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Friday, January 31, 2014

A birthday card

Today I made a "last-minute" kind of birthday card.
I like it how it looks simple yet good :).
It's going to be given to my son's teacher for her birthday.

It has an extra pocket on the inside to tuck in a Starbucks gift card.

Here are the snapshots of the card:




Have a great Friday!



Monday, January 20, 2014

Multicultural Day @ school and a cute gingerbread man

The teachers requested a project which is basically a simplified version of display - it would show photos of icons or meaningful things that can represent the country of the choice (by student), alongside a decorated gingerbread man with, of course, some clothing that would show the ethnicity of that country.

In our case, we chose Brazil. And what can be cuter for a brazilian gingerbread man than a set of soccer ball player outfit? We followed the colors and details carefully so it can tell by itself.

I made sure JW got the cutting part covered. I'm so glad to see how much he improved in his cutting skills since kindergarten days, not too bad for a first grader now.
This can also be just a mommy thing. :D

I will come back with another post about the display that is in the school right now.





Thanks for visiting!



Monday, November 25, 2013

for a dear friend, a folder card to hold and to keep

Today I want to share a folder card made for a special friend in my life, Carol H.
We go to the same Bible study small group in our church and she had been a wonderful friend since the day one we met back in 2012.

The purpose of the card, besides sending our group's warm messages for the period we missed her (when she couldn't attend some of the sessions)  it was also meant to hold few study sheets I saved for her during the studies.It has two folded pockets, nothing to hold bulky items but just few small pieces.





I liked the vibrant colors in this card. It's from a beautiful paper collection from Close To My Heart that was available in promotional campaign only.

I'm very grateful for her and have her as my friend and sister.









Friday, October 25, 2013

a past Class project, create a card stamping with SG - a quick view

This photo is a EKB Stamping Gear 101 class project - a sneak peek photo I'd like to share.
It is one of the class samples from one my 2013 classes @ Michaels.

It is essential to use the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear(SG) tool (EKBrands) as part of the project making. The tool itself allow the user to be as much creative as she can be. The sky is the limit!

You can find this tool at Michaels, Joann or any other art & craft store near by.



Stamp on!



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Featuring Stamping Gear from inkadinkado, teaching at Michaels El Camino

This past Wednesday it was so much fun as we spend few hours playing along with some new and popular cling stamps while using the stamping gear set (wheels + cog = fun!) in both circle, oval, square and rectangle shapes. This is a technique class, you'll make some cards while learning, but know that the techniques can be used for any paper craft or scrapbook projects.




I'll be teaching the last two of classes this year, so if you'd like to join the fun, be sure to sign up (walk in or online) in advance.
Again, just a kind reminder that the class can be canceled if we don't have enough sign ups and it closes 24 hours before the class date.
Please keep this in mind as you plan your time to attend any of my classes at Michaels store at El Camino (Sacramento).










See you in classroom!








Saturday, April 14, 2012

from CK blog, creativity heals...

Hi:

I really wanted to keep this thought posted yesterday in Creating Keepsakes blog so I copied to share it in here.
I'm sure that creativity CAN heal and it can do a great job. Without "over thinking" or overwhelming myself I do believe this is a really nice way to find new horizons for the healing process.
20120413 quote two 400x615 Creativity Heals: Scrapbooking the Best in Ourselves and Others

Hope we all can remember and practice this constantly.

Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a sympathy card




Today I'm posting this to share a sympathy card I made back in February, to our pastor and his family. His so loved father passed away about a month ago...and yes, it was Valentines Day.

During the making of the card, I just wanted to do something really simple. Without excessive embellishments. To honor the special person and his wonderful family.

Warm hugs!