Saturday, October 30, 2010

Free Your Creativity

Sigh... the weather in my neck of the wood is sooo pretty today. I usually struggle to wake up early during weekdays, but I have no problem getting up early on weekend. I guess, because I know I can go napping when I want to. Besides, the earlier I wake  up, the more time I'll have to play. :)

As usual, Saturday means new challenge from Wee Memories. This week we are sponsored by the generous Simon Says Stamp with the challenge theme it's "Free Your Creativity", which basically create whatever you want. How easy is that?


For my card I used this adorable penguin from Just Some Lines. Go check out all the awesome creation by the Wee Memories DT here.


Since I am a bit slacking on my 50 cards goal for Caring Hearts Card Drive, I decided to make another card. So far, I made 32, still 18 more to go and only 2 more weeks left for collecting. Have you send in your cards, yet? Better hurry!! :)


That's it for today. I still have to run errand, hmmm.. like getting last minute birthday present for my niece, Maddy who is celebrating her birthday today. She's turning 13! She's tickled pink that she's taller than me now. But, come on, her dad is 6'7, of course she's going to be taller than me. Yeah, she likes to rub it on that she's taller. Love her to pieces though.  Okie dokie... gotta go. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tiddly Inks Blog Candy

Hi peeps. Tiddly Inks has blog candy going on till November 4th. Check it out here.


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Blog Hop Winners

Before we get to the winner announcement, let me go through my cards for today. :) First up, my project for the new challenge from Mami Doodles, which is to create anything but a card. I've decided to  make a goody box / gift card holder. This box can be used for either. It can also hold a set of small cards. Personally, I haven't really decide what I am going to use this for.

I {heart} my Shilhouette when I have project like this. Cutting the box was easy peasy. Here's what I came up with, using Mami Doodles Julia's Present.

Challenges:
Stampavie and More - christmas
Crafty Pad - christmas

Want some more eye candy? Go and check it out here to see all the DT projects.

Next up, is a card I made using TSG78 sketch and  this card is also for Caardvarks decorated inside out challenge.




Now, I know you all wants to know who's the lucky peeps from Caring Hearts Blog Hop. I use the random number generator to pick all the winner.

Winner for the $25 gift certificate to Wplus9 is commenter # 20 from my blog: GIOVANA SMITH

For the Hero Arts prize, the lucky winner is commenter # 44 on Ayana Posadas blog: WINTER

For the goodies from me , the lucky winner is commenter # 27, on Corry's Free 4 Ever blog: REN-YI

Ladies, please email me your information, so I can forward your information to the company that sponsored the blog hops & get your goodies mailed.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT FOR CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE! You're amazing & I am so grateful for all of you. Your kindness & generosity will brighten many people days this holiday season.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How To Train Your Dragon

LOL, how's  that for a blog title? Last night, I finally get to watch How To Train Your Dragon. I've been wanting to watch it since it came out. Don't laugh, but I love it! I thought "Toothless"  the dragon is so cute & adorable. I told you I am such a kid sometime. I love good animation. And How To Train Your Dragon is definitely my favorite animation for this year. Favorite of all time? The Lion King. Cried my eyes the first four times I watched it, when Mufasa,  the dad passed away.

Sigh..., okay don't judge here. LOL, I am not the only one, right, adult that love animation? Well, at least, I know both my brothers & mom love them, too. Even hubby, ended up enjoying watching it last night, eventhough at first he was hesitant to watch it. But, then he saw the amazing graphic & ended up liking it. Besides, he said when Toothess the dragon smile, it looks like our pug, Ollie. Hah! Yeah, definitely would be cool to have pet dragon.

Okay, okay, enough rambling. Here's my card for today. Another Christmas card. Are you sick, yet of seeing Christmas cards? Sorry, but with Caring Hearts Card Drive, all I am making these days are holiday cards. Oh yes, winner for Caring Hearts Blog Hop will be announced tomorrow!!  

