Monday, June 28, 2010

Goodie Bag

I tried and tried to create something with this stamp (Butterfly Nora) about half a dozen times and just drew a blank everytime. FINALLY, this idea hit me this evening. My brain must be smoking. LOL.
To give the grass a 3-D effect, I applied 3 rows.
Package by Darice from Island Scrapbooking
"Butterfly Nora" stamp by CC Designs from Island Scrapbooking
Stump stamp by CC Designs from Island Scrapbooking
Puppy stamp by Dandelion Designs
Sun stamp by Dandelion Designs
Copic markers from Island Scrapbooking
Grass punch by Martha Stewart from Island Scrapbooking
Blue paper embossed with Texturz Background #1 by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Paper Clip

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Arigato" Cherry Blossom Card

Boy, summer is really here. What a HOT day!!! I bought a huge watermelon today and it's already half gone. :-)

In just about all of the cards I make, I'll stamp the image using the Brilliance Ink (Graphite Black), embossing powder, then heat it. I love the shiny finish.

Sakura stamp by Mari and Me
Arigato stamp by Mari and Me
Copic Markers from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies from Island Scrapbooking
Origami paper
Dew Drops from Island Scrapbooking
Embossing powder - Neon Pink - by Zing

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Hooray!!! TGIF!!!

This card looks better "live." I hope you can see the raised effect on the pink areas. I used an embossing powder the puffs up when heated.

Cake stamp by Hook's Line and Inkers
Happy Birthday stamp by Hook's Line and Inkers
Corner punch by EK Success
Copic Markers
Embossing powder - Neon Pink - by Zing
Paper by DCWV
Ribbon by Offray
Spellbinder die

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Heidi Among the Flowers

Happy Tuesday....yeah, it's almost Hump Day. :-)

Wanna hear something cute? For the past couple of weeks, we've been hearing little chirps just out from our bedroom, it's not those noisy coqui frogs. We just discovered a bird nest a few feet away. Looks like there are 2 baby cardinals.....sooo cute.
Anyway, here's my latest card.
Stamp by CC Design from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder Dies - Large Scallop from Island Scrapbooking
Copic Markers from Island Scrapbooking
Flowers by Prima from Island Scrapbooking
Yellow Stickles from Island Scrapbooking
Fern punch by Martha Stewart
Brown paper is textured with Texturz Plates by Stampin' Up
Blue and green chalk

Sunday, June 20, 2010


WOW, THAT WAS FUN!!!! I'd like to thank all who visited my blog. Also, to my new and existing followers, those who posted great comments and my "candy" on your blog. I TRULY APPRECIATE IT!

I MUST thank my friend Jenny for giving me tips, help, and support in getting my blog rolling. THANK YOU JENNY!!! Please visit her blog at and check out all of her AWESOME creations. I really mean awesome. Jenny got me happily addicted to rubber stamping and I hope there is no cure. LOL

Your response inspired me so much that I've decided to post Blog Candy Giveaway #3 sometime next month. So I invite you to continue visiting my blog for another chance to win "candy. "

Finally, I put the names in a bag and had my son pick the winner for Blog Candy Giveaway #2 at random. That lucky person is Enjoli. She wrote....Hi Karen! Thank you so much for the opportunity to play in your candy. My favorite stamp would be The Greeting Farm and CC Designs.

Congratulations Enjoli! Please send me an email at with your mailing address. May I kindly ask that you email me by Wednesday, 6/23, 9:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)? If not, another name will be pulled at random.

Thanks again everyone and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Dessert

Happy Father's Day! Hope you all enjoyed the day.

Strawberries were on sale so I got these monster-sized one and dipped them in chocolate. I got this idea from one of my card making magazines. Cool!

