Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas RAKs

Hello Blogland! I sure hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas, and now looking forward to celebrating a New Year. Before the New Year arrives, I want to share more of the RAKs I received over the Christmas holiday.
Here is a beautiful card I received from my friend Curt! He did such an awesome job making it very festive. The entire image is embossed in gold, and he had added red bling as accents for decoration on the tree. Thank you so much Curt, I love it! =)
This card was made by Michelle, earlier in another post I had shown what she made but I did not show you the pretty card. She also used a Christmas tree but used glitter to make it sparkle.
Thank you Michelle! =)
Here is a RAK from sweet Teri! The basket is filled with all kinds of goodies like bath soaps, perfume, a sachet, a cute rubber duckie and more. On either side of the basket are ornaments for Christmas. So cute and I love the scents! Thank you so much Teri! I love it all. =)
Don't you just love this tin? I love it! Thanks to Teri who gave it to me. Check out her cute family photo for Christmas, all of you look so happy! =)
I love the tin but I love the way that Teri ties her bows, so of course I didn't want to untie the bow. I had to open the tin to find out what is in there. So instead of untying the bow, I slid the bow off to the side, and she baked! Where in the world did she have the time? Thanks so much Teri! The cookies are so yummy~ Snickers Cookies is what they are! =)
Last but not least, here is a RAK from Liann. She does not have a blog, but she does frequently visit us bloggers to say hello, and leave us sweet comments. She created this cute hello kitty card in ther center of this photo. Hello Kitty is all glittered up and ready for the holidays. Liann, I love everything and anything Hello Kitty~Thank you so much for thinking of me! =)
Thank you to all of you and for those of you who continue to read and support my blogging. =)
Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Recent RAKs and A NEW Online Store!

Hello everyone! I have some RAKs I'd like to share with you from such sweet ladies. The first one is from Michelle, I can't believe I finally got to meet her iand her daughter in person when I went to Teri's place last weekend. She is so sweet and very creative, can't you tell? Thank you so much! I had taken the pictures a couple of days after and only had a chance to post them today. I am almost done with my Christmas shopping, but now I need to wrap them and ship them out. I really don't think that my gifts to the mainland will get to it's destination before Christmas. I am so sorry for those of you who get my gift after Christmas. =(
I will do my best to get them out of my house within a day or 2.
This next RAK is from my dear friend Rita! Hi Rita!! Thanks so much for this pretty card I love it! Rita did such a great job with this card. You can't tell from this picture but, she actually colored and cut out the blouse this lady is wearing, then pieced it onto her. Do you see how thin her clothing is? I really don't know how you did that Rita but what a fabulous job well done!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas girl! =)

I also got a RAK from Denise! Denise gave me a box of Mint flavored M&Ms---love it! Well of course I had to open it up to try them, of course they were good. I then shared it with some friends when they came over that same day and the next thing I know, they're all gone! Well Denise, now you know that that was a great RAK! lol=) Thanks so much, you are too sweet!! =)
Last but not least... there is a NEW Online store called Island Paperie. It was introduced to me by a new friend and blogger Jen! Hi Jen, hope you guys headed to the beach for some sun after all this rain in Hawaii! (She is very creative). Anyway, Island Paperie is a store here in the islands. You are now able to order their products online, participate in their very first Paper Craft Planet Challenge and be eligible to win a $25 gift card to shop at their online store!! How cool is that, head on over there to check them out! =) In the mean time, hope your day is going well and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pink Cat Studio DT

Hello blogland! I apologize for not posting yesterday, I am crazy busy with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and trying to get our shopping done or shall I say started. Yes, I have not yet started to shop so today will be the day we get it going. I think we started late because we got married last month. =) Anyway I have wanted to also introduce my latest acceptance with the DT for Pink Cat Studio! I am thrilled to be apart of this team! I really had to make a card first in order to show you what cuties Melissa has! She will be coming out with her NEW stamps in January, I must tell you they are absolutely adorable!! Each time she has new stamps, they just get even cuter! Is that even a word? Cuter? lolI am excited to start creating with this great group of talented ladies on this DT! Thank you Melissa for this wonderful opportunity!
Here are the supplies used:
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Copics
Paper: SU Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and DCWV The Christmas Stack
Accessories: SU Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities, stickles, red and silver bling, and SU Oval Punch
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I'm off to shop!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Alota Rubberstamps!

Good morning all! Well, the weather here in Hawaii looks like it's finally clearing up after 2 days of heavy rain and strong gusts of wind. Currently it looks just like the sky in the background of my card. Today I'd like to tell you I have been chosen as a DT member for Alota Rubberstamps! They have all kinds of stamps that range from cute to backgrounds and accessories. The dog house of this card is a stamp from Alota, and it just went perfect when I paired it up with Rufus the dog from the Magnolia collection. I have also added some clouds in the background using my Stampin' Up cloud template and sponged some light blue ink. The rest of the images were colored using my copics.
I wanted to somehow create a collar as an accessory so I used red ribbon, added eyelets and used a vellum circle ring as a dog tag and wrote his name there.
Here, you can kind of see the clouds better. I have also used my P-touch to create his name and placed it above the entrance to his house. I cut and moounted Rufus to give a little dimension. Thanks for stopping by, I wish all of you a great day and I'll see you tomorrow! =)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let It Snow!

