Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's Your Birthday - Do the Hula!

Good Morning!

Coming on real quick today! My son was invited to a Hula Birthday Party at a neighbors. So I pulled out my beloved retired stamps that saw much use when I lived in Hawaii. I also found some papers in my stash that was purchased at a LSS when we lived there as well. It was just scraps, so I put to good use today.  Times like these always proves why we hoard and not get rid of those things we rarely use! :-))))

 I didn't have a lot of spare time, so I pulled some inspiration from the Mojo Monday Sketch this week. So here is my fun little card which is making me miss those warm sunny days with the beautiful trade winds. 
I started with a bright and sunny yellow card base adding my layers of fun tropical prints. I created a tag and antiqued my edges and stamped my vintage Hula Girl in Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored her in with Prisma Pencils and Mineral Spirits. A length of pink ric-rac trim was added to the top for a decorative touch and some natural raffia ribbon was looped through and tied in a bow. 

The sentiment is from Dandelion Designs (a company based in Hawaii) and a Hono (Turtle) image was stamped in kraft ink. 

Hopefully our little Hula Birthday girl likes it! 

I hope you have wonderful things planned for the weekend. We will be taking the short stack to an Open House at a Baseball Academy for food, fun, and baseball drills. He love loves loves baseball right now, so he is pretty excited. 

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch I flipped. 
 
I am also joining Paper Issues - Stamp On It!
Pixie's Crafty Work Shop - Snippets and scraps! :-)

I have to give a shout out to my friend Colleen who helped me get a better understanding of a photo program I have but I didn't know how to utilize. Still so much to learn....just need more hours in the day! 

Hugs and Blessings!
~Tammy~


20 comments:

Sasha said...

Your card is so bright and pretty, Tammy...it makes me so long for summer!! :) x

Bonnie said...

What a treat to see these hot summer colors, Tammy!

Kate said...

Hey Tammy. such a fun card :)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.
Kate xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Love that hula girl. Adorable card!

Paper Profusion said...

Love your hula stamp Tammy. Nicola x

Karen B. said...

Awesome card, makes me smile!

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy - what a great card! Love the image.

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Tammy!! I love the design!! Oh, it makes me want summer back :/ The hula image is fabulous!! I love it!! Happy Saturday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annette said...

pretty card...love all the bright colors and fun image..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

FABULOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the hula girl!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

She is so awesome, Tammy! Great take on the sketch. I LOVE the patterned paper mix--it's super fun! The raffia is a brilliant touch.

Bernie said...

Fantasic card Tammy! Makes me homesick. :)
Hugs
Bernie

Martha H. said...

Your card made me smile! Love the bright colors~

Sue Lelli said...

Hey Tammy ~ Miss hula girl from Hawaii! LOVE the bright colors and your card design! Really CUTE!

Debbie said...

Cute card! makes me want to go somewhere warm lol

Jessi Fogan said...

Yep, never throw anything away! Ever.
I love every little bit about your card :) And a hula party? Sounds like crazy fun!

sandi said...

This is just soooooooooooooooooo sweet! Love it!

Sherrie K. said...

What a bright, sunny and FUN card!!! The image is awesome and love the ric rac & raffia!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Benzi said...

That is a really fun birthday card. Love it! Colleen does do a beautiful job with her photography, no doubt about that.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Audrey Pettit said...

Awwww.......this is just too, too cute! How fortuitous that you had those paper scraps and old stamp in your stash, Tammy! I bet the little hula birthday girl LOVED this!