Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Holiday Card ~Glittered button berry~

I like customizing buttons and make it unique. The buttons I used for this card are originally just plane clear button. I applied liquid glue to the button and sprinkled lots of red glitter.
Yep, that's it, too easy to make glittered button! :)

Leaves are from stamp set CG363 Poinsettia&Berries, colored in those leaves with distress ink Peeled Paint. I also used one of berries image from the same stamp set to make a background.

And I got new shadow ink "soft granite" the other day and have waited to use it until today,
and I LOVE it! It's really nice grey color, definitely it works well for holiday cards.
So glad I bought this ink. :)

Here is the closer look of the card.

I used two background stamps which are "Music background CG222" and "Happy definition CG269" with my new soft granite ink. When I stamped Happy definition using this ink, I stamped on regular copy paper once, then I stamped to my tag shape because I wanted to see happy definition image with lighter color behind music notes. and I guess it worked? :) hehe

Anyway, thanks for looking at my card! and I am off to make another holiday card. :)

Patterned Paper: Tea for two 6x6 pad from Cosmo Cricket

Monday, October 8, 2012

World Card Making Day

I started making 2012 holiday card since last month.
But I made only a few... I have to focus on this more! (I know!)

Anyway here is one of my holiday cards, I made this one on WCMD. 

"it's the most WONDERFUL time of the year"
Yes, exactly! my favorite time of the year! 

I made poinsettia embellishment using Hero Arts&BasicGrey stamp set CG363.
Stamped flower image onto water color paper with VersaMark and white embossing powder,
and used two distress inks (fired brick, aged mahogany) and perfect pearls. Then I stamped Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" S4878 with white pigment ink to add some texture,
and put bunch of pearl stones.

Here is the closer look of poinsettia.

Thank you for looking at my project! 

Happy stamping! :)

Stamps: Poinsettia&Berries CG363 (Hero Arts&BasicGrey)
           Old Letter Writing S4878 (Hero Arts)
           All is Bright (My minds eye)
Patterned Paper: 25 Days of Christmas 6x6 (Simple Stories)
                        Handmade Holiday 6x6 (Simple Stories)
Inks: fired brick, aged mahogany, peeled paint (Distress ink from Ranger)
Perfect perals (Ranger)

Saturday, September 29, 2012


It's almost end of September and I have been enjoy my crafting time.
And one big event is running over at Simon Says Stamp this month called "Stamptember"
I really like this naming because I love stamping!!

Simon Says Stamp is one of my favorite online store and I shop there often.
They ship pretty fast (it's international shipping for me but it takes usually only 5days to ship)
and very reliable, and of course there are lots of stamps!
 which is the most important thing for me.

When my package was arrived and I open it, seeing what I got in person is the most exciting and happiest moment! Every time I smile a lot. :)

So this is the card for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate "Stamptember".

Congratulation for 10 years anniversary Simon Says Stamp!

And thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my project on your blog.

Happy stamping!

Stamp: Lauderdale Floral CL513 (Hero Arts/Basic Grey)
          I HEART U Cling Rubber Stamp JCS162 (Darcie's)
          Be Happy Sentiments Rubber Stamps Amy R. (C.C. Designs)
Pattern Paper: Double Dutch 6x6 (Lilybeedesign)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thank you ~fall color~

I made a "Thank you" card using fall colors, 
referred color palette of Hero Arts September contest.

This is my card.

I did water coloring again! and this time I also used perfect pearls for the flowers.
They are shinning in real life. Here is the closer look.

Oh, and I put glossy accents on the hearts. :)

By the way, I love woodgrain stamp! It's so versatile!


Stamps (all from Hero Arts):
CL500 Love Every Day
S5208 Designer Woodgrain
CG409 Keep Calm (Thank you sentiment)
Clear embossing powder (from Hero Arts)
Inks : Black dye ink (Hero Hues), Iris Chalk ink (Hero Hues), Peeled paint Distress ink (from Ranger), Chicken Feed dye ink (from Jenni bowlin for Ranger), Lavender Sachet dye ink (from Jenni bowlin for Ranger) 
Perfect Pearls (from Ranger)
Brown Suede ribbon, Green Satin ribbon

Thank you for looking my project! :) 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DAZZLING DAY! ~birthday card~

It's time for challenging Hero Arts contest!
I decided to stretch some holiday stamps this time and made a birthday card.

I used Swirl Christmas CL469 and Magical background CL211.
And I chosen "WISHING YOU A DAZZLING DAY!" sentiment from Many birthday message CL611. It's perfectly matching well with those holiday stamps isn't it? :)

I love Hero Arts inks too! They are all great...
I picked up soft blossom shadow ink, Iris chalk ink for stars, and Cup O' Joe mid-tone ink for magical background. I thought it's still something missing for my background image... so I added Newspaper background too and applied two distress ink colors (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen)  to finish up my background.

