Friday, July 30, 2010

ISS Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Three posts today!!!
Click HERE for Chi Chi Memories' post!
Click HERE for Fairy Knoll's post!

InStyle Stamps

Welcome to the InStyle Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop!!! If you are arriving from our amazing Simone's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start at the InStyle Blog.

Here is the order:
Kerry <--HERE

I know... it's a bit early to think Christmas, but how I can say no when you see sweet little Snowman Chloe. She is so so cute! And when I think of winter and snow, it reminds me of a cup of hot cocoa... So, how about a paper mug with some hot cocoa must have. :) This template is from Clear & Simple Stamps and you can downloaded for free HERE. Hope you like it.

Goodies that I used:
Paper from DCWV and Dream Street Paper Wonderland-sentiment, Copic Markers, Marvy scallop punches, snowflake ribbon, and a few blings.

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is the very talenated Cyndi!

Oh yea, don't forget to vote for your favorite project for a chance to win 4 digi images from the InStyle store. :)

Gum, anyone?

Second post today, please click HERE to see Fairy Knoll's post!

Want some gum? I can't get enough with the new Happy Carnival set from Chi Chi Memories. I want to do something other than a card. So, I made a gum holder!

See... the Orbit can keep your mouth/teeth clean and the sweet little clown Candace can keep you happy and smiling (you can show off your teeth.), hehe! Sorry, I'm being weird.

Just FYI, the Happy Carnival set is available now at the CCM shop. If you don't want the whole set, you can also get the clowns and the ferris wheel individually Click here!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Softpencil Thursday!

Two posts today, please scroll down to see the Chi Chi Memories' post!

Hello, round 2 on this lovely day... for this time, it's Molly in Spring from Softpencil! She is super sweet and cute, this little girl is made of sugar, spice and everything nice. :) I figured that the Basic Grey urban prairie is perfect for the card. Hope you like it.

Also, do you know Softpencil is sponsoring the Children's Challenge Corner? A challenge blog for kids!!! Here are more details.

I also decided to play along with the pile it on challenge, so here I go:

Pile it on: Stretch that plastic
Create 4 Fun: Use flowers
Wild Orchids: Say it with flowers
Crafty Creations: Happy and Sweet
Creative Inspiration: Anything goes

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge Time!

Happy happy thursday! Time for another super fun Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge, I can't believe that it's already sketch #11... Time sure go by fast when we are having fun. How cool is this sketch, I had lots of fun creating this card. Well, I used this cute little bird from the Spring is Here set. And I have been dying to use my inverted scalloped circles nesties, and I did. :) The dp is from Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety (loveeee all the chicks).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along our challenge... click HERE for more information and see what's the prize!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hello Miss kitty...

Hey kitty and kitty lovers,

This card is for you. When I first saw Catgirl from Tiddy Inks, I can't resist... I have to get it! She is so cute and super cool! And honestly, I'm kinda of going thru a goth thing lately, hehe! Don't worry, no black nail polish yet... soon to come, maybe? haha!

Anyways, I figured the paper from Basic Grey max & Whiskers is perfect for this. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cutie Patootie!

Isn't she a cutie patootie? I'm in love with this little sweethearts from Baby Buds Designs, and her name is Chloe. I just love her hair, her sweet little dress, and check out her little shoes too. Hehe!
And Chloe's little headband reminds me of the Etsy Inspired Challenge #98, and this week's featured shop is EmenGee Designs. Love the silhouette and flower headband, so so pretty!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trip to Cape Cod...

Hello, hope you had a wonderful weekend. I sure did. :) Hubby and I spent the weekend at Cape Cod. We chilled, relaxed, and had lots of yummy seafood. You know how much I love food. LOL! And if you don't mind, here are some pictures that I took from there.

Beautiful harbor view.
My yummy fisherman platter.

Got to have some famous New England Clam Chowder...

Anyone up for some salt water taffy?

A beautiful view of the park.

And of course, have to stop at a scrapbooking store Colorful Creations!

Check out the lobster stamp! How cool is that? I got it at the Colorful Creation, they have their own lines of stamps... lobster, lobster cage, ferry, everything related to the Cape. Super cool, you can check it out HERE. The sentiment is from Amuse. And I also brought this super cool mesh from Colorful Creations too.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Heading to the carnival...

Two posts today, please scroll down to see Fairy Knoll's post.

Anyone? Me, me, ME!!!! Check out this super adorable new set from Chi Chi Memories!!! Happy Carnival! And where's the little bear? Hehe! Isn't this set totally awesome? Want your own, click HERE. It's available at the CCM shop as a set or as a single stamp.

