Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sneak peek to Krisp Krafts and list of Swappers!

{PLEASE scroll down for my 'early' post! Thank you!!}

Alrighty!! i've opened my blog url to Krisp Krafts! Please pardon the mess in there as i'm still having a hard time adding pictures of products the way i want it... Checkbook cover and debit card holders are listed in there, but for now it's the only thing... i'll have more time to work on the blog after this craft fair, so THANK YOU for being so patient!!

Grab my badge, add it to your blog, spread the news or whatever it may be... after my little vacay next week i'll have a little blog candy on this blog so be sure to follow
if i still have a hard time loading products/pixs i may end up selling my handmade items through an Etsy store, but that hasn't been decided yet... as far as the online store, i've refrained from going forward with that until i can get actual craft supplies to sell in there... from the looks of it, it may be another month or so until i get my vendors in a row.... so go and check out the blog and tell me what you think!!

and last but not least.... here are the players for May's SSS:

Kim Y.
Mary B.
Denise N.

if i missed anyone, PLEASE email me and let me know ASAP! Swap info will be distributed on Monday/Tuesday.

ok... gottah get out of here... work, work, work!! i have to keep reminding myself i can't stay up too late night or else i'l be super tired for the fair tomorrow.... so i need to finish all that i can by atleast midnight and that's it!! let's see if i really do that... LOL.... have a beautiful Saturday!!

Check! check!

Happy happy!!! la lala... yes, i'm pretty delirious at this time of hour... haha!! hope your weekend is going well.... mines a little tad bit itty bitty busy... yah, you know what i mean...

i thought i was going to have more finished projects done, but with running errands and celebrating a friend's bday, i ran out of the time i wanted... i do have a crafty pix to share but also wanted to share with you the mess i was in...
this is just part of the craft room... i had to bring in another folding table to give me space to lay out things... total hurricane as of 12am, but now, a little tidier... LOL... not for long... seriously it was a total mess until i cleaned it up an hour ago... not a very good clean, but enough to work around... paper everywhere, some of the finished projects in containers already... my messy push cart that i LOVE because i can just pull it to me...
part of my desk... no wonder i can't find anything right?!? hehe... i've cleaned that up a bit too....
i was working on making more HKs, but the mess was really getting to me... more like frustrating me cause i was losing pieces... so i gathered it all up with the help of some claws and put it aside to clean... i really need to invest in a wand... either from Sleeping Beauty's godmothers or Cinderella's... =D
here's the crafty pix... while watching the lovely royal wedding last night-this AM, i was working on checkbook covers... tracing fabric, ironing, cutting it and then stuffing it into vinyl holders... this is some of the new fabrics i'm adding to the ones i've shared before... very labor intensive with tracing on 2 fabrics, then ironing on the adhesive, then to the CS and then trim.... this isn't a project you want to just stop in the middle of, so last night was perfect for the final steps of completing it...

well, well.... look at the time... guess i'm gonna finish up some of the HKs, take a HOT shower and call it a morning... hopefully i can sleep in for a few hours before heading right back into the craft room... it is officially the last day i have to finish up all the items for the craft fair... CAN I DO IT??? hehe!! Thanks everyone for all the well wishing on doing good at the craft fair!! it is my first official "craft" fair, as the others i've participated in were basic community events and i'm not sure what to expect for myself... this is my actual targeted market compared to the browsers and light buyers at Keiki Day, Whale Day, etc.... so i'm crossing fingers big time!

so until the craft fair is over... take care!!!

P.S. Make sure you finish the bunny hunt game by midnight tonight! Winners will be drawn late Sunday night or Monday....

Friday, April 29, 2011

Blue milk?!?

as in blue milk cartons.... =D Happy Friday!!! i'm well aware of the hour this is posting, and i was suppose to have this ready by midnight, but i just had to watch the Royal Wedding!! did you?! BEAUTIFUL!!! that was truly a fairytale come true... oh and did you see Pippa's dress?? LOVE IT!! too bad i don't have the body to wear something like that... HAHA!

anyway, as little birthday present to myself, i finally ordered the SU! mini milk carton die from my GF Brenda, and was itching to create something with it.... didn't have the time to really play with it since arriving earlier this month... and well, since boy's day is around the corner, i wanted to have something for sale at the craft fair for the boys' too.... so i made a few of these...

blue mini milk cartons filled with flavored hard candies... i created a simple band to go around the carton using white CS and goldfish printed washi paper... generated the sentiment on the computer and cut them out using nesties... since the candies are not small enough to be poured out the spout, i decided to leave the top open and secured it closed by punching holes and adding ribbon... pretty simple huh?!

