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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

As I promised I have to pass this fabulous blog award. My sweet friend Gez gave me this award before christmas. Thank you so much Gez, you really a great and wonderful friend.

The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You must link to the one you got it from, and also to the ones you give it to and let them know.

And there is more ... ... You have to write down five things you are addicted to!! Oooh!

5 things quickly off the top of my head....
1. My beautiful family, love them so much I can't live without them.
2. All my scrapbook tools, I love playing with them to make embellishments.
3. Scrapbook papers, I love collecting papers :) I have to buy some papers everytime I go to LSS.
4. Blog hopping, I now spend more time hopping about than crafting. I'm just like you Gez :)
5. Freinds online and in real life and my relatives. They cheer me up when I'm down.

I want to offer this award to 5 fabulous Blogs I Love to visit and inspired me. I know I'm not leaving comments some of these blogs but I really love their amazing creations, hopefully I have more time leaving comments next year! no particular order here they are .....
1. Tracey
2. Marie
3. Jenna
4. Beckey
5. Linda

These ladies are super talented and creative please visit their fabulous blogs to get inspirations.

Dec. 27, 2008. All the 3 photos on top was taken inside the Honolulu Hale and the rest was outside. Everyone was really happy and enjoyed the rides.

Dec. 27, 2008. These are some of the decorations inside and outside the Honolulu Hale.

Dec. 25, 2008 Christmas Day!!! Everyone couldn't wait to open their presents. My oldest dd opened her first present on christmas eve. lol. Early in the morning Angela and Baby Paul was really excited when they saw the one without wrap. Everyone was really happy and love their presents.
Dec. 24, 2008 At Pearlridge Shopping Center. Baby Paul was crying he didn't want to seat on Santa's lap so I was there too :) Some more photos taken at the mall.

Dec. 20, 2008 This was taken in my cousin's house one of my other cousin came from the Philippines and they gave her a welcome party. I never seen her in 10 years, everyone was really happy to see each other again. We had so much fun.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another Beautiful Award

Another beautiful award given by my sweet friend Gez. Thank you so much for thinking of me, you are so sweet and wonderful friend. I promise to pass this award to 5 of my friends in my next post. Sorry but I'm really busy right now.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Altered Paint Can

I altered this paint can for my secret pal in *Christmas Alter Anything Round 5 - Secret pal swap* at She got it today so I can post here now. I'm so glad that she love them all with some stuff that I sent.
Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I WON again @ Scrapbook News and Review

Finally, I got my prize from the Cuttlebug Camp. The $10 gift card from AC Bailey Designs. I just love my stickles, and the Maya Road accordion album. Now I got 4 big clear hanging bags and look what they included some magazines and a beautiful pencil. Thank you so much!

*I had so much fun at Scrapbook News and Review they had the "Playtime at the Pole All-Day Christmas Crop" last weekend Dec. 13. I was lucky to stayed home all day and had a great time playing and hanging out with those beautiful, sweet, friendly and funny :) ladies at SNR. Yes, I couldn't believed when I saw my screen name in the winners list. I'm so excited, I got 6 months free subscription and a $50 gift card. This is the biggest one that I won!!! SO HAPPY!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


WOW! What a great surprise when I saw this big envelop from England. Yes, cards and some goodies from my sweet friend Gez . I love everything. She gave me 2 x'mas cards she bought from the store and she made a gorgeous card for me the one on the top right corner. The christmas papers are beautiful, the rub-ons, and the cardstock with christmas stamped are fabulous. Thank you so much for thinking of me, you are you sweet and nice. I really appreciate it.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 15 @ 2 Sketches 4 You

This is my entry for Kazan's Sketch #15 at 2 Sketches 4 You . I missed so many challenges in the past couple weeks, finally I made one today and I'm happy how ti turned out. I used the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper. I made this for Angela's friend, I put Hershey's miniatures inside.
This is my first time to make a mini box.

Products used:
Basic Grey- Figgy Pudding paper
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Ranger- diamond stickles
Others- vellum, flower & ribbon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My very first x'mas card I received

My very first x'mas card I recieved from Aunt25 Jamie at I joined the Card Challenge Christmas Card Exchange by Becky CamelliaCottage. These group are super talented card maker except me lol... yes, I'm not a good card maker but I'm trying to make a nice cards. I learned from these talented ladies.

If you want to look for an inspiration check out Jamie's beautiful gallery here. You'll learn so many techniques and I'm sure you'll love all her beautiful creations.

