Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chow Time

Ohhh, I'm so excited to share another card using an image by Di's Digi Stamps.  I'm head-over-heels for their sweet and darling images.   These mice are the cutest ever!!!!   Cuteness to the max.  

Ingredients for this card:
"Happy Harvest Mice" by Di's Digi Stamps
Spellbinder dies
Flower by All Natural Accent
Ribbon from stash
"Chloe Stem" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
DP by Doodlebug Paper Pad from Stamps 'n Memories
Word quote bubble by EK
Sentiment - made my own

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Just For You

Hey Peeps!  Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend.   Today, I did a little cleaning in my craft room and had fun making this card with "Scrumptious Penny" by Candi Bean.  Inked her up with Copics and used a bunch of dies:  "Fresh Cut Grass" and "Bushel Baskets" by Poppy Stamps, apples from "Mixed Fruit" set and "Small Flock of Doves by Memory Box, stitched clouds from Mama Elephant and laser cut sentiment.  

All of the products are from Island Scrapbooking.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.....the ever-popular laser cuts are now available at the Island Scrapbooking's new Etsy store.  For now, there are 35 to choose from but more will be added everyday from their extensive list so be sure to check daily.  You'll LOVE them.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Anniversary 'hon

Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary earlier this week and here's the card I made for him.  Being an avid fisherman, I "had to" make a card with a fishing theme.  A few weeks ago, I discovered Di's Digi Stamps and OMGosh, I am totally in love with their images.  TOO CUTE and so irresistible.  This is the first of a bunch I purchased.  This darling teddy is called "Let's Go Fishing" which I inked up with Copics.  I thought and thought and thought 'how in the world can I tie this into an anniversary card' so I looked thru my "tons" of dies and came across this airplane with banner by Impression Obsession.   Click....the light bulb went on.  I made the sentiment on my computer, added the sun from a Hero Arts die set, "Flying Birds" by Memory Box and little fishes from the "Fishing Popcorn" set by Crafter's Companion.   DPs are from my ever-growing stash.

We dined at Miyo's, one of our favorite Japanese restaurants in Hilo.  Gee, as if we didn't have enough Japanese food lately yah?  Well, I did take some pix but since they are so similar to the ones I recently posted, I don't want to bore you.  LOL.

Okie dokie, Happy Aloha Friday everyone and wishing you all a fun weekend.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

January/February Secret Sister Swap

I'm having a lot of fun with the Secret Sister Swap.   Always fun to send and receive happy mail.

Here's the card I made for Belia.   I inked up "Polka Dots" by Whimsy Stamps with Copics.  Topped the "Stitched Borders 2" dies by Pretty Pink Posh with "Small Hydrangia Blooms" by Poppy Stamps, and sprinkled on some Fran-tage from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  Also, added a couple of laser cut glittered leaves and "Spring" sentiment which are by and from Island Scrapbooking.  

This is the color inspiration we followed for this swap.

Here are a few goodies I sent with my swap to Belia.

Coincidentally, she was my "secret sister" too.   I love this card she made.  So beautifully colored and perfect for posting today....Valentine's Day.

But wait, she didn't send me one card.  She surprised me with two.  What an awesome flip card and sentiment.  THANK YOU BELIA!!!!

Hope you're all enjoying Valentine's Day with your loved ones!!!!  Chow and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hello From the Heart

Hi Peeps!  Woo-hoo, just two more days till the long weekend....yah!!!   

During the Black Friday / Cyber Monday frenzy, I got some sweet images from C.C. Design.  Love this cutie patootie, "Strawberry Beatrice."  Inked her up with Copics and added a couple of mushroom brads from Eyelit Outlet.  

Other supplies:
Flowers from Stamp 'n Create and All Natural Accents
Spellbinder dies
DP from stash
Leaf punch by Martha Stewart
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Flat back rhinestone embellie by Jolee Boutique
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by and as always, HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and Lots of Foodie Pix from Our Quickie Oahu Trip

When I saw this doggie with the rose stem in his mouth, I knew I had to use this rose petal DP I've had for a long time.   Hmmm, but maybe it's too bright for the background.  Whadda think?  I'm scratching my head over this one.  LOL.  Anyhoo, thought I'd make a poochie love scene card with the little mouse looking on.   