i'm not use to creating "boy" gifts as i have more intuition to create girly things... but i better get use to it since i now have a lil' boy in my family... =D oh and hubby put up the lil' man's carp the other day!! we finally have one at our house.... i've always wanted to hang one....

with so much to share and not enough time to do it, i figured why not share another creation made for the craft fair...

here are some notepads i've decorated by adding a cover to... like i said before, i forgot how time consuming working with the HKs are, but really worth the results.... this Aloha HK sizzix die is my FAVE and she is so fun to dress up! i've also added a HK charm to the ribbon... very simple layouts with some embossing and all of the papers are glittered....

okie dokes! time for me to end it here... THANK YOU again for leaving such beautiful comments!! i love reading them and i love sharing with you!! so come back tomorrow for a another sharing!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet little baby...

What's up Thursday?!? how is everyone doing this week??? me, completely losing my mind!! in a good way... haha!

a few reminders before i start yapping about today's post... Secret Sister Swap sign-ups are still going on, so if you haven't already done so, don't forget to join in the fun... and the Bunny Hunt Game is still in effect so be sure to find those silly bunnies... you MUST name the bunny you find in your comment for an entry (if there is more than one, as long as you name 1 bunny, your name is entered).... i'm loving the creative comments you all are leaving when finding them!! keep it up!
now for today's sharing... Lollipop Crafts is sponsored by Digi-Scrap.PL, a polish digi company... check out the LC blog for more deets on this week's sponsor... the DT was given a few images to create with... i had my eyes set on this cutie...

isn't this buggy the cutest?!? so so cute! anyway, i knew this was the image i was going to work with to make a few baby cards... this one here is specialized for a baby girl... found a stash of these cute baby girl paper scraps (i don't remember by which company) and said i better put it to good use... the "sweet little baby" sentiment is from Dandelion Designs... just a simple card with a cute image and pretty papers! =D

hehe! thanks everyone for your concerns on SLEEP! i will find it very soon! just a few more days and it will be back to regular schedules and i have SLEEP in big, bold letters on my calendar... man, i can't tell you how i function on 5 hours of sleep each day... when i find out, i'll let you know... LOL... oh wait must be the caffeine!! come back tomorrow for blue milk!! =D

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gifts... gifts... CRAFTS!

Oh me, oh MY! this was suppose to be posted early this AM.... but indeed i'm pulling long nights this week, i was too tired to post.... SORRY!! i needed some sleep... =D

so yes... staying up at early hours trying to finish up this and that for the craft fair on Sunday.... if you're on Maui, Ben Franklin's Spring Craft Fair is this Sunday (5/1) at War Memorial Gym from 9am-2pm.... Awesome crafts, ono snacks and make 'n takes with the BF crew!! come out and check it out!

now back to my post... i'm sharing some more memo paper holders today, that have seemed to have taken me longer to accomplish than the first batch i did a few weeks ago.... but i guess i wasn't concetrating on them like the last time and i've procrastinated too much this time... hehe!
this was the first one i made this round... and i entered it into the TGF FFCB WOW Challenge issued last week, which was NO PINK! aw, come on, that was hard... LOL.... i LOVE pink!!
here's a few more... featuring different images from CC Designs, TGF, and my old faithful sizzix friend, Hello Kitty... (i forgot how time consuming putting HK together can be) made about 10 total, but failed to photograph all of it since i was packaging them as i was completing it... photos don't come out so well with the package... eek! anyway, these are great gifts for Mother's Day or Teacher's Appreciation Day or those just because moments... each holder measures 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 and includes 50 blank sheets and a ball point pen... and they will be available for sale at the craft fair... or email me if interested.... =D
no onto some fun sharing.... Easter Sunday was a blast for me and my family... it was a really busy one but we enjoyed every minute of it... started off with mass and a baptismal... then a birthday party... and we ended the day coming home to color eggs, hide them and then frost some yummy cupcakes! party cake!! my kids fave!
mmmm, and milk choclate frosting..... yum yum yum! better work off those calories....
here's the girls getting crafty with frosting cupcakes... i think they enjoyed this part more than coloring eggs... hehe! DD2 decided to load the chocolate on her last cupcake, dump out 1/4 of the sprinkles and just eat that.... and by that, i mean just the frosting and sprinkles... LOL... silly girl! she does that with donuts too...

alrighty! time to head on out.... back to the craft room that is... i have to admit that i'm looking forward to getting back into a regular schedule that includes some adequate sleep, but for the time being, i'm enjoying every moment crafting!! it will smooth out soon! oh and i'm SO counting down the days until my mini vacay!! can't wait to see the dolls!!!! so until my next post.... SMILE!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A touch of Classy!

