Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas 2012

This year is quickly coming to an end! Can you believe it? Xmas is around the corner and 2013 is sneaking up as we speak!!!... Time is speeding by... Anyhow - just wanted to share what chaos I've been up to. Some of you know I've been taking some mini vacay's here and there these last couple of weeks... 2 weeks ago I took another week off.. And well - I didn't go anyhwere - just stayed home doing my crafts and making the house messy. (yah the house needs to be thoroughly cleaned...thus I'm taking another 3 days off... let/s see if that task will be done!) Below is some of the stuffs I've finished... whew...

Just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a merry xmas 2012..I'm thankful I have great friends and family that have been by my side for a long time. ;)
And I'd like to say a prayer of remembrance for those innocent lives
(young and old)
that were taken during the shooting's at the elementary school last week. It was such a senseless crime at a time when we should all be celebrating the holiday season. It saddens me.
It makes me even more THANKFUL that we live Hawaii.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

First off - had a Birthday potluck 11/20/12. Good friend turned the BIG 3-0... Found this diy cake pop project - that I just had to try. I used Red Velvet Cake, white chocolate coating and some decorations. Viola - yummy and cute snacks.
Happy 30th Birthday Girl! ;) (she wants to be anonymous)

Thanksgiving is extra special this year - not only is it the day we give "THANKS" for all that we have in our lives - it is my youngest son's 10th Birthday!... Yay - my baby is double digits old! We will have a small party for him at lunch and spend our yearly Thanksgiving Dinner with my inlaws at Prince Court that night. Bleh... eating all day and night. Then ofcourse - start shopping the BLACK FRIDAY DEALS..!!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Double Baby Shower!

Thought I'd share some of the crafts I made for the Double Baby Shower we had today for  Bing & Nancy at Old Spaghetti Factory. It turned out pretty good, although we RUSHED the games...a little... I'm glad everyone had fun. Both gals are having BOYS in January 2013! Congrats to them both. They'll both be great mothers.
The prizes - had some leftover clothes pins - made them into magnets

The Centerpieces were tissue covers and I made these diaper cakes for the gals
Can't see it clearly - but crochet a hat and baby bunting, and sewed (yes you heard me -sewed) some flannel pieces onto some burp clothes.

The Favor - snack popcorn/lollipop and our Guess the Baby game (that was fun)

I haven't been to OLD Spaghetti Factory since the 90'z...and the food was just as good as I remembered. Although I kinda wanted to order the Italian Soda!!! Darn... well I'm forcing my hubby to bring me next time.. (won't take no for answer!)

It was a such a nice party - it was therapeutic to get together with my co-workers in a NON-STRESSFUL environment!
And I'm on a short vacay! YAY!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween Goodies - a little more

Yummies for Ian's Class - didn't break my promise - I told him no goodie bags - but bked cupcakes instead.

Goodies for my peeps at work. ;)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll

It's Fall already - meaning it's Halloween once again.  I've been so so so busy lately and kinda STRESSED.  Usually crafting -DE-STRESSES me - but well... work has been occupying pretty much ALOT of my time - so CRAFTING came second.  (and therefore... my stress has been increasing as a result... ) However..I did squeeze in some time this weekend... I wish I could have done more... Tomorrow - after work - I plan to make some treats... ;) (if I'm NOT too tired-we'll see)

Goodie bags for Ian's neighborhood friends - I'm NOT allowed to give goodie bags for his classmates (He'll be too embarrassed)....
Also forgot to show the crochet ribbon lei I gave to a good friend that recently moved to the mainland a few weeks ago.

Made some goodie bags for some little girls that I know. My boys are too OLD for goody bags
 (as my youngest told me)

Have a Safe Halloween - and remember to BRUSH YOUR TEETH!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tissue Box covers

Found something new to do. Made Tissue Box Covers out of scrapbook papers. It was pretty fun and easy to make. One was made for a friend as a "thank you" gift.  The other is for an upcoming baby Shower in November - it will be the centerpieces.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bereavement Card

Another one of my co-worker's loved one has passed on. It was a really sad year - this is the 3rd Bereavement card I'd made for a Father that had moved on.... Below is the card.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Best Wishes - Cybil (wait did I spell it wrong?)

A great co-worker and wonderful person is leaving our company once again.
Just wanted to share the card that I created for her. It's made with a brown paper bag and some designer paper etc. I hope she liked it. It was pretty neat working with her and only wish her the very best for the future!!

I was off for a week - and I had the NEED to crochet... I crochet quite a bit that week. I made several of these headbands. Aren't they cute? - wish I had daughters.. hmmm... maybe Ian shall wear one for me? ha ha


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cards Cards Once Again-Step Cards

Made some cards - had some time....enough said. ;)
2 birthdays - 1 in august and the other in september...

wedding in august....

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Hello - haven't posted back for awhile...well suffice it to say... I've been busy.!... I had quite a few projects that I've been juggling all at once... a slideshow for a 50th wedding anniversary, program for a funeral, 1st birthday invite and graduation party invite, favors,guest book etc...... (and to top it off - I'm off to training in the mainland in 2 weeks!!...) I've been trying to finish up my projects before I leave...or at least finish a majority of it... I'm just down to finishing up the 1st birthday invitations...(for some reason - it's turning out to be more harder than I had initially thought... ha ha... it's all good. ) Anyhow - thought I'd SHARE some of the projects that I've been working on... see below...

My neice Jasmine-Chanel - graduated 2012 Campbell Highschool (proud Auntie feeling old right now!)

