Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Day - Festival Lily


Hope you're having a nice weekend.  Thanks to Alyce from Kit and Clowder I got to play with a lovely free digital image created by the very talented Wendy Burns, owner of All Dressed Up.  Her name is Festival Lily and if you're a part of the Kit and Clowder Facebook community you'll have already received and participated in the coloring contest using this beautiful image.  

Here's the card I made, love how girly it turned out.

Had a bit of fun with a new photo editor, Pixlr which created this very cool glamour shot.  I must say it makes my card look very professional...  (lol)  I love how soft & kawaii it makes everything look. Sorta whimsical just like this image.  Here's my coloring before the glamour shot in case you wanted to see the flaws, I mean the difference. lol...

That's all I have for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend and as always, Mahalo for stopping by!

Supplies used:

  • Festival Lily digi - All Dressed Up
  • Essential backgrounds Text style clear stamps Product # LVB297 - Whiff of Joy
  • Patterned papers Lyric & Fairy Rhymes, flowers Lucille Song Bird #555597 - Prima Marketing
  • White Neenah cardstock
  • Die-namics Mini Album Squares, Dainty Dots border  - MFT 
  • Designer Mini Tags, leafy branch, burlap twine natural - Taylored Expressions
  • Sentiment, sequins - Winnie & Walter 
  • Open leaf flourish die - LLLC
  • Laser cut wood butterfly - Recollections
  • Handicraft lace - Daiso Japan
  • Distress inks: Tumbled glass, walnut stain, stickles - Tim Holtz by Ranger
  • Versafine Vintage sepia - Tsukineko
  • Magic Perlen Pens: transparent blue & transparent - Viva Decor
  • Copics:
    • Skin: E000, E21, E00, R30
    • Hair: N7, N4, B24
    • Dress/butterflies: G0000, G000, G00, G02, YR00, E30, E31, N3, N1, E11, YR82
    • Outline: G000

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A little Thanks


Today I'm popping in for a fun and quick card I made after seeing this awesome card by card creator and owner of the Deconstructed Sketch, Jen Shults.  She made it as a just for fun card and that inspired me too.

This is a no coloring on this card which made putting it together pretty quick.  All the pieces on this card are mainly scraps that were on the table from other projects, all except the felt and the green & white polka dot paper.  Here are the supplies used:
I hope you're all having a great Saturday!!  Take care and Mahalo for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

LFF #76 - Happy Birthday Danny!


Today for Lilo's Fun Friday #75, I wanted to share a card I made for a little boy named Danny Nickerson from Foxboro, Massachusetts.  He's celebrating his 6th birthday today!!  Woo Hoo!!  On my last post, I shared a link to Danny's story and his only wish was to receive birthday cards for his birthday.  How cool is this?  I read on Facebook yesterday that he has already received more than thousands of cards/packages and it's not his birthday yet!  OMG that is awesome!!  I know quite a few amazing cardmakers from all over the globe who were busily making their cards to send to Danny by his birthday.  Whether he receives them by today or days later, I'm sure he will be smiling from ear to ear having the time of his life opening each card and package.  That's what I love about this crafting community: People from all over getting excited about sending a brave and inspiring little guy a birthday card.  I jumped on the bandwagon and made this card featuring someone who I think will definitely make Danny's birthday a little bit brighter and bring him a smile too...

Yep, it's a very special guest appearance by none other than Bob the Yeti from Y&FH!  It's been quite some time since I inked up this gentle giant.  As you can see I wiped away all the Christmas lights and gave him a nice furry look.  He's dressed up for the occasion with his red bow tie and the glasses, doesn't he look dapper?  I think so.  After coloring him up I pulled a fairly new paper pad that had a cool birthday theme and used several sheets to make a card with no real layout in mind.  Just started cutting and things just sorta came together...

Ta-da!!  hahaha!!  I love how bright and happy this card turned out to be.  I hope Danny feels the same way. ^.^  See my brain works so much better late at night or is that early morning?!  hahaha!  The sentiment is also from the same paper pad and totally worked as a cool banner.  This paper pad made it super easy to complete this card.  Now as most of you know, I don't usually add anything to the inside, except a nice sheet of white printing paper with a computer generated sentiment, but I decided hey why not, it's only 3am, keep going, and so I did. (bahahaha!)  Instead of going with just the patterned paper and a white space for a little message I added two more familiar faces to add an extra cuteness factor. (If fun also comes to mind I accomplished my goal.)  Also making a guest appearance, say hello to my little friends, Fumi (w/ Turtle) & Chuckles (w/ Gecko).  

See my brain really does work better at night/early morning.  (hahaha)  Inside the white space I wrote a little message to Danny wishing him a fabulous birthday, not sure if he's able to read that, but I'm sure one of his parents will.  Alrighty folks, I think I'll close with a shout out to Danny...

Mahalo for stopping by!  Happy Aloha Friday!!  God Bless!

Supplies I used:
Bob the Yeti, Fumi w/ Turtle, Chuckles w/ Gecko stamps (Yumi & Fumi Handmade), MFT dies (beautiful bows, stitched circles), LLLC Flag banner die, white & black Neenah cardstock, red with embossed dots cardstock (Michael's), CC Designs Cutters Guys die, 6x6 patterned paper We R Memory Keepers HIP HIP hooray! (I purchased it at Michael's), Danny's name was handwritten with Copic W10.  Copics used to color Bob: W2, W4, W6 W7, B93, B91 & R21.  Sorry I forgot to write down the Copics for the other two images (In my defense it was 3am by that time... hahaha!)  Toodles!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Send a Birthday card to Danny!

Hey everyone!

This is my second post today, scroll down to see a fun tag I made over the weekend.

I'm popping in (again) to share an inspirational story I saw on Facebook.  There's a little boy who's 6th birthday is on Friday, July 25th.  He's a sweet courageous and lovable little guy and all he wants for his birthday is a box full of birthday cards with his name on it.  I don't normally do this, but since we're all crafters why not?  Now I know this community and I know we all have lots of cards that could be sent to this little guy to make his birthday the best ever.  Just add a little or big tag with his name, Danny, and send it out.

Easy peasy

For all the details on his story and how you can make his birthday wish come true read HERE.  A good tip to remember which is not listed on the site but I'm taking it from Kris' Make a Keiki Smile rules: No glitter of any type (loose, on paper, stickles, etc) or loose embellishments on the cards. *Paper is included in the "No" because there are bits that fall off or can be rubbed off. If adding embellies, make sure they are secured with good glue. Now again, this is something I'm going to do, not something that is restricted.

I'm gonna stay up for awhile longer tonight so that I can send the card out tomorrow.  Will you join me?