Friday, August 30, 2013

DigiStamp4Joy Design Team Call


Would you like to be a member of our Design Team? 
The term of office of some of our current members has expired, and 
DS4J is looking for new members
Do you love working with a wide variety of styles of digistamps?
Do you ....
have an active card making blog,
have experience with using digistamps,
and create cards?

Then I would love to have you join my team.

If your answer is YES!!! to all of these questions, 
I'd love to hear from you.

To apply, send the following information:
1. Your name and email address
2. A link to your blog
3. Links to 3 papercraft projects where you have used digistamps and you feel best showcase your  skills.

This DT call will run from 28 August to 30 September 2013

EVERY application will receive a confirmation of receipt.

Send your application to

Thank you and Big Hugs,

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Hi everyone! I am so happy to finally scrap this photograph of my son. It's not really a photograph so to speak but my niece recorded play time moment at my mother's house way back in probably 2008 I think...long long ago. My son was 7 then. Some time back my sister watched the video once again and fell in love with this boy's look as if he was thinking over something. She clicked right there and printed into photograph. One fine day, I received her package with the photo, oh my, big I haven't done a page with triple size for so long so that's why it take me this long to scrap it eventually.   
This layout is made for Purple Pumpkin monthly challenge using this sketch which I twist a little bit by reversing it to the right side:

Supplies: Simple Stories patterned paper, Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Kaisercraft ink pad, sentiment from Ginger's House, watercolor, Gesso and others from my stash

Some close-ups:
 I used a template to draw the flowers on drawing block paper, cut out, painted with watercolor, peel off some first layer to make it look rusty, distressed and highlighted a bit with gesso.
 A handwritten journal for my son. I made this journal style for my previous layout and decided to do it again for this page.
 My intention was to use brown jut but I can't exactly remember where I keep it so end up with baker's twine instead, erm, not bad I think.
 Gesso-ed the title a bit. Added a quote at the bottom page.
I enjoyed making this layout because my children joined me painting on the floor as well, lol. It was a hot day and we just had lunch and need to relax a bit. I think this is the first time I did my layout on the floor :-)  
Thank you for spending a moment reading my blog. Your crafty support is so important to me.
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, August 26, 2013

Work For A Cause ~ DS4J Mid Challenge Reminder

Hello there! It's mid-challenge time at DigiStamps4Joy and the theme is everyone's most favorite, Anything Goes...easy peasy huh? The design team has created versatile cards for some inspirations. Take a peek here and start creating to win DS4J images. Remember, this is a fortnight challenge and time pass by so quickly. 

I have designed a card with one of Jen Lee's popular Misteri sweeties namely Mini Misteri - Apple Basket. Click here to get her. A colored Mini Misteri is also available at the shop.
I have also used a meaningful sentiment from Ginger's House

 Supplies: DS4J digi image, sentiment from Ginger's House, Copic Sketch, Kaisercraft ink pad, Momoyo paper flower

 I'm happy to take this card into these challenges:
1. Sister Act : Anything Goes
2. Inspire Me Fridays : Anything Goes
3. A.R.T Card Challenge : Anything Goes
4. Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
5. Pattie's Creations : Anything Goes
6. Our Creative Corner : Words, Words, Words
7. Artistic Inspirations : Swirls/Anything Goes
8. 613 Avenue : Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge
9. Pile It On : Designer Paper
10. Just For Fun : Anything Goes
11. Make It Monday : Anything Goes
12. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
13. 2 Sisters : Square Cards
14. Paper Creators : Anything Goes

Thank you again and again for your visit and support my crafty work. I so much appreciate and see you soon.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Faces ~ Scrap Around The World

Hi everyone! I just finished my layout an hour ago to enter this into Scrap Around The World  August Challenge 4 based on its sketch and mood board. Took me forever to decide which part of the board to design my page but I have to say I am very attractive to the cake...yummy! I have also stayed true to the sketch...I so love sketches.

This layout will go into my little daughter's album. Afza who just turns 5 on August 17, 2013 was 4 last August 23 {2012} when her aunt Lili snapped her sulking at my mother's backyard for unknown reason. She refused to smile for the camera like she always does. That's just her; loves to sulk and the more she does that the more we tease her, lol. This is a good capture to remind her of her attitude in the long run.

