Thursday, 29 September 2011

Just Because

 Happy Thursday, everyone!

 I got this Notably Ornate stamp set for awhile and finally ink it up. I have been busy cleaning up my stamping stuff ready to sell. I'm finally going to sell my old and retired stamp sets. I can't bear to let them go but I've got to make room for new ones. I'll be listing the stamps sets and supplies for sale soon.

I made the little flowers with the Trio Flower punch. Bunch them all together to make a bigger flower. I used the Lace Ribbon Border punch to make the pink ruffle around the red flowers. Very pretty! It kind of look like a flower bouquet on a card. My daughter love those little flowers. She ask me make her a whole bunch out of different colours. She had put them on birthday presents and even for boy presents also. She is so silly but love to craft with me. She is always around when I do my stamping. Such a little helper.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Beautiful Season Cards & Tags Box Set!

This cards and tags box set is designed around the Beautiful Season stamp set, which has a gorgeous vintage look and feel.  The box holds four cards, four envelopes, four "Top Note" tags and four 2" folded tags, and four "Curly Label" tags.  This set makes a great gift, craft fair item and is a fun class project!
This great box of cards and tags designed by Kris. To get the instructions for Kris’ project, just subscribe to September!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Pick Your Poison Halloween Ensemble! - CPC

These Halloween projects make cute gifts for your best friend, a special teacher, or anyone that loves Halloween!  Fill the haunted house treat box with goodies and pair it with this sinister charm bracelet.  The silver spider web luminary doubles as a Fancy Favor container.  Embellish it with a festive gift tag!

This spooky fun project designed by Kris! To get the instructions for Kris’ fabulous Halloween Ensemble, just subscribe to September! 

Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumn Album Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Dawn! You are the winner. Email me at and I'll email you the Autumn Album tutorial.

DawnKathleen said...Awesome Autumn Album! What a great idea! Thank you for your creativity!

Thank you everyone for your comments. I really enjoy reading them all. 


Paper Carnation Tutorial

 Happy Friday everyone! I have a tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how to make a paper carnation. 

 I realized that my photo does not have every materials in there so I'll just list them out for you.

 You'll need:
Whisper White Card Stock (but any card stock will do)
 Ink Pad (any colour)
1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Piercing Tool
Matt Pack (foam part)
1 Brad
Spray Water Bottle
Stamp Cleaner Pad

 1.Punch 6 scallops out, pierce a hole in each scallops and then sponge them on both sides.

2.Put the scallops onto the Stamp Cleaner Pad and spray them with water on both sides.

 3.With you fingers, scrunch up the 6 scallops.

4.Open the scallops up.

5.Put a brad through the hole of each scallops and fasten it up at the back.

6.Start with the middle scallop and push it into the middle. Work one scallop piece at a time.

7.This is how it should look like after you pushed all the scallop pieces to the middle. The purple flower is a dry one and the red one is still wet. See the difference in the size? They shrink after the flower is dry but not too much. Let the flower dry over night. Now you can put the flower onto your creation.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial! Let me know what you think. Have a good day.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Pin Cushion & Card Gift Set!- CPC

No sewing machine needed!  Make this sweet pin cushion out of a recycled can!  Complete this set with a matching greeting card to make the perfect present for any crafting or sewing friend!  Leave the pin cushion loose on the top of the can to use for buttons or additional pin storage!

This pretty project designed by Monika! To get the instructions for Monika’s fabulous project, just subscribe to September!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #221 and SUO Challenge 28, Fall Colors


Here a Sketch Challenge #221 over at Stamping 411. My first time joining in on the fun.
I'm also joining in on the SUO Challenge 28. This is also my first time joining the challenge at this site. Hope this is ok to post 1 card for 2 different places.

I love the fall season so here is a card I made using the French Foliage stamp set again. I did the Faux Tearing Technique for the background. I tore a piece of scrap paper, put on the white card stock and then stamp away. I sponge the edges before I take the paper off. This technique makes nice background paper to match the colours you need for your creations.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Halloween Luminaria & Candy Containers!

Here are some exciting projects to make your Halloween even more fun!  Great ideas for candy containers to give to the kids’ classmates, as well as a Luminaria to decorate your home!

These fun Halloween projects come to you designed by LaurieTo get the instructions for Laurie’s projects, just subscribe to September.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Autumn Album Tutorial For Sale and a Giveaway

Do you love Autumn? Do you love to take nice Autumn pictures? Then this fun little album is perfect for you. It is small enough to go into your purse and carry it around to show off your beautiful work. You can even change it up for other occasions. ie. Christmas, birthday, Valentine, graduation and just about anything you can think of.

This tutorial comes with step-by-step photos instructions to guide you through. There are instructions on how to make the flower on the cover, too.

Click on the link below to purchase it. Your tutorial will be deliver to your inbox within 24 hours after payment.

And now for the giveaway. Comment on this post and I'll pick 1 winner on Friday, September 23 9PM Pacific Time. Have fun and enjoy!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Friends Gift Box & Card!- CPC

Here’s a pretty little gift box and matching note card I created for Craft Project Central. You can fill it with something special and give to that special friend! Change up the theme and make the gift box for any special occasion from birthdays, holidays, showers, and more! I love this little box especially the flowers on it. I love the 3D look to them. Oh! and I love, love the stamp set for this project. I'll never get tire of it.

