Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentines Treat Box...

Need a great idea to hold those Valentine goodies? Pop on over to visit Holly from Toy's Haven . She does some amazing work. I cased these holders from her and must I say...It was fairly simple to assemble. As for the face of each box, well...I decided to be creative with all my scraps and put a few different ones together. These are what I came up with...(very little stamping done)

Here's my little goodie I have hidden within...Sweethearts... I initially intended to make these for our girls and their friends, but now that I have a few made up, hummmmmm...I think I will give these away to some of MY friends =)

As always...thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you. Till then, be blessed!

hugs in Jesus~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tis' The Season To Be Stampin'...

Aloha everyone! Monday was the debut of our "Christmas Stampin' All Year Long" blog group. A blog to help motivate you to get an early (really, really early-lol) head start on this year's Christmas cards. Maria put out a blog call last week and of course I jumped at the opportunity and signed up. Each week a challenge will be posted and we would love for you to play along by creating your card, based on the challenge. To inspire you more, samples created by our blog members will follow each challenge.

For more info. on how you can play or to check out the newest challenge please pop on over to "Christmas Stampin' All Year Long".

Here's my take on Maria's challenge...
Looking forward to your great creations. Till safe and many, many blessings to you. Aloha and God Bless~

hugs in Jesus~

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A "RAK" Blessing to Share...

OMGosh...I can't even begin to express how blessed (and excited) we were upon receiving this special RAK. It wasn't only for me but, for our three girls as well. WOW!!! The envelope consisted of (2) pairs of beautifully handcrafted earrings (for me-lol) and (4) beautifully handcrafted bracelets (for my girls and I). We were all so thrilled upon receiving this in the mail but...when a second envelope arrived shortly after...oh my, I thought I wouldn't hear the end of it. Our girls were all excited. It was allllllll for them. Thank you to a very sweet and over generous stamping sister, Denise of Denise Loves Stamps. She is so full of surprises. Not only does she paper craft and stamp but...homemade jewelry!?! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Hmmm...what else is she hiding up those sleeves of hers (lol)??? Stop by and check out her work. While there, give her a big blog hug.

Let me share with you the set I was blessed with. My first set of Homemade jewelry, ever =) I just love the quality and the bright cheerful colors...

These (3) sets of earrings and bracelets are for our girls. Different patterns and colors. Just beautiful...

Sportin' their new bracelets...

Showing off her new set, is our second daughter...

Sharing with us, another creative way to wear her (and one of her sister's) new earrings, is our first daughter...

The MOST CREATIVE way to wearing earrings is, on a non pierced ear, hanging from the top of your ear. Just like our youngest daughter has displayed for us...where'd she get this idea, I don't know but it was sure hilarious , especially coming from a four year old.

Thank you for stopping by and letting us share this blessing with you. Once again, be sure to pop in over and give Denise a big blog hug. Have a wonderful evening, what's left of it (lol). As blessed.

hugs in Jesus~

Saturday, January 24, 2009

SUINKWWC #24- Inspiration Challenge...

This next challenge I jumped in on was an Inspiration challenge from SUInk & More. Again I am a little late on this one. Praise God, this time, it's only by days (lol). I love these colors, so finding the right shades was not a problem.

I also love polka dots. As soon as I seen this photo with the green dots on the white sheet and the colorful ones on Mr. Bear, it caught me eye. Using SUInk's "Will You Be My Valentine" set, I then created this card. I paper pieced the little girl's dress but, I wonder how it ended up with only ONE polka dot!?! Hmmmm...(lol).

Card Details:
Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (SUInk)
Paper: Stock Paper (unknown), DS paper (DCWV)
Ink: SU Markers, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: Ribbon, Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Embossing Powder, Hodgepodge Hardware

As always, I appreciate your visit. Have a very blessed day in the Lord.

hugs in Jesus~

Friday, January 23, 2009

SUINKWWC #23- Happy Valentines Treat

Aloha Friday everyone! The day is almost over, here in Hawaii. Before it ends, I just wanted to share a sweet post with you all. This is something I had created for SUInk & More WHACHADOIN' WEDNESDAY challenge, which we were to create a Valentine Treat Holder. Although I am about one week late for this challenge, I still wanted to play along. So here it is. This idea I totally CASED from Holly McMillen @ Toy's Haven. You must check out her site. Her work is fabulous. Sorry for the bright glare on the note card.

