July 31, 2010

ScrapThat! August Kit Reveal (part 2) and a Birthday RAK Giveaway

Sharing another layout that I did for ScrapThat! August Kit featuring Girls Paperie Paper Girl Collection.

Here I have used an old photo of Hannah. I chose this photo because it will be great for the quote that I chose for my title because she looks uncertain. Putting the long title in mind, I decided to make a pretty simple layout and made my title the focal point of the page. I chose the patch-like pattern design so that I don't have to layer any more patterned papers. Isn't that paper just gorgeous?!

Inspired byt the August Sketch that I did for this month's kit, I rotated the sketch counter clockwise. I made a huge flower-like embellishment at the sides and added a few more cutouts from the other patterned papers that came with the kit. I will share this simple flower tutorial at ScrapThat! any time soon so stay tuned.

Here I have played with the different alphas that came with the kit. To highlight the important words from the quote, I used the bigger alpha by MME. Added a few liquid pearls, came with the kit too, to add some cool effects. Then I used the small alphas by BasicGrey for the remaining words.

Quick tip: If the color of your alpha is quite similar to the background, outline around each letters using a black pen to add dimension.

Finally, to balance everything, I decided to add some small embellishments at the lower right side of the page. I have added cutouts, small flowers and a bird chipboad (from my stash).

Thanks for looking! Stay tuned for a couple more! I'll be out from Saturday (Aug 1) to Sunday (Aug 8) with some family and friends to celebrate my 30th (:( sob sob) birthday. Get the chance to win a $20 GC from YourScrapbookStash.com from me by simply guessing my birth date. Leave a comment on this post by August 8 and all correct answers will be placed on a random draw. Start guessing!

Have a great weekend!

July 29, 2010

ScrapThat! August Kit Reveal (part 1)

Happy Thursday!

I got so excited last Saturday when I received my ScrapThat! August Kit because I adore the featured collection so much. The kit features The Girls Paperie Paper Girl line with some Prima flowers and laces, MME Chipboard Alpha, BasicGrey Sticker Alpha to name a few. The kit is jam-packed with gorgeousness that will surely bring those mojos back.

A layout of me and my daughter Hannah walking hand in hand at Techno Hub after attending Lia's 1st birthday party last December 2009. The dress were from 2 different manufacturers but looks quite alike. We never planned buying identical clothes but this is just a coincidence, a good and precious one.

"Together" layout by LG Belarmino - Bazzill Cardstock, The Girls Paperie Paper Girl patterned papers, Prima Marketing flowers, Jenni Bowlin butterfly embellishment, Basic Grey Sticker Alpha, Kaisercraft Rub-on,  MME and BasicGrey blings,  Liquid Pearls and ribbon.

Flowers were hand cut from the Girls Paperie patterned paper. I layered them in a way to show dimension. I also played with the ribbon here by adhering it at the back of a circle punched patterned paper using the ruffles technique. Layered everything and it's done.

Thank you for dropping by! Make sure to check my other co-DTs works over at ScrapThat! Gallery.  Grab your ScrapThat! August kit NOW! Order here!

July 27, 2010

Kaisercraft Projects!

I am so excited to share with you some Kaisercraft projects that I made using the 2 New Collections - Up, up and Away and Lush.  This collections was released this month and I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality, the design, and the colors. The papers are perfect for everyday photos, the embellishments are fun to play with, and the colors are perfect, not too bold and not too bright.

Up, up and Away
Upon getting my hands on the Up, up and Away collection I immediately thought of trying a dimensional page using foam tapes. The photo was me taken at Tung Chung, Hong Kong. We were at the giant bronze Buddha located at the top of the mountain. My hair being blown away is just too perfect for the hot-air balloon images, does it look like I’m on the balloon itself? LOL

Layout “FLY HIGH” – LG Belarmino: Kaisercraft Up, Up and Away paper collection, Die Cut Elements (DC322),Clear Stamp (CS747), Rub On (RB869), Alpha Stickers Brown (AS225), Pearls Chocolate (SB792), and Foam Tape (T303)

To add dimension, I made several paper rolls using strips from the stripe patterned paper. I also punch a lot of small flowers from the same brown patterned paper that I used. By adhering the flowers with foam tapes, the illusion is just amazing. Got this idea from my co-DT at the Nook, Celeste Smith.

