Sunday, November 30, 2008

RAK and Award

Good morning everyone, I'd like to share this RAK with you from Joy! Thank you Joy!! She is such a sweetie, and always thinking of everyone. She sent a Thanksgiving card, some cute stamped images, Hello Kitty candies a cute doggie pencil and a Hello Kitty notebook. (I just love hello kitty)=)
I received this award from Rosette who is a fellow DT member for Roses on Paper. Thanks Rosette!! So the rules are to choose 10 people to give this to, and you must also link back to the person who sent it to you. So here goes...
That's all for today! Come back tomorrow where I will be announcing some exciting news! =)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Roses on Paper

Aloha Everyone! I want to share with you some news I received from Summer who is the owner of the online store called Roses On Paper. She has put together a design team for the store and has chosen me to be apart of her DT!! Whoo Hoo!! I was and still am soooo excited to be apart of her team and to be working with a great group of very talented designers. =) For those of you who do not know Summer and have never been to her store, let me tell you a little bit about both. Summer and I are co-workers, working in different departments. Summer loves to stamp and scrapbook but is currently concentrating more on her store instead of her blog. She is a very very sweet, bubly person. What does her store consist of you ask? Don't ask... just head on over there!! You will be absolutely satisfied with your order when you receive it because she always provides the best service, even if you live here on the islands. You will get it in no time!!=)
In fact, if you head on over there now, she has a special going on until December 2nd, and is giving a 15% discount on your entire order!! Such a great deal!

Friday, November 28, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #9

Hey there! Hope all of you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and got to spend it with close friends and relatives. Bryan and I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family for lunch and his family for dinner. At both places, there were some fantastic dishes made by everyone. This year since we tied the knot, Bryan volunteered to make the turkey for his family and my sister volunteered to make the turkey for my family. Both turned out great!! =)
Anyway onto the card. I created a card for High Hopes challenge blog using the sketch below.
This was a great sketch to work with, and is also my first time participating in this challenge.

Here is a closer look at my card. I used ribbon to go across the card and added some silver eyelets and SU hodgepodge hardware to make it look like a belt, being that he is a cowboy! Then I also added a small silver bell to the main image to give it something different, it reminds me of cows that have those bells around their necks.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes. SU Cowboy Kid
Paper: All SU Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Copics to color, SU Real Red
Accessories: Silver Bell, Dimensionals, SU Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge
hardware
Thanks so much for stopping by I hope all of you have a great Shopping weekend!
See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge #9

Finally, I was able to create a card for a challenge! I haven't been able to do so since preparing for my wedding. I created this card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge #9 and this week it is a sketch challenge that you can view HERE. I have always wanted to make a card using only blue and silver, it's perfect for the holidays.
Here are the supplies used:
Stamp: Willow Blowing Kisses
Ink: Memento black Ink, Copics
Paper: SU DSP Maine Blueberry,DCWV The Glitter Stack, SU CS Night of Navy, and Playshop
white CS (LSS)
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Center Kisses, Silver Charm (from a friend), dimensionals, glitter,
liquid pearls, Dew Drops, Navy organza ribbon, white and silver ribbon, SU elastic
ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! =)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Home for the Holidays

Aloha! Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your weekend. I have a card today made using a Splitcoast Stampers Sketch #203. I also challenged myself to see if I could create a card with using only 3 colors.
For those of you Magnolia fans, you may be able to relate to me. Ever since I have been stamping and collecting these cuties, I have always wondered if there is a story behind Tilda and Edwin. Are they siblings? Are they a couple? I have still never found out the relationship they have. With that said, if I am creating a scene, I will make a story up. So, in this card I think she is headed home after picking some poinsettia flowers to decorate while Edwin is there getting dinner ready... LOL! So anyway, if any of you know the true relationship behind Tilda and Edwin I'm all ears! In the mean time, I would love to hear the stories you come up with just by looking at this card--just leave your story in the comments on this posting. =)
I colored my image first and glittered the entire winter scene to make it look like Winter's here. I also used Flower Soft on Tilda's clothing. It's the same thing I used in a previous card earlier this week. Flower soft has become the latest craze in paper crafts, and can be purchased at
Roses on Paper as well as the Magnolia stamps! (Happy Shopping--tell the owner of the store, Summer...that I sent you!)
One more thing, Enjoli is having some blog candy going on. She is pretty crafty!! Check her out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Weekend!

