When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentines card for Daddy

Just a quick share, my daughter Ella and I made a card to send to her Daddy.  She uses her well loved American Girl crafting supplies.  I helped her cut the papers, glued them and the rest it was on her.

Love it!  Hope you do too...


Okay I can't hold up the drawings anymore since I only have today to prep the boxes for the lucky winners of my blog candies.  Thank you all so much for waiting patiently.  I'm so pleased that we actually exceeded the target number that I was aiming.  Thank you also to those who had been checking my blog regularly and  constantly leaving wonderful comments. Excited?  Before I reveal the winners, let me share with you another set of pre-printed cards that I will include as extra gift to the lucky winners. 
 Like the other set, I got this too at Target Supercenter in Austin.  These cards are super nice.  You really didn't need to add much.
 Here's how it looks like out of the package.
 With a little bit of embellishment, stamping and die-cutting, the card looks more gorgeous!
 Love that worm from April Shower cart!
Hope the winners would love their sets of cards.

Whoever wins the blog candies, I would like to request to provide me the address within the day.  Like I mentioned earlier this month, I delayed the drawing and the mailing because I don't drive and tomorrow is a scheduled trip to the PO.  So please, I would really appreciate it your immediate response. 
The Second Winner is : DEBBI - Diamond Grove

Please kindly PM me your address so I could get this yummy goodies to you first thing Monday morning.  Hope you both will enjoy your goodies and will have lots of fun creating wonderful projects.

Watch out for my next blog candy... Thanks everyone. 

My purple cupcake...

Cupcakes, cupcakes and cupcakes. I love them! Who wouldn't, right!? Anyways, this week's challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge is to make a project using regular stamps, digital stamps, or Cricut machines to make a cupcake project.  I combined stamping and die-cutting with my entry.

I don't really know what to call this but this is a display cupcake project (I think).  While I was making my list for my Stampin Up! club order last night, I saw this project in the mini catalog.  As I saw it, I told myself, I will make a similar project like that.  Guess what, PCC Challenge is all about cupcakes!  Yippee!  I made this project earlier than I thought...

 A styro balls, pins and ribbon flowers are the main ingredients in this cupcake.
 Does this look yummy to you?  Oh it reminds me so much of my favorite Ube (purple yam) Cake back home.
 I used this big toothpick to hold the topper.
 Yummy!  I'm drooling...
My daughter wants me to make a total of three to give away. She loves this!
PAPER: GP 110 white and unknown embossed CS
STAMP: Hero Arts
INKPAD: Stampin Up!
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, EK Success large punch, Fiskar circle punch, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Cupcake Wrappers
EMBELLISHMENT: Recollection flat-back pearls, ribbon, ribbon flowers
OTHERS: toothpick and styroballs

Hope you love my yummy purple cupcakes!  Hugs!

Monochromatic Theme

Yippee, Peachy Keen Stamps - DT Tuesday challenge for this week is a sketch with a twist. And guess what's the twist? It's monochromatic theme!  Love it...
 It's time to start playing with Copics again.  Boy, it's been more then 2 months now since I last colored an image for a card.  Well, blame it on my bug machine LOL.
I am using a Sweet Pea Stamp image for this challenge.
 Sketch provided
 I decided to make one Sepia and one Black and White cards then decide afterwards which one to use as my entry.
This is the Sepia version.
 And this is the black and white version
I opted to use this (black and white) as my entry for the challenge.  My DH and kids voted for this one so I have to go with this.

Hope you like it!  Too many tools, too many project ideas yet very little time... 
Oh BTW, maybe you would like to see my other Monochromatic projects, please click HERE.
PAPER: DCWV, Embassy and GP 110 white
STAMP: Sweet Pea Stamp
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black
COLORING: Copic markers (Warm Greys) and Spica glitter markers
TOOLS: PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
EMBELLISHMENT: Martha Stewart border sticker, Prima flowers and flat-back glittered peals

I'm flaunting again...

Yeah, I'm flaunting again at Flaunting It Fridays challenge.  This week's challenge is to use Paper Pups, highlighting the dog and cat image.  Too bad,  I didn't have the cart so I used instead Create a Critter.  

My inspiration for this entry are my children.  So when I read about the challenge, they were the first thing that comes to my mind.  My children doesn't like each other but they really hate being on their own.  I guess, they haven't figure it yet but we think that they like each other so much.  Almost everyday they would fight like cats and dogs but when you look at them closely, you can see in their actions the love that they have for each other...

I'm really proud to share with you this card and I hope you like it.  It took me awhile before I came up with a purrfect sentiments.

PAPER: Doodlebug, Bazzill Basic Paper and Martha Stewart
STAMP: Peachy Keen Stamps
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Create A Critter
EMBELLISHMENT: American Girl gem, Recollection bling and ribbon
OTHERS: Sakura gelly roll pen
SENTIMENTS: Computer generated
FONTS: Impervious

Until next time!

A Super Yummy Challenge

Another fun challenge at My Pink Stamper.  Robyn is doing an Imagine Pink Wednesday and the challenge is to make a project that is Super Yummy using your Cricut Imagine or Expression or baby machines.  With this challenge, I want to use for the first time my cartridge, Preserves.  Yeah, I got this for awhile now and yet this is the first time I'm using it.  Yikes! But thanks to those challenges, now I'm starting to get my money's worth on every Cricut carts and machines I that I got.

Okay, here's my take for this challenge:

PAPER: DSWV, PTI, Martha Stewart (glitter CS), GP 110 white and The Paper Company
STAMP: Peachy Keen Stamps and MPS
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' UP!
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, Cuttlebug machine, embossing folder, MS deep edge punch, stylus, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Preserves (cherries and tag) and George (circle)
EMBELLISHMENT: American Girl gem and baker's twine

Finally, a LO for Jackie

I finally made a 2-page scrapbook layout for my son Jackie.  I am also entering this project at Cooking with Cricut - Birthday Challenge.  This is going to be my first time to join Cooking with Cricut yet this isn't the first project I made for them.  For those who didn't know, I was planing to play along last week but I didn't made it to the deadline.  You wanna see the layout I made, please click HERE.

I intend to join in the fun at Cooking with Cricut as often as I can and I am hoping that it would encourage me to make at least 2-page LO every week.  

Here's the provided sketch for this week's challenge.
I used Cricut cartridge Nate ABC's.  The Jack in the box image was so perfect for my son Jackie...
 I used car die-cuts as embellishments for the scrapbook pages.  The Daddy got him a huge cake with a SUV towing a camper as cake topper. Little did we know that this birthday will be the start of cars and trains addiction.
 Times flies so quickly.  He still look very much a baby in these pictures.
 I added number 3 in every cars to give emphasis on his age.
Isn't Jack a cutie?  Yeah, that's double meaning...  Can't blame me, I'm crazy about my son LOL.

PAPER: PTI, DCWV and Embassy
STAMP: Peachy Keen Stamps
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
OTHERS: Sakura gelly roll pen

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Last posting for the night...

Okay, this will be my last posting for the night then I'm heading out to bed.  Yeah, I was busy cutting again for the last two night and I honestly have only few hours of sleep.  Playing along with those fun challenges are pretty addicting plus it took my mind off from missing my DH so much.  I don't know with you, but it also took away the crappy feeling of having a stomach flu.  I must admit that in between cutting and making those cards, I would stop and rest.

This last posting is a 2-page layout, which I was planning to submit as my entry to Cooking with Cricut challenge - 3 Flowers.  I was a bit disappointed about this.  I was ready to post my project Mr.  Linky decided to close the submission when in fact as I was downloading the pictures off my SD card, it says I still have 1hr and 23mins.  So to make the story short, this entry didn't make it to the deadline.  I can't argue with Mr. Linky, right!?  One thing nice though was, I was able to make another sweet and cute scrapbook page for my daughter Ella.  Pictures are to follow since I was really in a hurry to do these pages and not have enough time to go through all the pictures.

I may not made it to the submission at Cooking with Cricut, but I am submitting this to Paper Cutz Challenge.
The rule is make any kind of project with your preferred theme and colors. 

I hope I will be able to make it next time At cooking with Cricut.
Thanks for looking peeps!  Love you all and thank you so much for your lovely and inspiring words.  It makes me want to create more...
Happy Crafting everyone. 

PAPER: Doodlebug, PTI and American Craft
STAMP: Peachy Keen Stamps
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Twinkle toes (little girl, dresses and accessories), Mother's Day Bouquet (layered flowers) Mini Monogram (scallop circle), George (circle) and Martha Stewart - Seasonal Cake Cartridge (font)
EMBELLISHMENT: Baker's twine, Making Memories glittered flourishes, Recollection flat-back pearls
and bling

Linda's First Challenge

One of the sweet lady who found my blog happens to run her first fun challenge and she invited me to join her.  Her name is Linda and her blog is, Lindascreativity.  Her first challenge is Preprinted Cards.  She wants us to turn a dull ready made card into something nice and pretty.

I admit I am guilty of hoarding those pretty pre-printed cards and it's been sitting and collecting dust in my craft room.  Like Linda, when I grab those cards, I have all the intention of turning it into something that has my trademark on it.  But like usual, I never get the chance to play with them.  Thanks Linda for this awesome challenge!

Here's my take.  Just so you know I bought these cute little cards at Target Supercenter in May 2010.  Yeah, that long!  I got these bright and cheery pre-printed cards for $1 and it has 8 sets of cards and envies.  I made all 8 cards in less than an hour and to be honest I want to make some more!  Okay, enough babbling...
This is how it looks like after taking it out of the packaging
Almost done...
Now, I have a total of 8sets of card and who would think that it was just a $1 when I got it.
I was planning to include this set of cards as added gift to the lucky winner of my blog candies.
A closer look...
PAPER: Recollection, Bazzill and GP 110 white
STAMPS:  Hero Arts
INKPAD: Stampin Up! (Poppy Red)
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, EK Success scallop circle punch, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Sentimentals (stamp) and Creative Memories Reminisce Accent

I totally love this!  I need to make one more batch for other the blog candy winner...
Please head out to Linda's blog and let's support her first challenge. Thanks for looking!

Flaunt It Fridays - Give A Hoot

Found another fun challenge and that's Flaunt It Fridays.  This week's fun challenge is to create any project using the forgotten cartridge, Give A Hoot. Ha!  I found my handbook at the very bottom, which shows that I haven't been using it lately.  Perfect opportunity!  Did you know that this cartridge is all about loving the Earth and how we should take care of it!?  Didn't know that either LOL until I had the chance to look closely on the images in the said cart.

Since this cart is all about loving and taking care of the Earth, I decided not to make a card but instead make a banner using Lacy Labels cartridge.  BTW, part of the rule is to use the "bear in the trash" image as your focal point.  Here's my entry:
I was thinking of donating this to school to remind kids on how we should take care of our environment.   Now, which school? I don't know yet...  Got any suggestion?

STAMP: Peachy Keen Stamp
INKPAD: Memento Tuxedo Black
TOOLS: Cricut Expression, Gypsy, PC paper trimmer, ATG, Zip Dry, and Zig 2-way glue pen
CARTRIDGE: Give A Hoot (bear in the trash and all the phrases) and Lacy Labels (labels)
EMBELLISHMENT: Sheer ribbons

Now, unto the next challenge LOL...