Monday, October 3, 2011

Rockin' Craftober! So much to Celebrate!

October is one of my favorite months because it is the anniversary month for both the Joy of Crafting on OC16 (9 years! Whoo Hoo!) and the for the Joy of Crafting Blog (still baby yet @ 2 years!) Plus, this year we are celebrating our company's 60 Year anniversary! Wow!

On Saturday, we were at Lihue Ace Hardware for the island of Kauai's 60th celebration, 2nd stop on our island hopping tour.We were happy to have Miss Hawaii 2011 Lauren Cheape as our special guest emcee.

She did a great job with the 60-second Showdown challenges. The crowd were great contestants, too! See, them playing Bucket Head here.

I don't have too many photos because I was kept busy with my make 'n takes. Here's the first project I did, a Box Card in honor of World Cardmaking Day!

Box Card closed with Band

Box Card open with Band
One of my favorite parts of the day is when we start serving the cake. I ALWAYS need to have a slice so I can report back the flavor to the planning committee, LOL!So far, all the cakes have been yummy!

Our next 60th celebration is on the island of Maui on Saturday October 15 from 10am to 2 pm at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. We'll have activities going on in the Ben Franklin Crafts Store as well as the center court of the mall. Don't forget, we're also giving away an iPad2 at each of these events so that you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, plus our websites and blogs!

But Wait! There's more to my post today! Yes, I am celebrating all that is the Joy of Crafting! So, tomorrow, I'm starting Twitter Tuesday! Tomorrow at 10 am HST @joyofcrafting is going to tweet a question and will give you all a chance to tweet back the answer to me. Then, we'll pick a random winner from all the tweets! But Wait there's more! On Friday, join me for Facebook Friday for another challenge!

Happy Monday Everybody! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you check us out all month long for Craftober with the Joy of Crafting!


  1. Wow!!! i can't wait for ours here on the beautiful island MAUI!! looks like Kauai had tons of fun!! SO, i'm curious, what was the flavor of this cake and what do you rate it?!?! Chocolate is always a winner for me... hehe!

  2. Wow, it looks like it was a fun-time for everyone! Your card looks great. I enjoyed making that @ the Pearl City store w/your help, thank you very much.
    Have a great week---Wayna

  3. Woohoo! Congratulations Joy, what an exciting month this will be for you! Thanks for 9 years of wonderful inspiration. Hope to see you on OC16 for many more years to come!

  4. Wow! You've been busy. Thanks for working so hard. I just learned how to make the box card from a U-tube tutorial. I should have asked you to teach me. LOL!

  5. OMGoodness Joy - Will the Bisland be having a fun event like this too? I was contemplating on doing this box card, although I printed out the instructions from Split coast stampers, seeing yours got me inspired to give it a I think I will give this a try like everything else I want to do. (he,he).
    And that sheet of cake looks delish - looks like chocolate dobash.... yummo!

  6. OMGoodness, Kris & Shirl! Well, you two guessed it, it was chocolate cake...yes, it was dobash!
    Well, ladies, I promise we will all try our best to make both Maui and Hilo's events Fantabulous!Maui is on Oct. 15 and Hilo is on Nov. 5!Hope to see you there!

  7. Woo! Congratulations Joy, what a busy month for you. Thanks for 9 years of fun and inspirational shows. Love watching it!


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