Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remake #2

While I'm on my gift card kick...I decided to remake a card originally posted on September 28. You can take a look at the card and its directions by clicking here. To make this card into a gift card holder, follow the same directions (but don't stamp anything on the insert piece). Pull the string until the insert card is out as far as it will go. Tape your gift card so that the top edge of the insert and the top edge of the gift card are aligned. Then cut off any part of the insert piece that is exposed (I used a yellow highlighter to mark the pieces that should be cut off):

Now, when you pull the string just the gift card will rise up:

OK...I think I'm done with my remakes for now!! Tomorrow's Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Remake and RAK

Gift cards are a great present for Christmas saves the giver some time and the receiver can get what they want. I was thinking of ways to give a gift card and thought about doing a remake of a card I originally posted on July 13. You can take a look at the card and see the instructions by clicking here. To make this gift card holder, I followed the same procedure...I just changed the dimensions of the card. The CARD measures 4" x 12". I made scored lines at 3-1/4", 6-1/2" and 9-1/4"" from the right edge of the card. The POCKET piece measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/2"...make a 1/4" score line along the 2 short ends and along 1 long edge.

Instead of stamping a greeting, tape your gift card on...then when you open the card, your gift card will slide up!!!

I'll show you another remake tomorrow!! I also wanted to share an RAK I received from Denise:

What a total surprise this was!!! So thoughtful and generous!!! You can check out Denise's creations on her blog, Denise Loves Stamps. Thank you so much, Denise!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taking A Break From The Holidays

I picked up some of these paper flowers from Brian (Photo Craft) the other are a couple of ideas I came up with:

Brian has these flowers in a bunch of different colors...hmmmm...may have to pick up a few more!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Holiday Treat still have a few more days to make some Halloween here for a pattern that's really easy to make. (Just cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted ones). This Halloween treat uses stamps #A109 (Web), #A110 (Halloween Cat) and #B108 (Halloween Scroll). Or, here's a sample using it as a Christmas treat:

Stamps used for this treat are #B103 (Fancy Scroll), #B113 (Merriest Christmas) and #C113 (Sam & Tweet). I also received these 2 really adorable cards from Susy that I wanted to share with you:

Sooo cute!!! Thanks, Susy!!! Hope you all have a great week!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Maddy & Snowman Ornament

Hope you're all having a nice, relaxing Sunday!! It's a rainy, dreary day here in Hawaii...I hope this project adds some brightness to your day!! I picked up some of these clear, fillable ornaments at Ben Franklin (they're actually going to be on sale from October 31 - November 7 at Ben Franklin...just in case you're interested!!!). I cut out a piece of clear acetate (traced around the smaller half of the ornament)...then stamped #A113 (Snowflakes) with Staz-On white ink. I stamped, colored and cut stamp #C110 (Maddy & Snowman), and glued it to the piece of acetate. I also used the Staz-On white ink to stamp more snowflakes to the outside of the ornament. This was actually pretty tricky since the ornament is not a flat surface. What I found to work the best is the watch the inside of the ornament as you're stamping the outside (holding the stamp upside down). This way you can see exactly where the stamp is making contact with the ornament). It also helps to use a slow, circular motion when stamping. I added some glitter glue here and there on the snowflakes...then, glued the acetate to the smaller half of the ornament and snapped the two halves together. I finished it off with a bow and a silver cord to hang it up. Here's a closer look:

Oh! One more thing!!! Remember the card I made from the last post? Using the Sam & Max stamp? I had a bunch of circles on my worktable that I had punched out to make that card...they looked like ornaments, so I decided to make them into gift tags:

Stamps used: #918 (Reindeer) and #925 (Holly). Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sam & Max

I finally got a chance to ink up this new stamp (#C109 - Sam & Max). Things have been so hectic that I haven't had much time to play with my stamps. Hopefully, I'll have some time over the weekend to make some things that I can share with you! know how that sometimes goes...but, I really will try!!! This card has a finished size of 3-1/2" x 5" and the christmas tree paper measures 2-1/4" x 3-1/2". I used a Marvy (blue) circle punch to punch out the circle in the christmas tree paper and for the white cardstock with the greeting (#923 - Happy Holidays and #925 - Holly). I used pop dots to mount the christmas tree panel and also to make Max stand out.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Holiday Treat

Here's a little treat you can make ahead of time and keep on hand for all those last minute Christmas gifts that EVERYONE needs. (You know, for the lady you buy coffee from every morning, the unexpected visitor at the office...). All you need to do is wrap a strip of vellum around a piece of candy, and tie on a quick tag. This tag used stamps #923 (Happy Holidays), #926 (Snowflake Christmas Tree) and #927 (Snowflake Scroll).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Monday!!

