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Monday, September 28, 2009


Mahalo for the well wishes ladies, they are appreciated! Am feeling a bit better, but have a way to go. But what could be better medicine than making a few cards!?!

I received an order for 20 Christmas cards and was anxious to get to them. When I was on the mainland I bought things to do with snowflakes. Just my luck, the customer wants snowmen! Snowflakes and snowmen are a perfect match! This is the 1st card design, there will be 4 in the series, 5 of each design. I embossed the light and dark blue paper with snowflake stamps and "Stardust" emb. powder, also the little snow flakes around the snowman and scalloped edges. (Also added a little blue stamp ink on those edges - the circles were done with my Nestabillities.) I love the snowflake corners - they were made with my new "Martha Stewart" punch set (Also got the side one and will use it later!). Another new goodie I got at the convention in Tucson is the "puffed" looking snow beneath the snowman. It's called Liquid Applique. When you put the heat gun on it, it puffs up and looks just like snow! Too Cool!! Then added some ribbon and the metal snowflake charms - got those at Micheals. All in all, I really like this card, sure hope my customer does too!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Well, I haven't had the energy to post anything new, and I haven't made anything new! I got home all fired up and now am down with a miserable cold. My daughter is here visiting and I sure hope she dosen't catch it. Who would want to come to Hawaii and get sick?!? Hope to be up to snuff soon and posting again.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


WOW! It is soooo good to be home! Had a good trip, but always glad to return to the "rock" as we lovingly call our island.

Had a fun trip down to Tucson to my FIRST rubber stamping and scrapbook convention! Saw lots of great products and learned some new techniques. Also got to meet Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga (pictured in pink below)
, who designed the stamp used on the cover of the September issue of CardMaker Magazine! Bought some goodies from the booth where she was doing demonstrations on coloring with Copics. Boy is she talented! Also went to another scrabook and card convention a week later in Phoenix. So, between the two places, I purchased a lot of new supplies, learned a lot and need to get to work! I hope to have a new card to post soon!

Picutre Of Melissa and Convention In Tucson

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Well, sorry to say I won't be making any cards for a while. I am off to Phoenix to visit my Dad for two weeks. So, I say aloha and look forward to getting back and visiting all your great blogs! Take care, aloha nui loa, a hui hou! Joanne HUGS to all!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Hard to believe, but today is Mr. Z's & my 23rd anniversary! I made this card for him. It's simple but sweet I think, he really appreciated it and liked it a lot. Last night we had a great evening out just the two of us, dinner under the stars on a balmy Hawaiian night. Tonight we are celebrating with friends, so it's been a fun party weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009


I have some friends that are really going to like these - they are fun party people! You know who you are..... I really like the glittery paper on these. It gives them real sparkle! It's hard to see, (double click on the picture) but the margarita has moons, stars and bones floating in it, perfect for Halloween!


I'm really into the Halloween cards at the moment! I'm doing a lot of them to send to family and friends and it sure is fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I have an Aunt that LOVES candy apples! When I saw this stamp I had to get it and do this card for her. I totally scrap lifted it from a sample card at "Impression Obsessions"
, but I couldn't help myself! It's just too darn cute and fit perfectly for what I wanted. I did add the ric-rac, but other than that, it's a complete lift!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This is for a challenge over at GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS. It will be a lot of fun because it's for anything Halloween! Endless possibilities... I had a lot of fun doing this card. I used SCAL to do the cut outs of the pumpkin, spider, owl and witch. They are from a file called "Spooky Silhouettes". The circle is done with Nestabillities, and then I added the ribbon and the little bat.