Tuesday, April 30, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 157 ~ Spring has Sprung

Hello Tuesday, and you know it is City Crafter Challenge Day

This week Charlene is our lovely host, and the theme is

Spring has Sprung

Here's my project (which I am not totally happy with)

I hope you stop by City Crafter Challenge Blog to check out the lovely projects of our Guest Designer and the team



Monday, April 29, 2013

Water Colors..... Love!!!!!

When I see this challenge at Moxie Fab World, I knew right away I must make time to play

The wonder of watercolor challenge

I love water colors.... 

it is soft...

it is fun

I just love it


Movie night 


Olympus Has Fallen

Great story line, but a little too nerve wracking and too much violence scene for me, hubby likes it more than I do....



Saturday, April 27, 2013


I remember playing with Scrap our Stash for the first time in March, I made that layout right before I left for my "round the world" vacation and then scheduled it to come on live while I was on the road, and now it is almost end of April, oh boy.... when did the time goes?

Here's the layout for 

Scrap with Stash Challenge #2

I picked out an one tone paper for all the layers, but I layered the lace paper with the same tone over it

frame and label are also stamped on the same paper, some vintage green/blue tone buttons that goes really well with this layout

I used some of those lace paper for embellishment as well

both pictures were from my trip to Paris last month, or should be early this month.... I was there end of March till early April.

I added some grey paper (stamped flower images) for embellishment 

more photos...

I think I am quite happy with this..... : )



Thursday, April 25, 2013

I love layers.....

Today's card was inspired by this lovely picture at

lots of layers....

that's so me...... LOL

pretty white laser cut frame, gift from Ros

 I am pretty happy with this one : )


Last weekend, we went to Tony Orlando's concert

Anyone know what is his most popular song?
Ummm... maybe you are all too young to know, LOL!

He is by far the most sincere singer I've ever seen, still have his great voice, very humble.... the best part is, everyone in his band can SING, really really SING .... and he generously gave them the stage. At the end of his concert, he introduced the stage manager, and this simple, ordinary looking guy in his work crew uniform, knocked everyone down with this great big voice, we thought that it was just a gig, but we stayed on after the concert, oh yes, he was really the stage manager, we saw him tearing down the equipment, carried them one at the time onto the cart, rolled up all the wires on stage.... that was his real job! What a night!



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 156 ~ Clouds

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 156

hosted by Ros

the theme - Clouds

Ros picked up a color palette for you to go along with this week's theme, so hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to check it out

This is a page I made for my long going project - to redo the old photo album, it was the old kind photo album where you pull out the sticky page and placed the photos and then sealed the page. Few years ago, I decided to take out Lione's baby photo from that album and make a new 8x8 album, boy... it took me years to finish it, I have like 3 pages left for this project and this is one

When Lione was young, the sesame muppets are his favorite pals

look at him today..... his pal is his camera (I think)

ok, back to the page....... with some details

and here's the 8x8 album, 3 more pages to go.....

alright, hop over to 

and join in the fun!



Monday, April 22, 2013

Washi Tape and Tags

When I have scraps of patterned paper left over from my projects, I like to make some quick tags with Washi tape

they are easy and take very little time to make

I am linking these to the challenge over at

"Anything but a card"

Movie Night

Pretty good one, we enjoyed it!!!!



Saturday, April 20, 2013

PTI Make it Monday #112

Are you having problem trying to embossed those tiny alphabet die cuts, or any die cut that is small, well, I do, I hate it when they "fly" all over the place when I use the heating tools on them.

Now, trouble no more, just watch the video tutorial at

Make it Monday #112 ~ Embossed Alpha Die Cuts

I used PTI headlines alphabets stamp set with the headline alphabets die for the sentiment.

Ink splatters are PTI happy trails stamp set, they were stamped on PTI text style library ledger patterned paper

Linking this to 

PTI Make it Monday #112



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger ~ Wake Up Call

 My husband and I are not coffee person but we do love the aroma of coffee beans, and even thought of buying a coffee maker just so that we could smell coffee every morning when we wake up, LOL!

I am playing with 

And thanks to all the kind ladies who stopped by my post to tell me that I was a Trigger Target on Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger - Elegant Emerald challenge, I only found out last night from the comments they left for me on this post. Long vacation was fun but I really missed out so many things, LOL!

Oh one more thing......

The lucky winner of my CCCB giveaway is

Audrey Pettit said...
I am going to miss Linda, too.....
But onto happier things, wishing City Crafter a very happy birthday! Congratulations on three wonderful years. Love your card! Fabulous stamping and design. Love the graphic look!

Congratulations Audrey, please email me with your mailing address so I could get your prize package out to you.