Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Do The Hula party favors

I was asked by one of my bosses if I could make some party favors for about 40 people.  She was having a party, part reunion and part celebrating two birthdays as well.  Hmmm, where to begin??  I had a hard time picking my brain after suffering many mojo-less (is that a word?? LOL!) months, but the light bulb went on and I came up with this.  Sorry for the quality of the photo, I forgot my camera (because I was so darn tired!) and had to use my phone to take these when I brought them to work.
Since she wanted some kind of Hawaiian theme for one side,  I used a retired SU stamp set called Do The Hula.  I really like this hula girl and I think this is one set that I will keep in my stash.  Those who know me knows that I rarely keep stamp sets after they are retired.  After all, I need some kind of excuse to buy the new stuff, right??  Jungle leaves is an old sizzix die and I used the tall bag (pro die).
Here is the other side.  This side is to celebrate the two birthdays.  I used my SU cupcake punch.  I love the cute little cherry on top.
I made 40 of these in assorted colors.  Because of my lack of mojo and also my procrastination, I was up all night putting them together.  So tired!  I need to get some sleep!
Thanks for your visit today.  It always makes me smile when I see people commenting and still wanting to come to my blog. 
Before I go, I wanted to share a photo of my Queen.  She found a new sleeping spot.  The couch - does she look like she's thinking that she's the new owner?  Haha!  This photo didn't turn out too bad, I used my phone camera too.
Don't forget that ordering from the new catalog starts Friday, July 1st!  Did you all get to see the new catty?  What do you think?  I have such a huge wish list, it's scary!  Working on projects using new products, stay tuned!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Strength and Hope

Happy Monday!  Can you believe that it's the last week of June?  Hope you all had a nice relaxing and enjoyable weekend.  I spent the weekend cleaning up and organizing my bathroom because we are going to renovate it to assist Dad better, like a walk in shower.  Gonna be hard for about a week without a bathroom because we only have one bathroom in the house - don't know how we survived with only one bathroom growing up and with all girls too! We'll be going to my sister's house to shower.
Today, I am sharing with you another cute 3X3 card.  Image is from the Strength and Hope stamp set.  Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the purchase of every set sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Here's a look at the stamp set:
I hope to find some "extra" time to create more with this set!  This set is available in the Summer Mini Catalog.
I wanted to share with you a few photos of my light pink ginger plant.  These are the gingers I planted for Mom and it's been over a year now and no blooms.  Well, it FINALLY bloomed!!!  While watering the yard, I discovered a few blooming flowers and was so happy, I cried!  These flowers will be cut and taken to my Mom this week.

I bought a bunch of new ginger plants to add to my collection and decided that it would look nice if we build a little flower bed for these gingers.  I had my son put these tiles around the plants and it looks way nicer like this.  He decided to make another planter and planted some sunflowers.  They are already sprouting!  I'll have photos of that next time.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you a great week!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Touch of Kindness

How fast a new week arrives!  I'm trying to post at least once a week so you all know I'm still alive and half kicking!  Today I'm sharing with you a 3X3 card I made to send along with one of the new catties to a customer whom I never met.  I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their online orders through my SU website.  I have received orders from people I don't even know, and that don't even live in Hawaii.  How cool is that?  Again, thank you!  Those who have already received their new catty, what do you think? Do you love all of the new products that are coming out?  I can't wait to order!  I still have a bunch of catties if you have not gotten one yet.  Send me an email to request for yours.  You don't want to miss out!  Also, don't forget that you still have time to order items that will be retiring at the end of the month.  If you need a list, you can log in to the SU website or send me an email.
On to my card - don't you just love this kitty?  This set can be found in the Summer mini catalog on page 25 and is called Touch of Kindness.  You still have time to order this set as this item and others found in the Summer mini is good til August 31st.  For this card, I used my embossing folder called Square Lattice, scallop circle punch and white satin ribbon.  Cardstock used: Pink Pirouette and regal rose.
Here's what the whole set looks like.  Such a fun set!
Before I go, I wanted to share a photo of my baby who just turned 16.  Can't believe that he is already 16!  He's so proud that he's way taller than me LOL!  
Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  I need to find more time to share another mini card I made using the stamp set Strength & Hope.  Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Back on Track, I think

 Hello!  Just wanted to stop in to post a card I made using some items that will be available in the new 2011 - 2012 idea book and catalog.  BTW, before I get into telling you about my card, just wanted to announce that I got in the new catalogs and OMG, I love everything in it and cannot wait to place my order come July 1st!!  If you emailed me requesting for a catalog, it will be sent in a day or so.  If you have not yet emailed me, there's still some catalogs left.  I placed another order for more catalogs so that I can make sure that everyone gets one.
This is the most exciting part of the SU year, the new catty!  So many new items.  As a demonstrator, we were able to pre-order a bunch of new items to tease us.  I ordered almost all of the items and I love this new scallop dots ribbon.  The scallop circle was punched out using the new DSP called Just Add Cake.  I used the new embossing folder called Flower Garden, isn't it so pretty?  You can actually get this new embossing folder now as it is featured in the Summer Mini catalog.  The sentiment is from a new hostess set called Happiest Birthday Wishes.  This will be my newest favorite birthday set!  (Other items used for this card:  cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Boho flower punch, rhinestones)
 Here's the inside of the card.  This sentiment is also from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set.
Anyone still having issues with blogger?  I'm still getting emails from people telling me that they cannot comment on my blog.  Any ideas??  Any help would be appreciated!  Thanks in advance.  I was only able to comment on a couple of blogs this morning.  I'm trying to find more time to check out everyone,  I know I'm missing out on so much!   I'm trying not to post so much about my busy life because it's starting to sound like I'm whining.
Just wanted to share a couple photos of my princess.  Wonder why she likes to sleep upside down?
 Here she is again taking over Grandpa's bed.  She sleeps there during the day, and he takes over at night - LOL!  Did I already post this pic?  Sorry if I did, cannot remember.  It was one of my favorite ones so had to share it (again).
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your week is going well!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Simple Graduation Card

