Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Paper Made Bakery Farewell

Today I am posting my last post for Paper Made Bakery. It's been a fun 6 months designing and working for them. Shannon is so sweet and easy to work with. Thank you Shannon for the opportunity. Please check out my post HERE as I am sharing some of my favorite PMB project.

One of them is this layout that I made of my baby boy of course. :)


That wrinkly face, that tongue and that cute expression... gahh... who could resist it? Of course, I am bias since I am his human. ;)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Spread Happiness

Hi peeps. How's your weekend going? Mine is filled with movie (we rented Jack the Giant Slayer, which was kind of okay, nothing special), trips to check out the new Costco in my town and laundry!! Hah... I actually am super excited to do laundry this time because hubby got me a new steamer. I love it! So much better than ironing. Glad that I get to apply the lesson I learned from working at clothing store, which is how to steam clothes efficiently without burning your fingers. :)

And I am squeezing in a card to play along with Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger A Painterly Palette challenge. Here's the inspiration pic:

                                           

As you can see I am still into ikat pattern. Last time I play with the ikat pattern here I was using muted color palette. This time I go with happy color palette inspired by the cheerful color from the pic.


To create the colorful pattern I simply use my ZIG markers to color the image and then I huff on the stamp to moisten the ink before I stamped the image. This card come together pretty quick which I love, since lately I've been trying to balance my time between work, crafting & actually have down time to relax. :)

Now, I am off to relax and catching up on my piles of magazine. Good nite.....

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mixed Media Backgrounds/Handwritten Blog Hop Challenge


Mixed Media Backgrounds from Tobi Crawford is perfect for all you Mixed Media crafters, but is also fabulous for cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. Mixed Media Backgrounds is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 10 stamps and will sell for $15.00. 

Handwritten is a mixture of fabulous fonts and styles, perfect for adding that personal touch to any card or project. Handwritten is a 4x6 set that includes 16 stamps and will sell for $15.oo.

I had so much fun playing with these sets. I pretty much finished my card the same afternoon I got my sets. Not that I am over excited or anything like that. ;)



Would you like to win the new Mixed Media Backgrounds and Hadwritten stamp sets? 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, July 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

You Are Amazing

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Hi peeps. This is my second post for today.  I was browsing for some inspiration and saw Avery Elle July's challenge. Just the inspiration that I needed. :) Here's the inspiration pic:



Inspired by the feather pattern I created the background pattern on my card using Avery Elle Ikat Addition set. I love the ikat trend. So proud to see this traditional Indonesian fabric pattern everywhere nowadays.



The ikat pattern is so much fun to play with. I simply love the various possibilities of patterns that you can created by mix and match the single image. To create the modern feeling, I position the sentiment right in the middle. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. You can get the stamp set and the ink pad at i {heart} papers.
 
Fun pattern, right? And simply by changing the color combination, you can end up with totally different look. Give ikat pattern a try and I am sure you'll be hooked. :)
 
Thank you so much for stopping by here and happy Thursday (which one of my favorite day of week)!!

Strut Your Stuff Blog Hop


The newest addition to Wendy Leach’s SUPER FUN Sock Goblin line, Strut Your Stuff….these stamps will make you feel like a kid again.

Strut Your Stuff is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 2 stamps and will sell for $9.00.


I loveeee this set. It is so sweet & adorable. I mean just look at the cute girl with her stripe pj and piggy tails and the li'l hippo critter. Dreamy!





Would you like to win the new Strut Your Stuff 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, July 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Amalia’s Daisy Fairy Blog Hop Challenge


The new Amalia stamp set from Megan Suarez…just gorgeous!! Not only is Amalia a ballerina, but now she is a fairy as well!

Amalia’s Daisy Fairy is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps and will sell for $9.00.





You couldn't quite see it on the picture, but the wings on Amalia actually shimmer as I traced them with Wink of Stella glitter pen. For a slightly different look, this time I choose to highlight only certain part of the and leave the rest untouched.

Would you like to win the new Amalia’s Daisy Fairy 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, July 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

School Doodles Blog Hop Challenge



The new School Doodles set from Torico is FULL of super cute and fun images perfect for any parent, teacher, scrapbooker, or card maker. With 49 stamps, the possibilities are endless!

School Doodles is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 49 stamps and will sell for $24.00.



Would you like to win the new School Doodles 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, July 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy Octee

Hi folks, how's your weekend? I hope you had a good one. Saturday night I was down with an allergy and after hubby gave me Benadryl, I pretty much went to la la land by 9pm. Lame, right? LOL, I was an optimist and told hubby oh, I just need 15 minutes nap and I'll be good. Yeah, right.... an hour later I couldn't keep my eyes open for more than 5 minutes.

Then Sunday is cleaning day and took the doggies to get their nails trimmed. I feel bad for the groomer as both Abby and Eli do not like getting their nail trimmed. I can give them a bath with no problem, but nail trimming... they bucked like crazy!!

