Friday, July 31, 2009

I am featured on...Inspirational Blog...

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I am so honored with this blessing to be featured on the Inspirational blog...Thank you Julie for blessing me with this! I hope you are inspired by what you see and I would love to hear what you think =) if you click will take you straight to the date that I was featured on this wonderful blog site! thank you for all your support!
have a wonderful weekend!

Blog Awards..

I am so blessed to have wonderful blogging sisters...they have honored me by giving me these two awards! I am putting this in my slide show below! Thank you ladies for thinking of me! I am passing this on to all of you who come to visit my blog daily! thank you for always inspiring me! I go to visit your blogs be inspired!
Happy Aloha Friday!
hope everyone has a wondeful weekend!
please be safe but have fun!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to School...

here's a short post today...My daughter will be going back to school on Monday! she's excited to start again...with that she wants all her things decorated! How could I say no? so I got her composition book and altered it a bit =) I used the Aloha HK sizzix die and the retro metro letters to make her name. I used the pretty paper from the DCWV.
here is the secret to be able to use a 12 x 12 DP to cover the front and the back and only have to use one sheet...cut the DP exactly in you have 6"...use the corner rounder to do the one side of the corners. so now you have two (2) - 6" x 9 3/4"...then you have enough to do the back side of this composition book. then you can use any CS 4" x 9 3/4" to cover the binding of the book. I decided to stamp it as well, so it didn't look too plain. my BFF made one for her daughter and one person commented on it by telling her to use contact paper to cover it, otherwise it takes a beating...which I know it does. So I had some laminating paper and I covered her book front to back. I hope it survives the school year!

thanks for stopping by today!
we will make it to the weekend!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My favorite gorjuss girl...

So I wanted to make some personal items for the girls that won my blog candy that I just had going on for one week! It makes the candy a little more personal and I wanted to give them something special from here is one of my other passions...besides making shaker cards...I love to make checkbook covers. I love this gorjuss girl too...she's sitting and she fits perfectly among the flowers =) this one went to Elena...who loves pink and purple! I love that new DP that I just got from J's. and I love my prima flowers...I use them on everything! I colored her with my copics...and added a sugar coated brad for the I wanted to try Jodi's image folder again, but I wanted to make it smaller so that it could fit in the bubble packaging that I was going to send their candy winnings in. so I came up with my own measurements...this folder is 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"...score it at 4 1/4" (horizontal) and score it at 1 1/2" (vertical) on one side...this is for the pockets that will hold the images in. decorate to your liking...I used the new in colors from SU and of course my favorite gg! I added ribbon to keep the folder closed...colored with my copics and added a sentiment!
here's what it looks like when the folder is opened...
I used pink brads to hold the pockets...
then I added images...the gorjuss girl set #3...
hope Elena liked her handmade items...
happy hump day everyone!
it's a pleasure to know you stopped by =)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hippie Anya...

It was long over I wanted to say Thank You to Enjoli for my sweetie! So I finally got a chance to send her something and I wanted to make her a card. I just bought the hippie anya I wanted to use her! I colored her with my copics and used a flower for her hair. I used my flower nesties and some pretty DP that I got from Pineapple Cove...if you get a chance you should stop by Manle's store! It's on the rooftop of Kahala Mall...right next to the escalators that take you straight to the movie theatres! I stamped the sentiment from SU.
hope everyone is starting off their week well.
thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Sunday!...turned in to Monday...

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday! I had an awesome Sunday as I finally got to meet a lot of my fellow Aloha Island Girls from this blogging world! here they are from left to right...back row: Michelle, Amara (Michelle's daughter), Nicky, Dawne, Janis and to the front row: Kyoko, Linda, Joni, Jodi, Jenny V (behind Jodi), ME, Teri and Denise!
Denise was so sweet to open her house up to us so that we could have a wonderful time... socializing and just enjoying each others company! Thank you Denise and Jamee!
Thank you girls...for all these beautiful RAKS! I was overwhelmed! I know I went home with more than with I came with! You gals are just all too sweet! I came straight home and took pictures of all these awesome creations!
these are the purses I made for the gals who came today! I wanted to make them some special handmade items that they can remember me by =). I filled them with a checkbook cover with matching pen and tins filled with stuff! I hope they all enjoyed it!
I also decided to make some flowers too. I daughter called me "crazy" but I wanted to share this with them too! I started making them at midnight...went to bed at 3 am! my fingers are still a little sore to the touch but it was all worth it!
It was such a pleasure to meet all of you gals!
thank you for the laughs...the stamping fun and for the friendship!
I had a blast...the time of my life and I can't wait to do this again!
till the next time...a hui hou! Mahalo nui loa!

Tri-shutter card...

