Hi There! This blog will no longer have any new post or activities. Please click here to go to my NEW blog, as I've depleted all the memory on this one. I hope to see you there! I will, however, continue to keep this blog up, as there are tons of ideas and tutorials that you may want to search through. When you are done searching here, please head on over to my new blog and visit me there. Aloha, Teri

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Finally, the Winners!

Major apologies for not announcing the winners since I said I was gonna have it posted on Sunday...First, I want to thank all of you who entered and for all of your wonderful comments. Believe it or not, your comments will help me keep my blog focused on the things YOU want to see. I do appreciate YOU!
Without further delay, the first winner of my third year blogaversary candy is 1luvnmama! Whoo hoo! Congrats!! Please email me with your address and I will get those winnings to you!
The second winner is the winner of a $15.95 or less SU stamp set in the current idea book and catalog or the occasions mini catalog...and that winner is Kris (K-lusive kreations). Most often than not, Kris is the early bird commentator...(I hope you are getting to sleep in a bit these days). Please send me an email with your selection and your mailing address and I will get that ordered asap! Thanks to all of you who entered. I'll be having another give away soon! Meanwhile, I'm ready to go to sleep just like Mochiko (BTW, thanks to all of you who love my kitty too!)...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Night of Aloha!

On Monday night, my upline, Cindy Baughman, threw an awesome party for her downline to celebrate being a winner in the Workshop of a Lifetime contest. The winner who recruited the most new demonstrators would win a workshop with Shelli Gardner (co-founder of SU) and a gathering with her downline. Cindy was able to recruit 14 ladies! whoo hoo! Way to go Cindy!! We all benefitted from Cindy's success as we partied with Shelli and her hubby, Sterling at the Waioli Tea Room in Manoa. Everything was perfect! Here is a pic of a few of my downline and my buddy, Myra getting a photo with Shelli. I'll have more photos to share in a day or so...thanks for stopping in and Congrats to Cindy once again!

April Classes - need an estimate head count

April classes will be held on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday April 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at my home. I'll do a more detailed post about the class soon, but for now, I'm needing an estimate head count so that I can order the felt flowers. Each kit will contain on package of the pretty Sweet Pea felt flowers. I'm loving these flowers and am having so much fun using them! The class will be based around those flowers making cards like this one and more. Looking for a 3D project to do too...not sure if it will be "that box" yet, but you won't be disappointed. If you are interested in attending the April class, or want to order the "to go" kit, please send me an email. I will also need your class payment to help me with the cost of ordering all of these flowers. The class fee is $20 for attendees, $30 for to go kits and $10 for demonstrators. Another post coming soon! Mahalo!

I didn't forget!

A couple of things I didn't forget...Sheesh, things are catching up with me and even passing me by...what the heck! Sorry, I didn't forget to 1) select the winners of the blogaversary candy...I will do that this week! and 2) send out the players for the April OCS...Here is the card I received from my partner, Jovita. Isn't this guy cute? Thanks Jovita! I love my card!!Working on finishing my 25+ Easter baskets...where are the bunnies in training? I need help! LOL! Thanks for visiting and for your patience...seems like I need a barrel of that to help me through it all...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

3rd Blogaversary Blog Candy giveaway!

This post will remain on top until Saturday, March 27. Please scroll down to view my more current posts. Thanks for your visit and Mahalo!
I can't believe that I've been blogging for three years already!! Where did the time go? I have to say that at first, it was an obsession...had to be on it everyday checking everything out and what about being frustrated trying to figure this blogger thing out? You guys all remember going through that, right?? Today, I worry about what to create so I can share with you all because you are all so nice to visit and leave me sweet comments. That truly makes my day! I love hearing from all of you. I do try my hardest to visit your blogs too, sometimes, because of my busy schedule, I'm not able to do it on a daily basis (sorry!)...anyhooo, to show my appreciation to all of you, my faithful readers, I am offering up some candy to celebrate my 3rd year!
Here's what's up for grabs: Stamp set - Whimsical Words (in the new cling format), a pack of 6X6 DSP Welcome Neighbor, a container of silver mini brads and 2 rolls of ribbon. I may find some other goodies to throw in too!All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave me a comment here on this post and tell me what you like best about my blog.
For my really faithful readers, you know, the peeps who visit daily (or close to daily) and are subscribers to my blog (please don't subscribe today as it won't count), and you know who you are...you will be eligible to also win any one stamp set in the current SU catalog valued at $15.95 or less. Whoo hoo!
I will select the winner(s) over the weekend and announce it right here on Sunday, March 28th. Looking forward to reading your comments!

