Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new!

To all of my friends, far and near, hope you all have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here's wishing all of you the very best 2010 will have to offer! Much happiness, super duper good health, success in everything you do and lasting friendships! Thank you for always leaving such sweet and encouraging comments. I appreciate each and every one of you! I've learned a lot from all of you and I hope to keep on learning in the new year! If you're traveling today, please be safe on the roads. Take care of yourselves, be kind to each other, and I'll see you all next year! Much aloha to all of you!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to wish all of my friends, near and far, a very Happy Holiday season! If you'll be on the roads this holiday, please be careful and safe. I'd like to thank all of you who have left such sweet comments for me during the year. I've met so many wonderful and talented ladies from all over the world and I am very grateful for that. Blogland has opened up my humble little life in ways you cannot imagine! Here's hoping the New Year will bring us all many more opportunities to create and learn from each other! Until next time, take care, stay safe, love your families, and be kind to each other. Aloha ...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tilda Gift Set

If you've visited a blog called "Capture A Heart ... Something Handmade From Me To You ...", you no doubt know the author, Cami, is a very talented lady. Cami had posted pictures of this gorgeous Tilda gift set on her blog several days ago. She does such beautiful work and if you are lucky enough to be a recipient of her gifts, you know what I mean.

Every year, I go to one of the largest craft fairs in Honolulu which starts the day after Thanksgiving and runs for three days. Cami mentioned that she would be at this craft fair, so I decided to stop by and drop off a little something for her. To my surprise, Cami gave me the Tilda gift set that she had posted! Teri, you were right! I actually did jump up and down as I was so surprised and touched that Cami made this special gift for me.

The easel card/calendar/drawer box will have a very special place on my work desk, and will serve to remind me of my special relationship with Cami.

The gift box below held some beautiful stamps as well as some sweets. The sentiment on the box says it all ...

Words cannot express the feelings I have for dear friends like Cami. She gives of herself without expecting anything in return. She has the biggest heart and has so much love to share. From our very first meeting at Kahala Mall, I knew that Cami would be one of my dearest friends. Thank you Cami, for everything you've brought to my life. Love you!

Craft Fair Items Part 2

Here is the second batch of items I made for the craft fair. I made various designs for this post-it note organizer. I got the pattern for this project from Chic' n Scratch. Angie's blog is full of ideas and if you haven't visited her yet, I hope you will soon.

Here's a look at the inside of the organizer. I liked this particular project because it held two different sizes of post-it notes and I thought the addition of the pocket on the left was a great idea. Don't you agree?

Here are the rest of the organizers:

These organizers were really easy and fun to make. Thanks to Angie for always sharing her awesome creations! And thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving me such sweet and encouraging comments. I appreciate all of you!

Craft Fair Items Part 1

I made these gift card holders for a local craft fair last month. I've participated in our office craft fair for several years now, but this fair was a "real" craft fair open to the public in downtown Honolulu. Boy, oh boy, talk about pressure! But I gotta say, it was so much fun! I'll definitely be doing it again next year with my girlfriends!

This batch of GCHs was made from a pattern I received from attending Teri's GCH class. I love Teri's classes!

These GCHs were made from a pattern found on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog, Chic' n Scratch.

The GCHs came together pretty quickly after I figured out what papers I wanted to use. Be sure to check out Teri's and Angie's blogs for great craft ideas! These ladies are awesome! I hope you stay tuned for Part 2 of my craft fair items ...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Amazed and blessed

I am truly amazed at the talent out there in Blogland. I met Kris a while ago and have been blown away by all her wonderful creations. She is such a talented gal! If you haven't checked out her blog, please do so as you won't be disappointed. Kris is a loving wife, and dedicated mother, who works full time and still manages to create and keep her blog current.

I received this gorgeous thank you card from Kris along with all these goodies! Do you think she remembered that my fav color is purple? Heehee! Receiving this card was so unexpected and it definitely made my day.

Thank YOU, Kris, for being in my life! I have truly been blessed!

Another sweet RAK

My third post for the day. I should've started earlier, but had to take care of some family stuff first. It's now 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning. I usually wake up around 5:00 a.m., but I don't think I'll be waking up that early today! Heehee!

Thanks for staying with me and for sitting through my sharing of these recently received RAKs. I hope you don't think I'm bragging when I post these RAKs - I just want to recognize the wonderful, giving ladies behind them.

That being said, I'm sure if you take a good look at this card, you'll know that it was created with love by my dear sweet friend, Cami.

As if the card wasn't enough, she included these wonderful goodies as well! You spoil me too much Cami! You know how I feel about you and I am forever grateful to the powers that be for bringing us together. Thank you for everything ~ especially your friendship. Love you girl!
That's it for now. I still have more RAKs to share! I hope you'll stop by again tomorrow! Until then, take care of yourselves, be kind to each other, be happy and stay safe. Aloha ...

Another win!

I won this cute Santa Lala from the La La Land Christmas Sneak peak back in October. My sweet friend Kim sent me my prize along with some pretty Christmas ribbon and the beautiful card below ...

In case you hadn't heard, Kim is the mastermind behind Sassy Suzi, the newest Wild Sprout from The Greeting Farm! Hurry on over to The Greeting Farm and get Sassy Suzi before she sells out! Congratulations Kim - you're awesome! I'm so thankful to have you in my life!

Happy December!

Oh my goodness! Can you believe it's already December? Wow, where did this year go? Before I post my latest creations, I need to post some very special RAKs that I've received over the past several months.

This beautiful Halloween card was made by my dear friend, Marisa. She stuffed the card with a whole lotta stamped images! Woohoo!

Marisa also made me this beautiful album! She's a very creative gal and I just love this album to pieces! Thank you so much for sharing this piece of "art" with me, Marisa! You are super talented and I'm glad to have you in my life! Love you Sis!

Thanks to all of you who have stayed with me during my absence. I truly appreciate all your kind words of encouragement and support.