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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gotta be spontaneous

I was planning to share more with the new sizzlet dies that I bought from J's last week...you know, the rest of the dies that go with that cute reindeer that I posted on the pillow box. Anyway, got a call from one of my sweet friends Coco and her daughter's bday is on Friday. That's right!, Halloween! What a fun birthday! Anyway, she was in a bind for ideas for goodie bags and so here is what I came up with. It's that easy one sheet bag I created using a tutorial by Beate Johns. You can find that tutorial HERE. Anyway, I used my Happy Birthday jumbo roller with black ink and rolled on pumpkin pie and only orange cs since I needed to make 24 of them and ran out of only orange :) We're going to finish making them at lunch today so got everything all prepped!
Stamp set is Batty For You. I love this set. I used 5 of the 8 images for these bags. Happy Birthday, Kacie!I wanted to share this pic of my son's soccer team called Nakoa Makaha. The season just ended last week Saturday and they were tied for 1st place! Everytime I go to these games, I get so nervous watching, I must be wierd. But anyway, 2nd place was still awesome for these boys. Here's a pic at the potluck after the game with their medals...hubby is the coach (on the left) and Nolan is on the far right...Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! I've gotta get a move on and finish up my kits!! Did I say that yesterday?

I hope I get to post on Friday since I'll be busy with finishing kits and also my Halloween treats to give to co-workers and friends...the pressure is on!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another cute box

Happy Wednesday! When we had lunch last week, I got this cute treat box from Cheryl. She created this after seeing all of those cute boxes created using the new SU Sizzix envelope die. The die Cheryl used is also a Sizzix die but an old one, probably not in circulation anymore. Just the perfect size for little treats. The tag is a spellbinders die and the stamps are both from Dandelion Designs. I just had to get that treat stamp, so that's why we ended up at J's! Thank you Cheryl for my treat box!! and for helping me spend my money! haha! JK!!
Funny because I started thinking that I must have this die somewhere in my stash and I was right!! I was super excited that I had it and that I could duplicate this treat box! Then I was thinking of alternatives, I think too much yeah? but anyway, I thought anyone could make a similar box without this die since you can't find it, except maybe on ebay? So, if you want to make one of these boxes, here's my take on how I made a box similar to the one I got from Cheryl.
I started with a piece of cardstock (used Pumpkin pie) 3" x 10 1/2" long. Score at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4" and 9". Turn the paper and score at 1 1/2". Cut as shown. This is kind of like that 2, 4, 6, 8 box...

Added adhesive on the end and attached the ends together.

Should look like this:

Then adhere the bottom flaps to close.

Then, I used my super jumbo (blue) marvy punch and punched out 4 black circles
Scored them in half

And attached them to the box! Added a strip of designer paper and that's it! Easy huh! Saved yourself some $ to buy a different die :)

Here's what my finished box looked like. I used this cute Halloween ribbon I got from Fay last year...Thanks Fay! Remember this?!

I just love this stamp "Treats Only Please"...is that cute, or what!? If you create one of these boxes, don't forget to post a link so I can see it!
Thanks for coming by today...I'm off to make a couple Hello Kitty backpacks for my co-worker's grand daughter!

LCWC #15

This week, we are doing a color combo challenge and it's already challenge #15! I love the colors Jen chose. It looks like a great holiday color combo and if you know me, I'm a non-traditional christmas color person. Here is the combo we are following this week. If you want to check out more color combos, check out this site: http://www.colorcombo.com/
Here's what I came up with for this week. We used our Hanna Stamps again. I just love this hula Hanna! Remember, if you want to play this week, check out the details on Jen's blog - Pieces of Me. Why you should consider playing? There is a prize for the winner she selects!!

