Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesdays!

Since it is the last week of the year, this will be my last Party Time Tuesday post as a design team member.  Sadly, I can't carry out another 6 month term due to a military move next year.  (But, there are a few tricks up my sleeve, so stay tuned!)

Here is my last project with Party Time Tuesdays.  The theme is Anything Goes:

The digi is by Kenny K and was colored with Copic markers.  Background paper by DCWV (Glitter Sweet).  Cardstock is Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin Up! Sentiment is by My Pink Stamper.  Also added some glitter to her wings.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays

We have a color challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Bust out your red, green, and gold!  Here's my project:

This digi is called Holly Fairy and it's by Paper Makeup Stamps.  Colored her with Copics.  Used some scrap Stampin Up Christmas paper.  The rub on and punches are also SU.  Added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to her wings, Crystal Effects to her cheeks and poofy trim (on her coat and boots) and also colored some SU pearls gold to go in the corner of the card.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Update on me: Still on jury duty!  Looks like the case will go way into January.  I'm off from work, but spending my holiday break in the courthouse.  Very interesting experience. Now that my craft fairs are all done, I'm looking forward to my weekends back! Hooray! Hopefully I can update my blog more, visit you guys, and replenish my Etsy shop! 'Till then!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz - Winter Holidays

A day late, a buck short! LOL.  There's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz... this time, we want to see your Winter Holiday projects!  The winner of this challenge with get the digi I used here called Caroler's Family. :) They're all so festive and fun!

Digi by Lia Stampz, inked with Copics.  Paper, ink, and stamp by Stampin Up.  Dad also has Crystal Effects on his glasses. :)

Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

No challengers yet for Lia Stampz...

There are no challengers yet for our challenge this fortnight at Lia Stampz.  Just wanted to put it out there... we have one random draw winner a week and one spotlight winner, so if YOU enter our challenge right now, you'll most likely win! There is 9 hours left to enter.  The challenge theme is orange, green, and khaki. Your link just needs to be after the challenge was posted. :) Good luck!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

There's a new challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays!  This time, make a Kid's Christmas Card!

Just a simple Cricut cut on some glittered card stock.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Easy peasy!

Update on me: I've been chosen for jury service! It's a very important case and will probably go on for weeks, if not months.  I'll be missing all of Christmas break, but I'm highly interested in the jury and trial process.  I'll come and visit you all when I have a free minute! (Seems like when I get a free minute, it gets taken from me!) Miss you guys!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Tags at Party Time Tuesdays

This week at Party Time Tuesdays, we want to see your handmade Christmas tags!!!  Here's a couple of mine:

Simple cut from the Stampin Up 2 Tags Die, some designer paper, retired felt shapes, and a "to: from:" stamp and I was done!  

I make a lot of Christmas tags, cards, money holders, and gift holders for Christmas but they are always for other people that purchase them from me.  After it all, I honestly have no time to make my own and end up with the peel and stick kind! Hopefully this year will change. :)

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz - Color Inspiration

Hey guys! I have two craft fairs next weekend so this weekend is being spent MAKING AS MUCH STUFF AS I CAN!!! Lol.  All my preparation and planning has all come down to this weekend and next weekend.  After these next two weeks, I can get back to my creative juices and make cards...for fun! Can't wait for Christmas break. :)

Anywho, there's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This fortnight, it's a color inspiration challenge!

Dark Green, Rust, Orange, Khaki, and Sage Green.

The winner of this challenge will get this adorable digi called Balloon Love.  I inked her up with Copic markers and put her on some die cuts.  Awesome glittery paper makes the background simple to do and I topped the whole thing off with a retired stamp from SU in Gumball green and a Crumb Cake corduroy brad (also retired).  

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

If you would like to come and visit me and Hawaii Paper Party, I will be at these craft fairs this month:
December 8 at Aiea Elementary
December 9 at Milieu (formerly Philanthropy by Madison)
December 16 Children's Discovery Center

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Anything Goes

Aloha guys!  Theres a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments, Lili of the Valley, Digital Delights, and 3 Girl Jam.  Here's my project:

Cute Snowman digi by Crafty Sentiments.  Love him! Inked with Copics.  Used some Paper Studio paper, SU (retired) striped grosgrain ribbon and some SU card stock.  The image is so stinkin cute that you don't need much for a cute card!

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!

Aloha guys!  Theres a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays! We have a color inspiration challenge:

We are sponsored this week by Flonz Stamps, LEJ designs, The Paper Parade, 3 Girl Jam, and Sassy Studio designs.  Here's my project:

Frenchie digi by Sassy Studio Designs.  Love her! Inked her up with Copics.  Paper and beautiful sticker is from Robin's Nest.  Happy Birthday sentiment is by Stampin Up.  I also threw in some staples.  I always feel like banner sentiments need something along the edge.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz!