Thank for looking my card! :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's a birthday parade!

It's time for challenging an another A Blog Named Hero challenge!
This time is "Freestyle"!! which means I can make anything I want!

So I made birthday card which I use the most throughout the year.
I picked up "It's A Parade" stamp to celebrate birthday and I found the perfect sentiment for this stamp. It's perfect matching I think! ;)

And when I was watching Olympic swimming, one particular national flag caught my eyes!
Which country??? It's USA! and I totally got inspired!! :)

By the way my favorite swimming Olympian is Ryan Lochet♥ 

Stamp: It's A Parade (Hero Arts:G5469)
          Many Birthday Messages (Hero Arts:CL611)
White embossing powder : Hero Arts
Pattern paper : Echo Park "Dots&Stripes" Christmas collection 6x6

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photo frame card

This card is entering Hero Arts July contest.
The theme is "Creating Paper Flowers".

I made bunch of mini spiral roses using "Newspaper Background" stamp.
I stamped image on white cardstock with pink and yellow ink and colored around the edges with the same inks. Some of the pink roses are white embossed. 

Here is the closer look of mini spiral roses.

The photo frame has clear plastic panel, it's adhered to behind the woodgrain frame.
I printed "Woodgrain Pattern" (it's digital from Hero Arts) onto kraft cardstock,
I then trimmed it to look like a polaroid shape. 

Stamp:Newspaper Background (S5601)
Digital kit:Woodgrain pattern (available at Two Peas in a bucket)
Designer Paper:Earth (PS633 Hero Hues)
Inks:Chewing Gum (Pink), Malted Milk (Yellow) both from Jenni bowlin for Ranger
     :Soft blossom(Hero Arts Shadow ink), Antique Linen (Distress ink from Ranger)
Doily lace paper
White lace ribbon
White organdy ribbon
Ivory satin ribbon
Some peal and brown stones

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thinking of you

This card is entering Hero Arts June contest "Thinking of you".

I used one of the great sketches which is Hero Arts designed for the contest, I love circles!
and thought one of the digital kits I have from Hero Arts 
would perfectly work. The digital kit I used for this card is "HA Circlets"
I printed some circles ( all circles are same size ) onto white cardstock, I then cut out circle shapes slightly smaller than printed circles and used 3D form tapes, so you can see all the circle images through the windows. :) I also added some wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.

HA Circlets (Digital kit is available over at Two Peas in a bucket)
Stamp:CG211 (Magical Background, white embossing)
         CL476 (sentiment: Thinking of you)
Wood Veneer from Studio Calico

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawn Fawn

An another card challenge!
It's Simon Says Stamp "Clean and Simple" challenge.
I only have a few Lawn Fawn stamps but I definitely keep collecting their stamps.
Because they are all adorable! 
The stamp set I used for this card is one of their Christmas collections,
but it's very versatile. 

Stamp: Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum (Lawn Fawn)
          Stella and Rose "Remember" (My Mind's Eye)
          Take the cake B-day bash collection (Imaginisce)
Paper: Tea for two 6x6 pad from Cosmo Cricket
Others: layered arches punch from Martha Stewart

Sunday, May 20, 2012

You're the Best

I made a card for entering A blog named Hero Challenge #4: Dust 'Em Off.
I used HeroArts Artistic Circles background stamp to make main element.
I bought this stamp last year around holiday season and haven't used it
 since holidays were over.
It was fun to be able to play along with my favorite ink pads and perfect pearls.
And an another new addiction? It's Studio Calico!
These little stars are wood veneer. 

Stamp: Artistic Circles (HeroArts/S5530) 
         Sending Smiles (HeroArts/CL490) 
Paper: Classic Calico 6x6 pad from Studio Calico
         Dot's&Stripes 6x6 pad from Echo Park
Others: Perfect pearls form Ranger
          Wood veneer from Studio Calico
          Silver glitter

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Birthday Cupcake

This card is entering to HeroArts May contest and Simon Says Stamp challenge blog.

I used color palette above.
And I used HA digital kit "A Sweet Birthday" again.
This kit has many options to make fun and yummy birthday card.
Cupcake and candle are paper pierced.
I made glittered stars for giving more interest. :)

HeroArts&Studio Calico "Alphabet Background" cling stamp (ST501) 
Ink:Melted milk from Jenni Bowlin for Ranger (background stamp)
HeroArts Digital kit  "A Sweet Birthday"
Patterned paper from Lilybeedesign "memorandum" & "Double Dutch" 6x6 pad

Monday, May 7, 2012

Party hats!

I made party hats using HA digital kit which is A Sweet Birthday.
I changed the color of stamp to black and printed onto patterned paper. 
( Lawn Fawn Bright Side 6x6 )
Added bunch of stones, Jewels on hats and curly paper ribbons too! :)
To make curly ribbons, I prepared a bunch of papers cut thinly, 
I then curled those thin papers up by fingers and glued them together.

