Monday, December 29, 2008

Blog Awards...

Sharing with you a few more blessings "Heartful Stamping" has received. I am so overdue with posting these and so sorry to the wonderful sisters who were so thoughtful in selecting us. Please, please forgive me.

Now...this "I Love Your Blog" award was issued by a very sweet and talented sister. Whom I've had the honor to meet (in person) during this Christmas holiday. No time could have been any better. Thank you Michelle of
Mushi's Creative Inspirations , for your thoughtfulness and sisterhood. I appreciate you!Next...this "Your Blog is Fabulous" award is so chic. Don't you think!?! It was presented by another gifted sister, who just celebrated her (29) years Wedding Anniversary and...the birth of her precious little Great Niece. Please pop on over and congratulate Poppy of Poppy's Place. It'll be a blessing to her. Because the rules are similar (with the exception of #4, for "Fabulous" award only), I have decided to present "Both" awards as a pair.

The rules are as follows:
1). Link back to the one who presented this award to you.
2). Pass it on to (5) other blogs and link to them as well.
3). Inform the recipients
4). List (5) things you are addicted to.

Let's start with my addictions (Oh Gosh...confession time! A time to be honest. Hee,hee)...
1). Las Vegas trips
2). Shopping (for my girls)
3). "Coach" bags (all kinds)
4). Blogging
5). Stamping & Stamping supplies

Five recipients are:
1). Liz of
Hyz2praze (this is my little sis. She's a new blogger with a "Family" blog. Please welcome her and show her some love).
2). Margie of Oh Bumble is Me...
3). Diane of ddnjoys2stamp
4). Julie of Julie's Crafty Corner
5). Tracey of Tray's Spot

Thank you ladies for blessing me with your sisterhood and friendship. Happy Holidays and many warm blessings for the New Year, in Jesus!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another Yummy RAK...

Wow wee...lookie what I received over the weekend. To my surprise, it's another yummy RAK from Risa of Life's Simple Pleasures. This little holiday goodie bag is filled with one of my favorite candies (York Peppermint Patties). Now how did she know that!?! Hmmmm...I wonder!?! Also included was a sweet holiday greeting card. Oh the snowman image is the cutest. Thanks Risa for your thoughtfulness!!! I feel so blessed.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

RAKs, RAKs, RAKs, & More RAKs

Before I begin, my apologies for the delay in posting these. As usual, I got caught up in the holiday blitz. But...I'm back and back to share some of my holiday blessings with you. many wonderful RAKs were distributed at the Little C's Christmas party. All created by some real talented sisters.

This first RAK is what I had created for all the sisters, who attended. These heels, filled with chocolates, were created using the "Coluzzle" template by Provo Craft. But after a few, I then decided to do the rest by free hand. Which I found to be easier once I got the hang of it. The idea of decorating them came from SCS. a beautiful handcrafted pair of earrings packaged in a match book style card, by Denise of Denise Loves Stamps. OMGosh... my first ever, handcrafted pair of earrings.
Next...this gorgeous personalized address book was created just for me, by Jen of Pieces of Me. Love the DS paper and colors.
Next...this one is soooooo adorable. It's Wini's version of a mini "Post It" notebook. Using a 3x3 post it pad, within. This was so detailed, down to the wire. Sorry our Wini has no blog for us to stalk. this little itty bitty clipboard version, holding a notepad. Soooooo cute with the Hello Kitty theme. This RAK also came with a yummy bag of Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies, which is now history (lol). Created by our sister from the neighbor island, Enjoli of Stamping Under the Sun
Next...this RAK-a-teer sister, Michelle of Mushi's Creative Inspirations didn't have just ONE, but...TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAKs for us. This cute little mini tote filled with some goodies included a little handcrafted Hello Kitty pin.
and...this adorable Snowman Soup in a tin. The only thing I have left of these two RAKs are the tote, the tin, and the cocoa. Where'd everything else disappeared to??? three little mice snatched it up, once photos were taken (lol).
Next...this cute notepad holder includes an 3x3 post it pad, a shaker box attached, and a very cute altered pen, displaying a teddy bear charm. Created by Myra of 808KKreations
Next...I love the snowflakes on this RAK. This was created by Jodi of Hawaiian Angels. Hmmm...the candies somehow disappeared from this one too (hee,hee).
And finally...the Secret Santa gift, I WON!!!! A set of (6) beautifully created cards by Teri of Big Ideas From a Little Girl.
I hope you all enjoyed the creativity within these special RAKs, as I have. Thank you to all these wonderful gifted sisters, for the blessings.

