Thursday, August 14, 2008
This is Rachel Miller's "First Love" stamp. This is a clear stamp that stamps really clear and defined. I enjoyed coloring in this set. When I first saw these stamps, I didn't think it was as cute as "IT REALLY IS". Once I inked it up, stamped the image, and colored it in, my mind changed into "LOVIN' IT !!! I added the flower next to it! This is another simple card done.
Check out the variety of these stamps...you'll love it.... Of course, it's at Jen's Little C's stamps & things.
Feel the mood!!!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
If you'd like to see more of this stamp set, check out Jen's Little C's stamps & things. Jen created a new site for her online store. Go and check it out!!! It's great!!! She also started a gallery.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here you'll see a "Chardonnay" piece that I received from Jen back in March. She has alot of knick knacks too. I tried taking a close up picture so you can see the glitter in the champagne glass. Then there's the ric rac ribbon that I received from one of the designing divas Jodie. Thanks Jodie!!! Since her computer's been "acting up, not cooperating, talking back (hehe)" check out Jen's site for some of her creations. Boy!!! It's AWESOME!!! The sketch is taken from the talented Maria. She is also a part of Little C's Designing Divas. I'm sure when you check out her site, you'll clearly see....."SHE'S TALENTED" Her work is "BEAUTIFUL"
Monday, August 11, 2008
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Here's another Pink Cat Studio's "Sweet Treat" stamp. This one is a "sweet" cupcake. My niece loved this card because it was pink and brown. You can find more of what's on this set at Jen's Little C's Stamps & Things online store. She also has it on her blog Pieces of Me.
The ribbon is one of the things I bought from Michael's. I went to Vegas in March and decided to go to Michael's. I've heard so much about that store that I decided to check it out. Needless to say, I went NUTS!!! My cart looked as if I was a person who thought the store was closing. A gentleman saw my cart and responded, "That is why I come here instead of my wife. She tells ME what she needs and I come to the store and purchase JUST the items she needs." We both had quite a laugh. I explained to him that my husband didn't even know I was AT the store that day. (hehehe) I did enjoy shopping there.
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This stamp is from Create in Me fka Juju stamps...and guess what...Jen from Pieces of ME has this line at her online store Little C's stamps and things. Go check it out!!!!
I made this card for my sons' to give to their grandma (my mother) for mother's day. This boy looks so well behaved, unlike my 2 sons, BUT, I could picture my sons hiding flowers behind their backs to surprise their grandma. This stamp is "For you" by Penny Black. Believe it or not, I won the stamp on Ebay.
I'm sure you all notice, I love SU's Summer by the Sea (I think that was the title of this set). At the time I purchased it, I didn't know what I would do because I wasn't into coloring. But now, I'm really happy I got it because I'm finding that I LOVE COLORING!!!!....It's the "closest" I'll get to being "an ARTIST". There isn't any 2 cards that'll come out the same.
Believe it or not......
I'll have more postings of recent cards I've made. Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed it :)
This card was made back in February to some wonderful friends of my family. We spent a weekend at their beach house over a long weekend. We had lots of fun with 3 other families.
Since it's been a while, I can't remember what colors I used. These were SU paper, buttons, and stamps. I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color it in. I wanted to make it look as relaxing as possible because it was such a relaxing weekend.
STAY TUNED for more cards!!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I had so much fun making this "boy" card. I normally have a hard time doing male cards, but this one was fun. I think it shows that I had fun with it as well.
Stamp: TAC Wild West & TAC Everday Events
CS: SU Certainly Celery & SU Not quite Navy
DP: TAC Just Like Dad
Ink: SU Not quite Navy, Black, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, SU Markers, TAC Skin Tone pencils
Accessories: SU Ticket punch & Cutter kit (Distress)
Here's another card, I had fun doing. My eyelets are definitely not lined up straight....I ate too much ICE CREAM and my hands were shaking...... (hehehe...hahaha)
Stamp: TAC Ice Cream, TAC Level B Hostess Fluffy Friends
CS: I can't remember where I got these CS from.
DP: TAC Miss Moxie
Ink: SU Real Red, TAC Impress Bright Markers & TAC Skin Tone pencils
Accessories: SU Red Grosgrain & SU Big flower eyelets (retired).
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Here's the recipe:
Stamps: SU Weathered Background, TAC More Abundance & TAC Cars
Ink & CS: SU Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, & Lavender Lace
DP: TAC Pop Rockz
Accessories: All SU; Rich regal brads, Rounder Corner punch, Spiral Binding punch, Cutter Kit (Distress)
I'll share when I receive the swaps. I can't wait to see my fellow angel's swaps......
