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Monday, April 30, 2012

Winners of the Glitter Queen Blog Hop and my 1st Blogaversary Hop!

First of all, I want to say thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has participated in both hops last week, to those of you who came and visited me and my friends during the hops, to those of you who followed and who left comments.  I appreciate every single one of you and it amazes me how much support we have in this community.  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Now here are the winners!!!

For the Stampin Up Glitter Queen 3 day hop, who won all the pieces to make all three Stampin Up projects is:
BEEBEEBABS!!!

Congrats girlie! I've sent you a message!



And the winner of my 1st Blogaversary Hop who won all the PINK goodies, the stamp set, and the Simply Sent card kit is:

MARG0006!!!!

Congrats Marge, I've sent you a message!

Thanks again to old and new friends! 'Till next time!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My 1st Blogaversary Hop!

Can you believe it?  My blog turned ONE! :)


I remember when I first started this blog... my husband pushed me to do it so I had a creative outlet.  I could share ideas and I could get ideas for anything and everything creative.  I met a lot of people a long the way.  Many supporters of what I (we!) do.  I cannot thank you enough for supporting and being so encouraging.  The blog world is a very interesting community, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are all a great group of people who look out for each other.


I asked a few of my gal pals (who have inspired me along the way!), old and new friends, to be apart of this.  I hope that when you hop through today that they will inspire you as well!

The theme of this hop is PINK!!!  Here's my project:

A berry sweet 3x3 card!  Cardstocks, paper, ribbon, and ink are all SU.  The stamp set is by Fiskars.

An army of 3x3's.  

How about some BLOG CANDY?

A pack of pink designer paper (same ones I used on the 3x3 cards), pink card stock (hopefully I can find a box/bag big enough to hold the paper/cardstock... if not, then I'm going to have to cut it up), a pack of Simply Sent cards with pink ribbon rosettes (makes 8 cards), Up In The Air stamp set, Stampin Up dimensionals (of course I HAD to include my favorite thing in the whole world!), and a baggie of pink dew drops from The Robin's Nest.  

How to win:
-Be or become a follower of my blog (I want to thank my supporters!)
-Be or become a follower of all the blogs that are in the hop (show them some love too!)
-Leave a comment on this post saying that you've done so
-Leave a way for me to contact you (very important if you do not own a blog!)

Hope you enjoyed my project!  Thank you so much for celebrating with me!

Keep hoppin and head on over to Lori's blog next!

Here is a list of all the stops, just in case you lose your way:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Glitter Queen hop Day 3!

Hey guys!  I'm proud to be one of Dawn's GLITTER QUEENS!  This month a few of us are getting together and putting on a three day hop.  Hopefully this hop will inspire you to get crafty!  There are many talented ladies in this hop!  Hopefully you came on over via Anji's blog.  If you are here just to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!) you can start off at our head Queen's page (That's DAWN!)  Today kicks off our final day!



I will be using some paper that was in the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  A lot of people have gotten this as a free reward so I'm going to show you how to use it!  If you didn't make a Stampin Up purchase during SAB, no worries, I will be giving away some paper during this hop!  Read on for more!

Here's my final project:

I layered Crumb Cake cardstock on Very vanilla and used our new doily sizzlit to cut out the orange piece.  I love that I can make doilies in whatever color I want!!!  Some striped grosgrain ribbon, layered punch pieces, and a Congrats stamp from Tagtastic complete the card.


How about some BLOG CANDY?!

I will be giving away everything needed to make this project!  Paper, card stock, ribbon, stamped and cutout image, and cut out doily! Not only that, I'm giving away everything needed to make all the projects I'm showcasing for this entire 3 day hop!  Check out the other two projects!

To enter:
You need to be a follower of my blog.
You need to comment on this post.
You MUST leave an email address if you do not own a blog.  I've had winners in the past but had no way of contacting them. :(
You can enter once on each post.  Up to three chances!
That's it!

Hope you enjoyed my project and have fun hopping along!  Head on over to Candice's place next!


1.      Jennifer Kay     http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
2.        Jan Mougel        http://www.bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com      
3.      Tamara Gadberry      http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com/
4.       Anji Clements       http://alteredscraps.com/
5.       Cely Havens     http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/   <YOU ARE HERE>
6.       Candice Crawford          http://craftingelegance.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Glitter Queen Blog Hop Day 2!

Hey guys!  I'm proud to be one of Dawn's GLITTER QUEENS!  This month a few of us are getting together and putting on a three day hop.  Hopefully this hop will inspire you to get crafty!  There are many talented ladies in this hop!  Hopefully you came on over via Anji's blog.  If you are here just to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!) you can start off at our head Queen's page (That's DAWN!)  Today kicks off DAY 2!



