Friday, June 27, 2014

My New Toy - Sewing Machine!

Juki HZL-12Z
I have a new toy for my card making and also home use! It is a sewing machine! Yay!

I do not know what 'activated' my action last week that I just go to and type 'sewing machines'. Then, from the search results, I survey one by one. 

Finally, I arrived at LSN Sewing Machines. They are various brands distributor and dealer. So I check out the sewing machines they offer one by one. There are few type of sewing machines - home use, industrial, with feet operation and etc. Since I am new on sewing, I am looking for entry type or most economical machines. I was looking at Brothers JS1410 and Juki HZL-12Z. Both of them have almost the same functions and patterns but Brothers JS1410's price is too expensive even after discount.

Brothers JS1410
It must be my lucky day as LSN Sewing Machines are having second annual sale from 27 June 2014 till 29 June 2014! Guess what?! Juki HZL-12Z is at RM399 on these day but limited to five (5) walk-in customers! The original price was RM490. I can save RM91, man! I called to confirm if any chance, I can get the Juki HZL-12Z at RM399 before the three (3) days as they are having sale last week as well. The answer is no as I expected. However, the staff suggests me to come to their shop and take a look or for demonstration. I did and I still prefer the Juki HZL-12Z. Apart from its promotional price, some of the functions are not available in Brothers JS1410.

Today, early in the morning, my beloved husband ride to the shop and kind of almost need to 'snatch' that limited five (5) units of Juki HZL-12Z. Luckily, most of the other customers are not looking for this Juki HZL-12Z and he able to bring one home!

I hope to incorporate some real stitching soon in my card making! Just cannot want to use the new 'toy'!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Custom Crops is Closing Down! :(

Yesterday, I saw message on Custom Crops Facebook page that it has a big, big sale soon! I am excited as it means for great bargain and saving! However, when I received Custom Crops shocking newsletter today, I am sad and wish that this is not the final sale I will be getting from Custom CropsCustom Crops is closing down!!!

The sale is known as "Going Out of Business Sale". Then, it mention that Custom Crops is closing and all items on sale from 25% discount to 75% discount. The newsletter further explains that due to the economy, Custom Crops decided to close their shop and advises us to shop now until 18 June 2014 for amazing deals on of our favorite items. The last day to place an order is 18 June 2014 and supplies are limited (means once sold out, no replenishment). Custom Crops strongly advise us to order early for the best selection. It also mentioned that no further price reductions will be taken and all sales are final; no returns, refunds or exchanges. Custom Crops also disclaimer that all products are sold "as is" and they reserve the right to limit quantities.

It is really sad that Custom Crops is closing as I been getting my stamp sets and supplies from them for over two (2) years now. Their price is really competitive even during non sale period. I guess that is one of the reasons why they are closing down - perhaps their profit is not enough to cover everything.

I anticipate this time will be my biggest spending I have with Custom Crops as I never get the competitive price they offer somewhere else. I told my husband this shocking news and he is understood my needs to get whatever I can get from this last sale from Custom Crops. Thanks, hubby and heading to Custom Crops for final order!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Birdies Many Thanks

Birdies Many Thanks
Made this card for my Copic markers buyer who uses Copic markers in her arts.

Seize the Sketch #21
I adopt the simple sketch from Seize the Sketch #21 as shown above.

Close-up : Stamped tag
The branch, birds, sun and sentiment are stamped onto a white tag and colored using Copic markers. The sentiment is stamp stacked due to the tag limited width. The tag is later distressed to mimic the sky. The music note is added to the top of the birds and beside the sentiment on the left and right.

On an orange card base, a ripped/teared pattern paper is attached. The tag is layered onto a yellow tag and tied with a yellow twine before it is attached on to the a ripped/teared pattern paper as in the sketch.

Close-up : The sun
The sun is stamped on a yellow card stock and trimmed accordingly. It is attached onto the tag on the upper right using pop dots for some dimension.

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : None

If you would like to have a similar design of these items or individual item, please fill up the custom order form here. Please do include the color or theme you prefer, purpose of the item(s) (farewell, retirement, birthday and etc) and message (if any).

This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Seize the Sketch #21 (ends on 08 June 2014)
5) CASology - Week #98 - Shine (ends on 09 June 2014)

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