Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Spellbinder Sending You

 I always enjoy a good sentiment set and when I saw Spellbinders September Clear Stamp of the Month, I was pretty darn happy, because I could use this set for all kind of occasion. Here's a look at the set:



I know right away that I want to heat embossed the large sentiment and I work from there.






So, I start by stamping, heat embossed and die cut the word "Sending You". Put it aside. Next, I used a Post-It-Note to cover the bottom and side edges of the card base. Then, I ink blend an orange and yellow ink. Remove the tape. Then I used Simply Perfect Layered Bloom dies set to cut the flowers and leaves pieces. Arrange all of them on the card. I also added a little butterfly that came in  Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month. Finish by adhering the embossed sentiment and stamped the word Lots of Love.




That's all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by here and wishing you all a happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Spellbinder's You Are Stellar Kit

 Hi peeps. Am I the only one asking how could it be October already? This past month been such a stressful month for me work wise that am truly grateful for my card making hobby. It helps keep me sane. It keeps me grounded and allow me to have time of joy just by playing with pretty colors and creating.

Among the projects that I created are these cards I made using Spellbinders Card Kit of The MonthTheir October "You Are Stellar" kit is so pretty and fun to play with. Here's a peek at what included with the kit.



Let's start with my favorite card from this stash.



This foil gold star patterned paper is already gorgeous to start with, but I decided some ink blending of blue and purple would take it to next level. Once I finished the ink blending, I trim the paper and adhere to card base. Adhere the sentiment embellishment and add the feather, flowers and unicorn. And, you're done! Quick and dreamy looking card.

I love unicorns, so this kit is totally up my alley as you can see on my 2nd card.




For my 2nd card, I trim and adhere the patterned paper and also add a strip of gold foil cardstock on the bottom. Next, add the star circle paper and adhere the circle sentiment wit foam adhesive. Finish by adding the unicorn.




For my 3rd card above, I used the framed dies that's included in the kit. Adhere the patterned paper to card base & die cut the frame pieces. Adhere frame and the gold sticker sentiments to the card. I already adhere the stickers when I thought that I should include the unicorn on this card as well. Luckily I was able to tuck in the unicorn circle under the sentiment. Finish by adding the circle sentiment. Now, last but not least another quick card with no stamping at all.




Seriously, when I play with kit, I don't think much. I like to take out all the embellishment pieces and see which ones I'd like to pair together. I tend to be very precise and like to over think things sometime and the kit allow me to be more relax and go with the flow. Just play around, layer things around and see which pieces catch  my attention. For this last card, I just layer all the pieces together.

There you go, 4 cards from Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month, that I hope you find fun and makes you want to create. :) That's all from me today and may your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers...

Friday, September 17, 2021

SugarPea Design Fall Release

Hi peeps! yay, the day we have all been waiting for is here! Have you made your list? You’ve been waiting all week to bring home these new goodies and TODAY at 2 PM EST will be your chance to be one of the FIRST to get to play with all of the NEW and amazing paper crafting goodness. But while we wait for those hours to tick by we have a little more inspiration to share with you today.

Last but not  least, today we're showcasing Book Club & Book Words


 
Growing up, I love reading and to this day, I still love books. There’s just something comforting about reading a good book.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, September 20th.

My teammates has crated some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit each of my teammates’ blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

SugarPea Designs Fall Sweet Peek Day 4

 Yay, we're almost there. Day 4 of SugarPea Design sneak peek and by tomorrow everything we've shown you will hit the store. Today, we're introducing a super cute set called Coffee Cuties! They have hands and legs, how cute is that??



Here's my card using the set:




I paired these cuties with rainbow background (made using alcohol ink). For a coffee lover like myself, this set totally calling my name. Look at the glasses on the cup!! Yes,  there's lots of little pieces to work with, but hey... they're so worth it!

Giveaway time! How would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SPD store? Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on SugarPea blog on Monday, September 20th.

My teammates has crated some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit each of my teammates’ blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

SugarPea Design Fall Sweet Peek Day 3

Hi there. I am back as we continuing with more sneak peek from SugarPea Designs release. Today, we're introducing Shut The Front Door set. This is a fun one to play with!




