Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun Flock fun...

just a little note for you to think about this Christmas time...tis the reason for the season:
A TRUE FRIEND will be LOYAL no matter what the COST. They would never put you down or try to be your boss. In heartache a heart they will share, They'll always try to show you how much they care. A true friend will always be there in good times and in bad. They'll try to make you laugh when you're feeling sad. I know ...without a doubt that a true friend I have in you. I hope that you know that I'm a true friend too.
this past weekend we got together for a day of crafting...I decided to make RAKS for everyone as it was a small group of gals. I decided to use the Christmas Anya...I got to use my fun flock! I think that using it for one is fine, but when you have to make 13 of gets to be a little messy! I used the box die from SU and used some pretty Christmas paper that I got from a dear sweet friend =) I added some goodies and gave them away!here I colored her in my in green and one in red. added some gold stickles for her belt and bow...used the fun flock on everything white.
this was fun to make...but cutting her out was a much so that I think it aggravated my arm and now I do have tennis elbow. it bothers me when I squeeze, grip or pick up things. I try not to do to much stuff...but it's hard not to craft! hopefully the pain will go away soon. hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! I am starting to feel the Christmas spirit in the air!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving blog candy...

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! I actually tried shopping on "black Friday" and it wasn't all the hype that it turned out to be. I had to fight crowds, stand in long lines and I had to do it at my sleeping time! It was interesting what people will do for a sale! I actually didn't get anything "special". but all in all it was an experience and I am now satisfied with being able to say I did another black Friday but I won't do this again =)
any whoo...let's get on with it...I need to pick a winner for the Thanksgiving blog candy. so without further is the winner!
Blogger CHARLOTTE said...

Happy Thanksgiving Joy, to you and your family. I am thankful to my family and friends, fairly good health, and to all of you generous bloggers who share your ideas and creative juices ... without charge. That is truly the Aloha spirit. After losing my two close friends this year you realize how lucky you are to be alive so live life to the fullest and enjoy.

November 26, 2009 8:24 AM have 24 hours to email me you address =) I will get the blog candy out to you as soon as I receive your info. If I don't hear from you, I will have to pick another winner!
thank you to everyone who stop by to visit...who leave sweet comments and who have become my dear friends through all of this...hope you are all starting to enjoy the holiday season!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Isn't she the cutest thing?! I was lucky to purchase her as a digi as a one day special from TGF. they were offering special digis for one day ONLY and she's from the wild sprouts. her name is Ebony...I took off the skull on her shirt and left it blank...I then added my own initial on it for my OCS partner for November. I came up with the idea to print her out exactly as I copied her. Ebony's measurement is 8 1/2 long by 5 1/2 wide. I love it! I colored her with my copics...looking at her I realize how much ink I must have used...but she was so fun to color!
so I cut her out but made sure I had another CS behind for the back. I used a purple sugarcoated brad to hold them together. I added some bling to her shoes and stickles to her eye shadow.
now I just have to write on the back CS and give it to...KYOKO! hope she likes my one of a kind creation! I hope you all like it too =)
Happy BLACK Friday! Be safe and!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! hope you are going to spend your precious time with family and friends! So here is my blog candy I said I was going to give away...I wanted to thank all of you who responded and tried to help me out with selling my items...I did sell the coaster notepads and mini composition books for $3 and my shaker checkbook cover w/ pen for $10. It was so wonderful...for those of you who came to support us local girls!
here's my blog candy...lots of stamps...a dream weaver stencil...a cuttlebug embossing borders, a little inker and DP!
so here are the rules...
1. if you aren't a follower of my blog...please sign in =)
2. please don't post this on your blog...
it's only for those of you who come to visit.
3. answer this question: WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

***I am so thankful to have the Lord in my life...who guides me, comforts me and is always there for me...I'm also thankful for wonderful family and fabulous friends. =) I am truly blessed***

this blog candy will end: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 @ 7 pm Hawaii Standard Time.
I will post a winner on Sunday, Nov 29th.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Little Yummy for your Tummy...

