Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So Happy

They say that plants make people happy.  DD2 had gotten this little red bucket with dirt & seeds to plant from her friend at the end of school last year.  She was SO excited.  Me, not so much as I am so NOT a plant person.  Anyway, she watered and watched it all summer and she finally got her reward!  The darn thing actually bloomed! SO HAPPY!
Here's another thing that makes her happy - coloring.  Thank you, Aunty Kyoko for the images!  

I've got so many colored images that I was going to toss them, but, the light bulb went on and I'm going to use them to make cards for her friends' birthdays. Now, I'm SO HAPPY!

Like her bangs?   "Fountain" as she calls it.  Trying to grow out bangs are a pain, but, DD2 loves wearing her hair like that.  SO HAPPY! She wants to take her school picture like that...me not so happy!
Aloha no,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Xmas Tag Swap & OCS

Just popping in with a quick sharing of my Xmas tag for Kyoko's Tag Swap.  Nice & simple.
Next up is my August OCS card based on the Asian theme.  I realized that I really don't have much in that area.  I used TGF's Chibi image with cupcakes...who can resist cupcakes.
The flowers are regular flowers that I clipped to give it a little Cherry Blossom look.  Added the staman and rhinestone.  Does it look Asian?

As Biff says on "Back to the Future:"
Make like a tree and get outta here!
(not you, but me)
So, I'm off on my wonderful life as a mom...hula lessons, bball games and parties!
Have a spectacular weekend!
Aloha no,


Friday, August 27, 2010

Another Blog Candy Alert

Kadie over at In My Minds Eye blog is having a blog candy party to celebrate her time as a TGF Farmer.  I really enjoy stalking her blog and wish that I could be so creative.  So head on over and celebrate with Kadie!
Thanks too for all the wonderful comments.  It really warms my heart and brings a smile to my face (which DH says that I need to do more often...well, heck, get them chores done & I'll smile ALL the time!  oops! got sidetracked...sorry!)
Have a great weekend all!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teaser

My first official post for Tamiko's Thursday Teaser (TTT).  "Anything but a Card" is today's project. I made an easel drawer for Teri's birthday...jacked the idea again, from Joy U, here.  Good thing there are a lot of "Jills" out there for me to copy!  Get it? Jack & Jill?...
Anyway, I thought, "now that's cheat because I made the project before I joined Tamiko's team." So, I decorated a SPAM can which I have been wanting to do for a long time now.  And since I'm on a Spam musubi kick with the kids (like Home Economic class), I have more than enough cans.
I got both stamps at Tamiko's Online Store. With $25 or more of a purchase, shipping is FREE (only in the USA)!

It's almost Friday! Yippee!
Aloha no,


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

Amy, over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper blog is having a huge blog candy giveaway!  Head on over and see her wonderful creations, you won't be disappointed!
I, too, have used 1,000 sheets of paper, but, it wasn't DP....it's TP! 

Have a wonderful weekend ya'll!
Aloha no,


Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm So Excited, I Just Can't Hide It

That's exactly how I've been feeling ever since Teri asked me to be a part of Tamiko's Creative Team, check it out, here! What an honor to be included with a bunch of extraordinary talented and sweet bunch of gals!  I'm still sweatin' from being so nervous about all of this, so bear with me over the next few weeks as I learn the ropes of this wonderful adventure!

I did manage go make this card following their sketch.  I missed their Thursday Teaser, here because I am still learning all that needs to go into being on a Creative Team.  I used TGF Eric that I got from Tamiko's Online Store.  Head on over there for some great deals! The best is FREE SHIPPING with an order of $25 or more.

I am looking forward to the next Tamiko's Thursday Teaser!
Got a fun filled weekend, crafting and basketball! yahoo!
Enjoy your weekend!
Aloha no,


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I realized that I forgot to share with you this great card from Jovita, my July OCS partner!  So cute!
Below is a little favor purse/container that I made for Teri's class this past Sunday.  CASEd the idea from Chic n Scratch blog, here.
Got the idea for the flower from, Patti's Creations, here. Although my flower did not come out like hers, I still liked it.
Best I change my name to JACK since all I do is "jack (steal, borrow, etc)" ideas from everyone else!

We're halfway through the week! Hang in there everyone!
Aloha no,

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Mania with Club Anya

Joy, A Place To Be Me, is hosting Club Anya's Monday Mania, here.  Challenge:  Shaker Card! Head on over with your shaker!

I haven't quite gotten the hang of making these yet.  Although, it is easier now that Joy passed on her tip about using the foam sheets.  The hard part is getting the right amount and the right type of filler beads.
I like this Hope & Grace Laundry image.  Wish I could look so calm when dealing with laundry!

Enjoy your day!
Aloha no,


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby Shower Blog Hop for Kris

**This will remain at the top until 8/14/10.  Pls scroll down for new posts**
Surprise, Kris!
If you've arrived from Joy U's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, head back to Lollipop Crafts blog, here for the complete list.
When asked by Kim to participate in a surprise baby shower blog hop for Kris, I was honored, super excited and nervous all at once!  At this time, Kris may be in the hospital having her baby, so this will be more of a welcome baby blog hop now! LOL!
We're all so happy for you, Kris!  Another addition to your family and a boy too!  So wonderful! Congratulations!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win some blog candy.  The candy is hidden in one of the blogs in the hop!  The blog hop ends on 8/14/10 at 8:00pm PST.  Winner will be announced at the Lollipop Crafts blog on Sunday 8/15/10.
Thank you for stopping by and for playing along!  Please continue on to Leanne's blog for more wonderful creations!

Aloha no,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Crafty Lil' Hands

There is no doubt that DD1 has all the artistic talent in our family.  I can sit for hours trying to figure out layouts, etc and here she goes and makes a card in an hour or less.  The thing that gets me is that she uses scraps!  sheesh!  When I use scraps, I get crap...hence that name "sCRAPs!

Hope you're all enjoying your week!  The weekend is almost here.
Aloha no,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

July OCS

Here's my July OCS for my partner, Jovita.  It's a shaker-easel card!  Hope she likes it.  This shaker card was so much easier to make using Joy U's new technique!  Thanks for the tip, Joy!
I haven't gotten the hang of making these shakers.  I feel like Goldilocks...this one has "too many" beads, and this one has "too little" beads, but, this one is "just right!"  Except that I have not gotten to the "just right" shaker yet!  But, I will....I hope!

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Aloha no,