Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sending Love Tote Bag and flower tutorial

Made this little tote for a gf's birthday in February (yes I know, another birthday!). Not going to say who it she will be somewhat surprised (she reads my blog). I added this flower embellishment that I cased from my gf Jacque. Below is the tutorial for the flower :0).

Flower Tutorial:

Here's what you need:

(2) 12"x1¼ piece of dsp, 1¾ circle punch, paper crimper, scallop edge punch, scissors, glue dots, snail, small piece of coordinating cs and button.

Using the scallop edge punch, punch both 12"x1¼" pieces of dsp.

Run both of those pieces through the paper crimper.

Both pieces should look like this:

Punch out a circle from the cs.

Apply snail or other adhesive over entire circle.

Starting from one edge of the crimped paper, start folding to make flower shape:

Attach to the cs circle like this:

Trim and fold over end to look like this:

Put snail or adhesive on center and inner edge of flower:

Start folding the second piece (I flipped my dsp to give it a contrasting look) and attaching it to first flower. You are now forming the second layer of the flower. Repeat the same technique as used for the lower flower.

Trim off edge and fold under using your snail (or adhesive).

Place a glue dot in the center and attach button and there you go:

Hope this tutorial was helpful. Have a great day and aloha!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birthday card for my friend Shannon

My college bff's birthday is coming up at the end of February. Like I said, February is my CRAZY month for birthdays. I go small kine' broke, lol. Anyways, here is the card that I made her. She loves her orange. This actually goes with a scrapbook that I made. Hope she likes it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Adorable rak from my gf Joni

Received this adorable rak from my gf, Joni! Look how adorable this little box is!

I opened it to find these goodies! Wohoo! Thanks Joni for thinking of me! Big hugs to you!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Jenny!

Happy Birthday to my blogging sister Jenny! Made her this set with her favorite color, purple. Hope she likes it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Joy of Tamiko's!

Yesterday was Claudette's birthday and today is Joy's birthday! Those two lucky gals are both at CHA today, boo! I am so jealous! Nah, hope you ladies are having a blast! Joy's favorite color is blue, so I made her this little box and card for her special day. See you two when you get back!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Claudette!

Sent this over to Claudette for her 21st birthday! Lucky girl is in California at CHA!!!! Hope you are having fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My OCS card from Shirley

I was so lucky to have the lovely and talented Shirley as my OCS partner this month. Look at this stunner! I was so amazed when I opened it! Isn't it beautiful! You have to check out her work, it is outstanding and very inspirational! Thank you Shirley, I love it so much!

Here is a close up. I love the colors and all the embellies!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fun get together!

My gf Linda was brave enough to open her house to a bunch of us crazy crafters over the weekend. Here is the rak that she gave to everyone. Love that image and the colors! Good food, fun make n takes and great people! Thanks Linda for opening your house to us! Ride em' cowboy ;0)!

Here is the make n take that Kyoko did. Love it!

Joy D. gave these awesome note books (hk my fav!), flowers and star dew drops! Thanks Joy!

My bff, Joy, made these super cute tin holders filled with goodies!

Claudette made these adorable PTI boxes. Super duper cute!

Janis made these cute boxes also filled with goodies!

Kyoko made these boxes filled with yummy chocolate!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral Calendar

Got this fabulous template for these mini-cd calendars on Craft Project Central. I tweaked the design a bit and stamped my Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set in Soft Suede, Orchid Opulence and Pale Plum. Used Dazzling diamonds all over and here is what I came up with.

Here is a pic of the outside with a little treat to go with it.

Enjoy and aloha!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

OCS card for Shirley

This month I was partnered up with the lovely and talented Shirley! The pressure was on, lol! She always makes these awesome creations. I wanted to make her a shaker/easel card. Here is what I came up with:

Stamped some little cupcakes on Shrink Paper and added them in to the box. Hope she liked it!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Craft Project Central Bonus Project Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak at the bonus project for this month on Craft Project Central! The CPC offers 10+ projects per month for $10. What a deal!

This lovely Sewing box was designed by my gf, Brenda Ballesteros (aka "the punch queen", lol). So the deal get this bonus project, all you have to do is refer a friend. That's it! So simple. I promise you will not be disappointed. I have gotten a peak at some of the fabulous projects, and they are awesome! Come check us out!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lovely Rak and some Hello Kitty Composition Books to share...

I was so excited to receive this rak from my friend over at Luvn the Journey. It is so freakin' cute! Look how wonderful she colored the hair. I so want to color like this when I grow up! Thanks Lori for this wonderful rak!

Ok, now February is my CRAZY month for birthdays. I can't even tell you how many peep's birthdays are in that month for me. Anyhoo...I always get started in January, or else I will never get them done. Here are two comp books that I made for two of the birthday girls. Super simple designs. Will be posting more cards and gifts as they get created in my sweat shop, lol.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gorjuss Girl Mini-Composition Book

My mil helped me download a copy of now I have a new toy to play with. Made this Gorjuss Girl Mini-Comp book for a friend and had fun inserting a watermark and blurring the background. Uh I will never be off the computer, lol!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sketch challenge and some raks to share

In Paper Crafts Magazine, they always have these awesome sketches that really speak to me. I saw this sketch and knew that I had to make something.

Here is my interpretation. I am soooooo in love with my new Shades of Spring DSP in the new SU mini-catalog! The colors are right up my alley! I also used my new SU Pinking Hearts Border punch. Love it! The new punches are the bomb! They fold flat, so you can stack them up. Got to love that!

I also wanted to share some lovely raks that I received. These goodies were from Liann. Thank you so much Liann, she knows what a Hello Kitty freak I am, lol!

The second group of goodies were from Colleen. Thank you Colleen for always thinking of me!

Oh yeah, don't forget to check out my new venture at Craft Project Central!
You get 10+ fabulous projects a month for $10. Less than a $1 a project, how can you beat that? I am on the dt with a bunch of very talented ladies! Come join us for some crafting!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Come join us over at Craft Project Central!

When I'm blog hopping, I'm always looking for fresh ideas to create and love it when there are directions to go with these fabulous projects. Well look no further! A handful of talented ladies in my SU group have started a new fabulous website where you get step-by-step easy to follow tutorials! This new website is called Craft Project Central . Each month there will be 10 different projects for you to enjoy! Check us out!

Here's a sneak peak of the project that I designed!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Two cards, one sketch

I had a sketch that I wanted to use and I wanted to share two different cards that I came up with. This first one is for my gf, Kyoko. Her birthday was on New Year's Eve. She is such a special person and is always so kind and giving! Happy Birthday Kyoko!

This second one is for my sister-in-law's birthday. Her favorite colors are blue and brown. Hope she likes it!