Friday, September 30, 2011

When I Look Through the Lens, I See Life

This turned out to be another sentimental layout. I love it when I get to blend all the scrapbook items as well as the photos, to complement each other. :D

It's the first time that I used a quote for a long title. This was taken from Technique Tuesdays Ali Edwards stamp collection.

I used Get Picky's September sketch challenge #12:

Our family photo was taken last April 2011. Little boy looked adorable even if he wasn't looking directly at the cam. The photographer's assistant tried in vain to make him smile. Hahaha. :D

As always, I took some close-up shots to showcase the techniques I applied in creating the layout.

Layers, layers, layers!
Look at that! Lovely layers of fussy cut patterned paper,
clustered together and further accentuated with Zva Creative crystals.

Dustic Attic bodyform chipboard
painted with white acrylic paint and Golden coarse pumice gel.
Look at that texture. Love it!

Prima swirl stencil sprayed with
Ranger blue perfect pearls mist
to fill up the upper right and lower left corners.

Materials are all from Scrap That's "Romantic Spring" May 2011 kit.

Additional embellishments: Kaisercraft metal key, Creative Imaginations metal word sentiment, Shabby Green Door baker's twine, Maya Road pearl pins, Technique Tuesdays quote stamp, Webster's Pages floral whimsy, acrylic paint, coarse pumice gel.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to submit this in time for the deadline. Totally forgot about it and was soooo busy with lots of stuff. Oh well. Hahaha! :D

However, I am entering this in Scrapbookers Anonymous' various challenges for the month of September, as follows:

1. Main challenge: chipboard
2. Birthday mini-stash challenges: long title, bling-bling and stamping! Wee!!! :D

I'd like to thank Lea for posting her comment and informing me about the above challenges. :D

Lastly, this LO is totally a 101% labor of love.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Scrapbook Shopping Money!!!

Oh wow!!! I feel sooo lucky!!! I was the randomly drawn winner of Isay's birthday giveaway. See the announcement here!

Gosh, $50 shopping money at is already a lot! Hahaha.

Thanks sooo much Isay and happy birthday once again! :D

Saturday, September 24, 2011

One Fine Day

Here's a layout that I created based on Stuck?! Sketches' September 1st challenge. I love the outcome so much! Mr. Creative Mojo stayed with me the whole time I was making this page of my hubby and son. :D

The sketch challenge below:

Featuring some close-up shots.


Prima packaging that I re-used as background:

Bouquet of flowers tied in gold twine and bronze coils,
with MS punched butterfly covered in Jo Sonja opal dust:

WP florette with Maya Road push pins:
Title of layout:
My sentimental journaling,
with stamped quote from Technique Tuesdays stamp:

All materials used are from Webster's Pages. Main patterned paper from Wonderfall's Playtime and small pieces of paper from Spring Market's Good Living and Ladies & Gents' Framed Beauty. I also used WP's yellow florette, pink heart whimsy and scripted alpha stickers.

Other materials are Maya Roads pins, Martha Stewart punchers, Hiedi Swapp distress tool, Prima packaging, Ranger stickles, Ranger crackle paint, Jo Sonja opal dust, DCWV cardstocks, All About Scrapbooking bronze coil and yellow flowers, Tim Holtz small bird and birdcage die cuts, gold twine and blings, acrylic paints.

Thanks in advance for looking, reading and leaving some love. :D

Happy weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I need to make this a quick post. So many things to do, so little time.

Here's another layout that I made for Sketchy Thursdays' 9.1 challenge:

That's a photo of me with my sister-in-law and sister. We are all carrying our first-borns at the time this was taken, which was during my nephew Brian's 2nd birthday in 2009.

Patterned papers and chipboard used for this layout are all from Crate Paper's Restoration line. Flowers, swirl blings and fabric alphas from Prima. Pins from Maya Road and Jillibean Soup. Maya Road metal clip. Glitz Design stamp. Tim Holtz Distress inks. Glimmer mist. Kraft and white cardstocks.

That's it.

Have a great week!