Friday, December 31, 2010

Baby Buds Designs Freebie Friday

Happy Friday! How are you? It's New Year Eve. Here is something super cute and fun for you before you head off to the New Year Celebration, hehe! It's Freebie Friday over at the Baby Buds Design blog. His name is Kai. Go on... grab him now, here is the link!

I love the Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride paper, so I always try to find an excuse to use it. And Kai is totally perfect for this. I used the sketch from sketch challenge #313 at SCS. I also added some 'white' button (which I airbrushed with Copic BG72) to match the paper. :)

Goodies that I used:
Stamp: Baby Buds Designs Kai
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride
Copics: BG72, BG93, E02, E11, E15, E27, R24, W2, W4, W6
Others: Nesties, TH distressing ink pad in antique linen, white buttons (airbrushed with Copics BG72)

Hope you like it and Happy New Year to you, see you in 2011!

Smiley from

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sending you some love...

Hello and how are you? I have a simple and fun project for you today. I decorated a candle with the MS Valentine paper punch pad (and yes, of course... I used a MS punch too, hehe) and Bazzill paper with this adorable sweetheart, this image is from InStyle Stamps called Mom Love. I'm totally in the mood for Valentine, I'm loving all the red and pink!!! And got to have some sparkles too.

Goodies that I used:
Stamp: InStyle Mom Love
Paper: Bazzill, MS valentine punch pad
Copics: E000, E00, E02 E33, E35, E41, E55, E57, E59, R20, R29, RV10, RV32, RV34
Others: Nesties, MS border punch, glossy accent, stickles in fruit punch

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last Softpencil Tuesdays for 2010!

Hello and happy Tuesday? This is the last Softpencil post for 2010. This is Ratiny in a Cupcake. Got to love him... Sweet adorable little mouse and a cupcake, what a combo? And the Basic Grey nook & pantry paper is perfect. I used the sketch from Card Pattern. Plus, I'm super excited since I have always wanted the beaded circle spellbinder and I finally got it! SWEET!

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Softpencil Ratiny in a Cupcake
Paper: Bazzill, basic grey nook & pantry
Copics: B000, B00, BG72, E30, E31, G14, R20, R27, Y13, YG03, YG17, YG25
Others: nesties, white ribbon (colored with Copics G14 and Y13), twine, blings, TH distressing ink in spun sugar

Starting 2011, Softpencil Studios is coming really soon... so, stay tune!

Monday, December 27, 2010

My TOP TEN 2010 Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to My TOP TEN 2010 Blog Hop!!! Thanks to Suzi from The Manic World of Mrs. Weyremaster created this super cool blog hop!!! Big thank you!!! What a wicked awesome idea!

It's so hard to pick... from my favorite stamp companies, my favorite colors, my hobby, the craft goodies that I love to use...

Without further adieu, here are my Top 10 creations of 2010:

Enjoy and hope you like them as much as I do. Smiley from

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hi there!

Hello, how was your Christmas? Mine was great, I spent the day hanging out with my DH and his family. Good times, good times. And the best part was... to see my husband's nieces and nephews (the children) open their gifts. Well, Christmas is officially over... back to more crafting time... How about something sweet like Vanessa? She is so so cute!!! I used the sketch from Cute Card Thursday.

Goodies that I used:
Stamp: InStyle Stamps Vanessa (digital stamp)
Paper: Crate Paper restoration collection kit, MS cs
Copics: BG78, BV23, BV25, C5, E000, E00, R11, RV04, W2, W4, W6, YR12, YR14
Others: ribbon, flowers, nesties, glimmer glam, TH distressing ink in pumice stone

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Peaceful wishes and a little extra.

Merry Merry Christmas!!! Hope you have a very merry day! Just popping in with a simple card that I made for Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #96, the theme is to create something peaceful. I used the sketch from Clean and Simple stamping blog. Hope you like it.

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Amuse angel heart, sentiment from the elegant winter clear set
Copics: B93, B95, BG0000, BG10, C3, C4, E000, E00
Others: MS border punch, nesties, glitter, glossy accents, Colorbox chalk ink in ice blue, versamagic in aegean blue

And here is another CAS card... I haven't play with my Rosie Roadshow stamps for a long time. So, Viola!

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Rosie Roadshow north pole and sentiment Baby, it's Cold Outside!
Paper: Scrap and Amuse
Copics: E40, R46, W00
Others: bling, stickles in frosted lace and TH distressing ink in antique linen

That's all folks! Hope you enjoy them. Merry Christmas!!!

