Saturday, March 20, 2010

Special Event - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came to the very first BOGO Event.  We made some cute make and takes...and I think some great "finds" were made.  I thought it was a win-win and will definitely do it again!

Thanks again ladies!
Stampin' Smiles,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cozy Up With Your Favorite Cup of...

Hello!  Just wanted to share my March project for Craft Project Central.  Project number 4 is a Coffee Cozy embellished with the Big Shot!  Of course, it is not just for works for tea, hot cocoa, your favorite hot beverage! :)

These little coffee cozies are as cute as they are functional! Make one for yourself, and make sure to make a bunch more as your friends are all going to want one when they see yours!  You can all  sip your favorite hot beverage and work on Craft Project Central projects! Enjoy!

I also want to share some photos Brenda took from our Pacific Stampers meeting this past Friday.  We had our wonderful group of friendly faces and some new faces too!  Welcome ladies!

Here are some cute favors!  Thanks Kim, Jenn and Michelle P.!

Created by Jacque

Created by Krista

Created by Lorinne

Created by Naoko

Created by Shawna

Created by Shelby

Created by Sonya

Created by Stephanie

As you can see we have a talented group of ladies!!!  And, they are even more fun than they are talented!  Is that possible? :)  If you would like to join our group, please contact me and I'll invite you to us for one of our group events!

Stampin' Smiles!  Hope you'll make a coffee cozy!

Top o' the Mornin' to Ya!

Are wearing green today? {smile}
Wanted to share a couple of projects that have posted recently on Craft Project Central.
The first is a cute Baby Ensemble designed by Zeva.  It's a set of coordinating gift bag, bag tag, and onsie gift card holder! So cute!  Almost makes me want to have another baby!  Ha, ha!

This is Krista's design--so creative!  A very green project using the frame from the On Board Scallop Circle Book found in our Occasions Mini Catalog!

If you would like to make these and many other great projects, please visit Craft Project Central.

Have a wonderful day and watch out for those mischievious leprechauns!
Stampin' Smiles!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail...

This is March project #3 at Craft Project Central, designed by Brenda
A Bunny Basket and Punch Art Page!

Just in time for Easter, here is a cute little basket to make for all of your favorite little bunnies! Instructions also include a punch art page that you can add to your punch art book!
Stampin' Smiles!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is in the Air!

It's a little hard to tell with the heavy wind we've been having...but at Craft Project Central it's very obvious!  Jacque designed the second project for March.  A Sweet Pea Desk Supplies Set!
Inside this pretty little box are beautifully decorated desk supplies. This set makes a great gift for co-workers, teachers, or anyone that wants to brighten up her desk!  And how about one for youself too?!

Come back tomorrow to see what Brenda (a.k.a. Punch Queen) designed--that's a hint!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Smiles!

What's New at Craft Project Central!

With two little princesses of my own, I will definitely have to make Craft Project Central's first project for March Naoko's Butterfly Tiara!

Hey, maybe I have to make one for me to wear around the house! :)

And, this is the Bonus project designed by Zeva.  The instruction can be yours free for referring your friends and family to Craft Project Central.  Ask me how!

A very useful Stationery Set that can be used by the princess for correspondence to her prince...

Thanks Zeva for the "J". :)  Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project!

Please visit us at Craft Project Central.

If I can help you with anything, please let me know!  Only a few more weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  FREE stamps/product for every $50.  It's Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion!

Oh, by the way, stay tuned for a big announcement about a special event never seen before happening the weekend of the 19th...

Thank you for visiting!
Stampin' Smiles!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

Aaaugh!  I ("We"-Mari, Leah and I) have been extremely busy with Girl Scout cookies ever since they arrived last Thursday!  I didn't realize how quickly time flies!  I apologize for the delay!  I really want to share this with you...  If I haven't already called personally and/or e-mailed and if I did and you haven't signed up yet, please check this out!  We are so lucky to have Bonnie Thurber as our guest speaker!!!

I know you will enjoy yourself and hope you can join us...The deadline is Friday, March 10th.

Now, getting back to Girl Scout Cookies...what was I thinking?!  Two girls in two different troops both with the goal of "Priceless".  All girls who sell 700+ boxes of cookies are recognized as "Priceless" and will be honored at a special event at the end of the cookie sale!  The next level is "Hall of Fame" for selling 1000+ boxes.  YIKES!  Let's not even go there!  (But then, is that really different from setting the Stampin' Up Cruise as a goal? hee, hee!) :)

I'm very proud of both girls...This is Mari's second year selling girl scout cookies and Leah's first.  Mari jumped right back in and is doing a fantastic job!  Leah is a trooper!  She spent her 6th birthday selling cookies at two booth sales--a total of 8 hours!  The only "complaint" Leah had was that she wanted to "do more".  The Daisy girls took turns:  one helped the customers gather the cookies and collected the money, calculating the change...while the other did the "bagging".  All of the girls want to do the first job and were not too keen on the "bagging."  Let's just say it was a nice "dilema" to have girls so eager to help!  And they are so cute!!!

**"Plug" time - If you are in the area and have a sudden craving for some yummy girl scout cookies, the Daisies will be at Safeway Moanalua this Saturday from 9am to 1pm and the Brownies will be at Koko Marina Foodland from 1pm to 5pm.  Then on Sunday, the Brownies will be at Longs Hawaii Kai from 9am to 1pm.  Come on by! :)  With Kurt still in Thailand, life has been quite busy here with school and school activities, cookies, the office...  Gee whiz, I had a tick list a mile long of all things I was/am going to do before he returns...I've barely made a dent in it...  Oh well, I can only do what I can do...  The Daisies will be donating some of their cookie proceeds to the Humane Society and going to Chuck E. Cheese for a pizza party.  The Brownies will be using their cookie proceeds to adopt a Malayan Sun Bear at the Honolulu Zoo and have some fun at Wet n' Wild Water Park.  If you want any additional information--i.e. detailed descriptions about each cookie... please contact Mari or Leah at 542-1965.  You can leave a message with their secretary/mom and they will call you back with everything you ever wanted to know about Girl Scout cookies.  (It's actually kind of cute to hear...)

Thank you for supporting our Daisy and Brownie Troops 276 and 004!  We really appreciate it!

That's what the Nishiguchi girls have been up to...For the guy in the family...Here's Kurt working hard in Thailand...  This appeared in the Air Force News...

3/5/2010 - A local man has a tooth extracted by Maj. (Dr.) Kurt Nishiguchi March 4, 2010, at Bau Nong Sroung School in Thailand. Doctor Nishiguchi is an Air Force reservist from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)

Kurt said they are very busy all day long!  Right now they are in a very remote, needy unserved area.  I'm sure the people are grateful to have someone relieve their pain... 
Not exactly sure when he's coming home...we can't wait...

Ok, so that's a sampling of what's been going on since I've last posted...

I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to stamp!  I'm getting withdrawals!  Eeek!  I have to do something soon!

Thank you for visiting!
Stampin' Smiles!