Friday, August 26, 2011

Aloha Initative

Thank you to John and Cyndi, who opens up their home to Aloha Initiave.  They host friends from Japan, those who were affected by the tsunami and earthquake.  They not only open up their home, but their hearts. 

I had an opportunity to visit with our Japan friends, most names have been forgotten but their smiles and laughter are forever in my hearts.  Most of the visitors where 18 to 25.  They have big hearts and warm smiles.  It was a blessing to be a part of this, even for one night.  I hope that this will not be the only time I get to visit with them.

Thanks so much!
dets: all a|s~CS: sugar and fern; Stamps: life's a breeze, sea shells, keep swimmin', ovalicious, friend to friend; Other: papaya
grosgrain ribbon.
In my card, I sent Cyndi a letter hoping to host a workshop to make greeting cards.  I hope and pray that she would be open to do it! 

*Keeping my fingers crossed!*

Grand Opening ~ Sunday, August 28th 3-6pm

Pencils good enough to eat!
Who say's writing is a pain?  With these pencils, you can't help but devour them one by one! 

You're invited to my A Muse Studio Grand Opening!
This Sunday, August 28th, 2011
3PM to 6PM
a wonderful fun night of creative fun!

With *A*Muse*A*Palooza* going on at A|S, my goal is to have 3-4 workshops by September 30th.  Help me succeed~book a party!  Let's have fun creating great and fabulous projects! To celebrate this momentous goal, I'm inviting a bunch of friends~those who helped me succeed~ to
Amuse Wine Bar
at the Honolulu Design Center!
What a great and awesome way to celebrate success!
Fun and wine!  Fantastic!

email me for more directions or to book a party~
analynm808 {at} gmail {dot} com

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Spotlight ~ School Days

It's that time again, the Montly Spotlight is ready for consumption!!!!
This month A Muse Studio's theme is
**School Days**

With school back in and Summer is over, it's the perfect time to play with A Muse Studio's stamp sets!
On Sale till September 15th:

School Days
Rock Star
Personal Stationary
The Mighty Jungle
Past Due

and the cordinating cardstocks ~ Collegiate:

Winter Sky
Easy to order online at my webstore:
for orders over $150 ~ email me for free products!
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Happy School days!

Monday, August 8, 2011

His Holy Name ~ Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy

Revelation 4:8
"Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out.  Day after day and night after night they kept on saying, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty - the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come."

They say in the old times (don't quote me on this) that if you say something 3x it is really important. So God must be HOLY! Can you imagine, in heaven, they cry out 24-7, non-stop, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Almighty!"  Wow!  And God does deserve that much praise! 
I love the song that comes with it:

It pretty much covers all of what I would say in words!

Friday, August 5, 2011

CAS-ual Friday ~ Glitzy Glue Dots

What's shakin'?
dets: all a|s unless stated: CS: sugar and watermelon; Stamps: tini time; Inks: bubblegum, lichen, papaya,
and a muse dye black; Other: glue dots-memory book and a|s diamond glitter

up close glitz up glue dots
This week at CAS-ual Friday is:
click on link to CFC #14
It was a challenging card because I really don't like to use glitter or glue dots.  Glitter can get very messy and for some reason glue dots does not stick well with me.  If you take a look at the up close shot, the glue dot on the left side is not perfectly round.  I don't know why that happens. 
Anyone have any ideas?  

It was a fun challenge nontheless.  I got a chance to play with this month's spotlight "Tini Time".  I am in love with this set.  I love how the bubbles and starlight things came out.  I masked the top papaya starlight thing and was very impressed how it turned out.  I actually just covered it with a piece of paper and I was afraid the corner was going to show up. If you looked close enough, you can actually see it.  It's a good thing all you get is my photo.  Which reminds me, I've got to get a better camera (I'm using my camera phone) and a light box.  What I have now is horrible but it'll have to do.

Happy Friday everyone! 

Tini time is on sale till August 15th!
Shop at my webstore!

Thank you, Marie!

Thank you, Marie
dets: all a|s unless stated~ CS: sugar and buttercup; Stamps: a muse art stamps: wine and cheese,
and lemonade, a|s tini time, essential sentiments;
Inks: a muse dye black; Copics: BG10, RV25, R17, Y17, BV08, Y13, E99, and V15;
Other: mini dots, multi

Today, I made steps to re-establish my hawaii roots.  I opened up an account at First Hawaiian Bank and got my very own 808 phone number.  I was supposed to get my hawaii license but my sister had someone making repairs at her house.  By the time the repair guy was done it was 2pm.  We left the house at 3pm and Kapolei dmv closes at 4pm. 
There was no way to make it out there in time with traffic. 

At FHB, the Customer Service Rep, Marie was so nice I wanted to send her a thank you note.  She was so sweet and explained everything about my new checking account.  Which reminds me to hook up my online ;p We had a chance to talk about many things-living in Hawaii and family.  Her daughter will be in college attending a school in New York.  They will be taking a trip to the Big Apple in a week.  Traveling to other places is so exciting!   

Its a great way to make a new friend and to continue to get awesome service at the bank. *wink* It reminded me of when I used work for the credit union.  We had our favorites and our un-favorite customers.  Of course we would be more lenient to those who were nicer.  Treat others how you want to be treated.  The golden rule. 

We briefly discussed my A Muse Studio business and I hope I can one day gain her as a new customer!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Olive you!

