Monday, October 31, 2011

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Happy Monday Everyone!  This is my second post today, please scroll down for my Lollipop Crafts post.  Thanks!

Today is the last day of previews for the Sister stamps release #4 featuring the wonderful Chinese New Year images.  It's been such a pleasure to help Jenny & Debi welcome in these new and wonderful stamps.  Be sure to head on over to their blogs for another chance to win this very awesome release.  They have so many wonderful ideas to create fun and wonderful projects using the unique Chinese New Year images you're sure to be inspired.  :)

Now what could be better to send off the New Year than with some cute kids popping some fireworks?  Um... nothing.. lol!   Here are some fun facts on fireworks traditions:
"Chinese New Year Fireworks ..the blowing up of fireworks is amongst the traditional celebrations that the Chinese people take part in for the purpose of welcoming the New Year.  In fact the firecrackers are the final touch to the entire festive season. Without them the Chinese New Year would be incomplete.  A main belief for lighting up firecrackers is that the firecrackers are meant to scare away the evil spirits and misfortunes right at the start of the year. This way the Chinese people hope to keep the coming year free from all evil."
Now what kid doesn't like firecrackers?  I'm sure there are some out there that do not, but the majority of us, kids at heart, love to see the way they light up as much as to hear the BANG!  These kids are no exception, I mean just look at how happy they look to see the firecrackers light up and pop!

 For my last card I decided to create a scene by drawing in some elements that resemble a shop front in Chinatown,  with the kids having a grand ole' time popping the firecrackers.  I added a few Stampin' Up lanterns and a cobblestone walkway.  Everything was colored with Copics.  I'm not sure if you can tell but I diamond glazed the fireworks.  There is also a lot of stickles here.  I think the fun part would be how the fireworks cast the glow on to the little kids!  I really wanted to make it look pretty realistic and I think I captured the glow reflecting off of the kids pretty well.  (For a tutorial on how to accomplish this check out Amy's video on the Color Me Copic blog.)  You can also do what I did, leave some space on the edge near the "light" and use a yellow marker and blend.  Check out the close-up:

Since the scene was the main focus I kept the rest of the card really simple.  I did emboss the brown cs for some added texture.  I had a lot of fun coloring this one in. 

A reminder that tomorrow is release day for these 3 amazing images.  Can't you just picture how many awesome projects you can create using them?  I can, and I anticipate a few of my co-workers wanting some Chinese NY projects done for them.  For a list of all the vendors where you can purchase these awesome stamps head on over to the Sister Stamps blog and check out the side bar.

Well friends, that's it for the me and the previews.   I hope you all enjoyed my vision of these amazing images and that they inspired you to create.  I want to say a big Thank you to Jenny for inviting me to help with the previews and I'd also like to thank Jenny and Debi for their wonderful and warm welcome.  Thanks ladies, it was a lot of fun and I'm so happy to have been a part of it. 

Xie xie!!  :)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Monday & Happy Halloween everyone!  This is going to be a quickie!

Bantastic flags from The Greeting Farm
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Today is the last day of the month and that means it's getting closer to Thanksgiving and then Christmas!!  Wow, this year is pretty much flying by don'tcha think? 

Well we've still got today to celebrate October and what better way than to come and play with us at Lollipop Crafts!  Challenge #55 is a free for all with both the A & T Teams participating.  It's an anything goes challenge, there is no sponsor but we hope you'll play along anyway.  Head on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see all the creations by both teams and then link up your card.

This post will serve two-fold.  One for my Lollipop Crafts post but also to share the card I made for my October Secret sister.  I don't want to say who it is yet, because I anticipate her getting it today, at least that's what the postal worker said.  I hope he's right.  The theme for October was you probably guessed, Halloween.  I chose to go with a few of my favorite stamp lines.  First Pumpkin Marci, who was perfect for this theme, from La-La Land Crafts; a sentiment from AmyR & the Bantastic clear stamp set from The Greeting Farm.  I also used the CC Designs Cutter Spooky fence  and Spellbinders.