Hey guys! there's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This fortnight, make a thank you card!

The winner of this challenge will get this digi called Blue Tit Bird.  I inked him with Copics.  I cut him out with a SU framelit die and them added an embossed oval die cut in the back of it (cut in half).  The paper is from a DCWV All About Boys stack.  Sponged everything yellow.  Stamps and punches are SU.  Bakers twine is from my LSS.

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Friday, November 16, 2012

Turkey Trot Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Turkey Trot Blog Hop! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we wanted to squeeze in a hop dedicated to those fabulous, and delish birds and all that we all thankful for!  Today we have a talented group of crafters showcasing their Turkey Day projects! Some might be of Turkeys, some might be of Thanksgiving Day traditions, some may just be about family.  But they all will be fabulous!

If you are here just to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!), you can start the hop off with Colleen. :)

Here's my turkey/Thanksgiving projects!

Made some punch art turkeys out of the Stampin Up owl punch, retired 5 petal flower punch, and scallop punch.

This one was a CASE from Inkspired Treasures. I don't have that die set, so I just made a top note on a square (rounded corner) card.  Love the look of the two tone corn! Its from Stampin Up's Perfectly Preserved set.  Used the matching framelit dies to cut them out.

This last one is an oldie but goodie.  The stamp set is a hostess set called Four Seasons from Stampin 
Up.  Good old rock n' roll technique, some punches, and I got myself a quick wreath!

How about some blog candy?

Melissa, from KaDoodle Bug Designs has been kind enough to offer a $15 GC (reg prices, not sale) to

To qualify for the prize, you must leave a comment on ALL blogs in the hop AND vist the KBD fan page and leave a comment saying you are hopping by!
You can get to the fan page here:
 Here is the entire line up in case you get lost:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New challenge at PTT - Thanksgiving!

Good Morning my wonderful bloggy peeps!  Today is Tuesday...which means its time for a new challenge at Party Time Tuesday!  This time we're doing the Thanksgiving thing!

Our sponsors this week are Flonz stamps, The Stamping Boutique, Dts Art, and 3 Girl Jam!  Here's my project:

I was sent the cherry blossom stamp from Flonz stamps.  Gorgeous! I colored it simply with a reddish brown Copic marker.  I used some yummy paper from Paper Parade.  I distressed all the edges, including my Crumb Cake SU card stock.  The sentiment stickers are from Paper Parade as well.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, November 12, 2012

A long overdue thank you

I haven't been around much lately, on my blog, on Facebook, OUTSIDE.  LOL.  I'm getting things ready for my December craft fairs and I'm working my hands to the bone in my craft room all day, everyday.  This is my first craft fair experience and I honestly didn't think it was going to be this difficult.  I give mucho props to people who do this every season!

Anywho, since I've been a walking zombie, I haven't been checking my mail often (I'm coming clean! I'm sorry, Mr. Mailman!) I found this in my mailbox this week:

Diana from DL. Art sent me some Halloween happy mail!  I got a cute HK card and an awesome HK shirt. :) And it fits perfectly!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Diana for the happy mail.  It couldn't have come at a better time. You made my whole week! 

And thank you, not only to Diana but all my bloggy buddies who come and visit me and comment on my blog even when I don't have time to comment on yours.  I will make time after this and start dinner a bit late so I can go back and see what you guys have done the past couple of weeks.  I'm hoping that since I'm not working full time at the elementary school (I was working extra hours to cover someone), I'll have more time to blog and comment and make some cards instead of craft fair stuff.  Plus I need to share pics of those with you guys too. ;)

Be back later with my Party Time Tuesday post.  Love you all!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Challenge for Party Time Tuesdays

Okay, I know its Thursday... I totally forgot to do my post for Party Time Tuesdays!  EEK! It's been kinda hectic in my house and I seriously have zombie brain. :/ The theme this week is Thank You cards and you have until next Tuesday to enter our challenge!

We are sponsored this week by The Paper Shelter, Kenny K Downloads, The Paper Parade, Crafty Ribbons, and The Crafty Pad.  Here is my project:

The digi is from Crafty Sentiments.  I inked her up with Copic markers.  The paper and sticker sentiment is some gorgeous stuff sent to us from The Paper Parade.  Just put it on some Crumb Cake SU card stock and added some SU linen thread and this card was good to go.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

New challenge at Lia Stampz!

There's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This fortnight, make something for FALL!

The image is called Branson Leaves.  It is inked with Copics and is on some Robin's Nest designer paper.  Bakers Twine from my stash tops it off.  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anything Goes!

The challenge is Anything Goes this week at Party Time Tuesday!

