April 27, 2010

I WON!!!

My layout CARRY ON won Challenge #10 at My Minds Eye Blog. I get to choose 3 collections from their products and I get 1 from everything from those 3 collections. I chose their new So Sophie line - Charming, Graceful and Savvy

I am just so excited because I really love those collection and I'll get them for free. Weeee!!!

Here is the announcement of the winners. Click here

April 25, 2010

Something different

Hi there! Happy weekend to all of you!!!

Lately I've been trying really hard to squeeze in some scrappy time despite my work schedule. I was able to create around 10 layouts last week and would love to share with you some that I did using Dear Lizzy line that I got from my DT kit at Scrapbook Deals 4 U.

This is quite different from what I am used too. I rarely do pastel colors as you have noticed. I just love color so much and all those earth tones. For this layout, i admit that I struggled a bit but after a few try, I kinda love using pastels now.

Here are some of the projects I did:

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Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Alpha: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Ribbons: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Others:
Ranger Distress Ink Pad and Twine

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I enjoyed this one because I just layered everything up and it went very well. So much yumminess and texture. I like!

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Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Alpha: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Ribbons: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Others: Ranger Distress Ink Pad and Martha Stewart BorderPunch

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I have more to share in the next few days. We'll see how well it goes with pastels. This is something I am looking forward to try for the longest time and now I'm doing it!

Thanks for dropping by!

April 23, 2010

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY "Crop Till Ya Drop!"


Scrapbookdeals4u.com is hosting a National Scrapbook Day "Crop 'Till Ya Drop" Party!

The party will start on April 30th and continue through May 2nd with lots of scrappy challenges and PRIZES BABY!!! The Design Team is hard at work putting this crop together and busy as little Bees making preparations. This will DEFINITELY be THE one place you will want to be to celebrate NSD! Are you ready to Crop Till Ya Drop!!??
I know I am!!!

And the best part, you can win prizes with your participation!

These prizes will be awarded based on challenges completed and overall participation in the crop.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info! This is going to be a FANTABULOUS cropping weekend!

April 22, 2010

Loving My Minds Eye

I was very excited when we were informed at the Nook message board that our April Kit will feature My Minds Eye Quite Contrary because I love that line so much. I just love all the patterns and the color combination MME is having lately.

So what better way to use this kit than trying some challenges over at MME's blog!

The Challenge: DREAM BIG! Be inspired by the song by Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand and use the sketch provided. Read more about it here


Here is my take:
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I have used My Scrapbook Nook's April Kit

Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Alpha: My Minds Eye and October Aftermoon
Felt Stickers: Making Memories
Pin: Maya Road
Twine: Jillibean
Paint: Shimmerz
Kraft Envelope: Maya Road (from previous kit)
Stickers: My Minds Eye
Overlay: Maya Road (from my stash)


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I was inspired by the statement CARRY ON which was part of the song lyrics. I have used a sequence of photos that I was able to take when Hannah tripped. Poor baby! I also have a hidden journaling inside the Kraft envelope.

Thanks for dropping by!

April 20, 2010

2Peas Top 3 Again!

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For others this might mean nothing but for me this is huge already. Being recognized, supported, and appreciated makes all the hard work worth it and it encourages me to keep creating. I am so happy!

Scrapbook Deals 4 U May Kit!!!




Scrapbookdeals4u is a no-commitment club. There is no minimum number of kits that you are required to purchase and your membership remains in effect until you cancel it. This is a month-to-month membership. With your membership, you will get a discount on the price of the kit, discount on shipping fees and your kit will include items that will be available only with the membership. If you need to skip your subscription, you will need to let me know by the 25th of the preceding month.

