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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I had no choice...

tonight but to post something non-SU because I have no time to create anything! I'm hoping to have something to share tomorrow...I'm so busy working on cutting the rest of the kits for this weekend, and thank goodness I had help from the cutting fairy!
This card was my card for the September OCS for my second partner, Tammy Maxvill from Fun Paper Candy. I didn't even know that pink and green were her favorite colors! How cool is that? Please visit Tammy's blog if you want to be really inspired...I love all that she does! Of course, I had to use my favorite image, Sing, from TGF line... Here's the close up...
Also had to share this cute treat I made for my hairdresser, Crystal...I love the paper because it's so blingy...I had to ink up my Rockstar Anya...is that her name?? Got this sassy stamp from my GGF Joy...I finally put ink on it!! Please also visit Joy's blog for tons of inspiration...
The close up...
After this weekend, I will be back on track creating with my SU stuff...I just received My Digital Studio, SU's new digital software. I can't wait to create some scrapbook LO's with it, so stay tuned.
Also, don't forget if you have not signed up yet for the October one card swap, the deadline to do so is this Friday, October 2nd! Thanks for checking in on me today...you really made my day!!

Batty for this treat bag!

It's almost October and I feel like Halloween is almost over! Probably because I've started making alot of Halloween goodies early. I love Halloween and my wheels are turning to see what else can I use to make a neat treat bag?
Today, I used the Sizzix XL bag with scallops die (#114519) but didn't fold down the scallop flap. I used the DSP Cast-a-Spell (#115677) for this box and I love that the paper is double sided. This photo shows my box filled with eyeballs (chocolate candy). These eyeballs are so cute, but in our hot weather, they don't hold up too well! Guess we'll just have to eat them all tonight! LOL! I love this cute spider too! He's from a set called Batty for You (#116576) and the sentiment is from the set called Grateful Greetings (#116511). Here's a side view of the box. Sorry the photo isn't a real good one. That's what I get for rushing to take the photo at 5 AM! My treat in this shot is a bag filled with Halloween colored M&M's (green, orange, purple)...so cute! Got these at Safeway (Kailua)...
Thanks for dropping by today!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pillow Box Treat

Happy Monday! Another busy weekend! So what else is new huh! Seems like every weekend is a busy one for me.
While visiting some blogs, I came across this fabulous idea to make a cute treat holder using the pillow box die! I'm sorry I forgot where I saw it, but if you were the person who posted this, please email me and let me know so I can give you proper credit! The SU pillow box die is quite small, but perfect for small treats. My poor die has been sitting on the shelf taking a back seat to all the new dies that have been getting most of my attention so I was thrilled to find another use for this pillow box die. Here's what I made...I used adhesive to seal the seam of the box. Then I cut a small piece of DSP from the Cast-a-Spell pack #115677) around the middle section as shown. I didn't have any real sweet treats so these cute pens will have to do for this sample. I tied some 1 1/4" old olive striped grosgrain ribbon around the pens and used this sentiment from the Grateful Greetings set. I think it would be really fun to use some pixie sticks or a skinny candy bar for the treat. I guess I'll be looking for some fun treats so I can make more of these pillow box treats. Here's a closer look of the image and of the pillow box itself. Can you see it?? I took away the treats so you can see the box). I accented the ghost using my bashful blue marker and then I used my markers and blender pen to color the background. This ghost image came from the background stamp called All Hallow's Eve (#113264) and I inked up only the ghost. I punched this ghost image out using my curly label punch.
I hope your Monday is a good one! Hopefully, I'll be able to post more fun projects this week. Still working on my kits for this weekend's classes! Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

File Folder Tutorial

I'm sure there are a bunch of tutorials out in blogland for this cute file folder project, but this is my take on it. I received a super cute Hello Kitty file folder from my GF Tia and had to try my hand at making one too! After I posted the birthday file folder that I created, I've had some emails asking me if I would do a simple tutorial on it so here it is! For purposes of identifying the pieces in this tutorial, I will refer to the colors my Halloween sample. This is what you will need:
1 piece of black cardstock 7X9 (this is the main piece). You can substitute the cardstock for some heavy weight design paper). I will also abbreviate cardstock = CS
1 piece of pumpkin CS 4 1/2" X 7"
2 pieces of pumpkin CS 3"X3 1/2"
Optional designer paper strip 1 1/2"X7"
Score the 7"X9" black CS at 4"
Score the 4 1/2" X 7" pumpkin CS at 1 1/2". Attach pumpkin CS to the black CS as shown. Sorry, the 1 1/2" piece is hidden in the back of the top section of the black CS so the fold of the pumpkin CS is resting at the top of the black CS.
Here's another view after you have attached the pumpkin CS to the black CS.
Take the two 3"X3 1/2" pumpkin CS pieces and score every 1/2" inch as shown. Apply strip adhesive to the edges as shown.
Your piece should be facing this direction to apply to the main CS (black CS).
Attach one side of the accordian piece to the main CS as shown. Repeat this step for the other side.
Your project should now look like this.
Now attach the other edge of the accordian piece to the main piece like this and repeat for the other side.
Here is what your project should look like.
All the only thing left to do is to embellish it! Here's my finished project.
I just love this Sock Monkey stamp set! Sentiment is from the Grateful Greetings stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Was it simple enough? Looking forward to seeing your file folder creations! Thanks for stopping in today! I'm spending my morning at Pineapple Cove visiting ManLe!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wow! Giftcard Holder Class SOLD OUT!

