I can't believe that it's already December and the holidays are fast approaching!! As the UHWO semester comes to an end, I can say that I survived one more semester. I did continue to work full-time teaching my 3 year olds, volunteer for my daughter's band boosters club, and tried to craft between studying for the English and Early Childhood Ed courses!! I did find myself apologizing A LOT since our inventory sold out quickly!! Can you believe that I started crafting early in the spring too?? Remind me not to take 2 classes in the fall semester again when it's time for registration!! hahaha!!
Anyhoo, although these cell charms are gone and sold out, I'm trying to create more of these cute charms. I notice that the dogs and bears were the first to go...thank Renae from Two Scoops Rice Design, aka TSRD, for designing these cute images!! Thanks Renae!!
Also, we were invited to attend the Okinawan Center, aka HUOA, on Wednesday, December 8th, from 5-9pm.
So we hope that you will come and visit us!! Mention this blog post and receive a free gift!!
WOW! I took this picture a while back and I think the albums are almost gone! We're still looking for the albums so we can make more...let me know if you have any connections to get these 4X6 albums!! What we have left are really LIMITED EDITIONS!!
I enjoy making them and they make perfect gifts! Images are by Two Scoops Rice Design, The Greeting Farm, and All That Scraps...they are my favorite companies!! The images are just TOO cute!
We will be at Noelani Elementary this Saturday from 9am-2pm!! Hope to see you there!! :)
As 2010 continues, I still have the same excuse...so much to do with so little time! I just wanted to remind you live your life with no regrets, because you never know...In the last week of July, I lost my brother of a sudden death. I had texted with him that morning, not knowing that it would be the last time that I would hear from him. It saddens me that he is gone, but in my heart, I know that he will always be with me as he walks with the Lord. We have had a difficult relationship while growing up, but have gotten close in the past few years. I miss him dearly, but know that he is in a better place...
Now that the fall season is upon us, life continues to be busy with full-time work, running Kassidy's Kreations, going to UHWO and taking care of family matters. I still manage to find time to keep in close tabs with friends. Thank goodness for wonderful friends! When life gets difficult, you know who your real friends are, because they are there for you day and night! I'm so thankful and blessed to have them!! Thank you friends!!
I'm sorry that I can't keep up with this blog like my blogging sisters, but I will continue to post our "kraft" fair schedule...please come and visit us to say hi!! Take care and sending you all hugs!! *hug!*
Hi there! Hope you are enjoying the summer!! I'm glad that I have been able to enjoy some sun while 'krafting' away, working full-time and spending time with my kid!!I've been trying to keep up the household chores and everything else, it nearly seems to impossible to do all that I want to finish...so taking it one day at a time...:)I have been reminded..."that you are perfect as you are. God doesn't create faulty life. No. Everything created by God is perfect, and so are you. So stop driving yourself mad with endless ways to improve, and just accept the glory of your being as is." So with that being said, just live life as God wants you to...I know, for me, there are always new things to learn and experience...God will provide!! I know that some of you may not agree with this, but it was words that I needed to hear...
Anyhoo, I just wanted to share this recipe, which is perfect for the summer get togethers!! It's one of my favorites and hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do. I did laugh when I saw the date from my last post...it's been a whole month!! hahaha!! Sorry about that...life has been an adventure and I'm really enjoying the summer!! Hope you are too! I'm not looking forward to starting UHWO classes again, but I'm eager to learn something new. :) Pray for me that I get lots of inventory done now, so I can focus when the fall semester starts! heehee!
Aiya! It's been a LONG time, huh!? I didn't realize that the time has gone by so quickly! All I have to say is that I'm glad that this semester is over and I have a little time to breathe before jumping back in for fall semester...I'm still working on inventory for the upcoming fairs, working full-time and keeping up with special orders!! It's not easy and I have found more bills that need to be taken care of...so I'm sad to say that my Japan trip has been cancelled...I was REALLY sad for about a week, but still hopeful that I will go someday in the near future!! :)
In the next couple of posts, I will be sharing some digital scrapbooking that I have been doing. This family recipe is one of my favorites! I had compiled a bunch of recipes and made a book to give away for Christmas in 2009. I had gotten the idea from Bliss, who I adore for all that she is...friend, mother, sister, wife and a blessing to all that she knows. You can find digital products here:
I hope that you will be just as inspired as I am to "kreate" fun and simple gift ideas!
Hey there!! WOW! It's been a LONG time...sorry...been stressin' with juggling life...time managment and still trying to have fun!! :) Just wanted to let you know what's going on this weekend...this is the email I got from Moanalua High Craft Fair promoters!! We'll be there!! Hope to see you there too!!
Save the date, mark your calendars, and help spread the word...
Moanalua High School Music Boosters Association
Spring Craft Fair
May 1, 2010 Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
at Moanalua High School
2825 Ala Ilima St.
Fabulous crafts, plants, gift items, & ono food!
