August 28, 2010

Large Desk Organizer

It has only been less than 2years since I started this hobby so I really do not have the right storage or organizer of my stash. When I received this BOP from Kaisercraft, I was so excited! Now I have something I can call ‘The Perfect Storage’ for some buttons, stamp pads and blings. With the Secret Bird Society collection, I can achieve the vintage and grungy feel that I want for this organizer. The patterns, the colors and the texture is just right

“Large Desk organizer” BOP by LG Belarmino – Secret Bird Society paper collection, 6×6 paper pad (PP827), Die Cut Elements (DC323), Rub Ons (RB872), and Mini Journal Tags (JT603); Large Desk Organiser (SB2084); Kaisercraft Pearl Strips (PL505), Paper Flowers, Foam tape and Pearls.


Special thanks to my friend Cathy for the inspiration ;)

August 26, 2010

Scrap That! Butterfly Dreams kit

Scrap That! Is happy to present our September collection, Butterfly Dreams. This Shabby Chic kit is full of soft brown, dusty rose and faded aqua papers by Shabby Green Door and My Mind’s Eye. You will also find fabulous blooms, bling, and lace as well as our signature product - Ranger Stickles. We have included a fun technique item from the master of techniques; Tim Holtz, and you can find instructions on how to use it on our blog. Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price so you get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. We hope we have succeeded! Until Next Time, Scrap That!


Scrap That! “Butterfly Dreams” Main Kit Contents
Shabby Green Door - On the Wings of a Dream “
Shabby Green Door - On the Wings of a Dream
Shabby Green Door - On the Wings of a Dream
My Mind’s Eye “Lush” Blue Paper
My Mind’s Eye “Lush” Pink Paper
My Mind’s Eye “Lush” Blue Damask
My Mind’s Eye Bella Rose Paper
My Mind’s Eye French Boutique Paper
Basic Grey Cappella Fancy Doily
Prizmatics Vanilla Cream Cardstock
Prizmatics Tawny Light Cardstock
Prizmatics Suede Brown Cardstock
Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Alphabet Stickers
Shabby Green Door “Fly Away Snip Its”
My Mind’s Eye “Forever With You” Cardstock Frame
2 Chipboard Scalloped Frames
Length of Prima Mocha Lace and Pearls Ribbon
5 Green Tara Layered Pink and White Flowers
5 Green Tara Mixed White Flowers
3 Green Tara Brown Satin Bows
3 Green Tara Brown Roses
8 Prima Pecan Rose Mulberry Leaves
3 Prima Sachette Belle Artes Flowers
1/2 pack of ZVA Soft Pink Fire & Ice Pearl the Beautiful
1 Distress Stickles - Worn Lipstick
1 Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Old Paper

Embellishment Add-On Kit
My Mind’s Eye “Happy For You” Transparency Frame
Prima Basque Fleur Danseur Flowers
Prima Sheer Pink Andorra Flower and Butterfly
Prima Blush Calcutta Petals





Questions about our kit club?  Click here

August 25, 2010

Kaisercraft’s NEW Pearl Brad & Lace Packs

Pearl Brads are available in 6 vintage colours – Pearl, Latte, Soft Blue, Pink Ice, Ice Green and Chocolate.

Kaisercraft has just released four mixed lace packs – available in four colours – white, natural shades, cream and black.

Each pack contains 5 different types of lace measuring 23 1/4 inches (60cm):
To see all the packs head here.

These little gems are awesome – and are the perfect additions’ to your scrap stash!

Here was something I made using the laces and the pearl brads: 

My 2year old daughter just started attending school a month ago, I decided to alter one of her old headbands because I find the new Kaisercraft laces to be perfect for this project. The patterns and the texture is so amazing for a gorgeous and fun hair accessory.

“Altered Headband” project by LG Belarmino – Kaisercraft Lace Packs white (EM926) and cream (EM927), Pearl brads pink ice (EM932), Grosgrain ribbon Little Girls (RI602) and some Shimmerz paints.

To achieve a colored look for the lace, dip it or use a brush to add some Shimmerz Paint. By using the white lace, it will allow you to achieve the color you wanted. On my project, I have used some pink and yellow colors. Here is my daughter wearing this beautiful headband. She loves it so much!


August 24, 2010

Win a 6 months subscription of My Scrapbook Nook Kits!!!!


Autumn is right around the corner, and with it we are seeing children going back to school, cooler weather moving in, shops stacked with new school supplies and brand new scrapbooking releases! It's time to celebrate with a contest and classes! Join us for Back To Scrapping, and you could win a six month subscription to the kits and many other prizes!