I think this is the last of these mini composition books...I had to make a set for my mom's work friends (that she used to work with)...they get together once a month and have a good old time! So she wanted to get the girls something...I offered to make her these. I used the Tilda from the "A little yummy for your tummy" line. She's so cute! I had to get the jar that went with it. I don't have candy to fill the I used my mini butterfly punch. I so loved how it turned out!
here are a three of my favorites...I know you can't see it...but I popped up the lollipop, used crystal effects on it...used stickles on her dress and bows in her hair...colored her with my copics, cut them all out and used double stick foam tape to pop them off the book. added ribbon and punched butterflies...stamped "for you" in the tag...whew! this was a lot of work!
here's one of the and brown...I had bought these mini retractable pens from fishers a while back...I wanted to add a pen with the book. I can't stop looking at her! she's so cute! the Tildas really do grow on you =)
we are half way through the week. I will be posting my blog candy tomorrow! perfect! just in time for Thanksgiving...have a safe holiday everyone! enjoy family and friends and always remember what you are thankful for.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Team Mom...thank you!

So...finally our season had to come to an end. The ninjas on fire had their last game. With that the boys got goodie bags and trophies! they were so excited =) but with that my brother and I wanted to thank the team mom for a wonderful season! So I made the card. I just got this Penny Johnson stamp...and it's perfect because this cute bear is playing soccer! Used my nesties, colored with copics and used the SU sentiment.
here is a picture of the image up close...I wanted to show you that I popped up the soccer ball to make it look like it's coming right at you =) I used orange and black because that's the team colors.
here's the inside of the card...I made it into a GCH because we are getting her a gift card. I had to make a pocket...decorated it with prima flowers and added brads.
hope everyone is having a fun's almost Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Special order...

As I didn't get a chance to make a lot of things...I know...I'm a procrastinator and make my stuff at the very last minute...I had a few orders to fill and they wanted it by the next day. so I finished the craft fair and went home to make more! here is one of the custom she wanted specific designs on the front.
here's one of them that she wanted...Rain...this is a very cute image!
here's another order...a shaker checkbook cover...
this last one wanted the Hello Kitty shaker checkbook cover...
whew! I'm done! I am happy with how things turned out. thank you everyone who come to visit me and leave me sweet comments. I am also grateful that you came to the craft fair to support us. It really means a lot to me. If you see something that you want and I can help you by making it for you...please let me know. If I have the time...I will be more than happy to make it =)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Day at the Craft Fair...

What a fun day we had at the craft fair...I know it's a lot of work with preparing your items to sell way before and then the day need to set up and get ready. but all in was fun. I got to hang out with some awesome and fun ladies so the time went by fast. We sold out on pretty much all our stuff. Thank you to all the ladies who stopped by and helped support us! We truly appreciate all your kindness. As you can see in our picture...we were a little sun burnt but at least we were smiling =) Thank you Teri, Kyoko and Linda for sharing in this day with me! I know we can do this year!
here are my last minute items I made for the craft fair...I decided to make mini composition notebooks w/ pens...I used different images for the design...
here are three different DPs used..
this is the new digi from TGF! if you didn't get her...go get her now! I love her...she is so cute and love that she has long hair =)
so the one thing I learned about doing craft need to expect the unexpected...what you think will sell...maybe won't and what you think won't...will. But if you put your time, effort and love into making your items...even if they don't was well worth the time in making them. As the ones who do purchase them...they will enjoy them immensely because of your hard work and dedication. ***so for the bonus that I was giving away...since I got so many responses and that most of you were half correct...I will be giving a blog candy giveaway for you that answered me. please be patient...I will get that out soon. Happy Furlough Friday...for those of you who have it off! have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HGEA Craft Fair items...

