Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Treats

Quick post to share these super fun favors I made for my kids' class.  This is the first year I needed to make favors for my in Preschool (*sigh, where does the time go?)!

These boxes were super easy to assemble and the grass die cut was used for teeth!  What do ya think of the minion pillow box?!  My kids are always going around the house, sounding like minions, they crack me up.

We went to our local pumpkin patch and the kids were super happy about finding their "perfect" pumpkin. 

Excuse the next photo as I took it quickly before my camera died...

All 39 favors made plus Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins for the teachers that my hubby graciously made. 

Anyone want the recipe just message me...they are divine!  Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Playing with Paper Smooches

Saw the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge using this fabulous photo...

The colors are just gorgeous and love the water element.  Here's my take...

 Paper Smooches Leafy Greens, Versamark, Memento Ink in Morocco and Peanut Brittle, Hero Arts ink in Tide Pool, Distress Ink in Shaded  Lilac, Raffia

I wanted a subtle effect, but when I used just the Versamark you could hardly see the tone on tone look I was going for.  I decided to rock-n-roll the solid stamps in the coordinating cardstock colors to define the outline.  Gotta add this to my stash of thank you's since Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Mahalo for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I {heart} Fall!

The weather around here is finally cooling off and I am so ready for fall!  The hubby already started baking things with pumpkin and I'm loving it! Tonight's dessert was pumpkin about yummy!  The recipe can be found over at Pretty Pink Posh.  I would have gotten a picture, only we ate it too quickly ;)

I loved the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World following this pic...

Gorgeous isn't it?!?  Here's my card...

Hero Arts Made With Love, Doodlebug Happy Harvest Pattern Paper, Distress Glitter in Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, twine

I'm having way too much fun with distress glitter and want to use it on everything!  I also wanted to give the banner a little somethin' and decided to do a garland of leaves.  I followed this sketch over at Seize the Sketch

That's it for me.  Mahalo for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Miss Me? I have a winner...actually winners!

Hello, hello gang!  Goodness it was a super busy weekend with being oncall, picking out a punkin' and meeting up with some friends for dinner.  I let the entire weekend go by without crafting :( but I did not forget about the giveaway and I'm excited to announce these 4 random winners.  Let's get to my card first though...shall we....I wanted to enter this month's Avery Elle Challenge.

Avery Elle What's Up, AE Laurels, AE Handwritten Notes, AE Sequins, Copic Markers, Distress Inks

Following the sketch.

I liked the whimsy of the card and those in love with!  

Ok enough about that...can I get a drumroll please!!!!!!
One person was chosen randomly from each day...

Annette Allen (from Oct. 11 post)
Angi Barrs (from Oct. 14 post)
Julie Tucker-Wolek (from Oct. 16 post)
Creations by Shirl (from Oct. 18 post)

CONGRATS and thanks for playing along!  Please e-mail me ( your contact info so I can send a 6x6 paper pad and Kitty Bee Design stamp your way. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Kitty Bee Design Aloha Friday Challenge Halloween: Mid Inspiration Post

Well friends we made it through the week!  Happy Aloha Friday and I have another fun card using Kitty Bee Designs.

This was definitely a fun image to play with and I HAD to use stickles!  I hope you'll hop on over to Kitty Bee Designs Blog to see the entire card and check out more inspiration for Halloween and the adorable Kitty Bee Design images.

Today is also the last day to get your comments in for a chance to be 1 of 4 winners to get a random 6x6 paper pad and Kitty Bee Design Stamp from below!

Mahalo for playing along!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lovin' 3D Foam Hearts

Happy Wednesday!  This is probably my most favorite day of the week since I get the day off.  Anywho I was fortunate enough to win some goodies from Laura Williams and was eager to play with them.  One of the many items in the fabulous box was 3D Foam Hearts, and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them.  Lately I've been crazy over my recent purchase of Distress Glitter and came up with this.

3D Foam Heart by Scrapbook Adhesives, Tim Holtz Distress Glitters, Lawn Fawn Quinn's Capital ABCs, LF silver sparkle cord, black CS and Recollections Elegance pattern paper

I had so much fun with this card and will enter this in the Moxie Fab Stickers and Tape ChallengeThe foam tape counts right?  Also will enter this in the next Pinspired Challenge following this photo

I loooooove anything rainbow so I had to enter!  I was playing with all the different sizes of 3D foam hearts and because I didn't want to waste them I decided to put them on a tag.  

