12.11.2011

Sew Stamper - Pre-Order & Save 10%

The Sew Stamper is the solution for the crafter who loves the “sewn” look but dislikes sewing, and loves stamping but can’t find the right designs! The Sew Stamper combines the best of both worlds – sewn designs with a self-inking rubber rolling stamp! 7 interchangeable heads are currently available: straight, cross, zig zag, scallop, burst, blanket and hem.

Watch how easy it is to use here:



Pre-Orders are available now to save 10%! These will arrive in a few weeks.

Sister Stamps - Release #5

Happy Holidays!! I hope your holiday shopping & preparations are well underway. While we are all busy shopping & crafting gifts to give to loved ones this year, wanted to take a small break from the holiday crafts to introduce you to Sister Stamps Release #5 which will be available January 14, 2012!! In preparation of Valentine's Day & Girl's Day, we've got 3 new cuties that will just melt your heart!

Introducing...

















































Pre-Orders are available via our Webstore, or stop by Pineapple Cove to receive 10% off! Deadline to pre-order and save is December 17th. These stamps will be released January 14th. To order online, simply click on the images below, or visit the link HERE.




11.05.2011

Hello Kitty Blog Hop - 25% Off Peel & Stick Stamps

PSA Essentials is hosting a Hello Kitty Blog Hop today and up for grabs is a HUGE prize!!! They are giving away 1 PSA Essentials stamper, 1 Hello Kitty Peel & Stick pack, 1 ink of the winner's choice and 1 alignment tool – it’s a $75 value. To win, you must be a follower of the PSA Stamp Camp blog and be sure to hop around leaving comments on all the blogs participating. Please start at the beginning with Emily.



We've partnered with PSA Essentials and are offering
25% all Peel & Stick stamps until 11/21. In addition, all custom stamp orders are currently 40% (plus $5 shipping) off until 11/31. Every custom stamp order will receive a FREE alignment tool! (A $15 value.)

If you’ve always wanted a custom stamp – perhaps one for your 2011 holiday cards to make addressing easy, or maybe you’d like a custom stamp with your blog address, or “handmade by” to stamp the back of your handmade cards – now is a great time to buy.


Here's the HOP line-up, enjoy!!

Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net/
Dena : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Lisa : http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jessica-Creative : http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Crafty Homemade : http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
Tammy : http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/
Jearise : http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Ashley : http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Jenny: http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Bryan (SCRAPGUY) http://www.scrapguy.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Candace - http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/
Libby: http://psastampcamp.blogspot.com/

11.03.2011

Holiday Tag Book Class

Create a set of 6 Holiday Tags and this Tag Book to store them in to give as gifts to family & friends this season. Who doesn't love a hand crafted tag? Adds a beautiful personal touch to every gift!

Please check our Calendar for available dates & times.

Class fee: $18

Holiday Treat Box Class

Learn how to alter the milk carton die to create this adorable hexagon box for the holidays! We'll also show you other variations of this box that is great for any occasion!

In the class, you'll make 2 variations of this box.

Visit our calendar to view the dates for this class.

Class fee: $15

11.02.2011

Snowman Kisses Make-n-Take

The holidays are right around the corner, join us for this quick & simple Make-n-Take:

Saturday Nov 5 (11-1)
Friday Nov 11 (1-5)
Saturday Nov 12 (10-1)

Fee: $1
* Limit one (1) per customer

Please note: Tic Tac will not be provided. These can be purchased at your favorite grocery stores.

10.11.2011

Holiday Set Copic Class

Another beginners Copic coloring class, learning how to color brown hair and blending techniques. You'll also create a cute tag & card in the process.

Please check the Calendar for available dates & times.










Copic Colors used:

Yuki
Brown Hair: E35, E37, E39
Kimono: G21, G24, G28
Stocking: RV23, RV25, RV29
Toys: BG11, BG13, E21, E25, R29













Setsuna
Clothes: R27, R29
Bag: E33, E35



9.20.2011

Customizable Invitations!

