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This is an old photo of me during our annual dinner. I was wearing my Saree that I’ve get it tailor made in Sri Lanka years ago, it should be more than 5 years ago. Well, I still look Chinese in that Saree *LOL*.

This layout is inspired by the challenge over at Scrapbook Deals 4U and a sketch from Creative Scrappers #96.
I’m loving those doily that I got from the baking shop. Misting them away with my Tattered Angels mist in brick. And then making them into flowers, aren’t they just cute!? They are pretty easy to make, just mist them, then push the center together, adhere the back with some glue and embellish the center with a button. If the center is too bulky, snip off those extra paper that have been pushed up and you’ll be fine.

Oh, and I’m still loving my Slice for cutting out the butterfly which I’ve stamped and painted with some crackle paint. I love the effect.

Happy Tuesday!

More Origins

Here are two layouts that I did over the weekend.

First, I felt cool and kind of dolly with my just out of salon hair *LOL*, that’s why taken this photo while stopping in the traffic light, silly me huh? But that’s the best time to take photo actually.. and I’ve play with Picasa and get this result from my normal color photo. This is actually done for a sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers sketch #94

Have used Origins kit again and I’ve tried to use as many things as possible from the kit and yet, it is still a lot left, I still have almost one whole packet of felt embellishment.

I’ve used Tim Holtz crackle paint on the sticker flowers which I’ve adhere in cardstock.

I really want to learn how to layer my embellishment to make them more interesting, but I always ended up using just sparingly.

Another layout I did using the Origins kit and for another sketch challenge, this time is for Scrapbook Deals 4U sketch #52.

I’ve done a bit of stitching here, since I’m not sure what to do with the circle in the sketch and I don’t want to use too many pattern paper in this layout, so I stitch!

Those swirls are from Making Memories Slice basic element card 3.

These are my 3 boys at a day out in somewhere cooler. I’ve ran out of “o”, so I’ve cut part away from the number 6. Not bad huh?

I’ve used my crackle paint again on the flower sticker, am loving how the paint made the flower twisted up a bit.
Go have some fun with these sketch challenges, it will give you a head start on your layout and really help you do make your pages, I know they do.

Happy scrapping!

Product used: Scrapbook Deals 4u Basic Grey Origins kit.

Boys will be boys

Have done another layout using Creative Scrapper’s sketch #93. It is a very simple sketch and filled with lots of possibilities. This is what I came out with using Scrapbook Deals 4U Urban Ink kit. The kit is filled with boy’s stuff!

I’ve used Tattered Angels glimmer mist on those star chipboard and it blend well with my layout, color coordinating with my DS’s jeans! Then I adhere some buttons here and there on them.

I’ve fully used up even my foil sticker backing on the layout! And am using one of the Soft Spoken stickers as the title.
Yup, boys will sure be boys.. Here, my DS is posing with his Transformer truck and look so proud of it.
Do check out Creative Scrapper’s site for great sketches.
Happy Scrapping!

Creative Scrappers sketch – Oh dear!

Did a page using the CS sketch #92 above with my Basic Grey Origins kit from Scrapbook Deals 4U.

I’ve the full story hidden behind the photo, he looks so pity huh?
Have tried to layer those embellishment that I got from the kit and am loving those bling raised up stickers.

Happy scrapping!

Product used: Basic Grey Origins kit, American Craft letter stickers, Creative Memories PP (for the photo backing.)

I’m a guest designer in …

Creative scrappers! Yes! I’m so honor and happy to see my own layout in others’ site. Kristine has been designing lots and lots of great sketches and I’ve been a stalker for her sketches ever since I discovered it months ago. Her designer team are fabulous, they can always come up with layouts that are so inspiring. Go on, head on over to Creative Scrappers and try out sketch #87 yourself. I would love to see your interpretation of the sketch.

Here is my take for sketch #87:

And a close up of those flowers, learnt to do this from Scrapbook Deals 4U‘s forum.

Me and hubby were just playing with our camera’s self-timer when I went over to visit him last year. It was totally funny, just look at his face *LOL*
Product used: My Mind’s Eye bloom and grow kit from Scrapbook Deals 4U.

As for now, I’ve done yet another sketch from her – sketch #85. I get to scrap my son’s overly exhausted photos after playing computer games. He just fall flat while the computer was still on with his game half-way done.
Love her sketches and yup, definitely going to keep on following her blog.
Happy scrapping!
Product used: Creative Imaginations PP, American Craft stickers, Stamps from Making Memories and Maya Road.

Creative Scrappers and SD4U challenge

Ha! I’m trying to kill two birds with one stone, and yet really, they are two totally different kind of birds, one is using a sketch and the other is to do a layout base on two conditions: using at least 2 photos and a title that is anything but horizontal. What I mean is a sketch base on Creative Scrappers sketch #81 and Nicole December Challenge over in Scrapbook Deals 4U.

