Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sister Stamps Happy Meals- Inspired by Bona

Happy Meals are not just for kids right?  Well, I was watching one of my favorite You Tube Channels- Live Love Scrap by Bona (Hi Bona!).  She made these amazingly cute Happy Meal boxes and decorated them to give away.  Although she made them awhile ago, I filed it in my brain to eventually return to that tutorial so I could do my own take on it.  Here's the link to her amazing tutorial...  It's super easy to follow.
Since I was meeting up with some of my besties in Honolulu, I decided to make some of these Happy Meal boxes for them.  At first I wanted to use my new Prima Doll stamps, but those girls were just too big, so I resorted back to Sister Stamps.  I really wanted a vintage/shabby chic feel to it, so I went with my instinct and here's the end results...
All three were made using the new Prima Princess Collection paper line.  Used a variety of lace and embellishments.  Some I made (stick pins) and some were purchased.  The large bow on the top of the box was made using the Stampin up bow die. (Love that die!)  And because the recipients would appreciate the project, I decided to splurge and use some of my beloved bling that is saved for special people who will not just throw my project away!
I gave this one to Kyoko.  Added some home made stick pins for balance.

This one went to Linda... Used my new banner punch by Stampin up... Love it!

It's hard to see but I cut out the cupcake and replaced it with a heart embellishment.

And this last one was for Cami.  Used Minako cause she reminds me of Cami.  See the hamburger box on the side?  I ended up not giving it to them. Had so much issues with it. Instead I cut out the mini milk carton die and put that inside instead.

Hope you enjoyed my projects!  And thank you to Kyoko, Cami and Linda for a fun day at The Scrapper's Den and lunch!  I can't wait till we meet up again next month!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tulle Flowers- Inspired by TooTooAmy

If you haven't checked out TooTooAmy's You Tube channel, you really should.  She has pretty awesome ideas and tutorials that are easy to follow.  Thanks Amy!!
One of the project she shared was pretty tulle flowers.  Here's the link to her tutorial...  Now you have something to make with all that tulle!
I decided to give it a shot since it seemed pretty easy to make.  Here's the three flowers I came up with...

The first flower was made by using some shabby flowers from my stash and then I glued a Martha Stewart paper flower on top.

This next one is my favorite.  I cut up some doily trim and glued it to the center.  Then added on an resin rose that I've had for awhile but have never been able to find the right project to use it on.

And lastly, I got one of my lavender shabbies and layered it with one of the flower pearl hair pins that I got from Downtown LA.  See Lfundoo!?  I'm using my stuff I bought on our trip!

These flowers were made for some special ladies I met up with on my trip home.  Will share more on that in my next post.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Craft Fair Projects Inspired by Creative Young Mama

On my Epic Crafty Adventure with Lfundoo, I was fortune enough to meet up with a bunch of YouTube crafty ladies and had a blast getting to know them.  One of them is known as Creative Young Mama (Hi Marisa!).  She made some hand scrub and decorated mason jars to store it in and gave them to us.  Her project was so pretty, I was inspired to try it out myself.  Check out her project here..
In Feburary, there was a small craft fair that my friend asked me if I wanted to sell anything.  I wanted to see if there was any interest, so I decided to make a few of the hand scrub that Marisa made and also tried out a lemon body scrub.  You can find many recipes on You Tube. I had a lot of fun decorating these small mason jars.

Surprisingly, they sold pretty well.  Maybe I'll make some more for my next craft fair.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just Wanted To Say Thanks

Geez.. has it really been that long since I last blogged on this blog?  Sorry peeps... Work has kept me pretty busy.  I've actually been creating stuff here and there, but haven't been able to post regularly.  So in the next few days you'll be seeing what I've been up to.
Awhile back, the owner of Hanko Designs- Norm sent me some washi paper samples.  To thank him for sharing his new washi paper designs, I decided to make him a few cards that he could use as samples.  I kept them very simple cause I didn't have a lot of time and wanted to focus on quantity.  Here's what I came up with....
First up is one of our favorites- Kiyomi.  It amazes me that after all of our images that were released, she still continues to be one of our most popular!  The bridge die is by La La Land crafts and I've been dying to use it on a project.  It's just the right size to coordinate with our images.  Ended up using an Island Scrapbooking sentiment since it seemed to match perfectly.

And here's a better look at Kiyomi. She was a leftover sample from my advanced hair coloring class I taught last month.

Next up is Misaki.  This image is one of my faves.  She's so cute yah?  I guess you could say its actually Kiyomi playing with the birds.  I really like how this card turned out.  Used the curved design panel die which is a custom die by Hanko.  It allows you to use a washi paper that has a busy pattern without overwhelming your image. I gotta use it more often!

And here's a better look at Misaki.

Finally, my last card features Harumi.  Because the washi was pretty busy, I decided to use a scallop circle to cut down on all the print.  That Arigato stamp was from the new Lawn Fawn Let's Roll set.  I love that set.  If you don't have it, you really should buy it!

And here's a close up of Harumi.

Be back soon with more projects to share!