Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wishing You a Wonderful Day

Ps. Nono stopped by Miri for a few days to celebrate his birthday with us :)  It was an honor to be part of the celebration, listening to their stories.  Mom made him a photobook and I made him a card as his birthday gift.  

Card Stock: Popular Card - Ivory, Espresso
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico (Here+There)
Alphabets: Tim Holtz Alterations - Typeset
Stamp: SU - After Thoughts, SU - Bring on the Cake 2
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Others (No brand): Bronze Eyelet, Pale Yellow Brads, Paper Rope

I'm entering this for

Monday, April 28, 2014

Special Commemorative Cover of President Barack Obama

Got up early today to que for this - Special Commemorative Cover President Barack Obama’s Visit to Malaysia.  President Obama will be the first president of the United States of America to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century (44 years) after President Lyndon Johnson’s visit in 1966.  This edition is only limited to 25000 copies nationwide.  Miri was only given 30 copies.  Dad was the one who told me about this and drove me to buy it.  We went out before 7am, had breakfast and bought some vegies/meat at the market while waiting for the post office to open at 8am.  Enjoyed spending that time with Dad and I'm always touched when he drives me around to run errands.   He helped to que too and in the end we managed to get two copies ^^ 

I stamped my planner too :p  Isn't it lovely? hehe. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mom's Birthday Dinner

For Mom's birthday celebration, we had dinner at home with close family and friends.  Dinner was simple but warm filled with chatter & laughter all night long.  It's moments like this that make me not regret giving up my KL life to come back here.  Neways, just some pictures to share here, hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the evening :)
 Jo & I made red eggs :)

 Uncle Dan cook the traditional foochow mee sua

 a group photo before makan.  people showing off their drumsticks =.=

 As usual, Jo baked.  A little dry, but taste is good ^^

 Mother & Daughter

 And more friends came to share the joy

 Happy Birthday to You~!!

 This took quite a while :p

 My naughty grandma

 Grandma laughing out loud after being caught on the act

 and cutting the cake

Checkin' out the card I made her.  Will post that in another post :)

 Aunty LiXiang was just back from her China trip and made her way over straight away, with gifts from China.  Mom was touched.

 Magnet bookmarks from the kids 

and last but not least...... Champagne, erm I mean sparkling juice ^^

Mommy's Birthday

It's mommy's birthday today.  Families are never perfect but I'm super blessed to have one.  ^^  More pictures later :D 
Selfie :) I love this picture
Birthday Brunch at Mayland Coffee ^^

Friday, April 25, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

An old secondary school classmate approached me the other day asking me to help him make a card for a club foot baby, whom he would like to show some moral support on behalf of his company.  After browsing through my stamps, which is quite limited on kids category, I found this stamp quite perfect for the card :)  I hope this card will help to give a little support to the parents in their journey to take care of a club foot kid.

Here are their pages if you are interested to browse :)

I'm entering this card for 

Card Stock: Popular Card - Ivory, Espresso, SU - Crumb Cake
Patterned Paper: Authentique - Miracle Collection (Lifetime), the yellow one is a scrap, again I loose the info... oops XD
Stamp: Verve - VS-09-PJ014
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Die Cut: SU - Top Note, SU - Decorative Strip Billboard
Punch: SU - Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle
Sticker: Fancy Pants - Baby Mine

Thanks: Enjoy Every Moment

This is for the same client of my third order ^^  He not just send the friend but also the company.  He even includes photos inside of their trip for remembrance.  Think its a nice gesture to send people pictures.  I love snail-mailing my friends pictures too ^^

I'm entering this card for:

Card Stock: Popular Card - Ivory
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers - White Out Collection (Promenade - Petticoat)
Stamp:  SU - Sanded (big stamp), SU - So Happy for You, SU - Enjoy Every Moment, Inkadinkado - Asian By  Design, Avery Elle - Air Mail
Ink: SU - Marina  Mistica, SU - Riding Hood Red, SU - Cherry Cobbler, VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Punch:  SU - Spiral, Corner Punch
Labeller: Dymo Handy Labeller M1880

A Sakura Thank You

Thank God for my 3rd order ^^  This client requested for a Sakura themed thank you card for a business partner and also a friend who touched them by arranging a wonderful time for them during their visit to Japan and the company.  I think its sweet to be sweet in business :)  Anyways I had fun making this card especially as I play around with my distress inks on the embossed sakura images.  I always can't wait for the images to come out.  ^^  Also I made a matching envelope to match their slightly over-sized card for standard sized envelopes.  

Card Stock: Popular Card - Bright Red & Ivory
Stamp: Inkadinkado Clear Stamp - Asian By Design 98626, SU - Full of Life, Technique Tuesday - Mom=Love, Avery Elle - Air Mail
Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia, SU - Cherry Cobbler
Texture: SU/Sizzix - Square Lattice
Die Cut: SU - Top Note
Others (No brand): Red Wavy Ribbon, Bronze Brad

Friend to Friend

 I made this card for a good old buddy of my dad's.  Uncle Jackson has always been very generous and helpful to my dad and my dad wanted to show a little appreciation to him.  ^^  I'm grateful for dad's friends too :)

I'm entering this card for

Card Stock: Popular Card - Espresso & Ivory
Patterned Paper: Its a scrap and I loose the info for this...oops sorry XD
Stamp: SU - So Many Wishes, SU - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embossing Powder: White
Punches: SU - Modern Label, SU - Spiral
Texture: SU/Sizzix - Square Lattice
Letter Die: SU/Sizzix - Decorative Strip Bill Board
Ribbon: SU - Grosgrain Ribbon Striped (Pacific Point)
Others: Red Button, Light Blue Brads

Monday, April 21, 2014

Purply Birthday Wishes

For Esther's birthday, I handmade a card for her using the recycled paper that contains the wrapping paper she used to wrap my birthday present last month (You can view details of the handmade recycled paper here - Batch #007).  I like to do this as I feel it gives the card a little extra meaning, that the card actually contains certain contributes of the receiver :) 

I'm choosing purple as this is her favourite color.  Esther is also a fellow card maker too who always handmade cards and write  little notes to encourage others.  So sweet right? 

I'm also entering this for: 

Card Stock: SU - Purple (forgot the exact name) and Crumb Cake
Recycled Paper: Grey wrapping paper, milk carton  (Batch #007)
Butterflies: Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Texture: SU/Sizzix - Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die
Stamps: Unity Stamp (Unity Artista Collection) - Faith, SU - Occassional Quotes
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Punches - SU - Spiral, Modern Label

Handmade Recycled Paper Batch #007

During my birthday last month, my sweet friend Esther gave me my present wrapped in this sweet pokka-greyish wrapping paper.  It was her birthday last week and so I thought of recycling the wrapping paper and make a card for her.  

I started with just the wrapping paper and milk carton paper.  I made like 3 pieces of paper using just these.

After that, I thought of making things a little bit more interesting by adding my patterned paper scraps.  Also I started adding some toilet paper roll to give it a little brown... but it makes the scraps colors less obvious though.

And finally on the last few pieces, I added some coffee grounds of my recent brew :)

And these are the dried outcome.  I like the plain white ones just with the wrapping paper and I use that to make the card for Esther.  Gonna blog about the card in the next post :D