The paper is from DCWV as well as the pumpkins.  I wrote in the Trick or Treat on the banners and added some clear orange stones.  Distressed the sign a bit, and doesn't that sentiment fit perfectly?  I thought so.    I hope my Secret sister likes the card and the goodies I sent with it. 

Before I sign off, I wanted to send out a big Thank you to Linda our Guest Designer for giving us some wonderful inspiration! :)

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.

Many thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're having a terrific weekend so far.  I'm back to help out Jenny & Debi with the Sister Stamps previews for Release #4.  Today I am going to share my project featuring the Lion Dancers.  Here is a fun fact about them :
I have seen these dancers who usually travel in a troupe with drummers and other musicians.  They go from business to business warding off evil spirits.  It's a pretty cool thing to see, but can get very loud as they go through the entire facility to ward off the spirits.  The costumes are very elaborate and detailed.  A truly amazing site to see if you are ever fortunate to view one.  How cool that Jenny's sister illustrated a really awesome replica of a couple of Lion dancers all the way down to the Lion itself?  Pretty awesome!!

Here is what I created using the Lion dancers:

The red paper is embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.  I thought the lantern pattern was a perfect backdrop for the dancers.  I used some gold Pearl pen and smudged it over the paper to give it a gold sheen.  I then mounted it on to gold paper and then onto black cs.  The image is colored with Copics and the lion is glittered with Stickles.   Here is another view of the image:

In this picture you can see more of the glittery details of the lion's head.  If you look you can also see some of the gold smudges on the red background paper.  I made this into an easel card and here is the inside to the card, pretty bright with the gold embossed paper and handwritten message on the banner:

And here is the completed card:

Okay, don't forget to head on over to Jenny's & Debi's blogs for more fun and amazing previews as well as a chance to win Release #4.  Have a wonderful Sunday and stop back tomorrow for another preview using you guessed it, The Firecrackers.

Xie xie for stopping in!  :)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Gong Si Fa Tsai!"

Morning friends!

I have some exciting news to share.  Jenny from Sister Stamps asked me to help her and Debi with the previews for Release #4, Chinese New Year stamps!  I was so over the moon when she asked.  I have been a big fan of these wonderful stamps even before they were available.  If you have been over to the Sister stamps blog you already know what to look forward to with Jenny's wonderful creations.  Over the next three days, Jenny, Debi and I will be previewing all three images.  Yay!  Jenny's very talented sister went all out and gave us some really wonderfully themed images to help ring in the Year of the Dragon!  They are one of a kind, and so fun to play with, especially when you think about there not being very many cute images for Chinese New Year.  You'll probably see a lot of reds, golds, blacks and tons of glitter.  It's definitely a celebration!  So sit back and get ready for some fun!

First up for me is Kiyoko playing with some sparklers.  The giving of red envelopes or Lai See, aka lucky money, is part of the Chinese New Year tradition.  Here is a fun fact I found on the web:

Chinese Red Envelope Tradition- Part Of A Custom Of Showering Blessings

It is a tradition that during the Chinese New Year, the young generation of the family is given money in Chinese New Year red envelopes to pray for their abundance. It is considered that both recipient and giver benefit from this custom of giving Chinese New Year red envelopes. The elders who give money open doors for new cash flow in their lives and wish that the youngsters enjoy complete opulence. Red color symbolizes fire and it is believed that it wards off all the negativities and insufficiencies from one’s life. This Chinese red envelope tradition is a part of an important custom followed in China called Lai See in which money is given in the form of gift on all the special occasions. It is believed that this combination of red envelope and money brings in good luck. 
I have been fortunate to have been a recipient of Lai See or lucky money given to me by some of my married Chinese friends.   I am also very fortunate to work for a pretty popular Chinese restaurant chain and we have been lucky enough to receive Lai See from the owners each year.   I asked one of my co-workers to help me write some popular Chinese New Year words and I made them in to banners to decorate my red envelope.   In the center is Kiyoko and her sparklers.  The banner on the left reads New Year and Happiness or Happy, aka Happy New Year.   The middle banner reads Gong Si (Congratulations) Fa Tsai (Wealth, Prosperity) and the banner on the end reads Dragon and Year or Year of the Dragon.  I wrote in the year.  To "anchor" the banners to the paper I used bright yellow floss.  Punched out 8 black 5-petal flowers with gold suns in the center and to add a fun touch I popped some gold dots on each of the banners using a gold Pearl pen.  Here is the front of the evelope:
I stamped and cut out Kiyomi, minus the sparklers.  Once I finished coloring her and put the finishing touches on the envelope, I stamped her again in the center and then mounted the colored version of her on top of her outline.  I used Stickles for her sparklers.  Not sure if you can see it, but I tried to show the light from the sparklers casting a glow on her.   Here is a close up, it's not really that pronounced, but it's there I swear!  (hahaha)