Hello, hello!!! I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Easter yesterday!! I sure did and will be sharing some pixs later this week... For today, another fabulous challenge over at Lollipop Crafts!

Lollipop Girl Agnieszka is hosting this week's challenge... #36 - Vintage/Shabby Chic.... it's either or.... i don't think i've ever challenge myself with these themes... maybe i did but just never knew it... for this creation, i went more on the shabby chic side with soft colors and some distressing... take a look...
after searching through my paper stash, i came across these papers by Autumn Leaves... i really liked the soft colors and though it might make a good 'shabby' card (or atleast i'm hoping)! during my research of 'shabby chic' i found out to make a card shabby, use soft colors, distressed edges, ribbon, lace, etc.... so i did just that... tore the edges (barely can see it) but i stayed away from distressing with ink... used ribbon and lace and soft embellies.... HG Classy (available at TGF as a digi only) is great with soft colors so i decided to use her... so tell me, is this shabby?? i feel like i did something wrong.... LOL...

also entering this into TGF FFCB's Farm Fresh Friday... Digital Get Down.... use a digi....

oh and there is a surprise sponsor for this week's challenge at Lollipop Crafts, so you might want to head on over there and check out who it is!! and while you're there, check out what the other Lollipop Girls have to share with you today!!

well, that's all from me today... stay tuned for more sharing this week and THANK YOU for visiting!! Have a GREAT day!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Day!

Hopping in to wish you all a very joyous and HAPPY EASTER!!!

May you be filled with sweetness on this day

with family, friends and those at heart who are far away...

May love and laughter fill the air around you

many hugs and lots of love from me and my silly bunnies too!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oops!! Am I Late?

Hey everyone!! hope you all are enjoying your Good Friday!! thank goodness it's the weekend, although it will be super busy for me, i'm looking forward to it!

i've been having fun playing with challenges this week... i should be working on craft fair stuff, but haven't really been in the mood... mkaing cards and playing challenges are so much more fun! hehe... i'll get moving on the fair stuff this weekend... if that's possible...
i had this sweetie TGF Creeper Crew Tuesday for a long while and haven't had the chance to ink her up... i LOVE her "oops!" or "did i do that?" look and decided to use her for a fun belated card... i followed the CASE-ing of Stampcatwg over at TGF FFCB for Mystery Monday, using her sketch/layout on her card... LOVE it! and again i pulled out the fun and colorful papers from Bo Bunny's Vicki B.... the sentiment was computer generated and i used the scrap DPs to make my own flower by using my layered flowers sizzix die and crumbling it to give it a weathered look... this creation is being submitted for the following challenges:

1. TG FFCB Mystery Monday - Case Stampcatwg

2. ATS - Make your own flower(s)

oh and i got happy mail from my hubby!! an early anniversary present!! i just LOVE it! look...
after this pix was taken i snapped it right onto my phone! Thanks babes!

don't forget i have my SSS sign-ups happening (take the link above) so join in if you can... Thanks for coming by and leaving your wonderful comments, they bring so much smiles my way! and i HOPE you're having fun with the Bunny Hunt game!! So enjoy your Friday and i might be back tomorrow with a creation... a hui ho....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

May - Secret Sister Swap Sign-ups

Hello one and ALL! May - Secret Sister Sign-ups is happening today!!

Thank you to everyone who has continously joined and supported this fun and 'different' swap...
I've have a few emails with new players that will be joining us this month!! WOOHOOO! We love to have new players here!! =D Spread the word and get your other friends to join in the fun too! Great way to meet new friends around the world!!

Here's a little about the swap first:

1. You can swap anything you think is appropriate. Such as cards, 3d projects, gift tags, altered items, etc. You are not restricted to just a card for each swap... for example, you can do a card this month and gift tags next month, etc... be creative and use your talents! Many of you do not limit yourself to cards, there are some that do awesome jewelry, altered items and so on, so this is the swap to make something special and surprise someone... can't get creative? no problem, you are free to sub in a RAK too!
**I spied someone receiving some beautiful jewelry from her SS last month!**

2. I kindly ask that you please send out your swaps before month's end. If you can't send it by the end of the month, please let me know so i can inform your partner. i understand life happens and we all have priorities... i'm sure your secret sister will understand too, but please let me let them know... =D Thanks!

