Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For Pages with Papertrey Sketch 6

Hello, all!

Today, am sharing a layout using Leigh's Pages with Papertrey Sketch #6.  Am glad to have found Leigh's challenges because it made me use (or think of using) the stamps i've been, ahem,cough,cough, hoarding, ahem, keeping :)  Thank you, Leigh!

Title:  These Moments

The February blog hop at Papertrey was going on while i was making this page and the hop's theme had been interactive cards/projects.  I knew i wouldn't be able to finish this to meet the deadline, but in the spirit of the hop :), and because i love interactive elements on pages, i've put my journaling on a slider.  It's a spur of the moment decision too haha! (There's a mini step-by-step near the end of this post.)

Here are some close-ups:

Have stamped Tiny Tags hearts and sentiments.  Flower Fusion sentiment on Half & Half die cut. Placed some bling on the buttons, and of course, Stickles :)

More bling and Tiny Tags hearts.

More Flower Fusion and Tag-Its sentiments, bling, Stickled buttons. More Tiny Tags hearts.  Have also stamped the "happy" banner from Tag-Its #10 on the tail of the plane of the patterned paper.

And here's the mini tutorial.  Since i decided to place a slider impromptu, i really did not go into detailed planning/measurement.  I guess i slipped into express-countermeasure mode (sorry, shades of my engineering profession).
1st photo:  Using scrap cardstock (mine's from one of my OLW mishaps), i've made 2 slits 0.25" from either side (Tip: You might want to make this part wider for stability).  The vertical length of the slits would depend on how long you want your "peeking" (for lack of a better term) paper to slide out.  I've also left ~0.5" space at the bottom; this is to stop the paper from completely sliding out.
i've adhered the stripey paper on top of my "peeking" piece to act as stopper and as paper guide when sliding in/out. This stripey paper should be wider than the "peeking" piece.
2nd (middle) photo:  Slip the stripey paper in the slits on either side.
3rd photo:  Finished! :)  Ok, you've to do some sliding tests first.  And tweak if necessary. 

I hope the above is clearer than mud.  If ever, let it only be a guide, somewhere to start with, because mine doesn't slip back in easily; i've to move it from side to side while slipping it back :)  I've made some LOs before with interactive elements where i really measured and made "prototypes" first (ok, i like to see how they work and how they wouldn't work, heehee!) HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for spending time with me! 


Supply list:  Papers and embellishments - Studio Calico Glee Club and Pep Squad kits; Washi tape - Made With Love; stamps (Tiny Tags, Tag-Its #10,12, Flower Fusion #10 ), ink (Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft), die (Half & Half), buttons (Dark Chocolate) - Papertrey Ink; Ranger Stickles; bling - Q Basics; ink - Ranger  TH Distress Ink; adhesives - Helmar, Claudine Studio Matte, AC This to That.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Birthday Card for a Friend

Hello there!

Just a quick post here of a card i made for another friend i haven't seen for a while.  Personally seen, that is, as we're FB friends.  Actually getting together and catching up is still a whole lot better than just FB-ing and i miss that :)

Supply list:  Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; patterned papers - My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline Howdy Doody); stamps - Papertrey Ink (Think Big Favorites #2, Rosie Posie, Birthday Basics); die - Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie; ink - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Embossing Ink; AC Zing Clear Embossing Powder; Ranger Stickles; EK Success Corner Rounder; adhesives - Helmar, AC This to That.

Thanks for your visit!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Third One for PTI MIM#54

Here's my third entry for this week's PTI MIM#54: Glittered Buttons

This is a card for my friend who i haven't seen in quite a while.  We used to work in the same company and she's my son's godmother.  The company office is just short bus ride away from our house.  We are near, yet so far! LOL!  More than a year already since we've last seen each other.  That's the case for me - most of my friends are my officemates with whom i've worked for 5 years.  Ever since i resigned from the company, we hardly get together anymore, except for the rare parties we've been invited to.  There are days when i feel like i have no friends at all :)

Here's the card:


Supply list:  Cardstock - American Crafts; patterned papers - My Mind's Eye Lime Twist; stamps - Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1, Think Big Favorites #3, Flower Fusion #10); ink - Papertrey Ink (Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz); buttons - Papertrey Ink; ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Ranger Stickles (Crystal); adhesive - Helmar, AC This to That.

Thank you for taking time to visit!


Another one for PTI MIM#54

Hi, again!  Am posting another one for Papertrey Ink's MIM#54, this time a birthday card.  Ok, it's a belated birthday card that's for one of my friends :) 

Here it is:

 Here's a close-up of the sparkly buttons (and flowers!):

Supply list:  Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; patterned papers - My Mind's Eye; stamp - Papertrey Ink (Think Big Favorites #12); die - Papertrey Ink (Bloom Builders #3); buttons - Papertrey Ink; ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Ranger Stickles - Crystal; EK Success corner rounder; adhesive - Helmar, AC This to That.

Thanks for visiting!


For PTI MIM#54

Hello, dear readers! 

Have been out of circulation for a while, mainly due to a major cleaning up of our house and also my eldest's birthday celebration in his class.

This year he turns 6 and i thought, instead of giving the usual candy-filled goodie bags (and some school stationery) to his classmates, why not give out beginner-level reading books or activity books.  And accompanying bookmarks with the name of each of his classmates.

