Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to you . . .

It's Krista Palakiko's birthday today and a few of us are throwing her a surprise birthday blog hop.  If you've come here from Joni's blog, then you are on the right path, but if you just popped in you might want to hop on over to the beginning at the Lollipop Crafts blog.  Why?  Well one lucky hopper will win a SURPRISE PRIZE!  All you need to do is hop along to each friend’s blog, leave some love, then head back to the Lollipop Crafts blog and let them know you completed the hop.  Who knows maybe along the way some of Kris' friends might be giving away RAKS of their own, so make sure you stop and give some love to everyone.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 18th.

Well, well, what can I say?  I've had the privilege and the honor of getting to know Kris both through blogland a few years ago and meeting up with her while she was here on Oahu tending to her beautiful son who was born a bit early at the Queen's Medical Center.  She is nothing but a sweet and generous soul who always thinks about others.  Well, today we celebrate Kris as we think of her on this special day!

I recently purchased the Sizzix Eclips machine which I've had my eye on since last year.  Couldn't decide whether to get the Silhouette Cameo or Eclips, but in the end, my mind was set.  I've been cutting up paper like crazy and playing around with numerous SVG files.    FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

I cut out these 3D letters using the 3D Letters SVG Kit from SVGCuts.  It was pretty fun, but I do have to admit, the "S" was the hardest to put together because of its curves.  I added some details to the letters . . . a cloud, a white picket fence, and some butterflies.  The little girl sitting up there on the "R" is Maisie Sitting Pretty from Lili of the Valley and the bunny on the "S" is from the Lucky Bunnies - Clear Stamp Set from TGF.

Here's another view.

I just want to wish Kris the best birthday ever!  You are dear to my heart and nothing but LUV 4 U!

Now, hop on over to Sony's blog {HERE}.  Remember, if you get lost along the way, the  MASTER LIST is on the Lollipop Crafts Blog.  Thanks for stopping by today!  :)