Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friends Are Like Flower

It's official. I am joining the Crafter's Companion DT and my 1st tutorial on how to make this card is up on Crafter's Companion UK Blog.




Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Love Letters

TGIF! I am so ready for the weekend. I have quite a few assignments to finish, so hoping that this weekend I can accomplish that.

For today, I want to share this love letters card I made using SugarPea Designs Special Delivery set and Sugar Cuts Notched Heart Journal Card.




For a bit of glitter, I added a dab of Diamond sticklers to the hearts on the envelopes. Super quick & simple. SugarPea Designs new release will starts on March 9, so stay tune as we'll be releasing lots of amazing dies & super cute stamp sets. You don't want to miss it.

Let's close this post with a fun announcement. Starting in March, I am joining the amazing Crafter's Companion DT. I am still pinching myself that they asked me to join.You can see the announcement on HERE. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Crafter's Companion is a pretty big company. And, whenever a company inviting me to design for them, I often feel there's more pressure or expectation to do great compare to if I apply for it. Hopefully, I meet that expectation. Here's to new adventure. :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 16

Happy Thursday, peeps. Today, we have new MFT color challenge. 



I have to admit, I kind of struggle with this color challenge a bit. Finally, I decided to approach it from coloring aspect, instead of from the cardstock color. And, yep, it' another card showing my love for bunnies. Seriously, Torico is fabulous at designing adorable sets.

BTW, hint... hint... Torico has designed some fabulous, super cute set for MFT March release. Stay tune and make sure you follow MFT blog and on Facebook, so you won't miss March festivities!!

Here's a peek of my card for Color Challenge 16. Simply click on the link to see the full view of the card.




That's all from me today. Tomorrow I'll be sharing some SugarPea Designs love. See you then.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bunny & Tulips

I am definitely not made for cold weather. Hah... I am a wimp when it comes to cold weather. You know, winter in Texas is nothing compare to winter in the North East. But, for this girl who came from a tropical country, our Texas winter is cold enough. ;)

And, yep, all those chilly weather makes me yearn for spring, for pretty colors. And, cute bunnies. I don't know about you, but I associate bunnies with spring. Jut for fun, I made this "Shake It Off" shaker card.



I am a big fan of Taylor Swift and yes, I love her Shake It Off song. I thought this bunny showing her cutie patootie tail totally perfect for the message. :)

And, like I told you, I am in a roll for spring. Before I show a peek of my super springy card, here's a look at the new MFT sketch.




And..... here's a peek of my card for this sketch. To see the full card please go to MFT Card Challenges Blog. BTW, I am pretty darn proud of my interpretation of the sketch.




Thank you for swinging by here and I hope these cards brings some spring cheers to your day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Birthday Bakery

What I love about my family is how we support each other. A few years back, my SIL in Indonesia who worked at big corporation, took a leap of faith by quitting her job and pursue her passion. She loves baking and making cookies, cake, etc.

Well, long story short, everybody pitched in on this effort. Her hubby, Jeff, who's my older brother, provided the appliances, my younger brother, Jerry designed her logo, business supplies, etc. My mom help with packaging, etc. My other SIL help with promotion. Oh yes, they also have the job of being taster/food critique. A job that I am very jealous of. Hah! As for me, I provide the cards for all her order.

I love the fact that my cards being put to good use all the way on the other side of the world. Every time someone goes back home, I'd packed in a bundle of cards for my SIL.

So, I am always on the look out for fun stamp, especially those with cupcake or bakery related item. Like this stamp from Purple Onion Designs. I knew I have to have it just for my SIL.




This card is totally CAS, but I just love the way it turned out. It feels very modern because of all the white space.

Wanna see a sample of cupcake that my talented SIL made? Here's my birthday cupcakes from last year. Yep, I took them back all  the way from Indonesia. LOL, I couldn't bear to eat the pug topping. I ate the cupcake, but save these topping. So, yeah... my pug collection including 2 cupcake topping in the freezer. 


Eli, the model for the cupcake. ;)

Well, that's a peek into our family dynamic. Hope you enjoy today's post. I'll see you tomorrow with new MFT sketch challenge!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cleaning Mode

Hi folks. Happy Monday. My Monday starts with dreary weather, but hey, I am not complaining. At least I am not snow in and freezing.I'll take gloomy over freezing. Hubby always joke that I won't survive living in Michigan (where he used to live) and I always say that's why I live in Texas and not in Michigan. :)

Yesterday,we actually have a pretty weather that we decided to treat the doggies by taking them to the dog park. They had a blast as lucky for us there were 3 super playful big puppies when we were there and a bunch of other dogs. The big puppies are so adorable, that now hubby thinks we should get a big dog as well. Hm... yeah, I don't think that's gonna happen, considering our yard size.

Anyway, besides entertaining the doggies, I did finished several cards. Lately, I am slowly getting back into watercoloring. Like this card I made for Purple Onion Designs.