I'll sneak this into my daughter's lunch bag one day and think she'll want to use it as a bookmark!

That's it for me!  Hope your week is going well and don't forget about the giveaway.  Click HERE for details at the bottom of the post!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sweet Monday

Another weekend has come and gone in the blink of an eye!  It's been SUPER humid and hot (I know, I know it's Hawaii) but I'm sooooo ready for cooler weather.  I've been craving strawberry lemonade or Freckled Lemonade as it's called at Red Robins (one of my go-to restaurants when traveling).  Makes me really wish we had one here in Hawaii!  My craving turned into an inspiration for my card...

Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade pattern paper, LF Admit One, Basic Grey Hipster wood die cuts, Memento inks in New Sprout, Dandelion and London Fog

I had Moxie Fab World: The Metal, Wood and Cork Challenge in mind when I put this card together. I inked them up and layered them for a bit of dimension.  And since this is all with lovely Lawn Fawn pattern paper I will also enter this in the next Lawnscaping Challenge: Pattern Paper Craze

I cut out the jar from pattern paper and stamped it with "You're" from the Admit One set and tied a little twine, then carefully cut out a pair of strawberries as an embellishment.  Here's a closeup...

Sorry the color is a little off...that's what I get for taking pics at 11pm, but it really is "refreshing" in real life...hehehe...makes me thirsty for my Freckled Lemonade!

Hope everyone has a great week and don't forget I'm having a little giveaway!  Leave a comment to enter a Kitty Bee Design Stamp and 6x6 paper pad.  I'll be choosing 4 winners at the end of the week.  I would love it if you're a follower of my blog as well!  See HERE for details at the bottom of the post!  MAHALO!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Aloha Friday Kitty Bee Design Challenge #10: HALLOWEEN

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* keep reading til the end!!!!

I love, love, love Halloween.  Something about cute little costumes and treat giving and knowing that the holiday season is fast approaching!  I always say once Halloween hits, then the New Year is right around the corner. 

I've made a cute Kitty Bee Design treat ready to pass out for my kids' class.  Here's a little sneak peek!

I would love it if you hopped over to Kitty Bee Designs Blog and checked out the rest of my teammies projects. You can also upload any project with a Halloween theme for a chance to win a clear stamp or digi of your choice.  There's soooo much to choose from and if you don't want to wait, you can go shopping now at Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Store

**All right you've made it til the end!  I've been super blessed with being on the Kitty Bee Design Team and have a few extras that I would love to pass on!  If you're a follower of my blog and leave a comment this week from October 11 through the 18th (on any of my posts) I will randomly pick 4 lucky winners to get a clear stamp and 6x6 paper pad!

 Happy Aloha Friday!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Today's Special

Whoa!  Where did my weekend go?  Besides getting over my cold and being oncall for work, my in-laws were in town.  It was a quick layover for a few days before my brother-in-law heads up to Pennsylvania for his dissertation.  We are so proud to soon have a doctor in the family!

I even missed WCMD!  What I did not miss though was everyone's posts and all their creations.  So fun!!!

The next Curtain Call theme is a spooky scene so I wanted to share this fun card!

Lawn Fawn Good Fortune, LF Claire's ABCs, Copic Markers, googly eyes

I went for the chalkboard look to display my special for the day...hehehe.

Just a quick post for me!  Mahalo for stopping by!

**Edited to add this card to General Craft Supply Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
 Mahalo Virginia for the heads up!  

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I've come down with some kind of cold because my kids always say "sharing is caring" and they decided to share their lovely cold with sweet of them eh?!  I can't complain though because I was still able to craft and join this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  I've been feeling truly blest (I'll have to explain more when I can post some pics) the last couple of days so I wanted my card to show just that!

Kitty Bee Design Lady Frogs, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic PP, Darice Embossing Folder, Distress Markers

Here's the sketch...

 It's been a true blessing to work with Kitty Bee Designs and love the fact that the owner asked for me to make some sample projects to be displayed at all of the Ben Franklin stores on Oahu!  What an honor!  I'll definitely have to post some pics once the display is up or if you're on Oahu you can see it in person at your nearest Ben Franklin store in the next couple of weeks.

I've also incorporated some dots and will enter this in Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Dotty 

That's it for me.  Gonna try to rest up!  Have a great day and mahalo for stopping by!!

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