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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sweet Kitty Card

Happy Weekend! It's a good thing that blogger allows you to pre-post. Today is the garage sale and it should be lots of fun. Today, I'm sharing with you a kitty card. This card is similar to the doggie card that I posted a few days ago. This kitty is also from the stamp set Every Little Bit (28 images!). I'm also using a stamp from the Printed Petals set (the image behind the kitty). This stamp can be punched out using the scallop circle punch. The DSP is a new one called Elegant Soiree and matched perfect with my soft suede cs and the new cherry cobbler cs. I also used lots of bling. These rhinestones are fun to use. The ones I used for my card today comes stuck all in a row, so flashy! I finished off my card using the photo corners in chocolate chip. Sentiment is from a set called A Word For You and I used my marker to ink up only the Happy Birthday part and I punched it out using the modern label punch. Here's a closer look at the shiny rhinestones! Oops, forgot to mention that I used my eyelet border punch too. It was a fun card to make.
Thanks for spending a bit of your Saturday with me...I think I'll try to rest a little tomorrow, hopefully I'll be able to create some fun things to share with you next week!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Everyday Princess

I hope I'm allowing enough time for my OCS partner to receive her card. This month, I was partnered up with Cindy Adachi of Canada. We had to create our card using WORDS. I almost forgot about the words as I was creating and so I jumped on the computer and typed up the word FRIENDS. The image that I used is called Everyday Princess and it is a digi image by Tiddly Inks...these images are so adorable and fun to color. Although, I won't take credit for the color of this image either. I got it from my stash of colored images by my niece who loves to color and asks to color every time she comes over...I'm running out so hope Jen comes over for dinner soon! haha!
This card is 6X6 in size. I was looking though some of my 6X6 papers and found a whole stack of retired SU DSP. The one that I used for the background was perfect with the crowns. I thought was fitting for this card. Got the beautiful red rose from Little C's online store and used my nestie to frame the image. (All other paper by SU). Here's the inside.
I'm so glad that it's Friday! It's been another busy week for me. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today and don't forget to stop by the garage sale if you are in the Kailua area.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Garage Sale Announcement and a relaxing card

I will be participating in a garage sale this Saturday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1545 Akaakoa Place, Kailua. We will have lots of craft items (stamp sets, stamping wheels, ink cartridges, ink pads, paper, beads, eyelets and more!) as well as other household items at low, bargain prices! Bring a friend and come check it out!
Today's card was a fun card to make. I got this Yoga Anya from Tamiko's and never had a chance to ink it up til now. I really liked the way it turned out. Used my top note die and embossed it and added some pretty paper roses. These roses were made using a sizzix die (sorry forgot the name of it), but it was really easy to make. I added pearls in the center of the roses. I used the word window punch for her yoga mat.
Here's a closer view of the roses.
Speaking of relaxing...haven't posted photos of Mochiko in a while so thought I'd share some. I envy the fact that she can sleep all day. So sweet and peacful.
Aahh, the life of a cat...
Thanks for making a visit to my blog today! Hope to see you at the garage sale this weekend.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Doggie Card

One of the best things about the new idea book and catalog is that there are so many new products to buy and play with! Over the weekend, in between my chores, I found some time to play with some new stamps and products and made this card. Cardstock is the new Marina Mist. I also used soft suede and chocolate chip cardstock. The flower is from a new set called Printed Petals. When I first saw this flower, I thought it would work with our large flower punch but I didn't realize that this stamp has 6 petals and the punch only had 5 (sad face!) I had to hand cut this flower out, which wasn't too bad. I also used this cute doggie image from a set called Every Little Bit. This set comes with 28 images! Here's a closer look...
We now sell self-adhesive rhinestones, yay! I love these rhinestones! I also used a new punch called dotted scallop ribbon border.
I'll post another card tomorrow using the same stamp set. Wishing you a nice day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Chop Suey Post

