Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Aloha Friday!

Hi everyone! The long weekend is here, woot woot! :D DH is off today and Monday, so we are looking forward to detailing the yard (stamping), just relaxing (stamping), grilling (stamping), and hanging out with the kiddos (stamping). teehee! As well as a few not so subtle hints as to what I want to do. ;)
To celebrate Memorial Day weekend I wanted to use my newest Anya from The Greeting Farm. She's soooo sweet! I was excited that Marie payed homage to Hawaiian culture, and she did a wonderful job. Hula dancers braid their hair the night (or nights) before a performance so it's all bushy and wavy. Her haku (garland of flowers around her head) is so pretty too so I wanted this card to be really bright and fun, just like home. :D

Here is a closer look at Anya:
Her coconut bra is flocked and I layered on her hula skirt to give it more sway. Anya is concentrating pretty hard, isn't she? haha!

I wish you all a safe and nice long weekend. I am paying tribute to my daddy who also spent time in the military. This month marks his 13th year since he left us but I am surrounded by his presence all the time, especially when I'm around my children. :D And speaking of, my sister and I joined Skype so now we call every morning on the computer and laugh hysterically while watching each other. It's such a great way for my mom to see her grandkids, and Izzy loves it when she plays peek-a-boo with him. Isn't technology amazing? :D Have a wonderful Friday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*

11 comments:

Chrissy's Creations said...

She's adorable. I love the beautiful vivid colors of her wreath. Fabulous card.

Liann said...

so u'i your anya...love her and her colors..have a great weekend....aloha

NinaB said...

Oh, Joni, this is so adorable. I am so glad I found your blog. You truly inspire. And thanks for your comments on my blog. I should add what you said about Grandma Cook, the kind of woman I want to be when I'm her age. And what did you mean small world about illustrating for TSG? Do you do that too? Which ones? I'd love to see. I have more sets coming up, one next week, through another company. I can't wait. Have a great long weekend.

CRYSTAL said...

Super cute card...love the coconyt trees. Makes me happy that people still embrace their culture.... I'm full Irish on my mom's side and I would love to know more about it... Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family...we will here TOO!!!

Anita Hovey said...

FABULOUS Card Joni! Great idea for the trees. I love that you Skype your mom...I want my parents to do that too, but they don't have a camera on their computer :(

PaperCrafty said...

Jones, your card is ADORABLE!!! I love how you made the palm trees behind her. Glad I was able to help out on your addiction and that she arrived. I got the envie yesterday~thanks for the images and little card!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is adorable Joni! I love the "coconuts"...hee hee. What an awesome tropical scene you created!

Cr8ive ME said...

love the card. and I know what you mean. other then this morning to run to the local scrapbook store I don't plan on doing anything but stamping away.

plus, Monday we get to go to my mil's. Which is the best because that means I get to play in her scrap room.

sugary hugs,
Mary

Carisa said...

That is super cute girl! It just totally brightened my day! Haha, I used to get on the video cam all the time with my parents when they lived in FL. It's an awesome way for the grandkids to be close to them if they are far away. And as soon as they moved out here, there was no awkward getting to know you phase b/c they already knew them so well over the computer! Love technology!

Martha said...

how cute!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!!!