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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Much to be thankful for:

This post is a modgepodge of items I wasn't able to post the past couple of months.

Sweet Hello Kitty double pocket card from Colleen

Beautiful holiday card from Anne in Denmark. Note the intricate cutting on the heart. She said that the weaved heart is a true Danish tradition. Please check out her blog for other beautiful work she does.

Precious Thank you dry embossed card from Merle.

Thank you, ladies, for being so thoughtful and for the wonderful surprise of your card and the delicious teas!!

Lastly, this is the photo of the 18 or so hand sanitizer holders I made for scrapbook club holiday gift.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Owl Dry Erase/Magnetic boards

And this is one more made for the gal who sits right next to me at work. She loves owls:

I created a couple other different designs but with the stressful creating, I neglected to take pictures. Anyway, have a good one!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Hello Kitty Boards

Now that friends should have already opened up their presents, here are the Hello Kitty Boards:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

"I'm dreaming of a white christmas . . ."
eeekkkk . . . . , stop!
(trying to type the sound of the record player scratching to a stop here)

We have no snow in Hawaii but we do have:

double rainbows!

Just took these pictures the other day outside my office window. It's been raining a lot and very windy. We have lots of rainbows but it is the first time I took a picture of one! The first rainbow was so brilliant that it created the double.

As I look at these pictures, the Hawaiian Lullaby Song by Bradda Iz goes through my head:

Where I live, there are rainbows
With life in the laughter of morning and starry nights

Where I live, there are rainbows
And flowers full of colors and birds filled with song

I can smile when it’s raining
And touch the warmth of the sun
I hear children laughing in this place that I love

Source: Book of Golden Hawaiian Songs Copyright 1974,77 Siluco Music

Merry Christmas!
May you have a wonderful day with family and loved ones.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

More Dry Erase/magnetic boards

Here are other boards I had made for the craft fair

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fish Club Cards

Here's a new one -- My parents belong to an aquarium fish club and for their holiday party, grab bags had to be "fish" related.

So I made a dozen fish cards along with Gold fish crackers, of course! I believe this die is an Archivers Quickutz die.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tags and Tags

20 Gingerbread men
awaiting homemade gingerbread cookies;

10 snowmen
ready to bring smiles when children see their gifts.

Only 7 more days to Christmas . . .

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Notecard Teacher gift

Happy Holidays! It's been a long time! I've got lots of crafts to show you but I think I'll post them slowly to spread the season (because it's going by way too fast!!). So I'm all done with the craft fairs and now just getting my own shopping done.

For today, I'm sharing what I did for my kids' teachers. They are notebook cards that you quickly print, personalize and embellish. Someone shared this with me many months ago and I've kept the link knowing it will make great teacher gifts. (I'm sorry that I'm posting this too late since most schools are already on holiday break).

Here's the link to the original idea by Alicia. L-O-V-E I-T!! Please also check out her pinterest. She has WONDERFUL, absolutely wonderful ideas!! I didn't have to change a thing, other than I should have taken a little time to make sure my cutting was not off (see the extra white space on the bottom of this card?). Oh well, next time I'll be a little careful but other than that, I was able to finish these 30 cards in 2 hours (office lunch hours). Not bad, huh! I reused those plastic acrylic boxes that holds SU stamps. Place 10 cards and envelopes, a Starbucks gift card and handmade tags. BTW, the envelopes didn't fit in the box so they were placed on the bottom of the box and tied all together with ribbon.

As a side note, thank you to all who asked. I had a successful craft fair season and sold all the boards. The most popular, you ask? Hello Kitty, of course!! But I can't post pictures of that until Colleen opens her Christmas present (LOL!!! Hi, Colleen)!!

Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Little busy bee --

That's me! too many things to do, too little time!

I'll be at the Blaisdell craft fair on Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Drop by to say, "Hi"!

