Hi There! This blog will no longer have any new post or activities. Please click here to go to my NEW blog, as I've depleted all the memory on this one. I hope to see you there! I will, however, continue to keep this blog up, as there are tons of ideas and tutorials that you may want to search through. When you are done searching here, please head on over to my new blog and visit me there. Aloha, Teri

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thoughtful RAK from Joy

Finally have a chance to post this cute RAK I received from my friend Joy. This is a cute dollar stamp she picked up from BF. Love it! This is a 3X3 card stamped in Chocolate chip. I used bashful blue and chocolate chip CS. Added a bling in the center of the flower. I liked how it turned out. So simple and fun! Thanks Joy!! Here's a close up view of the card front

Surprise! I picked 3 more for candy!

Since the end of the month is tomorrow, I thought I'd select 3 more winners from my candy challenge! The 3 names that random.org picked are: Cindy Vernon, Gina Wrona and Tricia! Congrats girls!
Email me with your mailing addresses and I will be sending you a set of my Breast Cancer Awareness cards and ducky.

Thank you all for playing and giving me such great advice! I'm gonna have to get my act together. Wish me luck!

The winner of the CANDY!

Guess I really need to take everyone's suggestions and start managing my time! It's Tuesday already...did I say I'd pick a winner on Sunday?? Well, random.org picked my winner and the winner of the blog candy is ELLIE AUGUSTIN! Congrats Ellie! Email me with your mailing address and I will send out your goodies :) Thanks for such great advice! Here's what Ellie advised me:
"Well this is something I fight w/EVERYDAY.. BUT somehow I have started to do some more improving on this topic.. I actually bought myself the K&Company Planner, it is awesome as it is a perfect planner for a scrapper as it spots for idea you get through out the day and of course space to write down what you have to do..and I made a promise to myself to check it daily and and the end of the day I check to see that I did what I needed to do, if I didn't I put it for the next days stuff. I also got me a blackboard where I write everyday what I have to do.. and I have my kids doing what they have to do throughout the day (well my oldest when he gets home from school) I seem to never have enough time in the day BUT I have managed to start getting into a grove and its allowing me to do what I want and need to do..(Its not easy as it sounds not going to lie you have to keep at it) Hope anything I wrote helped in a small way. I know how hard it can be when you have SOOO much in front of you and yet you feel like you just don't want to do anything.. Like this moment I'm suppose to be finishing a project and what I doing.. Reading blogs! LOL.. BUT I just do this and then keep going! So I send you a lil push and hug and tell you.. YOU CAN DO IT!!! "
Ellie Augustine@scrapbookmama.com

Saturday, October 27, 2007

1st Birthday card

I loved this set the moment I saw it! This set is called Nursery Bash from CTMH. One of my bosses asked me to make a baby's 1st birthday card and I was so excited to put some ink on this new set!
I colored the giraffe using my blender pen - took the color (more mustard) right off of the brush pen tip. Other colors I used - blush blossom, pumpkin pie, creamy caramel, ballet blue.
Other products I used: ticket punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, green galore CS, bluebird grosgrain ribbon. Background paper is a scrap - I forgot where it's from, but I love the spots. I embossed it with my CB folder to add texture. Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend. Today is sunny and looks like it's going to be a wonderful warm day!

Kitty update!

Here's an update on my kitty Mochiko - we call her chiko chan. Yup! she's still living in my workroom and loving all of the attention she's getting! So much for her moving outdoors after grandpa built her a catery outside in our garage. I tried putting her in there and she cried and cried. This cat knows how to tug at your heart! Most of the time, she's sleeping, or is that cat napping?? Her favorite place to sleep is right at your feet when I'm at the computer.
Last night, Nolan let her check out an old toy of his. This cute little alient blog iniside of this tube makes noise and plays a song when you hit the button. Chiko kept pressing the button to hear the sounds, too funny! She is sniffing the toy wondering what the heck is this??

Causabella - she supports the cause!

This bella knows how to send a message. I love this Causabella! Here's the card I'm including in your package if you purchased my cards and duckies to help the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Thanks to those who supported me in my efforts to raise money for this foundation. There's still time to purchase a set so email me if you're interested! It's never to late to spread the ALOHA!
Recipe: Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose CS, Loves Me DS paper, Pink Taffeta ribbon, Causabella stamp, Hope is... stamp set (retired SU set), Chocolate chip ink.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween Goodies

Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. I don't know why I love it so much. I finally found a small window of time to make my little Halloween treats to give away. The two tall goodie bags went to Chazz & Cyrus (Jen's boys) and the cute Halloween baskets went to my favorite bank tellers and staff over at Hawaii State FCU. These baskets are so easy and fun to make. I did have help from Crystal (our assistant coach) and Jan (our team mom) and boy, we whipped those babies out like nothing! Filled them with York Peppermint patties. Now these cool boxes were CASED from Cambria Turnbow. Her blog "Stamp a Little Love Baby" is totally awesome, so you gotta go check her out to really be inspired on some cool projects.
I bought this neat hinged tin from Papertrey, Inc. This tin can hold 12 nuggets. I love this tin and the Papertrey products! Nichole Heady is so talented and everytime I visit the Papertrey site or her blog, I get so excited! I bought the stamp set to actually stamp on the mailing labels, but then I got lazy and I used my rollerwheel instead. Just peel and wrapped the labels around the nuggets candy, easy! I had an unopened 3 cell ink cartridge, so I filled it with old olive, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip ink refills. I figured I could use this color combo for Thanksgiving projects too. Love the SU Creepy Crawly designer paper that I used for the band on this tin. Stamp is Batty for You and of course used the 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches as well as the circle scallop punch (pumpkin pie CS). Happy Halloween!

What in the world???!! Missing - Blog candy post

I guess being off the blog for a few days I was wondering why some of you emailed me to ask me how to get to my post for the blog candy. Well, here's what happened - I thought I'd add more "candy" to this post and pulled up the original post to edit...I had to log off cuz it was getting late and when I logged off I LEFT IT IN DRAFT MODE!!! Okay, we can all say it together now..."DUH!!" sorry, so lame huh. So now, I just posted some cards and when I checked the posts, and I was wondering what in the world happened to my post for blog candy and when I went into the posting, I saw that it still read draft. I'm so sorry!!
The original post and the ETA is now safely back in the posting area and you can still send some advice my way. I am going to be giving away a bunch of my Breast Cancer Awareness packs since I have a few left. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO PURCHASED THESE SETS TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE.

Candy in exchange for advice!

ETA: Wow! great advice here...after I try some of these suggestions, I'm gonna have to write a book! There's still time for more advice, so if you've read this and didn't post a comment and sign my guestbook, do it before Sunday! I'm thinking of ADDING MORE WINNERS to this candy...winners will receive a set of my Breast Cancer Awareness card/duck set!
BIG sigh...Why is the time slipping away from me?? Yikes! Sorry to disappoint all of my readers out there (I love you guys!), but lately, I just can't get a grip on all that I need to do. Anyone out there with some time management suggestions?? I'll take any advice!! I know what my island buddies will be advising me, don't take on so may projects! I think it's just the extra stuff that I've been doing lately. (another BIG sigh...) Okay, okay, moving on...I was finally able to gather some fun candy to give away. Here's what's up for grabs: 1 pack of SU's ribbon originals - Seaside; 3 KI memories Color Lab vials - one with bling, one with felt shapes and one with colored clips (cute!!); one dozen punched giga scalloped circles (assorted colors); one dozen stamped Holiday greetings from Hero Arts clear stamp set called "Laughter and Merriment" - love the birdie on this!; 1 yard of turquoise grosgrain 1/4" ribbon, 1 yard of cranberry stitched ribbon, 1 yard of twill tape with the words happy holidays on it (from Making Memories) and 1 yard of red grosgrain ribbon 1/4". Whew!
To win this fun candy, I'd like for you to post a comment with your best time management advice, cuz I really need some good advice :) Also, if you haven't signed my guest book, it's been pretty lonely lately and I'd love to see some of you new visitors on my guest book. Don't be shy!, post a picture so I can see your smiling faces!!
I will select a winner through random.org on Sunday, October 28th! Looking forward to some good advice so I can post regularly like some of you girls out there!!

Birthday cards

Happy Aloha Friday! Here are two birthday cards I made for my aunt and uncle who celebrated birthdays. Dad got invited to the party at a new restaurant on the 4th floor at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Sorry, it's new, so I totally forgot the name of the place - something like Tajiki Fish Market. Anyway, I was invited too, but I let Nolan go in my place being that I have such a large appetite!haha! I was the driver and after I dropped them off, I went shopping! So funny how I was totally looking forward to going shopping by myself, to take my time and try on clothes and maybe to even buy some new stuff to wear to work, but can you actually believe that I hit all of the stores that I wanted to and didn't buy a thing?? Either the clothes selections were slim, or they were just too expensive. I hate it when I convince myself that I'm going to bite the bullet and pay a large sum of money for an article of clothing and then the following week or so, it goes on sale! Doesn't that bite?? I did find some nice bras at The Gap Body. That was a chunk of change too, but they were so nice and it's not like I buy bras every month ya know? Anyway, back to the cards! After I made these two cards, my dad thought he was to select one of the two so he gave mom only one of the cards for both aunty and uncle - can you guess which card dad chose?? He chose this flower card. When I created the cards, I created the one for uncle in more "guy" colors, don't you think? I like them both, but I guess dad was thinking that aunty would be the one to save the card. I'm sure that's why he selected the flower one.
Here's the inside of the flower card. Thought the flower next to the sentiment added a special touch to the card.
Recipe for the flower card: cuttlebug embossing swirl folder, 3 for you punch box kit, Stem Silhouettes, sincere salutations, polka dots and paisley stamp set, river rock ink, purely pomegranate and certainly celery CS, artichoke stitched ribbon,
Recipe for uncle's card:
Eat cake stamp set, Blue Bayou ink and cardstock, purely pomegranate CS, DS paper from friends & flowers SB set, giga scalloped circle punch and mega circle punch, antique brass brads. I had fun making these cards. I know I should make a bunch of bday cards to mail out when the time comes, but do I have any extra time?? Guess I better start reading my advice from you guys! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Recipe book weekend!

