Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sending Hugs Li'l Monkey

Hi everyone! I am up on Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today with this fun slider card featuring this cheeky li'l fella. Check it out will you. I think you'll like it. :)





Enjoy your weekend. Cheers...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Trick or Treat

Hi peeps. How's your Friday going. I am popping in for a quick post to share this fun Halloween card that I made for Purple Onion Designs Acorn Trail mini release.



For this card, I used Trouble (the bat), Spook (the owl) and Scary (the rabbit). To create the moon, I simply create a mask and fill it with ink. The glittery strip of paper on the bottom is from The Ton stamps.

Also.... be ready for our holiday release. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Purple Onion Designs will be releasing Stacey Yacula's Snowy Day collection (be ready for cuteness overload!!) and I have made create several fun projects for this. So stay tune and come back next week to check it out. Cheers....

Friday, October 21, 2016

Let's Celebrate

Purple Onion Designs is releasing 4 new Stacey Yacula stamps for fall/Halloween, called Acorn Trail collection, available for purchase at Purple Onion Designs now.

Today, I am sharing one of the card I made using this collection. I used Nutmeg - Autumn Owl to create this fun fall celebration card.





I seriously love Stacey Yacula's designs. I followed her on Instagram and she just has the cutest & cozy designs.

Another reason, I have to celebrate, hubby and I are getting closer to reaching our dream of building our own home. We work for construction company and we finally got a spot for our townhome. We're submitting the plan for permit and cross fingers before the end of the year we'll break ground!! We're pretty darn excited for this as once our house done, it means we no longer have to do long commute from the suburb.

And, yay for cooler weather! We finally have fall weather here in Houston. Happy Friday, y'all!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Believe In The Season

Hi peeps! Am popping in to share a couple cards for Simon Says Stamps Believe In The Season new release. 

I received Color Me Trees set and boy, oh boy, they're so fun to color! They're perfect for my pile of Caring Hearts cards. Here's my 1st card using the tree that makes me think of stained glass.



It took me almost an hour to color all 3 trees, but I didn't mind. It was therapeutic, relaxing and most important, I love the end results.

Next, I played with this tree that totally reminds me of the kind of doodling that I used to make when I was in college and feeling bored. Hah!!




Now, the finishing touch is the shimmer. On both card, I covered the trees with shimmer marker. Here's a close up look of the card and you can see the pretty shimmer.




Pretty, isn't it? I can't wait to browse around and see all the fun sets from this release. That's all from me today and I hope you enjoy both cards. Cheers....

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sending Hedgehug

Hi peeps. I am up on Butterfly Reflections Ink today. Here's a peek of my card. To see the full card (and I promise it's worth the trouble), please click HERE.



Friday, October 14, 2016

SugarPea Designs Holiday Sweet Peek Release Day

Hi sweet peeps! Welcome to the final day of our Holiday Product Release! The day we have all been waiting for is finally here! Do you have your shopping list ready? Tonight at 6PM EST will be your chance to be one of the FIRST to get to play with all of the amazing paper crafting goodness that we are offering up this month!!! But while we wait for those hours to tick by we have a little more to share with you today.

Here's my card using the fun Sugar Cut - Beautiful Bauble Tag & For You Tag mix with the cutie from Ginger Snaps set and sentiment from Seasons Greetings set (which is our sweet incentive set).





GIVEAWAY
Would you like to win the Seasons Greetings stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on SugarPea Design blog. It’s that easy! Winners during our Fall Product Release will be announced on Sunday, October 16th.

HOP ALONG
Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.






Thursday, October 13, 2016

SugarPea Designs Holiday Sweet Peek Day 4

Hi peeps! Welcome to day 4 of SugarPea Design sweet peek. I hope you've been enjoying the festivities. Today, we're introducing O Christmas Tree set.

This is such a fun & lovely set. Here's my card using the pretty sentiment from the set along with the patterned paper from Holiday Paper Pack collection & the envelopes from Caring Hearts set:





The font on this sentiment is just so pretty that it pretty much shine on its own, don't you think?

