Sunday, December 13, 2009

Goodbye Caleb!

Caleb, gone but not forgotten. My friend in Colorado let me know that she had to put her kitty cat to sleep the other week. Caleb lived a long life and in his latter years he ended up having a lot of problems. He's in a better place now.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I hadn't participated in Papercraft Plant's Sketch Saturday for a long time, so I decided to try it. The image is Elliot from Dandelion Designs. The sentiment is from Penny Back. This card turned out a little better than I expected. It looks like a present! Here's a picture of the sketch in case you want to play along.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Eek! A mouse...

I was so excited to pick up some new Dandelion Designs stamps at J's Knicknacks several weeks ago. My favorite this year was this cute little mouse sitting on an ornament. For this card I wanted to try this simple technique to try to make the card a little more interesting. I found this on Split Coast Stampers, here, it was called a spiral pop-up card.

Is it Christmas already?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Surf's Up!

I had to put something together quick to wrap a grab bag. My other half is an avid surfer and he was invited to a Christmas Party held by a group of regulars at Court's (Ala Moana Beach Park). These die hard surfers get up and get into the water before the sun comes up, surf for a few hours, and then go to work. Amazing!!!

This box measures 4 x 4 x 1 and fit a gift card and a bar of surfboard wax. To decorate the box, I used my Stampin' Up roller wheel. Surfer Ian was a perfect fit!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Shaye!

I made this card for Shaye for her birthday. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to be shiny...I came across this pretty blue glitter paper in my stash, so I tried to incorporate it into Hello Kitty's clothing. I think she likes it : )

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Dawne!!!

I made this card for Dawne of Dawney's Delights. She LOVES cupcakes. : ) The image and sentiment is from Hero Arts. Tries to give the cupcake some shiny sprinkles with some stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Another fun day!

Thanks to Denise and Jamee for opening up their home for yet another fun filled day! It's always fun to get together with these talented ladies. They are all so inspiring.

Brenda of Sweet as a Gumdrop, graciously did a make and take with us. It was a recipe book.

Jenny of Jenny's Creations also did a fun make and take. Take a look at this pretty card.

I made these little snowflake packages with my Silhouette to give to everyone at the event.

Here's a picture of the generous RAKs that I received. Soo many. : )

Fun fun fun!

Thank you ladies!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's the Turtle Again!

I just can't get enough of this turtle stamp from Dandelion Designs. Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another card for the Twins

My friend needed a card as well to give to Terynn and Krystta... so I used Dandelion Design Stamps to make this card (instead of two cards, it's one card with double images. )

Happy Birthday Terynn and Krystta!

We went to a party today to celebrate Terynn and Krystta's Birthday...they just turned 3. Why did I make 2 of the same card? Because they are TWINS... and because they need to have exactly the same thing to keep peace in the family.

These are the TWO men in my life

Just thought I'd share a picture that was taken recently at Disney's California Adventure. These are the TWO men in my life (Brandon and Blade) that keep me busy at home. They look harmless enough. : ) It was Blade's 1st trip to Disneyland, 1st family vacation, and 1st time out of Hawaii. Lots of fun!

RAKs from yet another fun day at Denise's House

A little over a month later, but here it is. Look at all these goodies!!! : ) These ladies are just sooo talented! Thank you to all of you for your generosity and awesome company!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tri-fold Card

I finally made a tri-fold card. Someone had given me one for my birthday. I should've watched the tutorial before I attempted this. But all in all I was happy with how it turned out. And I know, you ALL are thinking, "Wow... she finally posted something!" : ) I'm back... and I hope to keep it up for awhile. 2 months absent, shame on me. I also just realized tonight that it's been a year since I started my blog. I better get my act together!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Card for Ashley

Ohh...two posts in a row. Amazing, well, for me anyway. I needed a card to give to a girl at work, so I flipped through all the stamped images that I received a few weeks ago and picked this cutie from Joy. The printed cardstock was from Joni. The colors on the cardstock were so cheerful! I chose the image and card stock because it reminded me so much of Ashley. She's such a sweetheart, and she's so shy, but she's always so cheery! Monday is her last day of work with us, since Summer is almost over and she is going back to school. We will miss her, but she's moving on to bigger and better things.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Teri!

I made this card for Teri. Her birthday was a couple of weeks ago. I bought this stamp a LONG LONG time ago, but never used it. It's a Penny Black. I love Penny Black! I chose this image because Teri has a cute kitty named Mochiko, and it reminded me of her.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Fun Filled Day

Ohh...what a fun filled day! Spent Sunday with a bunch of new friends, sharing, laughing, and creating...well, I don't know how much they created, but I didn't create anything... but I sure laughed A LOT and ate a lot. It was nice getting together...thanks to Denise, who invited us in to her beautiful home. Here are some of the goodies that I received from these talented ladies. Look at all of these creations!

Besides just opening her home to all of us, Denise packed this funky roll of ribbon and Hello stamp to give to me. So sweet...I can't wait to use that ribbon. It makes me happy to see those colors!!! Doesn't it look fun?

Jodi created a a cute box that looks like a mini suitcase. She packed it with a couple of stamps and some pretty flowers. I love the color combo on this creation!

Joy created a purse box and filled it with so many creations. The contents were a decorated tin filled with some stamped images, a bunch of pretty flowers, and some brads. She also included a checkbook cover and matching pen. It's hard to see, but she also added in a CHOCOCAT stamp. : )

Dawne gave a bunch of printed digital images to use and decorated a baby food jar. She filled this cute little creation with a ton of ribbons and flowers. Look at this stash!!!

