Friday, April 29, 2011
as part of the design, I wanted some the elements to be able to move freely as if there were hung from the clothes line (as in the inspiration photo) and therefore used those cute pins from tim holtz to hold everything together and also added the crystal there for some added fun...
some additional details and finally catching up with the doily trend...
also its my first time ever using the SRM stickers (and is now my new found love - just love how you apply invisibly onto the papers and therefore looks as those the print was done directly on the pattern papers themselves (used: follow your heart sticker from the sweet collection). also I want to say THANK YOU Tanya for sending some over my way to play with (isn't she the sweetness - she sent me some SRM stickers as my B-Day prez!)
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper and stickers: crate paper - portrait collection; flower: prima; pin: tim holtz; button backing: my minds eye; crystal: maya road; twine: the twinery; butterfly punch: fiskars; flower punch: ek success; button: jenni bowlin; sticker: SRM sticker
all in all... close your eyes and follow your heart to whereever it may bring you...
thanks for stopping by everyone and how fast time has flown by... may is just around the corner already....
Thursday, April 28, 2011
this year, creating keepsakes is teaming up with big picture classes, and they are hosting a 12 hour crop event. and you'll love this... it's free! and you can already register here for the big day... and all these fabulous ladies will be hosting challenges, over the 12 hour crop and fun!
and of course there'll be lots prizes that have been donated by all these amazing manufacturers...
well have you signed up yet? I sure have and hoping to see some of you guys there too!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
for my layout - I used the press ons from the butterfly garden to dress up one of the wooden butterflies...
also putting my cuttlebug to use - I just adore this embossing folder "script" and it adds the perfect and finishing touches to the layout. doesn't it give that vintage feel?
thanks for stopping by everyone!!! and promise to be back soon to give you my cupcake craze updates (thank you to all my scrappy buddies for the suggestions and ACTUAL cupcakes to taste - you guys are the BEST!!!!).
ps. I'm a bit behind on my emails at the moment, been sick the past few days and therefore if you're waiting for me to get back to you... I haven't forgotten, just abit slow lately.
Monday, April 25, 2011
have you seen the new Stationery Collection from Lily Bee Design? I'm so in love with the simple patterns and colors in this collection and here's a fun layout that I recently created for the Lily Bee blog post today. I kept the layout design simple and choose to focus on the colors instead and also playing around with the front and back designs of the pattern paper.
and as mentioned before - addicted to this butterfly punch!! also adding in some yummy twine, in which, I'm still amazed at myself - I can't believe that I have a twine for each of the colors...yikes!!! (the brads are a given thanks to AC)...lol!supplies used include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: lily bee design - stationery collection; brads: american crafts; twine: the twinery; punch: fiskars 2011-w release (butterfly); alpha stickers: sassafras.
thanks again everyone for stopping by!!
Friday, April 22, 2011
thought I would share this little project I recently completed... lots of flowers and blooms here to welcome in the spring (and also scraplifting myself again based on the project I created for AC last spring). I wanted to have a little something that I could hang up in my crafting area - where I could post/pin up all the little things that I need to do and keepsakes and also act as a mini calendar to keep me on track...
I just adore these prima flowers... I've been collecting and collecting and hardly ever using them and therefore, went all out on this project.... don't you just love the various textures that these flowers have....
and here's my mini calendar from the jenni bowlin collection. I used the maya road spool as a stand for the pin - which mean I can constantly change the calendars through out the year...
more blooms... my favorite ones at the moment are those fabric flowers and the mini ones.. they're perfect for adding the final touches to any project or layout...
and some close up details using the gorgeous designs from the pattern paper and also keeping things simple...
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: prima; flowers, pearls and sequence: prima; ribbon: american crafts; punch: martha stewart; pearl pin and spool: maya road; pin:tim holtz; calendar: jenni bowlin; printer tray: 7gypsies
a big thanks for stopping by everyone and hope that everyone have a wonderful weekend. I know I'll be busy checking out the various cupcake stores here in singapore and do check back for my top 3 list!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
just loving white space at the moment and keeping things simple... and letting the papers themselves shine. I just love that gorgeous pattern paper - aren't the colors amazing!!!
and these alphas... yes, I'm a collector!!! they so verstile and the colors and designs... perfect! and some additional details... no matter how simple the layout is, I can't help adding some small details to make it more fun....
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I've got another layout of my sis and her friends to share with you guys today and I know I've been in a sis scrapping mode lately, but was super honored when she asked me for a few layouts to hang/show in her new apartment in chicago; that I went (oh just a little) overboard in creating... lol
for this layout, I digged deep into my stash to find these papers from Prima that I thought were perfect for the fall picture but still having those vibrant and fun colors (that I'm currently lovin).