Again...Happy Holidays, be safe, and God Bless you always!!! Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with your visit. I am truly humbled!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

Happy Birthday to "You"
Happy Birthday to "You"
Happy Birthday dear "Jesus"
Happy Birthday to "You"...

Merry Christmas all, from our family to yours! Have a very blessed day in the Lord and remember...Jesus Loves You!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Tuesday all! Wow a week has flown by sooooooooooooooo quickly, since I've last posted. Where did it all go!?! It's been real crazy busy over the last few weeks but, I guess it's been like that for a lot of you, as well huh!?!

This past Sunday, Jen of Little C's, hosted a Christmas celebration. Although it was filled with laughter, lots of yummy food, and games...I would have to say, the highlight of it all (for me, that is...), was the great fellowship. Meeting some of our local blogging and blog reading sisters, was great. So much gifted talented ladies under one roof, wow!

Anyhow, all of us attending ladies, were asked to bring a handcrafted secret santa gift. This is what I came up with. This Holiday Gift Jar was cased from Alison of Stamp Crazy! I loved her idea and found it to be very easy and a practical gift to bless someone with. It's a jar filled with "Yorks Peppermint Patties".

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Please stay tuned for my next posting. It will consist of some awesome RAKs we received at this holiday event. Till then...thank you for blessing me with your visit and as always, be safe and God Bless you!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Happy Monday everyone. Oh boy, was this weekend ever so busy. was a great one. It poured (almost) all weekend and I loved it! Yep, believe it or not, the lightening & the thunder was kinda exciting here in Hawaii (at least for me & my household).

Not to mention, to top it all off, lookie what I received in the mail over the wonderful wet weekend. OMGosh, I had a great big smile on my face, from ear to ear (lol). Many, many, many thanks to Enjoli of Stamping Under the Sun. I love it all...the pretty ribbon, my new rubber stamp, Big Island Cookies (are like the bestest cookies), and the beautiful special card. I was in awe. Thank you again, Enjoli.
And...another beautiful card received over this weekend, that added to my great big smile was from another blogging sister. Thank you, thank you, thank you Angie of My Boat. I love this card. I love the little silver "Star" charm. It made this card, even more special.
These two ladies are such sweeties and I appreciate their thoughtfulness and generosity. Please pop on over, check out their talent, and show them some blogging love.

Thank you to all of you, for stopping by and visiting. I appreciate you, as well. Aloha and God Bless~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Holidays...Tag Card is so pouring rain, here in Hawaii. I can't tell you how beautiful it is from our home. We live up in the hills and the clouds are sitting low. It's not our typical tropical rain, it's....POURING rain and the chill is in the air. How perfect for the holidays.'s only for a few days then the sun will be out again. So, my family and I are enjoying every moment of it. We love the rain (as you can probably tell, by now). I know, I know...most of you live in areas where it's the winter season, you have beautiful snow (until it's brown, mushy, & time to shovel), nice chilly weather (until your fireplace or heater decides not to work), and little running noses (until YOU have to be the one to stay up allllllllllllllllllll night, tending to the colds and fevers). But what better time to CRAFT right!?! For me, this weather puts me in the mood to clean. I love to clean but, I'm so tempted to craft allllllllllllllllllll day, hmmmmmmm...What shall I do!?! I know...I will CLEAN my CRAFT room! That should take me allllllllllllllllllll day (lol). So off I go...but before I do, let me share this next card with you.

