Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Enjoy life's moments!


First ~ I want to wish all my fellow crafter's a Happy Halloween and keep safe!

Here is a quick post to share before I wait for my contractor's to arrive to do some home improvements to my living and dinning area of my ceilings... We have open beams and I don't like those popcorn ceilings so they are going to insulate and put pine wood.. Can't wait to see how it's going to be when it's completed..
Well here's another digi image from Scrapbook Stamp Society (Fairy Dust) and will be sending this off to a dear friend who is going through some hard times.  She's exotic in her own special way and love those whimsical images and this was right up her alley and I also used her favorite colors too..

Recipe for my card:
Papers from K & Company
Spellbinders label seventeen
Spectrum Noir & copic markers
Stickles, sentiment from Kaiser Craft

Thanks for peeking in!
Enjoy your festive evening~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Here's the last of those Birthday projects!

Blog candy here!

Well it's Tuesday and that means another Twisted Tuesday Challenge.  This time the theme is Free For All - Anything Goes just show us what you 've been working on!   Here is my project that took me sometime to put together for Bethany's birthday party.  And I saved the best for the last and to share it on this fun challenge.  
I made (17) of these paper back packs and now I can probably do them with my eyes closed, LOL!.  It was a combination of different papers from Doodlebug &  American Crafts, Velcro's, buttons, Spellbinders labels seventeen and ribbons and lots of patience. (hehe).

Whew that birthday project is done ~ what's next! LOL!
Thanks for peeking in!

Entering this project in the following challenge:
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge - A gift
Creative Card Crew - Fancy Folds
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Special Birthday

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Forever Friends - Sketch Challenge!

Want some candy hop ~ here!

Happy Monday all my crafty friends~
This fortnight, our challenge is a sketch challenge so here it is:

This fortnight, our Randomly Selected Winner is sponsored by the lovely
who are providing our lucky winner with a £15 voucher for the store.
Our Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by the lovely

Here are both of my cards for this challenge:
My first card is a digi from Pink Gem Designs (Teddy with Candy Cane)
My second card is a digi from Forever Friends

For more inspiration check out our special GDT and the amazing talented ladies from the DT .
Thanks for stopping by ~ hope to see you on this fun challenge..
And don't forget if you have those Forever Friends images you are welcome to use them too.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last of my Halloween Cards!


Happy Sunday all my crafty friends~
Here's another Halloween card using the adorable image of Scrapbook Stamp Society .
And you can get this cute image (Halloween Koume -Chan) from here. I had this image colored with Spectrum Noir and copic markers, stickles, Sakura glaze pen, papers from Doodlebug and phone corners from Die-Namics.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

My Time To Craft - Halloween
Crafty Mess - Halloween 
Just Some Lines - Halloween
Red Carpet Studio - Halloween

Friday, October 26, 2012

Some Happy News to Share!


2nd post for today!

I've got some exciting news to share with all of you, I'm officially on the DT with Stampbook Stamp Society.  I was just thrilled to death when I got accepted, I really enjoy Sherri Baldy's images and she has some fantastic images  that I will be sharing with you eventually.  I got my first digi images yesterday afternoon and of course I couldn't wait to get this cutie colored up.. My digi is from the talented Heather Valentin (Pickles Pumpkin PeekaBoo).  I had this cuties colored up with Copic and Flex markers, papers are from Doodlebug, ribbon from Offray, Candi (CraftWorks), computer generated sentiment, and Spellbinders ovals.

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Part 2 of Birthday Project!


Happy Friday all my crafty friends~
Well here's Part 2 of my birthday project!  I tried taking a photo with my banner being hung on the wall but it made the image look so far away.  So I figure I would just photo it by the letters and for their you can visualize how it would look like on the wall.  I must  say in real this turned out really pretty and I got it to be the colors she wanted Red/ Blacks.

