May Tag

At last, a new entry in my blog! =) I've been pretty busy with work and couldn't even submit an entry to the Scrappersatsg challenge, huhuhu.

I got tagged by Marix! Tenchu tenchu!

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.

  • The T.V. series I'm currently following is "Chuck"
  • I want to collect "Sylvanian Families" stuff (for me or for Jillian)
  • I haven't gone back to Phil. since 2006 (hope to go home this year!)
  • I want to dye my hair a reddish color
  • I love cheese! (but sadly I can't find any of the Kraft cheese bars in the grocery)
  • My driving sucks =P

4. Tag six people at the end of the entry.

I'm tagging: Abby and CJ (4 more to follow!) =)


A Mother's Day Layout

Scrappersatsg Challenge # 17
"Mom Me"

CS - Dark brown, Beige, White
PP - We R Memory Keepers, White Out Collection
Sticker (label), Brads, Crystals, Pop-dots


First "boy" layout

Scrappersatsg Challenge #16

Another first! Yup, my first try at making a "boy" layout (nope, my husband's layout doesn't count). I initially thought I'd be doing something similar on our anniversary scrapmeet but I didn't get to pick a boy's photo. I'd brought along paper of brown, blue and orange hues, but come to think of it, I think I managed to bring all colors which was actually a very good thing.

What I also like about this layout is that the orange "lace cardstock" at the bottom left and the orange circles at the top right were actually left over from the invitations I made for Tyra. The moment I saw them come out from the cutter I knew I'd be using them somewhere... and voila! I've also been dying to use the epoxy alpha stickers for a long time and when I brought them out to try them on this layout they fit quite well.

In the nick of time...

I almost didn't get to send this entry to Andros' challenge. Good thing I checked the website and confirmed that the due date is tomorrow - May 2 (at 11:59 PM).

Scrappersatsg Challenge # 16

This is my first stab at the "cluttered" style and experimenting on lace cardstock. This is also the first layout I've done with so much stuff:

Cardstock - "Apples Lucky" lace cardstock, Die Cuts with a View White
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Mon Cherie" and "Memories", Quilted "Baby" flat paper
Cosmo Cricket, Fontwerks cardstock stickers, Bo Bunny "Double Dot" chipboard alpha, Me & My Big Ideas "Soft Spoken" embellishments, Black Glitter chipboard alpha, Red felt flowers and button, Red & green Stickles, Black crystals, Label maker, Maya Road chipboard

The most unique technique I've done here is the photo mounting (which was actually accidental). I originally made the rectangular scalloped edges and later thought of making the bracket edge. I was going to throw the scalloped cuttings out but then liked the effect with the new edge so I retained it. Also, the extra white around the photo makes it stand out from the overwhelming green and red of the papers. The red flowers on the left were added as well to balance out the whole layout (I didn't have that in my original design).

The main sketch for this was inspired by a Tourism Singapore ad (from the back of the front passenger seat of a taxi cab). It's a pretty simple Chinese-looking style with a large circle and 3 small circles on each of the 4 corners.


May day and sunshine...

Scrappersatsg Challenge # 16
"My Yellow Balloon" (by CJ)

I think I'm having withdrawal syndrome from the scrapmeet. I can't stop scrapping. =) I'm currently working on Chinqui's 2 pics of Andrei and I want to finish by tomorrow so I can give at least one finished LO. I also need to give the LO I did of Madeth's friend's daughter (Kristen?).

But my current fave is definitely CJ's "My Yellow Balloon". It's sooo great!!! I can't stop looking at it from time to time to get inspiration. =D

Scrappersatsg Challenge # 16

I had a great time working on this layout except that I keep thinking it's too simple. I really like the picture (great smile and uber cute little girl!) and love the lady bugs but I keep wanting to put a few other elements in somewhere like maybe a line or two of Rihanna's "umbrella". TFL!