Thursday, June 30, 2011

*Ask* 5.31.2009

Today was The Rock Church's Ask event. It was a 12 prayer meeting and boy it was AWESOME! I was only there for four hours but next time, I'll push for the 12 hours. My sister, bless her heart, was there the whole time. It's amazing what prayer can do. Prayer is simply communication with God. A person's prayer is his or her own way to speak to God. It may not be eloquent or grammatically correct but God knows exactly what they are talking about. I love when Pastor Miles prays and tells God that He is "da bomb!" This card is dedicated to Pastor Miles:
The bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7 "Be careful for nothing but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be know to God. And the peace of God that passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ." When Peter walked on water, he was fine until he took his eyes off Christ. When we pray and ask God we are promised peace and hope. Hope of a way out, hope of love, and hope that our storms of our lives will pass.
How does one pray for hours? The bible has the best answer through the "Lord's prayer" in Psalms *** but Pastor Miles simplifies it with: AWCIPA. Short, simple, and easily remembered. A: Admire; W: Wait; C: Confess; I: Interceed; P: Petition; and A: Admire again. 

His love never fails...His unfailing love is so wonderful "and may you have the power to understand as all God's people should how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.  May you experience the love of christ, thought it is too great to understand fully.  then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.  Now all glory to God, who is able, through his might power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."  Ephesians 3:15-20

Pastor Miles and I @ Hope Chapel Waikele 2010

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

His Holy Name: Creator

dets: greeting farm stamps, copics, and misc. paper and embelishments

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Colossians 1:15-17
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation foor through him god created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.  He made the things we can see and the things we can't see-such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.  Everything was created through him and for him.

This page has an image of Laminin, the cell adhesion molecule that is in the shape of a cross.  According to Wikipedia:
Laminin is a protein found in the extracellular matrix, the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the basement membrane. It is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit.[1] It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor the actual organs to the membrane.

A few years ago, I saw a video featuring Louie Giglio speaking of this molecule.  In his "How Great is our God" dvd talks about Lamini and how it relates to the wonders of God. God is so amazing that He does hold everything together and this molecule is a great example of this fact.  When I saw the video it blew my mind! 
Here is a clip of it:
(it's 8:44 mins but well worth it!)

My God is the Creator of all things!

Church gets a new playground! 6.17.2011

 The church gets a new playground for the kiddos! Although the ground (temporarily there is carpet and someone's foldable bed to cusion the kid's falls) isn't set up yet, they really had a blast testing out the new set up!
Thanks to all who gave, helped, and prayed for this blessing!

Sweet Sherilyn

My sister, Sherilyn, loves to do mani-pedis (can't wait to get the set: Glamour Girl just for her). She did mine last week so as a thank you gift I got her - Forever 21 music earings and a card. She loved and raved on and on about it!  Aww, thanks sis, I really feel special! 

a special gift for Sherilyn
dets: CS: Juliette-latte, white (walmart); Stamps: Wine Glass, Eat, drink and be merry, MA, simple celebrations; Copics: lipstick red and i forgot, sorry!

She's a very talented singer and piano player! 


First "paid for" card

My sister, Madeline, requested a special card to give to her friend on her birthday.  She recommended the colors and the type of card and waalaa!

Blessings to you ... wishing you a lifetime of love and joy

Super sweet cuz she paid me $5 bucks!  Ahh, keep the cash rollin' with the homies!
(any one who's seen clueless knows what I'm talking about!)

First $5 on the record books!
dets: CS: blueberry polka dots, blueberry, white (walmart); Stamps: blessings to you, love & joy, wild bouquet; Ribbon: organdy sugar polka dot ribbon; butterfly punch (non-a muse); Copics: 0, B04, RV29, RV17, RV25, YR04, Y13, G85.

Welcome, baby!

Congratulations, Melissa!
dets: CS: Juliet-Blush; Stamps: baby wishes; pink ric rack; basic grey colored buttons; copics-lots of pink!

baby pouch in 3D :)

Congratulations Melody and Jill!