Recipe on my project::
Pennants were cut  5, 5 1/2 " from Artiste Cartridge
Letters from Jasmine Cricut  Cartridge cut at 2 1/2 "
Stamp image ~ Gorjuss (Sitting Pretty) with cupcake
Inks:  Spectrum Noir and copic markers
Eyelets, ribbon, washi tape, stickles, gems
Flower die - C.C.Designs
Butterflies - Martha Stewart
Hearts - Spellbinders
Stars - Die-Namics

Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Milk Coffee Stamps - Halloween Challenge!


It's another brand new challenge over at Milk Coffee Stamps and the theme is Halloween!  I did a quick and simple project using the  pumpkin digi image and putting it on a mini pizza box.   I had it colored  with Spectrum Noir markers, cuttle bug embossing folder, EK tools lattice punch, washi tape and Candi from Craft Works.  This box could hold (9) Hershey 's and I had given it to my hairdresser as a little treat for her...

For more inspiration don't forget to check out what the DT have to offer...
Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Entering this project on the following challenge:
DL Art - Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bethany's Birthday!


I finally got all my projects done for Bethany's birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.  Yes, I started early it took me almost a week to finish what I had to do.  I will have to do (3) different postings on it since it goes with one of my DT posting that is not due yet... So for my first posting I did her card & bag,  I initially did her card first and went ahead and colored the image using pinks / black until I found out later that the birthday girl wanted her theme in red / black.  Mommy said okay she will be fine with that so whew I thought I had to re -do the whole card.   
My digi image was a freebie that I got from FB  Sherri Baldy Designs ( Eleanor and Pickles Back to School).  Sherri is one talented designer she has some awesome digis in her etsy store. 
So on to my card / bag, I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, spellbinders labels seventeen, balloon die from C.C.Designs, computer generated sentiment, EK punch (lattice chain), twine nd Quik Kutz embossing folder.   For the bag it was using (1) sheet 12 x 12 cardstock, Spellbinders same as card, and large red eyelets for the handles.   I also did the hair in two different shades to give it a little class to it...

So do you think Bethany will like it so far?   Stay tune for the rest of her  goodies that goes with this set.

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anything But A Card - Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

400 Follower Blog Candy Here~

Here's what we have in store for you this week...
  • Share anything but a card this week. Are you making treat bags for the little ones that show up at your door next week? Got a Scrapbook page? an altered item? We want to see them!
  • THE TWIST ~ Use the color orange somewhere on your project.
For my project at Twisted Tuesday I did  a total of (60) treat bags for Halloween.  My containers were from  the Artiste Cartridge, both sentiments were freebies (oops did not jot down what site I got them from), the die cut punches are from My Creative Time, ribbons and cello bags.
For my smaller  treat bags, I used Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and punches from Marvy Uchida and cello bags from stash.
For more inspiration check what those talented ladies from DT created for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Entering this project in the following challenge:
Decorate to Celebrate - Halloween Party
MCC - The Gh'oul Times
3 Girl Jam - Favor with ribbon

Monday, October 22, 2012

Let in the Sunshine!

400 Follower Blog Candy here!

Thank you sweet Jaime from (Chatter Blossoms) .  I was given this award by her and it brought in a lot of sunshine, and yes on the Big Island it's full of sunshine from where I'm at...

Here are the rules:
Include award logo in blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.

Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up yourself (yeah, I know, kinda weird).

Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their blog site to inform them.
So here are the ten questions about me that I made up about myself....
  • What motivates me?
            My crafts, I go to bed dreaming about it!
  • What don't I like?
             Washing and picking up laundry!
  • Where do I see myself 5 years from now?
              Traveling to anywhere unusual!
  • What is my favorite past time besides (Crafting)?
               Spending quality time with my hubby and doing recreational fun things together:  fishing & hunting.
  •  What don't I like to eat?
           I'm game for anything new, love to cook & bake as long anything I eat is not moving around.  You know what I mean!  LOL!
  • What  is my favorite desserts!
           Yummy yogurt - topped with gummy bears & bananas and of course my favorite creamsicle cake. 
  • What best describes my personality?
           Fun to be around, I enjoy all walks of life.  I can say I'm easy going and can meet new friends easily.
  • What don't I like about people?
          Trying to be a copy cat when they know they ain't got it!
  • What inspires me?
          Being married to my loving hubby, he is just one in a million.
          And I can't forget to add in all my crafty friends in blog land!  LOL....
  • What are my hobbies beside crafting?
          Working in my yard - love being out in my yard and kicking back talking to my birds (Although they don't talk back, hehe). 

