Forever Yours

Hello my friends… Today I am here to share a card that I created out of some negative die cuts and scrap papers.

I often save some of my negative die cuts and scrap papers that still big enough to be used. For example, the tag with negative heart die cut on it. I cut out some hearts out of that patterned paper for previous project, and then it was big enough for me to cut out a tag with the heart in the center.

Then I cut out couple more smaller hearts from ODBD Layering Hearts Dies that fit inside it. I layered them with 3D foam tape.

For the black frame, it is actualy a left over from other project, too. I cut out 2 sizes of rectangles from the ODBD Rectangles Dies.

For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed the “Forever Yours” from ODBD Hugs & Kisses stamp set, then I cut it out with one of the ODBD Pennant Flags Dies.

I finished the card with natural twine bow and some clear gems for extra bling on it 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!


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March Anything Goes With Dies

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Challenge #272-273 – Anything Goes

Time Out’s 3rd Birthday Party

Butterfly Kisses… Thinking Of You

Hello everyone… Today I would love to share with you a clean-and-simple card that I created with one of the panel that I colored couple of days ago.

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 2

I stamped those butterflies from Joy Clair – Butterfly Kisses stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Then I colored them with Prismacolor – Colored Pencils. I love how smooth the colors blend together.

ATSM Challenge 232

I simply added the finished panel on the patterned card base from American Crafts that I have in my stash for a while. Then I found a watercolored scrap paper in my stash that match with the base color. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyc Black ink pad.

ATSM Challenge 232

I added some glitter on those butterflies with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen. I tried to capture the shiny glittery on them but it did not quite get it.

ATSM Challenge 232

Then I decided to make one more bigger butterfly for the embellishment to the sentiment banner. I stamped the bigger butterfly from the same set with Memento ink pad then I colored it with my ShinHan markers and finished it with Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen. I fussy cut it with micro-trip scissors and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s all my card today. And I hope you all like it 🙂 THANKS for visiting me. Have a fabulous day!


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The Lord Is Risen: CAS Easter Card Set

Hello everyone… Today, I have a happy news to share with you! Starting this month, I am officially part of A Jillian Vance Design – Design Team! Super excited and thankful for the offer from Bunny and Jillian to stay after being a guest designer for 2 months.

AJVD - The Lord Is Risen

And I am sharing a clean-and-simple (CAS) Easter card set with Simply Said: He Is Risen stamp set at the AJVD Blog. I hope you all will visit me there and enjoy the project.

THANK YOU for stopping by! Have fabulous blessed day!

March Art Journal: Spring Evening

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since January and my goal is to learn new mixed media technique or try it every month. I am so thankful for those who share tutorials on YouTube 😀

So today, I am back today with the March Art Journal. I am inspired by Spring and lately the evenings have been wonderful here where we live 🙂

First, I created the night background with some Blue, Purple, Yellow, Turquoise/Teal and Pink acrylic paints plus some Black Soot Distress Ink. Once the background was done, I added some white splatters with white acrylic paint and brush.

One thing I learn when creating this background is that using baby wipe is better way to blend the Distress Ink on top of the acrylic paint. I tried to use my finger but it did not give me even blended background. And since the distress ink react with any kind of liquid, I would suggest to seal it before you add other medium on it.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

Next, I added the clouds on the page with my new Clouds ARTplorations Stencil from STAMPlorations and some Ranger Texture Paste using my palette knife. I like how the clouds show the colors from the background when they dried. It is actually something new I found out, too, with using the texture paste. But I think it create the night clouds as I image 😀

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

And for the flowers I created them with some old book pages and stamp set I used is Blossom Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop.

First I stamped the images on the old book pages with Ranger Archival Ink Pad. Then I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I added them on the page with some gel medium and let them dried well. You can always speed up the drying process with craft heater, that’s what I did only because I cannot wait.. LOL 😀

Then, the fun part is to color the flowers with Distress Crayons. I used the red, pink, yellow, orange and green from the set 1 and set 7. Just scribble a little bit on the image, and blend with finger. The colors are easily blended with the gel medium already covered the flowers.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

That’s my March Art Journal. It is simple and I had fun time mixing mediums on this page 🙂 I hope you all will like it and will try to create something beautiful inspired by Spring flowers and colors around you.

THANK YOU for visiting me and have a fabulous day!


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Simon Says: Create Your Own Background 

It’s You Day

Hello everyone… March is here already. I am so looking forward to see more colorful Spring flowers everywhere 🙂 I hope you all are as excited as I am!

Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge as their Guest Designer. This March Challenge theme is all about Stamp & Spring.

And here is the March sketch:

My card today is inspired by the March Theme and a bit of mixed media on it: watercolor pigment powder, stamping, colored pencils, archival ink, glitter and pearl gems.

First, I created the background with Color Burst powder and water. I added the pigment powder on my craft mat and spray with some water, then I smooshed the watercolor paper in it. I dried one layer at the time to create the depth of the the colors on top of each other. It is watercolor pigment powder so it always reacts with water. I also sprinkle some water on it and dabbed it of with paper towel for the extra dots texture on it. Then I run the panel through my die cutting machine with the the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die – CUTplorations.

