Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii Featured Aloha Blogger

Hello Friends! Hey, this shaker card is my first assignment for Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii! Every other week, Stamp n' Scrap features a blogger and this week's "Featured Aloha Blogger" is Enjoli of "Stampin Under the Sun"! Enjoli is one talented lady, I tell ya'. The Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii DT's assignment was to CASE a card or project that Enjoli created and I chose a shaker card on her blog.

I haven't created a shaker card for a long time so this card was so much fun to create! Rather than using beads for the filling, I decided to use punched flowers and primas instead. I thought it would be fun to add them instead. They don't shake but they do move a little bit! LOL! I decided to use an image by Two Scoops Rice Design called "Garden Fairy Set". The images in the set are so cute.

Stop by Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii and check out the fabulous cards and projects that the rest of the DT created.

Yesterday I talked about starting my exercise regimen. The salsa work out is actually quite easy to follow and it is quite fun and this is coming from a person who hates to exercise so believe me when I say it's fun. LOL!

Because I want to learn the steps, I'm more motivated to stick it out. I hate doing aerobics. . .I find them boring so doing a "dance" workout is much more fun. I also bought a "hip hop" one. . .LOL! I'll work on the salsa one until I get good at it then move on to the hip hop one.

Do I have a goal. . .well, my short term goal is to lose 10 pounds by the end of September. I'm trying to be realistic. My other goal is to be able to walk 5 miles at a steady pace without croaking over . . .I'm giving myself until December to accomplish this goal.

Although I've always wanted to travel through Europe, this trip is actually my husband's dream trip. He has traveled all over the world while he was still in the Navy but he has never traveled Europe. He is spending a lot of money on this trip. I don't want to be a stumbling block during the trip and we'll have to limit the trip because I can't handle the long walks we'll have to take or he has to wait around for me while I sit on the side and rest. . . .all the time! LOL!

The funny thing about trips is that I tend to lose weight when I go on a vacation. Most people gain weight. Although we eat a lot while on a vacation, we tend to be more active so I have a feeling I'll lose weight when we're in Europe. LOL!

My long term goal is to make exercise a part of my life. . . .to actually like it and to become a healthier person in the process. We'll see. . .I can never stick it out but maybe this time around, it'll actually happen.

Anyway. . .I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Two Scoops Rice Design Garden Fairy
Paper: K&Co and DCWV designer paper, SU Buckaroo Blue, Only Orange
Ink: Copic Markers, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: Marvy flower punch, prima flowers, SU Large oval punch, Nestabilities, Fiskar scallop scissors, organdy ribbon


Ali said...

Hi Maria! I love this card, the colors are great! Your little Garden Fairy is so cute and colored so beautifully! Aren't those images great?

Thank you for your sweet words about my projects..I'm so glad you've joined us on this journey!
Best of luck to you on learning those Salsa steps!

Rleen said...

Aloha Maria,
Hope you doing great! Your card is fabulous, I love the beautiful image and your coloring is always the best. TFS!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous card Maria!! Love the blue and orange combo and the fillings are a cute idea. Great job!

Linda said...

Hi Maria ~ great card! Love how you used flowers instead of beads in the shaker! The color combo is awesome! Glad to hear you've set goals for yourself and it sounds like you're on the way to meeting them! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Maria, love the cute image and the papers and lo are just beautiful. Hope you have a great Sunday. Hugs Nikki x

Ila said...

What a Gorgeous shaker card!!...using flowers to fill the shaker is just Fabulous!!...the colors, sweet image...and your coloring is Amazing!!...Sounds like a good exercise plan...and Oh that trip sounds Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

Unknown said...

Gorgeous and clever card Maria!
I admire you for sticking to your goals. I wish I could!
Viv xx

Karen W said...

Wonderful card and good luck with the new lifestyle, I also need to do that. Too much walking in Vegas and ended up with my back out big time so you have the right idea!!! Get in shape now and have a wonderful trip, gotta love these Navy guys, mines retired from there also.

Cami said...

Love this card with the Garden Fairy and how you used flowers instead of beads...great new twist on shaker cards. Your coloring is just beautiful and those DPs are beautiful with the rich colors. Keep up with your exercise regimen and I know you'll succeed! Have a wonderful weekend! Cami

Lisa Foster said...

How Fabulous! LOVE all the deets!!! As always your coloring is PERFECT! Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Maria. Don't be so harsh on yourself with your Europe Stamina. Try to be consistant with your exercise but you should do okay. My husband and I took a 2-week tour through Italy several years ago. Yes, there was a lot of walking, hill climbing, etc. but there were so many beautiful views that stopping to enjoy them was popular. I not only enjoyed the views but also took the opportunity to catch my breath!

CreativeMish said...

What an adorable card! Best of luck on your fitness adventure!

Christine said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful little stamp. I love all of the bright colors and layers of paper.
I'll be cheering you on as you continue to do more and more in your exercise routine. You can do it Maria. Just stick with it. We will keep cheering you on. I am going to start on one too. I have lost a little weight lately but now it is time to firm up and walking the hills in my neighborhood will definitely help.

Norine said...

another pretty card love those colors as usual

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Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

This card is so sweet! The colors are all so perfect! I love the coloring on your image - it's just too cute!
TFS :*) margie

Rina said...

gorgeous colors and layout Maria. I love your work, always. I too agree with Ali, I'm happy you joined us on this SSH journey.'ll do just fine on your Europe trip. My family and I are about ready for another one and yes, it's a very costly vacation but then again, the memories built, are priceless.

Jodi said...

Very cute and sweet image, I love the layout you used for this card too!!
Jodi =)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh...this card is beautiful! Love the layout and colours. Sweet image and sentiment.

Sunny reagrds, Renata said...

This is gorjus! - I'm loving those fabulous colours ;)

Kyoko said...

Hi Maria! Your shaker card came out super cute and I'm so happy that you arpart of the DT!

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