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. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop


 Hi all and welcome to Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop. Glad to have you here. If you've been hopping along, you should arrived here from my talented friend Emily Leiphart blog. In case you miss any link, below I have the complete list of the hop.

For my cards today, I am showcasing Spellbinders July Card Kit of The Month.

There's lots of flowers on this kit and that's totally perfect for me. Let's et on with it, shall we? Firts up is the card that I made with no stamping whatsoever. I just use the embellishments and stickers that come in the kit.



This card came together pretty quick. Gotta love it, especially when you're short on time. The embellishments even have gold foil on them! How gorgeous are these flowers?

For my next card, I used the flower stamp set that comes with the kit. Carnation always bring me fond memories, as growing up, the first bouquet my dad got me was filled with Carnation. And, they're such fun flowers to color, too.




This sentiment though definitely lesson from my mom. She always reminds me to look for the good, even when I had a bad day. As soon as I saw this sentiment, I am like yep, I am using this. For this card, I stamped the flowers and fussy cut them. Add a strip of pattern paper to the card base, then simply add the sentiment and the flowers which I adhere with foam adhesive. Finish by adding a dragonfly. Clean and and simple style.

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blogs. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 23rd, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases. 

Now, there are plenty of blogs for you to find inspiration, so grab your favorite drink, snack and hop along. From here, please hop on over to Tracy Ware. Thank you so much for stopping by here and I hope you enjoy the hop. Have a terrific day!

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

 Hi all. How's it going. For today, I want to share a couple projects that I made using a couple sets from Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection. First up, is this card I made using Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Dies by Becca Feeken.




How elegant is this set? To start, I die cut the frame and the sentiment from a soft pink cardstock. To make the sentiment stand out a bit more, I added some coloring with Copic marker. Cut a panel from gray cardstock, trim a bit smaller than the card base and adhere to card base. Next, adhere the circle frame and sentiment to the card.

To decorate the frame, I decided some flowers and leaves would be a perfect addition. I am using the flower dies from Spellbinders May Card Kit of The Month. I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock and then color them with various ink pads. Arrange and adhere all of them to the card and finish by adding some enamel drops to the flower center and around the flowers.




Now, on to my next card. For this one, I am using Forever in our Memory Vignette Etched Dies.




This set is so elegant and I feel like the combination of gray and soft blue is the right combination to showcase the beauty of this dies. I simply die cut all the pieces from gray and soft blue cardstock. And, just like the first card, I added some shade to the sentiment with Copic markers. Next, I hot foil some flowers from Diamond Floral Frame Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set with Rose Gold & Moondust. Arrange the flowers on the corner and adhere with foam adhesive. 

So, what do you think of these elegant sets? I hope you enjoy today's inspirations. Always find a little time to create as I do believe a little crafting time is good for the soul. :) Have a great Thursday everyone.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Spellbinders July Stamp of The Month

 Hi peeps. With having a long weekend here in the States, I am taking advantage of it. We had a lovely family get together with my cousins, watch a couple movies and of course, quite a bit of crafting time. I was pretty happy that I get to finish several cards. One of them is today's card that I made using Spellbinders' July Stamp of the Month called Sending Floral Wishes.




This beautiful & elegant flower stamp is simply gorgeous. I stamped and colored it with Copic markers. Cut it out and adhere to card base using foam adhesive. Finish by stamping the sentiment and add a dragonfly embellishment from the July Card Kit of the Month. 

I love making card with lots of white space, just like this one. I feel like it  make the image pop. What do you think? 

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy today's card and I wish you all a lovely day.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Spellbinder's July Card Kit of The Month

Hi all. I am excited to share the projects I have created using Spellbinders' July Card Kit of The Month, called Damask Daydream. This kit is filled with beautiful & elegant stamp , die and embellishments

Here's a peek at what's included on the kit.


I love flowers, so of course, I immediately reached for the flowers embellishments. For my first card, I paired up the flowers with one of the patterned paper from the included paper pad in the kit.




How elegant is that background? This card comes together real quick. All the elements just works together so beautifully that I literally finish this card in 10 minutes. Elegant card in minutes? Yes, please.

Now, on to the second card. Oh, did you see the pretty layered butterfly stickers?




The flower vines has gold foil on it, so it immediately add elegance to the design. Simply arrange all the flowers together, adhere with foam adhesive, then add the butterfly, the glitter sentiment and the rhinestones that's also part of kit.

Finally, my 3rd card and I am using the floral frame dies that's included with the kit.



The floral frame is perfect to showcase the beautiful layered butterfly sticker. Again, I am usually very hesitant in combining patterned paper with other elements, but the kit kind of help boost up my confident, because I know everything in the kit are designed to work together. I finish by stamping the hello sentiment and add some rhinestones.

Well, there you go, a few cards to show the versatility of this month's kit. I hope you enjoy the kit's inspiration. As this post goes up during the long weekend celebrating the 4th of July here in the States, I wish you all  that celebrating it, a very happy Independence day. Cheers....


