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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wedding Card

Here's the card I made for the wedding. I had a bunch of leftover DSP from the favors, so I used it in my card. This is one of my favorite bride and groom images (Stampendous) because there is so little coloring to do. I used the last of my favorite organdy ribbon that I got from Flora Dec - I haven't been able to find it again!! Flowers are from the SU Pretties kit. I sponged Tempting Turquoise over it to give it a tint and added the finishing touch with the pearl. Here's the inside.
Happy Thursday to you all. Have a wonderful day!

Double Shaker class - Saturday, May 16

Hello friends! I'm catching up on all of my announcements! Lots to share and not enough time to post!
Since I posted my double shaker card projects and the tutorial, I have been getting lots of emails asking me if I'm planning on doing a class. Since this month's class is postponed to the end of the month, I will be offering a class to learn how to make the double shaker card! This class will happen on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at my home. I doubt it if we will take that long to do this, it's really not as bad as you think (to make this project!) I told a few peeps that the class was going to be on May 9th, but I had to order the thick fun foam and it won't be here til next week which won't give me enough time to do the kits. Because of this little road block, I had to move the class to the following week, Saturday, May 16th. The fee for this class will be $10 and will include everything (including the colored image) you need to make the double shaker! It's gonna be fun! If you are interested in attending this fun class, please reply to this post. I will have 10 spaces for this class, so let me know asap.
Here are a few of the samples that I recently made:

Once you receive confirmation from me that you have a space for this class, I will give you the list of tools you will need to bring to this class. I can't wait to share this fun project with you!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wedding favors

Super short post today...just wanted to share with you the 110 wedding favors I finished for this past weekend's wedding. I used the SU matchbox die and butterfly. Thanks to my sister, Cheryl, for cutting all of the boxes for me. FYI, if you bought this die, you might have to use a shim to get the score lines deep enough to see! Also, thanks Dad for making all of the butterflies for me!!
Here's a pic of the finished boxes!
Paper for the boxes are Bazzill. Kiwi kiss for the butterfly and we used foil tissue per the request of the bride for the butterfly too!
Happy Wednesday! Shaker box class announcement tomorrow!! Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, April 27, 2009

New dates for May class - Pop up scrapbook

Aloha friends! I can't believe how quick time flies and how I lost track of the time while working on the wedding favors. I failed to inform you about my pop up scrapbook class for the month of May! Unfortunately, the scheduled May 2 and 3 class will be postponed. The new dates for the class will be on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24. We will continue with the June class (Birthday Bash) on June 6 and 7.
I am working on the sample for the pop up scrapbook and will post a sneak peek soon.
Please email me if you are interested in attending May's class. The class is limited to 10 people per class. Instruction for this class is FREE, but you will need to purchase the Simply Scrappin' kit called 2 Sweet item number 113943 $19.95. Once you RSVP for this class and get acknowledgement from me that you have a seat for this class, I am asking that you order your kit through my SU website www.alohagirl.stampinup.net Your kit will be sent directly to you! You will bring the Simply Scrappin' kit and your tool kit to the class. I look foward to sharing this fun project with you!!

One card swap signup for May!

Aloha friends! It's that time again to sign up for the one card swap! If you want to participate in the one card swap for the month of May, please leave a comment on this post. If you are a returning player, then you do not need to email me with your mailing address and email address. If this is your first time participating in this fun swap, please send me a private email with your mailing address and email address. DO NOT POST YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THIS COMMENT SECTION. This information is important for me to have asap so I can match you up with a partner to swap. The responses have all been positive and I thank you all for making it a fun swap! I look forward to coordinating this one card swap for you in May!! SOME INFORMATION IF YOU ARE A NEW PLAYER: You will make one special card to send to your partner. Only send the card, no goodies, treats, raks, this is a one card swap! No limit on the companies and products used for your card. You should send your card to your partner no later than May 20th. Be considerate when sending to Canada and foreign countries as it will take a little longer to get there. As a courtesy, if you are running late, please email your partner to let them know, okay? Hey!, we all have busy lives!
This is a fun swap and if something comes up and you cannot fulfill your obligation, please email me so that I can send your partner a card :) SIGN UP FOR THIS MONTH'S ONE CARD SWAP WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY, MAY 4TH!! Thanks for your support and I look forward to alot of players!! Mahalo!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Get Well Wishes for Mike

