Thursday, December 22, 2011

December is one busy month!

Greetings all.... it's almost Christmas... Can you guys believe it? This was one busy month for me - besides WORK being busy as usual - I've been busy CRAFTING. ;) I did my Xmas Shopping EARLY this year (and previous years also) - but still needed to CRAFT a box to house my little goodies. Below is a photo of the EXPLOSION gift boxes. They were fun to make - just use a 12 x 12 scrapbook cardstock paper, Sc at 4" each of  and decorate.

This is how it looks when it's opened - doesn't it look like it "exploded?"

I "fit" little goodies for da girls at a Xmas Brunch last weekend. Hope they liked it.

A little goodie box for guess... Brandie ;)

This is how it looks opened.
Last but not least - I had a Christmas Brunch that I attended last weekend at Hale Koa. Met up with the "old" Gang at STAT LAB. It was nice and fun CATCHING up about old times and what's new with them. MISS THEM.  Anyhow - made some White Chocolate Covered OREO lollipops with CANDYCANE sprinkles. I finally got to CREATE something with my chocolate fondue pot that my hubby gave me for xmas one year. (yay).

I hand dipped 50 of these night... i stayed up LATE... (I actually worked that same day...came home...watched korean...then decided to make them... bad decision - I stayed up till 2 a.m.) - didn't realize I had to "set" the lollipop stick in the cookie FIRST before dipping them... Then let them SET in the fridge AGAIN so that I may WRAP them up...So thus - I stayed up till 2 a.m. THAT's what you call L.O.V.E.!!! (or INSANITY... ha ha ha)

It's actually YUMMY and nice to look at.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Santa Puzzle Pin

Hello - been busy -... had a week off - yay...!! - (back to work Tuesday).
  MADE - Christmas Santa Puzzle Pin.
I have TONZ of puzzle pieces that are just sitting and collecting DUST. (literally)... I get into these moods where I just wanna buy a 1000 piece puzzle of anything - thinking that we'll finish it as a FAMILY... (I just bought a 1000 pc puzzle of the LAST has yet to be opened... ) Anyhow - I couldn't throw away the pieces - so found this project on the net. Painted the santa face - cut up some flower pieces using my FLOWER DIE for the cuttlebug, got some leftover pin backings - and VIOLA! - my next craft project.
I'll be handing them out at work - just the GALZ ofcourse - coz the GUYS won't where "pins"... yah know.

Below are the photos....

Larger view.

I made Reindeer Puzzle Pin years ago when I still worked at STAT LAB.

This one was a little harder to make - more gluing of the yes, the nose, the ears
and the bead.