Monday, January 26, 2015

Sweet You ...


Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

Last week, I finished a card with some goodies that I received from dear friends .. thank you so much ladies .. I love everything!!!  I had been eyeing those LemonCraft papers for some time .. and a sweet friend surprised me with them!  Awwwwww!!!  Thank you dear!!!  :)  Now a new addiction begins!  hehe!






I would also love to enter my card into the LemonCraft challenge and you can also find their products at the LemonCraft Store!  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I'd love to hear from you!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inspire...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a beautiful week so far!

Here's a card I made about a month ago during the holidays .. gosh .. can you believe we are well into January?!!!!  It feels so odd to think that the holidays were a month ago already!  Whew!

I've used some goodies from the Ribbon Girl Store such as:



Thank you so much for visiting me and I'd love to hear from you!  :)  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Going Back to Boho ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all are ready for a fun filled weekend!  :)

Well, as some of you know .. I was born and raised in Hawaii.  Then I moved away from the islands, but most of my family and relatives are still there.  Growing up, I always remembered being drawn to Boho Chic things .. clothing, jewelry, bags.  Anything Boho .. I absolutely LOVED!

I love the laid back feeling of it, I love it being "hippy-ish", I love the "flowy-ness" to it all .. all those things make me feel like I'm back in the Islands once again enjoying the endless hours and days at the beaches with friends ..  and never left.  I don't get to dress in those things as much anymore, but I do buy a few Boho clothing items here and there when I find them.

Anyway .. I'd like to share with you my make of a Boho Chic lace bracelet that I've made!  :)  It took me awhile to finish .. but I had a ton of enjoyment making it .. all the whilst it taking me back "home" in my heart of hearts.









I hope you like it!

Thank you so very much for visiting me and I'd love to hear from you!  Wishing you a most WONDERFUL weekend!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, January 12, 2015

Free To Fly ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

We had such a cozy rainy day on Sunday .. just one of those days where you cuddle up and enjoy the pitter patter sounds.  And our poor Max .. totally refused to go do his business all day long even though I would try to go out with him.  He looked at me like, "uh-uh.  No way .. I'm not going out in that rain.  Goodbye .. I'm going inside now where it's nice and warm."  hahahahahaha!

Well, here's a card I made a few weeks ago .. this sweet ballerina ready to fly ..

I've also added some feathers by the flowers .. because of her angel wings.  hehe!  And added a crochet doily at the corner.  The rub on "Free to Fly" is from Tim Holtz .. LOVE those rub ons!!



The lovely Prima ballerina can be found at The Ribbon Girl Store here, along with the Sweetheart Blossom Baby Pink and Hip Rose Buds.

Thank you so very much for visiting me and I wish you a most wonderful week!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Sweetest Thing ...

Happy New Year to you!  Hope you all had a fabulous New Years Celebration and wishing you all a beautiful 2015!!!

I've made my first Spring card already as Valentines is now rolling round.  I can't believe the holidays are over .. it really is a bit sad to see all the Christmas things gone.  The fun times go just way too quick don't they?  :(

Well .. here's my card .. and I actually made TWO of them .. but the second one is a bit different in the middle .. I'll show you ... 

Here's the first one:






And this is the second one .. I used a different doily background, made different butterfly wings and a different butterfly center.  :)  




I also wanted to say a special thank you .. to all of YOU .. for coming to visit me throughout the year!  I truly do appreciate your visits and love hearing from you!

See you again soon!
Hugs,
Elise

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Present ...

Hey Ya's!  Did you all have a wonderful Christmas?!  I sure hope you did!!

We did as well .. and even though Bodhi had his questions about Santa .. he still wrote his note to Santa, left him candies and milk and woke up first thing in the morning to run and check if Santa came.  ;)  He had a blast opening up his gifts and was ecstatic with all the Lego Star Wars Sets he received.  hehe!

So, I've finally worked on the first layout of Bodhi's Inspiration Journal .. and I knew what quote I wanted to use on the first page from before anything ever started.  This quote stuck with me when we used to watch the movie "Kung Fu Panda" a few years ago ... and I thought it was so perfect for Bodhi to always remember these words.

For this layout .. I had quite a few inspiration from different places.  One of course is from the movie itself .. because of the quote and they were standing under a cherry blossom tree.  The second is from an artist named Vicky who does such amazing art journals!  And last but not least .. my own little Bodhi who himself inspired me to do a straw blowing cherry blossom tree last year and still up on our refrig (which I will show you a photo of also!)  :)

Now if you will notice .. the book also is a little surprise .. it will record my voice!!!!!!!  :)  Yes, I used one of Bodhi's old books that can record your voice on there as well .. so even when I am gone .. he will still be able to hear me ... 

