Tuesday, July 31, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 120 ~ Solid as a Rock

Hi there, it is my turn to host City Crafter Challenge Blog this week

the theme I had for you is

Solid as a Rock

To use only solid color paper on your project, no patterned paper, but you are allow to use other medium and embellishment.

I started with my aqua cardstock and sew around the edges

pick out my favorite picture I took at the Grand Canyon South Rim

start stamping around and playing with acrylic paint as well

next come the title and embellishment

as well as words found in magazine

that's it, no patterned paper used, all cardstock only, but as much fun

Our guest this week is the amazingly talented Lauren Bergold

Head over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to check it out

Monday, July 30, 2012

Arches National Park

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal

~ Unknown ~

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Today, I am sharing some of the photos taken on our last trip to Arches National Park

*June 2012*
We drove from Santa Fe, north through the Colorado mountains, and then west to Utah

getting closer....

Arches National Park, Moah, UT

These rock formations are known as Park Avenue, they are one of the first sites to see after entering the park (and it does remind me of Park Avenue in New York City, aww.... I miss NYC)

for just $10, you get to see all these? WOW, what a bargain

Another popular features of Arches National Park, Balanced Rock
the big rock on top is the size of three school buses

the hike up to the Delicate Arch

The 60-90 minutes hike (depending on how fast you walk) did not look that tough but my..... it is not that easy for me, to make the matter worst, we tried to get up there before it gets dark, I left my water bottle in the car, so you can imagine that hike.......

No, not yet, this one only qualified to call a "window"

just around the corner....


The 65-foot (20 m) tall freestanding Natural Arch is the most widely-recognized landmark in Arches National Park

lots of people waiting for sunset at Delicate Arch

Yes, Arches is indeed a sad place for me, my first time here was with a great friend in 2006, he passed away few years later..... *sigh*

I just love the colors of the sky when the sun is setting

Goodbye Aches, when will we meet again?

I will be back here with a new project for City Crafter Challenge Blog, meanwhile, you might want to check the following blogs out

or play with us at

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wedding card

I have been crafting a lot the past 2 days, getting all my DT work done till almost September, whew..... I think I can have a relaxing August : )

Today's card is a sweet wedding card, I really like it, hope you do too!

lots of cutting but I enjoy it...

I am linking this to the challenge over at

Friday, July 27, 2012

Make your postman smile......

Just a few weeks ago, I play along with Kissinia's Mail Exchange 2012

The idea is to decorate your envelope, maybe that could make your postman smile, don't you think?

Alright, you can read about the original post on Kissinia's blog HERE!

I received this beautifully done envelope from Kissinia

came with it, 3 more envelopes for me to decorate and send it out

Kissinia also include this wonderful creation of hers in the envelope

Thank you so much Kissinia, for the lovely envelope and tag, but most of all, thanks for spending time to organized the Mail Exchange 2012, I had lots of fun!

Now that I have 3 envelopes decorated and sent it out yesterday


Kissinia of course....


Sandi, whom I learn about the Mail Exchange from....

and one more is going to 

a special friend

who always there to lend a listening ear

when my days aren't so pretty

Thank you my dear friend!

I will post my decorated envelop soon after my recipients got them and I hope you would find some time to pop over to Kissinia's Blog, not sure if the Mail Exchange is still going on, but a visit there is surely worth the trip as Kissinia has some wonderful art work on her blog.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

You don't want to miss this.....

Win a "mountain of Prima products"

I came across this giveaway via my dear friend Ros

I've heard of Ingvild Bolme, she is a huge star for Prima. I visit her blog once in a while, but not often enough to spot this giveaway, thanks Ros for the lead.

Ingvild is celebrating her new blog design and wish to give away this "Mountain of Prima products", oh WOW WOW WOW, just look at that pile of goodies. I am so going to try my luck this time.

The giveaway ends August 31st, you still have time to run over to Ingvild's blog. Even if you are not up for giveaways, you should also check her blog out, you will be amazed!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 119 ~ Bon Voyage

Our new challenge this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog is hosted by Ros

Bon Voyage is the theme

and our special guest is Lauren Bergold

Why don't you hop over to play along

Link - City Crafter Challenge Blog


Just a few nights ago, we had hailstorm here in Las Vegas, isn't it amazing that it happened when we had weather like 106 in the day time? 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Teeny Tiny Berry Tags.....

The school I am teaching is having a week long summer camp this week, I had to get up early in the morning, and work till 3:30 all week long, weekends is going to feel soooooo good. 

Just to share a few teeny tiny berry tags I made to go with the gift basket for my sister (see gift basket HERE)

thanks for stopping by today.....