Friday, July 16, 2010

Long Summer Nights

It has been quite a while since I have last published a card but with the long summer nights I have been having a bit more time to craft. I have been up quite a collection of stamps though so I have lots to work with.
So without further ado, Here is my newest card. I am in utterly in love with Magnolia stamps. I have gotten the spring stamp club which is actually stamps from their Fairytale Collection which happens to be my the moment.
For this card I used
Magnolia Stamps, Longing Tilda, Frog Prince and Sentiment, Prima Flowers, Paper Lace, Copic Markers, Kaisercraft Pearls, Pink Hedgehog Raindrops, RicRac and Eyelets, Cardstock from Stash

This Card is for these Challenges
-Creative Card Crew : DT Challenge
-Wild Orchid Challenges-Say it in Flowers
-Ann's Creative Nook- #96 Anything Goes
-Picture Perfect Creations-Color Combo #21
-Creatalicious Challenges- #12 Something 3d
-Scrap it with a Song- So Happy Together

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Play Date Cafe Card

I made this card for the Play Date Cafe. It was interesting to do because being a color challenge, I wouldn't have normally chosen these colors. They ended up being pretty together and I am happy with what I created.
For this card I used:
Unity Stamp (pixie lane) Stampin' Up Stamp (sentiment) DCWV Cardstock and Pattern Paper, Cuttlebug Folder, Sizzix die, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Random Embellishments from stash, Glimmer  Mist (on flowers)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vintage Challenge

This is my first attempt at making a vintage card. For my birthday I got my distress pads because I wanted to see what the hype was all about. I really enjoyed making this card. It was a nice break from copics and I love the aged look.
For this card I used:
Rubber Stampede Stamps, Sizzix Dies, Glimmer Mist, Paper Lace, Core'dination Paper, Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Patterned Paper from Stash, Distress Ink

This card is for Die Cut Dreams Challenge : Vintage

 I found out that this card made it to the Top 4 of the challenge I entered it in! Thanks so much Die Cut Dreams!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Homemade Glimmer Mist

So this is my first attempt at home made glimmer mist. I have seen a few tutorials on it so I decided to try it. I have a lot of alcohol inks that I have bought to dye clear dewdrops. Tim Holtz makes wonderful colors of inks in Earthy Tones. So to make the glimmer mist, I used Alcohol Ink, Mica Powder, a drop of Crystal Glaze dimensional glue and water. The mica powder is heavy duty stuff, you really need only a tiny bit. I had a bit of trial in error in making the green. I used quite a bit of the Mica Powder in gold and that sorta over-rode the green ink. The cranberry color came out really well though. I used a pearly mica with violet undertones
I still have 9 more colors to make and will put up a pic when I am done..

***EDIT*** (4/14/10)
I have contacted Tim Holtz about using alcohol inks in the homemade glimmer mist. He wrote back to me and explained why Alcohol inks should NOT be used. The ink contains a resin that when in liquid form if inhaled can stick to the lining of your lungs. And if by accident you spray yourself in the face, the alcohol ink could blind you. And knowing me, that is something that could easily happen. I just wanted to clarify and let everyone know please do NOT use the alcohol inks but by his video tutorial you can find, use the Distress Ink refill. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my future sister in law, Jen. I love her! We live 3000 miles away and wished we lived closer. I will be finally be able to see her next month, it has been about a year since I have last seen her so I am so excited.
For this card I used my new cupcake stamps from Hero Arts. I also used my new spellbinders and I am really loving them. I almost wished I have gotten my big shot before I got my cricut expression. I would have a better collection of dies then. I am getting them slowly but I think it's because I have been so picky. With cartridges, there is so much in one where with the dies, you have to love the one you buy. I would love to get the new Tim Holtz ones. They look amazing!
For this card I used:
Unknown Patterned Paper and cardstock from stash
Hero Arts Cupcake Stamps
Copic Markers, Spellbinders, Handmade Die Cut Felt Flower and Handmade Button with Stickles on top.
Ribbon and Raindrops from Pink Hedgehog, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

This card is for these challenges:
Hope Stamps Eternal- Cupcakes #52
Stamping for the Weekend-Ribbon and Bows
Your Next Stamp Challenge-Purple

Baby Boy Card

I made this card for my Fiance's cousin, Lisa. She is having a baby boy! I am so excited for her. There is nothing more life changing then having a baby. I had a bit of trouble actually making the card. I am not used to making cards for men or boys. I always make girly pink cards and this was a good experience for me. I did use a copic marker to color the white paper lace. I love to be able to match the color by using the markers.

For this card I used:
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Stamps- Unknown
Colorbox Pigment Ink w/ Ala mode Embossing Powder
Buttons, Ribbon and Raindrops by Pink Hedgehog, Paper Lace

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Day

It has been quite a while since I last posted on my blog. I was fighting Bronchitis for the past month and This week I have finally started feeling myself again. I couldn't be happier!
The weather is starting to get much nicer now which is great, I have missed seeing the sun in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Easter will be here soon which is my favorite holiday. My 1 year old daughter will be participating in her first Easter egg hunt, I cannot wait!
Here is a little something I made last night. I love the image, Alice in Wonderland is a childhood favorite.
Oh, And this is the first time using spellbinders. I finally got some with hesitation because the last thing I need is a new obsession. 
This is for the Practical Scrappers Challenge
Stamp-The Greeting Farm
Sassafras Lass Patterened Cardstock, Copics and Spicas, Spellbinders

Friday, March 5, 2010

Birthday Card

Here is a new Birthday Card I made. I didn't make it for any particular reason or for any challenges. Although it is more or less a challenge card for myself. I made a resolution to make at least 1 new card a week. I have been super busy with trying to open my etsy so I didn't have much time for this one. It's not a favorite but I still think its cute. I used my new cuttlebug folder and wanted to try out some distressing. So I sanded some of the raised parts of the embossed paper. I do like how that turned out and want to get in depth with distress techniques.

