Thursday, April 30, 2009

Case'd that Anya

I decided to participate in the Case'd that Anya going on. I always try to participate but always forget to submit. Anyhow, I finished this card early and will be uploading it to the gallery after this post (hopefully I won't forget). I love participating in these challenges, it forces me to make a card so I will always have one on hand for those special occasions. I hate not having a card on hand and I hate it even more if I have to make one last minute, my work usually tends to suffer. Anyhow that's my number one priority and if I win the prizes are just an added bonus (^o*)

OK enough of my's my plain and simple card (if you haven't noticed, that's my

CS: Purple CS from Memories and SU's Pink Piourette
DSP: Mindy Terasawa's Fairest of them All (Imaginicse produced) (tryin' to use up all my scraps!)
Stamps: TGF
Ribbon: Purple Grosgrain ribbon from Walmart
Markers: Various Copics
Misc: Dew Drops

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New TGF Annika and a card from Tammy

A card I made for my cousin Lyn, whom I haven't seen in over 20 years only to find out she moved to the same town as my parents! I know, weird and long story! Basically she use to live in the Philippines and moved two towns away from my folks (after I had moved away) and whenever I'd come home to visit it would be such a short visit that I'd never get to see anyone but my parents so needless to say I was so happy to see her, her brother, his family and her cousin (a cousin from her dad side that I'm also close with) when I was home this past April. Anyhow, her birthday is tomorrow (I'm late sending it!) and I wanted to make her a little something. TFL!

CS: SU! Kiwi Kiss
DSP: Nancy Kubo's Happy Spring
Stamp: TGF's Annika

And for my second card, I got this beautiful card from Tammy along with the Wild West Anya that I won from her site. Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? Let me tell you, her cards are all gorgeous however I can't explain how much more gorgeous it is IRL!!! Wow! Amazing! If you haven't seen Tammy's work, go check out her blog!

OK, I'm off to bed (at 3:44 PM) because my allergies are buggin' me and I took benedryl and whenever I take it I'm really groggy! Hopefully I'll be able to craft when I get up from my nap!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thank You for Joy

I made this little treat bag for Joy of Tamiko's yesterday as a little thank you for being such a sweet person and for her great customer service! If you guys haven't visited Joy's blog or store, you should! Her blog is filled with gorgeous creations and her store has great stuff! She carries, The Greet Farm stamps, Pink Cat Studios, Pink Paislee, C.C. Designs, Dandelion Designs and Stampendous stamps along with a bunch of embellishments and craft goodies!! Anyhow this little treat bag idea came from Paper Pleasing Ideas, I had to alter it a bit for some reason my measurements weren't coming out right so I played around until I got it just right. Inside are Jelly Belly's that I got from the Jelly Belly Factory from back home. Yes, the JB Factory is where my parents lives. I never use to go there when I was living there but of course as soon as I moved away I would always go there to visit. The thing is, I don't like jelly beans...haha! But it's so neat visiting the place. I do buy the candies for dh's co-workers and for friends but I never really eat them. They do have their own M&M type candies that are delicious! Anyhow, thanks for stopping by!

These Jelly Belly are Cold Stone flavors, Vanilla Cake, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Mint and I forgot the other ones.

CS: SU! Pink Pirouette,
DSP: Mindy Terasawa's Sakura Garden
Ribbon: SU! Mellow Moss
Stamp: Hanko Designs
Markers: Various Copics and SU! Stampin' Write

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Kit from Mindy and a card...oh and the RAK...LOL!

Here's another gorgeous kit by Mindy Terasawa called Moss Scape. DD's having their quarterly sale again until tomorrow so be sure to stop by and grab this and other fabulous kits by Mindy!

A simple card I made using this gorgeous kit for dh's assistant for Assistant's Day:

And I forgot to post the RAK I got in the post the other day...LOL! This is from sweet Liann! She sent this for Easter and I think it was so sweet and so cute!! Don't you?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wanna win this?

Hey everyone! You gotta check this blog candy out!

Just visit Debbie's blog at Passion for Crafts, leave a comment and repost this blog candy on your blog! That's it! And while you're there, check out her creations which are absolutely gorgeous! Good luck everyone!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Hello Kitty Cards

Two cards I made this evening...had lots of fun using my new Hello Kitty Dies. When I went to buy them at J's I didn't realize they were tiny. I thought they'd be the same size as the first HK my delight they weren't and they were so much cheaper!!!


CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Memories Pastel Purple, Light Blue CS is unkonwn
DPS: Mindy Terasawa's Its a Girl Thing and Fairest of them All
Stamps: Matchbox Messages
Misc: Dew Drops

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nurse Anya for my dad!

Killed two birds with one stone. My submission for the C.A.S.E for the TGF challenge (altho, I'm thinking of making another card and submitting that one instead...we'll see) and a card for my dear ole dad! Inside I used the stamp of the milk carton from the Comfort Food set (level 1 hostess set) which says "feeling sick? milk it." I'm a bit annoyed about the paper behind Nurse Anya, I wanted to matte it but unfortunately I accidentally glued it down before matting it. However, the next size up would have basically covered the whole card...that only means I need to go back to J's and grab the other set. I'm sure dh will love that (^o^)

CS: SU! Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango
DSP: Shabby Princess' South of the Border
Markers: Copics YR16 Apricot, YR68 Orange, E71 Champagne, E57 Light Walnut, RV13 Tender Pink, E01 Pink Flamingo

Monday, April 20, 2009



Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is over and I know there were a few of you that were disappointed that you missed it! Well, I have good news for you! I'm giving you a chance to win a free SAB set of your choice! Yup, you read that right! FREE SAB SET OF YOUR CHOICE! Now I know you're wondering what's the catch? LOL! The catch is to create a card using at least one SU! stamp set from the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog. Submit the card to me via email or post it on your blog. Then leave a comment stating whether you sent your card via email or a link to your blog. Your card will then be selected via But in order to qualify the drawing you must leave a comment! Deadline for submission will be on Monday, April 27. Winners will be announced Tuesday April 28.

Good luck and can't wait to see your creations!!

Belated Easter Card, a RAK and an Award

Belated Happy Easter Everyone! (I know, I'm a whole week late!) Before I go on, I'd like to thank everyone who left me such nice comments! As I mentioned on my last post I left for the mainland to be with my family because my dad suffered a stroke and heart attack on April 1. By the the goodness of the LORD the stroke was not as bad as it could have been (he didn't report having the stroke for over 10 hours!). He has regained movement on his left side and is currently at the VA Hospital going through rehab. Once the doctors feel he's strong enough they will then proceed with a triple bypass. If it's not too much to ask if you could please keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers. I would really appreciated it!

Moving on to a few cards I was able to make but wasn't able to send on time for Easter. Nothing special (just noticed that the flash from my camera really picks up a lot of my uneven coloring...ugh!). Just a little folder filled with stamped images, an idea I got from Jodi of Inked Inspirations:

And last but not least, I got this blog award from Joy of Tamiko's and Joy from A Place to be me. They are both two of the sweetest people I've met through the blogging world! Check out their sites which are filled with so many gorgeous inspirations!

As always I'm always last to hand out these awards and those I'd pass this down to have already been awarded! But there is one blogger who has been my friend since elementary (from Japan) that has started a new blog that deserves this I'd like to give this to Margarita of Margarita Crafts head on to her blog and check it out! Aloha and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

An Easter Basket and Will Be Away

Hello Everyone! It's late, I'm exhausted! A family emergency has come up and I will be gone for a little over a week. I have been up and on the go since 7 this morning. Yeah, I know, I know there a lot of you that get up way before that, what can I say I'm a wuss (^o^). Packing is 75% done. Not quite sure where all my winter wear is...ugh, I guess I may have to buy a few sweatshirts but oh well, the hubby says go ahead buy whatever...ahhh he's such a great guy! I'm a bit sad leaving him since he's usually the one leaving me. I love traveling with him but he's the boss and he needs to be at the office. Sigh, that's the life of a military spouse!

Any who, I made these little baskets using Mindy's easter kit called Mindy's Bunny Hop kit. Thanks for stopping by and hope to visit all your blogs while I'm away killing time, if not, I'll see ya'll after Easter!

So since I won't really be on since Easter, everyone please have a safe and blessed Easter holiday with your love ones!!!