I created this matching 3x3 note card, a perfect fit for my treat holder. The black, gold, and vanilla card stock are from various companies. As for the DS paper, I selected this design for the special recipient I had in mind. The softness of this print, with the glittery effect, was just perfect for this special someone. This DS paper used was from one of the premium pads of DCWV. I then added a piece of fancy edged lace & pink satin ribbon. The itty bitty dew drop, prima flower and the All Natural Accents were all purchased from LittleC's Stamps n' Things. The stamped heart and sentiment are part of my Valentine set "Will You Be My Valentine" by SUInk & More.

For this treat box, instead of using your traditional Valentine treats, I chose to use a more familiar and elegant looking one. Not to mention, in my opinion, one of the yummiest. As for the measurements of the box and acetate top, I guessed and guessed and guessed. It's really just your basic box template with a slight difference in size between the base and top. Using the same DS paper as the box, I created a divider strip between the candies, also done by guessing. With all the guessing that went on in creating this, I believe I've now got it down...I GUESS!?!Card Details:
Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (SUInk)
Paper: Stock Paper (various), DS paper (DCWV)
Ink: SU Markers, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: Ribbon, Gold Cord, Prima Flowers, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dew Drop, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit and see you real soon. Till then be blessed!

hugs in Jesus~

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Glama Gurlz Community...

LittleC's is having an open enrollment for its community of "Glama Gurlz". A community of stamping & paper crafting sisters, who enjoy great fellowship, lots of laughter, and food, food, food. Whether you're a beginner or an avid stamper/crafter, LittleC's community of "Glama Gurlz" will be the place to learn, share, & celebrate. Guidelines are easy and benefits are many. Please pop on over and pay Jen a visit for more details.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More Blog Blessings...Awards...

OMGosh, a group of very special ladies were allllllllll thinking of me, allllllllll at the same time =) Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, & thank you (I can't say it enough), for awarding Heartful Stamping so many awards at one time.

These sisters all are so sweet and very much appreciated, not only for their gift in creating and inspiring me, but most importantly, for their friendship and sisterhood. Their blogs are a definite "Must Visit". Thank you so much!

First of all... the "Honest" award from Grace & Rleen

Secondly..."Fabulous" blog award from Jen

and, last but not least...the "Lovely" blog award from JulieNow...because of the first award received, I guess it's time to be HONEST (listing ten things about myself).

1). I love the Lord. As you probably know that by now.

2). I'm a very committed wife and mommy. This is only part of my legacy that I want to leave for my children.

3). My husband is a better cook than I. HE taught ME how to cook. (really)

4). I LOVE to clean my house. Especially on rainy days.

5). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the rain.

6). Although I started driving at the age of 16 and bought my first car at the age of 19, I didn't get my driver's license until I was 28. I was heavily influenced by my husband, or else...(lol).

7). I can talk your ears off =)

8). I love to travel by car, boat, and/or plane.

9). I'm not much of a book reader. The book MUST be really, really good if...I'm still reading it after the first page.

10.) I was never really good at following instructions. Especially if I'm sleepy and ready for LaLa land. So with that being said...because it would take me forevvvvvvvvvvvvver to list only certain individuals for these special awards, I have decided to bless alllllllll of my faithful readers. Yep, each one of you. You are all very much appreciated and I am very blessed to have you, as a part of me and Heartful Stamping. Please don't hesitate to take anyone (or all) of these special awards and post them to your blogs. If you don't have a blog, please know that I appreciate you even more and it's YOU! that keeps me going.

Be blessed and remember...Jesus loves you! Yep...YOU!!!

hugs in Jesus~

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WooHoo...I'm A Diva Designer!

Okay, some of you may have already heard and in fact have already congratulated me (thanks ladies).

However, there are still many, that this will be news to, but...I am so, so excited and very honored to share that I have been selected to represent Little C's Stamps n' Things as a Senior Diva Designer (woohoo, hoo, hoo, hoo). OMGosh, I can't express it enough of how thrilled I was to hear that lil' ol' meeeeeeeeeee gets to run along side of Jen of LittleC's (Pieces of Me) and Maria of Stampin Inspirations (Cards Inspired by Maria) as a Diva. Wow, I hold these two ladies up with such high regards and WOW...I get to work with them! Okay, let me calm down (lol). Well along with us, there is another bunch of fantastic ladies that I am also thrilled to take this journey with, please help me congratulate all, as I introduce to you...

