Monday, May 31, 2010

Product Spotlight...Shimmerz

Happy Memorial Day everyone! hope everyone who has the day off is enjoying it =) today I have to share with you the Product Spotlight of the week which is Shimmerz from Stamp and Create.'s extended for one more if you were thinking...should I get some? now's your chance! so on to my creation...I made mini composition books for 3 little girls who will be moving away to Washington with their parents. I wanted to give them something small but something they could use on their trip there. I used TGF...Roll Call. Aren't they just adorable? I used the butter cream shimmerz on the flowers and the shimmer spritz on the images. colored them with my copics and just made these very simple.
Introducing the girls from ROLL CALL...
To remember the ones who have passed...
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
Happy "Honor" Day everyone!

Be Blessed,

Friday, May 28, 2010

Easel Shaker Drawer...

I think this is my greatest creation yet! Once I figured out what I wanted to was time to execute it and turn it into reality! It wasn't as easy as I thought, but it really was all worth the work. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I used the Sizzix XL box #3 die for the drawers and created my own bands to make the bottom drawers.
here's what it looks like when you open the easel card on the side! I can't express my abundant happiness of how this makes me feel! I just love it! used those American pearl brads for the knobs on the drawers and I used the pretty doodlebug DP.
here are the drawers filled with goodies!
this is the top of the box on the left side...gotta have those fabulous flowers...these were purchased at Wild Orchid Crafts. aren't they just beautiful! love that sentiment from MME too.
here's my easel shaker card...this is on the right side. I used my dahlia nesties for the window and frame...PTI ribbon...microbeads of all different colors (trying to match the DP)...printed my own sentiment and added some pink bling. The image is from CC designs, purchased at Stamp and Create. love this swiss pixie and I paper pieced her dress...colored her with my copics and voila! I am finally done =)
Happy...Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your safe. Here's a quote from: Mahatma Gandhi “My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”
Can I get an AMEN!!!

Be Blessed,

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's Thursday!

(tried an up close picture to show the shimmer all over the image)
my niece graduated from the 6th grade and so I wanted to make her a card. This is another stamp I just received from Stamp and Create and was so happy that it made it in time for me to ink her up! I was debating on getting this one...but she really does grow on you. so I created this card in different shades of green...that's her favorite niece has black hair and is pretty tomboy...just like Thursday! I used the out of the frame technique with my oval nesties, used the sentiment from Roll Call, added some crocheted lace, bling & mini prima flowers. You can get these all at S&C. I really like how this card turned out.

this is what the inside looks like...I took a shot at decorating it. Hope she likes this card =)Happy "Thursday" glad to be here and to have met such wonderful bloggers like you! thank you for taking the time to leave me such encouraging comments! till then...
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections"

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Swiss Pixie...

Do the the!
well it's Wednesday and I have a short post to share with you. I had to rush to make some cute 3" x 8 1/2" cards...score @ 4 1/4" put in the teachers goodie bags. my daughter had already wrote in them...I was in charge to decorate the front! I fell asleep and so I had to get up early to finish these up! I just received this cute swiss pixie in the mail from Lacey...Stamp and Create. What perfect timing this was. I think this one is darling and I love that's she's lounging around. I added a mini rose in her hair...colored her with my copics, added dazzling diamonds to her wings and sprayed some shimmer mist all over her. can't really see it...but its there =)

Have a beautiful day...
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember...You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is...even if we're apart...I'll always be with you"
~Winnie the Pooh

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Three Desk Drawer...

Happy Tuesday is the last day of school for my daughter and every year I like to give something to the teachers to let them know how much I appreciate all they have done throughout the year. So with that...I'm on to my project. I wanted to give something that the teachers could their desk or wherever. So I saw what 1LuvnMama made and really wanted to try it out. if you want to see her here. but when I found out how much paper and work it took...well, I decided to make only 3 drawers. I used the XL Sizzix box #3 die for this. I just had to create my own band around the bottom two to make it into drawers. bought some of those pearl brads from Stamp and Create and used them for my knobs on the drawers.
here's a shot from the top...I used 12 x 12 CS for the base and then used DP to decorate. I also just bought some very pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I am so hooked! I guess you can call me the "flower girl" too. I love to use flowers on! I also added that butter cream shimmerz on the flowers. remember...Stamp and Create is having a 25% off sale for all different kinds of shimmerz. go check it out!!!
here's a picture of when everything is opened...filling them with some goodies to eat and some to use. I hope they enjoy this one.
thanks for stopping by! have a wonderful day and till then..."A memory lasts forever, never does it die. True friends stay together and never says good-bye"

