Monday, September 27, 2010

Wow - What An Honor!

My sister, Debbie Naylor, honored me with a Beautiful Blogger Award! How awesome is that? Well, coming from someone I truly love and love her work, it's very awesome! Thank you, Debbie!

Now, it's my turn to name 7 things about me and then pass on this award to others!

1) I work at the National Museum of Natural History.
2) I love Hawaii and want to retire there some day.
3) I love my furry babies: 2 cats and 1 rabbit.
4) I hate to be hot; if I'm hungry and hot, watch out! It's a deadly combination :)
5) I like to drink coffee in the morning and tea in the evening.
6) I'm obsessed with Family Feud on Facebook!
7) I could live in flip flops all year long, no matter what the temperature!

OK, on to awarding others that inspire me:

I know there is a huge list of others that inspire me, but it is a huge list. Plus, I can't put my sister down!
Thanks for dropping by and I promise to craft this weekend in order to have posts for next week! I'm closing out a fiscal year at work, so it has been too crazy to get anything else done. Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Instant Coffee Holders

I got a couple instant coffee "sticks" and decided to make some holders for them. I'll see if they sell at the craft show. If so, I'll make more! They were quick and easy, thanks to my new coffee/tea cup wheel and some coffee stamps! I used different brown paper (green for the decaf one) and went to work. This was the first one I made. After this one, I ended up scoring the paper a little differently to account for the width of the coffee stick.

Thanks for looking and have a great day! As one of my stamps states, "With enough coffee, I could rule the world!" I love that one ;)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween Swap...From 2 Years Ago!

I made this card for a Fall/Halloween Swap I participated in 2 years ago. I thought it was good card to post because I didn't have a blog back then and because embossing folders are so popular now. I took my brayer and used white craft ink to ink up the raised side of the embossing folder. I then carefully laid my piece of cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot. I let it dry and then punched a small whole in the center of the web. I used a piece of silver cording to "tie" the spider to the web. I stamped the spider, punched him out, and attached to the other end of the silver cording. I do miss that dog tag punch though! I still use it a lot - so many words fit nicely in it :) I believe the sentiment is from the set Witching You a Haunting Halloween. I stamped the inside with the rest of the phrase. The embossing folder was then easy to wash up in the sink with soap and warm water. Anyway, thanks for looking and have an awesome day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Christmas Swap

I joined a Christmas Swap and here is the card I made. I love this set, Gifts of Christmas. I love the dove image, but the poinsettia stamp makes a wonderful background stamp. I used Garden Green, Real Red, and Very Vanilla. This card is pretty plain compared to my usual style, but I like it :) Thanks for looking!

Back and Refreshed!

Aloha! I'm back and refreshed. Nothing like a vacation to get you back on the right track... Here are some pics from Maui: scenic point off of the Hana Hwy, sunset pic, and sunrise from Mt. Haleakala. There was just beauty no matter where you looked... Thanks for letting me share!