When I think of summer, one thing which comes to my mind is Popsicle! lol! I remembered that House Mouse line has a couple of images. A couple of weeks ago, we, the HM BUDDIES in the group chatted about the color of the popsicle for this image. Some weeks ago, I saw this picture at Moxi fab, and I'd been wanting to color it like this picture on the right. Then a couple of days ago, I saw this picture in ads from nearby grocery store, and since 4th of July weekend is getting closer, I decided to color it like the picture below, also :-) The sentiment was colored with red & dark blue glitter pens. Both main images were attached with pop up glue dots to give a bit of depth to the card. I'm submitting the pink one to House Mouse & Friends monday challenge this week. The theme is "here comes SUMMER"! :-) The card is pretty much self explanatory :-) I'm submitting 4th of July card to Cupcake Inspirations, Crop Stop challenge ('Show your national colors!') and Delightful challenges ('Red, White & Blue'). Both cards are rather clean & simple but I really wanted to color these popsicles in different colors which I was inspired by the photos I've seen :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope you'll all have a wonderful Independence day!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tilda has already started, celebrating this weekend for Independence day! :-) This week's challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is "buttons", and I wanted to use these STAR buttons. Also I wanted to use old CTMH's Fireworks on the background, using perfect pearls; interference RED & BLUE. To be able to see them better, I used the flash to take the picture. I stamped "USA" in the flag, and glazed it with a glaze pen. I "faux stitched" around the word USA, using dark blue glitter pen. I also used glaze pen to make her RED shoes shiney & ribbon. This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is Stars & Stripes. Perfect use for THAT ribbon on the card! :-) I also made two flags, using distressed DP, and distressed the edges, using distresser. I also embossed those papers, cut the each star, attached on the top left corner & on one of the flags. Background RED CS is also embossed with the same embossing folder. Tilda's image is attached with pop up glue dots, to give a bit of depth to the card. I'm submitting this card to Magnolia Mania where this week's challenge is Distress :-) I'm also submitting this to ...Wee memories where the theme is "party!". I've already submitted one card to them, a Birthday "party" card, but now, getting close to July 4th weekend, planning some 4th of July parties (and birthday parties) to go to, my mind is to CELEBRATE & Party for this weekend! :-) At Fresh Brewed Coffee, the theme is ALSO PARTY! (any kind) :-) Well, my friends, thank you very much for visiting my blog today, and have a happy 4th of July LONG weekend in US, and have a great weekend if you live outside US :-)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This weeks' challenge at Simon Says Challenge is this Sketch. This is the card I made, and I'm very happy that I finally could use this stamp from Lawn Fawn!! :-), with new echo park's summer days papers, too! I used hero art's Clouds stamp to make one of the backgrond papers, stamping it with chalk ink. I used my new addition; label steel die from memory box for the sentiment. I luv this steel die! I punched clouds out from glitter papers which I embossed with swiss dots. I stamped the old CTMH sun, used sakura glaze pen to give a subtle glazy look over it, trimmed, and attached it. I adhered the shiney circle sticker on the button, and attached it on the center of the Ferriswheel. Isn't this a cheerful card?? :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a great day!
As soon as "she" was released, I had to order her :-) This is the sketch at TESC141 this week. "She" & the sentiment are from Taylored Expressions. The card is pretty much self explanatory. I used leaf punch to give more Tropical island feeling, where the dotted red strip is, in the middle of the sketch. The background paper (on the top) is from "me & my Big ideas" and Hero Arts' on the bottom. "Mahalo~" for stopping by my blog today!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I made this card, using my fav. image which I hadn't used for a year. Now it's time for all Critters on Penny Blakc Saturday Challenge! When I started to think of the card design, I saw this nice sketch at Card Pattern challenge, so I combined those 2 :-) Those 2 hedges are colored, trimmed and attached with dimentional glue foams to give a bit of depth, and the sentiment also. I used Glossy accent on ladybugs, cuz their red wings are always shiney :-) I used yellow glitter glue on the bee's wings. Others are pretty much self explanatory. Thanks for visiting my blog today. You'll all have a nice evening!
