Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish all of you in Blogland a Happy Thanksgiving!  I'll be working tomorrow because we have our Super Early Bird Sale and will be open from 9am - 2 pm. I guess you could say I'll also be working up an appetite for my Thanksgivng feast later that night!LOL!

I feel truly grateful for all of the crafters I have met through the years. Bless you all for sharing your creative ideas!

I don't make many turkey projects but I found this cute one on this blog and she shares the pattern, too! I just think it has the most adorable face, looking right into the camera!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Tag

I made another paper ornament, this time using the new Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die.

You can use it as an ornament or a large gift tag.

So, here's the die. I just used the three petal pieces and didn't use the tiny center piece.I cut the petals out of doodlebug sugarcoat paper in silver. Using my new Sizzix Vagabond machine made it so fast! I scrunched up the petals with my fingers to give it more texture and dimension.

I layered the petals and glued them together with glue dots. I used these crystal cabochons for the center and used liquid glue for these.

For the tag, I used this Sizzix Fancy Tag die. Using the largest die, I cut out two red pieces of cardstock, glued these together. Then, I used the second largest die with this white glitter swirl cardstock. Layered this piece onto the double layer of red cardstock.

Attached the poinsettia to the tag with more glue dots. Punched a hole on the top with an 1/8" hole punch and strung a piece of ribbon on for the hanger.

Here's a white poinsettia made the same way.Wouldn't it look pretty on top of a gift?

I think this is one of those classic got-to-have dies, I know I'll be using it for many years to come!

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

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November's Second Joy of Crafting Show

The Holidays are here and it's time for another Joy of Crafting Show with more Fun Crafts!
Our first guest is Shari Hanai from the Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts. She shares some super cute earrings with us.

Mini Spam Musubis!
Our next guest is Diane Morinaka, also from Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts. Diane shares with us a cheerful Holiday wreath.It's a bright and festive Fa La La Wreath!

And then I show you how to make a cute little penguin from punches. Perfect as a lollipop cover or you can use him on tags or cards!

Thanks for joining us today and I hope you had a fun weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paper Globe Ornament

Last June, I started making these paper ornaments with my scraps. June seemed a little too early to share, but I think now is the perfect time!

Today, I want to share my favorite one, the Globe ornament.
Use a 2" circle punch and punch out 20 circles from approximately 6 different printed cardstocks.

I drew a equilateral triangle on my computer to fit inside the 2" circle. I made a plastic template of the triangle and used it to trace onto all of the circles.

Next,  fold all of the side tabs of the circle up,leaving the triangle in the center.

It takes 5 pieces to make the top of the ornament. Start with two pieces and place them side by side. Join them by gluing the side tabs together.

Glue on another piece.
Before gluing the first and fifth piece together, You may want to add in a hanger now. Slip in a knotted ribbon for the hanger. Glue the tabs together, forming a bowl shape. This is the top of the ornament.
Take another 5 pieces and glue them together to make the bottom of the ornament.

The remaining 10 pieces will form the sides of the ornament. These are glued almost in a straight line. If you look at the pieces, the triangles alternate with a pointed top, then a straight top edge.

Glue the two ends together to form the sides.
Take the top piece and place on top,matching up the tabs. Glue the tabs together.
This is how the inside of the ornament with the top glued on looks like. Take the bottom piece and place on top, matching the tabs. Glue the tabs together.
Your ornament is done! You can also use photos instead of printed paper.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a festive week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mahalo to ALL for the Joy of Crafting's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you who have supported the Joy of Crafting Show these past 10 years! We couldn't have done it without YOU, the viewers, all of the Talented Crafters who willingly share their craft projects and also the manufacturers for sending their creative designers to Hawaii for the show. Thank You so very much!

We had fun with the Prize-Gift-aways and I wanted to share what they all received:

Thanks to our Talented One Stroke Certified Instructor, Frank Dumlao, four people get to admire his talent everyday!

Iris Vases:
Josie Lopez of Oahu
Donna Isara of Oahu
Classic Rose paintings:
Dawn Seto of Oahu
Gwen Henry of Maui

Sizzix gift packs courtesy of Sizzix and Cheryl Miyashiro:
Kathy Chun of Hawaii Island
Janet Matsumura of Oahu
JoAnn Orikasa of Maui

Dandelion Designs rubber stamp gift pack from Jean of Dandelion Designs:
Karen Lawrence of Oahu
Wendy Ginoza of Oahu

Vintaj Necklace created by Lynn Hashino and donated by Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts:
Rona Uyehara of Oahu

Bento Accessories Gift Basket courtesy of Celebrations:
Lori Nasu of Oahu

OC16 Gear Packs courtesy of Oceanic Time Warner Cable's OC16:
Melissa Haake of Maui
Jerrold Raymond of Oahu
Michelle Nishimura of Hawai Island
Tricia Soares of Oahu

I would also like to thank some very special people. Over the years, I've been very privileged to work with some super talented people who have helped in some way to produce the show. Special Mahalos to Jude Dade, Ron "Ronbo" Pohnel, Ikaika Kimura, Patty Low, Lincoln Jacobe, Brad Carlsen, Jeremy Poindexter, Bryan Lee and all of the great people at OC16 especially Mitzi Lehano, Lianne Killion, Penny Kobayashi and Jenn Bonenza.

It still amazes me that we have people from all over the world watching this little show from the Pacific. So, thank you to all of you and I hope you'll stay tuned for more crafting adventures in coming year!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November's First Joy of Crafting Show

The first November show brings back some familiar crafty friends!

First, we start with Diane Morinaka, our favorite Floral designer! In this segment, Diane shows us how to put together a fashionable wreath featuring Holiday Chic!

Then,  we have Dean back with another cute project!

Here is his version of a "handprint" turkey. He cleverly makes it into a treat pocket!

Lastly, we have Colleen from Mapunapuna sharing some wonderful treat ideas, perfect for the holidays!

She uses the mini cupcake maker and push up pops!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you're getting into the Holiday Spirit!

Friday, November 2, 2012

And the Winners are...

Happy, Happy Aloha Friday! Thank You to All who entered our Halloween Contest! No one had a perfectly correct answer but that's OK, because that's not what it was about! Just wanted to have some FUN!

I think it goes to show you that CREATIVE people see things differently at times and that's great because otherwise we wouldn't have all of the wonderful craft projects that everyone shares. We all had some laughs over some of the answers, you all have great imaginations! Since it probably was hard to tell from just the photos, here's what everyone was - Cat in the Hat, Panda, Phoenix Suns basketball player, Clown, Dorothy form Oz, Nerdy vampire, Clark Kent (we could see his Superman suit underneath) Ghoul, Ghostbuster, Captain Planet and an Anime character. And yes, the Grade A Eggs!

And, let me tell you what you all thought was  a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, actually, that was the HULK! LOL!

Well, I got some help from the HULK to pull the three names of the Lucky winners. And they are:

Gretel Among

Hawaiian Librarian

Jenny V.

Each of you will receive a $25 Ben Franklin Crafts Gift Card!

 Since it was the Joy of Crafting's Third Blogaversary in October, I want to send the other five contestants a $10 Ben Franklin Crafts Gift Card just for playing! 'Tis the season for crafting , so I know you all could put these to good use!
So, can everyone the 8 commentors e-mail me at and give me a mailing address?
Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you all have a Super Weekend!
P.S - Don't forget to enter the Joy of Crafting's 10th Anniversary giveaways at the stores, last day to enter is this Sunday, Nov. 4th!