Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mustache 30th Birthday - George Hoang

Hi There!!!

Today I want to share with you what my family and I did for one of my brothers, George Hoang who turned the big-fat-3-0 on Sunday, May 25th. We decided to throw him a surprised birthday party, BUT it actually ended up being a surprised for everyone! So what happened is that, we first planned to celebrate his birthday at his place, making him buy the pizzas (kekeke) with a few of us being able to make it while others prepping for his birthday. He was happy, but keke we tired to disappoint him in some ways too by also not making it a big if it is just another day. Our plan worked....

Our plan was to have him drop off one of his son for us to babysit at one of our sisters, Michelle's house later that day. Well, what my family didn't know is that, one of our sisters, Lien and her daughters who weren't supposed to make it....well, THEY DID!!! And boy oh boy was everyone surprised....ONE-BY-ONE, even the birthday boy and his family were surprised!!!

....and once again, the Hoangs unite! hehe Having a big family is super-duper hard for us to get together and when we do, we're very grateful and of course picture time!!!!

Here's what we did for his 30th birthday, the theme was a Mustache theme with some fun decoration....
[Dessert Table]
We wanted to do a fun "Dessert Table" on the things he love. 
Dessert Table includes: 30 different beers, Cookies and Cream Cupcakes (which were a hit!) from Sally's Baking Addiction, Snicker Cheesecake bars from Sally's Baking Addiction, Soft-Baked Monster Cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction, Snicker Bars, Golden Grams and Rice Crispy smores, 30 chips, panda cookies, and M&M's chocolate bars.
[Happy 30th Bday Banner]
Happy 30th Bday Banner: Square Collection Framelits, Circles Framelits, Twine, Cricut Letters, Basic Black Cardstock, Designer Series Pattern Paper, Whisper White Cardstock.
Rosette How To: I made different sizes such as 6", 5", 4.5", and 4" Rosettes, all these were scored at 1/2".
[Beer Tags]
I just can't put these 30 different beers on these crates, hehe 
so I wanted to make a tag to coordinate with everything else =)
Beer Tags: Used Num-Num stamp set, stamped it using VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad with Whisper White Powder then used Heating Tool to dry; Banner Framelits; Designer Series Pattern Paper, Cherry Cobbler Twines.

[Milk Cartons]
These cute little milk carton boxes were very easy to make 
and were filled with his favorite candy - snicker bars. 

Milk Carton How To: I used Baked Brown Cardstock 8 1/4 x 5 1/2", Score the long side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5 5/8, 7 1/2", Score the short side at 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 5".  After I adhere it, I sponge it with Baked Brown ink to give that extra boldness to it.
Milk Carton Accessories: Label Love Stamp Set, A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set, 3/4" Circle Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Whisper White Ink Pad, Whisper White Emboss Powder, Heating Tool, Designer Pattern Paper, Twine, Hole Punch.

[Hamburger Box]
These hamburgers boxes are from Stampin' Up die cut, which will be released soon. 
You'll love these cute little boxes, where you can fill it up with any yummie goodies you wish to. 
Hamburger Box: Stampin' Up Hamburger Box Bigz XL sponged with Baked Brown Ink, Designer Series Pattern Paper, Morning Post Numbers Stamp Set used with Whisper White Ink Pad paired with Deco Label.
Hamburger Tag: Scallop Tag Punch stamped with Num-Num Stamp Set and A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set on Basic Black Cardstock. Banner Punch using Designer Series Pattern Paper.

[Soft-Baked Monster Cookies Package]
I wanted to make a big cookie for a big big boy my brother is turning, 
Soft-Baked Monster Cookies Package: Cookie Clear Bags, Mustache punch using Whisper White Cardstock, Chalk Talk stamp set used Whisper White ink stamped on Basic Black Cardstock using Chalk Talk Framelits wrapped with Cherry Cobbler Twine.

[Mustache All Over]

The mustaches is an EK Success punch...I punched them out using Basic Black and glued them on toothpick, sticks, forks, spoons, knives, the bags of chips, candies, anything I can get my hands on keke.
....and we added a [Photo Booth]

Photo Booth: I got the props from Micheal's, it was a kit you put together. The photo booth background was created using 1 3/4" Circle Punch, punched out with Designer Series Pattern Paper in different colors and hot glued together using a twine.
Photo Booth Banner: Used Banner Framelits, Starburst Framelits put together with a twine.
Rosettes: I made different sizes of the Rosettes - 5", 4.5", 4", 3.5", 3" all these were scored at 1/2".