April 18, 2010

Nook Reveal at Creative Scrappers

Sorry for the late post about this one. I was so busy preparing for my DDs birthday tomorrow :)

Here is the layout I made for our Nook reveal at Creative Scrappers. As you all know, My Scrapbook Nook is the sponsor for CS this month and we were given this great opportunity of Kristine to play for one of their Birthday Sketches.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take to this fun sketch:
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Background Paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Rub-Ons: Love Elsie and BoBunny
Diecut: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Sticker: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue and BasicGreyOrigins Element Stickers
Chipboard: BasicGreyOrigins Element Stickers and Prima Chipboard Buttons
Others: Ranger Distress Inks, Liquid Pearls, BasicGrey Canvas tag and Flowers from local store

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Most items on this layout was using My Scrapbook Nook's fun April Kit. I have added a few from the February kit, I just love how very well they worked together.

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Get your Nook Kits now because everything is just getting better and better. And remember, if you avail of our subscription, you'll get these kits for only $28 monthly. Avail of our 12months subscription and you'll get your 13th month kit for FREE. So hurry up! Sign up now! And dont forget to place my name (LG) on the referral field. ORDER HERE!!!!

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Check out my other co-DTs work! They will truly blow you away with such unique, gorgeous and creative layouts. I am so honored to be part of a very talented group of ladies. Click here to see the full reveal

April 17, 2010

Some Toots!

Good day to you all!!!

Just sharing some small toots:

1. My 1st Nook Kit layout "Lola Fe & Hannah" made it to 2peas Top 3

2. My layout for The Color Room is currently one of their featured layouts for this week. Click here for info

April 15, 2010

May Nook Kit!!!!

May is a breezy month, perfect for enjoying the first real sunny days, enjoying the pop of newly sprung flowers, and the sparkle of springtime! We've captured the season with Fly A Kite Papers and loads of bling and springtime accessories! This kit is perfect for Mother's Day, newly planted gardens, Kindergarten graduations and blissful picnics at the park!

Picture will be added soon-above picture is the April kit!

9 October afternoon Fly A Kite double sided papers
1 Kaiser Kraft Bling
SEI Bling
SEI Ribbon Collection
American Crafts Thickers Umbrella Alphabet
October Afternoon Wild Cards
October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers in Green
Jenni Bowlin Butterflies

And remember, if you avail of our subscription, you'll get these kits for only $28 monthly. Avail of our 12months subscription and you'll get your 13th month kit for FREE. So hurry up! Sign up now! And dont forget to place my name (LG) on the referral field. ORDER HERE!!!!

April 14, 2010

I've been tagged and featured!

2 of my lovely bloggy friends Tracey and Kim. I have to list 10 things that make me happy, 5 pieces of trivia about myself, and then pass this award along to 5 other bloggers I love...so here goes

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY...
1. My gorgeous daughter Hannah's who's turning 2 in a few days
2. My very supportive and loving husband, Reggie
3. My parents and siblings
4. Scrapbooking
5. Vacations
6. Shopping (clothes and scrappy stuff)
7. Romantic surprises
8. Spending time with friends
9. Big and small accomplishments
10. Watching my favorite TV series

Bits about me:
1. I don't drink coffee unless I am really sleepy during work hours
2. My usual Starbucks drink is Mocha Frap Venti with Blended Whip
3. I prefer white sauce pasta over tomato based pasta
4. I am a quiet type of person. I love listening more than talking
5. I am afraid of heights

So now I have to tag 5 people, so.....:
1. My scrappy bff Cathy
2. The talented and gorgeous Tara Orr
3. The sweetest Nook DT Becky Williams
4. The best of the best, Karola
5. My loving husband Regie

Wow that was hard, if only I can tag everybody. Feel free to check out their blogs because they are all amazing and the dearest friends ever.

Anyway, I just want to squeeze this small toot. My layout "How Sweet It Is" is the featured layout on Making Memories Customer Idea Gallery for this month. Click image to check it out. Feel free to vote

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Watch out for Creative Scrappers reveal tomorrow because it will feature the Nook DTs take to their sketch!

April 13, 2010

Nook April Kit Layout and an Invitation

The April Kit features the beautiful and playful line of My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue. All the hues of green and blue here are just perfect. The patterns are so fun to play with. To know more about the Nook April Kit read below:
April Showers Are Here! Check out our super cute April kit, loaded with boyish charm in rainshower shades of blue and green!

