This Tooth Fairy Is Ready!!

Hello folks..

If you follow me via FB, you may already know that for the last month, DS has been obsessed with losing his 1st tooth and making me test it daily. Well – if I concentrate hard enough, it might just wiggle 1/100 of an inch that day. Well, it’s been a month and nothing is happening yet. Oh and he has tested the market place too – the tooth fairy market place that is – and he found out that the tooth fairy brought 1 friend “paper money”, another “round money” and yet another got candy!! I quickly squelch that candy thought ‘coz this tooth fairy is not encouraging tooth decay in brand new teeth.

Since we’re on a month long family vacation this month and I will be no where near my crafting supplies, I thought it might be prudent for this tooth fairy to be ready just in case it does decide to fall out while we are away. Here is my heavenly arsenal:

The cute stars sticker is from Momenta, the stamps are from My Time Made Easy and the delicious glitter is from Stampendous!

Let’s hope I don’t have to test the tooth much longer.


Stampendous & Resin Craft collaborates!

Good morning friends,

All of this entire week, the Stampendous team is showcasing what you could do with resin from Resin Craft blog and I have discovered, you can do ALOT with stamps and resin!! Oh and I have never worked with resin before and it’s so easy to use that anyone can use it. So hold on to your seats and get ready for plenty of inspiration and multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies.

For my 1st resin and stamp project, I did a stamped resin buttons for a layout. Here it is:

I love the juxtapose between the neat and clean layout design with the splash of painty mess – the dribbles of paint and the glittery painty resin buttons. Here is a close up of those buttons:

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock: Recollections

Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances, Little Yellow Bicycle

Stamps: Stampendous Jumbo Songbird, Altered Type Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps, Retro Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps

Ink/Paint: Tsukineko, Ranger

Mist: October Afternoon

Glitter: Stampendous Glitz Glitter

Ribbon/Twine: Craft Supplies

Tags: K & Co

Button: Michael’s dollar bin

Resin: Envirotex

Chipboard Sticker: Crate Paper

Clear Stickers: DCWV

Border Punch: Fiskars

Border Stickers: Momenta

Adhesive: Scotch & Kuretake

Don’t forget to check out the other talented Stampendous team ladies showcasing their projects today.

Lynn Mercurio

Melinda Gleissner

Wendy Price

Pam Hornshu

Are there prizes?? Of course!! 3 -prizes of jewelry resin, bottle cap, bevel, button plus SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps and open to US and Canadian residents too! Leave me a comment – Happy hopping and good luck!


You take the Cake card

Good morning peeps,

I am still on vacation. We are currently in Hong Kong visiting Disneyland tomorrow and will be here for a week before heading back to Singapore again. It’s been a pretty exhausting couple of weeks so far – with all the traveling with 2 kids in tow and dealing with jetlag. Thankfully I made this card before I left MN … so here it is:

All the papers and sticker is from Momenta. I love how the green pops from the black card base. This is one of those cards anyone can whip up in 10 minutes or less. Give it a whirl!


Stampendous/ClearScraps Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone!

All of this entire week, the Stampendous & ClearScraps design teams have been partnering and bringing you the best of both worlds – stamps and chipboard and acrylic albums merged into 1 FABULOUS and FUN combination!  If you have never stamped on acrylic or chipboard, or if you do it regularly, get ready for plenty of inspiration and multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies.

Today is the final hop of the week where you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions‘ blog or the Clear Scrap blog to the design team members blogs for your viewing pleasure. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity and take stamping beyond just cards!

Here is a mini album I made that keeps all our fun memories and that I’m using for the hop:


I used the ClearScrap Mixable Sassy 8×8 album for the project of course and about 12 different Stampendous stamps (dream text, kiddo hula, storybook alphabet, cling tire tree, cowlick sunflower, travel notes, summer leaves, cowlick tractor, for him, cling ice pop, kiddo dance, nest egg). The papers I used were all from Momenta. Check out the Stampendous project page to see the detailed list of supplies and step by step instructions.

