Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Make me smile...

Have a scent-sational day!

Isn't he adorable? I love him, soooooo cute... he makes me smile every time I stamp him. Honestly, I want to stamp him everywhere! Smiley from

About the card... I made this card for the Penny Black Challenge, and their theme this week is bees and butterflies. The DP is from We R Memory Keepers. And I colored the image with my Copic Markers (sorry, I'm on vacation. My brain is not working, I forget which colors I used.Smiley from Hehe!

And I want to send a BIG thank you to my dear friend Catherine. Smiley from

So, I have to list ten things about me...

1- I got married on a beautiful white sand beach in Aruba on April Fool Day. No, it's not a joke!
2- Other than papercrafting, the other thing that keep me sane is KARATE!
3- I LOVE CHOCOLATE and gummies.
4- I'm totally a purse-girl! I love my purses!
5- I cannot stop playing the Cafe World game on Facebook. OMG!
6- I love Hello Kitty and Friends. My favorite is Keroppi!
7- I love both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts!
8- My favorite food is noodles.
9- I will not eat ice-cream outside of my house. Why? don't know... I'm just plain weird!
10- I'm still waiting for a money tree to grow on my backyard... LOL!

Now, I have to pass this award to ten friends...

Anne-Marije, Cat, Connie, De, Elena, Elizabeth, Karen, Melissa, Randi, Tracey.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LOVE in the AIR.

Of course, in PARIS! In a lovely romantic city... I have been working on my scrapbooking for my Paris trip and I got inspired. I sprayed the wood "board" (which I got sitting around) with creme de cocoa shimmer mist, added the beautiful Paris paper, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz tea dye ink pad.

Hope you like it!

Smiley from

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hoppin' Monday!

Happy Monday and hope everyone had a great weekend. Just want to pop in and say hello!
Smiley from

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Help, we need your vote!

Well, you have heard... The Greeting Farm is currently have the super fun BATTLE of the Design Teams. And it's time to vote for Battle 1: Going Retro.

Check out what my fellow team mate Arielle did! HERE is her card! It's totally awesome...

Go head, VOTE for us the Card Crusaders!!! Here is how.

Thank you very much, thank you very much (with the Elvis voice) :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do you know...

There is a new blog called Sweet Pea Stampers and it's a challenge blog dedicated to just Sweet Pea Stamps! I just found out today about this. OMGosh! Smiley from Big thank you for 2 amazing ladies who put this together Pascale and Anne.

Go on... check it out HERE!!!

Here is a beautiful layout for a sketch challenge, and they are also having a DT call!

Here is my card. I can't help it not to ink up my newest set. The Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection sheet 11 Fluttering-butterflies. And of course, I used the new favorite Basic Grey Kioshi design paper.

I colored the image with Copics Markers (BG0000, E000, E00, E55, RV95, V15,Y0000, Y02, Y11, Y17, YR16, YR18), and the flowers are sprayed with glimmer mist in creme de rouge, gold, and old lace. And of course, I added lots and lots of glimmer. ;)

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 26, 2010

ISS Blog Hop!

Welcome to the March InStyle Blog Hop!

Hello, if you just arrived from Janelle, you are on the right track. If not, you can start at the official InStyle Stamps Blog.

Since easter is right around the corner. How about some bunny love? Smiley from millan.netCheck out this little guy peaking out the window. He's just too cute! And of course, we need lots of shimmer on those colorful easter eggs. ;)

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: InStyle stamps - window, Bazzill cs, yellow mesh, Copic Markers, stardust pens, lots and lots of glitter.

Please check out the rest of the hop. You will have until Saturday, March 27th to complete the blog hop. Just leave some comment and vote for the favorite at the ISS blog. And you will be eligible to win a prize! Click here the details.

And here is the order of the blog:
Kerry - you are here!

Thanks for stopping by, your next stop is the amazing Jodi!

P.S. Don't forget... Wednesday Challenge - "Chipboard" is still going on and Virginia is giving out some yummy blog candy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Softpencil Thursday!

Two posts today, please scoll down to see the beautiful Ballerina at AiFactory!
CHOCOLATE, anyone? Smiley from

I just can't help it, walking though the easter aisle at the store! I have to buy some yummy chocolate. Here is a easter basket made with the new Basic Grey Kioshi paper with one of my many favorite Softpencil's image, this is called Flower for you.

Plus, did you see the new Softpencil's easter images.... OMGosh, they are soooooo awesome! Michu and his friends with bunny ears, bunny in the easter basket, and Ratiny in a cracked egg... Check them out here! I love them all!

Oh yes, we will be having a Softpencil's challenge over at our group at PCP, it will start this Saturday! And the theme is: Ribbon and Bows!

AiFactory bella!

