Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Kawaii" (Cute) Miyoko

 My mojo has been lost in outer space for a while and finally landed so I eagerly inked up cute Miyoko by Sister Stamps with Copics.  I just love her adorable pose.   Popped in to Island Scrapbooking the other weekend and got this fab punch by EK.  Great for the Asian touch.   
Other ingredients:  Washi paper by Paper Intelligence, flowers and buds by Wild Orchid, All Natural Accent, and Inky Impressions, Spellbinder dies, leaf punch by EK, ribbon by Offray, sentiment by Hero Arts, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, and bead charm which I made.
 Here's a close up of the splash of flowers and bead charm....
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Fashionista Challenge - Challenge 5 "Baby or Birthday"
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Recipe 82 "Brilliant Birthdays"
Stampavie and More - Challenge 173 "Birthday"

Thanks for visiting.   Have a happy and crafty day.

Friday, July 27, 2012

An Inspirational Card for the July Secret Sister Swap

Hello Peeps!  Hope you have a fun and crafty weekend ahead.

Here's a card I made for Mary in Florida for the July Secret Sister Swap.   The theme for this month was red, white, and blue which really stumped me since Independence Day is over.  So I thought I'd use this inspirational quote using the color combo.

To add a sparkling touch, I paper pieced the 2 flowers using glitter paper.

Ingredients:  DP and edge punch by Stampin' Up, Sentiment by Stampendous,  "Honeyblossom Sprig" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking,  corner accent by Spellbinder, Spellbinder dies, distress ink, glitter paper, ribbon, button, carpet thread and pearls by Kaiser Craft.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - "All That Glitter"
Cute Card Thursday - "Challenge 227 "So Distressing"
Crafts and Me Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Gorgeous Card from Cuz featuring Sweet Mariko

Oh WOW, more happy mail.  Check out this gorgeous card my cuz sent me.  I TOTALLY LOVE IT.   So funny because after I thanked her via email, she replied saying she's glad the wood piece didn't break during shipping.  I thought, 'Wood piece??? What wood piece???'   Hmmmm, maybe I missed something so I checked the envelope again and found no wood piece.   Then I look at the card more closely and ahhhhh, there it is.  See that tan piece behind Mariko?   It's a super thin piece of wood.   Reeeeally nice and what a clever idea.

Here's a peek inside.  I'm not sure if you can see it but the white piece has a pretty bamboo design.  She used an embossing folder by Darice.   I'm still waiting for mine to arrive at BFC.....hopefully soon.  
Is it Christmas?   She surprised me with a Copic Multiliner  marker and these flower dies.  I had no idea C.C. Designs made dies.   Aren't these cool?   Can't wait to make my own layered flowers and try the multiliner on black hair.  Thanks cuz!!!!!

Thanks for visiting.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thank you Lynn

Happy Aloha Friday Peeps!!!
Today, I'm sharing this thank you card that I made for sweet Lynn.  I was so lucky to have my name randomly drawn and won a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card and a super nice assortment of washi paper which I posted on 6/16.  As a token of my appreciation, I made this card and included a little something for her but sooooo sad to say, she never received it though it was mailed about a month or so ago.  I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that it'll somehow miraculously arrive.   Maybe it's taking a trip around the world first.  LOL. At least Lynn can see what I sent to her on my blog.   I hope you like it Lynn.

Anyhoo, all you crafty crafters, be sure to hop onto her awesome blog here and leave her your sweet comments regularly.   You may be the next lucky winner. 

Supplies for this card:  Frame die "Fancy Square" by Sizzix which I got at Ben Franklin Crafts, "Kiyomi" by Sister Stamps, wisteria flower stamp by Mari and Me, Copics, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, and Dew Drops.

Thanks for stopping by.   Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tags, tags, tags

Hello, hello peeps.  Hope you're all having a great week. 
I want to share these tags I made using some cute mini stamps by Dandelion Designs which my sweet cuz sent me a couple of months ago.    The tag die is by Sizzix which I scored at a garage sale a few months ago.   WOW, this gal had "uku tons" of stuff.  I must've been there for at least 2 hours making sure I didn't miss anything.  I thought I was in heaven.

Supplies for the yellow tag:  Spellbinder die, leaf punch by Martha Stewart, sakura (cherry blossom)flowers by Wiki Caps sold at Photo Crafts, stamen punch by Punch Bunch, and ribbon by Offray.

Supplies for this blue tag:  Washi paper, a frame die by Sizzix, sakura stickers by Gakken Sta-Ful from Japan, leaf punch by Punch Bunch, Spellbinder dies, and Copics.
 Supplies for this pink tag:  Washi paper, edge punch by Stampin' Up, ribbon by Offray.
Thanks for stopping by.   Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thinking of You

Happy Aloha Friday Everyone!  Woo-hoo, it's the weekend....YAY!

Here's a card I made that makes me feel like it's Spring again.   After inking up the flowers, I was stumped as to what I should add to finish it off.   I tried a few bows in different colors but they didn't do.   Ahhhhhh, then I decided to ink up my butterfly stamp and wala, I think it worked.  What do you think?

I used the following for this card:  DP by The Girls Paperie, Copics, "Thinking of You" stamp by Inkadinkado, Butterfly stamp by Hero Arts, Distress Ink, pearls by Kaiser Craft, Dragonfly sticker by Jolee, and rhinestones by Mark Richards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

June Card Swap and Prize from Blog Hop

I'm a bit delinquent in posting this sweet card I received from Cyndi.  We were partners for June in Shirl's Anything Goes Swap.  Love the cute scoops of ice cream in the waffle cone.  Thanks Cyndi.

I was the lucky winner of Eileen's prize in a recent blog hop on Tuesday Alchemy's blog.   Look at all the goodies she sent me.   Awesome cards, tags, and an assortment of postcards.  The book is filled with sewing ideas and I see at least a couple of things I could add to my cards.   Thanks Eileen.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Kenichi and his Best Friend - A card for my June Secret Sister Swap

Wow, can you believe the weekend is here already?   No complaints though.   Hope you all have a fun and crafty one.

Here's the card I made for Theresa in So. Africa.  I was her secret sister.   She just received it so it's safe to post it now.   LOL.  This cute little guy is Kenichi by Sister Stamps.  He and his pooch were inked up with Copics.    To add some dimension, I added some "rocks" which is a  stamp by Hero Arts.  Gotta keep it Asian so I also used my Cuttlbug embossing folder with an oriental design.  The corner accent is from the "Architectural Accent" set by Sizzix.  
Other supplies:  Sentiment typed on the computer, Spellbinder dies, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Kaiser Craft, and Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Scrap Happy Day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Geisha Emma" for my Cuz

A quick post today.  Here's a card I made for my sweet cuz.  I inked up Geisha Emma by C.C. Designs with Copics and made her "Japanese" with black hair.   LOL.   I can't resist flowers.  For this card, I put a cherry blossom by Wild Orchid on 2 layers of white mulberry flowers by e.  Adding to the Asian theme, I used my embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the red background.
Other supplies:  "Arigato" stamp by Mari and Me, Spellbinder die, "Spring Border" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking, Distress Ink, washi paper by Kyowa (a RAK from my special friend), large leaf die by Spellbinder, small leaf punch by Punch Bunch, edge punch by Martha Stewart, butterfly punch by Marvy, and pearls by Kaiser Craft.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Sassy Cheryl's - Challenge 122 - "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge 21 - "Anything Goes"
Allsorts Challenge - Week 161 - "In Bloom"

Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a fun 4th of July.