Colorful Birthday Card - December2011B

To make this card, i stamped the background and sentiment on a white A2 cardstock; then stamped the flower 3 times, and colored them with copic markers.  On 2 of the flowers, only colored half.  Cut and adhered the flowers on the A2 card stock with foam tape.  Thanks for looking.

  • Copic markers
  • Stamps: (sentiment, F2540 Special Birthday, H5481 Classic Bloom) Hero Arts, (outline tile pattern) Savvy Stamps
  • Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko

CAS card with Kraft and Twine

For this challenge, i use twine to create the background of the heart.  I don't have any heart dies, so i drew the heart on the back of the Kraft cardstock; cut and embellished with red gems on the front.  The sentiment is from All Night Media.  Thanks for looking.

CFC33 - Kraft and Twine
Wee Memories Challenge 80 - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 37 - Anything Goes

Butterfly Card using new set from Hero Arts 2012 release

I made this card using HA December challenge's sketch.  I stamped the butterflies on the cardstock and colored them with copic markers.  On another piece of cardstock, i die cut the butterflies and adhere over the colored butterflies using foam tape.  Thanks for looking.

Hero Arts December 2011 Challenge
Hero Arts Project Challenge


  • Stamp and die: HA & Sizzix Bold Pop Designs
  • Copic markers
  • Pearls: Hero Arts
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Moxie Fab World - Fashion Inspiration

I'm entering this card into Moxie Fab World - Fashion Inspiration

I love the soft green color of this jacket, the boxy shape, and little cute brooch too.  

Here's my take on it

This is my first time using Liquid Scrap Dots.  It takes time to get used to since it doesn't set right away.  But it looks nice because it adds dimension, and dries clear, so your object seems to float without the foam tape underneath.  Here's a closer look at the sentiment using liquid scrap dots

Thank you for visiting

All About Copic

Hello everyone.  Hope you've had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.  This week, my husband is home... so i get to sit down to do 3 cards and compile this list of all useful resources on Copic.  You may wonder why i'm excited to get 3 cards done :).  It's because i have a 4 year old and a 1 1/2 year old boys.  It's a constant "mommy mommy" around here. 

Recently, i got hooked on Copic.  Thanks Kathy Racoosin and all your amazing Copic art works.  I spent hours searching for the right storage, coloring tutorials, etc...  So i decide to list them all here, hoping it would be helpful to Copic novice like me. 

In terms of storage, my first choice would be the Magpie storage system, but this item has been discontinued.  My second choice would be the Color Cubbie, and it's also discountinued *sigh*.  Here're links to the images of Magpie and Color Cubbie
Magpie Storage System
Review - Color Cubbie by Studio 3

Luckily i found Karen's blog.  She has an instruction on how to make a 'look alike' Color Cubbie from foam board.  I added images of my copic storage and Karen's instructions below:
DYI - Copic Storage

My copic storage - finished project

Christmas presents to myself

My Copic storage in action

A Christmas card using copic.  The poinsettia is a Hero Arts stamp.

Here are two of my favorite YouTube channels on coloring:

Copic Color Chart
Copic Color Wheel
Copic Reference Guide from JustRITE

Lily Pad's Button Challenge

For this challenge, i created a one-layered card and use buttons to add extra colors to fit the sentiment.  Enjoy!!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts LL874 Real High Country Wildflowers
  • Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed

Lily Pad's Sketch Challenge

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up, but yet, i have never played with it.  It was released in 1997 and i believe it's retired. 

The ocean background is distressed with Broken China.  The 2 big fish are stamped with Dusty Concord, and Shabby Shutters, then adhered on the card using foam tape.  The red seahorse is stamped directly on the card using Festive Berries.

- Stampin' Up Fish Frolics
- Distress Inks: Broken China, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough, and Festive Berries

Blinged Up Tags

I created these 3 sparkly tags for my three wonderful and super cool sisters.  Now i just need to figure out what to give them for Christmas :)

Silver paper by Recollections
Christmas tree and sentiment: HA + Sizzix Snowman set
Gems: Star is from Archiver's collection.  All others are from Hero Arts

Tag is entered into the following challenges:

Quick and Easy Holiday Tags

I used large size tags so after the holiday, they can be used as book marks as well.  I mass produced 15 of these tags in total of 2 hours.  I had to take a little break in between waiting for the glitter to dry.

This one is my favorite.  It's so colorful and festive.  I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire.  Applied the red ink on raised background of the embossing folder.

Tags are entered into the following challenges: 

Hello Friends

This little guy stole my heart when i saw him at Hobby Lobby this morning.  I couldn't wait to make a card featuring him right away.  Here it is

Card is submitted for Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Friday Sketch Challenge - CFC26


Hero Arts October Sketch Challenge

When i first saw this challenge, i immediately thought of this stamp set.  I just couldn't find a circle sentiment that fit perfectly in the die cut (until an hour ago). 

After die cutting the circles, i applied Tumble Glass distress ink before removing it from the die.  Stamped the images twice, with Memento Tuxedo Black and Barn Door.  Cut out the red hats and scarves then glue them on top of the images using Inkssentials Glossy Accents. 

I like the result.  The snowmen are so adorable.  Let me know what you think!!

- Hero Arts LL792 Snowmen & Snowflakes
- Moonstone COREdinations paper (from Joann)
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Barn Door
- Digi Xmas circle sentiments from Bizzy Becs
- Spellbinders Standard Circles (LG)

Lily Pad's Bling Challenge

Hello everyone, seems like the weekend has flown by so quickly.  My plan was to create at least 3 cards for different challenges... but with the early Trick or Treating for my little boys and a birthday party, this is all i could make.  A card for Lily Pad's Bling Challenge.  Hope you have a great Sunday afternoon!!!

- Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Broken China
- Brilliance ink pad Blue Sky
- Memento ink pad Tuxedo Black
- Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
- Penny Black Christmas Star
- Sentiment from Stampin' Up Season's Greetings
- Stickles and clear gems

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC24

CFC24 - Create a Clean and Simple Halloween project without orange

Here's my take on the challenge

- Mummy: Stampin' Up Spooktacular Greetings set
- Sentiment: $1 stamp from Michaels :p
- Distress Ink Black Soot, Crushed Olive
- Diamond Stickles
- Die cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight

To create the green glow on the mummy, i smeared Crushed Olive around the face and hands using q-tip, then colored them with the No. 8 violet marker in Marvy Le Plume II Primary set.

The frame and mummy are mounted on foam tapes.  


My First Hero Arts Submission

Yay, my first blog.  I made this card for Hero Art October Contest - holiday card using non-holiday stamps.

A close look at the butterflies with lots of glitters

- Hero Arts AR172 CL: Butterfly Wallpaper
- Hero Arts C2850 Merry Christmas
- Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Backgrounds
- Distress Inks Barn Door and Fired Brick
- White Embossing Powder
- Stickles (on the butterflies)