Sunday, November 2, 2008


Okay baby number two arrived on October 30 cute as can be and healthy. My life has been a little nuts lately. Not only did we have babies but my daughter who is a cancer survivor had to have an MRI to check out a few things. It came back normal thank goodness. So I think I can settle down now and get back into my creating groove. I hope to have something this afternoon to show you. I will post pics of my babies later too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Okay, by much prayers I somehow got to do it all. Attend the baby shower at my house. Help some with the moving, drive to Houston and watch the girls for the other babies birth. Yes it's a boy...what to hear the best part...1 hour labor and 4 pushes...lucky girl!!!! 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches of cuteness!!!!!
I am home move in some more and wait a couple weeks for the next baby to come. Would be nice if it was 1 hour with 4 pushes!!!
I am a little tired but I am the luckiest woman...or should I say grandma!!! Oh, Got to play with the girls too...can't forget to mention them.


Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

Saturday, October 11, 2008


No baby yet so I get to go to the shower today. After the shower I will jump in the car and head down to Houston. The baby held on for me!!! Last night I helped move some stuff into the new house. So I have somehow accomplished all three things without cloning myself. YEAH! The man up above likes me. To understand all this see previous post. :0)

Got to run...may not have any stamping for a couple of days but I will keep you posted. Now my only worry is the baby wont come while I am in Houston. Come on down baby!!! (and out)

Have a wonderful weekend..give someone a hug!

Inky Hugs~ Mauna

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


This is the diaper cake I made for my daughter in law's baby shower at my house saturday.
I did the usual.....started out with an idea and ended up with something totally different.
But I like it and she does too....It was supposed to be a surprise but I showed it to her.

Want to know why I showed it to her........
because my other daughter in law is dilated to a 5 and ready have the other baby any minute.
I might be headed out and miss the baby shower at my house. Oh gosh...I had a feeling this would happen.
Oh and the one who's shower is at my house saturday, their new house if finished and they are moving in this weekend too.

Does anyone know how to clone...I need to be two people.

When I was younger I used to think older people were no I know why....they are tired!!!!

Okay I need to collect myself and get busy...tons to do!!!

Oh yeah....directions for how to make a diaper cake...just google search and there are tons of videos and directions.
I used my cricut to cut the squares, hearts and letters.

Babies, and showers, and moving...OH MY!

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Monday, October 6, 2008


My upline and friend Nancy Riley is the guest designer at Jen's SFYTT for October.
These two ladies are very talented!!
In honor of Nancy I am trying my first SFYTT. I love this layout!!

You know when I first saw the new SU colors I wasn't all that excited about them but the more I work with them the more I am liking them. I have to admit the big wigs up in headquarters know what they are doing...don't tell I called them big wigs :0)

I seem to have this problem when I am making cards. I wait until the card is all done and then I try to decide where to put the sentiment. Does anyone else have this problem. Sometimes I don't even leave a space for one. Any advice on what you do?


Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Fresh cuts and Live Like You Mean It
Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss and Bella Rose DP, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red Whisper White and Black
Tools: Cuddlebug
Embellishments: mini black buttons

The inside of the card is stamped with the same flowers along the left edge.

My daughter in law told me my picture looks mean. She says I smile a lot and the picture is not smiling. FYI: I am not mean :0)

Hope everyone had a marvelous Monday and will have a terrific Tuesday.

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Friday, October 3, 2008


As much as I hate to have pictures of myself taken...I finally took a self portrait and posted it.
I like to see what people look like so I figured I might as well bite the bullet and let people see me. Silly isn't it. So here I am in my full glory....

I am glad no one was around to watch me try and take this. My arm isn't long enough to get way far away from my face....I tried stretching by that made me make a funny face LOL
I then tried the timer. Watching the flashing light and waiting for the final picture moment is like waiting for the dentist!!!!! No offense if you're a dentist....:0)

I figure since everyone is posting all this halloween stuff it would be a good time to reveal me..hahahahaha

Have a great's the weekend YAHOOOO

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I got to stamp two days in a row ...go me!!!!!
This card is for SCS196 Wednesday sketch challenge.
It's been awhile since I got to play but things are looking up :0)

I used my cuttlebug to emboss the background. I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the lettering.
It needed some punch. Then I cut a pumpkin out to put over the o for more punch.
You can never have enough punch!!

How did she do that?

