Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...from our family to yours

  Just a quick post today.  Now that all of my orders are completed and delivered I can finally take a break and enjoy what's left of the holidays.  But first things first.....I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We took this picture last weekend at the Honolulu City Lights.  I wanted my husband (Bobby) to take his hat off for the picture but his hair was all flat from wearing it all day! lol!  Standing between us is our daughter Whitney and our son Dallas.  Anyways, please be safe and may God bless you all.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Hello Kitty Birthday

My daughter needed something to put her friends birthday gift in and I just hate those plain gift bags that you buy in the stores, so I went to work and this is what I created.  This box / bag is pretty big, unlike the one in my previous post.  The overall dimensions is 7" tall x 11" wide.  The inner box is 6 1/4" long x 5" wide x 3" deep.  I had planned to add straps for the bag part but I didn't want to punch a hole through those cute balloons.....I should have done it before I stuck those balloons on.

Hello Kitty Elf Gift Box / Bag

  Okay, so I didn't quite get Hello Kitty out of my system yet, but just take a look at this Hello Kitty in an elf suit....isn't she just the sweetest!?  Well, I'm still trying to create new little treat boxes for Christmas since so many of my customers have children still in grade school and they would like something small to give all of their classmates.  After much thought I came up with this at around 1 o'clock this morning!  (no, it didn't take me all night to make....I was also creating another box that I'll show you in the next post).  Anyways, this box stands 6" tall and is 2" wide.  It's big enough to hold 8 or more of those regular sized candy canes or other small treats or trinkets.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ian & Anya

A friend of mine asked me to make her a couple cards.  The top card is made with Quarterback Ian from Pink Poison.  She wanted a thank you card for her sons pop warner football coach and luckily I had just received my Ian stamp in the mail the day before.  The teams colors were black and blue and being the Dallas Cowboys fan I am, I had to use that cute little star dp.  

The second card is using the adorable Nurse Anya, also from Pink Poison.  I just lover her!  My friends aunt has been in and out of the hospital and she wanted to send her a get well card. When I first bought my Anya stamps, Nurse Anya was sold out...and I finally got her!  Now I have the entire Anya set!  I just love those cute little girls!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cocoa packets

I whipped up these little cocoa packets for the craft fair yesterday.  I figured they would make a great little gift for the kids to give their friends for christmas.  Something small and inexpensive but cute enough to show someone you care.  We have more styles available but as usual I only took pictures of Hello Kitty and that sweet little Angel Anya.

Sweet Gift Sets

These cute gift bags contain our manicure sets that we also had in our small pails in an earlier post.  I initially bought them with the intent to make more pails since they sold out at the fair but the new kits I found didn't fit into the pail.  So at the last minute I came up with these.  I know everything I've been making lately has Hello Kitty on them, just bear with me, I have had a lot of orders for her.  These kits include: 2 nail polishes, nails, nail jewels, nail file, and 2 lip gloss.  

Kapolei Elementary Schools craft fair

  This was our last craft fair for this year.  Thanks to those of you who came out to support us.  Here's a picture of our booth, yes I know it was very small but that's what happens when you sign up late!  They give you the smallest booth and throw you outside!  All kidding aside, it was my fault for signing up so late.  To tell you the truth thank God we had a small booth cause this is all I could whip up since the fair we did at the Blaisdell wiped us out!  Before I forget, I would like to thank my Aunty Lianne from Chassy's Creations for coming out to help us (even though she wasn't feeling too well).  She even brought some of her stuff to help fill my booth (and yes, once again I didn't take pictures of it!  I took this picture before she got there....I swear I'm not doing this on purpose! lol!).  Thanks Aunty, you rock!
  Below we have my sister Cheri, owner of Never Satisfied Clothing.  She had the booth right next to me.  I know I've been promising you pictures of her clothing line and sadly enough this is all I have.  She was planning to have people modeling her clothes so we could do a photo shoot but in all this craziness we haven't had the time.  The second shot is a close up of her shirts (next time I'll remember to take them out of the packages!).

Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't Forget.....

Just a reminder to let you all know that we will be at Kapolei Elementary Schools craft fair tomorrow from 9-3 (I think I told you it was from 9-2 in the last post).  Well, this is the school's first annual Ho'olaulea and there will be crafts, food booths, entertainment and rides so come down and bring the family.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

More cocoa sets

Here are a few more cocoa sets I managed to whip up after the fair on friday night.  Since the other ones sold out I went home and did these.  I decided to do these in Hello Kitty since all the other Hello Kitty stuff was the first to go that first night.  These cocoa sets were a big seller and this is what I have the most orders for.  Thank goodness they were really fun to make.  

Christmas stockings

These two stockings were the last ones left after the fair this weekend.  They are filled with the small sizes of Bath and Body lotion and hand sanitizer.   Wish I had more pictures to show you but I didn't think of taking pictures of them before they were i said, it was a very long and tiring weekend.

I am so pooped!!!!!