We just custom designed these adorable Baby Shower invitations for a client...their shower theme is black & yellow bumble bees. How cute is that!?!

You can order your own customized invites from our Etsy Shop!

You can either choose to have the high resolution digital file emailed to you to be printed on your own, or you can have us print them for you. We will provide you with the envelopes when you have us print your invites.

These designs are available in sizes 4x6 and 5x7.

September ATCs - Recycle It!


Septembers ATC cards that were received were AMAZING!!!

Please check out our ATC blog to view photos of these beautiful pieces of art!

9.09.2011

Ayako Cherry Blossom Card & Copic Class

Sorry this sample took so long to post...this is the sample for our beginner Copic Coloring Class featuring Ayako from Sister Stamps.

In this class, you'll learn how to color Black Hair and blending techniques for coloring skin & clothes.

The class focuses mainly on coloring with your copic markers. We give you all the elements needed to complete the card, which most often is completed at home.

I used the new Worldwin Ruche paper in colors White & Blue this time. I absolutely LOVE the texture of this paper. It made for a great sky and cloud cut-out.

Inside of the card is a sentiment I used again from my favorite set at the moment, Lawn Fawn's Bannerific & Sophie's Sentiments.

Please join us for our Ayako Cherry Blossom Copic Class:

September 10
10:30 - 12:30

September 11
1:00 - 3:00

I'll probably be repeating this class once more towards the end of the month. If you are interested in booking a private lesson for you and a few of your girlfriends, please call me 735-3553. We can accommodate custom classes at any time. Minimum of 3 is required. =)


9.02.2011

Bon Dance!

Bon dance season in Hawaii just ended, but that's not stopping Nobu & Miyono of Sister Stamps.

Obon or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of family members who have passed away.

During the summer months from June to August, you'll find Bon Festivals throughout Hawaii hongwanji missions & temples. Summertime is when it is believed the ancestral spirits return to visit family & friends.


Obon in Japan dates back more than 500 years. Here in Hawaii, the festivals serve as both a ceremony of spiritual remembrance and a celebration of cultural heritage and community. Everyone is welcome at an o-bon festival, regardless of religious background or ethnicity.

These festivals are also known for serving up delicious Japanese foods such as andagi (sweet fried dough), grilled teri-beef and -chicken skewers, musubi (rice balls wrapped in dried seaweed), and stir-fry noodles. The food booths help to nourish the dancers, as well as raise money for the host hongwanji.

Living here for over 30 years, I've never attended one. Driving over the Pali to work, I pass 2 hongwanji missions and always see the beautiful lanterns strewn up. Hopefully I'll be able to catch a few next year.

In the meantime, you can join us this Saturday & Sunday as we teach another Copic Coloring Class. We'll be using the new Ruche Crepe Textured Cardstock, Sister Stamps Release #2 and Lawn Fawn stamps.

Copic Color & Side Step Card
Saturday 9/3
10:30 - 12:30

Sunday 9/4
1:00 - 3:00

Friday 9/9
4:00 - 6:00

Please visit our Calendar for detailed information. Colors to bring are listed on the Calendar.

9.01.2011

Special Sister Stamps Release #3

With the holiday season coming up, Sister Stamps is doing a special Release #3 that will be available October 1st so you have plenty of time to start your holiday projects.


Again, we are offering you a Pre-Order special, save 10% when you order by Saturday September 10. Orders available online or in-store.

International Orders are welcome! Please disregard the shipping estimate on the webstore. The USPS shipping calculator is not accurate. I will email you separately with a more accurate shipping cost to your country.

Stamp Club Members, we've added a special bonus for you! Check your email newsletter later today for details. You won't want to miss our BONUS OFFER with the pre-order of 2 Sister Stamps from Release #3!


Release Day - Sister Stamps

Today is Release Day for Sister Stamps #2! Pre-orders are available for pick up at the store, and mail orders have been sent out. You should be receiving happy mail today! Mahalo to everyone who pre-ordered! If you didn't get a chance to pre-order, we have these cuties in-stock!

