Thursday, December 17, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

Now that my sons pop warner football season is finally over I can finally relax and get back into the groove of things. I really enjoyed spending all that time with the boys at practice everyday and games every weekend but it sure took a toll on me!

Here are the gifts I made for the ladies that helped to make our team such an awesome one! Our team mom, business manager and a few other ladies who put in so much time for our boys. I bought some Big Island Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies and some Godiva Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and wrapped them all the same with a matching card.

For the players and the coaching staff I put together a video slide show of the entire season. That was another project that took up most of my time! I had no idea what I was doing cause I had never made a DVD before so I had to teach myself how to use the program I purchased. Let me tell was a lot of trial and error and hundreds of photos to edit! But I was determined to get it right so that it looked professional enough to give as a gift. I must say that I was very happy with the end result!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Aloha Friday!!!!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

A birthday card for mom

Wow, can you all believe that I have posted two days in a row! Like I said, I have so much to share with you, I just hope I can keep up with this posting thing! LOL!

I'll have to keep this post very short. My 12-year old son and husband will be running in the Honolulu Marathon tomorrow and I have to wake up at 3 a.m. to drop them off! My gosh!
Wish them luck cause I know they'll need it!!!! I don't know what they heck they were thinking when they signed up for it! Guess I'd better get the Bengay ready!!!!

Okay, now on to my card.
Last month we celebrated my mom's 21st birthday (*wink*). She would seriously hurt me if I gave you her real age! Anyways, I bought her a gift certificate from Al's Tinting ( a dear friend of mine) to get a full tint job done on her brand new car. The gift certificate was rather large in size so I made this card 4" x 9".

The butterflies and sentiment used for this card are from C.C. Designs.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 11, 2009

For a sweet little girl......

Are you guys all ready for Christmas? I sure ain't! Been so busy crafting that I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet! Crazy! Well, I have been missing from the blogging scene for a while but believe me, I have been crafting. Just way too busy to post....I know, I'm so terrible.
Anyhow, last month I got a call from a dear friend whose little niece passed away. Instead of buying a floral wreath that would eventually die, my friend wanted to give the family something that they could keep forever to remember her by and also something that cheered everyone up when they saw it. She wanted some type of silk floral arrangement in happy colors that could be placed up front at the funeral service.
Since she was such a young little girl who loved Hello Kitty, I went with that. This is the floral bouquet that I came up with.

My friend loved it and she said that her family also loved it. I'm just glad it helped to lighten the mood a little bit. My sincere condolences go out to their family at this most difficult time.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Special Gift for a Special Friend

Happy Wednesday everyone! I just wanted to share with you a little gift that I made for my boss. Many of you already know that I work for Nadine - The Suburban Psychic. If you haven't heard about her....where the heck have you been? LOL! If you really don't know who she is you can check her out on 98.5 every Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. Or you can visit her website or her blog. You can even click on the blinkie I have on the top left corner of my blog. She's an awesome psychic but most of all an amazing friend! I know some of you reading this are saying "I don't even believe in that stuff!" Well take my advice and give her a try, you'll be amazed!!!!

Anyhow, she had ordered a boxed set of monogrammed cards from me. She loves the color purple and adores the Gorjuss Girls. Here is what I came up with:

Since she is just the sweetest thing, I wanted to make her a couple more things to send with her order. I made this cute little desk top note set to match her monogrammed note cards.

A matching Post-It holder:
And this bookmark because she loves to read.
She received her box last week and said she loves her stuff! Yay, I'm so happy!
Have a beautiful day everyone and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Savannah is Oh So Pretty!!!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I know I sure did!
Although I was super busy, I did manage to whip up this card at like 5 am Saturday morning!
Yeah, I was up at the crack of dawn getting ready for my son's football game when this little number popped into my head. This card features TGF's Savannah and I think she is absolutely adorable! I had stamped and colored her a while back but never did anything with it, so here is the card that I finally put together!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pumpkin Head

I can't believe Halloween is right around the corner! I made this box a few weeks ago thinking I could put it aside to post later (since I've been so lazy to post!) but this morning I looked at the date and totally spazzed out! So here it is, before Halloween comes and goes without me putting this up. Ha!
This box was made using Lauren Meader's Tucked Away template and TGF's Spooktacular set. Kinda hard to tell that I just love everything Lauren Meader and Greeting Farm!
This box can hold 3 of these Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Creepy Crispies

With Halloween just around the corner, I figured I'd better hurry up and post these up before it passes! Can you believe that it'll be October already? Where did the days go!? Anyways, I had a whole box of rice crispy treats that we didn't end up using for my sons football team so I decided to create a box to wrap them in for Halloween. It was really simple, I just measured the rice crispy treat and designed a simple little box that measures 2" x 3.5".
I think I will make these for my kids to give their classmates this year. Even though my kids are getting way too old to be passing out treats in school, their friends always look forward to what I'll be making them next. So it's always fun to make things for people who really appreciate them!
This cute little witch is from TGF's Spooktacular set.

