Friday, July 30, 2010

Tags (set of 3)

Since I am still in Chicago tonight, no new card to show, I am just going to show you the tags I made for my new neighbors when we moved to Vegas about 2 months ago.

This is a set of 3 tags, I used some of the lace stamp set I bought in Singapore, the butterfly stamps are PTI.

As you all know, I went to the CHA Super Show in Chicago early today, it was fun, my first stop is to the Papertrey Ink Booth, I saw Dawn Mcvey, Michelle Wooderson, Heather Nichols and Debbie Olson, 4 of them were all teaching classes, sort of, you know they have some hands on stuff, where you can make a card on the spot, ya, they were all busy doing that, and I didn't want to interupt, so no photos with those PTI big girls. : (  However, I get to speak to Nichole Heady though, she was just keeping the shoppers in line to cash out their items.

Everywhere I go, seemed to see  some familiar faces, but I can't really recogize them by names. Like the girls over at Taylored Expressions, I know only Talyor, and can't even remember her last name, I am just so bad at remembering names. And the most common phrase I heard all days is "ok, see you in blog land", guess everyone there is a blogger, LOL! Over all, it was a fun day for me, heading to Cedar Rapids, Iowa tomorrow, so still no crafting for me. : (  can't wait to have my hands on those papers and glue........

***You have a few more days to sign up for the "Pretty Things Jar Swap", check ou the link HERE!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blogging in the hotel room at Chicago!

Can't you believe this? I am blogging and taking part in challenges in a hotel room here in Chicago! LOL! You think I am addicted? Oh well, I didn't have time to make a card this morning before I leave for Chicago, but I do have a card to share!

I made this card couple of weeks ago while I was trying out the doily stamp, and since Dutch Dare Card Challenge is having a "anything goes" challenge this week (so nice....), why don't I play along?

The lace doily stamp bought in Singapore last summer, is from Papeterie.
The carnival ticket from KraftyKirsty
That rose button on the seam binding was bought when I went shopping with Linda. I love it!
DP from EK Success
I like the shades of the seam binding I used here.

Here's the link to Dutch Dare Care Challenge, pop over to join in the fun!

City Crafter Challenge Blog is having the Pretty Things Jar Swap, you have a few more days to sign up if you want to join in the fun. Details can be found HERE!

Alright, I am going to take a shower and then go to bed, tomorrow will be a fun day at CHA Supershow, hmmm...... who do you think I will meet? One thing for sure, I will stop by Papertrey Ink's booth and say hello to the PTI girls, I know Michelle (Mish Mash) and Dawn Mcvey will be there, I am so excited! Night night all! And thanks for visting my little blog today!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room week #20

Here my card for today, it is made for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room
Week #20 "One, Two, Three"
That's One ribbon, Two buttons, and Three punches, or dies

My 1 ribbon - seam binding
2 buttons are from PTI
3 punches (2 edge punches, Martha Stewart and Fiskars, one scallop oval punch from Marvy Uchida)

Bingo and sentiment stamps are my new toy from PTI.

DP from October Afternoon and The Girls' Paperie

Here's the link to The Shabby Tea Room again

and here's the link to my "Garden Mail" card (City Crafter Challenge Blog)

this link is to the Pretty Things Jar Swap

Leaving tomorrow for Chicago, going to CHA supershow, yay!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CPS # 177

Click HERE if you are looking for the "Garden Mail" card for City Crafter Challenge Blog

City Crafter is having the "Pretty Things Jar Swap", click HERE for information

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And now, my card for today

I make this card for the challenge over at CPS 177
Here's the sketch

I made this tissue paper flower when Linda came over to my place that day, I finally have a place for this flower.
The pink polka dots is the stamp set from PTI

Bright green DP from Me and My Big Idea (I think this DP is 15 year old)
Sentiment stamp from PTI, this is my 2nd stamp set from PTI and it is one set that I hardly use.

Once again, the link to Card Positioning System (CPS 177)

Monday, July 26, 2010

CCCB week 15 ~ Garden Mail ...

