February 28, 2011

my first DT layout for CC!

Happy Monday everyone!

Just sharing my first DT layout for Cosmo Cricket. I have not received their new releases yet but they have sent me some previous collections that I loved. One of this is the Delovely line. I think I can never stop loving this collection. The bright fun colors and the gorgeous patters is simply amazing. I made this fun layout by just using the mini deck.



You can read more about this layout at Cosmo Cricket's blog here. Thank you so much to all those who left some positive comments there.

February 27, 2011

Kaisercraft – NEW March products!

This month we’re introducing two fun new collections, Bubblegum Hills and Nan’s Favourites; along with NEW wooden flourish designs, flutterby’s and Beyond-the-Page projects!

Bubblegum Hills

This collection is perfect for bright, happy and fun childhood layouts or spring/summer themed layouts! Why not add Easter themed specialty papers and Kaisercraft’s Egg wooden flourishes for an Easter themed page?

6 patterned papers

P636 Berry Surprise block paper (perfect to combine with Kaisercraft’s Frame Photo Displays)

Printed Chipboard (layered with buttons tied with string)

PS141 Treat Heaven Glitter specialty paper

Let’s have a closer look at Bubblegum Hills shall we?




Nan's Favourites

This collection is retro enough to scrapbook family favourite recipes from years gone by, but funky enough to scrapbook your favourite family moments from the kitchen from today! Combine with kitchen themed wooden flourish (utensils, forks & spoons and kitchen appliances) or some super cute cherries to create some really awesome projects!

6 patterned papers

A5 Recipe cards

Clear Stamps

Specialty Die Cut paper – Lamington

Let’s have a closer look at Nan’s Favourites!






NEW Beyond-the-Page

NEW Wooden Flourishes

NEW Flutterby’s

EM961 Bubblegum

February 26, 2011

Welcome to Scrap That! February Blog Hop Adventure!

First stop on your “hop” is  ScrapThat's blog, so If you have just arrived here from Lisa’s  blog you are in the correct place.!  We have 8 AMAZING  blogs for you to visit today, each with a some beautiful projects that were created using the Scrap That! March "SECRET GARDEN" KIT.  

I don't have a layout to share with you but I will leave you with a sketch that I made that came with the March kit. I create monthly sketches for each kit to help members jump-start your creative process. Feel free to use this sketch and share them over at ScrapThat's Gallery.



Now, you will need to visit all the blogs :) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog! 8 winners will receive a yummy package of Prima goodness!
For your reference, here is the blog sequence:
8 LG - You're here!
**When you visit each blog be sure you leave a comment and become a follower so we know you have joined in. **
Once you’ve done that you’ll need to swing by our * facebook page, and become a friend, and then head over to our *social community and become a member.  
Plus, while you are hopping you will want to be looking for the special word on each blog. My special word is "May!"
 Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, create the sentence and email that sentence  to friends@scrapthat.
All qualifying entries  will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a ScrapThat! "SECRET GARDEN" Kit which is loaded with all new releases from CHA! 
TO QUALIFY:
1) LEAVE A COMMENT AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG
2) GO TO SCRAP THAT! FACEBOOK PAGE AND BECOME A FRIEND
3) GO TO THE SCRAP THAT! SOCIAL COMMUNITY AND BECOME A MEMBER
4) EMAIL THE SECRET SENTENCE TO FRIENDS@SCRAPTHAT.CA
Thank you very much for joining us this month! I hope you enjoyed hoping and viewing all the projects we have in store for you this March. I am your last stop so remember to follow each step to qualify for the Grand Prize. You have until midnight MST February 27 to enter this contest. Good luck!

February 25, 2011

ScrapThat Bloghop and March Sneak!

Join us for the Scrap That! “February” Blog Hop.
When: February 26 to 27
We will have 8 AMAZING blogs for you to visit.  Each blog will have some beautiful eye candy, in the form of some AMAZING projects from our design team using the newly released "Secret Garden" Kit! 
We also have some fabulous prizes to give away!  Keep reading and you will find out how you can become eligible to win! 
First of all, you will need to visit all the blogs :) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog.  That means 8 winners will receive a package of Prima goodness just for leaving some love and becoming a follower of each of the blogs!
Next, while you are hopping you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog.  Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our facebook page, and become a friend, and then head over to our social community and become a member.  Once you’ve completed these tasks, email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca 
All correct entries received will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a "SECRET GARDEN" paper crafting kit valued at $45!  