I won't bore  you with the step by step on making this card. Pretty much you just die cut all  the pieces and assemble them. What I love on this card is the other extra stuff. For example, I love the cat & dog addition (from Let's Stay Home set). Where's the dog you might ask? Just wait... and let's open the door! 




Tadaaaa..... I love that the door open up! I can add additional details and this is where I can also add my sentiment. Fun, right? I feel like the open door brings additional surprise. What do you think?



Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea Designs store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, September 20th.

My teammate has created creative & fun inspiration for you using the sets featured here today. Please visit each of our designers’ blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SugarPea Designs Fall Sweet Peek Day 2

Hi there. Today as we're looking ahead to SugarPea Designs release coming this Friday, I want to share a sneak peek of Happy Little Village, Home Is With You set.




This set can be used for different occasions, from welcome home to congratulate a friend on their new home or even for Christmas card. For my card, I start by die cutting the scallop frame and hills from Card Front Element Builder. Then stamped the houses, fences and tree, die cut and arrange on the scallop panel. Stamp the sentiment and finish by adding some sequins.




Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on SugarPea Designs blog on Sept. 20, 2021.

My teammates has crated some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit each of my teammates’ blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win!

Monday, September 13, 2021

SugarPea Designs Fall Sweet Peek Day 1

Hi peeps and welcome to Sweet Peek Week!! I am excited to share projects that I’ve created with SugarPea Designs NEW 2021 Fall Collection. And all of the products that we will be introducing this week will be available for purchase starting this Friday, September 17 at 2PM EST in the SPD Store (all the product links will  go live on Sept. 17)

Today we start by introducing Always Welcome set featuring an arched front door with loads of accessory images for decorating and creating a warm and inviting entryway scene.




Here. I started by stenciling the background using English Bond Brick stencil from previous release. Then, stamped all the element, arrange on card and adhere. And, guess what? You can open the door, so you can stamp sentiment inside of handwritten your message. Mine is currently blank as I want to personalize it when I know who I want to send the card to.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, September 20th.

My teammates has crated some amazing inspiration for you using the products featured here today. Please visit each of my teammates’ blogs below for details on their projects. And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win!

Amy Kolling
Francesca Vignoli
Jennifer Timko
Kitty Day
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tricia Barber
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Spellbinders' September Clear Stamp of The Month

When I saw Spellbinders September Clear Stamp of the Month, I was so happy, because I love birds!! And the birds o this set are so sweet & cute.




I decided to combine the birds with Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken die. The leaves design on the oval frame reminds me of nest, so I thought this would make a perfect background to anchor birds. I first trim a soft green cardstock and adhere it to the card base. Next, I die cut the stained glass frame and adhere it to the card as well. I wanted to use the small leaves pieces to create the in-laid look, so carefully I adhere the pieces that I want to use one by one and colored them with Copic.




Once that done, I stamped, colored and die cut the birds. Adhere them to the card with foam adhesive. Finished by stamping the sentiment, trim it and add it.

I love the way this card turned out. Basically, anything with flowers, birds, butterfly tend to make me happy. I hope you enjoy today's card. That's all for me today. Have a blessed day!

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Spellbinders' September Card Kit

 Hi peeps. This past long weekend, I got a much needed crafting time. For me, crafting is my way to step away from stress, to unwind and stop thinking of the world for a few hours. I played with Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month. This month theme is "Better Together" and it is a fun, delightful kit.


I made 3 cards with this kit, let's check it out, shall we?




For my 1st card, I used the patterned paper and the foil cardstock for my base. Once I adhere the patterned paper and the strip of foil, I add one of the frame cardboard sticker. Next, I stamped the Russian dolls images and colored them with Copic marker. Fussy cut and adhere to card. Finished by adding the foil sentiment sticker. 

On to the next card, where....gasp... no stamping at all!! 




