Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Spellbinders February Stitch Club Kit

Hi peeps. Happy February. Today I am showcasing Spellbinders' February Stitching Die Club kit and  Embossing Club Kit . And, they're really fun kits. I really love the way my card turned out

For the background panel, I embossed it with the embossing folder and then adhere it to the card base. Next, using various colored cardstock I die cut the flower and leaves pieces from the Stitched Die kit. Now, come the therapeutic part, the stitching. Hah! I just took my time & enjoy the process.  Once all the stitching done, arrange all the pieces on the card base. Some I adhere with glue and some with foam adhesive to create dimension.  I also added some rhinestone to the flower center. Finish by hot foiling sentiment from Be Bold Glimmer Sentiments set.

I don't usually use dark color, but I find myself loving them more and more nowadays. Well peeps that's all from me today and I wish you all a wonderful February filled with lots of love. <3

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Spellbinders' Stitching Die of The Month

Hello friends. Today, I want to share a project I made using Spellbinders' January Stitching Die Club kit. It has such a pretty & fun pattern.

I decided to use cool color combo as they're one of my favorite color combo to use. It's pretty straight forward on how I made this card. Once all the stitching done, I simply stamped the sentiment using one of the sentiment from Many Birthdays set, then finished by adding some rhinestones.

Quick post today as I am still recovering from my jetlag. The 25 hour flight from Singapore to Houston has left me with mess up body clock. I've been up at 3 or 4 in the morning and then sluggish by noon. Hopefully this weekend would help me get back to normal. Till next time.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Spellbinders' January Club Kits

 Hi all. Let me start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year!! May this coming year be a good one for all of us. I am praying for good, peaceful year. As this post go up, I'm celebrating this New Year in Indonesia and I am so very grateful for the chance of celebrating in my home country again. It's been over a decade since I get to do this. So very grateful.

And, of course, new year, new month, also means new club kits from Spellbinders. :) This time, I am joining Spellbinders Embossing Club Kit and to kick things off, I made 2 cards with this month embossing folder.

I started by embossing a piece of cardstock panel and then I did light ink blending on the embossed areas. Next, I die cut some leaves from Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies set. Colored with greenk inks. Stamped sentiment from Many Birthdays set (psst... this set is currently on sale).Arrange the leaves behind the sentiment and adhere the sentiment with foam adhesive. Finish by adding some sequins.

For my 2nd card, I added some inks to the embossing folder with a brayer. Embossed the cardstock and to make the ink blended better, I sprayed the cardstock lightly with water. After I did this, I realized I should have wet the cardstock before I run it, but

My  next card is featuring January Glimmer Club kit.

Well peeps, as this post goes up, I’d be enjoying my last days of hanging out with my family before I have to head back home to the States. I am grateful for the chance of celebrating my mom’s birthday with her, in person, something I haven’t been able to do in over a decade. 

I wish you all q very happy New Year and may 2023 brings us all good health, prosperity & many blessings. Cheers….

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Take Heart

Hi all. Phew, what a month. I truly feels like this months just fly by like  crazy. Then again, I always feel like this every December. However, I am very grateful that my mom is here with me this time and soon I get to take her home and we'll get to celebrate Christmas with my brother. I am so looking forward to it.

Now, let's get on to card. Today, I am showcasing a very cozy, homey set from Spellbinders' called Log Cabin & Flower Mini Quilts Etched Dies.

I die cut the quilt from three colored cardstock and assembled them directly on the card base. Then, I die cut the word hugs. This die also come with the set. Once that done, I stamped a sentiment from Quilty Hugs Sentiment set. As soon as I saw this sentiment I knew right away this is a sentiment that I want to use as I just love and connect to the message. Finished by adding some enamel drops.

I think this is such a fun pattern t play with. Wish I have the talent to make real quilt, but hey, not all of us can be good at sewing, right? So, paper quilt it is. Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy today's card. Happy Sunday!

