Monday, 27 February 2012

Tea For Two

Happy Monday! Do you love tea? I sure do. I received a big box of specialty tea from a friend for Christmas and I can not wait to invite a friend over to have tea with me. I'm with my kids everyday and to have an adult company with me in the day time would be nice. How do I schedule that in to my busy schedule? (sigh!)

Anyway, onto my card. I made this card using the Tea Shoppe stamp set. I use the Paper Doily Die for the background and the Labels Collection Framelits Die for the sentiment. I cut the middle of the doily to get the flower behind the sentiment framelit die piece. This gives me two doily pieces from one doily piece. Isn't that cool? The middle of the bigger doily is hidden from the yellow designer paper so you wont even know that I cut the middle out if I have not told you what I did to it.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, 24 February 2012

Tea Shoppe Card

Today's card has a pocket in the front that holds a tea bag. The recipient can enjoy a cup of tea from you. I fell in love with the Tea Shoppe stamp set in the Occasion mini the minute I saw it. The big tea cup and the little trio tea cups are so pretty. I have something in mind I want to make with this stamp set but time is not allowing me to do it.

I added the Paper Doily Die just under the tea cup. Pretty doily. I added some jewels to the cup and the sentiment. I love those shiny bling.

You can see here in this picture of the tea bag slightly taken out of the pocket. While I was writing this post a thought came to me. I can make a tag or bookmark and put it inside the pocket. What a great idea! I think I shall do that for my next project.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a nice weekend!

  "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;"
1Th 1:3


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Angry Birds Party Favour Bag and Birthday Cards

Happy Wednesday everyone! My son loves angry birds so I made him party favour bag to give to his friends. I stamped one side of the natural linen bags and one side I glued felted angry bird. I die cut the circles but the little pieces I had to cut them free hand. No pattern to those parts.

I also made an angry birds birthday card for him. He loved it so much I got a huge long hug from. I don't get many hugs from him anymore so I really cherish this one.

These birds are made from Stampin'Up! punches. Except the eyes, eye brows and the feathers on the heads. I had to cut them out free hand.

My two daughters made this card for their brother. They are so cute. They got inspired after seeing the card that I made for their brother. Those cottons are eggs. Are they big eggs or what? lol

Here is the inside of the card. My littlest one was so excited she drew many things inside the cards. She would have filled the inside with many drawings if I didn't stop her.

Thank you for visiting me today! Have a great day!


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Happy Birthday Jarod!

13 years ago God blessed my husband and I with a baby boy. He was a tiny little one born at 5 lbs 1oz.  Now he is taller than me. The picture above was taken when he was 7 years old. He love boxes. Everytime I get an order of Stampin'Up! products he would say "Can I play with the box?" I let him of course and this was what he did. He sat in it and played his games. So cute! I just had to take a picture of him. I tried to get him to sit in the same size box for me to take a picture and he said "no". Teenager. Too embarrass now to do such thing.

This is him now. In Sept. he will be in the teen class at church. There is no one same age as him. Most of his friends are older than him so he can't wait to be in the same class and to go to the teen activities with them.

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
 Psalm 127: 3


Monday, 20 February 2012

Valentine Milk Carton Favours

Good day stampers. Last week I made some milk carton favours for my kids to give to their friends at church. My Pastor and his wife watched our children and other couple's children so that we can go out on a date on Valentine's Day. What a blessing they are! My youngest (5 years old) was in charge of making sure every kids get one. She did a great job at it and love doing it too.

My first time using Stampin'Up! Milk Carton die. Had it for awhile but could not think of what to do with it. I filled each carton with Maynard's candies. They kids all loved the favour boxes and the candies of course.

Thank you for stopping by!

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; ..."
Luke 6:38


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Altered Soup Can and Paper Flowers

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day yesterday. My husband cooked a delicious surf and turf dinner for Valentine's Day. He was so amazing! He made shrimp, scallop, fish and potato soup and oyster for appetizer and lobster, fish and steak with vegetables for the main course. It was so yummy! I was so stuff I couldn't move after that. Thank you honey for the wonderful Valentine's Day dinner!

