Monday, September 26, 2011

Sketch 94 is Up at Little Shop of Sketches

Sketch 94 is Up at Little Shop of Sketches.  Head on to the site for some inspiration.  The lovely sketch is provided again by our very own Ashley Van Etten.  Don't you love this sketch with its great possibilities waiting to be explored.

My take:

I was so inspired by the sweet, soft and feminine touch of Prima's Celebrate Jack and Jill collection.  It was just sad that I  discovered this line from our LSS (Lasting Impression) quite late already so I was just able to catch few PPs.  I particularly used the Be Mine and Sweet Valentine.   They perfectly matched the sweet photo of my daughter.

Had some stickles overload to put some sparkle on my layout.  I so love the paper that I used the excess paper as a ribbon.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please do visit LSS and upload your take on the ning site.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tree Hugger at Paper Issues

Paper Issues' tree hugger theme is up.  You can interpret the theme in whatever way you want.  As long as you use paper and you are good to go.  Link up as many projects as you want.  You have until September 30 to link up.

For this theme, I submitted the DIY invitation I made for my son's 1st birthday jungle party.  I just love this invitation.  It was indeed a product of love.

Supplies: PP by DCWV Jungle; CS by AC; Dies:  Sizzix 3d tree and MM Slice Animal crackers.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you at Paper Issues.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 15th Challenge at Once Upon a Sketch

Another challenge is posed at Once Upon A Sketch.  This time, one needs to journal at least 2 lines directly on the photo.  It can be handwritten, print on the photo, use journalling strips on the photo and other ideas that you can think of. They are putting a twist on this challenge.  Anyone can vote on her favorite page on the 30th of September.  The top 5 layouts which will get the highest votes will win.  So I am begging you, please show some love please. :D

My take:

I love this photo of myself and my daughter. She is simply adorable and her smile just exudes her zest for life.  I need to apologize though for the background nuisance, need to work on my photoshop asap.

I got the chance to use my newly acquired masking tape by Marks (?) purchased from Lasting Impressions (LSS). Oh! And they have hundreds of designs. Couldn't decide which to buy first.  For a closer look:

Supplies will follow . . . 

If you like this (I dear hope so), please head on to OUAS and vote for it on September 30.  Thank you for your generosity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sketchabilities DT

Yehey! I made it!

The Color Room Palette # 75

The Color Room Palette # 75 had me ravaging on my stash to look for the subdued color requirement. Since I do not have patterned papers that matched exactly with the same color palette, I made use of some misting instead.

I dressed up the die dress form with tool.  I just mist on the tool to match the color palette.  

I used my lace supplies which have been lying on my stash for years already.  Need to use it to have a reason to replenish.

Supplies: PP: Sassafras Life is Beautiful Felicity; CS by AC; Transparency by Hambly; Alpha: Tiny Tape by Cosmo Cricket; Twine by Pink Paislee; Stamp: Its About Time by Inque Boutique and Old Writing by Hero Arts; Clock by Dusty Attic; Butterfly Garden Pink; Ink: Versafine in Vintage Sepia; Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels in Autumn Leaves and Rum Raisin. Chipboard Clock by Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for dropping by.

New Challenge Word at Bird is the Word - Share

Have I told you that I am addicted to sketches and challenges? :D If you breathe, dream and live to scrap, your brain doesn't stop to wonder the next layout to work on.  And what better way to start than to seek inspiration from challenge blogs that provide sketches or challenges, especially those which I visit time and again.

Bird is the Word has a new challenge word - SHARE! The page should use the word SHARE on a layout as a title or include in the journalling.  

Title: Precious Memories Shared

Obviously, I could not get enough of the challenge word so I used both in my title and journal.

Journal: May your countless childhood memories shared together be the strong foundation to cherish and maintain a lifetime of incomparable sibling love for each other.

I used a technique taught in one of Iris Uy's classes.  I put alcohol inks in the fragment charm and stamped on the other side using Staz-on.

