Saturday, December 31, 2011

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Little Reminder, a set of 25 stamps. I had fun playing with this set once I got started!

If you have come here from Tamra Pope's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go

Here's my card I made (I was inspired by a beautiful card made by Wendy Coffman):

I used the following products to make this card:

S1201 Little Reminders STOM
X7146B Wonderland Level 2 Paper Pack
Z14664 Milepost Shapes
Z1612 Pin Clips
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z669 Silver Empbossing Powder
Z891 VersaMark Stamp Pad
Z279 Liquid Glass
1514 Tombow Mono Adhesive

Now hop on over to Lalia Harris's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)  Thanks for hopping by.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Snowflakes in Hawaii

I bet you didn't know we had snowflakes here in Hawaii.......well not real ones at least where I am but paper ones are all around. I saw this video on Creating with Christine's Blog and knew I just had to make one of these cards.  Here is my version:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I just have to brag...again

My son David has had a piece of his artwork chosen for the Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2012!  He was urged to enter a piece by our friend and artist Nancy Skrimstad. Here is the piece that was chosen:
My picture doesn't do it justice........needless to say we are so proud of him:)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mojo Monday

Since I have the day off and have time to create, I decided to particapate in Mojo Monday.  Here today's sketch:
My version

All products I used are from Close to My Heart.  Here's is what I used:

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
C1473 Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X7145B Believe Level 2 Paperpack
Z2127 Holiday Red Stamp Pad
Z2197 Pear Stamp Pad
Z1612 Pin Clips

Thanks for hopping by:)

Anything Goes Card Swap

I joined the "Anything Goes Card Swap" that Creations By Shirl was having.  This is the amazing artwork I received from my partner Judy at  Scrappin' Nana

How awesome it this card/box....I love it and all the goodies too.  What an amazing artist you are Judy!!!  THANK YOU, JUDY!!!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. 
Have a wonderful weekend...hope you find some time to create;)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock the Block Blog Hop

Hello....if you came from Jennifer Rubio's Blog you are on the right track. I am so glad you hopped by!  There are a whole bunch of us rockin the Rock the Block. I am sure you have already seen some amazing artwork and have gotten tons of ideas on what to do with your Rock the Block kit....what you don't have a kit...well all you have to is purchase $25 in wonderful Close to My Heart products and you can purchase this kit for only $15 a a savings of almost $30!!!  Don't you just love saving money:)  If you would like to get in on this amazing deal go to my website to place an order.

I made a Scripture Puzzle with this kit:

Here's what I used to make this:

Rock the Block Kit
X7146B- Wonderland Level 2 Paper Pack
1512 Bonding Memories Glue
I printed the scriptures using the retired CTMH Font CD

Now hop on over to Elizabeth Mindemann's Blog and check out her amazing artwork!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hopping.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am so Blessed

I am so blessed to be an Awana Sparks leader at my church.  Last night was our last meeting before our 3 week Christmas break and one of my kids brought me this ornament she made and I just had to share.  It is so CUTE..

Thank you are so crafty:)  I just love my Sparkys!!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I won....

 About a month ago I won a blog prize on Violette's Creative Juice Blog and I wanted to show you the wonderful package I received from her.....sorry it took me so long to get this up on my blog!!  I love her whimsical style and her use of bright vibrant colors.  I hope that you check out her blog.  Here's my stash..

It is her Teen Dream Journaling DVD's (I am learning techniques that I can use too..even though I am no longer a teen..thank goodness for that!!), and a gorgeous card with her artwork.  Thank you Violette:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Class

Yes, it's another online class,,,,,I am addicted......I just love learning new creative techniques!!!  The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Class started on the 5th of December and the first class was given by Alisa amazing artist!!  She taught us how to do a Watercolor Heart's mine. It was so much fun and very easy to do, which you know I love fast and easy!!!

Thanks for hopping by:)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is Mad About You, a set of 14 stamps. I had fun playing with this set!

If you have come here from Karen Fullam's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just  click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go

Here's my card I made:

I used the following to make this card:

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (to cut card and shapes)
X7143B Sonoma Level 2 Paper Pack
Z1635 Heirloom Assortment
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2147 Dusty Plum Stamp Pad
1514 Tombow Adhesive

I have to say this is becoming one of my favorite paper packs.  Loving the dusty plum and olive together!   Below I have some more cards I made.  I random stamped a sheet of Colonial White Cardstock and then cut it to make up my cards..I even had enough to make a bookmark.

Now hop on over to Diana Soling's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)  Thanks for hopping by.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

More TP

.....rolls that is!  I am taking a Bind-it-All 101 class at My Creative Classroom.

I have had my BIA for years and have only used it occasionally so I decided to take this class and 2 others that start in Dec.  Here is one of the things we were taught to make using TP rolls:

....I have been using more than my share of TP and paper towels just so I can make some more;)  They are so easy just flatten the rolls and cover in paper. I sealed the edge I was going to bind, but the really don't have to.  I also sealed the cover right edge..I left the back page open for my tag.  I used the CTMH Believe Paper pack, which I LOVE!!

I think they are stinkin pun intended. 

Thanks for hopping by:)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.....I am so thankful for each and everyone of you:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holy Cow!

I saw this digital stamp at Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I just had to have it.  You see, I have a thing for cows...kind of strange since I am a city girl, but I just love them.  Here is a card I made using this darling cow.....ohhhhh...I just LOVE her:)

Have a heavenly moo kind of day:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Black and White!

I was playing with the Holiday Wishes stamp set and stamped the ornament in black and then sat there trying to decide what to do next and decided that I should go with an elegant "black tie" look (so not me).  I like how this turned out even though it is not my traditional green and red Christmas colors!! I think it is quite elegant and maybe even a bit classy....for my more elegant and classy friends;)

Thanks for hopping by:)

Oh My Gosh....

