Thursday, April 29, 2010

hellllooooo sunshine...

here's another layout that I did using the Hello Sunshine collection from Lily Bee... I just can't get enough of the fun and bright colors in this collection... and this time around, I paired it was a black and white photo.


and using another stamp from Stamping Bella for the type writter and also the saying on the page there...


and the super yummy rub-ons from the collection... I really love all the saying on these rub-ons and they're so versatile... and make the perfect titles too

supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: lily bee (hello sunshine); mist: maya road (sunflower); chipboard element: american crafts; stamp: stamping bella (type writter) and technique tuesday (everyday stamp); rub-on: lily bee (hello sunshine)

thanks again for stopping and all the wonderfull comments.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

sneaks from Magpie Club May Kit

this definitely is another kit from magpie club that you don't want to miss... there's yummy goodies from studio calico, american crafts, lily bee, prima and much much more! and just in case you haven't had a chance to grab the april kits, the credit crunch kit is still available with just as yummy goodies as the main kit.

and just to give you a few more reasons for getting the May main kit...





thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

a bit of sunshine...

I'm back... I'm back... after a fun weekend in KL, Malaysia with an awesome group of ladies. Thank you Thank you ladies... I had a really great weekend teaching the classes and scrapping a bit with you all and a big thanks to Sharon & Scrappingville for having me there!

and now... for some yummy yummy Lily Bee... you should have seen me when I got my box of goodies... just like christmas.


I just love the colors in the hello sunshine collection, the bright and bold with a vintage touch. Love it!


and isn't that flower gorgeous... the perfect touch of texture...


yeap, still not over the banner craze... although this time around I added these cute white brads from american crafts...


oh yeah! this is what I look forward to every morning... especially since I started working again... (already missing my time off).
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts, pattern papers: lily bee - sunshine collection, flower: lily bee, mist: maya road (sunshine and brown), brads: american crafts, alphas: american crafts (apartment thickers)

Thanks again for stopping by and have tons more to share... more lily bees, some magpie club may kit sneaks and stamping bella goodies.

Also a big big thanks to everyone for adding this layout to your favorites on Studio Calico... can't believe my layout made the "layout of the week". THANK YOU!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

giving teaching a try...

well just had my last class for the mini album at MWL today and wanted to thank everyone for coming and hoped you guys enjoyed the class and had fun working with all the yummy vintage goodies (iIknow I did). and as for me... well, 3 more classes to go... one at MWL for the american crafts layouts and two more over the weekend at Scrappingville in KL.

Days of Our Lives @MWL on Sunday 25th (here's a peak at one of four layouts/2 calendars)

My Gypsy Journey @ Scrappingville

The Vintage Mailbox @ Scrappingville

i really wanted to give this a try and am so thankful that I had the chance... it has definitely been an experience, a super fun one and also a wonderful opportunity to finally get a chance to meet everyone. I was really lucky that for the past 2.5 months... I had the time to do all these, but going forward, I'm not really sure as working is starting up again and looks as thou there might be few late nights here and there and also a few trip to europe again. I guess we can only see... but thanks everyone for your support!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

getting my SC kit out...

it's been a while since I got a chance to work with all the yummy goodies in the SC kit (I have just been hoarding them, what can I say - it's just tooo yummy to use). these are from the march kit... a little something to reflect that last month... i'm a year older and yes, I'm that


I had finished this a few days ago already, but felt as thou there was something missing... was thinking about adding a small banner to the top right corner, but then - would that be too much... and then do I need more journaling... and the list goes on. So.. didn't do anything, but do let me know what you think.


I think this is the first time that I used chipboards as-is, no misting, no ink .. nada. and it looks pretty cool (i think) especially layered against a misted one.

supplies used include:
studio calico (march kit): cardstock: american crafts, pattern paper: studio calico, american crafts, sassafras, ribbon: may arts, chipboard: maya road, american crafts, mist: maya road

thanks for looking & I think... I'm probably gonna add a bit more to this layout :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

AC blog assignment...

hi everyone,

just wanted to share that my AC assignment for this month is up on the American Crafts Blog and I think I have found another tradition to follow in the coming months (in addition to the calendars)... lol


Please do check out the American Crafts Blog for the full project details...

