First Scrapbook Photo Album

Updated, August 30. My Mom was soooo touched viewing each page of the album.

This is my first time making a scrapbook photo album. And it is dedicated for my Mom, who has her 72nd birthday. I used the papers from DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack. The color scheme is very pretty: pink, brown, light creme. Vintage? Perhaps. And to stay on those colors was not that easy. I really tried hard. I need to find all the colors that match the DP. I made this album in 2 days. I used Spellbinder dies on kraft cardstocks to make the pages.

This is the cover album.

I used CLD die cut for the butterfly and the swirly leaves.

The sentiment in the middle: 'born to shop'. That's right, for my Mom and me, always buy 'batik' cloths and clothes.

The back cover. Yes, I made it with LOVE for my beloved MOM.

New word die cut from PTI. Lovely.

I embossed the image with white embossing powder, and rubbed it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (with a piece of tissue.. LOL)

I used Staz-On to stamp the names on the button.

I inserted some other photos. There are 3 pockets in this album to accommodate the photos.

I used Hero Arts, My Favorite Things and PapertreyInk sentiment stamps for this album. The distress inks were only Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutter. Wonderful colors to match the colors of the DP. I also used twines from The Twinery: blossom, cappuccino and honeydew. The dies are from various companies that I adore sooo much...

The wire binding was free. The store owner said, it was free just for me. Oh, my..they are so generous.

Thanks for viewing my creations. I hope you enjoy what you've seen.


All White


It's my second post today.

I am really challenged to be part of DT of Cheery Lynn Designs. I used two of their dies: French Pastry Doily and Pair of Ferns. I love their dies. Here is my attempt.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: All White except the colored image.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: A Shaped Card (miss this challenge for so long..)
A Spoonful Of Sugar 162: Birthday
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Grow Your Own
Paper Pretties: Die Cuts

Thanks for looking and appreciate your lovely comments.

Hello Bird

Hai friends,

I just cleaned the stamp drawer and found this bird and flower stamp from Hero Arts. Heyy.., how are you? Well, I ever used this cling once. And today it's the second time I used this stamp. ;D

I will send this card to a new friend via CCC held by Deborah Nolan.


Heroarts in Flickr : Creatures
Crazy Challenge: Embossing
Everybody-Art Challenge: Summer

Thanks for looking, friends..


Butterfly Series

Love these stamps from Hero Arts Antique Engraving stamp set. And I made three more mini cards for three friends of mine. Hope they enjoy the cards, as well as the gifts. ;D

Love the butterflies so much.


Cute Card Thursday 177: Clean and Simple
Delightful Challenges: Things With Wings
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Stamp It

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Thinking Of You

Hay, happy Tuesday..

While waiting for my hubby this late afternoon, I made this card. I saw a card with this design in Paper Crafts Magazine and thought of making one. I used the butterfly stamps which had laid in the drawer for long long long time. This was the first time for me to use them. The background cling stamp is new. I love this one. So versatile.

Stamps: CG245 Classic Fabric Design, CL382 Antique Engravings, CL490 Sending Smile Message


Incy Wincy Designs #106 : Something Old/Something New

The Pink Elephant: Butterfly Theme

Cute Card Thursday : No Designer Paper

Creative Inspirations Challenge 65 : Summertime

Hero Arts August 2011 A in Flickr : Creatures

Thanks for looking, friends.


Just A Note

What??? Two months were away without blogging? Ohlala....

And I am in love seeing someone's creations all in vintage colors. So I tried this one. Yes, I imitated hers a bit. Hope she doesn't mind. Mixing so many elements is a challenge for me. Wow!! It's quite a hard work to find the matching papers and colors. What I like, it's about using scraps. I have tons of scraps and it's time to use them. Hope these scraps go along perfectly. I am just not satisfied with the red flower. It should be bigger than it is.

I used Hero Arts stamp (Starburst Lace) for the red doily at the back. The doily in front of it was from Die-namic MFT. They are quite new in my craft room.. ;D

Ok, then, thanks for looking..