Monday, May 27, 2013

Birthday Wishes Train

Hi everyone! I am back in town. After 8 nights in the city of love, hubby and I are back at home and currently as I am typing this post, my baby boy is snuggling on my lap. LOL, I think he was sulking a bit last night as at first he refuse to sleep by my side, choosing to sleep by  my feet instead (which he never did). But after a few hours, he finally forgave me for being away and back to snuggle by my side.

I have tons of pictures, which I still have to sorted through. So, most likely those pics won't get shared anytime soon as right now I have lots of homework. :)

But, before the trip I know I want to try out for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol again. I made this card before I left. 




Lots of details in this card (click on the pic to see it in larger details). I first cut out the train shape using my lovely Mr. Q (my oldie but goodie Silhouette SD). For the back of the card, I simply removed all the train elements and cut only the outline.  Then I assembled all the front train pieces one by one and for fun and trendy addition I used sequins for the center of the wheels.

You know me and my love for cute animal stamps, so of course I have to add some to this card. There comes the giraffe and purple hamster. And since I love using banners and bright colors add  those to the mix as well.

Then, I was like, hmm... choo-choo train without smoke is not quite complete. So, I die-cut a cloud and attached it to a skinny strip of acetate and adhere the cloud die-cut so it looks as if steam coming out from the train. Voila.... my card for 2013 Gallery Idol audition.

What do you think? Do I stand a chance? All I know I have a blast creating this card and that's one thing that I want to always remember. To have fun. When you love what you're doing and enjoy it, it'll show. Now all I can do is cross my fingers and hope for the best.

With that note, I think I'll take a nap. Jet lag settling in. :) It is so good to be home again. Travel story coming soon.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

HB2U

Hi there lovely peeps. As this post go up, I should be (hopefully) sleeping like a baby after coming back from our Paris vacation. Either that, or I'll be groggily awake and wishing I could sleep due to the jet lag. :)

Today, sadly is my last post as Paper Smooches SPARKS team member. The new team is coming and I can't wait to see their awesome works. It's been such a pleasure to be on this team and thank you, Kim Hughes, for the opportunity. For our term last post the challenge is to create a project inspired by this pic.


Hm.... the color and  the repeat of the tag pattern is what drew me and here's my card with lots of colors and repeat hamster image.

I hope you will play along with us and check out what my fab team mates has created for this challenge HERE. And... happy Memorial day! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

You Are Loved Blog Hop

** For Jessica's Birthday Party Blog Hop please scroll down. ** 

It has been awhile since we released a flower set from Torico, so this month, we have a GORGEOUS one from her! I can only imagine the elegant cards you all will make with this gorgeous set.


You Are Loved is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $12.00.



Would you like to win the new You Are Loved stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Birthday Duckies

Hi everyone. Today we are celebrating Jessica's birthday and we are throwing her a surprise birthday blog hop. Current and previous TSG Trendsetters are joining this party and I hope many of you TSG fans will help us celebrate her special day.

To Jessica, I wish you a very happy birthday. May this year be filled with many wonderful things as you start your new adventure in Texas! We'll be neighbors (well kind of... hah).



I know you have quite a few blog to hop to, so I am keeping this sweet & short. Below is the complete  list oft he participants. Thank you for stopping by here and Jessica, have a fabulous birthday!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gloria Blog Hop Challenge



Wendy Leach’s newest addition to her Sock Goblin line, Gloria…well, she is sure to find her way into your heart, and make you love her just like you love Phyllis and Larry!


Gloria is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps and will sell for $9.00. This set will be available for purchase on Saturday, May 25th at 11pmEST.




Would you like to win the new Gloria stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 25th  with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Artist Mae

** This is my 2nd post for today. For TSG New Release Poppy/Amalia Ballerina Blog Hop please scroll down. **

Right now, I am in a place where there's so much art. Art is every where. So today card is perfect to convey my love of art. Some Odd Girl is releasing this new digi "Artist Mae". And here's my card using Artist Mae. No sentiment needed. :)




Please check out Some Odd Girl for more samples from the Oddies. Thank you for your visit here. :)

Poppy / Amalia Ballerina Blog Hop

This month we have two new sets from Megan Suarez: Amalia Ballerina and Poppy. I just LOVE Megan’s style, and we hope you do too! Amalia is the sweetest dancer, and Poppy is the newest of our Spice Girls.


Poppy is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00. Amalia Ballerina is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps, and will sell for $9.00. Both sets will be available on Saturday, May 25th at 11pmEST.







Would you like to win both the new sets from Megan Suarez? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Music Mae

** For There She Goes Stamp Aquaholic Blog Hop please scroll down. **

Yikes... today is a busy day. I promised this is my last post for today. I'll make it short &quick. :)

Day 2 of Some Odd Girl new clear stamp release. Today we're highlighting Music Mae. I have this background cut out for awhile now and just didn't quite know what to make with it. Then, when I saw Music Mae, I thought this would make a pretty fun card for teenager with all the sparkliness on the background.

My niece, Maddy is so into music (she's the only freshman who made it into her school singing club, kind of like Glee) and she has beautiful voice. So, I made this card for her. I kind of dig the no sentiment style at the moment. 


