Dec 20, 2011

Hero Arts Sketch contest

2nd post today to post my Hero Arts December contest:Sketch challenge. You can find all the details Here. I also submit this one for CREATE Blog challenge: New Year cards. (details Here)

Here is my card. I want a striking color to show off the die cut glittered numbers so I choose black and white. I embossed the white card stock to add texture. White embossed the sentiment on black card stock.

Stamp: CL343 Holiday Saying-Hero Arts
Die:By the numbers - PTI
Glitter: Martha Stewart


MIM#46 Any Die Into a Folded Tag

Hi, quick post to share a card I made for Make It Monday#46: Any Die Into a Folded Tag. You can find the Tutorial Video and the beautiful tags made by Erin Lincoln Here. Hope you play along.

I made a baby girl tag for my neighbor and using Mat Stack4 and Sweet Baby stamp set. I made the tag as showed in the video. Stamp the sentiment and die cut the pink doted giraffe from 2009 Bitty Dot Basics pattern paper and adhere on the tag. Tie on twine and adhere doily.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dec 13, 2011

Hero Arts December Contest

Hi everyone, LONG LONG time no see. I can't believe I last post is September. Sorry not being able to catch up for so long. How is everyone, hope all is good. My baby and I are doing fantastic. Channing is such a wonderful baby, good eater, good sleeper, good player. I can't ask for more.

Here I want to share a card I made for Hero Arts December Contest and is inspired by Shari Carroll's Pocket card Here. Its so much fun. You have to give it a try.

I made a Snowball as the focal point. Lots of shine on it. I don't know about you but me, I always have some glitter and shining on my holiday cards. Haha~ 
 I follow the instruction to made a craft card base. Stamp the snowflakes.
Die cut a circle from a white cardstock and stamp the image, color with Copic. The I ink up the whole circle with VersaMark ink then sprinkle lots of glittered embossing powder to cover it. After heat set, its not only shine from the glitter but also the embossed surface. Very pretty.

Here is the close look of the snowball. Pretty~huh~

Here is the inside of the card. You can see the pocket here. I stamp the sentiment and more snowflake to decorate the inside.

Stamp: CG229 Classic Holly, CL551 Decorate You Holiday -Hero Arts
Ink:Fresh Snow-PTI; Tuxedo Black, Coffee Bean-Tsukineko
VersaMark Watermark Ink-Tsukineko
Border Punch: Large Scallop Circle- EK Success
Die: Classic Circle-Spellbinders
Glitter embossing powder; Copic markers

Thank for stopping by today.

Sep 23, 2011

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images

Happy Friday, Quick post for PTI's Make It Monday#33:Frosted Images
This is such a fun technique and I really like the subtle texture.

I stamp the poppies ans stems using Lisa's technique and stamp dandelion using VersaMark ink.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Sep 9, 2011

Make It Monday#31

Hi, just want to pop in to share a card I made during my son's nap time. This is for a dear friend's daughter's birthday. The theme is about candies and everything sweet. I think ice cream will be a great idea for her card. Also I made this one for this week's Make It Monday. Check out the video create by Dawn McVey here: MIM#31Creating Backgrounds with Non-background Stamps

I create the background using the stamp from All About You set. FUN~~

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend.

Aug 27, 2011

MIM#29 Free Style Copic Coloring

Hi everyone,

Long time no see. I am doing well and so does my baby boy. I enjoy every moment with my little one, at the same time I am also glad to spend some time at my craft room.

I made this one for MIM#29 Free Style Copic Coloring. You can find all the details, prize and awesome tutorial video Here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

Aug 24, 2011

Publish Card Ideas for Paper Crafters

Card Ideas For Paper Crafters is now available for purchase. This is a special issue of Go-To Sketch. You can find lots of sketches and the projects take on the sketches. Lots lots of inspiration. You don't want to miss this one.

Here is one of my project included in this issue. You can find this one on P.104. Love this color combination. Love Flourish from Hero Arts Thank you Flourish set. So pretty and elegant.

Paper Crafts September/October 2011 issue is also available now. There are so many SUPER cute Halloween/Fall projects to inspire you and give you a head start for the coming soon Holiday. Also lots of other brilliant creations you don't want to miss.
Here is my project in this issue. Fun, fun, fun. This is one of my favorite stamp set from Hero Arts:Frightful Clear stamp. I die-cut window from card base and die-cut the inverted scallop ring from black cardstock. Then adhere on card base. Stamp BOO and Happy Haunting. Stamp ghost on white cardstock, cut out and pop off with foam tape inside the card. Adhere ribbons and attach tag with brad.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Jul 6, 2011

The Play Date Cafe#89 Guest Designer

Hi everyone, I am SO SO SO excited to shout out that I am the guest designer of The Play Date Cafe this week. You don't want to miss this week's color story and awesome prize. Make sure to check out all the contest details and great creations from The Play Date Cafe Design team. They've prepared a wonderful eye candy for you. The deadline is Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 11:59 pm ESTCome play with us and see you there. 
Here is this week's color story. Is it gorgeous!! Love Love Love it. I just love the soft tone from all the yummy photos. I had so much fun playing with this color combo. I am sure you will have fun too. Can't wait to see your take on this challenge.

This week's fabulous sponsor is The Craft’s Meow, who are so generous provided the DT with stamp to use for the challenge. This is the beautiful stamp I used for my card called: Celebrating You Stamp Set.

Here is my card. I stamp the flower and sentiment on craft card base with Rich Cocoa ink. Die-cut Eyelet Circle from white card stock and adhere on card base. Stamp flowers and leaves again on white cardstock with Desert Sand ink, color with markers and cut out. Pop off on card with foam tape. Tie on ribbon and add gems.

