Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sending Hugs & Happy Thoughts

Can you have too many floral stamps? No, right? I just bought my first set from Studio Katia, called Together We Bloom, cause this set is simply calling my name. By the way, Studio Katia was also one of the sponsor for Caring Hearts Card Drive. That was where I heard about them for the first time and when I saw SSS carry their set, I was like, hey, I like their style.

So, here's my card using Together We Bloom. On this card, I only use the flowers. The sentiment is from Altenew.

Here's a close up look as I try to capture the shimmer on the flowers.

I think this is one company that I need to start follow. I am liking what I've seen from them so far. Okay, short post. :)

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Hi peeps. How's your weekend? Mine was busy with working around the house. We re-painted our closet and fix and touch up various stuff. Let's just say my arms feel like jello now.

For today, I want to share  this card that I made a while ago. Just haven't got a chance to post it here. So, today is the day. Hah!

These cats are from Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda set. They sure are fun to color. On 3 of the cats I added the letter I, a heart and the word you. Hidden message that's hopefully not too hidden. :)

That's all from me. Thank you for stopping by here. Cheers...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

You'er Kind Of A Big Deal

Hi peeps! How's thing going? I am back today with a card for SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge # 29. Basically, every month we provide you with a sketch and a color combo or inspiration pic. You can create a project based on the sketch or the inspiration pic, or both!

For my card, I just stick to the sketch. Just not quite feeling the purple or playing with flowers today. ;) Instead, I am playing with this big guy!

I think he's kind of adorable with his big mustache! Hah! I hope you will join us and play along. To check out all the challenge detail and to enter your project, please go HERE. Thanks for swinging by by & treat yourself kindly, cause you're kind of a big deal!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Let's Celebrate You

Hi peeps. Just popping in to let you know that Ia m up one The Ton blog today. Here's a peek at my projects. You can check out the full card HERE. Thanks so much!! :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Floral Hello

Hi peeps. It's pretty rare nowadays where I have the time to play with any challenge. Most of my post lately are always design team related. However, I've been itchy to play with this beautiful Concord and 9th Hello Lovely set. Then,I saw their current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge, to case a designer. Well, that's just the inspiration I needed. :)

I case Melissa Bickford's card HERE. I love her bright colors and use the layout of the card as my inspiration and made this hello card.

As always, I am a fan of shimmer. So, of course, I covered the flowers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker. Here's a close up look of the card that show the pretty shimmer (you can click on the pic to see it in larger scale).

Well peeps, that's all from me. Lots of work around the house waiting. See you all later and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 10, 2017

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi peeps and welcome to SugarPea Designs Sweet2 Repeat blog hop. Hopefully, by now you have some of the new releases from SugarPea on your hand to play with. In case you still debating on what to  get or simply need more inspiration, the team are back today with some fun projects to inspire you.

For my card, of course, I have to go with the cute cheeky  monkey from Chunky Monkey set. I mean, come on... they're like the cutest monkey in town, in my opinion. ;)

I love the way the balloons turned out. I have to admit that I actually messed it up and have to re-do it. I already add the glaze and waiting for it to dry, when I got distracted and without thinking just placed my phone down on top of it. Came back to my desk later and when I saw where the phone is I was like... oh no,no, no....

Sure enough, my phone case stuck to the balloons and I had to re-do 2 of the 3 balloons. I am just glad I didn't mess up the whole card as I was doing this card last minute and re-doing the whole card is out of the question.

Now, how would you like to win a gift certificate to the store? Simply leave  a comment on all the DT blog and a random winner will be picked to win a $20 gc.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy the hop & here's a complete list of the hop participants:

you are here -->> Vera Yates <-- you are here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello Friend

Hi peeps. Just popping in for a super quick post to share this card. During our crafting  together, Therese Schaefer, kindly letting me play with this awesome Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp set from Waffler Flowers. Come to think of it, I think this is my first time of playing with this brand. This design simply speaks to me & they're super fun to color.

