Praying For You

Hello everyone… It is Saturday… YAY! Today I have an updated and a card to share with you all.

We all need prayer. In the last couple of weeks, I requested prayers for my dad who had another major surgery in Indonesia. It was his second time in 3 months. Every day I called my parents, my mind split into two continents, and always wish I could be there to help.

But I am so very thankful that I always can count on my living and powerful GOD who always there for them and be with them to go through it all. I am so thankful for all family and friends who also covering them in prayers. For sure, all of your prayers were answered. My dad is going home soon. He is eating better and getting his strength back to sit up and even standing up. My mom stays healthy even though she is tired.

I created my card using Lovely Flower Clear Stamps, Fancy Fan Die, Lattice Background Die, Shabby Rose Collection Paper Pad, and Pastel Paper Pack.

It is simply stamping and die cutting.

  • Add one of the patterned papers from Shabby Rose Collection on the card base with adhesive.
  • Die cut the Lattice Background out of one of the Pastel Paper Pack.
  • Add another patterned paper from Shabby Rose Collection on the back of the Lattice Background die cut, and trim the extra.
  • Add the Lattice Background in the card base with adhesive.
  • Stamp the flowers and sentiment from Lovely Flower Clear Stamps set with black ink pad.
  • Die cut the flowers with the matching Fancy Fan Die.
  • Trim off the fan handle for the sentiment only.
  • Put the fan together with a small brad. Spread them and add on the card with glue dots.
  • Add some silver thread on the fan.
  • Add the sentiment on it with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card for today. Love the pastel/soft colors and how unique the fancy fan on this card. I hope you also like this card 🙂 For more inspirations and saving money bundles, visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog today!

THANKS for visiting me today and I hope you all have a great weekend!



STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone… We are third week of April already… WOW… Surely time flies fast, especially when we are having fun!

Today, I am sharing my last card as STAMPlorations Stamp & Theme Challenge Guest Designer. It’s been a fantastic 4 months creating with the team and sharing the projects with you all! Here are the theme and sketch for April Challenge:

Here’s my card I created inspired by the theme of this month challenge using the Trendy Butterflies 2 and this time I pair it up with Fond Expressions stamp set and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I created my background using Imagine Crafts – FireWorks! Sprays (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog) that I sprayed and splashed on a canson watercolor paper. Then I run it through my die cutting machine with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. And then  I added the panel with Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

After that, I stamped the butterflies from Trendy Butterflies 2 with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. And then I stamped the sentiment from Fond Expressions stamp set using Lollipop Ink Pad (Taylored Expressions) on a white cardstock and I cut it into a paper stripe with tail. I added on the card with 3D foam adhesive.

My card is done. I did not add any embellishment on it, becuase the spray itself already shiny 🙂

I hope you all are inspired to create your own project and link up with us at STAMPlorations April Theme & Sketch Challenge. Check out more inspirations from the design team on STAMPlorations Blog today. And when you play along using any STAMPlorations products, you always can also link it up at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

And before you got, I have a discount coupon code to share with you that you can get 20% OFF on all STAMPLorations regular and sale-priced stamps, stencils, and dies. Use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy paste the code) when you check out.

THANKS a bunch for visiting me today! Hope you all have a fabulous day!

CLC Thursday Coffee Break: Thanks A Latte

Hello everyone…Happy Thursday. I hope you all so far have a fabulous week. It’s been a rainy week for us, but we had some good day to enjoy the Spring outside.

Today, I am sharing a mixed media card for Thursday Coffee Break at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. This project is also a CASE card inspired by our CASEing DT Link Up Party #12.

I created the background with Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder, Imagine Crafts – FireWorks! London Fog Spray, Broken Glass – ARTplorations Stencil, and Perfect Pearl Spray Mixture.

I added some of the Color Burst powder on the craft mat, spray with Perfect Pearl spray, and then smoosh in the canson watercolor paper in it to create the first wash. I dried in between blending and smooshing the ink. And then I added the stencil on the panel and spray the London Fog FireWorks! spray on it. I picked up the stencil right away to avoid the sipping under the stencil.

Once the panel dried, I run it through my die cutting machine with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations. And added it on my card base with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

I added a silver paper doily from my stash with one of the pierced circle die cut on it.

I stamped the Cup of Roses from A Cup of Roses stamp set – STAMPlorations on canson watercolor paper with Mini Misti and Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Then I colored it with Koi Watercolors Paint and I added glitter with Wink Of Stella brush. After the paint dried, I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

Then I die cut the sentiment using Thanks A Latte Phrase Die – CUTplorations and pink cardstock and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card today. I like taking a break and coloring with any kind of medium. How about you?

I have a coupon for you to STAMPlorations store! They have great coffee/tea collection that some of them I used today on my card 🙂 You can get 20% off on all STAMPlorations regular and sale-priced 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.

THANKS A LATTE for stopping today! Have fabulous Thursday!


