Friday, January 29, 2010

Thank You Card

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I like to share this thank you card.  I am sending this card to Janet. It didn't start out as a thank you card.  I made the quilled flowers for another wedding card  but the flowers were too big for the wedding cake so I used them for this card.
The papers that I used for the quilled flowers were from AC Moore.  They were 12 x 12 card stocks and I cut them into 1/8" strips.  The papers were thin enough to roll.  The rest of the papers were from Stampin' Up!

I hope you've enjoyed today post.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!



Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quilled Wedding cake card

Good Morning,

When I first saw the original card from here a few months ago, oh, I wanted to make one so badly.  I tried, and  tried,  then I stopped.  Finally, I decided to give it another tried.  I think I got it.  The quilled flowers were so small.  They were smaller than a penny.

 I am giving this card to a couple who is getting married this April.  Although, I am a little hesitated because you see the cake texture?  It's poinsettia and the wedding is in April.  Those two don't go together.  What do you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. I really appreciated you taking the time to leave me a comment.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For You Card

I made this card for Chris's birthday, the 25 days Christmas swap hostess. 

Card stocks: So Saffron, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Black Stazon
                                        Fifth Avenue stamp set, One of a Kind set, God's Beauty, Crayon, ribbon, small
                                                  oval  punch, scallop oval punch, Acqua painter, and glitter

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Today I like to share this dress card that I've made for Rebeca's birthday.  Rebeca is in the same class with my son, Ray, and I also watch her after school.  She likes her birthday card and she was going to brag about it in class. The hanger looks a little off.  It moves from left to right.

Supplies: Pretty in Pink card stock, Chocolate Chip card stock, grosgrain ribbon, retired DSP,  word window punch. Happy Moment (SAB), Scallop Trim Border punch (SAB)

Thanks again for visiting.  Have a great day!!!


Monday, January 25, 2010

A card for a Boy

Good Morning Everyone,I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I couldn't complain about my weekend.  This is the first card I made for Evan Rupp.  A boy whom I posted about him last week.  But I am not sending him this card.  Did you see the red ink smeared above the scallop circle?   I didn't know I got ink on my hand  and after I was done stamping the "for you" I  had that red ink smeared on the card.  My two and a half year old, Faye, said it for me "Oooh! man."

 So I had to make another one using the same layout and the same color except for the card base.
 Hope he likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, January 22, 2010

A Card for a Boy, Please!


I visited my blogger friend's blog, Barbara Diane, from her blog it led me to this blog and another blog.  Anyway all these lovely ladies are asking people to help a little boy to reach is goal.  Here is his story:  Evan is the grandson who is autistic and he has just been mainstreamed into the regular class.  He is trying very hard to blend in and make friends.  Although, I am not autism but I knew how Evan feel because I was once tried to fit in.
There is a contest in Evan's class to see how many cards from different states and countries can Evan get.  The more from different area the better.
If possible you could send postcards from the area you live. Just mention on the cards that you are a friend of his Grandma Froggy.  If he gets the most cards on the map he will win a prize.  Spread the word to anyone you know in other states or countries. Let's help this little guy win this and fit into his new school.

Send a postcard or Valentine to:  Evan Rupp c/o Mrs. Parvizi First Grade, Frederick Douglas Elem School, 100 Cedarmeade Ave, Winchester, VA 22601

Thank you!!!


Wedding week - Day 5

Good Morning,

I made this bridal shower card for Janet.   I  made the dress template. I hand cut it and  then I embossed it with Stampin' Up! elegant bouquet embossing folder.  Love that folder! I then wraped 1/4" of the grosgrain ribbon around the waist.  I punched a few small flowers punch, sponged the edges then crumbled them and finished with a flourish.  The stamped flourish was inspired from Vilta's Design.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Card stocks: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Very Villa
Ink: Baja Breeze, Shimmery paint
Taffeta ribbon, grosgrain ribbon
Sincere Salutations set

Small five petals punch
Clear stamp

Thank you for stopping by!!!  Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding week - Day 4

Hello again,

I have just one more cake to share.  Here is the complete three tiers cake.  This cake was also made for Janet's order.  I didn't use all the flowers that I've made.  I had to make smaller roses for the middle tier. I went to several places to look for the leaf punch but couldn't find it.  So I hand cut all the leaves and embossed them with my piecing tool. I was surprised how quick it took to make those leaves.

