Saturday, July 31, 2010
... I know I shouldn't do this, but I couldn't resist seeking this picture of one of Reddy's competitor in. What can I say... that doggie really stole my heart when it comes to cuteness (but Reddy is still number 1!!)...lol
supplies used include:
cardstock: american craft (white, red); pattern paper: american crafts (abode colleciton); thickers: american crafts (apartment); chipboard embellishments: american crafts (buttons - abode collection) and GCD studios (star); star pin: maya road; embossing powder: american crafts (double coated); rub-ons: hambly; brads: american crafts
Also just wanted to let everyone know that because I've been traveling this month, I was not able to work on Magpie Club - August Kit. I know that Tara has the sneaks of the kit up on her blog and it's super yummy... there's some Echo Park and those gorgeous trims from webster pages goodies too!
and guess who I got to meet up with in London....yes, that's Shimelle!!!! (in person). I was so so so so speechless and super nervous when I met her. I just adore her work and am always inspired by it... and couldn't believe that I was meeting her in person and on top of that, she came to my rescue. thanks so much for the cardstock, you're definitely a life saver!!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
for today, thought I would share some lily bee layouts that were recently posted on the lily bee blog... I just adore the lovely collection and have finally tried using some of the pink papers from the collection...
using bits and pieces here there and that awesome butterfly chipboard from GCD Studios; super happy I found those, really like the different sizes that are included. also did a little bit of stamping on it, just to give it some texture but yet the bare look.
and finally put that pack of hambly stitching rub-ons to good use, can't wait to see their new collections for CHA-S.
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts (white); pattern paper: lily bee (lovely collection); stamp: technique tuesday; rub-ons: lily bee (text) and hambly (stitching); punch: EK Success; chipboard: lily bee (buttons, orange flower), GCD Studios (butterflies) and Maya Road (alphas); mist: maya road; flower: prima; flower pins: maya road.
and another layout using the same collection - lovely - from lily bee, but this time around went for the 11 x 8.5 page layout.
I honestly can't get enough of these run-ons, just love love love love them!!! and how so true all those statements are... (at least at the moment..lol... knock on wood tooo).
also used some of those gorgeous ribbons from one of my fav etsy store MemrieMare to add a touch of elegancy and of course, could resist adding in the new star pin from maya road (really looking forward to their new release, there's just so many things that I would love get).
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts (white); pattern paper: lily bee (lovely collection); mist: maya road; chipboard: lily bee; star pin: maya road; ribbon: memriemare etsy store; rub-ons: lily bee; stamp: studio calico (coffee stain stamp).
and guess what I saw on 2peas just now...
and just a little something that screams LONDON (at least to me) ...lol
thanks again for stopping by and all the wonderful comments
appreciate it always :)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
for the mean time, here's a little something using the lovely collection ...
i also found these cute butterfly sheers from maya road (been digging through all my old stash as I need to make some major room or all the new goodies)... and did a little bit of stamping on these to add a bit more texture... and also a few more close ups of all the different techniques I used on this layout...
supplies used included:
cardstock: bazzill basic (kraft) and american crafts (brown); pattern paper: lily bee (lovely collection); butterfly sheer, crystal, mist, leaf pin: maya road; flower: prima; rub-ons: lily bee
and just wanted to say a big big thank you to Pam for featuring me today on her blog Ideas of Scrapbookers (well it was actualy yesterday - Friday)... and I also shared my misting technique over there too... check out the details here...
thanks again for stopping by and off now to explore london...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
made this one to play along with their current challenge and also based on a sketch provided by none other than the super talent Anam (I just adore her sketches, they are just so fun to work with and allows you to go the beyond). And I was also inspired by one of MME designers - Sonia - with the super cute little flowers from the collection, that started cutting mine out too.
and of course, using the STAMPING BELLA stamp there to add of a bit of touch, I really starting to like the effect of using ink other than the norm of black and brown... and also some more doily from the Etsy store... these really do add the perfect touches to a page...
