Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bernice and Jenny V...

...please send me an email.  I'm on my laptop and don't have your email address on it.  This is in regards to your prizes.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

And the Winners are...

Here's a preview of all who entered:

Congratulations, Bernice, Leslie and Jenny V!!!  Please send me your snail mail address.  Please note, the stamps have not come in yet, as soon as we receive them we'll send them out to you!

For all those who participated in voting, please send me your snail mail address as I have a little thank you gift for everyone. 

Monday, November 01, 2010

Hey All!  Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Ours was quiet.  M was tired from his trip and being 6 hours ahead so to say he has jetlag is a total understatement.  Any who, I've been busy (yeah, yeah...I know everyone is just as busy as me...but really I have been really  I'm tryin' to fit everything in.  I am horrible when it comes to time management so please bear with me.  I will (hopefully) write everyone's name down and do a drawing tonight (I say hopefully because we have two appointments today) so I hope to have time to do it, if not tonight hopefully (I'm using that word a lot) tomorrow.  Please check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!  Thanks again for all the support!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More info on Giveaway and Still time to vote for Roxy!

There's still time to vote for Roxy. The contest ends Oct 30. Please remember you need to LEAVE A COMMENT on the Hawaii Pet Network in order for the vote to count. You can vote every day until the contest closes. I know it's a pain to log in but we really appreciate the support from everyone!

Please vote HERE.

On the last post I mentioned a giveaway (for helping Roxy)...well to help entice you, I'll be giving away some TGF stamps (Sponsored by Pineapple Cove...thanks ManLe and Victor) particularly the new Beanie Anya which will be release on the Nov 1 and some hybrid goodies (sponsored by Mindy and me). I will take the names off the Pet Network site since some of you are forgetting to leave a comment here. The more you vote the more chances you have to win. Good luck everyone and thanks so much for your support!

There are a few people that voted for Roxy on the Hawaii Pet Network who I don't know.  If you are a crafter and have voted for Roxy, please leave me a comment or send me email so I know you are interested in the giveaway.  If you do not notify me by either means, I will assume you are not a crafter and not interested in the giveaway.  

Many thanks to everyone who voted and voted several times!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Still time to vote for Roxy!

Ok Folks, bear with me on this post as I am composing it on my phone. You still have time to vote for Roxy. The contest ends Oct 30. Please remember you need to LEAVE A COMMENT on the Hawaii Pet Network in order for the vote to count. You can vote every day until the contest closes. I know it's a pain to log in but we really appreciate the support from everyone!

Please vote HERE.

On the last post I mentioned a giveaway (for helping Roxy)...well to help entice you, I'll be giving away some TGF stamps particularly the new Beanie Anya which will be release on the Nov 1 and some hybrid goodies. I will take the names off the Pet Network site since some of you are forgetting to leave a comment here. The more you vote the more chances you have to win. Good luck everyone and thanks so much for your support!

And the winner for the Cutesy Critter Treat Topper( from this post) is:

Congrats Jen!!  I'll send you the file in a bit! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Favor Please

Hi all!  This is a non-craft related post.  I'm asking all of you if you could please vote for Roxy to be on the cover of Hawaiian Pet Magazine.  What a fitting souvenir for Roxy to have of her birthplace (you all know it's really for me to keep and scrap right? LOL)  Anyhow, could you please take the time to vote for Roxy.  Please leave a comment on the Hawaii Pet Network site in order for the vote to count.  Looks like you can vote everyday but only once a day.  We really appreciate the vote!!!!  

Please vote HERE.

If you vote, please return here and comment you've voted and I'll be giving away some goodies!!  It'll be a mix btwn stamps and digital-hybrid goodies!  Woohoo!

(you can also click on the pic to take you to her site...bit mahalo!)

PS check back Wed as I will be announcing the winner to the Treat Toppers.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mindy's Latest...

Hi all!  Just wanted to share Mindy's latest Kit.

Look how adorable this kit is!

Here's another Halloween favor for those that don't have time to make anything fancy.  All you do is print, cut and add to a 4x6 baggie (you can resize it to fit whatever baggie you of digital).

 All of which you can purchase here.  Stay tune as I may be giving one lucky commenter a copy of the  treat toppers!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I got a few minutes to spare and thought I'd upload a card I made for Pineapple Cove a few weeks ago.  I used TGF's latest Miss Anya.  Here's the card, sorry not much to say but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed w/things to do...aren't we all! (can you hear the violins playin'? (^o*) wink*wink)  Have a great week and hope everyone is doing well!  Aloha!

