- 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
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
First up is my creations for the "Let it Snow" theme...
Here's a shaker card with all the snowy goodies... The DSP is from the MS collection and the ribbon is from American Crafts... This card is paired with a shaker ornament... it's actually a shadow box ornament that I covered with acetate for that snowy shaker effect... Because this has a bit more space, I added some mini pompoms too... the inside is lined with DSP by MS... If you know me then you know I LOVE snowflakes (something Hawaii doesn't have) so these creations would have not been complete without them... =D
Secondly, this next creation is for the "Holiday Treats" theme....
Who doesn't LOVE some yummies for the holidays right?! This little treat is perfect to give anyone, but if you know someone who loves to bake, then this would surely sweeten up their Christmas... Bought a pack of whisks that I stuffed a mix of hershey kisses candies in... attached a pretty bow with a card tag... and voila!! Inside the card reads "whisk-ing you a sweet Christmas!" I'm surely "whisk"-ing you all a sweet Christmas!
I just wanted to show you a close up of the whisk in this picture above... =D
Last, but not the least, for the Santa Baby theme... A Santa "Baby" gift set...
Here I stamped a kraft gift bag with Santa Ian and the "ho ho ho" and "merry xmas" sentiments also... Then I stamped a onesie and diaper cloth with Santa Ian and colored it in with copics... It's my son's 1st Christmas so this was perfect to create... On the onesie, I did stamp "My First Christmas"... =D
Not going to take up anymore of your time... Hope you've enjoyed visiting my blog and checking out my creations for this hoppin' hop! Now head back to the TGF blog and get on your way to the next blog! Tis' the season to be jolly, so SMILE!! =D
Monday, November 29, 2010
My 7 yr. old daughter is reading chapter books so I thought today's creation was very appropriate... I chose to do a bookmark and here it is being shared with you....
I used Rosie with Book from La La Land Crafts... very perfect for this challenge.... and I added the quote "Today a reader, Tomorrow a leader." to inspire my daughter to keep her head in the books... and she loves buttons so i added a few of those too... a simple project that put a smile on her face!
What will you create for this week's challenge???
Sorry for the post and run! I have uber piles of deadlines to meet and stuff half done... back to the craft room I go.... Have a marvelous day!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those who went shopping on Black Friday, hope you all were safe and found your good deals!! Yes, i did do it this year and boy was it CRAZY!!!!
Secret Santa Swaps are now closed. Thank you to all of you who are giving my swap a try!! I truly appreciate it... here's a list of those that want to play...
North Shore Craft Girl*
*Ladies, please email me your info (Full name, address, blog) by Tuesday the 30th. Thank you!!
If anyone else wants to join in, last chance for December sign ups, please email me your info at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com by Tuesday 11/30, so i can send out info to your Santas in a timely matter...
no crafty posts from me for the rest of the weekend =(... be sure to come back on Monday for another Lollipop Crafts challenge! So until then.... Have a beautiful rest of the weekend and i'll see you soon!! Hugs!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Alright, since it's Monday, time for another challenge over at Lollipop Crafts! Lollipop Girl Alanna is hosting this week's Challenge #17 - CHRISTMAS!! Yes, yes... she is helping to get you in the mood to get those Christmas CARDS done... so whip out your supplies and make a Christmas card and join us over at Lollipop Crafts!! We do have a fabulous prize this week NOT only for a random winner, but also for the Top 3, kindly sponsored by Limited Runs... Oh do they have some cutesy digis.... Thank you so much Limited Runs for your sponsorship!! The Lollipop Girls also got to fancy some digis and here's one i've used this week!
Snowman on a Cupcake!! Isn't he so deliciously yummy?! The awesome thing about my cards this week, i made them smaller than normal so i could use up some scraps! It worked out perfectly... some ribbon and dew drops and you have a quick and easy Christmas card... Love when i can take advantage of those moments!!
So now that you've seen my creation for this week, hop on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog and check out what the Lollipop Girls have for you today... All the details on how to play along can also be found on the blog so hurry and go now...
Before i let you go, just want to let you that there are some links above my postings if you want to join in any of that... there is still time... so until next time... Have a "sweetly frosted" day!!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Well, the time has come for some blog candy!!! There's a lot for me to be THANKFUL for this year!!! so i'm sharing a little CANDY in celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! Want a chance at playing??? Here's how....
