Friday, December 31, 2010

More Wonderful RAKS...

Here are the last of my Christmas RAKS that I received. Thank you everyone for being so thoughtful, but most of all, for your friendship! I look forward to spending another great year with you! Happy New Year!

Thank you Michele!

Thank you Kris P.!

Thank you Denise & Jamee!

Thank you Mama!

Thank you Kristina!

Thank you Jacque!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

RAKS From Some Wonderful Ladies...

Here are some of the wonderful RAKS I received this Christmas. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you Beth!

Thank you Cami!

Thank you Michelle!

Thank you Kris!

Thank you Joni!

Thank you Joy!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My OCS From Kim...

Here is the wonderful OCS that Kim created for me! Isn't it beautiful? Her coloring is just adorable too! Thank you Kim for being my partner and for all the goodies too! It was well worth the wait... hehehe!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This Is How We Spent Christmas Eve...

Here is a picture of how we spent our Christmas Eve! My 3 older girls performed the hula in the half-time show for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl with Nohelani Cypriano. Although it was a very long day, the memories that were created will be treasured forever! The girls had lots of fun being around their hula sisters and the excitement could be felt by all! Thank you to their wonderful Kumu for always providing our girls with great opportunities.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reindeer Punch Art Ornament...

Somehow I managed to volunteer myself to do a craft project for DD2's class Christmas party last week! Here is a picture of the project that I had them make... a punch art reindeer ornament. I was inspired by a project that Teri had us make earlier this month at her Christmas gathering... thank you Teri! I did most of the prepping so that things would go smoothly... which it did with the help of DD2 as my assistant. The 2nd graders all enjoyed making these ornaments... both boys and girls! Some of them were even sweet enough to ask me if they could give their ornaments to their parents for Christmas... aw! All in all it was a fun, but very busy day for me as I also volunteered to help out with Santa's Store during DD3's class party that same day. No matter how exhausted I was, I am thankful for the memories that were created that day. They will last forever in my heart! Merry Christmas to all of you! Have a safe holiday season!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread Bag...

I made a few of these bags for some "sweet" friends. I filled them with goodies that hopefully, the recipients will use. I can't believe that Christmas is almost here! Are you done with your shopping yet? Have a great week!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Coupon Book Holders...

While shopping last week, my Mom came across a great deal too good to pass up! Pizza Hut is selling coupon books for $5, but inside there are coupons for over $20 of free food like a personal pan pizza, breadsticks, etc. I decided to pick some up for some friends and these are the holders that I put them in. I decorated them with some of my Christmas punch art. I hope that they will put these coupon books to good use because I know I will. I picked up a few extra for my family to use too... hehehe! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Owl Box & Fry Box...

Our PTO President asked me last week if I could create three holders: one for a Pearlridge gift certificate, one for a gift card (sorry, I forgot to take a pic of it), and one to put an Apple IPod Touch. These were prizes given out last night to the top sellers of our school's recent fundraisers and the gift card went home with one lucky teacher! Since our school's mascot is the Pueo (0wl), I decided to use my owl punch to decorate the holders. Congratulations to the lucky winners for all their hard work and dedication to the school!

Monday, December 13, 2010

BRAK From Michelle...

Here is the BRAK that I received from my dear friend Michelle! Look at all these goodies! I can't wait to find the time to use the stamp set or iron on those HK patches to my girls' things! My youngest has already claimed the HK bag as her own stuffing it with legos and her blankie. It's the perfect size for her to carry around. And that HK cup is being put to good use too! Thanks Michelle for being so sweet!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Smirk Cards...

I made these cards a while back and unfortunately forgot to post them. These are cards that I created using my Smirk DP. I cut out the images and attached them to the front of the cards. Some of these cards were used as thank you cards and the others will be set aside for those "just in case..." moments. It's always good to have some extra cards around because you truly never know when you might just need one! Have a great weekend! I'll be back next week to share more with you...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Pokemon Card...

I needed a card for my friend's son who loves Pokemon. So instead of making Pikachu (like I did for his brother), I decided to make the ball that Ash always carries around. I used my extra large circle punch along with the 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches to create the ball. I also used my Perfect Polka Dots textured folders for the background. Thanks for stopping by again. Hope you enjoy your day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

170 Tags....

Who in their right mind would volunteer to create 170 handmade tags? Oh, that would have to be me... LOL! Once again, I created all these tags for the wonderful staff at my daughters' school that will be attached to the Christmas gifts from the PTO. I hope they like the tags as well as their gift!

Below is a picture of the individual tag before I attached the label. The Santa is from the Sparkly & Bright stamp set.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cocoa Holder Instructions...

Due to many requests, here are the instructions for the Cocoa Holder. Enjoy...

You will need the following:
(2) 9-1/2" x 7" card stock (box bottom)
(1) 6" x 7" DSP (box cover)

Box Cover:
Score the 6" x 7" DSP at 15/16" on all sides. Fold on the score lines. Cut slits on the dotted lines and adhere together to form the box cover.

Box Bottom:
1. Score the two 9-1//2" x 7" card stocks at 1/2" and 4-1/2" on the 9-1/2" side. Turn the card stock and score it at 3" on the 7" side. Fold on the score lines. Cut on the dotted lines. On one of the card stock, use the paper cutter to cut out the gray rectangle at 1/4" from the sides and bottom. Cut out the rectangle 1" high. Use the 3/4" circle punch to cut out the half circle.

2. Attach the two card stocks together by the 1/2" tab.

3. Assemble the box using sticky strip. Do the remaining 1/2" tab first and then the bottom flaps.

4. When you are done, decorate as desired and fill with cocoa packets. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will find these instructions useful.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tags From Cami & More BRAKs...