Please check out Some Odd Girl for more samples of this new releases. 

Aquaholic Blog Hop

* This is my 2nd post for today. For sneak peek of my layout for Paper Made Bakery please scroll down. *



Melyssa is back from a short break with a new set for us, and we were so excited about it, we had to show it off day one of our peeks!! She is getting us ready for summer with her signature style, and I’m just not sure if it can get ANY cuter than this!! With three adorable character images, and lots of accessories and sentiments, she will have you using this set for everything from party decorations to greeting cards!


Aquaholic is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $24.00. This set will be available for purchase at 11pmEST on Saturday, May 25th.



Would you like to win the new Aquaholic stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

PMB Love You To Pieces

Hi there lovely creative peeps. Today is my day at Paper Made Bakery. I made a layout to document my super cute pug puppy, Eli. LOL, pardon me for being a proud mommy. :)

Here's a sneak peek of my layout and you can see the full layout HERE. And please join me later on this morning for There She Goes new release blog hop.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Hello

Hi peeps, hopefully this post go up without a hitch. I am currently enjoying some vacation time, but want to pop in real quick to share my card to share Some Odd Girl new release featuring Hey Mae".



With the polka dot background and the bubble speech this card reminds me of a comic book look. Which I think is pretty darn cool. :)

Please check out Some Odd Girl for more inspiration and please come back tomorrow as we celebrate the new releases from There She Goes Stamps. May your week starts off wonderfully.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Happy Friday, lovely crafty peeps! Today hubby and I are leaving on a jet plane to Paris. Oui.... We've been saving for awhile to make this trip and I am so excited. I've been to Europe before, but never been to Paris. So, needless to say I am ready for some Paris adventure. Even better.... I get to meet my mom there. Yay... :)

I do have a hard time leaving Eli though. Sigh... I am so attached to our baby boy. Luckily, we leave him in a good hand. My cousin is staying at our place and she is a big time doggy lover and she's bringing her crew, so Eli will have plenty of fun. Ollie..., well my ol' lady probably just like whatever and find her comfy corner and sleep. She is after all going to be 15 in a couple more weeks.

Anyhooo, I do have a card to share today. There She Goes Stamp is highlighting some past sets and I chose to play with Torico's set called "On The Move"


My other cousin will have to move to Dubai pretty soon as her hubby being relocated for work and I will need this kind of card.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday. I have all my post scheduled and ready to go.  Hopefully they all go up without a hitch as next week I have tons of new releases to share from Some Odd Girl & There She Goes Stamp. See you when I come back. Cheers.....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Instagram Smile

On Monday, I got a surprised when I visited Moxie Fab World. Cath has chose to showcase my camera gift card holder as published on Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts.

Here's how the card looks like. Can you see the hidden gift card holder?


And, here's how the card looks like once you pulled out the gift card holder. Yep, I created a little gift card holder than can be pulled out when you detach the rainbow stripe. The super think velcro tab hold the stripe in place.


This card will be going to my brother (who is a photographer) for his birthday. I know he'd appreciate this card. :) Thank you for letting me share my excitement here. Have a blessed day everyone.

** Smile and the world smile with you. **

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

You Are Wonderful

Hi folks. Quick post to share this beauty from Some Odd Girl. It's one of the newest digi image and I think it's one of my favorite. She is called Rani and I think her exotic look is simply stunning. I decided to go with bold  bright color and keep the background clean.



This is another mini card, 3 x 4.25. Totally loving this size card. So, have you check Some Odd Girl shop lately? If not, check it out. There's so many beautiful digi image and clear stamp available to satisfy your stamping need. Thank you for stopping by here.

Paper Made Bakery Day

On May 15, my dear brother, Jeffrey & my SIL, Regina is celebrating their 18th anniversary. Or you could look at it as 25th anniversary considering they were together for 7 years before they got married. They were highschool sweetheart and I think the world of them.
 
Here's my anninversary card for them that I made using Paper Made Bakery On The Go kit. To see the full card please stop by Paper Made Bakery.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

I {Heart} U

Happy Monday! Sorry that my blog been a bit quiet. Have quite a few things going on as I am trying to get things done in advance before my vacation starts. And, sometime life takes precedence over card making as well. My BFF was needing a shoulder to lean on and we ended up spending the whole Saturday shopping and hanging out. Nothing beats therapy like a good shopping. I had lots of fun playing as a fashion adviser. ;)

I was so whooped that I went to bed early Saturday night and Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day by taking the baby (that's Eli my pug puppy) to the dog park. Hah... like any good mom, it's all about the kids, right? It was actually a bribe because he got so stressed out from getting his nail trimmed, that I feel so bad and to make it up we took him to the dog park for some fun time. He met some new friends and dip his feet in the pond.

Anyway,  that's pretty much my weekend story. How about yours? Did you do anything special for Mother's Day? 

Now, let's get down to business. It's time for a new Paper Smoochers SPARKS sketch challenge.