I did the same thing on the hot air balloons. I cutout the exact same image then used some foam tape to adhere them together.

It was really not hard conceptualizing a page using this gorgeous new collection from Kaisercraft. The colors were fun to work with, its not too bright nor too dull. I already made a layout using this photo of my nephew a few months ago but decided to create another one so that I can give it as a gift to him since the photo is perfect for this line.

Layout ”Remember 2 Always Smile” – LG Belarmino:Kaisercraft Lush Paper Collection, 6″x6″ Paper Pad (PP825), Clear Stamps Bubble Wrap (CS753), Lush Collection (CS746) and Dated (CS724), Lush Printed Chipboard (CB110), Lush Die Cut Elements (DC321), Lush Embellishment Pack (EM919), Alpha Stickers Black (AS226) and Tangerine (AS223), Mini Alpha Stickers Chocolate & White (MA503), and Pearls Chino (SB789). 


 “It’s the Little Things”-LG Belarmino: Kaisercraft Up, Up & Away paper collection, Up, Up & Away Printed Chipboard (CB111), Up, Up & Away Embellishment Pack (EM920), (Paper Flowers Taupe (F603),  Pearls (SB716 and SB792), Pearls Strip (PL505), Ink Pad (IP711 – Corn)

Don’t forget to share your creations into our July sketch gallery – you can win a $25 collection pack!
Make sure you follow our terms and conditions to make your entry valid:
  • Layouts must be created using one of the Kaisercraft sketches listed on blog post for that month. Eg. Promtion starts at start of month and ends at the end of the month.
  • Layout must be made out of 70% Kaisercraft product using the sketch as inspiration and loaded into the monthly sketch gallery (July here) as nominated in designated blog posts.
  • Each entry (into the gallery) must contain the sketch name/title to be deemed eligible.
  • Entries are  limited to Australian, New Zealand and United States residents.
At the end of July (31st July AEST) we will be selecting a winner from the June sketch gallery to win a $25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on pack)!

Check out the sketches here!

July 26, 2010

Blog Buddies Award

I am so honored and privileged to have met several amazing ladies online. As I visit your blogs and see your creations, I feel that I am just a neighbor a few doors away. Reading your comments is like talking with you on the phone. That is why I value each and every reader of my blog.

Got this Blog Award from one Iza who I've known for a few months now. We constantly try to visit each others blogs as much as we can supporting and encouraging each other. Check out her blog here

It is hard to choose amongst all the friends I have online. So I forward this award to all of you. Grab this award and forward it to your friends who continued to support and inspire you.

My Scrapbook Nook August Kit!!!

Cool off in the heat with our lovely August Kit! Featuring cool blues and funky florals, you won't be sure if you should put on your favorite 50's style dress or grab your blanket and head to Woodstock! This brilliant mix of earthy meets feminine is sure to please your eye, as you make it work your way by mixing and matching our great embellishments!

Kit Contents:

Sassafrass Lass Indie Girl papers (2 each)
Indie Girl Banners
A handful of Coordinating Buttons
Jenni Bowlin pins
BoBunny Flowers
Indie Girl stickers
Indie Girl Glitter Alphabet in Chartreuse
Basic Grey Lace Ribbon (Paper)

Celebrate your independent streak with our all natural August Kit!

July 24, 2010

2peas Top 3

It's always a great day to wake up seeing this :D Thank you so much to all of those lovely comments that I received from my Mini Me & You layout. You are all so sweet.

