Saturday, December 3, 2011
On to my final project. I originally had made a different calendar project for this hop, but I decided at the last moment (really - just about an hour ago) that the project wasn't very gift appropriate (unless you are a total TWILIGHT fan, like me). I'll be posting that project later (think BREAKING DAWN). Anyhoo, my GF Brenda gave me a post-it note/calendar last year, which is what inspired my project. Here's what I came up with ...
Super simple to make! Took me about 20 minutes to figure out the measurements and the scoring and then it all came together! The base is actually only one piece of cardstock, 4"x12"! Sort of like an easel card but just a little different. Thanks to my GF Cami for teaching me this quick short cut to make an easel!
The butterfly is something I had made a while ago and had it sitting on my desk just waiting to be used on a special project. Can you tell what the butterfly is made out of? Hydrangea flowers! I found a tutorial on YouTube and had to try it. Super easy!
Well, I hope you like my SIMPLE projects I created for this hop. I'm very happy with the way they all turned out and I truly hope you are inspired to give something homemade this Christmas. Now, here's what I have up for grabs:
These are CC Designs rubber stamps, from the Sugarplums line. In order to win these stamps, you must have commented all three days on my projects. Also, in your final comment today, tell me which of the three was your favorite and why. Instead of using Random Generator, I will be picking the winner. Thanks again everyone, for stopping by and participating in this special holiday hop! Please continue hopping on over to Margaret's blog for more fantastic ideas! Until next time, take care. Aloha, Linda
Friday, December 2, 2011
On to my project for Day 2. Here's another simple gift card holder. This one is a slider.
The gift card goes in the little pocket which then slides into the sleeve. This one took me a while to figure out the measurements, but I'm very satisfied with the way it turned out!
It lays pretty flat, with just enough dimension to look pretty!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope we've inspired you to create handmade gifts and things for the holiday season! Don't forget to comment on each participating blog to win some fantastic blog candy up for grabs! Please continue hopping on to Margaret's blog here for more holiday cheer! I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another simple project - this time it's not a gift card holder ... hmm - what could it be? See you tomorrow! Aloha, Linda
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Happy Aloha Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I want to welcome you to our blog hop, 'Tis the Season to Hop! I have joined a bunch of talented ladies (our lovely Hostess is Elsa) to share with you some awesome Christmas themed projects. We will be hopping for three days, starting today (December 2nd through the 4th). Some of the ladies in the hop will be offering CANDY so look out for those goodies. Also, make sure you become my follower and comment all three days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the CANDY Elsa will be giving away on her blog. We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year. You should have come here from Kimi's blog. If you arrived here by chance, please go back to the beginning to start the hop.
On to today's project. I wanted to make a simple gift card holder that would look like a mini wallet. This is what I came up with:
There are two pockets, one for the gift card and the other one for a gift tag.
That's it for day one - thanks for stopping by and please continue hopping on over to Margaret's blog here. Remember to come back tomorrow for another simple project! I'll have some candy to give away to one lucky person who leaves comments for me on all three days ... but you'll have to wait until the last day of the hop to see what it is! See you tomorrow and happy hopping! Aloha, Linda
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The theme this month for the Pineapple Cove ATC swap was "A White Christmas with an Asian Flair". As soon as I heard that, I knew that I had to use Setsuna.
I used 3-D glue for the furry part of his hat, and also used a corner punch that I think gives the card an asian feel. I then added some cherry blossom die cuts. The white ones were cut from a die I got at Photo Craft. Brian designed this die which includes five different sizes of cherry blossoms, along with several different styles and sizes of stamins (the middle part of the flower).
The red cherry blossoms I got from my GF Jenny. I usually hoard these flowers because they come all the way from Island Scrapbooking in Hilo. However, Jenny has been spoiling me lately, so I have quite a few of these flowers now and don't feel the need to hoard them anymore. Thanks Jenny!
Sorry for the long post. I'll be posting a few more projects in the coming days. Hope you'll come back and check them out. Until then, take care and be good. ***FIVE MORE DAYS UNTIL BREAKING DAWN PART 1!!!***
Friday, November 11, 2011
Finished off the card with my MS mice border punch (thanks to my BFF for hunting this punch down last year), and Whimsy Stamps ticket die and sentiment. Hope you're having a great week and Happy Veterans Day. Thanks for stopping by and until next time, be good.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Here are my 3 cards. You can't tell, but the card is actually made from kraft cardstock. I used the Tim Holtz limited release distress inks on this project and they were darker than I expected. That's ok though - I like the way they came out.
