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Friday, December 30, 2011


I'm so excited about this challenge for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!
Look at this wonderful sketch that is our theme for the next two weeks!

Then on top of the super sketch, we had FAB digis to work with from the super Digi Doodles.  The one I chose is called "All Dressed Up", and she is TOO ADORABLE!  What little girl doesn't love to dress up in Mommy's heels and a hat!  I wanted to make it very feminine, so I used pearls, flowers, rhinestones and a bow.  The blue circle was cut with my Cuttlebug, the flower borders were done with a Fiskar's border punch, and the image is colored with my Copic's.

Hop on over to Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges and show us 
your card project!!!  We're waiting to see what you do with our great sketch!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


A friend of mine has a son who is getting married.  She wanted me to make a really different kind of card for him.  He is a boat Captain and his wife to be is 2nd Mate and cooks in the galley.  They take folks on charters in the Caribbean.  She picked up several packs of stick on embellies at Micheal's and wanted them put on a card.  Well, it was quite a challenge trying to get most of it on along with the name of their boat, their names and congrats on the wedding!  It ended up being quite a lot of stuff!  It is a cute card, but not at all in my usual style!  But, we have to please those that want the card.

I decided to make a tri fold card because I figured it would give more places to put all the embellies.  I cut the oval with my Cuttlebug and computer generated all the script writing.  The rest of it is all stick on except for the picture which is of where they sail.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Aloha everyone!  I want to thank all of you who visited me on your way along the hop and left such lovely messages.  Every one was VERY appreciated! 
I have the winner of my blog candy; drum roll please! 
Taaaaaaaaaaa Daaaaaaaaaa, 


Please email me at and give me your address so I can get them in the mail to you!  Congrats Julia, and I hope you enjoy the goodies!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Well, it's hard to believe that Christmas is only two days away!  I have so many last minute things to do, and this gift tag was one of them.  I kept it very simple, as there are too many other things to do!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.  Mahlo nui loa to all of my wonderful followers and blog buddies who are so supportive of my fun paper crafting!  I value every one of you and am grateful for every visit and response on my blog.  You lift my spirits and inspire me every day!  MERRY, MERRY!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


It's time for another Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs!  And what a FAB group of cards our designers have done for you this week!  Be sure to stop by and be inspired!  We can't wait to see your lovely creations of this week's sketch.  And here it is!  It was done by our talented Diane Gonzalez.

For my take on this card sketch I decided to do an easel Christmas card.  The stamp is a cute penguin by Stampendous.  I colored it with my Copic's, added some glitter on the star, and some Liquid Applique on his hat for fur.  Then some embellishments of rhinestones, a present, ribbon and candy canes.  The background paper was embossed with a folder in my Cuttlebug, and the sentiment is a stamp by "Studio g".

So happy you stopped by!  I hope you join us for our Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs!


Friday, December 16, 2011


Aloha and welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges 
"Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!!

If you have hopped over from Emma's lovely blog,
then you are in the right place!  If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
 Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it! 
This is the card I've done with an adorable digi from Bugaboo Stamps called "Merry Christmoose".  The paper is from a Christmas stack called "Merrymint" by AC Patterned Paper.  All the layered rectangles are raised with pop dots.  I colored Mr. Christmoose with my Copics and put some Liquid Applique on his beard and hat.  Then I added the ribbon, sprig of holly and some Stickles on the snowflakes.

I am offering some sweet goodies for blog candy.  Some cute stamps, a mini album, tags and ribbon.  Good luck!

Next stop on the hop is the amazing Gemma!  Hop on over to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Holiday Havoc" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST December 23 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.


It's FRIDAY, and you know what that means?  Another great challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges!  What a FANTASTIC response we had for our 1st challenge!  Thanx SO much to all of you for joining us!  You made our first challenge and our blog a big success!  Come back OFTEN!

This week we would like you to design a card and "Tag It"!  In other words, include a "tag" on your card.  Our choice of images this week for the DT was provided by the wonderful Crafty Sentiments.  They are also offering our weekly prize!  

Look at this adorable digi I chose!  Just too, too sweet!  It's called "Snowman Couple".

I used lots of glitter paper, Cut the large snowflake with my Cricut, punched the border and small snowflakes with Martha Stewart punches, crystal pieces and ribbon  from my stash.   I added a touch of Liquid Applique for the snow drift at the bottom.  The snow couple was colored with my Copic's.  The little tag has the initials of me and my sweetie inside the heart, ahhhhh, isn't that cute!  It will be his Christmas card this year.

Pop on over to Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges to see all the great creations the team has done this week and join in on the fun!  Aloha~

Monday, December 12, 2011


My sweetie and I are up in northern Arizona in the White Moutains at a place called Bison Ranch and it is really snowing!  We are loving it!  We are snuggling in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate and watching the flakes swirling outside, and it is beautiful!  Earlier today we took a walk in the snow and it was so awesome.  We are supposed to have 16 to 24 inches by Wednesday, wooooo hooooo!  For an island gal this is really quite exciting!  Here are a few pics!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Where does the time go, I can't believe we are ready for another Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs!  This week our talented Diana Gonzalez has done this lovely sketch for us:

 Sassy Studio Designs is our generous Sponsor this week, and the digis they gave us to work with are FAB!  My choice is called "Cocoa".  I wanted to make it into a  Christmas theme as the holidays are nearly here!  And to me a cup of cocoa in front of a fireplace all snuggly and warm is what this image made me think of.  

 I used my Cuttlebug to cut the scalloped edge circles, colored the image with my Copic's and cut her out and raised her up with pop dots on the blue inner circle.  The sentiment was done on my computer.  Then I added a lot of "glitz" from my Christmas stash, and the rhinestones.

Be sure to come and join us at Frosted Designs for another inspiring challenge.  Our designers have made some beautiful creations for you.  Also, drop by Sassy Studio Designs and check out their great digis!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Today is the first day for a BRAND NEW BLOG!!!  Welcome to Chocolate, Coffee and Challenges!  Talk about a perfect combo, I can think of none better!  And I am so excited to be one of their first Design Team Members!  Challenges will run every two weeks starting on Fridays.  Today we are kicking off our first challenge with the theme of CELEBRATE!  Anything you would celebrate, a wedding, birthday, holiday, new baby...  You get the idea!

Our first sponsor is the awesome Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  What a wonderful selection of digis they have!  There is something for everyone.  For me, it's Stella!  I love her!  I used one of her titled  "Eat More Cake".

I colored her with my Copic's and used paper from a stack by DCWV called
"Latte".  Lovely, rich colors of chocolate and purpleThe side punched border was done with a punch by Martha StewartThen I added a little ribbon and a few brads to set it all off.

Be sure to come and join us in celebrating our first challenge.  There will be lots of amazing inspiration from the very talented Design Team, and of course the chance to win some super prizes!  Drop by and see what the gals have for you!
See you there!