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!