Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tropical Paradise!!

Good morning everyone! Hope you've had a good weekend so far. I'm feeling somewhat better today, just a little tired I guess. We have a funeral to go to later today, so I'm taking it easy until then. I'm feeling a little sad that summer is coming to an end too. Back to school routines for kids, evening activities and cold weather to look forward to---I just love the slower pace of summer and of course the warm weather. Me and winter do not get along--lol!

This card reminds me where I will be "wishing" I am come wintertime for sure! I have yet to get to Hawaii, but Maui is in the top 3 vacation places I'd like to go (Italy first, Maui second, Australia third). I might get there one day, but you know how I have a severe fear of flying--and all of these places are a long ways away from VA--I will definitely need meds for those flights :) Anywhoo, onto the card--

This Tilda goes by many names I think, "Hawaiian Tilda" and "Hula Tilda", but whatever, I just love her! The palm tree/beach stamp is from Magnolia too (I made the "sea" myself) cuz' I love the ocean. If you'd like to get some of these Magnolias you can contact Diana Crick directly for ordering info at . BTW, I got a sneak peek at her new online shop that's coming called Magnolia-licious and it is PRETTY COOL--cannot wait, it will be finished soon, so stay tuned!!!

Ok, I stamped the images, colored them with Copics and cut lil' Tilda out. I colored Tilda a little darker than usual because I wanted her to look sun-kissed. And this sounds gross, but I actually cut her legs off (believe it or not, I actually felt bad--lol--me crazy I know) so that I could cut her grass skirt and fray it for texture. Then I "reattached" her legs with tape--all done by Dr. Suzanne (hee, hee). The tropical flowers are from Inque Boutique's "Cabana" stamp set that I stamped w/ SU inks and cut out, added Doodlebug glitter brads to the center and popped up w/ dimensionals. I stamped an extra palm tree so that I could cut out the top leaves to layer with the flowers. WARNING--LOTSA STICKLES AHEAD!! (I am in a crazy mood--me thinks I had too much rest)!! I loaded everything up with diamond stickles for lotsa sparkle. The dp is from SEI "dill blossom" line. I cocked the "scene" to the side, because I wanted it to look kinda like a vintage, travel postcard behind her. I also liked the dimension of having Tilda standing outside of the scene. The sentiment is from PTI's "Mailbox Greetings", and I used my oval nesties to cut the oval layers out. The last picture gives you an idea of the layering and dimension on this card--sometimes its hard to tell in a picture, so I took this from the side to show you.

Well, I hope you liked my lil' "Hula" Girl today. Have a great Sunday! Till then...
PS--If you like me, love me or just wanna vote for me (lol)--head on over to the JustRite Stampers blog thru Tuesday evening. I made it to the top 6 for my teacher notecards & box (see a few posts below) and you can vote for me on their blog. I appreciate it so much if you do!!


  1. Gorgeous card!
    Love all the summer colours you have used. Great to still see summer cards.
    Like you I am not looking forward to the winter, especially as we have'nt had a summer over here.
    Like one day.
    kim x

  2. Too cute, love the colors and the layering!

  3. Love the summer feel to the card even though summer is coming to an end. I wish I was in Hawaii instead I'm going back to work tomorrow after a week off (Boo) there are always other places I rather be then work. LOL! Love you card. You make the cutest cards. I love all the detail you put into the cards

  4. Amazing work as usual! I love stopping to see your wonderful creations! This makes me want to go to the beach!
    Hugs~ Kim
    PS - I have a surprise on my blog for you!

  5. This Tilda is AMAZING! I think if I closed my eyes "I could be there in Hawwaii!" Beautiful!

  6. Waw... this is splendid card!!
    I love tilda!
    you have coloured it perfectly.
    Great work!
    Hugs, mumur

  7. Love this cute card and all the sparkle! Funny how you cut her legs, turned out great. :)

  8. My goodness! I am JUST speechless!! This has got to be one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!! AMAzing!! must go order :)


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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