Monday, December 27, 2010

New winners!

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday! My mom will soon be out with her friends to go shopping for some after-Christmas deals! She might me taking me along too but I'm not that into shopping for clothes. :)

With DT time coming up, I still need contact from my winners but they haven't yet so I will draw new ones! So, here again, the new winner is........

Denise at KC242 Design!

And a random DT member drawn by is....

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Hey guys! 

I hope you've finished getting ready for the holidays to just relax! My dad and I got back from some last minute shopping for some friends! We also got a tennis racket for me! I'm hoping to learn soon! 

On another note, though I don't have anything to share with you :(, the winners from CHALLENGE 11 need to email me soooooooon! If not by the 26th, I will chose/draw another winner! 

By the way, I found this blog and I love it! Here's a link to a fun recipe that I hope my mom will make!!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Look over there! What is that I see?

Scroll down for the winner and new DT members!!

I just found out a while ago that I received this award! This is my first so I'm super duper excited!! The wonderful Debra from Twisted Monkey Scraps chose me and I hope you hop over there and give her a visit! From her blog, I got these rules!:

1. Thanks and link to the wonderful blogger who gave you this award! Thanks Debra!

2. Share 8 things about you!

3. Give the award to 8 fellow bloggers that you have just discovered!

4. Contact them and tell them about their award!

So, the 8 things about me:

1. I like to play soccer! I'm on a girl's soccer team and it's absolutely fun fun fun!!  The tournament is starting soon and I'm super excited!!

2.  I am the type of person who needs to see it to use it! When ever I have my supplies out, I craft alot more! When I organize them and put them away, I rarely do much. But now, I got a vintage looking tin and I put my must supplies in there and it getting better. Sorta. I found it in a garage sale near us for 75 cents!! I'm gonna get a pic soon!

3. I love miniature things!It can be anything! I just think they are super super cute!

4.  I'm not sure what to call it but I love all things that takes notes! Either a notebook or a post-it! I saw at JCPenny, a notepad that was super cool! It has a list like "DO TODAY" and at the bottom there would be a a check list that said " Completed,  Kinda did, and Maybe Tomorrow". I think they are super fun!

5. I enjoy technology. I like finding programs like Blogger and playing around with them! A lot of times there is a help area and I usually go there if I don't know how to do something. When we got a Macbook, there were lots of fun programs like Garage Band that are super fun to use!

6.  I love to draw as you might of known! It lead me to crafting and all sorts so I'm definitely not stopping!

7. I love living here in Seattle! The weathers great ( in my opinion, especially the snow!) and it rains a lot but it's never too much until it floods and it hasn't since I was here!  I just love the area where I live and there is a park right across the street! Fun fun fun!

8.  Another ' I love' is vintage! I just recently discovered how much I love vintage after finding a way to make anything (almost) vintage looking and since I love to look at old photos and such, it makes me happy to make say brand new white cardstock into a 30 year old looking paper! Love it!

Can you tell that I'm using the word " super" a lot?  I just noticed that.

Now to choose the eight people. I know lots of you out there who would deserve this award but here are the first 8 out of the top of my head:

1.  Liz of Crafts by Liz!
Liz is a 9 year old girl and her blog is fantastic!! Go check it out!

2. Anita of Just A Pigment of My Imagination!
Amazing creations bu Anita and a new blog I discovered too!

Also amazing creations from South Africa!

4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge!
A new challenge blog that I am yet to enter one of their amazing challenges once it starts! Excited!

5.  Chris of Creating with Chrissy!
A recently found blog that is super fun! There might be a candy too! Go take a look!

6. Cheryl of She stamps!
Amazing creations with a special touch just by the Cheryl!

7. Jackie of Paper Moments!
Love her work and amazing take on everything!

8. Top Tip Tuesday! 
Loving their challenges!

Thanks again Deb and sorry I posted this way after but I still appreciate it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winner of Challenge 11!

Hey guys! I know I haven't been posting just a "post" in a while so I'll try to get crafty these two weeks as I have them off as my winter break! But before I start my first week,  let me announce the winners!!

Amazing projects as always and also another though choice as always!

The winner is.....

