New Digital Stamps

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween everyone~!
Yeah, it's Halloween today, but I'd like to share a few holiday cards using my new digital stamps.

The first card was used "Snowmen Family".
Stamp: Snowmen Family (Birdie Brown), PTI
Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine)  Color: Copics
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday)
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser), Ribbon, Liquid Pearl

 For the second one, I used "Santa Girl".

Stamp: Santa Girl (Birdie Brown), In Stitches (TSG), PTI
Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versa Fine), Brick (Versa Craft)  Color: Copics
Paper: PTI, Echo Park   Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)  
Tools: Mat Stack 4 die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate (PTI) 

At last, I used "Waiting for Santa". This image is small, but it's my most favorite for today!!;) 

Stamp: Waiting for Santa (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)   Color: Copics
Paper: PTI   Accessories: Red Bakers Twine

You can find these images at my Etsy shop. I hope you like them!:)

Thank you for stopping by today. See you soon!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : No Peeking!

October 27, 2011

Hello everyone~!
It's the final day of this month's TSG sneak peeks. But wait... Have you read the title of this post?? No peeking?! LOL! Don't worry, we are peeking a stamp set that is called No Peeking!



Kids love to countdown the days until Christmas is finally here and with this new set, you are going to have just as much fun creating a countdown advent calendar! With 25 different adorable holiday images and two sets of numbers, the possibilities are endless! To make this set even more useable, there are two decorative circles and two decorative squares that were designed to be used with a 1 3/8” punch!!

No Peeking! is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 53 stamps and will sell for $24.

When Jessica emailed me about this idea, I was sure that it would be a wonderful set. But a few minutes later, I realized that I had to do at least 25 Christmas/Winter images. 25 images?? Santa, reindeer, tree, gift box, poinsettia, candy cane, ornament, candle and... and..........and... eeeek! I was panicked. LOL!
Honestly speaking, it was not easy to complete this set, but I'm very happy that I could do it!

For today, I created a few small gift boxes and a card.

Stamp: No Peeking! (TSG)   Paper: Bazzill, MME (12days of Chrismas)
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI, stash)  Tool: Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Box size: Square -- 2"x2"x1-3/4", Rectangle -- 2"x2-1/2"x7/8"


Stamp: No Peeking!, Penguin Pals (TSG)  Ink: Jumbo Java, Red Brick (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, Echo Park (Season's Greetings 6" pad )   Tools: Small Scalloped Border Die (PTI)

Would you like to win the new No Peeking! stamp set? Here is what you need to do-
Visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in today's blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Enjoy Hopping!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Bon Appetit

October 26, 2011

Welcome to the Day 2 of October TSG Blog Hop Challenges!
The stamp set we are showing you today is Bon Appetit!!


Hee hee, I'm a stamp chef! (lol)
I had been wanting to have a stamp set for making invitation cards. So I was so excited when Jessica agreed with this idea.:) I, of course, created an invitation card for today!

Stamp: Bon Appetit (TSG) 
Paper: PTI, Basic Grey (Hello Luscious)
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME), Ribbon
Tools: Labels 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Bon Appétit is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 31 stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like to win the new Bon Appétit stamp set? Here is what you need to do-
Visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in today's blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Have fun!!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Autumn / Friendbots

October 25, 2011

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Day1 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges!

We are showing you two mini sets today. The first one is called Autumn, which was designed by our fearless leader, Jessica!



The seasons are changing and it’s time to add some rich colors and beautiful leaves to our paper crafting projects! Autumn mini set has a bunch of different leaves each with a fun pattern that you are going to love to use!

Autumn is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $7.


And next set is Friendbots!



We are living in an information age on an information planet so why not surprise your Friendbots with some automated cuteness. Let’s make it the age of interfacing with all your B.F.F.s!

Friendbots is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $7.

Stamp: Friendbots (TSG)   Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers   Paper: PTI, Basic Grey (Oxford 6" pad)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Circle Cutter

 Would you like to win the new Autumn / Friendbots mini stamp sets? Here is what you need to do- Visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Happy hopping!!;)


TSG127 -- Halloween or Autumn

October 24, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! This weeks challenge over at the TSG blog is a theme challenge. We are challenging you to make a card or project with the theme of either Halloween or Autumn.
I decided to make Halloween tags for my daughter's friends.

Stamp: Bugs & Hisses (TSG)   Ink: Onyx Black
Paper: PTI,  Matilda 6x6 pad(Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Orange & Black twine
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders),
1-3/8" Circle Punch, Tag Sale #3 Die (PTI)

I've finished 8 tags so far. I actually need to make over 10 more tags by Friday!! I hope my daughter helps me...

Please hop over to the TSG blog for more info about the challenge. I hope you play along with us this week. 
And also, this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges start tomorrow.  Make sure to stop by the TSG blog tomorrow so that you won't miss a chance to win a new stamp set!:) 

Thank you for visiting here today. See you tomorrow~;)

Bountiful Blessings

October 21, 2011

Hi everyone!
This week is a TSG (Again!) week at the TSG blog and we have been featuring cards/projects/tip sheets.etc that use our fabulous older TSG stamp sets. The selected sets for this month are Bountiful Blessings, Gobble and Autumn Mosaic. Today we, Senior Trendsetters, are sharing new cards using one of those sets.


