Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beary Birthday

Just finished this card for the Lily of the Valley Challenge Blog! They have some really cute stamps! Love animal stamps! I don't know if you can tell but my picture should be a little clearer...I bought a new camera this weekend! I might also use this card to give to my grandma since her birthday is next weekend...if I have time, I'll try to make something more unique.

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
~Eric Fromm

Monday, June 28, 2010

Simple Hello Kitty Thank You Cards

Can't believe tomorrow is back to work again! That's okay, I spent a lot of money this weekend! :( Including Ben Franklin's Bag Sale! I made this thank you card set awhile ago for my friend who loves HK but forgot to post them. I decided to make a simple card using the HK embosslits because they're so easy to cut out! I used stickles around the outlines of HK.

Here's one up close...

Here's all 5 I made for the set...

Thanks for stopping by!

"Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to have a big – picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to."
-Joel Osteen

Sunday, June 27, 2010

More BRAKs!!

Wow, I was so happy to receive a couple more BRAKs! Happy mail really does brighten your day! This first one is from Joni!

 The beautiful card she made...

The goodies from Joni...

The second BRAK is from Kim!

Her card...I saw this on her blog and totally love it...the mouse is so cute and I love cupcakes!

The goodies from Kim...so generous!

Thank you so much Joni and Kim! You are both very thoughtful and I appreciate it lots! It's so nice to meet new friends from blogland! :)
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I can't believe it's almost July! :O

"If you can see the invisibe, God will do the impossible."
-Joel Osteen

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Strawberry Girl

I've noticed lately there's a lot of challenges with a strawberry theme! Yay! And this challenge that I did for Truly Scrumptious was a strawberries n cream theme! Totally awesome! And a perfect chance to use the new stamp Shirley gave me! Slowly working on blending with copics! Ended up making this card a little plain, but that's okay, I still like it and it makes the image stand out!

Have a great weekend everyone!

"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how." ~Henry Ward Beecher

BRAK from Shirley!

Just a quick post to share the brak I received from Shirley! I was very surprised and it definitely made me hapy after a long day at work!

Beautiful Card! Love all the details! :)

Also got these goodies! OMG, totally love the stamp...strawberry girl!

Thank you so much Shirley! I appreciate it very much!

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cheerful Girl...

I know it's a lame blog title but I gotta go to bed soon and I'm super full from having my bday dinner at Formaggio's in Kailua then Yo Gurt Mama! But everything was delicious! I did a sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop Also, part of the challenge was to decorate the inside of the card. Had fun using my new border punch.

Front of the card. I turned the sketch sideways.

Sorry kind of blurry. Both sides has the border punch.


"Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!"
 ~Allison Gappa Bottke

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You're Berry Sweet!

Yay...I got to make another strawberry card! Turned out simpler than I wanted it but I was taking too long of an idea so I just stamped the image to be the background. The theme was "Strawberries n Cream" at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Awesome! Again, I used a stamp from Two Scoops Rice Designs along with the sentiment. Lately, my mojo has been on vacation! Here's what I came up with...

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus

Monday, June 21, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday

Got to do another sketch challenge this weekend! This time I did one from Stamping 411 Thought this sketch was interesting. Wanted to use one of my stamps I never got to use from Two Scoops Rice Designs! So cute! My card came out simple, but I still like it! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

"God doesn't bless mediocrity. He blesses excellence."
-Joel Osteen

Friday, June 18, 2010

Surprise Blog Candy!!!

My birthday is coming up next week so I decided to do a small giveaway! It's a surprise blog candy because I made a list of people who comment my blog on a semi-regular basis...I got 7 people. I wrote the names in no particular order. Then I told my grandma to choose a number between 1 to 7. I forgot if she did this last time I had a blog candy but she picked 7 because it's her favorite. (maybe next time i'll go random.org) But for this candy 7 is the winner and that is Shirley (Stampin for the fun of it) Congrats Shirley! Please e-mail me with your address so I can get your suprise candy out to you! My e-mail is on the right side bar. Yay tomorrow is Friday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simple Thank You Card Set

Hello! I decided to make a simple thank you card set from the Stampin' Up "Very Thankful" stamp set I got free from the sale a bration awhile back. For the longest time, I couldn't think of what to do even though it was going to be simple. I decided to make each card a one color theme. I used my embossing folder that matched the stamp. For the green-blue and orange, I did not have paper to match the color of the stamp. I ended up embossing white cardstock and brushed the ink on the raised part of the embossed design. I like the design because it reminds me of Louis Vuitton! Pretty! It's hard to tell, but I heat embossed the words.

