June 29, 2011

Another Lily Bee Layout

This month's Nook kit is totally gorgeous! I never thought that it would be easy for me to use soft colors since I love bold and bright colors. The embellishments that came with the kit are perfect especially the spools that I've used on this page.

Some details:

Thanks for viewing and don't forget to checkout my giveaway below this post!

June 25, 2011

Don't forget about my giveaway

GIVEAWAY: Subscribe now at My Scrapbook Nook Kit Club and I'll be giving away $25 Gift Certificate from the Nook. By subscribing for a year, you will also receive a free 13th month kit. Make sure to PM Pam or Leah on the Nook board informing them that I have referred you. Leave a message in this post if you subscribe and I will draw a winner on my birthday, August 3.

Here is another June kit layout featuring Lily Bee's Picket Fence with lovely add ons such as wood accents, ruffles and Petaloo flowers.

 I played with my mists and Shimmerz paints here to color those gorgeous Petaloo flowers.

June 22, 2011

New Kaisercraft!

If you are a fan of vintage and shabby layouts, Velvet Ensemble is perfect for your collection! With the classic red, brown and black color combo, scrapping old photos, sepia and black & white would be a breeze. Click the logo to see entire collection.

Layout: “Acting”

Materials list: Kaisercraft –Velvet Ensemble – patterned papers: Matinee, Interval, Opera, and Performance; Paper Pad and Sticker Sheet.

And don’t forget to check out Kaisercraft latest June Workshop magazine online, or pick one up at your local Kaisercraft stockist!

Kaisercraft’s Workshop magazines are filled with fun projects, sketches, layouts, card making ideas and more!

June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

It is not too often that I get to take a photo of my spouse because he always try his best to avoid the camera. That is why I am so happy to be able to capture this moment with him and my daughter. The journaling is about giving thanks to all he did for Hannah

Pebbles supplies used:
Floral Lane Just Because (751116)
Floral Lane A Little Hello (751118)
Floral Lane My Darling (751126)
Floral Lane Icon Stickers (732056)
Floral Lane Phrase Stickers (732054)
Ever After Heart Brads (747100)

Others supplies used:

Thickers (American Crafts)
Tag (American Crafts)
Chipboard (Imaginarium)

June 16, 2011

Nook June Kit Layout and a GIVEAWAY

Good morning ladies! Sorry for being MIA this month, I am just having a hard time with the hot weather and was not in the mood to scrap lately. Thankfully, the June kit arrived in my doorsteps 2 days ago. I know Mr. Mojo never left but this gorgeous kit motivated me to scrap.

My Scrapbook Nook June kit features Lily Bee's Picket Fence line with lovely add ons such as wood accents, ruffles and florals. At first I was intimidated with the soft color palette and the purple patterned papers but once I started, I fell in love with the kit.

Here is the first layout that I finished yesterday:

This is a pretty simple layout. Everything was finished in less than an hour. I was able to use my mists, paints and stamps to achieve this look.

The banner wood accent was initially painted with purple and teal acrylic paint. Once dried, I stamped over it with some scripted text using a white inkpad. Love the effect!

I also managed to use a stencil template that I purchased from a car accessory store for $2. I applied 3 different colors of Shimmerz mist and a few droplets using the same colors.

The kit also came with these gorgeous Webster Pages Doilies. By simply adding a brad in the center and a few pearls, I was able to add detail and depth to my page. The Petaloo paper flowers were also chalked in the middle to add color. I learned this chalking technique from Hilde. you can view her class here.


I have been receiving the Nook kit for the past 2 years and I have shouted about my love for each kit monthly. I would like you to have the opportunity to play with this kits that is why I am inviting everyone to get a subscription at My Scrapbook Nook Kit Club.

Our kits are loaded with the latest and greatest products in the scrapping industry, always balanced and creatively designed to help you in your creative journey! We draw from a variety of manufacturers, favoring textures, patterns and concepts that compliment and enhance the paper line of the month.

Our kits are one of the best deals in the industry as we load them up with as much scrappy goodness as we can find. Our kit club members always save 10%-25% per month on the total cost of the items in the kit! Our kits usually contain 10-15 sheets of patterned paper, cardstock, an alphabet, small and large embellishments including items like: ribbons and lace, flowers, pearls, buttons, rub ons, journaling aids, chipboard accents & more!

