Aug 30, 2010

Really easonale Ribbon's Challenge

Made this one for Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge#6. The theme is ALOHA. I don't have a Hawaii related stamp but instead I have some stickers. I try to cooperate them with some Hawaii related items. I die cut the alphabets to spell Aloha and use lot's of bright colors.There is time to play along, the deadline is August 31st. 5:00pm EST.

Aug 28, 2010

Amuse Marigold Thanks

Happy Saturday!!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I just got home from a wonderful class teaching by Julie Ebersole from Amuse. She is  SUPER talented and full of energy. This is my first time taking her class I LOVE it. I want to take this card to say thank you to Julie for a wonderful class.

There is a wonderful surprise for me. I met talented and sweet Ashely, Cherry Hill Design. She sits right across my table and we are working together. So exciting. This is the first I actually meet someone I know from the blog in person. (So sad, we don't have a camera with us to "keep" the moment.) I know I will take more Julie's class and I promise next time when I meet Ashley I will make sure we get the photo DONE.

Take home two beautiful stamps Marigold solid and Marigold. I am so inspired by Julie's card and made this one for PDCC44. I have this week's "colour horribilis challenge" stuck in my head for few days. I have no clue how to put these three color together and I think Amuse stamps are perfect for this challenge.
I stamp Marigold with watermark ink on Navy blue cardstock and use clear embossing powder.Trim a piece of mustard cardstcok and adhere on card base. Trim a white panel, ink up Marigold solid using two color, Mustard Seed distress ink (Ranger) and Pink A la mode(Hampton art). Stamp sentiment(So Artsy from Hero Arts) with Ocean Depth(Versa Magic). Adhere on card and add pearls.

Note:Really it's a bold bright pink (see the color Here) but after it mix up with the mustard seed it turned into kind of orange tune to me. It's a beautiful mistake and I hope this still qualify for the challenge.

Aug 24, 2010


Last minute card for the PDCC43. A quick post. I stamp the Wild Bouquet on white cardstock. I color the tips of the flower with Lime Star Gelly Roll. Adhere on a green panel and adhere on punch out borders. After adhere the focal panel on light green card base. I add Glossy Accents on the tips and glue the punched out butterflies. Add gems. TFL~

I have a blog candy giveaway, please see the details on the previous post.
Close up , you can see the glossy accent.
Stamp: K5360 Wild Bouquet (Hero Arts)

Aug 18, 2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have fun along the way, too! So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants! So let's get going! Also, if you are lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! (Blurb originally from Lawn Fawn blog. )

Here are my cards for kids. I pull out my background stamps and embossing folders. I love making kids card. They are always colorful and joyful. Also I like to add initial on each card to make it personal. It really adds up the fun.

For Gavin, stamp from Sandy Lion. I stamp the image on felt and cut out. Add brads.
For Sami, I die cut the butterfly and add gems and more pink butterflies.

If you link to my blog from Kristina's blog that means you are on the track. No worry, if you just check in or got lost, you can always click Lawn Fawn Blog to see the complete blog list.

Your next stop Leigh Ann  Thanks for stopping by. Happy Hopping.

Aug 17, 2010

PDCC42 take 2

I had this idea stock in my head the whole night and I just need to make it happen. A last minute card for PDCC#42. This is my 2nd card for the challenge.

Stamp: (Polka Dot Basic II, Year of Flowers:Roses)

Aug 16, 2010

PDCC42+2 more challenge

Happy Monday. I have two great news to share. I am so happy that I am the Cup of the week of  PDCC#41. You can find the post here. (Scroll down to the button to see my card.) It's such a honor and I am so thrill to win the chance to be a guest designer. WOOHOO~ Thank you PDCC team to pick my card.

Also I am Wee Memories Challenge #17 Fabulous 4.Thank you for picking my card. You make my Monday a happy one.

I have a quick card to share today. I use the color from PDCC42, Dark brown, Green and Beige. New challenge is posted every Thursday. They have super talented DT and entries. See you there next time.
Also for TESC124 and Paper Craft Magazine August challenge: Button, Brad and Ribbons.


Aug 13, 2010

Random Hero Arts

Happy Friday, I have a random card to share today. Some how I never really know how to cooperate the coral flower into my card. I made one for Embellish Magazine's Label challenge and fell in love with it. So I made another one with the same coral flower but with a different design.
Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend!!

First one, I use a beautiful Roam Fabric Covered Brads from K&Company. Isn't it cute? It goes with my brown ribbon perfectly.

Second one, I use a giant gem I got from Michael's. I color it with marker to give it a different tune.This is the one I made for Embellish Magazine's Label challenge in June. You can fine my post here.

Please let me know if you need any supplies information.

Aug 10, 2010


Happy Tuesday!!I made two cards for The Play Date Cafe PDCC41. Also enter this for Simon Says Stamp and show: Things with wings

First one using my favorite, hero Arts Dogwood stamp.
I stamp Dogwood with watermark ink and using white embossing powder. Sponge Wild Honey distress ink all over the image. Wipe the access with baby wipe. Stamp the sentiment with Wild Honey as well. Punch butterflies out of red cardstock and adhere on card. Punch edge. Easy~ Breeze~
Close up to see the white embossed Dogwood.