Helping the Easter Bunny

Been hunting for an idea for Easter baskets and saw many, many great ideas. So I had some grand plans to make one that used the scalloped circle die. I made one and it turned out "okay"...as crafters, sometimes projects don't always turn out in a way that satisfys you, am I right? Well that's what happened to me. After sifting through all of my dies and supplies, I finally came up with this basket. This basket uses the Fancy Favor XL Sizzix die as the basket part. This is one die that I've made countless favors with and they all looked different by the way I embellished it. I also used the scalloped trim punch (still available for FREE with a qualifying order during our sale-a-bration promotion - hurry! sale ends on March 31st!) and the jumbo eyelets. Haven't used those in a while. Of course, the scalloped circle die and Sweet Pea felt flowers...I still have lots left in my package even after making all of those projects and cards. The beautiful sentiment is from a set called Well Scripted and I punched it out using the wide oval punch. Had to add some color to the sentiment oval, so used a few pink bling (sorrym, not SU). Here's a side view of the basket so you can have a better view of the handle.
Here's the close up of the sentiment oval and the felt flowers.
Thanks for stopping in today. I'm off to see some friends today and tonight is family pizza night - yay! I get a break from cooking! Hopefully, I will have the time to select the winners of the blog candy...are you excited?? Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

BTW forgot to share this

It's been a while since I posted a pic of my silly kitty. She seems to have adopted this folding mattress as her "bed". During the day, she begs Dad to sleep on his bed. I can't imagine that she is comfortable, but I think she has a smile on her face...LOL!
What I wanted to share with you is what the hand punch looked like that I used to punch those tiny hearts out on my punch Easter bunny a few posts back. I have had several inquiries as to where I got it from and what does it look like. Saw it at BF yesterday.

A shout of Thanks for the raks!

Happy Aloha Friday! Today is a Hawaiian holiday - Prince Kuhio Day. Of course, being that I work for the State, I get a holiday! I have such a busy day planned, in fact, a busy weekend ahead as well...more to share after the weekend and don't forget, my winner announcement on Sunday, March 28th. You still have time to enter to win!
I've been accumulating some beautiful raks and only had some time now to take photos so that I can share them with the world. Shouting out many, many THANKS to these ladies for the fun raks I received! So thoughtful, all of you for thinking of little ol' me...I truly appreciate your kindness!
From Lynnelle. This cute strawberry was featured on my GF Michelle's blog some time ago...I'm sure the pattern is still there...check out her blog HERE. From Kelly T. Thanks Kelly! I love this sock monkey!! I've been looking for a sock monkey but never found one. And although the sock monkey is not Kelly's favorite, she remembered that it was MY favorite. This little guy is so cute, he keeps me company while I craft as he sits on my table!
From Brenda. Such cute, cute little gifts she brought to share when she came for one of my classes. Thanks Brenda! I love them all! Brenda IS the punch queen. Check out her creations HERE!
From Tammy. Love this sweet card! Thanks Tammy for your regular comments...you are just so sweet!
From Ilissa. What a fab card! I love the colors and all of the fine detail...thank you too for your regular comments...can't wait til you and T come to my class again!
From Wini...such a cute jar and it was full of m&m's!! Love the cute HA gal, so sweet! Love this jar and can't wait to fill it with some craft things.
Isn't this card clever?? From my GF Pam...I'm needing to CASE this one. Thank you, this pengy made me smile!
I am so overwhelmed with your kindness...all of these wonderful cards and goodies totally made my day! THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scallop Square Swing Card

I had such good intentions of posting this card yesterday but ran out of time. Seems like that's been the latest "trend" in my life...running out of time! I've had this scallop square die on my table for the last week and wanted to make a card with it. Also toying with the idea of making a mini book with it too. I took the easy out and made the card - LOL! Cutting two scallop squares and holding it together with a rhinestone brad at the upper left corner makes it a "swing" card. To open the card, you swing the cover to the left.