HeroArts Digital kit "A Sweet Birthday"
Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn "Bright Side" 6x6
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts CL490 Sending Smiles

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Decorated birthday cake

There are some birthday theme challenges going on this month.
(HeroArts, A blog named hero, Simon says stamp...)
It's a good chance to stock some birthday cards.
I used HA digital kit "A Sweet Birthday" for this card.
I decorated a piece of cake with some chocolates and strawberries! :D 
I also used one of the stamps from the digital kit to make background of birthday message. 
I liked tone and tone look on the kraftcard, it looks as if I used VersaMark ink. :)

To make the chocolate shavings, I prepared just regular a piece of brown layering paper.
I tore it with my fingers, I then rolled them up. 
That's it! How simple and easy that is! :D
But it looks like real one right?

HeroArts Digital kit "A Sweet Birthday"
Patterned paper from Echo Park "This&That"
Stamp: HeroArts CL320 Designer fruit (strawberry)
Brown Jute ribbon

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Window card with a view

Submitted this card to A blog named Hero challenge.
The theme of challenging is window card with a view.

I used Scallop Greenery stamp to make a view.
 Colors of view are purple and pink inks with perfect pearls. 
I used my finger to blend these colors, and sprayed water mist before stamping.

I used compasses cutter to cut circles and thin frames.
I don't have silhouette machine or any die cut machine! :(
 I am always forced to use my hands...
So  my cards are genuine handmade! :) 

Stamps: Scallop Greenery (H5365/HeroArts)
            Newspaper Background (S5601/Hero Arts)
Papaer: Melody 6x6 by Prima Marketing
Inks: Chewing Gum, Lavender Sachet by Jenni bowlin
       Iris Chalk ink by HeroHues

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Birthday card Young deer

Another sketch challenging! :D and this card is also entering HeroArts April contest.
Colored young deer from HeroArts with water coloring
 using distress ink (vintage photo) from ranger.
I'm not a coloring person, I'm not good at it... but this little deer is exception! LOL
A tree is paper piercing technique, used lilybeedesign "Double Dutch" 6x6 pad.
This is another great paper pad, I'm going to use this a lot for sure. ;)
Guess what, I broke out holiday stamp set (HeroArts) for the tree! hee hee
And, the white embossed stripe is actually Newspaper tulips! (also from HeroArts)
 I used that stamp as grass. Ha! :)
I stamped image a couple of times to make look like grass.

Click the link below to see all the sketches of HeroArts April contest.

*Other supplies I used*
Cosmo cricket "Tea for Two" 6x6 pad (pink hearts)
Glossy accents (young deer)
Shadow ink Soft Blossom by HeroHues ( Happy Definition CL269 HeroArts/background)
CL272 All Occasion Message HeroArts (sentiment:Happy Birthday)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paper Piercing

Entering 2nd round of HeroArts April contest.
I played along with some pretty patterned papers using
 one of the HeroArts April contest sketches.
I like paper piercing, it's time consuming sometimes,
but I think it's great way to have some fun with using stamps and papers at the same time. 

*Stamps* (all from HeroArts)
Envelope Pattern on kraft cardstock (white emboss)
Whimsical Houses (tree and grass)
Le Journal (Stick Candy by Jenni Bowlin ink)
This is big (sentiment : JUST A HUG)
*Patterned Paper*
Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" 6x6 pad
Glossy accents (red hearts)
Black&White twine
Brown Jute ribbon (for butterfly)
White gel pen by uni-ball Signo

Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pad which is Tea for Two is super adorable!
Glad that I bought this pad.
Coudn't help making an another Mother's day card. :)
I tried to make some super tiney spiral roses, it took a loooong time ( I have no idea how many pieces I made! redoing over and over... ) and time consuming, but finally I made it. Whew!

Stamp: HeroArts ( Happy Definition )
Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" 6x6 pad

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I used "Yours Truly" 6x6 pad from Echo Park for this card.
I adore Echo Park 6x6 pads, they are double sided, and versatile.
I bought this paper pad for making Valentine cards but it's definitely usable for other theme!
I thought this works for Mother's card perfectly. 
The paper of rosette is from the same pad too. :)

Sentiment (Stamp): HeroArts
Frame of sentiment (Stamp): Prima Marketing

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rainbow Card

This is the second card that I made to enter the HeroArts card contest.

I layered stripe pattern papers to make it look like a rainbow.
The stripe pattern papers are HA digital kit, it's called "Rough stripe pattern".

I drew curved shape onto each paper, cut them out, and layered them together, 
but I realized it's something missing and wrong... 
So I shaved off all the edges of paper by scissors and rolled them up. 
Then, "Ta da!!" much better! :D

Monday, April 9, 2012

Baby shower card

Entering HeroArts April card contest.
Used two HeroArts digital kits and four background stamps for this card.