Classes & Events Calendar @ The Cove!

Hi fellow crafters!! Hope the week is going well for all of you...boy it's been hot & humid these past few days huh? Feels like you are just melting out there in the hot summer sun!! School has started for some of your kids...some of you have already started planning for your Christmas projects..(I now understand the term "Christmas in July") and I've been busy planning classes for August!

I have 4 instructors who will start teaching at Pineapple Cove in August....we're still working out the final details of the class, dates and times...but I'm so excited! I know many of you have been waiting for the classes to start..So to prepare, I've added a Calendar feature on the website so that you can view the upcoming classes & events that will be happening at The Cove! In the works for August are some Card Classes, Mini Scrapbook Albums, Intro to Digi Scrappin, Crop Nights and more! Be sure to check back for updates.

As soon as I finalize the classes, I will post all the details, cost, samples, etc on the Calendar.

Currently, I have one class finalized which is a Hello Kitty Pop-Up Card...here's a sample of the card that we'll be making. It's an interactive card which lies flat fitting into an A2 envelope for mailing. But once opened, Miss. HK will slide up exposing the card sentiment in a standing position. Cost of the class is $15 and includes all the materials needed to make this card. Each class is BYOB - Bring Your Own Basics...for a list of the basic tools, please click HERE. Please also visit the Class Policy for more information and how to register.

See you soon!


New Arrivals!

Sorry this is a little late....here's a breakdown of some new stuff we got in.

1. Smooch I
nk by Clearsnap .3 oz. bottles
  • Archival, Acid Free, Fast Drying
  • Pearlized pigment accent inks that can be used on paper, cardstock, glass, metal, wood, plastic & more!
  • Comes in cute nailpolish looking bottles with a fine foam applicator tip for intricate coloring
I used Green Apple, Siren and Moonlight to color in the two fans. I loved that it was quick dry and the fine applicator tip allowed me to really get into the small details.

2. 12x12 Glitter Paper by DCWV
  • Acid Free
  • Great for cards or scrapbooking
  • Use with Cricut machine or other personal die cutting machines
I used my Cuttlebug to cut out these HK Sizzlits. We currently have 4 colors, White, Pink, Blue & Purple.

3. Bazzill Bling 8.5 x 11
  • Bazzill Bling cardstock is great for cards or scrapbooking
  • Combines Bazzill color and texture with just the right amount of shimmer to get an inspired flashy line of glitzy colors!
  • Available in packs of 5 in the following colors: Glass Slipper, In The Pink, Hollywood, Petty Cash, Serendipity, Sparkle, String of Pearls, Sugar Daddy, Black Tie, January & August

4. EK Success - Slim Edge Punches
  • EK's slim profile border punches are lightweight, locks shut for stackable storage and has a longer reach, making the squeeze action of punching even easier.
We've sold out of the Diamond, Scalloped Scallop and Dotted Scallop design. But still have the Postage Stamp border available. Feel free to let me know if there is a particular one you are interested in and I can include it with our next order.

5. Owl Doodles 12x12 Paper
  • These cute owls come glittered and are OH So Cute!!!

6. Tools & Things

I love tools and gadgets!! We've re-stocked on the following:
  • Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife - Complete control at your fingertips...
  • Tonic Non-Stick Scissors w/XL Kushigrip Handles - these are great for cutting the rubber around your stamps
  • Glue Dots - You never can have too many glue dots, they are so easy to use and no mess!

New in the store are:
  • Mod Podge in 4 oz. bottles in both Matte & Glossy finish
  • Stylus & Paper Piercer 2-1 by Making Memories
  • Mail Box Tin
  • Scor-Tape in 1/4" and 1/8"
  • Glue Glider Pro & Refill - Continuous Adhesive Applicator that's small and easy to glide-on
  • Basic Grey Magnetic Precision Mat - Strong magnets allow you to lay out your pages or cards first before you commit with glue!
Whew...that was a long one. If you have any questions about any of the products, or want to see a demo of it in action, feel free to come by and ask! And don't hesitate to place an order for something you need that we don't currently have in the store. I can always include it with my order so you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping.

We should be getting our order from The Greeting Farm soon...so be on the lookout for that!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a wonderful week!


OCS - July

For Teri's One Card Swap - July, I was so lucky & fortunate to have Linda from Simple & Sassy Creations as my OCS partner. Since the first time we met, we had an instant connection and blabbed all night about how we love paper crafting. She was kind enough to help me out at a Make-n-Take during our sidewalk sale where we blabbed even more! She's a hoot and so kind, so I really wanted my card to her to be special! I found out her favorite color was Purple...so I made this pop-up card for her. The card lies flat and fits into a size A4 envelope.

Once the card is opened, the message "slides" out and the card sits standing up. I printed a note to her on vellum and attached with purple grossgrain ribbon against a nice DP.

