May 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

So I have been busy in my art studio at JCCA working on my art projects. I have been experimenting with copper sheets a lot, developing a method to ‘paint’ it using heating/cooling process combined with ‘directed’ oxidation using my own organic mixtures. I have been photographing the pieces at various stages and the results form the base for my new Metalese Paper Pack Series. I have two packs at Studio Ztampf! right now, the newest was just released several hours ago it is so fresh! Take a look:

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I created the Elemental 101 Accents Pack as a basic element kit with assorted items that you would need in creating layouts. Basic as these items are, they are uniquely Ztampf! with a masculine/feminine blend and of course, they work well with the Metalese Paper Packs (and most others Ztampf! kits). It is currently on SPECIAL  at 25% OFF Discount for a limited time. So grab it when you are getting the Metalese Packs!

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May 10th, 2013 | No Comments »

It is not often that SBG is having an open call for designers to join their shop, and right now it is happening!

If you have been dreaming to join SBG, now is your chance. I can tell you firsthand as one of the designers who have been with SBG for a few years that SBG is THE BEST shop to be with!

Check it out:

SBG Open Call

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May 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Did you know that this weekend is International Scrapbooking Day?

iNSD SALE @ Ztampf!

Don’t miss this special sale where all products are at at least 30% OFF.
From Friday, 3 May through Monday, 6 May 2013 only.
Run to Studio Ztampf! now!

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April 7th, 2013 | No Comments »

Ztampfever No.74 has been sent out to those who subscribed!

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Whaaat? Haven’t subscribed yet? I’ll let you cheat this time! Now, click here to subscribe!

February 4th, 2013 | No Comments »

The Black Water Snake is lurking, ready to glide over to you – are you ready?

Have you seen this Charming Snake HongBao set to create your very own personalized hong bao AKA lai see AKA red pockets this Chinese New Year? Well, take a look:

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Need to scrap your Chinese New Year events or your trips to China?
Well, the Charming Snake Kit is here to help you!

Charming Snake Kit at

Or just get the Charming Snake Package Saving for the best deal:

Save 39% OFF when you get the Charming Snake Package Saving.
Head over to now!

See some layouts done with it:

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by Carolyn

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by Lynn

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by Tracy

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by Fhung

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by Fhung

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February 1st, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Porcelain Feathers... Fresh from the kiln.

paper-thin porcelain feathers

A Flash Back: Paper-thin porcelain feathers… Fresh from the kiln on 11.11.2012 in my JCCAC art studio.



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January 30th, 2013 | No Comments »

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Ztampfever No.73

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November 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »

Woohooo… You hear it first!

Storewide SALE – most items are at 20% – 35% OFF
from Friday, 23 November through Monday, 26 November 2012.

But for you, Ztampfilicious subscribers: the SALE starts RIGHT NOW!
Yes!!! Go ahead and enjoy it!


October 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

I really like how Kate The Amazing One used my Another Day Kit to create this wonderful reminder:

Another Day

For those in the path of storms – literally or metaphorically, be still in the center; stay safe and come out stronger another day!

October 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Lookie here – a Discount Coupon for you!

20% OFF Discount Coupon @ Studio Ztampf! -

Use Coupon Code ZTAMPFRIGHT20 to receive 20% OFF Discount on your next purchase at Studio Ztampf! from now through October 29th, 2012. Valid for anything there! Do not miss this ;)

Just in time for Halloween, here comes Hipstagramix Halloween!

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Here comes the fourth set in the Hipstagramix Series! Just in time for a ztampfrightastic Halloween, now in larger size at 9 x 9 inches! A perfect companion to the Hipstagramix Grunge, Hipstagramix Dreamy and Hipstagramix Painted, makes creating artistic, painterly looking photos so quick and easy.

My dear brother gifted me an iPhone and two of the apps that I most often use are Hipstamatic and Instagram. They make taking cool looking photos very easy and fun with their arrays of photo edges and filters. This has inspired me to create this set that I named Hipstagramix in homage to the source of the inspiration. Your photos will look instantly hip with Hipstagramix!

This Hipstagramix provides you with 6 photo-edges/frames + 6 photo overlays + 6 drop shadows + a square clipping mask for the photo (9″x9″). Mix and match these elements and you will get a variety of awesome ‘filters’. Combine two or more overlays with two or more borders, you’ll get even more! Play with the opacity levels and layer blending mode – the possibilities are endless! You’ll have fun using this set and you’ll love how it transform your photos!

See how it’s being used in layouts – mostly done with Haunting Pirates and Ghostown Series:

Find more ztampfrightastic Halloween stuff here at

Now don’t forget to make use of your Discount Coupon above ;). Have a wonderful weekend!

October 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

So I have been away for two weeks visiting my old folks back in Jakarta, Indonesia. Back to Hong Kong late last night and this is what happened when I turned on my beloved-4-year-11-month iMac (runs OS 10.6.8):

The start-up chime sounded, then a blank white screen appeared. Eventually, a dark grey folder with question mark appeared at the center of the screen, flashing. Nothing else happened. Nothing I could do except to turn it off using the power button.

I cannot run any diagnostic tool because the optical drive has died about a year ago. So I went to the Apple Support Forum to find out how to fix this issue:

I have followed some of the steps described here:

First, I disconnected my mouse and Wacom Tablet. Restarted. The problem persisted: white screen, followed with a flashing folder with question mark. So I turned it off with the power button.

Then I turned on my iMac again. Upon pressing the Option key, a cursor appeared. I connected my Apple mouse, and I am able to move the cursor around. But there is nothing there to click, the screen is a blank white, unresponsive screen (the folder with question mark did not appear).

Next I tried resetting the NVRAM/PRAM since I cannot reboot from the installation CD. After the second chime, the computer restarted but the only change happened was the speaker volume became much louder, which indicates that the PRAM has been reset. The screen stay blank white until the folder with question mark appeared and flashing again…

 What to do now?

October 6th, 2012 | No Comments »

Yes, the Sweet Bookmark Calendar 2013 Kit is here – available in Letter and A4 Size Paper:

Make unique, personalized holiday gifts at home quickly and easily with the Bookmark Calendar 2013 Kits!

Go to Ztampf!Shop now to see more detailed views of the Bookmark Calendars!

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September 29th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Freshly brewed – still steaming hot :)

Ztampf! COOL Bookmark Calendar 2013 – Letter Paper Size
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Ztampf! COOL Bookmark Calendar 2013 – A4 Paper Size
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And yes, if you haven’t used it, you can use the ZTAMPF7TH Coupon Code to enjoy 30% OFF Discount of your purchase at Studio Ztampf! through Sep. 30th 2012. Enjoy!

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