Hello, are you ready?

I hope you are... Introducing the pretty Ballerina Ella! Isn't she just so sweet and adorable? But wait, there is another Ballerina Ella too, click HERE to check her out... she's super cute!

For the week, the AiFactory DT team was divided into 2 teams. Half of us were working with this beauitful Ella, and the others were working on the other dancing beauty. You have to check them out. Our DT blogs' links are located on my sidebar. ----------------->

We are also featuring an easel card this week, you should try it too. It's very easy to make. You can find the tutorial here. And for bonus... add lace to our project!

Well, here is it. I love the blue and silver combination. So pretty! I keep the layout simple. I LOVE these shimmer paper.

Don't forget to join us at AiFactory Challenges and Freebies blog for a chance to win this beautiful Ballerina Ella!

Just in case... if you are worry, you do not have to use AiFactory's image to play, but there are tons of freebies there.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hmmmmm.... chipboard!

It's time for the InStyle Wednesday Challenge, today theme is Chipboard!

What a fun challenge, I love to buy chipboards... but never use them. So, this is the perfect occasion!

I used this dress form from the Maya Road, and I inked it with Tim Holtz ink pad in brushed corduroy. This image is called Shanda. Isn't she too cute? I colored her with Copic markers (E000, E00, E04, E33, E40, E55, E57, E70), the dp is from Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Material Girl, and I also distressed the edges. I colored her shoes with Copic Spica pen in garnet. Hope you like it.

Join us and play along this week, you have until Tuesday, March 30th. HERE is the link!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Amuse Challenges...


Sorry for the late post... work, work, work! And of course K-A-R-A-T-E! So tired, but feel sooooo good! :)

Anyways, a simple and fun Amuse card for you. I love the Carrot Car stamp. And I follow the guideline for the AMuse Lounge Challenge #14: Her Royal Rubberness!! If you are familiar with Amuse stamps, you will know who is our HRR. :) Her cards are truely an inspiration! To honor our HRR... I decided to use my Koh-i-Noor colored pencils. I took her class when she visits New Hampshire. She got me loving these colored pencils. Thanks Julie!

And of course, all the smileys!!! Smiley from

Okay, I'm sooo double dipping! I added some stripes to my card... which the theme for Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #59.

Got to run... beep, beep! Smiley from

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Monday!

Hope all of you have a great weekend. Me? I did, I did. Thank you. I was sitting in my crafty corner chilling all day. I did 2 cards, a 3D project, and even a scrapbook page. OMG! I will post them this week.

Here is one of the card that I made yesterday, this super cute image Easter Bunny is from Bee Crafty and it's a freebie! I love how the chicken is on his head, hehe!

For the background... I used the Spellbinder Impressabilities and inked it Tim Holtz distressing ink pad Spun Sugar, so soft. I love it. And the dp is from CTMH. I colored my image with my Copics (BV23, BV31, G21, YG11, Y11, Y13, V000), added a ribbon and a few pearls. Viola!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feeling inspired...

Good day everyone,

Nothing better than a lovely day just relaxing and enjoying the weather. I feel inspired by all the new goodies that I got yesterday and the amazing wonderful tutorial from one of the Softpencil DT's Ann-Marije, coloring with colored pencils. Here is the link to the tutorial if you are interested.

I used the sketch from Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 93. And the stamp set is also Penny Black Thinking of You. So, I used my Koh-i-Noor colored pencils and blended them with gamsol. And the paper is from DCWV and Memory Box Rhubarb tart.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bite Me!

Happy Saturday! Hope you all are have a great weekend. It's also the first day of Spring. Smiley from The weather is beautiful here! I spent my day hanging out with good friends, we brought yummy muffins from Gingerbread House in Wakefield, MA, and went shopping at a scrapbooking store called Absolutely Everything in Topsfield. And yes, they do have absolutely everything!

Have a good one, off to watch Twilight New Moon, the DVD is out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Need some color therapy!

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Woohoo!!! Hooray! So excited, it's finally Friday! I have this weekend off, just 8 more hours of work! Yessss! It have been a rough week, for some silly reason... my back has been killing me. Anyways, I needed some color therapy this morning, so I colored! :)

And yesterday, I saw the Etsy Inspired Challenge #79 reminder, this week... they featured 3 Dots Jewelry, a fabulous jewelry shop. So I picked a brown cardstock and paired it with Amuse woodgrain paper. I used the sketch layout from Whimsical Wednesdays: The Diehrich Dare, and colored the image with Copics markers and Spica pens, added some wasbi paper tape, flowers and some blings.
Hope you like this! And I'm going to color some more... Smiley from

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ivan the Pirate...

