Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lady Ann Challenges - 12-27-2012 to 1-24-2013

Happy Third Day of Christmas!
Hope everyone is having a very merry Christmas this season!
Come on over to Lady Ann's Friday is Sentiment - Anything Goes
It starts today until January 24th, 2013

Here's the card sample I made using the digi stamp by QKR "Ice Skating"

Card Recipe
- Digi Stamp by QKR "Ice Skating
- I digitally colored the stamp using my old version of Photoshop Elements
- I used Bo Bunny cardstock and Recollection Canvas cardstock
- Folded the blue recollection Canvas to form an easel card
- I used Spellbinders Lacy Doily Motif to cut out the border
- Snowflake buttons
- Let it Snow stamp from KinderStampo Vintage and Traditional Holiday Stamp set

Thursday, December 20, 2012

KinderStampO Guest Design Team "Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop

Welcome to the KinderStampO Guest Design Team
"Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop...

Are you having fun yet? I am so excited to share my creativity with you. We have tons of fun projects, challenges, features and surprises in store for you and I can't wait for you to be part of it!
Hello there, I'm Alena Lucero-Tenreiro, I love to create and make different projects for friends and family. Below you find the project I made for this awesome blog hop, inspired by the colors red, black, silver and white using the Holiday Cheer theme...

Products Used: KinderStampO Vintage and Traditional Christmas Stamp Set Doily Happy Holidays on Kraft cardstock by Canvas Corp Tim Holtz Alterations: Star Bright 3-D Die Kaisercraft Die Cut Elements - Tis the Season Collection Studio G Chalks - Red
Holiday Gift for You....
10% off all items from the store.
Use Coupon Code: holidaycheer

A chance to win this awesome giveaway: A stocking valued at over $100 worth of KinderStampO products

How to enter to win
▪ Leave a comment here
▪ Become a friend of KinderStampO on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pages/KinderStampO/106885809342683
▪ Follow the KinderStampO store
▪ Follow the KinderStampO blog

Your next stop is
Vicky Borruel Oliver http://luvmygypsy.blogspot.com 

Here is the full list just in case you get lost along the way...
▪ KinderStampO http://www.kinderstampo.com  
▪ Elisa Kammerdiener http://www.perpetualstew.blogspot.com  
▪ Amanda Tibbitts http://athomeink.blogspot.com  
▪ Mandie Wade http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com  
▪ Alena Tenreiro http://www.anela.com xoxo-You Are Here -xoxo 
▪ Vicky Borruel Oliver http://luvmygypsy.blogspot.com 
▪ Aissa Rodriguez Segarra http://aissa19.blogspot.com   
▪ Audrey Roseman http://www.paperartbyaudrey.com
▪ Shana Tedrick http://scrapinshana.blogspot.com/
▪ Chriss America Real http://chrissandlou.blogspot.no
▪ Haidee Shableau http://created2bunique.blogspot.com
▪ Cathy Derouche http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com
▪ Angela Gaa http://scraphappygirl4.blogspot.com  
▪ CJ Shumaker http://minniemaines.blogspot.ca  
▪ Nicole Laha http://Shezigzags.blogspot.com  
▪ CallyAnn Cornwell http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com  
▪ Linda Myquillingnest http://myquillingnest.com  
▪ Sharon Littrell http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com  
▪ Lilli Solstråle Nikolaisen http://crazycardmaker.blogspot.no 
▪ DD Crafts Wilson http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com
▪ Sandy Jones http://teardrop-loveandbeloved.blogspot.co.uk
▪ Karine Hovington http://atelierdegabrielle.blogspot.ca  
▪ Sara McDowell http://justcardsbysara.blogspot.com.au 
▪ Jennifer Peekhaus http://jenniferpeekhaus.blog.com   
▪ Vanessa Wachlin https://www.facebook.com/MyHappyPlaceByVanessa  

How to enter to win
▪ Leave a comment here
▪ Become a friend of KinderStampO on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pages/KinderStampO/106885809342683

