Sunday, December 4, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia





Hi everyone and welcome to Advent Calendar Extravaganza. This is the festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here's my card that I created just for this event. I used SugarPea Designs Ginger Snaps set, which is just super adorable, especially because of the one li'l ginger fella who's not happy that someone took a bite of his cute li'l head. So, his buddies are trying to cheer him up. ;)




It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by SugarPea Designs, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Winner will be announce on Taheerah's blog from 1st January onwards.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive Update

Hi all, I am popping in to share a bit of Caring Hearts update. For the US section alone, we have collected 50,287 cards and we still not finish opening & counting all the boxes. Canada, Australia and UK total is around 7600.

This is the pile of packages I got on 11/21 and on 11/23 I got even more than this. So, needless to say we really are working hard behind the scene to get all these cards sort out and packaged for the nursing homes.



I literally spent the whole Thanksgiving week & weekend just working on this (well, outside my full time job , as I do still have to show up at work... hah!). On Friday and Saturday, I had a couple friends showed up and helped me stuffing all the cards into the envelope and packing them.

This pic below is what left after I packed about 50 boxes of large and medium size USPS box.



As you can see, I definitely didn't get to host Thanksgiving dinner. ;) This is basically our dining table, extended to the max. 




That's me with the first batch of 50 boxes. And, we're not even close to finish. Hubby smartly took the pic from long distance as I have no make up and was worn out from the day work.

Due to this overwhelming results, please be patient for the prize winners announcement. We have to make sure all the list completed before we can do the announcement. To all that contribute, thank you, we are working as hard and as fast as we could. Based on previous years results, we didn't expect it to get this big. It's awesome, but it also lots of work, so most likely we won't announce the winners till end of next week. 

Our priority at this time is to get all the packages sort out and get the packages ready to be shipped to the nursing homes. I wish we could email you all one by one to confirm that  I received your packages, but that's just not possible. I mean we probably have close to one thousand people sending in cards (as I say we're still counting). 

Thank you for your patience & understanding. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop



Hi peeps and welcome to a fun collaboration between The Ton and So Suzy Stamps. We are showcasing the styles of both stamp companies and the versatility of the designs of each. Each designer has created fun projects so be sure to hop along to see all the gorgeous inspiration. The hop continues until Wednesday and some of us designers will be creating and posting for each day of the hop. Be sure to follow us and check back the next couple of days to check out our collaboration projects!

Here's my 1st card using So Suzy Line Leaf 3 and part of The Ton Stamps Wild Cherry Blossoms.




I stamped the images repeatedly, colored the leaves with Copic marker and stencil circle around the flower center. Once all the coloring done, I die cut the "Thank You" sentiment from The Ton and layered it 3 times to make it stand out a bit.

I am needing quite a few thank you cards, so my 2nd card is also a thank you card, but this time I used So Suzy Flower Doodle Single with sentiment from The Ton Basic Labels.




The glitter strips are The Ton Adhesive Glitter Paper. I love that I can add glitter with no mess!! Finish the can with some Yellow Belly Sequins.

Giveaways: 
We're giving away $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go! Simply leave a comment on all the blogs by November 24, 11:59PM EST. Winners will be announced on November 25th, just in  time for Black Friday Shopping. :)

I hope you enjoy the hop. Here's a complete list of the hop participants. Thank you for stopping by here.


Effie  
Suzy  
Emily  
Ceal  
Tae Eun  
Vera  <-- you are here

Friday, November 18, 2016

Winner of Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop

Hi peeps! As promise I am announcing the winner of Caring Hearts Card Drive today. I know it's on the late side, but hey, it's still Friday. So, I'm still keeping my promise. ;)

I want to really thank you all for all the support. This blog hop is our most successful one to date and from all of us Caring Hearts we thank you for your support. As of right now, I think we already have about 13,000 cards all around.




Now, the winner of Simon Says Stamp $150 gift card is randomly picked from Wendy Ramlakhan's post: CHERYL ESPIE

Congratulation, Cheryl. Please email me and I'll get your gc code to you ASAP. Thank you gain everyone!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Particularly Amazing

So, this past Sunday, to celebrate World Kindness Day, Jennifer McGuire and I host Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop and all I can say is thank you!! I am humble and grateful for all your support. My email been flooded with question and people expressing interest to contribute.

As of today, I have roughly about 4000 cards on my end alone. I am estimating between all the collection place, we probably have about 7000 cards?? Last year we received over 22,000 cards, so I am hoping this year we'll receive just as much.

Also, if you know any nursing home that would love to receive these cards, please email me at: wirianta@hotmail.com. I will need to know the nursing home name and number of residents. We continuously adding home to our list. Or maybe you know an elderly that live by themselves, have no family? Let's spread kindness to as many places, to as many people, as possible.

Again, from the bottom of my heart: Thank you for being particularly amazing!



