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 day...play 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 blink....it will be gone!!!! I am off to enjoy some sunshine....it 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