Winter Holiday Houses

Hello there!

For today’s project share, I’m using Hero Arts Holiday Houses. I did one card and a tag using one of the houses for the tag.

I love doing card sets and at times its great to do a tag to complement a set. I usually use the tag to match the set that can be given also as gift.

For the projects, I printed and colored them with markers. I added some glitz and detail using white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. On a separate card base, I printed also the trees that comes also with the kit. One great thing about working on a digi kit is that it comes with other elements that you can use in a project.


The snow cap in those houses has some shine to it using the Wink of Stella, the photo didn’t catch that here but it’s so pretty in real life.

The silver sequins add festivity in the scene and this is complemented too by the silver lace ribbon that I used in the bottom of the card.

silver ribbon

See how this card sparkle? I love those silvers over white card base.

Here’s the card in full view

full card only

For the tag, I printed a bigger tree and colored it with green marker. I also added Wink of Stella on the vines, the same way I did in the houses snow. This time for the house, I tried putting in distress glitter for a change.

tag lay

The polka dots are from the digi kit too, it has a selection of patter papers that you can also use.

And a full view of the tag, great for the holiday gift. The sentiments are also from the same Holiday Houses digi kit.

tag full

And both of them here

houses full

You can visit the a2z Scrapbooking blog for more inspirations. You can also join in this month’s challenge with the theme Autumn and Christmas and win a $25 gift certificate that you can use in the a2z Scrapbooking store.

On another note, you can also use the code RIA15 during check out at the store to get 15% discount on your purchase. So go visit the A2Z store to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

If you’re interested in the products I used on today’s project, you can check them in the inLinkz below.

Till then and I’ll catch up again soon.


Supplies used:

Make a Wish! card

Happy Tuesday!

Today is a card share using embellishments that  I have from Sarah‘s kit and random ones I get in the past in Sarah’s shop.  I love putting items together from different kits, just nice to see how they complement even if it’s an individually sold item or from a kit pack.

I used mainly strips of patterned papers. I also stamped the leaves to have an additional color in the card then tucked it in the felt flower.

The two smaller flowers are glittered so I also added some shine in the gray flowers in the left using Wink of Stella clear glitter  pen.

lay flowers

and the finish card in full

full flower

If you’re interested in any of the products I used on this project, I listed the supplies below this post.

Remember, there’s an ongoing challenge at Sarah Hurley365 blog with the theme Buttons. You can visit  the blog here for full details.

That wraps it up, so easy card today that can be reproduced in no time at all.

Supplies used:

I’m entering this card to Scribble & Scrap Challenge # 27, Anything Goes.

Also in Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday challenge.

Will catch up again soon!


Sarah Hurley Lookbook – Vol.5 launch

Today is the day for Sarah Hurley Look book Volume 5 launch! So many great project inspirations from the Design Team :) so glad to be part  it.

Here’s just one of the project inspiration using Sarah Hurley A Few of my Favourite Things Tropical Favourites.

tropical kit


Merry & Bright

Hello there everyone!

Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card using Hero Arts Holiday Houses digi kit.

I love coloring lately with markers and what a better way to color using these beautiful winter homes from the kit.

I selected the houses and re-size some to give an illusion of depth when I arrange them into a card. It will not show very clear in the photos but  I also added some glitter using the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. Its looks lovely in real life :)

lay hses

I also added some white dots into the houses to give a feel of snow falling into the homes. There are some gems too laid from top going down to mimic a snow fall :) The pattern paper I used in the background is actually one of the digi papers in the kit.

The sentiment I used is also from the same digi kit :) I also die cut the bottom page of the page using a scallop die.


And here’s my completed card.

full hse

There’s a current challenge at the a2z Scrapbooking blog with theme Autumn & Christmas. You can see more project inspirations from the team are at the a2z Scrapbooking blog and better yet join in the fun for a chance to win.

Note: as a reader to my blog, A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store.

Just use the code RIA15 at checkout. Now go visit the A2Z store to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Until next time!

Supplies used


xoxo Buttons

Hi Friday!

Today is the 5th of the month and this means a new challenge is now up at the Sarah Hurley 365 blog. This month’s challenge – Buttons!

Who wouldn’t love buttons? These are the first supplies I bought when I was starting out creating cards. I may not have tons of them but I love seeing and collecting some for my  fancy. I do use a couple of them in projects and still have a lot waiting to be used.