I did the tree with blowing paint with a straw, but it did not spread as thin as I wanted it to be on the branches and kinda didn't go where I was trying to blow it  .. it was NOT as easy as I thought it would be!  lol!  Sure left me light headed though!!  sheesh!




There's Bodhi and I sitting on the branch having a sweet lil' talk about life .. 


I handwrote the quote:

"Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a Gift.
That is why we call it ..
The Present."

So I added some gifts and presents from Tim Holtz dies under the tree.  ;)  And also placed some of Tim Holtz rub ons in a couple of places.



Here is Bodhi's straw blowing with paint that he did at school last year  :)  I absolutely adore his painting!


Well .. thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post and I hope it made you smile!  :)

The New Year is coming upon us quickly .. and I'll take this time now to with you all a most WONDERFUL 2015!!  Enjoy your festivities and please stay safe!

Thank you again .. and I'd love to hear from you!!!  See you again soon!

Happy New Year!
Elise

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas ...

Hey Ya's!  How are you all doing?  Christmas is next week .. can you believe it?!

Are you ready?  I "think" I am .. I just know at the very last minute I'll remember something that I need to do right?  hehe .. happens often!

I absolutely love this time of year, the hustle and bustle of seeing people shopping for their loved ones and friends.  I don't enjoy crowds very much, but I do love the excitement during this time.  :)   And I love the lights .. hmmm .. I don't know .. it's just magical.

Here's my last Christmas card for the year .. and this one is for my special little boy Bodhi.  :)  I've used this darling Lili of the Valley image called "Festive Lantern" and surrounded him with some "Set 79 Christmas Mini Icons" along with a beautiful sentiment from "Set 75 Christmas Wishes" on the bottom.




Wishing you all a Joyful Holiday Season and a safe one too! 

If I don't get to see you before Christmas .. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your families!

Biggest of Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly ...

Hey Ya's!  Are you ready for Christmas?!!!  OooH it's right around the corner!  ;)

My little Bodhi said something the other night that made my heart skip a beat and almost sink .. he asked me, "Mommy, do you believe in Santa?"  I quickly responded, "Why yes!!!!! Of course Bodhi!  Why do you ask?"  

He told me that one of his classmates said that Santa is not real .. and that Santa is Mom's and Dad's .. sigh .. I almost had tears in my eyes.  Time has flown by .. wayyyy too quick .. this isn't happening already.

I asked him, "What did you say? Do you still believe in Santa?" .. and he said, "Mommy, I told him that Santa IS real!  And I do believe in Santa!"

My heart felt relieved .. but as I looked at Bodhi .. I thought .. "How is it that this innocence ends just way too quickly?  Why can't it last forever?"

So this Christmas .. I believe he will receive a most SPECIAL letter from Santa.  ;)

Well, it's time for the last Lovely Lili Challenge of the year from the Ribbon Girl ... and this one is soooo easy .. "Anything Goes"!  

I've used some beautiful goodies from the Ribbon Girl Store such as:

And instead of colouring an image, I've used a lovely Lili of the Valley Sentiment from "Set 75 Christmas Wishes"






As always, generous prizes to be won from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl ...




Thank you so much for visiting me and I'd love to hear from you!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, December 8, 2014

2 Christmas Cards ...

Hey Ya's!  Did you all have a beautiful weekend?  I hope you did!

The weeks are flying by .. and Christmas will be here before you know it.  I don't think I really realized just how near Christmas is .. and have turned into a slight bit of a "OMG!!!!!!" mode as it's just 2 1/2 weeks away!  :(   Every year, I keep reminding myself to get better prepared, but ... hmmmm .. unfortunately it just doesn't happen.  lol!

In the meantime, here are a couple cards that I've made ...



The beautiful checkered green/cream ribbon is from the lovely Live and Love Crafts!  :)



I wish you all a most beautiful day and thank you so much for visiting me!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful week and ready for the weekend!

Christmas is fast approaching, and wow wow wow .. can you believe the craft stores are already moving out of the Christmas decorations?!  Wait .. whaaaaat?!  I'm just beginning to play my Christmas songs .. and they're getting ready for the next season .. hahahaha!

I've been enjoying making Christmas cards and tags .. here's another one with a fluffy bird from Michaels ...





 I've also used some yummy goods from the beautiful Ribbon Girl Store such as:

I hope you all are enjoying your days and having a very safe holiday season!

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I'd love to hear from you!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise