Monday, March 1, 2010

Magical Monday + Fabulous News!!

Aloha and E Komo Mai to another edition of Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes! This week's challenge is to use any Paper Cupcakes image you have (want some new images? Check out the store, Nina added 25 new images last week!! SO CUTE!) or you can use the free one from this week and follow the sketch by our own Patti Nelson!
I used Izzy and Pouch - Happy Birthday and followed Patti's sketch pretty closely (just added some embellies!). I LOVE this DSP from SU! (Rainbow Sherbet) - it's just so bright and cheery! The tag was made from a vellum metal rim tag I had and a Happy Birthday rub-on. And again meeting my personal challenge of finishing the inside, here's the pic of that:

This week's random winner will get to pick a free digital stamp from Nina's store, so play along with us and you might win too!

I'd also like to welcome our March Guest Designer, the fabulous Pat Pedder!!! We are so lucky to have another talented guest on our team this month! Aloha, Pat!


And as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I went to Maui on President's Day to visit with some family that were vacationing there. I haven't had a chance to post any pics of the trip so I thought I'd post a few here...I know some of you are still buried under snow and/or are suffering through the cold so hopefully these will warm you up (and other than worrying about what ended up to be a minor tsunami today, it's usually this gorgeous here!). Most of my visit to Maui was spent going on a humpback whale watching tour with the family. The pics are from that...I'll keep'em small as you'll have to enlarge them any way to really see what's going on (those darn whales would not hold still for good close up pictures!)

This one is of three whales spouting (coming up for breath), that's what those three white puffs are.

We happened upon a "competition pod" (i.e., males vying for female attention) that was very active, we saw lots of tails in the air and those tails coming down for big splashes (see next pic)

In the one above you can see a tail of one whale and the humped back of another.

And finally here's a pic from the ocean looking back at the west coast of Maui!
I've lived here 7 years and I'm still awed by such views!

And LASTLY but not leastly (if you made it this far...YEAH!!), I am super excited and proud to announce that I've been asked to join the 365 Cards Design Team for the coming year!!!! WHOOOHOOO!!! This challenge has a special place in my heart as it's really the one that got my mojo flowing with the daily challenges. I'm so excited to work with the super talented design team members and can't wait to see what else Pam has in store for us this year! It's going to be an AWESOME year!
Aloha,

17 comments:

STAMPING SAM said...

Congratulations my DD! I can't believe you started on the challenge journey just 7 months ago! Just like I watched you grow and learn 'many' years ago, I have watched your artistic talent grow the last couple years. You are awesome! So very proud of you!

Can anyone tell I'm her proud mom? LOL!

ps. love this card, beachy scenes are also lovely in good 'ole MO. And the whale pictures are breath taking.

Love, SAM aka MOM

Cheri said...

Congrats on making the DT at 365 Cards Kim. I love see your cards when you have a chance to play along! Can't wait to see what challenges you create.

Patti said...

First... your card is awesome. So bright and cheery, inside and out! I now finish my insides as I make my cards and think of your every time! Your pictures are over the top amazing! I've never been to Hawaii, looks like heaven! CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT spot!

~amy~ said...

Hey you!! Such a fun birthday card and I LOVE your pics...a ginormous woot wootie woot woot for joining the 365 Cards Team!!! I love your work and I look forward to working with you!!!!

Danielle said...

Aloha Kim! Love your card for Patti's sketch challenge - the image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured! The polka dot papers are so fun too! Congrats on your new DT spot - that's fabulous news! And lastly I just love the whale pics you posted - in total awe of that scenery too!
Hugs, Danielle

Saskia said...

Great card!! So lovely and unique!

Saskia :)

Danderella said...

Kim, Congrats on making the 365 DT! Your card is fabulous and I couldn't imagine living in a place where you get to see things like this all the time! Just beautiful!

Rose said...

Yea you!!! congrats on making the DT!!! :) i LOVE all of your work and look forward to creating along side of you :) *** just in case you didn't know.... it is a rule that you let all dt sista's come visit you and play in the sunshine. ROFL :D i am packing now *giggle*

Vicky said...

Congrats Kim! Welcome to the 365 DT team! I look forward to working with you! As I'm sitting here in CT with snow on the ground, I'm practically drooling over your lovely pictures of Hawaii - I'm SO jealous!!

TesaB said...

Hi! Congrats on making the team! It will be great to get to know you and work with you on the team! Amazing photos! I'm with Rose, when can we come??? *grin*

Lori said...

Congratulations! I love your cheerful birthday card. The colors are the best! Great pics, glad you had a nice time with family.

Nilla said...

Fabulous card and image! It¨s so creative and fun! Great pictures as well, love whales, saw them live off shore Sydney a couple of months back! Hugs Nilla

Nilla said...

...and congrats, my friend!! Hugs again

Sue W said...

Love this image - one I've missed so need to check it out! Your card is, as always spot on - love the colours. Great pictures too - we always feel so lucky to see these amazing creatures on their journey North(of Sydney). they are just magical!!!
Congrats on the new dt - they're lucky to have you!!

Selma said...

Love your card Kim. . . so bright and cheery. Perfect image for your card. Love your pictures. I have been there and saw the whales. I could watch them all day long. Congratulations on your new DT.

Patti J said...

I'm ashamed of myself for getting away from the 365 Cards challenges. That was pretty much my first challenge site too. A huge congratulations to you! They are very lucky to have you - your work is amazing! Love your card for TMITA this week! Great job with the sketch sweetie! Again, congrats!

Nina said...

Kim, I love what you did with this image! It is soo bright and cheery and anyone would love to received it for a birthday! CONGRATS on the DT, they are very lucky to have you!! Big toots!