Each week our designers will be teaching at least four classes created to pump up your creativity and get your scrapping mojo back in the driver's seat! You will be able to gain points toward the grand prize by participating in these classes, and every class will have a randomly drawn winner for lots and lots of other prizes! Creativity, Talent and Effort are all rewarded!

We hope you will play along with us, so ENROLL NOW! We officially kick off on September 1st!

Will you come out top of the class? Sign up by clicking here

August 23, 2010

Using the New Kaisercraft

I had the privilege to use the gorgeous new release of Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society collection. Be inspired by nature with Kaisercraft’s delightful Secret Bird Society range. This range combines all things beautiful and natural. Inspired by flora and fauna books, botanical drawings, animal sketches, pretty plants and feathers, this darling range can be used to capture your love of the outdoors or latest family holiday.

This range comprises 6 coordinating patterned papers, Die Cut Elements, Rub Ons, Clear Stamps, Mini Journal Tags, Printed Chipboard, Specialty Paper, a 6″ Paper Pad and Skeleton Leaf embellishments.
 
Coordinating patterend paper

Clear Stamps
To see the full range, head here.
Here is a layout that I did:
“Explore” Layout by LG Belarmino – Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Paper Collection and 6×6 pad, Rub ons Black (RB871), Printed Chipboard (CB112), Embellishment Pack (EM921), KaiserScrapbook Paper Flower Snow (F601), KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones Blue (SB774), Kaisercraft Pearls Pearl (SB713), Wood Flourishes Vines (FL303)

This collection is divine!. It is very easy to work with, the design and images are breathtaking and I just adore every single embellishment that came with this collection. You can never go wrong with Secret Bird Society.  The transition from choosing the papers to adding the embellishments is remarkable.

 
Don’t be afraid to play with layers! Grab those embellishments and put them beside or overlapping one another. It’s fun and very easy to do. Watch out for more projects soon!

Here are some similar photos of Hannah:
 


August 22, 2010

Quick question about the Nook

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August 20, 2010

Hannah's 1st Pony Ride

During my 1 week birthday celebration with my family at Tagaytay, we went to Zipline Zoo. Here, we were able to view and interact with the animals. Hannah experienced her 1st pony ride, her first chat with a parrot and she assisted her Aunt Gene while she feeds a baby cub.

Here are some photos:


With this wonderful layouts comes great ideas for scrapbooking so, I made a layout using photos of Hannah on her 1st pony ride. The photos were perfect for My Scrapbook Nook's August kit featuring Sassafras Lass Indie Girl.

"First Pony Ride" layout by LG Belarmino - My Scrapbook Nook August kit: Sassafras Lass Indie Girl patterned papers, cardstock diecut stickers, alpha stickers and borders. BasicGrey ribbon doilies, Jenni Bowlin butterfly. AC Thickers

August 19, 2010

Another layout to share

Good day to all of you!

I am here again to share with you a project that I did using some Shimmerz Pearlz on doilies. I have painted some cream crochet doilies that I got with my ScrapThat! July kit featuring IOD paper line.

Shimmerz Produtcs:Shimmerz Pearlz Ballet Slipper and Morning Mist

The amazing thing about the Shimmerz Paints is that the richness of the color and the shimmers is not lessen even if you use it on fabric. Just see how amazing the effects it gives to those doilies.

I have used the same paint colors to the hearts to make it unified with the design.

Some announcements about ScrapThat!

A Special Offer From the Scrap That! Kit Club

All subscription renewals, and all new subscribers received between Friday, August 13th (a very auspicious day) and September 3rd, will be entered into a draw to win a Zutter Distrezz-It-All!



The Scrap That! “Say See ‘Ya Later” to Summer Sale!

If you love online shopping (and who doesn’t?) you are going to LOVE this!  Scrap That! is having a sale! Everything in the store has been generously discounted 40-70%. 
(Prices are already marked down on the site)

Did you know?

Our Shipping rates are the lowest in Canada?             
We don’t charge Sales Tax?                    
*FREE shipping on orders over $100?                     
We offer local pick/ up and delivery options in the Calgary area?

What are you waiting for?  Start Shopping HERE!

August 18, 2010

A Layout and Technique Class

Hi everyone!!! Hope everybody is having a great day so far. I just want to invite you all at my Layout and Technique Class using My Scrapbook Nook's August kit. Here's the finished layout:

"A Day Without Rain" layout by LG Belarmino - My Scrapbook Nook August kit: Sassafras Lass Indie Girl patterned papers, Cardstock Alpha and stickers; BasicGrey ribbon doiley; BoBunny flowers; coordinating buttons and some diecut fel and twine from my stash.

Every month, My Scrapbook Nook DTs offers step-by-step classes using the kit from Layout Classes to Altered Class. This classes are free and ready for viewing anytime just click HERE. Hope to see you there!

