Monday, April 29, 2013


Meet Mr. Owl.  Isn't he cool with his eyeglasses?  The image didn't come with it but when my cuz gave me a  card with a chick wearing glasses, I couldn't resist getting the dies to give Mr. Owl some character.    For a little added dimension, I adhered a tiny little puffy heart sticker over the heart on the image.

Here's a close-up.....
Fun ingredients:  DP by Bo Bunny
"Spring Border" and cloud dies by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Owl stamp by Kitty Bee Design from Ben Franklin Crafts
Spellbinder dies
Eyeglass die by Impression Obsession
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Button by La Petite
Heart sticker by Sticko
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 169 - "Use Brown and/or Tan"
Stamp and Create - "Use at Least 1 Die Cut"
Love to Create - Challenge 63 - "Punches and/or Dies"
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Challenge 60 - "Lots of Layers"
Crafty Boots Challenge - "Use a Stamped Character"
The Paper Nest Doll - PNDC #3 - "Emboss It" (My image is heat embossed)
Challenge4Everbody - Challenge 19 - "Anything Goes"
Kraftin Kimmie - Challenge 176 - "Heat or Dry Embossing" (My image is heat embossed)
Charisma Cards - Challenge 16 - Polka Dots"
Stampavie - "Challenge 192 - "Lots of Dies"

Thanks for stoppin' by.  Have a Scrap Happy Day!  Toodles.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another Sweet B/D Gift

Happy Sunday Peeps!   
I want to share this sweet card that my dear friend sent to me. Turquoise and pink is actually one of my favorite color combo. And anything Hello Kitty is ALWAYS CUTE.   LOVE IT!!!

Here's the adorable die and Embosslit she sent.  SWEET!!!!

And yummy goodies for my after-meal treat.......

And some enlightening booklets......
Thank you VERY MUCH!!!!

I was also surprised at work last week when my co-worker friends got a lot of goodies to celebrate my b/d. We all enjoyed the Peach Cake and manju (filled with Sweet Potato or Tsubushi An).  And one of our staff comes to our office from Oahu once a week and she brought Zip Pak bentos and some YUMMY Apple and Chocolate Napples (turnovers) from Zippy's for everyone.  She's awesome.  The office "lights up" whenever she's here.   I practically rolled out of the office that day after all that good food.  In fact, I had to save the Somen Salad that one of the awesome ladies also gave me for the next day.  THANK YOU EVERYONE.  YOU ALL MADE MY B/D A VERY, VERY SPECIAL ONE AND I TRULY APPRECIATE IT.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a super week.  Toodles!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Under the Stars Bear

I couldn't resist this cute little bear image by Kitty Bee Designs from Ben Franklin Crafts.  What a cutie huh? To create a little scene, I added a couple of hills of grass and to add dimension, I used two different shades of green, and some grass.  To match the glittered flowers on the DP, I added Stickles to the pink flower.   The image came with 3 stars but I used my star dies by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking  and adhered it over the stars on the image.

Here's a close-up of the flowers.....

Fun ingredients used for this card:
Distress ink
Flowers by Prima and Inky Impressions
Buds by Wild Orchid
"Quinn Flourish" die by Memory Box
Grass stamp by viva Las Vegasstamps
Leaf die by Impression Obsession
Pearls and rhinestones by Kaiser Craft
Glitter paper for stars by AC Cardstock
Ribbon by Offray
Bead charm which I made

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Wednesday Challenge - All That Scraps - Anything Goes"
Wicked Wednesday - "WW #81 - Things with Wings" (on the DP)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - "Challenge 59 - Bling It Up"
The Sisterhood of Crafters - "Free For All"
Stampavie and More - "Challenge 192 - Lots of Dies"  (Square, scalloped square, Quinn Flourish, and stars)
Kaboodle Doodles - "Challenge 168 - Spring"
Scrap-Creations - "Insects or Animals"
Love to Create - "Challenge 62 - Bingo" (Flowers, Die Cuts/Punches, Ribbon)
Time to Craft - "Challenge 218 - Stitching"
Allsorts - "Week 203 - Passion for Flowers"

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Sweet and Awesome B/D Gift from Jenny

As some of you may know, I celebrated my 39th birthday again (yah right, I wish) over the weekend.  I was so excited to have received this cool gift from Jenny that I had to share it on my blog.  These stack of "books" have drawers with pretty flower knobs.  She has an "eye" for selecting the perfect DPs, dies, and colors.  Check out her blog too and see all of the amazing creations she's made.   You'll be very inspired.

Here's the front view.....

And she put some sweet embellies in the drawers......

It was a great weekend, got to craft, and one of our son's made dinner (Shrimp Tempura-the kind from Costco, really cheap and ono, sushi, steaks on the grill, Salisbury Steak....fancy name for Hamburger Steak...LOL.  For dessert,  Dreamsicle Cake, Custard Pie, mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen, and Sweet Potato Manju).  Nice and simple, just as I wanted it.)

