Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hop, Hop, Hop with Sister Stamps! Day #3

It's Day #3 and you're still party hopping with Sister Stamps!!!  Sister Stamps Release #8 bringing you the most CUTE celebration images!!  We are still here, counting down the hours until the BIG ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SISTER STAMPS!!!  Wooooohooooooo!!!  Once again, before i begin my post, i want to shout out a humungous CONGRATS to Jenny and Denise (owners of Sister Stamps) for a huge accomplish WELL done!!!  Congrats Jenny, Denise and Sister Stamps!  One year has flown by so fast because we are absolutely LOVING all the images you have brought forward to the crafting world!  Thank you for bringing us exclusively designed images and we are looking forward to MANY MORE celebrations with you!  can i get another HOORAY?!?!?!

So, i'm curious....  what is your FAVE image so far?  if you say ALL, you're right on track....  hehehehe!  Donna's blog should have made you hop onto mine, but if you've gotten here by chance, i do suggest you head to the beginning of this party hop on the Sister Stamps blog...  be sure you visit each and every blog listed in order so you don't miss out on anything!  there are prizes being given away on the Sister Stamps blog and Debi has some treats to give away on her blog too!  so really, don't hop off this party train!

It's Mariko's time to shine today!!  She is the last of Release #8 that i'm sharing with you...  and i've changed up the type of celebration to show you how versatile these images can be... 
Taddduh!  Thank you Christmas cards...  Mariko is so giving and she is also so grateful...  Mariko is great to spice up a bridal shower creation, or even to welcome a new baby...  Today she is giving thanks!  while going through my sentiment pile of stamps, i came across this sentiment stamp by Dandelion Designs - 'Thank you for the Christmas gift!' and immediately set Mariko aside for some cards....  fitting don't you think?  summoning up scraps from my Christmas stash i put these wonderful postcard type Christmas thank you cards together...  likey? (where's my like button?! Ha!)  these make great thoughts of appreciation for those wonderful gifts you receive...  change up the papers and it can be thank you cards for any holiday or occasion...  i did keep these a little simpler than i normally do...  a big part of the lack is my Christmas stuff is buried under piles and piles of things...  and i mean PILES!  ask Jenny, she'll laugh in agreement...  hehehe!  of course, i can always add to it at the time i'm ready to send these out...

See, even though all 3 images are being released for a huge CELEBRATION, you don't have to think of them as just party images...  they can be used for ANY-thing...

There is one last reason why i saved Mariko and this creation for last (even if a little out of what i'm trying to say)...  A very big THANK YOU to Sister Stamps, Jenny and Denise, for allowing me to be apart of Sister Stamps adventures and for having me be apart of this WONDERFUL and BIG celebration!!!  THANK YOU!!!   May you both continue your passions in sharing and creating and may Sister Stamps have many many many more successful years of celebration!!! Bonsai!

Ok, i had to throw in the Bonsai!  LOL...  Thanks for coming by today and now i'm sending you over to Linda's blog....  hmmm, i wonder what fun you'll have hopping onto her blog today?!

Sister Stamps Release #8 debuts TOMORROW, July 1st!!!  so head to the nearest retailer or online site to get your hands on ALL in this release!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day #2 - Sister Stamps Blog Hop

Hello there!  are you ready for DAY #2 of Sister Stamps Release #8?!?!  hope you saved some room for dessert because there is more SWEET-ness to celebrate!

But first, how did you all like the hop yesterday?  are you inspired to DEFINITELY pick up these sweeties?  remember, this release will be available on Sunday July 1st!  check out the Sister Stamps blog for retailers that carry this FANTABULOUS line and there's more...  Jenny will also be doing some make n takes around the island of Oahu!!  told you this release was B-I-G!!  for a list of dates, times and places, check out the SS blog!

You should have reached here from Donna's blog, but if you hopped herejust because or haven't heard about the hop, then PLEASE get started on the Sister Stamps blog...  there is just tooooo much sweetness happening today to miss out on all the fabulous creations being shared...

Today i'm sharing one of my FAVE images from this release.....  take a look...
Meet Miyoko...  isn't she just SWEET?!  or maybe it's because she's got something sweet in her hands....  oh yah, i'm a sucker for sweets and cupcakes is my weakness!  don't think of these images as just for celebrating parties...  with different color combos you can use these sweeties for any holiday....  basically ANY occasion...  with Miyoko, i went a little treat happy again in party mode...
using my matchbox die from Lifestyle Crafts i made a basic treat holder...  original thought was to stick the image on the box itself...  after much debate i decided to make a band...  a win-win situation if you ask me....  the band keeps the box closed (so you don't lose any treats wrapped inside) and you can reuse the band to bunch up some scrap paper (make it fit, hehe)...  the first photo shows you the band by itself...  the photo above shows it around the box...  these boxes much to surprise are pretty big...  mine aren't filled just yet though...  i think i'm going to save them for a while...  LOL...  anywho, while putting these together i was thinking, these boxes would be perfect for mini (mini) cupcakesmuffins...  sans the frosting...  hehehe! really!  i think you could fit one, maybe 2 inside....  might have to try that!

