry
27) Something your not wearing? ~ bra
28) Your Favorite store? ~ don't have a favorite store but i like tokidoki and harajuku lovers!
29) Your favorite color? ~ bright green, turquoise, pink, yellow!
30) The last time you laughed? ~ last night
31) The last time you cried? ~ hmmm,,,maybe two months ago or longer?
32) Your best friend? ~ has been my friend since middle school
33) One place that I go to over and over? ~ sbux
34) Facebook? ~ of course
35) Favorite place to eat? ~ panda express

my pics:

thank you miss Ally!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank You Carrie!!!!

This is pretty exciting for me!!...Carrie is the cutest person around!!! She is seriously one super duper talented girly!!..She blows my mind away!!...thank you Carrie!!!, You are the sweetest!

To accept this award do the following:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place in on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
O.K. 7 random things about me are:
  1. NOFX is my favorite cleaning house music!
  2. I've known my husband since we were 5 years old!
  3. I wish i could live out of california for at least one year!..maybe Oregon!!!
  4. I'm allergic to beef
  5. A goal of mine is to see as many countries as I can before I am claimed!!
  6. I freaking love dessert! a lot!!!
  7. I was on an adult softball league and loved it!!...I wish I could do it again, but it takes up too much time!!
For my nominations,
  1. Betty
  2. Becky
  3. Vee
  4. Heidi
  5. Kris
  6. jessica
  7. jennifer

happy blog hopping!!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's about that time again!!! Pink Ninja time!!...when we post our newest inspiration up!...this time around, our ninja star pearl picked the inspiration!..she chose, "what 2009 song are you"..mine, as you can see is "she wolf" by Shakira!...i freaking love this song and not to mention, i freaking love the video!!..those moves!!!...i wrote the spanish lyrics on my page, but i like both spanish and english version of the song!!!~so hop on over there and play along with us!!..we would really love to see what you come up with!!!

oh! and P.S....if you havent checked out my girly Ally's blog!!...she is having a xmas card class at pink pineapple!!....and let me tell you, her cards are awesome!! if you live nearby..sign up!..if you don' her...she will arrange a kit for you!!

thats all,peace~nely

Monday, November 9, 2009

Oh blog!!..sorry i have been away for a while,,,but what can i say...LIFE just happens!! things are starting to settle down in my crazy life! with that being said,,,our latest inspiration is up a a on the pink ninjas blog!!!...this time around it was "whats my age again?""...this pic was when i visited my friend in North Carolina, which now lives in japan!!...but we were coming out of the grocery store and i convinced her to take this pic with me on the carousel!!! is definitely a fun memory and i miss her!!!...i'm sad that i wasn't able to see her when i went to japan!!! oh well, guess i will have to go back..darn!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

About two weeks ago, i participated in a journal swap given by Carrie at pink pineapple! Everyone was in charge of one day...mine was Monday!!!..we met together to swap and we got this awesome chunky journal!!!...i have yet to record my week...since it mostly consist of me at work in my blue scrubs!!...but hopefully soon i can start it!!!

the other day at was at my moms, and the girls were trying on their costumes!..i have to say these little girls had me rolling!!!!,,,the bumble bee you see there is my niece lianna, and everytime you tell her to say cheese, this is what she does!!..cracks me up!!...and the little lion is savanna!!..shes the little mischevious one!!!...halloween is super fun...i need to go stock up on elmers glue!, so i can put my hair in spikes!!..i'm gonna be an old school punk rocker!!! what are you gonna be??
this picture just simply reminds me that there is a kid in all of us!!!....we should never let that dissapear!!!
and this past weekend i went on my yearly camping trip to benson, arizona!..we go every year to visit kartchner caverns!!..and i must say that there was the most amazing skies ever!!..the clouds were so yummy, i wanted to jump on them!!! this first one is from our hike, we started as a group, and then me and my 6mos pregnant friend had to cut our hike short, well because she got tired and i have everyone kept going on the hike and we thought no biggie, we can go back the same way,,,right??...wrong!!!...we go lost on our hike back!!!...with only one bottle of water!...out in the desert!!!!! worries, we found our way back!!!...being out here makes me so calm and relaxed!! also makes me realized how we easily get consumed by our everyday life!!!....i mean we are already almost to the end of the year!!! Yikes!!...even though my husband and I try to do a ton of fun stuff and make our life awesome, we decided that next year we are gonna pack in more trips and fun events!!!,,,cuz we only live once, and thats it!!! and there is soooo much to seee! much!!! ahh!!!