The New LittleC's Diva Designers:

Heidi Steinhebel
JackieLou Ramilla
Jen Caputo
MacKenzie Bruckler
Margie (February's Guest Diva)
Maria Bell (Sr. Designer)
Jen Young (Owner)

Before I end, I cannot go without saying a big MAHALO (in Hawaiian..."Thank You") to all the very talented sisters, our previous Divas. Not only for their inspiring creations and big gigantic giving hearts but...for leaving HUGE GIGANTIC shoes to be filled (with great honor that is, Jen-lol). Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you. Aloha and God Bless~


hugs in Jesus~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lovely Blog Award...

Yep, we've been blessed once again. What an honor, a great huge honor. Thank you to a very special stamping sister, Cheryl of God and I on The Railroad Tracks. She's been such an encouragement and is so inspiring through her creativeness. If you haven't done so already, please pop on over and pay her a visit, and you will see for yourself.

Now, as for the recipients that I will pass this onto (although there are many, many, many)...these sisters have been an inspiration to me as well, more than they will ever know. Either by their beautiful talents and/or their bravery, to enter into blogland (lol). Whichever way...they are truly appreciated.

1). Margie of Oh Bumble Me...
2). Caroline of Mad Moooo's Mayhem!
3). Julie of Julie's Crafty Corner
4). Maria of ... Joyful Stamper
5). Rhonda of Bumblebee Creations
6). Patti of Lady bugs in the garden
7). Jamie of Stamp This!
8). Rita of Rita's Little Corner
9). Cheryl of Out On a Whim
10). Courtney of Created by Courtney

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"Card 4 Kids" outreach...(pt.3)

Here is the last set of (5) Valentine cards I would like to share, created for the "Cards 4 Kids" outreach. Again, fairly simple cards with the children in mind.

Using the "Will You Be My Valentine" set, I stamped the (5) hearts with Black Versa Craft and embossed it with clear Embossing Powder then colored in with SU Markers. I inked all edges, added the ribbon, a dimensional, circle nesties, circle punch, and a sentiment and...ta daa...all done. See how simple. Again...for the kids =)

I kinda had a challenge to get ALL of the ribbons from each card to face the same direction. It was one of those ribbon days. Do you ever have those!?! Oh well...(lol)

Thanks for taking this journey with me during these last few days, as I shared with you, cards created especially for a bunch of precious children. If "Card 4 Kids" is a challenge you would like to take part in, please pop on over to Pat's for more info. Be a blessing to a child today~ God Bless!

hugs in Jesus~

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Cards 4 Kids" outreach...(pt.2)

Back again to share with you a second set (set of 5) of Valentine cards created just for the "Cards 4 Kids" outreach (challenge), using one of the newest Valentine sets released by SUInk & More. As you can tell, although I have other sets, this set "Will You Be My Valentine" just seems to be fun and easy to work with.

I stamped the first images of the envelope, hearts, and mailbox on the inner part of the card. Embossed it with black versa craft and embossing powder then colored in with SU markers. The same process were followed for the strip of hearts and "Kiss" sentiment. Next I then punched out (3) square windows to make viewing of the inner card visible and finally embossed the face of the card with CB embossing "Dots" folder. Sorry we didn't take a photo of the inside but the inner sentiment reads..."Happy Valentines Day".

Card Details:
Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (SUInk)
Paper: Stock Paper (SU)
Ink: SU Markers, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: Embossing Powder, CB Embossing Folder, 1 3/8" Square Punch (SU)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit and see you real soon. Till then be blessed!

hugs in Jesus~

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Cards 4 Kids" challenge...(pt.1)

As much as we can title it a "Challenge", my heart says "OUTREACH". Cause that's exactly what it's all about. Pat from The Rubber Maid has an amazing spirit and a gigantic heart. She has an "Outreach" going on and is making a call out to we stampers. Pay her a visit to find out how you can help.

Well of course I jumped in and this is the first set (set of 10) I came up with. Because it was for the children, I tried to keep it simple. Once again using my new stamp set "Will You Be My Valentine" by SUInk & More, various bright colored stock pieces, "Heart" CB embossing folder, and my SU markers, I went to work.

