Sunday, October 16, 2011

Very Ticked Off!

Some of you may remember that I posted pictures of my sisters baby shower back in January of 2010. Well it was brought to my attention today that someone has been using one of my photos on their website and claiming it as her own:

Her name is Karla and you can see her plagiarising post here

In the past as some of you already know I have had to deal with other people copying my work and claiming them as their own. Such as the tea boxes which I made for about 30 fellow bloggers and passed out at a get together. Well one so-called "blogging friend" took that gift and figured out how it was made (not that it was hard) and started selling seats for a "make and take" in her craft store in which they learned how to make the very gift I made her. And I also hear that she is selling those tea boxes in her craft store. Very hurtful because it was a "gift". And then I have also had two other local craft girls actually purchase items from me and then turn around and post the instructions of how to make them on their blog. Without any due credit to myself or even permission to do so. Usually being CASED is an honor (when due credit is given) but not when they pretend it was their idea. I have not posted about the above noted situation before but seeing this post by Creations By Karla really took the cake. It is more hurtful than anything when these people claim to be your friends. I will not mention any names or give any blog addresses for the above mentioned because those people know who they are. After seeing what this lady Karla did I just had to mention it. So if any of you were wondering why I haven't updated my blog in a long time, this is the main reason. I guess you could say I am still a little bitter about it all.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet 16

I hope you all had a nice three day weekend. As for me, it seemed more like a week than three days! Usually I love three day weekends but this weekend we were so busy! We celebrated my daughters 16th birthday on Saturday and today my family ran in the Great Aloha Run. Talk about exhausting! But don't get me wrong, it was tons of fun! I'm just glad its over.

So for all those Hello Kitty fans this post is for you. I couldn't get away without making my own daughter her very own Hello Kitty favors for her friends. Since they are a little older I had to make something more age appropriate so I came up with these:

Rockstar Hello Kitty 1-quart paint cans with matching clocks.

I used Fushia Swarovski crystals in place of the missing numbers and on the pails in Hello Kitty's bow.

Placed all the clocks in those cute little Hello Kitty bags you see in the background and filled each paint can with goodies.
The girls loved them!

Here's a picture I took of my daughter (the one holding the baby) and some of her friends while we were setting up.

Happy Sweet 16 baby girl!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

My gosh where has the time gone? I have been so behind in this blogging thing that I didn't realize that I hadn't posted any Valentine's creations and my internet was on the fritz yesterday so please bear with me as I will put them all in this post.

Here are a couple of gift card holders made with PTI's Cash or Charge template and Echo Park's Be Mine Collection. This line from Echo Park is my favorite Valentine line this season. Super cute!

This is what it looks like when you pull the tab to reveal your gift card. I just love this template.

Next up is a simple candy book box that I created. Sorry, I don't have a template put together. I just measured and cut as I went along and didn't write anything down. I'm sure you can find templates to similar projects online.
For this project I used TGF's Cheeky Glamour and Echo Park's Be Mine collection.

I used chipboard covered with DP for the covers and spine and finally gave those paper roses a try. They're so fun to make and easy too!

I just love using Ferrero Rochere candies (as you can see! LOL) They're so pretty and so YUM-O!

Here's a Lolli-Pop Along, again from PTI.
I made some of those lollipop flowers with some pretty tissue paper and stuck em in there. The flowers are kinda smushed by the acetate but I love how these turned out. I made these for my niece and nephew all the way in Texas. The stamp set and chipboard pieces used for this is by Martha Stewart.

Lastly, my daughter loves word art and she is always posting quotes and phrases on Facebook so I found this cute phrase on Lucky Lemon and decided to make her this picture frame. Very simple and plain but she isn't into all the frilly stuff. The other night when I was making those paper roses she was so intrigued with them so I had to throw a couple on here.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day, thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mekayla's 1st Birthday

Wow can you all believe that it's been over a year since I posted pictures of my sister's baby shower!? We just celebrated Mekayla's 1st birthday two weeks ago and I can't believe how fast time flew by! I had been MIA from my blog but with good reason. Besides the car accident, I had been working on this birthday party for the past few months amongst other orders that I had to fill.

Well enough with the chit chat...let's move on to the pictures!

These are the favors that I created. I had to make 240 of them. All the boxes were cut by hand so you can imagine why this took me a while! Each favor was filled with two Ferrero Rocher chocolates and tied off with a lavender ribbon.

These are the centerpieces that we made. Our friends over at Popcorn Express Hawaii made us a special blend of matching pink kettle corn to place in each centerpiece. If you haven't tried their Kettle Corn yet, you are so missing out! Talk about delish!!! We made 24 of these centerpieces but I accidently forgot one at home so I got to keep one for myself after all (LOL!).

Here we have the card box. If you remember my post on my sister's baby shower, I used this same basket to wrap her gift in. She saved it and wanted to use it for her party. I wanted it to match the party theme so I redid it a bit. I just love how Hello Kitty is peeking over the edge of the basket. So cute!

This cupcake tower took me about 5 days to make. I wish I took better pictures of it so that you could see the fine detail but unfortunately with all the running around that day, this is the best I have. I'm hoping my sister has better pictures of it. Each of the four sides has grass, flowers with button centers, butterflies and a picket fence that was popped up with 3 layers of pop tape. Even though we had a full sheet of birthday cake, we used this cupcake tower as the focal point of the dessert table. Oh and no, I didn't bake the cupcakes, we ordered them (LOL!) but I did make a Hello Kitty pick for each cupcake. I was supposed to bake the cupcakes but by then I was so tired I that I ran out of steam! Haha!

Here is my adorable niece Mekayla. She truly enjoyed herself that night and I am so glad. Isn't she a cutie!?

Happy 1st birthday Mekayla!

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Beanie Anya

Here's a Christmas card using TGF's Beanie Anya image. Don't you just love her!

Sorry for such a short post but I'm off to the post office to stand in a super long line! I don't know why I always wait till the last minute! Have a nice day!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cookie Boxes

Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still alive......I'm sorry I haven't been updating my blog but my sister and I were in a car accident and we had to go to physical therapy three times a week. I'm somewhat recovered now but sitting and crafting is fairly hard on me. I have been crafting a little and I have pictures to share but some of them are from Halloween and I'm not too sure if you all want to be seeing Halloween stuff when it's already Christmas! Lol! I'll probably post them later just to add them to my collection of stuff.

Anywhoo.....Since this is my kids last week of school before Christmas break I had to get started on Christmas gifts for the teachers. Since I haven't been feeling much in the crafty mood lately I was stumped as to what I would make this year. A while ago I stumbled upon this awesome recipe for Almond Shortbread Cookies and I figured I would bake some up for their teachers. Try this recipe, I promise you'll love it!

Next I needed to come up with some pretty packaging to wrap these babies up in and I came across this Cookie Box Template from My Favorite Things. Here is my take on the box:

I'll be back later with more crafty Christmas gifts. Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mint Chocolate Chip

This weekend a very special couple from Japan will be tying the knot here on the Hawaiian Islands. The bride picked Mint and Chocolate Chip as her wedding colors and I must say that color combo turned out to be such a beautiful one. Below are the favors I created for her wedding. It's a little hard to see from this photo but the Brown Sugar layer is embossed with a floral pattern.

Here are a couple pictures of her flowers. Aren't they beautiful!?

Last but not least, her bridesmaids dresses. Love it!
Thanks for stopping by!