STAMPlorations March Theme & Sketch Challenge

This is my first time to try the no-line watercoloring 🙂 and I LOVE IT!!! I stamped the Lily flower from the Smile Stamp – Dee’s Artsy Impressions with Antique Linen Distress Ink and I colored them with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. I blended the color with the Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil.

STAMPlorations March Theme & Sketch Challenge

And then I added some glitter on the colored flowers with Spectrum Nior Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen to give them some shine… Oh I love to put it under the light and enjoy the glittery and shiny flowers 😀

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with archival ink pad on a white cardstock stripe and cut the banner tail with non-stick micro-tip scissors.

Last step is to put them together on the card. First I added the watercolored and die cut panel on the card base with lots of glue 😀 Then I added the flower with some liquid glue. And then I added the sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam tape. And I finished my card with some pearl gems on it.

That’s my card today. I hope you all like it and be inspired to create Spring themed projects this season 🙂 THANKS A BUNCH for visiting me today and you all have a fabulous day weekend!


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Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung early here in Southern Ohio. We have been having warmer days and Spring rain that bring the flowers to grow in March! I love Spring for sure 🙂

Today I am sharing a card that with some flowers and Spring colors:

I created my card using the stamp set from Joy Clair, Hugs and Smiles. First, I created the background with some Color Burst powder and spray of water. I smooshed the watercolor paper on the watercolor paint and then added layer once the first one dried.

Then using Mini MISTI, I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink pad to create the border. Then I heat embossed them with Super Fine White embossing powder. I added some glitter on them using Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush pen.

I tore the bottom edge and finished my card with some natural twine from MayArts ribbon and some sparkle clear gems.

My card today is inspired by this beautiful colors on this picture from Joy Clair March Challenge – Spring Has Sprung:

This month you need to create a project using a Joy Clair Stamp and the the image as inspiration. You can use any of our stamp sets and at the end of the month randomly we will choose one winner from the participants to win the $25 gift certifcate to Joy Clair Store. The Winner will be announced on Joy Clair blog on March 31!!!

  • Any type of project is accepted, the unique condition is to use almost one Joy Clair Stamp and identify it.
  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery.
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz Here.

I hope you all will be able to play along with Joy Clair Challenge this month! Thanks for visiting me and have a fabulous day!


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WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge – Spring

Challenge #272 – #273 Anything Goes

HLS March Watercolor Challenge

Tulips, Daffodils, Butterflies… And A Giveaway!

March is here and we are so ready for Spring! How about you? We already have some daffodils coming out of the ground and some Spring flowers on the backyard. Cannot wait to see more Spring colors 🙂

Today, I am joining ODBD Design Team for the March New Release Blog Hop! This blog hop starts at ODBD Blog where you can see the full reveal and bundles. And…. there is a giveaway… so please read all the way to find out the details.

My first card is I created with the new God’s Blessings Coloring Pages. There are 40 pages in this package: 10 designs, 4 pages of each design. The size of these coloring pages is perfect for handmade card or even to put on frame.

I colored one of the pages with Tombow dual brush markers. And I added some glitter on them with glitter brush. For the background, I used 2 patterned papers from the Chalkboard Collection Paper Pad.

My second card I created with the new Daffodils stamp set, Daffodil Die, and Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies. I stamped the daffodil flower with archival ink and colored it with ShinHan markers, then I die cut it with the matching die.

To create the frame, I used the Pierced Rectangles Dies and Rectangles Dies. Then for the sentiment, I die cut one of the Pennant Flags Dies and stamped the sentiment with archival ink. Papers I used are from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad.

And for my third card, I created it with the new Tulips Stamp Set, Tulip Die, Side Step Card Die, and Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies.

I colored 2 set of tulips with ShinHan markers after stamping them with archival ink. Then I die cut one of the tulips with the matching die, the second one I hand-cut it to create the 3D look on the tulips and leaves.

I decorated the step card with the Fence DieGrass Hill Side Die and Grass Lawn Die. I added some of the grasses on the card with liquid adhesive. And I added the fence die cuts with 3D foam tape for extra dimension on the card.

For the sentiment, I die cut one of the Pierced Rectangles Dies and stamped the sentiment from the Tulips stamp set with archival ink and added it on the Circle Scalloped Rectangle background with 3D foam tape.

GIVEAWAY

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until March 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 6th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Design Team Blogs

Cathy * Dawn * Helen * Angie * Sabrina * Lisa
Julie * Sandee * Lori * Chris * Diana * Grace * Robin * Kathy

Here are the ODBD March New Products that I use to create my projects today:

SAVE 20% on March 2017 Bread Basket Bundle

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today and I hope these projects will give you some inspirations for Spring 🙂 Have a blessed and wonderful day!


I link up at:

30 Day Coloring Challenge – March 2017

Challenge #272-273 – Anything Goes