Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dinner with Rita and an Ice Cream Event

For those that live in SoCal I hope that you are staying cool.  It has sure been pretty hot lately.  I love the weather in the evening especially yesterday when there was a nice draft.  During the summer is when I often like to catch up with different friends.  This week I had dinner with my good friend Rita.  We celebrated my belated birthday and celebrated her birthday.  I made this card for her.

I had fun making a bow for it with my bow punch from SU.  This is how it looks before I put the bow on. 

Here is a picture of the two of us together enjoying our Mexican food.

Before I end I wanted to share with you some pictures of the Tokidoki event that my daughter and I have been going to for the past month at Kiddos Creamery.  The first week they had a goodie bag for the first 50 people. We lined up for 3 hours to receive it as well as two pins. Here is a picture of the line.  It even curved through the hallway and probably up the stairs.

For the following weeks after we got a pin for purchasing ice cream. Check out their cute cups,


and decorations.

Each week they had special flavors that coordinate with the character on the pin that they were giving out.  All the flavors were super yummy!

This week is the final week of the event.  My daughter and I are happy that we were able to collect all the pins. 

If you live in the Los Angeles area be sure to check out Kiddos Creamery for some yummy ice.  If you go this week there is a slim chance that they may still have this week's pin.  I heard though that they usually run out by the end of the day each Saturday.  Have  a great week! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day

I hope that everyone had a memorable time celebrating Father's Day over the weekend honoring the different great male figures in your lives.  Father's Day always has a bit of sadness for my family and I because my hubby's dad and our grandfathers are no longer with us.  We thank the Lord for all the great memories of them and are grateful that one day we will see them again.  In honor of Father's Day I made these tuxs and wrote a message on the back for each of the gifts that we gave to different family members and friends.

I made the buttons using candy dots that I colored using a Sharpie.

Here is a picture of my sisters and I with my dad during our Father's Day dinner.

Here is one with my hubby and my BIL's with my dad.

This one is a picture of my dad and I on Father's Day at church. 

During the week my family and I went to visit my FIL's gravesite.  I purchased two balloons to represent my kids.  I added a ribbon on the one that is supposed to be my daughter.

Both of them made a card for him.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay cool!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank You Gifts

Work is officially over for the year.  It has sure been a busy and stressful one.  I praise God for bring me through it in one piece and for some time off.  As "thank you" gifts for my co-workers I purchased ice cream erasers and put googly eyes on them, drew a mouth, and put a magnet on the back.

I put each of them in mini zip lock bag and put a label that I stamped ice creams on and wrote "Have a great summer!"

I gave a "tropical themed" gifts to the secretaries.

In some of the cups I put a "mound" candy bar that I wrote "Thanks a mound! on a label.

For my daughter's teacher I decorated a clip board as her "thank you" gift.

It was very relaxing and fun making the gifts.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Some Fun Flowers and Yummy Donuts

It was sure a busy week.  I am very thankful that it's the weekend.  Today I will sharing with you two flowers that I made using bows from Stampin Up.  The first flower that I made is using the bow punch that I put on a tag for a friend's belated Mother's Day gift.

The second one was made using the bow die that I put on a "thank you" card for another friend.

It has sure been fun using the bow die and bow punch to make the flowers.  I can't wait to have time to make other flowers using the bows.  Before I end I wanted to share some donuts with you from California Adventure. My hubby and I shared the Spider Man one in honor of National Donut Day yesterday. It was one the best donut I have ever eaten.  It is a glaze donut with frosting and bits of peppermint.

The Hulk one sure look good but much too big to even share.

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Orange and Blue Combo Cards

For April's tea swap I was paired up with  Tanya.  The theme of the swap was to make a card with orange and blue. I had a hard time with these two colors since I don't think they exactly coordinate.  Even though it was a little bit of a challenge to use the two colors I was pleased with how the card turned out.

Here are a few items that I sent to her for her RAKs.

This is the beautiful card that Tanya made for me

and the fun RAK that she sent to me.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend honoring those that have served our country, continue to serve our country, and their families.  May God bless them all! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Cupcake for a Dear Friend

In honor of one of my dearest friend's birthday I made this card using the cup cake die from Stephanie Bernard. Those of you that know me well knows that I don't bake so the closest thing to a cupcake that I can make is made out of paper.  Some one was teasing me that I should have used brown ink with a sponge to put little marks on the edges for burnt marks.  That would be cute.  For the next cupcake that I make I will try that.  Anyways, here is how the cupcake turned out.

I thought it would be fun to add goodly eyes and a mouth to it.  This is how the looks when you open it. 

Here is a picture of my dear friend and I.

My friend loved how the cup cake card turned out and so do I.  I can't wait to "bake" more cupcakes.  I mean die cute more of them.  :)  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunties, godmothers, friends, teachers, counselors, and each and every lady that plays a special role in a person's life! In honor of today my family and I honored the special ladies in our lives with gifts and a magnet that I put together. Their is a special message on the back of them from my kids.

My family and I are so blest to have each of them in our lives and are glad we get to honor them today. It has been lots of fun being pampered by my hubby and kids.  It has also been fun pampering the special ladies in our lives.  Here is a picture of one of our celebrations.  This is my mom and I with my sisters.

Before I end this post I just wanted to say "thank you" to all the ladies out there for all that you do to make a difference in the lives that you touch. May God bless you all!