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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sake anyone?

What a cute name for such a cute image! This is the other stamp that I received from Enjoli. Another cutie from the Ketto collection by Stamping Bella. This card was so easy to put together. The embossing folder (paisley) really dressed it up. Although the color combo is kinda on the funky side (to me), I really liked it!
Supplies used:
Image: Sake (from the Ketto collection)
Cardstock: Regal rose, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, close to cocoa
Accessories: Marvy mega scallop circle punch, super jumbo circle punch, 5/8" regal rose grosgrain ribbon, paisley embossing folder

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I love Wasabi

The image, that is. Can we say Cute?! I was so very lucky to receive a couple of Ketto images from Enjoli. These cute images were created by Emily of Stamping Bella. I refrained from going online to see this cute collection but after receiving this image and the Sake image, I HAD to take a peek! Big mistake! Now I want them ALL!!! **sigh**...my endless journey of buying new stamps!
Anyway, here is one of the cards I created with Wasabi. I was really happy with this card. It just all fell into place without too much effort. Supplies used:
Cardstock: chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, close to cocoa
Accessories: Super Giga Circle (is that what it's called? the supah large green Marvy punch), Giga scallop circle and mega circle punch, 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon, swirl embossing folder, stickles
Image colored with Copic pens
Happy Saturday to you all. I can't wait for the tradewinds to come back! It's been really hot and humid! Right about now is when I am wishing that I'm sitting at my desk in cool A/C!! Oh well. Hope you are enjoying your weekend doing something crafty!! Thanks for stopping in today!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It keeps me speechless

because my jaw is on the ground somewhere and I can't find it! LOL! My son would love to have me speechless for a day or two :) Enough silliness...sometimes after a long day at work, it kind of gets to me so I gotta "let loose" and have some fun.
But seriously, I am totally speechless and every so grateful to have Enjoli as my girlfriend. She is one of the most thoughtful and generous island girls. I send her some HK stuff because she's not here to get them and she sends me the sweetest thank you's. Here's a super gorjuss card she made using the GG image that I shared with her. LOVE the pink Enjoli!! Also, my very first Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella. Oh da cute! The two that Enjoli sent to me are Sake and Wasabi. Such fun names! You can get your Ketto stamps at Stamping Bella. Thank you so much Enjoli! I've already made use of the stamps and will be posting some cards and a card holder soon! Got a belated Mother's Day rak from my Hawaii heart friend, Colleen. She had her children write in the cutest Miss Kitty card, can you see the envelope too? I miss those days when Nolan used to write cards like that. Thanks Z & K for the cute card and gifts. You are so thoughtful!! I love everything! Colleen even made me a cute card and magnet calendar which is on my fridge already! Thanks Colleen!
Colleen also included the cow kitty figurine in my gift box and when I got excited about it, she told me that they had a collection and picked them up for me. Check them out!
I'm thinking of taking the keychains off from them so I can stand them up nicely as a display. Aren't these funky but fun??
Well TGIF...such a short week, but I really didn't break myself in, I just went for it and dove into my work. Only one word explains how I feel...exhausted!! I'll be posting a couple of Ketto cards and another card holder box over the weekend.
Also, partners for the OCS will be receiving their emails with their partners' name and info. Mahalo for looking today!

A minor correction to the tutorial

I was just reading the tutorial that I wrote before I left for work this morning (crazy!) and realized that although the measurement for the cover of the box is correct (6" X 8 1/2"), I wrote in the instructions that you need a piece of cardstock 6" X 10 1/2"...ai-yah! Sorry for the confusion. The correct measurement for the cover is 6" X 8 1/2"

FYI, the post has been corrected and I hope I didn't confuse anyone.

June one card swap - last call

Just reminding everyone that today is the last day to sign up for June's one card swap. If you are interested in playing, please leave a comment either here or on my OCS post below. If you are new, please send me an email with your full name, address and email so I can share that info with your partner.


