Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cheap Finds

It's been a while since I posted something here.  I have been busy with the Christmas preparations, which started 2 months ago and still, the fuss is far from over.  Taking a break from the season's rush, I just thought of sharing some art form I am equally crazy about.

Since I started with this blog in 2008, I have been sharing only my passion with scrapbooking.  Unknown to most of my friends from scrapbook world, I also adore fashion.  Since I was in school, I already displayed some bent in fashion by providing advices to my peers on what to wear and what not to.  Even now, I still find myself giving fashion suggestions, solicited or otherwise.  While most of the items offered by branded lines are sure hits, I especially like the challenge of finding hits from not so expensive sources. I intend to devote some pages to display these cheap finds. . .  I just hope I can sustain it. 

For a start, I want to share with you these lovely shoes and a matching dress bag I sourced from one of the reasonable shops in the Metro.  For the drama this set provides, the prices are just a bargain.  They really got them all for you!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sketch # 33

I have never been sick more than 2 days after religiously taking paracetamol every 4 hours.  But since Saturday to date, I have been down with cough, colds and muscle pains.  But nothing stopped me from sneaking in to get at least one LO done for Sketch # 33 of Sketchabilities.

Here is my take:

I used here another DIY paper flower made by rolling a paper cut in spirals.  If I remember it right, this was taught by Bessie during one of our Wednesday meets.  I just had to refresh my memory on how to do it through tutorial offered in the net.  For some closer look:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Are you up for a challenge . . .

Just so I will not forget the challenges which are still up for the sake of my skill's further improvement, I want to post them here for my reference.  For those who may have time to visit my site, you may check out the following links to join.  Before I was disinclined to join challenges for fear that I may be ridiculed for having the nerve to join.  But I have realized that people in this craft are very respectful of each other's individual style and creativity.

This is Sketch 211 from Pencil Lines.  Deadline is on November 6, 2010.

These are Sketch Nos. 33 and 34 from Sketchabilities.  Deadline is on November 10, 2010.

There is another one at The Color Room. You can find the sketch at this link  Deadline is on November 5, 2010.

I hope I have the time to submit at least an entry in any of these challeges.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Recent Loot

While I intended to go to Lasting Impression just to get a puncher and few stuff to get my mojo flowing, I left Lasting with Unity Stamps, Tattered Angels Garden Blossom Trees, rub-ons from October Afternoon, Hambly stickers, Martha Steward chick family punch, and stickles.  The bill was a disaster.  There goes my Christmas bonus . . .  

On hindsight, it is nice to take a picture of what you have acquired so you wont forget what you have accumulated so far.   The picture will provide easy reference so you dont have to ravage your stash to look for something to use in your LO.

DIY Paper Flower

I was searching for online tutorial on how to make paper flowers since the ones available in the LSS are quite expensive for a one LO use.  I chanced upon one tutorial which was quite easy to follow.  I made some using a double sided cs.

I put stickles and pearls.  For some closer look:

Thanks for looking.

My Take on Creative Scrappers Sketch # 127

I saw a perfect paper for Creative Scrappers Sketch no. 127 from among my stash.  I just added some flowers, rub-ons, Fancy Pants felt, and stickles for some drama.  Other than those, I felt the paper and the picture provided for all the adornments I needed to come up with this entry.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Color Room Palette # 29

I've been loving the inspiration which The Color Room provides.  It introduces me to color combinations which I never thought would blend well together.  This is the Palette # 29:

And here is my take:


I used some misting here in this LO.  I painted on and glittered the diecut bird from Sizzix by Tim Holtz.  I sprayed on some glimmermist to the alphas to match the color requirement.  The flowers are from Prima and the doilies are from Gourdo's.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And When I was Up for It . . .

. . . an unfortunate event happened. For the past years that I have been engaged in the craft, very seldom do I join challenges for lack of confidence. After brazing enough courage, I finally decided to join one sponsored by The Color Room. After taking pictures of my LO, alas, I couldnt find my camera cable(?). Being an untechy person that I am, the most treasured possessions I have, as an accessory to my art, are my hubby's Nikon camera pre-set for my competence (or lack of it) and the cable where I could transfer pictures to the computer without much intellectual exercise. Lo and behold, the cable is missing and no amount of effort to locate it proved successful. I heard of a card reader that reads the memory card from my camera. Got to find one of those. In the meantime, my iphone afforded me some remedy, but of course, the product is not of competitive quality. I just have to make do of it now for this post.

Here is the Color Palette # 28 from The Color Room

And here is my take:

I didnt realize the colors would go well together.

Thanks for looking.

More LO's Inspired by The Color Room, etc.

Here are more LOs inspired by The Color Room Palette #. 27, and by the photos themselves . . .

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LOs of Aly's Birthday

After some lull I finally went back again to scrapping.  I guess there is some truth to the cliche "once a scrapbooker, always a scrapbooker".  In my attempt to scrap all the pictures taken in an occasion thinking an album will not be complete without them (which may well pass as a disorder called OC), I always end up with too many pictures in a LO.  I know that an outstanding LO depends on the strength of a picture, I should then learn to choose only pictures that depict the moment's moments.  Well for this album, the OC in me prevailed.  Alas, LOs with lots and lots of pictures.
For this album, I attempted to use my stash generously for every LO.  I need to use up first before I replenish, or so I wish.   

Monday, July 19, 2010

DIY Invitation

It has been a long time since I visited this site.  I was so busy with my new RTW business venture.  However, as necessitated, I had to force my mojos to come up with an invitation for my son's 1st safari jungle themed bday on July 25, 2010.  Since I could not entrust somebody to craft my son's invitation, I boasted upon myself that I could do it on my own.  I used DCWV Safari Jungle cardstock.  For most of the diecuts, I used my Slice and its Think Pink, Animal Cracker and the Just Chillin cards.  I used a monkey stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The pop-up tree was from Sizzix.  We had the pictures of my son taken by Blow-up Babies at Serendra.  I cut it to complete my attempt to come up with a 3d invitation.  Nobody can appreciate it except for myself. . . so I will give myself a score of 10 for the effort. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Take on Cabbie's Class

I had the privilege to attend Cabbie's Class last February 6,2010 at Mitch's place at Visual Creations. As expected we were treated to new techniques (or at least for me) using different gel medium, i.e., clear tar gel, hard gel, pumice gel, etc. We were patiently taught the different uses of these gel media, how to image transfer, deboss using a hard gel, paint drag using clear tar gel and a lot more. It was a very tiring but fun-filled event. After the class I was dead tired. It was, however, worth it after finishing LOs resembling even at least a bit of Cabbie's. Thanks Cabbie and Mitch for making this possible.

Friday, January 29, 2010

More LOs of My Angels

With all my acquisitions for the past months, I felt I owe it to my bank account to at least use them. I especially love Sassafras Lass Jungle Bungle line and the Martha Stewart border punchers. I, likewise, had the occasion here to paint again using the Kaisercraft acrylic paint from Rekindled Moments. My Slice allowed me to scrap 2 LOs a night (a big feat indeed) with the convenience it provided. Of course, no pictures would fit for these cutie stash than the snapshots of my Butchokoy and her lovely Ate who understands why I spend more scrapbook time in making LOs of her baby brother.



Thanks for looking.