Sunday, August 16, 2015

pineapples and vacations

Hi guys!
here's a quick entry for TGF - summer time and friday sketch challenge

happy crafting!

On a more serious note, I wanted to share with you guys a link to Katelyn Ramirez 'go fund me' webpage. You all may know Marie and Ray - the owners of THE GREETING FARM stamps; sadly, they recently went through some medical issues with their daughter Katelyn... I hope that you all will click on this LINK to read more about their family and how you could help. Many thanks =)

here's mys shaker card

here's the sketch

Quick shaker card class!

Hey all!
I went to a recent quick card class to create a shaker card. I've made a few different shaker cards, but in this class we used sookwang tape to the secure fun foam to the frame and card. We also used diamond dust as the shaker bits inside the acetate. We also used some glossy accents glue to adhere some sequins to the background of the shaker view, to make them appear as if they were stars in the night sky. 
I hope you like the finish project! 

Here's the diamond dust we used in class to make it appear as if the deer were standing in snow. 

Paint Night Part XI

Hi guys!!!
Here's a quick post! My last paintnight painting... Enjoy!!!

first card in months!!

hi everyone!!
long time no post! sorry I have been MIA for a while... as some of you may know I am currently trying to finish my post masters and I only have a few months left to go...

anywho, I wanted to share with you all my shaker card for this months TGF challenge - summer time! (gardening)

On a more serious note, I wanted to share with you guys a link to Katelyn Ramirez 'go fund me' webpage. You all may know Marie and Ray - the owners of THE GREETING FARM stamps; sadly, they recently went through some medical issues with their daughter Katelyn... I hope that you all will click on this LINK to read more about their family and how you could help. Many thanks =)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Paint Night Part X

Hi guys!!!
This will be a quick post! This is my latest paintnite creation!! I hope you enjoy it!
Have a great day!!! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Paint Night Part IX

Hey guys!!
I feel like I'm not doing a good job keeping up with my blog. I feel so uninspired and bored somewhat with creating cards / paper crafting and lately I've been going to paint night to reinspire myself but I can't seem to get back into the swing of things with card making. 
Anywho. Here's a creation I made during paint night a few weeks ago. Maybe it will inspire me to make cards again. Ttys 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Paint Night Part VIII

I swear this is my last paint nite post! Lol I've just attended a class once a week since May... And I'm so addicted. Remember if you live in the Greater Vancouver area there's a coupon for 35-40% off (I can't remember which one it was) but it's called "paintniteca" 
Happy painting everyone!! 

Paint Nite Part VII

Hey everyone!!! 
I actually attended another class this past month!! And another card making class!!! I'm learning so much this year! My hubby has also attended a few painting classes with me!! I hope you like what we created! 

It's supposed tone a crazy daisy... But I don't think I made mine cray enough... Lol

Oh! Here's the cards I made in my last cardmaking class! 

Paint Nite part VI

Hey guys!!! 
Sorry I haven't been creating cards in a while. But good news! It's because I've been taking card classes :) I made a few more creative Cards in my local craft store! And I've also attended a few more paintnite classes around my city! I really hope you like them! I've also been busy helping my brother with his wedding ... Which is going to be this happening this month!!! Whoa!!! My brother propose to my future sister in law in Paris last year!!! How romantic!!! Now they'll be married in less than 3 weeks!
Anywho, I hope you all like my photos! Happy crafting! 

Here are the cards I made with a new instructor at my local scrapbook store! Her name is Charmaine and she made us goody bags for being in her first class ever!! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hawaii and tiny bubbles

hi guys!!!
Happy Victoria day (for us Canadians) !!! which means no work today! hehehe
anywho, here's a quick entry for - TGF - emboss and freshly made sketches
happy crafting!!

here's my card

here's the sketch

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Paint Nite part V

Hi guys!!
I'm seriously enjoying going to paint nite and went to a few classes / events in April. So here was one of the paintings I did before going to DC. Also, if you live in Vancouver I got a 40% off coupon - "paintnightca" !!!
Happy crafting 

Paint Nite part IV

Hi everyone!! 
Last month I went to a few paint nite events and learned how to paint on canvas, as well as, work with acrylic paints. So, I want to share with you a few of the paintings I did. This one is inspired by Claude Monet's Japanese footbridge. 

Happy long weekend and Victoria Day! 

Here's the original painting! I saw this hanging in one of the museums in DC. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

watercolours and flowers

Hi guys!
long time no post again lol
sometimes I feel like I'm more tired coming back from vacation... and getting back to the swing of things takes some time too...
anywho, here's my entry for TGF - flowers and Tuesday morning sketches!

I used my brand new PRIMA watercolor pencils =) I don't even really miss using my copics! *shocker*
I bought my Prima wantercolour pencils at my local scrapbook store for $15.99 CAD (I had 10% off coupon) ... which works out to be the same price if I had bought it online with the shipping cost to Canada. AND if you were looking for watercolour pencils, I really recommended this PRIMA brand. I initially had Faber- Castell watercolour pencils, which I used to buy individually in the Deserres Art Store; but I found the pencils didn't blend as well with water in comparison to the Prima pencils.
The only down side with the Prima is there are some doubles from one set to another...

I bought 4 sets:
soft neutrals, spring and fall, scenic route and the basics

anyways, I hope you like my card =)

here's my card

here's the sketch

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Freedom is not Free - Washington, DC

Sorry for being MIA for a couple of weeks, but my hubby and I just got back from Washington, D.C.! 

I've chronicled our time in DC through photos :) we stayed 4 blocks from the White House, so it was pretty central and easily accessible every where. We also went to Virginia a couple of times to visit the pentagon and Arlington cemetery. 

Overall it was a pretty mellow and relaxed vacation. The only thing I would changed about it would be skipping the Washington DC big bus hop on hop off tour... The didn't come often or stop in the designated spots... Waiting for almost 1 hour for a bus to come was stressful; also the drivers were very rude. It was terribly disappointing to hear people employed to help tourists yell and scream at their faces when they're lost / asking questions. I mean Americans from all over the country and visitors from all over the world are paying hundreds of dollars to ride on a hop on hop off bus, and technically keeping these rude staff employed... And as a Canadian seeing a poor Californian seniors being humiliated was very disappointing and sad.
 (If you're wondering how we knew they were from California- they had Californian shirts on)

Anywho, to end in a good point, 80% of the time the hubby and I just taxied every where! And saved a heck of a lot more money and stress :) 
Hope you like the photos. 

Waiting to get on an airplane in YVR

Our stop over at Portland 

National gallery of art. 

The tunnel in between the west and east building under the national gallery of art. 

The national air and space museum 

White House backyard. We weren't allowed to the go to the front yard because of the heightened security ... Obama came home the day we went to visit. 

Three of these helicopters landed on the White House property ... 
And the several of the blocks were closed off 

Washington monument 

Lincoln memorial honouring the 150th anniversary of president Abraham Lincoln's death. 

Stood where Martin Luther King jr made his memorable speech. 

Arlington cemetery... Changing of the guards.  

Library of congress - Jefferson building. 

Smithsonian natural history museum 

The Hope Diamond 

The national archives museum 

National American history museum 

We stayed a couple of blocks beside a whole foods...- and this was the yummiest food every! 

Smithsonian national zoo 

Boa bao panda !! 

Washington national cathedral 

Flight home ... chasing the sunset. Flying beside Mount hood