Stamps: I got this at my LSS a long time ago
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and DP from walmart halloween pack
INk: Stazon Black
Tools: Cuddlebug, photo corners punch
Embellishments: ribbon and buttons from halloween pack, foam pop dots, white gel pen

Boy was it hard to get a picture of this card. I still didn't get a very good one.
I used a new Halloween cuddlebug embossing folder. I put glitter glue in they eyes of the skeletons.
I tried chalking one and it was just a mess!! I really looks alot better in person.

How did she do that?

Stamps: Batty for You
Ink: Craft White
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
Tools: Scallop punch, 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 circle punches
Embellishments: white sheer ribbon, pop foam dots and opal glitter glue.

Okay, now I have to get down to business and clean so I can stamp some more tomorrow.
Why is it that housework is never done?????

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I thought when you got older and your children all left home that you would have more time for yourself. HA HA HA! I don't seem to have any time lately. My evacuated kids went back to Houston and everything there was fine. Thank Goodness!!! My two grandbabies are due to be here withing the next month so I have been busy sewing baby stuff and then a friends mother died and then my son and his wife are trying to get into their new house they built before the baby comes...painting nursery and some landscaping. Anyway...not much card making time.

I finally found some today. I haven't done the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge in 2 or 3 weeks ugh! I like this sketch but I can tell I am alittle rusty! I cut the two swirlly things(don't know what else to call them :0) ) on the blue with my cricut.

How did she do that?

Stamps: Michaels Dollar Spot
Ink: Stazon Black and Pacific Point
Paper: Basic Black, Pacific Point, and DP from LSS
Tools: Cricut
Embellishments: Black Sheer Ribbon and Blue Glitter

I think my life has calmed down so that I can create again! YAHOO!!

Hope you didn't forget about me....come back! LOL
Inky Hugs Mauna
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I am so happy.....I am stamping!!
My kids from Houston are still here...little ones are asleep.
It's 11:00 pm and I got a new stamp set inked up.

This is today's SCS Challenge 194
It seems like forever since I have done a sketch.

I used all of the new SU colors and then one of the new Hostess stamp sets
I saw the "Live Like You Mean" It and just had to have it.


Stamps: Live like you mean it and Pick a Petal
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze
Paper: Same as ink colors with whisper white and black
Tools: 3/4 and 1" circle stamps, mat pack, photo corners punch and pop foam dots

Life is busy! Work all with little ones at night...and momma looking like she might have baby while she is evacuated here!!!
They still don't have electricity!!!

Like it says....LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Monday, September 15, 2008


Well, we got lucky with this storm. It was really windy and rainy but we kept our electricity and nothing really bad happened. A lot of fallen tree limbs. Everyone around us lost power though. My heart breaks for those who live in Houston and the other hard hit areas. My daughter in law talked to someone in Houston today. No electricity, can't flush toilets, water is not drinkable, 6 hours wait in line for canned food no perishables, no gas for your car. I am so glad I have them here with me and from the sounds of things it might be awhile too.

I got my box of new SU goodies right before the storm hit. I think I might get a chance to play with them now things have calmed down a bit!!!

Thanks for stopping by....enjoy the little things in life!!

Friday, September 12, 2008


I hope this post finds everyone safe and prepared here in Texas. My kids from Houston are here and we are preparing for the storm in East Texas. Got my flashlights and water!! Work has been busy too. I don't know if it is because of the storm or the full moon but everyone wanted to go to the doctor!

Just wanted to post a quick note. Hopefully I will keep my electricity and can post later!

Inky Hugs

Monday, September 8, 2008


Here it is Monday and I am finally doing Sundays SCS Featured Stamper Challenge. Better late then never I say. Here is the card I chose to case. The Belt Card really caught my eye.

I loved Denise's gallery she has some awesome cards! I will be visiting there again for sure.

I changed the paper, the color scheme, and the stamps. I made the ribbon rose one the belt with my 5/8" regal rose grosgrain ribbon. I usually do them with thinner ribbon but this worked out well. I cut out the leaves in the paper and stuck them behind the rose. I know wild wasabi is no longer with us...too bad...such a nice color...I used it anyway.


Stamps: Sanded Background, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Black Stazon , Wild Wasabi
Paper: Black, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Regal Rose and Porcelain Prints DP
Tools: Window Word punch, Photo Corners punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 11/4 circle punch
scallop punch. MS circle cutter, paper piercing tool, mat pack
Embellishments: Regal rose grosgrain ribbon, black brads.

Looks like another Hurricane is heading toward Texas area. My family may be back sooner than we thought!

