Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!!!

I finally have my new computer up and running and can now post to this blog. I didn't know how so many programs that I had on my old computer was not compatible with Windows Vista 64. I think I have been to Best Buy everyday since Christmas buying something else that I need to work with this computer. And today, I tried to load some photos from my Canon Rebel and it wouldn't work. So, I made another trip to Best Buy to get one more thing that would get my photos to load. Hmpff...
Anyways, I wanted to share this gift card holder that I made for Teri for Christmas.

The 3 dotted red background was made using the new Sizzix embossing folder. I love how deep the embossing shows up on the cardstock. All stamps are Hero Arts.

I've been busy working on some projects for another tv show taping for the Joy of Crafting. This will be the first "live"show taping and I'm getting a bit nervous since we will have an audience this time.

Hope you're all having a great New Year's eve! See you in '09!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Still Sewing...

I'm still playing with my new little mini Janome sewing machine. I made another card a couple weeks ago. This time I tried the zig zag stitch.I tried to take a photo of it as close as I could. I used all Hero Arts stamps for this card. That lacy border punch is another Martha punch that I bought. The snowman is cut out and mounted on the card to give a little dimension.I finally worked on our Christmas cards yesterday, and this year I went real simple. The only thing that took time was embossing the word Merry Christmas. So, now I am off to the post office to drop these in the mail. Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're all having a great holiday season!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tis the season to be jolly...

I keep meaning to take out all my Christmas cd's but as usual, I forget to do it. I'm almost done with my shopping and I still haven't decided what to buy my hubby. He's a tough person to buy for. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment here because I need all the help I can get.
And before I even forget why I started this post, the winner of my giveaway is:
Fay said...
If you asked me a few months ago, I would have said cards, but since most of my stamping friends like to make "stuff", I guess I'm moving more towards gift items. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!
03 December, 2008 22:42
Congrats Fay!!! Can you email me your address?
I'll be back tomorrow with another card that I made. Sorry this post has no photos but the weather hasn't been allowing any sun into my house so I can take some photos. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

There's still time

I haven't been very consistant in keeping up with this blog with all the daily work stuff that I do and I will pull a winner this Friday for my giveaway from last week. If you haven't posted a comment, you still have time here. The date on that post is wrong so don't look at the date.
I'm leaving shortly to do a make-it take-it at a new store in downtown Honolulu called "Crafts In The City". It's right on Bishop St. next to Starbucks (I think).
Here's a quick gift card that I made to send to a friend on the mainland.
I embossed the holly flourish background with clear embossing powder. It's hard to tell from this photo. I love this cute little frog from Hero Arts.
That's not really the gift card that I'm sending but it's just to show you where it goes on the inside of the card.
Well, hope you are having a great humpday!!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Do you ever get...

One of those days, where you are searching for something and you go through everything, and still can't find it??? And then you try to think back on the last time you had it in your hands and where would you put it? Ugh! That was me today. And guess what? It was sitting there right in front of me all this time, in the same little white package that my husband brought it home in couple months ago. The stack of clear stamps... While I was at it, I found a bag of Stickles that I forgot I bought from the store also a couple months ago.
Moving on, here's a card I made last weekend using the Spellbinders label one nesties. Very simple and quick card.

I cut the cardstock out of the Sizzix vertical card die which is kit #2 and embossed it with the snowflakes folder and stamped it with a Dandelion stamp. I glittered Maddie's clothes and used liquid pearls on the white parts of her clothes.
I'm hoping to start some of my Christmas shopping this weekend but we'll see how far I actually get. Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday!

Thursday, December 04, 2008


I have been waiting anxiously for my Janome mini machine to arrive and it finally came on Saturday! I found out about this machine from my gf Jen's blog. Although I have a Bernina and a Viking, I really didn't want to be running upstairs everytime I wanted to sew on a card. So this machine came in handy. And the best part is that it doesn't take up much room and is very lightweight. I took out this new Sizzix XL die called peek-a-boo windows and made this card.The windows flap open and theres a message underneath each window. It's so cute! The bottom flap has a photo of our grandson Zack.
You can see in this photo how the windows flap open. I was having a hard time taking one of them all open so you can see the message but the card is at the store and you can check it out there.
Hey, thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Punch me, Martha

LOL! I don't know why that title popped in my head but it did. I went a little punch crazy making these tags. Last week, my friend Dawne dropped off some coupons for Ben Franklin Crafts 40% off sale and I ended up buying some Martha punches.The big snowflake is a Marvy punch and the little one is a Martha. I glittered both of them and added blingy brads. See that star border, I don't know why I bought it but it turned out really cool. Overall, I got to use up a lot of scraps.Here's a Christmasy card that I made several weeks ago. I had stamped and colored that owl awhile ago but never used it. And I wanted to make something out of the new curvy rectangles from Spellbinders, so I ended up with this.
I saw this on Jen M's blog and wanted to make one using the Hero Arts holly flourish background stamp. If you look closely, I embossed the holly flourish with clear embossing powder. And of course, I had to use some Dandelion stamps to finsh it.
The tag is a Spellbinders shapeabilities tag which I got from the store. Well, I'll be back later with some other cards that I made. Thanks for stopping by!
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