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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tea Swap - Open Call

First Tea Swap of the New Year

Requirements: You will mail 2 tea bags to your partner in a handmade card by January 10.
Remember: By signing up for this swap you agree to be a responsible swapper.

Optional Theme: New Years or Baby Cards
Card can be blank
OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

Email me by December 30, SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with the following info:
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap outside of the US or US ONLY

Past tea swappers don't have to send me the info above UNLESS your information has changed.

I will send a group email with the partner list around December 31st. Teas must be mailed out by January 10.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Monday, December 27, 2010

More Christmas gifts

Found these cups at Ross'. Packaged a Starbucks GC and some their instant VIAs in them. Cup Holder pattern from For the Love of Paper.

Double cup holder.
The single cup holder

Covered some delicious Big Island Candies with this cute poem from clearlyistamp.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Gifts in a Can

More canned gifts, i.e. jewelry, small knicknacks, etc. I also made matching bows with my new Sizzix bow die. Didn't realize how easy and they are to make. Paper by CTMH; Poinsettia tag using QK die.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Create from the heart: Coasters

You all have seen these photo frame coasters. I always buy a couple and stash them away for emergency omiyage (little favor) gifts.

This afternoon I'm meeting some of my tea swap gals for afternoon tea.

Embossed mini tag (3x embossed), gold wire and star brad.

A little stamp in the middle of this photo coaster, a box of Hawn Flavored tea, and a Big Island Candy Krisp bar!

All wrapped up very nicely.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Easel calendar

I received a similar calendar in a swap last year and loved it so much I decided to recreate the calendar for my friends. So far, I've made 10 for book club, half dozen for work friends and a few more for other friends. I've been way busy this fall with trial and totally slacking in posting my artwork (mainly b/c I didn't do any artwork from August to November. Thanks, Fran, for holding up the blog!

This is a calendar that I did for a dear friend who loves aligators. I couldn't find much in the way of aligator embellishments but I did finally find this paper (looks kinda gator-y and this charm). Merry Christmas, Linda!

And this is the close-up of the little gator charm.


I had a lot of fun making these calendars! I will posting more as I get to spend some quality time with my home computer!

Karen

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Create from the Heart:

Several months ago I bought these water bottles at Ross', knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them. There were only 5 on the shelf.

Several months later, I gifted them up and made matching tags and cards.

Added a topper and made a couple of great gifts!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gingerbread men

These totally cute gingerbread men were created by my October Christmas Tag Swap partner, Myra, from Kailua. I saw the die at Ben Franklin but after seeing these cute guys, mmm, I may take a second look! Love them, Myra, as well as all the extra goodies which you spoiled me with :o)

Here is a picture of the other side of the gingerbread men:
Totally cute!!! Thank you, Myra!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gift For Amy

I recently bought a new can opener after seeing on someone's blog (I'm sorry, I can't remember whom) that she regifted and recycled her can goods. This is the type of can opener that unseals the glued top so there are no sharp edges. I think my original can was from Libby's Pumpkin. After washing it out cleanly, I put a gift inside, reglued the edges. Turned it upside down and decorated the can. I thought I'd use my new Sizzix Die for the flowers.

Ok, I know I should have made more flowers but I finished this at 12 midnight which left me only 4 hours of sleep until I had to get up for work! It fit nicely in a P. O. box and off to Chicago it went. Sweet 14, I know my niece will love this little gift!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

No Peeking!!

Just finished these 6 tags for Leanne in Los Angeles. She is my November/December Christmas Tag Swap partner that Kyoko hosted. I have never used my QK Vixin Raindeer die so thought I would use it for my first set of tags.


Then, using the same raindeer hat, I paper pieced a little elf tag and printed the sentiment on computer.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Daisy Clipboard & Babes-In-A-Tin

Well, it's another week and survival of another craft fair ;o) My parents have participated in the Season's Best Craft Fair for 24 years, since it's inception! Anyway, we were very successful. All the memo boards sold and by Sunday, our booth looked pretty sparse.


Remember the Ladybug clipboard I created? Well, the same gal picked up this memo board.

Here's a picture of our Family Affaire booth filled with modge podge of items.
and, for those who wondered, here's what my Babes in a Tin looks like. It's a baby chipboard book packaged in a tin. The chipboard album looks wonderful in Baby's room or on the door.



Just thought I'd add this one, one I created for my niece 2 years ago. Her picture is on the top and the bottom of the album. Also the reverse holds 6 photos.
Two more craft fairs to go: Lanikai and Castle HS both this weekend. It was wonderful to see friends and family stopping by the booth.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Daisy memo board

Another memo board, three of the daisies are magnets.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Memo Boards

More memo boards. I really love this one. The insides of the flowers are embossed and blinged.

Here's a close up of the flowers

And Sunflowers. This one sold quickly. Well, just woke up and time to leave back to the fair.
Hope you enjoyed your Black Friday shopping!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ladybug Memo Board


Another memo board, this one ladybugs and daisies

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ladybug Clipboard

Just finished this one. Ladybug clipboard by request.

The Front
and the back.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MIA - Craft Fair Season

Yes, I've been MIA, working frantically for this Season's Best Craft Fair this week Friday (Black Friday), Saturday and Sunday at the NBC. Of course we procrastinated until the last minute to make our wares.

But anyway, here is one of the 12x12 bulletin boards I just finished. It's a magnetic and cork board I just decorated with 3-d flowers.

The second shot is a close up of the embossed centers for these flowers.

I'm having so much fun with them. It's almost like scrapbooking a layout!!