Linda created a post-it holder with a personalized big clip, and included my favorite CHOCOCAT goodies! I already used the post-its...look at the color choice!

Jenny made these bookmark magnets and included a whole bunch of cutie buttons! The magnetic bookmark is already in use. Such a neat, even when I drop my book, like I always do, I wont lose my page.

Joni gave a bunch of printed cardstock and this cute little purse filled with a candies, flowers, and a special tootsie pop flower. The candy didn't last too long...and I think I'll hoard some of the paper and flowers.

Kyoko made this Hello Kitty note pad cover and packed it with a yummy Snicker's bar... yum! That kitty took a lot of work. Soo many little pieces to glue down.

Teri made a little card holder that folded into a little purse, with some cute notecards. I love penguins! I think I'll have to make some of these. I love mini cards...and what better way to package them as a gift.

Michelle U. made this cute match box with a window, and filled it with some yummy candies and a little bottle of hand sanitizer. I didn't use the hand sanitizer before I ate the goodies. Oops!

Janis made these cute little packages and filled it with more yummy treats! She was also was so generous to share some NEW designer paper she just picked up too. Ohh so cute...I can't wait to use them. Well, maybe I'll just keep them for now... too cute to use. Look at this digital's just adorable.

Michele H. who couldn't make it to Denise's afterall, but she sent with Kyoko this cute pouch and filled it with a matching pen, some stamped images (none of which I own by the way) and some M&M's.

I was also the lucky recipient of a special prize. But I'll share that one at a later time when I use my new stamp. : ) I know, I know... I'll get with the program nad start posting my own creations soon! I just wanted to share all of this to thanks these wonderful ladies for their generosity, their creativity, and their friendship! I'm so happy to have met them all and I look forward to our next gathering!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

May All Your Dreams Come True!

I made this card to give to my friend for her birthday. I wanted to give the hot air balloon the illusion of floating in the sky. So, I put it together as a tri-fold card. The front and middle panels were cut out with an oval nestability. The front panel was layered with acetate to make the window. The hot air balloon was suspended with thread and a small piece of acetate on the middle panel. The back panel a solid piece of cardstock.

The hot air balloon image is by Julie Fujii, formerly, Juju's Tiny Treasure, now, Create in Me. The cloud image is by Great Impressions. Instead of coloring in the balloon, I stamped the image on printed paper and cut it out. To try to add some depth to the card, I sponged clouds on all three panels.

I didn't have a sentiment that matched the hot air balloon, so I hand wrote the sentiment, "May all your dreams come true!".

Monday, July 06, 2009

RAK from Jenny

Jenny gave me this Hello Kitty, personalized jar. It was filled with furikake party mix... the snacks are all gone... we ate it all. YUMMY! I haven't met Jenny in person yet, but I'm sure we'll meet soon. I visit her blog regularly and if you haven't visited yet, you should take a look, here.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cupcake Time

Dawne printed this image for me to play with. It's a Dustin Pike image. I love this monkey. He's so cute. I used the Nestability Scallop Circles to frame him.

Here's a closeup. I used pop-up dots to lift him up from the backing...and curled his tail a little bit to give him some dimension. Also used stickles to frost the cupcake.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Motivet Inspiration Blog Candy

What a great blog candy. Look how many images you can win! Please visit the following link to enter to win... and while you're there, check out all of the cute cards!

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Penny Black card for Mom...

I made this card for my Mom. It was a simple card... but the coloring took so long. I need to work on my copic blending. This is an old Penny Black stamp I found in my stamp drawer. I think I scored this stamp from a friend who was trying to thin out her collection, several years ago. I don't know how she could part with this one. Lucky me!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My first post for June

I'm back! I know it's already June 28th and this is my FIRST post for the month of June. I'll try to keep this brief, so that I can get back to my craft desk and start making stuff. First of all, I wanted to say thank you to all these talented ladies. These are the RAKS that I received.

She made this accordion folder closed with velcro and inside, there were these extra goodies and some cute stamped images.

FROM Denise - Denise Loves Stamps

This is a card folder. I should have took a picture of it opened. It had two pockets on the inside and it filled with some hand stamped images... I love this folder.

FROM Linda - Simple and Sassy Creations

She made this purse box... closes with velcro. Inside she had some stamped images and a Chococat notepad and a cellphone charm. As you know, Chococat is my favorite!

FROM Marisa -Marisa Faylim Designs

I recieved this June ALOHA RAK. For June, it was a flower theme. Marisa also included some extra goodies...I tried to fit them all into the picture. These flowers are just beautiful!

Here's a better picture of the card. I love what she did with the colors...

Thank you to ALL for their thoughtful and generous RAKS.

Ok... and now here are a couple cards I've made in June. Yes, just a couple : ( I made a few more that I needed for parties and graduations this month... but as usual, I was putting on the finishing touches 5 minutes before leaving the house to go to the I didn't take any pictures.

This was the card for my June Aloha RAK. It's a Penny Black image. I punched holes where the stamped flowers were so that I could run the wire of these flowers through the back. In hind sight, I probably should have just cut the wire off. The roses are from Natural Accents. I hope she likes her card...I added some small goodies with her card. It was late being mailed she probably wont get it until tomorrow.

Dawne came over to my house at the beginning of June and we were intent on working on our projects together. I'm happy to say that I actually worked on something with her help and with her stuff...and made this card for my nephew Ryder's 1st Birthday! He was born in the Year of the Monkey... so it fits him perfectly!

I hope you all had a restful Sunday... : ) Take care and thanks for stopping by!