Saturday, July 31, 2010

~* Color Challenge Featuring Birds *~

Hi Everyone!
The challenge at embellishmagazine was to use the colors {pink, brown, and green} and birds. I wet embossed the birdie image...stamped the word, Love...add some green DP, which I stamped with the script stamp...and added some beautiful pink lace from my friend, Rose, some Webster's Pages' trim, some Prima baby roses that I glimmer misted, and a JB stick pin, which I added a glass pearl to. I also inked up the edges...
Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Friday, July 30, 2010

~* Come Play - Papercraft Star Challenge #6 & Some Sweet Goodness *~

Hi Everyone!
Just a friendly reminder, you have until noon (Eastern Time) Saturday to link up your creations for Papercraft Star Challenge #6. After that will be voting time :). You can vote for your fav!

Today, I wanted to share some sweet goodness from my dear friend, Ira. She's such a talented artiste! I love her work~she's super creative. Check out her fabbie blog. It took me awhile to post this...sorry, Ira. I really appreciate the goodies she sent over. And isn't her Asian-themed card, wonderful?? Love it!! Thanks so much, Ira!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
*hugs* & Much aloha~!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

~* Oooh la la! ~ Papercraft Star Challenge #6 - Sketch *~

Hi Everyone!
Here's a card I created for the
Papercraft Star Challenge #6 - Sketch. Hope you like it :)! Thanks for stopping by!
~Paper: white cardstock, Chatterbox designer paper
~Stamp/Ink: Tim Holtz stamp, SU! ink pad
~Miscellaneous: Prima lace trim, pearl trim, yellow satin ribbon, Anna Griffin rub-on, Hero Arts pearls
1. Stamp the Tim Holtz Stamp several times on the top portion of the card.
2. Cut the designer paper to fit bottom half.
3. Add pearl trim and lace trim at the top edge of the designer paper. Tie a bow with the satin ribbon and adhere.
4. Add the sentiment rub-on and the pearls.

Voila! Au Revoir!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

~* The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC40 - Colour Splash with Green *~

Hi Everyone!
Have you ever had a challenge scream at you to play?? I don't know why, but I really wanted to play at The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC40. The challenge was to use Colour Splash - black, white, and a hint of color. This week's color is green :).
I wet embossed the stamped image...inked the edges a tad with Shabby Shutters...used some MME flocked damask bestie, Rina, had just sent me the beautiful big roses yesterday...and I added some satin, lace, and beaded pearl trims...along with a stick pin...
Hope you like it! Have a great Thursday!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Monday, July 26, 2010

~* The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC39 - Dublin Style *~

Hi Everyone!
Here's a card I made for PDCC39. The photos and the colors are gorgeous...but for some reason, I got stuck. I knew I wanted to use these DCWV Bella Boutique papers, journaling spot, and I hand cut the damask out (I think the papers are also known as La Creme)...I inked up all the edges of the papers...added a stick pin I made...and one of my fav Webster's Pages' trims...and baby Prima roses and pearls.
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

~* Papercraft Star Blog Hop ~ Blog Candy Winner *~

Hi Everyone!

Wasn't that a fun blog hop?? Thank you all for playing along with us at Papercraft Star. I absolutely loved hearing everyone's traditions. They were all very heart-warming! Thank you for sharing them with me and my family. I also had a lot of fun seeing the Design Team's wonderful 'Christmas in July' projects!

And the moment you've been waiting for...drumroll...the winner of my first blog candy giveaway is Savannah O'Gwynn! Savannah, please e-mail me your addy :).

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful week!

*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

~* Papercraft Star "Christmas in July" Blog Hop and My Blog Candy Giveaway *~

Hi Everyone!

I'm excited, we're having our first blog hop at the Papercraft Star Challenge Blog this weekend. It starts today, July 23rd, and runs through Sunday, July 25th (Comments will be closed at midnight Eastern, 6:00PM HT). If you're here via Caroline's blog then you're on the right path...If you would like to start at the beginning, you can go back to Papercraft Star.

Here is the Vintage Hawaii "postcard" I made for the "Christmas in July" theme. "Mele Kalikimaka" means Merry Christmas in Hawaiian.

~Paper: Stampin Up! Kraft Cardstock, white cardstock, MME images
~Stamps: Stampin Up!, various Hawaii stamps, script stamp
~Embellies: Paper flower, Prima roses, wooden flower bead, Tim Holtz banner, Vintage Hawaii sticker
~Misc: Crackle Accents, Distress Inks, Smooch spritz, red raffia

1. Cut 4"x6" piece of kraft cardstock. Stamp post card and script stamp.
2. Stamp "stamp" image and Diamond Head image on white cardstock and cut out. Distress edges and add distress inks.
3. Add Stamp image and stamp cancellation stamp over it.
4. Distress Santa image and paper stamped with script stamp. Tie a bow out of the raffia.
5. Adhere all the elements onto the post card.
My blog candy turned out to be a little kit ;p'. Hope you like it.

