Friday, July 30, 2010


For those of you who are close to me, know my story/ to make a long story short...I have a son who's 19. I know you know my darling daughter as I always talk or post pictures of her. Well, my kid is leaving for college today and so I wanted to make a special card for him. I know he's an awesome and fantastic soccer player as well as a cute and wonderful kid, but he also loves to I decided to use surfing Ian for my image. I didn't know what to create, but ended up making another shaker easel.
here is what it looks like once the easel is up...the sentiment is computer generated and I punched out some flowers and added some pearl bling. I used the new DP from Imaginisce and I am loving the new satin ribbon from SU. I didn't take a picture of the next layer as right underneath the the bottom I created a card where I could write a special message to him.
As every mother's dream is for their child to be happy, successful and content with where they are and what they do and become...I am proud to say that I must have done something right as he's taking a step in the right direction for a better and brighter future!

“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.” - Douglas McArthur

Be Blessed,

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Creepy Monday...

It's Thursday!...and I have a cutie to share with you! I know her name is "Monday" but I have other posts to share on that I am sharing her today! I colored her in my blues because the person receiving this loves that color. She's not an image that's "normal" so I wanted her to really stand out! I spritzed her with my shimmer mist to make her sparkle.
here I used DP purchased at Tamikos. I also used my crocheted lace in black. I added my flowers and distressed the edges.
If you love this image and other images from TGF, you can purchase them at Tamikos. if you check out her store...she is having a discount of 10% on her rubber stamps and if you spend $25 or's free shipping!

“Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.”

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Creepy Wednesday Slider...

Happy Wednesday or Hump Day everyone! I have a cute slider to show you. I never tried this before but received a few creations like this and wanted to try one. I made this into a double slider because I bought a couple of stamps for my bff and wanted to give it to her. I decorated the front with my cute creepy Wednesday. You can purchase this at Tamikos. She really does grow on you and I added lots of my pretty flowers...what's a creation without it?
here's what it looks like once I slide the stamps up. colored my image with my copics and sprayed the image with shimmerz to make it sparkle.
hope you all have a beautiful day!

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” - Elisabeth Foley

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shades of Purple...

Another Tuesday is upon us and I wanted to share with you this card I made for a dear sweet friend who always blesses my daughter with all her clothes, bags and other goodies that she has kept throughout the years and now wants to share them. I wanted to make a special card and her favorite color is purple too! So I decided to ink up TGF - Izzy and color her in different shades of purple. I used the new CS concord crush from SU, some pretty DP and can't leave out those pretty roses.
I added a gift card inside. I hope she liked her card and could use the gc. hope everyone is having a good start to the work week. thanks for stopping by as it means so much to me!

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Be Blessed,

Monday, July 26, 2010

Product Spotlight...Sweet November

Happy...Happy...Monday! It's another week for the Product Spotlight of the week for the Stamp and Create store. this week it's Sweet November stamps! isn't that great? so I used Darby and Penelope. I chose them because I love that these two are bffs! at least that is what it reminds me of. I colored them with my copics and had a blast.
I also used my satin ribbon from SU, Kaiser Craft DP called La Di Da, spritzed the entire image with my baby breath to give it a sparkle, used a computer generated sentiment...compliments from my dear friend Tammi, I used mini roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, some bling and HAND stitched my border for the monthly challenge. I don't think I will ever do that again, but I had to try it once. As you can see I made my own block wall so they look like they are sitting on something and I also created a sky behind them. This was my first attempt...hope it turned out okay.
So if you get a chance to join us for the challenge: Stitching which will end at the end of the month, please do so. Also check out the Stamp and Create blog and the DT there. they do such fabulous creations...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & Sharon. You won't be disappointed.

have a wonderful day...
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Be Blessed,

Friday, July 23, 2010


Wonderful it's another furlough day for me. I am hanging out with family that came in from the mainland this week. It's so relaxing and we have been having a blast. I finally got a chance to create something for my blog candy winner. I wanted to make something to hold the small items in and topped it off with my famous shaker card. I love to add flowers, a sentiment and satin ribbon. I hope she likes it! I really love this DP used and the "summer" colors. This image is too cute from CC Designs.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend...Enjoy and relax!
“Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Be Blessed,

