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Friday, June 29, 2012


TGIF!  A new weekend ahead and hopefully time for you to do some crafting!

Today's card is for my cousin's daughter who has a new little one due in November.  We don't know yet if it is a boy or a girl, but are anxious to find out!  She has an adorable little boy that is four, so she is hoping for a girl.  This is the sweetest stamp from Stamping Bella called "Baby Carriage Bella".   I colored her with my Copic's, used a border punch for the bottom edge below the bow (kind of hard to see) and hung a charm from the bow, then added some roses.  The papers are from a lovely stack called "The  French Country Stack" by DCWV.  I'm pleased with how this one came out.

 No matter where you are, I hope you have super weather for a wonderful summer weekend!  Aloha!


Welcome to another great challenge!  This week it's fun and easy, ANYTHING GOES!!!  That's sweet an simple, lol!  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments.  I used this cute image called Rosie and Roxy, adorable.  I did it in monochromatic tones of peachy pink and made it a bit fussy and fancy.  Hope you like it!  Come joins at CC&CC for this fun challenge!

Monday, June 25, 2012


Happy Monday and onward to a new week.  I hope yours is productive and a good one!

Today's card is for my BFF in Hawaii who I miss soooooo much!  She loves ducks, penguins and Snoopy.  I did this penguin for her to cheer her up.  I know it will bring a chuckle to her day.  The penguin and surfboard are a cut file from My Scrap Chick, it's one of their "Dollar Downloads" and is called Surfin' Penguin.  If you are looking for images for paper piecing, this place is the bomb!  The background papers are from a set called 
Tahiti Beach Stack by DCWV.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Happy weekend everyone, hope you are having a good one.  I am staying inside and keeping cool and working on some cards.  This one is for my cousin's husband who is retiring next week.  He is sooooo looking forward to it, and I understand why!  They are big beach people, so when I found this Bugaboo digi of Gus I knew I found the right image.  He cracks me up and I know that he will bring a smile to Steve's face too!  
Happy Retirement Steve, well earned!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Here is another of the shaped cards that is one from the patterns that were in Paper Crafts Magazine.  There was a picture of it on their cover and it's adorable.  I turned the pattern into an SVG file so I could cut it with my Cricut (yes I still have the old software in my computer so I can do that!)  Here is how mine turned out.  I love the retro look of it!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Here we are mid way through another week and summer is in full swing.  Hope you are having a good one!

Today I did another card for my sweetie.  He is really getting tired of being alone and I sure miss him too!  I decided to do something a bit more romantic to try and cheer him up.  I hope it doesn't make him more depressed!  The oval frame and the flourish leaves were cut with my Cuttlebug, and I also used it to the emboss background behind the couple.  The couple is a sihlouette cut cut with my Cricut.  It turned out to look a bit deco which I like.

I think this would make a good anniversary or wedding card.

See you again soon, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Welcome and thanx for stopping by!  Our talented Ann at Frosted Designs has provided another wonderful sketch for our 21st challenge!  Take a look.

I used shades of blue and did a stamp resist using clear embossing powder.  The stamps are ones I won in a previous challenge and I am really enjoying them.  I cut the circles with my Cuttlebug, added some fancy ribbon trim.  I hand printed the sentiment as my white ink just didn't show up very well on the dark blue paper.  It was an easy project and as always fun to do!

 Come join us at Frosted Designs for a fun challenge and get 
your mojo working!

Friday, June 15, 2012


Good morning!  My posts for today are bright and colorful.  I received my latest issue of Paper Crafts Magazine and what a SUPER issue it is!  There was an article on "shaped" cards that included the patterns of some of them on their web page.  Well of course you can count me in for any freebies!  I imported the files and used them as SVG files and cut them out with my Cricut.  This one I used on a card instead of a shaped card on it's own.  I did two versions and plan on doing more.  They are so easy and have endless possibilities!

On the first one I used paper for the hat that was already embossed when purchased.  I added the inked edges. gathered ribbon and of course one of my paper flowers and a couple leaves.  The sentiment was computer generated and put on a frame cut with my Cuttlebug.

I told my daughter what I was making and she asked me to do one for her.  She requested the color combo of turquoise and yellow.  Here is what I came up with.

I embossed the turquoise paper for the hat in my Cuttlebug and all the rest is the same as on the first card.  They make me wish I was at home on my beloved island and was headed for the beach . . .