Monday, December 5, 2022

Spellbinders December Club Kit

Hello everyone. Happy December. Today, Today, I have new Club products from Spellbinders projects to share with you.

Spellbinders Clubs are easy and fun because there is no minimum commitment and one can join/cancel any time from the account (you don’t need to reach out to Customer Support to do it, it is all straightforward). You can read the total Clubs FAQ HERE.

First card featuring my favorite from this month, the Large Die of The Month Set.

I basically die cut all the pieces from white cardstock and then colored the cardstock with ink blending. For the leaf part, I die cut them 3 times so I can create a thick layer to make it stand out more. Adhere all the flowers and I add some enamel drops. For sentiment I used one of the hot foil sentiment from More Sentiments Hot Foil set. Finish the card by adding a couple tiny birds from Spellbinders' Sealed Birds Etched Dies.

Next card is featuring Spellbinders' December Small Die of The Month.

I decided to just do the stitching on the heart part and I used rhinestones on the small circles as I wanted to have some bling on this card. I pretty much keep the design simple and clean.

I love hot foil, so needless to say, I love the Spellbinders' December Glimmer Hot Foil of The Month set.


I also keep the design simple and clean here. Sometimes less is more in my opinion. And, if you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I like to use non traditional color here and there. Valentine tends to be pink and red, but hey, I love aqua colors, so why  not go aqua for Valentine? I am a rebel, I am telling you. Hah!! Just kidding. I just like using random color, I guess.

I hope you enjoy looking at the cards I made & I wish you all a lovely December.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Heart Christmas Wishes

Hi all. Today, I am sharing this card I made using Spellbinders' Essential Solid Heart Glimmer Hot Foil plate. This hot foil plate can be used for variety of occasions from Valentine to birthday to thinking of you, etc. However for today, I chose to use it for Christmas card, cause 'tis the season. :)

I combined the solid heart with my left over hot foil from previous card HERE, where I used the Poinsettia from Spellbinders' October Glimmer Hot Foil of The Month set with Prism hot foil roll. For the background I turned to one of my favorite, the Beveled Diamonds 3D Embossing folder. I think this is such a timeless background. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. Add the heart and finish with sentiment. For the sentiment, I combined strip sentiment from Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil with die cut sentiment from Spellbinders' October Small Die of The Month.

As you can see, the Prism hot foil shine beautifully in myriad of colors depends on where the light hits.

Short and sweet as always. My mom is here right now, so am keeping my crafting and blogging time down as I want to spend some times with her. It feels great to have my mom here after 4 long years of not being together. Thank you all for stopping by here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Flower Frenzy

Hi all. Today I am featuring Spellbinders' Flower Frenzy embossing folder. I love the flowers on this folder. And, they're actually pretty fun to color!

I simply embossed a cardstock panel with the folder and then used Copic markers to color the flowers and leaves. Yes, I went totally with spring color. Am thinking ahead here. Hah! And, for the sentiment I used More Sentiments Hot Foil and Yana's Layered Script Sentiments.

Now, my next card is actually an accident card. You know, that piece that  you're about to toss away, but decided for the heck of it, just play with it to see if you can save it. 

I always have a hard time just tossing paper or cardstock out. The environmentalist in me insist that I shouldn't be wasteful. I originally blended in soft green on this embossed panel and I wasn't too excited about it. Before throwing it out, I figure let's see what happened if I added some blue and aqua color to it. I figure I added color that could work with the green. At the end, I kind of liking the unusual color combo and ended up making it into an extra card.

Hope you enjoy today's cards and may you find something good or hopefully several good things in your day today. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

On Your Special Day & A Little Announcement

Hi peeps. Have you checked out the latest release from Spellbinders? I am so excited when I saw this Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies set. If you have followed me for a while, you know how much I love playing with flower dies.