For this card I used:
Lilly from Digistamp Boutique
Copic Markers
Robin's Nest Teardrops
Pink Hedgehog Ribbon
Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder
Cardstock/Patterned Paper from DCWV

Friday, February 26, 2010

By the Cute and Girl Design Team Call

By the Cute and Girly are looking for Design Team members! Here is a link to their blog. Its a great opportunity to be part of a great design team!

Monday, February 22, 2010

So Ready for Spring!!

We have finally got a taste of Spring here in Oregon. It rains here often so seeing the sun finally shining has really lifted my spirits. That is the reason I made this card. Just looking at it really makes me excited for the season to come. 
For this card I used:
Pink Petticoat Stamp, Sassafras Lass and Basic Grey Patterned Paper, Cuttlebug die cuts, Copic Markers, Stickles, Kaisercraft pearls, Pink Hedgehog Buttons and brads, Lace Ribbon, DCWV Textured Cardstock

This Card is for these challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenge #55
Practical Scrappers Stamp Challenge
Die Cut Dreams Easter Challenge
Your Next Stamp Challenges Spring Colours
Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration 47 
Penny's Papercrafty Birthday Challenge
Inky Impressions Think Spring Challenge
Cute Daisy May Challenge Flowers

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Getting Better

Every time I make a new card, I feel like I am getting better. They say practice makes perfect. I say practice shows better results in time. My last card was in the top 5 of Hope Stamps Eternal. I couldn't be any happier. It really made me feel like maybe I finally found something that I could really get good at and would be worth the practice. Thank you all for the comments and support, it really pushes me to strive for the best.
That all being said, Here is my new card. I love it. I think if I was a card, this would be me. I love the colors I used and being Asian American really connects with me. (Nevermind the little whoopsie about the o in you, had a bit of a glue problem)
What I used to make this card
-Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Paper
-Geisha Stamp by Teri
-3d flower by K&Co
-Copic Markers, Ribbon and Brads by Pink Hedgehog

This Card is for these Challenges
Hope Eternal Stamps-Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #46
Paper Play Challenge-Birthday
Simon Says Challenge- Recipe Challenge

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentines Day

I made this card for my fiance, Jason. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I used my early Valentine's Day gift, my first DSLR, a Nikon D3000. I am still learning how to take pictures with it but I liked how this photo turned out. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

For this card I used:
Stamp: The Greeting Farm
Paper: Sassafras Lass
Cricut Cartridge: Storybook
Copic Markers, A la mode Embossing Powder, Pink Hedgehog ribbon and buttons, Kaisercraft Pearls, The Robin's Nest Teardrops, Paper Lace Ribbon

This card is for these challenges:
Crazy4Challenges-Be My Valentine C4C23
HopeStampsEternal-Cupcake Inspiration #45
La-La-Land Crafts-#24 Hearts
Stampin' for the weekend-Valentines Theme
PaperPlay Challenge-Love Notes
The Pink Elephant-All About Pink
Simon Say Challenge-Red Rose
Penny Papercrafty Challenge-Valentines Theme
By the Cute and Girl-Love Theme

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Michelle's Blog Candy

Michelle from Michelle's Scrapbooking and More has a wonderful blog candy to give away.
It is a fun filled prize full of GREEN!! Green copics, Basic Grey Green of Heart pad, Green Smooch, Green flower soft and more. I hope I win!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #44

This is the first thing entering a Challenge. I am happy with the way the card turned out.
Theses are my materials:
Paper: DCWV
Stamp: The Greeting Farm
Copic Markers, Raindrops, Pink Hedgehog Ribbon, Colorbox Pigment Ink and Hampton Arts Embossing Powder

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Learning New Things

Today I am going to sit down and learn more about blogs. In a short time, I have learned quite a lot. From changing the template to posting links to other blogs that I like. I'd really like to learn how to post badges from other blogs.

For today, I am posting a pic of a card I made for the owner of the local stamping store called Stampin Cat Studio.  I used Stampin up stamps and Prismacolor with OMS.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I am back

I am finally back after the crazy holidays. From my daughter's first birthday to Thanksgiving, then christmas, and having family visit from 3000 miles away was fun.

I have just recently gotten into Copic markers. I do have to admit, they are amazing. I am still learning how to use them and trying to collect colors that blend well from the same color family.

Here is a card I just made for The Greeting Farm Relay Contest. It is a week long contest that consists of 1 card to has to be made and posted in a 24 hour window. I had some problems with my printer first not printing any black. Then I had to hand draw the outline in black prismacolor to darken it up. All in all though, I am happy with it.