Thursday, December 31, 2009

Aloha 2009, Hello 2010!

I'm so lucky to have met some wonderful gals through blogland this past year. They are so sweet to have sent some great CRAK! They all ooze with talent and I'm so lucky because I have so many choices to copy from!!

This one is from Brenda! I'm copying this one for DD2 Valentine's Day - gonna put images into a folder for the kids. That they can color! Below is a box filled that Brenda filled with sewing items! Does that mean I have to hem and mend now? No more masking tape?!! Another great gift idea that I'll steal for Mother's Day! Thanks the the ideas, Brenda!
Below is another surprise CRAK from Kris! Kris' unbelieveably talented and never seems to sleep! Check out her blog, as I'm sure most of you have already because she just bangs out those cards like crazy! Love it and love that her fav color is blue!

See that little note pad with my name? Well, Kris hand stamped each page! Unreal!
Oh, and Kris, I LOVE your card...and CRAK! I was so inspired that I made an easel card for a card swap that I'll post later.

Wishing you a festive New Year's Eve and all the best for a wonderful 2010!
Aloha no,

Monday, December 28, 2009

Is it over? Did I miss Christmas?

Here are some BRAK that I received in the past few weeks and haven't had a chance to post them. Thank you so much, Christina, Marisa and Teri!I think I almost missed Christmas this year! Talk about cutting it close! Yikes! I almost forgot to wrap my kids' gifts!! Good thing Santa still made it to our house. Phew! I only finished my christmas cards today, guess I'll call them "holiday" cards this year!

I had all the intentions of getting things done and as I look at my mess, I find that I didn't even come close to completing my crafting projects!

As we come to a close in 2009, I hope you all have great memories to cherish. I sure do, and I sure am thankful for all the new and old friendships!

But, I ask myself, why is it that I can remember things from years past, but, I can't remember what I went to the store to buy or even remember that I was supposed to go to the store?

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hi, Friends!

Happy Holidays! Wishing everyone a safe, fun and memorable holiday season!
Malama pono (take care),

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More RAK

Last week, I was surprised to have gotten a BRAK from Joy (above) and a RAK from Cami (below). Both girls are uber talented and super, super sweet! As you can see, great minds think alike since both their RAK were the box with easel! Great job ladies!!

Thank you for the goodies and for your friendship!!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Fun Time with Friends

Denise had one of her good fun get togethers last weekend. She's always so gracious in opening her house to us and never expects anything in return.
It's always nice seeing everyone and talking story. Got some great RAK (below) and door prize and grab bag goodies (pictured above)!!
We had a make & take by Jenny V and Brenda-these are shown in the bottom 2 pictures. We used embossing paste with glitter-it's supposed to be a card, but, mine was still wet so I didn't put it together yet. Brenda had us make a recipe coaster book. Both projects were awesome!!

Thanks all! It was good fun as always!

Can you believe that it's December already?!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Monkey Business

Had a great Thanksgiving weekend spending time with family & friends. Got some great RAK to share as soon as I get the pictures downloaded. In the mean time, here's what I get for calling DD2 a "monkey" all the time!
It's December!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Belated Birthday Surprise

Got this great surprise BRAK from Cami. What an awesome job she did on this CD holder! It's so like Cami to be so thoughtful! I love the images that she chose to use - they're perfect! I can't wait to ink up Swiss Pixie, she's so cute!! Thanks so much, Cami!
I am thankful for many things in my life. But, I'm most thankful for my family and friends. You're all so wonderful!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Thank you Card

Brenda sent this great thank you card with some really cute stamps. Go check out Brenda's site because she's not only the queen of punches, she's my idol mom!
Thanks Brenda for the TU RAK!

Have a great week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

November OCS

My partner this month for Teri's OCS is Michelle U. Don't you just LOVE her card? It's so yummy! It's a slider card. So, so cute!Talk about pressure!

Think! Think! OK, Michelle loves HK, so that made that one easy. Now, what to do. Pink and brown are her favorite colors. Ok, now what. sweat, sweat. Go play Bejeweled Blitz. Oh, now I gotta check my crops. 2 days later. Feel better. But, still no idea. Go check out some blogs. There it is! On Marie's blog! a diorama card! So, after almost a week of sweating & playing TONS of Bejeweled-got 316,000 points...hee! hee! Here's what I came up with:Whew! I didn't have any good sentiment stamps so, I left it plain. Sorry, Michelle!
Thanks, Teri, for hosting the OCS! It's fun!