I'm sorry that I didn't announce it earlier, but this weekend we were at the craft fair at the Neil Blaisdell.  My aunty has a booth there every year and was kind enough to let me put some of my stuff in her booth.  It was a last minute thing for me.  I wish I had taken a picture of the entire booth, it was so pretty!  I wasn't thinking!  The name of her company is called Chassy's Creations and her stuff is just the cutest, everything is pink and has butterflies on them!   But silly me, only took a picture of my stuff in her booth just so I had a picture for my blog.  Anyways, I give her credit cause staying there for three straight days is so tiring!  We both sold most of our stuff on the first night and had to go home and make more stuff just to last throughout the weekend.  I am so tired and to tell you the truth I don't want to make anything for the next ten years!  I am just kidding!  But I will be very busy filling all of my orders and I also have two more craft fairs coming up next weekend so I guess rest is totally out of the question!  Thanks to all of you who came out to support us.  
Now I can get back to creating new things.  Since I found out I would be at that craft fair I had to concentrate on making whatever items I could in such short notice.  That's why I haven't been posting any new items.  This friday we will be at Nimitz Elementary Schools Christmas craft fair from 2-4 and on saturday we will be at Kapolei Elementary School's craft fair from 9-2.  After that I don't plan on doing any more fairs for the rest of the year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bath & Body Gift Sets

Once again sorry for the bad photos.  These are our Bath & Body gift sets.  Included inside are the large sizes of Sweet Pea lotion and Sweet Pea anti-bacterial hand soap.  They all come wrapped in cellophane (like the first picture).

Hello Kitty Manicure Cans

I'm so sorry about the awful picture but it's hard to photo anything wrapped in cellophane.  I totally forgot to take pictures of these before wrapping it up.  Anyways, these are our small (pint-sized) paint cans.  The contents include either a Tinkerbell or a Hannah Montanna nail kit with press on nails, nail file, nail jewels, two nail polishes and a lip gloss. (Too bad they didn't have these nail kits in Hello Kitty)  These sold out in no time on saturday but like everything else, I am working on more.  I only made Hello Kitty for the fair but these could be done in another theme if requested.  These make a great gift for that special little girl in your life.

Candle Sets

Here are our candle sets.  Each set comes with two scented candles in a pretty little carrier wrapped in cellophane.  Most of these sold out too, these are the only ones we have left, but will be making more soon.  These are a great gift for co-workers, friends or teachers.  Also available in a non-Christmas theme.  

Hot Cocoa / Cappuccino Gift Set

Thanks to all of you who came out to support us this past saturday at the Kapolei High School craft fair.  I thought it was going to be a total bust since it was storming, but we did really good thanks to all of you!  I am so sorry that I didn't get to post our new items before we went to the craft fair but I was so busy trying to finish last minute items that I just ran out of time.  Here is a look at the items we had.  Most of the stuff were sold out but a lot of you placed orders so I will be making more.  

These are our Hot Cocoa / Cappuccino Gift Sets.  Each set comes with two coffee cups filled with Caffe D'Vita Mocha Cappuccino and marshmallows.  These were a big hit at the fair and we sold out in no time!  There are many more styles available.  Each set comes wrapped in cellophane.  I will try to post more pictures up later.  I will post pictures of our other items in another post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kapolei High School Craft Fair

I just wanted to announce that we will be at the First Annual Kapolei Craft Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2008 (this weekend) from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm @ 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway.  Please come by and check us out!  My sister will also be with us selling her new clothing line.  Hope to see you there!  

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Princess Anya

This card uses Pink Poison's Princess Anya stamp.  She's so stinkin' cute!  Her crown, wand, bangs and dress are all raised for a 3D effect but this picture doesn't do it any justice.  I really should take some photography lessons!  Believe me, this card looks way better in person!

I'm addicted to Pink Poison!

Here's a Christmas tree box ornament made with this adorable Angel Anya stamp from Pink Poison.  I just love all of those Anya girls!  Marie over at Pink Poison was sweet enough to post this picture on her blog.  You rock Marie!  So check out her website and her blog, I bet you'll get addicted to Pink Poison too!

I used Stickles on her halo and wings.  Sorry, most of you already know that I'm not the best photographer. LOL!  Anyways, this box opens up in the back and can be filled with candy or a small gift.

I just received my shipment of Christmas papers from My Minds Eye yesterday and let me tell you, they're awesome.  I'll be coming up with more Christmas stuff over these upcoming days.

Hey Chica!

  I just love this "Hey Chica" stamp set from My Favorite Things.  When I saw her I just had to get her!  My teenage daughter loves to paper craft too and I knew that she could create a lot of things for her friends using this set.  The only problem is that I've been hoggin' it ever since I got it last week!  The dp I used are from DCWV's Rockstar & All Dressed Up  Stacks.  Again, I bought those for my daughter but I think I use it more than her!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who doesn't love Hello Kitty...

  Well, I have to admit I was never a big fan of Hello Kitty.  I was more of a Kero Kero Keroppi kinda girl (since my favorite color WAS green).  But thanks to a friend of mine, I am slowly learning to love her......besides, most of her stuff is PINK and anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love anything PINK!  Anyways, here are my Hello Kitty creations...two gift bags and another type of cupcake holder.  The cupcake holder has an insert inside so that your cupcake wont slide.  This cupcake holder can also be used as a party favor (just omit the insert).  
I'll have a lot more of her in the coming days. 

