6.29.2010

Pre-Order Imaginisce I-Rock Tool

We all love a little "bling"....now you can permanently affix rhinestones, jewels & pearls to not only paper projects, but fabric & furniture projects too!

Introducing the i-rock from Imaginisce!



We are currently taking pre-orders on our webstore. We have a limited supply arriving in mid-July, so pre-order yours today! If you live on Oahu, feel free to stop by the store to reserve yours!



6.27.2010

Cheeky Beauty Meets Bliss

What do you get when you pair Cheeky Beauty with Kaisercraft Utopia? Pure bliss.... I really enjoyed coloring Beauty, using the copic hair techniques I learned from Claudette. I notice with each practice, it gets easier and easier.

















I just love the colors in the Utopia collection. Each DP in the collection is double-sided, giving you double the options. Here I used the Bliss paper as my background. The opposite side had a pattern of purple flowers which I just cut out to use as an embelly on the card.

















I added a touch of elegance with the pearls and used my nesties to cut out the ovals.

















Stop by for a visit to see the card IRL. All products used can be found either in-store or online for your convenience.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!!

6.26.2010

Moving Circle Card

Last week, I hosted the craft project for our "playdate" here at Pineapple Cove. We made a Moving Circle Card using some Smirk, Hero Arts and C.C. Design stamps. As always, good food, great company and lots of fun!

















Everyone's card turned out really cute!! Here's how the moving circle card works:
Simply grab the ribbon handle and turn clockwise to reveal the hidden sentiment.
















































We all made the same card, using different sentiments and stamps for the hidden message.

Robyn's Card:

















Claudie's Card:

















Tessa's Card:

















Kim's Card:

















Leslie's Card:

















Thank you ladies for the great company!! I learn so much from all of you...until next week!




















Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kishaba!

Congratulations Ramie & Greg!!

I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful couple a few months ago on their wedding invitations and guest book. Today's the big day, and I'm SO excited for the both of them.



































Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
-Roy Goodman

6.25.2010

Hero Arts Stamps on Sale!

Just uploaded some Hero Arts stamps to the webstore, check out the ones on Special until July!


Hello There Girlfriend!

This is Leslie's second card, using the "Girlfriend" woodblock stamp & "Make Your Own" cling stamp by Hero Arts.




















I love the shabby-chic feel to this card. And the color combination is so beautiful!














Thanks Leslie for spending last week Friday with me and making these beautiful samples for the store. I had so much fun! Until next time...

You're Sew Nice!

I got the opportunity to craft with Leslie last week Friday...it felt soooo good to make a card. She helped me make some samples for the store using some of the new Hero Arts stamps. She made two gorgeous cards - so shabby-chic, just her style!

The first card uses stamps from both the "Simply Handmade" and "Sew Artsy" set that are available for purchase at Pineapple Cove if you are on Oahu, or online .














I love how she stamped the spool from "Sew Artsy" and wrapped embroidery floss around it. Soo cute, I'm going to have to case this.














Great job Leslie!! I LOVE this card!!

6.21.2010

Playdate!

Last week Tuesday we had a playdate here at the store with a group of wonderful ladies that I got the opportunity to meet and become friends with through the store. What started out as a two person playdate has turned into a foodfest day of laughs, fun & crafts!

We decided to do Mexican food potluck, and Yum-O, everything was so delicious!! Leslie made Pork Nopales that we ate with Diane's Mexican rice and Kim's tortillas. OMG - this was DELICIOUS!!


















Diane's husband made this gorgeous and yummy salsa dip for us. It had just the right amount of spice!




















You can't forget about the cheese & sour cream! Complimented our tortillas so well.




















Claudette hosted the craft project, which was a tile coaster that we sealed with mod podge. She made THE BEST fruit salad I've ever seen & ate! I usually stay away from fruit salads because they tend to be on the watery & mushy side. Not this one...the mandarin oranges were so juicy and sweet, it had just the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet, and it was cold and thick, so refreshing!! (Sorry, I didn't take a photo of her fruit salad!)






































We were so happy to have Jen and her boys join us. Here she is bringing big smiles to everyones faces with her silly & fun personality.




















Cyrus was Mr. Aloha, keeping Roxy busy and having fun with all the aunties. Isn't he such a cutie pie!?! Jen's older son was relaxing in the corner, away from the camera.





















Here's Leslie and Robyn, enjoying the delicious food!





















Tessa (middle), made us some amazing peanut butter brownies from scratch! I've always had brownies out of the box, didn't know what I was missing until I had her delicious brownies.





















