Sunday, June 30, 2013

Party Favors for Buddy's Doggie Pal, Kiki

Celebrating our pooch, Buddy's birthday wouldn't be complete without sharing the goodies I posted the past 2 days with his doggie pal, Kiki (Jenny's dog).   Here's a tag I made featuring no other than "Kiki" from Sister Stamps Release 15.  Awww, look at her sweet and innocent pose...sooooo adorable.   If you haven't stopped by Sister Stamps blog yet, oh you must read Jenny's super sweet story about Kiki.  Click here and you'll definitely have some "awwww so cute" moments.   (Jenny, I'll get the goodies over to you soon.)    :-)

I think these darlings are totally irresistible.  

THANK YOU Jenny and Denise for inviting me to be a Guest Designer.  I had such a blast that my mojo kicked into overdrive big-time and I couldn't stop.  I created several more cards using images from Sister Stamps Release 15 and prior releases which will be posted in the upcoming days for the next couple of weeks.    HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO SISTER STAMPS!!!!  LET THE CELEBRATION CONTINUE.  WOO-HOO YAH!!!  

Oh, and as Jenny mentioned in her 6/28 post on Sister Stamps blog, yes, she introduced me to  stamping several years ago and for that I am truly, truly, truly grateful.  THAAAAANK YOU JENNY!!!!!!!!   I literally LIVE to stamp.....for real.   Wanna hear something funny?   Being such a novice back then (like I didn't know anything), she said I needed to get  double-sided tape.  Well guess what I bought, Scotch 2-sided tape....hee-hee-hee......wrong!  I've learned a lot since then from Jenny and all of you amazing ladies in blogland.   Thank you to all of you for your creative inspiration.  Baking "used to" be my passion.  That's history now.  Ha-ha.

Hugs, muah to you all!

Please hop over to see what these fabulous ladies created.   You'll be amazed and inspired:
Sister Stamps      

And be sure to get in on the fun by clicking here for a fun chance to win Linda's giveaway on her You Tube channel.

Sweet thanks to everyone for visiting my blog.  Hope you all HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!  

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Another Doggie Favor

As mentioned in my post yesterday, we celebrated our pooch, Buddy's  birthday this month.    Here's another favor, this one is filled with "yummy" rawhide.  "Doogie" from Sister Stamps Release 15 is featured on this triangle goodie box.   I just love this adorable image as he happily trots along to munch on his yummilicious bone.  

  Here's a pix of Release 15.  Wouldn't you love to add these cuties to your collections? 
These amazing ladies created some awesome project toos.   Get inspired and hop on over to their blogs:
Sister Stamps

Oh, and don't forget to get in on a chance to win in a fun giveaway that Linda is hosting on her You Tube channel.  Here's the link:

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

Celebrating Buddy's Birthday

As Sister Stamps celebrate their 2nd anniversary, that puts me in celebration mode.  Our pooch, Buddy turned 4 (well, in human years) a couple of weeks ago so I thought I'd make a treat basket filled with Milk-Bone Trail Mix to celebrate his birthday.  When we got Buddy, he was only 8 weeks old, a bit shy, but oh so adorable.  I just couldn't hug him enough.  On my sidebar is my all-time favorite pix of him.  He's like 1/3 dog, 1/3 frog because of how he often lays down with his back legs stretched out, and 1/3 human because he literally parks his butt on a low step with his two front paws on the ground in front of him.   

The happy little pooch on this box is Cappy from Sister Stamps Release 15.  Hmmmm, I wonder if we can teach Buddy to do this trick.  Do you think he's too old to learn a new trick????   :-)

Here's a pix of the 4 cuties from Release 15....all so sweet.

Hop on over to the following blogs and see what these talented ladies created:
Sister Stamps

And if you haven't heard, Linda is hosting a fun giveaway on her You Tube channel.   Click here to check it out and have fun!         

