Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Monday, March 27, 2017

Meeting One of My Favorite Authors

Hope that this post is finding everyone having a wonderful Spring so far.  Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  The only problem is that when Spring starts my allergies do too.  The past few days my allergies have been pretty bad.  Hopefully it will be under control soon.  Okay enough about my allergies.  Let's move onto what I did almost a week ago.  Last Tuesday I went to a local bookstore and met one of my favorite Asian American authors, Lisa See.  Before going to her book signing and new book release I made her a card and wrote her a special message.

Listening to her talk about the research she did before writing her new book and how she met the different people that the characters in her book portray was so interesting. I am fortunate enough that this was my second time having the opportunity meet Lisa. 

It was great that if we purchased her new book that evening that we can get 3 other books that she wrote signed.  I asked her to sign two of my books from home and a friend's book.

After and before the event they served tea.

Before I end this post I wanted to share a fun event that my family and I attended this weekend.  We went to a Bubble Run at Angel Stadium.  It was a 3 mile run/walk with 5 bubble tunnels. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

February's Tea Swap and a Food and Wine Festival

For last month's tea swap Jayne and I were paired up.  The optional theme was "I heart tea" and the optional colors were red, pink, and white.  Just to challenge myself a little bit I made a card that incorporated both options. 

It was fun dusting off my circle flip die from Stephanie Bernard.  This is the card the super cute card and handmade envelope that she sent to me. 

Both of us surprised each other with a RAK too so that was pretty cool. This is what Jayne surprised me with

and what I surprised her with.

Before ending this post I wanted to share you some pictures from the Food and Wine Festival at California Adventure that we went to last Sunday after we celebrated the 65th Anniversary of our check.  Our entire church from the youngest child to the eldest person worshiped the King of Kings together.  That was very awesome!

Here are some pictures from the Food and Wine Festival.

The festival is on for another few weeks.  We can't wait to go back again to get our free annual pass buttons. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fun Tags for Gifts

A few months ago I put together a Japanese themed gift for some friends.  I inked up and colored some of my Japanese girl stamps from Dandelion Designs  to make a tag to attach to the gift bag that I put the fun knickknacks in.  Along with inking up and coloring the girls used a stamp with Asian words on it for the background. I used one of my SU tag die cuts to cut the background.  This is how the tag turned out.

I put sushi magnets  (Doesn't the sushi look yummy!), washi tape, and a package of Japanese erasers into the gift bags.

Here is a picture of everything put together.

It was fun surprising my friends with the gift.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

January's Tea Swap and AP Pictures

Yes I am a little late in posting pictures of what I made and received from my tea swaps.  In January I had the pleasure of being paired up with my friend Brenda. She is a huge fan of Disney like I am so I made her this card

and sent her this RAK.  (I am sorry that I did not crop the pictures before I posted them.)

She made this card

and an awesome tea themed calendar.

Before I end I wanted to share some pictures of the time that my family and I had for the past 4 weeks being honored as Annual Passholders at Disneyland.  We are happy that we got to purchase the special merchandise,

take pictures with different characters,

get free buttons each week and a pennant,

and purchase yummy food.

We even got to meet the artist that created the buttons and get his autograph. 

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and will have a great week ahead.  Hugs!

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Shopkins Themed Party for My Daughter

A month ago we had my daughter's b-day party at California Pizza Kitchen.  My daughter and her friends had a lots of fun together.  For her party favors I decorated gum ball machines and filled them with gum balls and put a Shopkin's eraser inside.

I also made tags for her party favor buckets that said "Good friends go SHOPKINNING together." 

Here are the party favors

and the goodies inside the buckets.

We ordered aprons and ironed on each the first letter of their first name.

My daughter and her friends had a fun time together having a tour of the kitchen,

making their own pizzas,

and having dessert.

It was so cool that each of the girls got double party favors.  They received one from my daughter and one from the restaurant. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine's Day this past week I decorated various kinds of hearts for family, friends, and my students at church. 

I wrapped Godiva candy bars with DSP, put a sentiment on it, and added a ribbon to finish it off for the secretaries at work.

I also decorated a few fun things for my Secret Valentine Buddy at work.  I was excited to get my good friend Sandy as my buddy but it was sure hard disguising my gifts to her.  On the sign up sheet she said she would like veggie seeds (I put the veggie seed in the mail box), stickers, and flowers.  This is exactly what I gave to her with some extras. 

This is what Sandy gave to me.

For Valentine's Day my family and I went out to dinner a few days before the holiday. 

The day before Valentine's Day my hubby and I went out to lunch together at one of our favorite local restaurants.  All the food was very good.  Our favorite was the salmon and the dessert. 

I hope that all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day.  Hugs!  Those of you that have a 3 day weekend have a fun and relaxing one. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Year of the Rooster!

Sorry that I have been MIA for a bit with blogging.  It has been very busy lately with work, family, etc.  I am thankful to get back into the swing of things today with having some time to post.  Today I would like to share with you what I made for Chinese New Year for family and friends. Every year I order a stamp from Dandelion Designs with the zodiac character for the year and me a candy pouch with lucky candy in it. 

This year I also made a tag with the stamp that I ordered.

I am going to attach the tag to a bag of our favorite Hawaiian cookies. 

My family and I are going to pass them out during our Chinese New Year celebration with my family.  Before I end this post I wanted to share a few pictures of the fun that we had during the Chinese New celebration at California Adventure.  Here is a picture of the time my hubby and I went there when it was raining. (It was our first time going in the rain and probably our last.  It was not very fun even though it was not that crowded.  It did not feel good with my hair flat and my hands being cold from holding an umbrella.) 

We went a second time with our kids.  Thankfully it was not raining that day.  We waited in line for 3 hour to take a picture with Mickey and Minnie

and enjoyed some delicious Asian food. 

A yam macaroon and a turnip cup.

Fried fish (This was my favorite.)

We also got to watch some fun performances and a parade.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!