Here's another one with Spooktacular's little mummy. He is so cute!
A close up of the embossed spider web pattern on the back of the box made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Isn't that just too cute!

Have a wonderful evening everyone! Thanks for coming to visit!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fold N' Go Butterfly

My gosh how long has it been!? Sorry for being M.I.A. but so much has been going on and I have been uber busy! With my son's football starting up, a new job and my grandmother being in the hospital I have had hardly any time to do anything! It's been pretty rough not having any time to craft! I sure do miss all of you and now that I have some time I must go and check all of your blogs to see what I have been missing! LOL!

With all that aside, I did manage to make this beautiful gift box using the "Fold N' Go" template by Lauren Meader. This template comes in two sizes, small and large. This one uses the large template and you can find it here. The sentiment and butterfly stamps are from C.C. Designs and you can find them here. I just adore this stamp set and the template was so easy to follow.

That's it for today, I have to get to work. I hope you all have a fantabulous weekend!

A million hugs!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Featured Aloha Blogger!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  It has been a very long week and I have been so busy with my son's football season.  Haven't had any time to craft lately but I wanted to let you all know that I have been featured on Jen's Stamp and Scrap Hawaii blog as featured blogger of the week!  Go and check out Jen's awesome blog by clicking on the link above.

Friday, July 31, 2009

You're Perfect

Happy Friday everyone!  Just a quick post tonight cause I have to wake up early tomorrow.
Here's another 5 x 5 card made with TGF's Hope and Grace.  Don't forget to check out TGF's website tonight for all the new releases!  If you haven't seen them yet....they're awesome!

Have a beautiful weekend!  I'm off to buy my TGF stamps!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swiss Pixie

Good afternoon all!  I know I had promised you last week that I would be posting new cards.  Please forgive me as there were several unexpected things that came up that caused me to change my plans.  Nothing bad, don't worry, things around here just got a little crazy.

Here is a card using C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Gretel.   Isn't she a doll?  This stamp was so much fun to color too!  If you're familiar with C.C. Designs stamps then you know that they are all super cute.  On August 3rd. they will be releasing some even cuter images!  I can't wait.  

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A blog award from Linda and Edward Cullen.....what could be better!

Good evening everyone!  Sorry I didn't post this earlier but I spent the whole day designing a blog for my son's pop warner football team.  Anyhoo, I wanted to post this awesome award that I received from an even more awesome woman....Linda!  You guys all know who she is!  She is not only an inspiring crafter she is a great and caring friend.  She always takes time to visit everyone's blogs and leave the kindest of words.  She and her BFF Kyoko have only had their blogs for a few months but they have sure come a long way and they both ROCK!
Thank you Linda!  I wish to pass this award on to all of you who follow my blog.  It's your uplifting comments that keep me crafting.

  Okay, on top of my blog award Linda also sent me the US Magazines Sexy Stars of Twilight magazine!  How rockin' is that!?  As you all already know, we are both crazy for Edward Cullen!  This magazine makes me drool everytime I look at it!  Thank you Linda, you are so thoughtful!

  When TGF came out with the Edward stamp of course I HAD to buy it!!!  I just knew I had to make Linda a card with it!  I know I'm late since I see that a few of you already beat me to it! lol!  But this is my thank you card to her:

  It's hard to tell in this photo, but I added Crystal Snow glitter by Stampendous to his face and arms.  For those of you that are wondering why his skin is covered in glitter I suggest you GO SEE THE MOVIE!  You won't be disappointed!

  This is the inside of the card.  Anya is supposed to be Bella.
Linda already received her card and goodies so it was safe for me to post it tonight.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great evening!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's great to be back!

  Boy oh boy it's so good to be back!!!  We finally finished moving and the cable guy came out today to hook up my internet.  I felt so lost with no computer all these days!  I had my Blackberry but it just isn't the same!  That little screen just doesn't cut it! LOL! 

   Well, I have been stamping (in between unpacking) and have created some cards.  I'll be posting them over the next few days.

  First up is this 5 x 5 card of Annika from TGF.  I swear she is just a darling!!!!  During the move I received a shipment of paper from My Mind's Eye.  Seen here are "Pirouette and Jazz" from the Penny Lane line.  I just love pink and brown!

Next up is Superstar Anya from TGF.  This little diva is just too cute with her little boa!  This is another 5 x 5 card.  These are so much fun to make.  The papers used are also from My Minds Eye.  I used "lil Girl and Lucky" from the Laundry Line collection.

