Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Feet: Mom sitting for a friend...

Happy feet! Finally taking a break from craziness...
Was sooo happy to Mom-sit for a friend. Ocean air, sun, surfers in the distance...pure heaven.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream

Easiest of methods...We used lots of perfumey/stinky old fashion cheap shaving cream & whatever little ink bottles were lying around that were driving me crazy. Was able to lay quite a few to rest! Always satisfying to finally burn through some of the supplies that keep accumulating. Don't know why they multiply!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ocean Treasures: our friends' picnic table. Kualoa

Mary and I went to check on her vetiver plants at beach edge in Kualoa. They're thriving in salty, sandy soil. My eye caught the picnic table out back...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book making with Lilla on Monday eve. 5-8

Lilla will be leading this book making project for stampclub. She suggests you bring an old calendar with pictures that you can use in your book. We will have magazines to cut up and the collage folio to peruse through.
Stampclub is $5 plus a pupu. 5:30-8 at Rubber Stamp Plantation . Give us a call to let us know you're coming! We'll also be having a 20% off sale everything in our store that day!

Can't wait to have you come play with us!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

lei for all attending artists of Artful Bra Project.

Bras on the way to Hard Rock. We had 2 car loads & a truck with all the display items. Goose bumps/chicken skin...all the lei we had. Thank you Hard Rock for donating them!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

cataloging and numbering the Artful Bras...

One evening, Kristen & children, Precilla, Debbie, Darrell, Katie, Mary, David & I unpacked, numbered, labeled, cataloged, & photographed (then repacked) 80 bras. Took us an astounding 3 1/2 hours. Well oiled machine! we learned to keep all the paper work with the corresponding bra until the very end! fun matching names with bras!

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Artful Bra Collection

you can't imagine the utter joy that filled our workshop when the artists began bringing in their bras...along with their daughter's, friends', coworkers', & classmates'. The Allied Health Program at LCC & KCC participated as their community service project this semester. Big Mahalo fo' dat!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Artful Bra Project 2010 :Bras EVERYWHERE!

jenny arrived with 20 bras...we busted out the boxes and counted 40! Bras up to the ceiling, bras under the tables. This was sooo much fun! Treasures came in the mail, were delivered from the North Shore... I'm just sure some came via donkey:)


Bras, Bras everywhere. Bras came in from Texas, New Jersey, Waianae, Kaimuki, Leeward Community College, Kapiolani Community College, Merrill & Associates, Friends, family, strangers...101 of them!!!!! Well....100, Jenny's wasn't quite finished!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inspirational bejeweled magnets/wall hangings

Just a quickie to give you a glimpse of what we'll be making at Stampclub this Monday nite. 5:30-8p at Rubber Stamp Plantation. $5...all materials and tools included. Come with a pupu and make as many as you like! Rendy will be leading this project!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tropical Craft Stencils: Candy's wine bottle gift bags are extraordinary!

Candy at Parker Ranch Store in Kamuela on the Big Island makes amazingly great stuff out of reclaimed blue jeans! Look what she did with our Tropical Craft Stencils! Be sure to say "hi" when you stop by. They have an eclectic array of "made in Hawaii" products, including a whole room filled with yummy eats. Many are unique and specially made for Parker Ranch!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pile-o-magnets: glass bathroom tile meets car decals

I'm tickled. Another surface has yet to escape me! Shopping at home depot for hose clamps, netting with blue glass bathroom tile threw itself upon me. I dragged it home thinking I would etch it with Tropical Etch glass etching stencils. I heard Miami in my left ear screaming "what ARE you THINKING?!?!". In front of me were over runs of our new mini decals...for cars, laptops, cell phones, notebooks, etc. and now....MAGNETS! they're sooooo kewl!

Monday, June 14, 2010

What does your pencil holder look like?

