Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

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!  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teacher Appreciation Week last week I made several gifts/tags for my daughter to give to her teacher. I decorated an apple


and made an apple tag.  My daughter wrote a special message on the back of  the tag.


I made a tag to attach to dark chocolate candy bar which is her teacher's kind of chocolate.


I also made a little tag for a bag of veggie chips. Veggie chips is her teacher's favorite snack.


My daughter decorated this Minion for her teacher.


Mrs. DeClerk is a fab teacher and has taught my daughter so much.  I hope that she felt extra special this week being honored with different gifts by my daughter and her friends.  Before ending this post I want to share a picture of some thing super yummy that a good friend had delivered to my work for my belated b-day gift.  What a nice and yummy surprise that added some extra aloha to my day. 


Thanks for stopping by! I hope that everyone is having a good weekend so far and will have a wonderful week.  :)


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Two Special Days This Past Week

This past week was Administrative Assistant Day.  At work I have 4 fabulous secretaries that do so much for our work family.  We would definitely be lost without them.  As a special "thank you" I made them each a post it holder. 


I purchased plastic frames and put cute polka dotted paper in them.  Then I personalized each of them and put a post it on each one. I think they turned out pretty cute.  This week was also my birthday.  I have been having lots of fun celebrating for past two weeks and look for to getting together with a few more friends soon. Here are few pictures of how I have celebrated so far.  Some friends took me out to lunch and we dropped by the Hello Kitty Café afterwards for dessert.



My hubby and kids took me out to dinner at my favorite Hawaiian restaurant.


The restaurant gave me a complementary coconut (haupia) cheese cake- my favorite.


My hubby took me out on a lunch date at a local steak house.


The restaurant gave me a complimentary dessert (crème brulee)


and a box of chocolates. 


Stay tune for more pictures soon of happy times with family and friends to celebrate my birthday along with some fun birthday cards. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Another Fun Round of the Tea Swap

Happy Saturday!  I hope that everyone is doing well.  Yes, I am up late.  It is 1:20am.  I thought that it would be best for me to write this post before I hit the sack since I have a busy day ahead.  I may be too tired to write a post at the end of the day.  Today I will be posting the tea swap from last month which had the optional theme "Tropical."  For those of you who know me that is one of my favorite themes since Hawaii is one of my "Happy Places."  I was fortunate enough to be paired up with my friend Carol.  BTW that is the friend that I went shopping with at Marker Pop.  I posted pictures of us at their warehouse a few posts back.  Carol made me two awesome cards.  Both of them are fabulous,


but the tea themed one is out of this world fabulous.  Check out how it looks when you open it.  Wowzers!  Besides the two cards she surprised me with some pretty ribbon and


This is the card that I made for her.  I made her a Hello Kitty themed tropical card since she is a big fan of HK too. Along with the card I made her a bow.  I put a HK button for the center. (Sorry I had a hard time cropping this picture on my computer.)


I put the bow on a box of tea cookies for her to enjoy with the teas that I gave to her. (Sorry about the flash from my phone that cause a spot of light on the box.)


It was definitely another fun round of the tea swap.  If any of you are ever interested in joining the swap please let me know. It's a fun way to meet new friends, receive cool cards and RAKs, and of course try out new teas.  Have a fun and crafty weekend!  Until next time, God bless!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Gifts and Tags

Happy Easter!  I hope that everyone had a good Easter.  Mine was very meaningful with my family and I starting our Easter on Friday by going to good Friday service at church.  Then yesterday we went out with three other families to visit a church about an hour a half away to join their Easter program.  Today we went to Sunday School and to worship at our church.  Beginning from Friday God has reminded me through different songs and messages from the Bible that no matter what the circumstance as Christians we have hope because of what Jesus has done on the cross for us.  I praise God for that reminder.  If any of you would like more detail about what I am talking about please let a comment.  To celebrate that my Savior is Risen I made carrot magnets. 


On the big carrots I wrote the message "No bunny loves you like Jesus." 


I also made tags using the retired Lattice die from Stampin Up.


Lastly I asked my hubby to draw a cross on some eggs for my Sunday School students.  I left the eggs empty to remind them that "Jesus is Risen." The two egg shells are supposed to symbolize the empty tomb. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week everyone!

Friday, April 7, 2017

February-March's Secret Sister Swap

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful April so far.  Today I am going to share with you February-March's Secret Sister round.  It was another fun one since I was paired up with my friend Mary.  We have never met each other by our love for God and card making has made us kindred spirits.  When we KIT in our e-mails it seems like we have known each other for years.  Well without too much more jabbering here is the card that made for her. 


I made a card that is similar to this one for another friend.  It is in a different color and I added a Japanese girl.


This is how both of the cards would look if they were open.


This is the pretty card that she sent to me. 


Before I end this post I wanted to share with you where my friend Carol and I went to visit a week ago.  We went shopping at the Marker Pop warehouse.  We love shopping in their online store so we thought it would be fun to go shopping at their warehouse.  Although we expected it to be a lot bigger than it was we still had a lot of fun and purchase some cool products. 





They have sale products from some of my favorite stamp companies- The Greeting Farm, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, and My Favorite Things. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Friday, March 31, 2017

My Week With Friends and Crafting

This week I had a week off from work which was very nice and relaxing.  I thank the Lord for the chance to relax and spend some time with different good friends.  I surprised each of them with a RAK.  On Monday I went our to lunch with Esther. This is what I surprised her with.


She made this beautiful card for me.


Esther I went our for Mexican food.  The menudo was my favorite.


On Tuesday I went out to lunch with Rita.  This is what I made and got for her.



We went to a restaurant at the mall that makes different types of chicken.  I ordered Hainan Chicken and she ordered roasted chicken


On Wednesday afternoon my hubby and I went to a museum together and had lunch together.  He ordered Loco Moco with an oxtail sauce.  I ordered Duck Confit.  We shared an eggplant dish that is made in three different ways.  I should have surprised my hubby with a card, but I didn't.  I will have to whip up one for him one day soon.


On Wednesday evening Susanna and I went to prayer meeting together and went out for dessert afterwards.

This is what I made for her and gave to her.

I thank the Lord for the opportunity to spend time with some of my good friends this week and with my hubby. It was fun to get to make a card/project each day this week.  Stay tune for what I worked on yesterday.  Have a wonderful weekend!



Monday, March 27, 2017

Meeting One of My Favorite Authors

Hope that this post is finding everyone having a wonderful Spring so far.  Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  The only problem is that when Spring starts my allergies do too.  The past few days my allergies have been pretty bad.  Hopefully it will be under control soon.  Okay enough about my allergies.  Let's move onto what I did almost a week ago.  Last Tuesday I went to a local bookstore and met one of my favorite Asian American authors, Lisa See.  Before going to her book signing and new book release I made her a card and wrote her a special message.


Listening to her talk about the research she did before writing her new book and how she met the different people that the characters in her book portray was so interesting. I am fortunate enough that this was my second time having the opportunity meet Lisa. 


It was great that if we purchased her new book that evening that we can get 3 other books that she wrote signed.  I asked her to sign two of my books from home and a friend's book.


After and before the event they served tea.


Before I end this post I wanted to share a fun event that my family and I attended this weekend.  We went to a Bubble Run at Angel Stadium.  It was a 3 mile run/walk with 5 bubble tunnels. 



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!