Wednesday, August 28, 2013

White-on-White Wedding Card for the Newlyweds

Yay, half the week is over and we're headed for a nice LONG weekend.  Hope you are too.

I really love white-on-white cards and have seen them from time-to-time in blog land.  Thought I'd give it a shot.  Here's a wedding card I made (well, I actually made 2) for two couples who recently tied the knot.
This is really a CAS card, super simple.   Oh, looks like you may need to click on the pix to see the deets.

Here's a close up shot.....

Other items used:
Spellbinder dies
Sentiment from part of a stamp by LOTV
Flowers from the "Primula Blooms" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Leaves from the "Fabulous Phlox" die by Memory Box, also from Island Scrapbooking
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments - Challenge 88 - Any Sentiment
Party Time Tuesday - PTT 135 - Anything Goes
Created with Love - CWLC - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge 77 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.   Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!  Toodles.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Gift for Leanne

Here's the gift bag I gave to Leanne of Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts at dinner a few evenings ago filled with some crafting goodies.  I used the "Yumi with Birdie" image from her (and Renate's) company.  She's a real cutie, don't ya think?

Other fun items used: 
Sentiment from stash
Dotted glitter DP from stash
Ric Rac die by Sizzix
Spellbinder dies
"Tulip Border" die by TGF from Stamps 'n Memories
Leaf and butterfly punch  by EK
Flower embellies by Jolee's Boutique from Island Scrapbooking
Pearl by Kaiser Crafts

And here's a pix of the favors I made using Shin-Shin by Sister Stamps.  I used the "Bag with Handles" die by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts.   Also, the following:

Bamboo die by Joy Crafts
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Sheer ribbon from Ben Franklin Crafts
Button from stash
Carpet thread
I'm entering the first bag at the top of this post in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene - "In the Park"
Pile It On - "Challenge 34 - Designer Paper"
Joanna Sheen Challenge - "Pretty in Pink"
The Squirrel and the Fox - "Challenge 51 - Spring or Autumn"
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Challenge 240 - Spots & Dots"
A Gem of a Challenge - "Anything with a B" (For my project, it's Birds and Butterflies)

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dining with Leanne and Jenny

Hey Peeps, I've got something awesome to share with you today.   Many of you may know Leanne of Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts and Jenny of Sister Stamps.   I'm so happy I got to meet Leanne during her visit to the Big Island, and dine with two sweet and super talented/creative gals.  We all enjoyed a yummy dinner at Hawaiian Style Cafe a couple of nights ago.  

Check this out!  Leanne made this awesome frame featuring "Yumi with Fan."   I totally LOVE IT!!!  Thank you Leanne.

Here it is on the top shelf of my computer desk in my craft room.  Now I can admire it EVERYDAY.   It makes me smile.  :-)

And here we are before sinking our teeth into our yummy dinner.  Leanne had the Korean Chicken Plate, Jenny had the Fish and Chips, and I ordered the small Beef Stew and couldn't finish it.  They give huge portions.  :-)   Oh rats, forgot to take a pix of Leanne's Strawberry Cream Cheese dessert.  It looked really "oishii" (delicious).

Will share more pix very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend.   Toodles.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thinking Outside the Circle - A Sparkly Birthday Card

I love circle cards and thought it was time for me to create another one.   This time I wanted to do something bold and "think outside the circle." For this card, I used "Cupcake Surprise Puppy" image by Kitty Bee Designs from Ben Franklin Crafts and splashed on some flowers by Prima, Inky Impressions, and All Natural Accents.    To add sparkle, I used glitter paper (blue) and applied Stickles to the tips of the rose petals and edge of the leaves. And of course, I love the stitched effect so I sewed the edge of the white circle.

Here's a close-up of the flowers and "Madera Corner" die cuts which I cut twice then added pearls.  The die is by Memory Box which I got at Island Scrapbooking.

The glittery Happy Birthday laser cut sentiment is from Island Scrapbooking (IS).  I attached it to a post made with glitter paper.  Both sides were punched with my EK scallop punch.   IS has a huge selection of sentiments, flowers, leaves, Hawaiian theme too, etc. laser cuts and still coming up with more.

Other fun items used:
Spellbinder dies
Pearl Pen by Viva from Stamps 'n Memories
Ribbon by Offray
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge 66 - Round or Square Card
Created with Love Challenge - CWLC 54 - Something Sweet
Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge 6 - Birthday
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 176 - Summer Flowers
The Paper Nest Doll Challenge - PNDC #11 - Shaped Cards
Pile It on Challenge - #33 - No Design Paper
That Craft Place Ltd - Stitch Real or Faux

Thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Have a Fin-tastic Day

Hey peeps, hope you're all enjoying the long weekend.  

Today I have this aquatic themed card to share.  I used happy "Simona" by Sister Stamps.   Thought I'd give it a shot and colored her hair green.  That was fun!   The wave DP is by DCWV (I think), which was gray but I changed it up with my Distress Ink to make it blue.