Second one,Die cut circle from white cardstock. Stamp the swirls with watermark ink and using clear embossing powder. Rub Wild Honey Distress ink heavily on to do resist. Adhere on die-cut red circle and adhere on card base. Trim strips, stamp sentiment with Wild Honey. Snip the two ends and Pop off with foam type on a piece of red strip adhered on card base.

For the butterfly. I stamp it with watermark ink on red CS and using clear embossing powder. Color with clear start Gelly Roll pen and pop off on card front with foam tape. Add gems.
S5362 Dogwood
CL140 Thinking of you Messages

CL401 Speckled Ornament
CL383 Antique Engravings
CL371 Essential Messages

Aug 7, 2010

Color Throwndown104

My second post today. This week I feel very color challenge. Here is another one, Color Throwdown, CTD#104 using Orange, yellow and olive green. Here is my card.
I use Delightful Dahlia from PTI. White emboss the big and small Dahlia on orange and yellow cardstock. Cut out. Stamp the leave and background with watermark ink.
Die cut label 4 from white cardstock and emboss with my new Sizzix embossing folder, Snowflake#6. Fond it at Joann with 40% off. Hooray~
Adhere two yellow flowers and leaves on the label. Pop off the orange flower with foam type.

Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful weekend.

Color Cue 6

-->Happy Saturday. I just had a nice weekend breakfast with my DH. I love weekend breakfast because we can sit down and take our time without rush. It's a raining day in Seattle. I guess we will have to cancel the garden mission and find something indoor to do. 

Made this last minute card for Color Cue 6 using Cream or White/Coral/Kradt/Brown. Here is my take.
I die cut 4 butterflies from pattern paper. Adhere the first one on white die-cut big scallop rectangle. Glue the other 3 in the center and bend the wings. Add glitter glue on the first one. Quick and fun. 

Close up to see the glitter. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

CL283 Scroll Frame and Messages

Thank you for AnitaRex 's comment and I also enter this one to Wee Memories Challenge:Butterflies

Aug 6, 2010

Tuesday trigger:She sells seashells

Happy Friday. I made this one for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger:She Sells Seashell. The moment I saw the photo, I know which stamp I want to use immediately. The sea shells in Hero Arts:Antique Engravings set are perfect for this project. I had hard time putting them together. This is my fourth try and I like the final result. Play along and there is time. You have until Sunday August 15 to submit your project.

I am inspired not only by the seashell bracelet but also the pink bottle in the back. I decide to add a bit pink. I want to keep the focal image as monochromatic as possible and just a little bit shine from the Stickle. Not too much cause I don't want the Gold over powder. Keep it under a soft tune.

Thanks for Stopping by.Have a nice weekend.

CL383 Antique Engravings
S5435 Graph Background
CL140 Thinking of you Messages
Watermark ink: Dazzle-Champagne
Chalk ink:Wheat (Tsukineko)
Dye ink: Scattered straw, Antique linen, Vintage photo (Distress Ink)
Scattered straw Stickles, Gold rod Stickles, Clear start Gelly Roll
Gems , Ribbon

Aug 3, 2010

PDCC40+Hero Arts

Hello, how is everyone's Tuesday? I am busy in the kitchen and the craft room. I made strawberry Jello with real strawberries in it. Summer time is great time to enjoy all kinds of berries.

Here is my take on The play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC40. It's color splash week and it means black and white with a hint of color. Black and white, I have to play. This week's color is Green. Here is my take on the Challenge. It's hard to take a good picture of this card. I am wondering id that's because of the glitters. I took a LOT and they are all loose focus. I picked the best I can get and sorry about the bad picture.
This month Hero Arts new challenge theme is Keep in touch&back to school. Keep in touch can be friendship, hello, thinking of you.......,I will enter this one to the challenge.
I use my favorite Hero Arts Dogwood stamp and new favorite Lace background. Stamp the dogwood with white ink on black cardstock. (I could 've use white embossing powder but I didn't for this card I want the subtle color from the white ink.) Punch corner. Die cut label and trace the frame with black pen before take out of the die. Stamp sentiment with black ink and thread ribbon. Adhere on black pannel and affix on card base.

Close up to see my glittered green butterfly.
To make the Glitter butterflies. First I stamp the Lace background with Peel paint and Shabby shutter distress ink on white cardstock. Peel off one side of the Peelnstick double-sided adhesive sheet (You can find it at Craft store at the type/adhere section)and affix on the stamped panel. Punch butterflies with Martha Stewart punch, peel off the other side of the sheet and sprinkle MS crystal coarse glitter. Glue the butterflies with glossy accent and add gems and bow.
**Thank you True for reminding me to enter this one to Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge#5 , using black and white with ribbons. **

Thanks for stopping by.

Aug 1, 2010

Color throwdown103.

Happy Sunday, I hope you all have a great weekend. This will be a quick post.
I find some time to craft a bit and play with Color Throwdown#103 using two shades of green and red. I want to use this stamp call , Good Thought for a awhile and  really happy with my card. 
I clear emboss the flower on white card stock and color it with Fired brick distress ink. Cut out and curl the petal with scissor before adhere on the card front. Add chunky glitter in the center.
Thanks for stopping by.