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!


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.


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


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.


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.



"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"


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).


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
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!!


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
Hair - 100, C9, C7, C5
Skin - E50, R20
Clothes - V12, V15
Other - Yr15, YR16, BG11, BG13

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Re-Stock & New Tool from We R Memory Keepers

Sew Easy tool & accessories are re-stocked!

We also have the new Mini Magnet Mat by We R Memory Keepers. A few months ago, we brought in the large magnetic cutting mat - great for scrapbooking and cutting fabric. This time, We R made a mini version that measures 5"x7", perfect for card making and working on smaller cutting projects.

LOVE that it's magnetic, and that it comes with a 6" magnetic ruler. Allows you to "layout" your design first without committing to the glue! Yikes.... don't you hate it when you have to try to "adjust" because the placement was wrong or crooked?

Now you don't have to...the mat works with WE R's magnet posts, strong magnets that will hold your project in place as you design and place your embellishments until you get it just right.

Have a safe 4th of July!



Played with my Sister Stamps - Kiyomi today and made a quick favor box out of gold cardstock.
She was super easy to color up with copics. For a list of colors used, please see below.

Project Ingredients:

Cardstock: Bazzill Metallic Gold
Stamp: Sister Stamps - Kiyomi
Die: Accucut Box #14

Bling: I-Rock
Washi Paper

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


Sister Stamps SOLD OUT!

Wow!!! The debut of Sister Stamps was a GREAT success...we sold out before the day ended! Don't worry, all pre-orders have been filled and either shipped out or available in-store for pick up.

We expect another shipment later in the week, so don't hesitate to take advantage of the 10% off and credit towards the Cove Stamp Club to receive a FREE Sister Stamp! When placing your order online, you will notice in the title *SOLD OUT but taking orders*...we will ship as soon as they are back in stock and notify you via email.

Don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns. Again, thank you for your continued support and can't wait to see what you create with these Asian Cutie Pies!