Friday, December 30, 2011

Fun, fun, FUN!

Good morning and TGIF! 2 more days until 2012... This year sure went by so quickly, I guess time flies when we are having fun. I have 2 cards for you today, using some new release Hero Arts stamps.

Here is my first card. I used the Hero Arts London background, since my mom and I love London, I just have get this, right? The super cute 'heart' stamp is from Hero Arts/Art of the Card Untitled hearts and the sentiment is Guess What clear stamps.

The second card, I went bananas distressing, I used the new TH distressing ink pad in Evergreen Bough. I used the Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection Tapestry Script background, added a dolly, and I just adore the beautiful 'tag' from the Makes you Happy stamp set.

I hope you like it and happy Friday. Smiley from

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Hello and happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great week and also recovering from the holiday and getting ready for the new year. Can't believe it's almost 2012... And since it's so cold in New England, I want to send you a winter hello. I created the background using Spellbinder Impressabilities snowflakes and inked it with iced spruce distressing ink pad. I added the country landscape die cut, the darling image is clear stamp from Simply Betty Stamps called Miss Betty Burton (which colored with Copic markers) and the sentiment is from Amuse.

I hope you like it and have a wicked awesome day!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Happy Christmas Day... I wish all of you and your family a very
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I'll leave you another Christmas card that I made with the adorable Sister Stamps called Shimo-san, are they super cute? The design paper is from Basic Grey nordic holiday, and the sentiment is from AMuse art stamps.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas Eve!

Hello and happy Christmas Eve to you. Just want to pop in and wish all of you a wonderful day, hopefully all your Christmas shopping and preparation are all done by now. I'm lucky enough to finish everything and relaxed a little at my craft table... Have to get my fingers inky, right? I love this snowman from the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. And the background is created by distressing stains and Hero Art background stamp.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve! Smiley from

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

Hello and happy Wednesday! How are you? Just a few days before the big day... I want to play along the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

Check out the inspiration... so so cute!

So, I was inspired by the Christmas theme and of course the Christmas colors. I used the word JOY from the Word Salad set.

Hope you like it and have a fabulous day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Get ready for Xmas!

Hello hello and how are you? Are you ready for the holidays? I finally started Xmas shopping last week... thank goodness that I don't have to shop for lots of family and friends... which makes it much easier. And since everyone is busy shopping and get ready for the Xmas, how about something christmas-y (is it even a word???). Smiley from

Check out this cutie pie from Sister Stamps, she is called Yuki. So adorable! The card base is from Memory Box, I added some pretty Japanese paper (which I picked up while visiting San Francisco Japan town), she is colored with Copic Markers and the sentiment is from Amuse called laughter and cheers.

I hope you like this and have a great day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Happy Happy Birthday Elizabeth Smiley from who is the owner of Softpencil Studio and a dear friend. I wish you... A very beautiful day!!! In honor of your birthday... How about a birthday card. I just love this little bear (which is one of Elizabeth's creations), absolutely perfect for the occasion!

I hope you like this and my little surprise for her, hehe! HERE is the link for Elizabeth's Softpencil Studio's blog or her Facebook page HERE and send her a birthday love! Smiley from

Friday, December 16, 2011

Something vintage...

Good morning and TGIF! I hope you are up for something vintage... Did you see the new 2012 Hero Arts release? They are full of super cute and wonderful stamps and other goodies. I'm totally in love with this Hero Arts Painted People Background stamp, it's totally cool! I love it.

For the card, I stamped the image twice, once for the background and the second one, I popped the main image which I embossed and distressed with distressed ink (scattered straw, faded jeans and festive berry). I also added a film strip, vintage ticket (from Stampers Anonymous) and a clip. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Two CAS cards!

Howdy, how are you? I hope you are enjoying your week, for some weird reason.... I was thinking today is Friday, haha!! Anyways, I have 2 simple cards for you today. I just can't get enough of these adorable stamps from Paper Smooches...

Remember the Charlie Brown's tree? The tree and ornament is from the Gently Seasoned set and the sentiment is from Word Salad set.

And I love love love this little cow from the Chubby Chums set!!!

Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 days of Christmas tag - Day 12

Hello and it's the final day of the 12 days of Christmas tags from the craft genius Tim Holtz yesterday... And I think this is my absolute favorite tag!!! Thanks so so much! I had so much fun and learn so much!!! Love love love very minutes of it.... Over the last 12 days.... I used so so many goodies, I had inky fingers everyday... gone banana to find things that I can substitute to make my tag looks cool... rush out to my LSS to buy charms, bubles, and the melting pot (yes, I was a sucker for that!)... the bottom line is.... I HAD A FABULOUS TIME!!!!

You can check out the craft genius tag 12 HERE!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry kissMOOSE!

Happy Monday! I hope you have a great weekend... I sure did... I ate, sleep, and craft! Life is good! How about something cute? I just love my new Paper Smooches Chubby Chum pals stamp set. The merry christmas background is from Hero Arts. I added my beloved twine and I want to add something else.... I was looking for some button or something... then I thought of using a 3D pop dot and twine to make these 2 super cool button, LOVE it!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 days of Christmas tag - Day 11

Good day my friends... It's day 11 of the Tim Holtz's 12 days of Chrstimas tags.... what?! Can't believe that there is only 1 more tag to go! I learned an awesome technique today.... click it out HERE... the amazing Tim Holtz show us making these cool holly leaves with shrink plastic and the UTEE with the melting pot... so cool and FUN!