Being it's our "Christmas in July" blog hop, I wanted to here about your favorite family/cultural traditions. Family is very important to me and I also love hearing about different cultures and traditions. Please share with me your fav tradition and any fav foods or decorations that are prepared/made (this can be for any special celebration, not only Christmas :)). My family will select the winner, who will be announced on July 26th :)! Please leave some way for me to contact you, either a link back to your blog or an e-mail address so I can contact you. Thanks!
You next visit for the blog hop is Suzy's blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~* The Shabby Tea Room - Week #19 - 'From the Garden' *~

Hi Everyone!
My second post for today...
This week at The Shabby Tea Room, you are to use this photo for color inspiration to create a card or project with a garden theme and/or use lovely greens, creams, yellows, reds, and whites...I chose to use Webster's Pages' Winter's Wings designer paper. I did a little 'surgery' on the DP to create this card ;p'. Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

~* Papercraft Star Challenge #5 - Circles *~

Hi Everyone!

This week, the challenge at the Papercraft Star Challenge Blog is "Circles." I had to think hard for this one...hehe. I was looking through some of the paper pads I won from Kristina's Blog Candy a couple months ago and the Basic Grey paper just inspired me (Thanks Kristina :)!)!

~Paper: white cardstock, Basic Grey Granola, Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman
~Inks/etc.: Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Distress Inks
~Stamps: Hampton Arts
~Embellies: vintage button, jute ribbon, string
1. Cut DP to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Cut a strip of the striped DP. Distress edges with ink.
2. Use Tiny Attacher to attach jute ribbon to DP. Repeat with the strip of striped DP. Tie string around jute ribbon.
3. Cut images from G45 paper. Distress edges. Attach to card with foam tape and double-stick tape. Adhere vintage button. Add Crackle Accents to one clock image and add Glossy Accents to another clock image.
4. Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Come play along with us at Papercraft Star!
Just a friendly reminder, our first blog hop starts tomorrow! Come on by! I have some blog candy to give away :)!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

~* 2S4Y Kazan's Sketch 57 *~

Hey Everyone!
When I saw this week's sketch for 2S4Y, I don't know why I automatically thought of fishies in the I used some local sea animal stamps...a couple Tim Holtz Texture Fades and Distress Inks/SU! Ink...and Smooch Spritz I painted on...and this is what I came up with. I guess I must be thinking of summer :).
Thanks for stopping by!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

~* Get Sketchy GS #47 *~

Hi Everyone!
Here's a card I made tonite for Get Sketchy GS#47. Used some pretty papers from Tracy, some fibers from Rina, and some blooms from Kristin. Thanks gals!
Have a wonderful week!
*hugs* and Much aloha!

~* Upcoming Papercraft Star Blog Hop and Blog Candy :) *~

Hi Everyone!
Just letting you know that Papercraft Star will be having a Blog Hop starting Friday, July 23rd, and it continues until Sunday, July 25th! We'll be showcasing our projects and there will also be some yummy blog candy hosted by each of our Judges and Design Team Members. Hope you stop on by!
Have a great week!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

~* Color Challenge with Ric Rac *~

Hi Everyone!
Happy Saturday!
Here's a card I made for the Color Challenge (turquoise, brown, kraft, and orange) plus Ric Rac. I have to say that I love the color combo...I have not worked with orange much before, but it was fun :). Interesting enough, I started with a Christmas DP ;p'. Love that turquoise color! I had a lot of fun playing with my new Tim Holtz Texture Fades~love the deep impressions they make.
~Paper: Bo Bunny, SU! Kraft Cardstock
~Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
~Trims: Making Memories; American Crafts
~Misc: Tim Holtz Texture Fades Swirls, Hawaii sticker
Have a wonderful weekend!
*hugs* & Much aloha~!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

~* Papercraft Star Challenge #4 *~

Hi Everyone!

The challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to create a card, layout, or project inspired by your favorite team. Being from Hawaii, my favorite teams are the University of Hawaii at Manoa's sports teams. I used to watch the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team a lot in high school and college. I wanted to make a card with a volleyball, but I didn't have that diecut so I used the basketball instead ;p'.

- Inks/etc. ~ SU! stampin write pen, Glossy Accents, Glimmer Mist (Marshmallow), Smooch Spritz (Vanilla Shimmer)
- Paper ~ white cardstock, Marcella K
- Embellishments ~ Sizzix Originals Dress Ups Body, Girl's Hair, and Basketball/shoes; glittery alpha stickers

1. Cut out a strip of yellow polkadot Designer paper and adhere to the white cardstock. Cut the stripes and adhere it at an angle. Glimmer Mist with Marshmallow. Draw in faux stitching with a pen.
2. Die cut the body, clothes, basketball, and shoes using your Sizzix dies.
3. Draw in the face, color in the hair, body, clothes, etc. Smooch Spritz them. Adhere them with foam tape.
4. Add alphas to card and add Glossy Accents to make them more dimensional.