Be Blessed,

Monday, May 24, 2010

Product Spotlight...Shimmerz

Happy Monday everyone...another Product Spotlight of the week is here for Stamp and Create! this week it's Shimmerz! go and stop by and check out the different colors the store has and remember it's 25% off! I used the color butter cream shimmerz on all my flowers...I took a picture up close so you could see.
Here is my box that I made for one of Taelyn's teachers. She love to craft I wanted to give her something crafty, but I couldn't just give it to her. So I figured out my measurements to make this box. I decorated the top...crocheted lace, prima flowers - mini & fairytale roses, trellis roses - purple, lotus pendant, the cute Jade - Roll Call from TGF, some mini bling and you can't forget the pretty butter cream shimmerz.
this is what it looks like once the box is opened...simple yah?
Thank you for stopping by...if you have a chance...go and stop by the Stamp and Create blog...the challenge is still going on...all you have to use is Ribbon. Also go and check out my DT sisters...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & Sharon. they don't disappoint!
till next time, something to think about...
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fleur Anya...

Such a wonderful Wednesday...and I have a lovely RAK to share with you. I received this cute folder from my bff...Michelle. She made me this cute holder with Fleur Anya. I think that she is one of my favorite images from TGF...but there are so many cute images...don't ya think?
here's what the inside looks like...and look at all the goodies I got! thank you so much Michelle for this fabulous mother's day gift! I love it!
“It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)”
thanks for stopping by...

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Graduation Time...

...Mililani High School...
I didn't think I would be making any cards this year for graduation...but low and behold I have two kids that I know that are graduating this year! does that mean I am old or what? lol! I didn't have too much time to prepare as this one...who's graduated from Mililani High School... they graduated on Sunday...I only found out the day before...yikes! so I made a fast and simple card. thanks to Donna for showing us how to use nesties to make fast and cute cards! I just used a sentiment and added the tassel to give it the effect of "graduating".
here's the side view of what it looks like...
I also made a lei with the "nani" length. those of you who make these leis with a straw know what I am talking about. I used gold and brown...these are the colors of Mililani. it really turned out pretty nice. I better run out and go buy more gold. it really looks nice with other colors.
Happy Graduation...Congratulations to those who are or have children that are graduating! what a blessed moment for all of you...till tomorrow: “I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”

Be Blessed,

Monday, May 17, 2010

Whiff of Joy...Product Spotlight

...Shopping Willow...
Hi everyone...hope you all are having a wonderful you know Stamp and Create has another Product Spotlight of the week...which is Whiff of Joy! Yes, Lacey has been kind enough to extend this 25% off sale for one more week. so if you thought you missed get another go and stop by and get those stamps before they are gone! Also don't forget that we are having a challenge at the Stamp and Create blog...just use ribbon or fiber on your card. come on and join us! we would love to see what you have created!Here's my card...I used shopping willow...why you ask? because I love to shop!!! I love to look for those good bargains and get a good deal...don't you? well if you want one...go and shop at Stamp and can get all these items...large star spacer, white pearl brads, heart charm, trellis purple roses, crocheted lace, the oval nesties and this cute image by Whiff of Joy for a really good price. I also used some prima mini purple roses, used my cuttlebug embossing folder and used my white gel pen to highlight a few places.
now go and create a card with ribbon and enter in our challenge!
also if you have time stop off at the Stamp and Create blog and then check out our fabulous DT ladies...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey and Sharon. thanks for stopping by...and here's something to think about...One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.

Be Blessed,

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tamiko's Challenge #3...

