DIY Give Thanks Layered Bookmark

Hello everyone… Fall has started here. Crisp air, cool weather and I start seeing some leaves are turning their colors already.

Today I have a Fall themed bookmark project to share with you all. This project, I also shared it at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. You also can see more inspirations from the team using AJVD products there.

First I die cut the bookmark from Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die set with watercolor paper twice and stacked them together for extra thickness.

On a piece of white cardstock, I sprinkle some of the Lime Colorburst powder, sprayed it to create the burst watercolored background, and when it was dry well, I die cut it out with the Quatrefoil Bookmark Overlay Die then added it on the bookmark with liquid adhesive. I also filled in some of the quatrefoil shape randomly to create the background of the bookmark.

Then I cut out one of the leaf from Leaves and Petals Die Set out of the watercolored background paper, and added it on the bookmark with same liquid adhesive.

Final step is I stamped the sentiment from Hello Fall 3×4 Stamp Set with Autumn Ombre ink pad on another watercolor background paper that I created. Then I die cut it out using the bookmark die, trimmed it wide enough to be on top of the leaf, and then added it on the bookmark with the adhesive.

Bookmark is done. Even though it has some layers, but it is still thin enough to put in a book. Also, the layers makes it thick enough as chipboard.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

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September Challenge



No-Stamping Cards In 2 Ways and A Sketch

Hello everyone…Thank Goodness is Friday ūüôā I hope you all have a fabulous week so far.¬†Today I have 2 cards with no-stamping in 2 ways.

I sometimes like to make a bunch of cards just with die cuts, no stamping at all. I cut out all the pieces several time all at once and then have them ready for cardmaking project at anytime. I am sharing this project at A Jillian Vance Designs blog today.

I fall in love with these die sets I used on these cards. The faux stitches give the petals and edge die cut some texture.

First, I added the polka dots patterned papers on 2 white card bases that I created from 8.5″ x 11″ – 110 lbs white heavy weight cardstock. I cut the stripes patterned paper with the¬†Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies. I put the top die cut on one card, and the bottom die cut on the other one with adhesive. The patterned papers and cardstocks I used on this card are retired products from Close To My Heart that I have in my stash.

I cut out the flowers from Pop up Petals Die Set with matching yellow and navy blue cardstocks. I used small round tool, I curled up the petals of each flower. Then I added them on the card with some liquid adhesive and 3D foam tape. And then I die cut the Grateful {DIE}alogue Word Die out of heavy white cardstock 4 times. Then then I stacked 2 die cuts to create thicker word diecut. I added each of them on each card, overlapping with the big flower with 3D foam tape.

With one sketch, you can create 2 cards, only with flip or twist it around ūüôā I hope you all are inspired with these cards today. Thank you for stopping by and hope you all a fabulous weekend!



Joy Clair September Challenge: Mixed Media One Layer Card

Hello everyone…September has arrived! And that means new challenge for you this month at Joy Clair Stamp Blog.

This month challenge theme is Anything Goes One Layer Card or Textured Card. Also, you can create any projects using the picture and color inspirations:

We have simple rules for you to play along:

  • You can use any brand of stamps,
  • 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.

Here’s my card. I created a one layer mixed media card using the new October Fun Stamp Set¬†with Distress Crayons, Aspen Trees Stencil, and Texture Paste.

I created the background by scribble the Distress Crayons on the watercolor paper panel, and using damp baby wipe to blend them together. Then I sprinkle some water, wipe them off with paper towel to create some texture on the background.

Then I stamped the cute witch and her treat back, plus sentiment on the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I created a mask for them. After putting the mask on, I added the texture paste on the card. Set aside to dry. Then I remove the masks off. I decided to color the witch’s dress and bag with ShinHan Touch Twin Marker and give some sparkle on them with Spectrum Sparkle Brush Pen.

Here’s a close up:

That’s my one layer mixed media card for this challenge and now it’s your turn…I hope this card can inspire you to create and link up with us! I cannot wait to see your projects!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!






ODBD September New Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone… It is September and Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design September New Release Blog Hop! There are many new stamps and custom dies that you will love them to create handmade cards and projects. Let’s check them out.

I made 3 cards with the¬†September New Release products: Defining Force Stamp, Let Freedom Ring Stamp Set, USA Stamp, USA Flag Die, Double Display Card Die, Double Display Layers Dies, and 6×6 Paper Pad Collection Stars and Stripes.

I use the Double Stitched Rectangles to use as mats and for the sentiments. Also, I used the Pennant Flags and Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies for sentiment.

