Sunday, November 30, 2008
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).
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
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).
Thursday, November 27, 2008
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
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 Inspirations...is 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 Studio...is 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
CONGRATULATIONS RISA!!! Please contact me (via email), with your address. Thanks and Aloha!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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
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...
Stamps: Sarah Kay ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (unknown)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Oval Punch, Prima Flowers, Gold Cord, Brad & Pop Dots
I'm happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful & blessed weekend, ALOHA!!!!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (unknown)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Nestibilities, Oval Punches, Puffy Velvet Pen
Ribbon, & Pop Dots
Sentiment: Computer Generated
As always...thank you for visiting today. Be Blessed!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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
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 card...is "Cafe Hanna", sportin' an all glittered dress.
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.
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
Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Little C's )
Paper: DS paper (unknown)
Accessories: Pop Dots, Hodgepodge Hardware/Brads (SU), Gold Cord (SU)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
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
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.
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
1. Toni from Whimsical Thoughts
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. Now...it's your turn to pass on this blessing to those who inspire you. Have a blessed day in the Lord!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Before I go any further...HAPPY VETERANS DAY, to all of our Vets. Give a Vet a hug today and tell him/her "Thank you" for serving our Country.
Now...Today's card features Kiss The Cook Hanna. Which was CASED and inspired by Candice of Rubbah Soul. I liked what I saw and decided to give it a try. Honestly, I am actually pleased with the color selection. For those of you who knows me (and those who will soon come to know me), my favorite colors to work with are earth tones, greens, & purples. But I must say, I'm glad I stepped outside of my little circle of tones and went with this shade. It's kinda hard to tell (I'm sorry) but the spaghetti bowl is 3D, attached by a pop dot and the decorative staple holding the ribbon reads..."Sweet".
Stamps: Kiss the Cook Hanna, Cafe Hanna (Little C's )
Paper: DS paper (TAC)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder "D'vine Swirl", Ribbon, Decorative Staple, Pop Dots
Technique: Paper Pieced
Thank you for visiting and have a Blessed day!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Supplies: Whipper Snapper, Prima Flowers, Dew Drops, Ribbon, DSP (purchased from Little C's Stamps n' Things), Sentiment (computer generated), Circle Punch (SU).
Thank you for visiting. Have a blessed day!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Creating this card, brought me back to when I was a little girl and we use to make our own paper dolls/clothes. Boy, those were the days. Anyhow...it's Rainy Day Hanna (from Little C's ) in which I paper pieced her clothing with DS paper (from TAC). Embossed the back ground using CB embossing Folder: bloom dots and used the flower & circle punch (from SU!). To touch it off, I added a Prima Flower (also from Little C's ) and another mini flower created out of the DS paper.
Again...thank you so much for stopping in. Have a blessed day~
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Supplies: Sarah Kay "Picnic of Daisies", & Prima Flowers (purchased from Little C's Stamps n' Things), Sentiment, Window Punch, Corner Punch, Oval Punch, & DS Paper (SU).
By the way...before I go, I MUST share with you all about my "Hot" date I had last night. OMGosh, it was amazing, it was unbelievable. Well... first of all, it started with a phone call from Jen . Inviting me to Cirque du Soleil - Saltimbanco. Without hesitation, I accepted but of course, checked with my DH first. I was so excited when he said..."Sure, go and enjoy but...be safe". You see, the excitement wasn't only because he was okay with me going. It was more so, because he was willing (without hesitation) to sit in, on my behalf, at our daughter's Girls Scout meeting, so that I can go on my date. Wow...what a Man!
Although it wasn't my DH, I could not have asked for any better date(s) than Jen and our other stamping sister Barb. It was awesome! The cast, the costumes, & the movements. If any of you have ever attended one of their productions, you will know what I'm talking about. We left there in awe. I remember, when I use to be able to tumble around just like them (back in the days...long, long, long ago...like 100lbs. ago...hee,hee). After returning home, I was so inspired and motivated that I considered showing my DH and daughters, some new moves I had learned from watching the cast. But...I quickly changed my mind, when I thought of the serious injury I could cause to myself, if not, them (lol). Oh well...maybe next time.
Thank you CY3 (Jen 's DH) for the tickets, we really enjoyed it! Most importantly, thanks all, for stopping to visit. Have a very blessed day!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Supplies: Sarah Kay "Marguax is Painting", Cuttlebug Embossing: Swiss Dots, Prima Flowers, 3D lacquer/glaze, & Pop Dots (purchased from Little C's Stamps n' Things), Sentiment, Circle Punch, & Slit Punch (SU), DS Paper (TAC).
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Supplies: Sarah Kay "Little Help from Margot", DCWV Paper, and Pop Dots (purchased at.... Little C's). Sentiment (computer generated).
I'm so blessed you stopped by. Have an awesome evening!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By the way...
Happy Election Day!!! (is there such a celebration??? of course there is...). Celebrate being an American, celebrate the "Freedom" we are so blessed to have, celebrate your right to be heard and hope you went to...vote, vote, vote!
On with my newest card..
Created with one of my favorite Sarah Kay images (Precious Moments), this one was kinda fun to work on. I have this thing with Browns, Earth Tones, etc...so this is what I came up with.
Initially I intended to attach the sentiment, using Pop Dots. Instead, I decided to use hinges, adding a little swing to it. That ended up being fun to do. As for the coloring, I don't recall the exact shades used. Please, please forgive me.
Well...thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a blessed evening!
Supplies: Sarah Kay Image, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, & Hinges (all purchased from Jen at Little C's). DP & Sentiment (from SU).
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
My friend, Jen of Pieces of Me, has finally convinced me to create a blog for myself. I am not one to type much, so I hope you will enjoy the creations I post here to share with you. I look forward in making new blogging friends... Jen says blogland is the place to be!
For my 1st post, I have these 3 creations to share:
Products used: All products can be found at Little C's Stamps n' Things: Dew Drops, Queen & Company Plastic Flowers, Whipper Snapper Stamp, Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Products used: Some products can be found at Little C's Stamps n' Things: Dew Drops, Whipper Snapper Stamp, Cuttlebug Folder: Spots n' Dots, Circle Sentiment, DS Paper & Scallop Circle Punch from SU!
Products used: Some products can be found at Little C's Stamps n' Things: Prima Flowers, Whipper Snapper Stamp, DS Paper - The Angel Company, Cuttlebug Folder: Paisleys
Thanks for visiting!