Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beautiful spring and blog candy alert!

Hello my friends! How's your week going so far? Mine is going great! Today I'm going to meet two friends for dinner to catch up on things, specially wedding things, one of them is getting married in august so right now all she talks about is her wedding lol I guess I'm going to be the same in a couple of months and the other friend got married last year, so we're probably going to talk about wedding stuff and ask a lot of question to my newly married friend lol she now has experience on dealing with vendors, looking for venues, etc.
Anyways, yesterday I decided to make some time and create a spring card, I've seen a lot of beautiful spring cards in every blog I visit, so it wasn't really hard to get inspired. I'm so glad it is spring! Even though I like winter, I think I enjoy spring more because the weather is nice and I can go outside for a hike.

I used Stampin UP! paper and rub-on, some glitter for Tilda's wings, prima flowers, 3D dots for the dimensional look, ribbon from my stash and some sparkly gems. Maybe you can't see it very well but I doodle the stitching, I should probably draw the stitches bigger next time lol

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
- Just Magnolia: sketch
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers: purple
- Magnolia Down Under: stitching
- Simon Says Stamp: spring with glimmer
- By the cute and girly: spring
- Cute Card Thursday: dimensions
- Charisma Cardz: spring
- Susie's Sassy Challenge: spring garden
- Stamp Something: doodle
- Papertake Weekly: open theme

And talking about spring, have you visited Kellie Winnell (owner of the fabulous store called Magnolia Down Under)??? If you haven't you need to head over to her blog, she's celebrating 100,000 blog hits with a wonderful giveaway!! Besides Magnolia stamps the other stamps I love are the CC designs stamps, they are adorable and guess what?!?! Kellie is giving away the spring kit!!

The first time I saw this kit I fell completely in love of the stamps, they are soo cute! So if you love CC design stamps as much as I do, I'm sure you don't want to miss this giveaway.

Have fun crafting!

Hazel Q

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friends are the cookies of Life

Hello crafty friends! Today I want to share a birthday card I created yesterday for my boyfriend's best friend. I'm very happy with this card because you know that male cards are really difficult, I got the inspiration from the Sketch and Stash Challenge. The sketch was really easy to follow and the DT did an amazing job by sharing wonderful cards. I decided to use the first clear stamp I ever bought but for some haven't used yet, the stamp is called "Cookies of life" from Inkadinkado and it comes with a fun sentiment that says: "Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life", what a true quote lol.

I used a DCWV design paper, clear stamp "happy birthday" sentiment from Studio G (I love Studio G stamps), some Pop it! shapes for the 3D effect on the furry guy and ribbon from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
- Fussy and Fancy Challenge: green
- Sketch and Stash Challenge: sketch
- Creative Card Crew: going dotty
- Stamp Something: distress
- Pile it on Challenge: furry friends
- Cupcake Craft Challenge: food and drink (cookies!)

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I love reading your wonderful comments.
Happy crafting!

Hazel Q.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wedding wishes and good news!

Hello blogging friends!! How are you doing?? Well I've been MIA for awhile, between work and other things I had going on it's been really hard to sit down and create a couple of cards. I've been reading my Google Reader but I haven't had the time to leave many comments. Last week was a really busy week for me because I had to work after hours, I even missed my figure skating classes! Can you believe that? Before last week I got really sick, I had fever for about 2 days and I felt terribly... but I'm glad that this is over now, my work schedule came back to normal, I'm no longer sick and I started going to my figure skating classes! Yey!
Last week a friend from work got married, so everyone at work asked me to create a card for him and his new wife.

This is actually the first wedding card I have created, what do you think? I'm sorry for the picture, but my bf took this picture at the weeding before I gave the card to him, so... we were in a hurry lol. I used the new SEI papers I got for $6 dlls at Michael's! I really like to go to Michael's because you always find nice sales.
I really like what the sentiment says, it's really sweet: "Love is the Beauty of the soul". And because Love is the beauty of the soul and it's a beautiful gift God gave to us, I would like to share with you the good news: I'm getting married!!! Yes! You read that right, by God's will we will get married next year!

We're really excited! We've been dating for 3 years but we've known each other for about 5 years now, we became really good friends in college and at our senior year he asked me to be his girlfriend. I've been reading wedding blogs, wedding magazines and wow there are a lot of beautiful things you can do in a wedding, I really want to be organized and have everything done on time, I don't want to become a bridezilla lol

Anyways, I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
- ABC Challenge: Q for quotation
- Cute Card Thursday: happy anniversary
- Stamping Sisters in Christ: clean and simple
Thank you for visiting me today and may you all have a fun crafting week.