 The icing was from the circle scallop bigz dies cut and I just cut them into small triangle pieces.


 I added a piece of card stock to cover the back of each piece and then I used clear Velcro for the opening.

  three tiers cake template from Stampin' UP!
Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Old Olive card stocks
28 lb. printing papers for the roses (office Max)
Ballet Blue ink
Shimmery Paint
Bigz dies circle scallop
1 1/2" circle scallop punch
1" circle scallop punch
piecing tool

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wedding Week - Day 3

Good Morning,

Today I'd like to share another cake that I've made.  Remember I posted these flowers last week.  Here are some of the them.  I met Janet at the craft show from last year and she ordered the cake as a bridal shower favor boxes. The wedding color was supposed to be Brocade Blue, but I didn't have it and there wasn't enough time for me to place the order so Janet settled with Ballet Blue.  You can find the tutorial on how to make the roses from here.

Here is a close up of the center.  I hand cut the big flower in the center.   When I arranged all the same size flowers, it didn't look as nice.  It leave gaps between the flowers.  Now with the big flower in the center,it fills in the gap.  I sponged shimmery paint on the roses.
I also decorated each cake piece.  It look delicious. Isn't it?  Janet was very happy with it.

Check back tomorrow to see what I have to share.

Thank you so much for visiting!!!



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wedding Week - Day 2

Good Morning,

Today is day 2 of my wedding week.  I CASE this one from here.  Again I stamped the image first with versa mark then with Pretty in Pink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

 Here is the inside.
  I didn't really like how Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip look on this sample so I made another one with Bashful Blue and Whisper White.  I followed the same process except for this second card I replaced the flourish with layers of card stock.  I like this a lot better.
Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Wedding Week - Day 1

Good Morning,

Today is day 1 of my wedding week.   I just love the flourish from Baroque Motifs stamp set and thought it would make a good wedding invitation.  I decided to use the traditional black and white for my first sample.  I stamped the flourish with Whisper White craft ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I repeated with the same process for "Cherish".  The heart corner punch was from Walmart.

 I didn't really like the black and white so I made the same one in different colors.  For the second card I used Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock.  I ink the image first with versa mark then Baja Breeze ink (retired) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I like this one a lot.
Thank you for visiting.

Have a great day!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Quilled card/frame

Good Morning Everyone,
Thank you for visiting me today.  Today I'd like to share this card/frame.  One day I just sat down and made these small flowers.  They came out nice so I decided to make a frame card.  I thought this card/frame is very versatile.  It can be used as a card, an invitation, or even scrap book page.

 I had moved from using 1/4 inch quilling strips to 1/8 inch quilling strip.  1/8 inch is harder to cut and work with but the result are worth it.  Here I used 1/8 inch x 6 inches for the flowers.  The big leaves are 1/8" x 12" and the small leaves are 1/8" x 6".

Pink flowers were not my first choice, but I thought it looks pretty nice.  What do you think?

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm.  We are having a little break from the cold temperature here in the Delaware Valley.  The temperature is going to be around mid 40. :)


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Girl 6 x 6 Scrap pages

Just sharing a few simple girl 6 x 6 scarp pages.

Thanks for looking.


Brayed Embossing Folder Tutorial

Good Morning,

As I had promised.  Here is the tutorial on the brayed embossing folder tutorial.

Step 1: Inked up the brayer and brayed all over the debossed size of the embossing folder.

 Step 2: Place whisper white card stock inside the folder and then close the folder.
 Step 3: use tab 1
then clear cutting board
then place the folder on the clear cutting board
 Place the second clear cutting board on top of the embossing folder and ran it through the big shot.
 Note: I had my inked size of the embossing folder on top.
Viola! This is how it looks like.
 Thank you for checking in with me today.

Have a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Masculine Cards

Hello again friends,

Today I like to share these masculine birthday cards.  It's always been a challenge for me to make any card especially masculine card.  I met a blogger friend, hi Rachel, and Rachel told me that I should get embossing folders.  They are fast and easy for quick card.  I never own any embossing folder before I met Rachel now I owned a bunch.  Thanks Rachel!!  Check out Rachel's blog here.

 For this first card I just ran the embossing folder and the whisper white card stock through the big shot.  Then I stamped the star from retired holiday collection and hand cut them out.


