Friday, February 25, 2011

More Cards

I came across Jingle Belles' site thru Sketchy Thursdays. I was unable to join in the fun in their Christmas card challenge as I failed to submit my cards on time. Hehehe!

Jingle Belles' mission is to make a Christmas card each and every week of 2011 thus avoiding the rush to create these holiday cards come last quarter of the year. What a nice concept, eh!

Yes, it did inspire me to use up my scraps in Scrap That!'s December "Holiday Magic" kit, as well as scraps from my stash. In one sitting I was able to create four X'mas cards! :)

Winter Magic

Merry Christmas

I added stickles on the flower centers. So loved the effect! :)




Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Thee Wed

For the third straight week, I was able to create layouts based on Sketchy Thursdays' challenges.

The layout above is my entry for their 02.17 challenge:

I know I made a promise here to create layouts based on brand, to ensure that I don't forget past purchases, but these photos of my wedding invitation and rings just scream Prima. LOL!

The background patterned paper, however, is from Basic Grey's Indian Summer line.

Before I forget, in lieu of the sketch's journaling portion, I placed a Maya Road envelope which contains my sentiments about the layout and the photos. Too personal to share. :D

So anyway, here are some close-ups:

I fussy cut the flowers in the Prima patterned paper and placed them on the upper left and lower right corners of the layout.

Painted this chipboard frame with gold acrylic paint, then cut it in half.

The silver alphas above, are from American Crafts Dear Lizzy line.

Just for fun: As I was busy taking photos of this layout, a big round face suddenly appeared! Hahaha! My little boy wanted his fifteen seconds of fame. LOL.

Hope you likey. :D


Sunday, February 20, 2011


This weekend, I actually made a total of six cards!!! Woohoo!!! Hahaha.

However, I'm going to feature 2 cards first, which was based on Coordinates Collections' February Card Sketch challenge.

Card #1: Birthday

Card #2:Valentine's Day Card

CC February Card Sketch

Here are some close-up shots and details:
Can you recognize that brown floral base? It's the packaging from Jillibean Soup's sugar picks! While the triple-stacked floral patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Pennyroyale collection.

"Happy Birthday" paper strip from K & Co., local blings and ribbon, and applied Ranger Liquid Pearls on the border.

I made this circle-punched flower before and decided to create another one for this V-day card. Patterned paper from Prima, decorative gem brad from All About Scrapbooking.

Red floral trim is from Bo Bunny, postage-stamp sentiments from Making Memories and the punched strip of pink paper was made using Martha Stewart decorative edge punch.

I enjoyed creating this embossed background! Stamp from Tim Holtz, Glimmer mist and Stampendous white opaque embossing powder.

That's it! Hope you like what I shared today.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scrap That! December Kit: Hubby & Me (Part 3)

Another LO about me and my "ex-boyfriend" with photos of our pre-nup pictorial held at a park, way back in 2005. Hahaha!

The kit's contents are Christmas-themed, but that didn't stop me from creating "out-of-the-box" and so I was able to create two non-Christmas LOs. The first one was Flower Girl.

The LO is based on Scrap That!'s January sketch below:

Here are some close-up shots and details:
I love how these alternating colored and black-and-white photos turned out! :)

It's amazing what a little gesso can do to add dimension on the LO's background:

Maya Road chipboard swirl, which I transformed by first painting it with gesso, then copper acrylic paint and Ranger clear rock candy. I also added Pink Paislee smoke dangle element and gold twine:

Absolutely love the flowers included in the kit! :)

TGIF and happy weekend! :D

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inspiration: Ivana's This Is Me LO

I've been enjoying Scrap That!'s kits for quite some time now. I started with November 2010's "A Winter's Walk in Paris" kit, was able to create four LOs, and now I just finished my third LO from December's "Holiday Magic" kit (but have yet to post it here).

I always go to the Gallery for inspiration. As a matter of fact, I just recently blogged about a Christmas LO that I created which was an inspirational scraplift from a DT's layout.

Now, Scrap That! is currently having a call to all followers and fellow scrappers about blogging a fave DT's project from February's "Love Notes" kit.

I have yet to receive mine but I've been staring and ogling at the beautiful projects in the gallery.

Indeed, the projects are all so beautiful and inspirational. However, the one that caught my attention, was retained in my thoughts, and made me hope to create one like it... was Ivana Camdzic's "This is Me" layout:

I have very few LOs scrapped about myself as the subject, with ONLY me in the photo. Last I checked, I only have three (3) ME pages! Yes, validated it just now and so far, I've only been able to scrap a measly three. LOL.

Those are the reasons why I picked Ivana's LO and blogged about it here. This would also serve as my reminder to add/create more LOs about myself. Not that I don't know me, for who I am, but oftentimes, it's very easy for us to create beautiful scrapbook pages and projects about our loved ones and others, but we come up with a blank wall when it's about ourselves.

So for 2011, here's to scrapping more about myself and claim, "This is Me!" :D

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lil' Girl

One of my latest strategies right now in making sure that I get to use my papers is to go by the brand. It may seem very common sense, simple and typically "why-didn't-I-think-of-that-before," but when one sees a lot of beautiful papers for scrapping, one tends to use the newest purchases and forget the rest. Hehehe!

I am also happy because for the 2nd straight week, I was able to create a LO that's again based on Sketchy Thursdays' challenge.

For this layout of my niece, Makayla, I used all Prima patterned papers from their Annalee and Paislee Road lines. Other materials used were AAS pearl flowers and foam alphas, white cardstock, and peach cord.

I really adore these pictures of Kayla! She really hams it up in front of the cam!

Love, love, love doing LOs of little girls, esp. my nieces, as I don't have (yet) a daughter of my own.

Some detailed shots:

Fussy-cut the paisley flowers and topped the centers with AAS pearls:

White alphas also from AAS and a three-layered Martha Stewart monarch butterfly:

Another 3-layered MS monarch butterfly and the journaling detail, a quote about little girls:

TFL and have a great week ahead! :D

Monday, February 14, 2011

Scrap That! December Kit: Christmas (Part 2)

Yes, yes, it's Valentine's day today but I'm still doing post-Christmas LOs. So Happy V-day everyone, but please do check out my layout too! Hehehe!

Here's LO #2 out of Scrap That's December Holiday Magic kit. Totally loooove this LO of my niece beside their Christmas tree and gifts.

I scraplifted this from Karen Wilson's "Tis the Season" LO using the same kit. I really adore her LO, so I created one for myself. :D

Some detailed shots:
Title:(Notice the rectangular paper above with the script handwriting?
It's a Prima packaging paper!) Hehehe! :D

Circle shaped patterned paper, floral ribbon, bird and bird's nest stickers:

Prima twig and flowers:

Bo Bunny trims, Christmas quote sticker, Prima flower:

May you have a week full of L-O-V-E!!! :D

Saturday, February 12, 2011


This layout has long been in my files but I never had the chance to feature it in my blog.

I know I used a sketch for this but already forgot which site I got it. LOL

Anyway, the patterned papers and journal card used in this LO are all from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime line. Additional materials include Magic Mesh, Martha Stewart edge punch, Autumn Leaves clear stamp, Ranger distress stickles, DMC gold thread, gold brad, metal label holder, local ribbons and toothpicks! :D

I created a double banner out of these windmills. Love it!

More windmills on toothpicks.

I made a medal ribbon out of this Autumn Leaves quote stamp.

More windmills and the journaling detail.

Hope you enjoyed what I shared today and TFL! :D