For the take on the challenge, I use the buttons from Sarah Hurley’s A Few of my Favorite Things Tropical Favourites kit. The letter stamps are from Sarah‘s Block Alpha stamp set.

I did a combination of shapes and fish tail cut banners from Sarah’s kit and Snip N Cut sheet included in the Documented365 kit.  The triangles are from another Documented365 kit.

full buttons

a closer look on the project, I did the layering using foam adhesives

button detail

I’m entering this card to Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes challenge (Sept 2-8).

and Crafting by Designs, Anything Goes challenge.

Be back soon for another project share.. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Christmas & Autumn challenge

Can you believe it’s already the first day of September? Where did the time go? in less than 3 months, we’re about to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Today is the perfect time to start those holiday preparations (lots of cards for me), just in time to prep by joining in this month’s challenge at a2z Scrapbooking blog, this month’s theme- Autumn & Christmas :)

I used the Tree-mendous digikit on this project. I printed the very light green tree at the background then printed two (2) other trees which I cut & colored with promarker. Noticed that I’ve been loving coloring with markers lately? :)  An easy way to bring bright festive colors to digital images.

I popped them using dimensional adhesive and added some glitz using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

I have a lot of washi tapes so better use the red one here, and the thin strip with b&w lines on it.

tree full

love the glitz on this card, looks much better in real life


I added some silver pearls around the card too.
pearls detail

If you interested in any products that  I used in this card, you can see them too below.

More project inspirations from the team are at the a2z Scrapbooking blog.

Note: as a reader to my blog, A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store.

Just use the code RIA15 at checkout. No limit at this time to use the code so go visit the A2Z store to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

I’m entering this card in Scribble & Scrap challenge # 26, Always Anything Goes.

Will catch up again soon!




DIY Decorative Ref Magnet

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a quick project today that I know will be fun to create with kids.

I used to keep bottle caps, thinking that I can use them one day for a project. Now is the just the right time :)

I did these decorative ref magnets using bottle caps, the flat ones and the smaller size ones from water bottles, a great way to  recycle isn’t it?

I’m sharing the process of how I did these in Sarah Hurley 365 blog. Or you can click here.

at ref




Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release

Happy Saturday!

So sorry that there’s  no card project to share today but a great  product update to share instead. The Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 product release is now available at the a2z Scrapbooking store. So many great stamps and dies are now available for purchase starting today :)

Don’t forget to use the special discount code RIA15 to get 15% off in your total purchase. Now is the great time to prepare and grab those crafty supplies to use for the most exciting time of year, Christmas :)

Also note that there’s still time to join at a2z Scrapbooking challenge (Encouragement theme). Great prize in store and see more inspirations here.


3 cards from 1 digi kit: Artistic Circles

A fun card today, three card projects using one digi kit that I got from a2z Scrapbooking called Artistic Circle by Hero Arts.

I love working with digital kits as I can resize the images as I want and print them directly from my computer.

For my cards, I wanted to highlight the circles as my main focal point so here you can see each one of them closely. Only minimal embellishment and bright coloring for the circles. I think one can easily make a background pattern paper using these circles, you can fill the background piece with circles and color them with markers or colored pencils.

So which of these would you like?

Card # 1

white front

Card # 2

orange front stand

Card # 3

blue bg stand


3set lay

I’m sharing the steps on how I did to create these cards in a2z Scrapbooking blog so drop by or click here to check them out.

If you interested in any products that  I used in these cards, you can see them too at the end of this post.

I’ll  catch up again soon!


Flamingo love

Happy Saturday!

Sarah Hurley has recently release the new kits at her store and oh my! I love this kit from  A Few of  my Favourites Things – Tropical Favourites. This reminds me so much of home, the tropical Philippines :) We don’t have flamingos but I definitely love this pink creature in Sarah’s pattern papers and stamps. So glad to get this set to play with.

Here’s my full card.


My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch N Scrap sketch # 31. Though I’m not doing Project Life projects, I’m so happy to use PL card in to my cards. I used the blackboard PL card into the sketch and I added some white embossing on it plus fussy cut the pink flamingo above my sentiment.


I’m sharing the process of how I created my card today in Sarah Hurley 365 blog. You can also check them out here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)