Monday, August 29, 2011


I have a stack SRM stickers that I have not used yet.  Well, actually I tried once and the sticker did not go where I wanted.   For the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge, I dug out the stickers again. The Halloween stickers spoke to me.  Since I am on the preschool board and working on Halloween Carnival right now.  I am really in the mood of Halloween cards. I used Moxie Fab world vertical sketch for this card.

Love the yellow eyes of those creepy spiders.  It is a card without any inking at all.

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Tuesday Trigger: Girly & Gutsy

I got to make a card last minute for Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Girly & Gutsy.

I incorporated quiet a few elements of the picture into my card.  Tag is soft pink as the wall.  Mirror with Black frame and the reflection of flower bouquet are the focal image of the card. Several patterned paper were layered together.  Each patterned paper stands for one of the elements - yellow color and the stripe texture of the chairs, grey curtain, black table, and bold black and white floor.  Everything except the sentiment is patterned paper.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Embellish Embossed flowers color trend challenge

A quick post of a card for current Embellish challenge

The lighter color between red and green looks buttercream from another computer.  While I was posting from my laptop, it looks pink to me.  The flower is embossed with Martha Steward red embossing powder.  I got the card stock from Impress. I like that the inside of the card stock is white.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paper Trey Ink August Blog Hop

It is my first PTI blog hop.  Yeah...  I meant to join the monthly hop for several months, and finally did it.  Here is the beautiful inspiration photo.

My take is very obvious - beautiful flower bouquet.  Rose from Year of flower was randomly stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  One of my colleague is getting married next month.  This card is for them.

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Paper: PTI kraft and white card stock, Bazzill red card stock
Stamp: PTI year of flower, Amuse sentiment
Ink: Memento rich coca, Ranger spun sugar, crushed olive, VersaMark
Other: detail white embossing powder, DMC embroidery floss, Fiskar border punch Pin It

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

I challenged myself and made a masculine card for Wee Memories challenge #64.  I don't make masculine card unless I really need one.  So it is a good opportunity to add one to my card stash.

I inked up four solid circle stamps of different sizes from Paper trey ink shape by design in four colors and randomly stamped across the bottom half of kraft card stock.  Sentiment is from boy basics rock on.  Love the outlined font for masculine card.  Double lines are from retro background.

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Paper: PTI kraft card stock
Stamp: PTI shape by design, boy basics rock on, retro background
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich coca, Ranger crushed olive, Fresh ink island blue, mango
other:Fiskar corner punch Pin It

Monday, August 22, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays CFC16 Embossing

Current CAS-ual Fridays challenge is about embossing.

I was inspired by Maile Belles's use of clear embossing power on white card stock to add texture to one layer card.  Sentiment and flowers were stamped first. Then tiny stars background was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Paper: PTI white card stock
Stamp: Amuse clever girls, PTI thing big #4, DeNami tiny star background
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink
Other: K&Company rhinestone sticker, clear embossing powder, DMC embroidery floss Pin It

Thursday, August 18, 2011

For your Inspiration #12 guest designer

I am very honored to be guest designer for For Your Inspiration #12.  Here is the simply gorgeous photo that served as my inspiration for my card.  I'm sure it will also tempt you to join the fun at For Your Inspiration

I was taken by the scintillating colors of trees against the clear blue sky.  I mirrored these colors in my autumn foliage using Ranger distress ink and rock-and-roll stamping technique.

I had a great deal of fun making this card.  Thank you, For your Inspiration, again for having me as guest designer!

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Paper: PTI white and kraft card stock, Bazzill blue card stock
Stamp: Amuse beautiful botanicals, Amuse avian notes
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ranger spiced marmalade ,crushed olive
Other: K&Company rhinestone sticker Pin It

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kids birthday cards

My little one will start preschool in September.  With two preschoolers, there will be twice as many birthday parties.  I got a head start and made a set of kids birthday cards using a Hero Arts digital kit Adorable Creatures from Two Peas.

This little guy caught my eye and I just have to have him because I know both my boys will love him.

There are nine adorable critters in the digi kit.  I made cards with five of them.  I wish there is a penguin.  Here is a group photo.

Can't you tell that this little guy is my favorite?  I made four cards just with him.  So altogether eight cards.  That is the most cards I ever made in one day.

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Paper: Bazzill white and kraft card stock
Stamp: Hero Arts digital kit Adorable Creatures, Amuse ovalicious, PTI shape by design
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Pear tart
Other: Twinery baker's twine
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Saturday, August 13, 2011


I really like the sketch at CAS-usal Fridays and colors from Color Q.  The sketch is simple but elegant.  The colors are so bright and summery. 

