Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cupcake Birthday

Can't believe tomorrow is Thursday already! But I'm not complaining! :) One of my resolutions for the new year is to seriously clean my craft room! And when it's neat, keep it neat! I have a bad habit of not putting things back after I use them! :( Anyways, just wanted to share a card for the challenge at Lord Have Mercy. I just started participating in her challenges, and this is her last one! :( I used a stamp from Taj Clubhouse...I need a statsh of birthday cards!

Something cute and simple. Can't tell in the pic but I put stickles on the sprinkles.
Hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flutter Anya

Luckily, I'm almost done with all the "Thank You's". I believe this is my first card with Flutter Anya. Sad, some of my Copics are out of ink. Got help with a sketch for the challenge at Card Patterns. Trying my best to make a few cards a week so I can have a stash!

I don't know what I was thinking with the small sentiment...I thought I had less space before I put the image!
Oh well...
This week is going by fast...Yay for no work on Friday!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

October OCS

Yes, I know it's almost January and I'm only posting the October OCS now!! My bad! I know there's no excuse! It was a fun swap as always. I was happy to be partnered up with Berenice!

Here is the super cute card I received! Love the purple!

I made her a Halloween easel card...

Thanks for stopping by!

On a side note...I'm learning a lot about life and I can only say it's getting better!
Life is just too short to worry about yesterday...Look forward for a better tomorrow and Live for today!
Take life one day at a time!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunflower Bear

Had some time to make some "Thank You" cards! I want to do them as quick as possible so they are not late. Was my first time inking up this Lili of the Valley stamp I've had for awhile. I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers.

Hope you all had a nice Christmas! At least the weather was good in Hawaii!
Looking forward to what 2011 has in store!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thank You Stella

Another quick post to share a card before I leave to go to dinner for Christmas! It doesn't even feel like the holidays to me. Well I finally finished all my wrapping today! Phew! I had Stella from TGF already stamped so I thought I'd use her as a Christmas thank you card.

I was going to add a sentiment but I didn't want to mess it up...for some reason I was having a hard time matching the colors! :(
Gotta run...Merry Christmas everyone! Eat lots and be happy! Exercise next year! :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hello Kitty Gift Box

Finally found some time to post something...just got a few more gifts to wrap. Didn't realize how long it takes to wrap, or maybe just me because I want the presentation to be nice! So I went to my good friend's Christmas party last weekend and she loves Hello Kitty. Thought I'd be a great chance to use my HK cricut cartridge again. Instead of a bag, I decided to cover up a box I had in my closet. My mojo wasn't all there so it took me almost 2 hours to complete. I decided to make a scene and ripped the paper for the snow. Also put the reindeer from the create a critter cartridge in the sky like he's flying. Luckily, she liked the box and said she wouldn't throw it away! Yay!

Here's the front of the box...

And the side view...

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Two Scoops Rice Christmas

Another quick post...just realized I missed this deadline again. Thought I'd share it anyway. I'm really hoping to finish everything soon! Didn't realize how much time is needed! Made a card using a Two Scoops Rice Designs stamp I got last year. Also, used my new DP from Kaiser Craft.

Hope you're not scrambling to get things done for Christmas like me!
Have an enjoyable weekend!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Penny Black Christmas

A super quick post...I'm rushing to finish some stuff so I can go to the post office on Saturday because it's kind of hard on the weekdays! Yikes! It's weird how you think you'd make time to post a card for a challenge right after you finish the card, but sometimes you just don't. Like this card...I forgot to post it, and I missed the deadline which was this morning for Stamping 411. I like this anything cute!

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! I need a break even though I just got back from vacation! :)
Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas is almost here!

Yes, I can't believe Christmas is next week! And now I gotta really catch up since I just got back from Disneyland! It was fun but now gotta get to crafting!! Used the cute cat stamp from Wild Rose Studio again and a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp. I needed a sketch since my mojo is far far away. Still getting used to using baker's twine! 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Shaker...

