Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday #12 - C.A.T.S. & SSS

Happy Aloha Friday, or if you are in Samoa, Happy Saturday! :)
Appreciating and enjoying all the wonderful comments!  Thank you all so much for your support!  :)

For today's LFF I plan to share my Secret Santa and C.A.T.S. swaps.  (Sign up for January's SSS is on now and ends today at midnight 12/30/11 so if you want to play make sure to head to Kris' blog and leave her a message.)  

First up is the card I sent to my Secret Santa Sister, Shirl Nases. I was so happy to get her as my SSS, she's so sweet and talented.  The card features one of the new Holiday friends from Sweet November, Tess.  
Created a snowy scene with some none traditional colors and paper pieced her outfit.  The sentiment is from AmyR's, Snowman sentiments. I tucked in a Joann's gift card because I know she likes to shop nline. Can't wait to see what she buys. :)

Next is my C.A.T.S. swap.  I was paired up with Gail Woo from SF, Ca.  I don't know if she has a blog, but she's really sweet and it was really nice to read her note and catch up on what's been going on in her life.  Here are her card & tags - they are so cute!  Mahalo Gail!!
Love the cute Hawaiian snowman, her tags are pretty cool, and how cute is this tea bag holder?  What a terrific idea for next year!  Thanks Gail!!  Here's what I sent to her.  An easel card and tag.  I also threw in a Christmas card from me.  I hope she likes it.  Yikes, sorry for the bad pictures!  :(

Dec C.A.T.S. with Aloha flair.
Featuring Fairwees Jilly & Emaline
Used more of that green & white Aloha print paper and created a few wreaths to go with the scalloped circle card & tag.   I threw in a CAS card featuring Fairwee Daphne and AmyR's, Snowman sentiments.

 These Fairwees are so darn cute and the perfect size to add to any small kine card.

These swaps and are so much fun.  Giving and receiving from crafty friends across the country is always nice.  Wanted to say Mahalo to Kris & Joy for all their hard work and coordination.  You ladies are awesome!! 

I have a couple more posts before the end of the year.  Some birthday cards and 1-2 more Christmas posts.  Yep gonna try and sneak them all in before Sunday.  :)

Mahalo for stopping by!  Have a good evening or good morning!!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas cards with TGF

Are you ready to welcome the New Year?!  I can't believe how fast 2011 has come and is almost gone.  It's been a good year, and as sad as I am to see it go, it just means more wonderful things to look forward to. 

Before any more time passes I wanted to share the last of the Christmas cards I made.  I couldn't leave out my beloved TGF images.  Besides the gift card holders and tags I made, I also had some time to make some Christmas cards using some fun TGF images.  Some of these I posted in the TGF Gallery, and the ones I didn't will be poppin' over there shortly.

As with the last couple of posts, I probably won't have too much to write about except for captions with links to the stamp(s) & possible challenges.  :)

Holiday Anya & Clear Christmas stamp
Sketch from Monday-Funday

Beanie Anya - Retro Fresh Blue/Berry challenge

Swap: Beanie Anya & Sunshine Anya
AmyR sentiment

Cheeky Christmas - Spellbinder wreath
Used felt for the reds

Holiday Anya & AmyR sentiment

Boho Anya w/ Keep Cozy sentiment

And lastly here's my window at work.  It's been the same for the past couple years.  I need to add more TGF friends...

Xmas Sweeties & WS - Edward
Alrighty friends, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop and leave lovely comments.  I really love reading them, they keep me going when all I want to do is sleep or watch tv.  lol..  Enjoy the rest of your day!!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Snow fun with the Fairwees

Hello!  (yep this is my second post today, just scroll down to see the first one from today)
Just had to pop back in to share this fun scene that I'm thinking about putting in a frame and keeping.  It features a snowman & three Fairwees, including an altered one, I wonder if you can tell which one.. (hahaha) This is very CAS which has definitely been my style lately.

Sweet November's Fairwees:
Piper with Snowman, Snow Flurry Emaline & Mia/Piper combo
AmyR sentiment
Ta-da!!  I absolutely love the dp (2009 WRMK Merry & Bright) and how the rest of the scene came togther.  Using the pinks, grays, blacks and whites really made this scene come together nicely.  Doesn't hurt that these images are so darn cute and the perfect size for the dp.  If you didn't guess yet, I did a swap with Piper and Mia!  She turned out pretty good.  The scene is mounted on white cs and then onto black cs.  I like the way it's framed, so thinking it would look really nice inside a real one.  Just gotta choose one that works. Here's are some close-ups of the images:

Here's the swap image of Piper & Mia  :)

Don't they just make you smile?! :)  Can you blame me for wanting to keep this to myself?  (lol)  I have one more Fairwee project to share.  Just need to finish it up.  Mahalo for stopping by and leaving me lovely comments.  You all know how much I love them.  :)


Christmas cards with Sweet November

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day, we did and spent time with our adopted family the Ontiveros' who spent the day with us, opening gifts, baking cookies, crafting for an hour and yes, eating amazing food prepared by my momma.  Today I think it's a time for recovery and possibly some shopping, but the latter might be just too much for me, even if there are some awesome sales going on out there.

I wanted to share a few more Christmas cards I made using some of the cutie patootie Sweet November Fairwees and one of the Sprites.  I have quite a few pictures so there won't be too much writing except for captions.

