Happy Friday!

I still have a lot of crafty supplies that I haven’t had the chance to play with so this time is a good change to use some of them. I used Paper Smooches Fancy Frames Icons dies for my main shapes.

For the stamped flowers, I used the small icons from Paper Smooches Recipe for Success stamp set. I love using tiny stamps to create patterns such as these 🙂 For some texture, I added twine from Lawn Fawn and a strip of washi tape.

I’m entering this card in this week’s Paper Smooches challenge, Anything Goes, July 5-11 (Week 1).


My color inspiration is from Colour Me challenge # 79.

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My sketch inspiration if from Freshly Made Sketches # 194.

FMS Final 194-001

And my take in the challenge..



Until then!

Cupcake Inspiration

I was doing some alcohol marker coloring over the weekend using these cupcake stamps from Hero Arts.

Happy to use them finally in a birthday card. I added some sequins and twine for my embellishments.

I used the card sketch inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches # 176.

FMS Final 176-001



I’m entering this card to Cupcake Inspiration’s Confetti Inspiration Challenge for our 300th Challenge Celebration.

March 5 CIC300 Confetti

I think this challenge blog will be one of my fave challenge blogs 🙂

Also entering this card to Word Art Wednesday, Challenge # 173, Anything Goes.

Till then!

Supplies used:

Dude! You are amazing

Hi there!

Just checking in quickly to share a card with a masculine theme. I used a die from Lil’ Inker Designs and stamps from Kelly Purkey. The papers are from a guy themed distressed papers from my stash that I haven’t used for a while. Great to make use of it this time.

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I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, It’s a Guy Thing challenge, the theme for this week.

And I used a card sketch inspiration from Feeling Sketchy, Sketch #113.


Till then!

Christmas Word Art Stamp in focus

Hello there!

Today’s card project focuses in the Christmas sentiment that I recently got from Sarah. Its called Christmas Word Art Stamp set.  I love the selection of fonts and the combination of modern and traditional typography.

I  white heat embossed the sentiment over a dark patterned paper. I also added a red designer paper at the back of the gray paper to give more Christmas color feel to it. The card base is also embossed using an embossing folder for texture.

The twine and sequins are also added for some fun 🙂


A closer look


Also entering this card to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog: Challenge #21- Celebrate the Season.

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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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 🙂 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.

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My take on the challenge

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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

My door is always open

I recently got this Bitty Bungalow stamp set from Paper Smooches. I’m entering this card in the current Picture Perfect challenge, June 8-14.  I used the colors in the photo as my inspiration, fun, happy colors.



I initially colored the bungalows with watercolor but later decided to paper pieced them instead. I have a pack of small piece papers that were left from previous projects which I keep. It may only be me but I just can’t just toss all those pretty papers in the bin as they can still be use in small projects like this (well not all those pieces but a good size ones that I think will still work).

I used the Notebook basic die to frame my bungalows.

For my card  layout, I used Fusion Card Challenge sketch, and they also have those bright, happy colors as inspiration. I also have twine to match the strips in the sketch.

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I’m also entering this card to Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes challenge.

Hippo Hooray

Playing with Paper Smooches stamps and dies. I’m entering this card to May 18-24 Anything Goes (wk 3) challenge.

I die cut the hippo, frame and balloon from PS. I die cut 2-3 piece of cardboard to add more dimensions to the frame and hippo, I think 1 extra piece for the balloon. I got the curled twine by putting white glue all around the twine and arrange it the way I want, then let dry.



I used the card sketch from Dahlhouse Designs Wanna Sketch # 16.


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Warm & fuzzy

Card sketches are just one of my favorite online challenges. Apparently, I can’t miss out Paper Smooches- April 27- May 3 Designer Draft challenge for the month.

I used the cute cat from Party Posse stamp set and combined the warm & fuzzy sentiment with the birthday wishes from the same set. I then fuzzy cut the cat and the small clouds for additional deco. The tag is also from Paper Smooches Tag stitched die. I just added pink twine to complete the look.




I stumbled upon a new challenge blog through Torico so I’m joining also this week, keeping in mind to use a furry friend in my main image. Trying out at Naughty or Nice Challenge # 4, Furry Friends.


also in Party Time Tuesdays # 170, Fussy cutting challenge.

PTT Challenge fussy cutting challenge _170 Party Time tuesdays


A quick post to show my take in Freshly Made Sketches # 127. I haven’t played around this sketch challenge for a while so its nice to take part this week.

I used the papers from Sarah Hurley’s 8×8 paper and my favorite stamps also from Sarah Hurley. Love this set 🙂  I colored the cameras with promarkers and punched some hearts to add some colors.

Inspirational sketch

FMS Final 127-001





Happy weekend!