Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!!!

 Thanks for checking back for our Fun in the Sun giveaway!!!  For those of you here in's a list of participating stores:

Ben Franklin (Enchanted Lake, Market City, Pearl City, Mapunapuna, Maui, Hilo, Kauai, Kona, Kamuela)

Cute Stuff

Island Scrapbooking 

J's Knicknacks

Photo Craft

Stamps & Memories

 You have from now until next Saturday (May 5) to enter the drawing...each store will be conducting their own drawing, so please check with them for rules and winners.

Also enter on-line at Little Craft House

For those of you who don't live in's your chance to win these fun summertime stamps.  Simply leave me a comment and give a shout out to your hometown.  You have until Saturday, May 5 to enter...I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Sunday, May 6.  You will need to contact me to claim your prize, so please make sure you check back!!!  

Good luck everyone!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fun in the Sun Summertime Giveaway

 Hi!!! Summertime is quickly approaching...what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!!!  In conjunction with our local craft stores (plus, one online store)...we're giving away the following:


Here is the list of participating stores:

Ben Franklin (Enchanted Lake, Market City, Pearl City, Mapunapuna, Maui, Hilo, Kauai, Kona,Kamuela)

Cute Stuff

Island Scrapbooking

J's Knicknacks

Photo Craft

Stamps and Memories

and online:

Little Craft House

Entries will be taken from Saturday, April 28 through Saturday, May 5...Each store will be conducting their own, please check with them for rules and winners.  

If you're not from Hawaii...don't worry, I won't forget about you...check back on Saturday, April 28 for your chance to enter!!!  Good luck everyone!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sakura Alphabet

 Here's our new cling stamp set!!!  It's our first time trying an alphabet set...thought it would be a fun way to personalize your cards, gifts...anything really!!!  Each girl is 1" tall and each set comes with 26 letters and 2 blanks (for numbers, punctuation, etc.)

I'll be working on some projects later...but here's a simple box topper for right now.  Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I labeled it for good ol' Mom:

Notice how each "M" has a different girl?  In words or names that have the same letter more than once, you might not want to have the same girl, just cut out the letter you want and paste it onto a different girl!!  Thanks for stopping by...have a fun stamping weekend!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vellum Bags

I've been so focused on graduation recently that it just dawned on me that Mother's Day is also quickly approaching. Here are a few favor bags I made using some pink vellum I had in my stash of papers. All stamps are from CL-10 (Flowers Cling Set):

I stamped the flowers on printed papers, then cut out a few layers and mounted each layer with the smallest foam dot I had. I punched a 1/8" hole on each side and tied a ribbon for a handle.

The pattern was a bit too large to fit in my, here are a few simple instructions:

Start with an 8" x 9-3/8" piece of vellum/paper...score at 3-1/2" from each side (see photo, above). Cut along the 4 solid lines as shown below:

Next cut 1/4" away from the vertical dotted lines (as indicated by the solid vertical lines, below):

This is how your finished pattern should look:

Fold along the dotted lines and apply double stick tape to the 4 tabs to complete your favor. Now all you have to do is figure out what to put on the inside!!!

Graduation - Hawaiian Style

Graduation in Hawaii ALWAYS involves giving and receiving many leis that the recipient has a hard time seeing over all of them!! That was the idea behind the stamps in MC-21 (Celebration). I made a really quick and simple money card using Ping (MC-1 Friend to Friend) along with stamps from MC-20 (Graduation) and MC-21 (Celebration):

I used the lei stamp 2 times to create a more layered look. Here's what the inside looks like:

I rounded my corners and then realized that a small piece of the money shows through at the bottom...oh well...I still like the look of the rounded corners!! :) Click here to get a simple pattern. Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines...apply double stick tape to 2 tabs. Also, cut 2 pieces of card stock ( 3-1/4" x 4" each) for the card front (left, below) and one for the card back (right, below):

Flip the pocket piece over and tape two 6" pieces of ribbon, as shown below:

Then simply glue the front and back pieces in place. Once you get going, you can whip out a whole batch of these in no time!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Graduation Gift

There's still about 6-7 weeks before graduation season starts...but if this year is any indication, those weeks will fly by in no time!!! I guess the gift of money never goes out of style, so I decided to make a money box (pattern and instructions included in CL-9 Hello Cling Set) along with some of our new graduation stamps from MC-20 (Graduation):

Flip the cover down to reveal Henry, the graduate and your gift of money!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!!!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!!!

Before I go I have a few things for you to feast your eyes on. These were created by 2 super creative and talented ladies...the first is Patti from Creations by Patti:

Surprise!!! Sooo cute!!! Patti used an assortment of stamps from MC-1 (Friend to Friend), MC-15 (Fuzzy Bear 1), MC-18 (Happy Easter) and MC-19 (Happy Spring)...she makes it look sooo fun to mix and match!!!

The next 2 are by Adele. Hmmm...I don't think Adele has a blog but I think she needs one, don't you?

The stamps are too numerous to list...but, yes, they are all Dandelion stamps!! Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your holiday weekend!!!