Friday, January 31, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 -- Misaki

Hello!  Last day of previews for Sister Stamps Release #20.  Today the focus is on Misaki.  Her pose is so adorable chasing the birds. 

I made another pop up box card following Eunice's tutorial.  This box is black with some gold trim and covered with pretty washi paper.  I actually love this washi paper so you may see it a lot on future projects.  This does close flat but not too flat because of the tissue paper I added in the front.  I also glued on some flowers onto the tissue paper.

Here is a close up.  The sentiment was purple but since that didn't quite match my project I just colored it black with my Copic marker.  I die cut the gold 40 using CC Cutters numbers die.  I added some gold dots in the shape of flowers onto Misaki's kimono too.

Check out the rest of the DT too!
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi
Linda
Linda's You Tube Channel

The release day is Saturday and I'll have another project to share too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 -- Harumi

Hello again!  Welcome back to another preview day of Sister Stamps Release #20. 

Today, I'm sharing my Harumi card.  She is sweet too.  I kept this very simple because I love this embossing folder with the branches and flowers.  I rubbed on some white ink to highlight the branches and then colored in some of the flowers with a Copic pen.  She looks like she is enjoying a day under a pretty tree. 

Actually, I thought all the girls would look pretty under this tree so I made a couple more and made this into a set of notecards.  You might notice that I colored exactly the same flowers on each card.  I liked the placement of the colors so I kept them the same! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT and their creations!
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi
Linda
Linda's You Tube Channel

I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share.  Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 -- Minako


Hello!  Sister Stamps is back from the holiday break with their 20th release which will be available Saturday, February 1st.  Now, have you been checking out Jenny's introductory posts about each of these new images?  If not, you should because she's got prizes!  These new images are so versatile and perfect for any occasion cards and projects. 

Here is Minako.  Sweet, isn't she?  I love her serene and peaceful pose and smile.  I had to add a little bird friend from Misaki.  They are having a conversation.  This is a little box from La-La Land Crafts that you can decorate however you like.  I wanted to create a gold box since I'm kind of fixated on that gold paper.  Isn't it amazing when you emboss it too?  I love that floral embossing on the bottom.  The corner dies are also from La-La Land Crafts.  I didn't add a sentiment to this because I didn't think it needed one.  But it would be great for Girl's Day or Valentine's or a birthday too.

Here is a side view.

Inside of the box.  I added gold to all the sides of the inner box.  You can see the reflection of the washi paper on the inside.

Please check out more previews from the Sister Stamps DT.
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi
Linda
Linda's You Tube Channel

Before I go, I just wanted to say how stinkin' cold and windy it is here!  Typing again with gloves and socks and even wore jeans that I usually only wear when it's cold.  But at least the sun is shining today, not like yesterday when it was totally gloomy all day.  Hopefully it passes soon so we can get our normal weather back.

I'll be back tomorrow and thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Post #10

Hello!  We woke up this morning to a power outage.  It was about 5 in the morning when I could hear my kiddies giggling and playing in their room.  Yes, I have super hearing even in my sleep and even though their room is way on the other side of the house and down some stairs.  I thought I was dreaming of course because who wakes up at 5 am on a Sunday morning?  I went down to the room and found my daughter was awake too and all 3 of them were talking story in the dark.  I scolded them to go back to bed!  My boys woke up because their night light went out and it was dark!  Very similar to me.  I woke up cause it was unusually dark in my bedroom too.  We keep a night light too in case our youngest wanders into our room which he occasionally does.  But I realized today that I would much rather sleep in complete darkness.  I am taking that night light out and my youngest can stumble in the dark to our room if he has to.  Thankfully the electricity was up again in time to cook pancakes for breakfast.

Typically, I don't post my Chi Chi Memories project til Friday but this is my last card for them and I didn't want to have a double post since it is Sister Stamps preview week too. 

My last card features the puppy from Winter Sports digi set.  I think I may have gone overboard with the frantage so maybe it's more like a blizzard instead of gently falling snow.  The sentiment is from CC Designs.

While looking for paper to match this cute puppy, I realize I have too many 6x6 paper pads.  So no more paper buying for me ... unless it is Doodlebug.  Haha, there's my disclaimer.  I can't wait for all the new Doodlebug pads to come out.

I am also super excited to share some Sister Stamps projects soon.  It's been a while, hasn't it?  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Post #9

Hello!  Are you cold out there?  It's freezing here.  Not like mainland freezing but pretty cold for Hawaii folks.  Yesterday morning it was 64 degrees!  That's cold for us.  Still could wear shorts but had my jacket on and I even slept with my cozy socks.  It's cold this morning too and I wore shorts to drop off my boys but then regretted it cause it was chilly.

Today is my post for Chi Chi Memories.

I colored up these two from the Winter Sports digi set.  They are all matchy like a cute couple.  I don't really know any couples that would actually wear matching clothes like this but thought it would be cute.  The sentiment and snowflakes are from CC Designs.  I added some sequins too!  I finally got some Lawn Fawn sequins that I've been wanting.

I am actually typing while wearing gloves and I'm pretty proud of myself for not making too many typos.  My hands always get super cold when it's cold outside.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, January 20, 2014

CAS Birthday

Hi all!  Happy MLK Day!  Hoping some of you had an extra day off today too.  I got to spend the morning doing some crafty shopping.  Fun, right? 

Today I have a very simple birthday card to share.  We went to a first birthday party yesterday for a cousin's sweet baby boy.  He is such a cutie and our kiddies love him so much!

I went with Sister Stamps Takeo.  You might notice that little blip in the green balloon.  I was going to color the balloons transparent so the other balloons would be visible underneath too but got kind of lazy and then tried to hide the orange with the green but it's still there.  I think it still looks okay.  See also more gold matting and gold letters that were cut with PTI alphabet dies.  I love the gold!

