Sunday, October 4, 2015

Two A-MAIZE-ING Companies

Aloha friends!
I'm over at A Blog Named Hero  today and would love
to have you hop on over!!
This month we are collaborating with thee awesome and amazing

I'm using this fun set

and have a really quick and cool way to make a wood pattern
on a die cut using the Hero Arts Sand to Chocolate Brown ombre ink pad!

Don't forget there's still time to enter my GIVEAWAY.
For details see HERE.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Please Send Coffee and GIVEAWAY

TGIF friends!!!

ok and just to clarify my first favorite F-word is FREE...hahaha!

Okey dokey, down to the wire to get my second card in for 

I was totally having a blast with hopping around and was so happy to see
 Halloween cards (my fave holiday!) so I decided to make one myself!

The background was stamped with the latest Hero Arts Kelly's Coffee and Donuts
For us coffee lovers this set is a must have with such fun sentiments and cute images!
I thought the little Lawn Fawn Franken-boo (colored in copics) 
from the set Booyah, would be perfect for the sentiment
"please send coffee."
The oval was embossed with an embossing folder and
then I used a new-to-me item StazOn Studio Glaze!
It's a pretty cool medium in that it highlights the embossed areas
and gives it a cool glazed/glossy look for a bit of shine.
I just used a palette knife to spread over the entire surface and it dries pretty quickly!
For a bit more color I added on the orange polka dot panel from 
Lawn Trimmings in Spooky which is a hemp twine with 3 different fun!!

Here's a closeup...

I totally giggled at this card adding all the little details.
Do you like the little spider on the mug?!

All right folks...that's it for me!  

I would love it if you would follow me here, on Instagram, and/or Flickr
and in return I have a $20 gift code
GIVEAWAY to A2Z Scrapbooking
(one of the sponsors for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop)
I fully support this store as proceeds go towards 
auto immune disease communities such as
Behcets and Celiac Disease.  
Don't want to wait for the giveaway? 
Go to the store by clicking on the link above
and use code Nicki15 for 15% off your entire order!

Mahalo for stopping by!!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:


Friday, September 25, 2015

Falling For You

Aloha and welcome to my blog!
If you're new, I hope you'll return!!

I'm super excited for another round of Coffee Lover's Bloghop and
can't wait to hop around and indulge in a few cups of coffee.

I'm making this a quick post as I have family in town from
Portland and Guam, but I'm definitely returning for more coffee 
inspired cards and a definitely stay tuned!

Today's card...

I'm a huge Lawn Fawn fan and used a few of their sets
to create a sweet little Fall scene.

If you're wanting to join the fun I highly recommend going to the blog
as there are a lot of sponsors and awesome prizes being given away!

Have a great weekend and 
MAHALO for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Butterfly Shaker Card for A2Z Scrapbooking and WINNER!

Hey there!  I'm over at 
and would love for you to stop on by!

There's a bunch of things on sale over at A2Z Scrapbooking including
the Stamp and Cut set I used below...

Speaking of shopping...

I finally have my random winner for the
A2Z Scrapbooking $20 gift certificate!!!

Drum roll please...
The first person to comment on my post was chosen by
Please email me at notjustgreetingshawaii at gmail dot com
for your $25 gift certificate to A2Z Scrapbooking!!

Thanks so much for all those that stop by and comment.
It truly makes my day!

Make sure you stop by on Thursday as I'll be doing another
GIVEAWAY for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Partial Die Cutting for A Blog Named Hero

Happy Sunday all...

A Blog Named Hero came out with their latest challenge

and I had some fun doing partial die cutting with
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Butterflies.

I first started off with Hero Arts Kraft cardstock and laid my butterfly die
where I wanted it and taped it down with some washi tape.
I have a picture tutorial to explain the process...

I thought the Kraft was too plain so I decided to stamp out the "hello" from 
(I masked the butterfly when stamping out the sentiment, then used the butterfly
solid polka dot inked in Unicorn first then stamped again in
The center of the butterfly was inked in Hero Arts India Ink Black.
I then layered Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather pattern paper for more pop of color!

I thought the colors perfect for the upcoming fall season.  Can't wait for cooler weather!!

I think I'll make a bunch more.  Seemed simple enough and by just changing the sentiment 
I could make birthday and thank you ones as well!

That's it for me today!  A big MAHALO for stopping by!!

P.S.-So sorry for the delay in my giveaway!  I'll be setting up my Winner's post soon.
Stay tuned and I hope to do another giveaway next month!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Aloha with My Favorite Things

I finally caved and decided to join the My Favorite Things
I've seen a bunch of FABULOUS cards which was my biggest hesitation for not joining. 

Then decided to have some fun anyway with my favorite MFT set
Polynesian Paradise.

I wanted to create my own Hawaiian background and give it an "Aloha Shirt" print or 
Hawaiian print look.  Of course with watercoloring being all the rage I got out my 
Tombow markers and got to work!
Everything was stamped with Versamark then white heat embossed.
I watercolored the plumerias in shades of yellows and pinks.  Finally to create
more depth and shadowing, I added shades of blue having more color around the bottom
edges of the images and using my waterbrush to pull the blue away. 
Lastly the sentiment was white heat embossed on some pink cardstock and foam taped to the panel.

Here's another look...

So that's it for me.
There's still time to enter and I'm hoping to get one more card in
 before midnight tomorrow (September 18).

Mahalo for stopping by!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Oh Happy Day for A Blog Named Hero

I'm back again sharing a fun custom sentiment over at 
for our latest challenge theme

Here's a little sneaky peek...

Hop on over and leave me some comment love and I'll enter you in my 
GIVEAWAY celebrating my newly renovated blog.

Mahalo for stopping by!

More to Love!