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I came back from Vegas and I wanted to get something for the girls on my co-ed team. I didn't just want to give it to I created these cute little bags. I decorated it with my MS border punch for the edges, used different DPs for each one and then used TGF WS - Megan to decorate the front. here i used orange and yellow...
blue, green and purple...
this is what it looks like when it's opened. I held each one closed with a velcro dot.
I wanted to say THANK YOU to my precious daughter as she knew I was pressed for time and helped me cut out each image so that I could color and finish up to make it to my game on time. didn't she do such a fabulous job?!
I love the simple things in these ladies are so appreciative with all that I make for them... even if it's not top notch =)

“I've learned that people may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I have created more mini gatefold boxes for a neighborhood watch annual dinner that we just had. we have a $10 grab bag and I usually like to create something. this time I did this and filled it with some cute stuff. I thought that Jade from TGF was perfect for the topper. I used my lotus for the background.
I also decided to add a post it note. I decorated this one with fleur anya. I added some half pearls and stickles. she came out so cute!
it was just a simple cover with CS over the post it note.
here's another one that I made...
both post it notes that I created got a mini pen with it...
Happy Wednesday! thanks for sticking with me...

“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.”

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Single Drawer Easel Shaker Card...

Whew...that was a! I wanted to create another single drawer easel card as it's an easy way to give gifts and other things all in one. This one was created for a dear friend who just celebrated a birthday. I hope she had a good one! well...onto my creation. I used this really cute DP that I got from Cute Stuff and I thought this would be perfect for the occasion. I used lots of dew drops and microbeads to make it really shake! Now...isn't that image just so cute! I found her on etsy...yup, she's a digi & it's Pure Innocence and she's holding a cupcake!
here's a shot of my easel card opened up on the top of the drawer...I just used flowers to hold it open. I didn't want to take away from the paper.
filled this drawer with lots of goodies...
thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!
to all of you who celebrate a birthday...
"May the year which your birthday begins, brings all the special things, that mean the most to you!”

Be Blessed,

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Time Fun...

Happy Monday and we have another product spotlight of the week...Summer! So stop off at Stamp and Create and check out the sale...stamps are up to 25% off. Also we have a challenge going on...Stitching. You can use your sewing machine or just draw it on. that's what I did. So on to my card. I used Honey Summer from CC designs. she is one of the stamps on sale!
I love these different shaped cards, so I decided to make one with my curved rectangle nesties. It is great to make a card a little bigger in size. I used flowers, butter cream shimmerz, satin ribbon, a computer generated sentiment, baby breath spritz over the entire card and I used my white gel pen to create my zig zag stitching.
come on gang...try the challenge and if you need more inspiration please check out the Stamp and Create blog and the DT...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & Sharon.

Celebrate Summer - Sun drenched days and starlit nights...

Be Blessed,

Friday, July 16, 2010

An apple a day...

My daughter was attending a special LitArt class at her school for the summer. she really enjoyed herself and learned a lot. so I wanted to make something to thank the teacher for all she did. So I remember seeing a creation on Brenda's blog called: Piggy Desk Organizer and I thought about what I could make. I created an easy way to make a single drawer easel card. I made up my own measurements for the drawer and then made sure the easel was the same size. I added flowers from Wild Orchid and Stamp and Create. I also used TGF - teacher anya.
here's what the easel drawer looks like once it's opened...I used a set from SU for the sentiment, used my crocheted lace that I love and pretty DP I got from Tamikos.
I just wanted to show you what it looks like when the drawer is opened. I made it 2" deep so you could fit lots of goodies inside and not worry about if it would fit.'s Friday everyone! If you are like me...we are having another furlough. tired of hearing that?...but I am enjoying it =) have a wonderful weekend...I have so much more to share with you...till next week:
“To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.”

Be Blessed,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tamiko's Challenge 5...

