SIL July challenge

Hello, how are you all doing? It is already July! Half the year has already gone!!! So fast huh!? It seems that this year I haven’t scrap that much compare to last year. I kind of slowing down and the question keeps prompting me is: “How I want to preserve my photos and memories.”
I’ve been joining lots of challenges last year and that is still one of the way for me to get my photos scrap in a layout.
This month, over at Scrap-it-lah, we have a challenge for you,The challenge is:
  1. Use at least 5 photos in one layout which means the layout must be multi-pics. There must be 5 visible photos in it
  2. Photos must be a mixture of black and white and coloured photos please
  3. There should be visible journalling on the layout.
It is pretty challenging for me consider that I haven’t been taking photos recently and I’ve developed all my photos in colors! 
So, what I did this time is to gather 5 photos from 5 different time and places for this layout:

I’ve made more folded flowers, other than using those ready made ones.

Also, I’ve used doilies in the layout, which is really cheap if you get it from shops selling bakery stuff. It is also a great way to soften the look of the page.

So? What are you waiting for? Join in the fun this month and get yourself a chance to get a RAK from Scrap-it-lah!

Just be [so happy] Together

How are you all doing on this festive day? Today is actually Duan Wu Jie for the Chinese all around the world. Hope you have had your share of the dumpling today.
Scrapbook wise, I’ve done a layout for the sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies – blog challenge #5.
Here is what I’ve done:
Base on this sketch:
I love the pop-up die-cut and chipboard stickers. They are just so cute!

This layout came together pretty easily with the sketch. The longest part is to type out the journal and cut them into strips then adhere them into the layout after I’ve ink them a bit with distressed ink.
I’m actually using Scrapbook Daisies month kit for this layout. Do check them out and Martha always prepare wonderful kits. I’m using March Happy Go Lucky kit and February True Blue mini kit.
Hope to see you join in the fun in Scrapbook Daisies and do look out for more challenges for this month.
Okay, I gotta go, dinner in mom’s place, yippie!
Happy scrapping!

My 1st assignment as DT for SIL

This post is about my first assignment over at Scrap-it-lah: – “Things I can’t live without“.

It has been up since 1st June and you’ll have it until the end of this month, mid-night of June 30th (Malaysia Time) to join in the fun and stand a chance to get a lovely RAK:

All you need to do is to come up with a layout with things that you can’t live without. Check out what the Design Team did for this challenge to jump start your creative juices. Then once you did that, link it by using the Mister Linky.

Here is my take for this challenge:

This is actually base on an old PageMaps sketch that I’ve lost track of. PageMaps is actually providing all their sketches in downloadable pdf!

Here is a close-up of the retro punched out flower with a big brad, oh.. and I love those “lost & found” brads with die-cut shapes from My Mind’s Eye:

Hope you’ll join in the fun challenge and got inspired by the wonderful Design Team in SIL and most of all, have fun. Hope to see your creation soon.

I’ve used My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found paper line, Jillibean soup alphabeans, Making Memories journal pad and my old type writer for the journaling.

Happy Scrapping!

Resting and did a layout or two..

I’ve been resting at home after this and this.

Well, I guess if you are a real scrapbooker, probably rest means able to do some more scrapbook layouts!

That’s what I did! One that it can help to clear off any stress and 2nd it feels good to be able to create.

So, this is what I’ve done during my rest:

A layout done for the lift challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies. Am using Webster’s page, one that I’m not so familiar with, especially when the paper itself is so pretty that I felt a bit guilty to spoil it with my scrapping style.

I’ve tried not to cover much of the pattern paper and have used swirls stamp, distressed pattern paper to punch out butterflies, misted doilies and Prima flowers, hoping to create a vintage feel for the layout. But I’m not sure, does the page look vintage to you all?

Here are some close-up of the embellishments and stamps that I’ve used:

I’m definitely going to get more vintage looking stamps like wordings, birds or watch into my collection.

Well, I’ve actually done another layout which I’ll share in another post.

Have a great day and happy scrapping!