A few weeks ago a 10 years old girl came up to me and asked me to make some decorations for a going away party. It took me awhile to figure out what to make for her since she didn't have any idea what she wants.  

I altered a soup can by covering it with pattern paper. I went looking for all the pink/red pattern papers that I have. I have quite a stash of pattern papers that I have not use for a long time. Now they are all gone after making these flowers. I made 12 of these flowers and altered 4 cans. I also shredded the pattern papers and then crimped them and put them in the cans. This helps the flowers to stay put inside the can.

I die cut the flowers with the Fun Flowers Die, tape them together by threes and then curled the ends. Sandwich two flowers together with a skewer in the middle as a stem.

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."
Isaiah 40:8


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day.

My attempt at making a huge chocolate chip cookie heart today for my Valentine. It was so big that it couldn't fit onto the plate. I had to cut it down to fit it.

I've never done this for my husband before but this year I decided to decorate the table for Valentine's Day. My baby girl decorated the centre piece. I just gave her the stuff and she puts them together. The two older ones set up the table. My kids and I surprised their daddy when he got home for lunch. He was late and the kids got all hungry.

Here is a picture of how big the cookie was even after it is trimmed. My husband is going to have fun eating it.

Thank you for stopping by today!

"How deep the Father's Love for us. How vast beyond all measure!"


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Valentine Diaper Folding Pouches

Good day everyone! Welcome to rainy Vancouver. I'm glad to be inside with my kiddies while they do school work. Being a stay-at-home mom is so great. Although my youngest is taking forever to do her school work. She talks more than do her work so 2 hours of work end up to be 4 hours. Gotta love her though. She's the entertainer of our home. Our house would've been very quiet if it wasn't for her. Most of the stuff she says are funny.

Well, onto my creations for today. I made two diaper fold pouches for Valentine but they can be for any occasions. I used a 6" x 6" designer paper to make the pouch.

The pouches are mounted on the rosettes or accordion flowers. You can see the tutorial here on how to make the flower.

I added a flower to the front of each pouches. The flower is the new Blossom punch in the Occasion Mini.

I was able to fit two little heart cookies inside each pouches. I might make some of these for my kiddies to give to their friends if time permits. They will be filled with candies instead.

Thank you for stopping by!

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
Matthew 22:37


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sailboat Birthday

Hi, stampers!

I made this card for a friend's birthday that is coming up. I used the Open Sea stamp set for the main image and the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper for the background. I love this stamp set and the pattern paper. I made many projects with this set and pattern paper.

This stamp set is not in the Idea Book & Catalogue but it is still available to buy.

Thank you for stopping by today!

"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
Mark 4:39


Monday, 6 February 2012

I Was Featured!

Good day everyone! I'm so excited today! I was featured on My Crafty Picks for the Valentine Treat Box and Card project.

Thank you Tiffany for featuring my project on your blog. I'm honoured to be featured.

ETA: I was also been ipicked by Nancy for the same project. Thank you Nancy! It is always fun to see all the lovely creations you pick for your ipicks.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Philippians 4:13


Friday, 3 February 2012

Thank You Apothecary Art Card

Good day stampers! I'm so glad it is Friday. That means weekend is here.

I made this card (about 10) for a lady at church. At least once a year she order cards from me. She wanted "thank you" cards this time. She used to stamp but too busy now to do it.

Yes, another card that uses the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Label Occasion Framelit die. They are my new favourite things from the Occasion Mini catalogue. It is a very simple card to make yet beautiful. I love blue colour so that's the colour for her cards since she have preference on how the card should look like. Hope she like it.

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Flowery Congratulations Wedding Card

Happy Thursday everyone!  Here is another wedding card I made using the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelit Die. Both items are in the Occasion Mini catalogue.

I used markers and a blender pen to colour the flowers and leaves. I added small half pearls to the four corners and two big half pearls around the word "congratulations" for some bling. I did the ribbon only a quarter of the way at the top left corner of the card. Very easy to do and uses less ribbon and looks nice at the same time.

Thank you for visiting today! Have great day!

"Rejoice in the Lord alway : and again I say, Rejoice."
Philippians 4:4