Saturday, November 26, 2011


One of my favorite LSS, Lasting Impression, is having a month long anniversary celebration.  They are offering a kit per week for just P800 each (about $18) with lots and lots of PP and some embellies.  The challenge is to come up with at least eight (8) layouts to be eligible for a prize.  Not being a fast scrapbooker, naturally I didn't get to pick a prize.  But since I owe it to my depleting financial resources to at least make the most of the kit so I made as many LOs as possible.  I made nine (9) so far, the other one will be my submission for SYC so I have deferred its posting.  I still have few papers left.  I think I can still stretch it to two (2) more.  In the meantime, I want to share with you my layouts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sketch 59 is on at Sketchabilities

There is a kind of excitement I feel whenever I do my layout based on Karan's sketches (at Sketchabilities).  It somehow suits my current style of making clustered embellishments in 2 equally-weighted sides (almost at least).  

Also, I especially like her sketches because of its multi photo use, an opportunity for me to use up the photos piling up. 

Sketch # 59

My take:

Title: The Many Faces of Joachim

While I cannot seem to make a layout without flowers, I did go easy on my floral embellishments to fit my boy layout.

Supplies: CS: AC; PP: Echo Park Victoria Gardens Picket Fence, Botanical Ballad, Sunshine; Sticker: Crate Paper Phrases and Thrift Shop; Alpha: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; Rubon: Lily Bee Design Three Little Bird Accent; Border: Crate Paper Portrait Collection; Die: Sizzix TH Alterations Mini Paper Rosette.

Please visit the site and be inspired by the different interpretations of the DT.  Do not forget to link up your take.

Thank you for dropping by.

Scrap Your Crap Mist Challenge

I am happy to share with you my first submission for Scrap Your Crap.  The November challenge is for those who built up an array of mists among their stash but do not get to use them up.  I know, many of us are guilty as charged.  Its time to bring them out and spray them to your heart's content.  This month's challenge requires you to make use of at least THREE different mists or color sprays.  For those who do not have much mists, you can use paint instead.

My take:

Title: Because of You

Supplies:  CS: AC; PP: Echo Park Victoria Gardens Sunshine, Botanical Ballad, and Delightful Doilies: Journalling Cards and Element Stiickers: EP Victoria Gardens; Chipboard: Dusty Attic Picket Fence, Bird Cage by Prima item 551247, Clock by Heidi Swapp; Flowers: Prima Arcadian Collection Rosy/Eminence Collection; Stamps: Technique Tuesday Favorite Memories by Ali Edwards and Stampers Anonymous Stuff to Say; Canvass: Prima Resistant Canvass item 551612; Alpha: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; Mists: Memories Mists in Mango Lemonade, MR Maya Mists in Charcoal, and Tattered Angels Pineapple; Paint: Dabber Paint in Pearl White; Others: Glimmer Glaze in Mellow Yellow.

Please visit SYC and be inspired by the submissions of the DT.  Hope to see your project.

Thank you for dropping by.

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Word at Bird is the Word

Bird is the Word has a new challenge word - Adore.  This perfectly fits the title of one of my favorite layouts previously done for an ebook.   I am just glad to share it at BITW.

My take:

Title: Adoration (I have so much for you)

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages A Sweet Life (Miracles Occur); Flowers: Prima Symphony Blend Blue and Symphony Amoroso Pink; Chipboard: Maya Road; Die: Sizzix TH Alterations Dress Form; Bling: Prima Say It in Crystals; Rub-on: Fancy Pants Key Lime Pie; Medium: TH Distressing Ink Broken China; TH Alcohol Ink in Lettuce and Bottle, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pineapple, Memories Mists in Blue Martini; Sticker; Stamps: HA Manuscript; Sticker: My Big Ideas Childhood Slang Sticker; Others: TH Idea-ology Fragment Charms; Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Last For Little Shop of Sketches

Some good things had to end.  Sadly, Little Shop of Sketches has to close down.  This means one forum out from where inspiration can be obtained.  I guess everything happens for a reason.  I just wish the challenge owner, Tanya Leigh, the best of luck.

Now for the last Sketch:

My take:

Title: A Star is Born

Pardon my inability to include the materials used.  I made this a long time ago and I could not find the paper where I listed all the suppliers.  At any rate, the patterned papers are from Webster's Pages;  the bird cage, bird, butterfly and flowers are dies from Sizzix; alphas are from AC; stamp is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sketch # 58 at Sketchabilities

Is it just me or the sketches at Sketchabilities really exude a great aura of femininity.  I could not help myself but embellish my layouts with tons of flowers that my daughter had to stop me for overdoing it.  But isn't art about self-expression? Is there really "too much" in art? Well, you be the judge. :D

With this lovely sketch, can you fault me?

My take:
Title: My Fair Lady

I used here Victoria Garden by Echo Park. I so love the softness of this line.  Everything is about femininity.  I hope to do more girly layouts using this line very soon. 

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