This actually began, on a day I was planning on making gift tags. Instead, I switched gears, right in the middle, and decided to turn my tags into cards. Here's the first.

I embossed the background with CB Embossing Folder, added a strip of DS Paper from Three Bugs in a Rug (CaBoodle Kit), embossed the outline of the reindeer image (TAC) using black versa craft and clear embossing powder, and colored it in with SU Markers. The snowflakes were created by cricut's "Accent Essentials" cartridge and covered with Pearly Fine glitter. I think however...I will remove the silver cord. After all, it's no longer a tag (lol).

Below are just a few of the other tags that were converted into cards. Sorry I don't have a closer shot but, the same process was used for each tag.

Technique: Die Cutting (Cricut cartridge & Sizzix), Embossing, Stamping, Coloring
Images: Rudolph, Stocking, Gingerbread Man, & Bell (TAC)
Paper: Stock Paper (SU), Three Bugs in a Rug DS Paper (Little C's)
Supplies: CB Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Versa Craft, Embossing Powder, Glitter
Ink: SU Markers

Thank you for visiting today. Have a very blessed day, Aloha!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another Blogger in the Family...

Since being introduced into blogland (about five weeks ago) by my BFF and sister Jen, I've met so many wonderful gifted sisters and gained some great friendships. I feel so blessed and it's been such a fun journey with so much sharing, encouragement, support, and love. This journey has not been mine alone however, believe it or not, my family has been right there with me, enjoying each and every one of your sharing. For this I thank you. With this being said, my DH, you know...the principal of our homeschool, you know...the Girls Scout Dad (lol)...has jumped on board into blogland (YIKES!!! two of us One of his many gifts is photography and leisurely works as a stock photographer, selling his images through several stock agencies. So please pop on over and welcome Jesse at 100 Hawaii Icons. For more of his work, visit his website (link can be found at his blog). He will be soooooooooooooo blessed (and thrilled, hee-hee).

As we say in Hawaii...Mahalo Nui Loa!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mr. Snowman...Treat Box

Happy Monday everyone. This will be a real quickie, so that I can share this next project with you. Before I do, I just want to say thanks to all of you who were so sweet with your comments on "Rudolph". The girls loved it (and so did the boys. There were a few Boys Scouts at our event last night. Brothers of some of the girls in our troop). I tell you...I'm beginning to feel (and act) as though I'm living my childhood through my girls, of being a Girls Scout. I recall as a youngster, being in Girls Scout but it was really brief. I didn't go as far as my girls. But, like they say...once a Girls Scout, always a Girls Scout. Just like homeschooling, Girls Scouting is another "Family" thing, in our home. My DH is the pricipal of our homeschool, he is also a registered Girls Scout, right along with us. How cool is that, my girls thought. Next year our smallest one becomes a Girls Scout as well. We are all looking forward to that. She is so encouraged by her two big sisters and awaiting to follow along in their footsteps. It is sooooooooo fun. Okay, okay...on with the project we created for our middle daughter and her Girls Scout troop.

Meet Mr Snowman...I got this idea from Teri's beautiful Mr. Snowman, oh how I love snowmen...

Although I loved how she embellished hers, I had to take mine to a different level. You see, the recipients of these will be from ages 4-7, so....we all kinda know what will happen to Mr. Snowman, once the goodies are eaten up...yep...not that he'll melt away but...he will most likely be thrown away (eventually). So that is why I decided to try and keep it basic and yet cute. I so much wanted to emboss his hat, add some stickles, dew drops and maybe even a ribbon, but...those ideas slowly went to rest once I remembered the age level that'll be receiving these.

Just as Rudolph, Mr Snowman and everything about him was created by my Cricut. "Accent Essentials", "Plantin SchoolBook" and "Tags, Bags, Boxes & More" were all the cartridges used.

The little treats my daughter wanted to fill Mr. Snowman with, were treats we found at Paper Pleasing Ideas. These treats are great with Hot Chocolate however, based on experience, children will not wait for the Hot Chocolate, at least not in our home (lol). We made samples to test for ourselves and it was fairly simple and real yummy. Although the recipe calls for toothpicks (for dipping), I would not recommend that for 4 year olds. Just a safety precaution.