3. The most important of all, HAVE FUN! We all love surprises!!!

It's an open theme this month so anything goes!! Please remember that it is a Secret Swap, you are Secret Sister to someone, but that someone is not your Secret Sister. Don't limit yourself to just cards, any creations goes...

Sign-up for this swap by Friday, April 29th... Returning players, leave a comment here (or email) to let me know you'll be joining in again... NEW PLAYERS, please email me (krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com) with the subject SECRET SISTER SWAP and the following info: Name, Address, Blog URL (if you have one) and best Email to contact you...
*I ask for blog urls because sometimes your SS wants a sneak at your favorite things such as colors, etc and some do follow your blogs*

SSS info will be emailed shortly after the sign-ups have closed and everyone paired... Come and join the fun, make new friends or reunite with old ones and SURPRISE your Secret Sister!

Spotlight time at Lollipop Crafts!

Thursday where did you come from?! The days are flying right past me before i know it, it's a new day!! sneaky time!

Lollipop Crafts is spotlighing this week's sponosor:
ROBYN'S FETISH! Cute designs for all occassions... They are giving away a fabulous prize to one lucky random winner so hurry up and play along ... All the details on how to join us can be found on the Lollipop Crafts blog... and while there, why not check out the other spotlight creations from the team!

here's mine for today... using cutesy Kid Bunny!! i still have some Easter scraps around so pairing it with Kid Bunny was a breeze... the sentiment is from Dandelion Designs and i've embellished this card with some ribbon, dew drops and glitter on the easter eggs... can't really see the glitz though...

does this inspire you to get moving on your last minute Easter goodies?! hope so!! Easter is almost here! don't forget to come out and play... it's a fantastic challenge this week, and the Lollipop Girls have some wonderful creations for you!!

i need to get going, but i'll be back later with another sharing... stay tuned!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In(k) Distress!

OMGoodness!! Wednesday already!! i can't keep up with the days... it's another busy week for me... but when isn't it?!

new challenge over at TGF FFCB for Farm Fresh Friday... this week's challenge is to DISTRESS!! now that's something i need to learn how to do... and i don't just mean crafting... LOL... can you believe i've NEVER done any distressing on my creations before?! i love the effects of it, both just torn edges and ink distressing, but never tried it for myself... this challenge was a great push to "try" it....
and well, this is how my creation turned out... it was fun to roughen up the edges using the heart attack tool, but wow, when i decided to ink the edges as well, it got a little messy... told you i've never done this technique before... maybe a bit more practice and advice will do me justice!

anyway... i needed to make a birthday card for a party we are attending this weekend and used Oliver from TGF's OA Happy Day set to send the birthday boy some wishes... i apologize for the bad picture... the DP i used is really shimmery and i tried adjusting the exposure, but it wasn't working for me... if you enlarge the pix, you'll be able to see my attempt at distressing a little better... don't laugh ok, it's only my first time... LOL
here's the latest that's been happening in the craft room besides the card above... i had to finish packing up these Easter baskets for my kiddies and their cousins... thankfully i've succeed and now they are ready for Easter.... need to put together a few more Easter goodies for DD1's teacher, A+ leader and Kumu and i'm done!! Yay!!! wonder who's going to help me do that?

i'll be back tomorrow with another creation so until then.... have a beautiful Wednesday and thank you for dropping in!!! Smiles!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This and That...

Hiya!! I was suppose to post about this creations on Sunday, but opted to break over the weekend to 'try' and rest... quote, try, of course it didn't happen... i'm feeling pretty good gaining control on blogging life again and decided that i needed to "make" time to keep up with my blog... it makes me extremely happy to be sharing more often and stopping by to see what everyone is up to... and i've even sneaked in some time to play along with challenges, which i MISS oh so much! with that said, here's a card i made for TGF's FFCB Mystery Mondays CASE-ing Markie's Mom....
i was so surprised and jumping with excitemet to have found out that this card was randomly picked as the winner for that challenge!! WOW-WEE!! Totally made my day!!

