Monday, April 25, 2011

My Garden -- SSC April Blog Hop

Monday, April 25, 2011
Hello and Happy Monday Everyone....
I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend.

Today, I have something special to share with you.
If you here for Simply Scrapping Craft April Blog Hop then WELCOME. Make yourself comfortable and I hope you enjoy your hop.

Ok, so SSC April Blog Hop challenge is SPRING.
I love Spring {it's my fave season} and I always look forward to play outside and start gardening. However, this year...Spring came a bit late here in Lincoln, Nebraska. The weather has been cold and cloudy and rainy. I can take the rain, but cold....yikes...better stay inside.
I've been dreaming about gardening. I just can't wait.

So, for this blog hop...I created a crafty garden.
A garden made from papers and other crafty things and I really enjoy looking at it all the time.
Here it is....MY GARDEN...

This project is a really fun project, and  I basically used most of my scrap papers {great way to recycle}.
A closer look at the flowers.

This is how imagine my {real} garden would look like, lots of different flowers. I also love the pinwheel and other creatures that like to play around it. Do you see those birds....? I love birds...and we're lucky that there are lots of birds around my house/garden. The birds on this project are from SP&Company. They're digi stamps that I colored.

Well, I hope that the weather will get warm up a little bit, and I can start this year garden outside.

That's all for today scrapper. Thank you so much for hopping and visiting my blog.
If you'd like to play along, you can add your link HERE.
I'd like to hear from you, so, leave me a comment.

Again thanks. Have a great week.
Take Care...and ENJOY your SPRING.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Toilet Paper Mini Album

Thursday, April 21, 2011
If you follow me on my YouTube channel...then you probably have seen this project. I made this mini album awhile ago for a swap over at The Scrap Beach, and I just realized that I haven't share it with you here in my blog.'s my very first Toilet Paper Mini Album.

When I signed up for this swap...I was pretty excited and at the same time nervous. Not sure how I was gonna create this, then my partner emailed me and said, "make it whatever your heart desire." Pretty this album was a bit scrappy experiment {LOL}.

I used {a total of} 5 toilet paper rolls {good way to Recycle those rolls}, then flattened out. I painted the top and side of all the TP rolls. I did lots of scrapping and stamping too.
And it came out beautifully. You can watch my video for this mini album HERE. Have fun watching

I'm planning on making another one for my family, however this time I'm going to use The Paper Towel Rolls. It's a bit it will give me more space to work on. But I need to wait until the paper towel itself all gone.

Well...thanks for stopping by.
Take Care and Happy Scrapping.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Happy Wednesday Scrappers,

I just finished a layout for a challenge over at Bo Bunny Blog. It's a fun sketch and I had to play along.
Here's the sketch,

And here's my creation,

I had TONS...{seriously tons} of FUN...making this layout. It also turned to be such a FUN layout too. Don't you think?

Now, let me show you some closer looks.

The supplies that I used on this layout -- 90 % -- are Bo Bunny {new collection} Blast Off. Love Love Love IT!!!

Anyway...thank you so much for stopping by.
See you all soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's Official

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I wish you could see me on Sunday night when I received an email from Samantha Peyton, owner and designer of SP & Company. I did a small dancing...LOL. Basically, the email said that I was picked to be one of SP & Company {awesome} designers. Oh My Goodness...I was so excited!!!! This is the first time I'm on a design team.

Yesterday, she finally made it OFFICIAL on her blog, and I spent my afternoon to get to know the other girls and chat. It was a fun afternoon.

Oh goodness, still can't believe I made it.....and here's my DT button. Isn't that cute???

Anyway, I can't tell you enough how I'm so grateful to be on SP & Company Design Team. And the girls {the other DT} are so friendly and talented. The coolest thing is -- they're all from around the world.

So, if you have never heard of this company should CHECK IT OUT!! Samantha offers a unique monthly stamp kit with very affordable price. Also, her acrylic stamps are just beautiful. OOhhh and for those of you who love Digi Stamps, she also has them at her store. Cool right??

Oh yeah, one last thing....join SP Forum  and Gallery to meet great new friends and find new inspirations.

Well, I'll be sharing some new SP project soon.
Until then Happy Tuesday and Take Care.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Thursday, April 14, 2011
Not too long ago, I joined a scrappy forum over at Scrapdango. While I was browsing around, I found a beautiful Scrapbook layout by one of the design teams. The page is called Thank Heaven for Little Boys, and it's created by Laura Gilhuly. The layout is so simple, yet stunning. Check it out HERE.

So, I challenged myself to scraplift Laura's artwork. Then again....I challenged myself to use the color RED {as the main color} and also just use 1 word for the title.

I love participating in all kind of {scrappy} challenges...however, never make a challenge for myself. Therefore, I'm super excited when I created this layout.
Here it is,

What do you think? Did I do good on my own challenge? I really like the way it turned out.

Anyway, thanks again for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pumpkins Galore

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Hello and Happy Hump Day Everyone,

Today...I have 2 pages layout that I'm going to share with you. This project is totally Scramping {{???}}.
So, here it is --> 'Pumpkins Galore Layouts'

What do you think? 
I forgot how fun it is making 2 pages layout, and I actually like it a lot. It gives you more space to display more pictures. I think...I will make more layout like this {2 pages}.

Anyway, let's take a closer look on each page. 

