Monday, March 30, 2009

Cute Purse and a sweet RAK

Short post today, got an order of invites for a Bridal Shower due this week. So creating for myself is far and few (*0*)

Onto what I've worked on today (while waiting for all the Shower details) is a little purse (lifted this from Enjoli) that holds HK note pads and pen for Grayton (4 years old) who's fighting Leukemia. She loves HK and anything Sanrio related. Saw a bunch of these cute packs of notepads and pens and thought she'd enjoy it along with the purse to take with her during her chemo. She loved the card I gave her earlier and apparently took it with her to the hospital during one of her chemo sessions and wouldn't let it go. So I figured she could write down little notes and what not with this gift. I'm thinking of getting her a few more things to put inside it tomorrow before sending.

CS: SU! Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red
Ribbon: SU! Pink Pirouette Grosgrain
DSP: Fairest of them all (Imaginisce) By Mindy Terasawa

I've been meaning to post this next picture for so long but never got a chance until now. Enjoli from Stamping Under the Sun was such a sweetheart and sent me this RAK for helping her with her banner! She really didn't have to!!! But I love it and I've used the dew drops (I think that's what it's called) for Kathy's little embellishment.

OK that's all I have for now. As always thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments that you leave!!! Aloha!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baby Shower Invites

This is one of the things keeping me busy. A good friend of mine is due in May and requested Baby Shower invites. Here is an example of going digital. It only took me less than 30 minutes to design and just about a couple of hours to print, cut and assemble (it was probably less time but I didn't work on it straight). These invites needed to be done ASAP so she could give her guest a month notice. Now I won't take any credit for this since I basically lift it...LOL! Like I said she needed them ASAP! And in this first batch there are only 31, I need to make 34 more because I ran out of cardstock and original CS is suppose to be brown. Oye! Oh well, it still turned out cute (at least I think they did and so did she). The rest will be done next week when I receive the rest of my SU! supplies.

Thanks for stopping by!

*Edit* Better preview of Hippity Hop Hop Kit by Mindy Terasawa

Edit: The kit has been renamed to Mindy's Bunny Hop Kit.

Available on Sunday, March 29 at DD.

Don't know when I'll be able to work on a card, I gotta a few orders I need to fulfill and presents to be wrapped, packed and mailed. Usually takes up all my time. LOL! Hope everyone's having a great Thursday!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009


OK, so I asked for a waiver from my friend Margarita aka Ninette. We both gave up on buying anything craft related for Lent (I know, sounds crazy but that was the only thing I could think of. AND was the only thing that was a major obsession for me.) Before Lent started I told Ninette that I needed to buy SU! items at the end of March before SAB that was initially the waiver. However when Marie of TGF came out with Easter Anya and Batter Ian, I just had to get it...OK, ok, I was only suppose to get Easter Anya for my Easter cards and I decided to do one transaction and grab Batter Ian...but my only rebuttal/defense would be Ninette was taking a Copic class and she got four or five Copic markers outta all is fair in Love and War...hahaha! OK, not sure if that saying goes but you get the idea...LOL!

Anyhow, here's a card I made using the Batter Ian (I made the Easter Anya also but my Copics ink ran out so her face was all blotchy, gotta find a new color to use for skin...can't buy any until after Easter so I'll need to find one for skin tone.) All right enough of my babbling, here's my Batter Ian card:

CS: SU! Tangerine Tango, Brocade Blue
DSP: Mindy Terasawa's All Boy Kit
Stamp: TGF
Markers: Copics

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What?!? Its not a TGF Card?

LOL! I know, I know, unbelievable! LOL! Made this card for a friend. My first Stamping it! I've had my Stamping Bella stamps since November and yesterday was the first time I used it!

Not sure if you can see her expanding belly is "popping out". You'll probably notice I overdid it on her eye makeup. Oh well!

CS: SU! Red Ridinghood and Pink Pirouette
DSP: SU! Raspberry Tart
Ink: Memontos Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copics

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fairy Eva

Still lovin' these Fairies! This one is Fairy Eva! She's so cute. Not lovin' this card but I so love these fairies. Oh I said before, good thing I give these cards to people who don't make cards, they appreciate home made cards no matter how cute or not so cute they are! LOL

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Aloha Friday!

It's Friday!!! Yeay!!! I'm so happy today is Friday...yeah, yeah, I know, you're wondering why I'm glad it's Friday when I don't have a solid 9 - 5 job. But I am actually busy during the week. The weekend I acutally give myself the break of being on the computer and just relax. However we still have visitors and one of my dh's cousin is still here, she's returning from Maui today along w/dh who is returning from VA. So we gotta play tour guide still. I tell ya, I love living in HI but it definitely takes it toll when you gotta play tour guide for a whole month! I am definitely telling my next set of visitors to come every other month! LOL! Anyhow, I got some a few things to share.

First, I was featured yet again on the TGF site (this is the third time and it never gets old!).

Second Mindy Terasawa has come out with a new digital kit called Howdy Cowboy and will be available on Sunday at Designer Digitals. For those that love TGF stamps this'll go perfect with the sheriff Ian. Oh and if you are wondering, she is coming out with an Easter kit! I, myself cannot wait to see what she comes up with!

And third a card I made that could have been better had I matted the circle so it would stand out a bit more and not blend into the background. I decided to post it cause I still like it even if its not so great.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TGF - Fairy Tink

OMG, I'm in love with TGF's latest fairy stamps! They are just too adorable! Just check out this cutie, her name is Fairy Tink! I was lucky enough to get her during the presale! If it wasn't for the dh, I would have never gotten up at 3AM! His alarm clock was on and he kept snoozing it from 3 - 6 AM! Why do men do that? Why can't they either get up at the time they set their alarm or reset it to the time they plan on waking up at? Men! I tell you what, he was lucky I got something out of this whole deal...LOL!

Anyhow, here's a card I did last night which was inspired by Jenn Muraoka:

CS: Misc
DSP: Mindy Terasawa's Flutter Butter Kit
Ink: Momento's Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copics

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Office

Here are some pictures of my new office:

This is how my office looked when we first moved into the house (messy!):
After we repainted the walls cream (preparing it for the cabinets)

And here's how it looks now:
We decided to add one more cabinet on the left side. Originally I was planning on mounting my Pottery Barn Wall unit but decided on just adding one more cabinet. I still have to fix it up a bit but I've had friends request to see the new office. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Hi All! Sorry I've been MIA for a few days and will be for another week or so. I got visitors and lots of other stuff going on. I hope to squeeze in something tonight (if I'm not so pooped!), if not I'll be back (hopefully) next week!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Occasions Mini Catalog Preorder

The following products will be available for you to purchase beginning March 1. Although the Occasions Mini Catalog is not available to you until April 1, we wanted to give you time to create your Easter projects using our adorable new Easter stamp sets and accessories.

(Click on picture to download flyer)

113196 An Egg-cellent Easter $21.95

113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95

113822 Eight Great Greetings $27.95

113833 Egg Hung Stampin' Around wheel $6.50