Here's one up close...

Here's all four...

TFL! Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

"When you make other people happy, God will make sure your life is filled with joy."
-Joel Osteen

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Have a blooming good day!

I was able to do another sketch challenge this weekend! Yay! Keep me motivated and helps me to create better cards slowly! I used one of the few stamped images I have of Pure Innocence...so cute...haven't gotten around to buying any yet though! :( My card may be a bit plain but I still love it because I'm finally getting a little used to using more bright colors! I thought this card looked ok already with no embellishments. This is for One Stop Craft Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

"No matter what we have gone through, we must release it and let it go."
-Joel Osteen

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Decided to make a birthday card for "someone" whose birthday is coming up! I realized it's okay to make birthday cards without having birthday images (balloons, cupcake, etc.) on the card so I figured I'd try my first one. My card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge! I totally love all of her stamps...especially the animals, and I love cats so I had to use this stamp!

Sorry the cat is hard to see! Need to get a better camera...one day, not soon though! :(
Sad this card came out a bit plain but I hope she likes it anyway! I realized I have a hard time matching colors when there are too many layers! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

"Keep your heart of compassion open."
-Joel Osteen

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thanks a Bunch!

Finally got a chance again to do another challenge! I did a sketch challenge at Lily of the Valley! I thought it would be a good idea to participate since I recently received three stamps from their company! All of their stamps are so cute.

So glad I was off today for Kam Day. Hope you had the day off too!

"God wants this to be the best time of your life."
-Joel Osteen

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Birthday RAK!

Just wanted to share a BRAK I received from Berenice! My bday is actually in a couple weeks but I was definitely surprised to receive a package from her! Thanks so much Berenice! You are so thoughtful!

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."
-Joel Osteen 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Relaxing Bears...

The image I used really looks like the bears are relaxing so that's how I got the title for this post. And I colored them to look like stuffed animals! Hehe. I participated in a sketch challenge at Stamping 411 I wish I had the copic airbrush system! It would have helped when I colored the sky and grass! Maybe one day! Oh and I need to learn how to make nice bows! I wanted to make one on this card but I still didn't get a chance to learn how to use the bow-easy I bought awhile back!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

"Do something of the ordinary as an expression of your faith."
-Joel Osteen

Friday, June 4, 2010

Graduation Cards

My mom asked me to make her a few graduation cards. I was kind of stumped because I hardly make graduation cards and my images are limited. I made a couple simple ones and used one with Graduation Anya.

Can't really tell but I put glossy accents on some of the stars...

A simple one for a male...

Grad Anya is so cute. You might think this is supposed to be a Halloween card but my mom said orange and black are the school colors...

Hope everyone had a great week! Time for the weekend! Yay!

"If God has given you joy, share it with somebody else."
-Joel Osteen

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Recycled Thank You Cards

Finally back to blogland, just got back from Las Vegas & Disneyland again. Jabbawockeez was awesome!! Good to be back in Hawaii though! Anyways, these are some cards I made before my trip. Nothing special...just trying to be "green"! :) I saw somewhere in a magazine once where they reused old cards to make new ones! So that's what I did.

This is from the Ben Franklin Gift Card Holder...

These 2 cards are from a Hawaiian card I received last year...

For this one...I just cut the top portion of the card...

I really like the Hawaiian one. Omg, and what I realized after becoming a craft addict, it makes me more of a pack rat than I already was! Like I wanna use every little scrap and save what can be salvaged!

"If you will transform your mind, God will transform your life."
-Joel Osteen