Monday, March 13, 2017

Thank You

I am sharing a Thank You card today.  Check it out to see if you can find a boo-boo:

What do you think?

If you look at the green slope, You'll see two layers.  The bottom layer has the stitched details while the front does not.  What happened was that when I ran the die on the paper, I put the die in the wrong direction, so the part with the stitched details was too small to ground the bunny and that's the last small piece of green patterned paper.......

Time to be creative!  So I layered those two pieces, the front one doesn't have the details but the details from the bottom one will peak through.  Not too bad, right?  This card will go to my co-worker, who is not a crafter, so I guess she won't notice the difference. :p

My card is entering the following:
Color Inspiration - coloring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Thank you cards
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, March 10, 2017

March promotions

It is a little late but better than never. :p

Let's look at the promotions offered by Close to My Heart this month:

First up it's the Stamp of the Month:

It is nice and sweet.  Not only is it good for your friends who are tea drinkers but you could use it for Thank you cards and Mother's Day cards!

Some projects that may inspire you:

This set will be great for us to practice coloring using your favorite medium!

The second campaign is Cut it Out!

Yes, you've read it right!  All thin cuts are 25% off this month.  What a steal!

Click here to start shopping!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Birthday card again

This time I'm sharing a birthday card for a one-year old.  Little James turned one!  Time flies.

The stamp set Party Animal from Lawn Fawn is always a wonderful helper in making birthday cards.  Here, I only needed this one stamp set that has all images to make this card.  I like that I could use the small images to create a subtle background like it is some patterned paper.  I added a star shaped die cut as the focal point for the bear and the birdy.  Finally I cut out a banner for the greeting.

This card came together at no time, which was awesome as I was running late to his party. :p

My card is entering the following:
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Cut it up - birthday cards
Come and get it - cards for kids
The Paper Players - cut it out

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Birthday card

I have a few birthday parties to go to in March so I'm whipping up birthday cards.  Many of them are guys so they will challenge my creativity!

I started making one for Carlos, a soon-to-be 89 years old.  Wow.  I have seen him many times over the years at parties or celebration but I never knew his age.  I couldn't believe he is approaching 89!  He is definitely young at heart!

I decided to make a cute card for him, using some new Lawn Fawn goodies!  I love pinked circles so I have to have this new zig zag circle stackables.  The Happy die is fun and super versatile too!  And I just can't get enough the birdies from love letters.  Absolutely fun and easy for making quick cards.

So I got one done.  Tomorrow I'm going to my friend's son's 1 year old party.  Need to make another one now!

My card is entering the following:
Seize the Birthday - Birthday
Inky Chicks - birthday
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Monday, February 27, 2017

One more wedding card

Today I am sharing another wedding card.  I used the same stamp and same ribbon but different papers and sketch from this one from last Friday - and this card gives a very different feel:

This one seems much softer, don't you agree?    

I was really uncomfortable when I was asked to prepare wedding cards but now that I've made two, I'm happy to report that my comfort zone has expanded! :)

My card is entering the following:
Crafty Calendar - love is in the air                                                                                                                 Crafty Purple Frog - love is all around
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Heartful stamping - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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


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!