Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August OCS and RAKS...

Hello everyone...I just wanted to share with you my OCS card I made for my partner this month. The theme was to make an Asian card. This was fun! It really made me have to think and I then remembered I had the Far East DP. I also used my Ketto stamp. My partner also liked turquoise so I tried to keep that in mind while making my card.
I also wanted to share with you this beautiful card that Tammi made for me with the image I gave her. What outstanding coloring and I love the scene! Her cards really are gorgeous!
I also got these cute images from her too! Oh they are too cute to use! Thank you so much Tammi! I am truly blessed by you!
woo-hoo! what a surprise this one was! I got happy mail from Amy! Such a cute card and look at those pretty paisley stamps! I was so shocked to receive this! thank you so much Amy for thinking of me! You have truly blessed me!
Hope you are having a good week so far.
I have been learning some life lessons in friendship and I am so glad that I am.
Its been an eye opener and a really blessing.
have a good one and until next time...

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” ~Clifton Fadiman

Be Blessed,

Monday, August 30, 2010

Product Spotlight...Nestabilities

Another week has gone by and we are on our last days of August! Can you believe that? well it's another Monday and what does that mean? That Stamp and Create has another product spotlight of the week...Nestabilities! They are 25% off in the store...so if you see something you like, go and order! You better hurry as this sale will end on Friday, Sept 3, 2010. So jump at the chance to get some as soon as you can.
So I decided to use my big scallop circles - small and large nestabilities to frame my image today. I used TGF Roll Call - Miko. She's pretty in pink. I used my MS border punch, some prima mini yellow roses, ivory crocheted ribbon and Basic Grey - Indian Summer DP. If you want to see more of these awesome creations...go to the Stamp and Create blog to see the others on the DT. have a beautiful Monday!

Be Blessed,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teaser...3-D

Hello everyone...this week our TTT is to create a 3-d project...anything but a card! So I knew exactly what I wanted to create! I sort of cheated a little as I didn't create the box, but I did do everything else.
I used a box that I was blessed to get from Teri. she was giving it away & of course I took them all...lol! I love this box as it already has a window and so what could I create with those? Shakers!!! So I used my cute Honey Bikini from CC Designs for my image. I added lots of flowers, used my nesties for my DP opening, added my swirls & a sentiment.
I am having so much fun with this new found CT! so if you like what you see, you will love to see the other ladies and their 3-D creations...go check them out!
Joy (Tamiko)

You can purchase all images @ Tamiko's online store. Free shipping over $25.

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.”

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One more card...

Hello Hump Day! hope everyone is having a great week so far. I have a short post for you today as I created one more card for the Island Social. Stella is one of my favorite GF images and so why not use her for this? I used my pinks, greens & black copics to color her.
here's my card...I really wanted to step out of my box again and create something different. I did enjoy using those swirl bling! added some flowers, crocheted lace, MS border and used my butterfly punch. this was fun to make!
have a wonderful day everyone!
here's something to think about...
“Life is short, don't waste time worrying about what people think of you Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there.”

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Island Girl Social 2010...

What a wonderful weekend I had as I went to the Island Girl Social 2010 that was held at the Honolulu Country Club. There was great food, wonderful company, awesome shopping @ Tamiko's store and fabulous crafting and creating! One of the challenges was to create a card with the colors of Tamiko's blog banner...pink, green and black. So this is the image I used. Her name is Desire and she's from Bugaboo Stamps.
I wanted to be really creative and change my M.O. a little...but I don't know if I did that. I wanted to make something cute. I added lots of bling, my favorite crocheted lace, a pink rose, butterfly punch, MS border punch and I used one big fan border punch. I sprayed the whole image with my Tsuineko sparkle & used some stickles.
this is what it looks like once you pull up the fan punch...there is a little sentiment inside. these cards are being donated to a charity, but because we didn't know which one, we were told not to use sentiments on the outside.
hope you like my creation today...I really enjoyed myself making this card. It really did make me think outside the box. oh...and I have a picture to share with you. I wanted to introduce you to Tamiko's CT. We are all local gals who really want to promote another local gal's store...have fun creating together and just experience being on a CT.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!

“Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.”

