Monday, August 29, 2011

New challenge over at Lia Stampz!

There is a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  It's a birthday challenge!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Of course the cutie digi is from Lia Stampz... and the sentiment is a sneak peek! :) More on that soon!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  You don't need a Lia Stampz image to participate, but there are FREEBIES on the Lia Stampz blog that you can use to your heart's content.  :)  Click HERE to visit and enter!

'Till next time!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lia Stampz needs 1 more design team member!

Lia Stampz needs 1 more design team member!  All you have to do is click the picture below, go to our facebook, and add a photo and link your blog.  That's it!  I hope all you talented ladies submit a photo... there are TONS of you out there! :)

Good Luck!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello Kitty thank you bags

Earlier this month, I hosted a hop for my birthday.  It was Hello Kitty themed and I asked some talented ladies to join in with me!  To thank them, I wanted to send them a piece of Hawaii, but still keep it HK! Here's what I came up with:

Cutie Patootie goodie bags with Hawaiian Hello Kitty notepads and macadamia nut Hershey Kisses.

Each one came with a matching card.  Thought the sentiment was fitting!


Here's the card by itself.  LOVE this stamp set by Basic Grey.

I waited to post this because I wanted everyone to receive their gift before I posted it on my blog!  I'm pretty sure it made it to everyone already.  

Till next time!  Don't forget that a new Lia Stampz challenge happens on Monday!  I'll be back with a brand new challenge card!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Card made from candy from Kimberly's Craft Spot

Aloha guys!  So.... I turned in my final paper... EVER!!!  I am done with school (until I decide I want to go back, anyway!) YAAAAHHHHOOOOOOO!

This means more time for crafting and reading blogs!  For a couple of weeks there all of my free time was spent at the library.  No fun.  But I'm happy that it's all done and over with!

Anywho, I won some blog candy a while ago from Kimberly's Craft Spot.  If you've never visited her blog before... you MUST now!!!  She has a hip and clean style and her projects will blow you away.  My blog candy had some awesome stuff in it: A mat stack, a sew easy (can't wait to try this out!), some stamps, a lot of bling, bakers twine...I mean, I just kept pulling stuff out of the package!  Not only that, she made me the cutest Hello Kitty birthday card to go along with it.  She is so stinkin sweet!

 Here's a simple dimple card using some paper from the mat stack and a TPC Studio stamp set:

Sorry for the dark shadow in the corner, I tried photographing at night with a new lamp!  Not too shabby!

Thanks, Kimberly!  I love everything!  You are so awesome!

'Till next time!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

3x3 friend cards

Just a quickie post since I need to go back to writing my paper...

I made a few 3x3 friend cards for thank yous to put in blog candies and other packages.  If you won some blog candy on my blog as of late, you might be one of the lucky recipients! 

Everything is by Stampin Up except for the designer paper scrap.

Made them in chocolate chip too!

'Till next time (or after I graduate, whichever happens first)! 

By the way, who has an iphone?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog Hop Winner, and there's a new challenge in town!

Thanks to everyone who joined in for the Lia Stampz blog hop!  The blog candy I was offering was a cute free digi from Lia Stampz called Asha with Present!  Some entries didn't include the "requirements" of answering what your favorite animal was, so I had to exclude those entries.  Sorry guys!  The winner of the digi is:

#11: Melissa!

Congrats Melissa!  You didn't leave your email, so I'll visit your blog to let you know you won!

Don't forget that you can still enter in our weekly challenge: Add a charm! There are freebies on the Lia Stampz blog that you can use to enter, even though it isn't required to use a Lia Stampz image. But FREEBIES! :)  who doesn't love freebies? Enter it HERE! You have until August 28th!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lia Stampz Blog Hop!

Aloha guys and welcome to Lia Stampz first official blog hop! Woohoo!  I'm here to showcase Lia and her quirky and fun stampz!  Our theme was to create a card with a charm on it.  I couldn't find a charm in my stash (without thinking about ripping one from a jacket in my closet...c'mon, we're all guilty!) so I made one with my trusty Cricut!

Isn't the kitty so cute?  He reminds me of my friend's cat, Alley!
The charm was from the Meow cartridge!

Main drawing:
Now, if you'rE hopping along, you might be sEarching for cluEs to win thgrand prizE givEaway on Lia's blog.  HopE you found what you'rE looking for! 

Don't forget that if you want 3 entries for the main drawing you need to: 
1) comment on all blogs and leave a comment on Lia's with the secret word
2) post the blinkie on your sidebar (comment a second time on Lia's stating you've done so )
3) follow Lia Stampz on Facebook and get a 3rd entry (don't forget to comment a 3rd time!)

