Sunday, June 30, 2013

You Are My Sunshine

Freshly found another great challenge blog called LIFE PAPER SCRAPBOOK, an online publication from Australia. Tons of stunning projects and inspiration. And do not forget to check their ISSUE 2 it's Out Now!!

For their June Colour Challenge, DT provides great pages with these color inspiration.

Decided to combine this with June Title Challenge
"You Are My Sunshine" at Scrappin Peeps 
by Shelby

Supplies :
  • patterned paper - Fancy Pants, Pebbles
  • badge - Studio Calico
  • wood veneer - Recollection
  • alphas - EK and Simple Stories
  • pens - Staedtler
  • spray ink - Mister Huey's and Dylusion
  • stencil - Heidi Swapp
  • ink pad - Memento

OLW - Grateful

              "Insecurity is one of my imperfections I always deal. I always have a hard time to appreciate and believe in myself. It takes a lot of encouragement and support before I set my foot forward. I push myself to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. Enjoy, learn and have fun to develop my creativity. Meet new friends and enjoy with new company. And these help me a lot to overcome my insecurities. And I am GRATEFUL for this."  June 2013
"GRATEFUL" is my 2013 OLW (One Little Word) and for this month OLW Challenge at Scrappin' Peeps, Robyn added a recipe twist with the following ingredients (use atleast 4 or 5)
  • laces or ribbons
  • flowers
  • patterned paper as a background
  • blings
  • strips of paper
  • twines or floss

frame created using spray ink, click HERE
for more details

I embossed bird wooden veneer from Michaels
using my very first heat tool, WOO HOO!!!
Supplies :
  • patterned paper - Crate Paper
  • spray ink - Dylusion
  • leaves - Dollarama
  • wood veneer, gesso, lace - Michaels
  • flowers - Michaels, Prima and from Heather M - thanks Heather!
  • stencil - TCW mini chicken wire
  • pens - Staedtler
  • twine - American Crafts
  • ink pads - Memento

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Scrapping Circles

I do love polka dots, tiny drops  and splatters but I always have a hard time to create a page with circles. It took ages before I complete a page with round elements. Heather from Scrappin Peeps inspires us to make a page using below sketch and I combined it with AAB (About A Boy - Going In Circles).

Sketch by Becky Fleck

To create the above lines, unscrew the
 whole lid of spray ink and use it as a pen.
Supplies :
  • patterned paper - Authentique, EK, MME
  • cardstock - DCWV
  • spray ink - Dylusion , Cut Grass ; Mister Huey's , Manila
  • "Santa's Little Helper" - Making Memories
  • "Noel" - Deja Views
  • journaling alphas - EK and Bo Bunny
  • others - Dollar Shop

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Today Is The Day!

Today is my official introduction being Design Team Member at ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenge. This is one dream come true. Please click HERE for more details.

And do not forget to jump in to our special challenge this month. Use the image below as inspiration to create a page. Interpret it in any way. Color, shape, fish, anything!

My take

CLICK HERE to submit your take and win exciting prizes.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

PLS (Paper Lovers Studio) Card Sketch#3

Just love the simplicity of their sketch. Neat and easy to follow. Works well in any kind of occasions. Combined with Kay's monochromatic card challenge over at Scrappin Peeps.


Supplies :
  • cardstocks - DCWV
  • sentiments - stamp from Hampton Art
  • ink - Memento, tuxedo black
  • washi tape - Target and Bazzil
  • others - Fiskars Circle cutter


Saturday, June 22, 2013


Happy Summer Everyone! So bright and lovely. Everything is full of life and colors when its summer. Just like this week challenge at About A Girl (AAB) - Use Bold Colors and Patterns. Oh boy, this is a real challenge for me. I may use bold colors in my pages but bold patterns? Not really...I needed Mr. Mojo for this one.
This is an 8 x 8 page with black and white photo.

threaded beads through ribbons
altered white flowers using spray ink to turn into orange
Supplies :
  • patterned paper - Colorbok, thanks Connie
  • die cut frame - from Heather M, thanks!
  • leaves - Filstar, Philippines
  • ribbon, beads and flowers - Michaels
  • spray ink - Dylusion, squeezed orange
  • cardstock - DCWV
  • pleated border - Bazzil
  • "adorable" phrase - Prima


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Why do I Love Tea?

