May 31, 2010

Member Special from My Scrapbook Nook

A Special For Those Becoming Members This Month!

We are running a Special From JUNE 1-15th........

Old members get a friend to sign up and receive $20.10 credit toward the shop or your next billing cycle. The new member must sign up for one year. Email us at orders@myscrapbooknook and let us know yours friends name and your full name so we may issue you a credit. If ...you get 5 friends to sign up you will receive 5 credits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The NEW MEMBERS will ALSO receive the bonus paper pack and mini album shown here (while supplies last)!

Members are also eligible to buy that month's Member Deal- the hottest new lines at 40% off! Shipping on kit add ons is always free, and you NEVER pay full rpice for a kit- always $28, which is always a 10%-35% discount on retail!

Get your membership today!

Counting the days

SD4U June Kit Layouts Sneaks

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May 29, 2010

Pose!

Click! Click! Click!

Don't we just love taking hundreds and thousands of photos of our little ones. I do. I have been taking tons and tons of photos of Hannah ever since she was born. From mobile phones, digital cameras to DSLR. Ever movement, every angle, every minute, I just want to capture the moment.

Photographing babies really involves hardwork and patience since you really can't tell them to pose in a certain way. The only trick was just Click! Click! Click! Don't get me wrong here, I love stolen moment shots. They are the most precious and most memorable of them all but hoping for a specific photo was a dream for me before. I want her to make eye contact with the camera because most of the time she was looking at the sides, at the ceiling, on the floor but rarely the camera.

That is why I am truly excited when I realized lately that Hannah can be told how to pose. She really is a Drama Queen. Just tell her the emotion and she will act it. She actually convinced a lot of people with her acting skills.

Receiving the June ScrapThat! kit was perfect for this topic. I love Pink Paislee very much! Using the color of the Queen Bee Collection as my inspiration, I edited my photo to make it blend in with the colors of the kit.

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Did a lot of fuzzy cutting using the patterns from the papers

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Twine loops here are actually from the Burlap threads. Altered the flower by painting it with Shimmerz Pearlz and added Distress Stickles that came with the kit.

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Added a few more details using Prima E-line gems and Liquid Pearls

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Check out the ScrapThat! June Kit NOW!!!! It is jam-packed of yummy goodies that will bring your creativity to its peak. Click here for more information.

May 27, 2010

My Scrapbook Nook June Kit!!!!

Create something beautiful in June! This month's kit is designed with the warmth and relaxation of early summer in mind. We've blended the very best of the new My Mind's Eye, So Sophie papers to create a beautiful kit, sure to cause some major competition with the beautiful great out doors!

This kit inlcudes:

13 My Mind's Eye double sided papers
2 My Mind's Eye die cut papers
2 My Mind's Eye alphabets
1 American Crafts Thickers alphabet
Trim from Webster's Pages
Ribbon from American Crafts
Lace from Prima
several journaling cards and die cuts from My Mind's Eye
and some great metal clips from 7 Gypsies

$36 in value but only $28 for subscribers! Shop NOW!

Get out and shoot some great summer photos today so you are ready for the creative inspiration that's about to blow in from the west!

May 26, 2010

My YSS Stash Faves

Have you checked out YSS Online Store lately??? YOU SHOULD!!! There are lots of yumminess in there. With all the discounts, promotions and very very affordable shipping cost, you can afford to buy all scrappy items that you desire.

Check this gorgeous E Crystals and E Pearls from Prima Marketing:

At YSS Store they are only $1.50 each but with this month's promotion, you can get an additional 15% discount by simply using the May coupon code MAY2010. That makes those yummy goodies just $1.27 each. Stock up now!!!! Don't forget that qualifying orders ship FREE. (US Orders only. Order must total $30.00 or more before discounts.)

Happy Shopping!

May 25, 2010

ScrapThat! June Kit Revealed!

The June collection has everyone buzzing! Our "Queen Bee" collection by Pink Paislee features the entire collection of papers, top quality embellishments from Prima, technique items like the Creative Imaginations Antiquity Circle transparency, and a 12 X 12 piece of burlap which is a hot new product we are seeing more and more of. You’ll find our signature product, Distress Stickles, and we have included a unique piece of beautiful crocheted lace. The "Queen Bee" kit comes with an inspiring custom designed sketch by our own sketch artist LG Belarmino - which you can use to enter our monthly layout contest! We offer a paper add-on kit which includes the standard papers, and coordinating cardstock papers from our main kit for $9.99, as well as a must-have embellishment add-on offered at $17.99. We sincerely hope we have succeeded in presenting a kit that will nurture your creativity and inspire you! Order here.

