When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Peek at my new craft loft...

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Just sharing with you some pics of my new craft room... or should I say craft loft.  None of the room in the new house can accommodate my craft junk so the family (hubby and kids) decided to give me the loft...
Chaos is the word perfect for its current state.  With homeschooling, daily house chores, unpacking and sorting of household holds, I decided to just work on it every weekend.  I know that the longer it takes me to fix my room, the longer I have to wait till I start creating again.  Like most Moms, kids, hubby and Mom's duties will always come first.  Anyways, hubby and I are still talking it to over whether he will build me shelves or just be content with my Ikea bookcases.
BTW, over the weekend, hubby and I made some wood project where I could organize my paints and sprays.  I honestly thought that we made it big enough to accommodate my stuff but boy was I wrong!
 Pretty Chaos!
These are two of my embellishment hanging cubbies, which I missed alot!
This is the wood project that hubby and I worked on over the weekend.  Still debating if I will paint it or not.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

1st Post for 2015 - 12 Tags of 2015

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Happy New Year Everyone!
Today I will be posting my first post for the year 2015, it is a my entry for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015.  I did most of the the technique using a bunch of supplies from:
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains
  • Tim Holtz Ideology
  • Prima
  • Maya Road
  • 13th Arts 
  • Flying Unicorn
  • Cosmo Cricket
  • Martha Stewart
  • Faber Castell
  • Hazel & Ruby
I miss creating...
I miss having a creative corner...
I miss my supplies...
This is my first creation after almost 7 months and I feel like its been forever since I packed my things. 

Hope you like my tag!
Have a wonderful weekend peeps...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sewing Treasure Box

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SEWING TREASURE BOX: Another gift I made for another crafty friend. I am also entering this project as my take on I Am Roses Designer Challenge. The theme for the month of March is Designer's Choice of Color Combo. I chose Designer Maria's choice of Color Combo, which is purple and green.
Warning: There will be plenty of pictures in this post to show details on the project and I hope you will take your time to look at it. Thanks!
 My very own sewing treasure box...
 I used a digital image from my Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit.
 Love the vintage/antique look...
 I used Paper Smooches stamp for the tag.
 Lots and lots of texture using decoupage, embossing paste, stencils and metallic paints.
Initially, the box was painted with metallic greens and purples but somehow I felt I needed
to add a third color and I chose sunset gold.
 What is a sewing treasure box without some treasures and goodies, right!?
 I added trims, laces, pin cushions, pins and some thread.  
DD wants me to add more stuff so I will grab more stuff when I have the chance to 
go back to the local Japanese store.
 I cut these dress forms and wind laces and trims.
 I made this cushion, which some says look like stool or hat.
I think its cute!
 This is what the mini lunch box/luggage look like before I altered it.
PAPER: Basic Grey, Prima, GP and American Crafts and napkins from Tuesday Morning
STAMP: Paper Smooches
INKPAD: Hero Arts
ART SUPPLIES: Lumiere Paints, Silk Glaze Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Christy Tomlinson Stencil and Golden Matte Medium
FLOWERS & LEAVES: I Am Roses, Prima and Hobby Lobby
EMBELLISHMENT: Webster Pages (trims, buttons & pins), Walmart (lace), Hobby Lobby (trims),  doily (Wilton), K & Company (wooden frame), Frog Dog Studio (digital image), Unknown (wooden spool), Maya Road (tape measure), Unknown (pins) and Unknown (ribbon) and Walmart (pearls)
OTHERS: buttons, thread, batting, fabric, felt, floss, chipboard and mini lunchbox/luggage

Till next time!

Handmade Flower Spray

Ever done your own flower embellishment and not want to spend the money and use instead what you have in your stash? Are you like me who has tons and tons of Prima and I am Roses flowers?

Lately, I've been wanting flower spray in most of my projects.  I find them too pricey so this time I wanted to make mine instead of buying some more.  Sad to say, after trying to make my own flower spray, I decided I will rather buy.  I spent so much time trying to make my own spray that I would rather do something crafty or artsy. 
 Here are some of the flowers I made.  I was planning to use them for the spray...
While this picture was the outcome of 2 days work and I don't even like it.

So piece of advise, dont make them unless you are bored.  Buy them instead and you can use up your time and effort in creating and embellishing wonderful projects.

Till next blog post!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Yesterday, I was in the mood to color, which I haven't done in awhile.  So here's my St. Patrick's Day card for all of you...
PAPERS: My Minds Eye, Bo Bunny, Stampin' Up, Bazzill Basic and American Craft
STAMPS: My Creative Time (sentiments) and Inkadinkado (image)
COLORING: Copic, atyou Spica and Sakura white jelly-roll pen
INKPAD: TH distressed inkpads for inking (mowed lawn and vintage photo), Versafine (black onyx), and Versamark (watermark)
PAINTS: Lumiere paint (sunset gold and pearl emerald gold), Liquitex paint (black), Decoart Metallic Lumiere (gold rush and champagne)
WATERCOLOR: Panelli (emerald green)
OTHERS: Watercolor paper (can''t remember the brand), Lindy's Stamp Gang (embossing powder), Inkadinkado (clear embossing powder)
TOOLS: Cuttlebug (die-cut machine), Spellbinders (dies), Anna Griffin (border embossing folders), Fiskars (paper trimmer), Ranger (heat tool), Scotch (ATG) and pop-dots
EMBELLISHMENT: Assorted washi tapes, Basic Grey (gold enamel dots), Anna Griffin (leather/trim), Unknown ribbon buckle and coins

BTW, it was my first time to color in a watercolor paper and then embossed the image with EP.  The paper absorbs the ink of the markers well and does not bleed too much. I think I will do it this way every time I would color.  You should try it too and you'll see the difference.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Imagine... Create... Inspire

The title says it all:
I am happy to learn while exploring Art.
I'm hopeful that I can make something out of that learning.
And in this new journey,
I hope
I inspire someone.

Unity Stamp Color Challenge

Two months ago, I decided to sign-up for Unity Stamp SMAK and LOL club, which will be mailed to you on a monthly basis.  I've been making all sorts of projects but still couldn't find time to make something out of my Unity stamps.

Last night, I came across Unity's blog color challenge, and when I saw the inspiration color photo, I knew exactly what I would make. So, without further ado, here it is:
 Love, love the colors in this palette...
 Here's my card, using the feather in Layer's of Life stamp set.
This is a simple, no fuzz and very easy to make card.  

I stamped the image using Versafine black onyx ink.
For added layers, stamped couple more images here and there.
Next, I embossed the image using distressed EP - black soot.
Then, I used my marker spritzer with distressed markers: 
squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac, salty ocean and mowed lawn.
Really love that those tiny droplets of ink made the feather pop so much.
Added washi tapes, ribbon, enamel dots, button and bling.
Hope you like it!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Real Eyes Realizes Real Lies...

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This is another Mixed Media Art Canvass I made while catching up with my sister on Facetime. 
 This is one of my fave artwork...
Until next post!

Steampunk Jewelry

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The better half of 2013, I shifted gear when it comes to crafting.  I was suddenly too eager to learn about Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Grunge and Steampunk.  I guess the love for vintage and alteration plays a major role.

In this post, I will be sharing a project I made awhile ago and was given as a gift to my DS and DBIL. 

Back in early 2000, I was making jewelries and in fact I made a good living out of it.  So I can say that I am not totally inexperience in this aspect of crafting.  Once in awhile, I would still go back and try something new and this time, it was with resin.
 Love, love collecting Junkyard findings and old skeleton watches/parts.
 Aren't they pretty!?
If you are interested and possibly have a question, please feel free to drop me a line.