So there you have it!

 I hope you enjoyed reading them and getting to know me a little bit.

 Now......Here are some lovely ladies I nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! 

  1. Kate -  Kate's Creative Corner
  2. Annette - My Clever Creations
  3. Jessica - Chick - n- Scrap
  4. Karen - Little Scrap Pieces
  5. Lisa - A Mermaids Craft
  6. Carrie - Double Click - AKA A Busy Bee
  7. Cindy - Cindy Scraptastic Designs
  8. Shelly - My Paper Love
  9. Sherrie - Sherrie Scraps
  10. Karen - Kaleidoscopic Sparkles
  11. Diana - DL Art
  12. Chriss - Scrapping with Chriss and Lou

Oh boy I can go on and on !  Now all my nominee's no copying I want you to write your description about yourself... LOL!  Enjoy your award and past it over to who ever inspires you the most.....

Final Posting with Critter Sketch!

400 Follower Blog Candy here!

Today is my final posting with Critter Sketch, my term has ended and it's been a pleasure working with Melanie and the rest of those talented teamies.. Whew time really flew by I started in June and it didn't even seem like it.  LOL!  I believe the new 9th term team will begin November 1st so don't forget if you are follower of theirs welcome them in and I wish them the best of luck.. 
For this challenge which is "Embossing" we are still working with our sponsor Soft Pencil Studio.  The digi was provided to us so I got to choose Michu and Rat.   Love the kitty on this image, I used Spectrum Noir and Flex markers , doodle in my own grass, Cuttle bug (Swiss Dot) folder for my embossing, Spell binders Romantic Rectangles, papers from Doodle Bug, and I wrote in my own sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Entering my card in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges ~ Halloween
Eclectic Ellapu - Halloween
Glitter & Sparkle ~ Bonfire/Halloween
NMWC - Halloween 
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Pan Pastel - Animals
Robyns Fetish - Halloween
Scrappy Frogs ~ Fall/Halloween
Sentimental Sundays - Halloween
The Craft Place - Halloween
The Crafty Pad Designs - Use an Animal
Crafty Mess - Halloween
DisDigi Designs - Too Cute To Spook
My Sheri Crafts - Halloween
Digi Darla - HalloweenHeart 2 Heart - Halloween
Lexi's Creation - Halloween
The Cutie Pie - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Victorine Stamps - Halloween
Whoopsi Daisy - Halloween

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Double Rainbow!

400 Follower Blog Candy Here!

Happy Sunday everyone~
I just opened up my blinds in my craft  room and how weird was this double rainbow, it was like  right there in my neighbors guava orchard.  It only lasted like (5) minutes and it disappeared..   I have two big picture windows in my craft room so I have lots of light that shines through.  My boundary is up to where the cleaned trimmed hedges are.  My craft room sits in the back end of my house so it's very peaceful back there .  I have a one acre parcel so it's humongous for me to upkeep!  LOL!

Be back later with another posting....
Enjoy your Sunday~

Friday, October 19, 2012

Part Two of my Baby Shower Posting!

400 Follower Blog Candy here!

Happy Friday all my crafty friends!
Well here's part two of my baby shower posting - it's a bit lengthy but I wanted to show you all the different images of my creations.   LOL!
So here we go starting off with my diaper origami fold bag, booties and some yum yum cake!

Creamsicle Cake - Yum Yum!
Ingredients on my projects:
Papers from Pebbles
Brads - American Crafts
Images from Artiste Cartridge
1- 12 x12 cardstock for paper bag is all you need
2 - 1" strips for handles
Cuttlebug Swiiss Dot folder
Hershey Kisses

For my cake - this has been one of my famous cakes (Creamsicle Cake ) and with this cake I baked early this morning this made my 40th since Jan. 1st of this year.  And with mommy Sheena next door ready to give birth in about 3 weeks she's been craving for her sweets.   So she will be surprised that I'm baking another sheet for her..... LOL!

