May 1, 2014

Scraptastic Club: May 2014 Kits REVEAL!

Hello and welcome to the May 2014 kits!  I am so excited to share with you these lovely kits - they are so very exciting and full of all kinds of fun paper + embellishments.

This Life Noted

(Only 2 left!)

This kit is just outstanding!  There are some cards and embellishments in this kit that will blow you away. Bright and colorful, this kit is perfect for all of your spring time photos.


What fun colors!  This just makes me happy and it screams growth -- spring flowers and showers and all of that.  What about you, what do you see?


There are a whole lot of great embellishments in this kit and not just stickers!  Some beautiful enamel dots and die cuts just enhance the overall feeling of this lovely kit!


Oh my!  Look at that lightbulb and those flags with text!  There are so many uses here and I know that this one will be reached for often. Designer Kaitlin Sheaffer really created a winner with this set.


Hello!  This is the story I heard!  What do you know?  I know that fun colors, great patterns and those wood veneer numbers are all you need for some great projects!


The bright and fresh colors plus abundance of embellishments are perfect for any of those photos you need to scrap!


Whimsy and fun with some lovely script?  You've found that right here in this stamp set, also designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer!

Would you like to take a closer look at all of the elements of these kits?  You can do so in a video my co-DT Jennie made right here that shares all 3 kits + both stamp sets. 

April 29, 2014


Happy Tuesday everyone! LG here sharing with you the first layout that I made using this month's Worth Wondering kit and add on.

I am sure some of you are wondering why I only have one layout to share despite the beauty and all the yumminess that came with the kit. Well, here in the Philippines we observe the Lenten Season very seriously and last week was Holy Week, almost all establishments and even TV stations and radio stations are closed. Unfortunately, my kit did not arrive before Holy Week and was only able to get my kit yesterday. So here we are with only one page.

Anyway, all the wait was worth it! Just opening the box is like opening a gift. I got so excited and made this layout of my mom. She is in a cruise right now and I miss her terribly.

 Isn't my mom gorgeous? She is already 60 years old but she looks so young and beautiful. She inspire me so much. She is one tough woman and definitely a great mother and a good friend to me and my siblings.

 With the design of this page, I did a lot of fuzzy cutting of some illustrations from the patterned papers. It was very easy to make and made me miss my love for cutting patterns. I used to buy patterned papers with images I can cut. The more intricate the images are the better. This technique is very relaxing to me.
Till next time everyone!

April 25, 2014

This Life Noted Feb and March

Living overseas gives me extra excitement since I get my kits later than most of you. So for now, I will share with you all 2 layouts that I did using leftover scraps from the February and March This Life Noted kits.

First up is the one using the February This Life Noted kit:

Here, I had so much fun layering colorful embellishments from the kit. The journaling cards were also used as if they were cutout patterned papers.

My second layout was made using the March This Life Noted kit:

I have used the kraft cardboard that came with the March kit for my background. It was a perfect compliment for the color combo that I chose.

April 22, 2014

Playtime with Lost In My Mind Kit

Hi everyone! I am here with a few layouts using Lost In My Mind kit and add on.

This time around, I decided to go with the flow and avoid over thinking what I was doing. With all the fun elements with this March kit, I had so much fun playing with it. I felt like a kid who received a bag of goodies from a party.

Isn't the photos of my little girl perfect for this kit? Her silly poses with the fun embellishments and playful design added character to the page I did. With the black cardstock that came with the kit, everything popped out.

Here I have used the white phrase rub-ons that came with last month's kit. I also used a white gel pen to draw circle doodling to add flow to my design.

For my second layout, I used my Gelatos to add vibrant colors to my design. The design is simple but with the contrast of black and the bold colors, it was a perfect combination.

Thanks for viewing!

April 20, 2014

Scraptastic Club May kit sneaks!

May 2014 This Life Noted Kit

(These are just about sold out.  Add that to the fact that they really do look amazing, they will not last!)



 The Story I Heard


March 21, 2014

Scraptastic Club April SNEAK PEEK

Hello!  I can't believe it's already time to share with you the sneak peeks of the April 2014 kits! There is something new in the kits this month, plus the  great papers and embellishments that we are used to.

April 2014 This Life Noted Kit

(Only just a few left, do not delay!)

You probably want to make sure you get on the list to subscribe because you DO NOT want to miss any more of these amazing embellishments and stamps.  I mean, do you see what I see?  Because I see something new and FANTASTIC!

Let Me Go

I know I'm excited for this kit because it's perfect for all of those spring break photos I'm about to take.  However, there are so many fun patterns and embellishments, you could scrap almost anything with this beauty.

Worth Wondering

There's a lot of beauty in this tiny little peak.  This kit is just lovely and I know it'd be perfect for any spring or Easter photos.  Even if those aren't the subjects for you, there are enough elements here to suit many types of photos.

February 28, 2014

January This Life Noted Kit

Happy Friday everyone! LG here sharing with you my last week for my weekly spread album for 2013. Here I have used the January This Life Noted kit and some elements from the December kit.