The butterfly was stamped with rock-and-roll technique, and fussy cut.  Rest is self explanatory.

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Paper: PTI white card stock, Bazzill color card stock
Stamp: Amuse Merci, chrysanthemum, butterfly
Ink: Memento lilac. tuxedo black, Impress fresh snow mango, VersaMark
Other: detail white embossing powde, embroidery floss, Reflections rhinestone sticker Pin It

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Kitty

I got some cute stamps from DeNami for my last win at Embellish.  Thanks, Embellish and DeNami!  I used one of the stamps for the current coloring color trend challenge at Embellish.

The kitty was colored with watercolor pencils.  The Amuse oval was stamped in Memento Pear tart.  But it looks yellow-ish on the picture.

Isn't the kitty cutest?  My two year old said the kitty is playing peekaboo.

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Paper: PTI white and kraft card stock
Stamp: DeNami kitty in present,  Amuse ovalicious, PTI shape by design
Ink: Memento pear tart, tuxedo black
Other: watercolor pencil, Twinery baker's twine Pin It

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Get well soon

A quick get well card.

I rotated Skipping Stone Sketch #87 to the left and used colors from CR84FN #35.

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Paper: PTI white card stock
Stamp: Amuse beautiful botanical, Stampin up label,PTI fillable frame #10
Ink: Memento pear tart,London fog, tuxedo black
Other: Twinery baker's twine, Martha Steward rhinestone sticker, buttons from sewing stash Pin It

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love you dearly

I got a chance to make a card using the current Make it Monday technique - Decreasing Apertures.  The color is from Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #10.

The large and medium beautiful bloom II dies were used to create the flower. Decreasing apertures adds nice dimension to the flower.  Sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Pretty Phrase set that I won recently.  Love it.

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Paper: Bazzill color card stock, PTI white and kraft card stock
Stamp:  Paper smooches pretty phrases, Amuse background
Ink: Memento lilac, tuxedo black, Ranger antique linen
Other: PTI beautiful bloom II die, button from sewing stash, twinery baker's twin Pin It

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Square to cherish

Here is the current Tuesday Trigger picture from Moxie Fab World.

I took the color quilt squares, stitches and tall blue cabinet from the picture to create my card.  Instead of having an image on each square, I stamped the big dotted flower from Hero Arts Luscious Bold Flowers Set with VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.  The blue ribbon with dotted circle resemble the tall blue cabinet.  The arrangement of elements of the card also mimic those of the trigger picture.

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Paper: Bazzill color card stock, PTI white card stock
Stamp: Amuse avian note, Hero Arts luscious bold flower set
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark
Other: detail white embossing powder, ribbon (JoAnn), Martha Steward rhinestone sticker Pin It

Botanical Thank you

 The current Moxie Fab world challenge is Fanatical about botanical.  The botanical style is characterized by realistic details of flora and fauna, and it never goes out of style. What I like most about the current botanical trend is the bold yet detailed image with white space.  This card by Julia Stainton is my favorite.

I used a big flower cut out from patterned paper and placed it on dotted paper.  There were three leaves, I tried different ways of placement and decided cutting off two leaves and trimmed the one left.  I am happy with the final result.  Flowers were popped up with 3D foam square for dimension.

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Paper: Bazzill red card stock,
Stamp:  Amuse essential sentiment
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: PTI rustic twine Pin It

Embellish Patterned Paper Color Trends Challenge

It has been awhile since my last post.  There are finally some nice warm summer days here in Seattle in the last two weeks.  We were on the beach and in the park a lot enjoying the short summer.  Now back to card.

I have the current Embellish challenge in my mind for while.  The color is quite challenge to me. So I went to Tina's blog and found where she got her inspiration - book “Pattern” by Orla Kiely.  After a little search on Pinterest, I found some Orla Kiely patterns and got my inspiration! 

Here is my attempt to make a Orla Kiely-esque pattern with leaf stamp from PTI flower fusion #4 and flower stamp from Amuse clever girl.

Please excuse the terrible picture. When I got home from work tonight and found that the new camera DH bought for me arrived!  I will be working on improving my photos. 

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Paper: PTI white card stock, pattern paper from my mind's eye Stella & rose
Stamp: PTI  flower fusion #4, Amuse clever girls, monogram frames
Ink: Memento rich coca, Bahama blue,Ranger antique linen
Other: Martha Steward rhinestone sticker Pin It