Until tomorrow... have a FABULOUS day!

12 days of Christmas 9 and 10

Hello, hello and happy weekend! I can't believe that it's already day 10 of the 12 days of Christmas tag!!! So so much fun!!! You have to click HERE for check out his amazing tags!

Here is tag 9, I just love the lamp post die... And the Tim Holtz winter limited edition distressed ink are soooo cool.

Tag 10 used the super cool technique. You can check it out HERE!

Can't wait until Sunday's tag... just 2 more tags to go!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 days of Christmas 8

Yay and happy Friday!!!! Hope you are ready for the weekend! Here is day 8 of the Tim Holtz's amazing 12 days of Christmas tags. Click HERE to see his wonderful creation. Hurray that I have the stampers anonymous stamps set, I was super excited. However, I don't have the super cool background that his uses.... but no fear.... I have the wicked cool Hero Arts/Basic Grey formula fun background stamp.

Hope you like it, I will be back tomorrow for tag 9. Blog you later!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 7

Hello and can you believe... it's tag 7 of the 12 days of Christmas tag from the amazing Tim Holtz? Click HERE to see his creations. I just love love love this holly branch die and the Joyful Song stamp set.... the angel is absolutely gorgeous!

I'm going to keep this post short... it's already 2am my time. I'm acting like a little kid refused to go to bed... I came home immediately after work tonight and get working on the tag and Viola!

Night night and have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 days of Christmas 6

Hello, can you believe it's already tag 6 of the 12 days of Christmas tag 2011. OMGosh!!! So so fun, I'm enjoying every minutes of it. I got to use lots and lots of craft goodies. :) Since I don't have the foil paper at home, I cheated... I used a piece of Aluminum foil and card stock, hehe!

Thanks for stopping by and until tomorrow... hugs!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

Hi hi, how are you this lovely day? It's my day off... I got to chill and hang out at my craft room, yay!!! So, I have been drooling over these adorable stamps from Paper Smooches. And I finally broke down and got 3 sets. And I'm in love with them.... I WANT them all!

Since, I have these fun stamps now... I wanted to play along the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

Check out the inspiration piece!!! Isn't it so pretty and cool?

And here is my entry:

I will share a big secret with you... I love love love french macaroons, it's my favorite dessert!!! I just go crazy over them (my mom introduced them to me while we were visiting the UK two years ago). And of course, I have to have them on my card. Hehe! The window is a die cut from Poppy Stamps. And I also added some emerald twine too. Hope you like it!

Stamp set used: Chubby Chums and Hot Concoctions

12 days of Christmas 5

Hello and happy Tuesday... It's day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas tags, click HERE to see the amazing Tim Holtz's tag. Since I don't have the reverse sentiment stamps. I used the Hero Arts Christmas background stamp instead. And VIOLA!!!

So fun and another one done! Can't wait until the next tag.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 days of Christmas tag - Day 4

Hello, how's your weekend? So, it's already day 4. I'm having a great time creating the Christmas tags. Too bad I don't have all the supplies that Tim Holtz have... Someday, someday, haha! So, until then, I have just use what I have. Since I don't have the snowman die cut... but I do have the snowman stamp... I stamped and cut him out.

Click HERE for Tim Holtz's day 4 Christmas tag!

12 days of Xmas tag... Day 3

Ok, day 3 of the 12 days of Christmas tags... HERE is Tim Holtz's tag, super super cool. And here is my version. I was sad that I don't have the stamp, but luckily I do have the embossing folder. So, I put on my thinking cap on... I used the ink press technique with the embossing folder, then colored the sentiment with Faber Castel big brush pens.

What do you think? Blog you tomorrow!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 days of Christmas tag - Day 2

Howdy and TGIF! I continue to be brave and play along day 2 of the Tim Holtz 12 days of Christmas tags. Unfortunately, today... I don't have much of the necessary materials. So, I gone bananas looking for what I owe and make the best of it. I used the deer from the Cricut winter woodland cartridge, instead of Xmas paper... I used the regular ones. The jute around the deer's neck was replaced by a ribbon, etc, etc... But I'm happy!

Click HERE to see Tim Holtz's Day 2 tag!

Hope you enjoy it too.... well, let's see tomorrow! Hehe!

Friday, December 2, 2011

First try of playing along... 12 tags of Christmas

Hi hi, if you are a Tim Holtz's fan... you know, his creations are absolutely amazing!!! And every year, he does the '12 days of christmas' tags. And yesterday was day 1 for the 2011 collection. I never done this before, but one of my good friend Tracey did, her tags were stunning. I was drooling over them. So, this year... when I saw tag 1, I decided to give it a try. I didn't have everything, I substituted the 'Noel' with the winter wonderland from Cricut winter woodland cartridge. And a few other things... But here is my version of it.

Hope you like it. Click HERE to see the amazing Tim Holtz in action!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Want a COOKIE?!

Howdy! Would you like a cookie? Haha! Earlier I saw these super cool chocolate drizzle star cookies from Trader Joe, I figured it would be fun and to create a fun, quick, and yummy mini treat for my friends at work. And VIOLA!

I cut out these tags from the Cricut expression, I used the Sweet Treat cartridge. And for the stamp, I got this adorable 12 days of Christmas set from Penny Black, too too cute!

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