Sunday, January 31, 2016

Not So Poinsettia + MFT Color 38

Confession: I think I've really rekindle my "strong liking" for MFT! 

This time, I'm doing their color challenge 38:

Here's my take:

The flowers are actually the poinsettia from the Winter Warmth stamp set. Using the provided color scheme, the poinsettia has transformed from a wintery, festive flower is now a warm, summer-like flower. Also, instead of using just a plain white backdrop, I used the Chunky Chevron design to bring out some lemon-color from the card base.

Supplies: (This is also the first time I'm using InLinkz!)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bubble Tea + MFT Sketch 265

As a coffee drinking, I'm always looking for stamp sets about coffee. So over Christmas, I bought MFT Cool Cup die and Stay Cool Stamp set. And that's when I fell head over heels for MFT all over again! This set of stamps and dies are so much fun! It made me pulled out another coffee set by MFT, Perk Up. If you're a coffee drink, this pairing is a must!


From that set, I was inspired to revisit MFT. I had forgotten how much much I like their products! I can't wait for the new release in a few days! Mean while I looked into their challenges. This week: Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 265

Here's my take on the sketch:

I brushed some white Wink of Stella on to the cup; I was going for that milky look on the milk tea. I guess you can see it very vaguely. It's better as you move it around the light. 

Did I mention I'm a bubble tea drinker too? My recent visit to my boyfriend's in Toronto, I finally visit Cha Time. I've heard good reviews about it, so I decided to check it out. Surprisingly, it's just down the street from his home! Nothing like a good cup of good bubble tea~ (Coffee may still be better :p)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sequin everywhere!

As I've mentioned before, I'm doing a lot of shaker stuff lately. I took my fuse tool and went all out making gift tags, Project Life cards, and these:

I'm super excited about these shaker money pockets! Looks like I won't need to buy presents for gift cards for a while. These pockets are so much fun to make and to play with! I can't wait to show these off at the next craft show (which is in two weeks). You can find these also on my Etsy store

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Updating everywhere

As I mentioned in my previous post, I got a new planner for 2016. I've been using it and love it! I'm ordering the binder from PTI this week, along with any of their new releases that I like. Sad to say, nothing really peaked my interest right now. That's ok, my wallet will be happy.

I've also took the time to update my craft room! I finally put all the Christmas crafty tools away. I've also bought new cubes to store my 12x12 scrapbook paper. Thank goodness I did that - the room looks sooooo much better without paper everywhere!

Additionally, I've went through my inventory and put ALL Christmas away! I'm so proud of myself for putting the holidays back into its neat space. Now that the holiday is put away, I was able to go through and dig out my creations for the Spring/Summer craft shows.

Lastly (man, I've been so productive!), I'm slowly updating my Etsy store. Please visit! Last summer (wow, that seems so long ago...), I posted some shaker pocket cards for ProjectLife and people really liked them. Got lots of complements! So, I decided to do a line of shaker products. Here are the firsts few:

I hope to add more through out the week! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 already?!

Happy New Year!!! Wow, it's already 7 days into 2016! I'm so behind on all my craftiness! One of my new year resolution is to blog more and keep up with the crafty world!

So, I finally received my new Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun!
This heating tool is fabulous! It heats up quickly like all the reviews have described. BIG thank you to my loving boyfriend who totally supports me and my craftiness! So happy!

I purchased a new planner for 2016 from PTI. I'm a planner user. I'm excited that I can be a crafty with my planner too! There are two versions: spiral-bind and binder. 


I'm also a binder user (even for school stuff... never a spiral bind, which gets worn out so easily). I didn't want to spend extra money to get a new binder (even though I really like them from PTI), and thinking that I can I have these mini binders in my office supplies, I decided to get the binder version. Little did I know that, of course PTI has to make their own binder that is not quite standard size! Now I have to get PTI's binder. I'm not thrill about spending more money, at the same time, I really like the this:

This looks so classy! I like the white one too. My friend, Ashley, got the white one and it's gorgeous. Knowing me, I'm going to the white all dirty; black is a good choice. So guess this binder is also on my wish list (a wish that will be fulfilled within the next few weeks, haha!). 

A few more things to continue from my 2015 wish list (continuing from last post...):

4) Couture Color Winter 2015 Collection from The Ton

Most of my inks are from Stampin' Up inks and a few Hero Arts (HA) and Simon Says Stamps (SSS). As much as I want to expand my HA and SSS inks, they have way too many colors! But these collection from The Ton is not too bad. The colors are beautiful - all 31 of them! That rose gold bangle pigment ink is so lovely. The price is $200 for the whole collection.

5) Mini Distress Ink Pads Kits 

I have half of the distress ink collection. I'd love to complete the the set.

6) Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX from My Favorite Things

These little square are so cute! The diagonal stitches really add to the design and accents the squares so well! I've seen so many cards using these and I really want to try them out myself. MFT also have the rectangle version as well. 

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by! I hope to post some crafty projects soon!