I simply picked some elements from the kit that I love, play with the arrangement and once I am happy with the look, adhere everything to the card base. I am loving this layering look. By keeping the background white, it allow me to layered quite a few elements while keeping it look clean & classy. What do you think?

And, last but not least, is this card that I made using the old school telephone dies.




Die cut all the telephone pieces and piece them together. Put aside. Trim a couple patterned paper and adhere them to the card base. Then adhere the phone. Goodness, does anyone born in the 90's know how to use this kind of phone? Back in the day, with this kind of phone, one thing for sure, I remember all my friends phone number. Nowadays, I only memorize the most important numbers. Okay, back to the card. Again, on this card, no stamping!! The cardboard banner stickers make perfect embellishment for the card.

There you go, three different cards to show the versatility of this month's kit. I hope you enjoy today's inspiration. Swing back by tomorrow as I'll be sharing a card I made using Spellbinders' Stamp Of The Month. Have a beautiful day, peeps.

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Ton Fall Release Day 2

 Hi all and welcome to day 2 of The Ton fall release. For this release, The Ton is introducing 19 stamp & dies and I am excited to share them with you. Let's get on to the cards, shall we?




For my 1st card, I am using the gorgeous Poinsettia Bouquet & Styled Christmas Sentiment set. I start by stamping and heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder on a watercolor panel. Then, I watercolored the image and let dry. Once dry adhere the panel to card base. Then stamp & heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it with Styled Christmas Sentiment coordinating die. Then adhere to the card and we're done. :)

Now, on to the second card.



For this card, I run a panel of cardstock with Festive Folk Coverplate die. I love, love the details of this coverplate. Adhere the pane to card base. From my card that I shared yesterday, I have the pieces from Holiday Coloring Bits that I used on this card. Arranged the bits and adhere with foam adhesive to the card. To finish, I stamped and die cut the sentiment from Styled Christmas Sentiment.

I hope you enjoy today's cards. Want more inspirations? Please check out my teammates blog. Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Cheers....

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Ton Fall Release Day 1


 
Hi all and welcome to day 1 of The Ton fall release. We're already in September, can you believe it? Well, September also means it's time to start working on Christmas cards!! I know, I know, it's early, but if you're like me and don't have too much free time, it's always good to start building your Christmas card stash in advance.

For this release, The Ton is releasing a good size collection. Please note that as of this moment you can pre-order the new release on 9/3 and they will start shipping on 9/22.

For today, I am showcasing the gorgeous & detailed Fancy Folk Tree Layering Coverplates dies. There are 2 coverplate and you could just use one of the plate or use both for beautiful piercing details.



To start, I run the 1st coverplate dies on a piece of white cardstock. Afterward, I run the same panel with the 2nd coverplate. This 2nd one also cut the tree out. Next, I colored the tree by ink blending Parisian Blue, Bright Emerald, Matcha and Lemon Drop. Once I am done, I adhere the white panel to card base, followed by the colored tree. 

Next for the sentiment, I used Ribbons Holiday and stamped it with Miami Cool ink pad and the second part with Versamark embossed with gold embossing powder. The good thing is you get tp stamp several sentiments at the same time and also die cut them with just 1 run. Adhere sentiment with foam adhesive. Last for final touch, I stamped and heat embossed Holiday Coloring Bits and die cut it with its coordinating dies. I only used one of the pieces and saving the rest for my other card that I will share tomorrow! 

For more inspiration and sneak peek, please check out my teammates blog below. Stay tune and come back here tomorrow for more new release goodies. Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day, peeps.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and SugarPea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop


 



Welcome to the Heffy Doodle, Maker Forte, and SugarPea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Design Team members from all three companies are sharing inspiration using products from all three companies!

I made a couple cards for this hop. For my 1st card, I used the adorable Heffy Doodle Sealy Friends set, SugarPea Design Sunburst & Wave stencil.