Spooky Award

Aloha blogland! I was given this spooky award by my friend Nikki over at Bunny-Zoe's, thanks so much Nikki!!!
The rules are simple, just to pick 5 inspirational blogs...my problem is there are so many that are very inspirational. Well, in no particular order....here goes....
Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for all of your inspiration!!
Thanks for stopping by. =)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lovely Hula Hands

Good morning all! Today I decided to use my Hawaii Tilda stamp for a card that I will be giving away to a friend who does not live here in the islands. I chose Splitcoast Sketch #193, hopefully she's not reading this and This particular stamp reminds me of my sister when she used to dance the Hula at school.
Supplies used to create this card are as followers:
Basic Grey DSP
Cuttlebug Folder: stylized flowers
Prima Flowers
SU Brads, circle punches and ribbon
Have a great day and tbanks for stopping by!

Top Note Box


Happy Hump Day! Today I have a box made with a Sizzix Top Note cut out. I have been trying to create a box that opens without the top coming off and to fit the size of these Magnolia Stamps since I have soooo many of them. The only thing I could come closest to is the square box also known as the Pizza box. So, to create this box I took a shirt box (one you would use to give away with clothes in) and cut the center to simulate a pizza box only it was in the shape of a rectangle. That worked well so, I had to play with the size of the box and finally came down to a set dimension. I will post a tutorial of the box in case you want to make one too! =)
Here is what the front looks like. In a previous post, I said I will have to start making things with the tons of Magnolia Stamps I own so here is one of them. She is called Standing Fall Tilda. I love this stamp because of how she has her head tilted--so cute!! =) I decided to make something festive for the season but you can use this kind of box for any occassion.
Here is a top view of the box. I used the Sizzix die called Top Note to cover the box because this gave it a better looking appearance and I got this idea from a box of candy. I recall as a child having those boxes of candies that opened up like this, I used to refer to them as "story book " boxes because they opened just that way...like a story book. LOL. Anyway the top note gave it a better finish.
Here is the inside of the box and you can fill it with anything your heart desires. I found a bunch of prima flowers so I put that in there just for looks. The Magnolia stamp and the prima flowers were purchased from my friend Summer's store at Roses on Paper. Check her store out, she has really great products and you will LOVE her service!!! =) Tell her I sent you. =) All other products are from Stampin' Up. Hope you all have a great Wednesday. Thank you for stopping by and starting your day with me. =)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Let's Talk Turkey

These are the exact words on this Whipper Snapper Turkey Stamp. I chose not to use a sentiment on this card. To create this card, I used the SCS weekly challenge sketch #202. I wanted to try a sketch out from this site, but never got around to doing one.
Just to show you, the beak is covered with cystal laquer, and I have used my copics to color the image. Everything on this card is all from Stampin Up except the stamp which is from Whipper Snapper Designs and the use of a cuttle bug folder. It's a short post, I am extremely tired since I only slept for 4 hours last night.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sweet as Sugar

Aloha Monday everyone! I thought we should start the week off with a sweet card so I made my first ever Sugar Nellie card. I LOVE these stamps, they are sooo darn cute! =) For those of you who have these stamps, please leave a link to your sugar nellie creations---I would LOVE to see them! =)
I used my copics to color the image, and also used crystal lacquer to accent the bowl she is handing to her little kitty.
I did a triange fold card and adhered it to a 5.5" square as a base. This is what the inside of the card looks like.
Supplies:
Stamps: Sugar Nellie, SU sentiment
Paper: SU More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Playshop White CS (from LSS), SU DSP Autumn Wishes,and SU DSP Pink Pirouette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: SU Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Hero Arts Flower Bling
Have a great day and Thank You for starting your week with me!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pink Cat Christmas

Can you believe it's already Sunday, the weekends need to be longer. As I mentioned a few days ago, I finally had a chance to mount my stamps from Pink Cat Studio so I was able to create this card. Another reason I wanted to make this card was to be able to use my pretty paper from Basic Grey called Wassail. I LOVE this stack! It's soooo pretty for Christmas. There are many other new prints from Basic Grey that you can get on my friend Summer's webstore called
Roses On Paper. Not only does she sell paper, her main product is Magnolias and so much more. Just recently she added Prima Flowers and I used them here on the card.
Another item that Summer has is Flower Soft. Flower soft is mainly used to accent your project to create a floral background. I 'm not sure what else you can do with it but I used it here on my card. I applied it to Lily's Santa outfit. The picture below makes it easier to view.
At first, I thought of using liquid applique, then I thought Fun Flock but none would really give it the look that I was going for and that's when I chose to use the flower soft. I think it makes it easier to see that it's a furry or fluffy kind of feel. I colored my image with my copics, used my straight square nestabilities, scallop square nestabilities, SU Stitched grosgrain ribbon, and liquid pearls. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! =)

