Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CRAFT Colour Challenge #292

Happy New Year!!!!  Hope this year is your best one yet!  I'm so glad you stopped by for the CRAFT Colour Challenge.  Here's our fab combo:

I love these relaxing blue/grey tones.  I chose to use the solid colors with one patterned paper designed by our very own Jo!  Here's what I came up with:

As you can see, I made a calendar card for one of my co-workers.  Hope she appreciates the attempt at humor.  This sweet digi, "You Moove Me" from Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps was the inspiration.  The card recipe was from Sweetest Thing #247 and it worked pefectly for this fold up calendar.

I know it's New Year's Day, but you have until 6 pm (GMT) next Wednesday to play.  As usual, our wonderful sponsors have some great prizes up for grabs...

Digital Delights with a prize of:

Pattie's Creations Digital Images with a prize of 3 images of your choice

And, our sponsor for the Top 3 is:

1st-3 digis of choice 
2nd-2 digis of choice
3rd-1 digi of choice

If you need some inspiration stop by and check out the DT's beauties.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge.  Here's to happy crafting in 2015!


Digital Image:  Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps You Moove Me
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzil Cardstock, Trimgym's Digital Design Paper Winter Wonderland Pack
Accessories: SU! embossing folders, The Cat's Pajama's Flower Button CutUps, button from stash, Coates and Clark thread, mini calendar, free font A Gentle Touch, Copic markers, EK Success chalk  

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou or Happy New Year!

Picture from

Praying for a year full of blessings and peace in 2015 for each and everyone of you!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Viva la Verve 4th and last!

OK, last post for today.  Just wanted to show I have been doing a little something crafty the last couple of days and now I have 4 cards for my 2015 stash!  I love these designs because they are so interesting and give me the opportunity to use those scraps that I just can't throw away.

Here's the sketch:

Here's card 4:

To visit the Viva la Verve blog for more information go here.  For supplies I have used, go here.  Hope your holiday festivities are still going strong.  3 more days to the big count down!


Viva la Verve Card 3

Another quick post to put my third card of the series out there.  This is really a lot of fun.  I may have to try to come up with a one sheet wonder of my own.  Click here for the low down from the Viva la Verve blog post and here to see the supplies I have used.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card 3:

Thanks for checking in! 


Viva la Verve Challenge Card #2

Short and's the second card in the Viva la Verve one sheet wonder series.  For more information on the Viva la Verve blog check here.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

The supplies I used are the same as card 1 except this card uses Doodlebug Design sequins.  Check here if you want more information about the supplies.  

Hope you have a fantastic week!  Thanks for stopping by.


Viva la Verve One Sheet Wonders #1

I absolutely love Julee's idea here and had to give it a try.  I'm considering this a start to next years Christmas cards.

Here is sketch 1:

Here is card 1:

I used Verve's 'Every Heart' Plain Jane for all 4 cards and heat embossed them with a Creations Unlimited powder called Golden Rose.  I love the way it looks in real life. The paper is Basic Grey's 6x6 Evergreen Paper Pad. I used Sequined Bunny sequins and a very old Making Memories heart for embellishments. Fun, fun! Instead of using one double sided sheet, I used scraps to create these wonderful designs. With a little luck, will be posting the others soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Craft Challenge #291 Anything Goes!

Merry Christmas!  I hope the hustle and bustle has slowed down and you are spending time with family and friends today.  Hopefully you will have some time in the coming week to join us in our latest  CRAFT Challenge #291...ANYTHING GOES!  Easy peasy, right?  Perfect for making thank-you cards, New Year's cards or for me, a birthday card.  

I needed a card for a darling child turning four and here's what happened:

I used a Bugaboo image, Bbrat Ballerina to make this bright, sparkly card.  I think she will love it. 

Our fabulous sponsers this week are:

Prize is 3 images for your choice!

Prize is 5 digital images of your choice

Prize is 4 images of your choice.

Prize is Craftsuprint's Premium Collection Downloadable CD worth £19.99

Our Star of the Month Sponser for December, The Cutting Cafe
The prize is three sets from their online shop.

Head on over and take a look at the great creations my teamies have put together and then link up for a chance to win!  I look forward to seeing your ideas!

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka, 

Digital Image: Bugaboo Stamps Bbrat Ballerina
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Pebbles Basics Paper Stack, DCWV cardstock
Accessories: The Cat's Pajamas Numbers Plate CutUps, Copic Markers, Stickles, May Arts Ribbon, SU! edge punch

Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas full of peace, love and blessings!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge-Make Your Own


Our Sponser this week is

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

Well, at this point all the Christmas festivities should be well under control, right?  If not (like me) you could probably use a break, so come join in on this weeks Make Your Own Challenge.  This one leaves lots of room for could make buttons, your own embossing folder, background paper, flowers, crochet snowflakes...   I decided to try to make the dot embellishments that are so popular.  I was inspired by a Pintrest post.  The difference between mine and the pin is that I made mine with glitter glue sticks.  I have tried and been successful using the melted pony bead technique also, but like this one better.  Kinda hard to see in the pic, but the dots have a nice little sparkle IRL.

