Watercolored Happy Holiday Card

Hello crafty friends, today wanna share another Christmas card with you at Joy Clair blog. I am using the one of the new release stamps, Merry Christmoose Clear Stamp. This stamp set is super adorable!


I created the background with my Tombow Dual Brush pens. I scribbles the red, yellow and blue on a piece of clear acetate and sprayed with some water. Then I dipped my watercolor paper in it. Gently I moved my fingers on it to make sure the surface of the card would be covered evenly with the colors.


Then I lifted up from the plastic acetate, and I used paper towel to remove some of the colors on the edges. I dried it with my craft heater because I did not want to wait 😀 But also drying with craft heater will make sure that my watercolored panel is dry well before stamping.

Next step is I stamped the tress on the panel, one is bit lower and other bit higher becuase I wanted to add some snowy hills on the card. I stamped the images with Versafine Ink Pad with MISTI couple times to give extra bold and dark for the silhouette effect. I stamped the sentiment also with the same ink and did it couple times. And then I heat set the stamped image again with my craft heater.

I added some snow on the trees with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen. Randomly I added some snow on the branches, imaging the snow will fall and sit on the branches. Then I decided to add some extra snow on the background with some white paint splatters using toothbrush and big round paint brush for bigger drops.


For the snowy hills, I cut out white cardstock shape like small hills and then using a make up sponge, I added some Broken China Distress Ink on them. Lighter on the middle and darker on the edges. Then I added them on the card with 3d foam tape.

My card is done 🙂 I hope this will inspire you to create more Holiday handmade cards to share the joy with your friends and family.

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THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous day!

Bible Journaling: Psalms 106

Be Thankful! For the LORD is faithful and His love endures forever. We often hear or read this quote on social media posts, flyers, postcards, note cards, or someone text it to you… So many times we can not count it. Especially, even more this Thanskgiving season. But God’s word always and forever endures through seasons and times no matter how many times we have heard.

Psalms 106

“Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,

that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭106:1-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

The first 5 verses from Psalms 106 are the ones that speak to me personally. But I love the story behind these verse that was decribed on the rest of the passage. We can imagine the heart of the psalmist was full of thanksgiving to the LORD who had done great and good things in his live and Israel.

I am thankful for my LORD is faithful and His love endures forever. There is no one like Him. In any circumstances, He shows us his love and faithfulness to take care of us. He never forsake nor forget us.

There is time for us to feel something not fair with our lives, but God is just. He will shows favor and will saves those who call out to him and keep live in righteousness even though the situation is not right.

It is hard to give thanks to the LORD when the situation is hard and unfair. It is hard to give thanks to Him for good things but we did not feel what we received were not good things at all.

But remembering what God has done for us and how He has helped us in the past can help us to see His faithfulness and how much he cares about us. By remembering His goodness shown in our lives will help us to lift up our voice to praise Him and give Him thanks for who He is.

It is not about what He can do for us that we are thankful for. It is for who He is to us that we are thankful for. It is for who we are to Him that we are thankful for!

Let’s Be thankful every day, not only in this Thanksgiving season. Every singlr day we thank God for the life He has planned for us to live as long as we live on earth until the day we see Him face to face.

Be thankful!


  • ESV Journaling Bible
  • Documented Faith Art Play Paintables
  • Documented Faith Washi Tapes
  • Documented Faith Clear Stickers
  • Documented Faith Teach Companion Kit
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Small Round Watercolor brush
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paints (Red, Yellow, Orange)
  • No-Wrinkle Scotch Glue Stick

Thursday Coffee Break: Warm Wishes


Good morning coffee loving crafty friends, this morning on Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, we are taking a break with some sponging, fussy cut and splatter techniques to create a clean-and-simple card. And today, I am using the Precious Remembrance Shop – Coffee Love Stamp Set and ADORNit – Basic Paper Pack.


Using Versafine Onyx Black, I stamped the sketchy coffee cup on a piece of yellow washed patterned paper from ADORNit – Basic Paper Pack. Then I sponged the Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a make up sponge all around the cup. The edge is darker than the middle for some depth and I left the middle un-sponged to keep the texture on the patterned paper.

I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors once I got the shadow I wanted 🙂 I stamped the sentiment in the middle with Versafine Onyx Black on the cup. Then I tied up some orange and yellow twine from American Crafts.

On the card base, I stamped the border that comes from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black. And then I added the cup on the card with 3D foam tape. I decided to added some watercolor splatters around the cup and finished it with some clear gems.

I hope you enjoy this simple card today! THANKS FOR VISITING!

I am playing along at:

Challenge Weeks #252-#253 – Anything Goes

Coffee and Watercoloring Time

I am not an early morning person, but I am trying hard to be a morning person LOL… 😀 I mean that I am not a 5 am morning person… LOL… but after my first daughter goes on the bus and my husband leaves for work, I love spending my morning with my youngest daughter to just sit, sipping my coffee and she drinks her hot cocoa, to read, and sometimes we will have some extra time to color.


This morning, while my daughter was sitting at her craft table painting and mixing her watercolor paints, I was having another cup of coffee at my craft table and coloring this new Coffee Time Art Play Paintables from ADORNit! These adorable images are designed by Lindsay Ostrom.

Here are the ones I painted today with my watercolor paints I got from Target (Handmade Modern). I used the small round watercolor brush. This images can be cut into 2.5″ x 3.5″ or 3″x4″ which perfect fit for pocket scrapbook, pocket letter, planner and even you can make them into note cards and gift tags.




So many Art Play Paintables you can grab at ADORNit Store. You can turn them into cards, home decors, gift tags, gifts, and many more!


