December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

We arrived back today from our vacation and we had a fantastic holiday. Thanks to everyone that stopped by over the past two weeks, I am looking forward to catching up on your blogs over the next few days as I we settle into the new year. I would like to wish you all a wonderful New Year filled with fun, creativity and success. I hope this year is a good one for each and everyone surrounded by those you love and care about.
Love Kazan

December 24, 2008

For my Dad

My Dad celebrates his Birthday in January but when you live so far away we need to get any cards and packages out early :) I made this one with him in mind for Regina's BBTB challenge. Not only do I love him dearly but he is such a Superstar in my eyes :). You can see the other Designers take of the Gift Cut from the New Arrival cartridge at: Bitten by the Bug
Hope you are having the best Holiday Week
Hugs Kazan

December 22, 2008

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is a Christmas song sung as a warm greeting from Hawaii. The song takes its title from the phrase of "Mele Kalikimaka," the Hawaiianized pronunciation of "Merry Christmas".
The reason I am wishing you all a Merry Christmas in Hawaiian is because that is where we are right now. We are on Waikiki Beach for the first week and then we head over to the Big Island of Hawaii to spend Christmas with Grandpa & Grandma. I am sure many you of remember the great excitement when I won this trip to Hawaii on The Ellen Show! I can't believe it was just a few short months ago on that crazy day in February when I was bouncing on stage next to Ellen and then after all the excitement she announced I had won a trip to Hawaii - whooo hoo - A week all inclusive including airfare at the Waikiki Parc Hotel! It was one of the most amazing experiences to be on the Show and to win such a fab prize. Ellen if you are reading this ;) - you rock! Well folks I hope that your Christmas is just as fabulous! No matter where you are celebrating, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Merry Christmas and and the most amazing New Year ever! Aloha Kazan

December 17, 2008

Hawaii here we come..

We finally leave for our long awaited trip to Hawaii. By dinner time tonight we will be settling into our hotel ready to begin two weeks of adventure and relaxation. Our first week we will spend at Waikiki Beach and then the second week we head on over to the Big Island to spend Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma. I am hoping to get a little blogging done while I am there - just wondering how great the Wifi is on the beach - will let you know ;)
These are a few of the many Christmas cards I made - and that is about the extend of my decorating this year. Our tree is up but it is the little tree in paradise at Grandma & Grandpa that will get to see all the action this year. Here's wishing you all a calm week before Christmas.

December 15, 2008

Fuzzy warm Puppy Love

Om-goodness I cannot believe Denver has reached a record low for the coldest temperatures in over a hundred years. It is really cold outside - brrr - with windchill factors dropping the thermometor down to -35'f. The girls and I are staying indoors today - Mommy is calling a Snow Day!
This week at BBTB the designers worked with Spot from the Paper Pups cartridge. He is soooo cute! You can see the rest of the teams work here: Bitten by the Bug
I am wishing you all a warm fuzzy Monday :)

December 12, 2008

The Girls in Beaver Creek

This week is rushing by and I feel like I still have a ton to do before next week even thinks about showing up. I did get some things checked off my list today including getting our sitter finalized so that we can attend the grand end of the year Holiday Celebration at Kev's work. An evening to dress-up, dance and enjoy good company. Should be a lot of fun! Next week is going to be crazier than ever as we get ready for our trip to Hawaii on much to do and almost no time to do it :) - as if the Holidays were not crazy enough! I am sure I am not the only one feeling the pressure to get everything just right but I honestly hope you are not feeling quite as tizzy as me :) Although it does feel good to know I am not alone out there...

December 10, 2008

Beautiful Colorado

One of the nicest things about living in Colorado is the Mountains. The girls and I took a quick trip up to Vail and Beaver Creek to spend a couple of days with our good friends, the Johnsons. We had a ball visiting, playing, skating and sledding. The weather was great and the company perfect.
This week over at BBTB we had to use the cricut cut Birthday Girl. I disgarded the girl word and kept Birthday to make a Birthday Wishes card. The other DT members all have very different interpretations of the same cut so be sure to check them out too: Bitten by the Bug
Things are pretty much back to normal here for the rest of the week :) Hope your week is going well too.
Hugs Kazan

December 7, 2008


This week at 2 Sketches 4 You the Design Team all worked with the wonderful versatile scoring tool called: Scor-it. They come in two sizes and the Scor-it Mini is perfect for card makers because it makes scoring and folding cards and smaller projects quick, easy and very portable! You can see the projects of the Design Team on 2S4Y and follow their tutorials through links to their blogs. To learn more about the Scor-it visit their Blog:
Surprise Treat Holder
Project is made for a 1.45oz Herchey's Candy Bar 1. Cut your paper to size 6"x6" 2. Score lines at 1/2" and 31/4"
3. Fold in at 1/2" to form flap and fold at 31/4" to form holder
4. Apply adhesive to inside flap and bottom of holder
5. Decorate the front of your holder
6. Take your ribbon and double it so that the lengths are a little longer than the length of your holder
7. Punch a round hole at the top of your holder and thread your ribbon through
8. Push your candy bar into the holder forcing the ribbon down all the way to the bottom 9. Tie a knot or bow at the top when you are done 10. When you pull the bow or knot the Candy bar will slide out along with it :)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy making this project too and get to share these special handmade gifts with those you care about most.
Hugs Kazan

December 4, 2008


I am so excited to reveal that I was selected to be one of two Card Designers for the really gorgeous Australian Scrapbook site called: Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe. They have a very talented group of artists on their team and I think my creative juices are going to be heading into overdrive with all the inspiration from them. Thanks a bunch ladies for picking me - this is going to be a fun ride :)

December 1, 2008


*I was excited to see that this project made it as one of CK Media's Online Gallery Featured Projects today - Yay!*
Over at Bitten by the Bug the design team worked with the awesome little Tree Box from the Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I wanted to make mine non-seasonal so I chose to make a Mothers Day keepsake box instead. All the other Designers did a fabulous job in this cut which you can see here: BBTB
Happy Tuesday Hugs Kazan