Because we wanted to display the treat within, we decided to create a "window" box. The treats can now be viewed from the back side.

Oops...I truly intended to keep it quick and short. Thanks for your patience and most of all, thanks for stopping in and being such a blessing. Hope you enjoyed your visit God Bless~

Technique: Cricut cartridges "Accent Essentials", "Plantin SchoolBook", and "Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More"
Paper: Stock Paper (SU)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rudolph the Red Nose...Treat Box

My, my, my...where has time gone!?! Sorry I've been MIA over the last days. We have some busy weekends coming up, for Girls Scout, and I had to get some projects done for them. It's all good.

Our first project was created for my oldest daughter's troop. She decided to make some holiday treats for her Girls Scout sisters and needed "Mom" to create some kind of packaging for these treats. So this is what we came up with. It's perfect and suits her needs.

I decided to use the popular "Frankie" idea from Jen of Pieces of Me. Of course, we had to modify Frankie slightly (okay...a lot) to make him look like Rudolph. But at the end...we were very pleased with the outcome.

For this project, I totally used my Cricut. Accent Essentials and Plantin SchoolBook is what was used to create everything on Rudolph (other then SU ink pad & Pop Dots).
The treats my daughter decided to make were, Chocolate Marsh Pretzel Rods. Due to the length of the pretzel rods, we needed the box to be slightly tall, to prevent the rods from falling out. So...we found it, the perfect box. Cricut's "Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More" cartridge (can be purchased from Little C's...) is what was used to create the box we needed. Here's a side view glimpse of the box's height.

Once the Rudolphs were complete, we then placed the treats in a cellophane bag, tied a ribbon, and placed it in our new Rudolph treat box.

Technique: Cricut cartridges "Accent Essentials", "Plantin SchoolBook", and "Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More"
Paper: Stock Paper (unknown)
Supplies: Pop Dots
Ink: SU Markers

I appreciate you stopping by to visit. Please enjoy and God Bless~

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Glory To God...

Good morning all, hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday. Just thought I'd do a quick post, just to share this newest card.

For some reason, I love snowman images. I think they are the cutest and probably the easiest to work with. You don't have to toss back and forth on what shade of color you will use on them, just leave them all white (lol).
Card Details:
Image: TAC Stamp
Paper: DS Paper (TAC), Stock Paper (SU)
Accessories: Gold Metallic Fringe, Clear Embossing Powder, Dew Drops & Pop Dots
Ink: SU Markers, SU Ink Pads, Versa Craft (black)
Sentiment: TAC Stamp

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. Aloha!~

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jesus is the reason...

Okay, okay, okay...I'm sorry, I played hooky yesterday. My intentions were to post my new cards however, my girls and I got caught up with cleaning and prepping our home for our Christmas tree and our holiday decor. The finishing touch is ALWAYS our family's nativity set. Which I thought was such a perfect setting for my cards.

First of all, I am so very proud of ME, hee-hee (I say this humbly). This is my very, very first ever, in my three years of stamping, ever, ever...creating anything in multiples. Never have I ever created ANYTHING and duplicated it. This is really, really my first time. Do you believe me, by now (lol)!?! I'm sure there's many of you that are the same way. Honestly, I've just never had the patience to duplicate the process and always just wanted to rush on to the next project. Until... I came across a stamping sister's blog, and was so inspired. Most, if not all, of her cards are done by sets. Such beautifully created cards, I tell you. I just had to give it a try. So thank you to Cheryl of God and I on The Railroadtracks for being such an inspiration and a sweetie.