Smiley from

Friday, December 24, 2010

The day before Christmas...

Hello and happy Christmas Eve to you! I hope you will have a fabulous Christmas Eve!!! As for me, hubby and I are going to deliver Christmas gifts to his nieces and nephews. Can't wait to see the little ones open their Christmas gifts :) So much fun and joy and the smiles on their faces.

Well, I can't find my Christmas bows... so I made some with the Tim Holtz paper rosette die. And I also added Santa Jordy, Mrs. Santa Candace, and the little bear.

Goodies that I used:
Paper: My Minds Eyes Christmas collection
Copics: BG78, E00, E33, E55, R46, Y28
Others: Tim Holtz Sizzix alternations paper rosette die, MS scallop circle punch, stickles in diamond, TH distressing ink

It was snowing here in New England a couple day ago, here is the perfect card for the occasion. I wonder.... Will we have a White Christmas? I used the sketch from SCS #312.

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Chi Chi Memories Winter fun, sentiment from Amuse you're cool
Papers: Basic Grey Eskimo kisses
Copics: B0000, B000, B00, E07, E08, E09 E13, E15, R81, W00, W0, W2, V09, YG63
Others: MS Xmas glitter, versamagic red brick

Hope you like it and have a very happy Christmas eve! Smiley from

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hi hi,

I want to share a sweet little card with you today. I adore this stamp that I got from Sugar Neillie Manga a few months back. So so cute! And the sentiment is sooo perfect!

Stamps used: Sugar Neillie Mange Mistletoe and sentiment from Amuse Christmas love

Happy holidays, hugs!!!

.Smiley from

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12 Days in the Life - A Holiday Showcase... Hop hop hop!

Hello! Over at the InStyle Stamps blog, they are having a 12 days holiday hop showcasing many wonderful projects using the A Day in the Life Collection. You can check it out HERE, plus there is a prize for one lucky commenter who will win $25 goodie bag from InStyle.

And here is my project, I used Love Couple (it's available as a rubber stamp). Isn't so sweet?

Goodies that I used:
Stamp: InStyle Stamps Love Couple and TH visual artistry collection
Paper: Bazzill and MS cardstock
Copics: E000, E00, E25, E27, E31, E40, E41, E43, E53, R20, W00, W0, W2
Others: Tim Holtz Alternation alphabet die carnivale and distressing ink pad, flowers (glimmer mist with latte), glossy accents, picture frame from the dollar store :)

I hope you like it and hop over to the InStyle Stamps blog.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Calendar time...

Hello hello,

Christmas is just days away, better yet... I can't believe 2011 is just 10 days away! OMG! So, last year I discovered this adorable calendar pads from Sky Blue Pink. I decided to make a mini calendar (with magnetic strip at the back) for each of my friends. They loved it sooo much, this year they are asking for it, hehe! Well, here is a couple that I made with the Softpencil Molly clip arts.

Off to make some more calendar... Have a good day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Trying out the new punch :)

Happy Monday, how are you today? I know... it's Monday, no Karber weekly challenge today (no worries, they will be back in January!). So, I'm super excited, I finally brought this MS butterflies border punch, I have been eye-ing it for a long time. LOVE it, it's so pretty... I figured the fairy (from Karber) will match well with the butterflies.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

That's amore!

Hello and how are you? I have something non-Christmas for you today. How about something simple and sweet. A darling couple just spending time together and sharing a milkshake. Awwww...
Maybe I should ask my DH out for a date and share a milkshake. Smiley from

This image is from InStyle Stamps, it's called Dan & Mandy (available as a digi image).

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: InStyle Stamps Dan & Mandy, sentiment from Amuse that's amore
Paper: Sassafras Indie Girl and MS cardstock
Copics: B0000, B00, B00, C3, C4, C5, E000, E00, E55, E57, R81, R83, R85, RV13, W00, W0, Y21, Y23, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03
Others: TH distressing ink in tea dye and antique linen, heart border punch, white glaze pen, and washi paper tape

Have a great weekend!
Smiley from

Friday, December 17, 2010


Happy Friday!!! How are you? Hope you are having a good day! Just 8 more days until Christmas! And I'm almost done Christmas shopping, a few more gifts to go!