▪ Follow the KinderStampO store
▪ Follow the KinderStampO blog

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Checkout the Cards by Lady Anne Sentimental Fridays Challenge:

Christmas is almost here. My hubby and I started a tradition to buy our real tree on my birthday, but since my birthday falls on the same day as Scrapbooking Made Simple store having their Spellbinder Warehouse sale, We might move the tree shopping on Sunday instead. Part of the tradition once we got the tree we start decorating our home inside and out. Please comment when do you start decorating for Christmas? Now I will have to direct you to another challenge on Cards By Lady Anne -Sentimental Friday "Anything Goes" Challenge . This month's challenge is sponsored by LilyPinkscraps a $10 Gift certificate to winner. Below is the card I made using Lily stamp.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Miniature Christmas Parols (Filipino Christmas Lantern)

Christmas is 27 days away. I am making my old time favorite miniature paper parols. My version of the parol is made out of paper. Using different pieces like punched daisy flowers, circles, stars, tissue paper all put together with glue and glue gun. Traditionally the parols are larger and have star shaped with bamboo frame sticks covered with colored Japanese paper or crepe paper and the most common form is a five-pointed star with two decorative "tails" made of tissue papers. Nowadays there are few more types of the parols made with capiz and with lights.
More information I got from wikipedia. A Filipino paról vendor's stall, showing the myriad designs and colours available Nowadays, the materials range from plastic, shells, glass, beads, foil, feathers, hemp, leaves, seeds, soft drink straws, wood and even metal. They usually comes in various sizes, from small, tinsel and foil lanterns to gigantic ones that are electrically lit at night, and may have one, three or more tails aside from the ubiquitous two. Some have a surrounding "halo" while the number of points may usually range from four to around ten (higher numbers are not unknown). As for stellate patterns, more complex shapes that are seen are the rose, the bromeliad, the snowflake and the sea urchin. Other designs aside from the common stellate pattern include that of angels, huge flowers, Santa Claus's face, reindeer, happy faces, and Christmas trees, among other Western holiday symbols. Recently, innovations from Pampanga include production of lanterns with electronic lights that can be programmed to produce a dancing effect, as is the use of LED rope lights, known as "flexilight" lanterns. The original stellate design of the paról remains common in the Philippines and considered distinct for Filipinos. The traditional craft of lantern-making is usually taught to schoolchildren around Christmastime, but actual manufacture is now primarily done in the barrios and the poblacions and is rarely done in urban areas. A notable exception is Parañaque, a city in Metro Manila, which has the largest paról-making industry in the Philippines, and San Fernando, Pampanga, where a lot of paróls also originate.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great news, I am now part of a Cards By Lady Anne Design Team, thanks to my friend Berni. Here's the first challenge that I am involved in Friday is Sentiment - Anything Goes(10/26 to 11/23)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Graphic 45 - October Challenge: Bird Song

I love the new Graphic 45 papers. I decided to join this challenge. I used an old picture frame that I have that is a shadow box and a mini drawer for jewelry. If wanna join in too, go ahead it's on until October 31st. Just go to Graphic 45 October Challenge Link.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lady Anne's Challenges: 3rd Friday ~ Sentiment Challenge

It has been a long time since I joined an online challenge, this one is from Cards by Lady Anne
Berni for your encouragement and for letting me know about this challenge.

3rd Friday ~ Sentiment Challenge
Theme Halloween - Twist two dies
28 September ~ 25 October 12

I used a few different Halloween cardstocks by DCWV, Martha Stewart, MME. The circle dies are made with Spellbinder's Nestabilities lacey circle die and two of Martha Stewart's Halloween punches, the drippy goo edge punch and scary fence edge punch. The stamp I used is from Stampendous, colored it in using Purple from Studio G Sparkle Writer and Yellow 3D Foam paint. Last but not the least is the sentiment which I have no idea who made it since I got it from a Scrapbook yard sale.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Scrapbooking Made Simple 1st Anniversary Challenge Entry

Here's what I submitted to Scrapbooking Made Simple's First Anniversary Sale Challenge. I altered a 12 x 12 Wooden Photo Frame. I used about 90% of the Yellow Bicycle Swoon Kit. I used chipboard and duct tape to make the shadow box and cut a hole to fit a battery operated tea light.For the colors I used Tim Holtz Inks and a little bit of the Inka Gold (India Gold) on the embossed frame that you see on the lower right of the frame. The additional embellishments are from Jolee's 3D stickers with some bling and lace ribbons.