Whew I'm glad this project is all done, now to just wrap my booties in some pretty cello wrap they will be for center pieces and put my Teddy Bear Baby card in the bag I'm all ready to join  in the fun on Saturday.

Enjoy your Friday and crafty weekend!  
Now it's back to prepping another birthday project I'm working on!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Who wants Candy!

Hello all my crafty friends!
 It's one of those sweet moments where I'm in the process of trying to be clutter free again and making room for some newer crafty things.   LOL!
So with that in mind I have some yummy candy that I want to give out to a lucky winner or maybe even two winners depending how long it will take to reach my 400 follower.    
So just some small rules to follow:
  1. Become a follower
  2. Put my candy on your side bar, linking back to this blog. (Leave me a comment saying so on this blog posting).
For Extra Entries:  Share on your Facebook and leave a comment here saying you did = 1 entry

Please don't forget to leave me your e-mail address in case you are a winner so I can contact you.

Due to high postal costs this will be open only for Canada & US residents!

 I will randomly draw the winner with  when I reach that goal.

Thanks for playing along!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Precious Baby!

Here's a baby card I made for a baby shower that I will be attending this coming Saturday for my neighbor (Sheena).  It's her second child and she's having a boy, they are so excited and so is big sister who just turned 3 years old this past Saturday.   I decided to use the Teddy Bear image from Teddy Bear Parade.  Love this cartridge, so much fun images for all occasions.
I cut this bear at 4", used my signo pen to make his eyes, papers are from Doodlebug, Spellbinders Label Ten and sentiment /tag from My Creative Time.   I'm also working on another project for her and will get that posted soon!

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cuddly Buddly ~ Skating Bears!

Here's a Christmas card I finished over the weekend, the image and sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.  The image is called Skating Bears - love the cuteness of their assortment of lovely digis that they have.  My papers are from My Minds Eye (Merry little Christmas), inter-twine some bakers twine into my Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, pop up dots and Candi from Craftwork.

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!

It's a Halloween/Autumn Challenge!

Welcome to this fortnight's challenge here on Forever Friends.

Our theme this time is

Halloween and/or Autumn

and we have two lovely sponsors for this challenge.

Our Randomly Selected Winner's prize is sponsored by the fabulous
who are providing our lucky winner with 5 digis of the winner's choice from the store.

A little bit about Kenny K Downloads
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! 
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at

Our Forever Friends Favourite prize is sponsored by the adorable
who are giving our winner 4 sheets of digis of the winner's choice.

   For my first card I decided to do a S Fold card with Whoopsi Daisy  Image.

Recipe for this card:
Papers from Doodlebug
Spellbinder's rectangle scallops
Marvy Uchida scallop & round punches
Candi - Craftwork
Sentiment - freebie from stash
For my second card I used Forever Friends image, my apples are from Doodle Charms cartridge cut at  2 " & 1 3/4", Signo Pen, Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots) Artiste Cartridge for card base cut at 5.25", sentiment /tag from My creative Time and brad.  
For some inspiration don't forget to hop back over and check out what our special GDT's and lovely ladies from FF DT 's  have to offer you all.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you can join in on our fun challenge!

Entering my card in the following challenges:
My Crafting Channel - Halloween
Fashionista - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 13, 2012

For You ~ Sweet Friend!

Hello all my crafty friends!
Hope everyone of you are having a wonderful weekend.  It's been a busy couple of days for me had some family over since this past Wednesday they came over from the West side of the island and decided to stay over for several days.  So haven't really been doing too much crafting until today and it's going to be catch up time. LOL!   So here's a card that I finished up this morning!

Recipe for my card:
Sunbonnet - Scrapping Memories (Freebie)
Papers from Echo Paper
Spellbinders -  Romantic Rectangles
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Photo corners - Die-namics

Thanks for  peeking in!
Enjoy you weekend~

Entering this card in the following challenge:

DL Art - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Treats Challenge!