I can't believe that the giftcard holder class scheduled for October 3 and 4 is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all of you who signed up for this class. I know you will enjoy this class! I can't wait to see all of you in October! Happy Friday!

Claudie's Rak and a couple more!

Here's the rak from Claudie that I promised that I would post...I just love this cute purse and it was filled with yummy candies and cookies!!! Thanks so much!! This cute card and images came from my GF Liann. So thoughtful of you to send me some cute images girl and I love this cute card!! Mahalo!
While I was out of the office for that one week, I came back to piles and piles of work and to my surprise, found this mystery envelope in the stack of work. A surprise card from Kyoko!! I love this gatefold card! The flower is so pretty and soft. Thank you so much!
I'm working on my tutorial, hopefully it will be up over the weekend! Wishing you all a fun and crafty weekend!!

Funny Feline

Happy Aloha Friday!! I made it through the week!! Well, today post is not a crafty post, but I had to share some fun photos of my silly kitty. If you are a follower, you know that my cat, Mochiko, loves to sit, sleep and take over my craft table, especially when I'm trying to create!! Dad says it's because she misses me and needs to be near me. Maybe it's true...Here are a bunch of photos I took of her the other night. You can see this, but her tail was madly swishing and making a thumping noise on my table all the time she looked so innocent! I was afraid of touching her because she might swat me.

She finally popped her head up. Does she look like she has an attitude? She really is a sweetheart.
Then, the other morning, I passed by my coffee table and all I see is this sticking out...what is going on cat???
I bend down and see this...hahaha!
I gotta say, this kitty knows how to relax...I need to learn! Hope you enjoyed these funny photos...I am working on a simple tutorial for that cute file folder that I posted earlier this week...this tutorial will show a Halloween folder, super cute!! Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

October 3 and 4 Class - Giftcard holders for the holidays!

I'm late for posting my announcement for the October class! The 4 classes this month kind of jammed me up! I thought I still had time! Anyway, here is a sneak peek of some of the christmas giftcard holders we will be making on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 at my home from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Class fee is $20 and includes materials for all of the projects you see here and more! You will need to bring your tool kits.There are 10 seats for each day available so please sign up ASAP! Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Reservations will be taken via email (on my sidebar). Don't forget, attendees receive a bonus project. We will be making a cute bonus, but I don't want to spoil it, so I won't say :)

Mail order kits are available too, please email me to inquire about the kits by mail.

I look forward to another fun class with you! Happy Thursday!

Meeting another island girl

Making new friends is always so exciting! Especially when it's another island girl! We had the pleasure of meeting Jenny from Hilo. She is such a sweetie! In addition to having a grand ole' time, the girls made raks for each other...I think it's kind of a local thing to always give little gifts. Jenny was so kind and also brought yummy treats that you can only get on the Big Island...thanks Jenny, the mochi was super yummy! I'm hoarding the brownies!! Here's a photo of some of the raks we traded...thanks so much ladies! (Sorry Claudie, I think I had your cute rak on the side cuz I was eating the goodies...I'll post it on tomorrow!I made little treat bags for the ladies something like this one anyway...I didn't take a photo of the actual ones I gave to them, but you can check out some of the blogs to see what they posted and ...I know, I know...these products are not SU!! I just had to use this cute image I got from a friend...this gathering was not a SU event, so I got it out of my system...are ya laughing at me??? I won't go into the details :)
Here's a couple of photos that we took...it was a blistering HOT day in Nalo country, can you tell?? Thanks Claudie for taking the pic!
Here's a photo that I took (this one's minus me).
From L to R ...Jenny, Janis, Joy, Claudette...sitting Linda and Denise. Thanks ladies for a FUN afternoon!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tin, boxes and a bonus