I also link up at:

Challenge #278-279 Anything Goes

Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers

Work it Wednesday April 2017

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 3

Welcome again to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. This it the week 3 and the Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

This blog hop starts 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…

I created a mixed media tag for this week inspiration:

First I added the Droplets ARTplorations Stencil on the tag that I create from Canson watercolor paper. I secure the stencil with washi tape, and then I added some Imagine Crafts – GooseBumps on it. Slowly I removed the stencil and set aside to dry. Wash the stencil right away after using GooseBumps liquid.

Once the texture dry well, I spray some of the FireWorks! Spray (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog), then using a fairly damp paper towel, I wipe it off some of the paint on the GooseBumps texture. I also added some splatters on it from the same sprays.

I stamped the bricks, bubble wraps and arrows from STAMPlorations – Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Ranger – Black Archival Ink Pad.

Untitled

I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations – Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set with Kaleidacolor – Bouquet ink pad on a white cardstock and cut it out into a strip. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape.

Untitled

I also added the dragonfly that I cut out from the new Dragonfly – Layering Dies CUTplorations. I used purple cardstock and vellum paper. I used Imagine Crafts – On Point Glue to put the dragonfly together and added it on the tag.

I finished the tag by adding some Vintage Photo Distress Ink all around the edge with make up sponge.

***GIVEAWAY***

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 also link up at:

Mixed Media April Challenge

HLS Mixed Media April Challenge

Simon Says: Splash It On

April 2017

CAS, Watercolored Easter Card

Hello again… I am back with my second post for today. It is a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge. This week challenge theme is Holiday.

We just celebrated Easter, so I created a card for this Holiday with Three Calvary Crosses Die Set and Simply Said: He Is Risen Stamp Set from A Jillian Vance Design.

I simply added some yellow and orange watercolor paint from Koi Watercolors Travel set on a piece of canson watercolor paper. Then I die cut the crosses out of black cardstock and added it on the watercolored panel. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad.

I added the finished panel on a black card base with Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

This is my last card for this term. I am taking a break from designing for ATSM for this season. I hope you all can play along with ATSM Challenge #238 – Holiday Challenge. Can’t wait to see your project 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous day 🙂


I also link up at:

Challenge #278 – #279 Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

CAS, Watercolored Card: Best Mom Ever

Spring has arrived for sure. Warm, sunny and lots of flower are blooming are the signs around here. We love this weather!

AJVD April 18 - Best Mom Ever

Today, I am sharing a CAS, watercolored Mother’s Day card on A Jillian Vance Design blog. On this card I use the AJVD – Mother’s Day Stamp set, ADORNit Watercolor Pencils & Watercolor Brush, Koi Watercolors Paints, and Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad.

For the card base, I use the A2 White Card, for the sentiment I used one of the Darice pink shade cardstock, canson watercolor paper for the flowers.

First, I stamped the rose image four times on watercolor paper using permanent Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and Mini MISTI. Then I colored them with my watercolor pencils and using watercolor brush I pulled out the pigment to color. After the watercolor paint dried, I fussy cut them.

I added some black watercolor paint splatters on the card base to create the background.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a pink cardstock and cut it out. I arranged the roses right behind the sentiment square with liquid adhesive. And I added them on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.
But then I decided to add some glitter on those roses using gliter brush pen. My card is done.

I link up at:

Challenge #278 – #279 Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

CAS Watercolour April Challenge

April Challenge

Joy Clair Stamp Highlight: Mother’s Day

Hello everyone… I hope you all had a fabulous week with your love ones and great weekend to celebrate the Easter day.

Kicking off the new week, Joy Clair host a special stamp highlight event dedicated to mothers. I have a mixed media card to share with you using the Mother’s Day Clear Stamps.

I created the first bottom background panel with Color Burst powder with Perfect Pearl mixture spray, and then I die cut it with stitched die.

The second panel, I did embossing resist technique on it. First I stamped the tea pot with Versamark Ink Pad using my Mini MISTI. And I added some white embossing powder on it, then I heat set it. I repeated the step for extra thick embossed image. Then I added some of the yellow, green and orange Koi Watercolors paint on around the tea pot. For the leave, berries and Mother, I colored them with Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker. I used the fine point markers and using damp baby wipe to blend the colors. Once I was done with the watercoloring on this panel, I die cut it with smaller size from the same stitched die set.

Joy Clair Mother's Day Showcase

I stamped the sentiment from Mother’s Day Clear Stamps with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad on a white cardstock, and then die cut it with the stitched circle die.

I added the first panel on the card base with adhesive runner, then using 3D foam tape I added the second panel on the card. I wrapped around a natural twine around the card and then I added the sentiment circle on it with 3D foam tape.

I finished my card with some clear gems for extra bling 🙂 I hope you all can enjoy my card today and inspired to start making some handmade cards for Mother’s Day on May 14th.

Come over visit Joy Clair blog and designer’s blogs to see more inspirations featuring Mother’s Day stamp set. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!


I link up at:

Challenge #278 – #279 Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

CAS Watercolour April Challenge