I finished the card with sentiment from Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments set.

And.... that's it from me. Told you it's super short. :) Hope you all have a fab day!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Birthday Peacock

Hi peeps. How's thing going? We are currently in the process of building our new place, so that means, we're also in the process of getting our current house ready for sale. Anddddd.... that means lots of sorting, cleaning & decluttering. Fun stuff! Pretty much, every weekend, I am slowly going room by room, cleaning & start packing what could be packed. Also lots of recycling and filling out donation bag.

In between, I did manage to play with some crafty stuff. A couple weekends ago, I had a crafty get together with Therese Schaefer, Alba Sevadilla & Jacqueline Stephens (all I met through Caring Hearts Card Drive) and it's like having a stamping store to browse! We each bring to the table our stamping stash to share.

Jacqueline let me borrow this beautiful Hero Arts Peacock stencil & stamp set. Swoon... I love this stencil!! I use Clarity Brush to color the stencil area & love the soft result.

For the peacock itself, I went with bolder color to make it stand out against the background. Oh yes, I also cover the card with lots of shimmer!! After all, peacock tail usually looks shimmery under the sun. :)

That's all from me today. May your week starts off beautifully.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wishing You Good Luck

Hi peeps! Can you believe we're already in March? Darn... I feel like we just celebrated New Year's day. Well, with new month, that means time for new challenge from The Ton Stamps. With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, our theme for this month is all about luck. Luck of the Irish they say. :)

Without further delay, here's my card for this challenge theme:

The Ton supplies: Floral Border Cling Background stamp & dies, Lucky Tulip,
Beautiful Butterflies 3, Frozen Berries Couture Mix, Pink Champagne Couture Mix,
Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear Sequin, Pixie Pink Sparkling Clear Sequin,
Aquamarine Seed Beads, Kamikaze Seed Beads

Is my card screaming spring or what?? I just love this color combination and it inspire me to use the seed beads & sequins in the springy colors. I made this good luck shaker card with a very specific friend in mind. I hope she'll love this card.

So, what are you waiting for? Will you play along? Need more inspiration, we have that, too. Simply go to The Ton Challenge Blog (this is also where you can enter your card). You'll have plenty of time to play along & you can enter more than just 1 card. Can't wait to see your creations!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Day For Daisies Blog Hop

Hi peeps and welcome to A Day For Daisies Blog Hop. I used to design for ADFD and a few weeks ago was asked if I'd like to join us for a surprise blog hop for Tammy showcasing our favorite image from ADFD.

What I love about ADFD image is the fine detail and sketch of their images. I especially love their fairies and critter image. Pretty much I think Tammy's drawing has a distinct style that when you see it, you know it's her design.

This first card is an old card that I made back in the day when I was part of their design team. I just love this image because it's so sweet and perfect for thinking of you or missing you card. If you want to see ADFD beautiful fairy digi stamps, you can find them all HERE.

Looking at this card, totally make me realize how I so rarely using ribbon on my card nowadays. Need to remind myself to try playing with ribbon again.

Next is a new card that I made using one of my favorite critter image, the Fall Squirrel. As an animal lover, beautiful animal stamps have special place in my heart. I fell in love with this image from the moment I saw it and I have to have it.

How about you? Are you more of a fairy person or critter person? Or both, like me?

Now, no hop is complete without prize, right?  The hop has hidden prizes - a commenter from each hidden prize stop will win a choice of one image from theADFD Shop! You won’t know where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the Hop! Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, February 25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, February 27, 2017

You can find all the prize detail on  ADFD blog.

In addition to the Blog Hop, we invite you to share your Favorite ADFD image in the final ADFDBlog Challenge. The linky will stay open until Friday, March 3rd. All prize winners will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD Blog - the last spot of the stop!
That's all from me today peep. Thank you for swinging by here. And, below is a complete list of the hop participants. Have a great weekend, everyone.

you are here --> Vera Yates <-- you are here


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