Yay! Now please email me {iriszhou1{at}gmail{dot}com}for the prize and the deets about being on the Iris's Spot design team!
Since there were so many entries, we decided to pick another player with to also be on the team! Now chose....

Thanks everyone for joining us! Since with the new DT, challenges will resume starting  January! 

Merry Christmas and if you don't, Happy Holidays!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winner of challenge 10 and CHallenge 11!!!!

 ***This CHALLENGE is CLOSED!! Thank you!***

We have another awesome amount of participants and we hope that for every challenge!! As you know, we told all of you that the sponsor is a surprise!! So.... as you have all been waiting for....... OUR SPONSOR WAS......
This is a brand new shop so go show them your support!! They well be giving the winner 3 images!!
And since we couldn't judge you 'look backs' as we call them cause they were to celebrate your creativity and hobby, the winner is chosen by!!!! As so the random winner is.....

#9 Cheryl of She Stamps!!!!

Please email me at iriszhou1{AT}gmail{DOT}com for your prize!!

Thank you for joining us with another challenge and the next one will sure be an easy one!!

Can you guess what this challenge will be about??? If you guessed CHRISTMAS you are totally right!
For this challenge, we want you to make a
themed card!! Our sponsor this challenge is a fabulous one at that!! You may know this sponsor we have here today!! The sponsor is......


She will be offering the winner 4 images!!
Another thing this challenge is, is that this is the last challenge with our design team! Time has flown by at amazing speed as it felt like just yesterday that I announced the design team! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING AT WHAT YOU DO AND ARE AMAZING PEOPLE! Thanks Sandi and Julia!

Thanks guys for being on my DT! It's been so fun! You are the best!!
Our creations:


Since this is the last challenge, the winner will be part of the 3rd term of DT! This challenge will end on Dec. 19th and the winner will be announced on Monday!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Turkey. Yum.

Turkey. Pie. Potatoes. Turkey.

I was full full full yesterday! We had some friends over and they stayed till 11 pm! I was hoping to sleep a little early as black Friday was tomorrow! So I slept at 11:30 and woke up at 6:30 am! Ran out the door to Target and bought. They open at 4 am so we weren't in the huge line! Well we got a toaster ( our old one broke a while ago and we haven't gotten a new one since!), a coffee maker ( my mom) and a few others! We just got home a while ago and the snow cleared last night! All gone! Not a trace of it! :(

It's also my 'Thanksgiving Break' this week so I got some cards done! I haven't much time to just make cards in a long time!

Seeing as 2 Sketches 4 You has a new sketch, I decided to play along! I didn't make it in time but it was still fun!

Here's their sketch:

And here is my creation:

It might of been a Hero Arts stamp for the butterfly but I'm not sure. The paper is from Making Memories and I used the la doily punch from Martha Stewart.

Thanks for joining me again and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Turkey sandwiches??

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winner of Challenge 9 & Challenge 10!!!

 Thanks all for everyone who joined us last time! There were so many of you all with all amazing projects! We had the record amount! The design team and I couldn't get to commenting on all of your wonderful projects though but we still loved them! Thanks everyone! 
Now because we had so many amazingly talented people play along, I thought it would be nice to show off more than just one person but 4 people! We had an amazing sponsor for the prize this challenge too! 
The winner is.....


YAY! Please email me at iriszhou1{at}gmail{dot}com  for you prize!
 I did say 4 people right? Here are the Top 3!

Cheryl of She Stamps

Glitterykatie of Glittery Katie's Blog

Thanks again everyone!
Now onto our challenge! And we hope to get as many of again!

This challenge is a simple one that doesn't require crafting at all! We just was you to go back and enjoy all those projects you've made! We want you to pick one that might of been your favorite or had a fun time making it! This is the challenge that we would like you to back link to!
Our sponsor for this challenge is....

A surprise!!  

The sponsor will be announce with the winner!

Because this is all about looking back, the winner will be chosen be!

Now for our design team "look backs":



We hope you look back and enjoy how good you are!

This challenge ends on the 28th and I will announce the random winner on the 29th along with the next challenge!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Winner of Challenge 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ***Please scroll down for the current challenge!***

 The time has come again for the winner!!!

This challenge's winner is...

Yay! Please email Nicole at nicole{DOT}anderson{AT}insightbb{DOT}com for you prize!