I finally got a move on and made a few things for the craft fair...yay! here are some coaster notepads. I used a 4 x 4 coaster, DP, medium binder clip and a 3 x 3 notepad. I decided to decorate it with the Hello Kitty face and added a flower to the middle of her bow. I bought these mini pens a while back from Price Busters...thought it would be cute to add it.
so here is what a single one looks like up close...I haven't made these HK faces in a long time...but using cardboard for the face was difficult to cut...but it really came out cute.

here are my shaker checkbook covers w/ matching pens...I decided to use the CC designs of the swiss pixies digis because I could make them to the size I wanted and they were sitting =)

here is one of my shaker checkbook covers...I made this one brown w/ yellow...I have pink, blue, green, yellow, purple and red...

here is another one...I used all different kinds of DP...used my coluzzle for the window...colored them with my copics...stamped the CS and added all different color microbeads for the shaker.

I am hoping that it will sell...if you are in the area...come stop by and say HI! it will be good to see familiar faces =) so I have a two part question for you...if you were to purchase one of these items, how much would you be willing to pay for each? let me know...and then tell me how much I will be selling it for...I will have a prize to give away to the first comment that is correct. thanks for stopping by today! have a wonderful Tuesday =)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy 12 Birthday...Cute Stuff...

I should have posted this earlier, but I only made the card the morning of...hehehe. I got a chance to go down to Cute Stuff this Saturday to celebrate Cute Stuff's 12th birthday! You could get 2 bonus stamps if you made her a birthday this is what I came up last minute! oh wells...I had fun buying a few stamps and papers =) so on to my card...I used the GG set #3...she looks like a princess at her own party =) I used my prima flowers, dew drops, stickles, bling and sugar coated brads...I used thickers for the nesties and the SU punches. I tried my best for such a last minute card...hope everyone is having a great Monday! sorry for not posting very much as I'm trying to get ready for a craft fair this Wednesday...wish me luck! I should be back into the swing of things...but Christmas is near...will be busy shopping for presents!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wags 'n Whiskers...Sparkle Challenge #1

I am so blessed to have gotten a couple of the Wags 'n Whiskers stamps...and it was perfect for their first challenge...make 'em sparkle! I was so excited and wanted to participate in their first's what I came up with. If you also looked at the High Hopes's a sketch by none other than Lacey Stephens! I took her sketch and put it to this are supposed to use the High Hope image for their challenge, but I wanted to use the Wags 'n Whiskers image. I just couldn't come up with the layout on my own =)
to make it sparkle...I used lots of stickles...on her headband, hair, wings, ribbon and on the felt snowflakes. I also used bling, dazzling diamonds and gem brads! here's an up close look at my image...had fun doing this challenge!
love this go and make one of your own! Isn't this image so darling! Its called Ansley's surprise...that dog looks just like mine! Happy mid Tuesday everyone! enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Altered Anya...

I saw an altered Anya on Tammy's blog...and so I decided to try this out too! I took Sing's head and Megan's body...put her together and this is what she looks like. I wanted to make another unique sympathy card for the girls...I used the DP from Tamikos, added PTI ribbon, used my nesties and SU punches and added a bling to her flower. I colored her with my copics...used my favorite color...hope you all like it =)
I wanted to thank all the ladies who have been so sweet and thoughtful of the Kawelo family. your kindness and compassion is so endearing. I still am collecting cards for them if you would still like to send one...Have a wonderful Monday...and be good to each other!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Love and Support to the Kawelo family...

***if you make a card...if you can make it for the girls and write something to them...they are the ones who need it the most...thank you =)***
My dear friends~
I am asking for your help in showing a dear sweet family your love, kindness and compassion by making a homemade sympathy card to give to them. Keoni (husband), Kaila and Leiah (daughters) of Susan Kawelo who passed away on October 19th...she was one of my soccer girl's mother. at the age of only 37...she went to be with the Lord.
If you would like to make a card for the Kawelo show your support and love...please mail them to me by Saturday Nov. 7th...I can then forward it to them at the funeral. The funeral is set for Saturday, Nov 7th at 5 pm at the Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
I know it's such short notice, but if you have time to make one, please do so, if not...don't worry.
you can email me and I can send you my address.
Mahalo nui loa...
God bless you~Joy
Susan...we love you!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sympathy for the Kawelos...

