Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wild For You

It feels like forever since I've posted!
I've been caught up with work, but I have
been working on some behind the scenes stuff and will
share once I figure a few more things out.

Today I have a card to add to the 
Valentine card pile that my male coworkers 
have been asking for.  I noticed most of my cards were pink (gasp)!
So instead I went with my favorite color...teal and my favorite animal
a peacock...

Lawn Fawn Louie's ABCs die, Lawn Fawn Let's Roll,
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Matstack,
white embossing powder, Faber Castell Paper Crafter Crayons

To get that fun peacock feathered background,
I used a technique called frottage in which you have a textured surface
and (in my case) a crayon to get the impression
(remember doing this back in grade school?)
I added more shades of blues, greens and even a touch of yellow
to bring out that fab gold in the die cut letters!

I thought this perfect to enter

Mahalo for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Hedgehugs Shaker Card

And just like that it's Monday.

I've been playing around with different ways 
to make a shaker card and even made a fun one
that I'm in the process of making a video for!
(stay tuned!!)
For today I used the sweet Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs set...

Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs, Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine, Hero Arts Heart Frame Die,
Simon Says Stamp Rectangle die, Hero Arts Shadow inks
Doodlebug Designs sequins, Hero Arts flower gem, Tombow markers

I initially die cut the stitched rectangle and created my own 
subtle background with the hearts to enter the next
Lawnscaping Challenge: Create a Background

I then decided to make a shaker out of it creating a heart window.
Fun right!?
Tip:  Your sequins (or other fun filler)
will move easier in the window, depending on the
thickness of your foam tape used.
I decided to go with a thinner foam adhesive and only some
sequins move easy.  It's kinda fun not to have them all sit at the bottom!

Those sweet hedgehogs were colored with Tombow Markers
and of course I needed to add a little Hawaiian flair with
a flower gem!
Hope you all have a fabulous week ahead.

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love and Kisses...another shaker card

I've been slowly recovering from the craziness 
of the holidays and really trying hard 
to get a head start on Valentine cards.
The guys at my work are already making their requests!

Today I'm playing with Avery Elle...

Avery Elle Fill in the Blank, Avery Elle Simply Labels, Avery Elle Needle Little Love
Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Bubble Gum, Passion Flower and Pale Tomato,
Doodlebug Designs Sequins, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Die, Staz On Jet Black

I liked stamping out all those sweet hearts 
on the card front
trying to keep it simple from the 
pattern paper background.
I got the idea of stamping the sentiment on the acetate from 
Jennifer McGuire. I think it gave it a cool effect 
that you can hopefully see here...

I'll be entering this in the

inspired by the colors and using the acetate window as
my "chalkboard."

Mahalo for stopping by!
I'll definitely be back to share more shaker cards!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sending Love and Season's Giving Blog Hop WINNER!!

I'm completely blown away by everyone's comments
and can't thank you all enough for taking the time to stop by
for this year's
Season's Giving Blog Hop.
Each comment meant so much to me and I hope you all continue
to drop on by!

The random winner is...
Happy New Year! I love shaker cards and this one's a honey!
Juliana T. was e-mailed!

I love to have random giveaways especially to my favorite store
so stop by often since you never know when a gift certificate will be up for grabs!!

On to today's card...

Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Lawn Fawn for Studio Calico Future is Bright,
Simon Says Stamp inks

I decided to go CAS with a bokeh look to enter the next

I was playing off that hint of blue with the shades of pink and green.

Tip: To create the bokeh effect use a mix of light and dark 
shades of ink (even second generation stamping could work)
 to create that blurred/out of focus effect!

That's it for me today, but I'll definitely be back with more!
My goal this year is to make some project videos which I'm currently
doing some research on. 
If y'all have suggestions on what you'd like to see leave a comment below!
I'm not the most tech savvy, so the hubby is getting me trained...haha

Mahalo for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I've been keeping mums about this for a while...
Now I can shout it from the rooftops!
Can you hear me hootin' and hollerin'
all the way from Hawaii?!?

I am on 
Design Team!!!

Today on the blog we are 

Here's a sneak peek...

Check out A Blog Named Hero for full list of supplies

I've used a Hero Arts background stamp and wooden stamp 
to create this fun, layered look.
Please stop by
A Blog Named Hero!!

Hope to see you there!!!

More to Love!