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! ūüôā

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 Рthat 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.

gossamer blue march kit 2017gossamer blue life pages march 2017 kit

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.

May2nd SNS birthday 1

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.

SNS 96 April 20th 2017

I created this card:


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!

Floral Birthday Card

Hello! I created a floral theme scrapbook layout in my last post, using layering stamps and I loved it. So today, I thought I share a floral themed birthday card that I made.

Birthday card using Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted butterflies stamp set

I created the background stripes using distress inks (Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) I masked off the stripes using washi tape and placed them in different widths for interest. Then I diecut the panel and the frame of patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die.

I stamped the flowers and butterflies from Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted Butterflies. It gives a very artsy look to the card. The butterflies were stamped in Hero Arts Soft Pool and Tide Pool ink and outlined with Altenew Jet Black ink. The flowers were stamped with Altenew Mango Smoothie and Peach Perfect ink and outlined with Altenew Jet Black ink. I colored the leaves with my Prismacolors color pencils. (PC 989 and PC 1005). I stamped a lot of the flowers and three of the butterflies and then fussy cut them out with scissors. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from Waffleflower lotus stamp set with the same Jet Black ink.

My card was inspired by Altenew April Inspiration Challenge. I just love the color scheme!


Here is a close up РI did add a lot of foam dots to add dimension to the flowers and butterflies.

Birthday card using Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted butterflies stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Stamping and scrapbooking

Hello and Happy Easter! Today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you, it’s a wedding layout. I used a floral layering stamp set to create flowers on this layout; it’s a lot fun and the effect was pretty cool.

Stamping and scrapbooking

My layout was inspired by Altenew Sketch Challenge #1 and its color scheme.


I used Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp and die set to create the flowers and leaves. I love how layering stamps makes the image so realistic and pretty. For the leaves, I only used two of the layers and skipped the solid leaf stamp.

For the flowers, I stamped with Altenew inks РFrosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and the outline image with Ruby Red. I started stamping with the solid image first then the layers and stamped the outline stamp last because I wanted the flowers to have more definition. For the leaves, I stamped with Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.

Then I die cut all the flowers and leaves and adhered them like the arrangement of the circles in the sketch. I added two doilies as the starting point of my layout. I added some gold thread behind the flowers and gold strip to frame the layout for extra interest and texture. I used some sentiments from the Label Love stamp set for my title and added some Tim Holtz word stickers as well. Then I finished off with some gold sequins. I love the elegance of the gold.

Some close up pic:

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

This was really a fun layout to make. I love how stamps can be used to make the focal point or embellishments for a project. That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping 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.

April 15th SNS layout

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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Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello, I have another fun and simple card to share today. This weekend was a fun card making weekend! I created a birthday card.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I stamped a cupcake and a candle and pieced them together. The I adhered them on a small piece of yellow striped patterned paper.  I used a notebook border punch to create interest on the top of it.  I created layers with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die with grey cardstock and a colorful patterned paper and adhered everything together.

Birthday cupcake card

I added some flower sequins on the cupcake for embellishments to resemble cupcake sprinkles for added interest.

I am playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. It’s their Wednesday Challenge blog 8th birthday this week – how fun! Happy birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Coloring with Mermaid Markers for cards

I got the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers from Michaels quite some time ago but never used it. So I decided to use these markers for coloring to make some cards. These markers are water brushes filled with dye-based inks that are water reactive, so I used them like watercolors. The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

I used the The Ton Floral Cling background stamp so I have pretty florals to color. I heat embossed two card panels; one with gold and one with white embossing powder. coloring with mermaid markers card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

Then I just colored with the markers. There were opaque flowers that were heat embossed from the stamp, but I wanted all the flowers to have the colored look. So I stamped and  heat embossed some peonies from another stamp set (The Ton Sending Peonies) and colored them. Then I fussy cut them out and added to my cards with foam tape so it created more dimension and interest to my card. I did fussy cut the center of the card panel so I have a window for my sentiment. I heat embossed my sentiment as well. I added lots of sequins for embellishment and it sort of created a faux shaker card look.

card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

The colored card with white heat embossed floral background.
card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring
The colored card with gold heat embossed floral background.

the ton floral border cling background stamp

I am playing along with The Ton Challenge Blog

thetonstamps april challenge button

I will definitely use my Mermaid Markers again for coloring. I never really colored much when I make cards and it was really fun! And also, I must try with a different medium for coloring next time! 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.

April 1st layout SNS

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!