Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's up?

Originally I was going to give this card to my mother for her birthday. I thought it would've been hilarious. Unfortunately I didnt finish on time.

I paper pieced TGF hot air balloon in Fly Away. I also added a bit of clouds in the same paper pack set. I had to hand write the sentiment on the outside as well as the inside. Mostly I was way too lazy to print anything out on the computer.

Then I added another sheet to the inside of the card so the sentiment stands alone but you can still write a note on the second page.

I ended up sending it to my mom so she could use it. But I like it. All cutesy and pretty on the outside, but scathingly sarcastic in the inside. Like oh so many people I know...

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Fly Away
Paper: MB, BG porcelian paper pack
Ink: Versafine & copic multiliner
Accessories: BG buttons, cuttlebug swiss dots folder

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The Christmas tree is not packed away. The presents are still under the tree (newly unwrapped). And the rubbish of the wrapping papers is still in the trash to the tree.

Our house is a disaster zone.

And what am I doing?

Stamping, of course. Anyway this is my card for this week's Mojo Monday. I'm not quite sure what got me out of bed on monday mornings before I discovered the awesomeness of Mojo Monday, but it at least gives me some funness to look forward to every monday.

I broke out my new Verve set, Thankful Accents, and mixed up some of my favorite Versamagic colors. I'm very much digging the turquoise, seafoamish blue and olive combo. And I just adore the flourish goodness in this set. Its soo pretty.

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Thankful Accents
Ink: Versamagic turquoise gem & aquatic splash, Versacolor bamboo & pinecone
Paper: MB vanilla bean & lagoon, PTI dark chocolate
Accessories: PTI ribbon & buttons

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas the night

Before Christmas and all through the house...

Tonight's xmas eve. And I have a whole four day weekend. In the hustle and bustle of trying to get all my gifts out and such, I completely forgotten about this little project. I used Jen's classic pizza box (on Verve and TCP) to make this sweet little holder for my PTI holiday tags.

Here's a closer up of the tags. I love the saddle stitch ribbon I found from Michaels.

The Dets:
Stamps: PTI 2009 Holiday Tags
Paper: SU, My Mind's Eye winter wonderland
Ink: Brilliance ivy, rocket red, rocket red gold and graphite black
Accessories: MS bakers twine, scalloped & standard circle punches, ribbon

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have Yourself...

A merry little christmas...blah blah blah blah blaaaahhhh....

I dont know the rest of the words. I think there's something about through the years and something shining bright? Anyone who really knows me is well aware that I dont know the words to half the songs I sing (horribly off-key). Mostly I just make it up as I go along. Not to sound unpatriotic, but my rendition of our nation's anthem...lets just say I'm fairly certain our forefathers didnt sing about sadist stars, land lovers and eryant ways.

Anyway, this is nearly my very last card I've got in my xmas stash. I'm saving the last one b/c I sent it to Nina and didnt want to give her a sneaky peak. Or a chance to say, I dont like this card, gimme another one. Tough. Hehe...

This card is based on Jen's SFYTT. I dont think I've ever officially participated (on time). But there's a first for everything. This is my xmas card to my honey, who doesnt read my blog so I'm not ruining any surprises there. I still have alot of paper left in my eskimo kiss paper pack so I tried to use my favs.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Deck the Halls
Paper: MB, BG eskimo kisses paper pack
Ink: Versafine black, Versacolor raspberry, Copics
Accessories: ribbon, PTI buttons, twine

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Tutu gave to me...

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

This card is a shameless case off of Toni's card in the TCP gallery. Originally I wasnt going to post it but it was by far my favoritest christmas card. And it was super super easy to make. I just love the classic layout. And without that many layers either. Normally my cards have tons of layers, but this was ones like a few cuts and...pau. This was also my most favorite dp in the eskimo kiss paper pack. Its too bad it took one entire 6x6 to make the card (and I made two)...

Sorry if the picture's bad, but my MIL was in town so my photo box was put away.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Deck the Halls
Paper: MB holly berry, BG eskimo kiss paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento black, Versafine black
Accessories: Kaiser jewels, copic multiliner

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Break

I'm taking a break from christmas.

So I was chatting with my pal Nina and she's going to be making a TCP Cowboy card for her hubs. I thought it would be hilarious if she used this sentiment, but then we figured her sisters would tease her way too much.

And so the frog prince card was born. Its based off of this week's fabulous TCP Tuesday sketch by Jen Del Muro. It may be a bit too busy, but I was going for humor rather than...whatever. And I got a laugh out of my hubs, so mission accomplished I guess.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Puppy Love and Having a Pow Wow
Paper: MB sweetheart paper pack
Ink: Memento & Brilliance black, copics
Accessories: Kaiser jewels, spellbinder scalloped and standard circles

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lets. Go. Bows.

Wahine Volleyball is on tonight. I havent seen them play for years. I remember watching the games at Klum Gym with my dad. That was well over...a really long time ago. Anyone remember Sarah Chase? She was my favoritest player.

Anyway this is a card I should've posted at least two months ago. Originally it was for a Viva La Verve sketch but I never actually got around to posting it. It would've been a bit more spirited if this was green, black and white instead of purple, but oh well. I'm taking a break from my christmas cards. I thought I was all set and ready but then between Thanksgiving and now I lost a week. And I really needs it back.

I have to get back to watching, as the Bows are currently disadvantaged by like six-inches in height by the other team.

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Wishing You and Starstruck
Paper: BG wisteria, MB licorice, DCWV latte mat stack
Ink: Versamagic, Versafine black
Accessories: Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, ribbon

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jolly Good

Its another jolly holiday card. This one features the cute little airplane santa from TCP's Candyland Christmas. I broke out my old MB christmas brights collection. I think the bright reds and greens in this collection just scream TCP to me. You cant really see in the picture but I glitterfied the white areas on Santa's plane w/ some spica clear glitter.

So I've gotta get back to voting for So You Think You Can Dance. I was sooo disappointed last week when Mollee and Legacy got voted off. Sooo upset. Lots of yelling at the tv ensued. But I was glad that Russell got a Nappy Tabs routine for the finale. They're definitely my favorite choregraphers for hip hop.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas and Deck the Halls
Paper: MB holly berry & key lime, christmas brights paper pack
Ink: Memento black, Versafine black, copics
Accessories: ribbon, spica glitter pen

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Holly Jolly...Case

Last week...or the week before, or something, Sparkle (from Sparkle Creation) made this uber fabulous card. I thought it was awesome. It was a perfect card that showed off all the lovely patterns in BG's indian summer. Which coincidentally is one of my favs. Anyway I knew I just had to create one like it.

So I broke out one of my MB xmas sets and set to work. I cut squares of a few of the patterns. Then colored and mounted the gingerbread house doggie. And see, I even have the same wavy punch. In fact, I'm fairly sure it was her cards that made me want to go out and obtain that pretty punch. Not sure if you can see in the picture, but I added some crystal stickles to the top of the doggie's house.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas and Deck the Halls
Paper: MB notecards, MB winter wonderland paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento black, Versafine black
Accessories: ek success punch, stickles

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa baby...

I want a yacht, and really that's not a lot. Been an angel all year.

I dont like very many christmas songs, but this one cracks me up. Probably helps a bit that Taylor Swift sings it on her cd. And I heart Taylor Swift. We saw her in concert this year and she's hilarious, totally sarcastic. I dig her dry witty humor. Though I could've done without the thousands of high pitch screaming fangirls.

For the card, I paper pieced the Angel Anya dress and bow. Then colored her and mounted it onto a scalloped circle I had embossed w/ my snowflakes folder. I sponged the snowflakes w/ some white versamagic to make it stand out a bit more. I also cant reference the sentiment maker b/c I cant read the brand name. But its one inherited from my mama. I thought it fit perfectly with Angel Anya.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Angel Anya
Paper: MB, SU, BG eskimo kisses
Ink: Copics, Memento black, Versafine black, Versamagic cloud white
Accessories: stickles crystal, spellbinders scalloped circles, snowflake embossing folder

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Its Christmas time in...

the city. And burrrrr its freezing. Not to sound like a weenie, b/c I know there are parts of the country that's colder...but the Seattle???

Good thing I've got the two hour SYTYCD to keep my occupied. And the top 8 is just sooo fabulous tonight...what happens when everyone does super awesomely?

On to the card...this is a TE sketch from a few weeks ago. I took a bit of liberties w/ the sentiment. Did I mention this is my all time favorite christmas sentiment? I found the ribbon at Michaels and I'm putting it on every single card I can possibly get away with. Aint it awesome? I just love the saddle stitch.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas
Paper: MB, My Minds Eye wonderful winter
Ink: Copics, memento black & versafine black
Accessories: ribbon, spellbinders circles & tag dies

Sunday, December 6, 2009

TCP Christmas

I just finished twenty-two christmas cards. And now there's a pain in my neck. Literally.

But on the plus side, I just discovered my new favoritest color combow. This tealish bluey lagoon color and red. Or in copic language, BG32 Aqua Mist & R46 Strong Red. Its awesome. Just simply awesome.

So of course I made a bunch of cards featuring this particular color combo.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP's Deck the Halls
Paper: MB bayou, Mind's Eye wonderful winter
Ink: memento black, copics, copic multiliner
Accessories: fancy square punch

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dear Santa

...I can explain...

This sentiment just cracks me up. Maybe because it's probably the kind of letter I'd have to write Santa. I don't know. The hubs didnt find it nearly as funny as I did. But to each their own I guess.

So start off this card, I broke out my brand new cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I sponged some white ink over it after I ran it through to make the impression stand out a bit more. I've been on a non-trad christmas colors kick. I still love the bright green and red but pink and frosty blue screams winter to me. Although I suppose shorts and t-shirt isnt normal winter attire. Then again, if you're born & raised in Hawaii...

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Miss Anya
Paper: MB, SU, BG eskimo kiss paper pack, MM just chillin'
Ink: Versamagic cloud white, memento black, copics
Accessories: spellbinders scalloped and standard circles, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, bg buttons