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!

Sketchy Thursday – March DT

I thought I was late again for Sketchy Thursday challenge, but it turns out that the due date is 19th Feb! Yes~~!
So, here is the sketch for March DT member challenge:

Here is my take with some distressing, inking and layering:

I love this photo of DS, I purposely shot half of his face and had him laughing in front of the camera to show his growing front teeth.

Everything is from the Scrapbook Daisies kit.

Happy Friday and wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Have you prepared for Valentine’s Day yet? Have you made any cards? I did! Will share about this later.

You, right now

Here is another layout that I did using My Sketch World sketch in the sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies.
This is my take on the sketch with a photo of my 2nd DS taken quite some time ago:
Now.. you see, I still have lots of photos that I’ve taken just because I like the look of things at that time, and then afterwards, can’t find the right title for my page, maybe I should just do layout without title. Do you do that? I mean a layout with only journaling. 
Another thing that I wanted to try is to make part of the journaling as the title.
I have actually raised the little heart shape near to the bunny to make it more dimensional.
Am using Basic Grey Max & Whiskers kit from both Basic Grey and Scrapbook Daisies.

Palette #23

I did a layout using the sketch for Color Room Palette #23 instead of the colors:

Found this photo of little Mervin when he was just about 4 months old in an album that my FIL was keeping. So I quickly grab it back and scrap this photo. Miss those chubby cheeks and toothless smile.

Everything is from the Basic Grey page kit except the doilies. I did some fuzzy cutting from the PP and came up with the embellishment:

I’ve used some glitter stickles on the flowers and glitter pen on the pedals.

Happy scrapping!

PageMaps Sketch Challenge

Yes, I love sketches from PageMaps, it always look so neat and filled with details. Sometimes include things that I would normally won’t do on my page, such as stitching for this sketch. I came up with this:

And yes, I did sew those borders on. First line on the right was sew on by machine but after, the sewing machine gave up on me and just won’t stitch, so I had to hand sew the rest on. This is also trigger my son’s love in doing what I do and made this card which I’ve posted in my other blog.

Well.. other that it was a bit tedious to do all those stitches by hand, it turns out not bad. I had to doodle on those butterflies to make them pop a bit.

So, what are you waiting for? Join in the PageMaps sketch challenge, and you might even win the RAK above.

Well, that’s it for today. Have fun on your Sunday night!

With Scrap-a-little

First off I wanted to talk about the layout that I did for ScrapStreet using Helen’s sketch number 16. 
Here are a close-up of those hand-made flowers using doilies:
I even used one big doilies for the background embellishment:
Yupe, this is my father-in-law, one who is soft-spoken and well, a bit too skinny:

I’m using Basic Grey Kioshi paper which is mostly in purple color. I’m not a big fan of purple, that’s why I seldom use purple in my layout. Purple in itself is pretty, but it is hard for me to scrap using purple color. But I think this layout turn out okay.

Next is about the layout using Helen’s September sketch, one that to me is very easy to work with:

I’ve ink those letter sticker with white ink to match with my layout and have stamp swirls on the cardstock to add a bit of interest:

I just love Martha Stewart’s butterfly punch, can’t get enough of it and yes, I’m not tire of it yet, hee..
Distressing, distressing, lots and lots of distressing for this layout.
Here is the whole layout:
I’m using Basic Grey Max and Whisker’s paper for this layout.
Both pattern paper is available in Scrapbook Daisy. And do use Helen’s sketch to join in the challenge for the month.
Check them  out!

Can’t get in

So, we were “just outside” and that became the title of my layout. We went to a local Korean Restaurant on one Sunday morning, but we were too early and they were not open yet, somehow the boys discovered the cute miniature car just outside the entrance and wanted to snap photos with it.

I did a layout using a sketch from PageMap which is being used as the Sketch Challenge #66:

Here is my take for the challenge using Max & Whiskers PP which is meant for pets!

