Hey There by Paper Smooches

I haven’t been around card challenges lately but was able to do one today for Paper Smooches.

I’m joining Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, Feb 23-March 1 Designer Drafts challenge. I love card sketches and did the one on the left.


For the bird image, I embossed it with black over vellum. I then colored her by transferring color from the stamp pad using th e tip of a cotton bud. Love how it turned out.

I have some washi tapes that I recently got from the local craft store so I used two of them here. The yellow one is from a previous stash. For the card, I find the bottom strip to be heavy already so I put the sentiment above the image. I added googly eyes for her for some fun.

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I’m entering this also in Keep it Simple!, Challenge # 34, Anything with Wings.

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That’s it for now and I’ll catch up again soon.

Fabric pieced home decor

So excited to share this quick sewing project using fabric and felt to create a home decor. I’m sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

I used the following materials and tools on this project:

  • Fabric and felt scraps
  • White cotton fabric
  • Stamps, inks and acrylic block
  • Scissor (looks like a scary big scissor but this is the one I use for fabric cutting)
  • Fabric glue
  • Frame to put the stitched piece (I got mine from Ikea)
  • Embroidery floss and needle (not pictured)


I stamped the images directly on fabric and felt


I used the fabric wrong side up so as not to see the stamped lines.


So this is how you see the shapes coming together, already cut. I arranged the stamps again to see how it will look 


The already stamped the leaves here


Then I stamped the sentiment, Be Amazing


I adhere the pieces using fabric glue from Mod Podge.


I added the arms by stitching them


I also stitched the leaves for some texture

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After all the pieces are adhered and stitched some pieces for texture, it’s already done. Easy peasy.


I can hang this on the wall as decor or just stand near my crafting table.

I’m sharing this to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party.



Card Drive for Emma

I was reading some blogs some days ago and found that there’s a card drive for a 7-year-old little girl Emma. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia back in October 2013.

The card drive’s intention is to gather 104 cards minimum, to give her a card a week for two years. 

I have participated in card drives similar to this in the past and I’m so moved by the people in the card making world that initiate this type of call for a very good cause, especially for the children. Their hearts are so blessed with kindness and I admire them dearly. I have three kids under the age of seven back home in the Philippines and I always thought of how precious they are whenever I send out cards for other kids.

I already prepared the cards for Emma and so ready to go in the mail. I’m sharing this card drive here on my blog to spread the word, there may be some of you who may be inclined also to participate.

Some guidelines in sending out cards for Emma can be found in Kelly’s Place blog.


Me & You

Happy Monday everyone!

Today’s my take in Sarah Hurley 365 blog post and since Valentine’s day is celebrated in February, I did a love-related card 🙂

I selected random papers from Sarah Hurley’s A Few of my Favorite Things Caught on Camera (this is one of my most loved kit plus stamps) and another from the 8×8 Paper collection. I also got another paper from the Curio collection.

I played around these papers and die cut them too for some fun shapes. The hexagon shapes are similar to a block that I usually see in sewn quilts.

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I embossed the sentiment from the Sentiments stamps with white embossing powder, and I also embossed the couple from the Expedition stamp set. What I love about stamping and card-making in general is I can mix and match stamps and papers from different collections without limits.

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I’m entering this card in Curtain Call Cozy Quilt challenge.

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Also in Crafting by Designs, Anything Goes challenge.

and Just For Fun Challenge, Love is in the Air.

Let’s shell-ebrate

Popping in quickly to share my take in Paper Smooches cute and fun challenge.

I stamped and colored the images with promarkers and added some die cut circle as embellishments. I got some washi tape last week from the local craft store so I used a strip here for some colors. I also added a googly eye for my turtle just for fun.





I got the card sketch inspiration from Retro sketches # 102.


I’m also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Get Krafty challenge.

Hello, circles

Huh?! I can’t believe that it’s already more than a week that I haven’t been around the  blog land.  It’s the busiest time at work and I haven’t had the chance to really sit in my craft desk.

Anyhow, I’m sharing here’s a new challenge at Sarah Hurley’s Challenge blog. This month’s theme, All Embellishments Just One Shape. The challenge is to choose just one shape and use that shape as the main focus of all your embellishments. Here I chose circles.

I think this card will be fit as a masculine card isn’t it? The Hello sentiment is from Sarah’s Documented365 For the Record journaling card. I haven’t done Project Life project yet so I’m making use of these journal cards to my card projects instead.

To give the journal card some texture, I silver embossed the globe map from the Expedition stamp set (this is one of my favorites). The circle shapes are punched from random  papers from Sarah’s A Few of my Favorite Things papers and I also added some die cut vellum. For the gray card base, I embossed it with Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

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The pin is from the Retro Flair pin badge. Love how it adds another texture to the project. Below a closer look to those circles.

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This is it for now and I’ll catch up again soon.