Friday, June 30, 2017

Pop Up Floral Die!


extra, extra..... Simon Say Says Stamp is having a flash sale!!
All Simon Brands are now 15% off!
Use code : SSSFLASH
Hello friends!
I am popping in to share my project created with the new Penny Black Die! 

This die has a pop-up feature with the flowers. What you are left with are delicate floral images.
thank you for your kindness

I used this set of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (Shades of Spring) to color the floral images.

thank you for your kindness-001

I added a piece of color card stock from DCWV under the die cut paper . I was going to do inlaid die-cutting for the leaves and vines. After a failed attempt with stamping the sentiment, I had to toss the whole thing.

thank you

I also realized that sometimes you just have to do what's most obvious route. So, in this case, I did not do anything fancy and the card is perfectly fine. The Nuvo Crystal Drops seems to add that special touch. Well, that's it for today. I will see you Stencil Sunday @Virginia's!

Here are the latest
SALES (lots of great deals!)

 from Simon Says Stamp that you do not want to miss!!

Don't forget to link up your summer creations for Virginia's Blog Party (see top right side bar).
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Altenew Promotion

Hello friends! 

I want to pass on a promotion from Altenew.
ATTENTION: FREE U.S. shipping promotion 6/28 through 6/30:

  • FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPYSUMMER or $5 OFF international shipping with code SUMMERFUN sat checkout.
  • Offer ends Friday, June 30th at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Do check out the updated the Sale Collection with discounted products!

(edited) Lastly, check out the SALES over Simon Says Stamp.
You will be pleasantly surprised about the deals and selection.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #427


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Use Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 We are using Art Impressions  products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

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For my project, I used 3 Art Impressions Cling Stamps that I have and created an outdoor scene.


Watercolor Birds 

(note: this set comes with 5 birds, potted plant is not included)

The special feature about Art impression Stamps is that they are made with watercoloring in mind. All you need to do is add water to your images.

friends (Art Impressions)

 I used Spectrum Aqua for inking and coloring. Combining the stamp sets can be such a fun and creative thing to do. I was pleasantly surprised that you can create a little scene with them.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.

You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Create a CAS Card with Big Impact

Hello friends!
I know that I am supposed to post less, but here I am with another...Lol.
Currently I am traveling with my son David in Taiwan. It has been hot hot hot!!!
It's a luxury to travel as mother and son together as we know that young people these days are "busy".    I am constantly reminded how blessed I am as David is quite the perfect companion. His keen sense of directions and navigation (and patience) save me ( I am totally clueless with directions) from all the stress. I am savouring the time and will be cherishing the memories in years to come.

Don't forget to check the sales item over Altenew(see HERE)
Also, you can now order the NEW Distress Oxide HERE ---All 12 New colors!!!
Ps: I am editing the post with my IPad as it can be a little challenging....

And now, I am popping in to share a quick and easy card hope you don't mind.

There are just 4 ingredients in this.

2. A stamp set with outlines like this Best Bud (SSS), Best Bud (Altenew


3. Embossing Powder ( I used white)

 Shop Altenew here, Simon Says Stamp here

4. Pattern paper 
such as New Day Card Kit (SSS, Altenew)
You can use ANY type of pattern paper.

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The trickiest part of this project is the embossing on the heat-resistant acetate.
 To prevent the stray embossing powder is to use an embossing power bag or EK SuccessPowder tool. Mine is not perfect, you can still see tiny bits of white embossing powder...
but hey, isn't that a great "artistic touch"?


 All the supplies that you need to create this project are color-highlighted
 I hope that you find this post helpful.
As usual, I appreciate that you use my affiliate links to do your shopping at no extra cost to you.
Thanks for stopping by!

PS: If you have not checked out my new "Stencil Sunday @Virginia's" series, please scroll down to the previous post.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stencil Sunday @Virginia's #1

Hello friends!

 I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday!
 Since summer is finally here, I decided to post less frequently in the next little while.  
We all need to unwind and enjoy outdoor more whenever possible.
 What you will see regularly are:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
Stencil Sunday @Virginia's 

This feature is FREE for all you to enjoy!
In return, I do appreciate that you use my affiliate links for your craft purchase.
There are a few organizations that I donate regularly.  The source of earning will be allocate to the charities that I support: Red Cross,World Vision, PBS and TV Ontario.
 A heartfelt thank-you for your support.

