Oct 27, 2010

Today is my day.

Today is my Win-A -Day over Hero Arts blog. I had so much fun spending a day with Nancy. I still remember that morning when I received a email from Flickr friend Barb congrats me that I was picked as a WAD winner. I can't tell you how happy I was.  Now here is the day.

Here I want to share a card that didn't get picked.

Oct 26, 2010


The Play Date Cafe is celebrating their blog one year anniversary. I made a card for their challenge PDCC52.

I clear emboss the flower stamp on a piece of white cardstock and color the flowers with Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold Distress ink. Also color the stems with Shabby shutters Distress ink with brush. Adhere on a Kraft card base and ink up the edge with white ink. Tie ribbon and add another knot. Adhere pink flower.
Stamp sentiment circle with black dye ink and color with markers. Use glue pen to add glitters in the center. Punch out and use glue dot to adhere on pink flower.

Stamp: K5361 Flower Medley, CL139 Birthday Wishes-Hero Arts

2nd card made for WMSC#20
I stamp the polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II using yellow pigment ink on white cardstock and repeat until cover the whole paper. Adhere on Kraft card base. Trim a panel from yellow polka dot pattern paper. Circle twine 3 times and adhere. Adhere the panel on card. Stamp the butterfly with pigment ink on pattern paper and Cut out. Stamp the sentiment on die cut label and adhere on card.  

Stamp: F5158 Heart Winged Betterfly, CL139 Birthday Message-Hero Arts; Polka Dot BasicsII-PTI

Oct 14, 2010


Hi from Rainy Seattle. The sun officially left Seattle and the fall is here. We had few sunny days earlier and O have no complain at all. How is every one? Hope you are getting ready to the holiday. I start planning my holiday card so I am in a very holiday mood. I will share lots of Xmas card from now on.

I made this one for WMSC#18 and PDCC51 challenges. Fun~ fun~fun~ I love this ornament cling stamp from Hero Arts and glad I put them together for the challenges. Another non-traditional color and I think I am in love with using different color to present the holidays.
Close up: Add glitter on the green ornament.

Stamp: CG226 Decorative Ornament, CG222 Music background, CL343 Holiday Saying- Hero Arts
Pigment ink: Wheat, Aegean Blue, Aloe Vera -Tsukineko

Oct 13, 2010

Non-tradition Xmas color

I made this card using Non-tradition Xmas color inspired by PDCC50. Even though I pass the deadline, I still want to give credit to PDCC team for coming up such a great color combo. Also enter this one to Hero Arts October Challenge: Holiday.  I use sketch from 2S4Y Kazans Sketch63.

Here is my take on the challenges.
Stamp: (AR190 Holiday Cheer, CG222 Music Background) Hero Arts
Card stock: (white, melon berry) PTI
Pattern paper: (melon berry from 2009 Bitty Dot Basics) PTI

Oct 12, 2010

Long time no see.

Hi, long time no see. I am on vacation now and really just want to give myself a big break. So I walk away from my computer and craft table. Have some quality time with my hubby and enjoy the resting.

Just pop in to share some card that I made ahead.
Made this one for Clean&Simple Sketch#111 and Simon says: Halloween Challenge  using my new Halloween set. Love it when I first saw it and just have to have it. Love how this card turn out.

Stamp: Inkadinkado Creep Lane
Ink: Provincial Gray, Navy, Black; Watermark ink
Glitter: Martha Stewart ; 1/4" Score tape ; Glitter Embossing powder

Oct 7, 2010

WMSC17+Embellish(Take 2)

Here is my 2nd card.


I made two cards for two challenges. WMSC#17 and Embellish Magazine Background stamping challenge. Using the same sketch and same color combo. It's a very beautiful color tune and I can't help to make the 2nd one.

Here is my first card. 

Oct 6, 2010


Just Us Girls is celebrating their 1st anniversary. There are lot of prize to grave. Don't miss it. You have two chance to win. First to to play along with the sketch and second is to hop along 8 designers blog to collect the secret words and email them.