Well what can I say...there are many reasons why I love the Christmas holiday, but first and far most is because of what it truly stands for...the birth of our Lord and Savior...JESUS. Which is why, I decided to select this next image. It fits so perfectly.
Pop Dots were used behind the little drummer boy's and each one of the animal's heads. Puffy Velvet was also used for the wool of the lamb (sorry photo is not clear).'s my first set ever created (I guess you probably got that by now, huh!?! lol). This set actually consists of (4) cards but I didn't have space to display all four. Just in case you're wondering...the photos were taken in front of our nativity set so, the little hand above the top card belongs to Joseph. It's not mine (hee, hee). When I looked at the completed card I then tossed back and forth, whether I should use more embellishments at the lower right corner but, quickly decided NOPE! Why??? Because...over embellishing will take from the image and the message behind that image.

Card Details:
Image: High Hopes "My Best for Him..." ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (3 Bugs in a Rug-Little C's ), Stock Paper (SU)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Fiber Yarn, Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Puffy Velvet & Pop Dots
Ink: SU Markers, SU Ink Pads, Versa Craft (black)
Sentiment: TAC Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with your visit. God Bless~

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone and...Gobble, Gobble!!!

No posting today. Off to have a beautiful day with my family....and...the turkey...and... lots of pumpkin pies...yum, yum, yum.

Above all, may you have a wonderful day in Jesus. Have a "Thankful" heart for not what you have, only for today, but for eternity. Always keep close to your heart, what was done on the Cross. Pray for our men and women of our armed forces who aren't home with their families, on this day, because they are off fighting, to keep our country safe. Praise God for all the volunteers that are out at this very moment, serving and spending their Thanksgiving with the homeless. Most importantly pray for your husband and children (or if a single parent...for you and your children), because "Home" is where it all begins.

I appreciate all of you. The blessing that you are to me, is unmeasurable. Your talent, your friendship & sisterhood, and...your love. Thank you, thank you, thank you and Jesus loves YOU!

See you all tomorrow, with my first Christmas cards. Yep, I know...I'm behind (I think). I won't be out shopping. Instead, I chose to create. YAHOO!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not One but...Twooooooo Awards. Oh My...

Yep, you're reading correctly. Not one but two awards have been awarded to Heartful Stamping. Wow, wow, wow...what can I say except that I again, am so honored. Thanks so much to my new friend and sister in Blogland, Shirley over at Card Art, Etc. for this great blessing. She has such a special gift in creating and it's very evident in her cards. A very elegant touch. "Mahalo Nui Loa" (as we would say in Hawaii) Shirley.

Now, one of the great things about receiving BOTH awards from Shirley is that BOTH are for 8 people and all of the same rules below apply. Just as given to me, I in turn will award several (although there are many) sisters who have been an inspiration to me, BOTH AWARDS.

This first award is in Portuguese (how cool!!!). Please see below for translation.
This second one well, it explains itself. How beautiful it is.The rules are:
1). Display the award on your site.
2). Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3). Give the award to 8 more people.
4). Notify them of receiving the award.
5). Advise them to pick it up at your site.

Following is the translation of the Portuguese words and the rules for the award:
"This blog award invests and believes in proximity -(creating friendships)!" [meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]. These are the other words to be included with the award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these bloggers!

Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who must choose 8 more and include this written text into the body of their award.

"Award" recipients and sisters that inspires me are: (again, there are many, many, many)
1). Jen from Pieces of Me & Little C's... Of course I couldn't leave Jen out, she has always been there to encourage, inspire, and take those (many) baby steps with me. She still continues to build me up, always showing and displaying the many possibilities. You want a good laugh!?! check out her blog. Better yet, check out her many blogs (lol). She is one of many gifted sisters.

2). Teri from Big Ideas From A Little Girl... Who has also been there (as mentioned before) since my infant stages of stamping. Her creativity and the elegance of her creations, inspires me and many others, daily. She's always giving of herself and her talents. Attend her workshops and you'll see...and don't forget to introduce yourself to Wini. Teri's other half, next to her DH, of course (lol).

3). Joy from A place to be me... If you're looking for great project ideas, encouragement, or just some true inspiration, check out Joy. In my eyes, this sister takes on challenges in creating and makes it look so simple. Her projects OMGosh, are stunning. She has a very special friend, that we all NEED to get to know (lol), which is why she is my next recipient.