Just wanted to do a short post tonight. I was suffering from blog withdrawals! haha! I've been missing all of you and couldn't wait for this moment to do a post!! The reason why I was MIA was because I was working like a busy bee finishing up those wedding favors for tomorrow's wedding! My supervisor is getting married and my gift to her are the 110 favors. I'll be posting a pic of that this weekend.
I wanted to share a get well card I made for my friend Mike who suffered a major booboo while working on his surfboard. He had to go to the ER after his thumb got infected. Poor guy, they cut open his thumb to release the pressure that was building. Here's the get well card I made for Mike...I love the Pun Fun stamp set (by SU). I never used this whale before :) it's so cute!!
Here's a pic of Mike surfing...he can't wait to get back in the water...get well soon buddy!

Stamp set: Pun Fun
Paper: Pacific point, kiwi kiss, brilliant blue, DSP - basic gray scraps
Accessories: dew drops, 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon
I missed you all so much! The good news is that I spent tonight blurfing and making comments, yay!! Something way over due that I've been wanting to do. Another thing is that I updated my blog...I'm so stoked that my ISLAND GIRL blog section has grown so much!! Way to go aloha sisters!! We are not short of aloha here, people...go check out these girls! I'll see you all tomorrow! And I thought it was going to be a "short" post...who was I kidding???? hahaha!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sweet card from Tia

Ooh, a double posting for today! I've been so busy lately, that I just can't keep up with myself! haha! I always take photos and edit them, then forget to post them. So if you've sent me a rak and I haven't posted them yet, don't worry, it's coming!! The day before Easter, I received this precious card from my friend Tia! So much details and work went into this, I love it!!
Here's the inside. Does it look familiar?? This was one of the cards we made for my April class except Tia reversed the way the envelope opened up. Clever! Tia, I just love my card! Thank you so much for thinking of me, it was such a great pick me upper card, especially I received it one day after my fight with the escalator! BTW, in case you want to know, my wounds are healing nicely, except there's still a bump under the worse wound...hopefully it's just a bone bruise and will go away soon!

Also, before I forget, Thank you to Linda and Jodi who gave me this award. You guys are so thoughtful!! I always forget to post these awards, so if you've given me an award and I haven't posted them, please accept my apologies, I'm not being ungrateful or anything like that, there's just too much to rememer. I really do appreciate them and all of YOU!
Of course since I'm so late in posting this award and it's made it's rounds already, consider yourself awarded from ME if you didn't get this one yet!!

April Class - Part 2

Here are the rest of the projects that we made at this month's class. This is the "Z" fold card with a simple shaker card in the front. I got this wonderful Z fold card idea from Dawn Griffith over at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts! You can check out her post on Z fold cards here. I will be posting some photos and explain how I made my little shaker in the front of this card. This will especially be of interest to the gals who bought the kits. Here's another view of the card.
And what the card looks like when opened up!
Stamp set: Wagon Full of Fun
Cardstock: regal rose, chocolate chip, whisper white, DSP - Sweet Always
Inks: Memento Black, chocolate chip. Markers - so saffron, regal rose, more mustard, pumpkin pie, blender pen
Accessories: acetate for window, giga scallop square punch, mega square punch, silver bead duo, foam tape, large oval punch, certainly celery twill ribbon (SAB).
This next card is another idea that I "borrowed" from Dawn. I just love this card as it has a secret envelope hidden inside!
Here's the inside of the card! You can put a small note in the envelope, or money! A gift card won't fit in these cute 3X3 envelopes, but you can always adjust the size!
Here's a link to Dawn's mini money envelope video tutorial HERE
Stamp set: Cheap Talk, Great Friend
Cardstock: sahara sand, summer sun, chocolate chip, very vanilla DSP Good Morning Sunshine
Inks: pacific point, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, summer sun. Markers: summer sun, chocolate chip and black (for eye).
Accessories: mini envelopes (3X3), ticket punch, mini gold brads, 5/8" old olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" circle hand punch
Here was our bonus project. We used the new Exclusive SU Sizzix matchbox die. I love this die!
Here's what it looks like when you slide the cover open.
Very cool. I want to share with you that if you are getting frustrated because sometimes the score lines don't show really well, you will need to make a shim and use a crease pad. I made my shim cutting a 12X12 cardstock in half and adhering them together. You will need to add additional cardstock for the length as the 12" isn't long enough. With the shim and crease pad (don't forget that you don't use one of the cutting plates when you use the crease pad), the score markings really show and it makes it easier to fold the box. That was just my experience. I did check with SU and was told that all Big Shot machines are not the same (huh??) and that some people might need different shims (add more paper, less paper?) I guess whatever works for you is what she was trying to tell me.
Supplies (for matchbox)
Stamp set: Forest Friends
Cardstock: close to cocoa, baja breeze, chocolate chip, whisper white DSP Parisian Breeze specialty paper
Inks: chocolate chip, old olive
Accessories: Matchbox XL Sizzix Die, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals.
Thanks for spending a part of your Tuesday with me!! Our May class will be a really neat pop up scrapbook. May is scrapbooking month, did you know that?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 2009 class projects, Part 1