I decided to make a sympathy card for the soccer girls to sign and give to the Kawelos on Saturday. I had to hurry and make it so that they could sign it at practice. I decided to use Brigitta from CC Designs...I wanted the card to be cute and for the daughters, from the girls and for it not to be your typical sympathy card. She looks so sweet and innocent and she's offering a she's saying sorry. I just typed up my own sentiment and printed it out. used my nesties, colored her with my copics, used stickles and added some bling, dew drops and ribbon. here's a side view of Brigitta...if you look at the sunflower...I cut another one out and popped it up to make it stand out. aren't these swiss pixies just so darling! go and check them out here... the newest releases are here to be purchased!
happy furlough Friday...for those of you who have to furlough. Enjoy your every moment as it is your never know when it's your time to go...God Bless You!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

BOO...A Spooktacular Musical...

So this past weekend...I hung out with Teri...and she helped me with the last of my goodie bags! thank goodness Halloween is over! but any daughter had her performance and I took some pictures to show my mom and make a scrapbook page for her...but Teri has this program that could do a here's her creation! isn't it just so neat?! I love that you can add shadow, mat frames, embellishments and whatever else you can think of! oh what fun this is and you could honestly spend hours on it...making it to your own perfection!love how Teri punched that dripping goo really added to the I have to put it in my scrapbook for Taelyn...she has a blast looking at all the pictures and seeing what I put together for her. I hope she treasures her's her past =)
cherish your memories...they are all you have!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fun Paper OCS

Thank you to Tammy...Fun Paper Candy...look at my OCS! I love it =) she is an altered anya! but don't you love how she looks! this is a fabulous card and I love the layout too! go and check out Tammy's blog as she is a very talented and creative lady! she made me a special organizer too! love the DP and the image! this is perfect for Christmas...which is coming up right around the corner! how sweet of her to make me something "extra" special...just for me!
here's what it looks like once it's opened up. look at all the pages...all decorated! I am not using this as I am going to save this special gift! hahaha...all you hoarders like me are saying...yah don't use it...SAVE IT!
have a great Wednesday everyone! I can't believe it's half way through the week. I will be off tomorrow as I found out that my daughter has a P/C day...and we both have furlough Friday! so have a wonderful weekend! but I still will be posting for the week =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Award...Over the Top!

thank you so much to Berenice and Janis for giving me the honor of this "over the top" blog award! it's so thoughtful of you to do so...I am ever so grateful to all of you who come to visit and leave me such wonderful comments. I am blessed by your friendship!

so here's to you! thank you!

Treat Box...

I saw this cute treat box on Maria Bell's blog the other day and I really wanted to try it out. if you want to see her version and the here. I didn't make her other creations to go with the box, but I just wanted to try her treat box. I filled it with Halloween candies and some other goodies...tied a big pink bow and decorated the front with CC Designs images. I love the bench I bought so that she could sit on it. colored with my copics. this is such a simple and easy treat box to make. I had fun making them. I should try a few more =) thanks Maria for the inspiration! have a great day everyone! I really do appreciate all of you for stopping by and leaving me such uplifting comments! thank you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween RAKs...

Happy November! can you believe that the year is almost over? oh my! I wanted to share a few RAKs I received from dear friends...this first one is from Joni~she is so sweet to think of us! she sent my daughter some goodies too...but as you can see my daughter took all her stuff, so I only have my stuff to share =) thank you so much Joni!here's some awesome stuff from Kris! she sent her care package all the way from Maui! look at the cute card I received with all my goodies!
here's my daughter's RAK from cute! love the card that the girls created too! Kris and are too generous! thank you for always thinking of us!
last, but not least...these are my goodies from Lacey. I tried out for her DT and didn't make it, but she sent me some stamps any way. how thoughtful of her! I even got some charms too! Thank you so much Lacey!
Happy Monday everyone...this is our first week that we will start our furlough Fridays! so it will be a short week for me and my daughter. I have some sad news to of my soccer girls that I used to coach...her mother just passed away...she was only 37 years old! Please remember to love each other and let them know just how much...Life is just too short not to!
Related Posts with Thumbnails