I have received a Liebster Blog Award from the amazing Creating with Christine.  I am totally shocked and flattered that she would recognize me! Thank you so much Christine!!!  I am in awe her amazing artwork and I am one of her follower:)  Please check out her blog!!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Liebster Blog Award (include me in that), the goal of the award is to spotlight those bloggers with less than 200 followers and hopefully help everyone involved to increase their following.

The rules are fairly simple...

•Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

•Select five bloggers (with less than 200 followers) and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they were selected.

•Copy and paste the award on your blog

•Have fun!

Here are my five (under 200 followers) no particular order! I draw incredible inspiration of different kinds from EACH of these fabulous ladies! So show some support, and if you are not a current follower of their blog, start today!

My amazing CTMH upline Tina Sutton at

Aaron Brown at

LeAnne Dudley at

Pamela O'Conner at

Shirl at

Thanks for hopping by and please hop by the blogs I have mentioned will be glad you did;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am a Traditional Girl!

Let me explain.... I am a traditional red and green Christmas girl.  I really do not like using other colors for Christmas, but I decided I needed to step out of my traditional box and try something untraditional so here it goes....

Sorry to say I am really not feeling the Christmas spirit with this card, but I tried it;)  Now back into my box I go......

Birthday Wishes

Here's a card I made for my Aunt Fran who turns the big 8...0 on Friday.  Happy Birthday Aunt Fran:)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I am crazy...crazy

...for banners!!  I am running out places to hang them;)  Here's a Christmas banner.  I got the instructions for the poinsettas from Rebecca Garrison's Blog.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut this cartridge!!!  I am going to offer a workshop for this banner next month.  I think it is so festive and I can't wait to hang it.

Off to create some more...I am loving this 3 day weekend:)  Thanks for hopping by:)

Friday, November 11, 2011


First off I want to thank all of those who serve our country...Freedom is not free and my family and I appreciate your service protecting our great country!!!

I have become quite fond of acorns recently..even though here in Hawaii we have coconuts not acorns!   I have been making these cute acorns with my Cricut and my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  Here is  my latest creation...

I made a Thanksgiving banner for my home.  I made just them like the smaller one, just bigger.  I love how it turned out.  Thanks for hopping by and have a great weekend:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Letter Lab

I am taking an online class given by an amazing artist Lori Vliegen called Letter Lab.  It is a really fun class and I wanted to share my first try using her technique.

Well, I off to create....thanks for hopping by.  Have a great weekend:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Acorns, Acorns, Everywhere

I watched this great tutorial from the amazingly talented Aaron B. for these cute acorn cards.  I couldn't stop making them once I started because they are so stinkin cute! I have a whole bushel of them:)  They were made using the CTMH Art Philosohpy Cricut cartridge. 

Thanks for hopping go and create something:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Holiday Card Video

Need some ideas for Christmas cards??? Watch this video and learn to make some "faster, simpler and easier".

Monday, October 31, 2011


Did I scare you??  Happy Halloween.  Just had to share my candy boxes I made (thanks to Tina Sutton for the inspiration).  I made these for my scrappin' buddies (we had our monthly "cult" meeting yesterday;)

Here's a treat given to me by Mahie,  (her Mommy)Pam & (her Grandma)Lynette.  Isn't it just the cutest...lovin' the googly eyes. 

Have a safe and creative Halloween.  Don't eat too much candy;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Too Fun

Sometimes when creating it is just not there.  I thought and thought all day about how to make a card for a co-worker's baby who just turned one.....and nothing was coming to me.  I got out different stamp sets and just stared and NOTHING;(  So I walked away...cooked and ate dinner, walked the dog, took my shower and then... poof just like that... I remember I had some cute little Cricut monkeys I made for a customer (I made extras for me)  and then it started to flow.  I cut the card, the #1 and mats with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The monkeys were cut with Life's a Party cartridge.  I was so excited when I was finished I was jumping around going "look what I just made..isn't is the cuteset"  as my son looked at me like I had lost what mind I had left;)  Sometimes guys just don't get us. 
Anyway here is the card I think is is just too stinkin' CUTE and it was oh so easy once the idea came to my fimble mind!

Thanks for hopping by:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Life List Journal

As I mentioned last month, I am taking Tracy Weinzapfel's "Life List Challenge".  Here is one of pages I completed. 

We had Panda Express last week and my fortune cookie read "You are an adventurer", which I thought was just perfect for this page:)   

Thanks for hopping by:)

My Inner Artist

So, I am trying to uncover my inner artist..I know she is in there somewhere;)
I have been taking some online art classes and I just wanted to share some of my "art".

I am currently taking a class called Supplies Me taught by Jane Davenport.  I am just getting started, but here's my first attempt at drawing faces in 3 different shapes.  Remember this is just a practice sheet I did while watching her video.  I have to admit I am totally in awe of how simple it is to draw a face when given the proper instructions and breaking it down into sections. 

 Jane is such a joyful person and her teaching style is so encouraging and fun, she makes you believe that you can draw!  Now I have to break out my colored pencils and get to work on making my girls pretty and practice. practice , practice:)

Thanks for hopping get out there and CREATE;)

Play Time

Here's a card set I made using the tutorial by Aaron Booth.  These are so fun to make:)

I used the Roxie Paper, Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set (love this stamp set) and cut the cards and mats with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Have I said how much I love that cartridge!!!  I even cut envelopes to match the cards (oops should of taken a picture of them).

Thanks for hopping go do something CREATIVE;)