Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

Last update- The sun is shinning - yippee! as of 10:30 am....

I would like to wish all my bloggy friends in blogland a very Happy New Year!  Wow 2013 came by too quickly seems like I'm still stuff  from all the turkey feast that was just here not to long ago... Here on the Big Island it ended with a Wintery storm that sat on the Eastern side of the island for two days, we even had hail that came banging on our roof tops the night before. This is very unusual the last time I ever experience that when I was in my younger youth days.   The thunders went off like bombs and the lighting was a sight to see.   We are crossing our fingers that today will be a better day, we have New Year's eve family hopping and then once again more food to chow down on.   I'm prepping my sushi rice and baked manju this morning and also making my hamburger nori rolls.   Yummylicious!   
Any how- keep safe during this last holiday for the year.   See you all back in 2014 and can't wait to see every one's new ideas & creations  you all have to share.
Cheers & enjoy!  

Challenge#56 Monochrome!

Hello peeps! 
It's Lia Stampz last challenge  for 2013 with the theme: "Monochrome".  Hope you can join in with this fun challenge..  For my last card I went with Christmas Mice,  you can find all Lia's whimsical images at Whimsy Stamps too!
Supplies used:
Spectrum noir makers
stickles, pearls
Martha Stewart border punch
papers - (Pebbles - Welcome Christmas
LiaStampz digital stamps

Thanks for stopping by - see ya all back here in 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

TGF Happy New Year!

We have just a couple more days before the ending of 2013 and then it's time to ring in another New Year.  Yep, 2014 will be here in no time... yikes that means we are all getting another year older, I don't like that one bit (hehe).  
I hope you all got some fun planning to ring in the New Year, it's again another holiday to chow down all those fantastic food where ever the party will be.  One of my resolutions is to work out harder and get back into my fitness as soon as this holiday is over...
Well on and on with all that, I decided to make another New Year's card using one of this oldie but goodie digital image from TGF.   I believe she first came out and back then was a freebie in 2011.  All I did was went into paintshop and erased her year and had it handwritten... I simply colored her with Spectrum noir and copic markers, added a designer's paper from the My Mind's Eye (Collectable paper pad), added stickles  and this cute ribbon that was given to me but a friend who was a ribbon hoarder.   I scored all her left overs but they are all in odd pieces and I still can make use of them in some way or another.  LOL!  

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back before the year ends...

Friday, December 27, 2013

Challenge# 74 - Winter!

Here is my last wintery card for 2013 at Brown Sugar Challenge, with the theme "Winter"!
We are also sponsored by:

Dont' forget to hop back over for some inspiration by the DT members.
Here is my card for this challenge:

Supplies for my card:
paper - American Crafts (Jolly)
copics, stickles & for my snow effects (snowtex) love the texture of it.

Hope you join in on this last challenge for 2013!
See ya soon~

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2014!

Well Christmas came & went and now it's time to ring in the New Year's.   Started to work on some of my cards that I will be mailing out soon.  Hope everyone got what they wanted from Santa!  hehe....
Here's just the first (3) for now:

Be back soon~

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing you all a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS"

I probably won't be able to catch up will all of you in blogland but I wanted to wish all my bloggy friends from all over the world a very "Merry Christmas".  From my home on the Big Island of Hawaii to your city, country or where ever you are have  a blessed day and keep safe. 

Mele Kalikimaka !

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Day!

Well the count day is getting real close to Christmas, hope everyone is done with all your Christmas shopping, card making & all your crafty projects.   We did some small shopping for some last minute gifts and played Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus delivering our pressies.  It's been such a beautiful day here on the island, the  driver from here to Waimea was breath taking.  
Anyhow here is a new digi image that I bought this morning, I've been eyeballing her images every since she came out with them and finally decided to play with this first one.
By the way ArtbyMiran has a awesome sale going on until Dec. 27th so hop on by and check her images out here.  I guarantee you will  not just buy one but several of them.

Supplies for my card:
embossing folder from Darice
copic & Spectrum noir markers
sentiment - Stampendous
gems, pop up foam dots for dimension
Fiskars grass die
Butterfly  from IO dies.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Any Christmas Creation Challenge!