Scrap That! “Queen Bee” Main Kit Contents

Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Queen Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Worker Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Bees Wax”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Honeycomb”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Honey Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee Diecut “Bee Hive”

Creative Imaginations Antiquity Circle Transparency
BasicGrey Origins Mud Mask

Prismatics Cardstock “Vanilla Cream”
Prismatics Cardstock “Birchtone Meduim”
Prismatics Cardstock “Birchtone Dark”

Pink Paislee Weathered Wood Chipboard Alphas
BasicGrey Manila Mini Mono Stickers

1/2 Pack Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Bella Brads”
4 Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Flip Notes”
1 Prima Pearls and Bling - Green
8 Prima Flowers - Sprites Neutrals 3
6 Prima Flowers - Powder Puff Athena
4 Prima Flowers - Aloha Petal “Black Sand”
3 Pieces Tattered Angels Bingo Boards and Calling Cards
3 Prima Pebbles - Geometric Gold
1 Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue “ Old Paper Distressed”
1 Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink “Olive Pastel”
1 Piece 12 X 12 Burlap Fabric
1 Yard Crocheted Lace

Queen Bee” Embellishment Add-On Kit Contents

Pink Paislee “Queen Bee” Ribbon Pleats
Prima Say It In Pearls Black Strips
Prima Innoscence Layered Crinkle Flowers
7 Gypsies Black Set of 3 Keys

May 24, 2010

Two More!

Just sharing this layout I made a few days ago featuring The Girls Paperie line. This layout was made by me and my 2 year old DD. She volunteered herself to be part of this layout. Photos were taken when she was 11months old and has only 1 tooth.

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I just love the colors on this line and was very grateful when Erica from Yourscrapbookstash.comsent it to me. This is my first time using The Girls Paperie. You should check out this paper line at YSS Online Store and avail of this month's promotion by using the code MAY2010 to get 15% off from your total order.

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I punched out several different sizes of circles and embossed it using a Cuttlebug diecut machine. Using a paintbrush, Hannah painted the circles with Shimmerz BlueBerry Cobbler and the New Pearlz Grammie Berry.

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We really enjoyed making this layout. I was not worried because Shimmerz Paints are non-toxic so it's safe for kids to use.

May 21, 2010

Another OA Layout!!!!

At long last I will finally have my rest day this weekend. I have survived a 10 day, 10hour work schedule. Yipeeee!!! Despite all the stress, the lack of sleep and all the drama at home, I am just grateful that I did it. It will not be the last time since this work schedule will rotate every 5 weeks but for now I just want to have this opportunity to rest.

Even with my hectic schedule, I was able to manage to create a layout every other day. I have to sacrifice some sleep but it was okay because I accepted all my DT responsibilities knowing that this might happen.

I just want to share another layout that I did using Scrapbook Deals 4 U May Kit featuring October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line.

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I really had fun doing this one. I got so used to with linear-blocking style that I forgot to just stick it on. I am the type of scrapper who plans everything,lay everything first before adhering them but on this one, I just kept cutting, punching and adhering.

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I added my title on the opposite side to make it different. I first used some big alpha for masking the work "DREAM" and sprayed Shimmerz Spritz over it. Added the rest of the title vertically.

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The flowers werealso painted using Shimmerz. It added a lot of sparkle and texture on it and I just love how my embellishments looks so different when using it. Try it out!

May 20, 2010

Thrift Shop with some Shimmerz!

Sharing another layout using the amazing May Thrift Shop kit from SD4U.

This layout features a photo of my 2yr old DD eating cake on her birthday last April 19, 2010 using her fingers. I initially edited the photo using Adobe Photoshop and added a filmstrip banner to it to match my current theme and color.


I am just loving the NEW Simmerz Pearlz!!!! It is vibrant and rich with shimmer. It gave each and every project a glow of magnificence. No need to reapply several times! One stroke of a brush will give you the color,the texture and the shimmer that you will definitely want to achieve!

For this layout, I have used both New Pearlz Sunny Side Up and This Spuds 4 U. The combination of this color is perfect for summer, vintage and fun projects.

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I have used my SD4U May kit featuring October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line. I specifically chose the papers that has most yellows,browns and blacks in it since I am using a sepia photo.

Before adhering all my elements, I painted the middlepart of my background cardstock with Pearlz This Spuds 4U using a foam brush. Brushed the paint back and fort horizontally. Using a foam brush creates this visible pattern of broken lines so I painted some Pearlz Sunny Side Up on this spaces.

Just look how vibrant this NEW Pearlz colors are. This is a paper flower but with Pearlz Sunny Side Up added to it, it looks more sparkly and real. The paint added the personal touch I am aiming for. So try the NEW Pearlz NOW!!!!

