Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Hedgies

Made another vday card using a cute Penny Black stamp! I have to admit at first the hedgies did not catch my eye, but now, besides Mimi, they are one of my favorite Penny Black characters!! This card is for the challenge at Sketch Saturday. After I finished the card, I realized there are a lot of red hearts everywhere! That's okay...that's what vday is all about right? :)

I had a wonderful weekend with friends!
Hope you all had a great one too!

I've come to realize that life really is TOO short. Gotta go with your gut feelings. If you feel good about something, and some people say don't do it, I think you should still do it because you only live once! Life is worth taking risks! If it wasn't meant to be, gotta get back on your feet and move on. Life keeps going and everything happens for a reason!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Looks like I won't find my Valentine's sentiments for my cards this year...and I don't want to buy another set! Did a challenge at Sparkle Creations! The theme was "Love is in the Air". Used Cupid Emily stamp again. She is so cute!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way."
- Karen S. Magee

Friday, January 28, 2011


A very quick post to share a card before I go to sleep! I'm not tired but I have to sleep since I have work tomorrow! At least it's the weekend after that! :) Made a card again for the challenge at My Favorite Things!!

Here's this week's sketch...

My card...

Tried to do paperpiecing again...It's fun but tricky figuring out what DP to use!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great Friday! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Princess Anya

I'm glad I've had some time recently to participate in some challenges! I headed over to Club Anya. The challenge was to case the card one of the DT chose. I rotated the card to case and here's what I got...

Hope you are all having a great week so far!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Mimi

Still sad my v-day sentiment stamps have not come up yet! Oh well, I'm still going to make v-day cards either way! I'm trying my best to organize my stamps so I put them back right away and they do not get misplaced! My first card using the super cute Mimi stamp! And it's my first time participating at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Monday, January 24, 2011

3 x 3 Card Set

The weekends always zoom by!! And I can't believe next week is February already! :O Found another project to share from this past holiday season. I made my co-workers a 3 x 3 card set, 5 cards each.

I made these up on my own...something simple for a birthday...
The ice cream cone is a Martha Stewart paper punch.

For the rest of the cards, I got the idea from  

I made a mini pizza box to put the cards in.
Here's a sample of one of the boxes.

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are greatly appreciated and keep me going!

"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

                                                                       ~ John Wooden

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Christmas DP Thank You Cards

Sorry, more stuff to share from Christmas! As part of the gifts I gave to friends and family, I used Christmas DP to make some CAS cards for them to use! I followed the sketches from

Thought it was a good way to use DPs that have been neglected!
Have a great weekend everyone!

No looking back or forward, just live in the moment. Make the best of what you got, not what you want.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!!! No room for regrets, just live and learn!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pure Innocence Birthday!

Yay! It's Wednesday again for the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things! Keeps me motivated to make cards using my Pure Innocence stamps!

The sketch this week...

And here's my card...

Hope everyone is have a great week so far!

Don’t worry, be happy!
~Bobby McFerrin

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

RAKs and November OCS!

Just realized I still have a lot of things to share from this past holiday season, including these RAKs I received and the November OCS cards! Yikes...I know, it's the middle of January already! :O Everyday just zooms by! Anyways, I'll start with the RAKs...

From Kim.
Love the card!

From Cami.
Here's the little caddy she made.

And all the goodies inside!
Love her creations and the cute Mimi stamp!

Love her card with Mimi!
(How did 2 people know I love Mimi!?)

From Denise.
Love her handmade jewelry!

On to the cards for November OCS.
Below was my partner's card, Jovita.
She sewed on her card, paper pieced the bandana and apron and added crystal lacquer to the water.
Great techniques!

Here's my card...
Decided to make a simple easel card with bright colors!

Thanks for your visit!

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.”
~John Wooden

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Bear

Made another Valentine's Day card to end off my 3 day weekend! Sad, still have not found my Valentine's sentiments that I bought last year...and I'm not going to buy more!...well at least not right now! :) Did a fun sketch from Mojo Monday! I love their sketches!

Here is this week's sketch...

And my card...

Was my first time paper piercing a was tough! And my first time using the "Bow Easy" for my bow.
Still trying to get used to it.

Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
                                                                   ~Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cupid Emily

Made my 1st Valentine's Day card for this year! It will be here before you know it! I made it in time for the challenge at Sparkle Creations! This week there is a sketch to follow. I'm bummed because I bought Valentine's sentiments and I lost them...more like misplaced them in my craft mess! My friend came over to help me clean but it never came out! Guess I need to clean more! :O Kept it simple...I've noticed I like to make my cards simple...but I do admire those cardmakers who make cards with lots of detail! One day, hopefully I can do a mix of both!

Hope you're all having a great weekend so far!

Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.

                                                              ~Author Unknown

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Buddies!

Just finished my 1st Christmas card for 2011! It's never too early to start! :) I actually got this stamp in time for Christmas 2010 but I forgot to use it unfortunately! Good chance to use this stamp since Wednesdays is a sketch challenge at My Favorite Things! I love anything cute and happy! Tried my best with the sketch, first time using a half circle.

Yay tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
~Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kitty Birthday

Made another birthday card since birthdays seem to be coming up left and right and I do not have a big stash yet! There really needs to be more time in a day! I still can't get over how most of the blogs I go to, they have a full-time job, a side business maybe, kids, etc. and they create so much in a week! I don't have kids yet but already feels like there's no time! :( I guess I gotta prioritize and make more time for crafts! :) Anyways, I got the sketch from Mojo Monday. A simple card using a Wild Rose Studio stamp!

Thanks for your visit! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Coaster Calendars

More stuff to share from this past holiday season. I made a bunch of coaster calendars, some rectangle, some square and some simple. I like variety! :) And they all have a magnet in the back.

Had fun making these!
But I hope to not procrastinate this year...some of them I had to rush!
Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Gift Bags

I know it's past Christmas and in the new year but I still wanted to share some things from this past holiday season that I didn't get to earlier! I only had time to make 2 simple gift bags this year! :( I keep all the bags I get when I go shopping...I love the paper ones with the handles because those are the ones I use and cover up the store name with my decorations.

Sorry this picture is not too clear...
Unfortunately didn't have time to make it prettier!
This is the front...

Just kept it simple in the back...

Here's another simple one...
Used my gingerbread man Sizzix die.

Upclose of the gingerbread man...used googly eyes! :)

Thanks for your visit! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Have a Magical Day!

I was so excited to find out that My Favorite Things Blog is now having a sketch challenge every Wednesday! Good way to start using the many stamps I purchased there! :O The sketch for this week can be found here. This is actually the first card I am happy with in awhile!

Yay tomorrow is Friday...the week went by slow for me.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Birthday Chloe

I finally got to make another card using Sparkle Creations Rubberstamps! I made this card for her challenge blog here. The theme was "Tie it up", use ribbon, string, twine, etc. I'm still having a hard time using twine! :(

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're all having a great week so far!

*Edit* 1/10/11 I was the random winner for this challenge and won "Surfing Oliver".

Monday, January 3, 2011

Crochet Dishcloths

It still does not feel like 2011 to me! Anyways, I made some crochet dishcloths as gifts this year. I wanted to make a lot but unfortunately I self-taught myself from Youtube videos too late so I only did a handful. Also, it took me a really long time to figure out some parts of the written instructions!! But I was determined to complete it! I just hope the people who got them like it!!

Here is the Lacey Honeycomb Dishcloth. I tried my best! I got the pattern here.

The 3 I completed for Christmas...

This was supposed to be a motif, but I used it as a mini dishcloth. Got the pattern here. It could also be used as a coaster too.

It was funny how I thought I could finish way more in time for Christmas! But a lot of things come up unexpectedly during the I know...definitely plan ahead!! And by then I hope to get better at crocheting! Or try something new too!! :)
Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's weekend!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Many Thanks

Happy new year everyone! Just made my first card for the year...and boy it was tough! My mojo is on a vacation somewhere! This card was supposed to be for the challenge at Club Anya but didn't realize Critter Crew is not eligible. Oh well, thought I'd share the card anyway.

Hope you all had an enjoyable New Year's eve/day with your family and friends!