Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Joy

Sharing some cards that I created earlier this month for Maya Road DT blog (full details here), using some yummy chipboard pieces, vintage measure tape, wooden bingo bits, paper twine and transparencies... and my selected colors for this christmas... gold and pink (hot pink)!

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Loving these blank wooden bingo bits that you can color anyway you like...

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and the snowflake transparencies... these work like a charm against the kraft cardstock/background...

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and of course, more paper twine. I'm addicted to these now and almost on all my projects I find a way to incorporate these in...

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Thanks for stopping by.... and happy holidays!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Food Food Food!

Honestly that's all I can think of now a days. For some reason I'm always hungry, even right after a huge meal. It's absolutely crazy. I blame it on the breastfeeding and I truly hope that's the cause otherwise there goes my excuse for not losing those extra weight. LOL

Sharing a layout that I created earlier in the year for the latest CK Mix Media Vol 2 edition.  Here I had some fun altering wood veneer using an ink pad. Love how you can control the amount of ink to be applied and where (unlike misting - harder) and thus creating different shading effect on the embellishments. On another note, I think this is my last layout to be published with Creating Keepsake and what an amazing journey it has been working with all the wonderful ladies at CK (will save the details for another post).

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I used an ink pad to apply the ink onto the bubble speech wood veneer embellishments which allowed me more control on the amount of ink. Therefore was able to create some dimensional effect /create variation. To be honest, I usually either mist these or leave them as is and therefore was fun to experiment with other mediums (another fun option would be to use watercolor).

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And more close ups... using Crate Paper DIY collection, Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Hero Arts Stamps.

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Thanks for stopping by and hoping you guys are having a great weekend so far!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

missing those weekend trips...

hi there...

was just doing some re-arranging of files and came across this layout that I created for publication in Creating Keepsake earlier this year and couldn't help sharing it here also. it's been so long since hubby and I hoped on a plane for a weekend trip (wonder if I might be due to the fact that I was pregnant and also had a few business trips this past year). either way, I'm so looking forward to more weekends trips (well might have to extend for a few days now since we'll have little Sophia joining us).

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created this page about my two favorite things ... travel and food. I always love trying new things (although can't say that I love everything that I try, but at least I try right?) and part of the assignment was to include some memorabilia from the trip and what better than the tickets stubs or luggage tags... it has all the details you need to remember when, what, where and how. as for why, well isn't it obvious... food!

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this also happens to be one of my favorite layout from this year... I was really surprised at how everything all came together... the contrast between black and white (background) and the variation of shapes (speech bubbles and circles). this is definitely a layout design that I'll be doing over and over again...

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using crate paper DIY shop collection and technique tuesday stamps....

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thanks for stopping by everyone and hope you guys had a fun weekend (I know I did, but not sure if that would be the same feeling once the credit card bill comes... may have shopped a little bit too much this black friday and to think, I'm not even in the states. can't imagine how bad it would be if I was.  hhehheeee what else is a girl suppose to do... shop and scrap, right?)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some Maya Road Love

Hi Everyone.

Got two projects to share today. These were layouts that I had created for Maya Road CHA Summer booth, using their latest products (then). On the first one here, there's the larger size chipboard frames, super cute bicycle clip and more new trinket pins (a must have for me).

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And of course, couldn't resist layering upon layering all the fun embellishments. Just love the wide selections of embellishments that are available.  Also the idea behind this layout, was to use embellishments (in this case lots of kraft townhouses) to create my own pattern paper (in a sense).

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For my second layout, the inspiration for this came from the pattern papers/collection itself (Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection) and I ended up creating series of coordinating embellishment clusters. Also having tons of fun with the paper twine; if you haven't tried these, would recommend as they have just the right stiffness to bend into the shape that you need but still have that ribbon look/feel.

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And of course, what's chipboards without a bit of glossy accents!

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More details and don't you love that camera charm (Maya Road).

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Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Webster's Pages Christmas Card Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you guys are enjoying all the Christmas Cheer so far. You should be arriving from Iris's blog (Thanks Iris for the sweet card and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!); if not do stop by the Webster's Pages blog for the full list as you'll want to stop by everyone's blog for chances at some awesome Christmas goodies. And for my Christmas card, I've got a little something for an amazing fellow design team member...

Dear Erin...

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... and a very Happy New Year 2014!    xoxo

For my card, I used the "It's Christmas"collection by Allison Kreft. I had a fun time looking through the collection, trying to decide which paper and embellishment to use (it just wasn't possible to put the entire collection on the card).  And definitely one of my favorite embellishment in this collection is the awesome overlay; loving especially this black card overlay. As for papers, well need I say... the North Pole pattern paper design pretty much sums up Christmas for me.

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And since it's Christmas (well almost), there are chances to win a Webster's Page Christmas Prize Pack scattered all around. They could be anywhere so do leave us a comment on any or all posts in the hop for a merry chance; winners will be announced on the 22nd.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and joining our Christmas Card Blog Hop; hoped you guys had fun and merry time (and of course also some inspirations for the latest Christmas collections).