I got to see first hand on how this tri-shutter card was made...I went to Teri's house one weekend and we tried to make a few things...this was one of them! Teri printed out instructions for me because I wanted to make a full front card. This card went to Maria...Stampin' Inspirations for my OCS that Teri...Big Ideas from a Little Girl has every month. If you would like to join us in this One Card Swap (OCS), please go to Teri's blog and sign up =) It's lots of fun and you get to meet lots of new blogging sisters! now on to my card...I used my nesties, cuttlebug folder, prima flowers, surfer Emma and colored her with my copics.
here's what the card looks like once it's opened...
I wanted to fill every I used sentiments, flowers and butterflies...I had so much fun making may want to give this a try! here is the link to this: tri-shutter card

hope everyone is recovering from the weekend!

Happy Monday!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Elena...crocheted flower blog candy!

Elena...Bearasaurus..."Addicted to crafts"...
is having a wonderful SUMMER SPECIAL CROCHETED FLOWER BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY...look at what you can win =)
go and check her blog out...she has some wonderful creations to share!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


So my daughter woke up this morning and I told her that she had a big task of pulling names today for the grand blog candy giveaway! she was so's a picture of her pulling names! **REMEMBER...everyone has a double entry to this candy!**
THANK all who came to join me this week for the blog candy giveaway! I appreciate the comments and the information about yourself...It means so much to me =) so here we go!
here are the names of the ladies that got pulled from the bag...
1) Kris
2) Maria
3) Denise
4) Tracy H
5) Joni H
6) Kyoko
7) Michele
8) Sassy Scrapin' 
9) Liann
10) Enjoli
11) Elena
and the winner is...
Blogger Islander Girl said...
Oh my girlie! What great blog candy!!! Oh before I forget, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!! Your blog is truly an inspirations and I love always visiting such a creative site!
Hmmm, I'm not so sure how I found your blog! I think I found it last year and I probably did a search for Hawaii bloggers. I'm just so happy that I found it!
Hope you're doing well, and I'm so tryin' to catch up on my jetlag and chores! LOL! This trip wiped me out!

please send me your address to my email!

have a wonderful blogging sisters!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


***now closed***thanks for playing everyone!***
okie dokie...I guess I made this last one a little too easy for everyone!! and if you didn't know what my favorite color could guess by everyone else! LOL! I am going to save this one though so that I have a list of everyone's favorite may come in handy one day!!! thank you everyone for playing along and for answering questions...I hope you all are having fun by giving a little factual information about yourself! I'm having such wonderful time reading all your comments! I want to thank everyone for stopping by, visiting, commenting and playing along! If you were wondering how I was picking a winner...I go to and put in the actual # of people who commented and then it gives me a #. I then go and count each comment (taking out the duplicates) and get a winner! but for this last grand prize...I will have my daughter...once again...pull a name...but she will keep pulling a name until the 12th person has been pulled! If you didn't know...12 is my favorite #! the 12th person will win! GOOD-LUCK EVERYONE! oh and btw...everyone will have a double entry to this candy!
here are the last time =)
1) if you are not a follower of my blog, please sign up
2) you don't need to have a blog...just leave me a comment
3) you must have left me a comment prior to this, but not for blog candy
***question: how did you come to find my blog?
so on to my last blog candy giveaway!
here's what I have...
12 x 12 DP
cuttlebug embossing folder (birds and swirls)
Aloha Hello Kitty Sizzix Die
prima flowers
mosaic mosaique (crystal stickers)
2 gorjuss girl stamps (mounted)
I am also adding...
fancy prima flowers
Hello Kitty w/ flower sizzlit
and a couple handmade items...
I am going to close the count at 11:59 Hawaii time.
I will be announcing the winner on Saturday morning.

so to the winner of Thursday's blog candy...PAPER KISSES...
Hi Joy, My fav color is Pink and I know yours is definitely PURPLE!!!!
CHALSIE...send me your addy to my email =)
thanks everyone for playing! here we go for my BLOG-A-VERSARY date:
July 24, 2009~one year!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday Blog Candy...

here we's Thursday! and it's another chance to win the blog candy!
here are the rules...
1) if you are not a follower of my blog, please sign up
2) you don't need to have a blog...just leave me a comment
3) you must have left me a comment prior to this, but not for blog candy
***question: what's your favorite color?
***bonus: what's my favorite color?
(this will give you an extra entry for the grand prize tomorrow)
my favorite color is...???
you must know what my favorite color is by now...if I haven't left you a comment about it then I must have noted it in my blog somewhere!
here's what you can win...
sizzix frame
rachel ann miller stamp
stamping bella stamp
victoria case stamp

thanks for playing...hope you've been having a chance to play every day!