It's graduation time! 
This season, Jill and Melody are the special people in my life who are celebrating this special occassion! Jill is getting her Master's degree at CSULB and Melody is a graduating senior from Pearl City High School in Hawaii!
Yay, Jill and Melody!
Congratulations, Jill!
dets: CS: yellow polka dots, white (walmart); stamps: Graduate, Tiny Martini, Party Time, Simple Celebrations; Other: Basic Grey colored buttons (white), Copics: i forgot, sorry!

You did it, Melody!
dets: CS: French Roast Vintage Cardstock, white (walmart); Stamps: Graduate, Simple Celebrations, Happy Everything, Copics: i forgot, sorry! 

Bridesmaids movie and Pearlridge with the BFF!

Bridesmaids was the funnest movie I've seen since the Hangover!  We had a great time watching this new type of chick flick, LMAO!!!  It's a recommend "must see" girly movie. After the movie we had a session of retail therapy at the mall.  Ahh, the joys of shopping with the bestie! For the first time in a LONG time, we rode the monorail and I just had to capture it on film...I hope you enjoy the pics!
Pearlridge was hosting "Ice Age" throughout the mall where they showcased mechanical animals during this period of time.  There were many neat displays and the most impressive (as usual) is where they have the kid's train.  Sorry, I didn't get pics of that.

a|s goodies in the mail!!!

My goodies are here! 

The deluxe kit comes with more than enough to get your a|s business rocking and rolling! It's a super sweet deal too, for $149, you'll receive products worth well over $350! You'll get: 
  • four 2011 studio sampler sets
  • the Harlequin Background stamp set
  • the Essential Sentiments stamp set
  • set of six clear blocks
  • sixteen A Muse Studio pigment ink pads
  • one Momento tuxedo black ink pad
  • six Copic Original markers
  • one Copic colorless blender 
  • a Double Scrubber
  • a bottle of Squeaky Clean 
  • one adhesive runner
  • one glue pen 
  • one bottle of diamond glitter
  • a solid paper starter kit, with 20 sheets in ten colors
  • a gingham paper assortment
  • a polka dot paper assortment 
  • a swatch ring
  • clear twinkle stickers
  • pearl twinkle stickers
  • an assorted pack of paper flowers
  • six spools of ribbon eight catalogs
  • business supplies and forms 
It's an amazing deal! Check out my webstore to sign up!

You'll be just as excited and estatic as I was when I got my goodies!

Swap Meet Adventures 6.11.2011

rain or shine, us girls are gonna sell you sumptin'

It was a fun day at the kam swap meet in Pearlridge, Hawaii. 

A long time ago, my brother, O and cousin, D; we would get up early Saturday mornings to sell our goodies...back then I was a 16-17 yr old teenager trying to make mulaah :) 

On this Saturday, we (my bff, bff's daughter, the bff's sister, bff's sister's daughter, and myself) had a very early morning start setting up the tent and all the goodies.  It sporadiacally rained throughout the 5 hours we were there, which worked out in our favor because each time it rained we had lots of new customers under our tent. We had over 10 bins of clothes, toys, baby bottles, a car seat, a lot of girly goodies, and a famous pair of sunglasses for sale.  The sunglasses became very poplular...i think due to the fact that it was the only thing left on my selling table.  Almost everyone who entered into our stall (in this order) picked them up, looked to see who it was made by, either tried it on or looked thru them, and then put it down.  All that but still no buyers.  Who passes up a great pair of sunglasses for $5 bucks?
This day, it was everyone who looked at it. 

The girls did a great job selling, they made over $100 bucks!  Me, I shopped more (I really didn't have much to sell) so I think I ended up in the red after the seller's fee. 
Oh well, C'est la vie.
It was an awesome adventure in selling goods. 

