Thursday, July 23, 2009

One more

Squeezing in one more layout before getting on the plane this afternoon. For this one... i was inspired by the challenge from "one little word" - WHY...

...yes why do we do the things that we do sometimes... in this case, why am I still doing what I am doing... if I am not enjoying it anymore...

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: sassafras & pink paislee
embellishments: maya road sheers, magic mesh, american craft alphas, making memories mini alpha stickers, robin nest dew drops, making memories paint, tim holtz distress crackle paint, jenni bowlin chipboard buttons, pink paislee brads, jellibean soup sprouts, K&Company metal stickers, little yellow bicycle journal sheet

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BKK for the weekend!!!

oooooh I can't wait to go back home this weekend, well actually will be flying tomorrow already! So excited, it's been almost 2 months since my last trip - i guess this is the fall back of having transferred to the singapore office... oh well, still enjoying it here...

But before disappearing for a few days... here's a layout that I just finished... For this one, in addition to all the challenges, I also wanted to see if I could create a vintage look with the american craft papers... what do you guys think? A little of distressing, a bit of tim holtz distress crackle paint on the edges, lace, stamping.... do you think it's working?

Supplies used include:
pattern papers: american craft - craft fair collection (Myrtle O'Seam 34727, Ida Zipperelli 34734, Marge Hemmingway 34716)
embellishments: magic mesh, maya road chipboard, maya road sheers, american craft blue ribbon, hambly overlays
Oh and one more thing... if haven't checked out the Dreamgirls Challenge, then you are definitely missing out on something... check out what's going on... here

and here's a peak at what's coming up next!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

All Things American Craft

I'm sure by now everyone has heard that american craft is having a design team call.... if not - don't forget to stop by their blog if you are interested (there's still time)... & good luck to everyone!
I've been wanting to scrap this picture for awhile now - but couldn't find the perfect papers till now. The picture was taken on my wedding day - the morning wedding ceremony (thai wedding) - at the house. The ceremony had just finished and the photographer brought us outside to the garden... the perfect picture of "the talvanna ladies". Thanks mommy for everything & sis for all your help. I truly couldn't have made it through the day without you...

Supplies used include:
pattern papers: american craft - backyard collection (Squeak 34685, Drip 34703, Boing 34705, Buzz 34696, Twitter 34698, Snap 34702, Flitter 34695)
embellishments: stickles - diamond, hambly overlay, fancy pants green ribbon, american craft thickers - lullaby 43031, october afternoon rub-on alphas, american craft brown ribbon, american craft shade journal book 42542


For those who have been following my blog... yes, i know this is probably the 3rd layout on rothenburg, germany - but I'm just so in love with this city.... and can't say it enough, but if you have a chance, do visit this amazing city.

Supplies used include:
pattern papers: american craft - backyard collection (Boing 34705, Drip 34703, Flutter 34700, Drop 34706, Peep 34693, Flitter 34695) and craft fair collection (Ethel Dartsmith 34735, Ruth Buttonham 34725)
embellishments: scenic route chipboard, 7 gypsies travel sticker, october afternoon rub-ons, american craft blue ribbon, american craft thickers - gift box alphas, american craft embossing powder - white, american craft backyard journal stickers and rub-ons, stickles - diamond

... and last but not least, is this cute birdie card... "celebrate" - yes, do celebrate every minute of it! I found this quote in the photobucket gallery and just wanted to share...



Supplies used include:
pattern paper: american craft - craft fair collection (Millie Singer 34731, Ethel Dartsmith 34735, Nancy Knitley 34736)
embellishments: hambly overlay, october afternoon rub-ons, american craft blue ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by & wish me luck - keeping my fingers cross.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Calendar Details - July 09

here's my scraping calendar for july (the first in the series). thought it would be great idea to create a calendar where i can capture all my scrapping moments... heheeee - added the dreamgirl DT and moxie fab challenge winner.... and oh, wow this is my third month of blogging... hope you guys are enjoying the inspirations here and am hoping to add more memories to this calendar...

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: american craft craft fair collection - (Ruth Buttonham 34725, Faye Needleworth 34730, Mona Trimenez 34732, Millie Singer 34731, Ethel Dartsmith 34735, Fannie Mendell 34715, Elanore Battington 34719, Pearl Bobbinhauser 34718 ), hambly overlay
embellishments: american craft rub-ons, american craft stickers, robin nest dew drops
Inspired by: Tina calendar layout @ Thanks Tina for the inspirations!!!! here's my take.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moments of Tuscany

Really wish i was back in europe for summer... especially in tuscany. For me, this picture pretty much sums up how I'm feeling at the moment. The simple things in life. It's amazing how a few trees can have such an impact. I remember driving through tuscany and thinking... wow, there's nothing in comparison to this - simple and yet beautiful.