Because it was a fairly simple simple layout, whipping out a total of ten, was really quick.
Please be sure to come back and check out the next two sets, also completed for this outreach. Till then, thanks for checking in and have a blessed day in the Lord!

hugs in Jesus~

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The "Mom" song...

Wanted to share this quick humorous video with all you "MOMS". It was shared with me by one of my very, very, very good, bestest of friends...Gina. So, step away from your crafting table for just a moment, grab a small snack, and...the KIDS!

This is dedicated to the hardest working woman in the world … "Mom". “The Mom Song,” a light-hearted ditty describing everything Mom says in a 24-hour period.

ENJOY...(btw, if you haven't done so already, be sure to "Pause" my audio/songs prior to starting the video. Also, just a slight WARNING!!! Upon completion of the video additional clippings, advertising other videos, may appear on the bottom of the screen. Some of which may be inappropriate. Please know that I am not promoting anything of such at your own risk- lol).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SUINKWWC22- Love is in the Air...Sweetheart!

Happy Wednesday is Whachadoin' Wednesday challenge for Storage Units, Ink & More using, one of their newest sets just released... "Will You Be My Valentine". The challenge is to create a "Love" (not necessarily "Valentine") card of any size, shape, or fold. Cannot however, be your standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. This is my take...

I decided to create this 6x6 "Sweetheart...Thinking of You" card with my DH in mind. Whether he actually receives it...well...I dunno (lol)!?! It just may end up with all of my other collection of "Special" cards made, with him in mind. If you know what I mean!?!

Using textured stock, colored stock, and DS paper, I stamped my image and sentiments with Black Versa Craft ink then embossed with Clear Embossing powder. Colored in with SU's markers and inked all edges with SU's ink pads. I then used the "Swirl" CB folder, added a ribbon, some dew drops, prima flowers, and brass eyelets. The sentiment..."Thinking of You" is not part of this set. This is the inside view of the pull out card. Sorry it's kind of hard to tell, the sentiment reads..."Love endures all things".Card Details:
Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (SUInk), Sentiment (SU)
Paper: Stock paper (SU), DS Paper (TAC)
Ink: SU Markers, SU Ink pads, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: SU Hodgepodge set, Embossing Powder, CB Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Dew Drops

I appreciate you and your visit. Have a very wonderful day in the Lord.

hugs in Jesus~

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wow wee....Another Award!!!

OMGosh...thank you, thank you, thank you to our stamping sister Enjoli of Stamping Under the Sun. You are always so generous and thoughtful of others. I can truly understand why you received it. And for you to pass it onto me, thrills me (lol). I am so blessed! out of alllllllllllllllllllll the many talented stamping sisters out there, how do we pick only five??? This is tough but here we go...First let's run through the rules.

In order to get this award you need to:
1). Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2). Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites
3). Let your nominators know that they got an award from you.
4). Put a logo of the award on the blog.

Here are my (5) choices:
1). Liz from Hyz2praze
2). Rach from PaperCrafts by Rach
3). Michele from My Little Space on the WWW
4). Rleen from Precious Angels Creations
5). Angie from My Boat

hugs in Jesus~

Monday, January 5, 2009


Here's part two from yesterday's posting. Another card created previously for LittleC's at a free for all (go for broke, lol) workshop for we "Glama Gurlz". Again I used Pat Cat Studio's "Fashion" stamp set, added lots of pretty ribbons, stickles to the heel, and beautiful Victorian style DS paper. Nestibilities were also used, prima flowers, and one single dew drop.

BTW, I must give credit, where credit is due...the idea of this layout was CASED from a recent CTMH catalog. So thank you Jean of Stamping Spot Studio, for dropping it off at Jen's.

Card Details:
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio "Fashion"
Paper: DS paper (unknown)
Ink: SU Marker and SU Ink pad
Accessories: Ribbons, Flowers, Stickles, Dew Drops, Nestibilities, Dimensionals

I appreciate you and your visit. Thank you and have a beautiful day in Jesus!

hugs in Jesus~

Sunday, January 4, 2009

"Fashion" anyone???