Butterflies and Shimmerz

I know you have read a thousand times already how much we adore the different products of Shimmerz Paints. This is because it is worth telling about! Shimmerz Paints add sparkle and shimmer to any project you want to create. It gives that special touch to everything you use it on.

Today I would like to share with you a very easy and simple 8.5"x11" layout that I did. Initially I illustrated a butterfly pattern that I would like to use on my layout. Then I used my scanner to scan the image and duplicated it on Photoshop creating different sizes. Lastly, I printed them out and individually cut my image. This is what  I used as templates for my background effect.

The traditional way of draw and cut would also be fine. Simply draw the silhouette of any shape you would like to use on any leftover paper and cut them out.

These butterflies are recyclable and can be used several times. It can be used as masking or a template to create embellishments. Don't limit yourself. Try out several patterns like leaves, birds, stars, etc.

 Here is the layout that I finished using my butterfly templates:
"Do Not Disturb" Layout by LG Belarmino - Shimmerz Spritz Tuscan Sun, Sea Foam and Mango Madness; Shimmerz Vibez Sunset Strip; Shimmerz Pearlz Carrot Top and Sunny Side Up

July 22, 2010

**CCG #152 Reveal

I want to invite everyone to head over at Color Combo Galore site to check out the fabulous DT reveal for palette #152. I am pretty sure that you will adore this week's color and theme.

  Here is my take to this fun colors:
Materials: Kraft Cardstock, Girls Paperie Patterned Papers, AC Thickers, October Afternoon Mini-alpha, Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft Pearls, fabric and border punches

Got this gorgeous paper line from YourScrapbookStash.com Online Store.
Check out the latest promotion here!

July 20, 2010

All Smiles

I dont know you but Cosmo Cricket's Delovely line makes me all smiles. With the bright colors and fun pattern, it was really fun creating projects with it. Here is a layout that I did using the Delovely line that I got from YourScrapbookStash.com:
A layout of my sister and her kids with my daughter Hannah. The bright colors enhanced this beautiful photo I took when we celebrated my DD's 2nd birthday at Tarlac

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey Basics (background Paper), Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Flowers: Prima Marketing E-line - Green 300821, Yellow 300838, Green 300920, and Yellow 300951
Alpha: American Craft's Thickers and October Afternoon Mini Market Sticker Letters -Teal
OthersL bird, huge yellow flower and paints

July 19, 2010

Shimmerz CHA Summer 2010 Release!

Are you ready? I said, are you ready? Good. Because we have some gorgeous new colors just aching to be seen.

Wait for it, wait for it......

OK NOW! Introducing the Shimmerz Summer Collection:

Aren't they beautiful? Our two new Shimmerz Vibez colors are Fiery Fiesta (shown left) and Pop Art Pink (shown right). Fiery Fiesta is a beautiful light colored orange (I would liken it to orange sherbert but daker) with a light gold shimmer and Pop Art Pink is this great cotton candy pink with a HUGE gold shimmer to it. We have never had a color like Pop Art Pink before!

Our 3 beautiful new Pearlz colors are (from top to bottom) Blue By You, Peas-B-Mine and Luscious Lilac. You will be impressed with their density and coverage. They are more thick, luscious and creamy then ever before. Plus these colors play sooo well together!

These fabulous colors will be available for purchase on our website on Tuesday, July 27th. Be on the look out for a special online CHA promotion next week as well. Plus, if you are attending CHA stop on by our booth. We are partnering up with Glitz Designs in booth #839!

July 18, 2010

More Nook July Kit Layouts

Happy Weekend!

Just dropping by to share with you a few more layouts that I did using My Scrapbook Nook's July Kit. It has been a pretty busy week for me because my 2yr old and 2mos baby just got accepted to Nursery last week. I have been busy preparing all documentations and requirements.