1. Must be a follower (because I am THANKFUL for all the friends I have met through my blogging adventures who have shown unconditional love and support!)
2. Comment on this post. You have until 11:59PM, HST on December 4th for an entry. Winner will be announced on December 5th.
3. Optional: Answer these if you want to... 1. What are you THANKFUL for this year? 2. What's on your Christmas List?
**I am thankful for my wonderful family. For the miracle birth of my son. For every day i wake up to. For ALL my friends, old and new. AND MUCH MORE! The Thank you list is endless....
***Christmas List: too much to list, LOL =D but if i had to pick a few it would be, the Cinch, more copics, some new clothes since the ones i have now are getting a little big, hehe and WORLD PEACE (yes, i was watching Miss Congeniality!)
Have fun and I hope you'll play along! Good Luck to all!!!! =D
Thursday, November 18, 2010
well i do have a sharing for you today.... are you surprised? LOL, i am.... TGF has a contest going on called "Ugly Sweater Inspired" and it was the perfect challenge to use up some scraps and just be silly... so i call this masterpiece the "Christmas mix-up"....
yup, i pulled up some scrap DP from my scrap pile and got crafting... didn't even put a dent in the pile but it was fun not having to match everything... found the ribbons in my ribbon scraps, and it has never been touched so i figure, why not add it on... added some buttons and bling too... i had to laugh when my DDs said, "Mommy, what in the sky is that?" LOL... so i asked, don't you think it's pretty? well i got no yes or no answer but a comment to the words of "i can do a much prettier job!" LOL, if they only knew....
there's still time to play in TGF's challenge... so why not fancy some ugly-ness and join in the fun! it's LOTS of fun!!
couple of things before i let you go.... still time to sign up in my Secret Santa Swap! click here to go to the post and get the deets.... and tomorrow.... a BLOG CANDY giveaway.... Thank you for taking the time to come and visit.... hope i can inspire you to hit your craft area and create, create, create!! Have a wonderful day until next time....
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hey friends!! Thank you so much for the feedback on my idea of doing a Secret Santa Swap!!! i have agreed to start it, so let's get the sign ups going for December... here's a little about the swap first!
1. You can swap anything you think is appropriate. Such as cards, 3d projects, gift tags, altered items, etc. You are not restricted to just a card for each swap... for example, you can do a card this month and gift tags next month, etc... be creative and use your talents! Many of you do not limit yourself to cards, there are some that do awesome jewelry, altered items and so on, so this is the swap to make something special and surprise someone...
2. I kindly ask that you please send out your swaps before month's end. If you can't send it by the end of the month, please let me know so i can inform your partner.
3. I know some of you like to give RAKs out of the kindness in your heart, but please DO NOT feel obligated that you have to... I don't want anyone to feel like it's required because it isn't... Please note, all that you receive/swap comes from the heart!!!
4. I may throw in themes every now and then to get your creativity going, but otherwise, the swap is open to anything you want to create.
5. The most important of all, HAVE FUN! We all love surprises!!!
So, if you think you can adhere to my mini rules, sign up now! Because I am debuting this swap in December, let's do a CHRISTMAS theme.... anything Christmas... Comment here and let me know you want to play along... Also, because this is a brand new swap, please email me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com with the subject "Secret Santa Swap" (so i don't miss your email) and the following info: Full name, Address and Blog URL if you have one... Sign ups will close on November 26th... Please spread the word to your friends and have them join us in my first ever Secret Santa Swap! Yay!!!
Wanted to share with you a few happy things i received in the mail over the weekend! I'm so thankful for the greatness these ladies have shared with me! take a look....
this here is from Brenda!! she recently won my blog candy and sent me this Thank you card and stamp... when she emailed me her mailing info i asked if she could do me a huge favor and create a crab for me using her punch art... she is truly the PUNCH QUEEN!!! anyway, that lil' crab on the card is what she created for me.... Thank you so much Brenda, for the goodies!! I hope you enjoyed yours!!!
i was uberly stunned when i saw that i had won Jenny's blog candy... this is all the goodies that was part of her giveaway... lots of yummies that includes stamps, flowers, eyelets, buttons and pearl and rhinestones!! WOW, i don't even know what to start playing with first! Thank you so much Jenny!! i LOVE the card you included too!! Jenny has some beautiful wall calendars and cards that she puts together, so check out her blog when you have a chance....