.... and don't forget to hop on back to Webster's Pages Blog to leave a comment there if you haven't already!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Introducing Sophia Patravadee Simoens

If I were to describe how I feel at the moment, it would be "speechless". Since the beginning of this month (a journey that seems to have last forever - ie. the past 9 months), I find myself  starring at this little face and being overwhelmed with joy. She truly is an angel and honestly, I think she's helping us in every way adapt to the changes - so grateful that she's not fussy and is helping mummy be a mummy.

Introducing little Sophia Patravadee Simoens...

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(created using the gorgeous Crate Paper Flea Market Collection)

Thanks everyone for stopping by and hanging around even thou I haven't been updating that much here. Finally got my scrapping mojo back, along with tons of new pictures to scrap and share!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Webster's Pages : Family Traditions

Hi Everyone!

I know it has been super quiet around here again but in between work (yes working again for a few more weeks) and the little one inside, I haven't been scrapping that much. Any spare minute is spent sleeping instead! I can't believe how tired I feel all the time and not to mention the humongous belly, it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

But when I do have a chance to scrap a bit.. well can't resist sharing with everyone. So hop on over to Webster's Pages (if you haven't already) cause this layout is up on their blog today along with a fun give away.

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I had tons of fun working with WP newest collection "Family Tradition" and just love how this layout turned out, honestly I started with a different design in mind (and it's amazing sometimes what you end up with - just let your creativity flow).  And also here's some close ups on some of the elements on the page - you're going to love all the cute little designs this collection has to offer (and not to mention the awesome combination of colors).

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Thanks for stopping by everyone and don't forget to stop by Webster's Pages blog for the full details on the give away!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Crate Paper & CardMaker Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Hope you guys are enjoying the Crate Paper & CardMaker blog hop, we've got tons of fun inspirations to share using the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Signature Collection from Crate Paper. I personally adore the mix of colors and the vintage touches here and there in this collection. Love it!

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First up is this fun card that I created using mostly the various die cuts from the ephemera cardstock pack (the must have product for me) along with a few stickers from the cardstock sticker mini alpha sheet (the phrases are just perfect for cards).

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Needless to say, I'm addicted to layering and the die cuts makes everything so much easier.  I also added in one of the flower clips and a tad bit of washi tape from the 12x12 washi paper.

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And I couldn't just stop there, so got out the cameo for the cute pillow box and of course more die cuts to put together the gift tag...

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Once again the flower clip was too adorable to not include and loving the cute little bows that are part of this collection; just the perfect touch for this little gift box.

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Don't you just love this gorgeous collection by Maggie Holmes and for more inspirations, do hop on over to Ivanka Lentle's blog

Thanks everyone for stopping by and don't forget to make your way to Crate Paper's blog at the end of the hop for a chance to win a yummy set of products from the Maggie Holmes Signature Collection.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

the new "Recorded" Collection from Webster's Pages

Hi Everyone,

Back with some CHA Summer 2013 love!!!
Have you seen the new Recorded collection from Webster's Pages by Allison Kreft?  It's absolutely gorgeous and this collection is perfect for anything! I honestly love the mix of colors and one can never have enough wood grain pattern paper (I need a dozen of that)!

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In putting this page together, I opted for a clean and simple design, as to highlight the gorgeous pattern papers and colors (guess you can tell which ones are my favorites from this collection). Also getting out my cameo to cut the fun arrows and the saying "the story".

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Can't wait for this collection to hit the stores, you're going to love this and I really need to get some more of that wood grain pattern paper!

Thanks for stopping by and do check out the full collection details on Webster's Pages blog.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's been too long

Hi Everyone,

I know you hear this from me all the time, but honestly time really has just disappeared for me. I can't believe it's been months since I last updated the blog nor can I believe that we are already in July! Where did this year go?  It's funny how I started the year with tons of things planned and a ridiculously long list of to-dos; and sadly I hate to admit, the list hasn't shrunk much. Actually I think it's now grown quite a bit instead.

So what in the world have I been doing for the past 6 months! Well... I'll let this little one tell ja... (taken last month)
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And before calling it a day... sharing some Crate Paper Love here!  Create this one awhile back for my Crate Paper Creative Weekly assignment - focusing on all things yellow and gold!

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Loving all the fun embellishments and mixing and matching from the various crate paper collections....

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And on this stand-out sticker, I covered the original red lettering with some gold glitter... now everything is glittered gold!

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Also another addiction of mine then was vellum paper, love how these papers add a little something extra to the page without giving that clustered feeling...

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And here's another Crate Paper project - this time around it's all things dotted!!  Finally got out my circle mask and had a little fun with some mists....

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And of course, all the circle punches that I have stashed away couldn't resist going circle (well  dotted) crazy. These circle punches are the best scrapbook investment (after my can't live without fiskars trimmer) that I've ever made.

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Thanks everyone for stopping by and do promise to keep things more updated here (actually just finished scheduling a few more posts - yay). Nite Nite