A Belated Birthday

Hi Everyone, today I have a card for a sweet boy who's birthday was last week. I was not able to post or mail it because my wedding was just last week too. This card will be sent out tomorrow to Claire's son Daniel. I made sure that she knew it was going to be sent late. I chose Edwin with Cap for him, and decided to use a retired Stampin' Up set called Toy Box. This set has a bunch of cute toys that boys would play with.
I've got a bunch of Magnolia Stamps that I need to use and make things with so be on the look out for that. The paper I used is Stampin' Up's DSP called Maine Blueberry and their orange striped ribbon. I colored this image with my copics, added dew drops as an accent and some stickles glitter to Edwin's angel wings. Thanks for sharing your night with me, stop by tomorrow for a holiday card! =)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pretty Bird

Good morning everyone, happy Aloha Friday!! We made it to the end of the work week. This week flew by so quick, can you believe it's been almost 1 week since I got married? Speaking of married, this card here was made by my friend Kristie for my bridal shower. She said this Hello Kitty Birdie has nothing to do with a wedding but she made it because the night before the shower I told her I never got it. I love it of course, and she managed to use the colors of my wedding which are red and orange.
She made this card with a few layers, used her nestabilities scallop rectangle, and gave dimension to the birdie with mounting tape. She also made sure to add glitter and some crystal lacquer to the beak and wings. I thought she did an awesome job!
If you have not checked it out yet, head on over to Claudia 's blog. She has some blog candy for her blogaversary!
Wish you all a great day and thanks for stopping by! =)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's A First

Good Thursday morning blog world, it's Thursday and we are almost there to the weekend getting ready for some R and R. I made this card for my co-worker Denise, it was her birthday yesterday and I completely forgot. I chose to finally use my Pink Cat Studio stamps which I have had for a few months now. I think because I purchased so many stamps all at once, I wasn't able to mount all of them after they arrived. So this is my first card made with these stamps.
I used Lily who has all kinds of things to dress up in and added a few rhinestones to the center of the flowers, including the one on her dress. I also used stickles for the top of her party hat and the star on her wand. I also mounted the image but you can't really see it here.
Supplies Used:
Pink Cat Studio Stamp Set
SU Cardstock, DSP (Sweet Always)
SU 1 1/4 " Circle and 13/8" Circle
Prima Flowers
Bling
SU Grosgrain Ribbon
Clear Stickles
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hello Kitty Wedding Thank You

Good afternoon everyone! I have finally had the chance to post one of the Thank you cards I made for a group of girls who threw a bridal shower for me. They are a bunch of crafty ones too! I didn't want to post the card until each of them received their card and then I got too busy.
I decided to use a Hello Kitty Sizzix die and made her into a bride with the colors of my wedding which were red and orange. For me, I need to see these images mounted, not flat and so I did just that. I have also used paper flowers for her to hold and some tulle for her veil.
I have also used my cuttlebug folder (swiss dots) on the black cardstock behind hello kitty for some texture. I individually added some bling to the flower on her head for each card. I think I made about 30 cards. It was not a problem adding these stones because you get used to it after so many cards. For the dots on her sleeve and dress, I used liquid pearls--silver.
I know her whiskers are supposed to be black, but because I set a black background I thought this would show up much better. Well, I hope all of you have a great evening and I will see you tomorrow!!! =)

Award Time


It's mid afternoon here in Hawaii and I actually went back to work for half a day today since being on vacation for about a week and a half. It was not really a vacation, there were things I needed to do in preparation for our wedding. =) Anyway, today I am sharing an award with all of you out there, this award was given to me by 2 people actually-- Teri and Marie!! (Does this mean I get to nominate 10 instead of 5???) LOL!! I know each and everyone of you are very creative and do not have blogs. So although this award is for the Kreativ Blogger...I am awarding all of you out there without blogs too. But, for those who have blogs, there are many of you who are extremely creative but will have to choose only 5 because of the rules, and here they are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Award recipients:
1. Curt
3. Joy
4. Risa
Hope all of you have a great day, I will be posting one of the Thank you cards I made for those who came to one of my bridal showers in a bit.
See ya soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just Married!!

Hello everyone! I am now officially married!! Yay!! =) Everything went as planned and was as beautiful as I had expected and even more! I am the luckiest woman in the world! =)
I will share pictures with all of you as soon as I get some from family and friends, also our professional photographer. Our colors for the wedding were red and orange together. In this picture, I don't show the other favor which is tied in an orange ribbon. This picture was taken by me at home on our dining table for fall which is why the table cloth has leaves on them.
This is the front of our invitation and one of the favors with a red bow. The favors placed on each table were alternating red and orange along with a towering centerpiece ( I will show you when I get more pictures).
So, for me married life is slightly different and for Bryan not so much. I think that could be a guy thing. None the less, we both are extremely happy!
Thank you to all of you who left me beautiful messages and words of advice on marriage, I truly appreciate it all!
While I wait for those pictures, I will be posting a couple of Thank you cards I made for the 3 bridal showers I received, and get back into the swing of things with blogging as usual.
Thank you for stopping by and starting your week with me!!
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