I invite you to stop by again tomorrow for another exciting post.   Till then, happy crafting and Have A Scrap Happy Day.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Exciting News and a Birthday Card featuring Otsu by Sister Stamps

Hello, hello peeps. Did you hear?   Sister Stamps is celebrating their 2nd anniversary!  Where did the time go?   As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun."  I'd like to send  HUGE CONGRATS to Jenny and Denise, and I wish them continued success on their fabulous, adorable, cute, sweet, (need I say more?) line of stamps.  They are 2 fantastic, gifted and talented ladies who never cease to amaze me.

I can't tell you how thrilled and excited (flips and cartwheels) I am to be a Guest Designer for Sister Stamps Release 15.  When I first set eyes on these darling cuties, I just couldn't wait to ink them up.  My mojo was fueled with excitement and smoking with ideas.   For starters, here's precious Otsu playing in a field of grass with a little gift that I paper-pieced.  

And here's a pix of the 4 darling cuties from Release 15.  Don't ya think they're out-of-this-world sweet and adorable?
Please hop on over to the following blogs and see what these amazing and talented ladies created:
Sister Stamps 

Did ya hear????  Linda is hosting a sweet giveaway on her you Tube channel.  Click here and get in on the fun!

Do stop by again tomorrow for another fun and exciting post.  Toodles!

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Time seems to be ticking away at lightning speed lately.  Wish I could put on the brakes.   LOL.  Can you believe half the year is just about gone???  Wowie, need to start focusing on Christmas.  :-)

Putting up a quickie post today as my laundry is calling out to me...ugh.

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I whipped up this card today using a Kitty Bee image called "I Heart Bear" from Ben Franklin Crafts.   I love bear images especially those that look cute and cuddly like this one.  To fit the theme, I printed "U.S.A." from my computer, punched it out with my heart punch, and glued it to the red heart.   Can you see the square glass tile with the red star and "freedom" below it?   I've had those glass tiles for some time now and finally got to use it.  Got them at Ben Franklin Crafts.  They're really neat!

Other fun "ingredients" used:
DP - blue and white dots/checks by Pebbles from Ben Franklin Crafts
DP - Red dots by Doodlebug from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies
Edge punch by EK
"Precious Stars" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
"Simple Banner" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Smallest star from the "Cosmic Star" die set by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Circle paper clip from my huge pile of misc. stuff
Glass tile
Ribbon by Offray
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Challenge - Challenge 2 - Red, White, Blue
Challenge 4 Everybody - Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 41 - Stitch It
Stamping with Dragon - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Challenge 40 - "Use the Colors in Your Country's Flag"  (U.S.A.-red, white, blue)
Stamp-n-Doodle - 6/19 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment ("Simple Stars" die)
Penny's Challenge - Challenge 132 - Anything Goes with Swirls (There's a blue swirl paper clip clipped to the round piece with the cute bear image on it.....see it?)
Polly Craft Challenge - Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Okie dokie, thank so much for visiting.   Hope you all have a fabulous week!!!  Toodles.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I'm watching The Voice as I put up this post.   Those of you in the continental U.S. already know who the winner is but here in Hawaii we are several hours behind.   I'm cheering for Danielle to win....crossing my fingers and toes.   LOL

I thought this sentiment pretty much fits the challenge as contestants sang their hearts out to make their dream come true.

To give the flowers dimension, I used a craft molding mat and pressed the center of the flower using a stylus. Here's an angle shot showing the raised petals.  It sure makes the flowers look real.

Ingredients for this card:
Sentiment by Stampendous
Dies by Sizzix
Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs from J's Knicknacks
DP from my stash
Flower punch by EK
Butterfly punch by EK
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Distress Ink
Ribbon by Offray

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Challenge 91 - Flowers Galore
Through the Craftroom Door - 6/18 to 6/24 - Anything Goes
Created with Love - Favorite Things (My favorites are flowers and flourish)
Eureka Stamps - Challenge 44 - Anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Challenge - Challenge 67 - Anything with Wings
There She Goes Challenge - TSG212-Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy crafting and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Whipping Up Something Yummy

Ummm, this image is really making me hungry.  Wonder what these cute little mice are whipping up.  Cookies?  Pizza?  Donuts?  I think I could go for some Chocolate Chip Cookies right now.  :-)

