Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Softpencil Tuesdays!

Hello and how are you today? It's time for another Softpencil Tuesday, today I'm featuring another new digi called Rainy Cloud from the Sky Collection. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey marjolaine. And since I can't find a matching ribbon to match the cloud... so, I used a white ribbon and colored it with my Copic Marker. I also used glossy accent on the rain drops and the cloud too.

I hope you like it and don't forget that Softpencil is running an Anniversary Challenge, you still have until tonight to finish... Click HERE for details! For some speedy inspiration, please feel free to visit the rest of the DT ladies!

Monday, May 30, 2011

My very first craft VIDEO!

Hello and happy Monday! How are you? Yea... I have gone mad making video, and here it's... my very first craft video. I recently learned this super cool technique a few months back. I know, I know... it's nothing new. But it think it's awesome!

And here is a card that I made using this technique, I love this adorable little flower girl from Penny Black, she is super sweet. I used the Sizzix starry night embossing folder instead, and used the Hero Arts shadow ink in soft green.

I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for stopping by.

P.S. Yes, there will be more videos coming... Smiley from millan.net

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A great date with hubby...

Hello and happy weekend to you! Sorry I don't have a crafty project for you today, instead... how about a very yummy video?
Hubby and I decided to enjoy the beautiful day out in Boston.Smiley from millan.net If you know me well, you know that I love food and I love to take pictures of it too. Well, I hope you enjoy it... it was a fun easy video that I made from my iPad. Smiley from millan.net

Friday, May 27, 2011


Woohoo, it's Friday!!! I'm super super excited, because I have a 4 days weekend!!! I have a very simple card for you today. I'm so proud that I even used my Cricut!! I'm so bad, the Cricut is sitting in front of me everyday, but I hardly touches it... My half year resolution is to use my Cricut at least once a week... I used the Love Struck cartridge... I love love love the heart, so pretty!

Challenge entered:
Crafty Creations #120 - Get well theme
Crafting for All Seasons - anything goes
Truely Scrumptious - anything goes

I hope you like it and have a WICKED happy Friday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Off to the park!!!

Hello hello, how are you today? What a beautiful day here, the weather is great... woohoo! I wish I can go to the park just like Jordy, but too bad I have to work today, boo! Oh well, it's all good.Smiley from millan.net Anyways, I was soooo excited when I found this AWESOME paper from Echo Park Paper Summer Days, it's totally perfect for this stamp set from Chi Chi Memories Happy Carnival set.

I used felt to create some grass... because I wanted to try out my new Memory Box scalloped border die (plus, I haven't use felt forever), it worked like a charm, I love it. I can't wait to cut some more for these border... Hmmmm... what else can I make? Flowers?

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Howdy! How are ya? Not too much going on for me. Just dropping in and want to say hello. Here is a card with the super adorable Cheeky Shooter from the Greeting Farm. I hope you like it and see you tomorrow.

The sun is out... I'm going to enjoy it a bit before heading to work. Smiley from millan.net

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Softpencil Tuesdays!

Hello! How are you today? I have another Softpencil creation for you today. I used the new image called Hanging on a Star from the newly released Sky Collection. I recently purchased some honey comb paper pad in light blue (here is the info about them), how perfect to make the star popped!

Don't forget you still have plenty of time to join us for the Softpencil Anniversary Challenge, you have until May 31st to enter, one winner will receive $15 at the Softpencil shop. More details, check it out HERE.

Have a good day or night! Smiley from millan.net

Monday, May 23, 2011

What a bargain????

Hello and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend. Hubby and I went to Newport, RI for the weekend, and on the way home... Of course, we have to stop by a scrapbooking store, Right at Home scrapbooking, North Attleboro, MA. And they were having a yard sale... Woohoo! And what a bargain??? Each item was between 50 cents to $2 (but most of them were $1, hehe!).Smiley from millan.net

I especially love this set of Bo Bunny stamp which I got it for only $1.Smiley from millan.net

So, I put it to use... I wanted to play along the WOW Black and White Color Combo challenge over at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog. I created a cool background with the 'nesting' stamp.

Well, I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 20, 2011

TGIF.. is it summer yet?

Woohoo, it's Friday. How are you this lovely day?
It has been raining for days, but I think the sun is peeking out today. Smiley from millan.net What a perfect timing for me to use the Summer Fairy from the Greeting Farm. I used the new Basic Grey sweet thread 6x6 paper pad and I'm loving the color theme. I hope you like it and have a fabulous weekend.

Challenge entered:
TTCRD Challenge #2 - Any Winged Thing
Fab 'n' Funky #73 - Make you own bloom
Crafty Creations #119 - May flowers

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #32.

Hello and happy Thursday. It is time for another Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #32. Since it had been raining here for days... I just have to use this adorable image called Rainy Days, you can find it HERE. And while I was creating this card, I remembered that I brought this super cute paper from scrapbooking store in Vermont while I was visiting my good friend (it's from Prima, the umbrella collection, sweet talk), how perfect?

