Friday, April 18, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ March 16 - 30

Project Life 2014

March 16

The Singapore group here in Las Vegas goes to Valley of Fire State Park today

Some of the rock formation at the park

March 17 - 22

Life is pretty much back to routine. Papi loves curling up next to me on the bed these days, I captured the precious moment with my camera. There were times that I woke up in the middle of the night from a scary dream and found him just right next to me as if he knew that I am scared.

March 23

Clare supposed to be home on March 23 but she decided to skip the bus and wait till March 25 so she could catch a ride from her school mate Steven. I was a little disappointed that she can't be home earlier. 

March 24

Clare is finally home! : )

March 25

We took Clare to her favorite buffet at Caesar Palace.

March 26

The 2 get to spend a lot of time together

And I get to meet up with Linda again when they came back to Vegas for a short stay

My garden is in full bloom this time of the year, I can't help myself but snap thousands of photos

March 27

I sent Clare back to Blue Diamond to catch a ride back to school, I just love driving through Red Rock Canyon


Thanks for your lovely comments left on THIS POST. The winner for my giveaway to celebrate City Crafter Challenge Blog 4th Birthday is...

Julie Tucker

Drop me an email Julie and I will get your prize package out to you!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #160 ~ Heat embossing tips for die-cuts and two step stamps

This is a unique way to use die cuts with heat embossing, you gotta try it.
Watch video tutorial by Erin HERE!

My take.....

I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder for the background flowers and then add the green flower and flower center with PTI ripe avocado ink on vellum paper with clear embossing powder

The stamp set with coordinating dies I used is Bold Bouquet Anniversary stamp set

with its matching die collection

oops .... I think I need to change my B plate for my cuttlerbug, see the green vellum flower look kind of dirty around the edges

I used PTI leafy vine border die  at the bottom of the card

Thanks for stopping by......


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 207 ~ Up, Up and Away!

This week at

Charlene is taking us

Up, Up and Away

(create a project that includes hot air balloon, if you don't have one, regular balloon works too)

I hope you come play along with us

we will be announcing the winners of our 6 prizes for CCCB Birthday week soon, and of course, one of the six prizes winner will be picked from the comments left on my blog post for the birthday week. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Our Beautiful World 42 ~ Words

I usually prepare my post and pre-scheduled them if I am on the road, but last week I was so busy that hardly have any time in front of the computer, so I ended up doing much of this post in the hotel room, and good that I had 2 hours on the plane to played with photoshop, which is the picture for this week's word prompt at

Word prompt by Wendy is....


This one had me a bit and then I thought, why not do a bit of photo editing and add a quote since I have 2 hours on the plane to killed. I selected a photo took in Paris, played with lots of layers, add texture and then a quote, initially I wanted the quote "Paris is always a good idea" that is why I picked this photo, but then I found another quote that I think is better for this post at Our Beautiful World.

Come play along with us



Just in case you haven't got the news, City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebration our 4th birthday, there are 6 prizes up for grab this week, hop over to the blog to see how you could win, for my giveaway to celebration this happy occasion, simply leave a comment at THIS LINK to stand a chance to win. Only 2 days left to join in the birthday fun, so hurry up!

Friday, April 11, 2014

MFT color palette challenge #4

Big birthday celebration at City Crafter Challenge Blog, 6 prizes up for grab, don't miss this opportunity, or you can leave a comment HERE to win my giveaway too!


The Challenge:

Leaving this evening for a short trip to Seattle and Vancouver, I will visit you when I get home next week! Lots of Papi news to report, will have to wait though, I can't squeeze out anytime right now as my day is jam packed at the moment!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LESSology Challenge #35 ~ Tic TAG Toe

City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating our 4th Birthday

6 Prizes up for grab this week, hop over to check it out!


My project for 

The TAG I am using is from my husband's shirt, this feels like a piece of leather

after misting, masking and washi tape

it is now ready to go on my page

one that goes into my yearbook 2013

 photo was taken at Sedona, Arizona last June, my husband always like to make goofy post with statues or window display, this is just one of them

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

The winner will be getting a $20 gift certificate to Creative Embellishment

You might want to check out their blog for more lovely inspiration.

now it's your turn to play

Tic TAG Toe with us at 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday CCCB! (Week 206)

This week is


It is special because CCCB is approaching 4

in just a few days.

WOW, 4 years!!!!!

We have a lot of fun over at

not only we have a challenge going on, we also have quiz and blog hop where there are 6 prizes to be won!

Check out here for Prize #1
Winner of this week's challenge will have this.

Check out here for Prize #2
Winner of quiz challenge will get this

Prize #3 is here

Simply leave a comment at this post and I will pick ONE winner randomly for this prize.

Check out here for Prize #4.

Click here for Prize # 5.

last but not least, prize # 6 is HERE.

Ok, now to this week's challenge, there are 4 projects over at City Crafter Challenge Blog, you supposed to pick one and lift/case.

I picked project # 1

and this is my version

 I got the deers, I got the heart and I got the gingham.

If you haven't play with City Crafter Challenge Blog before, this is the week to try, we have 6 prizes in total up for grab, hurry up, what are you waiting for, hop over to join in the birthday fun