Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make A Wish

For someone who loves animal, any stamp set that has cute critters easily find their way to my heart. Right now, I am  loving the critters from Avery Elle Storybook set.

With its sweet images, I created this sweet, mini spring card. I am also entering this card for Simon Says Stamp animal antics challenge.

The patterned paper is from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic set. And, as much as I love fussy cutting, when you're short in time, it sure is nice to have the (Storybook) matching dies handy. Added some spotlight/disco gold sequins to make the  card feel a bit more festive.

I will have to make quite a few mini cards in the next 2 months. My SIL owns a bakery and for all her special order she always included a handmade mini card. I will be visiting my family again in a couple months and will be giving a bunch of mini cards to my SIL, so definitely need to stock up. :)

Well, I still have tons of stuff to do. I'll see you on the next post. xo

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Best Wishes

Hi everyone. Happy Sunday and happy Easter. We celebrated with the family and now that everyone is full and taking nap, I decided to do a quick post.

This week I received my i {heart} papers goodies and included in my order are Avery Elle Storybook stamps & dies set. This set has such a whimsical feeling to it that i just have to get it. :)

And, when I saw Taheerah's Cure For The Monday Blues challenge #13, I found the perfect inspiration for my card. And, double whammy, I get to enter this card for Simon Says Stamp animal antics challenge.


However, instead of going all neon, I went for softer hues.

For the background, I made my own stencil. I use my Silhouette to cut a sheet of acetate with background pattern. Then, once that done I used my new Mini Ink Blending Tool to fill in the colors. I really refer this smaller blending tool as I can have more control over the area I am coloring.

You couldn't quite see it in the pictures, but I also added Wink of Stella glitter in clear on the circles, so there's beautiful shimmer on this card.

Hope you all have beautiful Sunday. Cheers....

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Always Been, Always Will

Mother's Day still a few weeks out, but I have a couple people ordering some Mother's Day cards, so I figure I better start early.
I am making this card using the latest releases from Wplus9, which all now is available at i {heart} papers.
I used this gorgeous Spring Blooms set and the sentiment from Strictly Sentiments 4. I love that with these sets I can make clean & simple one layer card while still showing plenty of style.
In case you haven't stop by i {heart} papers lately, check them out, lots of new goodies added to the store, including wood pattern enamel dots (which is a must have for me)!!
Thank you for stopping by here and make it a great day. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


There's a new stamp company whose debut releases totally amazed me. I mean, from the moment I saw their sneak peek, I know I am going to love them! I made my shopping list with each new sneak peek. I am talking about Altenew.
Altenew owned by the talented Jennifer Rzasa & Tasnim. And I just love their trendy and modern sets. I placed my order on opening day and it arrived wrapped neatly in tissue paper with golden star and a personal thank you note. I was impressed and after petting the sets a few times, I went to play right away and made this card.
Yep, yep, this company jump to my favorite list right away. No, I am not working for them, nor do I affiliate with them. I am gushing about them just because I love their set. That's it. You know how we card maker can go googoo gaga over stamps, right? ;)
I want to play more with the Painted Flower set. This set is simply stunning and I am looking forward to play with this set more.
Enjoy your Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Interpretive Dance

Hi all, it's time for a new challenge from Riley & Company. This time the theme is my favorite kind, which is clean & simple!

And, I decided to use this dancing Riley. Hah.... I had to chuckle when I saw this sentiment. ;)

You have 2 weeks to play along. Need more inspirations? Please check out what the other moose have created for this challenge:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pie & Lattes

I think we all could always use a chuckle or a smile, right? With that in mind, I want to share this Riley's card that I hope make you smile. Hah... this is so me!! Except, I am not a fan of pie. I'd rather have cheesecake than pie. ;)
If you're interested on Riley & Company stamps, you can find them HERE. Have a fabby Thursday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cherish You

Hi peeps. About a couple weeks ago, I get to share this card & the tutorial on how to make it on CardMaker blog. But, I haven't share it here, so I thought why not. Hah... that and the fact that I don't have new card to share and that I love this card.
I just love that little birdie. I was really happy with the way this card turn out. Maybe this weekend I'll play with this wax emboss resist technique again.
Well, short post today. I woke up with my shoulders hurting all over. Am guessing that being sandwiched between 2 dogs did this. At least I have good excuse to get a massage later. For now, I need to take it easy. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day!

Last night as I was playing around my craft room, I realized that I have so many stamp sets that din't get enough love. And that makes me feel bad. So, I decided to find an inspiration and using sets that I haven't been using for a while.

I found this sweet inspiration pic from Taheerah's Cure For The Monday Blues # 12.

With rescue dog, we don't know when they're actual birthday, so we celebrate the adoption day, what we called "Happy Gotcha Day". At first, I started this card thinking to make birthday card. But then, I saw the heart paw stamp and change my mind and came up with this card instead:

The "happy sentiment is from Avery Elle Fill In The Blank set. And the sweet heart paws & puppy are from Paper Smooches Paws For A Cause set. The yellow patterned paper is from American Crafts Splendid Sunshine 6x6 paper pad. I figure a little shimmer never hurt, so I brushed the heart paws with Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker. All of these available at i {heart} papers store.

That's it for me today. Thank you so much for stopping  by here. May your day be a sweet one.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stamping Royalty: Honorable Mention

Slightly over a week ago, I was on pin and needles waiting to see if I am lucky enough to get in for Stamping Royalty again. I won Stamping Royalty back in 2012 in Birthday category and decided to try my luck again. To my delight....., this happened!
Yep, yep .... I am one of the 5 girls who got picked for 2014 Stamping Royalty Honorable Mention. And, when the July issue come out, people get to vote on the card for their favorite. Congrats to all the Honorable Mention girls!! I am honored to share this with all these talented girls.
And, thank you to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking! To celebrate & show my gratitude, I have this thank you card to share:
Thank you for sharing my excitement and may your week starts off wonderfully!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

More Fresh Cut Floral Card

Hi peeps. How's your weekend? For me, this weekend been all about family time. I had my cousin and aunt visiting from Wyoming. It's great to catch up with them. Of course, as usual when we have family visiting, we do the whole big family dinner with everyone. It's fun. As I grow older, I appreciate this moment more and more.

Then this Sunday is taking it easy day and I am catching up on my reading. I do have a card to share though. I made this card a couple nights ago. Sharing more Wplus9 & Technique Tuesday goodness.

I used all the goodies I got from i {heart} papers to make this card. The flower are from Wplus9 More Fresh Cut and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Say It - Happy set (this set is currently out of stock at i {heart} papers, but there's plenty of other Technique Tuesday sets for your to check  out at the store).  I also use More Fresh Cut Dies to help me make this card in a jiffy. And, for  the flower I used Hero Arts ink cubes (including Soft Cantaloupe & Mint Julep from Garden set and Unicorn from Blackboard set).

Oh, by the way, I found this cool app on FB and I've been having a blast playing with it. Watch it and you'll see how this could be so addicting!! Enjoy! :)



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