I frequently hop onto other "scappers" blogs and saw a card a couple of weeks ago using the Spellbinder Large Scallop dies. Ohhhhh, I knew I HAD TO get it. Lucky me, I went to Island Scrapbooking yesterday and was SOOOOO HAPPY Michele had them so I got the small and large set......MADE MY DAY!!! :-)

Spellbinder die - Large scallop
Chocolate Dipped Wishes stamp by Dandelion Design
Happy Father's Day stamp - sorry, I tossed the pkg. and can't remember the brand.
Strawberry stamp by A Muse Artstamps


This candy is now closed. I'll be posting the winner tonight.

Hi everyone. I've just "enhanced" my Blog Candy Giveaway #2.

You could win all of the following:
Floral Lace punch by Martha Stewart
Ice Cream Cone punch by Martha Stewart
Pkg. of mini roses by Prima
2 sets of clear stamps by Studio G
1 Thank You clear stamp with rhinestones by Hero Arts
1 roll of 1/8" width satin ribbon (red with white dots) by Offray

It's easy to enter:
1) Become a follower, if you're not one already.
2) Tell me your favorite brands of rubber stamps.
3) ONLY IF you have a blog, either post my Blog Candy Giveaway #2 OR put it on your

One entry per person please. Enter soon, you have a GOOD CHANCE TO WIN. :-)

Deadline: Sunday, 6/20/10 at 8:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)
Winner to be announced that night.

Please feel free to share it with others. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a "scrap happy" day.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lucy and Kitty - One More Time

I like this stamp soooo much that I had to make another card with it. I love the Sarah Kay images, I think I need to buy more.
Stamp by Sarah Kay (Stampavie) from Munchkins
Copic Markers
Spellbinder dies
Paper by Making Memories - English Garden
Fern punch by Martha Stewart
Yellow and blue flowers by Prima
Pink flowers from Mulberry Bear (eBay)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Purple Orchids Tri-Fold Card

Here's a very simple tri-fold card. I love rice paper but can't remember where I got them from. I learned something new making this card.......can't use the paper trimmer on rice paper. They tear so I used my cutting mat, ruler, and X-Acto knife. Ohhhh, scary. That knife is super sharp.

Rice paper
Stamp by Mari and Me
Copic Markers
Spellbinder die
Corner punch by EK Success

Monday, June 14, 2010


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Buddy,
Happy Birthday to you.

Today is Buddy's 1st birthday. We adopted him at 7 weeks of age and TOTALLY, TOTALLY adore him. He's a "fireball" and ALWAYS so full of energy. Here's my all-time favorite "baby" picture of him.......

And here's Buddy now, all grown up and great guard dog too.

Stamp by Dandelion Designs
Spellbinder dies
Copic markers
Buttons (with shank removed)
Paper by DCWV - Green Stack

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Possums

Check out these cute little possums. They remind me of my childhood when I used to climb our huge mango tree. Yep, I was a tomboy and didn't cared for dolls. LOL.

Possum stamp by Tina Wenke (Stampavie) from Munchkins
"Sending Smiles" stamp by Hero Arts
Copic Markers
Spellbinder dies
Leaf punch by McGill
Paper by DCWV - Flower Shower Spring Stack

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who Wants Ice Cream?

Isn't this a "yummy" card? Perfect for summer which is just around the corner.


Stamp by Tina Wenke (Stampavie) from Munchkins

Paper by DCWV - All About Girls Stack

Copic Markers


Spellbinder die


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Water Lily

This is one of my favorite flowers so of course I couldn't resist buying it. Pretty huh?

Water lily stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps
Brilliance ink - gold
Embossing powder - gold
Copic Markers
Spellbinder dies
Dew Drops
Stripe paper by Stamping Station
Solid cardstock by DCWV - Spring Cardstock Stack

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Goodies for the Staff

I had a class at our main office this morning so I got ambitious over the long weekend and baked the staff some Chocolate Chip Cookies. It matched perfectly with the stamps which is cute little monkey holding 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies. They loved it....yeeaahhh!!!

Paper by DCWV
Stamps by Dandelion Design
Spellbinder dies
Copic Markers
Ribbon by Offray