Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Circles Quilled Purple Blossoms Picture Frame Card

As usual, November comes around and everyone is working on Christmassy crafts and I'm always stuck in lalaland thinking about flowers. :D C'mon holiday inspiration...any year now!

Right, so flowers :P...here we go:

This darling little guy is one of my bridesmaid's son. He's pictured here learning how to walk just a month shy of turning 1 this summer. They really do grow up so quickly!

Yesterday was a gorgeous 64 degrees and today we're back down to high 30s. Huh? I hope we move into our new home before the snow hits!

Have the sweetest Tuesday--

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Softball Cupcake Handmade Birthday Card for Khris

I found this card that I never posted from back in June. It was to my coworker, Khris, for his birthday. He so proudly shows off his softball injuries each week that it's hard not to think of this theme for his card to make his day complete.

The card took on a cupcake shape and instead of regular frosting, I decorated it using acrylic paint to look like a softball. Each stitch was brushed on with red paint and then sprayed with glitter.

This is the free cupcake card template I used.

I hope spring comes around again soon!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stunning Thinking of You Card w/ Quilling, Embossing

I have to admit, I am a little in love with the clean and simple look of this card. :X It's mostly white, but the gold on it really pops!
2 quilled flowers and rhinestone centers. The frame was dabbed with a pearlescent paint by hand to create the effect. "Thinking of you" was wet embossed with gold powder. 

It's my 2nd full weekend in Albany. We've been driving down to NYC every other week as my cats are with my dad and we try to drive up things in little batches--whatever we have left in storage. Driving is like night and day. I don't miss that about NYC at all! 

Wishing you all a great weekend!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pink Picture Frame Card Quilling Flowers Pink/Periwinkle

Hello from upstate NY--long overdue post!

We're only halfway through moving...and by that I mean that our stuff is in storage and we live in temporary housing. Hopefully for not more than another 2 weeks! I'm getting a little cabin fever here. :O

Below is a picture frame card that I made 2 days ago. I had a hard time finding a place to photograph in this small room, but there you have it...a window ledge!
This picture is about 3 years old of Dimma and I. We were much skinnier in those days. :D 
I have some pink in there to match the background and I'd like to call the other color periwinkle, but I'm not sure if that's correctly identified. :P There's some glitter on the leaves as well. 

Hope you're all having a wonderful Thursday!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Quilling Pink Roses in Vase Birthday Card

Good afternoon! I have some news! Dimma and I are moving to Albany soon! It's about a 3 hr drive north of here. It's no NYC, but we visited on Sunday and felt that it is good enough for our lifestyle. It's a major change, but it isn't as if we take advantage of all that NYC has to offer most of the time anyway. We find that we're more frustrated living here than anything. Don't get me wrong, I still love a lot of things that remain here--family and friends I can never replace for one thing! I will miss them a lot, but my wedding is still taking place in Queens so we will visit enough! Dimma starts his job Oct 24th, so we really need to scramble to find a place NOW! I think the physical part of moving will be the most traumatic, but once we've figured all of things out it should be much more calm. With that said, I probably won't be able to post often on my blog...not that I've been doing a good job this summer anyway (sorry)! Either way, thank you blog friends for stopping by once in a while to say hi!

Today I have a quilled roses card. I added some glitter, so it sparkles! The vase shape is hand cut and embossed. The sentiment was printed using my photo printer. It has an elegance that I can only strive for in my life. :D

Enjoy your day!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Quilling Tulips and Vines Die Cut Thanks Card

There are a few things I need to address because I'm going to keep forgetting if I don't do it now!

-Happy to say that I got 3rd place at the Polkadoodles challenge back in June! Thank you and I apologize for taking so long to acknowledge that!
-More recently I was in the top 5 at Allsorts Challenge Blog for the Acetate Challenge! Many thanks! :)
-Lastly, a great big thanks to Ann Martin for selecting me as a winner for the Party Origami book giveaway! I made her a card as a thank you:

Fun stuff! Thanks to everyone in the crafting community! :)

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Noah's First Birthday Shaped Card

Last weekend was my friend's son's first birthday!
I will admit that this card was an after thought. I remembered to order the gift and then completely forgot to make a card until the morning of the party! 

I have come to realize that I am absolutely the worst at crafting baby cards! I have no creativity at all and I'm lacking that cutesy mind. How unfortunate! 
Have a wonderful labor day weekend!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Clear Pink Quilled Flowers Congrats Card

I can't believe the summer is over again. Many colleges began class today.

This pink congrats card is not made on your traditional card stock paper. It's created on acetate to make it a clear card! It was so difficult to keep it clean as the static really likes to attract anything and everything!!
I started gluing it with tape runner, but this was really unattractive due to the streaks that it created. Instead, I had to use a spray adhesive. I find it much harder to adhere same size sheets this way.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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-Make It Monday #155 Anything Goes
-CWLC 55 Anything Goes
-Allsorts #122 Use Acetate

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Hi all--

It has been quite a while since I last posted. I wanted to let you know that I'm okay! Life has taken over and time quickly sped up. It wasn't a bad thing at all...since my last post, I have started wedding planning--that's right ladies, I got engaged!

