Friday, January 31, 2014


Lanterns - We have a new challenge up at Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog.

At Crafts 4 Eternity our challenge is Oriental Theme. This is Chinese New Year time and the animal for this year is the horse. I think it is odd that we call it Chinese New Year, but all Asian countries also celebrate it at the same time. 

We have lived in Japan and South Korea and it is really a big deal over there, especially in South Korea. My daughter, whom we adopted from South Korea, really likes the customs that go along with this holiday with her Korean in-laws. They bow to the parents, who then give them money. My husband teases her that he will give her a dollar if she bows to him. Jennifer doesn't think it is as funny as he does. 

The challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is Z for Zesty colors. We are to use citrus colors. Now you know why I have Chinese lanterns in orange and yellow.

I don't know who makes the stamp. It has been in my stash forever. I don't know if I have ever even used it before. 

The bling at the bottom is frosted pearls that I got from my friend over at Pizzazz Aplenty. She has awesome prices on her lovely crafty goodies.

C Inspirations #250 Stamping
4 Crafty Chicks #179 Anything Goes


  1. a fabulous creation with a gorgeous image!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Wonderful, clean and simple get well soon card! You make it look so easy with those lovely lanterns. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge. Have a Great Day!

    Tamie DT

  3. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Lovely card Mari, I love the zesty colours & sweet lanterns. Have a great week hugs x

  5. This is very cheerful and I love the autumn colouring. It will definitely brighten someone's day.
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