Madelyn is my FAVE from the TGF Twinkle Tots line... she's adorable with a bit of sass and total CUTENESS... i CASEd the layout on Markie's Mom's card and see the beautiful crochete flower??? that was made by Kim! Thanks Kim, i finally found the perfect card to use the flower on!! All the DP is a new line that i picked up over the weekend at BF, i can't remember the company but the line is called April's Showers... so pretty for spring themed creations... i'm getting a little better with blending my copics and the more i practice the more satisfied i am with the color results... what do you think about this one?
over the weekend i got a FANTABULOUS surprise RAK from my GF Brenda! Lookie at what she sent for Easter!! i'm sure you've spied these cutie baskets on her blog already, but i'm sharing it again... Thank you Brenda for the CUTE basket and all the yum yums inside... it's my sugar stash for late nights! hehe! Brenda's a pro at whipping up these Cricut Critters...
and last but not least... my lil' monkey wanted to say HI! he's all tickled in laughter... hmmmm, i wonder why?!

ok, time to try and get creative again... i have 2 weeks before the last craft fair... still haven't taken inventory, still unsure of what creations need more of... i think my mojo took a break over the weekend too... trouble is, i think it's still on break! might have to fire that one and find a replacement!! LOL... thanks for coming by today and please come back tomorrow for more sharings!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's so SKETCH-y!

but i'm sure you'll LOVE it! Happy Monday Friends!! It's a new week and that brings a new challenge at Lollipop Crafts!

Lollipop Girl Kim is hosting this week and she has a FANTASTIC sketch for you today... we'll get to that in a bit... Thank you to all that have continously participated in our challenges... We appreciate your endless support and hope you continue to play along!

Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor this week and they are offering a GREAT prize! Be sure to get all the details on the Lollipop Crafts blog on how to play along and chance your luck at being the RANDOM winner!! Now onto the sketch.... Kim kept it pretty simple for you to follow, but remember, you can always flip it, turn it around or whatever just as long as we can see the sketch in your creation... oh and you're not limited to make just cards... BE CREATIVE!

This is my take on the awesome sketch! I finally inked up Cupcake Birgitta from CC Designs, a gift from my GF Joy U. (Thanks again Joy!)... she was so fun to color up... i followed the sketch to the bone and didn't embellish since the papers really stand out and already have glitter on them... do you likey?!

Please make time to check out what the rest of the DT have created this week with the sketch and leave them some lovey... i have to bounce out now and get busy in my craft room!! spent most of saturday rearranging my stamps, moving them into CD cases and i still have to figure out how to store the rest... Sunday was deemed an unofficial day off (for most of the day) just to be lazy... it got me lazy alright, but now i'm pushing my buttons to get moving again... so much to do and i just know i'm going to run out of time... like usual... LOL... be back tomorrow with more sharings!! Thanks for stopping by today!! Hugs!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Do....

Yes, "I DO" love making cards!! haha! what did you think i was going to say?! hehe...

i forgot how much fun it is to post on a regular schedule, blog hop and check out my friends creations and HOW MUCH FUN it is to make cards!! the last 2 nights was all about card making, something different from the last 3 months with prepping for craft fairs... i do have one more craft fair to prep for and have been putting off creating for that (yes, i will pay for it in the long run) to enjoy playing some challenges and catching up on some DT work... but now i think it put me in a lazy mood... haha! nope can't let that happen!

anyways, i fell in love with the sketch over at TGF's FFCB for Which One Wednesday... the first sketch on the new challenge blog... it's a great one that i wanted to try and will probably use over again... hop on over there and check it out!

i admit... i had doubts about playing with this color combo (teal and peach/light orange), but once i started putting the card together, i was beginning to LOVE it!... the papers are from Bo Bunny's Olivia collection and really beautiful... at first sight, i thought wedding, so i pulled out Ian and Anya cake topper (one of my MANY faves)... i had one sheet of each print that appealed to me(plus it was double sided) so it worked out perfect with the sketch... and then i found flowers in my bin to match too!! sentiment is from Studio G and pearls add elegance... added a thin line of stickles glitter on her eyelid and a dab on the flowers in her hair... *sigh* i wouldn't mind renewing my vows to have another wedding using these colors.... LOL... won't happen.... i already asked...

alright! time to get back to crafting... i think i should clean up a little though... yah, it's a mess again... Have a fantabulous weekend and i'll be back to share more soon!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

i LOVE some bunny!

{Long post-Beware! A link to this post will be above for reference... hint}

i mean BUNNIES!! Happy Aloha Friday everyone!! Thanks for catching up with me today... as promised, i said i would have something hoppin' on my blog and i do....

the other day as i was checking out blogs, i stumbled upon a post by Joy of the Joy of Crafting blog... She and her gal pal Flat Leilani was giving away bunnies to good homes... i always wanted a bunny... from small kid time, but never got one... so i decided to adopt one or two and ended up with 4!! wowza... now i have bunnies of my own!! oh speaking of Flat Leilani, i did have one too, but was so caught up with prepping for a new baby, that i sent her on a little vacay with family and well, she didn't come back! LOL... guess she was having a blast and forgot about me!