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring is in the Air

This past weekend, hubby and I went to Kona.  While shopping at one of the stores (maybe I better not mention which one but will say it wasn't a dept. store or supermarket), I saw the cutest thing.  While waiting for hubby in one of the aisles, a man came around the corner  looking downward behind him calling, "Come on, come, come."   Then this little "animal" came happily trotting along following his master. I froze for a moment and my eyes popped.  I was thinking, 'Whoa, what is that????? It's not dog, humm, could it be a funny looking dog, nah, that's no dog."   I asked, "Oh, is that a lamb?"  He replied with a smile, "Yes."   OMG, it was only about a foot tall, all black, and just the cutest little thing.  I wish I took a picture.  I wonder if it's name was "Baa-baa."   Get it?  Hee-hee.

OK, on to my card.  Now that we're in the midst of Spring, I created this card and splashed on a few flowers.

Fun ingredients used:
Image by Penny Black
"Fanciful Flourish" die by Cheery Lynn
DP by Jillibean
Spellbinder dies
Flowers by All Natural Accents
Distress Ink
Ribbon by Offray
Bead Charm which I made
Brown "chocolate" DP for scalloped border
Edge / lace punch by EK
Alphabet die by QuicKutz
Corner punch by EK

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - Challenge 48 - Colors of Spring
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge 68 - Flowers
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - 2TC48 - Chocolate Buffet (I used brown/chocolate CS for the scalloped border)
Bearly Mine - Challenge 82 - Spring Flowers
Challenges4Everbody - Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Challenge 70 - die Cuts and/or Dry Embossing
Crafts 4 Eternity - R-120 April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Catch the Bug Challenge - April Bingo Challenge (Pastel colors, pearl, and Design Paper)
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Challenge 175 - Tic Tac Toe (Blue, gems, die)

Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.  Have a Scrap Happy Day!!! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Hunny Bear"

This past weekend was a great one, crafting, crafting, crafting, and listening to GOOD music on which my awesome friend at work told me about.  Many of you may have heard of it and I'm so happy she told me about it.  Boy was I estatic!  There were soooooo many songs I pretty much forgot about and hearing them again was like being on Cloud 9.

So all that cool music got my mojo in gear.   I created this sweet card using one of my several Kitty Bee Designs images I recently bought at Ben Franklin Crafts.  To give this card some dimension, I applied bee brads by Eyelit Outlet over the bees on the image.   Also, tiny heart stickers by Sticko over the heart image.
It paid to dig thru my stash of "stuff" as I found a spool of pearls by Heritage Trimming which must be over 20 years old.   I  thought I'd never use it again but brought it "back to life" by gluing it to the border around the image.

Other fun ingredients for this card:
DP by Bo Bunny and scrap for pennants
Spellbinder dies
Flower punches on pennants by EK
Sentiment by Craft Lounge
Pearl trimming by Heritage Trimming
Flowers by Prima
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Distress ink
Pearl adhesive by Kaiser Craft
Jewelry spacers

Here's close-up....

And a close-up of the pennants.  I used jewelry spacers between the flower and pearl for added dimension.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 264 - Butterfly Kisses
Delightful Challenges - Round Up
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animal Antics
Papertake Weekly - BINGO (Glitter, die cut, and blooms).   I used Stickles on the bears wings for glitter.
Creative Inspiration - Challenge 209 - Anything Goes plus an option of hearts (I added hearts on the bear's antenna)

Thanks so much for visiting.   HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!  Hugs!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Taiko Fun

Woo-hoo!  I was so excited about the newest release of Sister Stamps.  I totally LOVE
"Yoichi" performing his taiko drumming.  Thought I'd create a outdoor scene with Yoshimi  (from a previous release) dancing in the background.  In real life, my hubby and I enjoy taiko performances too.

Crafty ingredients used to whip up this card:
Grass die by Martha Stewart
Fence die by Poppy Stamps
Cherry Blossom sticker by Jolee's Boutique
Dragonfly brad by Eyelit Outlet
DP by Sizzix
Distress ink used on the fence tops
Pop Dots

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts - Challenge 13 - Case'ing Eva
Pin and Tack - Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Challenge 138 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 263 - Something Borrowed (I borrowed an idea of placing the fence in the background rather than foreground.)
Delightful Challenge - All About Music
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 102 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Challenge 201 Spring Has Sprung
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 53 - Spring
Catch the Bug - April-Anything Goes
Bizzy Becs - April Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe (Colour blue, bling (on the flower), and flowers)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Thank You Cuz

I recently received happy mail from my sweet cuz and was thrilled with the dies she sent me.  I was in auwe and couldn't wait to play with them.   All of the dies on this card (except the butterflies and edge punch) are from her.  I'm happy she loved the dies I sent to her along with this card too.  Sorry, I forgot to take a  pix of them but they were Memory Box dies from Island Scrapbooking.  
For this card, I used the following fun items:
DP by Stella and Rose
"Thank You die by Cheery Lynn
Leaf dies by Impression Obsession
Butterfly die by C.C. Design
Flourish and flowers die by C.C. Design
Rhinstones by Bo Bunny 

Here's a peek inside the card using "Gloriosa Vine" die by Memory Box, butterfly punch by Marvey, edge punch by EK, and rhinestones by Bo Bunny.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations - "Challenge 87 - Use Your Punches and/or Dies"
The Paper Nest Dolls - "Challenge 1 - Anything Goes"
The Paper Shelter - "Challenge 105 - Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by for a peek.   Have a Scrap Happy Day.  :-)