Friday, May 31, 2013

BREAKING News--Gallery Idol Top 20!

 Someone pinch me, please!!!
I woke up to some Facebook messages and found out I am in the Top 20 for Gallery Idol!! This is my 3rd year in trying. Each year, I participated Gallery Idol and made my submission cards... and then hope for the best! Today I am living my dream right now as you can imagine....
 Congrats to all my fellow Top 20 Gallery Idols! I know these talented ladies will amaze you in their creations in the next few weeks.
It was this little card that got me in! Dr. John jokingly said that this is the WILD card that sneaked in! They saw all the other winner's cards and wonder how mine made the Top 20.... it beats me, too!It doesn't matter what my family members think any more, because I did it!
Make Some Noise
The next card that I submit will have to do with the theme "Dad"! I am thinking up a few ideas! Voting begins at noon (MDT) on Monday, June 3rd, so please come back to check it out! All details can be found here

I am so thankful for your AWESOME support and feedback in my blog and Flickr. I shall continually count on you for this Gallery Idol contest even more!  You have enriched my blog/card-making life! Off to create now...

Another Guest Feature and ....a Wedding!

  Happy Friday, my friends!  Today is my guest design feature over Paperie Design's Studio.
My Runway Inspired Challenge team mate Tasnim did a little interview with me. You can read all about it here. (not sure about the exact post time, it may be later today).

On a personal note, I took this chance to share some wedding photos! Last weekend my family flew to Philadelphia to attend our niece Katie's wedding. It was definitely a beautiful affair! Lots of food, laughter and a few tears. Here are the highlights...

All our events revolved around food and family. It started out with the fabulous Italian buffet we had in West Chester, PA. That was the day for the rehearsal...
 On the BIG day, David and Katie had a meaningful service at the church and they sure ended it triumphantly! 
 After the church service, we proceeded to the Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia which was only half hour away from the church.  The weather and the setting could not be any more beautiful. This lovely couple met each other in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We had so much fun learning about their love story later in the reception dinner. 
 The wedding banquet was absolutely amazing!
Lastly, I want to highlight the photos of Apphia. As you may already know, Apphia is the most frequent subject of my many pages of scrapbooking.  She was the flower girl at the wedding! Isn't she darling!?
Apphia is just as sweet as can heart just melts every time I see her!
Thanks for joining me reminiscing this beautiful event.
Now if you want to read about the interview (my answers to10 crafty questions), please go here
at Paperie Design's Studio (not sure about the exact post time, it may be later today)
 Thanks again for stopping by!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Paper Crafter's Library's Guest Feature!

 Today I am excited to share my guest design work over Paper Crafter's Library.
When I got the invite from Andrea to share my work, I wasn't sure what exactly I can share...I mean, I felt so inadequate and know so little still. However, with the chalkboard effect as one of the popular trends in paper-crafting,  I think might be alright to share my three cards with chalkboard effect.  

Card #1—Hooray
Paper: Neenah (white), Bazzill Basics (black)
Stamps: Howl Are you, Wood Background, It’s All Good by Hero Arts
Inks: Raspberry Jam Mid Tone Shadow Ink by Hero Arts, Color Box Pigment Ink (white), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Embossing Powder (white, detailed), Green embossing Powder (Zing)
Accessories: 3 D Pop Dots by EK Success, gems by Hero Arts

Card #2—Everything will be OK 
everything will be OK
Paper: white, Kraft (Recollections), Green (Bazzill Basics)
Stamps: Sundrifter- Frames and Feathers by Hero Arts
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko), Color Box Pigment Ink (white)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Embossing Powder (white, detailed), (pink and blue) Embossing Powder (Zing) by American Crafts
Accessories: 3 D Pop Dots by EK Success, gems by Hero Arts

Card #3---A Sweet Note
 A Sweet Note
Paper: Neenah (white), Bazzill Basics (green) 
Pattern paper: Lucille by Basic Grey
Stamps: Stirring in Lots of Love by Lil Inkers Designs
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko), Color Box Pigment Ink (white), Punch Mid Tone Shadow Ink by Hero Arts 
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Embossing Powder (white, detailed)
Accessories: Jute from American Crafts, heart pearl (Hero Arts)
Tool: small hole punch (Staples)

 I would really appreciate that you stop by at Paper Crafter's Library and check out the site ( I left some tiny tips) and perhaps leave me some feedback there!? 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A layout and...."Let's Get Trendy" Feature!