The dogs and mouse on the snail images are from the "Critter Party" set by Penny Black.
Tree stump by C.C. Designs
Sentiment - laser cut by and from Island Scrapbooking
Heart dies by Memory Box
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Last week, hubby and I went to Oahu to visit my mom and to take her out for some oishi'i (delicious) Japanese food which she LOVES.   We had lunch at Gyotaku in Waimalu and our eldest son who lives there joined us....YAY.

Started off with some Miso Soup, salad, and tsukemono (pickled vegetables).  My tummy was growling by the time we sat down to eat as I only had a slice of toast for breakfast before catching our flight.

If you ever go to Gyotaku, you MUST order their Furi-mi Wings.  OMGosh, deeeelicious.  On the side is the Agedashi Tofu.   Also very yummy.

Mom loves sashimi (raw fish).  I'll pass on that Mom.  You can have it all.

Now for the REAL MEALS!   Our son ordered the Godzilla Roll sushi.....

Also, the Mochiko Chicken Salad......

And Sea Dragon sushi.   It's so much fun watching him eat because he can chow down a lot!!!

Hubby ordered the Misoyaki Butterfish, Misoyaki Salmon (do you think he loves miso?) and Karaage Chicken.....

I ordered the Misoyaki Butterfish, Tempura (vegetables and shrimp), and Teri Chicken.  I'm in heaven!   Mom ordered the same thing so I'll just post one pix.

After lunch, we went to the cemetery to put some homegrown anthuriums on my dad grave.  Mom said she was tired and needed a nap so we brought her home so she could get her beauty rest.  While she was resting, hubby and I played tourist and took a nice and quick drive to Haleiwa.  Gee, the last time we went there was when we were dating many moons ago.   It brought back memories for us. He HAD TO go to Matsumoto Shave Ice Store to eat  shave ice AND to buy another long sleeve T-shirt to replace the one he had years ago and wore till it was full of holes.  LOL.   This is also where he and his surf buddies always stopped by on their way home for shave ice after surfing on the north shore.

OK, I'm all smile because I scored 2 t-shirts too.  Also got a matching zippered fleece jacket with the same design as the one on the right.


Well, it was time to pick up Mom for dinner and would you believe we got lost?  Go figure.  We only grew up on Oahu.   Hee-hee.  I wasn't much help navigating because I had killer cramps in my shin. OMG, it felt like labor pains, I couldn't think.  All I could say was, "AAAAHHHHHHHHHH".   Almost had to tell him to pull on the side of the road.  Bwahahaha!

Dinner was a Kunio's in Waikele.  Yup, more Japanese food.    Since we ordered pretty much the same thing or similar, I'll leave out those pics.

The next day, we all had breakfast/brunch at Ruby Tuesday.  So sorry, no pix.  

We stopped by Kuru Kuru Sushi (more Japanese food) for a small and late lunch.  We weren't very hungry but I ordered the California sushi...  

Agedashi Tofu.....yummy and healthy....

And Somen Noodles.   Rats, everything was arranged so nicely and took this pix after I mixed them all together.   Very yummy though.

Hubby ordered the Spicy Tuna sushi....

Seared Kamachi sushi....

And Pumpkin Tempura....
 It was another whirlwind trip and time to go to the airport.  Glad mom had a nice time.  We did too.

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

With Sympathy

Last week, I was shocked to learn that a club "sister" passed away.  We were in the same club for many years.  It brought back cherished memories of all the service projects, activities, fairs, and other events we participated in.  Though I left the club a few years ago, I still think of all the members as "sisters" and it was really nice to see and chat with them as we all helped at her funeral.  I know that our "sister" is resting peacefully and believe she has wings of an angel in heaven.

Here's the card I made.  Kept it simple with a little bit of elegance....

....and sparkle from the glittered paper I used for the butterfly and flowers.  Thought I'd add a touch of color by adding lavender flat-back pearls.

Other Supplies:
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn
Delaney Butterfly by Poppy Stamps
Small flowers from Baby's Breath Flower Kit by Cheery Lynn
Sentiment - Laser cut by and from Island Scrapbooking

Thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY and a fabulous weekend.