Happy Thanksgiving you all! I hope you have a wonderful turkey day with your loved ones! Also, I wish to thank YOU, for your wonderful comments and for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monkey Business, Too

Here's the female counterpart to the Curious George in my last post

Is she pretty or what?? LOL!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monkey business

So, wanna see monkeys?

Here you go. I tried to make him look like Curious George. I only created one to test the reaction but it was the first one to sell so I created several more.

I think I finally figured out how to take pictures of these boards. Here he is up close!

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comments!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet as a Cupcake --

Betcha been wondering what I've been up to! Well, I've been busy creating this magnetic, dry erase boards for the craft fairs. Here's a cupcake one. I'm so sorry about the terrible picture. The boards are just gorgeous in person! I just can't seem to take a good one without either the flash showing or my outline! The board is glossy that reflects. Each piece pierced individually together and dimensional using foamies and paper. So far I've created 4 designs. Here is just one. They are so fun to make, just like creating a layout!! My sister personalizes names on them by request so that's why there are lots of white space on the bottom. Back to creating more! Right now I'm working on monkeys . . .

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

December Tea Swap - Open Call

Open call for December's Tea Swap!!

Optional theme is: The Holiday Season; Colors: red, green, white, silver or gold.

Requirements: Send a handmade CARD or 2 TAGS with two tea bags to your partner by the deadline. Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

This month is special because you can either send 2 handmade tags or a handmade card along with your 2 tea bags.

Please let me know if you would like to join the December Tea Swap by November 17

Your partner's information will be emailed to you by November 21

You will have until December 5 to mail your cards out.

If you are interested, email me no later than November 17 with the following information

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 international or US ONLY

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Monday, November 14, 2011

All Ready To Go

Here are my pocket book calendars, all ready to go. There are approx. 48 here.

Simple designs using my Bella stamps, puny sayings, paper flowers, and a single brad.

I think I have at least 6 different types of designs,

all using scraps from past classes! The pens are from Ben Franklin, covered with matching paper. BTW, these pens work really well! Can't beat the price at 4/$1 (I think that is how much I picked them up for).

Thank you for stopping by!

Little Toy Soldiers

Yesterday I was at Kapiolani College craft fair and picked up this adorable SS Toy Solder dangle beaded earrings for just $20. Aren't they adorable? Some people are just soooo talented!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lady Bug Layered Accents by K& Co

I cut these kraft tags, 2x2 and 3x3 cards from the leftover scraps from my coin envelope class.

Stamp grass and flower stems in green ink.

BFF Sherri gave me these cute K & Co layered elements.

Add the critters to the tags and cards

Add pen stitching in black and white ink.

Add some blings and glitter glue

All done! At least 15 of them completed in less than 30 minutes!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Greater Appreciation!

My friends are always teasing me about how my supplies have to "age" before I use it for my personal use. It is true, I admit! It's not because I prefer it that way, rather I don't have the time just to play and experiment at my own leisure. This is Hope. I have had her for two years, it's the first time I've used her and Greeting Farms has discontinued her!

Anyway, I decided to finally use her and discover what the hype is about Copic Pens (which, every one of you reading this has probably been using them for years already! (Again, showing my preference for aging!!) Ok, well, I had a little time to play, borrowed some pens from BFF Sherri and started to work.

I now have a greater appreciation for all of you lovers of Copic pens and cutesy images!!! It took me a while to get Hope to where I was happy.

So when you receive a hand colored image card like this and all those that you see all over the internet, it is an expression of love; time, effort and money spent on creating a beautiful handmade card to brighten someone's life.

Copic and cutesy stamp users ... YOU ARE DA BOMB!!!

PS: A special thank you to GF Colleen, for the beautiful sentiment stamp :o)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Black on black with yellow nesti circle; MS Mice border punch; dimensional tape

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bosses' Day

Last week was Boss' Day. The shirt card I made here along with a pear danish and gift card.

and for my female boss:

Pear Danish,

gift card holder inspired by this card, and hand sanitizer (holder instructions here)