 Supplies: s.e.i patterned paper, Gesso, Kaisercraft wooden flourishes as my template, Basic Grey chipboard stickers, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, sequins, watercolor and my trusty sewing machine
The cake is the main attraction in my layout design as well as the left hand picture at the top. 
 I have kilos of sequins from so many sewing projects and while using the Kaisercraft wooden flourish as my template to draw the tree, I thought the sequins would be perfect to fit in the drawing. I've never done it before. I think it looks cool, lol. I also end up doodling my playful messy page for a girl who loves my passion for art. 
 Handwritten journal is always so meaningful to me.
 Did take a while thinking the title so it fits the pictures. What say you?
I am so glad to finish this page within 2 hours after I checked the linky submission time at Scrap Around The World blog to make sure I'm on time, phew. Off I  go now to take this layout before the time ends. I am also entering this layout into these challenges:
1. Inspire Me Fridays : Anything Goes
2. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
3. Craft Room : Something New (first time using sequins to create a picture)
4. QKR : Anything Goes
Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your support and comments. 

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kiss The Cook Apron ~ DS4J New Digi Release

Hi everyone! DigiStamps4Joy has just released another set of digi images and they are available at the shop. I have used a lovely image namely Kiss The Cook Apron for my card design and click here for details of the image. 
Do visit DS4J blog to have a see at my fellow teammates' designs for inspirations.  

 Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, Ranger's Distress Marker, Carla Craft punch, Pop Artz handmade flowers

I'm so glad you stop by and thank you for your endless support. 
Taking this card into these challenges:
1. Color Me Creative : CH#75 Anything Goes 
2. QKR : Anything Goes

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Hearfelt Thank You

~Dear friends~

My news for today is non-crafty issue. I have just overcome a madness and crucial pain the past couple of days and thought of sharing my story here with you all. 

My Facebook account was hacked – not once but twice in a matter of days. The second it happened really pissed me off completely and as I mentioned on my Wall “my chin is up but my anger is higher than the Everest”. I learnt a couple of lessons during the second experience:

a)      Who are my supportive friends. These are friends who provide me with solutions and ideas on how to solve my problem. My big hand goes to Jennifer Russell and her husband Bill Russell who guided me step by step via online in overcoming my problem. After all the hassle and trouble, Bill pointed out the problem could be due to outdated virus shield. I gave a quick check and voila! My shield was overdue. As a mitigating step, they gave me the link to the free Microsoft Security Essentials.  I would also thank my varsity mate Azizi Yusof for his help via chat room guiding me in tackling the problem. Thanks guys!

b)      I don’t have to be a computer genius to tackle my issue. Under the most desperate and trying situation, I turn into a genius in a matter of minutes. Thank you to my strong online support team. I don’t know what I’d do without you. Well, the easiest way would be to unplug my laptop and took it to the shop. Problem solved but money will also fly out of the wallet and I would not know when I will get my laptop back. Also, I would not acquire knowledge and I may not be able to help others for a change.

c)       Patience. I just have to swallow my pride and learn to handle the situation with patience and patience is not my strongest virtue.

d)      Strength. I gain a lot of strength from my online friends and also from my dear sister Lili Sulastri. She supported me all the way by giving me encouragement even though her computing knowledge is nothing to shout about. She wants me to hang in there and not give up.

e)       Finally – don’t panic. Help will come from unexpected quarters. Always be Grateful.

Having said that, I thank you for reading and dropping by today. Spring clean your computer if you haven't =) Take care.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Guest Designer Card

Hello everyone! This week DigiStamps4Joy is sponsoring  One Stop Craft Challenge and I am honored to be given the privilege by the store owner Margaret Kieser from DigiStamps4Joy as Guest Designer for One Stop Craft weekly challenge. And the challenge is to add stripes.

I have made a card using one of my favorite Misteri images from DigiStamps4Joy namely Misteri's Mystery and you can get her here

 Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, MS border punch, Carla Craft punch, Kaisercraft paper pad, sentiment from Ginger's House, Momoyo sticker and blings

 I totally adore this sentiment!
 I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
1. Color Me Creative : Ch#75 Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by and see you soon.
Hugs and smiles,