Sunday, February 28, 2010

A sweet surprise and VSN

Hope you are having a great weekend. My hubby surprised me with the bunny "Hello Kitty"... Aww..... I LOVE IT!!! Smiley from Okay, I'm sooooo ready for spring. And easter too... can't wait to eat easter candies, especially the Cadbury mini eggs. YUMMMMM!

And here are two cards that I made for the Amuse VSN: Winter Olympics. My brain was fried and lack of mojo. Sorry.

Card 1 - "Triple Inspiration", to create a card for the person in your life that inspires you!

Of course, it's my totally awesome MOM, she is the BOMB! She likes all things simple, nothing fancy at all. And when I was little, she always bring me to the park. Good times, good times!!!
So, I chose the Swing girl stamp, I kept everything simple, and I didn't even use my Copics.
Love-ya MOM!

Card 2 - "Bundle Up" - to create a card which fold over each other, and has to be wrapped at least twice.

Thanks for stopping by... Please come back tomorrow... I have a BIG secret to tell you, hehe!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sew Cute!

Smile everyone! How sweet is this little image from Bee Crafty, just darling! Plus, I have been wanting to use this American Crafts Backyard drop dp forever. Viola, here it is!

I kept this really simple. The challenge is "Sew Cute", since I don't know how to sew... I added some faux stitches on her hat and dress with a white gel pen.

What else I did?
I colored the image with Copics (E000, E00, E49, E59, R35, Y06, Y38, YG11, YG17, YG25, YR23), I added some flock on the pom-pom on her hat, and I added a hint of blue with a dabber for the background. And of course, a "smile" ribbon.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Softpencil Thursday!

Two posts today, please check out what are we cooking at AiFactory!
It's a very special week for Softpencil! Well, to begin... over at PCP, this week is our last week for the weekly challenge. But no worries, there are still many chances for you to enter Softpencil's challenges. Check out the details HERE or even over at the PCP Softpencil's group. I'll also keep you post too.

What else? The Softpencil were divided into 3 teams, the teams are called Mermaid, A sweet pirate, and Japanese girl. And our challenge is to use our favorite color medium. And of course, I have to use my Copic Markers, hello... LOL! I used the sketch from the Diedrich Dare whimsical wednesdays. The dp is from K&Co, I also use shimmerz for her shirt, and what do you think about her pearls?

Please also check the other Softpencil DT's blog.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's COOKING at AiFactory?

Hope you are hungry! We are doing some major COOKING at AiFactory today by the DTs. We have a chance to play with these awesome recipe cards. Check them out HERE... they come in 5 different colors, I used the black ones. They are so fun, just print, cut, and crop along the marked lines. Viola!

As for me, I'm all about simple cooking... I love pre-made Trade Joe's meals, my favorite... Orange Chicken + Vegetable Fried Rice + Veggie Bird Nest = A perfect meal!!! But, even if I cook for real meal, I don't measure anything at all. So, I got an idea while reading the Food Network magazine. The magazine has a section called "Get your Greens", a bunch off yummy snack in celebration for St. Patrick's Day. This Avocado hummus sounds yummy and very easy to make, I have to give it a try!

Don't forget to visit the AiFactory DT's kitchens for their yummy goodies! (Angie, Erin, Carlie, Carole, Cheri, Fink, Fliss, Laurie, Lola, Michelle, Monica, and Penny). Or even join us at the AiFactory Challenges & Freebies Blog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A little bit of Amuse!

What a challenge! Ok... It's my fault to make this WICKED hard. I figured to combine 2 super cool challenge. First, Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #54 (I hope I'm not too late!), to create a masculine... What? Birthday card... Honestly, I just remembered to create a masculine card. Can I cheat?... I can stamp something birthday-ish inside, hehe! Smiley from

And the second challenge is the AMuse Lounge Challenge #13: A Colorful Challenge! I picked black.

So, what do you think? Does this tickle your fancy?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Have a MAGICAL day.

I can't believe that it's already Monday once again, the weekend just flew by. Hope you had a great weekend. I watch Avatar in 3D at the iMax theatre, it was really good!

Here is another amazing image from Elizabeth at Softpencil. This is called Michu is a magician. Hope you like it.

Goodies that I used:
Digital image Michu is a magician from Softpencil, the sentiment is from Amuse art stamps.
DCWV shimmer cs, dp is from Memory Box rubarb tart.
I colored the image with Copics (C1, C3, C4, E41, R89, 110), black spica pen, sakura glaze pen. Embellishments included star chipboard in black diamond sticklers, ribbon, mini sparkles dots.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My sweet Stewie...

Happy Saturday!!!

It was a purr-fect day! I hang out my two dear crafty friends Connie and Sandy, we had sooo much fun today, we went shopping at LSS, had some yummy pizza for lunch, stamped, and chat all day.

