Category Archives: Personal update

I am BACK!!!

Whoa…. After more than a month of not making any cards and simply having ZERO inspiration… I made 15 cards over the course of 2 days! I’ve been spending time ‘finding me’ again, and it has been a pretty rewarding little break there.

I am currently involved in a project where I will make 60 cards for young cancer survivors and their caregivers! I decided to start making the kids’ cards first because goodness knows I am going to suck at making things that may appeal to children.

And these are the fruits of my labour…. Some of them have doubles because as you all know, when you cut 8.5×11 size paper you get two A2 cards out of them.. So instead of cracking my brains over how to make ALLLLLL the cards look completely different, I did some cheating 😀

Some other news:

Health-wise I am better than ever. I’m getting healthier and fitter, I’m losing weight without really trying. The best part is that I have less pain from the fibromyalgia, and my depression has improved too. Life is pretty good at the moment I have to say! Thank you all for your concern while I had to go on my hiatus. ❤ In the meantime, I have also started a personal blog of sorts with silly comics over here. Content may be offensive.. I really do cuss like a sailor but I try to keep that to a minimum here; over there though, you have been warned! 😛

Shout outs:
Cara– I got your card, thank you so much hun!
EUNA!!! *HUGS* So glad to have ‘met’ you 🙂 Thanks for being such a wonderful friend, you are a true treasure.


A Hello!

Hello my dear friends, thank you to all who left such sweet notes for me in my previous post! Hugs to all of you for your kindness while I am away physically sick, and broken down mentally and emotionally.

I’m not in the best place still and there are some things I need to let time heal for me, I’m sure many of you reading this may understand and empathise with mending a broken heart, or if not, the trials of recovering from physical illness. Other than that I’ve also been very down and papercrafting has taken a huge backseat amidst all the drama that has blown though the Stephinka town (population: 1 lol)… I can’t tell you when I’ll be making and creating again and be back on the cardmaking bandwagon, but I did finally take photos of some orders I made earlier that have arrived at my home. Also trying to play with the lightbox but I need stronger light sources….


Buttons! A lovely pack of turquoise ones from a lovely lady on Etsy, with whom I’ve shopped with many times. She has gorgeous hand-dyed buttons and trims so check her out!


Memory Box!! There’s more but first I’ll have to find where I put them…. LOL


Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After! UNICORNS. ‘Nuff said. I forsee many unicorn cards that I may make from this set.


My Cute Stamps were on 50% off! Are they still? Well, isn’t this cute? 😀

There’s more items, like lots of circle punches (I’m building a collection), stamps and even MORE buttons that I hope to be using soon. Just waiting for the day I am ready to craft again… Wish me luck, and until then, xx Stephinka.

Hi everyone, quick update!

So apparently someone posted my link to the PTI forums in a nice dedicated post, and I could sense a lot of direct negativity directed to me from their cheerleaders. I posted my link to PTI Smack III as I knew many on there would have shared the same sentiments but knew better to post on PTI-owned forums out of respect for my friends there who may still love the company. Now that such targeted shade was thrown at me, I felt my time there was up, so I will no longer post except participate in their selling threads. Everyone knows you can still get great deals with honest sellers which you can’t find in many places 🙂

I have an account on splitcoast which I may be revisiting now so if you see me there feel free to drop me a pm and say hi!!

On a last note I have been hospitalised for possible blood sepsis and pelvic infection, in addition to withdrawal from a very strong painkiller I was given (but did not work for me) and if that was not much to deal with already, my boyfriend with whom I have been in a long distance relationship for over two years (we were together for one before I had to leave his country)  also broke up with me very suddenly, so I may take some time to reply to your comments and get back with posting my cards again…  Please be gentle with me 😉 By the way, my dearest dad built me a little lightbox! My next photos might be better than the ones I take in my balcony LOL!

See you all soon and lots of love xxStephinka