For your reference, I will share again some images of the past kits of 2011:

GIVEAWAY: Subscribe now and I'll be giving away $25 Gift Certificate from the Nook. By subscribing for a year, you will also receive a free 13th month kit. Make sure to PM Pam or Leah on the Nook board informing them that I have referred you. Leave a message in this post if you subscribe and I will draw a winner on my birthday, August 3.

June 14, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

June 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria: The theme 'A Moment In Time'. You can interpret this any way you like, but you must journal at least 4 sentences on why your pictures are memorable. 

My take to this gorgeous sketch:

I enjoyed this sketch so much. I get to use my MME stash with these gorgeous photos of my dd. The color were fun and the patterns are very playful. I am really happy to be part of OUAS.

Here are some detail shots of my layout. We were sponsored by Imaginarium and was able to use some for my layout.

Played with my journaling style here. I have combined stickers, alpha and my handwriting.

The butterfly was drawn from scratch and I did a paper bead for the body.

I am huge fan of dimensions so here I did several attempt.

So come and play along with us this month. OUAS is a great place to get inspiration and more scrappy friends. We take our time viewing and appreciating all the entries that we get. As you get inspired from the sketches and the DT creations, we get inspiration from all the participants as well.

June 11, 2011

Sketch time

The rules:
Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted on Kaisercraft's blog .
From these 3-5 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.

Once done, link your layout into the comments section of the appropriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!

Find FULL terms and conditions here.

The deadline:
Comments with linked layout entries for each monthly sketch challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)

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.

Kylie Obsts’ Sketch:

My take to the sketch:

“Standing” layout by LG Belarmino

Materials Used:
Chapter One Motivate patterned paper (P670), Paper Pad (PP843), Printed Chipboard (CB127), Belief | Blocked Paper Coordinate (P671), and Transparency; Kaisercraft Inkpad Jade and corn and butterfly wood florusish. Others: stamp and chipboard alpha

I hope you join us!

June 6, 2011

the heat is driving me crazy

As most of you know, I scrap at least twice a week and my regular schedule is one layout every other day. But with the summer season, 30C to 35C, the heat is hindering me to scrap. I just dont want to move at all. It is not making me lazy but every movement is torturing in some way. Just today, I took a bath 3x and still after it, I can feel perspiration is starting again. And I have the AC turned on the entire day HELLER!?@!

It should be rainy season already here in the Philippines but because of Global Warming, I think summer season is extended. I really wanted to scrap, it has been over a week! :(

Anyway, here is a peek of the last layout I made a few weeks ago:

Hoping for a good weather tomorrow! Happy Monday everyone!

June 3, 2011

Bloghop time!!!

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 June 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.

All qualifying entries will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit!


Now head over to Lisa's blog for some more amazing creations using the ScrapThat! kit.

June 1, 2011

Inspired by Nic Howard

Have you visited online galleries lately? Are you like me, taking some time daily to visit scrapbook websites and blogs? Are you constantly looking for inspiration?

I know we are all guilty with that. We are constantly searching for inspiration online to improve our skills as a scrapbooker. We get inspiration from color combination, sketches, techniques, texture and a lot more. Sometimes, we also ask permission from others so that we can scraplift their work because it looks so beautiful.

This time around I decided (instead of doing the usual way to get inspiration) to study somebody else's work. What makes her style unique, what technique she often apply, and how does she design her page.

For my example, I decided to study one of my favorite designer of all time, Nic Howard, and applied what I have learned from her gorgeous works. You can visit her blog here: http://nichoward.typepad.com/my_weblog/

The common thing I've noticed with her work is the way she cluster her embellishments and distressing the sides of her patterned paper.

She cluster her embellishments in a way that it will direct your eyes to the main focus of the page, the photos. She uses layer upon layer of embellishments starting with patterned papers, swirls/chipboards, and lastly flowers.

Also, she loves adding long journaling to most of her pages

These are only a few things I've learned from her work. I am pretty sure that if I spend more time studying her work, I can discover more ideas. So I dare you, instead of just viewing, STUDY! Some of the blogs have tutorials or tips, MAXIMIZE IT! If you have questions, ASK! You'll be surprised because most of these people will answer your question and share some insights.