Jun 30, 2010

A dream come true.

Hello everyone, I have a great news to announce. I am invited to be the guest designer of the Penny Black. I can't tell you how happy I am and this is a dream come true. Thank you Penny Black and it's such an honor.
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Today, I have two cards to share with you.
First one is [May all your dreams come true]. I stamp the beautiful flowers in Wheat to create the background. Stamp the sentiment in Coffee bean on white cardstock. Mount on Brown shinning paper. Stamp the flower again in Coffee Bean on white scrap paper, cut out and use sponge to color with Antique Linen and Vintage photo, Adhere the flower on card front use foam type to pop off. Highlight the center with some glitter gel. This is a pretty and elegant card. I really like how it came out. The sentiment [May all your dreams come true] is so beautiful.
The second one I stamp the beautiful corner piece three times on coral cardstock and adhere on white A2 card base. Die cut two ovals. Stamp tulip in watermark ink on Coral cardstock and sprinkle white emboss powder, heat set. Adhere at card front. Also white emboss the sentiment. The white oval and sentiment really echo the focal point.
[May all your dream come true]
Stamp:(Flower Gallery, Dreams ) Penny Black, Dye Ink:(Antique Linen, Vintage Photo) Ranger, Pigment Ink:(Wheat, Coffee bean) TSUKINEKO,

[Thank you Tulip]
Stamp:(Enjoy, Corner Piece
--> -->)Penny Black, Pigment ink:(Perfect Plumeria)TSUKINEKO, Watermark ink:TSUKINEKO, Dies:(Oval) Spellbinders,

Jun 27, 2010


This is a quick post. I made this one for Color Throwdown#98 and using CAS91.  This is really a CAS card and I like the color combo. Stamp the Canvas strip in pink. White emboss the flower and leaf and cut out. Adhere the punch out scallop strip and Stamp the sentiment. Adhere the flower and glue the button. Done.

Jun 24, 2010

Embellish Babies Challenge

Embellish Magazine is running a baby color challenge. My favorite baby cards how can I miss this. I made 2 cards.
This one I combine 2 challenges. I use Card patterns Sketch69 and the color from Embellish Baby.
The second one is a soft tune. Everything is light and soft. It's good for both baby boy and baby girl or some of those who don't want to know the gender.

Tuesday trigger: Halt! It'a a Halter!

Made this card for Moxie Fab world Tuesday Trigger: Halt! It's a Halter! Challenge. The print on the dress caught my eyes when I see the picture. I am happy with the final card and it's just what I imagining in my head. Reminds me that Summer is here.
This is also a fun card to make. I ink up the flower really good with watermark ink and KISS it on the Canvas strips with Grey. Stamp on white cardstock and emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat the red and yellow flowers and they are also clear embossed. Then I apply the black distress ink really heavy on the paper to create the black base. It's really fun and I had a good time playing with this one.


Jun 22, 2010

Wow,wow, wow

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much, Hero Arts!!
Just want to share my happiness with you all.
I had this surprise package sitting on my front door. Well, I have to say I am very looking forward to it's arrival and what really surprises me is it's such a BIG box. Here is my goodies from a blinkie giveaway. You never know when you will get picked and get a box of sweet treat from Hero Arts. hero Arts, you are such a generous and kind company.
In the box, I found my favorite, Stencil Flower, new release from Arts and Crafts Summer 2010 (Click to shop). This is a big motivation and I have to make a card right away. 
Thank you Hero arts. You really make my heart happy!

Jun 17, 2010

Embellish Labels#2

Hi, I am back for my second card for Embellish Labels Color ChallengeI found some coral flowers in the box and they are perfect for this project. I really like the white emboss flourish on yellow paper. I had trouble with this color combo and after I finish this card. I fell for it. I made more cards using this combo and hope to be able to show you soon in the future.
I use my favorite Hero arts stamp,CL142 Thank You , S5034 Flourish and S4878 Old Letter Writing with Ranger distress inks. I really like the result. TFL~

Embellish Labels+ Waltzing Mouse

It's been a caos week that my fridge started to make weird noise and start to raise the temperature. I need to move all the still eatable ones out and through away the spoiled ones. I don't like to through food away and this is killing me. Well, my handy hubby fix the problem and get it work now and I hope it won't break too soon again. To the bright side, I can take this chance to clean up the "whole" fridge. Right~ ?!  

Made this one for two challenges. Embellish Label Color Challenge and Waltzing Mouse sketch#2. I thought I have one more week for the label color challenge and found out the deadline is actually today. I wish I had more time to take this one and glad there is still time for a last minute card. I will come back for another one that I am working on now.
Stamp:CL297 Four Japanese Dolls , CG123 Flower Wall Paper (Hero arts)

Jun 12, 2010

Tuesday trigger: Popsicles

The weather has been really weird and the sun finally comes out. We are doing some gardening today and try to enjoy the late good weather.Do you have weekend plan? Hope you have a nice weekend.