BTW, the Cutesy Treat Box I made for Mindy is now available for purchase at DD.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thank You!

Made this card for my tenants who take such great care of my house on the mainland.  I wished they'd get stationed here so they can rent this house after we leave.  But unfortunately they got orders elsewhere.  Boohoo!  LOL!  Anyhow, I made this card for them as a thank you for taking card of the house and whatever issues it has.  I'm using the leftover dp from the Kaiser Craft from Pineapple Cove.  It may look like a card I made before, but it's not.

  As always thanks for stopping by.  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!  Aloha!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Bday Card!

This time its for my girl Les!  She's been such a great friend and so glad to have met her and gotten close to her!  Les is a shabby chic kinda chick and well, I don't do shabby chic.  So I decided to make her a card that was more me so she can remember me when I finally leave the island.  So here's the card I made for her...

(sorry for the blurry photo...hand shook and didn't have time to take another)

TFL!!!  Have a great week!  Aloha!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Maggie!

LOL! It was my girl Margarita's bday on the 12th and I didn't want to post this card up until she got her package.  Sorry for the short post but I got a few things to do...  Happy Thursday everyone!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cutesy Critter Halloween favor boxes

Wow, blogging two days in a row! Wanted to get these done early for Mindy cause I know I won't have that much time come Halloween.  I'm exhausted and I don't really want to write too much.  I am the worst writer ever and when I'm tired it's even worse (if you can imagine).  So without further ado, here are two of the three boxes I made.  I may make one or two more. 

I created these favor boxes where you can either insert a photo or cut out a window.  I know the candies doesn't go well with the Halloween theme but I am NOT buying any Halloween candies yet!  I was tempted since Target has all the Halloween stuff out already!  But I was good and I resisted (^o^)☺

If you have any questions regarding these favor boxes, leave a comment or shoot me an email.  I'm not sure if/when Mindy will have them up at the store, but as soon as I find out I'll let ya'll know! 

Before I forget, I had a couple of comments and emails regarding my Pumpkin Anya.  She is an altered Anya.

Wishing everyone a great week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Aloha! Wanted to share Mindy Terasawa's latest Halloween Kit called Cutesy Critters.  I used it to create the below cards.  The kit is available at DD.  Check it out! It's so cute!  I absolutely love it!  


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spring Drop Mini Kit by Mindy Terasawa

New kit from's so springy!  I just love the color!  Available at DD now!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I'm still here

I know it may seem like I'm not but I am.  I have been creating, just not as often as I would like.  Uploading the pictures is another step, one that I cannot get myself to do lately :(  So I thought I'd post a picture of what I created for Pineapple Cove using the Hello Kitty stamps.  I think they are just way too adorable.  I knew exactly what I wanted to create off the bat.  As usual, I swiped the pic from PC's blog.  I believe we'll be doing a class at PC focused on Halloween treats/favors.  Stay tune for the announcement (yeah, yeah, I know you're waiting off the edge of your seat! ha!).

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I'll have some downtime to visit everyone's blog!  Have a great Thursday!  Aloha!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Still here...

...just been busy and lazy all at the same time.  I know, how's that possible?  Don't know but I've that is whats truly going on in my live.  My post will get fewer and far between until next year.  But please do check back from time to time cause I will post when I can (if laziness doesn't win).

Anyhow, I'd like to share Mindy's latest kit called Summer Simplicities.  Avail this Sunday at DD.

Oh and have you noticed they're already coming out with Halloween designs...crazy!  It's only August and CC Designs has their Halloween line out! Wowzer!  I made these favor samples for Pineapple Cove.  I don't normally give Halloween cards but we all make/do Halloween favors.  I have to say Halloween is one of my favorite holidays besides Christmas!  So here are a couple of favors I made...will post more throughout the week (if I can get to it)

The one on the left (Halloween Birgitta) is a tic tac holder and the one on the right (Sweet November Baby Trick or Treat Hero) is a kit kat holder.    BTW, I snagged this photo from PC's website.  LOL!  Thanks ManLe!

