Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thinking of you Today

Here is my last card share this week...

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile it On - Thinking of You Challenge

Stampotique - monochromatic challenge

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - card sketch challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Layout Share...

Believe it or not, I did a layout! I just adore the pics that my kids took for Valentine's Day. I just had to scrap them!

I created the hearts by free cutting them from burlap. The hexagons are scraps left over from a lattice die cut. The heart frame and frame background are all a single layer that I created and printed out from photoshop.

I'm entering this in the challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Uncle Buddy Comes to Town.

My mom and dad's baby, Buddy, is here for a visit. Don't worry Mom, he's not in jail. He's been a good little guy since he's been here... He's only eaten one squeaker :oD

We hope you are having a good time. Say Hi to grandma for us!

Thinking of You

This card is stamped all in one layer using the Embroidered Blooms stamp set from PTI. The sentiment is from the Blooming Button Bits set also from PTI.

EDITED: Also adding a matching envelope...

Here are the challenges and blog hops that I'm entering my card in:


PTI BLOG HOP - Sweet Spring

Pile it On - Thinking of You Challenge
Crafty Creations - Keep it Simple Challenge
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday and Congratulations

It's a busy time of year for the Kurihara/Moore family with lots to celebrate! On our way! Hmmm... is there one too many kids back there?

That calls for a family lunch at Buca di Beppo!

Five Birthdays and a Graduation!

Time to blow out the candles!

Jim's really getting into it!

Thanks for joining us in our celebrations!

We hope you all had a FUN-Filled weekend!

The first Christmas Tag of the Year!

The last few years I've tried to make one Christmas tag each month. That leaves me with 12 nice tags come Christmas time... This year I got a late start and am already one tag short. But better late than never... here's my first tag of the year:

I picked a bird out of the Birdy Up stamp by Kira Nicols as my focal image. I'm not sure that it's an owl, but it sure is a cutie!

I'm entering this envie in the Stampotique Heart in your Art Designer Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Camera

I got a new camera... Panasonic of course ;oD It's small, so it fits in my running shorts pocket. It's light, so it doesn't pull my shorts down. It takes good night pics without a flash AND it has a really COOL panoramic mode. Check this out!

Hold the button down and pan the camera around to capture the picture... no having to piece the picture together later, no seams, no having the panorama cut short. I LOVE it!

My friend, Mary asked me to take pictures of the inside of the trailer, so she could see it. Jim just redid it. He has the option now of leaving the bed down in a twin size while still have seating for two at the table. I've been busy sewing covers for 9 new cushions for the last 3 weeks. He gave it a test drive this week at the desert and said that it worked great. Of course, if we both go, we'll still have to take the table all the way down to setup the bed, queen size.

So, using my new, very COOL panoramic mode, here is the view inside standing in the door way:

Here is a view from the other side of the trailer looking back to the door:

I had a little extra time after finishing the cushions to take an old t-shirt of Cheryl's and turn it into a t-shirt for Jena-girl. Our neighbor always said that she looks like a hippie... so here she is, our hippie-girl:

While camping, she wears her shirt and curls up into her blanket at night, and she's toasty warm :oD

I hope that everyone is having a WONDERFUL weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feb. Card Kit - part I

This card kit from Beth this month was WONDERFUL!!! Since I'm entering my cards in so many different challenges, I'm splitting my card kit reveal up into 4 posts.

This is my first project and the one that I had in mind when I first looked at the card kit. It is a gift box and tag for my niece's birthday:

No challenges for this one. It's just pretty packaging for my niece. She and her friends thought it was pretty, so that is better than a challenge win :oD
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out my next three posts for other kit projects!

Feb. card kit - part II

Here is another card using the Scrappin' Mojo February card kit from Beth.

This is a birthday card using the card kit and a freebie digital image from All Dressed Up. I also used the sketch from the All Dressed Up blog and will be entering this in their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Feb. Card Kit - part III

Here is another card using the Scrappin' Mojo February card kit from Beth.

This is a birthday card using the card kit and a cute digital image from Dilly Beans called Amalia's Heart. I designed the card and Cheryl put it together, since I was so busy working on the trailer cushions. She did a GREAT job and I really LOVE how it came out!

I'm going to enter this in the Dilly Beans Hearts and Love challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Feb. Card Kit - part IV

Here is my last project using the Scrappin' Mojo February card kit from Beth.

I started with the speech bubble die cut. I decided that I wanted to use the outer portion of the bubble, but I wanted it printed. I took out my stamps and decided that since my background stamping leaves a lot to be desired, that I would print a pattern on it. I taped the frame to the paper and printed out a nice blue design. When I pulled the frame off... SURPRISE!... I had this cool reverse print.

Well, that left me 3-speech bubble options. I was inspired and made 3 cards:

I'm entering these in the Crafty Creations Keep it Simple challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit the other ladies in the card kit to see what they have created:

Beth -
KimP - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Diane -
Terri -
Mary -
KimO - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Jan - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Niki -

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Art Envie

This week I won this FABULOUS envelope from the stamp designer Roc.

She has inspired me to create my own envelope art... Here it is:

I picked a couple cute bunnies out of the LINE UP stamp by Kira Nicols as my focal image.

I'm entering this envie in the Stampotique Perfect Pairs Designer Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
And Thanks Roc for the WONDERFUL envelope and the inspiration!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Start of a Season

Tonight as the first Galaxy game of the season... well, the pre-season anyway. Galaxy played Shirak (an Armenian team) There were more Shirak supporters there than Galaxy!

It's been a while since we drove to Home Depot Center. Tonight we got a glorious sunset on our way:

Wait a minute... who are those guys?!! Galaxy made a lot of changes. We have some new names to learn...

Cheryl says... "Mom your camera sucks!" Yeah, my camera doesn't take very good pictures in the dark. Thanks, Cheryl! I think I deserve a new camera ;oD

Thanks for stopping by... Oh, and Galaxy won 2-1! Go Galaxy 2014!!!

Thank You

There is a new challenge blog on the block called Sketch N' Dies. I used MFT oval scallop die and LJD Pretty Poppies stamp set to make this card.

Visit Sketch N' Dies to see some other great cards and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!