Check out more inspirations from ADORNit at their blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

Thank You so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous and blessed day 🙂

Mixed Media Card: Peace, Love & Joy

Hello crafty friends, it is about 9 more weeks till Christmas! It is so crazy how fast the time flies, especially when we have fun 🙂 And I have been having fun making Christmas cards!

Today, I am sharing a mixed media Christmas card with stamping, embossing, stenciling and watercoloring:


On a white cardstock, I added the Star Align – ARTplorations Stencil and sponged the Mustard Seed Distress Ink with make up sponge.

I stamped the framed poinsettia with Versamark ink and added Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set it with my Craft Heater. Then I colored it with Koi watercolor paint. And I cut it out and added it on a glitter paper that I cut out slightly bigger than the framed image. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

Then I stamped the sentiment below the image. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, Framed Christmas – Peace, Love Joy.

I added the finished panel on a A2 red card. The card is pretty simple 🙂 but I love the way we can share the peace, love and joy of Christmas even through our simple handmade cards. Keep making cards with love!

Thank You so much for visiting me today and I do hope you have a fabulous day!

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ATSM Challenge 216 – Anything Goes

Challenge Weeks #252-#253 – Anything Goes

HLS October Christmas Challenge

Paru’s Card Making October Challenge

DIY Home Decor: Pray Brave Prayers

Fall is here and I am a bit behind with decorating our house 🙂 This year, I decided to go with simple and displaying more of our arts, handmade decorations, and pumpkins from local farmer.


On our mantel, I have our family pictures all over for sure 🙂 And we found the G lit up monogram sign at Hobby Lobby last year and 40% off! In the jar, I filled up with mini fake pumpkins and plastic fall colored leaves. And the rest of the decorations are made by my oldest daughter and me. She drew the family portrait. I knew I had to frame it and it is a keepsake for sure.


The other arts are the ones from ADORNit Art Play Coloring Books.  I have been coloring these books with color pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor paints, too. I picked 2 pictures to out on the frames and mantel. The house picture with verse from the book of Joshua is from Creative Faith – Art Play Coloring Book, and the one with Family quote is from Chamberry Art Play Coloring Book.

ADORNit sent me a box as one of their ADORNit “it” Girl team 🙂 You can watch my unboxing videos on my YouTube: Unboxing ADORNit and Unboxing Documented Faith.

Today, I would like to share with you a new home decor sign that I made:


To make this sign is very easy. I made this sign with the supplies from ADORNit:

  • Documented Faith – Pray Brave Prayers wood sign
  • Art Play Wood – Bracket Shaped Surface (8 inch)
  • Blender Basics Paper Pack.

For the glue I used Mod Podge, wood glue (or glue gun), and you will also need foam brush, pencil and scissors. And I also used the wood plank that I got from Walmart (not in the picture).


First I traced the Bracket Shaped Surface – Art Play Wood on one of the Blender Basics Paper Packs (used the printed red one). Then I cut it out with micro-tip scissors. After cutting the shape out, I applied the Mod Podge with foam brush generously on the wood surface and then I added the paper. And then seal it again with some Mod Podge (make sure no more bubbles!). Let it dry for about half hour before adding extra coat on it. I only added 1 coat and it is great already 🙂

When the extra coat is dried, I added the Pray Brave Prayers on the Bracket Shaped Surface wood with Gorilla Wood Glue, but you also can use hot glue gun. I used wood glue to make sure it stays there strongly since they are made out of wood 🙂

Last step, I added the finished Bracket sign on the square wood palette I got from Walmart that had been sitting in my bin waiting to be used 🙂 I also used wood glue to added the Bracket sign on the square wood palette. And the sign is done. The whole process is only 2 hours total with the drying! You can do it on a weekend or one evening 🙂


I think this sign will sit on the mantel not only Fall, but it is an all-season sign. I hope this inspire you to create home decor for your own home. THANK YOU for visiting me today and have a fabulous blessed day!

1 Stamp Set, 1 Design, 2 Cards

Hello Crafty friends, today would love to share with you my cards using 1 stamp set and 1 design, but 2 different cards. Today, I am using the Color Layering – Deer stamp, from the new Holiday 2016 Catalogue.

On this first card, I embossed the white cardstock with Wood Embossing Folder using my WRMK Evolution Advanced diecutting machine. And I added the embossed cardstock on the A2 card base.

I stamped the Deer on a white cardstock with Distress Mini Ink Pad set 3, and then fussy cut it. But you always can cut it out with the matching frame die set. Then I added the deer on the card 3D foam tape for some dimensional. I heat-embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a piece of gold glitter ribbon for extra accent on this CAS card.


On the second card, it is simply watercolored, CAS and one layer card. For the card base, I used Canson Watercolor paper 140 lbs. And I stamped the deer with Distress Mini Ink Pad Set 3 and sprayed little bit of water on the inked stamp every time I stamped to create the faux – watercolor look on the deer.

And then I added some Broken China distress ink with wet brush to create the sky, and added some Vintage Photo distress ink with wet brush for the ground where the deer sit on. I used my craft heat gun to dry the panel completely before stamping.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and I added some leaves around the deer that I stamped with the new Hero Arts – Ombre Autum Ink Pad.


On both cards, I only use 1 stamp set and 1 design. Also, with Color Layering stamp sets, you can create gorgeous depth of colors and dimension to the image even though it is a one-layer card. Also, for me, stamping with multiple stamps like this set, I like using my MISTI 🙂

So, check out all the Color Layering stamp sets and their matching frame die sets at a2z Scrapbooking store. You can get 15% OFF your order of $25 when you use this code Helen15 at check out.

a2z scrapbooking October Challenge

Also, come and play along with our October Challenge – Layer it to win a $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

I am also playing along at:

CAS Watercolor – October Challenge


Die Cut Diva’s October Challenge: Time To Emboss

THANKS for visiting today and have a fabulous day!