this bunch of yummies was a secret blog candy from my CBF (craft blogging friend) for life, Lynn!! (hehe, Lynn i had to bite your words, that was so classic, i love it!) i was lucky enough to be one of her winners!! Yummies included stamps, stationery, a HK pen and measuring spoons that i so so LOVE and much more!! Thank you Lynn for the wonderful sweetness you sent my way!! I actually started my blog because of Lynn... i always checkout the BFC website for projects and so forth and that's how i found Lynn's Craft Blog... She has lots of inspirational post and she shares a lot of new things that comes to the stores... so after a while of following her blog anonymously, i decided to create my own! Thanks again Lynn for giving me the push to start my own, just by having your blog there for sharing!! =D
Well, that's all the greatness i have to share with you today!! hope you enjoyed today's post, even if it wasn't a crafty one... and a BIG THANK YOU to these wonderful ladies for all their kindness!!! be back soon!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Now it's back to reality and working on my next big project which is DD2's birthday in 3 weeks... i can't believe the days are just passing by so fast!
Thank you to all that played along with us last week! Making birthday creations are always fun!! Are you ready?? It's time for a new challenge at Lolllipop Crafts with hostess for this week, Peggy!!
Fairy Knoll is sponsoring us this week and you can catch some info on this sponsor tomorrow on the Lollipop Crafts blog... but be sure to check out Lollipop Crafts today to get all the details on Challenge #16 - Very Girly... Yes, Peggy wants to see you make a creation for a girl with all the girly goodies!!! See what the prize is and take a peek at what the DT has for you... It surely is GIRLY over there... =D This is what I have for you today!
I used the Dancing Glamour Girl from Fairy Knoll's... Isn't she pretty?? The sentiment "Move to the beat of your own drum" is also from Fairy Knoll's... I fun flocked the bottom of her dress (yes, i thought that was really girly) and added pearls and rhinestones with a flower... Hope i did Peggy's challenge justice...
Again, I have to apologize for the blury, out of focus pictures, etc... I am still trying to get the hang of my new camera and all it's features, LOL... Naiive I tell you! haha!
Hope you'll join us this week with all things girly! Be sure to link up on the Lollipop Crafts blog!
Check back soon as i believe i have come to a decision about the Secret Santa Swap! For now, take care and smile!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
now i know there are alot of swaps out there... cards, projects, RAKs, ATC, etc... and maybe that's why i haven't really brought this up... but i do want to start a swap and i want to do it "Secret Santa" style... so, i would call this "Secret Santa Swap" (SSSh) it would be a monthly card swap except, you won't know who has your name until you receive your card! you won't be paired with someone like most swaps, i would give you a name and that's who you will send your card to, but that person won't have your name... does that make sense?! hehe! i'm not sure if there's a swap that does this already, or atleast i haven't seen one like it, so i'd really like to give it a try...
i think it would be super fun... the excitement of waiting to see who your secret Santa is can be very exciting (like a child's excitement on Christmas day) and thrilling once your Santa is revealed... BUT i can't do this without your help... SO if you think you'd be interested in doing this type of swap, let me know on this post... i'll read through your feedback and put some thought into it and let you know what the outcome will be... please, help me make a decision... with enough answers from you, i'll try my best to make the decision and just maybe, we can debut this swap next month... just in time for Christmas!! and PLEASE don't worry if this doesn't interest you, you can say so here... no feelings hurt or anything like that, right now i'm just trying to get opinions from you!! =D feel free to ask any questions too!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
alright, i have to bounce on out of here!! will try and visit you during the weekend and maybe try and get some sharings on my blog too... no promises, but i'll sure try!! if not, i'll see you back here on Monday!! Have a fantastic weekend!!! Hugs!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
okay i'm being silly! anyway, just wanted to remind you to come and join us at Lollipop Crafts for this week's challenge - BIRTHDAY THEME!! we all need birthday cards, so why not put one together and play along?! a fantastic prize is being offered..... (hint, hint)
here's something i put together for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday....
