Saturday, August 22, 2009


Wow, it's been a while sinced I posted. Sorry, it's my last weekend before school starts and I'm doing what I want to do. Good news is: I finally made a card, a very special card! It's for my daddy! It was his 73rd birthday, we had a wonderful dinner at Ponds (formally known as Harringtons). Food was AWESOME and they give you ALOT! Then we went over to mom & dad's house and ate cake and ice cream. I also got to see my Aunty Phillis and Uncle Herb! It's been YEARS since I last saw them! They haven't changed, they are so sweet and so wonderful.

Here's some pictures of his card and one of me and him (heehee, I'm a daddy's girl).

Now, can you guess what he is to me, besides my daddy? Yup, my personal Mr. Fix-it! He's always been a Mr. Fix-it ever since I was little.

Well guys, I hope you are having a great weekend! I don't know when my next posting will be. As Donna and Tracy say, I got into hibernation when school is in session. So until then, happy crafting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Binder Cover

It's funny, I'm in college and I still decorate my binders and cover my textbooks. So simple, just cut paper and color fairies. Nothing special, just that it's pretty!

More Gifts for Friends

It's funny because, this isn't the finish product. Tracy had texted me in the night before and asked me to print up some of the new Ian Birthday Boy. So it got me thinking...I printed my friends 1 page each of the new Ian Birthday Boy, some monkeys, and some of the new Swiss Pixxies (I think that's what it's called). So by the time I meet up with them, I made them a little box, filled with digi images and tea bags holder. Here's a closer image of the tea bag gift.

I'm having so much fun making cute little things for my friends when we have our play dates. I've also made cupcakes for them. Mmmmmm....cupcakes. Well, have a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Making a birthday card for men is so hard! They don't want any girly stamp, no cute-sie saying, no adorable paper, nothing! They want MANLY! I still look at this card and think, it's so simple! Still looks like something is missing...but hunny said it's good and he likes the blue shadded area where "Happy Birthday to You" is. Hey...guess what! I was smart this time, I made 2 of these cards! The first on I had to give away to hunny's friend for his birthday. The second one is for Island Scrapbooking. I'll drop it off maybe tomorrow (Tuesday).

Here's a supply picture (heehee kinda got lazy)

I also have another surprise for you! I don't know if you ever noticed (I know Donna noticed), BEFORE you weren't able to post a comment, well (Donna, this will make you happy), it's fixed. You can now post comments! YEY! Had to change my entire layout to figure out what was going on! Phew, I'm glad I fixed it. Hope you like the new layout, I'm still trying to tweek it a little.
Well, I'm going to finish up my morning brew and watch Regis and Kelly. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Notepads for my accounting executives!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I sure am! I've been playing here and there, I'm so excited because, not only did I make these notepads for my accounting club executives, I've also made a card, and a binder cover, cover (does that make sense...? If not, don't worry, I just show you a picture.) I went for something simple.

Products I used:
American Crafts "Spring & Summer" 12x12 cardstock, Red 12x12 Cardstock (sorry, forgot the name of the red), the light blue cardstock is from Bazzill, Mirri Silver Cardstock, InStyle Stamp "Standing Fairy", Copics, Silver Stickles, American Crafts "Summer 2009" Ribbon. The word "notes" was cut using the Cricut Design Studio using Sesame Street Font Cartridge.

Sorry to cut it short, hunny and his brother are going to Wal-mart...heeheehee I'm wanna go! I'll post again! Enjoy your night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5 Special Gifts for 5 Special Friends! <3

I made little gifts for today's play date down at Island Scrapbooking. They (Michele, Tracy, Donna, Debi, and Jenny) are such wonderful friends to have! We are always giving each other tips, tricks, ideas and of course, gifts. It's so funny because when I finished making these sets, I thought to myself "Donna going to ask me how to make this tomorrow. I should make her the instructions while I'm not lazy." Today when I gave everyone their gifts, Donna asked me: "So is this with Big Island Packaging Bags?" I said, "yup that's the one". Here's what I knew what was coming: "How'd you make this?" I chuckled as I gave her the instructions while she was asking how I made them their gifts. She laughed and said, "you know me don't cha!" We all had a wonderful day today, I finished my presents for my accounting club executives, I'll post the picture after Friday. That's when they will be getting it and I don't want to spoil their surprise! Until then hope your have a great week so far!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Piece by Piece Card...

My hunny comes home today and tells me that it's one of our good friend's birthday today! These are the times where I am really thankful that I can just whip up a card! Now this card is so cool! It's a double slider card! My first one I made and I know that I'll be making more of it! In fact, I'm making another one tomorrow for another one of hunny's friend. Kudos goes out to Jenny for the inspiration of this card! But man...this card was "pieced" together! And for that part of the card, kudo's goes out to Tracy! She actually thought of Ian and the race car part! So there's a list on the products I've used. And one more sad tib-bit, I only have this one picture. I out the card into the envelope and totally forgot to snap the camera.

