Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello Kitty Gift Card Holders

First of all, wanted to apologize that my last post didn't have the picture of my Fifth Avenue card. I was having trouble uploading from my phone, but thought I had it worked out. But I didn't....anyway, click here to see the updated post.

Well, I'm back from Vegas and never thought I would be so happy to return to the weather here. Vegas was HOT, HOT, HOT!! Over 100 degrees during the day and not going below 90 degrees at night. I think the worst was when we tailgated before the UH/UNLV game, and it was 106 degrees!! The game itself was a bummer since we lost a heartbreaker at the end....but we met lots of cool people and ate great local food. And the one bright spot was that I won some money for winning the 3rd quarter pool. But I still came home with much lighter pockets! hahaha Anyways, on to today's real post....

There are lots of people at work who just love Hello Kitty (who doesn't, right? LOL), so we decided to make some HK gift card holders to sell at the mini craft fair. I had to beg Korin to make all the HK faces since she is really great at this kind of detailed stuff (and she's super quick to boot!).

Here are some pics of the different color schemes and themes of the HK gift card holders we made:

These proved to be more popular than we expected, and they sold out in a few minutes! I made over 80 of them and couldn't believe that they were all gone before the official start of the sale. But that's a good thing, right, since it was all for charity?!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Sorry I've been MIA. I'm in Vegas right now heading out to the
football game so I hope this posts OK.

Anyway here's a shot of the thank you cards that I made for the craft
fair last week at work:

Supplies used (all SU!):
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Rose Red CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red
Other: Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, dimensionals

Just wanted some quick and easy cards since the Hello Kitty gift card
holders took so much time to make (I'll post them next time). I just
love this stamp set.

Hope your weekend is going well...I'm losing all my money up here so
it looks like I won't be able to take an early retirement after

Go Warriors!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Asian Artistry

Happy Wednesday! Just wanted to share another of the sympathy cards that I made for the craft fair at work....yes, it's very similar to the card that was made with the Garden Silhouettes stamp set, but when doing sympathy cards, I think simple is better. I just loved this image from the Asian Artistry set, and finally got a chance to ink it up.

Supplies used (all SU!):
Stamps: Asian Artistry, Close As A Memory
Paper: Basic Gray CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Gray

I did make another sympathy card, but it's a repeat of one I posted a couple of months ago, so I won't re-post the picture. All in all, I'm pretty happy with how the cards turned out especially since I didn't start on 'em until Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Card for Mini Craft Fair

The last couple of weeks I've been busy planning and working on a bake sale and mini craft fair that we were putting on at work to raise money for the AUW. Monday was D-Day and boy was it crazy! We were lucky to have many people donate beautiful handmade items for us to sell at the craft fair which enabled us to raise more money than we expected. Of course as one of the "party" planners, I had to contribute something....I had several specific requests for sympathy cards because as morbid as it may be, we all need them. Here's one of the sympathy cards that I made....

Supplies used (all SU!):
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Basic Gray CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Gray

And I want to give a shout out to Linda and Kyoko who wanted to drop by our bake sale/craft fair to show their support, but unfortunately this was only open to employees. Thank you anyway, ladies! We appreciate your support!!

Hope you're all having a nice week so far!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blogaversary Winner is....

Happy Sunday! Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments on my recent blogaversary. Anyways, I'm sure you wanna know who won the blog candy. I used and got:

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-09-14 00:02:56 UTC

Blogger Berenice said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! So nice blog candy. I found your blog through Teri's blog and my dreaming vacation: Visit Hawaii again some day :)
Thank you for the chance, I'm already a follower. Here is my link

Congratulations, Berenice! Please email your address to me at: fay349{at}gmail{dot}com by Tuesday, and I'll get your goodies out to you right away!

Be back later with pics of the cards, etc. that I've been busy making for our workplace mini craft fair to benefit AUW.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Blogaversary To Me!

Wow....can't believe it's been one year since I first posted! Time sure flies....anyway, it's been awhile since I did blog candy, so I figured no time like the present! :D

Here's what I'm giving away as a thank you for your support:

Included are:
Aloha Hello Kitty die
Mimmy with Purse die
Labels embossing folders (4 in the pack)
Diamonds and Dots embossing folder
Drippy Goo border punch
Crystal Fine glitter
Magnetic snaps
Dark Green self-adhesive square bling
Dark Blue self-adhesive square bling
Lilac self-adhesive flower bling
Clear self-adhesive round bling
White self-adhesive pearls
Silver self-adhesive round stickers
Dark Blue self-adhesive round bling
Yellow self-adhesive pearls
Grey self-adhesive square bling
Pink round gem brads

To win all of this, you will need to:
1. Become a follower (if you're not already one);
2. Link back to his blog post on your blog and then leave a comment here (if you don't have a blog, let me know when you comment);
3. Tell me how your found my blog; and
4. Tell me your what/where your dream vacation would be and why (for me, I'd like to travel all over Europe to experience cultures/foods that are so different from Hawaii).

Not too hard, right? You have until midnight (HST) Saturday, September 12th, to enter. I'll pick a winner and post the name next Sunday. Good luck!!

Thanks for dropping by....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I've been meaning to make cards with all the cute TGF stamps I've bought over the last few months, but often don't get past coloring 'em....the layout of this card was done using the SC244 sketch.

I don't feels like something is missing on the bottom half of the card. I think I should have added some bling or pearls to the it to "finish" it. I had to cut the mat layer since the next size up in Labels Six left too big a border around the white layer, so don't look too close, OK? :D

Here's a close-up view of the flower in her hair that was "popped" up for added dimension:

Supplies used:
Stamps: HG-Sing (TGF)
Paper: Printed DSP (Doodlebug); Elegant Eggplant CS, Lavendar Lace CS, Whisper White CS (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic markers
Other: Labels Six Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); foam tape

Have a great Wednesday!!