Monday, February 23

Birthday Deer

It is always a challenge to make birthday cards for guys.  Good thing the recipient likes to hunt, and I had a stamp that would work. I had to make it as simple as possible, and have enough room inside for a lot of people to sign.

~ Materials ~
cardstock/dp:  Paper Pizzaz, Bazzil, leftovers
image/sentiment:  TPC Studio
ink:  Tsukineko
tools:  Martha Stewart, Spellbinders, heat gun
embellishments:  brads
misc.:  Ranger embossing powder

This is one of my favorite birthday humor sentiments.  River City Rubber Works has a good collection of them.

sentiment:  River City Rubber Works

I got good feedback from this card.  I'm glad.

'Til next blog!

Monday, February 16


I made these invites for a cousin who's having her 50th birthday celebration.  It sure was a challenge because the colors she wanted were Apple Green and Fuschia.  I'm glad I have designer paper with these colors hiding in my stash.  I just had to maximize. Following one layout, I alternated the colors and the embellishments.  No two invitations are the same on this bunch.  I really liked this Spellbinders die from Anna Griffin's Lace Trimmings set.  The embossing right down the middle is also Anna Griffin's.  I wanted to have a whimsical feel to these invites, not trying to have the "perfect" look.  

It's been a while since I made invitations with this quantity.  I'm glad I was able to finish them on time.

I'd have to say these invitations are an accomplishment.  With my busy RL schedule, I'm surprised I was able to make these cards myself.

'Til next blog!

Monday, February 2

Who's Birthday

Yep.  I meant the title to be in the possessive form.  Well, I made this birthday card for this dear boy who likes Doctor Who.  I tried my best to achieve the look of the TV show on this card with what stamps I have.  This is what I came up with:

~ Materials ~
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Stampin' Up, Inkadinkado
ink:  Copic, Kodomo No Kao, Tsukineko
tools:  Fiskars edge punch, EBrush, heat gun
embellishments:  micro sticker
misc.:  embossing powder

It's also my first time to use the eBrush by Craftwell, as you can see on the background.  I'd like to play with this cool tool some more before I post a review.  I can say that I used my Copic markers with the eBrush.  Awesome, huh?

sentiment:  Technique Tuesday

That's it for now.  Hey, it's February!  Time to get ready for Valentines...

Saturday, January 31

Product Review: Washi Tape Dispenser by We R Memory Keepers

When I saw the Washi Tape Dispenser by We R Memory Keepers on HSN, I was interested.  My washi and other tapes are dumped in a drawer, and it would be nice to have them in a special place.

There is actually an option for you to stack 2 or 3 of this with the Stackable Post, which I like.

Yes, I procrastinated.  Yey for me, I didn't buy on impulse! I saw this presentation several times more, and during Black Friday week, I decided to get one.  I haven't "hoarded" washi tapes yet, so I have enough for just one.

It was a breeze storing my washi and decorative tapes on this organizer.  I also like it that I can stack rolls in the middle.

Guess what I found online too?  One of Artbin's organizers worked well with washi tapes also.  I found it in Artbin's FB page:

I think I have this exact container hiding somewhere.  Now I need to do some digging.

That's it for now... 'til next blog!

Thursday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, crafty friends!  There are lots of good reasons for my being MIA.  One is just being busy IRL, but the one I didn't like the most was when my hard drive broke and my planet was disconnected from the world for quite some time.  However, I have been crafting whenever I get the chance, really.  But just couldn't find time to update my blog.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to be more diligent with that.

Well, I hope everybody's holidays were filled with love, joy, peace and surprises.  And that you spent it with those you love and hold dear.  That's what always makes it perfect.

For this holiday season, I'd like to share with you my Christmas projects.  See, I have been crafting.

Let's start off with this Christmas ornament I made using staples. Yes.  I've been saving staples at work, putting them in a little glass vase.  I was able to make three:

For the second year now, I have been buying wreaths from a fundraiser at a nearby school.  I like to decorate them also (click here to see last year's).  But this year, I'm only able to play with one.

And finally, I made Christmas cards... of course!

I got these at the dollar section at Joann's early December.  And with my 20% coupon, it was a really good deal.

Limiting myself to these materials, I was able to make these cards:

Well, I hope you had a great holiday.  Here's to another year filled with love, peace, happiness and craftiness!

'Til next blog!

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