Thursday, July 30, 2009

Altered Flutter Anya Card and collage frame

My daughter is going to a Tinkerbell themed birthday at Chuck E Cheese (ahhhh) next weekend, so I thought I would make a Tinkerbell themed card for it. I used my Flutter Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm and altered it to look like Tinkerbell. Been into the 5"x5" cards lately.

I also made Denise one of my collage frames. She was so sweet to host a little get together for a bunch of the local blogging girls here. I know she has been wanting one of these, hope you like it!

Just wanted to announce that I will be giving away a little blog candy pretty soon. No real reason, just wanted to do it to thank everyone for always leaving such wonderful comments. Stay tuned for that!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wowza look at my Aloha rak!

Wowza is not enough to describe this post! My Aloha Rak partner was the lovely and talented Jen of Pieces of Me. She made me this lovely card and then gave me this wonderful tin with monogrammed note cards inside! Isn't it the cutest!

But it didn't stop there, oh no....she gave my daughter the Cuttlekids and a bunch of dies! Can you believe it! Now my daughter can use her little Cuttlekids right along side me with my Big Shot.

Thank Jen for your lovely Aloha rak and for my daughter's gift! You are the best!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Couple of cards to share

Made some thank you cards for a couple of people that I wanted to share. This first one is for one of my kickboxing students who works for Starbucks and is always hooking me up with caffeine, lol! Just a super quick card.

Teri is the absolute sweetest person ever! I wanted to make her a card that looked like her cutie pie cat, Mochiko. Thanks Teri for all that you do!

This next card is for my bff, Joy. Can you believe that she gave me the entire Gorjuss Girl #2 set! She is soooo crazy! She is always there for me and we love to spend money on craft stuff together! Thanks Joy, I love my set so much!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blogging sistah's party!

Wonderful Denise had a little get together at her house and I got to meet a bunch of the local blogging sistahs! It was so much fun, we got to eat, eat, stamp, and eat some more. Just a wonderful day and so awesome to meet all of these talented ladies! You can check them out here:

Denise of Denise Loves Stamps
Jamee of Pink Beach Ball
Nicky of Ohh Nicky
Kyoko of Cards and Tags Mania
Linda of Simple and Sassy Creations
Jenny of Jenny's Creations
Dawne of Dawney's Delights
Teri of Big Ideas from a Little Girl
Joni of Crafty Hula Hands
Jodi of Inked Inspirations
Janis of Creative Expressions
My bff, Joy of A Place to be me....

Look at all of the goodies that everyone made to exchange. Just too many to take individual pics, but they are all amazing. Thank you ladies for being constant inspirations and for your sweetness!

Here is the little goodie boxes that I made to hand out. Inside were some candies, cookies and little antibacterials from Bath & Body Works. The image is from Bella Stamps and it is called Amplee'tude. Thanks ladies for a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Birthday Ensemble for my SU upline

We had a surprise birthday party for my gf and upline, Jacque, this weekend. She was so surprised and it was a lot of fun. We also made a project too, wohoo!

She loves the colors: black, red and white. She also loves damask print things, so I wanted to incorporate that. Found this letter holder and created a bunch of note cards and flower pens to go inside. Then I wrapped a Sizzix Hello Kitty die in black and white polka dots. Also found a matching reusable shopping bag as my gift bag (sorry the pics came out so bad).

I also gave her two martini glasses with charms that had her monogram initial on it. I made the charms using shrink art and my heat gun.

It was really fun making this ensemble and I hope she liked it!

Friday, July 24, 2009

I am the featured Aloha Blogger on Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii!

Hey fellow bloggers, a bunch of wonderful creative gals have started this blog Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii and for some crazy reason they wanted to do a little post about me, lol. I am so honored and really am speechless! I don't know what else to really say, but thank you and I am so very honored! You can check out the post here ! They have wonderful designers and a lot of challenges that really get your juices flowing. Thanks ladies of Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii, you are the best!

Rak for Enjoli

Made this crayon box for my gf Enjoli and stuffed it with some goodies for her. Got the paper from J's . Not sure what the brand was, but I know that Enjoli likes green, so I thought it would work. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Baby Card

I have two ladies that have either given birth or are going to. Just wanted to give them a quick card and a little gift for their little ones. Not 100% happy with this card, but oh well, lol.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2 More blog awards

My gf Brenda and fellow Pacific Stampers Member gave me this award. She is brand new to the blogging world and she is amazing! She has 4 little ones and still has the time to create these masterpieces! She is truly and inspiration and just an all around wonderful person! Thanks Brenda for thinking of me and welcome!

I want to pass this on to three of my close friends here that are always so inspiring and wonderful.

Teri over at Big Ideas from a Little Girl
Enjoli over at Stamping Under the Sun
Joy over at A Place to be Me...

Michele was the winner of my anniversary blog candy and she gave me this wonderful award. I got to meet her and she is the sweetest. If you haven't checked out her blog, you can see it here. She is new to the blogging world and her work is wonderful! Thanks Michele for this wonderful award!

