Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Butterfly wands!

Happy July!! Hope your summer is going great!  Just wanted to share some recent projects.  I've been very busy, and haven't been taking as much pics of my projects as I should. 

I made these wands for my besties daughter to give her little friends for her ballet recital.   I really kinda just winged this 1.  Jumped in totally blind, and just went with what worked!   I was so excited to make these and even more after they ended up being cute!  After I was done, I kept thinking to myself why didn't I try making this before?  

It was very simple!  I had some left of dowls from previous projects, so I just used those.  I ended up needing more last minute,  so I used chopsticks.  You can get a bag of assorted size dowls for a couple dollars at the craft store or I've even bought it at Walmart. I wrapped all the dowls and chopsticks with grosgain ribbon to jazz it up and make it more colorful.   I used foamies to make the butterflies and Hello Kitty.  I cut the foam with my big shot, using the diecuts.  If you don't have a die cut machine, you can easily trace and cut your own design or even just buy some cut pieces at the craft store or even Walmart.  I glued the pieces together and let set.  After the glue dried, I added a bow to finish it off!

I made her a little ballerina Hello Kitty goodie bag! To go with her Hello Kitty wand!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rrrrrrr you ready to parrrrrttyy?!

Hi! Just checking in!! I wanted to make a note, that my last couple posts have been from my phone via blogger app! It's pretty wonderful! I know I'm a little late to the party, but I did have it on my old phone bit didn't really use it.  I'm still getting the hang of the features, but it's pretty easy!

Anywho! How is your summer going so far??! Can you believe how fast June has gone by?! It's getting hotter around here, and currently I'm sick! #ick I hope to get better soon, because it sucks being sick when the weather is so perfect outside!  I hope you're enjoying the summer so far!

Just wanted to share a little birthday tag that I made recently!  It was a pirate theme, and such a cute parrrrrttyy!  I used the cricut for the entire tag.  Tags, bags, and boxes for the tag shape. Create a critter for the rest of the images.  I used raised double stick tape to make the images pop out a little more, and of course decorated the entire tag with my fave, white pen! Super simple, and fun!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spring Flings

It's been a little bit since my last post! I just wanted to share some things that I made recently for a couple of 1st birthdays! I'm enjoying the Summer so far, and trying to make the most of the sun!! What are your plans for the Summer?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Treasure!!

I know that this is a little late, but I just had to share!! A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to see Bruno Mars live in concert here in Hawaii!! To sum it up in a few words, I will say that it was AWESOME!!  It was so much fun! After his SUPER performance during this years Bruno Bowl, I mean Super Bowl I knew that seeing him live would be AMAZING!! Even though my tickets weren't the greatest and a bunch of our tickets were single seats, it was still so good!! He had 3 shows, I went to the Saturday show.  I have to admit that I was so excited that I couldn't sleep the night before.  I woke up so early for a Saturday, excited with anticipation! All day long I was anxiously awaiting the coming events!  We left the house at 4:30 to arrive early to get good parking.  Angela Johnson had 2 shows at the same venue that night, so the parking would surely be an issue.  We planned to go to Doraku across the street for Happy Hour, but with everyone having the same plan the wait was 2 hours. :(  That was not going to put a damper on my night! We walked a little ways down, and enjoyed some Margaritas and tacos at Wahoos! We walked back to the venue and to our surprise the line was already wrapped around the building.  The line went very swift and was very organized! In no time, we were inside standing with hundreds of others looking at the merch table! I made a bee line for the concession while the rest of my party split into bathroom lines, merch lines, and entrance to the arena lines.  With concert prices I was gonna make sure that I got the most bang for my buck, and ordered a Long Island ice tea! I was for sure guaranteeing myself a gnarly hangover the next day, but chopped it up to being so worth it for the sake of BRUNO!!! Still untangled in excitement, I was so ready for the concert to start! We went in to find our seats, and The Green went on! So happy for them, that they opened for Bruno!! Enjoyed a couple more drinks, I guess Long Islands made me feel like I was 21 again! haha! Finally when the curtain went up and Bruno hit the stage, it was on!! Let me tell you, he did not disappoint! It was the best concert I've ever been too! Even better than Michael Jackson! eek! Did I really just say that?? I think I did....don't get me wrong, Michael is and will always be the all time King.  It was the atmosphere, the intimacy of a smaller but packed venue that really made an impact! I really also think that because he's from Hawaii, and being home that he was more relaxed and at ease.  Seeing him up there, I really felt happy for him, and for how far he has come.  Even though, he has won a Grammy, and performed at the Super Bowl and all over the world, to see him at home on the stage where it pretty much started for him...he really has come full circle! I was so excited, half way through the concert, I was looking for a ticket to go to the Monday night show!! If you have the opportunity to see him live, DO IT!!