Here is my take on the sketch JUGS53 and also enter Moxie Fab World: The Jolly Holiday Greeting Challenge.
 I use Hero Arts CL358 Cozy Moment stamp set. (Coffee mug and sentiment). Paper from Cloud 9 Design Harvest Holiday


Oct 5, 2010

Winner on Tiffany Doodles

Remember this card I made for my niece. She LOVES it and it's the 2nd place on Tiffany Doodles challenge. I won 5 digital stamps. WOOHOO~ Thank you so much for picking my card.

Share the 2nd card I made using PDCC49 color combo. I woke up with this idea in my head and just need to see it happen. A CAS card and I like it.


Two Challenges

Finally , I get some energy back. I am getting ready for my vacation and working hard on some project so I can post when I am gone. Before that, I have a card to share.
Made this one for PDCC49 and Get Sketch GS#58.

Here is my take, 

TFL~ Have a nice day.

Oct 3, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Xmas tree.

One more post and I am off to make dinner. Made this one for Hero Arts WCMD favorite color weekend challenge and for this months Holiday theme. Also enter Moxie Fab world offset scallop Gallop challenge and use Paper Craft Go-To Sketch Challenge#7.

My favorite color this season is green with kraft. I punch out scallop strips out of different shades of green and stack them to form a tree. Fun project.
Enjoy the rest of weekend.

Card Patterns Sketch84

Hi everyone. Thank you all for your nice comment. I feel better today and hope to get full recovery soon. It's football Sunday and hubby is home with me. Didn't do much craft this week and really want to make something.

I made this one using Card Patterns Sketch#84 and for Paper Craft Magazine Facebook WCMD giveaway using Orange.

Happy Weekend.

I am the Top 5 winner of Get Sketchy#56  Here. WOOHOO~

Happy Card weekend. Yesterday was World Card Making Day. I know you must make lots of cards. Wish I could join you but instead I spent most of time in bed. I found some energy to make CAS card to share with you.

Made this one for CARD and The ribbon girl's color challenge#1

Sep 30, 2010


I have a quick post today. I didn't feel well and really need some rest. The blog will be quiet for a while. Hopefully I can try to post once ever few days and get back soon.

**I have the winner of my blog candy-----[ISHA]
(I can't find your email on your blog. Can you please email me your mailing address. Thanks.)

Made this card a while ago. Try to enter it last minute for Hero Arts September 2nd round Challenge and for Caardvarks CAS Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciated all your comment. I enjoy readying all your answers of my give away. This is fun and I will definitely to have another one.

Sep 24, 2010

Friday 2nd post

Happy Friday!!! It's been a busy week and I enjoy every moment of it. Thank you all for stopping by and give support to my pair up with Michelle posts. Very appreciated.
Here is my second post. Caardvarks is running a CAS challenge till October 3rd. Guest who is the sponsor ..............That's tight, HERO ARTS. Oh~ the prize is so yummy and I want it. Hope you can find some time to play along.

Here is my first one, there are more to come. (Happen to need a baby girl card which gives me the idea.) Sorry for a bad picture. The texture of the paper is really hard to shoot. You can get a clearer and bigger look by clicking the picture.

Pair up with Michelle Day5

Welcome to the Day5 Pair up with Michelle. Today is a share card day and I can use any Hero Arts stamp. I am in the Halloween mood so I pick CL239 Owl-ween again.

Day5 Shape card, Here is my take.
Stamp: CL239 Owl-ween; S5101 Rain Drop background
  • Die cut card base from Pattern paper
  • Stamp rain drop and ghost on white cardstock, cut out and pop off with foam tape
  • Die-cut BOO and pop off with foam tape
Check out Michelle's blog Here.

Thank you all for the sweet comments. I am very appreciated. I had so much fun. Before you go, don't forget the new blog candy Here.

Sep 23, 2010

Me again

I forgot today is the last for WMSC15 Challenge. I like this sketch and really want to play.  Hope you are not tired of me yet. I use the Color Q Challenge CQC#51

I use Delightful Dahlia set from Papertrey Ink.  Here is my take. I emboss the flower with yellow embossing powder and rub Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Fired Brick Distress ink to create the gradient look. 

Thursday 2nd post

I have a quick Thursday2nd post. So glad it's Friday tomorrow. I am meeting someone and very excited. Got to make sure I have full charged camera with me. Will share this happy news with you later this week.

