Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Luau Thanks

"It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr."                                                              
                                                                     -----------Lewis Carroll

Hi, Friends.......

I already wanted to make a card for the MFP Inspiration Challenge - Food for the Luau, but when I was also asked to make a Thank You card for our wonderful Vacation Bible School director I thought I could perhaps combine these two tasks.  Since our VBS was tropical beach theme, the luau idea worked!!! Yay!!!  

Here's one of the inspiration photos.  I didn't really go with a food theme, obviously, but I did love the pretty tropical flower shapes on this luau food tray. 

So here's the card I came up with.  Take a look at the festive gathered crepe paper ruffle.  Isn't that totally fun???  This is the first time I've used it, but  it reminded me of leis and grass skirts, etc.  :)  It was part of a lovely prize from Glitz (Thanks, Glitz!!!)                        
Other supplies I used include:  K&Co. Citrus Bliss, Coredinations cardstock, Lil' Inker Rainbows and Clouds sentiment stamps, and some adorable Hero Arts Flower Sequins
Here's a close-up of my little Thank You tag.  I used a Serenades variegated green ink pad and sparkly embossing powder from my stash for the sentiment.

I just love how this turned out!!! I have a thank you to Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise for some sweet blog candy I received as a prize this week.  (THANKS, Sami!!!)  Did you know that she has a giveaway each week???  You should visit her blog to find out more!!  Of course, she is so excited about being pregnant that you never know what you might find on her blog.  :)  So happy for her!!!  Here's a picture of what I received:

Fun blog candy from Scrapmaster's Paradise!  Yay!!!!

Now for the fun part..........NEW FOLLOWERS!!!!!  Wow.....I have 5 new members to welcome.  That makes am very excited.  Several of these are because of Darnell's shout-out.  Thanks, Darnell!!!

1.  Irish Cherokee -- You really have to visit Jim's blog, Love the Details, to see what an amazing artist he is.  Also, he has this alter-ego side-kick he calls Cherokee that makes occasional (and hilarious) comments on some of the blog posts.  Always entertaining!!  Thanks, Irish Cherokee, for your consistent witness and for sharing your inspired artwork!!!  Also, thanks for your support by becoming a follower here.  This ginormous smile is for you!!!


2. Linda Harris -- Her blog, Such is Life!, is full of her amazing projects which cover papercrafting and stitching!! There is even a sweet post currently of a darling grandkid!! Thanks for becoming a follower, Linda!! This ginormous new-follower smile is for you!!!!


3. Verna Angerhofer -- Be sure to visit Verna's blog, VA's Creative Clutter, to see her new grandbaby!! She also has some wonderful cards!!!! Verna is a farm-girl, too. Love that! Thanks so much for becoming a new follower. This ginormous smile is for you!!


4. Sharyn Polesel -- You will for sure want to visit Sharyn's blog, My Crafty Place, to see her fabulous cards. She really has a way with color and die cuts. Her projects are a feast for the eyes!!! I can only hope to someday make things this beautiful! Thank you for becoming a follower, Sharyn. This ginormous smile is for you!!!!


5. Theresa125 -- I am having trouble locating info on you, Theresa, but I would love to introduce you better. Email me or post a comment with your blog info or other site url and I will do another intro for you! Thanks so much for becoming a follower!!!! This ginormous smile is all yours!!!!


Wait.........did I just get another follower while I was posting all these??????? Woo-hoo....that's 37!!!

6. Shartl -- Welcome to another one of my pals in the MFP challenges!!! Please visit her flickr page to see her lovely cards!!! It seems that somewhere I saw your name was Shannon, but maybe that was in a dream! Ha. Do you have a blog???? Maybe I am suffering from grandma-brain and have seen it. Anyway, let me know and I will give another shout-out for it. Thanks for becoming my newest follower!!! Here's your ginormous smile!!!!


Thanks so much EACH of you for your support!!! LOVE all your comments and love seeing what you are creating, too!

Have a lovely day!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:
1. MFP Inspiration Challenge #72 - Food for the Luau 


Irish Cherokee said...

Very creative and fun card Janis. You do not see crepe paper much. Shame. it looks great on your card.


Davi said...

Love the fun tropical colors and the ruffled crepe paper! A great card :)

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your cute card and the crepe paper looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

nwilliams6 said...

I love Jim's blog too - he is so creative and fun. Your card is a wonderful thank you card and works perfect for the occasion. So glad you shared it with us in the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge and I am so sorry that I am late commenting! Hugz!

Janis said...

Thank you, Jim!! You're right abt not seeing much crepe paper used. Perhaps that's why this has sat unused in my stash for these months! Glad I had an opportunity to use it.


Janis said...

Thanks, Davi! I couldn't resist those colors. :)


Janis said...

Thanks so very much!! The crepe paper was a lot of fun to try out for this challenge!!!


Janis said...

Isn't Jim's blog just so much fun?!!!

Thank you for your kind words. I love your comments any old time. I still haven't caught up on commenting for the last two challenges I entered!!! I know it is not required, but I still like to do it for all the MFP challenges I participate in. Makes it seem more like a little family. :)