Saturday, July 30, 2011

Penguin's Winter Fun...

that is the name of the stamp that I got from Whiff of Joy stamps last year and only used it now! Tried to practice blending with Copics again...I don't know, I think I just really have a heavy hand! But I guess gotta keep practicing! Decided to make another gift bag...trying to look through all my pile of bags to see which ones I can alter! I wish all of them were plain! :)

The gift bag...

A close up of the image...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fun in the Sun

It's another simple card but something isn't right with this card! (I think because the blue is too plain?) :( Maybe next time I should try the cloud sponging technique. I really like the image though! And she has some brown on her face because I accidentally put her upside down on the wet ink! I thought I'd leave it because I had already colored the whole image! I went to The Pink Elephant for the challenge in which the theme was "Fun in the Sun". I used a nestie and button for the sun and distressed most of the edges.

Thanks for your visit and your sweet comments!
It means a lot!!
Hope you're all having a great week so far!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Simple Christmas!

Made a simple Christmas's so simple I used a scrapbook sticker as the main image! But I like it!

Challenge: Card Patterns

Trying find time to craft here and there...wish I could craft all day!
Have a great Wednesday tomorrow!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Strawberry Girl Calendar

Finally had some time to craft a little! Been busy lately! My priority on my craft to-do list was a project for my secret sister for July!! Can't believe it's almost August! I decided to make another magnetic calendar using chipboard. (This is one of my favorite projects to do!) I used my new Sweet November "Strawberry Girl" stamp. I had to get it because of the strawberries and the girl is so adorable!

Hope you are all having a great weekend so far!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Snowman Family Card & Bag

Made another Christmas card since a lot of challenges are having themes with "Christmas in July". :) Love these kinds of cards! The Sweet Stop was one of them with the theme this week along with their usual sketch. Fun fun! Put together a simple card...a lot going on this week but creating always helps relax the mind!

I also tried to make a matching gift bag!!
The papers are a little different since I was using scraps!

Thought of the day: 
I realized no matter how hard I try, my creations end up really "simple". 
But yet, I really adore everyone's projects who have more. I guess we are all unique and whether simple or not, everyone's creations are beautiful in their own way!! :)
That is the reason I have a have those words of support to continue paper crafting!
So thank you to all of you and your encouraging comments!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christmas Gift Bag

Found some time to craft a little. Made a gift bag for Christmas since I love to alter shopping bags! :) Also, Sparkle Creations is having a Christmas in July challenge this week so I thought I'd play along! I messed up coloring her bell, but I thought I'd use the pic anyways since everything else looked okay...I'm still getting used to blending with Copics! :( I used a sketch from Clean&Simple.

I also wanted to share another BRAK I received from Joy!
 I love this pretty card!
Super creative...I love how she is hanging and the hair coloring! 

And here's the generous!
Thank you very much Joy! Really appreciate everything!

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments that motivate me to continue crafting!!
Thank you also for sharing your wonderful creations to inspire me!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Finally got to do something crafty...even then, my mojo was somewhere else so this came out super simple!! :( I used one of the new stamps "Kiyomi" from the set by Sister Stamps!! I told myself I wasn't going to spend money...but luckily my bf bought me all 3 of them! yay! I used for this month's card and tag swap. The challenge was to use red, white, and blue. I'm not fond of patriotic cards so I decided to use a subtle blue. Hope my partner likes it though!

 I just wanted to share a thank you card I received from Danni awhile back...

These are also from secret sister swap!
Super cute card! Love the image and bold colors!

Here's the other goodies...a note holder, a pizza box with embellishments inside and a stamp set!
Thanks so much Danni! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Yay, finally got to make a card...didn't get a chance the whole weekend! :( But I couldn't resist and went craft shopping though! Made another C&S card! The sketch from Clean & Simple gave me a great chance to use my Christmas penguin stamps by There She Goes! Super cute...especially this penguin in a Santa suit!

 I also wanted to share a BRAK I received from Kris!
It was a very nice surprise! I love her giftbag (love cupcakes) and her beautiful card!
And love all the goodies too!
Thanks again Kris!

And here's one of my Secret Sister Swap from Mimi!
Left is a very cute pizza box and a matching card!
(Makes me tempted to buy that stamp!)
And thanks for all the wonderful goodies too Mimi!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you had a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Have Fun!

Wow, this is the first time I posted twice in one day...mostly because I already had the first one drafted last night and blogger was down so I had to wait to post. And I had to rush tonight because my mom asked me for a "bon voyage" card to give her co-worker since she will be going to Europe soon! Lucky her! :) Unfortunately I don't have any "trip" stamps nor do I like to make computer generated sentiments so I used "have" and "fun" from 2 different Pure Innocence sentiments.

Challenge: Papertake Weekly

Thanks for your visit...again have an enjoyable July 4rth weekend!
Have fun and stay safe!