So the products I used:

Paper: American Crafts - Spring/Summer 12x12 cardstock, Bazzill's Lava Red Cardstock, Bazzill's Ebony Cardstock, Bazzill's Prince Charming Bling Cardstock, some kinda gray cardstock from Bazzill (no surprise there) and Mirri Silver Cardstock. I just realized this photo isn't the finished picture so, that means, there's a bright green Bazzill cardstock that I used for the base.

Stamps: Surfer Boy Ian from TGF, "Celebrate All Day" by Hero Arts (CL292), and "Designer Alphabet" by Hero Arts (CL069).

Embellishments: Happy Birthday Ribbon is from American Crafts, I also used embroidery thread (not shown), Copic Markers, Crop-a-dile, eyelets, buttons, Circuit Machine, Circuit Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up and Street Sign.

Hope you have a great night! I have more to post but I made presents for my friends (and they check my blog, as I do with theirs) so I'll post it tomorrow after our play date!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting much this past week. This week was actually my last week of summer school and my final was on Friday. The final was CRAZY~! We only had 6 questions and I took the full hour and half to finish it! When I walked out of there my brain was MUSH! But I have wonderful news to report, well, TWO things to report: 1) I have four weeks of freedom until my Fall semester starts! Woohoo! CRAFTING HERE I COME! and 2) I GOT AN A IN CALCULUS! Yey! Mommy and Daddy will be so proud when I tell them! Well, I'm off to the drags. I hope I'll be able to craft tonight. =) Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Azumi!

NO! NOT A HUMAN BABY! (We are SO NOT ready! We don't even want one until YEARS LATER!) But hubbie comes home with a surprise last night; her name is Azumi. Right now, she's playing with a toy bird thing. Can you guess what it is? Yup, it's a kitten. It's interesting to have a kitten in the house again. We already have 2 boys and they get along great. Yoshi (the friendly kitty) is getting to know Azumi, and Touge (the shy, mama's boy baby) well, he is what he is, a mama's boy. All he wants it my attention. Here's some pictures of our new baby!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


It was so MUGGY this morning! Eew! Nasty! Today was so gloomy, rain, rain, rain, and you know it, more rain! It finally stopped raining at my house (it's 11-ish). So can you guess what I did tonight AND today? Yup, I did LAUNDRY! Ha! Never guessed that one did you! LOL! I'm such a dork and I know it an love it. Hunnie washed the clothes and I put it away, then I straightened up my closet, vacumed my room, made some soy-beans ( milk....[sorry, I'm hungry again]) and in between all this I made this for myself:

Isn't she pretty! It's a digi stamp from InStyle Stamps, her name is Mykai. I love asian themed things! So here's the 411:

I made my own template to fit a Jr. Legal Notepad (I bought the notepad from Office Max) and it uses a full 12x12 sheet. Cardstock that was used:Bazzill's Ebony, Bazzill's Cardinal (I think...) and the washi paper, has no name (of course! grr!) Copic colors that I used: E50, R30, E47, E79, BG01, and BG23. Oh! I almost forgot! and Atyou Spica (that's those glitter pens) Turquoise.

Well guys...enjoy your night.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Hey everyone! IT'S ALOHA FRIDAY, NO SCHOOL TILL MONDAY! Sorry, I changed the song to match me. Heehee!This is my FIRST card that I'm submitting for Mojo Monday. I just realized it's really plain. *Gotta make better cards...*

Well, here's the supply list:


Bazzill Bitter Chocolate and American Crafts Backyard 12x12 (all it has is the stock numbers: 34698 and 34703). The American Crafts paper is double sided so I just used the back side to make more layers.

Everything else is basic; I didn't even blend my colors this time. I'm just going for simplicity. Well, I'm off to homework and hopefully I'll be able to craft tonight. HAPPY FRIDAY!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quick Birthday Card

Wasn't it a beautiful day in Hilo today!?! Blue skies, the sun shinning, cool trade winds. Hope you had a wonderful day. If you didn't have a best-est day every, you still have a few hours to craft! So find something to craft and make tonight a spectacular night of crafting! =)

It's 6:20 pm and I just spent 20 minutes making this card. The entire day (9:30 am - a few minutes ago), I was working on my math (that's not even including class today!). Ugh too: re-taking tests, anti-derivatives, and reversing the chain rule. Yeah, I don't get it either! My brain hurts just thinking about it.

I had to whip up a birthday card for one of our friends (of course, her birthday is tonight and I waited till the last minute). I'm so glad for card websites! Giving me quick inspirations when I need to make the card NOW! You know what I mean?