It's Milk Coffee Stamps "Any Christmas Creation Challenge".  Now, this should be an easy one for you all to play along, Christmas will here soon and I'm sure they are a lot of you still working on those projects... 
Our AMAZING DT members have offered some great inspiration today using images created by MilkCoffee's wonderful illustrators.   Remember, you can find many adorable images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, so you are definitely going to want to check those out.   If you have a chance, we're certain all the girls would love a visit to their individual blogs.
Here's my card for this challenge~
I went simple on it, hope you all like it!  My digi image was from last years stash, colored my cutie with Spectrum noir markers, added stickles, washi tapes, Cuttle bug embossing folder and my IO poinsettia die.   

Be back soon~

Exciting news to share!

Hello peeps~
Well I've got some exciting news to share with you all, I'm got picked to be on Stamp n Doodle design team and can't wait to work with the rest of the ladies from the design team.  I actually was supposed to start in January, but I got a card done and will be doing it for their last challenge for 2013.  The theme of this challenge is " Anything Goes".  Now, this should be simple and easy for all of you to play along with us and join in this last challenge for 2013.   We can't wait to see your card, project or what ever it may be!
Here is my card:

Supplies for my card:
digi image - Christmas Mice
papers - Pebbles
Shinhan twin markers & copics
stickles, washi tapes, candi

Thanks for peeking in~ hope we see you on this last challenge for 2013!
From me and the rest of the design team, we wish you & your family a very Merry Christmas, a very Happy New Year  and keep safe during the holidays.
And they have a design team call too,  so if you want to join in please email lilybette@hotmail.co.uk.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Showered with Love!

Whew~ it's already mid December... Weather here on the islands is just gorgeous as can be, got up with the big full moon, the sun is beaming through my palms.... Will be doing some yard work this morning and wait until it cools down and head on back to my crafty quiet space.  
Today I wanted to share one of my new stamp / die set that I bought from Taylored Expressions.  I decided to do another CAS card!  My whale was inked with Stampin Up (Bleu Brilliant) on Basic Grey dotted paper and die cut with my whale die.  Added some stickles and dew drops and pop up dots to give it some dimension.

Whale be back soon~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Challenge# 55- Make a Tag!

Hello peeps~
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, whether if it was indoors / outdoors, shopping, crafting, etc. For me, we spent our Saturday working in the yard, weather was gorgeous as can be, we actually went into town and walk the mall to see if they were any specials going on.  Nothing really caught our liking, but hubby bought me (2) pairs of out going shoes from Ross.   

So much for all that, it's time for another brand new challenge over at Lia Stampz and this time around the theme is "Make a Tag".  This should be another fun challenge to play along, I've seen so many pretty tags out there just by blog hopping.  
Here is my tag:
Digi image is New Snowman which can be found here at Whimsy Stamps
Colored my image with Spectrum noir markers, shadow outline is Shinhan twin markers, added gold stickles to the stars and some liquid pearls.  Added snowtex for my snow, papers from My Mind's Eye. Tag and sentiment from My Creative Time and bakers twine.

LiaStampz digital stamps

Thanks for stopping by~
Be back soon!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge#14 - Mid Inspiration

Happy Aloha Friday peeps~
It's Kitty Bee Designs mid-inspiration for challenge #14 Christmas, and you still have until next Friday Dec. 20th to still play along with us.
For my mid-inspiration I went with a card/nugget box set.    This was my first attempt doing this and it sure was easy and fun to put together.   My Christmas owl was provided by Kitty Bee Designs, colored with Spectrum noir markers & stickles.  I embossed my backing with Cuttlebug swiss dots, word/label tag by Stampin Up.  Sentiment was computer generated, my papers are from the Pebbles paper pad (Welcome Christmas).  And it holds (10) Hershey nuggets, and I added ribbon to secure the card/box together.

Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge# 72 - Christmas!

