Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Cards in 2015!

Hello friends!

So, 2015 has gone by so very quickly. 
I thought today is the perfect day to take a little trip down my card-making memory lane...
I picked my very own  Top 10 Favorite Cards ( that I made) for year 2015.

If you like more info about each card, simply click on the photo and it will take you to my Flickr photo with my blog post link.

In chronological order:

Card #1
Wishing you both happiness
I love the textures (cork and burlap) in this card. They give the design warmth and add a homespun feel.

Card #2
you've been on my mind
 I love how the stamped flower and pattern paper were in a good balance. The embellishments (doily and sequin ribbon) were fun to add.

Card #3
you're beautiful inside and out.

I adore the mix of alcohol inks on vellum. This CAS packs a punch.

Card #4
on your wedding day
This seems to be a complicated design, but it really was easy to create.
Gold embossing and vellum? Yes, please!

Card #5
grow your dreams like flowers
 I love color-layering. This card has depth and dimensions. ...yet it is rather flat!

Card #6
don't forget to be awesome
2015 is the year that I found cool new ways to use MISTI for my stamping. GAME CHANGER.

Card #7
it's the little things
I love how MISTI allows me to add colors and alter stamped images. This one is the perfect example.

Card #8
I love mixing ink colors! This vibrant and colorful card was super fun to create!

Card #9
Inspired by my summer trip to Bergen, Norway....this tag is a keeper!

Card #10 
Merry Christmas
Cool, clean, colorful and trendy....that's the way I like it.

This one has the most favorites over Flickr.
you have a heart of gold

Thank you for your amazing support and feedback this past year. I wish I can give everyone a prize for commenting....LOL.

This year, I decided to step down from two design teams- Stamp Nation and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Currently, I enjoy being on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT and....
today also marks my farewell over Virginia's View Challenge (see here). I plan to focus more on my personal blog and keep my family, followers and myself happy.

Keep calm and stamp on.
Wish you a happy and healthy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #349


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the "Make It Sparkle" Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...


 We are free to use any  products this week. Yay!

 I used a celebratory set "Happiest Birthday" from Neat and Tangles. I also turn to Letter Tile for making 2016 sentiment.  

You can create ANY sentiment with this stamp and die! So versatile!

HAPPY 2016
 First, I created a colorful background with Color Shine from Heidi Swapp. By spraying 1-2 spritz of color shine on watercolor paper ( I used Canson), let it dry for a few minutes and you then got yourself a DIY paper.


I  did the white embossing of the confetti image from "Happiest Birthday". The "2016" was stamped on kraft card stock. I then made the die cut and assembled them with sequins and gold strings.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
This is the LAST challenge for 2015...boy, did I have FUN!! 
Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Colorful Take on a Cling Stamp

Hello friends!
I am just popping in to share a quick and colorful card.
Rose Garden from The Ton Stamps
 In this card, I positioned the stamp with MISTI and inked up all the solid stamps with various colors. I then worked on the yellow rose with the Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber). I even stamped the text in the small white space. In the end, I added a ribbon to give the card a proper presence.

In the midst of winter, we all crave for colors and warmth. I think this card is perfect on a day like today. Hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2015! Thew New Year is just around the corner!

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello friends!
Can you believe that 2015 is coming to the end? I know...right? But I guess that just how it one can turn back the clock! We have just returned from a little road trip from visiting my in-laws. I must admit that I really miss touching the inks and stamps! It's great to be home!

Moving forward....
I am popping in to share a card that I made a while ago. This card is kind of rustic...
You see I was trying my hands with Gesso and pattern paper.
(You can see my previous version here.)
heartfelt thanks
I started out with embossing the heart ( Heartfelt Thanks from Technique Tuesday). I then colored the small areas with color pencils. The bright pink dotty details were from Liquid Pearl. This card is almost flat!
ALERT---> this stamp is currently 50% off (see here) over Simon Says Stamp.
use code RSALE to get 25% off for Ranger products (see here)
The Boxing Day Sale is still going on here.

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for encouraging me and stopping by my blog often. Without your faithful support, I would have no visitors who appreciates what I do here.
There will be more giveaways! So, please stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by!