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!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Another Hello Kitty party

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Just adding this to my collection of Hello Kitty party favors and centerpieces. Had to make this set for a sweet customer named Jen from Hilo. Her daughter is having her 3rd birthday soon and she ordered these from me. I just shipped them out and I hope she likes how they turned out. Sorry the picture isn't a good one but by the time I finished I had to pack them up and ship them off for them to get to her in time. I only had two weeks to make 80 favors and 15 centerpieces. Ususlly two weeks is ample time but not when you have other orders to do at the same time! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Memorial weekend!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day everyone! I hope you all had the opportunity to spend this day with all of your loved ones. I was in such a rush to go to lunch with my mom that I forgot to take a picture of the card I made her. This is a card I made for a dear friend of mine.

Have a beautiful week!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Girl's Day!!!!

Happy Girl's Day everyone!!!

As promised, here are the Girl's Day treats I made for my children's teachers. Once again I used one of the adorable stamps from Hero Arts Four Dolls set.
The box is a simple take out box. I know take out boxes are normally for Chinese food and Girl's Day is a Japanese tradition but I thought it matched the Asian theme anyway.

Well, it's been a long day and I'm awfully sleepy so I won't drag this post any longer.
Have a beautiful day ladies!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Girl's Day Treats

Okay, as promised here are the Girl's Day treats I made for my daughter's friends. I used the tutorial shown here for the box. This box was so simple to make and it only uses one 8 1/2"x 11" sheet of cardstock! I used the Four Dolls images from Hero Arts again. There are three other girls in this cute set but this little cutie is my favorite!
Here is what the box looks like opened. It's filled with Japanese candy.

I'll be making something different for her teachers so I'll post those tomorrow.


Sunday, February 28, 2010


This will just a quick post today. Every Sunday my family comes over for a family dinner and they will be here shortly.

With Girl's Day coming up this week, I just wanted to share a simple card that I made for a dear friend of mine. I had these "Four Dolls" stamps by Hero Arts for the longest time and have finally inked them up for the first time. I wanted to keep it sweet and simple and I love how it came out.

I'll be back tomorrow with Girl's Day treats I made for my daughters friends using the same stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello Kitty Baby Shower

Back in December I threw my sister (the one in the pink) a Hello Kitty themed baby shower. Sorry to be posting the photo's so late but you know how things go.

Anyhow, my sister wasn't too much into the Kello Kitty thing but I figured since she didn't have a theme and Hello Kitty is so girly and cute, why not! Thank God she loved how everything turned out.

Here is the invitation, favors and centerpiece.
This is the gift I made her. Got this cute basket from Ross and stuffed it full of goodies.
Instead of the traditional cake, I wanted to do something prettier and easier to serve. So I made this cupcake tower. My daughter baked all the cupcakes and they were delish! I think this came out really cute!
Here is her cake table along with all of the prizes we had for baby shower games. Of course I had to make a custom Hello Kitty box for each one! To make the table more pretty of course! LOL!
Here is my beautiful niece Mekayla. She was born on January 8th. Isn't she just adorable!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab weekend!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Shutt-erfly Valentine

Happy Saturday friends! Sorry I forgot to post this last night. I had some of my son's football friends over for a sleep over and things were a little crazy over here! They are really good boys but you can imagine how loud it can get when they are all having fun!

Anyhow, on to today's project.

I just love the template "shutt-erfly" from Lauren Meaders new store called My Time Made Easy. I used kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink to make the box. I just love how sturdy that card stock is. I wanted the red and black to really stand out so I left the decorating to a minimum. Sometimes simple can be so beautiful.
The image is from The Greeting Farm. I used the body of Stella and the head of Ruby. I just love all the new stamps Marie has been coming out with. Make sure you stop by her store on February 15th as she will be releasing a brand new line of Sprouts called the Cheeky Cherry Collection. If you haven't seen these girls yet, go check them out on her blog. They are so dang cute!!!

I made my box a little different from the actual template. I made it so that the top was removable so that the recipient wouldn't have to rip the box open. This box is a pretty good size too, I filled this one with a whole bag of those Dove chocolate hearts and as you can see, it didn't reach the top. I could have easily added another half bag.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Be Mine.....

Wow, can you believe I'm posting two days in a row? I'm so proud of myself! LOL!

Well, today is the last day of school for my daughter before Valentine's Day so she stayed up late last night baking cookies for her Valentine's gifts for her friends and teachers. Thank God she loves to bake (cause I sure don't!) because she baked a lot of cookies! While she stayed home and baked me, my hubz and my son went to watch Avatar in the IMax theaters. I know, I know...what a bad mom...well, she didn't want to watch it and besides, I did make all of her packaging for her treats!
The movie was awesome!!!!! I have to admit I really didn't want to watch it but since my hubz begged, I couldn't say no. I'm so glad I went! If you didn't see it yet it's a MUST SEE!!! Especially in IMax!

Okay, now on to today's photo:

Since I had to make so much I decided to go with something simple. This box was a cinch to make. Found the cute ribbon at Flora-Dec and it was on sale! Yay! Who doesn't love a sale?
These boxes fit 5 regular sized cookies and let me tell was so hard not eating them as I was packaging them for her last night when I got back! I did sneak a taste and they were delicious!!!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Gorjuss Valentine

Happy Wednesday everyone! My gosh has it been over a month since my last post!? My goodness! Anyhow, I have been working on some Valentine's Day stuff and I thought I'd share some them with you before Valentine's Day passes! LOL! I know I have been a terrible blogger but please bare with me. I think you'll enjoy what I have for you today.

My boss asked me to make her a set of Valentine's Day cards. She just loves the Gorjuss Girls so she requested that I use them. I couldn't resist to make a cute matching card box to send her cards in.

Here is a close up of the card.

I didn't want to make all of her cards the same so I made some red ones using a different Gorjuss Girl. And of course I made a matching card box for this set too!
Here is a close up the the red card.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with more Valentine's Day stuff!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Around the corner.......

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that your new year is off to a joyous start! Sorry I didn't post any Christmas projects but I had so many orders and so little time! I don't think I took pictures of anything! Always struggling to finish my Christmas shopping and meet order deadlines! This Christmas was really crazy for me! Anyhow, I won't babble about that, I'm sure you were all pretty much in the same boat as me.

A friend of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her hubby. She wanted the Anya/Ian combo so this is what I came up with. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this could very well pass as a Valentines card I thought it would be perfect to post right now. I cased this idea from somewhere on the web. Sorry, I don't even remember who it was....but I just loved how it looks like Ian is thinking about Anya. Too cute!

Well, I hope you all have a beautiful week! Thanks for stopping by!