- I'm a mommy to 2 little girls and 1 little boy... married to my HS sweetheart est.2001... I LOVE to craft and meet new friends that enjoy the same things as I do... my life is crazy but I enjoy every second of it! Family is the core of my life and is the reason for my existence... hop aboard my roller coaster and enjoy the ride!
Lollipop Crafts Design Team - The Lollipop Girls
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween once again!!! visited our local craft store last night and saw this amazing phrase that was just perfect for the TGF release challenge... "Home is where the story begins..." and the first thing that popped into my head has to do with my card below... i had the set so it was perfect... even though i already had my challenge project in the works, i just couldn't help but do one more for this challenge and a few more... so this is a combined challenge based on the following:
1. MMSC#25 - sketch
2. LLWWC#10 - Ribbon
3. TGF - Home is where the...is
Perfect for the expecting parents to add to their home... and of course, this is where a new story begins... i loved this week's sketch... it was fun and the possibilities of creating was endless... i apologize for the picture... it does look much better IRL... maybe enlarging the picture might help a bit in seeing the DPs and what not... i found some little baby bottles from doing some baby shower favors so i added that on to the ribbon... then i fond some really tiny buttons in my stash so i've used that too... the DPs is from Imaginisce... very cute and cuddly... i love the one with the animals (circles)... too bad you can't really see it... i'll keep this short... hope you like this one...
and thank you so very much for leaving such thoughtful and sweet comments on my earlier post... i am very happy i was able to inspire some of you with what i was trying to say... we all make a difference in someone elses life... whether big or small... and that counts... thank you!!!
well, i'm waaaay behind on challenges again... it's been a crazy week putting together the last minute treats... i managed to put one creation together for a challenge taking place right now... The Greeting Farm is having a new release party on Sunday, the 1st of November and there are a few challenges going on... one for the wee Tots and one for those young and young at heart... hmmm, which catergory do i belong to?!?!? LOL... anywho, the challenge i'm playing is "Home is where the ___ is"... what does that mean you ask?? well, create a card, layout, etc. that shows who, what or where home is to you, to fill in the blank... pretty great huh?!?
as i was thinking about what to do for this challenge i asked the DH to fill in this phrase... his response: "Home is where the TV is" now give me the remote... LOL, i guess i got what i asked for, since i did ask a guy... if i had the stamps to support that statement, believe me, i would have created it... LOL...
then i asked DD#1 to fill in the phrase... her response: "Home is where the toys is"
DD#2's answer (well, i said the phrase and she just filled in the blank) Home is where the "baba" is... (and pointed to her crib)... i couldn't help but laugh... i knew she was going to say something random since she doesn't quite understand... then randomnly i asked my aunty the same thing and here is her response: "Home is where the family lives" LOL... thanks everyone that was great help... LOL
so i thought about it for a while before settling on something... and i couldn't help thinking about the upcoming holidays... i know what home is for me... and by home (for me) it doesn't have to be a building foundation... my family is my home... my friends are my home... but then i started getting real sensitive thinking about it and i thought to myself, what about the others around me?! so much has happened this year (not me personally)... people losing jobs, losing homes, financial crisis... i know i am less fortunate than the person who has more than me, but there are those who are even less fortunate than me... with Thanksgiving around the corner, i'm thinking about those i don't even know... i don't just mean those who don't have homes, but even those in the military who are far away from home... sure they have a building foundation they call home, but yet it's not... i try to teach my kiddies to be grateful for what they have... what we have... because the person sitting next to them, may have nothing at all... so in like of this gesture and a little something that may help my children understand different situations, i chose to make a little flap book... just a little fiction story of different places to live... and therefore i filled the blank with "Home is where the Heart is"!
OMG! i'm sorry! i hope i didn't loose you... but i just had to share something from my heart and thoughts... well, here goes... above is the cover of the book... this space paper was staring at me so i used it... it was unintentional that i colored bunny bear to look like an alien.. i thought it was a nice color... =D i actually colored the image before choosing the DP, but now that i look at it, it's perfect with the title... the title of my little story... "Where is your home?" 1st page - Is it on a deserted island, with sandy beaches and swaying palm trees...
Friday, October 30, 2009
Okay, as said, here's my Baking 101... besides paper crafting i do love to bake... well, when i have time... =D Today i'll share with you an "Oreo Delight"... now, these are very sinful, so if you're on a diet, i do not recommend them... you won't stop at one... LOL... Let's begin...
