Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Karber Challenge #13 - Animals!
This week's theme for Karber Digital Images is ~ ANIMALS! I used "Chicky Millie" and you can pick her up here.
Doesn't Millie have the cutest expression? I sure think so!
Head on over to the Karber Weekly Challenges blog for all the details of the weekly challenges. Hope you all have a fantastic week and thanks for stopping by! Until next time, take care!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Karber Challenge #12 - Free Style!
It's the start of a new week AND new month, so for this week's Karber Weekly Challenge, the theme is "FREE STYLE"! This challenge was harder than it sounds, for me anyway. I like to have a little guidance when creating a card. I decided to use the latest sketch from the Mojo Monday blog and here's what I made ...
Also, if you're a player in the monthly OCS, be on the lookout for the partner e-mail. Have a wonderful week everyone, and until next time, take care.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Favors and a card
Not too sure why the picture is so bright - the green cardstock wasn't that bright in real life. Anyhoo, this is the stamp I used for the inside ...
These are the favors we had at the party - delicious mochi filled with (1) red bean paste and (2) sweet potato. So ono! A friend of my aunty packaged all 50 containers with the mochi. All I did was add on the sentiment. *smile*
"Ippe Nihe Debiru" means Thank You in Okinawan. Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be sharing my Christmas tags in the next couple of posts. Until next time, take care!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Karber Challenge #11 - Love!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to play along with this week's challenge! Head on over to the Karber Weekly Challenge blog for all the deets. Can't wait to see all your creations! Until next time, take care.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Last OCS sign up for 2010!
If you're new to the OCS, and would like to play, leave a comment on this post, and e-mail me privately with your name, address, e-mail address, and blog (if you have one). The deadline to sign up for the November OCS is Friday, October 29, 2010. I hope to see some new players for November! The perpetual players are listed below:
North Shore Craft Girl
If you are not a perpetual player and would like to be added to the list, please leave a comment on this post. Also, if you are a perpetual player and I've missed you, please let me know; and if you're unable to play in November, let me know that too. Thanks for playing everyone and hope you have a great week!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Karber Challenge #10 - Babies!
Well, it's another Monday, so it's time for the Karber Weekly Challenge! If you haven't played in the weekly challenges yet, check out the blog here for all the deets. This week's theme is BABIES! I used this sweet "BABY GIRL" digi for my card. You can get her here.
Isn't she just the cutest???
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet and encouraging comments! I really appreciate that! Until next time, take care!
"The better friends you are, the straighter you can talk." Saint Francis Xavier
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teaser - Sketch & Alter Assignment
Here's what I came up with ...
I used Halloween Birgitta's head and Rosalie's body. I'm very happy with the way she turned out!
I had to show a close up of the mice border - isn't it cute? My BFF and I saw this border at the Scrapper's Jam last month (thanks Sharon, for showing it to us!). Of course we just HAD to have it, so Kyoko went on the hunt, found it, and GAVE it to me! Thanks Kyoko, you da bomb!
"The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses." David Storey
Monday, October 11, 2010
Karber Challenge #9
She's not a very scary mummy, huh? She's such a cutie! I'm entering this card in the "Card Patterns Sketch 85" challenge. You can check out the deets here.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a fantastic week! Until next time, take care!
"Friendships aren't perfect, and yet they are very precious." Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teaser - Think Pink!
On to the assignment - here's my card ... I used Miss Anya Autumn and a whole lotta pink!
For the entire month of October, Tamiko's is having a Breast Cancer Awareness special. You will receive 10% off your entire order - just enter PINK10 during checkout.
Thanks for stopping by today and until next time, take care! "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." Willa Cather
Monday, October 4, 2010
Karber Challenge #8
The theme for Challenge #8 ~ GO DIGITAL! Check out the Weekly Challenge Blog here for all the details of the challenge. For my card, I used the digi image called "Makeup", and you can get her here. I love this image as it's so versatile and can be used for many different themes/layouts. This card was also my very first easel card. My dear friend Cami taught me how to make this super simple easel card using just one piece of paper!
Did you notice the little pink ribbon in the upper left corner of the image? In case you didn't know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let's all be proactive in taking care of ourselves and getting our annual check ups done on a regular basis. Early detection could save your life!
Friday, October 1, 2010
October OCS update
Thought I'd throw some eye candy in this post. From MOONLIGHT, to THREE RIVERS, to HAWAII FIVE-O, I'm so happy that Alex O'Loughlin is back! Are there any of his fans out there? Does Alex rank a spot on my side bar?
I think he does. I can just hear the names my BFF is calling me ... oh well, I'm just looking! Hmm, I wonder if I'll have an Alex sighting while they're filming? You'll be the first to know if I do! Thanks for stopping by for this crazy post! Check you guys later!
Karber Monthly Challenge #2
Now for more KARBER news ... in case you didn't know, along with the weekly challenges, Karber also has monthly challenges! Check out the monthly challenge blog here for all the details and don't forget to become a follower while you're there!
This month's theme is FANTASY! Wow - there are so many different ways to interpret this theme. For me, I decided to go the TWILIGHT route. Is that a surprise to anyone? Heehee! Here's what I came up with:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teaser - Mixed Plate Assignment
Monday, September 27, 2010
Karber Challenge #7
On Sunday, we finally got our fur baby! We adopted him from the shelter my son is volunteering at. He's a domestic short haired cat named Maui. He's so cute and I would have shared a picture of him, but he's very camera shy at the moment and is still getting acquainted with us and his new home. I'll definitely post pics when he's ready.
Enough about my weekend. It's time for Karber Challenge #7! This week's challenge: Hobbies and Leisure! Wowza! How perfect is this challenge for all of us crafters?!? I know you all can relate, so please hop on over to the Karber Shoppe, pick up a digi or two and enter this challenge!
