April 29, 2011

a simple take

For the past few days I was able to share with you some layouts that I made using My Scrapbook Nook's April kit featuring Echo Park's For the Record collection. Most of these layouts were very detailed with lots of layering and components. Here are the links for those layout: You are Special and Life Note.

This time around, I was able to create a very simple layout that I finished in less than an hour.

What I love about this layout is despite the simplicity of the design, I was able to capture the feel that I wanted. The photo made everything work. And the small details are just right.

Happy weekend everyone!!!

April 27, 2011


At Scrapbook Circle, we pay tribute to the members by simply lifting their gorgeous work twice a month. I was assigned to lift Debbie's layout submitted on our Facebook Fan page. Here is her layout:

Inspired by the design elements and color, I was able to create this simple layout using mostly the Printable file that came with the Hello Sunshine kit:

April 26, 2011

Scrap That! Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!

If you have just arrived here from Karenʼs blog you are in the correct place! If not,head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us.

Today Iʼm going to share with you May's sketch that will come with the 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.

Before you hop along to Lisaʼs blog next you will want my secret word, which is "A". Now head over to Lisa's blog for some more amazing creations using the ScrapThat! "Romantic Spring" Kit.

**Remember, that in order to qualify for the Grand Prize of a Fully Loaded ScrapThat! Paper Crafting Kit you must:


This month we are offering a BONUS PRIZE of some delicious Dusty Attic chipboard! We want to give a special thank you to our good friends over at DUSTY ATTIC for their generous contribution of the gorgeous laser chipboard dress form in our May Kit.

Visit their NING community and become a member, then leave a comment in the thread under Scrap That! BLOG HOP which you will find under FORUM - “Featured Discussions” We will draw a random winner from all who leave a comment. We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on May 21st to see if you are
one of the lucky winners!

April 24, 2011

another Echo Park layout

Happy Easter everyone!!!

Just a quick post for today. Here is a layout inspired by Susan C's "April Showers Brings May Flowers" layout. She is our Nook member spotlight for April. You can see it here.

I have used the gorgeous Nook April kit on this page. I used most of the elements from it, patterned papers, yellow inkpad, flowers and stickers.

Like from Susan's layout, I splattered paint randomly on my white background.

The butterfly images here were stamps that I won way back. Sorry, I can't recall the brand but this is one of my favorite butterfly stamps.

The alpha sticker set that came with the kit also gave variety since there were a total of 4 designs to choose from. I decided to use each of the 4 design and played with my journaling and title.

I did a lot of fuzzy cutting and layering on this page using different thickness of foam tape.

Thanks for dropping by!

April 23, 2011

Happy Go Lucky

This is a photo taken last December 2009. A stolen shot that I was able to capture of my daughter and my husband at the zoo. The Happy Go Lucky collection were perfect in terms of coordination with this photograph. The green, the blue and the red patterned papers and embellishments were in harmony with this precious memory.

 Pebbles supplies used:
Happy Go Lucky Cheery (751080)
Happy Go Lucky Splendid (751081)
Happy Go Lucky Tickled Pink (751084)
Happy Go Lucky Embossed Stickers (732036)
Happy Go Lucky Dimensional Stickers (732038)
Happy Go Lucky Paper Flowers (747070)
Happy Go Lucky Layered Embellishments (747072)
Happy Go Lucky Toothpick Flags (747067)

Other supplies used:

April 21, 2011

Having fun with mists and stamps

Lately I have been seeing a lot of layouts online using mists and stamps together. The uniqueness it brings on a layout is so beautiful that I decided to combine both techniques on my pages recently. Remember my recent Scrapbook Circle layout Meaningful Kiss? I have used these techniques and enjoyed it very much.

So here is another layout that I made using the new Hello Sunshine kit from Scrapbook Circle:

April 19, 2011

Stolen Moment

Last weekend at My Scrapbook Nook we welcomed Spring by hosting several challenges. My challenge was to create a layout using a "stolen shot" photograph. These include candid photos and those photos with no direct eye contact to the camera.

I have used the gorgeous April kit that features Echo Park's For the Record which is now available here

My Scrapbook Nook April Kit- Echo Park For the Record patterned papers, stickers, Maya Road butterfly chipboard, and Petaloo flowers. Others: Shimmerz Mists, Kaisercraft Clear Stamp, Lily Bee Rubons.

By the way, today we are also celebrating my baby's 3rd birthday. This day at 9:05am, I gave birth to an angel at Infant Jesus Hospital. We are so blessed to be given this opportunity to have her as our daughter, 



April 18, 2011

Kaisercraft Blog Hop Winner!!!!

We would like to thank everyone who joined us last week for our first ever blog hop. We appreciate all your lovely comments and continuous support to Kaisercraft. The winner of the $35 worth of Bubblegum Hills collection is:

Please email your address details (and phone number to) competitions@kaisercraft.com.au to claim your prize. Go to Kaisercraft blog to view all the winners and the $200 Grand Prize winner.

April 15, 2011

Easter Card

I am not a card person but I just want to make a few Easter cards in preparation for next week that I can give to my friends and family.

With the new Easter egg flourishes by Kaisercraft. you can create the perfect Easter cards.

Chanteuse Collection - Paper Pad (PP840; and Eggs wood flourishes (FL347). Others: paper doily

Don't forget that you still have the chance to win $200 worth on New Kaisercraft goodies and a $35 worth of Bubblegun Hills collection from my blog by simply joining us at Kaisercraft's 1st Bloghop. Click the image to start hopping!

April 14, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch

Once Upon A... Sketch has a new sketch challenge which has gone live today.

This is the new sketch and the journalling criteria

The journalling criteria for this challenge is to write the reason you chose to scrap this photo.
(e.g. to remember this moment, to remember someone, to send a message to someone, because this photo makes you smile, the photo shows a personal achievement, your child's milestone etc. etc. )

Your journalling can be any type i.e. handwritten, printed etc.. and as long as you wish it to be.

REMEMBER: If you are making a card or altered project you DO NOT need to include the journalling criteria BUT you MUST use a quote somewhere on your card or project.....

And this is my interpretation of the April 15th Challenge:
This is a fun sketch to play with. There are so much possibilities by simply flipping or rotating it. For my layout, I decided to do an 8.5x11 layout of my two best friends, my sisters

I have used Scrapbook Circle's Vintage Market kit on this collection. Everything is from the kit except for the doilies and buttons.

April 13, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook April Kit

I am so excited because I got a notice that my April kit is here! I am so excited!

With the fragrant first blooms of spring promising warmth and growth ahead, the April kit breathes sentimentality and grace. Let its loveliness inspire you to greater creative accomplishments as you more fully treasure your family’s memories.

Keep the bloom in your heart all year long, reserve yours today! Add to cart!

April 12, 2011

Kaisercraft Bunny Blog HOP!!!

Hi Everyone and welcome to  Kaisercraft, Easter Bunny Blog Hop!! I am your fourth stop at this fun journey. You should have came from Lesley's blog before you have reached mine. You need to make sure to check back at Kaisercraft's blog anytime you get lost.

GRAND PRIZE: There's $200 worth of goodies up for grabs in the form of Kaiser's four recent collections - Bubblegum Hills, Nan's Favourites, Lullaby and Chanteuse!! All you have to do is find all the 15 mystery words from each blog to produce one sentence. Once you have completed your 15 word sentence, e-mail the answer to competitions(at)kaisercraft(dot)com(dot)au before 7am on the 18th of April (AEST). Too easy!

Here a mini Easter project that I made using the Bubblegum Hills Collection:

template by www.creativityinprogress.com

Because I’m feeling a little generous today, I’m giving you an extra chance to win a FUN Bubblegum Hills Easter pack (valued at $35)!! Simply comment on this blog post and become a follower before 7am on the 18th April (AEST) for your chance to win!!

Good luck and thanks for joining us, Make sure to check back tomorrow's bloghop schedule! You will start your Wednesday with Trudi's blog.

Don't forget to go here to see the terms and conditions for winning this prize.

April 11, 2011


Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope all of us had a lovely and relaxed weekend with friends and family. As for me, I took advantage of last weekend spending time with my dd and dh since I had a very busy week transitioning with my new job.

I just want to share this layout that I did using Scrapbook Circle's Vintage Market that I managed to finish last week. I love the range of patterned papers and embellishments from this kit. Definitely one of my favorite SC kit to date.

Have a productive and stress-free week everyone!

April 9, 2011

Addicted to storage BTPs

I know we have shared a lot of projects showcasing the storage BTPs from Kaisercraft. With all these amazing items to help us organize our scrappy items, who can resist it? The great thing about these BTPs is you can personalized them using your favourite collections.

Here I have used the gorgeous Chanteuse collection with those beautiful paper blooms:

Materials:  Storage Unit (SB2105), Chanteuse patterned papers – Con Brio (P637), Soprano (P642), Tremolo (P639) Staccato (P638), Flourish Vine wood flourish (FL328),  Paper Blooms Dusty Pink (F641) and Sage (F632), Sage Acrylic Paint (KC025). Others: corrugated board and leaves.

