Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wishing you all God's blessings today and every day

I met up with SK and SH, my two dear friends from school to celebrate SK's 49th birthday!   We decided that for our 50th birthday next year, we are going to try something different, maybe skydiving?

I made this card for SK's birthday and for the ODBDSLC61 plaid or gingham challenge

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps
2.  Pattern paper : lasting impressions, yardstick : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nestie
4.  Magnolia doohickey 
5.  Flowers : prima and wild orchid
6.  Flowers embellishments : K & company

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Congratulations on your new baby

I made this card for my dear friend from calligraphy class, Cheryl and her hubby Dan for the arrival of their bundle of joy, Lucinda.

This card is based on the Peachy Keen sketch challenge 52

Materials used :-

1.  Peachy keen teddy bear stamp colored with copic markers, sentiment stamps : docrafts
2.  Pattern paper and yardstick : DCWV
3.  Teddy bear buttons : Daiso
4.  MS punch
5.  Spellbinder tag

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wishing you all God's blessings today and every day

A friend spoke to me about how I always enthuse about yoga online and I feel the need to clarify that yoga to me is purely a form of exercise, just like some people are into jogging, body combat, boxing, etc.  I choose to do yoga because of all the health benefits I get when I am practicing.    Last week, I advanced from shoulder stand to head stand with the help of my instructor and I felt great after I did the head stand which has numerous benefits, one of which is increases circulation to the brain, which causes improved brain function.  

Before I go on to the project I just made, I have a piece of good news to share : I am so thrilled to have won the Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge #87!  

Now on to the box I made for my dear friend Flo whose birthday was on May 1st, but we are only meeting on monday.   I made the box a while ago, following the instructions by Becca of Amazing Paper Grace but this instructions was posted on Our daily bread designs blog.   

I am entering this box for Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #88

Challenge: Make a card and put all things "beautiful" on it, such as flowers, pearls, bling, butterflies, birds, lace, etc.

I made a box instead of a card as I bought Flo a couple of stamps and they would fit nicely into the compartments in the box.  Every single thing I used on this box is beautiful, the most beautiful being the sequined ribbon which I bought from Hong Kong.
I love these beautiful sequined ribbon 

 These are the compartments for the stamps I bought for Flo, thanks Becca for the really good idea :-) 

Materials used :

1.  Stamp : ODBD 
2.  Pattern paper : Webster's page
3.  Butterflies : K & Company
4.  Flowers and pearls : Wild Orchid
5.  Spellbinders nestie
6.  Ribbons : Hong Kong

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Happiness Always

I created a happiness always card for myself, to remind myself that I have to be happy at all times, and not to let anything weigh me down!  I am usually a very positive person and I do not like the feeling of being down.   To me, the glass is always half full instead of half empty, my painting teacher Astrid calls me Mrs Optimistic :-)

This card is for the Card pattern sketch 113 which is such an awesome sketch.

Materials used :

1.  Happiness always stamp : stampin up (a gift from my dear friend and shifu (mentor), Angie
2.  Pattern Paper : DCWV, card stock DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nestie
4.  Magnolia dies
5.  MS punch
6.  Flower and ribbons : Hong Kong

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It is such a blessing to have a friend like you!

I have been feeling in the dumps the last 2 weeks!  And I want to thank a special friend who stood by me and tried to cheer me and I made this card with this special friend in mind for the Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge 87 - no designer paper, paper must start with a solid colour

Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamp : it is such a blessing to have a friend like you
2.  Cardstock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinder window frame created for Heartfelt creation
4.  Cuttlebug embossing folder
5.  Butterfly and flowers embellishments : K & Co
6.  MS grass punch

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thinking of you...happy mother's day...

I made this card for my yoga instructor to send to his mother in India, I hope he likes it, I tried to make a simple card with small embellishments since this has to fit into an regular size envelope.

This card is also for the ODBD Stamping in Time : On Assignment Challenge (SNTODBD33) - paper piercing.

the card opens to this :
Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamp : Thinking of you, inked in versamark and heat embossed, Peachy Keen Happy mother's day stamp 
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV, cardstock : DCWV
3.  KDK embossing dies
4.  Half pearls : Wild Orchid crafts
5.  Flowers and ribbons : Hong Kong

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Happy mother's day

I made this card early this morning, and I really like how the card turns out, cheer me up tremendously.  This is for the following challenges :-

1. Stamping sisters in Christ challenge 86 - create a round card
2.  Mojo Monday 188

Materials used :

1.  Peachy Keen stamps : Happy Mother's Day and butterflies ring, inked with versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
2.  Pattern paper : Little Yellow bicyle - Tonal polkahearts, card stock : DWCV
3.  KCK embossing die and spellbinders circle die
4.  MS punch 
5.  Ribbons and flowers : Hong Kong

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