Tuesday, July 25, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 372 ~ Something Beginning with S

This week at....

The theme is Something Beginning with S
(Check out challenge details HERE)

My S word is SWEET!

when I bake something for my friends, I like to make the bake stuff look pretty by adding a big bow and a tag....

the cute rolling pin and sentiment are both from My Creative Time, and the double tag is one of PTI's tag die.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 371 ~ KRAFT crafting

I love kraft paper, do you?

This week at....

We want you to use kraft paper on your project, check out challenge details HERE!

Here's my card made with kraft cardstock

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Friday, July 14, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us (July)

I hardly have a second post in the same week these days, but I have to make a last minute birthday card so why not look for some inspiration from....

The card that inspired me is this one from Betsy Veldman, see original post HERE!

and here's my card.....

I like the peek-a-boo idea and also the cake stand...

all the the products I used on this card are from Papertrey Ink.


The guest bathroom remodel project took about 3 weeks, it was done and I finally got some photos to show....

we started this project because the bath tub has some crack lines, but one thing leads to another, we ended up adding a new sink and counter top, put in new tiles, paint the cabinet....

putting in new toilet and add beads board to the wall as well... 

new lights, new mirror, took away the medicine box and add new shelf.. haha... pretty much change the whole bathroom.


it cost us much much more than we wanted to spend but everyone loves the new bathroom, so I guess it is worth it when everyone is happy right?

Alright, here's another thing that makes me happy!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 370 ~ Two Colors Only!

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Marina wants us to use only two colors on our project.

I've chosen these two colors for my latest calling card (business card)

I like to keep a few of these name cards in my wallet, when I met someone that we need to exchange contacts, instead of pulling out the phone like most people do these days, I like to pass one of my card to that person.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July and City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 369 ~ Black and White

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in United States!

Here at home, Clare and Jared came home from Valencia over the weekend, we had fun together, just four of us, and they left early this morning, back to LA, and in just three weeks, they will be moving to San Francisco while Clare starts her master program studying under her dream teacher, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Jon Nakamatsu, she is very excited, and I am very excited that I will get to go to San Francisco more often now! : )

We went to try the Fish and Chips at Gordon Ramsay, that make me miss the "real thing" even more!

the real thing meaning those near Bond Street Station in London last summer, and it makes me feel a little sad because it was last summer, I met up with Ros in person. That was one happy day in my life!

At City Crafter Challenge Blog this week, it is the final week for Ros, she decided to step down from the team, I wouldn't blame her, it has been 7 years, but I know we will all miss her........

This is my card for the theme this week "Black and White", please check out challenge details here!

I am loving this..... how about you?

Please stop by the blog and leave Ros some love!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #368 ~ Let's go outside and play!

I don't know about you, but I really don't like the heat, even it is dry heat in Vegas, 110 and above is really no fun at all, I am glad that I am not a outdoor person, I don't do a lot of outdoor activity at all, but someone I know does.... She loves golf, so my card this week is for her!


the theme for the challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week is....

Let's go outside and play! Without a doubt, Golf is sure an outdoor sport.

I hope you could join in the fun this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, we have a new DT on board, hop over to check it out!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 367 ~ Hashtag City Crafter

The bathroom remodeling started last Monday.....

it has been a week, we are slowly getting there.....

this is the common bathroom where the girls and house guest used, since now the house is empty with just DH and I, it is time to do some work. The bath tub in this guest bathroom has some crack lines, it hasn't leak or give problem yet, but we thought we should change a new bath tub before bigger problem occur, it supposed to finish in a week, that's yesterday, but since we already "making a mess", might as well change the toilet bowl, and the sink, and the counter top, and the light fixture, and redo the paint, and add bead board, one thing leads to another, so our bathroom is still in the messy stage.

Anyway.... here's my project for the challenge this week at

The theme is Hashtag City Crafter, hop over to check out challenge details.

today is my sister-in-law Marilyn's birthday, so this is for her....

Happy Birthday Marilyn!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 366 ~ Frame it!

I get to spent a few days in New York with Dolce and Alfie Coconut, we went to the storage place to moved all her boxes and luggages back to the apartment, I went to get grocery for her, cook some meals and let her freeze them in the freezer so that would save her some cooking time once she starts work.

my last day in New York, Dolce and Alfie Coconut sent me off at Penn Station, where I took the Long Island Rail Road to Islip to meet up with DH and then fly home from there.

as soon as we touched down at McCarren Airport in Vegas at 11 PM, Thursday night, I continue the journey, drove 4 hours to Valencia to pick up my baby boy at Clare's apartment...

and then drove another 4 hours back to Vegas, it is amazing the things you are willing to do for your dog.


This week at....

The theme is ....


these days I don't really craft much, probably just the one project per week for the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog....

I don't have a busy summer in terms of work, not teaching at summer camp this year, and teach only a few hours per week to my private students that's about it. I spent most of my time cleaning up and tidying up the house, and tomorrow we are having our bathroom remodeled, I am so not looking forward to that.

Don't forget to hop over to City Crafter to see all the beautiful work done by the team.