Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spreading my Wings!

So, I decided to take the plunge and really challenge myself. I signed up for TGF's He-Art Journaling class.Here's my first project, a two page layout with the theme of "Spread Your Wings".

I kept it simple by just using some acrylic paints for the background, leftover from my Hello Kitty Canvas. Tore up some white cardstock for the clouds.

Added my Stamping Bella Ketto fairy and topped it all off with some Sparkle Glaze and more glitter.

My words...well, I am Dreaming Big because I  hope to complete this 23 week journey! I'm happy there are some other Hawaii Sistahs in this class, too, like Kris1LuvnMama and JennyV.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and visit! Really appreciate it and hope you all are having a Super Great Week!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just one more Saturday for Cards of Aloha!

Last Saturday, I had a great time making some Cards of Aloha with some cool crafters at Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts.

Here is Kingsley and his wife Joyce, their card was super cool!

Did you see Shirley's card that she made? She's going to drop it off at a store since she can't make our card making session. You can do the same until July 30.

Hope you can join me at Market City this Saturday, July 30. I'll be upstairs with a card make and take plus we'll have a table for Cards of Aloha.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July's Second Joy of Crafting Show

We have more fun crafts to share on this second Joy of Crafting show for July. We start the show with the Sizzix Girls!

Cheryl and Cheri are back with another jewelry making project featuring those great new dies.

This time, they show us how to quickly make a ring from felt! The flower designs are die cut from the felt and sewn together, almost like sewing on buttons, it's a really cool project!

Next, we have Gloria from our Pearl City BFC with a great cardmaking project.

Gloria shows us how to do thread art to make a beautiful focal point for your cards. This is also a sneak peek as this will be one of the projects they will be doing at Pearl City's Paper Party on Saturday, August 27th, so mark your calendars to save the date!

Lastly, I help you get ready for back to school. It's not only about the pencils and paper...what about the treats!Candy Stick bags are a fun treat to make that you can tuck into a home lunch or impress a new teacher with!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to catch this episode! Wishing you a Fun  and Crafty Summer!

Friday, July 22, 2011

How many points for KAWAII?

I'm talking Scrabble points! Well, I may not spell too well, but I can rhyme just fine. What I really want to say, is to our Bead Shoppes make your way! So, you can see, the really cute Hello Kitty!
On Scrabble tiles, made into cute little charms. There's also some other designs as well. So, check out the Bead Shoppes at Mapunapuna, Hilo and Kahului Ben Franklin Crafts!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you tomorrow at our Cards of Aloha from 10 am - 1 pm! Have a great weekend!
(P.S. - if Kawaii was allowed it would be 13 points!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Project Sheet now on website!

Hi everybody! Just wanted to let you know that the Candy Holder/shaker Box projects sheet from Monday's post is now on our website. Here's the project sheet!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Project Sheet now available!

Last December, Cheryl did a project on the Joy of Crafting show. She adapted a tea bag holder for Ghiradelli chocolate squares.

I finally re-watched the show (several times) to figure out the directions. So now, we have an updated version for a project sheet.

The project sheet is available at the stores and also on our website as well. Thanks for being so patient!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sending ALOHA with a Make and GIVE

Happy Aloha Friday Everybody! I have some exciting news to share with you...

In April, you all made generous donations to help the people of Japan who had suffered through devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Your donations have helped to buy much needed food and supplies for the survivors who are still trying to get through day to day.

In August, our company VP/Owner Paul Mizoguchi and our CFO Milton Fujii will be part of a goodwill mission  that will be in and around Sendai passing out these much needed supplies and helping with cleanups and rebuilding.

Along with the supplies, we want to send some encouraging words and basically, let the people of Japan know they are still in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Ben Franklin Crafts stores will be holding Make and Give sessions so that you all can send Cards of Aloha to the people of Sendai, Japan. Join us on Saturdays, July 23 and 30 from 10 am - 1pm. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the creative inspiration! Help us make some cards that Paul and Milton will take to Japan to share Hawaii's Aloha.

If you can't make it to these sessions, but would still like to participate, please feel free to drop off cards at the stores by July 30th. We'll be happy to include them in the Special Delivery to Japan.

Thanks for stopping by today and Have A GREAT WEEKEND!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lots of Mahalos!