I am so proud of her! Most of her classmates are around 4 years old and she's the youngest. Despite her appearance and her age, her teachers were impressed with her communication skills, memorization and participation. She is quite advanced than most of her classmates. In fact, last Friday we were told that she will be considered as Nursery Level 2. YAY!

Anyway, here are more of my Nook DT layouts:

Tung Chung

Hello Sunshine
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

July 15, 2010

Sketch Contest at YSS!

Are you ready for a contest? I am! We at YourscrapbookStash.com are already excited to see all of the beautiful creations we know you are going to make. Here is the info: 

Deadline: August 15th, 11:59pm PST

Prizes: 2 random entries will win $10 in Stash Cash. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $25 in Stash Cash. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by our DT and will not be eligible for the random prize drawing.

How to win: Upload your newly created (after July 13th) projects using any of the sketches in the YSS Gallery (or on our blog) to the YSS gallery, and link your creations to the Sketch Contest post at YSS Blog. The following types of projects are eligible: altered items, layouts, mini albums, cards, and tags.

The fine print: You may enter only once in each category (ex: you may enter only one layout, but you may also enter one card, one tag, etc.) Projects must also use at least one item found in the YSS store. Use any sektch found on YSS Blog. Please let us know which sketch inspired you when you upload. Sketches posted between now and the deadline are also fine to use. (Heidi just posted one today)

Ok, so what are you waiting for? :) Please use Mr. Linky at the blog post link your entries. The random winners will be chosen from only those entries linked at the YSS blogpost.

**CCG #151 Reveal

I want to invite everyone to head over at Color Combo Galore site to check out the fabulous DT reveal for palette #151. I am pretty sure that you will adore this week's color and theme.

Here is my take to this fun colors:

Materials: BasicGrey Basics Patterned Paper, Hambly Transparencies, Prima Flowers, Shimmerz Paints and Kaisercraft Pearls

July 14, 2010

Card Class at My Scrapbook Nook

I just want to invite you all at My Scrapbook Nook's Message Board. We offer different monthly classes for everyone. From Double Pages layout, cards, altered projects and more. You can check it out here!

I just want to share this card that I did using my co-DT Zarah's gorgeous and fun Card Class.

I have used the lovely Nook July Kit featuring Lily Bee Design's Hello Sunshine Collection. To view the entire content of this kit click here.

Remember that there is a special right now for new members. New Members starting June 23, while supplies last, will receive a free June Kit!!!!!!! You must sign up for 1 year. You will receive your 13th kit for free too. 2 free kits with a 1 year membership. We will sub with another free kit when we run out.

July 13, 2010

Shimmerz at CHA!

Shimmerz has some EXCITING, AMAZING, JUMPING FOR JOY, kind of news... We have broken out and are going to be at the Chicago CHA show that runs from July 27-29th! This is the first time that Shimmerz has represented itself at CHA and we are doing it just like we do everything else.
Just a LITTLE bit differently.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be joining forces with the FABULOUS girls at Glitz Designs and will be sharing booth # 839 with them!
Glitz and Shimmerz are perfect product partners and we have some great make and takes using both products and some fun Shimmerz techniques.

Not only that but we will have a special CHA release as well. So be on the look out for our newest Shimmerz colors coming soon and perhaps a special sale as well...Who doesn't love a great promotion?

So if you are headed to CHA at the end of the month, make sure to highlight booth #839 (in pink highlighter, of course!) and check us out! We will be there with bells on!

July 11, 2010

Kaisercraft CHA Summer 2010 Sneak Peeks!

I am so excited to share with you Kaisercraft's CHA Summer 2010 releases! I already have them and I can definitely say you will just love every single bit about it, from papers, embellishments and clear stamps. here they are!!!

The first 2 have already been released this month:


Up, Up and Away

See our all our NEW July product here
and here are the remaining sneaks:

Secret Bird Society – Available August

Hippy Girl – available August
Be Merry – Available September

Tis the Season – Available September

Check out the other amazing products Kaisercraft will be releasing this CHA Summer 2010 at their blog. Click here!

