Thursday, July 30, 2009


Thanks Patti! What a pleasant surprise! I don't know what to say.
As a new blogger, I need more time to follow the instruction No. 5 - 7. I will keep update this post.

Here are the instructions in order to accept this award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Now to the seven things about myself:

1. I am married to my soul mate, my love, and my best friend. He is very supportive and patient man I have ever known!
2. I am currently a California State Employee.
3. I love card making, scrapbooking,taking photos and cooking Korean dishes.
4. I drive a 2004 Grand Am Pontiac.
5. I am the eldest child of 6 whose heart is still the youngest.
6. I start each day with saying "Thank You" to the Universe.
7. I pray for everything alive in the world to be happy.

Now on to the 7 nominees:


Thanks again Patti!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Without Sentiment Card Swap

This is what I made for Without Sentiment Card Swap hosted by Jane from Utah. I cut out the flower image from the patterned paper. I put the bottom part with the embossed paper. I think it turned out very nice look. I really like to use the Cuttlebug Machine. I am so pleased to see how the plain paper changes to totally different look once it is embossed.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My New Toy - Craft Sewing Machine "Pixie"

I got a new tool from one of my best friends as an early birthday present for my birthday in November. It is Craft Sewing Machine "Pixie." I wanted to have one since I have seen that Gina K. demonstrated at the Stamp TV. Although this is different company's product to that one, it works well and I like it.

In the picture it came out like blue but the actual color is purple.

I made the first sewn card with this tool.

Thanks to my friend.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sample Card for August Card Making Club

For August Card Making 101, I am going to show Card Making Club members how to make cards with punch-out flowers and embosssed papers with the Cuttlebug machine.

Friday, July 10, 2009

For Tricia - my special friend in Australia

I was travelling in the US when I first met Tricia and her family, her husband Paul and two daughters Emma and Natalie, who came from Australia in New York City in April 1989. We were on the way to the Statue of Liberty by the city tour bus. They were travelling in the US for two months from the west side to the east. It was the final destination for them. Since I was working with Australian people in Korea at that time, I was interested in chatting with them. They were so open and friendly. We enjoyed the rest of tour together. We became very good friends ever since.

I visited them and she also visited us where my daughters studying in Australia and we spent a good time together. Especially I still remember how hot it was on the Christmas Day compared to the cold weather in Korea in December. It was very special experience. We went to the sea with their boat. It reminded me of seeing a Christmas card with the image of Santa in the beach holding a surfing board.

Two years ago we found out each other that we both started scrapbooking and cardmaking. It was amazing to know that. Last Christmas, she made a beautiful album for me that brought me back all those good old memories with them. This is the cover of the album. The pictures inside are so precious memories.

She is my special friend and I made a card for her with her picture in it. A message on the card is "A friend like you is an every day blessing of the heart"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Card Makers' cards for Cards for Heroes

I had a July "Card Making 101" class at work as scheduled during lunch time today. I showed my work colleagues how to make cards from the scratch. They have been making cards with me and they wanted to learn more. I offered free technique classes and they agreed to donate one card each to Cards for Heroes in return. Everybody was so excited to make cards from the shopping for materials, cutting papers and to the completion of cards.

I am happy to make cards for my family and friends. I am glad that I can share my card making experience with others. David said that you should be very proud of your students when he saw cards that they made. Yes, I am so proud of them and thank to them for their donation. For sure, we had a fun time as the time went so fast.

Here are cards that they made for Cards for Heroes.

Cheri's card for Cards for Heroes

Cynthia's card for Cards for Heroes

Donna's card for Cards for Heroes

Sandra's card for Cards for Heroes

Nicole's card for Cards for Heroes

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Fire Works

I took so many shots of Fire Works but this is the best. It matches to my card, Happy July 4th.

Wedding Card - Happily Ever After

One of my best Korean friends asked me to make a wedding card for her son who is getting married soon. Since the wedding is going to be held in Korea, she wants to take it with her when she goes to Korea next Sunday. I've been thinking about the design of the card and the inside as well because her request was very specific. She found a poem in Korean that she wanted to enclose inside of the card. So I came up with an idea like this. A card inside of the card. I printed the poem, attached it to the card which is a little bit smaller than the main card and tied up with ribbon so that they can see the poem when they open it. I printed the words "Happily Ever After" on my computer.
I hope she will like it and the couple will have a Long and Happy Marriage.