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Monday, January 27, 2014

Something New . . .

Hi Everyone!! A co-worker is retiring at the end of the month and I was given a Pinterest link and asked to create a Retirement Survival Kit. Not knowing what that was, I googled it. Did you know there are many Survival Kits out there? One for the mom, one for the dad, one for the "happy" married couple, one for the teacher, etc., etc.

Ok, so I had several other projects on my desk and decided to create a "simple" survival kit. The stamps, I have used several times before: Art Impressions Golden Oldies. I also took the Pinterest link and copied their wording and, when finished, it came out like this!!!

The next step was just to go to the store to pick up the kit ingredients. Wow, this turned out pretty good and was pretty fun!!!

Happy Monday!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What's on my desk . . .

. . . A little copic coloring. Stamped image by Art Impressions Girlfriends Dancers Set. After the picture was taken, I added some sparkly stickles on the tulles.

Aren't they cute!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The gift of handmade

Share your talent with others!
Create a bunch of cards from whatever scraps you have. Stamp sentiments and pop them up on foam tape. Create a box and package them all together with postage stamps. Then gift them!
I also included 3x3 cards.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Felt Fusion Class - Sneak Peek #5

This is the last sneak peek for the Felt Fusion Class scheduled for Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Please bring the following supplies to class:
Paper Trimmer
Tacky adhesive liquid glue like the Aleene's brand
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain and sponge applicator
Piercing tool (opt)
Crop-a-dile (opt)
3d Foam Tape
one Metal spoon
Border punch of your choice (if you have)
Decorative Corner punch of your choice (if you have)

If you are interested in taking the class, send me an email.
Thank you for you interest and I'll see you soon!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Felt Fusion Class - Sneak Peek #4

Here's another sneak peek for next week's class.

Please note that all the flowers you have seen in the sneak peek will be created in class!!  Here we have some beautiful roses.

Stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow along with the supplies to bring for class.

Class is scheduled for Saturday, January 25 from 1:30p to 3:30p.  Cost is $25.  If you wish to join us, send me a note or call Bill at a Place in Time.

Thank you!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Felt Fusion Class - Sneak Peek #3

First of all, I would like to announce the winner of the Christmas Ornament contest. Thank you for all that submitted entries. What I did was write down the supplies I used and compared my list with your list. The winner was chosen based on how many of my list he/she had.

And, the winner is:                                 (Drum roll. . . . . . )


Congratulations, Chris!!
I'll give you your prize package when I see you in a couple of weeks.

FYI, Here are at least 13 of the supplies I used:

Now, on to the next Card Class Sneak Peek: 
Shades of Grey meets the Neutrals
with just a tinge of bling

If you are interested in signing up for the class, there is still room!
Stay tuned for Class supplies. 

and let me say, Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Felt Fusion Class - Sneak Peek #2

I added a tiny touch of teal to our Yellow felt flowers and Shades of Grey.
. . . are adorable!
. . . are special!
. . . brighten up my day!
"Totally You!"
"It's all about You!"
"I {heart} You"

One of the supplies to bring to class will be a decorative corner rounder. 
I used Martha Stewart Double Heart for this sample

**Enabler alert**
Class Students, use your 40% coupon which expires today 
 to pick one up at Ben Franklin!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Felt Fusion - Card Class

Happy New Year!!! Our first class of 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1:30p to 3:30 p.m. at A Place in Time, Kailua.

We will be playing with Paper Loft's beautiful Shades of Grey line.
Here, we are combining Yellow felt and Grey for a soothing tone.

Class fee is $25. If you are interested, please either contact me via email or call Bill at 261-2882 to reserve a spot.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and the supplies to bring to class!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Little Frames

Thank you to all those that entered the little Christmassy contest. It is now closed and I will announce the winner on Monday.

Also, classes are starting up again, the first one on January 25 called Felt Fusion - Cards. I will be posting sneak peeks and information hopefully starting tomorrow. Thank you to those who have been asking!! :o)

Here are the little frames I created for the craft fair this year.  Each one could be personalized if requested. 

Each piece of the little girl and boy are cut and pieced together, and popped up with foamies.
I also created a personalized set for Colleen, my November Tea swapper for the "Anything But A Card" theme.  The frames were purchased at Ben Franklin and were plain jane!  I had to sand them and paint them.
Thankfully, I did really well with them!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christmas Contest time!!

Here's a fun, although Christmassy, contest!

Our office held an ornament contest before Christmas using ONLY Office supplies. I partnered with the person that sits next to me and this is what we created:

Can you tell me all the supplies I used? 
Comment on this post and the one with the most correct answer wins a prize package from me!! Hint:  there are at least 15 office supplies used.  Contest ends Friday, January 10, and I'll announce the winner on Monday!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tea Album from Karen

 One of my favorite handmade Christmas gift is this beautiful tea album from my blog partner, Karen.  
It came all the way from Texas!