Aloha Monday! Here are 3 of the 7 projects we did this month at class. This class was a tri-fold (or cards with folds) and money cards class. Here's the first card; a money card and a simple one too!A close up view of the band
It opens up where you can put some money for the graduate inside. Belly band to hold the card closed.
Stamp set: Great Grads
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, old olive, summer sun
Inks: chocolate chip
Accessories: large star punch, small star punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

Here's another money card. I love this pull card. You can make it any size you want to. I featured the new Manhattan Flower embossing folder, so pretty! I lightly sponged Baja Breeze ink over the embossed flower to add some softness to it.
This is what it looks like when you pull on the ribbon. I used the slit punch to hold the money in place.
I love the new scallop oval punch and the stamps in the Oval All set that coordinates with it!
Stamp set: Oval All
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, chocolate chip, very vanilla
Inks: Baja breeze, chocolate chip
Accessories: Manhattan Flower embossing folder, scallop oval punch, crop-a-dile, slit punch, 3/8" chocolate organdy ribbon

This is a gate fold card with a belly band to keep it closed.
Here's what it looks like opened. I'm in love with this color combo! The flower on the band is not a new sizzix die. In fact, it's an old one! The DSP that I used for the flower was one of the patterns that was my least favorite in the paper pack. It made a pretty flower! Rhinestone brad in the center of the flower completed the look.
Stamp set: Great Friend
Cardstock: Baja breeze, night of navy
Ink: not quite navy
Accessories: Sizzix flower daisies #2, marvy giga scallop circle punch, rhinestone brads, glue dots, scor-pal.
Stay tuned for Part 2. The rest of the cards and our bonus project! If you ordered a kit, they are all done and will be sent out this week! Sorry for the delay!
Wishing you a wonderful start to a new week!

Sweet Anya Fairy

For Easter this year, I got a sweet rak (rak photo on another post) from my GF Jodi which included this adorable Anya Fairy stamp! I just love her Jodi! Well, a while ago, I promised my friend Kristen that I'd make her a card and let's just say that too many months have passed and yup! no card! So sorry! So, to make it up to her, here is the card I made for her to send to her honey bunches who's serving our country all the way in Kuwait! Kristen has had a liking for fairies for as long as I can remember, so thought of her as soon as I saw these cute Anya Fairies! I kind of like her pink hair - what do you think? I also decided that since she was going to send this to her man, that she might want to write a little something too, so I attached in the back a fold out card.
Here's a side view:
I hope you like card this Kristen! Thank you all for sharing a part of your day with me! Hope your Sunday is a relaxing one!
Images: Anya Fairy, Sending You My Love and all images inside card SU
Copic pens used to color the fairy
DSP - Sweet Berry Pink (DCWV) - got this from J's
Cardstock - kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, real red
Accessories: Micro beads (from cute stuff), heart punch outs (heart punch from SU) and red beads (unknown source), large and scallop oval punches, flowers outside card (unknown source), flower inside card (Hero Arts), half pearl bead (SU).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Card for Cheryl

