Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! As the title shown, this hop if for everyone who's a coffee lover. So, get ready, grab your favorite cup of coffee and have fun celebrating National Coffee Day and browsing coffee related creativity!

I do have a favorite mug that I love to use and for those who's been following me for awhile, you can guess it, it's a pug cup! LOL... our family just a wee bit obsessed with pug. And, yep, we collect those Starbucks cup as well. Whenever we travel, we always try to get Starbucks cup from that city/country. I also have several kind of favorite coffee. In the summer I love ice latte with a shot of hazelnut or Baskin Robbins cappuccino blast. In the winter, I love hot cappuccino with lots of cinnamon sprinkle on top.

Sadly, nowadays, I have to limit my coffee intake due to health stuff. Trust me... it wasn't easy. There's day when my boss come in with Starbucks coffee in his hand and I'd look at it longingly. I still drink coffee now & then to keep me sane, but no longer the strong coffee like I used to, more like the watered down one.

When I first cut down, the sentiment like on my card totally rang true! Hah...


LOL... yep there's morning when I feel like saying this sentiment. And,that first sip of coffee can make a difference!! I simply love the taste and smell of coffee.

Well, there's many blog for you to hop over. So, I'll keep my post short. For complete list of the participants please go to Chaitali's blog. And... psstt.... there's lots of giveaway, too. 

Thank you so much for stopping by here. I can't wait to see what the other coffee lover make. :)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Paper Smooches Grateful For You



Hi all. Happy Sunday. I am back with another Paper Smooches challenge. This time it's the designer drafts challenge, which is to create a card using this sketch.



And, here's my interpretation of the sketch using Paper Smooches Reflections & Blossoming Buds set.




When I saw the sketch, I know I wanted to do it one layer style. I only had to re-do it once. Hah... The first one, I already finished the flower part and messed it up when I stamped the sentiment. And, there's no way to cover it up. So, restart all over again. :)

Hope you will play along. To enter the challenge and for all the details go HERE. Meanwhile, for more inspirations please check out what the SPARKS team has created. Thank you Paper Smooches for having me as a guest designer this month.

Friday, September 26, 2014

You Are So Loved

Yay for Friday! Is it 5 o'clock, yet? Hah... I am so ready for weekend already. After all I have several stamp sets that waiting for me and quite a few to do list.

Well, for today, I want to share this card that I made using a bunch of Wplus9 sets. Their floral sets are definitely my favorite. I love how their sets work together. Actually this card was one of the card that I submitted for Card Creations and it' didn't get picked up. I did get 7 cards picked up for this edition though, which I am super thrilled. Card Creations has special place in my heart since my very 1st publication was for Card Creations back in 2011.

I love the way this card turned out. 

Supply list:
Stamps: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Containers, More Fresh Cuts,
Flora & Fauna 2, Hand Lettered Thank You
Dies: Wplus9 Flora & Fauna 2

I wish we have hummingbird where I live. They're so pretty. I used to see them back when I was living in Lake Jackson, TX. They're pretty mesmerizing to watch.

BTW, you can get all Wplus9 new releases at i {heart} papers and they also just got quite a few new paper pads in. Check out all the new items HERE.

That's all for me today. Hope your Friday be a fabulous one! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Riley & Company Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to Riley & Company new release party! We are releasing 49 new funny bones sentiments and they are now in store. You should arrive here from Kendra Decota blog.

Let me start with a sweet card. I just love this sweet sentiment. It's so well written.  I combine it with heart stencil to capture the meaning on this sentiment.



Now, a fun card! This second card... is  totally me. I am not a cook. I am blessed to have a husband who knows how to cook and not mind doing it. If cooking being leave up to me, I can tell you we'll be skinny and hungry a lot! Hah...  ;)




To celebrate this new releases, Riley & Company has some special offer going on:
Special # 1: Buythe entire unmounted set of 49 new Funny Bones (3 full plates) for only $125 (save $120). Please note that this special offer not available to wholesale customers. Lmit one per customr. Offer ends October 12, 2014.

Special # 2: You can also get a set of 3 FREE Funny Bones stamps (our choice) and a limited edition logo stamp during this release with an order of $30 ormore (before tax) in the first 24 hours of the release! (One per customer please.)

Special # 3: And..... as an added bonus, FREE SHIPPING for every order from Thursday 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST. Just enter FREESHIP

What?? Giveaway?? Of course... there's giveaway as well. Riley & Company is offering $20 gift certificate to Riley & Company online store! Simply leave comment on the Riley & Company blog post during the hop to be entered for the chance to win.

