Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day #5 Using non-Christmas stamps

In keeping with my island-ish theme
I decided I wanted to make some
Aloha/Hawaiian print ornaments.
Super quick and easy with circle die cuts and some 
 Lawn Fawn floral stamps...

Lawn Fawn Petite Florals, Lawn Fawn Circle stackables die, 
Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts, Lawn Trimmings, Lawn Fawn pattern paper, 
gold embossing, white embossing

With a little bit of heat embossing, the tone on tone pattern papers
made the perfect backdrop for some fun stamping.

Quick post today, but don't forget to keep your comments coming
and to check out the other holiday cards 
I'll be doing another giveaway (announcement on Christmas) 
with a gift certificate to 
my favorite online store!
 And the challenge junky in me is linking up to 

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day #5 Naughty or Nice?

I've been playing around a lot lately with my Christmas
themed stamp collection, but wanted to continue
with the non-traditional idea.

I finally got into getting a set of Tombow markers
and really like the results!
Ta da...

Lawn Fawn Good Fortune, Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die, 
Recollections pattern paper, Lawn Trimmings

   Do those fortune cookies look yummy or what?!
I thought the handwritten sentiment on the fortunes
was a nice touch with the stitched tag.
(read: I didn't have a naughty or nice stamp)
And just like yesterday's post I decided to do a second card
because I liked the theme a lot!

I'm hoping the guys at the office will get a kick out of this one.

I'll be entering this into the next
Lawnscaping Challenge: Merry Christmas

That's it for today!
Keep your comments coming for a chance to win a prize by Christmas.
The more comments on each of the posts,
 the more chances to get your name in the random drawing!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day #4 Happy HONUdays

I've got a punny card for you today...
hopefully it'll give you a good chuckle to start your week off right.
 Don't forget I'm having a big giveaway by Christmas so be sure to comment 
on each of my Holiday Inspiration card posts found

The Hawaiian name for a sea turtle is Honu (ho-noo).
I recently purchased some sweet dies in the shape of a honu 
and couldn't believe Spellbinders had such a thing!

Again going for the less traditional Christmas card,
I turned the die cuts into a wreath and added some sequins for fun.

Spellbinders Turtles One, Avery Elle Berry Blend Sequins, Memory Box Tiny Bow die,
Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs die, Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts, gold embossing powder

I'll be entering this in Simon Says Stamp 
Because I was so in love with the punny sentiment I decided to make
a second card...

This time using a Memory Box die Turtle Borders with pattern paper from
Sierra Pacific Crafts A Merry Christmas and white embossing powder.
I was thinking these were more gender neutral cards for the holidays.

Mahalo for stopping by 
and I hope you'll be back for tomorrow's card!
HINT: you'll be in for a real (zero calorie) treat.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day #3 Warm Winter Wishes and a WINNER!

Woo hoo!
It's day #3 for more holiday inspired cards.
If you make it through and comment on
my 12 days of holiday inspired cards there just might be a giveaway on Christmas!
More details to come, but I promise it'll be worth it!!
For Day #1 click HERE
You can find day #2 HERE

I wanted to do more local/island-y themed cards,
what do ya think?

Lawn Fawn Float My Boat, Lawn Fawn Critters from the Past (palm tree), Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts (solid presents),
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border (ocean waves), Lawn Fawn Blue Skies (star), Lawn Fawn Into the Woods pattern paper,
Lawn Fawn Milo's ABCs, Distress Glitter in Pumice Stone

I was trying to get out of the traditional Christmas colors
and create a more warm feeling for the holidays.
Kinda tropical right?
Bright and cheerful...just the way I like

I found another challenge to enter
(because I'm a challenge junky)

That's it for me today!
Don't forget to comment along the way for more chances to win!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more 
holiday card inspiration.
Mahalo for stopping by!!

P.S.-The random winner of the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is 
Congrats Shelly!  An e-mail was sent with how to redeem your gift certificate.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day #2 of Holiday Card Inspiration

I'm back for more holiday inspired cards!
I've been thrilled to see the turnout with the 
Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop 
and can't thank you enough for leaving such sweet comments. 
 If you haven't had a chance
 stop by HERE
and by December 20th I'm randomly giving 
away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky commenter.

On to today's card...

Lawn Fawn Happy Trails, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs, Lawn Fawn FaLaLa paper,
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die

 I thought I'd pay tribute to all those traveling 
and blessed enough to spend the holidays with loved ones.
Everything is paper pieced and those presents are actually from 
birthday tags and winter gifts.

The challenge theme over 
at Simon Says Stamps is Transportation 
so I'll be linking this up there!

If you're traveling this season,
I wish you all safe travels!
I'll be back with more holiday inspired cards tomorrow.

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Aloha Friday with Kitty Bee Designs

Happy ALOHA Friday!
I'm quickly popping in to share my 
midinspiration post for our latest challenge

That KBD Christmas Giraffe is just so adorable wrapped in Christmas lights!
I added some googly eyes to make him even cuter and colored with my latest
buy Tombow markers and water.
The sentiment was die cut from Holiday Words;Script from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.

Mahalo for stopping by!
Please stop by again as this year I'll be posting
 a holiday themed card everyday til Christmas!!

Also if you haven't seen my last post, I'm randomly giving away a $20 gift certificate 
Check out the details HERE.

See ya real soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Aloha and welcome to my part of blogland!
I love this idea of having a 
Holiday Coffee Blog Hop
 to honor
our FAVORITE drink of choice!

I love coffee hot or cold especially with a flavored creamer!

Here's my card to celebrate this fun theme...

 Kitty Bee Designs Expresso Buns, Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper, Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte,
embossing folder, white embossing powder, copics

Since it's the holiday season I'm giving away a
$20 gift certificate to my favorite online store
Butterfly Reflections Ink
 just for commenting and hopping along 
this super fun blog hop!

Be sure to leave a comment and I will choose 
randomly the lucky winner!
All I need is your e-mail address to send the certificate 
and you'll be on your way to an exciting 
shopping experience!!

A huge MAHALO to 
Amy Tsuruta
for putting this together.
If you get lost along the way just head back to her blog for a list of participating bloggers.
Also there's a lot of prizes to be won!
Check it out...

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

Have fun and happy commenting!
Thanks for stopping by!!! 

**ETA on 12/14/14
this giveaway is now closed, but check out my
holiday card inspiration posts for another chance to win! 

More to Love!