Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Warm Hello

My mom recently sent me some crafty things she made along with these foam flowers. I checked my bin that was hiding on my upper shelf and found this flourish die by Sizzix which I must've had for a couple of year. Gee, I think it's time to put it to use. Hmmm, I wonder what else is hiding.

Supplies: Stripe embossing folder by Stampin' Up which I just got last week. I love stripes. Also, Spellbinder dies, "A Warm Hello" stamp and rhinestones by Hero Arts, Bumblebee brad by Eyelit Outlet.

Hope you all HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pretty Orchid

Here's a card I made for my mom, something simple, just like her. She loves orchids so I think thi s would be perfect. I can't believe I cut out the image as it's quite intricate.....don't think I'll do that again with this image.....LOL.

Supplies: Orchid stamp by Stampendous, Copics, Spellbinder dies, DP by K & Company, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, and Dew Drops.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"You Are Special"

Hope you're all having a great day.

I think my mojo is slowly coming back to life....LOL. I've been skimming thru my magazines for ideas and tweaked this one from Paper Crafts.

Supplies: DP by K & Co., "You Are Special" stamp by Hook, Line & Inkers (an oldie but goodie), Flower stamp and punch by Stampin' Up, Leaf punch by EK, doggie stamp by Dandelion Designs, Distress Ink, Copics, and twine.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Just for You"

I think my mojo is malfunctioning so I'm posting this flap card I made a couple of months ago. Nice to have some hidden extras stored for moments like this. LOL.

The cute little bear image is by Dandelion Designs. This has got to be one of the fastest images I've colored because it's really tiny. :-)

Here's a pic of the inside. This flower image is also by Dandelion Designs.

Other supplies used: Spellbinder dies, DP by Stampin' Up, "Just for You" stamp by Hero Arts, Copics, and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Cat Lover Friend

Hey there, hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Yesterday, I ran my usual errands. Also, got to go to Island Scrapbooking and did a make 'n take by Jenny (Sister Stamps). The "arigato" card is the same one on her blog with cute Kiyomi and butterflies. I had to get a new heating gun too at Ben Franklin for embossing since mine broke last weekend. Gee, I must've over worked it as I always emboss my images to give it that nice shiny effect.

Here's a card I just finished for my friend. She's a cat-lover so I tried to use whatever I had that's related to cats. The image is by Penny Black. To give it a bit of a 3-D effect, I used my
X-Acto knife to cut a tiny hole above the kitty's paw, then inserted the rose bud stems. They are by Wild Orchid. The edge is distressed with "Spun Sugar" by Distress Ink. I created a strap using my "paw" punch by EK, then taped the "paw" ribbon over it. You can't really see the actual paw, but my friend will see the full design when she looks in the back of the strap. I found the ribbon at Walmart. I had that metal piece that reads 'Cats leave paw prints in our hearts' for quite some time and thought it would be perfect for this card though I can't remember where I got it from.
Here's the inside of the tri-fold card. This image is also by Penny Black. The sentiment is from Viva Las Vegasstamps. Have you been there before? It's hard to find but that little store had hundreds (if not thousands) of stamps. You gotta allow a lot of time to browse thru every one.

And here's the removable strap.

Other supplies used were Copic markers, grass stamp, DP by Bella Press from Island Scrapbooking, and Spellbinder dies.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your Sunday and have a fabulous week.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kiyomi with the "Shaker"

Hey All, hope you had a great day! Just putting up a quick post as I have a "ton" of laundry to fold and iron....oh joy.

I joined CATS (Cards and Tag Swap) for the first time and we had to make a card and tag using red, white, and blue. Here's the shaker card I made for my partner, Elena. Hope she likes it.

And here's the tag.

Supplies: "Kiyomi" stamp by Sister Stamps, clear plastic sheets by Paper Accents, Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, border punch by Friskars, embossing folder by Cutlebug, confetti by Paper Art, microbeads by Martha Stewart, rhinestones, buttons and rhinestone lace (from Walmart), and carpet thread.

Duty calls....hope you all have a fun and crafty evening. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mei Li Ringing in 2012

Hee-hee, OK, I know I'm jumping the gun here with my 2012 calendar creations. But I'm having fun and me being me, I LOVE getting a head start on things.....especially when I need to make a lot. I'm still trying to decide on my Christmas card design.....think, think, think.

Last night, I created an easel calendar. Thought this would make a nice desk decor too with smiling Mei Li by Sister Stamps. Here's a slight side-view.

And here's a close up.

Other supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinder dies, DP by Bella Press, Distress Ink, Calendar by AIP / Vippie, Flowers by Wild Orchids, leaf punch by EK, and pop-up-dots.

Happy Hump Day all and thank you very much for stopping by. :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hana Hou (Encore) ..... Kiyomi

Hi All....did you have a crafty weekend? I can't seem to get enough of my new Sister Stamps. I love to enclose a "little something" with my Christmas cards so today, I created my first 2012 calendar "gift."

