(...another) Quick Card To Make - One Layer Wednesday

Last Saturday night, I happened to open Donna Mikasa's blog. Her blog is always surprising and full of fabulous creation of hers. I found that she joined One Layer Wednesday by Simplicity. The theme is overlapping. That means, the sentiment is overlapping the image. Then, my mind directly worked on what to do. This afternoon, after teaching my little students, I had a very little short time to make one card...

(..though I ever mentioned that I wouldn't be able to post anything on my blog for a couple of week, still... I COULD....Ohlala..)

Here is my take for One Layer Wednesday card.

It's very quick to make such card. I just colored my stamp from Penny Black with markers from Versamark, sprayed it with my Mini Mister from Hero Arts, and then stamped it on the card. The last thing was to stamp the sentiment from My Sentiment Exactly, overlapped the image. The result somehow looks like a painted image.

Below is another card, using the same stamp. After stamping on the first card, I just sprayed the used stamp and stamped on the second card. The color is brighter. Here is the result.

Which one do you like most?

Some blogs might have ever promoted this technique. However, the person who directly taught me first about this technique was the one from HA store, JDA, S'pore. Thanks to him. This is the technique I like most in stamping.

I do hope I can get that short little time again and again.., between my tight "schedule". That's between teaching my kids for the tests and the preparation for the retreat. (..and actually is also between teaching my students and cleaning my craft room - which is still in a big mess...LOL)

Thanks for looking...



I am glad to be able to join May Card Chain Challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan.

This is the card I sent to Jenny Suchin.

And this is the card I received from Vera Rhuhay (..that Hero Arts hostess alumni..)

So cute, isn't it? Love to receive this card. Thanks, Vera...

Thanks, Deborah...


Featured in DDSB Shop & Custom Stamp Challenge

Hello everybody. It's not posting a card or anything. I just don't have much time to create anything, though my desire is sitting right on my craft chair and do something with the digi stamps that my friends have sent me.

I will return next week, or the next two weeks with my creations, as I have to take care of my Dds for their final tests. They need me badly. So, I want to be next to each of them while they are studying. The tests will commence June 1 until June 9. Hope they can do all the tests well.

And in the middle, June 5-6, we'll go for a retreat in a Catholic place. Do hope everything will be okay, as I am one of the committee who take care everything in that place. Quite busy with all the things.

I only want to let you know that after having my Custom Stamp and made something using the stamp, I just found today that the photo, the stamp and the creation of that stamp are now featured here.
So glad to find them there. As I said previously, this stamp was just like a birthday gift for me. And for that case, I have a challenge, using my custom stamp, please make something. You can get the image in my facebook account. You can just let it be in your blog or you can send it to my home address. Just let me know your post by writing it in the comments.

Thanks, Judy, for uploading. I am flattered. The other custom stamp for Sandra is also adorable. Just if I have known I could send you the pic of not my face, I would have sent my favorite pic. Anyway, the custom stamp of mine is worth a million for me... Hope to join the challenges in the future....

So many hopes I said here. Just hope (the biggest one) that Jesus may let every hopes of mine happen.

Thanks for reading. Have a great time, friends...


Happy Birthday To Me - with Custom Stamp

Hai..hai.., it's my birthday today. Every single thing seemed so special today. Got 2 birthday cakes from friends of my hubby and a big bouquet of flowers, too... Then, we had a dinner with kids and a friend in PH resto. When I was home again, I finished what I had to upload.

Last week I won a Custom Stamp from Digi Doodle Shop's Best. So I sent my picture and got the result last Monday. Well, they asked me to put the stamp into a creation. I was happy with the result of the custom stamp, but...it's not that easy to make something with that stamp.. So, my friend, Fika, suggested me to make a scrapbook. So here it is, the result...

Hero Arts for the pattern papers. MS punches for the border
Below is the closer look on how I colored my Custom Stamp of my own face....

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your kind comments....

DDSB Challenge # 7 with Ribbon

It's a hectic week. And today there was much to do. I could manage make one card and one scrapbook. This is the card with orange ribbon.

I enter this card to join DDSB Challenge # 7 with ribbon.

Thanks for looking..


SNB # 6 With the Chicks

Hai..hai.., I'm back this afternoon. After giving some calls to my lady friends asking them to join the "retreat", then I went back to my craft desk...ups, no..not my craft desk, but a desk where I teach my little fellows. My craft desk is still in a BIG mess..LOL. I can't work on it.

Here is another card today... I just took me half an
hour to finish it. Too long, I guess, as I already printed and colored the chicks the other day. Sometimes it's not that easy for me to mix and match the PP. This card is made based on the sketc given by Stretch N Bubbles Challenges # 6 plus the digi image in its blog. So cute, isn't it?

Digi image from Stretch N' Bubbles blog.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
The swirl is from Paper Shapers Punch.

Thanks for looking and your kind comments are really appreciated.

Simply Softly Afloat in Brown

Hi everybody, it is good to be back stamping and coloring this early week. I forced myself to "steal" a little time between cleaning my craft room and taking care of my kids.So here is a card for today.

I used the digi image, Softly Afloat, given by Nina in her blog, There's Magic In The Air and join the challenge this week. Hope it's not too late. Oh..no, can't get to Mr. Linky..

I colored the flowers with Copic sketch, beige color. Then I printed one more, cut three flowers, colored them and attached them with the foam tape. The butterfly was as well. Here is the result.

Since I used the brown, I enter this card to join Paperplay Challenges Week 19: Brown & ... white.

And I didn't use any other color but brown and beige, so I enter this card to join the challenge by Mami Doodles Challenge 3: Monochromatic.

Thanks for looking. And your appreciated comments really make my day...

Have a pleasant start of the week..


Cook Up A Card - May Recipe

May comes so fast. It is the month I adore. Love all the happenings that will occur in this month. In this May, there are so many works to do, such as preparing everything for a "retreat" in a silent place with around 120 people in the community. I do hope all the preparation goes well.

Here we go, for May Recipe in Cook Up A Card... Congrats to the new DT: Monika and Loulou.
Join us in this sweet recipe:

3 leaves, 2 flowers, 1 bird.

This is my take on that recipe.

The Sunflower stamp is from Penny Black. The Birds and the sentiment are from inkadinkado

I made another card with that recipe and I enter it for the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 5: Anything Goes.

The tulips is a digi image from Hero Arts. The birds are also from Hero Arts. The Sentiment "Beautiful" is a free digi from Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
This is how I pieced the tulips and the leaves.

Thanks for looking..