4). Enjoli from Stamping Under the Sun...Talk about cute bags...I've been so blessed by Enjoli's creations posted on Joy's blog. Which then, directed me back to hers. She has some very nice and cute stuff. Go on over and check her out. Try and make friends with her because...she sends out some cool RAK's, ask Joy (hee,hee). We all NEED to make Enjoli our "Friend" (lol).

5). Marie from Aloha and Mabuhay!... Oh my, if there is anyone, who's work will inspire me and my love for embellishing, Marie's cards will do it. She puts those embellishments to work. Pop on over to visit her and you will see for yourself.

6). Maria from Stampin Inspirations by Maria & Card Inspired by Maria... Maria probably has tons of these Awards lying around somewhere. Because her work is BEAUTIFUL! Very, very BEAUTIFUL! Before I had my own blog, I would "Stalk" her from Jen's blog. Now, that I have my own, I now "Stalk" her from mine (hee, hee).

7). Michelle from Mushi's Creative another talented sister with projects. I was so blessed to have had her pop in and introduce herself. When I think of the Portuguese Award, Michelle was right in there.

8). Jean from Stamping Spot another sister with such beauty in her cards and scrapbook pages. I admire her work. Check out her blog and you will see why.

Each one of these ladies have something very special. Not only in their creations but most importantly (whether they are from Hawaii or Hawaii at heart), exemplifying the Aloha spirit. It's evident that they deserve to be acknowledged for their gift of creativity. But above all, when it comes to the "Portuguese Award", building friendships, is second nature for these ladies. So please pop in to visit and show them some love. It will come right back to you! Till then...

A L O O O O O O O O O O H A!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

and the winner is...MALIETA (RISA) of... "LIFE'S SIMPLE PLEASURES"

Thank you everyone for playing along. Once again, you were ALL very much appreciated. Hope to see you the next time around, if not, sooner. God Bless!

CONGRATULATIONS RISA!!! Please contact me (via email), with your address. Thanks and Aloha!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Thank you to everyone who jumped in and participated in my very first Blog Candy give away. The special winner will be announced tomorrow, so be sure to check back. ALL of you are very much appreciated and I would LOVE for all of you to be selected but...there is only one winner. So with that being said, I wish you all the BEST!

Be sure to become a "FOLLOWER" of my blog and stay tuned. We are more than half way to our 5000 hits. Meaning...soon will be candy time again. Because we want to show our appreciation to you, our loyal "FOLLOWERS", the next game will be for you and you alone. So, if anyone would like to jump in, be sure to "FOLLOW" and take this journey with us. Till then, Aloha and God Bless!

Friday, November 21, 2008


It's A L O H A Friday everyone and the weekend has just begun, at least in our home. Because we homeschool, the Principal (my DH) and I, decided to give our girls the day off from school today. It's been a really busy week for them (educationally), and they have been in such good spirits throughout, that we wanted to reward them. So...they are off meaning, I am off...YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!! Okay enough, now let's get on with business (l0l).

Today's featured card is another "Blast from the Past". Again, some of you may remember (a little while back), this card too, was shared through Little C's Gallery. So, I thought I'd bless those that have not yet seen it. For those of you that have, I bless you, all over again.

I just loved working with these colors. I think they work so well with the Sarah Kay images. This SK image is Margaux Is Painting.

Close up view...
Card Details:
Stamps: Sarah Kay ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (unknown)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Oval Punch, Prima Flowers, Gold Cord, Brad & Pop Dots
Ink: SU
Sentiment: SU

I'm happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful & blessed weekend, ALOHA!!!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cricut Class- 4 Christmas Tags & 1 Gift Card Holder...'s Thursday, only one more working day till the weekend. Saturday we have two parties to attend, one after the other and Sunday of course, is church. Right after that, is fun, fun, fun.

Jen of Pieces of Me, will be having a Cricut Class coming up on Friday (11/22) and Sunday (11/23). If there is anyone in the State of Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu that is interested in attending her class in person, here is the info:

When: Friday, November 21st, 2008
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Jen's Home -or-

for those that work on the weekdays, this may be the class for you...

