Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Musashi's...a LO w/a little Asian Flair!

"The force is strong with this one." ~ Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

My mojo force that is! LOL! I've been on a total LO roll recently & am definitely glad because most of the time I'm either hot or cold. My mojo is either totally on or totally in between. Are any of you crafty peeps like that too? I absolutely despise it when I have crafter's block too. Not fun. But, speaking of fun, that is definitely what I had while whipping up this LO of me, the hubby & two of our very good friends. We recently went on a double date with them to Musashi's, a Japanese Steakhouse in OKC. Our hubbies, who have been BFF's since H.S., share the same birthday (how cool is that?!) & we had a blast...especially when it came to me drinking sake for the first time. Yeah. Sake. Interesting, needless to say. Still gonna have to add a hidden journaling spot to get in all those fun memories! Fun Fact: Did you know my hubby & I met via a blind date...set up by these two! Talk about good ya Len & Amy!!

Cardstock - American Crafts (pink), DCWV (yellow)
Patterned Paper - Prima (blue/pink flower), Sassafras (pink/white), Stampin' Up (pink damask)
Flowers/Swirls & Studs - Prima
Thickers - American Crafts (can't say enough how much i <3 these letters!)
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Scallop Punch - Stampin' Up
Butterflies - Cricut Indie Art Cartridge (damask), hand cut (stripe)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Asian Fan/Umbrella - Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media Kit (i loved adding this fun lil twist to the LO!!)
Blue Polka Dot & White Paper - Stash

Once again, this LO was designed with a specific challenge in mind...the Easter challenge at Lasting Memories! I decided to use more of the Easter color palette & really like how it turned out. This is the last LO I needed to do in order to finish linking up & be eligible for a spot on their DT. So, wish me luck because I love their site & would love to be part of their team!! If you would like to try for a spot, just visit their blog HERE & play along with all of April's have until April 30th to complete them. As always, thanks for stopping by to visit & I'll be back in a few days with a post for the Pile It On! DT...until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm playing along with the following challenges:
Lasting Memories - Easter
Paper Issues - Word to Your Mutha! (this challenge & site is fabulous!)
 Catered Crop - FTR#10 (pattern paper, pastels, butterflies, flowers, die cuts, distressing, spring)
The Shabby Tea Room - Butterfly Photo Inspiration
My Graffico - Easter (chose Easter color palette)
PaperPlay - Easter/Spring (used spring/easter colors)
Craft Your Days Away - Easter (again, used those fab Easter colors!)


Kristina said...

Awesome LO Crystal! I love so much about it, I don't know where to begin LOL.
The force is strong with you :) BTW HUGE Star Wars fan myself.
Love ya girl!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow Crystal, this is GORGEOUS!! What a neat theme/idea! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Dawn said...

Fab LO! Looks like you has a great time!
Thank you for playing at My Grafico in this months Anything Goes challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Linda McClain said...

You're so clever! I love all the etra touches you put in your pages. Thank for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Gretchen said...

fun layout!! :)

kim c said...

spotted you at paper issues...
really cute layout.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful page! I love your attention to detail!

Thank you for following my recipe at the Catered Crop.


Pattie said...

What a pretty layout! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

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