I also bought these Halloween beads at a bead show specifically for these ATCs. I knew that I wanted to try making stick pins with them, and I love how they turned out! I hope whoever got my cards liked them too.
I used paper from Cosmo Cricket and my MS spider border punch. Flowers from my stash finished the ATCs up. Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it! Until next time, take care.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I'm pretty happy with the way this set turned out. Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be posting a few more things so I hope you'll come back! Until then, take care.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
You may not be able to tell, but the flower stems are actually paper clips which the recipient can use and RECYCLE! Maybe this isn't what ManLe had in mind for the theme, but I thought it was a good idea. :-) Anyhoo, the flowers are supposed to be blooming in a garden and when you pick them, you can "recycle" them by either giving them away, or using them to clip your papers together!
What can I say - these ATCs are due tomorrow and I just made them tonight. Procrastination? No, it's called old age - I totally forgot! That's it for now. I'm off to get some shut eye. Hope you find some time to check out ManLe's blog and shop, and maybe even sign up for the monthly ATC swap! Until next time, take care.
That's it for now. Hope you all are doing well and thanks for sticking by me and leaving your wonderful comments. It means a lot to me! Until next time, take care and be safe out there!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I made my butterflies out of paper hydrangea flowers. Saw a video on YT and had to try it. Trying different techniques that are definitely not in my comfort zone. I used Kraft cardstock and sponged the edges with TH distress ink. I wanna try more shabby chic style projects and that's waaaaay out of my zone. If I don't post any SC projects, you'll know they turned out UGLY. Hahaha! Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by! Until next time, take care.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Now, on to other news ... for personal reasons, I resigned from the Cricut Craft Room DT. I met some wonderful and talented ladies there and even though it's time to move on, I will definitely be finishing my scrapbook of my fur babies!!! :-) Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to have more crafts to post soon. Until then, take care.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I really enjoyed making these cards. I hope you're able to make some cards for these kids too. Check out Erica's blog for more info. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The cherry blossoms were cut using a brand new die that I got at the Rubber Stamp Expo a few weeks ago. Brian, from Photo Craft in Honolulu, is the designer of the die! It is so beautiful!
Well, that's it for now. I'm off to do some crafting. My latest interest is mini albums. I've joined this awesome "Ning" called Mini Album Scraps. Here's a link to their site and I hope you can join me there - tell them Linda from Hawaii sent you! I don't get anything, but they are a relatively new Ning and everyone there has been so nice! Thanks for visiting and see you soon!
Friday, July 22, 2011
The drive is named "Sunshine and Smiles" and I sure hope these cards will bring exactly that to those sweet kids at St. Jude's. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with more card creations!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Because I'm still new to scrapbooking, my layout is pretty simple, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I also printed the pictures in B&W so it would be a little bit easier to put these two guys on the same page. Maui's green eyes wouldn't match the colors I chose. A lot of the gals on Erica's DT create scrapbook layouts, so I decided my personal goal as part of her DT, would be to finish an 8x8 scrapbook of our pets.
These are the items used for this page: Paper from DCWV, Stampin' Up, and scraps; flowers from Kaisercraft and All Natural Accents, brads from stash, MS and SU punches. "Cool Cat" and "You're Tweet" cut at 2.25" from the Cricut carts "MEOW" and "3 BIRDS ON PARADE".
Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
So I made these projects with Erica's wedding in mind. First up, a cute purse from the FOREVER YOUNG cart. I imagined this as Bella's little purse. The DP is from Stampin' Up, and the flower was cut with an exclusive SU Sizzix die.
Next up is a little 3x5 memo pad. The DP is from DCWV and I used the FOREVER YOUNG cart again for the sassy lady and sentiment which says "FASHIONISTA". I thought this would be a cute little bridal shower favor!
Lastly is a matchbox made from the TAGS, BAGS, BOXES, AND MORE cart. The DP is from DCWV and the butterflies are cut from a C.C. Designs die.
I imagined this could be used as pretty wedding favors. That's it for my projects - I hope you liked them! Now, hop on over to Lucinda's blog here and be sure to continue hopping until the end for some great blog candy! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! Happy 4th of July everyone!