Scrap-it-lah December Challenge

This will be the last challenge over at Scrap-it-lah. Sadly Chow-Chow (who started the blog with Jessy) would have to give this up for her other commitment in life. So, I guess this will also be my last layout for SIL.
This month, the challenge is: to include Multi-photo layout using Christmas photos (at least 3) or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, photos from a similar celebration (no birthdays please!).   Glitter or glimmer mist somewhere on your layout.   Traditional Christmas colours of red/green/gold (compulsory), plus only ONE other colour OF YOUR CHOICE. (Both plain and printed papers are fine as long as you stick to the colours).

I’ve used glimmer mist on my doily and flower then also using glimmer pen to draw on the larger flower. Initial color of the flower is white.

My title is from glitter thicker. I’ve also stamp on my doily after misting them.

Here is another look on those cluster of flowers from Prima.

This year, we had our Christmas tree up early even before November ended.. This is all due to my son – Calvin who was so eager to put up the Christmas tree. So I’ve helped him to set up the tree and he hangs all t hose decoration all by himself! What a great kid. He is waiting for the time to open his presents and really a good test on his patient.

Have fun on this December and try out the challenge and create something memorable for yourself. Do check out what the rest of the DTs have done on this challenge.

Scrap-it-lah November Challenge

Hello November! Today is 1/11/11 yupe with all the 1. Even more so on 11st November later.
Here is a challenge to start your month – Scrap-it-lah November Challenge.

All layouts must please incorporate the following

{thereafter any extras may be added}
1. Layers – at least 6
2. Stamping and/or embossing
3. Tags or journaling cards incorporated into your design
(not necessarily used to journal on but can be if you choose)

If you get picked, you will win a RAK from Scrappin Studio

So, start creating and get your layout link in the Mister Linky over at SIL.

Terms and conditions applied

SIL October Challenge

Scrap-it-lah October Challenge is up!
This time, the challenge is by Ella Sandberg.

The October challenge is to include:-

  1. Old book paper, sheet music or something similar downloaded off the internet & printed out.
  2. Fussy-cutting.
  3. Hand-stitching using embroidery floss.

Here is my take on this challenge:

I’m using September kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Have cut out the flower from one of the pattern paper and sew on the side of the photo. I’m so glad that this kit has given me all the things that I needed for this challenge.
I’ve been lacking behind on scrapbook layout. I’m been busy making bags! Will share more about this in other post.

As usual SIL will be offering a Studio Calico Kit as a RAK. However, photo is not available at the moment.

Please note that conditions do apply:

5 Simple Rules for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah Challenges

1. Please create a NEW layout for each challenge but you are welcome to combine with other challenges, as long as your layout was specifically designed with Scrap-it-Lah in mind and created AFTER the challenge details were posted!
2. Please remember to mention Scrap-it-Lah somewhere in your blog post; create a link back to the correct challenge post at Scrap-it-Lah.
3. Please include the challenge requirements within your blog post – you are welcome to copy; paste these off the Scrap-it-Lah blog.
4. Please also mention the deadline the challenge ends and let everyone know what prize is up for grabs!
5. Remember, you must be a follower of the Scrap-it-Lah blog to be “in with a chance to win”

All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, 31st October 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.

Happy scrapping!!

It is UP!!

Yes!! It is up! The September challenge over at Scrap-it-lah is up!!
The challenge:

Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps,  bubble wrap,  etc etc – its all up to your imagination.

Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)

The rules:

5 Simple Rules for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah Challenges
  1. Please create a NEW layout for each challenge but you are welcome to combine with other challenges, as long as your layout was specifically designed with Scrap-it-Lah in mind & created AFTER the challenge details were posted!
  2. Please remember to mention Scrap-it-Lah somewhere in your blog post & create a link back to the correct challenge post at Scrap-it-Lah.
  3. Please include the challenge requirements within your blog post – you are welcome to copy & paste these off the Scrap-it-Lah blog.
  4. Please also mention the deadline the challenge ends and let everyone know what prize is up for grabs!
  5. Remember, you must be a follower of the Scrap-it-Lah blog to be “in with a chance to win”

Another thing that I just wanted to share here and super excited about is..
I’m getting the stamp in this video!!


Ali Edwards | August Studio AE for Technique Tuesday from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Of course I’m also getting some other things from 2peas:

I know.. it is still a bit too early for Christmas paper, but hey, everyday could be Christmas, right?

Have fun on the Scrap-it-lah challenge and don’t forget to follow my blog to stand a chance to win MyMemories Suite for free!

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.

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!

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!

No I haven’t

Yes, I haven’t been keeping up-to-date with my “25 days till Christmas”. Been busy sweeping and cleaning the house that was full of dust, in preparation to move in soon. Yes, there was so much dust on the floor and on the wall, on those sockets, switches, toilets, goodness, seems like never ending kind of cleaning work. However I think it will worth it at the end, ‘cos it is my soon-to-be home anyway.

It is still empty and have just one sofa set there, nothing else other than the mop and plastic chairs that I’ve got. Oh, and those cleaning detergent and bleach. Definitely needed those.
I’m still going to be busy and hopefully will do some layout about the new house in January when everything has settle down.
Now, I’ve got one layout to share, one that is using Sketch 175 from Scrapbook Challenge, a song challenge over in Scrapbook deals 4U and some recipe from Scrap-it-lah!
The handmade embellishment are those cute ribbon flowers with buttons and am using the song by Will Smith – Just the two of us as the title and have quote from the song – “Just the two of us, we can make it if we try.” Which to me is it true for me and hubby. Nothing comes easy, we need to put effort into all we do, even the day to day communication.
Have a blessed day!
Product used: My mind’s eye bloom & grow PP; Jilibean letter stickers; American craft sticker; some ribbon and ink.

I love this

This is a page that inspired by Scrap-it-lah November challenge, Scrapbook Challenges play on words challenge and a sketch from Color Me Daisy.

Scrap-it-lah challenge is to “Please scrap a layout with the title comprising of the letters – “S”, “I” and “L” which are the acronyms of Scrap-it-Lah.”
Where else for Scrapbook Challenges is “to make a play on words with you title. You may use stamps, die cuts, cut outs, chipboard, and so many more. Any subject, any size, any type of project as long as it follows the challenge.”
And Color Me Daisy sketch is as below:

So, I’m incorporating all three things in one layout since they are not about the same thing, and it help a lot in doing this page and it is fun too!

This is us during my trip over to Shenzhen recently, taken in the restaurant at the air-port.

Have long didn’t use that swirl stamp from Inkadinkado that I bought from Scrap-n-crop. I’ve misted the heart shape that I cut out from Urban Lily paper, then ink the edges and stamp on it using white ink. Love how it turns out.

Yup, after 7 years of marriage, we are still in love. Especially after the recent trip. Now I know how important that is to our relationship, we should really spend quality “us” time together more than anything else.
I’m loving this layout and am displaying it in my office now. 😉
Product used: Humbly print rub-on, Pink Paisley and American Craft letter stickers, K&Co Urban Rhapsody PP, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft blings, Fancy Pants Delight PP, Urban Lily, Tsukineko Dew Drop ink, Inkadinkado swirl stamp, Petaloo Mulberry Street Flowers.