the winner of yesterday's prize is: ELENA! congrats to's what she said: My favorite flower is Roses! They remind me of my mom who had a rose garden. She is now with all the angels above watching over her and all her roses!
please send me your address...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Blog Candy!

here are at Wednesday! here's another chance to win my blog candy giveaway!
here are the rules...
1) if you are not a follower of my blog, please sign up
2) you don't need to have a blog...just leave me a comment
3) you must have left me a comment prior to this, but not for blog candy
***question: what's your favorite flower?
my favorite flower used to be a tulip...but now it's gerbera daisies!
here's what you can win today...
sizzix rub-ons...
"F" chipboard...for friends =)
printed flowers

looking foward to hear your answers!
thanks for stopping by!

sorry so late, but the winner is: ANGIE...Hi Joy! I am now a follower. I was a subscriber only, but now I"m both so I'll get the emails and your posts will show up on my blogger page for following. My favorite holiday is probably Christmas. There is so much happiness around Christmas, and the reason behind it is so wonderful that I just love that day!

please email me: w/ your addy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Blog Candy!

it's Tuesday! here's another chance to win another blog candy giveaway!
here are the rules...
1) if you are not a follower of my blog, please sign up
2) you don't need to have a blog...just leave me a comment
3) you must have left me a comment prior to this, but not for blog candy
***question: what's your favorite holiday and why?
my favorite holiday is: CHRISTMAS...
I love the feeling of family, friends and giving! It's brings out the best in most people. so with that I am giving away some Christmas goodies...
snowflake sizzlit
hero arts stamps w/ bling
metallic brads

thanks for visiting me today!

the winner is: JONI H...Hannah Montana! We only have 1 TV and my kids dominate. When I dominate, Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
send me your email =)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Blog Candy!

As I week long blog candy! I will make one year on July 24, here I am to celebrate daily for a week! I wanted to give more people a chance to win! so here are the rules...these rules will be for each blog candy...but the question will change.
1) if you are not a follower of my blog, please sign up
2) you don't need to have a blog...just leave me a comment
3) you must have left me a comment prior to this, but not for blog candy
***question: what's your favorite tv show?
my favorite tv show: Criminal's on Wednesday nights @ 8 pm.
here is what you can win...
ketto wasabi stamp
TGF superstar anya
3 rolls of ribbon

thanks for stopping by!
can't wait to hear your comments!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunflower...Sunshine...Blog Candy!

I will be celebrating my one year BLOG-A-VERSARY! so please stay tuned next week as I will be giving away some blog candy!!! all next week...July 20-24, 2009. I will be giving away blog candy every day of the week starting Monday and ending on Friday. I will be leaving the winner of each blog candy for the day at the end of my posting of the next blog candy giveaway. If you don't claim your candy by the end of the next day...I will pull another name from that day's posting. good-luck to everyone =)
have a wonderful weekend =)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

butterfly and flowers...

I decided to make my own gift card holder for my niece who celebrated her 10th birthday. I wanted the GCH to be different as I have made so many in the past. I saw a few different designs and then came up with this one. I like how it turned out. the base CS is 3 1/2" x 12". you will score it at 3" and 8". make sure the shorter side is on the left. This is where you will decorate the left flap. I used so saffron...3 1/4" x 4 1/4", certainly celery...3" x 4" and then white 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" all CS. decorate to your liking...I used dew drops, ribbon and the Simple Friendship stamp set from SU.
here is what it looks like when the first (left) flap is opened...I decorated the right flap with the sentiment Happy Birthday!
here's what it looks like once it's fully opened...I made a pocket for the gift card. the pocket is 3" x 3 1/2" and I used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the top. I had a picture of her from last school year, so I decided to use it. her name also starts with a K so I used the thickers to give it a more personal touch.
I took a picture to show you of what it looks like from the top. I like it because it gave it a two flap open...and just a different style.
happy "hump" day everyone...I am so glad that this week is almost over! stay tuned next week as I am going to celebrate my one year of blogging! what does that mean? it means BLOG CANDY!!! and lots of it! woot! woot!
oh...btw...Dawne at Dawney*s Delights is having her blog anniversary...give her a shout out and check out all her wonderful creations!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mrs. Yamada's gift...