I'm still having fun making these double shaker boxes and with each one I make, I'm getting better. I'm really practicing so I'll be ready to teach interested peeps how to make one sometime in the latter part of May. Anyway, I am making a bunch of these for a few raks that I have been meaning to finish. I made this shaker card for Cheryl. I am especially excited to share this one because I just bought some new Copic markers from Hawaiian Graphics last week (Thanks Joy for driving us!) Joy and I went there during our lunch break when I found out that the new shipment arrived! Their shelves are pretty loaded now which is good. The junk thing is that they raised their prices to $6.25 per sketch pen! Yikes! But, if you have a credit back card and spend $25.00 or more, they give you a discount (20% or 25%?) Oh! the reason why I'm excited about getting coloring this Gorjuss Girls image is because my sweet GF, Jodi, shared with me some tips when coloring black hair! Jodi! it worked!! I just loved the way the hair came out - not bad for a first timer, huh!! Here's my card Here's another view
I filled the first box with pink micro beads that I bought from Cute Stuff and the second box, I used dew drops!
I was able to drop this off at J's today after they were done with their make & take. It was funny because my husband asked me if there was anyone in the store that I didn't know! haha! I guess he didn't know that we crafters make friends with everyone! Anyway, here are the supplies used for this shaker:
Image: Gorjuss Girls, Friends Forever (SU)
Copic pens for all coloring
DSP - Pebbles
Cardstock: chocolate chip, close to cocoa
Accessories: Sizzlits decorative scallop strip, micro beads, dew drops, rhinestone, large and scallop oval punches (SU), ribbon (SU), acetate
Finally, I just wanted to share a pic of my son at the Kirk Banks Tournament this year. His position is Keeper. He actually got hurt when he took a dive to save the ball shortly after I took this picture. He had to go to the ER because he couldn't walk. It turned out to be a major muscle strain in the back, but he got some meds and is all good now. He played really well at today's game, and they won 2 to 0!
Thanks for taking time out to visit my blog today. I will be scheduling a post for Sunday because I will be off of the computer. Busy day finishing up those wedding favors! Did I say that the last time? I've been a bad girl (wink!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

What a cute chick!

I know that Easter is over, but while attempting to blurf and visit all of you, I saw this card on my Canadian buddy Corinne's blog, Stamping with Roxy's blog. She cased this card from Splitcoast stampers from a talented gal named Laurie. Corinne aka Roxy, has been my Canadian pal for some time now and she is just one talented lady. I love all of her posts of awesome projects. If you haven't visited yet, you must make some time to do so real soon, k? Also, check out Laurie's blog right here to get a rush of inspiration! Thanks Laurie for sharing this cute project! I had so much fun making this cute chick! The weekend is here! I'm planning on finishing up those 100 wedding favors because the wedding is next weekend!! Nothing like getting that burst of stress in there and I take all the blame...call me the Queen of Procrastination! and I wonder where my son gets it from??? Hope you all find something fun and crafty to do this weekend! Thanks for your visit and comments, you all mean alot to me!!

Whoo hooo! Another island girl starts her blog!

I'm really enjoying the aloha feeling while visiting blogs from the island girls! Got another gal that I have been friends with for some time now who does amazing work! My friend, Joni, has finally decided that it was time to jump into the blog world! Please visit and give her some hugs and aloha. You can find her blog right HERE. Welcome Joni!

A note for you island girls...I will be adding you to my island girls blog listing real soon. Life has been a bit hectic for me, so I haven't had the time to update my side bar listing. I haven't forgotten you!

Also, if you would like me to link you to my blog please send me a comment or an email with your link!

Peggy's card for Mary Bennett

Aloha Friday friends! Today, I'm sharing this adorable card that Peggy from Belgium sent to Mary Bennett for my April one card swap! Isn't this super cute?! Since Mary does not have a blog, she asked me to post it so the blog world can see her beautiful card from Peggy. If you find some time while blurfing, you might want to hop on over to Peggy's blog to give her some hugs! Hi Peggy! If you'd like to participate in my monthly one card swap, I will be posting the sign ups in a couple of weeks, so come back to sign up!

