Friday, April 24, 2015

KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #46


There's a brand new challenge starting today at the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday challenge.  The theme should be a fairly simple one so hope to see you all join.

Girly cards
Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Make sure to pop on over to the blog and see all the details, while you are there make sure to stop by my teammates blogs and leave them some love.  We were lucky to receive a few images to play with.  Here's the gift card holder I made using the Heels - Cheetah digi.  I can see myself using this image for a few fun cards for the future.   Anyways, let's get to my giftcard holder:

I know a few girls at work who would love this!  hahaha..  I kept it pretty CAS adding some red cardstock and goldish/brassy glitter paper.  After coloring and fun-cutting out the heels I glued everything down.  This is the back of the gc holder, here's the front:

Using a few dies, stamps and a pretty sparkly ribbon, I had no trouble putting this one together.  I did have to change the ribbon, the other one looked super sad.   (haha)  Below is the inside using more dies and sentiment stamps.  I couldn't find a gift card that was related to shoes, but when I do get one it'll look perfect inside this holder...

Hope I've inspired you to get Girly with us for the next two weeks.  Remember follow the guidelines for a chance to win the prize from our terrific sponsor, Bugaboo Digi stamps.  Click HERE for the all the details.

DT Call!  Two of our wonderfully talented teammates have decided to step down.  We need to fill their spots.  If you're interested in joining a fun group of ladies and would like to work with some adorably cute digital images we'd love to have you join us.  Term starts June 2015.  Click HERE for all the details.

Okie dokes, time to sign off and see where this Aloha Friday takes me, hopefully some place fun.  Here's wishing you a fabulous day as well!!  Mahalo for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A bookmark for Grandma


Today I wanted to share the fun bookmark I made for my Grandma's birthday.  She loves to sew and read so I decided to make her a sewing themed little gift to go with some of her favorite authored books.

First off I used some beautiful dies from La-La Land Crafts.  The February Club Kit was a sewing theme.  So many gorgeous dies and other lovely pretty things came with the kit.  I haven't had a chance to play with everything except the dies and one of the sentiment stamps, but I'll make some time to put all the projects together soon.  Below is a close up on the detailed filigree scissors, and the measuring tape ribbon I used.

I also used a stitched border die from MFT to keep the theme going all the way through.  I found a baby button brad and it worked perfectly on the scissors.  I bet your wondering if the scissors close, well take a look...

They do!  hahaha!  Well I guess as long and you don't tighten the brad too much or glue it down you should be able to open and close them.  So cute!  You also receive a buttons border die and some separate buttons.  As you can see I used them on the side of the bookmark and on the washi cut banner.  That sentiment also comes with the kit.  I sew love this set (pun intended hahaha).

Grandmother really liked it and she said she'll use it as she's reading all the books we sent to her.  I am so happy!!  If you're interested in how the kit club works click HERE.  There are so many options to choose from and you don't have to wait to get them in a year!  So handy and so darn cute!!  Okie dokes, this is as good a time as any to say... Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  I'll have an Aloha Friday challenge post tomorrow, hope you'll stop by to see what it is and then join our challenge.  Ta-ta for now!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

LFF #87 - Sweet Friend

Good morning!

It's been a while since I shared something for Lilo's Fun Friday so today I wanted to share the card I made for my Secret Sister Swap partner.  I haven't mailed it to her yet, so I won't reveal who it is, but I don't think it will hurt any if I share the card.  Here's LFF #87 featuring Ayako from Sister Stamps.

I pulled some reds, whites and that beautiful washi paper my cousin Shar GD sent to me back in March.  Most of this card was put together using MFT dienamics dies, except for the embossing folder on the banner, Ayako, the washi paper and the card stock.  I followed this sketch from MFT for a quick and fun layout:

I have been wanting to use that "Friend" Dienamics die for quite some time and so happy to have found this cool sketch to incorporate it in.  The rest of the Dienamics used include:  Blueprints 6, Blueprints 13, Botanical Beauty, Mini tabs foursome, Tropical Sensations sentiments and the Friends like us stamp set.  The embossing folder is called Oriental Sunshade.  I really enjoyed putting this one together, especially pulling out Ayako and adding her here with pink hair!  She's sweet!

Mahalo for stopping by to see what I've been doing the past couple of days.  It's been fun sharing again and getting to visit some of my favorites blogs.  Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Aloha Friday!  Happy crafting!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Easel card with Mermaid Anya & Friends


Yep this is my second post!   Haven't done that in ages!!  hahaha!  Thought I'd share the last project we finished during the card swap at Kathy's house.  Here's the adorable easel card Kathy put together for us:

Isn't it cute?!  I love how she incorporated every element, including the dots in her hair!  "Her" being special gift Mermaid Anya.  Loved the fun beach themed papers and underwater stickers she added.  Yes more stickers!  I don't usually use stickers, but I picked a few fun ones that added an additional cute factor.  Without further ado, here's my card:

So just about everything is the same except for the underwater friends.  I thought adding the smiley faces would be a lot of fun.  Once you open the card it turns in to an easel card.  Kathy die cut the sentiment, "Meet me under the sea" after printing it from the computer.  Adding a couple more sea creature friends and some pop-up dots and the sentiment was perfect for the stopper. 

I have to say this was a lot of fun to put together.  Kathy always comes up with the cutest cards imaginable.  Another fun card to add to my somewhat growing card stash and another successful card swap in the books.  Yippee!!  hahaha! 

Okie dokes thanks for stopping by to check out what I've been up to.  Hoping to get all of those colored images I colored during the #thedailymarker30daychallenge on to some cards or 3-D projects.  Have a nice TBT!!