I blinged out the "F" with stickles and the rest of the word for Friend was cut using my good ol' QuicKutz Squeeze. Flowers are from Prima. Really hope she likes the card because she really is a true "Friend"!!

Linda made a special hand delivery of her card to me. I sorta cheated and got a peek of my card on her blog before receiving it. As soon as I saw it on her blog, I was like OMG - what a gorgeous card!! I couldn't wait for her to drop it off. I have to say, the card is even MORE gorgeous in person!!

I think this is called a Tri-Shutter card...they look pretty intricate, but Linda told me they are pretty easy to make. I'll have to try one...boy did she put a lot of detail into it.

Love the colors she used...green has been a very popular color this season for weddings. It's a very soothing and calm color. Thanks so much Linda for my card, I LOVE IT!!

If you want to join Teri's OCS - she's taking sign-ups for August now on her blog.


Sidewalk Sale Re-Cap

Boy has it been a busy week and busier weekend with the sidewalk sale! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to take advantage of the discounts and Crafting @ the Cove Membership offer. We truly appreciate all your support and it's always a pleasure seeing you and catching up on your latest projects and happenings. I wanted to share some photos taken today as well as send out some special thank yous...

First, a BIG SPECIAL MAHALO to my girl Linda over at Simple and Sassy Creations for taking time away from her crafting to spend a day helping me with today's Make-n-Take. She generously helped me cut out 150 Hello Kitty embossed heads and helped me run the table. We had a blast chatting away as usual and learned lots about each other. It sure made the time pass quickly. I enjoyed every minute of it..thanks girl for everything! I owe you big time!

Here's the cute HK head she so generously cut for me...150 of them can you believe it!

Secondly, BIG MAHALO to all of you girls who mentioned my sale on your blog. Teri (Big Ideas from a Little Girl); Joy (Tamiko's); Claudette (Islander Girl Stampin); Janis (Creative Expressions); Linda (Simple & Sassy Creations). If I missed anyone, I am SO SO sorry! I'm so blessed to have met so many wonderful people who share the same passion for paper crafting, your support is sincerely appreciated and I Thank You greatly!!

Third, I have to thank HueLe, my sister for holding down the fort in the store while I'm downstairs at the Make-n-Take table. She's SO not into crafting...and doesn't have a clue when people ask her what type of adhesive would be good, or what an acrylic stamp is. But she's cute, friendly and can run the register...so I am always grateful for her help! To my BFF Judith...she kept me company on Friday, the first day of the sale. The sweetest person you'll ever meet...always supporting me and offering help wherever she can. You're the best friend a girl could ever want, so glad you're in my life!

And last, but of course not least, to Victor who always remained calm and supportive while I stressed and scrambled around getting everything ready for the sale. You always give me perspective and keep me thinking on the positive side, even when things seem impossible! You are my rock, xoxo!

Lastly, two more photos to share. The girls from Aloha Windward's Military Scrapbookers came by the table today to make the Hello Kitty gift card holder. These girls are so hilarious...especially when you are all together. Hope you enjoyed making the gift card..I always enjoy your visits...and next time you come by, make sure to bring me your projects so I can see what you've been working on!

Here's Linda with Cami from Capture a Heart who stopped by to say Hello and meet Linda for the first time. She was so generous to buy Linda and I some adorable Truffle Cones from Godiva...they were so cute. Thanks Cami!!

That's it for tonight...gotta go home and get some rest for tomorrow, the last day of the sale! Hopefully I'll remember to take some more photos tomorrow to give you a re-cap of the weekend. In addition, we got in some new products that I'll be posting about after this weekend. So happy crafting everyone and I'll talk to you soon!


HUGE Sidewalk Sale!!

Aloha crafters!! We're having a huge Sidewalk Sale starting July 10...there will be Free Make & Takes (while supplies last) and everything in the store will be on sale excluding only two items, Bazzill Cardstock & Core'Dinations Cardstock. Clearance will be 60% off. In addition, spend at least $25 and receive 1 year FREE membership to our Crafting @ the Cove Club. Sale ends July 12. See you this weekend!!


Aloha Windward's Military Scrapbookers

I had the pleasure of meeting another fun scrapbooking group yesterday, this time from the Windward side of Oahu. They are Windward's Military Scrapbookers and we had a blast with them in the store.

Their group was recently started on Meetup.com and they get together about two times a month to scrap & share ideas. A few of the gals just started scrapping, so a warm "welcome & aloha" to this wonderful craft...I'm warning you, it's addicting! I can't wait to see your projects!!

Thanks so much for visiting, I had so much fun meeting all of you and a big Mahalo to Jay for spreading the word.
(L to R): Me, Jay, Jay's Youngest Daughter, Jay's Oldest Daughter, Soledad, Catrecia, Ashlee, Ashlee's Son, Catrecia's Daughter, Jessica's Son & Jessica