I might be a very busy gal with these CNY stamps once my co-workers find out I have them.  It should be fun to see how many will want to create their own envelopes using this cutie or any of the other images.  Now I just have to figure out who to give this to...  Hmmm...  :)

Well I hope you like the first up in a 3-day long preview.  Don't forget to stop by Sister Stamps and Debi's blogs for a chance to win these cute stamps.  Release #4 will be available on Tuesday, November 1st.  For a list of vendors check out the side bar on the Sister Stamps blog.

Xie xie for stopping by!!  Have a wonderful Saturday!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday #3

Good morning my friends!
Happy Friday!!!  I can't believe it's already Friday and in a couple days November will be here!!  I have been so busy with work that I didn't have time to post anything this week!  Also haven't really been by to visit either, such a poor excuse, but it is what it is.  I am so thankful you all haven't written me off, and have come by to leave me some pretty wonderful comments.  Thank you!! :)

Now here's my share for today.  I made this card for my older brother.  It's featuring the same adorable Nobu from Sister Stamps.  Sorry it's a repeat stamp, but cute none-the-less.  This time I changed up the colors and layout, but used a similar patterned origami paper from last week's Nobu card.  I was so excited to give it to my brother that I forgot to take a picture of it!  Yep, luckily he was sweet enough to take one and send it to me.  Everytime I see this card I smile.  I love how it turned out!  Here we go...

I love the pop of red on the white and the warmth from the distressed parts and the browns.  The sentiment is the same one from the retired set by The Greeting Farm.  The circles and squares were cut with Spellbinders and Nobu is colored in with Copics.  I wish that pattern on the origami paper was in more than the two colors in the stack I have.  It really goes so well with this image.

I've had a few of you ask where I purchased my Sister stamps?  If you head over to the Sister Stamps blog they have a list of vendors that you can choose from. :)

Alrighty, that's all I have for today.  If you would like to add your link for fun, please use the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post with a direct link to your card.  No it doesn't have to be a Friday card, just any card you want to share for fun.  I have been trying to post cards I haven't used for challenges, but please feel free to link up any project you want from any day this week.  :) 

Mahalo for stopping by and for your continued support.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone and if you're still around and haven't written me off, I have a wonderful surprise to share with you tomorrow.  hehehe, it's sure to create a bang!  hehehe!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Candy #2 Winners!

Hello, yes this is my second post today.  If you are here for my Lollipop post, please scroll down.

Now, it's been a couple weeks and it's now time to finally announce the winners of my blog Candy #2.  First Mahalo to everyone that posted and linked up.  Also Mahalo for becoming new followers of my friend's blog, Pixie Boutique.  She is so appreciative and so am I.  I hope you all also signed up to win her awesome candy.  If not head on back over there for a chance to win it. 

Now, I'm sorry that not everyone can win, just know that I appreciate you all for linking up and for leaving me those wonderful comments.  I read them all and it looks like sentiments were on everyone's list.  I can understand.  It's so hard to find good ones now-a-days yea?  Now here we go with the winners.  Good luck!

The winners were chosen by with a total of 9 players.  Minimum: 1 and Max: 9
Congratulations ladies, please email me your snail mail address to quikhonu34(at)yahoo(dot)com by the end of the week.  Unfortunately should I not hear from you by then I will have to pick another winner(s).  So please email me right away.  :)

Thanks again everyone for your support and inspirations!  You truly make having this blog a pretty cool thing.  Until next time, Mahalo for stopping by!!


