Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Boing"......goes the grasshopper

Hey Peeps, bet you won't be able to sleep tonight thinking about picking up your Sister Stamps tomorrow. Well, I don't live exactly in town so I need to wait another extra day. Ohhh, the excitement is brewing.

The sun finally came out today so I'm happy I got to go walking....need to exercise since I sit on my b_ _ _ all day.

This triangular tri-fold card was really easy to make. I found the tutorial on Scor-pals website.
The DP is by Stampin' Up (pretty yah?), cat stamp by Hero Arts (I think....can't find it now), Copics, and ribbon from Walmart. Simple huh? And only a few "ingredients."

When you untie the bow, it opens up and you can write your message on the inside. The blue flower is a cut out from the DP and I leaf punch is by EK.

Okie dokie, glad it's Friday tomorrow....start of the L-O-N-G weekend. YAY!!! Have a good one.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Kitty Card Set

Hey Peeps, did you order your Sister Stamps yet? I think they're gonna sell like HOTcakes. Click here to see the first release and deets on this sizzling HOT new line.

Hop over to Debi's for 3 chances to win individual Sister Stamps stamps with other goodies. Also, you can enter a chance to win the entire set on Sister Stamps blog. You have until June 30....that's tomorrow.

About a week or so ago, I made this HK purse for my dear friend. The template is from a cereal bar box with part of it cut off. It fits 6 cards and envelopes perfectly. It's similar to a prior post though the strap is different on this one.

Tucked inside is a set of HK cards. Each has a different image. Here's one of them....

And here are the rest.

Alrighty, hope you're all having a crafty week.

Only 4 more days before I pick up my Sister Stamps. Feels like 4 months. LOL. :-)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Flower for You and Cards for OWH

Hi Peeps,
Hope you all had a GREAT weekend! I'm so happy. I went to the doc yesterday to get my blood test results for my cholesterol. I couldn't believe it when he it's 150. Woo-hoo, skip, jump, cartwheels. This is great because at one point a couple of years ago, it was up to 249. Sure scared the heck out of me. Been eating a LOT of fresh veggies and fruits.

Anyhoo, got to ink up a Sarah Kay digi this weekend and made 6 cards using the same image. I'm really getting hooked on distressing. For this card, I distressed the butterfly and leaves...just love the effect.

Other supplies used were Copics, Spellbinder dies, DP by DCWV, "Friends" stamp by Lockhart Stamp (got it at a garage sale), leaf punch by EK, roses by Prima, cherry blossom by Wild Orchid, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by e. and embossing powder.

The following cards are for Operation Write Home (OWH) using the same image. Since there are guidelines to follow such as no small embellies that may fall off, I kept them simple.

The "Thinking of You" stamp is by Stampin Up.

Alrighty, hope you have a WONDERFUL week. Only 6 more days before I pick up my Sister Stamps stamps. I'm READY. LOL.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Farewell Card

My dear attorney friend on Oahu is leaving so I thought I'd send her a farewell card. This image of Bouquet Birgitta reminds me of her because she's very, very, sweet.'

While at Island Scrapbooking the other weekend, I was looking for "something" that Birgitta could sit on. When I saw this stone wall stamp by CC Designs, I had to get it. Neat yah? Actually, I was planning to use another Birgitta stamp but since Bouquet Birgitta had matching flowers, I decided to use her instead.

Then there's that cute little pooch who reminds me of our Buddy. Had to add him in.
Here's a peek inside the card.

Other supplies for front of card: Doggie stamp by Dandelion Designs, border and grass punch by Martha Stewart, DP by DCWV, "Just for You" stamp by Hero Arts, Spellbinder die, buttons.

Inside: Sticker by Sticko, sentiment by Hooks, Line & Inkers (an oldie by goodie).


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hey Peeps,
Check out these sweet, cute, precious, darling, and adorable stamps. Wanna add them to your collection? Click here for details. My friend Jenny and her sister, Denise are debuting their first release on their new line of stamps.

I can't wait to get my hands on them and start pumping out some cards, etc.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Asian Thank You Card

I've been eyeing this DP stack by S.E.I. for quite some time at Ben Franklin and finally couldn't resist so with the last 40% off coupon they offered, I bought it. They had the 12" x 12" and
6" x 6 1/2". I chose the smaller stack, otherwise the design was much too large for cards. This design is my favorite and there wasn't much I needed to add. Making a card can't get much simpler that this. I think I'll send this one to my Mom.

Other supplies: "Thinking of You" stamp by Stampin' Up, Distress Ink, Ribbon with gold trim, button, and carpet thread.

Four more days till the weekend.....who's counting?

Have a great week.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

Hope you all had a great weekend that included time to craft.

I ended up spending a couple of hours reorganizing my craft area. It was "tornado-struck" again. Guess I was procrastinating making a card today since I had to make a sympathy card. Like many of you, it's the hardest kind to make because it's never a happy event.

Our friend lost her husband a week ago. He was only young. I thought using my crane image would be nice since it signifies strength.

I lined the inside with vellum paper. Also, taped the vellum to the card with a special double-sided tape so it would show through. It's by Scotch. The image was inked with Brilliance and it took about 30 minutes to dry in our "damp" environment.