Wow, I haven't made a shaker card in ages! I still need a lot of practice! I think I'm just going to stick to beads or dew drops. I'm pretty sure you can tell in the picture the sequence got stuck to the acetate and also some of the microbeads too. But with the sketch at Papertake Weekly, I thought it'd be a good chance to make a shaker!

Glad I got to squeeze in time to make this last card before I leave for my trip tomorrow!
It doesn't even feel like Christmas yet! It's going by so fast!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Warm & Cozy Anya

I thought I'd try and finish another card since I'm not sure if I'll get to post again this week. I'll be going to Disneyland again...but it's my first time going to see the Christmas decorations...looking forward to a vacation! I still need more warm clothes! Lucky Anya looks very warm! :) My card is for the challenge at Club Anya! I love TGF! I tried my best to make my card have a vintage look...I still gotta buy distress ink. I should've made the pink less bright. Just gotta practice.

I'll be back after my trip! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowman and Hedgy

Got to squeeze in some time to put together a Christmas card before going to sleep! Luckily I had this image colored already so it saved some time! I followed the sketch at Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges. I wish I had more time to add more embellishments. But sometimes they say less is more.

I guess it must be time to go picture looks crooked. :)
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi all! Are you all stuffed from Thanksgiving? I am...sadly I did not have room for dessert. I guess it's good in a way I'm not a fan of pumpkin. This year I made 4 Thanksgiving cards...for my mom, grandma and 2 great friends! I was googling turkey punch art and I found an idea here. I made CAS cards so the turkey would stand out. I used sketches from here. Something new for me since I'm not used to making things out of paper punches but it was fun!

Well hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!
I'm grateful for everything in my life!
Of course, life isn't perfect but you just gotta make the best with what you got!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My grandma asked me to make a birthday card for a little boy turning 3. I thought the Birthday Ian digi was the perfect image! Kept the card simple since it's for a boy. Followed the sketch at Club Anya. I like the colors of this card, even though they are not my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Cards

Wow, another weekend went by! Still so many things to do and not enough time! I helped my friend decorate her Christmas cards that she will be giving out this year...she said I saved her more than triple from last year since she got it custom made from a store. Yay! Luckily we ended up decorating 25 cards with 4 designs. Like most things that are done in mass production, we kept it simple but yet nice at the same time.

For this one we used my new Martha Stewart poinsettia paper punch.
I already had these turtle die cuts and my friend said it'll be good for a "Hawaiian Christmas".

This one I used the poinsettia embossing folder on the left side.
And a Dandelion Christmas stamp with a scalloped circle punch. 

These snowflake ones look really simple, but are lovely IRL!
We had to do trial and error, it was funny I put one snowflake through the Xyron
and put glitter on! :) Luckily, I remembered I had lots of glitter paper I got
from Target last year...then we were on a roll!

It was a fun night...since she like to do crafts too. (Just doesn't own crafts like me...yet) Her bf said
she should start doing crafts more. Haha...that'll be great!
Hope you all a great weekend!
Can't believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday! wow!

Friday, November 19, 2010

With Sympathy

Hello! What a long week...thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! Yay! Well my grandma asked me to make a sympathy card for this weekend so I decided to make something simple because I didn't want to think too much. :) She said roses are ok for a sympathy card so I used the cuttlbug folder and just added dew drops.

Still didn't get much time to craft this week...tomorrow should be fun, I told my good friend I would help her make her Christmas cards with her. 40 of them!! If it looks good, I'll share them! :)
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beary Merry Christmas

I totally love Lili of the Valley stamps!! I especially love the animals! Finally got to use my favorite one! Decided to stick to the traditional colors for this one again. Followed the sketch at The Pink Elephant.

Can't tell in the photo, but I put stickles on the snow drops and the snow on the ground. 
Hope you all had a great Monday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Seize the Day

I can't believe next weekend is Thanksgiving already! Less and less time to finish Christmas projects/gifts! :( I've neglected the stamp sets I got from Stampin' Up so I thought I'd use them for a birthday card! I really like the ice cream set from this past summer. It's weird that I like images of desserts but yet I'm not a huge fan in real life! I like to make them colorful! It was my first time using baker's twine...still getting used to it. I entered this in the challenge at Truly Scrumptious.