July 9, 2010

Posting today!!!

Happy Friday ladies!!!!

What a busy week for me WOW! Sorry if I have neglected my blog lately. I have been busy with creating projects here and there, work, and household stuff. I have been very productive tho. I finished 6 layouts and some cards and have been scrapping daily for the past week.

 Here is a layout that I did using Cosmo Cricket's Delovely Collection that I got from YourScrapbookStash.com. At first I thought that the colors are too bright for me but after hearing a lot of good reviews about this line, I finally decided to get some  for myself. It did not disappoint me at all. This line by Cosmo Cricket is just G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S! I got the entire line with 20% off at YSS Online Store using the  June Coupon. Order yours now! Use discount code JULY2010 to avail of the 20% off discount from your entire order!

I remember the day when we took this photos of my DD Hannah. We were at SM North City Mall and saw this huge tarpaulins covering some areas that are under construction. The colors were vibrant and I immediately thought of the Delovely paper line. Took several photos and whala! Instant cute layout!

Materials Used: Background Paper-Basic Grey Basics Manila, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket Delovely, Sticckers - Cosmo Cricket Delovely, Others - Distress Ink pads and MS Border Punch.

I decided not to add any other embellishment and only use the patterns from the papers as embellishments. I love handcutting these patterns, it relaxes me. The design is very simple and I love it!

Thanks for viewing. I hope you all have a great weekend! If you need some inspiration this weekend, checkout the Friday Sketch over at YSS Blog here! My co-DT Alyssa made this really fun sketch using a lot of circles.

July 8, 2010

Shimmerz Product Spotlight: PEARLZ

Shimmerz has so many great products: our original Shimmerz Paints, Spritz, Vibez, Blingz and one of our newest family members...Pearlz.

You may be asking yourself what exactly are Pearlz and how do the differ from the other paints. Pearlz are creamy, more opaque and pearlescent than our Shimmerz Paints or Blingz. Think a bit more class, with a little less sass. Pearlz is Blingz and Shimmerz Paints older and more refined sibling.

Take a look for yourself:

 With 11 current Shimmerz colors and 5 Teresa Collins Signature Colors, you have a wide variety to pick from. Order them online from any of our retail partners or from our online retail store.

July 7, 2010

New Products Available at YSS!!!

Just dropping by to invite you all to YourScrapbookStash Online Store! Erica added a lot of amazing products and a chance to get this for 20% off! Use discount code JULY2010 to avail of the 20% off discount from your entire order!

Free shipping on orders over $30.00 (US Addresses only) and a FREE gift with every order placed this month!

Echo Park Life Is Good - PREORDER
Basic Grey Oliver/Olivia PREORDER
Sassafras Lass Indie Girl PREORDER
3 NEW Colors of Bakers Twine
Smooch Paints
Little Yellow Bicycle Boardwalk
October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Fly A Kite
Coredinations Cardstock - Jillibean Soup
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fabric Papers
Basic Grey Basics Papers
Echo Park Walk in the Park
Maya Road (mists, chipboard and more!)
Hero Arts Acrylic and Wood Mounted stamps
Tim Holtz Embossing Folders
Studio Calico Documentary
Jillibean Soup Summer Squash Soup
Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Echo Park Sweet Summertime (NEW Manufacturer)

Restocked Items:

Bazzill Basics cardstock (Kraft, white and black)
Hero Arts Stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Sizzix Dies
7 Gypsies Avignon embellishments
Clipa Bracelets (we love these too!)
Shabby Chic Crafts
Jillibean Soup Canvas Flowers
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas


Echo Park Life is Good
Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia
Sassafras Lass Indie Girl

*** Please place a separate order for all PRE-ORDER items. ***

Store News

We now Accept PAYPAL

You asked and we listened! We've added Paypal to the options for payment to the store. Use your credit card or your Paypal account to pay for your product!

