June 1, 2017

Lesia Zgharda Design Team Call

Today's post is a little different, it's an application for a Design Team position for Lesia Zgharda. I'm in love with their sophisticated stamp designs!! The Floral Compass is one of my favorites. (Isn't it just gorgeous?!) You can check out their releases here.

Below are some of my projects I created in the past 3 months. I love bold, vibrant colors and that's usually the scheme for my cards. I don't have a defined style; sometimes I like to create CAS cards, and other times I like to go full on with glitter, sequins, layers and embellishments!

A little about myself: I grew up in Taiwan but came to California three years ago for college. I have tried scrapbooking, needle felting and sewing over the past 10 years, and have finally discovered stamping and die cutting 3 years ago. I hope to work in the crafting industry in the future and I'm trying to gain more experience, so I really appreciate this opportunity to join Lesia Zgharda's design team. :)

May 28, 2017

When It Rains, Look For Rainbows ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Winner at MarkerPOP

Good morning! I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes with you today. It's: "When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars." I decided to hand letter this quote with a white gel pen and use it as the sentiment for today's card.

The digital image I used is Rainy Day Girl from Craftin Desert Divas. I colored her with Copics in rainbow colors so it matches the sentiment. Then I colored a piece of glitter tape with B32, B34, B37 and cut 3 raindrop shapes from it. I adhered all of the elements on a strip of patterned paper and that finishes off the card. It's fairly simple with the black and white and a little burst of rainbow colors scheme. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
Little Miss Muffet: ATG / Word Art Wednesday: ATG / MarkerPOP: Let's Go Camping (Sentiment inspired by the challenge)

May 16, 2017

Fabulous Peacock ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Top 3 at Cut It Up
Hello and welcome! I have a super colorful card to share with you today. The colors are heavily inspired by Craftin Desert Diva's May challenge mood board (shown below). (Join or read more about the challenge here!)

For this card I decided to pair up the Pretty Peacock digi with one of my favorite patterned papers of all time. I also adhered a piece of washi to the left to add a little more interest to the background. I colored the peacock with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and adhered small pearls to his feathers. Then I die cut a white scalloped circle frame with a die from the Stitched in Circle set.

It is hard to capture on camera, but I did add a generous coat of glitter with my Wink of Stella. I then wrote the sentiment with a white gel pen and tucked the sentiment strip behind the peacock.

I finished off the card by adhering some enamel dots. I hope you enjoy today's card, and have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered: 

April 30, 2017

April 29, 2017

Spring Bunny ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Hello and welcome!! I have a super spring-y card to share with you today. It was heavily inspired by the pink and floral mood board from Craftin Desert Diva's April challenge mood board. (Shown below) 

When I first saw the Bunny Painting Easter Egg digi, I thought it would be really fun if there was a easel with canvas digi so he could paint anything. Then several weeks later CDD released the Coffee Shop digi stamp and voila! Here's my card. The spring flowers he's painting are from Butterfly Garden.

It's been a long, long time since I've used patterned and specialty paper on my cards. I decided it's time to break out my collections and put them into good use. I colored all of the images with Copics and finished the card with 3 white enamel accents. Hope you enjoyed it and have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered: 

April 28, 2017

Brew-tiful Day ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Good morning!! Are you still feeling a little sleepy? Then this coffee shaker card is the perfect one for you! I received a bag of coffee beans a long time ago and it's been sitting in my kitchen for the longest time because I don't drink coffee... So I thought I'd use them in my card today. :P 

I created the window frame with some burlap paper and watercolored the background with ZIG markers. Then I colored the stovetop coffee maker image with Copics. The sentiment is handwritten and I can't help but create another punny one. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges Entered: 

April 16, 2017

Cool Birthday ft. Lawn Fawn

I have a quick and short post for you today: It's about the shaker card I made for the new Lawn Fawn challenge! I used the Here's a Scoop set from Lawn Fawn and colored the images with Copic markers. Next I used the square frame image from Winnie & Walter's Framed set to create my shaker window. I decided to write the punny sentiment with a white gel pen. Then I cut the sentiment strip into three segments for a more appealing visual effect, and that completes the card!

Challenges Entered: 

April 7, 2017

Picture Perfect Birthday ft. SugarPea & The Greeting Farm

Hello and good morning! Today I'm mixing images from different stamp sets again. I decided to pair up this charming guy from The Greeting Farm's My Sunshine set with the phone image from Sugar Pea Design's Hashtag Hipster set. Does it look like someone's taking a photo of him? Perhaps at his birthday party? ;)


I colored the image and the background with Copic markers, and the colors I've used are listed below:
Hair: E15, E27, E29 (Light to dark)
Skin: E00, YR00. E04 (shading)
Vest: R37, R39
Background: YR21, YR15  (Top to bottom)

I decided to keep this card rather CAS and finished it with the "Smile" sentiment from Sugar Pea Design's Wanderlust set. What do you think? I rarely make masculine birthday cards but I'm liking this one. I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Inspirations / Addicted to CAS: Smile / 7 Kids: ATG (I used E29, E00, E04 Copic markers)

 Paru's Challenges: ATG

April 5, 2017

Dragonfly Sunset ft. STAMPlorations

Welcome to STAMPlorations Things with Wings blog hop! We have some new products and inspirations we want to share with you, and there are fabulous prizes for you to win, too! Be sure to check out the information here.

I decided to create a CAS card today. I started out by watercoloring the die cut panel with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. The colors I used are 50, 52, 70, 24, 26 (from top to bottom). I also added a generous amount of Wink of Stella to create the shimmering effect.

This dragonfly is created with the new Dragonfly layering dies. I die cut the first layer from gold glitter cardstock and the second layer from regular white cardstock. After adhering the die cuts together, I added Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the open white areas. I then picked several stamps from the Fond Expressions 2 set and pieced a new sentiment. I wanted to keep this card CAS, but I couldn't resist adding a few embellishments. So I adhered some red enamel dots to the card front and that completes the card! I hope you enjoyed this CAS design, and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
7 Kids: ATG (I used Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock) / Uniko: Spring / Paru's Challenges: ATG
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