5th Challenege - VCMW : Step Stair Card

My very first time to create a step stair card and it is simply the rule of the day - create a step stair card =)

Geez! With less sleep for the past few days my mind couldn't think clearly. It took a lot of time for me to conceptualize the design. What I have in my mind is to create a card that represents my 2 great crafty friends plus me. So, I opted to make a FRIENDSHIP card. I adore vibrant colors so I definitely used some of the bright colors that I have.

Materials Used:

Cardstocks by: Panduro, DCWV, Laura Ashley

Punchers by Martha Stewart : Doily lace, Double Scallop, Floral Lace

Promarkers: poppy, berry red, maroon, rose pink, pastel pink, dusky pink, pumpkin, lemon, canary, meadow green, apple, marsh green, pastel green, cornflower, lilac, blush, ivory, warm grey 2, warm grey 4, cool grey 5, black

Blending Chalks
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Distressed Stripes
American Crafts Ribbon
Perma Crystal Beads
Spellbinders - Scallop Rectangle
Bungers Mini Brads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Antique Linen, Old Paper
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Greeting Farm Rubber Stamps - Rain, Snow, Shine
Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamp - # CI-234
Sentiment Stamp by Panduro - Forever Friends
White Pen by Sakura


4th Challenge - VCMW : Pop Up Card

Rule of the day:
We will be using color scheme: black & white with any one other color.

Creating Pop Up Cards is really fun but a little engineering is kind'a the wacky part. It's not my first time to create a pop art card so it's not a new thing for me but there are many ways to create such a card from the simplest technique to the intricate ones.

I created a card with a theme of THANKFULNESS. I'm so thankful that I met Joan and Claire, which by the way we are the 3 crafters doing this VCMW. I'm thankful because they have been guiding me in many ways and we have nourished our friendship as much as we can. I'm thankful because of them I learned many wonderful things in the world of paper crafting. Most of all, I'm so thankful that we 3 agreed to have this Virtual Card Making Week as our way of bonding moments PLUS, I'm beginning to feel comfortable in card making.

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Thank You
CTMH Stamp Pad - White Daisy
Versacolor Stamp Pad - Black
DCWV Cardstocks (Black, Emerald Green, Orange)
Panduro Ribbon
Panduro Buckles
Panduro Girl Paper Clip
Panduro Double-Sided Cardstock
Pearl Maker - White
Inkadinkado Clear Stamp (Sentiment)
Black Crystals
MS Edge Puncher - Picket Fence
Panduro Mini Flower Puncher

These are my previous pop-up cards:


Made a mistake of using more than 1 color hehehehehehehehe but my card was accepted =D


3rd Day Challenge - VCMW : Unusual Shaped Card

Rules for the Day :
  1. is to make an unusual shape card WITHOUT using Cricut Machine or any Die-Cut Tool and commercial stencils or templates.
  2. stamping is a must.
Geez! This is like working and creating back in the old days were paper crafting is simply done by hand ... pencils ... and scissors.

Creating my own template is not a first time for me coz I have done own my diaper card and shoe case card this year:

As always I had fun creating the 3rd challenge for the day. I really enjoyed stamping and coloring the dress .... adding crystals and ribbons. It was like during my college days in Fine Arts, when I had to design 12 textiles as part of my theses. We were required to make each design at 60 x 40 size illustration board and all drawn and hand painted!!!!

Anyway, here are the materials I used in creating the set of cards:
Kuretake cardstocks
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Acrylic Stamps by: Mandy's Zoo, Inkadinkado, Printworks
ProMarker Pens : Lilac, Amethyst, Cinnamon, Emerald, Marsh Green, Agean
American Crafts Ribbon
Kuratake Eyelet

Haahahhahahahahahaha if you will look closely, the shape of my card is not perfect BUT i'm still proud of it coz the set was made with so much love, joy, and laughter.
Stamping the skirt is really an enjoyable moment for me =D


(Flower Shaped) Christmas Money Holder

I'm not in my real self this day :(
A big event is coming for me - will be catering for 60 people!!!! I'm so glad I have my friend to do this venture together. It all started when she asked if I would love to cater for 30 people the other Sunday and said yes and it was a huge success :O

I couldn't concentrate on what set of menus we will be presenting plus we're going to have a food sampling within this week. Although I have prepared set menus last week, the coming event will be kind'a different coz it will be more of Filipino food ... I think. I do have secret recipes when it comes to Filipino food but part of me is not in so much favor. Most of the guests are swedish and I know they love Thai food so I guess mix of swedish, thai, and filipino food will be the best. Oh well, we'll see ...... my friend and I will have a meeting tomorrow. The funny thing is we just wanted to have extra money to burn hahahahahahaha and we're not planning to put up a catering business ... for now. Both of us are just playing like little kids hahahahahahaha.

