Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mini Cards

Hello! 

It's me again! The cards I made below are from 3x3 to 4x4 card sizes. They were fun and quick to make especially when you are on a time constraint and need to make tons!! I have been into kraft paper lately and loved how they came out on the cards! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Last Day of 2013 =)


I used the postage stamps from Purple Onion Design on the envelop below. They are the cutest when personalizing envelops. I was so rushed that I forgot to even stamp in the date teehehehe...




A Sweet December

Morning!

I am back again to show some more of the Christmas cards I made =) This time I used Jilly and Emaline's Secret and Sweet Fairwee Piper from Sweet November Stamps! I made different versions using the postage spellbinder die cut that I got from the Ontario Scrapbook Convention =) Had so much fun making these! For some of us today is the last day of 2013 and others getting ready to welcome 2014!! Hope you all have a fun and safe night welcoming New Years!






Monday, December 30, 2013

CAS Holiday Cards

Morning!

Just wanted to share a couple of CAS cards I made for Christmas this year. Most of my cards barely made it this year or even late. This explains for me being absent in blogland and barely posting my cards now...LOL I tell myself to start early every year and every year I end up hustling to get these out and done towards the last minute! Anyhow I will try to post all my holidays cards out this week before 2014 arrives =) Happy Monday!



Stamps/ Punch Used:

Xmas Sweetie Anya (TGF)
Santa (Whiff of Joy)
Stampin Up Ornament Punch

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Photo Inspiration #3 Challenge

Morning!

How was everyone's Christmas?! Hope all was wonderful with lots of presents underneath the tree! Yumi and Fumi Handmade has a Photo Inspiration Challenge still going on for those of you who still want to get into the groove of things! The picture is so pretty don't you think?!



My take of the photo is below using Winter Yumi! It's a mini tissue box I covered with DP and a silver ribbon!


Below is the back side of the tissue box. I used the greeting farm Christmas clear stamp set and stampin up punches. Make sure you link up by this Friday Jan 3, 2014 for a chance to win great prizes!!


Here are some other tissue boxes I made using TGF images! Have a nice week ahead and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since I blogged...LOL I am sure some of you are feeling the full force of Christmas creeping upon us...ahhh!!! Anyhow just wanted to drop in for some inspiration. I wrapped Hersey chocolate bars with card stock and crimped it at the ends. I used white paper to punch out borders and ribbon layered over it. I topped it off with these darn cute Sweet Penguins and Sweet November Fairwee Piper from C.C. Designs!  My friend Annie gave me one last year and it was so cute that I had to make some this year!



Hugs!
Kathy

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happily Ever After

Hey there!

Just wanted to drop in and share this wedding card I made for a couple that got married recently. It's been a while since I inked up stamps from the greeting farm.  Ian is from the "I Do" set and Anya is Princess #4. Thanks for stopping by~!


Challenges I am entering:

Monday, December 2, 2013

CYBER-MONDAY HOP-Happy Blessings!

Hi Everyone!

Did you get a well rested Thanksgiving stuffed with turkey with the company of loved ones? Or got your hands on any great black friday deals? Hope all is merry welcoming December! Anyway, The Greeting Farm is having a CYBER-MONDAY Blog Hop that you surely don't want to miss! Prizes up for grabs are:

$25 gift certificate to one RANDOM winner who participates in the hop, along with a 2nd prize of a 4x6 set, 3rd prize of a single rubber set, and some 'honorable mention digis' for creativity and design at the discretion of the Design Team!
                                   
So what I have to share today is a picture frame easel card I made for my sister's birthday. I used the Anya Celebrates set here.  I created the picture insert with spellbinders and used double sided tape to seal the edges leaving the top open so that you can insert a photo. Added pearls and rolled roses to finish off the accents. Loved how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Be Merry~!

Morning Everyone!

Did everyone get a head start on those Christmas cards and projects yet?! I sure haven't and barely getting started so if you are a procrastinator like me...Here is something to inspire you to kick off the fun holiday festivities. I made a wine tag using Yeti Fumi! It makes a nice touch if you plan to give it away or just as decor for home. I used a circle spellbinder to cut the ring on top as the punches won't reach that far in.  I also used a 5 petal flower punch to create a poinsettia and finished it off with gems and pearls. The sentiment is written with red pen and traced over with pink glitter gel pen. Hope this was fun for you and get your juices going for the Holiday Season!