The crane stamp is by Curtis' Collection, "With Sympathy" and the sentiment inside are by Hero Arts, Distress Ink, and gold embossing powder by Stamp n Stuff.

Hope you all have a super great week. :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Popcorn Anyone?

Taking a little break from Brigitta for a bit to enjoy some popcorn. Ummm, crunch, crunch.
This stamp is from the Magnolia line....doesn't it look yummy? I made it for my June Secret Sister Swap. Hope Jayne is enjoying her little treat.
When you untie the bow and pull the ribbon up, out comes the pkg. of popcorn.

Other Supplies: DP by Colorbox (Walmart), Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, "Treat Yourself" image by Stampendous, ribbon, rhinestones.

Enjoy your weekend and hope it's a crafty one.

Goodies from "Flat Leilani"

Hey Peeps, happy Friday.

Wanted to share the goodies I was so lucky to win from Ben Franklin's "Flat Leilani" giveaway.
Thanks Joy for the super great "toys." Included in the pkg. was a couple of items from the Smash line which Joy said is one of the hottest new things crafters are searching for. They just got some in so if you're looking for them, better dash over to BF before the sell out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"I Love You" cards for Operation Write Home (OWH)

Gee, is it only Tuesday today? Feels like it should be Wednesday. :-) Hope you're all have a great week!

Yay....I finally finished this batch of cards for OWH. There should actually be 10 cards but I messed up on one. It was really minor but since my son noticed the little spot, I thought I'd save it as my sample. Shucks.

I love CC Design stamps. They're so cute and fun to color... though I gotta admit, this was quite a wonder it took me so long. LOL. Hope our troops will enjoy the cards.

Supplies: "Fall Birgitta" stamp by CC Designs, Copic markers, Spellbinder dies, puncy by Fiskars, "I Love You" stamp by ??? (sorry, tossed the pkg.), embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Sizzix, DP by DCWV and Stampin' Up, Distress Ink, and flourescent pink embossing powder by Zing.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Envelope Card with Sweet Pixie Birgitta

Hope you're all enjoying the nice L-O-N-G weekend with time to craft.

I recently saw a tutorial for this card on Whiff of Joy and had to try it. Oh, it was so easy and fun.

The card insert has a matching sunflower which I just stamped, colored, and cut out from the Sweet Pixie Birgitta stamp as shown on the front of the card.

Other supplies used were: DP by Stampin' Up, Copic markers, Distress Ink, lace punch by Fiskars, flowers by Prima, tab and leaf punch by McGill.

Happy Sunday and thank you for stopping by. :-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Hooray, one more work day, then it's a LONG weekend. Can't wait!!!

Super quick post as I need to "attack" the pile of clothes waiting to be ironed. Blah. Here's a card I made for my friend / co-worker.

Supplies: Emma by CC Designs, DP by Stampin' Up, Spellbinder Dies, Copic markers, Happy Birthday stamp by Hero Arts, Medallion Punch by Martha Stewart, Leaf punch by EK, Flower by Prima, and Brad.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kimono Girls

Happy Sunday!!! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Can you believe we had snow on Mauna Kea June???? What's happening????

I want to share a card I made for Kris using much of the goodies I won from Jenny's candy. I'm really loving the washi paper. I've never used it till recently. Thanks Jenny....and for telling me I can iron them. :-)

Here are the "ingredients" for this card:
Washi paper
Images by My Little Shoe Box
Cherry Blossom and stamen punch by Punch Bunch
Spellbinder dies
Word window punch by Stampin' Up
Leaf punch by EK
Copic markers
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

Enjoy your evening and hope you all have a fabulous week!!! :-)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Inspired by Song" Challenge

After realizing what the next theme was for the Lollipop Crafts Challenge would be, I thought, OMG, what in the world can I create? Well, it was the Memorial Day weekend and the song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" came to mind....then the "lightbulb" went on. LOL.

It's about a soldier who sent a letter to his sweetheart telling her he's coming home but he's unsure if she still wants him. If she does, he asked her to tie a yellow ribbon around the ole oak tree.

Here's part of the lyrics......
...If you still want me,
Oh, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree.
It's been three long years, do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, I'll stay on the bus,
forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree.

He then asked the bus driver to look for him as he can't bear to see what he might see, then the whole bus starts cheering because there were 100 yellow ribbons on the oak tree.

With that in mind, I came up with this card.....

Would you like to enter the challenge? If so, hop over to Lollipop Crafts for the deets. Have fun!! BTW, this challenge ends on 6/29/11 and the DT is taking a much deserved break. Thanks DT for the fun challenges. I'm having a blast.

Tree and hedgehog stamp by Penny Black
Sun and "Happy Day" stamp by Hero Arts
Daisy stamp by Imaginations
Copic markers
Paper by Stampin' Up
Spellbinder dies
Fence and grass punches by Martha Stewart
Distress Ink
Stickers by Sticko

As mentioned in my previous post, if you'd like to support our troops overseas in a fun and creative way, please check out Operation Write Home for details.