Other fun items used:
Spellbinder dies
DPs - Background by Imaginisce
Dew Drops for bubbles
Sentiment by Amy R Stamps

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pink Gem Challenge - "Punch It Out" (Use a die or punch)
Brown Sugar - Challenge 55 - Green, Blue, White
Creative Fingers - Mo. 2 - 3/5 - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 180 - Favorite Colors
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge 20 (I think it's Anything Goes)
Five Simple Things - Challenge 116 - Anything Goes
Craftin' Boutique - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Challenge 87 - Anything but a Birthday Card

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!  Toodles.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Buddies

Hey Peeps, hope you all had a fun and fabulous weekend.   For those of you who live on the Big Island, did you feel the earthquake early this morning?  I was in the kitchen writing my market list when I was surprised with a short rumble followed by a big jolt then short rumble again.  My eyes popped and I said, "WHOA, AHHHH."  Hee-hee.  Glad all is fine.  

Here's a fun card I made last night.  The image is called "Buddies" by Sister Stamps.   Love these cute little guys.

Other fun items used:
Spellbinder dies
Grass die by Impression Obsession
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Bamboo die by Joy Craft
"Party Lantern" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Butterfly button from stash
Pearl swirl by Prima from Island Scrapbooking
Turquoise pearls and green rhinestones by e.
Sentiment made on my computer
Ribbon from Stamps 'n Memories
White pearls by Kaiser Crafts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge 92 - Summer
Allsorts Challenge - Week 219 - Stitching
Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge 54 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Week 32 - In the Garden
Creative Fingers Challenge - Month 2 - 2/5 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Challenge 19 -  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design - Challenge 73 - Embossing Any Types (I used heat embossing on the image)
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 179 - Summer Fun
Five Simple Things - Challenge 115 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Spread a Little Love

Hey Peeps!  Hope your week is going well and have a fun weekend coming up.

Today, I have another card featuring an image by Penny Black.   Who'd ever think hedge hogs could be this cute?

Other fun items used:
DPs by Best Creation and from my stash
Fence die by Magnolia
Leaf die by Impression Obsession
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Spellbinder dies
"Wildflower Patch" by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Scallop punch by Fiskars
Butterfly die by CC Designs
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts
Word punch by Stampin' Up
Flower by Inky Impressions
Pennant - I made my own

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 31, Stitching (Faux or Real)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 281, Die-ing to Punch
Southern Girls Challenge - Things Beginning with F (flowers)
Stamp-n-Doodle - 8/7, Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 139, Dry Embossing
The Paper Shelter - Challenge 123, Punches & Dies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe (Pink, Circle, and Flowers)

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Have a Purrfect Day

Happy Sunday Peeps!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Well, guess what?  I braved Zippy's on day 2 since their opening and got some yummy Apple Napples (turnovers), malasadas, andagi (Okinawan donut), etc. for the office and home.    YUMMY!!!   Lucky I got there EARLY to beat the crowd.  Today, I stopped by again and I heard one of the worker say to a customer that they ran out of Apple Napples yesterday.  WOW!

Anyhoo, on to my card.  Here's a fun card of a happy cat (by Penny Black) enjoying her "purrfect" day on a branch.  I tend to color cats gray because it reminds me of our late cat.  She had LONG and super soft fur, was extremely tame, and so affectionate.  She used to hang out in a tree sometimes too.  Her pix is on my sidebar.

Other fun products used:
DPs by Doodlebug and DCWV
Spellbinder dies
Punch by Stampin' Up
Butterfly die  by Couture Creations from J's Knicknacks
Pennant die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts
Buttons from my stash
Jewelry spacers on pennant from my stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Yumi & Fumi - "Challenge 21 - Anything Goes"  
Challenge 4 Everybody - "Challenge 26 - Anything Goes"
Addicted to Stamps - "Challenge 61 - Wonderful Wings"
613 Avenue Create - "Challenge 31 - Anything Goes / Optional Twist: Use a Sentiment" 
2 Sisters Challenge - "Challenge 155 - Anything Goes"
Crafty Calendar Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Allsorts Challenge - "Week 218 - Photo Inspiration (Bright Colors).   My butterfly is bright turquoise.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - "August - Bright and Sunny"
Card Crafters Circle - "Challenge 86 - Dotty for Spots"
Sister Act Challenge - "Challenge 18 - Anything Goes"

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Thank You Card for Cindy

Woo-hoo, tomorrow is Friday....hooray!  Well, the big news for Hilo is that Zippy's opened today and I heard they were slammin' busy with a long line of people waiting to get in.  Can't wait to get some pastries from Napoleon's Bakery (in Zippy's).  They make the best me anyway.

Here's a "thank you" card I made for Cindy.  She was sooooo sweet to send me a DP pack for commenting frequently on her blog.  She put a big smile on my face and made my day!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH CINDY!!!   REALLY APPRECIATE IT!  Click here to visit her inspiring blog.

For this card, I used a few of the DPs from the pack she gave me.  

Items Used:
Image by Penny Black
Dps by DCWV
Edge punch by Martha Stewart
"Fabulous Phlox" flower die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies
Butterfly punch by EK
Distress ink
Sentiment from stash
Button from staxh
Ribbon from Stamps 'n Memories
Pearl by Kaiser Crafts
Embroidery floss
Pearl pen by VIVA from Stamps 'n Memories

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Tuesday - "Challenge 280 - Anything Goes"
Lady Bug Crafts - "August Challenge - Something Floral"
Through the Craft Room Door - "7/30 to 8/5 - Anything Goes"
Divas by Design - "Favorite Color Combo"
Word Art Wednesday - "Challenge 91 - Anything Goes"
Paper Pretties - "PWC 269 - You Shouldn't Have, Thanks so Much"
Scrap-Creations - "Anything Goes"
Party Time Tuesday - "PTT - Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!