Friday, September 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop!! 9.9~9.11.2011

Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop! So glad you are here! You should have come to me by way of Cathy Fongjoyo. This month's theme is magical Holiday projects! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th ~ Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.
Here are my cards. I made 4 Christmas cards & 1 Hanukkah card! :-)
First Card ~ I used Ornaments and stars from new Ornate Ornaments set. I inked only the outlines of the ornaments so that I could stamp penguins & polar bear from Critters in the Snow set inside of the ornaments. I also stamped the ornaments & snowflakes on transparency, heat embossed them, and layered them over the images on the white cs, to give a GLASS look :-) I used glitters for the snow on the ground for penguins ornaments.
 Second Card ~ I paperpieced all the ornaments, and heat embossed them. I used tiny gems to make more festive on ornaments! :-) All the ornaments & the sentiment were adhered with pop up glue dots to give more dimention, as well as the first card.

Third & Fourth Cards ~ I couldn't decide which colors I would like, and I made them both! lol :-) The ornament, Ribbon & the hanger are separate stamps. I luv this stamp set. There are even 3 different styles of hangers. You can make any way you like :-) I heat embossed the ornaments & the sentiment. This time, I used the sentiment, stamped the first half on top, and the second half on the bottom. "Merry Christmas" is a long one line sentiment stamp. For both cards, I used Nestabilities to cut the center of the front panel. I attached the focal image on the inside panel. For the white pearl center card, I used Viva decor Pearl pen to put pearls on swirls.
For the Hanukkah card ~ I used the white glossy paper, heat embossed with silver embossing powder (used brilliance ink for the stars, without heat embossing), used 2 distress inks, to get the main panel color. I used Ribbon tag nestabilities for the sentiment, used the same distress inks, adhered with dimentional glue dots. I used glitter for the flames.
Thank you very much for participating in this lawnscaping blog hop & stopping by my blog. :-)
Next head on to Deb Lengyel's blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers.
Have a great weekend!! :-)
PS. I'm also submitting the first card to the current Lawnscaping challenge for Embossing Extravaganza.

Editor's note : The card with many little ornaments were featured on one of Fawny Flickr Friday on 9.23.2011.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

the Shaped Sketch Challenge at Moxi Fab!

When I saw this sketch, immetiately I thought about this Seashell Duest Stamp from Posh Impressions. So I stamped them (duet~solid stamp & outline stamp), and thought around this main image. I heatembossed the outline. I used the printed paper of "water surface", stamped the bubbles in white, and then heat embossed them. I used light blue cs, stamped fish, have drawn the all lines with sakura clear glaze pen to give more distinguished images. I have handdrawn the wave line, using sakura clear star gel pen. It's more subtle look than using the silver color. I used Viva decor Pearl pen for the pearls on the seashell and around the circle. The second picture shows you more where they are heat embossed, where I used clear star gel pen & clear glaze pen, with the flash of the camera I used. Moxi fab is running other sketches. Sketches are one of my fav. challenge! :-) Hope I can find time to make more cards for other sketches before the deadline.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you all are having a great labor day weekend! :-)

Friday, September 2, 2011

the Wall Quilt from Debbie Mumm!!:-)

Today, I've received a package from Debbie Mumm, the famous artist whose line of fabrics are wellknown around the world! What a Cheerful Beautiful quilt!! Amazing!! I've been her fan since early 90s', cuz I make cloth dolls, and her fabrics are just right for my "country" dolls. I also like patchwork, using her fabrics to make things, incld. small coasters. For last 20 years, I've collected her mug cups, plates, tea pots, tin cans, rubber stamps, buttons, etc., etc., and I even cross stiched 2 wall hangings of her design! I've sewn her christmas tree skirt, using her panel fabric. I have her notebooks, used her calendar, pocket planner, wallpaper on my computer, bought her art clip CD ... the list goes on. Now you all know that I've been a BIG fan! What I love about her designs are that they give me Warm Cozy feeling inside, even I lived in tropical islands where it never gets cold. lol :-) Anyways, so, because me being her big fan, she is on my facebook (meaning, I "like" her and I get her posts time to time). She used to have a blog, but she closed it, and later, she opened her facebook. I was very happy to see her there again. About 6 weeks ago, I saw her post, asking us to participate the survey, so I did. I usually take survey of the companies I like, hoping that would help the companies. I don't recall that she/her company mentioned about Giveaway for the participant of this survey, which was even short in my opinion, and her having over 2,000 fans on her facebook, I totally forgot about I even took that survey. Two days ago, I read her post saying that her staff was looking for ME, cuz I WON her signed wall quilt from taking that survey!!! I posted on her post that it was ME! Anyways, we had a couple of postings and I received an e-mail from the customer service rep. of her company that he was mailing it next day, and I received it today (9/2) from the westcoast (WA)!! I was amazed how quick they processed it, and how quick it was delivered, and inside of the box, as you can see, a REAL PRESENT!! When I opened the box, I saw the envelope, sitting on this PRESENT. I opened it, and it was a message from Debbie, as you can see. Yes, I AM EVIE BUNNY, on facebook :-) They wrapped her quilt in her fabric, and tied around it with her another pretty yellow fabric! I unwrapped the fabric, and inside, I found the Beautiful & cheerful flower wall quilt!! The size of this quilt is 30" x 30", larger than I thought! The details are Amazing!! You can see the back of this Amazing quilt on one of the pictures too. And she wrote my name, and signed on the corner!!! I will treasure this Beautiful quilt forever!! ... my recent project using her fabrics are a coster (luv making coasters!), and the background for my card, instead of using the paper, with the Coffee theme design! I love to buy her fabrics at my fav. Joann! :-) I still feel like I'm Dreaming... lol! :-) ps. I wanted to take better pictures with better background/wall. Some of you know that I live here temporary, and unfortunately I don't have nice open space for better picture shots. lol...

another "BACK TO SCHOOL" challenge!!

I must've been missing school so much?! This is my 3rd?, and I have to make at least one more for the swap I participate in, this month! The difficult part, making this theme card is that I have very limited "school theme" things to make cards. At the Pixie Cottage, they are running "back to school" challenge and/or the sketch. I chose both, and here is my card. I also flipped the sketch. For previous 2 cards, a "house mouse" and "tilda" looked happy and ready to go back to school, but this house mouse.. it seems he isnt' ready to go back to school yet... lol :-) I received this image from my house mouse online friend, Mary Anne (thanks again!), last fall, but last fall, I didnt' make any "back to school" card! I used old CTMH apple stamp, heat embossed them, to give a bit of thickness, and adhered onto double loops ribbons. The ribbon with printed apples is the last small piece I found in my stash :-) I put those tiny buttons on the corner with matching colors.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope you'll all have a great labor day weekend! :-)

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