Wednesday, January 20, 2010

YNS New Releases and Blog Hop!

Aloha Everyone! Mahalo nui loa (thank you) for joining me in the YNS New Release Blog Hop! This is very exciting for me as I have not participated in any blog hop before! You are probably coming from Lana's blog, but in case you are not starting from the beginning, you should probably go check out Karen's blog first! I was thrilled to find out that 1) I was selected to be a Guest Starlet for YNS, AND 2) YNS came up with a Hawaiian Fhiona and Fhinn (Aloha Fhiona and Surfer Fhinn to be exact). Since I'm from Hawaii, these are definitely one of my favorite designs! I really wanted to make a card using both Aloha Fhiona and Surfer Fhinn, so I decided to try my first Diorama card. This was pretty fun to make and very simple. The hardest part was figuring out where to put everything- not the actual construction of the card... Here's what I came up with... See! Aloha Fhiona is doing the hula while Surfer Fhinn is riding the waves! This project was so fun to put together! I just love how the card gives you so much dimension with the different layers. Here's a close up.... For my next card, I decided to do a traditional card using Aloha Fhiona. It was so awesome to be able to use some of the Hawaiian themed scrapbooking products found locally for this project! Do you like the little gecko? He's one of my favorites! Here's a closer look at Aloha Fhiona... So since I live in Hawaii, many of you might assume that my favorite place to vacation is Hawaii... well, maybe its because I live here and can see it every day, I actually enjoy traveling to non-tropical places. Weird yah? I know... I totally take Hawaii for granted, but whenever I return from a trip, I always appreciate what I have a lot more! So, now that you know that Hawaii is not my favorite vacation destination, you are probably wondering what is? I actually have 2 right now. I LOVE DISNEYLAND! Always have, always will. Now that I have a daughter, this is our favorite destination.. can't wait for my next trip to the Magic Kingdom! My next favorite- only because I can't afford to go again anytime soon, is Italy! My sister lives there and we went for her wedding. It was so beautiful! I can't wait to go and visit there again. Now, if I had a chance to go anywhere in the world, I'd have to go with Japan... I'd be first in line at Tokyo Disneyland! I would also need to check out Puroland (Hello Kitty theme park). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find my Italy pictures in time for this post, so I leave you with my favorite Disneyland picture of Akemi... Thank you so much for stopping by on this blog hop! Your next destination is Angela's blog... so hop on over now to see what she has for you! Don't forget... There are prizes to be won on this blog hop! Here's the prize info:
  • Grand Prize: The entire new release (4 stamp sets) will go to one lucky winner!
  • How to enter: Go to the YNS Challenges blog and add your name to Mr. Linky.
  • If you publish a post on your blog about the blog hop and include a picture and blurb about your favorite vacation destination or rock band, you will be eligible for a 2nd entry into the grand prize!
  • Blog Hop will run from 1/21/10 to 1/25/10.

Isn't that awesome! Hope you had fun visiting my blog... don't forget to check out the other YNS Starlet's blogs for other cool creations!

34 comments:

LORi said...

WOW..Jenny love them both...Lots of thought and care!!!

Hugs - LORi

1LuvnMama said...

Hey Jenny!

Oh my! Luvn that diorama card! This one is amazingly put together and Fhiona is showing off her man! :) Cute!

andrea said...

oooh I wish it was summer instead of winter, love your card
I hop on, hugs andrea

Mimiko said...

These are so beautiful!

Leah the Orange said...

Jenny - the diorama is FANTASTIC! love the layers and dimension, and wonderful bright colours!

i know what you mean about taking your home for granted - i lived 10 minutes from Niagara Falls for most of my life, and it was nothing more to me than a tourist trap, and a place to take my guests when they visited. i don't deny its marvel, but it loses the appeal when you live there.

lillianchild said...

Jenny, the sparkles and waves are awesome!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! I just love your creative and inspiring YNS MOJO! Great colors and love all the details and colors you used.

Wilfreda said...

Your cards are great. Love the sparkly wave.

Kerri said...

WOW, Jenny!!! I LOVE that diorama card!!! How totally fabulous! Your second card with the big Aloha is awesome too! You totally rocked these, girl! Love the Mickey pic with your daughter! So cute~TFS :)

Gena Justice said...

Wonderful card creation. Love the cutouts and the background paper on the 2nd card. Just Awesome!

itsabrt said...

Well I can see why you were asked to be a guest designer, your work is amazing!!! Beth aka BR-T

Charlotte said...

Love your diorama card! It's really effective!

Melissa S said...

Fabulous!!

Amy Leggate said...

WOW Great Cards

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I want to live with you! Love hula girl. and that bamboo paper is perfect.

Lysa said...

OMG! I love your surfer Ian shadow box card- it's SOO CUTE!

Maylee said...

Great shadow box card Jenny, love all the layering and Aloha Fhiona with that DP is a perfect fit!

Akemi is a cutie pie! Next to Disneyland, I bet she would love Hello Kitty Land!

Karen said...

Your creations are fabulous! That shadow box card is just too cool and I love that wood like dp - wow! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your vacation story and pics with us! I hope you get feeling better really soon!
Hugs
Karen
xx

Sheng said...

I love your 3d card. It looks so cool. Do you have a tutorial for that? Love what you did with surfer fhinn and aloha fionna.

xoxo

cabio's craft corner said...

Aww...that Diorama card is super adorable. What a nice scene!!! The Fhiona card with fabulous DP is full of Hawaiian them. These cards are so very cool Jenny. Happy that you are part of us :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

ScrapinShana said...

WOW! The card you created with the waves is just awesome!!! I hope you are feeling better =)

Jodi said...

That diorama card is fantastic! The Aloha card is just adorable and the paper you used is perfect for it!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your cards! awesome diorama card! great layout! also love your other card too. hugs and much aloha to you!

Kim Y. said...

Totally awesome!

Trish Miles said...

beautiful creations.

ribenaruby said...

What a lovely dimensional project, and cute aloha card, fab!

Nicole said...

I LOVE LOVE Disneyland. It's my favorite vacation spot. My daughter turns 3 years old next yr, so we are planning her 1st trip to Disney in 2011. I cant wait. Ok back to card I love it. This diorama card is soooo well put together (I love the wave). Did you use stickles or glitter? Thanks for the Hawiian fun.

kandistar said...

all of the cards on all of the blogs in this hop are amazing and the y just keep getting bettter and better but I dont know if anything could top yours! Amazing job on these beautiful creations! *Candace*

sweetpz said...

wow! i like your cards very much!

JulyeB said...

Fab project its soooo clever!thanks for sharing Julye

Gloria said...

Lovely cards and the image is soooo cute.

Jasmine said...

This is amazing! I love it!

Jas

SemSee said...

Oh Jenny, both your cards are totally AWESOME! I love the scene you've created, and your Aloha card is gorgeous! I would love to visit Disneyland (in the US, not in France) some day, and Japan would definitely be on my wishlist too!! Thank you so much for joining the hop and guest designing for YNS - we are lucky to have you!! Hugs, Simonne x

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