24+ foil lined muffin cups (you do't have to but it gives a better foundation)
24+ oreo cookies 2 (3 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
2 (8 oz.) pkg, cream cheese 2 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. sugar 1 (12 oz.) cool whip
2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla
Make sure you have all your ingredients... don't be like me and notice at the last minute there's no vanilla... Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line muffin pan with muffin cups and put a whole oreo in each cup
garnish with cool whip. i also add mini chocolate chips... sometimes i'll use chopped walnuts... just depends
and there you have it.... simple, easy, great for take overs and gatherings... makes about 24-30 mini delights...
Happy Friday Everyone!!!! it's another beautiful furlough friday here in Hawaii... although i'm not on furlough, i took the day off since DD#1 is... and with the unexpected change in schedules, i had no sitter for today... so here i am, up, bright and early, on my day off....
Did my morning rounds in blogland and of course i have to go an visit Amy's (a thousand sheets of paper) blog... i'm a huge fan of her creations... especially her alterations... if you don't know who Amy is, please hop on over to her blog and get to know her... you are in for a totally sweet treat... you will be amazed... anyway, while visiting her blog and i got the biggest and greatest news that put the extra light in my day... she received a blog award and chose 5 bloggers to pass it on to... and one of them happened to be me... Thank you Amy for passing on this award and for ALL your encouraging and sweet comments!!! it really means a lot to me!!! =D
With receiving this award, we are asked to fill in a questionnaire with a tiny tad twist! you can only answer with one word... hmmm, that's kinda hard for me... LOL... before i pass on this award, let's see how i do...
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? there
4. Your father? crazy
5. Your favorite food? sushi
6. Your dream last night? funny
7. Your favorite drink? coke
8. Your dream/goal? love
9. What room are you in? family
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? centipedes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? fulfilled
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? preppy (i have to go with Amy's answer)
15. Muffins? yummy
16. Wish list item? stamps
17. Where did you grow up? Maui
18. Last thing you did? sleep
19. What are you wearing? jammies
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? outside
22. Friends? loveable
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing someone? yes
26. vehicle? scion
27. Something you're not wearing? make-up
28. Your favorite store? walmart
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? minutes
31. Last time you cried? sunday
32. Your best friend? awesome
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. Facebook? yep
35. Favorite place to eat? kitchen
Hahaha! it wasn't that bad... i'm curious as to what you would say... LOL... now on to those that i'm sure will enjoy this award too... believe me, it's a very hard decision on who to pass this award to... i follow all the blogs i do, because each and every one of you have a special place in my world... ok, yes, i know, who?!?! Teri, Tasha, Shirley N., Kim and Chris.... Thank you girls for sharing a place in my world... now take this award with pride and pass it on...
Everyone's blogs are amazing to me... not just my chosen 5... if i thought otherwise, would i be following... Please remember that you all hold a place dear to me... for all that you have given, shown, and said.... i appreciate you all and can never thank you enough... keep visiting as i have lots of fun sharing my creations with you...
there will be one more post in a few hours... some baked up goodies to share... Have a fabulous Friday!!! hugs to you all...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
anyway, onto my little creation... so basically i took something that was already made (paper bag) and just added a little scene on it... I finally made use of my new toys... the MS fence punch and MS scallop corner and border punch... it fit almost perfectly on this bag... couldn't make it too spooky since it's for my Boss' granddaughter... she so happens to be one day older than Alia... it was so funny because she was in the hospital having her baby the day before me... although mine was planned because of a c-section, hers wasn't and it just happened that way... sorry, wen toff track... i colored up Princess Anya in fall colors (brown and orange) and added some stickles to her sleeves, crown, star and under garment of her dress... i had some great 3D halloween stickers lying around so used that too... and couldn't help but using my favorite Boo! stamp... i punched two holes after folding the top flap down to close the bag and slipped in some pretty halloween ribbon.... pretty simple eh!
we have sort of a busy night for us... Krislen is having a harvest festival at her school which we are attending... so i might not be able to sneak into the craft room until late tonight... but i do have something in the works to share with you all soon... actually, i'll be back tomorrow with a little baking 101... LOL... i have to make dessert for my uncle's bbq... until then friends, i bid you good day and happy witchcrafting!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Made this card for DD#1's teacher to go along with a bucket of sweet goodies.... lot's of yummy cookies and candies that i wrapped up in clear cellophane and added halloween ribbon... just a little something...
the top is Kanji writing meaning "prosperity" and the bottom is my uncle/grandpa's Japanese middle name Shigeru which means prosperity...
