Stampin Up Projects

Monday, June 29, 2009

Waipahu Cane Haul Run and Festival

Hello everyone

I just wanted to share an upcoming event that I am involved with through my regular job ( I wish I could say crafting was my real job, but alas I need to pay the bills). Anyway, if you are interested in exercising and learning about historic Waipahu town, please click here. We are coordinating a run 5k (3.2 mile) run (can be a walk too) on August 23, 2009 from 700am-1000am. There will also be a festival to follow afterward. Go to the blog to learn more about at the event and also download the registration form if you decide to come out. If you don't want to come out and exercise, just come out and visit the food booths and the Hawai'i Plantation Village.

I'll be there volunteering my time for first aid but I'd love to meet my blogging sistahs in person. I hope to see you all there. Take care and God Bless!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Hey everyone- check out create4fun website to enter for a chance to win a new cricut machine! But hurry up b/c she'll pick a winner tonite- now, I'm not sure where they're located so it may already be 9 o'clock already, but oh well... no harm in entering anyway.

Take care

Friday, June 26, 2009

criss cross box for my friend

This is a box I made for my friend to hold her birthday gifts. I got the idea from here!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

my OCS from Janis and my RAK from Elena


I received my OCS from Janis yesterday and it's awesome. She's a great crafter and just started as a SU demonstrator, she hasn't posted any projects on her blog yet, but go and check her out when you can. She made a combination gate-fold and shutter card- it's awesome!

made this beautiful flower pot card and more amazingly she crocheted these flowers and included more flowers for me to use! I'm so lucky to have 2 great partners for these swaps. I'm working on getting out Janis' OCS and my Aloha RAK partner's cards- I didn't forget, that 1 week trip to Atlanta just screwed up my timeline and also my body (finally over the jet lag).

Thanks for looking~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's day cards

sorry I've been gone for so long- still trying to adjust to being back home and work :(

I created these 2 cards on Sunday for my dad and my stepdad. They're pretty simple as I haven't had time to get my creative mojo back. Hopefully this weekend!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and take care

Saturday, June 20, 2009

atlanta 2009

Hi Everyone-
Sorry I've been AWOL lately, but I had to go to Atlanta for a work conference. It was great to explore the sights and learn new things, but it was soooo hot! Attached are a few samplings of Atlanta. I went to the world of coca-cola and played w/ the polar bear character, walked through centennial park (where the olympics were held), went to eat at Mary Mac's tea house for some real southern food and then went to the botanical garden. It was an awesome experience. I'm glad I went to experience the culture and the food. The people there were very friendly (even a homeless man directed me to where I needed to go). I did experience the highs and lows of Atlanta when I wandered inadvertently into a ghetto (saw homeless, dilapidated buildings and someone doing illicit drugs), but being a public health nurse I took it all in and...GOT THE HECK OUT OF THERE. Needless to say my little legs were mighty sore that day.
Anyway, thanks for looking- I'm trying to catch up on my crafts as I need to get my RAK and OCS out and make a card for my friend- hopefully I'll have those to share too. I'll be adding my entire Atlanta slideshow to an online photo thing when I have time.

All in all- go to Atlanta- experience the sights. But go in like March or April or whenever it's not soo dang hot!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Another hello kitty card holder

Here is a card holder and some cards that I made for my aunty to give to her school principal (who also happens to be my high school classmate :)
Remember how I said earlier that I was going to check out some card templates since I felt that I was making the same designs on cards? Well, I based my cards on one of Maria's templates. She is so dang creative.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

gifts for my school health aides

Hello! Here is a card folder stationery set that I made for my health aide using the Nancy Kubo design. I know I tend to make a lot of these, but they're so easy and at least I can give people some cards to use in the future. I also made this hello kitty card holder and cards for another school health aide.

Thanks for stopping by and take care.

Friday, June 12, 2009

graduation cards for my friend's daughter

my friend asked me to make a card that she could give to her daughter. Tara loves the color purple and also went to Anuenue immersion school so she of course loves all things Hawaiian. My friend asked me to incorporate purple and a Hawaiian quilt design on her card. I got a little stuck for awhile (alright a long while, it took me 2 days to figure out what I wanted to do. My first attempt failed miserably, so this is what I came up with.

the 2nd card is what I made her for her graduation gift. I didn't take a picture of it, but I die cut a Quick cutz graduation cap and tacked it on the cat's head before I gave the card to her.

Take care

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

RAK from my May Aloha RAK partner!

Sorry that I didn't post this sooner. I got this from Penny McMillan who lives in Michigan. She doesn't have a blog yet, but hopefully she sees this post. Penny, if you're looking, please send me your e-mail address again (I lost your post-it in my mess! LOL :( Anyway, she made a beautiful card and the images are very sweet and nostalgic. She also sent me a package of flowers! Thanks Penny! It was nice to play w/ you! Take care and God Bless

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

color combos

Hey guys- I need some advice. I was "talking" with my new OCS partner Janis and I mentioned how I get stuck using the color purple alot. I aim to use different colors, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I wanted to know how you guys choose color combinations? I also have a very expensive habit of buying a lot of DP and not using it- do you guys do that too? I guess I'm in a little funk so any advice that you can give would be helpful!

Thanks and take care.

Monday, June 8, 2009

In my minds eye blog candy

Hey everyone Kadie at In My Minds Eye is having a blog candy giveaway (nestabilities label 4 and 1 stamp of your choice from the greeting farm). Go there and check it out!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I know it's been awhile

Sorry, I didn't post anything creative this past week. Been creating, but too busy to post. Anyway, here are 3 card holders that I made for my friends- they are going to give them to children's teachers as thank you gifts. thanks for stopping by. Take care and God Bless!

Friday, June 5, 2009


I'd like your advice- I've been usually coloring my images w/ stampin up markers, but I keep running low on the blush blossom pen so I decided to use copics. I followed someone's blog- sorry can't remember who and bought cherry white, tea rose, fleshy beige (I think), and I'm trying to use them, but I'm not too happy w/ the results. I tried to follow Jen Young's blending tutorial, but that didn't come out either. What type of cardstock do you use, I've been using the white cardstock that comes from Walmart (1 big ream for 7.00+). Does the cardstock make a difference as to the blending? I also use the stampin up watercolor pencils and the blender pen to color, but there isn't a flesh colored pencil in that set. I'm planning on getting the blush blossom stamp pad so I can use that w/ the blender pen to color flesh...

HELP! any advice you guys can give me is much appreciated.Thanks! Sorry I haven't posted anything lately, I've been creating. I should post some stuff this weekend.

Take care and thanks for your help