Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sweet Taiko Drummer "Ai"

Have you ever seen a taiko performance?   OMGosh, if you haven't and  if you have the opportunity, that's a MUST.  That's what I call entertainment for all ages.   When I first set eyes on "Ai" by Sister Stamps, holy cow, I was so excited.  

So here are 3 coaster calendars with different washi paper backgrounds.



And here's 9 ......



Can't believe Christmas is less than a week away.  Woo-hoo.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coaster Calendars - Just Hanging Around

Holy cow, only one week till Christmas.   Wowser!!!!  What's on your menu for Christmas?   

All you bear lovers, this ones for you.  This cutie is by Kitty Bee which I got at Ben Franklin Crafts.  This was super fast to color....yay.  Added my hand made pennant and topped them off with just a tiny strip of pink striped DP and a flower from the "Baby's Breath Flower Kit" by Cheery Lynn. 



And here's 8 of them.....


hAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coaster Calendars with Adorable Po

Hi Peeps!  Holy smokes, can't believe Christmas is next week already.  My goodness.

I love, love, love Po by Sister Stamps.  He's the cutest panda, don't ya think?  I added the "Bamboo Shoots" die by Memory Box and Stitched Scallop Borders" die by Lawn Fawn both from Island Scrapbooking.  Also, flat-back pearls by Kaiser Crafts, butterfly punch by EK, and embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  And love the fact that I could ink Po with just one Copic marker.   Easy-peasy.



OK, OK, :-) I got carried away again and made 10....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Crane Coaster Calendar

Hey Peeps!  Hope you all had a nice weekend.  Hubby and I went to Costco (Kona) today and enjoyed a nice and relaxing drive.  Since we wanted to get back home quick, we ate at Costco....great meal deals.  

Sharing with you today is my Crane Coaster Calendar with a magnetic strip on the back.  This bamboo washi paper which I got in Japan is one of my all-time faves.   Love this crane image by Sister Stamps for three reasons, it's super nice, the perfect size, and fast to color.  LOL.  



And here are 5 of them.....


Last year, I bought a carousel of pens at Costco in Waikele on Oahu.    Wanting to get them again, I checked Costco in Kona a few times since but didn't see it until today.  Oh boy did my eyes light up when I saw them.  CHA-CHING....SCORE!!!   All you crafters, if you're looking for a awesome set of excellent pens in an amazing assortment of colors, THIS is the ONE.   For 100 pens, we paid $19.99. WHAT A STEAL OF A DEAL!!!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Coaster Calendars with Anuhea...."Want Some Shaved Ice?"

Anuhea by Sister Stamps brings back memories of when my hubby (then boyfriend) went to the North Shore on Oahu and enjoyed the best Shaved Ice from Matsumoto's.  He even had a Matsumoto tee-shirt.  LOL.   OK, if you're from Oahu, we call it Shaved Ice.  Here on the Big Island, they call it Ice Shave.   But no matter what you call it, it is YUMMY!!!  I love mine with vanilla ice cream and azuki beans.   Ummmmmm.  Licking my chops.

So here's Anuhea enjoying her refreshing Shaved Ice with strawberry, banana, and vanilla syrup on a nice sunny dya.



I got carried away with this calendar and made 10 of them.....



Are you ready for a lot of pix?   The firm I work for is so awesome.  They treat us to luncheon every quarter.  This past week, we went to The Pond's.  Here's a  pix I took of the koi fishes from my seat next to the window.   They even gave each of us a little cup of koi food to feed them.


I ordered one of the specials of the day which was the Captain's Boat (Breaded shrimp, scallops, and fresh ahi with fries.)   No, that's not newspaper they put the food on....LOL, just looks like it.  :-)


One of my co-workers order this yummy sandwich and fries.


OK, I didn't want to reach over and take a pix of everyone's food.   Here's a shot of another co-workers Mango Ice Cream.  She said it was really good.  My co-worker and I shared the Creme Brulee but rats, I forgot to take a pix of that.   It was GOOOOOD!


THEN that evening, we had a family dinner at The Coconut Grill.  For starters, here's my salad.   Oh, I didn't know it was only one trip to the Salad Bar until after I made my plate.  Dang, should've piled it on some more.  LOL.


Here's the Sauteed Mushrooms......deeeelicious.


And Crab Cakes.  As Rachel Ray would say, "YummmmO".


I ordered the Teriyaki Chicken.  Yah, looks burnt.  Maybe just a little over done but my new camera seems to make things look darker than things really are.  This is probably my favorite item on the menu.


For dessert, I think this was called something like Coconut Creme Brulee with Haupia Ice Cream.


Here's my hubby's dessert, the Lava Cake.   Rich and yummy.


His cousin's dessert.  Sorry, can't remember the name of this scrumptious dessert but woo-hoo she said it was GOOD and will exercise the next day.  I asked her to exercise for me too.  Ha-ha-ha.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Twinkle Bell Flowers Magnetic Calendar

Hey Peeps!  My goodness, just 2 weeks till Christmas.  Can you believe that?  WOW.  

Here's a calendar I made with a colorful DP from my stash.  Doesn't it make you feel happy and cheery?   This was really simple to make.  I used the "Tags, Rounded" die by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts, "Twinkle Bell Flowers" and "Pokey Stems" by Memory Box. The latter 2 are from Island Scrapbooking.


And here are 5 of them....

Thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Coaster Calendar - Cuddly Pup on Daisy Rock

A few years ago, I wanted to start my own little crafty tradition.  So I decided to include a handmade coaster calendar with my handmade Christmas cards that I send to family and friends.  I've got an assortment to share with you in the days to come.   Oh, and the calendars start with December 2014.

For starters, I inked up this cute little pooch by Dandelion Design and placed her on the Daisy Rock image by Little Miss Muffet.   Inked both with Copics.   Oh yah, I love to create scenes so  I used the "Puffy Clouds" die by Memory Box and sun die from the "Classic Frame" set by Hero Arts.   



And.....here are 9 of them.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!