Simple Halloween Mixed Media Layout

The Cut Shoppe

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a simple Halloween mixed media scrapbook layout. Honestly… I am so happy that I am making progress with finishing my daughter’s baby album.

I am sharing this project at The Cut Shoppe Blog today. On my layout today, I use the Wicked Fun cutting file and the Road Trip Printable. On the background 12×12 cardstock, I sprayed the yellow Marabu Art Spray. I let it dry on the side while I work on the cutting.

I used the spider web and title from the Wicked Fun cutting file on this layout. I enlarged the spider web to fit on the background cardstock. Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut it with black cardstock and then I added some of the Shimmer Creative Medium for extra glitter and sprakle on the web. It dried pretty quick. After that, I added the spider web on the base cardstock with adhesive glue.

I printed and cut the tag from the Road Trip Printable. I wrote the date and glued the tag behind the photo. I added couple of the mini staplers just for embellishments. And then, I added them on top of the spider web with adhesive glue.

I cut out the sentiment with yellow and black cardstocks and stacked them together to get the shadow effect on the die cuts. I also added some of the Shimmer Creative Medium on the word “First” for the shimmer and sparkle.  And then, I added both die cut words on the page using adhesive glue.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all enjoy it. Have a wonderful day.

DIY Traveler Notebook With Stamps, Watercolor Pencils, and Colored Pencils

Joy Clair Stamps

Hello everyone… Summer and traveling go together. We travel to visit relatives, to go camping, and to go road-traveling to see interesting things. If you like journaling or creating mini scrapbooking projects, then you must be familiar with traveler notebook. I like to have notebooks with me when we are on road trips. Today I would like to share with you my traveler notebook that I created with stamps, pigment and chalk inks, watercolor pencils and colored pencils.

This travel notebook size is 4.25″ x 8.25″ and I made them out of heavy weigh cardstock 110 lbs for the cover, and the inside papers are mixed of copy papers and watercolor papers. I secured the pages by stitching them with some embroidery thread.

Stamp Sets I used on to decorate the traveler note book cover are 2 of the new Color By Faith Bible Journaling collection: Manna From Heaven and God’s Masterpiece. And the coloring mediums I used are Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils and Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils.

I am sharing the full post with tutorial at Joy Clair Blog today. I hope you all can visit me there and enjoy it.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Be YOU ~ Baby Scrapbook Project

The Cut Shoppe

Hello everyone… Today I have a baby scrapbook project that I have been putting aside for a while. So… I am jumping back into scrapbooking and hoping that I can get more layouts done this season.

For the scrapbook album, I am using a Smash Book. I am sharing the full post and details how I created this scrapbook layouts over The Cut Shoppe Blog today. On these layouts, I use the Just Be You cut fileBe Mine cut fileRosey Posey cut file, and Gallery Wall cut file. I hope you all enjoy today’s project and be inspired to create with digital cutting files. Here are the preview of cutting files I used on my layouts today where you can find them all at The Cut Shoppe Store 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by!


Mixed Media Scrapbook Album Cover

The Cut Shoppe

Hello crafty friends… Today I would love to share with you a mixed media scrapbook album cover that I created using digital cutting files.

On my project I am using the Friends Forever, Heart Burst, and Mums The Word cutting files from The Cut Shoppe.

This is what the Smash Journal cover look like before I decorated it using mixed media technique. Head over to The Cut Shoppe Blog where you can read all the details and tutorial.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Daily Thoughts Planner Stickers

Precious Remembrance Planner Stickers

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Day 3 of new product release from Precious Remembrance Shop… Today you can see the full reveal of the Daily Thoughts Planner Stickers.

This sticker collection matches our Daily Thoughts Stamp Set and Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces. They are available in 2 kinds: the Daily Thoughts Classic Black & White design.

Daily Thoughts - Planner Stickers - Black & White

This Classic collection is perfect for our minimalists / Classic planner lovers. And the other one is Daily Thoughts Colored Planner Stickers:

Daily Thoughts - Planner Stickers - Colored

They are fun stickers for planner, journaling, scrapbooking, cardmaking, or any fun projects! Great and fun embellishment that you can easily add as an accent. You can easily stamp and write any details onto the paper.

Daily Thoughts - Planner Stickers - Black & White 2

Daily Thoughts - Planner Stickers - Colored 2

Check out the Sticker Planners Collection at the store and trust me… YOU’LL LOVE THEM!

