Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seize the Cake

One of my 3 son's love to cook and it's such a treat for me when he does because that means I have more time to play with my rubber stamps. :-) There is a catch though....I need to clean up......and believe me, he make a royal mess. LOL. I don't mind though because he's a great cook.
People think I'm a good cook because I have "tons" of cookbooks. Actually, I'm a great "collector" of cookbooks. Ha-ha. If you're looking for a particular recipe, drop me an email. If I have the recipe you're looking for, I'll gladly share.

Anyhoo, here's my latest card....

Cupcake stamp by Studio G
"Seize the Cake" stamp by Hero Arts
Paper by DCWV
Spellbinder dies
Lace punch by EK Success
Ribbon by American Crafts
Roses by Sierra Pacific Crafts
Dew Drops
Pearls by Hero Arts
Leaf punch

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank you Jenny

I'm so thankful to my friend Jenny (Crazy for Paper) for giving me tips and helping me out with my blog. When I first created my blog, I was so "lost" much of the time. I remember trying to send an email to someone who commented on one of my post and ended up becoming a follower of my own blog. Yikes!!!! I went thru a lot of challenging moments. LOL. I still have lots and lots to learn and S-L-O-W-L-Y "getting there." :-) THANKS JENNY!!!

Here's a little something I made for her.

This is a smaller version of the "Chocolate for Michele" posted earlier this month. I enclosed some bling and GC in the pocket.
And here's a matching card.

Chick stamp by Dandelion Designs
Thank you phrase stamp by Stampin' Up
Copic Marker
Spellbinder dies
Punch by EK Success
Printer paper by DCWV Glitter Stack
Flowers by Mulberry Bear
Pop dots
Pattern by Dandelion Designs
Velcro with adhesive back
Clear Plastic Sheets by Paper Accents

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hi Bloggers! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and participating in my Happy Summer Blog Candy Giveaway #3.

You're probably very anxious to know who the lucky winner. That lucky person is TERRIAVIDREADER. Please send me an email at with your mailing address and send the "candy" to you ASAP.

May I kindly ask that you email be by Wednesday, 7/28/10 at 8:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)? Otherwise, another name will be pulled at random.

Thank you again everyone and I hope you'll continue to stop by.




Hi Fellow Scrappers,
I had soooo much fun with my last giveaway that I'm offering you another chance to win some yummy "candy" with my "Happy Summer-Blog Candy Giveaway #3."

The lucky winner will receive the following:
Leaf punch by EK Success
Happy Birthday clear stamp set by Inkadinkado (humorous)
Spring clear stamp set by Studio G
Flower and stem clear stamp set by Studio G
Ice cream cone clear stamp set by Studio G
Happy Birthday clear stamp with rhinestones by Hero Arts
Pkg. of assorted color roses
"Sugar Buzz" wooden stamp by Studio G
"Irresistibly Sweet" wooden stamp by Studio G
Ice cream cone wooden stamp by Studio G
Jar of assorted buttons and flowers by Making Memories
Roll of black ribbon with white stitches by Offray
Roll of red ribbon with white stitches by Offray
Roll of white ribbon with black stitches by Offray

To enter is very simple.....
1) Become a follower, if you are not one already.
2) Post a comment telling me where you purchase most of your card making supplies from.
3) ONLY IF you have a blog, I would greatly appreciate it if you could post this "candy" on your sidebar. Thank you. entry per person. Thanks.

Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)

Winner will be posted after the deadline on 7/25/10.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ummmm Ice Cream

Oohh, my blog looks pretty generic right now. I had to change part of my code for my background. Hopefully, I did it right and it'll save and restore my prior background within the next couple of days....pray. LOL

Anyhoo, here's a fun ice cream card. I used flourescent embossing powder by Zing. If you want to get some, check out Island Scrapbooking. Michele just brought some in. She always brings in a lot of new and neat stuff. Supplies:
Paper by Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann
Cone stamp by Stampin' Up
Ice cream stamp by Stampin' Up (I stamped 3 separate images)
Celebrate stamp by Stampin' Up
Flourescent Embossing Powder by Zing
Pink background is embossed with Texturz Background die by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Lace die by Sizzix
Ribbon by Offray
Cherry is cut out from a piece from DCWV All About Girls Stack

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hello Kitty Candy Tray

I'm "recycling" again. Can you guess what I used for the pattern? It's a 12-pack box of Eclipse gum from Costco. I'm the rubbish collector.....LOL.

Over the weekend I bought a pkg. of Hersheys Miniatures. When my son saw the package, he said, "Oh, alright, CANDY!" I quickly said, "WAIT!!! YOU CAN'T EAT IT YET. I gotta make something with it first." So he told me to hurry up. Hee-hee.

The candy is wrapped with Hello Kitty origami paper.

