pomaika`i: my work, my thoughts and my reflections. living with aloha
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Queen Kat Blog Challenge continues...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I wanted to give you a sneak peek of a creation I made over the weekend for my very first ScrapFriends Blog review coming up next week. DS and DH went to see Eagles about 2 hours away from here and I had the house to myself. What bliss!!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Today I went to a Fiskar Demonstrators Training in Issaquah, Wa. Amy and Lynda taught the class which was very well attended. If you aren't already a Fiskateer, check it out here. http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/ Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about this program. I'd be happy to talk story with you! I learned a lot about some of the tools and guess what, I have been using the stamp press really really wrong LOL. I'll have to tell you the story another time. Right now I have to run off to a Hula Ceremony and Dinner.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
You might ask how I am doing with my LOAD challenge. So far I’ve created 13 LO and it’s the 14th, so I think that’s pretty good. I’ve squeezed in 3 cards and an altered mini album, so I’m really pleased with my progress.
Some special techniques I used for this card were:
embossing with Utee on the chickens, and regular embossing powder on the brads and the chicken wire.
Cutting out a couple of panels in the chicken wire design.
I used a zig embossing pen to outline the wire, color in the chickens, and start the brads. I found that the powder did not stick onto the brad very well, so after I heated up what I did get to stick, I just dumped the heated brad into the embossing powder and heated again.
Supplies: PP-Reminisce, Ribbon-Offray, Utee, Embossing powder-Candy Store.
I hope you enjoyed this project. Until next time...
A hui hou!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Here is a stamping technique I haven’t done in a while. I was reminded of it when completing a fun three day blog challenge. You can find the technique here on the Queen Kat site (click Cracked Glass link).
There will be a few more weekends of challenges. Just check out the main Queen Kat site for more details!
Supplies: Inque Boutique stamp, watercolor, Handmade paper, Utee, double sided adhesive (3M).
More creations to follow.
A hui hou!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Check it out!
Concealed Beauty Guest Design Team Challenge
Guest Designer Challenge this month is to create anything (LO-no smaller than 8×8, altered project, 3 cards) using colors pink, red, white in honor of valentine's day . Please show us your beautiful creations.
Winner will be our Guest DT member for February 08!
1. You may enter the contest each month unless you have won the month prior.
2. Your layout must meet the contest rules and guidelines to be eligible.
3. Your layout has to be newly created specifically for this contest.
4. You may share your layout on other websites.
5. You must be a registered member with the forum and have a minimum of 10 posts to enter the contest.
6. If you do not meet all the requirements of the contest rules your layout will be disqualified so please pay close attention to the guidelines and rules.
7. Contest Deadline 1/28/2008 midnight CST, so you have to upload your creations in the sites gallery area for Guest Designer by midnight CST on 28th of month to be eligible to win.
8. If you win the contest you will be a guest DT member for the next month, and CB will send you one of our kits to create 4 projects with.
If you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you in any way! Good Luck to you All!
Good luck to all who try.
I’ve got some LOs for you to see, but it’ll have to wait until later. until then...
A hui hou!
Monday, January 07, 2008
Transformations-becoming something different from what I have been... is a word that best describes my life today. There are many changes happening in my life and career. Exciting and difficult both. (created for a challenge at My Scrapbook Nook)
As an artist, I would like to focus my energies on stretching my creativity and taking my art to the next level, whatever that may be.
To achieve this goal, I have challenged myself to do a layout a day in 2008. Being realistic, there might be some days when I have to give my self permission to “slack” and “just do something scrappy for the day.
So far so good. I have joined a thread at the The Pub on the Two Peas Website dedicated to the LOAD challenge. It is very positive and scrappers of all levels are participating. Leave a comment if you’d like to join me. It’s more fun with a support group.
BTW, for my wonderful eBay and Etsy family, I will be listing soon...I promise!!!
a hui hou...
Supplies: BG papers, Watch parts, ribbon, rhinestones, hinge, MM brads, We R Memory Keepers eyelet, fiber, beads, stickers-sandylion
The door opens on the right hand side to reveal my journaling.
Friday, January 04, 2008
New years greetings! I wish you peace, love and happiness in 2008! May all your dreams come true!
I love new beginnings! I don’t make resolutions since they usually get “broken” before the first quarter of the year is over. I make “goals” instead. Maybe it’s just a matter of semantics, but find it easier to strive for goals.
This year one of my goals is to create one layout a day. I have a little asterisk* on that. *If it is impossible to do a layout that day, I will at least do something scrappy. So far so good!
Here’s a little Valentine Card I created for a challenge at My Scrapbook Nook. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a top 20 finalist for a DT position. The try out period is from the 1st to the 15th. I think I got the email by mistake, but I’m going to take advantage of the situation and enjoy the journey while it lasts!
I hope you will check the site out. It’s really hopping and the kits are spectacular. The DT and the members are super talented. You’ll find a lot of inspiration there!
Until next time:
a hui hou!
BTW if anyone recognizes the vintage valentine paper here, could you please let me know who makes it... I cut it up and used it too soon, so don’t have that information. Thanks!
Supplies: cardstock base, PP-Rusty Pickle and ?, bling-Me and my Big Ideas, lace, ribbon, antique button, metal shaped clip, odds and ends