Thank you ladies for such a fun day! I can't wait for this weeks playdate.

6.20.2010

Listen to Your Heart!

Jen made this beautiful card using Cheeky Nurse that she picked up at the store for her Little C's Challenge. I just love the color's she used, and the sentiment fit the stamp so well!



















It was so good to see her and the boys this past week at our playdate. I can't wait for the next one where Jen's going to show us her amazing skills with the Cricut.

Hop on over to Little C's Challenge Blog for some inspiration by her design team and a chance to win a rare stamp set from TGF. Simply get inspired by the photo she has posted and create to your hearts content.

Introducing....Kaisercraft Utopia!

@Kaisercraft released some amazing new collections and they are now available at Pineapple Cove!

Introducing...Utopia!

A beautiful collection of purples, blues, browns & greens, Utopia will surely take your breath away. The collection includes:


Introducing....Kaisercraft Le Chateau!

@Kaisercraft released some amazing new collections and they are now available at Pineapple Cove!

Introducing...Le Chateau!

Create shabby-chic layouts & cards with these elegant chandeliers, stylish bird cages and delicate keys in luxurious colors of brown, black, cream and pale blue. The collection includes:


Introducing....Kaisercraft Hey Birdie!

@Kaisercraft released some amazing new collections and they are now available at Pineapple Cove!

Introducing...Hey Birdie!

This cute collection of trees, tiny toadstools, fluttering butterflies and adorable birds will make your layouts & cards adorable! Colors are earthy greens, muted pinks and warm chocolate browns. The collection includes:

Introducing....Kaisercraft Jungle Bug!

@Kaisercraft released some amazing collections and they are now available at Pineapple Cove!

Introducing...Jungle Bug!

Dirt, mud, bugs & snails - what a combination for a fun layout or card for your cute critters! This fun and cheerful collection is perfect for scrapping that adventure. The collection includes:

6.19.2010

Coaster Accordian Album Class

Sally was back teaching another great class filled with tips & techniques! This time, we got a chance to turn two plain 4x4 coasters into a fun mini accordion album.

The two coasters became the front & back cover of our album.








































The inside pages were created with white cardstock. We cut the cardstock down into two 3.75" x 12" strips. Scored the strips every 3.75", and then attached the two strips together which created 6 panels for us to decorate & add photos. Tip: If you are looking for more pages, simply cut and attach another 3.75" x 12" strip.



















After attaching the inside pages to the coaster covers, decorate & embellish to your hearts content!



































Each student received the same set of cardstock to decorate their accordion album. It was so fun to see everyone's style come through in their albums.


































We used some Marvy punches to add some journaling tags to the album.























































It was a great class! If you are interested in taking one of Sally's classes, please don't hesitate to contact me or view the schedule of classes. Sally usually teaches once a month here at Pineapple Cove. In addition, we have the coasters available for purchase in-store or online!

Recent Projects

I have some fun projects that I worked on a few months ago to share with you....
















Back in April, I got a chance to create some favor boxes for the Junior Lea
gue of Honolulu. They were holding their 6th Annual Sacs in the City fundraiser, and this cute purse die cut was a perfect match to their theme. Don't you love the sassy feather boa handle? I had fun putting this together for such a great organization! Thank you Janice for the opportunity!

Next up is Blackberry card that I created for a client. The recipient spent alot of time on her Blackberry, updating the Kahala Mall Twitter account. So they wanted a fun way to say "goodbye".

I really enjoyed figuring out how to turn paper into a 3D blackberry phone. I wish I had taken a photo to show you the scale of the card, as it was very close to an actual real-size blackberry. It even has the camera in the back!












































These fun custom projects have been keeping me busy, along with some wedding invitations that we've been designing. As a courtesy to the bride & groom, I will post photos of the invitations as soon as I know they've gone out in the mail! Wouldn't want to spoil such an exciting moment for them!!

6.14.2010

Fun Weekend

Sorry I've been MIA for a while...lots to update you on!

Last weekend, Claudette was here teaching her Copic hair coloring class. I finally remembered to take some photos this time, so wanted to share the fun we had. Everyone did SO well with their coloring, we were so proud!
Thanks Claudie for another great class!
















Stella was our coloring subject, her bob hairstyle was perfect for learning how to highlight and shade.

















































We hope to squeeze in one more coloring class next month, so stay tuned! Claudette will be teaching her coloring technique on flowers & foliage using one of the new Hero Arts stamp set.
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