Monday, January 31, 2011

Secret Sister Swap for February

{Please scroll down for my Lollipop Crafts creation. Thank you!}

Hiya!! so i've been super busy finishing as much as i can for the bazaar coming up this weekend... lots of late nighters with craft supplies, caffeine, movie/music and ME!! LOL... if i don't push myself, i'll never get anything done... and on tops, my 2 lil' have a cold, so i've been battling with runny noses, coughs and sneezes in my face... Airborne please! hehe... but i'm hoping this week i'll be able to share the creations i've made...

If you're on Maui, come and check us out at the Christ the King Keiki Karnival on Friday, 2/4 from 5-10pm or on Saturday, 2/5 from 11am-8pm... i'll have some paper crafts and knick-knacks with me and my SIL will be selling some shirts!

Anyway, reason for this post is the list for February swappers... Here it is...

Kim Y.

If i missed anyone, please let me know ASAP. Late swappers, if you still want to join in, please email me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com NO LATER than Wednesday, Feb. 2. Swap info will be sent out by the weekend.

Thank you to all who keep supporting my swap!! I hope you are enjoying it and having fun surprising your "sister"!! Be back soon!!

For my SISTERs!

Hey, Hey!!! Monday rolled in again! TOO FAST! Lots of happenings over at Lollipop Crafts so be sure to take a peek and see what's going on! Last challenge over there today and it's one that is very proper as the DT1 has come to an end!

Barbara is hosting her last challenge for Lollipop Crafts... Challenge #24 - SISTERS! Use an image of sisters... didn't i say it was a perfect challenge?! Barbara and Peggy has been sisters to the extended Lollipop Crafts family! =( yes, i'm sad that we're saying farewell to 2 wonderful and talented designers this week!! Barbara and Peggy will not be returning for Team 2, but we do wish them ALL THE BEST in their next adventures and hope they'll still come and play along!! Head on to LC and get the 411 on how to play along this week!

here's my creation! I used the "Sisters" stamp from Belle's n Whistles... isn't it just the cutest image?!? i really adore it, it's just super sweet! i was feeling colorful this week and inspired to use papers from the Pixie Cosmo Cricket paper pad (my fave, atleast for now)... the colors just bloomed sweetness!! hehe! i thought i had a sentiment pertaining to sisters or the like, but i can't find it... that is the reason for the absence of a sentiment... maybe that is a sign that i need to 'clean' my craft room again... LOL

So come and play along with us this week... Check out what the Lollipop Girls have created for you and link up your creations... AND, send lots of hugs to Barbara and Peggy and welcome the new DT2 aboard!! Wow, can you take in all the excitement and happenings?! Alrighty, time is up for me, THANK YOU for coming by today and see you later!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Catching up....

Happy Hump Day!!! =D i have to admit that i've been slacking a little (well, maybe ALOT) with taking pictures and uploading them.... hehe... i guess life caught up to me after all... Lil' man is almost 6 months now and he doesn't really sleep through the day.... short naps and then wants to play for as long as he can... so i'm pretty much limited during the day... that doesn't mean i've stopped crafting... crafting hours are at night, when the house is asleep... and let's just say for the time being, i've fallen into an old routine and staying up til about 3-4am just to finish stuff... comprehendable on 4 hours of sleep?! sometimes.... LOL try to sneak in a nap in the afternoons... doesn't always work though... hehe... if my body (and mind) could handle my once beloved all nighters, believe me, i would! LOL.... i don't think the late nights will last very long... i'm just trying to prep for a craft fair/bazaar coming up next weekend...

going through what i already have loaded on my comp, i came across these pix that i haven't shared with you yet... Thanks to Joy U. for her fabulous clutch kit, i managed to make these little goodies for DD1's hula sisters... it was a hit as they all are lil' divas in the making... haha!
made about 20 for the girls and then did 3 more for DD1's kumu and the assistants... then i decided to whip up a few more to send as Christmas gifts to some blogging sisters... so sorry i failed to snap some pix of those before it was sent out... i was totally under pressure to hurry and get them out before Christmas...