For a SWEET friend

Happy Monday!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.  I know I have been a slacker about coming by your blog, but rest assured I will take some time this week to stop by and "catch up."  :)  In the meantime, MAHALO for your lovely comments and encouraging words, especially about spending money on "supplies."  (lol)

Alrighty, are you ready for a new challenge with the Lollipop ladies?  Hope so, cause this week we have a cool sponsor, Inked Treasures and the winner will get to pick 3 digis!  Be sure to head to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see all the wonderful inspirations from the T-Team.  And what's the challenge this week?  Well, it's all about embellishments this week.  So we want to see you use at least 3 different embellishments on your project.

It was really hard to choose what embellishments I wanted to use.  So first I chose an image.  I picked the ever adorable Fairwee Emaline from Sweet November Land.  Next I picked the size card I was going to make, chose to do a 4x4, don't have too many of those lying around.  Next the colors, chose to go with my favorite combo, white, kraft, light green and blue.  Found some really pretty paper to go along with my color scheme and once I had all that down, I knew what embellishments I would use.  I actually picked 4 when I was done.  I guess the fourth could be considered a bonus.  (hehe)  I chose a ribbon, pearl stickpins, flowers and clear stones.  Here's my card, I hope you like it:

I love the way Emaline looks like she's floating in the air, speaking to her butterfly friend.  She looks like she's either telling a funny story or whispering a secret that only she and the butterfly will know.  (hehe)

Speaking of butterflies, the butterfly is my newest punch from EK tools.  It's called a layering punch and it has three different settings on one tool.  Here are the different settings layed out:

 Does anyone else have this punch?  I had a hard time with the solid setting, it would not cut through all the way, kinda like the MS double punches where it stays in the paper and doesn't cut all the way through.  If anyone else knows if this is what it's supposed to do or not do, leave me a comment.  In the end I clipped the parts that did not cut through.  Luckily the other two settings punched correctly.  Here's how it looks layered with some Stickles on the top layer. 

I actually like the end result, just wish it wasn't so difficult to get to it.  (LOL)  I know the layout is pretty ordinary, but with such a small card base I thought it would be ok to do ordinary.  Hmm, it sorta looks a bit busy to me, but I think it's ok cause the dp is subtle and the colors are soft and easy on the eyes.  What do you think? 

I used another sentiment stamp from AmyR.  This one fit the card perfectly and was the right size too.  Used a light blue color to stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white cs , and then layered it on a scrap of kraft cs.  The flowers are layered, green on top of blue.  These are Recollection flowers.  I don't know if you can tell but I stickled the center stamen of the flower.  Adding the pearly stick pins was just something for fun.  Another fun element was the dp I used.  It's a butterfly themed paper by Susan Winget called Botanical from K&Co.  It really worked with my color scheme perfectly. :)

Fairwee Emaline
Are you ready to play?  Then create your project using at least 3 embellishments and make sure to link it up on the Lollipop blog under Challenge #54.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!  :)

Mahalo for stopping by.  Have a great Monday!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!
Today I'm posting late, it's been a very busy week for me at work and I was zonked out last night and I forgot to pre-post, so here I am trying to write this up before I head out the door!  Yikes!  No worries it'll be short and sweet.

Today's share features another one of the Sister Stamps, Nobu.  He's adorable with his contagious smile.  He looks like he's ready to challenge someone to a drum off using his spinning drum toy.  I actually have one of these and it's fun for a while, but like any drum it can get hard on the ears.  LOL!! 

This is a simple layout, I was very fortunate to have found this origami paper that I had in my stash.  It's almost an exact replica of the drum!  So I thought the paper could be one of the focal points and of course the cute Nobu.  The sentiment is from a retired set from The Greeting Farm.

I kept the card colors neutral using black, kraft with the main color, a grayish-green and hints of white.  I had a lot of fun coloring his hair, it's pretty cool how easy it was to color him up.  Using some nested Spellbinder circles I embossed one with an Asian pattern and using some Distress ink gave it some depth.  Added some twine and mounted it all on one of my favorite cardstocks from Hanko Designs.  This turned out better than I expected.  I'm still trying to do the CAS and I think I will probably use this layout a few more times.

