Stephanie's Blog Candy

Happy Weekend! =)

I took a leave from work yesterday, feeling a little tummy flu (but mostly just escaping the office, LOL). I was *positive* I'd get a few layouts done but nooo, my mojo was nowhere to be found. I'm seeing a pattern here... I don't scrap a month or so, and then when I do start the pages just come out 1-2-3. Then I get to the 5th or 6th page then after that I totally can't make the next one. So frustrating!

So now, I'm blog-hopping to get more ideas and I stumbled on this yummy blog candy from Stephanie:

It ends on Tues. (Sept. 1).


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 157

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 157

My take on the latest sketch from Pamela. It started out quite different (different PPs though the pink color is kind of the same). It's a bit of a stretch from the original sketch, but I just couldn't help making a layout for this photo of Kayla.

I'm gonna enter this on the {Create} challenge as well due to the paper-pieced li'l Japanese girl (At last, I did a layout with one!).


I See You!

July 2009 PageMaps
"i see you!"

Something different! Yep, tried my hand at one of the sketches in PageMaps and this was what I came up with. Mr. Sun wasn't shining as brightly so I didn't get a really nice photo of the layout (the colors are a bit lighter in real life). Still, I'm very satisfied with the outcome. =)

Still loving that MLS!

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 156

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 156
"my lil cook"

I did it, I did it! But I was too late sending to Pamela. =( Darn it. I was a bit too OC about adding more embellies - I just had to add the 3 li'l birdies at the bottom. MLS just makes it so easy to do cute. That and Sassafras Lass... =)


Cupcakes and Donuts

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 31
"hey cupcake"

Why donuts? I'm eating a donut right now while trying to post (DD is being very clingy and whiny today, but maybe because she's just excited about going out to a birthday party).


Shabby Chic


How is everyone? Me... am doing great! Even if a little under the weather. Have been sick (still!) with a cold for almost 2 weeks now and even passed it on to poor li'l Jillian. We took her to the doctor because she couldn't keep her food down (seems she had a stomach virus/flu). She just needed some medicine and thank God she's all better now - just in time for Nash's first birthday party tomorrow (she's gonna be dressed up as Wonder Girl for the costume party).

Got "tickled pink" this past week and finished this layout. Then dropped by Pamela's and found this irresistible blog candy. Check it out!


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 155

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 155
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

This is my take on Rowee's sketch for SC. The title says it all... =D I wish I'd done some journalling on this but I didn't know where to put it. I was a little put off by the stitching here (which is awful) and I wish there was a better way I could've done it (maybe I should've used string? Same as the knots on top of the red polka-dot border).

I added the white "pompom" ribbons on friday when I visited MWL and bought (yet again!) more stash. I'm wishing I bought more than 1 meter each of those (I got them in green, black, white and pink).

Bazzil Basics cardstock - White, GCD Studios Paris Nights Collection "Saint Martin", October Afternoon Cherry Hill "New Apron", October Afternoon "Egg Basket", Imaginisce Twitterpated "Critter Chatter", Pebbles Inc Basics "Red Flower/Dot", Maya Road "Birds of a Feather" chipboard, American Crafts Thickers "By the Yard", Icicle Stickles



My first attempt at a kind of "vintage" look. I don't know if the camera setting was too bright but the photo I took of this layout doesn't capture as much of the distressed (or "old") look I was going for. The bling doesn't stand out as well. The Prima flowers I used are so pretty, I bought another (small) pouch which I used in another layout which I can't finish coz I'm trying to find those Prima pearl flourishes which sadly, I think, may be out of stock at the LSS here. As for the flowers, I bought 4 small pouches just today (different styles of course) and was trying to find more of those really pretty ones but I can't find 'em! *sigh*. I think I'm gonna have to shop online for those.

My Mind's Eye The Spider's Web "Haunted Parlor" paper, KI Memories Pop Culture "Hopscotch Black", K&Co Brianna Floral Collage flat paper, Webster's Pages Sweet as Cherry Pie "...Fly a Kite", Prima Say it in crystals, Prima Gallery Roses Rousseau, Hamby Journalling bits, K&Co Grand Adhesions, My Mind's Eye Flirty "Play" mini die cut, Basic Grey Olio rub-ons, Icicle Stickles, Versa Magic - Cloud White, Dew Drop Brilliance - Graphite Black, American Crafts Thickers "By the Yard", Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste cardstock stickers