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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in Blogland! Enjoy this day with your family and friends, eat lots of delicious food, and be thankful for everything that you have in your lives. I know I will!

Until next time, take care of yourselves and be safe! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

MIA, but I'll be back soon & an award!

Hey all! Sorry, I've been MIA again! Good reasons, though. I'll explain later. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still around and will be posting again very soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share an award that I recently received from Brenda, Cami and Shirley N.! You guys are the best! Thanks for thinking of me!

Here are the rules: I need to answer the following questions with ONE word, pass this award on to 5 bloggers, and post on their blog to let them know I left this award. Here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair: black
3. Your mother: awesome
4. Your father: sweetheart
5. Your favorite food? chinee
6. Your dream last night? sexy
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? healthy
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? roaches
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? crafting
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? unhappy
15. Muffins? yup
16. Wish list item? for my son to be accepted and happy with his life (couldn't use one word for this)
17. Where did you grow up? Kaimuki
18. Last thing you did? meeting
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends? trustworthy
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Vehicle? 4Runner
27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
28. Your favorite store? Walmart
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. When was the last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? panty (LOL!!!)
33. One place that I want to go over and over? VEGAS
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? depends
Now for the hard part (picking only 5). I pass this on to: Chalsie, Teri, Kim, and Shirley! Have fun gals!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I won!

I can't believe I won something!!! Elena was having a giveaway for these super cute Hello Kitty Halloween ornaments. I don't usually enter blog contests, but I couldn't help but comment on these ornaments! Aren't they the cutest things??? And check out the HK card she made! Thanks so much Elena, I'm still debating on whether or not I'm gonna share these ornaments! Heehee!

Please check out Elena's blog for some very creative projects! Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another waterfall wonder

Here is my version of the waterfall card that my DF Teri taught me how to make. I just love TGF Spooktacular stamp set! It's so cute! I made this card for a blogging sister on Maui. Hopefully we'll get to meet one day in person!

I think my card turned out pretty good, considering Teri wasn't sitting next to me holding my hand. LOL! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Waterfall wonder

I recently had lunch with some of my crafty friends. Now, we were just supposed to eat and talk story. But, little did we know, a pleasant surprise was planned for us. A while ago Teri and I were talking about the waterfall card and I commented that I would never make that card because it looked so difficult. Well, I was wrong. Teri had made kits for us to complete during our lunch! See what I mean about how sweet and generous she is? This is the card we made:

Isn't this the cutest? Well, because I didn't want to forget how to make this card (even though Teri gave us instructions), I made one that night. THAT card will be in my next post. Thanks, Teri, for showing me that a complicated looking card can actually be simple to make!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween goodies

As promised, here are the Halloween goodie bags I recently received at a gathering with some crafting friends. There sure were a lot of great ideas! Thanks for sharing ladies!!! This first one is from Janette. I got this via special delivery! Because everyone at the party was so "ADD", I didn't realize until I got home that I didn't grab my goodie bag from Jan! She was sweet enough to send it to me in the mail ... thanks Jan!!! When are you gonna start your blog? *wink*

This cutie is from Joy D. It's a candy slider with a full size bar of my favorite chocolate, Hersheys!!! Thanks Joy!
This loaded goodie bag is from Michelle. I should've asked her for her autograph since she was just on "The Joy of Crafting" show on OC16! Great job Michelle! Don't forget to let us know when your next segment is gonna be on!

This super cute bag is from our hostess, Claudette! Thanks so much for hosting the party Claudie! Everything was great - the food, the decorations, and especially the company!

This next goodie bag is from my BFF, Kyoko. The picture does not do this bag any justice! Let me just say that this bag was so huge that she had to fill it with FULL SIZE goodies! Thanks, Sis, you're one crazy gurl!

The cute witch box filled with yummy goodies was from Janis and the Frankenstein Bride box filled with yummy glazed nuts was from Jenny V. Unfortunately, I wasn't (& still haven't) able to finish the BIA calendar Make & Take provided by Janis. I'll post it as soon as I'm able to finish it. Thanks ladies!

This Jack-O-Lantern was made by the talented Jodi. She sure has a lot of patience ... thanks Jodi!

Another loaded goodie bag! This one is from Joy ... thanks for coloring my checkbook cover Joy! BTW, been riding recently? Yee Haw!

This next goodie box is from Teri. I wish you could see this IRL. It's awesome! Check out Teri's blog for a tutorial on this box. Thanks Teri!

This was a make 'n take from Michelle. She makes the cutest HK creations! Be sure to stop by her blog and check her out! Thanks for the M&T Michelle!

Thanks for all these great RAKs ladies! You guys are the best!