Bugaboo Stocking Mouse

Take a few minutes and head on over the the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog.  This week, besides the DT sharing their wonderful creations, there's a great tutorial you're going to want to check out.

Thanks for stopping by!


Image:  Bugaboo Stocking Mouse
Stamps:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Doodle Bug Design Santa Express, DCWV cardstock, Hobby Lobby kraft cardstock
Accessories: Sizzix Dies, Copic Markers, fine tip glue gun, glitter glue sticks

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Craft Challenge #290, New...

Whether we are ready for it or not, 2015 is just around the corner!  With that in mind, the CRAFT Challenge this week is very appropriately NEW...  All sorts of ideas pop into my mind for this one; new baby, new love, new house, new recipe, new car...  I have decided to take on New Year with resolution's in mind.  This decision was inspired by the great image, Workout Cat,  from Inky Impressions.

Here's my take:

So, why should you join us for this particular challenge?  Because of the great sponsors we have and it's just plain fun!  The following prizes are up for grabs:

 $10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

3 Images of your choice

$10 Voucher 

So, grab a nice cuppa, settle in and stop by the CRAFT blog to take a look at my teamies fab creations and then link yours up for a chance to win.


Digital Image: Inky Impressions Workout Cat
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Make Merry! (sentiment)
Paper:  Neenah kraft cardstock, DCWV black cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy, Canvas Corp Back and Kraft Dot Reverse
Accessories: black upholstery thread, Copic Markers, Fawn Lawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Journaling Card, SU! twine, Darice Pearls

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Smooches Anything Goes!

Wow, just under the wire.  My daughter is back home (YIPEE!!!) from school for Christmas break so we went out today to find our Christmas tree.  I also wanted to get my mainland packages ready to mail next week.  As a result I had just a little time to put together this little card.  Love this set from Paper Smooches, Santa Paws!  I am going to add it to the Linky for the Sparks challenge with only 42 minutes to spare!

All the wonders of this wonderful season are beginning to happen here.  Our little Manoa Valley Christmas Parade took place tonight.  Tomorrow we will decorate our tree, the first live one in many years!  I hope your weekend is going well and you are able to do that which you love!


Stamps:  Paper Smooches Santa Paws, Winner and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, SU! cardstock
Dies:  Paper Smooches Santa Paws and Gift Tags, Taylored Expressions Postage Stamp Stacklets
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Embossing folder Winter Flurry and Snowfall, Copic Markers, Divine Baker's Twine, Darice Evergreen bough snippit

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CRAFT Challenge #289, A Sketch Challenge


Time for new CRAFT Challenge and this week we have a sketch to show off your skills!  This week the DT has come up with some amazing creations to spark some creativity.  Head on over to see their projects and a better look at the sketch.

Here's my result:
Nutsy Present Karen's Doodles

Our amazing sponsors have some great prizes up for grabs...

$20 voucher

$7.00 gift certificate

Our Top 3 Sponser- Karen's Doodles
1st-3 digis of your choice
2nd-2 digis of your choice
3rd-1digi of your choice

Come on by CRAFT Challenge and visit Mr. Linky for  your chance to win and so we can be inspired by your creations!

Thanks for taking the time to drop in.  I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs!


Image: Karen's Doodles Nutsy Present
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, MME Stella Rose, DCWV cardstock, SU! kraft cardstock
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Spellbinders die, Sizzix die, Cheery Lynn die, brad, American Craft Rickrack, DIY dots

Monday, December 8, 2014

TTT-Inspiration from something in your home

I want to  let you know about the newest Top Tip Tuesday ChallengeInspiration from something in your home.  I also want to introduce you to Scarey Santa, my inspiration:

He was named this by my children when they were small.  I have to admit Santa has lost a lot of his former glory.  He was stuck in an attic for many years but he lives with us all year round now.  He belonged to my parents and, well, lets just say he is older than I am and that definitely qualifies him for vintage, almost antique:).  I love him despite this because of the memories of Christmas past that he evokes, and they are all wonderful.  

This is the design I came up with to honor these memories:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said.   
I stopped by the website and saw some wonderful goodies.  They have not only digital images, but cut files and beautiful digital papers.  Take a look see for your self.  Better yet, enter the TTT Challenge for a chance to win a very generous $20 voucher!

My tip for this week is to always test older embossing powder before you put it on your project.  Apparently it can get old and this results in a less than desirable effect.  (Don't ask me how I know this.)

I hope you have a chance to join in the fun.  Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Anita's Stamps Christmas Holiday Pipe
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper:  Michael's kraft cardstock, DCWV cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy
Diecuts:  Ranger Holiday Words Script, Penny Black poinsettia, Spellbinders circle
Accessories:  Stampendous Shabby White and Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, SU! glitter, Martha Stewart Stucco Paint, Winnie and Walter Creative Screenings Big Bang Circle, Copic Markers, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU! Dazzling Details gold glitz