Simple Card Holder Tutorial

When I posted this cute card holder that my GF Lynnelle made for me, I got a bunch of emails asking for measurements and more info on how to make this cuz it's so cute! Thanks again, Lynnelle, for this really neat card holder and for the inspiration!!Since Lynnelle was not available over the long weekend to get any measurements from, I decided to try and figure it out. Here's my take on the card holder. I made it a little smaller to fit the standard card size cards.
Love this SU speciality DSP. This one is called Parisian Breeze. Oh, speaking of DSP, it's only a couple more days, but I totally forgot to mention that SU is having a DSP special...buy 3 packs and get one FREE! We like free, right? If you are interested in catching this awesome deal, you can click onto my SU website to place your order :)
Okay...on to the tutorial...for the box, you will need one piece of cardstock cut at 8" X 10 1/2". Score one inch on both sides, turn the cardstock and score at 4 3/4" and 5 3/4".
Cut as shown and set aside.
Adhere sides in place.

Attach a jumbo eyelet on each side. Insert ribbon. Length depending on how long you want the handle. (Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the ribbon being put in).
Now to make the cover. you will need a piece of DP 6" X 8 1/2". Score at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4". Corner round the corners as shown.
Add adhesive to the backside of the cover, on the bottom only!
Adhere to the box as shown.
It should look like this. (Mine is missing the ribbon here). You are done! Embellish as desired. Wasn't that easy??!! Hope this inspires you to try making one!
Here's the finished cardholder again...I used my Sizzix butterfuly die and the stamp set is called Simple Friendship.
Thanks for coming by for a visit today. It's been a busy week so far. I have a couple of raks to share soon and some creations using some new stamps that I received in my rak!! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

June One Card Swap sign up!

EDIT TO ADD: This post will remain on top until Thursday, May 28 to make it easier for you to sign up for the one card swap! Scroll down for current daily posts! Mahalo!

I've been trying to post this but have been having problems with blogger...it keeps kicking me out! Maybe it's telling me to get off of the computer and go back to rest. Although I'm feeling better, I'm getting up at 1 AM coughing my little head off. The doc said I have sinusitis and bronchitis and all of that coughing is giving me some mean headaches! My small head cannot handle! LOL! Anyway...
It's that time again! I wanted to start earlier this round to give enough time for people to sign up and for me to partner up people so you will all have time to work on your card. Remember, you won't get the email from me with your partner's name until sign up is closed. Sign up will be opened from today and will close at midnight (Hawaii time) on May 28th.
Here's a card I received from one of my partners, Kelli B. I just love this Aloha Hello Kitty! This card sparkles from all angles and you know how much I love sparkle! Thanks Kelli! I know I was a tad late in sending my card out to you, but I hope you received it. On to the sign up! If you are interested in participating in the June one card swap, please leave a comment on this post. If you are a returning player, then do nothing else but wait patiently for the name of your partner after the close of sign up. If you are a new player, please send me a private email (email addy on the right sidebar) with your full name, address and email address. This info is important for me to get so I can include this when I send your partnering email.
I'm glad everyone is having so much fun with this one card swap. There are no restrictions as to the company, color, theme, size...you make one card and send one card only, no treats, raks, goodies...you get the idea. Let's share of creativity!
Thank you so much to all of you who have participated since I started this monthly card swap. Without you, the participants, there would be no one card swap!
I will be posting another fabulous card from my other partner, Kim - all the way from the United Kingdom! I hope blogger will be kind to me and let me on!!

My card for Kelli B.

This month, I had two partners for the one card swap. Since I was on my double shaker card kick, I made one for each of my partners. Here's what I made for Kelli B. The image is a Gorjuss Girl image, and part of set II. I like that they have wings so I took them to be angels. I hope you liked your card, Kelli! Here's a close up of the image.
I won't be posting the shaker that I made for Kim just yet because I want her to be surprised. I was a little late in sending out my card to Kim and she lives in the UK. Thanks for your patience Kim!
I hope you are all having a nice week so far, at least it's a short week. I have alot to catch up on since I was out for a whole week last week. I am much better, but now, my son is sick. **sigh**...
I'll be posting another fun tutorial for a the cute card holder that I got from my GF Lynnelle except I made it a little smaller...you won't want to miss it because it is super easy to make!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One card swap sharing

Mary Bennett, who is one of the players in my monthly one card swap, emailed me this photo to post since she doesn't have a blog. Her partner this month was Ilissa (from Hawaii). Mary asked me to post this photo to share. Great job Ilissa! Thanks for sharing, Mary.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Photo graduation party favors

