Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in the US!  I am actually cooking today, which is definitely something out of the ordinary.  We are cooking turkey with all the trimmings.  Just in case it doesn't work out we have the number for our local Chinese food favorite handy:).  

I finished my Christmas cards last week! (wow 2 miracles and it isn't even Christmas yet!)  I got my goodies from The Cat's Pajamas Black Friday Sale last and was super inspired.  I am pleased with the way they turned out.  See the inside below.  DP is from American Crafts, last years designs I needed to use up.  The ticket die, the border die and the panel dies are all CutUps from TCP. I stamped the "ticket" using Admit One from TCP and used Studio G letter stamps to add Polar Express.  The sentiment is from TCP Elegant Christmas, the holly is from Fairy Christmas.  I used distress ink on the tickets and around the card base.  Stickles make the holly and  border die shine!  (The next miracle will occur when they hit the mail box:)

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Aloha, happy Saturday.  I had such a nice day today.  The nicest part was spending it with my sweet daughter.  I also got to cross something else off my bucket list.  I was able to find a beautiful sunrise shell at a school craft fair!  Sunrise shells are found only in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands so it means a lot to me.
I made this little card for Kelly to give to her teachers that wrote college rec letters for her.  The owl is from the Cricut cartridge, Hoot and Holler, the sentiment is from Verve, and the design papers are from My Minds Eye.  I cut the owl from various scraps I had in my basket.  It is a small card, 3.5X4.25, perfect to attach to the little gift.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Changes

YEA!!! A Cat's Pajamas sale!  Maybe that will stimulate some creativity here.  Lots has gone on since my last post.  We have been seeing the circle of life play out in both good ways and sad ways.  The one guarantee we have is that change is gonna happen, right?  We just have to ease the pain and celebrate the joys.  I am thankful everyday for all the wonderful people in my life, some are long time loved ones, others brush by softly and quickly, but oh so lovingly.  Definitely a testimony of God working in our lives.  I will close with a card I made for a dear friend that has also been dealing with many roadblocks in life.  Somehow this Verve stamp just seemed appropriate!  If you have questions about the details, please let me know.  Thanks for looking.
Aloha,
Brenda