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 ūüôā

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.

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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¬†ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā 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! ūüôā

Monster birthday

Life has been too busy and I haven’t shared a card project for a while. ¬†Today, got a card for Create a Smile September Guest Designer search.¬†¬†I love their images and decided to link up for the search. I used their free digi files. I used the monsters and the birthday sentiment for my card.

I printed the digis and colored them with promarker. I made the three of them as group and added one more next to my birthday sentiment, find them so cute with the googly eyes ūüôā I diecut Paper Smooches Duo Die 1 to nestle the 3 cutesy monsters and added some silver sequins to fill the space in the left panel.

I also added some Wink of Stella glitter in the monster’s tummy and spots ūüėČ







Stamped packaging

Hello every one!

Have you sometimes wondered how to get plain packaging pouch to look more encouraging than a plain white paper to put things in?

I’m sharing a packaging project at a2z¬†Scrapbooking blog¬†today addressing this thought. Here’s a sneak peek of what I did so visit the¬†a2z¬†Scrapbooking blog¬†to see¬†how I¬†packaged a card and some sweets. It’s a great way to mass produce too to use in party favors. Go can go here for more details.


Remember, 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 for more Hero Arts products.




My favorite things

This month’s challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 blog¬†is now live with the theme: My Favorite Things.

Aside from card making, I also love sewing and it always makes me happy whenever I can incorporate sewing materials or sewing into my card project.

My favorite things are placed altogether in my card today, the blue and pink colors, felt flowers, die cutting and stamped coloring ūüôā Not a lot isn’t it?

I used a combination of paper kits from Sarah Hurley including: ¬†Be Mine kit, April kit-Happy, January kit-Loving Life, July kit-All at Sea and February kit add-on – St Marks. The sentiment is from Sarah’s Sentiment stamp set.

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felt detail

For more project inspirations, you can see the rest of the team’s take on challenge here.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.

Catch up with you later!


Best wishes from all of us

Happy to play with stamps and dies from Mama Elephant. I used watercoloring in my background using distress inks.

I’m entering this card in this month’s watercolor + birthday challenge at ¬†Mama Elephant August challenge.

I used a combination of stamps with their coordinating dies from the Pandamonium and Just Hatched stamp set. I added a washi tape on the left side to complement the black & white color of the pandas. I also used some sequins and bling as embellishments.

ME edit

My card sketch inspiration is from Sugarpea Designs SugarSketch 08.





Also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

Have a great day + discount code

Today is the day for the month’s (August) challenge over at A2z Scrapbooking blog!

The theme for the month is Encouragement so I created a light colored card to lift someone’s spirit, the sentiment to match a great day ahead.

I love the bicycle from Hero Arts stamp & die set, just brings so much fun memories when my brother & I used to bike around the school ground when we were just kids, or sometimes hop on with my cousin’s bike to go around our area ūüôā Helmets were non existent at the time and I remember my grandmother restraining me to go biking with my teenager cousins who used to take me for a ride on evenings, I was the younger kid then.

So here, I used the bike as my main image for today’s project share.

I stamped the background with Hero Arts and added a twine for some additional texture.

My card sketch and color inspiration is from Fusion Card challenge, July 31st (The Beach House).

I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

Beach House (1)

My take on the challenge

aug 1 challenge

card detail

You can stop by at the A2Z Scrapbooking blog to see what the rest of the talented ladies take on the challenge.

In addition, 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 for more Hero Arts products. How great is that?

ria15 disccode


Happy shopping and have a great day!


Supplies used