Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday #72 - I Missed It!

I'm back with another post. Wouldn't you know it, I thought I'd beat the deadline and join Danni's Flutter-by Wednesday challenge - For the First Time! But, sadly, it wasn't meant to be. You see, after I finished my card, I went to check Danni's site, and this week's challenge is from Kim and her challenge is to use your favorite quote (or a quote) on your creation along with your butterfly or fairy. Well, as you can see, my fairy butterfly took up the whole front of the card and there was no space left to even fit a quote. Oh well, that's the story of my life...I've missed the boat again. But, I had fun making this card.

And here is the simple inside of the card:

I purchased a digi download from Sketching Stamper. This design is created by Chris Dark and you can find more of her creations here. This butterfly fairy comes from her Butterfly Fairies set. Well, thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful, fun-filled weekend. I would like to share this wonderful RAK I received from my DFF, Suzan. She doesn't have a blog (YET!) but all of her creations can be found here. Suzan makes beautiful cards and I have been the fortunate receiver of several of her works and I just needed to share it with you. Suzan is very talented and has a warm, friendly personality with a generous heart and a mind exploding with creativity. She always leaves me in awe with her "thinking out of the box" creations. You will see what I mean when you check out her album on Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, under Suzan's Cards. Suzan, thank you very much for your friendship and have a wonderful week!

Please visit Suzan's gallery and you will be happy you did...if you haven't done so already! I'm sure most of you are familiar with Suzan's work.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2009

JACQUE'S MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Tricks and Treats Halloween/Fall Blog Hop

Hurry everyone! Check out Jacque's awesome tri-shutter card and treat holders she created for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Halloween/Fall Blog Hop. It is so "bootiful" you won't want to miss it AND, she's offering some AWESOME treats ALONG with her card and treat holders!!! To give you an idea, look at these:

Here's the front of her tri-shutter card and she finished the back side also! Jacque is always ten steps ahead and is so thorough in her creations, it leaves me breathless. And here are the treat bags she made:

WAIT! This is not everything...look at what Jacque is offering if you leave a comment on her blog:

Who wouldn't want to win ALL of these? So what are you waiting for? Go to Jacque's blog and find out what you have to do to enter to win these fabulous Halloween treats from her! I already entered, and am keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

The Blog Hop starts at Magnolia-licious Highlites so don't forget to go here after visiting Jacque's site, then follow the Blog Hop trail to see more wonderful creations by the DT. Happy "haunting" for the BOOty!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Island Girls Summer Social - Part 2 (Long Post!)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! It's hump day and I still don't have much energy to make anything yet although my hubby took me shopping on Monday to buy some craft supplies to keep me busy while he's away on a short business trip (again!) LOL!

I want to share with you some pics of our Summer Social that took place this past Saturday. Here's the group of gals that gathered for a day of FUN! (More details in my previous post.)

Upon entering and "registering" we received our name tag made by Claudette - Islander Girl, and also a goodie bag filled with DPs, flowers, ribbon, Post-It tags and a pen, Tombow Adhesive refill, package of cut out tags, and a Digi Kit from Mindy Terasawa.

And here are some RAKs I received:

Cards and Tags Mania - Kyoko ... thank you for the cookies, flowers, brads and your lovely Tilda card!
Paper Kisses - Chalsie ... love this HK tea bag holder!!!
and Twilight candy box - Barbie and Sunny Rosario (hostess)

Life is Sweet - Cheryl ... I ate the m&ms already!
Soft Subtles - Ali ... love this coaster plaque Ali! ...beautiful sentiment
A Place To Be Me - Joy (and Taelyn) ... CUTE mini gable box with candies!
Dawney's Delights - Dawn ...thank you for the images... so cute!
Crafty Hula Hands - Joni ...cute gum holder

Heartful Stamping - Rina ...Red and Black Ladybug candy holder ... thanks so much Rina! This is sooo cute!
Creative Expressions - Janis ..."Box in a Bag" with candies, cookies, and a scrubber ... thank you Janis!
Denise Loves Stamps - Denise ... Oh my! Thank you for another pair of your beautiful handmade earrings packaged with the cute HK face!

Now, as Teri said, "What's an event without free stuff!" Well, Teri was able to obtain prizes from various sponsors and purchased some items also so we could have a great goodie bag! Before the event concluded, Teri had a door prize drawing...and guess what??? Everyone won something! AND, two other lucky people won the grand prizes! I was so happy with my door prize... a Just Rite Times New Roman Font set! Perfect! Great addition to my ever growing collection.

