Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!! and my last layouts for 2010!!!

First of all, let me greet you A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
2010 was a roller coaster ride for me in terms of my emotions, health and so many other stuff.   But I'm really  glad to be able to survive it... thanks to the help and support of my loving husband Henry and my dear son Harvey who keeps me busy - enough not to think about it.  Thanks also to my ever supportive family back in the Philippines and also my friends who constantly messages me specially in FB. Thanks to all my friends and new found friends here in Australia... you made adjusting to my new life here quite easy and fun. Thank you guys!!! And of course just wanna thank the Lord for all the blessings He continuously showers us.

Scrappy side of my life....  we'll I have been scrapping...  but not as active as I was a year ago - maybe because of our big move over here--- i still have to get the hang of it. But still, I'm glad to be able to scrap... it also helps me not to feel homesick when I do.  So one of my new year's resolution.... to get back into scrapping and blogging this coming year.  I'm a bit ok now...  unlike my first few months that I have been crying almost everyday because of loneliness or being homesick.  Hopefully, i can get back the things I usually do - lots of crafts!!! I just love it!!!

Before the year ends....  I would like to share 4 of my latest layouts from a kit I bought from Scrapbook Savvy.  Hope you like it and will continue to visit me in my humble corner....
Here is a picture of the kit....
And my first layout....

Closer look...
and last for 2010...
Materials: Included in the kit - Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 papers; Bazzill Dotted Cardstocks; Kraft Cardstock; Maya Road Doileys; Making Memories Butterflies; AC thickers; Twiddlebitz Chipboards; Green Tara Flowers; Jenny Bowlin Bingo Cards
Other Materials: MS Punchers; Glimmermist; Dymo Labels

And before I forget....  I would like to share that this layout... was one of the winners in the White With 1 Challenge blog for November!!! I was so happy!!! And I would like to thank Lee-Anne of Scrap Therapy for my awesome Prize!!!

There you have it!!! Hope your 2010 was a memorable one too!!! Looking forward to a great 2011!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A card using Kimmie Stamps!!!

I just love this stamps!!! Actually, I bought heaps of them when I knew that someone was selling it here in Australia!.. These stamps is so cute!!!  And here is my first cards using it...
Materials Used: Kimmie Stamp - Goldilocks and the 3 bears; DCWV Paper pad; Spellbinders Nestabilities; AC Ribbon; Copic Pens; Momento Ink

Its so cute right!!! More cards with using Kimmie stamps and Copics coming up!!!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another news to share.... Scrapbooking Memories Vol. 12 No. 12

I'm so happy to be given the opportunity to show my layouts in magazines.  I love this magazine so much that I always make sure that I have every issue that they have ever since i moved here.  Anyway, i will just make this quick as I still have a couple of layouts to finish today (fingers crossed mr. mojos will come visit me).
Here is the latest issue of Scrapbooking Memories  Vol 12 number 12.  Grab your copy now!!!
 And here is the prize  got from American Crafts!!!  They are so generous and I really love their products!!!!

Oh boy, I will really have some fun scrapping with these!!!  Thank you again American Crafts!!!

There you have it!!!  Will be back with a new post!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day in the Park - Scrapbooking Memories Vol. 12 No. 10

Been so busy these past couple of days... doing mommy duties, scrapping, make some swarovski accessories and fixing my scrap stuff that I almost forgot to post about this.
Anyway, better late than never huh. 

I'm really happy that I was offered to do a Recipe Challenge for one on my favorite scrapbooking magazine - Scrapbooking Memories.  The recipe challenge was... to create a page using only the following:  1-5x7 photo, 1 shaped patternpaper or cardstock, 2 ribbons, 2 chipboard shapes, 3 different alphas, string, stapples and masking tape.
Here is my take...
Title: Day in the Park
Materials Used: Pink Paislee Paper; Technique Tuesday Stamp; Tim Holtz Ink; Kaisercrafts Frame, letter Sticker and Paint; AC thickers; Riff Raff Chipboards; Prima Lace, Ribbon, Staples; Masking tape and Tim Holtz Crackle Paint

There you have it!  Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get Picky - Mama's Little Boy

It is really relaxing and fun to be able to create pages with some misting.  I love doing it on paper, chipboards - just about anywhere possible.  It really adds a bit of a jazz on your pages.

This is the newest layout that I have made... Its based on a challenge in GET PICKY blog!!!  I love this blog!!! Its filled with so much inspiration!!!  For this challenge, we were asked to create a page based on this sketch...
 And here is my take....
Title: Mama's Little Boy
Materials Used: MME-Fine and Dandy Papers and Embellies; Glimmermist; AC Ribbon; Stickles; Scrapware Chipboards; 2 Crafty Chipboard; Riff-Raff Chipboard; DCWV White Casrdstock; EK Puncher

This is one of my favorite pics of Harvey...
Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

White With 1 - I Promise U

I'm so glad White with 1 Challenge blog is back!!!  I certainly missed all the inspiration there!!!  And now that it has reopened again....  the Team has been doing an amazing job of inspiring us all!!!  Love the samples that are posted there. And because of this... I've decided to join their first challenge!!!