We've got a SPECIAL announcement to make regarding a Special Holiday Set that will be releasing October 1st. Check your inbox for more information.


8.26.2011

Lawn Fawn Introduces "Many Thanks"

Great introduction to their new "Many Thanks" stamp set. Great ideas, versatile set in different font styles. We are always in need of "Thank You" sentiments.



Lawn Fawn Video Previewing New Sets

Lawn Fawn released their Fall/Winter collection, and they are available HERE at Pineapple Cove! Watch the video as they showcase each stamp and give you ideas on how to use them for the upcoming seasons, or year round.



8.24.2011

Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter Release

Lawn Fawn released the images of their Fall/Winter stamp collection today! We're happy to announce that these stamps will be arriving at Pineapple Cove this week!

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Ornate Ornaments

























Many Thanks
























Making Frosty Friends
























Turkey Day

















You can purchase these new sets, along with their other collections HERE.

8.20.2011

Enter to Win Our Giveaway!

We're launching our Party Boutique line of products today. To kick it off, we're offering a sampling of the cute packaging. To win this, Like our Facebook Page and comment on the photo...you can click HERE to comment.

Up for grabs:
* Pink Blossom Cello Bags
* Striped Paper Bags
* Gingham printed cupcake liners

Deadline to post is 12 midnight Hawaii Time.

8.13.2011

Mei Li Copic Coloring Class

Tomorrow we have a Copic Coloring class using Mei Li from Sister Stamps. I cased this shadow box card design from one of the samples given to me by Jenny. Her crafty BFF Debi mass produced a bunch of these samples so we could showcase these cute stamps.

(Sidenote: If you haven't pre-ordered your Sept release, tomorrow is the last day to get 10% off and guarantee you will get your stamps by Sept 1.)

I loved how simple it was to make the card, so decided to use the design in our Copic class tomorrow. *Thanks Jenny & Debi!!

In the class, I will be teaching coloring techniques using Mei Li as our sample subject. In addition, we'll be making this card as part of the class. Working on this card sample, I got a chance to ink up stamps from Lawn Fawn which are now available at Pineapple Cove!

I absolutely LOVED the quality of the photo polymer stamps by Lawn Fawn. The images were deep, leaving very crisp lines. Putting pressure did not smudge my lines like some other clear stamps. And my Memento & Versa Fine ink did not stain the photo polymer, a big pet peeve of mine. Don't you hate it when your pretty stamps get dirty? (*Yes, I'm that kind of crafter lol*)







If you missed tomorrow's class, I'll probably be repeating it next month, so keep an eye on our Calendar for more details.

Stamps Used:
Sister Stamps - Mei Li
Lawn Fawn - Bannerific, Lunar Lights
Hero Arts - Asian Borders




8.10.2011

Bottlecaps!

My new mini obsession...bottlecaps! I saw some Hello Kitty bottlecap jewelry on Etsy and thought I just had to try it out. I ordered some colored bottlecaps and have had them for a few months now. Haven't taken the plunge because I didn't want to make too much noise with a hammer trying to flatten the caps. Plus, I wasn't sure how "even" the edges would come out using a hammer.

The wait is finally over since I got my No More Shim Embossing Mat! It made flattening these caps a breeze!!! Below is a video on how easy it is to flatten bottlecaps with a Big Shot or Cuttlebug.

Once the caps were flattened, I used my HK PSA stamps and a 1" circle punch to create different centers. Add a magnet to the back and done!

We'll be doing a FREE Demo next weekend, Saturday 8/20 from 10:30am - 12pm




























7.31.2011

Sister Stamps Release #2 - Pre-Orders Available Now!

Ready for another release from Sister Stamps? Introducing....
















Are these the cutest or what!?!

These stamps will be available on September 1 - Pre-Order and guarantee your set by release date AND save 10%!!

Don't forget about our PC Stamp Club where you are rewarded for buying the things you love!! Get 4 credits closer to your FREE Sister Stamp!

