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Saturday, April 17, 2010


This card was inspired by my daughter's Spring planting.  She has been working very hard planting and decorating her garden.  She bought the cutest garden angel to hang on her picket fence and when I saw it this card idea took root!  The background paper was a piece of printed scrapbook paper that had the grass printed on it.  The angel is an SVG file I cut with SCAL and also all the little flowers were free SVG files except the sunflowers whick are from A Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge.  I used a printable paper that looked like wood for the fence and added some color to it.  I raised the fence and angel with pop dots for some dimension then added the little worm, butterfly and dragonfly.  It was a labor of love and lots of fun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I am so excited!  I won my first card challenge for my card over at Copic Colour Challenge.  It was for the "crazy party lady" card.  It meant a lot because the winner is not chosen by a number generator, they are picked by the design team.  So thanx so much, I can't wait to use the $25 gift certificate over at Simon Says Stamps!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


You know it's funny sometimes how things turn out...  I like the eyelets on cards and decided it was time to check into getting an eyelet setter.  After doing a bit of research I found they were a bit "pricey" and bulky to use.  I was also surprised to learn they could be noisy!  In any case, I decided to wait a bit and look at them on the mainland when I go next week.  THEN, I got my weekly e-mail from Gina K. at Stamp TV and guess what her tutorial was on!?!  Setting eyelets with a ballpoint pen, yes a pen!  Check out the video.  Well, I took the bait, hook line and sinker!  And am I ever glad I did.  For a fraction of the price and so much less work I made my 1st card using their technique.  It was so simple and fun!  It's a shame the ribbon covers so much of the eyelets.  Can't wait to use them again and have them where they are more visible.  Something else new on this card is the stamped sentiment.  It's a cute stamp I picked up on E-bay for 99 cents!  With postage it was a whopping $3.49, lol.  I think I'm starting to sound like a cheap skate, but like I've said before, "I love a bargain!"  ALSO I have entered this card over at Flutter By Wednesdays.

Friday, April 9, 2010


We are having a much needed rain shower!  Considering the Big Island has the highest drought rate in the US right now, we really need it.  It made for a nice afternoon listening to the rain and crafting, great combo!  I love this crazy ol' gal!  She just screams PARTY! to me.  I colored her with Copic's and then added the champagne charm and a bow.  I tried to find some wild paper, but this was the best I had.  It seemed to fit because it has some sparkle to it.  Time to party!  I entered her in the Copic Colour Challenge.

These are the colors we were to use:

Thursday, April 8, 2010


This is a scraplift of a card I saw some time ago.  I loved it because of its simple, clean lines.  You know me, the ordered and tailored look!  I did it in two different color schemes and I'm not sure which one I like best.  Both were colored with Prisma pencils and Gamsol and I did some embossing lines around the stamped area.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I added the glazed look on the balloons with clear embossing powder.  I want to find some "crystal lacquer" when I go to the mainland on the 19th - oh boy, fun craft supply shopping time again!  I entered this card in the challenge over at Polka Doodle where the theme is "Birthday".

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Mo's Digital Stamps has the MOST adorable selection of stamps!  When I saw this one I knew it was the one for me.  I find I am using digital stamps more and more.  I love being able to download a design and have it right away - instant gratification, lol.  It's also nice to be able to manipulate the size of the design to fit your project.  I submitted this card to their call for a guest DT for the month of May.  How fun would that be!?!  The image was colored with my Prismas and Gamsol and a little bit with my Copics.  I added the faux coins which I got at the craft fair in Tucson on my last trip to the mainland - love to shop for card goodies when I get home.

This is the layout that we were request to use:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am busy getting my cards done for Mother's Day.  My Mom passed away a few years back, but I have several Aunts that are very dear to me and are like a mom to me.  I always remember them on their special day as they are mothers too! 

There is a fun challenge going on over at The Pink Elephant and the theme is NATURE.   I bought this stamp last week on E-bay and love it.  I thought it would be perfect.  It looks so much like Spring and could be used for Easter too.  Both cards are very different in their color combos, but I like them both.  I stamped them with marker pens applied directly to the stamp then used my Nestie's to cut and emboss their edges.  I added some ribbon, a few dew drops on one and tiny crystal rhinestones on the other.  I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss the background paper on the second one.  Hope you like them and are inspired to make a great card for your Mum!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I sure hope you had a wonderful Easter!  It was a lovely day here and very relaxed.  I even managed to get a little fun crafting time in.

I came across this fantastic cut file on the SVG site.  It"s a kit for for Mother's Day, but I used it for a birthday.  I have a sweet Aunt who will be 90 next weekend and I needed something special for her, and this is perfect.  All the pieces were cut with my Cricut except the base....  I only have the 6x12 mat and because this is a large shape fold card I had to do some "fanigalling" as my Mom used to say!  I cut only half of it then laid it on my paper and drew around it.  I then flipped the pattern it for the reverse image opposite the one I just drew, then cut it out by hand and folded it in half.  A bit of extra work, but, hey, it worked great. I used dew drops for the center of the flowers and stamped the sentiment.  This is my first attempt at the flowerpot type card and I know I'll be making more of them, I really like them!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Cheers to Spring!  I am so happy to hear all of you saying that warm weather is finally coming your way.  To celebrate, I made this using an adorable stamp sent to me by my sweet blogger buddy, Christine.  Mahalo Lady!  I'm not sure I did the stamp justice as I am not real happy with my coloring.  I used my Copic's and wsih I had used my Prisma's and Gamsol instead.  In any case, it is cute and was a lot of fun to do.  I did something else I have never done before - I entered it in SIX challenges!  I'm usually lucky if I find two, but this time it fit right in the criteria required for quite a few, fun!