Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A year has passed.... memories edged in our hearts........ beautiful moments captured! This has been a great year! I am thankful for the journey...... the new experiences...... new skills picked up(photoshop, lol)..... I am learning to be confident in my style of scrapping.... Textures, layering, distressing.... colors.... There is a sense of romanticism mixed with whimiscal softness to most of my layouts! Ok, so what style do you call mine? LOL Here's a review of some of my favorite works for 2010: Beam : New Technique I learnt.... gesso a plain CS and then play with diluted paints to create your own background. Sweetheart: I love the bright vibrant colors on this page Bond: My signature style of textures, layering and distressing! All so me! Look up: A new way of playing with die cut paper. Tilt it for a change! How fun! Favorite things: Colors, colors and spray inks!!! All up my alley! Tag: a fun way to create a cute border. Dressform: I love the bodice MOST. Creating with Websters Ruffle Trim. So Hollywood, so glam! I like Ok, that's all for now! It is hard picking my favorites! I realise telling the STORY is important for me! The journaling, the photo... scrapping is NOT about major 'decoration' only! It is about capturing the stories for my family!
Hi friends, how was your Christmas! 2 days before Christmas, I fell sick....... really bad flu bug and I had to lie in bed for 2 days. What a bummer!!! By Christmas Day, I was much better and so thankful I can sit up and spend time with family and friends. Here's a project I did with my children: Wrapping presents for their favorite church pastors and teachers. I used some older collection of Websters and decorate these brown lunch bags. I used a Vellum here and I really love the sentiments on this paper. And this cutie... my girl made this for her favorite pastor. What a cute deer! And this one for a special lady. Layering vellum with paper! Simple and sweet wrappings! We put a OPI Nail Polish in each of these bags! Hope you had a great holiday season! See you in 2011. Happy New Year to you!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
hello friends, it is just 3 days before Christmas! I love Christmas! Family gatherings, meeting friends...... just love it! I have finally finished my Christmas shopping... quick and easy..... The malls are just too aggressive......... LOL..... mad crowd..... congested parking.... I love being home...... I had time to do some craft work with my girls........ they alter a little suitcase.......... no pictures yet. Anyway, here's one i did for The Scrappiest. Go over....... and join in! You can win a prize! Winter Love I layered lots of Websters goodies on this page.... misted the background abit. And I finally use my Maya Road chandeliers.... dont they look like ice... I love this scene... we were at a Skiing Resort at Lake Tahoe some years ago! I love winter: I love the cold I love wearing coats I love the 'white-ness' I know I am crazy but this is great for a Singaporean girl like me! I see sunny skies everywhere here in Singapore.... almost! haha.. To all my friends, have a Blessed Christmas! May the love and joy of Christ be in your hearts!
Monday, December 13, 2010
It's time for our MOnday sketch over at THE SCRAPPIEST. >>> here. My version "Chef"........ I use the lovely Sweet Season for this sketch and the papers, embellishments from WP just suits the story i want to tell here. Lots of distressing, inking.... tearing.... folding... just love adding my touches!!! And the Websters Classes continues to inspire me: I love Iris' Dressform challenge. And the good thing is I manage to cart this lovely back from Penang. What a nice treat, now i can use it immediately for this challenge. I made a ruffle bodice toga piece with this white Websters Trim. Love love it! And the lovely flower bouquet from Websters. We can add our own touches to it. I punch a butterfly from the Vellum piece and added the sparkle button. Next challenge is Ellen's Table Setting. She has such cool and easy-to-make ideas. I made place cards for my Christmas lunch. Pray hard I will not burn the lunch or else everyone eats takeout pizza!!! *haha* ok, that's all for today. I am one happy gal after playing with Websters! And I have more ideas swirling in my head..... still wanting to create more with WP!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
After coming home from vacation, a pile of work and chores awaits me! Sigh... what do I do? Yes... turn to Websters Pages Class..... they are running some gorgeous online classes now! Seriously after I took 1 hour off and plunge into my stash of Websters papers... my mood just lit up! I made this Christmas tags and presents. Just made me smile! Anabelle's Christmas Tag. I love this shape. i made a LO before with this technique... here's I just size it smaller to make a tag. I love playing with the Vellum from Websters. .See I dab a bit of white paint on the edges too. Festive Wrapping by Hilde. I made a gift bag and made some pleats and fold it up to make a fan at the top. A nice touch for the gift. Added some berries, bloomers and buttons. Seriously I love all things Websters!!! And this one... 'normal' wrapping except I folded pleats to top it off. I just love adding textures... with the twine as well. Hope this inspires you for your Christmas wrapping!!! Thanks to Websters Pages for these inspiration. I will be back tomorrow for more!!! YAY! Have a happy week ahead!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Hello friends, how are you? Can you smell the holiday season!!! I walked into a mall and I hear Christmas songs and see glittering lights. It is TIME TO BUY Presents!!! Gosh... I am so late this year! All the travelling last month and this has been taken a toll on me!!! I need to catch up on buying gifts!!! On the scrapping front, I have been diligent in my DT assignments. Now that I am back........ I want to take it a bit easier. LOL! All DT work are on track....... and I want to play with some challenges here and there. OPs.... did I forget my shopping??? Anyway, here's all the DT assignments for the past weeks which I did not post here. Here's one I did for The Scrappiest. "ALONE" Check out HERE. Here's one for Creative Prompts for you. HERE And here's one for my LSS (Made with LOVE) I love love this "newest" photo of my girl. Her latest craze is to water the plants in my block. (apartment) She is the resident gardener now! Spending 2 bucks on that watering can is soooooo worth it! Hours of fun for her. But I am not wanting to check my water bill for now! *chucks* See this butterfly? I rub some Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet) and then spray apply some Glimmer Glam (chandelier). It just sparkles!!! nice That's all friends! I got to return to my daily grind now! See you soon with my next few projects!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here's a schedule post for you. Hop over to Creative Prompts for you. A new challenge... a new layout! Looking out! See you soon when I get back to Singapore next week For my American friends celebrating Thanksgiving this week, Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings to you and your family
