Papertrey Ink December 2012 Blog Hop


Hope you've had a happy holiday with family and friends.

I made this simple card for Papertrey Ink December 2012 Blog Hop.

Here's the inspiration:

My card:

Also submitting this to Simon Says... Anything Goes! 

Stamps: PTI (Signature Greetings)
Dies: PTI (Turning a New Leaf)
Paper: PTI (white)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC70

For this CAS-ual Fridays: Black & White Plus One challenge, i used negative die technique to show the color.  Black card stock is cut with the bigger flower die, and pink card stock is cut with the smaller flower die.  Tape the black card stock over the pink one and both mounted with foam tape on top of a white card stock.  Black buttons and embossed white sentiment completed the card.

Thanks for looking.

Tip: Separate the 3 pink flowers when you tape them under the black card stock.  That way, you can adjust them individually and have a perfect line up for each flower

Cardstock: PTI (true black, hibiscus burst, white)
Stamp: PTI (sentiment from botanical silhouettes)
Other: PTI (beautiful blooms II #3 die collection), Tsukineko (versa mark), embossing powder, buttons

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Envy Becomes You

Hello everyone,

I made this card for Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Envy Becomes You.  I have this stamp set for a while and never played with it (as many many other stamp sets :)).

The shoe was colored with Copic markers, mounted on foam tape and had some glossy accents added on top.  For the sentiment, i printed it on a Word document with a space big enough for the word "fabulous" from Verve Stamps: Fabulous You.  

Thanks for looking.

Inspirational image:

Stamps: Hero Arts (high heels CL303), Verve Stamps (fabulous you)
Cardstock: PTI (aqua mist, white)
Ink: Tsukineko (memento bamboo leaves, tuxedo black)
Other: glossy accents, assorted Copic markers

Runway Inspired Challenge #18 - Phillip Lim

I immediately thought of making a Halloween card seeing this inspirational photo on Runway Inspired Challenge Blog.

I also enter this to Moxie Fab Word Asymmetry Challenge.  Here's my take:

Cardstock: PTI (white)
Stamp: PTI (spooky sweets II)
Ink: Tsukineko (memento tuxedo black)
Other: Joann (felt), PTI (spooky sweets II die), Spellbinders (circular die)

Moxie Fab World Focal Point Challenge and PTI August Blog Hop &

This is my first PTI's blog hop.  I also created this card with Moxie Fab World Focal Point Challenge in mind.

Here's my inspiration

A close look at the texture and layers

Cardstock: PTI (fine linen, harvest gold)
Stamp: PTI (sentiment)
Others: Sizzix (flower die), PTI (herringbone impression plate), Basic Grey (brass), Joann (felt, burlap)

CFC66 Splish Spash & Moxie Fab World Challenge

CAS-ual Fridays has a really fun challenge this week - anything you see in the ocean or at the beach.  I created this colorful one layer card with my favorite Stampin' Up set.

I'm also submitting this for the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stampin' Up (fish frolics), Verve Stamps (you and I)
Paper: PTI 
Ink: Tsukineko (assorted Memento inks)

Runway Inspired Challenge #17 - Carlos Miele

I got sometimes to play along with the ladies at Runway Inspired Challenge this week.  I really love Laura's vibrant colored card.  I used her technique, but with Copic markers.  I blended several colors together and die cut it.  "Birthday" is from an older Stampin' Up stamp.

A tiny rhinestone is added to finish the look...

Thanks for looking!!


Cardstock: PTI (white)
Stamp: PTI (pretty peonies), Stampin' Up (birthday sentiment)
Other: Hero Arts (rhinestone), Copic (YR04, Y08, YG01, YG03, YG95, V15, and RV19)

PTI Make It Monday #77: Ink Pads As Watercolors

Happy Friday everyone!!

I ADORE PTI's Pretty Peonies stamp set, especially there are stamps that i can color.  Today i'm sharing this card i made for my friend Karen, who just found out she's having a girl.

I used the watercolor technique Dawn McVey shared with us here.  I colored all the flowers with Memento Angel Pink.  The shadow is Copic RV14, since i don't have any ink pad in the same pink shade with Angel Pink.  

Thanks for looking.  Have a fabulous Friday!!

Cardstock: PTI (white)
Stamp: PTI (pretty peonies, signature greetings II)
Ink: Memento (angel pink)
Other: Copic 

Hero Arts - Feburary 2012B Challenge

Hello, how's everyone doing? It's been two weeks since i made a card. I just got over a cold with really bad sinus pain. The last few days, i was just looking at my stamping stuff and could not create anything. Deadline for Hero Arts February Challenge is up today, so i had to make something :)

I got my inspiration for the flowers' color from this week's Runway Inspired Challenge. After coloring with Copic markers, I masked the flowers and stamped HA envelope pattern background.