[Photo Booth Pictures]
Here's some photos of the photo booth. =) And the birthday boy =)

Love always, SMILE!!!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Box Filled with Cookies

Hello There!

Lisa, a super-duper good friend of mine is moving to Los Angeles with her fiancĂ©, Johnny Duong (JD) soon....Sad to see them "leave" (until we meet again hehe)...I can't just call Lisa up anymore and be like, let's go eat!!! But I am super excited for them to know where they want to be and start planning their future. So I'm happy that's what they wanted, but I will sure miss them. I didn't know what to do for them...but I thought maybe they'll like some home made cookies...;)

So I baked this wonderful yummie delicious Chocolate Chip with Rice Crispy cookies for them. It's really my all time favorite cookies. And hehe I can't just bake the cookies and not package them..So I made these cute little somewhat milk carton boxes =) I thought it'll be cute for them to "share" them with whoever they want to. The big white box is for them to keep ;) Filled up all the way up with cookies.

I hope you like them, Lisa & JD!!! I'll super-duper miss you guys sooooo sooo much!
You're just one of the greatest friends and couple I've known for years 
that I know I will always cherish!!! Until we visit each other!!!
And I hope it's going to be soon! Best wishes to you two
And to a new and wonderful beginning!!! ;) Love you two!!!

And all you need was Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make these adorable cute boxes ;) Love making these boxes!!! Sooooo much fun!!! 

Hope you enjoyed today's posting. Thanks for dropping by!!! Bye-Bye for now ;)

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes SU! Inks: Versa Black Stamp Pad SU! Cardstock: Primarose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Crushed Curry SU! DSP: Pattern DSP Stack SU! Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Twine, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sent With Love - RS115

Hi There,

Happy Tuesday!!! This card is a little past due (somewhat not really ;)), I've been wanting to create this card for Nirla and Simon, the cute couple who is soon to become husband and wife in the month of July. I did their invitations (Click here to view Nirla and Simon's invitation) last month and I wanted to create this card to send my love and wanted to "Wishing you (them) a lifetime of love and laughter." So... the happy couple!!!!


[--INSPIRATION USED Retro Sketches #115--]

I wanted to say to them...
To be able to find each other, you two are one of the luckiest couples 
to have found someone to share your lifetime of happiness with. 
I know, you two will enjoy the world together 
continuing to create great memories of lifetime of joy.  

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: World Map, Love & Laughter, Sent With Love SU! Inks: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Embossed Powder, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad SU! Cardstock: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Gold Foil Sheet, Vellum SU! DSP: Moonlight DSP Stack SU! Accessories: Circle Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot

Monday, May 19, 2014

Yay, Now You Have The Diploma! - FMS136

Hi There,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My weekend went by a little too fast but fun, even though my weekend hike didn't work out (hopefully all the future weekends will work out), but it was nice to catch up with some friends ;) and meeting new ones.

I thought I'll start off this week with a graduation card, since graduation is coming up. And...okay, I got to admit, I'm a little heat embossing crazy...hehe I really wanted a star background and I didn't have any dsp, so I saw Project Life Point & Click stamp set and was like hey!!! wouldn't it be nice to use that stars stamp and create a background....and soooo I did and what is a better pair to make a graduation card...Pomp & Circumstance!!!! So here's goes...



[--INSPIRATION USED Freshly Made Sketches 136--]
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: Project Life Point & Click, Pomp & Circumstance SU! Inks: Whisper White Embossed Powder, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad SU! Cardstock: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray  SU! DSP: Moonlight DSP Stack SU! Accessories: Curve Corner Punch, Heat Emboss Tool, Button, Twine, Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Just A Little Something For You - PPA204, PP196, CTD 292

Hello There!

