Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Thank You Card to my Sweet Cuz for an Awesome RAK

Hey Peeps!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.    

Last week my sweet cuz surprised me again with a RAK.  OMGosh, I can't tell you how happy I was to find the "Flower Girls Set" by Dandelion Design in the package.  She knows me so well.   I actually saw a card made by a fellow blogger and added it to my wish list.  Then I found it on sale on a website and was going to order it but I got distracted.  Oh, how great was that because next thing I knew, it popped up in the mail.    They are dang cute and the perfect size.  My mojo is spinning with ideas now.  THANKS CUZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the CAS thank you card I sent to her.  

Crafty ingredients used for this card:
Washi paper from Japan
Butterfly die (large) by C.C. Designs
Butterfly punch (small) by EK
"Thank you" laser cut sentiment from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

And here's the stamp set.  Aren't they the cutest??????  I love 'em all.

On to my weekend.   I finally got to take my dear friend out for her birthday.  We were supposed to go last month but since she wasn't feeling well, we postponed till yesterday.  At first she chose New China for the buffet but later decided she felt like eating soba noodles so we had lunch at Miyo's.   We are both "noodle" people and ordered the Soba with Tempura (Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura).   Ummm, was that GOOD.   Gee, I think I could've eaten two of these.  Hee-hee....oink.

My friend is an amazing gardener too.  Look at the gorgeous dahlias she grew and shared with me.  Some of them are HUGE too.  WOW!!!

 I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - "Challenge 30 - Anything Goes"
2 Sisters Challenge - "Challenge 163 - Anything Goes"
Crafts 4 Eternity - "Recipe 143 - Anything Goes"
A.R.T. Card Challenge - "#16 - Anything Goes"

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Batch #1 - Christmas Cards featuring Cute "Minoru"

Hey Peeps!  Hope you're all getting a lot of fun crafting done.

I've been jamming away since last month getting a head start on my holiday cards and some crafty projects.   But as soon as 9/2 rolled around, I dropped everything, got the new Christmas release by Sister Stamps  and was eager to ink them up.   For starters, here's "Minoru."  Don't you think he's a little cutie?  

To add some dimension, I used my Pearl Pen by VIVA from Stamps n Memories to create some snow.  Also, added Stickles (Crystal) at the top of the mounds of snow.  You may need to zoom in to see it.  :-)

Here are 10 cards with an assortment of DPs.........

And here are the peppermint candy flowers which I fussy cut.  Nice little project to do while watching TV. The stamp is by Dandelion Designs.

Other crafty ingredients used:
Spellbinder dies
Sentiment by Dandelion Design
DPs by Pebbles and my ever growing stash
Punch by Martha Stewart

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration - "Challenge 233 - Your Favourite Stamp Brand"  (Sister Stamps)
Stampavie - "Challenge 195 - Flowers"
Bearly-Mine Challenge - "Challenge 105 - Anything Goes"
Party Time Tuesday - "PTT #139 - Anything Goes"
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - "Challenge 34 - Christmas Cheer"
The Cutie Pie Challenge - "Challenge 53 - A Cute One for the Boys"
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge -  "Challenge 51 - Male Cards"
613 Avenue Create - "Challenge 38 - Create Your Own Color Challenge" (Black, Red, and Green)
Eclectic Ellapu - "9/22 For the Boy"
Crafts 4 Eternity - "Recipe 142 - Cute Kids"
Sister Act Card Challenge - "Challenge 25 - Anything Goes"
Kitty Bee Designs - "Challenge 9 - Flowers"

Thanks for stopping by.  Really appreciate your visit.   Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!

Friday, September 20, 2013


Being in a humorous mood, I came up with this fun card, actually a couple of months ago.   My hubby loves to fish so I think I'll save this one for him.   Some of you may be wondering what "hanapa'a" means.   It's means "hook-up" in Hawaiian.

Crafty ingredients:
Dog image by Penny Black's "Sunny Days" set
Cat image by Magenta.   I used only the cat portion.
Leaf die by Impression Obsessions, a RAK from my sweet and thoughtful cuz  (Thank you again)
Spellbinder dies
Tree image by Patchwork Pals
Sentiments - I made my own
Quote bubble - I made my own
Gold gems by Studio 112
DP by My Mind's Eye
Distress Ink

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs - "Challenge 8 - Water"
Sister Act - "Challenge 25 - Anything Goes"
Pattie's Creations - "Challenge 76 - Animals (Must Always Use an Image)"
Five Simple Things - "Inspire Me Fridays 121 - Anything Goes"
Charisma Cards - "Your Favourite Color Combo" (Mine is blue and green)
As You Like It Challenge - "Challenge 11 - Favourite Sentiment and Why" - I love the sentiments 
            because when you put them together, it's funny.
Crafting for All Seasons - "Challenge 61 - Make it Funny"
Fab n Funky - Challenge 185 - Leaves

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a FUN and CRAFTY WEEKEND.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Apples Anyone?

Here's a card I actually made over a month ago with an image from my stash.  It pays to dig through it from time-to-time.   LOL.  

For this card, I used:
DP by Doodlebug and stash
Spellbinder dies with a portion cut off
Bench die by La La Land Crafts from Island Scrapbooking
"Resting Birds" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Flowers by Prima and All Natural Accents
Butterfly punch by EK
Flowers in hair - RAK
Grass stamp from Viva Las Vegasstamps
Ribbon by Offray
Leaf Punch by Punch Bunch
Bead charm which I made 
Silver beading wire from Ben Franklin Crafts
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts

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

And another......

