Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy 50th anniversary!

How impressive to have 50th wedding anniversary!! Even my father passed away before they hit 50th anniversary!... When I read my house mouse online friend's post in house mouse yahoo group I belong to, back in February, I wanted to make a card for them :) I wanted to make a card a bit fancy for celebrating 50th anniversary, but since I'm mailing this to Canada from USA (BUT, long way from here, Guam USA), I didn't want to send anything too thick or too fragile. I decided to make a FANCY front, and used Glitter lace background technique (ok, I'm not sure how it's called, really, but learned it somewhere a while back...). The background LACE paper I MADE is the one I used that technique. So, it's not the real LACE I layered on the card stock. I used similar design paper from MS holiday/valentine's day paper stack for layering the main image & the sentiment. I used glitter glue (yellow) on sunflower petals, randomly, but it's a little hard to see. White little punched out hearts on the right corner & layering paper underneath of glittered lace background paper has also shimmer in them but it's hard to see it on the picture...but very similar simmer to that white ribbon and that's the reason I chose that ribbon, to match. The sentiment stamp is old Holly Pond Hill collection. The number "50" is from alphabet set of Lawn Fawn. Surprisingly, the font MATCHED with the Happy Anniversary Stamp! And the size is also perfect that "50" being a bit larger! How exciting! lol! I wrote a little "th" by the number "50". :-) I used pearl pen to make "her" pearl necklace :-) Other pearls are store bought; white & red, both. I placed a little heart gem inside of the number "0". Yes, as you noticed, I FINALLY got my C-plate in the mail!! yeah! :-) It's so nice to "Cuttlebug" again! lol :-)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great week! :-)

I'm submitting this card to;
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
CropStop Challenge~"handmade paper lace work"
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge~Punches & Dies
PaperPlay Challenges~Animal Antics

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

another "miss you" card from Guam to PA! :-)

"he", who hardly understands arts said the last card (Guam to PA!) was awesome. lol! Hope "he" will think so again, with this card. ;-) I enjoyed making this card. First I wanted to use that sentiment with the paper plane stamp (both in the same set from Lawn Fawn). I also wanted to use chevron pattern, which is also Lawn Fawn. The beach scene is Guam's Original stamp company's. I colored  it using markers and this shows Guam (USA) where I am now. The right scene shows western PA where "he" is now, and western PA is in the mountains.  I used the inkadinkado tree stamp, colored the stamp with markers. I colored the "ground/mountain" with distress ink, cutting the shape of the land, and masked & colored using ink applicator. I paper pieced the paper plane with the same paper I used for background. I stamped the chevron pattern and trimmed it. I used fiskar's punch to punch out the clouds from the card stock I stamped Hero Arts Envelope pattern in lighter ink and inked around the edge of clouds to give a bit more definition after punching those out. The end of the sentiment "...", I used a dot of explamation mark from Lawn Fawn alphabet set :-) SUN is old CTMH. I luv this sun, and almost always use it when "the sun" is needed! :-) I'm submitting this card to Lawnscaping challenge, "Stamp a scene".
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your time to stop by here & leave some comments. THANK YOU~~~~~:-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gorgeous day & evening, Guam, USA! :)

Last Friday was Gorgeous here, desite of Friday the 13th! ;-) Yesterday, we had a Gorgeous sunset. Most of you are not familiar with this island I am at now, so I thought I would share the pictures & youtube short video clips. I took a day time photo & video of Agana bay from the patio of Cafe where I had an Iced coffee :-) The sunset one was taken from the patio of Beach Bar & Grill at Gun Beach, and that's why it's kind of noisy, in the background. There was a live band, and many people were there, behind me.
Thank you for "Visiting" Guam today! Hope you all had a great weekend! :-)

Friday, April 6, 2012

3rd Lawnscaping Blog Hop!! :-)

