ODOP Day 5 - The City - A Glam Life

Hi friends,

Here I am, on the fifth day of "One Day One Project". The theme is: The city, for a glamorous life of a celebrity.. It's so much fun, right?
When I read the theme, my mind directly went to the stamp I bought 4 years ago. I used the stamp from Hero Arts. It's also an old one - Citiscapes, produced in 2010.

I used Versamark and stamp on the black card stock once and did the same thing for the half of it.
Then I used the silver embossing powder. I added some star sequins. Then, in the middle of each sequin, I dropped a Diamond Stickles to cover the holes. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.The black card stock was adhered to a silver card.

Then.... here comes the most difficult thing! Taking the picture so that the sparkling silver buildings protrude. Wow! I never thought it was that hard. For an amateur like me, it's very challenging. I took more than 80 shots. Lol... I tried different ISOs. And finally I have the two above. They are the same photo. The second one was edited for to become lighter. The ambiance was at night. So the card is surrounded by a quite dark light. Below is the card with the biggest ISO, 5000. You can see the card in the light.

Well, I do hope you like my card. Waiting for your comment on how to take picture for the sparkling things.. Thank you..


ODOP Day 4 - Four colors - Always Show Your True Colors

Hello friends,

I don't have any Ombre stamps. How I wish to order those Hero Arts ink pads in SSS. Perhaps later. So I used Versafine ink pads for these colors: vintage sepia, red and purple. The green one was Bamboo Memento. The butterfly on the card and beside the card are from a butterfly cling stamp set of Hero Arts - Butterflies: 3 images. It is an old stamp set. I stamped them with Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then colored them using the same ink pad. I love how they turned out. I took the design of putting the sentiment on the butterfly from Jennifer McGuire's card idea.

Using a fine brush, I covered those two butterflies with Tsukineko Champaign all purpose ink.  The sentiment is from M. "Always Show Your True Colors".
Oh, I forgot to mention the rectangles. It comes from that famous stamp set of Hero Arts: Texture and Shape. It is very versatile. I used this set so many times, especially when I made the the game boards for my High School students. You can see here and here.

I hope you like the card with 4 colors..


ODOP Day 3 - Flowery

Hi friends,

Today is the  third day for the 'one day one project'. The theme is something with flowers. Yesterday, I visited Monika's blogpost. She was using Jennifer McGuire's technique. I watched her video around two weeks ago, and I was inspired by Monika's cards. I made these cards using that technique.

I used the Floral Funky stencil from My Favorite Things and white Colorbox pigment ink. The shadow should be larger. For this I used fired brick DI. I think I should have used this color in pigment ink. I didn't have one.

Here is the turquoise card.

Well, trying 2 times for the same technique had made me understand how to use the this stencil. The proverb is true: Practice makes perfect. I'm a bit satisfied with the turquoise one. How about you?


ODOP Day 2 - Party Bags

Hi friends,

Here I am on the second day of "one day one project". I still don't want to use any stamps that I need to color. No..not yet...
So, the theme is anything you would do on the party. I decided to make these 3 baskets, as goodie bags on the party. I found the tutorial here.

Here are the baskets.

I am using the StampinUp! Square Latice Textured mbossing folder to emboss each strip of the basket. The letters are from Story Time Studio Calico and the banners are from Hall Pass We R Memory Keeper. The last, the twines are from The Twinery. Finally, the chocolates are from Hersheys. I bought them during my travel to the USA last end of February.

It came to my mind to make 25 baskets for the Farewell Party of Grade 12 at school. Well, I'm still thinking.. Not so sure but I really want to make something to jazz up the night..

Thanks for visiting, my friends...


ODOP Day 1 - Welcome Baby Girl

Hello friends,

A friend of mine, Sylvia is hosting a "one day one project" (known as ODOP) for a month starting today. The theme for today is  welcome baby girl, Zee..
I forced myself to join ODOP, because I really need to get my mojo back. So, here is the card and the frame I managed to make yesterday. They are just simple. So simple... I really need my mojo back..

For the card: I used zig-zag paper from Style Essentials Echo Park, and the baby bodysuits from Allison Krest Webster's Pages. I cut two and covered them with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from StampinUp!

For the frame: I used Tim Holtz alphabet die cut and Papertreyink alphabet die cut.

These two items will be sent to the coach of Field Commander. Sisi was the FC last year in the Marching Band competition in Yogyakarta, where she won 2  awards for herself. Thanks to this coach. Last Friday, he got a new baby girl. So the theme is so suitable and these two won't stay in my house. That's what I like..


Hexagon Hive Card

Hello friends,

As usual, Tuesday late afternoon, I'm always all alone at home. Kids are in church practicing the choir and music ensemble. So, I promised myself early this morning to make something using the new tool. I used Stampin Up! Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die cut. Actually, my mojo hasn't come back yet. I have no idea what to make using this die cut. Then, I searched through the pinterest, and I found this blog. I made the same design with different color. I used my favorite color: turquoise.
This is the result:

I embossed the turquoise cardstock with Dot Matrix from Sizzix. The dotted fuschia is from Kaiser Craft. The sentiment stamp is from Heidi Swapp. And... the newest thing is the "Alas Foto Lipat".  This one is number 24. It was created by Ria. Fabulous..

Well, at least I made something today. Thank you for visiting...


The Owlie Family (again)

Hello friends,

This morning I had some time to be together with my craft assistants. I didn't need to come to school for the morning class, because Grade 12 was still in National Exam periode. I could come to school at 12.45 in the afternoon. So, we had time to plan crafts that do not use papers for the craft classes next week. It came to my mind to use fabric and the owl seemed to be the perfect one as a starter to sew. I searched, and I couldn't find the link. At the end, I found the owner of that famous owl tutorial. I hope you still remember the owlie family I made in 2013 based on her tutorial. This time, I didn't use a sewing machine. I sewed them by hand. Why? Because in the class, there won't be any sewing machines. Then, I attached (sewed) the ring and chain on the head. For the white and blue, I also included a round small bell. Well, you can use this owl as a key chain, or you can hang it on your bag.

Here are what I made this morning.

The blue fabric is from a scrap fabric of the HS uniform in my school.

I have plenty scraps of the blue fabric.

From its side. Look at the cute eye..

The blue and white: I stitched very close
The pink and stripes: I stitched not very close, as you can see the tread.

Hope you enjoy the new owlie family members...


Monochromatic Cards

Hello friends,

Today is the last day for me to teach Grade 12 before they have the National Exam (UN) this coming Monday-Wednesday. I really care for them. They are the first batch of this school. I need to give something to them to encourage them. So, I made these cards, 22 precisely. 

The cards on my table in Grade 12 class. 

I wrote each card with different sentences.

Here we are...

We were so happy in front of the camera.

Good luck, my students, for your National Exams. I know you can do all exams. FINISH STRONG!!