Here is a card that I made with Sandy's totally awesome stamp. I love the kitty... he looks just like my Stewie.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hope you are ready for the weekend? I know I am. I can't wait... it's going to be a great one! I'll hanging with my crafty friends tomorrow (shopping at LSS). And Sunday, I have a date with my hubby! Smiley from


Thursday, February 18, 2010


Two posts today, please scoll down and see what am I planting at Softpencil Thursday! :)

Oh my, what a fun and challenging week! Gone bananas with 3D... I think I need a shopping fix after this. :) How about an AiFactory designer purse? Instead of LV, we should have AIF, I bet it will look really cool! I have seen this paper-made wallet from my LSS a while ago, and I was surfing the SCS resource page and find the tutorial. I'm super excited and want to try it out.

I used the beautiful 2010 Vintage Printable Calendar, I cut out the beautiful medallion, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz weathered wood ink pad. And I added lots of silver blings. Just in case, if you are wondering... I used Bazzil cs for this.

Later, I think I should put some $$$ in this, so that I can go shopping. Smiley from

Please also visit my AiFactory's sisters and check out their beautiful designs.

Want to own Vintage printable calendar? You can purchase it here or join us at the AiFactory Challenge & Freebies Blog for a chance to win!

Softpencil Thursday!

Woohoo, it's Softpencil Thursday! Check out these bugs... Aren't they the cutest? The set is called the bichitos (which is a cute way to say little insects in Spanish).
Too cute but it was a super tough challenge! I have to make anything but a card! Oh boy, I was twirling in my chair for days... Thanks goodness for the PCP 3D Tuesday Challenge Group, and for this week's features Planet Something Fun, there is a wonderful tutorial on how to make this planter box. You can find the tutorial HERE! I figured it would be perfect for these little bugs. :)

Hope you like it. Don't forget to check out the other Softpencil DT's projects!
P.S. The big flower... it's actually a heart shape lollipop and the funny heart shaped rocks are jelly beans. I LOVE Valentine candies. Hehe! Want some?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Girls ROCK!

Yeah!!! Sorry, I haven't been create as much these couple of days. I have been busy, between working and Chinese New Year... I was soooo excited that I have a chance to see my uncle and auntie whom I haven't seen for many years. Good times, good times! Okay, I have been hiding listening to my audiobook... (I finally finished the whole Twilight series! It was sooooo GOOD!)

Anyways, it's time for a little bit of TGF, the Case of the Curious Card. Hope you like it. :)
I used my of new favorite... Basic Grey Origins, label 7 nesties. Of course, I used TGF's stamps - Chelsea and Talk Loud, I colored Chelsea with Copics (E00, E43, E53, E55, E57, G20, G40, G82). The yellow cs is actually white cs but I inked it with Tim Holtz ink pad in mustard seed. And yes, I also used stardust pen and Copic Spica.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love this... :)

Happy Monday! What do you think about this pretty stamp? This gorgeous stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it's called Haiti Relief Stamp which 50% of the sales will go to Doctors Without Borders.

I kept this simple, I stamped the image in versamark vintage sepia on ivory cs, then I used Tim Holtz ink pad and dabbed it with antique linen and tea dye to create the vintage look. I added some extra touches with spica pens in baby blue, sand, and gold.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Happy Valentine Day! Since, it's Valentine day. I decided to make something related to chocolate. I brought a pack of Dark Chocolate candy bars from Trader Joe's and I covered them with pretty paper. :) Here is my take for Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #53. I was very lucky to win Glenda's blog candy. Thanks Glenda! Smiley from

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I love you this much!

Don't you feel the love in the air? Valentine Day is coming...Smiley from

I absolutely adore this image from Bee Crafty. You can get it here. And I figured why not try out on the Bee Crafty challenge too. The theme is to create a romantic or loving theme. So, I used the dp from American Crafts I heart you. I colored with my Copic Marker (E000, E00, E41, E53, E55, R29, RV11, RV32, V99) and I edged the white cs with toffee chalk ink pad. And the sentiment is from Rubber Soul.

Can't wait until tomorrow... Valentine Day! Plus, it's also Chinese New Year!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Awwww... The Eiffel Tower! Great memories... thinking back of my visit to Paris. I had an amazing time. I cannot pass out this week's Etsy Inspired challenge. They are featuring an Etsy Shop called Traveling Mama.

Here is my take on the challenge. I decided to use Amuse art stamps. And I even use the color combo #2 from the Amuse Lounge challenge.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Softpencil x2

Happy Thursday my friends...

As you know... normally I would have 2 posts on Thursdays. But for this week, both AiFactory and Softpencil DTs are working with super adorable image(s) from our talenated Elizabeth. And do you know that Softpencil's images can be purchase at AiFactory too?

Card 1 - Be mine.

The Softpencil's DT was challenged to make a SPRING CARD (the tutorial can be found HERE), and the image we used is called Be Mine.

Goodies that I used:
DP from Basic Grey Sugar Rush, Michu is colored with Copic Markers (B91, B93, B95, E34, Y32), stardust pens, flowers were sprayed with gimmer mist in peppermint stick and hydrangea (additional blue on the mini flowers were airbrushed with copic markers B95) and pearls.

