For Sale

Friday, August 30, 2013

Treat bins

I went to a retreat last month.  I made these little bins as my table treats for my friends.  The containers are Wal-Mart brand of quart-size crystal lite type drink mixes.  I covered in patterned paper and ribbon (I should have used washi tape!).  The monograms are CTMH and I inked the A and added bling and twine.   I then filled them with sweet and salty mix.

A fun treat!   So, save any kind of containers you have around your house.  They work great with a little embellishing!  Enjoy!   Karen

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Washi card

So, I admit to being a big collector of washi tape.  It's so cute and I keep seeing cuter designs all the time.  I have about 50 rolls and just order two more sets (4-7 rolls apiece) this week.  I can't stop.  So I decided that if I actually used washi tape, then I could buy more (hence my purchases this week).  I made this card for a local card swap.  Every thing is washi tape except the background layers, buttons (making memories), twine and sentiment (SU).
Enjoy!   Karen

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Copic Coloring Sister Stamps

Last weekend, I also took Priscilla's Copic Coloring Class.  Had a fun time at this event!!  I learned alot and I think it showed in my coloring:

I think I just need some practice not coloring out of lines!!  But I was very happy with my little "Ehu-haired" keiki:

 and Yoshi (normally doing the somersault), but he is doing the Kachashi (Okinawan dance) here:

Little Cutie-Patooties Back Packs

Oh my!!  Last week had a little tea party on Nuuanu 1024 and just had to dig into my little file folder for some Omiyagi Gift Inspiration. Check my little gifts out!!

I created this little back packs with the help of Sizzix Box 2 and Mini Oops! Its Box 3 and Scallop Envelope dies.

I fit two tea bags in the front pocket and a bunch of goodies inside the back pocket.

If there is interest, I'll post instructions, although I pretty much followed these great instructions by Mary Arima at Splitcoast Stampers with some modifications.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sneak Peak #5 - Hawaiian La`au Card Class

This is the last sneak peak for the Hawaiian La`au Card Class scheduled for August 31, 2013, 1:30p to 3:30p at A Place In Time.
To recap, here are links to the previous Sneak Peaks.

Sneak Peak #1
Sneak Peak #2
Sneak Peak #3
Sneak Peak #4

These little Hawaiian La`au wood embellishments are just so cute, you'll have lots of fun using them!

Please bring the following supplies with you to class:

Paper trimmer
Tape adhesive and Glue adhesive
corner rounder
Big Bite eyelet setter or other type of "any where" eyelet setter (if you have)
Dimensional tape or foam tapea
APT "Mahalo" Stamp (if you have)
APT "Hibiscus group of 3" (if you have)
APT "Surfboard" stencil (if you have)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain (if you have)
Xyron 150 sticker maker (if you have)
Liquid Pearl Buttercup (if you have)
Stamping up Window punch (if you have)
Glossy Accents (if you have)
Ink pads in colors similar to: Midnight Muse, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, and Yoyo Yellow (for the Hang Loose Card)

I look forward to seeing you at class!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sneak Peak #4 - Hawaiian La`au Card Class

This is Sneak Peak #4, a simple Monstera Leaf shaker box.

Class is scheduled for August 31!! I had a fun-filled past weekend and a busy week so I am sorry for not posting the past couple days.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sneak Peak #3 - Hawaiian La`au class

Sneak Peak #3 involves our beloved Honu.  Three of them on this card.

August Tea Swap - Open Call

I haven't posted an open call for a while!!  Well, here it is!


Open call for August's Tea Swap

Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by August 31.
The OPTIONAL Theme:  A Child's Birthday
The OPTIONAL Color scheme:  Primary colors Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me today 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
I will send a group email with the partner list by August 19.  Teas must be mailed out by August 31!

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!
Need samples of tea swap cards?  Here are two I never posted:
My June Tea Swap partner was Miyuki from California and here is her beautiful card:
The optional theme and colors were Red, White and Blue.  The stamp is from Greeting Farms. 

My May Tea Swap partner is Mary B from Florida and here is her beautiful card (front only):

Mary is 80 years old (she told me) and so enjoys making cards.