Monday, October 26, 2009
this post is for a challenge as well as a gift... see the pix below for the new challenge on Anyone for Anya?! this week it's time for Sketch #3.... and a great one to play with... hop onto the blog and get all the 411 and eye spy the fabulous work by the DT...
Are you ready?!? Look below, someone wants to say HELLO!!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Happy Sunday one and all! i'm almost done with my Halloween treats, but needed to make one more thing... so i decided to case a few projects from my local blogging sistahs... Joy (a place to be me..) had sent me a great RAK a week ago... and i just loved that idea... she actually cased that from another sistah - Teri (big ideas from a little girl)... this box is just so much fun to make... just let your imagination go wild... i actually based the box on their projects and then took a turn and cased Jean's (Dandelion Designs) slider/shaker box project... it's similar to hers except i kept with Teri and Joy's flap for their box... not bad for my first time trying (as i told them i would)... so here's my version... this is the box with the flap closed... i don't have any of those micro beads so i used lots of coarse glitter...
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Krislen finally found one she liked... but Daddy said, if she can't carry it, she can't get it... so you betcha she tried her hardest... LOL
Little Paper Shop #38 - Sketch by Julia... it's a fabulous sketch if you like to embellie...
Cute Card Thursday #83 - Candy Corns... the DT wants to see your sweet/candy themed creations...
and i think it may even count for FFF at TGF for the "punchy" challenge...
OMGosh, putting this card together was making my mouth water for a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappacino from Starbucks.... mmmmm, can't wait until those babies come out... onward to my card...
catching the Christmas bug and trying to get ahead (uh-huh, yah right) i did up a sweet christmas card... this so reminds me of the book "T'was the night before Christmas"... remember the kids dreaming of all those sweet treats?! yep, so inked up HG Snuggle by TGF and colored her snuggly in Christmas jammies with her old faithful friend that i'll call bunny bear (yah, very random, don't ask, LOL)... sleep walking?!? maybe... to find some Christmas sweets... i absolutely adore the candy themed DP by American Crafts called Merrymint... it's very pretty IRL! you can even see it shine a bit in the pix... on the LPS sketch there were three circles i believe are meant for embellies... but then again, however you see the sketch is what you will create... my original intention was to just use buttons, but a light bulb turned on after i saw some cellophane on my other desk... so i wrapped and wrapped the buttons up in pieces of cellophane and tied it with red sparkly Christmas ribbon so it would stay closed and used thin pop up dots to secure them on to the card... now that's what i consider (for me) a creative moment... hahaha! don't know how i came up with that one... it is really cute though... ok, enough rambling... didn't add to much to the card because the DP just shines with the adorable image... simple yet fun! Dream Sweet!
Friday, October 23, 2009
haha! thanks for listening (reading) my blabber... anyway... i'm slowly getting back into the groove of creating again... and i have another 3 for 1 for you...
sorry, i think i really over did it with the sparkle... but i LOVE SPARKLES... this card is for the following challenges:
MMSC24 - Fabulous sketch to play with this week...
Flutter by Wednesday #80 - Use a butterfly or fairy...
La-La's Wednesday Weekly Challenge #9 - Sparkle!!! now you know why i sparkled this card up...
the DP is from DCWV Pocket full of Posies stack... coordinated it with purple CS since there was a hint of purple in the DP... and some sparkles if i may add... Colored up Flutter Anya in shades of blue... yes i know, again! but i couldn't help it... it's my FAVE color and i don't play with it enough... that and the week just had me feelin' blue... sparkled her up with diamond, icicle and crystal stickles GG... lighter blue rhinestones and one shade darker for the flower middle... prima flowers and voila! i present to you my card... i didn't add a sentiment yet since i'm not sure what i will use this card for... but i hope you like it anyway! Have a FANTASTIC weekend friends!!! hope to be back soon with more to share with you... =D
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Based on the MMSC#24 Sketch and the Club Anya Mystery Monday recipe by Heather challenge, i came up with this card... i have to admit that i was really stumped on what i really wanted to create... although i'm not really happy with how this came out, my brain is fried and i don't think i will try and re-create it... ugh, it's just one of those days... LOL... i changed up the sketch a little by adding the patterned ribbon, which was a requirement on the recipe... and added dew drops to the corners because my CS was so plain... lots of sparkle on Princess Anya as well as the prima flower... i do love the DP though... which has some glitter in it... i'm not entering this into MMSC, i think i'll do another one for that... but this is entered into the Mystery Monday challenge...