Here we go again!  Time for another fun challenge over at the super Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges.  This week our theme is "Coffee with Cream"!

Meaning use the colors of brown and cream.  We were given a choice of images to use by this week's generous sponsor, Delicous Doodles, and I chose an adorable coffee cup.  I decided with such a theme I had to honor our site and use some Java!  So, here we go!

The words "Java Jolt"  and the square were cut with my Cricut.  I used a copper color pen on the letters for a bit of shine.  I cut out some stamped coffee beans and added them.  The beans and  sentiment are from a stamp set I all ready had.  There is gold ink sponged on the brown paper behind the cup, and also around the edges of the base layer of the card.

OK, now it's your turn to show us what you can do!  See you there!

This card is entered in the challenge at Sisterhood Sundays.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Aloha all, time for another card post.  I worked on some more flowers, no surprise!  I admit, I'm hooked!  All were made with svg files and a few punches.  The corners were done with a punch as was the butterfly.  I'm not sure why I like doing the flowers so much, I just do, lol.

Mahalo for stopping by, your visits are always appreciated!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I can't believe we are half way through the week!  This year is really flying by.  I'm ready for cool weather already, lol.  It's 104 degrees here today, ugh!  OK, no more complaining about the heat and on to more fun things, another card.  I am so into making my own paper flowers at the moment.  I made my own cut file that makes the round swirl piece to make roses.  It works really well and I have been busy making roses!  This was today's creation.  The background was embossed with my Cuttlebug, I added die cut pieces of  leaves and flourishes to set off the roses and also a cute little rhinestone butterfly.

Enjoy the rest of your week, it won't be long till another weekend will be here!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Aloha and happy Sunday!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I spent a bit of this morning doing this card.  The stamps I used on this card are ones that I won in a previous challenge at Sisterhood Sundays.  Thanx so much for the lovely prize!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a good week ahead.

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Basicgrey Challenges ~ Clean and Simple 
PaperPlay Challenges ~ Back to Kraft Basics
 Totally Gorjuss ~ Sunshine
Polka Doodle ~ Lots of Flowers
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Welcome to another Frosted Designs Card Sketch Tuesday!  And a BIG THANX to those of you who played along with us this past challenge.  Lovely entries by all!

This week Ann has come up a fun sketch I know you will enjoy.  It can be done as seen or flipped, your choice.  Lots of possibilities here!

I really liked the nice clean lines of this one and decided to keep it very simple.  I did an Asian design, one of my favorites to do.  I know I've said it before, but I really love the simplicity of this type of card.  I even kept the color to a minimum, using only red Copic's for the color.  I really like how it stands out with the black and white.

Please join us for a fun challenge and show us your creations!  You may even win a great prize offered this week by our sponsor Ginger Snap Scraps!  
Good Luck!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Aloha, today I am posting something a bit different.  Over at Paper Craft Planet they are doing a "Stick Pin Swap".  I love to make stick pins so I decided to join in!  The theme is flowers, which I also love making, so it was a perfect 
win ~ win for me!  I used various beads from my stash and some of my hand made paper flowers.  They are presented on tags with ribbon trim.

If you are interested, come join in.  If you are not a member, it's easy to join and it's free.  It's a super site with so much great info, lots of ideas and tutorials.  Here is the link.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Welcome all!  

Can I have a drum roll please!!!  We are announcing our new Design Team Members for Chocolate Coffee & Card Challenges!  Welcome aboard Ladies!  We are so happy to have you and are so excited with your wonderful creations!  More great inspiration!  Be sure to visit their blogs and see their amazing creations!

Jenn our Leader and Owner
Christine (2nd Term)
Joanne (me, lol! 2nd Term)

ALSO, a giant THANK YOU to our loyal followers!!!  We had nearly 200 of you play along on this past challenge, WOW!  We really appreciate your support!!

Well take a look at this great pic we have for our new challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges!  I LOVE the colors on this one, what fun!  Such a great color scheme for inspiration.  Lets see what you can do!

Our generous sponsor this week is Digi Doodle Shop.  I used their cute birdhouse image, it looks so summer and fun to me.  It is called "Tea Pot Birdie".

The frame behind the image was cut with my Cuttlebug, I colored the image with my Copic's, added the lace, button flower and dew drops.  It sure was a fun card to do!  

Please come join in for this fun challenge.  AND meet out new Design Team, they are awesome!