Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Country Girl - Sugar

Are any of you football fans? Over the weekend my sons got together all eager and gung ho to do their Fantasy Football picks. Each with their computers and the others on the league logged on, they were half way thru when the power went out. OMG, they were like "WHAT???? THIS IS NOT HAPPENING!!!!!" Well, it was well over 3 hours before the power was restored. They ended up with players being automatically picked for them. Oh boy, talk about timing. :-)

This week's Lollipop Challenge #46 is called "Recycle It." Hmmmm, that's a good one. I got Country Girl "Sugar" at the Island Scrapbooking garage sale so she is being recycled. Thank you to whoever sold it. :-) If you'd like to enter the challenge, you still have time. Click here for details.

Other supplies:
DP - Echo Park Paper Co.
Spellbinder dies
Copic markers
Scallop Trim Border punch - Stampin' Up
Distress Ink
Leaf punch - EK
Flowers - Wild Orchids, Prima, Mulberry Bear
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Hero Arts
Lavendar pearls - Kaiser Crafts

Thanks you for hopping over to visit my blog. Have a Scrap Happy Day. :-)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet Thing

Hey, hey bloggers. Hope you're all having an awesome weekend.

I'm really getting hooked on stitching and distressing. Since I no longer have an interest in sewing clothes, I sure love to sew on my card pieces. Probably because I can finish it in minutes rather than hours. Ha-ha. Gosh, I think my sewing is about 24 years old and that clunker is still going. Mom gave me hers too so if mine ever "kicks the bucket", at least I have a back-up. Yay.

"Sweet Thing" stamp is by Penny Black. Isn't she sweet holding her yummy cupcake? The corner punch is by MS which I punched and cut so its inverted on the card. Does that make sense? :-)
Other supplies:
Happy Birthday stamp - Viva Las Vegasstamps
DP - Stampin' Up and Echo Park Paper Co.
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Distress Ink
Spellbinder dies
Twine - Jillibean
Dew Drops
Pears - Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by and hope you HAVE A SCRAPPY DAY!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just for You

Hello All,
Every night, I "read" before I sleep. Read meaning my craft magazines....LOL. I came across this circle card in one of the Paper Crafts issues and just had to try it. Oh, soooo simple. Now that the holidays are coming around, I'm trying to decide on a design for my Christmas cards to send to friends and family. I knew this would happen....at first I chose to make easel cards. But now that I made this circle card, I may choose that. Wait till tomorrow, it'll probably be something else.....ha-ha. :-)

Here's the sentiment on the inside.

Supplies: DP by Echo Park Paper Co., embossing folder by Cuttlebug, Spellbinder dies, edge punch by Stampin' Up, leaf punch by McGill, flower by Prima, ribbon by Offray, "Just for You" sentiment by Hero Arts, Pearls by Kaiser Craft, Inside sentiment by Stampin' Up, and butterfly punch by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a crafty day / evening. :-)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hi Crafty Bloggers! Are you all enjoying the long weekend? Hubby and I made a "Costco run" yesterday. For those of you who don't live on the Big Island, that's about a 100 mile drive to the one and only Costco here on our island. Sure hoping that a warehouse store will open one day in my lifetime on our end of the island. But it was a nice drive on a beautiful day.

Grace was my August C.A.T.S. (Cards and Tag Swap) partner. I made this Zig Zag Fold cards for her using the Friends clear stamp set by Dandelion Design and DP by Dilly Dally (floral and plaid), and Doodlebug (cherries). I've had this punch by EK for quite some time and thought it's small design would be perfect to accent the edges. The card was topped off with a dragonfly bling by Jolee's. Oh yah, after I took this pix, I realized it was supposed to use ribbon on the card.....DUH, so I added it to the front panel, mailed it, then realized I forgot to take the "updated" pix. Must be having senior moments. Anyhoo, I hope Grace likes the card and tag. :-)
Here a pix of the tag from the same Friends set. The grass and butterfly punches are by MS, little cloud punch by Punch Bunch, and ribbon by Offray.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

July Secret Sister Swap

Oh, lookie here. Isn't this the cutest calendar? I got this a few weeks ago from Cyndi and TOTALLY love it. She was my July Secret Sister. Sorry, I'm a bit late in posting. Of course, as soon as I opened the pkg., I'm like 'WOW, HOW CUTE!!!!" Now it's time to stick it onto our 'fridge. THANKS CYNDI.

Here are more goodies Cyndi shared with me. Love the mesh brads, stamp, bling, and awesome HK card. Oh, feels like Christmas. :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A "Kiyomi" Caddy

Happy Saturday Peeps!!! Hoping you all enjoyed some sunshine today. We sure got our share of rain. That's OK, no need to water the yard. :-)

A few weeks ago, I got this Sizzix caddy die from J's Knicknacks. Oh, it's so super easy to assemble....no need instructions. LOL. There were a couple of flowers and little stem with leaves but for this project I chose not to use them so the focus would be on Kiyomi.

The red dotted DP is by Doodlebug. I'm unsure of the pink DP though. Both are from Island Scrapbooking. I thought the size of the caddy was perfect for Kiyomi chasing after the butterfly
in the grass (punch by Martha Stewart).

