Friday, July 29, 2011

C.A.T.S. July Swap from Joni!

Happy Aloha Friday!  Today I have a DELIGHTFUL card to share with you!  I signed up to play in Joy's "Cards And Tags Swap" (CATS) and if you'd like more info, check it out here.  For July, I was honored to have as my partner the super talented Joni of Crafty Hula Hands.  This month's challenge is a color challenge and we were asked to use the colors Red, White, and Blue.  Gulp!  I'm NOT good when it comes to coloring or working with blues!  Poor Joni, but lucky ME!  Look at what she made for me:
Isn't this the CUTEST card and tag set?!!  THANK YOU, JONI!  I LOVE THIS!  Joni has colored Marci to perfection.  If only you could see it IRL!  I love how the pretty blue bow really picks up the same shade as the blue in the DP, and the red punched border and flowers brightens the card.  Joni also added some crystal lacquer to Marci's swim real plastic!  Wow!  So much detail to her coloring and layout.  Joni also sent me those beautiful silver charm butterflies!  I LOVE butterflies, so thank you, Joni!  I need to get me more shades of blue Copic markers, so I can practice!  It was truly a fun swap.  Thank you Joni for being my partner, and thank you Joy, for hosting this swap!  
I wish you all a fun-filled weekend, doing what you love, and being with the ones you love.
Warm Aloha Hugs,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Congratulation Tilda Helps Celebrate a Friend's Birthday!

Good morning crafty crafters!  Hope your week is off to a great start.  I believe challenges helps motivate me and gives me the inspiration to create something.  I decided to play along with the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar and stÄnglar challenge this week and they want to see "Pink, Purple, and Pearls" so this is what I came up with:
Okay, I'm not good at photography, but the dotted "tan" looking DP is really lighter IRL, like the top portion of the card, but I just could not adjust the pic to show the true colors so please ignore it for now.  Here is "Congratulation Tilda" #233 from Diana's Magnolia-licious web store.  Simple click on her store icon on my sidebar to shop 24/7.  I stamped this image with Memento black tuxedo on PTI CS and paper pieced her dress, party hat, and gift using DP by Maja Design.  I also punched out the butterfly using my Doohickey butterfly punch from the Maja DP and also from PTI CS and layered it.   The small purple roses beneath the pink rose looks almost black! Sorry about that.  I've added pearls to her shoes, the butterfly, and a white pearl flourish beneath the butterfly although it's hard to see in the pic.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm sorry I haven't been blog hopping lately, but I've been cleaning up my craft room AGAIN because I somehow lost my "workspace" and had to put things back where they belong and it ended up taking quite a bit of time (sigh!).  I'll be visiting blogs shortly and wish you all a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 3, 2011


Just look at this BEAUTIFUL card I received from Shirley!  It is so lovely and elegant, just like her!  Her coloring knocks my socks off!  I'm such a bad photographer and I know I'm not doing her any justice, so I apologize.  She is so detail oriented and there are so many elements she used and put together so beautifully!  Just look at her gorgeous coloring!  You can find more of her wonderful creations here.  Thank you so very much, Shirley, for sending me one of your masterpieces and the SB Fancy Tags Three that I will definitely put to good use.  What I appreciate and treasure most is the friendship we have developed, and I am grateful for that.  Ahhhh, the wonderful world of blogland!

And here's a close up of her card:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sharing Calendar Artwork for July, August, and September 2011

As promised earlier, today I'd like to share calendar pages for July, August, and September, made by Tammi.  My pics don't do justice to her beautiful creations.  They are so dimensional IRL, and I get to enjoy them every day.  I still can't believe it's July already!  Please enjoy these wonderful works of art and I know it will give you inspiration.  Today, my GF and I went to a rubber stamp expo and bought some cute 6" x 6" mini albums and we thought we'd make calendar pages for 2012 . . . keeping fingers crossed we actually make them LOL!  Anyway, please enjoy these calendar pages:

Have a glorious weekend, stay safe, and enjoy your Fourth of July celebration!  Tomorrow I will have something else to share with you so stay tuned.