Click, Scrap, Repeat plus a challenge

Yupe, some stamps are just so versatile that you can use them again and again. That’s what happened to this layout that I’m going to share today.

Check out this layout that I’ve used the same stamp – Little Moments, here..

Wanted to use “Little Moments” as my title, but changed my mind since I’ve used it before and would like to try something else.

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Not a so pretty photo that I’ve taken. It was taken in Sushi King while the boys brought their Chinese Chess there and straight away helped themselves with the game while waiting for their order. Which is absolutely fine to me. Rather than them facing the tab or my phone without talking or interacting with each other.little moments1

As for what I’ve used.. well, lots of Prima’s flowers and two Basic Grey clips. Love those flower with some brads.

Have used border punches too.

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oh .. and this layout was started from a layout challenge over at MyCreativeScrappers, September Sketch Challenge. Head on over if you are in for a challenge, deadline is October 14.

As for myself, I’ve put down some challenge or a start-up guide for myself to start this layout, that is to include the following in my layout:

  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • Border punch
  • Ink
  • Torn page

Well, let me know if you are joining the fun and have a fun day and keep up with those life records.

Sketch, colors and pattern challenge

Came across a good sketch, a good color combo and pattern challenge that I took all and turn it into one layout instead of three different one.

 Here is one layout that I did using Creative Scrapper Sketch #165, color combo challenge #202 and a pattern to be in the layout – wood grain.

I’m also trying to use misting, stamping and embossing in my layout, no chipboard though. ‘Cos I’m thinking of the August challenge over at Scrap-it-lah. Still, I’m happy that at least this time I’ve used my masking template from Prima that I bought recently and today is it first time being used.

 I’m also loving the glittering embossing powder that I have on those pigment ink, what more I get to use my favorite stamps from Technique Tuesday Ali Edward design. Yup, have been using them for the recent layouts.

Are you joining any challenge lately. If not, why not join Scrap-it-lah August challenge, use Creative Scrapper’s sketches and the Color Combo with wood grain pattern.

Scrap-a-little sketch #50

I’m so thrill to receive a package filled with Fancy Pants’ Delight papers the other day. It is from Helen of Scrap-a-little. She has got flower tutorials, sketches and techniques to share in her blog. Her sketches are all here in her sketch blog.
To thank her for the gift, here is a layout that I did using her sketch #50:

I’ve been wanting to scrap these photos awhile back, but just didn’t find the right sketch or the right mood to do it. It is in fact just two different pictures, one is the copy of the other one if you look closely.

I’ve used a lot of Technique Tuesday Ali Edward’s stamps on this layout with different ink.

 The letter sticker is while on white doily, but since it has dimension, you won’t have problem reading it.
That butterfly is from Martha Stewart’s punch, misted and layered together.

Helen has got so many great sketches for you to try out, why now pick one or pick some today and start creating. She’ll be happy if you can quote her site once you’ve used her sketch.
Here is how all those pages look like, I’ve fan them out and I’ve only used one of the paper to make the layout above, plus my own craft and cream card-stock.

Have fun and have a great weekend!

Sketchy Thursday’s sketch 7.28

Haven’t been much of scrapbook layout recently. Felt like loosing touch with a good friend. So when I found this sketch over at Sketchy Thursday and later on found some old photos that I haven’t scrapped, I straight away get down to create. Been really missing those creativity work.
There are over 70 people using the sketch at the moment. Sketchy Thursday like its name says, they always have new sketch on Thursday and you’ve got one week time to play with it and have it link to their Mister Linky. If you are chosen, you can even win yourself some scrapbook stuff! So, have fun!

I’ve used Scrapbook Daisies February mini kit #2 – True Blue for this layout. The paper line is from My Mind’s Eye – Fine and Dandy which comes with one piece of die-cut stickers.I’ve used this kit in another layout: The greatest of these is love,
I’ve also used Technique  Tuesday Ali Edward’s stamp. I love those sentiments that Ali created and pretty much love to use it in my layout as a reminder of the meaning in life that I should be looking for.
So, what have you created this week?

Sketch challenges.

Hello people, how are you all doing? Have you joined in the fun challenge over at Scrap-it-lah? Have you also been trying out other challenges in the net? Where do you normally go? And do you find it challenging at all? Or do you find it helpful for you to try out new techniques or do your layout faster with challenges?
I’ve been joining challenges here and there, especially sketches. I love sketches, especially when it also comes with some twist on the sketch. Over at Sketchy Thursday, they have this sketch challenge which also include:

• A summer topic
• The colors red, orange and/or yellow
• A journaling spot

This is the sketch:
I know I’ve used the colors part and the journal spot which is there on top of my doily. But not so sure if I’ve done the summer topic part. What do you think?
Here are some close-up of the layout, which I tried on embossing and stamping. I love Ali Edwards stamp in Technique Tuesday. Love those sentiments that reminded me on how I should be grateful on small little things, that I should appreciate my day to day life.

I’ve also used my Making Memories Slice to create that swirl and layered them into a thick and sturdy swirl that I can mist and embossed.

This layout is so not the usual kind of my-style. It is an experiment in using new technique. Even that sort of paper background is not my kind of pattern that I would normally go for. So what do you think? Would you also be inspired to join Sketchy Thursday challenges? Don’t forget to head on over to SIL for the July challenge.

Those cute faces

Hi there! Have you tried the challenge over in Scrap-it-lah yet!? Tell you what, there were only 4 people put their links in the Mister Linky for last month challenge! It means it is pretty high chances that you’ll get chosen for the RAK if you put your creativity into good use and have fun!!

For now, I wanted to share a layout that I did for a challenge that I joined for the first time over in Once Upon  A Sketch!

The challenge is to use the sketch below plus:

Journalling Criteria: Who is in the photo? Name the person in the photo and at least 1 fact about them. This can be personality, character, talent , achievement etc. but it must be at least 2 sentences long.

I’ve used a photo that I found in my stash that I haven’t put into any layout. This photo was taken in 2005!!
Just love to have found it and look at those cute little faces of my niece and nephew and my son and their friends! So cute and indeed I can’t find those cuteness in them anymore for now, ‘cos they’ve all grown out of those cute faces.
Here are some close-up:

Am using Happy Go Lucky line from Pebbles.

Happy scrapping! And I hope you all are having a great week!

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!

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.

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!

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!