My dishwasher is broken so I am off to do dishes the old fashioned way....good way to soak this ink off my hands from stamping!

Inky Hugs~
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Saturday, September 6, 2008


More Bella Rose DP and I finally inked up my Window Dressing stamp set. I wanted to try something new (for me anyway) so I decided to turn my kiwi cardstock on the diagonal and run it thru the crimper and then turn in the opposite direction and run it thru again. It made an interesting texture. I will try this again! It does shrink up your cardstock a little uneven but that is easy enough to cover up.
Some people sketch out their plans before they make a card. I think that is a great idea but my brain doesn't function that way. I just cut and glue as I go. Sometime I make a mess and sometimes I am pleasantly surprised. I do like doing other peoples sketches though.


Stamps: Window Dressing and Sweet Dreams
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink pirouette Kiwi Kiss and Stazon Black
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Bella Rose DP
Tools: crimper, photo corners punch, scallop edge punch, 1 3/8 square punch

I really love that fact that SU has paper and ink that match each other. I remember being so frustrated before joining SU. I never could find anything that matched.

I just placed another SU order. In a week Mr. Brown will drop off some goodies. It's always like Christmas when he comes. I have been so busy I am slow to order the new stuff. But as you can see with the previous post my heart was busy elsewhere!!! My family is awesome and I am a very happy woman!!!

Have an awesome weekend....don't will be gone!!!! I am off to enjoy some has been awhile with the hurricane since we have seen it here in east Texas!

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Friday, September 5, 2008


These are the cutest two reasons why I haven't done anything this week but play. My grand daughters!!! We have colored, went swimming, feed the fish in the pond, and all kinds of stuff.
They went home and now it is pretty darn quiet around here!
I have also been sewing baby bedding for the two new babies coming. These cuties are getting a brother and my other son and his wife are having a girl.
Today I am going to stamp!!! Then finish crib bumper pads.
Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will have something new later today!
Have a good day! Mauna

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


When I saw this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You and Laura's challenge sketch my mind immediately though of a lunch sack card. So off I went to the art room and this is what I came up with. It took a couple of days but I think it was worth it. I decided to make this about LIFE.
I love the quotes on the inside. One says Don't ever save anything for a special occasion, Being alive is the special occasion. Another one says One of the secrets of a happy live is continuous, small treats. I used a lot of stuff to make this. The base is a lunch sack and then I added coregated cardstock over that. I used my cropadile to punch the holes through all the layers. The points on the corrugated part I make with my photo corners punch. There is a card that pulls out that I didn't take a picture of. It says my happy list to write things in life that make you happy. I will definitely be making more of these. I did make a book that was like this for my daughter's wedding guest book. It was a great hit so I guess you could say I am casing myself.


STAMPS: Sweet Dreams, Priceless and LSS $1
INk: I mixed Riding Hood Red and Purely Pomegranate to get the right color and then Stazon on Black
Paper: Lunch Sack, Corrugated cardstock, Black, Whisper White, Wild Asparagus DP
Tools: Cricut, photo corners punch, retro flower punch, mat pack and punch, cropadile, tag punch
Embellishments: Various 3d flowers from spare parts, eyelash thread, twine, bottle cap letters, life themed stickers

I think that is it.

It's Wednesday!!! The half way point yipee!!!
Thanks for coming to my corner of the world....
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Saturday, August 23, 2008


I was checking everyone's blogs this morning and Siliva at mabiestampin had two things published and this cute file box was one of the. Congrats Silvia!!!! When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for my son and his wife who are building a house. They can use it to write down all the info on their house. Paint colors, carpet, plant names, anything they need to keep track of with their house.
My daughter in law likes clean lines and tailored so that is how I tried to keep the file.

It was really easy to follow her tutorial. But I am super messy with glue. No matter how hard I try I get glue everywhere. I think one of my problems is that I don't have the patients to let the glue dry. I want to move on!!! I stuck to the box a few times :0) I used red line tape as much a possible.


Stamps: Lovely Letters Alaphabets
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Pacific Point
Paper: Whisper White, Brown and Torquise cardstock, Wild Asparagus DP
Tools: 1, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 squard punch, red line tape, turnbow glue, glue dots, velcro, tab punch
Embellishments: Buttons

It's still gray and rainy here in Texas...can't get any really good pictures....Sorry!!!