I started by die cutting the scallop background with SugarPea Card Front Element Builder dies. Then, without removing the dies, I layered the wave stencil and add blue ink blending. Next, I layered the sunburst stencil and ink up a couple different yellow hues. Once this done, then, I removed the dies. Adhere the panel to this pretty soft green Matcha cardstock from Maker Forte. This is my favorite soft green cardstock. Next, I colored the seals and the clouds (from Heffy Doodle Quack Me Up set). Fussy cut them and then adhere them to the card. Finish by stamping the sentiment, add some shimmer and some enamel drops.


Now, for my 2nd card, I completely switch gear from cutesy to floral.





For this card I used this gorgeous Hugs set by Alex Syberia Design for Maker Forte. I inked it up using Maker Forte Eclipse Black ink. And, wow... I am not usually easy to impress when it comes to ink, but this black ink is solid dark black. And it works perfectly with any alcohol markers. Colored the flowers and once finished, trim the panel and adhere it to the Matcha card base. Finished by stamping the sentiment from SugarPea Floral Envie set and add some enamel drops.


BLOG HOP DETAILS:

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Maker Forte will be giving away $35, Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25, and SugarPea Designs will be giving away $25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Aug 20th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Aug 21st at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog,  Maker Forte Blog, and SugarPea Designs Blog to see if you’re a winner!

From here, the next stop is SugarPea Designs Blog. In case you missed any link, below isthe compelete list for the hop. Thank you so much for joining the fun.


Blog Hop Lineup:


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Friday, August 6, 2021

Spellbinders August Card Kit & Stamp of The Month

 It's that time of the month again, where I get to play with Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month. This month's theme is Art School and it is filled with so many fun paper, stickers and embellihsments. I love rainbows, so this kit definitely right up my alley.

Let's take a look at what's included in this kit, shall we? It's full of happy colors. :)


And, below are the cards I created with this kit.



I made this first card with someone that I admire in mind. She has mad artistic skills and can paint and draw beautifully. I plan on sending this card to her. I simply trim a couple patterned paper for the background and then arrange the various embellishments on the card. I also stamped the artist using the included stamp set on this kit. Colored, fussy cut and adhere to the card. Finish by adhering the sentiment.

Same thing with the next card. Except on this card, no stamping at all!! The benefit of using a kit, I can just play with the included embellishments. Simply choose the ones you want to use and voila it all come together quickly.



My next card is even quicker. I literally just adhere the patterned paper to the card base, add sentiment sticker, puffy heart and finished by die-cutting and color some flowers. I love this particular patterned paper as it has Frieda on it and one of my best friend love her. So, yep, this card will go to her.




4th card is this owl card. Again, I used one of the patterned paper from the paper pad and this time I played with the paint tube and paint palette dies.




Die cut all of them and then arranged them on the card. The owl and the cup with tools are the ready made embellishment that I simply adhere with foam adhesive. The sentiment tag I adhere with regular liquid glue. 

And, last but not least, is this card that I made using August Clear Stamp of The Month




I stamped the flower in various angle to create the pattern strip and colored the open area with various blue Copic marker to create the gradient look. Once I am happy with the coloring, trim and adhere to card. Add strips of gold, add sentiment and finished with some sequins. That's it, peeps. All in all, these 5 cards came together in just a few hours. I think I spent more time debating which embellishments to use. Putting them together takes no time at all.

Well peeps, that's all from me today and I hope you enjoy the kit's inspiration. Happy Friyay!!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Ton August Release

Hi all and welcome to The Ton August release. Let's get on with it, shall we? For my first card, I am using the new Cosmos Border cling stamp.



How gorgeous is this border set? So fun to color and I went to town with my kind of coloring. I am so happy with the way this card turned out. Simply stamped and colored. For the sentiment, I used the Happy Birthday  sentiment from another new set called Charming Cosmos. The small sentiment is from a previously released set called Heartfelt Blossoms.




For my next card, I used the pretty flowers and sentiment from Charming Cosmos





I know I wanted to use the sentiment, so I started with that. I stamped with my favorite green Matcha ink and then die cut it with one of the square from the Double Pierced Square Nested Dies. For the flower I used Bubble GumDolled Up and Coralline ink. Stamped and die cut the flower and put aside. For the leaves I used the new set Multi Monsteras and inked them using Honey Dew & Spring Salad. Now, time to put them together. Adhere the sentiment and arranged the flowers and the monsteras leaves with foam adhesive. Finished by adding some sequins.