Anyway, nuff' about the everyday stuff. Let's get on to card. I made this card last week for Some Odd Girl, but haven't share it here, so I thought I let this smiley Octee pop up in here to say hello. :)


Seeing the big smile on my pinky Octee makes me smile. I loveeee cutesy stuff.  Well, that's it from me today Please come back tomorrow as we're starting There She Goes Stamp release week!

PS: I also been cleaning up my craft room & need to do some purging. I have some stuff for sale HERE.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Birthday Bot

This week There She Goes Stamps is highlighting previously released "Bots" sets, which include Birthday Bot, Friendbot, and Nursebot.

Since I rarely have any boy's birthday card, I decided to use Birthday Bot so I can have boy's birthday card handy when needed.



Well, I really have no idea what else to write. It's been one of those week, that just work, work, work and I am sure that's something you guys doesn't want to hear about. So, keeping it short. Okay make it super short.  Here's to happy Friday!

And, oh yes, you can check out  my the Trendsetters has created to highlight the Bots series at TSG Blog. :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hey There Sweetie

Works been so stressful lately, that I was struggling a bit to create this week. But last night I basically forced myself to sit on my desk and just play. Sure enough, once I start playing with the stamps, I can feel some of my frustration and stress melt away.

I love Wplus9 Monday Mood Board challenge and use that as the inspiration to create this card for my i {heart} papers post.


Yes, I am still so in love with this set, which I am sure by now you know that the gorgeous flowers come from Wplus9 Fresh Floral Cuts with the matching Fresh Floral Die

I almost went with a white card base, but ended up stepping out of my comfort zone and used  my purple cardstock. I find purple a hard color to work with, what about you? Do you love working with purple or no? Or is there any particular color that you find challenging to work with? Please share your thought.

Thank you so much for stopping by here and I hope your Thursday is a wonderful one. Cheers.....

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kate's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Today, we're throwing Kate from i {heart} paper a surprise birthday blog hop party! To Kate, I hope you enjoy your surprise, have a wonderful birthday and I wish you all kind of happy things. :)

Now, knowing Kate's love for dogs, of course I have to go with doggy theme. I had this idea of the doggy being naughty (or maybe in the dog's mind he's being helpful) and pulling the birthday banner.  I am also entering this card to Moxie Fab Birthday Card Challenge for Birthday Creation Week.



This cute doggy is from Lawn Fawn Critters At The Park set and the alphabets are from Paper Smooches Alphadot set and the word happy is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler set.

To this day, this banner still one of my favorite banner to use to make birthday banner. :)

There's quite a few blog to check out, so I am keeping  my post short and sweet. Again, Kate enjoy your birthday!

Also, I want to mention that there's pre-CHA sale going on right now at I {heart} papers. Great time to stock up. :)



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Foxy Birthday

Have you check out the latest Paper Crafts special edition called Birthday Creations?  I am very lucky that I have 3 cards published on this edition and today I want to share my favorite card that I made for this edition.



I had so much fun making this card. Love the heart shaped hot air balloon. The fox is from Paper Smooches Smoocheroos set (available at i {heart} papers ) and I made the heart balloon card using Silhouette. The fun tiny banner is from SP and Company.

Definitely my kind of card, cute mix with cheerful colors. I am saving this card for my niece. Today she turns 7 months old and fingers cross if everything goes well, I can hand deliver this card myself when she turns 1.

Speaking about Birthday Creations, yesterday on Paper Crafts Connection I was so thrilled to see Betsy highlighting my card. Apparently her daughter picked my puppy card as her favorite. Yay... :) That truly made my day.

That's it from me today. Work waiting. :) Thank you for stopping by here and hope you have an awesome Thursday!
 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dance Like No One Is Watching

Hi peeps, this week Some Odd Girl is releasing a couple sets of new cute files. One of the set is Rectangle Card Backgrounds and the neat thing is you get 3 different background on this set.
 
Since triangle is such a trend right now, I decided to play with the triangle background and here's the card:

Fun card, right?

Growing up I was very shy and shyness is something that I have to work on even to this day. So, the saying "dance like no one is watching" is a great reminder to me to keep working on overcoming my shyness. ;)

Actually looking at this card, made me think of my CHA trip this past January. A bunch of us were walking around Downtown Disney and there's this live music show going on and my friend Latisha just start dancing and jamming to the song in front of everyone with no care in the world.  I was sooo jealous wishing that I could do that! In my head I could imagine myself doing that, but in real life... nope. If I force myself to do that my face probably be red like lobster. :(

Well, I am getting better. LOL, if you have met the Vera from 10 years ago, you wouldn't have believe I am the same person. So overcoming shyness is a work in progress, and we all can appreciate progress, right? What about you, anything that you still working on about yourself?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hello Honey

What I love about i {heart} papers is the fact that they carry stamps from  most of my favorite companies, including Paper Smooches. There's just something about Paper Smooches images that capture my heart. Maybe it's the expression on the image or maybe the cute shape of the image. Either way, Paper Smooches is definitely one of my favorite when it comes to cuteness.