I am going to go and try to get all this glue off me and create some more. LOL
Thanks for the visit
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Friday, August 22, 2008


Today's Limited Supply challenge at SCS was to break out your old stuff.
This paper is 8 years old. I think that qualifies. Its from back when I was scrapbooking.
Boy does time fly!
I haven't been stamping long enough for a really old stamp
Ibought this awhile ago and it is the first time I have ever used it..ugh!!!
Why do we do stuff and then don't use it.
Sorry about the's really rainy here.....rainy all week!

This was the first week I'm not looking forward to friday.
It means on Monday I have to go back to work after a nice long time off!!!!

Thanks for dropping by...Have a great weekend!!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I haven't gotten to do the Wednesday SCS Sketch Challenge in awhile. Here is today's SC190 challenge.
I was rummaging through a drawer and found some Halloween Paper for a while ago. I decided to use it today.
I think my ghost needs to be a little bit bigger but that is the only stamp I have at the moment. I didn't want the ghost to be so stark white so I put a little green chalk on him. I colored my candy corns with sharpie markers and a white gel pen. Like they say poor man's copics.

How did she do that?

Stamps: Halloween set from Hobby store (before I knew to keep the company name!)
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Halloween paper pack, Tangerine Tango, Black, Whisper White
Tools: Punches: photo corners, scallop, 1 1/4 circle, MS circle cutter, sharpie markers, pop up foam dots

I suppose I had better be a good girl and finish the laundry and get that room ready to paint.
I have to accomplish something major on this break for work...might as well be paint the laundry room.
I have a saying to hang in there after I paint that says "Dull women have immaculate houses" I thought it was funny.

Have a great day...come back again...happy stampin!!!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


No vampire...just "Bella Rose" paper!!
If you read my previous post you will get the no vampire thing.....
Here is my card for this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You .... fun sketch! I decided to try my new "Bella Rose" paper.
Turning the corner with my new scallop edge punch was tricky...I haven't mastered that yet but the second try on the pink was easier than the brown first try.
I used my polka dots and petals stamp and stamped a flower on the pink pirouette. The pink pirouette ink hardly shows up on the same color paper. It's almost the versa mark effect.

I love this green ribbon. I buy it at walmart. It will go with so many of the greens. I use it with then new kiwi kiss, wild wasabi and then old olive. If you are putting it straight on the color cardstock it's not so good but if you put it like I did it does really well.


Stamps: Polka Dots and Petals, Michaels $1 sentiment
Ink: Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa
Paper: Bella Rose DP, pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Scallop edge punch, medium eyelet spring punch and setter, pop up foam dots
Embellishments: Green Ribbon

It's gray and rainy outside...perfect day to stamp! Did I tell you I am off work this week. The office is closed. I won't end up working much in August. I could get used to this. Going to be a killer getting up for work next Monday!

My husband is in the Florida Keys for a business meeting. He has been smack dab in the middle of the storm. Glad it wasn't too bad!!! Hope he can fly home tomorrow. Never a dull moment!

Thanks for stopping by...hope you day is amazing!!!!

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I am going to confess why I didn't start stamping as soon as I got home....I got sucked into the Bella and Edward story. I heard about the books but I wasnt going to read them...why would I want to read books on vampires! Well, I was at my daughters and couldn't sleep. It was 2 am and sitting on her table was a black and red book called Twilight. There was nothing else to do so I figured what the heck....I will just peek. THE BEGINNING OF THE END!!!! Me who doesn't read finished all 4 books in 9 days. My husband is like what!!!!! You don't read!!!!

Okay there ya have it....I enjoyed every minute.....I I am back to stamping.
The movie is coming though ;0)

Happy Tuesday and since there is no more books I am off to friend said to make a vampire Halloween card!

Come back later and see.......

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

Monday, August 18, 2008



It seems like I haven't stamped in forever...probably because it has been forever!!!
I decided to do Jen del Muro's Sketch for you to try.
I felt a little rusty but I am happy with the way it turned out :0)

How did she do that?

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks and Posies for you
Ink: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Porcelain DP
Tools: Scallop punch, 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 circle punches, foam pop ups
Embellishments: Buttons

I got an award!!!! Amber at Scrapbooking Tink gave me the I Love your Blog award. Thank you Amber!!!
Amber's blog is pretty new to me and I have enjoyed checking it out.

These are the rules that you should follow:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girl's you nominated.

Here are my 7 ....boy was it hard!!!

1. Nancy Riley at iSTAMP

2. Kim at Paper in the Works

3. Wendy at It's All About Stamping

4. Janine at 2bKrafty

5. Nancy at Paper Smiles

6. Dawn at Dawn's Stampin Thoughts

7. Angie at Chic n' Scratch

These and many more of you ladies inspire me daily!!!!

