Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Hubby

Whoa, am I overdue for a post or what????  Can someone turn back the hands of time please?  Got so much to do in too little time.  :-)  Here's a quickie post so I can get to my Christmas cards, etc. again.  I made this CAS card for my hubby's birthday.  Yup, had to be an easy-peasy one so I wouldn't torture my brain.  Hee-hee.
For this card, I used washi paper from Japan, image from the "Asian Artistry" set by Stampin Up which I received from a dear, dear friend (thank you!!!), sentiment by Amy R Stamps, distress ink, Spellbinder die, and ribbon by Offray.

Okie dokie, thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.   Toodles!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winner of My Blogaversary Candy

FYI, lucky winner, Mary has contacted me. 

Hello, Hello Peeps!!!   Just want to say, "THANK YOU" again to all of you who visit my blog.   I'm enjoying this fun journey and you all make it extra special.

The lucky winner by random drawing by my hubby is MARY917.  She said:
"congrats on 3 years of blogging-I am so thankful for a wonderful husband, children and grandchildren and many blog friends-thanks for a chance to win some fab blog candy."

Mary, please send me an email with your mailing address to by Saturday, 12/1/12, 7:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time). 

Thank you everyone and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Chance for You to Win My Blogaversary Candy

This candy is now closed.  Thank you.
As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun."  I can't believe this month makes 3 years since I started my blog.  It's been such a FUN journey learning and trying new things, making new friends in blogland who share the same passion, and being totally inspired by all of the amazing creations by you crafty and creative bloggers. 
November is the month of Thanksgiving.  I for one have much to be thankful for and one thing is each of you who visit my blog.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH, you make my day!  To celebrate my 3rd blogaversary, I'd like to offer you a chance to win some candy. 
Here are the easy-peasy deets:
  • I invite all of my current followers (148 as of this posting) to enter this candy.  If you are not a follower, I welcome you to follow my blog for a chance to win future candy.
  • Leave a comment on this post letting me know one thing you are thankful for.
  • One entry per person please....thank you.
  • Please do not post this candy on your blog, if you have one.
The deadline to enter is WEDNESDAY, 11/28/12 at 10:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time).  The winner will be posted on Thursday, 11/29/12. 
You have a chance to win the following:
"Whimsical Flourish" die by Memory Box
"Pine Cone Wreath" stamp by Hero Arts
"Happy Holidays" stamp set by Dandelion Designs
"Mini Snowman" stamp by Your Next Stamp
Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My 6th Batch of Xmas Cards and Happy Mail from Leanne

Since I was beginning to feel the pressure of completing my Christmas card, I decided to make these CAS ones.  I'm still not finished, though I do have some "kits" I prepared and still need to assemble among other things.  
For this card, I used a pine branch stamp by Hero Arts, sentiment and cute monkey image by Dandelion Designs, punch by EK, Copics, twine, and distress ink.

 Here are 8 of them.   The stocking image is by Mari & Me which I dazzled with Stickles.

A couple of days ago I received happy mail from Leanne which I won in her Lilo's Fun Friday #43.  Isn't this a cute and handsome guy? 

And here are the goodies Leanne sent me.  How sweet.   THANK YOU LEANNE!!!!
Thank you for hopping onto my blog.  Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Jenny

Hi Peeps!   Whoa, can you believe the weekend is almost here?  Woo-hoo, YAH!!!!

Today, I want to share this little bag I made and filled with some goodies for Jenny's birthday.  Of course I definitely wanted to use one of Sister Stamps images.  Mariko is one of my faves.   

For this bag, I used a die by Sizzix called "Bag with handle," washi paper from Japan, Spellbinder dies, punch by Martha Stewart, Copics, sentiment by Hero Arts, ribbon by Offray, flowers by Prima and All Natural Accents, and leaf punch by EK.

And here's the card I made for her.  I used Mariko again, washi paper from Japan, Copics, Spellbinder dies, laser cut sentiment by Island Scrapbooking, leaf die by Memory Box, beaded pin which I made, and flowers by Inky Impressions, Wild Orchid, and Prima.
Jenny, hope you had a FABULOUS BIRTHDAY!!!!
I'm entering my first pix above (the bag) in the following challenges:
Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts - "Challenge 7 - Ribbon or Lace"
Simply Create Too - "Challenge 26 - Use Your Stash"
Papertake Weekly - "Flower Power"
Tuesday Alchemy - "Challenge 40 - Anything Goes"
Dream Valley - "Challenge 45 - Anything Goes"
Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

My 5th Batch of Christmas Cards - "Meowee Christmas"

Happy Aloha Friday Peeps!!!  Woo-hoo, a nice L-O-N-G weekend up ahead.   I'm hoping to jam in some crafting.   How 'bout you?
Today I want to share my 5th batch of Christmas cards.   This cute image by Tinytwinies was another "must have" from Cute Stuff.  I totally love the sweet scene.  To add some dimension, I used "Flower Soft" for snow on the ground, looks so real.  I also used Copics, Spellbinder dies, DP by Doodlebug and my stash, pine embossing folder by Sizzix, holly image by Dandelion Designs, snowman embellie by Xu Tai, and the sentiment was made on my computer.  I know I saw this sentiment on another blog before but can't remember which one....hmmmm, maybe Cely's.  If so, credit goes to her.   

And here's 9 of them.   The glittery tree embellies are by Dress It Up.

I'm entering my first card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 60 - Anything Goes"
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - "Week 25 - Anything Goes"

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a scrap happy weekend.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Magnetic Coaster Calendar with Cute Kiyomi

Woo-hoo, craft fair season is officially here.   How FUN!!!   I made these calendars and donated them to my friend along with some previously posted cards.   She sells papercraft, sew items, yummilicious baked goods, etc. at a fair annually.   Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  The fair was held today.  I had hoped to post this earlier but I actually whipped these up at the last minute and time sure wasn't on my side.  
For this magnetic calendar I used "Kiyomi" by Sister Stamps, Copics, dog image by Dandelion Designs, crinkled washi paper from Japan, fence, butterfly, and grass punches by Martha Stewart, and rhinestones by Kaiser Crafts.

And here are all 3......

Yesterday after work, hubby and I made our quarterly 100 mile haul to Kona to shop at the one and only Costco on the Big Island.  The sun was setting and I couldn't resist taking a pix of the beautiful site.  Costco, Costco, can please open a store in Hilo?    LOL.

I'm entering the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog - Challenge 88 "Anything Goes"
My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 382 "Bold & Bright"
Anything Goes Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Totally Stampelicious - "Anything Goes"

Hope you have a fun and crafty week.  Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.