Friday, June 29, 2012

MyScrapRoom Challenge #22

Hi All,

I just wanted to share a 3D project that I did as an entry to MyScrapRoom Challenge #22. The challenge this time is to make a purse using pattern paper, some brads and flowers.

I used the pattern that I got from SplitcoastStamper. I then made a tulle flower and used Smooch Spritz to color the flower. As the flower center, I used a ribbon buckle and a flatback pearl.

I plan to continue this project for a challenge coming from a group in Facebook. The black thing in the middle will be a purse mini book. Stay tuned for the part two of this project.

-Paper cord (I braided four pieces of the cord to make the handle)
-Some plastic flower trim
-My Mind's Eye paper,
-Tulle, puff paint for fabric, flatback pearl and ribbon buckle.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hero Arts June 2012 Challenge - 2nd Entry

I decided to make another card for the Hero Arts June 2012 Challenge. I do not have a lot of Hero Arts stamps, so I used what I have as a background stamp :).

I stamped the Decorative Dots and Wood Grain Stamps on the paper strips. I actually used some of the chalk inks that I have and I really like the result.

Here is a picture of the card.

-Pattern paper from Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and Prima
-Sakura Gel pen
-Colorbox Cat Eyes
-Decorative Dots Stamp
-Wood Grain Stamp
-Unity Stamp Circle Sentiments.

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 18th Ippity Challenge - Bright Colors

Here is my submission for the Ippity Challenge posted on June 18th. The theme this time is "Bright Colors".

I used the Unity Stamp set called "On My Way" as well as the "City of Love" set. The sentiment is taken from the "Happy Day" Itty Bitty set.

-Unity Stamp set "On My Way"
-Unity Stamp set "City of Love"
-Unity Stamp set "Happy Day"
-DCWV cardstock
-Jillibean Soup Pattern Paper
-watercolor pencils, Memento Markers, Copic Markers.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 2012 Unity Challenge - Summer Time

Here is a card that I submitted for June 2012 Unity Challenge. The theme this time is "Summer Time". The "raspberry limeade" stamp is from the "Live Half Full" set. The sentiment is something that I got from a grab bag.

I stamped the sentiment on a faux washi tape that I made out of a masking tape. I also arranged pieces of oval punch outs as a backing for the raspberry limeade image.

This is also the first time I tried Copic markers for coloring.  I guess I need to learn and practice more :). 

-Unity Stamp "Live Half Full" set
-Jillibean Soup Pattern Paper
-Copic markers
-DCWV card base.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway at Mg Party Impressions


Mg Party Impressions is having a give away. Head over to their blog for a chance to win a package of I-top tools and supplies. They also included an SCAL3 software in the giveaway, for those digital crafters.

Hurry, the winner will be drawn on the 1st of July. Tell them that I sent you!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Scrap Room Challenge #21

Here is a layout that I made based on the sketch given by Gina from My Scrap Room. So far, I like this forum because the challenges are fun and you also get the chance to win goodies (Yaayyy!). So if you are interested, head over to the website and sign up.

Back to my layout. I used two old pictures from my high school days. I used the sewing machine to sew the border of the paper. The pocket in the middle is a faux pocket, it opens up to reveal the journaling that I wrote inside. I used some rub-ons and buttons to embellish this layout.

Swap Project

I joined a swap recently in Two Peas in a Bucket forum. The theme of the swap is a PInterest swap. Essentially, each person creates a PInterest board with crafty items that they wish to receive from their swap partner.

I decided to give my swap partner a bottle of homemade bath salt (I used Martha Stewart's recipe) and an altered frame. 

For the frame, I used Mod Podge to adhere the pattern paper to a 1-dollar frame from Michael's. I then used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to decorate the frame. For the image in the center, I used stamps from Unity Stamp Company.


Let me know what you think. Thank you.

Friday, June 15, 2012

You Stole My Heart

I've just finished another card. This time I used "Straight from the Heart" stamp set from Unity Ippity. I used Tombow markers to color the image.

 I created a small card as an embellishment. I used a Unity stamp that I got from a grab bag to stamp the front of the mini card. I then stamped the sentiment inside the mini card.