Oh before I forget, Pineapple Cove is now selling Hello Kitty stamps!  AND To celebrate, this weeks 48-Hour Promo is going to be 20% off your Pre-Order of these cute stamps. Sale starts Friday August 13 - 14 . Please visit the webstore to place your pre-order.  I know a lot of my friends who read my blogs are Hello Kitty lovers!  I've already placed my you should too!  Happy shopping!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Wanna win 1000 sheets of paper?

Well guess what...Amy Young from A Thousand Sheets of Paper is giving some major goodies away!  She is celebrating her anniversary (which was Jul 16) and hitting her mark of using 1000 sheets of paper.  I have never known someone to have done that (than again, they may have but didn't know).  So you wanna win some candy?  Simply post this on your blog and spread the word!  Check out the deets on Amy's blog.  Good luck, if I don't win, it would be nice to know one of my followers may!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean in Hawaii!

Sorry but I'm too lazy to upload pics from my camera to my I thought I'd take a craft break and post about some exciting things happening on the islands.  Not only are we fortunate enough to live in paradise, BUT we are lucky to have a couple of big Hollywood movie and show filming here!  Two that I can think of at the moment which are Pirates of the Caribbean and the New Hawaii 5-0!  Both of the main stars are my a couple of my favorite actors and thrilled to have them both on the island!  Hope to run into either one or even better...both! ha! Fat chance, but you never know!

Anyhow, we had breakfast on the windward side of the island a couple of weekends ago and noticed the Black Pearl at Kbay...  Exciting isn't it?  I have more pics, but like I said earlier I'm too lazy and for now, you're only getting one!

Hope you're all having a great week so far! Aloha!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Candy bar holder

CASE'd this candy bar holder from Michelle.  She gave me a candy bar holder a few months ago and I absolutely loved it.   Anyhow, I made this holder for one of the ladies that works at a LSS.  I rarely see her at the store so I wanted to make sure to give this to her as a thank you for all her help.  Inside the holder is a yummy banana chocolate that dh got from Japan.

Hope everyone has a great week! Aloha!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mermaid Anya

I haven't inked up my Mermaid Anya since I got her.  And I wanna say I've had her for two years now!  Wow!  That's tellin' you I have way too many stamps!  Yikes!  Anyhow, I made this card for my sis who's bday is next week.  I know, unbelievable I'm actually early AND I have her bday present all ready to mail!  Yeay!  That's a first for me! LOL!  

Sorry for such a short post but I got tons of stuff going on!  I got a lot of Thank You cards I need to make and slowly but surely starting on my Christmas cards so I'll be all ready for them!  Cross my fingers I'll have them done before Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Aloha!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Last Challenge...

its bittersweet but we knew it was coming.  This is our last challenge for TGF.  I had tons of working with TGF and the DT gals!  So many inspiration came out of this AND I got to complete a whole album!  Woohoo!

Onto my LO...  I created the background paper using the stars from the In the Spotlight kit, repeated the stars as the accent.  I also used the stitch border from the Sunshine kit. There are so many things you can do with these kits!  Here's my take on my girl Jaci's sketch:

Jaci's sketch...

Now check out my fellow DT's LO's one last time!  Mahalo Nui Loa for taking the time to visit my little ole blog! Aloha!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

For Laurie

Don't you just love it when your dh ask you to make a card for his secretary and you say "when is it" and he says "today".  UGH!  I'm giving her some Bath and Body stuff and I thought the Me Time Anya image went perfect with the gift.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Check this card out...

....isn't it just way too adorable?  OMG, I nearly fell out of my seat when I took this baby out of the envelope!  This card was given to me by my dear friend Robyn.  I was very lucky to have met her.  She is the sweetest person.  I will really miss her on our playdates and when I move back to the mainland!  Robyn's last day crafting with us was last week.  She's a teacher and she starts work next week so she'll no longer be playing with us. ☹ I hope from time to time she'll be able to hang out with us! Robyn, don't forget to let us know when you're free and we'll meet up with you!  Thank you so much for my beautiful card!!!  I love it!!!

 Here's a simple card I made for my parents for their anniversary.  Very simple. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Aloha!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Up for a Challenge?

If you are, come join in on the fun at the Farm!  Today's challenge is to create a LO with a summer vacation theme.  