Happy Monday all!!! Really quick, just want to share with you, one of my cards previously featured on and created for LittleC's Gallery. I loved this stamp set and had so much fun working with it. If only I owned it (lol). Let me explain...Jen of LittleC's hosted a workshop for the "Glama Gurlz" of LittleC's (which is another group of ladies, in addition to LittleC's Diva Designers), and at this workshop she laid out tons and tons and tons, and tons of supplies such as stamp sets (from all different kinds of companies), ribbons, brads, buttons, papers, dew drops, and the list goes on and on. You name it, she had it out (even food). She told us to create whatever we wanted, just go for it. And so we did! Do you know anyone as generous as that!?! I was drooling (hee, hee). Anyway this Pink Cat Studio's "Fashion" stamp set that I used to create this card, belonged to non other but Jen.

To create this, I inked the edges of the silk white flower, the lil' flower is of All Natural Accents, and used brads within the button, for the middle of the flowers. Upon completion of coloring, the dress looked so velvety IRL (in real life). I loved the ribbon and DP which was found in her scrap boxes. There is also a lil' glimmer brad that I used for the dress' belt.

Card Details:
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio "Fashion"
Paper: DS and Stock paper (unknown)
Ink: SU Markers and SU Ink pads
Accessories: Ribbon, Flowers, Buttons, Brads, Dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed your visit today and thank you for stopping by!

hugs in Jesus~

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Love n' Hugs...

Good evening everyone and..goodnight (lol). My, my,'s been a busy but fun day today and I'm ready to hit the pillows. But not until I share with you ONE of my latest cards, visit some of your blogs, and grab a midnight snack (yummy).

You know, I don't know what's going on but in our home, there's lotssssssssssssssss of love in the air (lol). My DH has been taking us out to eat lately. Let's see... we went the day before New Years, New Years Eve, New Years day, AND the day after New Years. Today he BBQ'd for us, not to mention. Hmmmmmmm...either he got a big gigantic raise, wants NEW camera equipment, or...just wants to free up more time for me, so that I can stamp, stamp, stamp! Whatever it may be, I'm happy. Speaking of "Love", I've been playing with my new stamp set "Will You Be My Valentine" from SUInk & More and created (and still creating) lots of Valentine cards for the Cards 4 Kids challenge. Can't wait to finish and share them all with you. Most importantly...can't wait till it reaches the children. To find out more info. on how you can partake on this special blessing, pop on over to The Rubber Maid.

This next card is one that I created for a "Special" someone. It was created, also using my "Will You Be My Valentine" set. It's hard to tell by the photo but Dimensionals were placed behind the "Love" hearts, to give it the 3D effect.
Card Details:
Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (SUInk)
Paper: Stock paper (SU), DS Paper ( DCWV)
Ink: SU Markers, SU Ink pads, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: SU Hodgepodge set, Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Dimensionals

As always...thank you for blessing me with your visit.

hugs in Jesus~

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Years...Everyone!

First of all, I want to wish allllllllllllll of you a very wonderful Happy New Years and many, many blessings to come, for you and your families! As I reflect back on 2008, I stand in awe. In awe at what the Lord has done in my life, my marriage, my home, and in the hearts of our children. It's been a great, great year for our household. And yes, even with trials but...with trials (and God's grace), comes growth, strength, & endurance. To God be the glory!

Now...I am so excited and couldn't wait to share with you but...I have been invited as January's Guest Designer for "Storage Units, Ink & More". OMGosh, I was so honored (and nervous too, hee-hee), first time EVER! Woohoooooo...

I couldn't wait to play with this new cute set..."Will You Be My Valentine", which is only one of two sets that are scheduled to be released today. Pop on over at SUInk & More and take a "Sneak Peak" at all the fabulous cards created by our awesome team of ladies.

Let's see...on this card I used a CB Embossing folder on the white strip. I then stamped the images with black Versa Craft and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I paper pieced the lil' girls skirt and lil' boy's shirt. I also used my Cricut machine to assist in cutting out the scalloped squares, I attached Prima Flowers and added stickles to the little hearts.Dimensionals were used behind the boy and girl and as you can see, gem stones were placed in the center of the flowers.Stamps: (SUInk&More) Will You Be My Valentine
Paper: (SU) White & Red Card stock, (DCWV Paper Stack) DS paper
Ink: (SU) Markers, Black Versa Craft
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Cricut, Gem stones, Stickles, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Prima Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and have a very blessed New Years in Jesus! Aloha and God Bless~ Rina