I knew I wanted to make the base of my card pink so I cut the squares out in pretty in pink. I was so happy to find this nice piece of DP in my scraps. I liked how the design just worked right in to my card. This DP is from a set called Kaleidoscope and is still available in the IBC. I framed the DP with old olive and again used some Sweet Pea felt flowers.
You must be wondering why I'm in a felt flower kick?? Yup! I am leading up to something...if I'm able to get all of the flowers in on time, this will be part of my April class. We will be making cards and hmmm, maybe that box that I swore I would never make again! If not that box, we will be making some 3D project and embellishing it with the Sweet Pea felt flowers. Excited? I am!
Here's what the inside looks like. I love my small heart punch! This punch is available in the occasions mini catalog. I used the ticket corner punch on my whisper white CS.
Here's a little closer look at the card in action.
Thanks for stopping in today! I am enjoying myself reading all of your fabulous comments that you are leaving on my blog candy post. It's nice to finally "meet" some of you who were too shy to comment before. Just wanted to shout a THANKS to all of you who are participating!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Pea Little Box

Back to work Monday! Today I have a cute box to share with you. I was sitting on the couch trying to catch my breath from all of the house chores that I did yesterday when I saw a small box on the coffee table. It was a box that belonged to my son. The first thing I was thinking of was "that darn kid always leaving his things around the house!" and then that lightbulb went on! Hmmm, I like the size of this box, I wonder if I can make one? Sooooo, I took it apart (I managed to put it back together when I was done) to get a pattern. Cut, trim, score...voila! I made a cute little box.
I'm on a roll with these Sweet Pea felt flowers as you can see. Side view...
Inside view...I lined the bottom of the box so it wouldn't look so plain and the inside of the flap as well.
Although the box came out really cute, I think this will be a "one of kind" and will be my one and only...
Products I used:
Cardstock: pretty in pink, barely banana, regal rose
DSP: Spring fling, Pawsitively Prints
Accessories: Sweet Pea felt flowers, large oval, scallop oval and 3 flower punches
Stamp Set: Simple Friendship
Today is my 3rd blogaversary! I can't believe it's been 3 years already! I didn't think that I would be blogging for this long, but I have all of YOU to thank! You keep me going with all of your kind comments. I've made sooooo many friends through blogland too! To celebrate my blogaversary, I will be posting my blogcandy give away tomorrow...please come back to see what's in the stash of goodies!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sweet Pea Birthday

I'm needing to make tons of birthday cards and thank you cards. I'm just so way behind in everything that I don't know how I'm going to get them all done! Ever had those mile long "to do" lists?? Well, after such a busy, busy Saturday, I forced myself (I really did!) to create a birthday card so I would have something to share with you all today. I know, I know, I hear my BFF's telling me that I'm mento (crazy) for forcing myself to create. Actually, I thought it was going to get me to relaxed and unwind, but it didn't really. Ho hum...anyway, here is the card I made. I loved how it turned out though. I love these new felt flowers and components. This item is called Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (#117266) and is in the Occasions mini catalog (expires on April 30). There are so many pieces to create your own bloom. Here's my Sweet Pea Bloom... Other products I used
Cardstock: chocolate chip, whisper white, regal rose
Accessories: Pinking hearts border, modern label punch, Perfect polka dots embossing folder, soft suede dotted grosgrain ribbon.
The card is really a simple one, but I love the sweetness the felt flowers brought to the card.
Here's a close up of the bloom...
Oh yeah, here's the inside...love to layer, somehow, it adds to the card don't you think?!
The sentiment on the outside and inside of the card came from a set called A Little Birthday Cheer (#120242) and you can get this set for FREE with a $50 order during the sale-a-bration promotion. This awesome sale ends on March 31st, so if you were thinking of getting in on some freebies, order now before the promotion is over! You can order online through my SU website (located on the side column) and the best part is that you can order 24/7!
Thanks for the visit today. Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday...that's what I'm wishing for!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Milk Carton Holder Tutorial, My Version