Anyway, this card is simple to make:

Bazzill Smoothies - Watermelon Sensation
Light Yellow Cardstock (yup, the same one from the other card, still don't know the name)
Doodlebug's Pink Lemonade Plaid

Hero Arts Ink n'Stamp - Sweets
Hero Arts Clear Stamps - Birthday Sayings

Hero Arts Spring Flower Art
Green Ribbon

Other tools used:
Die Cutting System
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Small Deckled Rectangles
Memento's Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black and New Sprout

Now, off to waking up hunny, drag him down to Ben Franks, picking up a gift certificate, then head over to their house and having BBQ for dinner! YUMMY YUMMY FOR MY TUMMY! The birthday girl is into beading (is that what it's called...? I was going to say bead-making, but it's not bead-making. You know what I mean...the thing you use with bead to make jewerly). LOL! *Talk about brain-farts tonight! Sorry...

Have a great night!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Supplies, Supplies Challenge by TGF

I love Flutter Anya! She is SO CUTE! But here's my card for this weeks challenge. The saying, "The Sky's the Limit" is actually from the new stamp set from TGF but Michele didn't get it in yet. So I copied the image into Paint, save it, re-opend with Window's Photo Gallery, and printed their image to a 4x6 size, and traced it on to the card. Silly I know, I just hope that people will think it's the actual stamp! =P All the other saying's DID NOT MATCH! I was going to use: Remember to Laugh, Laughter is Magic, or Bringing you a Smile, it just didn't work. Even my hubbie said that none of those sayings matched; he really like this one.

Here's the supplies I used to make this card:

Light Yellow Cardstock from Bazzill (sorry, lost the package and I don't know the name)
Doodlebug's Sugarcoated Lily White (White) Cardstock
Doodlebug's Sugarcoated Buttercream (Light Yellow) Cardstock
Doodlebut's Sugarcoated Bumblebee (Yellow) Cardstock
White Cardstock

TGF Flutter Anya (inked with Memento Tuxedo Black)
Hero Arts - Cloud Stamp (inked with Cyan Versa Color)

Copic Colors:
Hair: E33, E35, and E37
Skin: YR000, YR20 and E21
Wings: Y02 and Y06
Outfit and Hearts: B05

Stickles Glitter Glue - Yellow
Hero Arts Faceted Clear Gemstones
Small Star Punch

The glitter cloud (with stars) was cut with the Cricut, I believe it's the Paperdoll Collection. Within the stars are smaller stars, which were punched and glued on. I followed a pattern for the gemstones, i used "In Stitch'z" by Bazzill - flourishes templates. These templates are pretty cool too, you are supposed to actually poke holes in the paper and create a stiched design. Now I'm off to go and do homework. =( Until then, that's for checking me out, have a great night!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

TGF Supplies, Supplies Challenge

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted much. I've been busy with school, then the shop, and of course, my hunny bunny comes first. Last night I was really inspired by other people's coloring technique; so I tried it for myself. I've always had a problem with the hair but it's actually looks "okay" to me. This week’s challenge for TGF (The Greeting Farm) was Supplies, Supplies. The rules are simple: Two TGF Stamps, one punch, and bling. That's it! It did take me awhile to figure out what to do, I was supposed to use another paper but I liked this one better.

Here's the supplies I used: Bazzil's Bubble Blue Cardstock, Tsunigi Bright Green Cardstock, Heidi Grace Designs - Beyond the Sea/Sea Bed Double Sided Cardstock Paper, Jolee's Dimensional Stickers - Sea Horses, Martha Stewart Crafts - Crab Punch, Carla Craft - Small Sakura Punch, Hero Arts Gemstones - Assorted Crystal Gemstones, Mermaid Anya Stamp, and the word "Fintastic" is from the Down by the Pond stamp set.

I'm always trying to learn how to color with my Copics, and trying to figure out nice color combinations for skin tones and hair color. So here's what I did:

Skin Tone:
  1. YR000 - Silk
  2. YR20 - Yellowish Shade

E21 - Baby Skin Pink (JUST for shadow ONLY)


  1. BV02 - Prune
  2. BV13 - Hydrangea Blue
  3. BV17 - Deep Reddish Blue

Eyeshadow and Seashells:

  1. B52 - Soft Greenish Blue


  1. G05 - Emerald Green
  2. G17 - Forest Green

Enjoy and have fun!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

FFF Sketch - 50's Sweetheart

Talk about simplicity! I could of done better. Oh well! Maybe the next one. =)

Products used:

Digi Stamp - 50's Sweetheart, American Crafts - 12x12 paper (sorry it's not giving me a name), Sei Mon Coeur 12x12, Bazzil's Coconut Swirl Cardstock, Bazzil's Quartz Cardstock, American Crafts Premium Ribbon, Hero Arts Heart Accent Pearls, Stickles Cotton Candy, and Copics.