Made two cards for Moxie Fab World Tuesday trigger: Popsicles. There is still time to play and You have until Sunday to link up your creations. Hope you find some time to play along.The color is so vivid and I am inspried how the color blend together.
 First one I black emboss the leave and use a mask when I apply Broken china, Mustard seed and Dried Marigold with blending tool. Wow, the color really pop out and pretty. Because the focal imagine is so pretty, I try to keep the card simple to really show it. Embellish with a folded yellow flower and gem. Stamp the sentiment. I am happy with it.
Second one, I die cut the scallop rectangle. White emboss the leave and apply the inks. Then adhere on the card base that I stamp the flourish around the Kraft card base with Watermark ink. They are from the same stamp set and they really make a pretty card.

Jun 10, 2010

Curtain Call ACT33+FTL93+Caardvarks#2

This card is for Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 33} and using Clean and simple FTL93 sketch. I try to do more color challenge now. This is a beautiful color combo. Even thought the deadline is today and I hope you can give it a try some day.
I use the same stamp to create the background and the focal point by using different color of ink. it gives a tune on tune look which I really like. I spread some pearl water on the front flower and it's hard to show in the picture.
I create the background by stamp the flower with ,Aspen Mist, and dry emboss with impression plate, the canvas side then mount on a dark blue cardstock. Stamp the flower again with,Aegean blue, on light blue cardstock and clear emboss and cut out. Color the center with glitter pen. Stamp the leave with Aloe vera on light green cardstock. cut out. Stamp polka dots with watermark ink on dark blue card stock. Pop off the big flower using foam tape. Attach leaves and gems.

stamp:(Big and small flowers)Hero Arts, (Polka dot basic II)PTI, Ink:Aspen Mist, Aegean blue, Aloe vera(Tsukineko), Watermark ink:(Tsukineko), Impressions plate(PTI)

Jun 9, 2010

Kathy's sweet give away

Kathy is having a wonderful and generous give away on her blog. All you need to do is post this news on your blog and link back Inlinkz list with your blog address. Easy~ Lot's of Hero Arts goodies that you don't want to miss. Good luck!!
 Thank you Kathy and happy anniversary!!! 

Jun 7, 2010

Color Cue4

I found another color challenge on line and this is my take on color cue4. It's combination of white, Deep blue, light yellow and light blue. I had hard time to get a clean focal image so I decide to cut out the one and use foam tape to pop it off at card front. I use the strip background stamp from Hero Arts using Water mark ink to create the card base, this is my light yellow. TFL~
Stamp:(Cuckoo, Strips Pattern) Hero Art,

Moxie Fun With Fabric ChallengeX3

My last card for Moxie  Fun With Fabric Challenge.

Trigger:Bring on the brides

Made this one for Moxie Fab world Tuesday trigger. This week's trigger is a wedding picture with lots of bright color and flowers. I love there is lots of white space in the picture and I try to keep in mind when I make this card. I choose using the sentiment, Thank you instead Congrats because I think this one is good for a Thank you card.
Also enter this one for Caardvarks's June card challenge: Wet or Dry emboss.
I clear emboss the background with Hero Arts Cling stamp: Flower Wall Paper and also the green part of the focal point.

Stamp:(Flower Wall Paper, Silhouette Garden,Thank you saying )Hero Arts, Iink:(Shabby Shutter, Black Soot)Ranger, Watermark ink:Tsukineko, Dies:(Circle, Scallop circle)Spellbinders,  Accessories: Flowers(Prima), Gems, Ribbon, , Clear emboss powder

Jun 5, 2010

Moxie Fun With Fabric Challenge

Made two cards for Moxie Fab World Fun with Fabric Challenge. Two very different card. First one I play with some canvas. You can check on Jennifer McGuire's tutorial here.


Stamp:( Thank You, Three designer leaves)Hero Arts, Ink:(Vintage Photo) Ranger, Pattern paper:( The Linen Closet)DCWV, Dies:(Scallop Square) Spellbinders, Fabric:Canvas

Stamp:( Dogwood, Anytime Messages,)Hero Arts, Ink:(Vintage photo) Ranger,  Access:Ribbon, Twine, Button(PTI), stickle, Fabric:Canvas, Paint: Yellow, Green

Jun 1, 2010


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  • Paper Crafts Magazine September/October 2011 issue (1 card-Coming soon)
  • Go-to Sketches For Card Makers of Paper Crafts Magazine(2 cards-Coming soon)
  • Paper Craft Magazine March/April 2011 issue (1 gift box)
  • Stamp it! Technique of Paper Crafts Magazine(1st acceptance)

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