Jamie, I just want to let you know that I LOVE your card. This is fabulous!!! I love all the details. TFL!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My first handmade mini x'mas stocking

This is my first handmade mini stocking. I hand sew everything because I'm lazy to use my sewing machine but I'll use it next time it's faster. I used small white mesh to make a ruffle on top then added a red ribbon. I really love how it turned out except the big sequins with beads I'm not happy with it. TFL!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another mini gift bag...

Another mini gift bag I made from my cricut design studio. I don't have the tags, bags, boxes & more cartridge but I still can make some by using the cricut design studio on this one I used the george basic cartridge. This is so simple and easy to make. I used the Basic Grey boxer paper, then added some stickles, ribbons and flower. I put the vellum in the circle window. This is for my friend, suppose to be a surprise but it's ok I'm not going to tell what's inside. :)
Thank you for looking!

Monday, December 1, 2008

My first mini bag for goodies & my x'mas cards...

This is my very first try to make a mini gift bag. W- is 3 1/2 inc. and L -is 4 1/2 inc. I made the body from my cricut design studio, I used Basic Grey paper. I doodled the white part, then I added the snowman, stickles and rhinestones. And I made a little and simple tag. I had fun doing it and I love how it turned out. So small and so simple.

Here are some of my christmas cards that I finished and the cards that I posted here and On the right side are the cards that I'm still working. :) Hope to finish it all this week and ready to mail it out next week. I start to mail some today. TFL!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another Beautiful Blog Award

I have another beautiful Blog Award from my sweet friend Gez . What a surprised when I checked my message area Gez had something for me in her blog again after 6 days. WOW! What a great and sweet friend, I'm so grateful for her.

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Here are my nominees:

1. Anne
3. Karrie
4. Gabrielle
5. Adeline

Check out their fabulous blogs full of inspirations. Thank you ladies for sharing your amazing creations.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Basic Grey Challenge 12 Embossing & Thanksgiving pages

My entry for basic Grey Challenge 12- Embossing. I embossed the white cs using the D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder, then inked it. I used the Basic Grey Cupcake pp.

Products used:
Basic Grey cupcake- paper
Geogia Pacific- white cardstock
Bazzil- brown cs
Color Box- inked
Signo- white pen
Chatter Box- ribbon
Glue Dots- clear adhesive
Cuttlebug embossing folder- D'vine Swirl
Other- silk leaf

Here are some of the cards that we made for Paul. I made all the cards and the money holder on the left. The first one on the right with green and black came from Charlene and KC they made it from the PSE. The second card from Angela and Paul II. Angela drew all the flowers and butterfly in the front and more inside the card. I'm so thankful that she can write now and started to read. The last thanksgiving card, Angela made from her school.

Our photos after dinner. We invited mother and father but father didn't make it so just mother our special guest, yes just us but everyone enjoyed and looks really happy :) My dear hubby was lucky to have his birthday again on Thanksgiving Day.
Some of the foods we made for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cards & Award

Another blog award from my new friend Manola . Just check out her beautiful blog by clicking her name. I am thankful to receive this Kreativ Blog Award , thank you so much Manola for thinking of me.

Ok here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

My nominations to receive the Kreativ Blogger Awards are.....

1. Tracey
2. Astrid
3. Helen
4. Merel
5. Heather

I've known them from, they're all super talented. Thank you so much ladies for sharing all your amazing creations.

Go ahead and check out their beautiful blogs and get some inspirations. TFL!

Some christmas cards I finished. I used some Basic Grey papers and stickles.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

WOW! I've won an award!!!

What a big surprised when I checked my blog late this morning. I've won an award. Thank you so much to my sweet friend Gez for this Kreativ Blog Award and thanks for all the sweet words I'm flattered. Just check out her beautitful blog and all her amazing creations.

Ok here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

My nominations to receive the Kreativ Blogger Awards are.....

1. Jenna - I have met her at Scrapbook News and Review on WCMD Oct. She is so sweet and very talented lady. I'm so in love with all her amazing creations most especially the jewelries and altered stuffs.

2. Kazan - I love all her beautiful sketches at 2 Sketches 4 You that I don't want to miss it but sometime too busy. I love her beautiful blog full of inspirations.

3. Gez - She is so sweet and talented. I love all her amazing creations most especially the Parchment Craft , this is really cool.

4. Karrie - She is a great digi designer. You can check her beautiful blog for her beautiful designs and freebies. She inspired me everytime I visit her blog, I really want to design something so started and I finished a few. But I need to make another blog for all my digi stuff.