It's good to be back!!!!

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'M BACK!!!!

Vacations are nice but it sure is great to be back home!! Yellowstone was amazing. Beautiful!!! Too many people for me though. You couldn't find places to park to go see the sites and then it was like at jammed freeway driving through the park. Kind of hard to be at one with nature.

We spent a zillion dollars on mosquito repellent and never even opened it. Not one bite. I am not complaining at all.

I came home to a box of new stampin up stuff and I am ready to get ink all over me!

It's good to be back!


Saturday, August 2, 2008


I flew into SLC today for a family reunion in Yellow Stone that we are going to. I searched and searched to see a SU signs of anyone...they must have all gone home already. Just my luck....I wanted to finally meet another SU demo.

I will be gone this week....don't bother trying to rob my family is staying there ...LOL

I haven't seen Yellow Stone before. I am hoping to get inspired by nature and come back with some awesome ideas for you think mosquito bites will inspire me somehow?

If I am anywhere near a computer I will be checking in....have to stay up will all the convention buzz since I couldn't find anyone here.

I will be back.....suffering stamping with drawls....ready to stamp like a mad woman!!!!

Inky Hugs~ Mauna

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Well I am not quite sure about this card. This is one I hope I go to sleep and wake up and it looks better. HA!!!!
Have you ever bought DP that you thought was just so cute at the store and then when you got it home you just couldn't make it work. That is what happened with this pink, purple and green flower paper. I think it was really meant for scrapbooking not card making. Oh well, can't love them all!
I used the SCS Wednesday sketch for this card. The sentiment is a SU rub on. The green strips have a flower stamped on them with versamark. The flower I just kept layering. There is 6 layers.


Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pixie Pink, Purple and DP from LSS
Tools: $1 mini flower punch, Large retro flower punch, large and small daisy punch, 3/4 circle punch, white gel pen
Embellishments: Ribbon, SU rub on

Tomorrow is Friday...Yahoo!!!
I am off to my card will look better can only hope :0)
Glad you stopped by!!
Inky Hugs~ Mauna
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I decided to try my first Mojo Monday card. Julee at Poetic Artistry has a sketch every Monday. It was about time I gave it a go. I really like this layout. The picture changed to color of the ribbon...weird!!! It really is bright white. I tried taking several pictures but they all did the same thing. I wanted to use just two colors on this card, something I don't do very often. I have always been told things in threes are more appealing to the eyes. But I really like the way it turned out. I used the Martha Stewart punch in the center of the scallop flower...I finally found out the name of the punch...hydrangea petals. I also used the MS scallop border SU is in the mail. HURRY MR. BROWN!!!!!!


Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Real Read
Paper: Whisper White, DP Real Red and Real Red
Tools: MS hydrangea punch, MS scallop border punch, scallop punch 1 and 3/4 Circle punches and word tag punch
Embellishments: white ribbon and glitter glue in red.

Okay I am going to try and stamp some more. I just got back from the ear doctor. I had to have my ear vacuumed out...can you say head spinner!!!!! I think some of my brain got sucked throws off your equilibrium off for awhile......which make you sea sick.
I have teenie tiny ear canals...HA! go figure...the only thing tiny about me LOL. Anywho ...that causes some problems and my ears get plugged. This is the first time though to an ear doctor and the vacuum. So my next stamping project may look dizzy :0)

Have a Marvelous rest of the day and come back soon!!

Inky Hugs Mauna

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

2 - 4 U AND 1 - 4 ME!!

This is my card for this weeks 2 sketches 4 U layout.
I sure have had a hard time trying to stamp lately. Every time I sit down to stamp something happens and I have to go running off.

This card is pretty quick and simple. I used the sanded background stamp on the wild wasabi square. The hot pink is all cut with my circut.

How did she do that?

Stamp: Sanded Background
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: DP is Paper Studio from LSS, Wild Wasabi, pink and brown cardstock
Embellishments: buttons
Tools: Cricut

Okay there is still day light and maybe the stamping fairies will be with me and I can do some more tonight....