It's another challenge for Milk Coffee Stamps and the theme for this challenge is: Sweet Treats!
Yep, a weakness for me, love my chocolates and with Halloween approaching their are so many yum yum to choose from....Any who for this challenge they want to see some sort of Sweet Treats on your card it can be candy, cupcakes, cookies, etc. I guess anything for that sweet tooth...
For some inspiration hop back over and check out what those amazing ladies from the DT have to offer.
For my card I chose to use Milk Bear, some warm milk with cookies (delish).  My papers were from Pebbles, Spectrum Noir and Shinhan Twin markers, banner from C.C. Designs, Rosette from Tim Holtz, Candi from Craft Work Cards and bling from Want 2 Scrap.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Twisted Tuesday!

 Hello all my crafty friends!  
 Well today is my first posting for Twisted Tuesday as a  DT member.
 And our first  challenge is all about "Farm Living is the Life for Me"., and it  was right up my  alley.  I love the country life, someday my hubby said when he retires he wants us to move out into the country.  LOL!, I've got a long wait before that really happens...
For this challenge they want to see anything affiliated with Country Living:
  • They can include gingham ribbon or papers, a farm image, farm animals, fields of green or anything that says "Farm Country" to you!
  • THE TWIST ~ Include "grass" somewhere on your project. (this can be machine cut, hand cut card stock, stickers, drawn, etc....just show me some grass.
Here's what I created for my card, my digi image is from Digi Doodle (Cowgirl/horse).  I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, hand drew my grass, sponged my clouds use twine to make my lasso, Spellbinders labels seventeen, computer generated sentiment, corner dies from Die-Namics, papers from stash and Candi from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for peeking in!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge #136

A new month, a new sponsor and a new challenge
What a great way to start the week.

This month we are sponsored by Soft Pencil.
Their digital stamps are absolutely ADORABLE!!

Please make sure you click on their banner and check them out!  They will have a wonderful prize at the end of the month so make sure you come back each week and enter your creation for a chance to win!

For this week it's another new challenge over at Critter Sketch and its' Challenge#136 and here is the sketch for this fun challenge:

Here is my card that I made for this fun challenge using this image (Amy in Halloween DS).
I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, glossy accents, Candi from Craftwork Cards, Computer generated sentiment and Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for peeking in!

Entering my card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop ~ Halloween
Creative Inspiration Paint -~ Black and Orange
Scrapper's Delight ~ Halloween Theme
Broken Box Stock - Halloween
Pause Dream Enjoy - Purple & Orange
My Crafting Channel - Halloween

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Teddy Witch & Teddy Pumpkin!

Here's two more images from Teddy Bear Parade!  I'm so stoked with this cartridge at the moment so much fun outfits to dress them up with..

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your cardmaking day today!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Birthday Wishes!

Hello everyone~
Hope your week was wonderful!  Weekend is already approaching some of you have a three day holiday and some don't.  For me it doesn't matter everyday is a leisure day, hubby spoils me rotten.  LOL!
Any how I have a birthday card I made this morning for a dear friend , she has a birthday party to go to this Saturday and the theme  is Teddy bears!  I told her she was so lucky to ask me at the right timing I finally got my cartridge that I wanted for quite some time Teddy Bear Parade.  I kept seeing images of this on blogland and ask several blogging friends where I could purchase  this Cricut cartridge.. Since I didn't get any replies I did my own researching and found out that only Walmart & Cricut sells them... So all of you like me that was curious where to buy it  from go get it at Walmart...
So here  are the teddies!  

Recipe for my card:
Bear images:  Teddy Bear Parade (Cricut)
Balloons  - C.C.Designs Die
Sentiment / tag - My Creative Time
Twine, papers from Papertrey Ink,

Heart brad from Colorbok

By the way, I have tons of bears that I had cut out I just have to cut out their cute outfits and  get them on. This cartridge is just one of the cutest to have they have like up to 200 images. I'm working on my Halloween teddy will have that posted up soon..
Enjoy your day and weekend!
Happy crafting~

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