Saturday, December 29, 2018

Calendar 1 - Cute Koala

Sharing my first set of calendars I included with our Christmas cards.   The calendars are by Vippie and start with December 2018.

Koala image from "You're Koalafied" by Gerda Steiner
Grass die by Your Next Die
Clouds from "Landscape Trio" by Mama Elephant
Sun die from "Stitched Sky" by Mama Elephant
Flowers from "Baby's Breath Flower Kit" by Cheery Lynn
Distress Oxide Ink

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas Cards, Tags, and Calendar Received from My Crafty Friends

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are now ready for the New Year's celebration. 

Sharing with you today are these amazing cards I received from my super crafty friends in no particular order.

First up are 4 cards and 2 tags by Lianne.  Holy cow, she has a LOT of patience coloring and fussy cutting soooo many tiny images.  All are super kawai'i. 

This adorable pineapple calendar is from Char.  It's already set up on my computer desk. 

Check out this sweet card from Cindy.  Cute scene!!!

Open the card and out pops these adorable critters!

This card is from Jeri.  Very classy especially with the shiny gold strip.

This beautifully embosses card and "Lip Smacker" is from Shirley.   I'll make good use of that "tasty" lip balm especially when we have cold weather.  It can dip to the low 50's where we live.

And this amazing stand-up card is from Eunice.   She is one heck of a professional crafty.  Really think she should start her own business.  

Thanks a million everyone.  Wishing you all a very safe and blessed New Year.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Happy Christmas Mail

And finally, my last set of cards.  Here's Winnie, another image from a set from my dear cousin.  
Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!   Stay tuned for my calendar posts.

"Winnie's Xmas Mail" image by Polka doodle
Birds by Your Next Stamp
"Stitched Landscape" die by Poppy Stamp
"Joy" die by Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions
Glitter paper
Wink of Stella

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"Be Merry"

Sharing my 5th set of Christmas cards.  The sweet girl, "Winnie" is from a set by Polka Doodles which my sweet cousin gave me.  She's sooo cute.  

Other supplies:
Hedgie from "Christmas Friends" by Penny Black
"Be Merry" die from "'tis the Season" by Penny Black
Background - embossing folder by Sizzix
Floor - embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Gold glitter paper by American Craft

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Holly Jolly Christmas

Sharing my 4th set of cards with Mr. Snowman in Winter Wonderland.

Snowman from "Snow Much Joy" by Your Next Stamp
"Birch Trees: die by Die-namics
"Stitched Landscape" die by Poppy Stamps
"Blueprint 27" die by Die-namics
Frantage by Stampendouse for the snow
Glitter paper
"Star of Wonder" die by Memory Box

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tweet Holiday Season

Wishing you all a very "tweet" Christmas.  My 3rd set of cards.

Image and sentiment by Your Next Stamp
DP from stash
"Stitched Rectangle Frame" die for the border by Die-namics

Friday, December 7, 2018

Joyful Penguins

Sharing my 2nd set of Christmas cards with a cute penguin scene.

Penguins from "Here We Go A-Waddling" by Memory Box
"Stitched Circle Trees" die by Memory Box
Frantage by Stampendous for the snow
Sentiment by Island Scrapbooking

Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy Pawlidays"

Good heavens, where did the year go???  The holidays sure crept up quickly.

Sharing my first set of Christmas cards with this kawai'i pup from "Happy Pawlidays" by MFT.  Kept it simple.

Other supplies:
"Rectangle peek-A-Boo Window" die by Die-namics

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Kitty Card for Son's Co-Workers

One of my son's asked me to make a card so he could send it to his former co-workers.  I really didn't know what images or dies to use but since he has 2 kitties, I whipped up this scene.  