Before Picture:

After Picture:

Here's the up close picture of the entry.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I had a great time today at Scrapbooking Made Simple. They had so many freebies, love the free make'n take. Had lunch with new friends. Below is the collage of 33 entries for the SMS 1st Anniversary Sale Challenge. I will update you once the votes are tallied and announced.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Happy Friday to you all. I am so excited, tomorrow I will join a contest sponsored Alliance Sales & Marketing at my favorite local store Scrapbooking Made Simple.
SMS is celebrating their 6th year anniversary and they have a lot of sales and some free goodies this Saturday, September 29th.
What's the contest about? All I have to do is use the free Swoon Kits they provided, we can do whatever we want with the kit as long as we use atleast 50% of the contents of the kit. We can create a layout, card, altered art or a mini album. The grand price is $150 SMS Gift card. There are 40 people competing so wish me luck. I will show you pictures after the event.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Guest Books I made using YourStory Photo

I got my YourStory Photo from HSN last November. I finally put it to use, I used it to make guest books for my friend's wedding.

The Bridal Shower Guest Book: Words of Wisdom for the Bride 2B

The Wedding Guest Book: Book of Love

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tip of the Month

Hello everyone, I am probably the worst blogger online because I hardly do blog. Here's what I am gonna try to do is to blog at least once a month with a tip on cardmaking, scrapbooking or any other paper crafts I am on the current month, it maybe my own idea or others which I will give credit to whoever I got the idea from. This month I have the pleasure again on making stuff for a friend's wedding. One of them is confetti, which I made from the scraps from the other projects I made for the wedding. Punching so many times can be uncomfortable on most paper punches. I found a way to make it a little comfortable for me by adding adhesive foam to the paper punch. I was able to do this to the mini punches by Recollections and the Marvy Uchida punches that I have. Won't you agree that most of us punches with the puncher upside down.
All you need is a sheet of foam with adhesive. I happen to have some scraps from my previous projects.
Cut a piece of the foam and slightly pressed the foam to bottom of the punch so that it will leave an impression.
Do the impression of the foam twice you will need two so it will be thick enough for better comfort. Cut the foam out first cut inside the impression line and the second cut outside of the impression line.
Peel and stick the foam to the bottom of the paper punch.
Now much better...
This will work on any sizes of paper punches that has the same shape, Recollections and Marvy Uchida.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Decoupage - Gourds

I am getting ready for a Garage Sale that I am participating this March 24th at my favorite store Scrapbooking Made Simple. Going over my craft stuff is hard, especially when most of the items I seem to wanna keep. I had to convince myself that the items I will be able to sell during the garage sale will give me new stuff. So I am able to fill up 2 boxes with items just collecting dusts. I hope it will find a new home that will put them to use. Another thing that I liked about going over my stuff is that I find items that has been on my todo projects in years but never did anything with them. For example the small gourds that I bought years ago at a gourd farm that my friend took me to. I started working on them yesterday. I love how they turned out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Work in progress...

I have been eyeing on this scrapbook paper at our local Beverly's store. I bought the last 10 of this paper last leap day. I have been in an accordion fold frenzy, so I made more with this paper to add to my etsy shop. Still need to add few embellishments. As you can see I added a touch of printed vellum on the wedding dress. One the left side of the card, planning to add a Wedding poem that I found on the internet. Also I'm thinking of adding a Congratulations stamp on the lower left part of the card. Will have a touch of different color based on the wedding motif.


One of my favorite thing to do is to decoupage. Here's one I made for my etsy store. The letters are about 9 inches tall.