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.

For Pages with Papertrey Challenge #9

Hello, blogging friends!

Had been fortunate to have scrapped several pages for the past few days.  Am not sure if am scrapping a wee (just a wee) bit faster or just lucky - haha!

Here's one for Leigh's Pages with Papertrey Challenge #9 - to stamp on patterned paper.

The sketch is from My Mind's Eye October 2011 Newsletter.

Title:  Slurpee Bliss

This is of my son's very happy, enjoying-every-minute moments with his cup of Slurpee from a nearby 7-11 store.  He asked his Dad if they could go out and buy it and afterwards, he requested that he sit first to sip his Slurpee.  After two complete sets of traffic signals have come and gone, he agreed to go home :)

Here are some close-ups:

I've stamped images from the Grunge Me set, to also create a visual triangle.

The title words i have Stickled with Rock Candy and Star Dust.

I've Glossy-Accent-ed the tiny hearts and the Slurpee Cup (whose sides and straw have Rock Candy, too).

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for dropping by!


Supply list:  Cardstock - AC; patterned papers - My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup; sticker - MME; stamps (Grunge Me, Heart-2-Heart #1), ink (Berry Sorbet), dies (Trendy Tree Tops, Block Alphabet Uppercase, Script Alphabet Lowercase, Heart-2-Heart #1, Ticket Border) - PTI; adhesives - Helmar, AC This to That, EK Success; Glossy Accents; Stickles.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

For Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #68

Hello there! Am back today to post a card for this week's PTI Make It Monday #68:  Pocket Cards

It's been a while since my last post, as things have been busy here since last week.  Our nephews and nieces (from my husband's side) have visited us here in Singapore.  Our boys are super thrilled, to say the least, to spend fun times with their cousins.  We've visited places, one of which was Universal Studios Singapore.

Here's a card we'll be sending them (they've now gone back to Manila):

It's a diagonal double pocket card, the tutorial for which i got *HERE.*

I added two strips of paper at the bottom forming two additional small pockets for the tickets.  The kids took lots of pictures and they might want to use the tickets for embellies :)

Here's the card, L-R:
pocket card with contents on the outside; tickets and two inserts.

Have used October Afternoon double-sided patterned paper to make the pocket card.  Then stamped the "Celebrate" sentiment and stars in different colors on the front and on the panel behind.

The pink insert is where i placed the sentiment using stamps, die-cuts and stickers.
The aqua insert is where i adhered photos and again stamped stars and a sentiment.

After forming the card, i actually struggled with the colors from the patterned paper and what to put on the inserts.  However, it's also from the colors from the patterned paper that i took what inks to use and from which papers to get the die-cuts from.

Thanks for stopping by today! Much appreciated!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Supply list:  Cardstock - AC; patterned paper - October Afternoon "Thriftshop;"  stamps - Papertrey Ink (Tag-Its, Fillable Frames, Think Big Favorites, Flower Fusion, Framed Out), Imaginisce; dies - Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words, Block Alphabet- Lowercase, Ticket Border); inks - Papertrey Ink; stickers - Adornit, October Afternoon; Tonic Studio duo punch; adhesives - double-sided tape, Kokuyo Dot Liner, Helmar.