But wait, there's more! :D

Who want's to win blog candy?! This cutie is called Asha with Present.  To win this digi, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite animal is.  Just wanted to see if you're paying attention! I will pick the winner using on the 18th! (Don't forget, if you win this digi, you have to respect Lia Stampz Terms of Use.  View it here). 

Now get hopping!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lia Stampz Blog Hop next week!

 Woo hoo! Lots of blog candy and digis to be won and the DT's first launch! Be there or be square!


Don't forget, Lia Stampz has a Facebook page for those of us who can't wait that long for or Lia Stampz fix!

Hello Kitty Blog Hop winners!

I want to thank everyone that participated in my birthday blog hop. From my best online pals who made the most wonderful projects, to the old and new followers, and to the ones who just dropped by to say "happy birthday..." you guys are all so awesome! I didn't get a chance to celebrate my birthday yet because I'm in my last 2 weeks of school and my thesis is keeping me CRAZY BUSY, but this blog hop just brought a big smile to my face and made my day special! A special thanks to my pals who designed Hello Kitty projects... you gals are so talented and I couldn't have done it without you! Mahalo Nui Loa!

Now how about some winners?! I had to delete a few double entries and entries of those who didn't follow the rules (sorry guys!):

The winner of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app is:


The winner of the Grand Prize is:

Carol N!!!

Gals, I don't have either of your email addresses so I'll drop by your blogs to announce it! :) Congratulations!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's My Birthday!!! Hello Kitty Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Hello Kitty Birthday Blog Hop! Yahooo!
(She always has my back!)

Today is my birthday and to celebrate I wanted to get together with some of my awesome online friends to participate in a Hello Kitty themed hop (because I <3 HK!)  We have a BUNCH of fun Hello Kitty and birthday themed projects planned for you (and lots of candy to be won!),  so lets get hopping (not before you read through my post, though)!

Cely at Hawaii Paper Party <You are here>
My Hello Kitty project comes from a request during a blog hop I participated in a couple of weeks ago.  I got a lot of comments during our Christmas in July blog hop (hosted by Elaine of Expressions by Elaine) for my Christmas Goodie Folder (Post Here).  It was so popular that I decided to make a video tutorial for a Hello Kitty themed one! Enjoy!

How about some BLOG CANDY?!  I've got two to give away!

Prize 1:  I will be giving away The Crafty Gallery's app for iphone!  The code will work on your iphone or ipad. :) All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win the app!  You have until FRIDAY to enter!

Prize 2:  The GRAND PRIZE can only be obtained doing the following:
-visiting everyone on the hop and becoming their follower
-leaving a comment on their blog hop post that you've done it
-coming back here to link up to Mr. Blue!
-you have until FRIDAY to enter (for any of you late hoppers!)
*warning* anyone linking to Mr. Blue frogger without visiting and commenting will be CHOPPED! :P There's only 8 of us, so it won't be hard. ;)

Now, head on over to Donna's blog at Kindred Kreations.  She's next!  After you've visited everyone, come back to my blog to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Eiffel Tower Card and a future blog hop!

I bought a bunch of mat stacks while I was on my trip at HL and Joanns.  I've never worked with them before as my craft stores out here don't seem to carry them.  I wanted to see how easy it was to layer!

I really wanted to use this SU! stamp set with the Eiffel Tower.  I thought it was so stinkin cute.  I embossed it with black embossing powder and added the metal photo corners.  The lace is some vintage ribbon and I just used my Exacto knife to cut slits so I could weave the ribbon through.  

I may not be around much because I'm back to working full time and working on my thesis (for my very last class!!!), but I will show love on your blog if you leave a comment. :) Also, mark your calendars, because August 8 (THIS MONDAY!) is my birthday and I'm having a blog hop with some of my best online buds!  Yup, it'll be Hello Kitty themed and I'm planning on having my first video up!  Also, LOTS of blog candy to be won!

See you there!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary to my Pirate

Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary to my dear husband.  I am a lucky gal to have him. :)  We both have a very offbeat sense of humor and that carries through to gift giving.

Here's my anniversary card:

And here's a picture of us 3 years ago:

OF COURSE we had a pirate wedding! ;D I think I was looking away because someone yelled, "Yaaaaar!"

'Till next time!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Winner of my 100 follower giveaway!

The winner is:
#14 Judy!

Congratulations, you've won the Four Legged Friends Cricut Cartridge!  I've sent you an email!

Last Chance to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway!

I know I said until Sunday the 31st, but seeing that I won't be home from work until late tonight, I'm going to accept entries until about 6pm my time (or 9pm-midnight for my mainland homies!)  I will be posting the winner tonight!

The giveaway is Cricut's 4 Legged Friends:

Just be a follower and click on the above link to enter (NOT ON THIS POST!) Comments for this post have been disabled. Good luck!