Close up

Stamp:Celebrating You Stamp Set (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand (Tsukineko)
Dies: Eyelet Circles (Spellbinders)
Markers, Ribbon, Gems,

Thank you all so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think about this card.

Have a great day. Off to spend some quality time with my little man. 

Jun 26, 2011

My Baby

Hi everyone.

Just want to pop in really quick to share a wonderful news. My baby ,Channing Hsu arrived early morning on June 17th. He is a beautiful and  healthy baby. We are busy getting into our new routine and get some sleep here and there. Just fed him one hour ago and I am so enjoy spending quality time with him in the early morning. Just us two.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day. Off to get some sleep.

Jun 3, 2011

Embellish +Card Patterns117

Happy Friday!!! I am having great time with my family now. OH~ It is so good to have them here. My mom is making homemade healthy yummy food. My dad is helping us to decorate and plan some flowers in my yard. My sister is helping here and there. They are still try to adjusting the time different ,jet-leg and the shocking cold weather. We are having fun.

Made this card when they were taking naps for Embellish Magazine Text Color Trend Challenge+ Card Patterns 117

I black emboss the typewriter to make it pop. I stamp the sentiment 3 times without reinking to create the gradual look. (Stamps are all from Hero Arts. Typewriter, Sentiment and heart circles from CL483 Type set and text from CG125 Friends Definition.)
Here you can see the embossed part.
Have a great weekend.Off to hang out with my family.

May 31, 2011


Happy Tuesday. How is everyone 's long weekend? After hanged out with friends for a chicken wing feast at Wing Dome. Hubby and I share a sweet treat at Cupcake Royale. Their cupcakes are just heavenly good.
 Highly recommend: Red Velvet cupcake. Yum~ Yum~ Yum~
Decafe Latte with Classic and Red Velvet Cupcake

Enough food talk. I want to share a card made for CR84FN30 challenge. I am inspired by the photo full of baby goodies.

Stamps are all from Papertrey Ink. I stamp the onesie on blue felt and cut out. Also die cut the strip from blue felt using Eyelet Lace Border dies.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.

May 30, 2011


Happy Memorial Day!!!  I am super excited that my family (Mom, Dad and younger sister) will arrive on Wednesday morning and they will stay with us for 2 months. YA~~ Can't wait to see them. (I plan to take 2 months off crafting (SAD) because I won't have much time after the baby gets here but hopefully I can find sometime to have some craft fun.) Today I have a card to share.

This one is made for  PDCC83 + WMSC49It's color splash week on PDCC, black + white + hint of green. I also use sketch from WMSC49.
I try to keep it simple and clean. All stamps from Waltzing Mouse. I use the snowflake from Season's of love-Tag set and repeat stamping to create the background.

Hope you all have a great weekend. 

May 29, 2011

MIM#16 Sympathy Card

Happy Sunday. Just want to pop in really quick to share a card made for MIM#16 Sympathy Card.

I want to keep it simple and elegant. Here is what I came up.

Have a great long weekend.

May 21, 2011

Embellish Tags Color Trends Challenge, CTD142

Hi, second post today. Share two quick cards, first one made for Embellish Tags Color Trends Challenge. I dig out my K&Company Die-cut cardstock and play with it.
I stamp PTI Background Basics:Tiny Types in VersaMark Champagne Dazzle. Pop off the glittered grey die-cut leave with foam tape. The tag is from Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels NO.18 and sentiment from PTI Mat Stack 2.

This one is make for Color Throwdown#142.
I want to keep the card simple and elegant. Again, I use the die-cut cardstock and acetate from K&Company. Also the butterfly chipboard embellishment from Me&My Big ideas. Sentiment from Waltzing  Mouse Fancy Phrase.

Thanks for looking.

MIM#15+Paper Craft Color Challenge

Hi~ Happy Saturday!!
Just want to pop in really quick to share a card I made Friday night fro two challenges:
MIM#15:Make Your Own Spray Mist and Paper Craft Color Inspiration Challenge#5

I love how Jennifer Ellefson did on the tutorial video. I stamp the Background Basics: Retro, spray the orange pearly mist on card and run it through the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I die cut the leaves from Turning a New Leaves die and die cut the flower from pink felt. Fun~

Enjoy the weekend.

May 20, 2011

PDCC82. WMSC47, CR84FN28, Card Patterns115

Happy Friday , the weather is so nice this week in Seattle and I try to soak up as much Vitamin D as I can. The sunshine makes all the flowers look so much prettier. Have a good news to share : I am Fab 4 of PDCC81, There is a fun color combo this week and hope you play along.

I have two cards to share today. First is for PDCC82 and WMSC47
(Miss the deadline for few minutes. I thought it closed midnight. bummer) 
Here is my card. I want to jump out of my comfort zone and play with some shabby color so I apply Tea Dye distress ink on all the elements, paper, ribbon, rose. Still keep it simple as I always like. What do you think?
I got the inspiration from Jean Martin again to stamp the borders on punch out border. You can see her beautiful  creation Here. What a genius idea and I just have to give it a try.
The border on punched out cardstick is from Waltzing Mouse stamp Very Vintage labels No. 10 , sentiment from Papertrey Ink Big and Bold Wishes.

Second card made for CR84FN28 (Color) and Card Patterns Sketch115 (sketch)

Here is my card. I need a birthday card for a sweet little girl. She is a happy kid and always smiling. You can find sunshine through her smile. This weeks CR84FN color is bright and bold, just perfect for her.
I create the bottom pattern using PTI Background Basics: Retro and marker. Sentiment from PTI Tag-Its#1 and flower from Flower Fusion#1. I also die cut a butterfly out of yellow felt from Spellbinder dies.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.