Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sister Stamps Release #4


Are you just as excited as I am about the release of the Sister Stamps "Chinese New Year" images?  I can hardly contain myself. They are being released today. I am a quarter Chinese but it was my pure blooded Hawaiian grandmother who always kept the Chinese traditions strong in our family because she worked with a bunch of Chinese ladies for over 30 years.

Do you remember the restaurant Helena's Hawaiian Food in Kalihi on Oahu? Yeah my grandma was the Hawaiian lady there. LOL! People couldn't believe that because I look so Chinese. Every year on my birthday and Holidays she would give me Li See (red envelope) with money in it. Till this day I have all the Li See she has given me and I also keep one in my wallet in case I may need it.



On to my card... I used Mei Li from Sister Stamps first release. I had some old Asian stamps that my mom passed down to me and just added little embellies. I kept it really simple... well, because I need to practice my creativity. I hope you enjoy and if you are interested in getting these cute images below then check it out here.  Have fun inking them up!

8 comments:

Mimi said...

very sweet card! love the pretty soft colors and great layout! TFS! ;)

Jenny said...

Thanks for the shout out! I can't wait to see what you do with our new images!

Annette said...

aww this stamp is so adorable... Love how you colored her and love the flowers...so cute..

Cely said...

Your grandma works at HELENA's?! Man, I want some squid luau now. These stamps are cuuuute!

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful - I love the colors! And that image is so sweet!

Leanne said...

Love this card Sweet!! Beautiful colors and love the image and the added elements.
Also, mahalo for the wonderful words you've been leaving. I really enjoy reading them all.
I wish I knew your grams, she sounds like so much fun.
Hugs,
*:)

RiNNE said...

Aw, what a great post...from the story to your pretty card!! Love the way you colored her!! I'm a sixteenth Chinese but look full - I get mistaken for bring full all the time!

eunice said...

Oh...such pretty colors on this card! And I really love the way you've used your older Asian stamps as embellishments to highlight lovely Mei Li. Super creative...gotta remember to try this too!