February 24, 2011

Gold Medal **Nook Feb Kit**

Do you know that my 2 year old daughter received two gold medals this year already? Yup! She started attending school this school year, nursery 1, at 2yrs and 2mos old. Last January, she won her first gold medal at their school's Speaking Contest. She recited the poem "Share a Rainbow."

Last week, they had their annual Talent Contest and once again, Hannah took home her 2nd gold medal dancing to the tune of "Hey Mickey." Unfortunately, I was'nt able to take photos when she got her first gold medal but was able to take a video of it. So this time around, I made sure to take photos so that I can scrap them. This is something worth keeping. A memory that should be preserved on a layout. I am so proud of her.

Here is a layout that I made using the Nook Feb kit. With all the purple on this kit, it was perfect for these photos:




This layout was also inspired by one of  Willea's gorgeous layout that was featured on this month's Member Layout Inspiration at the Nook.

February 23, 2011

Timeless


This week at Kaisercraft's blog, we’re sharing a few projects, layouts and cards using our ‘Timeless’ collection.
This paper collection includes 6 double-sided patterned papers. One side is creme vintage, the other shabby-chic white.


Check them out! They’re perfect for combining with other papers and embellishments to give your projects that extra ‘edge’.

a card I made:

“Thank You” card by LG Belarmino – Kaisercraft’s Timeless Collection: Ledger (P652), Sheet Music (P653), Script (P656) and World Map (P657); Pearls Chocolate (SB792) and Friends Rubons (RB891)

February 22, 2011

it's time to weigh in

Another week has passed and here I am again giving you an update of my weight loss journey.

Just a recap, I started at 61kilos last February 7 (134lbs). Last week , Feb 16, I weighed in at 58.5kilos (129lbs). Today, I am at 56.5kilos (124lbs). Almost 5kilos in 15days. Not bad at all. I used to lose 5kilos in a week before but I am taking it slow because we are trying to get pregnant.

Here is a snapshot of my weigh in today:


I am also thrilled to let you know that I was able to create a layout using the photo I've shared last week. I rarely scrap my photos because my confidence got so low after I gained all this weight. But with this challenge, I can see myself scrapping more About Me Pages.


I have used Scrapbook Circle's February Kit "Happy Days." I just love the combination of papers and embellishments that came with the kit. It was so much fun to work with. Click here to read more about this fantastic kit!

February 21, 2011

BTP

Today I am sharing with you an BTP notebook that I made using the Magic Happens collection by Kaisercraft. The bare look of the notebook looks like this:

SB2096
Kaisercraft's BTP products are so much fun to do. They have a variety of BTPs and Home Decors ready for alteration. You can find them all here.

Here is the altered version that I made:

Materials- Diary BTP (SB2096); Magic Happens Collection Patterned Paper Fairy Dust (P623), Potion (P624), Pixie (P627), Enchanted (P626), Topaz (P629); Printed Chipboard (CB123); Paper Pad (PP838); Rhinestones strip (RS456); Pearls (Snow and Teal); Sea breeze paint (KC043), Alpha Stickers (A220 and A221); Other: medallion punch, border punch and kraft cardstock.

February 20, 2011

my cute niece

Just a quick post today using the gorgeous Nook Feb kit. It is a layout of my niece during their school dress rehearsal. Love this photo of her!




I also would like to invite everybody at My Scrapbook Nook's message board. We have tons of activities going on there like card challenges and layout inspiration. Also watch out for the next Nook Bloghop!

February 19, 2011

Saturday Sketch @ Kaisercraft


For those who are unfamilar with our MONTHLY SATURDAY SKETCH challenge, here’s what happens:

The rules:
Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog. From these sketches (depending on how many Saturday’s there are), you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post, facebook page, the Kaisercraft Gallery etc.

Once your layout is complete and uploaded along with the sketch name/number and month, link your layout into the comments section of the approapriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!

Other February Sketches:

The deadline:
Comment on this post (or other January sketch posts) with your linked layout before 28th February.

The prize:
1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $50).
2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack (including new products) valued at approximately $30.

