Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I am thankful for you, you, and YOU!

There's is much for my family and I to be grateful for. Above all we thank the Lord for being our Heavenly Father and for His unconditional love. We are also grafeful for family, friends, and for the wonderful memories that God has blessed us with each of them. To express our gratitude to them we surprised them with various gifts and handmade items.  This is what I came up with to make this year for my family and I to give.

I die-cutted 40+ pumpkins, added stems on them, and stamped "Give Thanks" using my Rainbow pad. I put a piece of chocolate inside to help them stand.

I purchased this basket from Michaels and adding some ribbon to it.

The next few gifts I used one of my new favorite stamp sets from Stampin Up to make "tags" for the gift.

I die-cutted these tags and attached them to some gifts.

Before I end this post I would like to let all of you in blogland know that I am thankful for each of you too.  Although I don't know all of you personally, I am still grateful to each of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come and visit my blog.  Seeing the chart on my end of the people that visit my blog is a great encouragement and blessing to me.  Big hugs to all of you!  Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Friday, November 20, 2015

My Bow Creations and a Fun Party

I am officially off from work for a little more than a week for Thanksgiving.  Before we only had 2 days off, but now we thankfully have a whole week off.  I am so grateful for the time off to relax and to have time to really enjoy God's goodness.  Today I would like to share with some things that I have created using my bow die from Stampin Up.  When I start creating bows I am hooked for at least a few projects.  I can't stop just at making one bow.  LOL!  :)  The first creation is for a friend that another friend and I got a card and a gift card for.  When I was putting it together at 5:30am I had a hard time thinking of a cute gift card holder to make so I decided to make her a gift using an envelope and adding a few strips of paper, a bow, and a tag.  

My second creation is a bow that I made and put on top of one of my favorite snacks from Disneyland- Peanut Brittle. 

After I made the bow I realized that I should have made the bow to match the sticker on the packaging. I made the bow pretty late at night so I did not have energy to make another one. Before I end this post I wanted to share some pictures with you of the Annual Pass Holder party that my hubby and I went to this week on Tuesday from 10pm to 2am.  Yes you read the time right.  :)  We got to take pictures with some of our favorite characters wearing outfits that we usually would not see them in. 

We met up with some of our friends

and took some pictures together with a beautiful background.  We had a great time, but was exhausted by the time 2am came around.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have to share.  I hope that you will have a good weekend and will have a fun time prepping for Thanksgiving.  I hope that you will have a chance to start reflecting on what you are thankful for too. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Blogging Peanuts Style

I hope that this post is finding you doing well.  I am feeling really tired this week.  I think having too much fun last weekend with going to the Tokidoki 10th Anniversary party two days in a row and to Disneyland on Sunday wore me out.  I have been taking it slow this week. Well todays post is going to be dedicated to some of my favorite characters- the Peanuts characters.  The Peanuts characters rank up there with Hello Kitty, the Tokidoki characters, and the Disney characters.  On Veteran's Day my family and I went to watch the Peanuts movie.

The movie was a little slow at times, but it's really cute and has a heart felt message in it.  It had some funny parts too.  To promote the movie McDonalds has been having Peanuts happy meal toys.  Of course I have been collecting them.  I am so excited to only need one more toys to complete my collection.  BTW, I have only been purchasing the toys.  I have not been eating all the happy meals.

Besides collecting the Peanuts happy meal toys I also have a Peanuts box that All detergent comes in.  My hubby surprised me with the box.  Ralphs was nice enough to let him have the box.

Of course this post would not be complete without some thing crafty with one of the Peanuts characters in it.  I made this birthday card for a friend that is a big fan of Snoopy.  I think she is even a bigger fan of him than I am.  :) 

Along with the card with Snoopy on it I gave her two Snoopy figures for her gift. 

She loved the card and the figures.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed weekend! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day!

I don't have anything crafty to share today.  I have some thing even better- a picture of a plaque in honor of my grandpa. 

We have freedom today because of great heroes like Grandpa/Great Grandpa Fong. Thank you Grandpa/Great Grandpa Fong for your service and to all those that have served and continue to serve our county. God bless them and their families.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hard Work and Fun Weekends

It was another busy week work and I continue to thank the Lord each day for strength to get through the day.  Although it has been super busy at work and a bit stressful at times, God has reminded me through the different kids that I work with on my caseload why I stay doing the job that I do.  I thank the Lord for each of the kids that God has provided me to work with and for the difference they have made in my life and for helping me make a difference in there's too.  Besides being busy at work I have been busy having some fun too.  Last weekend before going to Hello Kitty's 41st b-day party at a local Sanrio store I made a Hello Kitty thank you card for the owner of the store for always being so nice to my daughter and I. 

It was lots of fun playing games at the event,

winning fun prizes (My son played games for me to help me earn some cool Sanrio prizes and my daughter had fun earning her own prizes.),

and of course meeting Hello Kitty.

This week on Friday a good friend and I went to Tokidoki's 10th Anniversary party.  The party was amazing and so much fun.  We got to play games, go shopping, and meet some of our favorite characters.

We had so much fun yesterday that we went back again today.  To make a long story short we spoke to the person in charge of the event and asked about how to volunteer for the event.  She asked if we wanted to come back tomorrow to help and we said "yes."  My good friend, myself and my daughter got to volunteer for 10.5 hours at the event.  It was tiring but so much fun.  My friend and I are now pros at putting on temporary tattoos.

Beside volunteering we got a free lunch, got free tickets to play games to win prizes, meet the characters, and most importantly meet the designer of Tokidoki.  (I feel so blest to have gotten to meet him twice this year.)  He drew 3 sketches for my daughter and I and signed the coloring book that I purchased.

The past two weeks at work have been super busy, but my weekends have been one of the most memorable and fun ones.  I find it funny that it's always lots of fun going to different events but I have a much harder time bouncing back after each one.  I guess that's a sign that I am getting old.  LOL!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Mail, Onolicious Food, Good Friends, and Crafting

Happy First Day of November everyone!  I am so happy that it's the weekend.  I made it through a stressful week in one piece last week by God's grace and with Him providing people in my life to come along side to encourage and pray for me.  He allowed happy mail (an order from the Disney Store, an order from The Greeting Farm, and two cards with RAKs.) to arrive this week too which helped make things a bit brighter.  Here a picture of one of the RAKs and a card that I received.

To help end the week on a happy note I spent some time with friends.  Getting to hang out with a good friend on Friday for lunch

and good friends for dinner was the perfect way to help me end my week praising God for giving me strength to get through the week. 

Here is a picture of the food my friend Esther and I enjoyed for lunch (We had a poke stack for our appetizer.  For lunch we shared an ahi steak sandwich and a chicken kale salad.)

and what my family enjoyed and I had for dinner with our friends Lorraine and John. 

Before I end this post I am going to share what I made for Esther and the RAK that I surprised her with.  For those of you that know me you know that I like to coordinate the card and RAK that I give.

I also made and Lorraine and John some thing, but I will share that with you in a later post.  This is what Esther gave to me and surprised me with. 

I really like the Christian bracelet that she gave to me, the cute pumpkin that opens up, and the super cute pumpkin.  Despite it being a stressful week last week I thank God for how He has used it to teach me to rely on Him more.  I also thank Him for the blessing of good friends and the hobby of crafting to help me along.  Thanks for stopping by!