September 21, 2018

Jen's September Crafty Session - Friday


Aloha Crafty Friends!! Every month a hold a crafty session with my crafty friends. We get together and create using products from all different types of companies. It's the best fun ever. Then we go out on a little excursion, and break bread together. I host this crafty session every 3rd Friday and 3rd Saturday of the month, and it is by invitation only, or you'll need to know someone within the group to attend. I've closed it up to make it a special type of group, making it more intimate and fun for the ladies that attend. I so love these group of ladies, and the Lord has placed each of them in my life for a reason.

So, the products we created with came from RG Studio 360, RG Inspired Products, Hero Arts, Altenew, My Favorite Things... I am pretty sure that was about it. Here are pics from Friday's session. I will post more pics after my Saturday session tomorrow. :) 

Table all pretty and ready to go!!! My friend, Richard Garay sent me these paper mats for my sessions, and I am just loving how they are looking.



Here is one of the card samples... digital image is from RG Studio 360; I printed them on watercolor paper, using my laser printer, and then coloring using the watercolor paints I got from Altenew.


Here are several samples I created, my ladies were free to paint with whatever color they wanted.... so wanted to share with them several color choices.... 

Working on a card using Altenew, and Pan Pastels....

Us at Rokaru during lunch. Yummerz!!!!

My die cutting machine (crank one), an RG Inspired Product. 

My Bellaboo, she was so well behaved, and just sat on my chair, or Wini's chair... she was loving the company. Thank You for being so well behaved, Bella!!! 

Then a selfie shot before we all went our separate ways.

Thank you for coming out, ladies!!! So much fun!!! Love talking stories and hanging out, eating and creating with all of you. Always a blessing. Thank You for being a blessing in my life.

Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 16, 2018

Day 10 - Sports

Aloha and Happy Monday!!!

I was on Day 10, and got stuck on day 10: "Sports"... lol. I wanted to make a sign for our home, it is a sports sign, and I was inspired to create this sign, because I seen one like it at one of the restaurants I recently ate at. I found an SVG cut that had most of the words that I wanted it to say, and then I altered it to change it up. Here is the SVG file that I purchased:



I altered it to make it our own.... removed and added some lines.... and made it to finish off as a sports theme. I cut this on my Sizzix eClips2 machine. So here's how it turned out:


What this is actually painted on was a box that a frame came in. The box was approximately 11" x 20", so I wanted to add these quirky things we did as a family, and making it more for "us". The thing is, when I stenciled the letters on, and then I coated it with paint, when I peeled off the stencil, the paint peeled off along with it.... leaving me with a negative stencil instead. So here is the paint all in there, ready to be removed... and instead.... next pic...

When I removed the paint, it caused a negative print to happen. So I had to go back and hand paint every letter......

In the end, the results was this... and I was happy the way it turned out. So was my hubby!!


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed week in the Lord!!!


Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 8, 2018

Happy Saturday - Coffee

Aloha and Happy Saturday!! Today's theme is "Coffee", which is perfect, because I LOVE creating coffee projects, no wait, I haven't really created a lot of coffee projects, but I purchase a lot of coffee themed stamp sets. Too funny!! This challenge has kinda forced me to use what I've purchased. But what better timing, because I also subscribe to Hero Art's My Monthly Hero Kits. This past August, the kit was a coffee kit!! So I was able to create with it. I haven't made much, but since I'm working on it, I'll probably make a few more. Before I share with you what I created, wanted to share with you what came in the kit. All of this for $34.99 (and free shipping!!!). I have been a subscriber since July, but have fallen in love with some of the other past kits, and had to have them, and found them on eBay. Was pretty stoked about that, but let's get back to August's kit... here it is:


The stamp set is pretty huge, it comes on a 6" x 8" acetate sheet, and with soooo many stamps!!! Also included were all those dies... one of the dies, is a coffee shop, which I used in my projects today. Here is a closer pic of the set. The above pic is from HA, but these pics are ones I took....

A total of 12 dies!!!! 


All of these stamps on 6" x 8"
Additional items that ALSO came with this kit were some designer papers, looks like pretty coffee stains... LOL, embossing powder and some glazed glue. I'm gonna have to make use of these products before I forget about them.

Ok, now that you've seen the kit, here is the project I created. I made a watercolor wash background, using tombow pen markers, and then using a brush with water to blend them together. I saw this card on the web, but the person that created it used only 1 color. I thought I'd try and change it up and use 3 colors.



So there you have it... today's theme of the day, "coffee"... gonna be playing more with this set today. Hopefully I will have another post to share with my finished projects. Thanks again for stopping by. I am praying that the list is also motivating you to create. Have a blessed weekend!!!

Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 7, 2018

Day 7- Encouragement

Aloha Gang!!! Happy Aloha Friday!!! 

Looks like we have another Hurricane on it's way to Hawaii again. This time, this one is heading directly on to us. Please keep the state of Hawaii in your prayers....

