Amberlyluv

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March CCC

Here is my March CCC for Jie Ying

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Credits:

Time For Tea Paper Collection by Sara Schmutz
Stamps: We R  memory Keepers and Hero Arts
Ink: Martha Stewart
Dies: Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders
Embossing: Sizzix
Kraft cardstock

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tired But Happy!

Oh boy I am soooo tired hehehe. But tired happy! I made 3 tea boxes and 1 gift box for my colleagues today. I still need to make coordinating cards for those boxes though, only finished one and I’m beat already hehe. Hopefully (again) tomorrow I can take pics. Can’t wait ‘til after my shift tomorrow so I can play again! Hehehe.

In the mean time, here’s a simple card I made with a new Penny Black I bought last month.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Festiverous by Robin Carlton and Christy Lyle
Stamp: Sweet Thing (4084H) from Penny Black
Gem: Prima
Punch: Scalloped Sentiment from Fiskars
Copic and Prismacolor markers

Saturday, March 12, 2011

What It Means To Me

I used to be a lot of different creative teams. I remember my days being design team for Prima Marketing and the excitement it always bring when huge boxes of Prima flowers, papers and blings arrived at my house. I was really proud because I was the only design team who came from Asia! I also remember when I was on Zoe Pearn’s team where she was the most coveted designer who were designing for My Mind’s Eye, oh boy, every time she released a kit I felt really blessed to get to play with her stuff. I quit most of my design teams now and I don’t even try getting into new ones thesedays, and I tell you it I felt a lot more creative and better now. I get to create with whatever suits my mood and whenever I feel like it. I am still on a couple of design teams which I love to death, but their stuff is always so charming and lovely I am ALWAYS in the mood to create with their stuff hehe.

Some people desperately want to win challenges and get on to design teams, I really can’t wrap my head around that. Why would recognition be so important to them than the craft itself? To me, when people whom I give my cards to or seen my cards say that my craft is awesome, that is a good enough recognition for me. Sure, winning the challenges or getting into design teams gets you loads of goodies, but you already own most of those stuff.. Am i right? Hehe.  I create therefore I am. I make cards  and stuff because I enjoy making them. That’s why I am at peace with what I’ve done. :)

Anyway, enough crafting wisdom crap from me. hahaha. I’m still here to share my cards. Hehe. Those tea holder projects still needs a little tweaking, hopefully by today I’ll finish them all and get to take pics of them. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Cupcake - Full Kit by Robyn Meierotto
Stamp: Cupcake Collection from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Die: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Two Trio and Labels One
Kraft paper and blue satin ribbon

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why So Blue?

Perhaps because it’s cold outside? Heehee. You know I love Magnolia stamps, but I always have a hard time choosing am couple of them to buy. So I only have two stamps and I only have used one of them. Haha. I know, I have a hard time coloring them! I love paper piecing though. Just like this card.

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Credits:
Digital kit: I Love Snow by Dani Mogstad
Copic markers
light blue gingham ribbon
sheer light blue ribbon
key metal charm

I have completely reduced my stamps shopping this month. I still have a few packages that are due to arrive this week from last month’s shopping though. But my recent love is Martha Stewart Score Board that I just bought early this week. Oh my goodness.. I have been making boxes and bags and made good use of my 12x12 papers with the score board. I love the versatility of the tool (the scoring marks are every 1/8 inch) and how clever the integrated storage for the envelope tool and bone folder is! I read about how the top storage is hard to open, I didn’t have problem with this at all because you need to gently push it to open instead on using the handle to open the storage. Works like buttaaaahhh! I’ll show you what I have been making once I buy treats to go with them. Haha. Here is the score board:

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Little Bit Vintage

I am in the mood to make something that’s out of my ordinary style. So I tried vintage! Hehehe. It’s actually hard to do it because I’m totally not a vintage girl when it comes to making cards. I do love retro and vintage looks on everything (clothes, furniture, photos, etc) but I love sweet and cute for my card style I guess hehe.

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Credits:
Digital paper: Chestnuts & Mallows Paper Pack and Booklovers Delight - Bookplate Collection by liv.edesigns
Die: Tag Sal #2 from Papertrey Ink
Emboss: Sizzix Flower and Dots
Ink: Martha Stewart
Trims: Irma’s
Twine: SK
Flower: Pima
Button: Charisma

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Credits:
Digital kit:  Windsong by liv.edesigns
Stamp: Vintage Labels from Papertrey Ink and Make A Wish from Fiskars
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk
Ribbon: Charisma