Made this card for Card Patterns Sketch#82 and Color Throwdown#111. using my PTI stamp. I had hard time putting everything together but happy with the final result.

Stamp: (Year of Flower:Rose, Polka Dot Basics II) Papertrey Ink
Dye ink: (Rose Bud; New Sprout) Tsukineko
Pigment ink: (Coffee Bean) Tsukineko

  • Stamp polka dots on white CS. Stamp rose and leave and cut out. 
  • Punch scallop border, trim and adhere on card
  • Adhere doily, rose, leaves, 
  • Die cut frame and stamp sentiment,pop off with foam tape
  • Tie on ribbon and add gems

Pair up with Michelle Day4

Welcome to Day4 Pair up with Michelle post. Today, we use CG128 Three Flowers. I also enter this card for Wplus9 Color Cue 8 challenge and Get Sketchy#56.

Day 4 CG128 Three Flowers , Here is my take.

  • Make card from white cardstock, trim all panels, mat. Dry emboss green panel, adhere. 
  • Stamp flower on white panel, adhere
  • Stamp flower petal on red PP and stamp leaves on green PP, cut out and adhere. 
  • Stamp again on red and yellow cardstock, cut out and adhere on the flower. 
  • Add Antique Linen Distress Stickles in the center and adhere the whole flower on card front.
  • Stamp sentiment on trimmed vellum with black pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Adhere with vellum tape. Add drew drops.

Thanks for stopping by. I have a blog candy giveaway Here.

Sep 22, 2010

Wednesday 2nd post and blog candy

Hi there. 2nd post today. First I want to announce my blog candy winner......Ayana. I email you.

I did warm you that this is going to be a [2nd post] week. You are going to like this one because this is the Blog Candy post. I am giving out a new CG107 Floral Garden Cling stamp.

Here is some reminding:
**Leave a comment on this post for this prize. I will only draw on this post. I want to know: {What's your favorite color when you craft? }

**You have to be a follower to my blog.

**You have until Wednesday September 29, 2010 to enter to win.

I would very much appreciate it if you would mention my giveaways this week on your blog, facebook, twitter your choice. You do not have to do a separate post about it or even share photos maybe just mention it with a link. I will do this small giveaway more in the future. Come back often.

Pair up with Michelle Day3

Welcome to Day 3 pair up with Michelle post. Today, we use CL238 Owl-Christmas stamp set. I am using the One sheet box Template from Split Coast Stampers. I made this bag use a 8x11" paper with no cutting and tape. Only scoring. Amazing, right? The moment I finish my bag I am in love with it. You got to give it a try. Alright, enough rumbling.

Day 3 CL238 Owl Christmas. Here is my take.
Make the box as instruction. Stamp the S5034 Flourish background with watermark ink and emboss with Winter Wonderland embossing powder. (There is a bit glitter in the powder. It's really beautiful in person and hope you can see in the picture.)
Die cut red and white circle. Stamp the sentiment and stamp the "flowers" in a row. Adhere together and adhere on front. Add embellishment and tie on ribbon. This is a project good for mass-product. 

TFL~ I will be back later for my 2nd post today to announce the new blog candy.
Check out Michelle's blog Here. TFL~

Sep 21, 2010

Tuesday 2nd post

I have a feeling that it's going to be a 2nd post weekend. Haha~~
I made this card for The Play Date cafe Challenge PDCC47. I haven't use this butterfly stamp set for a while and I am glad it fits this challenge. Sorry for a bad picture. It's a cloudy day and lighting is not good. I had hard time get a clear shot. I will try again in the afternoon. Wish my luck to get a good lighting.

I run the white card base through my Big Shot with Sizzix emboss folder. Die cut 4 color scallop square and white emboss the butterfly on it. Die cut the turquoise eyelet lace border from Papertrey ink and die cut the oval and scallop oval for sentiment.

Thank for stopping by. Stay tune, I have a give away coming up tomorrow.

Pair up with Michelle Day2

Hello, Welcome to my Pair up with Michelle Day2. Today we use CL239 Owl-ween. I want to have some fun with this set and I make a gift bag using an envelope from Lisa's tutorial Here. I am telling you. I am in love with this quick and easy bag. You can save tune of time to embellish it and easy for mass product.

