Aloha! Welcome to our Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop!
You arrived here from BJ Peters blog. I just love her work!
This blog hop was created to celebrate our achievement for earning the Grand Vacation. I have been a demonstrator for 9 years, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to take amazing vacations with some really wonderful people!
My husband Brian has always said that it's too bad that more people don't have the opportunity to experience a trip with Stampin' Up because they would try for it every single year. I couldn't agree more. It's more than just a vacation. It's time spent with amazing people that I appreciate and value. Over the years, many of them have become like my family. I am inspired by them and totally grateful. When I go on vacation, although I'll be on a trip somewhere crazy-awesome, I always seem to turn around and know the people sitting beside me. That is such a blessing and comfort. Not to mention the countless stories of people helping each other out.
"Oh your a demonstrator, can you hold my purse?"
We've been lucky enough to travel to some pretty exotic locations and this one is no exception.
With all of that, being on a blog hop with all of them...
No pressure, right?
Let's just say that I made this cute bookmark and box first, and decided to make another Hawaii themed project before deciding which one to post. Then, just went for it. So, I'm going to share both of them. This time of year, I always try to do something with my clubs to thank them for their friendship and business. We will be making three projects this month, including these two.
To start, how about a pretty bookmark for the plane? With about 12 hours of plane time to look forward to, I will be catching up on the reading I've been putting off forever.
- Whisper White
- Hello Honey
- Mossy Meadow
- Blackberry Bliss
I just ran them through my big shot (all at the same time, one swipe) with the Flower Frenzy BigzL die. (133728)
When it came out of the big shot, i just crumpled up all the layers, grabbed a bone folder and started manipulating the leaves with my fingers. The crunchier you can get the layers, the prettier it looks (like in real life).
In between the layers, I attached some with Stampin Dimensionals (for height), and some with fast fuse (flat). To attach the ribbon, used fast fuse, then put paper in between and fused the paper layers together so it wouldn't come apart. About 6 of the layers went together with dimensionals, I just put them in intermittently and didn't spend too much time making it perfect.
Next, I pulled some of the leaves apart and used some liquid glue to adhere them in between the layers.
When I finished making my bookmark I had a ton of layers left over, and wanted to make this into a gift item.
I grabbed my window boxes (note**these are on the retirement list that released yesterday), and stamped the side with the Bordering Blooms Stamp Set. I did that before I put the box together, and stamped it right across the seam on the side of the box.
I love how it was instantly decorated. I stamped it twice and added a flower, and it is so pretty! (happy dance).
I also wanted to make a card. It started out as a "matching" project, and now, not so much. I still love it and wanted to share it with you! I have tiki lights hanging in my studio that have Hawaiian Hibiscus Flowers on it. Here's what I came up with . I did something I rarely do and used 3 different stamp sets on this card. It was about making the flowers...
124207 Flower Patch
126447 Summer Silhouettes
134300 Blessed By God
I started by stamping the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss. I used Rich Razzleberry Ink to stamp the base of my flower, and added the dark center with Blackberry Bliss, I added the long stem to make my own hibiscus flower. Finally, I added the cute flower images in the background with Lost Lagoon Ink. They remind me of the flowers you blow to make a wish!
Next stop on the hop is my friend Georgia Giguere. I can't wait to see her project!
Blog Hop List
1. Brian King
2. Louise Sharp
6. BJ Peters
10. Simone Bartrum
11. Dawn Griffith
12. Marelle Taylor
13. Dena Rekow
14. Connie Stewart
15. Alisa Tilsner
16. Tami White
17. Renee Kohnke
18. Bec Ross
19. Ann Craig
20. Vanessa Webb
21. Sandi MacIver
22. Sharon Armstrong
23. Barb Mullikin
24. Connie Babbert
25. Alison Solven
26. Betty Button
27. Lisa Curcio
28. Krista Frattin
29. Kim Gavarra
30. Jacque Williams
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