Today, we are on Day #7, for my Little C's Daily Challenges. I wasn't able to create something for Day 6 (Back to School) yesterday. I had a doctor's appointment and then a meeting afterwards, so when I got home, I was feeling a little bit dizzy n' tired. Took a nap, and the next thing I knew, it was time to start dinner. Didn't even have a chance to wash the dishes. Sometimes, I have those days, don't you? I don't hate it. It's just one of those days that the Lord reminds me to slow down, take some time to re-coup, and put myself together again. "Doing too much"... and so he changes my directions and allows me to rest.

I have a couple of projects to share with you today, both on the theme of "Encouragement"...

First a couple of cards I made last night, while the hubby was snoring away. I love stamping, because it is a silent craft that I can do while anyone is sleeping. But, can't really get all creative, cause the heating gun and die cutting machines can't be in use. So, just gotta keep it simple. That's what I did with this card. Fortunately, I had already ran the die cut through the machine before he fell asleep.

Card Recipe:



  • Flower stamp: Stampin' Up!
  • Sentiments (including die cut word): Taylored Expressions
This card was pretty easy and fut to create. The flower is a huge stamp, so I just put 2 cardstocks next to each other to create 2 cards at once. I then spritz the stamp with water, and stamped the excess on to the blank areas to that I could fill those spaces with a little bit of ink. Turned out so pretty, ya?? 


This next project is a **NEW** crafting project I found myself loving. SIGN making!! I'm still tryna figure it out. This one is cut our vinyl on glass. I cut the vinyl on my eClips2 machine, and transferred it over to this frame that I had waiting to be decorated. I purchased this cut from Lori Whitlock's online store. I love it!! Looking to create more signs, but I want to do them on WOOD!!!  So, be on a look out for more of these projects in my future. Isn't it such a pretty saying?? 

"In Our home let Love Abide and Bless ALL those who step inside."
Thanks again for stopping by. Have a beautiful and blessed Aloha Friday. Praying your weekend is a restful and enjoyable one as well.

Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 5, 2018

Day 5 - Funny

Aloha and Happy Wednesday!!!

We are on Day #5 of my Little C's Daily Challenges.... here's what I came up with, thought this was so cute with a funny sentiment. I could be a little prickly before my coffee.....

  • Image & Sentiment: Newton's Nook
  • Colored w/Copics
  • Distress Oxide inks for BG



Thanks for stopping in!!! Hope you are having a blessed day... hope you had your coffee! LOL!

Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 4, 2018

Day 2, 3 and 4

Aloha Crafty Friends!!!!

Welcome back from a long weekend. This weekend, my hubby and I celebrated another year being married. We are so blessed that the Lord has continued to guide and bless our marriage. In all things, we seek him, and have him at the center of all our joys as well as our concerns and sorrows, which helps remind us what we are in this world to do, which is to glorify God. Thus, when making decisions together, we go forth with the Lord in mind, and not our own desires. As husband and wife, we cling to this scripture in the bible, "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." ~Ecclesiastes 4:12~ This scripture talks about "two" but then mentions "3 strands". That 3rd strand in our marriage, is the Lord. And with God in the middle of our marriage, we cannot be easily broken. So, Happy Anniversary to us!!! We celebrated by staying in and having some southern fried chicken... Popeyes!! LOL. Actually, my hubby had a tough week with his company's anniversary festivities, and his leg muscles were just over worked and painful all weekend. So, we didn't do anything. Which is fine with me, because I just crafted all weekend.

I have 3 projects to share with you today. It's for Little C's Daily Challenges - September's list! We are on day 4 today, but I also have days 2 & 3 to share with you... so here we go!! 

Day 2: "Make it Blue"
Image & Sentiment: RG Studio 360
Colored w/Copics
Distressed Oxide Inks for BG

Day 3: "Anniversary"
I CASED this card.
Stamp & Sentiment: Avery Elle
Die Cut: MFT Stamps
Distressed Oxide Inks for BG

Day 4: "Lollipop"
I looked high n' low in my collection for this lollipop. Told myself, there had to be a reason why I choose lollipop as a theme. LOL!! Finally found it as part of this TGF Fun Anya set.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Fun Anya
Sentiment: Penny Black
DSP: Doodle Bug Designs
Colored w/ Copics
Die Cut: MFT Stamps


That is it!!! If you'd like to play along, just click on the link at the top of my blog that'll take you to September's Daily Challenge List. In that post you'll be able to add your URL to the projects you create. At the end of the month, 3 random USA participants will win a prize from me!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~

September 1, 2018

August Winners of Daily Challenges



Congratulations to our August Winners:

Barbara Krause & Kelli Chung

Both submitted their work through our Facebook Group: Little C's Daily Challenges. 

Hope you get to play along too!!!


Aloha,
Jen



"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within ME!!!" 
~Psalm 51:10~