Sorry guys, I wasn't paying attention to what colors I was using.

FFF Sketch - Flutter

I really had fun making this card! Mainly because it's two different designs but the same company.

Products used:
Sei Cherie 12x12, Sei Mon Coeur 12x12, Mocha Devine Cardstock, Quartz Cardstock, Mirri Silver Cardstock, Brown Ribbon, Hero Arts Heart Accent Pearl, Flutter Anya and Copic Markers

Colors I used for the Anya are: E50 (Skin), Y00, Y02, and Y06 (Hair), R30 and RV42 (Outfit and Wings)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Dotty Spotty Challenge from TGF

I really like doing these weekly challenges. It feels like doing these challenges exposes me to using different designs that I wouldn't normally use. That reminds me...someone told me about Hero Arts Blog Challenges. Gotta check that out after this! Well, enjoy.

Supplies I used to make this card:
doodlebug Sugar Coated Paper, Parakeet Cardstock, BoBunny Double Sided "Sage" Ribbon, HG Snuggle Stamp, Lucky Bunnies Stamp Set, and Copic Markers

Products used to make this card:
Parakeet Cardstock, Bitter Chocolate Cardstock, BoBunny Light Pink Cardstock, I forget the green poka-dot paper, Hero Arts Poka Dot Stamp, Flutter Anya Stamps, Copic Markers, Cricut, and Cookie Cutters by Quickutz.

Sorry it's so short and to the point...

Friday, June 26, 2009

You gotta see this!

Hey guys! My husband's cousin came over a few weeks ago and we (James, Shawn (James' brother), Leah, Sergee, and Yasha) had lunch together at Liliokalani. Here are some ADORABLE pictures that we took together, the EXTREMELY cute ones are with Yasha and Shawn.

Leah, Sergee, and Yasha
Baby Yasha
Mommy and Baby
Uncle and Baby

These are the moments that touch your heart!

I will be scraping these moments as soon as the credit card balance goes down. ;) From what I learned, crafting can rack up your bill VERY QUICKLY! Nitey nite guys, I gotta go to sleep (I still haven't prep for tomorrow's class! EEEKK! Tonight, I was enjoying my beer, soy beans, my hubbie and Shawns company). G'Night! I'll be up at 6 am to prep.

Shaker Box Card Class

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1st Row (L-R): Tracy, Donna and Angie
2nd Row (L-R): Susan, Mary, and me

It's been a while since I taught a class, I had so much fun teaching again! It really picked me up! But when I think about it, it was the people who came, that made me laugh and had fun! Thanks guys for a wonderful time!

P.S. Another good flesh blending colors are: E50, E51 and E53.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Wonderful Sunset

Hi everyone! Sorry I have not done much lately, James and I had our anniversary on Thursday, and we headed over to Waikoloa Friday afternoon. This picture was from Saturday. We had such a wonderful time!

On Friday, we checked in and got ready for dinner, James made dinner reservations at Roy’s. The food there was delicious, amazing, awesome, the best! Saturday, we woke up around 8am, had breakfast ordered to our room, our friends came over around 12pm, we swam in the pool all day (James and I got BURNT!) after our friends left, drove into Kona, and went to Petco (we bought our kitties a new toy) and we ate at Genki Sushi. We had to put the menu next to the belt so we could see what we were eating. Then we came back to Waikoloa, saw the sunset, went back to our room and watched a movie. This morning, after waking up in pain from the sun-burn, somehow made it down to the restaurant and ate at the breakfast buffet. The funniest part about breakfast was, James made his plate and took it to the table, came back to grab juice for us and was waiting with me for my toast to finish. When my toast finished, we looked at our table, and I kid you not, there was 15 BIRDS EATING HIS BREAKFAST!!! LMAO!!! We totally forgot to take a picture of that moment! Dough! The birds even took one entire piece of bacon! Poor baby had to redo his plate. Packed up and now we are back at home.

We had wonderful time at the Marriott, we are glad to be home, but surely miss staying at a hotel. Until later...have a great day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hubbie's Anniversary Card

This is what I made for my hunnie for our anniversary. <3
OMG! THIS IS MY FOURTH TIME TRYING TO POST THIS THING! GGGGRRRRRRRRRR! (PULLING OUT MY HAIR!) Okay, for the fourth time...hopefully this time my post will post!
I wish I could give you guys the details that I used to make this card but, I kinda forget...Sorry! My main theme was our wedding colors (white and pink) and keeping it simple (black and white). But if you would like to learn how to make this Magic Card, check out Island Scrapbooking blog and sign up. You gotta HURRY! The class is filling up quick! There's only 2 sessions offered (one is closed) and only FOUR seats per session!
Other than that, I hope this posts! Have a great day!