Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pink on Pink on Pink

Ok, this will absolutely be my last post or card before I leave for the trip tomorrow. I was only browsing on the Moxie Fab world and their choices of yummy monochromatic pink totally caught my eyes. So I had to pull out my paper stash again.

So the above was my finished work. I was stuck after I made the flower using the nestabilities dies again. I knew the card was screaming for something a lot more, but I really couldn't think out anything better.

I'm really not good at making the clean and simple cards, but I always always enjoy the style. I guess that's what they said about " opposite attracts ". ^^

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love you all ways

I absolutely love this week's challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps. They are not only proving us a cool sketch, but also asking us to use the monochromatic colors. I love paper and I love playing with color too, even though I'm not good at it yet :P

And here is my take on the challenge:

I played with my Nestabilities Blossom dies last night and made lots of flowers by cutting the panels up. I really love the effect so I had to include them today. BTW I used the red on the heart and I hope it's OK to do so, since I felt yellow tone hearts would be wired. ^^

Oh, I also entered it for the PB allsorts Challenge for my third chance. I know, I'm a greedy girl......

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Trifold Card

Continuing with my fancy fold trials, I made a trifold shutter card. Quite simple to cut and fold it up, the hard part is coordinating the pattern paper from my stash.

Soooo here is the final card:

Since there are layers of cardstock and pattern paper, the card is very sturdy and I really like the heavy luxury feeling when holding it.

The frond panel, use the stamp from the "every which way" set.

The inside panel, used Papertrey Ink's fillable frame and a sentiment from Signature Series: Dress Form.

Entering for the PB Saturday Challenge. The new stuff I recently bought are Martha Steward butterfly border punch, and the pretty glittered cardstock. Joann was having the 6 open stock paper for 96 cents and I went there twice. ^^

I also used Nellie Snellen Flora punches for the flowers. I really love these flower punches since thy gave the flowers a subtle dimensional look.

And I also entered this card for the Pink Stampers' Birthday Challenge. Happy Birthday Ms. Robyn and thank you so much for sharing so many awesome creations using cricut! And I used lots of pink for you! ^^

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Gatefold Card

This week's Simon Says Challenge is a really cool one. I chose the brads, flowers and ribbon from the bingo card provided. But when I checked the Allsorts Challenge blog link on the challenge page, boy, I was blown away by all the totally awesome talented creations on it.

I was inspired by their earlier fancy fold challenge. So I searched how to make a gatefold card and made this one:

The inside is very simple with the sentiment from the same PB stamp sets.

This is my first time of making such a card, so quite a few things turned out different from my imagination. The biggest problem is that I don't know how to close it properly. If I ran the ribbon across the card, it looked weird with the focal image. I guess it's because my card size (4 1/4 square when closed) is too small to have too many elements flowing around. I will try to make something larger next time.

Also entered for Penny black at Allsorts Jan. Challenge.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All you need is Love

I made this card to enter this month's PB Challenge at Allsorts: All You Need is Love. The image is from the set of "every which way", and I also used Mojo Monday's sketch 174. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

If I pull out the glitters, I won't be able to control myself not over doing it. So I didn't use any glitter at all. ^-^ Really love all the sweet images on this set and the hedgehogs are absolutely my favorites!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Say Cheese!

I'm still working on the photos *discovered* on my Dad's iphone. He captured quite some precious moments, but sadly nearly 3/4 of the pictures were out of focus :P

These two pictures are so totally Alex, one minute he would stare at you sincerely, and the next minute he would show you his sweet smile. I used the week one POTW sketch on scrapbook challenges. The picked layout was fabulous.

I thought different colored cheese would be cute, but I guess they are not very realistic. Ok, I know they are not. I hope they didn't ruin the whole thing ^-^

Friday, January 14, 2011

Glittered hugs

Love love love the cute critters by Penny Black and this one is from the Hugs set. I guess I used too much glitters. It's just so hard to control myself. :)

sucking toes

Nowadays we can almost take pictures with anything, sometimes I forgot about those taken by the cell phones. I came across some photos in my Dad's iphone of my son sucking on his toes. It was so cute and I got to make a scrapbook page.

I used MS fence punch and several cricut font cartridges as well as New Arrival.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Happy Hedgehog

Oh, the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenges are back! I really enjoy looking at the work from their talented design team. This week's challenge is a sketch and I made the card with my new Penny Black stamps.

Such a cute and happy hedgehog. I really should have run the blue flower backing through the cuttlebug. Well, there is always a next time. ^^

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Butterfly Dream

I was thinking to make something with my new Penny Black stamps to play the Mojo Monday 173, but the background paper I chose didn't match the cute critter image very well. So after many changes, I finally came up something like this.

The big butterfly stamp was from Papertrey Ink and the small butterflies are actually from body tattoo stickers. And yes, I put one on my hand too! The paper was from K & Company. The final card looks quite beautiful to me. But it was really way different from what I've planned. It's interesting that our imagination can take us so far far away ^^

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A New Friendship

I received my Penny Black order on Saturday and I couldn't wait to playing with the cute cute hedgehog images. I had been eyeing those for a really long time way before I started stamping. They are my truly new BFF!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge is about new beginning as well. So I made the above card.

I was imagining the hedgehog was picking up mushrooms and then he saw a ladybug on the mushroom in his hand. So he said hi and the ladybug said hi back. Then they started talking and became best friends!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Celebrate Chinese New Year

I got my tonic paper cutter today! It works so fabulous that I want to make lots of cards now.

It took me some time to get all the pieces cut right on cricut since the sizes are quite small. And I tried my best to make it looks festival and Chinese. But when I assembled them, they are not lined up! I didn't know what's up to me, the Kanji character is not straight, nor are the lining paper! It's really frustrating since I spent so much time preparing all these elements, and all my cardstocks are cut perfectly. Then I can't line them up? sign.....

Well, I'm going to eat some chocolate now, thanks for looking~~

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mojo Monday 172

I came across the Di's digi designs blog last night and there was this image for free download. I have never used digital stamps before and I'm not sure about the size when printing. I printed six on one page but it's still kind of big for a card.

I didn't know what I'm gonna to do with six same images. When my husband saw them and he thought it would be cool if I cut the layers out and made it kind of 3-D. And he was SO excited about his idea that he offered to cut them for me! That really help us to kill a lot of time^^

Honestly, it didn't turn out very 3-D to me. I just started stamping and coloring, and I'm not sure about how to apply shadows. Hopefully it could be better next time, as I always thought.