5. Manola - Another talented scrapper, yes I love how she used the embossed papers in her cards and her other projects.

These talented scarppers inspired me. Thank you so much for sharing all your amazing creations. Dont forget to go and check out their beautiful blogs and get some inspirations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #7 Embossed Die cut

Here's my entry for Cuttlebug Challenge #7 Embossed die cut. My first time to play with my cricut design studio. This is so much fun, I used the mettalic paper to cut out my design then I embossed it. I cut another star to put on the middle top then added the ornaments. And I added the foam glitter stickers tree, this is so simple but I like how it turned out.

More card, I just love my cricut design studio. I did the JOY with the stars.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 13 @ 2 Sketches 4 You & Basic Grey Challenge #10

My entry for Kazan's Sketch #13 and Basic Grey Challenge #10 Glitter . I love this beautiful sketch of Kazan. For Basic Grey Challenge I used the Boxer paper. I painted the swirl chipboard with white acrylic paint then I used the glitter glue and added some rhinestones.

Products I used:
Basic Grey boxer- paper
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Basic Occasions- red cardstock
Signo- white pen
American Cratfs- red pen
Delta Creative- white acrylic paint
Glitter Glue, vellum, rhinestones, swirl chipboard, green tree glitter sticker

Friday, November 7, 2008

Basic Grey Challenge 9 - Christmas

My entry for Basic Grey Challenge 9 Christmas. I used the Basic Grey paper Figgy Pudding. First I drew the tree then I hand cut and dressed it up. I inked the edges, added the reindeer, buttons, brads, sequins, beads and the star with jewel in the middle. I entered this card also in Nov. Card Challenge in

Products I used:
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding- paper and buttons
Making Memories- gold brads
Best Occasions- metallic paper
Darice- red sequins and beads J O Y
Other- reindeer

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rosie's Challenge 'Trio of Tags for Christmas'

My first time to enter in Rosie Dee's Challenge Blog . This week 8 challenge is to make a "trio of tags for christmas".

Products I used:
Flair Designs- paper
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Darice- acrylic jewel
Signo- white pen
Color Box- ink
Others- felt, glitter christmas tree, ribbon

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #6 Sketch

This is my entry for Cuttlebug Challenge #6. To use the beautiful sketch from the Scrapfreak.
Products I used:
Georgia Paicifc- white cardstock
Provo Cratf- silver metallic paper
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Christmas ornaments
Others- paper, tree glitter foam sticker

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #5

This is my entry for Cuttlebug Challenge #5 to create a project embossing on a metallic finish. I also enter this card for Oct. card challenge in

I used the Lace Tree embossing folder, cut it out then added some colored small stars and green ribbon.

One of my card won Last Oct. card challenge at I'm so happy and excited to see my prize. :)

Product I used:
Best Ocassions- metallic paper and red cardstock
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Darice- colored small stars
Offray- ribbon
Cuttlebug Lace Tree embossing folder


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Waikiki Aquarium

* The Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, is the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawaii since 1919, the Aquarium is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline.

My dh and my 3 kids went to Waikiki Aquarium this morning and took so many photos. This was inside the Waikiki Aquarium, the kids had so much fun.
Thank you for looking!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Birthday Blog Candy of Giovana

Giovana is celebrating her birthday with a beautiful blog candy and here's the pic. So go ahead and give some love in her blog to have a chance to win this blog candy. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp Day 4

Cuttlebug Camp Day 4 *Christmas tags

My entry for Christmas tags on Cuttlebug Camp day 4. I didn't have The Winter Die Cut Set so I used my cricut machine to cut out the christmas trees, snowfalkes and stars using the doodle charms cartridge. I embossed the red cardstock with stars using the Christmas Ornaments embossing folder then added the red ribbon. I did the same thing with the green cardstock with trees but I used the Birds & swirls embossing folder. The blue with snowflakes is a vellum, I used the D'vine swirls but you couldn't see the embossed here. Please right click the photo to open a new window to see the embossed swirls.

Prosducts I used:

Colorbok- cardstock red and green

Georgia pacific- white cardstocks

Color Box- inks

Plaid- vellum

K&Company- adhesive

Offray- blue ribbon

Others- yellow ribbon and sparkly ricrac

Cuttlebug embossing folders: Birds & Swirls, D'vine Swirl, Christmas Ornaments

Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp Day 4

Cuttlebug Camp Day 4 *Autumn Tablescape Part 4, Tree of Thanks

My entry for Tree of Thanks. I didn't have wood branches so I used the old branches of the plastic flowers that I bought long time ago. It's good that I didn't throw away, finally I used it for good reason. I cut out the leaves from the cricut using the doodle charm cartridge. Embossed them with different embossing folders and clip it to the branches, that's how simple and easy it is. I used the small flower vase and covered with cardstock that I embossed.

