Stay Home and Drink Coffee

Hello everyone… I hope you all are safe and healthy. I stay home and drink coffee to survive this… Hahahahaha…

It has been 70 days we are in the “stay home” stage!!! And now that school is done and Summer Break has started… But I do love love love having my kids at home with me!

I played with the new Coffee Queen digital stamp from Graciellie Design. This is a fun digital stamp set to use on projects.

I also use couple patterned paper from the Coffee Lovers digital paper pack for the background and oval mat. I trimmed the background paper to fit on the white card. And then for the oval mat, I cut out the stripe patterned paper with Divinity Designs – Ovals Stitched Rows Dies.

I opened files, resized and added sentiment on the mug using Pixelmator Pro (photo edit software). You also can use Word or Pages to work with digital stamps.

I printed the image on a white cardstock using Brother Laser Printer in black and white. After that, I added some DecoFoil foil sheets (black and green) on the image and run it through the laminating machine.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils, waterbrush, and Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush. I dried the watercolor with craft heater and after that I fussy cut the image with scissors. I added it on the oval background mat with 3D foam tape. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

I added the extra silver dots on the card using DecoFoil Glue Pen and DecoFoil Silver foil sheet.

Here’s a quick close up how the foil sheets and glitter brush give extra sparkle on the card:

Before you go… This coming Friday, May 22 is the kicking off the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop hosted by Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I hope you all plan to join this amazing hop and link party. It will be fun, full of amazing prizes from the generous Super Sponsor!!!

I hope this card today give you some joy and spark a creative idea! Thank you so much from stopping by. Stay safe and healthy!


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Travel Notebook Art Journal | Never Lose Hope

Hello everyone… Today, I would like to share an art journal page from my travel notebook. I also tried a new technique on my art journal page.

I used the Hope & Strength, a new release digital stamp set from Graciellie Design this week. These gorgeous dragonflies were hand-drawn by Gracie herself. I love all the inspiring and encouraging words from this digital stamp set. They are perfect for such time of this.

I colored the dragonflies on Procreate App, and saved it as png files. And then I printed them and the sentiments on regular printer paper with inkjet printer.

I started with adding paper tape in the middle of the page to cover the gap and then I covered the whole pages with white gesso using flat brush. After that, I dried the white gesso with craft heater.

I grabbed some of the used stained paper towel from my stash box that I saved after cleaning off inks or dabbing off watercolor from stencils in the past.

I tore some of the paper towels and added them on the pages with gel medium. I dried the gel medium with craft heater.

After ages dried, I applied more white gesso on the pages and dried it again.

Next, randomly I scribble some of the Distress Crayons on the pages. After that, I wet my finger with baby wipe and blended the colors.

I added some more colors on the page and sprayed with water and let the colors dripped down the pages. I dried it again with craft heater.

I sprayed some of the mixed media art spray on the page, dried it half way until it still a bit tacky-ish and damp.

I sprinkled some of the WOW! Blueberry Cheesecake Glitter embossing powder on each corner of the page and used coffee filter to catch the powder. I melt the embossing powder with craft heater. It is shiny, glittery and glossy!

I cut out the printed sentiments and added them on the page with gel medium. But I found out that the gel medium smeared the printed letters. I would suggest to use regular permanent glue instead gel medium.

I added some more splatters on the page with the mixed media art spray and the white spray that I mixed myself (white acrylic paint, water, white glue). I dried the whole page again with craft heater.

I added some shadow around the sentiments with Distress Crayon. Since the letters faded and smeared by the gel medium, I used Posca Fine Tip black marker to make them bold again.

I fussy cut the dragonflies with micro-tip scissors and I added them on the page with the permanent glue stick.

I added some shadow around the dragonflies with black watercolor pencil and waterbrush. I dried them with craft heater again.

I used Distress Crayon to add the shadow around the whole pages and I sprinkle some WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkles Glitter embossing powder randomly on the edges and heat set them with craft heater.

And I decided heat-embosse all the dragonflies’ eyes using the VersaMark pen and the same glitter silver embossing powder.

I used the Posca Fine Tip black marker to draw the trail dots on each of the dragonfly.

And the last step, I added some more splatters using the cocoa mixed media art spray. I dried the whole page again with craft heater.

Here’s a quick close up on the finished page:

That’s my travel notebook art journal to share with you all. I hope this encourage you today. Never lose hope.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful, blessed day!


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DIY Card Caddy Gift Bag

Spring flowers are blooming. New season has arrived and that reminds us there is always new hope and mercy coming into our lives. Be strong, my friends

Today, I would like to share this card caddy gift bag that I made for a friend. This gift bag is filled with 10 handmade cards and envelopes.

On my card caddy gift bag, I used several Graciellie Designs gorgeous designs: Friends Like You digital stamp (flower), God’s Grace digital stamp (sentiment), and couple patterned paper from Pink & Blue Watercolored digital paper pack.

I cut out heavyweight white cardstock using Divinity Designs Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies Set. I used strong permanent double sided-tape to put this card caddy gift bag together. For the handles, I used permanent liquid glue.

I printed couple patterned paper from the digital paper pack. I added a thin layer of liquid glue around the patterned paper and then while it was still tacky, I added the Therm O Web DecoFoil Gold sheet. Now, it has gold frame for extra shine.

I added those 2 patterned papers on the front of the card caddy gift bag using permanent adhesive glue. I added White pearls at four corners.

I cut out the printed sentiment using the Divinity Designs Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and then I added it on the bag with permanent adhesive glue.

For the 30-day coloring challenge at Kathy’s blog today, I colored the flower with Pearlescent watercolor paint. I really wish that my camera can capture the pearly look on the flower. I added the flower on the bag with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

The gift is done and ready to be delivered. I hope this project sparks an inspiration for you today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful blessed day!

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well and stay healthy.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Today, I would like to share an idea how to treat a special mom on the special day.

I made this gift bag using the new Happy Mother’s Day Digital Stamp Set and the Sweet Love Digital Paper from Graciellie Design.

I used the Divinity Designs – Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies to make the gift bag. I cut out heavyweight white cardstock with the dies and put the pieces together using Scro-Pal double sided tape.

Using permanent adhesive glue, I added one of the digital pretty patterned papers that I printed out on a white cardstock and trimmed it to fit on the front bag.

I printed the flower cup bouquet and the sentiment on a heavyweight white cardstock with my inkjet printer in black and white.

I enjoyed the time coloring this beautiful flower cup bouquet using the Arteza Real Brushes. A fun practice for the 30 day coloring challenge this month at Katty’s blog.

After coloring the image, I sprinkled it with some water and dabbed it off right away with paper towel, and then I added some light white paint splatters on it, too. I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I added the flower cup bouquet on the front of the bag with permanent adhesive glue and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape. I embellished the back with some sequins from my stash.

I hope this project brings some smiles on your face, joy in your hearts today, and sparks an idea for your Mother’s Day project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful, blessed day!


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Thursday Coffee Break | Have Faith, Stay Strong 3D Card

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday… It is time to take a little coffee break with me. To be honest with you all, I really need a good break after all this “stay at home” situation. Simply, having a girls’ night out with my girl-friends will do. We love to just go out, have coffee, dinner, and talk talk talk.

But… My friends… we all are maybe feeling stuck and helpless right, still have faith that things will get better and stay strong because we all are in this together.

“And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭11:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I made this card for you all today for the Thursday Coffee Break at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

On my card today, I used Peony Hugs Digital Stamp Set and Wild & Whimsy Digital Paper Pack from Graciellie Design.

I colored them with SN Illustrator Markers and Sparkle Clear Brush.

Visit my post at Coffee Loving Blog for a simple tutorial how to make the 3D shape on the mug.

I hope this will bring joy and hope in your heart, and smiles on your face today. May you all have a caffeinated, fabulous. Thank you so much for stopping by!

“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬


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