Happy Monday and welcome to my "chop suey post"...what the heck is a chop suey post?? I think it's really some local slang that we use for all mixed up. It's a post that will include raks and some non-SU stuff that I created and I will have these chop suey posts every so often.
The first thing I want to share is a fun shaker card I learned to make a couple of weeks ago. My GF Joy, aka the midnight crafter (LOL!) taught me how to make a shaker card using the thick fun foam...super cool! I made this card for Tamiko's #5 challenge - Flowers! The challenge ended already, but you can check out Tamiko's blog for lots of inspiration AND, you can hop on over to her store to shop too! This next card is a card I made for my sweet friend, Jodi who just celebrated her birthday. In fact, she is giving away some mega blog candy so go check it out! Jodi is such an inspiration to me! I love her work and just don't know how she can make so many cards in one week!! Check out her blog, Inked Inspirations...you won't be disappointed!
Got this super cute and fun card from my BFF Joy (aka Tamiko)...isn't it so cute?! I love this monkey...created from my favorite cricut cartridge - Create-a-Critter.
This sweet card I received from my friend, Allison...Allison's blog, Stampin When I Can is full of fun posts and lots of fun links to wonderful blogs through her...thanks for doing all the work for us!! I love this card and the tea bags too!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today we are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary. I don't know where all of that time went, but I guess you could say that we've been so busy living life and time really flies when you are extremely busy! Talk about busy, I've been so busy (and tired) that I totally forgot about making a card for Eric. I even thought about picking up a Hallmark (gasp!) but that thought perished quickly...here is the card I whipped up this morning before heading out to work. I used this cute image drawn by Cristy Croll of Tiddly Inks...LOVE her images! My niece colored this for me a while back and I'm glad that she did! Anyhoo, if you would like to see more of these cute images, check out Cristy's Tiddly Inks blog HERE...if you love what you see, you can go shopping to get some for your own! For my card, I added some lace, flowers (thanks Joy for the stash) and hearts...tried to keep it simple. Sometimes guys don't appreciate all of the embellishments we pile on LOL! Thought I'd give you a laugh...here is us 21 years ago...what is up with my puffy hair? I guess it was the style then, ha!
Happy Thursday! It's my end of the week, furlough tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Golden Anniversary

Made this card for my niece's in-laws who will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary! The flash was a little bright on this photo, so you can't see the gold flowers I stamped using the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I used Basic Gray to stamp the other flower. The card size is 6X6. Here's the inside of the card.
Thank goodness this is a short week for me. I'm still recouperating from cleaning the shed and I didn't mention that I weeded part of the garden that day too. What a gluten for punishment eh? Advil was on the menu to ease the pain! LOL!
Thanks for coming by for a look today. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Owl

I'm back with another owl. I decided to make a card using one of our new embossing folders. This one is called Vintage Wallpaper #120175. Isn't it so pretty?! I used the Island Floral #118171 sizzix die to cut the flowers and finished with one of the Antique Brads for the center. I also used the dotted scallop ribbon border punch again. You can see the details better since I used a solid color cardstock instead of the DSP. I love the richness of this new color, Cherry Cobbler. The flower and brad...
The inside of the card. The sentiment is from a new set called A Word For You #117032 (wood) #120528 (clear). I think this set will be one of my faves!
If you haven't gotten a new idea book & catalog and want to order one from me, send me an email! I'm loving all of the samples in this new catalog and will be featuring alot of them in my future classes!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I love the Owl!

Happy Monday! This weekend went by really fast, considering it was a longer one for me with a furlough day added in. I'm moving a little slower today after all of the cleaning that I did over the weekend, photos at the end of this kind of long post...I'm posting my project first in case you don't want to hear me drag on about my cleaning adventure.
When I saw this cute 2-step owl punch (#118074) in the new idea book & catalog, I knew I HAD to have it! This punch will punch out all of the pieces you will need to make this cute owl! I attached the owl on a 1 3/4" circle and clipped it on to a milk carton using a mini library clip. Here's a side view of my project. I used another new punch, dotted scallop ribbon border, around the milk carton. I love this punch too! The DSP that I used for the border and the owl's tummy is called Sweet and Sour specialty #117390. The branch that the owl is standing on is from a punch called 2-step bird, XL #117191. Did you know that SU has self-adhesive rhinestones and pearls? I love it! I used a rhinestone for the center of the mini flower.
A close up of the owl. I'm excited to try out different color combos for the owl.
Well, here is some before and after photos of my cleaning adventure. I decided that last week that I needed to help Dad clean out his garden shed in the back yard. He's accumulated so much junk over the years and that junk kept piling up to the point where he didn't know what was in there and he couldn't even get in there! My goal was to straighten up the place, throw out the junk/rubbish and make room for him to be outside in the yard to do some planting even if there was some small rain outside. Are you ready to see the before photos?
It took me a few hours to accomplish, but I was happy with the results. There were so many empty, smashed up boxes stuffed everywhere...why??!! Oh, and I only came across two geckos, amazing! Here are the after photos...I cleared an area for him to do some planting...
kind of organized things...
My body kind of aches today, but hopefully the advil will help! I hope you all had a productive weekend too.
Thanks for looking today! I'll be back to share another owl project with you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hello Baby