Challenges:
CPS - Sketch 190
A Spoonful Of Sugar - die cuts or punches
Fab 'n' Funky - clean and simple
Simon Says Stamp - punches or die cuts

Quick & simple Thanksgiving cards. I do need to make more Thanksgiving cards. Oy..., so many people, so many cards to make, not enough time.

Challenges:
I Did It Creations - anything goes
Marks Finest Paper - die cuts or a punch
No Time To Stamp - thankfulness
That's it for me today, folks. Come back tomorrow to see if you're the lucky winners for the blog hop. Thank you all for stopping by. Hugs!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HA Pairing Up & MyGrafico

Today, I have another Hero Arts Pairing Up card. It's my second wekk of pairing up with Hannah F. Nicole. Our theme for this one is to create a "Thinking of you" card.

This time I am stepping out of my cofort zone a bit. I don't usually do distressing technique too often, but I figure I wouldn't know how much I'd like it or not if I don't try, right? So, based on Jennifer McGuire Thinking Inking class and using CPS 190 sketch, here's what I came up with.



The doggy is from Hero Arts for Silhouette. I am loving cutting shape with the text paper. Someone suggested I should try to sell the die-cut like that (I used the bird shape on my post here). I am tempted, but right now not sure how much time it would take. I haven't post anything on my Etsy shop for more than a year now. What do you think, should I try to sell die cut with text images?

Next, is my card for MyGrafico. This week, the DT get to play with this fun set.


And, here's my pirate/bat owl. LOL, Ii wasn't quite sure what hes costume supposed to be. But, for sun, I made the skull eye patch glittery. Heh... I thought it's more fun if the eye patch all sparkly. Added glitters on the wings, too. Check out all the eye candy from the DT here.


Challenges:
Karber Monthly - Digi stamp & fantasy (halloween, fairies, etc)
Crazy 4 Challenges - halloween
Ellephantastic - halloween

So, have you check out Caring Hearts Blog Hop, yet? Today is the last day to leave comments on all participating blogs to be eligible for prizes. You have till midnight and 3 winners will be announce on Friday! Cheers...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rambling Thoughts

For Caring Hearts Blog Hop please scroll down or click HERE. You have till Wednesday to leave comment to be eligible for prizes :)

During Caring Hearts Blog Hop, what Savitri wrote captured my thought perfectly. Here's what she wrote: "I have a thing for old people, especially little sweet old men, they make me go “awwwwww” and reminds me of my own grandpa. But in general, lot of them just brings a smile to my face. A little squeeze on my arm, a little laugh, home made cookies, whatever… old folks gives me the warm and fuzzies."

That's exactly what I thought & feel about the elderly. I always have soft spot in my heart for kids & the elderly. I love those jovial old folks that greeted you with a warm hug & smile. They remind me so much of my dad, who always have huge smile on his face.

Am I rambling? Sorry, just really want to share what Savitri wrote, since I can so relate to that. Also, another note, Nancy Krueger, one of my HA Flickr friend, has an aunt that run a a non-profit charity called Letters from Home, in which she sends letters to lonely people in retirement homes. Here's a link to the website: http://lettersfromhomeinc.org/ It's kind of like what I am doing with Caring Hearts Card Drive. They don't accept cards, but they do accept donation to help with mailing cost and all. Thought I share the link here if it's something that you'd like to support.

On to cards, shall we? Since, I am working on tons of holiday card, sticking to simple & quick is a must. Here's a quick cards I made using the soon to be released Digital Doodles "Frosty Friend" snowman (you can purchase him starting next week at Two Peas In A Bucket). For this week though, you can win this digi stamp. Check out Kathy Martin's blog here for details and for eye candy from the DT.


Challenges:
Crafty Pad - christmas
Gingerloft - winter
Stamp Something - use something digi

This next set is for Thanksgiving. This turkey from DeNami is one of my favorite! He's sooo cute! 