Olive you!
dets: all a|s unless stated: CS: sugar, buttercup, buttercup polka dot; Stamps: Tini Time, ovalicious, and swanky backgrounds,
Inks: lemon whip, papaya, and amuse dye black; Other: mini dots, muliti
Two cards in one night!  I'm on a roll! lol...This second card is going to my previous sweet and dear manager: Mildred.  On FB she has posted two pictures of the gang drinking and I thought this was very appropriate.  I miss her and she was the best manager to work with. 
Mildred, I'm waiting for you to come out to visit me here! ;p
I got a chance to get her a few Hawaiian goodies: chocolate covered macadamian nuts, honey roasted mac nuts, Hawaiian Ice Tea (to be mixed with water); a few white rabbit (filipino candy); this card and a Hawaii post card.  Her birthday was this past July 27th. So I'm gonna send her some Love from Hawaii.  I hope she likes it! 

Both stamp sets are on sale till August 15th! 
Hurry up and save!

SC343 ~ Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You
dets: all a|s unless stated ~ CS: sugar, sage, and sage gingham; Stamps: sea shells, life's a breeze, and birthday greetings;
Inks: fern, grass, and amuse dye black; Copics: YG67 and YG13
So I've been hanging out at SplitCoast Stampers and I'm really liking their challenges.  I've told myself that I really want to excel in my trade (cardmaking).  Participating in these challenges are a way to get my creative juices flowing and allows me to stretch myself.  
At the lounge, we had a chance to call Lara to pratice our booking calls.  It was such a great idea and with a bonus: we get a stamp set ~ FOR FREE!!!
All we had to do is call.  It was on like Donkey Kong!  I did have to wait almost 45 minutes but it was well worth it.  Lara said I did a really good job *pats myself on the back* and she gave me lots of great tips! It was super fun!  I did say a lot of umms and wells.  I gotta practice not doing that.  It wasn't really well rehearsed, just kinda went with the flow. 
I already had a stamp set in mind (clever girls-pg 55) but I had to ask if we could choose from the new catty.  OMG!!!  Now I can't decide!!!  lol...
I think I'm going to stick with my original choice. 
 I'm a clever girl by calling and doing a good job. 

All stamp sets can be purchased at my webstore:

email me if your order is over $150, you'll get $25 in FREE STUFF!!!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

True Hero

True Hero
PFC Derek McConnell
On the OWH (operation write home) blog featured a story about a wounded warrior.  PFC Derek McConnell was injured on July 23, 2011.  He sustained injuries by an IED.  More information is on Caring Bridge's website.  It is written by his mother.  Its a bittersweet journey that she's going through.  Take a few minutes to read and sign her guest book. 

I found my video about my True Hero.  I was really stoked that I still had it because I thought I lost it forever when my Dell laptop broke. 

I hope you enjoy this video.  Please continue to pray for our military men and women; and their families.
in memory of JPM
12.06.77 ~ 07.24.07

Monday, August 1, 2011

Clean and Simple {CAS129}

Happy Belated Birthday
dets: all a|s unless stated: CS: sugar and bubble gum gingham; Stamps: birthday builder, classic alphabet, a very merry un-birthday,
cleaver girls; Inks: papaya and memento black; Other: pearl stickers and crayola colored pencils

My first Clean and Simple challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers.
This week have been full of firsts...first Mojo Monday, CAS-ual Friday and now this one.  Today's Mojo Monday was kinda difficult, the center of the card was a circle and I don't have anything to make circles.  I could of used a soup can for an outline but I would rather get a big shot and nessabilites.  But that's another $200 bucks or more...hehehe.  This hobby can get expensive!  It's okay, its well worth it.  When I used to go to stamp classes, they would all say "at least it's better than drugs cuz u get something out of it." Very true...drugs, no bueno~stamping~muy bueno. ;p

Last night I completed the A|S August Blog Hop, which was a lot of fun!  I can't wait till next month!  I got goodies in the mail today, filled with the July spotlight:
A Neighborhood Block Party.
I can't wait to see what Julie has for our RTRW (ready to roll workshop) for these stamp sets!
I'll be planning a 'Tini Time open house, hopefully in a week.
Email me to RSVP to this event!
analynm808 {at} gmail {dot} com

Order July spotlight special~Good thru Aug. 15th!


August Blog Hop

Summer Breeze
dets: all a|s unless stated: CS: sugar, sage, gingham: bubblegum, buttercup and sky;
Stamps: life's a breeze and a muse art stamps-heart line;
Inks: french roast, papaya, cranberry, and memento black; Other: yellow floss and green toothpick

Summer Love

"If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Samantha's blog, and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.
 I'm second on the list.

This month we were asked to create a project on what summer means to me.  Summer reminds me of love and the beach.  Living in Hawaii, we get to go to the beach all year round but so much so in the summer with school out of session.  I don't have kids but I have a group of teens at my church who always talks about going to the beach during the summer. 

The love of my life does not live on the islands, (by choice), so I wanted to make a card dedicated to him.  I wish he was here and so I made a special "mung and pung" chair set. 
It's my version of "his & hers". 
I love the gingham paper ~ I finally opened it up (from the starter kit) and had a chance to play with it. The colors and design are so pretty! 

I went to my cousin's BKP 1st anniversary party and they performed their own version of 
"Summer breeze".  BKP stands for Broke Kids Project.  It's a collaboration of teens (from our church) making music.  The music is not strictly christian music but a mix of their musical talents. I'm so proud of them, I wish I had a video from last night to show off.  

I'll just settle for Jason Mraz's mix ~ Enjoy the video before you're off to your next stop! 

Now on to your next stop Tamra Grandi's blog.

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