Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Cards

Before another year comes to an end, I want to share these awesome cards and calendar I received from my super crafty friends/cuz.

This gorgeous card is from my sweet cuz.  White-on-white always adds an elegant touch.

This cute and fun card is from Eva.  Hop over to her blog here to get inspired by her diversified creativity.  And here for her Etsy store.  She's so talented. 

This kawai'i (cute) shaker calendar is by Eva too.   I have it on my computer desk and admire it everyday.   I give it a little shake here-and-there.   Love it a LOT.

Awww, and doesn't this darling pix of Latte make your heart melt?   Totally in love with this sweet card from Eunice.  She is an inspiration to me also with the fancy interactive cards and projects she creates.  You'll be in awe too.  Hop over to her blog here.  Her creations will knock your socks off.

Another sweet and kawai'i card.  This one is from Cheryl.   Really love the bokeh DP and cute little reindeer.  Hop over to Cheryl's blog here and get inspired too.  She comes up with some super cute ideas.

This cutie patootie card is by Cindy.   Love this card design a lot.  "Boo-Boo" by Sister Stamps goes so perfectly and how clever that she added Santa's cap on his head.   Hop over to Cindy's blog here.  You're sure to be inspired with her creativity too.

Thank you everyone!!!  Really appreciate it.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Sweet Kiyomi Coaster Calendars

Hey Peeps!  Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas with family and friends.  For breakfast, I made Eggs Benedict, lunch was fun with family (worked around our son and his girlfriend's work schedule), then for dinner, hubby and I dined at Volcano House and enjoyed the Christmas Buffet. YUM!

Well, here's another set of magnetic coaster calendars I made to enclose with some of my Christmas cards.  Oh this was a really fun scene to create with Kiyomi by Sister Stamps trying to catch those little birds, also by Sister Stamps. 

Other ingredients:
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Fence die by Magnolia
"Baby's Breath Flower Kit" by Cheery Lynn
"Stitched Landscape" die by Poppy
"Landscape Trio" die by Mama Elephant

I have one more set so share.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Another Magnetic Coaster Calendar Set and Sleeves

OMG, it's Christmas Eve.  WOW, just can't believe we'll be celebrating Christmas tomorrow.

Sharing another set of magnetic coaster calendars I made.  And dang, I recently realized these are very similar to a set I made last year.  I guess that's because I LOVE this cool crane by Sister Stamps. LOL

Washi paper from Japan
Laser cut "2016" by and from Island Scrapbooking
Gold metallic pen

Our ladies group from church got together a couple of weeks ago at Zippy's again and each received one of the last 3 calendars I posted.   I made these easy-peasy sleeves (open on both sides), wrapped a cardstock strap with the edges punched with a Martha Stewart punch, then topped them off with a poinsettia.

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Stay tuned as I have a couple more sets of coaster calendars to share.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Playful "Ling-Ling" Magnetic Coaster Calendars

Whoa, only 5 more days till Christmas.  Are you getting excited?   

Sharing with you my 2nd set of calendars I made to enclose with my Christmas cards.  Kept it simple to focus on cute and playful Ling-Ling by Sister Stamps.  This is one of the easiest images to color, just black.  A no brainer.  LOL

Washi paper from Japan
"Stitched Landscape" die by Poppy Stamps
"Ling Ling" by Sister Stamps
"Spring Branch" by Hero Arts
Grass stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 Coaster Calendars

A few years ago, I decided to start my own little holiday tradition and started including coaster calendars with my handmade Christmas cards.  So here's the first set I made this year.

"Meadow Leaf" die by Poppy Stamps
"Upsy Daisy" die by Die-namics
Embossing folder - sorry the brand is not printed it and I tossed the pkg.
Candi Dots
DP from stash
Glitter paper

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oct / Nov Secret Sister Swap

Wowser, can't believe Christmas is next week.  Unreal!!!!  Are you done with your shopping?  Do you have your tree up?   We've had our Charlie Brown Christmas tree up for the past several years.....LOL, and love it.  Cute and simple.  

For the October/November Secret Sister Swap, we had to make 4 identical cards and send them to Kathy, our awesome coordinator.  She in turn sent each participant an assortment of 4 cards.  How fun is that?  Here's the card that I made.... 