  Well that's all for today.  I have orders to fill and some unpacking to do.  For those of you that have been emailing me orders, I'm so sorry I could not get back to you earlier.  But since my internet is up and running there shouldn't be any more delay in my reponse time.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Aloha Kitty

Happy Friday all!  The past couple days I have been in bed with some kind of cold!  I feel miserable but took a cold tablet and decided to clean my craft area while I'm feeling a little better.  Within the next couple weeks we will be moving to a new house and my craft area is a absolute mess so before I start packing up I have some major cleaning to do.  

Here's a simple card I made a few weeks ago with this darling Hello Kitty Sizzix die.  She's a cutie!

Well have an awesome weekend! TFL!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Teachers Gifts Galore

Okay, so remember I said I had to make 14 teachers gifts?  Well at 1:00 this morning I FINALLY finished!  Not to mention  I had to wake up at 5 this morning to make some Spanish Rice for my daughters class party!  I am wiped out but oh well, since I'm on a roll I'll be doing some vacuuming and I'll shampoo my carpets too.  All this crafting left me so little time to get things done around my house.
Okay, now on to the project.
This is not a good picture cause it was in the wee hours and the lighting was so bad but this was made using the "Pack-A-Picnic" template from Papertrey Ink.  I made a variety of different colors and styles but to tell you the truth I was in no mood to have a "photo session" ! LOL!
Here are the contents inside.  I included General Foods International coffee and some chocolate dipped Biscotti.

Here are some cookies that were wrapped in DP.  Just something really simple and fast!  I also made some desktop post-it holders but I wrapped it before taking pictures.  I was so bummed but was in no mood to have to rewrap them again just for a picture.  My brain must have fallen asleep while my body kept going!   Well I'm glad it's over now I can relax and just craft for the joy of it (after I clean the house!).
Okay, I'm off to do some housework!  TFL have a beautiful day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fun in the Sun with Trevor and Emma

Good morning!  Hope your Monday is off to a great start!  Well for me it's a bit hectic.  My son woke up this morning with a 103 degree fever!  I just hope he doesn't get it as bad as my daughter did a few weeks ago!  That was so NOT fun.  On top of that my kids both finish school on Wednesday so little ol' last minute me, is busy crafting away making thank you gifts for 14 teachers!  Yes 14!  Now that they're both in middle school they have 7 each!  My goodness!

Anyway, enough rambling.  Here is a card I made using the CC Designs "Sandbucket Trevor" & "Polka Dot Emma".  Aren't they adorable?  Colored them with my Copics and the DP is from PTI.
Have a beautiful day! TFL!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunglasses Emma

Happy Sunday everyone!  And a Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!
Here's another card using CC Designs Sugarplums image.  This little darling is called
"Sunglasses Emma".  I think she's so cute with her little sand pail and glasses.  The surfboard and slippers are from CC Designs Sugarplums Beach Scene.  The Beach Scene set has all the perfect accessories to go with these adorable beach bunnies.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Annika and a Card Couture

Have you guys seen the new release of templates by Lauren Meader over at Papertrey Ink?  This is called "Card Couture" and  it can hold a lot of A2 sized cards.
Anyway, a friend of mine who used to stamp with me many, many years ago quit stamping cause she never had any time.  Since then I have been making all of her cards for her.  After she seen all the images from The Greeting Farm she fell in love with them and has been wanting to start stamping again.  So to get her back into the groove of things I thought I would make her this gift.  Her favorite image is "Annika" so of course I had to put her on the front of the box!
Here is a picture of another angle so you can see the details of the handle.
Opened view.  Flap stays put with a velcro dot.
  Used the Martha Stweart Scallop border punch for the detail on the back.
Instead of filling this card couture with finished cards.  I filled it with some Greeting Farm images to help get her started.  I hope she likes her gift!  TFL!  Have an awesome weekend!

Surfer Emma

Wow I think this is the first time I actually posted three days in a row!  I surprise myself sometimes! LOL!  All kidding aside, have you all seen the cutie patootie stamps by C.C. Designs?  These little beach guys are so super cute!  This image is called "Surfer Emma" and she was so much fun to color.  It's hard to tell from this photo but her surfboard is layered to give it a 3D effect.  This card was so much fun to make!
TFL!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kawabunga Dude!

I swear this is the cutest Ian image yet!  This is Surfer Ian from TGF and I absolutely adore him!  My dad is an avid surfer so I made this Father's Day card for him.  I'm not normally into these bold and bright colors but I think this came out pretty cute!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm back!!!

