Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cupcake Monkey - OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #6

This card is for OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #6 provided by Velda. It is a great sketch to create any theme of cards. Thanks to Velda!

I used a digital image Cupcake Monkey from Dustin Pike.


100 Cards Ready for OWH

I've been busy getting ready to ship 100 cards for OWH. Thanks to my fellow cardmakers at work who assembled these cards with me.

Thinking of you - Rosey with flower

I made this card for the following challenges:

* Fred She Said Challenge: February 22 Challenge - create something with at least 3 hearts on it by using Fred She Said Digital Stamps. I used one of the colored version of Rosey with flower.

* Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 140

Card Supplies:
Papers: GP 110 White, Red & Yellow CS, DCWV Flower Shower PP
Digital Stamp: Rosey with flower from Fred She Said Digital Designs
Clear Stamp: thinking of you from Hero Arts
Punches: MS Heart & Butterfly, EK Heart
Rhinestones & Chalk Ink


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Christmas Card in February 2010

I made these Christmas cards for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round February challenge. Again, I waited too long for this month's challenge however, here I am, I made it! This month's challenge is to create a CHRISTMAS CARD with at least 3 hearts on it!

I used the OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch #5.

Card Supplies:
Papers - Red, Blue, Green CS, GP 110 White CS, DCWV Cream & Green Holly, Pastel blue & Green stripes
Stamp - Hero Arts Clear Stamp
Punch - EK Christmas Tree, EK small Heart
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Snowflakes, D'vine Swirl
Gems - Celebration Jewels


Creating a Digital and Stamped Card by Jennifer McGuire

I love Jennifer McGuire's inspiring creations and her friendly tutorials.
Here is a link to her a video full of ideas for you today. I hope you will get inspired, too.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birday Party

I made this card for the following challenges:

* Delightful Inspiration - Final FREEBIE for February!

* Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #62(MTSC62)

* Cute Card Thursday Challenge 101 - Ribbon - Tastic!

Card size: 5" x 5"
Digital Stamp: "Birday Party" from Designed 2 Delights


Monday, February 22, 2010

Bookmark for Card Maker Swap

I made these bookmarks for Card Maker Swap. It is 2" x 6" size. First I sprayed card stock with Glimmer Mist: Lemon Zest, Denim Blue, Meadow Green and Rum Raisin to create dreamy color to match the "Dream" digital image from Michelle Perkett Studio. I used Glimmer Screens to create the background design.

For the backside, I made my own rub on. I am not satisfied with the result of this trial on these beautifully (my wishful thinking) made bookmarks however, it was an experiment and I learned how to make it better next time. I printed the quote "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt" on a transparency paper. I set the printer setting as "mirror image" to print it backwards. I waited but it didn't dry for long so I tried to dry it with my heat gun very quickly. I rubbed the quote on the backside of bookmark as I did with other rub ons. It worked!!!

Digital Stamp: "Dream Dragonfly" from Michelle Perkett Studio


"thanks so much" with wavy music notes

My sister asked me to make a thank you card for some parents who took her younger son to a Piano concert. I had this wavy music notes stamp and wanted to use it one day. It was perfect time to play with it. I stamped it several times on the black paper with embossing stamp pad and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. For the focal image and the sentiment as per David's suggestion, I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. It turned out very well and my sister liked it very much.

Rubber Stamp: Wavy Music from Stampendous!
Acrylic Stamp: thanks so much from Hero Arts


Friday, February 19, 2010

thanks so much

I made this card for the following challenges:

* Get Sketchy Card Challenges GS#26

* OWH Stars & Stamps Stash Challenge - create a card using two patterned papers and a button

* Delightful Inspiration - Free Digi Stamp for Week #3

Digital Stamp: Teapot Cheers from Designed 2 Delights
Patterned Paper: Dazzling "Our Princess" Summer Stripes / Pink Deco Paper from My Mind's Eye


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I {heart} you

Yaho~ I used my first Nestabilities set for this card. It is great.

I made this card for the following challenges:

* Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #61

* Sew Many Challenge Wk #4 - Red, Pink and White

* Cute Card Thursday Challenge 99 - Love theme

* Simon Says Stamp Challenge - LOVE

Digital Stamp: "Tied Hearts" Freebie from Sew Many Cards


Sending Love

I made this card for the folowing Challenges:

* Delightful Inspiration - Free Digi Stamp for Week #3

* Card Patterns Sketch 51

Digital Stamp: Teapot Cheers from Designed 2 Delights


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thinking of you on this special day

I made this card for the following challenges:

* OWH Stars and Stamp Sketch Challenge #4

* Crazy 4 Challenges-C4C24 - using Red as the main color

Rubber Stamps: Craft Smart for flower, Hero Art for sentiment


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Have a Happy Birthday

I made this card for the following challenges:

* Delightful Inspiration - February "Free Stamp of the Month Artists" Challenge Week 2

* Stamping 411 - Saturday Sketch Challenge SSC138


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Easter card

This clean and simple card is for OWH S&S Technique Challenge 01: Heat it Up. I stamped the focal image with purple pigment ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.