Well, I've got 6 more to go as well as some clipboards to decorate....

So far I've completed desk calendars and Babes in a Tin. More pictures will be posted.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

December Tea Swap - Open Call!

Last tea swap of 2010!

If you are interested in joining, please let me know!!!


Requirements: You will mail 2 tea bags to your partner in a handmade card by December 8.
Remember: By signing up for this swap you agree to be a responsible swapper.


Optional Theme: Christmas!!!!

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, by November 22, Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap outside of the US or US ONLY

Past tea swappers don't have to send me the info above UNLESS your information has changed.

I will send a group email with the partner list by 11/24. Teas must be mailed out by December 8.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crafters Elephant & Book Sale This Friday & Saturday!!

The Friends of Kalihi-Palama Public Library are sponsoring their 3rd Crafters Elephant and Book Sale at the library auditorium on Saturday, November 13, from 9-1 p.m. Crafters have cleaned out their closets and stashes, and will be selling new and gently used craft tools, supplies, books, magazines and more. There will be scrapbook papers, embellishments, beads, yarns, rubberstamps, stickers, ribbons, and storage containers, as well as handmade greeting cards, hand towels, and more. As a benefit for the Friends, a $1.00 donation is requested to a Preview Sale on Friday night, November 12th, from 6-8 p.m. where purchases may be made before the sale opens on Saturday. Kalihi-Palama Public Library is located at 1325 Kalihi Street, next to the Kalihi YMCA. For more information, please call 832-3466.

I'll be there so I hope to see you there!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Card - Tea Swap


This card is going to Melanie in Brookline, MA along with 2 teas I picked up. Digi image from the internet, Nestibilities, SU Stamp for leaves and saying, scraps of pattern paper ... and 2 delicious tea flavors!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho! - The Video

You asked for it, you got it!

Since there were so many who requested instructions on my Santa tags, I finally did it . . . I finally created a video BUT (and it's a BIG BUT!), I created it in two separate videos (didn't know how to pause the camera). LOL! Please pardon my VERY beginner attempts and enjoy!

Please comment and let me know what you think!!!!

Here's all the pieces for the Santa tag:

I used a sizzix tag but any die cut tag will do. One tag in flesh, 2 tags in red (2 pieces of hat), 1 tag in white (top part for hat and bottom half for beard). Cut as indicated in the picture. 1 strip of black (approx 3/4" in width); 1 cloud punch in white; 2 ea 3/4" circle in white (eyes); 1 ea 3/4" circle in flesh (nose); 1 ea 1" circle in white (cut in half for mustache); 2 ea 1/2" circle in black (eyeballs); 1 ea 1/2" circle in red (mouth).






video


video

As I viewed it back, I had to laugh at myself. So, so beginner!! Thanks for viewing and have a great day!!

I'll work on a Mrs. Santa video next.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sing - scrapbook layout

Quick layout for a Scraplift Challenge at Scrapper's Challenge. Used my favorite paper line: Chatterbox, BG chipboard letters, TLC Chipboard; Fiskars Border Edger, Ribbon (Unknown); Sizzix musical diecut and Chatterbox brad.

BTW, here's the original layout.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

November Tea Swap - Open Call

This spooky tea card was created by my October partner, Kim who lives in Ware, MA. I just love the Magenta Tea Party Stamp she used! Never seen one like that before.


Open call for our November Tea Swap.
If you are interested in joining, please let me know!!!

Requirements: You will mail 2 tea bags to your partner in a handmade card by November 10.
Optional Theme: Fall Colors, i.e. orange, green, red, yellow. Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, contact me no later than October 25. Include the following information privately to me:

1) your name

2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap outside of the US or US ONLY

I will send a group email with the partner list by 10/27. Teas must be mailed out by November 10.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Year of Cards (10/28 and 11/11)

A YEAR OF CARDS - CHRISTMAS CARDS AND TAGS

It's up! It's up!! Last project for 2010!! 2 tags, 2 cards and a gift card holder.
Lots of paper piecing in these projects.
Same project, 2 different dates:

A Place in Time, Kailua
October 28 and November 11, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$25

Sign up early because I'm sure it'll go fast.

These will be the last classes that I teach for 2010. I need to switch gears for craft fair season. Thank you to all that signed up for a Year of Cards 2010. It's been wonderful to see you each month. We'll start another Year of Cards in January 2011.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So, I couldn't stop with Santa . . . .

She was much harder to do.
First try: She looked too young and glamorous;
Second Try: She looked too... chubby? Need to resize her nose!
Third try and very pleased.
Presenting . . . .

Mrs. Claus!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ho, Ho, Ho!

More Christmas tags for Kyoko's tag swap. These are going to Myra from Kailua (hey, in my neighborhood!). Doesn't he look .... dreamy! Love those bedroom eyes (LOL!). This Santa came together rather quickly. It just took a LONG time getting my thoughts onto paper. Hope she likes them!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Very Spidey Halloween Tea Card

The color of our tea swap this month is orange and black and here's my card going to Debbie in Vine Grove, Kentucky. I hope she likes it!


This is the second card I made for APT uses very similar supplies, all leftovers from my card class last month.


Supplies: Tim Holtz Die, gold brads, Bazzil cs, Gold ribbon, Prima PP, Nesties, Tattered Angels Glitter Mist, APT Spider Stamp

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moth Orchid Card

Here's the punch:






. . . and here's the card!

The card is a demo for the store, A Place in Time, and uses the Moth Orchid Punch Bunch, Nestabilities, Bazzil cs, Quickutz Die, Vellum, Chalk, and Crystal Effects