I did my LO on last year's summer vacation visiting Harajuku, Japan.  If you've never been, I highly recommend it.  It's a very unique place with lots and lots of shops!  Unfortunately not too many Harajuku girls frequent it anymore...but if you're lucky enough you'll see a handful of them in full costume.  Here's my LO for this week's challenge:

For more inspiration check out the DT's LOs:

You wanna play along?  Upload your layout to TGF Galleria>SB Kits>Contests/Challenges>Summer Fun!  Be sure to use ONLY TGF Stamps and have FUN!

One random winner will receive the Darling Sisters stamp set!  Good luck and can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just Because...

Can you believe that I've had Stella for quite a while fact, I think I've had her from when she was first release from TGF.  This is the first time I've actually inked her up and created a card with her!  I have so many TGF stamps that have yet to be used!  As most of you know I'm a huge fan of TGF and really honored to be part of the TGF family.  I could never get tired of any of the characters! 

About the card, I used Kaiser Craft dp and Hey Birdie Clear Stamp, washi tape, Tim Holtz die, Hero Arts sentiment (just because...) and of course Stella from TGF.  Everything except for the washi tape and Tim Holtz die are avail at Pineapple Cove.  

I have a few more cards to make for PC using other Kaiser Craft dp, so be on the look out!  Mahalo and hope everyone has a great Aloha Friday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's Challenge time at the Farm!

Today's TGF Sketch LO was provided by me.  I  I literally had no time to do my LO.  I thought it was just too plain (really simple is my style but this was just flat out plain) Without going into details, lets just say when it rains it pours and it did so this week.  Nothing serious just a lot of stuff happening and I totally forgot about my dental with that said, my LO suffered. I added the palm tree to spruce it up a bit.  Seriously, when I say I like my LOs simple, I meant it as you can see. LOL!

Any how, here's my take on the sketch:

Here's the sketch:

You wanna play along?  Simply  upload your creation to the TGF Galleria>SB Kits>Contests/Challenges>Sketch by Claudette

You have until TUESDAY, JULY 20th to upload your creation using TGF Stamps!  A winner will be chosen and announced here next Thursday!  Prize is a 4x6 in-stock set of Choice!!!

Visit my fellow DT's blog for more inspiration!  Good luck!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Did anyone say Louis Vuitton?

Doesn't this bag resemble a Louis Vuitton purse?  When I saw ManLe's email about what today's project was I was over the moon!  This cute little purse would make such a cute Bridal Shower or Birthday party favor, don't you think?  I absolutely love it.  Now the other ladies decided to go with a different dp/cs but I choose to stay with the same color as ManLe's sample.  I like how it really resembles a LV purse.  If you're interested in learning how to make it, Pineapple Cove will be offering a class.  Check out their site for class details.  As always, thanks for stopping by! Aloha!

(Photo courtesy of ManLe)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Say hello to Shimmer Redkelp! I crack up every time I read the names of these mermaids.  The names are weird, but the mermaids are so pretty!  Made this card for Pineapple Cove using Kaiser Kraft dp, CC Designs Shimmer Redkelp and Celebrate sentiment from Hero Arts.  All available at Pineapple Cove (except for the oval and scallop punch).  If you're not on the island you can still make a purchase through their website!

Can you see the glimmer in her hair? Click on the pic to enlarge.

OK as for the blog giveaway, I decided to hold off on it yet again! Why is it whenever I plan on doing one, everyone is doing one?!?!  LOL!  It's all good.  But I don't want my blog giveaway to get lost in all the other giveaways.  So I'll wait for the majority of them to die down before i do mine.  Stay tune!

Oh before I forget here are Mindy Terasawa's two newest kits avail at DD.

Aren't they so pretty?!?!!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

TGF - Time-less LO Challenge

Aloha!  It's Thursday and that could only mean it's TGF Challenge time!  Challenge theme is to use Time, clock. watch anywhere in your LO.  This was  a hard one for me but I pushed through and finished my LO barely in time (no pun intended).  Literally I was running out the door as soon as I scanned and sent my LO off to Jessica!  Whew, it was definitely a close one today!

So you wanna play along?  Simply Upload a layout using TGF Stamps that uses a TIME theme-aka clocks, watches, and other elements of time into your layout!   It doesn't HAVE to be SUMMER time, either, but we all used our new Sunshine kit so SUMMERTIME it was!   Just use TGF Stamps and incorporate TIME.