Card for the Little Girl

I finished this card tonight. I colored the digital image that I received from Dustin Pike for the Little Girl at my husband, David's hospital bedside yesterday. It was all of a sudden when he was admiited to the hospital on Thursday morning and I was so worried about his condition. He is discharged today and home now. He seems to be getting better thankfully. It was very long three days.

For me, there was not much to do at his bedside while watching him. So I took the printout of image and markers from home to color it. He liked watching me doing it rather than sitting there in worries.

Hope my card will make the Little Girl happy. Thanks to Dustin for doing this good cause.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

OWH Card Assembling Day

Today I had an OWH Card Assembling Day at work during lunch time with my colleagues. We have completed 78 cards and some that are partially finished in about 45 minutes.Simple sketches and all the pre-cut supplies made it easier. Everyone willingly contributed their time and efforts for making cards for heroes. Thanks to them!

These are my sample cards:

These are cards that we completed today.

Happy Volunteers!


Love Birds for Wedding Wishes

I made this card at the last minute this morning for one of my colleagues who got married recently. I took a photo with my cell phone and it still turned out very well.

Digital Image: Pollycraft
Love Charm from All My


Wnners for Michelle Perket Love Letter Bloghop


Thanks for stopping by my blog over the Michelle Perkett Love Letter Bloghop on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. It was so impressive and touching.

For my blog candy, David, my husbankd, picked the winners randomly as follows:

#3. Pauline
#17. Rhonda Miller
#26. Christine

I will send a PM on PCP to each winner.


Monday, February 8, 2010

thinking of you - OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #3

I made these simple cards for OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #3 and I am going to use them as sample cards tomorrow when we have OWH Cards Assembling Day at work during lunch time. I pre-cut card stock and patterned papers and punched-out flowers and small hearts. Stamping the sentiment will be done later.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Owl Always Love You

Finally I made this card for Delightful Inspiration Artist's challenge . It took me a while to get a feeling of the saying that Owl sounds like I'll. Hope my guess is right. Well... something to learn everyday. I think this can be a nice masculine card that I can send to our heroes. I colored the image with Bic Mark it and printed out the sentiment from my computer.

This card is also for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #59.

Digital Stamp: "Owl Always Love You" from the Designed 2 Delight by Faith Skrdla


Saturday, February 6, 2010

"LOVE LETTER" Easel Card

Welcome to my blog!

I made this "LOVE LETTER" Easel Card to enter the Michelle Perkett Studio "LOVE LETTER BLOGHOP" - Sunday, February 7, 2010.

I am going to give it to my husband on Valentine's Day. He has been very supportive and patient with me. He is my best friend in my life. The message in this bottle is what I am going to write inside of my card as always.

With this card, I also entered the Crazy 4 challenges - C4C23 - a valentine themed card.

I used the digital stamp: Love Letter Fairy from the Michell Perkett Studio on PCP.
To make the easel card stand up by itself, I added my Homemade Dew Drops.
Easel Card Tutorial is HERE. My card size is 5" x 7" which is not in the tutorial however, you can make any variations in size depends on the design of your card.

As a token of appreciation, I like to offer my Blog Candy to 3 winners. The winner will receive a digital stamp of their choice from the Michelle Perkett Studio. I am sure that everyone will like Michelle Perkett's digital stamps as I do. I will have my husband to pick the winners randomly and announce it on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.

What I want you to do (ONLY if you like to do):
1. Be a follower to my blog if you are not yet.
2. Be a follower to OWH Stars and Stamps Blog if you are not yet. I just want to be a help to spread words of this great organization. If you didn't know about it, please visit the Operation Write Home site.
3. Leave a comment on this post.

Here is the list of LOVE LETTER BLOGHOP. Hope you make it through all the way and enjoy while you are bloghopping. Thanks very much for your stopping by.

Michelle's Blog
Jennifer B.
Jenn Dove
Barbara S.
Mary D.
Crystal M. Smith
Marilyn Webb
Seongsook <----- You are here now.
Christy Dillman
Michelle Perkett Studio challenge blog


Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Trifold Shutter Card

This morning, I read a post about the Trifold Shutter Card Tutorial at the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog. What a great tutorial! It is open for two weeks to give you time to figure out this challenging card.

I made this card with an idea that came up to my mind while I was reading one of comments that questioning how can soldiers write their message on this card.

This is a close up of the middle panel of the card. Not only this blank space but also I made it as a pocket and inserted a paper inside for wrting more messages. I put the ribbon at the top left of the inside paper to make it easier to pull it out.

Digital Image used:
- Happy Birthday from Michelle Perkett Studio
- Balloons by Fred, She Said Digital Designs


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love is...

Another Love is...

I made this card for Valentine's Day Card Exchange based on the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #2 with the digital image "Love Collage" from the Designed 2 Delights.