ok, so the bunnies arrived at my home and i immediately put them to work.... sort of a try-out... and boy are they helpful... oh and i must add, TOTALLY CUTE! see here... they were having so much fun helping me put the last 20 baskets together.... i think one of them were sneaking some candy too... hmmm, i wonder which one? YAY!! 20 baskets for DD1's hula sisters are complete... with lots of THANKS to my new bunnies... for that, they are definitely KEEPERS!! hehe... now on to naming them... meet Blossom (yellow) and Blue (brown) as in Blue's Clues... he got his name courtesy of DD2.... and here is Pixie (pink) and Fudge (brown)... aren't they the cutest?!? hmm, i think you should go and adopt some too... perfect to have around for the Easter season... and hey, keep them all year through...

well, i'm thinking it's time for some giveaways... are you GAME?! April is known for it's 'showers'... in literal terms, rain showers, in more fun terms, wedding showers, baby showers, showers in general <--- LOL... so why not have a prize shower!! YAY for candy!! here's the GAME deets:

Anytime you spy a bunny (or bunnies) on one of my postings, leave a comment and mention WHICH BUNNY (or bunnies, by NAME) you spy on the post. This will give you one entry into the drawing. Come back the next day (or two) and find a bunny, leave another comment with who you spy and get another entry... For example, if i hide the bunnies on 5 posts from now until game end and you comment on each of those postings, you will get 5 entries in the drawing... Got it?! Have questions, don't hesitate to email me and ask! I hope you'll play along... just a little Easter fun!!

Here's how you can play:

1. You must be a follower of my blog as of TODAY (4/15) to be eligible to play.

2. Comment - if you are playing the game, make sure you mention the bunnies you spy on the post for that day. Mentioning the bunny(bunnies) name will get you an entry....

3. PLEASE DO NOT post this on your blog. This is a fun game for those who are following my blog already. A fun little way to say THANK YOU for your endless support and encouragement.

4. Game ends on April 30th at Midnight, HST. All qualified entries will be entered to win a surprise prize! ok, since i have 4 bunnies, 4 winners will be drawn. Only one surprise prize per winner!

Please have fun with this game... Don't forget to keep an eye out for my mischevious bunnies... they are always up to something... especially Fudge!! he is so kolohe!!

oh and one more thing... any comments on this post will automatically be enetered into the drawing as long as you are already a follower!

Happy Bunny Hunting!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inking for a spotlight...

uh-oh... sorry but i have my days mixed up... so you're just gonna have to wait to see what' s hoppin' all over my desk... i'll post tomorrow... =D so, wow! Thursday is here and that means the weekend is approaching... quicker than expected... but that also means i need to get moving on prepping for the last craft fair for this season... AAHHH! can i just cry? i really want to just curl up in bed and be lazy... ok may be not... hehe... Thursday Sponsor Spotlight over at Lollipop Crafts today and we are featuring...... INKY IMPRESSIONS!! Thank you Inky for the wonderful sponsorship this week!!! there is still time to play for a chance to win ONE stamp of your choice, so come out and play with us... Deets about the company and a few samples are being featured on the LC blog so hop on over there...

and here's my card featuring Flower Lili (another of my faves).... ok, wanna know a funny story... i was actually searching for some supplies (that i still haven't found) and ended up stumbling on this image... talk about last minute as i prepped this card to the very last hour before it was due... these color choices are not my normal style (as in mixing them), but hey, i just LOVED the papers... and they are all coordinating... hehe!

there is a challenge happening over at the Inky blog... Challenge #13 - Flowers.... and i guess i'm entering this... why not huh?!

the papers are all by Bo Bunny (Petal Pushers)... the sentiment is from Dandelion Designs... ribbon from AC and the scattered pearls are from E.Line... also used that pretty flower punch from MS... flowers, flowers, everywhere!! i finally used some glossy accents on her shirt, ribbon on her hat and matching patch on her jeans... i made a small boo boo on the other patch and decided to add a layer and pop it up... same with the flower she is holding... not bad for such a last minute creation huh?!

