Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gathering Island Style...

This past Saturday Teri (Big Ideas From a Little Girl) hosted an Island Girl event. A gathering to include some of the most talented, creative sisters on the island of Oahu. Omgosh, it was so much fun, laughter, prizes, projects, demos, bentos, AND...rootbeer floats! Although many of us have built our friendships through blogland, for several, it was the first time meeting in person. And yes, we had our "Wild" ones there too, whom I won't mention (KYOKO, DENISE, JOY, & LINDA-lol). But not to worry, the "Mellow" ones were also in the house like um...ME! (lol).

For my island sisters, I created this RAK, using an image from Dandelion Designs. It was a perfect fit for the theme I wanted..."Ladybugs". The candy holder was created using cricut's version of SU's Top Note and the idea, I cased from Dawn Easton (Treasure Oiler Designz)

A bunch of them...35 in counting.

Although two different sets were created, both consisted of yummy mints.

I feel so blessed to be a part of this fabulous group of women. All who attended and all who weren't able to make it, your friendship/sisterhood has blessed me immeasurably.

Mahalo to everyone who contributed to this awesome event. Every part of your efforts, was well appreciated. I cannot thank you enough. In addition, to all who attended, your presence made it more delightful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Teri for such a wonderful time. My daughter and I were truly blessed.

21 comments:

Margie said...

Awww, what a lovely set of goodies! So pretty! I'm sure everyone loved and gushed over it all!!!
Good to see you ;)
TFS :*) margie

Tenia Nelson said...

How cool are these!!! Awesome work!!!

Denise said...

Had a very nice time! You quiet?? Um let me see..... Thanks for the rak, so CUTE!!!

Cheryl said...

Very clever idea Rina!!! I was trying to remember who gave me this beautiful candy treat holder.

Joy said...

love mine~! thanks so much for the goodies! I am truly blessed to have a wonderful friend like you and a powerful prayer sister in Christ like you!!! thank you for always listening and being there! aloha and God bless you!

Jodi said...

This was so sweet! Love this packaging you did! Thanks Rina for your sweet comments, I am so glad you were able to join us saturday, that was really nice for all of us to meet!
Hope my instructions were helpful to most. =)
Hugs
JOdi =)

Linda said...

Hey Rina! Thanks so much for the adorable treat holder! It's so pretty that I still haven't opened it! I'm not sure I ever will ...

Girl, you are such a blast to be around! And yeah, you're so quiet! Hahahaha! Take care and God Bless You! xoxo, Linda

Cami said...

Hi Rina! I'm so glad I met you on Saturday and am the proud recipient of this cute RAK! That ladybug is sooo cute and I love how you embossed the holder. It was a wonderful event, meeting the local blogging sistahs, one I'll always remember. Hugs, Cami

Islander Girl said...

Hey Girlie! OMG you and your bff Lolo Girl are so hilarious! So I take it there were no volunteers to make your card? LOL! Teri actually volunteered to cut all my little animals, all I have to do is put it together...she's such a sweetie!

Anyhow, I had so much fun chattin' w/you briefly! You're a hoot! Love your goodies, so cute and perfect! I don't wanna open it! LOL! It's sitting on my desk looking all pretty!!! Can't wait till we have another get together!

Aloha chicka!

Teri said...

Love your rak Rina! Glad you had a fun time!!

Paper Kisses said...

It was so nice to finally meet you. The RAK you made was just off da hook girl!!!! It's so cute, I'm just like Linda and don't even wanna open mine! Thank you so much! That was so much fun, we have to do it again!

Hugs~
Chals

Paper Kisses said...

It was so nice to finally meet you. The RAK you made was just off da hook girl!!!! It's so cute, I'm just like Linda and don't even wanna open mine! Thank you so much! That was so much fun, we have to do it again!

Hugs~
Chals

joni h said...

It was nice meeting you for the 2nd time! Love the RAK! Can't open the candies, the lady bugs are too cute! I was looking back at some of your awesome work and realized that you color most of your images with SU! markers. You need to show how you do that! Aloha!

Kyoko said...

Hey Sister! You, quiet ... OMG!!! LOL! Thank you so much for my treats ... I just love how you packaged them ... very creative! Thanks for the laughs on Saturday and can't wait to see you again.

Huggies,
Kyoko

Linnie said...

wow wow wow what stunning work i looove it
linniexxx

mochamama said...

Wow Rina, these are beautiful and what a lobour of love!!!

Renee said...

Rina Wow!!! These are fantastic!! I love the ladybugs, just adorable. thanks for sharing. Blessings and Hugs Renee

Rita said...

Sooooo cute!!! I luv it! You were a busy bee girl!

Risa said...

Wow...your cards are very pretty Rina! You are very talented!
hugs
Risa:)

Shirley said...

Not just an RAK, but a beutiful gift too! I love that ladybug and the colors!

Liz said...

too cute!