Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Two of My Favorites

For those of you who know me.  You guessed it.  The theme of this post is Disney and Sanrio- two of my favorites.  Mine was been lots of fun.  I hope that everyone has been having a fun weekend.  Before  share a few pictures of my weekend here are some pictures of the Disney themed Pocket Letter that I made for Melanie.  Here is the front

and the back.

These are the Disney themed goodies that I included.

This is the awesome Pocket Letter that she made for me.  Here is the front

and the back.

Check out the onolicious and thoughtful goodies that she surprised me with.  They are all in my favorite theme- Hawaiian.  :)

Here are a few pictures of my weekend with family and friends.  I love how Tanaka Farms has such kawaii Fall Sanrio decorations.  My family and I had a fab time of fellowship with another family exploring the farm and taking some fun pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tea Bag Folding Cards and An Anime Event

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone is doing well and had a fun and relaxing weekend.  Today I am going to share with you the tea bag folding technique that was the optional theme for the Tea Swap that I signed up for.  I haven't done the technique for awhile so it was fun to make a card using the technique.  Before making the card I had a to look online to refresh my memory.  This is the card that I made for Brenda

along with a few goodies that I surprised her with.

This are the two fabulous cards that Brenda made for me using the technique

and the stamp set that she surprised me with.

Before ending this post I wanted to share with your a few pictures of the Anime event that my friend and I went to this weekend at a bakery.  The first 50 people got to receive a free donut with a purchase of a drink.  If we "like" their page on FB we get some freebies.  We were fortunate enough to be number 12 in in line when we got there an hour nd 15 minutes before the event started. Before we placed our drink orders we took picture in front of an Anime poster.

Here is the onolicous donut with the laser cut Anime topper.

We each received kawaii poster and coaster.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good week!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Two Cards and My Weekend

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Even though mine was a busy one it was pretty nice. I am happy that I was able to spend time with my family, friends, and finish up my paperwork in preparation for my meetings at work this week.  Unfortunately, not time for crafting though.  Before I share you a few pictures of this weekend I would like to share with you my tea swap from last month.  The optional theme was to make a card using a new technique, tool, stamp, etc. that we have.  I decided to use a stencil to make a card for Jayne.  (I previously posted a few cards using the same stencil.  The card that I made for Jayne is the first one that I made using the stencil.)

This is the card that she made for me.

Here are a few pictures from my weekend.  After a marriage conference at church on Saturday my family and I went out to lunch with my parents, sisters, BILs, niece, and nephew.  I think we ordered every possible bento box on the menu.  All the food was really good.

This afternoon we went to Disneyland with friends

and had dinner at one of our favorites restaurants Jollibees.  I a halo halo for dessert.

I hope that everyone will have a blessed week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Fun, New Swap

Happy Fall!  Now that it is Fall hopefully the weather will stay nice and crisp in SoCal.  I recently joined a Pocket Letter swap that a good friend organizes.  I could not resist joining last month and this month since they are in two of my favorite themes.  Last month's them was Hello Kitty.  My brain was hurting thinking of what to put together for Jayne.  When I was done I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  Here is the front

and here is the back.

This is the Pocket Letter that Jayne made for me. (The pocket letters have been folded up in the envelope that she sent it to me in.  Sorry it is a little bent.)

Both of us surprised each other some goodies.  I gave her kitchen themed gift because she likes to bake.

Jayne surprised me with these fun things. (Sorry that the bag is a bit wrinkled.  I just took it out of the envelope that Jayne sent it in.)

Stay tune for what I made for this month's Pocket Letter Swap. Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Using Stencils

Hope that everyone is going well.  I've been more stressed at work than I would.  I purposely made time this week to craft to help me to relax.  I whipped out one of my new stencils, some stamp pads, and sponges to make some cards.  Pounding the ink onto the stencils sure helped me relieve some stress.  :)  Here are the cards that I made.

I am happy with how they came out.  I can't wait to use more of my stencils one day soon.  Hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

In Honor of 9/11

I can't believe that it was 16 years ago that the 9/11 tragedy occurred. I remember it as it just happened yesterday.  That day will forever be remembered as one of the saddest days in history, but also one of the best since it united our nation. Praise God evil did not prevail! Each year on this day my family and I talk about the event, pray for the our country and all that were affected, and honor one of our local fire departments.  I made this this card this year.  My hubby and I wrote them a special message.

My kids each made them a card and wrote them a message too.

Here are the goodies that we surprised them with.

Thank you for stopping by!  God bless you all!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

June/July Secret Sister Swap and a Festival

It has been super hot in SoCal. The temperature has been in the triple digits.  I am so grateful to have AC.  My family and I are fortunate that although our AC went out yesterday in the late afternoon that it was able to be fixed by last night so that we do not need to go through the weekend without it. Today I will be sharing with you what I made and received for the June/July Secret Sister Swap.  I was asked to send happy mail to Patty.  A little birdie told me that she likes pandas, Stickles (I couldn't find any so I purchased glitter glue.) and blue grey.  This is what I made for her

and surprised her with.

Kim was asked to send me happy mail.  She made a cute gift card holder

and surprised me with all this.

Before I end this post I wanted to share some fun pictures with your from the Nissei Festival. Check out these beautiful kites.

The parade was lots of fun to watch.

My daughter and I were fortunate to get to take pictures with two Sanrio characters.

One of my favorite parts of the festival was watching a tea ceremony demonstration.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful 3 day weekend!