I made these cute photo graduation party favors a couple of years ago for one of my bestest girlfriends' son who graduated from high school. They call this the "sour cream" container and I guess sour cream used to come in containers like this? Anyway, I've been getting emails on how I made these cute party favors so thought I would do a simple tutorial. FYI, there is a tutorial on splitcoast stampers, but they use cardstock. I first learned how to make this favor at a SU stamp camp (out of paper) and then again at Photocraft, a local craft store here, where Brian created a neat template to make this favor. He used a photo to make the favor which I thought was a really cool idea. I did buy the template, but after having to make so many, figured out that it was easier for me to not use the template. Here's my take on the easy peasy or quick & dirty tut...you will need a 4X6 photo, adhesive (something strong like scor-tape or sticky strip) and a paper crimper.
Step 1: start with a 4X6 photo and put adhesive on all edges on the back of the photo. Step 2: bring the two 4" edges together like this and adhere as shown. One edge will overlap so that it can stick to the other edge.
Step 3: press down on the top of the favor so it will adhere on the top. It should now look like this:
Another view of how it should look like. This would be the time that you add candy or whatever you are going to put inside of your favor.
Step 4: now squeeze the photo as shown so it will adhere the opposite direction of the top.
Step 5: put the sealed top of the favor through the paper crimper and give it a couple of turns. The crimper will double seal the favor.
This is what it will look like after you crimp it.
Step 6: crimp the other end and now your favor is done and should look like this!
That's it! Wasn't that easy?? Give it a try and have fun! Feel free to email me with any questions. I hope this will help explain how to make this cute and easy party favor. Mahalo for requesting this tutorial and thanks for coming by today!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday wishes to my BF

For once I'm on time. I owe many belated birthday cards to a bunch of my good friends, I wonder if they still want one from me?? My BF Wini's bday was the other day and I guess since I was home, I was able to make her a card. It took me a while to make, between my cat naps, but here's what I ended up making. I love these new Chinese girl stamps by Hero Arts. The embossing folder is by Sizzix (Thanks Cheryl!) and the top note sizzix die by SU. I love this color combo for oriental cards, which I don't make too often. The WISH sentiment is by CTMH. Here's what the inside of the card looked like:
I don't usually dress up the inside of my cards to the hilt, but I wanted to use the bamboo stamp. The main sentiment is also from CTMH. The HB stamp is by SU.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Most of us have tomorrow off for Memorial Day. We went to put flowers of the graves early this AM, like 6 AM! Dad likes to go when it's quiet and not crowded.
Thanks for your visit today! Hopefully, I will have my easy peasy, quick & dirty (not really dirty) tutorial on making those photo graduation favors that I keep getting emails on...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Surfer Emma

Yippee! The weekend is here! I just love this new image called Surfer Emma, how cute is this?! I bought this image and a whole latta goodies from TAMIKO's! Tamiko's is an online store owned and operated by one of the island girls here, Joy D. She has some awesome prices and supah fast service! Thanks so much Joy, I will definately be back shopping at your store!!This was a really fun image to color and I just love playing with my copic pens. Everytime I color, I learn something new. Getting the hang of blending. This fun sentiment is from CTMH, which I keep forgetting on using. I have many sets of CTMH stamps so I moved them out to the front so they won't be lonely! haha!
It's really humid here in Hawaii, can't wait for the trade winds to pickup a bit...it's gonna be a hot summer!!
Thanks to you my friends who visit me and share your thoughts about my projects through your kind comments. They mean so much to me!! Hope your weekend is a good one!

Card from Kim

Got this cute Sarah Kay card from Kim. Kim was my other partner for May's one card swap. This is such a cute and cheery card, I just love the lace on it! Thanks Kim!If you are interested in joining us for the June one card swap, please sign up by leaving a comment on the post for sign ups. We'd love to have you join us! Deadline to sign up is on Thursday, May 28th!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sun-kissed Kitty

Sizzix is coming out with so many Hello Kitty dies, who can keep up?? Not me! It seems like I'm owning a huge dust collection instead of using them! This Aloha Kitty is one that I would like to add to my collection though, because it is a sun-kissed kitty. I yet have to buy myself this die. I was so lucky to borrow this from my GF Cece who was one of the lucky ones to get it as soon as it was released! I love how she is wearing a pareo (sarong). The DP I used is really bright yeah? Kind of need your sunglasses when you look at this. Bought this 8X8 paper pack by DCWV from Ben Franklin. The chartreuse paper is really glittery, not sure if you can see it. I made this card for my GF Colleen who celebrated a birthday last month. Colleen has the biggest Hawaiian heart. She asked me to pick up this sun-kissed hello kitty that is only sold in Hawaii from Build-a-Bear at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. It's so cute! Hmm, I may need to add this to my collection too!
The weekend is almost here! My pop-up scrapbook class is this weekend and also, a nice surprise! My cousin from San Francisco will be here for the weekend! Nolan is excited to see his cousin Matt. Will fill you in after the weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A rak for me and a rak back

