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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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


It's Monday that means a new 2 sketches 4 you to try.
I cuddlebugged, I crimped, I used the chalkboard technique all kinds of stuff.
I doesn't show up a lot but the blue is cuddlebugged with the circles. I made the scallops with my slit punch. I haven't ordered any new SU yet I wanted to wait and really know what I wanted. I am still on the fence so therefore I had to make my own scallops.
The color dots on the scallops are done with the chalkboard technique. You stamp whisper white craft ink and then before it has a chance to dry you rub your chalks in it. Love the way it looks. You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see more details.
I like the way the colors turned out on this card.

How did she do that?
Stamps: Warm Words and the flower center from Heartfelt thanks
Ink: Whisper White and Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Only Orange and Brilliant Blue
Tools: Cuddlebug, Crimper, Slit punch, Corner Rounder, glue dots
Embellishments: Black Brads, Green Ribbon and a black button.
Oh SU Chalks can't forget those!!

If we make it through tomorrow we are half way through the work week...can anyone else tell that it will be a full moon on Friday????
It brings the strange out in people LOL

Thanks for coming to see me!!!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Sunday, July 13, 2008


I am over my just do the basic stamping...didn't last very long! I have a punch from Martha Stewart that has 1 small flower and two mini ones. I saw it and immediately thought the mini one folded up would make a great flower center. I cut two scallops with my nestabilities, then I cut a one inch circle and covered it with the mini folded up flowers. It's nice when something you picture in your head actually turns out the way you thought. My mind wouldn't shut down to go to sleep until I tried it. Maybe now I can get some shut eye!!

How did she do that?
Stamps: Baroque Motif and Fresh Cuts
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red
Embellishments: Black and dotted ribbon, Foam pop dots.

Thanks for coming to see me and sweet dreams!!
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Friday, July 11, 2008


I wanted to challenge myself to do a card with just white paper and ink. Back to the very basics. No color paper, no embellishments, no paper piecing, no punching.....just back to the beginning of stamping. Here is my version of the pick a petal sick guy. I don't own too many sentiments sympathy or get well things like that. I do have some letters I got from the LSS when I first started. They are kind of big so I couldn't say get well ...soo0....the sentiment is back to the basics too...
U sick....I sorry.
They are much cuter in person...I couldn't get a good picture.

I almost didn't post this.
It's not jaw dropping wow or my best but it was fun doing good ole stamping!!! And I am covered in ink and lovin it!

I inked the edges in black and wild wasabi. I had a small square ink pad I had gotten free somewhere. I don't recommend rubbing it along the flaked black speckles...another lesson learned!

How did ya do that?
Stamps: Pick a Petal and LSS letters
Ink: Black, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky
Paper: Whisper White
That's it nothing else.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008


It has been awhile since I got play along with the SCS Challenges. Today is SC184. I really like this layout.
I cased myself sort of from my June 17th card. I think this is one of my all time favorite color combos.
I covered the inside of the card with ww cardstock and stamped the vine and black flower.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Stazon Black, Versa Mark, River Rock and Real Red
Paper: River Rock, Whisper White and Basic Black
Embellishments: Black Sheer Ribbon, Red Rhinestones and Red eyelash fiber

I am back to gofer girl again...helping put up the fence .
Last night it was my job to hand tools, make sure the top of the slats were level, get drinks and hoe dirt.
All in 98 degree humid weather. FUN!!!!!
No gofer girl tonight....bridal shower to go to. At least it's in the air conditioning :0)

Thanks for coming...have a great rest of the week. We are half way over already!!!!

Inky Hugs~ Mauna

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Monday, July 7, 2008


Today is Monday and Monday is the new 2 sketches 4 You.
I think I am a little tired from all the happenings this weekend. This card took a lot longer to make than I thought it would.
This reminds me of sherbet ice cream. The stamp is a border that I cut off live laugh love. I watercolored the top flower with my SU markers.
Stamps: Will n Way, One of a kind and Polka Dots and Petals
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Stazon Black
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Su Markers, Cuddlebug, 1 and 3/4 circle punches
Embellishments: Regal Rose Ribbon and Pumpkin buttons from walmart

Well I am off to help my hubby put in fence more holes to dig thank goodness. We now know where the gas line is !!! If you look way across the street, against a telephone phone there is a small sign that says,,"Gas -Call before you dig" Oh well, if we were all perfect the world would be an awful boring place! :0)

Thanks for stopping by today!! Lets all see what tomorrow brings......
Inky Hugs ~ Mauna

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Sunday, July 6, 2008


What do you get when you put accountant...a motorized post hole digger...and last but not forgotten....a gas line....RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! You grab two babies, the dog, the car keys a drive off in your pj's as fast as you can. We are all fine...the firemen came...the gas man came...and a lot of dirt and gas shot into the air. Sure hope we don't pay for all that gas....ouch!!!!
Maybe a card tomorrow.

Have a safe night :o)

Edit: We are all doing fine. The gas line repair man finally showed up and crimped off the line and repaired it. We had gas and dirt shooting up like a volcano. It was not the liquid gas. The firemen came and acted pretty calm about the whole thing. Just watched and made sure nothing ingnited. Sure did stink up the neighborhood for awhile.

Friday, July 4, 2008


Between cooking, swimming and chasing small ones I managed to stamp a quick card. We are having a blast and I am feeling my age :0)
Why is it I just cleared away lunch and I am already getting dinner cooking??? What is wrong with this picture?? I guess that is what moms do on the holidays.

Stamp: $1 from Michael's
Ink: Real Red and white chalk box
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Real Red and Whisper White
Tools: Sm and Lg star stamp, $1 mini star stamp white gel pen and foam pop dots.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend...I plan to get out of the kitchen soon ...HA!

I am off to help decorate a Dora Hot wheel with red, white and blue decorations. Stop by again.

Inky Hugs ~ Mauna
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pink and Green with Bling!!

This is my card for the 2 Sketches 4 You by Laura this week. I did my own version of scallops on the side. I did scallop circles on the side. Gotta be different!!! I also went for a lot of texture on this card. I used my cuddlebug and my crimper.
Paper: Old left overs from the LSS
Stamp: Baroque Motifs and warm words
Ink: Bright Pink and White
Tools: Cuddlebug, Crimper and scallop punch
Embellishments: pink rhinestones

Are they days flying by as fast for you as they are for me? Tomorrow I have a 1 yr old and a 3 yr old coming to visit. I am excited. Maybe they will stamp with me...will be interesting!?!?!?!?

Have a good rest of they week!!
Inky Hugs Mauna
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