Let Love Grow

Hello everyone… We are at the end of February already! Can you believe that? Time flies so fast and Spring is right around the corner. Let’s enjoy every moment we have and share kindness at any time we can.

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a Card Chain Challenge swap friend that I sent out this month. I was inspired by the sketch that I flipped around, and also inspired by the theme of February, Hearts.

I created my card with the Let Love Grow stamp set, Layering Hearts Dies, Beautiful Boho Collection Papers, and Boho Bolds Paper Pad from  Our Daily Bread Designs.  I die cut the hearts in 2 sizes and layer them with 3D foam tape for extra dimension 🙂

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Card Chain Challenge is a monthly card swap and a fun challenge that we can make a card for a friend, one way to share kindness, too. The March Card Chain Challenge sign up is still open until March 6th. You can go here to find out more about this challenge. I hope you all can check it out and be interested to play along.

Thanks for visiting me and hope you all will have a fabulous day!

Fun & Fancy Fold Card: Faith, Hope, Love

Hello everyone… It is still February… and today I am sharing a fun and fancy fold card with some hearts 🙂

I love how easy to put together the Fun & Fancy Fold Lever Card from ODBD. I simply added the patterned papers on the front and inside card, then I stamped the sentiments from Let Love Grow stamp set on the other side of the card using the archival black ink pad.

I die cuts the Tulip Heart (pretty lace heart!) and some of the hearts from the Layering Hearts dies and stacked them together with 3D foam tape for extra dimension. Then I drew line around the stacked hearts.

Here are the previews ODBD products I use on my card today:

THANK YOU for visiting me today. Have a blessed and fabulous day!


I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

CAS Masculine Card: Hello

I am so looking forward to couple of warmer days this week… 😀 And I have a clean-and-simple card to share with you today.

My card today is inspired by the colors and chevron pattern from the new Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #230 – Phot0 Inspiration

The background I created with some of the Ken Oliver Color Burst powder. So much fun creating it. Then the second panel background I created using the Joy Clair – Aztec background Clear Stamps. And the sentiment is from the Joy Clair – Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamp.

I like to challenge myself to create a masculine card, and I think with these colors: white, grey, and turquoise/teal are great combo for it. What do you think? 🙂

THANKS a bunch for visiting me today and I hope you all like this simple card.


I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

CAS February Challenge – Blue

Sending Easter Blessings

Hello everyone… Here in area where I live, Spring arrived early this year and Lent starts next Wednesday, March 1st. So, I think it is time for me to start with my Easter and Spring projects 🙂

Today, I would to share with you a clean-and-simple Spring/Easter card that is inspired by the pretty blooms that start coming out at our backyard.

I have been so much fun creating with fabulous stamps and dies. On my card today I use the Pansy Die Set and Simply Said: He Is Risen Stamp Set. These sets are great to go together too. I love the 3 sizes of stitched Pansy flower dies. They are beautiful. And the stamp set is just fabulous and the sentiments are just perfect for sending Spring and Easter blessings to your friends and family.

I am sharing full post at AJVD Blog today. And here are the preview of the A Jillian Vance Design products I use today:

Other supplies I use are: Darice White A4 Card, Darice Premium Cardstock, Art Institute Glitter Designer Adhesive, 3D foam tape, Versafine Black Onyx Archival Ink.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!


I link up at:

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Fantastic Florals

February Challenge

Wild and Free: Watercolored Night Sky Tutorial

Hello everyone… My favorite coloring mediums lately are watercolor paint, watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, and watercolor powder 🙂 Can you see the theme here??? LOL! I love watercoloring!

Today, I am sharing a watercoloring tutorial at Joy Clair blog using one of their new stamp set, Wild and Free. There are so many cute images and encouraging quotes in this stamp set. Hope you can visit me there too 🙂

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I decided to create a mixed media and CAS card with this Wild and Free stamp set. There are many ways you can create galaxy or night sky scene. I have been watching some YouTube videos on this night scene. People use from acrylic paints, watercolor paint, brush pens, distress inks, and many more!

And today, I want to share with you simple steps how to create a night sky with some texture on it using watercolor paint and sea salt.

First, tape down a piece of watercolor paper on your craft table with painter tape. It is better to have the paper is bigger that what you want to use for the card. I had mine cut out into 4.5″ x 6″

Next is adding some water on the paper with big flat brush. Cover all the paper. Then with wet round brush, add the blue shades of colors. You can start with the light blue then add some dark blue. The water will blend them together as you add more color. You can dry in between adding colors. I did it with my craft heater.

Then add some purples randomly. Blend with water. And then when you are happy with the mix of blues and purples, you can dry them with craft heater. Then add some black watercolor paint. And while the black pain still wet, sprinkle some sea salt. If you do not have sea salt, regular salt will works too. Different is only the texture will be in smaller size 🙂

Let the salt on the paper until it dry completely. This step is better let it air dry. And while it is drying, you can work on the next step.

