Thursday, December 8, 2011

A few more days and its Christmas and a Simple Stories Christmas cards to share

Hi there!!!  I'm back with a few cards to share.  Oh boy, a few more days before Christmas!!!  Actually, this year will be our 3rd Christmas here in Sydney.  What's exciting is that.... my Mum coming over to spend Christmas with us!!!  I'm so happy about it and same goes for my little boy.  He keeps on asking me, "Mum, how many days before Lola Mommy will be here?", "When are we going to pick her up in the airport?".  This will be the first time that someone in our family would come and visit us.  Hopefully, the rest of the family, would come and visit us in the future! Will be happy everytime that would happen!

Anyway, let me share to you 4 cards from the class I did with Catchy Crafts.

Card 1: Materials Used: Simple Stories - 25 days of Christmas papers; Papertrey baker's Twine; Bazzill Kraft and black Cardstock; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Parisian Accents Dies

Card 2 - Materials Used: Simple stories paper; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Martha Stewart Puncher - Large snowflake; Spellbinder Nestabilities - Lace Doily Accents; Kaisercrafts red bling.
Card 3: Materials Used: Simple Stories papers; Bazzill Cardstock - Black and kraft; Embossed Bazzill - Olive green; MS Large Punch - tree; Spellbinders shapeabilities - Lace Doily Accents; Papertrey ink Red Twine
Card 4: (For this one, I was inspired by another card I saw when I was blog hopping.)  
Materials Used: Simple Stories Papers; Kaisercraft Christmas Stamp (baubles); Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment; Stickles - christmas red; Organza Brown Ribbon; Papertrey ink Buttons; Lace 

There you have it! Hope you like my cards... it was so fun doing them.  Advance Merry Christmas!

thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Blog Update.... while doing a blog overhaul.

Hello everyone!!!  I'm back!!!  So glad to be able to blog again!  What excuse can I think of.... er..... so many things had happened between my last post and this one.  Busy with work - preparing for classes etc., busy with family plus went home to the Philippines for 6 weeks (which was fun!).

I'm doing a little blog overhaul at the moment....  as you have noticed, the background and the layout of my blog is different now.   The reason why I'm doing this is that.... I really miss blogging and perhaps going into a new- looking blog will encourage me more to do this.  On the scrapping side... I'm still scrapping and now doing cards!  So, while I'm fixing my blog, let me share these to you.....

Title: Loyola Park
Materials used: AC Papers; Bazzill papers; AC thickers; Dymo labels; Distress Crackle Paint; Cotton String; MS medium punch-classic butterfly

Here is another...  here is one way of finishing up those alphas....

Title: X'mas Tree
Materials Used: Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas papers; Martha Stewart border punch; Pink Paislee Alphas; Papertrey Ink Twine; Fiskars Border Punch - Brackets; MS large punch - Tree; Bazzill cardstock

And here is my messy table while working on this page....
There you have it....  it will be nice if you can visit me again for more updates....
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm still here....

Oh  my, it has been 3 months since I have posted something here-- my poor neglected blog.  Updates?! Well, I have been busy with my part time work at Catchy Crafts - preparing scrapbook and card classes which I have yet to post and share.  Also, busy helping Harvey with school work and of course doing some household chores - ladidadida....  Bad news - unfortunately, I did not get into the Kaisercrafts design team (read previous post) but it's still worth the try. 

I'm still scrapping....  and right now, they are mostly double pagers!  Can you believe it?! Yeah, I'm trying to come out of my comfort zone.  At times its hard because I feel like I just don't know what to put on the next page... but maybe with practice, I can improve.

I mentioned card classes... yep, I'm into card making too!!!  My new found love.  I enjoy teaching card classes and of course the ladies are also fun! Worth every effort.

Now to start the ball rolling again....  here is a double pager that I have made using one of my favorite brands Echo park.
Title: Tying my Shoes
Materials used: Bazzill cardstock - white and dark yellow; Echo park-Playground Collection; MS Deep Edge Punch - Daisy Fan; EK Success Punch - Embossed Zigzag. Papertrey Ink Buttons and Twine; AC Thickers; Martha Stewart Medium Punch - Heart Confetti; Glimmermist; MS Combo Punch - Cherish.

There you have it.... have to go...  stay tuned for more updates coming in a couple of days...

thanks for stopping!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kaisercrafts Design Team Call.....

I have decided to take the plunge!  It's been a while since I tried applying for a Design Team call.  Ever since I moved here in Australia, there were lots of adjustments that I have to cope with, so applying for one was not an option before.  Now, I am more settled and of course still scrapping, so I'm so excited to try again.

Here are my projects....
I'm a scrapbooker by heart... so here are my layouts using Kaisercrafts products.....

Title: Chef
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Nan's favorite Collection - Papers, wooden embellishments, diecuts; DCWV paper, EK Success punch - Zigzag; CBox Alphas

Title: Biker Boy
Materials used: Kaisercrafts Jungle Bug Collection - Papers, Diecuts and AC thickers

Title: Lance
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Secret Bird Society papers, Chipboard embellishements and diecuts;  Kaiser crafts Rhinestones - Black; AC thickers

Here is my double pager....