go and see what else is featured on the LC blog and show them Lollipop Girls some LOVE.... alrighty, time for me to jump on out of here... for real, come back tomorrow to see what's hoppin'!!! =D Have a fabulous day!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Happy Hump Day!!! wow, is it really Wednesday already?! Hope you all are having a great week!! i finally got my, you know what, moving to upload some pixs... today i got some more BRAKs and RAKs to share with you from some of my FANTABULOUS friends.... this is sort of a long post... are you ready??? let's go... this here is from the "calender girl", Jenny.... Jenny, i'm not making any offenses on my nick name for you, but you really do make FABULOUS calenders!! ;D anywho, she sent me this bunch of goodies for my bday with that CUTE CUTE CUTE monkey card!! i forgot to take a pix of the inside which was creatively done, but please check out her blog for a peek! Thank you Jenny for the surprise of goodies, so SWEET of you!! my dear friend, Joy U. sent these great yummies for my bday... LOVE the CC Designs stamp (i have to put that on my list to use, hehe) along with the pretty paper pack and BEAUTIFUL bday card!! Love the sweet Belles 'n Whistles image and the hanging charm on the card!! Joy was one of the first girls i've actually got to meet in person after starting my blog and since then the friendship keeps going strong! Thank you Joy and Taelyn for the yummy yummies!!! next up is from my partner in crime, Kim Y.... hehe, jus' kidding Kim! but she is my partner in crime, with our Lollipop Crafts Challenge blog... she sent this bday gift filled with fabulous things... beautiful flowers, leaves, rhinestones, ribbon and that ADORABLE card!!! i just LOVE the monochromatic colors!! Thank you bunches Kim, i can't wait to use these goodies! 1LuvnMama out did herself with this AMAZING bday card! my fave color(s)... the earth tone with the blue is just, WOW! i love the border edges she used and the way she popped the flowers... with this card came these awesome supplies!! oh oh oh, can't wait to use them... Thank you Mama, for thinking of me and sending a fantastic bday gift!! i actually got to meet Mama in person too... she was one of a few wonderful friends that came to visit me and the lil' man in our battle of survival... Thanks for that too Mama!! Karen sent this RAK to me for a March swap.... new papers to play with and these AWESOME hanafuda magetic pin holders... the holders are great for me to pin up important notes to my filing cabinet... and she made this WONDERFUL card... ugh, the pix didn't really capture the embossing, but she used a embossing folder from SU! and added rhinestones to the middles... simple and very elegant... Thank you so much Karen for all of the goodies!! (i did order that embossing folder, hehe).... and this bunch of sweetness is from a local sister in heart, Colleen! the card on the right along with the sweet treats in the middle was a RAK for Vday... and the card on the left that i ADORE (yes, because of the monkeys) is my bday card... wondeful, wonderful gifts... oh, i don't have a pix but she sent me my bday present waaaaaaay before my bday.... and that was a HUGE surprise... Thank you my dear Colleen for my CINCH!!! i'm loving it, even though i haven't used it much i am planning to for mother's day gifts!!

i am very fortunate to have ALL of these ladies in my life... their surprises, friendship, love and endless support holds a place in my heart... they all play important parts of who i am as a crafter, as a person, as a mother and as a friend... THANK YOU ALL OF YOU!!! Please check out their blogs and give them some LOVE... their creations are FANTASTIC and will never disappoint you... hey, you just might learn something from them.... =D

this has been a long enough post... Thank you for sharing this time with me and checking out all the new goodies i can play with!! come back tomorrow to see what's hoppin'!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter treats!

Howdy!! haha! i know this post is coming at almost midday, but i didn't want to start slacking and decided to hurry up and post... =D this will be a quick one...

just sharing with you the 22 baskets i made last night for DD1's classmates...
i took the easy way out and assembled these cute baskets with plain CS and computer generated sentiments... these are a bit smaller than my bunny baskets i previously did, using 4x4 CS, but it fits those sweet treats perfectly.... i don't think a bunch of 2nd graders really understand the concept of homemade (or handmade) gifts, so instead of going crazy and making it all nice nice, left it plain and will wrap these up in some Easter baggies... simple enough!

i have 20 more to make for DD1's hula sisters and hope to finish those tonight... i can do it!!! i think... hehe! i'm actually enjoying the amounts i have to make right now... i just know when DD2 starts going to school, the count will grow... oh boy... yah, i'm really enjoying the numbers now.... oh my, what will i do when i have the 3 kiddies in school???? i'll have to make like 80 treats!! LOL...

thanks for spending a part of your day to check out my crafties... come back soon!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Girly GIRL!!!

Hiya there!! got lots to chit-chat about so this will be a long post... reader beware.... and don't say i didn't warn you.... hehe!

the week flew by once again and we are at Challenge #34 - ALL GIRL at Lollipop Crafts today! Sweet Lollipop Girl Juelmarie has taken over the challenge post this week so head on over there NOW, get the deets and get SO GIRLY!!