SN - Penelope & Juniper with a Spellbinder wreath

SN - Fairwee Josie's Mistletoe & AmyR sentiment

SN - Piper & AmyR sentiment

SN - Fairwee Mia's ornament & SN sentiment

I used scraps of dp from the Christmas paper pads I've been using for this year's Christmas/holiday cards, always nice to use those up.  Most of the images were colored with Copic markers.  Sorry I don't have any of the colors handy.  I will try to do better in the future.  Here are some close ups:

I stamped the image on kraft and then stamped Josie on white
cs, colored her up, cut her out and glued her on top.

I have a few more Fairwee Christmas cards and projects to share, but I think these cuties should get their own time to shine.  Mahalo for stopping by and hoping today is either a day of recovery for you, a day of successful shopping for some really awesome deals for next year, or maybe you can sneak in some crafting.  Not sure yet what I want to do, but relaxing sounds really nice.  lol..  Whatever you decide to do, have fun doing it!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!
You're all either fast asleep, already celebrating and eating breakfast or just getting to the stroke of midnight to celebrate Christmas.  Me I'm gonna post a few more cards and then head on to bed.  The day is going to come really quickly and I still need to clean up my mess!  hahaha!

Here are some Christmas cards I made using the Christmas stamps from Sister Stamps.  I waited to post this first one because I was planning to give it to my crafty bestie & her bf.  Didn't want to spoil the surprise.  I gave it to her and I'm really happy to say they loved it.  I really enjoyed creating this one and the other two.

Shimo-san & AmyR sentiment



I really have to admit these were a few of my favorite ones.  Alrighty, here are some close-ups...



Yuki - AmyR sentiment

Setsuna in his black gi

Setsuna - Used an AmyR sentiment
 Alrighty, time to get some sleep, it'll be morning too soon and I still have to clean up the craft/dining table and make a few more small cards.  Hope you have a wonderful day filled with fun, food, family and friends!!
Merry Christmas and Mahalo for stopping by!!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas cards with CC Designs

Wanted to send a shout out to my little cousin Alexis, Happy 10th Birthday Lexi!!

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone! 

So who else is scrambling to get everything done besides me?  Last minute shopping or last minute crafting and cooking?  Well I hope that it's a merry time doing all of those things.  I'm going to finish posting and then finish up some last minute crafts for some friends.  I'm listening to the Hawaiian radio station (Hawaiian 105) right now and they are playing Christmas music so I'm definitely in the mood and motivated. 

Here are some cards I made using some of the older C.C. Designs Pixies & Sugarplum images and some
AmyR sentiments.  I didn't get to use any of the images last year, so this year I wanted to make sure they got onto some cards.  I was picturing an easy kine wreath to go along with the images, and a CAS layout.  For the wreaths I used two Spellbinders (scalloped circle and inverted scallop circle).  It actually came out just as I envisioned and it was super easy to do.  For some I used kraft & white cs, which I embossed.  I also made some with dp.  Dotted the wreaths with either white or cream colored pearl pen around as ornaments interspersed with some actual half pearls to make it more festive.  Some are colored to match the card.  Lastly I added either twine or bakers twine to the top.  I am definitely thinking of doing this again next year. 

Santa Birgitta
Sentiment by AmyR

Nora, I gave her a Santa hat courtesy of Santa Birgitta.
Sentiment by AmyR

Cocoa Emma & AmyR sentiment

Santa Emma

(Digi) Christmas Angel(s) I added the smiles :)
Sentiment is from TGF Merry Tags
I don't know which of the wreaths I like more, the ones with dp or embossed.  I think they turned out pretty good.  This is the year of fast and easy so I think this qualifies for me.  hehehe.  Here are some close ups:

Well that's all for me right now.  I need to finish up some last minute crafts for tonight and tomorrow.  Yep, the procrastinator again..  lol!  So for those of you preparing dinner or just starting breakfast enjoy the next few days and cherish the time spent with your loved ones. 

Mahalo for your lovely comments and here's wish you all a very Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays to all!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Lilo's Fun Friday #11

Oh my!  I'm super late.  It's going to be a short one with lots of pictures.  I made a few giftcard holders for my co-worker's this year.  Needed something simple and couldn't really find anything on the internet that wouldn't take too long.  I forget where I saw this one, but I decided to wing it and give it my own spin.  I might do a tutorial, will shall see...  If anyone recognizes please leave a comment with a link.  Thanks!

Each gift card holder has a Starbucks & Panda Inn gc inside.  I used the cute clear stamp set & the Keep Cozy (retired) set from TGF.  They were perfect for this project.  I also used a few other stamps from Recollections and Gorjuss girl image.  That was for my co-worker who doesn't celebrate Christmas.  I used up some scraps as well.. YAY!  Here are a some close-ups:

This is the inside of the card.
I cut a slit in the center to stick the giftcard
  I used the TGF Merry Tags here.

Used an AmyR sentiment for this one

Had to reinforce this one with a cute snowflake. Worked pretty good.
Well, that's what I have to share today.  I'm hoping to share some Christmas cards I made this weekend.  I first wanted to say Thank you to my crafty friends who sent me cards and lovely RAKS.  I also wanted to apologize to some of you.  I dropped mine to you in the mail and I hope you don't mind that they are a little bit late. 

In case I don't get back here before Christmas, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Best wishes for the holiday season!!  I am blessed to have you all as friends!  Mahalo for stopping by!