My Secret…a hobby that keeps me busy :)

From my school days aside from English which was my favorite subject, Art and any sort of Home Economics class would come second. I always loved expressing myself creatively. I liked cooking, crafting, stitching, crocheting (recently started knitting-thanks to Helga), jewelry making and any kind of do it yourself project was my thing. I remember the time I got bitten by the crafting bug was in middle school when we were asked to make baskets from newspaper strips. I enjoyed myself so much that after I submitted my project, I went home and made more of those baskets in different colors and sizes to put around my room.

I decided to start a blog in April of 2011 when I was still living in Manila. The main focus of the blog was really food. I blogged about food trips and things I cooked. Even when I moved to the States shortly after that, I continued with the food theme until I started crafting again. Then I got introduced to card making. My love for card making was a surprise to me because I preferred going to a store and picking out a card. But something about it being handmade with a personal touch, just made me love it even more. So since I started making cards, that has been the focus of my blog. That doesn’t mean I wont be doing food related, DIY or craft posts anymore. There are plans for that eventually.

I have remained anonymous on my other twitter account and didn’t reveal my name, but I have finally decided to let my Oncer friends in on my secret. My personal twitter is mostly about Once Upon A Time and most of the friends I have made there is because of the show. And on my other account, I have mostly craft sites, crafting friends, chefs and people who I really don’t converse with.  So I decided after thinking long and hard that its best to let my Oncer friends know what I’ve been up to. I talked to many people about this (thanks Kat – @slaykatart) and decided that it would be best to share my craft with the people who know me (even just through the internet).

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For this reveal, I created a special card for all you Oncer friends (its meant to be a Happy Birthday card – and it has that greeting inside) but I made it whimsical just like our favorite show. Enjoy!

OnceUponATime

I used some Bazzill Basics card stock in Night Mist and folded it to a standard size A2 card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). I used a piece of patterned paper from ColorBok’s Flea Market paper collection and used it as a center panel. For the images, I stamped the critters from Lawn Fawn’s Critters Ever After set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on white card stock. I colored them in with Bic Mark It markers. I accented the castle windows, the crown and the star on the wand with some Glossy Accents. For the custom sentiment, I used the Making Memories Gold Diva Alpha Stickers. I couldn’t fit the dot of the “i” on the word time, so instead I used it to accent the frog’s crown.

SUPPLY LIST

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Night Mist
2. ColorBok Patterned Paper Collection in Flea Market
3. Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After
4. Bic Mark It Markers
5. Glossy Accents
6. Making Memories Gold Diva Alpha Stickers
7. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
8. The Paper Studio white card stock 
 

I hope you liked the card and hopefully I get to share more with you! 🙂 🙂 Until next time dearies!

 
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Once Upon A Time

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

For this whimsical birthday card, I used a dark cream card stock from The Paper Company for the base of this standard size card. I layered it with some Bazzill Plum Pudding card stock. I created a story using the Claire’s ABC. I used the castle and the frog prince from Critters Ever After to add visuals to my story. I cut and colored the stamped images with my Bic Mark It Markers.

On the inside, I stamped other sentiments from the set – make a wish & may all your dreams come true. To finish the card, I rounded the corners.

Make A Wish

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Make A Wish

Make A Wish

I used some blue card stock as a base for this 9×4 card and a cream card stock from The Paper Company for the top layer. For this card, I exclusively used the Critters Ever After set. I personally love this set because of the images that are super cute and the very versatile sentiments.

I wanted to create a “it’s your birthday so make a wish” card and I think this set is perfect for this. I stamped out the dragon, unicorn and castle on white card stock and colored them in with Bic Mark It markers. I stuck the cut out images on the cream card stock layer. Instead of fire coming from the dragon, I used the clustered stars in the set for a more whimsical touch. I stamped the sentiment “make a wish” with stars as if it were also coming from the dragon’s mouth. I adorned the dragon with one of the tiaras from Hats Off To You. At the bottom of the card, to complete the sentiment I stamped another sentiment from the set “may all your dreams come true”.

To finish the card, the stamped each cormer with the clustered star stamp and drew white faux stitching lines with a Sakura white gel pen.