12.30.2009

Holiday Store Hours

New Year's Eve (12/31) : 10am - 4pm
New Year's Day (01/01) : Closed

Regular store hours will commence on January 2.

12.29.2009

FREE Make n' Take - 01/02/10

Join us on Saturday, January 2 from 12p-3p to ring in the new year with this FREE Desktop Calendar project. Please bring adhesive, all other supplies will be provided.

Each panel showcases 3 months, simply turn the cube. It's fast, easy and oh so cute!

























12.28.2009

Donut Glaze...

















Happy Monday everyone...are you all rested from the Christmas Holidays, only to start preparing for New Years? Don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the new year! Quick post today to show you a sample I made using one of the new Hero Arts clear stamps called 'Have a Donut'. I was inspired by a photo I saw in the 2010 Catalog...it's filled with great samples and ideas if you haven't picked one up for yourself yet, we still have some left.

These donuts were so fun to color and glaze. We carry the clear acetate boxes in the store - they are great for packaging small gifts, or a pack of hand made cards to give as a gift. I used it to hold the donuts and wrapped a small band around which held the sentiment. Imagine receiving a box of these...mmmm.

















Thanks for visiting today...I hope to have our blog candy available soon for the new year, so check back for more sweet treats!

12.26.2009

10% Off Coupon Code for SCAL












Craft Edge, the makers of Sure Cuts A Lot has another coupon code for 10% off the software if purcahsed by January 2. Those of you who are not familiar with SCAL, you can use this software with your Circut machine to cut out True Type fonts already installed on your computer and other various shapes. No more expensive cartridges!! It's compatible with both Windows and Macintosh.

To purchase or learn more, simply click HERE.

Simply enter the following coupon code in the shopping cart before you checkout.

SCAL Coupon Code: 8665847
Exp. 1/2/2010

Sale!

Morning!! Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. I'm sorry this didn't post as scheduled....so I'll be extending the sale until Sunday.

  • All seasonal items - 50% Off (Includes: Imaginisce, Greeting Farm, Smirk...)
  • Everything else in the store - 20% Off
All sales Final - membership cannot be combined with discount.

12.21.2009

Talent

Our customers are so talented...I love it when they show me the projects that they've been working on. I get so much inspiration from them, and admire all the work and patience they put into their projects.

I wanted to showcase some beautiful work that I recently received that are on display at Pineapple Cove. The first is a set of tags that Leslie made for a craft fair. Look at all the details and embellishments on these tags..they are so pretty, you don't want to give them away!

















The corrugated cardstock she used is so unique, and adds so much texture to the tag. These are gorgeous Leslie, I'm definatly keeping mine. =)


















Next is a beautiful Christmas tree pin given to me by Edie. OMG - look at all the little details of the ornaments & garland. Let alone, how many little green beads it took to make the tree. I'm always amazed at all the projects Edie comes up with..she makes it look so easy!

























Thank you girls for sharing your amazing work with me. I can't wait to see your projects in the new year!!

12.20.2009

Hero Party Re-Cap














THANK YOU to all who was able to make it out to our Hero Arts Preview Party on Friday & Saturday. I know everyone's busy finishing up their Christmas shopping, so I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did...aren't the new stamps just too adorable?

I also wanted to send a special 'Mahalo' to Ida who stopped by to give me this beautiful lei she made. She knew I was hosting the party, and made this special lei for me to wear. Thank you so much Ida - hope you had fun at the movies afterwards!














The day was filled with Red Velvet cake (mmm..mmm good! I didn't have time to bake the cupcakes I had wanted to, so had to substitute with this instead), cookies, stamping, laughs and lots of fun. Here's some of the projects we worked on.














The first Make n' Take project was a cute little sour cream style favor box. I used the adorable fish from the Ocean's of Joy Poly Clear set, colored with markers and added a little stickles to his scales. The favor box was made with transparency paper and two strips of pattern paper. Super easy, super cute! We have the transparency paper for sale at the store in packs of 5 or 10.