On each card I also use the Sparkling Stars Dies and Double Stitched Stars Dies to decorate the cards.

You can find more details on the September New Release products and Bundle information at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog today. You also can see more card samples and projects can be found on the web pages, ODBD Gallery, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Visit Our Daily Bread Designs Team for more inspirations and full details on their projects:

Sandee * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie

Lori * Chris * Dawn * Diana * Helen


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 September 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I hope you find some inspirations to create. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today and have a fabulous blessed day!




Give Thanks Hoop Card – Stamping On Fabric

Hello everyone… There is always something in our lives to give thanks to God with a grateful heart. And today, I have a Fall/Thanksgiving project I would love to share with you all.

Since when I was at Elementary school, I love cross-stitching and hand embroidery. It’s been a while I have not done that actually. My card today is inspired by it and Fall leaves colors, for sure.¬†Not too long ago, I saw a tutorial video on YouTube about stamping on fabric for a mixed media project, but then I thought I need to try it with the hoop die set I have. And… I found a fat quarter plain fabric in my sewing drawer to use for this project. So Perfect! ūüėÄ

First, I traced the circle using the hoop die from the Hoop It Up Die Set with pencil. Then I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Blessings Stamp Set with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink pad. Using my mini craft iron, I heat set the ink to dry permanently.

And then I cut the fabric along the inside tracing circle.

I think next time, I want to really do some embroidery with this stamp set! ūüôā

I die cut the hoop 6 times to create a thick chipboard look. Using liquid glue I stacked 3 of them together, then I added the fabric, and then stacked another 3 on top of it.

For the leaves, I stamped the leaves from the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set with Autumn Ombre Ink Pad several times, and then I fussy cut them with scissors.

I added the hoop on the card with liquid adhesive, then I arranged the leaves on it, glued them with liquid adhesive and I added some 3D foam tape under some of the leaves that sticking out of the hoop for extra support.

I finished this card with some natural twine ribbon and some of the beautiful Electric Orange Prism Sequins. I also use liquid adhesive to add them on the card. I am so very thankful that I have a creative God who created this world that is full with so many inspirations for us to create and to express our love to Him and others through our handmade projects.

I also share this project at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. Hopefully, you all enjoy this card today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have fabulous blessed day!

I play along at:

Challenge #296-#297

HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Work it Wednesday August / September 2017

Joy Clair Christmas Coffee ATCs

Hello everyone… Finally… this week School is back here in Ohio area. I hope you all have been having a good week so far. My daughters have been looking forward to go back to school since mid-Summer break!

Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. These are my very first time created Artist Trading Card or known as ATC. It can be done with any technique, even simple collage of pictures or simply stamping and coloring.¬†Honestly, at the beginning it was intimidating, but when I tried it, it’s super fun!

The ATC size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Some people recycle their playing cards. People also trade these cards, not for sale. It is a fun way of trading art works with crafty friends, don’t you think?

To create my cards today I used the Christmas Coffee Clear Stamps, homemade gesso, Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, PITT Artist Pen, Texture Paste, Stencils, Mini Staplers, Cardboards, Watercolor papers, watercolor brush, water, sprayer, stamping blocks, and paper towel.

I had so much fun stamping, doodling, and creating background with those supplies!

To see the full step-by-step picture tutorial how I created these ATC cards, please visit Joy Clair Blog today!

So…have you tried mixed media or made ATC before?

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and I hope you all are inspired and enjoy them as well. Have fabulous day!

I play along at:

Simon Says: Artist Trading Card (ATC)


Challenge #256 Anything Goes





A Jillian Vance Designs: Autumn Is God’s Gift

Hello everyone… I am so very thankful to live in a country where there are 4 seasons. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons when we can enjoy the different colors of leaves.¬†Here in Ohio, Fall leaves are just gorgeous. I cannot wait to enjoy them soon!

Don’t you agree with this sentiment? Autumn indeed is a gift from God for us to enjoy and to admire. Through the creations, we come to know the Creator and knowing The Living and Mighthy God who I serve is just amazing and creative.¬†Let’s look around us and we’ll find many beautiful things that can inspire us to create.

I am sharing this card at A Jillian Vance Design Blog today and I hope you will enjoy this card. Thank you so much for stoping by today!

Other supplies:

  • DCWV Foil Cardstock
  • Close To My Heart Fall theme patterned papers (expired)

I play along at:

August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Challenge #296-#297 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment