Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A beary post

I finally got my hands on these new Build a Bear TI folder sets yesterday and between cutting kits, I made these 2 cards. The first card is from the Beary Christmas set. I used all the colors that are in the Build a Bear logo to make the Christmas card. I wanted it to look fun and bright. This card took a little longer because I layered all the embossed pieces on the bear. I even had to take my magnifying glass out just so I could see where I was cutting. LOL!
I added the bell to his bow but I think it might be hard to mail a card like this with the bell on it. See that cute little pompom on his cap, I got it from Stamps & Memories awhile back.This next card uses the Beary Birthday TI folder set. I like this folder because it has paw prints all on the background. I know it's a little hard to see on this photo. The actual Build a Bear dies have not come in yet so I had to substitute with an older bear die that I found at the store. This is bear #3. In fact there are still some dies left.
I'm still working on cutting kits for this week Saturday's make & take. Hope you can join us!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great humpday!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Piece of my past and a red nosed reindeer

The other day I was looking for something in my cabinet and came across this old Liberty House ad in the Star Bulletin newspaper. It was dated back in 1988 and in the front section of the newspaper. I actually forgot that I kept this. This is a picture of one of the dresses that Liberty House picked up for their Easter ad. And yes, I remember making hundreds of them. This is what I did before becoming a sales rep and before making paper crafts. I designed dresses and sold them to Liberty House. I think I still have a sample of this dress somewhere in my house. LOL! Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share a piece of my past with you.
Here is a card that I made this past Saturday. I just had to have this new reindeer punch from EK Success which I got from the store. Isn't he cute? The only reason why I made him red was when I first took the punch out, I grabbed the first piece of cardstock in my scrap pile. I didn't want to throw it away so I ended up using it.
This is the first time that I am using this Spellbinders borderbilities die. I like how it just cuts only 1 side of the edge. There is another matching border die in this set that actually cuts out the whole border.Well, hope you all had a great weekend! I got a lot of scrapbooking done. I am such a slow scrapper that I only made 4 pages but at least I am getting closer to the end of the album.
Thanks for stopping by today and before I forget, I will be at the store doing a make & take this coming Saturday from 10-12 pm. Have a great week!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

From bag to box

I guess I've been MIA again but I have been making stuff and just haven't gotten around to posting them. Here is another version of the gingerbread house bag die that I used on the post below this. I like to play with the dies that I have and use them in different ways. I made this into a box instead of a bag so it could hold more treats. It can be used as centerpieces on a table.
I put a piece of styrofoam at the bottom of the box and stuck all the candy canes in it. Then filled it with shredded paper. The outline of the windows and door is glittered with green Doodlebug glitter. You can email me if you want the instructions on making this bag die into a box.This is the pink mini album that we made last week for the make & take at the store. Everything was pink since it is breast cancer awareness month.
Well, the weekend is here and I will be working on my scrapbook album once again which explains why I have been MIA. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink gingerbread?

Hey I'm still waiting to hear from Evie who won the Christmas TI set. Evie, if I don't hear from you today, I will draw another winner tomorrow.
I forgot to post this gingerbread bag that I made last weekend. It probably should be the color of gingerbread but since I love pink, I went with that color instead.
This is another easy XL die that Sizzix came out with. I glittered the outline of the windows and door with ultra fine glitter from Hero Arts.
The panda bear stamp is a new holiday release from Dandelion Designs. Here is a picture of the back of the bag which is the same as the front but you could probably just decorate the front.Last week Saturday, Jean from Dandelion did a make & take at the store and some of the customers brought us some cute raks. This one is from Cindy and Carol and she made this cute pumpkin out of a scallop circle Marvy punch. It was so cute the way they decorated it with Jean's stamps. Thanks so much Cindy and Carol!!!This next rak was from Kelli. She filled the bag with a lollipop, ribbons and a stamp. Thanks so much Kelli!!! And Carole gave the both of us her famous avocados again. I have never seen or eaten avocados like the ones she has on her tree but they taste so creamy. They look kind of strange but they really taste great!!! Thanks again Carole!
I'm doing a make & take tomorrow at the store from 10-12 pm and hope to see everyone again! The theme is of course "pink" since October is breast cancer awareness month.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Winner, new Sizzix die and Halloween goodies

The winner of the Sizzix TI set from is number 6. Evie said...
Wow! Thanks for the chance. Such a nice card. Love visiting your J's store to see all the new dies coming many choices. I have been crafting for long time, beginning from a friend's invitation to form a little stamp group...very basic then. It's simply amazing to see how crafting has evolved and grown.
Congrats Evie!!! And please email me. This was fun getting to know something about all of you who left me a comment.
Here is something I made on Friday using the new XL candy cup die from Sizzix. With this die, you can cut out 2 different sizes to make candy cups. The Hello Kitty cup uses 6 panels and the red Christmas cup uses 5 panels making it a little smaller candy cup. This die was really easy putting the cup together. The stamp image on the red cup is a new holiday release from Dandelion Designs.This is what the inside of the candy cups look like. See the difference in size. Both hold quite a bit of candy. Here's a really cute Halloween bag that my gf Teri made for me. It was filled with lots of goodies inside the bag and out of the bag. She even put some pretty nail polish in there for me. I actually had to take a picture of the bag out of it's clear package because by the time I took this photo, most of the goodies were eaten. LOL! I'm not sure the name of the stamp she used or company it is from but it's really cute! The bag is a Sizzix die exclusive for SU and see that flourish behind the stamped image? It is an EK Success punch that Teri bought from the store. Thanks so much Teri! I loved this cute bag!!!Before I forget, this month is breast cancer awareness month. I will be doing a cute pink make & take over at the store on Saturday, October 17 from 10-12 pm. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a great Tuesday!!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Another giveaway

Remember this card that I posted on October 3rd? It was one of the make & takes for Ben Franklin Crafts. Well, I have an extra Textured Impressions set to give to someone. This TI set is called Christmas set.
Just leave me a comment on this post. Tell me anything about yourself. It's fun to get to know each other.
I've been playing with some new dies that I just picked up from the store. I will be posting them here soon. Yesterday I scrapped some pages from one of our many trips. I really need to finish my album from 2008 and start on 2009.
Well, thanks for stopping by today and I will be pulling a winner for the TI set over the weekend.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Happy Hallowen gift card holder

Sizzix just released this new gift card holder die and let me tell you, it is the easiest way to die cut a bunch of gift card holders. I've been doing so many Halloween projects using the usual orange, green, purple and black colors that I decided to change colors and use pink and lots of glitter. I punched out a pink MS haunted house punch and glittered it with stickles stardust. The bats are stamps from Hero Arts and the oval scallop frame are nesties glittered with Doodlebug glitter.
Here's the inside of the gift card holder. All you need is 2 way tape to tape the edges down. I know I will be making a lot of these for Christmas gifts.
It has been so warm in my house that the black ants have been invading my keyboard. So every now and then, I get a stinging bite. It's making me look down and around my desk as I type. Ugh!
Thanks for stopping by today and looking forward to seeing everyone at Jean's make & take this weekend at the store. Have a great humpday!!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

The winner(s)

We have a winner(s) for the Winter set TI. I went to and the number came up as #6 who is Fay!
Fay said...
ooh, that's such a nice folder! Hope I'll be able to make it to at least one of the M&Ts! :D
And, I actually found another extra set so I did another number and it turned out to be #24 who is my gf Teri!
Teri said...
this is neat, I like the trees on the silver, so elegant!
I know how to get a hold of the both of you but congrats on winning this new Sizzix TI folder!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and stay tuned because I am planning to do another TI rak.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ben Franklin Crafts make & takes

Today was "world cardmaking day" and to help celebrate, Cheri and I did some Sizzix make & takes at the all Ben Franklin Crafts stores on Oahu.
Actually, we did this first make & take at the Market City store yesterday. We made a Hello Kitty Christmas ornament. So cute! This morning I was at the Paa St. store and we made a trick or treat take out box with Hello Kitty. The embossed words is a brand new Sizzix Halloween folder set.
While I was at the Paa St. store, Cheri was at the Enchanted Lake store and they made this Christmas card with last year's TI set. I hope you can see the snowman on the card. This card only used embossing folders. Another fast card to make for Christmas.Then we met up at the Pearl City store in the afternoon. Joy from The Joy of Crafting tv show surprised me with this cute french fry box filled with chocolate goodies. It was packaged so neatly that I didn't want to open it. She made this owl using Marvy punches. So clever!I also got a bag of avocados and some Ritz cracker snacks from Carole. Thanks so much Carole! I ate the snacks during the make & take. We didn't get to eat until after 3 pm.
We made this Christmas treat bag at the Pearl City store. It's not a good picture of the bag but it holds quite a bit of treats. It was cut from one of the Ellison dies.
So glad to see all of you who came to the make & takes! Hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Cheri brought many samples with her and I can hardly wait to get a bunch of the new dies for myself!
Don't forget you still have time to post a comment on the post below for a chance to win the new winter set TI.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!!! I need to clean up my mess!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Super easy Christmas card, a giveaway, and Sizzix make & take schedule

I just got my hands on a new Sizzix textured impression folder set called "winter set" and made this card in less than 5 minutes. It should be in the stores sometime next week.I embossed the background with the polka dot folder and embossed a piece of silver foil paper with the trees folder in the set.
I have an extra set that I would like to give away to someone. Leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner Sunday night.
Here is our schedule for the make & takes this weekend. Sorry I'm late on this but I haven't been able to post it. Busy cutting kits. Today we are at Ben Franklin Market City from 11:30 - 1:30 pm. Tomorrow, it is Ben Franklin Paa St. from 10 - 12 pm, Ben Franklin Kailua from 10 - 12 pm and Ben Franklin Pearl City from 1 - 3 pm. And tomorrow is world card making day. Also, every store has a different project and we will be giving away dies to some lucky winners!!!
Don't forget to leave a comment here to win this new Sizzix TI set.
Hope to see you in the stores!!!
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