Monday, October 19, 2009


sorry my little blog!!..i have been absentee for a bit!!!...i went away on a mini vacation to clear the head!!!...i will be back to post pictures very soon!!!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

like i've said before, i've been major into quilting right now!!,,,and as of late i've been working on a quilt for my nephew!,,,i'm using this cute robot fabric which originally was gonna be used for my snowball quilt, but decided it's more of a masculine fabric. perfect for my little guy. i finished my quilt top and now i will move on to the finishing process,,i can't wait for him to see it!!!~he's been bugging for it!! the little guy!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I wish everyday i walked out of my home, the sky would look like this!!!,,it's such a happy feeling to see a rainbow in the sky.,,,they remind me of calmness and happiness!! reminds me that there is nothing really to stress over, life will keep going and i am strong enough to tackle any battle that comes my way! is way too short and i intend to live it to the fullest!,,sometimes I get wrapped up in the stupidest things that I forget to stop and smell the roses!!!,,,sorry, i know i'm getting all mushy, mushy now but can't help it!..rainbows just do that to me!!-remember not to sweat the small stuff!'s all bullshit!!,,focus on the bigger picture!!-the end.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

i have to say that as of lately I have not been motivated or inspired to do any type of scrapbooking,,,i'm not too sure what it is, maybe cuz i havent taken any pictures lately, i don't know!!,,,i know for sure i have majorly been into making quilts like big time!!! I have been sewing since i was a little girl and i feel quilting takes me back to those memories. how i miss being a kid, no worries, no stress, just fun!!!....last week my friend jess invited ally and myself over to make this most awesome snowball quilt!!!...her mom was soooo nice to make us yummy puerto rican food!! (thanks carmen) she is the sweetest woman ever!!!,,,,we didn't piece our quilt, but we cut out our squares, and I can't begin to tell you how beyond excited i am to piece it this weekend!!! I especially love all the fabrics i picked, they are so dreamy!!! below is a sample of the fabric im using, the toadstools fabric is only one of the fabrics, i have cloud fabric and blue polka dot fabric,,the green one is gonna be my contrasting fabric!!!..and that octopus painting is one i just purchased from elsies shop!,,,it's my very first and probably my last since her paintings are out of my budget!!..i had to get this one because i absolutely love octopuses!..they are awesome creatures!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

so the ever so cute miss ally, hosted yet another atc swap!~this time around it was kawaii!!~my absolute favorite by far!!,,i love,love and i do mean love anything kawaii!!! I've had a few sneak peaks at some of the others and they are super awesome!!~can't wait to get my hands on them!!!~thanks again ally for hosting a cute swap!!!~here are mine,,,,


Friday, October 2, 2009


i repeat, do not try this at home!!!,,seriously!!!...i decided to get all crafty and put rhinestones on my face for my ninja mask!!..thats right,, rhinestones!!!...and you ask, "how did she glue the rhinestones on her face?"...well, i used glue dots!!..yep, glue dots folks!!!,,and you wanna hear the kicker??!!!,,when i took the rhinestones off, i had the worst allergic reaction ever!!!..i had a rash all over my eye area!!! NO FUN!!!,,,at all!!!!...i was dying,,but it was was for a good thing!!!,,,and no my husband was not golfing or out!,,,i did it right in front of his face!!,,,he knows how crazy i am!!! he wasn't surprised in the least!!! was fun!!!