Hey everyone!  Boy has it really been a month since my last post?  Sorry to leave you all hanging but there has been a lot going on.  My daughter took a trip to Washington D.C. and came back home with the worse flu ever!!!  Of course with the "swine flu" going around, I was in a panic until her test results came back (4 days later) negative! Whew!!!!!  But she was really really sick and I was exhausted from taking care of her.  On top of that my son started track practice and I have been at the park from Monday - Thursday and at track meets ALL day on Saturdays!  Uggh no stamp time!  To top that all off, my landlord calls me and tells me that they decided to sell the house so now we have to move!  My husband and I have been looking for houses and that's no fun!  I'm exhausted!!!!
Okay, okay....enough babbling!  Sorry! Lol!
I did manage to make a few things I was just too lazy to take pictures and post them.  I'm so bad!  Well, I finally decided it was time to post something so you guys know I didn't fall off the face of the earth!
This card uses The Greeting Farm's "Sing" image.  Isn't she just the cutest!?  I swear Marie's stuff just keeps getting cuter and cuter!  How the heck is that possible!?
Okay everyone I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff.  Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Check out this Blog Candy!

Be sure to hop on over to Joy's blog to enter to win some awesome blog candy!  She is celebrating 36,000 hits to her blog and also an awesome award that her adorable daughter received in school.
Look at all these goodies!  Check out her blog you won't be disappointed, she makes the cutest stuff!
Congratulations Joy & Tae!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Mother's Day Gift Box and A Beautiful RAK

I hope all you mommy's had a splendid Mother's Day.  

I know it's kinda late to post Mother's Day stuff but I wanted to share this pretty 3" x 6" box I put together for my mom's gift.  
Here's a close up of the acetate window stamped with "Mother" and "Butterfly Kisses" by PTI.

RAK from Linda

Linda from Simple and Sassy Creations sent me this adorable monkey card.  The DP she used is so cute, it has all these little monkeys on it!  I just love it, it's so cute!
She also made me this Twilight bookmark.  If you guys didn't already know, Linda and I are obsessed with Edward Cullen!  It sounds retarded....I know......but we don't care! LOL!  She also gave me a Twilight button of Edward kissing Bella.  I told Linda that I wish it was me he was kissing! LMAO!  Okay, okay....too much info...I know!  Anyways, Linda you are so awesome, thank you so much!

A couple awards


I recently received this lovely award from Kyoko and Joy.  These ladies are so kind to share their aloha with me.   I am supposed to pass this award on to five more people but I chose to pass this on to all of you who follow my blog and leave me such heartwarming comments.  Please visit Kyoko and Joy's blog and show them some aloha, these ladies are awesome!

This beautiful award was given to me by Joy and Linda.  I tell you, these ladies spoil me!  Once again I would like to pass it on to all of you who follow my blog.
Here are the rules:
1.) Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2.)  Put the picture / award on your blog.
3.)  You can nominate anyone and as many as you chose.
4.)  Leave a fact that no one knows about you.
5.)  Leave a comment on the blog that gave this to you.

***FACT***  I have a secret crush on Patrick Swayze.  He normally is not my type but when I was younger and saw Dirty Dancing, I just fell in love with him!  I still sthink he's HOT for an older guy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Is it really over...?

I wanted to thank all of you who came out to visit us at the craft fair this past weekend.  I know there were so many of you that came on Saturday when I wasn't there yet.  I had to stay home and make more stuff since we were pretty much wiped out on Friday night.  I didn't get there until 1 o'clock on Saturday and I am so sorry I missed you.  My aunty and uncle told me that you all came by.

Here is a picture of our booth that we took on Friday night before the mad rush.
This is my Aunty Lianne and Uncle Orlando, the owners of Chassy's Creations.  By the way, my uncle is the creative guy that decorated the booth.  He does such a fantastic job at all the fairs and we always get complimented on how pretty our booth is.  Anyways, this is a picture of them with the calenders that they make.  They started making these calenders many years ago and have since then started making those pretty containers with the butterflies on them.  Since we ran out of merchandise on Saturday we had to display some of these calenders they had left over from an older fair.
My aunty and I.  
We took this on Sunday at the end of the day.  We were all exhausted and although we had fun we were so glad the fair was over!  Being there from open till close for three days straight plus going home and creating more at the end of the night and waking up at 5 in the morning to create even more takes it's toll on you.  To be honest....I don't want to craft for a long time! LOL!  But I do have a lot of orders to fill so it looks like I won't get to take a break just yet.
Once again, thank you all for your support.  It was so nice to meet some of you and for those of you that I missed, I hope we get another chance to meet at the next fair.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Requested Hello Kitty Items

  For those of you who have been writing to me requesting more Hello Kitty items, this post is for you.  The Hello Kitty items did so well at our craft fair last week so I decided to make more for the fair this weekend.  We still have some of the other styles I showed you last week but here are just some of our newest.

More desk top stationary sets:

More accordion file folders:

And more tea box dispensers:

  We hope you will come by the Blaisdell to visit us!  And for those of you who requested these
items you can pick them up there!

  Okay we're off to the fair!  Have an awesome weekend!