So, this time I decided to play with the Honey Bee set. I made the honeycomb background by layering the washi tape (this one is and old one from My Mind's Eye, but there's many other cute ones you can get from the store HERE).




Yellow, black and white makes pretty striking color combo, isn't it? This card makes me smile and I hope it'll bring smile to the recipient as well. :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

There's Always One In The Group

This past weekend was probably one of the longest  long weekend I had in years. At first, I thought I had to work on Friday, but luckily my boss decided to close the office since many bank and title companies close as well. I am sure I will probably pay for it today. ;)

But, I had a good long weekend. I was in such creative mood, I was able to create quite a bit for for publication call. And completed some DT assignment of course. Speaking about assignment, this week There She Goes Stamp has a new animal challenge. Basically create a card with a scene that use animal stamps. Of course, I am reaching to my favorite duckies set.

I had so many people commenting on how  much they love my tie-dye duck, I had to make another one. This tie  I created a parade scene and my odd ducky just have to be different to liven up the party a bit. ;)




I don't know about you, but these duckies make me smile every time.  I hope you will play along with us. You can find all the details and enter the challenge HERE.

This weekend another fun thing I did was meeting up with Trinh & new crafty friend, Angi Barrs. Sigh... I really wish they live closer to me. Trinh lives about 3 hours from me and Angi about hour and a half. Anyway, we had lots of fun and I really hope we can get together again, soon! Cross fingers we will be able to do some crafting together. Of course, no get together is legit without a picture. :)

I didn't get the memo to wear teal. :)

Thank you both for making the trip down and thank you for my birthday goodies. I appreciate you both so very much!!

That's it from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thinking of You Foxy

I can't believe it's already July. Seems like time just flies nowadays. With the new month, it's time for new Some Odd Girl sketch challenge.

And following the sketch, here's my foxy card:


Isn't this foxy a cutie? Many times I find playing with fancy sketch can be challenging, since I rarely do layering. But, I managed to follow the sketch and doing something challenging can be fun! ;) I hope you will play along with us. You can see more inspirations from the Oddies and prize detail HERE.

Also, today is my day at Paper Made Bakery. Here's a sneak peek of my card. You can see the full card HERE.



Thanks so much for stopping by here!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Birthday Giveaway Winner

** For Paper Made Bakery blog hop & i {heart} papers blog hop please scroll down. **

I want to thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes that you left for me. They brighten my birthday tremendously. I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit  my blog, commenting, leaving birthday wishes, etc.  Thank you.

Now... for the giveaway winner.... The lucky winner is:



Congrats, Kara Lynne. Please email me with your information & I'll get the goodies out to you ASAP. Thanks again everyone for your supports. YOU ARE AWESOME!! 

i {heart} papers Blog Hop

** For my Paper Made Bakery blog hop please scroll down. **

I am excited to finally able to share this news. Starting this July I am joining i {heart} papers team. And, we're kicking things off with a fun blog hop.

 i {heart} papers is THRILLED to be adding six new amazingly talented design team members to our current team. We are also welcoming our incredible new July/August guest designer today. To help celebrate we will be offering 6 - $10 gift certificates.


Winners will be selected from all of the blog comments you leave as you congratulate and help welcome them to the team so be sure to hop along and comment! Comments close Friday July 5 at noon EST and winners will be announced on the IHP blog the following week. (You must visit the blog to see if you've won. You will not be contacted.)

Let's take a look my card, shall we?
 


This card was inspired by Wplus9 Monday moodboard # 15. And, I am also entering this card to Simon Says Stamps anything goes challenge

I used my favorite floral set of all time (and of course, you  can get the set from i {heart} papers)  Fresh Floral Cuts with the matching die. I don't think I'll ever get bored with this set. I love it too much! I know you  have many blog to hop to, so I am keeping this short & to the point.

Also, be sure to follow IHP on Facebook, Twitter and join our newsletter for sales, new products and other announcements. Plus every month a random newsletter subscriber is selected to win a $10 gift certificate just for being a subscriber. Sign up on the right side of the store homepage. Thank you for hopping along today!

PMB July Release Blog Hop


Happy July and welcome to Paper Made Bakery blog hop. We have beautiful kit put together for this month. I think you'll agree with me once you see what's included in this kits called "Classy Lady".

First, here's my card:


This big, bold flower is simply gorgeous! And it's layered, too! With a statement flower like this, you don't need sentiment, you can leave the card just the way it is.

The big flowers in this kit is my favorite items on this kit. And the paper pad and the stamp set is awesome as well. The sentiment on the stamp set has fab font combination. 

Here's a look at the kit, which you can purchase HERE.


Now, check out what my teammates has created for this hop:


As always, blog hop time also means giveaway time. Simply leave comments (you have till the end of the week) and you'll get entered for our giveaway. You can find all the details on Paper Made Bakery blog. Thank you so much for stopping by here. I really appreciate your visit.

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