Here are the DT that are playing this week - go check 'em out!
BTW, there is still time to get in on the sale going on at Little C's! You have til the end of this week to get 35% off of your order (some exclusions, see Little C's site for details).
See you back here tomorrow...I have a cute Halloween box to show you that I got from Cheryl and my take on how you can make it if you don't have this Sizzix die. Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Reindeer Pillow Box treat

Happy Monday friends!! Boy the weekend went by so fast. It rained all weekend! I think there is a storm passing through, or is winter here already?
Well, remember I said that I bought a whole bunch of goodies from J's Knicknacks on Friday? I love everything I bought!! Here's a cute little treat I made by cutting out this pillow box with acetate. The pillow box is a sizzix die and I believe the acetate is actually one of those clear report covers I got from Fisher. The die is from a set of 4 sizzlets called Winter Set #3 and includes dies of a Santa, a Snowman, a Penguin and this cute Reindeer!
I didn't have any Christmas candies, so I stuffed in a pack of sixlets and then wrapped around some 5/8" red grosgrain ribbon. It looked kind of blah, so I added a scallop circle punched out using my marvy mega punch (Kiwi Kiss CS). Final touch was to add some gold cord. I already die cutted and assembled all 4 characters, so I will be posting them as soon as I'm done creating something with them!
Come back tomorrow for another fantastic LCWC! It's a color challenge!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cute little Liesel

Our neighbors dog is such a cutie. Her name is Liesel (german name) and she was owned by Grandma Ahsam (who was the sweetest german lady) but she recently passed away so Donna & Chris (Donna is Grandma Ahsam's daughter) are Liesel's new mommy & daddy and they just adore her to bits. Nolan loves to go over and play with her because he always wanted a dog. Of course, this is before we got Mochiko. Don't let Mochiko know that a cat wasn't Nolan's first choice! haha! Anyway, here are a couple pics of Liesel at one of Nolan's play days with her...
While shopping at Cute Stuff one day, I found this stamp and just had to buy it so I could make Donna a bunch of cards. Here's one of the cards I made for her. The ribbon is kind of big, but I like it anyway...

Hope you are all having a nice and relaxing Sunday. I went shopping at J's on Friday and bought alot of new things, so I will be playing with them and hopefully be able to post some of the projects that I made with them.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Island Girl Bloggers

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but you know how that goes...never enough time in a day!!

Lately, I've been trying to visit more blogs and I've been discovering that there are a whole bunch of new bloggers right here in my back yard! What I mean is that they are island girls and I have recently been enjoying their creations! I'm also trying to leave comments on more blogs too as I know that you really feel the love when people share their comments with you!

When you have some time and want to see creations with some island flavor, check out these island girls...and if I have not yet discovered you and you want to be added to my blogroll of island girls, please leave me a post with a link to your blog so I can add you on and pay you a visit!

Christina - The Coloful Side of Me

Fay - My Stamping Creations

Denise - Denise Loves Stamps

Jamee (Denise's daughter) Pink Beach Ball

Jodi - Inked Inspirations

Jodie - Hawaiian Angels

Joy - A Place to be Me

Michelle - Mushi's Creative Inspirations

Jenn - Kiyomi Krafts

Enjoli - Stamping Under the Sun

Jean - Dandelion Designs

Jean - Stamping Spot Studio

Maureen - My C.A.S.E Studies

Eunice - A Star for Chiemi

Cheryl - Life is Sweet

Jen - Pieces of Me

Angie - My Boat

Lori - Love to Dream, Skyz Da Limit

Maria - Stampin Inspirations

Marie - Aloha & Mabuyhay!

Tina - Tinchu's Designs

Colleen - Created with Aloha

Happy Aloha Friday! Friday gets here so fast! Here is a cute bag made out of only one 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of paper. Got this idea from Joy the other week. Want to make one? You can follow the tutorial created by Beate Johns, Here is the tutorial she did for Splitcoast stampers called One Sheet Box.I can't get enough of this cute 'n sweet lamb image called "Ewenice" by High Hopes. Got this from Little C's - check it out! You can still get 35% off your entire order (some exclusions) til the end of this month!

Here is a side view of the box. Paper is by Basic Gray (remember this paper girls?).

