Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 131

I absolutely love this sketch and I've been trying to find a way to incorporate a tree somewhere in a layout. I'm hoping that with the scrapmeet we've got planned for this weekend I'll be able to use this sketch again. =D


Bazzil Basic - white, powder blue, blackbird; We R Memory Keepers White Out "Explore"; Chatter Box kit "Gazebo"; KI Memories "It's a Girl" Dreams; K & Co Berry Sweet Grand Adhesions; Kaiser rhinestones; Thickers Sprinkles; Luxe Lace rub-ons; ribbons.

The tree was made by stamping the circle pieces (Kitchen Sink Stamps and Brilliance ink in graphite black). The trunk was made from cardstock (hand-cutting).


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 130

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 130
"Jumper Girl"

It's still "Valentines Month" so I'm featuring red (or pink) in most of my pages (if I'm unable to do the "romantic" look, hee hee). And speaking of "pink", I'm tickled pink that I was able to finish 3 of the 4 projects on my plate (okay, okay, 2 of those were combined in one layout - Pinky's challenge and the page for Tyra). I wish I could continue this creative streak (I feel my mojo is running out, *sigh*).


Bazzil Basics white, powder blue, red; Bo Bunny "Flirty Thrill"; White Out Promenade "Ferris Wheel"; Thickers Poolside

12 x 12 Frame

Unlike my previous gift, I wanted the layout of Tyra I gave to be framed. I've been searching for a cheap 12 x 12 here and I thought I could find one in Ikea. There was one worth $29 that was okay (even if it was 19 3/4 x 19 3/4) but it was really too heavy. So instead of buying it, I bought only the picture (worth $10) and decided to alter the cardboard backing.

Here's what I did.

Step 1: Measure 2 inches from the edge of the picture in the middle (not from the actual, white, outer edge).

Step 2: From the picture cut-out, measure 1 inch from the (outer) edge on the cardboard. The cardboard should be an inch bigger on all sides than the picture. Adhere the picture to the middle of the cardboard.

Step 3: Cut the extra pieces of cardboard in strips with each edge cut diagonally (as below). These 4 strips of cardboard will form the square "frame" around the picture.

Step 4: Cut the extra pieces of white paper into strips and wrap them over the cardboard strips. I used transparent wrapping tape on the underside.

Step 5: Adhere the strips of cardboard (wrapped in white) to the main cardboard backing, forming a frame. I used a glue gun because it adheres fast.

Step 6: I used photo corners to adhere the page (instead of sticking it directly on the paper). This way, the frame can be re-used for another layout.

Another good thing about this is, you can opt to decorate the frame too (I hope to try that soon).



Scrapbook Challenges

Tyra's mom (Vek) will be celebrating her birthday today (on Valentine's!). My gift is this page of her in all her cuteness. This little princess will be meeting my little princess and both will be asserting their reign on Vek's 3-bedroom unit in Montreal Drive.

What's missing is the "frame" (watch out for that in my next post!). =D


Bazzil Basics - white, Just Dreamy 2, Doodle Bug Glitter PP, Chatter Box Gazebo Kit, Basic Grey chipboard stickers, K & Co Wedding grand adhesions, Thickers accents, Kaiser rhinestones, crystals, lace, pearl

The Love Challenge

"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh no! It is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken!"

William Shakespeare

8 minutes past the hour of 1 on Valentine's day and here I am, sitting in bed uploading photos of my latest layouts with dear ol' hubby clicking away (slowly) on his mini notebook. Yep, we're two very romantic souls. =P

Scrappersatsg "Love Challenge"

Let's see... my Blogversary came and went, and I have been scrapping for almost a year and a half now, and I discovered something funny. I'm unable to scrap without using store-bought materials.

So for the latest challenge at Scrappersatsg, where we're supposed to use old-fashioned art supplies and re-used materials (none of which can be store-bought or scrap-related), I actually used magazine clippings from none other than - yes! - a scrapbook magazine.

Aren't I devious?

What's more, the base material is acetate so I was able to "create" two alternate versions of the same layout. The background for both these versions are the backs of magazines which I didn't cut out! Such a cheat!

To prove it, here are the magazine pages where I got the "embellishments":

As much as it pained me to cut them, I really had no choice.. And besides, the backs of these pages mostly didn't contain any layouts.

You gotta admit though, in these times of financial unbalance, it pays to be thrifty. =D


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 129

"I *heart* U"

Love, love, love pink and green! And I also used my new "loot" (chipboard stickers and PP). We had a cutover on Saturday and I treated myself to a bit of shopping (of course I blew my budget, when haven't I?). =P

I've got a ton of projects to do and I wish I could do all of 'em at the same time. I hope to get these done:

1. One layout for Pinky's challenge
2. One layout for Allie (using my new stamps!)
3. One layout for Tyra (due on Saturday!)
4. One mini album for Cheryl (still waiting for the photos though...)

Jerome's calling me for dinner so I better get to it.

*sigh* Saturday's sooo far away.



Hope... this looks finished! LOL =D.

This was supposed to be my entry for the Scrappersatsg "Hope" challenge (and Scrap Challenges' "Cluster" challenge too) but I ran out of steam. I was thinking of putting "you don't change" or "you stay as sweet" somewhere below the main title but I really can't seem to position it anywhere (I don't even know what font, thicker, etc to use... aaargh, so frustrating).

And so, I have this.

I'm still loving the paper though (bling will never go away!).


Kitchen Sink Stamps!

I'm a very happy bunny! =D I got the "Pretty Petals" stamp set and a super-cute owl stamp from the wonderful people of Kitchen Sink Stamps (Thanks so much Maria and Pamela!). Suffice it to say I'm currently thinking of the layouts and cards I'll be making from them. Ecstatic = Me!

In the meantime, here are some cards to share. Happy Monday!