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