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Monday, November 30, 2009

Cuddly Polar Bear

Brrrrr, are you feeling cold yet? Just looking at this card makes me want to put on my sweater! haha! I couldn't resist buying this cute polar bear QK die...I know, I've been really off track in posting my SU stuff, but don't worry, I have alot in store for you to see in the upcoming week! Back to my card (wink!)...I used the Doodlebug glitter paper that I got from Tamikos. Love this paper!! Saves time in glittering it after. I also used the same paper to punch out the icicles (MS punch). This bear die has only three pieces - the head (with ears already attached!), the nose and the snout, that's it! Cute, huh. The background cardstock is a new in color called Bermuda Bay. Love this color! I used my CB swirl embossing folder on this background.
Thanks for letting me share with you today. Please peek back in tomorrow. I will be sharing a cute card that I made with a new line of adhesive paper by 3M. I was asked to make some samples using this paper and I really love it! It will be in the store soon, so be on the lookout for it!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My OCS from Jenny and a rak!

Here's the card I received from Jenny for November's OCS. Such a cute Thanksgiving image! Thanks Jenny, I love it! I received this cute Hello Kitty thank you card from Laura. Laura was one of the winners in my christmas tag giveaway...glad you liked them Laura and thanks for the card, I love it!!
This weekend is sure ending fast! So many things on my to-do list! Christmas shopping...did you all do some this weekend?? Thanks for the visit! Back to a new week tomorrow!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My OCS for Jenny

I had two partners this month for the one card swap...Here's a card I made for Jenny V. I used another stamp with the cute little elf, it's a girl elf (see her ponytail?) I used a scrap strip of DSP from the Cocoa Specialty (holiday mini catalog) and also used my eyelet border punch. Snowflake is a marvy punch and of course, my nesties. Here's a closer look at the image. I used some stickles to make the tree sparkle! Sentiment and oval punches are by SU.
Hope you were able to get alot of awesome specials at the after Thanksgiving sales! I'm working all day and night tonight..hope to see some of you at the craft fair! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Found another Placecard Die!

Hope you all had a wonderful and yummy Thanksgiving! I tried something different this year with my turkey. I deboned it before cooking it. Turned out pretty good. I was really happy with the way my pies turned out. I used a shortbread type crust so it was super easy to make and very yummy!
Well, here's another neat idea that I came up with using a different placecard die. I went back to buy one of the placecard dies for my GF Linda and was surprised to find another placecard QK die...did you know that there were two styles?? I was tickled to find out that after my post, a bunch of you ran down to FH to buy the die. When I went back to the store, there was only one die left...wow! For my card here, I used another retired SU stamp set, Mr. Twigster. Used my marvy punches for the circles that I attached to the front of the placecard. Here's what it looks like when you open it up. The old olive piece is a separate piece and can be used to stamp a To and From on it or a message.
Here's what the die looks like. I liked that it came in a little plastic zip bag so the little piece won't get lost. I'm loving that these dies are 50% off...better go back hunting before the sale is over!
Thanks for swinging by today...BUSY shopping day, Black Friday! I'll be working at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Blaisdell Center tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please be sure to stop by to say hello if you are in the area! I'm not sure what the booth number is, but I'll be helping Carri again at her Berry Sweet Bath & Body booth...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My OCS card for Shirley

Happy Thanksgiving!! A busy day for all of us who have to cook and clean the house, which is me! My tradition is that I have to make the pumpkin pies and then the turkey and this year, I'm making the mashed potatoes...My sister will be bringing the rest of the meal..
I wanted to share with you the card I made for one of my OCS partners, Shirley, for November...As you know and saw on a couple posts back, Shirley makes such beautiful cards, so I wanted to be sure that I made something special for her. I came up with this card... I love this character. I know some people don't cuz he's kind of goofy with those eyes, but I think that's what makes him cute!
The card opens up like this...the scalloped circle is a nestie.
Here's a close up of the inside panel. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets from last holiday (retired now). The corner flourishes is from the Patterned Pines stamp set, which is a level 1 Free hostess set (from the Holiday Mini Catalog). I just love the finishing touches these corner flourishes made to my card. The background paper is from the Holiday Christmas Cocoa DSP pack and I just love the velvet on this paper! Ribbon is the wide striped grosgrain by SU.
Shirley, I hope you liked my card! Thank you for the card you made for me, I loved it! Enjoy your holiday today! Thanks for your visit on this Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful for all of YOU!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Surprise raks!

