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!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

October OCS

For this month's OCS, my partner was Enjoli. I'm always excited, but, nervous because my partners are always so creative. Enjoli's card is the double shaker card and it's absolutely gorgeous IRL! It sparkes and rattles and is spectacular. On top of that, Enjoli included CC Design's Witch Emma and ribbon. Thanks so much, Enjoli!
I made a waterfall card using TGF images. The ghost and pumpkin are metal charms that was in my stash.Check out Teri's blog if you would like to sign up for OCS. It will be for both November and December.

"Raindrops keep falling on my head..."

Blog Award From Cami

Gosh, I'm so honored to have been chosen by Cami for this award. We've met through blogland and she is such a nice person! As are all the blogging sisters whom I've met.
Rules are to answer the question with one word, then pass it on to 5 bloggers who may not have received this award yet.

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? work
4. Your father? golfing
5. Your favorite food? rice
6. Your dream last night? playing
7. Your favorite drink? soda
8. Your dream/goal? security
9. What room are you in? living room
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? roaches
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hawaii
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? wealthy
15. Muffins? plain
16. Wish list items? money
17. Where did you grow up? Honolulu
18. Last thing you did? drink
19. What are you wearing? boroboro
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? kids
22. Friends? awesome
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? no
26. Vehicle? Sienna
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Old Navy
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? weeks
32. Your best friend? kind
33. One place that I want to go over and over? Japan
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Genki's

Alrighty! Fun to do and it's neat to see how much in common most of us have! Now for the 5 bloggers who may not have received this award yet....I'm passing this on to Jodi, Brenda B, Michele H, Cheryl M, and Rina.

Thanks, Cami!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Blog Candy

To celebrate the great job that my keiki did this 1st quarter in school, here's some blog candy for you. And, also to thank you for YOU! I've met many wonderful people through blogland and am so grateful for the friendships. Thank you for stopping by my blog and supporting me on this venture. I hope someday to be as crafty and creative as you all are.

Just answer the following question by midnight, Thursday, Nov 5th.
I'll post the winner on Friday, Nov 6th.

What is or was your favorite toy or game?
Monopoly. It's the only time that I'll have that much cash and own property!

Have a great week,

Treats for the Keiki

Made these cute bags for DD2's classmates. Stole the idea from Michelle. Since these would most likely get torn apart before it even made it home, I didn't embellish. Just let the DP do the talking! I used Stampendous' Changito Mummy because they are the Year of the Monkey and I thought he was so cute!DD2 also had her final soccer game/potluck on Saturday so we whipped up these bags and stuffed them with goodies. The pink visors (from Walmart) were decorated at the potluck. These visors are really great! We made luggage tags using the same TGF image too (but I forgot to take pic of them).I still haven't forgotten about the blog candy. Stay tuned.

Happy Fall!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Fun

Boy, for a Saturday night, it sure was quiet out there on the streets. We got some good stuff and I can't wait to dig into them. But, first, I've got some things to share with you that I'll show over the next few days. Not only were we cranking out some goodies, I was also receiving some.
I got a great surprise in the mail from Brenda. She had posted this great recipe book, here. I don't think that she knew that I was drooling over this as I thought it was so cute and wanted to try one of the recipes. Thanks, Brenda I love it! My goal is to try and make one of her recipes this week.

We've got finals for a basketball tournament today, so I'm off! Got me a whole bunch of candy to get me going!
Happy November!