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~