Challenges:
Marks Finest Paper - die cuts or a punch
Fairy Knoll - fall
Simon Says Stamp - give thanks

Thank you all for stopping by and hope you have an awesome day! Don't forget you have till Friday midnight to enter Wee Memories "Cute Holiday" challenge! Cheers....

Monday, October 25, 2010

You All Rock!!

For Caring Hearts Blog Hop please scroll down or click HERE. :)

Hi peeps! How was your weekend? Did you get to join us for the blog hop? If not, check it out and hop around. You have till thisWednesday to leave comments for chance to win prizes.

As I hopped around to each participants blog, I was overwhelmed with the sense of gratitude. I was in awe of everyone's kindness, generosity, and support. I got pretty emotional as I saw all the beautiful cards, the kind words, and encouragement. I think I got my hubby confused with  my reaction. He's like why did you get teary eyed, you should be happy. LOL, I was happy & thrilled. I was just so touched by everyone's gesture.

I felt like I was going to burst. That's the closest I can define I felt. I was just speechless and feel so thankful. YOU ALL ROCK!! Words, cannot express quite enough how I appreciate each and everyone of you who supported this card drive.

Challenges:
I Did It Creations - anything goes
Marks Finest Paper - die cuts or a punch
No Time To Stamp - thankfulness

I hope many of you enjoy the hop and gain inspirations along the way as well. I am humbled by your support & honored to have you as my peers. This post is for all of you. Thank you!! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

♥ CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP ♥


Welcome to the Caring Hearts blog hop! I'm so glad that you can join us today. A bunch of generous card makers have come together to create for  CARING HEARTS CARD DRIVE .  For those that's not familiar with Caring Hearts Card Drive, our mission is to collect holiday cards (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Holiday Wishes) to be sent to the elderly that lives in nursing homes or care center. There are many prizes for those who send their cards and each card you send will count as one entry. There's no limit on how many you can enter. Click on the link for all  the details for this card drive.

I hope that this hop encourages and inspires you to join the effort. There will be prizes for commenters and participants of the hop that will be randomly chosen, so make sure to hop along to everyone's blog. Since we have so many wonderful participants, you have until midnight (CST) Wednesday, 10/27/10 to leave comments and winners will be announced on Friday, 10/29/10!

Let's talk prizes! I have 3 prizes for 3 winners.

Dawn, the owner of Wplus9 has generously offered a $25 gift certificates to Wplus9 store!

The amazing Jennifer McGuire hooked me up with Hero Arts, who generously donate these 4 sets.


From me, goodies from Cosmo Cricket & October Afternoon.



I have made quite a few cards for this card drive. My goal is to complete at least 50 cards. I am half way there.


Wee Memories, where I am a DT member, has graciously supported this effort & has join forces with Caring Hearts for the hop as well. This first card is for this week Wee Memories "Cute Christmas" challenge, sponsored by Magnolia-licious who is giving a $25 GC to the challenge winner. If you make cute Christmas card for the hop,  then you can enter it to this challenge as well. How 'bout that? :)


Challenges:
Wee Memories - Cute Holiday
Card Patterns - sketch


Challenges:
CPS - sketch #189

Made this one using DeNami adorable penguin stamp. Love them!

Challenges:
2S4Y - sketch
DeNami - Christmas

Quick & simple Holiday/Christmas cards using Lawn Fawn & Papertrey Ink stamp.

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Want more eye candy? Hop on over to the talented Alice Wertz and continue your hop down the list. Some of the participants are offering their own blog candy, so check them out!

THANK YOU to all of you for your amazing & kind support. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.  Let the magic & wonder of holiday season begins early. :)

In case you get lost, here's a complete list of the blog hop participants:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Featured on CARDS

Yay... I just saw my Halloween tag using Marvin the bat is featured on CARDS blog here.


