May 31, 2012

Back and catching up

Okay so I have been away from my blog for almost a month now. Aside from work, I have been traveling for the past few weeks. We have been to Bali and Singapore to spend time with relatives and friends.

I don't even know where to begin. I arrived the other day but so afraid to open my blog because I dont know where to begin. Do I post some layouts that I did before I left? Do I start catching up with all those inspirational scrapbook blogs that I am following?

So just to start, I will post the layout that I did for the May sketch challenge at OUAS for now.

 Theme: Mum
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..

Here is my take to the sketch. I remember doing this layout a day before our departure to Bali.

I had this photo printed over 2 years ago. I never had the chance to use it because of the size but after seeing the sketch, I knew immediately that I can finally use it.

I have used the May Nook kit with this layout. It arrived a bit late but thankfully I got it before I left. I love this kit so much. I am a huge fan of teal and pink together. With the Imaginarium chipboards, I was able to successfully interpret the sketch.

I know it is too late to ask you all to join the May sketch at OUAS but the great thing is, the June sketch challenge is up! View it here!

May 8, 2012

BasicGrey Konnichiwa Layouts

I adore the Konnichiwa collection because it is perfect for scrapbooking my daughter's photos since she has this tiny cute eyes. The colors from this collection is also very girlie with all the pinks and reds.

For this layout, I did a simple layout by maximizing the 12x12 collection pack. I always make sure to keep the sample page that came with all BasicGrey collection pack. I find them perfect for making banners, adding small square or rectangular shapes and adding grid design to my layouts without the need to cutout from a whole sheet of 12x12 patterned paper.

 I also had so much fun cutting out the flower patterns from this collection. They are colorful, perfect for making them as an embellishment on my page.

My 2nd layout was for BasicGrey's Basic Sketch blogpost. Every Monday, the BG blog provides sketches with DT examples to help others jumpstart a project. Participants also has the chance to win BG's collection packs by simply making a project inspired by the sketches posted. Check it out here!

Every Chinese New Year I dress up my daughter in different Chinese inspired outfits. I have scrapped her previous photos but waited for Konnichiwa collection because I know it will go well with her photo this year. Even though the Konnichiwa line is Japanese inspired, the Asian theme and the cute Japanese girl sticker that came with the element sticker sheet made everything perfect.

May 3, 2012

Introducing BasicGrey's new Q2 release: CLIPPINGS

Secrets, drama, intrigue—BasicGrey’s Clippings line reads like a mystery novel you can’t put down. Filled to the brim with ransom notes, typewriter keys, wool herringbone suit, a blue floral dress pattern, and deep red lipstick, you’ll want to read every note and memorize every detail.

May 2, 2012

Introducing BasicGrey's new Q2 release: PAPER COTTAGE

Retire to this idyllic, cozy crafty cottage, located just a stroll down Creativity Lane. Enjoy an authentic English breakfast complete with homemade jam or stop for a spot of tea in our tucked-away parlor. Restore your stylish senses with a jaunt through the nestled garden, and return through the glen for a lovely lunch on the patio. Enjoy your restful stay here at the Paper Cottage.