New Year's Holiday Hours

Happy New Year!! From all of us here at Pineapple Cove, we wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2011!!!

Holiday Hours will be Observed:
12/30 ~ 10am - 5pm
New Years Day ~ CLOSED
1/2 ~ 10am - 5pm

There's still a few x-mas items leftover that are on blowout..60% OFF that you don't want to miss out on!

See you next year!!


Google Calendar Tip

I don't have anything crafty to share today, but a techie tip that I found to be very useful!!

I currently use Google Calendar to post the Class Schedule for Pineapple Cove. I also use it as my personal calendar which syncs up with my phone...this is great because I just need to input once and all my applications sync with the Google Calendar, where I can store both personal & work related events. If you haven't tried it yet..you can find out more information here.

I love this calendar...but the one thing that bothered me the most about it was that the Title of the events did not word-wrap on the screen. So it looked like events were being truncated and I would have to click on the link just to read the title. Argh....a little frustrating.

Surfing for a solution on the web today, it looks like Google hasn't "fixed" this little issue yet. BUT, thankfully, there's some plug-ins that you can install which will take care of this problem. So I thought I would share how you can get your Google Calendar view to word-wrap the events so you can read them better on the computer screen.

Please keep in mind, I'm just passing along information that I found on another website. The installation worked perfectly for my PC computer. I don't know if this is MAC compatible, and results may differ for your computer, so please install at your own risk. =)

You MUST be using Mozilla Firefox for this to work. Click Here for the original article where I found the solution.

1. Install the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox (if you don't already have it). You can find it HERE.

2. You will be prompted to re-start Firefox.

3. Install the Better GCal ADd-On. You can find it HERE.

4. You will be prompted to re-start Firefox again.

5. Done!! Now you can visit our Calendar of Events and have no problem reading the schedule.

=) Hope this helps!! I'm working on some classes now to add to January's class schedule. Will post photos when they are complete and scheduled.

Thanks and Happy New Year!!


Hello Kitty Box Kit Available for Sale!

Hello Kitty Tea Box kits are now available on our webstore! Click HERE to order. We are always getting inquiries for classes and kits, so I've FINALLY gotten around to making some.

Included in the kit will be instructions and materials to make one (1) box. You will need basic supplies like adhesive, scissors, and exacto knife which are not included.

Please note: The cardstock color and pattern paper design in the kits will be PINK, and will vary from kit to kit. If you have a preference on color, please contact us ahead of time for a special order.

Thanks so much and don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions on purchasing this kit.

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!! I had so much fun reading your comments and visiting your blogs. To all my new visitors, thanks for stopping by. Hope you found some inspiration here...I sure did on all your blogs!!

Sounds like we're all busy with handmade projects this year for our loved ones. I too have Christmas gifts waiting to be made...I better get started, lol!! You know who's going to be up late this week trying to scramble to get things done in time.

Drumroll please....

The winner of the Hello Kitty Tea Box is...

Congrats Jennifer!! I just sent you an email, please let me know which color Tissue Cover you'd like.

Wait...theres more....

I also selected 5 additional winners to receive one of the Tissue Covers.

I will be contacting all the winners today for your addy's. Thanks again to all who participated, I appreciate your visit!! Happy Holidays.


Giveaway Day!!

If you're like me, you probably have multiple crafty interests that is not limited to just paper crafting. Over the years, I've dabbled in cross stitching, crochet, cake decorating, lei making, and the list can go on... One of the great things I love about paper crafting is that you can incorporate all the different types of crafts into your cards and projects.

I've recently started sewing again, and just love it!! So while blog surfing, I stumbled upon a blog called Sew, Mama, Sew! Not only do they have great projects, patterns and tutorials, they are hosting Giveaway Day on Monday, December 13th. So hop on over, you'll find a list of blogs that are participating and giving away lots of goodies!!

I wanted to join in on the fun...so read below to see our giveaway and instructions on how you can win these handmade items.

Hello Kitty Tea Box

Asian themed Tissue Cover (pick one from 5 designs)

Here's how you can win!
  1. Post a comment below by December 17th @ midnight HST, I would love to know what projects you are currently working on.
  2. Become a follower of this blog and your name will be entered an additional 2 times to improve your chances (if you already follow, lmk in your comments)
  3. Like Pineapple Cove on Facebook and your name will be entered an additional 3 times to improve your chances(if you are already are a fan, lmk in your comments)
What does this mean? Post a comment, become a follower and Like Pineapple Cove on Facebook, and your name will be entered 6 times into the drawing to win the giveaway!!

The winner will be announced on this blog on December 18th. So be sure to check back so you can contact me should you win. Please do not post any personal information in your comments for everyone to see. =) I will happily ship internationally, so everyone is open to participate.

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!


Mini Holiday Craft Fair & Storewide Sale!

Join us tomorrow for a mini holiday craft fair @ Pineapple Cove!!