If you go over to the two places, you’ll find even more inspirations from the sketch and the challenge, so go have some fun!

Here is my take:
Photos taken inside a sport shops over in China while me and hubby were doing some shopping. Since there is no winter at home, so I wouldn’t have those chances to wear on any winter hat gear, so I tried out their cute hat and another is a sport hat which also I won’t be wearing in normal day. Cute huh?

I’ve used some gel gloss on those hand cut flowers from the BoBunny Patter paper and make them shinny and harder a bit. I’m using Golden Gel Medium. I’m also using it to glue another piece of paper beneath the flower before rolling the pedals to make them 3-D. Another alternative is to use glue stick.
Those swirls are also from the same PP of the flowers, I love how the page turn out and am really glad that at least I’ve used this pink scallop cardstock that I got ages ago!
Hope you’ll have a happy week ahead!
Product used: Bo Bunny Delilah PP, Golden Gel Medium, Fiskars scallop border punch, ops, I forgot what company is the pink love pp.


Those kits from Scrapbook Deals 4U are just awesome! I’ve been using it to make pages and pages and still I have left over from previous kits. Since I’m not buying their December kit, ‘cos I’m saving for something else ;), so I am still using their November kit, and don’t be surprise to see even earlier kit showing here.

The one below is for a sketch challenge over the SD4U forum using Kristine D‘s sketch. You can read about the challenge here.

There, my take for the challenge, which I’ve tilted the sketch and just used one BoBunny Flutter Butter PP for this layout plus some left over of the same line scrap.

I don’t even need to think of what to write for my boys, the quote that came together with the kit are just nice as their advice. And I think this lollipop flowers are appearing more and more in my layout lately, plus those distressing look. I think I’ve fallen in love with them. hehe..
Oh ya.. I’ve used those newly acquired glimmer mist from Tattered Angel. Though it is not that obvious, but the mist is definitely there at the back.
Another thing that I love is the Fiskars border punch that I bought from Scrap-n-crop, just awesome, there are so many possibilities in using it. This is one of it – as border strip.
Thanks for dropping by and do leave me some comments, love to read them.
Product used: BoBunny Flutter Butter PP, BoBunny Buttons, DaisyBucket rub-on, Fiskars border punch and some ink.

Creative Scrappers sketch – All boys

Here is a sketch from Creative Scrappers:

Which I came up with a really blue page, well, blue and messy page with lots of inking done.
I managed to put in two lollipops flowers *grin*. I’m getting to love making my own hand-made flowers, don’t I?

I’ve distressed here and there, even the chipboard letter stickers from Basic Grey. Yup, I’ve used sand paper for that and inked it with red, brown and white ink.

Thanks for stopping by!
Product used: Scrapbook Deals 4U Marrakech kit – Basic Grey Marrakech PP, letter stickers, stickers; Jellibean PP.

Creative Scrappers sketch – Be There

Another beautiful sketch from Creative Scrappers:

While I was doing this layout, I was hoping that I’ve got a circle cutter for myself so that I don’t need to cut it by hand while figuring out if the circle is the right size that I needed. I’m also wishing that I’ve got some other different sizes of circle punch for the lollipop flower. Another tool that I wish to have is the distressing tool.

I’m using all things from Scrapbook Deals 4u – Flutter butter kit plus a previous kit’s letter stickers (in blue) and Making Memories journal stamp set.
While I was doing this layout in my non-usual hour, i.e. earlier than usual, my boys were there and they got so interested in what I was doing, they wanted to have a hand on those stamp set, letter stickers and ink too. Probably one day they would be a better scrapper then me. But now I’m so stingy in letting them my stash of things – my precious paper, ink and letter stickers. Ha!
Product used: Bo Bunny Flutter butter PP, American Craft letter stickers, Bo Bunny letter stickers, Prima swirl bing, white cardstock and Jim Holtz distress ink.

Creative Scrappers sketch – Paint

Those flowers are handmade after learning about it Johanna through their vblog post over in YouTube, it is great! I’m using some light weight pattern paper from PaperWishes for those flowers plus Thank goodness I bought myself a mini mister from the drugstore yesterday and made it into good use last night.

Oh, and those felt flowers, they are gathering dust and finally can be showing off here in the layout again. And those trim, they are just nice (I think) for the layout to add some texture.

I think I’m getting to love distressing, I tried to distress almost all of my recent layouts, don’t you think so?

This layout is about those paint work that my two sons did while they were over in the Kiddies club. They just love it so much that they’ll ask for it every time they are there, but I do have to pay for it, so … some times they don’t get what they want *wink*.
Product used: BoBunny PP and Buttons; Pink Paisley letter chipboard stickers; Queen & co. felt flower; Maya Road journal stamp; Tattered Angel’s glimmer mist; PaperWishes HOTP PP; some ink.