Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time in Oahu Part 1

Sorry that I have been MIA for a bit.  My family and I just got back from beautiful Oahu for our vacation a week ago.  We had an awesome time visiting with friends, going sight seeing, eating onolicious food, and just relaxing.  It was cool that we went to the beach/pool 7 out of 10 days.  For the next three posts I will be sharing with you about our trip.  Two friends that I got to visit were Michelle and Grace.  I made these two tags for them.

Michelle gave me this gift and

Grace gave me this gift.

Here is a picture of Michelle and I

and of Grace and I.

It is always great seeing them and being able to spend some time together.  Before I end this post I a going to share with you one of favorites that we enjoyed- Snow Ice from Frost City.

I also want to share with you some fun projects that my family and I made at the Ben Franklin HPD event.  My hubby and son made the resin popsicles and my daughter and I painted the lazered cut wood (by Mizmatchedstar). 

We all had a fun time.  Besides making the above I made a shaker card.  My daughter made a stress ball and my son got to hold a riot shield and sit on and rev an ATV.  Both of them got to take a picture with one of the officers.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend!

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Tag and a Fun Time With a Good Friend

Happy Monday! Last week on Thursday one of my good friends and I had blast at Candytopia, a roving candy museum. It was funny a few weeks ago when we were talking on the phone I asked her if she would be interested in going to the museum.  She said that she was going to ask me if I am interested in going.  Great minds think alike.  :)  Good thing we purchased tickets that night online because the museum will be leaving soon to New York.   It was an hour full of fun, laughter, and sweet fellowship.  Prior to going to the museum I made her a this tag.  I colored it with my Copics and fussy cut the stamp image from Stamp Annie Thing to put on the tag.  My friend loves lady bugs so I thought that she would love the outfit the girl is wearing.

I attached the tag to some goodies for my friend.  All the exhibits at the museum were awesome. It is so cool how they used various kinds of candy for the everything. Here are some of my favorites.

There was one exhibit where they had a dust pan full of confetti and poured it on our heads.  That was kind of fun!

There was also a marshmellow pit.  We decided to not go in the pit, but we had fun playing with them.

I appreciate you for taking time to stop by from time to time to see what I have to share.  I would love to see who has been stopping by so if you would like please leave me a comment so that I can say "thank you."  Have a blessed week!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Mini Vacation in Seattle

A week ago my family and I went to Seattle for 2.5 days with my parents, sisters, BILs, niece, and nephew.  It was a fun but exhausting few days.  We were packed from morning until 11pm at night.  Before leaving for our trip I made cards for the different people that we will be meeting up with.  It was relaxing creating these sunset scenes.  I write most of the cards at the airport while we were waiting to board the airplane.

In Seattle one of highlights was meeting up with family and friends that we have not seen for awhile.  What a blessing it was to see my uncle that I have not seen since junior high, my cousins that I have not seen since I was in elementary school, and two friends that my hubby and I have not seen for at least 5-6 years.

Besides seeing family and friends we had a good time going to the MoPop Museum (We went to the Marvel exhibit, the Jimmy Hendricks exhibit, the Fantasy exhibit, the Sci-Fy exhibit, and a video game exhibit.) (Here is a picture of me with my new friend, The Thing.),

up to the Space Needle (The view was amazing!),

ate good food (This is my favorite- corn battered waffles with pork belly.),

and went to Seattle Center (We saw the first Starbucks, walked around at the Market Place, went shopping, walked down a gum hallway, and walked at the pier.).

At our layover in Portland was so happy to get a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher and a SBs gift card..

It was an indeed an awesome trip.  My family and I thank the Lord for the opportunity to go there. Here is one last picture I will leave you with before I sign off for today.  It's the beautiful sunset from our plane.

Have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello Kitty, Batman, and Good Food

It has been a fun but really hot summer.  I can't believe that it is so hot!  I hope that all of you are having a good summer and are staying cool.  We have been having fun catching up with family and friends and relaxing.  Unfortunately I have not done as much crafting as I would like.  LOL!  Today I would like to share with you a Hello Kitty card that I made for a friend that my kids and I had lunch together with this week.

My kids each drew a picture for her grandson that joined us for lunch.

Here is the delicious food that we enjoyed from Stone Fire Grill. We ate out on the patio so it was especially nice when there was a breeze.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Hawaiian Themed Scrapbook Page

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer so far.  It has been a nice one for me.  Today I have a scrapbook page that I made for a friend as part of her going away gift.  All the people at work were asked to make a page for her to include in a scrapbook that we presented to her.  She loves Hawaii so I thought it would be fun to make her a page with a HI theme.

I had a hard time initially doing the page since I am not used to making scrapbook pages.  Although it making the page stretched my creative mojo a bit I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Cherry Blossom Themed Gift, Shopping, and Dinner

I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer weather. It has been pretty hot here in SoCal. I think with it being so hot it has made my creative mojo go on vacation to a place that is cooler.  LOL!  I am a bit behind on my crafting.  I better get to work after I finish this post.  What I am going to share with you I made two weeks ago for a friend that loves cherry blossoms like I do. I made her a cherry blossom card using my die cuts along with two clips and a magnet.

I surprised her with the card and items when we went shopping together and had a nice dinner together.

I have not known my friend very long, but it feels like we have known each other for years because we get along so well.  We clicked from the start.  I am truly blest by her friendship and look forward to many more happy and memorable times together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Father's Day Weekend

Father's Day weekend was super busy but fun. I will start off with sharing the tags that I made for the gifts that my family and I gave to different family members and friends.  I created an aloha shirt using the same tag punch from Stampin Up that I used to make a tea bag tag for Mother's Day.

I made the tag so that it could open up for us to right a special message inside. For their gifts we gave them HI snacks.

Here are some pictures of our weekend with started with date night with my hubby.  The greatest hits from both groups were awesome!  Even though the artists are much older than when they first started they still sound just as good.

On Saturday my family and I went to Tanaka Farms for a walk to raise money for those are still in need in Japan from the tsunami. Throughout the 1.5 mile walk we were served fresh fruits and veggies from the farm.

We also got to take a picture with Hello Kitty.

At the end of the walk we were served a light lunch and got to watch a taiko drum performance and hula dancing.  Before heading out we did some shopping.  Check out the super cute products and backdrops!

Before we went home we celebrate Father's Day with my hubby at Disneyland.  On Sunday after church we went to visit my FIL's gravesite but there was so much traffic that we were not able to make it in.  We will visit him this week some time.  For dinner we went out to dinner with my family to celebrate Father's Day.  Here is a picture of my sisters and I with our parents.

I hope that you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.  Although we had a good time honoring our my dad, my hubby, and my kids' grandparents, uncles, god fathers, and special uncles, teachers, counselors, and friends we were saddened that we were not able to honor Benson's dad and my grandpa in person.  We are grateful that they are in Heaven and that we will one day be able to celebrate with them.  Have a wonderful rest of your week!