Now my son can have his candy. :-)
Solid and floral paper by DCWV
Hello Kitty die by Sizzix
Spellbinder Die
Flowers by Prima
Hinge die by Ellison Design
Pearls by Hero Arts
Leaf Punch by EK Success (this is a sample of one of the giveaway item in my Happy Summer
Blog Candy Giveaway #3. I bought one for myself too)
Hersheys Miniatures
Hello Kitty origami paper

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sparkling Daisy

Happy Friday Everyone! Yeeeahh, it's the weekend!!! Hope to stamp, stamp, and stamp!!!

Daisy stamp by Inkadinkado
Copic markers
Spellbinder die
Lace punch by Martha Stewart
"A Warm Hello" stamp by Hero Arts
Ribbon by Offray
Paper by DCWV - Flower Shower Spring Stack
Dew Drops
Flower button with shank removed

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cute Little Birds in a Vine

This card took me a while to design. I needed to add something rather than having a plain ol vine. :-) Then I came across this bird stamp I bought at a garage sale.....score! Yah!!! I LOVE BARGAINS....who doesn't. :-)
Vine stamp by Inkadinkado
Bird stamp by Inkadinkado
Thank you stamp by Hero Arts
Paper by DCWV - Green Stack
Spellbinder dies
Large corner punch by EK Success
Dew drops
Pop-up dot
Paper by DCWV - Green Stack

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello Kitty Purse

Well, I can think of only one good thing about having dry eyes (???) and that's recycling the box of artificial tears to use as my template to make this purse. :-) I just cut the top off. At least I got one good thing out of it. LOL.

Hello Kitty die by Sizzix
Lace die by Sizzix
Paper by DCWV - Ultimate Stack
Ribbon by Offray

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chocolate for Michele

Here's a little "thank you" gift I made for Michele at Island Scrapbooking for posting my blog onto her store's blog sidebar. I thought that was really sweet so I wanted to make something for her. Of course, it HAD TO include chocolate. :-) Chocolate is her favorite so I thought this would be perfect. Visit her blog at I got the pattern from Dandelion Designs and made adjustments to fit the large candy bar. Visit and scroll to the post titled Clear Pockets.

Paper by DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies Stack
Clear plastic by Paper Accents
Hello Kitty die by Sizzix
Brown paper embossed by Texturz Background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Spellbinder die
Thanks stamp by Hero Arts
Corner punch by EK Success
Mulberry roses
Fern leaf punch by McGill
And can't forget the yummy big bar of Dove Chocolate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chrysanthemum Card

Last night I dug through my stamp collection and found this pretty stamp that I must've bought a few years ago. It's one of my favorite "oldie but goodie." I'll never get tired of this one.

Stamp by Stampendous
Copic Markers
Spellbinder die from Island Scrapbooking
Yellow paper embossed with Texturz background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Grosgrain ribbon
Butterfly button with shank removed

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mini Bear Purse

I'm a collector of little boxes to use as templates. This mini purse measures 2 3/4 inches wide,
2 1/4 inches high, and 3/4 inches deep. Can you guess what I used as a template? It's a box for a roll of transparent tape. I simply cut the top off.

Paper by DCWV - Pocket Full of Posies
Bear stamp by Dandelion Designs
Spellbinder dies
Flowers by Bulberry Bear
Copic Markers
Leaf punch by EK Success
Ribbon by Offray
Hinges by Ellison Designs

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oriental Card Portfolio with Matching Cards

First of all, I invite you to "stay tuned" as my Blog Candy Giveaway #3 will be posted very soon for your chance to win some yummy "candy." As the saying goes, "Three's a charm." :-)

I'm really having fun with my new sets of Spellbinder dies from Island Scrapbooking. This is my favorite.

This card portfolio is SOOOOO EASY to make. Are you like me.....thinking of Christmas already? This would sure make a nice gift.

Also, the portfolio can be used for cards with 3-D flowers or one with a lot of bling. After all our hard work creating a "masterpiece" card, we sure wouldn't want the recipient to receive crushed flowers or embellishments. Ahhhh!

A few years ago, while "surfing the 'net," I came across this great website that had LOTS of awesome and free templates. Check it out at Click on Mirkwood Designs Templates & More, then click on Templates. ENJOY!!!

Below is the back view of the portfolio...

Here are a few cards that matches the portfolio.

Supplies for portfolio:
Sakura paper by DCWV - Far East Stack
Doll and fan stamp by Hero Arts
Brown paper is embossed with Texturz Background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Spellbinder dies from Island Scrapbooking
Leaf Punch by EK Success
Sakura punch by Carl Carla Craft
Supplies for Long Life card:
Sakura paper by DCWV - Far East Stack
Spellbinder dies
Long Life stamp (this is one of my "ancient" stamps) Sorry, I don't know the brand
Red paper embossed with Texturz Background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up

Supplies for card with Dew Drops:
Sakura paper by DCWV
Red paper by Wausau Paper Crinkles Specialty Paper
Spellbinder dies
Dew drops
Supplies for Arigato card:
Paper by DCWV
Arigato stamp by Mari and Me
Spellbinder dies
Corner accent by Sizzix - "Architectural Accents Set"
Did I miss anything????? :-)