Alrighty, time for me to get going.  If you would like to link up your card or project, just for fun, then please feel free to use the in-linkz button below using a direct link to your project.  Have a fantastic Friday and Mahalo for stopping by!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fun in the snow

Happy Thursday everyone!! Yes, a couple more days until the weekend. My goodness, can't believe how fast October is just zooming by!! Hope you've gotten a chance to enjoy it.

Have you all entered your creations in this week's "No sentiment" Lollipop Challenge? Well for all the details and to see some amazing creations by the A-Team, please check out the post HERE. Today the T-Team is bringing you inpsirations using images from this week's sponsor, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.  For more details on any of the items Robyn's Fetish has to offer click HERE to go directly to the store.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this week's challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice. Pretty cool!

For my card I chose the adorable Puppy Paws image and created a fun snow scene using Copics to color.

This is a 4x4 card and will be mailed as part of a set that I am sending to Kris for her Aunty's wonderful card campaign.  If you'd like to participate or just read all about it click HERE to head on over to Kris' blog for more details.  Now getting back to the card, I colored the really simple scene with Copics and got to use my colorless blender (0) to create the snow in the blue sky. The red pattern paper matches the fun ribbon  and is part of a K&Co (Make it snow) paper pad.  The ribbon is from Celebrate it, which I bought a few years ago, finally able to play with it. 

Alright everyone, you have only a couple more days to play with us at Lollipop Crafts.  So what are you waiting for?  It should be easy to make a card with out a sentiment.  Just leave a space and add the sentiment right before you give it away.  I might add one here later, but for now, I think I'll just leave it as is. 

Mahalo for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow to see my Lilo's Fun Friday share.  Until then have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Sweet 16 Masquerade

Hey everyone!

I made it back from visiting my sister and my cousins with my mom without any incidents and traffic was pretty non-existant.  I had a chance to go shopping at the Super Joann's and Michaels.  Picked up some punches and some other crafty items that were on sale with some additional off with some coupons.  I missed one of the new stores in the area, Holly Lobby, which might have been a good thing.  Didn't think I could spend any more.  hahaha! 

Natalie Digital Stamp
Natalie from Crafts & Me
So besides going up to visit my sister, my mom & I went there to attend my sister's future stepdaughter's Sweet 16 Masquerade party.  Her name is Selena and she wanted a masquerade theme which I thought was a fun idea.  Not many of those now-a-days.  I wanted to make a card that would be fun, yet a little bit sophisticated for her.  I remembered seeing this wonderful image of a lady with a mask.  I finally tracked it down at Crafts & Me.  Her name is Natalie and she's so pretty! 
Selena's colors were purple, turquoise, black and gold.  I tried to color Natalie using the same colors.  This was a very detailed image and took me a while to color her up.  I still need lots of practice, but that's good, because there is some truth in "practice makes perfect."  :)  So instead of using gold I chose to go with silver,  I thought it worked better than the gold.  This is mostly colored with Copics and since the image was the main focus I didn't do any other embellishments except for the beautiful border around the card which reminded me of the peacock feathers.

I love how she turned out.  I especially love the background I created around her.  It actually looks like a protrait.  I was so excited once it was done.  I also love how the card is framed with-in the beautiful border around the card.  That is a punch around from MS.  First time making a card like this, I know I will be making a few more like this as I now know the dimensions.  You can't really see the glitter, but I used the clear Sakura gel pen to outline parts of the image.  Here's a better angle

This image was something new for me, and lately CAS seems to be my name.  I think Natalie can hold her own on any card, so that's why only the dramatic border was all I added.  hahaha.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out!  YAY!  I also purchased a couple other images from Crafts and Me, can't wait to color them up.

Mahalo for stopping by today.  Don't forget to link up with my candy, ends on Sunday with the winners chosen randomly and announced on Monday.  For details click on the link on the right side bar at the top of my page.  Have a great Tuesday, and I hope you get to play with some crafty things.  :)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday love - Part II

Hello!! How's ur weekend so far?  Hope it's going well. :)
I'm here to share the rest of my birthday cards and projects.  Now getting back to the sharing.  Let's start it off with some cute cards from some lovely crafting friends.