Title: 6 Ways to have Fun
Materials Used: Kaisercraft Class of '87 papers; AC thickers; Glimmer mist; Studio Calico Stamp

I also love creating with their beyond-the page products...
Project: Desk Clock
Materials used: Kaisercrafts Time Flies clock; Kaisercrafts Up, Up and Away Collection-papers, diecuts, wooden flourishes - Lamp post and Iron Fence;  Kaisercrafts Devonshire Rubons; Secret Bird Society Diecuts; Glimmermists; Colorbox ink - brown; Kaisercrafts Paint - Slate; Kitchen String; Kaiser Stamp -Script

Project: Advent Calendar
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Advent Calendar Beyond-the-Page; other materials are from Cosmo Cricket. etc.

Project: Home Decor Frame. 
I have made this a long time ago... but this is still one of my favorite projects.
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Accordian Frames; Kaisercrafts paper Reminisce Collection -Paper, brads; Tim Holtz Alphas; BNB Alphas; WRMK Metal Corners; Kaisercraft Paints; MM Paints

I have also made a couple of cards using kaisercrafts Papers and 6x6 pads... love using those pads!!!
Here is my pop-up card for this application...
Pop-up Birthday Card
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Bubblegum Hills and Nan's favorite papers and 6x6 pads, diecuts; Kaisercrafts Happy Birthday Rubons; Kaisercrafts Bling; Kaisercrafts wooden Flourishes - Festive; Uniball signo white pen

There you have it.... now time to keep my fingers crossed.  Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for looking too!!!
Cookie A.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Greeting Farm Stamp Cards

Happy Easter!!!
As many of you know, I am also into Copic coloring.  I love coloring in my stamps!  Here are 3 cards I have made with Copic Markers and my favorite Greeting Farm Stamps.

Card 1 : Hello
Materials Used: Copic Pens, DCWV Linen papers, Momento Ink, TGF Stamps - Miss Anya Dressy; Martha Stewart Border puncher
Copic Pens:  Hair -
                    Skin - E000, E00, R20, R00
                    Dress - B000, B32, W1, W3

Card 2 : Thinking of You
Materials Used: Copic Pens, DCWV Linen papers, Momento Ink, TGF Stamps - Miss Anya Love; Martha Stewart border Punch; CC design Stamps - bench
Copic Pens:  Hair - YR31, E43, E35
                    Skin - E000, E00, R20, R00
                    Dress - B000, B32, W1, W3

Card 3 - Just a Note
Materials Used: Copic Pens, DCWV Linen papers, Momento Ink, TGF Stamps - Miss Anya Love; Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies; Kaiser Pearls

Copic Pens:  Hair - E44, E43, E35

                    Skin - E000, E00, R20, R00
                    Dress - B000, B32, W1, W3

There you have it!!! hope you like them all....
Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

After 44 days..... long post.

Just want to let everybody know that I'm still here!!!  It feels awful not to be able to update my blog for the longest time.  There were many times that I've attempted but I also don't know why I ended up on just uploading the picture files on my laptop - and thats it!  It never made it to a post on my blog.  Laziness beats me on this - which makes me feel bad.  Of course, there is Facebook and Kdrama which I also do in my spare time (kinda addicted to it).  I still scrap and even make cards.  In fact, I have plenty to share.  I just need to get the rhythm of blogging again.  I will really try harder this time....because it also makes me happy to be able to share my work.

Layouts?  I have lots to share.... 
I'm doing more doubles!!!  Here is a quick and easy double pager that I taught on one of my sessions at Catchy Crafts
Title: Greenbelt
Materials Used: American Crafts City park papers; Martha Stewart Deep edge puncher, Ek Success Puncher; Fiskars Border puncher - Brackets; AC thickers; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Uniball Signo White pen; Cotton String

Oh by the way, Catchy Crafts is moving to a new location.  Still at Hornsby, just beside the old store.  We are all excited about it because it's bigger, more spacious and filled with more scrappy goodness!!! And since it will be our last week in the old addy, the store is having a 25% off on almost everything!!!  The new store will be open to serve on the 27th of April.  Hope to see you all there!

Recently, I've joined the Blue Bazaar Bootcamp.  This time, it requires us to finish 30 layouts based on Pagemaps Sketches by the end of May.  I love joining this as it will really make me put a dent on my ever growing scrap stash.  Right now, I'm on to my 6th layout! - Feels great huh!
Sharing my first few pages....
Here is my take...
Title: School
Materials Used: Pink Paislee Papers; AC Thinkers; Tattered Angels Chipboard; Pink Paislee Transparent Stickers; Glimmer Mist; Bazzill White Cardstock; Dimensional Magic; Yellow Versamark; Cropadile; Maya Road Tickets; Scenic Route Chipboard stickers.

My take...
Title: Hair
Materials Used: Pink Paislee papers and journaling paper; 7 gypsies Stickers; AC thickers; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, Cotton String; Martha Stewart Deep Edge; EK Success Puncher; Fiskars Puncher - Brackets; Stickles - Black Diamond
My take....
Title: Love ko'to
Materials used: Sassafras Lass Papers - Sweetly Smitten; Maya Road Tickets; AC badge; AC thickers; Liquid Pearls - White Opal; AC Chipboard.

Will be sharing the rest of my bootcamp layouts on my next post....

And lastly, One of my dear friends in the Philippines is getting married.  And I made these simple wedding invitations as gift to her... I was able to make 94 of these. 
Hi Patricia! Hope you like it and congratulations!

There you have it!!!  thanks for visiting me!!!
Until next post!