peace, nely <3

Thursday, October 1, 2009

First things first!!!~we over at the pink ninjas, have announced our new design team!!,,yep, that's right! run over there and go check them out!!!~i will say, this was the toughest choice we have ever had to make!!~geez,,,there is sooo much talent out there!!~and i want to say a big thank you to everyone that sent in their submissions!!!
Secondly, the newest prompt went up yesterday at the pink ninjas!~drink of choice!!~mine is jack& diet dr. pepper!!~courtesy of miss ally!! I'll never forget the day she introduced me to this drink!! haha!! we were croppin at the pink pineapple and she pulled out a small mason jar, thats right a mason jar, with jack in it!!..she said put dr. pepper in it, and the rest was history!!...thanks girly, love ya!!! So i played around with a 6x12 layout, i gotta say, it was more fun than i thought!,,,i was a little intimidated but not so much anymore!!!
okay, so run on over to the pink ninjas and check the girlies out!!

peace,~ nely

Saturday, September 26, 2009

heeeeyyy!!!~this past wednesday our newest inspiration went up over at the pink ninjas!!!~Addictions!!!......we have the raddest ninja team that are full of inspiration for you to play along!!!,,,and if you haven't played along,,(ahem),,,what are you waiting for!!!~We are a super duper fun inspiration blog!~and it's for fun and tons of inspiration!!! so go ahead and give it a whirl!!!~oh and did i mention, we are really nice too and tons of fun!!!,,,so no more excuses, get your paper out and start creating!!!~and sooon we will have a most awesome reveal!!! Ally and myself have picked our new design team and soon they will show you there ninja ways!!! so stay tuned!!! eeek,,so excited!!!
so all that being said, i'm addicted to collecting dunnys!!!,,this girly showed this girly, which showed me these cute rad little guys!!!~when you buy them, they come in what they call a blind you don't know which guy your getting~~and then each one is enclosed in a little shiny silver pouch!! and all this emotion and anticipation builds up to see which one is in there!!!'s so much fun and very addicting!!!~~love them!!!!

on this layout i used the little i.d. cards that come with each dunny and behind the photo is the shiny silver pouch they come in!!,,,,and wanna hear something crazy,,,i made this layout in 10 minutes!!!...boy, talk about pressure!!! hehehe!!!

peace~nelsters (a.k.a. ninja master nely)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the other day, i realized that best friends come in all shapes and sizes!!,,,,and that you can totally have more than one bff!!...she's my fave!!

Today, me and this rad girly picked out our new design team for the pink ninjas!!!,,,stay tuned,,,we will soon reveal our master ninja plan!!!,,,being a ninja master is the most awesome feeling!!,,,words cannot explain!!!

Yesterday, this precious little dude came into the world!!,,,he is sooo warm and cuddly!!! so tiny and smelled so wonderful!!!,,,made me want one so bad,,,but then my husband brought me back to earth!!! :-)

and for about a month now i've been obsessing over making a quilt!!....this girly is so awesome at making them and totally inspired me to get cranking!!!...we soon have a date for a group of us to get together and make an awesome snowball quilt!!!,,can't wait!! I am not kidding when i say i have been obsessing!!,,,i've been on you tube 24/7 looking for tips and ideas!!! I closed myself in my little scrap room and went at it!!...i went to the fabric store and got some fabric and decided to make a "mock" quilt...haha!!..this is how it turned out:::
i know it looks big, but it's actually really small!!!,,,,then, I got really brave and decided to do a slightly bigger one,,,,i was so inspired by jess mermaid quilt, i made a small one of my own!!! of course, not as good as hers, since i'm only practicing, but i like how it turned out!!!,,,so jess, I cannot wait to make the snowball quilt!!!..i thought that by practicing it would make me less nervous to make a quilt with you, but i'm still nervous!! are the quilt master and i'm intimidated by the snowball quilt!!!,,but i know i can do it!!,,,plus, you'll be there to help me!!!,,I'm so excited and can't wait!!! brother pieced this mermaid quilt for me!!!..he pretended he wasn't into it but he was!!!,,now i'm putting him on blast!!!,,love you bro!!!

thats it for now~peace ninja nely

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ATC madness!!!

i have signed up for various atc swaps with the lovely miss ally!!!...this time around it's glitter themed and alice in wonderland themed!!!..I have to say these were a bit challenging for me,,,none the less here they are!!!

glitter A:
Glitter B:
Alice in Wonderland:
I have a couple more swaps, but can't show you those yet!..stay tuned!!!

<3~ninja nely