Saturday, August 3, 2013


Hello everyone!

I'm sneaking sometime to post one of my recent works.  I don't know if you remember my sketchbook diary entries, but I finally took the time to rework one of the sketches I made back in 2010!  Wow!  Three years in the making, not really, but it did take me that long to finally ink this piece.  

I hope you like it!

Have a beautiful weekend & stay classy - ha ha ha!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

DIY: Vintage Rose Key

Hello Everyone,

It's been a while.  If you are following me on Instagram or Twitter, you probably know that I love participating in Fat Mum Slim's Photo-a-day Challenge.  I wanted to share with you one of my recent posts.  It is for day 3, Key!  I own a lot of nail polish, so I always try to find new ways to use them.  If you own a lot of keys, this may be a good way to help you find certain ones from the bunch.  Especially, if you own a lot of copied keys that tend to be the same color and shape.

I've been color-coding my brushes, pens, keys, etc. with my old nail polish for a while now.  I would like to share this tutorial with you.  Plus, it's another reason to paint, and that's always a lot of fun!

Materials you are going to need are:

Old or new nail polish:  I used red, pink, green, white, & a pale turquoise
A clear sealer or a top coat
A key
Fine grit or medium grit sand paper

Step 1:
Roughen the surface where paint will be applied.
Step 2:
Place two coats of polish, or until the surface is even.

Step 3:
Place a dot of pink and a dot of red beside each other and swirl the paint together.  Make sure you create a pattern by not completely blending the two colors.
Step 4:
Take some white and lightly swirl it on top.  Then, place some green leaves as an accent.

Step 5:
Let the polish dry for 15 minutes.  Then, apply a layer or two of a clear sealer or a top coat.

You may apply a coat of sealer every few months or so, to keep the polish from chipping.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Here are some of my keys:

Have a lovely day!

XOXO, Carla

Thursday, January 3, 2013


A lot has happened the past year, with that said, I just wanted to wish all of you a wonderful year ahead! Here is a compilation of some of my favorite photos from 2012. Lucky for you, they are all of my little family! LOL!

Here is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, that I'd like to live by. I hope that it inspires you to do the same...

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Happy 2013!!!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Been gone, for sooo long!

Hello everyone!

I missed you all! I hope you are doing well. I haven't posted anything in a while, for that I apologize. A lot of things happened since. Dom is in kindergarten, & Solana is running! I got myself an iPhone and joined the millions of Instagrammers & tadaa enthusiasts - if you have an Instagram or tadaa account, please let me know. So feel free to follow me there too, @carlasdeleon!

I'll be posting from where I left off (April 2012), so I'll be busy updating my blog & catching up on my google reader. Have a wonderful week, my friends!!!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

And then, she's one!

I can hardly believe that a year has gone by... Solana is one today! She is far from being that tiny, helpless baby... She is starting to walk, she's getting more confident each day...

She loves to dance, some of her favorites are Beyonce, Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, & Foster the People!

She loves being around her big bro, Dom, & constantly looks for him. They're growing up to be the best of friends!

She loves to smile, and people around her can't help but fall in love. I love seeing myself in her mannerisms. I love seeing how similar she is to Dom, & Bry too!

To our dear daughter, & sister,

Thank you for making our lives richer! We love you so much!!! Happy 1st birthday, bebe!

Mom, Dad, & Kuya Dom