Friday, July 2, 2021

SugarPea Designs Summer Release


Woohooo, today is the day. Are you ready for a SUGAR RUSH?! Have you made your list? All the new goodies we've been showcasing will be available TODAY at 2 PM EST. You’ll find links below to help you navigate if you happened to have missed any of our Sweet Peek Week Introductions.

CLICK HEREfor Day 1
CLICK HERE for Day 2
CLICK HERE for Day 3
CLICK HERE for Day 4





To celebrate this release day, I made a card with all my favorites from this release. With the exception of the waves stencil, which was released a few months ago. I am so in love with the cute seagull. What can I say, I love cute stuff.

 Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can 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! Thank you for stopping by here and for all your support.




Thursday, July 1, 2021

SugarPea Designs Summer Release Sweet Peek Day 4

Hi all. We're almost there. It's day 4 of SugarPea Design sweet peek week. Today, we're introducing Nautical Notions die set and Waves of Love. This adorable set features an adorable walrus and his little fish friends.




For my card, I combined both sets. Love the life preserver especially after you add the rope that in my opinion looks pretty real. And, how darn cute is that walrus? I think this card would be perfect for our friends that keep us afloat during difficult time. Below is a peek at the sets I am using today.





Giveaway time!! Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can 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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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SugarPea Designs Summer Release Sweet Peek Day 3

Hi peeps! Now, I am super delighted to share today sneak peek, cause it is my favorite set from this release. Introducing Salty Seagulls. I mean, this set is pure cuteness!! I love it so much, I just have to use every single seagull on this set.



Yep, I stamped every single seagull on this set and arranged them on rows. I keep the coloring simple. Just some soft grays and soft blues. And, that "MINE, MINE, MINE" just crack me up. I think this card would be perfect for hubby. :)





Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can 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!


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SugarPea Designs Summer Release Sweet Peek Day 2

 Hi  all and welcome to day 2 of  SugarPea Design release week. We Have more sweet sets to share with you. Today, I am showcasing Life Is A Picnic, Sunshine Sentiments & SugarCut Sunshine.



Who's ready for a picnic? Now, on my neck of the wood, I'd say it's way too hot for a picnic, but hey, if I lived at any place with nice weather, am definitely would go for a picnic. Especially when you have a cute basket filled with fun, yummy goodies. And, I wouldn't mind if a cute seagull want to join in. Hah!

It's so fun to put together this scene. And, that Sunshine sentiment dies, totally awesome in my opinion. Maybe because I always call my niece our sunshine. So, "sunshine" has special meanings for me.



Want to take a peek at the sets I am using today? Please see below.






Now, how would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can 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!


Monday, June 28, 2021

SugarPea Designs Summer Release Sweet Peek Day 1

Hi peeps and welcome to SugarPea Design Summer release sneak peek time! We have loads of cute sets that are perfect to celebrate summer and I sure hope you'll love them as much as I do.

For day 1, I am showcasing Captain Of My Heart and Pirate Treasure Map Stencil. Please note that all links will goes live on release day, July 2, 2021.  And, since today is my birthday, I decided to go with birthday card theme. :)




For me, the pirate li'l birdie caught my attention from the moment I saw the sneak peek of this set. I mean, come on, how cute is that birdie? I don't think my nephews or niece are into pirate stuff, but whenever I make cards for kids, I always make it with them in mind. Out of habit, I guess. :) 

For the background, I used a stencil that we'll introduce real soon. Then I used various ink color with Pirate Treasure Map Stencil , trim it and adhere to card with fam adhesive. Next, I simply stamp, color and die cut the pirate girl and the bird. Adhere to card and finish by adding the sentiment. Have to admit, making treasure map is fun. Felt like it bring out the inner child in me. Hah!

Here's a look at the sets that I used today.




Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

Our team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can 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!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Spellbinders' June Clear Stamp of The Month

 Hi all. Happy Monday. I am popping in just to share a couple cards that I made using Spellbinders' June Clear Stamp Of The Month.



For this first card, I used the sun stamp, line it up and stamp it repeatedly using rainbow color. Then I simply stamp the sentiment and the birds. Adhere the panel to card base. Super quick card. I think with all our busy schedule, it's always good when you can do quick card, right?

Anyway, I ended up doing 2 cards with this set. Here's the next one.




For my next one, I used the mountain scene and again stamped it in various color. For the background I used one of the patterned paper from Spellbinders' June Card kit of The Month. Trim it slightly smaller than the card base and add the stamped mountain circles. Finished by adding the sentiment that I layered with metallic cardstock.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. I wish your week starts off in a good way.  Happy crafting!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Spellbinders' June Card Kit Of The Month

 Hi all. Happy June. Can you believe it's already June?  Is it just me or the older we get time seems to fly by faster? Well, new month also means new kit. I am excited to  share the projects I have created using Spellbinders' June Card Kit of The Month, called Wild Hello..


I love the happy, bright & cheerful design of this month's kit. Let's take a peek at what's included on the kit, shall we?