Hope you all have grand plans for a fun weekend! I'm cutting paper for my giftcard holder kits. I have only a few kits left if anyone is interested. Please email me to let me know!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My friend, Frank

As Halloween gets closer, I knew I just HAD to make some of these Frankies! Aren't these adorable? I made one for all of the peeps at the Hawaii State FCU Alii Branch. These people treat me so kindly, so on occasions, I try to remember them with something special. Hey Joy, I made one for you too!
Of course, I am not the originator of these cute treat holders. I got the whole idea from Cambria Turnbow's blog called Stamp a Little Love Baby. Cami has some super duper ideas and tutorials - go check out her blog HERE! She made Frankie and Frankette...she was really cute, but I thought that mass producing Frankies was a job in itself! haha! Thanks to Wini who gave me a hand on Saturday to finish up these guys...
Don't they look so cute all huddled together?? Will the REAL Frankie please come forward? Thanks for dropping by today!
Aloha Friday is tomorrow and I will be sharing a cute bag using one sheet of paper that Joy taught us how to make.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Hello Kitty

I love Wednesdays! The middle of the week is always welcomed because I know there's only two more days til the weekend!
After I got this cute rak from Joy with the Halloween Hello Kitty on it, I knew I wanted to make a Halloween Hello Kitty using my Sizzix diecut.I used a thin chipboard to cut out the head only from this die (this die comes with the whole body and some overalls that she is wearing). It was easy to cut off the just the head portion. I know that doesn't sound right, but you know what I mean :) I then cut out a witches hat (by hand, no diecut) to go on her head. Found this star punch which was just the right size!

For those of you who don't have these cute Hello Kitty dies, you might want to know that although these dies are super duper cute, they are a big pain in the behind to cut out the whiskers in black and the nose (I used So Saffron CS) and then glue them in place. I guess I did it because I love the kitty...
I attached it to one of those cute backpacks. This one was easier as I did not double the top note (flap of the BP and the envelope pocket). I added a rhinestone brad to the front of the pocket and of course velcro dots.

Here's a side view of the finished project. This cute Halloween goodie was made for Sunny. Daughter of my friend Barbie.

Cardstock: Pumpkin pie, basic black, so saffron
DSP is from a Halloween paper pack which is now retired (SU)
Hello Kitty Sizzix Die
Accessories: rhinestone brad, striped grosgrain ribbon
Hope you are excited as I am that it is the middle of the week! Come back tomorrow to meet some new friends.

LCWC #14

Here it is! Blogger must've been playing a trick on me, cuz I went back on just to see and now it's here...go figure.

Anyway This week, LCWC #14 is a sketch challenge, Jen created this neat and simple sketch for us to follow using our Hanna Stamps and no sentiment.Here is my take on the sketch. Sorry, but I had to add a ribbon even though the sketch didn't call for one :)
I applied some crystal effects in the coconut drink to make it look like liquid, but I guess the area is so small that it didn't show up in the photo. Again stickles on her skirt - it seems to work for me on this image but if you notice, I used a darker shade of green this week.

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip (Sorry, forgot the name of the DSP as it was a scrap piece!)
Images - Hula Hanna (get them at Little C's!)
Image was colored with copic markers except for the Hanna's top, I used Regal Rose (SU).
Accessories: Stickles, crystal effects, flower punch, rhinestones, 5/8" regal rose grosgrain ribbon, Marvy Giga scallop oval punch

Please check out the creations from other design divas who played this week:
Jen, Maria, Ellie. Risa. Jean

Wanna win a prize? Create a card using the above sketch and post a comment with your link on Jen's blog - Pieces of Me. Check out her blog for all of the details!

Mahalo for your visit! Hello Kitty Halloween creation to be posted tomorrow!

OMG! What's up with blogger???

OMG! Today is LCWC #14 and I created a post last night for my take on this week's challenge. Well, this morning, all the photos on my post were gone as I went back in to "edit" and add in the links for the divas who are playing this week. I KNOW I saved, in fact, I always save several times while I'm drafting the post just to make sure, if you know what I mean! I am bummed. So sorry friends :(

I have had some problems with my blog (uploading, etc.) earlier...anyone else with problems?

Well, now that I am at work, I cannot pull up any photos of my card or the sketch since it is saved on my home computer, so I guess you'll all just have to wait til I get home from work to post my creation - boo hoo! I am so sad.

But since you are here, you might want to check out the creations by my fellow design team divas' blogs to see what they came up with this week!

Jen, Risa, Jean, Maria and Ellie... and don't forget to get all of the details and last week's challenge winner at Jen's blog, Pieces of Me...

