Scrap-it-lah August layout

Gosh!! I’ve been too busy and had forgotten that it is already August and it means there are new challenge up in Scrap-it-lah blog!! Have you checked it out yet?
This is so far the challenge that I’ve enjoyed most with all those techniques needed in one layout. It is just so fun and also one layout that I haven’t forgotten that I knew all those technique, thus this is really a good reminder for myself to use my embossing powder, my stamps and mist.
This time, the challenge is by Iris Babao Uy. I lover her whimsical layout that uses lots of misting, stamping and charms. Her challenge is to have “three things in your layout… stamping, embossing, and misting. Plus there must be at least one raw chipboard to dress up

This is what I’ve done for this challenge:
Here are some close-up:

Embossed butterfly
Stamped and embossed chipboard

Misted and embossed die-cut using Slice.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and create a beautiful layout using this challenge and get yourself link to Scrap-it-lah blog.

Sketch challenges.

Hello people, how are you all doing? Have you joined in the fun challenge over at Scrap-it-lah? Have you also been trying out other challenges in the net? Where do you normally go? And do you find it challenging at all? Or do you find it helpful for you to try out new techniques or do your layout faster with challenges?
I’ve been joining challenges here and there, especially sketches. I love sketches, especially when it also comes with some twist on the sketch. Over at Sketchy Thursday, they have this sketch challenge which also include:

• A summer topic
• The colors red, orange and/or yellow
• A journaling spot

This is the sketch:
I know I’ve used the colors part and the journal spot which is there on top of my doily. But not so sure if I’ve done the summer topic part. What do you think?
Here are some close-up of the layout, which I tried on embossing and stamping. I love Ali Edwards stamp in Technique Tuesday. Love those sentiments that reminded me on how I should be grateful on small little things, that I should appreciate my day to day life.

I’ve also used my Making Memories Slice to create that swirl and layered them into a thick and sturdy swirl that I can mist and embossed.

This layout is so not the usual kind of my-style. It is an experiment in using new technique. Even that sort of paper background is not my kind of pattern that I would normally go for. So what do you think? Would you also be inspired to join Sketchy Thursday challenges? Don’t forget to head on over to SIL for the July challenge.

Those cute faces

Hi there! Have you tried the challenge over in Scrap-it-lah yet!? Tell you what, there were only 4 people put their links in the Mister Linky for last month challenge! It means it is pretty high chances that you’ll get chosen for the RAK if you put your creativity into good use and have fun!!

For now, I wanted to share a layout that I did for a challenge that I joined for the first time over in Once Upon  A Sketch!

The challenge is to use the sketch below plus:

Journalling Criteria: Who is in the photo? Name the person in the photo and at least 1 fact about them. This can be personality, character, talent , achievement etc. but it must be at least 2 sentences long.

I’ve used a photo that I found in my stash that I haven’t put into any layout. This photo was taken in 2005!!
Just love to have found it and look at those cute little faces of my niece and nephew and my son and their friends! So cute and indeed I can’t find those cuteness in them anymore for now, ‘cos they’ve all grown out of those cute faces.
Here are some close-up:

Am using Happy Go Lucky line from Pebbles.

Happy scrapping! And I hope you all are having a great week!

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!