Friday, November 21, 2014

{Friday} Foto Inspiration: Village Christmas Card

I took this photo a while ago at Hobby Lobby...

A photo posted by Lilian YF (@theleafstudio) on

And this is my take on it...a one-layer card...since I still need quite a lot of Christmas cards! =)

Nov SOTM It's the Little Things
D1554 Christmas Village
Artfully Sent stamp set (sentiment)
Snowhaven WOTG stamp set
embossing pen
turquoise, gold and red embossing powders
heat gun

I'm entering this card in:
1. One-Layer Simplicity #11: Home, Sweet Home
2. WAW #159: Anything Goes
3. Time Out Challenge #19: Embossing with the optional twist of sparkle

 Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Washi Meets...Birthday Party!!!

This is how washi tape can save your party...
I made these water bottle labels for my son's B party and ran out of my favorite adhesive, so I used another one. But it wasn't holding the paper in place...

Washi tape to the rescue!!!

A photo posted by Lilian YF (@theleafstudio) on

I also used washi tape to attach stamped images on picks for the cupcake toppers!

Have a nice week!

Monday, November 17, 2014

H2H Guest Designer: NO Embellishment Projects

I love embellishments...what about you?
I love stickers, gemstones, glitter, ribbon...sometimes I think I don't used them enough, though...

But wait...this week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart is NO embellishments!!!

So, since I couldn't stamp nor use ink on the previous challenges...guess what I'm going to use this week? =)

Here's the first card...using stamps and ink pads:

Supplies (CTMH):
B1439 Dreamer
D1544 Distressed Backgrounds
C1503 The Best Things
stamp set from Artbooking Cricut Collection
ShinHan Touch Twin Tender Pink Marker

On the second one, I experimented on glossy paper (aka left over photo paper)... I used alcohol inks, stamps and sketch from RetroSketches #141:

Entering this card in The Paper Players #222: Clean and Simple Thank You, 
RetroSketches #141 and WAW #158: Anything Goes
Supplies (CTMH):
B1463 Thankful Heart
Gold Metallic Marker

PiƱata Alcohol Inks & Claro Extender (Jacquard)

Last, but not least, this card was cut using the wonderful Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge...I painted it with PearlEx Watercolors and ink pad (fox):

Supplies (CTMH):
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
PearlEx Watercolors CD
black pen

You have until the end of the month to play!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Unity {be inspired} Challenge Blog Hop


I am guest hopping with wonderful designers today because my card won the Unity {be inspired} Challenge last month! (click HERE to see the card)
If you would like to start from the beginning, the hop starts on the Unity blog.

Here's the image for this month's inspiration:

Gorgeous, isn't it? =)
For my first card, I used the Card Sketch + Color Combo:

ETA (11/14/14)
1. SSS Mon Challenge: Ornaments
2. Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes
3. WAW #158: Anything Goes
4. STAMPlorations Nov Challenge: Stamps & Layers

My second card uses only the Color Combo:

Supplies from Unity Stamp Co.:
snowflakes and tag - Kit of the Month (KOM) Sep 2014 Happy, Thankful & Blessed
distressed circle sentiment - KOM Sep 2013 Happiness Has No Limit
dots background - KOM Apr 2013 You Make My Heart Puffy


Silver Shimmer Trim
Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
3-D Foam Tape
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Sequins (Hobby Lobby)
Gemstones (Studio G)
Paper Flower (Recollection)
Memento and Brilliance ink pads (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)

And don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave comments along the way to win the hop prize!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 10, 2014

H2H Guest Designer: Artfully Sent Projects


I'm the guest designer at Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenge Blog this month and the newest challenge  is NO ink allowed! 
Another week without sad! 

Just kidding! =)
This is a great opportunity for me to play with other tools other than stamps!
So, I decided to play with my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge!

Here are my cards:

Joy: I cut a 4x6 pocket card, trimmed it for a A2 card, rounded the corners and added washi tape and silver shimmer trim. The gold polka-dot washi tape is actually not that wide, but I taped 2 strips and lined up the dots...

Noel: I changed the size of the pocket card on Cricut Craft Room (I have a E2) to fit the A2 card, added the washi tapes and gemstones, then added some glitter gel.

Tree: This one was a "little" more time consuming...Artfully Sent cut out the tree/banner design for me. I layered woodgrain washi tape on a piece of 5x7 cardstock and adhere behind the front panel (for the trunk cut out). Using the leftover leaves cut outs, I taped different washi tapes, trimmed and adhered them on. For the smaller leaves, I adhered and colored them with watercolored pencils. 
I also added gold polka-dot washi tape for the banner and adhered them on.
Of course, to make your life easier, you could have taped washi tape on cardstock and cut them with the Cricut...but I decided to save some cardstock and washi tape...

Supplies (CTMH):
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
White Daisy Cardstock
Silver Shimmer Trim
Gold Polka-Dots Washi Tape
Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Woodgrain Washi Tape (retired, but available in Party Washi Tape 3-pack, while supplies last)
Teal Washi Tape (retired)
Silver Washi Tape (retired)
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)
corner punch
Textured Cardstock
Washi Tape from my stash
Watercolor Pencils

And click HERE to see another card I made using Artfully Sent (for a CTMH consultants' Blog Hop)!

I'm entering the tree card in the following challenges:
1. WAW #157: Anything Goes
2. Runway Inspired #71: In Memory of Oscar de la Renta

Have a nice week!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Artfully Sent Cricut Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artfully Sent Blog Hop!

If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE.

This month, we have 43 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

Here's my card...

The cut-out cards from the cartridge are a perfect match for 2-sided patterned papers!

This is how I made this card:
1. Cut the card using white daisy cardstock
2. Mask the frame around the roses, and heat emboss them in red
3. Add glue and red glitter on a few of the "petals"
4. Cover the frame with washi tape
5. Cut a 2-sided patterned paper to size and adhere on the back of the front panel (I also adhere patterned paper on the adjacent side, but you could just leave it alone...)
6. Stamp sentiment and adhered with foam tape
7. Stamp a flower, color it with Copic and ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, and adhere using foam tape
8. Add gemstones on corner of the card and center of stamped flower
9. Add sentiment on inside of card

Here's the inside (I also colored the leaves with ShinHan Touch Twin marker):

Supplies (CTMH):
Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
Lovely Birthday stamp set 
White Daisy cardstock
Ivy Lane B&T paper (retired)
Foam Tape
Red embossing powder
Heat Gun
Red Glitter
Glue Pen
ShinHan TouchTwin Sap Green and Tender Pink markers
Copic marker
Yellow Gemstones
Washi Tape

Your next stop is Michele's Blog!

And you can see more Artfully Sent cards HERE, and HERE.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

1. WAW #157: Anything Goes
2. Runway Inspired Challenge #71: In Memory of Oscar de la Renta
3. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #235: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 03, 2014

H2H Guest Designer: Season's Greetings Scrapbook Page

I'm back with a project for the first challenge of the month at H2H CTMH Challenge Blog!
This one was quite the least for me...
NO stamping allowed! Say WHAAT??? No stamping? That's crazy! Just saying...'cause I'm a stamper!!!
OK, enough's my scrapbook page:

Papers are from Yuletide Carol WOTG Scrapbooking Kit, plus a 3x4 journaling card from My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape and enamel stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment.

You have until the end of the month to link up your projects!
Have fun!
And have a nice week!