Thursday, January 29, 2009

Birthday cards galore part 3!

A couple more to add to my huge list of birthdays for the month! Leaving for the Big Island tomorrow until the 1st, so will be a bit M.I.A. for a couple of days. Enjoy and aloha!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Birthday cards galore part 2!

I know I mentioned that I have like a zillion birthdays in February, right. Well I am still trying to make all of the cards....yikes! I have been plowing away when I have time (my in-laws, sister-in-laws, nephews, etc.) have been staying with us, so I have had a packed house and no time to really craft...(sigh). Anyhoots, I thought I would share some of the cards that I have been able to squeek out. Enjoy and there will be more to share soon!

A little Anya Mermaid for my friend Shannon who loves the color orange!

High Hopes Monkey for Alexie. Not sure how I like this card...(another sigh)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More raks to share!

I received two lovely raks from two lovely gals! The first one is from Denise over at Denise Loves Stamps. She made my daughter and I the sweetest Valentine's Day jewelry in a little Hello Kitty holder. Too cute! Thanks Denise for thinking of us, you are soooooo sweet!

My bff, Joy made me this adorable pail using a Cricut! She even shrinked two little hearts to go on the front!

Can you see the shrinked hearts? Aren't they so cute!

She stuffed it with all of these goodies! I am so blessed to have Joy in my life! She is the most thoughtful person in the world....and her birthday is coming up on February 7th (shhh....)!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rak from Berenice with my fav, Miss Hello Kitty!

Berenice over at Sweet Escape just sent me the cutest HK rak yesterday! She is also a Sanrio junkie! Thanks so much Berenice, you are the sweetest!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sympathy card for a friend

A dear friend of mine just lost her father suddenly. She is one of my kickboxing students and a really sweet friend. I wanted to make something elegant for all the ladies to sign and to give to her. I hope this card will ease some of the pain she is feeling. Make sure that you give those special people in your life an extra hug today....just because.

Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Glassy Glaze

Monday, January 19, 2009

My daughter's scrapbook

Just finished my daughter's 3-4 year old scrapbook and thought I would post the final page of her scrapbook. I didn't want to take a pic of every page (boring), so I thought the final page would be suffice ;0). Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Few Raks to share :0)~

Just wanted to share some raks that I received :0)!

My bff, Joy, gave me these adorable little Hero Arts Japanese girlies! She made me a matching card in my fav, pink and brown! So cute! Love them Joy!

Berenice was my Aloha Rak partner and she loves Hello Kitty just as much as I do. She sent me all of the wonderful Sanrio goodies! Lucky me! Thanks Berenice, me gusta mucho!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bella Rose frame for Joy

Found this frame and wanted to make a little "friendship" collage for my bff, Joy. Have seen these collages and really wanted to try and make one. I think the frame was 8"x8" and I cut the squares at 2"(I think). Really liked how this came out, hope she likes it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Big Sister's Wedding Invitations

A true labor of love for my big sis's wedding. She asked me to make her invitations using red, black and silver. It took me a bit to get it just right, but I finally came up with this and liked it. I am embossing all of the insides and part of the outside with silver metallic embossing powder. Enjoy and aloha!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Birthday Cards Galore!

Getting a jump start on February! Okay, so need to explain, February is my crazy birthday month. I have literally 10 birthdays in that month. So I always go broke during the month of February, lol! I started to make some cards for a couple of those people already. Here are some of them.

Images are from Mindy Terasawa's designs over at Designer Digitals. Aren't they the cutest! I used the Sweet and Salty Icons for the turtle image, the Surfs Up Stickers for the surf board and a monkey from the Monkey Do Stickers. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rak from Jackielou!

Received this wonderful rak from Jackielou yesterday! She is such a sweet and creative person! Thank you so much Jackielou for thinking of me!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Rak from Teri and my finished photo cube

My good friend Teri sent me the most cutest rak yesterday. She know how much I love pink and brown and there was a little goodie inside, a Quickutz Christmas Tree die. Thank you so much Teri, I am so glad that Joy introduced us! You are truly the sweetest person ever. Thank so you much for thinking of me!

At Teri's Christmas Party we made these photo cubes using CD storage cases. I finally got around to finishing mine. This was such a great idea Teri! I love it! Would be such great gifts for the grandparents. Enjoy everyone and aloha!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rak from Joy D.

Joy over at Tamiko's sent me the cutest rak ever! Thank you so much Joy, you know what a Hello Kitty freak I am, lol!

Cute little flower card

Adorable little note pad and pen (note to self "won't let anyone use this, will have to put in glass case,lol")

Box of HK cards, I told Joy that I can't get myself to open it because I am afraid to mess up the bow, lol.

Some dew drops and flowers! Thank you so much Joy, I love all my goodies!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bella Rose Recipe Box

Found this wooden box at a craft store to hold my recipe cards in. Used some Modgepodge and some Bella Rose paper and this is what I came up with. I think that it is still missing something, not sure what else to put on it. Hmmmmm.....

Top view, I dyed the flowers from my SU pretty kits with some Ridinghood Red ink.

Side view

Inside.....used my MU scallop oval and my SU large oval punch to make the little markers along with my SU From the Kitchen stamp set. Enjoy and aloha!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello Kitty Gift box for Joy

Berenice over at Sweet Escapes is having a Sanrio Challenge. I know it says a card for the challenge, but I thought why not enter this little box. Super easy to make. Just took a 9½"x12" piece of CS and scored it at 2½", flipped and 2½" (along the 12" side) and then at 3½" flip and 3½" (along the 9½" side). Put three Bath & Body Works lotions in it for my bff. Let me know if you have any questions and Happy New Year!