This week's sponsor is Inky Impressions and they are giving away one sweet rubber to a random winner... oh my, you're gonna LOVE their stamps... so why not chance your LUCK! want a sneak peek?!?!?

here's my card featuring Fairy Lili.... isn't she magical?! she is ONE of my FAVE images from Inky's... the possibilities with her is endless... she is paired with Bo Bunny Vicki B papers that i bought yesterday at the BFC Kokua Sale-abration, in my efforts to help Japan.... LOVE them papers!! rich in bold colors... (yikes, i just noticed my pix is horrible... i see the shadows... SORRY!) anyway, i also saw the new stash of primas that the BFC here carries, and saw a fabulous one that had feathers in it... O-M-G! gorgeous... but instead of buying them i decided to case my own... i couldn't find the type of feathers i wanted and ended up buying just white... you can see it a little, but if you click on the pix to enlarge, you might see it a little better... i actually like the way it came out... =D her wings are glittered up in crystals stickles and i've spread some pearls and rhinestones around the card... girly right???

i decided to enter this into a few challenges this week too!

1. Inky Impressions Challenge #12 - die cuts! i used large labels as the mat for the image and double ended tags for the sentiment...

2. Flutter by Wednesdays - #149 ~ Open theme

i do hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start a new week.... i on the other hand is still trying to recover from my late nights and have taken saturday evening and sunday to rest and catch up on sleep.... but honestly, i'm right back at it again... 3 more weeks to my last event for spring! prep, prep, prep!! and the only time i have decent production.... LATE NIGHTS! LOL... so bare with me as i juggle 1 million things at once... oh and i hope my Hawaii friends got to buy some goodies at their respective BFCs on Saturday!!

Hop on over to the LC blog and check out what my Lollipop sisters have all GIRL-ed up for you today!!! be sure to leave some love and play along this week!! Thank you for coming today and leaving your awesome feedback!! I really enjoy reading your comments and it makes me smile ear to ear and really keeps me going!! going to 'poof' on out of here for now and work my wand, i mean hands!! =D

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shop to benefit Japan!

{Please scroll down for some easy treat creations! Thank you!!} Hey friends in Hawaii!! don't forget this Kokua Sale-abration happening tomorrow (April 9th) at all Ben Franklin Crafts stores (and participating ACE Hardware stores)... Please come help support, it is for a fabulous cause and a great win-win sale... Here's how everyone benefits.... 1. you can get all those craft supplies you were debating on with 20% off your total purchase. 2. a percentage of your purchase (total store purchase for the day in general) will be donated to the Red Cross of Japan. 3. you are supporting a LOCAL business!! everyone wins!! so come out and show your ALOHA spirit!! the difference begins with us! **See flyer for all the details** Mahalo and may we join hands and help!!!

Treats and Baskets

{ETA: the title... LOL}

Hello, hello!!! ok, bare with me as i try and write up this post lazy and still wanting to go back to sleep... (yes 11am and i'm still sleepy...) late night yesterday, and i'm doing another one tonight!! i can already feel myself bouncing off the walls! haha! yah right! but it will be another late nighter... we have an event tomorrow at the college... the Valley Isle Keiki Fest from 11 - 4pm at the UH Manoa Maui campus... it's a FREE event so if you're on the island, come on down! Free keiki games, entertainment, food booths, vendors and crafts....

hmmm so what do i have to share today??? i must say i'm excited to be posting on a regular basis again... but how long will it last?? LOL... maybe i shouldn't have said that... ok, ok, my sharing.... oh right! gift baskets and things....
so here are my gifting items... i'll be selling some tomorrow... you might remember those fry boxes i created a few weeks ago and the Easter baskets i cased from Karen... now you can see them stuffed with goodies.... this is the fry box stuffed with a granola bar, some yummy BR hard candy, a noteholder pin, pen and some paper and binder clips... perfect gift to give to that someone on your ADMINISTRATIVE team to tell them you appreciate all of their hardwork... but don't let this gift stop there... you could also use them to give to your child's teacher or as a Mother's Day gift... or even EASTER...
here is bunnies new home.... after trying to find something to cover up the ends i decided to just punch out circles for the coordinating paper.... it was much easier to coordinate than finding the right stamp, the right colors, etc... this one is in Easter theme but i have others with well-rounded papers that could be used to gift for any occasion... don't let the bunies fool you too!! besides Easter, they make great favors for baby showers or just to give... these baskets are filled with a bunny to love, mini bubbles (in the middle) pixie sticks and some chocolates....

phew, are you still with me??? hehe! sorry for the long post.... but i must end now... busy day with last minute errands as we prep for tomorrow... oh i NEED caffeine!! =D Thanks for dropping in today and cheers to a beautiful weekend ahead!! Come back soon!!