While i was working on the bookmarks, Papertrey Ink's video for Make It Monday #54 came out.  What great timing! :)

When i was watching the video, i kept thinking: "Please, please, let us use Stickles!" LOL! And Ashley Cannon Newell did! Yaay!  Truth be told, am not really fond of using glitter unless it's of the sticky kind.  The reason:  my eldest had a phase of using glitter. Every day. On every thing.  And our house had been filled with it.  Everytime we sweep the floor, the dustpan would be glittery and sparkly! :)  And so, after that, i've "banned" glitter of the powdery kind in the house.  Yes, Stickles is the answer to my prayers! Hahaha!

Here are the finished bookmarks:

For the girls, i made them sparkly :)

 Here are close-ups of the glittered buttons.  I have used Stickles and Distress Stickles.

 These are for the boys.  Of course, no bling here :)

 Have layered stamping the small star from Boy Basics and the dotted star from MME.

 Here's what the backs look like:

Supply list:  Cardstock, patterned papers - American Crafts; stamps - Papertrey Ink (Flower Fusion #12, Tag-its #1, Boy Basics: Simple Circles), My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing," Dilly Dally "Adventures"); dies - Papertrey Ink (Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles, Half & Half, Simple Circles), Sizzix (Butterfly #12, Framelits Stars); buttons - Papertrey Ink; ribbons - Papertrey Ink, Maya Road, ixhop; twine - My Mind's Eye; Ranger Stickles, Distress Stickles; Glossy Accents; stickers- Adorn-it, Jenni Bowlin; ink - Papertrey Ink (Autumn Rose, Classic Kraft), TH Distress Ink, VersaCraft; adhesive - Helmar.

I've enjoyed doing these bookmarks (and glittery buttons!)  and i hope the children would be able to use them. 

Oh, one more thing:  i love love love the PTI ribbons!  The twill is WOW! and the satin one is just so elegant!

Thank you very much for stopping by!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

MME Blog Challenge 32: Card

Hi, everyone!

Today's post is for my favorite My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge #32: Card.  Details and sketch by Anam Stubbington can be found HERE.  It's been a while since i last joined MME's challenges and am glad i got the chance to participate in this one. 

I love the colors of MME's newest release.  And the images! Needless to say, i had to have their stamps and all of their paper pads, especially with Made With Love having a 1-for-1 paper pads special that time. Oh, life's pleasant surprises! :)

Here's the card:

I used the mirror of the sketch given.

These days, the colors i first think of when making a card or layout are those of boy/masculine colors.  Maybe it's because of the two boys running around the house that's the reason :)

Some close-ups and descriptions:
Top Left:  Behind the woodgrain paper (one of the Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Curious papers), i have stamped the diamonds image from "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Adventures" stamp set.
Top Right:  On the teal paper which i have die-cut, i have also stamped the diamonds image side by side.
Bottom:  Have stamped the yellow pennant banner from the "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Celebrate" brads set with the star image from the "Dilly Dally Adventures" stamp set.

Cardstock - American Crafts;
Patterned papers - My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally" 6x6 paper pad;
Brads - My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Celebrate;"
Button - My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Best" set;
Stamps - "Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Adventures" set;
Die - Papertrey Ink "Happy Day" die;
Inks - Versafine Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist; Memento London Fog;
Adhesives - Helmar, American Crafts.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

For Made With Love Scrap This and That #6: Piradee's Challenge

Hi, everyone!

Am posting this layout for one of our local scrapbooking stores here in Singapore.  They are hosting a series of challenges and this one is  MWL Scrap This and That #6: Piradee's Challenge.   My first time to join in this series; had been busy with the Christmas holidays during December and settling the boys in school this January.  And am always eager to participate whenever Piradee Talvanna hosts a challenge at MWL :)  Am one of her big fans! i just love her scrapbook pages - so clean and balanced.  And yes, she's one of Creating Keepsakes' Dream Team.  She's a DT for Lily Bee, American Crafts and Pink Paislee and once a guest designer for My Mind's Eye, and of course, the place i love to visit: Made With Love :)  Yep, i just love her style! 

This LO is about the day when my eldest got his eyeglasses after being fitted.  Five years old and wearing glasses!!!  My husband and i were so surprised to learn he is near-sighted.  And we learned that it could only get worse if not corrected early on, as compared to being far-sighted.  It's good, though, that yellow frames were available at the frame shop - yellow is his favorite :)  It actually was the ONLY yellow frame in the shop! 

These days, he has gotten used to wearing it and not too bothered by it anymore.  He'd put them on on his own accord, although he keeps forgetting where he leaves them when he takes them off, little boy that he is.

Title:  Bespectacled!

i followed Shimelle Laine's SKETCH.  The simple color blocking made it easier for me to arrange my papers - a task in which i always spend so much time.

A close-up:

Did some simple stamping and placed a number of buttons on them.  Also stickers.  Can you spot the eyes? :)  For the journalling, i've written it on a PTI die-cut.

Supplies:  Cardstock - American Crafts; patterned papers - Studio Calico, Pebbles, American Crafts, Echo Park (all from SC kit); alphas - American Crafts Thickers; stickers - Sassafrass Lass/Studio Calico; stamp - Papertrey Ink "Boy Basics: Simple Circles;" die - PTI "Half and Half;" buttons - PTI (Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft); ink - Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft; adhesive - Helmar, Zig.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!