Monday Markdown

Looking for a bargain? We just marked down some product in the store. Check back between now and CHA to find great deals on the newest products!

This weeks markdown:

Jenni Bowlin CHA Winter Release - 25% off
Hambly Studios - 25% off
Studio Calico Anthology - 25% off

Special Orders/Pre-Orders

We offer special orders on hundreds of products we DON'T carry! See something you want but can't find it anywhere? Let us know. We'll order it for you.

We've special ordered for a lot of customers in the past including:

Border punches
Slice Machines and Design Cards
Paper Packs
Cardstock Packs

** Preorders - please place a separate order for all pre-order items. If you combine in stock and pre-order items, your in stock items will ship. Pre-order items will ship FREE of charge when they become available. **

July 4, 2010

Loving the Nook July Kit!

Last month I thought the June Nook Kit was my ultimate favorite but I say that every month because their kits gets better and better. I am amazed on how Leah coordinates such beautiful papers and embellishments, it's PERFECT!

This month the Nook July Kit features the bright and fun line from Lily Bee's Sunshine Collection. The kit has chipboards from Lily Bee and Maya Road, journaling spots, 3 alpha set, yummy buttons, ribbons from Pink Paislee and some cute pins. To know more about the July kit, click here!

Here is a layout that I did early today using the kit:

Remember that there is a special right now for new members. New Members starting June 23, while supplies last, will receive a free June Kit!!!!!!! You must sign up for 1 year. You will receive your 13th kit for free too. 2 free kits with a 1 year membership. We will sub with another free kit when we run out.

So start your subscription NOW!!! Grab this opportunity to be a member of the finest Kit Club online. Kits are at $28 only per month but you'll surely get more than it's price. Join now and dont forget to email me at teapot2angel@yahoo.com when you subscribed!

July 3, 2010

YSS Friday Sketch

Hello everyone!!! Weekend is here again! Ready for some scrapping? Here's a I did sketch to inspire you jump start a layout!

My example:Materials:
Crate Paper Brook Collection - Stickers, papers, chipboard
Basic Grey Basics line - Background patterned paper
Pink Paislee Alpha
Prima blings

Enjoy! And remember: Get chosen as the Guest Designer for the month! Upload your creation at our USER GALLERY. Each month, we will highlight one customer. Our Design Team will choose one person from the gallery and they will be on the SPOTLIGHT. Each member of the DT will have a chance to 'scraplift' one of your layouts or ideas from the gallery. User will receive a Gift Certificate worth $10.00 to the store for being the Featured Member.

We can't wait to see your creation using this sketch!!!

July 2, 2010

Shimmerz Product Spotlight - Red-Y or Not Vibez

Red-y or Not, here it comes. Today's spotlight is JUST in time for Independence Day. The fabulous Red-y or not Vibez. With a not quite true red color but not quite pink either....Red-y or not is chameleon-like with its color. Ready to bend at your will to suit your needs but still maintains that patented kick of Shimmer that you have come to know and love. Check it out:

If you happen to be crafting during the Holiday weekend, why not pair Red-y or Not up with our fabulous Blue Jeans and Snowstorm Vibez. Red, white and blue!

Find these colors and over 100 MORE at the Shimmerz Website! We at Shimmerz Paints wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

July 1, 2010

YourScrapbookStash: Stash Faves

Fun, inspiring, artistic, very easy to use, gorgeous, perfection are some of the words I can describe how amazing this collection is. It will create itself! No need to think too much, just layer those papers and embellishments and you'll get an outstanding project.

Just look at this:

(photos from CratePaper.com)
This collection by Crate Paper is definitely a MUST-HAVE to all crafters and scrapbookers. Check out YSS Online Store because we carry this amazing collection! I have everything of this collection and I encourage you to get yours now!!!!

Here are some layouts that I made using this line:


Thanks for dropping by!