Monday, September 23, 2013

Visiting with Crafty Friends Part I


Yep I'm back with another post!  So what do I have for you today?  Well I wanted to share some pictures from my recent trip to Hawaii and also share one of the altered frames I made while I was there.  I have one more frame to share but I think I'll wait til' tomorrow to do that.  While I was there I wanted to make sure that I could visit a couple of crafty friends.  Boy had I known there were more crafty friends living on the Big Island I would have made sure to hook up with them, but alas time ran out.  :(  I will make sure to visit with them next time I'm there.  I did have a chance to meet up with two wonderfully creative ladies, Jenny Sakamoto, owner and creative designer for Sister Stamps and Karen Inouye who is one creative crafty wahine.  It took us a while to figure out where we were going to meet up and when.  Both were super busy and worked full-time.  We finally decided on a time and place.  Here is a picture of the 3 of us at Hawaiian Style Cafe with our ginormous dinners!!  (BTW, stop by Karen's blog to see her post about our meet up, she really knows how to tell a story!)

Dinner with Jenny & Karen

We had a really nice time.  We laughed and talked until the waitress literally kicked us out!  Said they needed the table, and there was people waiting or something like that.  That has NEVER happened to me before!  Next time we're going somewhere where that won't happen!  (hahaha)  I guess it was good she stopped us cause it was getting late and both Karen & Jenny had to get up early for work the next day.  Let me see, if I remember correctly I had the Korean chicken with rice and mac salad; Karen had the small beef stew with rice and mac salad and Jenny ordered the fish and chips (no rice or mac salad - hahaha).  The portions were huge!! Yes we each took some leftovers home and I think one of my cousins ate mine.  (lol)

I brought them some goodies (omiyage) from California, but I wanted to make them each something fun.  That's where the frames came in to play.  So happy I found them at Ben Franklin!  Today I'm going to share the frame I made for Karen but before I do that I'm going to share the adorable projects she made for me and some of the lovely laser cut images she got me from Island Scrapbooking.

Altered paper bag with Yumi w/ Birdie & a cute treat holder with Shin-Shin from Sister Stamps
 She altered a green paper bag with a Yumi & Fumi Handmade image, Yumi with Birdie!!  I've never seen anything so pretty!  She had a lot of cute elements on the bag including some pretty flowers and butterflies.  Down below is a flower border which I believe is the die from TGF.  Inside the bag were some gorgeous paper dies that I had not seen when I went to IS!  So I was super excited to get them.  Next she created this really cute treat holder, which she mentioned is from a Sizzix die and she added the adorable Shin-Shin from Sister Stamps.  Isn't it adorable?  Especially with the bamboo and cute little yellow star button!  Squee!!  Not only did she give me goodies for crafting she gave me goodies to snack on.  Inside the treat holder was some Kashi bars...  They came in handy during the many trips we took around the island.  And below is a picture of all the goodies together...

Crafty gifts from Karen I ~ Happy Day!

Mahalo Karen for your thoughtfulness, I love all my gifts and plan to use these sparingly.  Yep only the special ones will get any of these on their cards. :)  Here is the frame I made for her.  I wanted to do an Asian themed frame and I had just picked up some washi paper, and cardstock along with some other items.  I chose to use Yumi with Fan and here's what I came up with...

Altered frame with Yumi w/ Fan
The frame, washi paper, gems, clear beads (on the flowers) and doily were all purchased at Ben Franklin.  The rest are all from Island Scrapbooking and of course Yumi w/ Fan is mine.  I used mod podge, glue dots and 3-D adhesive to adhere some parts down.  Once everything was to my satisfaction I used an irredescent spray that had a nice pretty and subtle shimmer to it from the same brand as Mod Podge.  I need to go buy me a can since I left the one I bought in Hawaii.  I love how it not only sealed the project but gave it a real pretty shimmer without taking away from any of the colors.  Too bad you can't see it, but it's there.  I'm so happy that Karen liked it and feel honored that she has it up in her craft room.  hehe...  As Phil Robertson, from Duck Dynasty, would say, "Happy, Happy, Happy!"

Yumi w/ Fan
I'll be back tomorrow with the other frame that I made for Jenny and a couple more pictures.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a nice day!


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Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awwww, what a nice write-up Leanne. I'm so glad we got to meet and thank you for mentioning my blog on your post. I'm admiring your "Yumi with Fan" frame everyday. So sweet of you! Have a great week.

Denice said...

What a gorgeous frame! Love your story about being kicked out of a restaurant...too cute, a bunch of yapping gals!! LOL!

Lynn said...

The framed pieces look wonderful! Glad you had time to shop at Ben Franklin Crafts. Great that you had lots of fun in Hilo.

Mrs A. said...

Did not realise that you could get Washi paper so this is a first for me. Your frame is adorable. No wonder your friend likes it so much. Thank you for sharing with us on Craft Your Life . Hugs Mrs A. (D.T)

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww how lovely! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-