It’s been a while since I posted a project but now I’m back after a short holiday break with the family.

Now for the new year, I have a number of things I plan to do on so many things including my blog so I hope you also stay tuned.

For today, I’m sharing a card project for Sarah Hurley’s January challenge with the ‘Thank you’ theme. The Sarah Hurley challenge blog has new exciting changes as well, with great prizes in store for each challenge winner.

I used Sarah’s Large Texture stamp for my background and my main image and stars from Wish Upon a Star stamp set. My thanks sentiment is from the Block Alpha stamp. All papers are also from Sarah Hurley paper kits.



I’m entering this card to Feeling Sketchy sketch # 77 card challenge 


 And CAS-ual Fridays, CFC 125 In A word, using the word Thanks as there are so many things to be thankful for in this life.

Entering this also in The Crafting Café, Anything Goes.

Stitching & Stamping

It’s been a while that I had the chance to play along CAS(E) this sketch and CAS-ual Fridays challenges but now is a chance 🙂

I’m entering this card to CAS(E) this Sketch # 49 combined with elements and inspirations challenge from CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC 117, In Stitches. CFC requires the use real or faux stitching on the CAS project.

So here’s my take. I used a combination of elements and stamps from Sarah Hurley.

The mini tabs are from Sarah’s February kit club Add on 1, then I stamped the messages using the Block Alpha stamps and Sentiments stamps.

For the stitching part, I used embroidery floss following the dots in the Sarah’s Stamp & Stitch! Expedition stamps.

Had fun combining stitching in stamping in this project.

I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp challenge, to Use a rubber or a clear stamp.



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A super quick post to share my take in this week’s card challenge for two of my favorite challenge sites.

Since I had the chance to sit down for a while, I did a card for Freshly Made Sketches # 103 challenge.

This time a hybrid card using Sarah Hurley, Book Worm  digital scrapbooking kit. I specially love the papers on this collection, just fit for a back to school theme card.

I’m also entering this card to CAS-ual Friday Back to school challenge, CFC 114.


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On the go

I’m feeling so much better now 🙂 cold and cough have finally said goodbye so I had the chance to play along in this week’s online challenges.

I recently received my Hero Arts die and stamp combo and I have to use it right away. Love them!

I’m entering this card to CAS(E) this sketch # 34. Also in CAS-UAL Fridays , CFC # 107 Hunger Games.

Here’s my take..

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Hybrid card

I was recently accepted as Design Team member at Sarah Hurley Designs, see my badge in the right corner? happy me 🙂

So this week, I received digi kits that can be used for a number of projects. I love Sarah Hurley’s papers, embellishments and almost everything really.  I did try my first digital scrapbook using the Say Cheese digital scrapbooking kit but I’ll share how it looks in the coming week or so.

I also did a card using one of the other kits but will extend the excitement again later.

For today’s project, I used Sarah Hurley’s Expedition digi kit. I designed the overall graphics in my computer, and printed them. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, and added the orange strings for texture.

I’m entering this card in Freshly Made Sketches # 82.

Also in CAS-ual Fridays Challenge # 99, Birthday Bash. And finally to Pretty Paper Studio April Challenge, Anything First.

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Gift Tags

This week’s challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make Gift Tags, CFC 80. I love gift tags and I think for this week’s challenge, I’ll have more tag projects to post on this blog entry 🙂

Caution, a lot of photos on this post.

I used tag dies from Papertrey Ink to diecut my base tags. For additional background texture I stamped them with musical notes stamp and some were even embossed. I kept them simple but tried to make a variation of each just to see how well it looks overall. To add dimensions, I made some of the stars overlap on top of each other.

So without further ado, here are my take for the gift tags challenge.














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tag blu


Holiday mini cards

I had the chance to do a quick mini holiday card today using digistamp from The Stamping Shack. The digis are from the Lillliput and Cutie Tootsie  collection. You can check the store for more adorable digis.

In both cards, I mainly embossed the card base using an embossing border folder from Sizzix. I colored both card images with watercolor pencils.

For my winter penguin, I put a  wiggly eye for some character, minimal embellishment using twine and patterned papers, a mini holiday card that I can easily put on top of a gift. I’m entering this blue card in CAS-ual Fridays, Winter Blues challenge, CFC 79.

For the Lilliput digi, I made a more traditional look since I find the image  resembles a vintage look into it. I used twine and ribbon for minimal embellishment again and embossing on the base of the card.

Lilliput and Cutie Tootsie digistamp, mini card

Lilliput and Cutie Tootsie digistamp, mini card

Cutie Tootsie digistamp detail

Cutie Tootsie Digistamp

Cutie Tootsie Digistamp


You’re Purr-fect

I had the chance to use Paper Smooches stamp on today’s card. I used Kraft cardstock as card base.Then I stamp the little cute cat into a white and gray patterned paper and use the same sentiment in the stamp set. I put a wiggly eye for the eyes, isn’t it cute :)Cats are playful so I put an additional twine that will serve as the ball of yarn to play with. I should have kept a longer twine to twist it a little bit more but overall I’m happy with the output.I embossed the right side of the kraft carstock to give a little texture.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch  # 3 challenge. I’m sending this off too to CAS-ual Fridays Kraft on challenge.

Sketch 3

Sketch 3

Kraft on challenge

Kraft on challenge

You're purr-fect

Cat detail

Yarn ball


Joining in again at CAS-ual Fridays CFC75. This week challenge is to create a Clean And Simple card or tag with an element that goes over the edge.

I’m entering the same card too in CAS(E) this sketch # 2.  This is the 2nd week challenge at CAS(E)’s  new blog challenge and there were a number of entries in last week’s initial challenge intro. Wow, amazing isn’t it?










I got my Martha Stewart scoring board today and decided to do a rosette detail as the main focus for my card. Scoring the lines for this flower is a breeze with the scoring board. I did an overhanging tab on top of my card to add a little color too on my overall card. Used a chipboard font for my HI sentiment (from Amy Tangerine). I also used a Kaisercraft chicken wire background stamp , not too visible in the photo but it’s there 🙂

Here’s my take on the challenge with some detailed photos.



Rosette detail

Rosette detail

Over the edge

Over the edge

Over the edge

Over the edge

I love you

Put your {heart} into it, CAS-ual Fridays challenge for the week, CFC 74, create a clean and simple card with a heart.

I diecut 3 hearts, 2 in full heart shapes then the 3rd heart was diecut once more by smaller heart to create a window. The 3 hearts were placed on top of each other to create a 3D heart as the main focal point. What would be the best sentiment to use than I Love You.

I added a running lace at the bottom to give some texture. Clean and simple.

And on to the card.




I Love You

I Love You

Lace detail 1

Lace detail 1

3D Heart

3D Heart

3D heart detail