My fiance (still getting used to saying that) surprised me during the least romantic time, at least to me it was--Saturday breakfast on the couch. I wasn't expecting it at all. He got his accomplice--my Cookie cat. She normally loves laps, but wasn't cooperating so he had me go search for something that looked out of place on her. Well everything looked the same. He did such a great job that he even got the collar to match (it worked well because I didn't notice for a day). I finally realized the lettering was different and had to get down on the floor, on my knees to read the message. Well what do you know...confused girl that I was, I looked up and there he was STANDING with a ring. Can you imagine how lost I was? It was certainly memorable. I'll say that much! 

Anyway, I'm sort of getting used to the idea of planning now. I would like to return to the blogging world more regularly soon--I hope! I miss ya girls! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Best Friends Quilled Flowers and Roses Frame Card

I am thrilled to be a winner of Ann's recent book giveaway--Party Origami!
Does that look exciting or what?! I can't wait to try some of the things--thank you!!!

So how about this NYC weather? 90s leading up to June. Unreal!

Anyway, this is a picture frame card that I made. It's a bit different than usual--it's super girly looking to me and playful. I'm usually more toned down with this stuff, but maybe it's the vibrant flowers outside that are inspiring to me.
This is a picture from about 4 years ago. I'm in the middle, Jen to the right, and Jenny to my left. Jenny already has an (almost) 1 yr old--boy does time fly!

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy 100 Days Baby Girl Pink Quilled Roses Card

I made a quick baby card for my co-worker who needed a last minute one for a 100th day celebration. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, it is a traditional celebration for a newborn 100 days after their birth. It is commonly observed by Korean and Chinese families. In addition to this day, I know that the Chinese have a gathering on the first full month/full moon after the baby is born. For this particular celebration, it is the first official introduction of the baby to relatives and close friends. Are there any such celebrations in your culture?
The baby feet were chalked and then a layer of glitter was applied sparingly to it. 3 various sized roses were quilled. 

This interior also sports the same footsies from Cuttlebug. 


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Friday, May 17, 2013

Quilling Purple Flowers Farewell Card for Raena

Who's playing Powerball this weekend? $600 mil?! We can dream, right? :D
Today another work study has left us. We're always sad to see each and every one of them go, but let's face it...this was only the beginning and there are a lot of places for career growth elsewhere.

I made her a farewell card. It's one of the more delicate looking cards that I've made recently. I don't know why I feel that way. It may be the lace fabric ribbon! It's on a pretty shimmery pinkish-colored cardstock base by Bazzill. There's a lot of chalking for the background, but the 2D flowers and pot were stamped. Flower centers were dotted with liquid pearls. It may be a bit hard to see, but the rim of the pot is made from 2 cut strips of paper using edger scissors. The petals of the quilled flowers were shaped into an arrow-like shape. Then finished off with rhinestones.
I really like this one. I hope you do too!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Quilling Yellow Sunflowers Best Wishes Doily Card

Are any of you nervous about insects? I am a bit disturbed about the 17 year cicadas that are supposed to rise in swarms in the coming weeks. :T This means I was only ten during the last invasion of this particular species of cicadas! Ignorance is BLISS sometimes. :D
I made a card for one of our work studys for her last day in the office. When I was a work study, I got some personal time to do my homework on certain days...this is not so for our office unfortunately. They are greatly treasured individuals who we rely on heavily for important responsibilities. For this reason, I will miss her very much.
I rarely use doilies, but I liked the delicate look it gives after seeing what Karon did on her post: 

Birthdays with Bling. I then wet embossed "Best Wishes" in silver. 

 The flourishes were stamped and pearl accents were added on the ends. I tried to keep the sunflowers about the same size. They were also chalked to add a gradient-style shading.
Finally, we had so much to write, I decided to turn it into a pocket for the interior. It's more like a wedding invite if you ask me!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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-Five Simple Things Inspire Me Fridays 102
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Tiffany Blue Quilling Handmade Card for Mom

A card for mom:
Made following a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Hi guys! I'm glad to be back on the computer--my hard drive died and I had no laptop for a bit. I lost some of my pictures and unfortunately some of my card collection with it. :( On the other hand, I'm glad that I was doing a semi-good job uploading many of the card pictures on the blog. Let this be a lesson to you all as well...back up your information if it's important enough to you! I would like to just go on my way pretending I never took the pictures, but somehow I can't! I just can't! Such is life...

Hope you'll be out and about enjoying the nice weather--we're having sunny days in the upper 60s! I planted my tomato seeds and hopefully I'll be seeing some of them soon!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Quilling Purple and White Flowers Circle Window Card

Sometimes it's so hard to capture a handmade greeting--this card was one of them!
 I had to hold it closed for the picture, so that a deep shadow isn't cast on the center.

This window card was made for my brother's friend. I've known him for many years now, but one thing I didn't know until now was how much of a romantic he is! Hopefully this will mark a great start to a new relationship! Best of luck to them!

I printed the wording on vellum and attached it to the inside of the card, so that it'll peer through the hole.

Have a great weekend craft people!