Well, this is what can and did happen when you live in a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by beautiful blue, blue skies, and blue/green water with tradewinds, majestic mountains, and a melting pot of every ethnicity! We are all sistahs and have fun together! Thank you for joining all of us through our blogs, as we get to enjoy your homeland through our visits there. ALOHA! and thank you for stopping by and reading this long story. Blessings to you all.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone! Wow! Yesterday was an awesome day with beautiful blue skies, lots of ladies, food, fun, demos, make n' takes, RAKS, shopping, prizes...all under one roof! Teri of Big Ideas from a Little Girl, put together a social gathering for local bloggers and did a fantastic job!!! Most of us have been just "visiting" our local friends through blogging, but yesterday, Teri made it possible for all of us to meet each other and share our common interests of crafting. Thank you so very much, Teri! I had a blast. I tell ya, Teri's is a petite gal but full of ideas and conducts many classes at her home, and coordinates events. She works full time but still finds the time to do so many extra curricular activities and she exhausts me! So be sure to check out her site if you haven't already done so and see her wonderful creations.

This is what I made for the 35 gals, half in pink and the other half in purple:

And this is all 35 of them:

I used my Sizzix Scallop Circle Bag die for these babies, stamped this cute Tilda image from the new Summer Collection kit with Memento Black Tuxedo on PaperTrey white CS, colored them with Copics, cut them out and mounted them on the sentiment from Penny Black, then adhered it to the boxes with foam tape.

I came home with wonderful RAKs, more craft supplies purchased at bargain prices, new ideas, a lesson in Copic coloring, a Just Rite Times New Roman Font set I won as a door prize, and many wonderful new friends. It was a day to be long remembered. Thank you also to the Rosario family (Barbie, Danny and Sunny) for allowing us to use their showroom (and it was air conditioned!!!).

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and will be ready for a new week! Thank you for stopping by and I'll start blurfing again to come and say hello to you!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A RAK and an Award - Sorry No Card Today

Happy Tuesday Everyone! My week is starting out very nicely as I received a beautiful thank-you card and a blogger's award that I would like to share with you to acknowledge my appreciation to these two talented gals, Vivi and Kim. Thank you Vivi and Kim for thinking of me when you sent these...I am touched and honored and know I've been blessed with your friendship that I treasure!

Kim of Kimbee's Creation, is an avid stamper and jewelry maker, and has tons of great ideas on her blog. She also has some tutorials at Bee-Crafty, the last one being coloring with Copics. Go check out her blog and the Bee-Crafty site and "bee" inspired!
Thank you again, Kim, for this beautiful card and those blingies that I use so much of!

Vivi of Handmade by Vivi is a very talented gal that has beautiful projects oozing out of her blog and I don't know how she can create so many wonderful projects almost daily!

We also share something in common, that being we both have Tilda dolls handmade for us so our little girls are "sisters!" How fun is that? One resides in Hawaii and the other in Brazil!!!

I was very surprised and touched to receive this award from Vivi (thank you Vivi!!!). This award is dedicated to papecraft artists. I don't consider myself an "artist" per se' LOL! But I am honored by Vivi's offering this to me. The Award rules are:

1. Only 3 people are allowed (to have this passed on to them)

2. Two awards have to be dedicted followers of your blog and the other one has to be someone new orrecently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

3. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

It's a way of saying "Thank You" to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day. It's a very hard decision as I wish I could give it to all of you. I offer this award to:

Thank you for taking the time to share my joy with me today. Have a wonderful week, and happy creating.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Tilda

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and the week has gotten off to a good start. I had time to make a card last night and I used one of the new Tildas from the Summer Collection kit but I don't know the name of this image so if anyone knows, please let me know!

My card base is done with Bazzill white CS and 5.5" square. All DPs are from Basic Grey: Euphoria, Wisteria, and Eva. While stamping with some friends, my GF Kellie brought along this great sentiment stamp so I had to run out and buy it for myself! It matches so perfectly with Magnolia stamps because they are angels. Oh, it is a Penny Black stamp called "Angel" if you are interested.

I used this Friday Sketchers #63 layout for my card and love it. I know I'll be making more cards using this design.

There's nothing much to my card but I used two of my Sizzix circle dies and my Marvy punches (pink and purple) to mat the sentiment. Both the circle mat and the sentiment with Tilda are popped up with foam tape, and I added a butterfly charm.

Have a wonderful week and I thank you for stopping by again today to visit with me and for all the wonderful comments you leave me that keep me encouraged. Now I'm off to blurfing so I can get some inspiration from our wonderful crafting gurus!