Sunday, September 30, 2012


 Hope you all had a very nice weekend.
Yesterday, hubby and I hung out with his cousins.  It's ALWAYS a lot of fun catching up with everyone. 
Today I'm sharing this card I made using the "BFF" image by Sister Stamps from their most recent release.  HOW CUTE IT THAT????  
I used washi paper which I won from Lynn a few months ago for the background and kiminos (paper-pieced).  THANKS LYNN!!!  The matching trim on the kimonos were also paper-pieced which I cut very slowly.  :-)    Other supplies:  Spellbinder dies, flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid, BFF die cuts from Island Scrapbooking (so perfect for this image), Copics, Distress ink, dog image by Dandelion Designs, leaf punch by EK, grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps, butterfly punch (no name), and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.
 Here's a close-up.....

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Designs - "Challenge 190 - Floral"
Love to Create - "Challenge 34 - Anything Goes"
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - "Challenge 140 - Starts with F"  (I chose flowers)
Yumi & Fumi - "Challenge 4 - Wet or Dry Embossing" - My images are dry embossed including the paper pieces.
The Paper Shelter - "Challenge 83 - Anything Goes"
Simon Says - "Anything Goes"

As always, thanks for poppin' in.  Enjoy your week.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Entry for the BFC 2012 Stamp Aloha Cardmaking Contest

Hello, hello dear crafty friends.  
Today, I want to share this easel card I made and entered recently for the Ben Franklin Crafts "2012 Stamp Aloha Card Contest."  We had to use an image by either Sister Stamps, Dandelion Design, or Rubber Stamp Plantation.   I chose "Mariko" by Sister Stamps because she's one of my faves and I just LOVE her pose.  So "kawaii" (cute).
For this card, I used the "Floral Circle" die by Memory Box, washi paper including Mariko's kimono which I paper-pieced, Copics, Spellbinder dies, laser cut sentiment from Island Scrapbooking, flowers by  Wild Orchid and All Natural Accent, leaf die by Spellbinder, leaf punch by Punch Bunch, Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, distress ink, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, ribbon, and a bead charm that I made.

Here's a close-up of the flowers I couldn't resist splashing on.....

And another close-up.....

A  HUGE CONGRATS to all the winners.  It's amazing what they and everyone else created.  They totally inspire me.

If you'd like to see all the entries, visit Ben Franklin Crafts Hawaii on Facebook.  Thank you also to Ben Franklin Crafts for putting on this super fun contest.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 54 - Add a Sentiment"
Love to Create - "Challenge 34 - Anything Goes"
Simply Create Too - "Challenge 22 Anything Goes"

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


Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Secret Sister Swap

Happy Sunday Peeps!   Hope you're all enjoying the weekend and getting some crafting fun in.
Here's a card I received from Kathy for the Secret Sister Swap for July.   Yikes, I thought I posted it earlier but realized I didn't.  My bad.  :-(     Isn't this so sweet with the colorful DP?  You know me, love flowers. 
She also sent me these glittery cupcake stickers.  I love how they shimmer in the light.  Thanks so much Kathy.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a grrrreat week.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My 5th Card for the "2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive"

Hi Peeps!   Did any of you get blogger's new look loaded on your blog?  I knew it was coming and today is THE day.  Seems easy, thank goodness, because I'm no computer whiz.  LOL.
Here's my 5th and final card for the 2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive.  I really better put on my thinking cap and start cranking out some Christmas cards soon before I end up in the holiday rush.  :-) 
For this card, the pooch image is by Stampingbella which I received as a RAK, sentiment by Lawn Fawn, Spellbinder dies, DP by Imaginisce, Copics, and grosgrain ribbon by Offray.
I hope you find some time to create a card and put a big smile on a child's face this Christmas.  Click here for the deets on Kris' blog (Klusive Kreations).
Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My 4th Card for the "2nd Annual Make A Child Smile Card Drive"

