How do ya like my Mr. Frosty!? Doesn’t he look cozy in his fabulous scarf? He might be a little skinny because he’s a tropical snowman, but when I bring him back to NY, he’ll sure gain some belly! :-)
Thanksgiving weekends were spent decorating the house for Christmas. I never let anyone else decorate the Christmas tree…it’s mine, it’s always all mine, I decorate it however I want. Well, except for when I can’t reach then my brother would come into the picture :). My mom always sat on the couch watching us turn a box full of tangled shinny stuff into a beautiful tree. Then we put the fake beautifully wrapped presents at the bottom of the tree. I came up with it because I didn’t like looking at the bottom of the tree without any presents from Thanksgiving weekend until…well Christmas time… I miss that. Mom probably won’t have the tree up this year because I’m not home. It’s the little thing like that makes me miss home so much! It’s that warm, comfort feeling that I try so hard but fail to find here on a beautiful tropical island. It’s called HOME!
Okay…sorry! Here is some info about the card
Red cardstock from We are memory keepers Cardstock pad
Pattern papers from the Jolly by Golly collection from Cosmo Cricket
We are memory keepers’s Urban Window collection of alphabet chipboard letters
Hum…what else? White gel pen and my own handwriting :)
I got “the stork has arrived” stamp set from Two pees in a bucket some time back and didn’t have a chance to try it out…here it is:
I know it’s a little out of place but I do have a use for this card…;-)
I miss Thanksgiving at home really much!
If I were home, I probably would eat a lot of great food made by the awesome women in my family. I would come over to celebrate grandpa Gennadiy’s birthday! - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA! and of course would join my cousins for Black Friday shopping tomorrow. Instead, I had hot dogs for dinner and a super thick packet of material to read. I’m not complaining at all, just miss everyone very much! I’m thankful for everything I have now and hoping to forever hold on to them.
One thing i’m proud of: I’m not spending a penny on this Thanksgiving shopping madness, woo hooo me :)
Here is a card i made for this kind of mood: a little sad, a little nostalgic but elegant at the same time. It’s my first time playing around with acetate on a card. I stamped the clear part of the card (the acetate) with white Stazon ink, I wouldn’t say it’s the best stamping job but hey, it’s my first time. It’s definitely not the same as stamping on paper, I can tell you that much! :-P
I hope you like it!
Continue to enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend everyone. I’m off to bed as I have an 8:00 class tomorrow morning and an exam on Monday!
So, I have wanted a red velvet cupcake since forever…and I won’t get one until I come home in Dec…which is soon but for now…I can only…make a card with a cupcake on it :-)
I have an exam tomorrow but for those of you who already started to celebrate your Thanksgiving, have a wonderful one!!
If you watched Sex & the city (last episode of season 4), you’d recognize this one! :-)
The back ground sheet and the shoe =Magazine cut-outs
The buttons are precious, they’re Max’s grandma’s vintage buttons…love love them!
First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who not only stopped by to check out my work but left me comments!!! Woo hoo! It really means a lot to me!
Thanks to your comments, I know that my magazine cut-outs card was loved…I decided to go more into that directions. I actually have so many interesting things coming up for you guys so be sure to come back to check them out!
I know I have been posting more than 1 project a day which totally defeat the purpose of “project 365- 1 project a day”. I’ve just been too excited and want to share with you everything I have made.
Here is the 2nd card of the magazine cut-out card series that will be posted here. Most of these cards are 3”x3” depending on the size of the cut-out piece. Most of them are simple and clean. I feel like these cards actually transformed a piece of almost nothing into something super cute. These projects are very easy to recreate if you are thinking about putting these cute little cards into the gift box together with the presents this coming holidays. You can also simply use them as gift card holders, the possibilities are endless! The idea of recycling old magazines excite me :-) Be green!
Hope you like them, and don’t forget to leave me more comments and feed back!
Looping line around the card - White gel pen
Stamped image - Anna Griffin’s Flora Collection using Staz on ink (so it won’t run when you do water coloring)
Colors - water color markers and blending pen, Broken China distress ink for sky
Greetings- heat emboss in white embossing powder
Card- Kraft cardstock
Super simple card with the beautiful fall colors back home!
The butterfly stamp from the Anna Griffin’s Flora collection is super cute! This butterfly reminds me so much of the old days when I was working on the entomology research project. So many memories on how we tried so hard to catch these beautiful butterflies and put together our collection of more than a thousand insects. I stamped the butterfly with Stazon ink, colored it with color chalk inks using a blender pen for the water color effect, waited until it dry and covered with diamond Stickle.
The greetings on the card as well as the butterfly’s trail mark is hand written by a white gel pen.
There you go, I was trying to capture the shine on the butterfly :-)
Hope you like it!
Ok, here’s the story :-)
I want to clean out my tiny little living room. It’s getting out of hands b/c I have been using it as my craft room. So, I started cleaning and guess what I found, a bunch of Magazine cut-outs that I did a while back…so instead of cleaning, I was making…this card!
I guess I’m still not over the 4 bright colors challenge I did a few days back. I have the urge of going back to neutrals, as you can see with the last few cards.
This card makes me feel like a real artist :) It involves, heat embossing (using Tim Holtz distress embossing ink and Ranger’s copper embossing powder) on Kraft card stock; stamping (using only one flower stamp); cutting; faux stitching; and I’m especially proud when I color the ivory tag with Antique Linen Tim Holtz’s distress ink :-) see, doesn’t it all sound technical? It feels like the first time I figured out what the word “anastomosis” means :-)
Anyway, here it is, let me know what you think!
I tried to capture the shine that the copper embossing powder gives…this is the best I can do! It’s really pretty! :)
Hope everyone has a good night!
Another challenge from Embellish magazine…
I was intimidated by these colors at first and I guess I still am but there sure was a lot of fun putting this card together. Definitely out of my comfort zone but also a very good thing.
Green and red remind me of Christmas while blue and yellow bring Summer to mind. All the sudden it’s me :-) It’s cold and Christmasy back home but here I am living on a tropical island with the burning sun day in and day out. So, i thought it would be interesting to put a bright blooming flower on top of green snow flakes. All the elements are out of place and rather uncomfortable but together, they make sense. Or do they? what do you think!?
Brads, I am not too familiar with brads and the only ones I have are gold :-) well, they’re on the card :-)
I found this and use this…
as my inspiration. This…is what came out :) Hope you like it!
nighty night! :-)