Here is a closer glimpse at the hole I cut out to hang over the wine bottle. I punched out a scallop first on the DP and the glue it onto the white than blue base. I than took a circle spellbinder to cut in the center of the scallop shape.
XOXO,
Kathy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Make a Keiki Smile~!

Hi There!

Just wanted to share the cards I did for the "Make a Keiki Smile"! Made 10 cards total as my contribution. I have been doing this for the past 3 years I believe and it sure makes me happy to know that it makes a difference when everyone comes together for a great cause. The drive is lead by Kris and her aunt. She has the biggest of hearts always upping the number of cards delivered to kids who are in the hospital for the holidays in Mission Hills, CA!  I highly encourage all of you to participate next year because I had a great time and love to see the smiles on children's faces~!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Challenge #28- So Thankful

Morning Peeps~!

Did everyone got a chance to go through the fun blog hop we have going on at Y&FH?! If you haven't than head on over and check out the talented ladies from Team Yumi and Team Fumi which ends on 11/18/13 PST:)

Not only do we have fun prizes up for grabs in the HOP but we also are having the "So Thankful" challenge #28 going right now that ends this Friday, so be sure to link up~!!

I have made a card with Summer Chuckles below to share the inspiration with you. Used an embossing folder for the "thanks" sentiments and the leaves are foam stickers. Hope Chuckles brought smiles to you while visiting because he sure does makes me smile whenever I see him!


Friday, November 15, 2013

1st Team Battle Blog Hop - BRING IT~!

Hi everyone!!

You're in for a real treat today on the Yumi and Fumi Blog. We've got a battle brewing between Team Yumi and Team Fumi and you're invited to a front row seat of the feud. No we're not really fighting, we're just having a bit of fun between teammates and what better way than to show off with a crafty style blog hop? We're going to give the teams a theme to create with and you will be the judges. Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes yes? Well you're absolutely right! As you hop along make sure you leave comments on each blog post because each team member is giving away something on their blog. Yep your eyes do not deceive you, so there are lots of chances to win!!
There will be 4 types of winners:
1. Overall Design Team winners
2. Individual DT winner
3. Overall Blog hop winner will receive a stamp of our choice, plus similar items
each DT member shares in their picture on their projects (it could be you)
4. DT will choose a winner from their own blogs to receive something as well (it could be you)
 
Battle #1 - Embellishments
Team Yumi Yummies vs. Team Fumi Faves
Starts: 11/15/13, Midnight PST
Ends: 11/18/13, 11pm PST


Each DT member will:
1. Share their project
2. List their embellishments
3. Share a picture of what they are giving away on their blog
Here's what you need to do:
1. Go through the blog hop and leave a comment on everyone's blog post
2. When you come back to the YandFH Blog you will vote 1 time by leaving a comment with your favorite designer who you think used the theme the best. We'd also love to hear what you liked about their project so please include that in your comment.
3. Link up on the YandFH Blog
Now let's get ready to rumbbbbbbbbllllllllllllle I mean to the hop order (LOL):

Rosemary (
Team Yumi) (that's ME)
Denice (TF)
Lisa (Team Yumi)
Melissa (TF)
Cebelica (Team Yumi)
Sheena (TF)
Rinne (Team Yumi)
Kathy (TF)
Olivia (Team Yumi)
Leanne (TF)
Renate' (Team Yumi)
YandFH Blog (go here to vote and link up)
For my project today I used Winter Yumi and Chase.
Can you tell what are my favorite embellies?! It's pearls, ribbon or twine, and flowers!
 One lucky commenter on my blog will receive the following from my Faves!


Gluck and hop onto Olivia now!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fang's So Much~!

Hi Everyone!

I recently accepted a new job and just wanted to share with you what I did as my farewell card. In the spirit of Halloween, I was able to use a vampire panda image I have found online. The layout is pretty much simple with embossed bamboo folder from a brand called Darice. I hand written the sentiment "Fang's So Much" to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sending Happy Wishes Your Way~!

Morning Everyone!

Today's special post goes out to the talented Cebelica! She is in our awesome Team Fumi over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade! Made this card using Yumi Peace Sign especially for her as she loves pink and blue!


Happy Birthday Cebelica! Wishing you everything sweet and pretty all day as you deserve it. May the celebrations carry through all month long shared with loved ones!  It's been fun working with ya~! Thanks for all the inspiration you bring to blogland =)

On a side note, we have a new guest for the month on Y&FH! It's Linda! Come on over and check out what she has to share! Not only that, but we also have a color challenge #27 going on til Nov 8th! Can't wait to see all your cards and projects from our current challenge!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Challenge #27 Color Combo

Morning Everyone!

Can you believe it's already November?!? The year is totally flying by!!  Have you guys had a chance to see Yumi and Fumi's color challenge yet? It's Orange, Black, Green, and Purple!! I got inspired by Leanne's post so wanted to make a non-traditional Christmas card as well. Below is my take on the challenge. Come and join us as the deadline is Nov 8th!  I used Winter Fumi with snowflakes embossed on purple cardstock.  I stamped pine trees and made some snow to finish off the scene with a sentiment from CC designs.  I got a chance to also try out this frost spray effect that I borrowed from my friend on Winter Fumi...can you see how she glows as if snow is actually falling? Totally cool and wished I have put it on the rest of the card too. Pretty happy of how it came out since Color Challenges are the most difficult for me, so you guys are not alone out there if you feel the same hehe. Give it a try and you might surprise yourself just like me =D



Challenges I am entering:




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No Tricks...Just Treats!

Hi There!

Just wanted to share a fun treat give away I did with Mummy Ian from The Greeting Farm! He's a digi and such a cutie! I used Stampin Up Top Note die and oval and scallop punches to create the fun give away on designer paper! Finished off the embellies with twine and orange ribbon to hold it together. The sentiment was hand written and popped button with twine bow:)


Challenges I am entering:


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday!! Did anyone get a chance to check out the new challenge over at Yumi and Fumi yet? It's the ever so popular...ANYTHING GOES!! The challenge ends on October 25th so you still have plenty of time!

Remember that our challenge rules has changed. You can only enter once for each challenge and no more than 10 entries if you are linking to other challenges. For more info on the rules click HERE

What I came up with is a card using the Tiki Surf set. Gave the Tiki Man some googly eyes and popped him up along with the hang loose sign I punched out and edged with brown ink to finish it off.  I also added some brown twine on the bottom. Hope you all liked it and can't wait to see all the awesome creations you come up with!


Challenges I am entering:


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Too Cute To Spook~!

Hey There!

I whipped up this card really quick in the spirit of Halloween! The image is from Chi Chi Memories as a freebie for this month's challenge.  He is so adorable! I hand written the sentiment and added some Spooky stickers for this one. The background is a black spider web that I have cut with a spellbinder shape. Excited to make some more halloween stuff as it approaches!



Challenges I am entering:

CCM Challenge - September
Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Challenge #25 Photo Inspiration

Hiya!!

Did you guys get a chance to check out Yumi and Fumi's new challenge going on?! It's a photo inspiration of the below if you haven't got a chance already! The challenge ends this coming Friday so you still got plenty of time!






This picture is so pretty...the dreamy colors and beautiful setting reminds me of happy moments we share with friends and family. Below is my take on the photo. I used "Yumicorn" and the sentiment is from TGF - Anya Lifts set.  Hope to see you join us and share the smiles~!



Challenges I am entering:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Denice

Hi there!

Popping in again to wish Denice from Team Fumi over at YumiFumi Handmade a HAPPY BE-LATED BIRTHDAY! I used Fumi w/ Umbrella sign because she looks so happy smiling from ear to ear! I got inspired by the full moon festival to use the laterns I got which is an embossing folder from sizzix I believe and the stamp is from All That Scraps. 

Denice!! You are such an amazing person leading Team Fumi! Hope you had a great birthday and celebrating still all month long...hehe. Thanks for always inspiring in your work and giving smiles from ear to ear~! You totally Rock! Peace Out Now...=D


Challenges I am entering:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Everything

Hiya!

It's been one crazy month!!! But this past week was especially exciting because it was my hubby's birthday and his first week at his new job =) I made a card using Latte Anya for him which is a tad "Latte" lol. I handwritten the sentiment with a punched out heart. I also paper pieced Anya's Hat and her sweater.




Challenges I am entering:

Garden Variety Tuesday - Blue Raspberry Color Challenge

Sister Act- Anything Goes


One last thing! Kim is giving away BLOG CANDY that ends on 9/30/13.  Come on over to her blog to check out her goodies. Not only that but she has such amazing inspiration going on in her blog if you aren't a follower already!! Take cares =D

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Challenge #24 Make a Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is just around the corner!! It's a great way to start your Christmas tags with Yumi and Fumi's current challenge going on NOW! Can't wait to see all of your creations! I made mine using Signature Yumi below. Up for grabs is a $10 certificate to shop at the Yumi and Fumi store and top 3 will get a 10% discount on purchases as well! So what are you waiting for =)



Challenges I am entering:


Thanks for stopping by~!

