Monday, August 9, 2010

Last week!

Good Morning! It's Monday! Well, don't forget that we have a 20% off your purchase (pretty much the entire store.) until Thursday our last day. (so sad, but chin up as a new adventure begins!)

Well, what are we doing this week. still working on projects, got one from of our morning crew, shared a really cute strawberry favor that we'll be sharing at the Mapunapuna re-opening on Sept. 4th. Still debating what to make for the Pearl City Ben Franklin Paper Party on August 28th Sat. Any ideas? What will I do so early in the morning now.... ah sleep :) lol. But, I look forward to seeing many of you over at Market City Ben Franklin. How will I get my ideas and/or finish up my projects when I get stuck? ..... Your email.

Please come by and sign up for the email list. Look forward to still being able to keep in contact with many of you as you have assisted in sharing your ideas which helped us grow as notecard makers, soft crafters, and just as crafters in general. So please come by and get a really good deal, but also, leave an email if you haven't already.

Next blog will have pictures -- still trying to get a new camera, maybe my flat leilani will travel somewhere exotic and need to get a really good one. :)

But, before that, Christmas present crafts, starting my ideas -- but first I need to make a new slow cooker cover (need a pattern, anyone got one? Thanks Lei's mom for the great laulau receipe!), a receipe box to hold all the receipes that I'm collecting now that I'm trying to learn how to use my slow cooker - any ideas? and a shoe bag (going to use all the fabric that I have, but will be buying that terrific iron on vinyl that someone hooked me up with last year - get 'em at BFS you know and at the back of the CitC store).

As the saying goes so much to do, so little time...So "C"eep on Crafting!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August, Already!

School's started for those public school kids! At least there wasn't too much traffic this morning. Shopping at Long's, good thing got that downtown one and all those friendly faces in the morning ready to greet us all.

Well, August holds many new things for us, we are sad to inform you, that we will be closing Crafts in the City doors on August 12th. It has been great meeting all of you. It has been a pleasure to be of service to all of you from taking an "AC" or "coffee" breaks, just waiting for the pedestrian light to change, on the way to UPS, the downtown post office, or just running errands. Then being able to get to know many of you from the paddling and volleyball groups that you help with, what kind of Starbucks drinks you recommend, school projects that you needed to get completed, and blowing up balloons for that special little person - sending smiles to you. All of you will be missed but not forgotten.

So let's play and enjoy (come by did you see the tweet? did ya? better go check it out!) See ya before the 12th. If not, watch for where to follow us. (Hint: Do you know who Crafts in the City is related to?)

Friday, July 30, 2010

All kinds of new stuff!

Did you read the Star Advertiser yesterday? They were talking about "jelly" bracelets that are in fun shapes. Pretty cool, made me think about Madonna, punk rock and "jelly" shoes, not to mention, clear purses (didn't I just see a Coach one like that recently? or was it Dooney & Burke?) Anyway, I'll be stopping by Ben Franklin today after work to get a few for the family and maybe myself...we'll see.

As for the "grown-up" things, new to the store...We R Memories, we got in new paper and there is the cool card making kit. I think that might be an investment for me. Not much to coordinate and think about plus, I'm always looking for that special handmade card.

Now that I found my camera (shucks, no new camera for my birthday. Maybe I can get something else...what about a yudu, cricut expression, create-topia? do I really need any of that. OF COURSE! what crafter doesn't, well first I need to make more space, but it's that always the question and new year's resolution?) On a different note, here's a picture of the studio g items that we got in -- look for the beautiful black rolling rack -- some of you might know it better as the items that we have 4 for $5.
And of course, Halloween - those of you that came by yesterday -- you are correct, you did see us working on Halloween. Just think, we were just showing you how to make graduation leis the other month and now it's time for the holidays! The EK edge punchse are "cute" and halloween-E!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

All kinds stuff going on!

Hey There! Those of you who know about our studio g line --- we got in a new line (blue and brown) all the cupcakes are gone. But these are just as good for 4 for $5. Love it.