I will be using some paper that was in the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  A lot of people have gotten this as a free reward so I'm going to show you how to use it!  If you didn't make a Stampin Up purchase during SAB, no worries, I will be giving away some paper during this hop!  Read on for more!

Here's my project for Day 2.  I used the new labels framelits dies with the Apothecary Art stamp set.  I colored the roses using ink and a blender pen.  

Taffeta ribbon, pearls, and a quick spritz with my spritzer tool finished it off!

How about some BLOG CANDY?!

I will be giving away everything needed to make this project!  Paper, card stock, ribbon, stamped and cutout image, button, and pearls!  Not only that, I'm giving away everything needed to make all the projects I'm showcasing for this entire 3 day hop!  You need to come back tomorrow and the next to see what else you'll be winning. :)

To enter:
You need to be a follower of my blog.
You need to comment on this post.
You MUST leave an email address if you do not own a blog.  I've had winners in the past but had no way of contacting them. :(
You can enter once on each post.  Up to three chances!
That's it!

Hope you enjoyed my project and have fun hopping along!  Head on over to Candice's place next!



1.      Jennifer Kay     http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
2.        Jan Mougel        http://www.bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com      
3.      Tamara Gadberry      http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com/
4.       Anji Clements       http://alteredscraps.com/
5.       Cely Havens     http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/   <YOU ARE HERE>
6.       Candice Crawford          http://craftingelegance.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Glitter Queen 3 day hop - Day 1

Hey guys!  I'm proud to be one of Dawn's GLITTER QUEENS!  This month a few of us are getting together and putting on a three day hop.  Hopefully this hop will inspire you to get crafty!  There are many talented ladies in this hop!  Hopefully you came on over via Anji's blog.  If you are here just to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!) you can start off at our head Queen's page (That's DAWN!)


I will be using some paper that was in the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  A lot of people have gotten this as a free reward so I'm going to show you how to use it!  If you didn't make a Stampin Up purchase during SAB, no worries, I will be giving away some paper during this hop!  Read on for more!

Here is my 1st project, perfect for today... ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY!!!

Here are two post-it note holders.  I got the idea from Anji Juda's blog.  

Simply decorated them with the dsp, Tagtastic stamp set, Crumb Cake ink,  a few punches, and rhinestones.

Packaged them up with SU cello bags and a mini gel pen from the dollar store.  These are going to go to the gals that work in the office at my school. :)

How about some BLOG CANDY?!

I will be giving away everything needed to make this project!  Post it pad, pen, punched die cuts, rhinestones, and of course the paper!!!  Not only that, I'm giving away everything needed to make all the projects I'm showcasing for this entire 3 day hop!  You need to come back tomorrow and the next to see what else you'll be winning. :)

To enter:
You need to be a follower of my blog.
You need to comment on this post.
You MUST leave an email address if you do not own a blog.  I've had winners in the past but had no way of contacting them. :(
You can enter once on each post.  Up to three chances!
That's it!

Hope you enjoyed my project and have fun hopping along!  Head on over to Candice's place next!


1.      Jennifer Kay     http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
2.        Jan Mougel        http://www.bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com      
3.      Tamara Gadberry      http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com/
4.       Anji Clements       http://alteredscraps.com/
5.       Cely Havens     http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/   <YOU ARE HERE>
6.       Candice Crawford          http://craftingelegance.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 23, 2012

Update at PTT: New challenge, a tribute to Jen Scull, and new DT members!

There's a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week, is anything goes + use kraft paper!  We are generously sponsored this week by Bugaboo Images and The Kraft Outlet sent us some yummy kraft paper to work with too.  Here's my project:

Inked up the Bugaboo image with Copics.  Kraft and vanilla colored paper and yellow baker's twine by The Kraft Outlet.  Polka dot ribbon and red cardstock by SU.

This card was sent to a fellow Party Time Tuesday DT member, Jen Scull.  A couple of months ago our dear friend Jen found out that she had breast cancer.  She had to step down from DT duties to go through extensive chemotherapy.  We all made these cards as a tribute to her and sent them her way.  Hopefully it'll help her smile through difficult times.  You can read about Jen's story over at Party Time Tuesdays and it'll be nice to leave her a sweet message on her blog. :)  We love you, Jen!

Another celebration is our newest DT members!  Check out Michelle, Dana Joy, Britt, and Melissa's projects at the PTT blog!

Entering this in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

'Till tomorrow! It starts a 3-day Glitter Queen Hop!!!




Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yakudoshi Money Box

My friend recently celebrated his Yakudoshi, and I created his money box.  Yakudoshi are regularly celebrated here in Hawaii.  If you'd like to learn more about Yakudoshi and why we celebrate it here in Hawaii, there is a good article written here in The Honolulu Advertiser

He loves dragons and the party was a dragon/lucky theme.  I made sure to put on a lot of good luck characters onto the box.  One for health, happiness, and dreams (I put these on the sides of the box, which I forgot to take pictures of! :( ).  

Just covered the box with red wrapping paper.  All cuts are from the Pagoda Cricut cartridge.  

Simple dragon. :) 2 layers and a shadow layer.

Put him on some skewers to give him the illusion of flying. :D

Entering this in the following challenges:
Scrappy Moms - On a stick

:) till next time!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner for the Teacher's Appreciation hop blog candy is:


SHAR!

Congrats girlie!  I'll ship it to you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Challenge at PTT!

There's a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  We are generously sponsored this week by Bugaboo, Cheery Lynn Designs, and Digital Delights.  This week we have a photo inspiration challenge:

Either use the colors or the photo for inspiration!

Decided to go with the colors for inspiration.  Made this cute Mother's Day card.  All papers were scraps!  Ribbon by SU (taffeta, LOVE this ribbon!).

Entering this in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - die cut/punches <both!>

Can't wait to see what you guys create! 'Till next time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby Shower!

I helped throw a shower for one of my old co-workers and dear friend.  It was a surprise shower; she had no idea!  We played the clothespin game and when she walked in, she just kinda looked around and was like "why are you wearing pins?  and why is your name Onesie?"  LOL!

We always joke that the program I used to work in was the worst job in the world. LOL.  I thought it was appropriate to give out mini mixers as a prize!  

This tag is so funny with it!  It's an old SU hostess set.

Some of us don't drink so I figured some bath prizes were good too.  These sets are a shower gel and a lip gloss from Philosophy at Sephora.

This stamp is from the same SU hostess stamp set.

Bath and Body Works hand soap made a good prize too.  :)

Here are the shower favors.  The local exchange had a clearance on these Tic Tacs.  I think they were only 13 cents each or something ridiculous like that.  There are tons of tutorials online on how to cover the big pack Tic Tacs.  I thought I had to make a template myself until I came across Melissa's site.  What a lifesaver!!!

Here's the cake!  Got it from the commissary.  It was SO GOOD.  And only $18!

All of us went through hell and back together.  Love these chicks (and little man!)

I also gave out "booby prizes."  Losers of the games got a gift too!  A bag of prunes, a can of Spam, a pack of ramen noodles, tapioca pudding, and the leftover clothespins.  LOL!

Entering this into Decorate to Celebrate's shower challenge.

'Till next time!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Challenge at Lia Stampz - Pastel!

***Gonna allow one more day to enter my candy from the Teacher's Appreciation hop... Just cause I love  my late hopper friends too <3 ***

There's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This time, make something pastel!

Here's my card:

Digi is called Chiky and the winner of the challenge will get him!  If you can't wait, you can purchase Chiky and all of Lia's images at Whimsy Stamps.  

Inked it up with Copics.  Cardstock, paper, and ribbon by SU.  Sentiment is by Scrappy Moms.  

Entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Creations: Pastels

Can't wait to see what you guys create!


Teacher Gifts Blog Hop!


Hey guys!!! Welcome to the Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop ! You should have just come from Amy Jo's blog. If you're here to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!), hop on over to Dena's blog and start from there.


Teacher Appreciation Week this year begins on May 7th and ends on May 11th. If you're looking for some teacher thank you gift ideas, you've come to the right place! Each of the designers in today's hop is sharing a wonderful gift idea for a teacher. We hope you have fun hopping with us while picking up some great ideas!

I'm a teacher and I'm going to let you in on a little secret... we like everything! Personally, I'm on a no wheat, no dairy, no sugar (Ok, maybe a little sugar...) diet and while I love getting chocolate and treats, my husband usually ends up eating them. If your teacher is all about the treats though, it makes a great gift!

Another great gift idea is anything that we can use. Teachers usually buy their own stuff for the classroom from lack of funds. I'm constantly buying paper towels, tissues, hand soap, and school supplies like Expo markers, pens, and paper. Gift cards to Office Max, Costco or Walmart would be a good gift idea. All of us in my classroom are coffee drinkers, so Starbucks gift cards will help for those dreadful mornings where we stayed up all night the night before working on lesson plans. Also, hand soap! I had one student gift me with hand soap INSIDE a pink water bottle. Something for me and something for the classroom too! :)

For this hop, I made a few gifts for the teachers I work with. There are four of us in one classroom, and they are the most amazing teachers. I decided to go for something practical (I think we're all sugared out from Valentine's and Easter!). I made them each a notecard book. I got the idea from Angie Juda's site. Check out her tutorials for notebooks and Post-It projects. AWESOME teacher gift ideas in there!