From my crafty friend Angie made this cute stack of cupcakes using some SU stamps and a wonderful new set of stamps for me to play with. YAY! Thanks Angie!

Next some cute Aloha fun using some Taj of Honolulu stencils from my Lollipop Crafts sister Cyndi Kim.  Mahalo Cyndi!! :)

Super cute!  She also sent some pretty flower gems and an adorable Birthday Monkey to play with.  :)

Lastly but certainly not the least is an awesome project made by my buddy Renate.  She went all out for the box and my letters using some awesome aloha prints and terrific accents and flowers.

The honu are suspended on acetate, they look like they are floating.
 Check out this box she decorated using the same papers, embellies, flowers and other accents.  So awesome!!
Box top Handmade by Renate
And on the inside were some really surprising/generous gifts that I definitely was not expecting...

(l to r)  Yumi & Fumiko
Also tucked inside the box were two very generous gift cards to use for anything I wanted.  I was so blown away with everyone's generosity that I was pretty speechless for a few minutes.  Needless to say I can possibly buy any craft product without worrying about denting my bank account.  For now, I'm going to save them and spend them wisely.  We shall see where they go; to crafts or something else.  I know I have one more present that she hasn't finished yet.  It's really not her fault, she's waiting on a couple of people to get their act together and get her what she needs.  Maybe I'll get it by Christmas...  hahaha!!  But I love what she made me and cherish everyone who participated in my wonderful day/night.
I wish I had pictures of the party, but alas I forgot to take any.  I was sooo busy catching up with friends and family that I totally forgot.  So bummed, because you all would have been so impressed by all the ono food and the decorations! 

I wanted to take this opportunity to say MAHALO to everyone that made this a fabulous night.  Renate, Zach, Jesse, Liz, Chuck, my parents, brothers, sister and future BIL.  Kat, Zach, Mrs Winter & my dad for cooking all the onolicious food.  Renate & Liz for the awesome decorations (it was the hottest day possible and they trooped through it like champs to make it look so wonderful).  Jackie, Jesse, Nicole & Paul for distracting me.  The Corias, Wongs, Gils, Rudingers, Paulsons, Wachs, Winters, my wonderful cousin Chuck Garcia, Janelle, Char, Janet F, Susie W, Randi, Yumi, Ash, Rose & Daryl Thank you all for coming to the party and helping me celebrate and making a wonderful evening special. And to the Rodriguez, Garcias, Dungs, Alan & Greg I, thank you for the generosity even though you couldn't make it.  I felt the love across the miles. 

No one could have been more surprised and happy that day then me.  Love you guys!!

Thanks for letting me ramble on and share.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday love - Part 1

Happy Saturday!
I wanted to share some of the lovely cards and projects that I got for my birthday last month.  I know it's been almost a month ago, but I've been so lazy to do it, that I thought I better do it now or else it'll never get done, and I really wanted to show off their talent and generosity. :)  Mind you it's pretty lengthy, so I'm going to separate it into two posts so you can enjoy each one.  hehehe.  Plus, I wanted to give everyone a chance to shine.  :)

Here we go:
Some really nice & funny cards from my family and friends:

From two of my friends

From my cousins

the inside.

From the most talented Amy Young this adorable and AWESOMELY colored CC Designs Sugarplums gal with a cupcake.  Love how she made the candle glow!!  This was a really nice surprise especially when she wasn't too sure if it was my birthday!  Thanks Amy!  I love it!

Next up are the cards I received from my co-workers:
From Jennifer & Desiree
Step card Made by Kathy Dinh,  from my Team.  Look a cute honu!

Made by Kathy Dinh another fun step card featuring Surfer Anya

A side view of the step card.  Super cute! :)
Made by Elise Teoh using the adorable Bday Anya II
And some lovely gifts from Elise, she's so sweet!
swarovski crystal bracelet
A magnet from Thailand
and lastly, one of the new TGF clear stamp sets, Furever!!!   Can't wait to ink it up!!

Okie dokie, tomorrow I will share the rest.  Thanks for scrolling through!  Happy Saturday!!