2 cat images from "Purrfect Day" set by Penny Black
Snail on mouse image from "Critter Party" set by Penny Black
Grass stamp from Viva Las Vegasstamp
"Fairy Flower" die by Memory Box
"Stitched Landscapt" die by Poppy Stamp
Sun die from  "Stitched Sky" die set by Mama Elephant
DP from stash

Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Hubby

Made this card for my hubby.  He loves to fish so it was a no-brainer to include some on his card.
Images from "Fintastic Friends" set by Lawn Fawn
Quote strip from "Blueprint 27" die set by Die-namics
DP from stash
Embossing folder by Sizzix

Monday, November 19, 2018

A Card from My "Gillfriend"

Received this super-duper cute card from my "gillfriend" Lianne.   Even my hubby was in awe when he opened it.

Check this out.  3D layout.  So amazing!!!!

Thank you so much Lianne.  You rock!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Birthday Celebration

Yesterday was a fun day celebrating our 2nd son's birthday.  He has 4 dogs so that meant making a card with 4 doggie images.   They don't look like his furry pals though.

3 large dog and bone images from "Good Times" set by Penny Black
Small dog image by Dandelion Design
Birds from "Misaki" set by Sister Stamps
"Stitched Hillside Borders" die by Lawn Fawn
"Grassy Hillside Borders" die by Lawn Fawn
"Puffy Cloud Border" by Lawn Fawn
Sun die from "Spring Showers" by Lawn Fawn
DP from stash

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Holy Cow

Lianne did it again!!!   Check out this dang cute card she made.   Sure gave me a BIG smile.  Thank you soooooo much Lianne.  You always brighten my day.   HUGS!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Happy Birthday

Our youngest son's girlfriend recently celebrated her birthday.  Thought I'd use a bunny image since they have a couple of cute bunnies.
"Rosie Rabbit Gift" image by YNS
Embossing folders for wall and floor by Sizzix
DP from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

"Hello" from Lianne

Just LOVE this adorable card I received from my creative and inspiring friend, Lianne.  It sure brightened my day.   Thank you so much Lianne for always being so sweet and thoughtful.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Happy Birthday to Our #3 Son

September is birthday month for our family.  Our youngest son recently celebrated his birthday and being that he and his girlfriend have a couple of bunnies, I wanted to make a card with "Mini" and "BunBun."  


"Bunny with glasses" from "Hoppiness" stamp set by Gerda Steiner
Brown bunny from "Bunny Friends" by Pretty Pink Posh
"Stitched Landscape" by Poppy Stamps
Grass die by Your Next Die
Airplane by Dandelion Design
Sentiment by C.C. Design
Banner from "Stitched Sentiment Strips" by Die-namics
DP from stash

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday to Our Sweet Dtr-in-Law

As some of you know, our son and dtr-in-law have 2 kitties, Eli and Ripley.  As in our son's birthday card, I wanted to incorporate both kitties onto her card too.  So that's Ripley on the bookshelf and our dtr-in-law holding Eli.    I recently found out she loves cactus plants and was soooo happy to find that I actually had a little cactus stamp that fit so perfectly on the table.   

Images of the girl from "New Best Friend" by MFT
Cat with glasses, books, bookshelf and cactus from "On the Bookshelf" by Gerda Steiner
Quote Bubble die from "A Birdie Told Me" by Lawn Fawn
Embossing folder for the wall by Sizzix
Embossing folder for the floor by Provo Craft
"Aston Side Table" die by Poppy Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Happy Birthday to My BFF

My BFF recently celebrated her birthday.  Here's the card I made for her.   She's  an amazing gardener so I thought this orchid image would be perfect.

Orchid - (no brand name on the stamp)
Gum drop dots by Your Next Stamp
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday to our Son

Made this birthday card for our son who has 2 kitties.  Eli is gray and Ripley, brownish orange.  So on this card, the boy in the garden of tulips is our son holding Eli and Ripley has a couple of balloons tied to her tail. 

Here's Ripley checking our her image on the card.

Meet Eli and Ripley.

