Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

You're a Rock Star

I'm branching out! Don't you love this felted guitar? Isn't it adorable?

Perfect for the man in your life. Got to admit that there are not many manly cards out there. But if you visit my online shop, you'll find a few of them.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Sets of Cards

We found out that each of us can only bring 2 x 23 kg baggage. It was 2 x 32 kg when we flew to Indonesia last year. That means it is about 50 kg reduced in total as a family.

Today I dug in my box of cards, reorganized, and put some of them in a set of 5. They are available at my Adore By Nat shop.

I REALLY need to get rid of my cards as I won't be able to bring them all. And the paper supplies . . . it's still piling in my drawers. Call me desperate but I got to admit . . . I AM!!

The planning is already in mind. I have to leave some of my rubberstamps behind. It's true that acrylic stamps are much better over all. They don't take so much space and very light in weight. Papers . . . I have to use as many as I could but at the same time I'm fighting myself as I really like to collect papers too. Oh darn!

Wish me luck on my attempt in selling all of my cards and clearing out the inventory.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Sisterhood Award

Cara from Cara's Scrap N Stamp Art blog has shared her Sisterhood Award with me, how kind she is!! I'm really flattered.

We share the same passion. ***hint: making cards*** Go to her Etsy shop and you'll find cards that are TOO cute!

Now, in return I'm sharing the award with other bloggers who works and attitude I admire. This is how it works:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Here are my nominees:
Heather Knitz Designs
Handmade Bits and Pieces
A Little Bit of Everything
As Mind Goes By
Pondering and Paper

I enjoy reading your blogs, knowing you beyond your wonderful arts and crafts, and inspiring me in personal and professional ways. Thank you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Olive and Brown

I've been into Brown but lately I've been playing with the color of Olive pretty seriously. Added some pink and/or orange, they become fabulous.

Hope you enjoy them :-)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giveaway at As Mind Goes By

My Etsy pal, VinK, is having a giveaway contest at her blog.

One lucky winner will win:
  • Three ( 5 x 5 inch ) square note cards with envelopes from Millionminds
How cool is that??

So, if you want to win these goodies, hurry up visit her blog and enter the contest. Please be sure to follow the rules if you don't want to be disqualified.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Featured on Gift Guides

A while back ago, I blogged about how I love checking on how many Etsy he♥rts I have in here. I check daily (more than one or twice) at (previously Today, I did more than what I usually do. I clicked on the "featured" tab. I might not on a Front Page yet, but I'm on gift guides and that's really cool! I wish I've discovered this function sooner...but I'll be even crazier in checking and checking.

It's one of my onesie felt card.

It certainly made my day :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Kind of Tags

I finally made these tags. I had them in mine for a while but only got a chance to actually made them a couple of days ago. Too adorable, I think. I just love how they turned out. Really, I just love felt and paper and they go really well together. A perfect match!

If you'd like them, come on and get them at my AdoreByNat shop. It's $3.25 for a pair of tags. And if you get them now, you can enjoy my current sale: Buy 3 Get 1 Free. For something this adorable where details are involved, you know that it's a great deal you'll get.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Toronto, My Soon-Becoming-Home?

My husband and I have decided that we're going back to Canada instead of staying here in Indonesia. It's time to move on. We pray to God and hoping we're making the right decision. I love Vancouver but it's a family decision that we are moving to Toronto instead. Housing is much more affordable and we'll be able to do more with what we have as we're thinking of a long-term plan. It's not going to be an easy change. This is one of major life changes after Ethan was born, a year or so ago and we have to be ready with the uncertainties especially during this global financial crisis.

So here are few artworks of fellow artisans about Toronto, in which represents Toronto in its own unique way.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sweet in Pink

Craving for pink?

Somehow having a boy making me less of a girl. Shopping for clothes used to be one of my favorite things to do, but now? Not so much. I shop for my little one and love making him looks good. But sometimes, when we go out I don't feel that I dress up enough. My little one looks so cute and I'm just...blah.

So, I try to get back to the old me, be a little bit girly. I'm 30 something and yet hate wearing makeup. May be now it's the time, eh?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Set of Cards for Less than $10

More great deals going on my shop. A set of 5 handmade greeting cards for $9 (Each is $3.25 regular price). Each is made with details and high quality acid free beautiful patterned papers and cardstocks.

Help me cleaning up my inventory and help yourself in savings some money :-) Win-win situation.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Believe in God by


We have been struggling, trying to make the best decision for the family among so many options. First of all, we are thankful for having options to choose while others don't.

Today, I was reminded by this song, "God Will Make a Way". It has always been my favorite song and yet I haven't listened to it lately.

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness
He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today

I AM the Lord Your God by PostCardsFromGod

Friday, March 13, 2009


Latest creations using punches. I love my punches as they're fun to work with. The end result...well, you'll be the judge.

I've been quite stressful lately, mainly because we need to make a decision in terms of where we are going to live. It's time to move on. We're thinking of moving back to Canada but this time we're thinking of going to Toronto instead of Vancouver. My husband will need to find a job and to be honest, we're not too sure if now is a good time to make the move. Finding a job in this global crisis is going to be really hard. Sometimes I wish that we could go back to the time when both of us had our good jobs and didn't have to quit. Uh, I wish life is easier...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Moving Sale: Buy 3 Get 1 Free

We are moving!

I need to clear out my inventory. And this means it's a good news for you :-)

Buy 3 get 1 Free

Buy any 3 items in my AdoreByNat and get 1 item free. There are many cards and tags to choose from. Birthday, thank you, love,baby, or any occasions .

There are many events in a year and handmade greetings is always appreciated much more than massive produced ones.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Trip to Bali -- Part 5

Just want to share what arts/ crafts that I bought in Bali.

Pencils for Ethans



And I may add, they are SUPER cheap. All of these including the 2 paintings on yesterday post are less than $10. Believe it or not!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Trip to Bali -- Part 4

Ubud is another must to visit place in Bali. A lot of art studios can be found here where you can find b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l artworks.

Famous local delicacies are also located in Ubud:

Babi Guling Bu Oka (Bu Oka's Roasted Pig)

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck)
There is no way we can eat 2 dishes in 3-hours visit so we have to try Bebek Bengil on our next trip to Bali. I'm so curious why they call it Dirty Duck. That's just too funny. Talking about our next trip to Bali, we're thinking of staying in Ubud. It's not too busy like Kuta and yet not too quiet like Nusa Dua.

Monkey Forest

Aren't these paintings just too cute? I bought the Owl and the Pig. They'll be perfect for Ethan's room (or my crafting room)
Now I wish that I bought more than two. Oh well . . . may be next time.

Tanah Lot

Friday, March 6, 2009

Trip To Bali -- Part 3 (Bedugul)

Bedugul is in mountain range so it's a bit cooler than Denpasar area, which I LOVE about it. It takes about 1 1/2 hours drive from our villa at Nusa Dua. The views are simply SpEcTaCuLaR. Greeny and so fresh.

If you do go to Bedugul, please be sure to visit this little cafe called Kafe Tahu (Tofu Cafe). Our driver recommended us to try and we're glad that we did. We (including Ethan) are tofu lover afterall.