  • 2pm - 7pm
  • FREE Demo on i-Rock & 3D Paper Flowers
  • Storewide 20% Off Sale!!*(some restrictions apply)
  • Gifts under $5, *Tags * Journals * Hello Kitty * Gift boxes & bags * Jewelry, all handmade and unique!!
  • Great stocking stuffers
  • Don't know what to get for your crafty friends? How about a Pineapple Cove Gift Certificate!! Purchase gift certificate for $10 and get a value of $15!!!


Black Friday Specials extended...

We got a great response from our Black Friday Specials...therefore will be extending them until Sunday Nov. 28th (while supplies last) for those of you who had to work today.

  • 30% Off all Kaisercraft (includes bling, paper pads, DP, embellishments & more!)
  • 25% Off all Nestabilities
  • 20% Off PSA personalized stamp
  • 20% Off McGill punches
  • 15% Off all stamps (includes TGF, CC Designs, PSA, Hero Arts and more!)
  • Buy 2 Get 2 FREE 12x12 Designer Paper
  • Buy a $15 gift certificate for $10
*While supplies last, ALL SALES FINAL, one day sale 11/28/2010.

Have a great weekend!

Make it Personal this Holiday...

Who doesn't love a little bling? Create a personal name charm with our new charm sliders. It's so simple!

  1. Select a strap color (we have 19 colors to choose from)
  2. Pick out a topper
  3. Choose your alphabet, numeric or specialty charm and we'll assemble for you
These make great Holiday gifts...you can hook them onto your cell phone, keys or your purse.

Poinsettia Flowers

It's so simple to make Poinsettia flowers for your holiday tags, cards, packaging and gifts this holiday season with McGill's Paper Blossoms Punch Program. Just Punch...Shape...& Assemble!

The poinsettia is created using two punches - Water Lily & Crystal. With the water lily punch, you can create two sizes of poinsettias, and use the same punch for the leaves.

Dress up your favor boxes for holiday parties, attach them to your cards for a classic christmas card, or use them to embellish your christmas tags. These versatile punches will give you realistic 3-D flowers for any occasion!


Black Friday Specials

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have fun today with your friends & family, eat lots and be safe!! Pineapple Cove will be CLOSED today, resuming normal business hours tomorrow, Black Friday from 10am - 7pm.

Our Black Friday specials for November 26 are as follows:

  • 30% Off all Kaisercraft (includes bling, paper pads, DP, embellishments & more!)
  • 25% Off all Nestabilities
  • 20% Off PSA personalized stamp
  • 20% Off McGill punches
  • 15% Off all stamps (includes TGF, CC Designs, PSA, Hero Arts and more!)
  • Buy 2 Get 2 FREE 12x12 Designer Paper
  • Buy a $15 gift certificate for $10
*While supplies last, ALL SALES FINAL, one day sale 11/26/2010.


Snoopy is in the House!

Hey all you Snoopy & Peanuts fans...we've got the new Snoopy Peel & Stick stamps from PSA Essentials (the makers of the popular Hello Kitty line).

Those of you that have already purchased your personalized stamp, these integrate beautifully with your stamp middles. Simply interchange them by peeling off your original design and swapping the middle or outer ring with these adorable Snoppy sets. "Switch things up this holiday season...a stamp that says the same thing is so boring."

Click HERE to view a great video on how to use your stamps and interchange them.

We've also got a great video to share on how to change your ink pads, please click HERE. Remember, each personalized stamp comes with a black ink cartridge that is good for up to approx. 10,000 impressions. But if you want to spice it up a little, we've also got a variety of different ink colors and duo combo ink pads to mix-it up a bit. You can see all the colors on the webstore.

This week only, all PSA products are 10% Off!!! Expires 11/21/2010, just mention this post.

Advent Calendar Photos

Last weeks Advent Calendar class with Carmel was a big HIT!! We had a SOLD OUT class, even a visitor all the way from Texas. Everyone had a great time, here are some photos I'd like to share.

Thanks to all the ladies who came out, you were all great company. Hope you enjoyed the class. And Mahalo to Carmel who prepped all the kits and shared this beautiful project with all of us.

Carmel and I are hoping to add a Hello Kitty version of this Advent Calendar class to the schedule soon...below is a sneak peek of the project. Please be on the lookout for the class...or be the first to be notified by joining our mailing list! Simply email me at manle@pineapplecovedesigns.com to be added to our mailing list.

Hello Kitty Advent sneek peak!

Upcoming Hello Kitty Classes

We've got another talented instructor joining us at Pineapple Cove...please welcome Edie Libby to the Cove Family! She will be here on Saturday November 20th from 2pm - 3:30pm for this Tissue Box Cover using the Hello Kitty Reindeer stamp set by PSA.

These make great hoilday gifts for the office....change up your DP and colors for a cute baby shower gift, or to match your home decor. These covers are re-usable, simply pull them off when you are out of tissues and put it on a new box.

When: Saturday Nov. 20
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Class Fee: $15

Please call 735-3553 to reserve your seat.

Back by popular demand...the Hello Kitty Tea Box class!!

Date: November 28
Time: 2pm-3pm
Class Fee: $15

Please call to reserve your seat.


Upcoming Classes

Upcoming classes this weekend, please call to reserve your seat.

Photography - Camera Settings
November 13 (11am-12:30pm)

In this class, you'll learn:
* Camera Modes
* Setting Camera Variables (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture)
*Review pictures

Instructor: Willy Aona Jr.
Duration: 1.5 Hours

Class fee: $20

Hello Kitty Holiday Tissue Cover
November 13 (2pm-3:30pm)

Dress-up those plain floral looking tissue boxes with a re-usable Hello Kitty box cover. It easily slips on over the tissue box, allowing you to re-use it over and over. Change your covers for all occasions..makes great office gifts, baby shower gifts and more! Hope to load pix for you tonight.

Instructor: Edie Libby
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Class fee: $15



Quick post to let you know that the EZMount Stamp Storage panels are back in stock, along with Grafix print your own Rub-Ons!

Also, reminder that the Advent Calendar class is this weekend, Nov. 7th from 1:30 - 3:30, as well as Photography Basics class on Nov. 6th from 11 - 12:30.



Sweet TREATS to share!

Sharing some adorable RAKs from friends recently...mahalo for all the yummy goodies. Just LOVE the packaging!!

This one's from the g/f Kim...she made the yummy candy apple. I have to admit, I've never eaten candy apple before. How do you even start? Yum!! Thanks Kim!

Next one is from Leslie...candy corn! I love that she altered a zip lock container. So cute with the ric-rak ribbon & ruffleles underneath the lid that isn't showing too well in the pix. Love it Les!!

Claudie gave me this adorable bath set...it's too pretty to open & use. I think she used Mango Luau DP..love the colors...oh, it's our Pineapple Cove colors. I'll share the mini album she made to go with the gift set in another post. Thanks Claudie..I'm really going to miss you!!

Mother & Daughter team - Susan & Jennifer gave me this gift box with amazing coloring & detail of some TGF digi's. Love the kraft box and all the little details she added...like the spider embossing, web & spider cut-out. It's so cute! Mahalo Susan & Jennifer!!

Another mother & daughter team - Misty & Trisha gifted me this goodie bag filled with chocolates....and a handmade Hello Kitty pillow case! Look closely, it's Hello Kitty as a mummy...this is such an adorable print she got from Jo Ann's! Can't wait to go home and use it!

Love it all!!! Thanks so much my friends, you all inspire me and have such big hearts and contagious smiles. Love you all!!

Have a safe & fun Halloween everyone!!

Designer Paper in Stock!

I apologize, these photos were supposed to post yesterday....

Here are some of the new DP we received...we'll be using some of these x-mas dp in the Advent Calendar class on Sunday Nov. 7th. You can read more about the class HERE.

The 6x6 paper pads we have in-stock are as follows:

Basic Grey - Jovial
Basic Grey - Pyrus
Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather
Crate Paper - Snow Day
Kaisercraft - English Rose
Kaisercraft - Homemade
Kaisercraft - Candylane

Hurry in for the best selection..some of the christmas papers have already sold out!


Just In....

Lots of new product to kick-start your holiday crafts!! Photos coming soon...

  • Cute & traditional 12x12 Christmas DP from {Echo Park, Doodlebug, Imaginisce, 3 Bugs in a Rug, Basic Grey}
  • Alphabet Soup DP from My Mind's Eye {totally adorable!!}
  • New Paper Pads by Kaisercraft
  • Pyrus & Jovial Pads by Basic Grey
  • Cuttlebug Folders - Create a Critter & Animal Prints
  • X-mas stickers & embellies galore
If you've been waiting on the i-Rock and Moroccan Cuttlebug folder, they are back in stock. More to add tomorrow with photos.


Advent Calendar Class

Counting down the days until Christmas will be a pure joy with this beautiful & creative Advent Calendar. We're excited here at Pineapple Cove to welcome Carmel Yee to our growing family. Her creativity and warm heart is a great addition to our team. She will be teaching this wonderful Advent Calendar class on Sunday, November 7th from 1:30 - 3:30.

Using a petal punch and some embellies, Carmel turned this plain frame into a beautiful piece of art! In this class, she will guide you through the process of creating this truly artistic and interactive holiday decoration.

Seating is limited, and we expect this class to sell out quickly!! So sign up early by calling 735-3553. Cost of the class is $25 and will include everything for you to complete this calendar. Please note: DP used for class will differ and vary from the images below. Supplies you need to bring will be scissors and adhesive (double sided tape and 3D Foam).