Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chi Chi Memories Nov Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today I want to share my submissions for Chi Chi Memories November Challenge. I accidently stumbled to their website the other day and was in awe of their adorable digis. Their digis are affordable, I am tempted to buy some after the holidays.  CCM also offer monthly challenges, if you have not seen their website, I suggest to go have a look. I added their link at the bottom of this post.

Since I was able to score their Freebie, I am using for the current challenge:

When I saw the Girl in Umbrella Digi, I immediately fell in love with her and already choose which paper pad from my craft vault.  She is super cute!  The papers used for this card is from Hedi Grace designs, called "Sunshowers". I love their paper collection and how well it fits for the theme.  I colored the girl with Copics markers added extra curls on her hair. For the umbrella, I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry. I added drops of water to give a raindrop look, but it ended up looking like polka dots on the umbrella.  Lastly, added the orange enamel dots from Recollections I purchased from Michaels. I was surprised how cute she looks.

I enjoyed making this card that I am submitting my 2nd entry...with a Holiday twist! I used the same method as the first card, the only difference was I used the washi tape for the banner.  The washi tape is from Martha Stewart. The paper pad I used is from DCWV Cup of Cheer Stack I brought last year.  For the umbrella, I distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough, clear emboss with mini snowflakes, which is hard to see.  I can see hints of it on sunlight.  To give an extra shimmering effect and to match the background, I added Diamond Stickles onto the umbrella. Last add the glitter enamel dots from Teresa Collins. I was amazed how it fits all together and how very festive it looks!

To check out Chi Chi Memories and information on their challenge, click on here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crafty Deal Alert - Free Mini Coloring Online Class from Kit and Clowder and Tiddly Inks!

Tis' the season to be giving. Speaking of giving, I thought I would share my viewers a great deal I found on Facebook.  Kit and Clowder along with Tiddly Inks are offering a free [Yes it's Free!] mini online coloring course.  Information is in the Tiddly Inks Facebook account site. You can click Here for details on how to enroll.  I have not taken this class yet, looking forward to try it out. Things are great when it is free!

NOTE: I do not work for nor affiliated with Kit and Clowder and Tiddly Inks.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November IARC


I hope everyone is ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday shopping!!! I can't wait for the holidays to start!  Here is November submission for IAR challenge. This month's challenge is to make a gift tag and the theme is Christmas.

Here is my tag I made for IAR challenge...

I was inspired to make a nutcracker theme from the Graphic 45 paper below-
 Isn't it stunning???
The image size on the paper itself was too large to make a tag, my original plan was set the tag like a stage performance. To fuzzy cut 2-3 smaller ballerinas adding the nutcracker and embellish with IAR flowers. I remembered I brought a nutcracker embellishment last year.  It is now lost somewhere in my craft stash or thrown away accidentally. 
Not wanting to give up my original idea, I thought I can buy a nutcracker embellishment at my local Michaels. I hit to 2 nearest Michaels and there was no stock of the nutcracker. I was desperate to stop by Container Store (yes they sell craft items), Marshalls, and TJMaxx. No sign of the nutcracker...
I found local paper supply store which have a small scrapbook area. These are what they have left:


The sizes of the nutcrackers are way off. LOL. I made my decision to buy the mini nutcrackers. The minis looked awfully cute, I couldn't resist not buying them.  The other one looks too Godzilla big.
After setting my ballerinas and minis around, I decided to change my original plan and make my tag with humor.  I have added the Martha Stewart glitter eyelash to add along with the flowers and as a tag hanger.
Love how it came out and how I incorporate with what I have.  This tag cracked me up every time I look at this:
Whenever I come across my nutcracker embellie, I'll make my original version of the tag.  I have also submit this tag to the Nutcrafters Challenge.
Thanks for viewing!!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Shabby Chic Bottle

Hi All,

Today I want to share a project I made that has a shabby chic theme to it. This is my first try on altering a glass bottle making it look oh so shabby chic! I was impressed of how it turned out.  The colors makes me happy looking at it despite the gloomy fall weather we are having here. Here is how it looks:

All items are from my accumulated stash ready for use:

*Lace trims was purchased from msgardengrove1 at Esty
*White beaded trims was purchased from FB-Destash Your Crafts
*Pink and Green Flowers are from Prima
*2 Tone Cherry Blossoms are from a RAK from Aliscia.
(Check out her blog out at and
YT: I scrap happy)

Here's another view of my altered bottle. I may want to use as a fragrance diffuser, what do you think?



Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Card Entry for Challenge

Hiya! I am starting to enjoy participating in more challenges. This is new to me, something don't normally do.It motivates me to craft and gives me reason to use my crafty stash.  With that said, today I want to share my card entry to Crafty Steals Card Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Below is a sketch from Crafty Steals - Card Challenge - October

Here is my card entry I used from the Crafty Steals Sketch -  

Thinking of you Card
 Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Hi, Craftshopper here!

I'm so excited to create my first blog! Today I am sharing my project for IAR challenge Blog for October. This challenge is to create, use, or decorate a bag a with orange and black theme. Not only it was affordable, I had so much fun on decorating my bag for Halloween. It was very easy to make and great use for trick or treating! :)

Here is my alter bag for October's IAR Challenge-

I altered the acrylic purse bag shown below. The acrylic purse bag costs $1 dollar from AC Moore.

I used this $1 mesh fabric party bag from Michaels. I cut the fabric to the size of the bag and used modge podge on the surface and let it dry overnight. The next day I added embellishments from my stash onto the purse bag.

Here is my altered purse bag!  :)
Hope you will try this out. Thanks for viewing my 1st post of my blog!!!! More to come!!!