Card Patterns and a card

Good morning! Happy Monday to you! How's your weekend? Mine was good. I didn't really craft much on Sat because I was busy cooking for HB and his family (yeah..I cook, can you believe it?? lol). Either I didn't cook for quite a while or all the recipes I know just slipped out of my brain because it took me two hours to prepare a simple meal. I really need to gear myself up in the kitchen and start to cook again. I got to learn a few lesson from my MIL. People always said the only way to reach your husband's heart is through his stomach, lol :)

After lunch and all the cleaning up, I took an afternoon nap at around 4pm. You know what time I woke up?? 7:30pm! I slept for almost 4 hours! Can you believe it? HB always said I sleep like a pig, lol :)

Today, I would like to show you the card I made for Card Patterns. I've missed their sketch for quite a while now and glad to be able to partipate this week.

Here's my card based on the sketch.

I used paper from Making Memories and Bazzill Basic. See the big flower? Isn't it pretty? Ann (my SIL) bought it while on vacation in Chieng Mai, Thailand. She told me they sell a lot of handmade flowers there but she only bought some. I add some swirly pearls on top of the flower. Just so you know, those pearls don't come in swirl. I cut them out and arranged them piece by piece. The swirly stamp are from Making Memories which Sheila gave me weeks back. What to do when you are out of certain colors? Look for your prima flowers. See the small blue butterfly? I actually cut it from Prima flower. It's very easy to cut compared to paper :)

I have one more card to show you before I call it a day.
This card is actually a Valentine's card for HB. Too early isn't it? First, I'm early with Christmas cards and now Valentine's. I'm getting addictive I guess :)
I traced the heart on a piece of white cardstock then, I add the red glitter glue from Making Memories. The glue came out in glob and I used a sponge to spread it out evenly. I add some blingy swirls and prima flowers. Those shimmery letter stickers are from Making Memories. I'm absolutely falling in love with those stickers from MM! They are so versatile and easy to use. In total, I have about 10 packets of letter stickers from MM with different colors. Love, love them!