So excited! And my sweet blog friend, Trinh, her tag is also featured. What a great Friday! :)

Happy Friday

Happy Friday! Quick post for today as I have tons of things to do today. Tomorrow, I will have lots of exciting stuff going on here on blog land. 7AM CST time tomorrow is the start of Caring Hearts Blog Hop. We have about 40 amazingly talented & generous card maker involve, so get ready to see some awesome eye candy & blog candy of course. :)

On to my cards for today. I've been wanting to share this card that I made a couple weeks ago. I made this card for Susan Opel to congratulate her on her promotion. Have to say, this bird on a branch is one of my favorite shape from Silhouette. It just sooo pretty. I love the way this card turned out. CAS and pretty.

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Wild Orchid - pastels

Another quick card. This will go to Caring Hearts Card Drive. I think I have about 20 cards completed to so far for this drive. My goal is at least 50 cards.

Challenges:
Delightful Challenges - christmas

Also, a quick reminder. You still have time till midnight tonight to enter Wee Memories "Celebrate Good Time" challenge sponsored by Scor-Pal. Awesome prize for this week. :)

Thank you all for stopping by and cannot wait to see you tomorrow at the blog hop! Hugs!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Hi peeps! Have great news to share, but since it's a long story, let mepost my card first. LOL, that way anyone who's not interested to read  my story don't have to suffer reading the long post. Hah.

This week, at Paper Play Challenge the challenge is to create a project using ORANGE, OLIVE GREEN & BLUE colors. Please check out all the DT fabulous projects for more inspirations.




Anyway, on to my great news. Peeps..., after many weeks of stressing out, I finally got my ticket to Jakarta! I'm going home for Christmas! Yippie kay yei!  :)

I've been stressing out about being able to go home or not. I've been watching the price going up for weeks and with sinking heart, I thought, how am I going to do this. I want to be home for Christmas so badly & I miss my mom, my brothers so much. I kept praying, please let there be a miracle or computer glitch or glitch on the airline system, where maybe they posted the wrong price & I get to buy the ticket at that price.

Yes, I pray for computer glitch. I was desperate. :) Tuesday evening, as I pray hard while checking the price, I saw the price drop to what I can afford, for the day I need. The thing is because of work, I don't have flexible date on when I can go. I can only go during the slowest work time & also it had to be unpaid time off. So, good price was a must.

My mom is the type that always put others before her. She kept saying, honey don't worry, if you can't come home, that's okay, I understand. I am okay, don't worry. But, the truth came out when I called her and let her know I am coming home for sure. She was like, "I can't wait to hug you again!" Simple words, but to me so powerful. I can only imagine how hard it is to be so far away from your child. It's hard fo rme not to be able to touch her or hug her.

I cried and later I told hubby, to hear her joy, it's so worth it whatever stress I went through. Time with family is priceless. I mean, even as I  type this, my heart just filled with so much love. I am thankful  to have a husband who's so supportive & loving. Not both of us can go and we'd have to be away from each other for Christmas, but he knows how much I have missed my home and he encourage me to go because he knows this is important for me.

Not only I am home for Christmas, I will also get to celebrate my mom's birthday with her. Joy, joy, joy!

Thank you to all of you who's been so kind and encouraging when I was down. Your thoughtfulness means so much  to me and that's why I want to share this news with  you all. If you read this all, thank you even more for caring. :) Thanks for everything. I have the best blogging friends. Cheers!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HA Pairing Up & Simon Says Stamp

Today, I have quite a few cards to share with you. I started another Hero Arts pairing up challenge. This time I am pairing up with Hannah F. Nicole. And our theme for this week is thank you card. I have quite a few people to thank lately, so this theme is perfect.   You can check out Hannah's card here.

                

Next...., I am super duper delighted to be sharing my card at Simon Says Stamp Challenge for this week. They are kindly supporting Caring Hearts Card Drive and dedicated this week challenge to the cause.

For my card, I used this tree from Hero Arts. I love this stamp from the moment I saw it. You can color it for any season. The litle turkey is from Denami Design, one of the stamp that I received from Susan Opel (Paper Crafts). Thank you, Susan!