Day2 CL239 Owl-ween. Here is my take. I use the bag and spider and use the sentiment from CL353 Happy Halloween.
My BIG monster bag with his little one on the side. (Hope you can get my joke.) I stamp the sentiment with the hand-traced with Spellbinders inverted scalloped square to create a mouth. a spider nose and blacked jiggle eyes. It makes me smile when I see it and hopefully it gives you some smile as well.

Check out Michelle's blog Here. TFL~
Last day for a blog candy. Here TFL~

Sep 20, 2010

2nd post today

2nd post today for some challenge. One card for three challenge. I made this one for Embellish Magazine Paper Piecing Challenge and for Skipping Stone Design SSD042 and enter the last minute Paper Craft September Gallery Challenge.

Quick post. Have to run to the post office. I use the color and paper piecing technique for Embellishment Magazine and use the sketch from Skipping Stone Design.

Pair up with Michelle Day1

Morning. Today is the Day1 for my Pair up Challenge with Michelle. For 5 days posting. From Day1- Day4 we will use the same stamp set to create a card or project and day 5 we have a surprise for you. 

Day1 CL265 Adorable Baby Girl ,Here is my take
I choose to make a gift bag instead a card. Did I tell you I am into the bags recently. Brown and  pink is one of my favorite color combo. I also combine my favorite kraft. I emboss the tree with white embossing powder and color the heart with glitter pen. Under the sentiment, I stamp the flower with light pink. Isn't this cute for a shower party favor?

Make sure to hop over Michelle's blog Here. TFL~
Don't forget to become my follower and comment on this post to win a blog candy. Here

Sep 16, 2010

Fall Project

Today is the last day of Hero Arts September Challenge first round. I have a card and a gift box to share. I am into making boxes/tag/gift card holder recently. Hopefully I will have more to show you soon.

First, is the  gift box. I really like this rdesign. I found this Gable Box tutorial Here on Splitcoast Stamper's blog. It's easy to follow and really fun. Hope you will give it a try.
YES! My new Hero Arts CL457 Real Leaves stamp set arrived yesterday. I have to play with it. It's so beautiful and the first time I saw it I knew I have to have one.  Here it is!!
I find it easier to stamp before you cut out all the score line. Follow the instruction to score lines on a 8x11 kraft cardstock. I stamp the leaves with different pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the S5447 Large Plain Pattern background with white ink. Cut out and add adhere as instruction to assemble the box. Stamp another leave on scrap paper. Cut out and distress the edge with distress ink.
Die cut tag and stamp the sentiment. For the leave, I stamp it once on scrap paper before I stamp on the tag to have a lighter color. Tie on ribbon , attach tag and adhere leave with glue dot. What a beautiful gift box!

Second is a card made with sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge WMSC#14 and enter this one for wee Memories Challenge#22 Fall into Autumn. 
I use the real leave set to create the background. For the background I am inspired by Talented Joy's card here.

I pull out my distress inks and dab them on my craft sheet. (LOVE it. It makes this coloring skill so easy.) Mix the color. Dip the maple leave stamp into the color pool and stamp on white cardstock. Repeat and change stamps. Finally, rub the card with Tea Dye and Antique Linen and Bundled Sage. Distress the edge before adhere on card base. Trim a pattern paper panel and adhere on the left side. Adhere ribbon. Hand sew the buttons with twine. Stamp the leave again on scrap paper. Stamp sentiment and cut out. Pop off with foam tape.

Sep 15, 2010

Winner and new candy

Sorry for the late post and this will be a quick one.

First! We have a winner of my blog candy.....you are not gonna believe this. The winner is my dear Hero Arts friend, Rosemary. Congratulations, I flickr you.

Second! I have a card to share. I made this one for Card Patterns Sketch81. Also use the color from this week's Color Throwdown#110 Some how the god wood stamp jumped into my head when I saw this sketch. This is my finished card. All stamp Hero Arts.
I didn't put a supply list and instruction. Feel free to let me know if you have any question. I will try to answer ASAP.

Another giveaway. Hero Arts CL429 Simple Handmade stamp. The thimble is too cute.
Here are few reminders:
**You have to be a follower to my blog.