Here's a super fast Christmas card using just 2 stamps: #A113 (Snowflakes) and #B112 (Penguin Buddies). The finished size of the card is 3" x 3", and I used pink and green for a little brighter look than the traditional Christmas red and green. By the way...I finally got all my new images uploaded to the website...take a look and be sure to stop by your favorite retailer to pick some up!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas Lights

How's about a little bit of Christmas? I figure we have about a month before the hectic holiday season really's a good time to start stocking up on christmas cards!! This card started with a 2-1/2" x 9" piece of cardstock, folded in half for a finished size of 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". I used a large Marvy (pink) scalloped oval punch to punch out the red printed paper...and I also punched out half a scalloped oval punch from the cover of the card. I used some Crystal Lacquer to accent the christmas's a closer look:

I'm working on getting all my new images uploaded to the website...I'll post a note when it's all done. Thanks for your patience!!! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1 Pumpkin, 2 Holidays

Don't you just love these cute, little pumpkins? I get a few every year to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here's a couple of ideas for your fall decorating!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Card To Share

Just wanted to share a card that Yuki, from Little Craft House ( made...isn't it cute? Yuki just started an on-line store (she carries Dandelion stamps!!!), hop on over and take a look!!! I know it's hard for some of you who don't live in Hawaii to get my new, this is a good way to get them!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Maddy & Sam

Just a short post...I'm trying to get back into the card making groove...and just in time since Halloween is right around the corner!!! Do you know what you're going to be this year for Halloween?

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Luckiest Person in the World!!! won again!!!! Congratulations!!! You have GOT to be the luckiest person!!!! Thank you to everyone who entered...and for all the wonderful comments you left!!!! I know I've said it before, but I really have met the nicest people through this blog and the stamping community!!! Thank you for stopping by and spending part of your day here with me!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

One Last Giveaway's the deal...for our final giveaway (for this release, at least) we're giving away this assortment of stamps from our new designs!!! (Sorry, I didn't get to make anything today...hopefully I can make something over the weekend). If you want to win these stamps, leave me a comment by Sunday, October 12 (midnight, Hawaii time)...and I'll draw one winner at random and announce their name on Monday, October 13. Good luck to everyone and thanks for helping us get over the 20,000 mark!!!! If you're in the Pearl City area on Saturday, I'll be at Ben Franklin from 10:00-11:00 doing a quick make 'n take...stop by, if you have the chance!!

Tina....You Win!!!!

Congratulations, Tina!!! You've won the "Petey With Present" and "Penguin Buddies" stamps!!!! Please email your address to me at, and I'll send the stamps out to you!!! I'll be doing one last giveaway later on today. I also just noticed that my counter went over 20,, we'll celebrate with a good prize!!! Check back, ok?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Petey and Friends

Meet Petey, the penguin. As you can see, I really like my new Marvy snowflake punch...I'm using it again on this little gift tag featuring our new stamp, "Petey with Present" and also below with Petey and a bunch of his friends:

I found this cute little easel and canvas at Hawaiian Graphics (I'm not sure if they still have it in stock though!!). Anyway...are you ready for another giveaway? Leave me a post by tomorrow, October 9 (midnight, Hawaii time) telling me what one craft item you would most like to get for Christmas. For me, it's the Big Shot (right, Cheryl!!) The winner will receive a "Petey With Present" stamp and a "Penguin Buddies" stamp...I'll announce the winner (picked at random) on Friday, October 10. Good Luck!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Stamper....

you're the winner of the Buddy stamp and ornaments!!!! yay!!! Email me at with your address and Buddy will be on his way to you!!! Thank you to everyone who entered...I get such a kick out of reading your comments!!! Stay tuned for my next new design!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Snowflake Buddy

Happy Saturday!! Aren't the weekends great? Well, I'm ready to share the next design in our new Christmas line....Buddy the Monkey with a Snowflake!!! I used a tag rim for the base of this ornament and double stick taped a snowflake punched from a Marvy (blue) snowflake punch. (Of course, I HAD to add the glitter and bling!!!!). Next, I used a pop dot to mount "Snowflake Buddy" in the center of the snowflake. I added more glitter and bling and tied a silver cord (decorated with beads) to the metal rim. Simple!! So, the giveaway for today is the "Snowflake Buddy" stamp along with a set of 3 ornaments pictured below:

Just leave me a comment by midnight on Sunday, October 5 (Hawaii time) telling me about the first time you saw snow (I know this might not be a big deal for people who get snow every winter, but for us here in's a big deal!!!). I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Monday, October 6. The first time I saw snow was when I was 17 years old in Chicago. We went for a conference, and one night when we went down to the lobby of the hotel (at around 10:00 at night) and the snow was lightly falling...all the Hawaii kids ran out on the street to play (the other kids just stared at us from the warm hotel lobby). There really wasn't much snow falling, so we scooped snow off of some parked cars to throw at each other in an impromptu snowball fight!!

Good luck to all!!!

Note: Thanks to the anonymous comment regarding the pattern for "A Sweet Surprise" (4/29/08). Please try downloading it should be working now!!! Thanks for letting me know!!!

The Winner of the Giveaway is...

Yuki!!! Congratulations, Yuki!!! I'll send the 3 stamps out to you...just email me at with your address!!!!! I'm glad to hear that a lot of you are getting into the Christmas spirit!!!! I'll be doing another giveaway in just a little, check back!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm Back...

and ready to start sharing my new Christmas stamps with you!!! Today I made a card using 3 of my new designs...Maddy & Snowman, Snowman Hi and Christmas Hugs. I may have gone a little overboard on the glitter, but you really can't have too much sparkle for Christmas, right? Anyway, here's my card:

I'll be giving away all 3 of these stamps to one lucky winner. Leave me a post by midnight tomorrow (Friday, October 3, Hawaii time), and I'll pick one winner at random. Check back on Saturday, October 4 to find out who won!!!!

I also want to share a super cute card made by Charlotte:

Isn't that the sweetest card? Thanks, Charlotte!!!

ok...gotta run...have a great day!!!