I luv summer. I luv beach, white sand, sunshine, blue sky, ocean breeze... I'm definitely a 80Fs girl, all year around! The temp. never gets lower than 74F (the lowest, one day in January in the past!) in Guam. Hawaii was a bit cooler. I remember I wore a pair of jeans to go out at night in January & february. One morning, after my graveyard shift, the temp. dropped to 58F, and I was shocked, and it was cold, taking a bus home, early in the morning... . I can make Summer cards all year long! lol! I only wear jeans to go to see the movies & doctor's office in Guam, all year around! Anyways, this is my card for "summer" challenge blogs; the Official Magnolia Inspiration challenge "Summer", All that scraps challenge "Magnolia challenge Summer Time", Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "Fun in the Summer", and Papertake weekly challenge "Here comes the sun"!! I wanted to color this image and make a card with it in the summer, and summer is finally, officially here, so I decided to use this image, with the float image. I used sakura clear glaze pen over the float to give the Shiney vinyl look. I used sakura clearstar gel pen for her wings. I used the scrap paper from my scrapbook on Guam, the ocean & the waves and used the nesties. I used dimentional glue foam for this main image to give a bit of dimention. I used the punch to make flip flops. The sentiment, sun & seagulls are from Inkadinkado. Others are all left over stickers from my scrapbook on Guam; seashells, plumeria flowers, and bubbles. I added 2 gems in the end. Oh "the sand" paper is also from the left over from the same scrapbook :-) I tored it using my hand, to make the natural line for the sandy beach. ... oh how I miss the beach & ocean breeze!! Hope this card made you feel like you were on the beach, too, feeling the ocean breeze... Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!
I made this card for the house mouse group. I used the sketch from stampendous blog a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was cute but til today, I didn't have time to make a card. Also at ...Wee Memories, the challenge is "Party time!" So I made a Birthday card :-) I used Fiskar's "everywhere punch" to punch the squares out, to make it looks like the party mice, peeking out from the windows :-) The sentiment is from Penny Black. I used the gold & silver glitters on the little swirls & the ribbons on the top of the hats. I used gold & silver gel pens to draw the dots around the squares. I'm going to mail this to my friend in the group next month for her birthday :-)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
When I saw this Tilda stamp, I had to have it :-) I luv anything, anybody, with Berry image stamps, and I mean, all kind of berries :-) I made this card for Just Magnolia week111 "paper piecing to dress" challenge. I luv Paper piecing! And I found this strawberry paper from my stash. :-) When I thought of the design, I saw this sketch at Magnolia mania #13 "ribbon and sketch" challenge. So I made this card to submit to these 2 challenge. I think everything is pretty much self-explanatory :-) I did put glitters on the lace of her sleeves, which is hard to see on the picture, as well as the shining on strawberries and tilda's boots, to make them look a bit real, using sakura clear glaze pen. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I appreciate your time & comments :-)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I made this anniversary card for my House Mouse friend. She is living "happily ever after" and I wanted to send her the card with lots of hearts & in red. I also wanted to make 3-D card since she luvs to layer a lot on her cards. This is my first time, making a Wiper card, something different :-) It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but lots of gems are placed, esp. on the main heart cut out. Since I put lots of gems, and the theme at House Mouse & friends Monday challenge this week is "Adorn with jewels", I decided to submit this card. Although this card is 3-d itself, I also layered a big heart with dimentional glue foams, and trimmed HM image and layered it with dimentional glue foams on this big heart also. I'm also submitting this card to CRAFT and Me Challenge #39, "Bling it On". Thank you for visiting my blog today! :-)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I was kind of lost about the idea of this year's father's day card, mainly because I didn't find any stamp for it...then I remembered that I'd seen this origami folding shirt & tie, so I made them :-) This reminds me of my childhood... I used to luv folding papers, making lots of different things... My father passed away several years ago, but I always send father's day card to my mothers' where my father lived. I remembered that he liked light blue short sleeve shirt in summer so I used this paper for the shirt. Tie is ... the paper of ocean/water photo! But it worked! lol :-) Sentiment is computer generated. I used Argyle embossing folder for background paper. 2 "photo corners" were STAMPED, trimmed and attached. Thank you for visiting my blog :-)