As for other things, here's somethings that we did last week. Don't you just love it. Those Hero Arts stamps, just can't control myself. (lol)  We also just got in (Mr. Mail-person, thank you for delivering this morning!) got in a few stickers for Halloween (a few) but they are cute especially if you like Snoopy. (Come by later on this afternoon! did I mention the bat edge punch from EK Success that came with that box, too.)

We got new paper on Friday. Looking at what I can do with the cool/shiny/glittery paper that we got in.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flat Leilani & Relay for Life

Has anyone gone to the Joy of Crafting blog. Joy has a really neat project Flat Leilani. I made one, waiting for Josh to make his (LOL). However, Leilani go to the Relay for Life at Ala Moana. Thanks so much to Jenny from the Market City Ben Franklin for inviting us.

See it's Coby, Leilani, Chris, Jenny.

Thanks for those of you who made your donations! Our thoughts go out to all of you who are survivors! (We know who you are, and how special you all are to us at CitC!) One more birthday to celebrate.

Brighten Your Day~!

Get your stamp on with us at the store! We are changing up today's demo to bring you a brighter day with new stamps from Hero Arts. Come on down during your lunch hour to make this card and bring back to your office. For a friend, for family at home, give this to someone special!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Card Contest!

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! No! Not for governor. Vote for your favorite card for our Month of July Card Contest!! Swing by during your break or after hours and grab your ballot once for everyday of this week and vote. Vote for your friend, your friend's friend, or just because you admire great crafting. We have our new ad up and running today so while you're voting you can pick up a flier too. Bicones, Rhinestones, pre cut cards, and punches. You name it, we got the deals! Show us some love and tell us what new projects you've been working on. Lots of customers coming in and out working hard on plenty of crafting projects and you guys have been doing GRREAT with all these ideas. Keep it up and remember...Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here's a little something, something we whipped out for you guys. You can pause at specific clips by clicking on the button in the top left corner of the slide show. If you want to, drop by the store and make this with us today. Enjoy!

(edit) I noticed some errors in the slideshow. We are going through to edit it thanks!
Marvy Uchida Paper Trimmer Buddy!
Enter a card for July's Card Contest and you could win this bad boy. A little heads up we had a couple people wanting to enter their cards in quite late so we are extending the entry to next week monday morning so don't be hasty to turn it in tomorrow. Rules and Requirements were posted in a previous blog however you can always come in and ask us at any time.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just Chillin'

Just taking a "tea" break and thinking about this summer. Chillin' out is always great! I know that we're scheduled to make leis today, but we still can, just come by and make a card with us too. We are making this one today, using the new Hero Arts clear stamps that we got in recently. We just send you an invite to come on Chill with us during lunch!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Good Morning Monday Crafters! We just got in the new issue of Island Family for the month of June. Pick up a copy today and check out what we got inside for you. We're sad to say goodbye to Gayle. She's parting us to return back to her home store in Enchanted Lake. She was a great help in running the store while Chris was out. In another note let's welcome back CHRIS! From her month long absence, she's finally returned! We know alot of you guys have been missing her so you should stop by and give her a welcome back surprise.
This is the last week for our ad. Great oppurtunity for beaders to get discounts on Sterling Silver and Beadalon Findings. Next week we'll be starting up on a new ad, we are also accepting RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) themed cards for our Card Contest. Rules and Requirements were posted in a previous blog. If you're interested get crafting fast and turn your cards in next week. You may be the winner. Hope everybody's having a great summer!! Happy Crafting everyone!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First Week of July!

We hope everyone had a GREAT 4th of July weekend and warm welcomes back into our first full week of July. To start things off we got in a large selection of Jolee stickers and best of all it's on sale this week!! Our new ad has kicked in so you can find tons of things for special %off prices, including all of our new Jolees stickers up until July 16th, friday of next week. Get your flier and our July Calendar today!

Remember July's Card Contest is coming up so if you're interested CREATE your own card today. Rules and requirements are posted in last weeks blog but you can always come in and ask us for anything and everything else.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Crochet Lei Classes and Card Contest!