My first card is made with "Shopping Stephanie". And what is she doing? Our favorite hobby - shopping!
For my second card I used "Reader Leslie". She loves the TWILIGHT saga as much as I do! She's reading her favorite book of the series, ECLIPSE ...
And this sentiment reflects my feelings when I'm reading ECLIPSE! Heehee!
Anyway, some great news from KARBER! Karla and Berenice are having a DT call! Click here for all the details, and good luck to you should you decide to apply!
Thanks for reading this long post and hope you all have a great week! Until next time, take care.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I have to laugh ...
I don't know why, but I decided to look back at some of my old blog posts. Have you ever done that? Well, this card is the very first one I posted and I can't believe I did that! In case you don't know the story behind this card, here's a quick and dirty version: I wanted to make a really special card for my BFF, Kyoko. After days of searching magazines and websites for a layout, I had info overload and couldn't think. So I got this epoxy "FRIEND" sticker and stuck it on a plain card. Hahahahahah! I still remember the look on Kyoko's face when she opened the card and boy did we laugh! And like I said, I still laugh every time I see or think about this card.
I've come a long way in my card making and crafting and that's thanks to my BFF and many other sweet ladies who have taken the time to comment on my blog and keep me inspired by their creations.
If you have a moment or two, go back to your first blog posts and check out YOUR creations and see how far you all have come. Maybe you'll laugh, or even scream, at your first creations you shared with all of us. Either way, I hope it'll bring you a little happiness. Take care everyone and much love to you all.
"Kind words are never wasted. Like scattered seeds, they spring up in unexpected places." E. M. Bounds
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Embellishment Challenge
I used several different Spellbinders dies - can you spot them all? I also used Rosalie from C. C. Designs Stamps. You can check out other C. C. Designs Stamps at Tamiko's here. Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a wonderful week!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Look at the details and all that cutting!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care.
"Friends cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams." Henry David Thoreau
Monday, September 20, 2010
Karber Challenge #6
Now, as you know, every Monday there's a new challenge from Karber Digital Images and today is no exception. The theme this week was to make a card using food/beverages on it. Ok, I don't mean that you need to put actual food/beverages on your card unless you wanted to ... well, you know what I mean. Heehee! Anyhoo, here's what I came up with ~
Close up of sweet Leslie ...
"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter." Marlene Dietrich
Sunday, September 19, 2010
OCTOBER OCS SIGN UP!
"What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift as the friend's love." Saint Aelred
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - 3D Challenge & A Prize!
I created this cute bag for the challenge using a template I bought from Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho fame. Becky has awesome tutorials for sale here.
Side view ...
I used Geisha Anya and Jade from the Roll Call set! Be sure to check out Tamiko's on-line store for more TGF images. Okay, so if you wanna play in this month's challenge, here are the deets: (1) Use an altered Greeting Farm image on either a card or 3D project; (2) Be sure to link your entry on Tamiko's blog here; (3) The challenge ends on Thursday, September 30, 2010 and the winner will be announced on Tamiko's blog.
Hope you're able to come out and play and have some fun with us! I can't wait to see all your creations! Thanks for stopping by today!
"Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired." Homer
Monday, September 13, 2010
Karber Challenge #5
Some of these super cute images are from Karber, and you can get them here. For my girl card, I used "Music Sophie". She is one of the new Karber Girls in the Shoppe and she is just rockin' out! I wonder what she's listening to ...
Hope you're able to play along with this week's challenge! I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations! Have an awesome week everyone and thanks for stopping by!
"Hold a true friend with both hands." Nigerian proverb
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Sketch Challenge
This is my interpretation of the sketch ...
Closer look at Birgitta ...
Super cute crochet flower made by my GF's grandmother! As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect on this card! Thanks Grandma!
Please be sure to check out Tamiko's on-line store for more great CC Designs stamps and other awesome specials!
"One of the secrets of life is to keep your friends within hugging distance." Anonymous
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Christmas tags from my partners and a special RAK
I absolutely adore ManLe's tag! Check out the cute Hello Kitty image! More on this image below. Thank you so much ManLe, I love my tags!
Here's the tag from my BFF, Kyoko ...
How adorable is Rudolph on this tag?!? I actually thought she made it in the shape of a Christmas ornament, so I have one hanging at my work station. I have to laugh everytime I look at it because ...
Look how HUGE it is!!! I have a secret I'm gonna share with you all about my BFF. She loves everything BIG! And I mean EVERYTHING! (Keep it clean folks!) Me, I like small things ... you know, cute, little tiny things. Kyoko, on the other hand, can't stand small things! So when she told me she was gonna use this HUGE scallop circle for her tag, I told her, "WOW! That's gonna be a BIG tag!" Of course she disagreed ... BUT, after she finished it, even SHE had to admit that this tag was HUGE! Hahahahaha! We had such a good laugh about it when she gave them to me!!!
Now, on to the "special RAK". I pre-ordered these HK stamps from ManLe of Pineapple Cove and received them last week. Check out her blog and store here. My BFF and I are so in tune with each other, that we both pre-ordered, but didn't know what the other got until our sets came in. Can you believe that we both got the exact same sets?!? Weird, huh? Anyway, as soon as I knew I was going to order them, I also knew that I had to get some for a special friend who lives far, far, away. These are the stamp sets I'm sending to my friend who lives in Mexico ...
The "Play" set ...
The "Christmas" set ...
And finally, the "Summer" set ...
Berenice, if you're reading this, I put these in the mail today (along with some other goodies) so let me know when you get them!!! SURPRISE SISTER!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Thanks for stopping by and reading this looong post!
"A true friend prods you to personal growth, stretches you to your full potential, And most amazing of all, celebrates your successes as if they were his own." Richard Exley