Three notecard books.  Each one is personalized with a monogram and the teacher's favorite colors.

Ms. S has an Art History background.  I figured the brocade paper was a good fit for her.  

Inside.  Each folder has 2 small notecards, 2 larger notecards, and 4 envelopes.  

Ms. J likes orange!

Inside.

Miss. M love all things cute and pink.

Inside.

I'm going to package these up in cellophane bags and probably add a pen and a topper.  They can use the cards to send a Thank You to the kiddos that gave them something for Teacher's Appreciation week!

 How about some blog candy???

I'm giving away 12 sheets of 6x6 Making Memories Brocade paper and 7 spools of adhesive ribbon.  Add 2 sheets of black card stock and you can make your own teacher appreciation notecard book!  All you have to do is 1) Be or become a follower of my blog 2) Leave a comment with a way to contact you if you win.  That's it!


Thanks for hopping with us! Head on over to Jearise's blog for the final stop!

Below is the complete blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:

6 Cely: http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com <<<You are Here>>>

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Water challenge at PTT

This week's challenge is WATER!  We are sponsored by 3 Bugs in a Rug, Bugaboo, and DTSArts.  I'm a little late with the Party Time Tuesday project this week.  I was waiting for my paper goodies from 3 Bugs in a Rug to be shipped!  Finally got them and made this:

Digi by DTSArts.  Background paper by 3 Bugs in a Rug (you can't see it, but the brown has watermark colored spots).  Digi colored with Copics, Cardstock and ribbon is SU.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodle - New Life
Scrapalicious USA - April Showers
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers

Forgot about one more thing!  I'll be apart of a hop this Sunday!  Come and check us out!



'Till next time!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, my bloggy friends!  Here's the last of my Easter projects! :)

Finally broke my Cricut free from it's hiatus!  Cut the bunny from the Live Simply cartridge.  Paper, cardstock, ribbon by SU.  Stamp by Scrappy Moms. 

Entering this into Fantabulous Cricut's egg challenge.  Also Crafty Sentiment's Bunny challenge.  And Craft Your Passion's dots and stripes challenge.

I know there are no jelly beans in this goody bag, but I really wanted to use this cute stamp by Scrappy Moms!!! :)

These Cadbury eggs are a favorite of mine and my bestie.  I bought a big 1 pound bag and put half of it in a cello bag (the other half I ate... muhahahahaha!)  The sentiment is another one by Scrappy Moms.  Really got a good use out of this stamp set!

Entering this goody bag into Kaboodle Doodle's Anything but a rectangle challenge and Cute Card Thursday's candy challenge. Also entering the whole kit and kaboodle into Scrappy Mom's Easter challenge, since I used the stamps on all my projects!

Hope everyone had tons of fun today and eats lots of CANDY!  I know I will!  Love you my crafty friends!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Re-constructed Easter card

Have you guys seen the Hallmark line of cards that are made to look like they were made by hand?  Obviously, they're not the stuff that all of us create... you can still see that they're partly mass produced with factory machines.  But last year my MIL sent us one of those cards for Easter.  I thought the pop-dotted eggs were cute, so I saved the card to re-constuct one this year... AND THEN I SENT IT BACK TO HER! Lol!!!

I just cut out the panel with the eggs.  The Happy Easter "stamp" was already printed on there.  I added a white card base, some SU Rich Razzleberry card stock and paper, and a Crushed Curry polka dotted ribbon.  The colors matched the eggs perfectly. :)  Wish I took a picture of the "before" card.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Easter

'Till tomorrow! :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Simple Easter Cards and a Thank You!

Thank you so much for replying to last night's post about the crap bar/restaurant.  It was nice to hear that I was right.  I DID write that bad Yelp review!  Link to my reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=eQz9DWK9PAo9r9ZJ6vsFKA
Add me if you're on there!

Whew! Well, not going to let that ruin my Fishy Friday!  I only do fish every Friday from Ash Wednesday to Easter and this is the last Fishy Friday! And what better way to celebrate than to show you some CAS Easter cards I made? :)


Everything is Stampin Up.  I used watercolor paper, SU ink, and blender pen to color.

He's super cute in yellow!

Another variation on the first one using the two different Designer Frames embossing folders.

Entering the first card in these challenges:
D.L Art - Easter

'Till next time!