Thursday, December 24, 2009

Awesome Christmas Card

Check out this awesome card we received from my cousin, Jeanne. She sure put a LOT of work into it for sure. Thanks Jeanne! I'll keep it in my collection.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cream Puff w/Chocolate Glaze

My son made some deeeelicious cream puff today and I thought it would make a nice little gift if placed in an etched glass dish and wrapped with cello paper....refrigerated too of course. I added a tag using one of my favorite Xmas stamps by Dandelion Designs.
Supplies for tag:
Stamp by Dandelion Design
Spellbinder dies
Copic Marker
Brilliance Ink - Graphite Black
Embossing Powder

Little Bird - Thank You

A few months ago, I went to my first "crop" and left with some really neat goodies. Part of them were well coordinated paper by Stampin' Up.

Spellbinder dies
Paper by Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Bird stamp by Hero Arts
Thank You stamp-sorry I tossed the pkg. and can't remember the brand

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hello Kitty with Ice Cream Cone

This is one of my favorite Hello Kitty dies. I couldn't resist adding the 5-scoop ice cream cone.

Sizzix Hello Kitty Die
Spellbinder Dies
Ice Cream Stamp by Denami Design
Copic Markers

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2010 "Happiness" Calendar

My friend Faye recently shared a calendar similar to this. Thanks Faye! I made a bunch of these and included them with my Xmas cards.

Brilliance Ink - Galaxy Gold
Stamp-n Stuff Embossing Powder - Gold
Hero Arts Stamp
Calendar purchased from Stamps n Memories

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bucket Full of Treats

Some years back, I used to go to a lot of garage sales and found this cute mini bucket at one of them. Maybe I should start going again to see what kind of "treasures" I can find. I love bargains.


Mini bucket

Spellbinder dies from Island Scrapbooking

Two Scoops Rice stamp from Island Scrapbooking

Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punch

Offray ribbon

DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack

Crystal Stickers

Tacky Tape

Copic Markers from Island Scrapbooking - RV06, RV02, Y08, G05, D07 and E00

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Monkey Favor

A few weeks ago I bought my first Sizzix Bigz die at Island Scrapbooking. I totally love this French Fry die. Plus, it's soooo easy to speed...LOL. And Dandelion Designs have really neat stamps too. Cute monkey yah? These are "surprise" favors I made for our office luncheon. It's filled with pretzels and I got this idea from my friend Jenny. THANKS JENNY!!!
The pretzels really look like french fries.

Spellbinder dies

Sizzix Bigz French Fry Die

Monkey stamp by Dandelion Design

Candy Cane stamp by Close to My Heart

Offray Ribbon

Brilliance Ink - Graphite Black and RocketRed

Embossing Powder

Copic Markers - RV02, E00, E33, Y08, G07, BG 05, R28

4" x 4" plastic bags (zip type)

Here's the recipe which I got from my friend Faye. Ho, this is so easy and ono. THANKS FAYE!!!


4 pkgs. Rold Gold Honey Wheat Pretzels, remove salt

2 T dill weed

1 pkg. Ranch Dressing / Dip

3/4 cup popcorn oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

Mix pretzels and popcorn oil together. Toss gently so pretzels are well coated. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over pretzels. Toss again gently till well coated. No baking required.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Two Scoops Rice Card

This is one of my favorite stamps. It's by Two Scoops Rice. I really love the Prima flowers too. In fact, I feel like putting them on everything I make. Got them at Island Scrapbooking.
Paper by DCWV
Prima Flowers
Self-Adhesive Pearls by Hero Arts
Offray ribbon
Two Scoops Rice stamp
Spellbinder dies
Copic Markers j- Y06, Y08, RV02, RV06, E00

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mouse on Orange Daisy

I just love my new Tina Wenke stamps. They're so cute and fun. A few weeks ago, I took a quick weekend trip to Oahu for a luncheon with my mom and brother at a Chinese restaurant in Mililani. I was REALLY HOPING to squeeze in a trip to "any" scrapbook store that would fit into our tight schedule. Boy, I got really lucky because I found out that Munchkins had just opened the prior weekend AND it was located next door to the Chinese restaurant. I chowed down my lunch, made a dash next door, and found some neat stamps. All of the cards on my blog by Tina Wenke and Stampavie are from Munchkins.

I also get A LOT of my supplies from Island Scrapbooking in Hilo too. What a fun place to shop. The frame for this card, Stickle, and Copic Markers are from Island Scrapbooking.


Tina Wenke Stamp - "Mouse on Orange Daisy" from Munchkins

Spellbinder Framabilities Die

Sakura Glaze Pen - White


Offray Ribbon

Copic Markers - YR04, 708, E33, BG01, C-1, C-3, R-17, G05, G07

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chocolate Tic Tac Toe for the Holidays

How does an "edible" tic tac toe sound? Yummy huh? You could add a twist to the rules too. Each player gets a bag of candy but they must be different kinds. The winner takes all of the opponents candy on the board. Continue playing till one person wins all of the opponents candy.


Sizzix die

Spellbinder die

"Merry Christmas" stamp. Sorry, I tossed the pkg. so I don't know the brand name. If you

happen to know, could you put it on my post please? Thank you.

Archival Brilliance ink - Gamma Green

Embossing powder

Dove Chocolate - Dark and Milk Choc. with Almonds

Ribbon with gold trim

Mouse & Rabbit with Sunflower

I went on a little rubber stamp shopping spree on Oahu. Here's another one.


Spellbinder die

Dew Drops

"Mouse & Rabbit with Sunflower" stamp by Tina Wenke from Munchkins

Scallop punch

Ribbon with gold trim


Copic Markers-E00, E29, E33, BG01, BG05, G05, G07, Y06, Y08, RV02, RV06, R17, V04, C-1

and C-3

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ruffles Birdwatching

Here's another one of my new stamps. Now that we have a puppy.....well more like a 5-month old BIG puppy, I find myself attracted to doggie stamps especially those with floppy ears like our pooch.


Stampavie - "Ruffles Birdwatching" from Munchkins

Punches by EK Success and Marvy Uchida

Copic Markers - E00, E33, RV02, RV 04, Y08, and G05


Hero Arts - Self Adhesive Pearls
Happy Birthday stamp by Mari & Me

Teddy Says It With Flowers

It's so much fun coloring images with Copic Markers. I still need to practice shading so don't look too close 'kay? Ha-ha. Last month while on Oahu, I bought a few cute, cute, cute stamps. Here's one of them.
"Teddy Says It With Flowers" by Stampavie from Munchkins
Copic Markers - G05, G07, E00, E33, RV02, RV04, and Y08
Prima Flowers
Spellbinder dies
Hero Arts - Self Adhesive Pearls
Paper by Stampin' Up and DCWV Sweet Stack

Monday, November 30, 2009

My "Buddy" Christmas Card

We recently got a puppy in August 2009. When I saw a rubber stamp of a dog that looked like our happy pooch, I just had to buy it. It's by Dandelion Designs. I made about 25 of this card to send to friends and relatives this year.

Wisteria Thank You Card

I love my oriental images by Mari & Me. Here's a simple one.


  • Wisteria stamp
  • Thank you stamp
  • Copic Markers - V04, G05, G07

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday Favors

Last month, we celebrated my mom's 82nd birthday. We had a small family brunch buffet at Makino Chaya. Here are photos of the favors I made. Very simple yah? I just got the Sizzix Big Shot 4 months ago and having a blast with it.