Friday, July 31, 2015

Sea Star ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing very well!

Can you believe August is a day away?  sigh .. I certainly can't.  Time really does fly away from us doesn't it?

I made a beach card the other week with some Graphic 45 papers ...






The cut outs are from K & Company which I found at my local JoAnn's store.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer days so far .. before you know it .. we'll be heading right into Autumn.

Thank you so much for visiting me and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Magic Happens ...

Hey Ya's!  Are you all enjoying you Summer so far?  I hope so!

In the midst of all the hot temperatures .. we had a thunderstorm and hail to bring in some cooler temperatures last week.  Oh what a nice relief that was!  But that was short lived .. as we are now in the 100's once again.  blaugh .. ;)

I finally made a card using a beautiful image called "Flower Ballerina" by Aurora Wings.  Aren't ballerina dancers so graceful?  sigh .. when they dance .. it's like magic right?  Seems like they just float on air .. I love them ..








Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate it and I wish you a most wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Toy Shop ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a lovely week!

Well, I am surprisingly back for another post .. whaaaat?!  Yup!  I know right?!  hehe!  Well, this is kind of a cheater .. I started working on this a couple months ago, and put it to the side until I was a bit more motivated.  I finally dug it back out and completed it last week .. and here it is .. a 12 x 12 layout.

Seriously, even as adults .. don't you still love going into toy stores?  :)  I sure do .. and I swear I have just as much fun as my little Bodhi looking at everything!  hehe!









I hope you're all enjoying your Summer days and having fun!  Thank you so much for visiting me .. I so appreciate it!  And I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the Beach ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all are doing very well and enjoying your days!

It is so hot here .. we've already reached up to 114 degrees Fahrenheit .. ugh!  And it's times like these that I wish we had a pool in our own back yard or wish we were back home in Hawaii for a visit!  ;)

A couple months or so ago, I fell in love with Graphic 45 things.  I mean, I've ALWAYS loved G45, but this time I fell hard.  Like .. super hard where I felt like I wanted every single piece of product that they have.  LOL!  What's new about being a crafter right?!  

So one of the papers that I bought was the "By the Sea" collection and here's a couple things I played with for the very first time with Graphic 45:

My very first was this tag which I had fun making:



And then this card:




I have grown to love fussy cutting .. thank you ladies for inspiring me!

There's just something about G45 that makes everything feel so ..... beautifully vintage.  I know this is not my "normal" style .. but gosh ..  thank you so much to the lovely and talented girls Arlene and Tanya for having me fall in love with G45!!!

And thank YOU for visiting my blog ... I wish you a most wonderful day!!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, June 15, 2015

Memory Lane ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing very well and had a lovely weekend!

My Bodhi has started his summer vacation a week and a half ago .. so we've been hanging out and having more time to do things together .. which is always so nice.  He's enjoying not having to get up so early in the mornings .. hehe .. and truthfully .. I'm happy about that too.  ;)

Well, here's a card I did recently:







Hope you're all staying nice and cool wherever you are!  :)

Thank you for visiting me .. I appreciate your visits!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Friends Make the Sun Shine Brighter ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all doing very well and enjoying your week so far!

Bodhi will be out for the Summer in a couple of days .. and he is thrilled!  Seems like each school year goes faster and faster and I've already told my husband that I will be moving out and following Bodhi to whatever college he chooses when he graduates in 10 years.  hahahaha!  ;)  So yes .. my husband is informed way in advance.  lol!  I'm kidding!!!  .. or am I?  ;)

Anywayyyyyy .. I've finally finished a Summer beach card that had been sitting for awhile on my desk .. *deep breath in and a big exhale out* .. hehe ...


That lovely wooden heart is from Live and Love Crafts store:





Coloured With: Prisma Pencils and Distress Reinkers

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

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sweetheart ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week filled with lots of sunshine!

I finished a card last week and have given a try with some fussy cutting.  Oh my goodness .. I see a lot of you ladies do that cutting ... and I'm absolutely awed by your work!  Soooooo .. I had gotten out some of my papers that had flowers on them, and decided to try it .. hehe!  It was actually quite fun!  Thank you ladies for inspiring me!









I put lots of stickles on the fussy cuts, and added in some crystal gems with the flowers.

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

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, May 15, 2015

Daydreaming of You ...

Hey Ya's!  Are you ready for the weekend?  :)

The weather here has been up and down .. hot then cool, hot then cool.  hmmmm ... but we have been enjoying the roses that has been blooming in our back yard.  I mentioned to one of my friends that I don't have the green thumb to plant anything .. but I am very capable of cutting the flowers to place into vases.  ;)  hehehe!  I'll show you a photo at the end of my post of some we picked a couple weeks ago.

I recently made a card with an Elisabeth Bell image, I think she is called "Daisy".  She was one of the first stamps I bought back in 2009 and I still love her!  I've been trying to colour up images that I've still not played with .. but saw this one as I was looking through my things and had to ink her again.  :)  She's coloured with Distress Reinkers, some Prisma Pencils and Watercolors.










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

Wishing you all a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sending Kisses ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day!!!

Every Mother's Day for the past few years .. my hubby will let Bodhi choose a card for me.  And it never fails .. but Bodhi chooses the most PERFECT cards.  It hits my heart and fills me with love .. but this year .. Bodhi's card literally made me cry.  Flat out tears streaming down my cheeks as I opened it to read such beautiful words .. but the card also played the song, "You are my Sunshine".   omword .. every time I hear that song I get so choked up!!!

It makes me think of ... childhood, of purity, of days when grasshoppers and worms were things to look forward to in my backyard as a kid, of singing it to my parents, of love and special friendships.  Makes me think of my Bodhi being born, of how much I love him and how much happiness he brings to my life .. just so many memories and emotions all bundled up in a song.

Annnnnnyway .. lol!  I made a card using a Mo Manning image called "Kissy" that I've had for some time and finally coloured her up.  She makes me smile!  And that pink lace behind is from the lovely Ribbon Girl Store. :)





Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly do appreciate it!  I'll see you again soon!

Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Perfect Day ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a most BEAUTIFUL weekend!

Bodhi's counting down the last weeks of school .. only one more month to go and it's Summer vacation for him once again.  Can you believe it?!  Is it just me or are the days going faster and faster?!  sigh ... can someone help me invent a time machine so we can start over from the day we want over and over again?  LOL!

Well, I've made a card last week and here it is:








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

Wishing all of you a most wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise