Monday, March 31, 2008

Last Minute Final Touches...

Looks like I wasn't 100% satisfied with the card I made earlier and needed something to give it some oomph! Instead of starting from scratch, I decided just to add a little color to it.

I just added a strip of Petallics cardstock in Juniper Berry, trimmed the top side with an edger scissor, dabbed chalk ink along the edges and doodled in the dots with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen in Sky-star.

Here it is, the new and improved "Whitemares & Daydreams" fka "White Nights, Golden Daze" Birthday card...haha!

Don't come too close, I might bite...

I better remember to mail the two birthday cards I made tomorrow.

Until next time...

Card Project #3: White Nights, Golden Daze

I made a new birthday card in the wee hours of the morning (I should've been in bed by now). It's all in white and topped on an Iced White metallic cardstock. The background was designed in Illustrator, cut out on the Craft Robo and rounded the corners with a corner punch. Then I embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder and dotted the outside stroke of the number 40 with Stickles. I also, added a white ribbon.

A closer look...

I hope you all like it.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Photo Moments: Honolulu Daijayama Matsuri

Here are couple shots from the 14th Annual Honolulu Festival grand parade, which happened last weekend (March 16, 2008).

Daijayama is the Fire Spitting Dragon from Fukuoka Prefecture in Kyushu. Each summer the Daijayama Summer Festival attracts over 400,000 spectators, celebrating an old legend dating back over a thousand years. Dragon floats parade through the main streets in Fukuoka Prefecture each July manned by thousands of people. Folklore has it that the dragon is a water god, blessing the farmlands with water and children with good health. The Honolulu Festival will feature this towering dragon float measuring 20 feet in height and 33 feet in length at the Grand Parade. It will be manned by over 200 people. Fireworks will light up the skies of Waikiki as the performers dance to the drums and flutes of traditional Japan.
~Honolulu Festival~

Until next time...

Scor-Pal And Other Stash

Went craft shopping early this morning because there's another parade (second one this week) in Waikiki before they shut down Kalakaua Avenue (main strip into Waikiki) again this afternoon. It's going to be a traffic mess getting into Waikiki.

Anyway, I finally got the Scor-Pal...

I also bought more papers and cardstocks, G Studio (Hampton Art) rubber stamps and DMD clear stamps, Stickles and an Inkssentials Opaque Pen in White. I purchased these items at J's Knickacks and Craft Supply.

Yesterday, I also bought some stuff at Marukai 99 Superstore. Alot of the items in store range from $ .99 to 1.99. I miss the days when they first opened as a 99-cent store and most of the stuff are made in Japan, now all the products are made in China and Korea.

I got this Speedball Brayer at Fisher Hawaii on Thursday...

I'm debating if I should go check out the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole Celebrattion Parade, it's just a block from my place...hmmm.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Handmade with Aloha Stamp

I bought this "Handmade with Aloha" rubber stamp by Stampettes at Walmart tonight. This is perfect for stamping the back of my cards and projects I make.

I also got some other stuff too...

I still need to get a birthday stamp, hopefully tomorrow.

Until next time...

Card Project #2: Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card

Today I spent my day off making this card for my sister's birthday next week. I saw a Peek-a-Boo card tutorial at Dawns Stamping Thoughts and wanted to give it a try. On my first attempt, I screwed up and had to make another.

Here's the card I made...

The inside of the card is not quite finished and I still need to get a birthday stamp.

Don't you just love it?

Now I need to make another for my brother's 40th birthday two days later (or was it earlier), I forgot.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More Goodies

I bought a few stuff at Fisher Hawaii and Price Buster during my break. Got more scrap papers for my Blippie Purse order and also, bought other essentials.

I have tomorrow off because it's Kuhio Day and State offices are closed, so I'll have time to work on my Blippe Purses.

Until next time...

Monday, March 24, 2008


Today, I showed off my Blippie Purse collection to a few ladies at various offices I go to daily and they all loved it. One lady loved it so much, she already paid me to make about 40 for her office staff and it will all be personalized because she gave me a long list of names. Looks like I'll busy making these this week.

Until next time...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

More Blippie Purses

The last few days, I've been making more of the Blippie Purses.

This is the original Blippie Purse I made and wanted to play with the Stickles (Star Dust) I got over the weekend. Don't you just love the sparkles.

Here are some new ones...

I hope you all like it :)

UPDATE! (April 19, 2008) See over 40 Blippie Purses at my Picasa Web Album.

Until next time...

SHOPpy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Today, I went to Ben Franklin Crafts because they were having a 20% Off Bag Sale on this Easter Sunday.

I didn't buy too much, just some basic essentials...

...and also got myself the Pink Crop-A-Dile and case.

Yesterday, I got a few stuff at J's Knicknack. I bought a couple bottle of Stickles, ribbons and cardstock.

Until next time...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Scraft Project #1 - Blippie Purse (Sneak Peek)

Aloha Friday Everyone! I got Good Friday off and decided to work on my first craft project. I created a Blippie Purse (Binder Clip Purse), which was inspired from a Binder Clip Tutorial at Chic n' Scratch. Being me, I wanted to get even more creative , so I designed an original template in Illustrator CS2 and exported it to Craft Robo Master to have it cut out. I learned how to create my own scallop circle, since I don't own any shape punchers, from an Illustrator tutorial at ARTmusings.

Anyway, it's still a work-in-progress and you get to see a sneak peek of what I've created.

Close-up shot...

Strikin' a pose...

For me?

Ain't that Cute?

I'm still improving on the design and hopefully, have the template available for download soon.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Modified my Rig-a-ma-jig again

I decided that I needed to add an extra shelf and widen the shelf-top. I went to City Mills to get more PVC joints and a pipe.

Finally, it's done!

I used a piece of coroplast (corrugated plastic sheet) as a temporary shelf-top...

I used jumbo paperclips for the hooks...

I found something better. They're called "Clip Rings" for hanging curtains, which I found tonight while looking around in Walmart.

(Defect) The only one that couldn't fit :(

Here's what it looks like after sliding the rings in...perfect fit!

How cool is that?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All Pau (Finished)

I finally finished my project, which I now called the "Rig-a-ma-jig"...

I still need to put in a few acrylic shelves, but for now, I'll be using thick pieces of cardboard.

Here's my little craft area...