Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Secret Sister Swap from Joy

Hi Friends! Boy, when I went to the post office yesterday, I got a few happy mail. OH JOY.....literally. Check this Treat Holder that Joy (Joy of Crafting) made for me. It's 2-sided and each side has 3 pockets that fit clear plastic tube so perfectly. This would make a great gift or party favors. I couldn't help but case it out. :-) Oh, that candy looks so yummy and will satisfy my sweet-tooth after lunch and dinner. I'm licking my chops now.

Here's the back view with more yummy treats.

Joy also enclosed a pkg. of 12 binder clips labeled January thru December. That's so neat. I've never seen these before. THANK YOU JOY!!!!

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

Thanks you poppin' in for a visit. Have a happy and crafty day.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Basket of Love

Woo-hoo, YAY, the weekend is here. Hoping to get some crafting in for sure. How 'bout you?
Here's a card I sent to my craft pal who's been working very hard. I hope it put a big smile on her face.

Penny Black stamps are one of my faves for sure. Do you see that little heart charm hanging from the bow? I recycled it from a bracelet. Guess you can say I'm going "green."

Short post today as my "to do" list is quite long. I better attack it before it attacks me. LOL.

Supplies: Copic markers, Spellbinder dies, DP by Durham Enterprise, flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid, paper doily by Little Yellow Bicycle, flower punch by EK, leaf punches by Martha Stewart and EK, edge punch by Stampin Up, Distress Ink, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, and ribbon.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you all have a FUN, RELAXING, and most of all CRAFTY weekend.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Card for Abbi

Today I want to share a card I made for Abbi. She is an 11 year old girl from Germany whose mother is a good friend of Danni's. Precious Abbi is suffering from severe seizures and may need to undergo surgery. Please see Danni's blog for details on her card drive. Scroll to her 1/16 post. Let's spread some aloha.

Coincidentally, this card meets the theme the Lollipop Crafts and Wild Orchid challenges this week so I thought I'd enter this special easel card.

And here's a peek with the top folded up to form an easel.

Supplies: Bear image by Penny Black, Copic Markers, flowers by Wild Orchid, Prima, and Mulberry Bear, leaf punches by Punch Bunch and Martha Stewart, paper doily, and "Love" sticker embellishment by K & Co.

Thank you very much for visiting and have a WONDERFUL and CRAFTY day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Miyako Loves You

Hi All,
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend and getting some crafting in. I started this shaker card featuring Miyako from Sister Stamps Release #5 last night and just finished it. YAY!!! She's such a sweetie don't ya think? Of course, Miyako being Japanese, I wanted to give this card an Asian theme so I used another washi paper I got in Japan. Boy, they sell 'em in large sheets so cutting them is a bit of a challenge but I managed. Also, HAD TO add some cherry blossoms (from Wild Orchid).

Other supplies:
Copic Markers
Spellbinder dies
Micro beads by Martha Stewart
Leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Heart confetti by Sulyn Industries
Ribbon by Offray
Button sticker by Sticko
Clear Plastic Sheet by Paper Accent
Double stick mounting tape by Scotch

Thanks for popping in. I always appreciate your visits.

Have a Scrap Happy Day

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cute Yoshimi

Hi Peeps!!! I just finished my card featuring Yoshimi from Sister Stamps Release #5. Isn't she a cutie? I'm so tempted to add a yellow bow and maybe some flowers but since I'm entering this card in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge #63, I need to refrain from doing so as the theme for this week's challenge is "no embellishments." Ohh, that IS a challenge. LOL . Since Girl's Day is coming up, I thought I'd choose a theme with an Asian flair using washi paper that I bought in Japan. I also embossed the red background with the Cuttlebug embossing folder. The "Happy Girl's Day" stamp is by Dandelion Designs. I think I'll give this to my mom.

If you'd like to enter one of your creations, click here for the deets. It's fun!!!

Other supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinder dies, punch by EK, and Distress Ink.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Secret Sister Swap to Kathy

Hello Blogging Friends,
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. It's "Football Saturday" at our home with a whole lotta noise going on. One son can't even sit down to watch. LOL. This morning I ran my usual errands and also picked up my Sister Stamps Release #5. Oh, they are so cute and I can't wait to ink them up.

I want to share this flap card I made for Kathy as I was her Secret Sister for this month. The theme was "Anything Goes." The die is by Sizzix which I got recently and LOVE IT!!! Can't get any easier than this. Just one piece that needs to be folded and decorated. For the front, I inked up this cute bear image by Hook, Lines & Inkers (an oldie but goodie) with Copic markers and surrounded him with flowers by Wild Orchid and Mulberry Bear. Of course, I "had to" add my little pooch by Dandelion Designs. I really like this DP by Prima Marketing because the design is not too busy. Got it at Island Scrapbooking. Other supplies: lace and fern punches by Martha Stewart, Spellbinder dies, grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps, and pointed leaf punch by Punch Bunch.

I decided to put a pocket inside and tuck in a packet of carnation flower seeds. I'm glad Kathy likes the card. She said she'll plant the seeds in her garden. :-) Other supplies for the inside are: brads, edge punch by Friskar, and alphabets which my son gave me for Christmas the other year. OMG, I swear there were thousands of these itty-bitty alphabets that I took me several hours to sort by size. Well worth the time though. Now they're organized. YAY!!!

