I'm back! One last intro for this release... meet Haruyo! Haruyo is named after my aunt who was born in the spring, so I'm guessing that's why part of her name is "Haru" or spring in Japanese. Anyway, I thought it was fitting since she is holding wisteria, which often blooms in the late spring.
Wisteria flowers are so pretty! I just love how they hang down from the trees! I fell in love with this flower after I saw these photos.... I never knew how beautiful these blooms could be! Dang! Japan just has everything that I love! Visiting the Wisteria Tunnel in Japan is definitely on my bucket list!
Ok, so by now you know about my You Tube addiction right? Well, my friend and guest DT member, Linda of lfundoo on You Tube is partially responsible for my addiction. She turns me on to all kinds of crafty goodness. So while checking out her channel, she posted a video on her entry to the My Scrap Room challenge. Now I am a member of My Scrap Room too, but I'm too chicken to join the swaps or challenges. If you aren't a member yet, go check it out here! I think Gina runs the site and hosts challenges and swaps.
One of Gina's challenges was to make a desk organizer. She has a tutorial on how to make the boxes here... And you can see Linda's Hello Kitty version here...
So of course I had to give it a go and put my Sister Stamps twist on it.. Here's what I ended up with...
OK I know it's not using typical asian colors or papers, but I really wanted to use my new Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pack from Linda! Thanks girl! I love it!
Since the colors in this collection are soft, I decided to color up Haruyo using my favorite purples. S he matches nicely since she's carrying a wisteria stem. Doesn't that match in the Secret Garden?
I decided to go with only 8 boxes. It was very easy to make! I trimmed down the front row of boxes so that they were different sized. After I taped them all together, I binded them using lace trim around the edge. I think it gave it a more finished look. Then I added some flat back pearl trim over the lace and then went to town using prima, wild orchid crafts and i am roses flowers. Also used a couple of prima butterflies on the front and back. Here's a shot of the back of the organizer.
I hope you give it a try! If you do, please let me know either by leaving a comment here or on facebook. I'd love to check out your creation!
So earlier I told you about one thing on my bucket list right? Well, if you want a chance to win Haruyo, just do the following:
1. Leave a comment on THIS POST by 04/30/13 11:59 HST.
2. Tell me about one thing on your bucket list! I'd love to hear about it!
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to find out who our guest designer is for this release!! I'm so excited to tell you!