Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Cappy Birthday!

When my brother and his family visited over the summer, it was pretty hectic, but was fun to catch up with the girls to see how much they've grown.  When all the girls get together they are inseparable!  Wish we got to hang out longer with them. Hopefully they will come visit us in Hilo next summer.

While they were visiting, I found out that my poor niece never received the birthday gift we sent back in June!  I felt really bad.  Especially because we had sent her a gift card that someone probably stole and used by now.  Booooooooo....

So to make it up to her, we decided to send her another gift.  We found out she had gotten her own Wii recently and loved to make Mii's.  My daughter loves that too, so we thought she would love this Mii game for her Wii.  Unfortunately in Hilo, you can't find that game brand new anymore, so we had to get a used one.  Hopefully it works ok.

Since I'm still on my cris cross card kick, I decided to follow the same format for her card.  She kinda likes girly stuff, so I added a flower and some lace on a doily.  For fun, I added Cappy peeking out from inside the card.  BTW- forgot to mention that she loves dogs.

Here's the inside of the card.  Used another Island Scrapbooking laser cut sentiment.

And wrapped the game using the ribbon slider technique.

Sure hope she gets it this time!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baby Gift Card

Yes!  I have another card to share.  Told you I was on a roll!  My cousin had a baby over the summer and I was late again in sending out something for the baby.  Yes, I know, no excuses! Oh well.  

As I sat and stared night after night trying to figure out what king of card to make, I finally decided to use the actual Target gift card as the focal point.  I really liked the gift card cause it was in the shape of a onesie!  Plus it had that really cute bee on it.  Since I think I pretty much sold off all my baby scrapbooking supplies, I decided to work with what I had.  

Decided to start with some old Doodlebug paper and folded it so that it opened from the top instead of on the side.  Adhered a slightly smaller piece of Doodlebug cardstock using an old baby girl print.  Then used my trimmer and cut out a frame that would fit the gift card holder.  Then added some glue dots to the back of the gift card and adhered it to the inside of the card.

To finish it off, I cut out a tiny bow using a Sizzix die that my dear friend Cami gave to me.  Thanks Cami!  See!  I'm using it!  I gotta say, I'm totally bow crazy now.  Can't wait for my Stampin Up bow die to arrive!

Ok stop in again soon as I have another project to share!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Two Hearts

I've been really bad about making cards that we need to send out.  Surprisingly, I have a little mojo and don't have a Sister Stamps deadline in my face, so I was able to get a little crafty this weekend.

My husband asked me to make a wedding card for a co-worker.  Of course, he did not know if they had any colors or theme, so I had to wing it.  I thought it would be safe to stick with neutrals, so I went for gold and cream.  I've been stuck on making flowers and making cris cross cards, so I combined them both to come up with this...

This flower was inspired by this video by Jaizella who owns Lavish Laces. (Hi Jaizella!) It's a flatter version of Vicki's puffy flower.  If you haven't watched Vicki's tutorial yet, check it out here...  They are so addicting to make!
Finally, the inside card was done using a PTI set. I love the sentiment for weddings.  First I stamped the sentiment in archival ink.  To make sure it was totally dry, I used my heat gun on it.  After it was dry, I then stamped a Hero Arts heart using Versamark ink, then covered it with gold perfect pearls.  Love how it turned out.

Be back soon with another card to share... I was on a roll!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Cami!

Sorry, I've been MIA lately.  Been so busy with Sister Stamps releases that I hardly have time to craft.  But I had to take time out from Sister Stamps to wish my dear friend a Happy Birthday!  I went home for a visit the other weekend and thought it would be a good time to celebrate my friend's birthday.  At first she almost blew the deal, but we ended up spoiling the surprise so that she would show up.  

About a year ago, we had planned to go to A Cup of Tea, which is a Victorian Tea Room in my home town.  My friends don't live in Kailua and don't really have a reason to visit all that often, so it was a nice change for us to meet up there.  

The first order of business was to check the place out!  It was so shabbylicious, I knew they would love it.  After shopping for a bit, we picked our tea and then sat down.  Our server reminded us to try on their hats too, so we went to go check it out.  I don't know if they wanted to, but I forced them to pick out a hat so we could take a picture.  Here's what we ended up choosing...

Don't you just love that flapper hat?  It totally matches her don't ya think?  Next is a shot of my two Besties when we got to our table.

And here's my teapot and cup.  So sweet!

Even the centerpiece was cute!

Here's what I made Cami for her birthday!  I was totally inspired by Vicki's project video here... I really wanted to make something special for her since she is so hard to buy for!  She seems to always find the coolest stuff, so it was a challenge to get her a birthday present.  It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but I used a round paper mache box, painted it white and covered it with trims and flowers.  Inside I packed it with all kinds of embellishments and supplies.

After decorating the box, I glued it to a glass candlestick so it looked like it was on a cake stand.

And here's the other project I made for them.  Pink is for Cami, Purple is for Linda...

I had gotten these two lanterns from Pier One over the summer.  I had seen a few altered lantern projects on Pinterest, so when I saw them in the Kona Pier One, I picked them up.  I didn't do mine yet, will post once I actually get to making mine!

I decorated both with flowers from I am Roses, Wild Orchid Crafts, and Prima.  Also included some acrylic flowers and Petaloo butterflies.  Inside there were more flowers and a flameless candle.  Did you know that they now make flameless candles that are remote controlled?  Pretty awesome.

After our tea, we explored Kailua a bit and planned our next trip back to the tea room.  It was such a girly day- so much fun!

The next shot is of Cami's baby Twinkles.  So cute yah?!  She could hardly sit still, but finally layed down long enough for me to take her pix.  Her favorite toy is Elmo.  I think Elmo is as big as she is!

Stay tuned because we are hoping to go back and visit again once the tea room is decorated for Christmas!  Can't wait!