Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Caring Hearts Update and Simon Says Stamp December Release

Hi peeps!! I want to pop in to share some update on Caring Hearts Card Drive. We are working hard behind the scene to get all the cards sort out, box and ship out to the nursing homes. At my end alone, I received 22,631 cards. My girlfriends came over 2 weekend in a row to help me stuff the envelope and packing the cards.

I don't have the final number yet for everyone, hopefully we can get that finalize this weekend. I will do the prize announcement hopefully by Monday and will email the winners. Please be patient as it is a lot of work to get things done. I work full time, so I can only work on the card drive after work. And for the past 2 weeks pretty much after work all I did was working on the card drive to get it all completed. LOL, I am sure hubby is ready to have our dining room back. We've been using the kitchen counter as our dining area for the past few weeks. 

Another fun tidbits, Caring Hearts made the local news in Ottawa, Canada. Caroline Bredeson who has been volunteering to collect for the Canada side was interviewed and she really get to talk about Caring Hearts. You can see the news HERE. I am pretty giddy over this. :)

Now, on to Simon Says Stamp new release. I get to play with this sweet Joy To The World set. I keep my card clean and simple and let the image take center stage.




I sure do like white background. The CAS  girl in me always rejoice when I can have quite a bit of white space on my card.  Here's a look at the card from different angle.




How sweet are these images? Make sure you swing by Simon Says Stamp blog today to see more inspiration from their latest release. Thank you all for stopping by here. Cheers....

Friday, November 24, 2017

Purple Onion Designs Blog Hop


Hi peeps and welcome to The Purple Onion Designs surprise blog hop. We just want to surprise Michele the owner of POD with a fun blog hop as well as to do some enabling for Black Friday. You should arrive here from Amy Yang blog. And, in case you miss a link, there's a complete list on the bottom.



Holiday sale starts this Friday, November 24, 2017 and runs through Friday, December 8, 2017. All stamps are 25% off. This includes all stamps in the sale category as well.

Here's my card using Theodore & Little (Bear With Sled), Home Sweet Home Horizon & a sentiment from Essential Holiday Greetings Sentiment set.



I watercolor the images as I want to do soft coloring for this scene. Here's a look at teh card at different angle. I just love these sweet bears.




GIVEAWAY:
In celebration of the hop, Sandy Allnock is giving away spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the blog hop - so be sure to comment everywhere! Her coloring class is amazing. If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded. Winner will be posted on Sandy’s blog on December 1, 2017. Good luck!

Friday, November 17, 2017

SPD Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi peeps! How's thing going? Welcome to SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop ! Now that so many of you have our Winter 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!

I am sure for many of you it's no surprise that I choose to play with the sweet penguin from Eskimo Kisses set.



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 listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! Thank you all so much for stopping by here and enjoy your Friday!


you are here --> Vera Yates <-- you are here

Monday, November 13, 2017

Act of Kindness

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop



For World Kindness day, Honey Bee Kindness Stamps and Dies are on sale - 25% off. We are also giving away Four $25 Gift Certificates to the shop. 2 on Honey Bee blog and 2 on Honey Bee Instagram page. All you have to do is comment on the blog post or the Instagram post to enter to win. Happy World Kindness day! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Purple Onion Designs Twas The Night Before Christmas Collection


Hi peeps. Just want to popping in real quick to share the latest release from Purple Onion Designs. The new winter/holiday stamp collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula is now available! This year's collection 'Twas The Night Before Christmas consists of 22 adorable winter themed stamps. 

Here's my card using a few of the stamps from this release.




For a limited time only, the entire 'Twas The Night Before Christmas stamp collection can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here. This offer is available until Sunday, November 19, 2017. *Shipping prices for the complete collection are $6.95 domestic (USA), $16.25 Canada & $23.25 International.

Also, if you are a fan of Stacey's illustrations she is having a sale over at her etsy shop. All items are 20% off until this Thursday, November 9th. You only have today and tomorrow, so go take a peek. She has the cutest greeting cards which are great to have on hand in case you need a card last minute. You will also find her precious art prints and a few other goodies. :)

Honey Bee Season’s Tweetings Blog Hop



Hi Crafty Friends!!

The Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Release is now available in the store  and to celebrate the new release, we are having the Season's Tweetings Blog Hop. So please get comfy and hop along with us!

I made 2 cards for today's hop. First up is this sweet birdie from Season's Tweeting set. And, I just love the font on the word "joyous". It's simply beautiful.




I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in rose gold and gold. For the embellishment I added Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix and Clear Bubbles Sequins Mix.

For my next card, I just had to play with the Ornaments/Snow Globe dies. Yep, you read it right, with this die set you get 2 in 1! You could use it to make an ornament or to make a snow globe.




For the background I watercolored a piece of watercolor cardstock and for the shaker part , I used Blueberry Rainbow sequin, Snow Drift Confetti, Aurora Lights Confetti Mix and Snow Balls.



Well peeps, that's all I have today. Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away a $50 gift card to the Honey Bee Stamps store. The winner will be posted on our blog Monday, November 13th.

In case you missed any link, here's the complete list of today's hop participants. Thank you for stopping by here and hope you enjoy the hop.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Ton November Holiday Challenge



Hi peeps! How's thing going? How was your Halloween? We had a quiet one as our neighborhood not normally frequented by kids. My mom & I basically spent the evening watching T he Voice & This Is Us.

I am currently savoring my last week with my mom as she'll be heading back home to Indonesia soon.

Anyway, I am popping in my blog today to share the latest challenge from The Ton. Thi smonth it's all about the holiday. So, here my card. 




I used the Good Tidings Cluster set and did the partial die-cutting on the band using the coordinating Good  Tidings Cluster dies. For the background I stamped the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp (click on the pic to see it in larger size). I love doing this kind of subtle background, cause it create interesting background without taking away from the main image.

Finished by stamping the sentiment and of course, add some festive feeling to the card by adding some sequins from Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix.

I hope you will play along with this challenge. Just for playing along you'll be enter to the giveaway and you could win gc to the store. You can check out the challenge detail and enter your card HERE. And... afterward, you can always send your card to Caring Hearts Card Drive as well. Double whammy, right?

Well peeps, that's all from me today. I'll pop in again with another holiday card inspiration. Cheers to November ...

SugarPea Mix It Challenge

Hi everyone. New month, new challenge. Today we have a new Mix It Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs.



The challenge is to create any project based on this inspiration pic. You could just take the colors or the theme or the sketch. I mix it all for my cards.




I made my card based on the sketch and use the leaves color for my color inspiration. I hope you will join us & play along. One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!

Check out all the detail challenge & enter you card HERE. Ciaaooo....



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