Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Beautiful World 112 ~ Beads

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The word picked by Mandaysea is


I don't know how this week had gone by, guess it is all those teacher's meeting and scheduling, plus I am back teaching on Saturdays again, sigh...... my friend Nancy keep calling me for help, the Saturday chinese school she is teaching desperately needs teacher this year, and just because Nancy is my substitute teacher while I am away, I felt that I need to do something for her, so..... here we go again, back to waking up early on Saturdays...... besides that, the school also wanted me to do a paper crafting class, so you can imagine how much time I put into preparation and meetings this week.

I have no time to take and upload photos, so I dig one out from my folders, here you go...

here's another one, beads on my sweater

ahhhh...... is winter here yet?

We do want you here in Las Vegas, it is 114F today, HOT!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

A 12x12 layout. Really?

Can't remember when was the last time I make a 12x12 layout.
When I saw my blog friend Sharon showcased her layout for Challenge Yourself, I wrote in her comment section that I need to find time to make one, but days turn into weeks and week after week, no action from me : (
Well, it is better late than never, I finally did, but then I forget about it until I saw Sharon's comment at my blog yesterday, I suddenly remember that I need to post that layout and it is pretty close to the deadline, so here it is......

The layout out for the challenge at





die cut frames

and other details

I had fun and should do more of these layouts, the problem I guess is storage, besides storing them in the big plastic boxes and stack them up in the garage, any suggestion on how you store you 12x12 layout with bulky embellishment?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PTI Make it Monday #222 ~ Die Cut Kissing

The Challenge:

I have to say I am not very good at this technique, this is my second try....


here are the PTI products I used in this project

Oh well, I am just happy that it is a card that is flat enough to be mailed in a regular envelope, LOL!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PTI August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:

PTI August 2015 Blog Hop

Here's the inspiration photo

I picked up the colors with my cross-stitching floss

and used this die cut and stamp that I rarely used.

the background was masked and colored with the following die

next, the flowers and leaves are from this PTI mini kit

finally is the sentiment....

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City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 276 ~ World Traveler

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The theme is....


My project is a mini album made with all my project life journaling cards.

is for my sister-in-law who visited us few months ago

here are the pages inside

we took her to Shake Shack, my favorite hamburger place

we sat by the fountain at our backyard every morning for breakfast

I also left a few blank pages so she could write her traveling notes

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We have Suchi again as our special guest star, do stop by and take a look at all the wonderful creation by our guest as well as the team.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Our Beautiful World 111 ~ Stairs

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The word picked by Manuela is...


Right away I thought of the spiral staircase at Loretto Chapel, Sante Fe, unfortunately, I lost all of my photo folders few years ago when my old laptop crushed on me, I managed to find this from one of the blog post I shared with my family when I traveled ....

 I do have a recent and funny one to share for the word STAIRS

one I saw at the poker table, chips that stacked like spiral stairs, still amazed by how this guy did it, of course, I had to ask for a photo.

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