Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hello again!

Dear blog friends and readers...Hello again!

Yes, it has been 5 months since my last post - 5 long months!  Have had some lows and some highs during that time, lots of activities and chores.  The coming new year will bring new changes, too.

I've missed blogging and blog-hopping!  No scrapbook page made all this while, BUT i have been crafting -  those have kept me sane :)  Most crafts i've done are for my boys' school activities.  But now the Christmas holidays have come around, i couldn't stay away from crafting any more.

In September of last year, i made this for my house project:

 This year, in October, i did this:

It is an altered Maya Road Trinket Box, painted white.  For the frames with photos in them, I've kept the same pattern throughout - loopy border, patterned papers, stamps, die-cuts - to give some sort of cohesiveness.

For the other frames, i stuck to the same colors as much as possible.

Here are some close-ups:

The die-cut alphas (PTI) are covered with Glossy Accents, and they sit on top of layered papers and transparency.

The "peace" word has been die-cut with shimmery paper (DCWV) and i've put Stickles on the outline.  I've also used Framed-Out #1 die (PTI) to frame some layered stickers and fussy-cut birds (Lawn Fawn paper).  The star is from a Maya Road pin (which i've pulled out). Added some Buttons Galore cuties and Prima bling.
This is actually the first frame that i did for this tray.  I've stamped and heat-embossed the teal images (PTI).  On another piece of patterned paper (MME) die-cut with Half & Half die (PTI), i stamped and heat-embossed another PTI image.  Then layered some papers and embellies, added pearls and bling.

That's my "big" project for this year.  After this, I was still able to make a couple more smaller ones.

How are your holidays?  I hope they're going well. 

There're some very sad, heart-breaking events in the world right now, and the holidays are the worst time that they could happen.  I don't know how the families affected can cope, but my prayers are for and with them.

Thank you for taking your time to visit! I really appreciate it!

Take care!


Supply List: 
Maya Road Trinket Box; patterned papers - My Mind's Eye, Lawn Fawn, Webster's Pages, Lily Bee; cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill; stamps - Papertrey Ink, Lily Bee; inks - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Versamark; dies - Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things; stickers - Echo Park, Simple Stories; embellishments - American Crafts, Prima, Maya Road, Buttons Galore, Doodlebug, Maple Treehouse, Papertrey Ink, Kaisercraft, Ranger; Martha Stewart punch; Claudine Helmuth paint; ZIG pen; Crop-a-Dile; adhesives - Glossy Accents, EK Success, Polar, Beacon's, Inksentials, Plaid.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hexagon Coverplate!

Hello, dear readers!

Wow, it feels like i've fallen off the face of the crafting world! Haha!  Am a one-man show in our house chores this past week (and more coming) so it's been impossible to do some scrapping and card-making.  Just a quick post today to share what i was able to do before my necesarrily self-imposed crafting break :)

I just love this hexagon coverplate by Papertrey Ink!  I used it like an Impression Plate on these cards.

Hope your weekend has been great!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Supply list:
Cardstock; patterned papers - Prima (Celebrate with Jack & Jill Collection 6x6 pad); stamps (We Go Together, Just the Ticket), dies (Limitless Layers 2.25" Ovals, Ticket Border, Half & Half, Flip Flop, Coverplate: Hexagons), button (Raspberry Fizz), inks - Papertrey Ink; twine - AC; adhesives - EK Success, Kokuyo Dot Liner, double-sided tissue tape; square punch - EK Success.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pages With Papertrey Challenge #10 - LO #2

Hello!  Am back again with another layout for Leigh Penner's Pages With Papertrey Challenge #10 - to include an interactive element on the layout.

My base sketch is from Pages With Papertrey Sketch #8, although my page turned out a bit different.

Title:  You Are So Sweet

This is just my third 8.5"x11" layout.  The others are found HERE and HERE and are pre-Papertrey :)

This page is about my youngest son thinking of me when he saw this cake in the bakeshop, because he knows i watch the show all the time :)  (and that makes them watch the show, too!)  He's 3 years old, by the way :)

Here are some close-ups:

The top photo shows the interactive element, where my journalling is.  I used a brad to hold and turn the tiny tag flower to latch the "door," as my sons call it.
The bottom photo is a close-up of my Liquid Pearl-ed (supposed to be) cake (where i ruined the  piping - i couldn't get the hang of the LP yet).  This is supposed to be a replica (haha!) of the cake in the photo.  I poured Glossy Accents on the alphas; i was trying to finish up the bottle and cut the nozzle to widen it, so i got uneven Glossy Accents on the letters.

I love the patches and the tiny tags, although the page turned out to be busier than i wanted.  The photo seems to get lost, even when matted on dark brown cardstock, so i penned faux stitching around it.

Thank you for dropping by!  Have a sweet day!


Supply list:  Cardstock - Papertrey, AC; papers are from Studio Calico Singin In The Rain and Moses Supposes Kits; stamps (Tiny Tags, Simply You, Wonderful Words Additions), dies (Tiny Tags, Strawberry Patch, Block Alphabet Lowercase, Trendy Treetops), ink (Dark Chocolate), buttons - Papertrey Ink; Sizzix Framelits, Spellbinders Nestabilities; twine - My Mind's Eye; pearls - ZVA; Glossy Accents; Liquid Pearl; adhesives - Helmar, Kokuyo Dot Liner, Claudine Helmuth Studio Matte.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pages With Papertrey Challenge #10

Hello out there!

