Tuesday, January 31, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #94 - You've Got Mail

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Cheryl is our host! and she said "You've Got Mail", we want to see you incorporate an envelope in your project!

Here's my DT sample....

just look at that pretty heart in the kraft envelope.... it was from Ros. She is so sweet that she sent me lots of these to play with, thanks Ros!!!

now hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and play along with us!

Our sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Paperie

I am on the road again, will visit you when I get back to my desk!

(I hope I am able to upload pictures from my trip via I-phone)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pretty background

After a week of fighting bad flu, I am finally feeling better... whew!

Well, despite my new teaching job at the Elementary School, I am back to spend a little time in my cozy (and messy) craft room, this time, I am using a pretty background from Iralamija, boy, you gotta love her stuff, so pretty.......

and great thing is, you can use this background again and again since it is a PDF file and print right from your printer

the girl image is from crafty secrets

thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pixie January Kit ~ XOXO card

Another Valentine's Day card

all I need here is the Love Notes "paper only" pack 

$9 - get yours HERE!!!

and the chipboard pieces

$5.50 - leave a comment here if you want to get this item

Hop over to The Pixie Blog and see what our DT had created for you with "Love Notes"

or come play along with Pixie January Challenge

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LESSology challenge 10 ~ Floral Delight

Today's project is for 

as you know for lessology, we recycle, upcycle, altered stuff that we already have, or not using, and turn it into something beautiful

Here's the wire hanger I used, we have a ton of them as my husband send his work clothes to the dry cleaner. And you see cloth left-over from previous project, you really don't need much

I bend the hanger to a heart shape since I am making a wall hanging for Valentine's Day, wrap strips of those rag around it, I love the frills that give its shabby look....

I pick up things I left in my "bits and pieces bowl", small pieces of sheet music paper to make those rolled flowers, bits of ribbons in the bowl from previous project


now you can hop over to LESSology to see what our DT had created for you this week
and our wonderful sponsor is

Vintage Street Market

here's the prize package

a little about Vintage Street Market

Formed by two families, Vintage Street Market celebrates memories, and the textures, sentiments and simplicity from times past. It is our intention to not only offer exceptional products and superior customer service, but to also create a community where nostalgia can be shared, creativity explored, and memories preserved.

Vintage Street Market, Inc. is a company founded and created by friends and families. Michelle Jackson and Allison Rittner have been in the craft goods and scrapbooking industry for many years, each with their own diverse background and business experience. They have combined their individual skills along with their similar tastes and styles to create products with a vintage flair. Great effort has been made to design, develop and distribute a quality product while practicing excellent customer service and respect for their customers.

Now check it out!!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #93 - Sketch by Linda

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Linda have a fun sketch for you!

Here's my take.........

all supplies besides the stamp are from Pixie Dust Paperie

hop over to the City Crafter and play along with us

Our sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Paperie
There is also a special code for CCCB reader this week, hop over and grab it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pixie January Kit ~ Tiny Notebook

Before I start, I want to wish all my Chinese blog friends a very happy Chinese New Year

Today is the 1st day of the Lunar New Year, but in the States, we don't really celebrate as the girls are in school as usual, but we had our friends over for reunion dinner last night though, at time like this, I do miss home and my family back there.......


Now to my project today.......

I really enjoy making these tiny notebook....

especially with the Pixie Kits.....

my first tiny note book was using Pixie October Kit "Blue Moon"
you can read about it HERE!

this one I am showing today is using Pixie January Kit "Love Notes"

you might want to pop over to The Pixie Blog to see more photos of this project

or join in our January Challenge

or get a code for some special bargain

Link - The Pixie Blog

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Summer Fun

I took this photo of Amelia playing with the water sprinkler outside Steve's (my brother-in-law) farm last summer, and I know Marilyn (my sister-in-law) would love this layout of her grand kid...

it is cool that I can even see the water against the dark background

I am linking this 8x8 layout to

Challenge #73 is Summer in January