Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Day At The Beach

Happy Sunday!

Graduation is over, children are out on Summer Vacation and beautiful weather here in Hawaii. Will be featuring some cards based around the "Summer". This card feature "Punch Art" using many different punches (which can be found on my online store).

The "Bikini Girl" was inspired by Dawn Olchefske's version of "Bikini Babe",

This card uses:

Card Stock:
   Pacific Point #108640
   Marina Mist #119682
   Very Vanilla #101650
   Daffodil Delight #119683
   Melon Mambo #121074
   Basic Black #121045
   River Rock #108640
   Regal Rose 3105130

   1 3/4 Scallop Circle #119850
   1" Circle #119868
   2 X 1 3/8" Wide Oval #119859
   Word Window #119857
   Boho Blossom $119858
   1 3/8" Circle #119860
   1" Square #124094
   2 1/2" Circle #120906
   Itty Bitty #118309

Classic Marker:
   Melon Mambo #121074

   Silver Brad #104336
   1/2"  Scalloped Dots Ribbon-Melon Mambo #122985

Paper Crimper #101618
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

This card was so fun to make.....!

It's Memorial Day Weekend.....Everyone Keep Safe and enjoy yourselves!...............Siara

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Heading To The Beach

Hello Everyone!

It's official!! The Boys are out on Summer Vacation! In celebration of the summer break, here is a card that reflects what our family loves to do during summer vacation---Head To The Beach!

In this card I am using:

Card Stock:
   Bashful Blue #105120
   Pacific Point #111350
   River Rock  #108640
  Whisper White #100730
   Daffodil Delight 119683

   Summer Smooches #125409

Classic Ink:
   Island Indigo #122937

   Boho Blossom #119858
   Word Window #119857

   3/8" Ruffled Ribbon-Island Indigo #122974
   Designer Printed Brads (Island Indigo) #122940
(For the "Flip Flop" pattern...I traced my granddaughter's flip flop and trimmed it down to size).

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Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day Weekend! ................................Siara

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elmo Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

Here is the matching card that can go with the "Seasame Street" Gift Bag. I made a duplicate Elmo from the Bag specs and made a matching Birthday Card with Pacific Point Card Stock.

Have fun with this one!....................Siara

Seasame Street Punch Art

Hi Everybody!

It's been a couple of days since I've been able to post...It's been a challenge tending to Isaiah and his broken arm. He now has a regular cast on (a pink one, I might add). It's a full arm cast that he has to have on for at least three weeks. He is now a little bit more mobile and a whole lot more comfortable then just having the temporary cast on.

I needed a gift bag for a little boy's birthday party and decided to CASE the Elmo and Friends that I've seen.

Here is what I used for:

Cookie Monster:
     Card Stock-Pacific Point, Whisper White,  Crumb Cake, and Basic Black
     2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
     3/4" Circle Punch (Whisper White)-Eye
     Itty Bitty Shapes-Circle (Basic Black)-Eye
     1" Circle Punch (Basic Black) Mouth
     1" Circle Punch (Crumb Cake) Cookie
     Classic Marker-Chocolate Chip (Chocolate Chips for Cookie)

     Card Stock-Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
     2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
     3/4" Circle Punch (Whisper White)-Eye
     1/2" Circle Punch (Basic Black)-Eye
     3/4" Circle Punch (Pumpkin Pie)-Nose
     1" Circle Punch (Basic Black)-Mouth

     Card Stock-Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black real red
     2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
     3/4" Circle Punch (Whisper White)-Eye
     1/2" Circle Punch (Basic Black)-Eye
     3/7" x 15/16" Oval Punch (Basic Black)-Eye Brows
     1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch (Basic Black)-Mouth
     1/2" Circle Punch (Real Red)-Tongue
     Card Stock-Pumpkin Pie,Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pretty In Pink
     2" x 1 3/8" Oval Punch (Pumpkin Pie)
     Itty Bitty Shapes-Circle (Pumpkin Pie)-Ears
     1/2" Circle Punch (Whisper White)-Eye
     Itty Bitty Shapes-Circle (Basic Black)-Eye
     3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch (Basic Black)-Mouth
     1/2" Circle Punch (Pretty in Pink)-Tongue
     2" x 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (Basic Black)-Hair

This was a really fun project to do! Don't forget, if anyone needs can place your order thru the online shopping button. I'll be starting "Technique Classes" really soon. Stay tune for more details. Enjoy the rest of your week!................Siara

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Graduation Cap" Card Tutorial

Happy Friday Everyone!

It sure has been a very busy week. Visited the Emergency Room twice this week. On Wednesday, I got a call from Isaiah's school that he had fallen down and could not move his arm. Rushed to his school then to the ER to find out that his arm was broken. His arm is in a temporary cast and sling for stabilization until we can see the Orthopedic Doctor. He has been a real trooper. Not complaining or grumbling. However, last night the pain was unbearable. We had to go back to the ER and thankfully, they were able to give him medication to relieve some of the pain and discomfort. Today, he is doing much better and he has a consultation with the Orthopedic Doctor on Monday.