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments, Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, The Robin's Nest, and Sassy Studio Designs.  Here's my project:

Digi by Crafty Sentiments.  Background Paper and "give thanks" rub-on by The Robin's Nest.  Cardstock and Crystal Effects (on her boots and skulls) are Stampin Up and used 2 Stampabilities dies.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

***I'm SUPER swamped and partly MIA due to prepping for craft fairs and working more hours the last 2 weeks.  Hopefully I can come to visit at the end of this week!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Winner from the Devilish Diva Hop

Thank you to all of you who came and visited during the Devilish Diva hop! I made a few new friends and got to share my steampunk project!

Anywho, here is the winner who won my entire October club class in the mail:


Congrats! I'm shooting you an email! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!

There's a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  This time make something with a Trick-or-Treat theme!

Our sponsors this week are Digital Delights, DtsArts, Stitchy Bear, The Robin's Nest, and Alota Rubber Stamps!

Digi by Digital Delights.  Super simple, die cut it with some Nesties, added some silver foil skull paper, a silver polka dot ribbon, and a banner sentiment.  Done!

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Devilish Divas Halloween Hop!

Welcome to the Devilish Divas Halloween blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Sher's blog.  If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please visit Dena’s blog and begin there so you don’t miss out on any of the SPOOKY projects!
 This is a Halloween-themed hop sponsored by Kenny K Downloads.  One lucky winner will win their choice of FIVE digis from the Kenny K Downloads store along with a fun Halloween goodie bag sponsored by our hostess, Dena Jones.  Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.  Here is a brief bio on our sponsor:

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all your creations! 
The creator, the artist, the man:  KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collection of pinup babes, sweet ‘n sassy girls, cool rockin’ dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at

Now, on to my project:

This image is called Scarlett West, a part of Kenny K's Steampunk digis. :) Inked her up with Copics. Background paper is by Recollections (Steampunk Botanicals). Since the paper is so intricate (glossy, glittered, embossed, and distressed), I didn't need to do much. Added a couple of cogs (SU retired), a computer generated sentiment, and a couple of staples in the corner.

Glossy accents on her boots, leather corset trim, and goggles. Metal accents were filled in with silver gel pen. Also used gold gel pen for the buttons and gold cording on her jacket.

Tried to get an angle where you could see the gloss. Oh well!

Hope you enjoyed your visit! If you'd like a chance to win our blog hop candy, here's what you need to do:

1) Visit each blog in the hop and leave a comment that includes your email address on each one to be eligible. You must comment no later than midnight EST of Sunday, Oct. 21st.
2) Winner will be emailed no later than Monday morning and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.
3) Digi prize package from KennyK is open to anyone, regardless of location. However, the goody bag prize sponsored by the hostess is open to US residents only. If the digi prize winner is not located within the US, a second winner will be chosen for just the goody bag.

I'M ALSO GIVING AWAY MY OWN BLOG CANDY! Tonight I won't be able to hop because I'm having my monthly card club over to make our Thanksgiving projects. I'm giving you a kit to make all your own Thanksgiving projects! All you have to do is 1. Be a follower 2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you. That's it!

Please be sure to hop on over to Donna's blog next to see what she's created using one of Kenny K's awesome digis! Below is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way. Thanks again and have a fun and safe Halloween!

Blog Hope Lineup:

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz - Challenge 27 Halloween!

Hey guys!  Little late in posting this... kinda hectic this week!  But there's a new challenge at  Lia Stampz! (You still have until the 31st!) This fortnight, make something for Halloween!

The winner of the challenge will get this digi called Branson Moon.  Isn't he so super spooky cute?  Inked him with Copics.  Used some old Stampin Up designer paper and sheer ribbon.  Cardstock and sentiment by Stampin Up.  Easy peasy!

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Get inspired by this...

It's Tuesday!  Which means its challenge time over at Party Time Tuesday!  We have a color inspiration thing going on this week:

Black, purple, mustard, orange

This week we are sponsored by: The Stamping Boutique, Paper Makeup Stamps (who provided my digi), Robin's Nest (who provided my paper), and Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

Here's my project:

Digi by Paper Makeup Stamps.  Colored with Copics.  Background paper by Robin's Nest.  Cardstock, stamp, ink, glitter, and Crystal Effects by Stampin Up.  Brads are from my stash.

This card went to my nephew who just turned 2 yesterday!

Cutie pie looks just like my brother!

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Aloha, I'm back!

Aloha guys, I'm back from my mini trip... from LAS VEGAS!

My bestie in the yellow blazer, me in the middle, and her sister in the leopard print.  Fresh off the plane!

It was my bestie's birthday, her sister's first time to Vegas, my nephew's birthday (he lives there), also visited my brother and aunt who lives there, and the in-laws came halfway into it too (also their first time).  Lots of family, lots of friends, lots of good times!  I didn't gamble or anything (I wanted to save my money for craft stores!), but Grandma won $6000 at Keno! Woohoo!