Now, how would you like to win the O Christmas Tree stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog. It's THAT easy! You have till midnight Saturday, October 15th! Winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, October 16th.

Check out the sweet peas creation using the products we are introducing today. Visit each of their blogs and leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. Visit the SPD blog for details and for a list of participating designers.

Hope you enjoy today's cards and come back tomorrow for our release hop!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SugarPea Designs Holiday Sweet Peek Day 3

Hi peeps! Welcome to day 3 of SugarPea Design sweet peek. I hope you've been enjoying the festivities. Today, we're introducing a super cute set, called Ginger Snaps.

It is seriously adorable set! Here's my card:




I have to giggle when I saw this cute gingerbread all mad because someone bit him. His expression is just too cute!

Now, I am sure you'd like a chance to win the Ginger Snaps stamp set, right? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog. It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, October 16th.

Check out the sweet peas creation using the products we are introducing today. Visit each of their blogs and leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. Visit the SPD blog for details and for a list of participating designers.

Hope you enjoy today's cards and come back tomorrow for more sweet peeks!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SugarPea Designs Holiday Sweet Peek Day 2

Hi peeps! Welcome to day 2 of SugarPea Designs holiday sneak peek! Today we're introducing Sugar Cut Nativity Scene, Come Let Us Adore set along with its matching dies.

Without further delay, here's my card for today using Come Let Us Adore set.



I have to say, I love, love, love the cow on this set. I think it has the cutest & sweetest face. This set is pretty versatile as you can use the critters for every day cards.

Now, how would you like to win the Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog by midnight Saturday, October 15th. It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, October 16th.

The sweet peas team has created some fun inspiration for you using the products we are introducing today. Visit each of their blogs and leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. Visit the SPD blog for details and for a list of participating designers.

Thanks for stopping by here today and see you tomorrow with more new goodies. :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

SugarPea Designs Holiday Sweet Peek Day 1



Hi peeps! It's time for SugarPea Designs sneak peek! With holiday season just around the corner, we are excited to introduce you to our 2016 Holiday Product Release.

Please join us over the next 5 days as we share Sweet Peeks for the 12 NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, October 14th, at 6PM ET in the SPD Store. And, as always, we have FIVE giveaways that you can enter!

Without further delay, here's my card for today.




I used one of the Santa from the new
Here Comes Santa Claus, patterned paper from Holiday Patterned Paper Pad along with the pug from Caring Critters set that was just released a couple weeks ago.

Now, how would you like to win the Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog by midnight Saturday, October 15th. It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, October 16th.

The sweet peas team has created some fun inspiration for you using the products we are introducing today. Visit each of their blogs and leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. Visit the SPD blog for details and for a list of participating designers.

Thanks for stopping by here today and see you tomorrow with more new goodies. :)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Hop Winner

Hi peeps. Sorry, I am a day late in announcing the winner from SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release Hop. Yesterday just ran from me.

Without further delay.... here's the winner of $25 gift certificate to SugarPea Designs store:

From random comment left on Amy Kolling's blog: JEANNE JORDAN

Congratulations, Jeanne. Jeanne, please email me and I;ll get you the gc code right away. Thank you to everyone for your participation. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Appreciate You So Much

I am a fan of interactive cards. So, when I saw that Online Card Classes offering Wild Card class, I just have to sign up.

My card today is implementing the lesson from day 2 on making slider card. Here's what the card looks like when you slide out the insert.




Here's how it looks with the slider in. Pretty clean & simple.




Then you pull out the slider & tadaaa.... it becomes a much happier card. ;)




I don't make slider card often, but after this, I think I should do it more often. :) Don't forget that you still have time till tomorrow to leave comment on SugarPea Designs Caring Hearts Special Release Hop HERE. That's all from me today. And, for everyone in Florida coast, please stay safe.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Christmas Monkey

Hi everyone. I just want to pop in real quick to share this fun Christmas card I made for Caring Hearts Card Drive using the Caring Critters set that SugarPea Designs made specially for the card drive.

That's the beauty of these sets SPD made for Caring Heart, they really focus on kindness and can be used throughout the year. Yet, they can easily be transformed into Christmas card by combining them with Christmas stamp set. 