Another Make 'n Take that we worked on was a simple little tag/card...here I used my Marvy Tag punch, folded the cardstock in half and punched out the tag by leaving the bottom fold in tact. Used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss one side of the tag and then stamped the owl from the Sweet Owls Sparkle Clear set. Punched the owl using my small scallop circle from Marvy and added a sentiment on the inside using the the Message Bubbles Clear set.











If you didn't get a chance to stop by for the preview party, we still have some catalogs available for sale. It's filled with great card ideas and lots of inspiration. I'll be working on more samples for the store, so I'll post some pix up as soon as they are done.

Thanks again to all who stopped by - I had a blast crafting with you. Until next time....

12.18.2009

Hero Has Arrived!



Don't forget, our Hero Arts 2010 Preview Party starts tonight from 5p - 8p and again tomorrow from 12p - 4p. Here's some peaks into the new collection of stamps that you'll get to play with.
Aren't they adorable?

Come & join us for some fun, crafting & treats!! We have
  • FREE Make N' Take projects*
  • Discounts & FREE gift with qualifying pre-order purchase*
  • Sweet treats*
(*while supplies last)

12.17.2009

Hero Arts Preview Party & Countdown to Christmas Sale - Dec. 18!













Don't forget, tomorrow Fri., Dec. 18 - we'll be hosting a Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Preview Party!!





















Be the 1st to see Hero Arts 2010 collection of new stamps!! There's lots of cute new stamps, you don't want to miss out!!

12.16.2009

Countdown to Christmas Sale - Dec. 17!

Make a personalized calendar for that special someone...they make great gifts for grandparents, spouses, friends & family. Customize each month with one, two, three or a collage of photos - it's all customizable. Even the dates can be edited so they'll never forget a birthday, anniversary or event. Just for today, photo calendars are 35% off the regular price $24.99, that's a savings of more than $8.

12.15.2009

Countdown to Christmas Sale - Dec. 16!

You can never have enough paper....on day two of our Countdown to Christmas sale, all 12x12 Paper is Buy 3 get 2 FREE*!!

12.14.2009

Countdown to Christmas Sale - Dec. 15!

There's only a few weeks left til' Christmas...are you done with your shopping, baking, crafting & gift wrapping? To help celebrate the holidays, we'll be counting down the days til' Christmas with daily Specials here at Pineapple Cove! Just to give you a sneak peak at what will be going on sale:
  • Holiday Item Clearances
  • Buy One Get One FREE Offers
  • Sizzling Hot Discounts
Each day, I'll be posting the daily specials for the following day. So follow us or add us to your Blog Feed so you don't miss out. We'll also be giving away some Blog Candy...you don't want to miss out on that!

To kick off this Countdown, here's our first special that will be available one day only on Tue., Dec. 15.

12.12.2009

You're Invited to a Hero Arts 2010 Preview Party!!












Pineapple Cove will be hosting a Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Preview Party and you're invited!

Fri., Dec. 18 {5p-8p}
Sat., Dec. 19 {12p-4p}!

Be the 1st to see Hero Arts 2010 collection of new stamps!! We'll be doing FREE Make n' Takes, in-store specials and FREE gift with a qualifying pre-order purchase of Hero Arts products. Join us for cupcakes, crafting & fun!!

12.06.2009

Amazing What You Can Do With Paper!


















I'm always amazed at the versatility of paper....I went shopping with my girlfriend on Friday and found this cute metal framed dressform that I thought would make a great addition to the store. (Sorry, I forgot to take a "before" picture...this is the finished product.)



















I wanted to decorate her with paper...so came up with the idea of forming her "dress" with some paper flowers that I folded. I originally folded these flowers to make a paper wreath - but that project never got started, so I had a bunch of these flowers just lying around. If you have lots of scraps lying around, this is a great way to make use of them. The large flowers are made out of 1.5"x4" strips of paper, and the small ones are 1"x3" strips.



















After finishing the skirt, I took strips of 1"x12" cardstock and weaved it in her bodice to create the top. Finishing it off are lavendar grossgrain ribbon wrapped around for the straps. I love the end product and have it on display at the store.


11.28.2009

Now Available @ The Cove - Photo Printing!

Now available, photo printing at Pineapple Cove! We now provide 4x6, 6x8 & 8x10 photo prints, available for pick-up next business day.

