Monday, May 27, 2013


Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.  As for me, it flew by much too fast like a blur.  With family visiting from Oahu, it was WONDERFUL!!! 

  Here's a stamp by Son Light Crafts U.S.A. which I bought at a clearance sale some time ago.  It's been hollering at me to ink it up.  I was procrastinating on this one because of all the little details to color but it was actually FUN!    

Other ingredients to whip up this card:
Spellbinder dies
Lace by Simplicity
DP by Doodlebug
"Norrland Flower" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
"DL102 French Pastry" doily die by Cheery Lynn Design
Circular gold embellie from my stash
Sentiment made on my computer
Word punch by Stampin' Up
Button from my stash
Ribbon by Offray

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room - "5/28 - 6/3 - Anything Goes"
The Corrosive Challenge - "Challenge 175 - "I've Been Framed"
Kaboodle Doodles - "Challenge 173 - Anything Goes"
Created With Love Challenge - "CWLC 43 - You Lift Me Up"
Crafty Boots - "Rainbows"
The Paper Nest Dolls - "PNDC #5 - Ribbon & Lace"
The Ribbon Reel -"Challenge 54 - Flower Cart (Violets & Greens with Ribbon & Flowers)
Pile It On Challenge - "Challenge 21 - Put a Bird on It"
Challenge 4 Everybody - "Challenge 21 - Anything Goes"
The Craft Place - "Dies & Punches" (the punch I used is the Word punch by Stampin' up for the sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps - "Challenge 57 - BINGO" (Heat embossing, flowers, lilac)
The Corrosive Challenge - "Challenge 54 - Bows"

Thank you for stoppin' by and your sweet comments.  I appreciate it very much.   Have a fabulous week.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hello Kitty Thank You Card

Woo-hoo, Friday has finally come.   Hope you all have some fun plans for the long weekend.   It'll be a great one for us spending it with family visiting from Oahu.  You know what that means, eat, eat, and eat.

Here's a thank you card I made for my dear friend with the Hello Kitty Bee die she gave me for my b/d.  It was fun putting her together.  BIG THANKS to my sweet, sweet friend.

Other fun items used for this card:
Thank You laser die cut from Island Scrapbooking
DP by Kay & Co. and Doodlebug
Scalloped punch by EK
"Lace Corner" die by Cherry Lynn
Glitter paper for wings from my stash

Time to clean house.

Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Happy Birthday Card

I can't believe the weekend is just about over.  Hope you all  had a fabulous one.  It was a fun one for me.  My dear friend took me out to lunch for my b/d which was last month.  She's such a busy, busy woman so told her no rush.  We went to 1-Plus-1 Cafe and enjoyed our girly chat for 2 hours.  I think we could've talked all day just catching up on things.  Me being me, I'm so chicken to try something new for fear it might be junk.  Well she knows I LOVE noodles and told me the Chow Funn was really ono.  Though I had my mind set on their Special Noodle Soup (my Steady-Eddie thing to order), I decided to try the Chow Funn.  She was right....YUMM-O. 

Speaking about birthdays, here's a card I made for another dear friend.   I've been wanting to make a card with the swirly bling-bling and thought it would be perfect to add it to her card.  To add some dimension to this image that came with a balloon, I cut it off and used my balloon die by C.C. Designs, and twine.  I poked a hole above and below the kitty's paw to make it look like he was holding the "string."

Fun items used for this card:
Image by Penny Black
DPs by Doodlebug and stash
Rhinestone Crystals by Prima from Island Scrapbooking
Cloud dies by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Edge punch by EK
Flowers by Prima
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday sentiment by Amy R Stamps
Spellbinder die used for sentiment
Button from stash
Leaf punch by Martha Stewart

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft your Passion Challenge - "Party Animals"
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - "3 of something, 2 of anything, and 1 of whatever you want".  (I used 3 stems of leaves, 2 butterflies, and 1 cat)
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Challenge 229 - Anything Goes"
Wags 'n Whiskers - "Challenge 104 - Anything Goes"
Charisma Cardz Challenge - "Challenge 19 - No Digis Allowed"
Delightful Challenges - "BINGO"  (I chose patterned paper, punches/die cuts, and flowers)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - "Your Favorite Embellishment"  (My fave on this card is the swirly bling)

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a super great week.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Li-Li With Her Cute Panda

Awww, check out this adorable, sweet, darling, and precious image by Sister Stamps.    Here's Li-Li  from Release 13 playing with her cuddly panda.   I think she's so dang kawa'i (cute)!