Got this cute Santa giftbox and holiday stamps from my GF Barbie. Isn't the box so simple and cute? Love it Barbie! Thanks so much for thinking of me! You are so generous and kind to me! This cute card and Thanksgiving treat came from my GF Brenda...wow! a thank you card for the tag blog candy I sent to her. Thanks Brenda! I love the card and gift! Oh! BTW, if you like punch art, please hop on over to Brenda's blog...she creates alot of punch art with instructions!
Thanks for spoiling me Barbie and Brenda! I'm a lucky girl!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My OCS from Shirley

This month, nothing went right for me in coordinating this one card swap...I was late in sending the emails and I thought I had everyone matched up...wrong! I forgot a couple of people (how the heck did I do that???). Well, Shirley was one of those that I forgot, or missed. I am so sorry Shirley! So, since I didn't have a partner this month, Shirley and I became OCS partners. I received Shirley's beautiful card and here it is! and the inside...
Thank you Shirley! I LOVE my card!! You should be receiving your card soon too...so I won't post it until you receive it. Don't want to ruin the surprise! And like a real goof, I also missed Jenny V. in the swap (sorry Jenny!) so she and I will also be swapping cards...BTW, I will be emailing the December partners soon. I matched people up already, just gotta find the time to email...Thanks for your visit today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cool Dude

Two Cool Dudes is one of my favorite SU holiday stamp sets. Over the weekend, I found this placecard Quickutz die at the Cooke Street FH. These dies are 50% off this month. Here's what I ended up making with this die. I turned this placecard cut into a little gift enclosure. The SU 1 3/4" circle punch fit perfect in the center of the placecard and the layering with the 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches. Also used the SU modern label punch and the sentiment Merry Christmas. Finished off the label with two silver brads on each end. Very simple to make! Here's the open up view...
And here's what the die looks like. It was very inexpensive (to me). So...if you are on the hunt for this die now, it's one of the dies hanging and all the way on the bottom near all of the wedding dies...
Just had to share...Happy Aloha Monday to you all! Boy, three days just zipped by! My weekends are always so busy filled with house chores and if I have time, squeezing in a project or two...being at work is like taking a break from it all! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Santa Tags

The idea for these cute Santa tags was shared by a fellow demonstrator...I have no idea who the creator of this creation was, so if anyone knows, please send me an email so I can give proper credit. Thank you! This tag was quite easy to make. It was cut using an exclusive SU Shelli Sizzix die called Two Tags (#115954). All products used to make Santa are by SU. Here's how I packaged up these Santa cuties. I love these rectangle tins with window. Simple finishing, Pomegranate satin ribbon.
Thank you to those who bought me out on these tags too...hope you are all enjoying them. Thank you for looking in today! I can't believe the weekend is just about over! Come back tomorrow to see my OCS card from Shirley. It's a beauty!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Reindeer Gift Tags

Well, here are my reindeer tags. I made 100 of them with the help of my Dad. He glued on all of the eyes and noses for me while I went to work. Thanks Dad! All DP are by SU. I just love their selection of designer papers, don't you? I used my marvy punches for the circles. I like the size and punches are fast! Here are the tags... I had many ideas floating around in my head on how to package them...yes, I am one of those perfectionists that has to be satisfied with the packaging...so one day at lunch, Glenn drove Joy and I to Heiko and we hunted for the right packaging. I finally decided on these clear chinese take out boxes. The boxes contained 10 of these reindeer tags and I tied a pretty bow with some 1 1/4" red striped grosgrain ribbon and I just realized that it's not in the current catty! (gasp!) and the finishing touch was a cute tag that says 10 Holiday Gift Tags on it. You likey? I made 10 of these and they sold out!
I will be posting another gift tag and tin tomorrow. This wonderful idea was a borrowed idea...thanks for dropping in today!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Large Gift Tags

I wanted to use up my "scrap" pieces of cardstock that I had left over from cutting my tag kit. I had tons of these sahara sand cardstock strips left an then it hit me. I could fold them in half and make a large gift tag out of them! I really liked the size. You could use it as a card too. I just didn't have any envelopes in my stash to sell it as a card.
Here are the five different designs that I made. Remember my favorite guy in the red suit? A cute snowman ... coloring this image was a little challenging because I had cut the DP and mounted it on before I colored the image. I had to go with something soft for this snowman. I really liked the colors that I ended up with.
A playful pup...
A silly penguin...
A cute monkey...
Another snowman image. Aren't they so cute? Did you know that I love snowmen stuff?
I made a total of 30 cards, wrapped them in cello bags and closed them with a punched out image in a circle. I sold them for only $1.00 each! What??? Are you nuts? Yes, I am! Hey, I figured that this is the season of giving and I hope that all of you that bought these large tags from me know how much time and effort it took me to create them just for you! I think it's the coloring that is therapeutic for me. I'm thinking of making more and maybe I'll be giving them away.
Thanks for dropping by today! It's Aloha Furlough Friday for me...going out to lunch with some GF's. Tomorrow, I'll be posting my reindeer tags and how I wrapped them. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Successful Craft Fair

