Monday, September 30, 2013

Card Caravan #49: Color Combo

Fall colors are swarming the galleries and blog as the season is coming on in full swing. It’s just everywhere. So when it was my turn to host the latest Card Caravan Challenge, I thought about spicing things up and create a color combo that’s a bit more cheerful and fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall colors, they are so warm and lovely, but sometimes when we make cards and projects we often forget that some parts of the world does not have that season or perhaps in the opposite season from fall at the moment. So this challenge would work for everyone :)

Here is the color combo:


My card:


Digital papers: Boys of Summer Papers by Sarah Jones
Stamps: Fun In The Sun from Penny Black and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic, Finecolour and Prismacolor markers

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Update and a New Saturday Inspirations Video!

Hey all.. I have been rather quiet because it’s been a chaotic week. My Dad was hospitalized and I had to stay with him in the hospital so I can’t really do a lot of things. His prostate was bleeding and we found out that it was due to complications of his heart meds (which includes a blood thinner/coagulant) and his prostate meds. The doctors said that it was the result of the long term effects of the blood thinner. He has been discharged and doing well at home at the moment. The doctors also has changed his heart meds to prevent this from happening again.

Now since I didn’t posted any Saturday Inspirations video last week, I did a little double dipping today. Here’s a tut on how to make a tea bag book and also how to apply flocking powder to your image.


Stamp: Miss Anya Scarves from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Tuxedo Black from Memento
Dies: Spellbinders
Coloring: Copic markers
Digital papers: Frosted Flakes Paper Pack by Dani Mogstad
Flocking powder: Stampendous
Glossy Accents

Here’s the video:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Saturday Inspirations: Triple Easel Card

Hey all! Wow, I am kind of late to the party because it’s been crazy hectic this weekend at home. My nieces are here with my brother as their mother went to a business trip to Bali, so I haven’t had a time to post here. I did set up a scheduled post, but then when I checked it was actually saved as a draft on my computer instead (I use Live Writer). Gah… So I am posting a new one today hehe.

Anyway, yes… I have a new card and video for Loves Rubberstamps’ Saturday Inspiration post.


This is an easel card and believe me when I tell you that the pic here doesn’t do justice of the card in real life. It is quite stunning :D Come check out the video here:

Stamp: Garden Anya from The Greeting Farm
Digital papers: Something Wonderful | Paper by  Laura Passage and Mari Koegelenberg
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic Markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Rhinestone: Prima

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lovely Altered Notecard Box

Way before I got into stamping, I was so into altering things. I do it 100% hybrid and I kind of miss it lately. So here’s another altering attempt I made.







The flowers/roses are handmade using die cuts by Cheery Lynn. I don’t have many flowers especially of this color so I had to make it myself. I then ‘sugared’ the flowers using some Martha Stewart clear glitter.

Inside look:


Digital papers: Summer's Last Celebration | Paper by Laura Passage
Digital elements: Summer's Last Celebration | Journal Cards and Summer's Last Celebration | Printables by Laura Passage
Rhinestone swirl: Prima
Dies: Cheery Lynn
Glitter: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Blue Ballerina

Hello everyone! Last weekend we had a gathering for Indonesian cardmakers. It was such a fun event. I had so much fun meeting new people and shopping a small haul. Next meeting’s scheduled to be at my house soon. Can’t wait!

Anyway, here is a new card I would like to show you. I love the colors here :)


Stamp: Tilda With Ballet Shoes from Magnolia
Digital kit: Happy Little Bluebird by Sugarplum Paperie
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic markers
Flowers: I Am Roses
Glitters: Stickles

Saturday, September 7, 2013

First Saturday Inspirations Video!

Hello all! If you’ve seen my sidebar you’d probably know that I am one of the newest members of Loves Rubberstamps. Have you been to the store? There’s lots of goodies there especially stamps that would satisfy your papercrafting needs! And the challenge blog? Oh, don’t get me started.. It’s just chock full of inspiration! Speaking of inspiration… I have a video specially for Loves Rubberstamps. I am their video design team member, so every Saturday I will post a video of techniques, tutorials, color along or make-and-takes.

Anyway, the first project I am making for Loves Rubberstamps is a card with the image having the jeans textured by actual jeans.


Stamps: Music Mae from Some Odd Girl and Studio G (sentiment)
Digital papers: Sidewalk Chalk Paper Pack #1 and Sidewalk Chalk Paper Pack #2 from Echo Park
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic and Finecolour markers

So…… Here’s my first tutorial video! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Altered Triangle Banner

Hello all! I have been busy creating, so forgive my absence. I am recently on an altering kick. I don’t usually alter anything except albums (I used to years and years ago). So today I’ll show one of an altered item I made.

I made an altered triangle banner. Well technically, it’s not really altered since I made it from scratch using two layers of thin board.. But you can call it altered since I decorated it right? ;)


Here are some close up details:




I forgot to take pics of the back side… But it’s equally gorgeous. I lined the back with some metal-looking plastic trim I’ve hoard for ages hehehe.

Digital papers: Maggie Holmes Paper Pack #1 and Maggie Holmes Paper Pack #2
Glitter papers: Doodlebug
Dies: Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn
Stamp: Sentimental Banners from Layers of Color
Ink: Memento