Monday, April 27, 2009

There She Goes Challenge

The challenge over at There She Goes is a little blast from the past. Post the first card that you ever posted or uploaded to your gallery and then post one of your favorite cards. My first post was a pocket card I made back in January of 2007.
Here it is...

This is my favorite card:

Head on over to There She Goes and play May's challenge!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Little Ladybug

Hey-hey it's almost Friday!! {LOL!} Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. My family and I certainly did. Today's card was made for my friend's little girl that turned One. Her theme was ladybugs and let me tell you the decorations at her party were super cute!!

Everything I used was Stampin' Up! except the ribbon and die cut lettering {sizzix smoothie} The ladybug was made using different circle punches. Here's a picture of the inside...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Outta' This World

Happy Monday! Boy-oh-boy do I have tons of phone calls to make and errands to run today! I filled out so many forms this past weekend and they were all for my son who will be entering the 8th grade next school year. This packet was horrendous {pinky promise!} Medical forms, athletic forms, Ohana {family} Directory forms, Financial Aid and Tax Info forms...He even got his summer reading assignment in this packet!! Hello, didn't Spring Break just end??

Well, moving on to a funner subject, {I'm not even sure that funner is actually a word}, humm spellcheck says it is. Oki-do-ki then. Today's project is a card I made for my husband's nephew's birthday. Happy Birthday Hanalei!!

I ran a piece of Ballet Blue CS (100613 $5.50) through the Big Shot (113439 $99.95) texturizing it using the diamond shape from the Backgrounds I Texturez Plates (114512 $11.95). Then I took a piece of Basic Black CS (102851 $7.50) and stamped it randomly with the star image from the retired Little Sayings set in Whisper White Craft ink (101731 $7.50). I've been wanting to add some tearing to my projects and adding the "black space" to this card was a perfect opportunity. The Space Shuttle is one of the images from the Pun Fun set (115054 $32.95). I stamped the image in Jet Black StazOn ink (101406 $7.95) on Watercolor Paper (105019 $6.95) and watercolored the image with my Watercolor Pencils (101879 $19.95) and Blender Pen (102845 $9.95). I cut out the image and popped it up on Deminsionals (104430 $3.95) For the Earth I took my 1-3/4" Circle punch (112004 $15.95) and punched the corner of a piece of blue and green scrap, folded over the corner and added a pewter brad from the Vintage brad collection (109109 $8.95) I finished off the front of the card off by adding dots between the stars with my white uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021 $3.95). On the inside I printed on the computer "You're Outa' This World!"

I better get started on my phone calls. Till my next post...Toodles!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A New Promotion Has Arrived!

I don't have a project for you today but I want to let you in on a secret...{giggle} So I already mentioned that the Occasions Mini has been out since April 1st. Well, to make it even more wonderful Stampin' Up is offering a promotion! From April 1-30, when you buy $40 in products from the Occasions Mini or host a workshop totaling $150 or more, you'll get one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog--FREE!

This mini has soooo many great sets and items that you're gonna' want to ink up and try out. I know I did!! The Polka-Dot Treat that I made a few days ago uses the Matchbox Die from this catalog.

So email me if you're interested in Hosting a Workshop email me at and take advantage of this promotion. Or if you'd like to order online you can do so at my Demonstrator Website by clicking HERE and clicking the SHOP NOW button at the top.

Oh, I almost forgot, if you place an order online through April 30th you'll receive a FREE Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. This is another great deal for those of you who don't have a hard copy.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hey all you April Fool pranksters...I hope you got some good one's in today! My husband got me with a pretty funny one this evening. He asked me if I heard the story on the radio about the head that was found in our Kahului Harbor. Of course I was shocked and I told him I didn't and he went on to tell me that a note was attached to it. Me being the ding-dong that I am, I had to ask "What did the note say?" He replied, "I don't need NO BODY." {LOL!} I must say, that was a good laugh. On to my post. It's finally here! Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalogue!!!

If you don't have a hard copy click HERE to view the pdf version or you can click the catalogue image in my sidebar on the right. This is one of the best mini's SU has put out yet. {I think!} It is OFF THE HOOK! I couldn't wait to order from this one and I bet you will want to order too! You can order from me online by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Polka-Dot Treat

Are you ready for another week? I am! Today's post is of my first try using the Matchbox Bigz XL Die (114890 - $42.95) and coordinating Matchbox Message (113800 - $25.95) stamp set that will be coming out on April 1st in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.

The CS and DSP is from Papertrey Ink, the ribbon is from Ben Franklin Crafts and the candy inside is Nuggets from Hershey's {this is me being a smarty-pants, Tee-Hee!} Here's the inside shot...
I just want to remind everyone that the last day of Sale-A-Bration is March 31, 2009, so don't forget to get your order in to your Stampin' Up! demonstrator so you can score FREE products from the SAB catalog with any order of $50. Till my next post...Toodles!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pink Pirouette Birthday Pouch

Happy Aloha Friday! Today's post will be short 'cause I have an appointment to be at soon. The project of the day is my tweaked version of the pouch we made at regional. It's my Husband's Aunty's birthday and my son was looking through my stash for a card to give her. {isn't he a sweetheart!} I decided to step it up a bit and create a SWEET gift by adding some Hershey's kisses.

I used Textured Pink Pirouette CS for the pouch, Very Vanilla for the faux ribbon, a piece of dark pink scrap for the flower which I ran through my Big Shot using the Sizzlits Flower Blossom die and popped it onto the ribbon with an antique brad. The Upsy Daisy is stamped in Pink Pirouette and the Birthday Celebrations is a combo of Pink Passion and Close to Cocoa. Here's a side view shot...

And the back view...

I punched the same dark pink scrap and the closure of the pouch with the Eyelet Boarder Punch and staggered the two. So that's all I have time for today. Make sure you put your hand in the candy jar and try out for the Candy that's Up for Grabs in my sidebar. Till my next post...Toodles!