Thanks for hopping by today...  your next hop is to Linda's blog and again, i'm sure you'll be pleased with what she has to share with you...  if you get lost, head back to Sister Stamps blog and continue your fun there...   ALSO, must must MUST visit previous postings on Sister Stamps blog, because you just might be that lucky prize winner....  AND Debi is giving away some sweetness of her own too!  Don't miss out a chance!

We've got one more day of hopping tomorrow, so i'll she you same time, same place for more Release Day FUN!!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sister Stamps Release #8 - a BIG celebration!

Are you ready for a BRAND new RELEASE from Sister Stamps?!?!?  of course you are!!  because we are literally going to PAAAAAAARTY!!!!

Introducing to you Sister Stamps Release #8!!!!  WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!  but wait, there's a reason why this release is all about celebrating....  Sister Stamps is also celebrating their 1st BIRTHDAY!!!  YES, this release will mark ONE YEAR since the debut of these CUTE asian images (and friends)!  Congrats Jenny and Denise for all your hardwork and for giving us never ending CUTENESS!!  and a huge THANK YOU to Sister Stamps before i begin, for having me be apart of your FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!

Alright, now that that is out of the way and you know why we are celebrating up in here let's get down to some cuteness!  Today is day #1 of  Release #8 Sister Stamps Blog Hop and you should have arrived here from Donna's blog...  if not, PLEASE head back to the beginning of the hop, Sister Stamps blog, and begin your celebrating there.  YOU DON'T want to miss out on anything!!

I'm showing of Takeo today!!  oh he is so CUTE!  wanna pinch his cheeks!!  hehehe....  he reminds me of my son...  sans the balloons and just running with the stick!

This release definitely screamed PARTY to me so i thought it was proper to whip up some party treats!  simply made treat bag toppers!  using the big top note die from SU!, clear party bags, doodlebug surprise party paper, yummy sweets and oval nesties, these cute treats were made...  also re-visted the out of box technique with the standard oval nestie...  something fun to do but i rarely do it...  tell me what do you think of this SWEET boy?! 

Your next stop is Linda's blog and i'm sure she's got something fabulous to share with you! if you get lost along the way you can always hop back to the beginning and pick up where you left off...   and don't forget, there's blog candy on the Sister Stamps blog and Debi is giving away some SWEET treats in celebration too!!  Hurry, keep hoping and join in on the fun (tell your friends about the party too)!!  These fun and cute images will be available on release day, Sunday, July 1st...  Get ready!!!!

Come back tomorrow for another fun day of hopping!  Sayonara!

Monday, June 25, 2012

July Secret Sister Swap

can you feel the heat?   summer is surely in the air...  i hope the summer has been well for you all so far...  not too much sunburn but lots of outdoor fun!  hehehe!

once again THANK YOU to all who continue to swap smiles!!!   the anticipation of finding out who your secret sister is must be fun in itself huh?!

well it's time for July's Secret Sister Sign ups!!  THEME for JULY - PATRIOTIC - RED, WHITE and BLUE!!!   let's pay tribute to our freedom!  you DO NOT have to create along the lines of 4th of July or things associated with the 4th...  as long as your creation has the color scheme, you're good to go!!  because i'll be away on a mini vacay this weekend, you have until July 2nd to sign up and swap info will be sent out by the 5th...

Reflection of my mini rules for this swap (Please take note of the blurbs in red):

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... can't get creative? no problem, you are free to sub in a RAK too!

2. I kindly ask that you please send out your swaps before month's end. Please take into consideration snail mail timing. If you cannot mail your swap before the end of the month, you are given until the 5th day of the following month to do so. This will allow some time for your Secret Sister to receive it. If nothing has been received within 10 days past the end of the month, i will not include you in future sign ups. Please friends, let's play fair.

PREVIOUS PLAYERS, i have your info so all you have to do is comment that you will be participating on this post... here's a list of those who have already signed up:

Karen, Leanne, Gail, Sheila, Theresa, Kathy, Charleen, Miyuki, Linda T., Jayne and Mary B.

Please let me know ASAP if you are unable to participate for any reason. No questions asked, just please let me know. Thanks!!

**To clear up any confusion: your participation is monthly (unless otherwise stated by you) by confirming your participation through email or comment on the sign up posts. if i do not hear from you by the sign up deadline, it is assumed you will not be participating for the month. if it is easier for you to sign up a month ahead or for a few months, etc. let me know too.

NEW PLAYERS, please email me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com to sign up for April with the subject SSS or Secret Sister Swap and the following info: Name, Address, Blog URL (if you have one) and Best Email to contact you... i will send you a confirmation email that i have received your info...

you don't have to wait for me to email you your swap info, get those creative minds going and start creating!!  remember, anything you create will put a smile on someone's face!!