7.26.2011

Upcoming Copic Coloring Classes

Learn how to color black hair with highlights and hair strokes in our upcoming copic coloring classes at Pineapple Cove! In addition, you'll learn blending techniques for coloring clothes and make cute little projects with the finished product.

List of classes are below:

Copic Coloring - Kiyomi Gift Box Class
Instructor: ManLe (Copic Certified)
Class Fee: $15
Date: Aug 6
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Copic Colors to bring:
Hair: 100, C9, C7 & C5
Skin: E50, E53 & R20
Clothes & Accessories: Y15, Y17, & YR15, R24, R27 & R29










Copic Coloring - Mei Lin ATC Card
Instructor: ManLe (Copic Certified)
Class Fee: $15
Date: August 6
Time: 11am - 12pm

Copic Colors to bring:
Hair: 100, C9, C7 & C5
Skin: E50, E53 & R20
Clothes & Accessories: BG11, BG13, YR15, YR16, V12, V15





Copic Coloring - Mei Li Asian Card
Instructor: ManLe (Copic Certified)
Class Fee: $15
Date: August 14
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Copic Colors to bring:
Hair: 100, C9, C7 & C5
Skin: E50, E53 & R20
Clothes & Accessories: BG02, BG05, R24, R27, R29, Y17, YR15







*If you don't have these colors, please let us know ahead of time so we can hold them for you. Copic Sketch markers are at special pricing at $6.50/marker.

7.25.2011

ATC Album

I'm gearing up for our ATC Swap on August 15th and wanted to create a place to store all the beautiful ATC's. I found this cute pink 3 ring binder at the office supply store and decided to pretty it up a bit.

Used my trusted Quickutz dies for the lettering, some Prima Flowers and paper scraps to come up with this cover.

I LOVE this shade of pink...it's so girly and so pretty! For the inside, we have these great 9 pocket vinyl sheets that hold the ATC's perfectly! They fit any standard size 3-ring binder.

This last photo showcases 2 ATCs that have already been turned in. The top row was submitted by Eva and the 2nd row was submitted by Cindy. Can't wait to fill these up!




Calendar Coaster

Another easy calendar project, you can find links and supplies listed at the bottom.

If you look at the close-up photos, I hope you can see the nice iridescent glitter that was used over the Ketto image. I first had a chance to use this ultra fine glitter at the Stamping Bella booth at CHA Winter. Used it once and fell in LOVE with it!!!

Unlike Stickles, this glitter is very ultra fine AND the BEST part is that it drys very quickly. It comes as a paint, so you simply use a paint brush to brush it on. Instead of brushing motions, I used a stippling motion instead to cover the entire eyelet circle cut-out. Loved how it came out.




List of Supplies:

* Rectangle Coaster
* Stamping Bella - ginger Ketto Stamp
* Washi Paper
* Large Self Stick Calendar
* Glamour Dust Glitter Paint





7.23.2011

2012 Calendars

It's that time of year when you start thinking about projects for the upcoming holidays...we're half way through the year already can you believe it!?!

Christmas collections have already been revealed among the paper craft manufactures websites and CHA.

So get a head start this year with your 2012 Calendar projects. These make great gifts & stocking stuffers for friends and co-workers. They are small in size, so you can mass produce a little at a time without getting overwhelmed or bored.

To help you get your creative juices flowing for this years calendar projects, we'll be hosting a $1 Make n' Take on Saturday July 30 from 1pm - 3pm (or while supplies last). These Hello Kitty Calendar Tents are sure to bring smiles all over.

Throughout the month of August, we'll have more Calendar themed classes to help inspire you...you'll find great uses for these self stick pads.

I made these 15 calendars today with leftover 2011 pads I still had lying around. Paired them with my Hello Kitty PSA stamps and whola....in just a few hours I had 15 calendar tents completed. Quick, easy and I was able to use up a bunch of scraps!

So join us next week and be on the lookout for our Class Schedule coming out soon.


7.16.2011

New Blog for ATC Swap

In order to keep all ATC Swap information in one location, I created a separate blog where you can find information on the monthly swap, participants and how to join.

Coming Soon will be a photo gallery of all the beautiful artwork that will be arriving.