See how easy is it to use pets’ line of PP for normal day to day layout? I’ve used my green mist, distressed ink and lots of distressing on the edges.
Here are some close-up of the layout:

The ribbon is being sewed up together first before I adhere it on my page.

Oh ya.. Scrapbook Deals 4U is going to have a new site: Scrapbook Daisy pretty soon, and I’m loving the fresh new look of the forum!

Life is good

Did this layout using a sketch over at Scrapbook Deals 4U. Information are as below taken from the forum:

Scrapbook Deals 4 U is currently hosting three sketch challenges every month. You are not required to be a kit club subscriber in order to participate. You may use any products that you wish to use!

On the 1st of the month, a sketch challenge will be posted using a sketch provided by My Sketch World and you will have from the 1st through the 10th to complete the challenge. On the 10th of the month, the second sketch challenge will be posted using a sketch provided by Creative Scrappers and you will have from the 10th through the 20th to complete that challenge. Lastly, on the 20th of the month, the third sketch challenge will be posted using a sketch provided by PageMaps and you will have from the 20th through the last day of the month to complete the challenge.

Participants will earn one entry into the monthly sketch challenge prize drawing for each sketch challenge completed. Since there are three sketch challenges each month, there are three opportunities to earn entries into the monthly sketch challenge drawing. If you complete one sketch challenge, you will earn one entry into the drawing, if you complete two of the sketch challenges you will earn two entries into the drawing, and if you complete all three sketch challenges for the month you will earn three entries into the monthly sketch challenge prize drawing.

Shortly after the end of each month, the prize winner will be selected by random drawing from among all of the sketch challenges entries uploaded to the designated gallery folder within the allotted time frame. The winner will then be announced on the message board and will be instructed to PM Martha to claim their scrappy prize 🙂

So, if you are running out of idea and don’t know where to start, why not try out the sketch challenge, surely will get you going.

Here is my take for it using Basic Grey pattern paper from SD4U kit:

I did the middle ribbon by securing it with a brad and a felt flower, aren’t they cute? And that little fish, isn’t it cute!?
I think I’m back to my “distressing-self” for the moment *wink*.
Have a good day and happy scrapping!

Easter kit

But not Easter layout. Here is one that I’ve done using Scrapbook Deals 4U Easter kit and Sketchy Thursday’s sketch:

Yup, those are real bomb shell that the boys were excited to see over in Great Aunt’s place. We had a great time there right before Easter, they got plenty of green place to run around with their long distance cousin.
I definitely love those colors in the PP of We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hoppity line. Just look at the embossed stickers:
So, how have your Easter go? Mine wasn’t being filled with eggs hunting, in fact we don’t have that over here. We did went for a breakfast together though and the boys had had enough of eggs that I had to finished up their breakfast scramble eggs! All 6 eggs!
Happy weekend!
Oh ya, I’m definitely going to do more layout using this kit and using those sketches over at Sketchy Thursday. And I still have those PP from Studio Calico! So happy!

My love

Did a layout using the twisted sketch : I didn’t submit my entry to be included in their sisterhood, this is just out of fun after seeing the sketch and those inspiring layouts from the DT girls. Here is what I came up with:

I’m using those left over from my previous kits of Scrapbook Deals 4U since I still haven’t got my January kit *bu hoo…*
Seeing here is my cutie family taken on the last day of 2009.
I’ve used crackle paint on the trimmed flower. Initially I actually wanted to used the thick gel, but I love the mistake *LOL*.
Journal: Yes, my love, I learn new things each & everyday from you, about you and made me know more about myself too. Thanks for being you. I’m grateful that I have you. – mom & wife. Jan 2010.

Read about this while we had our vegetarian lunch yesterday: “Be grateful of everyone, everything and at every moment.” (Hope I’ve quoted it correctly). It makes me think, yes, really, we should be grateful of the things that we have and even those that we don’t have.

Happy scrapping!
Product used: Fancy Pants Delight PP, Webster pages – little storyteller letter stickers, BoBunny flowers and button, Tim Holtz crackle paint.