also made some post-it holders using acrylic frames... my initial intention was to have these made and go out as Christmas gifts, but i wasn't able to finish much... the lack of photo frame sizes i wanted played a big part in not completing as well as time... it really made a cute set with the post-its and some paper and binder clips that matched... but with what i had done, i managed to send these out to some blogging sisters too!

my goal for the weekend?!?! upload the rest of the pictures and share them... i was blessed with lots of love from some blogging sisters who have sent wonderful gifts, beautiful cards and a whole lot of holiday wishes and i want to say "THANK YOU" for thinking of me and my family during the holidays!! The friendship leaves an imprint forever! i tried to take pictures of what i received, but i wasn't always quick enough and the kiddies decided they wanted to help me open my presents... so i caught whatever i could before they terrorized the packaging... will share that soon too!

Thanks for coming by today!! Hope you all have a beautiful day and i'll be back soon with more sharings!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just ONE layer!

Monday is here again! You know what that means?! Sweetness of crafting at Lollipop Crafts! Yesssss!! another challenge for you this week!! It's a busy week over at LC so you might want to "stalk" the blog to get all the latest happenings...

Challenge #23 is hosted by Lollipop Girl Alanna and she wants you to create a ONE LAYER CARD!!!! i LOVE to layer so for this challenge i really had to use my imagination, since i first saw the challenge i kept asking myself, can i pull it off?! LOL... head on over to Lollipop Crafts to get the full details on the challenge....

We are sponsored this week by Pink Cat Studio and a wonderful prize is up for grabs.... Go and check out the cute images available in their store today! There is both rubber and digis available for purchase... prize details are on the LC blog as well...

after debating what to do and trying and trying until i could find the perfect fit for me, this is what i came up with....

yes it is only ONE layer.... stamps used on this card are all from Hero Arts... even the sentiment! and you know i just had to dress it up! can't relly tell from the picture but i have rhinestones on here too... simple and sweet right?! can't wait to see what your one layer creations will look like too!! be sure to play along and link up your creation with InLinkz...
and don't forget to check out the rest of the Lollipop Girls while you're visiting the LC blog... as in every week, i'm very sure they have something SWEET in store for you!!! So what are you waiting for??? Go!
Thanks for dropping by today!! hope this inspires you to get creative!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

February Secret Sister Swap Sign-ups

{Sign-up for February is now CLOSED. Thank you!}

Happy Sunday friends!!! yes, yes, i know! i'm still being MIA... even though i haven't been blogging much, i have been (and still is) working on a bunch of crafty things for an upcoming school bazaar! so yes, i'm taking every second i can to prep and get things done for this 2 day event... wish me luck! LOL..

Anyway, it's time for February's Secret Sister sign-ups... If you want to play along, please leave a comment on this post. Previous players, just comment here to say you'll be playing again. New players, please email your FULL NAME, ADDRESS and URL to me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com with Secret Sister Swap in the subject field. Sign-ups will be open until January 29th.

Okie dokie... back to the craft table.... =D Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and i'll be back soon with another FUN challenge from Lollipop Crafts!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sketch - ing into a new year....

Happy Monday!!! oh my goodies!! i can't even begin to tell you how i've missed creating for Lollipop Crafts!! Yes, we're back from our mini break for the holidays and ready to bring you new challenges, new sponsors and many more new happenings!!! Did you miss us?!?! hehe!

It felt soooooo good to color with my copics... i've been neglecting them too... i'm sure they're happy to have seen paper... LOL....

Challenge #22 is hosted this week by Lollipop girl Peggy and she has a FAB-ulous challenge for you today... A SKETCH!!! head over to Lollipop Crafts to check out the sketch and see what sweetness the girls have in store for you today....

we are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish.... Robyn's is one of our newest sponsors this year.... great designs are available in their store... and an AWESOME prize is up for a random winner who plays this challenge... Seriously, you want to check out ALL the deets on the LC blog! More on the sponsor will be featured on the blog tomorrow too...

on my card this week, i used the cutesy "Puppy Paws" from Robyn's.... isn't he just the cutest little puppy?!?
i think he'll bring a smile to anyone with my "just because" card... hehe!