Supplies: PP: Emma Shoppe Collection (Sweets and Dresses); Echo Park Metropolitan Dots & Stripes: CS: AC; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp Clock and Dusty Attic Small Lamp Post; Die Cut: October Afternoon Night Light Shapes; Mask: Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Brick Template; Flowers by Prima; Alphas: AC Thickers in Emerald and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Alphas; Stamps: Technique Tuesday Life in Pictures by Ali Edwards, Hero Arts Old Writing and Heidi Grace Designs; Transparency: New Laced with Grace Peek-a-boos by Glitz; Dies: Sizzix TH Fence and Mini Bird Cage Set; Mists/Inks: Maya Mists, Versafine in Onyx Black, Stazon in Black, TH Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink; Others: Butterfly by Pink Paislee.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Week 2 Challenge is Up at Sassy Lil' Sketches

There are a lot of challenge blogs you will find in the net and you will notice that there are just few blogs that you often come back for some inspiration.  This is true for me at Sassy Lil' Sketches.  Before my DT stint at SLS, I always get inspiration from SLS because the sketches are so simple and yet provide for  enough stimulation to explore.

The September Week 2 Challenge:

Since I am still into my OCness with Echo Park Metropolitan Dots and Stripes, I used the combination of the Ruby small dot and Tuxedo small dot patterned papers and their coordinated paper back to create this page. I used rub-ons from different manufacturers to complete the "Family" theme. The flowers are one of those DIY using also the pp of EP.

Hope you can join us and link up your take at SLS.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sketch # 93 is Up at Little Shop of Sketches

Hey friends! Sketch 93 is up at Little Shop of Sketches.  You will surely be inspired as I was.  With the simplicity of the sketch, your imagination is left with so much room to explore.  And who wouldn't be inspired with those circle patterns (yay, again!).  

Sketch 93 (by our very own Ashley Van Etten):

My  take:

Title: Father & Son Bonding

Did again Iris Uy's mix media brick element to match the brick mask. :D I used Kaiser paints and dipped bottle cover of 2 sizes and stamped on the page.

Supplies: Echo Park Metropolitan Dots & Stripes; Stamps: Technique Tuesday Kids are Cool and Favorite Memories, both by Ali Edwards; Twine: Pink Paislee Soiree; Alphas: AC Thickers Nutmeg; Paint: Kaiser Colour in Line & Sea Breeze; Mask: Mini Bricks by Crafter's Workshop; Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black; Embossing Powder: Holographic by Ranger; Transparency Clock by Maya Road; Imagination Circles in Fire & Ocean.

Please join and upload your take at our Ning site.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sketchabilities No. 54

I was looking for some inspiration to finish the remaining sheets of EP Dots and Stripes.  I searched for some sketch challenges that were up.  The current sketch at Sketchabilities caught my fancy.  I think, I have mentioned quite a number of times how I get so much inspiration from sketches with circular patterns and Sketch 54 is not an exception.

Here is the sketch:

My take:

And my love affair with twine started (late bloomer eh).  Thanks for Cassie Box of Paper Issues for getting me those lovely twines by Pink Paislee.

I finished this in speed as my adrenalin was still high because of the Scraplifting game played at Pinoyscrapbookers (local scrapbook group).  To cut a long story short, I failed to take note of the supplies used, the particular lines and manufacturers.  As best as my memory will serve me, the PP are of course, from EP Metropolitan Dots & Stripes; CS is from AC; flowers are from Prima and Maya Road; Bird Cage, Stamps and Twine are from Pink Paislee; Transparency and Mists from Maya Road; Weathered Clock from Sizzix.  

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September 1st Challenge is Up at Once Upon a Sketch

One of my favorite sketch challenge blogs, Once Upon a Sketch, has a new challenge.  This time, the journalling criteria is to have a year which is memorable to you as the title, and there must be a journal at least 2 lines discussing why.

As an additional inspiration, a lovely sketch is provided:

My take:

Title: 2011

I used the sketch in 2's using small pictures of my son.

Did some stamping of Prima musical notes on the buttons using Stazon.

Journal: Since the first few signs of developed motor skills, you have been thumping on any object you can reach to create a sound.  So on your second birthday, we couldn’t think of anything but to give you a drum set.  Boy! You were so happy and excited! You played like a pro . . . Ooops! You’ve got here a stage parent in the making.

Supplies: Echo Park Metropolitan Dots and Stripes; Cuttlebug Musical Note Die; Technique Tuesday Stamp by Ali Edwards; Prima Stamp; Tickets.

Thanks for looking.