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!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sharing My Holiday Cards

Woo-hoo, CHRISTMAS is in the air.  The weather is finally cooling down....WHEW!!!!  In fact, it was quite chilly last night and THAT in itself makes it feel like the holidays are here.   And guess what?   I'm listening to Christmas songs....yup, feeling GOOOOD!!!

Been cranking out my Christmas cards for the past few months.  Here's my first batch of  cards which I kept simple.  This kitty and bird are from the "Christmas Joy" stamp set by Penny Black that I inked up with Copics.    I also used the snow embossing folder by Sizzix, "Stitched Landscapes" die by Poppy Stamps, and laser cut sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking.  I LOVE this font.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you'll visit again lots more to share.   Happy crafting and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

October Card Swap at Island Scrapbooking

Happy Saturday Peeps!   What do you have planned for the weekend?   I had a fab morning going to a garage sale with ALL craft goodies, then a couple of craft fairs, and a bazaar.  

Sharing with you today are the cards I made for the October card swap at Island Scrapbooking.  I decided to make a circle card this time with a beach scene.   I inked "Halia" by Sister Stamps with Copics. Then added a bunch of dies:  "Beach Toys" "Stitched Scalloped Circle," and "Puffy Clouds" by Memory Box, sun from "Stitched Sky" by Mama Elephant, "Stitched Landscapes" by Poppy Stamps, and Spellbinder dies.  The sand DP is by Island Paperie.

Thank you Jeni Lui for telling us about the garage sale in your neighborhood.  I made that my first stop this morning before going to the craft fairs and bazaar.  Here's my haul.  Woo-hoo.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Last Post of my Donations for the Craft Fair - Proceeds to the American Cancer Society

Whew!  Here's my last post of things I made to donate for the craft fair which will be this Saturday, Nov. 7.   Can't believe it's the start of craft fair season.  Ohhh, can't wait to shop.  LOL

I love the panda images by Sister Stamps.....SO KAWAI'I (cute)!  Where there's pandas, there's usually bamboo right?  My sweet cuz gave me this tall bamboo stamp by Impression Obsession and I must say, it was perfect for this note pad cover.  I inked Shin-Shin with Copics.   

Keeping the Asian theme, I inked Ling Ling with Copic, added "Spring Branch" die by Hero Arts, and DP from my stash.  The "Notes" laser cut is from Island Scrapbooking.   Love it!!!

And finally, here's my last set of small legal pads.    I used "Prim Poppy" by Memory Box, "Delaney Butterfly" and "Cheviot Butterfly" dies by Poppy Stamps.  Also, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, and DP from my stash.

I've still got a whole bunch of other things to share in the next couple of months so I hope you'll pop in.

Oh, plus my blogaversary is coming up in a few weeks.

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Don't Forget" Door Hangers and Note Pad/Pen Sets - Donations to the American Cancer Society

Do you often times dash out the door in a rush then late remember you forgot something?  If so, then this would be a perfect last minute reminder.  I found these foam door hangers at House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts a while ago and added Post It Note Pads to jot reminders/notes.  The center of the sunflowers says, "Don't Forget."  Also added a Hello Kitty charm to the ribbon for some cuteness.  

These will be donated to the craft fair this Saturday with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Also made some decorated note pads.....

And decorated steno pads......

Thanks for stopping by.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

More Card Sets for the Craft Fair - Proceeds to the American Cancer Society

Hey Peeps!  Hope you all had a fun Halloween.  I spent the morning at Island Scrapbooking and left with a bagful of crafty goods.   Can't wait to play with them.

Well, here are my last two sets of cards I'm donating for the American Cancer Society.  The fair is on Nov. 7.  As mentioned in my previous posts, if anyone is eager to attend this awesome fair, send me an email and I'll give you the address.

For this set, I used:
"Sophia" (CY924) by Whipper Snapper
"Hello" die by Mama Elephant

Here's my last set of cards....

Supplies used for this set:
Cherry Blossom embossing folder by CuttleBug
Spellbinder dies
Image from "Flower Girls Set" by Dandelion Designs
Speckled Rice Paper

Stay tuned for more things I'll be donating.  

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY