May 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board

Aloha All!!! With graduation season upon us, don't forget that you can use your Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board to create sweet n' simple money envelopes. The size I used for this is Card Size 3" x 6-1/2", Paper Size would be 7-7/8" x 7-7/8", and score line on 2-3/4". After punching out my envelope, I decorated with some die cuts, and sealed the envelope with double stick tape. Das it!! Sweet & Simple with Stampin' Up! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

May 15, 2017

Video Pre-Ordered Stampin' Up! Products

Hey Gang!! I received my pre-ordered items of some of the new Stampin' Up! products that are coming out in the 2017-2018 catalog, last week. As a demonstrator, we are able to pre-order some specified products, prior to the regular customer base. That is one of the reasons I like being a demonstrator, I like getting my stuffs before everyone else. However, it is only a limited amount of products that we are able to choose from. I always start to drool as I look through the catalog. I found myself trying to order a few of the items that weren't on the list.... too funny, only to find out that they aren't available. Ever tried doing that?? I just try, hoping that MAYBE it's gonna go through, that they messed up and I'll be that 1 that get to order something everyone else couldn't. LOL!!!! No such thing has happened.... Also in this order are some of the products that are retiring. I'm going to try and make a Stampin' Up! project once a week. It's just the most craziest time of the year right now.... with graduations and weddings coming up... my hands are being requested to create... and I am just so thankful to the Lord for these blessed orders. Just gotta make sure I don't mess up and say "yes" to everyone... eeks!!!

Anyways, here is my video, I hope you like what I've ordered!!!! Don't forget, you will be able to order from the new catalog starting June 1st, 2017. If you need a catalog, be sure to contact me, or you can view an electronic one through my website, link on the ride side bar over there ----->


May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you momma's out there. So very blessed to be called "Momma" by my two boys. But today is all about my momma and who she is to me... when I look back to when I was growing up, I truly see the hard work and effort she put into my life and the lives of my siblings and my dad too. What a virtuous woman she is!!!

A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

~Proverbs 31:10-31~

I Love You, Mom!!! 

May 13, 2017

Unboxing of Stampscape Order

So recently, I ordered a bunch of stamps from Stampscapes. I have LOVED this line of stamps for the longest time, but just didn't want to invest in the line because I knew I wanted so many of them.... until recently, I found out that they also sell their stamps as just rubber. Just Rubber?? Yes, just the rubber!!! How do I use? I use with Tack n' Peel. Or you could also just apply a strip of double stick tape to the back of the rubber and then adhere to an acrylic block. In the video I describe briefly of how I use these stamps. I'm just so thrilled that I got my hands on some of these.... so, I hope I have the chance to play with them SOON!!!!  

April 29, 2017

2 Months Later

Ahhh... 2 months later, and here I am again. I have just be so caught up in so many things. But, the other day, I was thinking about my blog and how it has been ignored. I want to write more and share more of my day and created projects. So, I'm gonna try this again!!! :) Is anyone out there still reading my blog?? Well if you are, I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you here.

Here are a couple of my recent projects created with Little Scraps of Heaven Design's cut files...

This first project is my planner of the month of April. I used the "Sweet Treat Mouse" cut file, and also the digital files together with that set. The word stamps are all from The Greeting Farm stamps.

This adorable tag was created with the cut file "Dragon" and sun from "Lamb of God". The alphabet stamps are from Sweet & Sassy Stamps. She turned out so cute. BTW, did anyone hear about the new dragon drink Starbucks came out with? Ya, I think I'm sticking to only this kind of adorable dragon. LOL...

Oh, and these... I can't remember if I posted them or not. A friend asked me if I could make her kids Disney autograph books for their trip to Disneyland. So here is what I came up with. I used the cut file "Magical 3D" cut file set. This set comes with about 7 different cut files that has to do with Disney characters.

That's all folks. Time to start my busy Saturday. I hope I will be able to do more blogging and share more projects with all of you.


February 23, 2017

Some Bible Journaling

Aloha Friends!!! It has been quite some time since I've last posted!! Infact, it has been about 2-1/2 months now. I am ok. Just haven't been in the mood to create anything BUT doing some Bible Journaling. Sometimes, I get into these ruts... and just don't feel like creating anything. Do you get like this sometimes?  But I have been creating n' getting into the word of God, so, I definitely have been enjoying THAT. Anyways, here are some of the pages I worked on....

This one I used an Inky Antic stamp, stamped on watercolor paper, and then colored n' fussy cut. Then added to my page. I loved the look of the dripping honey, and wanted to drape the top of my page with that same look.

On this page, I used stamps from Sweet & Sassy stamps. I also CASED this page from another crafter. 

This page comes from my Extra Large Inspire Bible. The artwork was already on the page, and all I needed to do was add some color. I really love how it turned out. 

This one was traced - the lettering at least. The floral stamps are from Sweet & Sassy stamps again. 

This page was actually a page that looked like a mess. I covered it up with some paint, and again, CASED this idea from another crafter.

Last but not least, I made some clip markers for my planner, bible, journal, and anything else that I could clip it on to. Sending a set of 4 to a dear friend... somewhere out there. <3 br="" nbsp="">

That is all I have been up to. I am praying that this rut I am in, will be gone from my heart. I want to create with the Joy of the Lord on my heart, and I want to be able to have that desire n' fire again....

December 5, 2016

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe

So our friends are here visiting from out of town. So happy to see the entire Ohana. It's so neat, because this lady used to read my blog B4 she knew me in real life!!! But the neat thing is that she and I first met at CHURCH!!! How awesome is that?? Isn't God GOOD?? Yes, he is, ALL THE TIME!!! I have met several ladies at church that mentioned that they've read my blog before even meeting me. There was another sister-in-Christ that lived on the mainland, and then she saw me at church, when she moved here. Came up to me, and said, "hey, you have a blog, don't you?"... neatest thing ever. Friendships have been built because of blogging. I am forever grateful for that, and esp grateful that God brought these ladies into my life!!

So anyways, we went to Ichiriki with our friends. OH how I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, can I say "LOVE" enough times to show how much I LOVE this place??? Everything on the menu is just so ONOLicious. I am telling you the truth. I just love this place. But then again, I love Japanese food, period!! LOL!!!  Here are more pics that I took....

The men cooking their nabe in their hot pot. 

So this place is all about cooking your nabe (Japanese soup) yourself. You choose a type of broth, which I usually go with the "Ichiriki" a.k.a. shoyu broth, and then a type of meat n' veggies that come with it. OH YUM!!!!

I like to take my time in eating this meal... so I put in a meat only when I am ready to eat it. Others put their meat in all at once. But to each their own. :) Here is mines n' Kim's pot..... 

Our Ohana visiting n' enjoying dinner with us... so funny, the party to the left is playing the "Draw on Your Head" game. :) 
Praising God for the time well spent with this Ohana. They are always fun to hang out with. God is good!!!