 To get the instructions for this fabulous project, just subscribe to September!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Winner of Craft Project Central Giveaway

Congratulations, Patti! You are the winner of Craft Project Central giveaway. Email me at with your full name and send your information to the moderator of Craft Project Central to get you set up.

Patti said...Congratulations on guest designer at Craft Project Central. And thanks for the chance to win a free subscription.

Thank you all for your comments and playing along. I enjoy reading them.


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Creation For INKspirations 4U!

Hello, everyone! Good day! Here is my creation for INKspirations 4U! Isn't it cute? I love it very much! To get the instructions for this birdhouse please subscribe here for the Fall Edition 2011 online class. This and other projects for the Fall Edition are around for a limited time only. You don't want to miss it!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 12 September 2011

INKspirations 4U Fall Edition Have Started

Hello, there!

Today is the first day of the INKspirations 4U Fall Edition. I'm so excited about it! I can't wait till my project comes up. You'll going to love it. Well, not just mine is a great project but other projects are lovely too.

Is not too late to register for the online class. You'll get 20 beautiful projects for just $24.99. Wow! That's a deal! This class is here for a limited time only so don't delay. You don't want to miss it. Head on over to INKspirations 4U site to register now.


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Dasher Holiday Centre Step Card

 Hello, there! How about a Christmas card? I know. It's still early to think about Christmas. I do want to make lots this year early so I'll have them ready to give out when Christmas comes around. I didn't give out any last year and I wasn't going to give a store bought cards either. It's just not the same anymore after I learn to make greeting cards.

This is a center step card. It folds down and you can put it in an envelope. I used a piercing tool to pierce the circle around Dasher. For the scallop circle I used a 1/16" hole punch to punch around it.

I added felt snowflakes at the top and bottom of the card. This really made the card stands out.

I'm going to link this card to So Shelli Christmas Card Creative Challenge.

Thank you for visiting today!

stamps- Dasher, Occasional Quotes (hostess set)
papers- real red, chocolate chip, old olive
inks- chocolate chip, riding hood red
accessories- felt snowflakes, rhinestone brads, 1/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/4" and 2-1/2"  circle punches, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 3" circle die, Big Shot die cutting machine

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Craft Project Central Blog Candy Giveaway

As a guest designer for Craft Project Central, I get to give away a FREE PASS to one lucky winner to the month of September projects.

Simply leave a comment here on this post. I'll pick a winner on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 9PM Pacific time. Good luck and have fun!


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Craft Project Central Projects

 I'm a guest designer for Craft Project Central again for the month of September. There wonderful projects coming up for this month. Here are 3 so far. Please click on the designers' name and visit their blogs. Leave a comment while you're there and tell them I sent you. It'll really make their day. "smiles"

This first project designed by Julie.

This great hexagon box is created using the Mini Milk Carton die!  It’s so quick and easy!  Fill it with some fun goodies and pair it with the coordinating card and you’ve got a GREAT little gift!  Change up the colors and theme and you’ll have a great little gift box for the holidays, birthday’s, Valentines Day, or any gift giving occasion.  The little box would also make a great birthday party, shower, or wedding favor!  This project is also a great class or club project!

This second project designed by Kim.

Give a gift that is truly unique and special!  This pentagon-shaped box rolls open to reveal five compartments with windows to display the contents within!  Fill with an assortment of candies, trinkets or other surprises for that special someone!

This third project designed by Julie.

If you’re looking for a way to give some Halloween/Fall treats, this cute little pumpkin box, and it’s coordinating card are perfect!  With the ribbon "stem" you can either hang the box for a fun decor piece or use it as an easy pull-up handle and hide some special treats inside!!

To get the instructions for these projects, just subscribe to September!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Vogue Flowers Birthday Card

 Hello there! How's everyone today? 

I made this card and a set of it to give to a friend for her birthday coming up soon. I hope she find these cards useful. I'm trying to get ahead of myself here. Now that school has started I don't have much time to stamp.

I stamped the flowers and individually cut them all out and mounted them onto the card. Lots of work but it made the card looked pretty.

Thank you for stopping by!

stamps- Vintage Vogue, En Francis
papers- ruby red, whisper white, river rock, chocolate chip
inks- ruby red, river rock, chocolate chip
accessories- brads

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Faux Tearing Fall Leaves

Hi, stampers! Hope you all had a wonderful Labour Day long weekend. We went to Seattle on Friday and visited the Pacific Science World (I think that's the name) and the Pike street Public Market Place. We didn't know it closes at 5pm so we didn't get to see much of the market place. We stayed overnight in Tulalip and went home on Saturday. Went dim sum and shop in China Town and did some preparing for school on Monday. That was my long weekend. Not very exciting.

Today my kids started their first day of school. They did well until their friends kept ringing and knocking on the door every 30 minutes (literally) to ask if my kids could come out to play. Well, my kids are home school so they do a full day of school. They don't have the same schedule as the public school kids. No playing until they finished their lessons. I have to be tough with them. lol

Anyway, on to the card. I did the faux tearing technique for the background on a light colour card stock. Add some elements and the card was done. Very simple technique.

Thank you for visiting today!

stamps- French Foliage, Faith in Nature
papers- crushed curry, dusty darango, naturals ivory
inks- dusty darango, crushed curry, soft suede, crumb cake, ruby red, always artichoke
accessories- 1/8" taffeta ribbon, polka-dots grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, sponge

Happy Stamping!