This is the inside.  I used MFT's horizontal giftcard die to hold some cash for the birthday boy.  I used the cute koi washi paper too.  I just bought another sheet today on my crafty shopping trip.  I first thought they had run out but I checked out the papers underneath the top few sheets and found a small stash of these left.  I guess people do not put the sheets back in the right places! 

I think I need someone to kick me in the butt to get going and open my Etsy store.  I've been stuck in the same place for a couple months now thinking about shipping and returns and blah blah blah.  Took me weeks to think of a name and even now I want to change it.  I have 3 extra calendars I wanted to list in the store and now I'm thinking I might run out of time and it's kind of silly to buy a calendar when the year will be half gone by the time I open my store. 

Gotta feed the hungry babies now.  Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hideo Calendar

Hi all!  So I actually finished making 20 calendars for this year.  I didn't take a photo of every one since they are all similar to the ones I posted earlier HERE.  I just wanted to share this one that is different.

Okay, it is not that different.  Just a different Sister Stamps image called Hideo.  I love this washi paper that I found at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Cute, right?  So perfect for a boy.  Oh, and sorry about the glare in the photo.  I am just loving this gold cardstock too but it is so reflective in my photos.  I might just put it in all my creations.

I am thinking about starting 2015 calendars!  Maybe I could make like 3 a month or something.  I am seriously gonna start now so I'll have enough to giveaway at the end of the year and maybe I'll make a variety of them.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Post #8

Hello!  It's Friday and I have my latest Chi Chi Memories card to share today.

This little guy is from the Winter Sports digi set.  He looks like he's having a lot fun.  The sentiment and snowflake is from CC Designs. Though I've seen and played in snow before, I've never been snowboarding or skiing.  I'm not the most coordinated person.  I always think I'll fall on my butt getting off the ski lift and hold up the line.  My hubby says that is very embarrassing as he has done it before.  My youngest asks me to take him on a trip to see snow all the time.  I don't know if I really want to endure the cold or even travel during winter but I guess it is on my list of places to take the kiddies one day.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CC Designs January Review

Hello!  Today is review day of the January release at CC Designs.

I have come to the realization, or maybe now I've accepted the fact that I like making simple cards.  I see lots of cards that have a whole bunch of stuff going on and while that is visually appealing to me, I don't think I have the patience to make something like that all the time.  So this is my simple card featuring Love Letter Lucy and the Mailbox.  The sentiment at the top is from Adoring You.  I just love the paper with the clouds and hearts trailing down from them.  Too bad I couldn't use more of it on this card.

Here is a close up.  Lucy is popped up on dimensionals. 

Hope you'll check out more of the review at CC Designs.  So many adorable Valentine's ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Last Christmas Post

Hello!  I think this is my last Christmas related post.  I wanted to share this little box that I altered.

This little box is from La-La Land Crafts.  It is only 4x4 inches and it's so cute!  It is the perfect size for a small gift.  I added a gift card inside.  I love these little kits from La-La Land Crafts.  Their dies are pretty awesome too. 

Here is a close up of the image called Jill - Spirit of Christmas which is from Tiddly Inks.  I thought it was a very sweet image perfect for gift giving.  I printed this image a bit smaller so it would fit nicely onto the box.

Here is how it looks when opened.  You can decorate all the sides of the box before adhering it down.  Hopefully the glue is strong and it doesn't fall apart!

I plan on ordering more of these little boxes.  Maybe I'll try one of their larger kits too.  They have such amazing looking shadow boxes.

Thanks so much for visiting!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Post #7

Hello!  As I sat around this morning visiting my usual blogs and stalking others on FB, I realized I forgot to post my latest Chi Chi Memories project.  Oops!  I was just so happy that Friday is finally here and I completely forgot.

Here is my latest card using Chi Chi Memories Winter Sports.  I went with lots of pink and purple.  The sentiment keeps reminding me to get up and exercise so I try not to look at it too much.  Still trying to ignore it but it's a new year and isn't that the time every one vows to exercise and lose weight?  I guess I will get off my lazy butt and start ... next week.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CC Designs January Review -- Roberto's Rascals

Hello!  Are you freezing out there?  I know the mainland is seriously freezing right now but it's kind of cold here too.  Not nearly as cold I know, but still got my cozy socks on and bundled up at night to sleep.  It's funny though because it looks so sunny outside but the wind is so cold.

Well, it's review time for CC Designs January release.  I made a cute little Valentine's project and I followed this awesome tutorial to make this pop-up box card.  Eunice makes the most awesome and creative projects!

This is my first pop-up card box project.  It's a lot of fun and so much easier to follow Eunice's tutorial.  This image is Roberto's Rascals Blowing Kisses and the sentiment is from Adoring You.  I stamped it on the heart from the Grunge Envelope die which also comes with this super cute mini envelope.  I added a couple of doilies and tissue paper.  The hearts are from the Heart Border die.

Here is a close up.

Here is another view.  This folds flat but I didn't take a photo of it flat!  It still has to be handled with care though especially because of those heart garlands.

The kids went back to school today and now I'm trying to figure out what I should do first.  Maybe more coloring today?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Post #5 & #6

Hello!  I am back to share my latest Chi Chi Memories creations. 

This first card features images from A Joyful Season digi set.  I think the girl looks like she's saying, "Yay, more presents for me!"  Though maybe she should be saying thanks for all the Christmas gifts.

This is my second card and features an image from their new January release called Winter Sports.  Hmmm, I know nothing about winter sports!  But this doggy image is cute on skis!

Thanks so much for stopping by!