Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Planner Bliss.


Happy Hump Day, y'all!!!

It's time for another Challenge at Milk Coffee tonight, and it's all about using two or more die-cuts. Now I went a bit rebellious this time and instead of your usual die-cut, I used these stickers from the bonus pack from the digital stamp Madeline Selfie on Summer Holiday.


And instead of a card, my project consists of decorating my planner. Have you all seen this latest craze? I know it's all about my instagram and craft Facebook. People have been decorating their planners (be it a Filofax or a Kikki-K like mine) like it's a scrapbook. I do it now and then but I don't think I've posted pictures here (I have on my craft IG - @rinnesbliss ).


These stickers are awesome because you can copy and paste them unto any of the Milk Coffee digi stamps or print them out by themselves like I did here. I just fussy cut around them. I also love how they have a shadow that gives them dimension!

The rest of the decorations came from my stash of stickers and washi tape. I also love using colored pens!

Hope you get to play along!!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pollycraft's Brains.


Happy Hump Day, folks!!

This card was inspired by my oldest tater tot who'll be going to Kindergarten in the Fall. Sniff.

It features Pollycraft's Brains from C.C. Designs! Today is review day for the July Pollycraft release so I hope you can visit the CCD blog and look at all the new products and cards by my fellow DT members!

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Time Goodness!

Hey Peeps!!

It's my turn to write up a post on the TGF blog today! It's such an honor for me to be a part of this wonderful community!!

TGF has been the start of my stamp hobby/ obsession/ "job." And so, it give me such great pleasure to be in its Print & Cut Design Team! Especially since I'm a scrapbooker as well!!

Today, I've got projects to showcase the Summer Time Print & Cut & Digis kit! I made a lay-out and a card.


If you didn't know, it is always hot in Arizona! We've got family and friends there so we are always visiting! The kit's elements are perfect for this page, don't ya think?


And here's my card. I printed two digi Ians (came with the kit), and made one smaller than the other to represent my boys. (uggh, please ignore the rough shading on the faces... I think I need new nibs on my Copics!). I see from social media that everyone's at the beach but we haven't been yet so here's an inspiration!! :)


Hope you get to check out SuiLan, Cynthia, and Claudette's creations too!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beach Birthday.


Good evening, peeps!!

It's time for my bi-monthly Wednesday night post. You know what that means -- it's time for a Milk Coffee Challenge! This week, it's all about Birthdays!

Now I know some of you may be wondering what my beach-themed card has to do with birthdays, but I always try to take a vacation during my special day and I think everyone should take a holiday too. :)


Lots of bright colors make for one happy card, don't ya think? Added some colorful sequins from Some Odd Girl. Love those cards from Amy Tangerine's Plus One collection. Speaking of her, I was able to take a class taught by her recently. Can't wait to share soon!!

Thanks so much for visiting!

First Day of School.


Hello, hello, hello!! C.C. Designs has got these awesome new July releases and I am doing a review on Roberto's Rascal's Sk8tr Henry

My youngest son just started pre-school and he served inspiration for this card. He is quite the more reckless one of my two kids (hehe, see the skateboard?).


I don't know about you but the scrapbooker in me makes me the type of parent who takes lots of pictures during special events (& also during some mundane, daily stuff).

Of course, we had lots of photos by the door with his new Planes backpack and a cute outfit. Now, I just gotta make sure I actually sit down, scrapbook, and document that moment. Ahhh, sometimes I'm so caught up with all my card-making that I don't pay attention to my scrapbooking :(.

My craft mojo had been down but I was able to make four cards in two days...hurrah!! Hopefully, it continues! Woot woo!!

Stay tuned for another card tonight!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Furry Love.

Hi all!!

It's been awhile so I apologize for the lack of posting. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have an inkling of why my craft mojo has been down :) :) :). I'll be writing about it on an upcoming post so stay tuned (teehee!).

Today, I have a card for you featuring Time for Tea Designs' I'm Nuts About You Squirrels.


Aren't they the cutest? For the texture of their fur, I did short flicks (for the tail, I did longer ones) with my Copics. And blended less to show more of their 'hair.'


To go along with the forest theme, I incorporated this fun washi tape of the critters and trees. And the wooden washi is definitely starting to become a fave!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

See ya!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Journal Cards from TGF!


Good morning, everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend (for those of you living in the U.S.)!

Today, I've got a project featuring the Greeting Farm's newest mini release of Journal cards! They are perfect for Project Life!


I've been meaning to scrap these old photos of my hubby and I back when we were still dating. This technique of scrapping took me one hour for both pages -- the pockets make it simple and easy, and with the journal cards, I was done before my youngest woke up from his nap!! (yippee, right?!!)

Head on over to the blog to see more projects from my fellow Print & Cut DT members -- Claudette, Cynthia, and Sui Lan.

The Summer Journal Cards are available for purchase at the TGF store now!

toot-a- loo!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White on White Challenge.

Good evening!!

It's time for another Milk Coffee Challenge! This time it's all about white on white! That means white embellishments and paper on a white card! A colored image is ok.


This challenge was already difficult for me, but I wanted to torture myself even further. I colored the image to black and white. I think it just gives the card more of that cool, multi-dimensional effect!


I used this sweet image of Lisbeth hugging her bunny, although I can't seem to find the exact digi in the store. Sleep has been such a priority for me right now, so this image was calling my name :).

For more deets and inspiration (I especially love Cristina's card), please visit the MC Challenge blog!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Good Morning, Sue!



Am still on a clean and simple kick (well, at least CAS for me :)), so the card I'm showing you today is pretty single-layered. Here's Good Morning Sue's preview from C.C. Design's Roberto's Amigas. Isn't she so much fun?? She makes me laugh!! She and the other Roberto's Rascals / Amigas will be available this Thursday, July 3 at 12 PM EST.


Sue is totally funny because she's so realistic and relatable! Don't we all look like this in the morning?

I wanted a scenic card so I found these Love, Elsie frames in my stash. I tend to go for what is easy and fast (hey, working mama of two over here! LOL) so I just stuck these cute Kawaii post-its of these Hawaiian girls -- they were the perfect size!

I also love that wood washi tape! It seems like real wood! I forgot where I got it from -- Studio calico maybe??

And I love her pajamas. Was trying to get them to look silky, hahaha!

Enjoy today, folks!!