When: Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Jen's Home

For complete details, please pop in over to her blog. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OWN A CRICUT MACHINE, to take advantage of this opportunity. Plus, we'll all get to fellowship together...Island Style. Hope to see you all there!

Oops...I almost forgot to mention, she will also have kits available for those that live everywhere else. Cost is $15, Free Shipping anywhere in the US and Canada.


Here we have an Angel Mama, from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I recently posted this same image, in a different layout, different color combo. But...I think I like this one better, hmmmmmmm!?! I dunno, what do you think??? Okay, well as you can tell, I used CB Embossing Folder for the background. I just love those folders. They just add a different look to whatever you create. In my opinion, it brings it to a whole different level. DS Paper, hmmm...sorry, I don't recall where it was, I purchased it from. Again, I played with my Puffy Velvet pen to add a little dimension to the bubbles and also used a Pop Dot behind her head, so it protrudes out. I used my oval Nestibilities and my Oval Punches. The sentiment was computer generated, reading..."Cherish All Your Happy Moments" (sorry it's not too clear). Added some ribbon and...Tah Dah!!!

Here's a little (or shall I say...,huge, lol) up close shot of the bubbles. I forgot to mention, SU Markers were used for the coloring.

Card Details:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (unknown)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Oval Punches, Puffy Velvet Pen
Ribbon, & Pop Dots
Ink: SU
Sentiment: Computer Generated

As always...thank you for visiting today. Be Blessed!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spring Time Hanna...Near Christmas Time, Huh!?!

Oh, Oh...OMGosh, silly ol' me. Only now, this very moment, I realized that I did not place a sentiment on this card. Although there are many, that I intentionally leave blank, this was not one of them. Do you believe, I didn't even take notice, while hubby was taking the photo. Hmmmm...I must be going through mentalpause (hee,hee...only kidding).

At first when creating this card, I had no clue as to what I was trying to achieve. All I know, is that I wanted to play with my Spring Time Hanna stamp set (and yes I know, I know...we are nearing Christmas but...), along with my almost new Fluffy Ewenice from High Hopes. (Both images were purchased from Little C's).

Let's see, first the sky and the grassy hills were created by dabbing, with a sponge. I then, paper pieced Hanna's skirt and...

used Puffy Velvet to create the fluff for Ewenice's wool. I also used (as you can see), CB Embossing Folder for the background, (TAC) DS Paper and Ribbons. All Inks and Markers are from SU.

I am actually pleased on how this card turned out (except for the missing sentiment-lol). Hope you enjoy it, as well.

Thank you for stopping by...have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thinking of You...

Aloha Everyone! Happy Tuesday! Here's a card I thought I'd share with you. It happens to be one of my favorites, which I had created a little while ago for the Little C's Gallery . Some of you may be familiar with it and may have even shared your kind comments on it. that Heartful Stamping is in existence, gives me a good enough reason to showcase it for the rest of you.

I love my Hanna Stamps . Yep... EVERYONE of them. If only there were more hours in the day, I would put those Hanna's to some serious work...burn rubber and... create, create, create (like I'm sure all of you, probably would, right!?! Don't be shy...). On this "Cafe Hanna", sportin' an all glittered dress.

Along with her dress, she also sports an all glittered head band with an orange gem stone attached to it.

Glitter was also used to decorate the brad, holding the prima flowers. As well as, on the matting for the sentiment.

Card Details:
Stamps: "Cafe Hanna" (Little C's)
Paper: SU Cardstock
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Martha Stuart (ultra fine) Glitter, Brad, Gem Stone, Pop Dots.
Sentiment: SU
Ink: SU Markers

I look forward to sharing the rest of my creations, previously made, with you. For a quick peek, hop on over to "My Card Gallery" slide show and enjoy. Thank you and have a beautiful day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Okay, okay, okay...I Care...