Thanks for joining us again for another challenge!

Have another fabulous day!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Challenge 9!

**This challenge is now closed! Thanks your for participating!**

Welcome to another challenge here at Iris's Spot! This time it's...

Anything Goes!

Relax yourself and do what you want!  This challenge also has an amazing sponsor too! For Challenge 9 it's.....
She will be offering the winner $10 to spend at her shop!

Our design team's creation with the 'anything' challenge:





This challenge is gonna be from now to the 14th of Nov.! I'll announce the winner on the 15th along with the new challenge!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pencils of Promise

People can do amazing things right?
Well this is one of them!

I found Pencils of Promise online and thought it was amazing!!
I wanted to donate my voice to the world about it by telling all of you! I don't have Facebook but I do have my blog with my wonderful readers!!

Pencils for Promise is a group if people who are building schools for children is many countries! Before they built schools, they gave each child a pencil! That made the talk of education grow and that soon turned into schools!

Go and read their amazing story and donate your voice too!

Have a great day!

P.S. Challenge 8 ends on November 1st so hurry!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Challenge 8!

                       **This challenge is now over! Thanks you!**

We didn't have any players last round :( so I hope we get more this time!!

Guess what holiday is right around the corner?????                                                               


This challenge is all about Halloween! Our fabulous sponsor is....

They are giving away 3 fabulous images!!

Here's the design teams' creation with the Halloween theme:




This challenge ends on Nov. 1st and I will announce the winner on the 2nd!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A tutorial...

 Well hello everyone!!!

I'm busy with school work and all but I got this in! It's not a card exactly but it's still something!!

Top Tip Tuesday isn't a new challenge blog but it is to me! Head on over to see their latest challenge!

My tutorial is for a newspaper flower!

1. Get some newspaper!! Tear and rip the paper till you've got a shape you like! You can also layer them like I did.

2. Add some color!! Pick any color for your flower and cover it! Or you could cover each piece before you attach them together.

3. Cover the flower with a coat of glue. I used some normal glue for this but Glossy Accents would work better!! Let it dry.

There you have it!!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Challenge 7!

The challenge this time is a...

This challenge is a simple one but also very fun!The prize this time will be a surprise!!!         




The challenge will run from now to the 18th and I will announce the winner on the 18th too!!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Just Wanted to say...

... Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!!
 Here's a good hop for this awesome holiday! There are many out there but this is just one of them!              

                  I'll be coming by soon with some cards! 
                                    Have a great day!

Winner of Challenge 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well our last challenge didn't have many players but we hope for more! There still is a winner though and it is...                

                                                           Birdy Loo

                                 Send me an email at iriszhou1{at}gmail{dot}com

                                  Challenge 7 will be on Monday! Check back soon!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Challenge 6!

Hey everyone! Sorry that I posted this late! I was at a camp with my school and I just got back!
                                        Thanks for your patience!           

 Welcome to a new challenge with our fab DT and sponsor!!!
It's a Color challenge again and the colors are:
Red    Brown  & Orange
With fall coming our way, the leaves are changing color and the holidays are getting closer.

This challenge has a fab sponsor too!
Pholkart Blessings is giving the winner 2 fabulous images!

We also welcome our new DT:



This challenge will run till the 1st and I will announce the 2nd along with the challenge.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

First Day o' School

   Well I wanted to post about my school day on the first day of school, all had to happen on the weekend. So, I'll start the story.

 Day 1:

My parents dropped my off with my school supplies in the morning and went down to my class which was on the bottom floor. Did I mention that there were lots and lots of stairs?? I got lost a few times!! Well we started with organizing all the supplies and putting paper and stuff into our binders. We went to P.E. and played a few games, exercises, and others. Came back,( down more stairs!) to the classroom and got homework. Although the homework wasn't much of homework, it was still called homework. Recess, lunch, more organizing, recess, last minute things on the first day, and onto the school bus. An hour long drive home to the bus stop and we're HOME!! 

Well that's what happened, made some new friends too!

That's it folks!

See ya!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Winner Of Candy!

Let's get strait to it...the winner is... found by



Wooooooooooohooooo Christi!!! Email me at iriszhou1{AT}gmail{DOT}com for you prize!!

