Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Aloha everyone,
I hope everyone is having a safe and fun Halloween.  Every year my husband and I attend a wonderful Halloween party hosted by Mahina and Todd Hugo.  They are a wonderful couple with big hearts.  The theme for the costumes change every year.  Last year it was to dress up in an ethnicity that you were not.  So last year I was a Geisha, and my husband was an Arabian knight; I did upload pics of that on my blog last year.  So this year we had to dress up as cartoon or comic characters.  I just felt so lazy and un imaginative so it was suggested I be Bat Woman since I could borrow a costume from my daughter; husband already had his Batman Costume from years before.  So here we are:
Mr & Mrs  Batman
I made these cute Halloween treat bags for the GCs.  I used the Sizzix fry-box die and some K&Co. Halloween Pack cardstock to make them.
Treats for my Sweets
Be safe and thanks for your visit.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vintage Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!

I used the My Memory software to create this. The girl is from Dezina World and the background is from Lisa's Altered Art.  
Oooh the season is creeping upon us! Bwahahaha!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RAKs From Cindy

Aloha everyone,
Yesterday was kind of a blah, blah, blah day.  But towards the evening when my husband checked the mail, "oh wow"!  It was like Christmas for me!  My dearest blogging friend sent me these lovely gifts.
Lovely Journal and Tags
I love these tags!
I miss France 
What an absolutely wonderful surprise to receive such beautiful gifts from a dear friend!
You can see more of Cindy's art, just click here. 

Here are more of the cards I made a couple of weeks ago.  I must have been in a red zone, I kept grabbing red cardstock to work the cards.

Well that's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  If you enjoy what you see on my blog, please feel free to leave a comment, whether you have a blog or not.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Painted Halloween

Aloha everyone,
I just wanted to share a bit of the Halloween decorations that I put out for the grandchildren.  I painted these some years back, but the babies just love them.  They can pick them up and play with them, which they do.
This one hangs right outside the front door
Hope your start of the weekend is getting off to a good start. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two Cards And A Page

Aloha everyone,
As I post this, the rain is pouring down on this heavenly side of the island. I just love the smell of the rain blending with the earth.
So here are two more cards that I made last week.
real pressed flowers 
I realized my newest grand daughter is now a month old and I didn't post any photos of her.  Well here she is.
Isn't she a doll?!

 This is another page created using My Memories V2 software.
You can click on any photos that I post to enlarge if you want to.
That's it for now.  I think I'll go check the waterfalls now.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some Cards & New Buttons

Aloha Everyone,
Another busy week and weekend, but of course fun.  I spent the week making cards for birthdays, thank you, and thinking of you.  I have a couple more that I'd like to make, guess I know what I'll be doing this week.
Here's a card I made for my dear friend's husband who celebrated his Kanreki (60 yrs old) celebration.
I used the Cricut to cut the red fish and birthday sentiment, the Bigshot to add the fishes in pond texture. Quick and easy.
This next card is another quick card and not one that I'd plan to make, however, long story short, my Hoku dog wandered off the property, down the driveway and meandered down the street, in the street....oh...sorry, I said short.  Anyway, this card is for the very kind gentleman who saved Hoku from getting runned over by a car.
Now, I'd like to draw your attention to the new buttons on my side-bar to the right.  I completed a fantastic seminar hosted by Cindy Adkins of Whimsical Musings.  For completing the free seminar, I received this badge.  If you click it, you'll be taken to her blog and if you click the tab for the seminar, you too can complete the seminar for free.  I think I've said it before, but I don't mind repeating.  Cindy has a very big heart and loves to help everyone with their blog.  She has several blogs, however this is her main blog and you can visit her other blogs from there.  Also, while you're there, check out her books on blogging.  I did and I wasn't disappointed.
The second button is for Sonya's blog,  Counting My Blessings.  The first time I visited Sonya's blog, I fell in love with it.  She's a very talented artist, her mixed media collage pieces are beautiful.  Stop in for a visit.

Well that's it for now.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and I know that we'll all have a wonderful new week.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and thanks to all you kind-hearted visitors for leaving a comment.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RAK Cards And New Software

Aloha everyone,
I'm sure we all wish we had more hours in the day. This past couple of weeks I wanted more days in the week! Go figure.
While in Nevada last month, we had the pleasure of meeting my sister-in-law's and her husband's friends from their Tai Chi class.  Jerry and Carol is such a  sweet and fun couple  we met on this trip.  Turns out Jerry is a talented cardmaker; he heard that I enjoy doing the same thing.  When we all met for lunch one day, he had these wonderful cards and bookmark for me.
awesome RAKS!
Do you see Sunbonnet Sue? She's in washi/yuzen? I love it.  Jerry is also a good photographer; see his flower card?  He took that photo himself.  Thank you Jerry!

I recently purchased a digital scrapbook software called My Memories.  Cindy at Whimsical Musings is having a contest and she's giving away this very software! Go to her blog to get the lowdown on how to enter, but hurry, the winner will be picked this Friday.  But if you don't win, it's OK, she's also offering a $10 discount.
Anyway, I just got done playing with the program and this is what I came up with.
My first digi scrapbook page
I've never done this before with so much freedom to move or adjust objects around the page.  This was fun to do, though it took me a while to figure out.
So now I have a question for those of you that do digi art.  I don't know how digital stamps work.  I know I didn't hear anyone laugh.   Can someone help and explain how digi stamping works please?
Ok, I know this post is too long, so I'll go play with my new software.  Have a great rest of the week.  Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Aloha everyone,
I thought I would take a break and not post again until tomorrow, but this can't wait.  I received from Cindy at Whimsical Musings this beautiful Autumn collage and gorgeous tag! I won her give-away contest.  I was so excited when I found out.

  By the way, if anyone would like to know how to tweak your blog, make it more user friendly for yourself and your followers and even get more followers, you must go to her blog now.  She's having an online seminar called Blogging 101.  Oh, did I mention it's free? As in from the heart?!