Although I didn't make all the big bucks that day, I did get a blessing by meeting and getting to pray for Kalihi Union Church's mission team to the Philippines.  Most of their goodies were donated by the church and I hope they walked away with a good financial blessing towards their trip.  Okay, I do feel bad and I'm sorry because I haggled over the prices for a Hello Kitty clipboard and a Hello Kitty photo album from $1 to $.50 cents.  I know that's bad especially since they are trying to make money for their trip.  I'm sorry guys, please forgive me!  They are very useful in my A Muse Studio business!  I will think and pray for y'all each time I use it.  How's that for redemption? 
All in all, it was a well worth adventure at the Kam Swap Meet!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6.13.2011 ~ Officially an A Muse Creative Consultant

It was three years ago I took my first cardmaking class with Jill Grace at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway, CA.  It was then I fell in love with the stamps and their products.  I've been an A Muse addict since then!  My very first stamp was "wild bouquet" and the "cupcake builder" set.  Although I misplaced my cupcakes and had to purchase a second set.  It was a very sad moment when my cupcakes went missing.  I cried to the girls in the lounge about it.  They were sweet and consoled me during this tough time. :(  Now for the good news:


I signed up and ordered the deluxe starter kit to become part of the a
s creative consultant team!

Yay, me!!! 

 I'm so excited and can't wait to create! 

I even rhyme! LOL... :)

Check out my webstore!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

His Holy Name Scrapbook

Click on picture for link to "Triple the Scraps" by Patter Cross
His Holy Name Challenge
I've been working on this scrapbook for a very long time! I haven't been consistent with it but hey, it's a work in progress. Patter Cross is a gifted, talented, and wonderful papercrafter who is the creative genius to this challenge. I found out about her and other talented crafters when I hung out at Christian Paper Craft Magazine online back in 2009. It's a wonderful site filled with inspirational and talent people. I haven't been there in awhile and they now charge for access. It's very low cost and worth every penny because of they are godly people who loves the Lord and enables you to do more crafty stuff!
Here are the beginings of the best scrapbook ever!

The front cover - "His Holy Name"
First Page - "Scrap for Christ"
Third page - "Prayer Changes Things"
Philipians 4:6-7
Each time I create page, I'll post it here with the link:

My page - Patter's page
Almighty God - Almighty God
Sovereign - Sovereign

Holy - Holy

Faithful - Faithful

Protector - Protector

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Many Rivers One Ocean

Memorial Day 2011

Many Rivers One Ocean - the theme in the Lantern Floating Hawaii

Every year for the past 13 years, Hawaii has celebrated the lives of passed on loved ones every Memorial Day. It's a free event that fills Ala Moana beach with thousands of islanders and visitors alike. The event is open to all with or without a religious preference but is lead by the Head of Shinnyo-en Buddhism - Keishu Shinso Ito. Floating lanterns is a Japanese tradition that started long ago. Its a beautiful ceremony with hula dancers, guest performers, and Japanese Taiko drummers. This beautiful tradition symbolizes the wish that all coexist in peace. As the lanterns are released into the ocean, it takes with them thoughts and prayers for all those victums in dispare and hopes of happiness and joy for all - past, present and future.
I was blessed to enjoy my first lantern ceremony this Memorial Day evening with my sister, Sherilyn. It was a very memorial day! As we got there we found a sweet spot in the shade of our vietnamese neighbor's tent which had a great view of the big screen. We also sat behind the host Billy V, a local tv host; so we ended up on TV! Well, kinda Sherilyn lovingly made sandwiches but we soon eyed some beachgoers with rootbeer floats which she decided to make the trip to gets some. Unfortunately, the beach started filling up and our neighbors took down their tent and my sister lost her landmark back to our spot. To top it off her cell phone lost reception and we had a horrible time communicating. She was lost and getting frustrated by the minute! Luckily another beach neighbor was able to keep an eye on our spot while I left to rescue my stranded sis. After that fiasco we got to watch the rest of the ceremony and join the line of those who had lanterns. In this line of lantern let-goers, we met a "special" person named Sam and his mom. Their lantern was in memory of his father who they lost a few years back. He took a liking to my sister and I which made him keep blowing out his candle so I could re-light it for him. It was a very "unique" moment! We ended the night at the beach by making up words to "Hawaii Aloha" because we forgot the hawaiian lyrics! We were not making fun of the song, we were improvising! After the beach we spent an hour at the mall before it closed for the night. It was a very nice and special night with my sister.
Until next time, sistah!!!

In memory of Josh, Ephraim Sr., Cheryl, Lulu, and Grandma, Grandpa, our fallen military men and women, and all those who lost a loved one.