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Friday, June 23, 2017

Just For You, Darling

Finally it’s Friday! Last day of work before the highly anticipated long weekend! I am soooo happy to be able to sleep in and laze around the house eventhough I’m guessing my nieces and nephew will be coming over and spend time with me and my parents until Monday. I don’t mind though, I have missed them so much!

I am here to show you a new card featuring this darling stamp (the name is very apt!) from The Greeting Farm. I don’y know why the photo kind of washed out the image. It’s not really good, but I didn’t have time to re-take this photo. I hope it’s ok and you will still like it.

tgf_ahoy

Credits:
Stamps: SSSC no. 27 - Darling from The Greeting Farm and CTMH (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: By The Sea by Design by Dani

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This Is Just The Beginning

Back at work! I am in zombie mode due to still being jetlagged, but these paperworks won’t clear themselves! Hehe. I hope I’ll survive the next 3 days of work then it’ll be long weekend as it will be the most festive time of the year.

Anyway, I am still missing summer days in south of France. Here’s a card to remember those wam special days.

whimsy_peachrose

Credits:
Stamps: Rosetta from Whimsy Stamps and Studio G (sentiment)
Ink: Mmento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: Little Lady by Flergs and Meghan Mullens
Glitter: Stickles
Dies: Magnolia and Gina Marie Designs

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cheers!

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s been a short but sweet ride in Paris and now I am heading back to Jakarta. It has been such an awesome summer holiday! I think this is my second summer trip to Europe (during my adult life hehe) and eventhough it’s so packed but the weather and view was breathtaking. I think next time Spring or Autumn would be a better (and cheaper!) option hehe.

Anyway, here’s another summery card to end this trip. She is a cute one from The Greeting Farm.

cheers-tgf

Stamps: SSSC no. 25 - Carnival from The Greeting Farm and CTMH (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Dies: Gina Marie Designs and Spellbinders
Digital papers: Memorable Carnival from Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Zoe Pearn

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks, Friend

I am traveling from London back to Paris today. Kind of bittersweet as this is my second trip to London this year. The city is amazing and I never get tired of it. I have been so into British things lately, maybe the past 4 years. It started with their TV shows. After discovering their TV show, Sherlock, I get hooked on other shows including two of my all time favorites: Great British Bake Off and Have I Got News For You. Yes, those two shows are very different but are both so interesting and funny hehe.

This card is to say, thank you, London. You have been such a great city to visit! I hope to visit more in the future :)

thanks-friend-magnolia

Credits:
Stamps: Magnolia and Studio G (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Dies: CC Designs and Gina Marie Designs
Digital papers: Nautical by Samantha Walker
Flowers and rhinestones: Prima Marketing

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Wishes

Hello everyone! I have been quite diligent in posting in this blog. I hope to keep it up until the end of year (oops, I hope I’m not speaking too soon hehe). I sometimes get caught up in business trips that I don’t get to create anything. I hope to be able to be more productive now that I’ve reduced my business travels.

Here’s a new card that’s Summer-ish hehe. That pineapple paper is my favorite!

tgf-summer-pineapple

Credits:
Stamps: Cutesy Anya from The Greeting Farm and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Versacolor
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: Summer Party from Echo Park
Die: Spellbinders

Monday, June 12, 2017

Oh Happy Day!

It was such a lovely weekend last Saturday. My good friend Izumi married the love of her love in such a perfect summer day. It was beautiful and lively. I met her when I was in Elementary school, the first time I went to Europe. We were in the same tour around Europe, she was with her brother and parents and I was with my aunt. Long after the tour ended we kept in touch via snail mail, until we discovered Facebook. I met her again last year in Tokyo after almost 20 years. It was so delightful. When she invited me to attend her wedding this summer I said yes immediately and it was the right decision since I got a very low price deal for flight. I mean it’s summer and I got less that 800 dollars for a return ticket! Must be fate :)

Anyway, to celebrate her wedding, here’s a card featuring a bride and a cute little birdie. I haven’t made cards with a Magnolia stamp in a while. I love how it turned out :)

magnolia-bride

Credits:
Stamps: Magnolia (I forgot what it’s called) and Stampin’ Up (sentiment)
Ink: Memento and Stampin’ Up
Die: Gina Marie Designs and Spellbinders
Coloring: Copic markers

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thinking of You

I know that school would probably be out when this post is up, but I found this image perfect for the papers here. It’s like she’s jumping for joy on the last day of school before summer. The original image came with a skull on the center of her bow, so I covered it with a rhinestone. Hehe.

tgf_sssc_school

Credits:
Stamps: SSSC No. 18 (Willow) from The Greeting Farm and Lawn Fawn (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Finecolour and Copic markers
Digital papers: Paper & Glue from Echo Park
Cutting shape: Lori Whitlock from Silhouette Store

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Au Revoir!

It’s my traveling day today and I am so excited. I will be going to France today to attend my friend’s wedding in Pont Saint Esprit later in the weekend. Don’t ask me where that is, since all I know it’s in South of France and I’ve never been there before.

So to celebrate this summer trip, I’ve created a card with Parisian theme to it. I hope you like it :)

some-odd-girl-frenchie-gwen

Credits:
Stamp: Frenchie Gwen from Some Odd Girl
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Dies: Lawn Fawn, MFT, Gina Marie Designs and Ebay
Digital papers: More Paris Girl Mega Kit from Samantha Walker

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sparkle

Good morning everyone! I have a new card to show you. I just can’t help the colors I used here, it is one of my favorites! I really love creamy pinks like this!

I also colored this cutie from The Greeting Farm and included a word die cut from a metallic gold cardstock. I love how sparkley this is!

tgf_sparkle

Credits:
Stamp: Amor Anya from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Digital papers: Love Stories by Design by Dani

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Fun

Happy Friday, everyone! I am so excited to get home from Sydney tomorrow. I have to pack for another trip next week. Today’s card is a simple, summery card. I love scene cards like this, but I am not used to it. I like layers and showcasing patterns. I love it nonetheless. I hope you do too!

ccdesignssummercard

Credits:
Stamps: Sweet November Phoebe from CC Designs
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Digital papers: Simple Summer from Lori Whitlock

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Summer!

Have you seen the weather outside? It’s getting warmer and warmer. But in my case, it’s getting verrrrry humid that it’s so sticky to be out more than 10 minutes.

I have a new card today. Since it’s Summer I think making a bright colored cards would be so fitting. Let me know what you think :)

tgf_itsybitsy

Credits:
Stamps: For You Anya from The Greeting Farm and Mini Miessages from Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: #Happythings from Mari Koegelenberg and Laura Passage
Dies: Spellbinders and Mini Tags from Mama Elephant

Friday, May 26, 2017

You’re So Special To Me

Yay! It’s Friday and I am getting ready for my trip. I think it will be Winter when I get there. I hope it’s gonna be a mild Winter. I went to Beijing last year and even though it was also during Winter it’s not as cold as Winter in Europe.

Here’s a card I made with this cutie from The Greeting Farm.

tgf-special

Credits:
Stamps: OA Valentine from The Greeting Farm and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: Butterfly Kisses by Mye De Leon

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thinking of You, Girl

It’s Wednesday and tomorrow is a public holiday! Yay! Unfortunately it’s not gonna be a long weekend and I will be in Sydney in a couple days. Ugh, I really rather be home and craft you know, just what I’m gonna do tomorrow hehe.

Here’s a card I made with a really slender image. I’m not used to this kind of image but I love how it turns out :)

ldrs_fashiongirls01

Credits:
Stamps: Girl's Night Out from LDRS Creative and Wild Rose Studios (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Versacolor
Coloring: Copic markers
Digital papers: Hummingbird Nectar Paper Pack by Adrienne Looman
Dies: CC Designs and Lawn Fawn

Monday, May 22, 2017

Best Wishes Card

I have been making cards for so long now, I think almost 10 years now. I don’t sell my cards because in here it’s priced so low. Once I was asked why my cards were priced $3.50 eventhough it was painstakingly handmade and have embellished quite heavily. I was so surprised and discouraged that people would rather buy a mass-produced flat greeting cards at the price of $8 – $10 than my handmade, hand-colored $3.50.

Now I take my cards to my office once or twice a year and let anyone who wants cards to take whichever ones they want, for free. They appreciate my cards more and some even offered to pay me, but I think it’s better to give them away. They save it and send it to their Moms, partners and close ones. That makes me even more happy.

Oh, I have been rambling on too much hehe. Here’s a new card today.

tgf_loveletter

Credits:
Stamps: OA Special Delivery from The Greeting Farm and Mini Messages from Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Stampin’ Up
Coring: Copic markers
Digital papers: Blowing Kisses and Blowing Kisses Add-On by Dani Mogstad
Die: Spellbinders

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Let’s Celebrate

Hello everyone! How is your weekend? It’s coming to a close for me here and I have spent it lounging around the house as I have it all to myself this weekend. Didn’t do much work as I’ve colored and designed my cards the weekdays before, I just need to assemble it. Unfortunately I wasn’t in the mood since next weekend I will have to go to Sydney (for work) and the come back for a couple of days and then off again to France. Naturally I want to spend my weekend at home before not being able to for the next 1 month hehe.

Anyways, here’s a new card from me. Hope you like it :)

tgf-fairy

Credits:
Stamp: Fairy In Flight from Some Odd Girl and Sophie’s Sentiments from Lawn Fawn
Digital papers: Spring Fling by Mari Koegelenberg
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Lawn Fawn and Memory Box
Glitter: Stickles

Friday, April 21, 2017

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Happy Friday everyone! I am flying to Singapore tomorrow for a little getaway then a series of business meetings on Monday and Tuesday. I love going to Singapore. I think I went there 6 times last year alone, mostly for work. I love the fact that they have good scrapbook stores there and sometimes good deals. So I usually snatch stuff like stamps and cardstock while I’m there. Let’s see what I’ll get this time around.

Anyway, here’s a card that goes straight into my favorites list. Just look at that cutie! She’s so sweet! Also I love the flowers and blings. In real life, that gold card shines really nicely against the soft colors.

tgf_shinebright

Supplies:
Stamps: SSSC no. 26 - Katie from The Greeting Farm and WPlus9 (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers
Digital papers: Love Stories from Design by Dani
Dies: Gina Marie Designs
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sending You Hugs and Kisses!

Hello everyone! It’s a great day today because in Jakarta it’s election day and everyone gets a day off! I was down all (long) weekend long last week because of my wisdom tooth, so I’m so happy that today I can actually relax and craft a bit today to make up for that day.

Today I am showing you a card that was intended to be a Valentine’s Day card. I didn’t finish it in time but it’s so cute nevertheless. I can’t help but put on a lot of bling here. It looks like a flutter of hearts hehe.

tgf_sendinghugs

Credits:
Stamps: OA – Special Delivery from The Greeting Farm and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Stampin’ Up
Coloring: Copic markers
Digital papers: Be My Valentine by Scotty Girl Designs

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Somebunny Loves You

One more day until I get home. Agh… So full of meetings here in Bali. I can’t wait to go home tonight. I really hope I won’t get stuck in horrible traffic jam later. But never mind that, I’m here to show you another Easter card. I think I only have a couple of Easter stamps and I really want to make use of them this year. I will probably buy more for next year.

easter_mimi_pennyblack_02

Credits:
Stamp: Mimi & Miles from Penny Black
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Stampin’ Up
Digital papers: Celebrate Easter Paper Pack #1 and Celebrate Easter Paper Pack #2 from Echo Park Paper Co.
Coloring: Copic markers
Glitter: Stickles
Dies: Gina Marie Designs and MFT Die-namics

Monday, April 10, 2017

You’re So Special

It’s Monday here! Also my traveling day to Bali. Unfortunately it’s for work and I’ll be back home Thursday night. I am very excited for the long weekend though. I want to craft all weekend long. My new craft room is quite spacious (in comparison to my old bedroom, which is where I usually do all my crafting!), so I get to mess around there without messing up my bed hahaa.

Today I want to show you a card that reminds me of Daria cartoon from MTV. She’s got sass! Hehehe.

tgf_youresospecial

Credits:
Stamps: SSSC no. 21 - Blaire from The Greeting Farm and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Digital papers: Be Mine | by Mari Koegelenberg & Danielle Engebretson

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hoppy Easter

Hello everyone! I am finally back! I had just built an office/craft room beside my room, so the whole couple of months I was busy with that. It’s finally finished and I’m 80% done with it. I just need to buy come cabinets for my gazillion crafty stuff hehe.

Anyways, here’s an Easter card I made. I fell in love with the papers when it was on sale for $1 at Snapclicksupply during their One Buck Wednesday.

easter_mimi_pennyblack_01

Credits:
Stamp: Mimi & Miles from Penny Black
Digital papers: Happy Easter from Echo Park Paper Co.
Die: Gina Marie Designs
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Stampin’ Up
Coloring: Copic markers
Glitter: Stickles