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Sunday, February 28, 2010


I just love these cute little chicks!  Every time I look at them I have to smile, they look so happy and like they are having so much fun!  I cut the border on the left with SCAL,  and used the Cuttlebug to emboss the background paper.  I colored the stamp with my Prisma's and Gamsol, then added a little Flower Soft to their bunny ears.  The sentiment was printed from my computer then cut out with Nestabilities (also the oval the stamp is on), added a few Dew Drops and there we have it!  Party On!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


HUGE sigh of relief!  No injuries or damage, thank the Lord!  It sure was interesting to watch the ocean receding and purging back in, I've never seen anything like it - and I hope we never see it again!  Mahalo for all your good thoughts and prayers!


We are sure hoping that things are not too bad!  It's supposed to hit at 11:05 am this morning - it's appx. 8:15 am our time now.  I live on the west side of the island at 400 ft. and we are safe.  The southeast end where Hilo is located will most likely get the worst of it.  They have had quite a few tsunamis over the years and some have been devastating.  At the moment we can here the warning sirens blaring.  All of the islands of our state could be affected, so pray for everyone!

Friday, February 26, 2010


One thing I was looking forward to upon returning from my trip was having fun with some super stamps my wonderful blogger friend Christine sent me - MAHALO sweet lady!  This is one of them.

I have a very dear friend who is going through chemo and radiation therapy and needs all the hugs she can get!  When I looked at this stamp I knew it was for her!  I entered it in the challenge over at Creative Inspirations in which their theme is "monochromatic", and also at Lexi's Creations where "anything goes"!  The scallop frame was cut using SCAL, colored with my Prisma pencils and Gamsol, then a touch of clear embossing powder on the little red hearts for a bit of glimmer.

Isn't it wonderful how one friend sends something to you, and in return you can send it on to another!  I love it!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Since I am on a real flower kick at the moment, I thought this challenge was quite appropriate!  I used one of the cut files that I had for the flower seed bags.  It was perfect for these.  The challenge is at The Sweet Stop and their theme is Spring and flowers.  I love the simple, "sweet" layout.  So many of you are so ready for warm weather, I know!  So go on over and join in the fun and get ready for Spring!



Wednesday, February 24, 2010


First off I have to say MAHALO to all of you SUPER ladies for you kind and warm messages!  I SO APPRECIATE every one of you and all of your support- YOU MAKE MY DAY!!!!  Mahalo nui loa from my heart!

SO, here we go:  My daughter and her fiance, Travis, want a very simple wedding, not a lot of fuss.  And, as it is THEIR wedding, they deserve all of us to make it their special day the way THEY want it!  I am so happy to do so!  The main theme of the wedding is wild flowers.  Mindi adores sunflowers and also wants to include them.  Her bouquet is to be just a simple bunch of sunflowers tied with yellow ribbon, her main color.  The paper the invitations are being printed on is hand made with bits of yellow flower petals in it, AND real wild flower seeds!   You "plant" the invitation and wildflowers will grow!  For a remembrance favor she has adorable various colored little bags that will be filled with wildflower seeds.  I have made paper flowers that were cut with my Cricut and hot glue gunned them to the bags:


Here is a sample of some of the finished bags:


I'm so glad she really likes them!  They were lots of fun to do.  My only concern now is the printing of the invitations....  The paper arrived today and it's beautiful, but it's much thicker than we realized.  I am just hoping that my printer can handle it!  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


What a WONDERFUL trip I had to Oregon!  I love it there.  I wasn't ready to come home, I so enjoyed the rain and cold weather.  I didn't get to be in any snow, but I saw quite a bit on the mountains.  Here's a shot of Mt. Hood taken from our hotel room in Portland.

We had a successful trip for my daughter's wedding dress!  She is getting married June 19th and we had so much fun working on all the plans.  The wedding is going to be at her fiance's parents home, outside.  It's a beautiful setting with views of the Willamette River.  I'm doing the invitations and some of the decorations.  FUN!

We also went up into the Gorge for 3 days and had a blast!  We visited museums, awesome waterfalls, hiked, ate great food and had delicious mother/daughter time!  The highlight was our 48 degree hotel room in Cascade Lockes!  A transformer was down at the Bonneville damn and the whole town was without electricity from 10 am to 6:30 pm!  We drove across the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River to Stevenson, WA to eat dinner then came back and snuggled under a ton of blankets till the electricity came back on.

I really enjoyed visiting The Viewpoint Inn where they filmed the prom scene in the 1st Twilight movie.  I'm standing under the sign they used in the movie when they went into the prom.  Dig my hiker boots!!!  I got them in Salem and wore them nearly everywhere I went, lol!  My feet were comfy, dry and warm!




Everything was so fresh and green and beautiful! It's hard to choose my favorite place, but I think it was up in the Gorge at Multnomah Falls - AWESOME!!!!  I can't put into words how gorgeous it was.  That little speck on the bridge is me...

Mindi and I!

I must say I did miss my card making!  Of course I visited several big craft stores and some great rubber stamp shops.  Sure wish I had some of that variety here!  And I did purchase some new papers and a few other supplies.  I have to get busy and use some of them!  But at the moment I am working on a project for the wedding - favors for on the tables.  (I'll post them probably tomorrow.)  ALOHA to all of you, you were missed and I will be visiting you soon and look forward to seeing all the great things you've done while I was gone.  HUGS!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010


No, I'm not home yet, lol, but I had to enter this card in this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia and also Totally Gorjuss. I made it before I left for Oregon and it fits into their challenge perfectly, so I decided to post it.  I didn't put it on here earlier because I didn't want my friend to see it before she received it! 

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well, this is my last card for two weeks.  I'll be going through card withdrawal!  I am off to Oregon to visit with my sweet daughter and her fiance'.  I am so anxious to see them!  I am also looking forward to the rain, cold and maybe even some snow!!!  YES, looking forward to it!  The climate here is fantastic, and believe me I am not complaining, but believe it or not, it can get a bit boring.  I know, I know, you're saying, "BORING, she's nuts!  Give me boring!"   Let's just say we all need a little variety no matter where we are.  So all of you take care and keep creating!  I look forward to visiting you all when I return and seeing what you have been up to.

OH, yes, the card, LOL!  I did a background with a roller using three colors.  Then I printed the graphic picture of the palm over it, which I tripled in a row.  I love the look, and it was fun to do!  Take care, ALOHA!


I love the internet!  Because of it I have been able to connect with people form all over the world who share the wonderful passion of making cards and scrapping.  Then along come the miracle of "blogs" that enable us to be OUT THERE cruising the WORLD!  It has also given us the marvelous gift of making new friends, which to me is the best of all - you all know who you are!  One of my blogging buddies is Christine.  She does amazing creations, and always inspires me.  She sent me the most adorable stamped images!  She saw the card with the martini and asked me if I would be interested in a couple stamped images of martinis - of course I would!  I got them yesterday along with a super variety of other images she took the time to make, they are great!  MAHALO Christine, I can't wait to get back from my trip so I can dig in!  And to ALL my blogging buddies who take the time to stop by, mahalo for all your support and fun correspondence.  You all make my day!!!  Aloha....  J : )