Card 2 - Many hearts.

The challenge for the AiFactory's DT is to create a card with lots of hearts with the image a lovely couple (one of my favorite!) So, I figured what better is to use valentine dp, lots of hearts and even cupids. Hehe.

Goodies that I used:
DP from Teresa Collins crush, bazzill cs, image was colored with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E55, G20, N0, N2, N4, RV11, RV32, R37), and heart blings.

Please visit my fellow amazing DT members and see their beautiful creations. Their links are my sidebar ---->

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Life's simple pleasure...

I love this sentiment! Life's simple pleasure! Nothing better than just simply sit back, relax, and have a cup of coffee or two (just in case if you are not a coffee drinker, maybe tea? or your favorite beverage?) Ok... I'm being silly again... ohhhh... what else is new with me? HAHA.

Anyways, here is the card that I made for the Amuse Lounge Challenge #13: A Colorful Challenge! I choose the #1 color combo, to use french roast, swiss red and popsicle pink.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweet Pea Challenge!

Greetings chicas!
Hope you are having a wonderful day, I'm enjoying a wonderful a day off... Listening to my book, decided to do some crafting. :) Here is a card for the Sweet Pea Challenge! The challenge's theme is trading cards, and the details:
1- use only Sweet Pea Stamp(s).
2- can only use 3 colors.
3- can use any embellishments you choose.
Hope you like it and here is the details if you want to play along.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Hangover!

OMGosh, I can't believe that it's Monday. I had a WONDERFUL weekend. I don't even know when to begin. I got to see the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, very cool! Lunch to my family in Chinatown, and of course I brought home a bunch of yummy Chinese goodies, dinner with my good friends, then I hang out with my crafty friends all day and I learned how to made these pretty roses. Aren't they sooo cool?

Sorry, no cards today, I only made these roses from the get together, we were too busy chatting, laughing and having a good time. Smiley from

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hey, hey!

TGIF! Yay, so excited it's Friday! It has been a bad week at work... boo... Anyways, no complaining for me. Can't wait until tomorrow! It's going to be a great weekend, out to dinner with the girls, and craft all weekend. Woohoo!!!

Here is a card that I made while I finish listening to Twilight, Breaking Dawn... It's getting sooooo good! :) The image is from InStyle stamps called Jade. The dp is from My Mind's Eye Playful Posies. I colored the image with Copics (B34, B91, B93, E000, E00, E40, E55, E70, E99, R20), the sentiment is from the Greeting Farm talk out loud, and outlined with stardust pen. Hope you like it!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

AiFactory Blog Hop!

Two posts today, please scoll down for my super fun Softpencil's post!

How's exciting! The AiFactory Blog Hop!!! If you arrived from Cheri then you are on the right track. If not, go to the AiFactory Challenge Blog and start at the beginning.

Here is the blog hop order:
Kerry - You are here!

Awwww... Ella, my little AiFactory sweetheart, I have the honor to use Love you Ella digi stamp set. Ella was colored with my favorite Copic Markers and stardust pens and the heart that she is holding was cover with pink fun flock. And Ella's little friend, "the puppy" is from Softpencil.

And... did I mention CANDY? Yes, we will be randomly picking one comment from one of the DT's blog to win a $20 gift certificate at the AiFactory store! WOW!!! Drawing will be at 11:30pm EST on Feb 10th.

Have fun hopping! Your next stop is the amazing Angie!

Softpencil Thursday...

Are you ready? 1, 2, 3...

A recipe challenge! So, I used 1 piece of cardstock, 2 flowers, and 3 color shades (pink/red, browns, and greens). This is the challenge for this week. What do you think of the two cute musicians? Aren't they just adorable? Singing away!

Join us over PCP at Challenge#17 for a chance to win Softpencil image(s)!

Oh BTW, we have 4 new guest designers this month, you should check their blogs...
Their links are on my side bar ----->

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge.

Yay, it's Wednesday already, Woohoo! This week, Softpencil is sponsoring the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. The challenge is to use some form of embossing.

I was in the mood for pink and purple, so I embossed the pink cs with embossing folder, then the ovals are cut and embossed with my nesties.

Play along! HERE is the details!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Awesome Tuesday...

Well, it's my day off today... what an awesome day! I slept late, went shopping at the scrapbooking store, had lunch with my good friend, did a little crafting, had a great workout at karate, and had a simple dinner with hubby (Trader Joe's orange chicken and fried rice), yummy!
Here is a card that I made with my new Sweet Pea Stamps Black Rose Fairy. I kept it simple, just 2 layout with some blings. Sorry, unfortunately, the picture does not show the sparkle well.

Monday, February 1, 2010

GRAC #52 & EIC#73

Happy Monday!
Double dipping... GRAC#52, Glenda challenge us to make a clean and simple card and to combine it with another challenge.

So, nothing better than combining with Etsy Inspired Challenge, check out this cutie with the super cute hat!!! They are featuring the Elie's Happy Hats.