First Challenge is: 
Use White, Yellow and you need to Journal directly on to your layout, this can be your cardstock or patterned paper, you can not use journal blocks, strips etc.

And here is my take....
 Close ups...
Title: i promise u
Materials Used: DCWV White Cardstock; Radiant Rain Mist; AC thickers; Pebbles Inc. Paper; Chatterbox Specialty Paper; Crackle Paint; Stickes; Pink Paislee Elements - stars; ribbon; Hambly Prinscreens; Bazzill Borders

It was really fun doing this page... It made me dig my stash to be able to look for all the yellow stuff that I have!!!  Thanks for this challenge!!! I just love it!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Penrith Papercrafts Festival 2010 and an Awesome News!

Last Saturday, I had a chance to go to the Penrith Papercraft Festival!!!  Thanks to my every supportive husband who drove me all the way there and took care of Harvey despite of some office work he has to attend to that day - HUGS!!!!
Here are some pics during the day....
I really enjoyed the event!!! So many eye-candies, demos plus I also got the chance to meet some online friends in real life.  It was really exciting.

The very nice Lisa Warren from Scrapware.  So glad to finally meet you too!!! Really hope I can join one of your crop nights!!!
 Then some photos taken of the Catchy Crafts booth!!!!
Next is a photo of my 2 boys... who waited for me patiently... thanks!!! Mwah! You 2 are the best!

And for some news...  Just a quick share...  So happy that this page won in the American Crafts 6-color challenge!!!
You can read the announcement here.  Thanks so much AC!!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

6-colors and a punch...

I have been keeping this fab papers from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Range for a few weeks already (or months)... I don't know... they are so gorgeous to cut!!!  and lately, I have been playing with punchers too!  I specially love the deep edge punchers by Martha Stewart and the large edge punchers by Ek Success.  And everytime I have the chance to open a box of deliveries in the store I'm working for... I just can't help but drool over these gorgeous tools.
Here is a layout I have made using the American Crafts and EK Success Large Edge Punch - Tulips.
And the 6 colors that I have on this page are: PINK, LIME GREEN, TEAL, DARK TURQUOISE, LILAC and CORN (yellow).

Title: Us 3
Materials used: American Crafts - Dear Lizzy papers; American Crafts Dear Lizzy Journaling cards; AC Chipboard frames-Letterbox;AC ribbon; Chatterbox Alphas; Glimmermists; Scrapmatts - Fence

There you have it!!
Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get Picky Layout and a Card...

There is a new challenge site called Get Picky and I've decided to take the plunge!  If you want to scrap multi-photo layouts... well that's definitely a place for you to go...   Its their first challenge ever and I'm so happy to be able to create a page and be a part of it.

Sketch # 1
 My take on the sketch....
Title: 143 a 100% (i love you a hundred percent)
Materials Used: Pink Paislee Old school papers; Fiskars Apron lace Punch; Fiskars Bracket Punch; Brown Ribbon, Crate School Spirit Collection Chipboard and border stickers; Techniques Tuesday Chipboard Brackets; Stazon Black ink; AC thickers

Sharing to you another card I made... of course using copic markers...
Materials Used: The Greeting Farm Stamp - CC Tuesday; Copic Pens; DCWV Paper Pad -Its all about girls stack; Bazzill Cardstocks; kaisercrafts Blings and Hero Arts Sentiments stamp.
Copic Pens: Skin - E000. E00. R00, R20
                    Hair & Shoes - C1, C3, C5
                    Dress & Crown-  V06, V12, BV00
                    Eyebrows - R20 with Spica - clear
                    Under skirt - Spica clear
Hope you like it!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Using up all my old papers...

Its almost the end of October....  I still have quite a few Bootcamp layouts to finish and upload.  I really hope I can pull this thing off...I mean finish 50 layouts (still hoping...) but for the meantime... will be sharing some of them to you on this post.

Sketch 29
 My take....
Title: Eat at your own Risk
Materials used: Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Papers; Buzz and Bloom Alpha Chipboard; Glimmermist

Sketch 47
My Take....
Title: Artist
Materials Used: Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend papers; Buzz and Bloom Alpha Chipboard; Glimmermist; Scenic Route Chipboard, Maya Road Chipboard Bracket; AC thickers 

Sketch 18

Title: Play
Materials Used: Basic Grey papers and Diecut Stickers - Oliver; MME alphas Stickers; Bazill Borders; kaisercraft blings; DCWV White Cardstock; Fiskars apron lace puncher

There you have it.... more layouts to share in tomorrow's blog post!!! See you again!