Happy Monday!  What a wild weather weekend we had here on Oahu.  That thunder was rocking the house here!  Hope everyone is safe and that your homes were not affected by the flooding.  Since our yard is all sand, we were lucky that the water absorbed pretty quickly.  I'm so behind in making my graduation cards this year!  Still have three more to make.  I'm seriously thinking of running to the store to pick them up before too much time passes.  Here is a quick and simple grad card I made using the Go Graduate stamp set.  I'm surprised that it came out pretty nice for a rush job.  This was for a grad from St. Louis High School.
Here is the inside.  I used a mini envelope to hold the money.  The stamp I used for the inside sentiment is called Happy Grad.  The twirling hat came from the Go Graduate set.
I received my order of stamps and things from the Summer Mini, but haven't had a chance YET to play with them.  Hopefully soon.  Seems like my life these days are full of hopefuls, waiting for some spare time and a little energy to do something fun.
On another note, I ordered 3 cases of the 2011 - 2012 Idea Book and Catalog - I can't wait!!  Should be here before the end of this month as ordering starts as early as July 1st!!  If you are interested in receiving one of the new catalogs, please send me an email to reserve one.  If you have recently placed an order with me totaling at least $50 (excluding tax and shipping), your catalog will be free, otherwise, the catalogs sell for $10.  If you place an order with me in the month of July and your order totals at least $50 (excluding tax and shipping), I will deduct $10 from your order.  If you have not received your Summer mini catalog through the mail from me, I have ordered extra and they should be here sometime this week.  If you are interested in receiving one of the Summer mini catalogs, send me an email with your mailing address.  There is no cost for the mini catalog.
Thanks for stopping in today! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Innocent Mistake on my part - giving credit for an awesome project

Hi all!  It's been tough trying to stay motivated these days, but it's a good thing that blog subscriptions come to your inbox so you can view the awesome ideas without blog hopping.  Anyway, the reason for my post today is to give credit to a very talented lady whom I inadvertantly forgot to link up when I posted the bonus project back in March.  I know how it feels when no credit is given or you don't get linked up because it sure feels nice to be recognized and give credit where credit is due, not to mention common courtesy.  I've been on that side of the fence many times, but oh well, what can you do at that point?  Anyhoo,  so today, I'd like to take this time to share the link to The Queen's Scene by Lynn Put.  Lynn is super talented and I love her work!  If you 'd like to get inspired, check out Lynn's work HERE. Here is the project that I posted in March and of course, I was inspired by Lynn.  Thank you Lynn!
Thanks for stopping in and for your love and support for my lack of posts.  Life has been busier than ever and I have to admit that I have no energy left most of the time to do anything crafty.  Hopefully, I will get back on the craft wagon soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graduation Cloud for Jen

Hello world!  It's been like forever since I've been on my blog and pretty much on the computer at home.  Lack of time or exhausted is about all I can say to describe as the reason.  Just wanted to "check in" so you all know I'm still alive here. 
The other week, my niece, Jen, graduated from Kailua High School.  Congrats Jen!  Better yet, she worked her tail off and was one of the 7 valedictorians too! whoo hoo!  Jen asked me to make her sign for after the graduation ceremony and she requested a cloud with stars.  Here is what I came up with.
Here's a close up of the cloud at home.  I used foam board (I made 2, back and front) and I used thin fun foam for the stars.  I attached the stars using earring hoop findings which was perfect for the stars to swing as the sign moves.  I used my retired SU cloud template to sponge on a fluffy cloud effect on the cloud itself, of course, this photo shows does no justice to the actual cloud.  I also added some rhinestone flourishes on the side of her name.  I cut out her name using my cricut machine.
Life has been crazy as ever.  I am so exhausted at the end of each day that I have no energy to sit at the computer to post.  I am kind of forcing myself to do this before the project gets old.  LOL! 
Dad has been enjoying daycare (well, sort of) but we had another emergency incident last week with the wound to his head.  It somehow developed a blot clot that was growing out of the gash on his head and it burst over night.  When I woke up to check on him, he was covered in blood.  It was so scary because I thought he fell again.  It was that clot (size of a blueberry) that had burst and blood trickled out of it for some time.  Good thing Eric took him to the ER to get it stitched up.  They said it was a pretty major artery, I guess that explained why we couldn't stop the bleeding.  No rest for the weary (me). 
I miss my crafting and all of my gatherings with my friends and downline.  I am really trying to see if I can work on some holiday stuff (yes, you read right, holiday stuff!).  Cross your fingers that I am successful in creating so that we can have a small class of some sort.
Gotta hit the pillow, it's late and I have another full day tomorrow.  Stitches come off of Dad's head, yay!  Hugs to you all!