March Kristine Davidson Sketch over at Scrapbook Daisies

There are actually 7 challenges over at Scrapbook Daisies each month. 3 of them are sketch challenges, the rest are color, journaling, stash and lift challenges. You’ll have to finish up those challenges within that month once they are out. The reward? A kit from Scrapbook Daisies!! Isn’t great!?
Today I want to share about the layout that I did base upon one of the sketch challenges over at Scrapbook Daisies:
I came up with this layout:

Which I’ve used Basic Grey Max & Whiskers kit, which is also one of the monthly kit from Scrapbook Daisies. The swirls are from Slice maching, and the white flower is from Prima and my own doily. The rest are all in the kit.

Isn’t that puppy sticker cute? Oh, and I love the brad with a paw.

So, if you are looking for a kit club to join, I would highly recommend Scrapbook Daisies. Every month Martha will pick kits that are filled with yummy goodies that you can make a few layouts and cards.

Happy Scrapping!

CS #148 & journaling challenge

How are you all doing? Yes, my creative juices are back again, yay! And this time I’ve made another layout using Creative Scrapper’s sketch #148 plus using the challenge idea of journaling over at Scrapbook Daisies. This is what I came up with:

I’m using this sketch:

 All things are from Scrapbook Daisies Happy Together kit, except the doilies which are from my own stash. Just love the bling swirls that came with the kit. Swirls always make me think of butterfly, so here goes:

The pack of Prima flowers with glaze / thickles are just so pretty:

I’ve hidden my journaling behind the bottom left photo, which I’ve put another photo below too. A good way to include more photos in one page without jamming up the whole page.

The challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies is to use journaling spot in our layout, the best is of course do our journaling on those journaling spot.. Here I’ve used them for embellishment, title placement and journaling (date).

I love how the whole layout turn out, it has a soft feel with those misted doilies. And guess what? I put those doilies last into the layout! Thank God that they didn’t tear easily and the adhesive haven’t stay permanent yet. Ha!

Happy scrapping and I hope you’ll have an awesome weekend!

Our little breakfast and something else

Check this out! My layout is being chosen as the layout of the week in Scrapbook Daisies, yay!! Thanks for spotting me Michelle.

Today I want to share a layout that I did yesterday. I’m so glad that I did some creative things, ‘cos I was really having bad morning sickness, felt so weak before that. And guess what? After I did the layouts, I was totally fine and I can even cook!

Here is one of the layouts that I did for a sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies.

I’m using this PageMaps sketch in the challenge:
I love to use bits and pieces of thing sometimes, this time even down to the Paper line name – Life is good tag is actually the paper border, it is just so cute to throw away. Here I raised it with form adhesive.

I did those punch out retro flowers again, thanks again Kristi for teaching how to make those flowers.

Sorry for the bad photo quality though, I just can’t, so I took it right after I’ve done the layout late afternoon while it was raining outside.

Another thing, if you want to lend a hand for our Japanese friends, read this and share your creation. Tomoko is trying to raise some funds by selling crafts created by us all, so head on over to her blog and check out with her.

Happy crafting you all!

CS #145 – our little escape

Love this sketch once I saw it in Creative Scrapper and right away know that I need to scrap the photo that we’ve taken while we had our short trip to Sandakan. It was a trip to attend our friend’s wedding.
Here is the sketch:
And here is what I’ve done with the sketch together with the stash challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies:
The challenge is to use 3 buttons, 2 die-cut and 1 photo. I’ve use MM Slice machine to cut out the swirls, ink and mist them.
As for the buttons, they are from BoBunny, clear buttons, which I’ve glued them with PP behind to coordinate with my page.
When I saw the circle in the sketch, I knew that I would love to use doilies in my page and I did! Which I’ve mist it with Twilight color. Made some more flowers using doilies which also being mist.
Still love those butterflies punched out from Martha Stewart’s punch and the MM brads.

Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate all your responds and comments in my blog, thanks for the blog love that you’ve sent you.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Oh ya.. the PP is from Studio Calico. Hmm.. I’m really bad in keeping record of things that I’ve used, sorry that I am not able to provide all those products info for you all.

Sketchy Thursday – March DT

I thought I was late again for Sketchy Thursday challenge, but it turns out that the due date is 19th Feb! Yes~~!
So, here is the sketch for March DT member challenge:

Here is my take with some distressing, inking and layering:

I love this photo of DS, I purposely shot half of his face and had him laughing in front of the camera to show his growing front teeth.

Everything is from the Scrapbook Daisies kit.

Happy Friday and wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Have you prepared for Valentine’s Day yet? Have you made any cards? I did! Will share about this later.