Instructions for the above "Graduation Cap" Card:

1.  Cut Card Stock 9 ¾” x 4 ¼”.

2.  Score at 5 ½” and label each side of the score line Side “A” and Side “B”. To the left of the score line is "A" and right is "B".

3.  Place Side “B” to the left edge of the Score Board. Using the Diagonal Plate, Score at 2 1/8”.

4.  Turn the card stock over (keeping side “B” to the left of the score board)-Score again at 2 1/8”.

5.  Turn the card stock into a vertical position with side “B” aligned with the top edge. Using the diagonal plate, score at 2 1/8”. Turn it over and again score at 2 1/8”.

6. Using the trimmer, trim the top left & right 2 1/8” score lines.

7.  Using the bone folder, crease at the 5 ½” score line.

8.  Crease at the left 2 1/8” score line.

9.  Crease the other 2 1/8” score line.

10.  Fold In at creases to create the “Graduation Cap” card.

11.  Fold down and crease.

12.  Take another piece of card stock and cut at 5 ¼” x 4”.

13.  Using the diagonal plate, place the 4” side against the top of the score board. Score at 2”. Turn the card stock over and score again at 2”.

14.  Trim on both score lines.

15.  Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere to the base of the “Graduation Cap” card.

16.  Cut 6” of Grosgrain Ribbon.


17.  Fold the ribbon in half to form a loop. Create a “top knot”  and tie.

18. Slide the knot as far up the loop as you possibly can.

19.  Snip the edge of one side of the knotted ribbon tail. Repeat this step for the other ribbon tail.

20.  Start sliding the ribbon to create the  “fringe” look. Repeat this step on the other ribbon tail.

21.  Unfold the Graduation Card. Locate “B” of the card.  Pierce the middle of side “B” using the Piercing Tool Kit.

22.  Secure the “Tassel” with a brad.

23.  Cut a piece of Card Stock 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”.

24.  Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere to the top inside of the card.

25.  Use your favorite “graduation” stamp set to decorate your card.

26.  There you have it!

If anyone needs any clarifications, you can email me at

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Happy Card Making!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

3 x 3 Note Cards w/Tote

Good Evening Everybody!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's Sunday Share and while getting ready for a workshop, I came across this and had to CASE this from Diane Vander Galien. This is (4) 3 x 3 Note Cards with their matching designer envelopes and a matching tote.

In this project, I used:

Stamp Set:
     Fresh Vintage (from Sale-A-Brathon)

     Everyday Enchantment

Card Stock:
     Whisper White
     Calypso Coral
     Pool Party

     Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad

     3/8" Ruffled Ribbon-Calypso Coral
     Everyday Enchantment Brads

     1 1/4" Circle
     1 3/4" Scallop Circle
     Scallop Edge Border

Multipurpose Glue
Stampin' Dimensional

Something to ponder until next time......"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

Have a blessed week and see you all soon!.........................Siara

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bluberry Cream Cheese Delight

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Another one of Mom's Favorites (mines too)...Just in time for Mother's Day---Blueberry Cream Cheese Delight.

2 Blocks Butter
4 Tablespoons Powder Sugar (sifted)
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts

Cream Butter and sugar. Gradually add flour and nuts. Press into greased 9"X 13" pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. When done, take out of oven and cool.

2 Packages Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Cup Powder Sugar, sifted
1  Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Carton (1/2 pint) Heavy Whipping Cream

Whip Whipping Cream. Set aside. Blend Cream Cheese, Vanilla and Powder Sugar. Fold in Whipped Cream. Spread on crust and refrigerate for at lease 6 Hours. Top with Blueberries, cut and serve.

Happy eating everyone!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Graduation Cap Card

Hello Everybody!

Wow! I just can't believe it! Got my invitation for Commencement Exercises for Honoka'a High and it's on May 19! Never heard of it being so early....

Here is a really neat graduation card. I got this idea from Dawn Olchefske. This particular card is using the colors from my Alma Matter-Honoka'a High School.

For this card with matching envelope, I used:

Stamp Sets:
  Sprinkled Expressions,Sale-A-Brathon (125122)

Card Stock:
   Garden Green (102584)
   Whisper White (100230)
   Daffodil Delight (119683)

   Garden Green (102272)

   1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon-Daffodil Delight (120928)
   Brads-Brights (119748)

I will be back with a tutorial on how to complete this card. See everyone in a bit.......Siara

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sketch Challenge #134

Hello Everyone!

Starting to plan our family summer time. The boys will be out of school before the end of the month. Need to get them registered for all of their summer sport activities. Is it just me? or is time flying by really fast?.....

Here is Wednesday's Sketch Challenge.

In this weeks challenge, I used:

Stamp Set:
     Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Card stock:
     Whisper White (100730)
     Rich Razzelberry (115316)
     Summer Smooches

    Rich Razzelberry (115656)

    Boho Blossom Punch (119858)
    Word Window (119857)

    Brads-Brights (119748)

It's midweek already! Hope everyone is having an awesome week so far....till next time........Siara