*One lucky winner will receive Oliver/Amelia "JOURNEY", the newly released 4x6 set!

*You have until Tuesday, July 13th to upload to the (now working) Gallery!!!

Here's my take on the challenge:

Join in on the fun!  Need more inspiration?  Check out the DT's creations:

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Cupcake for you and Quickpage winners!

Quick post...made this card for Pineapple Cove.  Everything I used on the card (except for the ribbon) is from Pineapple Cove.  The stamp is CC Design's Cupcake Belle, DP is Kaiser  Craft Hey Birdie Collection.  Check out the store located at the Kahala Mall or  you can visit them online here.

Winners for the Spaceman Quickpages are:

Please email me so I can send you the files.  Peks, just call me so I can explain or do it for you! LOL!  As always thanks for stopping by.  Check back next week...I am finally going to do the blogcandy that I was suppose to do back in Jan!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Too my BFF

Aloha Friday!!  I made this card for my BFF Cindie.  It's a big bday for her (won't say how old) but it's one of those milestone birthdays.  Her actual birthday isn't until Aug, but I wanted to get her birthday gift to her ASAP cause she decided not to have a party or anything special done on her birthday.  All she wanted was a certain expensive thing (I won't say what).  Anyhow, the gift I was initially planning on buying her fell through and I can't get it until I go back to Japan, I thought getting her a GC to this certain store to help w/her purchase would be the next best thing!  Like I mentioned earlier, I needed to send it to her ASAP since I have no idea when she was planning on getting it.  Was it before her special day or after??  So since the dh was heading to her neck of the woods for work, I rushed to make the card and to get her gift.  Figuring out what stamp image to use for her bday card was hard.  She's not into crafts and she's not into saving cards (yeah, yeah, I know...why am I friends with her? Let alone her bff? LOL!).  But I figured she is after all my bff, it is a special birthday AND she sees what I make for everyone else so...I just had to make her a card!  I used one of my all time favorite stamps right now...Treasure Tempestwind!  LOL, yeah I odd name but I think these mermaids (her and her sisters) are sooo pretty!  If you don't have these stamps yet, let me tell you...they're huge! So fitting them on an A2 (is that the size of standard card?) is not that easy espeically when you wanna show the dp behind it.  Anyhow, I just love these mermaid images!  

As usual, thanks for stopping by!  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!  Aloha!

Oooh, btw, I forgot to mention there are two winners of my Quickpage giveaway that I mentioned here.  Please check back this weekend (maybe Sunday) for the winners! 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Aloha it's anthoer TGF Challenge!

This week sketch challenge is by Lynda!

Here's my take (I turned it around)

This LO is about our time at Tokyo Disney Sea!  We had just gotten off their water ride, which was so needed cause the humidity in Japan was horrendous!  If I could I would have stayed on that ride the entire day!  We were soaking wet, you could see it on Cyn and Steph's shirt but not on mine since I was wearing black.  We definitely had so much fun that day even if we were all miserable in the humidity!

Of course I used the Sunshine kit for this LO along with Mindy Terasawa's Sun Shiney Day kit.  I stamped the flowers on the bottom, used the stitch stamp along the borders of my LO and I also used the Smiley flowers as embellishments.

Now it's your turn...take the challenge, create a LO based on Lynda's sketch, who knows you could be the lucky winner!!!  Simply upload your LO to  TGF Galleria>Scrapbooking Kits>Contests/Challenges> 7-11 Sketch (I'm not quite sure if that's the exact folder, but you'll see it when you navigate around the gallery...As of right now Jess has not created a folder...will post a new link if it isn't what I posted.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow DT's work:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For Cass

Made this card for my GOD Daughter Cass.  I owe her last years birthday pres, Christmas, 6th grade grad so I couldn't or didn't think it was appropriate to make her a card for all those occasion and decided to just make a universal card.  Call it lazy or procrastinating but I at least made her a card.  

As of right now, this little cutie is my favorite out of the Farm line!  I thinks she's so adorable and thought it would be perfect for Cass.  Since I see Fleur more Hawaiian than an Enchanted little cutie, I thought what a perfect card from me to her!  Blah, blah, blah, blah! haha!  I'm exhausted, it's well pass midnight and I have a long and early day tomorrow!  So without further ado here's the card (lifted the LO from the Artist behind the Farm)

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!  Aloha!