Got this cute Gorjuss girl card and load of rhinestone brads from my GF Allison. Wowee girlfriend, how'd you know my stash was running low?? And they all fit in one card envelope, don't know how you managed that, but Thank you!!! I love the color combo she used and ain't this Gorjuss so purdy?
Here's a card I sent to Allison with a few of the new Gorjuss girls.. so with our luck, the mail will get there in a couple of weeks? Not a surprise!
I just love this fairy image that I got from Jodi. I'm really making good use of it! How do you like her blue hair? Not too far fetched for a fairy, ya think? I used a scraps from my stash, which I have tons of!!
I'm feeling a little better, but need to get more rest. It's a good thing for these pre-postings that we can do so you all can be kept up-to-date!
Come back to see my cute sun-kissed kitty card tomorrow! Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Belated Birthday Wishes

to my GF Rita! I seem to have terrible time management and I know it's because I need to work on saying "no" more often and learn to prioritize my one million projects, ha! Anyhoo, Rita's birthday was some months back (months???! sheesh!) and I recently finished up her birthday card and sent out her gift. Here's her birthday shaker card. Can you tell that I'm stuck on these fun shaker cards?? This cute mouse and cupcake image is by Whipper Snapper Designs and the Happy Birthday is a David Walker font by Rubberstampede (old stamp). I really like using dew drops for the back shaker, they are so colorful and fun! The front beads are from SU's bead duo.
Rita, I hope your birthday was a fun one and here's wishing you many more!!
Thank you for coming to visit today, you've made my day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cute box and cards from Lynnelle

Got this cute box and card set from my GF Lynnelle! Isn't this so cute?! I'm gonna have to catch some measurements so I can make one! Here are the cards that were inside! Wowee! I love all of them, they are so cute! Thanks so much Lynnelle!! See you on Sunday for the pop-up scrapbook class!
Short post today. I'm feeling really junk. I stayed home with a sore throat and coughing. Thank goodness, no fever - gotta watch out for that swine flu. I guess if I don't feel better by tomorrow, it's a doctor's appointment for me. I'm gonna sign off and head on to bed. Stay healthy my friends!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Double Shaker box

Here's what we made at Saturday's class. The double shaker box! We started this project from scratch, meaning that I pre-cut very little for the ladies that attended today. I did this on purpose, so they would know exactly what to do after they leave the class! Here's the finished shaker: I ran out of easels to prop the double shaker up, so I decided to make my own. I used the light weight cardboard that comes with the DSP packs. Cut 2 strips at 2 1/2" X 6". Score one piece in half and the other piece, score 1 3/4" and 3 1/2". Attach each piece to resemble the stand below here. It worked! I was so pleased with making this home-made easel.
Such a long day today, I almost felt like I had a mild case of vertigo. After dinner, I felt a little a little tired and dizzy. Nothing that a power nap couldn't fix! Actually, I only got to lie down for 10 minutes tops. So I will be going to sleep real soon!
Here's a close up shot of the cute Flutter Anya. Got this super cute stamp from Joy! So cute and easy t color!!
Thanks for visiting today! Come back again!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Graduation season is here!

Finally was able to make a card after a few days of non-crafting! I have a few graduates to congratulate this year and here's one of the cards I created today. This is a double slider card, I just can't get enough of this cute and fun card and it's so easy to make! This Anya Graduate is so cute too, it's a digi image which I colored with my copic pens. Here's what the card looks like when you pull on the cord.
After I created this card, as an afterthought, I said to myself, "where do I put the $??" Here's what I came up with. I used the exclusive SU scallop envelope die and the G from the Great Grads stamp set.
I used velcro to keep it closed and here's a view of the envelope opened.
Today is my double shaker box class; we're gonna have so much fun! I'll post what we made tomorrow. Thanks for your visit today! Enjoy your weekend!