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - fall or autumn

Here's my second card. I haven't use much kraft paper. At first, I wasn't sure if I like it, but I think it starts to grow on me.



And, last card. On this one, I actually covered all the leaves with diamond glaze, added bakers twine and popped the turkey.


I do this card drive simply because I believe that everybody should have something that make them happy during the holiday. And it's been such a joyful experience  for me, too and I've always wanted to do something meaningful for kids and the elderly. Jennifer McGuire inspires me with her Cards for Kids (I do have several cards for this waiting to be mail out), so with both card drive I get to support cause that close to my heart.

And, what amazes me & warms my heart is the support from the card makers and blogging friends. Every time someone emailed me saying they want to participate, I am filled with so much gratitude. I am in awe of everyone's kindness.

Oh yes, if you have some extra cards for kids, please consider mailing some for Logan & Bekah. They have "Spina Bifida" and you can read about them here.

Wanna share your love of card making and make other people happy? Then, join us for Caring Hearts Card Drive. We also going to have Caring Hearts Blog Hop this Saturday, 10/23/10. You have till Thursday evening to email me if you want to join the blog hop. Thank you so much for stopping by here. I appreciate all your supports and your thoughtful comments truly brighten my day. Hugs!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pink

Pink, pink, pink! That's my theme for today. :) Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Digital Doodles dedicated this week challenge with pink theme. For my card, I used Digital Doodles Home Sweet Home, Banner Bird, and Song Bird.

Challenges:
Wild Orchid - pastels
Corrosive Challenges - no white paper
Penny's Paper-Crafty - so long as it flies

This card is for my mom. My family & home in Jakarta has been in my mind a lot lately, so this card kind of symbolized that. The bird flying with the banner is me wanting to fly home.

I've been searching for good ticket price for weeks now. The ticket could be reasonable, but once they added the tax, that's where it goes crazy. Seriously, the tax is 1/3 of the ticket price. Still praying for some miracle that I can find one good deal, so I can be home for Christmas. I haven't been able to come home during Christmas since 1997. Sigh... the downfall of living on the other side of the world.

Don't forget to check out all the Digital Doodles DT projects here! Also, if you want to sign up for Caring Hearts Blog Hop this Saturday, 10/23/10, please email me you name & blog address. There's $25 GC prize from Wplus9 stamp company!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MyGrafico currently hosting a Halloween Giveaway. Check it out:

Caring Hearts Blog Hop Detail

Hi peeps! How was your weekend? Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was busy making a bunch of cards. This week is a busy week for Caring Hearts Card Drive. First, I am delighted with the cards that I've been receiving. You gals are so wonderful & I appreciated all your cards.

Second, on Wednesday, Simon Says Stamp will have their weekly challenge dedicated to this. You know they always have good prizes. Hope you will join their challenge and you can win prize from them & when you mail you cards out to me, I will add your name to  the piles of entry for the many prizes we have for the card drive.



And third, in case you miss my announcement for CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP , we will be doing a blog hop this Saturday, 10/23/10. Sign up to join by sending an email to wirianta@hotmail.com with the subject line "Caring Hearts Blog Hop". (Deadline to sign up: October 21st) In your email, please include your first and last name and the link to your blog. Please note: by sending this email, you are committing to posting your blog hop creation on October 23, 7 AM, CST.

Dawn, owner of  Wplus9 Design Studio, LLC has offered to donate a prize for the hop. $25 gift certificate to Wplus9.

The blog hop starts on October 23rd at 7 AM, CST. However, you have until October 24, 11:59 CST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for prize). Feel free to copy & post the blog hop logo to your blog. If you want to invite your friends to join, that'll be great. The more the merrier. :)


Now, on to my card for today, which I made for Moxie Fab World Perfectly Placed Pleat Challenge .