Well, the craft fair is over and I've been a busy bee rushing to finish product to sell for the fair. I made 30 of these large gift tags which you could also use as cards. Thanks to the gal who took a pic of me, joy, kyoko and linda...it was really sunny and HOT and we had no shade! I guess a tent would've been good. As you can tell, I was dressed inapproprietly as it was cold when I left home early...Joy said next year and I said she would have to twist my arm to get me to do this again...haha! I had so much fun with you gals yesterday!
Thank you to all who stopped by, shopped and told me you read my blog (blush...) Happy Thursday! I'll post more photos of what I made tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A different version

This is a different version of the Berry Christmas card I made for the silent auction. I added color to the design...old olive for the wreath, always artichoke for the holly, real red for the bird and berries and soft suede for the ribbon and sentiment. This color combo went well with the DSP, again from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper pack. For this version, I also used the ticket punch on each corner and added a tiny rhinestone to each corner. A closer look at the colors...
I'm not sure if I'll be making alot of these cards for the craft fair as I'm on a roll making the tags.
Thanks for dropping in today!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday Wishes

This past weekend, Cute Stuff was having it's 12th birthday celebration and I had to go down to check it out. Here's the birthday card I made to give for the occasion. Lucky thing I had this image already colored cut and ready to go. Made the card making process a little easier! This card uses the same layout like the snowman card I made the other week using white on white. Adding color gives it a different look don'tcha think? Supplies: So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise cardstock. Can't remember what the DP was from (sorry!).
Here's what the inside looked like.
Can't believe how fast the weekend just zips by! It's Monday already, but a short week for me - we have a furlough Friday this week. Wishing you a wonderful start of the week. You made my day by visiting me! Thank you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Santa Gift Tag

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm still working like crazy to make stuff for the craft fair that's happening this Wednesday. Had some help from my GF Wini last night jamming and making tags! I decided to go with more tags than cards because of the size, it's easier to mass produce! I'm trying to use up my larger "scraps" and came up with this. I think I'll make it into a large tag. Another view...
I love the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP (mini catalog). Did you know that this paper has texture? The white designs feels like crushed velvet (or something like that) so it's prettier IRL. The ribbon is a taffeta ribbon - Mellow Moss is the shade. I like how it's subtle but adds just the right touch to this tag. The Santa image is from a retired SU set called Naughty or Nice, but isn't this Santa cute? Cute Santas are hard to come by. So, what do you think of this large tag? I'm working on mass producing these size tags today. There will be other images as well so I'll share more sometime this week.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and thank goodness we didn't get a whole lot of rain on this side of the island! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Double Dasher

Happy Aloha Friday, Friends! I made it through the long week! Here's a couple of mini cards that I made this morning...didn't have time to create last night as I was at Kailua's first scrimage. Almost to the end, the game was called off by the ref because of lightening and thunder! Well, here's the pair of cards that I created with my Dasher stamp (#116816). I love this single stamp set! Background cardstock is Sahara Sand, layered with scraps from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP (#116770) and Real Red and Soft Suede cardstock to finish up the layering on each card. I added a couple of rhinestones on the antlers, not sure if you can see it from this photo. I'm thinking of adding a felt snowflake to each of the cards, but didn't have time to add it on this morning. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I need to buckle down and work on my holiday event coming up on December 5th and 12th (for downline) and the craft fair...keep dry! The weather man said it was going to storm!! Thanks for your visit today!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Santa Owl Card