Anywho, it's back to cards, back to my cat, and back to blogging!

Can't leave you without a card, so here's the card I made for my October birthdays! (I send a card to all of my customers/class members on their birthdays. :))

All Stampin Up!  CASE'd from Mary Fish.  Uses basic grey, summer starfruit, and primrose petals.  

'Till next time!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A new Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

There's a new challenge at PTT this week!  This time, make something other than a card!

Robyn's Fetish graciously sent me this cute little mummy digi to use in my project today.  I decided to shrink him down for easy Halloween tags.

Colored him slightly with a skin colored Copic marker and a grey marker for some shadows.

Layered him with a couple of Stampin Up punches onto some Robin's Nest glitter paper.  Tied it with some linen thread to Stampin Up's cellophane candy bags.  Some Reese's Pieces turns this treat into a fun Halloween candy wand!

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

P.S. I'll be back TOMORROW! :D

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's my bestie's birthday!

It's my bestie's birthday!  We've known each other for about 10 years now and she's like a sister to me. :)

Me and the bestie.  With a Hello Kitty cupcake, of course! (People say we look alike! Whattdya think?)

I'm with her this whole week and I made a card to go with her present.  Here it is:

I don't usually do these types of cards because they are very impractical for mailing.  But I'm hand delivering this to her, so I figured why not!

The digi is Fairy Fae from Tiddlyinks.  Inked with Copics.  Paper flowers, paper butterflies (SU punch), DCWV paper, ribbon from my stash, rhinestones, sentiment, glitter, pearls, and framelit die all by Stampin Up.

Glossed up her dress and glittered her wings and stars.  Also added lots of dots.  You know, to cover up my coloring mistakes!

This was pretty fun to make, especially since I made the fairy to look like her (black hair and lots of PINK!).  Hope she digs it.  :)

'Till next time!  Happy Birthday, BFF!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz - For a Man

Hey guys!  Sill away from my blog/computer... hope you're liking the scheduled posts. :) I'll come back to commenting when I am reunited with my blog again next week!

Anywho, there's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This fortnight, make something for a man!

The winner of the challenge will get this digi called Branson Ways.  Isn't he so super adorable?  I cut apart the sign and placed it so he's holding it. :) It is inked with Copics.  Background papers are scrap, so not sure where they came from.  Ribbon and cardstock by Stampin Up!

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Monday, October 1, 2012

New challenge at Party Time Tuesdays - Frightfully Scary!

There's a new challenge at Party Time Tuesdays this week! Get ready for Halloween and participate in our Frightfully Scary challenge!

We are generously sponsored this week by The Robin's Nest, The Paper Shelter, and Elisabeth Bell (prize).

Here's my project:

Digi by The Paper Shelter.  Colored with Copics.  Background paper by The Robin's Nest.  Card stock, sentiment, and satin ribbon by Stampin Up.  Also added some liquid pearls to all the buckles in the picture.

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

*** By the way, I'll be away from my blog for the next week.  I do have scheduled posts for this week, though. :) I'll get back to commenting when Hawaii Paper Party and I are reunited. :) 'Till then, peace, love, and (sleepy) Sabotage! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New challenge at Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes!

It's Tuesday! That means there is a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  Everyone join in on this one... it's ANYTHING GOES!

We are sponsored this week by Digital Delights, The Stamping Boutique, Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Ribbons, and Fancy Pants.

Here is my project:

Digi by Digital Delights (called Wizard cute!), inked up with Copics.  Designer paper by Fancy Pants (I've used this paper on all of my PTT projects this versatile!).  Cardstock by Stampin Up embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  3 orange brads from my stash.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Color Inspiration Week at Party Time Tuesdays!

It's Tuesday! Which means it's time for a new challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! This week we have a color/photo inspiration challenge:

This week we are sponsored by My Favorite Things, Sassy Studio Designs, and more of that yummy Fancy Pants paper!  Here's my project:

Digi by Sassy Studio Designs.  Paper by Fancy Pants.  Punches and stamp are Stampin Up.

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

We're doing it 3 at a time at Lia Stampz!

Aloha guys!  I had a jam-packed weekend full of crafting!  Hope yours was just as crafty! :)
This week at Lia Stampz we have the 3 of Something challenge! Here's my project:

The image is called "Branson ZZZ" and is available at Whimsy Stamps.  Inked with Copics.  Cardstock, ribbon, sentiment, and rhinestones are all Stampin Up.  I put a doily on it too. :)

I absolutely adore this image!!!  I made a friend card and the other members of the design team created a Halloween card, Christmas card, and all occasion card.  Very versatile image!

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 
Lia Stampz, digital stamps