Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sonya & Shelby's Projects...

Sonya created this wonderful 12 x 12 Calendar for CPC this month. You can use it year after year because all you do wipe off the numbers each month!

Here is another page that you can add to your recipe book. Shelby created this recipe page for Orange Creamsicle Cake. Sounds delicious!

Sonya also created this Emboss Resist Card & Technique page. It will help make your image "pop!"

To see more creative projects, please visit us at Craft Project Central!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Card For My Niece...

Yes, it's another shaker card. Sorry, they are really fun to make and my girls love "testing" them out to make sure they shake too... hehehe!

This is a card that I made for my niece's birthday. She loves pink, Hello Kitty, and "bling" so I decided to put the 3 of them together and this is what I came up with! I also attached a stand to the back of the card so that she could display it on her shelf (oops, I forgot to take a picture of the side view... sorry).

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope that one day you will try making a shaker card too!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thank You Shakers...

While watching the Keiki Hula Competion on t.v. this weekend, it made me realize that I forgot to post pictures of the cards I made. These are the shaker cards that I created to thank the people who helped our halau with Keiki Hula preparations. I made a total of 9 cards, 8 girls and 1 boy.

Here is a close-up of one of the cards. Hope you all have a great week! I can't believe that DD3 will be starting Kindergarten next week! Time is surely flying by too quickly! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 23, 2010

My July OCS...

Here is the card that I created for Gail, my OCS partner. The challenge this month was to create a card with words as the focal point. At first I thought it would be easy, but after sitting down to work on my card, I found it kind of hard. I tried to keep it simple so that the words would stand out. I decided to make a little shaker window for the words which are from the Occasional Quotes stamp set. I also tried to incorporate Gail's favorite SU colors: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, & Old Olive. I was also dying to use some of the new SU embellies like the Paper Daisies and Basic Pearls so of course I just needed to add some to the card. Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More CPC Projects For The Month Of July...

This Greenhouse Gala Gift Set that was created by Michelle!

These Greenhouse Gala Decor Accents Blocks were created by Jacque!

Please stop by Craft Project Central to check out more great projects!

BTW: I do want to apologize for the lack of posting again, but my hubby has been busy working on the computer so I haven't really had a chance to sit down and do some posting. I barely get a chance to check out everyone's blogs. Just when I thought I would be back in action, of course something comes up, right? I guess you could say that's just the busy life that I live. Oh well, thanks for stopping by and when I get another chance at the computer, I'll post more projects. Until next time...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jodi's Birthday Blog Candy!

Please stop by Jodi's blog to see all the "sweet" candy she is giving away in celebration of her birthday! She is giving away, not 1, but 5 different candy and each is special in it's own way... just like Jodi! Happy Birthday Jodi!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thank You Box...

Here is a picture of the box I made to put a little gift for my daughter's Kumu on solo night. I used the Tropical Party and Word On Word (retired) stamp sets for this project. The colors I used were Rose Red, Old Olive, and So Saffron.

Friday, July 16, 2010

My Blogaversary Winner is...

I was so overwhelmed this morning with getting Justin Bieber concert tickets for my daughters that I forgot to post the winner of my blogaversary candy! This is a picture of the goodies I will be sending the winner along with a free month of their choice at Craft Project Central! I had DD3 pull a name out of the container (yes, the old fashioned way). The winner is Jodi!

Jodi said... Congratulations on your 1 year blogaversary and your 13th Wedding Anniversary!! Whoo hoo!! Something to celebrate for sure!!
Wow, there are sooo many creative things you have done in the past year that I have so many favorites that I just can't pick one!!
Big Hugs girl!!
Jodi =)

Jodi, please email me your address so that I can get these goodies out to you! Thanks to all of you who participated!

Craft Project Central Projects...

Black Magic Card and Technique Page created by Zeva.

Tote-ally Tess' Tote created by Jane.

Please check out Craft Project Central for more projects!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

June OCS From Nanea...

My partner for last month's OCS was Nanea. Look at the cute little Hello Kitty shaker box that she created for me! She filled it with some crafting goodies and even sent some HK candy tins for my girls! Thank you Nanea for the wonderful box and all the goodies!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Teri's Class Projects...

Even though I was so exhausted from the Keiki Hula Competition this past weekend, I still found some energy to make it to Teri's class on Sunday. I was so glad I went! Look at these fabulous projects that we made! It's so funny because not only do I look forward to going to Teri's class, but so do the rest of my family. While I'm crafting and DD4 is taking a nap, my hubby walks to the beach with my 3 older daughters. My girls also love to go "hunting for treasures" in Teri's backyard too! Thank you Teri for always welcoming my family! We really appreciate it! And for those of you who don't know Teri, please check out her blog... you won't be sorry!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hula Treat Bags...

After a very LONG and busy week, I am back... again, and hopefully for good! Last week was a very emotional week for me.

My Grandma's funeral was held on Tuesday and then on Thursday was the start of my daughters' Keiki Hula Competition. This year, my oldest daughter was chosen as the female soloist to represent her halau. After many hours of practice (which of course I teared up each time watching her), it was finally her time to shine on stage. Although she didn't win, she did an amazing job and we are all so very proud of her! On Friday night, both DD1 & DD2 performed their Kahiko chant with their hula sisters. I was so nervous for DD2, but she pulled it off like a pro. That night they announced the winners of the Kawena'ula Keiki Hula Scholarship winners and my DD1 was awarded one of the scholarships! Woohoo! This award was based on a nomination from their halau, a written essay, and academics! We were once again very proud of her! On Saturday morning, DD1 & DD2 once again performed with their hula sisters the Auana portion of the competition! It was a tough competition and our halau did an outstanding job (yes, I'm a little biased... hehehe) and we are very proud of them all!

Okay, enough rambling for me. I just wanted to share a little about why I was MIA... again. Back to my post. This is the treat bag that I made for the girls' hula sisters on Kahiko night. Luckily I only had to make 14 of these and of course I had some help from my little elves. I will be back tomorrow with some more projects to share! Hope you all have a good week!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Piggy Desk Organizer...

This is the Piggy Desk Organizer that I created for Craft Project Central this month. You can use it to hold paper clips, rubberbands, or even all those little punch art that you create! To get the directions for this, all you need to do is sign up for the month of July at Craft Project Central!

Thank you to all that have sent me best wishes on our wedding anniversary, as well as my blogaversary! It was another busy day for us, but the main thing is that we spent it together as a family and created more happy memories! Thanks again for leaving such sweet comments... It touches my heart to read them!

Don't forget to enter my blogaversary giveaway if you haven't done so yet! Deadline is July 15th! The winner will be announced on the 16th!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Wedding Anniversary & Blogaversary Celebration...

Today is a very special day for me! We are celebrating both my wedding anniversary and also my 1 year blogaversary!

I created this card to give to my hubby for our 13th anniversary. Can't believe it's been 13 years already (and a total of 20 years together as a couple)... boy do I feel old! But I am looking forward to many more years to come! I guess since I made this card last night I must have been feeling a bit patriotic... hence the red, white, and blue... LOL! To make this card, I used a retired SU set called Old Friends. I like it because it kind of reminds me of Ragedy Anne & Andy.


As I mentioned, today is also my 1 year blogaversary! I kind of started my blog on my anniversary so that it would be easy for me to remember the date... hehehe! After 300+ posts, over 80,000 visits, and 100+ followers, I can't believe that I'm still here! Blogging was totally new to me, but all of you have welcomed me with open arms... I am in awe! I have learned so much and am thankful for all the friendships that I have made through my blog and crafting. It has been a wonderful journey for me to share my creations and I thank you for being there for me with all your sweet comments! Now on to the Blog Candy Giveaway... sorry, I don't have a picture of the candy because I haven't really had the chance to gather it up with all that's been going on, but I promise it will be SWEET!

Here are the rules:

1. As of yesterday 7/4/10, you must already be a follower.

2. Leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favorite project that I've posted in the past year!

That's it! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy (that's my daughter's favorite saying... hehehe)! This blog candy ends on July 15th. I will announce the winner on the 16th. Good luck and thanks for following me!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

More CPC Projects & A Summer Celebration Sale...

This fabulous Greenhouse Gala Butterfly Mobile was designed by Sonya.

This decorative Elements of Style Tile was designed by Naoko!

Summer Celebration Sale at Craft Project Central

During the month of July, subscribe to any two months and receive a third month of your choice FREE! If you purchase four months, you can get two months FREE! To take advantage of this sale, simply subscribe during the month of July to two months and then email us at with the month that you would like free! And don't forget that when you take advantage of this special offer, you'll also get the bonus projects for each of these months! Head on over to Craft Project Central to check it out!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Teacher Gifts...

I made these post-it holders for my older girls to give to their teachers for the end of the year & summer school gifts. It's a good thing that I made them ahead of time because you never know what life will bring you... as it was in my case. There has been barely time for me to craft lately because I just haven't been in the mood, so a lot of these projects that I'll be posting in the next week will be of things I created in the earlier part of June. Thanks for sticking with me. I promise I'll have more to share soon, but until next time... thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm Back With Some CPC Projects...

I am back to blogging (well, sort of) with some projects to share from my fellow Craft Project Central DT. But first, I would like to thank all of you who kept my family in their prayers and sent their sincerest condolences. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and friendship through this tough time in my life! I am slowly trying to get back to my daily routines because I know in my heart that my Grandma would want it that way!

Here is a Great Friends Note Set was designed by Michelle. It is the perfect gift to give to your BFFs! The cover is a Clear-Mount stamp case and opens to reveal inside a little notebook, pen, and Post-It note pad.

This Wedding Ensemble was designed by Sonya. It includes thank you cards, place card tents, table number/menu tents, and favors. The templates can be easily changed to fit any party theme.

This Wedding Album was designed by Jacque. It was created using the Guest Book Simply Scrappin' Kit. What a great way to scrapbook that special day!

If you would like to see more creative projects, head on over to Craft Project Central!