We’ve got three huge prize packages to give away featuring Stampendous Class A’Peel Stickers, Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps, Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, a ClearScraps Album just like ours, two Send it Clear Cards from Clear Scraps, an additional ClearScraps product (varies), a colored StazOn ink pad from Tsukineko, an opaque StazOn pad from Tsukineko (with refill), some Sponge Daubers and some Ink Blushersfrom imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. You can win our prizes in three ways -

  • Comment here on our blog – all week  -  we’ll choose one winner from the Mon – Fri Comments
  • Check us out on Facebook! We’ll keep our ClearScraps collaboration posts at the top. Click SHARE and share them on your wall. We’ll draw a winner from all the folks who SHARE our posts this week (through Saturday’s hop)
  • Comment on our Hop! Saturday will be our big Blog Hop – comment on the blogs and we’ll enter you once for each comment!

Plus – ClearScraps has a passel of prizes as well. You can win them by visiting and commenting on their blog!

Leave me some love (and follow my blog if you will, not necessary to win) before you hop along.

Stampendous Impressions –
Clear Scraps
Jennifer Dove Bonner –
Taylor Usry –
Cyndi Bundy –
Kristine Reynolds –
Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) –  (you are here!)
Pam Hornschu –
Janelle Stollfus –
Suzanne Czosek –
Wendy Jordan –
Lynn Mercurio –
Wendy Price –
Melinda Gleissner –
Jennifer Ingle (Jingle) –
Susie Moore –
Krissy Fossmeyer –
Tenia Nelson –

April Derrick –



My summer party is about to begin.

Good morning everyone,

How is your summer coming along? We are heading to Singapore for our summer vacation in a few days! Not looking forward to the 24-hour flight but very much looking forward to getting there. Someone needs to invent a real life teleport that works not just on TV.

Here is a card I like very much because it’s so me – pretty card with a touch of whimsy.

The flowers are from Prima, I don’t know where the leaf came from – it was stuck on my son’s backpack when he came back from school. It looks too cool not to use it – ya, I’m like that. The papers and the party banner are from Momenta. Love that party banner – I can use it on so many things.

I’ll still be around on my vacation – just maybe not quite as frequently – so hang in there with me. I hope you’re having a good summer.


A Simple Hello card

Good morning everyone,

Sick as a dog today – so here is a short post with a simple card.


Papers are from Momenta, stamp is from Stampendous and bling is from Want 2 Scrap. Edges were cut with a pinking shears – love that new tool of mine.

Have a great day!


Thank You Sew much

Good morning everyone,

Lately, I’ve been noticing and feeling extra blessed -  lots of lovely comments I’ve gotten from my online friends, lots of Mother’s Day prezzies and cards from my family, just simply lots of kind attention … so here is a thank you card for you all …


All the papers and stickers on the card are from Momenta. The little sewing machine is from American Crafts and the spool is from Maya Road. That measuring tape ribbon is an old twill ribbon I had in my stash for eons because I didn’t know how to use it – I guess if you wait long enough, everything comes back into style.


Sing a Song of Birthdays

Good morning everyone!

I need to replenish my birthday card stash, for some reason, most everyone I know has their birthday in the last quarter of 2011 with some trickling over to the new year … hence meet today’s card!

All the papers are from Momenta. I love the embossed cardstock under the sentiment – I only wished it showed better on the photos. The bling is from Want to Scrap and with much regrets,  I don’t remember where the ribbon is from. I hope you have had a great National Scrapbook Day yesterday!


A little birdie told me …

Hello everyone!

I am positively in Crafter’s Companion heaven this 2 weeks – last week was the new release for a new Humphrey Collection of stamps and this week, a new SWALK collection of stamps! Just cutest overdose I tell ya!