I googled and I think the paper line is Stampin Up's Tea for Two designer series.

The album has so many little pockets and pull ups.

With tea bags adhered all over the place.  (ooohh, aahhh!!!!)

More pictures of this 5 pages album.

Love, Love this little album!!!

Thank you sooooooo much, Karen!! Thank you for the time spent creating it!! I just LOVE it!!!

On New Years I received a comment from Chris regarding this Gingerbread man die here.   Because I am not positive whom "Chris" is, I'm replying here.

Unfortuntely, he is now a retired Sizzix die called Gingerbread Man #656295 from a couple years back.  You may find him on ebay or etsy.  Thank you for asking!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My November Tea Swap Partner, Colleen

I was honored to have my good friend, Colleen, as my partner for November's Tea Swap.  The theme of the swap was "Anything But a Card" and she created this fun Christmas banner for me as well as sent a whole bunch of goodies.  I was certainly spoiled!!  Thank you so much, Colleen, for being my partner this month!!!

I was certainly blessed!!!

It's open call for January's Tea Swap!
If you are interested in joining our little tea swap, the information is indicated below:

Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by January 31.
The OPTIONAL Theme:  Tea for Two
The OPTIONAL Color scheme:  Lavender and Silver Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than January 14 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

Your partner's information will be sent to you by January 17.  Teas must be mailed out by January 31!

Click on my profile picture above, and send me an email if you are interested in joining us this month!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Omiyage Gifts from the Tea Party

And now to show you the adorable, handcrafted gifts made by the talented ladies at the tea party last weekend:
First off, two gifts from Bren:  A tiny explosion box holding a little porcelain dish (sugar cup?); and a calendar album holding tea bags in each pocket as well as two spoons of Sympatea:
The adorable kokeshi doll calendar images were printed from  Check it out!!! L-o-v-e It!!!

Dori made two boxes from the WeRMemories Envelope punch filled with eye candy bling, lemon and lime bars from The Cookie Company and Big Island chocolate dipped cookie bars and a handful of kisses!!
BTW, the very next day I picked up the Envelope Punch at J's KnickKnacks!
Gail made this pink and silver gift bag which she used the Papertrey Favor-it Box 4 Die.  In it she places some tea bags and peppermint candy.  The back of the bag had a poem to join her for tea on New Years Day! It's soo pretty!!
In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Horse, Mel created this beautiful Lantern and tea holder.  She also gave us Zig Wink of Stella Brush.  We had lots of fun playing with it.
I wish I could show you the work involved in creating the Chinese lantern.  It's GORGEOUS!!  I'm still uncertain how she created it.

Finally, we each got this cute little Hawaiian Favor from Byron who did not attend:
We all gushed over it.  So cute, huh!!! Thanks, By!!  Here is what it looks like without the topper:
Thank you to my wonderful tea friends for a fun afternoon!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Tea Farm Cafe

This year we selected The Tea Farm Cafe in Pucks Alley, Honolulu, for our Christmas Tea.  I googled new tea places and this one popped up with good reviews by Yelp!
Although on the high end in price for High Tea, we had a most enjoyable time!!
Our Hostess Irwin took very good care of us.  The glass tea pots and cups were different from what we were used to.  Each tea pot remained warm via the lit candle in the pot holders.  When filled with tea, each cup displayed a little shaped heart at the bottom of our tea cup.
A picture of our tiered meal containing scones, fruits and sandwiches. The major attraction . . .
S'more that we could cook ourselves and . . .
their ever so popular fundue with chocolate, green tea and vanilla ice cream hearts, more marshmellows and brownies.  MMmmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm!!!

I would definitely rate this place a MUST for tea lovers!!  It's a treasure of a tea place located right there by the University of Hawaii, great place for college students to study, too!

After tea, we went to visit Cute Stuff whom, sadly closed its crafting doors on December 31.
Lastly, a thank you for wonderful friends and good times:  Bren, Mel, Gail and Dori.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bringing the new year in with scrap cards

Bringing in the new year with my personal favorite - scrap cards.  I made a cute little Bazzill mini album with their assorted shapped borders and pleated borders.   The borders were so cute.  I just couldn't throw them away even though I just had about 3-4 inches of it.   Light bulb moment!  A 3x3 card.  This took about 5 seconds to throw together and I thought came out adorable.  Cardstock, shaped border, pleated border - Bazzill, leather flower (very old-I think Making Memories) and the polka dot brad is old also (in my stash).
Enjoy and Happy New Year!   Karen