Friday, February 10, 2012

Lilo's Fun Friday is back #16

Aloha Friday everyone!
Yes, LFF is back and refreshed from CHA.  Apologies for not pre-posting while I was gone.  My process is to make something two days before I post.  Well at least that's how it is for LFFs.  When I'm doing DT projects I try to have them pre-posted the prior week.  I did say try.  lol..  Anyhoos, I hope you like my share for today.
If you've been reading my posts you know that when I got back from CHA there was some awesome happy mail waiting for me.  In one of the packages was a stamp that I won from Island Scapbooking (Hilo, HI.)  Now I already have the stamp since I pre-ordered it and was super stoked to get another one.  Now what am I gonna do with two of the same stamp?  Well I'm thinking I need to have a give-a-way.  I'll get to that in a bit. 

So the stamp I won is Miyako from Sister Stamps release #5.  I had to wait to ink her up since I had to finish some DT work, nut last night I got to play with her and had so much fun coloring her up.  I went to my stash of washi and origami papers and found 2 cute prints of origami that would go nicely with my image.  I wanted to try something different so was thinking easel card, but with a twist. 

This is a twisted easel card.   The card measures (when closed) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Below is a close-up of Miyako and the sentiment (handwritten).  I paper pieced the origami heart she is holding over her head with a different origami pattern paper than the background paper.   That purple paper that is cut out with the heart circle Spellbinder is Tsumugi cardstock in Iris from Hanko Designs.  I love that cs and use it for special cards like this one.  It has a really nice design and the color was perfect for my card.  ( I have about 10 different colors with 3 different patterns. I always stock up when I'm around the Hanko booth at any craft show) There is a white circle mounted behind Miyako that I distressed with dusty concord and tattered rose distress inks.

The sentiment is handwritten and you if you look closely you can barely see the hearts around the border.  I used a Copic marker to do that.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for this special card that I am sending to my February Secret Sister.  Our theme is hearts and there are plenty of those here.  :)

I used some of my new Copics to color her kimono.  Lovin' the new Vs & RVs.  The colors will be listed at the bottom of this post.  Don't you think she's a cutie?  She makes me happy and I hope she'll make my SS happy too.

Alrighty are you ready?  So for this week's LFF #16, I am going to add Mr. Linky to the bottom of this post for your chance to win my extra stamp of Miyako.  Before you link up read my rules:
  • Directly link a "For Fun" post - What is a "For Fun" post?  A new post that is NOT linked for any challenges. 
  • If you DO NOT have Miyako or ANY Sister Stamps - I want to share her with someone who didn't get a chance to order her or who does not have any Sister Stamps and would love to try one. 
  • DO NOT POST on your blog. 
  • Leave me a comment and then tell me if you are a fan of Sister Stamps (like me) and why.
  • I will keep this open until the next LFF post which is Friday, 2/17 at 4am (PST).
  • Please feel free to link even if you aren't interested in the stamp.  Let me know in the comments section if you don't, I still would love to come and see your post. :)
As this is my give-a-way I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who doesn't follow the rules. 

Well that's it!  Have a fantastik Friday and a super awesome weekend.  I'm so stoked because my sister and her fiance are coming to visit this weekend.  We haven't seen them since before Thanksgiving so it will be a really nice visit.  I'll be crafting in between because I'm so behind.  Mahalo for stopping by today!  Good luck!!


Supplies not listed above:
White cs (Xpress-It & Recollections)


Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome twisted easel card... She looks very pretty and happy holding her heart....
I don't have this stamp but you should try to give it to someone not from the Hawaii states since they can always get them locally.... Good luck!
Have a super weekend...

sweet said...

Hey Leanne, just wanted to say "cute card"! Love all the uku-million hearts you have on it! I still need to ink up this sweetie! Enjoy your time with your sis!

Rachel Parys said...

Very stinkin' cute!! Love the colors, and the heart edged circle behind your image!!! You make such happy cards!! After the crappy week I've had, I plan on locking myself in my room and coloring the blues away. Hope I come up with something half as cute!!!

Have an awesome weekend sister!

pixie_boutique said...

a very sweet card indeed! I love the twisted easel you created!

Nadine said...

Love the papers you used on your easel card and the beautiful colors you used on Miyako. I have this stamp and tons more Sister Stamps, lol, so please give someone else a chance to win this sweet image!!

Michele said...

Congrats on your win! Beautiful card!
Nice to know who the lucky winner was and wow..going to pay the win forward...awesome! Have a great day.
Aloha, Island Scrapbooking

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super cute twisted easel card Leanne. Miyako is a cutie and he paper is hot and bright. Bet your February "sister" will LOVE this card. Have a great weekend.

Denice said...

So cute Leanne, I LOVE the oragami papers you used and the image is so stinkin' perfect!

Lol, I just got my 1st Sister Stamps a week ago and adore dd and I had a hard time choosing which ones we were going to get.


Mimi said...

Adorable card Leanne!! Love the pretty washi paper and the twisted easel came out fabulously!! I love the new copic colors too... been trying to work them what i got... seems like i need to get more! LOL!
Have a fantastic weekend with your sis! ;D

Cyndi said...

So adorable! Love the colors you chose and the washi paper! awesome card!

Linda said...

Hey girly! This is an awesome card and I know Jenny will love it! You did a great job and all the colors are gorgeous! TFS and have a wonderful weekend! xoxo, Linda

Amy said...

SUPER cute Leanne, love the twist you gave the easel card! Miyako is such a sweetie, those orgami papers are beautiful with her...totally AWESOME card!
I'm a big fan of Sister Stamps, and am looking forward to having more time to play with them!

Thanh Vo said...

Leanne, I think you already saw my blog post... but I'm still linking anyway! lol

I would love to win a Sister Stamp because I've been so excited to see some Asian stamps that really represent the Chinese/Asian culture. I love the lion dance ones and the fans and lanterns. Even their eyes are perfect. ;) I have had to hold off because of Christmas presents, but look forward to putting in an order soon. Thanks for the chance to win. :D