Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another RAK from my BFF Joy and a card for her too!

Here is the cutest RAK from my BFF Joy. Isn't she so creative! There is a link to here blog on my sidebar for all you fans. My absolute favorite color combo is pink and brown, and she always makes my RAKS those colors (usually). I just love this one and had to share!

Here is my attempt at a tilting card. I got the inspiration from a card on Jenn's blog at: She is also on my sidebar as well. So I made this little penguin for my BFF Joy. The skirt shakes back and forth. Enjoy and as always, aloha!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I have received an Award!

I just received an Arte y Pico award from Emily at I am so honored! Just put up my website like literally a week ago! Here is the website with the info on the award: All I can say is WOW! Thank you Emily so much for the award. Wishing you and everyone out there much Aloha!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Strawberry Basket Instructions

Good Monday to everyone! I have had a couple of people ask for the instructions for the Strawberry basket, so here you go:

Cut 14 strips (1/2"x11") of card stock (I used SU Creamy Caramel) and two (1/2"x
3 1/2") strips for the handles.

Glue 8 strips (1/2"x11") in a criss cross pattern (I used sticky strip to hold the criss-cross together, seems to hold better).

Wrap a strip around a can (I used a can of Cream of Mushroom) and glue the ends together (sticky strip seems to work better for me). Make sure to make it a little bigger than the can so you can take it off. Repeat that 4 times for a total of 4 rings.

Bunch the 8 strips that you criss-crossed in through one of the rings.

Once that is done, start weaving the strips over and under the ring. Once you have one ring weaved between all of the strips, you can start another one, alternating the under and over (so that it resembles the weaving around a basket). You may have to really pull on the tabs to get the weave tight. Use a total of 4 rings in the weaving.

Once you have the 4 rings woven, pull them up to the top and fold them in to hold the basket in place. Alternate folding the strips in and out, this should hold the basket in place.

cut the ends a little bit longer than the top of the basket.

Use one of the left over strips and apply sticky strip, then adhere the strip on the outside of the top of the basket. Repeat this on the inside of the basket.

Attach the handles using your crop a dile and brads. Repeat this on the other side.

There is your basket!

Strawberries were made from Real Red cs and garden green cs. I used the 5 petal punch for the garden green top. Here is a pattern for the strawberry.

I also have it under templates in SCS at:

After tracing and cutting out the strawberries, I used my white gel pen to put little dots all over the strawberries.

Folded at the creases with my bone folder and used a little bit of sticky strip to hold it together.

Used my 5 Petal punch and punched out the top of my strawberry using the green cs.

Punched a hole in the center of the 5 Petal flower.

Weaved the Certainly Celery ribbon through the holes and up through the top of the 5 petal flower.

Pulled tight and tied it in a knot. Make as many strawberries as you like, you can even fill them with little candies too!

Here is the finished project. Let me know if you have any questions on these instructions! Good luck and aloha!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gift for Taelyn "Hannah Montana"

My BFF Joy's daughter, Taelyn, loves Hannah Montana. Found this pic on the web and decided to make her composition book. The pic had a lot of purple and pink in it, so decided to use Lovely Lace, Regal Rose CS along with some purple scrapbooking paper that I had. Finished it off with some Regal Rose ribbon and a couple little embellishments. Couldn't forget the bling! I'm all about the bling! Enjoy!

Some RAKs from my BFF Joy

Okay, so Joy is my BFF and we do almost everything, crafting, shopping, complaining, etc. She is always giving my the best little gifts and cards. She just started her own blog at:

Please check it out! I also have her on my sidebar too.

I love the little lion and penguin. So cute! The penguin box had cute little monogrammed note cards inside.

The card was made with So Saffron, DS paper, bashful blue and an adorable dragon fly from Whipper Snapper. She is so creative! I love everything that I get from her! Enjoy and aloha!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

And more from Brenda.....

A tisket a tasket, we made these little baskets at our last group meeting. Brenda designed them and yes the weaving was hard. Not something that I would want to have to reproduce a bunch of times, but so cute never the less. Let me know if you would like the instructions. Aloha!

Some 3-D Items designed by Brenda in my SU group

Favours from our last Stamp Camp. Brenda is the bomb! She always makes all the favours and they are always amazing! This flower pot has a See's candy sucker in the center.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My daughter's first card

This morning my daughter got a hold of some of my Whisper White card stock and came up with this. Isn't it the cutest! She handed it to me and told me that it was her card. Mind you, she is only 4, so I think she has a great stamping/crafting life ahead of her.

New In Colors are in and my favorites are.........

Okay, so I think I love the Kiwi Kiss/Pink Pirouette combo. Used them twice the other night and came up with these. Really can't wait until the ribbons for these colors are available for us. Was lucky to find this scrap of ribbon that matched the kiwi almost to a "T".

Not to be biased, I made another card that was inspired by Cindy at One Happy Stamper:

Made this card for one of my bestest friends, Joy. She is always making me wonderful things, will have to take some pics of them and post them.

Loved the combo of Riding Hood Red and Baja Blue. Ohhhhhh.....just love all of these. Aloha!

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge

Here is my very first post and color challenge! Yeah! Took me awhile to actually figure out how to get my blog up and running. Would love any comments that you all can give. Thought that doing this first color challenge would be a great start to my blog. Just love Kristina's use of colors and her overall blog. Really inspiring and her is the link to her post Until my next post, aloha~