So, that brings to today's new feature!
I will be sharing stenciled cards with stamps and inks every Sunday during this summer.
I hope with quality posts, you will still get a dose of stamping fun during the summer.
Don't forget to link your summer creations (at the right side bar) for Virginia's Blog Party!
 Let's get right to STENCILS!


My first card features the Grid Stencil.
I started with spraying inks over the stencil.
you are amazing by Virginia Lu

It did a little blotchy, but I think that makes the card more original and artsy!

you are amazing

Once the paper is dry, I stamped and die cut the Build-A Flower Magnolia (shop Altenew, shop Simon Says Stamp).

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Since the background is so bright and colorful, it seems like a good idea to stamp the magnolia to tone down the colors and also it provides a better color contrast!

you are amazing (stencil)
And there you have it- a stenciled card created with dies and stamps.

 You can find today's supplies
at Simon Says Stamp, click here. 

at Altenew Shop, click here and here.

Today is also the LAST day to get 25% off for Copic products (click here)

 Please shop through all my highlighted links.
Thank you so much for your support.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Have a Chill Summer!

Hello friends?
How is you summer going? I said that I would slow down in blogging.
 Well, starting NEXT week, there will be just two posts a week: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and Stencil Sunday @ Virginia's. Hope we can "handle that"! 😁

Don't forget the Summer Blog Party going on (see my top right side bar or click here). 
Be sure to link your summer creations up and share with the world!!

Okey Dokey, let's get to today's card.
have a chill summer

Steps I took to create this project:
~stamp the background: white-emboss the Popsicle
~multi-color stamping: the Popsicle come with assorted colors. MISTI is a must for this.
~stamp the border: the stamp set comes with the long border stamp. I took the opportunity to ink and color the Popsicle with Distress Oxide.

have a chill summer

For the border stamping, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to simulate the "ice".

have a chill summer

Hope you find this card "cool"!!

 you can find "one of a kind"---->here
👉 Be sure to use the code "Cheery" to get $5 off from your order...
The Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit is out also--->here
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Today's project supply list

Friday, June 23, 2017


  Hello hello!
I want to share some UBER happy crafty news with you!

That is...
 one of my never-seen-before project is published in Scrapbook & Cards Today.
Today is the release day!

The Summer issue will be available on June 23rd - in stores and online!

Brimming with inspiration, the Summer 2017 issue includes:
120 sizzlin' ideas for summer
hot trends spotted - see what's on trend for the season
the coolest card ideas - charming scenes & interactive elements
make it mini - save summer stories on a smaller scale
terrific titles - cool ideas from Lisa Dickinson
meaningful journal & photo ideas ▪ free online downloads ... and an inspiration gallery that is full of stunning projects!
 You can simple click on the photo to enjoy the entire magazine! 
(you are welcome! 😍)

(supplies that I used in this published project are at the end of this post) 

Don't forget that Simon Says Stamp has a Copic Sale that ends on June 25th.


 Click photo or here to shop.
Use code: HUE247

 Lastly, I am sharing a happy family photo that took place last Saturday. My son received his Bachelor Degree in System Design Engineering. He is looking forward to taking on his first full time job as an R & D Engineer this late summer!
We are immensely proud of David and his achievement.  Who knew the so-called "difficult child" turns out to be well-adjusted, pleasant and responsible adult!? We are very blessed!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New release from Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a project with the new release from Simon Says Stamp.
The entire "one of a kind" collection can be found---->here
So Cool
This new stamp set is absolutely darling!
I love that it has a bit of everything--solid, outline stamps and add-on detailed stamp...and perfect sentiment! What's NOT to love?
you are my favorite flavor

This card is a one layer.
It involves ink-blending, masking and multi-color stamping (in chronological order).
My secret weapons?
You probably know this by now.... 😉
 Distress Oxide and Wink of Stella (clear).

my favorite

Well, the multi-color stamping is not nearly perfect, but that's OK!!
This card makes me (and the receiver) happy!

my favorite

Well, I hope this post starts and ends with a SWEET note!
Again, you can find "one of a kind"---->here
Be sure to use the code "Cheery" to get $5 off from your order...
btw So Cool also comes with matching dies!!
Thank you for stopping by!

Today's project list