I have lots of coloring practice to do. Whether it's watercoloring, marker or pencil coloring. And, considering the amount of assignments I have ahead of me, I don't think I will have any shortage of stuff to practice on. 

By the way, another thing that I am super excited about, I found this new Norwex, chemical free cleaning products. I know, who would have thought I could be excited over cleaning stuff! But, seriously, I am over the moon by the fact that I can clean well using a special cloth & water (no more gag inducing cleaning spray). I literally walk around my house trying to find more stuff to clean since my order came in.

If you have followed me for a while, you know I've been making my own cleaning stuff. But, this is so much easier and cleans really well. I am currently hosting an online Norwex party. If you'd like to check it out, you can click here: Vera's Norwex Online Party or I could send you the invitation through FB. If you join my FB party, you could also win freebies. So, leave me a comment here and let me know if you're interested. Thanks so much!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Belated Chinese New Year

Hello there. Whoopsy, things were piling up on me a bit and I missed blogging for a few days. And, to all my family and friends that celebrated the Chinese New Year, happy belated New Year! I celebrated long distance by face timing with my mom, brother & SIL.

In case you didn't know, this past Thursday we enter year of the goat. Random fact. ;) I have to say that besides Christmas and birthdays, I miss celebrating the Chinese New Year. I miss the  tradition of going to the temple with my family in the morning of the new year. I miss the midnight prayer. I have always love those moments and now that I am older, I appreciate those moments even more.

On the new year day itself, I went out to lunch with my cousin and that's about it. No big celebration. Sigh... The downfall of being away from my main family. However, my family always make sure I don't feel left out and they sent me quite a few pictures. Gahhh... my niece... she melts my heart. Here's some pics of her doing the greeting for the new year.


                                     


The Wirianta's family.

And, yes, on this side of the world, on that day I was wearing red as well. Here's to a prosperous year filled with good health and many blessings. :)

Now, let's get on to card shall we. I have this card for i {heart} papers that I want to share.
i {heart} papers supplies: Wplus9 Spring Blooms,
Technique Tuesday AE Loving Words

As you know the store is closing and Saturday, February 28th would be the final day. Everything in the store is 65% off and whatever not sold, Kate will donate the to charity. There's still a few stamps and misc. items left. Hurry if you want to score some good deals before it all goes away. I will totally miss ihp.

Well, that's all for me for this Sunday. Hoping to catch a movie and watch the Oscar  later today. Enjoy your Sunday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Somebunny Is Sending You Hug

** This is my 2nd post for today. For SugarPea Designs post please scroll down or click HERE. **

I am back! What can I say, I have more cuteness to share with you all. Elephant, penguin, and now bunnies, I love them all. Told you, I love cute stuff. Hah!

I love practicing no line coloring with these sweet bunnies. And, I am glad I got this clip board dies (it's from MFT Background #15).




Isn't the clip board look is so fun? Now, with it being Wednesday, you know it... we also have a new MFT sketch challenge. Here's the sketch:



And, here's a peek of my card. To see the full card please check out MFT Card Challenge Blog




Looking forward to checking out your project for this challenge!

SugarPea Shake That Thing



Right now, shaker card popularity is well on the rise. And, I have to admit, they are pretty fun to make! Besides, who doesn't love getting card that they can shake for fun, right? So, for SugarPea Designs latest challenge we want you to get into the shaker trend as well.

Here's my shaker card:



And, here's the close up of the penguin. 




I've been a bit obsessed with this cutie patootie, haven't I? Don't you worry, come March, I'll have new obsession, because hint... hint... SugarPea new release for March is full of cuteness! Let just say, I squeal big time when I saw them. New obsession coming up! So, stay tune and you'll see what I mean. :)

I hope you will play along with us. You can enter your card HERE. Be back a bit later with new MFT challenge.






Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Elephant Love

I grew up in a family that loves animals. My brother had a collection of encyclopedia that teach about animals. I remember that I love browsing and reading about them and in fact as a kid, I never got into dolls, I always to this day prefer cuddly, cute stuff animals. 

That love for animals still continue to this day. I support all kind of animal rescue group and I also love collecting animal related knick knacks. I have weaknesses toward those. My favorites are the giraffe, bunnies and elephant. I think my Pinterest board also reflect that. 

So, needless to say when I saw Wplus9 Unforgettable set featuring some super cute elephant, it was love at first sight! I really wish I could do watercolor the way Dawn Woleslagle do. The way she does her cards are simply amazing.




I think I spent more time looking at this set than actually playing with it. Hah... I was having some creative moment trouble. Sometime we all just went through that creative slump, huh. I only manage 1 card so far with this set, but I can tell you that this set has become one of my favorite set because of it's cuteness.

I love elephant. I think they are very smart, family oriented animals. The way they protect one another and the way they protect their babies totally amaze me. I love elephant. Wait... I said that already, right? 

Well, that's it for me today. Be back tomorrow with new MFT sketch challenge. Stay tune!


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