Hi, my friends! Today I want to introduce a coffee card that you can give anybody any day. You don’t need any special tool for this. With the step-by-step photos, you will see how easy and simple to make a every card. If you add a coffee coupon in the envelope, your friend would love you a whole lot more!           And my dear friend, Alice, Erin and Agnes! Thank you so much for vistting me and for leaving me kind words. I am so grateful for having you ladies. xoxo Minki        Read More →

        Last night I made a couple of simple thank you cards with my sewing machine. Whenever I run out of sewing ideas or need to refresh my head, I would play with fabric scraps from my previous work. For me, those pretty colors and patterns are always inspiring. How about you? What inspire you?       I cut out fabric pieces as a cup of coffee and then chose the paper that goes well with my fabric pieces. I added a paper doily at last to give more fun.   With my sewing machine, I sew the image with paperRead More →

  It’s that season again where we crafters get to show off and share our creations! I don’t know about you, but for me, every year I have so much hope for the perfect creation that I get paralyzed in my own thought process.  The added pressure is the time limitation factor and my biggest fear is that I would end up at a Hallmark store buying Christmas cards to send to friends.  Don’t get me wrong.  There is nothing wrong with Hallmark cards, but for a crafter like myself, homemade cards are special and are gifts in themselves from my heart to myRead More →

    One day I called my friend for a cup of coffee and she said she was sick in bed. Instead of making chicken noodle soup (because I don’t know how to), I made a get-well card for her. That evening I walked to her door and hand my “paper soup” to her husband. My friend got better next day and I guess my soup made out of fabric scraps must had some cureing ingredient.       1.Draw a bowl on the paper.   2.Cut out the drawing and use as a templet. Trace on the fabric you chose as a bowl.Read More →

All of sudden ,I was feeling like making a card this morning. (breakfast dishes were still in the sink.) I grab a piece of watercolor paper and played watercolor paint. Guess how long it took to finish this card. If I didn’t take any pictures, I could have finished in 5 minutes. Even though I had to stop at each process and took a quick shot, 30minutes were more than enough. If you have a urgent occasion to drop a line, I think my watercolor card idea is helpful.     Step1. Get the big brush and mix blue watercolor with generous amount of water.Read More →

      Today I want to show you how to draw California Poppy using Copic sketch markers.     Artist : Genine D. Zlatkis I was inspired by this illustration and decided to make a card.   California Poppies are simple flowers to draw compared to other flowers such as carnations or roses. I hope my card inspires you too.   Thank you for visiting me today. MinkiRead More →

    Stamp image on the center of watercolor paper.   With a red marker, draw a circle and add 5 flower petals.   With a yellow marker, draw a little small size of flowers and color the center of the red flowers.   With a baby blue marker, draw smaller flowers and color red on the center.   With a green marker, add leaves and color center of the yellow flower with a orange marker.   With a dark blue marker, add more leaves .   With a pink marker, add little pink flowers and dots. I add light blue dots too to balanceRead More →

I save almost everything; fabric scraps, paper pieces, old magazines, old clothes……therefore organization is always no.1 on my to-do list. Yesterday I decided not to make anything (in other words, not to make any mess.) and start cleaning. As I wiped out my work station, I remembered these bottle stamp images I watercolored long ago. You can imagine me making this card, already forgetting about my earlier decision and make a mess again.   step1. Stamp bottle image on watercolor paper.   2.Watercolor  with a big brush using generous amount of water. Do not brush over and over. Once you color, that’s it. Don’t  tryRead More →

After spending several hours to make a card, I wasn’t happy with the result. Then I went outside for a cup of coffee. When I came back to my desk, I started to  work on a new project. which was this card. It took about 20minutes! Today’s lesson was that  sitting on a chair and squeezing an idea isn’t really helping.! a nice little break and a cup of coffee or tea can really help.   1.draw a sewing machine on paper and trace it on the fabric.   2.Cut out all the shapes and glue the fabric pieces on a card stock.   3.WithRead More →

I have a fake antique radio. It works O.K. but I am used to playing music on my  iphone rather than listening to the radio. The other day I was looking at my radio and all of sudden I got a card idea. I roughly sketched the radio on the canvas scraps and then traced it with my sewing machine. It turned out O.K. but wasn’t good enough. So I started googling radio clip art images. Playing with paper was as fun as playing with my sewing machine.     1.draw a radio shape on black cardstock. trace two yellow circles.   2. attach maskingRead More →

On this Father’s Day, for my  hard working hubby.   What you need: Hero Art clear stamp set. Fabric scrap, Quilt bedding, Black card stock, Gold embossing powder, Heat tool   Stamp on fabric and then trace the image with your sewing machine.       A brush and a toothpick is very handy to clear all the remain embossing powder.           Happy Father’s Day!!Read More →

                I remember the day my three girls were so excited of getting new pairs of shoes. Their shoes are not bright and shiny any more now but by the time the shoes are old my girls have grown so much. I’d always remember those little shoes.   I want to share my idea:   Use your smart phone as a light box.   1.Use your smart phone as a light box. This trick helps you tracing the image easy and no sweat. 2.Once you done tracing, cut out the picture. 3.Use your cut-out piece as a templet.Read More →

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