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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweet Valentine

Alrighty… It’s Tuesday and it’s the last day of January! Heehee. Boy time sure flies when you’re having fun! I had soooo much fun this past week creating a storm, especially Valentine’s Day cards. I actually love making Valentine’s Day cards, you can turn almost any image into a romantic or Valentine-y card hehe.

Continuing my craziness with physical paper heehee, I made this one. The side is actually a wrap around, so it’s almost like an overhanging that closes the card.

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Credits:
6x6 paper pad: Sweet Cakes by Doodlebug Designs
Stamp: Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic markers
Embossing: Crafts Too
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft
Die cut: Spellbinders
Punch: Martha Stewart
Twine: Doodlebug

Oh, anyway I did a little digi-haul a few days ago hehe. Here are some new goodies I bought.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Gatefold Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi everyone! It’s Monday again and closer to February hehe. My ‘secret’ will be revealed in a couple of days… So excited! :D

Anyway, continuing my Valentine’s Day cards these are a couple of gate-fold cards I made using *gasp* non-hybrid products.  I know, I know….. So totally not me right? Hehe. But I went to my local scrapbook store, Made With Love, and they were having a 40% off sale (as I wrote a few posts ago) on paper pads, Prima embellishments and a few other brands. So just before I go to the checkout place I noticed this paper pack from Doodlebug calling my name, loudly. Hahaha. So what I can I do? I had to save it from that place right? I immediately picked it up and admired the most adorable pink and red patterns inside. There was only one unfortunately, I so want more of this paper pad! I’ve created a few Valentine’s Day cards with this pad, I will share it over the next few days.

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Now for the first version, the sentiment is embossed using Martha Stewart embossing powder.

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I really love the version, the pink on her dress contrasts well with the pattern and red embossed background. I didn’t emboss the sentiment here.

Which one you like more?

Credits:
6x6 paper pad: Sweet Cakes from Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm and TAC
Ink: Memento and Versamark
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Dry embossing: Crafts Too
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart
Pink and fuchsia bling flourishes

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cream and Pink Valentine

Hey everybody! Such a lovely Sunday it is today. Just got back from staying at a pretty swanky hotel here in Jakarta because my friend gave me a free one night stay perk there! Hehehe. So lovely! But I’m pretty knackered since I swam a lot yesterday and was walking around the local market there this morning. Just got home now heehee.

Here’s a card I wanted to share with you today.

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It’s one of my Valentine’s Day series cards. I made quite a lot this past week, making me soooo off the mood to make CNY cards hahahaha. I was also accepted to be Traci Reed Designs’ creative team as a hybrid designer. Wheeeee! Here is one of my many creations using her kit.

Credits:
Digital kit: Everyday Fairytale by Traci Reed & Susan Bartolini
Stamps: Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm and XOXO from We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic markers
Rhinestones and pearls: Kaisercraft
Dies: Spellbinders
Punch: Martha Stewart
Tan satin ribbon
Kraft cardstock

Ohhhhh, I am also excited because one of my fave shops, Sweet Shoppe Designs, is having their birthday celebration sale!

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Here are some kits I bought over the weekend:

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And of course recent Traci Reed releases there:

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Sooooo?!?!? What are you waiting for??? Run there, don’t walk!! :D

Friday, January 27, 2012

PubCASE #2

Hey everyone! Have you been wondering where I went? Hehehe. Well I am still here. Like I said in my previous post, my camera’s batteries are being borrowed by my friend and I just got it back yesterday so I only gotten round to photographing new stuff I made today. Other than that… I have a secret and have been creating a storm behind the scene for this little secret ehehe.

Well anyway, I am back with a new PubCASE! Here is the inspiration.

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I just loooove how the circles come together as the highlight of the card. Plus it gave me idea of how to use my French Pastry Doily die from Cheery Lynn ;) Hehe. Here’s my take:

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Credits:
Digital papers: Lighthearted Papers 1 by Shannon Hegarty
Stamp: Hero Arts and TAC
Ink: Memento
Die cut: French Pastry Doily from Cheery Lynn and Die-namics 3/8" Rosette from My favorite Things
Crochet trim
Kraft cardstock

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lovely Monday

Hello everybody! It’s such a lovely Monday today. It was sunny outside and I got an invitation to shop this Wednesday over at my fave scrapbook store with an extra 20% off of their current 40% off promotion. Can’t wait! Hehehe.

Anyway, since my camera’s batteries are being borrowed by my good friend I couldn’t photograph a few of my new projects I made over the weekend. But I do have a couple of cards to share with you. Made it not long ago and I really love the color combos :)

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Credits:
Digital kit: Bohemian Summer by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: Rescue Remedies from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Memento
Dies: Spellbinders

Here is another one. Wintry, Christmas card with non-traditional colors.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Happy Holidays by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: Christmas Tag Wishes from Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento
Dies: Spellbinders
Buttons and string twine

Have a great day! It’s halfway through January! Teehee!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

You’re Groovy!

Hey everybody! Went to see my niece yesterday but I spent all of my Friday and a bit of yesterday coloring my stamp images. I am going to finish my Valentine’s Day cards that will be mailed overseas next week then quickly move on to my Chinese New Year cards.

