Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hello Kitty Calendars

Hello Peeps!!!

Here are some calendars I made to enclose with my Christmas cards this year. I enjoy giving a "little something" along with the card. Since my cousin requested another magnetic calendar, I whipped these up using assorted washi paper.

Alrighty, quick post today. Need to attack the "to do" list which is long.

Thank you very much for popping in. Hope you Have a Scrap Happy Day.


Karen :-)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dancing Miyono

Woo hooooo, one more day till the weekend. Hope you're all having a fantastic week!

I got to ink up Miyono last night. Doesn't she look like she's dancing? Let's just pretend she's at the Bon Dance. :-) Hmmm, maybe I'll use THIS layout for the Christmas cards I'll be sending to family and friends. See, I knew this would happen, I keep changing my mind. Soon I'll have to really have to decide and start getting my pieces cut. I have to make "only" about 45. Yikes!

Here's a partial side view. Nice and simple.

Supplies: "Miyono" by Sister Stamps Release #2, Copics, Spellbinder dies, washi paper, cherry blossom and buds by Wild Orchids, roses by Prima, leaf punches by Punch Bunch, and Distress Ink.

Thanks for hopping onto my blog for a visit. HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!! :-)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Have a Purrfect Day

My son's girlfriend recently celebrated her birthday. They have 2 cats, Eli and Ripley. Being a cat lover, I thought I'd make her a "kitty" card.

I better make this a quickie post so I can get a bunch of things done before Hawaii Five-O. It was such a LONG wait for the new season to start. I can't wait to see what'll happen.

Supplies: Stamp and sentiment by Penny Black, DP by Echo Park, Spellbinder dies, Copics, Distress Ink, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Hero Arts, and paw stickers.

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Awesome Swaps

Are you all enjoying your weekend? I've been keeping busy the past several days making mini magnetic 2012 calendars which I'll enclose with my Christmas cards. Hmmm, but I'm contemplating whether I should post them before or after I mail my Christmas cards. :-)

Are you like me.....love space and having things organized (though that's not always how things are)? Well, this morning, I attempted to put this huge container of Whey (a protein powder) away into my kitchen cabinet that my son left on the counter. Well, I definitely needed more space in the cabinet, and wouldn't you know......the next thing I knew, just about everything came out of the cabinets such as some unused pots and pans that were boxed, and I ended up doing a major reorganization. It wasn't on my "to do" list but it sure feels GOOD to have things organized. YAY!!!!!

I want to share pix of some totally awesome swaps I received recently. First up is a "watermelon" themed card, tag, and envelope from Grace who was my C.A.T.S. (Card and Tag Swap) partner for August. Don't you think they're "yummily" cute? Makes me wish I bought a watermelon at the market yesterday.

And she was sooooo generous and enclosed these awesome RAKS. Thanks Grace. :-)

Next up is a pretty card and matching tag from Denise who was my C.A.T.S. partner for this month. I have that flower stamp set from Stampin' Up too. I love how stamped them on various colored CS and accented them with pearls. You know, I've seen this punch at Ben Franklin several times but really wanted to see something created with it first. Now, I must definitely add it to my wish list. Pretty huh?

She also included a Happy Birthday cupcake clear stamp set. I was really thrilled because I sold my Hero Arts set at the last Island Scrapbooking garage sale then thought, hmmmm, maybe I should've hung on to it a bit longer. So this made my day. Thanks Denise. :-)

If you'd like to join in the fun, click here to see the deets on Joy's blog. Thru the end of September, you can sign up for October, November, and December.

Lastly, Shirl was my Secret Sister for September coordinated by Kris. She sent me a checkbook cover and matching tag. Super sweet!!!

I love the mini stamp sets she so generously included too. Check them out.....aren't they cool?

Thank you Shirl. :-) If you'd like to sign up for this fun swap, click here to see the deets on Kris' blog.

Hope to get some major craft production accomplished today. Crossing my fingers.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you all HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Secret Sister Swap

Hey there, hope you all had a fantastic day.