This might be my 2013 week 53 spread but I am way behind my weekly album. I decided to work on it backwards as I catch up. This time around, I will have to work on it as fast as I can so that I can start with my 2014 album. I decided to mainly focus on photos while adding some inserts here and there and just put the designs on it.

Week 53 (Dec. 29 to 31)

Left Page

Right Page

Unlike before, I spend so much time designing each card. This time around, I did some minimal designs to make my pacing fast. I added the journaling on my photos directly and the embellishments were concentrated on the inserts. I also turned my photos to black and white to make the colors pop since the January This Life Noted kit is composed of some fun colorful elements.
some details
Happy Weekend!!!

February 26, 2014

Quick Post Wednesday

I have used watercolor paper instead of cardstock for my white background because I used more water on it. I initially painted a bunch of circles first, playing with the transparency feature of watercolors. You can achieve this by simply letting the first painted image dry before applying an overlapping image on it.

February 24, 2014

Soft and Pastel

Hi everyone! Here is a layout using Tongue Tied kits and add on.

For this layout, the watercolor is more light. I added a lot of white to make the color lighter, more on the pastel hue. After I have adhered the middle part of my design, I splattered the paint on both sides before adding the remaining scattered embellishments.

February 22, 2014

I love my watercolor

LG here with a couple of layouts using the Just Breathe  add ons.

As we have all noticed with the current scrapbook trend, layering and watercolor is a big hit. We see a lot of scrapbookers, art journal artists, or even card makers using these techniques together more often. They do not only use watercolor for their background but also they use it to blend their layering of papers, embellishments, and photos.

Let me share with you a couple of layouts that I did using these techniques:

For this first layout, I have applied a good amount of gesso at the middle part of the cardstock to add texture and create a frame around the page. Next, I added a few pastel color of watercolor underneath the embellishment area to add a color fading look.
My 2nd layout for this kit was done similarly to make the background pattern more subtle. But here, I also used my watercolor on the photo to make it consistent with the background.

February 19, 2014

Scraptastic Club: February Feel Again Kit

LG here with a few projects using the lovely February Feel Again kit and add ons.

Here in the Philippines, international packages doesn't get delivered door to door. Rather, we should pick it up in our local post office. I have the habit of not waiting until I get home to peek into my box. You should have seen my face when I opened my Scraptastic Box in the car, my jaw dropped. It was full of yummy embellishments. I LOVE MY FEBRUARY KIT!

For my first layout, I enjoyed layering all the embellishments from the main and add on kit. This page is about my sweet Down Syndrome brother. He is one of the sweetest person I know. When we are with him, he always hugs and kisses us.

The second layout is my cute little daughter. She has the most gorgeous and true smile that melts our hearts. Here, I did a classic banner inspired style of layering.

February 14, 2014

Be My Valentine

Sharing a few cards using the lovely February Feel Again kit and add ons.

Thanks for dropping by!
LG Belarmino

February 1, 2014

February 2014 Scraptastic Club Kits FULL REVEAL

A brand new month means a brand new reveal!  It seems to me that no matter where you live in the world these days the weather has been crazy.  Cold, wind, rain, it all has seemed unrelenting and is proving to make for a long, blah winter.  Hopefully our February kits will bring a little sunshine to your day.

February 2014 This Life Noted Kit

The playful bright colours in this kit will be perfect for adding a touch of colour to this month's memory keeping, especially if you've been surrounded by snow and grey skies for the past 10 weeks like me. **Please note that this kit is sold out**  If you've been thinking about subbing to our This Life Noted kits, you may want to jump on board this month to avoid missing in the future. Although, Jessica does her best to prepare for future subs, sometime the demand becomes greater than the product on hand.  You can begin your subscription here.

Feel Again Kit

This love themed kit, makes me excited to scrap those photos I've been saving up for just the right papers and elements.  The clear tags, the flair buttons and those Fancy Pants Designs tickers are calling my name. Even if you're not crazy about "love" themed pages, the designs and elements of this kit would work just as well on baby, child, or simple friendship themed pages.

Feel Again Add-On

I'm excited to see those new My Mind's Eye hearts and arrows in a kit already, they've only recently been released.  And did you notice the 2 sets of alphas in this add on?  Two. How great is that?

Feel Again Stamp Set

Those Love Heart great.

Mr. Big Stuff Kit

If bright, and romantic feel is not where you're at this month.  This versatile kit will be a perfect alternative.  Not only great for boy pages, but sports, outdoor, and family themed projects would all work nicely with this kit.  Did you notice the star veneers?  Those are huge right now in the industry, and make a perfect compliment to any scrappy project.

Mr. Big Stuff Add-On

There are so many fun little elements in this kit, it really is the perfect compliment to the main kit.  They go together like PB&J.  Who know Chic Tags, Simple Stories, and October Afternoon were the perfect compliments to one another?

Mr. Big Stuff Stamp Set

After so much eye candy, I hope you'll be able to decide on which kit you'll be choosing this month.