Sunday, October 31, 2010

Great to be 8!

Yikes, its the last day of the month and before we go trick or treating this afternoon, I have for you our last sketch  for the month of October over at the doll house and I really like it!

Here's my layout!

My Julia is now 8 years old! I hope the pre-teen years will be easy : )
I hope this sketch inspires you! Do link up your layout here. Due date is on Wednesday, Nov 3, EST.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Working with Different Color Palettes...

I like working with the different color palettes at The Color Room. My comfort zone is shades of pink but working with the combos makes me think outside the box and I like it : ) Here are a couple I worked with:

Up to this age...they both still love riding the carousel. I used SEI papers that have been in my stash for quite some time now.

This is a recent photo of my girls...I love seeing them like this. Julia is really affectionate and likes hugging and kissing Ally but they do get on each other's nerves too.

I used bits and pieces of K & Co, Webster's, Basic Grey and Prima for this one. Here's a close-up of the flowers which I misted with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist for the added sparkle.

Thanks for looking! I'm finishing some more layouts....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Pencil Lines!

I'm playing along with the birthday celebration at Pencil Lines. There are a lot of sketches to work with but too bad I found out about it just yesterday coz layouts are due today! Anyway, I was able to create one layout and based it on this sketch:

Here's my layout:

This was really a quick page for me. I finished it in about an hour. I'm still scrapping Julia's older photos. This was during her Christening. My wedding gown's veil was converted into her baptismal dress : )

Gotta go! My hands are itching to scrap!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketch time at the Dollhouse!

Its sketch time at the dollhouse! Here's the sketch by Kristy:

And here's my layout...

Can you tell I'm a bit excited about Halloween? Hehe! Stay tuned for our costumes this year....
Anyway, you have till next Thursday if you are working solely on the sketch or this Sunday if you are doing the trifecta! Details are all here!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scrappy Presents

Just want to share some "scrappiness" with you. I won a couple of RAK's recently and the prizes arrived at my doorstep this month. I consider them my "birthday presents."

Firstly, thank you so much to Studio Challenges for hosting a fabulous cybercrop last August and for Apron Strings for sponsoring one of the prizes. Here's what's inside the package....

Pink Paislee

Graphic 45

and Fancy Pants

Iris Uy was also very generous in giving away a Basic Grey (plus bonus Prima felt stems) RAK with papers from Pyrus and Marjolaine and I was so lucky my name was picked!
Here's what I got....

Last but certainly not the least, my prize for the September Challenge at Webster's Pages Inspire Me also arrived safely. Wonderfall looks really awesome!

I can't wait to play with these goodies!!! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween is almost here!

Are you ready for Halloween? Here are my simple projects for Halloween - a loot bag, cupcake/muffin toppers and a card. We have a "theme" challenge for you at the dollhouse but the theme is all up to you! Hope to see your projects!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I'm so excited to be part of the reader's reveal for Creative Scrappers' 125th sketch! CS was my first DT stint so it will always be close to my heart.

Here's the sketch (which I flipped to the right)

 And here's my layout....

I used several lines from Webster's Pages and of course the bloomers! This layout is one of my favorites, maybe because I really love this photo (taken by DH) of Ally taken last Easter during our egg hunting activity.

There are a lot of prizes in store for this sketch so please do try it out. Layouts are due on 16 October at 11 pm.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Here's a quick page I created over the weekend. I'm still scrapping older photos of Julia. She is just 1 1/2 years old in these pictures.

This is based on Sketch #84 at The Scrappiest...

Thanks for looking and here's a to a great week ahead of us!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Brand New Combo

The Design Dollies have a brand new color combo for you to start off the week : Blue, Red, Brown and Ivory!

I'm still scrapping Julia's older photos and the combo worked well with her dress and little car.

Please do join us at the dollhouse! Layouts using the color combo are due on 10 October, midnight EST.

This week is quite busy...exams week for Julia; and Ally will be having a costume party at school at the end of the week before she goes on a month long semestral break. I hope I can manage to squeeze in some scrappy time.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I cannot believe it!

I've loved Webster's Pages for quite some time now. I actually try and get a little of each line. I joined the monthly challenge for the first time last September. The challenge called for multiple photos and scallops. I joined at the last minute and uploaded my entry on the last day of the contest. Well, I got lucky!!!! Yipee! I won!!!

Here's my entry...

I used photos of Julia when she was just one year old. I have a lot of unscrapped photos during her early childhood coz I started scrapping when she was already almost 5. I used those petite 6x6 papers from Life's Portrait, and Lullaby lane and the layered scalloped borders are from Nature's Storybook.

This really made me dance for joy!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Inspired by Purple

I used to be scared of using purple on my layouts but things have changed. LOL! I played along with the palette at The Color Room this week and created not just one but two layouts!

Here's my first layout... using photos of me and my sister's. Purple flowers were in full bloom last spring when I visited her!

My second layout is of my 2 girls...they both love wearing purple!

Here's a close-up of the prima flower... I sprayed it with Marshmallow glimmer mist which is colorless but gave it some shimmer!

I enjoyed using purple and I think you will too : )