Hope everyone is having a great day! it's back to the craft room for me!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here's some goodies to my 2 DDs from Aunty Joy and Taelyn... isn't those HK so cute?! Joy, you should have seen Alia's reaction when i gave it to her... she was screaming "Hi Kitty"! LOL... it was so funny... and she didn't want to let it go to show daddy! she kept telling him, MINE! Thank you aunty Joy and Taelyn for thinking about the girls!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I did a tri-fold card with a twist as i decorated every panel except the bottom... here's the front of the card... i just LOVED this spell DP and had to use it...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Okay, last post for today... i wanted to share with you my October OCS from my partner Jamee... she made me this beautiful twilight inspired card... OMGosh, when i opened it i could just here Edward say "hello"! LOL... you know, that scene when he finally talks to Bella... hehehe...
Here's the inside of the card... with none other than the Twilight logo... OMGoodness Jamee, my heart melted... hehe.... if you're a fan of the Twilight Saga, go and check Jamee's blog out... she has some awesome Twilight inspired creations that will just make you drool... over and over again... you'll spot some eye candy too, if you LOVE Edward...
i used one of the previous sketches from MMSC to kindly put this card together... i made it for a dear friend, whom i swap cards with each month... hope she likes it! i didn't want to add too much since the DP has a great setting to it already.... so some stickles gg and dew drops completed this card... the DP is by DCWV Latte stack... isn't she flutter-ful! =D
This card was made for Krislen's teacher to go along with her goodies that i still have to put together... based on the weekly sketch by the Dare Devils, this is how it came out... i'm not a real fabby on circle cards because i never can get it right, but i tried anyway... go ahead and play the challenge if you DARE! it's really plain compared to my normal work but i wanted Krislen to design on it too... but i have to post before she does, because i can only imagine, what she'll do... LOL... i just couldn't get over not using the witch's feet stamp... around the image it says "trick or treat....smell my feet!" too cute! the bat DP is from American Crafts... little rhinestones and a Boo! i'm just loving that sentiment... don't forget to hop on to the Diedrich Dare blog and play along... Can't wait to see what everyone else was up to over the weekend... i'll be back later on tonight to post more happy mail and my OCS from my partner... be sure to come back! Hugs!!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Twas' the night before Christmas.... fire still burning, under the tree is still bare... stockings are hung and ready to be filled... i envisioned a quiet a peaceful Christmas Eve... everyone is sleeping waiting for Santa to arrive and fill this scene with lots of presents...
this card is created using most of the Katie Christmas set from LPS... down to the sentiments... it's a gorgeous set to use to create scenes... colored everything with my copics... hung the stockings using little brads.... rhinestones for the tree topped with a rhinestone star... i look at this card and just feel at peace... simple, quiet and peaceful...
Now, it's your turn to tell me how this scene makes you feel?!?!?!
hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! =D
Saturday, October 17, 2009
1. MMSC#23 - an awesome sketch going on over there... plus, they have a blog hop going on right now... so be sure to pay a visit... you could be a lucky winner...
2. Cute Card Thursday - Spook Fest... and boy do they have some SPOOK-TACULAR creations by the DT...
3. Paperplay Challenge Week 39 - Favorite Embellishment.... this was hard... i love to dress up my cards in embellies... lots and lots of embellies of different kinds... but i did choose my most fave -- dew drops!
and ta-da.... here's my creations... based on the sketch challenge at MMSC... i inked up Baxter from the Dandelion Designs Halloween Line... i just love him in his vampire costume... he's colored in with copics, of course my new toy! and i couldn't resist using the candy corn... after all he is going trick-or-treating... with Halloween approaching in 2 weeks, i told myself i better get trickin'...
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! i know i am, being lost in the craft room... LOL!
Look at all the great things she sent my way... mmmmm, (Linda, i had to hide my candies from the kiddies, big and small... hehe) I was so surprised when i saw Baxter in the box... i've been dying to find him at our local craft store, with no success... i think he was all sold out... her kindess touched my heart because she sent this to me not even meeting me yet IRL (one day we will, i'm hoping soon!)... got some rhinestones and pearls (that i love to use to dress up my creations), some yummy stamps, flowers and dew drops, refill for my memento pad (yay for copics, LOL)... a to die for Edward (HB) goodie bag, another goodie bag with some HB to play with and this out of this world waterfall card... OMGosh, i love it... you have to teach me =D Thanks Sis! you really made my weekend... and the hubby is off to night fishing tomorrow, so i'll have lots of fun playing with my new goodies (and munching on some too)... lots of LOVE to you Linda, for everything!!!
Please stop by her blog if you have a chance! she has a great line up of creations that will not disappoint you... Have a fabulous weekend friends!