Monday, November 22, 2010
Hello friends, it's been weeks since I updated my blog. Well, I have been busy....... with good things so I am happy. Here's one layout for The Scrappiest Sketch #91. This is such a cool sketch...... you got to check it out. HERE. Some fave teachniques : - splattering of paints here and there......... random & messy... the way I like it - layering of colors .... don't you just love the OA papers on this page - messing up the Kraft envelope Meanwhile, now I am off to catch a plane!!! Thus I am keeping it short and simple in this post. I have scheduled a post this week for you. Come back on Thurs for Creative Prompts for you Reveal. It will be fun! Take care, have a great week ahead!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Hello friends, it's reveal time over at The Scrappiest. HERE. A new sketch, a new prize to win!!! That's really yummy! Go over and try this sketch. I finally dig into my Pink Paislee paper..... love the sweetness of this collection. Oh baby!!! Here is a really nice picture of my niece. I am scrapping lots of her pictures recently cos she has such a beautiful and calm look. Some tips: I use the Pink Paislee stamp and use it over the Artisan Elements. Cool right!!! I misted it with Viva Pink Glimmer Mist. And then use my fingers to run over with Viva Pink and dot it over the background papers. Messy but fun!!!! I am loving this butterfly stamp from the Pink Paislee line. What a fantastic buy!!! See I stamp a music note underneath the butterfly and top it off with seam binding. I guess I am happy with the overall result. Simple but layers of little details here and there. Thanks for dropping by. Remember to go over to THE SCRAPPIEST. HERE.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Hello friends, it seems like a week that I have disappear from this blog. Well, in Singapore, it was 2 weeks of our Children exams...... so parents are also 'revising'.... LOL! Yap, I am one of those parents..... I feel like I am revisiting all my Maths paper, English grammar etc... it was so tiring!!! I am SOOOOOOO glad it is over....... moods and atmosphere at home is less tense. My kids are out playing again....... and MAMA here is scrapping again! Hooray!!! And in the midst of these stress, I am grateful that 7 of my layouts are requested for a magazine. Woohooo...... can't wait to see the actual magazine next year!!!! I am a VERY happy gal this week. And I know November is here! The smell of the holidays dawns upon me... the mall is picking up on Christmas colors and lighting...... life swings by so quickly, is it, my friends!!! Today I want to share this layout I did for Creative Prompts Challenge 40. Check out our Prompt ...... HERE. You will love it, join in and you can win a kit! "Yucks" Have you ever observe your kids? They do the weirdest and most yucky stuff. Like this princess of mine..... she was digging her nose in public! Totally dirty....... but.... the worst is not over. When I caught her doing that, she was eating some of the 'stuff' she dig out. I hope you are not eating your dinner while reading my blog. LOL!!! Yes... that's my dirty little girl...... then she turned around and offered me some! *Fainting*....... I love that I caught some random pictures of her.... totally hilarious pictures. love it! one of the prompt is to create a handmade embellishment this week..... see this white crepe paper flower.... I misted it and then use my scissors to randomly cut it here and there. Add a seam binding and it is done! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. I will be back on Tues for The Scrappiest Reveal sketch.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Hello friends, after last week of fast and furious scrapping, I took a few days off. Today I am back with The Scrappiest Reveal........ Sketch #87 Here's my interpretation: Did the Hair Fairy visit? This is a photo of my girl when she was 9 months old...... (botak meaning no hair)....... and now at 3.5 years old, I am so glad the hair finally came! She was often mistaken as a baby boy when she was little. So funny! See how fast she has grown! So hop over to THE SCRAPPIEST and take part today! And now another LO for you .......... Prima Sept BAP........ This LO was mentioned in the Prima blog 2 days ago....... thank you! "Smile"...... here is a picture of my adorable niece!!! thank you for dropping by. For local Scrappers, remember to check out my Goodies for Sale on the top of this page. See ya! I have 2 classes "Magical Wishes 5" : 1) 31 Oct 23opm 2) 6 Nov 23opm Call Made with Love today to book your slots!!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thank you for following me on this Pencil Line Sketches. I finished 6 by Friday......... then I was trying to push another 1 in but I guess I gave in to FAMILY time, church time which are important to me. So, thank you for guessing .......... I am giving the RAK to Tessa.......... She has been following the last 3 posts and she first guessed 6 layouts.. Yay......... Yay........ Tessa, pls email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you a bunch of Seam Binding... my current fave now. And a piece of delighful news. My LO "Language of Love" was picked as Galley Fave over at Color Combo Galore. HERE. What a pleasant and beautiful surprise!!! I am a happy girl today! Thanks you so much! Also a BIG SHOUT OUT to Emeline for making it to Tattered Angels Team. This girly makes the most amazing layouts and projects. She always has fresh ideas and her gallery is such a delight to visit. There is such a light airy feel to her craft. I dont get tired seeing them at all. You go girl!!!!! You deserved it! Check out HERE. See you tomorrow for The Scrappiest Reveal.