I made three caddies and filled them with a Hello Kitty pen and Post Its from Las Vegas to share with Michele at Island Scrapbooking, Jenny, and my hairdresser. This was quick and simple.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Aloha from Beautiful Hawaii

Happy Hump Day All!! Just two more days till the weekend. Who's counting?

Oh, I'm so excited about this card. This is my first Hawaii themed card. Here's Welcome Birgitta by CC Designs holding her pretty plumeria lei. I wanted to surround her with some tropical flowers and leaves so I started by punching a bunch of flowers that resembles the plumeria. It's an "oldie but goodie" punch by EK. I then distressed the edges to give it a 2-toned blended look just like the real flower. The monstera leaves (the two big ones) are from a clear leaf stamp set by Hero Arts.

You know what....I think I do have an addiction to leaves. Aside from this stamp set, I decided to count how many leaf punches I have in my stash. OMG, I have 9, plus 3 dies. What's up with that? Is there a name for such an addiction?

Exception....see those four pretty leaves on the left side? They're not from my stash of punches. I got them from Island Scrapbooking (IS). Pretty huh? I think they're laser cut. Is that right Michele? The word "Aloha" is also laser cut from IS. Michele used glitter paper. Love the sparkle.

I'm entering this card in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge #43. This weeks challenge is "monochromatic." At first, I was like "Huh?" But after reading about it, I thought that was a terrific idea. All you need to do is use varying shades of the same color. How easy is that? If you'd like to join in on the fun, click here for the details. BTW, the dark pink background actually has stripes in two different shades. Hope you can see them.

Other supplies used: DP by K & Co., Copics, Spellbinder die, edge punch by Stampin' Up, grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps, other 2 leaf punches (one in Birgitta's hair) by Punch Bunch (from J's Knicknacks), embossing powder, and Glitter Dome (flower centers) also from J's Knicknacks.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you all HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY. Aloooooha! :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hanging Birdhouse

Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent hemming a bunch of tops I got in Vegas that were a bit too long. Also, tons of ironing ..... again. Like the saying goes, "A woman's work is never done." But I got to do some crafting....yay and finished this card tonight.

I found this birdhouse stamp by CC Design at Island Scrapbooking so cute, it was a "must have."
The birds are from a stamp by Inkadinkado that I got at a garage sale and when I bought it, I really had no idea how I'd use it. But I think it's perfect for this card.

I'm not sure if you can see the glitter on the center of the flowers but they are called Glitter Dome which I recently bought at J's Knicknacks on Oahu.
Other supplies:
Spellbinder die
Distress Ink
Flower punch - EK
Branch - Sizzix

Saturday, August 6, 2011

July C.A.T.S. Swap

Hi Peeps. Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. It's so nice to be back into my weekend routine again. Of course that means shopping at Ben Franklin and Island Scrapbooking. Got to pre-order Sister Stamps today. Can't wait to get my hands on them. "Only" four more weeks to go before I pick them up. LOL. :-)

I'm glad to say I received the refund from Bell Trans today so I can put that behind me now. Yay!

I want to share the card and tag I received from Elena who was my July C.A.T.S. partner. I was in awe by her triangular tri-fold card. The "rule" for July was to create a card and tag with red, white, and blue and she created this very sweet and patriotic card. Cute huh?

Below is the inside of the card which she cleverly added a pocket and inserted a set of clear stamps. How neat is that? I love it.

Here's the matching tag. I really like how she cut a white and red border.....good idea. I'll keep that in mind.

Thanks Elena!!!!

If you're interested in joining in on the fun, check out Joy's blog for details.

Hope you all Have a Scrap Happy Day crafting.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pretty Floral Thank You Card

Thanks for your comments regarding my vacation mishap regarding the shuttle ride back to McCarran Airport in Vegas. Just an FYI, I called Bell Trans and spoke to the Gen. Mgr. who will be sending me a reimbursement check very soon. Thank goodness, now I can concentrate on crafting. LOL.

BTW, have any of you seen the Beatles show in Vegas (in the Miracle Mile Shopping Mall next to Planet Hollywood?) If not, I would highly recommend it. When my hubby first suggested it, I really thought it wouldn't be so great as I couldn't imagine a group being as talented as they were. Boy was I wrong. I TOTALLY ENJOYED IT.

After doing TONS of laundry, I finally got to do some crafting tonight. Actually, I started making card before leaving for Vegas but just didn't have enough time to finish till tonight. It's a good thing though because I got to use one of my new leaf punches that I got from J's Knicknacks on Oahu.

The pretty flower by Prima is from my BFF who recently sent me a WHOLE BUNCH. Check 'em out. WOW!!!! Super sweet HAPPY MAIL.

Other supplies:

DP by Stampin' Up
Thanks So Much stamp by Hero Arts from Ben Franklin.
Border punch by EK from Ben Franklin.
Distress Ink from Island Scrapbooking
Ribbon from Walmart

Oh, just remembered that Target just opened in Hilo the other week. Gotta check it out this weekend.

Alrighty, thank you for stopping by and Have a Scrap Happy Day.