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!! 
Sigh, I'm so glad my camera is working again.  It's been behaving a bit crazy lately.  May be suffering from menopause.   LOL.
Here's a Penny Black image I inked up with Copics for the card drive.  The DP is by Imaginisce, and the sentiment is by Pick Cat Studio.  I also used Spellbinder dies, distress ink, and a snowflake embossing folder by Darice.
If you'd like to make a card and put a big smile on a child's face this Christmas, please click here for the deets on Kris' blog (Klusive Kreations).
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.   Hope you have a fun and crafty day.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My 3rd Card for the "2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive"

Hi Peeps!   Hope you all had a super-duper weekend.  
Here's my 3rd card for the "Make a Child Smile" card drive.  These cards are easy-peasy because they are 4" x 4".  For this card I inked up a reindeer image by Hook, Line, & Inkers with Copics, DP by Stampin' Up, embossing folder by Sizzix, Spellbinder dies, distress ink, sentiment by Pink Cat Studio, and Tacky tape to be sure the small piece adheres well.
Won't you please take a few minutes to create a card to make a child smile this Christmas?  Click here for the deets on Kris' blog.
Thanks for poppin' in and hope you have a great week.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My 2nd Card for the "2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive"

Hello Peeps!  One more day till the weekend.   Woo-hoo. 
Here's my 2nd card for the Make a Child Smile Card Drive.  Thought I'd make a little snowman scene with these images by Stampendous.  I inked them up with Copics and distressed the top of the mounds of snow for dimension.  Also used the square and scalloped die, and a tag die from the "Ribbon Tags Trio" set by Spellbinder, snowflake embossing folder by Darice, and grosgrain ribbon by Offray. 
Hope you can join in this wonderful card drive a put a smile on a child's face too.   Please click here to hop onto Kris' blog for the deets. 
Okie dokie, hope you all have a fun and very crafty day / evening.  Toodles till next time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My First Card for the "2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive"

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!!  Today I'm sharing my first card that I made for the "2nd Annual Make a Child Smile Card Drive."  It really warms my heart to make cards for a wonderful cause such as this.  The goal this year is 200 handmade cards.   Please click HERE to hop onto Kris' blog for the deets.
For this card I used a stamp by I believe D.O.T.S., an oldie but goodie, sentiment is by Dandelion Design, Spellbinder die, Copics, and distress ink.  Of course I "had to" add some stitching.  :-)
Hope you'll join in and make a child smile.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Take Time to Enjoy Life's Simple Blessings"

Hi there Peeps!   Time for another post.   Time is just passing me by much too quickly, can't seem to keep up.
Today, I'd like to share this card I made for Cindy for the September Secret Sister Swap.  I was so happy when I received an email from Kris telling me that I was her Secret Sister.  For this card I used my Sarah Kay image called "Isabelle with Puppy Coco".  Sarah Kay is one of my favorite brand of stamps because they are all so sweet.  I inked it up with Copic.   Also, used Spellbinder dies, edge punch by Stampin' Up, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, leaf punch by EK, white flower and ribbon by Offray, pink flowers by All Natural Accents, DP from my collection, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, bead charm which I made, AND the sentiment is one of my all-time faves which I believe I got at a garage sale.  I think it's very inspiring and is a keeper for sure.
 Here's a close-up of the flowers.  I find it hard to make cards without flowers.   LOL.
Wouldn't you like to join in on this fun swap?  Click here to check out the deets on Kris' (Klusive Kreations) blog.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - "Challenge 52 Embossing (any style)".  I used heat embossing  on the image and sentiment.
Inky Impressions - "Anything Goes"
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - "Anything Goes"
Crafts and Me Challenge - "Challenge 100 - Add a Flower"
Loves Rubberstamp Challenge -" Challenge 16 - Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Alchemy - "Challenge 30 - Anything Goes"
Stamp and Create - "September Challenge - Anything Goes"
Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - "September - Anything Goes"
Shelly's Image Blog - "Show Us What You Got - Anything Goes"