Hi peeps! Thank you so much for making Lawn Fawn Hearts Card For Kids Blog Hop a success! I had lots of fun hopping around and really appreciate all the supports & all the sweet comments.
Today I feel like rambling. Hope you don't mind. I was in reflective mood after remembering that my former country, Indonesia just celebrated their 65th Independence Day a couple days ago. I've been in the States for 15 years and I have become a US citizen, but I don't forget my root. I am 3rd generation Chinese, who was born & raised in Indonesia. In reflection, I am grateful for my upbringing in Indonesia. It definitely shaped who I am today & make me so appreciate of my life in the States now.
My parents themselves were raised in Indonesia & Dutch cultures. My mom lived in Holland for several year & to this day cannot speak proper Indonesian. LOL. But, she speaks Dutch & English to perfection. So, I grew up with mix cultures to start with. Growing up, I used to hear 3 languages at home, Dutch (my parents used this when they didn't want us to know what they're saying, although I do understand the word crazy and that meant they're talking about us, the kids), English, & Indonesian. With other family members, I also hear Chinese (unfortunately, as much as I love learning languages, I only know how to count 1-100 in Chinese).
I am very grateful for my life now in the States. Love the freedom & the independence I have. All these mix cultures mold me and I am thankful that I have the best of both world, East & West. I hold the positive things from each culture and hope I can continue & pass them to my kids when I have them someday down the road. I love each culture dearly. And in my heart, I have 2 homes, Indonesia & the States. Just grateful at how lucky I am! :)
OK, enough chit chat. On to today's cards. First up is my card for Paper Play Challenge. This week challenge is PINK, PINK, PINK! I used Tiddly Ink princess again as I just love her. Covered her skirts with lots of glitters. Come on, princess have to have some glitters, right?
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I used my new Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 10 to frame it. Loved it big time! Also entering this card for:
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
My Time To Craft - glitter and glitz
Wild Orchid (2 weeks) - one for the girls
Next, is my favorite owl for Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge 21 "ANYTHING GOES". I decided my owl gonna be funky, bright & colorful. Again, I'm using the Nestie Label 10 to frame the owl. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. Sorry for the way the picture look, somehow when I photograph anything yellow, it comes out a bit funky. Note to self, look for photography tent this weekend!
Phew, this week has been crazy busy for me. I think tonight I'll take a break for card making & just chill. And reminder, you have till Friday to enter Wee Memories button, brads or bling challenge!! Hope your Thursday is great and I am looking forward to your creations! Ciaoo....