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Milton w/Poinsettia

Got to do another Christmas card to add to my pile! I used Milton the bear from Wild Rose Studio and followed the sketch at Papertake Weekly. I still need to practice the "out of the box" technique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Snowman Family Christmas

Here's a card I made for the challenge at Sketch Saturday. Didn't use any special techniques here, just used non-traditional colors.

I love snowmen! Too bad I don't see too many snowman stamps around!
(But, I'm also picky with them, they have to be cute! :) )
If you have Veteran's Day off, hope you have a great day off!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Craft Fair Items

Sad I didn't get to post for's super scary how we're almost in the middle of November! My mom said her friend will help me sell stuff for a craft fair again. I just did what I could and I figured I would just start earlier next year. I really need to start on my handmade gifts!! Yikes! Anyways, gotta go sleep so here it is...

Here are more Post-it frames...

Couple more calendar frames...

And Post-it holders...

Did some Asian ones...paper pieced the fan...

Lastly, did some Iris Folding ones...

This isn't even that much stuff...I don't know how others make way more things for craft fairs. I'm sure they start early but wow, I give them a lot of credit! We'll see if I can make stuff again to sell next year! But crafting for love is fine with me too!
Hope everyone is having an awesome week!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pure Innocence Xmas

Trying to squeeze in time to do some Christmas cards here and is sneaking up on us way too fast! Plus I want to finish more things for another craft fair next week! Here's a Pure Innocence card I entered at Stamp and Create. The challenge was to create a Christmas or holiday card.

I wish I had time to make a card a day! Then I would get a lot of practice!
Well it could be a new year's resolution! :)
Good's been really rainy and windy lately!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dandelion Christmas

A quick post to share a simple christmas card using more Dandelion stamps. I followed the sketch at The Sweet Shop.

There really needs to be more time in a day (night) to craft!
If you had Election Day off, hope you had a great day! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Favors and a RAK!

I know it's past Halloween but I didn't get to post these earlier! It was super hectic last Thursday as I procrastinated the favors I wanted to make for work. I was sad I ended up not having enough time to make stuff for my friends. I got the idea for my favors here. I love Dandelion stamps and all the cute projects she makes. I really liked the pumpkin idea with the tissue paper but of course, mines did not come out as nice! I made 5 little boxes for my department and one big one for our brunch at work with 2 other departments.

Up close of a Ferrero Rocher Candy covered pumpkin...

Made 5 of these for my department...

Centerpiece for the Halloween brunch at work...
(Didn't have time to make it nicer! :( )

I was excited to receive some happy mail! A Halloween RAK from Joy! Thanks so much for thinking of me! There was candy too but it's gone already! :)

Can't believe it's already November! I hope I can finish my homemade gifts for Christmas!
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Goal Completed!!

Yay! Today I finished #18, #19, and #20 cards for Operation Write Home! Didn't realize how long 20 cards would take! But then again I had other projects to do too! Well I'm just glad I made it in time...just gotta head to the post office soon! I decided to keep it simple and used 3 Hero Arts christmas stamps. I followed the card layouts from an issue of Just Cards magazine.

Can't believe tomorrow is Wednesday already!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Craft Fair...

this weekend at Blaisdell! It sucks that I only got motivated to make stuff at the last minute! That's okay, it's a fun hobby so I'm not out to make profit! But it's always nice to see people want to buy something you made. So, I only made stuff for the craft fair because my mom's co-worker will be there and she told my mom she wouldn't mind selling stuff for me. Awesome! My mom gave her the stuff today at work and some stuff were sold already because her co-workers saw them! Nothing too they are...

Washi Paper Covered Wooden Coasters (36, 4 in a set)

Here's one up close...
put decopauge glue on top to make it waterproof.

Here's the back...
put a cork sheet to finish it off.

Post-it Note Frames...

And a few calendar frames...

They look really simple but yet I had a hard time with choosing the images and colors! :(
But thanks to everyone's comments who keep me going!
Hope everyone has a nice Aloha Friday tomorrow!