There a few more sets being released and you can see them by visiting The Ton blog and of course, there's even more inspiration. Please stop by  my teammates blog and you can see their beautiful creations. Hope you enjoy today's release and thank you so much for stopping by here.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Circle Kaleidoscope

 As promised,  today I am  back with another Christmas cards. I am tempted to do 31 Christmas cards in 31 days for August, but I realized that's unrealistic for me. My work load at the office been crazy and I would be crazy to try to add more load to what I already have going on. So,  I am happy with whatever I can accomplish as time allow.

For today's card, I am showcasing this beautiful Circle Kaleidoscope Slimline Etched Dies from the Slimline Collection.




How elegant is this set? I really love open circle patterns on the background. And, I think the layered circle/ornament is simply beautiful. I started by die cutting the open circle background. Trim and adhere to card base. My card size is 3.5" x 8.5". Then I simply die cut each layer of the ornament, adhered them together and add to the card. Add the ornament hanger as well. For the sentiment, I hot foil the Merry Christmas from  Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Holiday 2019, trim and adhere to the card. 




 Just for fun, I decided to make another card, this time with bolder color.




Two cards using same dies, same steps with 2 different look. I always find it fascinating how changing colors can change a feel to card. I love the way both cards turn out. Do you have preference? Softer color or bolder color?



Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy today's cards. Cheers...

Monday, August 2, 2021

Christmas Gnomes

 Hi all. Wow, we're already in August and that means I need to start working on my Christmas cards stash. I know, I know it's still summer, but with limited crafting time, I definitely need to plan and work in advance.

Lucky for me, Spellbinders just came out with some fun & cute Christmas set. Since, I love gnomes, I am excited that I get to play with this new Holiday Gnomes Clear Stamp from the Be Merry Collection.




There's just something about gnomes that I love. And, this set totally calling my name. For this card, I really just want the gnomes to take center stage. I simply stamped, colored and fussy cut the gnomes. Next, I adhere them to the card base with foam adhesive. Finished by stamping the sentiment from Home for Christmas Sentiments & the heart.




Clean and simple with pops of colors. Are you fans of gnomes? And, have you started working on your Christmas cards?

Well peeps, if today is all about adorable gnomes, stay tune as tomorrow I will have more Christmas card to share and this time it'll be all about detail and elegance. Hope your week starts off wonderfully. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Waves of Love

 Hi all. Just poppin' in to let you know, I am up on SugarPea Design blog today, sharing this fun card. Check it out, will you?



May your Thursday be a good one. Cheers.

Friday, July 16, 2021

The Ton Summer 2021 Release

 Hi all and welcome to The Ton Summer release. Effie had designed some fun sets that I think are quite refreshing. The sets being released today definitely make me think of my home in Indonesia because of the tropical feeling.

I was out of town for a quick short trip with hubby, so I was only able to make 1 card for today. But, I was using 3 of the new sets on this card.




For the background, I stamped and heat embossed Many Monsteras Cling Background. Then, I blend in Deep Emerald, Bright Fern, Evergreen & Soft Garden. I sure do love this color combination. Make the card have that fresh feeling in my eyes. :)

Then, I stamped the pot from Plentiful Planters and die cut it with the coordinating dies. Adhere this to the card. Then I stamped, die cut and colored the leaves from Petit Planters. Adhere to the card with foam adhesive.




To finish this card, I die cut sentiment using Many Sentiments Coverplate on a piece of white cardstock. Adhere to the card and for final touch add some Pastel Mint sequins.

I sure will be making more projects with this release. If you haven't follow me on Instagram, I'd be thrilled if you follow me there as I share more of my projects there. You can find me HERE

Please check out what the team has created for this release.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. May your weekend starts off wonderfully. 

Spellbinder Sending You

  I always enjoy a good sentim ent set and when I saw Spellbinders September Clear Stamp of the Month , I was pretty darn happy, because I c...