Hello peeps~
Gee, did the last two weeks flew by so quickly.. It's already time for Team B on Challenge #72 with the theme "Christmas".  Now, this should get you motivated to join in with this fun challenge.  Christmas will be here in no time and I'm sure they are so many of you still working on your projects.  For this challenge we are sponsored by: 

For this challenge, I did a money gift holder!
Digital stamp - provided by sponsor
papers - My Mind's Eye
Spellbinders oval & rectangle scallops
sentiment - My Creative Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

You are my Sunshine!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away...

As I was creating this card the song came to mind and has been stuck in my head all morning as I'm prancing around cleaning up the bathrooms, LOL!
It's a CAS card but I just love those Peachy Keen faces, you can never get tired of them being on anything... I had them colored with copics and Spectrum noir markers, the sentiment comes with the sunshine.  And just love those rolling hills dies, another new Black Friday on-line special that I got at a bargain.

Be back soon~

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tea Anyone?

Hope you weekend was awesome peeps!
For me I'm starting my new week with some heavy crafting, as I mentioned I hope to get all my projects done by  the ending of this week.   Then it's another major cleanup again in my craft room.   My poor Taco is boxed in and I do have  one of those expandable gates so he doesn't get to all the mess that's everywhere.    Yikes...... I thought I could get extra Christmas cards made, but looks  like I'm not going to get to that idea at the moment or if I'll have time too.    

Any how here is another project off my checklist, since I got this posted on FB I've had several messages too from several of my friends  if I was going to make extras.  They too want  to give their close co-worker friends a gift like this.   I haven't replied back to  them yet, I'm too soft hearted and can't say 'No".   I've got to fulfill my other projects , sleep on this and reply back in a day or so to them..... 
So here's my tea bag box holder, being this was my first take on this project it was a bit time consuming... I also had my matting distress around all the edges, my top flower is a die d-lites, added a yellow brad with a Stampin Up dimension  attached to a  scallop circle nestabilities,  My tea pot was cut  1 3/4" with my Cricut Love a Latte cartridge, added some foam dots to give in some dimension attached also to a scallop circle nest abilities.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye, just got them in that I ordered from some Black Friday deals that I went berserk during on-line shopping.   

Toodles for now!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy weekend peeps!
You must be saying what we haven't gone through Christmas yet and she is already ringing in the New Year.   Well, Christmas will be here in no time, so I'm being a little ahead.   No, I'm kidding ~ I'm working on my 2014 calendar for my desk and I was contemplating on this image to start the beginning of the New Year (January).    And I've still haven't dented all my Christmas projects yet, so hopefully I can spend the whole next week in finishing up everything that I'm supposed to accomplish.   LOL!
So anyhow here is one of Sister Stamps last release, I just love my mochi and so does my family.  We love them in any shape and flavors that they do come in.  Although we don't pound our mochi we do the cut short and do it the easy way out and that's either microwave or bake.    I had my images paper piece and finished coloring them up with my copic markers.  I had the background supposedly my ground sponge in with some gray tones from Stampin Up.  My sentiment is computer generated.    I think this may be one of my best stamp and card I made  from this company.  

Thanks for peeking in!
Toodles for now~

Friday, December 6, 2013

KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #14 - "Christmas"

Happy Aloha Friday peeps~
It's a new challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs and Team B has a fun challenge this time around with the theme "Christmas".    I was so excited doing this challenge and playing with this cute digital image that was provided to us for this challenge.  I'm using snow penguin and you can purchase it here on Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Store.   Love the CAS look on the card, I embossed the background with Cuttlebug swiss dots, washi tapes that I bought on-line (can't remember from where) , colored my penguin with Spectrum noir markers, added some stickles and wah lah.

Hope you can join in on this fun challenge - gee Christmas will soon be here in no time..
Thanks for taking the time to hop on over, enjoy your happy Friday and crafty weekend ahead... 
Toodles for now~

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Here are two cards that were fun to put together, it only took me minutes to have them made, as you can see - "NO COLORING"!   These were (2) dies that I bought  a couple months ago so I finally have them out and will be making a couple more of them.  
The laser cut sentiment is from our local Island Scrapbooking which I had like almost  1 & 1/2  years ago, such a hoarder, hehe!

Thanks for taking the time to peek in - enjoy your wonderful crafty moments.
Be back soon!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmast Non-Traditional Colors!

