Monday, July 30, 2012

Aloha Everyone;
Hope you all had a great weekend, I know I did!  BenFranklin Crafts Mapunapuna had a crafting carnival.  There was free make and take stations and some for a small fee make and takes.  I did both.  Here are some of the projects that I did.

I had to make the Hello Kitty bag for my grand daughters.  It's made with an acetate sheet, HK duct tape and this new felt (new to me) called Felties.  It's a little stiffer than regular felt and it has some glitter throughout.
Here's a closeup of the other projects.
inside of pop-up card
Cheryl Miyashiro taught us how to make the above card.  She is always fun to learn from.

stand alone pop-up card
Joy from Joy of Crafting shared this card with us, taught us to make the flower.  It was good sticky fun; we usd a giant glue dot and ribbon.

Tin covered in pink
Well, that's what I did this weekend.
I understand that the Pearl City BFC will be having their Craft Carnival this coming weekend.  Hmmm...
Oh, I forgot to tell you that there were door prizes throughout the day; I won an embossing folder!
Until next time,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Have Returned

Aloha everyone,
I know I've been missing in action for at least 6 months and I'm truly sorry for that.  It seems I was obsessed with getting my body back to healthy, to the point of being OCD.  My eating habits are very different, I was checking my BP every day, sometimes twice a day.  I checked my blood sugar everyday to make sure I was below a hundred.  I even bought another meter to check my cholesterol!  Planning out my meals, making sure there were no starch, wheat gluten and sugar in my food.  It took most of my time, I didn't want to do anything else but that and play games on my computer.   Though I still watch what I eat and try to get in exercise, I don't obsess over the stats anymore.  Not that I don't check, I still check maybe twice a week.
Somewhere along the way of all this, I seemed to have lost my mojo for crafting and creating.
 But then I remembered that Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage always has a blog party called "Where Bloggers Create" about this time of year.  Sure enough, Karen is hosting her 4th annual blog party.  Though I'm not participating this year, I'm still checking out everyone that is participating.  Visiting fellow bloggers always help to get me in the mood of creating something.  I do have Karen's button for the 2012 party on the side, so check it out, you'll have fun and maybe find some great ideas to organize your work space.  You can either click on the blog party button on the side or click here.
In the meantime, here's a  recycled and reused container.  My daughter wanted to make use of all the formula containers that she's collected; her kids like to put little toys in them, but she wanted to decorate them so that each child (she has 5) could easily identify their own container. I used decorative scrapbook paper and the Xyron sticker machine.  Very quick, very easy.  She'll use her Cricut to cut out the letters for each child's name, then she'll let them glue it on.  They too love to craft.

Easy peasy

Aloha for now,