This set was colored with Spectrum Noir pens (hair and bird: all 4 CT colors + GB5; apron, bow and shoe: PP3,PP4, PP5; green dress: DG2, DG3, DG4; skin: FS2, FS3, PP1). Don’t afraid to go outside the color family to get the colors you want – I did that with the hair so I could get a great contrast and to match my my paper too, which is from Momenta. I trimmed the top and bottom edge with a pinking shears and stitched the image on the patterned paper diagonally on all 4 corners.

I decorated the insides with a bird so that I may stamp any sentiment when I need to use the card.

I hope you have fun trying something new.


My 1st 5″ x 7″ card

Hi there …

This is the 1st time I’m making a card this size. I know it’s probably more postage but I kinda like the larger space to work with.

Check it out …

It’s loaded full of Momenta stickers, papers, sentiment. Ribbon is from Fancy Pants. Kinda cool to have that much space to play with. Think of the possibilities! I might have to try another one.


Another Momenta card

Hello folks!

It’s been a busy kinda week for me IRL. My daughter is done with her play school schedule for the school year and I’m adjusting to having to be her sole source of entertainment – hence the busy week. I’m sure I’ll get the hang on it soon enough.

In the mean time, here is a quick short post for you today – I’d like to share my Momenta card.

Except for the gems, everything you see is from Momenta.


My Paper Cone Wreath

Well hello everyone,

I hope you are all well – I just noticed that in less than a month, I will be celebrating my 1 year blogoversary! How time flies – I can’t believe I have been blogging for 1 year already. Stay tune for some blog candy giveaway … in the mean time,

I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and this is what I’ve been doing …

… making paper cones (about 75 of them – roughly half of them in 3″ squares and half in 4″ squares).

I rolled them on the diagonal into paper cones – adhering the larger cones on the outer ring of the wire wreath and the smaller ones on the inner ring with a hot glue gun. I  glued flowers with button center at the base of the cones to hide any seams and gaps on the wreath. Added the “welcome” greeting on red burlap and spellbinders die and adhere them on 1/8″ wooden dowels. All papers were made from Momenta Chloe’s Garden Pyramid paper pack - I used about 6 different double-sided sheet of patterned paper and there was still more left in the stack! That stack really goes a long way!

Glad I got my wreath done just in time for Spring!


Momenta Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

Meet today’s card:

It’s a Momenta birthday card – card base, papers, round sentiment sticker and frame – all from Momenta. It’s a one-stop shop. My ribbon is some leftover from my craft supplies (I think it may be from Offray but I could be wrong) and my embossed label sentiment is created my Dymo label maker.

p/s: how do you like my recent changes in photography? I’ve finally dug out the DSLR camera and learning how to use it properly – believe it or not, I could get it to photograph better than my point and shoot!! clearly user error!


May I have your support?

Good morning my friends,

This is my 2nd post for the day.

I have an exciting announcement today I can barely contain my glee! I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist on the Heartfelt Creations design team call … yeah yeah yeah!!

Frankly, I never actually thought I will get this far. So it certainly came as a VERY pleasant surprise.

I do need your help to get me to the final round

** Please go to the Heartfelt Creations blog (right here) and vote for me.**

Your input will be taken into account by the selection committee and in return, you will be entered to receive a $50 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate.

Wanna see the projects I submitted to get me here … here it is:


Momenta Feature

Hi everyone,

Momenta is featuring 1 of my cards I made for them on their blog, together with some of my other D-lite team members.

Here is the one that is on the Momenta blog today:

One of the things I love about Momenta products is the wide array of products they have that it makes very quick and easy cards. I made this card using a Momenta card base (instant fancy background), Momenta patterned paper all from 1 paper pack, Momenta sentiment sticker and frame. I added some twine and flowers I had in my stash and another instant card in less than 10 mins.

Give it a try – you’d be surprise how even a non crafter can whip up a simple card such as this without much effort. It’s confidence boosting too!

Happy Crafting!