 It was amazing!
video 

This is my favorite song from The Green!

I apologize for the poor quality pics, I was so excited none of my pics turned out good! 

Cheers! to the local boys from Hawaii! Representing us well!! Bruno Mars and The Green!! This was a great night, one that I will surely TREASURE!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

EOSter goodies

This is another little treat that I made this Easter for my friends!! I used the EOS lip balms! They look like Easter eggs, so it is perfect for the occasion!  All I did was put it in a little clear baggie, and threw in some confettit, tied it with a cute ribbon and added a tag! Viola!  That's it! Smiles for everyone!  EOS smiles that is!!:) 

What's your fav EOS flavor?? Do you like any of the other products? 

Cheers!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For someBUNNY special!

Happy Easter! I know that it's a little late, but you know how it goes! I just wanted to share some Easter goodies that I made this year. 

This is a little goodie jar that I saw on pinterest!  I have to admit that I thought it was gonna be super easy to make, but was a little harder than I thought. I tweaked it a little here and there, and just went with what worked! 
 
To make this, I used edible grass, egg shaped candies, candy bunnies, mason jar, ribbons, and stickers.  The edible grass is very interesting, the green grass that I used here is green apple flavored, there is also little yellow bunny confetti that is banana flavored.  Stuff the grass inside the jar, I used a spoon to push it down and flatten it a little.   I added the egg shaped candy to the jar.  Through trial and error,  I decided to leave the bunny in the wrapper.  I've seen on pinterest that people use chocolate bunnies, and put them unwrapped in the jar.  I did not use chocolate bunnies, just because they were a little on the pricey side, and I wanted to keep the cost down.  The price of one chocolate bunny, was the same as a pack of five bunnies.  I got Reese's and cookies and cream bunnies.  Since they were a little on the smaller side, I opted to put two together in one jar.  I put them back to back,  so you could see it front and back in the jar.  I also want to add that the jar that I used, is completely smooth.   No writing,  or designs on the jar.  I got them at Walmart,  I was excited to find these babies!  I wedged the bunnies in the middle of the grass, and added more eggs around the bunnies to make Iittle more secure.  Adjust things around to your liking.   Now to add a little sass to the jar, I wrapped the outer rim of the jar with grosgain ribbon,  and put stickers on the top of the jar to jazz it up a little.  To top it of I added an Easter tag! 


 I love how these came out! It's so festive,  and doesn't it just make you wanna smile?! :) 

The fun thing about Easter, is that you can use pretty much any color!  It doesnt have to be just pastels! 

What do you love about Easter?!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Up up and away

It's been awhile since I have posted anything craft related.  Here we are in full Spring! April is here and soon it will be summer! This is a little birthday card that I made for a first birthday party.  For some reason, I have a thing for hotair balloons. I don't know what it is, but they fascinate me. This entire card was made with either punches or cricut cut outs. I love using shades of pink and purple! It's just the right amount of girly.  I hope to one day be able to go on a hotair balloon. It looks like so much fun!