I still have some space left for this weekend's (yes, both Saturday and Sunday!) recipe book class! This is such a fun project to make and quite fast too! All attendees will be making a bonus project! If you are interested in attending, please email me tsuzuki_2005@yahoo.com for more information. Thanks!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Stay tuned for blog candy....coming soon!

Aloha! Just sending my MAHALO to all of you out there that support my blog. I've become more of a weekend blogger due to the overload of all of the things that I need to accomplish! Thanks to YOU, my faithful readers and supporters of my passion for creating through stamping and scrapping.
I will be gathering up some blog candy to give away - posting will probably be in a couple of days. Gotta get off of the computer and finish up my kits for my downline inspiration day tomorrow! We will be making that cute recipe book shared by my sweet friend, Corinne Sommerville. If you've never visited Corinne's blog "Stamping with Roxy", you gotta, gotta, gotta peek in! You will NOT be disappointed. She's always got fabulous ideas going! Such an inspiration to me!! Big hugs to you Corinne!! Thanks for letting me CASE your project!!
Note: Customer class for this cute recipe book will be on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28th.

Puddles & Puppy Dogs

If you scrap, not sure if any of you are like me. It has to be the "right time" for me to do a page. I keep the photo visible so I see it daily. Somehow, having the photo visible daily helps me to think up an idea. Got the title from Cheryl of Engineered Expressions who won blog candy from me for her title suggestion "Puddles & Puppy Dogs" that Alice chose. I loved the way it came out!
Here's the page before I put it in a shadow box frame.

Here's the page in the frame. I really liked how it turned out. You can't tell from the photo, but I double stacked the dimensionals to give the puppy a higher lift.
Here's the ingredients I used:
Design paper is by Crate Paper, chocolate chip cardstock, QK alphabet "Sophie" (retired), SU rhinestone brads, photo corner punch (cut in pumpkin pie), light blue mini brads, Sizzix flourish die (cut in Taken with Teal CS). Again, thanks Cheryl for the title suggestion (and for all of you who played). Alice was tickled with her belated birthday gift. Thanks for stopping by! Have a super weekend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thank you for your continued support!

Thank you all for the responses and requests in my quest to support Breast Cancer Awareness during this month of October. I'm so tickled "pink" with your kind words and emails. I will be sending out your notecards and duckies soon!!
I can feel the aloha from all of you!!

Going Pink in October!

ETA: Please be sure you email me at tsuzuki_2005@yahoo.com and provide me with your email address so I can communicate with you. I will provide my mailing address to you so you can send your donations. Then, I will need your mailing address so I can mail you the cards and ducky. BIG MAHALO (thank you) to those who have already started to support this worth cause! We can make a difference! Sidenote: Vicki - please email me, I have your order but don't know how to reach you since you didn't leave me your email address in your email to me :)

"PINK" is the theme on alot of the blogs this month. That's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we are going Pink!! Since my blog has always been pink (can you tell that it's my favorite color???) I had Jen add a pink badge to my sidebar. Let's show our support! Add a pink badge to your blog. I wanted to share this story, one of the many touching stories surfacing to the blog world. Check out Eliza's blog to hear her story. Eliza is a young mom who is fighting Breast Cancer right now. She is strength to so many women, including myself.
To show my personal support, I am stamping cards for donation. For only a $5 donation, I will send to you a set of three handstamped pink notecards and envelopes and a pink rubber ducky wearing the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. Your donation checks should be made payable to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and mailed to me. Upon receiving your donation, I will mail to you the notecards, envelopes and ducky - the postage will be paid for by me. This offer is for the month of October or until I run out of duckys. I have only 36 of these sets so if you are interested, post a comment here with your email and I will get in touch with you! Thank you in advance for showing your support! At the end of the month, I will turn in all donations to the American Cancer Society and your name will be signed on the card with all of those donations. Last thing before I go, check out this page from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to see how your donations are spent. Thanks for peeking in today!

