March 31, 2009

Introducing Himawari Babies.... (I'm A Queen Bee!!!)

What are these cutie pies, huh?!?! Himawari Babies is the babies of Cristina Visi. Cristina is a talented artist who lives on Oahu, Hawaii. We first met via email, and I sent her my blog addy. Cristina was impressed with my creations, and fell in love with me immediately. For real, I'm not lying. =0) We decided to meet in person, at Brian's store - Photo Craft, where she sells her images at, on sheets of 8-1/2" x 11". Cristina also has an online store located here - at Himawari Babies. Upon meeting Cristina in person, I found out that she is one energenic pup, that has an awesome capability in drawing.... Oh My!!! Check out these sheets with these supah cute images!!! All you need to do is cut them out, or you can purchase the "Character Punches" sheets that allow you to use your 2" and above shape punches to easily get punch them off of the cardstock - of course your Nesties would be great to use too.

Cristina had then asked me to be her "Queen Bee" and create with some of her images for her. What an honor. I was thrilled... so here I am, helping her spread the word about her Himawari Babies. Please check out Cristina's online store, there you can read more about herself and her Himawari Babies. As mentioned, she sells them on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, as well as kiddie t-shirts. I can't wait to share with you the creations that are wheeling around in my head. =0)

Here are some of the sheets that are currently on her site....and guess what?! Beginning today, til' April 7th, Cristina is having a 20% off sale. The coupon code for this sale is "HB309" that is a "zero" and not a letter "o"... so go on over and check out what she has. I kid you not, she's got super cute images that you will instantly fall in love with. =0)

I look forward in sharing with you all the different ways that these cute images can be used...

As you can see, she has both girls n' boys characters. I am sure you will find one that represents the little one(s) in your life.... you will find a lot more sheets other than the 4 that I show in this posting, I just picked the 4 that I thought that people would like.

For my 1st Himawari Babies creation, I chose to create with the logo image itself. I experimented to see if I could color over the already colored image. And yes I could!!! See the photo to the right.... this image is called "Himawari Chan". The image on the left has been colorfied by me with stickles, and then I colored his hat, hair and shoes with my Copics. I also added some stickles to his clothing. I was just messing around trying to see how it would look after coloring, and was quite pleased to see that they were re-colorable. You can see that I was able to add shading to his hair, adding depth to the image.

After all my "testing" - I created this card here. Simple n' sweet. My kinda card. =0)

The sentiment n' swirls is a rub on of Stampin' Up! I used stickles to add a some dots to the card, and dew drops... DS paper is of 3 Bugs, and it went perfect with my red Bazzill Basic textured cardstock.

So this is it.... I hope you go on over now, and check out Cristina's lil' store. Don't forget to take advantage of her 20% off sale.... the code again is "HB309" and it is a "zero"and NOT a letter "o", and it ends on April 7th, 2009 - next Tuesday.

BTW.... My BLOG-A-Versary came n' went!!! It must've happened while I was on vacation.... I will have to think about a "giveaway"..... so, give me some time to think how I'm going to do this, because you know I like to have F-U-N..... but keep checking back to see what I come up with and what's going to be at steak....

Thanks again for stopping by.

Have a Happy Happy Tuesday!!!!