1 Stamp Set, 2 Tags

It has been a while since the last time I made mixed media tags. And today, I feel it is tag day 🙂

My plan to make a tag a week for this year. But for I missed several weeks so I try to catch up and enjoy the process of making it. Today, I made 2 tags with 1 stamp kit.

When Words Fail

On both tags, I used Canson Watercolor paper because I worked with watercolor paint and acrylic paints. Stamp set I used is Unity Stamp Company – August Kit of The Month.

On the first card I was inspire by the tag from Michelle Short at Tag Your’re It Challenge #54

I created my first tag background with watercolor paint. I dried it with my CTMH Craft Heater. And then I stamped the flower with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brushes, sprayed some water, and dried it with the Craft Heater. Once the image dried well, I stamped the quote with VersaFine Onyx Black. I added some orange gems from Hampton Arts.

I also enter this first tag at Unity {Show & Tell} – Tag Challenge (8/18 – 8/25).

Heart of Gold

This second tag is a mixed media tag. First, randomly I stamped the border stamp from the Unity August KOTM with Versafine Onyx Black. Then using old credit card, I added 4 shades of FolkArt metallic gold paints on the tag. I dried it well with my CTMH Craft Heater before stamping on it.

Once the painy dried, I stamped the flower heart with VersaFine Onyx Black.

Heart of Gold

I painted the stamped flower heart image with FolkArt Hot Pink and Purple Acrylic Paints. Then I traced the flower line back with LePen Archival Pen. And I felt like it needed some sparkle, so, I added some glitter glue with brush on the heart 🙂

I wrote the quote with Sharpie permanent marker. It write smoothly on painted surface! Love it!

Loving these tags! My goal when I decided to make this tag ring this year is to have a collection of encouraging words and God’s words by the end of the year of 2016. And I can look back these tags for reminders later in the future.

I hope you all are inspired today and thank you so much for visiting. Have a fabulous day!

Recycling and Card Making

Good Morning… It is Thursday and it is time for taking a coffee break with us at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Today we are talking about how we, cardmakers and papercrafters can be part of making the world green-er by recycling our coffee boxes and wrappers into something else.


I have been collecting some K-cups boxes and cup sleeves to use them as embellishments. For sample, I made a card using one of the the cups I cut out of the K-cup box.


I cooperate Paper-Smooches – Cyber Cafe stamp set on this card, stamped the background and sentiment using Distress Mini Ink Pads. The glitter papers and foil chevron papers from the pad I found at Walmart last Fall 🙂 I finished this card with orange twine from American Craft. I have Fall colors in my mind when I made this card.

I hope you will visit me at Coffee Loving Cardmakers today and share your ideas of recycling for making cards.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

I play along today at:

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – CASEing DT Link Up Party #1

Paper Smooches August Challenge: Friendship

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week 244 – 245

Joy To The World

Joy To The World is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs. Many singers have sang this song in many different ways, but I love the classic just with piano or guitar.

I know it is August and I am sharing a Christmas card with you. On this card, I try a new technique called night / galaxy sky with distress inks.

I have been seeing and watching some YouTube videos how to create night sky, winter night sky and galaxy nigh. I tell you, they intimidate me a lot! First because I do not have supplies like those crafters have, and second because I am always nervous when it comes to try out new technique.

So, I pushed myself tried it with limited supplies I have 🙂 So, here’s my first night snowy scene.


I used the oval die came in the August My Monthly Hero Kit to die-cut the CTMH watercolor paper for the panel.

I most of the time using Distress Mini Ink Pads for watercoloring and this is my first time do blending with them. I used make up sponges for blending tool. Colors I used to create this background are: Black Soot, Antique Linen, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, and Victorian Velvet. Then I added some splatter of water and dabbed it out with paper towel for some extra texture. I used my CTMH Craft Heater to dry it well.

Next, I heat-embossed the snowflake from Concord & 9th – Joy stamp set with VersaMark ink, mix of White embossing powder and Clear Glitter embossing powder, and CTMH Craft Heater. Oh I learned a lesson… Always never forget to use the embossig buddy! I had to re-do the adding embossing powder because the first time they sticked everywhere! And then I added some white paint splatters using wet brush and White Distress Crayon for some extra stars.

For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the JOY stamp set and I used the JOY die set to cut out the Amercian Crafts – Silver glitter cardstock.

All pieces were ready to be put together. I used Tombow xtreme adhesive to add the background panel, then used Tombow vellum adhesive runner to add the vellum on it. Then using Tombow dual mono liquid glue to add the JOY die cut word on it.

So love the result! I need to practice more on this creating night and galaxy scene background 🙂 What do you think?

Thank You so much for visiting me today and I hope you are inspired! Have a fabulous blessed day!

I play along at:

Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge 208 – Holiday

HLS August Christmas Challenge – Snowflake

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week 244 -245

Lori’s “Christmas in Summer Link-Up!”

You’re Simply The Best

It is almost at the end of August and still pretty warm here in Southern Ohio. The school and Fall soccer season have started. But we enjoy every moment for sure 🙂

Today, I am sharing another friendship theme, CAS, and watercolored card 🙂


On a piece of Canson Watercolor paper, I stamped the flowers from CAS-ual Fridays – Wallflower stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I colored them with 2 shades of gold watercolor paints from Finetec Gold Palette. Oh I love how gorgeous these gold paints from this set! After that I added some splatters on it.