My secret sister for September was Danni and here's the card I made for her. I inked up "Lucy and Kitty" by Sarah Kay, an image I used on a previous post quite some time ago. But I just LOVE Sarah Kay stamps so I thought I'd ink this one up again. It's one of my favorites. I did a lot of distressing on just about all the pieces including the flower and ribbon for a bit of a vintage finish.

If you'd like to join in this fun swap, click here for the deets on Kris' blog.

Other supplies:
Spellbinder dies
Embossing folder
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Paw punch by EK
Flowers by Prima
Leaf punches by McGill and Punch Bunch
Corrugated paper
Distress Ink
Pearls by Queen & Co.

Alrighty, hope you all have a great tomorrow and thank you VERY MUCH for stopping by.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sweet Ayako

Just inked up Ayako (1 of 4 new images from Sister Stamps - Release #2) the other day and finished this card last night. Isn't she sweet? I'm totally loving the washi paper too. This one is from Island Scrapbooking. Put the two together and it's just perfect for an Asian theme. My friend Marcia gave me a card with a pocket a while ago and I thought it would be perfect to feature Ayako.

The hole for the pocket is made by using the word punch by Stampin' Up. I needed to mark the backside of the lavendar cardstock and punch it twice to get the width that I wanted.
Pull the tab and out comes a card that you can write your message on. BTW, the characters mean "Arigato", thank you in Japanese. It's by Mari & Me.

Hmmm, maybe I'll use this idea to make my Christmas cards to send to family and friends. I only need to make 45. Yikes. But I'm still getting wishy-washy. Ha-ha.

Other supplies used:


Tab punch by Stampin' Up

Thanks for popping in for a visit. Hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Nobu

Whew, I finally got my hands on one of my new Sister Stamps which I picked up this past weekend at Island Scrapbooking. Thought I'd start with Nobu because I envisioned him playing outdoors, next to a big tree, and some rocks which are stamps I recently bought at the Island Scrapbooking garage sale. Again, whoever sold them, THANK YOU!!! I love 'em LOTS. I'm actually having fun creating "scenes." Adding patches of grass seems to give it a 3D look. Gotta admit, coloring black hair is a challenge but I was quite happy with how this one turned out. Not quite there yet, but getting the hang of it.

"Nobu" - Sister Stamps
Tree and tall patch of grass - Patchwork Pals
Rocks - Hero Arts
Short blade grass - Viva Las Vegasstamps
Bird - Stampin' Up (I think)
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Sun - Hero Arts
Cloud stickers
Distress ink

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"You're a Tweet Heart"

Happy Sunday Peeps!!! Hope you're all enjoying the nice LONG weekend.

Being in a family with all boys, they transformed me into a UH football fanatic. We've been anxiously waiting for football season to start. Also, we plan a little menu for each game. Yesterday the boys and my son's girlfriend made a chili dip with Nachos, Mac & Cheese, and Fried Chicken. Thank goodness because I ran my usual weekend errands with 16 stops (record-breaking) but did get to make a pot of Bird Nest Soup and a large bowl of tossed salad.

OMG, the 2nd half was a nail-biter but we're all so happy that the Warriors pulled off a winning game against Colorado. Whew....wipe off the sweat. LOL. Our house is very noisy during football season.....mostly my hubby. Oh he gets so "involved." Ha-ha.

I want to share this card that I made for my September C.A.T.S. partner Denise. We needed to make a card using flowers. Coincidentally, I was just about done with this card when I received Joy's email, so I just added the flower embellies and was able to send it out in a jiffy. :-)

Here's a matching tag.

Supplies: Bird, tree trunk, squirrel, branch, tree, bird house, and sentiment stamps are from a set I got at the Island Scrapbooking garage sale and I think it's a Stampin' Up set. Hope that's right. The pooch is by Dandelion Design (my fave doggie stamp as it reminds me of our pooch, Buddy). Flower embellies, copies, fence and grass punch by Martha Stewart, DP by K & Co., and heart-shaped confetti by Sulyn Industries.

Alrighty ladies, thanks a "mil" for stopping by. HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.