Tamiko's Challenge #5 for this month is to use flowers on your card and to use a stamp from her store. for all the deets...stop by at Tamiko's blog. Well my BFF just moved into a beautiful house in Hawaii Kai and so I wanted to make her a special card. Of course it had to be a shaker easel! I used TGF roll call...Summer, you can get it at Tamiko's and remember its free shipping over $25. I also added so many different flowers. I really did the challenge...haha!
here is what it looks like once it's opened...the sentiment is printed from my computer and it says: "Home is where the HEART is". love that it from Cute Stuff. I used my dahlia nesties for the window and frame.
Please stop by at Tamiko's blog to check out all of the other creative team's creations! You will be inspired to create your own for the challenge. oh and if you were wondering this easel shaker measures 6" x 6"...oh what fun it is to make all different sizes =)

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower”

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baby Boy...

Happy Hump Day everyone...amazing how fast the week is flying by. I am amazed, but I think the year of 2010 is for the boys! I have 5 friends who are pregnant or just gave birth and they are all having boys! So I couldn't make my friend's baby I created a shaker card to send to her. I didn't want to take so long to send this one, so I had to get a move on. I used the new cuddles anya from TGF. I tried to make the image look more like a boy...don't know if I succeeded, but I hope she still likes it.
just added lots of dew drops and microbeads...printed my own sentiment and used my new embossing folder from SU.

be free...just know that everything must be...
messy, fun and full of joy...cause you are having a baby boy!

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thank you Donna...

I know that this is long overdue...but I finally sent Donna a thank you for winning her blog candy a while back. I created one of my mini gatefold boxes...used that cute Summer from TGF Roll Call and used my Lotus nesties.
I also wanted to create a little card that could fit inside the box. so I used my ketto stamps...which I haven't done in a while...they are small and perfect to fit. I used my labels one nesties to make this shaped card.
hope Donna liked her "surprise" in the mail. Have a good week everyone.

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” -Amanda Bradley

Be Blessed,

Monday, July 12, 2010

Product Spotlight...Summer

Hello...Good-Morning and Happy Monday! I know I haven't been posting...but I am catching up and here we go...So this week's product spotlight of the week is "Summer". all her "summer stamps" are UP to 25% off...there are so go and check out the Stamp and Create store. now onto my card. the challenge for this month is: stitching and I had to do some research on this, so I could really understand what I was trying to do. so I don't have a sewing machine, but you can also draw your lines in...that's what I did! I made my card a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" easel. I used TGF Rain, Snow, Shine to tie in with the summer theme and you can find this stamp in the store.
the DP is from Basic Grey...Lemonade, I used those pretty mini prima yellow roses & flowers from wild orchid and I used CS from SU and PTI. also the new satin ribbon from SU. I used my white gel pen to create my stitches.
If you get a chance...stop by the Stamp and Create blog and check out the other ladies wonderful creations...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & Sharon. Also if you can join us in the should be so much fun. thanks for stopping by and hanging in there with me. I am so grateful! till the next time...“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” -Seneca

Be Blessed,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vegas FUN...

So...I guess I've been MIA since coming back from Vegas...I have been creating...just haven't had time to post. I am following the World Cup Soccer really close and the hours are early...any whoo...I just wanted to share some pictures with you from my trip...Enjoy!
this one is at the bellagio hotel...isn't this garden beautiful!
here is 2 ton of starts falling from the ceiling...
isn't this snail so amazing! it's covered in real beautiful roses and hasu plants. everything is covered in flowers...
here is a pretty yellow frog...this is covered in flowers too!
the cousins having a blast at Circus Circus...Adventure Dome!
here we went to the M&M the colors!
we found the yellow M&M...too cute!
I wanted so much to see inside the beautiful! the gondola ride is $16/person! its real water...fake sky...and props for the buildings.
here we are on one of the many bridges...
we are's 108 degrees and we are taking a walk outside of Treasure Island!
I had a real different experience in Vegas this time...I got to experience all that Vegas has to see the wonderful hotels and just enjoy spending time with my family & daughter. I even did my shopping and got to gamble a little. 5 days are perfect to do what you really want to do and then be satisfied enough to come home.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

oh btw...the winner of my favorite things blog candy is: Mimi
please email me with your addy! congrats!

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”

Be Blessed,
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