Thank you card

Hello everyone! Today I have a simple card to share with you. It’s inspired by a card sketch up on Sketch N Scrap for our 5th birthday bash crop  is that is still going on over at Facebook.

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Here is my card:

Thank you card

I thought it would be fun to hand stitch the edge of the banner so I just poke holes with a paper piercer and use a peach embroidery floss  that matched my patterned paper. Then I diecut the sentiment using a similar peach textured cardstock as well. It was really quick and easy to make actually.

Thank you card

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check our more inspiration from the design team members and also join us on Facebook for our month long birthday celebration! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Love – wedding card

Hello! Yesterday I created a “Love” floral themed scrapbook layout. I used my floral stamps and of course I stamped extra to make cards. So today I want to share a card using a technique I saw on a  Youtube  video a while back by Yana Smakula. She shared this “perfect cardmaking formula” for CAS cards. I have been wanting to try it and finally did it. Sometimes I feel that I have so many ideas I want to try that I see on social media but just so little time!

The card I created is for a wedding, but I think it can be used for whatever occasion and for  the loved ones.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I diecut the crisscross background from Paper Issues with my Cameo. (They have so many awesome cutfiles for free) I wanted to have a textured background for extra interest but yet subtle, so I cut it in white.

Then I diecut and emboss the frame with a Spellbinders die with a piece of gold cardstock.  The flower is with Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and the smaller ones are from Garden Treasure stamp set. I colored in the smaller flowers with my Prismacolors.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I will definitely make more of these CAS cards. I love this “perfect cardmaking formula for CAS”! Next time I probably will try diecutting some frames with the Cameo or even trying it with some similar stamps and heat embossed it with gold. And maybe I should also make my cards by gauging the size of frames with the size of flowers. In this card, the flower seems a little too big for my little frame lol but it still turned out well I think.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I am playing along with Altenew May Inspiration Challenge:

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Love”- travel Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! I want to share a layout that involves again lots of stamping and detailed cutting of those stamped images.

Few years ago my husband and I traveled to Bali and had a photo shoot. The photographer used a different lens that captured this photo – it made us look like we were standing on top on the world. It was so pretty and pretty cool!

"Love" travel Scrapbook layout

I used a free cutfile from Paper Issues and cut out the love script heart with my Cameo. I used some papers and embellishments from Altenew Reflection Scrapbooking Kit. I would say I had a blast stamping all those flowers and leaves and then cut them out with my scissors. I probably could have used my PicScan to cut them out but I was worried I might ruined them if I made a mistake with the cutlines.  The flowers are from Altenew Beautiful Day and Garden Treasure stamp sets.

altenew beautiful day stamped flowers

altenew beautiful day stamped flowers

"Love" travel Scrapbook layout

My layout was inspired by Altenew Sketch Challenge :

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I really loved the floral theme in  this layout and loved how it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap: Scenic Trail Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! It’s another sketch layout day with Sketch N Scrap. Today I am sharing another outdoor scrapbook layout inspired by the sketch Heather designed on the blog today!

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I loved the interest of the sketch that it is offset to an angle so in my layout, the placement can be a little wonky and offset. I do loved how the layout turned out.

Scenic Trail Scrapbook Layout

I decided to use a cutfile for my background. It is called ‘Going in circles’ (it’s a free cutfile from Paper Issues) which I thought was fitting for our outdoor trip although we did not go in circles that much – maybe just a little! I diecut it with a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper Hello Love. I wanted to adhere it to a white cardstock but thought it was too plain, so I added some watercolors with some Distress Inks. After I adhered the die cut, I adhered my photo, and decided to embellish it with fussy cut flowers from a floral patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Documentary.  I may have gone overboard with the florals (lol) Then I finished my layout with my title that I cut with my Cameo.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out more inspiration from the design team members. I hope you will join us this month with our sketches and I do hope you are joining our Facebook event for Sketch N Scrap 5th Birthday Bash crop! We would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Warsaw Caves” Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Today I have a two-page scrapbook layout to share with you. This layout was inspired by a sketch on Scrapbook & Cards Today during the (inter) National Scrapbook Day.