The weather has just been so wonderful...not too hot, not too cold, but also not so great for people with allergies (like me), BUT super great to make flowery cards at home ;)

Here's a little sneak peek what's coming soon in the new Stampin' Up catalog, will feature some new and exciting products, such as these stamp sets - "Num-Num" and "Something to Say" and a new "Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack" too!!! AND much much more! you'll be jaw-dropping once you see the new catalog! there are (haha) the entire catalog I WANT soooo sooo bad and one of the many good reason joining Stampin' Up is you get to pre-order the items kekek it's always super wonderful to get your hands one it first keke

Here's today's fun!!! ;) I thought I'll use a vellum and stamp it using Peaceful Petals Flower by using the embossing techniques and used Melon Mambo marker and started was hard to stay in the line...:\ but after the second flower, I did get better hehe ;)

With the wonderful help of Pals Paper Arts 204, The Paper Players 196 Floral, and Color Throwdown 292 challenges combined all in one to create this card today. What fun!!!! Make sure you join! ;)

Thanks for dropping by!!! Bye Bye for now!

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: Something to Say, Num-Num, Peaceful Petals, Hardwood  SU! Inks: Melon Mambo, Whisper White Embossed Powder SU! Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Vellum, SU! DSP: Lovely Flower, Moonlight DSP Stack SU! Accessories:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Project Life Corner Punch, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon, Pearls, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot

Mini Box Idea and Yummie Lemon Bars &Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Hello there!

Been a crazy May for me! Lots of going on, thought I'll share something I made for one of my sisters' birthday, that I finally had the chance to sit down and post this.

These are some cute cute boxes that were made from the Envelope Punch Board (and that's all it needs), then I decorated it with different flower punches - Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (my all time favorite set) and then go have fun and enjoy putting them together!

I made her favorite Lemon Bars that I found on Food Network Lemon Bars (however, I decreased the sugar to 2 cups and increased the lemon juice by 1/4 cup more because my sister likes it a little more lemony and a little less sweet). Then I found this yummie chocolate chip cookies that just looks solo adorable to make - fluffy and yummie - by Sally Baking Addiction - The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies; however, I did add 1 package of vanilla pudding to give it that extra yummiest!

Hope you enjoyed today's packaging idea and some yummie recipes you must try!

Thanks for dropping by!!! Yummie-Bye! ;)

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes  SU! Inks: Elegant Eggplant  SU! Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum  SU! DSP: Pattern Designer Series Paper SU! Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 3/4" Circle Punch, Ribbons, Sponge Dimensions, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May Paper Crafters Sampler Issue Release!

Hi There!!!

Paper Crafters Sampler:

We've put together a fun yet challenging Sampler together for May. This month offers three times more flair than the previous issue.

The request this month varied from holiday and seasonal issues we've had in the past. Our May issue, "Thrice In Design," takes a whack at design projects with trio's, three's and third's in mind. Each project simply had to contain "3" of something, be in images, layers, or shapes.

Once again the design team pulled through and the creativity of each project shows.

This month's template is also designed with the trio concept in mind; the Pocketed Triptych.

Sneak Peek:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Butterflies - FMS135

Goodie Morning!!!! 

Happy Saturday! I wanted to start off Saturday with another card for my sister, Elaine Hoang for Mother's day from her husband and daughter to her. They want to let her know that she is a wonderful super-duper loving caring mom and wanted to thank her for all she've done. Happy Mother's Day, Elaine!!!

I am warming up to the color purple/ PHEW! So glad this card turned out just the way I wanted it to be. I wanted to make an elegant card for her, and when I think of elegant I think of here goes...

Some close-ups, inside of the card, and the back of the card....and she IS ONE IN A MILLION! =)

A Little Fun - HOW TOs:
To create the background, it's very simple. Use a Brayer run it through your ink pad to pick up the ink (just like if you were to paint your house). Then roll it on the paper, reply ink on Brayer if needed. Then use an embossed folder and emboss away! You'll get that extra lovely painted background. What fun!!! 

For the banner, I sponged it after I ran it through the crinkle using Whisper White Pigment Ink. 

Here is the inspiration sketched I used, Freshly Made Sketches FMS135

Thanks for dropping by!!! Bye! ;)

Love always, SMILE!!!
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[The Goodies Used]
SU! Stamp Set: My Mother, Wonderful Mother  SU! Inks: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Emboss Powder, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad SU! Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant  SU! DSP: Love Impression  SU! Accessories:  Banner Framelits, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Lace Border Punch, Stylish Stripes, Brayer and Rubber Attachment, Pearls, White Pen, Twines, Ribbons, Sponge Dimensions, Hot Glue Gun, Snail Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensions, Big Shot