Happy Easter From Us To You

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL FROM ALL OF US! Jesus Christ is risen from the death. He overcome the sin and death. The new life and victory in Jesus is given to all of us who believe in Him.

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.

But thank God!

He gives us victory over sin and death

through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

What a joy and celebration we have today. Our prayer that God will continue to work in you with his might power that rose Jesus from the death to walk day by day in victory.

Today we also celebrating a new life given to our first daughter. She declared her faith and was baptized this morning during the Easter service! Praise God for His amazing love and works in her life. We are so thankful for our church family and spiritual supports she has received from her teachers, too.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.” (‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Our prayer for her to continue her journey with God. Asking God to give her a new heart that love Him and serve Him with her life. Asking God to reveal Himself to her in her every day walk with Him. And that He will continue His works in and through her life until Jesus come back in His glory. We also ask of you all would join us in prayer for her, too.

After church service, we went to have family dinner. And then when we got home, we had a fun egg-coloring with the girls. We tried something different this time. We got a simple egg-dye kit. Dave knew how to do this better than me 😀

After color-dyeing all the eggs, the girls decided to doodle and put some stickers on them. Super fun! And even my husband started a new “BIG” thing… Selfie Egg!!!

Once all the eggs were decorated, we sent the girls to their bedroom so we could hide all the eggs in our backyard for their egg hunt fun time.

We are so thankful for the day is given by God to rejoice and celebrate His love and goodness in our life. We hope you all have a blessed new week!

Our Daily Bread Designs: Looking Back Into April New Release

Hello everyone… It is time to take a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs April Release. And I have 2 projects to share with you today using the April New Release stamps and custom dies.

My first project I created using the Luminous Lantern Die, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Fancy Fan Die, and Lovely Flower Clear Stamps.

I created the vellum window on the box using one of the Rectangles Dies that match perfectly with the Luminous Lantern Die.

I die cut the Rose petals and leaves, then using a flower stylus to form the petals. I put them together with liquid glue. I added a black gem in the middle of the flower. For the leaves, I sponged some green ink on each of them using the die as stencil. Then for the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with archival ink and die cut it with the matching die. And I added some vines that I cut out from green cardstock with Leaves and Branches Dies.

I use glue dots and liquid adhesive to put them together.

My second project is a card that I created using To My Friend stamp set, Lattice Background Die, and Pierced Circles Dies.

I added silver glitter cardstock underneath the Lattice Background die cut and I added the panel on the card base. Then I created a watercolor wash background with some green, yellow, and light blue watercolor paint. Then I stamped the dandelions and sentiment on the panel with archival ink. I used one of the Pierced Circle Dies to die cut the circles.

I added them on the card with some glue dots and 3D foam adhesive. I finished the card with some pearl gems.

For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog. Here are the Design Team blogs where you can find more inspirations:

Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 

Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

Thank You for visiting me today 🙂 I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

I link up at these challenges today:

ODBDSLC285 Spring has Sprung- Blooming with Die-cut Flowers

Challenge #278-279 – Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

Work it Wednesday March 2017

HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 2

Welcome to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. The Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

Today we are at the Week 2. You can check out all the details at STAMPlorations Blog. Also, you are invited to the the Linky Party, too. More fun to have a party with prizes, right? Find out how you can win one of the prizes and special discount code, please read till the end of this post 🙂

Today I share 3 ATC mixed media cards for a mini pocket letter swap friend. I created the cards using Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies – CUTplorationsTrendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set, and Color Blooms: Coloring Book For Cardmakers, Crafters, And Mixed Media Artists.

I created the background with Color Burst Powder and I sprayed with mix of Perfect Pearl and water. The third card on the right, I created the background with Alcohol Inks. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Ink Pad. And I also colored the flowers with Koi Watercolor Paints and I wrote the sentiment in the middle with Tombow Soft Brush Pen.

Here are the close ups of each card:

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop

STAMPlorations Design Team are sharing their projects for thie week 2 here. Come over and check them out!


Blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations blog and at each designer’s blog from April 5th through April 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Winners will be announce on May 10 in the April Challenge & Hops winner post at STAMPlorations Blog. There are many prizes to win!!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty and join the party. By linking up you also have chances to win the prizes. Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a new winged-themed spring project project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog or online gallery (like Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Sunday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

And if you use any of STAMPlorations stamps, dies and/or stencils, make sure also to link it up at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before you go… I have a special code for you to use to get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous Spring!

I play along at:

Challenge #278 – #279 Anything Goes

Challenge#196- April 2017 Anything Goes

April Challenge

April Challenge

You’re Courageous

Hello everyone… God creates the seasons to declare His greatness and love. Spring brings so much inspiration to us: colors, flowers, sunny day, rainy day, rainbow, birds, and so much more that you can find outside. Today, rainbow and freshness of Spring inspire me to create.