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I want to share another outdoor layout today and I am glad I can put it in a double page layout.

Warsaw Caves Scrapbook Layout for SCT sketch Challenge

It was definitely a fun trip to the caves and walking along the hiking trail. I have to say we were pretty adventurous in this trip.

Close up of each page

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I used papers from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection, and used journaling cards from Simple Stories. I diecut the leaves in white as subtle embellishments because I did not want the layout to get too busy. I also added other bits and pieces of emphera to complete the layout.  I was most excited to use my new gel pens for journaling. I had forgotten my love for metallic and glitter gel pens.

Journaling with gel pens

Journaling with gel pens

Just a short post today sharing my fun outdoor “travel” layout! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Fringed card – thank you card

Hello! It’s the second sketch for Sketch N Scrap birthday bash crop today on the blog. It’s a cute sketch designed by Lisa and it’s versatile for any occasion.

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I created a fringed card. It is so fun because it is a little bit 3D. I have seen these cards and always wanted to try it. When I saw the sketch, I was inspired to create the little fringes!

Fringed card thank you card

I used my Cameo to create the 5 strips of fringes. I probably could have use scissors and it would have been faster but I was diecutting something else anyway, might as well let the machine do the work. I adhered the fringes onto a card panel that I diecut with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered a strip of gold on the side that I punched with a border punch for a little bit more interest. I decided to cut off the the edge of the border to let the border strip pop out more. I made the fringe all the way to the top of the card and stamped my thank you sentiment onto my card.

Fringed card thank you card

The dimensional of the fringed card is so fun!

I hope you will join us on Sketch N Scrap 5th birthday bash crop celebration happening on Facebook. Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration from the design team members! We would love to see your creations!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Traditional Scrapbook Layout on (inter)National Scrapbook Day

Hello and Happy (i) National Scrapbook Day! Every year in May, National Scrapbook Day falls on the first Saturday. So I hope you are having a fabulous day scrapping away! I want to share a layout with you inspired by a sketch layout designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap.

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I created a traditional scrapbook layout. I personally called it traditional because it’s a simple layout where I just cut and paste things down without doing any techniques. Fearless Scrapbook LayoutThe photos are from last summer where we took a hike along a trail. It was a little dark in some area or a little too bright in some area of the woods so that’s why the photos are not too great. Perhaps I should have edited the photos before printing them out but it’s okay – I don’t need perfection lol

I printed the photos 3×4 size and followed the sketch as I create this layout. I chose papers and embellishments that are warmer colors since it seems like a good theme for the outdoors in the summer. Then I added a few stickers with the outdoorsy theme from Shimelle Go Now Go collection. Then it’s done.

Some close up of the cute embellishments –

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I hope you will hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out more inspiration from the design team members. I also hope you will create something as well on this special National Scrapbook Day and share with us! We would love to see your creations. Our Sketch N Scrap birthday event is also ongoing all month long on Facebook so join us there too!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #97

Hello! Today I want to share two cards with you. The first card was inspired by Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #97 designed by Heather.

SNS 97 May 5th 2017

I created this card:

Floral themed cards for birthday

I embossed the background of the card panel with an embossing folder by Martha Stewart Crafts. It was meant for embossing metal but I used it to emboss paper and made it work with my Cuttlebug.

The flower was stamped from Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp set. I stamped a lot of these flowers from my previous project and had some leftover, so I made cards with it. So I guess it’s a good idea, to stamp a bunch of images and get them all ready when you need them for a project. Then I added the birthday sentiment also from Altenew, the Label Love stamp set. I added some metallic red thread behind the flower image for more interest and texture and finished it off with some clear sequins.

From the first card, I was inspired to create another card since I had another piece of flower image.