I am making this card for Simon Says Stamps Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge as they're an amazing, amazing company that always giving back to their community. 

That's it, I just want to pop in to say thank you and yes, you still have time to leave comment for the blog hop.  :) 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop



Do you know that today is World Kindness Day? I think our world need to really focus on spreading kindness and since Caring Hearts Card Drive is based on love and kindness, we think today it the perfect day to have our 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop.

The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! 

What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you'll join us in supporting the card drive. You still have time to send in your cards. We just need to receive your cards by November 25, 2106. Details for the card drive can be found HERE on my blog & on Jennifer McGuire's Blog

For this hop, I have made 2 cards. First up is a sweet nativity card that I made using SugarPea Designs Let Us Adore Him set combine with Simon Says Stamp Christmas Blessing dies for the sentiment.




Just seeing the smiling baby Jesus makes me happy. I seriously love this set. :)

My next card is a cutesy one that I sure hope will bring a smile to whoever receive it. For this one, I use an oldie Mama Elephant Arctic Penguin and the tree is from Simon Says Stamp Color Me Trees set from Believe in the Season collection.




I love the funky & unique shape of the tree. The way it all wonky make this clean & simple card fun, don't you think? And, one layer card, great for mailing!

Now, no blog hop is complete without a fun giveaway, right? 




Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on here on my blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

Here is the Blog Hop List...

I hope you enjoy this hop and will join our card drive. Every single card counts. Let's share handmade kindness. Let's share kindness period. Let love and kindness be part of our daily life. Have a blessed Sunday everyone.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Hi there crafty peeps! It’s time again for our Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop ! Now that so many of you have our Holiday Release in your hot little hands, our Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!

Here's my card using the cute GingerSnaps set with its matching dies. For the frame I used the frame dies from Birthday Journal Card set.




This ginger snap is my favorite!! He is just too cute!! :)

Now, how would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own? Please visit with each of our design team members and leave a comment for your chance to win! Please check out SugarPea Designs Blog.



Thank you for stopping by here! Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Celebrate The Season

Hi peeps. Quick post. I have one more card featuring the new Stacey Yacula stamp from Purple Onion Designs. Introducing Hope the bunny who loves sledding! 




For the background, I used Snow Day Hill. I simply add some shading to the hill using Copic and of course, a little glitter wouldn't hurt, right? I guess, I have to add sledding to my bucket list of things to try out. Yep, I have never been sledding in my whole life. Now, if only I can convince hubby to take me to a place where it's snowing. ;)

As I said, short one. May your Tuesday be a blessed one.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi peeps. Happy Monday. Today, I want to share a couple cards that I made for Purple Onion Designs. This first card, I shared on Instagram a couple days ago, but I haven't add it here. 




How cute are these singing trio? From left to right: Noel the bear, Snowball the bunny and Spruce the moose. I sure get to practice my coloring with these cute stamps. Next, is another fun card featuring Flurry the snowman and Snow Cap the seal.




While making this card, I am reminded that I needed to do long card more often. It's a fun size to work with.

Now, a quick reminder. You can purchase the complete collection (all 22 stamps) for only $90.00 until Thursday, November 10th. This is more than a 30% saving. All the new stamps is available now on Purple Onion Designs Shop.

Also, don't forget that Caring Hearts Card Drive is in full swing. You have about 3 more weeks to join us and send in your cards. Thank you for all your support for the card drive. Cheers...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Purple Onion Designs Snow Day! Release


Hi peeps! Happy November. I am so excited to share with you the new Stacey Yacula's winter collection for Purple Onion Designs called Snow Day! This collection is chock full of cuteness and adorable critters. Let just say I was pretty giddy when I saw them. :)

Let's get on with it, shall we. From some of the projects that I made for this release, this one featuring Blizzard the husky pup is one my favorite. It's a mini card that pack a dollop of fun. Hah.




How stinkin' cute is Blizzard? My cousin who run a rescue owned several husky and I think she'd be very happy to get some husky related card. Now, if the way the card look above is pretty cute, wait till you pull it out! Peek-a-boo...




And, here's how it looks when you completely pull the tag out. Blizzard the husky in full color. Seriously, this stamp is one of the cutest dog stamp out there. I loveeee dogs and always on the look out for cute dog sets. This... totally love at first sight.




Want to see more card like this one? I recently share a magic slider card just like this on Butterfly Reflections Ink blog HERE.

Now, the Purple Onion Designs team has created some fabulous projects to showcase this new collection, so make sure you check them out. You can find all the link on Purple Onion Designs Blog.

FOR LIMITED TIME:
You can purchase the complete collection (all 22 stamps) for only $90.00 until Thursday, November 10th.  This is more than a 30% saving.
All the new stamps is available now on Purple Onion Designs Shop.

Hope you'll find this collection awesome, cause I do. That's all from me for this beautiful Tuesday. May your November be filled with many things that fill your heart with gratitude. Have a blessed day everyone.


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