Thursday, November 26, 2009

I miss You

This snowman image is from the Digi Kitty. I stamped the sentiment - I miss You. For the snowflake, I did heat embossing three times with white EP and chalk inked the edges.

Happy Birthday Card

I love this image that I got from the Digital Delights by Louby Loo. It's a freebie until Nov. 30 and this is the link.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I made this card by stamping images repeatedly for the background and using the Embossing Powders that I received from Andrea. The photo didn't come out well though. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

And I like to share what I found this morning from ScrapNgal site. Enjoy this free pdf download with Thanksgiving word art!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wow~ a box full of Embossing Powders!

I won Andrea's Blog Candy on the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Bloghop. Today, I received a box full of Embossing Powders from Andrea. Wow~ that's so many!

Thanks to Andrea and I will use them for making cards for heroes as per her wish.

My Blog Candy Winners on the OWH Veteran's Day Bloghop

Here are two winners of my Blog Candy as I promised on the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Bloghop.

. Night Shift Nancy
. Kay

There were 34 commenters. I made a strip for each name and had them in a basket. I asked David to randomly pick two strips one after one. Here are pictures how we did.

Congratulations to Night Shift Nancy & Kay on this winning. Please pick two digital images at the Stretch N'Bubbles and let me know what you picked by leaving a comment here. I will arrange for the delivery of them with Alison accordingly.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Love Bird Valentine's Day Card

I made this Valentine's Day card with the image of Love Bird that Alison of Stretch N' Bubbles offered for free on the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Bloghop Saturday, November 14.

Stretch N' Bubbles Digital Stamp, Cuttlebug EF, Scribble Scrabble Loverly Words of Love PP, Copic Markers, Ribbon, All My Memories Heart Ribbon Slide, Chalk Ink Rose Coral, Decorative scissors

Unscripted Sketches #32

I was thinking about making birthday cards for Operation Write Home and then I came up with this card by using Unscripted Sketches #32. This is my first play with their sketch. I get inspired by their sketches although I haven't played until now.

I got the digital stamp a while ago from the Sew Many Cards-Digital Stamps.

Materials: Sew Many Cards Digital stamp, Paper Company Espresso CS, Lasting Impressions Cupcake Dream PP, Hero Arts stamp, Buttons, Ribbon, Water color pencils, Copic Ciao markers, Chalk Ink Rose Coral, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen White

Blue Poinsettia

I got this Blue Poinsettia image from Fred, She Said Designs a while ago when I had a Red Poinsettia. Personally I never seen this color of poinsettia before however, I wanted to use it. This morning, I came up with this design of card that is a very interesting combination I think. I hope Any Hero will like it.

Hero Arts stamps, Digital images, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Blue & Red Markers

Saturday, November 21, 2009

LOVE cards for Kids

I made these LOVE cards for kids that Fabre of Operation Write Home requested yesterday.

Operation Write Home: Shipper Fabre here - just got in a special request for a box with LOTS of love cards for kids, aged 1-7. Unit has a lot of small children, and they could really use them. Got time this weekend? If you could pop a few in the mail to me, that would be fabulous!

Card Recipe: Cuttlebug EF, DCWV Nana's Kids Printed Cardstock, Colored CS, Images from DLTK, love stamp, Heart shape Foam stickers

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award from Ana

I received this award from Ana. Thanks to Ana!

I need to follow the rules:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

An Anniversary Message
for My Lovely Wife

Although I may not always say
the things I should to you
About how much you mean to me
each day the whole year through,
I hope that you will understand
the things I fail to say
And realize my love for you
grows deeper with each day.

Happy Anniversary


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Card Signing: Write to a hero! Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I had a successful Card Signing: Write to a hero! event that I combined with my One Year Celebration of Card Making Club with my cardmaking friends during lunch time at work. I made about 100 cards (I lost track the exact number since I keep made cards during the event as well.) and had 48 cards signed and 8 Dear Hero letters back during the day. Some people took some cards with them so that they were going to write over the weekend and bring them back next week. We had a homemade cake, a fruit basket, and cookies (it was very good part as always.) I put the maildrop box and blank cards at my desk to have even more people can join this card signing.

It was so heartfelt experience for me. I didn't sleep much a couple of days to make those cards but I made it through and I was happy to learn that some of them are Veteran's family and they were really grateful for this event.

Since I have been participating in Operation Write Home Bloghop, I've been keep thinking why I drive myself in to this cardmaking for heroes so hard as if this is my life mission here in America. Above all, I really enjoy making cards and I want to participate in OWH because I do appreciate for all of heroes' service for our country since I settled in this country safely and happily. Also I remembered that my father-in-law, David's father who passed away two years ago, was a World War II Veteran and David is also a Veteran who served his military duty in Germany. I didn't bring this up so far because David has been so sad about his father's sudden death and it was a kind of agreement between two of us not to mention about it. However, now I think maybe that's another good reason for me to do this. When I first made a birthday card for my father-in-law, it was so humble one but he really appreciated it. I would like to keep making cards for heroes to honor him as well.

Cards signed:

Cards with Dear Hero letters:

Maildrop box:

Cardmaking friends and visitors: *Deleted to keep their privacy


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Bloghop Saturday, Nov. 14

Our mission: To support our nation’s armed forces by
sending handmade greeting cards to write home on, as
well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

The hop will start on the Homefront Blog. Click the link to go to their website and please start at the "top of the hop" if you've landed in the middle of the hop. Thank you and enjoy!

To learn more about the reason why we make cards, visit the Hero Blog.

I have a blog candy. Please check it out.

I made this Thank You card for this Veteran's Day Bloghop. When I found out this digtital image at the Edith Designs, I thought that it is a perfect image for this event. I colored the image with color pencils and Copic markers. I used a corner frame punch for the frame. To give white color in this card, I put the white rig rag at the bottom.

This Merry Christmas card will be used as an AnyHero Card on next Tuesday, Nov. 17 when I have a Card Signing Event at work during lunch time with my cardmaking group.

I used an old Hero Art stamp: Diamond Pattern Tree and the sentiment from a new set, colored the tree with Copic Ciao markers and Tombow markers. I did Cuttlebug embossing with the snowflakes folder. Jewels are from the Celebration set of the Paper Company.

This is for Valentine's Day card that I am going to make more with my work colleagues in December. I used two stamps: the one big heart for background and the one with sentiment that I heat embossed. Then I did Cuttlebug embossing with the Swiss Dots. And I attached a ribbon at the tale that I put together with a heart shape button on top of it.

I would like to offer a small gift for those who leave an encouraging comment on my post. I will randomly choose two visitors on Monday, Nov. 23. My small gift will be two digital images that you can find at the Stretch N' Bubbles. I enjoyed playing with Alison's digital image that was created for Lori's birthday, one of my friends at the Card Maker. Please check her digital images and keep two images in your mind. If using a digital image is new to you, it will be a good start and you will have fun, too.

Wow~ Alison is offering a FREEBIE digital image for this special event. This is it. Valentine Love Bird. Please go to her blog to get this freebie before the end of Monday. Stretch N' Bubbles Thanks to Alison!

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of this OWH Veteran's Day Bloghopping.

Youe next stop is Shelly's Blog: Inky Hugz!!. I visited her blog earlier and read her posts. I like her beautiful cards. She is offering a blog candy, too. Enjoy hopping!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Love Love Love Much Love....

Love Love Love Much Love....

I made this card for tomorrow's Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Bloghop Saturday Nov.14. It's simple but it has lots of hearts in it even more than you can see.

I hope you to join this event to show our support and thanks to our heroes. See you tomorrow.

Stop to Smell the Roses

I like to share the story that Melanie posted on her blog.

It is so true that we miss a lot of wonderful things to see and to be grateful for.

Stop to Smell the Roses

Happy Thanksgiving

I made this card for November Card Exchange with Michelle at the Card Maker.
For the card background, I used the Gridlines and the sketch that Nina Brackett used and I handstamped the leaf image in each square. In order to get this pdf file, visit Nina's blog.

Stamp: Hero Art Holidays Stamp set
Other: Chalk Ink, Tombow Markers, Ribbon, Rhinestones

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lori! The Digi Queen!

I made this card for Lori's Happy Birthday with the image that Alison sent me this morning. Lori is one of my friends at the Card Maker and she is the Digi Queen. I get inspired by her creation all the time. Happy Birthday, Lori!

Hop on over to StretchNBubbles to see how to get it. Thank you, Alison!

Digital Image: StretchNBubbles
Patterned Paper: BoBunny Chocolate Dot, My Mind's Eye Deena's Penny Lane
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Die Cut, Tombow Markers, Kaiser Craft Pearls & Rhinestones, ribbon, stickles

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You, Veterans! on the Veteran's Day

Thank You, Veterans!
Thank You, David, my dear husband!

Digital Image: Patriotic Dog - KLM Digital Designs

Click to see a post on the Operation Write Home ---> Operation Write Home

Friday, November 6, 2009

You ARE in My Thoughts

I took these photos early this morning. Here I post them for many of those with my prayers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thanks So Much

I made this cookie wrap to give my thanks to my team at work who gave me a birthday present. I stamped the borders on wrapping tissue and wrapped a cookie inside and closed it with a tag.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hope You Are Feeling Better Soon

I made this card for one of my Stamp TV friends.