Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Meet and Make this Saturday!

Meet and Make, that's my new name for make and takes. Because it's always fun meeting everyone and making new friends while we're crafting! So, I hope you can join me at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Pearl City this Saturday for their Adventures in Crafting event.

I'll be there from 10am - 12 noon and my project is this charm holder that you can add to a bag or your favorite planner! We'll color up three of your favorite Social Media icons and add them to the holder.

I'll have a bunch of different icons to choose from. When I came up with this idea, I knew I wanted to take the tech out of it and be more handmade and etsy-ish, thus the "hand sketched, not perfect" look of the designs.

The chain charm holder plus three charms will be $5. If you want to add more charm designs, it'll just be like adding more pizza toppings, only cheaper, just 50 cents a charm.

Hope you can join us so we can Meet and Make!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August's Second Show

It's time for another new Joy of Crafting Show! We start off the show with a new guest crafter! Joel Kutaka from Celebrations introduces us to their newest teacher!

Shiho Matsuda does some beautiful origami style wrapping and other projects.
On this show, she shows how to make an awesome origami pop up box/card embellished with a handmade flower. Look for future classes with Shiho coming up at Celebrations!

Next, we have our fun friend Kelli Taylor from Tierracast share another bracelet kit. This one uses different techniques like setting rivets.

And then we have Deena Zieglar back to share even more cool new things from Sizzix like Ink Sheets!

Hope you enjoyed your Summer, the days seem to be going by so fast! Hope you can catch this show, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The first new show for August!

Summer has just zipped by so fast! It's already time for a new show! Hope you all got to do some of your favorite summer activities this year! One of my favorites is coming up at the end of August and I first guest tells us a little about it!

 Gloria from Pearl City Ben Franklin Crafts gives us a sneak peek of what will be happening at their store on Sat., August 29 for their annual store event!

Then she showed us one of the make and takes, Monkey Fist ball woven from paracord.

Then, we have more jewelry making fun with Wyatt White from Beadalon.

This time, Wyatt shows us how to use the award winning 3D Bracelet Jig! It's an amazing tool that will get your creativity going thinking of different designs you could make!

Lastly, I show how you can use shrink plastic, which is often thought as only a kid's craft, into some fun jewelry!

I know you're trying to squeeze out every little bit of summer but I hope you can find time to check out the show! Happy Summer! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The second show for July

The current show is the second one for July. It has a nice variety of crafts with some of our favorite crafters!

We start the show with Devin "Ducky" Nakasone and Sharlene Aoki from Prayers on Wings. If you remember Devin's first appearance on the show, he shared his personal inspiration for POW. 
This time, Devin shares his brand new book and to celebrate , we make special ducky bookmarks. You can learn more about Prayers on Wings, here.

Next, Gloria from Pearl City BFC shows us her twist on the hot trend of flower crowns. She adds yarn and makes a Mermaid version!

Then, we have Julie from Enchanted Lake BFC shows us a cool resin project, sushi magnets! They look so ono!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having an awesome summer!

Monday, July 6, 2015

July's First Joy of Crafting Show

For the start of July, we have more from our favorite craft companies! Our first guest is a friend I've known for about 9 years! Let me introduce to you...

Kelli Taylor from Tierracast! The people at Tierracast are great and very passionate about their products. So, Kelli is a perfect fit with them and we were so happy she was able to come here to Hawaii in April.

On the show, Kelli shows how easy it is to  make those wonderful bracelet kits!
Next, I made a new friend, Darcy Christensen from American Crafts! I feel like I've known this amazing lady for a long time, she is so full of energy!
Darcy showed us how to use the Heidi Swapp Minc machine. It takes any black toner image and adds your choice of foiling to make it Shine! As Heidi Swapp always says, Make Pretty Stuff, and the Minc helps you do that!Oooh, the possibilities!
Another new friend is this wonderfully creative lady, Vickie Bentley from Bo Bunny!
Using a card as her project, Vickie sowed us some new crafty products from Bo Bunny, like the Pearlescents paints and Glitter pastes and re-usable stencils, plus more!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you had a fun Holiday weekend! Hope you can find time to catch this episode with so many new crafts to learn!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer's really here and so is a new Joy of Crafting Show!

We have some Hot crafts to match the weather on this new Joy of Crafting Show! New crafters, too!

First, we start off with a new unique item! Jenny Floro shows us how to use Paper Laminate. A new item from Japan available at our Oahu stores. Lots of great uses!

One of favorite guy crafters is back with  new project! Dean Ramos shows us his painting skills while paying tribute to this year's Relay for Life. Learn more about the new format for the Magic Island event happening on Saturday July 18.

Next, we introduce you to Takashi Kondo from Japan's Eruberu.

Taka, as we call him, will show us how to use resin to make a kawaii parfait charm! Taka also previews some of the projects for a special event happening on July 11 and 12 at our Mapunapuna store.

Then, we have Erika Pascual from Pearl City BFC.

Erika shows us how to make the sweetest looking mini cake rolls from Hearty Clay!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to watch the show! Have a great week and Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 19, 2015

WIBD - What I Been Doing

Okay, everyone likes to tag each other on Instagram with #WIDN - What I Doing Now. Well, right now, I'm letting you know about some Free Fun for the whole family! It's been a fun first two weeks of June being a part of the Hawaii State Libray System's Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is Heroes, Everyday Heroes and Super Heroes!

Our HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts and Ace Hardware stores are visiting libraries across the state, on all islands, including Molokai and Lanai this year! We're bringing our HouseMart Superhero Academy where keiki of all ages can learn some Hardware Science and do a little crafting, too! Check here to see our  library schedule.

So, what's it like? Take a look!
Lots of keiki and parents excited to try their hand at Hardware Science experiments
Test your reflexes! Are you as fast as The Flash!?
Learn about Inertia with this cup challenge!
Put on a cape and fly like Superman for a fun photo!
Make a Super Bear Bookmark you can use for your Summer Reading Program!

So, get out of the Bat Cave and join us for some Super Fun at the Libraries!
Hope to see you there!