a2z Scrapbooking October challenge

Happy 1st of October!

Can you believe its only few weeks from now and it’s already Christmas! I already started my Christmas card projects last month and so expect me to continue sharing some more in the next coming weeks ūüôā

Today starts the new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking blog. October theme challenge will be “to use two (2) Hero Arts products” in your entry.

For my card, I used Hero Arts Tree-mendous digital kit. I love the flexibility of digital stamps, easy to re-size or enlarge the image as you want. Here I printed smaller size trees and colored them with markers. I also added Clear Wink of Stella glitter for some shine.

I also added some gems, I arranged them in a way that it will look like snow falling from the sky. I added a vellum behind the trees to focus more on the trees as well and attached it by running a straight stitch using my sewing machine.



For the sentiment, I silver embossed them.



I added red ribbon to complement the red trees too.


and the card in full


If you‚Äôre interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post ūüôā

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a good chance to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Now, visit the a2z Scrapbooking blog for more inspiration from the team. Get 2 of the¬†Hero Arts Products that you have and join in the challenge ūüôā

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Until next time!

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.

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

Here’s the card in full view

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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.

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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.

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And both of them here

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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.


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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 ūüôā

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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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā I also die cut the bottom page of the page using a scallop die.


And here’s my completed card.

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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!

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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 ūüôā

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? ūüôā ¬†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!





It’s October and what would be the¬†most celebrated occasion than¬†the spooky houses, ghosts¬†and other things scary¬†ūüôā

This month’s challenge is already up at the¬†Sarah Hurley Challenge blog¬†with the theme Halloween. Just fit for the 31st celebration.

I used Sarah Hurley’s 31 Spook Street digi¬†scrapbooking kit. I just adore all the elements in this set, so cute to be scary isn’t it? I used Angelica¬†Strange with her little friends. See the pretty little bat in my card? I so love her with her pink ears and ribbon ūüôā

You can head on to Sarah Hurley’s challenge blog for¬†more¬†fun,¬†and inspirational Halloween¬†projects.

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I’m entering this card to Fairy tale Challenge # 77, to incorporate pumpkin, mushroom and bat in your creation.

I have bats and a pumpkin ūüôā

Also sending this to Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD October 1-7 challenge, Anything Goes. 


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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Be Happy

The new challenge for June is now up at The Sarah Hurley¬†Designs Challenge blog.¬†The theme for June, ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’.

I did another hybrid card using¬†Sarah Hurley’s¬†Gatsby Digi¬†Scrapbooking kit. After laying it out in my computer and printed, I added a glitter gold for my feather. I have a very¬†limited glitter elements in my stash and I may say, this challenge is¬†somehow¬†a challenge literally¬†ūüôā

More glittery ¬†inspirations from my co-DTs¬†at Sarah’s¬†challenge¬†blog so be sure to check them out¬†too.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Anything goes challenge.

Gold chall

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Go Explore!

Sharing a hybrid card using Sarah Hurley Designs, Expedition¬†digital scrapbooking kit. I have mentioned this before but will need to reiterate again, I love this Expedition kit ūüôā apparently its one of my favorites. Traveling is one my looking-forward-to events so that¬†may be a reason why I love this kit¬†too?

After laying out the elements in my computer, I added texture by putting button in the camera lens and a blue twine.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Take a picture challenge.



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Shades of Blue

I’m sharing today this card that I did for Sarah Hurley’s Shades of Blue challenge. I used all elements from the Expedition digi scrapbook kit. I always love to travel whenever I have the chance and this Expedition kit I think will be my all¬†time¬†favorite ūüôā

I laid out all elements in my computer, then printed another set of the sail and colored them with Promarkers. I cut the sail and put foam dimensional¬†for texture. More inspirational projects are being shared in¬†Sarah’s challenge blog by fellow DT so be sure to check them out too. The challenge runs for a month so there’s plenty of time if you wish to¬†play along.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Happy¬†Mail challenge.

Also to DL. Art Anything Goes challenge.


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