Friday, October 22, 2010
hello friends, I am back with another 2 layouts............. I went into some very productive scrapping this week! Using Pencil Lines #41, this multi photo sketch is so fun! My take "Language of Love"............ I kept to the grid....... but delete some elements. Using Color Combo#163 of teal, red & white. I kept this to my shabby chic style, distress the edges, ink with red. Over at Creative Prompts for you#38..... this week's prompt is so fun! Hop over!!! HERE I also used a Pencil Lines Sketch #76 here, switched the circle element to a butterfly. Some random stitching...... Oooo.... my fave misting.... yellow and black... I really like how this turned out. The yellow, black and grey worked so well. I am loving the Pink Paislee papers and embellishments. Can you spot my new bob hair style? I crop it shorter this time. Ok, I had so much fun this week. I finished a total of 6 LOs using Pencil Lines sketches. I hope to win some prizes!!! LOL.... Btw, I am giving a RAK.... remember? To a person who can guess how many Pencil Lines sketches I will do up this week? I may just squeeze in another 1-2 more... keep guessing! Read my 2 posts before this!!! Check out my other Pencil Lines layouts! Thanks for dropping by! Have fun!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Hello friends, I am having a blast with the Pencil Lines celebration this week. Have you seen it? Hop over cos it is so much fun to see sketches interpreted in different styles. I chose to work with this sketch #43 from Pencil Lines. Larrissa did an amazing piece with this. Here's my interpretation....... "fell asleep in 1 Sec"
I like the vertical stip of 3 photos but my photos just dont stack well together so I chose this piece of Websters Paper to replace the vertical photos and place my photos on the side.
This is 1 way of moving the elements of the sketch around.
This little niece of mine is totally cute. My hubby just held her in his arms for 1 second and she just dozes off like that. With both hands in 'surrender' position. So cute!
And here's another sketch I tried.... sketch #108...
Karola, another of my fave scrapper tried this. Her soft and beautiful LO just amazes me!
Love her style too!
Here's mine.......... "Spread your wings" ............
This doily is a treasure find!!! LOL.......
And I went with the soft theme... cos the little princess is such a girly girl!
Some close up shots:
Can you spot I stamp some butterflies on pink pp?
See my crepe paper (pink) with some stitching? Oh, did you spot my splatter of white paints on the background paper.
My own touches........ used lots of Melissa Frances goodies here.
I am also loving my new Photo Actions. See this vintage action on the photo.
I Loooovvvveeee it!
Ok, I am done with 4 sketches as of today.
what is your guess? Saw my last post.
Make a guess how many layouts I will make from these Pencil Lines sketches.
Their deadline is 23 Oct.
Thanks for dropping by!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Pencil Lines is celebrating their 4th birthday. This is a great feat for any challenge site. I want to extend my congratulations to Anna and her team. What fabulous inspiration every week!!! On Sunday, they reveal a DT and their choice of sketch every hour. I have to say i was stalking their blog. Such gorgeous inspiration. I want to jump in and do some serious scrapping this week. These are 2 i did..... all with 2 hours. Why I love sketches: 1) They do most of the work for me. 70% done.. I just add 10% colors (choice of pp), 10% embellishments and 10% wendy's touches like distressing or inking or misting!!! I like to do such scrapping quick and fast esp when I know I have lots to scrap 2) I like that I can add or delete elements........ so cool, right! I didn't know about this till I got a sketch book. 3) I like to see different interpretation of the same sketch. It is like friends buying the same blouse and let's see what accessories you will wear it with. I love such mystery and reveals. Anyway, said too much.. :) Sketch by Anna My take "Sweet" Sketch 148 My take "Blessings"....... Hope this has inspire you to join in! See you soon with my next few sets of sketches I want to take part in. Now, I want you to guess how many sketches will I complete by 23 Oct. I will send a person with a RAK (full of seam binding) if you can guess the correct number of sketches i will use from Pencil Lines. Just to give you a clue: NOw i have completed the 2 above, I am finishing 1 on the way. Hmm..... how many in total will I participate in? I dont know too....... I am just scrapping as I go this week. How fun!!!!