Birthday Card for my niece

My niece celebrated her 14th birthday this past week. Here's a card I made for her to celebrate this special occasion. I used the cuttlebug emboss circles folder on Bashful Blue. Old olive framed the stamped image. This stamp is by Whipper Snapper and is called King Cat. I used my watercolor pencils and blender pens. I took a close up shot of the crown so you can see the blue rhinestones I put on his crown. Finished it off with a corner punch out of Brilliant Blue cardstock and attached silver mini brads. Ribbon by Love elsie. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pretty card from Shannon!

What a surprise I got in my mailbox the other day. This beautiful card was made by Shannon McGann. I met her through Corie. Love the card and that polished stone technique she used, so soft and pretty!! Not only the great card, but a few goodies to boot! Thanks Shannon! Check out her blog - Stamp Till You Cramp...she's got some great ideas!

I've been TAGGED twice!!

Wow! It's me, the weekend blogger - haha!! I only now saw that I've been tagged not once, but twice!! Once from Rhonda and now by Allison . Here's the details of this tag:

The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

L - love to shop! what girl doesn't?? I've been getting better though :)
Y - yak, yak, yak...yeah, I love to talk!
N - not much sleep - I usually sleep 5 hours if I'm lucky
N - nice to everyone. Hmm, guess that's why I have a full plate!

Let's see, who's tagged?
Lori of Love to dream...skyz da limit
Jen of Piece of Me (okay, Jen doesn't start with the letter "Y", but her last name does "Young"...I was desperate!!!, don't know any bloggers that start with a "Y")
Nancy of I Stamp
Nancy of Inkcicles
Thanks for playing ladies!

Some facts about Breast Cancer

Good Sunday morning! Just saw this on Corie's blog and thought this was too good information not to pass on...take a moment to read, if we don't take care of ourselves, who will? Have a great Sunday! It's a beautiful sunny day in Hawaii!! ** Without a cure, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer - a devastating disease with physical, emotional, psychological and financial pain that can last a lifetime.
** Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years.

** Without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and 10 million could die - over the next 25 years. A grassroots organization called Pink for October is encouraging everyone with a website to go pink for the month of October -- to raise awareness and encourage breast cancer education. We can and should help raise money for research. Over the past 25 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure) has contributed significantly to some major victories in the fight against breast cancer.
** More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).

** More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).

** More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).

** More survivors - America's 2.3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives. But the fight against breast cancer isn't over until we've found a cure.

** You can help today by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More Christmas tags!

Now that the tag class is over, I'll be posting the rest of the tags slowly. This tag design was adapted from the SU Fall Winter Collection with a few personal modifications to it. Instead of tying a knot using a skinny strip of paper, I used the red gingham ribbon. Such cute tag, but not recommended if you're going to cut for hundreds of them! Didn't realize all of those tiny pieces to cut. After Wini started cutting the pieces for this tag, she told me, uh, you cut the rest. I don't blame her! Yikes!! This was such a grueling task but we were already at the point of no return.
I know I already posted a picture of the front of the cute folder to hold 10 tags, but here's a shot of the folder opened up with ten tags inside. This folder used one piece of 8 1/2 X 11 paper (here, used real red) score 2 1/2" horizontally and then score vertically 5 1/4" and again at 5 3/4" to make a gusset. Used 30" of old olive grosgrain ribbon to wrap around the folder and finally tying a bow in the front. Here's the front cover again. The alphabets are well-worn alphabets stamped in real red and old olive. Thanks for peeking in today! More tags revealed in days to come.

I love Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I just love the orange, black with a dash of green & purple color combo! I made this card to send over to Jen to thank her for all that she does for me! This was also an excuse to use my new Quickutz Spider and Bat 4" die that I just got from Fisher Hawaii (sale going on)...I love this spider!! After I cut the spider out, I used the SU circle 1" punch to cut out a white circle to glue to the back of the spider so you could see the eyes and teeth. I also send Jen a "surprise" ..hint...it's something to create more Halloween stuff! Shhh...I'm sure she'll be posting her surprise sooner or later! Back to the card! I used the CB emboss folder called mesh for the background (black) - you can see the details on the close up shot I took. Also used SU Creepy Crawly DS paper - don't you just love that paper?? These are double sided papers! I also used QK letters (Katie) to cut out the BOO! and the ribbon is from American Crafts (got this ribbon for my bday from Jen & Wini). Can't wait to make more Halloween goodies!! Thanks for stopping by today!