Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Honor of Thanksgiving

I hope that all of you are having a fun time preparing for Thanksgiving.  For those of you who know me knows that I don't know how to cook.  I can follow a recipe but without one I am in huge trouble.  LOL!  I always joke around with people that the only food that I can make that turns out well are ones made out of paper.  :) So for Thanksgiving I have not been cooking or thinking of what to cook but I have been busy making tags,

treats (I put Ghirardelli chocolate as the treat.  Each treat holder and tag was made using supplies from Stampin Up with exception of the rainbow pad that I used.) ,

and decorations

for family and friends to let them know how blest my family and I to have them in our lives.  Here are some of the goodies that my family and I have been blest to receive from  friends for Thanksgiving.

I hope that all of you will have blessed Thanksgiving and will take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for. There are many things, people, etc. that I thank the Lord for.  Some of these people that I am thankful for are the people in blogland which of whom I have become good friends with some of them.   Thanks for being such an inspiration!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

October's Secret Sister Swap

It's awesome that Kathy D. has started up the Secret Sister swap again.  The first round was last month and I was very fortunate to have my friend Karen as my SS.  Check out the beautiful card that she made for me

along with the thoughtful RAK that she surprised me with.

My SS was Leanne.  We have not seen each other for awhile and kind of lost touch with each other so it was nice to be able to surprise her with this card. All the stamps and dies that I used on the card are from My Favorite Things.

Here is the RAK that I included.

I look forward to continuing to participate in the SS swap. Let me know if you are interested in joining in the fun.  Thanks for taking time to see what I have to share today.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Lovely Afternoon at Chado Tea

I hope that everyone is having a nice long weekend in honor of Veteran's Day.  Today one of my good friends Esther and I went to high tea at Chado Tea.  Last night I decorated a tea pot for her

and made her a tag.

I put a pouch of green tea and a Hello Kitty pin from the Hungry Hunt into a bag for her.

We had a wonderful time of fellowship together

enjoying our teas (She ordered a some kind of black chai tea and I ordered lychee green tea.),


scones, and desserts.  The egg salad sandwich and the smoked salmon one were our favorites.  We liked the salmon one so much that we ordered a second one.  Afterwards we walked around the tea room and some beautiful tea pots

and saw some tins of tea with Hello Kitty on them.

We were very fortunate that they only received 3 of them.  I purchased two and Esther purchased one.  Before heading home we gave each other the gifts that we made.  This is what she gave to me.

She put the little items inside the cute coffee cup

and gave me this super cute bag.

It's always lots of fun spending time with Esther and is such a blessing having her as one of my good friends.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary

In honor of Hello Kitty's 40th b-day my daughter and I have been having lots of fun attending different events.  Before I share a some pictures of them, I would to share with you two Hello Kitty themed items that I made for a friend.  One is a card

and the other one is a gift card holder.

Well two Saturdays ago  thanks to my hubby, son, and daughter we were able to go on the Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt.  There are a total of 11 places you can visit where you can get a HK pin with a purchase of a HK themed food product.  We spent all day doing the hunt because the lines were so long.  I couldn't believe there are so many people out there that like HK.  LOL!  While waiting in line at one of the bakeries I met some very nice ladies.  We came up with a brilliant idea to divide into groups to get the pins.  This idea was very successful in helping us collect the pins. Here is a picture of some of the pins

and some of my favorite HK themed foods/drink.  Isn't she cute?

Last weekend my daughter, my hubby's cousin and I went to HK CON.

We were there for 11 hours.  I can't believe that we lasted for that long.  Although there were lots of people we only had to wait an hour and a half for each activity that we want to do since we got there super early.
Here is a picture of the line of people at the entrance.

By the end of the 11 hours we went shopping the Pop Up store (which had all the exclusive HK CON products), went shopping at the Market Place (which had different vendors like Loungefly, Ty, etc), went to a fair sponsored by Target (where we played games and won $30 worth of products), took pictures with HK in two different outfits, did a sand art project together, took pictures with some cute murals and 3D items, and received lots of fun free products (HK pins, tatoos, stickers, and 3 bags.)  Basically with all the products that we got for free our tickets were paid for which is really cool.  Here are some pictures at HK CON (I took 300+ pictures so this is only a glimpse of everything.)

My favorite was going shopping, taking pictures with HK, and seeing all the cute stuff of HK.  My daughter loved taking pictures with HK and taking pictures of the ladies dress in HK outfits.  I purchased lots of fun products, but here are my favorites.

Thanks for taking time to read and look at my long post.  I hope that all of you will have a fun and relaxing Veteran's Day as we honor them.