Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New challenge at Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes!

It's everyone's favorite at PTT! Anything Goes!  This week we are sponsored by Spesch stamps, Robin's Nest, Ribbon Carousel, KnK Designs, and Crafty Sentiments!  Here's my card:

Digi by Crafty Sentiments.  Background paper by Robin's Nest.  Inked it up with Copics.

Can't wait to see what you guys create!  Link up HERE!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - Gentle Animals
Krafty Girls - Easter
Outlawz - Easter - Bunnies - Chocolate (finally got one in at the Outlawz!)

Monday, March 26, 2012

The husband's birthday and a card for Emily

Today is the husband's birthday!  Yay!  Friday night we watched The Hunger Games with a friend, last night a couple of friends threw him a barbecue, and today we headed to the North Shore! We ate at Giovanni's shrimp truck (garlic for me, lemon butter for him), Kua Aina burger (pineapple burger for me, bacon burger for him), and had a Dole whip at the plantation.  :) MMMmmmmMMmm, yummy birthday!  Before today's hoopla, I presented him with his gift:

A basket of coffee goodies!  Lavender tea, flavored syrups, cocoa, cookies, a gigantic coffee cup, a Starbuck's gift card, and yummy smelling coffee bath products from Bungalow Bath Body on Etsy.  He loved everything!

When I got home, it was time to get to work.  I have a bunch of crafty things to make from design team projects to upcoming hops to Easter treats to party favors.  Whew.  Before all of that though, I encountered the Cards for Emily hop.  I had to make a card for this girl first and foremost... her story brought tears to my eyes.  So here is my card for Emily:

Digi by Doodle Dragon Studios - Dustin Pike (created just for her!).  Inked up with Copics.  Cardstock, paper, die, ink, and stamp all by SU.  Gonna slip in some kitty cat stickers to the inside too. :) Hope she likes it!  If you haven't heard Emily's story yet, please go to the link above and hop along.  If you have a spare minute or two, make and send her a card!  Dustin Pike is generous enough to give the entire cat/pony digi stamp set if you promise to make Emily something with it.  :) 

Entering this is in:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Let's get digital
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

What a great day today was!  Hope everyone's day was equally awesome.  And tomorrow is a state holiday (woohoo!) so I get to sleep in and finish my crafty projects!  'Till tomorrow!  

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shirl's March Swap (Spring)

So, if you don't know by now, Shirl hosts these great monthly card swaps at her blog.   She pairs us up, we make something cute that goes along with the theme, and we send it away to our friends far and away.  This month my swapper is Leanne (Lilo).   The theme was Spring.  I just got my new Stampin Up Everybunny Stamp set and wanted to try it out on her card.  Here it is:

Colored the bunnies with Copics.  Sponged the edges with SU ink.  Cardstock, paper, ribbon, pearls, and framelit die cut all by SU.  

Love these bunnies! :D

Entering this in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - How cute is that?
Pollycraft - Check it out
Clear it Out - Easter + Use up your pastel papers
Little Scrap Pieces - Let's use yellow
D.L.Art - Spring Holiday 

On a personal note, zombie toe is all healed up! Hooray!  I've even got a little baby toe nail growing.  I'm pretty proud of it considering I had to sign a waiver saying that I can't sue if the nail doesn't grow back.  Eep!  Lol, I was already researching fake toenails!  

See you guys tomorrow, I've got a special post! :D Peace, love, and Sabo kisses! 

He "helped" me write this post... NOT!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Challenge at PTT - Color/Photo Inspiration

Hey guys!  It's Tuesday again!  Time for another challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!  We are sponsored this week by Spesch Stamps, Robin's Nest, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, and Digital Delights.  This time we're doing a color/photo inspiration challenge:

I decided to go with the color inspiration.  Here's my card:

I did a serious boo boo and used a digi that was supposed to be for 2 weeks ago.  Whoops!!!  This digi is by A Day for Daisies (not one of our sponsors this week, but that's OK!)  I inked her up with Copics.  Background paper by Robin's Nest.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wryn Anniversary Card

Aloha blogger friends!  I had some time to make my parents a really nice Anniversary card.  :)  They'll be married 28 years on Wednesday.  I bought some Wryn images from Tiddlyinks about a month ago and never got a chance to use them.  So I picked one out and went to work!

Wryn is colored with Copics.  Cardstock is SU.  Background paper is DCWV.  Flowers are some cheapy ones from the dollar store. 

Love Wryn!  She's so adorable!  I wanted to make it Spring-y so I chose pastel blues and yellows. :)

I also got them a movie theater gift card so they can go out to watch a movie and have popcorn.  :) 

Entering this in the following challenges:

Krafty Girls - Get growing (flowers)
Scrapalicious - Cut above (use a special cut)
Little Scrap Pieces - Make it Happy
Sparkles Forum - Mother/Spring

'Till next time!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :) I've been very crafty over the past few days, due to zombie toe. :) I made some St. Patty's day treats for my co-workers and students.  They won't receive it until Monday, but who turns down candy?! LOL. 

Here's a teacher treat.  I just filled some SU cello bags with some See's candy pops.  The stamps are some cheapy ones I got last year on clearance for 13 cents! Cardstock and punches are SU.

These are for the kiddos.  I made it out of brown paper lunch sacks, because lets face it, they don't care about the packaging, just the candy.  Stamped it a few times and made a quick 'lucky' tag with another SU punch.  Sealed the bottoms with my crimper.

Entering this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Easy peasy St. Patrick's Day projects. :) 'Till next time!