I really like these page protectors from AC, normally I use the 12x12 for the albums to store all pages and although I know that these are suppose to be used for the 4x6 photos. I just couldn't help making these 4x6 ATC cards with all the scraps that I had laying around my table. And it's also a great way to capture all the events that had happened in the month - each card is for a certain event or activity that happened.

ps. have you tried using the fabric papers from the Dear Lizzy collection... they're really great to work with and the adhesive is super duper strong. The little flower there didn't need any additional glue to hold it together.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

something a little different...

although I usually scrap layouts, every now and then I like to experiment with cards. just the other day, I went crazy and bought a few stamp sets - mostly ones with "happy birthday" and "thank you". lately I have been creating a few of those cards, as they are really handy and hopefully the people receving them would like the handmade touch.

and here's a card I recently finished with a little vintage look (included a wax seal also)... experimenting with distress ink (distress ink and water for the background) and using the new tim holtz sizzix die (and trying out the distress embossing powders, wow... these are really different from the american craft ones).

supplies used include:
cardstock: bazzill basic; sizzix die: tim holtz; ink: distress ink - vintage photo; embossing powder: tim holtz - vintage photo; rub-ons: hambly - gold; pin: maya road; brads: american crafts; alpha stickers: making memories

thanks for stopping and all the wonderful comments... just love reading them :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

and a little mini album

for this month assignment for MWL - we got to work with clear mini albums and I have to admit, this is my first time making one of these.... so wasn't really sure, but figured if I kept it clear... it should be ok?


also we got these wonderful hambly transparencies to play with (love the turquoise color) and of course, adding in abit of those hambly dollie rub-ons (I'm so so addicted to these!)


and as you can probably tell, I'm not over my yellow addiction just yet... and putting these left over pictures from my previous project to some good use...


also tried abit of stamping (using stazon ink)... and playing with some of the new tim holtz dies (yay!)
supplies used:
cardstock: american crafts, mist: maya road (sunflower), sizzix dies: tim holtz, rub-ons: hambly (dollies) and october afternoon (words), transparency: hambly, ornament plate: tim holtz, flower: prima, paint: making memories (white), stamp: purple onion (script), other: yellow twine

thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

a little bit of love...

i know... it has been a bit quite here this week, I've busy cleaning up my place, especially re-organizing my scrapping area (finally bought a clip up and it's already packed full with goodies and for some I had no idea I even had it). I definitely agree with the saying... that if you don't see it, you won't use it. Also been busy working on some projects... unfortunately I can't share those now, but hopefully soon... (so excited!)

also a BIG THANK YOU to everyone and all the comments from the American Crafts Blog Hop! Hoped you had fun, cause I sure did. I really enjoyed visiting all the blogs and the inspirations - wow!

and here's something I quickly put together... still experimenting with the 8.5" x 11" layouts and putting these gorgeous pattern papers from "The Girls' Paperie" to good use... i think.


and still in the banner craze... I just can't get enough to them...


and another addiction... these hambly dollie rub-ons...


and using the new technique tuesday stamps that I got... a definitely must have for me... and finally got out my glossy accents...

supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts, pattern paper: the girls paperie, rub-ons: hambly, mist: maya road (brown), twine: shabby green door, button: jenni bowlin, chipboard letters: maya road, frame: american crafts, butterfly: maya road

Thanks again for stopping by and all the wonderful comments, they truly mean alot!

ps. just in case you are interested... added a few more goodies to the "goodies for sale" list **wink**

Monday, April 5, 2010

American Crafts Blog Hop!!!

hi everyone and welcome to the first American Crafts Blog Hop of the year - featuring the ever so yummy Abode collection!