August 17, 2010

August Sketch Contest at Kaisercraft!

I just want to invite you all to come join the fun every Saturday for the month of August at Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch Contest. Remember this month, Kaisercraft will be announcing TWO winners at the end of the month, so get scrapping to win one of two $25 collection packs of your choice!

"Every Step Counts" layout by LG Belarmino - Kaisercraft Hippy Girl Paper collection and 6x6 pad, Alpha Stickers Avocado (AS218) and Red (AS224), Hippy Girl Printed Chipboard (CB113), Hippy girl Die Cut Elements (DC324), Kaisecraft Pearl Brads Pearl (EM930), Flowers Poppy (F610) and Sweet 
Pea (F619). Others: Border Punches

Don’t forget to share your creations into our August sketch gallery.

At the end of August (31st August AEST) we will be selecting a first place and second place winner from the August sketch gallery.
The first place winner will receive a$25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on pack) along with two Beyond-the-Page projects of their choice!

The second place winner will receive a$25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on 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.
Check out the sketches here!

August 16, 2010

Pencil Lines 200th Sketch and Color Combo Galore!

Pencil Lines released their 200th sketch today and joining the celebration is Color Combos Galore. We will be joining with the DT of Pencil Lines for the rest of August combining a beautiful Color Combination by Janet Perafan-Babar and a Pencil Lines sketch. Check out the other DTs take to this sketch here

Here is the first reveal! Sketch #200




here is my take:
"A Walk to Remember" layout by LG Belarmino - Sassafrass Lass Indie Girl patterned papers, American Crafts Alpha, Sassafras cardstock alpha stickers, diecut doiley, Prima E-line flowers and white cardstock

I have used the gorgeous August kit from My Scrapbook Nook because the colors from the kit is perfect for the color palette.  I decided to make a negative space layout to make it different from what I am used too.


I have also used some photos taken 2 weeks ago when we were on vacation at TagayTay.

August 15, 2010

A Card Using Kaisercraft's Lush Collection

Happy Sunday to everyone!

Quick post, I just want to share a card that I did using Kaisercraft's Lush Collection that was released last month. Here I have used my weaving technique as a base to my card.

Card “Best Wishes” – LG Belarmino:Kaisercraft Lush  Paper Collection, 6″ Paper Pad (PP825), , Lush Collection (CS746) and Dated (CS724), Lush Embellishment  Pack (EM919), (AS223), Pearls Chino (SB789), Paper Flowers Sweat Pea (F619),  Rub ons Birthday Cards (RB811)

Hope you have a great Sunday with friends and family! My Sunday is almost over (11:30pm MLA time) and I had an amazing time playing and scrapping with my daughter. Goodbye for now!

August 14, 2010

YSS Contest!!!

Good day to you all! I just want to invite all my friends to join the fun at YourScrapbookStash.com and get the chance to win a lot of amazing prizes. There will 2 CONTESTS available.

So, up first is our SUMMER contest! Here's how it will work:
  • You may enter any layout or mini album that is SUMMER themed. Time to scrap all those photos you have been taking!
  • One layout entry, and one mini album entry per person
  • Entries must be linked to THIS POST using Mr Linky and by loaded into the YSS gallery.
  • The deadline is 11:59 PM PST on September 15th, 2010.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly.
  • Prizes will be announced soon, and will be SUPER YUMMY!
So, up second is our Christmas Card contest! Here's how it will work:
  • You may enter any Christmas or holiday themed card. If you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanza, those cards are ok too.
  • You may enter up to three (3) cards.
  • Entries must be linked to THIS POST using Mr Linky and by loaded into the YSS gallery.
  • The deadline is 11:59 PM PST on September 15th, 2010.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly or by DT selection.
  • Prizes will be announced soon, and will be SUPER YUMMY (They just MIGHT include some new CHA goodies...)!

August 13, 2010

TGIF

Happy Friday to everyone!!!! Hope all of you are having a relaxed day so far. Just dropping by to say thank you for all your congratulations and all your comments, it truly melts my heart. I would also  like to share another layout that I did for ScrapThat! a while back. I was looking for this layout on my blog and just figured that I forgot to post it.


Layout of my beautiful 4yr old niece using the HEAVENLY and GORGEOUS July Kit!!!! Inspired by the July Sketch that came with the kit.



A Special Offer From the Scrap That! Kit Club

All subscription renewals, and all new subscribers received between Friday, August 13th (a very auspicious day) and September 3rd, will be entered into a draw to win a Zutter Distrezz-It-All!



The Scrap That! “Say See ‘Ya Later” to Summer Sale!