As you know, lately I've been playing with vellum a lot and that's what I used for this challenge. The banner & the grass were made using pleated vellum. For the banner, I pleated the vellum, glued, stamp it & then fussy cut it. With the grass, I only pleat & glue it, then free hand cut the grass. For the tree I used regular patterned paper, also pleated. Then added some blings.

I am happy that lately I've been able to use a lot of my scraps. I have 5 full boxes of scraps. So, I need to use them up!

Thank you for stopping by here and I hope you will join me on the blog hop. Have a great week, everyone!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Caring Hearts Blog Hop Sign Up

Yay... weekend! And we have such gorgeous weather here. I truly {heart} this awesome weather. Not hot, not cold, just perfect. So nice to just chill out outside with a good book & the doggie s.

On to my card for Wee Memories "CELEBRATION" challenge.



This week we are sponsored by Scor Pal and all you need to do is create any card with celebration theme. From birthday, Christmas, anything celebration related count. For my card, I chose Christmas. Not your typical Christmas color & the sketch is from 2S4Y sketch 63.


You can check out all  the DT gals awesome cards at Wee Memories blog.

CARING HEARTS BLOG HOP 10/23/10

Now, it's only a month away from Caring Hearts Card Drive dateline. I am thinking of doing a blog hop to help spread the words and get the card drive going in full force. In return you get more traffic to your blog as well and have an entry for the card drive prizes.  To join the hop, all you need to do is make Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Holiday card. If you want to join, please email me: wirianta@hotmail.com, your name & your blog address by 10/21/10. 

I hope you will join me. Any question just email me. Thanks so much and enjoy your weekend! Cheers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mami Doodles & Caring Hearts Card Drive

Today is Mami Doodles day. We have new "CHRISTMAS" challenge for you and this new challenge is in support of Caring Hearts Card Drive. Elisa (creator of Mami Doodles) has many cute winter, Christmas or winter images and she's also one of the sponsor for the card drive.

There are many prizes for the card drive, from Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Paper Crafts, etc., and many, many others. Please consider joining in and you have till November 15 to mail in the cards. You can send Thankgiving, Christmas or Holidays wishes. The mission of this card drive is simply to brighten other people's holiday through the simple gesture of thoughtfulness.

I chose to focus on the elderly in nursing homes or care center in honor of my parents & grandparents. They didn't live in nursing homes, but they did feel the loneliness now & then. For that matter, I feel the loneliness each holiday simply because I am away from my mom & my brothers. My thought is I have my husband, in-laws, friends around me and I can feel the loneliness, the elderly in  the nursing homes most likely feel it even more. Nothing can ever replace being with your family or being at your own place.

The result of this thought is the card drive. We make cards almost every day, why not share our love for card making to cheer others, even if they're strangers to us, right? :)



This long card is inspired by Tanis' card from Caardvark's DT. I love this long shape. It's fun  to break away from the typical card shape once in a while.

This weekend I plan on making more cards for the card drive. I got some new Thanksgiving stamp, so will be working on that. Before I go, here's a cutie patootie Halloween tag I made for my niece. Love the spider web! :)


Challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio - fall theme
Creative Cottage - halloween
Stampin' Royalty - halloween
Karber Weekly - digi stamp & halloween

Thank you all for stopping by and have a blessed Friday. Cheers!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hero Arts Pairing Final Week

This week, I am off duty on Paper Play challenge, but they do have new challenge. Check out details for
the new challenge here.

Today is the last week of my Hero Arts pairing up challenge with Joy & Robin.  This week, Joy chose one of my card for inspiration. Here's the card that Joy picked.


And, here's the new card that I created. I love the wild flowers & the gradient colors on the background of the card above and that's what I re-created on this new card, although this time I used mainly yellow & orange colors.


Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - fall colors
Paper Playtime - use orange as the main color
Stamps R Us  - all nature theme
Paper Sundaes - change of seasons

You can check out Joy's card here and Robyn's card here. A huge, big thank you to Joy and Robin for joining me on this fun challenge! You both are so amazing & talented! I enjoyed our pairing up very much.

