Annual Concert LO

This is the first layout that I did without using a sketch for this year! *LOL* 

Do I sounds like I hit the jackpot? Oh well.. 'cos normally I start making a layout with a sketch somewhere. This time I just pull things out from my stash and start thinking how I can enhance the page with my glimmer mist, my punches and matching PP, plus one great challenge help me – Scrapbook Daisies Stash Challenge.

So, this is the layout that I've cook up. And guess what? It has been selected as the layout of the week over at Scrapbook Daisies! Buoy.. how I wish there are gift for being spotted..hehee.

The Stash Challenge is to use the following things in your layout:

5 buttons
3 brads
Some aplha stickers or thickers
2 kinds of patterned paper
Use that sewing machine or handstitch
a border
and pull out a couple of embellishments


Do you see all these in my layout?

Here are some close-up:

I think I've done something extra this time, 'cos I've even used rub-on on pattern paper and cut them out as labels.

So, if you run out of idea on what to do in your layout, do check out Scrapbook Daisies for the challenges to get you started. You might even win something from the challenges.

Scrapbook challenges sketch # 221

It has been quite a while that I didn’t join in the challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges. But I love seeing this sketch:
And there are some paper from Humbly Print that I wanted to use which has been sitting there for a long time, it is this brick print paper, plus some mesh or what is it call for that bandage cover .. I’ve mist it and well, look at how it turns out:

I wanted to get messy too, so I’ve played with my acrylic paint, mist and my distressed ink. I’ve used the white acrylic paint behind my title simply because it doesn’t stand out that much, so with a whiter background, the green do show better.

Oh, and I’m loving those pearl swirl, would love to have a bunch of them in hand, though it is a boy’s page, but who sets the rules anyway, LOL.

So,  if you are like me, looking for sketch challenges, head on over to Scrapbook Challenges ning site and you’ll find lots of great sketches there. Have fun!

Two challenges

Lovely paperline huh? They are all from Echo Park Sweet Summer Time PP in Scrapbook Daisies kit. I hand-sew those “bling” with some beats from my stash to make the flower centre.

So, what’s in my bag?
Wallet of course, then there are my hand-phone, car key, lipstick in the case, lip-gloss, hand lotion in sakura (love the smell), two pens! and of course the camera that I was using to snap these photos.
Two girls must have thought that I was crazy ‘cos I was snapping my handbag in a studio’s chair where they use to snap passport photos! Ha!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Oh ya.. Head on over to Scrapbook Daisies now for they are having a celebration for the opening of the Scrapbook Daisies store.
And ya.. I’m so proud that I was using my Slice to cut those swirls, but bad news is that one of the design card which came together in the Slice package is no longer working, and it is one with Ms+, which has image, flip function! Bu hoo hoo….

Color Combo Challenge 156 with a sketch

Did a layout using a sketch from Color Combo Galore, my first for their challenge.

And their color combo challenge:

With their instructions, it is easy to finish off this layout especially when I’ve got the right photo and pattern paper. This is what I came up with. 

I’ve cut out a cute little house overlay and adhere a red PP behind, you can even see the glue dot liner on the house! Not really the kind of glue for overlay I suppose.

Probably I’m too late for the one hour challenge over at their site, but I had fun using the the Tree House kit from Scrapbook Deals 4U, you really should check out their monthly kit, it is filled with coordinating PP and cardstock, plus those cute embellishment.

Scrap a little August sketch

Helen at Scrap a little got the design team working again for her August sketch. So without exception, I did mine using a photo of me and my boys in our car on our way home. Am glad that I can use the map side of the PP from Studio Calico kit.

Here is Helen’s sketch for August:

My interpretation of the sketch:
I’ve used up till the tag that came along the kit – the red car! Isn’t it great!? I just love it. Oh, and by the way, those cup marks are actually my bottom of my boy’s bottle! Ha! It is fun! I know.. I’ve been wanting to get the coffee stain stamp from SC, but well.. I didn’t manage, so I use the real thing!
Those doilies, they are just cute right? They are from Sweet Vintage etsy store from Australia. No regret in getting them.
Oh, Helen’s sketch is just so easy to follow and you can interpret it anyway you want, just as long as it is still recognisable. I’m so glad that this sketch came in just timely for this photo. I just wanted to record down the things that we do sometimes on our way home and the sentence on the PP suits me, so I’ve used it as journal strip. 
So, what are you waiting for? Use the sketch and have fun, check out what the rest of the design team has done too.
Most importantly, have fun!

Celebrate mini-album

Updates:
Auntie J already post up the after photos of this mini album in her blog here.

Okay, here is one mini that I did, first time ever for a friend’s new baby. These are all the before photos of the album, as for the after album look complete with cute photos of the baby and those precious moment, you’ll have to bug Auntie J to post up those photos in her blog.

I’m glad I’ve made her this album as it can be a brag book for her and of course hopefully Eli will love it when he grow older.

Yes, this album is a mixture of everything that I’ve in my stash of paper, mostly left over from monthly kits and some are those that I save for special layout and they ended up in this mini-album.
One thing, I wish I can have those photos ready before I together this album, it would help me a lot in arranging it plus putting those embellishment in the right place.

So, go over to bug Auntie J and you sure can see little Eli in her site. *wink* I must warn you though, you might just fall in love with this little guy.