Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Good Friend's Birthday and Playing Secretary

One of my good friends at work is celebrating her birthday today.  For her birthday some friends and I chipped in and ordered some cupcakes for her from Dots. They have the prettiest and more delicious cupcakes.  I made her a card with a cupcake on it for all of us to sign.  (Oops!  I downloaded the card with the cherry before I colored it.)

We surprised her with the cupcakes at lunch time.

It is a picture of all of us with the birthday girl.

Before ending this post I wanted to share with you a few pictures of my daughter and I playing "secretary" a local Sanrio store.

It is always so much fun pretending to be like one of our favorite characters- Aggretsuko.  It is always fun checking out what new merchandise she has too. Sorry besides the pillow I did not download pictures of any of the other products. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Celebrating Mother's Day

I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a bit.  Work has been busy and my weekends have been packed with different outings of which I will share with you soon.  I hope that all of you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend. Even if you are not a mother you deserved to be honored by all those young men and ladies that you have worked with and made a different in the lives of.  Mine was nice and memorable full of lots of onolicious food.  In honor of Mother's Day my family and I gave gifts to our various ladies in our lives in and outside and of our family that have played a significant role in our lives.  I made these tags

and attached them to a bag of tea bags that we purchased. The tags say "Have a tea-riffic Mother's Day!" Along with the tea bags we gave each person shortbread to enjoy with their tea.

Here are some of the delicious food that we enjoyed.  This is from a Korean restaurant that specializes in garlic glazed chicken that I went to with my hubby and kids.

This food is from a Chinese restaurant that we went to with my MIL.

This food is from an American restaurant that we went to with my family, parents, sisters, BILS, nephew, and niece.

Here is picture of my hubby and I with my MIL and my hubby with my MIL.

Here are my sisters and I with my mom.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

My Birthday Month

Last month was my birthday month.  My birthday month is always so much fun with lots of good food and thoughtful gifts.  This year I got to have two fancy dinners with my hubby- one at a local steak house and one at California Adventure.  I also had dinner with my immediate family, my parents, one of my sisters, and my cousin, and with some friends.  Additionally I got to celebrate with my family and good friends at Disneyland.  It has truly been a memorable time with family and friends.  I thank the Lord for blessing me with such awesome people in my life. As a "thank you" to different friends I made these magnets

and attached them to some the newest flavors of M&Ms. (My favorite out of the three new flavors is the expresso one.)  

Some of the magnets I have tea bags in the background and some of them have coffee beans.  The background that each person got depends on what each friend likes- tea or coffee. Of course I added googly eyes to the cups.  Googly eyes are now my favorite things to use.  I think they always add a cute finishing touch to my projects.  Here is a picture of a group of friends that I had lunch with

along with some of the food that I have enjoyed,

and some onolicious desserts that I got to enjoy.

Yes, now it's time to have a diet.  I will do that as soon as I have one more celebration for this year for my b-day with a friend tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

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!