Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April brings a new Joy of Crafting Show!

On the first Joy of Crafting show for April, we have some fun craft ideas!

 First, we have Cheryl Miyashiro with a clever project using the WeR envelope Punch Board. This is such a great tool!

Cheryl shows us how to make a cute file folder style treat holder! Perfect for Administrative Professionals' day, too!

Next, we have Kurt Osaki and Shellie Shiroma from Osaki Creative with an exciting new product line, HM High!  Some of you may recognize Kurt himself, but more of you will recognize his work. He is the man behind the UH "H" logo!

Now, his company has created logo designs for a number of public high schools, with more on the way! HM High sticker decals are perfect for your graduation and class reunion projects!

Lastly, we get ready for Easter with this Hana Hou segment, the Deco Mesh Easter Bunny! There's a
project sheet for this.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to check out the show! Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 17, 2014

I Love You! Contest Winners

I just wanted to say that I LOVE ALL of You for participating in my 14 Days of Valentines! Your comments made me smile a lot. I Love You!, three words that can make anything better. Three words, Three projects, Three comments.

Thank you all for sharing your favorite three projects. Here are the three randomly picked commentors that will get a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card:

So, can Eva, Niki G and Kym please email me their mailing address to Congratulations Ladies!

Again, Thank You all for spending some time with me and joining in on the contest. Have a great week!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February's Second Joy of Crafting Show

We have more Fun crafts on our second February Joy of Crafting Show! We start the show with our Big Island friend, Derek Kurisu!

This time around, Derek makes us some ono-licious poke!
Then, he shows us how to fill the Heart-shape Push Up Pop with poke. Another way to serve poke is to use our plastic wine glasses!

Beth from Mapunapuna BFC shares another great project. This time, she does some scrapbooking.

Beth shows us how to use the Amy Tangerine embroidery kits to embellish your pages.

Lastly, I'll show you how to use the Crafter's Workshop stencil to create some eye-catching canvas art!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're able to catch this episode!

Friday, February 14, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 14

So, on the 14th Day of the 14 Days of Valentines, we celebrate with a contest! Just like last year, please leave a comment telling me which were your favorite three projects. You'll have until Monday 8am. HST to leave your comment. On Monday at Noon, I'll randomly pick three comments and those people will win a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!

So far, this Valentine's Day is turning out pretty nice! I got to work and first thing, I received a long stem rose from one of my co-workers! He gave one to all of the ladies in the office. (hmmm, think he read my Plarnation blog post?!)  I got a yellow one which is my favorite color because they have a sweet smell and they are the symbol of friendship. They also remind me of my high school days at McKinley playing in the band. Yes, I was in band but I wasn't a geek! Anyway, we always got yellow roses after our concerts.

The second sweet thing that's happened today was Megan, our resident Baker Extraordinaire, baked us cookies and personalized them with our names! So cool and so yummy!

Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you get to enjoy a wonderfully sweet weekend!

14 Days of Valentines - Day 13

Well, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a sweet treat and chocolate, right?! So, here's something you can whip up in less than half an hour! Rice Krispie treats!

So, in case you've never made these, here's the recipe. I love the idea of saving time by microwaving the ingredients.

I decided that I just wanted to make a few, so I cut the recipe in half. I measured everything out before starting.

So, first you melt the butter. Then, you add the marshmallows and stir them in, coating them with the warm butter. Next,  you melt the marshmallows, too. I used the mini marshmallows because I thought they would melt faster.

After stirring up the melted goodness, quickly add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir. Make sure you get all of the cereal coated.

Instead of a regular pan, I decide to use my Wilton Heart Shape Whoopie Pie pan. I placed a scoop of the mixture into the heart and pressed them in to mold. They start to harden and shape very fast, so work quickly!

Because the pan is non-stick, the hearts pop out very easily. But wait! There's more!

I melted some Guittard Dark Chocolate Candy Melts.

I dipped and drizzled the chocolate over the hearts. For some of the hearts,  I did the whole top, others I just did a half.

Like I said, it took less than half an hour to do a dozen hearts. You still have time to make a homemade treat!

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back at Noon on Friday, Valentine's Day for our 14 Days of Valentines  contest!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 12

For the 12th project in the 14 Days of Valentines, I'm playing with another new toy! I loved the We R Memory keepers envelope Punch Board, well now, they have a couple of new punch boards that make all kinds of favors!
Today, I'm going to use the Pillow Box Punch Board!
Got some pretty cardstock and sheer ribbon.
You need to cut the paper 6" wide and you can make it anywhere from 4" to 12" long. I decided on 6" long. Take the cardstock and align the left side to the "Start line" printed on the board in green.

Punch and score the curve along the top. Score the vertical line on the right side edge.

Move the cardstock over to the left and align the top along the "Nook".

Punch and score again. Move the cardstock to the left again and punch and score the curve. Flip the cardstock around and punch and score the other side

Flip the punch board and insert the middle tab into the reverse punch to make the notch.

Trim off along the curve of the side tab.

Crease and put double stick tape along the tab section.

Assemble the box.
I tied a ribbon around the box and made a bow.

Here's a 4" size box. It's perfect for some fine jewelry, hint, hint!
These Punch Boards really make it easy to whip up some great gifts! There's also a bag and candy favor box punch boards.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the blog on Valentine's Day for our contest! You could win a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!


14 Days of Valentines - Day 11

For this 11th project I'm keeping it really simple but it's also very useful.

Start with some pretty paper and a blank RTD notebook.

I cut a piece of the cardstock 3 5/8" wide by 4 1/2" tall. I turn it over and put double stick all around the edges, getting as close to the edges as possible. This will prevent the paper from lifting later.
Adhere the paper to the front cover of the book, aligning the top edge.
I cut a strip of the same paper 1/2" x 3 5/8". This time I tape the other side so that the reverse print shows. I align this piece along the bottom edge of the cover.

Lastly, I use a White Galaxy marker to write "love notes" on the space in between the two printed papers. A simple project but one you can use for notes on moments you want to journal in your Project Life.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to come back on Friday to enter the contest!