Parking lot opens to the public at 8:00am
Benefits the Moanalua High School Music Department
By the way, the album posted is a mini photo that I created for my mini recipe book that I had given away for Christmas and for RAKs....the popcorn image is Two Scoops Rice Designs and yes, I was crazy enuff to cut all the little pieces out!! LOL! Sad to say, but I thought it was kinda fun to cut!! Hope to post some of the recipes soon!! Gotta get back to work and kraft, kraft and kraft! Have an awesome day!! :)
Hi there! I didn't realize that my last post was that long ago...spring break came and went!! The DOE spring break is the week before UH and private schools spring break, so it's challenging to plan for trips!! grr!! Did anyone go anywhere or do anything fun? I stayed home, but my other half of the fam went to Florida for a cheer competition trip! They had fun and enjoyed themselves! :)
I just wanted to share my cell phone charm. I'm not sure if I had already shared it, but I did have to change the TSRD doggie, since it fell off! I love bears, doggies and bunnies, so I made them on a cell phone charm. Do you think that others would be interested, if I had them at the craft fairs? I like to work with shrink plastic and found that Judy Kins is the easiest brand to work with! Anyhoo, as you can tell I also like blue and green and love hearts! :)
The TSRD animals are so CUTE! They remind me of animal cookies! I also have the kitty cat, but it looked a bit much with four animals on the charm...
Anyway, hope all is well with all of you! Have a great week!
Hi all! Hope all is well with all of you!! Did you already hear?? We will be at Mililani High School's craft fair this Saturday, March 20th from 9am-2pm. We will be giving away some "kraft fair kandy!!" With every purchase of $10, you will pick a mini keytag of your choice!!...and yes, it is hand crafted!! I'm working hard on them and we will not be selling them on Saturday...but mention that you saw it on our blog and you will get to choose one for FREE!! Hope to see you all there!!
Hi all!! Hope all is well!! This weekend at Pauoa Elementary was okay. We were hoping to be a lot busier, but we had fun talking with others and enjoyed the beautiful weather!! :)
This picture that I am sharing with you is my dew drop collection...am I anal or organized?? I had all these bottles of dew drops, mixed with colors and was getting frustrated opening several bottles and picking colors...grr!! So I had to sort them by color...hahaha!! I know what you're thinking...'she's krazy!' but it's ok, I love you guys anyway!! hahaha!!
As krazy busy as we get, this little 'anal/organized' idea has made production a little bit faster!! I'm hoping to work on more post-its, card cases and pocket portfolios for the craft fairs that are coming up soon!! Be on the look out, we may be giving out some 'kraft fair kandy' soon!!
Hi there! Hope all is well! I didn't realize that almost 2 weeks has past since my last post! Sorry about that!! Now that the taxes are done, bills are being paid and over time at the job has slowed down, I've been busy working on UH West Oahu homework and inventory for fairs!! YAY!! :) This is an older pic that was taken during our 2009 craft fair season. I finally downloaded the pics into my computer to post! These card cases, luggage tag and datebook were made by evie and myself! We just can't get enough of the greeting farm, cc designs, two scoops rice design and penny black!!
We are getting ready for the upcoming spring fairs and hope to see you there!! Our first one will be at Pauoa Elementary Craft Fair on March 6, 2010 from 11am-4pm. They are having a family fun day, so please come down and support Pauoa Elementary!! Have a blessed week!
Hello! Hello! Hope everyone is enjoy this wonderful day of red!! Whether it's Valentine's or Chinese New Year!! It should be a wonderful day all around!! :)
I couldn't help but crack up at kraftkat's last post!! That is SO Kassidy's Kreations, isn't it!? flipped photo...gotta keep you guys on your toes!! heehee!
Anyway, I just wanted to share these boxes that my friend, Ronnica cut from her die cut machine...these boxes were easy to put together and fun to decorate! I punched a heart from marvy for the background, used a puffy heart to decorate with glitter glue and stamped CC designs bear hugs on flocked paper, cut'em out and added'em on...the pink boarder sticker was on there, which I think is Mrs. Grossman's...that was Ronnica's idea!! :) super easy and gave it to my class for Valentine's Day! Inside: playdough for the boys and Hello Kitty shower gel for the girls. I also added some lycee with green gummi frogs and McDonald's coupons for Chinese New Year! The kids loved it!! :)
OMG! Just had to share what an exciting weekend I'm having! :) Besides finishing up my taxes, I was able to visit my friend, Sherryl's house in Wahiawa!! We went to see the cherry blossoms and Kass and I loved it!! Thank you Sherryl!! As sweet as she is, she also gave us this RAK!! Party mix (our favorite!), cherry blossoms and this sweet chocolate strawberry box!! She did say that her friend, had gotten the strawberry from someone's else blog (sorry, can't remember which blog, but thank you to the clever person(s) for the wonderful idea!!). The original idea was a strawberry with a four petal top, but sherryl had made it with five petals and added the brown for chocolate dip!! YUM!! It's such a CUTE idea!!