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Created with Love - "CWLC 58 - Anything Goes"
Crafty Boots - "A is for Apple"
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - "Challenge 80 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - "Bling It Up"
The Ribbon Reel - "Challenge 62 - Pretty in Pink"
Challenges 4 Everybody - "Challenge 29 - Anything Goes"
That Craft Place - " Things with Wings"
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Challenge 50 - Add Some Pink"

Thanks for visiting and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Card #3 for my Dear Friend's Birthday

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend.   It was great hanging out with family for dinner tonight at Ken's House of Pancakes.  Of course, I had noodles.....again.  I ordered the Won Ton Mein, and I ate the whole thing.   Oh, oh, oh, I should mention it wasn't the Sumo Min.  OMGosh, that thing is ENORMOUS!  If I had THAT, I would've been cross-eyed by the time I was done.  LOL

Here's is the third card which I enclosed in the card purse I posted last week.  "Kiyomi" by Sister Stamps is one of my faves.  TOO CUTE.

For this CAS card I used:
Embossing folder by Sizzix
Butterfly punch by EK
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

I'm exhausted.   Need to hit the pillows early tonight.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.    Toodles till next time.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Card #2 for my Dear Friend's B/D

Woo-hoo, it's Friday tomorrow.   YAY!!!  Hope you all have some fun things planned for the weekend.   

Here is another card I made for my friend's birthday and enclosed in the card purse I posted several days ago.  "Shin-Shin" (panda) is by Sister Stamps and one of my favorite images.  Everyone loves pandas right???  He's look so cute and cuddly.

Other items used for this CAS card:
Bamboo embossing folder by Darice
Grass die by Impression Obsession
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
"Arigato" (thank you) laser cut by and from Island Scrapbooking.  THESE ARE GREAT!!!!
Butterfly punch by EK
Distress ink
Pearl by Kaiser Craft 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Five Simple Things - "Inspire Me Fridays 120 - Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiment - "Anything Goes"
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - "Challenge 100 - In the Garden"
Allsorts Challenge - "Week 223 - Butterflies"

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Card #1 for my Dear Friend's B/D

A few days ago, I posted a card purse that I made for my friend's birthday.   Here's one of the cards I made and enclosed in the bag.  This one features Yoshimi by Sister Stamps.  The card is blank on the inside so my friend can us it for any occasion.  I think those are the best kind of cards, don't you agree?

Other items used:
Washi paper from our Japan trip
Tag die by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts
Scallop punch by EK
"Petal Party" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Leaf and stamen punch by Punch Bunch
Ribbon by Offray

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Sept. 10 - Anything Goes

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

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Birthday Gift for My SUPER-DEAR Friend

My dear friend celebrated her birthday last week and I was so thrilled to make this card purse for her.   The template is actually from a box of cereal bars.  It's just perfect to fit 6 cards and envelopes.  Seeing a big smile on her face was priceless.  In the upcoming days, I'll be posting the cards I made for her.   Three were cards I posted recently and three were made a couple of weeks ago.

For this project, I used:
Scallop and butterfly punch by EK 
Lace punch by Martha Stewart from Ben Franklin Crafts
"Chloe Stem" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking 
Ribbon by Offray
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Fern Leaf Punch by Punch Bunch
Sentiment die by Quic Kutz
Silver jewelry finding by Sierra Pacific Crafts from Ben Franklin Crafts
Charm with bead - I made my own
Pink pearls - RAK from Leanne
Rounded Tag die set by Sizzix from Ben Franklin Crafts

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

And a close-up of the sentiment and charm.....

And a peek inside....

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Five Simple Things - "Inspire Me Fridays 119 - Anything Goes"
As You Like It Challenge - "Favourite Flowers or Trees & Why" - (The Cherry Blossoms are my favourite flower on this project because it's Asian and so am I)
AUD Sentiment Challenge - "Challenge 88 - Any Sentiment"
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration Challenge - "Challenge 230 - Use Your Favorite Color Combo"
Bearly Mine Challenge - "Challenge 102 - Anything Goes"
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - "Challenge 68 - Anything Goes"
Through the Craftroom Challenge - "TTCRD 9/3 to 9/9 - Anything Goes"
Lexi's Creations - "Challenge 98 - Anything But a Card"

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend.  Toodles.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Special Delivery

Hey Peeps, hope you're all enjoying the long weekend.  I'm so glad tomorrow is a holiday and have an extra day to do things, crafting included....YAY!

Here's a baby card I made using an image and sentiment by Will 'n Way "Baby Bundles" set which I got at Cute Stuff during my last trip to Oahu.  It was a set I couldn't resist the big smile of this bundle-of-joy.

I used several Spellbinder dies.  One of them is from the "Beaded Square" die set.  To make it pop, I used a 3/8 inch circle punch from Ben Franklin Crafts (BFC), punched some dotted hot pink DP, and glued them onto the circles.  For added dimension, I added red puffy heart stickers by Sticko from BFC onto the stroller.

Other items used:
Leaf die by Spellbinder
"Precious Hearts" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Flower by Recollections (RAK from Leanne)
Ribbon and DPs from stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs - "Babies"
Challenges 4 Everybody - "Challenge 28 - Anything Goes"
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - "Challenge 16 - Dies and/or Punches"
Creative Inspirations - "Week 2 - Anything Goes"
Glitter n Sparkel Challenge - "Challenge 48 - Anything Goes"
Country View Crafts Challenge - "Challenge 7 for September - Layers"
Cupcake Inspirations - "Challenge 226 - Colors:  Fuschia, Rose, and Pool"
613 Avenue Create - "Challenge 35 - Anything Goes"
Kraftin Kimmie - "Challenge 194 - Embellish It"
Sister Act Card Challenge - "Challenge 22 - Anything Goes"