May 19, 2010

2Peas Top 1

by Views, Most Liked and Most Bookmarked!!!

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It is so happy to see stuff like this especially during a very very busy and stressful week. I have been trying my best to fit everything with my current work schedule so that I can squeeze in everything, household chores, my baby and some scrapping time. I have so much to do but all of this are my responsibility so I am working very hard right now.

But seeing this already made everything worth it.

Aside from my #1 layout (layout from my SD4U May Kit, I have another layout on their top 10 list, my "Bloom" layout that I haven't posted here yet.

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Erica, owner of YourScrapbookStash.com, sent me this My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - Little Miss Muffet line to work with. I adore MME and this made my life easier. Love the colors, the patterns and the texture of their papers. I was able to use this photos of Hannah that I never thought I would use for scrapping because it's kinda blurred. But it worked for this line!

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Patterned Papers: MME Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet
Journaling Spot: Elle Studio
Alpha: AC Thickers
Stamp: Cats Life Press Stamp - Leaf
Brads: BasicGrey
Others: Distress Ink and border punch

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The leaves were stamped images using Cats Life Press Stamp (available at YSS Store) then cutout individually. Folded in half to add dimension. Try it out!!

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FREE Gift with every purchase. For every order placed during the month of May, receive a free gift with your order.

Save 15% off your order with our May Coupon. Enter MAY2010 during checkout to receive your discount.

Don't forget that qualifying orders ship FREE. (US Orders only. Order must total $30.00 or more before discounts.)

Thanks for dropping by! My schedule will be back to normal this weekendso I'll be catching up with all of you!

Miss you all!

May 17, 2010

Another October Afternoon Layout!!!

Just a quick post. Sharing another layout that I did using one of my favorite Manufacturer October Afternoon. This was made using Scrapbook Deals 4 U May Kit featuring the Thrift Shop line by OA. Their line is always so fun to use and ageless. You can create any projects for all season and you can do a boys layout, a girls layout,anything at all.

Here is an "About Me" page

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Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Alpha: Scenic Route and October Afternoon Mini Sticker Alpha
Paint: Shimmerz Pearlz (Sunny Side Up and Espresso)
Stickers: October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Others: Ribbons, distress inks and EK Border Punch

I rarely scrap about myself since I am a first time mom and very much fascinated with my daughter. For this layout my theme was about capturing the moment. Seeing those cameras on the kit inspired me to create a subject around it.

I am the scrapper, photographer and the memory keeper. The person behind the scenes .

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Background was randomly painted with Shimmerz and I tried to play with layering here.

Thanks for viewing!!!

May 15, 2010

Scrapbook Deals 4 U June Kit Sneak Peak!

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.


Kit #1: KIOSHI

Kit #2: TREE HOUSE
Kit #3: FLY A KITE

May 13, 2010

Busy crazy + a layout

Sorry for being a bad blogger this week. Work is giving me the pressure right now and need to do 10 hours for 10 days including this weekend. I am pretty much like a zombie doing a lot of things with only a few hours of sleep. So please bare with me in the next couple of days if you dont hear from me on your blog or in here.

Sharing another layout that I did using one of my favorite manufacturer, October Afternoon, featured on My Scrapbook Nook's May Kit.

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Everything is from the kit except for the buttons and the diecut patterned paper

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Thanks for viewing and remember, there is an ongoing NEW MEMBER SPECIAL over at My Scrapbook Nook for the entire month of May. If you sign up this month, you will receive a $15 shop credit or the next time your kit is billed we will take $15 off your next kit.

Let me tell you about My Scrapbook Nook Kit Club. The kits are loaded with the latest and greatest products in the scrapping industry. It's always balanced and creatively designed to help you in your artistic journey! We draw from a variety of manufacturers, favoring textures, patterns and concepts that compliment and enhance the paper line of the month. The kits are one of the best deals in the industry as we load them up with as much scrappy goodness as we can find, and always charge only $28!

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!!!! and avail of the NEW MEMBER SPECIAL

May 12, 2010

I want some ICE CREAM!!!

It is really hot here in Manila because of El Niño. It's summer and we are at 35C (98F) and very humid. With that weather, I can't barely move because one move equals perspiration and my scrappy time was lessen to half. As much as I wanted to turn on the air conditioning 24 hours a day, I just cant because the power company keeps increasing its pricing.

Oh well that's life so we just need to compensate with other stuff. Hannah and I, for instance, spends 45mins a day on the bathtub. And one of our favorite summer treat are Halo-Halo and ice cream. This relieves the heat even for a while.

On this layout, Hannah was eating ice cream on her own for the 1st time. I really had to take pictures because she really looks so messy and cute. She enjoyed this experience so much that she kept asking for more.