My zombie toe and new challenge at Lia Stampz

I've had a smashed toe for about 5 years now.  It was ugly and discolored and honestly, I didn't think much of it because a couple of coats of pink nail polish made it look pretty normal.  LOL.  Anywho, the other night I stubbed it pretty bad and it ended up bleeding.  I went to go get it checked out by my doctor... she had to remove my toenail!!!  I was pretty sad about it.  I ended up watching part of the procedure and it looked like a Halloween special.  So now I have a zombie toe.  Bloodied, bruised, and missing a nail.  The worst part about it?  It hurts like H E double hockey sticks and I can't walk on it until Saturday.  The best part about it?  The husband is babying me and I get to eat whatever I want. :) Just today I had nachos, a teri burger, french fries, a salted caramel mocha from Starbucks, and his famous pizza pockets (made in a 1980's Snackster!) Hopefully I don't gain 20 lbs while rocking the zombie.

Anywho, it's good enough now (2 days since it happened) that I can hop to my computer and elevate it while I type.  Hooray! Which means I can tell you all about Lia Stampz' new challenge! Anything Goes plus a sentiment!

Here's my card using the digi called Winner:

Inked him up with Copics.  Paper is from a Making Memories scrapbook pack.  Cardstock and ribbon by SU.  I used a clear stamp from Impression Obsession to stamp the Congratulations across the finish line. :) I thought I was so clever.  LOL.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!  And watch out for those toes!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monochromatic Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

It's Tuesday!!!!  That means there's a brand spankin' new challenge over at PTT!  This week our challenge is monochrome!

We were lucky enough to be sponsored by Robin's Nest, who gave the craft team beautiful glittered papers and dew drops to work with (they'll be our March long sponsor).  Our digis were sponsored by Spesch, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, and The Stamping Boutique.

Here's my card!

My digi is by The Stamping Boutique.  Isn't she adorable?  Her name is Fairy Cynthia - Easter.  Inked her up with just pink and yellow Copic markers.  Paper is by Robin's Nest.  Not sure if you can see it, but it has a tremendous amount of glitter on it!  :) Everything else is SU except for the stamp.

Also entering it into these following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Things with Wings

Can't wait to see what monochromatic projects you guys come up with!  See you over at Party Time Tuesdays! 

Shirl's February Card Swap

Hey guys!  It's the start of Spring Break! Woohoo!  Which means this week I only work at one of my jobs and I have the mornings free!  Yippee!  It's giving me a chance to do things that I've been putting off for awhile.  For example, THIS POST!  Lol.  I received a beautiful card from Cyndi during Shirl's February card swap.  The theme was Valentine's.  :)  Here it is:

So stinkin adorable!  Thanks Cyndi!

And here's the one I sent her:

Digi by Kenny K Downloads.  Cardstock and paper by Stampin Up.  Ink is Copics.  Ribbon is from my stash.  Hope you like it, Girlie!

Anywho, we're halfway into March now and I just sent out my partner's swap card this morning so hopefully she'll get it this week and I can post my March swap card. :) 

Also, just wanted to shout out the Lia Stampz challenge tic-tac-toe!

There's 2 more days to enter! Link up HERE.

'Till tonight! (There's a new PTT challenge!) :D

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thank You card

Not only has Miss Dena Jones been busy with putting together all these hops that I was apart of, she also met up with me a few weeks ago to donate some craft supplies she didn't want to my classroom.  What a sweetheart!  To thank her, I made this card:

Stamp set by Fiskars called Love Latte.  Used a couple of Copics to ink it up.  Ink, ribbon, buttons, and card stock by SU.  Background paper is a scrap I had. 

Thanks so much, Girlie!!!  You rock!

In other news, IT'S SPRING BREAK!  :) Well, for one of my jobs anyway.  Which means I get to sleep in next week and possibly have more time to craft! WOOHOO!  Can't wait!

Entering this in the following challenges:
Scrapalicious - Anything Goes

Monday, March 5, 2012

New challenge at Party Time Tuesday-Sparkle!

There's a new challenge this week at PTT!  This time, make a card incorporating or depicting something that you find at the end of the rainbow - gold, bling, or in my case, SPARKLE!  

We were honored this week to be sponsored by Robin's Nest (who sent us some beautiful paper and dew drops to try out), A Day for Daisies, and Specsh.  Here's my card featuring Robin's Nest and a digi from Specsh:

Digi by Specsh.  Isn't she so stinkin adorable?  Her name is Lamb Lolita.  Inked her up with Copics and made her dress and lamb sparkle.  Background paper and dew drops is by Robin's Nest.  Everything else is Stampin Up.

Can't wait to see what else kinda blingy things you guys come up with!  'Till next time!

Winner of the Our Favorite Things Hop!

Thank you so much to all the followers and visitors to my blog, old and new.  You truly are amazing and I appreciate every single one of you and your lovely comments.  Also, thank you Dena and the rest of the hop gals... it was the smoothest hop I've ever participated in! :)

And of course, the winner of the dimensionals, rhinestones, paper, and Copics is:


Congrats Liz! I've sent you a message!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza! You should have just come from Paula's blog. If you stumbled upon the hop while visiting my blog (awww, you're so sweet!) please start at Dena's blog. Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!

Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft related item.  In addition to that, each and every blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so please be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this hop VIA VIDEO!!! :

To win my blog candy, you must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below with a way to contact you. :) That's it!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please be sure to hop on over to Jamie's blog to see what she has to share with you and for more blog candy fun! Happy hopping and good luck to you!

Below is the entire blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:

Cely - <<<<you are here>>>>

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New challenge at Lia Stampz! tic-tac-toe!

There's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  Tic-tac-toe! Get 3 in a row!

Here's my card featuring "Guardian" by Lia Stampz:

Inked him up with Copics.  The paper are scraps and the sentiment is a SU hostess set called "perfect words."  I had double tic-tac-toe with scallops, die cut, sponging and ribbon, tag, sponging.  

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Can't wait to see what you guys create!