Thanks for your visit, I appreciate you

Sunday, October 19, 2008

October class moved to early November

Happy Monday to you!! Hope you had a relaxing weekend and that you were able to stamp, scrap, craft...
What a hectic month! Can you believe that it's almost the end of October? Eeks! Well, I finally got some mojo back and Wini and I spent all night creating projects for the now November classes for giftcard holders and fun gifts.
The dates for the two classes will be on Saturday, November 1 and Saturday, November 8 both classes will start at 10 AM and end at 1 PM at my home. I know I usually hold the classes on Sundays, but these dates work best for my schedule since I will be working at the Blaisdell Center for Berry Sweet Bath & Body on Thanksgiving weekend.
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please send me an email! If you are on my email list to receive notices for my classes, you will be receiving an email shortly. If you do not receive an email, please email me!
Space is limited to 10 seats per class so if you are interested, please email me to reserve your space today!!
Here's a sneak peek at a few of the projects we will be making. I'm so pleased with all of the projects - you won't be disappointed.

Come back tomorrow for LCWC #14! Thanks for your visit, it made my day!

This PINK is for YOU!

Sorry about not posting the winner yesterday. Wini and I were finalizing the projects for my next class. More on that on another post.

The winner of my PINK giveaway is Risa! Congrats girlfriend! I'll be sending out the bag and keychain this week so be checking your mailbox!

I hope you all continue to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Although October is designated as BCA month, it is every month that we should support this worthy cause.

Mahalo to all of you who entered a comment on this post! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fluffy Ewenice, so sweet!

I finally was able to create something with this sweet High Hopes stamp called Fluffy Ewenice. I colored a few of these images and they have been waiting to be turned into something cute. The DP is a retired one from SU. I used my Marvy Giga scallop circle punch in pretty in pink and punched the 1/16" holes in each scallop. First time using my 1 1/4" pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon - I love it! All mounted on Pink Pirouette CS. Sweet and simple! Added 3 little bling to finish it off.
I used my copic markers to add some color, not much was needed.

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you all get to do one thing crafty! I'll be selecting my winner for the pink bag and key ring so stay tuned for that post!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mr. Twigster

Happy Aloha Friday Friends!! Here's the card that we made with Joy's co-workers last Friday. I stamped and punched everthing out because I didn't want to carry all of those heavy things on the bus!Image - Mr. Twigster (SU)
SU stampin' write markers - pumpkin pie, sahara sand, ruby red
Cuttlebug Embossing folder (snowflakes)
Giga scallop circle punch
Mega circle punch
Ribbon (from craft supply)

We had such a fun time! Thanks Joy, for letting me share lunch hour craft time with your friends!

My son took this picture of Mochiko and me at the bathtub. I was washing a face towel and she was so curious, she just had to stand up and see what I was doing! Of course, she had to lick the water that splashed on the corner of the tub!!

TGIF! Enjoy your weekend!! I will be giving away my Pink bag and key ring tomorrow. There is still time to post a comment to win! (See the PINK post).

High Hopes card to share tomorrow too!! Enjoy your Friday and thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How'd I get so lucky?

When I went to Joy's office last Friday to make projects with her co-workers, I was surprised when she handed this sweet gift! This back pack is the sweetest thing and of course, with Ms. Kitty on it made it sweeter!! To add icing on the cake, it was filled with some yummy goodies!We had taken a walk to Fisher a couple of days before the class and I was asking her if she liked the Doodlebug glitter...look what I got in my bag! Didn't get to try it yet, but plan to real soon.
THANKS JOY!! You are so sweet to think of me and I just LOVE my backpack!!

Here's a side view of the backpack. We got together at Wini's on Saturday and Joy taught us how to make this cute backpack. If you'd like to try your hand at making one of these cuties, you can check out the tutorial HERE - This blog is called The Stampin' Grounds. Awesome projects on this blog, check it out!
Here's a pic of Taelyn and me at Wini's...she's such a sweetheart just like her mom.
I'll be sharing the cute card we made at Joy's office tomorrow. We used Mr. Twigster...love that stamp! Thanks for visiting me today!