February 27, 2012

Imaginarium Designs layout

Working on a small space limits me to get all the materials and tools that I wanted. I learned to maximize the space and the supplies I have. When I received all the gorgeous chipboards, I noticed that those negatives that came with it are as gorgeous as the chipboards. So I decided to use them as well!

For my first layout, I have used the negative of Numbers chipboard. I initially removed all the numbers on it and placed it in a plastic ziplock back for easy access when I need them.

 Products Used: Bazill cardstock, Crate Paper patterned papers and embellishments (My Scrapbook Nook Valentines Mini kit), BasicGrey transparent heart embellishment, Shabby Chic journaling spot, Gesso acrylic paint, Hero Arts stamps, Ideology Stamps, October Afternoon, Studio Calico and Shimmerz mists.

Imaginarium Design Chipboards used:

Sheet of Numbers (IDN0002)

To achieve the look I wanted, I first did several coating using white gesso acrylic paint. Then, using several stamp designs and different coloured inkpads, I randomly stamped over the negative chipboard. For the final touch, I slightly misted over it to get some small splatters. I also adhere patterned papers beneath the some numbers to emphasize that the photo was taken this year, 2012.

The butterflies were just painted with white acrylic gesso to achieve a silhouette look.

February 26, 2012

Nook March Kit

Spring floated in on butterfly wings, dropping flowers where ever she paused and landed on an ancient wooden fence in front of a cottage full of scrap supplies, hidden away in a fairytale gloaming. Evoking all the gentle, blowsy beauty of a early spring day, this kit will enchant the senses as you pair darling pinks and florals with charm infused, country inspired wood grain patterns. This kit is the perfect blend of cute and sophisticated, pairing girlish bows of twine and buttons with elegant velvet flowers and sassy hat pins.

Here is a fantastic deal: If you sign up today, you will get this grab bag, valued $28,  for free as well:

More MME, Petaloo flowers, Webster Pages trim and binder, AC alpha and a JB stamp set

So order yours today!

February 24, 2012

BG Kissing Booth

Happy Friday everyone! I just want to do a quick post of a layout that I did for BasicGrey's blogpost last week. It features the gorgeous Kissing Booth collection.

I hand cut the hearts from the Heartbreaker patterned paper and used scraps from the other papers to make different heart sizes and hooked them together by handstitching.

February 22, 2012

Get Creative/Once Upon A Sketch Feb 15th Challenge

This month, Once Upon A... Sketch has teamed up with Get Creative.
 The Get Creative gals have come up with some fantastic interpretations of the OUAS sketch challenge, which you can check out HERE.
  This also meant that the Once Upon A... Sketch gals got to work with the fabulous sketch by Irini Liolia over at Get Creative.
This is the sketch we worked from:
And this is my take on it:

Love the grid design of the sketch so I did my own twist on it. I played with lines with unequal division unlike the original sketch. I have used My Scrapbook Nooks Valentine Mini kit.

We are delighted to see so many of you embracing the Once Upon A...Sketch sister blog Get Creative this month.  Thanks so much for playing along with each of us.

For Once Upon A... Sketch Feb 15th Challenge details and the Get Creative's fabulous interpretations, head over HERE.

February 20, 2012

a very special child

For the past 4 years we were blessed with one gorgeous and very special child, Hannah Dominique. She is sweet, smart, creative, lovable, talented, charming, thoughtful - I can go on forever. Being with her makes our everyday fun and exciting. She continuously surprises us with her wise words and cute actions.

I know most kids her age loves to do the same thing, play! But since she is our only child, playing is not so much fun if she can only play with adults. We enrolled her to school at the age of 2yrs and 2mos so that she can mingle with other kids.

For most parents, they will find this too young to let their kids go to school. We received lots of concern messages back then telling us that she might end up losing interest in school at early age. We did consider that thought but at that time we saw Hannah enjoying a lot of things like painting, reading and learning a lot of new stuff that was why we decided to go for it.

We were surprised when her teachers told us that Hannah is an interesting kid, advanced for her age. Unlike others, she loves vegetables, she loves to learn, she kept asking question, very attentive and conversational at school against other kids that are older than her. She has a mind of a 7yr old - once told by her teachers last year.

To date, at the age of 3, she has 6 gold medals. Medals from Art, Talent, Physical, and Speech competitions beating kids who are 1 to 2 years older than her. She made us very happy and very proud. She is the best thing that happened to us.

February 16, 2012

Alive and Catching Up

Yes people I am still alive. I have been busy with work and Hannah's school activities that I felt like I neglected my hobby way too much. The only thing that is updated is my Project Life spreads but wasn't able to photograph from Week 3.

Just an update, Hannah got 3 medals for the past 4 weeks. Now, we are preparing for her school's mini Olympics this Saturday. I have also booked our Disneyland HongKong trip this April for Hannah's 4rth birthday celebration and our Bali -Singapore 3 weeks trip this May.

Glad to say that I was able to scrapbook last weekend. I left my daughter at my parent's place so that I can scrap. Pathetic? but I need it! I was able to finish 5 layouts last weekend and 1 yesterday. It felt real good!

Today, I will only share one layout because I'm afraid that I might not be able to create anything again with such a busy schedule. Here is one layout that I did using My Scrapbook Nook's Valentine Mini kit featuring Crate Paper's Paper Heart Collection:

I adore this mini kit! This kit comes with a great card class which is still available so grab one now by clicking here.

I have been loving negative space designs lately. I love how everything comes together so quickly which is what I need with the limited free time I have.

Get your Yee-Haw on with the February kit! You’re gonna love the faded blues and lazy calicoes as they work together to wrangle up a perfectly vintage country scene. Mellow and sweet for cowpokes of all ages, this kit will keep you going for days whether you have country inspired photos to scrap, want to say “howdy” to your friends with homemade cards or just want to add that something special to everyday shots!

October Afternoon/Sasparilla- 12 double sided sheets
October Afternoon/Sasparilla- Flower Sack
October Afternoon/Sasparilla-Journal Cards
JB Ribbon
American Crafts Alpha
Handful of Wood Mix Buttons

By subscribing to My Scrapbook Nook kits, you will get this awesome $28 value grab bag:

3 Matching papers from the MME Howdy Doody line
5 yards of twine
1 Rub-on
1 Journal card
1 Webster's 12" Rose ribbon
1 JB Stamp
1 Handful of Buttons
1 Petaloo flowers
1 Webster's binder ring
1 American Crafts Thickers