Hello peeps!
Over at Milk Coffee Challenge it's that time again for a new challenge and the theme this time around is Non- Traditional Christmas Colors~  This should be easy for all of you to play along with this challenge. Our AMAZING DT members have offered some great inspiration today using images created by MilkCoffee's wonderful illustrators.   Remember, you can find many adorable images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, so you are definitely going to want to check those out.   If you have a chance, we're certain all the girls would love a visit to their individual blogs.
Here is my card for this challenge:  Isn't she a cutie!

digi image - Milk Coffee Stamps
embossing folder, liquid pearls, stickles, Candi dots
tag/envelope die - My Creative Time
Spellbinders, ovals, computer generated sentiment
Spectrum noir markers.

Entering in the following challenge:
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time  and DT call 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Birthday card / coaster calendar for Mom!

A quick post to share a card / coaster calendar that I made for mom's birthday.  Although the women is a butterfly fanatic I took another route and made her something else.   I'm sure she will like it because it's one of her fave colors too.   The flowers are just amazing in real, I just received my new Die D-lites and couldn't wait to play around with them.   The papers are from Garden Party, the flourish from Cheery Lynn, tag/sentiment from My Creative Time, brads, gems, calendar from Taylored Expressions.  

Thanks for peeking in~ 
Be back soon, hehe!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Prepping some gift money holders!

Here's (9) gift money holders that I've been working on, got a few more details to put on them and this if off my check list.     All the images were cut from Create a Critter 2 cartridge, papers from My Mind's Eye (Merry Little Christmas), liquid pearls, foam dots, and white gel pen.

Enjoy your day~

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Challenge #53 CAS at Lia Stampz!

It's another new week and challenge over at Lia Stampz - this time around the theme is "CAS" (clean and simple).  
Get quirky with it to impress our DT and you might end up on the spotlight!

You can read the detailed rules here
*You DON'T have to use a LiaStampz image (can be any stamp/digi stamp/ embellishment-not even an image).
*If you use a Lia Stampz image you can enter the Random draw 2 times!

*Please don't link more than ONE project unless you use a LiaStampz image.
*You can participate in an unlimited number of other challenges, we don't mind.
For this challenge I'm using Christmas Reindeer, and you can find this image and all the other digital images by Lia Stamps over at Whimsy Stamps here.

Supplies used:
Spectrum noir markers, washi tape, stickles, pearl, googly eyes
sentiment - My Creative Time
computer generated sentiment on banner
Cuttlebug embossing folder
LiaStampz digital stamps

Enjoy you crafting~

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sympathy card~

A quick post to share a sympathy card that I  made for one of my hubby's cousin who passed away recently.  My hubby chose the images that represents what his cousin loved and that was the bamboo, and seagulls, memories of their childhood days.   Being that this is a touchy subject I won't go into further details.   Thank you for understanding!

Be back soon~

Friday, November 29, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge#70!

Happy Friday and weekend peeps~
Hope everyone of you are content to the gizzards from your turkey feast,  and also did some crazy shopping whether on-line or fighting the madness where ever you went.    
We went turkey hopping to (4) families started off with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.   Of course I was already content when we had brunch.   I started light on breakfast pumpkin pancakes and coffee.   Boy was they good!  Brunch took it all, I had a big turkey Cesar salad and I was content with that.  No room for lunch, and dinner was a small bowl of turkey soup. 
Anyhow it's back to a new challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenge with the theme: Thank You.   For this challenge we are sponsored by:

Here is my card for this challenge:

Supplies used:
Digital image - supplied by sponsor
Spectrum noir markers, glossy accents
tag/sentiment - My Creative Time
Twine, papers from Dovecraft

Thanks for peeking in~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Blogland!

Wishing all my bloggy friends in blogland a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Gobble gobble until you wobble~  Don't forget to shop until you drop on Black Thursday/Friday.   Keep Safe!

Will catch up with all of you after the holiday~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Are you ready for a cup of tea!