This kit is packed with fun stuff. For my 1st card, I just have to play with the giraffe. 




Started by trimming a couple of the patterned paper and adhere them to the card base. Next, I die cut the Big Thanks word border from metallic cardstock and add to the card. Next, simply add the giraffe, wreath and bow. Finish by adding the speech bubble puffy sticker.

Next, I decided to make a birthday card. Looky here, pink panther birthday card!!




 I have to admit that I love how with using kit everything goes together and you can just whip up a card in no time. And, it challenge me to step out of my comfort zone and do more layering. I enjoy this more than I expected.

And, last but not least, another giraffe card.




I love that I can do the layering  and yet keep true to my clean and simple style. Those white space, make me happy. :)

 There you have it, 3 fun and quick cards from the June kit. But, in my opinion, you can actually make 20 cards or more from this kit easily. Just depends on you cardmaking style of course. So, what do you think of this Spellbinders' May Card Kit of The Month? Each month I never know what I am gonna get, but that's part of the fun. I hope enjoy today's cards. 




Well peeps, that's all from me today. Oh and in case you're looking for some sweet deals, Spellbinders is having their pre-summer sale going on. Just click on the banner and it will take you directly to Spellbinders site. Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. Cheers.....

Monday, May 24, 2021

Sweet Cardlets II Collection

Hi all. It's been raining the last few days on my neck of the wood and I feel like some cheerful cards are needed to brighten the day. For my 1st card, I used Spellbinders' You are My Home Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Sweet Cardlets II Collection by Becca Feeken. I think this card is really appropriate with the rainbow foiling. After all only after the rain we could see the rainbow, right?




To start, I did hot foiling of the homes plate using the Mini Rainbow  Hot Foil. Once that done, I trim the square home plate. Next, I did hot foil to the postage frame and adhere the square of the houses to the frame.  Then on a piece of white panel, I hot foil the sentiment using Aura Hot Foil. I figure this way is a safer way to make sure the foiling for the sentiment is perfect before I adhere the framed square of houses.

 


I love the way the rainbow foiling look for this design and decided to not color the houses. Just let the foil shine. 

For my next card, I used the sweet Deer Friend Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die set.




How sweet is this deer? I just  love it. Here, I foiled the deer and the flowers with Blush Hot Foil Roll. Color the flowers with Copic. Next, I hot foil the geometric frame from Geometric Floral Hot Foil Plate set with Aura Hot Foil Roll. Adhere the panel to card base and then adhere deer and floral with foam adhesive. To finish I hot foil sentiment from Everyday Sentiment II set.




The rainbow card definitely super bright and the second card has more pastel feeling to it. But, making these 2 cards sure help brighten my days and I hope it inspire you to try hot foiling as well. That's all from me today. Wishing you all a wonderful day.



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop

 

Hi all and welcome to Spellbinders Clubs blog hop. If you've been hopping along, you should arrive here from Natasha Vacca blog.

For my card today, I am showcasing the set from May Clear Stamp of The Month Club.



For the background, I used a couple of the flowers from the set and stamped them repeatedly to create the pattern background and colored them with Copic. Next, I created the rectangle frame with hot foiling using Essential Duo Lines Glimmer Rectangles Hot Foil Plate. Stamped the sentiment from the May stamp set. Adhere to the panel. 

Layer the white panel with gray panel and adhere them to card base. Stamped the flower border a few times, colored with Copic and die cut. Arranged them on the side of the rectangle frame and finished by adding some sequins.



Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blogs. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 23rd, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

Edited to add: The winners are: Mary Patrick, April W, Frances M Ibanez. Winners have been contacted. Congratulations!

How about some more amazing inspiration? From here,  your next stop is Amanda Stevens. In case you miss any link, below is the complete list of today's hop participants. Thank you so much for stopping by here and I hope you enjoy the hop. Cheers...

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Rainbow Hot Foil Foliage

 Hi all. I am really into playing with hot foil at the moment. There's certain satisfaction when you peel back the foil and see the pretty shimmer on your card.

For my card today, I used Spellbimders Essential Duo Lines Glimmer Squares Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.




I start by hot foiling one of the square from the set with Spellbinders Mini Rainbow Stripe hot foil roll. Love how pretty the result is. Since it's pretty colorful, I decided to keep the card simple. Just let the design shine, like literally. Trimmed the square and I stamped it with sentiment from Spellbinders Clear Stamp of The Month Club (May)

Next, I heat foil the leaves from Organic Foliage Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foiled Basics by Yana Smakula. Swoon... the leaves come out gorgeous! Die cut the leaves. Then, arrange the stamped square panel and the leaves. For the leaves, adhere them with foam adhesive. Finish by adding some enamel dots.



There you go, here, up close you could see the pretty shine. Are you getting into foiling, yet? If not, I encourage you to give it a try. Well, that's all I have for today. I wish you all a lovely weekend. Take time to enjoy the outdoor. Have a blessed day everyone.

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 you...