09 March 2010


It's Hula Week over at InStyle Stamps! We are celebrating all things island-y, and today I'm showing off little Miss Leila. How sweet is she?? I chose to give her a girlie-tropical theme because I just can't ever get enough pink :) My absolute favorite thing about my card? The mat layer for my nestie -- know what it is???? It's a piece cut out from an Ikea window shade. I just *knew* it would come in handy one day!! The whole shade cost like $5 and it is huge. I'm feeling so thrifty!

I colored Leila with Copics, added a bit of bling to the flower in her hair and to some of the flowers on my dp, and left this alone. I know I use this sketch, and close variations of it, all the time -- but it is just such a great layout! Be sure to stop by the InStyle Stamps blog to see what else is going on today. There are lots of amazing samples to see!

Here is the line-up for the rest of the week:

Monday: Island Sun
Tuesday: Leila
Wednesday: Top and Bottom Floral Frame
Thursday: Ariel
Friday: Borderless Floral Frame
Saturday: Floral Frame

Saturday will be the big day for the 2 different give-aways! One will be this prize, for the Favorite Photo Contest. Do you have a fantastic island photo? Then we'd love to see it. You could be entered into our fabulous photo contest. The winner will be voted on by our readers and announced on Saturday, March 13th. And look at all these goodies! It's a fabulous prize!

Here's what you could win-

*One (1) Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
*One (1) Lil Davis Designs Sunset Red Glitter Glaze
*One (1) Lil Davis Designs Shamrock Green Glitter Glaze
*One (1) K&Company Studio K Alphabet Grand Adhesions
*One (1) Stickopotamus Scrap in a Snap Flower Power Stickers
*One (1) Ek Success Vellum Flower Sticker set
*One (1) Black Ink Handmade Paper Note set with 10 sheets of paper and 5 Envelopes
*One (1) The Paper Loft Well Worn Stamped Words
*One (1) Ek Success Chatterbox Journaling & Embossing Template-Teenie Genie
*One (1) Colorbok Sticky Stitches Alphabet (64 stitched letters)
*One (1) Bazzill Basics Just the Edge Cardstock Strips (20 pcs)
*One (1) Lang Espresso 60 sheet List Note pad (magnetic)
*One (1) Cloud9 Design Cardstock Tab Stickers (14 pcs)
*One (1) My Mind's Eye Family Roots Mini Frames
*One (1) My Mind's Eye Family Roots Accessories
*One (1) Colorbok Baby Girl Mini Scrapbook Kit (over 140 pcs)
*One (1) Ek Success Disney Enchanted Tales Snow White Dimensional Sticker Set (9 pcs)
*One (1) Colorbok Kolette Baby Girl Fabric Tags (4 pcs)
*One (1) JoAnn Craft Essentials Adhesive Gem Flowers (4 pcs)
*One (1) JoAnn Scrap Essentials Shaped Epoxy Bubbles (28 pcs)
*One (1) Creative Imaginations Sports Epoxy Stickers (16 pcs)
*One (1) Acts of Kindness Matteboard Stickers and Rub On Set
*One (1) Heidi Grace Alpha's & Symbols Punchboard Set Daydreamer (89 pcs)
*One (1) Heidi Grace Alpha's & Symbols Punchboard Set We Are Family (89 pcs)
*One (1) Heidi Grace Journal Prompts Punchboard Set We are Family (99 pcs)
*One (1) pack assorted ribbon
*One (1) InStyle Stamps Myron
*One (1) InStyle Stamps Whimsy Tree
*One (1) Bo Bunny I Candy Brands - Hang Loose (24 pcs)
*One (1) Bo Bunny Assorted Buttons
*One (1) Dew Drop Versa Magic Perfect Plumeria
*One (1) Dew Drop Versa Magic Niagra Mist
*One (1) Dew Drop Versa Magic Hint of Pesto
*One (1) Copic Ciao W3
*One (1) Copic Sketch E29
*One (1) Copic Sketch RV99
*One (1) Copic Sketch BG34
*One (1) Copic Sketch Y17
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Lemon
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Orange
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Turquoise

That is a lot of good stuff! Those Copics alone are enough to make any paper crafter drool.

And the next prize of the 6 digital images previewed and showcased here will be given to not 1, but 6 lucky people that posted a comment on all 6 days. So everyone has a chance to win. Post your comments over on the InStyle Stamps Blog each day to be entered!!

  • Cardstock/Paper: SU Pirouette Pink, Prismatics White
  • Stamps: Leila
  • Ink: printer
  • Tools & Accessories: nesties, paper piercer, bling, white gel pen, window shade


Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous layout, and I just love the dimension from the layering! Beautiful card. :)

Pretty-In-Ink said...

so cute! love your cool mat cut out! xx

Tiffany said...

This is such a wonderful card Taylor, very tropical and very Hawaiian and I love her hula colors, love that window shade piece, very effective look for this card!

Robin McK said...

Awesome card - love that Ikea window shade!!!

Kimme said...

Great idea to use the shade. Love it!

Janelle said...

You are too thrifty! A girl after my own heart. LOL

Leila is a doll on this card and I love your coloring!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...that is too cute, Taylor!! Your mat layer is so perfect for your sweet hula girl!! Love it!!