So please visit www.pineapplecoveatc.blogspot.com, or click on the link in our menu bar above for any questions regarding the ATC Swap.

Thanks!!

7.15.2011

"ATC @ The Cove" Swap Details

We're hosting a monthly ATC Swap! Great way to use up your scraps, get inspired by other artists and collect beautiful pieces of art! You are all welcome to join, following are the details:

Swap Instructions:

Quantity: 3 ATC's (You will receive 3 back, none of which will be your own.)

Due: 15th of each month (we will provide you with a theme each month)
For the month of August, theme will be "Butterflies"

Details:

1. Card size needs to be 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".

2. No vender requirements. No technique requirements. But please use at least cardstock weight for your card base (no construction paper).

3. Please sign your cards! People like to know who to compliment and thank! At a minimum, please include your Name & Email on the back of the card. You are welcome to include any additional information (blog address, website, twitter, splitcoast name, etc).

Mailing:

1. Protect your cards from the elements by putting them in a zip lock bag or plastic bag within your envelope.

2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for ATCs to be returned to you. The amount of postage on your SASE should be at least the same amount that it takes to mail your cards. You may want to include an extra stamp in there for heavier items. Any extra unused postage will be returned back to you.

Mail to:
ManLe Hong
c/o Pineapple Cove
4211 Waialae Avenue #8050
Honolulu, HI 96816

If you live on Oahu and prefer to drop off & pick up your ATCs at the store, you are welcome to do so and save on postage! Please put your ATCs in a zip lock bag with your name & contact information and drop off to our Kahala Store.

How to Join:

Email with your name & contact information by clicking HERE. We've got the following participants so far:

1. ManLe Hong (recv'd)
2. Claudette San Pedro
3. Colleen Kwan
4. Linda Kuniyoshi
5. Dena Jones
6. Calinda Goo
7. Claire Shimamoto
8. Leslie Ikawa
9. Eva Lee
(recv'd)
10. Carmel Yee
11. Roberta Mau
12. parknslide
13. Julyne Morvis
14. Kelly Tatom
15. Malia Sakata
16. Keala Inciong-Ako
17. Cindy Genovia (recv'd)
18. Nane D'Amato
19. Grace Zelda
20. Leanne Poe
21. Diane Shiraishi


Lastly, HAVE FUN!!

7.13.2011

Artist Trading Card (ATC)

I've been wanting to make some Artist Trading Cards for a while now...found some great textured cardstock by Strathmore, with matching envelopes so thought I'd give it a try.

If you are not familiar with Artist Trading Cards or ATCs, here's a bit of history:

What are Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)?
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person, online or via mail. It is a great way to meet other artists and share your work. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".

How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. After that, the movement took off as other artists organized major "swap" events! Today, there are ATC swaps in almost every major city around the world, as well as online.

How do I create ATCs?
You can use any media, materials or techniques as long as your card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. Art can be original, limited edition or series. Artists should include the following information on the back of their cards:
  • Name
  • Contact Info (email or address)
  • Title of piece
  • Number if it's part of a series

I had a lot of fun creating my card. I found it to be quick & easy, but at the same time, a bit of a challenge. I loved the fact that I can use all my little scraps since your canvas is only 2.5" x 3.5". So this made it fast to put together. But at the same time, the small size also proved to be a bit of a challenge. For my first try, I was happy with the results. I kept it clean and simple...adding a touch of washi paper, distress ink and smooch ink. Mei Lin was colored with copics - colors used are listed below.

Since these were so fun to make, I'm thinking of starting a ATC Swap!!! What do you think? If you're interested in swapping some ATCs with me, let me know either in the comments of this post, or via email and I'll coordinate it! It will be fun...Join the Movement!!! Create, swap & collect!!!

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Project Ingredients:

ATC Card : Strathmore
Paper: Washi
Inks: Memento, Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
Copics:
Hair - 100, C9, C7, C5
Skin - E50, R20
Clothes - V12, V15
Other - Yr15, YR16, BG11, BG13


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