Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Season's Giving Blog Hop

Welcome to this years 
Season's Giving Blog Hop!
(A list of all the blogs to hop on through are at the bottom of my post)

I'm super thrilled to be joining this talented group and be able to share
some of my unloved stash!
(unfortunately mailing only to the US)
I hope you'll be able to make it through my pictorial
and leave some comment love for your chance to
WIN a box full of goodies!!!
Let's get started shall we?

Today's card is a SHAKER...

Supplies needed:
Die cut shape, stamp set of your choice, Hero Arts Shadow Inks (not shown), Tombow markers, vellum, microbeads or sequins (basically anything you want to put in for a shaker)
Lay out pieces to create design of your choice.  I chose to go with a circle shaker with the Hawaiian Islands in my shaker and sentiment to be on the top and bottom of my shaker.  Once happy with your layout start die cutting circle!

I used some painter's tape to make sure my circle die cut stayed where I wanted it to, then ran through my Big Shot Pro.
I LOVE the latest
Simon Says Stamp Stitched dies!  They leave a stitched mark on either side of the cut line!!  Super cool!!!

On card front, stamp out sentiment and background stamp.  The sentiment was stamped slightly curved to follow the circle.  I decided to do a rainbow of ink colors using Hero Arts Shadow inks
 in Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Green Hills, Pool and Grape Juice.
Place card panel on front of card to be able to center the inside stamped design of the shaker.

Tombow markers have been my latest coloring obsession
On back side of card front adhere vellum.  I decided to go with vellum because my card front was so full of color I wanted to mute the coloring of the Hawaiian islands a bit.

Then add foam tape to create a frame around the die cut image.  This will hold all of the shaker goodies!
I used some Martha Stewart microbeads in clear and blue with some leftover flower punches and placed in center of image on card front.

Remove foam tape backing and adhere to card front.  Make sure you have a good seal to keep all your shaker goodies in!

And there you have it!
Ta da....

MAHALO for making it through!
I hope you enjoyed that pictorial and if you aren't already following me
I hope you will!!
You can also find me on Instagram (StampnHI), Bloglovin', and Flikr'
so just click on over to those teal colored circles on the top right of my blog.

You'll have til January 5th (my dad's b-day) to comment to win
the loot below...

If you're going in order of the blog hop
Kristi Schurr
Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sharing the Holiday Spirit!

I hope everyone had a blessed and wonderful

Again thank you to everyone that takes the time to stop by
and leave comments on my blog,
it truly means so much!

The winners of my Holiday GIVEAWAY is....

Julie Tucker-Wolek
Amy Tsuruta!
 (an e-mail should have been sent regarding the
Butterfly Reflections Ink gift certificates)

You guys totally rock for always leaving such sweet comments!!

My card for today to continue celebrating the holiday season...

Paper Smooches Free Spirits and dies, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs

I'm not really into alcoholic beverages
(they put me to sleep!),
but I do enjoy a cold glass of 
Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider...LOL!

This set was fun to play with and
I tried to create some background shadows with the solid stamps 
and then die cut and colored the foreground ones.

I'll be entering this into the

I'll be back again on New Year's Eve with the
Season's Giving Blog Hop!
I hope you'll join me and leave comments for more prizes.

Mahalo for stopping by!!!



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka!
I want to wish you all a very
and many blessings to you
and your loved ones.
I feel so blessed to be a part of this 
papercrafting community and want to 
thank each and every one of you
that takes the time to stop by.
Your comments mean the world to me
(as I started offbeing really shy about sharing my work)!
It's been about 2 years blogging and I cannot
thank you all for your support.
Today I'd like to focus on celebrating Christmas
with our family and friends and
hope you don't mind me waiting on the giveaway.
(I'll be back with that)

Until then 

Dandelion Designs, Stamps of Life, Lawn Fawn Harold's ABCs
and because I have good news coming in the New Year
one more card...
 Hero Arts, Embossing Folder, Doodlebug Sequins, Lawn Fawn paper

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#11 Christmas Lights and GIVEAWAY!