Let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting this blog.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Scrap Room Challenge

I made a card using the sketch from My Scrap Room. For the base of the card, I used American Crafts Just Write card. I used mostly my scraps for this card. Some of the papers come from Bazzil, DCWV and Fancy Pants. 

In this card I used the leaf punch that I bought a few years back from Paper Source. 

I stamped the sentiment stamp (from Unity Stamp Company) to a piece of acetate using Stazon ink.


Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hero Arts Challenge - Thinking of You

This is my first time participating in Hero Arts Challenge. I chose the first theme "Thinking of You" for this month's challenge.

For the cloud background, I used Silhouette machine to cut the clouds. I modified the "Sun and Rain Cloud" shape and multiplied them to make scattered clouds.

I used the negative side as a background and the cut out clouds as accents. 

I used the hot air balloon stamp from Art of the Card Past Times set.

Here are some pictures to share

-Fancy Pants Daydreams pattern paper
-Silhouette "Sun and Rain Cloud" shape
-Art of the Card Past Times set (hot air balloon stamp)
-Sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Company
-Tombow Markers
-Card base from Royal & Langnickel

Unity May Stripes Challenge

Here is a card that I made for Unity May Stripes Challenge.

I used an American Craft card for the base. I stamped a butterfly background stamp on a cardstock and embossed it with a clear powder. I then blended some Distress ink. I cut the circles and distressed the edge of each circles.

The vintage camera comes from Unity as well. The image is embossed with brown embossing powder. I put some Distress Stickles around the edge to give it more vintage look.

Here are the pictures of the card.

This project reminds me that I need to get a 1" circle punch, cutting the circles one by one is time consuming and it doesn't give a clean cut :(.

-American Crafts Just Write card
-Basic Grey Konichiwa pattern papers
-Butterfly background stamp from {...with her own wings} set from Unity Stamp Company
-Vintage Camera stamp from Vintage Memory Box set from Unity Stamp Company
-Sentiment stamp from note of thanks set from Unity Stamp Company
-Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles
-Adirondack Espresso embossing Powder
-Hero Arts clear  embossing powder

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ferris Wheel Card

Today, I want to share a card that I made using paper piecing technique. The ferris wheel image is from Unity Stamp Company. I used the kraft cardstock from Michael's.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Try of Making Chinese Bun

Few months back I saw this video about making Char Siew Pau (Chinese Barbeque Pork Bun). They looked so nice. So today I managed to build my courage to make some. At first, I thought of putting some black pepper chicken inside to replace the barbeque pork. But then,  when I saw the black pepper chicken, I decided to put it aside and make an empty bun instead (also called mantou).

For the black pepper chicken I used this recipe. I made some slight modifications. Here is the recipe that I used:

Black Pepper Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, diced (I actually used 1.3 lb of chicken)
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup spring onions, thinly sliced
  • oil (for frying)


  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mirin (this is the only one available in my kitchen, I don't have sake or wine)
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar (this make the dish sweet and salty, optional)


  1. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Cut chicken into 1/2" cubes and dust pieces with cornstarch.
  3. Dry fry chicken in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and stir fry onion for a few minutes, then add the chicken
  5. Add sauce mixture and fully coat the chicken.
  6. Add the spring onion and stir it for one minute.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat.

For the bun, I used the recipe from this website with some modifications. You can find below the recipe that I used:

Chinese Bun

8g instant dry yeast
160ml lukewarm water

380g all purpose wheat flour (you can use the bleached flour to get whiter bun)
90g icing sugar
30g shortening ( I used Spectrum shortening, which is not hydrogenated)

1. Sift together flours and icing sugar. Place sifted flour mixture in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the shortening.
2. Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water. Put the mixture into the well. Bring together the flour mixture.
3. I use my KitchenAid to mix the dough. If you don't have a mixer, you can do this manually.
4. After the dough is formed, knead the dough manually for 10-15 minutes.
5. Cover dough with damp cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes or until it is doubled in size.
6. Divide the dough to small portions of 60 gr each.  Flatten each portion and fold the side to the center. Place it on a 1.5” square parchment paper, seal side down.
7. Arrange buns into a steamer, leave about 1” gab in between buns. Spray water mist over buns, and steam in a preheated steamer on high heat for 8 minutes. Remove buns from steamer and cool on rack to prevent soggy bottom.