Crop Till Ya Drop!

Scrapbook Deals 4U will be hosting a NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY “Crop Till Ya Drop!” online challenges. The party will start on April 30th and continue through May 2nd with lots of scrappy challenges and prizes.

This will DEFINITELY be THE one place you will want to be to celebrate NSD! Are you ready to Crop Till Ya Drop!!?? And the best part, you can win prizes with your participation!

These prizes will be awarded based on challenges completed and overall participation in the crop.
Keep your eyes open for the challenges and head on over to their forum and sign up at the forum thread, do mention that I’ve invited you.

See you around!

F for family

This is one of the photos that taken during Chinese New Year, that’s why all the red color! We had a photo session without my MIL ‘cos she already went to the temple. This one was taken at home and I just love it when I can use those lovely paper from Dear Lizzy line which came in the Studio Calico kit. That kit is just filled with goodies, even those thank you tag and package backing are usable! The wood pattern that I used for the photo mat is actually the package backing for the wood vinyl, same goes to the sun pattern behind the photo, and the horizontal yellow PP is a notice tag that came together in the kit.

I’ve put a bit of lace from my stash in this layout and have cut those lovely flowers from Dear Lizzy PP as part of the embellishment.

This layout is done using the April sketch over at Scrapbook Deals 4U. Go have some fun with the sketch and you might just get to win something from them.
Happy Scrapping!
Product used: Studio Calico Quiting Bee kit, check out what the designers had done with the kit here.

Layouts for SD4U challenges

Am going to share about what I’ve done for Scrapbook Deals 4U birthday challenge.
Firstly, this is the one for things / people that I love, with scallop appearing in the LO:

This PP has been in my stash for a long time, definitely more than 2 years, and only now then I got a chance to use it. Those are some cute chipboard that I get from Scrapbook Deals 4U March kit. I’ve misted them with Tattered Angels’ mist in brick. Have used gel medium on some of those chipboard.

The layout is pretty simple, no mating for the photos, with simple embellishment. The PP itself has got pretty motif which is good enough.

Another layout done for SD4U challenge. This time is to do a winter layout using winter element, I’m using snowflakes overlay from Humbly Print. This is quite a challenge for me ‘cos we don’t have winter here. And I would have thought that I don’t have any winter photo, but I found one at the end. One that I’ve forgotten about. We were in HK for holiday at end of 2009. It was really cold and the boys need to get into their cousins’ winter clothes in order to go to the Avenue of Stars.
Here is the layout using Urban Ink PP, also another kit from Scrapbook Deals 4u. I’m glad that I didn’t cover the lower part of the PP, I love those white pictures.
I’ve cut out those snow flakes overlay and adhere them on to the page.
That’s all for tonight, will post some more layouts that I did for SD4U challenge.
Happy scrapping!

Brother and sisters

Here is another layout from the result of joining challenges online. This is for Scrapbook Deals 4U grateful challenge using Pencil Lines’ sketch #179.

These are my brother and sisters during a dinner date for just the 6 of us last year. Hope to do this more often.

The red scallop cardstock has been in my stash for a long time, definitely more than a year, and now only it get to be used. I got the pink ribbon from local craft store and those doily from a baking shop for the flower. Those swirls are from Slice basic element.

Those butterflies are rub-on from Basic Grey Origins kit, love them!
I had fun misting and making the doily flower.
Happy scrapping!

looking back

Had so much fun over at Scrapbook Deals 4U during their 2nd birthday party recently. I get to scrap photos that I’ve forgotten about, I get to look at those photos and really think of anything else that I wanted my boys know. I get to look back at things.

So, I get to scrap this photo of my son back when he was still little, though he is still, but he is much taller now. This is for a challenge to use 5 flowers, living element and bling. I felt that I’ve distressed this layout a lot, what say ya?
Here are some more close-up detail of those layered flowers from BoBunny and felt flower stickers from Basic Grey Origins kit. Am really looking forward to the arrival of my Origins Kit again and this time is from Basic Grey themselves! I got my Origins kit first from Scrapbook Deals 4u actually.

Going to post another layout soon.
Happy Scrapping!

1st day at school

Have made a layout base upon the above sketch by PageMaps and have tried on making two Rhonna Farrer’s Rolled Fabric Flowers in my page though it is a boy page *grin*. Which later I add some buttons to make it more man-ly *LOL*.
Look at those rolled fabric flowers, they are fun to make:

Uh, and I’ve used my Slice to cut out an owl, yup! So fun! I’ve add blings on its eyes.

Head on over to Scrapbook Deals 4U and join in the challenge, you’ll have fun!

Product used: Scenic Route Metropolis PP, Glitz sparrow PP, Webster pages letter stickers, Kaiser craft blings and pearls, BoBunny buttons, American Craft letter thickers, some inks, and lace.

It has been

Such a long time that I didn’t update my blog! Yes, it has been busy over here and I’m 90% cut off from the net as I don’t have a broadband connection at home, I’m with dial-up! Now that I got a chance to use the wi-fi around town, I get to update my blog now.

I’ve been trying to join in the fun for the Roses are red crop challenge over at Scrapbook Deals 4U, well, I only got 3 things done. Let’s just share about the layouts that I did through the challenge.
Firstly is a layout using their sketch by Kristine Davidson:

It is such an easy to follow sketch and the twist is we must have hearts in the layout. So here is what I came up with:

These are my real sisters, we do have some resemblance, right?
I ran out of vowel “e”, so I’ve use the negative space and manage to spell the word sisters in full.
Have cut out some heart shapes and make them pop too:

Another layout that I did is to create a layout base on the menu that we chose earlier on without knowing what are the requirements about. I came up with this layout base on the things that I’ve chosen: – Use metal embellishment (I’ve used heart brad), Solid red PP, my choice of photo, journal strips, some sort of paint (I’ve used crackle paint), and must include heart shapes:
Isn’t this little guy a cutie? Definitely a heart-breaker in the futere *LOL*.
A close-up on the heart shape using crackle paint:

Hope you also had fun in the Roses are red crop challenge.

Product used: Urban Lily die-cutting pp, Humbly print PP, Tim Holtz crackle paint and distressing tool, Fiskars border punchers, Scenic Route Loveland PP, BoBunny flutter butter PP, BoBunny buttons, some blings and ribbons.

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.

Finally done

Yes, exam is over and yet I finally got my paper in (just for share).

Here would be my take:

I’ve made some lollipops flowers to go along with it as I though flowers would be too girlie for this page. Those swirls are actually traces from a chipboard sticker backing and ink with green color ink. And since my sewing machine is not working and I’m so lazy to put it back on after my boys took off some part of it, so I’m using fake stitching on the edges.

I’m using Desiree’s “You gotta be”song’s relics as the title and journaling. I love that song, would really hope Cal will get what it means.
I’m also eagerly waiting for weekend to play with those papers and tools that I’ve been abandoning recently. I’ve got myself a pre-loved cutter from Creative Memories too!

Exam soon

Phew.. voting is up for the Horticulture and Geography class over in Scrapbook Deals 4U cramfest, anxious, excited and really suspending ‘cos Martha will only review what’s in the final exam, head over to their forum and become a member to vote.

On the other hand, I’ve just discovered a new magazine in the bookstore – for keeps Creative paper. You can try on their e-mag free for six months if you subscribe here.
Have fun!