Thank you card for Sketch N Scrap card sketch #100

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card inspired by Sketch N Scrap card sketch #100.  This is the sketch designed by Lisa:

june20th card sketch #100

I was just so inspired by the flowers so I had to make another floral themed card with my layering stamps. I created a clean and simple thank you card. I seemed to need ‘thank you cards’ more than anything so it’s good to keep a few in my stash.

Thank you card for Sketch N Scrap card sketch #100

I stamped the images and then cut them out with my scissors and adhered them onto the card. I did stamped the sentiment directly onto the peach textured cardstock.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration from the design team members. We hope you will join us with our sketch challenges! We would love to see your creations. This post will be my last post as part of the design team for Sketch N Scrap. It had been a wonderful journey being part of Sketch N Scrap. Thank you so much!


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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5th birthday SNS

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“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:

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5th birthday SNS

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!

Thank you cards using embossing techniques

Hello my crafty friends! I want to share some cards with you today using a technique I haven’t use in a long time!

Today’s challenge on Scrapbook Challenges is to create a Thank You card using any of the three layout sketches.

Card Recycle It May 18th

Such a fun challenge! I chose the middle sketch, the one with the sunburst/rays as my inspiration and created my card.

Thank you card

How I made my card:

  1. For my background: I took an embossing folder (Sizzix Tim Holtz Rays), and rub on Distress Inks ( Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries) on the debossed side of the embossing folder. I spritzed 2 spritzes of water and put my cardstock on it and closed the embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.
  2. After it’s dry, the embossed “rays” are slightly white, and I blended the same distress inks lightly. Then I diecut it with my largest stitched rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)
  3. I used my Cameo and diecut “Thank you”. I layered it 4 times so that it has that dimensional look. I adhered it in the middle of the right corner.
  4. Then I took my all time favourite Thanks stamp set (Hero Arts Stamp & Cut) and actually stamped all the sentiments with Versamark onto black cardstock and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I cut them into little strips like black label stickers.
  5. I adhered each label onto the rays like a sunburst effect. I adhered the panel onto black card base. Then I spritzed DIY perfect pearl mist on the card for extra shimmer effect!

Thank you card

It was a lot of fun so I made similar ones.

Thank you cardFor this card, I think I spritzed more water so the colors are more saturated.

Thank you cardThank you card

Thank you card

Then I decided make another one for a friend – which is more like a ‘hello’/encouragement card.Live Simply CardLive Simply Card

For this card, I use Wilna Furstenberg free cutfile and Tim Holtz small talks stickers. Pretty fun!

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Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #72: You are the best

Hello everyone! This month I created a few summer-themed scrapbook layouts so I created a summer-themed card today. I just had tons of scraps leftover from the layouts. I realised the best way to use up scraps is to make a card straightaway after a layout is completed. That way I won’t forget the papers I have and the scrap pile will not build up. (well not really, my scrap pile is still mountain high, but at least I am trying lol)

Today on Sketch N Scrap is a card sketch designed by Heather. Such a fun sketch to work with.

I created a summer-themed card for an everyday occasion card inspired by this sketch.

#youarethebest cardSupplies:  Cardstock: American Crafts Textured, Recollections     Patterned Paper: Pressed Petal     Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles   Stamp: Heidi Swapp     Ink: Ranger Archival     Art supply: Liquitex Iridescent Antique Gold paint marker, DIY Perfect pearl mist
  1. I diecut a black cardstock with my stitched rectangle die. ¬†I spritzed some perfect pearl mist to make it shiny. Once it’s dry I adhered it to my white card panel. Then I added a strip of diagonal striped patterned paper onto the top of the card.
  2. I cut the banner with white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I left the triangles (banner) white but colored the string with gold paint pen marker.
  3. I had a piece of patterned paper with different border patterns on it that is about 2inches by 12 inches. I just cut them up and use them separately as embellishments usually.
  4. I fussy cut the blue polka dot pennants from the patterned paper and layered it on top of the triangles for added interest.
  5. Then I just cut out some tickets from the same patterned and added the different strips of patterned paper from my stash.
  6. I finished the card as I stamped the sentiment “#youarethebest” for my card. This card I think can be used for an everyday occasion card with a summer theme.

I hope you will make a card with this sketch and join us on Sketch N Scrap for more sketch challenges.We would love to see what you have created. Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created!

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Sketch N Scrap Throwback Thursday : Wild Bloom Scrapbook layout

Hello everyone! Today is the last sketch layout of the month on Sketch N Scrap Throwback Thursday. I hope you had lots of fun with Sketch N Scrap sketch celebration month and enjoyed the inspiration shared from the design team members.

Today’s sketch layout was chosen by Brandy, designed by Kelly back in 2013.

March 31st

I just love the simplicity of the sketch and also the fun diagonal strip  border.

Wild bloom summer scrapbook layout

I created this summery layout since spring just arrived and nothing around me is in bloom yet. These are photos from my summer hiking pictures last year. The wild flowers along the trail to the waterfall were just so beautiful.