Hello, friends! I thought it might be cool to make a layout with the blown ink effect. I let this little cutie "do the talking"!
Supplies: (Sentiment) CAS-ual Fridays, SRM Stickers, Mister Heuy, pattern paper from American Crafts
ALSO, I want to share some more info about a guest design feature called
 Lets get Trendy now (by Yvonne, Amy and Julie). Details are here!

Along with the designers, we will show five trends and share 32 never before-seen projects with you. You are invited to play along with the challenges and get to win some awesome prizes!! Sounds good, huh? Do you know what are the 5 trends that will be covered? Off to check here and find out!

Here is the schedule.
----> Signups start on Wednesday 29 May at 12am EST.
Once you sign up, you will immediately have one chance at the random drawing for this RAK.

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My featured guest post will be up on June 4, Thursday! I can't wait to share my projects with you. Thanks for stopping by! Meanwhile, sign up for a chance to win yourself a prize and be inspired!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Card Sets

Hello! Just sharing a card set today. I made these cards as a Christmas gift to my sister-in-law last year. 
Card set .NEF - Copy

each card measures 3”x 4 ¼”

Card stock: Neenah (Snow White)

Stamps: Little Tangles (Neat & Tangled), Untitled Word Shadow (Hero Arts)

Inks: Orange Soda, Stone Wash, Field Green, Butter Bar, Punch, Bubble Gum Mid tone Inks by Hero Arts

Tools: Fiskars Corner Squeeze

Accessories: gems, pearls by Hero Arts, Envelops (Michaels)

 Since the designs were very simple and one-layered, I made matching envelops as well. Moxie Fab World has a Card Set Challenge going on, I thought I would enter them in the challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Favorite SRM Stickers

Hello, friends! I am sharing my favorite SRM products today. I actually can't quite pick a I narrowed it down to one theme--birthday sentiment.
I am featuring 3 birthday sentiments:

55001 (Fancy Birthday sentiment)
  Happy birthday and more...(SRM)
Card stock: Foliage Designer Paper by Hero Arts
Pattern paper: Clippings by Basic Grey
Stamps: Etched Flower with Stem by Hero Arts
Inks: VersaMark by Tsukineko, Distress ink (Vintage Photo)by Ranger
Embossing Powder: Stampendous (white, detailed)
Accessories: SRM Press (sentiment), Prismacolored Pencils, 3D Pop Dots by EK Success, pearls by Hero Arts

57002 (We've Got your Border Sticker)
happy birthday to you (SRM)

Card Stock: Recollections (kraft), American Crafts
Pattern paper: Clippings from Basic grey
Stamps: Children at Table, Leafy Vines by Hero Arts
Inks: Hero Hue Mid Tone Shadow ink (Field Green) by Hero Arts, Color Box Chalk Ink (white), Distress Ink (Barn Door) by Ranger, VersaMark  by Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: Zing (pink) by American Crafts
Accessories: jute by American Crafts, SRM Stickers (sentiment), button (Hero Arts), White ATC (2 ½ x 3 ½) Canvas Sticky Back by Ranger, Glossy Accent by Ranger
Tools: Label 8 Spellbinders, Corner Squeeze by Fiskar

62001 (Sticker by the Dozen-Birthday)
 Happy Birthday! (SRM)

Card Stock: Neenah (white), Pastel Basic by Recollections
Stamps: Leafy Vines by Hero Arts
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Sand), distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Peel Paint)
Accessories: Fresh Daisy Craft Die by Simon Says Stamps, 3 D Pop Dots by EK Success, gems by Hero Arts, Inkssentials Ink Blending Foam by Ranger, SRM Press (Sticker sentiment)

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