This year, we made belly bands to decorate three tins (which were included in the 50 tag kit). I wanted to keep it simple but elegant. Here's what I came up with. I love the soft suede (new in color) with the tempting turquoise. Embellished it with a scallop circle in white, a 1 3/4" circle using the brushed silver specialty paper and topped it off with a snowflake (it's a punch! #116628) in tempting turquoise, ribbon and rhinestone. We also made 2 boxes featuring the specialty designer paper from the holiday mini catalog called Christmas Cocoa Specialty (#116770). I love the flocked texture on this ruby red paper. The base of each box was made with the Sahara Sand CS.
Everyone loves bonus! Attendees of my classes are usually surprised with some kind of bonus project if I can think of one by the time the class day arrives. This month, we made 5 gift enclosure cards (3X3) featuring the stamps from the Sweet Season stamp set (#116471). The sentiment is perfect for a card to be attached to a sweet treat for the holidays.
Here's what the inside looked like. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.
Supplies: soft suede and tempting turquoise cardstock, DP from the holiday lounge paper pack and soft suede ink. Gingerbread man diecut (a non-SU item).
Thanks for coming back today for another peek! Til next year's tag class...I am thinking of cutting down the amount of tags next year, but it will still be fun! If anyone is interested, there are still a few kits left to purchase. Please email me to inquire.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sign up for the October One Card Swap!

Aloha! Sign ups for the October one card swap is now open! I almost forgot to make this announcement! Guess I was preoccupied with my tag classes as I had 4 classes this month instead of the usual 2. Before I share some info on the OCS (one card swap), I want to share the cool card I received from one of my partners, Gracie W.! Gracie created this card using acetate and looks like her nestie dies. Is this cool? Love it Gracie! Thank you! Here's what it looks like when it's opened up. Can you see the acetate?
Here's the card that I made for Gracie. I just had to use some of my cute images. This stamp I received from my GGF Michelle. Thanks Michelle, I love this image, it is one of my faves because she's an island girl!
Here's a close up...I hope Gracie liked my card!
Okay, now for the important information on how you can sign up for October's one card swap! THE SWAP WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2. I WILL NEED SOME TIME TO PAIR YOU UP AND EMAIL!
If you are interested in joining us for October's one card swap, please leave a comment on this post. Then, if you are a returning player, you do nothing else but wait til the sign ups are closed. I will match you up with a partner and send you an email with all of the info. If you are a NEW player, in addition to posting a comment to play, send me an email (email on right sidebar) with your full name, mailing address, email address and blog address if you have one. I will now be including blog addresses as I think it might be fun to see who your partner is in blogland. You do not need a blog to participate! Some info for new players - this is a one card swap, no other goodies or raks should be sent with your card, just the card. This swap was started because some people wanted to trade cards and ideas and not be obligated to send anything else but the card...make your card special! You're only making one! You can write a nice note inside of the card to your partner, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Your card creation is not limited to any one company - use what you have and be creative! I love looking at everyone's creations! Thanks to all of you who participated in the past and for making this swap such a success! I am looking forward to lots of players! Last month, we had 50 players!! Whoo hoo!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The 50 Tags

I made it through another year of 50 tags! It was another crazy month of planning and kit making but it was worth it! For this month's class, we made 10 each of the five tags. Here are the tags. I used the Scallop Square sizzix die. This one is an SU exclusive. The scallops are smaller and closer than the regular sizzix die that is also available. Loving the new modern label punch. The sentiment is from the level 2 hostess set called Christmas Punch. Cardstock is ruby red and old olive. The next two dies were cut from the 2 tags sizzix die and this is a Shelli exclusive sizzix die. I love the idea that it cuts 2 tags at one time. Here's the first tag...the snowman is from the Two Cool Dudes stamp set. I framed it with a brushed silver circle (1 1/4"). The sentiment is from Berry Christmas (holiday mini).
Here's the second tag that the die cuts. The cool thing about this tag is that it already has a score mark, the slit to tuck the bottom of the tag in and the hole to insert your cord. I dressed this tag up by running it through the big shot in my embosing folder. This is the Finnial Press folder. Image is from Sweet Season. Cardstock for these two tags - Bermuda Bay (new in color).
Here's the inside of the tag.
Another simple tag. Images from the Berry Christmas set (poinsetta) and the flourish came from Gifts of Christmas. The sentiment is an oldie but goodie set called All Holidays and it's still available! I did use some dew drops for the center of the poinsetta.
The final tag was using the top note die. We then embossed it using the new embossing folder (holiday mini) called Petals-a-plenty. I love the embossed look. The sentiment is from the hostess level 2 set Christmas Punch and cut out using the scallop oval punch.
Here's the inside.
Also included in this kit was three tins and materials to make 2 boxes to hold the tags. I'll be posting those tomorrow! If you ordered a kit and need any help, please feel free to email or call me. Most of the work has been done for you and pretty much are ready to just assemble. I think these photos are enough to help you complete the tags.
Thanks for your visit today! It's great to be back at work. Love the a/c since it is still really hot here in the islands. Busy is the word for me, but the day goes by really fast!! Hope your Tuesday is good one!