Monday, January 31, 2011

Simon Says... Animal Antics!

well, I made this card to my HM online friend, Sue S. but also Simon Says challenge in mind. This week's challenge is "Animal antics"! I luv Roasting Marshmallows, and I foud this stamp funny, not our mice roasting marshmallows but rather, "someone" is "stealing" their marshmallows on the bowl! :-) Since the stamp image is large, I made this card a bit large too, and since not much to do on the image itself other than coloring, I decorated some around the image. I luv Baker's Twine!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mojo Monday 175

Ok, I miss summer, beach & tropical islands very much, as you can tell & some of you alreaday know... I decided to use these two stamps from Guam for this week's sketch at Mojo Monday. These flowers are named Plumeria and you always see them all over Guam! I saw 11 turtles on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, when I went there for the 2nd time, after I moved there. They come to the shore and I could even touch them because I was so close to one of the turtle! But I was told that it was inhibited. I also saw another turtle overturned by the wave, when it was trying to "climb??" the small rock on the beach. The group of 3 (2 young men & a girl) also saw this turtle, and a man went to HELP it, kind of pulling the turtle's hand, to the ground!! I'm attaching those pictures. We can see Dolphines often in Guam, and I even saw a Baby Shark during the low tide but this was my first time to see the TURTLE in wild, and there were even 11 of them! I counted them! LOL! That was a nice, fun & WARM day... while I'm typing this, Pro Bowl is on TV... they are showing the sites of Hawaii...I lived in Waikiki where I could see Diamond head... two blocks from the beach...To make the turtle's shell a bit real, I used the glossy accent. I attached Plumeria & the turtle with pop up dimentional glue. Good thing that I had this "bubble" embossed CS in my scrap, to use, because my cuttlebug is broken...

House Mouse Challenge 87

This week's challenge at House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog is "Embossing". Unfortunately my cuttlebug broke after only 6 months of use... I realized how much we depend on these die cutting mashine... Anyways, so, I chose rather simple nestie die shape, traced around it, and used the scisoors to cut the main image & the layering CS. What did I emboss, then?? I did "traditional" Heat Embossing for all swirls and hearts on white background CS. I used an old SU! wheel stamp. I covered the white CS with this stamp in red, and used fine detailed clear embossing powder. Since the image is rather simple, I decorated a lot! :-) I put glitter on the edge of white CS & red CS of the image and inside of the punched out hearts. Vertical sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Clean & Simple 124

I luv this sketch. Simple, yet, the card looks nice :-) Anyways, I luv the way my card turned out :-) The rose stamp is Penny Black (old one! :-)) and the sentiment is a dollar red rubber stamp from Michaels :-) I used heart brads on where the stamped heart images are. I used the pop up glue dots for sentiment & the roses.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mojo Monday 174 & HM Tea Swap

I really like this weeks' sketch at Mojo Monday blog challenge. I also needed to finish my HM Tea Swap for HM group I belong to, and this is what I made. I've been wanted to use this Cute background paper of "sweets", with my Tea stamp. I adhered glitters around the nestie, inside of the punched tiny hearts on the corner on the front, and flower petals. The main image is attached with pop up glue dots to give a bit of dimention. Inside, I made this pocket using border punches. The buttom of the pocket is a bit open in the middle, because I wanted to give a bit of space in the pocket, so that Tea bag can fit nicely :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

~ Thinking of You ~ by Tilda

This card is for 2 challenges; Magnolia-Licious Orange/Green Challenge & Magnolia-Licious Highlightes "Recipe" challenge (4 flowers, 3 types of patterned paper, 2 Magnolia images & 1 ribbon). I thought of making a Valentine's day card, but when I thought of the sentiment to finish this card up, "thinking of you" came to my mind. Actually a doller stamp image is Thinking of You being inside rather than Edwin image! Yes, that's just one stamp I used, but separately :-) I attached Tilda's image with pop up dots (and the sentiment) to give a bit of dimention. I used Crystal stickles all around of nesties, sentiment & Edwin, and also used them on roses & leaves. I've handdrawn the grass in 3 different colors of markers on the bottom of Tilda's image.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tilda~Blue~My Fav.things...birthday card