I simply die cut the flower pieces from various color cardstock. I also die cut some pieces from Sealed Squiggles Etched Dies. For the background I embossed a panel of cardstock using Dazzling Dots Embossing Folder. Then, I arranged all the pieces on the card. Once that done, I tied together the bouquet with strings die cut with Sealed Twine Etched Dies. For the sentiment I hot foiled a sentiment from Yana's Special Sentiment Hot Foil Plate.

I am so in love with this set. Seriously, you can make a simple bouquet of fill up a whole card with it. I am really hoping to play with this set more. Now, if only I can find the time. Hah! 

Yep, cause guess what? I got news to share. My friend and I decided to start new joint venture called Sunshine by Designs TX where we make personalized gifts and ornaments. You can find us HERE on FB page and HERE on Instagram, as for now since we just started, I haven't started an online shop, yet. We just go by word of mouth at this moment. If you're interested on any personalized ornaments just message or email me me. Below are some samples of the stuff we've done. 

For the cutting board, we can personalized it with your favorite family recipe, for the ornaments, we can add your family name or special date and of course we can add any picture to an ornament as long as you send us high resolution picture. Please feel free to email me with any questions and wish us luck.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Birthday Birds

 Hi all. How's it going? How are you adjusting with fall time change? I always struggle with the time change in the fall, just because I feel like it gets dark so early! Well, with more times indoor, might as well get more crafting done, right?

Today, I am showcasing Spellbinders' Sealed Birds Etched Dies.

Besides flowers, birds are my favorite image to play with. For this card, I start by using Dazzling Dots Embossing folder on a piece of vellum panel. Trim it and adhere to card base. Next, I die cut the birds on the branch three times and layered them together so they stand out a bit more. Then die cut a couple arch frame using  Essential Arches Etched Dies. I ink blended blue & purple ink on the smaller arch and then adhered the birds on the branch. Trim the extra branch and layered it with the larger arch frame. Adhere to card base and finish by stamping the sentiment and adhere some sequins.

I need to remember to play with vellum more often. I often forgot that I have them. This is why I like to have my supplies visible. If I have them in a drawers, I tend to forget I have them. That's all I have for today peeps. Thank you for stopping by here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Spellbinder November Club Kits

Hi everyone. Happy November. Hope you all are doing well. I am back today sharing some cardmaking inspiration. Today, we have new Club products from Spellbinders and I have three projects from 3 of the monthly sets to share with you.

Spellbinders Clubs are easy and fun because there is no minimum commitment and one can join/cancel any time from the account (you don’t need to reach out to Customer Support to do it, it is all straightforward). You can read the total Clubs FAQ HERE.

First card is one I made using Spellbinders' October Glimmer Hot Foil of The Month set which I paired with Geometric Flower Background Glimmer Hot Foil from October release.

I started by hot foiling the background and then fill in the open space using the coordinating stencil. Once that done, I hot foiled the flowers and leaves from the October glimmer set and die cut it. Colored with Copic markers, For the sentiment I used one of the sentiment from More Sentiments Hot Foil and adhere it to the card with foam adhesive. Then I arranged all the flower and leaves on the card.

For my next card, I used  Spellbinders' October Small Die of The Month. I love, love, love this set!

Anytime I get to work with flower dies it always bring me great pleasure. How could I not, when I get to play with such beautiful set. I simply die cut the pieces from various color cardstock and arranged them on the card. Sentiment again from More Sentiments Hot Foil set. Finish by adding enamel drops to the center of the flowers.

Last but not least, my third card featuring Large Die of The Month Set.

The layering on this set is beautiful & elegant. And the whole card actually came together pretty quick.  

That's all I have for today. I hope you find today's cards inspiring and hope you find some times to get crafty this week. May this month be a good month filled with many blessings for us all.

Spellbinders February Stitch Club Kit

Hi peeps. Happy February. Today I am showcasing  Spellbinders' February Stitching Die Club kit  and    Embossing Club Kit   . And, they...