It's another new week for City Crafter Challenge Blog, this week, our very talented hostess Ros Crawford found us this lovely picture from "A Creative Mint". 

And your job is to pick up the colors or elements from this inspiration photo, and create a card/project with the theme "Mail" in mind, it could be a stamp, an envelope, postage, postcard etc...
And I just love it as I love the purple shades!

Here's my DT sample for this week

The cardstock is from Bazzill Basic Paper
DP are from The Girls' Paperie and K & Company
The postage stamp is from Cavallini Paper and Co

I didn't have any purple flower and can't find anything close enough, so I torn the petals of the big orange rose apart, stained it with my lilac ink pad, and stamped over with the script stamp, oh well, I ended with something close to what I had in mind and 10 lilac colors fingers.

Alright, why don't you hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and have a peek on what the other DT come up with, I promise you, there are lots of beautiful work done by them.

And yes, City Crafter have something FUN this week for everyone, when you are there, do scroll down to the bottom of the posting and get the details on how to play along with our Pretty Things Jar Swap!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

This is my 3rd blog hop with Papertrey Ink, how exciting

Here's what I come up with

You can pin this on your board near your desk or work area, the post-it pad is just within reach

I am using all the new stuff from Papertrey Ink, arrived few days ago, I can't described the feeling, on the 15th every month after I submitted my order for the new released item, then the days seem so slow until the goodies arrived at my door. You think I am addicted to Papertrey Ink???

Ok, better post this before it is too late, and then I am off to see the other lovely works from all the papertrey ink peeps.

Clear Cardstock

This is my very first try on this clear cardstock from Papertrey Ink. It is not very easy to stamp on, I tried many to finally get this one, I am still not happy about it, guess I need more practice!

Over at The Play Date Cafe this week, is a color challenge, this is the beautiful inspiration photo and these are the colors Julie Ranae pick out.

Can you see the clear cardstock?

DP is from Anna Griffin
Stamp is from Papertrey Ink

Here's the link to The Play Date Cafe
You have some time to join in the fun!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Handmade Flower

I tried making this fabric flower today, it turn out not too bad

This is the sketch I used 

I am also entering the challenge over at Stamp Something
It's all about flower there, I have flower DP from October Afternoon
And the handmade fabric flower
Polka dots DP from Papertrey Ink

Butterfly stamp from Papertrey Ink

Button is from Papertrey Ink too
As usual, I put a lot of my favorite things here, seam binding, mini tag, doily.

Here's the link to 

You still have lots of time to play along with them!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Color Throwdown # 102

I think I am running out of idea to name my blog, so it is always easy to name it after a challenge, LOL!
These are the colors to use for The Color Throwdown # 102

This is my take....

Button is from Papertrey Ink
Doiliy stamp is from Papeterie

3 different DP, all from October Afternoon
"Thank You" stamp from Papertrey Ink

I just received my goodies from Papertrey Ink July released this afternoon, going to play with it tomorrow, how exciting!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ColourQ challenge 42

This is made for Colour Q Challenge # 42

I just love the butterfly stamp from Papertrey Ink, I use it a lot...

Red DP on the top and bottom are both from My Mind's Eye
Tangerine polka dots DP from Papertrey Ink
Pearls on the butterflies are from Recollections

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

From the Garden

2 great challenges I like, and I try to do it weekly whenever I find time are....

 (Week # 19 - From the Garden)


(Kazan's Sketch 57)

Here's my card 

Closer look...

The flowers are made with tissue paper, I spray it with glimmer mist and color it with chalk, and then top it with Prima roses.

The little Pixie Linda gave me is watching over my garden

The papers are from The Girls' Paperie and K & Company

Little flowers with lots of ribbon found from my stash
Ric Rac are "From the Garden" found at Etsy, there are a few more interesting items in that set, take a look HERE!

Today Linda came over and we did a little crafting together spent a lot of time chatting, it was fun!
How cool is that to have a crafting friend live close by, the coolest part is, when I get Linda to join me at City Crafter Challenge Blog, we were living 2,500 miles apart at that point of time, and I didn't know that I will be moving to the city where she is. How cool is that, now that we are only 20 minutes away from each other.