Both of my partners gave tea bags and little gifts.  I sure felt special!!

If you want to see more swapped cards, click on the photo slide show on the top right hand corner of this blog!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sneak Peak #2 - Hawaiian La`au Class

Here's my next card for class.

We can even paint these wooden embellishments for that extra pop.

I love the simplicity of this card.  The paper line we will be using is called rouge de Garance from France.  Goes so well with Kraft Paper!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sneak peak #1 - Hawaiian La'au Class

It's that time again! Here is the first sneak peak for the Hawaiian La'au class scheduled for August 31.

The other day, I posted about the wooden embellishments that are brand new at A Place In Time. On this card I used two of them, the Humu (fish) and the Seahorse. These little guys are SOOO cute!! Bill did a great job on them!!

Stay tuned for more sneak peaks in the next couple of days. For all of you who have already signed up for the class, I will post a list of supplies to bring on the last sneak peak post.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two Peas in a Pod

A co-worker asked me to create a card for a grandmother of twin newborns.  So I quickly created this card in a jiffy since I pretty much knew what I wanted to do:

Hand cut pod, Maple leaf punch, Cherry Lyn Designs Tropical Flourish Die, circle punches, bow punch, pearl stickers, chaulk, white pen and ink pad

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tea party and a Stamp Convention

Last month I had the pleasure of having High Tea with two special girlfriends at the Vintage Tea in California, Colleen and Gail.  Great place!  Check out all the tea cups in the background!!

We also made little gifts for each other but sorry, I don't have pictures of them

I was also able to attend a stamp convention in Long Beach and BOY did I HAVE FUN!!!

 Colleen and I with a make and take we did at the TAJ booth

Here I am creating an Artist Trading Card (Imagine that!!)
And Meeting Miyuki and Leanne in the Yumi & Fumi booth.

I believe we stayed there for four hours but it was not enough!!  
Special thanks to Colleen and her Ohana!!!

Pictures courtesy of Colleen. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hawaiian La`au

I am pleased to announce Hawaiian La`au by A Place in Time! These are approx 1" wood embellishments for your papercrafting projects.

I am using one of them on this sneak peak card which we will be creating in my next class on August 31:

These are limited edition and you are getting the information FIRST before anyone else!!! We are taking preorders so if you are interested in getting these, please let me know right away!! (Click on my profile above and send me an email!!)

Here are the 8 designs for the first edition:

sea hourse, Monstera leaf, Honu (turtle), luau feet, humuhumunukunukuapua'a (fish), pineapple, gecko, and plumeria

Cost: $2.80 for the packet of 3. The Luau feet, however, comes as a pair for $1.95. They are about 1" to 1 1/4" in height.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ukulele - Mahalo

 I just picked up this Stencil called Ukulele - Mahalo from A Place in Time.
Inked up, matted and all pau!

Fun Facts:
  • Did you know that the Ukulele was derived from two Portuguese instruments:  the braguinha and the cavaquinho
  • Ukulele means jumping flea
  • The Ukulele is best known for its association with Hawaiian music however it is now an international instrument with the ability to play all types of music venues.
  • The Hawaii State flower is the Maʻo hau hele (yellow hibiscus)
  • The Hibiscus is edible (i.e. dried fruit and tea, etc.)
  • The Hibiscus contains medicinal properties
  • The word Mahalo is Hawaiian for Thank You.

Friday, August 2, 2013

"Definitely Decorative" - but not anymore

Use Your Stash continues with a stamp set from Stamping Up called Definitely Decorative Ferns which I purchased many years ago. 
 The stamps themselves still look brand new.
 In fact, I don't think I used them at all!!  I found this scrap piece of pattern paper on my desk.
Stamped the image with Versamark, embossed with black powder.  Love the look:  elegantly masculine for any occasions!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A touch of sunshine

Kraft paper and yellow daisies go so well together!!  I have always loved creating these little daisies with a daisy paper punch, circle punch, and fern leaf punch.  A little cutting here, a little snipping there.  Finished off with a bling and bow.