Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winner Details & Little Sophia

Hi everyone,

I'm back with the winner details for the blog hop and another layout to share...
First off. thanks everyone for stopping by and hoped you liked the little hop that we did. I loved seeing everyone creations and honestly, I honestly I don't create mini as often as I should. Had lots of fun working on this one.

The lucky winner from my blog is....

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Congrats!!! Please drop me an email with your address details.

And sharing a little layout that I created a while back using some random bits that I had around my table. Some Amy Tangerine, American Crafts, Studio Calico, Chic Tags and Jillibean Soup love...

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This was a photo that I had double printed and was just too cute to not scrap about again. Also it's amazing how fast she's growing and changing. She looks so different now - as sweet and adorable but getting a little naughtier now LOL.

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Thanks for stopping by everyone and hope you're having a great week so far!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mini Love Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today we are having a cute, informal blog hop showing our love for mini books.  It all started with Sam who made a mini book and decided to get a few girlies from Instagram to join her in making one also for this blog hop.  There was no set theme for the mini's.  Instead, we all worked with a few prompts to get us started.  The three prompts were:

1. Use white card stock as background
2. Use numbers for the inside pages
3. Use a ring to bind the mini album

We are so excited to see everyone's take on making an album in their own style.

Oh, and BTW!  We will have a mini giveaway from each blog also!  Hop to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win by Sunday, Feb 16!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, Feb 17!  Easy peasy! :)

Here's the list for blog hop:


And here's my take on the challenge...

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I opted to create a little mini for my little one, celebrating her third month (January); capturing all the little memories, her achievements and documenting the little reminders. I used mostly pattern papers and embellishments (stickers and transparencies) from Crate Paper Love Notes collection, some gold rub-ons from the new Maggie Holmes collection and last but not least, some awesome cork die cuts from my friend Sam (do check out her shop for even more great designs and plus she's having a promotion at the moment too).

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Not only am I addicted to anything gold at the moment, but also transparencies and vellum. I just love how you can layer these to create a different look/effect from page to page. For the cover, I used an overlay/transparencies which gives you a sneak of the pages behind and don't you just love that "3" wood veneer from Studio Calico. And that January card that you see there, it's created by the lovely April and she's sharing them on her blog here. Her work is amazing!

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I also created some vellum pockets. Not only would I be able to put just about anything but once again , loving that semi-transparency look. (It's an addiction)

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Also to create more variations among the pages, I put my cameo to work and cut a few die cut pages (used this adorable quote die cut file)and more cork goodies!

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and here's a snapshot of all the front facing pages...

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and those on the backside...

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And what's a blog hop without a giveaway right? I've got an extra set of the cork embellishments to giveaway along with a few sheets of mini alphabets that I used in my mini (these are from Lily Bee - love), some sweet twine, transparency embellishments and a mix of embellishments and stickers. Just leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday Feb 16th.

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Thanks for hoping along with us and wishing you a very HAPPY (belated) VALENTINE DAY!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

PL 2014 :: Week 1 - Loving this year!

Back to share my project life spread that I created with Cocoa Daisy Day In A Life Kit, although the kit is more loved theme (perfect for this month) but for me, it was the perfect kit to kick start the year with. We were very lucky to have hubby's parents visit us during the holidays from Belgium and then my high school buddies flew over (from Bangkok) for the night to see little Sophia. That title card (below) pretty much says it all.

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For this year PL, I decided to go with a slightly bigger size album/page 8.5" x 11" and actually do love it more than the handbook size as I can also include the full size (being 8.5" x11") layouts. And yes, I'm not over gold yet, you'll definitely be seeing lots more of it cause I've been buying up all the gold embellishments that I can find.. 

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And it just amazes me just how much she is growing day by day... my little sweet sophia.

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Thanks guys for stopping by. The day in the life kit is already sold out at Cocoa Daisy, but definitely recommend their kits. Lots of fun goodies and the quality of these cards are great too!