It's the weekend, yippee! As promised, here is my mini tutorial for this simple milk carton holder. I was hunting for a holder for our mini milk cartons that was simple to make. I came across one that was pretty much what I was looking for, but after making one, it was too big! At the time of my attempt, my GF Joy was over and helped me figure out the measurement so that two milk cartons could fit just right side by side. I wasted so much cardstock, but it was worth it! Here's what I made for my GF Cheryl (I posted this yesterday).
Here's a side view of the finished project.
So, today, I'm sharing my measurements and instructions to make the holder for the milk cartons. FYI, the milk carton die is a SU exclusive. When it was first released, I quickly ordered one and upon cutting it out thought, wow, this is so small! But I really LOVE the size now. Just the right size to put small candies/treats in them. BTW, have you seen the prices of Easter candies? I nearly fell down at Longs checking out prices. I guess I'll have to wait for the sale on Sunday.
Anyway, here we go! You will need 2 pieces of cardstock cut to size 5 3/8" X 7 1/4".

I did all of my scoring using my Fiskars cutter. I love this cutter because you can alternate the cutting blade and the scoring blade.
With the 5 3/8" side on the top, score 1" on each side.
OOPS! I JUST REALIZED THAT IN MY NEXT PHOTO, I DID NOT TURN THE CARDSTOCK...SO SORRY! I think you can still understand my instructions...
Turn the cardstock so that the 7 1/4" side is now on the top. Score at 1" and 2 3/4". This is the tricky part...move the cardstock to 3 3/4" line on your cutter, but ONLY SCORE TO THE 1" HORIZONTAL LINE. Can you see it at the arrows??
Put the 5 3/8" side on the top again and trip off part of the 1" strips on both sides ONLY TO WHERE YOU SCORED AT 3 3/4" so that your piece will look like this:
Trim the tabs to look like the photo. You don't have to trim the tabs, but it's less bulky when you put the tray together if you trim the tabs. Add adhesive as shown.
Form the trays on each piece. Next, adhere both trays to each other and using your large oval punch, punch out the handles as shown.
I decorated the sides of the try with DSP scraps (you will need four pieces cut at 3" X 3/4"). Decorate as desired.
That's it! Not too hard right? Give it a try and tell me what you think. Making the holder is easier than doing this tutorial! LOL!
I'm sharing with you again the project we did last weekend at my class.
For those of you who ordered my March class kits "to go", they are completed and are on it's way to you! Hope these instructions help you assemble your holder although I already cut and scored everything for you!!
If you decide to make this holder, please share with me your finished project, I'd love to see what you came up with.
Thanks for stopping by today. Yet, another busy weekend for me! Hopefully I'll be able to get more projects to share done!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cased Bunny

Happy Aloha Friday! Now that we are used to furlough Fridays, I kind of dread working on Fridays - LOL! Today is the only Friday this month that we are working. I had grand plans to post the tutorial for my simple milk carton holder, but as I was prepping my post, I noticed that I was missing photos of a couple of steps. So instead of skipping those steps, I decided to wait to post that tutorial tomorrow. I apologize for the delay but if you're like me, I like to see every step on how to make a project in a tutorial so I know I'll be able to complete the project.
Last night, I decided to make another milk carton holder for my GF Cheryl since we are having lunch today. I decided to add a super cute bunny on the front of my holder. This bunny was created by using SU punches and of course, this idea came from my GF Brenda, who has been labeled the "Punch Art Queen!". Isn't this bunny the cutest?? Please check out Brenda's blog for more punch art inspiration. The sentiment is from a set called Well Scripted. Love the swirly font! DSP is called Pawsitively Prints and is the DSP designated to be used with our build-a-bears. Love the tiny prints.
I always look forward to the weekend hoping that I will be able to catch up on my craft projects! I'll be working on the tutorial for tomorrow's post. I hope you will come back! Thank you for your visit today. Your comments always puts a smile on my face!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sign up for the April one card swap today!