And here is the sketch, I hope you will join us, you will have 2 weeks to play along for a chance to win some CCM digi's. For more details, please visit the CCM blog!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Softpencil Tuesdays...Part II

Hello hello, as promised! I'm back with another Softpencil card. I made this card for the Softpencil Anniversary Challenge, the theme is glitter and rhinestones! Since glitter and blings are the theme... of course, I have to use the new Sky Collection image. I chose the image called 'Hanging on a star'.

I hope you like it and please visit the Softpencil blog for more details, the anniversary challenge will run for 2 weeks, a lucky winner will win $10 voucher for the Softpencil shop. Can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Softpencil Tuesdays and more...

Ahoys matey and proud beauty! Smiley from millan.net

It's Tuesday... a great day for Softpencil! So, you have already seen the new Sky Collection. Don't you just love them? Plus, did you see the new Graduation Girl? No, you can check it out HERE!

A couple of things are happening this week...

First, Softpencil is sponsoring Tip Top Tuesdays this week, the theme is 'One for the kids'. I decided to use the Sweet Pirate! I just adorable him, especially with his little teddy bear. He travels the world and looks for his treasure.Smiley from millan.net So, where are you on the map? If you are lucky... you can win a $10 voucher to the Softpencil shop!

Plus, you heard it... and we have been talking about this for weeks. Since, this month is Softpencil Anniversary, we are going to have our own challenge too! Woohoo!!! Another chance to win free digi's! The theme is Glitter and Rhinestones! The challenge will run for 2 weeks and winner will be announced on May 31st. For more details, check out the Softpencil blog!

I will be back later with my Softpencil's Anniversary Challenge card, so stay tune!
Smiley from millan.net

Monday, May 16, 2011

Love ya!

Hello and happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I crafted all day on Sunday, woohoo! Here is a card that I made with Simply Betty Stamps Sally from the Sweet Gothic World Kids Birthday collection. The sketch is from Deconstructing Jen, you can see the beautiful sketch HERE!

On to the card, I decided to use the 'kissing' technique for the background. I used the Large fabric design background stamp from Hero Arts and the script from Artful Illusion (sorry, it's very hard to see the script writing).

Deconstructing Jen - sketch #1
Simply Betty Challenge - Simply for mom
Dessert Islands Crafty Challenge #8 - pattern paper, image, bling, flowers
Crafty Creations #118 - Anything goes

I hope you like it and have a fabulous day!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another simple card but with a TWIST!

Hi hi, how are you? Happy happy Sunday, I have a simple card for you today. I recently saw these adorable stamps set called Turtle from Inky Antics and here is the twist... It's 3D!!! This set is a part of the Honey Comb collection. You can see them here.

Here is the inside of my card, I want this cute turtle in green, so I sprayed it with Tattered Angels evergreen chalkboard.

Copics: BG93, BG95, BG97, E25, E27, FY1, G40, YG0000, YG00, YG21, YG61, YG63, YR12, YR14

Hope you like it and have a great day!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A CAS card...

Howdy and how are you? Any plans this weekend? I'm just chilling at my craft space. I was sitting at my craft space twirling away... I was having a dumb "craft" moment... So, why not do some blog hopping. I hopped over to the Crazy 4 Challenge blog, and they mentioned today is National Chocolate Chip Day!!! Woohoo! I decided to use the color brown just to celebrate. Hmmmm.... CHOCOLATE!

I kept the card simple, but I has been insane about creating background lately... So, I distress the white cardstock with distressing ink pad in mustard seed, wild honey, and tea dye. Then I stamped beautiful script background stamp from Artful Illusions with Versamark, covered with Perfect Pearls. The main image is from Sweet Pea Stanps ching-chou kuik's inner tender.

Copics: E000, E00. E04, E11, E23, E 27, E29, E30, E33, E35, E39, E 53, E99, R11, Y23, YR23

Challenge entered:
TTCRD Challenge #1 - Anything goes!
Cute Card Thursdays #164 - It's so Distressing!

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th...

Woooo.... it's Friday the 13th!!! How about something a little funky and creepy? I love this Creepy Friday from the Greeting Farm. Don't ask why I color her face green... Hehe! I actually started her with a blue, but I changed it. The background is a stamp from Hero Arts/Basic Grey Luscious Ledger, I stamped it with clear embossing powder, then distressed with distressing ink pad in mustard seed, peeled paint, and tea dye.

I hope you like it and have a fabulous weekend.Smiley from millan.net

Thursday, May 12, 2011

CCM Thursdays

Hello and how are you? I had so much fun creating a mono-tone card the other day. So, I decided to give it another try. But I added red for this card. I used this adorable ferris wheel and the very famous clowns from CCM, Jordy and Candace. I hope you like it.