Ingredients for this card:
Image by Penny Black - "Micey Day" Set
DP by Doodlebug and Bo Bunny
Cookie, pizza, and donut embellie by Dress It Up
Spellbinder dies
Distress Ink
Scallop punch by EK
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Buttons from Walmart

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Challenge 63 - Happy Families
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Challenge 90 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD - Challenge 6/11 - 6/17 Anything Goes
Created with Love Challenge - CWLC #45 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.  HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Geisha Emma

Hope you all had a grand time this weekend.  Did any of you from the Big Island attend the 2013 Taiko Festival?  OMG, we went last night and it was FANTASTIC, AWESOME, STELLAR, and TOTALLY ENTERTAINING.   It's no wonder it was a sell-out. 

Here's a card featuring Geisha Emma by C.C. Design, one of 3 images from a set my sweet cuz sent to me a few months ago.  I inked her up with Copics and splashed on a bunch of flowers by Wild Orchid, Inky Impressions, and All Natural Accents.    I really love to add stitching to my cards and basically that's pretty much the only thing I sew nowadays.  LOL. 

Other fun items used for this card: 
Washi paper from Japan
Tag die by Sizzix
"Gentle Leaf" and "Party Lanterns" dies by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Distress Ink
Ribbon by Offray
Bead charm which I made.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 22 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Bling It On (My bead charm)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Challenge 90 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Thru the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you all have a super great week.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Aloha" Card

Here's a card I made for a very special person who is leaving tomorrow to return to the mainland.  I'm really sad to see her leave as she is very sweet, pleasant, soft-spoken, and humble.    
Aw shucks, there's a bit of a shadow on this pix as I took this shot in a bit of a rush.  

For this card, I used the following fun products:
"Primula Blooms" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
"Gentle Leaf" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies
Edge Punch by Martha Stewart
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
"Aloha" sentiment by Amy R Stamps
Pop Dots
Ribbon by Offray
Bead charm which I made
Rhinestone by Mark Richards

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cards - Challenge 22 - Tons of Layers
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge 115 - Flower Power
Pin and Tack - Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Challenge 89 - Dies and/or Punches

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you Have a Scrap Happy Day!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Happy Mousy Day

What is it with mice?   In cartoons and crafting, they are so cute and adorable.   But in real life, they freak us out...LOL.  OMG, I remember when I was living on my own in my early 20's, I rented a little cottage-like place.   One day, I spotted a tiny mouse in the kitchen.   I flipped out, thinking 'AHHHHH, WHOA, gotta catch that sucker.'   So I bought a mouse trap and set it up that evening.  In the middle of the night I heard a loud SNAP.  Whoa, I caught it but didn't dare get close to it even though it was a "goner."  Luckily, my hubby (boyfriend then) came over the next day and got rid of it for me.  True love...hee-hee.    He asked,  "What kind of bait did you use?   I replied, "Cheese" and he laughed.  I asked, "What's so funny?"   He laughingly asked, "Why did you use cheese?"   I answered, "Because that's what I learned from watching cartoons."   Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.  Good one.  

Can you see the little mice on this image?  You may have to zoom in to see the "cute" little creatures.

Fun items used for this card:
Image from Penny Black - "Make a Wish" set
DP by Imaginisce from Island Scrapbooking
Flowers and leaves by "Fabulous Phlox" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Lace by Offray
Spellbinder dies
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Rhinestones on tiny pink flowers by Hero Arts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
No Matter Which Challenge - Challenge 10-BINGO (Die cut, flowers, sparkle/glitter)
Catch the Bug Challenge - June - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - June - BINGO (Lace, yellow, flowers)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - June - Things with Wings (butterfly)
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime
Craft 4 Eternity - Recipe 126 - The Same Letter (Blue, Bling, Butterfly)
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 169 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Challenge 90 - Bling It On
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 104 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Gems, ink, spots)
Stamp-n-Doodle - 5/29 - So Many Layers

Thank so much for visiting.  Hope I was able to share some inspiration with you.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!