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: my mind's eye; pearl swirl: prima; butterfly punch: martha stewart; doily: freshvintage78
Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thus far, I haven't seen much other than the hotel and the office, but can't wait till the weekend, hope to have a chance to explore the city. (ps. any recommendations are more than welcome on the must dos & must eat here & if there are any scrapbook stores nearby - staying at paddington area...lol)
Well gotta run for now... but I do have tons of layouts to share in the next few days (had been scrapping non stop before coming... and hoping to get by without having to scrap for the next few weeks...lol)
Friday, July 16, 2010
and my layout using these gorgeous colors and also the designer challenge for this week - transparencies.
supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: pink paislee; transparencies: hambly; paper flowers: prima; brads: american crafts; pearl pin: maya road; frame: melissa frances; stamp: stamping bella; chipboard alphas: american crafts; ribbon: memriemare (etsy); yellow doily flower: sweetvintage78 (etsy)
thanks again everyone for stopping by and hope you'll be able to join in the fun over at Color Combo Galore. also which new CHA S 2010 collections are you guys drooling over? I've got my wish list up and running on the right side.... what can I say, just loving all the new goodies and can't wait for them to arrive at my LSS...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
and here's a little something with the super fun Abode Collection from American Crafts... I just adore the solid colors of this collection and it was the first thing I grab when I wanted to scrap the pictures from my last weekend in Bangkok.
it's a two page layout - using two 8.5"x11" pages and a little something to celebrate the our second place winning (hoping that next time we would get the #1!!! was so so so so close) and also my sister's first show in Bangkok (we'll see how long she keeps this one up - or at least until she finds a job. speaking of which... know anyone looking for an infrastructure economist?)
(a little introduction) just wanted to also introduce our latest addition to the family... Reddy!! (his full name is AM CAN CH Chrisendo Call Waiting aka Reddy) and we're keeping our fingers cross that we would be able to also add TH to his list of championships. and yes, in addition to my love for scrapbooking, I also have a small pomeranian kennel back home in Bangkok.
and couldn't stop playing with these super fun chipboard pieces from GCD studios. this time around, got out my american crafts embossing powder for some super glossy finish. (I double embossed the chipboards for the solid finish look).
and before disappearing again... here's a little sneak of one of the layouts for my up and coming class at MWL next month. hope to see some you there :)
thanks for stopping by everyone!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
here's one that I did for this week color combos galore challenge
Sunday, July 4, 2010
ready for some more magpie club love? here's another layout based on this month sketch by Julie Bonner... using some more studio calico and girl paperie goodies.
and here's julie sketch for this month magpie club sketch challenge (you can use any goodies for this, it doesn't have to be magpie club kits and remember your layouts are due by the end of the month.) good luck!
and my take on the sketch... couldn't resist adding a bit of misting too. also finally did the topic that I've been wanting to do for a while now. Everytime I go back to bangkok the one thing that I always do is stop by the chatujak market (not only to buy the flowers and other goodies) but to get the MUST HAVE drink... CAIPIRINHAS!!
Yes, I am super addicted to these, especially the cachaca that is used. I still remember the business trip to Brazil awhile back - some of my collegues there introduced me to this cachaca bar in curitiba where all they served was the different types of cachaca (over 100 types and its cachaca only, not mixed as caipirinha). there was this type of cachaca that you could drink as is... straight... and it's soo soo good and super sweet tooo (and it was more than 15+% alcohol). love it and wish I could find it again... calling out to all brazilians out there... could you please let me know what it's called... please.
supplies: Magpie Club July Kit (note the vanilla and red cardstock and twine are not included in the kit).
thanks for stopping by and there's only a few more of this kit left if you haven't gotten one (more details here) and also a big thank you to everyone for your support with the flowers....
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Here are two of the layouts using the super fun cosmo cricket joyride papers and stickers... I just love this collection, especially that super cute helicopter...
and when I saw these purple flowers... I couldn't help laughing as purple is just not my color, but when it's mixed with this collection... oh I just love them! and yes, again yellow clouds... lol
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and here's another layout using more cosmo cricket goodies in the kit... and all through out, I was so tempted to do a bit of misting... but surprisingly, I like how the raw chipboard letters turned out on this one... and you can pretty much tell that I made this one right after the first one... I just couldn't let go of my latest punch from EK Success... so in love with it at the moment.
although Tara put the kit together with a travel theme in mind... who says, you had to use them for a travel layout right? for this one... mixed abit of the studio calico and the girl paperie goodies together for something a little different... everyday life.
I didn't think much of it when we took this picture, but the more I look at it... I realize that it's the small little things in life that make us smile (the big ones are the ones that either makes us laugh or cry); and it's these little things that we should be more aware off - or atleast I should. Also another thing I noticed is that the butterfly isn't perfect... bits of its wing are missing, but it doesn't stop it from living. Nothing in life is perfect, I guess it's what you make of it that really counts.... (piradee ranting on...)
also... finally gave in to the misting desire and I did try very very hard to avoid the banner (hence the star), but then... couldn't resist. (fyi - the vanilla cardstock and twine are not included in the kit).
well hopefully, I've inspired you abit... and better head on over to Magpie Club before these kits disappear (last month kit was sold out in two days!). thanks again for stopping by =)
ps. I should have my take on this month Magpie Club sketch challenge up after the weekend