Due to my mind's instability this day, I ended up creating sets of flower-shaped Christmas money holder. Remember my last year's money bag holder? http://jerosha.multiply.com/photos/album/84/Money_Bag_Cards_for_Christmas_2008

Didn't want to make the same style this year so this day i decided to create flower shapes instead. Maybe tomorrow will create more but different style =D

largest Spellbinder - Scallop Nestablities
Spellbinder - Round Nestablities
Bear Shaped Clear Stamps ( no brand - from a magazine)
CTMH Stamp Pad - Daisy white
Red and Green Ribbons
left-over cardstocks
"God Jul greetings" rubber stamps by Slojd o Detaljer
"Happy New Year " rubber stamps by Panduro
Promarkers to color stamp images
Martha Stewartt Edge Puncher - checker board
Pearl Maker - Gold and Silver
3D foam pads
light brown craft chalk

Sample of Back part is below.

2nd Challenge - VCMW

Rules for the day: a Halloween or a Christmas Card using 1 image cut by Cricut Expression, 2 stamped images (colored, if possible) and 1 image cut using your Spellbinder dies. You are free to use any color scheme or any sketches that pleases you.

When I read the rules for the 2nd day, it literally gave me shivers coz I only played with my cricut once and that was when I tried my SCAL. After that day I had no time to play more with my cricut :(

Being a not so "techy" person, I have no exact idea how the machine really works but I just have to try my best in order for me to complete the requirements for the day.

Materials Used:
Ornament Background Rubber Stamp by Panduro
Embossing Powder (Black)
Promarkers : ice grey 1, sandstone, blossom, maroon, and marsh green
Crystal beads for the christmas tree
(unbranded) Christmas sentiment clear stamp
Cricut Cartridge - Stretch Your Imagination
SU Ticket Punch

Lessons I learned for the day:
1. It's so nice to color intricate images when the image has been embossed.

2. Know you cricut machine well en toto play, play, play.


1st Challenge VCMW: Kaleidoscope Card

Some people call it Pyramid Card and to some it is Kaleidoscope Card but one thing for sure it is indeed layering =O

My 2 great crafty friends and Iagreed to have a Virtual Card Making (VCM) wherein we will be creating 6 kinds of cards. I find it so fun and really challenging. The best part is our friendship goes deeper as we tackle the challenges. I get to know them more because aside from playing together in making the cards, I get to see how they expresses their creativity for the day's challenge. And the most awesome part, we're gonna swap the cards amongst us as soon as the last challenge is done hihihihihihihihihihi. Can't wait to have their cards hahahahahahahaha.

First Day Challenge : The twist of this challenge is we will be using stamped images to make a kaleidoscope instead of a picture.

When I read the challenge I almost fainted coz that will be difficult for me hahahahahahhahhahahaha plus need to find the right measurements for each layer.

Anyway, here's my card and I pray that I did well =D
Size of the card is A6 (big huh?!) I kind'a like the distress look of my card all because of forgetting to rub-off thin layer of the stamp using sandpaper.

Materials Used:
Sizzix Texturz Plate - Tween Flowers and Leaves
Stampin' Up Happiness Rubber Stamp
Ribbon by American Crafts
Felt Bird
Bronze and Gold Beads
Stampin' Up Pads ( Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum)
CTMH Pads ( Goldrush, Blush, Desert Sand)


2nd Batch of Christmas Cards

Last Oct 16 afternoon till late evening, I got so bored at home. I ended up getting bored coz I don't exactly know how to organize my other room at the basement. The room is filled with more of my craft materials ... spring and summer clothes .... shoes of all sorts .... my ever-growing collection of bags .... cuttleries .... and boxes of toys and clothes that my son no longer use. For me to organize that room needs a miracle hehehehehehehe. I ended up picking all the plums from the ground at the garden and threw. After that, I went to my craft room and created few Christmas cards.

I was so determined to use 3D-decoupage on every card for the day coz I've got few left-overs from last year. No stamping on this batch of cards except for 2 cards but did play with some of my Martha Stewart punchers and Cuttlebug embossing folders. I used ribbons, pearl makers, and stickles plus my son's reindeer mini puncher and "God Jul" letter puncher.

Click the photo and you will be directed to my gallery for detailed viewing of each card.

1st Batch of Christmas Cards 2009

While hubby was busy helping her daughter last Oct 8, my step-daughter, move things in her very first own apartment, I opted to stay at home and tried my best to start creating Christmas cards to be sold. Last year I sold 100 cards making those for a very limited time. This year, I thought of .... got inspired to start making the cards earlier.

Mostly, I played with stickles, embossing powders, dimensional glue, Just-Rite Jumbo stamps, spellbinders, wooden embellishments, few holiday stamps that I have, embossing folders, and of course ribbons.

Will try my best to make some more ... at least everyday so I will have great cards to be sold.

Click the link below to see each card =D

TDS Issue #18

Geez! Why do I always forget to update my blogger? :(

Mid this week, next issue of The Daily Scrapper (issue #19) will be out and I'd better inform you all about Issue #18.

Go check out what we have for this issue coz it's all about halloween =D. I created lollipop wrappers this time.

Here's the link = My lollipop wrappers
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