your life... live it...

The Color Room - Challenge #3
"your life"

I did this page in April... and now it's July... how time flies! =)

Now, i'm seriously lacking in mojo. The Tattered Angels stencils and glimmer mists I bought about a month ago are just dying to be used (they're sitting idly on my little scrap table gathering dust).

I also miss a lot of things. I miss this li'l boy here and his sweet mom (Amy) who's now a certified SAHM in Michigan. And of course, I miss scrapping.

What have I been up to? I went to a couple of summer outings this June (not surprising), so my weekends were fully booked. And when I got back, I got "addicted" - curses to mangafox and iphone apps! I've been holed up in our room reading free scanlations til 2AM. And while waiting for the pages to load I sneak in playing Farm Story, We Rule, God Finger, Tap Farm, Tap Fish, Tap Store, Tap Resort (now there's even a Tap Bird!), and Zombie Farm ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

And some things I don't miss, are things I haven't even done... things on the backburner I haven't come around to doing. So today's the day - I'm starting to train for a 5K marathon. =P Lots of people are running and joining marathons, getting fit in the process and having tons of fun. I'm also going to rekindle my love for drawing and going with a bunch of friends to a studio to sketch. Nothing serious, it's not even a class - just sketching a model.

Hopefully, in the middle of all this, I can still do a page or two for challenges. =)


monday blues...

Just sharing a few layouts on a blue monday morning (started out raining). This first one is bright and sunny (I really love yellow on layouts), where you see the fleece American Crafts embellies I just couldn't resist buying (my wallet was supposed to be on strike buy I coaxed a few bucks out of it). Love the center die cut from Lily!

And here's my take on the second color palette over at The Color Room. Too bad the misting isn't as solid as in real life. Here it looks very subtle:


through the looking glass...

Misty, misty Sunday... after a GREAT saturday crop with the SASG girls, I'm still experiencing some outflow of creative juices (I want to mist, paint, and ink something!). The girls made our 3rd Anniversary extra special with the challenge (we all loved borrowing Marix' stencils and mists, as well as stamping and embossing with her beautiful stamps!). I also loved all the games which got us on our feet before the long sit-down to do our layouts. I'm especially fond of the the "hep hep hurray" game, hee hee. =D And the musical chairs and "pabitin" was a wonderful treat. So here's the fruit of my labor:

...and here are some close-ups, where I used glimmer mist from Tattered Angels (Crushed Shells and Suede):

...I also used Ranger Distress Crackle paint (in Shabby Shutters) on the leaf here (thougt it didn't turn out quite the way I liked... I really love the color).

Used Teresa Collins (Welcome Home) patterned paper for the border, and Marix' "Alice" stamp (using Versa Ink) to make this li'l "locket" type embellishment.

Then finally used these new uber chic ribbons to finish off.


the Alice in Wonderland challenge

{"in Wonderland" by Iris Babao Uy}

Down the rabbit-hole we go... to the 32nd Scrappersatsg Challenge!
It's our 3rd Anniversary Challenge and it's extra special because:

ONE - the challenge is issued by none other than Iris Babao Uy! (We're so thrilled and honored!)

TWO - the challenge is open to ALL scrappers! (Join in the fun!)

Without further ado, here's Iris' challenge:

Create a layout that is inspired by the movie (or book) , Alice in Wonderland.
The catch is you have to use, at least, two art mediums.
That could be a crackle paint, mist, ink, gel, etc

To quote her: "To not care about getting messy and making mistakes. To just have fun and create".

Deadline is on April 29, 11:59 PM.
Please send your entries to scrappersatsg@gmail.com.

What's in store for you? Why this wonderful RAK of course! So come join us and have a wonderful scrapping time!


weekend treats...

Just sharing some news from the scrapping world. First off, Laines! They chose my little, itty-bitty (but oh so true!) comment... so today I'm gonna go pick it up. =D

...and yesterday I dropped by Nana's blog... found these pretties for sale! I snapped the last of the set #2 and am now patiently waiting for it in the mail.


saturday morning blurb

Finally... I have a decent scrap tote. Just bought it from the LSS and was very pleased with how it looked and felt. I think it's an old design because I can't find a decent picture of it anywhere on the web. Basically it's shaped like the tote bag on the left (with light brown leather handles) but the pattern is the same as the small craft bag on the right.

I've been organizing my stuff to fit in the bag (for the April 10 scrapmeet with the girls) but alas only my papers and thickers would fit. =( I really have to figure out which papers to bring.

That or bring a smaller bag for the embellies and stuff.