Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thinking of You ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're having a beautiful week so far .. getting ready for the weekend soon!  :)

My little man Bodhi will be on his Easter Break next week .. so we're looking forward to spending a lot of time just doing what we feel like doing.  ;)

I got to making a card using another Jeremiah Ketner's images that you can find here in his shop.  For some reason, I don't see this particular image available in his shop anymore .. I'm not sure why.  Hmmmmm .....  but I am glad I got her before he decided to remove her.

I've also used some goodies from the lovely Ribbon Girl store such as:





Thank you so much for visiting me and I wish you a most wonderful day!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy Easter and a Challenge ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a beautiful weekend!

Well, I have been asked by the gorgeous Tanya to be a guest on her blog for Easter .. and of course how could I resist?!  I was over the moon happy to accept and truly honoured that she had asked me!  Thank you SO very much Tanya!!!  I'm sure you know who she is .. she's so very talented and does incredibly AMAZING work that I am crazy about .. she does absolute MAGIC with her creations!

She is having an Easter Challenge .. and I'd love for you to hop (hehehe!  Get it?!  "hop" .. like a bunny?!  Oh I crack myself up sometimes!  lol!) over and join in on the fun!  Click HERE to arrive at the challenge ... and click HERE to arrive at the beginning of her BEAUTIFUL blog!

Here's my Easter card:




And here's Tanya's beyond GORGEOUS Easter creations .. sigh .. I LOVE them!!!




There are prizes to be won also from The Magic Box:


such as:
   

and an additional prize for those who do both trading cards 
certificate of training in one of the courses of the portal Craft

I do hope you'll join in .. it's always fun!  Click here to go!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate it!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wish ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!

Well, my family has just left .. and it is rather lonely without them.  :(  As always .. the visits are never long enough .. and lots of tears are shed when they leave.  Bodhi had a very nice surprise ... and once again he screamed with such delight as my family came out of their hiding spot.  lol!  My family comes up with such clever surprises .. this time they told Bodhi they would be testing the Time Machine my Dad had been "working on".  ;)  hehehehe ...

Anyway, it is time for a new Ribbon Girl Challenge, and there is a big change .. the Lovely Lili's challenge has now been changed to Everything Goes with Any Image.  You can use ANY image you'd like, and make any kind of project you like for the theme we have announced.  Easy peasy and fun!!!  So this week, the theme is "Birthday".

I've used a Leanne Ellis Santoro image called "Butterfly" that I've had for over a year now .. and finally inked her up.  Then decorated this card with some yummy Ribbon Girl goodies such as:



I do hope you'll come over and join in on the fun at the Ribbon Girl Everything Goes!

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate it!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dream Garden ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

Well, I've attempted something new and finally finished it.  I made "somewhat" of an album .. but not quite a full album.  I decorated the entire outside with materials and lace .. I had a totally different idea in mind .. but of course did not turn out how intended.  hehe.

Then the inside is mainly papers and lots of pull out tags for journaling and such ...





Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate it and I would love to hear from you!  :)

Wishing you all a most WONDERFUL day!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, February 23, 2015

Still Here ... Life is Good!

Hello Ya's!  Hope you're all doing very very well!

I've been taking it sooooo easy and not having a care in the world! ;) hehehhe~  But came across this image and could not resist!!!  

Plus my family will be arriving here in town this week .. woot woot .. can't wait! Planning for another fun surprise for my Bodhi .. he has no idea that they're coming to town! ;)  hehehehehe!  I love these surprises ... it's so fun to plan!  ;)

Anyway, here's an image that I loved from Jeremiah Ketner!  After months of not colouring, I got excited from this image and wheels are turning in my mind for something different .. hehe ...




Coloured with Distress Inks, Prisma Pencils and Watercolors

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

Big Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Just For You ...

Hey Ya's!  I hope you're all having a beautiful weekend!

It is time again for another Lovely Lili Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl!  And the challenge is "Use a Charm" .. eeeeeeasy!  ;)  But of  course you have to use something from LOTV such as an image, artpad images, sentiments or papers too.  So come and join us!

I'm so lucky to use some goodies from the gorgeous Ribbon Girl Store such as:

And I've used a few LOTV stamps from the vintage sets that I truly love:  






Here are the lovely prizes to be won:






Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit me .. it truly makes me happy!  See you again soon!  And wishing you all a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paris Blooms ...

Hey Ya's!  It's been awhile .. hope you are all doing very well and enjoying your days!

It seems that the warm days are arriving quickly here in town .. and our rose bushes are already showing signs of new growth!  Can you believe that?!  

Well, I've made another card using some Maja papers that were sent by a sweet overseas friend .. thank you so much .. I really LOVE them dear!!!  It was tough to cut into .. but this year I've decided to try my best not to keep goodies tucked away.  :)  hehe!






Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me .. I really do appreciate it!  I'd love to hear from you!  See you again soon!

Wishing you a most WONDERFUL day!

Hugs,
Elise

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