Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lots of Joy

Here it is, my very first Christmas card post for 2015. The countdown is definitely on with 116 days left before December 25th, 2015. This year, I will try to be ahead of the game (fingers crossed) and make sure I get all my handmade greeting cards and gifts done and mailed way before Christmas. We shall see... Smile.

I had such an amazing two Saturdays of Christmas Cards Stamp-a-Stack with my gals. They are all very pleased with our cards and that just made me happy. This is one of the five designs we made in class. 

Well, that's all for today's post. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful week.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Best Thoughts

I meant to post earlier today, but I had errands this morning that took pretty much most of my day. Weekends are way too short. I swear, by the time I go to the grocery store and get a few loads of laundry done, it's Monday again and must return to the office. Well, the first week back to school for my daughter went smoothly. When I dropped her off to high school that first day, I had a déjà vu. It felt like not too long ago I dropped off my son to that same school. Here I go again, I thought to myself. It was sort of bittersweet thinking that this four years will be my last. My last high schooler. As I watched her walk away from me that morning, my memories took me back to her first day of kindergarten. I remember how she cried and did not want for us to leave. My husband who is such a big softie when it comes to his little girl, stayed around for awhile until I dragged him away. It seems to me the years went by way too quickly just like how weekends are. One minute they are little kids holding on to you begging you not to leave them and then they are teenagers who have time for everyone else except you. Yet, through all these and even many years later, your heart stays hanging on a thread ready to drop if something happens to them - no matter how old they become...or how old you get. 

Oh well, I want to share a really simple card today using a stamp set called Best Thoughts. This is one of the exclusive Host Sets.

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That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I love this color combo! Pink, black, gold and white, oh my! Did I mention black chalkboard card stocks and it comes with white craft ink spot? 

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Happy Wednesday! It's the first day of school, so I am up very early. We shall see if the student gets-up in time and without much fight. Smile
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wild About Flowers and Petite Pairs

I was so happy to receive an order via My Online Store yesterday that I made a special card to thank my customer. Is it too obvious that I don't get very many online orders? Haha. I think I got too excited because I made more than I should have hoping I would get more online orders, so I can send more of this awesome card. For the month of August, all online orders will receive this thank you card. That's only if you leave your contact information when you check-out. If you order anonymously, I will have no way of sending it to you and I will also not be able to send you catalogs in the mail. 

I just love this photopolymer stamp set called Wild About Flowers. It's so versatile and simple. This is a two-step stamp set, but because it's photopolymer lining up the images are really easy. It contains some really good sentiments, but I used this thank you saying from Petite Pairs. Don't you just love Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Very Vanilla together? The color scheme is so soft and easy on the eyes. Less really is more. This layout can easily be used for any occasion, birthdays, sympathy or thinking of you card - just change the sentiment. This is why I think the Petite Pairs stamp set is a must-have addition to your collection. 

It's hard to see, but the brand new Fluttering Embossing Folder (139304) is so lovely.

Petite Pairs (Wood 128706, Clear 122497)

Wild About Flowers (138728)

It also comes in French - Fleurs De L’Âge (140176)
Well, that's all for now. It's our last weekend before school starts. Yikes! It will be challenging getting back to our new routine. It's been wonderful not to rush every morning. Oh well. Happy Sunday, everyone and thank you for stopping by. 

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Flowering Flourishes

Another type of cards I don't make often enough are Wedding cards. This was one of the cards we made in my All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack class a couple of months ago. For the longest time, I could not think of an idea or layout. Then I realized that it didn't really need plenty of colors or layers. Weddings are supposed to be simple and elegant. We did some heat embossing with embossing powder. I love this technique because it is such an easy way to dress up a card or project and the result is always stunning. I just don't like the clean-up. Haha. I am a firm believer of the Embossing Buddy (103083). I found this to be true each time that embossing powders stick better when I use it prior to stamping. It is so inexpensive and I suggest every card maker to have it and use it each time they heat emboss. It's one of those must-haves. 

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Well, that's all for now. Happy Sunday, everyone! Thank you for stopping by. 
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Friday, August 7, 2015

Zoo Babies

I admit, I don't make baby cards often. It's probably because I don't know very many people that are having babies anymore. Most of my friends have older kids or have grandkids. However, whenever I get a chance to make them, I really enjoy it. This card was a good way to use my scraps of card stocks by punching out the different sizes of circles, gluing them on to the white just randomly and then running it on the Big Shot sandwiched in between the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder. Tada! It's so easy and super cute. 

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Choose Happiness

Happy Monday, everyone. It's a brand new month and we are getting closer and closer to the holiday season. So, I want to share as many non-holiday cards/projects before the "ber" months hit us. 

This card is monochromatic and made with the awesome stamp set called, Choose Happiness (Wood 134194 Clear 134198). I was reluctant at first to order this, but I saw many cards on Pinterest using this set and I just had to have it. I used card stocks and classic stampin' ink pads in Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Isn't this card lovely and to think no other color (hence, monochromatic, duh!) was used to create it. I just love purple anything. What a strong and powerful phrase: Choose Happiness. It's all up to us, no matter what circumstance we are currently facing, we can only control how we react to it.
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 Well, that's all for now and thank you for stopping by.