Anyway, moving on to another Valentine’s Day card… This is a criss cross pocket card again, I think I love the way it looks like an envelope and a card in one. Heehee. The stamp set is a free gift set I got when I ordered rosette dies from My favorite Things during their recent re-launch. I was so delighted when I received it because it was the perfect excuse to buy the paper packs (well it’s actually a part of a mini kit) I had been drooling over with for a long time. It’s a perfect match for this stamp!

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Credits:
Digital kit: Groovy Love Mini Kit by Amanda McGee
Stamps: à la modes - Groovy Girl from My favorite Things and Four Frames from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic Markers
Punch: Stampin’ Up
Pleated and satin ribbon

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Criss-Cross Mermaid Card

A while back I did a workshop teaching a few friends how to make a criss-cross card and a milk carton and holder. This is the card I made for the workshop. There is a sentiment on the inside when the receiver pull out that white card.

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Credits:
Digital Kit: Rub A Dub by Traci Reed
Digital Stamp: Sweet November Bubbles Lostlagoon
Coloring: Copic and Prismacolor markers
Dies: Taylored Expressions
Dewdrops

Have a great Saturday, everybody!

Friday, January 13, 2012

PubCASE #1

I was really inspired by Joan Robertson’s Trendy Tuesday feature that I decided to do similar one of my own. I subscribed to a number of publications online and wanted to make the most of those, so once a week I will showcase card or project that is inspired by one I see in the publication. I will call it PubCASE aka Publication’s Copy and Share Everything.

My first PubCASE is a card inspired by a lovely card by Laura Evangeline in the December edition of CARDS magazine (page 129). I love the scallop edge and the chipboard label.

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So anyway, here is my take:

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Credits:
Digital kit: Fa-La-La Layout Kit by Dani Mogstad
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink and Joy To All (CL460) from Hero Arts
Ink: Versacolor
Die: Mat Stack 1 from Papertrey Ink
Punch: EK Success
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Bling: Kaisercraft
Pom pom trim
Kraft cardstock

What do you think? Do you like my version? Hehe. I will be back next week with another PubCASE. Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Simple Cards

It was my parents’ 38th anniversary last week. Didn’t do anything fancy or had a party for that, but each year my Mom would make us yellow rice, a traditional food that we cook to celebrate a special event. This year I surprised them with their favorite cake and some extra special gift hehe. Glad they liked it.

Anyway, it has come to my attention that I haven’t made a lot of anniversary or wedding cards. So here is one.

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Credits:
Stamp: Everyday Sayings (CL342) from Hero Arts
Embossing: Crafts Too
Doily: Wilton
Bling

And here’s an0ther simple card using one of my fave patterned papers.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Secret Recipe by Dani Mogstad
Stamp: Sweet Tooth from Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento
Punch: Martha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinders

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

For A Special Princess

Happy Wednesday, everyone! The weather is unbearable lately here in Jakarta. It’s striking hot one hour then gloomy the next and then boom! Raining cats and dogs! Ugh. I do love rain though, I just hate the ever-changing weather.

Anyway, continuing my Valentine’s Day cards. I created this one for one of my friends. I won’t tell who she is, but this one’s coming your way soon okay, Dear! I colored this with my colored pencils and Sansodor/Gamsol. But this image was actually a salvaged image after a Copic disaster underneath hehe. I love the way the colored pencils blend well with the Copics and created a nice crease/pleats look on her dress. I also didn’t have any gold color on my Copics so I colored it with my metallic pencils and then blended it with Sansodor.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Lollipop by Melissa Bennett
Digital stamp: Lilliane from Sweet November
Physical Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Martha Stewart
Coloring: Colored Pencils, Sansodor (OMS) and Copic markers
Dies: Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn
Embossing: Sizzix
Blings: Kaisercraft
Flower: IAR
Glossy Accent
Pink grosgrain ribbon

Have a lovely day and happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sweet Celebration

Good morning! (Well at least, it’s weeeee early here in Indonesia!) It’s Tuesday so it’s a day closer to weekend, don’t you think? ;)

For this year, since everyone is so keen on making resolutions, I too made a card-making resolution. I resolve to create at least 4 cards a week, with the rest of the week will be for coloring images, photographing and organizing. And I will do Holiday cards way ahead this year. I am a bit late starting my Valentine’s card, but I don’t really feel the need to rush. Here is my first Valentine’s card. This was done using a new folding technique called the Double-Dutch Card folding technique and I love it!

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Credits:
Digital kit: Daydreams and Jellybeans by Traci Reed
Digital stamp: Swings And Slides - Sweet Love Set from Pollycraft
(Physical Stamp): Sweet Scoops from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Versamagic
Coloring: Copic and Prismacolor markers
Dies: Spellbinders

Have a lovely day and thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blogged Again!

Hello and have a happy new year to you all! Oh, end of 2011 has been a busy time for me. Then in the early 2012 I got a bit sick so I just had time to blog now, though I didn’t stop making cards ;)

Here is the first card for 2012:

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Credits:
Digital Kit: New Year's In by Traci Reed
Stamps: Tag-Its #7 from Papertrey Ink and Sparkle Clear: Happy Winter (CL245) from Hero Arts
Ink: Versamagic
Bling flourishes

A short post for today, more like a warm up :D Hope you enjoy!