This kit includes:

7 Double Sided My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary" Papers
3 Die Cut "Quite Contrary" papers
1 Jillibean Soup Printed Twill/Twine set
1 Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphabet in Kraft
My Mind's Eye Journaling spots and die cuts
My Mind's Eye sticker sheets in both borders and labels
Maya Road leaf pins
Making Memories Felt Stars
October Afternoon Mini Market Sticker Sheet

Here is the first layout that I did using this amazing kit:


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This is a layout of my beautiful baby girl with her Aunt Grandma, Lola Fe. The photo was taken last April 3, 2010 during the Ruidera Clan Reunion. I just love this photo so much and it was perfect for the kit.

I enjoyed doing this layout and a lot of time adding color and dimension to my page. Here are the materials that I've used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Alpha: Jillibean, October Aftermoon and Adorn It
Diecut: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Sticker: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary -Little Boy Blue
Paint: Shimmerz Spritz (Sea Foam & Tuscan Sun)and Blingz (Winter Green)
Pin: Maya Road and twine
Flower: Prima
Others: Ranger Distress Inks, FiskarBorder Punch, Liquid Pearls

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I have used a lot of Shimmerz Paints on this layout and a lot of layering. I think I have added apart of each patterned paper from the kit on this one. Shimmerz Spritz was randomly sprayed on this page and on the photo.

And one more thing

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Join us this weekend for a palette pleasing smorgasbord of creative challenges and prizes!

We'll be wetting your appetite over the next few days with a few appetizers to get you cookin'- but make sure you've assembled all of your ingredients for the main dishes coming this weekend!

We have some great prizes lined up from Jenni Bowlin, October Afternoon, SEI and MORE!

April 12, 2010

These were the days

Happy Monday!!!! 1 more week to go and it's my Hannah's 2nd Birthday! Wow time flies so fast. It is as if it was yesterday when I gave birth to her. Seeing those sweet little hands, angelic face, small body.WOW!

These were the days:


Seeing these photos makes me want to cry. I remember every single moment. That is why I am so grateful that I was able to document her growing up through scrapbooking. All of you have also been a part of her growth. Thank you!!!!

April 10, 2010

My Niece

Got the chance to play with my stash during the week but I was able to finally take a photo of it today. I had been busy with work and guess what, I was requested to work for 7 days a week. STINKS!!!!

Oh well, I just wish I can squeeze in some scrappy time for the next couple of days.

So lets get it on since I am still at work :P

This layout was inspired by the new amazing community that I read from Iris blog, The Color Box. At first I was hesitant because I am just too busy lately and cant afford to spend time to other sites aside from my DT communities. But WOW, I was blown away with their site. Great inspiration and amazing designers. Totally amazing. Seeing their works just makes me want to scrap all the time.

So here is their 1st Color Palette Challenge:


Here is my take:

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This was really a challenge to me since I am not a huge fan of pastel colors. Made it more challenging when I tried to differ from my usual linear style. It was fun doing this layout.

The photo of my cute 4yr old niece, Juliana, was perfect for the color scheme of their challenge. She looks so sweet in there. Love her to death!


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Most of the materials I've used on this one is from YourScrapbookStash Store. The papers are the NEW line from American Crafts, LETTERBOX. I have also used their NEW Thickers BUMBLE.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: American Craft's Letterbox
Alpha: AC Thickers Salutations and Bumble
Overlay: Hambly Screen Prints
Paint: Shimmerz Vibez (Sunset Strip), Blingz (Hottie Pink), Shimmerz Paint (Blueberry Cobbler)
Rub-ons: Kaisercraft and Pink Paislee
Felt and Flower: Prima
Others: Chipboard, Ranger distress ink and crackle paint, ribbon, gems and sticker from my stash


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The background was made by putting a screen over the cardstock and sprayed with Shimmerz Vibez randomly. Love the effect of it on the overall design


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The chipboard was covered with Distress Crackle Paint and was painted with Shimmerz Blingz

Thanks for dropping by! I apologize if you haven't seen me on yourblogs lately. Will try my best to drop by soon