Stamp: Chi Chi Memories Happy Carnival stamps set.
Copics: C00, C1, C3, C3, C4, C5, C7, R29, R59

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

You're too sweet!

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Hope you are enjoying your day! It's a beautiful day in my neck of the wood. The flowers are blooming with a cool breeze, love it! Just want to show you what I was working on. I colored this adorable Dragonfly Tilda from Magnolia last night, she was so fun to color. The background is from a Hero Arts daisy pattern stamp with clear embossing powder, then covered with Ranger dauber acyclic ink. I have been exploring all different color medium, hehe! From Faber-Castell gelatos, alcohol inks, to acyclic dauber, etc... I'm a mad crafter scientist! And the sentiment is from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Lollipop set. I hope you like it and have a fabulous day!

Copics: B91, BG95, B97BG0000, BG00, BG10, BG13, BG72, BG75, E000, E00, E11, E35, E55, E57, E59, Y23, YG0000, YR23

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Softpencil Tuesdays!

Hello and happy Softpencil Tuesday! Last week, I showed you the very new Sky Collection. And this week, we are featuring one of the new images... This is Starry Nights! So so cute, Ratiny and Michu are chilling on the moon, hehe! Click HERE to see the whole collection!

On to my card, I was in the mood for some grey(s) today, so... I kept everything in mono tone. Since I recently re-organized my stickles, I cannot help it to add some sparkles on the moon. Smiley from millan.net

Just a reminder... this month is Softpencil Anniversary month, we are celebrating all month long... Softpencil will be hosting its own challenge on the 18th of May, the challenge will last for 2 weeks and the winner will get a $10 voucher to the shop. And while you wait... there is also a very cool tutorial by Cat at the Softpencil blog! Hop over and see!

Goodies that I used:
Stamps: Softpencil Starry Night, sentiment from Amuse
Paper: Memory Box Pixie
Copics: C00, C1, C3, C4, C5, silver spica pen
Others: Nestabilites round and stickles in silver

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! Smiley from millan.net

Monday, May 9, 2011

New cuties from Baby Buds Designs.

Hello and happy Monday! Over at the Baby Buds Designs, they are releasing 2 new Baby Buds today! They are Hannah and Emma, they are so so cute and adorable! You can find Hannah and Emma HERE!

Here is a card that I made using Hannah, I used the sketch layout from CPS card sketches. And of course, I kept in mind with the Baby Buds Designs May challenge, the theme is punches and dies, so I used one of my favorite nestabilities dies Label 14. For more details on the challenge, click here!

Stamp: Baby Buds Designs Hannah
Paper: SEI Sunny day
Copics: E00, E01, E55, E57,R20, R81, R83, R85, RV19, RV42

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A CAS card for my MOM.

Smiley from millan.net to my totally AWESOME mom and all the moms over there!
My mom.... she is absolutely amazing!!! She like simple things and she always tell me "less is more". With that said, I would like to share the CAS card that I made for her. I used the stamps set from Chi Chi Memories Happy Mommy's Day.

Copics: BG000, BG53, E000, E00, E01, E25, E27, E29, FY1, R06, R08, Y08

Have a lovely day! Hugs to all MOMS!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lots of fun with Inks and Paints...

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!Smiley from millan.net

I hope you are enjoying the weekend. A few friends and I took the Ink Paint Technique class #3 and #4 at local scrapbooking store (Absolutely Everything, Topsfield, MA) We had so much fun and learned a bunch of cool techniques.

Here are the tags that we made during the first class IP#3, each tag contains different technique focusing on Ranger dabber acrylic paints.

Here are the tags from IP #4, we were playing with Alcohol inks!!! Smiley from millan.net

And of course, can't leave the store without buying some goodies. Smiley from millan.net

Friday, May 6, 2011

Love my flowers...

Yay and TGIF!!! We all love our FLOWERS. And it's spring time and Mother's Day coming up... What a perfect excuse to create some flower cards. Well, I discovered these beautiful Heartfelt Creations stamps last year, but I didn't do too much with them. But last Friday during CKC in Manchester, I took a class from them. I fell in love with these stamps even more... they are just gorgeous. I brought a few set of stamps with matching Spellbinders. Hehe!

And here are a couple of cards that I created. For both cards, I used the Posy Patch Flowers Precut set and the Angel Trumpet Flower Precut set.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Have a great day! Hugs!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #31

Hello, it's once again Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge time, the DT team have a super fun sketch for you.

And here is my project. I got this pink picture frame (at a set of three), they were on clearance at work, woohoo! What a great buy! So, I used these adorable clown from the Happy Carnival set. I hope you like it and along the challenge. You will have 2 weeks to complete the challenge. Click HERE for more details.

Paper: October Afternoon near mint, Bazzill
Copics: BG53, E43, G28, R29, R46, RV55, Y19, YG03