Thank you for letting me share!! Hope everyone has an awesome 3 day weekend!!
Hi Everyone...kraftkat here. How's your week going? As Myra always sez, it's been krazy busy...so k-k-krazy that we flipped our pics! (Well the photo would just not behave!!! Oh, well...made ya look!)
Just short post just to share some of the krafting that we had for our make 'n take event a couple of Sunday's back. It was our 2nd Annual Kick-Off, and fun for those who could make it. There were lots of kreations and good snacks shared by all. Hope you like these ideas...maybe good for a quick treat: Valentine or beyond.
Watching the Winter Olympics as well. So sad that a fatal accident already happened. Crossing my fingers 'n toes that the rest of the games go well> Looks exciting!
Hope you all enjoy a Happy Valentines Day and Happy Chinese New Year this Sunday, with lots hugs/treats from your loved ones!
Hi there all!! Life really has been so 'krazy' busy here, and we are trying to recover from the kick-off...kraftkat will be posting some pics later in the week of what we did...we were able to drop off the newspapers, towels, tennis balls, doggie toy and canned kitty food to the Hawaiian Humane Society. YAY!! Thank you to all who were able to share these donations!! We look forward to helping the Hawaiian Humane Society more throughout the year...:)
Between work, school and helping Kass with her extra curricular activities, I have been finishing up the taxes and bookkeeping for the business. That's why I've been hiding!!...I'm also applying for scholarships to help me get through UH West Oahu and just have been reimburst for one class that I took last semester!! Scholarships are such a big help!! I'm so thankful to have been so blessed!!
With all of that going on, I've been dreaming about going to Japan for sometime. It will be a reality to finally go this year. The pic above was omiyage (gift) from kraftkat when she visited Tokyo Disney!! I often look at that pic as a reminder that I too, will get to Japan someday...cross your fingers and send us blessings, so Kass and I can experience all there is in Japan sometime this year!! :)
Hope that all of you are in good health and sending you blessings, your way!...Have a blessed Sunday!
Hi Everybody! Kraftkat here...hope the New Year's going well for you all. After recovering from all the monster fireworks & smoke, the peace was so refreshing.
We've been busy planning the 2nd Annual Kassidy's Kreations Kick-Off, and hope you can come! Slated for Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1-4 pm. We plan to have a bunch of make & takes, ono snacks, prizes, and lots of fun with friends. We'll also have a table of bargain sale items, which you can use to make your own treasures... :-)
If you can make it, please let us know as soon as possible by Wed. Jan. 20, to reserve your space. Send/email your info to firstname.lastname@example.org; then, when you get our confirmation email, we will let you know the exact location to have a fun day.
Also, as you might guess, we love animals. Myra likes dogs; and I'm a cat-lover. And we love cute animal stuff. So, we'll be taking up a little collection of items & stuff to donate & aid the Hawaiian Humane Society.
On their website, www.hawaiianhumane.org , there's a huge wishlist of stuff needed to care for the animals, and they could use your help. According their representative, items most needed were towels (any size) and newspapers. They go through at least 100 towels a day! Other items include bottles for feeding, collars & leashes, cat toys & litter, dog chews ... a lot. For a full description, their wishlist is under the "Donations" tab on their website or check here: http://www.hawaiianhumane.org/wishlist.html Any kokua would be greatly appreciated.
So hoping we get to see you on the 31st...it'll be super fun!!
Hi there all!! I just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I know that I have been totally MIA (missing in action!) but there is so much always going on!! I'm so excited for what's in store for 2010!!
I'll be still be going to school at UH West Oahu, working full-time and running Kassidy's Kreations!! Evie and I will have lots of 'kreative' goodies to share with you!!..and really...really...one goal is post on the blog at least once a week!! I know, I know...you've heard it before, but I have a lot more things to share this year...(At least I think I do!...heehee!!)
I did want to share these goodies...I got these acrylic boxes from Renita, a sweet dear friend in Japan. I had decorated them with bazill? and doodlebug paper, and used the TSRD chibi dog and chibi bunny images!! (i love them!! they are so adorable!!) Inside the box, I have a matching mini post-it pad and pen, attached to a keychain, ribbon, beads and a Starbucks gift card!! I also added some decorated pens and paper stuffing to make it look fuller! ^.^ Of course, you know me...I had to make it for something and cutting it close!!...(I wanted to keep them for myself to give away for Xmas!) Kass and I were trying to put it together 2 hours before leaving the house to attend a Christmas party...hahaha!! ...and of course, we made it!! whew!!
At the party, we did enjoy watching people steal these goodies from each other during our grab bag game. They seemed to be the gift of the evening!! YAY!! :)
Anyway, stayed tuned...more to come!! Happy New Year!! Make 2010 the best year yet!!