Monday, February 17, 2014

I Love You! Contest Winners

I just wanted to say that I LOVE ALL of You for participating in my 14 Days of Valentines! Your comments made me smile a lot. I Love You!, three words that can make anything better. Three words, Three projects, Three comments.

Thank you all for sharing your favorite three projects. Here are the three randomly picked commentors that will get a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card:

So, can Eva, Niki G and Kym please email me their mailing address to Congratulations Ladies!

Again, Thank You all for spending some time with me and joining in on the contest. Have a great week!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February's Second Joy of Crafting Show

We have more Fun crafts on our second February Joy of Crafting Show! We start the show with our Big Island friend, Derek Kurisu!

This time around, Derek makes us some ono-licious poke!
Then, he shows us how to fill the Heart-shape Push Up Pop with poke. Another way to serve poke is to use our plastic wine glasses!

Beth from Mapunapuna BFC shares another great project. This time, she does some scrapbooking.

Beth shows us how to use the Amy Tangerine embroidery kits to embellish your pages.

Lastly, I'll show you how to use the Crafter's Workshop stencil to create some eye-catching canvas art!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're able to catch this episode!

Friday, February 14, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 14

So, on the 14th Day of the 14 Days of Valentines, we celebrate with a contest! Just like last year, please leave a comment telling me which were your favorite three projects. You'll have until Monday 8am. HST to leave your comment. On Monday at Noon, I'll randomly pick three comments and those people will win a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!

So far, this Valentine's Day is turning out pretty nice! I got to work and first thing, I received a long stem rose from one of my co-workers! He gave one to all of the ladies in the office. (hmmm, think he read my Plarnation blog post?!)  I got a yellow one which is my favorite color because they have a sweet smell and they are the symbol of friendship. They also remind me of my high school days at McKinley playing in the band. Yes, I was in band but I wasn't a geek! Anyway, we always got yellow roses after our concerts.

The second sweet thing that's happened today was Megan, our resident Baker Extraordinaire, baked us cookies and personalized them with our names! So cool and so yummy!

Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you get to enjoy a wonderfully sweet weekend!

14 Days of Valentines - Day 13

Well, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a sweet treat and chocolate, right?! So, here's something you can whip up in less than half an hour! Rice Krispie treats!

So, in case you've never made these, here's the recipe. I love the idea of saving time by microwaving the ingredients.

I decided that I just wanted to make a few, so I cut the recipe in half. I measured everything out before starting.

So, first you melt the butter. Then, you add the marshmallows and stir them in, coating them with the warm butter. Next,  you melt the marshmallows, too. I used the mini marshmallows because I thought they would melt faster.

After stirring up the melted goodness, quickly add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir. Make sure you get all of the cereal coated.

Instead of a regular pan, I decide to use my Wilton Heart Shape Whoopie Pie pan. I placed a scoop of the mixture into the heart and pressed them in to mold. They start to harden and shape very fast, so work quickly!

Because the pan is non-stick, the hearts pop out very easily. But wait! There's more!

I melted some Guittard Dark Chocolate Candy Melts.

I dipped and drizzled the chocolate over the hearts. For some of the hearts,  I did the whole top, others I just did a half.

Like I said, it took less than half an hour to do a dozen hearts. You still have time to make a homemade treat!

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back at Noon on Friday, Valentine's Day for our 14 Days of Valentines  contest!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 12

For the 12th project in the 14 Days of Valentines, I'm playing with another new toy! I loved the We R Memory keepers envelope Punch Board, well now, they have a couple of new punch boards that make all kinds of favors!
Today, I'm going to use the Pillow Box Punch Board!
Got some pretty cardstock and sheer ribbon.
You need to cut the paper 6" wide and you can make it anywhere from 4" to 12" long. I decided on 6" long. Take the cardstock and align the left side to the "Start line" printed on the board in green.

Punch and score the curve along the top. Score the vertical line on the right side edge.

Move the cardstock over to the left and align the top along the "Nook".

Punch and score again. Move the cardstock to the left again and punch and score the curve. Flip the cardstock around and punch and score the other side

Flip the punch board and insert the middle tab into the reverse punch to make the notch.

Trim off along the curve of the side tab.

Crease and put double stick tape along the tab section.

Assemble the box.
I tied a ribbon around the box and made a bow.

Here's a 4" size box. It's perfect for some fine jewelry, hint, hint!
These Punch Boards really make it easy to whip up some great gifts! There's also a bag and candy favor box punch boards.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the blog on Valentine's Day for our contest! You could win a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!


14 Days of Valentines - Day 11

For this 11th project I'm keeping it really simple but it's also very useful.

Start with some pretty paper and a blank RTD notebook.

I cut a piece of the cardstock 3 5/8" wide by 4 1/2" tall. I turn it over and put double stick all around the edges, getting as close to the edges as possible. This will prevent the paper from lifting later.
Adhere the paper to the front cover of the book, aligning the top edge.
I cut a strip of the same paper 1/2" x 3 5/8". This time I tape the other side so that the reverse print shows. I align this piece along the bottom edge of the cover.

Lastly, I use a White Galaxy marker to write "love notes" on the space in between the two printed papers. A simple project but one you can use for notes on moments you want to journal in your Project Life.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to come back on Friday to enter the contest!

Monday, February 10, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 10

As I mentioned before, I'm getting ready for Easter, so I have a bunch of bunnies lying around. I like simple so here's today's project...

Color up some bunnies and paws. I used the Happy Easter set from dandelion designs. Cut out a bunny and a paw.

Take a piece of cardstock 3.5" x 7.25" and lay it lengthwise across the top of a Martha Stewart Scored Board. Score at the 3" , 3.5" and 6.5" points. Fold at the creases to form a matchbook.

Fill a small treat bag with some candy. Fold the bag up to close. Tuck under the .75" flap and staple as shown. You can staple as shown or staple with the ends on the back.

Whichever way you stapled, use a strip .75" x 3.5" and tape over the ends of the staples to prevent snags, especially if you are planning to give this to children.

Take some pink or red cardstock and punch out three 1.5" hearts using the Marvy Uchida heart punch - yellow.

On the hearts, write "Some" Bunny" "Loves U".

Putting it all together - Place the "Some" and "Bunny" hearts along the side and tape to the cover. Use foam pop dots to adhere the bunny. Place the "Loves U" heart on the bunny and add the paw on top so it looks like the bunny is holding the heart.

This is a fast an easy project that you can use your scraps for. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

14 Days of Valentines - Day 9

****OOOPS, Sorry, forgot to hit publish so this is yesterday's project!

For Day 9 of the 14 Days of Valentines, we have some thing that's the same but different!

I love origami that's easy, so here goes! Start with a paper 4.25" x 8.5"

Fold in both sides to the center. Crease well.

From the top, fold down 2". Crease well.

Flip the paper over to the other side. Fold the top corners down to the center. Crease well.

Flip the paper back to the other side. It should look like this.

Fold the top point down to the back. It should create a small pocket.

Here's a side view with the point on the other side and the pocket formed.

At the top, snip at the center point about one third down.

At the top, fold the corners in on each side. Crease well.

At the bottom, fold in each corner to the center. Crease well.

Roll the paper and tuck the bottom point into the pocket.

Slip in a napkin. This is the matching napkin ring for your chopstick holder. See, same but different!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you had a wonderful weekend!