Products I used:

Colorbok- cardstocks

Cuttlebug embossing folders: birds & swirls, D'vine swirl, Spots & Dots, Floral fantasy

Small clothe pins, plastic branches and flower vase

Thank you for looking!

Cuttlebug Camp Day 2 and Day 3

Cuttlebug Camp 3rd day *Gift Card Holder
This is my entry for the Gift Card Holder. Please to check the ocmplete instrcution in Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. This is easy to make and I love it. I have to make some more for christmas.

Cuttlebug Camp 2nd day *Innovative way to use the cuttlebug
My card entry for Innovative way to use the cuttlebug. More texture to the embossed design, you can simply add a layer of mesh or netting between the cardstock and the front of the Cuttlebug folder to add a subtle texture design. Please go check the complete instruction at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog . Thank you for looking!

Cuttlebug Camp Day 3

Cuttlebug Camp 3rd Day *Autumn Tablescape Part 3, More Pumpkin

Another paper pumpkin for Autumn Tablescape Part 3. I used my cricut machine to make these 8 circles with scallop on the edges. Embossed them through my cuttlebug , then inked them up, folded them in half then started adhering them together. Before putting the last 2 pieces I tucked in the ribbons. This is easy to make and so much fun. I think this is great for christmas ornaments too, just used christmas colored cardstocks or patter papers. I made only one for now I'll make some more later.

Products I used:

Colorbok- cardstock

Color Box- ink

Scotch- double sided tape

Offray- ribbon

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp Day 2

Cuttlebug Camp 2nd *Day Napkin Rings

My napkin rings entry for second part of your Autumn Tablescape for Cuttlebug Camp day 3. I embossed the 3" x 4" brown cardstock using the cuttlebug Spots and dots embossing folder and the 2"x 4" yellow cardstock using the D'vine swirl then inked up. I attached both end of the brown carstock then attached the yellow cardstock on top. I added the cut out leaf with the button, ribbon and the twisted craft wire. These are so cute and super easy to make.
Products I used:

Colorbok- cardstock

Best Occasions- metallic paper

Color Box- ink

Chatter Box- ribbon

Scotch- double sided tape

The Beadery- craft wire

Basic Grey- buttons

Other satin yellow ribbon

Cuttlebug embossing folders: D'vine swirl, Spots& dots and frills embossing borders

Thank you for looking!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp Day 1

Cuttlebug Camp 1st day *Thanksgiving Basket
My second entry for Thanksgiving Basket . Please see the complete instructions in Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.

Products I used:
Colobok- cardstocks
Best Occaions- metallic paper
Bobunny- yellow flower
Chatter Box- ribbon
Versa Color- ink
Glue Dots- clear adhesive
Cuttlebug Birds & Swrils embossing folder
Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder
Others- ribbon and glitter
Cuttlebug Camp 1st day *Autumn Tablescape Workshop-Paper Pumpkin

Here's my entry for the Autumn Tablescape Workshop-Paper Pumpkins at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog . There you can see the material to use and the complete instruction.

I really love this paper pumpkin it's easy to make. Now I have to make more to give for the teachers in Angela's school. Thank you ladies for this neat idea, I LOVE it.

Products I used:
Colorbok- cardstocks
Color Box- ink
Making Memories- brads
Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp!

Hi Everyone,
Check out the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog they have something for you this weekend full of fun and ideas! Start the workshops set up at 10:00 am & 4:00 pm on fri, sat, sun & mon plus lots more going on during the weekend too! Several well known guest :)

Daily prizes are as follow:
$10.00 GC for Scrapfreak On Friday
K&Company Gift Pack$10.00 GC for On Saturday
Basic Grey Rubon and chipboard On Sunday
prize pack from Marvy Uchida On Monday
This sounds really fun! Just get ready.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Layout for 4 challenges

I enterd this layout for 4 challenges in I love these photos of Angela while she's painting. This was taken in Foster Botanical Garden Honolulu during the festival. She was really serious lol. I thought she made only one but she made four flowers. It came out pretty good, I love it.
I used the new line of Basic Grey Urban Prairie. Cut the title from cricut using the jasmine cartridge, then layered to white cardstock, added glitters and paint the edges. I added the pink paint brush and the plastic cup of a small paint.

Products I used:
Basic Grey- papers, ribbon and buttons
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Queen & Co. - felt flowers
Prima- flowers
Making Memories- brads
Darice- acrylic jewels
Color Box- ink
FolkArt- acrylic paint
Signo- white pen
Scotch- pop-up foam adhesive
K&Company- adhesive
Others- glitter, paint brush and plastic cup of paint.