Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mini Album

It's been a while since I've scrapbook, let alone something for me.  Usually I'm doing an album as a present or Scrapbook For Hire.  But lately I've been itching to do something for me.  Before I left the islands, I wanted to document my last few days up until Jan/Feb timeframe.  So I've decided to do a mini album the traditional way.  I still love doing digi LOs, but miss doing the traditional way.  While living on the island, I realize that the locals are more into card making than scrapbooking.  Of course since I was surrounded by them I focused my skills on card making and pretty much left scrapbooking on the back burner.  But now that I'm back I've been on a mission to scrap.  So this is where I'm at.  It's not my usual scrapping style but I wanted it to be a bit primitive as if I was scrapping it at that moment (I regret not doing it at the time...pretty much didn't have any time those last few days) so I'm trying to recreate the album as if it just happen...whatever supplies I had on hand. It's not the prettiest but it's what was suppose to be in "real time".  The only thing I regret was not saving some memorabilia's and those I've saved I can't seem to find at the moment.  So that's why there are some blank spaces.  I hope to add them in when I find those that I remembered to save.  I hope to do more travel scrapbooks.  I think this is a good jumping off point, as it'll help me determine what I need to pack as far as supplies and what I need to collect for my pages throughout the trips.

Oh, I wanted to share this cool software that I got where I could printout Polaroid pics (the ones showing in the above pics was created using my Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese set).

OK, that's all I have, not much but hey, its something. Sorry for the crappy pics, but I took them using my phone.  Yeah, I'm that lazy to bust out the big ole DSLR(^o^) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Everything!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  As usual M and I ran errands all weekend.  It's hard having one car.  I mean there are pro's and con's to it.  Pro, I get to stay home and fix the place  up and not spend. Con, I have to stay home and can't run errands.  LOL! So that means weekends are always busy running around trying to take care of everything I wasn't able to do during the week.  Who knows when we'll get the new car.  We've been on a waiting list forever and I'm just tired of the whole process.  Oh well, there are way more less unfortunate people then me.  It's not that bad. Just an inconvenience. Moving on...

Today's card is featured using Twirl Anya.  I think she's so adorable.  Tryin' to make as many cards as I can so I won't be late for the next bday.  So here's a head start.

Oooh, last Friday I received the new Copic colors! So excited even if I won't have time to color, having them in my hands just makes me so happy! LOL!  It's the small things I tell ya!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wedding Card

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! I hope you all got to watch the youtube video.  I pray to GOD it doesn't happen but if it does we will all be better prepared.  I still have to finish putting my emergency bag together and buy Roxy some dog food.  I don't normally give her dog food but for emergency cases, dog food would have to do. 

Anyhow, I had to quickly make this Wedding card for dh's Deputy.  I opted to use SU!s Fifth Avenue Flora (this is has to be one of my favorite SU! stamp sets.) because I don't think she would like an Anya based card...I'd save my TGF for close family, friends and nieces...LOL!  This had to be a bit more elegant.  I usually try to go simple when it comes to Wedding and Sympathy cards.  I definitely think less is more.  Anyhow, here's my card.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!  Aloha! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Earthquake Prediction 2011 Jim Berkland - A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent

To everyone in the affected areas, please be safe! Have your emergency bags packed!  Food, water, cash...  I've included an Emergency Checklist! Click on the document to enlarge and then print.

I pray to GOD this doesn't happen, but just in case, be prepared!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Its Been Awhile...

...I'm slowly getting my crafting groove back.  It's been a tough three months. With dh on travel a lot, loss of one car and unpacking by myself...well, crafting has definitely taken a backseat.  Needless to say, all my bday cards are late!  (o_O) 

Tonight I was able to create/finish three cards.  I'll showcase them one day at a time...LOL! Sorry, but if I didn't do that, I wouldn't have any other post after this...haha!  

All right, without further ado, here is today's card:

I used TGF's newest Creepin Creeper Crew Collection 1 set, which you can order at Pineapple Cove.  I love this set, it has a total of 7 Creeper Crew Characters and 8 Saying/Quotes.  I also used Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese set.  I absolutely love this set.  It has an old style Polaroid Camera and Polaroid film.  There are soo many ideas floating in my head on how to use this set.  Oh and I also used TE's Pennant and Pennant die.  I think that's it.  Leave me a comment or email me if you have any questions on any of the products I used.  

Don't forget, if you think My Cute Stamp's Konnichiwa set is adorable (which it is), and want to buy but just haven't had the chance, now is the time.  Remember, My Cute Stamps is donating the whole $7.99 towards the Japan Disaster Relief Fund.  It's a good cause AND you're getting a very cute stamp!  Karber is also donating proceeds from their cute Japanese set (digital stamp).

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Please Help Japan!

I am so heartbroken over last weeks earthquake and tsunami! I am thankful to GOD each and everyday for allowing me and my family to live in your beautiful country 3/4 of my childhood.  This saddens me deeply and  want you to know that you and your people are in my thoughts and prayers!  

You wanna help Japan?  You can!  My Cute Stamps will donate $7.99 to the Japanese Disaster Relief for each Konnichiwa stamp set that is sold this week.   
Please help raise some money by either purchasing this stamp set or by letting your friends on Twitter & Facebook know. Thank you for your help! *Limited to Quantities in stock.  I just purchased this set (shipping isn't bad) and you're helping out a good cause! 

Just got word that my friend Berernice is also raising fund for Japan, you can also purchase her cute digital stamps here.  

Here's a little insert from the Karber site:
Hi friends! Here in Karber we want to help the people from Japan. We are donating the sales from the digital images: Cute Japanese , Cute Karate Japanese & Cute Onigiri to the Japanese Relief effort. These digital images were created by Karla Barradas. You can find these digis individually or by set HERE. Please help us to raise some money by buying any of these digis. We will appreciate if you spread the word about this donation through your blog, Facebook or twitter. Thank you so much.

Thanks in advance to those that help financially, physically and in prayers!!