Do you want to learn to crochet beautiful leis for a friend or family? We hold classes on thursday throughout the month just for you. Next week we are holding a class on Thursday, July 8th from 3pm to 5pm in the afternoon. If you're interested in signing up drop by the store and we can get you on our list. There is a charge for the class and materials are sold seperately. For all other information and questions ask one of our associates today.

For the month of July we are holding a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) themed Card Contest. Here's the rules and requirements:

        1. The card must have a RAK style theme.

        2. To incorporate the new Paper Company
          Cards of any design or color. (For questions
          or location of this item please ask one of our

        3. 75% of product included in the card should
          be bought from the store.

        4. 5*7 is the maximum size for card entrees.

       Cards should be turned in from July 12th to the 16th. Voting begins on the following monday, July 19th, to the 23rd. For all other questions or concerns please stop by today. Our new Calendar for July is also up on Crafts in the City or pick up the calendar inside the store. July's Card Contest Prize will be announced on a later date.
      In observance of Fourth of July we will be closed on Monday, July 5th. Have a GREAT Fourth of July weekend and remember HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE!

      Wednesday, June 30, 2010

      Happy 4th of July!

      Missed monday's post because the site was acting up but we have 4th of July early bird specials happening for the rest of the week. You can look up on Crafts in the City under weekly specials for what's on early bird special for each day. Starting from 7am to 12pm get what you need while supplies last.
      Thank you Cheryl for your comment on the money rose. For anyone else that is interested we made the rose out of printed money with red ink on the front and back, but you can make the rose out of regular crisp dollar bills or even foreign money if you wanted to make it exciting.
      NEW Sizzix dies called Alterations by Tim Holtz came in last week along with plenty of NEW Stamps from Hero Arts. For anything big or small these dies and stamps will help make your project as unique and one-of-a-kind as you want it.

      Thursday, June 24, 2010


      We're sharing a secret if you share us a surprise! Come in today...only today and wish Anu a "Happy, Happy Birthday!" and if it wasn't odd enough we'll give YOU a present instead just for participating in this End of the Month Event. Thank you to everyone who entered a card this month in the Card Contest, we're always looking for new competition so if you're interested please let us know. We would love to see YOUR card in the months to come so stay tuned in to hear the requirements for the next Card Contest.

      Here's a little something Anu made as part of yesterdays Demo.
      Want to learn to make one yourself come in and we'll teach you!
      Money Rose

      We've been bringing in lots of new items but we'd like to know what you think. Help be a big part of our website by creating a blogspot of your own @ BLOGGER! and leave comments below each post to let us know what you think. Share with us your ideas, your projects, and how you use your crafting tools and items. We are always looking for New and Creative ways to improve all projects. Let out the inner crafting animal and blog with us TODAY!

      Remember to come in and wish a "Happy, Happy Birthday!" and get your present today!



      Wednesday, June 23, 2010

      Summer Elements

      We just finished putting up our NEW items from American Craft. For an exciting way to spice up any craft, select from the many brads, eyelets, and buttons. With a variety to choose from, be it glitter or jewel the American Craft Element designs are sure fire way to bring dazzle to your projects.

      Monday, June 21, 2010

      Hello Crafters,
      To start off this week we got in NEW Happy Birthday items from Studio G with a SWEET tooth. New stationaries, letters with envelopes, stickers, and stamps both clear and on the block all for a great price you can't beat. Already we've seen come crafter have at it with the new product so get it while it's still on our shelf.
      Congratulations Contestant Number 1 for winning this month's Happy Birthday themed Card Contest. For Any information regarding our Monthy Card Contests stay tuned on the blog for rules and requirements or come in and ask us at the store.
      Our ad for this week is closing this week friday so for anyone still looking to get a cheap price on Swarovski bicones, paper, stickers, and our new Uptown beads now's the time. Still excited about our special this week? So are we! You'll only find out about it here so keep in touch and Happy Crafting!