Next is to create the mountain border. Grab a strip of watercolor paper that wide enough to stamp the mountain image. Add some green watercolor paint on it and create an ombre look wash on it. First, if you have 3 shades of green, you can do this step: add lightest shade of green on all the paper, then added the medium green paint next, then the darkest green.

But if you only have 1 shade of green, it will still work too! Add first layer of green, dry it, then add another layer on top of it from half down. Dry it again. Then add the green pain again at the bottom areas to create the darker green.

Dry well the green paper strip. Then stamp the mountain image with archival ink. I stamped it 3 times to create layer of mountains as in the picture. Then fussy cut it with scissors.

When you are done creating the mountains, check on the night sky panel. Brush off the salt grain of it see the texture left by the salt on the paper. Super cool 🙂 Dry the panel really well with heat gun.

Next step is heat-embossing the sentiment. You cannot forget to use the embossing buddy or anti static powder on the panel. I learned it in a hard way only because I forgot! Heat-embossed the image as usual.

It is time to put the card together. First added the watercolor panel on the card base. Make sure to use a strong adhesive to hold it on the card. Then next is adding the mountain border. I used 3d foam adhesive to create an extra dimension to the card. But you can just use regular adhesive if you want your card to be a flat card.

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That’s it. This is my card for today and I hope you can follow the steps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below. I will try to answer it the best I can 🙂

Here’s the preview of the new stamp I use today, Wild and Free:

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Come visit us again every day to see more inspirations from the Design Team using the New Release stamps this month! And also, you can get update news on Joy Clair by following them at:

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THANK YOU for stopping by. Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Cardinal Thank You Card

Hello everyone… I am dreaming of Spring in the last couple of days because the weather has been so nice outside and some more flowers shoots coming out of the ground.

We hear the birds sing beautifully every morning. And Cardinals are one of the birds we can see directly at our backyard. Spring is just right at the corner.

Color Layering stamp sets are my favorite from Hero Arts. I often stretch the use of these stamp sets, like the Color Layering Cardinal stamp set. It is a Holiday stamp set, but I use this set for everyday card, such as thank you card.

I pair the Cardinal Color Layering stamp set with Thanks Stamp & Cut set to create this CAS – One Layer Thank You Card.

I stamped the all the image on a watercolor paper with archival ink pads and then I added some soft light blue to create a sky background. Then I decided to add some glitter with my glitter brush on all over the surface. Don’t you love all the glitter all over the card?

a2z Scrapbooking store just added lots of new Hero Arts products! Check them all at the store and if you do not see something that you look for, you can put a custom order. And get extra 15% OFF by using this code: Helen15 for every $25 or more order!

Have you played along with the February Challenge? Our new challenge this month is “Any Shade of Red”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and use some shade/shades of red. By linking up you project here, you have chances to win the $25 gift certificate to the store.

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I hope you all can enjoy a taste of Spring from my card today. I also share this card at a2z Scrapbooking Blog. THANK YOU so much for visiting today.

HAVE A FABULOUS SUNDAY!


I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes

Challenge #105 – Wood

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February Challenge – CAS

Step Out In Faith

Hello everyone! It is Friday already… YAY! We are ready for a long weekend for sure 🙂

Today, I have two blog posts today. First, you can go here to read all about the card and gift box I created for someone special in our family. And now… it is a card I created for the STAMPlorations February Theme & Sketch Challenge reminder.

My vintage / retro card today is inspired by both the theme and sketch. I totally love the sentiment, very encouraging to me right now. It is a reminder that I need to step out in faith to be able to see the work of God in our life while waiting for answer to our prayers. I hope this also can be an encouragement to you all today.

First I created the background using canson watercolor cold water paper 140 lbs with monoprinting with Peony Number One ARTplorations Stencil, Fuchsia and Lime Green Color Bursts powder, and Perfect Pearl mixture spray. Then using make sponge, I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it to give the vintage and retro look on the panel.

Then I die cut it with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies CUTplorations to create the nesting frames. I added them on a black card base with adhesive liquid glue on the first and second frames, and using 3D foam tape for the last panel on the top for extra dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from Faith Expressions stamp set on a white cardstock strip and cut out the banner tails with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the card with some 3D foam tape also. And I finished the card with some pearl gems.

Visit STAMPlorations blog here to see more inspirations from the Design Team. You have until February 28, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time to play along with this challenge.

THANK YOU for visiting me again today! Have a fabulous blessed weekend!


I also play along at:

February CAS Card Challenge

Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Simon Says: Fantastic Florals

Challenge Weeks #270-271 – Anything Goes