Luv Stampin' Sew Much, Burnaby, BC

A blog about handmade cards and handsewn sock animals

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25 Valentine’s Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a great day🙂

Another occasion marks another bulk order for me. Completed and delivered were my 25 valentine’s cards. This time I had 25 unique designs. It was very fun to make these. Inspirations keep coming as I was working with the lovely patterns in Stacked With Love DSP.


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Itty Bitty Baby Girl Card (PPA236)


This is my second post today. A New Year comes with New Year’s resolutions. I do have a few: 1) Get more exercise (bought an exercise bike, and now I just need to make sure I get on it EVERYDAY), 2) Open a store on Etsy to sell handmade cards (this one requires some planning, but I will get to it in about two months) and 3) Blog more often (started just now, hopefully this will continue :)).

We are going to visit a friend’s new baby girl tomorrow, so of course I need a card. The layout was inspired by the PPA236 challenge.

PPA236I just joined Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator again, and today I received my starter kit. I couldn’t wait, so I opened all my new toys right away. What is a better time to join than during Sale-a-bration? I got to choose two freebies for purchasing the starter kit. One of the free products I picked was the Best Year Ever designer series paper. I used a small piece as a background behind the three curly petite labels. The images from the Itty Bitty Baby stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue are simply adorable! And don’t you love those little flags underneath that panel? It was cropped from the Balloon Framelits Dies which can be purchased as a bundle with the Celebrate Today stamp set. The “Celebrate!” sentiment was one of the images.

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Back in Business!

After taking the longest break ever from blogging, here I am – back in business! You might be wondering where I went in the past couple of months (or not?). I will tell you anyway as a lot of the craziness was due to crafting🙂

We had our Christmas craft fair back in November. It went well overall for both the sock animals and the cards, but something happened that really made my day – I was approached by someone who owns a pharmacy and is interested in retailing handmade cards at his store. He later put in an order of 100 handmade Christmas cards! Wow, my first bulk order ever!! I surprised myself as I completed the order in 11 days, but let me tell you – there was a lot of staying up till 2am :) There were about 90 unique designs in those 100 cards. What was the most amazing was that 50 cards were portrait and 50 were landscape – this was not planned at all🙂

I know Christmas was way past, but I just wanted to show off my achievement😛 Enjoy!



Hello snowman! (FMS153)


Today’s card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch 153 challenge.FMS153I am happy how my card turned out, but am certainly glad that I don’t have to say Hello to a snowman in reality yet. The weather is still nice and beautiful in Vancouver🙂

I find myself creating with the negative space a lot these days, especially when the framelits are so handy! I think it is a great way to showcase either a designer series paper or an embossed panel. In this case, what is more fun than making a Christmas card with the red and green colours plus a super cute snowman image?!

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Quick and easy birthday card


I was so glad I had a reason to get back to my craft desk to make a card for Jonathan’s uncle’s birthday. It’s been more than a month since I last touched my craft tools!

We were in Alaska on a cruise in the beginning of July. It was our first cruise, and was definitely a fun experience with all the entertainments on the ship and the beautiful scenery at the ports. The break was much needed. I felt really good and proud of myself for surviving without the Internet for the entire week. Well, there was no free Wi-Fi on the ship anyway, and at first I thought I would go crazy, but at the end I didn’t even care when we got the Internet back. The food on the cruise was great. It’s going to sound like a complaint, but I think I ate too much good stuff, and actually got this horrible cough. Luckily it seems like I’m finally getting better this weekend.

Back to my card… I was glad that I got a reason to create a card, but was not so glad that it was the toughest type of cards that I have to make. Haha. I always find it the hardest to make a guy’s card. Anyway, I kept it simple. Some dry embossing and sanding on the “coredination paper”, minimal embellishments with just two brads, and there it is! I am happy with how it turns out. What do you think?