And… Precious Remembrance Shop is giving away each of the Classic Black & White Sticker Set and Colored Sticker Set. Not only one, but 2 Winners will be picked randomly from all comments at Precious Remembrance Shop Blog Post. The Giveaway is open until January 24, 2018 Midnight EST.

The winner will be announced at the shop’s blog & social media links (Facebook & Instagram) – follow us to get updated. And…to keep updated with our projects, join us on our:

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And….I have a special coupn code for you to get 10% off. This coupon is good until January 31, 2018. Use this code: DTHELEN10 on your order of $30 0r more. Valid for stamp purchase only. You’ll love all the stamps at Precious Remembrance Shop!

I hope you all enjoy it and be inspired. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today 🙂 Have a fabulous day!


ADORNit ‘it’ Girl And Blessed Friends Ambassadors

I am so thankful to God for giving me an opportunity to work and serve at home and from home. Because of that I can have time to create projects.

When I look back to the crafting, scrapbooking, papercrafting, cardmaking, mixed media, and Bible Journaling projects, all I can do is giving thanks for my husband who always encourage and support me in this journey, and my daughters who never stop inspire me with their loves and everyday smile. Also, there are so many people that have helped me to step out of my comfort zone and grow. I am thankful for so many video tutorials and even only picture tutorials on blogs, YouTube, craft forums, and being part of amazing design teams. But I always open to learn and explore!


Last month, ADORNit and Documented Faith announced that they looked for crafty girls to be their ambassadors. I sent my applications and waited. And I received email about the news from ADORNit and Documented Faith. I got accepted!

I am one of their ADORNit ‘it’ Girl Ambassadors and Blessed Friends Ambassadors for Documented Faith! So super excited for these news!!! I am being part of these two ambassadorships for 3 months. This is more that I ever imagined!

I cannot wait to share with you all the projects with ADORNit and Documentd Faith! So stay tune, my dear crafty friends! It will be amazing!

Meanwhile, you can visit and check out their websites and social media platforms:


Website | Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube

Documented Faith

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Online Store

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Thank You so much for your amazing supports and love! Have a fabulous blessed day, my friends!

April 2016 SOTM Blog Hop: Life In Picture

April is here and it is time for the Close To My Heart – Stamp Of The Month blog hop.

This month there are 29 CTMH Independent Consultants showcasing the new April 2016 SOTM – Life In Picture, a D-size stamp set of 13. It  is available until April 30th, 2016!

If you arrive here from Michele Rowley’s blog, then you are in the right track 🙂 But if you are here first, you can continue hop to the next blog to make the loop. This is a big circle hop and just in case you get lost, you can always go to Melinda’s blog where you can see the full list of participants this month.

Look at these vintage cameras! Aren’t they cool? With these stamp set, you can create so many projects to keep your memories alive!


And the project I wanna share with you all today is a pocket letter layout for a swap friend:

Life In Picture Pocket Letter using CTMH - April Stamp of The Month and Workshop Your Way - Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit. More on the blog: #ctmh #closetomyheart #sotm #stampofthemonth #workshopyourway #stamping #papercrafting #scrapbooking #pocketletter #pocketletterpals #journalingcard

Supplies I used for this pocket layout are:

  • Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit
  • 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
  • Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Black & Slate
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marker: Leaf Green, Golden Yellow and Peony Purple
  • Durables Triangle Studs
  • White Enamel Stars
  • Red Enamel Hearts
  • Clear Sparkle Assortment
  • Coral Reef Sequins
  • Mini Stapler & Mini Staples
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Adhesives
  • My Acrylix® Blocks: 3″x3″, 1″x3 1/2″

And here are some other inspirations from CTMH Team:

02 – Sarita L3

These My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album and My Creations™ Hip Pics Album are ready for you to decorate from front cover through the back cover to create a special memory album for you to treasure.

02 – Sarita L3

Isn’t that layout is awesome? You can stamp the frame and cameras from this April 2016 SOTM to use as embellishments for your scrapbook layouts like on this one.

You next hop is Nancy Womersley’s blog to see what she has created for you for this April SOTM Blog Hop. And I hope you’ll find inspirations from all the Consultants 🙂

Every month, the Stamp of The Month is available for one month only, and it is just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. If you have any question, feel free to leave me your question in the comment box and I’ll do my best to assist you.

Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic day!