I love this sketch and decided to pull out some patterned paper to play with. And, here's what I made:


Can you believe it that I have this set for a while now and just now finally using the balloon images? Sigh... too many stamps, not enough time.

Want some more inspirations?? Please check out what my team mates has created at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. Thank you for visiting here and I hope you all had a great Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Two Peas All Stamps On Sale

Hi everyone. Just want to let you know that Two Peas In A bucket have all their stamps on sale from 25% to 75% off. Sale is going on starting today to May, 16. If you  like shopping at Two Peas, please shop  through  me. Simply click on the badge below and it will take you straight to the sale items. :) Thanks so much.

You Color My World

A while back, Paper Crafts had a submission call that required the use of watercolor. And, I've to say it was a fun call, that even after the call ended I continue to play with watercolor.

Then, I saw Moxie Fab the wonder of watercolor challenge. I know right away I want to play along. I have this silhouette cut out that I colored with Luminarte H20 shimmer watercolor paint that I've been wanting to use and this challenge is just what I needed. 

Here's  my watercolor wonder.



This silhouette is just so pretty and I think the watercolor gives it an ethereal look. I simply love the way this card turn out. My love of colors and CAS design all in one. This girl is happy. :)

Well, my countdown to my vacation time is starting. In about another week, I'll be on my way to Paris to meet my mom. I am super excited. The only downfall is hmm... I have to be away from our baby boy for a little bit. With our jasmine in full bloom, hubby took my pic with our li'l guy. I can't even begin to tell you how much this li'l boy color my world.




That's it from me today. Hope you all have a lovely day.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

When Pigs Fly

Hm.... sometime you ran out of idea on what to write. But, I do want to share this CAS card that I made using the pig from There She Goes Stamp "Oh Crop" set. There's just something about animal stamps that I adore. Especially when they're cute & have smart sentiment.
 
 
 
 
The cloud is made of blue vellum and traced with stickles all around.

Short post. No idea what else to write. Happy Wednesday. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Paper Made Bakery Day

Hi lovely crafty peeps. It's my day today at Paper Made Bakery. Here's a sneak peek of my card. Please check it out HERE. Thank you so much for all your support. :)


Monday, May 6, 2013

Paper Made Bakery May Blog Hop



Hi everyone and welcome to Paper Made Bakery Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating the release of May kit called "On The Go" and I have to say this is one of my favorite kit. I simply love everything that's included in this kit.

Without further delay, here's my card.


I love the gray arrow ribbon and the wood veneer Polaroid frame. I colored the frame by rubbing the inkpad directly on it and added the puffy heart sticker inside it. And the sentiment stamp set is so awesome. You definitely won't be disappointed if you get this kit.


And, of course a blog hop would be even more fun with a giveaway, right? Well, we are giving away a Mini Fresh Baked Kit. You'll have until the end of the week to enter. We'll announce the winner on PBM blog, Twitter and Facebook. 

Please hop along and find some inspirations along the way.

 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

So Lucky You Are In My Life

Yay! I finished a layout. I don't get to scrapbook as often as I'd like to, but when I do I get super happy. After all, I have tons of pictures to document.

I got inspired to scrapbook this weekend, when I saw this layout sketch from Elle's Studio.




I've been wanting to create a layout of my favorite subject, our pug puppy, Eli. He is such a poser and the pic below is my favorite picture of him with hubby. By the way, we need to clarify that he is mommy's boy first and daddy's boy second. Hah...




Gahh... his face, his expression melt my  heart every time. Yes, I love this boy very much.

The patterned papers are from American Crafts  & Jillibean. The banners and tabs are from Elle's Studio. I have a whole stash of Elle's Studio stuff waiting to be used and it's my goal to use them all.

I still need to learn on how to take good picture of a layout. So far I haven't managed that. I ended up scanning this layout.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two Peas Digital Store

Hi everyone. Just want to share the latest news from Two Peas In A Bucket. As an affiliate of Two Peas I am excited to help promote this new direction they're going with their digital shop.

Two Peas have just launched their new digital store. Thisis not your typical digital kit store. It is a new, Two Peas In A Bocket, approach to digital products. The new digital store includes: 

·         Cutfiles & Printables
·         Themed Releases on the first of the month
·         Basics Collection (favorites that you'll use again & again)
·         Photoshop Actions & More + FREEBIES.
So, check it out and maybe you'll find something you like. Simply click on the badge above and you'll be taken to Two Peas directly. :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cheers To May

Happy May!! May is a big month in my family. My parents and my brother got married in May, my li'l brother was born in May, and.... in about 2 weeks, hubby and I will finally get to to take our first vacation to Europe. I am so excited!

Now, to celebrate the beginning of this month, Some Odd Girl has a new sketch challenge.


And, here's my interpretation of the sketch:



I know, I know there's a rectangle on  the sketch, but with  the doily on the background, I feel my card doesn't need that rectangle. :) I am pretty happy with the way this card turned out. The colors just scream spring to me. What do you think?

Also, today is the last day to send in your entry for Odd Idol. There are pretty huge prizes involves and you can't win unless you try. So, if you want to give it a try (which I really encourage you to do) you better hurry and you can check out all the rules HERE.

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