2011-07-31

I Love You...today, tomorrow and forever.

I'm so excited I found a new (to me) scrapbook sketch challenge.
It's Once Upon a...Sketch, and I will be playing more often.
It's been way too long since my last layout, but I'm so happy to have found this lovely challenge and this wonderful sketch to work with.
Here is the beautiful sketch...

I have rotated the sketch for my layout.
This will be the first of many layouts for my wedding album...so please stay tune.

The papers are from My Minds Eye (Lost and Found collection).
Prima flowers and my handmade flower and pebble.
You will also find gorgeous lace, silk ribbon and beautiful buttons.
Hope you like it...


Thank You so much for your visit, enjoy your weekend.


2011-07-29

Little Darling Blog Hop - Guest Designer


Hi there! Welcome to Little Darlings Blog Hop. If you are doing the hop in order, you have arrived here from Myrna's blog.
Isn't her work just beautiful.
If you get lost along the way, please click here to start the hop.

Love to Stamp store is releasing a new Back to School collection. Take a look at these cuties...

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for this release, how could I refuse these cute stamps.
Beside, both Angie and Mindy are really sweet and I'm so happy to work with them once again.
Thank you so much Mindy for thinking of me when organizing this hop.

I have chosen to highlight this cute little stamp call "Art 101".
Because it's a Back to School release, I thought it was appropriate to title this card
"Oh, the places you will go" ~ Dr. Seuss.
I think it's perfect for this image as well.


Isn't it such a sweet image? Reminds me of little-o-me back in the days...hehee
She was very fun to color and I would love to color her again.

Now, how about some candy? Yup! You can win this adorable stamp I'm showcasing (thanks to Angie)
All you have to do is leave me a comment and the lucky winner will be announce on the Love to Stamp Store Blog on August 5th.

Moving along with the hop...your next stop is the ever so talented Angie!
Get ready to be amaze and good luck on the hop...have fun!

Thanks so much for your visit.
Have a great day.

2011-07-27

Time Flies - s'Sketches Guest


So excited to share another card with you today.
My Guest Designer card for s'Sketches...a wonderful and unique scrapbook and card sketch challenge blog.
I hope to join their challenges more often and I hope you will give it a try too.
Thank you s'Sketches DT for having me.

Here is this weeks unique sketch from Sasya.

"Time Flies...Miss You" is the title of this card.
While surfing for vintage images, I came across this cute bird and thought it was perfect for this card.
The center paper of the card have stitching and tiny half pearl accents.
Around the edges of this card, I've added clear micro beads from Martha Stewart.
Little things like this makes the card unique and dimensional.


Please stop by the s'Sketches to see these girls amazing work.
Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a wonderful day.


2011-07-25

Life's a Garden...dig it! - TOMIC Guest


My card for today is made for the TOMIC challenge with the theme of Stitching...real or faux.
Thank you TOMIC DT for having me as a Guest this week.
I hope you will join us with your card and please don't forget to visit the challenge blog for amazing inspirations from the DT.

I've added double stitching around the edges of the papers. If you look closely, you'll see two different color threads (pink and green).
Also on this card are dyed doily, flowers (handmade and Prima), stick pins, MS lace butterfly, lace eyelets, and silk ribbon.
Watercan Tilda was colored with Distress Inks and watercolors, then stickles were added for a little sparkle.


Magnolia Stamp: Watercan Tilda
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks & Watercolors
Paper: Flea Market

Again, thanks TOMIC for having me and Thank You for visiting me.
Have a great day.


2011-07-23

Tags for my Friends...

Are you enjoying your weekend? I sure hope so :)

Today, I would like to share two tags made for my blogging friends.
Now that they have received them, I can share it with you all.

This first tag was made using Tilda with Wedding Gifts and she is colored with my favorite coloring technique...watercoloring with Distress Inks.
The gorgeous papers are from Melissa Frances, roses are from WOC which I have added shades of pink and green to match my card.
Hand dyed seam bindings ribbon and my simple stick pins for that vintage shabby look.
These lace and tulle ribbon are from a very sweet friend of mine.


On this next tag, I have also colored Tilda with Peony with Distress Inks.
You can't really see the background paper from DCWV, but I like the pop of colors peeking through.
The tiny micro beads on the bottom are from Martha Stewart.

Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Wedding Gifts & Tilda with Peony
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: Melissa Frances & DCWV

Well, that's it for me this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful day and Thanks for visiting me!


2011-07-20

Dream - WoJ Sketch...

Today is my last DT card for Whiff of Joy Challenge blog.
It was a difficult decision...I had a wonderful journey on the team and not only are the DT amazing at what they do, but they are also very kind and sweet girls.
Thanks for everything and I'll miss the chatting on the team....see you girls around blogland :)

This week, the challenge is to make a card using this great sketch by Kylie....hope to see you enter the challenge!!!

and here is my card...

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Musing Melinda
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks & Watercolors
Paper: K&Co.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.


2011-07-19

Endless Summer - Deep Ocean Guest

There is a new challenge theme at Deep Ocean challenge blog today...Ribbon!
I've created my card as a Guest Designer for Deep Ocean this time.
Thanks to the DT for having me.

It's been awhile since I inked up a Sarah Kay stamp, so I decided to design my card around this cutie.
All the flowers are handmade my myself either with fabric or with mulberry papers.
The ribbon is from Michael's.


Sarah Kay Stamp: Rose's Garden
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks & Watercolors
Paper: My Minds Eye

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.


2011-07-18

To A Beautiful Friend - BnW Guest Designer

Happy Monday! I hope you're ready for another challenge at Belles 'n Whistles.
This is my last card as a Guest Designer for BnW and I do hope you will pop over and play along.
The theme this week is complementary colors...so pick colors with opposite hue and ink up any Elisabeth Bell image and come join the fun.
For more inspirations and ideas on this color challenge, please check out the DT and their amazing work.

Here is a chart of colors and their complementary colors...

For my complementary colors, I've chosen violet red and yellow green.
This is a harder challenge for me, but that's why they call it a "challenge" right?

Thank you for visiting me and also Thanks to the BnW DT for having me on as their Guest.

Have some fun with us and enter the challenge, I can't wait to see what you make.
Have a wonderful day.


2011-07-16

A Sister's Love

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Update July 21:
I made Top 5 at s'Sketches...Thank You DT!!!

Update July 18:
I won The Shabby Tea Room Challenge with this card!
Thank you Tea Room leadies.

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The weekend is finally here! Do you have anything special plan?
Today, I'm going to the flea market...hopefully I'll fine some beautiful lace, fabrics, buttons and other goodies.
I'll make sure to share when I get back :)

If you visit my blog often, you will see that today's card is different from the usual cute girlie stamped images you're use to seeing.
This card is a little bit more elegant and sophisticated, especially made for my dear sister who has just recently established her career.
Just sending her a reminder that wherever she is in life, I'll always be there and will always love her.

So, here is my card...please tell me what you think...


I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

I always love reading your comments...Thanks so much!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.