Chocolate Diaper Cake

Ok it's not REALLY made of edible chocolate, but I used blue and brown for this cute diaper cake.
I had  a baby shower to attend yesterday and the color theme was blue and brown and to my luck, there were a lot of baby stuff in these colors.  Instead of using just diapers as shown in my previous diaper cakes, I used receiving blankets, onesies and wash cloths too.  This diaper cake also has a bottle and baby powder in the center and is topped with a pair of baby booties.   I don't think she had any sort of animal or character in her theme so I decided to make this a more elegant cake, using satin ribbon and tiny prima flowers.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We missed our 1st Anniversary.........!!!!

  I just realized that we missed our 1st anniversary!  Can you believe that!?  Paper Kisses has been around for a whole year already!  Wow, how time flies by!  I can't believe that I forgot all about it!  Our anniversary was on October 10th and I guess I have been so busy finishing up my Halloween orders that it hadn't even crossed my mind!  How crazy is that!?
  Anyhow, I want to thank all of you who have supported us throughout this past year.  It has been a very fun and exciting first year for us.  We hope that you have enjoyed all of your handmade products as much as we have enjoyed making them.
  The Halloween orders have all been completed and delivered!! Yeah!  And now I can take a short break and enjoy Halloween with my children.  We won't be making anything for Thanksgiving, I'll be busy creating new products for Christmas.  I already have a few ideas in mind and can't wait to get started on them.  We will also be in a few craft fairs in November, I will keep you posted on the details.   Please check back often as I will be uploading new projects soon.
  Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thank You

A big Mahalo to those of you who came out and supported us this past Friday at Kapolei Middle Schools Fall Fest.  We sure had a blast!  My sister was there with us selling  her new clothing line "Never Satisfied" and she did really well too.  She doesn't have a website yet but when she does I'll be sure to let all of you know.  Both Paper Kisses & Never Satisfied donated a percentage of our proceeds to Kapolei Middle School.  Thanks again!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lip Smackers

  Some of you may have already seen the lip smacker favors that we made this past Valentines Day.  I decided that it would be great for Halloween too!

  Most parents don't like their children eating too much candy so I think these candy flavored lip smackers are the perfect alternative!  We have the following yummy flavors: Strawberry Twizzlers, Junior Mints, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Sugar Daddy, Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Kiwi Berry Blast Blow Pop, and Bubble Yum Bubble Gum.  Now doesn't that just make your mouth water!?  All the sugary sweetness without the cavities!!! 

  These can also be made with all of our other Halloween prints shown on past posts.

Another Halloween treat box

  This will be the last of our Halloween treat boxes this year.  We have been so busy with creating new things for the Fall Fest that we haven't had time to come up with new candy boxes.  This style box is available in all the Halloween papers you have been seeing featured in our other posts.  It holds the same amount of candy as our Spooky Treats box.  Can come empty or filled with candy. 

As promised, more frames....

Here are more wooden photo frames.  The rhinestone and pearl embellishments don't show up well on these photos but trust me, they look very stunning in person.  These three frames took me all day to make but I sure had fun making them.  The design on the "live, laugh, love" frame is similar to one that I posted earlier today, I just used a different type of frame.  All frames that were posted today are all made of wood and are all coated with a sealant to ensure that everything stays intact.

More photo frames....

  Here we have a couple more wooden frames.  These also have rhinestones on them.  Stay tuned, we have more to upload.  We will be selling these, as well as some of our other stuff at Kapolei Middle Schools Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 17th. from 2:00 to 9:00.  (Our children Whitney and Dallas attend Kapolei Middle).  The Fall Fest is an event held to help raise money for the school and Paper Kisses will be donating 10% of all proceeds earned that day.  We hope you will come and check us out and help support Kapolei Middle School. 

Asian Photo Cube

  Here is another one...this one is a red and black asian theme.

Photo Cubes

 Sorry it's been so long since my last post but I have been busy creating these photo cubes and frames that you will see in my upcoming posts.   Each spinning photo cube holds four photos and has a removable lid to reveal a secret compartment.  Great for holding extra photos or what ever else you would like.  
It's hard to see in these photos but there are rhinestones and pink pearls on each side. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Caramel Apple Paint Cans

  The paint cans are back!!  This time we've filled them with a caramel apple kit!  Since these are the small (1-quart) sized cans, the kit is only enough to make one caramel apple.  Each can comes with an apple, wooden dowel, handful of caramels to make the caramel sauce and a bag of chopped roasted peanuts.  All you have to do is insert wooden dowel in apple, heat caramels in the microwave, dip apple in melted caramel and then into the bag of chopped peanuts.  Really, it's that simple!!!  But we've included instructions just incase.  

I made them for my kids tonight and they just loved them!  This is the perfect little gift for those little ghosts and goblins on Halloween.  A friend of mine just ordered a bunch to give to her guests at her Halloween party.  Remember Halloween falls on a Friday this it's perfect for a Halloween party!

We also have these kits available in our large (1-gallon) sized paint cans with enough ingredients to make 4 caramel apples.