I wasn't sure how to add the picture of the random thing onto the post. Do you just copy the icon thing or something else??? I'm not very sure.

Well, I talk more about today (the first day of school!) soon!!

Have a fabulously fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Winners of Challenge 5!

Well another hard choice for me and the DT!
 We had to narrow it down to 3!

So the winner is...


Email me at iriszhou1{AT}gmail{DOT}com for the deets on the next challenges!

And as we say good-bye :( to our first ever DT, they have chosen the 2nd and 3rd place winners!

And another announcement:

Challenges will now run twice a month!

Since school's starting I need a bit more time for homework and such.

Another challenge gone by, lots more to go!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Cards cards cards (and something new!)

I will be back with some big news!

I  made this card that I hope send to a friend all the way in Maryland!! I used these fab Magnolia stamps that the amazing Nilla gave me! Thanks a bunch!! Also used pink and white card stock and poped the Magnolia up off of the pink!! Rounded the corners and there you have it!!! This one is for the challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You! Go check it out!!

Well fast one today! School starts in a few days do I'll be doing some last minute things!

See Ya!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm still here!

With school starting in a week or so, I'm going shopping with my mom, meeting some new friends ( I'm going to a new school!), and trying to have as much fun as I can before I gotta wake up early, head to the school bus, and learn learn learn! I don't think I'll be posting much for a while cause I usually take some time to get used to it!

I've stuffed some time in to craft and I made some stuff!

This little tag has paper for Making Memories 'whimsy' collection, kraft, and a brown marker!

This next "postcard" thing was made for the sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You but didn't have time to post! I drew the party girls and colored everything so no patterned paper on this one! This only stamp I used was the party sentiment from Studio G.

No challenges this time but still lots of fun!

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Still Just Another Post!

 ***See below for Challenge 5!***


How's it g-g-g-g-oing????? Here's a few cards I made:

I used black and white cardstock, I drew the cake, and some green ribbon.
I'm entering this one at the challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You!

For this next one, it's not really a card but more of a tag, (I'm making more and more of these for some reason!?)I used kraft, DP from Making Memories, and the Martha Stewart 'doily lace' punch.
 Challenge for this one is the EBTKS challenge- sketch

Keeping this quick! See ya soon!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Challenge 5-Anything but a card!!!!!

Attention: If you haven't checked out my blogiversary candy, it's on my side bar! You still have a chance at it!

I was making a little card purse and thought that it would be perfect for a challenge!

This challenge is ...

                           Anything but a Card!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Iris's Spot!!! 
 Since this our last challenge with our AMAZING, FABULOUS DT the winner of this challenge will land a spot on our next DT!

 It's so sad that this is our last challenge with our current DT. :( You rock Patti & Emilia! We've had soooooooo much fun together! Your projects always take my breath away!Here are their projects along with mine and the GDT that will take away your breath too!




Since this is our last challenge with the current DT, the DT will be picking the Top 2!

You have until 9/6 to enter. I will announce the winner on the 2nd!

Good luck to everyone!

Monday, August 16, 2010


As you might of seen on my side bar, it's my first ever blogiversary!!! I want to thank all of you for commenting and being there for me! This year has gone by faster than I've ever thought! So, as you might of guessed, I got  my first ever CANDY!!!!!!!!

Here's what's in the candy:

Cloud 9 Design- Paradise Epoxy Stickers
Cloud 9 Design- Love Rub-Ons
Inkadinkado-Clear Mini Butterfly Stamp
Martha Stewart Crafts- Crown Punch
Decorative Scissors- ( it isn't there but the winner will still get it!)
KI Memories- sashes ribbon Set of 8
Autumn Leaves- Talking in Circles {boy}
Black, pink, and blue bling Buttons 
Felt Flowers

Want it? Well here's how to get it:

  • You don't have to become a follower but I would love it if you did!

  • Post the image above or put it on your sidebar of your blog.

  • Leave a comment telling me that you did it.

That's all you gotta do! Candy closes on September 7th. I will announce the winner on the 8th.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Winner of Challenge 4...

... is.......

Awesome job!! Email me at iriszhou1{AT}gmail {DOT}com!!!!
I got a surprise for you all so come back tomorrow and see what it is!!!!!

Thanks for joining us!!!

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