Two options to submit your photos for printing:
1. In-Store - Use our Kiosk to order your prints, we're located at Kahala Mall, above Carl's Jr.
2. Web - Upload & order prints by clicking HERE.

These promotional rates will be available throughout the Holidays. Orders placed by 5pm, will be available for pick-up by the following business day.

11.26.2009

Black Friday Sale @ The Cove

Happy Thanksgiving!! Victor and I are so blessed to have all of you in our lives - we've met such talented and amazing people through the blog & our store, thank you all! Enjoy your day with family & friends and have a safe turkey day!!

Hope to see you tomorrow with the following Black Friday Specials:
  • TGF stamps - 15% Off
  • Dandelion Stamps - 50% Off
  • American Craft Rub-On & Thickers - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
  • Punches - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
  • Stock up on your adhesive - Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE
  • Sizzix - 50% Off
  • Stickers & Rub-Ons - 60% Off
  • Lasting Impressions - 50% Off
  • Ribbon - 30% Off
  • 4x8 Holiday Photo Greeting Cards - Order 40 or more & receive FREE printed return address labels
  • More in-store specials throughout the day
*While supplies last, some exclusions may apply. Buy 1 Get Free offer applies to item of equal or lesser value. Crafting @ The Cove discount cannot be combined with specials.

Don't forget, coupon code for 10% off SCAL for the cricut expires 11/30/2009. Visit my previous post for links & information.

11.23.2009

10% Off Coupon Code for SCAL

Craft Edge, the developers of SCAL for the Cricut die cutting machines is having another promotion - they are offering 10% off the price of their SCAL software. In a nutshell, SCAL lets you cut files on your Cricut machine without cartridges. You can cut any True Type font installed on your computer, including dingbats (shapes) as well as cut using SVG file images.

Latest SCAL Coupon code is for 10% off and will expire Nov. 30, 2009.

SCAL Coupon Code: 9794821

Below are links to the website to find out more information and to purchase SCAL. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Click on links below to:

UPGRADE - Existing SCAL users wanting to upgrade to SCAL v2.

PURCHASE - New users wanting to purchase the latest SCAL v2.

LEARN MORE - More information on Sure Cuts A Lot

11.20.2009

SMIRK has Arrived @ Pineapple Cove!


Say it with a Smirk....SMIRK paper craft products by TrimCraft that is. These sassy & sweet characters will add a smile on anyone's face.

We just received our order which includes the Christmas line & Naughty but Nice line. Get them while they last!


11.18.2009

Add a Little Sparkle!

Enhance your holiday cards with a little Sparkle from Clear Snap!! The fibers adhere easily with any craft adhesive. Check out the gorgeous card Fuji Murakami made using Snowdrift to enhance the snowflakes on her card.
























Here's a close-up where you can see the iridescent colors reflect off the fibers:

















They come in a variety of colors...making them versatile to any card or project.

11.17.2009

The Greeting Farm Stamps Arrived Today!

Have you seen the X-Mas Sweeties or new Lolli Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm? They are SO adorable....they arrived @ Pineapple Cove today!! In addition, we also have the new Signature set, Me Time Anya set and Vivi Anya. Geisha Anya & Hula Anya have also arrived!!


Hope to see you soon!

11.16.2009

November Card Club Class

Sally was back teaching different paper crafting techniques in her monthly card club class @ The Cove! This month, we decorated a gift box that was perfect to hold your handmade cards, or a small gift. The gift box was covered with pretty designer paper, blinged out with Kaisercraft rhinestones & flowers, and we even made our own ribbon handle. Check out the photos from the class in the sidebar to the left.


Sally showed us how to use liquid adhesive & a brayer which was the best medium to evenly adhere the designer paper to the glossy finish on the box. We got to decorate with bling rhinestones - gotta love the bling. And we finished off the box by creating our own cute handles with the crop-a-dile, some paper flowers and ribbon. The transformation from plain white box to cute, adorable keepsake was fun and easy.



Next, we got to play with rub-ons and more bling while learning how to make a waterfall card. Who knew rub-ons could be so easy to use? I'm sure you've all had your own experiences with rub-ons...they don't come off when you want them to, sometimes you miss a spot and sometimes you rub off more than you wanted. Sally taught us some great tips & tricks that made them so easy and less intimidating. The Kaisercraft rub-ons came off so easily and with little effort. They really added a nice touch to our card.