Be Blessed,

Monday, August 23, 2010

Product Spotlight...Dustin Pike

***just a little note...TGF-Club Anya is extending my shaker card challenge for another week, so if you have a chance to enter your card into the gallery, please do so***
Hello everyone! here's to another Monday and what does that mean? Another Product Spotlight of the week...High Hopes by Dustin Pike. Lacey has decided to extend the sale for one more week. so if you haven't gotten the images you wanted, here is your chance! Please go to the Stamp and Create store and purchase them for 25% off. Here I used the image called: Bubble Bath Bradley.
I colored him with my copics, used my MS border punch, crystal effects for the suds & used my circle nesties. The DP is from Basic Grey - Wisteria & Granola and I added some mini prima yellow roses that you can purchase @ Stamp and Create.
I decided to create a image folder. A simple gift that you can make and give away. I lined the inside with the same paper and created a pocket.
If you have a chance...please stop by the Stamp and Create blog to see the other ladies...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & Heidi and their wonderful creations.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Be Blessed,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Monday Mania Host!

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Oh My Goodness! I am so blown away when I received an email from the famous Amy Young! She asked me if I would like to host a Monday Mania at Club Anya and Friends! I was so honored and blessed...then I thought...oh no! what should I create or make or...then I thought, hey how about a shaker card? I think I can do that...lol! I also knew what image I wanted to use once I was knew what I was going to do. So here is my Flirty Anya. I paper pieced her dress with my LV paper! I think this turned out so cute! I even gave her some gold sparkle streaks in her hair and what makes the shaker the most fun? lots and lots of beads!
here's my card in full view. I used my spellbinder blossom for the window. I also used my thin foam for the shaker to pop it up, instead of using the double stick foam tape. I added some SU satin ribbon, flowers and my new butterfly die. I cut that one out with my LV paper too! I even added some half pearls. I also used my cuttlebug for the inside circle for my background. I sprayed the card with Tsukineko's sparkle shimmer spritz. I love to make my projects shine =)
here's a side view so you can see the depth of the window and the different beads I put inside. I used heart confetti, beads and micro beads. Doesn't this Anya look so "hawaiian" or "local"? I do and she's so easy to color and fun to alter. Can you see what I altered on this one?
so now it's your turn to create a fun and fabulous shaker card. Please go to the Club Anya and Friends blog to find out all the deets and link your card for a chance to win! Also leave me a comment here so that I know you entered! Good-Luck everyone and I can't wait to see all your creations!

“What is life, after all, but a challenge? And what better challenge can there be than the one between the dream of creating or the reality of really creating something inspiring!

Be Blessed,

Friday, August 20, 2010

A "Fairy" Special Release Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog hop! If you came from Mina's blog...you are on the right track. This is another wonderful release of some very cute images from Wags 'n Whiskers and they are fairies! they will be only sold as rubber stamps & will be available to purchase on Friday at 12pm GMT/7am EST.
I was blessed to receive this cute fairy stamp and her name is: Hannah. I popped up her skirt, colored her with my copics, used my MS large fan border punch & butterfly punch. I am using silk rose ribbon, shimmerz - angel wings & basic grey - olivia DP from Stamp and Create and my nesties - labels three and flowers.
So continue on to Angelique's blog to keep going with this blog hop. Please make sure you comment on everyone's blog as there are 3 prizes to be given away to the winners! 2 rubber stamps of your choice. The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 5:01 am GMT/00:01 EST. If you came straight here, you may want to start at the beginning @ the Wags 'n Whiskers blog! There you can get all the deets and follow along.

Happy Friday everyone!

Be Blessed,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teaser...

Another Thursday? so what does that mean? it means it's another assignment for the CT for Tamiko's! today our assignment is to use a sketch. Sometimes it can be so much easier to create when you have something to follow. I decided to use Cheeky Mate from TGF. You can purchase this cutie at Tamiko's online store.
here's what the sketch looks like...this is what the CT is following today.
this is what my card looks like. I used my BG copic colors. I used some flowers, my crocheted black lace, SU gray satin ribbon and found some pretty DP that matched my coloring.
If you want to see what the others on the CT have done...please stop by and check out their inspiring creations!
Joy (Tamiko)

Have a wonderful day and I am off tomorrow as it's Statehood Day.

“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ General George S. Patton

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Sweet Gift and my OCSs...

Wow...is it hump day already? well, it was a lovely surprise when my bff gave me this cute little box she created for her CPC. she filled it with so many goodies! I am so spoiled! thank you so much Michelle for my sweet gift!
what a mix up...but I finally am having a chance to post my OCS from my partner Kim Yu! I finally got an original =) she was my partner for the month of July. what a lovely card she made for me...cute image too! thanks Kim!
I was so shocked to receive my OCS from my partner Sharon. she is a speedy lady! I haven't even started on mine yet...sorry Sharon. but thank you for my card!
Have a wonderful hump day everyone! I am thankful and blessed to have dear friends...some I have met and others that I haven't had a chance to yet. I am truly uplifted by your wonderful comments and blessings. thank you for stopping by!