Before masking

Masked and stamped with envelop pattern background

The yellow paper strip is adhered flat on the card stock; the left strip of paper and the flower are adhered on foam tape to create some dimensions. Thanks for looking!!


  • Stamps: Hero Arts (flower: K5431 Tall Flower, background: S5507 Envelope Pattern) Annabelle Stamps (sentiment: Garden Silhouettes set)
  • Markers: Copic
  • Ink: Hero Arts (shadow ink: soft green) Rangers Industry (Shabby Shutters)
  • Embellishment: Recollections (gemstones), Doodlebug (twine)

Hero Arts - Feburary 2012A Challenge

For this challenge, instead of using the exact sketch, i tilted a bit to add interest.


  • Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment: CL582, flower: CG271)
  • Patterned Paper: K&Company (Geo Floral pad)
  • Markers: Copic markers (flowers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, and Y11; leaves & branch: YG17, YG13)

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 2 (Card 3)

Here's my 3rd and last card for today :).  Have a good one, everyone!!

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 2 (Card 2)

My 2nd card for PTI 5th Anniversary 2nd day's challenge

The idea is music rocks so loud that it creates the shattered effects :P.  I can't believe that i don't have "You Rock" stamp, so i had to write it by hand...  Thanks for looking!!

PTI 5th Anniversary - Day 2

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 2

It's day 2 of the PTI 5th Anniversay celebration.  Today's challenge is to use one of the freebie images.  Here's my card using Melissa Bickford's image.  Thanks for looking!!

PTI 5th Anniversary - Day 2

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary - Day 1

Today is the 1st day of PTI 5th Anniversary festivities.  Day 1's challenge is to create a project using one the designers' inspiration.  I chose Danielle Flanders' project.

PTI 5th Anniversary - Day 1

Another Moxie Fab World Fancy Schmancy Inspired Card

A close look of the bow

Pink heart with glossy accents


  • Stamps: Waltzing Mouse (Doilies Set), Verve Stamps (sentiment)
  • Ink: Ranger Industry (Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet), Tsukineko (Memento Rich Cocoa)
  • Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found - Madison Avenue)

Tuesday Trigger Fancy Schmancy
Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #84
Lily Pad's Patterned Paper Challenge

The Play Date Cafe - PDCC117

I love the soft colors of this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe's blog. Here's my take on the challenge.

The butterflies are stamped on vellum using Brilliant ink. I layered them to add more dimensions. I love the final look of the butterflies :). Thanks for stopping by!!


  • Stamps: Hero Arts (butterfly is from HA/Sizzix stamp & die cut combo), Verve Stamps (sentiment from Circular Sayings set)
  • Patterned Paper: Recollections (Portobello Road)
  • Ink: Rangers Industry (Distressed Ink Vintage Linen); Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black)
  • Other tool: Spellbinders (Labels Eighteen)

The Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC117
Lily Pad's Patterned Paper Challenge

Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger Fancy Schmancy


  • Stamps: Waltzing Mouse (Dainty Doilies set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
  • Ink: Tsukineko (Memento Rich Cocoa)
  • Paper: Bazzill (Mud Pie, Chablis)
  • Embellishment: Paper Studio (gemstone)

Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger Fancy Schmancy

For Cath (sans CHA) with Love Blog Hop

I made this bright, colorful card for Cath Edalson as part of the blog hop hosted by Virginia L

Cath, you've brought us so many inspirational images and amazing challenges... for that i thank you so much.  I hope you take sometimes off to get well and wish you a speedy recovery!!!  


  • Stamps: Annabelle (small 4 petal flower), Close to My Heart (other flowers and leaves), Waltzing Mouse (sentiment and label)
  • Ink: Tsukineko (Memento)

The Play Date Cafe - PDCC116


  • Stamps: Blockheads Stamp (Flower Garden set), Hero Arts (background: CG268 Thank You Definition), Verse Stamp (sentiment)
  • Ink: Ranger (Distress Ink: Stormy Sky)
  • Marker: Copic
  • Embellishment: Ranger (liquid pearl), Hero Arts (pearls), Doodlebug Designs (twine)
  • Other: Zing (embossing powder)

The Play Date Cafe - PDCC116

Another Card for Runway Inspired Challenge - RIC4

Yey, it's Friday.  First, i'd like to wish everyone a very happy Friday and a great weekend. 

Today, i'm sharing with you the easiest card EVER.  All you need is a computer with MS Word, a printer and a black gel pen.

I printed the word "THANKS" in MS Word, using font CAMEY.  You can download it free on Simply The Best Fonts.  Cut out the letters and set aside.  I then wrote the words "so much" on the cardstock.  I wanted to make sure i didn't mess up my handwriting before adding my rainbow THANKS.  Once that's done, adhere "THANKS" on the cardstock using foam tape.  Voila, a rainbow card!!  Thanks for looking.

Runway Inspired Challenge 4