the Tutu Sweet image from Meljen's reminded me of her daughter and really, i just LOVE using it... it's versatile for any occasion... so make a wish and join us!!! Have a great day!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
anyway, here's one of the big projects i was working on this weekend... DD2's birthday invitations... i was so super happy when she chose Hello Kitty as her theme!
i know i could have taken the easy way out and buy premade invites, but it's just not the same... so i did work my booty off cutting out the HK and then cutting it again with the different colors, and then finally assembling it all... Thank goodness i only had to do 20... i hope she learns to appreciate me one day... ha! the BG is origami paper that i purchased at the sanrio store... it comes in 5 sheets of 4 different designs... i originally was going to mix it up so i didn't have to buy 4 packs of this paper just for one design, but she only wanted this one for her invites... so i gave in... i think i'll use the other designs for her favors... =D another big project to accomplish... tried to keep it really simple as i don't think anyone will keep the invite... i usually keep one to add to her album... a little keepsake for when they are older....
guess it's time to hit the craft desk again and try to put more things away! honestly, i only mess it up again... hehe! Thanks for stopping by for my quick sharing!! i'll see you soon then...
Monday, November 8, 2010
It's has been such a pleasure to have met you in blogland Brenda!! Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more to come! May all your birthday wishes come true!! Hugs!!
Wow, i still can't believe how fast the weekend went by.... there were so many things and challenges i wanted to play along with, but time just wasn't there! i had a bigger project i had to finish (i'll share that later in the week with you) that consisted of cut, cut and paste and then assemble... =D but it's done and i'm a bit relieved!
i did manage, however, to finish my double challenge entry for ATS... i just love the challenges and try to play along as much as i can... this week they're having a double challenge... you can either play in one or both... i decided to play in both... first challenge was a theme of "Be Grateful", perfect for giving Thanks as we head into Thanksgiving... and the second was "Christmas" without using red or green... tough, but doable right?! here's what i came up with...
this here is for the "Be Grateful" challenge... my image is masked using Autumn Anya from TGF and CC Designs Swiss field fence... i initially just had the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment and then decided to stamp "Thanks for all you do" too... Thanksgiving is a great time to express how thankful you are for people in your life....
i LOVE playing with blue for Christmas... so this is my take on the "Christmas" challenge... blue and snowflakes are a fantastic combo for me... i used CC Designs laying Nora for this one... LOL, i know my layout looks a little funny, but i was trying to vision Nora laying somewhere and looking out the window... didn't come out as planned, but thought it was cute anyway! and then as soon as this card was done, i noticed the line on her ankle... don't know what happened, but i guess you can picture it as an ankle bracelet... hehe! sorry, there wasn't anything i could do about fixing that as the whole card was already done... =(
well, trying to craft away today in between caring for my children and doing chores... oh and playing and learning how to use my new camera!! Santa is good to me this year!! except, my new camera wasn't from my Santa Baby (DH), it's actually from my aunty whom is a 2nd mom to me!! =D Thank you Aunty!! Love you! Thanks again for coming by today!! i appreciate all the loving comments you leave me! it keeps me going when times are tough!! Have a beautiful day and wonderful week!! Be back shortly!!!
Hello Monday!!! Wow, the weekend went by so fast!! guess that's what happens when you're having fun right! Had lovely family time going to a party, doing some shopping and going to a craft fair... and the best of it all, it was done with family!! =D okay and the 2nd best thing that has happened is that i FINALLY got a new CAMERA!!! Wooohoooo! score! and i'm so loving it!
yah, yah... enough rambling right?! hehe... well, today over at Lollipop Crafts, we have a challenge that is asking you to celebrate... Kim is our hostess this week for Challenge #15 and she wants you to celebrate with a BIRTHDAY theme!! That's right, get creative with birthday wishes and join us!
