Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

How did you guys spend your Halloween weekend? :) I spent my weekend with my friends and we did some fun Halloween activities! Gnomie, A, and I carve pumpkins. This is our third year carving pumpkins and I think they improve each year...not me because my cupcake pumpkin from last year didn't look presentable (lol). This year, I decided to carve Hoho the monkey from Ni Hao, Kai-Lan...I carved it for the little ones :)

From left to right: Batman, Angry Bird, Hoho the monkey

Friday, October 28, 2011

Buttons and Pearls

Burrrr! It's getting chilly in Vancouver! I'm just recovering from a cold which I probably got due to a lack sleep from last week.

Anyway, I bought a bag of buttons, that's right, a bag! Not that my collection wasn't enough...I bought it from a wedding liquidation sale back in June. The wedding designer was selling accessories, fabrics, hangers, etc and all the proceeds went to the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care of Mt. St. Joseph Hospital. AS bought some pretty neat stuff for her wedding while I stocked up on ribbons and buttons :)

So many buttons to choose from!

After many months, I have finally opened that bag of buttons. For CH's birthday card, I decided to make something Fall related since her birthday is exactly one month after the first day of Fall. I used some darker shades of autumn colour like brown, green, and blue so that the Happy Birthday message pops out. The button and pearls added a nice touch to the card :)

Happy Birthday, CH!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Cupcake Card


It's going to be a quick post because I have lots of things to do for school. This is one of my quick "brain breaks" :)

So here's another birthday cupcake card to add to the collection. I like how this colourful cupcake draws so much attention to the middle while the rest is simply blue and white. This card was made for CS and she thought the cupcake was one of those "scratch and smell" stickers...I wish :(

Happy Birthday, CS!

Check out her birthday card from last year by clicking on the picture below:

Okay, my break is over. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Japanese Flower Tape

Hello and Happy Friday! :)

For this project, I used a Japanese flower tape to make this card for KC's birthday. I was inspired by Omiyage's blog  because they used a whole bunch of Japanese washi tapes and other supplies to create beautiful craft projects. Check out their colourful tapes!

Omiyage - Japanese Washi Tape

And here's the card for KC:

Happy Birthday, KC!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Home Sweet Home & Wooden Stamps

My best dudette, A, and her family recently moved into their new house. What's so awesome about this is that we're only less than five minutes walking distance from each other! Muhahhaa! We're neighborinos ;)

I had to quickly make them a card so I can help A pack her very last box. I bought this "Home Sweet Home" wooden block stamp set a long time ago, so I was very excited to use it. Unfortunately, I dabbed too much ink onto the rubber stamp so it left a weird ink spot :( I even tried to cover it up by dabbing a little bit of ink to create an antique look...didn't really work.

Home Sweet Home
I'm more comfortable in using clear rubber stamps mainly because I can see where I'm stamping on the paper. If you're like me, here are some tips on how to use wooden stamps that may help you:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Making Presents Out of Scrap Papers

Hello hello! It's the weekend!

I have a lot of scrap papers from previous craft projects and I like to keep them thinking that I will use the excess paper in the future. Although I use scrap papers once in a while, I just can't throw away or recycle good paper. Does anyone else feel that way? :P This kinda remind me of my "I Like to Collect Stuff" post.

Using scrap papers to make presents

Click on "Read More" to learn a simple way on how to make presents out of scrap papers

**Note: Not recommended to give this as an actual and only "present" to anyone ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Cupcakes, Please!

I can't stop making cupcake cards. I love making them because there are so many different cupcake designs and colours....I hope you guys are not sick of them :P

Happy Birthday to NT and DC's friend!

Cupcake Birthday Card #1

Cupcake Birthday Card #2

Check out my other cupcake cards:

Happy Thanksgiving Day! I'm grateful for the endless support from my family, friends, and blog readers. Thank you! What are you thankful for? :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Birthday!

Hi guys! I'm using my little brother's computer right now because my laptop is not cooperating with me :(

Anyway, last week I celebrated my birthday with my wonderful friends. We had dinner at a restaurant with a beautiful view of the city. I had so much fun! Thanks, friends and families, for making my birthday another memorable one! I heart you all.

Here's a picture of all the cards I got from friends. So colourful and oh so sparkly :)!
Birthday cards from friends


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