So... I thought of this idea... Since Disney has the seven dwarfs... so Chi Chi Memories has the seven snowmen!!! I love these adorable snowmen from the Winter Fun set (each adorable snowman is also available as a single stamps too). I decided to make a gift box, it measures 2" x 7.5". And I also enter this project in a couple of challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky #53 - Quick & Easy does it!
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Show us some snow

Goodies that I used:
Paper: Memory Box and MS cardstock
Copics: B0000, BG10, BG11, G0000, E93, E97, E99, W0, W2, W4, YG41, YG45

Sorry for the tiny picture... I tried to make it bigger, but it got really BIG, long stories... Smiley from

BTW, just a reminder... CCM is having their first ever DT Call!!! We are looking for wonderful crafters to join our happy CCM family.

So, don't be shy! Join us and share the CCM love... More details HERE!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I {heart} this stamp!

Hello, how's your day? I'm in love with this stamp! I have the opportunity to try out this beautiful stamp (sorry, I don't remember the name and the company which made it, but I'll find out) over the weekend while I was hanging out with my crafty friends. Good times, good times. Here is a simple card that I created with it.

Goodies that I used:
Stamp: ???
Papers: Memory Box notecard, Kaisercraft dear Santa Collection, MS cardstock
Others: Glossy accent, glimmer mist in old lace, TH distressing ink in antique linen and tea dye ribbon, flower, pearls

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

InStyle NEWS.

Hello and how's your day? As for me, busy busy busy between working and trying to finish Christmas shopping. :)

Just want to stop by and say hello. Plus, I can let you know what's going on over at the InStyle Stamps Blog Smiley from

  1. Our December Inspiration Challenge is up! See the beautiful gifts (above picture). Yep, get inspire with all the pretty packages. We are already thinking about Valentine Day. Click HERE for more details about the challenge.
  2. 12 Days in the Life - A Holiday Showcase! 12 days of amazing creations from the InStyle ladies featuring the Days in the Life Collection. It's an extra long holiday hop! Hop along with us for a chance to WIN a $25 InStyle goodies bag. Link HERE!
  3. Freebie Tuesday, a new campaign. A super cute clipart FREE, check out this week FREEBIE!
  4. And finally, but not the least... we are having a DT Call for 2 different teams.
That's all folks! Sorry for the long post, but so many good stuff is going on, can't help it, hehe!

Off to work Smiley from then shopping! Smiley from

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Michu

Greeting from Softpencil land, our sweet Michu (Christmas Michu) is dressed up ready for Christmas. And he has a yummy candy cane just for you. He's so so cute!!!

I used the sketch from Card Pattern. The paper is from Kaisercraft (dear Santa), I'm loving the colors, and I have Michu's Santa outfit to match, I also added some flower soft to create the fuzzy look :) The big rossetti is created by using the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies (I have been eye-ing it for a long time, and oh yea... I finally got it, hehe!) For the rossetti, I used Graphic 45 (ode to joy), stamped with some text (from Visual Artistry collection set uban grunge), then finished it with perfect pearls mist.

Goodies that I used:
Paper: Kaisercraft Dear Santa Collection, Graphic 45 Christmas Post Collection Ode to Joy, MS cardstock
Copics: BG99, E51, E53, E55, R59, RV69
Others: Tim Holtz rossetti die, visual artistry collection clear stamp set urban grunge, Ranger perfect pearl mist, washi paper tape, ultrafine flower soft in sand

Other Softpencil news:
  • There is a SALE going on for all printable stationary sets, 25% off! You can check them here!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Karber weekly Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a fabulous weekend. And I did had a wonderful weekend off, I spent a day with my good friends and a day with my wonderful husband and did some crafting. I'm a happy girl! :)

Enough talking about me. On to business, it's Karber weekly challenge day, it's the last challenge until January, 2011.

The theme is anything goes! And here are my projects:

Since Christmas is just 2 weeks away, time to go crazy creating last minutes gifts. I dressed up this $1 glass container from the dollar store. I used Alice from the Outlandish collection. I thought of the Queen of heart from the movie, I figured that the MS heart border is perfect! And I also inked the edges for a distressed look.

Goodies that I used:
Paper: 7 gypsies paddington, MS cardstock
Copics: B00, BG09, E000, E00, E40, E41, E55, Y21, YR21
Others: TH distressing ink and marvy scalloped punches, MS border punch, ribbon

My second project... I don't want red, and green, so I replaced the green with black and grey. And I also added a hint of gold. I also sooooo loving the gift border punch.