It did cross my mind to add some circle stitching, but opted for circles with the fun summer themed patterned paper with my circle punch instead. Then I added some flower-shaped sequins for the finishing touches to the layout.

Wild bloom summer scrapbook layoutSupplies: ¬†Patterned Paper: Pressed Petal, Crate Paper ¬† ¬†Stickers: American Crafts Thickers Amy Tan – Taffy ¬† ¬† ¬†Stamp: My Mind’s Eye He said ¬† ¬†Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black ¬† ¬†¬†Tools: American Crafts Knockouts Border Punch, Recollections Circle Punch

Hope you will join us in our sketch challenges and hope you will stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out what the other design team members had created!

Thanks for stopping by and  Happy crafting!

Large Title Scrapbook Layout and DIY flower embellishments

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! Today I have a layout to share inspired by the sketch on Scrapbook Challenges.

Sketch 475 March 21

I scrapped an older photo from my childhood with this sketch.

Wonderful Scrapbook Layout

I just love the journaling card with coordinating transparency from Basic Grey. Instead of using it for journaling, I used it as a photo mat and photo overlay. The colors matched the warmer tone of my vintage photos perfectly. I attached the transparency with gold staples. I added paint splatters with distress inks. I am beginning to find that distress inks can create lovely effects of splatters.

If you follow my blog, you will notice I am a big fan of paper flowers and making my own embellishments. This time, I created these flowers from Dylusions stamp. I stamped them and colored them with distress inks. Then I fussy cut then and layered them. I added brads to the center of the flowers. I probably could have cut them out with the Silhouette PixScan mat but I decided to fussy cut them instead. Fussy cutting sometimes can be pretty fun!

Then I created the large title with my Silhouette Cameo. I cut them out with 2 layers of cardstock and 1 layer of patterned paper to give a raise dimension. Sort of like a DIY Thickers. Lots of possibilities in the future to create big titles with my Cameo.

Wonderful Scrapbook LayoutWonderful Scrapbook Layout

Supplies: Cardstock:¬†Craft Smith ¬† ¬†¬†Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ¬† ¬† ¬†Inks: Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, Forest Moss, ¬†Ranger Archival Jet Black ¬† Brad: Recollections ¬† ¬† ¬†Art Supply: Strathmore 300 mixed media paper¬† ¬† ¬†Journaling card: Basic Grey ¬† ¬†Stamp: Dylusions ¬† ¬†Punch: American Crafts notepad border punch, EK Success medium Corner Rounder

I loved how this layout turned out for a vintage photo layout. Hop over to Scrapbook Challenges to check out what the other design team members had created. Hope you will play along with our challenges. We would love to see your creations linked up.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!


Gelli Print Fridays – Framed Art

Hello everyone! Sorry my Gelli Print Fridays is a day late – today is Gelli Print Saturday! lol

I saw a blog post two weeks ago on GelliArts on using rosettes on the gelliplate and I knew I had to try it! I make paper rosettes all the time for cards and scrapbooking but had never thought about using it for texture on the gelliplate. I had several leftover in different sizes in my stash. It makes the most fun starburst effect on the gelliplate.

Gelliprinted with Gelliplate with rosettes

I used these rosettes like a stamp or I just twisted it down the plate for a deeper effect. Different sizes rosettes create different lines and effect. ¬†I also used some stencils and corrugated cardstock for some different texture effects.Some of my favorite prints –


I wanted to make a framed art piece with one of the geliprints. I chose this print –

Gelliprinted with Gelliplate with rosettes

Butterfly free Framed art decor

I wanted to make something 3D mixed media art, I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut some butterflies. It s a free cut file from Silhouette Design Store. I cut it out with some black cardstock and heat embossed it with some snow embossing powder after I stamped the butterflies with a script stamp. Then I stamped the butterflies again with a different texture stamp and heat embossed it again with some sparkly gold embossing powder. It created an interesting effect and dimension. You can see it better on the sentiment ” FREE” which I cut out with my Cameo as well. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment the same way.¬†Butterfly free Framed art decor

I stamped the gelliprint with texture stamp as well to create some interest. Before I adhered everything, I added some metallic yellow thread for extra texture.

Butterfly free Framed art decor¬†Supplies: Paper: Copy paper, yellow copy paper ¬† ¬†Cardstock: Recollections ¬† ¬† ¬†Embossing Powder: Recollections Snow, Judikins Black Opal ¬† ¬†¬† Paint: DecoArt ¬† ¬†¬†Stencils: DIY stencils ¬†cutter ¬†Stamps: Kaisercraft Triangles, Dictionary Meaning ¬† ¬†¬†Ink: Ranger Archival, Versamark ¬† ¬† Tools: Gelliarts ¬†8×10 GelliPlate, Silhouette Cameo, Martha Stewart Heat Tool, Martha Stewart Multipurpose Heat Tool (DIY stencils)

I decided to make a framed art as I was inspired by a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Рto make your own background. I think for my first framed mixed media art, it turned out pretty cool! I just love the dimension! I have to say, with the gelliplate it really enable me to create the most awesome backgrounds!

Have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!