Welcome to the Lawnscaping Blog Hop ! So glad you’re here! You should have come to me by way of Erika M. This month's theme is all about Spring! The hop runs from Friday, April 6th - Sunday, April 8th! Now sit back and relax and be prepared to be inspired. We have lots of designers on this hop so we want to make sure you have time to see them all! You have the whole weekend to hop along.... 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 is my card.
To make this card, I used 4 Lawn Fawn Stamp sets. I changed the stamp image of birdbath to a little fountain, and used paper plane TRAIL stamp to make the water coming out from the of the bottom. :-) I used sakura gel pen over the water. I also made a new kind of trees, using a big tree stamp with 3 layers of leaves to 6 layers (and embossed with swiss dots embossing folder), and a chopped trunk/log stamp to make trunks of the trees. Except the watering can & tulips, everything is paper pieced. I did sponging on the background; sky & ground. I used hero arts envelope pattern stamp, to use fiskar's cloud punch (small) and used hero arts bigger cloud stamp, trimmed it, and stamped an old CTMH's sentiment. At last, the fox is smelling the tulips! :-) "Spring" reminds me of many birds, and that's why I made this card :-)
Thank you for participating Lawnscaping #3 Blog Hop, and thank you for stopping by my blog! :-) Next head on to Patricia Hays blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of the hop participants and prize information! Have a great weekend! :-)

updated : April 13, 2012, this card was picked as one of 7 Fawny Flickr Friday  card! yay! ;-)

Thinking of you too...

As I mentioned before, I have another friend who's been dealing with her health & her husband health in California. I made this card for her, hoping this will give her a bit of smile, and also let her know that I've been thinking of her also. She sent me this Tilda's stamp late last year. I think that was for my birthday. I've been wanting to color her ever since! :-) I now have Flower Soft, and wanted to use it for the Lilac Tild is carrying. I knew it would work for my lavender image but wasn't sure for lilac, especially for smaller image, but I like the way it turned out :-) When I want to cheer someone up, I tend to use the color Yellow :-) (also for the birthdays:-)) . I also tend to go rather clean & simply for Tilda. I think Tilda herself is so cute, and I don't want her to be burried in too many embellishments. This style works for me :-) I stamped flowers from Rubber Stampede, on the top, to make it look like lilac she is holding :-) I added glitter glue (puprple) randomely to give a bit of shimmer to the card. I used swiss dots embossing folder for background paper. The sentiment is from Hero arts. To finish it off, I used a pretty white ribbon! :-) I layered the main image & the sentiment with dimentional foam to give a bit of depth to the card.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Happy Easter!! :-)

I'm submitting this card to Magnolia-licious challenge.

Thinking of you...

I've been thinking of my MOUSE friend (house mouse online group friend) in California. In fact, I have TWO mouse friends I've been thinking of in California but this goes to one of them, and also later, I'll upload another "thinking of you" card for another friend...
She's been rather healthy (like me :-) ) but for the last couple of months, she has been having more doctors appointments than she's ever had, in such a short time. So I've been wanting to make a card to give her a bit of smile, and shows her I've been thinking about her and praying...
Lavender & purple always calm my nerve down :-) I luv working with the color & the flower. It just relaxes me, since I was a 4th grader... :-) And now you know why I have THIS blog name & profile picture. :-)  Flower soft never appealed to me til I met THIS house mouse stamp & this color of flower soft :-) I luv how it looks. Hope you agree with me too. lol :-)

I also loved this week's challenge sketch at the Sweet Stops. And I finally got a chance to USE new papers from DCWV which I found at Joann right before I left PA, and BROGHT them with me in my carry on, because I got nervous for missing luggage & in the mail. I fell in love with these 2 stacks of papers from DCWV, and guess what the name is; the Chateau Lavender Matstack & its Cardstock Matstack. :-) Now you know how much I love Lavender! lol! When you have great papers, you just want to use them as many as possible, and so do I :-) I usually don't decorate inside of the card, but I did, for this, using the same paper I used (circles) for upper and bottom corners of the front. I even used a small part of the paper for the sentiment from this stack :-) It may not show on the pciture but the card stock I layered the main image & the sentiment are shimmery paper. Hope this card will give her a bit of relaxation when she looks at it ...
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today. Have a great long weekend! :-)
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