Especially Green Tea ...Here are some of the benefits of drinking green tea:
  • Defense Against Free Radicals
  • Helps Fight Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Diseases
  • Aids in Weight Loss and Metabolism
  • Reduces Your Risk to Heart Diseases and Cancer
  • Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels in the Body
  • Eases Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
  • Helps Repair Your Immune System
  • Prevents Tooth Decay by Destroying Bacteria and Plaque
  • Great Anti-Bacterial Properties Help Fight Infection
  • Fights Bone Loss
  • Helps You to Relax and Focus
So when Mandi create a "Why do you something" challenge at Scrappin Peeps, I decided to go for tea.

Drippings is actually stain from real tea bag,
 I even used the orginal tag.
  • patterned paper + embellishments - Crate Paper
  • cardstock - Recollection
  • doily - Wilton, inked by Memento (tuxedo black)
  • pearl - Dollarama
  • pens - Staedtler
  • fonts - Papyrus and Corbel

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Winged Beauty

This week challenge over Frosted Designs is to use below sketch with a twist! Create a project that has wings on it. This can be a butterfly, bird, fly, airplane, angels.

my take

  • patterned paper - Crate Paper
  • canvas, butterflies wood veneer - Dollarama
  • doily - Wilton
  • trim - Michaels
  • circle elements/embellishments - Crate Paper
  • alphas - "the" Jenni Bowlin thanks Laurie! attached to DCWV cardstock; "winged"Basic Grey; "beauty" Dollarama
  • ink - Tattered Angel, Glimmer Mist -almost black

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ampersand and Paint Chip

As part of the last Club CK Issue Challenge , Devra (BeachGal) issue a challenge to use ampersand (&). I took a chance to combine this with "Ombre" challenge by Heather (ScrapHappyLady) from Scrappin Peeps .

this ombre look is made out of paint chips.
Recycle them after use. Don't throw.
  • patterned paper - Crate Paper, Studio Calico
  • cardstock - DCWV and Benjamin Moore paint chips
  • "&" - K & Company
  • alphas - Jenni Bowlin, thanks Laurie! attached to DCWV cardstock
  • tag - Crate Paper
  • sticker label -Pinkpaislee
  • paper banners - Heidi Swapp
  • pen- Staedtler
  • flower - Recollection

Embossing - Old Fashion Way

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine's great! My Sunday afternoon ended up WONDERFUL! Got a new bag! Yay! *big smile*. It's a casual shoulder bag with great prints and color. Love it!

Beautiful prints right? Just want to have this print in my page. Maybe, in a patterned paper, embellish or even an embossed image of this. Speaking of embossed image, Irma from Scrappin Peep inspires us to make a card using any embossing technique (either stamping & heat embossing, dry embossing or an embossing folder). Believe me or not, I have no embossing tool, that means no embossing powder too. So I came up with another idea. Did it in old fashion way.

Here's how :

  attach wood veneer on the cardstock

place patterned paper on top, rub with colored
                                         pencil until image reveal

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My First DT Adventure - ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenge

Last month, 30th of May, I tried my luck to be part of  ScrapStuffz "Inspired By " Challenge Design Team. Please click HERE to see my DT application. And guess what?! YES! I made it!

ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenge is a newly organized challenge blog created by Stacia Brandt. Official challenge will commence on July 1st. For the meantime, please come and join us in welcoming our DT Members and take part on our little challenge and chance to win two(2) packs of Studio Calico Wood Veneers.

CHALLENGE - use the image below as inspiration to create a page. Interpret it in any way. Color, shape, fish, anything!

Click HERE to join the fun and get a chance to win exciting prizes! Thanks.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Heart Doilies

Along with their June first Guest Designer, Tone-Lil, About A Girl (AAG) team inspire everyone to  create a page using doily or doilies in the background, June 1st - Doilies.

I got this heart doily particularly the red one from Dollarama last V-day, white one from Michaels. What a great excuse to use them for this challenge.

  • patterned paper - Crate Paper
  • stencil - TCW Hexagons
  • doilies - red (Dollarama), white (Michaels)
  • abaca fibers - from the Philippines, thanks Connie!
  • journaling cards, tabs - Heidi Swapp
  • wooden tag - K & Company
  • pens - Staedtler
  • feathers- ZFP, thanks Hope!
  • flower - Prima
  • others - gesso (Michaels)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"JUNE " - Scrap This Sketch Challenge

COLLECTION CLOSED - Please click HERE to see our WINNER, thanks!

Hello everyone. I had so much fun doing my anniversary challenge and celebration last month. So I decided to throw another challenge this month. A sketch challenge. It will be a month long challenge. For this month, my friend Connie will join us. This is her first mixed media page. She played with a very interesting choice of colors and used fun elements. Her title and journaling tells and showcase her photos very well. So glad she joined me here in my first sketch challenge. At the end of the month, Connie will pick a winner and we will send a scrappy goodies.