Thursday, November 11, 2010

Local Girlz Rock!

A lot of my blogging friendships were formed years ago from the Hero Arts Flickr group, and back then, I never thought that I'd be starting and keeping up with a BLOG. It was a Hero Arts blog hop that started it all and it's been a fun ride ever since.

I've also met a lot of local girls in blogland and I'd like to share some cards and goodies that I've received from them.


Here's a card from Denise, one of the first local girls that I met. She was also the first stamper to introduce me to Dew Drops. 

We live on opposite sides of the island, and she's invited me to several stamping get togethers. Teri, too! I'm always flattered but I feel so OLD, compared to these talented gals. They could be my daughters!



Next are some goodies from Joy. She is quite the box maker and cardmaker. A while back, she was my blog giveaway winner and thanked me by sending me this. Check out the little Ketto card!


And for my birthday, I received this adorable box filled with crafting goodies. Totally unexpected, and so very sweet!

I also got to meet Joy by chance, when I served on jury duty this past summer. I had no idea she worked at the court house and I recognized her from her blog's avatar.

Small world! Well, more like small island.



Next is Shirley, who happens to live about 15 minutes away from me and makes the prettiest cards. She wanted to get together to do some ink distressing, but I think she did an excellent job on her own.

There's that little Ketto again!


I also shared a trapezoid box pattern with Debi from Hilo. In return, she sent me this cute little box filled with Hilo's world famous shortbread cookies......yum!

Sorry, the cookies are long gone.... 

Another Joy, the owner of Tamiko's, sent me this cute card when I won a set of Nesties for a Tamiko's challenge. And she always adds a sweet note and extra goodies, too.

Finally, I'd like to give a shout out to Ilissa. I was shopping at my favorite Long's Drugs store and she recognized me--probably from my avatar and the fact that I was buying some Hero Arts goodies--and made me feel like a celebrity! Ilissa, you made my day!

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By the time this post is up, I'll be sitting on a plane, catching the "red eye". My hubby's reward (for losing 20 pounds!) is a quick trip to Las Vega$ for the week. Hope I don't gain it all back with those yummy buffets...Is there a 24 Hour Fitness in downtown Vegas??

Thanks for your get well wishes and a special thanks to Kiara for sharing her family's "magic potion" that helped calm my cough.

Please visit here on Saturday, November 13th for a SWEEEEET birthday blog hop, complete with hidden giveaways. Bye!

23 comments:

  1. Vegas again! Love vegas! have fun and enjoy yourself and don't worry all the walking always burns off anything you could eat! Lovely post with beautiful cards and gifts from all your friends.

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  2. You are so fortunate to have found these crafty girls so near to you, Donna! Congrats on the weight loss and have a great time while you're away......all that walking will keep off those pounds!

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  3. Donna! Have a fun in Vegas! I'm sure you'll be fine! Just do lots of walking! Congrats to you hon, that's a wonderful accomplishment. :)
    Mahalo for sharing all those wonderful stories, cards and projects from those lovely island wahines. Have a wonderful time in LV! Hugs,

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  4. lot's of sweet treats from some great blogging friends! Have a safe (and fun) time in vegas!

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  5. lot's of sweet treats from some great blogging friends! Have a safe (and fun) time in vegas!

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  6. You are in GREAT company of freinds-near and far! And viva Vegas! Have a SWELL time ( I don't mean it literally)!

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  7. Congrats on the weight loss, Donna! Have fun in Vegas! Your island has some very crafty, and talented ladies!
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  8. Isn't it great that blogging brings so many friendships! Lovely gifts Donna, you truly deserve them as you are such a lovely blogging buddy to have! have a great time in Vegas hun, Jo x

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  9. Never mind about the age Donna - enjoy your stamping friends company!
    Your work is gorgeous - you know I´m one of your "fans" ;)

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  10. Hey Donna,
    Have an Awesome time in Vegas! Good Luck :)
    Hope to craft with you soon....you are not OLD...

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  11. You are such an inspiration Donna, in cardmaking and now in weight loss too! I better get on my treadmill! Congrats on your "loss" and hope to congratulate you on your "win" in Vegas! Have a wonderful trip! I'm the lucky one to have met you in blogland and still hope we can craft together one day, I still have plenty more to learn from you!!!

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  12. Have a wonderful time in Vegas Donna! What a great achievement and incentive too! You island gals are super talented!

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  13. Oh Donna your such an awesome person!! As I told you your work is beautiful and a daily inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing all types of ways to stamp and make cards. Congrats on you and your husbands weight loss and have lots of fun...and be ware of those vegas buffets. Have fun and don't forget to visit those 2 craft stores "M" and "J".

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  14. WOW! congrats on your weight loss! have a great time in Vegas! ;)

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  15. what a fab reward for your hard work! hope you are having a great time in "sin city".

    wow--lots of crafty island girls!

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  16. Donna I loved this post! So much inspiration to all the cards you posted. You are blessed with good friends. Enjoy at Las Vegas!

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  17. Oooh have a lovely time in Vegas Donna! You are such a lovely person which is why so many people send you such nice cards x

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  18. so so lovely Donna - as always dear!

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  19. awe...you are so sweet Donna! I am so happy to share my creations with you. I hope you can put those goodies to good use. love all the other cards you received. they are so pretty and yes, it's so much fun to get together with the ladies! love to get together with you soon! hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy yourself! love going to VEGAS! happy Friday =) hugs to you!

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  20. what sweet raks!! Hope you have fun in vegas and definetly get some craft shopping in :) have fun and good luck!!

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  21. have a wonderful and fun trip, Donna! =) thanks for sharing all the goodies, too.

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  22. Donna, have a blast in Vegas. I am envious.... I agree with Suzanne, all the walking will have your burning off anything you eat! Congrats on the loss.... enjoy the trip. Adore all the little creations you shared.

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  23. Glad the "potion" helps with your cough, Donna!! :) Have a fabulous time in Vegas, my sweet friend! Big congrats on your weight lost, I'm so so happy for you!

    I really enjoy your post, all those beautiful cards and friendship make my smile! I think it's a blessing to have so many caring crafty friends, don't you think?!! Big hugs!!

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