What does your pencil holder look like? This is just one of mine. I keep forgetting to turn around. I'm bound to find exactly what I need in one, if not another. I just counted 5 of them on and around my desk. I think I could survive on a desert island with what's in just this one of my "pencil holder" type thingys. Inventory: exacto knife, paint brush sponge, ruler, tweezers, bull clip, 3 spoons, 2 fork, black cord with shell pendant, lip balm, glue stick, drawing pen, glue pen, the ever necessary lip liner, stipple brush, lead pencil, pencil with bumble bee to entertain me, metalic gold paint pen, several ball point pens, orange pencil, several #2 pencils, mini box cutter, mini container of 12g of Tajin "salsa en polvo", and a pokey wooden ceramic tool/cuticle pusher back.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Letterpress paraphanalia

Letterpress paraphanalia is just another one of those things. Nalani signed me up for a ceramics class. looking fwd to playing with these and a bunch of other stuff hanging out in baskets.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tattoos meet Bodacious Bangles

Sometimes my attention span is that of a flea. I'm not sure what generation of Bodacious Bangles I'm on, tho this one surprised me! Rubber Stamp Plantation's temporary tattoos! What's being marketed as "water slide transfers", are simply temporary tattoos. How fun is that! They need a good clear coat prior to finishing, tho the bracelets need one anyway! I decided I love the new Luminarte Shimmering Mists so well, that i had to leave a good majority of this batch simply painted. Embellishing seemed to take away from their beauty. They were a hit at the Merrie Monarch Festival Craft Fair.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tattoo Pendant using Amate Bezels...First set of prototypes

This is one of the neatest projects I've tried in a while. I invested a slew in bezels from Amate and have been putting my tattoo designs and some doodle art in them with an epoxy resin. Stunning with a great neckline!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

How I just LOVE washi paper...from my Japan trip



One of the highlights of my trip to Japan in January was my day with Sadao. Subways, walking, temples, shrines, cookies, mochi, sushi, & washi! I lugged around a 3 foot roll of washi all over the city. At the end of the day, laughed over a beer with Sadao that the washi had quite the walking tour. I should have thought to take photos of it in front of all the sights...kind of like the Travelocity Gnome! next time!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Na Pali Coast...50th birthday continues on Kauai!






What an amazing adventure. The weather was perfect, a bit overcast, a few drizzles to help fill the waterfalls. Low tide and calm seas early am enabled us to take the boat into the caves. Snorkeling at the old fishing village brought us to a playground of honu (sea turtles), a school of yellow tang so dense, you couldn't see the water! My first time with a white tipped shark.
We were escorted home by a fleet of dolphins playing, spinning, jumping & racing!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Deb's 50th B-day Card Contest Winner!!

Congrats Stephanie Freeman for winning Deb's 50th B-day Card Contest.

Independent Len-my favorite tv show...PBShttp://www.pbs.org/independentlens/video/online/

I just watched "Garbage Dreams" on Independent lens, and can not keep silent any longer. I live for this show on PBS weekly. These movies inspire me, tickle me, and keep me thinking about them for months...years...Here's the link to view the videos, or rent them on netflix. some of my favorites...Helvetica, Cats of Murkatami, Lakshmi & me, Red White Black &Blue, Sisters of '77, Paul Conrad...just about all of them. let me know what you think...you can email me thru Rubber Stamp Plantation on Facebook, if not thru here...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sitting mermaid with twinkling H2Os

Sharon Diskin created this amazingly detailed underwater scene with Rubber Stamp Plantation stamps using Twinkling H2Os. She used the maile lei stamp as a sea plant, lehua blossom as a sea sponge, swirl sun for a spider star fish. Starring as themselves...shell honu, coral, sand dollar, etc. She created a similar scene on a cigar box purse.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hawaiian Quilting students at Kuuipo Restaurant in Kamiooka, Japan

Akemi and Masai were our hosts for Haunani Cesar's 5 days of Hawaiian Quilting classes. These are some of the students that invited us on a wonderful adventure to an onsen in Hakone. Our 2 day road trip included the Needle Festival, favorite shrines & temples, charcoal eggs...eaten for long life, wood inlay class from a master, and of course...lots of great food, noodles, sake, and Akemi's 50th birthday feast after the roof top onsen...at nite, in the brisk, cold air.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Black/Charcoal eggs...our quest enroute to Hakone

12 of us caravaned in 3 cars up the mountain enroute to the onsens in Hakone. We stopped here...geothermal vents atop the mountain...a shrine for cleansing and the sign for "black eggs"...just in case one needs directions. Black eggs were yum! (hard boiled, or charcoal cooked to "hard boiled"). Eaten to bring another 7 years to your life. Think I ate 3. Yes...that's snow...brrrrr!