Friday, June 22, 2012

Lilo's Fun Friday #30 - Hau' oli la Hanau!

Hey everyone!!

O*M*G!! I can't believe how long it's been since I've blogged!!  I hope everyone has been doing well and enjoying the summer.  I've been very busy with some other things that will be shared in a month or so. 

I also see that I've gained a few new friends!!  Hello and welcome to my blog! *:)  I hope to start back to blogging and crafting on a regular basis soon.  I do have something to share tho.  YAY!!  hahaha!

Today for Lilo's Fun Friday #30, I'm popping in to share a special birthday wish for Lollipop DT gal Cyndi Kim!  Head on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see who's sharing this special wish and then jump on over to Cyndi's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday.

I know Cyndi's been missing Hawaii since she moved to Las Vegas so I wanted to give her a card that brings a little bit of the island to her.  I chose one of my favorite TGF stamps, Fleur Anya, then picked some really fun island print papers from Sandy Lion as well as some floral punches to embellish.

I can't believe I waited this long to post this card!  I actually made this at the beginning of the month was debating on whether to send it out or keep it.  But I knew I wanted it to go to Cyndi as soon as the last flower was glued on.  Doesn't she make you smile?

With this picture I wanted to show the white embossing that I did on the edges of the blue paper to give it not only a nice texture but a waterlike feel.  This is super easy to do.  I took a white pigment ink pad and using the sides of the blue paper edged it.  Once I was satisfied with the amount I sprinkled clear embossing powder on top and heat set it with my heat gun.  I also did the same to the 5-petal flowers.

Well Cyndi, I wish you all the best on your birthday my friend.  Lots of hugs, and hope you get to eat some ono grinds.  Many blessings!!  Hau' oli la Hanau!!

I found a couple challenges I could add this to:
TGF Retro Fresh Challenge - Sunshine & Summer
ATS Challenge - Embossing

Mahalo to you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic weekend!!



Mary J said...

Oh, she is so very pretty Leanne! Your colouring is gorgeous and just adore the way you used the papers!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What sweet card for Cyndi. I'm sure she'll love it. Welcome back to blogland. I missed 'ya.

Denice said...

This is so sweet Leanne! I love the embossing and have to agree that it gives a beautiful waterfall feel to the card!
Yep, I've missed you too!

Rachel Parys said...

This is stunning! Holy cow! Awesome colors, and great layout! You're so smart!

Mimi said...

Such vibrant colors! and love the tropical theme! I'm sure that Cyndi will just love this adorable card!
Have a great weekend Leanne! ;D

Kathy Dinh said...

Welcome back to blog world...hehe. Awesome layout. Love the cherry blossom border to pop fluer anya.

Alyce said...

I was wondering where you had got to Leanne! Hope you have been having a whole bunch of fun :) Such a gorgeous card too! Love the background around her and the beautiful colours. Such a pretty summer card! :)

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card Leanne! Yup missing Hawaii but I'm hoping to go back in Dec.! *crossing fingers* Thanks for the birthday wishes! Miss your creations!

Janine Vegter said...

ooo adorable, thanks for playing with te embossingchallenge at allthatscaps

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful card:-) Lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at All That Scraps