Fall is fantastic!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


It's basketball season for ILH & OIA boys and girls, NCAA and NBA. yee-haw!! So, my posts will be few and far between as I'll either be watching it or coaching it.
I've been asked to be assistant coach at Kalani High School for their girl's team. It's long hours and lots of yelling....oh, I mean coaching, but, it's good fun. I haven't been at a 2 hr/6 days a week practice in years (didn't have 3 point line in my days)!
So, I am T-I-R-E-D!! Not to mention aching! yikes!

I have to save my energy when I get home for my farms...ha!ha! If I don't get to post a comment, please know that I'll still be looking at your blogs and being inspired by your awesome creations. And still wishing that I could create as well and as often as ya'll!

Hugs to all of you!


Monday, November 16, 2009

BRAK From Dawne

Got this great BRAK from Dawne last week and am ashamed to say that I forgot to post it. Actually, I thought that my computer had lost my pictures when in fact, I didn't download it from my camera. Can we say, "duh?!"
I was super surprised when I got the BRAK because I saw the card on Dawne's blog and had commented on it. But, you know, it's one thing to see it on the computer and another to see it IRL. Hate to say it, but, the computers don't do any justice for the cards. The card is super cute!

Thanks so much Dawne!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lovin' this cool, windy weather!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One More

Sure hope I'm not boring you, but, I wanted to share the great things that I received from some friends who I met through crafting! Michelle, who is in the same SU! group and who I met through blogging sent me this great BRAK!

The first thing I did was stare lovingly at the card as you can see by all the details that she put into it.
My DD2 had to remind me that there was something else in the box too! Check out all these goods! Thanks so much, Michelle!I'm so happy to have met so many nice people through blogging. It has opened many doors for me and I have learned many new things (or rather snaked many new ideas!). You are all so wonderful and I am truly blessed for having you in my life!

Mahalo nui loa,

Monday, November 9, 2009

More To Share

Just sharing more BRAK that I got. All of them were surprises and they all made my day a whole lot brighter! Actually, it made my week brighter! First was a BRAK from Kyoko. I LOVE the card and the sentiment is great! Sure do feel the aches and pains already. Or maybe it's the hard-of-hearing - nah, it's called "selective hearing!" Thanks, Kyoko!!Got this awesome basketball card from Brenda, Punch Queen! I LOVE it! We're basketball freaks in our house. We love playing and watching it! Brenda's card is so clever. The ball and basket both move! Cool! The inside pop-up is neat too! "Yeah, me!"...(London from Zack & Cody)Inside this unique wrapping are Sizziz dies that will definitely be used in my scrapbooks! Thanks, Brenda!
Thank you also to those who sent me bday wishes! It's so nice to be loved!
I won't bore you anymore today, but, I do have one more great gift to show you tomorrow.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Birthday RAK

Got some great surprise BRAK this week and will be sharing over the next few days. First came a card and goodies from Berenice. She made this great shaker card and check it out, she matched the outer paper with the inner paper. That must have been tricky to do. Muchas gracias, Berenice!
This next card below was made by DD1. Boy, was I surprised! She had made this while I was at a practice. She knows where my scraps are and where I hoard my stamped images (hee-hee) and dug through the stuff. hmmm, maybe I'll have to come up with a better hiding place.She used glitter (gasp!) and my Copics (bigger gasp!). I'll have to admit that she did a bang up job on this card.Brings tears to my eyes. Not sure if it's because I'll have to share my stuff now or if it's because she's going to be a better crafter than me. Well, I love it anyway!

Thanks to all the birthday wishes and BRAK.
Have a great day!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Aloha all and hope your Friday is great! Going to spend the day with the kids, maybe do some shopping.

Winner for the blog candy is ~*Joni!!!

Love how picked the person with the same name as me! yippee!! So, Joni, please email me your address!

Thanks to everyone for playing along. I love all the answers, it brought back some good memories of games played back in the day (jacks with a golf ball) and new games played today (Bejeweled).

I've got one more blog candy to play since I love November so much!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween RAK

Sorry to keep dragging Halloween on and on, but, I'm finally getting around to posting some great RAK that I received. The above RAK was from the SU! Pacific Stamper's meeting last Friday. They make the coolest stuff!
Next is RAK from Joy. She gave me not one, but two of her awesome creations! I love checking out her blog because she is so creative and always coming up with great modifications to a project. Thanks, Joy for your thoughtfulness!

Got one more Halloween project to show you this week. Don't forget, blog candy open until midnight tonight! Here

Furlough Friday tomorrow! Make the best of your day!