Her Guest Book - tried my best to make it "unique"...hope it will do

Below is the invite Folded explosion card for my good friend "Vic's" beloved grandaughter sophia...
My younger son actually helped me fold the cards up... he's just like mommy - crafty...the other one... uh I dunno...he's like his dad... (ha ha)

Lastly, but not least... I made a set of bereavement cards for my good friend "S"... who's father just recently past away.

gosh -that was a LONG post.... well I figured... I won't have time to be posting until maybe mid august... or whenevers... so I thought I'd catch up!

Till next time! - J

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Baby Shower Gift ... for Baby Shyne

Hello it's been awhile since I've posted anything, hasn't it?.. Well - none-the less I've still been creating stuffs - just didn't have time to post them.
Below are photos of a 3 drawer card box I created for my coworker's ("J") newborn daughter Shyne. (how lucky - he also has a boy - named ... Ryze... yes...Ryze and Shyne... ;) I shall give the present when he returns from his mini-vacay.

there's some goodies for baby in there... hope they like it..


Friday, May 25, 2012

May Crafts (a few more)

Before we set off on our 1 night staycation at Pagoda Hotel - I thought I'd post a few more of the crafts I've finished.

Another Lei - for a friend getting married

A Small Box Card - to fit a personalized

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lei Creations...

Mayday came and went and now it's on to Graduation!... Below are 3 quick lei's I made up. (literally)
A graduation lei - for Jornalyn (Lorna's daughter) - didn't realize she's graduating from Campbell Highschool this year. My how time flies!!!. This lei is made with orange nd blck curly ribbon that I crochet into flowers then single crochet the fuzzy green yarn. Added a Money Butterfly Origami (as a little "something" for her)

My neice Jasmine is also graduating from Campbell Highschool as well - so I made this money lei -
For some reason I had TONZ of left over orange and black Tulle and ribbon. (hmmm...must be from previous graduation years)... So I tried to use up my materials - added the money origami as "extra". Hope she likes it.

my baby Ian - modeling the lei. ha ha...

Straw maile yarn lei. - I finally made one. I've always wanted to make one. It's actually pretty easy - BUT you need to make 3 strands and wind them together to make 1 lei. (that's the only hard part - and ALSO trying to keep them entwined is TRICKY!) - this one I made for Ian's 4th grade teacher. (hope she liked it...)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Flashback while I was Cleaning!

I'm on a minivacay for about 5 days. My parents are due back from a month long vacay from the Philippines in 2 days...So you know what that means?... Time to do some major cleaning. It's been a LONG month... For one thing.... Doing the laundry is the HARDEST thing... I'd rather do a stack load of DIFFS, trays and trays of UA processesing, racks of SEDRATES than do laundry.. It's not as easy as it looks. After doing 4 loads - I wonder... "hmmm...why are the clothes still dirty?...what the heck?..." (so I put it back in the hamper for another try next time. ha ha ha...) Anyhow - I'm going off the point (yet again) - Anyhow - as I was TRYING to clean my room (I have Ian's room to clean as well...) - I found a whole bunch of nostalgic 80'z stuff... Which then got me to REMINISE once again about the past. I decided to take pics since... I work with ALOT of young'ens that have no idea what I'm talking about sometimes...

Found this old PAY N SAVE BAG... remember this store? which originally was PAYLESS store...?

Found this ANCIENT 1/2 folder .... the popular fad back in the day - where we cut the folder in half then decorate it with electrical tape and colored plastic (don't forget to put foil in it too - to get that 80'z effect to it.) I must add - my folder is kinda UGLY... wasn't very good at making it. My cuz Lou had some pretty nice looking ones. (she's craftier than I. ha ha ha - but she's too busy with her life to I do nothing - except work, bake,craft and stay home..)

check out the classic 80'z sticker.. ha ha ha. got this at Summer's Place (at ala moana center - it's LONG gone now). I still have a STICKER FETISH.. it's my weakness. (one of many weaknesses I've got)

guess what I found in that folder? a page of Easter Seals stamp from 1986!!!! OMG!!!

 Then I found these goodies from ancient past - WAY before our digital camera days.
The top photo I do believe is the "Disc" Camera - and the film came in a circle (cool)
The above photo is of th 110 film, 35 mm and slide. We've come a LONG way since then haven't we?. I just look back in amazement... 1986 - 2012... YIKES...

Found this as well in the package - reminder of my crazy MENUDO days. Can you believe this is a small envelope that I hand taped (with scotch tape - didn't have a laminator then....) .... I think I sealed a LOVE letter to Roy in there... it's still sealed from 1986!!!... ha ha... was thinking of opening it.. decided not to.

and ONE more thing....

this is AIR SUPPLY!!! To my "younger" crew that did not know who Air Supply was... here they are in all their 80'z glory.
I swear sometimes... I feel so ancient when I work with them.

Anyhow - no craft post today... I was (supposed) to be cleaning house!! HA HA HA... I've got another day..

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter 2012

Happy Easter everyone! - I can't believe we're into April so soon? (wasn't it just March a week ago?...)
Time is moving way to fast. (I wish it would slow down a bit...) Anyhow - I've created some goodies for easter...since I'm not creating goody bags for Ian any longer... I created some easter "bags" for my neice - Bella and some of my coworkers daughters... ;)

I made a larger bag and a smaller one

The larger bag

What it looks like opened.
Closeup of the little bag

What I could "stuff" in there