I had to add this sentiment inside the card.  Thought it was perfect.  LOL

Images from "Little Buddies" by MFT
"Landscape Trio" die by Mama Elephant
"Rect Peek A Boo Window" die by Die-namics
"Tiny Tulips" dies by Memory Box
"Balloons" dies by Taylored Expression
Inside sentiment from "Giggle Greetings" by Stampin' Up

Monday, August 27, 2018

"Just Saying Hello"

I'm so fortunate and grateful for receiving so many super cute and inspiring cards from Lianne.   Check out this kawai'i (cute) card she just sent me.  Totally love the darling little fairy and tiny colorful flowers.  Sweet yah?

And look at the flip side.  This fairy has a front and back piece with 2 tiny magnets at the bottom on the inside.  It's a bookmark.  How clever is that????  Thank you so much Lianne!!!!!  Love it!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Welcome Back Home

Yesterday was a very special day.  Our dear son and sweet daughter-in-law moved back to the Big Island and we are thrilled to the max to have them back with the rest of the family.  Woo-hoo.

Here's the welcome home card I made for them.

"Stitched landscape" die by Poppy Stamps
Birds, birdhouse, bird bath and sentiment by Your Next Stamp
Dog image from "New Best Friends" set by MFT
Grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamp
DP from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Happy Kanreki (60th birthday)

My hubby's friend recently celebrated his "Kanreki" so I made this good luck card for him.  The crane represents good fortune and longevity, bamboo represents prosperity, and the turtles represent longevity and good luck.  We wish him alllll the best.   Super nice guy.

Crane from "Mitsuyo" set by Sister Stamps
Hill from "Stitched Landscape" by Poppy Stamps
Bamboo by Hero Arts
Turtles by Denami Sesign
DP from stash
Gold glitter pen

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Monday, July 30, 2018

A "Wow" Card from Lianne

OK, Lianne really outdid herself with this card.  I just kept saying, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow."  

This is what the card looks like when you take it out of the envelope.

Lift the card by pulling the ribbon at the top and all the 4 accordion pieces spreads out.  There's an assortment of the cutest little monkeys on each fold.   On the inside of the base is a sweet sentiment that says, "Sending Smiles and Happy Thoughts from Me to You."   Cute yah?   

I know this card was time-consuming to make.  Thank you so much Lianne.  You always make my day!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Card for Colten

When we got invited to our friends' grandson's 1-year old birthday party, I really wanted to make a special card for little Colten.  After trying a few different things, I came up with this scene.   He kinda looks like this little boy image too.  

Airplane, banner and boy images by Dandelion Designs
Balloon die by Taylored Expression
Bamboo die by Frantic Stamper
"Stitched Landscape" by Poppy Stamps
DP from stash
Grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Colten

Last weekend, hubby and I attended our friends grandson's 1 year old birthday party.  We have a lot of fun and Colten is sooooo kawai'i (cute).   You may think this is the card I made for him but actually this is the envelope.  I had the pieces cut out but wasn't really sure how to lay it out.  And guess what?   My hubby designed it.   Pretty good huh?  Suggested he give up fishing and make cards instead.  LOL.  He said, "Nah."

My bad though....shoots, I misspelled his name.   Should be Colten rather than Colton.  Dang!!!!

Crane by Sister Stamps
Balloon die by Frantick Stamper
Bamboo die by Tutti Designs
Turtle image by Denami Designs
Letters by Sizzix
"Stitched Landscape" by Poppy Stamps
DP from stash

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Home Sweet Home

Today, we went to our cousin's house blessing.  Beautiful home.   Here's the CAS card I made for the sweet couple.

"Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window" die by Die-namics
Images and sentiment from "Home Sweet Home" by Lawn Fawn
DP for sky background from stash

Hope you all had a great 4th of July.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Happy 1st Anniversary

Our son and sweet daughter-in-law recently celebrated their 1st Anniversary as Mr. and Mrs.   Here's the card I made for the "Lovebirds."

Image - "Bear Hugs" by Wild Rose Studio
"Stitched Scallop Basic Edge" die by Die-namics
DP by Doodlebug from Island Scrapbooking
Enamel Dots by Doodlebug

Thanks so much for stopping by.