Here is the cute little 3X3 bonus card that we made. I embossed the front of the card using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and then layered white CS with a punched border of hearts. Layered some pink pirouette over it and stamped Hello Baby (from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set) and finally, the satin ribbon to add the finishing touch. The cute little bear is from a new set called Every Little Bit - this set includes 28 images! I punched the bear out with a circle punch and attached it to the ribbon using a mini safety pin, cute! The heart punch is a little big, but it's still cute. Up close...
Everyone who came to the class had a choice of making this card in either pink or blue...
Thanks for coming by today. Happy weekend! Hope your day is a fun one! I'm off to the yard to help Dad clean the shed...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mini Gift Enclosures with scallop envelopes

Happy Aloha Friday! It's a furlough day for me, but there's no relaxing today. Lots to do as usual! Before I share those mini gift enclosures with you, I wanted to share a photo of the roses we made using the large flower punch. We made the larger roses to practice before making the smaller ones. For those who attended, I hope it helped by making the larger flower first. Here's what the Spritz Smooch looks like - I sprayed it on one of the roses. So pretty! Here are the cards we made, a total of 6 cards and envelopes. We used the new cardstock colors for the envelopes and a scrap strip from the Greenhouse Gala DSP to add some color. The image is a cute little monkey from the Fox and Friends stamp set stamped using the new Expresso ink. I love this rich brown!
The cards were wrapped up in a cello bag an ribbon and was placed in our fancy favor monkey box.
Happy weekend! I'm planning on helping Dad clean out his shed in the back. Over the years, he's accumulated so much junk that he can barely walk in his little shed...I hope I'm successful in cleaning and not run into too many geckos! ("scream!!!")
Thanks for your visit today! Come back tomorrow to see the cute little bonus card we made!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tea Light Cake Box

Here is the featured project for July's class. We made a cute cake using a Sizzix Cake Box Scoreboard Die and the new Greenhouse Gala DSP from SU. I love this new DSP, it's so cheerful! The roses took the longest to make, but they are doable and just takes a little patience. We sprayed some Smooch Spritz on the roses in Gold Glow, so pretty! A side view of the cake...
This is the inside of the cake. I added a strip of CS to the inside to hide the little tabs on the bottom piece.
On the cover, we used an eyelet setter and a hammer (remember those days?) to make a hole so that you could turn on the tea light candle. When we assembled the candle on the top of the cover, we had to make sure that the switch lined up in the hole!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be posting some gift enclosures and scallop envelopes tomorrow and also the bonus card that we made!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Monkey

Here's one of the projects that we made over the weekend at the class. I'm not really good at creating punched animals and projects from scratch, I can copy stuff that I see on blogs! LOL! I was so determined to create a monkey for some reason and after numerous tries, ta-da! here is my monkey! If you want to make a monkey for your very own, I will show you the pieces needed in another post! Here is the monkey close up (closer)...we attached the monkey on a fancy favor box (XL sizzix die). I cut my paper 4X12 so that the box is a little shorter. I purposely wanted it a little shorter so that the little gift enclosure cards and envelopes that we made can kind of stick out (as shown above),
Thanks so much for your visit! I will be sharing another project hopefully tomorrow! BTW, if you ordered a kit to go, they are all done and ready to go once I type up some notes for you. HUGE HUGS and thanks to Wini and Joyce who stuck around after class to help me cut the pieces!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Printed Petals

My card today is a 3X3 card using a stamp set called Printed Petals (116679 wood, 12044 clear). These images are so small, but very cute when paired up with the Itty Bitty Shape punch pack (118309). I attached each shape using a small piece of dimensionals. I used a new color called Pear Pizazz with Bashful Blue. I finished off the card with some half pearls on each shape. Simple and cute! Here's a view of the itty bitty punch pack.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It's a beautiful Sunday here. My second class today, looking forward to seeing everyone. We had a fun time yesterday making those small roses. It took a while to make because we had to make 6 roses for the cake, but the finished results were breathtaking! I'll be posting photos of the class projects throughout this coming week! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a relaxing day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bridal Shower Blues

Today I am sharing with you the second bridal shower card I made. This one is for my sister to give to the bride. I used the same image using a blue theme. SU satin ribbon in bashful blue. I love these satin ribbons! I cut the image out using my nesties and embellished with some blue pearls.
Short post today...getting set up for my first class this weekend. If you signed up for the class, I will see you soon...we will have so much fun making the birthday cake using the scoreboard die. See you tomorrow back here on the blogs!