Here are the wonderful tags & goodies that I received from Cami for the Nov/Dec. tag swap. Thank you so much Cami! I love how you decorated the tin. The tags are so beautiful that I don't want to use them... lol! Maybe I'll hang them on my tree instead...

These beautiful earrings are a gift handcrafted by Creative Grammie! Thank you so much for such a thoughtful birthday gift! It was great seeing you at the Holiday Stamp Camp!

This wonderful bunch of goodies is from Jenny! Thank you so much for this great BRAK! What a wonderful surprise!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Last CPC Project & A Few More From The DT...

This is the last project that I designed for CPC... Christmas Stocking Favor.

Ho Ho Ho Wall Hanging designed by Jacque.

Ricotta Orange Pound Cake Recipe Page designed by Sonya.

Bleach Stamping Card & Technique Page designed by Zeva.

Candy Cane 12 Days of Christmas designed by Sonya.

Jolly Holiday Decorative Clothespins and Tags designed by Zeva.

Head on over to Craft Project Central to see more projects!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dimensions For Post-It Desk Calendars...

Since posting these desk calendars, I've had several requests for instructions. Because I was inspired by Rose's project, I decided to ask her permission before posting the instruction on my blog even though I tweaked her dimensions a bit. It was just out of respect since it was her idea and the original instructions in her newsletter were not posted on her blog for me to add a link. Sorry, but I won't be able to individually email people the instructions but instead will post them below. Okay, enough rambling... here is my version of the instructions:

1. Score a 11" x 4-1/4" cs at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Fold to look like a tent.
2. Add a 2-1/2" x 4" DSP to the top portion. Add a 5-1/4" x 4" DSP to the bottom portion.
3. Add the post-it note using sticky strip.
4. Score a 2" x 1-7/8" cs at 3/8", 3/4", 1-1/8" and 1-1/2". Stick the ends with sticky strip to form the holder for the pen. Add sticky strip to the bottom and back of the pen holder. Attach right above the post-it note.
5. Decorate as desired and place your pen in the holder.

This is such a quick and easy project that will make a great gift! Thank you Rose for allowing me to post the instructions on my blog and for inspiring me with your wonderful projects! If you haven't visited Rose's blog yet, please do so... you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cocoa & Tea Holders...

Cocoa Holders... (uses the stamp set Pun Fun)

Tea Holders...

Here are some pictures of the items I made to sell at our recent Stamp Camp. I got the dimensions for the tea holders from Jane's blog... thanks Jane!

Although I love the idea of these tea holders, I'm not much of a tea drinker so I decided to create some cocoa holders instead. Luckily, everyone else liked them too and they sold out quickly! Now I need to get to work on making more for gifts. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Desk Calendars...

I recently found this great blog called Rose's World and signed up for her newsletter. In one of the newsletters, Rose shared this great idea for a teacher gift/stocking stuffer. Her project only consisted of the pen and post it, but since I wanted to add on a calendar, I tweaked the dimensions a bit. I made some SU versions to sell at our recent Stamp Camp (which sold out) and I also made some other ones to give away for gifts. They were quick and easy to make and I hope the recipients will love them! Thank you Rose for sharing such a great idea!

*SU version uses the stamp set Fox & Friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Here are the goodies that I gathered up to give away for my Birthday Blog Candy! Thank you to everyone who played and for the birthday wishes! It was nice to see what everyone enjoys doing with family and friends! I wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! May God continue to bless each and every one of you! Thank you for supporting my blog and for leaving such sweet comments! I am thankful that I have met such wonderful people in blogland!

And the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway is #5....

Creative Grammie said...

Well Happy Birthday Brenda! My daughter's birthday is next week too.
My favorite place to be with my family is my house where the GCs can go in and out, play in the wading pool and eat cool-pops all day long if they want to. My favorite place to go with friends would be any restaurant where we can sit and talk story.
Hugs to you Brenda---

Thanks again for playing... Grammie, please email me so that I can get the goodies out to you soon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Stamp Camp Goodies...

Here is the welcome sign that I created for our Holiday Stamp Camp that was held this past Sunday. To create the sign, I used the following punches for the snowman: designer label, 1-3/8" circle, 1-3/4" circle, word window, & boho blossoms. I traced a bowl to make the large circle for the top of the snowglobe sign. I used a slightly larger bowl to trace and cut out a window sheet and snipped the edges. The edges were glued down with Tombow Multipurpose glue and then I added another circle to hide all the messy stuff... hehehe! The bottom portion was cut freehand and made a base to help it stand.

Here are the clips that I made for each of my guests that attended.

These are the snowman favors that I created for all of the guests. They each hold 3 mini Kit Kat bars... one of my favorite candies! But then again, anything chocolate is my favorite!

Here are the dimensions for the favors:
-2-3/4" x 6-1/2" whisper white cs scored at 2-3/4" & 3-3/4"
-2-3/4" x 2" basic black cs; corner round the top 2 corners (2-3/4" side will be on top); this will be the hat
-1/2" x 3-1/4" basic black cs; corner round the top 2 corners; this will be the hat's trim
-1/2" x 2-3/4" daffodil delight cs for the hat
-use the boho blossoms punch to punch out the flowers for the hat; add a silver brad in the middle of the flowers; attach to hat with a stampin' dimensional
-I used the glitter brads for the nose along with some 3/8" googly eyes.
-The mouth was created with circles punched out with the Crop-A-Dile (smaller circle)
-I used a small piece of velcro to close the 2 ends of the whisper white cs to hold the candy.

Here are the projects that the guests created: tags & pouch, luminaria, mini gift bag, and gift card holder. Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!

Don't forget to sign up for my birthday blog candy giveaway on my Nov. 6th post! Last day to sign up is Tuesday, Nov. 23rd! I will announce the winner on Nov. 24th!