I would like to also take this time to thank all my fellow bloggers that stop by and leave such wonderful comments. I also want to thank all my blogging friends out there that continually inspire me everyday. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week! XOXOXO!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #26 and blog award

I have been wanting to do those Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenges for a while and finally got around to doing it. This week's sketch is by Maria Bell:

and here is my take on the sketch:

Used Nancy Kubo's Happy Holidays Graphics and Snowbeary Friends Paper Set from Little Dreamer Designs
tons of Stickles and flocking too, hehe.

Really like this idea of making Christmas cards all year long, cause you know how it seems to just sneak up on you, lol.

I also received this wonderful award from Linda, who is just the sweetest! I would love to pass this on to all of my blogging friends out there that inspire me daily, oh my list would be endless! Thanks Linda, can't wait to see you this weekend!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stamp n' Scrap SSH1 Challenge

Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii just started there challenges! Wohoo! So much fun! If you love challenges, then go check them out. This challenge uses the following sketch:

and they ask the following question:

"What is the Area Code for Hawaii?"

My answer is : 808

and here is my entry:

Made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday, which is next month. Wanted to use the Hope and Grace Sing from The Greeting Farm and my new embossed paper from Creations Unlimited. Hope she likes it!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hello Kitty for my baby's kindergarten

So I am getting all of my daughter's school supplies ready for her first day of kindergarten and I just couldn't send her with just plain stuff, hehe. I was looking at those composition books that they need and just couldn't send her in with a plain black one, so I covered it. Same with the clipboard. Hopefully the teacher will be okay with it, lol!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Going Away Card and my OCS

Bought this image for me and my bff over at Stamping Bella called Amplee 'tude and wanted to ink it up. Thought it would be cute for a going away card. Used flocking and glitter on her dress and the ice cream cone, but kind of hard to see in the pic.

This is from my OCS partner, Elena. she used those cute Himawari babies for it. Thanks Elena, super cute!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Card for friends that moved away :0(

Just wanted to send a little slice of home to some friends that recently moved away. Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Dawne is celebrating her blog anniversary with some really yummy blog candy! Make sure to go check it out!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Aloha Rak Swap

Jen has her monthly Aloha Rak swap and this month theme is to make a card set. I have all these Greeting Farm images stamped and thought, hey what the heck. So I made a little folder and put these little note cards in it and sent it over to Janis. Hope she likes it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My SU swap card for July

The theme for my SU groups swap this month is using a set from the new catalog. I didn't have a brand new set, but, decided to use some of the new In Colors. Combined Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Close to Cocoa with my Simple Friendship Set. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Totally surprised!

Michele was the winner of my blog anniversary candy and she was sweet enough to meet me so that I could give her all of her goodies (the box was enormous). Can you believe that when she met me, she had a gift for me! OMG Michele, you are way too sweet! I couldn't believe it that I had to go ahead and post it right away. Isn't this the cutest thank you gift ever! Thanks Michele, I am so glad to have met you! I hope you enjoy your goodies!

My OCS card

My OCS partner this month was Elena and I wanted to use the mermaid image from The Lily at the Beach Set from Pink Cat Studio for her card. Used tons of dimensionals to get the water to pop-out. Hope she likes it.

If you aren't a part of the OCS (One Card Swap) hop over to Teri's blog and sign up for next month.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And the winner is..........

The lucky winner of my blog anniversary candy is:

Michele H. of My Simple Crafts. She wrote:

"Hi Michelle! What a great bunch of goodies! You are so generous! Let's see, the one birthday that still sticks out in my memory is my birthday party at Castle Park!! HA..that was SO long ago!! It was my first birthday party that I was able to invite my school friends to! So much fun!
Happy Blog Anniversary...I linked you on my blog!"

Congrats Michele and please email me at with your address so I can mail off these goodies!

Thank you to everyone who played and shared their wonderful birthday memories!

BTW, it is Jodi's Birthday today over at Inked Inspirations and she is celebrating by giving away some awesome candy! Go check it out!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blog Candy for my Blog Anniversary!

In celebration of my one year anniversary, I am giving away a bunch of blog candy! Here are the goodies:

Hand made Hello Kitty Collage that will be framed in a black frame and personalized with the winners monogram initial in the center.

A bunch of goodies which include: Brand new mounted SU Sock Monkey Stamp Set (worth $26.95) a Magnolia stamp, 2 Sizzix dies, buttons, flowers, stickers, ribbons, rub-ons and so much more!

Hello Kitty Sizzlits die!

Tons of 12x12 Scrapbooking paper.

There will be more goodies added as I shop, lol!

Okay so here are the rules:

1. Comment and link this blog to your blog.
2. Tell me your favorite birthday memory.
3. Check back on the 8th for the winner!

That's it! I will pick the winner on July 8th and will ask the winner to email me their address. Good luck and aloha!