Monday, January 21, 2008
Stamp used: SU Wild Rose, SU Brighter Tomorrow
Ink: SU Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Lovely Lilac and Lavender Lace
CS: Lovely Lilac and Lavendar lace, cream
Accessories: Large Oval Spellbinders
This card I made for my aunt who is getting better every day. She has been in and out of the hospital from September. She lives in Kauai, and has been here on Oahu from October. She has been medivac'd from Kauai to Oahu several times between September through October. Her health wasn't looking good. My cousins from Kauai alternated coming here to spend time with her in the hospital. She was not well enough for a heart surgery she needed. Finally, in the middle of November, doctors said she had "NO CHOICE". She had to get the surgery. This was very scary. She survived the surgery. Recovery was another big step. Whenever, she went home from the hospital, couple days later, she was going back in. I think it was in the beginning of December, when she finally was able to show positive signs of continual improvement. She will be going back to Kauai soon, which is a good sign. She was unable to spend Christmas and New Years with her immediate family (all of my cousins and her grandchildren). Being such a family oriented person, I'm sure this was really hard for her. She also has a lot of extended family up there that are praying for a complete recovery.
Just to share her heart and what kind of person she is, when we were struck with Hurricane Iniki, it destroyed Kauai completely. They went on for months without electricity. My aunt opened her restaurant to feed and help the local residents on Kauai. Like all other businesses, they suffered, but she knew everyone was struggling and felt she wanted to make sure no one went hungry. Now, all of that love for her is coming back. During her stay at the hospital, it was so crowded, people were oozing out of her room....I thought we would get in trouble "for real". A lot of Kauai residents that have moved here were there. But when she needed her rest, everyone respected that. However, being surrounded by people is what makes her happy. She loves praying for people who are in need, so I'm sure everyone reciprocated in her time of need. So this card, I made with GREAT HAPPINESS that she is getting better. With this card, I'm giving her a "beautiful fleece blanket" that was made by a fellow angel, Barbara. Thank you Barbara!!..
Stamp: TAC Flowers & Holly & SU (retired) Elegant Greetings
CS: SU So saffron, Certainly Celery
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi; Prismacolor pencil & Gamsol
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, large rectangle scallop spellbinders.
Thank you Teri for your thoughtfulness!!!!! I was pleasantly surprised and happy to receive this. I'm not sure if you can see it, but the trees are "sparklin w/glamour"
This is a card I received from Mary O'Farrell. I've never met her but she is TAC's angel #1. How cool is that!!!
This gift box was decorated by my angel sister Jodie. The paper was glittery and cheery with the snowman stamp on it. This was my secret santa gift that I was very pleased with. Thank you Jodie!!!! Here's the goodies that were in the box. Lots of grosgrain ribbons, ric rac (sp?) ribbons and a cute IZZY B notepad. I can't wait to use them.
At our last angel outing, Jen surprised all of us, by giving us a wrapped gift and asked us not to open it until Christmas. It was wrapped and tied with this chipboard tag. Each were personalized with our First name Alphabet and personalized with our name. Hopefully, you can see her personalized handwriting with my name. This is such a useful tag. I know it has snowflakes and a poinsettia, but I use it as my bookmark for books that I read. I think I have a "pretty special" bookmark. Dont' ya think so??!!
On Christmas day, (yes, I didn't cheat; I'm very obedient, now that I'm a parent), I opened the present to find this designer paper. It's really nice paper. I didn't take a snapshot of all the pages but just 2 of them to show at least 4 sheets that it has.
Not only are pink and brown nice, but blue w/green & brown are nice to. Dont' you agree?
And yes...circles...can't get enough of them. In this retro pack it has squares too. Thank you Jen. This was just the wrapped gift we received. During that angel gathering, we also received a lot of "door prizes" as Jen called it. She had them all wrapped up. I got TAC's winter sparkles stamp set. Thank you very much!!!! She's very giving and will always take the time to help out if you run into a glitch with your creativity.
I'm sharing a couple of pictures that I took to show, there was a lot of popping going on, on my girlfriend's street. I spend every New Year's eve with them.
This picture just doesn't give these fireworks justice to what it was like IRL. These were 2 large Duck fireworks that joined at the top. I swear it lasted a good 10 seconds and it was over. This was really something. The duck brand fireworks are "LOUD" and I swear every single one of them pop. This was my friends' neighbors that blew this. The neighbors right in that area, just watched this one in "awe". Okay..okay...okay...for those that know me, yes...I did see the $$$ signs just going in this 10 seconds or less too. But I totally enjoyed it....I guess cuz it wasn't my $$$...(haha)
These were some "aerials" (did I spell this right), that we were seeing from "I don't know where"....
Prior to the clock striking midnight....2 of my girlfriends, their daughter and me, stamped and had fun.
Bringing in the new year, brought a blog challenge. My computer caught a "bad virus" on new years day. I was out of commission for a while. Once I got it up and running, I didn't realize how much I depend on my computer, but talk about catching up and cleaning up my files.
So, here's wishing you all a VERY BELATED HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I hope your new years was a great one.
Here in Hawaii, it was....even if Hawaii lost....I think everyone still had a lot of Hawaii PRIDE at the SUGARBOWL. They stuck together until the end.