Momenta Haircut Layout

Hello everyone,

I think I’ve got it! I’ve been stuck in the card making mode for a while, then a layout making mode – and I found it difficult switching gears. But I think I finally figured it out – so I’d like to share a layout I made of my little Emma’s 1st haircut … it’s a 2 pager but not one of those 2 pager that has the same layout (hence I didn’t digitally stitch it together)

Page 1: Before

Page 2: After

Page 2 was actually an inspiration from a magazine layout. I wish I scanned in the magazine page before tossing it out.

All my pretty feminine papers are from Momenta – Chloe’s Garden Pyramid Paper Pad.

p/s: notice the new blog design?? you likie?



My Happy Place

Good morning everyone,

I haven’t been able to shake off the cold I got from my kids last week – you know how it goes, kids sick, me sick, kids sick, me sick, round and round it goes and so I’ve been feeling crummy lately. But I always manage to get to my happy place in my craft room – I’ve been meaning to take pictures of my crafting space as I’m redecorating it in our new home … I will get to it I promise.

Well, here is today’s card:

Made this all with Momenta products – papers, chipboard flower and sentiment. Well, the twine is from Divine twine. Love the happy colors and these stickers just make life so easy – anyone can get this card done in 10 mins or less. I can’t wait to do more Momenta shopping for next quarter.

I hope you can get to your happy place too.



Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hello all,

I was completely taken by surprise and totally flattered when Tui Nathan from Our Creative Corner contacted me and asked if I would like to guest design for them. Of course I said yes – I had been playing in their challenges for a while and love the work of their design team. They also have a few new team members in place since January this year.

Well, this week’s challenge is black and white with a splash of color! Mine is a big splash of red …

Most of the supplies on the card is from Momenta – since my DT box just came from them and it’s conveniently sitting next to my craft table waiting to be used or put away. Only the white pearl-centered flower is from Offray. The doily die is from Papertrey Ink.

Everyone is welcome to play along. If you upload your card/project to SCS, please use the keyword OCCC. We do require that your project be a new project and not back-linked to a project made before this challenge started. Please be sure you link back to the OCC blog post in order to be eligible for our Top Talent award.  This challenge closes at 11:59 p.m.Eastern Time on March 2nd.

Have fun!


Stencilled Florals

Hi everyone,

Today is my 1st post as part of the Momenta D-lite team. I’ve been spoilt by Momenta with such generous products and this is one that I created from my box of goodies.

Frankly, I didn’t even know Momenta made stencils. I have only ever bought Momenta papers and stickers. It’s so easy to create a card from stencils – all I did was colored inside the stencil with some distressed ink and I have a card topper to use. Threw in some twine and a sentiment sticker and I have a quick and easy card made in less than 15 mins.

I love how this one turned out and I think I will definately be using more stencils in my crafting arsenal.


Stampendous Colored Fragments Blog Hop

Hello peeps!


This Saturday the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you…we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month!  Pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed!

We’ve asked our Design Team to use our new Color Fragments for this Blog Hop, creating a card, scrapbook page, or out of the box project with these little bits of pure color. Color Fragments can be applied with any adhesive, mixed with resins, paints, clays, or just used around the house in plants, fish bowls, candles, soaps, any craft you care to tackle. They are non-toxic, don’t melt at normal embossing temperatures, and you can easily crush them if you desire smaller flakes or different shapes. You’ll love our five spring colors, and you’ll adore what our team has done with them.  Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:

Here is my card using the deliciously shabby blue colored fragments:

Here is a closer look at those fragments – I mixed together the shabby blue embossing enamels, with the gold glitter and powder blue color fragments and melted it into a nice crusty finish on my card – I then inked the edges up with rusty hinged distressed ink – love the pop of orange on the blue embossing enamels:

If you have not checked out this month’s great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog.  Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:

Wendy Price

Stephanie Lee (er – this would be me)
& a very special guest designer for our blog hop

As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs.  Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:





Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!!  You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address. 

And don’t forget….We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge!  Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you’ve loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.


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