Today let me share with you layout i made for Leigh Penner's Pages With Papertrey Challenge #10 - to include an interactive element to the layout.

The sketch is from My Mind's Eye January 2012 newsletter.

Title:  Just The Cool Boys

Here's the interactive element:

I've created a low pocket and adhered it behind the "Cool" die-cut, so i could slip the journalling spot in.

The photo was taken when we went swimming with their cousins who were visiting at the time.  Their cousins always noticed how my sons' outfits are matching all the time :)  i guess it's just me not having girls and playing dolls with them haha!

Hope you're enjoying summer!  Here in Singapore, while am writing this, there's a cool breeze, making me drowsy.  Later in the evening it could be humid again :)

Thank you for visiting!


Supply list:  Cardstock - AC; patterned papers, die-cuts - My Mind's Eye (Good Day Sunshine); buttons, twine - My Mind's Eye;  stamp (Boy Basics:  Game On), die (Ticket Border, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles, Pocket Basics); ink - Memento; ZIG pen; Sizzix Framelits; adhesives - Kokuyo Dot Liner, AC This to That, EK Success.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pages With Papertrey #9 - LO #3

Hi, blog friends!

Posting another layout for Leigh's Pages With Papertrey #9. The challenge is to stamp on patterned paper.

I've actually finished and photographed my page without no stamping yet and i honestly didn't feel it is finished :)  Then i saw a patterned paper while browsing online; an image similar to Framed Out #1 inner stamp images are overlapped (am still trying to find the link).  That's where i got the idea to stamp on my page.

The sketch is from Studio Calico's Sunday Sketch from 20 May 2012.

Title:  What A Face!

My youngest son loves ice cream (his older brother is the opposite).  i captured his expression while he was happily goofing around with his small tub of ice cream.  Priceless! Haha!

On the page, i've used the Framed Out #1 inner frame die-cuts and some chevron strips to frame the photo.

Here are some close-ups:

On the left photo, you can see the faint stamped images (in Soft Stone) from Framed Out #1.  On the right photo, some of the few details.

Do your kids love ice cream, too? :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it.

Supply list:  Patterned papers and embellishments - Studio Calico Glee Club and Pep Squad Kits; stamp (Framed Out #1), ink (Soft Stone), dies (Framed Out #1, Chevron Stripes) - Papertrey Ink; brads - My Mind's Eye; adhesives - Helmar, foam tape, EK Success.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pages With Papertrey Challenge #9 - LO #2

Hi, everyone!

Would like to share today a page that would suit Pages With Papertrey Challenge #9 by Leigh Penner.  The challenge is to stamp on patterned paper.  Since discovering PTI and Leigh's challenges, i've been encouraged a whole lot to use stamps (and use my dies, too) on my layouts.  Unlike before when i thought that stamping is too troublesome to add to a page,  now my pages seem to be missing something without some stamped image or sentiment on them :)

For this page, though, i'll admit that it's just a very small part of the patterned paper that has been stamped on :)

Title:  Meet-The-Parents Day

This page is about my sons having their first Meet-The-Parents day TOGETHER (ever!) at school.  We got great reviews for both of them from their respective teachers, and some were pleasant, unexpected surprises.  There are times that they behave differently in school (in a better way) than when they're at home.  Are your children like that too?

Here are some close-ups:

The top photo shows the stamped area.  See how small it is?  Hope that counts towards this challenge :)

Thank you for visiting! Hope you've a great day!


Supply list:  Papers and embellishments - Studio Calico Singin' In The Rain and Moses Supposes Kits; stamp (Boy Basics: Game On), ink, dies (Limitless Circles 1.75", Simple Circles border, Super Stars border, Pocket Basics) - Papertrey Ink; twine - My Mind's Eye;  punches - Fiskars, EK Success; adhesives - Kokuyo Dot Liner, Helmar, AC This to That, EK Success.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Card for Papertrey Ink MIM #69

Hello again!

Posting a card today for Papertrey Ink's  Make-It-Monday #69: Inspiration Into Unique Sketches.

Nichole Heady discussed how she found inspiration pieces and used them as card sketches.  Yes, inspiration is everywhere! :)

Here's the sketch i chose to use:


Here's my card:

Instead of the banner strips, i have stamped the image (lines with circles) from Background Basics:  Retro in different colors and (what i hope are) varying lengths.  This was after stamping the same image in Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) as background.  In retrospect, i should've placed some small embellishments (rhinestones, maybe) on the bottom left corner of the sentiment block to balance the sun image :)

I've also used the Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, but the effect is very faint (i've used only one embossing mat instead of two).

Thank you for taking time to visit!  It means a lot to me!


Supply list:  Cardstock - AC; stamps (Background Basics: Retro, Movers and Shakers Sentiments, Back Pocket Basics), ink (Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon) , dies (Back Pocket Basics, Fillable Frames #1), impression plate (Picnic Plaid) - Papertrey Ink; others - TH Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass), Tonic Studios duo punch; adhesives - Kokuyo Dot Liner, AC This to That, EK Success.