It has been a while since my last update. My cousins and a good friends of mine were visiting me over the weekend and my mother arrived beginning of this week.I always like visitors. Luckily we always have friends and family coming and staying overnight:)
This morning, when I looked out the window, everything was covered by snow. Yes, winter has finally come and the fluffy flakes of snow is drifting down from the heavens the whole day. It’s a perfect day to spend time in my scrapbook room again. Today I made a holiday card using my new Martha Stewart Stamp Around the Page stamp set. I purchased it in October but never got a time to really use it.
Solid Card Stock: Blueberry sky (Papertrey Ink), Pure Luxury layering Weight Card Stock (Gina K), Vellum (Papertrey Ink).
Stamps: Christmas2build (Stamp of Life), Snowflake and Calligraphy set (Martha Stewart)
Dies: Framelits Dies Set Scalloped Square (Sizzix)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Blueberry sky (Papertrey Ink), Versamark
Miscellaneous: WOW silver Embossing Powder, Twine, Button
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
It’s my second week after I started with my 4th Chemo. Still feeling weak, but obviously I am doing better than the second weeks from previous chemo. Yesterday I met my oncologist and asked what would he do if after 6 chemo cycles we still can see the cancer cells. I was happy to hear that he would prefer to wait for a couple of weeks to see how it develops. I cannot imagine if I have to undergo more than 6 cycles. So, lets hope that we kill them all!!
Today’s card is a Thank You Card. I got this cool background stamp from Hero Arts. The Glitter pot had it on 50% sale a couple weeks ago.
I stamped the images and drew the outline with Copic Multiliner to give more definition. I really like how the card came out.
Today I made 2 colorful cards. I basically only reproduced the cards. I wanted to try to make a card with a window and floating image like Papertrey Ink shows on their make it monday. I found the card very sweet.
Solid Card Stock: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), Pure Luxury Layering Weight Card Stock (Gina K), Kraft Paper (Papertrey Ink).
Patterned Paper: Splash (Echo Park)
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Daydreamer, Beautiful Butterfly, Counting My Blessing (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Counting my blessing, Beautiful Butterfly, Limmitless Layers: 1 ¾” Circle (Papertrey Ink), Framelits Dies Set Circle (Sizzix)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink), Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)
Miscellaneous: Copic Multiliner, Germstone, Acetate sheet
I enjoyed making this card, so I thought I would do another one. And here it is. Another beautiful window card with floating image:
Here are for the detail:
I didn’t make any card this weekend. Instead I have a recipe I want to share with you. American Apple Pie. I got the recipe from this link. It’s very easy to make, but delicious. I hope to gain weight this weekend by eating this pie.
Original recipe (makes 1 – 9 inch pie)
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
Another Card for Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge🙂 This time I made a garland Card. I think it’s cute to send it to a boy.
Solid Card Stock: Pure Luxury Layering Weight Card Stock (Gina K)
Patterned Paper: Everybody loves Christmas (Echo Park)
Stamps: Winter Snow Globe, Winter Penguin (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Medium Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink), Framelits Message Frame (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Miscellaneous: Twine Winter Wonderland (My Mind’s Eye), Stickles, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner.
Today I made this card for Christmas Card challenge from Craftyhazelnut. I have to make a Christmas Card for man or boy. I was thinking of making one for a man. More masculine and simple. Luckily I found this pretty patterned paper from Prima Marketing. It’s from North Country which I think fits. I chose to use round clips from American Craft as embellishment.
Next Holiday Card is a man card:) This time I used Embossing Resist Technique to make the card. For tutorial you can click this link. To make it more unique, I added Tinsel Glitter from Martha Stewart behind the big Snowflake.
Solid Card Stock: Pure Luxury Layering Weight Card Stock (Gina K), Kraft Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Snowflake Medley (Papertrey Ink), Season’s Greeting (Echo Park)
Dies: Cloud 1 & 2 Dies (Papertrey Ink), Framelits Dies Set Circle (Sizzix)
Ink: Distress Ink Broken China (Tim Holtz), Tuxedo Black (Memento),Versamark
Miscellaneous: Twine Winter Wonderland (MME), Black and Clear Embossing Powder (Zing), Tinsel Glitter Crystal (Martha Stewart)
Today I watched a Japanese Drama. Iki mo Dekinai Natsu. Apparently, there is a law in Japan which states that if a child is born between a couple where the wife had been in a prior marriage less than 300 days ago, the child will be registered under the prior husband’s family register even if DNA tests prove that the child is that of the new couple. So, because of this rules and for some reasons, some mothers don’t register their children. This makes it difficult for the children because they don’t have citizenship to their own country, thus they cannot have ID card, passport, health insurance, etc. I wonder if the law still exists.
Today’s card will be a thank you card I made a few weeks ago.
Solid Card Stock: Kraft Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Splash Collection (Echo Park)
Stamps: Flower Fussion #2, Turning a New Leaf, Counting My Blessing (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Flower Fussion #2, Friendly Flower, Rickrack Border (Papertrey Ink), Framelits Dies Series Circle (Sizzix)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Miscellaneous: Button, Copic Multiliner, Scalloped Punch (Fiskars), Twine Winter Wonderland (My Mind’s Eye).
This is the first time I’ve ever made a Card Series. I had this idea when I was in the hospital. The first night I was at home, I wasn’t able to fall asleep. I had so many card ideas in my mind. So I decided to finish these card yesterday night. Once I had stamped the images and colored them, it didn’t take long to make 6 cards.
For these cards I used again Kraft Cardstock from Papertrey Ink and patterned papers from “Everybody Loves Christmas” collection from Echo Park. My hands were still shaking when I made these cards. It was so hard to make the stitches around the circle. I am so happy that they came out so pretty. I think there are very very cute:)
I am very happy today because I could finished 7 cards since I arrived home yesterday! This one is the most time consuming. As you see, I made the owl from scrap papers. I thought of putting it to the challenge week from Simon Says Stamp. The challenge was “Stamping without Ink”. Lets see whether I still can submit it.
Almost the papers I used are from “Everybody Loves Christmas” collection from Echo Park. The words for the sentiment I chose was from a stamp I saw once in an online shop. I really enjoyed making this card. Probably because I didn’t get in touch with papers and scissors for the last 5 days:)