Majestic bloom stamp set for wedding card

I created a wedding card with the flower image. The composition of this card is similar to the first card. I just love how both of these cards turned out. Maybe because they are in my favorite colors – pinks and reds! 🙂

Floral themed cards for birthday and wedding card

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Come back tomorrow as we celebrate National Scrapbook Day on May 6th 2017! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

Hello! Today I want to share something a little different and a first – that is a DIY Traveler Notebook Kit from my stash. I have previously made DIY scrapbooking kit before from my stash supplies but these days, my scrapbook supplies are in a box so I just grab whatever inspires me and that works for me.

I recently started using a Traveler Notebook (TN) as a journal or jotting down whatever I learn that day. I just stick down random scraps from my table from my scrapbooking or cardmaking projects. So I thought making a kit just to use in my notebook would be fun for a change.

For this month, I was inspired by Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog inspiration kit from Gossamer Blue March 2017 kits.

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I love the teals and yellow so I took the color inspiration and created from my stash mostly teals and orange yellow colors.

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

Honestly, it seems like a lot for a TN kit lol – but it’s okay, it just goes back to my stash if I don’t use it or if I get tired of it.

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

I took 3×4 and 4×6 pocket pages cards from We R Memory Keepers Tangerine kit.DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

I also found matching colors cards from Project Life Honey Core Kit and Elle Studio. I figured that these cards would be nice to cut up for embellishments or use as journaling cards or tip ins in my TN.

Speech bubbles card

Love those speech bubbles cards from the inspiration kit, and found some in my stash.

Shimelle stickers -Embellishments for my DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

For embellishments, I added some of Shimelle’s Go Now Go diecuts and stickers.

Alphabet stickers for DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

I also added some alphabet stickers from October Afternoon. I am quite amazed I still have some much left.

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

I just put them all in this chocolate box I had and put it on my table. I also added my date stamp and a washi tape too. There are also some illustrations leftover from Wilna Furstenberg ‘s last year class Art2Heart (August) as well.

DIY Traveler Notebook Kit

We shall see what I would do with this kit. I don’t usually share my TN since I don’t do much with it except writing random things anyway but we shall see if I can make it pretty with the kit I created. Then I might share some pages lol

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Love” Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! Sketch N Scrap 5th Birthday Bash Crop is happening this month, so crop with us all month long on the blog.  Today I want to share a layout with you that is inspired with the first exclusive birthday bash sketch layout designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap.

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I created a mixed media wedding layout. I really just scrapbook for fun and enjoying different techniques as I create. The background was inspired by videos I saw on youtube and it was really fun.

Love (with altenew stamps) Wedding Scrapbook Layout

I first created the background with gesso and thread. The thread will be adhered with the gesso so there is no glue needed. Then I dripped some Magenta Liquitex ink  after it  dried. Then I sprayed some DIY yellow mist on it as well. I just love the texture and the effect of the background.

Mixed media background

Then I diecut the wreath which was a free cutfile from Paper Issues with a white cardstock. I inked it lightly with Antique Linen distress ink for a subtle look. Then I went on a stamping and fussy cutting frenzy with the layering stamps from Altenew. (Painted Butterflies and Vintage Flowers) After I was done doing that, I adhered them along the wreath and added my photo and title and my stickers.

The process of this layout was actually very gratifying – ink dripping and mist spraying, the stamping and fussy cutting; lol it did take forever with the stamping and fussy cutting but that’s what a crafter does with her time right!

I scrapbook the photo of our wedding rings, and I love the intertwined thread behind it. It’s like our lives are joined/twisted together lol (don’t mind my abstract/logical thinking behind the layout)

Here are some close up:

Thanks for stopping by and hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more design team inspiration. Come join us for our Birthday Bash Crop all month long. We will be posting FIVE exclusive birthday bash sketches and one exclusive NSD sketch as challenges this month. Crop starts on May 2nd and goes until June 2nd, so plenty of time to get your entries in!

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