Thursday, March 15, 2012

Surprise Kris!

 Surprise, surprise!  What's the surprise you may ask?  Well, today is Kris' Birthday!  Woo Hoo!  To help celebrate, I'm participating in a special birthday blog hop hosted by Lollipop Crafts.  We all wanted to wish her Happy Birthday by creating projects just for her.  You probably came over from Dena's blog, but in case you missed out on the first half, go back to the Lollipop Crafts blog for the full blog list.

As many of you probably guessed, I met Kris through blogging.  She is such a nice person and although I've never met her in person, I feel like I know her already! Most people don't know this, but Kris actually gave me a lot of advice in setting up Sister Stamps! :)  Thanks Kris!  Without you, I don't think I'd have the guts to start it and now look how much we've grown!  It was about this time last year that Kris and I were emailing each other about starting up a business.  That's when I found out what a night owl she is!  Man, she sure stays up late. I thought I stayed up late, but she takes the cake.

So on to the card... I decided that this special lady needed a special card.  Since I had pop up scrapbook on the brain, I decided to make it into a card.  Here's the cover... SURPRISE!  It's a sneak peek of a new image that won't be released until summertime.  You'll be introduced to her in July.... Washi is from my Japan stash and the sentiment is a lasercut from Island Scrapbooking.



In the first section, we have Yoshimi with a matching greeting by Hero Arts.  I was so happy to find this sentiment on one of the new Hero Arts sets!!!  It matched up perfectly!


Had to include some boys in the card, so Nobu makes an appearance here.  I love how you can cut off the toy and put other things in his hand.  I chose a mini cupcake punch by EK success.  The sentiment matched perfectly and is from a Hero Arts set.  Topped it off by adding more punched cupcakes.


I couldn't make a mini album without Kiyomi!  She is definitely one of our most popular images. Added in some gold sakura from Island Scrapbooking and another Hero Arts sentiment.


Finally, Yoshi makes his first appearance on my blog!  You will meet Yoshi next month when we start introductory posts for Release #7.  Doesn't he look like he's ready to party?


So Kris, I know I never met you, but I feel like you are such a great friend already!  Hopefully we'll get to meet up soon and then the craziness will really begin!

I just wanted to share one more story about Kris... while on my CHA trip in January, I met Jessica from the Greeting Farm.  Now I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to craft icons, so I didn't really tell her who I was, but I did mention that I wanted to take a photo of Kris' banner project that was being featured at the show.  Once she found out that I was Kris' friend.... her face lit up and she couldn't say enough about our friend.  I thought that was so neat that everyone who meets Kris seems to think the same way.

Happy Birthday Girlie!  You relax and have a good one.  For more birthday projects, hop on over to the Lollipop Crafts blog for the hop list and see who else is wishing Kris a Happy Birthday!  To check out Debi's projects click here... and tell her I said hi!

22 comments:

Debi said...

Love when you make these cards. So much time involved and I can appreciate the details. Love it!

Danni said...

This is fabulous!

Leanne said...

Jenny!! This is one AWESOME project! Love all the details, the images, coloring, papers, and the sentiments. Each one is perfect and so well done. I already want to sign up to get that new little girl. hehehe. thanks for sharing things to come. But most of all thanks for taking part in our little hop for Kris.
;)

Luanne said...

great project!love the different colors on each sides. beautiful papers

Sonia said...

Hello Jenny
Wow! Love your birthday creation, Absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Jenny, this is super cute!!! Love this card!

kris said...

*sniffle, sniffle* WOW!!! your words went straight to me heart!!! i agree, even though we haven't met IRL YET, i feel like i've known you FOREVER! Thank you Jenny for being such an awesome friend and creating this gorgeous creation in honor of me!! Totally in LOVE with it!! And your friendship is a blessing!! =)

Kelly Lloyd said...

great project, lovely papers and design throughout

hugs kelly

Mimi said...

WOW! Gorgeous pop up card! Love that you included all the Sister Stamp images... Kris will love it! TFS your story! ;)

EstherT said...

Now that is a totally amazing card! All I can say is, "WOW" ... impressive and your heartfelt stories about Kris are so touching!

Colleen said...

What you made is awesome. Love all the detail and work that you put into making Kris such a wonderful card.

Dora said...

O wow OMG this is adorable, how fun, love these images, so cute all of them .. and fab pretty papers.. just gorgeous :D

1LuvnMama said...

Holy moly Jenny! This is amazing! Luv all the SS stamps used on this creative card! I've miss ya all here in blogland and hoping to one day come back . . . with all this inspiration, maybe I just might! :) Take care girl!

pixie_boutique said...

Amazing! Can't wait for the new release of that lil girl! Love your thoughtful and creative project for Kris!

Arielle said...

Aw! Kris is one lucky girl to have such great DT friends and that she gets this adorable little album!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

HOLY TOLEDO!!! What an awesome card. Smoking hot.

Cyndi said...

Amazing creation for Kris! Love it!

Kim Y. said...

Wow! This is so creative!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

what awesomeness...TFS...the SS is too adorbs....

Cynthia A. said...

I love the album creation. I am looking forward to the summer release !! Have a few ideas already.

sunflower sue said...

Love seeing the different Sister Stamps images. Getting excited about the summer release, too. :)

eunice said...

So ADORABLE! Lucky, lucky Kris...she is in for a real treat! I remember when you posted a similar card with obon stamped images awhile back that I fell in love with...this is even better still with all the kawaii Sister stamps! Gotta try this!