And, just for fun, I have another card to share. I've been busy. Have lots of Christmas cards to do. Some for family and friends and some for Caring Hearts Card Drive. Please, consider in joining the card drive. We make so many cards every week, even just one or two cards will do. Every single card counts. This one inspired by 2S4Y sketch 63.



Edited to add: Yay, just found out that my Halloween Decor here made the Top 3 at Incy Wincy Designs here. Thank you everyone for stopping by. I really appreciate your support & your sweet comments always make my day brighter! Cheers...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Wednesday

Happy hump day! Which means, time for MyGrafico challenge. This week their challenge is "ANYTHING GOES". The DT glas get to play with Sarah Paris Clocks & Watches stamps & Crosshatched paper from Woofy World. 

For my card, I keep it CAS. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Challenges:
Craftalicious - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - use digi stamps / paper
Create4fun - use a digital stamp

You can check out all the DT creations here. I also have another quick card to share. Made this a while back and I don't think I ever share it here. It's using the samp from one of my favorite, favorite stamp company, Lawn Fawn. Every time, I look at this typewriter stamp, it makes me wants to get an antique typewriter for display for my scrapbook room.

I love the old school typewriter, for me it evokes such sentimental feeling. LOL, back in my elementary school days, I used to use them to type school projects. And, I think they look cool.


Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 of something  (I used 3 stamps)
Daring Cardmakers - office theme

Thank you all for stopping by and I cannot wait for the weekend already. Have so many stamping ideas swirling in my head, would be nice to be able to work on some of them. Hugs. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Digital Doodles Day

Hm... I sure get my Christmas card making an early start this year. New record for me. Hah... I usually don't start on them till it's December. But, I am planning on putting lots of my cards for Caring Hearts Card Drive. One of the nursing homes has 150 residents and I am not sure how many card we will receive through the card drives, yet, so I better get busy, right?

And, yesterday did feel almost like Christmas for me with all the goodies that I received in the mail. :) I never thought I'd need that many Christmas stamps, but for this year alone, I think I have ordered at least 6 different stamps (a couple of them are sets) and still probably end up with more. Sigh... too many cute stamps.

To continue with the Christmas theme, today, I have a second round of Digital Doodles 'Night Before Christmas'. For this card, I used Hero Arts Friends definition digi stamp to paper pieced the stocking. Love the way this color combo turned out. So sweet looking.


For a bit of fun, I added wiggly eye on the mose. Love it's curly tail. For the scallop on the stocking, I used Martha Stewart double scallop on vellum paper. Yep... I've been playing with vellum a lot lately.

Check out all the Digital Doodles DT amazingly creative creations here. These girls are so talented and I am so honored to be working with them. Enjoy your day!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Holiday Greeting Cards

I came home from work to piles of happy mail. I received the goodie box from Susan's World Card Making Day giveaway (which also include prizes for Caring Hearts Card Drive) and my order from Lawn Fawn. I was like a kid at candy store. Squealing like crazy.

As soon as I saw the Lawn Fawn stamps , I know I have to play right away. Can't... resist... cute.. stuff!

I  made 3 quick cards that are simple and easy to do. And, story of my life, I have to make a last minute post, so I can enter these cards for Moxie Fab Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge. Dateline for the challenge... hmm... tonight.

So, here you go.




Those Papertrey Ink text impression plate that I used to embossed the background is definitely one of my favorite tool at the moment. You truly can use it for any occasion. I was going to mix this "Bows & Holly" set with "Critters in the Burb" set. Except, I can't find them. I spent a good half hour just looking for them. Oh well. And... here's another Christmas card.

This one I actually made it last week, using Papertrey Ink stuff, just totally forgot to post it. Entering this for Moxie Fab Jolly Holiday Greeting challenge & FTL 111.



Okie dokie, that's it for tonight's post. Hopeyou like the cards and thank you for swinging by here. have a great evening. Nighty night...

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