Sunday, April 2, 2017

Take what I need... Slow down

Crafter schedule is keeping me busy this week! I'm trying to plan out this coming year's craft shows and send in application as needed. I had no time to make cards, which makes me kinda sad. So I decided to stamp out a bunch of coffee mugs, which at least, I can watercolor (it's somewhat card making).

Finally I found some time yesterday... with the colored coffee mugs, I made this get well card:



Challenges/entry entered:
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Inside & Out: Well Wishes, SSS Bundled Up
Cardstock: PTI Stormy Sea

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Oh So Succulent"


Stampin' Up came out with a new stamp/die set, "Oh So Succulent." I'm so thrill to finally get to play with this! My sister and I have our own little indoor garden that is filled with succulents and jade plants. I think the the images in set are suppose to be hens and chicks, string of pearls, and some sort of agave. And of course, I got the bundle with the matching dies.

  
I used the an MFT cover plate and added some pattern paper on the top and bottom panels. The copper with chicken wire pattern really makes the card shine!


I added a little succulent on the inside too! So cute! More succulent cards to come, for sure!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use More Than One Die Or Punch


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sending Smiles

I made my first batch of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids for 2017. They are a card drive collection group that gives cards to hospitalized cards to children or for children to write to their love ones. 


I started sending my cards to them last year and hope to continue to do for the many years to come. They take any type of cards: any holidays, Mother's/Father's day, Easter, etc. Please check them out! 

I was able to use some of my scrapbooking paper. It felt so productive and very resourceful! What a good way to use up some scraps. They are very simple cards. I hope they bring smiles to their receivers.



Sentiments are from various stamp companies such as The Stamps of Life and Papertrey Ink. 

Challenges entered:



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hello 2017~ Update!

I'm back! Back for good! According to my planner, in the front, it says:

"2017's resolution: Update blog/etsy more often"

I know it's spring already, but I'll try by very best to keep up with this resolution.

Ok, so here's the quick update of everything since last post (November 2016):
  • Joined Art Is In Market community in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Made cards and sold them
  • Many craft shows
  • Holiday was great, went to Chicago to visit the boyfriend
  • Bought lots of new crafty stuff and stamps
  • Happy 2017!!!
  • Celebrated some new year birthdays with family
  • Went to Toronto to give surprise visit to the boyfriend
  • Bought more new crafty stuff and stamps
That brings us to this past week: First & second craft show of 2017! Ashley and I had a booth at the local high schools hosted by their band boosters. Did great the shows, made a little cash to cover up some stamping costs. Here are pictures:

Show #1: Ashley manning the booth

Show #2: Me trying to get everything ready before the start of the show

 
Just some sample of our creations...

My friend, John, from SGS Wood Works, built these two amazing card stands for me!

We had a lot of fun and are now looking forward to make more new cards! Can't wait to use my supplies! I'm planning to do more challenges and posting soon! I've been working on some photo albums too and project life as well. Thanks for stopping by. See you very soon~

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!! And look: Crafty Sales!!!

Ok, I know I've been MIA for a while from my blog. But I have great news for all my crafty friends out there! It's Thanksgiving, which means shopping and sales this weekend!

1. MFT Sale:
I saw the email and flipped! 30% off!!! MFT is, by far, one of my favorite stamp companies out there. Totally going to check to this out tonight!

2. Simon Says Stamp Sale:
Again, I saw this in my email and flipped! 30% off!!! Definitely browsing and shopping this weekend!

3. Lil' Inker Designs Sale - Starts Friday:
Smaller stamp company but have lots of great stuff! I have several stamps and die from them. Very clever and punny products. The best thing about this sale is that no code is needed! 

4.  Concord & 9th Sale:
This is a newer stamp company with great products. I only have two stamp sets from them and I like them a lot. Definitely worth checking out. 

Happy shopping crafters!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Detashing: Halloween cards

It's October. This means it's officially fall/pumpkin/apple cider/Halloween time! This is my favorite season: perfect hoodie weather and I can still go outside without getting too hot or cold. Plus, who doesn't love apple-picking-pumpkin-spiced season?

So I went through my scrapbooking supplies and found a bunch of Halloween stuff. I decided to make them all into cards (so that I can clear out some space for other craft things). There's a glimpse of my first batch:


By far, my favorite of this batch is this one:


It's simple and clean. I love the sparkly bat and the color combo! I think it's great for any age, kids or adults.

Challenges entered:
SSS Monday: Halloween
SSS Wednesday: Halloween Inspiration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

First day of fall.... already!?

It's officially fall today. That's crazy; time is flying by so fast! This means that Christmas is just around the corner and it's the start of holiday craft show season. I'm excited, but at the same time, I know how busy I'll get!

Without further to do, I've been doing through my Christmas stash:


That is a small glimpse into my Christmas card box. I told myself that I will update my Etsy this year and really push my online store. That's my goal for the next few months! This also allows me to get many uses out of my stamps and crafty tools. (I love playing with my toys! Who doesn't?!)

Here's one that I really like that I made recently:


This was inspired by the song "White Christmas" (call me old-school, but I love the Frank Sinatra version - so classic and has that warm holiday vibe). I think of this song every time I write a Christmas card. 

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white


I applied some clear wink of stella on the "Merry," so it shimmers when you hold it in the light. So pretty! The ornament gems were randomly picked and adhered using Rangers multi-medium.

Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp: Inspired by Music