It's that time again ladies! Time to sign up for the April OCS. To add some interest in the swap for April, I would like to ask that you include a FLOWER (any kind of flower). I don't want to complicate the swap, but thought that since Spring is right around the corner, a flower might brighten up your card and your partner's day! If you would like to play in the swap for April, leave a comment here. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP IS MARCH 24. Returning players do nothing else, but wait patiently for slow me...LOL! New players - leave a comment on this post, then, send me an email with your full name, mailing address and blog address (if applicable). I know that I've been taking a while to partner everyone up, and I'm definately NOT complaining, but please be patient with me. I've been having some difficulty juggling my life around and trying to accomplish everything is such a challenge! Some of you might think "then why don't you cut down on what you're doing?"...I thought about it, but everyone seems to enjoy this OCS so much, I can't refuse!!
Anyway, my card today is a card that I made for a challenge that's going on right now at Tamikos. You can find out the details at http://www.tamikos.com/ The winner will win a TGF stamp! The image I used today is called Easter Anya and is a digi image. The rabbit is from an older set (Alice in Wonderland set) and the sentiment is by Dandelion Designs...check out DD's blog to see all of the NEW spring images! so cute! The closer view...
Thanks everyone! Happy St. Patty's Day! Green is not my favorite color, but I wore Mom's jade pendant today so I wouldn't get pinched! LOL!

Monday, March 15, 2010

March Class Projects

Wow! where did the weekend go? It was so nice to see everyone again at the classes. Here are the projects for the month of March! For our first project, we made a cute bucket using the SU pillow box die and added a cute chick to the front of the bucket. Here's a side view of the bucket.
Our second project - 4 milk cartons and a cute holder. Our bonus was this build-a-bear cutie with bunny ears.
Here's another view of the project. I'll try to post a mini tutorial on how to make this cute holder. It's a variation of one that I saw online. I just tweaked it up a bit (with the help of Joy - thanks!!) to make it real simple (just the way I like it!)
I hope those who attended enjoyed the projects. If you ordered a kit "to go", they are ready to go after I finish scoring the lines on the holder...Thanks to my sister Cheryl who helped me cut out all the pieces!!
Finally, this cute BAB bunny was found on the grass outside of my yard by the parked cars...did anyone lose theirs?? If this is yours, please email me so I can send it to you!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Thanks to all of the ladies who attended my class this weekend!! I'm really trying hard to get my act together to post the rest of the classes for the year...Life's been busy...thanks for your patience!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Buying Time

Well, here I am again, showing you something non-SU...sorry!! As my post title says, I 'm buying time...why? because I don't have anything new to share just yet! I spent a whole lot of time finishing up the last minute details for my kits for my class today! I did have the day off yesterday (furlough Friday), but I had so many things to do, it was amazingly busy! I spent the whole morning with Dad! Now how special is that?! We went to visit mom with some beautiful fresh flowers! Then we went to pick up medication, the bank and grocery shopping. Came home and made lunch and then went to Costco, then did dinner...boy, am I pooped!
Anyhoo, here is a cute little project I made with a cute image from TGF called Camille. I thought that this pocket tag was a cute idea with a pull out card. What do you think?? I've been feeding my addiction for these cute GF images through Tamikos...the best part is that it's right here on this rock and you get free shipping for orders of $25 or more (not hard to do!). BTW, can you believe that the "You Rock!" stamp is from SU?? I also used the tab punch and the flower is from the 3 flower punch. Ribbon is SU's pink satin ribbon... Here's a shot of the pocket and the card pulled out.
Thanks for sticking it out with me. After this weekend, I will share our FUN Easter projects from class! Dad and I will be making a bunch of Easter buckets for some lovely ladies at the Kaiser pharmacy...they are soooo nice to us everytime we stop by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!
Before I forget, I'll be giving away some Anniverary Blog Candy starting the week of the 21st! I'll be celebrating 3 years of blogging!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Paint Job

Just had to share with you some chairs that I decorated for Taelyn's soccer team. I haven't decorated with paint pens in ages so when Joy asked if I could help out with these chairs, I was a little hesitant to accept the challenge but of course, did anyway! Here's Taelyn's chair... and the rest for the team...decorated 17 chairs in all! It was actually pretty fun to do and I'm glad that I didn't make any boo-boos!

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope your week is going good!