Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Katsura is Thinking of You

Creating this scene was a lot of fun.  Here's cute Katsura by Sister Stamps in a field of grass.  I altered the image by adding a pennant rather than a flying carp.  Since he's Japanese I thought I'd keep the theme Asian.

I also used the following:
DP by S.E.I.
"Party Lantern" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Bamboo image by Fiskars
Grass stamp by Hero Arts (stamped 7 times with edges overlapped to create a field of grass)
Edge Punch by Martha Stewart
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Baker's Twine 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Yumi and Fumi - "Challenge  10 - Case Sandie"
Bearly Mine - "Challenge 75 - Anything Goes"
Love to Create - "Wrap It Up - Use string, twine, or fiber"

Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.    HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Easter and a Whole Lotta Yummy Food Pix

Hello Peeps!!!  Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day spent with your loved ones.

Today I want to share this Easter card featuring this image by Inkadinkado.  I think this chick is a cutie.  I also used DP by Echo Park, Copics, Spellbinder dies, flowers by Prima and Inky Impressions, leaf punches by Martha Stewart, bird, bird cage and "Chloe Stem" dies by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking, cheese cloth, edge punch by EK, doily die by Stampin' Up, bakers twine, and pearls by Kaiser Craft.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts - "Challenge 154 - Pets"
Incy Wincy Design Challenge - "Pop It Up"
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - "Challenge 159 - Flower Power"

Okie dokie, moving along..... here are some pix of to the grinds we enjoyed this past Saturday for a family get-together.

We catered most of the food from KUM YO.  For those of you who live in Hilo or the east side of the Big Island, I would highly recommend that you dine there.   They are located on Kawili St. across Kamaaina Nissan.  Your taste buds will thank you.  You can buy bentos, select from the deli, or off the menu.   There's something for everyone.

First up is the scrumptious FISH JUN....

Here's the savory SHRIMP CURRY.  Check out the size of the shrimp....HUGE.

There KOREAN SUSHI is deeeeelicious......

The ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY is sooooo soft and juicy......

Here's the veggies....CUCUMBER KIM CHEE, BEAN SPROUTS, AND SEAWEED.  Super yummy!

The best MACARONI AND POTATO SALAD....fabulous!


And super tasty MOCHIKO CHICKEN....broke da mouth.

We also ordered CHOW MEIN from Sum Leung.....

WARABI SALAD from Hilo Lunch Shop....

And the family so generously brought some yummy dishes too.....OH MY, WOW!!!

Cousin Mary Ann made this yummy linguine dish....VERY, VERY  ONO!   (Oh, I made that Kum Yo sign too, not realizing we'd be blessed with so much more awesome dishes from the family.)

 CRISPY WON TON by cousin Merla....BIG HIT!!!

My brother-in-law brought CHAR SIU and ROAST PORK (hubby favorite) from Oahu.

FRIED FISH by Marcia and Brent....

LEMON MIRANGE PIE by cousin Jan....

APPLE PIE from Marcia and Brent

On Sunday night we had dinner at Seaside Restaurant.  Rats, I did it again.  Chowed down some of my VOLCANO SHRIMP before I remembered to take a pix.  Messy to eat but DELICIOUS.

On Monday, hubby and I went to Kona and had lunch at Big Island Grill for our anniversary.  Yup, I forgot to take a pix of my Teri Chicken and Fried Shrimp plate BUT I remembered to take a pix of the Banana Split we shared.  It's not the usual Banana Split.  This one had chocolate, macadamia nut, and mocha ice cream.  And the banana had a caramelized glaze.   Sure hit the spot and we practically rolled out of there.  I felt like an "oink."   Ha-ha.

Okie dokie, thanks for stopping by for a peek.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Mwah" Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Peeps!!!   Hope you all enjoyed some good times with your loved ones today.   Here's another Valentine's Day card which I meant to post a couple of days ago but just didn't have time.  

This image is by Penny Black and it sure resembles our 2 new pups.   For this card I also used Copics, DP by Cloud 9 Design and DCWV, paw punch by EK, heart punch by EK, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, rhinestone by Kaiser Crafts, buttons from Walmart, "forever" adhesive tag from my stash, Stickles, heart stickers by Sticko, carpet thread, and baker's twine.

Thanks for stoppin' by for a visit.  Happy Aloha Friday and have a nice LONG weekend.  Woo-hoo.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"You Make My Heart Flutter"

Hi Peeps!  I must ask, "For those of you living on the Big Island, are you remembering to bring your recycle bags with you when you go shopping now that the new law went into effect last month?"  It's a new routine I need to make a "habit."   The other week, I went to Target and bought a pair of pants and a pkg. of treats for our pups.  You guessed it, when I got to the check-out, I realized I forgot to bring my bag AGAIN.   As I was walking out of the store with my items and receipt in hand, I followed a guy who also forgot his bag.   He bought underwear.  OMG, good thing I didn't buy underwear.  I would've put it back on the shelf/rack.  LOL. 

Here's a Valentine's card I'm giving to my hubby.  The image is by Penny Black and DP's by Doodlebug and American Crafts which I bought from an awesome garage sale I went to this past weekend....CHA-CHING, SCORE!!!  I also used a sentiment by Inkadinkado, Spellbinder dies (Label Eighteen), Distress Ink, Memory Box dies (Macarena Corners and Tiny Tendril), glittered borders by K & C Co., flower by Prima, ribbon by Offray, Glitz CS for leaves and corner die by Paper Accents, button from stash, carpet thread, and pearls by Hero Arts.

Here's a close-up.....

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - "Challenge 62 - Bling It On"
Inky Impressions Challenge - "11C96 - Love"
Fab 'n Funky - " Challenge 157 - Valentines / Hearts
Paper Pretties - "Challenge PWC244 - Valentines"
Loves Rubberstamps - "Challenge 38 - Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments Designs - "Anything Goes"
Creative Craft Challenge 2 - "Challenge 3 - Hugs and Kisses"
Cutie Pie Challenge - "Challenge 37 - Valentines Card"