Monday, June 20, 2016

Mountain Apple Blossom Lei

This Lei is named: Mountain Apple Blossom.  Colors selected are original colors. This lei uses a Variegated pink stripe ribbon cut to a point for the inside, rolled, then wrapped with a multi metallic sheer ribbon.  The smaller green leaf sections are 5/8" wide ribbon.  The larger green leaves are using a 7/8" wide solid bright green satin ribbon wrapped in a 7/8" wide metallic green ribbon. Finished lei length is 42". Flower colors can easily be changed.

If you wish to make one,  instructions can be found when you visit the island of Hawaii (Oahu) - refer to the name of this lei for instructions and their specialty ribbons.  Check out the retail store and schedule lessons at U'I Mau A Mau LLC.  They do have a website: www.uimauamau.com. There are many types of lei samples on their site but in person hands on instructions are a must in order to complete the first lei.  But if you can't make it to the Island and live on the West Coast, contact  Chris Tanizawa at ctanizawa@gmail.com for FREE lei making classes in Union City, California. She has various lei kits for purchase and has a schedule for her classes but will not have this specific lei style.
 Here's the bunch:
 A Closer look:
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Star of India Aloha Lei

This Lei is named: Star of India Aloha Lei Color # 2.  Colors selected are original colors. The ribbon size used for this lei is 7/8" wide except for the "spikes" which are 1/8" wide, along with specialty Green stripes and variegated Pink color ribbons.  There is also a combination of sheer ribbon wrapped on top of solid satin. Finished lei length is 42" long.  

If you wish to make one,  instructions can be found when you visit the island of Hawaii (Oahu) - refer to the name of this lei for instructions and their specialty ribbons.  Check out the retail store and schedule lessons at U'I Mau A Mau LLC.  They do have a website: www.uimauamau.com. There are many types of lei samples on their site but in person hands on instructions are a must in order to complete the first lei.  But if you can't make it to the Island and live on the West Coast, contact  Chris Tanizawa at ctanizawa@gmail.com for FREE lei making classes in Union City, California. She has various lei kits for purchase and has a schedule for her classes but will not have this specific lei style.

 close-up of the sections: LOVE all these special ribbons
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Orange and Sunshine Yellow Lei

This Lei is named: Orchid Lei.  It is made for my God Daughter in her favorite colors. The ribbon size used for this lei is 5/8" wide except for the "spikes" which are 1/8" wide ombre green color.  This lei has a spiral effect. Orange and Yellow colors used for this lei.  There is a combination of sheer and solid satin. Finished lei length is 42" long.  

If you wish to make one for a special event, instructions can be found when you visit the island of Hawaii (Oahu) - refer to the name of this lei for instructions.  Check out the retail store and schedule lessons at U'I Mau A Mau LLC.  They do have a website: www.uimauamau.com. There are many types of lei samples on their site but in person hands on instructions are a must in order to complete the first lei.  But if you can't make it to the Island and live on the West Coast, contact  Chris Tanizawa at ctanizawa@gmail.com for FREE lei making classes in Union City, California. She has various lei kits for purchase and has a schedule for her classes but may not have this specific lei style.
 A closer look:
 A closer look at the single row: see the yellow row that is "twisting" on the lei.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Sweet Petunia Lei for a Ballet Recital

This Lei is named: Sweet Petunia Lei to be given to my Grand Niece who is a participant in a Ballet recital. The ribbon size used for this lei is 3/8" wide metallic edge lavender and pink pastel colors except for the "spikes" which are 1/8" wide metallic edge lavender and pink color combination. Finished lei length is 38" long since it is for a 9 years old.  

If you wish to make one for a special event, instructions can be found when you visit the island of Hawaii (Oahu) - refer to the name of the lei.  Check out the retail store and schedule lessons at U'I Mau A Mau LLC.  They do have a website: www.uimauamau.com. There are many types of lei samples on their site but in person hands on instructions are a must in order to complete the first lei.  But if you can't make it to the Island and live on the West Coast, contact  Chris Tanizawa at ctanizawa@gmail.com for FREE lei making classes in Union City, California. She has various lei kits for purchase and has a schedule for her classes but maybe not this specific lei style.
 Here's a closer look at the lei:
 A single row closer look:
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Travel Suitcase Mini Album

Purchased this kit about two years ago from a Expo event and finally decided to tackle it. The kit is from Scissors and the City and can be found here. Finished size for this suitcase is 8-1/4" x 5-3/4" x 2". Kit has easy to follow detailed photo instructions. Hardware included in the kit.  Chipboard stickers, a cut apart 12x12 sheet, along with brad embellishments are included in the kit.  Paper used is Echo Park collection called Get Away. I chose the suitcase to be covered using Recollections Regent Street Paper Pad (not included). Here's the front of the suitcase.
 Luggage handle made from 1" wide stitched grosgrain secured with brads.
 Metal corners secured with brads:
 5/8" wide stitched grosgrain has a functional buckle with eyelet (not supplied in kit).
Open the "lid" to reveal the left inside with a belly band to hold additional booklets for photos. Card stock used is Kraft, inside is matted using white card stock.
There are four booklets in the inside left lid: Each are made using scraps from the 6x6 pack of paper, chipboard stickers and cut apart 12x12 included int he kit.
Three booklets in the inside back box: use scraps from the 6x6, 12x12, and chipboard elements to make these additional photo booklets.
There are five chipboard pages in this binder ring album.  This is page one. Chipboard elements are: ready, set, go, date, and adventure words. 
Page two and three: A world strip and Travel word made from chipboard - plenty of room for photos.
Pages four and five: simple chipboard embellishments Explore, arrow and away we go sentiment. On page five there is a chipboard mat at the bottom right corner.
 Pages six and seven: booklets made using cut aparts from the 12x12 sheets:
 Here are the photo mats from the booklets:
Pages eight and nine: Another booklet and chipboard embellishments "bon voyage" and stacked luggage.
Page 10, last page: A popped up chipboard camera and world signage.  Two photo booklets are insert3ed behind the camera.
 Back booklets are matted with Kraft and white card stock.
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