I've been very fortunate to get some very cool Thank Yous from some of my blogger friends. I wanted to share some today that should've probably been done much earlier (sorry!)

This is part of a sweet RAK I got from Kris! I, uhhh, ate the really sweet part, very yummy cookies from Maui! Kris gave this to me when I saw her at the Kahului Craft Fair in May. This is her really cute checkbook covers and card cases, you should check out her Krisp Krafts site!

And here's a really cute notepaper holder she made. Isn't it adorable?!Love all the stuff Kris makes!

I also got a cute Thank You card from Cheryl! Really love the colors she used!Thanks a bunch!

And then there's 1LuvnMama!! Look at this awesome holder she made!

And then look what she filled it with!OH MY!She snuck in and left it with my co-workers, so I didn't get to see her , but Big HUGS to you, Mama!

I also got a really pretty card from Karen. It's so pretty that I was showing it to someone and I think I didn't get it back?! I'll post it soon.

My last show and tell is from Enjoli! She's so amazing, I told her that I liked her recipe book and that I thought it would be good for blog addresses, so she made a special one for me!Look, isn't it a cute cover?!

And then she made a special template for the inside pages. Going to start filling in those websites and blog addresses. You know after my two computer crashes, I need a hard copy back-up and this is perfect! Thanks so much, Enjoli!

It's really fun getting to know all of you even if it's just through the blogs. Crafters make really Good Friends!

Tomorrow, I'll be helping with our Ace Hardware's Annual Golf Tournament. The proceeds are donated to the Children's Miracle Network, which Kapiolani Women's and Childrens's center is a part of. I have the fun hole to watch over, we grill the hot dogs and serve up the drinks and snacks. I also have a special job,  I'm in charge of a raffle with a fun game for the golfers.Well, hope I don't get hit by any wayward golf balls!Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're all enjoying your week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kawaii Kiyomi!

YES! We got our Sister Stamps in today! When I peeked in the warehouse and saw the mail that had just arrived, I literally screamed "They're Here! OPEN IT! OPEN IT!" Yeah, kinda freaked out our receiver but she understood once we busted the package open!

See, I've been a very patient crafter waiting for them to arrive in our stores.Very patient in terms of my craft "need it now" thinking. So, as soon as I got them, I just had to ink some up,especially since I had my copics with me. Only to realize I had to go to my car for my ink pad! OK, yes, patience...patience is a virtue!LOL!

Basically, I didn't know what to make so I just grabbed this cake slice box and now I have something with a Sister Stamp on!Hope you do, too!

Just gotta Congratulate Jenny and her sister again for creating such cute images and making them available to the world! Can't wait to see what they do next!

Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share my excitement!Have a great week!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July's First Joy of Crafting Show

Summer is a great time to learn about new craft products and projects. So, we start off our first July show with Cheryl and Cheri from Sizzix!

The Sizzix Girls introduce us to a new line of steel rule dies from Sizzix that were designed for jewelry making! They show us how simple it is to make a beautiful necklace made from chipboard, can you believe it?!

I'm loving these dies because the designs are small but they can be used with all sorts of media like the chipboard, felt and other fun stuff. Just imagine, now, you can make the jewelry and also use the same designs to decorate the gift box that you make to give it in!

Our next guest, Gloria from our Pearl City BFC, teaches us a different braid using the Kumihimo disk.

Earlier, Gloria introduced us to kumihimo and showed us the traditional round braid. This time, we'll learn how to make a flat braid. The flat braid is great to use for lanyards, belts and other fun projects.

Lastly, we recognize the summer obon season with a favorite project from this blog, the Kokeshi Doll Favor Box.We do have a project sheet for her, but on the show I'll show you some of my tips and shortcuts when I put her together.

Hope you can find time to join us for this show! Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all enjoy a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tomorrow we got Early Birds

Not Angry Birds...but Early Bird Savings tomorrow morning starting from 8am to 12 noon at all 6 of our Ben Franklin Crafts stores. Sizzix dies and EK Success punches plus lots of mini treat makers like the mini donut maker and circus waffle makers, kid's storage organizers and specialty yarns,  all at a great price during those 4 hours! Come early for the best selection! It's also the start of our July ad which has even more great items on sale!

Have a great night and I'll see you at 8 am tomorrow!Happy Crafting!