Stamp: Bountiful Blessings (TSG)
Ink: Versa Mark, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Ribbon, Button (PTI), Linen Thread (fog)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Border Punch (Martha), Tags Trio die (Spellbinders)

I stamped an acorn image from Bountiful Blessings set with Versa Mark Ink randomely, though it might be hard to see in the photo.
Here is a close up photo.:)


Make sure to visit the TSG blog for more beautiful creations from other Senior Trendsetters!!
And next week is a TSG release week, so we'll show you a lot of fun cards/projects using new stamp sets.;) 

Thank you for stopping by today. See you next week!

Bearly Good Friends

October 18, 2011

Hi everyone,
After I finished the card I shared yesterday, there were some DP leftovers on my desk. So I picked up one of them and decided to make one more card.

Ink: Tea Leaves, Gingerbread (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Lilybee Design (Memorandom 6" pad)
Tools: Petit Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stylus (Kuretake)

For this card, I resized the images and colored them in brown. I can't help myself giggling at their innocent looks.:):)

Thank you for stopping by! 

TSG 126 : Partial Images

October 17, 2011

Happy Monday everyone!
Today I have a fun card that I made for this week's TSG challenge.

This week our challenge is brought to us by our Senior Trendsetters. The week before release week there will be a TSG (Again!) week where we will be featuring cards/projects/tip sheets/etc. on the TSG Blog that use our fabulous older TSG stamp sets. (We are featuring three stamp sets for this month, Autumn Mosaic, Bountiful Blessings and Gobble! )
The challenge is to create a card or project that features only a "partial image" where you only use part of an image as the focal point instead of the entire image.

Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Vesa Magic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Accessories: Linen Thread (Fog Linen works), Button (PTI)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha), Mat Stack 4 Die (PTI),Sewing Machine

Please visit the TSG blog for the challenge details.:) And I hope you have time for playing with us this week!

Thank you for stopping by!

New Digital Stamps

October 13, 2011

I listed 3 new digital stamps on my Etsy shop, Birdie Brown, yesterday. So I'd like to share my sample cards.

Stamp: Snowman Cupcake (Birdie Brown), Holiday Spirit Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Paper: PTI, EP (Season's Greetings 6x6 pad)
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine


Stamp: Winter Bear 01 (Birdie Brown), Wonderful Winter Wishes (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, MME (Blink Of An Eye 6x6 pad)
Accessories: Bakers Twine, Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Small Scalloped Border Die (PTI)


Stamp: Winter Bear 02 (Birdie Brown), Tiny Treats : Christmas (PTI)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versa Fine)
Paper: PTI, BG (Nordic Holiday 6x6 pad)
Accessories: Linen Thread, Button
Tools: Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Actually, my hubby really loves these bears. At each time he looks at them, he taps me on the shoulder and says "Good job, good job!". LOL!
I hope you like these images and have time for stopping by Birdie Brown!:)

Have a wonderful day~!

TSG 125 - Sketch Challenge

October 10, 2011

This week's TSG challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week- Jackie! She has challenged us to make a card using this fun sketch.



And here is my take on the sketch!

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME (Mischievous 6x6 pad)
Accessories: Bakers Twine
Small Circle Die (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine 

Hop over to the TSG blog for the challenge details and more inspirations from other Trendsetters!

Thank you for stopping by!

Make A Spooky Scene!

October 9, 2011

Since I saw THIS card that was created by Melyssa, I had been wanting to make such a fantastic scene using the Bugs & Hisses set. Last week, she kindly shared an awesome tutorial with us on her blog. And of course I had to give it a try!!


Ink: Real Black, Stone (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers

Ummm... What do you think?? I know I need to practice more and more. :(

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Something Magical About Winter...

October 7, 2011

Hi everyone!
Just popped in to share a clean and sweet card I made last night.


 Ink: Espresso (Versas Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Syan (Artonic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday 6x6 pad)
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tin Types Impression Plate (PTI)

Thank you for stopping by. I'm diving into a busy day!!(lol)


Card Patterns 135

October 5, 2011

Hi everyone!
Today I'd like to share a card which was based on the Card Patterns Sketch 135.



As you see, I rotated the sketch 90 degree. The stamp set I used was Zoo-pendous (TSG). Actually, THIS card (by Debby) and THIS card (by Jenny), that were made for this week's TSG Challenge, made me grab out this set. Their cards were simple and cute, and really struck me!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! :)

Stamp: Zoo-pendous (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Button (PTI) Linen Thread
Tools: Medium Scalloped Die (PTI), Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

Circles Color Trends Challenge

October 3, 2011

I'm back!:) This is my second post for today. Please scroll down or click HERE to see the winner of the TSG mini set giveaway!

I'd like to share a CAS card using an accessory image from the BOL Holiday Additions set (TSG).



My inspiration for this card was from the challenge over at this week's Embellish Magazine Blog.



Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: BOL Holiday Additions (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Berry Solbet (PTI)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, MME
Tools: Small Standard Circles Nesitabilities (Spellbinders)

The winner of the Trendsetter Surprise Party



I apologize that I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Trendsetter Surprise Party on my blog!

The winner is Tanya !!

Congratulations Tanya! Please send an email to Jessica at mailto:jessica@email.com with your selection. (though I think you have already contacted to Jessica....)

I'll be back soon with a card I made yesterday. Until then!