Then on a piece of Darice Black cardstock, I heat-embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set with VersaMark ink, Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder and CTMH Craft Heater. I added on the watercolored panel with 3D foam tape.

I embellished it with May Arts Ribbon – natural twine and some pearl gems.

I added the finished pannel on the card base that I already layered it with glitter paper.


I cut out 2 pieces of White Cardstock for the inside layer. Then I stamped with a sentiment and flowers from the same stamp set.

I not usually dress up the inside card but I like how this one turn out. There is still a space for a note 🙂

Card is done and Thank You so much for visiting. Hope you all are inspired and have a fabulous blessed day!

I play along at:

So Very Blessed

In my life, I am so blessed with many friends. I treasure every friendship I have with friends I met along the way in real life, at church, online, social media and even craft groups.

Friendship is the relationship between friends who share kindness and help each other (rephrased from Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

I am blessed with friends who:

  • are there to be my accountability to love the LORD deeper and as prayer partners
  • encourage me with love and kindness
  • inspire me to create and learn something new
  • help me to grow in many areas of my life.

My friends, you have blessed me!


And today, for all of my friends, I made this watercolored card.

I stamped the flower cluster from Paper Smooches – Bloosoming Buds stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on a piece of Canson Watercolor paper.

Then I colored it with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and using watercolor brush I wet and blend the inks.

Once the watercolor paint dried well, I added some Tombow adhesive runner all around the edges of the canson watercolor panel. And then I added some of the DecoFoil Gold to create the grungy, rustic gold frame around it.

The sentiment I die-cut it from Craftin Desert Divas – Greeting Word Dies with my WRMK Evolution Advanced machine. Then I added on the card with glue pen.

Using Tombow xtreme adhesive runner, I added the finished panel on the font of the card base. Cardstock I used for the card base and sentiment is from Darice (Blue Navy).

My card is done 🙂 Thank You so much for visiting today, I hope you are inspired and have a fabulous day!

I play along at:

PS August Challenge: Friendship

CDD “Watercolor” Linky Party Week 2

CFC154 – Time To Color

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week 244-245

STAMPlorations August CAS Cars Challenge

Going Back To School: Gift For Teacher

I am back to my craft room this weekend after taking a week off going on vacation with my family. We enjoyed every moment together making memories. And today, I would like to share with you a Going Back To School gift idea for Teacher – design team project inspiration with The Cutting Cafe.

My oldest is going back to school this coming Monday, and I made a card set for her new 2nd grade teacher. I use the digital cutting and sentiment printable files: Apple Shaped Card Template – Cutting File, Apple Treat Cup Card Templates – Cutting Files, and Pencil Shaped Card Template – Cutting File.

Going Back To School: Gift For Teacher

To make the Apple Shaped card is very easy. In this Apple Shaped Card Template – Cutting File there are digital cutting files and also printable template. This time, I cut out the Apple Shaped card with the template printable. I still have some the Paper Studio – Holiday Heavy Weight cardstock combo and the red and green are perfect for the apple and leaf. I used kraft cardstock for the stem. I after they all cut out, I put them together with glue pen. Then, I added some faux hand-stitches with Uni-Ball Gell Pen. Then I added the sentiment I printed out from the Apple Treat Cup Card Templates – Cutting Files. Inside of the card, I cut out the apple shape out of printer paper and glued it on for us to write a note for the teacher 🙂

Going Back To School: Gift For Teacher

For the card set, I cut out 6 apples using the front panel template. I used the Paper Studio – Polka Dots papers. And I put them together by gluing every pieces on 5×7 card bases. The printed sentiment is from Pencil Shaped Card Template – Cutting File. I used ek-Tool 2″ scallop circle to punch them and added them on the apple card. I added some faux hand-stiches all around the apple using LePen Journaling Pen.

Going Back To School: Gift For Teacher

I put the cards inside a cello bag, add the note card on top of it, and then tied it up with some natural twine. And the gift is ready for her teacher 🙂

Going Back To School: Gift For Teacher

Making handmade gifts is a way for us to share joy and love with others. Need more inspirations? Visit the Cutting Cafe blog to see more of inspirations from the team!

And I hope you all are inspired today to make something to share with others or even for yourself 🙂 THANK YOU so much for visiting today and have a fabulous blessed day!

We’re Back and Couple Projects To Share From This Week

Hey all…. We’re back from our last Summer vacation before school start next week.

To catch up what’s happened pass week when we were gone, I have couple things to share today 🙂

First, I shared these One-Layer Ombre Fall/Thanksgiving card over a2z Scrapbooking blog using the newest Hero Arts Autum Ombre Ink Pad and Color Layering Grateful Leaves Stamp Set:


Second is a new link up party over Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! It is our first CASE-ing DT Link Up Party. You are invited to play along and by linking up you can win a RAK Pack from DT! Check out all the details on the blog post here:


School will start next week and I hope to get back to normal posting projects and inspirations, too.

Hopefully these projects today can inspire you to create this weekend! Have a fabulous blessed day!