I simply combined the monkey with SPD Funky Wreath - All Seasons, added some red berries and sentiment, voila.... from every day monkey, he becomes Christmas monkey. Hah!! My Christmas monkey is swinging on a wreath carrying card to brighten someone's day.

Now, don't forget, you can win this set along with the other 2 Caring Hearts sets simply by leaving comment on my blog post HERE and also on SugarPea Designs blog post HERE by tomorrow (October 7, 2016). Good luck!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016


Hi all. We are back for the 7th year for our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. The purpose of our card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. I started this card drive 7 years ago, in 2010 in honor of my mom's request. That first year, we collected 750 cards. And each year it continue to grow bigger. Last year we received over 22,000 cards and distribute the cards to over 100 nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia.

Jennifer McGuire and I are excited to continue bringing holiday cheers to many nursing homes. This year, we are branching out to the United Kingdom and this will allow us to start distributing in UK/Europe.

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone still thinking of them.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? Some helpful people already agree to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.


IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • This card drive will be going on from October 1 to November 25, 2016. We need to receive your card by November 25, 2015.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from (inside the card). 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently
  • Please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • This is totally optional. But, if you'd like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.
For US, you can mail the cards to:
  • Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007                              
  • Tina Schrof , 185 W. Pugh Drive, Springboro, OH 45066
  • Lynn Reloza, 3353 Cimmarron Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682 
For Australia:
  • Linda Langes, c/o Gilston State School, 588 Worongary Road, GILSTON QLD 4211, Australia
  • Deb McCleary, PO Box 213, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
For Canada:
  • Caroline Bredeson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1L9, Canada    
  • Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada    
For UK/Europe:
  • Taheerah Atchia, 36 Pinewood Crescent,Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 8NF, United Kingdom  
In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM.  This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. :)

Also, if you 'd like to help us promote the card drive, whenever you're sharing your projects for Caring Hearts on social media, please use the hashtag #caringheartscarddrive. Part of my life goal is to spread kindness and make kindness a trend. :)

The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email me or Jennifer the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. Each year, we never know how many nursing homes we can support as the number are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 7 collecting addresses above. This way we can keep track of the amount of cards as well as for prize purpose.


I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.



PLATINUM PRIZES (everyone sending 100+ cards will be entered for this prize)


Amy Lee - Package of stamp & dies from
My Favorite Thing, Ellen Hutson & Mama Elephant $500 value

Gina K. Designs - $200 GC

Jennifer McGuire Ink -  $100 in craft supplies


Maymay Made It - 100 GC

Mommy Lhey - $100 GC

Online Card Classes -  $100 GC



Simon Says Stamp - $150 GC








GOLD PRIZES:

Altenew - $50 GC



Avery Elle - $30GC

Birch Press - $25GC

Bossy Josie - $40 GC





CardMaker Magazine - 1 year subscription

Concord and 9th - $25 GC





CutCardStock.com - $50GC 


Ellen Hutson - $50 GC





Hero Arts - Three $50 GC


Honey Bee Stamps - $50 GC


Jane's Doodle - $50 GC


Lawn Fawn - $50 GC


Litte Things from Lucy's Cards - £25 worth of products

Mama Elephant - $25 GC





Neat & Tangled - $50 GC


Newston's Nook Designs - $25 GC


Organize More - $75 GC

Paper Smooches - $25 GC


Paper Temptress - Two $25 GC


Pink & Main - $30 GC




Reverse Confetti - $50 GC


Right At Home - $20 GC

Scrapbook & Cards Today: one year subscription



Spectrum Noir  - 1 tin of Coloured Blend Color Pencil


SugarPea Designs - $25 GC

Studio Katia - Canada $35 CG


Sunny Studios - $25 GC




Sweet Stamp Shop - Two $25 GC






The Ton Stamps - $25 GC



Verve Stamps - $30 GC



Your Next Stamp - $50 GC




I will update the prize list as I get more. :) Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

PS: Thank you to Chaitali Narla for designing the badge. :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails