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One Challenge And Several Announcements!

Good Morning Everybody! It is Friday already! Wow! Time is flying!

First Card

First Card

Today I want to show you several cards that I think are perfect for Allison’s challenge “Post Your Uggos”! Thank you Allison for this fun challenge!  For this challenge you don’t need to create anything, just find some of the previous (earliest) cards that you think are not as pretty as you wish them to be. For me it was not a difficult task, and here are my “Uggos”! Please, don’t be so scared!

Second Card

Second Card

Uggo Number Three
Uggo Number Three

Now to the announcements!

1. Did you hear that Claudia at Pretty Pressings has Fantastic Anniversary Blog Candy. Four lucky people will have a chance to win her prizes!!! How about this!!! Thank you Claudia for this treat and for  your wonderful blog where I always find lots of inspiration!

2. If you already have some Pink Poison Stamps, don’t miss a very unique challenge “Mr. Stamper Challenge” at Marie’s Splendid Stamping blog. Thank you Marie for this great event. Only boys can participate in it! Hope my husband will keep his promise and will make a card!

3. And the last kind of announcement – about a month ago I made a card for Rock The Cover Halloween Style Challenge at You Know You Rock blog challenge. Now it is time to vote for your favorite entry! Don’t think that I am trying to advertise myself… Oh, no! I don’t even think my card is good enough. I voted for my favorite, it wasn’t mine of course. But I think other ladies will appreciate if you will have a look at their cards!

Oh, I almost forgot! Not a long time ago on Jami’s blog I read about a cool project. It is about sending post cards from all over the world. You can read about this here. It is very exciting project I think. I sent two postcards – one from Lake Mills and another with a picture of Omsk, Siberia, Russia (from my favorite place, place where I was born and where my Mom lives. Miss you, Mom…).

I also wanted to ask you if you would be interested in reading of some stories that happened in my life. Sometimes something happens in your life, and at that time you look at this differently than later and understand and learn a lot from it. With me making a big change in my life about 4 years ago, I learned a lot and am still learning. So let me know… I think that our blogs are not only showcasing our cards, it is also a conversation between all of us crafters!

Sorry for the long post! Thank you for sharing your time with me!

Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!



It’s always wonderful to have a nice surprise!

Hello! Today I wanted to tell about a surprise that I got in the mail. About two months ago I was involved in something called a Post Card exchange. It took place on a Russian Forum for Crafters. We needed to send each other post cards with the place where we live. You could use pre-made cards from the store or make it yourself. I’ve already send cards that I made and got all cards from the girls. It was so much fun to open your mail box and find a warm hello from different cities and countries. I was not expecting any cards.

But on Monday I found in my mailbox a post card from Khabarovsk (which is near China and Japan). It was a card from one of our best crafters on the forum. She had already sent me one. That’s why I was so surprised. On the other side of the card there was a special stamp in honor of the anniversary of the city. The city celebrated their 150th birthday. And you can have this stamp only on this date at the post office. I was very touched just of thinking that Elena (the lady’s name) went to the post office, remembering me and sent me a card. She shared with this wonderful event. I am very thankful to her for this!!!

Here are some cards that I made for this exchange:

Post Card 1 Post Card 2 Post Card 3

Post Card 4 Post Card 5

Post Card 6 Post Card 7

All the pictures are from the place where I live. For the card with a window I used an idea from Irene Tan Aka’s wonderful blog. Her artwork is very inspirational and unique! She has lots of beautiful pictures of her creations and shows all of the details. Not only showing but also explaining step-by-step of how she made it. It’s amazing how many ideas and inspiration she has! I just love her blog! I don’t even know how to describe Irene’s art. I don’t have enough words. It’s gorgeous! Thank you Irene for sharing and inspiring us!

For my card I used her tutorial that she wrote. Of course my card is not as great as Irene’s. But I enjoyed reading her step-by-step instructions and learning new stuff for me.

I hope you found something for you!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a Wonderful Day!
See you tomorrow,

Supplies I used for the cards: cardstock, pictures, stickers, stamps, golden pigment ink, golden embossing powder, Designer paper, StazOn ink, some printed images found in the internet, embroidery floss, eyelet, slide, embellishments, small flower punch.