By the way, when I posted my OCS for Saskia, I forgot to link her to the post, so I just wanted to share Saskia's blog address so you can visit and send her some aloha! Hi Saskia! I sent out your package and you should be getting it soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My one card swap for Saskia

I'm having a ball making these double shaker boxes. Here's what I made for my OCS partner, Saskia. I think it's so neat to swap cards with someone from the other side of the world! Saskia is from Belgium! I think it will get there in time since I just mailed it out.

Isn't this a cute image?? Love these owls by Rachel Ann Miller that I got from Little C's! This isn't a new image, but one of my many favorites. The DSP is from SU and is a specialty textured DSP . I love the weight of these textured papers. The word Friend is from the set Fundmental Phrases (one of my faves!) and I used the small, large and scallop oval punches. Flowers by Hero Arts which I sponged on Tempting Turquoise and finished off with a square rhinestone brad (by SU). Micro beads from the SU bead duo and those green beads are from Walmart. Got those cool beads the day I fell on the escalator!! Cardstock used: chocolate chip and baja breeze.

Now that I finally finished Part 2 of the double shaker tutorial, I'm on a roll making double shaker boxes for some raks that I'll be sending out soon. Thanks for coming by today!

Double Shaker Box Tutorial - Part 2

About time huh! I know you are all anxiously waiting for part 2 of the tutorial. Now that you all ran out to buy your materials to make the shaker part, here is the part to complete your shaker box! I'm hoping that I can explain it here in a simple way and not confuse you! It sounds complicated, but I think if you get a piece of junk paper to do a trial on, it won't be that difficult. Here goes:
You will need a piece of DSP that measures 8 3/4" X 9". You will need a pencil (or pen) and a ruler to mark up the back side of the paper. When you are done measuring and marking it up, it will look like this:With the 9" across the top, from the left edge, mark your paper at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 6 3/4" and 7 1/4". Draw the lines from top to bottom.

Turn the paper and now with the 8 3/4" across the top, mark your paper at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 6 3/4" and 7". Draw the lines from the top to the bottom.

For the window in the middle, with the 9" side on the top, I measured 3/4" from the second line on the top and 3/4" from the first line on the bottom.

Turn paper. With the 8 3/4" side on the top, measure 5/8" from the second line from the left and 5/8" from the first line on the right. If you find it easier to make a template and then trace the template on your DSP to cut out, I'd do that. Whatever is easier for you. So, when you're done with all of the measuring, you will need to cut your DSP to look like this. This is the finished DSP in this photo. Read further for the cutting instructions.This guide might help you to know what areas to cut.
Close shot of me cutting out the pieces.Showing some progress here!This is what your paper should look like when you are done cutting off the narked area. You will now need to cut out the window in the middle. I cut out the window using my Fiskars paper cutter. I love using the blade because you can get a pretty perfect cut using the cutter rather than free hand cutting (I don't cut very straight).
You are ready to wrap your box with the paper. Place your shaker box in the middle of your paper and do a test wrapping around your shaker box. Make any adjustments, if needed. If it fits good, add double stick tape on the paper so you can wrap around the box.
Before you close up the box, you will need to adhere a piece of cardstock as a backing for your shaker box. Cut the cardstock the same size as the foam (4"X4 1/2" or just slightly smaller than that to fit when you close up the back).
When the paper is wrapped around the whole shaker box, it will look like this. Add double stick tape all around the back and adhere on a piece of paper to frame your box. I used my eyelet border punch to finish off my backing piece of cardstock. You can add an easel to the back so that it will be free standing and now you can show off the finished product! Embellished as desired.I've been having requests to do a double shaker box class...I've been thinking about it and will probably do a mini class for this project sometime in May. I'll have to check my calendar and post a date, so check back right here!
I realize that doing this hands on in a class might be easier than reading a tutorial. I hope I didn't confuse you all!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you give this tutorial a try. Be sure to let me know how you did and email me with questions. I'd love to see what you came up with!