Thursday, March 31, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #33

Hi everyone! I'm back for another CASE Study Challenge.  I had a great time perusing the entries of last week. There's just so much inspiration out there! This is Julee Tilman's last week as our muse. We should all thank her for the inspiration she shared week after week. For this week, our challenge is to CASE this card.

Isn't this monochromatic theme gorgeous?! I love that it has all these layers and yet it appears to be sweet and simple. Julee really has an eye for combining gorgeous patterned papers. I've also had my eye on that butterfly for some time now. You know me, I love butterflies! Here's my take on the challenge. I kept mine simple and I tried to go "sweet" on this one. I used this stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Very Vintage Labels No. 5, it's my absolute favorite in the entire set. Sooo gorgeous! For my sentiment, I used a Verve stamp. I love this sentiment and I love the fact that it came from Winnie the Pooh. So sweet! 

This week's sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!! The prize for one lucky winner is three digis of winner's choice, from their ever growing line.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous ladies on the design team. They've prepared a wonderful feast for the eyes! Here they are!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 108

Hi bloggies! Sorry it's been quiet around here lately. But I'll make it up to you with a card I made for Card Patterns Sketch 108. Here's the sketch.

I wasn't sure how I wanted to use this sketch in the beginning. In the end, I just flipped it. I used some Waltzingmouse Stamps for my focal point, Victorian Frippery, Very Vintage Labels No. 5, Fancy Phrases and Faux Fun. I was planning on using the Totally Hues colors for this but I just couldn't make it work tonight. So I chose a few of the colors from the combination and added a few more other colors instead. I also added that cute swirl of pearls. I forgot who it's from but I'm sure a lot of you know it. Hee! (Totally embarrassed that I don't know what it's even called!!!) Haha! I think it's pretty anyway. And I should get more of them. I hope you all like it. It was a lot of fun to make. I'll see you all again tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Hi bloggies! It's been a busy Saturday with some take home work that I had to do. I finally had a little time for myself tonight though. I saw the wonderful inspiration photo over at Play Date Cafe. It's absolutely adorable! I decided to join in on all of the fun! Here it is, PDCC 74.

Here's my take on the challenge. I chose to go on the lighter side of the colors shown on the picture. I chose to go with a lighter shade of blue and a lighter shade of purple. I wanted to use all stamping on this card and no patterned paper at all. It's really fun what you can come up with using just stamps! Oh and I finally bought a good pair of pinking shears from Fiskars. I had those $1 ones and they were not working for me. I found these at my local Michael's and I totally love them! The stamps I used are a combination of Waltzingmouse Stamps and Papertrey Ink stamps. I just love Very Vintage Labels 18 from Waltzingmouse Stamps, I can't seem to stop using them!!! And Button Boutique from Papertrey Ink?! I can't put it down either! What do you think of this? I hope you all like it! I'll see you all again tomorrow! :) 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 40

Hello again! I'm back for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 40.  I can't believe it's been almost two months now since I joined the Mischief Makers. It's been a great journey so far. I try to push myself to make something better each time. We can't go making lousy cards that don't belong up there with the rest! Hee! :) It's the weekend! FINALLY! I have a cousin who's going to have a baby in a few months and so I've been inspired to make baby stuff. :) I spent the longest time on this submission. It's the very first time I made a banner. I've always stuck to just making cards. But these WM Sketches just keep pushing me out of my comfort zone. Here's the sketch for this week.

And here's my submission. I only have a 17 x 17 light box. So I struggled on taking a picture of this! Haha! I knew I should have gotten a bigger one! And I need bigger lights as well! They're just SO expensive! And I don't know if I'm willing to spend on them just yet. There's always Photoshop! :) 

I stamped the banners in different colors and matted them with patterned cardstock. Then I just embellished them with lace, ribbons, buttons, and chipboard. What do you think? :) I also took some shots of the individual banners so you can look at them in detail. I hope you'll all join us this week on WMSC 40! See you there! And don't forget to check out the other Mischief Makers! They have wonderful projects in store for everyone! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Hi friends! It's only 10:23pm EST right now and the collection for the blog hop is already closed. :( I thought it was open until 11:00pm EST. I hurried to make mine in time but I guess I didn't make it again. Anyway, I still wanted to share what I made with all of you. The theme of the hop was to use floss in your card. Here's Papertrey Ink's March Blog Hop

Here's my submission! Well it was, if the link didn't close too early. Hope you like it! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CASE Study Challenge 32

Hi everyone! I'm back for my second post for tonight. If you haven't seen my previous post just scroll down. Let's go for another round of CASE Study Challenge 32. This week's inspiration card from Julee Tilman is...