**Leave a comment on this post for this prize. I will only draw on this post.

**You have until Wednesday September 22, 2010 to enter to win.

I would very much appreciate it if you would mention my giveaways this week on your blog, facebook, twitter your choice. You do not have to do a separate post about it or even share photos maybe just mention it with a link. I will do this small giveaway more in the future. Come back often.
****This give away is closed. **** 

Sep 14, 2010


Hi everyone, sorry it's been quiet for few days on the blog. I was working really hard on Hero Arts , Operation Write Home. It's sunch an great even and happy to be part of it. You can see all my card in my Flickr album Here.
You can always send cards to our Heroes. Check all the details HERE.

I had this idea for PDCC46 in my head over the weekend. Even though I am still covering from all the the weekend hard work. I just have to make this one.

I made a wedding set. A card and a pillow favor box holder. Sentiment are from CL360 Best Wishes and CL342 Everyday Saying. Background pink paper is clear embossed with S5264 Antique Flower Background stamp. I die cut and emboss the black frame from Cuttlebug Damask Frame set. Add MS black glitter and adhere on pink panel.Die cut label and stamp sentiment with watermark ink. Emboss with detail black embossing powder. Add white tulle and gems.

For the Pillow favor box. Die cut label from embossed pink cardstock. Black damask die cut is also add black glitter. Thanks for stopping by.

I will announce the blog candy winner and new candy tomorrow.

Sep 10, 2010

Operation Write Home and Hero Arts Bash

Hero Arts is hosting Virtual Card Making Party Challenge with Operation Write Home from today to Sunday. You have the whole weekend to play along. There are tons of challenges, games and prize to win. You can find all the details on Hero Arts Flickr Master list Here

Here are few rules to follow:
  • Create a card and post it in the Hero Arts Flickr group.
  • Include the tag “OWHbash” on each card you create and you’ll be entered for random prizes from Hero Arts!
  • Link the card to the challenge thread that you are playing in.  
  • The deadline will be Sunday, September 12 at 11:59pm PST. Play anytime between Friday morning and Sunday night!
  • Check back on Monday, September 13 for the prize announcements.
  • Send your cards to Operation Write Home. Shipping information here: http://operationwritehome.org/mailroom 
Also please keep the following Operation Write Home guidelines in mind:
- No glitter. It can cause soldiers to be detectable in night vision.
- Standard size A2 cards are preferred (4.25 x 5.5”)
- If the card base is a dark color, please line the inside with light colored paper to make it easier for the troops to write in.
- Include the words “Operation Write Home” on the back of each card.
- More helpful information from OWH can be found at www.owhhomefrontblog.org/p/about-owh.html

Here are my two cards. (I had a rough morning and didn't make enough. I want to boost up to play with all the challenges. See you there.)
First one Sending love butterfly for Use your Stash Challenge

Second one Blue and silver Xmas for Blue and Silver Challenge

Sep 8, 2010

Tiffany Doodles

I made this card for my niece, Ally who is 4 and half now. She is super smart and with a kind heart. She loves dancing and singing and barbie. Guess what's her favorite color, that's right, PINK. She just started her ballet class. My sister told me the first day she got her tutu. She hasked to wear it right away and can't stop spinning. OH~ What a happy child. I love her so much.

I made this card for her because she is in class lily. I don't have a lily stamp actually and when I browse the net try to find one, I found a digital stamp and also a color challenge of Tiffany Doodles. Use pink, cream and light green. You have until September 30th to enter.

I use her freebie, Daylily. This is exactly what I want. So pretty.

Trim pattern paper from K&Company call, Brenda Walton Small Wonder Girl and adhere on white card base. Punch two borders with EK Success border punch call, Daisy Scallop from white cardstock. Adhere on card base and tie on pink polka dot ribbons.

I print the daylily on a white card stock and color with Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress ink. Add detail with green and brown markers. Spread pearl water(Perfect Pearls mix with water, sorry it's hard to see in the picture.) Cut out the lily and pop off on die cut scallop oval with foam tape. Adhere on card front. Add pink pearl and punched butterfly from Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to become my follower to win a beautiful stamp here.