Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Year of the Horse!

Today is Chinese New Year and it's the Year of the Horse! My brother, his wife, my other brother's wife and my nephew's wife are just a few of the Horsies that I know. We're also expecting another Horsie in a few weeks! So, exciting!

So, here's my Chinese New Year story:
Me: Bryan, do you celebrate Chinese New Year?
Bryan: No, do you?
Me: No, I'm not Chinese.
Bryan: Uh...Neither am I.
Me: What? ...Oh, you're Korean!?
Bryan: Yeah, my Dad is Korean (grinning at me)

So, my wonderful friend who does the camerawork and produces our show is Bryan Lee. We're a great team because we balance each other. He's more on the quiet side, always smiling. Me, well, let's just say Bryan's gotten used to my craziness! Wow, and all this time I thought he was at least part Chinese. So, funny! So, goes to show you, you may be good friends with someone but there's always something new to learn! Anyway, he's not a Horse.

But for all of you who are Horses, here's my dandelion design Horse to wish you a great and Happy Year of the Horse! I added it to a checkbook cover, hoping for a prosperous year! Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow is February and I'll be starting my 14 Days of Valentine's projects again! Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 6, 2014

First Joy of Crafting show for 2014!

We head right into 2014 with a new show and some new crafts!

I start the show off with some ideas for your extra Project Life cards. If you're like me, you have more than one core kit and since each core kit's cards usually has at least two of the same designs, you probably have some extras.

Next, we continue our Small Business series with one of the perfect places to start, the Small Business Administration! Jane Sawyer, director of Hawaii's SBA, shares what services they have to offer to small businesses. We craft together to create a custom planner to keep track of appointments, meetings and ideas for your business. Throughout the year, we'll continue to have different guests for this series as we try to help you turn your hobby into a business!

You'll recognize our last guest from Celebrations, Joel Kutaka. With a new year, it's a great time to learn some new wrapping techniques to step up your gift giving in 2014!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you get a chance to catch the show! Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!