Friday, August 28, 2015

LFF #93 - Last days of August


Long time no see!  I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post!!  I must have been super busy.  As a matter of fact I was.  Mostly busy at work and being too tired to work on anything.  But for today I do have something to share.  It's a calendar!  I've only got a few more left to use up thanks to some friends who visited me last weekend.  They were able to use up 12 of the calendars!! Woo hoo!  So I only have a few left.  So for today's Lilo's Fun Friday #93...

The image is Miyoko from Sister Stamps, I colored her up to match the colors in the washi paper.  The outline of the sakura flowers are from a die cut.  All of these products can be purchased at Hanko Designs.  I matted the washi paper on to gold cardstock and then on to a black card.  Love how it turned out, even the boo-boo I did with her hair.

Can't believe how fast the time has flown by for August!  In just a few short days it'll be October!  But first let's enjoy September.  Have a fantastik Friday and a great weekend!!


Friday, August 14, 2015

Aloha Friday Challenge #54 - School


Today starts a brand new challenge at The Aloha Friday challenge blog with Kitty Bee Designs.  We have a super easy theme and if you're not playing why not?!  Here are the details:

Create a project with a school theme
Sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps
8/14/15 - 8/28/15

Hop on over to the blog and check out the details of the challenge and then stop over at each of the DT's blogs and leave them some love.

My card took some time to come up with.  I knew I wanted to use Spelling Bee and that's about it.  hahaha!  I decided to go with a bee theme with black and yellow.  Also thought it would be fun to make my own background paper to look like a chalkboard.  (Secret: it's just black cardstock with a white pen.)  I hand wrote all the words and had fun trying to come up with any related to school.  The alpha letters are from an MFT die and the nerdy glasses are from CC Designs cutters.  The banner is from Lawn Fawn and the stars were also from an MFT blueprints set.  I colored Spelling Bee with Copics as well as the word, "Spelling."

Looking forward to seeing your school related project(s) and if you're looking for an image stop by the Kitty Bee Designs shop where you can find some adorable images to choose from.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

TBT - Hugs from Amelia


Hope you are all doing well.  Thank you all so much for the inspiring comments.  I greatly appreciate them.  For today's throwback Thursday post I made a card using another Amelia image that I colored up a week ago.

If you're not familiar with this Amelia you must be a newbie to the Greeting Farm.  (hahaha)  She was one of the very first Amelia's from the OA sets, OA Buddies to be exact.  Now I know why I haven't colored her up in so long, there are too many details!!  hahaha!  Anyways, it was fun to color and fun cut her out.  Going with the colors of brown, light blue & yellow and a pop of red was the only way to go here.  The papers are all older, the only parts that aren't are the die cuts.  The "hugs" sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, the swooshes are from the MFT Ride the Wave die, so happy I finally have this one!  The stars are also from MFT Blueprints #13.

OA Buddies Amelia

Thanks for stopping in today.  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Aloha Friday challenge card.  Have a terrific TBT!! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A day at the beach


Today I've actually got a card to share!  hahaha!  I made this long card awhile ago but I just recently got it back and now I'd like to share it with you all.  I hope it makes you smile and think of fun times at the beach building sandcastles with your brother(s) and sister(s)...

The night before the last Carson RS show I received the new summer keiki stamps from Sister Stamps newest release, thanks for the fast service Norm!.  I was beyond excited to get them.  So much so that I stayed up into the wee hours of the night to make this card.  It features 4 of the 7 stamps that depicts a fun time at the beach. I was inspired by Jenny's card here.  From left to right: Halia, Kaumaka, Sandcastle & Aulii.  I decided to do a panel of Polaroid pictures with each image having their own spotlight but looking like they are right next to each other.  All colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from an older TGF stamp set that is retired.  I also added the wooden starfish and sand dollar.  They add a nice touch to the beach scene I was trying to create.  They also help cover up mistakes!  hahaha!  Here are some close ups of each picture.  First up is the adorable Halia.

Halia - Sister Stamps 

Isn't she sweet?  I love the wooden starfish, it adds that something special without being overwhelming.  Next up is Kaumaka and the Sandcastle.

Kaumaka - Sister Stamps

This makes me smile, because all you see is joy on Kaumaka's face as he's building his sandcastle.  I masked Kaumaka and using my Misti I stamped the sandcastle in the spot just slightly behind him. Again adding the wooden sand dollar was just a fun touch and it's also covering a boo-boo.  On the last panel is the sweet Aulii..

Aulii - Sister Stamps

Here's another angle of the sand dollar.  Love it!  I kept the coloring the same for all the kids, sand and sky.  The orange and white Aloha print is leftover from a project, so don't know the brand name.  The base of the card is a length wise piece of white cardstock.  I think I have one more project to share from this release and it's another postcard featuring Hiilei.  I'll save that one for next time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fairy Queen Anya mini calendar

Good morning!

Hope you all had a nice weekend.  Today I have another calendar card to share featuring a new (to me) TGF stamp, Fairy Queen Anya and new washi paper from Hanko Designs.

I love this Anya!  She's so sweet and I love her hair!  I had to do green with hints of yellows in the mix.  The rest of her was colored up pretty quick, fun-cut and then glued down flat for easy travel.  The sentiment is from AmyR for CC Designs.  Here's a not so pretty shot of all the glitter from my WOS clear brush pen. 

IRL, this is pretty!  I'm slowing transforming these calendars and sending them off to family and friends.  This one already found a home with one of my friends.  Only 20 more calendars to go, I think I can do this!  hahaha!!

Fairy Queen Anya (TGF)
Well, it's going to be a busy week so I better sign off and get to it.  Wishing you all a happy Monday!  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.  Take care!

Challenge: Quick Creations: Fairy theme