Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneakin' in a post before bed...

just a quick post before bed... my co-worker said she wanted to see more sympathy cards because she can never find any she likes... so keeping that in mind, i came up with a few... it was a challenge to not dress it up alot...

tried to keep it as simple as possible... i've only done 2 so far...

and i couldn't help not doing atleast one birthday card!!!

i'm so excited!! i finally got my new sets of marvy's le plume pens....
Supplies used:
Dandelion designs sentiment "it's your birthday"
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
doodlebug designs - cherry glitter stickers
Stampettes - "with deepest sympathy"
Happy ALOHA friday!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Had some crafting time...

Happy Monday!! had to take the day off today to do weekday errands and take my big girl to the dentist... so last night i made use of the chance "to sleep in" this morning! Ha! with a 1 year old that's nearly impossible... sat in my craft room until the wee hours of the morning, trying to clean, craft and watch the joy luck club at the same time... kept going through my bucket of scrap paper and came up with a few cards... oh, and of course BF on Maui had an awesome sale this weekend with the in/out sidewalk sale (additional 50% on red tags) and i picked up some great deals... (oops, made my husband go twice, LOL)

Made this card for my guy friend who was kind enough to do my eldest daughter's photo shoot yesterday... he took some amazing pictures of her... but as always, she tends to complain a lot and for some reason she was very sassy yesterday... so after and hour, we called it a day..

the DP on this card is a little texutrized... the DP and the ribbon were some of the goodies i found at BF's sale... the butterfly punch out is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is none other than designed by Jean from dandelion Designs...

i love the simpleness of this card... it's not a stamp it's actually a rub-on from one of the the rub-on books by American Crafts... another thing i found on sale, LOL....

same thing here... the fairytale line by imaginisce had some clearance items so i got a few... sorry, a little glare from the packaging...

I should have took separate photos of these but i noticed i have 344 pictures on my camera... need to go through them all and delete some... anywho, can't really see it, but on the butterfly card, on the bottom right hand, i rubbed on a just because sentiment... used pop up glue dots to give the butterflies a fluttery appearance... both cards were made with scraps of DP... and after making these cards, i still have a pile of scraps...
well, i hope you enjoyed looking at my lastest cards as i've enjoyed making them... did a lot of thank you cards because you can never have enough!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wishing Berenice a Happy Blogaversary!!!

Hey everyone! Berenice of Sweet_Escape will be celebrating her BLOGAVERSARY soon! check out her blog and maybe get in for a chance to win some blog candy... and don't forget to wish her a Happy Celebration!!!!

*Hope you don't mind Berenice! Sharing some love!

Thanks Ladies!!!

Thanks to Cheryl, Joy & Berenice for leaving me comments!

Joy - now i'm excited to go look for that products... the sizzix idea is a lot of work too if i were to do HK or something like that... but now i'm eager to try your way! as always, inspirations!

Berenice - i am so sorry i mispelled your name on your blog comment!!! Sorry sorry a million times!!!

Sorry, not a craft post, but wanted to give kudos to the ladies that shared their thoughts on my creations... hopefully later tonight i can get a craft post on here!!! Thanks again ladies!

Checkout Joy's blog candy!

Check out Joy's blogs and the chance to win some blog candy! and don't forget to wish her a HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!!

Happy Thursday!!!

**just click on the title and it will take you straight to her page...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trial and Error

Found sometime to squeeze in a new creation.... My 1 yr old's security blanket is her burp cloths... but it's so plain looking... unless you can find the print ones... so, because we are always misplacing it, i bought a whole bunch and keep it in a closet for when we need more... recently i've added strips of extra fabric to the cloths for color and kiddie prints like HK, princess and dora... easy right! decided tonight to run some fabric through my big shot... and Ta-Da! this was a "try" project so i didn't add much on... she took it away as soon as i was done ironing it...
Easy steps:
wunder under
sizzix die/machine
1. iron the wunder under to the fabric
2. place on sizzix die and run through machine
3. peel backing off
4. place on material/fabric/etc
5. iron on
simple! just like the iron on appliques...
Happy Tuesday!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mission accomplished!

My mission was to create 2 50th anniversary and 1 graduation card... the anniversary cards were a challenge for me because i didn't really have any embellishments... yikes!
on this card, i did a black and gold color combo... the card is black lined with white CS.... the background paper is from the Luxury Collection by DCWV... the 50th was cut using Boss-O and Curlz sizzix dies... after tearing up my craft room, i found an old pack of vellum quotes and found the "Happy Anniversary" vellum... i glued it on some gold ribbon i found in my old Christmas stack... i used gold origami paper to cut out the 50th and flowers on the corners...
I actually thought this card was simple... again, most of the embellishments and ribbon is from old stock that i found... the background CS is from the DCWV Luxury collection in a soft pink and gold....

Represnting Mililani High School, i needed to create a graduation card for my cousin who graduated this year... using scraps of CS and some shiny Christmas curling ribbon, i just glued it on the left side and cut off the excess... i used the Happy Graduation stamp from Mari and Me... the "Congrats" is from sizzix sizzlits phrases...
Took a trip to BF today... We just missed the make-n-takes... =( Joy from Joy of Crafting was a special guest at the Maui store today... doing demos with the big shot... didn't get to meet her because she was really busy with other customers... but bought another sizzix die that i can't wait to play with and found some stuff in the clearance section to try out... oh, and more ribbon... LOL... kids are taking their afternoon nap, so i hope i can sneak into my craft room and play with my new findings! Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, July 17, 2009

i LOVE HK!!!

my in-law's bdays are coming up and i had to create a few cards... the CS i used on this card is from DCWV 12x12 sheets that i cut pieces from... the "smile" is from a rub-on (sorry can't remember which one) and the happy birthday stamp is from clear stamps... the rest of the designs is the actual CS that i embellished with some rhinestones... the card itself is a light orange CS lined with an off-white CS inside... (a lot of the CS is from long time ago... i've just started crafting again and bringing out all my old stock)

i absolutely love the way this one came out... simple yet girly... at first i didn't know how the color combo was going to look together until i actually put it together... and to my satisfaction, it came out all right! i just LOVE HK and had to use it on this card... again the green CS is from DCWV (the butterfly collection).. the card is yellow CS lined with an off-white CS inside... HK is from the Sizzix sizzlit (HK sitting w/bow)... the bubble is a punch i bought a while ago from one of the many Ben Franklin sales and the "happy birthday" is from clear stamps...
i have much more that i still need to take pictures of and post up... everything is still new to me! if you have a chance, let me know what you think! Happy Friday everyone and have an AWESOME weekend

Finally Created a Blog

Ok! I'm a newbie to the blog world... So please be nice... Tell me if i'm doing anything wrong and help me with ideas... I usually browse and post comments, but never actually set up a page to blog my own creations... then I finally set one up but never completed it... so even though i started posting in July, my blog anniversary will be every June, since that is when I first created this account... a lot of the blogs I follow are ones that inspire me to create more... I hope I can inspire some of you with my crafts as well... Thanks for checking my page... will post some creations as soon as I get this thing working!