And here are 4 cool cards I received....

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

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Sleigh Ride....Weeeeee

Okie dokie, sharing my last set of Christmas cards.  Created this fun scene with an image from the "Christmas Joy" set by Penny Black and inked it up with Copics.    The trees are from the "Have an Ice Day" set by Sugar Pea.  Also, used the snow embossing folder and "Landscape Trio" die by Memory Box to create this snowy scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Keeping Warm with My Little Feathered Friend

Last Christmas I was surprised by another crafty bloggie friend who sent me a cute Popcorn the Bear stamp set.  I inked this darling image with Copics, added the "joy" die by Lawn Fawn, and "Jingle Bell Border" die by Memory Box. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Have a Very "Beary" Christmas

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I went to another craft fair yesterday and got a few goodies. Gonna miss the craft fairs once they're over.   :-)

Here's another set of cards, two more sets to go....whew!  For this set, I used an image from Crafter's Companion that a bloggie friend so generously gave me last Christmas.  I inked it with Copics and added the "Snowflake Corner" die by Memory Box, and laser cut sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking.  DP's are from my stash.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous week.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas "Tree"

Woo-hoo, the week sure went by fast!!!!  Only 3 more weeks till Christmas!

I love Penny Black images.  For this scene, I used images from 2 sets.  The cat with the little tree is from the "Jolly Critters" set and the cute hedgehog is from the "Winter Play" set.   I wanted a bit of sparkle so I used glitter paper for the mound of snow.

Other supplies:
Snow embossing folder
DP from stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cute Furry Pals

Got another set of Christmas cards to share.  But oopsie, I lost my list of items I used to make these cards and think I sold this stamp.  Oh well, no biggie.  Can't remember the brand of this stamp but I did ink it up with Copics, used the scallop punch by Fiskars, DP from stash, and sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking.  

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Monday, November 30, 2015

My 8th Set of Christmas Cards

Winners of my blogaversary candy are listed in my prior post.

Continuing on sharing my holiday cards.  I gave this set to my mom so she could send them to a few on her list. 

"Christmas Cuddles" image by Crafters Companion
Christmas lights die by Impression Obsession (DIE099-K)
DP by Doodlebug "Santa Express"
Punch by EK
Sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Thank you to those who entered my 6th blogaversary candy giveaway.  My hubby drew the winners at random and the winners are:

PRIZE PKG. #1 -abusybee
She wrote:  Congrats on your blogaversary! It is crazy how fast the time goes! Thanks for sharing such sweet goodies! On my Christmas Wish list is Copic Markers!

PRIZE PKG. #2 - culliesocks
She wrote:  My gosh Karen, 6 years, time goes past so quickly doesn't it.
What a very generous lady you are to give us a change to win this fabulous candy. I remember winning candy from you a couple of years ago and it was fab.

On my Christmas wish list is a set of Kuretaki watercolour paints, but I've sneakily ordered them and they sould be here for Christmas, and I will give them to Alistair to wrap up and give them to me for the big day, take care and have a great weekend, Kate x

PRIZE PKG. #3 - cygenovia
She wrote:  Congratulations on your 6th Blog Anniversary!  For Christmas I want lots of stamps!!!

Please send me an email at with your mailing address by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (Hawaii Standard Time).  If not, another winner will be drawn.  Thank you.

Thank you all for visiting my blog.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Celebrating My 6th Blogaversary with Candy

FYI, my blog candy is now closed.

Hiya peeps.   OMG, I can't believe 6 years have gone by since I started my blog.  And what a fun and exciting journey it continues to be.   I must thank many of you who share your inspiring creations on your blog, Facebook, and/or Pinterest.   Thank you also to those who visit my blog and leave sweet comments.  It sure keeps my crafting drive going full speed.  LOL

Thought I'd do something a little different this time.   I'll have 3 prize packages.  Each will be numbered 1, 2, or 3.  I'll have someone in my family randomly draw the 3 winners.  The first name pulled will get pkg. #1, 2nd name drawn will get pkg. #2, and the 3rd gets pkg. #3.

Here are pix of the prize packages:

Prize Pkg. #1

Prize Pkg. #2

Prize Pkg. #3

I welcome you in joining the celebration.  As usual, I'm keeping the "rules" easy-peasy.

