Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Koi Card

Now here's a Asian card from my friend, Jan Castle.  This card is simply so cool.  The stamp is from Kodomo. Although the stamp company is no longer selling their stamps in the USA, Hanko Designs does have some of their images on their on line store found here. I absolutely love the way Jan colored all the images on this card. 
Here's a closer look at the Koi:
Card inside...oh so vellum.................
THANK YOU, JAN for such a fabulous card!!!! I love everything about it.  It is just beautiful.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Asian Swap Cards

From Yvonne J.: this is one of 2 cards recently received.  You've really got to see it in person since the paper is so fabulous! The paper is ever so fabulous - some parts of the paper are glossy. I love the colors Yvonne used.
A closer look at the card - see the shiny parts more clearly now? Pretty cool, eh?
And here is the second card: A colorful dragonfly with the Graphic 45 Bird Song paper for the mat. Pretty cool, too.
A closer look at the dragonfly:
THANK YOU, YVONNE for such great cards!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cherry Delight Surprise

It is always great to have creative friends - and I have a bunch but they do not have blogs so I have the privilege to post what they have created (for me) - I am soooo lucky to be able to share with you all!!! So here goes.............these are from my friend: Gail W. She used the My Little Shoebox Paper for her projects..............really really yummy paper!!! The paper bag is decorated front & back. The Little girl is a sticker from the same My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight paper. 
See all the goodies inside............and there are lots of goodies:
Here are the contents: treat topper, origami box, Washi tape (Asian, of course) and a Chocolate holder.

A closer look at the sticker on the bag front:
The Origami box: gorgeous fan sticker (from My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight collection) on top along with some rhinestone adhesives.
Box inside: Cherry Blossom Washi Tape - I will cherish this!!! well, maybe I will use it sometime............hah!
The treat topper bag  with a doilie and fan sticker.  Glassine bag is embossed using the Cuttlebug Asian folders. Inside are decorated clothespins................yummy!
 Here's a closer look a the topper:
The Chocolate holder: paper is also from the My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection:
 Inside: note on the left (I have covered it up)
 Whew!!!! That's a lot of wonderful stuff, eh?  THANK YOU, GAIL for such a great surprise.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More 2013 Valentine Sharing

I'm ready to share more Valentine stuff.  I got these at a recent event from Frances C. and Karen L.  Gads.....too cute! Paper is awesome..............I believe it is S.E.I. papers. Cute!
First, the basket is from the Silhouette on line store found here, love the embellished flower in the front with the striped grosgrain ribbon. The size is 2-1/2" x 3" x 1-1/4". I love the doilies that are peeking out from the sides.
See how cool the paper is?

Yes, and the heart tag with a pick/white twine (of course).  I also LOVE the cherry Blossom treat bag which held some chocolates.
Secondly, the tall treat bag from Karen L is also using great shiny paper - gads, soooo cute!!!! Note the heart handle as well as the small cut out heart at the bottom right corner. Add some pink tissue and whalah.....a great treat indeed. Inside were candy hearts and healthy rice bars. Size is 3-3/8" x 6" x 1-1/2". Again, add some pink tissue and a great treat indeed!
 See the shiny  heart paper?  ooooh sooo cute!!!!
I hope you all received some fun treat during Valentine..........I enjoyed mine. THANK YOU Frances C. and Karen L. for your fun treats.

Monday, February 18, 2013

3-D Valentine Heart

OMG - some more wonderful and fun Valentine things to psot and share............this is a 3-D Heart made by Frances C.  It is way cool. The cut files are from the Silhouette on line store found here  LOVE this........I always think fo these items as being small but she made this large enough for imapct and also to fit into an envelope...................LOVE this!!!! Frances customized it with the Dandelion Year of the Snake Stamp which is blended into the colors of the heart but also stands out with stickles outlining it.  In the back is the message: "a thankful heart is a happy heart" (also from t he Silhouette on line store found here).....YES, we do love our Silhouette to cut all these fun cut files. Size is 5" x 5-1/4" when opened.
Here is the heart flat which measures 6-1/4" x 5"
The Snake image in the front:
The message in back:
I got this nice surprise in the mail - it was a great surprise. THANK YOU, Frances for your thoughtfulness and sharing your craft!!!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dandelion Valentine

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TO ONE AND ALL!!!! A quick card using the newly released Dandelion CL-15 Kokeshi Set.  There are loads of fun things to make using these stamps. See Dandelion's blog for many examples here.  And, of course, there is a free template in the stamp set for a cute treat holder.  For this card, I choose to sue one of the cut files from the Silhouette on line store and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the extra fine hearts.  I was amazed how cool it was to cut such a fine image.  Decorative paper is Washi. Finish off the crad with some decorative gold organdy ribbon and a bow with long tails!
Copic colors used: R20, R27, R35, E21
 See the delicate the "love" word.
Card inside:
Hope your day was "love"ly and wonderful.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Year of the Snake Hershey Treats

OMG - I have to share this treat I got from Karen L. this is the CUTEST and most creative treat ever!!!! If you have been following the Brenda Quintana on her blog (Qbee's Quest found here) showing various Hershey Kiss treat holders from the recent Easter basket, heart, holiday tree......... to name a will like this Year of Snake Hershey treat Karen was inspired to make following the same concept.  Snake is 6-3/4" long and fits in a Michael's treat bag (the skinny kind)
Here is a closer look at the googlie eyes and felt tongue:
A better look when the snake is out of the plastic sleeve:
Side view:
One section removed:

Karen has kindly provided the template as follows:

Some additional notes:
  • Tape "kisses holders" together with painter's tape, so they can wind the snake strip around them. More-talented people might find that unnecessary.
  • I've labeled the slits with letters. In the diagram, the letter on top should fit down onto the letter on the bottom. For instance, at the intersection of D and B, you should be able to push slit D down onto slit B.
  • The snake can slither into treat bags that are meant for those dipped rod pretzels. I got a pack of 75 at Michael's

Don't you just LOVE this project so perfect for Chinese New Year???? And, thank you Brenda for providing such inspiration to us all. Thank you Karen for your cute treat!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

My Little Shoebox Sale Reminder

A huge opportunity for some exceptional papers for scrapping, cards, any 3D project or just paper lovers!!!  Here are the details if you live in the San Francisco Bay is Friday & Saturday only. $3.00 for a pack of 25/sheets and $2.00 for a pack of 6 sticker sheets can't ever be only and be sure to bring a bag, too. Hours are 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM