Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lilo, Mickey, and Some Vacation Pictures

Today I did not feel very well off and on.  Thankfully starting this evening I am feeling much better and am ready to do some crafting.  Before I get myself set up to craft I wanted to be sure to write my post for this week.  Today I am going to post a picture of the tea swap from last month that had the optional theme of making a card that has to do with a movie or a song.  As soon as I saw that theme the movie "Lilo and Stitch" came to mind since I love making Hawaiian themed cards.  This is the card that I came with that resembles Lilo's dress for my swap partner Sandy.

Here is the RAK that I sent to her along with two tea bag.

Sandy made me a cute Disney themed card

and sent me these awesome stickers.

Before I end this post here are some pictures of the trip that my family and I went on two weeks ago to King's Canyon and Sequoia National Park.  We had a great time away enjoying God's beautiful creation.  We loved seeing all the giant trees, playing in the snow, and seeing water fall.

When we weren't high up in the mountains we had a good time visiting with sheep, horses, and cows.  Their Hobby Lobby's and Michaels are lots of fun to shop at.  We got to eat at two restaurants that we don't have at home- A&W and Long John Silver's. We also drove by the headquarters of JoAnn's.  I wonder if it is possible to have a tour of the headquarters.  Next time I will have to find out.  :) The areas that we visited were very small towns and do not have as many restaurants and things to do like where we live.  After being there made us more grateful for where we live.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Bee Themed Gift and Card

Happy weekend!  I am so happy that it is the weekend.  Last week was a very busy and stressful week.  I thank the Lord for getting me through it in one piece and for using different people in my life to remind me that He is in control and that everything will be okay.  Friday was the last day for one of my bosses.  One of my other bosses told me that she likes bees.  So I made her two bee magnets and three bee clips. (The bees are buttons that I purchased from Walmart.  I clipped the back so that the button would be flat.

I made her this card.  Like the card said "She will BEE missed."  (The bees are from a Stampin Up stamp set that retired awhile ago.)

I tried downloading pictures from our trip last weekend to this blog posts several times but for some reason it says the server is rejecting them.  I will try to download them again next time. Sorry.  For now, thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

A Card and Gift for a Dear Friend's Birthday

I hope that everyone is doing well. My family and I just back a few hours ago from a 3 day trip to Sequioa National Park and King's Canyon.  We had a nice and relaxing time away.  Stay tune for some beautiful pictures in my next post/  :)  For today before I turn in for the night I would like to share with you what I made and put together for one of my dear friends for her birthday.  Here is the card that I made for her using one of my new stamp sets.

The eskimos are my friend and I.  I decided that it would be fun to wrap up her gift using an Asian theme.  I saw the idea to wrap up gifts from Martha Steward using Asian newspaper.  For the first part of her gift I used a flower magnet from Daiso to put in the center and added some gold string and a red strip.

For the second part of her gift I just decided to keep it simple.

I like how both of the gift wrappings turned out.  I was a bit bummed though that I decided to make my friend her card before I wrapped her gift.  If I did it the other way around I would have made an Asian themed card for her. Just to cheer me up a bit my hubby mentioned to me that eskimos are Asian so I did make her an Asian themed card like I wanted to.  He is correct.  Of course don't tell him that though.  LOL!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that everyone had a good weekend and will have a blessed week ahead.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

In Honor Of Easter

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it reminds me of the great sacrifice Jesus did for all of us so that we can have hope and a future if we believe in Him.  Because the holiday means so much to me I like to make various things to celebrate it and give to family and friends.  Here are the few things that I made this year.  In the first set of pictures is an oval that I die-cutted to make an egg and I decorated it with putting a die-cutted cross in the middle along with chocolate crosses, a cross tin with jelly beans (The different color jelly beans represent the different steps of the Wordless Book which is used to help people become a member of God's family.  Black stands for sin.  Red stands for Jesus's blood.  White stands for Jesus's blood washing out sins away after we confess them and ask Him into our heart. Green stands growing in our faith after we become a member of God's family.  Gold stands for Heaven.  When we become a member of His family we are able to go to Heaven. If you are confused about what I am writing about or would like more information please let me know.), and two different Easter baskets (The second basket has Mickey shaped head on it.).

I purchased erasers shaped like a carrot from the dollar section at Target and made them into magnets.  The bigger carrots are from dollar tree.  I put a bunny ring inside and filled them with chocolate eggs.  For the smaller carrots I wrote on a label either "God carrots for you" or "Some bunny carrots for you.  I wrote one of the sayings on the back of the big carrots.  Of course I put googley eyes on both kinds of carrots. I love googley eyes!

Before ending this post I would like to share some the fun stuffed animals my daughter and I purchased.

Aren't all of them just too cute. Of course we couldn't pass up getting the "Peeps" Oreos. Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter!  Until next time, happy crafting and God bless!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

One of My Favorite Themes

Last month I made two cards in a Disney theme for two good friends that are huge Disney fans like I am.  Along with their Disney themed birthday gift I made them these cards.

Since this post has a Disney theme here are pictures from the last time that I went to Disneyland and Calif. Adventure.  My hubby and I went to both places on a little date.  We had an adventurous date without our kids as we went to purchase Easter Egg maps at both parks as well as Downtown Disney.  We purchased the three maps and claimed the winning eggs before we went hunting for the eggs.  We did not want the winning eggs to sale out.  We found one egg at Calif Adventure and Downtown Disney but we did the entire hunt at DL.   We will wait for our kids to do the hunt at the other two places.  After a fun day of hunting we ate some food at the Food and Wine Festival and ate a fancy meal at Carthay Circle.  We ended our date with watching the fireworks.  Here are some pictures of our date.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Hello Kitty Themed Post

I hope this post is finding all of you doing well.  I am so glad that today is Saturday. Let the weekend fun begin!  :)  Today I am going to share with you a tag that I made for a good friend.  I attached it to a bag

that I put a some Hello Kitty cards in. After I attached the tag to the bag I used my bow die cut to make a bow. I think the bow added a nice finishing touch to the tag.  What do you think?

The cards are so cute that I could not resist purchasing them for myself too.  :) Before I end this post I wanted to share with you a super cute picture that I took with HK last weekend at the grand opening of a Sanrio store locally that my daughter and I went to.

Check out the cute items that my daughter and I won and received for free. 

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Dog! Hope that everyone is doing well. Lately I have been much too tired to craft.  I hope that I will have more energy soon to craft.  I have only been crafting when a swap is soon to be due or if I really need to do make a project for an event or a person.  The latest projects that I worked on were for Chinese New Year.  I decorated tags and put a magnet on the back of them to put on different goodies.  This is the one that I made for friends.

This one was for family.

It was fun using the "dog" character from the Dandelion Design Chinese New Year set. Here are a few pictures from our my family and I celebrating Chinese NY.  My hubby, my kids, and I wore our Chinese clothes.  Here is a picture of my hubby and I

and a picture of my sisters and I.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!