Ok, I cannot help it... when I first saw this set, my jaw dropped... Loved the clowns! And of course, the sweet little clown needs a red nose and a red bow tie, hello! Hehe!!! And I remembered that I have the perfect paper to match... The Sassafras Apple Jack paper pad!

Hope you enjoyed it! If you want to see more wonderful creations from the super cute set, please visit my fellow CCM DT ladies (their links are located on my sidebar) or visit the CCM blog. And stay tune, I'll be back with more carnival creations!

Smiley from

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Softpencil Thursday!

Thinking of You is the theme for this week's Softpencil Thursday. This is one of the new Softpencil's digi-sentiment, and they are available in English, Spanish, and Dutch. I was in the mood for a CAS card, so here it's. I got this funky ribbon from Michaels a while back ago, at first I thought it's kinda of cool... but once I brought it home, I didn't know what to do with it. And I decided to try it out with this card. Honestly, I kinda of like it. :)

Want your own digi-sentiments? Click HERE! And for more inspirations and ideas, please visit my fellow amazing Softpencil DTs' blogs, their links are on my sidebar!

Blog you later, I'll be thinking of you! Smiley from

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Say hello to Jocelyn...

Hola!!! Happy Wednesday, hope you are having a wonderful week, just 2 more work days until the weekend, woohoo!!! I know... it's a bit early for the fall, but I couldn't resist when I see Jocelyn. Isn't she super cute? She is one of the new July stamps which is now available at InStyle Stamps.

About the card... Since it's all about the fall, I have to use one of my fav paper pad from Basic Grey Indian Summer. So so pretty. And I also used the deckled edge rectangle and oval nesties. Add a pretty ribbon (also from InStyle Stamps) and a few maple leaves. Viola!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some Odd Girl challenge!

Hello, hello, happy Monday! Just want to pop in and show you what I made for the Some Odd Girl Stash Challenge #5 Spots, Stripes, and a BIG title! The sweet little Dainty Kaylee, she looks like she is ready to do some major shopping. Speaking of that, my hands has been itching to do some shopping online, hehe! Well, we'll see.

Goodies that I used:
SEI cardstock, dp is from Sassafras nerdy bird
Dainty Kaylee is colored with Copics with some stickles "love"
And yes, I did glimmer up the green flower with gimmer mist again. ;)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Please scroll down to see the birthday blog hop for Nenane!

Happy Sunday! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Today I would like to share a card that I made for the Simply Betty Stamps sketch challenge. And I went a little crazy with glimmer mist. Why? I took a glimmer mist technique class last week, and I learned a lot of about my favorite glimmer mist. So, I decided to give it a try and get my hands dirty. :)

Here is what I did:
  • of course, I have to cover the whole cs with glimmer mist in cosmo and I also use the travelers screen and sprayed it with spring rain *mist-fit*
  • I also added the travelers stamp set
  • I embossed the cs with TH embossed folder bricked, then distressed with TH ink pad in pumice stone
  • the little vintage pieces is from a little bottle of Calligraphy ATC Collection, and also been distressed
  • the image is colored with Copic Markers and stardust pen
  • and finally finish this up with some TH tissue tape and flowers (which have been shimmer up by Tsukineko sheer shimmer gold)
Viola! Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!Smiley from

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Nenane!!!
I wish you have a very special and happy day!
Smiley from

Just to fill in to the rest of the blogger friends. Today is the owner of InStyle Stamps Virginia aka Nenane's birthday! And the DT girls had planned a little something for the birthday girl. If you arrived from the letter N, you are on the right track. If not, you can start from the InStyle blog.

Well, it's my turn... E is my letter!!! See it... Hehee!! I used one of my very favorite InStyle Anime (actually, I have lots of favorite... but this is the first 2 ISS stamps that I purchased), this is Chef Jules. Isn't she darling? I'm sure she is going to make some yummy. ;)

Talking about yummy... what kind of party without a prize or two. Here is how it's goes:
  • Start at the beginning of the blog hop with the letter H (ISS blog)
  • Comment on each design team's blog and leave them some love
  • And go to PaperYumness and wish Virginia a very happy birthday
The deadline to win the prize is Sunday, July 18th, at 8:00pm PST.

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop will be a super cool !!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

More CCM Splash of fun!

Second post today, please scroll down for Fairy Knoll's post!

Hello again, are you ready? ... to go snorkeling, of course!!! Let's go! And here is Candace snorkeling away, checking out what's under the sea. :)

I had so much fun with this set (Splash of fun) from Chi Chi Memories . I just couldn't help not make a gel card (I did a tutorial a while back, it's not the same, but you can get the idea. Click HERE if you interested). I colored the image with Copic markers, the background is created by chalk, I also used some glitter, stardust and glaze pen (bubbles).