To add texture, I decided to use a corrugated board that I took from a parcel box.

April 7, 2011

Upcycle layout

Hi ladies! I hope everything is fine with you and your families. I just want to do a quick post of a layout that I did using Cosmo Cricket's new collection, UPcycle.

To create the patched strips, I used the RE:PEAT patterned paper. Using your preferred border punch, punch out several strips from a cardstock. Cover the punched areas with different patterns available from the RE:PEAT patterned paper. You'll see that the different design and colors are perfect for this patching technique

April 6, 2011

Mix and Match

Do you already have the new collections from Pebbles Inc? I do and they are all so gorgeous.

As part of my DT assignment for the new collection, I was asked to combine collections in a project. When I first received the Happy Go Lucky and Ever After collections, I immediately knew that this two lines will perfectly go together. With a great variety of designs and gorgeous embellishments, I was able to create a layout that is playful and cute at the same time

Pebbles supplies used: Happy Go Lucky Cheery (751080), Happy Go Lucky Delight (751086), Happy Go Lucky Happy (751091), Happy Go Lucky Embossed Stickers (732036), Happy Go Lucky Chipboard Flowers (747071), Happy Go Lucky Layered Embellishments (747073), Ever After Royal Garden (751106), Ever After Royal Garden Magical (751112), Ever After Royal Royal Banner (751115), Ever After Royal 12" Cardstock Stickers (732048), and Ever After Royal Ribbon (780008).

Other supplies used: Punch (EK Success)

April 5, 2011

True Scrap and a $15 GC

Since we don’t want you to miss out on the fun of True Scrap, we are offering anyone who signs up through THIS LINK a $15 gift certificate good for anything on Scrapbook Circle's site. Just sign up through the link and then forward a copy of your receipt to info@scrapbookcircle.com and we will send you a code for your $15 gift certificate!

If you can’t join in the fun this weekend, no worries! There is a sign up option that will allow you to have full replays of all of the presentations that you can watch at anytime.

We hope you will join us for this inspirational online event!

April 4, 2011


Words cannot describe how beautiful this collections is. The designs and colours are just divine. This line is perfect for preserving very precious memories like this one of my dad and daughter walking hand in hand. I am not the type of scrapbooker who journals regularly, but this collection inspired me to tell the story of my dad’s love for his granddaughter. Check out the entire collection here!

 ‘Simply Beautiful’ layout by LG Belarmino
materials: Chanteuse Collection – Vivo patterned paper (P640), Staccato patterned paper (P638), Soprano patterned paper (P642), Marcato patterned paper (P643), Mini Journal Tags (JT616), Paper Pad (PP840) and Printed Chipboard (CB125); Alpha Stickers Tiny Latte (MA511) and Black (MA513)
Others: Paint and Kraft Cardstock

TIP: Do not be afraid to experiment. On this layout, I have used watercolour to add some paint drips on my background. Apply a good amount of watercolour at the top edge of the paper, hold the paper upright, to let the paint drip down the page. If your paper gets a little soggy, you can iron it on a  medium heat and adhere it to a cardstock.

April 2, 2011

a great collaboration

Happy Saturday ladies! Today, I would like to share with you a layout that my dd and I made yesterday when I received my Scrapbook Circle Vintage Market kit. The combination of Crate Paper's Portrait and Echo Park's For the Record was perfect.

In this layout, Hannah assisted me by distressing the edges of the doilies (yup! she knows how to use my distress inks and the distresser tools), applying adhesive and pin-pointing where to adhere the elements of this page including the border stickers.

everything is from the Vintage Market kit except for the stamps and mists

It was fun making this layout with her. Even though it took longer than usual, I enjoyed every minute of it. I love the end result and I can definitely see a future scrapbooker in her!

*****Scrapbook Circle's April kit "Hello Sunshine" ******

April 1, 2011

April Releases from Kaisercraft

This month Kaisercraft are releasing two very different collections, a baby collection in pastel pinks and blue called ‘Lullaby‘ and a pretty collection called ‘Chanteuse‘ (pronounced “shan-toozie”).

Chanteuse is a beautiful collection in pretty greens and pinks with pretty patterns, floral designs and gorgeous Chandeliers and bird pieces. Let’s take a closer look shall we?

6 patterned papers

PS142 Rondo Specialty die cut paper

P643 Mercato Blocked paper

EM960 Posies

Next, the Lullaby collection…

This collection in pastel pink and pastel blue is perfect for scrapbooking those little baby boy and girls in our lives!

6 patterned papers

CS775 Clear Stamp

PS144 Cradle (this comes in pink also PS145 Nursery)