Friday, April 18, 2014

Catch a Falling Star....



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Good Friday mornin', peeps!!

It's a C.C. Designs' Day for moi. At least, when it comes to posting about a handmade card!

I am part of the CCDT team that showcases Make It Crafty stamps. You see, these super cute stamps are also sold at the C.C. Designs' store. I'm ecstatic about this line because I've always admired their Anime-like images!

Today, I've got Floppy. Technically, he's an elf, therefore, a Christmas stamp. But I wanted to show the versatility of this guy. Who says fairies are only females?

I've got quite an imagination, and I've always been drawn to the land of fantasy. When I saw these Project Life cards from Studio Calico (Sugar Rush kit), I knew Floppy was perfect for them.

I love the message on the card -- that anything is possible :). Plus, I just watched Gravity for the second time, and my head has been in the clouds... or rather, the stars. LOL.

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P.S. Sorry about the lighting of the photos. I couldn't edit them "just right."

Hugs,

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some Bunny Loves You.

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Hi all!!

Easter weekend is underway for me...are you almost ready?

We usually do a BIG celebration, being Catholic and all. But also because now there are quite a number of little ones in our family. That's what good about having kiddies, right? You see every thing through their eyes! The Easter Bunny, the egg-hunting, the beautifully-decorated church, the people all dressed in their Sunday best!

Here on my crafty blog-o-sphere, I've still got a couple of Easter-themed projects to show you!

Today, I am so excited to showcase Jo Davies' newest creations for her line, Time for Tea Designs!

Not only does she have an adorable digi stamp (Some Bunny Loves You) that's perfect for Spring, she's got five different sets of digital Spring papers!!! They are so easy to use. And they have wonderful designs to boot!

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Once purchase, you could easily print and cut them as I did here. Or if you have one of those fancy machines like a Silhoutte, you can so many 3D projects with these! Jo has an amazing example on her blog!

And ya know what else? She's having an Easter sale on all the items in her shop. Just read the details here for 30% off until Monday, the 21st.

Also, please don't forget that we want to see your T4TD creations ... there's a challenge going on right now until the end of the month (Anything Goes). There's a stellar prize for the 1st and 2nd winners!!

Well, gotta go back to my Spring Cleaning... which by the way, goes together with my Easter weekend. You see, my hubs and I are hosting :).

Laterz,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Transplant Nurses' Day

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Happy Transplant Nurses' Day!!!!

I know, I know... they have a "day" for everything these days! But transplant recipients and donors are very special, and caring for them could be quite hard! But it's also very rewarding. I'm proud to do what I do!!

I love the new Nurse Kaylee from Some Odd Girl and wanted to play along their facebook challenge of Wishy-Washi.

It's such a perfect challenge for me because I love love love washi! It's so simple and pretty cheap, and it comes in thousands of designs!!

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Welp, I'm off to work... I'll see you all in a bit! Remember that when you choose to donate your organs, you save a life! A message from your friendly registered nurse! :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

More than just an Easter kit!

Good Monday morning to you all!!

Today, I've got a couple of projects to show you using The Greeting Farm's current File Cut kit - Hoppy Easter. Now, I know Easter is just around the corner, but the Design team wanted to show you how versatile this kit could also be!

For our creations this week, we were to make non-Easter related projects. I have a lay-out featuring my fam:


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I basically just layered and mixed the journal cards and as a result, a "patterned paper" emerged! Trying to tie in the graphic lay-out of the pics for this one.

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For my second showcase, I have a card featuring Easter Bean, which is a digital stamp exclusive to this kit. I also included some more components of the kit... you really could come up with lots of different combinations!

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Easter Bean's hat was actually a bunny, but to get away from the Easter vibe, I altered the ears to make it look more bear-ish. The thought behind it was to make her look Kawaii-ish, and so the main sentiment was formed! There are lots of people like me, afterall. I am in my 30s, still loving Sanrio! Hey, you gotta have a fun side, am I right? Plus, I've always been for cutes-y things!!

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I did cut out the Easter egg she was holding and was going to draw a ball, but it turned out oval anyway. LOL!!

Hope you all get to view the other girlies' blogs! Claudette, Cynthia, and Sui-Lan have great ideas on the challenge! And don't forget to tell us on the TGF blog about projects you've created using this kit. We'd love to include it on the next post!!

Toot-a-loo!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nurses.

Hi everyone!

Today, C.C. Designs has a new release! There is a special celebration coming in May other than Mother's Day.

But first, I wanted to announce the winner of the CCD's 7th Birthday Blog Hop winner from my blog. It's Katya! Katya, please email Christine at christine@ccdesignsrubberstamps.com and put "blog hop winner" on the subject line! Congratulations!

And now the release: Nurses' Day/ Week is in May so these lovelies are out just in time!! These special stamps hold a dear place in my heart. Not only are they adorable, they are also sweet and I think the images and sentiments capture what Nursing is all about! I work as a Pediatric Registered Nurse, and so much of my career defines who I am. I love that I am blending both my chosen career as an RN and my "job" as a crafter/ Design Team member(s).

First, I have Nurse Nancy. Although she is dressed in the older and more traditional white uniform of Nursing, she is endearing and modest and I love that expression of warmth on her face. I colored her up in one of the trendy colors of today (& also my current favorite), which is mint!

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When I created the card, I was still in a CAS (clean and simple) type of mood. The card is layered very minimally, and I stopped adding papers when I saw the cool design made from those graphic lines. I laid down some puffy stickers and stuck that wonderful sentiment from the stamp set, For the Nurses. I must say that I really LOVE this card!

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The next card I'm going to show you is of Feel Better. Action images are so cool, aren't they? They really test how amazing the artist is. This one defines how just a simple touch and eye contact could mean so much. I am quite proud to have a profession that is known to be caring and kind.

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Again, this is more relevant of past times. You hardly ever see nurses in dresses and caps anymore (at least in the United States), but isn't vintage "in?" The gentleman's clothes are also reminiscent of past times. For this retro card, I chose to embellish with the stamp set, Candy Doodads Sticky Poo. Isn't that name AWESOME? hehe. That's a Band-Aid at the bottom, I think ... you could do so much with that!

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For my final card, it's time to showcase Nurse Lucy. She's a bit more modern, even in her dress. I, then, created a scene using more puffy Kawaii stickers and cut up pictures of a city to mimic a landscape.

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Too bad these last photos were blurry. ;)

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Thanks so much for visiting! These stamps are not only perfect for that special caregiver in your lives, they would also work well for "Get Well" cards! Please visit the C.C. Designs blog to view the release and for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team members.

Tata,