Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Wedding Day

My mom asked me for two wedding cards and I'm happy to oblige.

But I must say that I don't make that many wedding cards........ so I need to get some inspiration.  As usual, I went to my stash and checked those items that are love-themed.  I found an older set of Close to My Heart paper called Veranda (still love this paper although it is rather old).  That's perfect!

I used a sketch from Make it from Your Heart to create this card:


Guess what?  I've spent more time looking for the right products than making the card itself.  Well, it happens very often but this time, search for the products look at least 5 times as long as making the card. :P  Is that a sign that I should purge more?

My card is entering the following:
Craftaholics R Us - love
Crafty Purple Frog - Love is all around
Paper Creator - Love is in the air

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello!

I love sending Hello cards.  It is one of the most versatile type of cards - great for lazy crafters like me.

Hello cards are similar to all-purpose cards for me.  It says "Hello" on the outside but you could write anything you like on the inside.

When I made the V-day mermaid card last week, I colored additional images and of course I'm making a second card with them:


Simple and neat, right?  I used several shades of blue for the sea, and a dark shade of blue for the card base.  Although it is a mermaid on the card front, the blues could make it a guy card.  Love this idea! :)

My card is entering the following:
Crafty Friends - anything goes
Cardz 4 Guys - underwater
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mermaids

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love card challenge is everywhere!

Over the years I have bought a lot of V-day products but never have much opportunity to use them.  Inspired by the challenges I decided to break open some of my products and play with them.

I've made a card using Mermaid for You from Lawn Fawn:


Yes, it is another clear card!  I still have the pack of clear cards laying on my desk and I can't resist using it!

This Mermaid for You set is so fun and while I have the supplies ready, I've made a Hello card for my friend whom I haven't seen for a while.

This card is entering the following:
AAA cards - Shape your love


Addicted to stamps - love
Come and get it - love is in the air
Dragonfly Journeys - love is in the air
Just us girls - hearts

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Whale you be mine?

Although I am quite romantic at heart (since I was a romance novel junkie) I am not too big on celebrating V-day.  Once upon a time I saw a movie where the boyfriend pisses off his girlfriend as he took her to some random non-romantic places to dinner with his friends on V-day.  They broke up soon as girlfriend thought he wasn't a romantic person.  Boyfriend argued that V-day had nothing to do with romance as it was just an occasion for business to encourage consumers to spend.  Boy did he piss off his girlfriend?

As for me, I make V-day cards just for fun.  I also notice that I have many sets dedicated to V-day that haven't seen any ink yet.  Oops.  So to give my stamps some love, I decided to make a V-day card.


It's a clear card!  Isn't it fun to switch up the card base to something other than cardstock?

My card is entering the following:
Cards in Envy - Be My Valentine
Coloring in Scrapland - Love
Crafting by Designs - Love and Romance
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A little bunny says....

Happy Easter!

Alright I know it's not even Valentine's Day  but I'm already posting an Easter card.  But I really want to play with Easter Bunny, Stamp of the Month in February offered by Close to My Heart.

I like that there are three bunnies, and you could easily make them a happy family:

I also like that you could use it for other occasions such as Spring.  My card is very simple:

I dug out the retired paper pack, I think it's called Sophia.  I loved this paper pack and was hoarding it.  To this day I am still only willing to use it a little at a time.  Hahaha~

I also want to share that the Clearance section on Close to My Heart website has A LOT of new items.  My picks are My Legacy Black D-Ring Album, Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard, My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album (I can't tell you how great this is and how many albums I've made using this!).  All items are offered at STEEP discount.  Go pick up what you need before they are gone!

My card is entering the following:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thanks

I'm sharing a Thank You card today that I am sending to my former co-worker F.  She left our office last September and I miss her dearly.

She is enjoying her retirement and is just as busy as she was working.  She shared her schedule with me last time she came by to visit and boy, was it fun!

From time to time we exchange emails and last Saturday she sent me one wishing me Happy Lunar New Year.  That is so sweet of her.  So I wanted to make a Thank You card for her.

I've used the retired Charlotte paper to match with the images of Adore You, the January Stamp of the Month:


The heart and the sentiments do suggest that it is a Valentine's Day set but it is NOT limited to love cards or Valentine's Day cards!

My card is entering the following:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Socks?

Lawn Fawn stamp images always bring a smile to me.  I love using their stamps to make cards as I think those cards will bring a smile to the recipient too!

While the new release is coming up, I am taking a look at my stash to see which stamp/die I have bought but haven't used.  How many of my stamps fall into this category?  Let's just say it is quite an embarrassing number.  Sadly, there were stamps/dies I bought with an idea in my head regarding what to make and to whom it should be sent.  Things change over time and that may not be necessary anymore.  Having said that, it doesn't stop me to make a card to put in my stash.  It will be nice to just have fun playing with the supplies!

I forgot why I bought the set Loads of Fun from Lawn Fawn but I wanted to use it (to justify the purchase).


It will be nice to send to my friend M who is lending me tons of support these days.  I always enjoy hanging out with her and her personality lifts me up. :)

My card is entering the following:
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!