Happy Saturday to everyone! Welcome to Tamiko's Challenge #3! So what's the challenge this time you ask?'s National Scrapbook Month and in honor of that you are to create a 6" x 6" scrapbook page...with a twist...please use BLACK in there somewhere and that's it! isn't that just easy peasy...lemon squeezy! lol! so here we go and onto my creation! I didn't really know what I should create. So this one I used TGF - Stella and the Spotlight set....I used my MS border daisy fan punch and made it into a pocket. added some dazzling diamonds, pink bling, a pink rose for Stella's hair, black PTI ribbon and used some pretty DP from my BFF.
here you can see that you can pull out the little index card w/ heart tab from the pocket.
this one is actually the first one I created. once I heard scrapbook I thought of pictures. this is how you preserve your pictures and put them on display in an album for everyone to see and enjoy. So I was so excited and jumped right to it. I also thought I better get a move on my daughter's actual scrapbook so she has memories to look back on...=)
so ready to join us? come's so easy and fun to do! Please go to Tamiko's to see all the other creative team members creations and then leave your link so we can see your creation!
Here's the requirements:

  • Create a 6x6 scrapbook page
  • Incorporate the color black somewhere on the page
  • One entry per person
  • Post your entry using Mr. Linky at Tamiko's blog
  • Winner will be chosen by the Creative Team
  • Deadline is: Friday, May 21, 2010
  • Winners page to be posted on Tamiko's!
  • Prize pack includes a variety of embellishments and paper!!
so get inspired and start creating!!!
till then, remember to:
...Laugh often...
...Dream Big...
...Reach for the stars...

Be Blessed,

Friday, May 14, 2010

blog candy winner and April OCS...

Happy Friday everyone! this will be a fast post...I just wanted to share with you some wonderful things I received. this first one is from Elena. I won her blog candy! I was so surprised but very happy. Thanks for all the loot Elena!
here is my favorite as she hand sewn this cute Hello Kitty bag! I love it and will keep it in a safe place! can't use it as it's too sweet! lol!
My dearest friend Teri hosted the OCS for so long, but now she has passed the candle on to two sweet ladies...Kyoko and Linda. so if you would like to join us...go and check out Linda's blog to find out the details. any whoo...I was partnered with Ilissa...Loving it Everyday for April's OCS. Isn't this the cutest card? I love this style of card and she used my favorites...purple, flowers and this image is my favorite out of the three duo!!!
here's what it looks like once pretty yah! thank you so much Ilissa!
I will have a post coming out's a challenge! so come by and check it out! till then...Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game - Michael Jordan

Be Blessed,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mini scrapbook thank you...

I have a wonderful challenge coming up this weekend...and with that I got this fabulous idea on what to do for my daughter's thank you cards. I am so sorry that I am sending them out so late, but I really wanted to make them special. so on to my project! I developed pictures to give to Taelyn's friends that came to the party...and then came up with this fun mini layout of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scrapbook page. Aren't they the cutest! I love this for each of her classmates I made this for them. I added flowers...what's a creation without flowers?? lol! I also added ribbon & bling for the girls. Taelyn wrote her thank you notes on that journaling piece w/ heart tab. I am very pleased with how this turned out!
here's another one...I have this cool program that can change my pictures's called "gimp" and so with that I made the picture black and white w/ a tinge of color and faded the edges. doesn't this picture look like it's an antique? like back in the old western days or something. I love how this turned out. then I added my lovely crocheted lace & mini roses.
here's the ones I made for the there were only two of them. no flowers here and I just added some dew drops.
I hope you have a wonderful's ANOTHER furlough Friday for me. have a good one and as always I am so grateful for your comments and encouraging words. I really do appreciate it. till next time: Live and work, but do not forget to play, to have FUN in life and really enjoy it! ~Eileen Caddy

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My mother's day gift...2010

Last Teri's class we learned how to make this purse that can carry cards. It looked really hard...but when you actually put it together, it was pretty easy. I was determined to make another one for my mom...but when it was time to get down to it, I couldn't find the instructions! *panic* what to do...then I took the purse that I made at Teri's and started measuring. here's what mine came to be. I altered mine a bit...I made a closed pocket in the front, of course added my flowers and love that crocheted lace. I added that pearl brad and a computer generated sentiment.
once you open it has two pockets where you can add your cards. I decided to make a few for my mom, so that she doesn't have to ask me every she can have a stash =)
here's my first card...I used Izzy from TGF...she's too cute! can't finish the card without my and I also added bling and stickles. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to do the backgrounds.
here's my second card...I used Madelynn for this one. I am loving all different colors of crocheted lace, this one I added flowers, pearl bling, MS border daisy fan punch and stickles.
here I wanted to make my cards a little more simple...had to add those cute mini prima roses, used SU sentiments and there you go!
I am so glad that my mom loved her gift. I know that it's the thought that counts but I made sure I added some gift cards in the front pocket =)
we are half way through the week! can't wait for another weekend!

“Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain” - Dave Matthews Band
Be Blessed,
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