Other goodies used:
SEI cardstock, DP Fancy Pants Design Rusted Sun, Summer fun letters is from Basic Grey, nestabilites, and blings.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CCM Sketch Challenge #10

Two posts today... Please click HERE for Softpenci!

Morning! Time for another super fun Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge! Love, love, LOVE this sketch, and I can't get enough of this newest set called Splash of Fun, so so CUTE!!! And I also used the new Basic Grey Olivia too. It's awesome!

Super cute image + super cute paper = a perfect combination.

It's just LOVE all around... sorry, I'm just being weird Smiley from what's else is new.

Come play along with us for a chance to win, the prize is Summer Fun set (that's super cute, too!)... Click HERE!

Softpencil Thursday!

Hola everyone, this is Softpencil Thursday! Join me and visit Mr. Froggie at his frog house! Isn't this image super cute??? I love his little mushroom house, I wish I can go in for a cup of tea... okay, coffee sounds much better. Haha!

For this card, I used the sketch from Crafty Creations Challenge #76. I used the design paper from K&Company handmade Cara Marie adhesive pad. I also colored the image with my Copics. For the Mr. Froggie's cheek, I actually use SMOOCH. :) And a ribbon, pretty little flowers, and an AMuse sentiment to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by Smiley from

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

InStyle Halloween Inspiration

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today, I'm bringing you our very first InStyle Stamps Inspiration (previously known as Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Giveaway). Don't worry, we just changed the name, you can still play along and there are prizes up for grabs. So, without further adieu, this month theme this month is Halloween.

I love this patch of super cool pumpkins, this image is called It's a Fence O'Lanterns. And I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp. The paper is from Basic Grey Eerie. I colored the image with Copics, and I even glitter up the fence too (but I don't think the picture shows the glitter too well, sorry!)

Hope you play along this month and see you over at the InStyle blog.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

InStyle Preview Part III

Knock, knock!!! Who's there? The witch, the witch, who??? Smiley from Here is another preview for you, this is Knock knock, isn't this super cute?

For this card, I did it again. I used a combination of Copic markers and chalk to color the image. The design paper is from My Minds Eyes, I used used some washi paper tape to create the border, MS spider web punch (love that!!!), added some blings, and for the flowers (I covered them with stickles for some major bling effects)

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! See you over at InStyle PCP group on Friday!

InStyle Preview Part II

Trick or Treat!!! Where is my candy? Smiley from Halloween, especially with all the yummy candies. Check out this super sweet image called Trick or Treat from InStyle Stamps. And there are many more over at the InStyle blog! Hop over and see, HERE is the link!

On to the card, I decided to keep the layout simple, this is actually inspired by the sketch over at the PCP sketch challenge. I colored the image with a combination of Copic markers and chalk. What do you think?

Oh yeah, there is a release party over at the InStyle Stamps PCP group this Friday evening!

P.S. more preview lately today, see you in a bit! :) And I did NOT have any candies while writing this post, LOL!

Monday, July 12, 2010

InStyle Preview Part I

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!Smiley from millan.netI was crafting all day yesterday. I'm super excited to show you what I did. So that you know, this week InStyle Stamps is releasing all of the July images, and all of the DT ladies were busy, busy, busy. So, please hop over to the InStyle blog and check out all the beautiful images and our projects.

Allow me to introduce you one of new July images. this is harvest veggies. Aren't they pumpkins look some yummy? I hope you like it, and stay tune! I have more previews for you tomorrow...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Amuse PJ party.

Good day, good day! If you are an Amuse fan, you do not want to miss out this week! A*Muse*A*Palooza is going on this week!!! They had released a bunch of super cute Halloween and Christmas stamps. And in celebration to A*Muse*A*Palooza, the awesome-ness instructors had throw us a Pajamas Party last night. So, so fun. Here are my cards:

Challenge #1 - to create a card inspired by the word *HOT*

Challenge 2 - A beach party!

Challenge 3 - water fun

Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some Odd Girl Digi Day challenge!

Happy Saturday!!! What a fun day! I had another totally awesome shopping trip with my crafty friends again, we went to two different scrapbooking stores and brought lots of goodies. Plus, today is also Digi Day for Some Odd Girl. They have a bunch of fun challenges (just in case, if you want to play along, the challenges are open until Sunday at 6pm EST, HERE is the details).

Here are my cards for Challenge #1 (sketch challenge) and #2 (color challenge - to use any primary colors).

Blog you later, off to create!