And here's a pix of the seed packet removed from the pocket.

Would you like to join in this very fun swap? Click here for the deets on Kris' blog.

Thank you for visiting and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"My Sweetie"

I've been seeing a lot of awesome Valentine's Day cards while blog hopping and love is definitely in the air.

I got this cute DP by Bo Bunny at Island Scrapbooking a few weeks ago. Just couldn't resist it.
The Precious Moments image is an "oldie but goodie" that I'll keep forever. Sweet yah? They just never get "old." OK, can you tell, I'll REALLY hooked on stitching my cards. I just wish I didn't have to haul it out of the closet everytime I need to use it. I need a craft room real bad for sure.....dream on.

To give my card more dimension, I used pop dots under the pink piece but I don't think it's very noticable in the pix. Woo-hoo, sure had a lot of fun making this card.

I'm entering this card in the Wild Orchids Challenge "Anything Goes." How fun!!!!

Other supplies: Spellbinder die (Label Eighteen), leaf punch by Punch Bunch, Flowers by Wild Orchids, butterfly punch by EK, "My Sweetie" sticker by K & Co., pearls by Kaiser Crafts, Distress Ink, ribbon, and charm (sorry, I tossed the label).

Thanks again for stopping by. Have a Scrap Happy Day and a crafty one too.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"My Valentine"

Hi Peeps. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had time to craft. Today was "Football Sunday" again at our house. OMG, if you could hear all the noise my hubby and sons made your eyes would probably pop. LOL, they get SOOOOO INVOLVED. Sometimes I think it's more fun watching / listening to them than the game.

Thank you for your comments and prayers regarding our eldest son who caught a nasty "bug" the other week. He'll just fine now. Ohhh, but when he came over today, he showed me his hands and I could see where the "blisters" were as the skin was peeled off. Yikes!!! Thank goodness they're just about healed.

Last night I started on this card and oh boy, I was sure spinning my wheels on this one. After trying this and that, this and that, over and over again, I FINALLY put it together. I think my mojo was in outer space.

I showed it to my son today and he said he wants to give it to his girlfriend especially since they have 2 cats. He asked that I color "Eli" (male) gray with stripes and "Ripley" (female) brown with stripes. I asked him to look for a "love" sentiment on the web so I could print and apply it on the inside.

Yay, Lollipop Crafts is back with Challenge #62-Anything New Goes. I'm entering this card with the two cutie cats which is "new" stamp I got recently. Click here for the deets.

Supplies: Cat image by Penny Black, Stripe DP byDoodle Bug, Red DP (sorry, I used scraps), Spellbinder dies, Copic Markers, Distress Ink, Flowers by Prima, Leaf punch by EK, "My Valentine" stamp by Studio G, lace by Simplicity (Walmart), ribbon by Offray, corner punch by Marvy, heart stickers by Sticko, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.

New Year's Eve, I cooked and cooked, and cooked. And I can't believe I made cone sushi for the first time. I had lunch with my friend Faye the day after Christmas and she gave me some that she made. Ohhhhhh, they were sooooo delicious, I had to ask for the recipe. OMG, talk about "labor of love." This recipe is very time-consuming BUT worth every bite. Nowadays, cone sushi doesn't have much added to the rice as when I was a kid. This has a LOT of stuff inside.
Here's a pix. Are you craving some sushi now?

Thanks for popping in for a visit. Hope you all have a WONDERFUL and crafty week.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Celebration Favor

Hi Peeps!!! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays. I'm glad I "survived." LOL.

Recently, we had litle family dinner at the Imiloa Sky Garden Restaurant in Hilo to celebrate my hubby's birthday and son's graduation. If you ever visit Hilo, this restaurant is a must if you love Prime Rib and Salt and Pepper Shrimp. Everything else from the buffet is yummy too. They even think of people like me by keeping several pieces of well-done slices of Prime Rib in a covered / heated dish. Oh btw, Prime Rib is served on Fridays and Sundays. Are you getting hungry?

I made some favors using a stamp that signifies good luck.

Here's a peek inside. It fits 3 mini Kit Kats perfectly.

And here's five of them. I didn't make one for myself....no need. :-)

Unfortunately, our eldest son and girlfriend couldn't make it. He caught this nasty and icky flu with full-on body ache, headache, fever, and chills. THEN these little bumps started appearing on his nose, hands, and feet. YIKES!!!! In all my years, I've NEVER heard of anything like this. Doc told him that's the type of flu that's going around and it's a virus so he had to just let it run its course. How thoughtful of him to stay home so he wouldn't "share" this "thing" with us. And his girlfriend is very sweet and chose to take care of him. Now that's true love. Otherwise, he'd be eating with a bunch of "blue" people because we'd be holding our breath to avoid catching that "bug." LOL.

Truthfully, we were sad they couldn't make it because it was supposed to be a celebration for her too as she also graduated from college. That's OK though, my cousins from L.A. will be visiting next week so we'll go out then.

Supplies: Box Shaker die by Sizzix, good luck stamp by Mari and Me, Spellbinder dies, Copic Markers, Edge Punch by EK, Washi paper from Japan, Satin Ribbon by Offray, and Distress Ink.

Take care, keep healthy, and thank you VERY MUCH for stopping by.