So here's another simple (very simple) layout...

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: Graphic 45 collections - fashionista (vintage cherries), communique (a fine specimen and on the dot) and times nouveau (sitting pretty)
embellishments: ali edwards stamps, bazzill mesh ribbon (black) , 7 gypsies brad (black), robin nest dew drops (black), magic mesh (blue), prima flowers, tattered angels - glimmer mist (latte) and making memories mini alphas
Inspired for: Graphic 45 July challenge

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another Simple Layout

First off - a big thanks to everyone for your comments!!! they always add a smile to my day!

Here's another one from my travel archive - a gorgeous and colorful city in france - Colmar. I remember being amazed by the bright colors of the building and all the beautiful flowers... and these papers from basic grey - lime rickey collection, were just perfect with all the colors.

...and i'm sure you've noticed, but lately my layouts have been pretty simple - simple design and embellishment/elements. not sure why - but sometimes the bare minimum looks more intriguing.

Not sure if you can see the details below - but on the strip pattern paper - i had used clear embossing powder to give the pattern paper more depth; used the bee hive background stamps.

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: basic grey - lime rickey collection
embellishments: clear buttons, robin nest dew drops, doodlebug alpha stickers, making memories mini alphas, american craft clear embossing powder, stickles - diamond

Now squeezing in a little bit of tooting....

big THANKS to the gals at Pile It On for selecting my layout for one of your scoops!!!

Yipe Yipe Yay!!!!!

check it out: Challenge #5 --> here


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jurong Bird Park

One of the first places that we visited in singapore was the "Jurong Bird Park"- a wonderful park for an afternoon stroll with hundreds of birds and I'm sure that there's also over a hundred different species - parrots, eagles, penguins and even owls... actually maybe not a hundred, uhmmm maybe around 50+ different species....

and... for this week MWL assignment, "life is good" - and that pretty sums up our day at the park! These scenic route papers from the garden groove collection - just perfectly matched all the colorful birds, and noticed how that green parrot is looking straight at the camera... smile birdie!

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: scenic route - garden groove collection
embellishments: robin nest dew drops, scenic route - life is good chipboard collection, scenic route chestnut dat label stickers, prima flowers
** all items available at MWL **
own embellishment: october afternoon rub-ons

Did this second layout for my sister - the picture was taken when we were in Spain last year. I think that's the first family vacation - me, sis and mummy - since like forever. Can't remember the last time we went somewhere together, given that we are ususally in different countries (i was working in europe for over 2.5 years and now working in singapore, mummy's in thailand and sis still working in US).

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: pink paislee - enchanting collection
embellishments: prima flowers, pink paislee enchanting chipboard, robin nest dew drops, october afternoon rub ons

thanks for stopping by and hope you like the pictures, still learning how to use my new camera (ruben got me a canon 1000D for my b-day) - feel free to drop any pointers by.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A little something

A big thanks to everyone who left a comment and also those who recommended the website/software for photo editting!!! and now i finally have some pictures to share...

First one is a layout on prague... an amazing city with tresures hidden in every corner. The architecture in the old town of the ciy is... breath taking and the astronomical clock in the main square just makes me wonder... what it would have been like back in the 1500s. Here for a little bit more background....


Supplies used include:
pattern paper: Jenni Bowlin
embellishments: cosmo cricket label; jenni bowlin chipboard buttons; jenni bowlin pearls; 7 gypsy destination stickers, robin nest dew drops, october afternoon alpha rub ons; pink paislee alpha stickers (holly doodle)
Inspired for: Scrapgal Vintage Summer Challenge (jenni bowlin papers)
& Inspired for: Label Tulip Scraplift Challenge (sketch)
& Inspired for: The Studio July Challenge (title & pleated)
& Inspired for: Pile It on Challenge (dew drops, chipboard buttons, stickers)
and here's another item I just completed - a door hanger project (i think that's what they are called) - this time it's owls.... peeking around everywhere, don't you just love these from the american crafts collection!

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: american craft - craft fair collection (pearl bobbinhauser 34718, sally patchrick 34737, elanore battington 34719)
embellishments: maya road chipboard tree & red bom ribbon; american craft blue ribbon; american craft journal stickers, tattered angels glimmer mist
Now for a little bit of tooting.... heeheeeheheeee - i actual won the moxie fab world challenge "lovely as a tree" --> check it out! Thanks so much again - Cathy for selecting my layout!!! Also do check out the new challenge going on... the "it's all green to me challenge"
Thanks again for stopping by!