Two posts today... Please scoll down to see the Softpencil Thursday's post!
Off to sea... Then he found a treasure chest! I bet there is lots of goodies in there. Smiley from

Isn't he a cutie? Ivan the Pirate. What a fun project! The challenge for this week is to create a background for Ivan. At first, I was totally stump... what can I do? My brain was thinking... a compass, a map... But then, my good friend Crissy came to the rescue, her son loves everything pirates. She lend me a Cuttlebug die cut with the pirate theme... totally cool!

Goodies that I used:
Tim Holtz distressing ink pad in tea dye, MS cardstock, Copics (E000, E00, E31, E41, E43, E44, E49, E55, E57, R20, R59, Y02, YG03, W0, W2), shimmerz in silver bells, SMOOCH in molasses.

Don't forget to check out the AiFactory crew!

Softpencil Thursday

Did you see all the goodies at the Softpencil's blog yesterday? No! Here is the link! Well, the result for our guest designer, two AWESOME St. Patrick's Day cards, and 3 video tutorials, and more...

And for this week, the DT girls have the honor to work with this beautiful mandala called Labyrinth of Love, it's created by Elizabeth's sister, Natalia. I wanted to do something girly, so I used these pretty shimmer papers from Amuse. I printed out 3 mandalas, colored it with Copic RV91, Copic Spica Pen in pink and lilac. And I also inked the edges with Tim Holtz distressing ink pad in dusty concord.

Please visit the other Softpencil DT's blogs, their links are on my sidebars.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


What? OHDBCGA? It means Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Give-A-Away at the InStyle Stamp blog. Click HERE to check out the yummy candy!

I love these two little chicks, aren't they so cute? The image is called Falling Chicks. And the challenge for the OHDBCGA is to use the color combination of yellow and green.

Goodies that I used:
Bazzill cardstock, dp from Cosmo Cricket, pretty ribbon, Copics (G40, Y000, Y15, Y23, Y32, Y38, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG45), blings, and stickles in lime green.

Happy St Patrick's Day! Smiley from

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

LOTS of blings!

Yay!!! I finally made an Alice's card... as I told you that I watched Alice in the Wonderland yesterday, I have been dying to make something related to the movie. Plus, I'm in need of some craft time after a very stressful weekend. Blah, blah, BLAH. Smiley from millan.netAnyways, I need to do less talking... Just want to pop in and show off all my blings!!! :)

Off I go again, I need some St Patty's cards.

Oh yes, don't forget to stop by the Softpencil's blog to vote for your favorite card!!! The winner will become the guest Softpencil DT for the first 2 weeks of April!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Angelfish gel card tutorial.

Happy Monday!!!

Earlier this month's sneak peak for InStyle Stamps, I made this Angelfish gel card and I would like to share this with you.

Let's start with 3 pieces of cardstock, 1 piece of pattern paper (My Mind's Eye Ooh la la), 2 Angelfish Instyle images, a zip lock bag, and my circle nestabilites.

My card is a square card 5"x5".

But cut your card base 5" x 10 1/4", then score at 5" and 5 1/4" (which will create extra room for the gel).

Then cut your pattern paper to a 4 3/4"x 4 3/4" square, then use the chalk ink to ink the edges. Now go ahead and adhesive to the front of the card.

Then, cut one 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square with your white cardstock and one more 4 3/4" square with your base color cardstock (that's the back of the front of the card).

You will also need to "temporarily"adhere the back of the front of the card (the extra 4 3/4" square from your base color cardstock).

Place the round nestiabilites as desired, then run it through with the Cuttlebug.
(Since it has 3 layers of paper, you might have to run it through a few times.)

Using the darker cardstock, create a round frame with 2 round nestabilies, see picture below.
Also you will have to cut 2 of these frames (one for the front and one for the back).

Now, for the inside...

First, squeeze some hair gel (about a droplet) into the zip lock bag, spread the hair gel evenly in the bag, then get rid of the excess air and close the bag. You don't need a lot. Try a droplet first, then adjust as needed. Secure the zip lock bag on the card with double-sided tape.

Then cover the front back of the card, and the 2nd nestiabilities round frame.

Then go ahead and chalk the 4 3/4" white square cardstock (both aqua & blue, plus I also added some yellow on the top).
Then run it through with the Sizzix embossing folder. If it doesn't fit the whole paper, it's okay to leave the lower bottom part of the paper un-embossed, you'll be able to work it out, you'll see!
Now, using a piece of scrap paper, mix a droplet of Tim Holtz stickles of Broken China and Antique Linen and apply it on the bottom of the card to create the bottom of the ocean.
Then, color your Angelfish (I colored mine with Copic Markers in C3, C4, C7, R17). And I also added some Joblee sticklers to complete the look. Viola!

Hope you like it and will give it a try.