It's going to be a short post today as I need to get to bed early. For the past couple of days I had a very minimal amount of sleep. This all started after drinking coffee on a Sunday about 4 in the afternoon, and never slept until 3 AM on Monday. We recently exchanged a coffee maker from one of my wedding showers and picked up the Keurig. I just LOVE it! So we had to try it out! Anyway, onto my card. This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps, it;s the latest holiday set from Pink Cat Studio. They just look so happy sledding away. Another favorite is the DSP from Stampin' Up called Holiday Treasures. The colors are very warm and match well together.
I used chunky glitter pieces to create an area of snow so that it was visible on my blog and on the card. Thanks for stopping by and I hope all of you have a great day! I will have to get to bed early tonight. =)

Monday, December 8, 2008

ROP PCP Challenge #1

I hope all of you had a great weekend, and made it a productive one while shopping for all of your Christmas gifts. I on the other hand, have not made a dent in my list, and looks like it's another one of those years when I procrastinate Today's card was created for the very first Roses on Paper challenge on Paper Craft Planet. Since I am hosting this challenge, I must tell you to head on over there to win a really great prize!! ( Wish I could participate) The challenge is to create a Christmas card so I finally was able to use my Tilda with Candy Cane stamp.
For some reason, this stamp seems to be a little larger than some of the other standing Tilda stamps. Anyway, I had fun making it because I was able to use my Stampin' Up items for the entire card. If you look closely you can see that I added some crystal lacquer to the candy cane giving it a realistic look. Here are the supplies used:
Stamps: Tidal & Candy Cane, Baroque Motifs
Paper: SU DSP I Wish, Chocolate Chip CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SU DSP I Wish stickers, dimensionals and crystal lacquer.
Join us for the fun and remember the winner will be announced December 22nd.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

WOJ on Paper Craft Planet

I have just remembered to enter into the contest for a chance to be a guest DT member for the Whiff of Joy challenge held on Paper Craft Planet (PCP). The winner will be given the prize of a guest DT member for 2 whole months on PCP. The last day to enter is Saturday Dec. 6.
The sketch can be found on the planet.
Here I have added glitter to her wings, white fun flock to her clothing, and white gel pen to the center of the snowflakes on her dress. Here are the supplies used:
Stamps: SU sentiment, Whiff of Joy
Ink: Black Memento, copics
Paper: Basic Grey Wassail Paper, Gold CS (forgot where it's from), and white CS.
Accessories: chocolate grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, dew drops white fun flock, nestibilities, white gel pen, and SU Dazzling Diamonds. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope all of you have a great weekend! =)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Herb the Snowman

Good morning everyone! First of all I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who have sent me such sweet emails and posts in congratulating me for becoming a DT member for Roses on Paper and a Guest Designer for A spoonful of sugar challenge this week. It really is a blogging dream come true!! =) Today I have a 2 pocket bag (splitcoast has the instructions) that I used with the new Christmas Whiff of Joy stamps that you can purchase at Roses on Paper. I had done this to initially participate in last week's Whiff of Joy challenge but I missed it. So, I will be using it for the Whiff of Joy Challenge that Paper Craft Planet has. For those of you not on Paper Craft Planet yet, come on over and join me! It's full of fun, great crafts and great friends both new and old. =) You do not even need to have a blog to join.
Here is a close up of the bag and the stamp. He is from a collection called Lizzie and Herb. I had fun coloring him and choosing colors to match the season.
This is the top view of the 2 pocket bag. Don't you like my nails? They have silver glitter a the tips. Perfect to match the glittered stars on the bag! lol. Well, I hope all of you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and here are the supplies used:
Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper: SU DSP Riding Hood Red, SU Whisper White CS, SU Baja Breeze CS and DCWV The Glitter Stack
Accessories: SU Large and Small Punches, Dimensionals, SU Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, SU Slot Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Holiday Thank You

As promised, the good news...actually the GREAT news! I was asked to be the Guest Designer this week for the challenge blog A Spoonful of Sugar!! I never imagined an opportunity like this and when I was asked if I'd be interested, I immediately said YES! This opportunity along with recently becoming a DT member for Roses on Paper seems too good to be true, I almost have to pinch myself. =) Ok, onto the card! The challenge is to make a Thank You card and I chose one of my favorite Sarah Kay stamps for Christmas then decided to use the sketch from Friday Sketchers blog challenge.
I just love that top she is wearing and the big bow tied behind her. To keep the theme of ribbons, I decided to make the card look like a present too. Last but not least, I'd like to say a huge Thank you to Nikki and the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge DT for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be your Guest Designer for the week. =)
Supplies used:
Stamps: Sarah Kay, SU Circle of Friendship (retired)
Ink: Memento Ink, copics
Paper: Real Red CS, White CS (LSS), Basic Grey Wassail Paper
Accessories: SU Gold cord(retired), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nestabilities.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! =)
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