Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last Show for 2014!

Yes, it's our second December show and we have more fun ideas for you!

Derek Kurisu is back with some yummy treats!

Using the famous Big Island Candies cookies to make ice cream sandwiches! Perfect for parties or just a fun at home treat!

Coty from Mapunapuna helps you celebrate the New year in style with some beautiful earrings! You have to watch her technique for using the briolette style crystals.

Then, I'll get you start looking at your crafts differently to see how you can get more from your supplies!

Thanks for stopping by today and Much Mahalo for all of your support all year long! Happy Crafting and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Yes, It's December's first show!

We have fun guests for December with some amazing project ideas!

So happy we have Derek Kurisu from KTA Super stores on the Big Island back to share his fun culinary talent! He always supports local food companies. This time, he helps us with our holiday parties with some tofu salad!

And a poi, kalua pork and lomi lomi salmon "parfait".

Next, we have Coty Chandler from the Mapunapuna Bead Shoppe with a cute angel charm. These are perfect for hanging on your bag or to slip onto your planner! Makes a really great gift, too!

Lastly, I'll show how to make a basic slider card. You can use it to make a fun Christmas card this year!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying the holidays!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November's Second Show

Wow! The holidays are just sneaking up so fast! Currently on the show, we have some wonderful holidays projects!

Celebrate with Timeless Traditions! Diane from Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts puts together a colorful festive wreath in bright reds and greens. She's always so amazing!

It wouldn't be the holidays without Joel from Celebrations. This time he and special guest, Bryan Odo, show us how to use the origami kusudama flower to make an ornament! So, cool!

Then, Jenny Floro gets us ready for the Holidays with beautiful tablescaping ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November's First Show!

Yes, there are some states that are already experiencing their first snow, unbelievable! But here, it is our first Joy of Crafting show for November and we are getting ready for the Holidays!

First, we are lucky to have Diane Morinaka from our Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts store. She is a master at floral arranging and has created something very special in our Frosty Pastels theme. It's not a wreath but a Swag Wreath! Great idea and so beautiful!

Next, we welcome Esme Infante back to the show! Esme tells us all about the history behind her Mom's Islandwide Craft fairs and that cute little clown mascot. We also do a little crafting and make some Countdown Your Goal Frames, perfect for gifts!

I wrap up the show with an "old school" project, Pom Pom Bear Ornaments. It's back to basic crafting!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to see the show! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The main thing, stay safe!

As we prepare for Iselle and Julio to hit our Hawaiian Islands, we are thankful for all of the prayers and good thoughts being sent out from our mainland friends and fellow crafters.

For the safety of our customers and employees, our Hilo Ben Franklin Crafts store has already closed and our Kahului store will be closing at 3pm in preparation for Iselle. Our Big Island Ace stores should all be closed by 2pm today as well.

Here's hoping that we all get through this okay. Stay safe everyone!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Forty and Fabulous!

A famous Kitty from Japan is turning 40 this year! Isn't that awesome? I tell you, she looks so good, she just doesn't seem to age at all!

Well, to help  her celebrate "The Joy of Crafting Show" would like to find a Hawaii crafter that LOVES making crafts that have this famous Kitty as part of the design to come on our November show.

Do you know someone who fits this description? Is it your office co-worker? Is it your best friend? Is it YOU?

Here's a few things to consider while you are helping me find that kitty crafter. The crafts need to be made by hand and not using pre-made kitty items. But using official  rubber stamps or die cuts is okay because they still have to be put together by the crafter. In other words, we're not looking for pre-made kitty charms just glued to something or hung on earrings.

Help me find that special crafter by August 25, 2014 at 5pm HST. If you help me find someone, there's a finder's prize for you, too! We'll be taping the show in September. Send your nominee info to, put "Kitty Contest" on the subject line.

Thanks for stopping by today and start thinking about your kitty friends!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

It's August Already!

Summer is going by so fast! The kids have already headed back to school and we have a new Joy of Crafting show to share!

Our first guest is not about crafting, it's about caring! My good friend John Cummings III shares with all of us tips on how to be prepared for hurricanes and other disasters. We want everyone, especially our crafters, to be safe!
Then, Gloria from Pearl City BFC, gives us a sneak peek of a project they will be doing for their "Endless Summer" Craft Party on Saturday, August 23. It's a beautiful shell macramé bracelet!

And for the show finale, we have Joel from Celebrations with an adorable Panda Gift Box!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've been enjoying your Summer! Happy Crafting!