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Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft
Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - Little Miss Muffet
Alpha: AC Thickers Popsicle
Sticker: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary - Little Miss Muffet
Ribbon: American Crafts
Rub-ons: Studio Calico

This layout was based on one of my good friend, Jana Eubank, sketches that you can find here. I have been wanting to try out her sketches because they are very inspiring. I have used My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet line and rub-ons by Studio Calico that Erica sent to me from YourScrapbookStash.com. I just adore this line and is very perfect for a girl's page.

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Thank you for dropping by! I would like to invite you to checkout YourScrapbookStash.com NEW ARRIVALS. Cosmo Cricket's Delovely is already available and some other amazing stuff.

May 9, 2010

NEW Pearlz Colors!!!

You asked, we listened......and are so pleased and excited to announce 11 NEW exciting Colors to expand our Pearlz Line!!! Check it out........

Pearlz is available today right here in the Retail Shimmerz Shop.....and even more exciting.....if your order is at least $35 you will receive a FREE Jar of Pearlz! (offer good through May 17th, 2010)

Be sure to join us on Facebook to see the new colors featured throughout the day.

We can't wait to hear what you think!

May 7, 2010

New Look???

How do you like my blog design so far?

It's been more than a year since I last changed it. I was motivated by Becky's post over at Nook's Message Board. I felt so guilty for forgetting about it. Yesterday, I finally did it and changed the design a bit. This is the least I can do for this week since I haven't scrapped for 5 days now.

I hope you like it! If for any reason you see any glitch please let me know. Thanks!

Now, I'm sharing another layout that I did using My Scrapbook Nook's May kit featuring October Afternoon's Fly a Kite. The papers here are perfect for outdoor photos. I have used a recent photo of Hannah taken a few weeks back when we went to a private resort to celebrate her 2nd birthday.

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Patterned Papers: October Afternoon's Fly a Kite
Alpha: AC Thickers Umbrealla and October Afternoon's Alpha Stickers
Ribbons: SEI
Wild Card: October Afternoon

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I really did a lot of experimenting here and tried not to be so structured. It was really fun embellishing this page using the SEI ribbons that came with the kit. I initially sewed on the mesh polka dot ribbon tightly to create some ruffles. I also painted it with yellow to blend it with the colors from the patterned papers. Then I just wrapped around it with the pink ribbon.

It was different, kinda messy,really fun and I liked the final outcome!

Thanks for viewing and remember, there is an ongoing NEW MEMBER SPECIAL over at My Scrapbook Nook for the entire month of May. If you sign up this month, you will receive a $15 shop credit or the next time your kit is billed we will take $15 off your next kit.

Let me tell you about My Scrapbook Nook Kit Club. The kits are loaded with the latest and greatest products in the scrapping industry. It's always balanced and creatively designed to help you in your artistic journey! We draw from a variety of manufacturers, favoring textures, patterns and concepts that compliment and enhance the paper line of the month. The kits are one of the best deals in the industry as we load them up with as much scrappy goodness as we can find, and always charge only $28!

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!!!! and avail of the NEW MEMBER SPECIAL

May 4, 2010

Stash Faves

Don't you just get confused with all the new scrapbook releases lately? Do you base your purchases by theme, patterns or colors?

To make things easier for you, every Thursday at YSS blog, we highlight different products that we strongly recommend. I assigned last week and my current favorite is the NEW Amercian Crafts Letterbox. And the perfect words to describe this collection is SOPHISTICATED and DELICATE. Letterbox papers are perfect for everyday cards, layouts and projects. Select Letterbox papers feature added texture with raised Zing! finish or embossing.

Those were just some of the amazing papers that you'll get from that line. To view the individual product from this line, just go to YSS Online Store and choose American Crafts > Letterbox

Here are some layouts that I did using the Letterbox line:



(alphas are by Sassafras Lass Chipboard Stickers - Juicy also available at YSS Store)

May 3, 2010

Scrap That! Spot this contest!

During the last week of each month Scrap That! DTs reveals their projects using the Scrap That! monthly kit.

One of the designers is given a product to incorporate into one of their projects that none of the other designers get.

All you have to do is look through all the design team projects, spot the item pictured below, and submit the name of the designer, the name of the Scrap That! kit, and the name of the layout.

Each correct entry will be entered into a draw to win the monthly kit! Each of our kits contains well over $45 in product!!

You can view the Design Team projects below under the Design Team Reveals Post.
or in our community gallery www.scrapthat.ning.com

Submit your entry to friends@scrapthat.ca (only one entry per person please) Submit your entry by May 14th. The draw will take place May 17th. Good luck!