Kathy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Smile...

Hello!

It's been a while that I have inked up a TGF image so I decided to use WS-Logan for a birthday card. I used the Film & Polaroid die cut to frame him and wrote in the sentiment.  For the squares, I cut them 1 inch all around and stamped the argyle print on white card stock. The letters are with back adhesives that I bought from Michael's a while back. Was pretty happy of how it came out considering I don't have much time now a days. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day~!


Challenges:



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Back to School

Morning Everyone!

How is everyone's weekend going? Here in Cali, we are trying to beat the heat =( Been scorching hot lately...Hopefully it cools down so we can definitely welcome Fall! Anywho...I have a card to share using Fumi with messenger bag. She is definitely excited and ready for school! I embellished the card with a star on red/white twine.  The gate is punched out from Martha Stewart on both sides. Yumi and Fumi are having challenge #23- Back to School going on right now so join along for the fun! You get to use any stamp image and a chance to win $10 to use towards your purchase if you do. Don't worry if you don't win, because top 3 also gets a 10% off towards their purchase =) Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!




Sunday, September 1, 2013

SURPRISE LEANNE!

Morning~!

Guess who's Birthday is it...if you guessed Leanne, you are totally right!! Please stop by her blog and wish her a Very Happy Birthday! You can also stop by Yumi and Fumi to see all the awesome creations made in honor of her special day =)

Leanne, Happy Birthday girly!! So happy to celebrate and be a part of your "Surprise" Blog wishes...hehehe. I had fun making you this easel frame cared using your Signature self...hehe. The sentiment is from AmyR and banner is a die cut from LaLa Land. The flowers were plain white so I colored them up and embellished it with gems. For the picture you can insert it from the top as I used double sided tape to secure the 3 sides only.  Hope you have a wonderful week long celebration!! For the rest of you, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  



Here is just a closer look at the details on the easel frame

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Y&F Photo Inspiration

Hello All!!


Did you get a chance to try out the Photo Inspiration for Yumi and Fumi's Challenge #22 yet?! If you haven't...you still got some time! Below is my take on it to share with you using Fumi w/ Messenger Bag. I used a circle spellbinder to cut on the designer paper in a corner to accent the stamped sentiment. The bigger star was punched out and popped up. I gave the stars happy faces too by drawing them with copic pens ;) Hope to see your cards and projects entered in the challenges soon!




Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hi Everyone!

I made this card for my wedding anniversary recently and used the Valentine Anya digi. She is too cute! I can't believe it has been 4 years already!! Time sure flies...I put polka-dots on Anya's bow and dress. The paper design I chose was blue from a paper pad called "Moments," what I love about it is the verbiage which was perfect for my card. I finished off the card by stamping an Amy R sentiment and a bow with a heart button. I am also entering this card into the TGF challenge of Anything Goes!




Sunday, August 11, 2013

Challenge #21-Anything Goes

Hello!!!

How is everyone's weekend so far? Summer is coming to an end...so I decided to make something bright and cheery to enjoy the last of it. Below is Fumi with Turtle I used for the card. I embossed the yellow with a bee hive embossing folder and added random red pearls. I was feeling a little artsy fartsy so I created some texture on Fumi's shirt and I drawed in the brick wall she is peeking out of.  

As you all know, I am now a part of Team Fumi over and Yumi & Fumi and they have some really cool challenges going on to kick off the new platform. Right now we have Anything Goes...AND...you can use any stamp image as long as it is not a sentiment =) Cool huh...Hope you can join along in the challenges!!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Team Fumi!!

Morning!

It's FRIDAY!! What's even more exciting is that I get to share with you the news that I am on the Y&F team under Team Fumi!! I am so lucky to be working with a bunch of talented ladies for this stampline that just turned 1 recently. They have some really cute stamps and you can check it out on their online store.  We are going to be showing you some awesome stuff along with the challenges starting again this Sunday so come and play along~!  For more details of the team click here.



Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Life's a Beach

Hi There!

Wanted to share this SUNNY card with you. Here I altered Ian from New Parents and gave him a Hawaiian outfit from TGF wardrobe #1 I believe. Both these sets are way back when TGF was new and are discontinued now.  The ball and boat are from Stampin Up' "Life's a Breeze" set. The sentiment is from Docerela Stamps called "Summertime." I popped Ian up and was very happy of how this card turned out as I was able to use a lot of my different stamp mediums =D Not only that but I get to enter into TGF's FFF challenge which is the great outdoors theme and Anyone for Anya 3D. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013