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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