Spring Bear in Flowers

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Hello friends! I had a really fun birthday yesterday with my family. I had a good time with lots of good food and laughter! Thank you for those of you who took time to wish me happy birthday. I really appreciate it 🙂 Today, I am sharing my card made for the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge with Pretty Pink Posh. I own products from both companies and I love them both. So, I decided to play along.

Spring is here! The cherry trees near my house are blooming. Inspired by the beautiful flowers, I made a bear in flower shaker card. More details below.

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  1. White heat emboss the Mondo Hydrangea bouquet on watercolor paper. Color with Gansai Tambi watercolor, then die cut it out
  2. Die cut the bear from All Inside, stamp with Versafine Toffee ink, color with Zig clean color markers
  3. For the background, stamp the hydrangea flowers with light gray ink. Stamp the sentiment with Versafine Toffee ink, blend some Scattered Straw distress ink over the sentiment
  4. Die cut the shaker frame with MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frame Die-namics. Fill in the shaker with some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
  5. Mount the shaker on Grout Gray card stock to finish off

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I love the bear so much!! I can never get tired of it! So as the Mondo Hydrangea! Although I basically watercolor it every single time, but this stamp is seriously so pretty. I hope you enjoy today’s post. Have a wonderful day!!!


A Bed of Roses for Someone Special

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Hi friends! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I want to share a simple card featuring Essentials by Ellen Bed of Roses die. I made this card a while ago but I forgot to share it. This stunning die is designed to cover the whole card area, but I decided to only show a part of it for a more modern look.

Since I am only showing a small area of flowers, I wanted to make it very colorful. I used distress inks both on the die and beneath it to create layers of colors. Then, I covered up the rest of the card with white paper with a simple sentiment.

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Hope you like this CAS card idea. I wish you have a wonderful day!


DIY Wall Art with Stamps

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Hello friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week! I am very happy that March is here because it is my birthday month 🙂 Plus, Spring is approaching. Some flowers in my neighborhood are already blooming! This inspires me to do some decor changes around the house. I stretched some supplies that I already have and made a new wall art for my craft room.

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I found this quote somewhere and I really liked it. It inspires me to do something different each time I craft. Now, I cannot do brush lettering so I cheated with stamps. I started off stamping on an A4 white paper. I used alphabet sets by Concord & 9th and Essentials by Ellen to achieve a realistic brush lettering look. Then, I stamped some Altenew flowers around my piece and colored with Copic markers. Lastly, I trimmed down the piece to size and added some soft blue around the corners to finish.

Blog Pic AMY blogI hope this is inspiring. The whole process took me over 2 hours. It is quite hard to get the quote right off the bet. However, my MISTI helped me a lot! I am still searching for a frame for this piece. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set
  2. Essentials by Ellen Basic Alpha Stamp
  3. Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp
  4. Delicata Ink Pad Golden Glitz
  5. Copic Markers