first off... my monthly tradition of calendars...



and a sneak into my scrapping space... which is truly a sanctuary for me, especially after the long hours at work... and if you notice on the layout I had purposely packed the shelves full of goodies to reflect the over flowing stash that I have (the normal pattern has more empty shelves).


and one last project... something I've been meaning to do for awhile now for a dear friend who recently got their own place... (ooops forgot to add the pins)


(supplies used inc lude:
cardstock - white, pattern paper - abode collection, thickers - apartment and tenant phrases, chipboard embellishments - abode collection, felt embellishments - abode collection, puffy embellishments - abode collection)

and for even more inspirations... hop on over to the other design team member's blogs and get ready to be amazed by their wonderful creations...

Kim Arnold
Moon Ko
Kathy Thompson
Katrina Simeck
melanie louette
Loredana Bucaria
Martha Bonneau
Nichole Duenke
Shannon Zickel
Beth Proudfoot
Paige Evans
Wendy Sue Anderson
Doris Sander
Mary Jo Johnston
Elizabeth Carney
Dusti Nakamura
Kim Watson
Holly Hanks
Danielle Layton
Kelly Purkey
Amy Tan

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully we have inspired you to get out your stash of abode!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

just having fun...

i'm really getting used to not having to wake up early in the morning... sleep through the showers and somehow get out of the door and into the office... and it looks as though I'll be doing those routine much earlier than I thought...

but hopefully, I'll still find the time to do abit of "free style" scrapping - meaning just doing anything I want... and here's a little something I put together using the new collection from the girl paperie.. (another one of my 30 min layouts... lol... and experimenting with the 8.5" x 11" page layouts)


and using stamping bella stamp for the memo pad...


couldn't resist adding some kind of yellow shade to the layout... went with gold (and I'm so so so addicted to these hambly dollie rub-ons)


and one of my favorite picture from australia... a truly amazing landmark!

supplies used:
cardstock: bazzill basic kraft, pattern paper: the girls paperie, rub-on: hambly and october afternoon, die cut flower: sassfras, stampe: stamping bella, punch: EK success, chipboard alphas: maya road, mist: maya road, pin: maya road, sequin center: prima, alpha glitter stickers: making memories.

thanks for stopping by and do check back tomorrow for more fun... there's a little something in store for you...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lily Bee Lovely...

interested in some LOVELY from Lily Bee... well there's a contest going on right now where Lily Bee will be giving away the entire LOVELY collection each week for the next 4 weeks and all you have to do is add this blinkie to your blog and leave us a comment on the Lily Bee Blog (here).


and just in case... instructions to add the blinkie (take from lily bee blog post)

1. Right click (ctrl click for mac users) the blinkie image and save it to your desktop/computer.

For Blogger:1. Go to "layout", then "add gadget" then "add picture".2. Type in a title (this is for your reference only), type in the url and upload the photo.3. Save it and it should show up on your blog.

for typepad and wordpress, please see the blog post here for more details.

good luck everyone and can't wait for mine to arrive...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

and some more....

want to see what else I created with the
Magpie Club April Kit....

well first off... here are the layouts I posted previously in the sneaks earlier...



and just finished this one using the sketch provided by Julie for the Magpie Monthly Sketch Challenge... (you have until the end of the month to play along... and a chance to win a kit!)


and here's my take on the sketch...


I just adore the colors in this kit... at first to be honest, I wasn't too sure about them as I'm not used to scrapping these color combination, but really like how this layout turned out...

I also used a bit of cardboard behind the pictures and pattern paper instead of 3D pop dots which also add some texture to the layout...

and squeezed in one card too... isn't that cutest bicycle - just adore the dear lizzy collection.


ps. the twine and white cardstock are not included in the kit (just couldn't resist)

and with all the goodies still left, I've already started on another layout - a 8.5" x 11" one - for some reason, I've become addicted to making this size layout. thanks for stopping by everyone!