Glad you came by!!!!
Inky Hugs

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Saturday, July 26, 2008


Look what I got!!! Lorri at Confessions of a Stamping Addict gave me this award. Thank you Lorri! Check our her blog she is very talented and fun.
The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've nominated.
I know alot of you have already received this and there are so many of you that amaze me!
Here are the ladies that I think are very talented and I love to visit their blogs.
Erin at S.T.A.R.S.
Christina at Flowers and Ink
Gosh that was so hard to pick. Look at my side bar and visit all these great blogs!!!
My husband is off golfing...I am home know what that means.....STAMPING!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2008


I have had this stamp for awhile and hadn't done anything with it yet. I also wanted to practice my marker watercoloring technique so I stamped 3 images to practice. When I was done I liked the colors and decided I would do something with them and this is what happened. I say what happened because I had no clue what I was going to do and just kept adding stuff. The amazing part is I like it! Usually when I start out with no idea I am not so thrilled at the finish. I used the dotted swiss cuddlebug emboss folder on the three strips of color and the black circles in the center. Then I ran 1/8 inch ribbon down each strip. The tag I cut on my cricut.

I decided this card would work for 2Sketches4U challenge this week. If you haven't done any of there sketches you should. It's fun to play along!

How did she do that?

Stamps: Stampendous Sun Rays and sentiment is $1 michale's
Ink: Real Red, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Spice and Stazon Black
Paper Real Red, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Spice, Basic Black and Watercolor Paper
Embellishments: Black Brads, 1/8 black ribbon, dimensional
Tools: MS Circle Cutter, cricut, cuddlebug, 3/8 and 1 inch punch, photo corners punch

Are you ready for the weekend!!!! I am. We have nothing planned ahead of time. Just relax and do what we want....could there be stamping :0) Hope it stays that way!!

Thanks for coming to my little corner of the world....enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I have been trying to work on this card since Sunday. I keep getting interrupted, kidnapped, visited .......the list goes on! I finally said everyone else can wait while I finish this tonight!!! I finished it and have to run again. I think I am ready for winter hibernation. SCS featured stamper was Susiestampalot. I cased this card. I changed the colors, direction of circle in center, sentiment arrangement and a few other things.

How did she do that?

Stamp: Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Paper: Wild Asparagus, Whisper White and Brown Cardstock
Tools: Nestibilities, scallop punch, 1 1/4 and 3/8 circle punches, boho blossoms punch, Martha's butterfly punch, pop up foam dots
Embellishments: Brown Ribbon, white brad

Okay--I must go again. At least I am not bored. Dead tired but not bored!!! :0)

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Saturday, July 19, 2008


I decided today I would try something new. New for me anyway. I went to Splitcoast Stampers aka SCS and checked out the resources tab. They have tutorials for all kinds of things I decided to try the Spring Card. It's fun to try new things. It's a good thing there are pictures though because a few times I was like huh!?!?!? with the written description. I will be making one of these cards again. They say it fits in a 5 1/2 square envelope.

It is another very hot day here...especially if you are outside working on a fence. Gofer Girl at it again!!!! Gofer Girl got sun burnt...ouch!! We did the double gate today. Needs a few tweeks then we are done. The shed is done and painted the fence is pretty much done...just some dirt moving and landscaping left. We have learned on very important thing with out very first building project. Figure out how much it will cost you....then double it!!! Same thing with time.

How did she do that???

Stamps: Thinks Happy Thoughts
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou
Paper: Porcelain Prints DP, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Blue Bayou
Tools: 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop punch, hole punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU Mat Pack and piercing tool, white gel pen, mini glue dots and foam pop up squares.
Embellishments: Certainly Celery ribbon, thick white thread, silver brads

Do one thing each day that makes you happy!!

Have an amazing weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I was exploring the SCS Stampin Up gallery last night and came across this amazing little box. It only take one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock. Silvia at Mabie Stampin has the cutest example and a tutorial how to make them. It was so quick. I don't have alot of time tonight for embellishing it because I am filling it full of chocolate heading off to give it to a friend in need of cheering up. But you could decorate it any way you wanted. Love it!!!! Thanks Silvia

I put in a jumbo eyelet to put in the ribbon pull. I did it after the box was made. You might want to think about how you will open the box and do it before you glue the box. My cropadile barely made it. But I guess if you had the new Big Bite it wouldn't matter.

How did she do that?

Stamps and Ink: None this time
Paper: Paper Studio from the LSS
Embellishments: Prism Flowers, jumbo eyelet, the jumbo brad and dream I have had so long I don't remember who make them sorry.
Tools: large and small retro flower punch, cropadile, and foam pop up dot

Okay I am off to get the chocolate!!!! I imagine there will be a few peices that just don't make it into the box...:0)

Happy Wednesday to YOu!!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
PS........I just noticed I think this card would make a great box for ATC's

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