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Karber Elf Gift and sentiment from Amuse do not open
Papers: Graphic 45 le's romantique collection, Canson irridescent paper, bazzill
Copics: E000, E00, R20, R29, R46, W000, W00, W2, W4, 110
Others: Friskers gift border punch, washi paper tape, CM round punches, stardust and spica pens, MS glitter, dew drop, and smooch in gold lame

I hope you like them and please check out the Karber blog for the challenge!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I shouldn't be... I haven't finish Christmas shopping yet... Oh well, I think about it tomorrow. Anyways, here is my card for Glenda Random Amusing Challenge #94: to make a quick and easy holiday card. Well, I made one just for me to relax and chill. Hehe!

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Amuse three cups and relax it's your day
Paper: Neenah and a random piece of red cs from my scrap box
Others: Brilliance pearlescent poppy, MS paper tape

2 Beautiful creations from my 2 good friends.

Hello and happy Sunday to you! It's chilly and rainy today here. But I would like to share 2 beautiful gifts that I got from my good friends. I had an amazing time hanging out with my good friends yesterday. We went shopping at a scrapbook stores, had a cup of very very yummy hot cocoa at a local cafe, lunch, and lots of stamping and laughing. :) Love you all ladies!!!

Here is a beautiful Christmas card from Sandy:
And another sparkling PINK Christmas ornament from Karen:
Thanks so so much! Big hugs! Smiley from

Off to do some creating myself.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

InStyle Stamps DT Call.

InStyle Stamps

Happy Saturday! Just want to let you know that InStyle Stamps are looking for new designers!!! They are having a DT call for 2 design teams.

Here are the details:

Chicklets Design Team Call

Chickies Design Team Call

The DT call is open to everyone from now until December 27th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Love my BLUES and DT Call

Woohoo, it's FRIDAY!!! It's soooo cold, brrrr... I quess these cute little penguins don't mind it at all. I love them... they are so so cute, I just want to steal their super COOL scarf. Haha!!! Nah, I won't be mean. I think I will just have a cup of yummy hot cocoa. :)

Oh sorry, on to the card... I used the little penguin from Chi Chi Memories (available as a single stamp or a stamp set). I printed out 3 of these adorable penguins and colored away. I kept the card simple, I cut out the image with my new Label 14 nesties (LOVE it!), added some snowflakes, washi paper tape, sentiment from Amuse, and some bling, Viola!

And I also entered this card in a few challenges:

iCopic Color Challenge #9 - Blue and White
Crafty & Me - Moody Blues
Tip Top Tuesday Tip #12 - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Chi Chi Memories Winter Fun, sentiment and snowflake are from Amuse
Paper: Neenah, MS
Copics: B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, C00, C1, FB2, FB2, YR21, YR23
Others: ColorBox chalk ink in ice blue, versamagic in aegean blue, brilliance in pearlescent sky blue, washi paper tape, blings

Other CCM news!

CCM is having their first ever DT Call!!! This is super exciting... we are looking for wonderful crafters to join our happy CCM family.

So, don't be shy! If you like these adorable penguins and their friends, why not apply? Share the CCM love... More details HERE!

I believe... and more...

I believe.... I have a good news to tell you. I have been holding back for months... but today is the day! Woohoo! I'm one of the Lady Buds for the Baby Buds Designs. I'm sooo excited! I love all the baby buds, they are all adorable!!! So, I can't wait to get started! My term will start from January to April. Stay tune, okay?

Until then, please allow me to introduce the Lady Buds ladies:

And cannot forget some of the amazing Lady Bugs ladies who will be hanging out with us from the first team

And here is a card that I made using one of newest baby buds, it's called I Believe. Isn't she precious? (You can find her at the Baby Buds Design Etsy Shop for only $1 for the month of December only).

So, I went a little crazy again with shimmer and glitter, haha!!! What else is new? But doesn't she looks gorgeous with a glittery dress! I also used the pretty shimmer cardstock from Amuse. And of course, I have to glam up the flowers with glimmer glam in chandelier.

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Baby Buds Design I Believe
Paper: Bazzill bling, Amuse shimmer paper
Copics: B01, E000, E00, R11, Y15, YR23
Others: Nesties, flowers, chalk ink, glitter, glimmer glam in chandelier, Epiphany craft bubble caps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!