On July 10, 2009...Taelyn had her last day of her special session of summer school. She really liked this teacher and I wanted to make something special for her. My daughter was so cute to try to find out Mrs. Yamada's favorite colors. She told me it was pink, white, yellow, black...So I tried to make everything in those colors. I tried to make my own open window box again, but this time I made it easier for me. I used my label one nesties to cut the window on the CS and then used a size bigger nestie for the DP. this came out so much better! here are the measurements...6" x 9" for the bottom of the box...5 1/4" x 8 1/4" for the top. Bottom of the box...score @ 1" all around. Top cover...score @ 1/2" all around.
here is what it looks like opened...I used so saffron for the cover and chocolate chip for the bottom of the box with CS. I added some prima flowers to decorate the outside of the box. Look at the yummy DP! I love this new line from doodlebug!
here I made a checkbook cover with my favorite gorjuss girl! I used Imaginisce DP and added some prima flowers with sugar coated brads...
I also made a photo holder I used Wasabi from the Ketto line! I cut her out...oh boy is it very hard to do...I swear I almost cut off her arm and her neck! yikes!
last I decided to make her a simple post-it-note holder. I love the cupcakes, so I used that DP for the base and HK's bow.
I had to make a card so Taelyn could write a special message to her teacher...thanking her for a wonderful summer. I decided to use TGF! she is darling! I used yellow and pink as it was one of Mrs. Yamada's favorite colors. colored all my images with copics. I added a matching pen and some hand sanitizer to the gift box.
aren't you amazed? the year is going by so fast! it's the middle of July and then Christmas will be right around the corner! okay...I need to slow down...take it one day at a time =) thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grab bag...

Every year we have our annual neighborhood watch dinner...we do grab bags for this occasion, so I like to make handmade gifts...I decided to make a open window box for this. I had a hard time to do the I decided to make my own box size instead of using the Valentine's day box template from PTI. I wanted it to be a little smaller. here's what it looked like...I added prima flowers and the HK butterfly embossed.
here is what the box looks like opened...
I decided to make some cards to fill the box with...I used the ketto stamp line! they are so cute and I loved coloring them! I love the new DP from doodlebug too! I used my spellbinders to enhance the images and some ribbon. I colored them all with my copics.
here are the cards one by one...this is Phoebe...
here's Yoko and Ono...
this is Wasabi...
last minute I decided to add in a checkbook cover...I used the gorjuss girl from Set 1 that Jodi...Inked Inspirations was so nice to stamp me some!
I had a blast making this! I love the DP!
thanks for stopping by!
hope everyone will have a great week!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cute box...

I know...I know...I have been MIA since I left for Vegas...sorry gang! I am back! I also have been creating a few things, but I just haven't had a chance to post anything! So this cute box creation is inspired by Teri...Big Ideas from a Little Girl...I had a project to do, that was given to me and needed to be done in less than a week. So I asked my GGF Teri to HELP me! after we made 35 of them...I wanted to thank Teri for all her help. So I created my own little cute box and this is what it came out to be! Thank you Teri for always being there and for the inspiration!
here is what it looks like on the inside...I stamped it with Circle Circus from SU. I used DP from doodlebug and the flower sizzix die...all from J's. I used the glad friends senitment from SU. I filled it with a couple of dandelion stamps =)
here are the measurements...bottom of box...6 1/2 x 8 1/2 CS. score the 6 1/2 way...1 1/2 & 5. score the 8 1/2 way...3 1/2 & 5. top of box...3 1/2 x 6 1/2 DP. score @ 3 1/2 & 5. the band is 1 x 11...score @ 3 1/2, 5, 8 1/2 & 10. decorate to your liking and you are done!

thanks for sticking it out with me and for coming back to visit! I am so appreciative to all of you who are faithful and leave me comments! thank you!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Jodi! Inked celebrating her BIRTHDAY! so go stop by and leave her some birthday wishes! also, to celebrate her special day...she's giving away some awesome candy! here's what you can win! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JODI!

Friday, July 3, 2009

some wonderful RAKs...

isn't she so cute! and she is my sweetie!
Thank you to ENJOLI...Stamping under the sun
she gave me this fabulous RAK!
She knows that my favorite color is purple...I can't believe I got this awesome, wonderful, kind and considerate RAK! you are the best ENJOLI!
I also got this wonderful folder from Linda...Simple and Sassy Creations a while sorry Linda for not posting it sooner! thank you so much for this gorjuss girl folder!
look at what I got inside! these awesome purple bling!!!
here I won a prize from Bethanne...Sweet Tea and Pickles...look at all these awesome cards she handmade! I am so blessed to have won! thank you Bethanne!!!
here's the sitting gorjuss girl card...
here's another one she made...
she also added some extras! I got ribbon and brads...thank you!
and last but not least...Teri...Big Ideas from a Little Girl...with a big heart! She is so sweet! she made me a card with her sweetie...and inside she gave me a cute stamp! Sunglasses Emma! Thank you so much Teri for always thinking of me!
how blessed I am! thank you everyone for always thinking of me...for coming to visit and leaving me such wonderful comments! I really do look forward to reading your awesome comments and to be able to visit your blogs as well! thank you for the friendship!
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