If you love online shopping (and who doesn’t?) you are going to LOVE this!  Scrap That! is having a sale! Everything in the store has been generously discounted 40-70%. 
(Prices are already marked down on the site)

Did you know?

Our Shipping rates are the lowest in Canada?             
We don’t charge Sales Tax?                    
*FREE shipping on orders over $100?                     
We offer local pick/ up and delivery options in the Calgary area?

What are you waiting for?  Start Shopping HERE!

August 12, 2010

Introducing...


Please welcome the NEWEST members of the My Scrapbook Nook Design Team!

Stacey Hansen-USA
Hilde Aaslund-Norway
Carol Monson-USA
Crystal Bowman-Australia
Mahlin Wiggur-Sweden
Ginger Williams-USA
Danni Reid-USA
Wendy McKee-UK

And welcome back our perennial favorites:

Leah Killian-USA
Stacey Michaud-USA
LG Belarmino-Philipines
Tanya Tahir-Australia
Camilla Ekman-Sweden
Trish Harwick-USA
Lori Mancini-Canada
Becky Williams- USA

Wooohooo! I am doing the running man right now! I am so blessed for being given another chance. This is my 3rd term here at the Nook and I cannot be more happier. Thank you to Leah and Pam for trusting me once again to be part of the team, my co-DT members from the past 2 terms, to all my chatty friends at the board and to all my blog readers who continued to support me. It is truly such an honor to be part of an amazing Team.

Congrats to all the NEW DT Members and to the OLDIES c",)! I can't wait to start working! This will be another fabulous term so to all of you, join the fun with us!

YSS Stash Faves

Have you noticed the NEW Pre-order items from the store?!  Oh my goodness there are so many new CHA products to choose from and for today's Stash Faves, I will be sharing with you a layout using  Pre-order Shimmerz Products. Being A Shimmerz DT gal gave me the opportunity to play with this amazing product for a few months now. Let me tell you about Shimmerz Paints:

ShimmerzTM water-based paints have the spunk and sparkle to help any project shine! They have a wide range of products from mists to paints that will surely make your projects shime like stars. By simply adding this product to your projects, you'll be able to create a project that you can call your own. Have fun, be imaginative and start creating with Shimmerz Paints available for pre-order at YSS Store!!!

Shimmerz Vibez get their name from their VIBRANT, DEEP COLORS that are INTENSE from the First Spritz....!



Shimmerz Pearlz are a little thicker and more opaque than Shimmerz Paints. Pearlz are perlescent while Shimmerz are iridescent. Pearlz have a luxurious feel. They are kind-of like a light cream consistency on paper. Shimmerz paints are more like a light body gel on paper. Do you follow?



Shimmerz Blingz are just like shimmerz only they have more sparkle and are a bit thicker . They have been called 'shimmerz on steroids.'

Here are some layouts that I did using Shimmerz Paints:

Shimmerz Vibez with Echo Park Patterned Papers and Doiley Hero Stamp available at YSS Store

Shimmerz Vibez, Blingz and Pearlz with Basic Grey Basics Patterned Paper and some Hambly Screen Prints available at YSS Store

August 11, 2010

My Scrapbook Nook September kit sneak

I am guessing all of you will be so excited about this one! Leah just posted this in the forum at My Scrapbook Nook so I thought I'd share it with you:

This will be a great hit! So subscribe now because I assure you, everyone will want this one!!!!

August 10, 2010

Finally!!!

After a week long vacation I had some scrappy time yesterday. I have been longing to create some projects using the gorgeous Nook August Kit. I missed my package by one day last week before I left for vacation. I was planning to bring the kit with me but it came a day late. So you just cant imagine how excited I am when I got back home.

Let me tell you about this kit first.

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)


It's perfect right? I am sure all of you loves Sassafrass Lass Indie Girl collection. With this paper line and some magic from Leah comes one of the best kit ever. Can you tell I really adore the August kit? LOL Well, despite not being able to use my kit last week, I still have it in mind and took some inspiration from it. I was able to take several photos of my DD that would be perfect for the colors on the kit.


I really had so much fun with Hannah while taking these photos. She really looks so adorable with that tutu.

 "Tutu Princess" by LG Belarmino - My Scrapbook Nook August kit featuring Sassafrass Indie Girl Collection

This layout was pretty easy to do. It took me at least an hour and a half to finish it because this kit scraps itself. The embellishments that came with the kit is perfect and well coordinated. The color palette is one of my favorites and the borders on the Sass papers are so cute.

Thank you for dropping by! And watch out for the announcement of the NEW DT MEMBERS for the next term. There are so many talented ladies who applied, me included, and Im so excited who'll be the next batch to represent My Scrapbook Nook.