I first started out by spraying abit of studio calico lunch tray (blue) mist on the layout and then cutting bits and bobs from the pattern papers to embellish the page and also adding the twine, flowers and some fun flower embellishments from Webster Pages for the finishing touch...
supplies used include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper,pearls and flowers: prima; ceramic flower: webster pages; alpha stickers: basic grey; punches: ek success; ribbon: american crafts; twine: the twinery; pearl pin: maya road.
...and thought I would share with you how my scrapping area looks at the moment... a big mess everywhere!!! LOL!!! oh well, the fun and enjoy of scrapbooking, right?
i've managed to unpack everything from the brown boxes... but looks as thou that's as far as I have managed to get done today... looks as though these might be sitting there for a while... that's until the assignments are due...lol
and just loving these... aren't they amazing!!! a big thank you Rebecca and Shannon for all these amazing goodies!!!
also.... as I try to figure out where to put everything, i started clearing out some of my older scrapbook goodies that I haven't scrapped with in a while. and was wondering if anyone was interested in some used scrapbook goodies?? used in being that the pattern papers are not full 12x12 sheets and that they have been cut into, or alpha set with some used letters, stickers, etc. if you are interested and are in singapore and would be able to pick up the items at plaza singapura - please do drop me an email. I have put together about 8 grab bags for those interested.
**sorry, but all the grab bags have been requested**
thanks for stopping by everyone!! and please do share with me your favorite cupcakes stores in singapore!! currently making my must visit cupcake craze list.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I also created this layout for my guest DT spot over at Once Upon A Sketch - using their second sketch for the month. I opted to rotate the sketch a bit as I really wanted to use that banner/flag stamp (also from the Pink Paislee Soiree collection).
also having some fun with the mist - party pink & silver sugar colors - and also bits and bobs from the collection mini notes & labels embellishment pack.
and a few more details of the layout... went a bit crazy on this one and couldn't stop adding things here and there....lol
and more butterflies...lol (i think this is the first punhc that I've used its full worth...lol).
supplies used include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper,clear stamps and embellishments: pink paislee - Soiree collection; star pins: maya road; mist: tattered angels - party pink and silver sugar; punch: fiskars 2011-w release (butterfly).
thanks again everyone for stopping by and especially Nadia for this opportunity to guest design for you guys this month - your sketches and challenges ROCK!!
and on another note - you should have seen my face when this arrived yesterday.... (but got to admit, hubby's face was priceless). a very big THANK YOU!!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
things have been kinda quite and slow here, finishing up some assignments but other than that, haven't done much scrapping the past few days. i think i had a scrapping over load last week and therefore this week.... well, let's say - i've been staring at a blank cardstock for a while now and I really really really need to get that assignment done asap. lol
in the mean time, was re-organizing my folders and realized that I haven't shared this layout here. i remember creating this a while back and also scraplift another layout that I had created earlier....using some gorgeous prima goodies and also experimenting with misting and stamping. on some of the cards, i create the patterns by misting various colors and also using a screen templates and then stamping over some of the details...
and here are some more close-up pictures of all the details on the layout...a big thanks for stopping by and hopefully i'll get my mojo back soon...lol take care everyone!!!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!! Just a quick post to let you know that I have a new layout up on the Pink Paislee blog today and its all about the fun Soiree Collection and Misting. Did you know that Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels teamed up to create a mini set of mist, glam and glaze that coordinate with the collections - for both the Soiree and Daily Junque Collections. (Check out the Pink Paislee Blog here for more details on the yummy colors and more examples from the other DTs.)
And here's the fun layout that I created for my little sis. (it's her month, what can I say) **wink**
and I'm so so so addicted to that butterfly punch from fiskars, I can't get enough of it!!! and also having some fun with layering all the different colors together - aren't the colors just super fun to work with!
And in case you are wondering what are in the Mini Notes & Label Embellishment packs ... well these two flags are from there and aren't the details on that card gorgeous!!! (ps. Rebecca - could we also get these in 12x12 pattern paper size?)supplies used include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: pink paislee soiree collection; punch: ek success 2011-w release (doily border punch), ek success scallop/circle punches and fiskars 2011-w release (butterfly); star pin: maya road; mist: tattered angels party pink & silver sugar colors.
and don't forget to hope on over to the pink paislee blog for more details on the different types of misting methods/techniques that were used on the layout. and a big thanks again everyone for stopping by and the sweet comments!!! you guys are the best!!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
thought I would share this layout I created a while back for the Crate Paper March Sketch challenge. having more fun with the portrait collection - just love the various colors in this collection and how you can pretty much use then for any theme.
one of the biggest highlight in visiting the states ealier this year, was finally being able to catch up with sis (that is of course, in addition to attending CHA - still can't believe that I had the opportunity to go and meet all the amazing people). and what a time did I pick to go to chicago - right in the middle of the snow storm (lucky I caught the last flight out of LA other would have had to stay in LA for a new more days). but I guess on the bright side... finally got to play in snow again (its been a super long long long time since I've seen snow - ever since the old Ann Arbor days).
thanks for stopping by everyone and all the sweet comments. hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!!