“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”
~Sarah Louise Delany

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Product Spotlight...High Hopes

So here we are at another Product Spotlight of the week at Stamp and Create...High Hopes and the featured artist is Dustin Pike. I have used Alien Intrigue for my image. If you like Dustin Pike images, go and check out the store as they are 25% off. I also used some fancy ribbon, but sorry I don't know what it's called though. I used lots of different shades of green and used my cuttlebug embossing folder.
If you get a chance, stop by the Stamp and Create blog to check out the other ladies and their wonderful creations...Chris, Jeanette, Lacey & welcome our new guest DT Heidi!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I didn't add the sentiment, but it should say...

Be Blessed,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Creative Team for Tamiko's...

...FLIRTY ANYA (altered)...
Welcome everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you. I have been asked to be on Tamiko's Creative Team! Well, I have been creating once a month for her challenges, but now we are launching a wonderful team with fabulous ladies on this CT. woo-hoo!! So come and visit us every Thursday as we have some awesome creations to share with you.
so to launch our first assignment...we are to use a color sketch challenge - (summer) orange, turquoise & yellow. well these are not colors I usually use, so I really had to think, but I finally came up with this. I made a single pocket card. I used CS, satin ribbon and the sentiment from SU, added a flower, some stickles, paper pieced her dress and flower and altered the flirty anya. can you tell what I did?
here is what it looks like once you pull out the card...
but you can also flip it up and it's a regular card so that if you want to write something and don't want everyone to see, you can write on the inside.
so come and check out the divas of Tamiko's Creative Team..
You won't be disappointed =)
Joy (Tamiko)

You can purchase all images @ Tamiko's online store. Free shipping over $25. she'll be bringing more to her store...so stay tuned!

“Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Be Blessed,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kris' Baby Shower Blog Hop...

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The ladies of the Lolipop Crafts Blog is hosting a wonderful blog hop for Kris...who is having a baby boy any time now. What a fabulous gift to give to a dear friend. I hope she will be surprised! So if you are following this blog hop...you should have came from Brenda's blog. If not, you may want to start from the top. There is yummy blog candy on one of our blogs, so you must comment on each blog to have a chance to win. now on to my card. I used the cute image from Bugaboo Stamps. This one is called butterfly. I decided to color this image blue as Kris is having a boy, but also because that's her favorite color. I added my MS border punch, my SU satin ribbon, a star charm from Stamp and Create and a cute sentiment.
I hope everything is going smoothly for Kris...wishing her much happiness! So now it's on to Joni's blog to continue this blog hop. here's a list of the ladies who are participating in this sweet blog hop...

if you want to see what you can win...
Be Blessed,

Product Spotlight...TGF

Happy...Happy Monday to you! Here is another Product Spotlight of the week @ Stamp and Create! It's TGF! all images are 25% off and if you like a great deal, love to shop and love TGF here is your chance to jump on the sale! I decided to alter my favorite GF girl...with Flirty Anya and Stella (Wild Sprout).
I used my favorite spellbinder...the lotus pendant, I used circle nesties, my cuttlebug embossing folder, MS punch, trellis purple mist roses, prima fairytale french white roses and put them all together and came out with this =) don't forget that we do have a challenge going on this month and it is to use: FLOWERS on your card.
I am truly blessed for all of you. Thank you for all your support, encouraging comments and wonderful friendships I have made through this blog. Our garage sale went wonderfully and I am grateful to all of you for coming and for the wonderful well wishes from others who couldn't make it. THANK YOU!!!

“It only takes one smile to offer welcome...and blessed be the person who will share it.
It only takes one moment to be helpful...and blessed be the person who will spare it.
It only takes one joy to lift a spirit...and blessed be the person who will give it.
It only takes one life to make a difference...and blessed be the person who will live it.”
~ Amanda Bradley

Be Blessed,

Saturday, August 7, 2010


When: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 8 am to 2 pm
Where: my garage~
45-111 Mimo Place, Kaneohe 96744

*we will be selling lots of items...from clothes, stuff animals, toys, craft products (stamps, ink pads) etc. for cheap!

please stop by and help out some stamping sisters!

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Be Blessed,
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