Let's get going shall we. From here please hop on over to Heather Bolli. Thanks so much for stopping by here.

Vera <-- you are here

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Riley & Company New Release Day 4

And... the fun continue with more sneak peeks from this quarter new releases from Riley & Company. This time, I am using the Check List sentiment. Hm... how many kids (or adults) do you think who would totally say this?? ;)



I am pretty good kid, so I would never get the "I'm getting coal aren't I?" Hah... Am pretty sure even my mom would agree to this. Be back tomorrow with the blog hop. And.. psst... there will also be giveaway with the hop. So, come back & join us tomorrow. Happy hump day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy News

Yay... I finally can spill the bean! No, I am not pregnant. And, no we're not getting a new puppy (although this one could change at any moment). I've been asked to join.... drum roll.... the fabulous Purple Onion Design team! I am just as happy as jellybeans. So excited to finally able to share this.

You know how much I love cute critters, right?? I mean, me + cute critter stamp is like peanut butter & jelly. Like cheesecake & my tummy. Like pug & me. Hah... in case you didn't notice, my pug & me is very tight.

A few months ago I was guest designing for them and again recently during their summer sale. So, when Michelle asked me if I'd like to join the team, I was like yes, yes, yes. Working with cute stuff makes me happy and I think it totally show on my projects.

Here's a bunny card I made to celebrate this happy announcement.



I am still smiling every time I think of the fact that I get to join a company that offer so much cuteness. Looks like you'll get to see more cuteness from my blog. :)

Thank you for letting me share my happy news and I'm looking forward to share tons of cuteness. Cheers....

Riley & Company New Release Day 3

Hah... For today's card I can think of several friends who would use this sentiment. 


The inside of the card finished with "Forget it. I'll buy  my own present!"

I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks from Riley & Company. 49 new stamps coming out in two days!! And, if you've been a fan of Riley & Company, you know they will have some sweet stamps and many hilarious ones. We'll have a blog hop on Thursday and unveil all the new stamps. So, join us on Thursday, will you.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Riley & Company New Release Day 2

 Aahhh ... Monday. This weekend is way too short. I guess the saying, "So mmany stamps, so little time" is true. Hah... Yes, I have several new sets that waiting for me to play with.

However, this week is Riley & Company new release week, so I continue playing with the new stamps that Riley & Company sent me. As much as I prefer sending sweet cards to my friends, sometime it's fun to send a funny one. Like this one...




I have some girlfriends who I know would appreciate this card. ;) Not much needed for this card. The wine bottle says it all, right? To make the wine bottle shiny, I cover it with glossy accent.

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun announcement that I've been waiting to share. :)



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Riley & Company New Release Day 1

Hello there and happy Sunday. I am popping in today to share a card I made for Riley & Company new releases. This week they will be releasing 49 new stamps and all will be available starting Thursday, September 25.

One of my favorite is this big & bold Christmas sentiment.



This card is super quick to make. Perfect for mass produce. Added a few sequins for festivity and taa...daa... you're done. I love the watercolor look.

Well, that's all for me today. By the way... come Tuesday, I have a fun announcement to make. Stay tune. Enjoy your Sunday!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Birthday Bunnies

The weather on my neck of the wood been gloomy, so I feel the need to make card with some cheerful colors to brighten my mood.

I fell in love with this Echo Park Camera & Happy dies the moment I saw it and I don't know why it took me so long to finally play with it. Does that ever happen to you, where you love a set or dies so much, yet, when you first get it, you don't quite know what to make. It's such a cute shape and I had fun creating this interactive card. Here's the card with the pull out piece tucked in.


And, here's with the piece being pulled out.


Gah.... these bunnies from Lawn Fawn Snow Day totally captured my heart. What can I say... I love bunnies. After all, I was born on the bunny year. ;) But, seriously don't you think they're so darn cute?! The bold stripe patterned paper is from Teresa Collins Daily Stories paper pad. Finished with the word birthday from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.

To stop the pull out piece from totally sliding out, I used a button (you could also use a penny) on top of the pull out piece and pop-dots on camera, right under the word happy. The pop-dots stop the button. thus preventing the paper from completely being pulled out.

I hope you enjoy today's card. Do you like making interactive card? I love to do it now & then. Let me know if you get inspired to create one and I'll check out your post. Happy Friday!

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