Come play along with us at Papercraft Star :)!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* & Much aloha~!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

~* The Play Date Cafe: PDCC #38 *~

Hi Everyone!
Was inspired to make a card using the photo inspiration and color palette from PDCC today. I used a Webster's Pages Life's Portrait DP as a base...but I inked it up A LOT so I don't know if you can tell anymore. I had to create my purple (luckily I had lilac and green, hehe) with several inks since I don't think I have a purple stamp pad. Used some lace and pearl trim over the stamped image that I also inked up. Also, used some pretty lilac fiber from Marie and the pretty bloom from Tracy :)! Thanks girls!
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous Thursday!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Monday, July 12, 2010

~* Chi Chi Memories CCM.SC #9 *~

Hi Everyone!
I stumbled upon the CUTEST site! Their images are SOOO SUPER CUTE! They remind me of my childhood for some reason ;p'.
Here's my take on the sketch. I don't have any of their images yet so I grabbed their cute freebie. It's a cutie. I used DCWV papers and handwrote my sentiment.
Have a great Tuesday!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

~* The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC37 - Provencal Style *~

Hi Everyone!
Love the inspiration photo at The Play Date Cafe this week. I see pinks, yellowish greens, greens, teals, white...some dark brownish colors...Here is what I came up with. I used my fav Webster's Pages Life's Portrait papers and trim. I wet embossed the "live love smile always" with clear embossing powder and added Distress Inks over them and some of the DP. Added Glossy Accents to the chandelier and black flourishes near the big flower and added Crackle Accents to the birdie. Doesn't the trim at the top sort of remind you of a countryside curtain? Maybe it's just me, hee hee.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Friday, July 9, 2010

~* 365 Cards - Day 131 - Beautiful Banner & CCCB Week #12 - Some Like It Hot *~

Hi Everyone!

Here's a card I made from the cute cute Three Bugs in a Rug paper from KristinaH! Aren't the birdies cute?

I am playing in two challenges...

- I made a banner from the scalloped border of one of the DPs. Cut some slits to separate the banner pieces and stamped the alphas.

- Thought this card depicted a scene from a nice sunny summer day...and there are little bits of red :).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

~* Webster's Pages Altered Birdie House *~

Hi Everyone!
Happy Friday!
This is a project I started last nite and finished up now. It's an altered birdie house (birdie house & baby roses were from my dear friend, Rina :)). I used Webster's Pages' Life's Portrait papers and a bunch of Webster's Pages trims. I distressed the edges of the DP with Distress Inks. I also added Crackle Accents to many of the flower images, but you can't see it too well because I added Matte Multi-Medium over everything (I love that stuff!!). Isn't the saying cute - "live love smile always"!
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
*hugs* & Much aloha~!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

~* Papercraft Star Challenge #3 - Sketch (My 1st Layout :)!) *~

Hi Everyone!
Sharing with you my first layout :)! I have done some mini scrapbooks, but no full 12x12 layouts (although I did make some old school cut-out-around-the-photo-and-doodle letter size sheets in high school). I used some of my Afternoon Tea photos. I even used some of the photos as embellishments (tea cup and tea pot ornament). Hope you like it!

- Stamps ~ rose stamp

- Paper ~ Kaisercraft
- Inks/etc. ~ Distress Inks, SU!, Crackle Accents, Matte Multi-Medium
- Embellishments ~ Anna Griffin rub-ons and journaling spot, American Crafts flower trim, my handmade tulle flower, Jenni Bowlin felt butterflies and hat pin (I added a pearl to), Maya Road trims, beaded pearl trims and trinket pearls, Prima trim & flower, Prima pearls, satin rosettes, Chatterbox brad, Vintage stickers, Antique corner buttons, lace, manila shipping tag, glass pearls, Thickers, Tombow pen

1. Cut photos at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
2. Paint Thickers with paint and distress with inks and pen.
3. Embellish layout.
4. Add Crackle Accents to the tea cup and the tea pot ornament flowers. Add Multi-Medium over the two Crackle Accented pieces and the Thickers.

Thanks for stopping by! Come play with us at Papercraft Star!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

~* 365 Cards - Day 129 - Aged Look *~

Hi Everyone!
Here's a card I made last nite. The challenge was to give your card an aged look...and you know I love distressing with Distress Inks. hee hee. I also added Crackle Accents to some of the images to give them an aged look. Audrey, I finally dove into my Webster's Pages paper (a couple DPs have my fav quote - I cut one out and used it)! Was a little scary since I love them a lot. Used a couple WP trims too. I love these colors! I also used some BIG pearl trim and my new Nestie, which I used to cut white cardstock with, stamped the script stamp, and inked it up.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!