Hello peeps~
Hope your week is going great, soon it will be gobble up time.  Are you prepping for your turkey feast?   For us, this year we are going turkey hopping, LOL!  I mean we are going from one family to the next  and maybe the next.   Lots of different varieties as far as just having one big bird.   

Any who here's another project I had posted over on FB yesterday and wanted to share with you all here.   I made these (4) cups yesterday and they were so quick and simple to make.   They are just the cutest in real and love hove pretty they turned out.   I had made them for my mom to give to her besties that she goes walking with every morning.    They will be filled up with treats and bagged up later.   Ooh another off my check list!

Supplies used:
papers - Stampin Up - Holly Berry Bouquet
doily, Marvy Uchida oval punch
Spellbinders ovals for the handles
Note:  you can make (2) cups out of 1 - 12 x 12 card stock
I laid them on a thick cardstock as a base cut as 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, like the cup is sitting on a saucer plate.
I'm so stoked the way they turned out, hehe!

Non-Traditonal Christmas Colours challenge!

It's another new week for for Creative Craft Challenge and this time around the theme is:
Non-Traditional Christmas colours!   So that means  "no REDS or GREENS please on anywhere on your card or project.  For some inspiration hop back over and check out what the DT have put together for you.    
Here is my card for this challenge - I did a CAS card!

Supplies used:
digital image - Bugaboo
Darice embossing folder, gems, window/label tag (Stampin Up)
Spectrum noir markers, foam dots for dimension

Hope you can join in the fun!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Coaster calendar!

Quick post to share another coaster calendar that I whipped up yesterday... Quick and simple, LOL!

supplies used:
 4 x 4 coaster - bought last year from etsy shop
calendar - Taylored expressions
papers - American Crafts
brads - Cuttle bug embossing folder, magnetic strip
flower punch - EK Tools

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Notebook organizer and coaster calendar set!

Hello peeps~
Hope you're weekend is going great- I'm sure everyone is been busy busy catching up with all their crafty projects on their wish list.  I know I still have a bunch more that I need to get done soon or for sure I will be way behind by the time Christmas gets here.  LOL!
Here's another set I just finished up this evening, started working on it this morning than had it on pause and went out to do  some errands with hubby today.  Boy, I couldn't wait until I had gotten back home to get this finished up.   The paper piecing is a bit tedious on this die because of the wee pieces so it becomes a challenge.  And for me since I've made several of them before it gets much easier as I keep doing them. 

supplies used:
papers - Papertrey ink
dies - Memory box, Spellbinders
buttons, floss, pen, post it notes, gems, pop up dots, magnetic strip
calendar - Taylored Expression

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Milk Coffee Stamps - Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank yous challenge!

Hello peeps~
Onto our New Challenge which is THANKFUL, so your creations can be Thanksgiving related, thankful or thank yous.  You should be able to get some great inspiration from the DT projects and don't forget to check out all the wonderful images at MILKCOFFEE SHOP:)  Our AMAZING DT members have offered some great inspiration today using images created by MilkCoffee's wonderful illustrators.   Remember, you can find many adorable images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, so you are definitely going to want to check those out.   If you have a chance, we're certain all the girls would love a visit to their individual blogs.
Here is my card for this challenge:

Recipe for my card:
Digi image - Pilgrim Girl & Pilgrim Boy (Milk Coffee Stamps)
Spectrum noir, copic markers
tag/sentiment - My Creative Time
Spellbinders, brad, Die-Namics for masking my clouds

Friday, November 15, 2013

Use your paper scraps!

Happy weekend everyone~
It's already mid November - yikes!   Soon will all be gobbling up those fixings for Turkey day.    
Anyhow it's another new challenge over at Lia Stampz - Challenge#53 with the theme "Use your paper scraps"!
Here is my card for this challenge:
I kept my colors a bit on the non- traditional shades.

LiaStampz digital stamps

Digi image - Haley (Lia Stampz) which can be found at Whimsy Stamps here.
Spectrum noir markers
papers - scraps from last years Christmas
sentiment - hand written
Snow tex for my snow on the sign - love the look of it....

Have a wonderful & crafty weekend....

Entering this card in the following challenge:
Bearly -Mine Challenges - Christmas in Pink

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