My favorite thing to do around 
Christmas is to drive around the neighborhood
with the family to look at Christmas lights and decorations.
There's something magical about it!
My parents did that with my brother and I when we were younger,
and now I'm passing on the tradition to my kiddos.

An ode to Christmas lights...

Stamps of Life Lights4Christmas, Lawn Fawn Let It Snow, Simon Says Stamp inks,
Wink of Stella, embossing folder, Lil Inkers rectangle stitched die

Fun right?!
I made a bunch of these since they were quick and easy.
The stamp set had a solid bulb to quickly fill in color!
Quick tip:
Embossing card fronts make for a quick yet fun backdrop
and doing a smaller card panel provides a smaller canvas to work with.
(read: fast and easy!)

We're almost to my big 
Keep your comments coming for your chance to be
a winner!!
If you haven't checkout out my other 10 holiday inspiration
projects be sure to check them out.
(please be sure to leave your email address so I can get a hold of you!)
Each winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to

MAHALO for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

#10 Gift Card Holders

Oh Monday,
why do you come so quickly!?
We are 3 days away from my 
Click HERE for details

Do you know what's the best last minute gift?
What's the best way to give a gift card?
In a handmade gift card holder of course!
I actually give these away as gifts too.

I loved the simplicity and functionality of this
I used heavy card stock for it to really hold its shape
and a strong adhesive...

Please excuse the poor photos, but I quickly took them
before giving them away!
I love that you can put anything on the front and even emboss the flap
for a fun, but subtle background.
(Left: Uses Dandelion Designs and Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You
Middle: Uses Sizzlit Poinsettia die with washi tape and sequins
Right: Uses Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte)

And purple ones for my coworker...

using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Snowflakes die and a rhinestone embellishment.
The polar bear is from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Snow

I'm going to quickly add these to 

Much MAHALO for following me daily for a dose of 
Holiday inspiration!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

#9 Mixing those sentiment stamps!

Happy Sunday!
Today I'm mixing up sentiments.
I use to be nervous about cutting my clear stamps apart,
but once I realized it was so much easier than masking 
(or cleaning the parts I didn't need)
I've done quite a bit of dissecting!
Today's card uses Lawn Fawn's 
Joy to the Woods with Milk and Cookies.
The fonts are similar with perfect variation in sizing.
Check it out...
Lawn Fawn Milk and Cookies, Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles,
Tombow Markers, Sierra Crafts Pacific Merry Little Christmas pattern paper
Tombow markers have been so fun to color with!
Tip: Color images with similar colors from your pattern paper
to bring everything together!
Mahalo for stopping by!
Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day #7 and 8 More Holiday Card Inspiration

5 Days til Christmas and...
my Christmas GIVEAWAY!
Mahalo for your comments and joining me daily, 
winners will be announced the day after Christmas
for gift certificates (yes that's plural)

My apologies about missing yesterday, 
so today I'm catching up!

I wanted to enter the latest 

Lawn Fawn Peace, Joy Love paper, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Arctic, Tombow Markers

 I was trying to go for a non-stamped card 
to use up some left over pattern paper, but couldn't help 
adding that sweet little candy cane colors of course!
The inside has a place to add a gift card holder.

For my second card (day #8)
I decided to continue using that fun 
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Artic set
to create a cute little scene...

I embossed my card base, added some stitched hillside borders die cuts,
lightly distressed the edge to bring out the stitching with
broken china and colored images with Tombow markers.
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Let it Snow.
Some Avery Elle sequins were added for fun!

As you can tell I can't get enough of my Lawn Fawn stamp sets!!!

I'll be back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#6 Purple Holiday

Today marks one week til
...and my half way mark til the
Butterfly Reflections Ink gift certificate
(read: please keep your comments coming)

I have a coworker who loves purple, so a purple
Christmas card is what we have today...

 Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin, Embossing folder, silver embossing powder,
 Wink of Stella, Tombow markers, Sierra Pacific Crafts pattern paper Merry Little Christmas

And there ya have it.  I'm not a big fan of purple,
but I think my coworker will enjoy it.
Tip:  By just partial embossing a shape 
it leaves room to easily stamp out a sentiment!

I'm gonna try my luck over at 
to create something Christmas-y.

Mahalo for stopping by!!! 

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!