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!

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!

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

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more design team members inspiration! Join us and play along with our sketch challenges, we would love to see your creations!

Sketch N Scrap birthday event is ongoing! Come join us on Facebook!

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Come back tomorrow as we celebrate National Scrapbook Day on May 6th 2017! 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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Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #96

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share with Sketch N Scrap. It’s the last card sketch of this month. Today’s card sketch is designed by Lisa.

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I created this card:

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I stamped my butterfly using a stamping tool and used two different inks to create a multicolor ombre effect butterfly. Then I fussy cut the butterfly and added to my card as the focal point. I like making cards with sentiments similar to this where I can use it for an all-occasion card like a hello card or an encouragement card.

Close up photos of the card:IMG_2291

all occasion card for sketch n scrap

Hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out what the other design team members had created. There is still time to play along with our challenges.  We would love to see your creations.

Coming up in May –

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

XOXO Scrapbook Layout for Sketch N Scrap Sketch Layout #127

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout on Sketch N Scrap. It’s another summer photo from last year. I am trying to finish scrapping my summer photos from last year, so you may see similar photos from the same event when I share my layouts. I don’t always scrap my everyday. I usually scrap photos of places I have been or events.

Today’s layout is inspired by the sketch that Heather designed on Sketch N Scrap.

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XOXO scrapbook layout

I liked how the layout turned out. Somehow, the colors I used are very “masculine”  ie browns and greens which is unusual  from my bright colors of pinks and reds and yellows.

For this layout – I did keep to my challenge of using “a tool & a supply”. On my white cardstock, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer with a brown sharpie and spritzed some ink in the background. I used my Cameo to cut the cutfile (for free). Then I used my favorite punch to punch my hearts. (such an accomplishment I tell you, by using these 3 tools lol) I had the starfish ribbon for like forever, and I thought it would be fun for this layout.

XOXO scrapbook layout

Hope you can see the ink spritz close up pics.

This was a fun layout to make and being able to play with the marker spritzer tool was a lot of fun! You can use lots of different markers with it too. It’s a good alternative if you don’t want a wet spray medium for your layout.

That’s it for today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created! We would love for you to join us for our sketch challenges! News update: It’s will be an exciting month in May as Sketch N Scrap celebrates its FIFTH birthday with lots of sketches, inspiration and prizes and most importantly, lots of FUN!

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap Sketch Layout #126 (Scrapping with limited color scheme and supply)

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you – I haven’t been crafting for like ~ 3 months due to many reasons but I won’t bore you with details but most importantly I am back! I really want to say thank you to those who kept following my blog and on my social media even though I was MIA for while!

I did reorganized my craft supplies and decided to challenge myself whenever I make a card or layout – whether it’s techniques or using certain tool or supply in my stash. That way, I feel my “investment” in this hobby is much more worth it (and more fun) instead of just hoarding everything. I just kept it simple (so that I will do it), the main challenge is to use “a tool and a supply” (can be more). Tools such as my manual die cutting machine and dies, electric cutting machine, punches, decorative scissors, FUSE tool, stencils,  stamps, etc (things that can be used over and over again). Supply such as twine, embroidery floss, threads, washi tape, embossing powders, glitter, markers, paints and other art mediums, etc (things that can run out of, but it never seemed that way for me, they seem to last forever lol)

The layout I am sharing with you today is inspired by the sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap. It’s such a fun sketch and versatile.

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great people Scrapbook layout (limited color scheme)

The patterned papers were taken from my scrap pile since I scrap different photos from the same event before. I kept things simple and I am only using pinks and purples for this one photo. For my embellishments, I used my challenge of “a tool and a supply” where I used a flower and heart punch and layered on top of my purple twine.

That’s it for today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created! We would love for you to join us for our sketch challenges! Oh and in May, it’s an exciting month as Sketch N Scrap celebrates its FIFTH birthday with lots of sketches, inspiration and prizes and most importantly, lots of FUN!

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It’s so nice to be crafting again and I hope you will join me in this challenge of using “a tool and a supply” ( I probably should come up with a better name but…..) Anyways, I hope I had inspired you and you will create something beautiful with this sketch and share with us. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Heat embossed holiday card

Hello everyone! Christmas time is coming soon and I can’t wait to be home with the family!

I have a card to share today inspired by Sketch N Scrap card sketch. It’s the last card sketch for this year and looking forward to next year sketches.

My card somehow went in a different direction as I was making it. I guess often that happens in creativity 🙂

This is the sketch designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap:

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My card:

Heat embossed Holiday card

I stamped a floral border background (from TheTonStamp) and heat embossed it with Hero Arts silver embossing powder. Initially my plan was to add patterned papers and ribbon as inspired by the sketch after I heat embossed it, but that plan didn’t go very well. I just love the background too much and I didn’t want to color it either. So I kept it simple and added a heat embossed sentiment (from TheTonStamp Sending Peonies) with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder which is a slightly warmer silver color.

Although it was a simple card but it took some time with decision making lol I am such a slow crafter! Anyways, I hope you would hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out what the other design team members had created and join us with our challenges! We would love to see your creations!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and Happy holidays! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!