I couldn't resist buying this cute QK Owl die, isn't it the cutest?? There weren't too many pieces and was easy to put together to make this fast card. I'm gonna break the rules for a minute and share with you that I got this 4X4 QK die from Fisher (Cooke St.) for half price! In fact, all QK's are half off! That's one of the reasons why I couldn't resist - another reason is because I'm such a sucker for cute images and dies...Oh and BTW, the santa hat is an old QK die but went perfect with this owl cutie. A closer view...
Lots of fun stuff used on this card:
Flourish punch, polka dot grosgrain ribbon, felt snowflake, rhinestone and a sizzix embossing folder for the background.
**Sigh**, it feels like a Monday today since we had the holiday yesterday...spent most of my day waiting for my son and taking him to appts. He tried out for the school's soccer team for the last three days and I am so proud to share with you that he made it! He's one of the two keepers (Goalie) and is the only freshman on the team. I guess all those keeper practices paid off! And because the school has no JV team, he's playing for the Varsity team! whoo hoo! First scrimage is tonight, so you know where I'll be! See you tomorrow and thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Second Sympathy Card

Sadly, I had to make another sympathy card. I decided to try and use this set called Wings of Friendship (#114308). I inked the main image in Regal Rose and had to glitter it up because the image didn't come out as nice as I wanted it to. It almost looked like some kind of texture. With the exception of the sentiment, all products used are from SU. I love this color combo of Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery. Kind of soothing colors don'tcha think? Well, like many of you, I have the day off in observance of Veteran's Day. It won't be a relaxing day though, I have TONS to do and I'm appreciating the day to catch up on things! If you are at work, I hope you get alot of catching up to do as well!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make Merry!

When I first bought this stamp set, Berry Christmas (#116509), I wasn't quite sure that I liked it or how I was going to use it, but I'm so glad I bought it because I love it! This birdie is one of my current faves. Here's my card today... I love this red DSP from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty pack because it is textured, feels like velvet...I also used a piece from the Merry Moments DSP. I really liked the way this card turned out, even though you know that I'm not a tradional christmas color person. I lined the edges of the wide oval with red rhinestones...do you think it's too much?
Other supplies used: SU eyelet border punch, olive twill ribbon, top note sizzix die, wide oval punch, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and scallop circle punches, real red cardstock.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Butterfly Sympathy Card

Happy Aloha Monday friends! Had to make a couple of sympathy cards and here is one of them. This card used the exclusive Shelli SU Bigz die called Beautiful Butterfly (#114507). I love the butterflies! Here is what the inside of the card looks like. I really like the look of the rosebud in the center of the sentiment.
Thanks for your visit today! Sorry such a short post, so much to do in so little time! See you tomorrow!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

While blurfing on my reader, I saw this awesome card on Cindy Haffner's blog. It was a challenge using limited supplies. You were to combine a colored image, texture or textures, and any shades of neutrals we want and Cindy went with white on white. I really likey her card so I am CASEing it. Cindy's blog is one of my favorites because she makes awesome cards! Please stop by and check out her fabulous work...you will not be disappointed!
For my card, I did not have any pretty trees like Cindy's card so I decided to use this cute snowman. It's another square card 5X5... I used the same nesties that Cindy used on her card. What do you guys think of my card? Anyone likey?? I used my thicker foam tape to make the cut out pop out more and I also added some bling to accent it. A closer peek...
I love the white on white...Thank you Cindy for the inspiration. I can't wait to make more of these cards. I will try using other color combos and see if it looks just as pretty as this one.
Yesterday, we went shopping ALL DAY at the Festival of Giving at all of the Ward stores...boy, am I exhausted! To top it off, we spent a few hours at Ala Moana shopping too! Can you believe it? That's what I call shop til you drop! I had such a fun time just shopping for ME! (I did buy something for my son...)
BTW, thank you to all of you for your sweet comments on my little elf card. I really enjoyed making that one...Well, enjoy your Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's beginning to look like Christmas

in my craft room! I started to dig out alot of my holiday stash to get me into the mood. I'm so glad the weekend is finally here so that I can do some serious crafting. I really have to get my act together and get motivated in making my projects for my holiday party. I have to work myself up into the mood cuz that's when I start to make better projects...anyone out there like me? I like to race with the clock - lol! Not really, but that's how it usually turns out. I guess I work better under pressure.
So, while digging for holiday stamps in my stamp drawer, I came across this cute but strange looking elf (is he an elf?)...he's so wierd that he's cute, to me anyway. I had alot of fun putting color on this little guy and of course, went with non-traditional christmas colors. Do you likey? up close...
I don't make many square cards, but thought it would be fun. This card is a 5X5 card.
Thanks for letting me get into the christmas spirit even before Thanksgiving. I really do love Thanksgiving. My favorite is the pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream...and pumpkin frappuccino...yummy!
Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday. I'm going shopping with my sister and BIL at the Festival of Giving at the Ward Center shops. Hope I find stuff for me!
Hey! thanks for coming for a visit. I appreciate you!