FEBRUARY SKETCH CHALLENGE #3
 
Sketch by Al Hannah

Here is my take to the sketch:
“Happy” layout by LG Belarmino – Class of 87′ Collection: Patterned Papers,Paper Pad (PP837), Rub-ons Colour  (RB895), Rub-ons Black (RB894), Printed Chipboard (CB122), Die Cut Elements (DC334), Report Card Pockets (EM959), Report Cards (EM958), Tuck Shop – Specialty Paper – Die Cut(PS135); Organza Ribbon; Pearls. Others: paint, brads and button.

February 18, 2011

New Student!

Get back to school with Kaisercraft's Class of '87 Collection 




I am so excited when I received this collection. My 2 year old daughter just started attending school this school year and I was able to capture it on this layout. The photos here were her 1×1 and 2×2 class ID photos.

Layout “School” – LG Belarmino: Class of ’87 Collection papers: Assembly (P619), Sports day (P621), Book Week (P618), Show & Tell (P616), Times Tables (P620), Excursion (P622);; Report Card Pockets Class of ’87(EM959); Rub-ons Black (RB894); Paper Pad (PP837); Die Cut Elements (DC334); Printed Chipboard (CB122); Alphabet Stickers (A223).

Others: Felt embellishment



February 17, 2011

a sprinkle of magic

Introducing the 'Magic Happens' Collection:




This range is gorgeous with fairies, butterflies and swirls in gorgeous orange, blues and purples. A magical collection perfect for layouts of little girls and all things magical. This is a recent picture of my daughter taken at the Mall. I love stolen shots like this because it can capture the true beauty of the person.

 “Life is Great” by LG Belarmino: Materials List – Magic Happens Patterned Papers, Paper Pad (PP838); Die Cut Elements (DC335); Rub Ons (RB896); Printed Chipboard (CB123), and Journal Tags (JT614). Others: Cardstock and liquid pearls

February 16, 2011

Weight loss update

I have mentioned more than a week ago that I am currently participating on a weight challenge (click here) so here I am now giving an update of my journey to wellness.

My end goal is to lose 10 kilos (my ideal weight which is around 110lbs). My previous weight taken Feb. 7 was 61kilos (134lbs), now I am at 58.5kilos (will take a photo tomorrow morning). I lost around 5lbs!!!! YAY! If you know me personally, you will see the difference immediately when you look at my face because my face is always the first thing that gets fat/thin.

Here is a photo of myself taken last month and last February 14:

I am so happy to have lost a little weight and I do hope I will be able to reach my goal by April. I do know that as I get closer to my ideal weight, it will be harder. I just plan to continue my original plan which is eat less carbs and Timeworks workout at least 5x a week. Also, I will try the new fad in weight loss which is Zumba.

Wish me luck!

February 15, 2011

How to Tuesday

I just want to invite you to Pebbles Inc blog today. I shared a patching technique that I applied to this layout:

February 13, 2011

I am getting the hang of it

So I don't do cards that often but lately, I have been trying to involve myself more with cardmaking. I got most of my inspiration from My Scrapbook Nook cards activities at the forum. The card section offers a variety of challenges, techniques and ideas. The examples from the DTs, as well as the members, are beyond gorgeous. They made me want to hone my cardmaking skills.

Here is a card that I made using the Nook Feb kit. I played with layering and fussy cutting here. It has a romantic feel to it that I found perfect for an "I Love You" sentiment.


I would like to invite you all to checkout My Scrapbook Nook's CARDS section here.

February 11, 2011

I am today's Pocket Chick Pick



I am so honored and happy to be Fancy Pant's Pocket Chick Pick!
Check out Bénédicte Ralphalen's interpretation of my layout here, it's gorgeous!
Thanks Fancy Pants!

February 10, 2011

NEW Kaisercraft Paper Bloms

NEW Paper Blooms
Gorgeous NEW Paper flowers in 17 different colours!

F624 Sun set

Our paper Blooms come in a variety of colours…

Here is a card that I made using this beautiful paper flower:

materials list: Paper blooms – Paper Blooms Dusty Pink(F641), English Rose Lillian patterned paper (P599), Florence patterned paper (P596), Die Cuts (DC331), Paper pad (PP835) and Friends BW Rubon (RB891). Others:  butterfly punch and liquid pearls