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!

CS #155 Life is good…

I love this simple sketch from Creative Scrappers. I knew I’m going to use my square punch after seeing it and of course using butterfly and swirl too.
since I have a small photo of my two sons taken using my hand-phone, I wanted to limit the white space of the layout, thus I’ve put a border around the whole layout. I wanted also to be bold in using red as the background, thus I chose red!! Here is what I came up with from the sketch:
I just love that I was able to capture this moment of them in the car looking at what they’ve taken using my camera. That’s why the title and journal go: Life is good if you share [more], love more, laugh more with each other.

 Those die-cute pop up stickers and felt stickers from Pebbles are just so fun to use and they are so adorable.

Love how it turns out though I still think that maybe I should be putting more things on the layout.
All the materials are from Scrapbook Daisies March kit #2 – Happy Go Lucky.
Have a go on the sketch and have fun!
Hoping for a great week ahead.

Scrapbook Daisies challenge #1

Here is a sketch that is being used by Scrapbook Daisies from Creative Scrappers for their blog challenge #1. Check it out as you have until end of this month (31st May) to finish off the challenge.
Here is what I came up with the sketch:

I’ve used two photos that was taken by hubby using his hand-phone and I’ve just recently got it processed in small print. Glad to have taken those photos ‘cos normally I won’t be in our travel photos! Mostly are the boys.
So, here goes. I used more doilies this time, which include even the background paper! Love that huge doily, wish to have more!! It is in Scrapbook Daisies March kit #1 – Hello Sunshine.
I love that wire pink love! Isn’t it cute?

And… I’ve done more of those retro punch out flowers again! They are just so easy to do and can easily match with the layout using just the same patter paper, just the reverse of it. And guess what? I’ve actually punched out those flowers before adhering the shape paper behind my photos, that way, those punched out holes can be hidden by another patter paper. A great way to save paper actually.
Here is another close-up of the flower, love it! 

I hope you can join in the fun over in Scrapbook Daisies too, you never know what you’ll get from winning the challenges!
Have fun!!

1 sketch 2 layouts

Are you all watching the Royal Wedding? I’ve schedule this post and hopefully by then I’m in front of my TV and holding on to the remote.
I wanted to share about a sketch that I’ve used twice and yet the 2nd layout is not completely done yet, still left the journalling where I intend to do it using typewritter and in strip of paper.
The first layout was done using a really pretty pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye – Fine and dandy, which is Scrapbook Daisies February mini kit #2.
Here is a picture of the layout:

I know.. it is so much simpler from the sketch, right? Because the paper is just too cute to be covered by other pattern paper and I’ve only used a misted doily behind the photo and some stickers from the die-cut sticker sheet in the kit.

Oh.. and I love the large Martha Stewart butterfly punch, just look at the result where I’ve punched two and layered them with some tiny round stickers on its body, love it!

I’ve also used Ali Edward stamp from Technique Tuesday since I don’t want to do lots of other journaling, I just want the boys know that I love them and how much they love each other though they sometimes fight with each other. This stamp is just great for the layout.

Another layout that I did using the same sketch is this:

This is done using Basic Grey January page-of-the-month kit, the paper line is call Curio. I’ve done some fussy cutting on the strip pattern paper to get the lace, and lots of distress ink on the edges.

Have also punched out butterflies and misted it with Maya Road mist in Avocado metallic, love its shinny look. Those crochet doilies are from Sweet vintage and I’ve also put some ink on it.

I think I prefer the 2nd layout which has that distressed look. What do you think? Which one do you prefer?

Thanks for leaving blog love and I really appreciated you all.

A lift – Be brave, be you

Here is a lift that I did following Kristine’s “book” layout. Her layout are all so gorgeous and I found one that I can used with my two photos of my son standing on the beach enjoying the wave.
I’ve also used the paper flower which was being taught in Scrapbook.etc. It is so simple to do and will harden ‘cos I used gel medium as the glue to glue it down on a small piece of circle. As for the retro punched flower, I’ve stamp with Technique Tuesday’s wording stamp and distress it with Tim Holtz’s distress ink. Love how the whole flowers turn out.

Oh.. how was your Easter goes? Mine is a busy day with the launch of Handprint toy library, the first in Sabah, today in Likas Square.
Hope for a great week for you all, goodnight!

Hand painting

Hello peeps, how you are all doing on Sunday? Hope you are having a great day.
Here is a sketch from Liz Qualman which is being used as the sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies that you can join in the fun too. Just head on over to the forum and look for April sketch challenge.
My version or implication from the sketch? Here is it, a page that is done for my DS for his enjoyment of hand painting during the school sports day of 2nd DS last year.
He himself loves to draw. What more if he can get his hand painted? Absolute fun for him. That satisfaction smile of his is priceless and he even came home trying to draw it himself!
I’ve used Webster’s page kit from Scrapbook Daisies to do this page, plus some gold charm, doilies, Humbly print overlay, Prima swirls’ stamp and Martha Stewart butterflies punch.

I’ve used Golden gel medium (gloss) on those butterflies and that two strips of misted white cardstock is because I can’t find any pattern paper to match my layout.
Thanks for all your lovely comments and blog love. I love to read all your comments. Thanks for all your concern on my recent D&C too.
Happy Sunday!

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!