Alrighty, that's it from me today.... don't forget to hop on over to LC and get all the details on how to play along and get more inspirations from the wonderful team!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blog Award 2011

Wow!!! my poor blog has been SO neglected!! i'm feeling much better (health, mentally, physically... basically the whole works) and hope to come back full blown!! The new year didn't quite start off right but i did vow to make the BEST of the rest of the year!! and i do have explanations on why i've been missing...

all started off with catching a cold before the holidays (Christmas and then a relapse before New Year's)... so of course being down and out made me not want to craft... haha, i still did some anyway... we rang into the new year with fabulous friends, wouldn't change that.... but then we got really bad news on New Year's morning... a family tragedy that left all of us in the gloom... paid our respects and laid a wonderful smile to rest last weekend... and well, it's time to cherish memories and move on... so, that is why i haven't been around much!!

i have to say, coming back with a wonderful blog award from 2 wonderful ladies put me in the spirit of getting my "buns" back here.... and i'm truly looking forward to a brand new year of crafting, learning, sharing and all things new!!! so here goes....

A very BIG THANK YOU to Lynn and Leanne for sharing this wonderful blog award with me! it is an awesome surprise to receive and i do thank you both for becoming fabulous friends with me and sharing your creativeness with me and the rest of the world, for all the love, support and encouragement too!! these girls are absolutely wonderful and you have to check out their blogs!!it wil get you in the mood to create!

with receiving this award, i am to do the following:

1. Thank the person(s) that sent it to me

2. Share 8 things about myself

3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers

well, since i've received this twice, i'll share a little more than 8 things about me and i'll pass this onto 16 bloggers.... let's get started!

Another Thank you to Lynn and Leanne for this beautiful award!!

a few things you may not have known about me....

1. i am the only child from my mother and father but i have 4 half sisters and 1 half brother and 1 step sister and 1 step brother

2. born and raised in Hawaii but i do not have any Hawaiian ancestry.

3. i have a mixture of Japanese, Filipino and Chinese nationalities.

4. had my first child when i was 19.... (young i know, but i wouldn't change that choice for anything in the world!)

5. my hubby and i started dating when i was a junior in high school.... 10 years later (ok not yet, but in May), here we STILL are, stronger and still deeply in love... =D

6. i LOVE volleyball... and still wished i had the push to play in high school...

7. one weakness in crafting is ribbon! Love it! even if i know i won't ever use it, if it's pretty, i'll buy it... LOL

8. my all time favorite character is Hello Kitty

9. i LOVE monkeys!! they are so cute!! and my kiddies have atleast one item of clothing with monkeys on top!

10. my favorite Disney movie is Mulan, but Tangled is a close second.

haha! did you have fun reading my random facts about me?! like my daughters would say... "That's so RANDOM!"...

i pass this blog award onto the following bloggers... (in no particular order)

Brenda ~ Kim ~ Colleen ~ Joy S. ~ Amy ~ Jodi ~ Jessica ~ Tasha ~ Lisa G. ~ Kristy ~ Pam ~ 1LuvnMama ~ Tanya ~ Shirley ~ Cheryl ~ Teri

Ladies, please accept this award! Thank you for all of the inspirations and friendship!!

okay, so i followed the rules of accepting this award.... but really, all my blogging friends are an inspiration to me... so, i'm bending it just a little to say... take this award anyway whether your name was listed or not... because ALL of you have inspired and ecouraged me in one way or another and i am THANKFUL for all of you!!!!

come back tomorrow as we welcome back Lollipop Crafts from their mini break and into a EXCITING AND FUN NEW YEAR!!! Hugs!