      Thursday, June 17, 2010


      Happy Birthday to Anu! In celebration we are holding something special next week so stay tuned on the blog and twitter if you want to be a part of it. Voting is still underway for our card contest. You can vote once per day so you only have today and tomorrow left to determine the winner. Vote for your favorite card by asking for a ballot.

      We got in a small NEW selection of sizzix dies from borders to bows these dies would go great with your Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine. Also got in a small NEW selection of matstacks, with patterns or solids, glitter or gloss, this cardstock collection has everything. Our graduation leis are unfortunately going to be moving out of the store now that graduation is over, so if you are still looking for a lei come and get them while they are still here.
      We are going through a little bit of reorganizing so don't be afraid to ask for something if you can't find it. Happy Crafting.

      Monday, June 14, 2010

      Vote For Your Favorite!

      Hope everyone had a great Weekend. Voting for this month's card contest has begun. Vote for you favorite card this week to determine the winner. Come in and ask for a ballot! Got friends? Bring them too. You can vote once per day giving you 5 days total and then we reveal the winner on monday next week.. If you're interested in being apart of any future contests let us know, we'll give you the rundown. Maybe you could win a prize!

      Our new ad has started this week. If you haven't already, you can view our ad under weekly specials at Crafts in the City! Or you can come in and pick up a flier.

      Tuesday, June 8, 2010

      Card CONTEST

      For any of you card making crafters out there we are coming to a close on our June Calendar. If you haven't made one yet we are looking for a Birthday Card theme in honor of ANU'S Birthday this month. Requirements are at least 75% of products used for the card is from the store and no larger than 5x7. Cards are due in by 6pm closing on Thursday so hurry and get those cards in. Prize for first place will be a Gel Pen set of 48 pens running at a regular price of $19.99 and it can be yours if you win.

      Got any new ideas you want to share? We are always looking for interesting crafting ideas. Come by and let us know what you're working on. Kind of like our own little show-n-tell. Need an idea but can't think of anything? Not to panic, we can help you out! Keep crafting everyone!

      Friday, June 4, 2010

      Howdy Doody!

      Our website is down for a while right now so if you havent seen what we got on sale this week drop on by and pick up a flier and our new calendar for the month of June.
      Small update today. We got in a new line of beads called Uptown Beads by Dress It Up.  Very neat and stylish, also easy to make. Pick your chain and the beads you want and slip them on. No need to tie, crimp, or toggle, so no hassle!
      We still have a lot of people coming in asking about Leis for their graduates. For any occasion we got TONS of leis to chose from. Want to learn to make one? No problem!

      Wednesday, June 2, 2010

      New Month, New Ad, Happy Faces!

      Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.

      Summertime is here and it's waiting for you. Need to make a stylized card for that special someone? We got just what you need. Stop on by and check out our new products from The Paper Company. From regular to scalloped, square to circle, these cards can help you make the perfect invitation for your party. Alongside the right size envelope you can't go wrong here.Here's an example made by Anu.
      CONGRATS for last months Father's Day Card Contest Winner. Fantastic Card making skillz.
      Come check out what's new on sale this week. You just might find what you weren't looking for.

      Friday, May 28, 2010

      Jump Start Your Summer!

      Kick your summer into gear with our store surprise. Come in and tell us "Goodbye Graduation! Summer sun here I come!" with all the emphasis and we'll show you just how ready we are. Stop by today right now and get it while it lasts!

      Wednesday, May 26, 2010

      Having a Blast!

      A big CONGRATULATIONS to all 2010 graduates. Hope everyone had a fantastical school year! For any last minute shoppers Lei Book VIII is what you've been looking for. It's got the most popular lei instructions of today. Whether you're using straws, crochet hooks, or even your fingers this is the book you'll need!

      We got some new items in. Our new book binding tool called The Cinch tm is a must for crafting. Perfect for school projects or even your office notebooks. Best of all you can choose where you want your holes punched. "Makes binding a cinch!" Also we got some new Martha Stewart corner punches and edge punches. For a neat way to stylize a card or paper these punches are the right choice.