Friday, July 9, 2010

For The Bride

Happy Aloha Friday! Not a furlough Friday today, so I am posting this right before I run for the bus! Made this card last night for my niece who is attending a bridal shower for her cousin. This pretty image is from a set called Blissful Bride. It is featured in the Summer mini catalog and is still available for purchase. The size of this card is 6X6. When I first started working on this card, I was worried that there would be too much blank space because the image is on the smaller side, but thank goodness for pretty satin ribbon and embellishments, it turned out not too bad. The sentiment "for your shower" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes - one of my new favorite sentiment sets. Here's how I decorated the inside. The bouquet of flowers is from the Blissful Bride set as well and the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. I'll post another card tomorrow using the same stamp set, just different color.
Still packing my kits for this weekend classes - so I'll be busy tonight...darn that K drama last night...had to watch the last episode, it was really good!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beary Sweet Birthday Card

I really love using these Build-a-Bear stamps but somehow, they got buried under other stamp sets. I found my set while digging through my stamps to find an image for birthday card I needed to make. This set includes both a boy and girl bear and some accessories as well. The new idea book and catalog now features a baby bear (page 85). The set is called Bear Hugs. My card today was fun and simple to make. I used my pinking hearts corner punch (#118072) to decorate the corner of my card. I also attached one of those pretty paper roses to the bottom of the card. Here's a close up of the paper rose. Isn't is so pretty?! If you signed up for my classes this weekend, we will be learning how to make this pretty paper rose. We will make one large one like this and then make 6 smaller roses to decorate the project.
Thank you to all of you for leaving me sweet comments and for the emails concerned about the pain I was having in my head. It was a rough past week, but I am feeling much better and I am learning or trying to take things slower. I'm so used to getting so many things done in one day that it takes discipline to train yourself to operate on another speed, if you know what I mean! I got into watching some Korean drama (my boss told me about Prosecutor Princess and I really liked it) on TV, but the only thing bad about that is that it can get addicting, which is the reason why I didn't watch TV in the first place. Hmmm, I might not get anything done now!
I have to add a comment about yesterday's post...when I read it, I was embarrassed because it said "Happy 4th"... this was a post that I started on Saturday and was supposed to post on the 4th but I never got around finishing it until the 6th. So if it was confusing for you to read, this is what happened - big oops!
Thanks for dropping by today! I appreciate your time and comments!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June OCS

Happy 4th! Hope you are all enjoying this long weekend. I'm still taking it easy and trying to rest as much as I am allowed...
I'm loving that I can be a player in the monthly one card swap (OCS) that my GF Linda took over from me (thanks Linda!). I was partnered with my GF and SU sister Myra for the June OCS and here is the adorable card I received from her! LOVE THIS! Thanks so much Myra!! I also swapped cards with my friend Sharon and here is the card I got from Sharon...It's hard to tell without seeing it IRL, but this card is very delicate. Thanks Sharon for the pretty card!
If you would like to play along with us monthly, please visit Linda's blog so you don't miss the shout out to sign up for this fun swap!
Short post today...thanks for stopping in on your busy holiday weekend!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Bad! Forgot to say thanks for these raks!

Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July! I'm liking that we have today off from work in observance of Independence Day so we can recouperate!
I'm so embarrassed and this post is totally overdue...so sorry for not acknowledging these beautiful raks!!
This cute drawer ensemble was made by my GF Joy who amazes me with all of her fabulous creations!! Check out her blog HERE. Thanks Joy, I love this awesome rak! I received these beautiful raks from my GF Rita, whom I had the pleasure of meeting while vacationing in Las Vegas! I love everything Rita!! Poor kitty lost her arm, but that's okay, she's still cute and sparkly!! Pop on over to Rita's blog HERE to see her fabulous creations!
Thanks ladies for the wonderful raks and pardon my tardy thank you!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 2010 class projects sneak peek!

My July classes will be held on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at my home. We will be making some really cute and fun projects including a birthday cake box featuring the tealight candle, 6 mini cards with scalloped envelopes (using NEW cardstock colors!) in a fancy favor box decorated with an adorable punched art monkey! We will also be learning how to make these pretty paper roses that you see pictured here.I am cutting 24 kits this month. Please RSVP to me via email as soon as possible as seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Your RSVP should include the day that you would like to attend. The fee for this class is still only $20 and includes all materials needed for the projects. Payments will be collected on the day of the class. If you are a demonstrator attending, your cost is just $10.
Kits to go are available for $30 and the first come, first served basis applies to reserving one of these kits as well. The kits include postage, all the materials needed to complete the projects, in addition, all projects will be stamped, die cutted and prepped for you for easy assembling. Photos of all projects will be posted on my blog so you can assemble the projects following the photos or you can email me with any questions.
To clarify the cost for kits to go for demonstrators. I have decided that the cost will be $20 since I am also providing the service of stamping, die cutting and preparing the projects for easy assembling as well. I hope you understand the amount of work that goes into these kits.
I'm looking forward to sharing these fun projects with you!