1)  You must be a current follower of my blog.
2)  Leave a comment on this post and tell me at least one crafty item that is on your wish list for Christmas.
3)  One entry per person please.

Deadline is Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)

The winners will be posted shortly after the deadline.

Thanks again and good luck!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Mom

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, whether with good food, friends and family, football games, etc., let's not forget all that we a thankful for.

I made this card for my mom and expressed how thankful I am for all her love, encouragement, TLC, etc.  She's a charm.  :-)

Stay tuned, my blogaversary is comin' up.

Image - "Fancy Sunbonnet Thanksgiving" by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
"Stitched Country Borders" die by Memory Box
"Chloe Stem" die by Memory Box
Spellbinder die
Flowers by Prima
Leaf punch by McGill
Glitter paper
Pearl Flourish by Prima

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wishing You a Tweet Christmas

Hope you all had a fun weekend.   Spent mine giving my craft room a much-needed clean-up job, goodness such a messy hobby, and writing out some of my Christmas cards.  Lots more to do.  Also, pondering on what to do for my upcoming blogaversary.  Hmmmm, think, think, think.

Sharing my 7th set of cards.   

Image from "Jolly Critters" set by Penny Black
Spellbinder dies
"Pierced Circle" die by Die-namics
"Small Blooming Poinsettia" by Poppy Stamps
"Snowflake Corner" by Memory Box
Sentiment - by and from Island Scrapbooking
Poinsettia embossing folder by Embossalicious

Friday, November 20, 2015

Penguin Happy Mail

TGIF, this week seemed like an extra long one.  Maybe because we had a holiday last week and next week is Thanksgiving.  Woo-hoo.  Are you ready for Black Friday?  I sure am.

Sharing my 6th set of Christmas cards.  I'll be smiling like this penguin when I receive happy holiday mail.

"Penguin Happy Mail" by Whimsy Stamps
Dog and Little Snowman image from "Winter Play" set by Penny Black
Snow by Sugar coating "Lily White Glitter" by Doodlebug
Dies:  "Pierced Circle Stax by die-namics
          "Tree die by marianne Design (LRO1036)
           Stitched Landscape by Poppy Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY and weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Mousy Christmas

We have a flash flood advisory on right now but no rain for several hours.  Well, that's a good thing because we sure had our share of rain recently.

Sharing my 5th set of Christmas cards.  Some "mousy" ones.

Image from "Jolly Critters" set by Penny Black
Embossing folder by sizzix
Sentiment - by and from Island Scrapbooking
DP from stash

Thanks for stoppin' by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Let It Snow

Gee, it feels like we went from unbearable hot summer to winter.   Where I live, it's about 6 degrees cooler than Hilo and I've got my sweats on and ready for some warm socks too.    Loving the cool complaints here.

Sharing my 4th set of holiday cards today.  

Images are from the "Winter Play" set by Penny Black
"Landscape Trio" die by Mama Elephant
Frantage for snow
Laser cut sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking
Stickles for some sparkle

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Winter Wonderland Shaker Card

Hope you're all having a great weekend.   This morning, I joined the awesome church ladies for breakfast at Zippy's, dashed to a couple of craft fairs, and got a couple of stamps sets from House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts with my 40% coupons.  Sweet!!!!!

Sharing my 3rd batch of Christmas cards.  I made these shaker cards using the cool and easy-to-use
Shake It" pouches, Circle Shaker Frame die, and cardstock overlays by Impression Obesession. TOTALLY LOVE THEM!!!

Other ingredients:
Image from "Jolly Critters" stamp set by Penny Black
Snow embossing folder by Sizzix
Sentiment - laser cut by and from Island Scrapbooking
"Stitched Landscape" die by Poppy Stamps
DP from stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Four Calling Birds

We're sure getting our share of rain lately.  But hey, I'll take that any day over the freaky hot and humid summer we had this year.  Aloha Oi El Nino.

Sharing my 2nd set of Christmas cards today.  Couldn't resist this sweet image.

"Four Calling Birds" image by Whimsy Stamps
Snow embossing floder by Sizzix
Pine cone stamp and edge punch by Stampin' Up
DP from stash
Pine branch die by Impression Obsession
Joy die by Law Fawn

Thanks for stopping by!!!