Sunday, August 15, 2010

TCP Blog Hop!

Gosh, was this weekend really 2 days long?  It went much too fast.  I finally got a card done for The Cat's Pajamas blog hop.  I said it before and am saying it again...I love this newest release.

This image is from "Toni's Tea Set".  I really mixed up the papers on this one.  The background paper is from Jillibean Soup, the green dots from the Twitterpated Collection from Pebbles, and the red dots are from Sassafras Lass.  I made the wrinkled ribbon from Hug Snug seam binding (can't wait to try coloring some) and added the stick pen.  The rectangles and circles are cut with Nestibilities, and the buttons are CutUps from TCP.  The sketch is form last weeks SFYTT.  Such fun!
Aloha, 
Brenda

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Aloha Friday!

Wow, this week went fast!  School is back in fully force for Kelly.  They are in the heat of volleyball tryouts.  The last 2 days they have played in a tournament with both mainland and international teams.  I get to take snacks and go watch tomorrow.
Cute Stuff, one of my favorite places, is having a sale this weekend.  I need to make room in the schedule for a trip there.  Lianne has Jean's new (big!) release from Dandelion Design's.  Can't wait to see them.  She always comes up with such cute little stamps!



This card is again made with, you guessed it, The Cat's Pajamas previous release.  I love these cute little bunnies.  The DP is from Basic Grey.  I pick up the Green at Heart paper pad when I visited Archiver's in Denver (we don't have Archiver's in Hawai'i).  An embossing folder was used to emboss the cardstock.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CPR Certified!

Well...I completed the dreaded CPR certification yesterday and came out with a card, so all is good in the Universe!  Not sure why I always dread it so much, PTSD from all those years of school I guess.  Anyway, good for another 2 years!

This is another image from The Cat's Pajamas new release...loving all the animals from the "And Baby Makes..." set.  I CASEd the basic layout of this card from Leigh O'Brien.  I used DCWV DP, the giraffes are colored with Copic Markers, while the sky is chalked.  I added a few embellies and you have a card for many occasions.  Love the sentiment which comes with the set.
Aloha,

PS  Today is the 21st anniversary of my marriage to the man who is still the love of my life and by best friend.  I hoping for at least 21 more years!  
Brenda


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oops, it's Wednesday already!

OK, so I'm not doing so good this week.  The kids had a stomach virus beginning early Sunday.  Finally today, they are both feeling better!   I am so thankful they are usually healthy, reminded me of when they were tiny and required so much care.

This card is a total CASE from Leigh O'Brien.  Still loving the new sets I got during Alma's new release.  The image is paper pieced with paper downloaded from Shabby Princess.  The circle and scalloped circle are cut using Nestabilities.  The Flower and button is cut, with die from The Cat's Pajamas, from polyfelt purchased at Ben Franklin.  The twine is crochet thread I had in my stash.  I am loving paper piecing and if you do, this new release is tons of fun!
Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oh my goodness, have you seen all the cute new Pure Innocence stamps just released by MFT?  I am also loving the new Die-Namics!  Between The Cat's Pajamas, MFT and Verve Stamps, my kids college fund may be in serious danger!  


The post today is another Pure Innocence image from My Favorite Things.  I used papers I got from Price Busters here in Honolulu (for a very good price), not sure who they are from.  I paper pieced her shower cap and did the rest of the coloring with Copics.  The bubbles are topped with Stickles and really look like little bubbles. I used Nesties to cut the circles, the twill is from Martha Stewart and the button is from my beloved stash.

Hope you all have a great Aloha Friday!
Aloha,
Brenda

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

So much I want to do and so little time and energy tonight.  Quick post to show another card I did last week.


I am seeing so many buttons lately, I decided to use some from my stash.  The tree and owl image are from My Favorite Things as is the Die-namaics die cut rickrack.  The designer paper dots is from Scenic Route and the flowers are from My Minds Eye.  The cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  The coloring was done with Copics and stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Dandelion Designs.  

Hope your day is full of blessings!
Aloha,
Brenda



Pure Innocence Love





I made this little card during my time off last week.  I am not sure whether this was from a card sketch challange or not (sorry I can't give credit if it was).  The image is one of the Pure Innocence Stamps from My Favorite Things.  I am on a kick right now trying to use up some of my old paper scraps.  The paisley paper is from Making Memories several years ago and the dots are from American Crafts.  The cardstock background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The buttons are from my wonderful stash (you can NEVER have too many buttons), tied on with hemp cord.  I colored this cutie pie with Copics and paper pieced her sweater with another MM scrap.  I love these Pure Innocence images!  By the way, MFT is doing sneak peeks this week, take a look here.
Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mini Album Continued

Good thing I live in Hawaii, this is a late post, but at least it is still Monday!  I am back at work today, thankful to have had the holiday and thankful to have a job to go back to.

Here are a few last pics of the mini album.
These are all stamps from Rubber Stamp Plantation.  They  were stamped with Distress Inks on the back of the packing tag.  I love this image of the beautiful Hawaiian Wahine (woman).



These images are all Hero Arts.  The background image is stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and smudged with Distress Ink.  The flower image is done the same way.  Ribbon is American Crafts and the tags are jewelry tags from a local office supply store which were inked with, you guessed it, Distress Ink!


The leaves on this page are from Rubber Stamp Plantation.  Their images are so perfect with creating projects with a Hawaiian or island theme.  The Ledger Clings stamp from Hero Arts was used again here.  The flower is from a Prima grab bag with miscellaneous bling placed in the center.



Another Rubber Stamp Plantation image here, stamped with Versamark Sepia Ink and clear heat embossed.  The background is Distress Ink with Sheer Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko sprayed to look lik moonbeams.  The ribbon is May Arts.  The background is embossed with one of the Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folders (LOVE THESE!) and colored with Distress Inks applied with the Inkessential sponge applicator.




The last page is a Hero Arts background image, again stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and Distress Ink applied with sponger applicator.

This mini album was a lot of fun to do, can't wait to give it to my friends, hopefully with a few pictures included.

Aloha,
Brenda