Friday, July 1, 2016

rainbow fairy wings

Hello!  Today is a seriously windy day here.  Amazing how the weather changes so much day to day even in the summer.

I used a favorite TGF stamp of mine, Fairy Queen Anya for this card.  I think initially you had to refer someone who bought stamps to get this stamp!  So happy that TGF decided to release it as well.  I blended some clouds in the background before fussy cutting and gluing the image on.  I used the same sentiment from my previous post since it fit so well here too. 

I wanted to color her wings in rainbow colors and added some Stickles glitter glue to the wings and her crown.  I also glued some purple flower confetti onto the card.  I initially thought the confetti would be too small to glue but actually totally manageable.  And I didn't get extra glue all over the card so that was a plus.

Enjoy your summer days!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

a happy accident

Hello!  I finished up a bunch of cards over the weekend.  I had a few images colored up that were just sitting on my desk.  So I finally got them onto cards.  I think I need to use more of the stamps that I do have and stop buying new ones!  It's so tempting when I see all the cute new images though.  I have a bunch on my wish list but I think I need to wait.  Plus everything sure adds up when you throw yarn and fabric into the mix!

Here's a card I made using TGF's Your Wings set.  I love the unicorns and the winged creatures (pegasus?) that TGF has created.  They are so pretty and fun to color. 

I colored this one in pink and purple tones and added some stickles too. 

I had intended to create rainbow clouds (which hopefully I'll get to do on another card) but instead created these pinkish purple clouds which totally matched the image.  A kind of happy accident.  I stamped the sentiment that came with the image and added bright pink heart confetti at the bottom of it.  I glued each tiny heart on carefully.  The hearts along with this card are in my shop too.

That is all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, June 26, 2016

You're O-fish-ally Awesome

Hello!  Wow, June just flew by!  I can't believe this is the last week of June already and I was supposed to share these bear cards for Father's Day a while ago.  But this summer is so relaxing and I haven't been in the mood to blog as much.  I've been crocheting more but now taking a break from that because my left hand gets really sore from crafting and doing chores these days.  Signs of older age?

Here is the bear version for Dad using Lawn Fawn's Dad & Me set.  I love the little fishy hanging from the daddy bear's mouth.  I glued it upside down so it looks a bit more dead.  Haha.  The background is blended with distress inks on watercolor paper and the sun and clouds from Taylored Expressions.  Oh, and his hat is super cute too!

Here's a card for grandpa too. 

I've made a bunch more cards yesterday so I'll be sharing those slowly and listing them in the store as soon as I have the motivation! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you are enjoying these summer days.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Your jokes are always a-moose-ing

Hello!  Just now sharing some cards I made using Lawn Fawn's Dad & Me stamp set.  I made 2 using the moose, one for dad and one for grandpa.

I love the puns that Lawn Fawn comes up with -- too cute!  And I love the funny glasses that fit over the moose!  I used a stitched rectangle die and used distress inkpads to create the background.  The sun and clouds are from Taylored Expressions.

Here is a card for Grandpa and I used to the same layout and design.  And isn't the baby moose super cute too? 

I have come to love blending the background using distress inkpads and a sponge.  It is even easier for me than doing the watercolor backgrounds that I used to do.  I do think blending the inks on thin watercolor cardstock is easier than blending on regular cardstock.  There is a nice texture to watercolor cardstock too.

I'll share the cards I made using the bears next time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!




Saturday, May 28, 2016

best dad in the world

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying some time off this weekend.  My boys are out of school for the summer and my daughter has a couple of exams coming up but other that we are going to relax this weekend.  I'm gonna make a couple of cards hopefully too.

I wanted to share a couple of Father's Day cards I made a few days ago.  They both use the same sentiment that I printed onto the cardstock using a brushstroke font.

This is the first card.  I used my Cameo to cut the globe out and I love how it looks.  I inked up the edges of the blue and green cardstock and like how doing something that simple adds some depth.

Here's another view.

This is the second card and is very different from the first one even though the sentiment is the same.  I used Altenew's Mini Atlas stamp set.  It really is a small stamp and I was kind of surprised how small it is!  Yes, I need to read the description more clearly.  Anyway, I heat embossed the image in gold and layered it too to make it a bit larger.  Then I added a small diecut heart. 

Different style cards for different kinds of dads. 

That's it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Simply Made Hawaii is One! (so I'm having a SALE!!)

Hello!  Wow, I had a hard time logging into my blog!  Probably because I have too many email accounts and passwords and I can't remember them!  I am a bit busy today so I'll have to make this short but I wanted to let everyone know that my shop, Simply Made Hawaii on Etsy is a year old!  I can't believe it's been open for a whole year.  Probably I didn't work on my store for the first few months because it's kind of overwhelming!  To celebrate the first year, I am having a sale, 10% off all confetti/supplies and thin cut confetti.  If you're interested just click on my Etsy banner on the side bar.

Also need to share a couple cards I made using Mama Elephant's Cub Cuddles and Bear Hugs.  I gotta say I love that little birdie.  He is so cute!  I love the bees too!  And the sentiments are so sweet.

Here's another one I made using the same stamp sets.  These bear images are some of the sweetest!

Okay, that's it for today.  Hope you'll check out the sale!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

thank you for a great year

Hello!  Trying to stay motivated!  I always feel like I'm a step behind.  Like a step behind creating cards for upcoming holidays.  I made Mother's Day cards and graduation cards.  Now I'm trying to make cards for teachers and Father's Day.  But I feel like I should've made them by now.  Maybe I'm a bit slow or I need to think ahead more.

Today, I got around to listing my first teacher thank you card.  Mostly I am also thinking I need to make a few for my own kids' teachers!  My middle child will be moving on to middle school too so that is kind of sad for me.  And also because I will again be driving to 3 schools.  And they'll never be in the same school again.

This is the card with no personalization.  I printed the sentiment onto the cardstock using this swirly brush font that I really love.  The apple is a diecut created from MFT's Red Delicious die.  I don't think they sell this die anymore.

I stamped one of the teacher's names onto this apple using a letter set from Lawn Fawn.

I didn't glue down the leaves completely to give it a little bit of dimension.

That's it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by!