Isn't this card just totally decked out?! I love all the layering, the ribbon, the dry embossing, and not to mention the color palette! I can't wait to see what you'll all do with this one! Here's my take on this card.

Since our host for this month is the owner and designer of the wonderful Verve Stamps, I had to use some Verve yumminess in this one! Their sentiments are ALWAYS awesome. I really should get some more stamp sets. I wanted some cute and  yet classy in my card. And so I combined the two! :) What do you think? Oh, and Stella, I finally have my Regal Frames by Tattered Angels! Yay! I looked everywhere for this, finally I just bought it straight from their website. I love the lace, it's from Prima. I really should get more of that too! I hope you like this one. See you over at CASE Study Challenge Blog! :)

This week's sponsor is There She Goes Clear Stamps!!

The prize for one lucky winner is any large stamp set, of $24 value!! 

Don't forget to check out the fabulous ladies on the design team. They've prepared a wonderful feast for the eyes! Here they are!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 107

Hi bloggies! I just realized that I haven't joined one of my favorite challenges in a while. Well, now that I have some time to make to play, I'm totally joining. It was such a cold and gloomy day today. Hardly what you would expect on the third day of spring!!! Card making always makes the day seem so much better. No matter how cold or how gloomy it is. For this card I used the sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 107 and I chose one of my favorite color combinations: brown, gray and yellow. 

Here's my card for this challenge. I got these new floral stamps from Paper Source. And once I stamped them in Chocolate Brown, I had to use gray with it. I also used my favorite stamp from Very Vintage Labels No. 18. And a sentiment from Fancy Phrases. Both as from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I hope you like this one. I had such a fun time making it. I'll be back later after midnight for CASE Study Blog. See you later! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Hi everyone! The weekend is almost at an end but not until I post my CR84FN20 in! :) It was a bit of a struggle for me. I'm not very good with anything closely resembling violet. They can give it a lot of names like plum, or pomegranate or's still violet to me! LOL! Mona's card was GORGEOUS, as always. It was do you say it...out of the ball park! Hee! I had to at least try!!! And so without further's the color combination and my card.

I have been wanting to use this huge stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Very Vintage Labels No. 18, and I always find myself grabbing the other labels in the set instead. But when I saw this challenge it just seemed perfect for the stamp. I layered another label from the set over it and stamped my favorite sentiment stamp, Fancy Phrases, also from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The rest of it is just patterned paper doing its own magic. :) 

I've been running out of challenges to join lately. Or am I just missing the good ones?! I wanted to join the Viva la Verve challenge as well. I hope I'll have the time this week before the challenge ends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of it, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Better late than never...Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

Hello again! Here's my second post for the day. It's for WM Blog Waltz. I feel so bad for being so late with this! I had meant to submit earlier but I kept pushing it until I forgot. Better late than never right?! I grew up in the Philippines and so I was never familiar with St. Patrick's Day. Of course I knew four leaf clovers and leprechauns. Who doesn't? This Thursday it was so nice to see a lot of people in green and I even met someone at work who had a necklace with a shamrock on it. How's that for celebrating the holiday! I downloaded the free digital stamp over at Waltzingmouse Stamps for this card. I just love it when Claire makes elaborate stamps. Just gorgeous. Here we go then...

Here's my card. I kept it simple because I thought the label was fabulously elaborate already. I just colored it with a Copic marker and inked the edges. I also used my favorite border stamp from Victorian Frippery on the sides just to add a little umph! :) Hee! I'm taking a little break from stamping now. I have some cards that need to be mailed for a magazine call. See you all later! Thanks for stopping by.

Crafty Morning...Color Cue Challenge 13

Good morning everyone! I'm in a very inky mood this morning. First up, Color Cue Challenge 13. I've been trying to get this in since it first came out. But it was a busy week and I decided to wait until the weekend so I could be all relaxed while making it. I have a couple of posts from last night if you haven't seen them. Just scroll down! Here's the color combination for Color Cue Challenge 13.

Since it's a WPlus9, of course I had to use their stamps. It was perfect for it anyway. Since the colors are so spring! And what else could I use but greenery, flowers and butterflies?! I also dry embossed the light gray panel behind just to add some dimension. I hope you like this one. I'm off to make another one! :) Enjoy your weekend! I know I am! :)


Hi friends! Good morning! Yay it's Saturday! Saturday is what I call my "bumming around the house" day. I just love hanging around the house doing nothing but relaxing and getting my fingers all inky. Coincidentally, it's also the day for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Before I joined the Mischief Makers, I remember I would always wake up excited every Saturday morning to take a look at the sketch and work on it right away. I try to finish as early as I can to get the best lighting by our window up front. I had my best pictures there. Now, I have to make my cards in advanced for these challenges. Hee! I never thought I would be where I am now. Back then I couldn't even make one shabby chic card to save my life! Hahaha! I couldn't have done it without the shabby chic gurus of blogland. ;) (You know who they are!)