As you can see, I'm getting hooked on washi paper and LOVE this bold yet bright print which I got at Ben Franklin a few months ago. I'm so happy Island Scrapbooking got their calendars in too so I can get a head start on my little "gifts."

By now, I'm sure many of you know this little girl is Kiyomi of the new Sister Stamps line that just debuted on 7/1/11. She's such a cutie.

Here's a bit of a side view.

Other supplies used: Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, 2012 calendar by AIP (or Vippie), and rhinestones.

Hope you all have a great week and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Flower for Linda

Hooray, it's Friday!!! I'm hoping to get some crafting done this weekend. Hope you'll be able to also.

Coincidentally, Linda was my Secret Sister for June and I'm hers for July. The theme for this month is "flower" so I thought it'd be perfect to use my new Flower 3-D Flip Up die by Sizzix which I got at Ben Franklin recently. I must admit that I had several "HUH???" moments trying to figure out the instructions that were enclosed. Luckily, a website was noted on the instructions which I hopped onto and WOW, the tutorial was excellent. If you happen to have a die and can't understand the instructions or perhaps missing instructions for a die you may have inherited from someone, you must visit There's a bunch of tutorials on that site. GREAT DISCOVERY!!!

Here's the fun part....when you pull the stem down, the flower opens up. Isn't that cute?

Other supplies: grass and butterfly punches by Martha Stewart, blue dotted DP by K & Company, "thank you" stamp by Stampendous, flower and snail puffy stickers by Sticko, pearls by Kaiser Craft and smile stickers in the center of the flowers....sorry, I tossed the pkg. so I'm not sure of the brand.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Scrap Happy weekend. :-)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

June Secret Sister Swap

Hi All, wow, the week is flying by so quickly...yay!

I want to share this pretty card I received from my Secret Sister Linda for June. Isn't it sweet? Plus, it's in one of my favorite colors.

She also went the extra mile with the inside. Don't you just love the border punch?

Thanks Linda.....I LOVE the card.

Happy Crafting everyone!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Warm Welcome for Mei Li

Hello All,
Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend with friends, family, and good eats. Did anyone see the fireworks show?

I'm still feeling the buzz with the new Sister Stamps line. Did you get yours yet? Oh, they're so cute and such happy little girls. I've been blog hopping, checking Facebook, and saw some totally awesome "jaw-dropping" creations. I don't know how many times I said, "WOW!"

Thought I'd create an easel card to feature Mei Li. The washi paper is by Paper Intelligence. Ohh, I'm really getting hooked on washi paper lately too.

Other supplies used were Copics, border punch by Martha Stewart, Spellbinder dies, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, laser cut "Thank You" from Island Scrapbooking, dew drops, Distress Ink, leaf punch by McGill, gold pearl spiral from Hand to Hand Crafts in Hilo, word punch, sentiment stamp by Stampin' Up, roses by Prima, and cherry blossom by Wild Orchids.

Jenny, I'm ready for the next release. Hee-hee.

Happy Crafting All!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Welcome Mei Lin

Hey Peeps.'s your long weekend going? Hope you're all getting some craft time in.

Aside from household chores (a woman's work is never done), I managed to bake some Banana Bread and finish my card featuring Mei Lin from the new and HOT Sister Stamps line.

As mentioned in one of my previous post, I'm really getting addicted to distressing. Just love the effect.

I'm entering this card in the Stamp and Create blog too. This month's challenge calls for ribbon and bows. Click here for details.

Other supplies: DP by K & Co., Copics, Spellbinder dies, "Pointed Flower" and leaf punch by EK, Distress Ink, grosgrain ribbon, Cherry Blossom by Wild Orchids, pink flowers from Mulberry Bear, Dew Drops, and rhinestones in Mei Lin's hair and in the center of the pinwheel. Can you see them? :-)

Alrighty, now to create something to welcome Mei Li.

Thanks a bundle for stopping by and happy crafting.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dancing "Kiyomi"

Happy Saturday All,
YAY, today was a very exciting day for me because I got to pick up my Sister Stamps at Island there just after the door opened.

Several nights ago, I started making this card so all I needed to do when I got my stamps was to ink up Kiyomi and place her onto the card. So here's my first card.

It's Obon Dance season now so I thought I'd take Kiyomi dancing. Isn't she sweet?

The stamps come mounted and the rubber is deep cut which I love. Also, the size is PERFECT.

I'm entering this card in the Lollipop Crafts "Special Summer Challenge" where "anything goes." If you'd like to join in on the fun, you have till July 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. (PST) to submit your entry. Click here for the details.

Also entered this card in Crazy 4 Challenges C4C94. This challenge requires a Center Step Card. Click here for the details.

Other supplies I used: Washi paper by Paper Intelligence, Embossing folder by Cuttlebug, cherry blossom and stamen punches by Punch Bunch, Chochin (lantern) stamp by Hero Arts, Copics, Pop Dots, Ribbon, and "Kiyomi" printed on the computer.

Can't wait to create something with Mei Lin and Mei Li.

Thanks for stopping by.