Just because I care...I have to be truthful and tell you that I did not create this card, all by myself. I had a lot of help from none other but... Jen of Pieces of Me. She really deserves the credit. I just assisted by selecting the DS paper and attaching the sentiment with pop dots and a gold cord. My part was sooooooooo easy. A piece of cake, wouldn't you say!?! Thanks Jen!!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Little C's )
Ink: Copics
Paper: DS paper (unknown)
Accessories: Pop Dots, Hodgepodge Hardware/Brads (SU), Gold Cord (SU)
Sentiment: SU

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Yep, it’s finally here. Please celebrate with us, as we cheer on our 1000+ hits. Wow, it all happened within our first week of entering blogland and…it could not have happened without our faithful visitors. So to you, I thank you.

This giveaway is open worldwide, so everyone is welcome to join in. Because it’s a celebration, this Blog Candy posting will remain above any/all new daily postings until the deadline of this giveaway (to read any/all new daily postings, please continue scrolling downward). Entries will be accepted up until Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 5:00pm (Hawaii time). Winner will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Here’s what I have for the special winner:

~6 pc.- Unmounted Wooden Stamp set (SU Polka Dots & Paisley)
~36 sheets (1 pad) of 8 x 8 DS paper (TAC)
~20 sheets of 8.5 x 5.5 Colored Stock paper (scored & color varies)
~10 sheets of 8.5 x 5.5 White Stock paper (scored)
~10 sheets of 5.5 x 4.25 Colored Stock paper
~10 sheets of 5.5 x 4.25 Colored Embossed Stock paper (CB Embossed)
~5 sheets of 5.5 x 4.25 White Stock paper
~5 sheets of 5.5 x 4.25 White Embossed Stock paper (CB Embossed)
~12 yards of ribbon (6 different styles/colors, 2 yards each)
~16 yards of Fizz Yarn (4 different styles/colors, 4 yards each)
~3 large Flowers
~6 medium Flowers
~56 small Flowers
~8 small containers of Beads (3 grams ea./color varies, by Making Memories)
~8 Charmed Phrases (Making Memories)
~6/4” Round Coasters (TAC)
All you have to do to enter is, please…

1). Sign my “Guestbook” with a message to include your name, city, state/country and the phrase… “Candy, candy, candy”. and…

2). Leave a comment at THIS post (including your email address, so that I can contact you). and…

3). Link my Candy to your blog (if you have one).

That’s it for now. Thanks again to all of you, for taking this journey with me. For blessing me with such kind comments and inspiring me, over these last two weeks. I appreciate you! As always…thanks for stopping by and God Bless!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Everything Is Meaningful...

Happy Friday everyone (in Hawaii we say...It's Aloha Friday!!!). Wow, how the week just flies by. Yesterday, was such a busy day in our household, it took a lot (like my 4 year old), to keep me away from my laptop. Before I knew it, my husband was home from work and the day was almost near an end. Wow, where did my day go??? Boo hoo posting.

Well, I decided to post this card today because I was in an orange mood. This is another image from Whipper Snapper Stamps, that I fell in love with. I just had to put it to use. It was a fairly easy card to work on and I love embellishing. So here is the finished product.

Card Details:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Little C's )
Paper: DS paper (TAC)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Pop Dots
Sentiment: Computer generated

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Much Mahalo

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wow Wee...Kreativ Blogger Award!

OMGosh, I am soooo thrilled!!! My first "Award" in blogland. I am so honored, excited, humbled, blessed, and on, and on, and on. Thank you TERI for blessing me. Not only am I honored to receive this Award but, above all, it was passed on by someone who's inspired me, from my infant stages of stamping. Thank you again for such an Honor.

Now what do I do!?! hmmmm.......Oh yeah, that's right, I now have to pass it on. So here we go...

Here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Award Recipients:

1. Toni from Whimsical Thoughts
2. Lisa from Blessed a Latte'
3. Kim from Paper Pusher
5. Nancy from Inkcicles

I pass on to you this great honor, that I have received. You have inspired me, not only by your "Gift" in creating but above all...your love for the Lord. Thank you so much.'s your turn to pass on this blessing to those who inspire you. Have a blessed day in the Lord!