Now, onto our sketch! WMSC39. This week we have a very fun sketch for everyone. 

Goodness! Did I have fun with this sketch! I used WM Bitty Banners. (Of course!) It's such a festive sketch that I had to use stars on it! For this card, I used Seasons of Love - Tags. I also layered a glitter glass covered star for a little sparkle. Did I mention how CUTE these banners are?! I'm trying to come up with other ways to use them. If I ever do get a good one going...I'll be sure to post it here for you to see! I hope to see how you use this sketch. I'm sure I'll get some great ideas from your posts! See you there!

Don't forget to pop in with the other Mischief Makers to take a look at their awesome work! :) See you all again! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday Trigger: Button, Button 2

Hello again! Ok so I said I would be back at midnight for the WMSC. I totally forgot that I can't post it until 3:00am EST. So I have another entry for Tuesday Trigger: Button, Button instead. I was feeling very crafty tonight and wanted to make another card before I sign off tonight. I just CAN'T not make a shabby chic card for this challenge. I had it mulling in my head the whole time after I made my first card. I finally sat down again and made my second submission. Here's the inspiration photo again.

Here's my second submission for this challenge. It was a button could I not use my PTI Button Boutique?! I also can't stop using this Embellishment stamp on the edges of my cards!!! I just love the look it gives the card. I don't have my dies for the buttons or the card yet, so please excuse my rough cutting. I really love this one. It came out great! Well...that's it for tonight! I'm scheduling my post for WMSC later on at 3:00am. Come back tomorrow to see it! Good night everyone! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Button, Button

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I have something totally different for you today. I haven't done this style for quite a while now. I'm a bit rusty at it. Haha. What else could it be but CAS. Yes, I made a CAS card. I hope I can get away with it too! ;P It's for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge: Button, Button

After seeing the inspiration photo, I figured there was no where else to go but CAS. I mean just look at the neat lines and the immaculate simplicity. It's absolutely gorgeous. I HAD to make a CAS card. So without further ado, here's my CAS card. :)

So what do you think? Bad? I've been so used to making shabby chic card that I've become really rusty at this. I think it came out ok though. I hope it did. I'll be back again at midnight for WMSC. I'll see you all later! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bitty Banners...and published in CARDS! :)

Hi everyone! I was at our local Barnes and Noble tonight with my dh. I was looking for the new Papercrafts Magazine that came out on the 15th. 350 Cards and Gifts. While I was looking around the magazine section, I found that the CARDS Magazine April 2011 issue was already out. I knew I had a card published with them and wasn't sure if it was coming out this month. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was the first card in the baby section! :) Yay! It felt sooo great to see it there.  Don't they take the best pictures?!?! They make our cards look so much better than they really are! Hahahaha! Anyway, I'm happy to report that I found the LAST issue of 350 Cards and Gifts hidden behind all the craft magazines. Hee! AND, I was so happy to see a lot of friends and familiar blogland names that were published. :)

I was so inspired that as soon as we got home, I went straight to my craft table and started making a card. Here it is...

I still can't get enough of Waltzingmouse Stamps newest release, Bitty Banners. I love this so much that I made an entire card out of it! :) It's Friday tomorrow! Yay! I love the weekends. I'll see you all again tomorrow! :)  

CASE Study Challenge 31

Hi bloggies! I hope I'm not too late with my post. It's that time of the week again to have a little fun over at CASE Study Challenge Blog. You are all going to flip when you see the prizes we have!!! Even the DT wants in on the contest prizes haha!!! This is such a great week, we have our fabulously talented Julee Tilman from Verve Stamps. Here's the card we have to CASE this week for CASE Study Challenge 31.

I just love how whimsical this card is. Everything is just so bright and happy! I tried to make it my own with this card. I cannot get enough of these Waltzingmouse Stamps and Papertrey Ink Stamps. I'm thinking you'll be seeing more of these in the next few weeks to come. I tried to keep my colors bright by using yellow in my card. I used Mat Stack 2 Collection, Vintage Buttons, and Library Card from Papertrey Ink. And I used Bitty Banners and Fancy Phrases from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I really like how this card turned out. I hope you do too! And I hope I'll see all of your fabulous work over at the challenge DID YOU SEE THE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS?!?!?!?!  

This week's sponsor is Julee's own Verve Stamps!!

Julee is generously providing one lucky winner with a Blue Skies stamp set, aSweet Scallop Tag stamp, and a coordinating Sweet Scallop Die!

Don't forget to check out the fabulous ladies on the design team. They've prepared a wonderful feast for the eyes! Here they are!


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