Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hope Anchors the Soul

Aloha all,

I wanted to create a simple yet elegant card to help lift up your spirits and a while back I saw the most beautiful Hope Anchors the Soul on one of the Silhouette groups I follow on Facebook. The saying has just stuck with me and I knew today would be the day I had to create my version of this saying.

To create the anchor I used Kadoodle Bug Designs, the anchor from Salty Dogs and offset it so I could have the off white border which I embossed using Tim Holtz Texture Fades.
I wish I could tell you what the font is for Hope Anchors the Soul but I can honestly say I don't remember. I have just too many fonts!
The background was created using Spellbinders Cascading Dots card creator die. Love this die and can see so many ways to use it. Definitely recommend this die to add to your die collection.

Mahalo for stopping by and if you recreate your own version, please let me know. I would love to see your version of this card.

Monday, August 8, 2016

May the Forest Be With You

Aloha all,

Long time no see, yeah? I have a whirlwind of side projects going on right now but I thought I would share my latest creation with all of you. Inspiration for this Ilda Dias' tropical fish aquarium over at SVG Cuts.
I followed the same basic dimensions as her instructions for the clear acetate for the tall gift box but lowered my height to about 6 inches and welded a rectangle into on side of the acetate. You will also need to follow the same dimensions for the plain box cards-rounded tab.
The cute jungle animals came from Kadoodle Bug Designs and are set to retire soon. If you haven't grabbed your set, you can pick it up here and the cute little monkey can be picked up here. The border for my "box card" is actually washi tape from Doodle Bug Designs and it just compliments the theme so well. For the leopard, I actually drew the spots onto it. It's super easy, I used my micron pen and drew a variety of squiggly "c's" all over the body and followed it up with my brown copics to add the finishing touch to the body.
If you happen to recreate this, I would really love to see your project and trust me when I say photos don't do this card justice. This card is just popping with dimensions and the camera just wont capture all of it. Leave me a link and I will be sure to check out your blog, Facebook, etc.

Mahalo all and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Foxy Camp Lantern

Aloha all,

Thanks for stopping by today.
 For my project today, I created this super cute Coleman lantern found at SVG Cuts. This file is versatile and allows for endless possibilities. Cheapest lantern for the kiddos ever!
Of course, I had to add these super cute foxes onto my lantern cause when I think of camping I think of those playful little critters.
The cute little foxes can be found here and here.
Have you noticed the compass yet? This charming compass is from Tim Holtz and I found this at Michaels. Of course I had to add the kawaii happy camper sign onto my lantern and you can pick it up here.

 I just love that this lantern can be lit by using a battery operated candle or mini light. Plus with this being made of paper, it totally makes it more ideal for little hands to carry.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you all have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

You're My Main Squeeze

Aloha all,

Usually we have nice balmy weather here in Hawaii, but lately we have been lacking trade winds which leaves us with just a scorcher of a summer. To help keep me cool I usually resort to a nice cold glass of lemonade. As such, my creation is based on lemonade and to help me out, I used Kadoodle Bug Designs -  CK Lemonade Turtle found here.

To help with the card sketch, I relied on Pinterest to help. I paired the card sketch up with my Lala Land heart banner die and offset the banner. To create the circle base, Lawn Fawn's x stitched circle die came into play.
Sentiment for this card came from the Silhouette online store.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you all have a scraptastic day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Today's Special

Aloha all,

 Thanks for stopping by today and if you're joining me again, I am happy to have you back.

Kadoodle Bug Designs has these "Shoptastic Cuties" in the store and apparently these cuties are all the rage right now. Not quite sure what they are but as soon as I saw the Shoptastic Cutie-Teacup I just knew I had to combine it with the Cutie Kadoodle-Teacup Panda.

Of course, I had to take it one step further and make my panda pink as well.
The base of my card is actually a step fold card and the sentiment for this card is from Hero Arts, "Today's Special". I have to admit, I purchased this stamp set last year around Valentines so it may no longer be available for purchase.
The rolled roses is actually a die from Memory Box, Small Pinwheel Posie. The doily was created using vellum and  Cheery Lynn's, French Pastry doily die.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you all have a scrappy day!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Soak Up the Sun!

Aloha everyone,

Mahalo for stopping by. Pineapples and flamingos are all the rage right now and as soon as I saw the cute pineapple freebie in the KBD store I just knew I had to create something with it.
Here on Oahu we actually have pineapple fields and we used to be the only state in the U.S. that grew pineapples. Thank goodness we still grow coffee here. If you come to Hawaii, you simply have to make sure to try our coffee.

Here is my version of the cute pineapple freebie and it can be found here.
The cute little starfish on the surfboard is another KBD file found here. This file is so cute as it has two more starfish characters included.
I just love the palm tree and sun from the Beach Fun Penguins file found here.  I must admit I did add eyes to my sun and those eyes came from the CK Sunshine Bears sun found here.
The cute hibiscus border was an absolute must to complete my card and was purchased in the Silhouette online store.
My silhouette sketch pen was used to help create the sentiment. Just love the ability to make my own sentiments instead of always having to rely on stamp sentiments. If you have pens for your electronic cutter, please give them a chance. What a way to save some craft money.

Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you all have a crafty day.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Aloha everyone!

Mahalo for stopping by today. My latest project is inspired by the many flamingo cards I have seen flooding my Pinterest wall. Kadoodle Bug Designs has two flamingo files on sale at 90% off due to going into retirement and what a score for me!

The flamingo used for this card comes from the file, "Paradise Found" but "Endless Summer" is a fantastic file as well. You can never have enough flamingos.
While you're there, don't forget to grab this week's freebie. It's adorable! 

To help create my scene, I had a little help from the "Summer Beach Fun" to create my beach and palm trees. The pineapple is from the Silhouette Online Store,
Design ID #89517
I found a free font called, "Adefebia" to type Aloha on front of the pineapple and proceeded to do a print and cut. Love that feature.
The frame of my card comes from Mama Elephant's, "Framed Cuts-Madison Avenue". The border frame is too cute and is a must have to have in your die stock.

Mahalo for stopping by and as usual, I hope you all have a crafty day!