The Sisterhood of Crafters – Let the Sparkle Fly!

Its a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and our chief Sistah Darlene has chosen this month’s theme and its “Let the Sparkle Fly”. So make anything with bling and/or sparkle and join in the fun! I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge with my newly purchased Simon…

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“Let there be Peace on Earth

… and let it begin with me.” I’ve started listening to Oprah’s & Deepak’s meditation experience “Creating Peace from the Inside out”, while I craft and this phrase stuck with me. With so much suffering being caused & felt in the world, if each of us tried to create Peace within ourselves first and foremost, we…

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Perfect Cardmaking Formula

I’m pretty bad at layering cards. Throw in more than one die cut or an embossed background and I’m at a loss. Luckily I found Yana Smakula’s video on her Perfect Cardmaking Formula. I like her clean elegant style so I think I will be using it quite often! I love that touch of gold…

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New Year’s Resolution

Its been awhile since I’ve made New Year’s resolutions. I think its because I either forgot what they were to begin with, probably the day after the New Year’s Eve party…, or because I didn’t tell enough people what I was planning to do so I would be shamed into seeing it through! Well this year, I’m…

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Give Thanks

This year, a good friend of ours has invited us to their Thanksgiving dinner, and we feel very privileged to be allowed to share this important celebration with them. Not being American, I looked up the history of Thanksgiving. I always thought Thanksgiving was a celebration of immigration success (the first immigrants giving thanks to…

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More Xmas cards!

All I can think about at the moment is getting my Christmas cards done in time to be sold at my first public sale! I do think that I will have to start mass producing some designs soon, but not yet! This one looks simple but it was certainly not easy to make. Only because I…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Its my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to….except I’ll be crying of joy! They started spoiling me last night with a candle light bath that my son had prepared for me, then my fav dishes for dinner, chilli crab and durian! This morning I woke up to a…

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To Have and to Hold

When it was certain that we were moving here from France, three years ago, I started gathering info on Ulm, the little city in the South of Germany where we would be moving to. During my on-line research, I met some wonderful people who spent time giving me information on the city, places to live…

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Shabby.. chic?

I didn’t plan on making a shabby, maybe chic, card today and its not my normal style either. But I wanted to combine three challenges, using the colours in House of Cards, the sketch in Mojo Monday and using a doily for DiesRUs. So this is what it ended up looking like, and I was…

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Mass production

Another good friend of mine is leaving Ulm as part of the yearly “migration”cycle that we expats go through. I had already made her a farewell card and a digital photo album of their 3 years here, but I decided to make her a bunch of cards she wanted to give to her customers in…

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