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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall-in For A Friend

My best friend and soulmate came up for a short visit from Sydney last weekend. I was feeling very blessed and grateful that I get to see her on those three days. We squeezed in a little quality time and had a great time. I have been friends with her for almost 17 years now, and what’s amazing is that half of those times we were always apart. I went to junior high school with her, then in high school I went to a private school in Jakarta and she went to a semi-military national school on scholarship about 13 hours away from Jakarta. Then after high school I continued on to move to Australia for college while she went on to finish her undergraduate and masters degree in Jakarta. We were reunited in the same city after I went back from Australia. It lasted for 5 years until she went on to take her specialist education in Australia. She is now settled, married and is expecting her first child in Sydney. Our relationship is so special because all those distances never once made us dissolved. We love each other so much, we share everyday and she is one of the best things to ever happened to me. So I made this card for her. I am going to mail it to her along with a blank mini album she requested me to do for her pregnancy gift hehe.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Happy Fall Y’All by Dani Mogstad
Digital stamp: Defining Moments – Mom by Katie Pertiet
Stamp: Tilda with Apple
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Punch: Doily Lace from Martha Stewart
Dies: Picket Fence Border Die and Grass Border Die

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tissue Paper Flower Video Tutorial!

Yes! I am back and I also have a video tutorial :) I always wanted to make video tutorials, but haven’t had the time yet to make them. That is… until today ;) Boy it takes a long time to shoot, edit and upload a video so kudos to those doing that regularly :D

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Credits:
Die: Tag Sale #2 from Papertrey Ink
Emboss: Sizzix
Stamp: Script Messages (AR137) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)

Here is the tutorial. Please be kind :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Card That Started Things Again

Do you remember that unfinished card that set me off to creating cards again? Well here it is below. It is a shaker AND a pop-up card. Can you tell that cupcakes make me creative? :p

Front:

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Inside:

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Credits
Digital kit: Bake Me A Cake by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Stamps: Cupcake Collection from Papertrey Ink, Kitchen Tilda and Sweetheart Tilda from Magnolia, It’s A Day For Cupcake (AR171) Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Liquid Pearls
Seed beads and ribbed ribbon.

You may see that the coloring isn’t as good as the other two cards I posted before. Yes, you are quite right. With this one I used cold-pressed watercolor paper. I experienced with a lot of different papers for my Copic, with this one I wanted to see how it goes because it was kind of off-white (it has a warm tone) and it has interesting ‘ridged’ texture. Turns out it sucked my Copic’s ink and I needed to blend a lot. Certainly not going back to this one. I intended to use the paper with gamsol/sansodor, but I found that the technique wasn’t for me. Back to Copic it is, and of course my smooth papers ;)

Last Saturday I also just got new stamps and ink stash. At the moment I am so into coloring characters, but when my PTI order came I fell in love with object stamping again. Will share a new card made with it later this week. And I also ordered a Magnolia stamp – Little Mermaid Tilda – which I think officially makes me have a new crave/obsession. I love mermaid images! I just got Sweet November’s Bubbles Lostlagoon and am thinking about also getting La-La Land Crafts’ Mermaid Marci. It’s a good thing we have an all year tropical weather here so I can create any summery card whenever I want heehee.

Oh! By the way, have you seen Dani Mogstad’s recent kits? So adorable!!! Check these out:

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Have a fantastic Monday y’all!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just A Note

Hello all! It is such a lovely day today. It’s such a shame that three days ago the south part of Jakarta got showered with rain but our part of Jakarta (North) didn’t get any spritz at all! Ah! I love summer, but this time it’s so hot and dry that the mosquitos are breeding and feeding like crazy!!!! Hopefully in the next two weeks the rainy season will start and I can get that cool weather to relax to, at home… hahaha, why at home? Because when you’re in Jakarta and it’s raining while you’re still on the road, it’s definitely a road to hell! You could be stuck 1-3 hours on the road just because it rains!

Anyway, I am back with another card. This card is simple and I made it because I wanted to color some images I bought a couple of weeks ago with some new Copic colors I got few days ago. I told myself to just make anything. Simple, colored, embellished, or just one layer… Just create! Otherwise I would never get into the mood again. And you know what? It worked! I’ve fallen in love with creating cards again!

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Credits
Digital kit: Those Who Want To Sing... by Zoe Pearn
Digital Stamp: Roller Skate Marci from La-La Land Crafts
(Physical) Stamp: Everyday Sayings (CL342) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Dies: Spellbinders
Embossing: Sizzix
Twine: Twinery
Copic Markers
Pink pearl paint
Pink gingham ribbon, pink flower buttons

So anyway, I wanted to tell you about my hard drive that was wiped out. It was actually my own fault. I did some re-organizing and wanted to create a new folder with all my digital supplies categorized. When I cut and pasted the folders I guess it didn’t complete the transfer and then it was LOST! I only found out a few days after and I got so panic! So I called a data recovery service and they charged me insane amount to retrieve those lost data, but I figured hey all those bought supplies are probably worth even more so I said yes. Once it was done I realized that there was a lot of corrupt data on the recovered files. I could not open or use the files. When I asked the data recovery service to look into it they avoided me and never got back to me even until now. I was so brokenhearted. I got all the files backed up on DVDs and I can simply un-zip them again, but I already lost my crafting mood. So what did I do to get myself in the mood again? Buy. new. (digi)kits. Even then it didn’t instantly boosts my mood. Took me a while to get back into things. And it started with an unfinished card I found in my drawer. Finished it, then slowly I dusted my stamps, just inking a few things without making cards out of them. Then time flies and I’ve made 3 new cards already. :)

Anyway, here are my ‘idle time’ digi purchases:

Crystal Wilkerson

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The Digichick

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Sweet Shoppe Designs (some are unlinked because it was part of Going, Going, Gone sale – now retired)

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Designer Digitals

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Shabby Shoppe

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Dainty Ballerina Card

Hello everyone!

I know… I know.. It’s been a looooonnggg time since I updated my blog. It’s a looooong story, believe me, but let me just summarize it for you. First off, I was really busy with my work (also juggling school) and then there was the hard drive incident (wiped out my hard drive that stores my digi supplies… Like HALF of them!), last is the Eid holiday. It seems to never end. But I got up today and just wanted to start posting again. I actually have 4 unposted cards, so I’ll start today and hopefully it’ll get me rolling again :)

This is one of my recent cards and I just love it! The colors are so me and it looks really dainty! Unfortunately, the camera’s a bit off (grrrrr, another technical problem!), so I might re-shoot this tomorrow.

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Credits
Digital Kit: The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn
Digital Stamp: Ballerina Marci from La-La-Land Crafts
(Physical Stamp): Tag Tidbits from TAC
Coloring: Copic Markers
Die: Spellbinders
Twine: Twinery
Paper doily and pink pearls

Entering this card to:

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Challenge #1


Young Crafter’s Unite Challenge #1