Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year

For those of you who celebrate Lunar New Year, Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Sorry my wishes are one day late.  Well actually it's not technically late since the holiday is supposed to last for 15 days.  Every year during this time  I make tags or magnets to put on front of rice cracker bags for family and friends as a New Year's gift.  I try to order or find in my stash a stamp that represents the Zodiac character for the year.  This year I ordered a stamp from Dandelion Designs to use and made magnets. I also purchased envelopes from Daiso and put a lucky candy on it to create a lantern.  I filled the envelopes with lucky candy.

Annually my friend and I dress up as "twins" on Chinese NY wearing the Lunar NY t-shirt from California Adventure.

Before ending this post I wanted to share with you some pictures from the Lunar New Year's Festival at California Adventure.

The festival got us all pumped up to celebrate Chinese NY. We can' wait to go back to try more try more onolicious and cute food and maybe see the show for a third time.  Yes the show is awesome! We saw it twice on the day that we went. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Very Belated Christmas Post

Happy New Year Blogland Friends!  I hope that you all of you had a wonderful Christmas and is having a nice 2019 so far.  My apologies that I have been MIA since Thanksgiving.  When I was available to blog I was usually too tired.  Although Christmas is over I still wanted to share with you the tag that I made for our gifts. Each year I make a tag that has a religious meaning to it.  This year I decided to make a wreath using a scallop punch, a circle punch, and my gold pearl pen.

I also made a few other items.  I added googlie eyes to these magnets for two friends using wood pieces from the dollar bin from Le Target.

I purchased these "cupcake" socks for friends and put a topper on it.

Here are the handmade cards that I received.  All of them are fabulous. I always admire people that make their Christmas cards and get them out on time. I don't make Christmas cards and I am already in a rush to get them out.  LOL!

                                                                        From Karen I.

                                                                      From Cathy P.

 From Cary M.

                                                                     From Roberta S.

                                                                       From Nancy G.

                                                                      From Jayne C.

                                                                       From Linda L.

Hopefully I will have enough energy to post at least once a week again.  Until my next post, God bless and take care everyone!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Belated Thanksgiving Post

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!  I hope that all of you had a blessed time celebrating. My family and I had a memorable Thanksgiving.  Before I share about what we did I am going to share with you what I made as my Thanksgiving gifts this year.
Each holiday I like to surprise family and friends with a little handmade gift.  I always pray that God will use what I make to bless their day and to remind them what a blessing they are to me.  I am grateful for the people that He has placed in my life each day but especially during Thanksgiving. God has used each o them to minister to me and to help me be the person that I am today. As for our Thanksgiving we had some pre-Thanksgiving fun.  We spent a few days in to Vegas.  We had lots of fun but are glad to be home to breath the fresh air.  There was much so much smoking there.  Despite all the smoking we had fun eating Hawaiian food (We ate HI food on all 3 days.),
eating at one of Gordan Ramsey's restaurants,
and visiting the amazing rock formations at Red Rock and Valley of Fire.
On Thanksgiving Day my hubby and I surprised our kids with tickets to watch Ralph Wrecked the Internet at El Capitan.  We were happy to get fourth row center tickets with purchasing tickets a day before the showing.  We were super excited to get to take pictures with Ralph and Penelope since they are only there on selected dates. We loved the movie and enjoyed eating popcorn from our kawaii popcorn buckets.  It was great to enjoy a sundae to celebrate Mickey's birthday.

On Thanksgiving evening we had a delicious dinner at my SIL and BIL's house.  Before ending this post I would like to take some time to thank the Lord for each of you my blogging friends that take time to see what I have to share. It is my prayer that through reading my blog that you will sense God's love through what I share about family, friends, and my crafting and one day want to experience His love too. Have wonderful weekend!  Happy shopping!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tea or Coffee

My good friend and Dori and I were paired for the September tea swap.  It was optional to make a card with the theme "coffee" or "tea." Both of us choose to make a tea themed card.  I made this easel card for her with a panda because she likes pandas.

I sent her panda themed RAK.  I took a picture of a few of the items that I sent to her.

This is the cool card that she sent to me with a purple background (She remembered my favorite color.)

and some of the thoughtful and delicious (Inside the envelope that she made is a bag of M&Ms.) items that she sent to me.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will have a wonderful weekend.  I am looking forward to mine.  :)  Stay tune to see I will be up too.

Friday, October 19, 2018

A Lawn Fawn Themed Post

Yes, I have been MIA for a bit from blogging. I took  mini vacation from blogging.  :)  Well, this evening I am back and would like to share with you what my daughter and I did last Saturday.  We went to Stamp Fever for their Lawn Fawn free make and take. We previously met the owner and designer of Lawn Fawn I wanted to surprise her with a little gift.  I made her an apple shaped card using one of the apple die from Fawn Lawn and of course put googlie eyes on it.

To stick with the "apple" theme  I gave her one of my favoritex from Hawaiian, sour apple candy.

Check out these two cool cards that we made. The card on the top is the one that I made and the one on the bottom my daughter made.  I stuck to the sample that they had.  My daughter it together on her own using the same pieces.  She did a really good job.

For making a purchase we got these two freebies.

Before leaving we chatted with the owner of Fawn Lawn and took a picture with her and

asked her to autograph the catalog. It was such a fun afternoon doing the make and take and seeing Kelly again.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.  Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Big 5-0 and A Farm

A good friend celebrated her 50th birthday a week ago.  What a blessing it was to celebrate with her and her family.  I made this tag to attached to the gift that my family and I gave to her.

My good friend just like me loves Hawaii so we got her a HI themed gift.  We got her a Hawaii 5-0 t-shirt in honor her turning the big 5-0 (It was my hubby's brilliant idea to get her the t-shirt.), got her a wooden place to put it on, and got her a lei.

Here a picture of my good friend and I.  (It was also my hubby's idea for us to all our HI 5-0 t-shirts.)

I hope that everyone is having a good Fall so far.  On the first day of Fall my family and I went to Tanaka Farms.  It was so much fun seeing Hello Kitty,

visiting the pumpkin patch, going shopping, and

enjoying onolicious snacks made straight from the farm.  Here is one of the things we ordered- fried potato.

We also ordered roasted corn. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering 9-11

I can't believe that is was 17 years ago that 9-11 occurred.  I remember it as if I was yesterday.  Despite how devastating that day is I am grateful that God has used it to unite our nation.  Every year my family brings some goodies, makes cards, and writes messages to deliver to a local fire station.  Here is what my family and I came up with this year.

As we remember what happen 17 years ago I pray that God will continue to bless the families that were directly affected and pray that He will bless our everyday heroes that serves our communities 24/7 and keep them safe.  Thanks for stopping by!