Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Urgent Help! I need help in finding Shadow a good home asap!

Hello Friends!  I am trying to help friends find a good home for "Shadow".  He is a sweet, gentle house dog who is a great companion.  Shadow is about 7 years old.  His owner is very ill and is currently in the hospital but will be moved to a nursing home soon.  The nursing home, of course, does not allow pets.  My friends who are currently taking care of Shadow needs to find a home for him ASAP as the apartment complex that they live in does not allow pets either and they were told that if they continue to keep the dog there, they will be evicted.  If he does not find a home soon, he will be taken to the Humane Society. 
This is just too sad.  Shadow is staying on and off in my yard in a little make shift house.  He's okay when people are with him outside, but it's clear that he is not happy when he is left outside.  He's not too happy about being outdoors because he is actually a house dog.  My poor Mochiko would freak out if Shadow came into her house!
If you know of anyone who could give this sweet dog a home, please send me an email ASAP!  I would truly hate to see this dog put down.
Thank you for reading my post tonight!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The New Stampin' Up! Catalog is here!!!

It's here!!  The 2013 - 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog is now available!  First day to order is Saturday, June 1.   I'm loving all of the new products in this new catty!  I went through it and tagged what caught my eye and the catalog is full of tags!!
Want a free catalog?  Place a $30 order through my SU website and I will send a catalog to you! (Please note that this offer is my personal offer and not associated with any offer through Stampin' Up)
I am trying to plan an Open House sometime in early July.  The catalog would already be available to order from, but I'm needing some time to figure out my free projects for this event.  It's been a while since I've had an Open House.  I will announce it here and on my facebook page.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Money Headband for Graduation

Now that graduation is all done, I'm finally going to have time to do some posting!  I know that not all of you are on Facebook and not seeing all of the projects that I've been working on, so I'm going to make a good effort to get back to blogging.
I am posting this sort of tutorial tonight because after I posted this on Instagram and FB, people are asking how to make one!
My son received this money headband from our neighbor "Aunty Lani" and I thought it was a really clever gift for the graduate!  
You will need about 40 one dollar bills.  If you can get your hands on some clean crisp bills, it kind of helps.  Thanks to the gals at HSFCU for gathering their best of the dollars today.  You guys are the best!
Step 1: take the dollar and fold it in half like this:
Step 2:  Fold one edge to the center like this:
Step 3:  Fold the other edge to the center to look like this:
Step 4:  Fold the dollar in the center to look like this:
 This is the side view after you fold it:
Step 5:  Take the long ends and fold each edge to meet in the middle, it should look like this:
 This is what it looks like when you are done.
Step 6:  I folded about 10 dollars and then started to assemble the headband.  Take two of the folded dollars and insert one into the other like this:
 If done correctly, it should look like this:
 Continue to add the folded dollars til done!  Here's a couple of photos of the third dollar added.
That's it!  To close the headband, save one dollar and skip Step 5.  The dollar will be long.
 Insert the dollar into the last dollar like this:
 Other views of what it should look like (it was hard to take the photo with one hand and hold the headband!)
 Another view...
 To finish it up, tuck the ends into the dollar under the flaps.  It's hard to explain, but you will know what to do when you are actually holding the headband.   The photo below is not the actual size of the headband.  I just closed it so I could take the photo and finish up this mini tutorial.
I would love to hear feedback from you!  Hope you have fun making this headband and thank you for visiting my blog today!