This is a card for the sketch at Mojo Monday challenge, and I have less than 10mins. to post! lol. Here is the sketch & my card. I used "star" embossing folder for background, for both black & silver CS. The stamp is $1.00 at Joann! :-) I heat embossed the image.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Recently I joined this yahoo group, because I read this swap on their blog; Travel the world! Sounded Very Interesting so I joined this yahoo group, to be able to join in the fun of the swap! These haven't been my style, as most of my friends know ~ I luv Cute, Clean, a bit of Fancy... it took me a while to get used to tim holtz Distress ink cuz they weren't bright colors! lol! But I always admired the stampers who luvs to do the Vintage style, Collage, etc, and that was why I've been "following" this blog. It's also nice to get inspired from different perspective. Anyways, I enjoyed making these! They are different! One thing I noticed is that to make a piece like this, it's better to have all kinds of knickknack! lol! You'll never know what comes in handy, to finish the card. When I was deciding what places/cities/countries I want to make the bookmarks of, I could think of US (and Hawaii and guam), Japan, Australia & Germany where I lived long enough to get to know the places, but I don't have enough images for Australia & Germany. When I remember Sydney, Opera House & all different kinds of animals and birds came to my head and I even searched online for digis (so that I can just download right away) but no luck. When I think of Germany, all drinks & food & beautiful buildings/bridges but not enough images to make a card/bookmark. Then I remembered ONE 12x12 paper of the pic. of the collection of Stamps from all over the world, which I bought, like 2 years ago but never had a chance for my card yet. In fact, I was looking for a German postage stamp in there, but instead, I found the Jamaican Stamp!! I lived in Montego Bay for 3 months, so I got to know the place, just a little bit, and remembered Blue Mountain Coffee!! "Coffee/tea" theme has been my fav. for many years so I have those stamps. And other than coffee, I remembered the word; "ya man", and Beautiful beaches, which I have plenty of stamps of, from me living on tropical islands for 12 years. I made Jamaican flag, using the distress inks. I used the distress stickles for sand on both Jamaican & Hawaiian bookmarks. I made my Hawaiian card first. That was easy, from the recent memory. I still remember, being able to watch many turtles on the beach, like a couple of feet away, although this turtle stamp is from Guam. I used glitters on the flowers, incld. on hula dancer's heads. Small plumeria flower & "aloha" are stickers. All stamps for Japanese bookmark is from Posh Impressions' Japanese Collection. I used sakura clear star gel pen for wings of the butterfly, to give a subtle shimmer. It's hard to see it on pic. though... The small nestie label says "Japan" in Japanese, and RED in the middle, to imitate Japanese Flag. Those bubbles are stickers. I used stamps from different companies for US one. I also have many selection of Patriotic stamps. I used "liberty" stamp, trimmed them with stamp edge scissors, and attached them. "D.C" are stickers. So, here you have it! My long post on these 4 bookmarks! Those stickers I used are leftovers from my scrapbooking, which I hardly do, so i don't have that many, and when i found places to put, I was happy :-) Thank you all for visiting my blog & reading this long post! :-) You'll all have a great day! :-) ps. I'm submitting these to Simon Says Stamp and show challenge blog for this week's theme "Tags".
UPDATES; These are the returns I received; from the left Paula Akero, Gerri Herbst, Trisha Too, & Cathy Peper. They are fabulous!! I'm glad I joined in this swap! :-)
I really wasn't thinking of christmas, but it turned out to be a good thing that i will make ONE LESS christmas card toward the end of the year, when I usually get more busy, like everybody else! lol. Anyways, I made this card to the house mouse group I belong, to upload my card, with the sketch I used. The sketch is from Mojo Monday but last week's one. I really luv this circle sketch but I wish I had GRAND nesties for a BIGGER card, and more selection of the stamp. Yes, that was the problem. This House mouse CHRISTMAS stamp was the only one, which fitted in the size of this circle!! Also I really wanted to show the Pretty papers behind the main image, too. I think it turned out Very Cute, as I wanted :-) I might use this sketch with some other stamp (non HM) in the future. I used MS flocking powder on his cute santa's hat. Thanks for visiting my blog today, and have a great day! :-)
Monday, June 6, 2011
...for Dry Embossing background challenge! This is the card I won. It's a Center Step card, and I'm having hard time, getting that CUTE blinkie for my sidebar...:-( but meanwhile, this is the link to the winning post on the challenge. WooHoo!! :-) oh, and I even won $10.00 gift certificate among those 3, so I can get another Tilda with that! Another WooHoo!! :-)
Friday, June 3, 2011
When I was thinking of making a birthday card for my "house mouse/magnolia" stamping friend, I remembered my Birthday embossing folder. Then I remembered that this week's challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is "Dry embossing for background", and this is the card I made. I'd been wanting to make this Center Step Card after I saw this on tutorial. It's not as difficult as it looks, and I really like the card. I might make another Center Step Card soon. :-) Anyways, for the challenge, I also embossed the swiss dots on the background of gift boxes. Those gift boxes are attached with dimentional glue foams, as well as Tilda with a balloon image. Each gift box has ribbon tied, as well as the buttons with glitters. Recently I received a big RAK from my "house mouse" stamping friend, and Everything was in Lemons & yellow, and it really cheered me up, and now I want to send a Very Cheerful card to my friends' birthday :-) I even decorated a bit inside, which I hardly do! lol Well, my friends, thank you for visiting my blog today! Have a great weekend! :-)