Fun "toys" used to create this card:
Shapez die by Spellbinder
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Flowers by Prima
White flower embellie, b/d gift from Jenny
Pink DP by Bo Bunny
Punch by EK
Ribbon by American Crafts
"Tiny Tendril" by Memory Box
Cheese cloth

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Let's Create Challenges - "Challenge 70 - Die Cuts"
Loves Rubber Stamps - "Challenge 52 - May Flowers"
Creative Craft Challenge - "Challenge 10 - Just Checking" (anything with checks)
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 86 - Lucky Dip" (Die cut, ribbon, and flowers)
Through the Craftroom Challenge - "Challenge 5/14 to 20 - Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion - "Challenge 162 - Child's Play"
Challenges 4 Everybody - "Challenge 20 - Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Design - "Animal Antics"

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fun and Scrap Happy Day.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Adorable Shin-Shin

The moment I saw Shin-Shin, I said, "Awwwwww, soooooo cute!"  Look at his sweet and adorable smile.  Makes me want to hug him.  Don't you just LOVE him?

Fun supplies used for this card:
"Shin-Shin" by Sister Stamps
Bamboo embossing folder by Darice
Polka dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Spellbinder dies
Cherry Blossom flower by Wild Orchid
Light pink flowers and buds by All Natural Accents
Leaf Punch by EK
Yellos butterfly die by C.C. Design
Lace edge punch by Martha Stewart
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Distress Ink
Pink butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Sentiment by Hero Arts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenge - Stash It (Lace edge punch)
Stamp n Doodle - 5/8 - Distressed (around the circle cutout)
Pennys Challenges - Challenge 126 - Diecuts and/or Punches
Sisterhood of Crafters - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Divas by Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge 221 - Something Old (round Spellbinder die), Something New (Shin-Shin image)
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WOWSER!!! More B/D Goodies

Hey Peeps, hope you're having a great week.  

I received this awesome "happy mail" from my sweet cuz today.   When I opened the pkg, I was like, "WHOA!!!!"  And you can see why.    Alrighty let's start with her card.  She made this gorgeous card using the "Flowering Quince" die by Sizzix.  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L yah?

And here's a pix of the die.   Love it!!!

I think she has mental telepathy because I was thinking of getting these dies.

And she included some great paper to color with my Copics!

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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Meet Yumi

Happy Aloha Friday Peeps!  Hope you have a fun and exciting weekend up ahead.

I was so excited to have received my Yumi and Fumi stamps so quickly.  WOW, talk about speedy service. I eagerly inked up "Yumi Peace Sign" and created this Mother's Day card.  Using washi paper that I bought in Japan, I paper pieced Yumi's kimono.  Doesn't she look happy all dressed up?  I think she's ready to go Bon dancing.

And here's a peek inside.  I fussy cut a few flowers from the same washi paper used for Yumi's kimono.
Fun ingredients for this card:
Rounded tag die by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts
"Gentle Leaf" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Flower die by C.C. Design, a gift from my crafty cuz
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts
Butterfly from my blog pal, Dora  (please visit her blog, she's awesome)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Challenge 42 - Bingo Bash (Pearls, Image, and Sentiment)
Perfect Sentiment Challenge - PSC77 - Make It Feminine
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges - Challenge 165 - Don't Be Square-Use a Shaped Card
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 17 - Shaped Cards
Yumi and Fumi Handmade - Challenge 15 - Shaped Card for Mom
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Challenge 60 - Pieced Off
Pin and Tack - Challenge 9 - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in for a visit.  Hope you found some inspiration.  Have a Scrap Happy Day.