I received another box from Guam, more of my stamp collection :-) This porthole stamp is one of those stamps which JUST arrived here :-) I'd been wanting to make a Birthday card for Audrey B. from Magnolia group I belong to, cuz she made me a BEAUTIFUL Japanese Tilda card for my birthday, and her birthday is coming. I also wanted to make a card for Magnolia Stamp Lovers' "Blues" challenge. I had another image, already colored in blue but after receiving this porthole stamp a couple of days ago, I changed my mind, and used my new addition, MINI Tilda Mermaid stamp. Good thing I did, cuz I just learned that at Just Magnolia blog, the latest challenge is "my fav.things", and One of my Fav. things is anything to do with the Beach/Ocean!! Esp. now, it's sooo tooo coooold here, and I miss my islands lives very much...when I'm making beach/summer cards, I'm very happy! :-) About my card...on the front, I attached stamped image of porthole with 3D pop up glue dots, after I used nesties to cut out the circle from the center of this stamped image, and other layers. I also cut the transparent sheet to make a "window", but when I took a pic. of inside of the card, because of this "window", you can see the reflection of my Inside of the card, I stamped Mermaid tilda, colored with watercolor pencils and glitter. For water bubbles, I used plastic stickers & glossy accent. I put some space between tilda and sea shells, to write the message to Audrey.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tilda with buttons!

This week's Challenge at Just Magnolia is "Anything goes, with buttons", and I made this card for that challenge, using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I turned this image in 90 degrees, and here it is! When I heard the words, "button", I wanted to use this Stitching Tilda image! Then, a couple of days ago, i found this "sewing" theme background papers (2 different kinds) at nearby scrapbooking store. I distressed the lace ribbon, using the same distress inks i used for main image & the layering CS. The place I put the heart gem is where the stamp shows, "cross stitched heart". I used pop up glue dots for the main image, to give a bit more dimention. It's rather simple but I really luv how it turned out. I luv this sketch, and I luv the colors of this card, although it's rather subtle, and doesn't show the actual color well in the pic.... I tried to take a better pic., but it shows a bit more orangish than beige...

HM "New Beginnings" - Easel Card

That's the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & House Mouse Friends Monday. I don't have House Mouse "Happy New Year" kind of stamp nor Babies. I don't have Wedding related stamp nor School related stamp, so my "new beginnings" is "New Relationship"! :-), and I chose this stamp. I luv this nesties & colors I chose. I put a bit of glitter on the edges of tulips' petals in clear & red. I got these little hearts from the border punch, and I always keep those hearts for confetti and something else :-) Sentiment is from House Mouse image swap I participated a couple of months ago. I put glitters in the heart image. The swirls I attached is from Fiskar's this year's new punch. I'd been looking for swirl punch for a long time, and I really like this one when I found it at Joann, just 2 days ago, and in fact, that was the last one on the shelf :-) And of course, I could use 40% off coupon, so I was really happy! :-) I put a tiny red gem on each swirl, to finish this card :-)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Clean & Simple 122

I luv this sketch!! esp. when I have Pretty Papers! I recently bought Martha S.'s paper stack and wanted to use them! I embellished a bit MORE than "Clean & Simple" but I can think of making more cards with MORE embellishments, using this sketch! I didn't have a Pink Glitter paper so I made one!, filling all the cuttlebug heart die cut outs with quick glue pen, and pour the pink glitter. I really luv this effect! I couldn't help embellishing with tiny pearls around the words "love". I used the same glitter, tracing the shapes of hearts to give more accent. After I stamped the sentiment, I traced the whole sentiment with pink gel pen. I attached two tiny pink heart brads to finish the card! :-) oh, I made this card in 4" x 6". Easy to cut squares in 2"x2":-)

Lawnscaping Challege #1!

I made this card for new Lawnscaping Challenge. Everybody knows that I never liked Winter but when I saw this stamp in a set called Winter Critter (by Lawn Fawn), I had to have it! LOL! They are sooo cute! After the whole month of December (except 30th & 31st), the ground being covered by WHITE stuff & teens to 20Fs temperature, I really didn't want to make any WHITE card, but the challenge calls for "All About Snow"!! so, after a while of consideration, I made this card. I luv this Bear stamp! This is a Tent Card. This year, i plan to make more 3D shape cards than regular 2 folded card. I drew many dots with quick glue pen around the sentiment, and added glitter. Well, this is my First Post in 2011. Sorry that I'd been rather quiet. I'd been trying to catch up with many things I neglected to do in last 2 weeks after Christmas. Wishing you all the happiness in 2011!! :-)
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