I started with splatting some watercolor paint on the card base. And I laid a piece of paper towel on it and pushed down on the  card. Gently I rub my fingers on it to get the extra water out without moving it or twisting it. It is one way to get the watercolor paint dry instantly without using craft heater and also it is a good technique to use if you added watercolor paint directly on the card base that is not a watercolor paper.

I die cut the leafy heart using watercolor paper and Layers of Love die from Concord & 9th. And then I colored it with Koi Watercolors Paints and set aside to dry.

For the sentiment I used the Being Classy die and stamp set also from Concord & 9th. I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and die cut it with the matching die. I die cut one more time the same die with black cardstock for the shadow effect. And I stamped the other phrase on a white cardstock and cut out with scissors.

I added the watercolored leafy heart on the card with adhesive glue. I stacked the courageous die cuts slightly overlap to each other and added the sentiments on the card base with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card for today. I hope you all also can enjoy it 🙂 Thank You so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!

I link up at:

April Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Challenge #276 – #277 Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Work It Wednesday March 2017

Simon Says: Making Rainbow

CAS Game #87

Never Hide Your Wings, Be Brave To Fly

Hello everyone… Thank Goodness it is Friday already 😀 I hope you all have been having a great week. And today I have another Spring Themed card to share with you 🙂

This card I created inspired by the STAMPlorations April Theme and Sketch Challenge

I used one of the Color Blooms Coloring Book pages as the background card. I added the page on the card base, and then colored the flowers with Distress Crayons and my finger 🙂 So easy to blend them on this paper.

Then I die cut the frame with 2 sizes of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and added on the card with double sided tape. I embellished my card with the 2 die cuts from Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies and Dragonfly Layering Dies. I only glued the middle of the dragonfly and butterfly to let their wings floating for 3D effect.

I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Butterflies 2 on a piece of white cardstock and cut an angle on one side, added couple staples on it and added on the card with 3D foam tape. And at the last minute, I saw an empty spot between the butterfly and dragonfly, I decided to stamp one more sentiment there. I tell you… it was a challenge to try to stamp it in between 2 3D embellishments without messing up the card 😀

Before you go…. I have a special code for you to STAMPlorations store: STAMPGIRLHELEN to get 20% off your order. Enjoy!

THANK YOU for visiting me today and I hope this can inspire you to create more Spring themed projects. Have a fabulous day!

STAMPlorations Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • White card base (Hobby Lobby)
  • Darice Black cardstock
  • Darice White cardstock
  • Darice Purple cardstock
  • Distress Crayons
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Mini MISTI
  • CTMH Mini Stapler
  • WRMK Evolution Advance diecutting machine
  • Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive
  • Martha Stewart Glue Pen
  • Scor-tape 1/2″
  • 3D foam tape

I also play along at:

Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Challenge #276 -#277 Anything Goes

April Challenge

Work It Wednesday March 2017

April Art Journal: Butterflies, Succulent, and Rainbow

Hello everyone….Today I have an Art Journal Page to share with you. This month, I learn new things and try something new about mixed media technique and I have so much fun when I created this page.

On this page, I experimented with some mediums: Texture Paste, Distress Crayons, Caribbean Color Brust Powder, Black Archival Ink, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, and Perfect Pearls mixture spray.

I also use the Succulent stencil from Stencil Girl and the new stamp set from STAMPlorations, Trendy Butterfly 2.

To create the rainbow-y background, I sprinkle some powder from the Carribean Color Burst set and spray them with the Perfect Pearls mixture spray. I love the extra texture and colors show appeared after the spraying.

Then I added the texture paste with the Succulent stencil in the middle of the page, dried it with craft heater, and then using my finger I added the blue, teal and purple distress crayons. Then I sprinkle a little of purple and teal color burst in the middle of the succulents and sprayed with the Perfect Pearls spray. Look at the extra shine and pearly look on them 🙂

Then I drew the frame with black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and colored it with the dark brown Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

And then I stamped the butterlies randomly on the page with Black Archival Ink. Then I decided to sprinkle a little color burst powder on each of them for extra colors 🙂

I stamped the sentiments on white cardstock with archival ink, cut it out, and added some dark brown frame on each of them using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. I added them on the page with 3D foam tape.

I love how it turned out when I finished. With mixed media, I learn to expect the unexpected results 🙂 I hope you can enjoy this page as much as I do.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Today I play along at:

HLS April Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations April Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Work It Wednesday March 2017

Simon Says: Making Rainbow