Friday, April 24, 2015

Mixed Media Weekend is here!

Mixed Media weekend started early for our employees. We had a product training session yesterday and there was so much creativeness flowing!

 We had some great project using Bella Boulevard's Star Student Collection. A really fun piece using a great wood surface.

We got to play with the Big Shot Plus and the new Ink Sheets, So, many things you can do with these!

Bo Bunny showed us their new sticky stencils and glitter paste! Love that bling!

We got to play with the amazing Minc foiling machine. It's so cool, the possibilities are endless!

We also got to make some jewelry with Wyatt from Beadalon. He is so fun and a really great teacher.

We even got to craft with a celebrity, the super cool Kelly Purkey!
So, don't forget, you can have fun like us by joining us for the free make and takes and signing up for one of the available classes. Check out the schedule here

Have an awesome weekend at Ben Franklin Crafts!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

If You're a Crafter, Clear Your Weekend Calendar!

I hope you saved Friday and Saturday for crafting! Just in case you didn't see today's Star Advertiser, here's the schedule for our Free* Make it and Love It craft projects on Oahu (* Free while supplies last) Plus, Beadalon will have the same Make It & Love Its in Hilo on Monday, April 27 and in Kahului on Tuesday, April 28, both days from 9:30 - 11:30 am!

Don't forget we also have some awesome classes that you can sign up for with some really cool projects!
Friday night is Kelly Purkey's Good Stuff Mini Book from 6 - 7:30 pm or

Beadalon's Glamour Bracelet, also from 6 - 7:30pm

from 5 - 7 pm
And on Sunday we have Bo Bunny's Garden Journal Card Box and cards class from 9 - 11am or your last chance at Beadalon's Glamour Bracelet from 12 - 1:30 pm

All of the classes will be held at Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts.

Thanks for stopping buy today and hope you can make it to our exciting Mixed Media craft weekend!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don't Miss Out!

There's still time to sign up for our classes during the Mixed Media 2015 event this weekend! Here's the line up:

Friday night,  4/24 Beadalon's Glamour Bracelet with Wyatt White from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Mapunapuna Bead Shoppe. The class is just $25 and you are going to leave with a beautiful bracelet and tools worth over $60! (Wyatt's Sunday class is sold out, waiting list only.)

Also, on Friday night is Kelly Purkey's Good Stuff Mini Book! Kelly will be using good stuff from her new Clearly Kelly line for this awesome project. Class is from 6 - 7:30 pm inside the Joy of Crafting Studio next to Mapunapuna BFC, class is $40.

Sign up for Saturday night's the Cutting Edge with Deena Ziegler! For $25, you'll make some awesome projects and learn all about the new great stuff Sizzix has come out with. The class is from 5 -7 pm at the JOC studio next to Mapunapuna BFC.

Then, wrap up the weekend with  Bo Bunny's beautiful Garden Journal collection project. For $25, you'll make four gorgeous cards and a beautifully decorated box to put them in. This class is from 9 - 11 am at the JOC studio next to Mapunapuna BFC.

All class sign ups are at Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts. I'm taking some, hope to see you  in class!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time for our Second April show!

We have some fun projects for you on the second April Joy of Crafting show!

Julie from Enchanted Lake BFC is back with a great idea for Mother's Day. An easy beaded bracelet.

Next , we have a new face to the show with Amber Harrison from Market City BFC.

Amber shows two different techniques that she uses on a glass Ivy Bowl centerpiece. We'll learn about glass etching and also using stencils with Alcohol Inks!

Then, Colleen is back with an easy crochet lei. It looks really great when you use the ombre yarns like Colleen did!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you'll have a great week!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oh, my Gee! Time to SHINE!

So excited that the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter kits have finally arrived at our stores! I know we're going to have a lot of FUN with these!
What's great is that each kit comes with a template for cutting out background paper for the inside of the letter/symbol. I really loved using the adhesive backed glitter paper to decorate the inside of my letter. Plus, the glitter sheet is such a good deal because it's huge, I think it's 12" x 24"! Or, you can just paint it, glitter it, whatever your heart desires!

And, each letter/symbol has it's own instruction sheet for adding the lights! It's really easy to put it all together, Keep Calm and Shine on!

Geee, what will I spell out?

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you share what you make with these awesome letters, too!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

HM High, We Love it, too!

It was really great to see HM High Stickers chosen as one of the 5 things the Star Advertiser Loves about Graduation.

Since their debut last year, HM High stickers have been a hit!

 Hawaii peeps have been using them for so many different projects, like graduation, of course. It's so easy to make a lei by attaching a pack of HM High stickers to a lanyard. Alumni like them for their class reunions, too. Hawaii people always love a good party and we have lots of school pride.

photo courtesy of Osaki Creative
Hilo High really loved their logo design. So much, that they used it for the school's new gym floor!

So, when you're thinking of what to do this graduation, stop by and check these stickers out!

Thanks, for stopping by today and hope your week is going great!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Seahorsies and starfishies..

She's stamping seahorsies and starfishies by the seaside, try and say that five times really fast! Okay, maybe you should just come and make one of the necklaces!

This is my Make and Love project for Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin's Selfies by the Seaside craft event, this Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 2pm. Actually, it's not, it'll have a bead dangle added on, too.

Lots of seaside theme crafts to do, so come and join the fun! Hope to see you there!