Design Teams

Monday, February 25, 2013

MAHALO! (thank you!)

As I was working on a few things here on my blog today, I started reading lots of past comments that you have posted.  It got me thinking about how fortunate I am to have your support.  So, no card today, just a very sincere THANX for taking the time to drop by!  Whether you leave a comment or not, your visits are so appreciated.  And to those of you who do leave comments, your kind words and interest in me and my blog hold a special place in my heart!  Without your support I probably wouldn't be sharing my creations with you.  I love visiting your blogs so much and am so inspired by all the amazing talent I see!  LOVE YA'S!!  Have a great week!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Aloha blogger friends!  Are you ready for another great challenge over at CC&CC?!  Our sponsor this challenge is one of my favorites, Bugaboo Digi Stamps Their images are so great and I love using them.  This time our theme is "Buttons and Bows", how fun!  I chose this cute image called JJ Sewing.  I colored her with my Copic's and paired her up with some adorable papers by DCWV called The Crafty Stack.  I thought they were perfect because they had buttons and scissors which matched JJ.  I also really liked the colors.  Of course I then had to add more buttons and the ribbon bow.

So hop on over to CC&CC and join us for this fun challenge.  Our DT team has made some lovely cards that are bound to be inspiring!  I know you have an idea brewing and ready to be created!  See you there!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hello all.  This is not card or craft related, but I just HAD to share!  Yesterday we had a real cold storm with lots and lots or rain.  Then late in the afternoon we got a BIG surprise!  SNOW!!!!  Now that is something you really don't see HERE very often!  In fact I have NEVER seen it here in the city like this!  Usually if we do get some, it never sticks to the ground, it just melts as it nears the ground.  Some areas of the city really got socked!  Take a look at what we had yesterday!

It didn't last long, and in our area it was only a dusting, but it sure 
made my day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hello, and happy Wednesday.  Hang in there, only a couple days till the weekend!  I want to start the day with this card, another Valentine that I made but didn't post.  I made quite a bunch that didn't get posted, so forgive me if Valentine's keep popping up from time to time, lol!

 I really like the sentiment with this one, I think it is so true!

I used a die cut for the base beneath the image which I colored with Copic's, added some flowers, lace, ribbon and embellies.

Then I made up this sentiment for the inside:

Mahalo for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!

Entered in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine ~ Lace, Ribbon Twine
City Crafter ~ All that Glitters
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ Pink and White
Flourishes ~ Use Red
The Ribbon Carousel ~ Love Is In The Air
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT ~ Pink +

Monday, February 18, 2013


Another Monday and a brand new week!  I'm starting it out by posting a card I made for a dear friend who broke his knee and is laid up for a while.  He's having a hard time keeping still as he is a very active person.  So I thought I would try to cheer him up a bit.

I kept it very simple with just a few layers for color and the image is colored with my Copic's.  Add several buttons and the sentiment and voila!

Mend quickly my friend, I miss you!

Entered in the following challenges:
 Cards In Envy ~ Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Forever Friends & Co ~ Animals and/or Butterflies and/or Birds
Ink It Pink ~ In The Garden
Squigglefly ~ Use A Sentiment
Craft Room Challenge ~ For A Man
Loves Rubber Stamps ~ Lots Of Layers
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY ALL!  I wish you love and happiness whether you are a single or a couple!  Today's card is the one I made for my sweetie.  We had a big laugh because the one he gave me is the same subject (kissing fish) and also most of the same colors!  I guess after 26 years together we are still on the same wave length, lol!

The image is colored with my Copic's, mounted of a die cut, then I added glitter and ribbon.  This is the card I made for him:

This is the card he got for me!  It even has glitter on the fishes fins too!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I really do believe that love is beautiful, all kinds of love.  Because I think it all boils down to respect, admiration, dedication, and loyalty to our partner in life.  This card was made for a very dear girlfriend and her lovely partner of ten years.  They are two of the sweetest gals you will ever meet.  I wanted to do something very special and personal for them.  I went vintage and really enjoyed doing this card.  I used lots of distress ink, pearls and lace.  I also added a cupid charm, twine and a flower made of fabric and pearls.  The image was an old post card I found in an antique shop.  I really love how it all came together, and I am so happy they were thrilled to receive it.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Aloha all, another week has started and I'm busy getting ready for Valentine's Day!  I really enjoyed making Valentine's this year, but I didn't make as many as usual.  I had to apologize to some friends and family because I just wasn't able to get to all the loved ones on my list.  Thankfully, they understand!

This card is for my daughter.  She told me she would like a card with a cat and a fleur de lis, both things she loves.  So here is the end result.

 The image is by Dearie-Dolls (soooo cute) and was colored with my Copic's.  I used a Martha Stewart around the corner heart punch for the background, added a die cut corner frame, flowers and various other bits of bling.  She got the card in the mail and called me to tell me it is her most favorite card I've made her!  Success!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenges ~ Show us Your Heart
Corrosive Challenges ~ Hearts and Flowers
Glitter n Sparkle ~ Girls Are Made Of
Great Impressions ~ Have A Heart
PanPastel ~ Love and Romance
ABC Challenges ~ Red, Pink, White/Vanilla
Card Mania ~ Love
Craft Your Passion ~ My Valentine
Creative Creations ~ It Must Be Love
House of Gilli ~ Pink and BLing
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Valentines
My Craft Spot ~ For Your Sweetheart
Ooh La La Creations ~ Love Story
Paper Playtime ~ Border Punches
Victorine Stamps ~ Valentine's and Hearts

Friday, February 8, 2013


Welcome back to another fun challenge at CC&CC!  Let's give a BIG drum roll to  announce our new Design Team of very talented ladies!!!  We are so lucky to have them on our team.  I know they will bring you LOTS of inspiration in the months ahead.

HOBBIES!  I know you all have at least one, and probably many more!  Join in and make a card showing us your favorite one!  Our super sponsor Milk Coffee gave our DT a variety of images to choose from and this cute chickie family was my choice, tooooo cute!  I colored it with some new markers I purchased.  They are Spectrum Noir.  On the whole they are very cost efficient and work pretty good.  They have a few things I find negative, but are quite useable.  They will NEVER replace my Copic's, but I didn't expect them to!  (I may do a full review sometime soon.)  In any case, after coloring I mounted the image on a circle cut with my Cuttlebug and added the little flowers and the sentiment.  
Here is the result.

OK!  Now it's your turn to join in and have some fun.  Show us your creations and also, be sure to stop by and say hello to our new DT!