      A couple schools still left to go for graduation, again CONGRATS to all! Any graduation parties to prepare for? Stop by sometime for some pretty cool ideas.
      In need of some excitement? Lets kick off this summer with something to remember. We are holding something special for everyone tomorrow and Friday but you gotta visit the website first to be in on the loop. Keep crafting everyone!

      Monday, May 24, 2010

      Graduation is almost done!

      Graduation is almost coming to a close, only a couple more weeks left. Stop on by today and learn how to make your leis for your 2010 graduations. Who knows you could even start early for next year. Need any grad party ideas we might have what you need. Any questions, queries, or concerns we've got the answers!

      We got in some new items so drop in anytime to check them out. You might like what you see!

      Thursday, May 20, 2010

      Don't forget to Vote

      Friday is the last day to vote for this month's card contest.  Come by 6pm tomorrow to get your vote in.

      Graduation is in full swing did you make your leis yet? What about a grad board - visit your local Ben Franklin for help with this one stop shop for your graduation supplies (board, letters, decoration!)

      Also, Father's Day is coming up! what do you have lined up for that special Dad.

      Monday, May 17, 2010

      Graduation is HERE!

      Come on by to learn to make your last minute graduation leis for that special graduate! Also, don't forget to for our card contest this month. Put your name in the drawing for a staz-on ink pad (color of your choice) just for coming in and voting this week.! Also, Josh can assist those of you who'd like to see how to make a money rose (he's the guru!)

      Also, we're going to be passing out a special coupon for the first 50 customers on May 27-28. Watch for more information on the blog and tweets - you need to have the special code. Also, Josh will be blogging and tweeting for a couple weeks give our CitC followers a little spice in your life.

      Tuesday, May 11, 2010

      Fathers' Day Card Contest

      Drop off your cards by Friday May 14th to be eligible for voting next week.

      1) Size: no larger than a 5"x7" card.
      2) Theme: Father's Day. Be creative and have fun.
      3) 75% of product used is purchase from Crafts in the City
      4) challenge: you need to use 2 colors of Flower Soft.
      Prize: 1st place card winner: Alcohol Ink and applicator ($25 value), 2nd place card winner: Martha Stewart punch (Value $16.99)

      Next month: June - Birthday theme!

      Monday, May 3, 2010

      May is here!

      You know school is almost over, projects for the kids are just around the corner. Finals (cram sessions!) College Libraries open with later hours. Everyone working so hard getting ready for that special graduate. Have you made them a lei yet? What about favors?

      New things we got in Martha punches (and they are on sale). We even got that fuzzy poster that you color in.

      Wednesday, April 28, 2010

      Got Leis! Mothers' Day Card!

       Here we are showing off our lei making skills. Come by and learn how to make a lei for May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii...This Saturday. If not get ready for your kids' May Day programs next week?
      Do you have Lei Book VIII? If not we got some in! Just $6.99.

      We made this card yesterday, the picture is a little hard to see but we used the Psst! Shimmer Mist!  Really like playing with it. Plus, we used one of the newer EK punches that we got it a few weeks ago. Plus, our favorite stamp dandelion! Add a little ribbon and BO bunny paper (on sale until Friday).

      Come by and check out what we're up to!

      Friday, April 23, 2010

      Graduation is coming! Boy's Day and Mother's Day first!

      First off, don't forget to come before 6pm today to put in your vote for the card contest. Also, don't forget that we have a special give away for those of you who come to participate in the voting.

      Secondly, Graduation is coming...yes very soon. Did you come by and pick-up your graduation dates and color list from us. (the pink on is the most up to date.)

      Come by and see about what you can make for that special graduate in your life...or future graduate.

      As for Boy's Day we have a a few more dandelion fish stamps and working on some cute ideas for next week. Also, Mother's Day can't forget my mom! NO WAYS! Let alone, all you great mothers out there!

      Reminder: Wedding Expo at the Convention Center is tonight and tomorrow, stop by and get a coupon for $1 off the event ticket price.

      Here's a few pictures from earlier this week of CitC customers and/or special guests: Joy and Lisa Adams.

      Wednesday, April 21, 2010