Red and Bright

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 20

I've been having a blast this weekend with the blog hop. A lot of people have visited all our blogs and showed a lot of love (hugs back to y'all!). =D I do hope we'll get to see you in the Scrapbook Challenges group! More wonderful and fun things to come for all of us. =)

I made this layout all bright and cheery as well... it was inspired by the cover of the Scrapbooks etc. April issue - lime green, yellow, red and aqua (with hints of brown).


Bazzil Basics - Scalloped White, Java

Sassafras Buttercream "Bliss", SEI Bridgeport "Tennis Court", My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Free Bird "Passion", MME flower embellishment, Thickers, Doodlebug glitter brads, red polka dot ribbon, string, felt birds from decorative clothespins (from Daiso)

Personl RAK Winner - Blog Hop

Hi there! I've just drawn the winner for my personal RAK. =D

Here is the list:

1. Simply Me
2. Rose Ann
3. Tami
4. Alex
5. Laura
6. Ann
7. Jenn C.
8. Luanne
9. Christina
10. Toby
11. Brandy
12. Rachelle
13. Scrappyart
14. Nanna T
15. LBMann
16. Tracie
17. Cheryl Kosakura
18. jeanie nieva
19. Benga
20. inara
21. Joann
22. krista
23. Parker and Emma's Mom
24. NanaBeth
25. scrappin{jewlz}
26. Dee Gallimore-Perry
27. Cropaddict
28. Cathy
29. wendipooh13
30. Stacy Milford
31. tammiejean
32. scrapbookmom79
33. tigardlilly
34. Rox-Ann
35. lovin2scrap (Amy in Kansa)
36. Chris
37. Tracey T
38. Cute#1
39. Audrey Huskins
40. Z

Congratulations Tracey! Please e-mail me your address (j_gaudia@yahoo.com) so I can send it to you the soonest.

Thank you everyone for joining this exciting blog hop! Stay tuned for Pamela to announce the winners for the other YUMMY RAKs!!! =D

Hope you join our li'l group at My Space - Scrapbook Challenges for the monthly prizes and hop by my blog as well as I may be giving out some other RAKs for some special occassions! =)

See y'all soon!


Scrapbook Challenges - DT Blog Hop 2009!

Hi there! Hope you've dropped by for the SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES BLOG HOP! And if not, what are you waiting for? Join us and hop on first to Pamela's World of Scrap!


Why join the blog hop? Here are just a few of the yummy goodies you'll be getting and what you need to do to get 'em:

1. Leave a comment on ALL the blogs participating on the hop and have a chance to win the May Scarlet Lime Kit!

2. Make a layout based on the sketch below and get a chance to win a kit from Studio Calico and the stamp set! Note: Pls post it on either Pamela's blog or Scrapbook Challenges group.

Here's the sketch for you to have fun with! I know I did, coz I made two. =D

3. Answer the special DT questionnaire and get a chance to win this awesome stamp set from Unity Stamp! Please e-mail the answers to: pamelacy@msn.com. =)

Here are the questions:

a.) Which one of the DT members can taste something from a restaurant 1 - 2 times and recreate that meal? (Such an AWESOME skill by the way)
b.) Which member of the DT almost made it to the national fencing team when she was in college?
c.) Which DT member daydreams of painting her mustang Barbie pink?
d.) Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member was missing from our blog hop this weekend?

4. Leave a comment on Pamela's blog and you get a chance to win this personal RAK from her!

5. Leave a comment on my blog and tell me a random fact about Lily to get a chance to win this personal RAK from me!

International entries are welcome! Winners will be posted on May 25th! Now don't forget to HOP ON TO THE NEXT BLOG! It's our wonderful and talented DT member Cathy Beisher!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you had fun! Some little trivia about me as you leave on your quest:

1. I have a little daughter named Jillian who was born on the same day I married the love of my life. =)
2. I love coffee! My whole family would collect Starbucks mugs too...
3. I'm currently going gaga over Bo Bunny or SEI papers, K&Co or Doodlebug embellishments, and possibly can't scrap without Thickers.
4. I almost made it to the national fencing team when I was in college.
5. I let DH "quality check" my layouts.
6. I'm playing Farm Town on Facebook, so you can also come chat and harvest on "Bunny's Farm"! =P


It's coming!


Primary Colors

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 4
"From A to Zzz"

I just submitted my latest challenge for SC - Primary Colors. I made sure to check all the previous challenges as I recently found out my "Black and White" challenge was already posted by different DTs not once, but twice! (And here I thought I was being creative, lol). I added a twist on this, for a real challenge, and came up with using fruits.

At the same time, I've been in a slump lately (not to mention, been under the weather) so I needed a boost to get my mojo going so I turned to 52's 4th sketch and came up with this bright, cheery page (reminiscent of grade school).

But fave thing about it is probably the title. =) Not too sure if I've seen it somewhere before but it really fit into the whole color-scheme, theme and feel of the page.


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 142

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 142
"My Prince"

I really adore this photo of Amy and her son "Nash" (yes, the same little boy born on Singapore's birthday, hence the nickname), it's one of her facebook profile pics and I used it to make this layout as a gift for her. We went to their house last saturday and Jillian had a blast (she was dancing and banging her head to Amy' friends' on "Rock Band"). I had a blast eating the food. The spaghetti, carbonara and cake were all simply yummy!


The origin of "chipmunk"

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 18

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mom's out there! Here's a little page I'd like to share (made for 52's latest sketch). =)

"chipmunk is the name mom and dad gave me because my cheeks were so big when I was a still a baby. My other nickname: ka-baby"

Bazzil Basics - white, java, light beige; My Little Shoebox, Enjoy Life "Circle of Friends"; White Out, Nonsense "Silly Sally"; Imaginisce, Foxy & Friends chipboard stickers; ribbon

At the moment, Jillian is watching "Chicken Little" surrounded by my scrap stuff (chipboard alphas, strips of PPs, buttons, etc), and her puzzle pieces while her dad's taking a bath. This leaves me with some blog updating time (perfect!). It's raining out and we're not sure if we're going to the mall or not (I'd like to avoid the crowds). We'll see later.



Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 141

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 141

And here's my take on this week's sketch. Notice that I'm still using the papers I bought from Urban Write: Pebbles Basics White Circle/Stripe, Basics Baby Pink Flourish and SEI Chocolat, with a little of my old stash mixed in: KI Memories lace cardstock Heartbeat Pure and Posies Pinata. Embellishments: Making Memories Shimmer Jigsaw, Pebbles Chips, Bazzil Basics white and Vellum.

It's too bad this didn't make it to the {Create} "Snip, Snip" challenge (this is the first time I cut out the subject of the photo) but I hope it's not the last of the layouts I'll be doing with a lot of hand-cutting.



Mama's Boy

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch #17
"Mama's Boy"

Just uploaded this page today and I'm thinking there are too few embellishments on this one (like the swirls from the sketch). Then again, it would look too girly considering the photo is of Janis and Sebastian. I do love the color for a boy's page (I seem to always use orange for some reason) and the pink is muted so it adds a cute touch (for Janis).

Cardstock - Bazzil Basics in White, Java; Pebbles Inc Basics white circle/stripe, Basics sun yellow flower/dot, Skipping Along Collection "Carefree"; SEI Chick-a-dee; Thickers Shoebox, ribbon and mini brads