We have Stamp and Create sponsoring this week with a FANTABULOUS prize!! seriously, you don't want to miss this one!! so head on over to Lollipop Crafts and check out the deets... and while you're there, check out the DTs birthday creationstoo... take a look at mine since you're here...
this challenge came at the most wonderful time as one of my friends will be celebrating her birthday soon! here i used Fleur Anya from TGF (one of my FAVE, Anya stamps)! but did you know that you can also get TGF products from Stamp and Create?! yup, you can! anyway, before i go my copics i've done lots of paper piecing... i love the way it turns out and it gives paper patterns to the image... however, i stopped doing it for a while after getting my copics because i was coloring more and paper piecing does take a little longer than just coloring... every now and then i like to revisit paper piecing... so that's what's been done here! paper pieced her dress and flowers.... then i added yellow rhinestones to the flower middles... found this cute frills ribbon in my stash and thought it'd be perfect to bring out the hints of orange in her dress... hehe, and i had to add those star buttons too! i hope my friend likes this card!! what do you think of my creation?!? (p.s. i took the pix with my new camera!!! i LOVE how the colors are bold and the quality is much better!!)
want more inspiration?? go to the Lollipop Crafts blog now and take a look around!! i'm so sure something will tickle your fancy!! Have a beautiful day!!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Hope you all had a wonderful week and now you're ready for the weekend!!! i've been super busy this week jumping from project to project and well, i'm about to show another project that i jumped right to....
i purchased a Clutch kit from Joy U.... she made these FABULOUS clutches for Halloween and then decided to make kits for those interested in making one... so if you're interested in getting your own kit with instructions to make more, head on over to her blog for her contact information... she's selling them for $5 each and it includes everything you need to try out your very first one...
as soon as it came in, i just knew i had to put it together... i pushed all my projects aside and assembled mine... i used the burlap embossing folder by Tim Holtz... i liked the way it textured the clutch... looks like some kind of faux animal skin... but don't ask me which one... LOL... Thanks Joy for the awesome kit... i will surely be using the instructions for the upcoming holidays!! don't forget, if you want your hands on one of these clutches, contact Joy!!
here's a party favor from another friend, whose name is also Joy... remember i said i won her anniversary giveaway, this cute owl favor and memo pads were also in my package!! if you were one of her virtual guests helping her celebrate the Joy of Crafting's anniversary, then you got one of these cuties too! isn't it just so so cute?! all the yummies are gone now, but this friendly owl still sits on my desk... he watches over me as i craft... hehe! Thank you Joy!!!
i've been seeing lots of wonderful creations using this french fry box, and i just had to get my hands on this die... i did find one, and it's on it's way to me... hope i get it soon... it will be perfect for me to whip up some favors for my DD2's upcoming birthday!!
alright, that's all i have to share with you today... i'm looking forward to the weekend... there's a craft fair on Sunday i'm eagerly waiting to go to, the first big one for the holiday season... some sale shopping, hula practice and a party... woohoo! Enjoy the rest of this Aloha friday!! Hugs!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Challenge #14 - Embossing over at Lollipop Crafts is open until Saturday... so if you haven't already, come and join us.... We are sponsored this week by Meljen's Designs and they are giving away a fabulous prize.... i created this card here using Turtle's Friend from Meljen's for a dear friend who is awaiting her new bundle of joy... i hope she liked the card =D... the papers are really boyish (as my friend is having a boy) so i thought it was perfect to use....
well, i took a day off of crafting and now i feel so behind on things... yikes! i need to get my mojo back!! want more inspiration to get your mojo going??? check out Lollipop Crafts Thursday Inspirations now!!
gottah get going... need to mess up my desk again!! hehehe! Thanks for visiting today... will be back to share more soon!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
there's a NEW challenge over at Lollipop Crafts and it's my week to host! Challenge #14 - Embossing.... bring out your embossing stencils, folders, texture plates, heat gun and powders, whatever it is, whether dry or heat, but i want you to overpower your creations and EM"BOSS" them.... hehehe!
We have Meljen's Designs sponsoring us this week and they are giving away a GREAT prize... Really, come out and play along... it's an easy peasy challenge... here's my creation this week...
i did a little bit of both dry and heat embossing... the sentiment is heat embossed and then i took the liberty of embossing the bottom nestie layer with my Swiss Dots folder and if you look closely underneath the sentiment, it's embossed too (i can't remember what set, but it's from Cuttlebug)... i do love sunflowers, so this "Sunflower Buggies" image from Meljen's was perfect for me.... simple and clean on this one, but lots of color for the eye, LOL...
Hop on over to Lollipop Crafts and get the deets on this challenge... and while there, you can check out what the Lollipop Girls have to share with you too! remember, there's a prize at stake so you have to link up your creations by the deadline... don't want to keep you any longer so go now! hope to see you playing along this week! Have a great day!