Hope you can join us next month...we'll be altering CD's and turning them into gorgeous Thank You cards. I'll be posting a photo of the sample soon.

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11.06.2009

Award from Teri!

I was so surprised when I opened my email and read that Teri over at Big Ideas From a Little Girl gave me this "Over The Top" award. =) Boy did it make my day!!

If you haven't visited her blog yet - go over and check it out. It's full of inspiration and beautiful projects that she whips out like magic! I have to say that I've been very fortunate to meet many of the girls who blog here on Oahu. They are one of the most talented, generous and kind hearted people I've ever met and I'm so glad that we share this common passion for paper crafting. You all deserve this award in my eyes *hugz*!

So here are my answers...thanks for visiting today! I appreciate you all!!

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Black
3. Your mother? Strong
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your favorite food? Homemade
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Bubble tea
8. Your dream/goal? Living it
9. What room are you in? My store
10. Your hobby? Crafts
11. Your fear? Failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Married
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Agressive
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list items? All things crafty
17. Where did you grow up? Enchanted Lake
18. Last thing you did? Email
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? Ronin, Yumi & Kaia
22. Friends? Sincere
23. Your life? Busy
24. Your mood? Optimistic
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Rav4
27. Something you're not wearing? Hair Tinsel
28. Your favorite store? Pineapple Cove
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Lastnight
32. Your best friend? Supportive
33. One place that I want to go over and over? Korea
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me. =) I'd like to pass this along to: Leslie, Michelle, Jen, & Daynah.

Have a great weekend everyone!

11.05.2009

Photos of Monthly Card Club Project!

Photos for the Gift Box & Waterfall Card class that Sally is teaching for our Monthly Card Club have been completed....check out the photos below:

Imagine making coordinating cards and storing them in this box to give as a gift. It can easily be adjusted for any occasion!


















We'll also be making a Fall Waterfall card..don't you just love the colors? This popular technique can be found all over the blogs right now....come and learn how easy it is to make this interactive card. Simply pull the tab below to reveal additional tabs.

































Thanks for visiting!














11.04.2009

November Classes

Sorry we've been MIA last month..we were busy with different events throughout the month. Got some photos & updates to share..will post those for you soon. In the meantime, wanted to let you all know about November's classes. The schedule has been uploaded to the website, you can CLICK HERE to view the details.

Here's what we'll be making this month:























Hello Kitty Tea Box - Thanks Chalsie! I was fortunate to receive one of these from Chalsie a few months ago. I thought these made perfect office gifts for the holidays, so cased this project to teach this month.

Gift Box & Waterfall Card - Sally will be back to teach this months project. We'll be decorating a plain box, turning it into a cute gift for any occasion, as well as learn the timeless technique of how to make a waterfall card that you've seen throughout blogland. Photo will be available soon.



















Kids Class - Christmas Ornaments - Our 1st kids class @ The Cove!! Kids of all ages are welcome to attend to make 3 Christmas ornaments. We will have fun playing with glue & glitter.

















Explosion Box - This popular class is being repeated this month. This is another great idea for the holidays, or it can easily be adapted for any occasion like Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, etc. This box measures about 4" wide and 4.5" tall. The lid of the box opens to reveal goodies on the inside. You can even adapt this box into a mini scrapbook..come and learn how.

We'll be offering the following specials when you sign up & register for a class:

Kids Ornament Class - Class fee $3. Save $1 when you sign-up 2 kids for $5.
HK Tea Box, Monthly Card Club & Explosion Box Class - Register yourself & a friend and receive a $5 credit to be used the same day on your purchases.

You can call 735-3553 or register in person. See you all soon!

10.17.2009

Digi Know...PSEv7 Tip #5

You could re-set your tools? If your tools are acting strange and not doing what you know they should be doing, try resetting the tool. On the far left side of the options bar, click the tool's icon and choose "Reset Tool." You can reset all of the tools in the toolbox to their default settings at once by choosing "Reset All Tools."









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