September 28, 2012

a layout + sketch + Oct SNEAK

Hi everyone! Just a quick post about Scraptastic Club's 4rth Week September Challenge from the blog here. A few of the DTs participated to interpret the beautiful sketch by Heather. The sketch has so much possiblities by simply rotating, flipping, and/or scrambling the layers and photos.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout: 

I love negative space pages lately so for my interpretation, I made everything smaller. I also replaced the lower photo part of the sketch as my journaling spot. I wanted to tell a brief story about our trip since I was very inspired by this photo of my little girl, Hannah. It was taken last summer when we had our vacation at Bali.

**************************** October Kits Sneak Peek *****************************

Blue Skies

Such a great color palette that you just can't go wrong with this one....lots of blues, teals, yellows and a touch of green. This kit will be perfect for anything!!!!! Don't you just love those little tweets??? They're so precious and sweet.

Hall Pass

Now don't be fooled by it's name. Although this will be a great kit for School themed projects, there's definitely much more to this kit than a School theme. Lots of reds, yellows and greys with a hint of greens, blues and teals. Such great fall colors in here. And how about those Scraptastic Club exclusive speech bubble die cuts???? I {heart} this kit, and so will you!

September 24, 2012

It's ME!

Like most scrapbookers with gorgeous kids, scrapping photos of myself comes 2nd. I think it is not because our kids are cuter but it is more on our self criticism. My jaw is too big, my mouth is huge, I am too fat. I can go on forever with all the wrong things we can see in ourselves but we should all consider the reason why we are scrapbooking.

11x8.5 using Basic Grey Paper Cottage collection

Sometimes I think that I scrapbook to remind myself how amazing my daughter is, how each milestone is priceless, and how she grows up so fast. However, I need to remind myself, what if one day I am no longer here. My daughter would love to see and remember her mom's life not totally hers. She will love to see the memories with the imperfection of her mommy. She will treasure anything that will remind her of me. So, I should always consider to scrap my photos and my stories.

Thanks for viewing!

September 20, 2012

Personalized Background

Have you seen Scraptastic Club's Just Beachy kit? If you are like me who loves bright and bold colors, this kit is perfect for you. It might seem a bit intimidating at first but with the perfect combination of patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments and alphas, the kit is very easy to work with. It is not limited to summer photos, you can use everyday photos as well

How fun is this!!! This too is going to be fun to play with! I love the primary color palette. What a great mix of American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, October Afternoon, Elle's Studio, and don't forget about those adorable transportation wood veneers by Studio Calico. Jessica also included exclusive tags in this kit as well. It is a great summer kit to scrap the last of those summer memories!
12x12 Patterned Paper:
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Biscayne
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Coronado
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Newport
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Pelican Bay
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Santa Monica
1 Sheet of American Crafts Shoreline Sea Isle

12x12 Cardstock:

2 Sheets of Bazzill Coconut Swirl
2 Sheets of Bazzill Island Breeze
2 Sheets of Bazzill Sea Glass or Whirlpool


1 Sheet of October Afternoon Mini Market Sherbet Alphas
1 Sheet of Elle's Studio Summer Lovin' Cutouts
1/2 Package of American Crafts Shoreline Remarks Sticker Book
1/2 Package of LYB Splash Mini Flags
1 MME Tangerine Sunshine Die Cut
1 MME Tangerine Wonderful Die Cut
1/2 Package of October Afternoon Woodland Park Tidbits
Partial Package of Studio Calico Transportation Wood Veneers
2 Yards of May Arts Turquoise Twine
2 yards of May Arts Yellow Twine
3 Scraptastic Club Cutout Cards (beach, fun, summer)

 Add On

I have created a few layouts from this kit. The first one I am sharing with everyone right now is a layout where I personalized my own background. I have used 3 colors of mists, some stamps, transparencies, liquid pearls and some washi tape.

I have also made my own washi tape using some strips of patterned paper that came with the kit. I learned this technique from Danielle Flander's blog here. I am loving this technique so much because it is easy to make and I can save a few dollars as well.

Give this technique a try and I am sure you will get addicted to it as well. You can maximize your stash and create a more personalized page. Thanks for dropping by!

September 14, 2012

Scrapping for fun...for me

I think I remember mentioning before that I decided to take a break not from scrapbooking but from too much DT responsibilities. It has always been for DT work since 2009 having 4-7 DT gigs a month, at least 20 projects.

I got so addicted with all the assignments leaving myself creating under pressure. I barely scrap for fun or for me during those years of addiction. I used my assignments to motivate and inspire myself when I scrap which is a bit wrong. Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for all the opportunities that came my way over the years. It helped me grow as a scrapbooker and I gained a lot of friends that are very supportive but I missed scrapbooking without the pressure.

That is why this time around, I only limit myself to at least 3 DT gigs per month. I love the responsibilities and the challenges that comes with it and I don't want to let that go. I wanted to keep sharing my talent and promote the products that I love.

But I wanted more time to scrap about anything and doing whatever without the pressure of making sure that I reach a certain standard. With a much organised setup, I can discover more about my style and be more creative because there are no limits or boundaries that needs to be followed. The fun part is, I am loving what I am creating lately!!!

Here are a few layouts that I did...not for any DT assignment :)

April 15, 2012

Here I have used some leftover BasicGrey Clippings line that I got when I was on their DT. I played with paint, stamps and layering here.

Precious Baby

For this page, I used assorted Crate Paper goodies. I always love white space layouts because they are the easiest to make.

Thanks for dropping by!

September 6, 2012

Lines In A Page

Hi everyone! I want to share one of my recent layout. This page was quite easy to make after reading some PDFs from Nic Howard's online class at Big Picture Classes.

One of the key element to consider my layout a successful one is if my photos are the focal point of my page. We can do this through different approaches like using the rule of thirds, clustering, and/or using large photos to name a few.

With this page, I used lines to draw the viewers attention to the photo. I have used triangular strips of patterned paper and twine to point towards the photos. By doing this, all eyes will go directly to the photos.

Materials: BasicGrey Paper Cottage collection

Some close up images:

Thanks for dropping by!

September 4, 2012

Scraptastic Club -September Kits Reveal!

First up, we have the Noted Kit.


You are going to love this kit!!! Such a great mix... Studio Calico's Hey Day, My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, Elle's Studio tags and Jessica has made some exclusive pieces for the kit!!! I love the color palette... the teals and oranges are such a great color palette! Such a great versatile kit!!! So many options for themes of your pages.

Here is the Noted Add-On...

Look at that woodgrain paper!!! I love washi tape! I know many of you do too!!! How about those enamel dots? I can't wait to try those out!

Next up we have, the Just Beachy Kit...

How fun is this!!! This too is going to be fun to play with! I love the primary color palette. What a great mix of American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, October Afternoon, Elle's Studio, and don't forget about those adorable transportation wood veneers by Studio Calico. Jessica also included exclusive tags in this kit as well. It is a great summer kit to scrap the last of those summer memories!

Here is the Just Beachy Add-On

Don't you just love how packed this add on is!!!!! So many great bits for some layering. How about those sparkly thickers??!! Who doesn't love thickers??!!?

Here is the stamp add-on for the month.

So, what do you think?? What is your first choice? Or are you going to end up purchasing both? Whichever you choose, you won't be disappointed!!