Remember I mentioned about Scramping earlier? If you love scrapbooking and stamping {like me}, then you know this word. Scramping stands for Scrapbooking - Stamping, and that's what I did on this project. All embellishment are stamped images that I colored.

The pattern papers and the stamp all come from Close To My Heart Kit called Felicity. I used my i-rock to attached those blings, and also MS punch to make the border.

Well, I hope I will show you more 2 pages LO soon.
Take Care and Have a great rest of the week.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

From Alex, "Happy Birthday"

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Hi everyone,

I have another birthday card to share with you. This time I used a sketch from Card Pattern {Sketch #109} and a digi stamp from Whimsy and Stars Design Studio. The stamp is called Alex Birthday.

Here's the sketch,

And here's my take on the sketch,

A closer looks.

So here's what I did to this card. I embossed the white cardstock with Cuttlebug folder. I colored Alex with my colored pencils {and gamsol}, cut it and added dimensional glues. Last but not least I stamped the word "Happy Birthday".

Love the simplicity of this card. Hope you love it too.

Now...before I go back to my scraproom and create, I need to share something with you all. Sami from The Scrapmaster's Paradise is doing {not one but two} giveaways on her blog. You need to check it out....
She designs really cute acrylic stamps and also owns a store called SP & Company.
First, she's giving away the new released stamps {April released} to 5 lucky winners. Enter HERE. And, second, she's giving away 3 boxes of scrap goodies. Enter HERE. SO excited!!!

Ok peeps....I'll see you all soon. Gonna work on 2 pages LO tonight. Hopefully I can get it done soon before the weekend. Thank you again for checking out my latest creation.
Take care.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Treasure Life Layout

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Last November {2010}, I signed up for a challenge over at And the challenge was to use the colors brown,cream and pink. I was so excited....:D

The first thing I did was find the right pictures I wanted to use, then I drew a sketch how I want my scrapbook layout looked like. So, here's my hand-drawn sketch...{This was my very first time I drew a sketch, and it was fun}.

I know....It looked so ugly...LOL. So, I decided to turn this hand-drawing into a good-looking computer sketch. I'm not a professional, I learned from trials and errors {I must admit -- It's a challenge}. And finally I did it.

This looked much better, but still I need to learn a lot more.
Well, and here's my take on my own sketch.

At the end of the month, I found out I didn't even make it to top 3 fave. However, I gave myself a pat on my shoulder {LOL}...I finally did something that I'd never done before. Overall...I'm happy with how everything turned out. Yay....

I will treasure this experience and hope to draw many more sketches in a near future.
Thanks you so much for stopping by. Take Care.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Soar With The Wind -- DT Call Submission for SP & Company

Monday, April 4, 2011
Ok...I think I've watched too much children movies. This saying, "Soar with the wind bullseye" {Toy Story}, has been in my head all day today while working on this DT Call submission card for SP & Company.

Anyway...I decided to titled the card "SOAR"...and love the way it turned out. So masculine.
What do you think?

SP & Company is giving away the April Released stamp set to 5 lucky winners. Go and check them out. You will love the new time for making those Mothers' Day cards or even starting the Fathers' Day cards too. Also...they have really cute birdie digi stamps. So excited :D

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Happy Monday and Have a great week.

Here's the list supplies that I used:
Cardstocks: Close To My Heart {Color: Bamboo, Outdoor Denim
Pattern Papers: Close To My Heart {Stardust}, My Mind's Eye {Stella & Rose - Hattie Collection}
Stamps: Tim Holtz Visual Artistry {Flights of Fancy}, Close To My Heart {small Friendship Alpha}, Stampabilities 
Ink: Close To MY Heart {Goldrush}
Emboss Powder: Stampendous Pearlustre {Saphir}
Embellishment: Close To My Heart {Button and Twine}

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Sunday, April 3, 2011
A couple weeks ago, a fellow scrapper left me a sweet comment on my post and also told me that she awarded me with a Liebster Blog Award. My oh my....I was surprised. :D

This fellow scrapper name is Maggie. I met her {in Cyberspace world} months ago over at The ScrapBeach online community. She joined my 12 days of Christmas Swap, and I had a chance to get to know her better.

Maggie, thank you so much for this award. I really appreciate it. And now...I'm ready to share the love. But before should check Maggie's Blog, Love My Scrap and Art Journal, and find out lots of artful inspirations.

The Liebster Award is designed to be awarded to 'small' blogs with less than 300 subscribers to spread the blog love and get them out to a wider audience.

The rules are:
1. Display the award on a post & link back to the person who awarded you
2. Choose your own blog picks & let them know they're awarded (3-5 blogs)
3. Hope everyone discovers some new favorites
4. Reveal in the blog love

So, here's 3 bloggers that I love and always looking forward to their creations.
The first one is Mariana -- Angel Wings and Beautiful Things -- She always makes beautiful mini album, and her creations are just stunning. 
The second one is Ivett -- Ivett Carrillo Designs -- I've been stalking her blog for awhile now. She's an amazing artist. She made beautiful cards, mini albums, and also altered items. She's just AMAZING.

The third one is Paula -- Crafty Mommy24cs -- She just started this blog not too long ago and has been sharing beautiful artworks. I'm totally in love with her felt dessert play food {It's so virtually yummy}.

Well, I like having you hang out here in my blog, but {pardon me} I have to kick you all over and check out these blogs.

Wish you all a beautiful week.

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