Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Kat!

Yesterday we celebrated Kat's birthday with good food, lots of drinks, and tons of laughter. We went to a Korean BBQ restaurant in Cerritos, CA called The Corner Place. Although we came out smelling like Korean BBQ, it was worth it, the food was so ono, yummy!
The card I made for Kat was based on the TGF Wed toot background masking by Anna Maria. Instead of using a TGF stamp tho, I used a Sweet November stamp, the beautiful Fidget Goblinspider, in honor of Sweet November's 1st Birthday/Anniversary. I hope I did the stamp justice. I colored her up with blacks, grays and greens. I used a couple other stamps for the sakuras and the background. I also sparkled up Fidget's green polka dots, and her wings. I didn't stamp the bottom of the card like in the picture above, but if I had a stamp I would have stamped that saying. :)
I think I'll enter this card in the ATS challenge, hey why not! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, either happily crafting or relaxing. Mahalo for stopping by.
Papers: Black cs-Recollections; white cs-Neenah
Stamps: Fidget Goblinspider-Sweet November; background stamp-Inkadinkado; sakura flower-Inkdinkado clear stamp Asian by design series
Inks: Black tuxedo; cottage ivy-Memento; Fresh green-colorbox
Embossing powder: clear
Stickles: Crystal clear
Copic markers: various

What I picked up at the RSC-Carson CA

Happy Sunday! This is the first post of two, and it's going to be a pretty quick one as I have tons of crafting to get started on. Had a good time yesterday at the RSC in Carson. Purchased some awesome origami paper from my favorite place, Hanko Designs, and the two biggest purchases of the day was the Sizzix Grand Caliber and some awesome stamps and frames from Darcie's and of course I stopped at the Tim Holtz booth where he was giving a small tutorial, sorry no picture, I forgot! But I picked up some distress inks, distressing tool and some clear plastic fragment charms. All in all a really fun day with my bestie, her boo and our other bestie. I wanted to share the make & take I did for a donation of $1.
Isn't that image just the cutest? Thanks for stopping by, I'll post the card I made for my friend Kat next. Hope you're having a wonderful day! Mahalo for stopping by!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Tuan!

Before I start my post I just wanted to share that Sweet November is celebrating their 1st birthday/anniversary with a special blog hop. You can start the hop at the ATS website which has a list of all the players. Make sure to go over and wish Sweet November a Happy Birthday! I did and it was soo much fun! Mahalo!
Happy Saturday blogland friends. Hope you had a good week and are now enjoying this well deserved weekend. I've got a busy day ahead. Going to head to the Carson Rubber stamp convention with my bestie Renate and her boo Zach. Then later we are meeting up with some friends in Cerritos for some Korean Bar-b-Q. Yumm! It's our friend's (Kat) bday, so it should be good fun. Today's share is a card I made for my co-worker's (Tuan) birthday. He turned 30 yesterday, but believe me he doesn't look a day over 21! Must be his asian genes. :)
I used Toxic (or is he sweet) for his card, cause he sort of resembles Tuan. I wiped off his wings and I added a little something something to the image. Can you see what it is? Look closely at his mouth. Yes, unfortunately he's a smoker. It's funny that my other co-workers totally recognized who I was trying to portray once I added the cigarette to the image. Too funny! Since this is a guy card, I went simple and mounted the white cs on dark brown paper, then onto a craft card which I sponged. I like the clean lines which is perfect for any guy card.
Okie dokie, gotta get cranking on a card for Kat before I leave for my busy day. Hope you are all getting crafty this weekend and if you have time, stop on over at the ATS website for the Sweet November birthday blog hop.
Mahalo for stopping by!
Paper: White, chocolate & kraft cs-Neenah
Image: Sweet & Toxic - The Greeting Farm
Copic markers: Various
White gel pen-Sakura

Monday, November 8, 2010

Justin's card

Here's the second card I wanted to share, for my other co-worker. He's a pretty cool guy and he really likes Shakespeare. I searched the internet for a quote and found this one. I'm not sure which poem it's from, but I do remember this quote was in the movie, Coach Carter. All of the other ones were either too morbid for me or I just didn't get them. This one was perfect for my card. I asked my brother to write it for me using his fancy cursive, or gangsta writing as I like to call it, on a piece of white cs. I used a spellbinder to cut it out then I used a couple cool gray Copics to shade in. For the stamped image I used the Greeting Farms Jeremy from the WS-Roll Call kit. I altered his face a little bit by adding a subtle goatee. I also added the cool hat from the TGF OA-Journey stamp set. It gives him a kind of poet look I think. I mounted both images onto a red dry-embossed piece of cs and then mounted that on to black cs which I am using for the card. I distressed the edges of the card, including the quote and the red cs. I hope he likes the card. I tried to choose something that I thought he would enjoy, the quote, and the red card, plus a fun image to go a long with it. I'm not sure if he'll let me take a picture of him, but I'll ask and post later. For now, have a wonderful Monday and Mahalo for stopping by!
Papers: White, black, brown cs-Neenah; red cs-Bazzil
Stamp: WS-Jeremy-TGF Roll call kit; hat-OA Journey-TGF
Spellbinder-labels seven
Cursive words embossing folder-Cuttlebug
Copics: various

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kim's card

Hello Blogging ohana! I've missed everyone so much, it's been very hard for me to get here to share lately. Been busy with work, family, projects and sleep. I don't see an end to the madness until January, but I will try to be more vigilant and try to either post or at least visit you. Right now, I have a couple cards to share. The theme for both is birthdays.
This first card was made for my co-worker Kim. Her birthday was last week Thursday and I was having a hard time choosing a stamp for her birthday. She's such a wonderful co-worker and I wanted to give her a card that would make her feel how wonderful she is. I was going through my dp when I came across this beautiful floral design. From there everything just fell into place. I chose to use a Sweet November stamp named Clover Greenfield. I also chose to use a stamp that would blend well with the paper from Inkadinkado. I altered Miss Clover slightly, coloring over her right ear and rounding out her left ear. I colored her up with light rose red and browns, then glittered her up. I have her sitting on a branch as if she is watching the two birds, which I told Kim represent her two beautiful daughters, in the corner. For the sentiment I went for one of the Greeting Farm sentiments, which I think worked out well. Mounted the whole scene on some white cs and then mounted that on brown cs which I made into the actual card. For the inside I cut out a small piece of the dp and wrote a small message for her. We all signed around the message with a white gel pen. I think she really liked the card, what do you think? I really enjoyed making this card, and getting to use the Sweet November stamp was a real treat for me. I have to make sure I use them more often. I have some ideas for them for Christmas and I think they would make lovely images for the projects I have in mind. Okay, next up I have a card for my other co-worker, Justin... Mahalo for stopping by!
Papers: Brown & white cs-Neenah; pink plum collection (very berry)-Crate paper
Stamps: Clover Greenfield-Sweet November; Birds-Inkadinkado Best Friends clear stamp; Sentiment-The Greeting Farm
Inks: Black Tuxedo-Memento; white gel pen-Sakura
Copics: various
Frosted lace-Stickles