Card Stocks: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, and So Saffron
Ink: Chocolate Chip
The sentiment was from Fundamental Phrase.
Embossing Folder was from Cuttlebug.
I got the ribbon from AC Moore for $1 for a 5 yards spool and I was a happy gal to see it matched SU Brilliant Blue card stock.

 For this second card I inked up my brayer and brayed it on the debossed size of the embossing folder.  Then I placed the whisper white card stock in the folder, closed the folder and ran it through the big shot.  Check back tomorrow for the step-by-step tutorial.

Card stocks: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper white
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Sentiment: Sincere Salutations
Large Oval punch and Small Star punch

Thank you so much for visiting!!!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Quick Quilled Cards

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I've checked several blogs and I've seen some wonderful Valentine projects.  Wow! Valentine's day is coming.  I hope I can  create one or two Valentine's items to share by Valentine's day.

Today I'd like to share these quick and easy quilled cards that I've made a while ago.  There were not much to these cards.  They were all loose coils and I just pinched them into tear drops shapes and  diamond shapes; then I assembled them. 



Thank you for stopping by!!!

Have a marvelous Monday.


Friday, January 8, 2010

A Nice Surprise and A Blogger Friend Blog Candy

Good Morning,

I woke up this morning to a nice surprise.  It was snowing last night.  It didn't accumulate much just enough to cover the ground.  Then my elder son told me that there was a two hours school delay.  I was just as excited as them.

Are you a doll collector? My blogger friend Barbara Diane at Barbara's World of Whimcees made this adorable doll and she is giving her away.


Head over to Barbara's blog  here.    You won't be disappointed.

Until next time.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Some Pictures to Share

Good Morning!

Today I just wanted to share some pictures that I took while I was at Florida.  No, we didn't visit Disney World. We were there to just visited family.   While I was there, my sister took me to a garden.  It was a five acres garden own and operated by husband and wife and a part time helper.  We were really impressed with the work that they both did.  There were quite a few green houses.  Each green house was at least 8 feet tall, 20 feet wide and 50 feet long.  Every winter both of them would unroll the plastic themselves to cover the green houses and during spring they would roll the plastic sheet up.  What a work!!

There were many different kinds of vegetables, herbs, and fruit plants.  Here are the star fruits.  I have never seen a star fruit plant so I don't know how tall they grow.  This one here is about 5 feet tall and still in a pot.

This is called Tamarine.  There are many kinds.  But we only think of them as the sweet kind and the sour kind.  If you had tasted this fruit, looking at them could make you salivating.  This fruit plant could grow as tall as three stories building. This one here is about 6 feet tall and still in a pot.  The owner said this is the sweet kind.  How can he tell?  He must had tasted the fruit that was the only way to tell.
 Look at this palmalow (didn't have spell check for this fruit) tree!  Some people think it's grapefruit but palmalows are much bigger than grapefruit and taste better too.
 Papaya plant.  Papaya plant doesn't have branches and there leaves are big!
 These fruits here are called Jackfruits. I don't know why it's "Jack" and not "Sam" or "Joy" or something else (smile).   These fruits can grow up to be as big as 15 to 25 pounds.  When ripe, it has a really sweet fragrant.
I don't know what this fruit plant call in English.  The tree had so many fruits here that the branch broke.
 Beside visiting the garden, I was busy making these roses.  I punched out all the pieces that I needed and just took the ink pad and a sponge with me.  There were 76 roses.  There's a great tutorial here.  I will share the project next month.
When I finished with the roses, I cut these dragonflies.  Again, I stamped all the dragonflies and colored them at home.  There were about 140 dragonflies.
 Here is a picture of the individual dragonfly.  I colored each dragonfly with three different colors.
 There are more.  These were the palm tree leaves from Prehistoric Pals set (retired).  I cut them before I went to Florida.  There were about 140 leaves. I thought I needed them but turned out I don't need them. I supposed to cut over 200 of these leaves but I was glad the project got canceled.  It was very difficult to cut the leaves. The dragonflies were a lot easier to cut.  Want to try? (lol)  I know, I've made enough cutting for this life time (lol).
Thank you for stopping!!!

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Quilling grapes card

Good Morning,

A quick post.  Here is another quilling grapes that I've made to show the wine store owner.  I didn't have a better leaf punch so I used Martha Stewart maple leave punch.  For the grapes I used 6" lose coils.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day!