Friday, October 11, 2013

Lazy Days are Here!

The October Challenge at Scrap The Girls is a puzzle challenge. You must use the following pieces:


And here is my layout:

There's still a lot of time left to work on your layout, and we have prizes up for grabs!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Super delayed upload!

I admit that I haven't been able to scrap as much as I want to but I get to finish a layout every now and then. Here are a few that I finished these past few months that I haven't share yet...

These layouts are "just because" layouts... just had fun creating these using photos from an out of trip last summer and using one of my favorite manufacturers.... My Mind's Eye.

Another simple layout, this time using Websters' Pages. Can you tell I'm having fun with my Cameo?

Thanks for dropping by...I have another layout coming up next week!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Girls Rule!

I'm so glad I have the time to sit down and update this blog of mine. I want to share with you my layout for the September challenge at Scrap The Girls. We have a color combo for you this time...ORANGE, PINK, and GREEN!  I love these colors but I haven't used them lately. So here's my layout...

This is photo of my girls with their cousins. This is the outcome when girls play with make-up!
I hope you join us for this have till the end of the month to play along.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Picture Perfect

Time sure flies fast when you are having fun! Can't believe it's already August. Pretty soon its time to put the Christmas tree up. Well, the start of the month means we have a new challenge for you at Scrap the Girls. I want to thank Malinda of Scrap The Girls for letting me stay on the design team for another term! Yipee!

This month we have a recipe challenge for you. The ingredients are:

chipboard or wood veneers

Here's my layout using Websters' Pages Citrus Squeeze.

My daughter Julia definitely has the talent to smile underwater! LOL! Please head on over to the Scrap The Girls blog for the complete details and be inspired by what the DT (old and new) have created just for you!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Use the song title "How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You" as title or part of your journaling...this is the challenge for July over at Scrap The Girls! Fun right?! Sadly though, it will be my last layout as part of the DT but it doesn't mean I can't stop playing with the coming challenges!

Anyway, here's my layout!

Please do join us for this challenge! Details are all HERE!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just Because

I managed to finish a few layouts a week ago...

This layout is another clean and simple layout, and inspired by Sketch #96 at Inspired Blueprints. Since it was just summer on our part of the globe, my photos are mostly from our vacations. This one is about quiet time at the beach.  Here's the sketch if you want to play along. I love the sketch! So simple yet so full of possiblities!

This next layout is a just because challenges, no sketch for this one just pure scrapbooking FUN!

Obviously, I'm having fun playing with my Silhouette. Thanks to freebies too! I found these free cut files through Pinterest. The "so very special" sentiment is from Lilith's Scrapbooking Venture but I can't seem to trace the source of the "lovely" frame. Sorry...but it is a free cut file too!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My guilty pleasure is...

This month's theme at Once Upon A Sketch is all about guilty pleasures. I think mine would be travelling. Here's a layout about one of our recent out of town trips this summer. The sketch is lovely as well and I really enjoyed playing with my newly acquired Silhouette.

I'm also very grateful for Pinterest for helping me find Birds Cards where I got this free background cut file!
Stay tuned...I have more to share!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Winter Colors

The June challenge at Scrap the Girls is up! It's all about winter colors....and it's definitely up to your own interpretation.The first colors that popped into my head were blue and white which reminds me of snow but you can actually use other colors. Here's my layout....

I hope you are not sick of my ballet pics just yet...again, thanks for the visit and hope to see your layout at Scrap the Girls!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Star is Born

My DD Julia loves to dance and every summer she takes part in a ballet recital. I was able to scrap a photo of her taken during their photo shoot. My inspiration was Prima's May Build a Sketch. This layout is another proof that I am a simple scrapper...just a few embelishments and I consider my layout done!

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Beauty in Stone

Our recent trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia was called "Beauty in Stone" and this is the title I used for my layout. The title is just perfect because the stone carvings are really beautiful and intricate. Its so hard to believe that they were made in the 13th century!

Anyway, here's my layout using My Mind's Eye and inspired by the May Sketch at Creative Scrappers!

Here's the sketch if you want to play along too...

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Make A Wish!

I have a print out of the sketches that I plan on working on for the month. This time, since its a long weekend for us, I decided on playing with Sketchabilities sketch #90. Its really a great sketch with banners which remains to be a favorite of mine. Here's the sketch...

And here's my layout using October Afternoon Cakewalk...scrapped a photo from Ally's birthday last year.

Its another last minute entry for me...layouts are due tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sweet Smile

The May Challenge is up at SCRAP THE GIRLS, and its a fun one. All you need to do is to use the quote, "A smile is the best make up a girl can wear." It can be part of your title or your journaling.

Here's my layout...

I hope you like it coz I had fun making it. Played with texture paste and distress inks for this one.

Don't forget to link up you layout before the end of the month!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Last Minute Entries

I managed to finish a couple of layouts in time for the deadline for My Scraps and More Sketches' April challenges.

Here they are...and the sketches that were the starting point for the layout follows.

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Some unshared layouts...

April is almost over, and it sure went by fast! With the kids on summer vacation, our days have been busy with swimming and ballet lessons and of course going on out of town trips. This means lots photos but less scrapping time.

Just sharing some layouts I finished in the past...

This layout is based on Inspired Blueprints Sketch #87 last March.

This layout is based on a sketch at My Scraps and More 

Thanks for dropping by. I'm off to finish a layout!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Little Moments

The heat is on in our side of the globe! Time to hit the beach or just stay in an air-conditioned room to scrap the day away. If you are looking for some inspiration, then we have what you are looking for over at Scrap The Girls. Our April challenge is about paint/mists, buttons and hexagons!

Here's my layout of me and DD Julia. Its our own version of a selfie.

Our photo is a bit dark, but who cares...It's the little moments that make life big!

Do join us for this challenge. You have till the end of the month to link up your layout.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What a Day!

We were on a staycation during the past holiday...of course a scrapper takes advantage of this time to play with paper, scissors and glue.

Here is just one of the six layouts I finished during that weekend...

Did this for the MME March Sketch Challenge...yup, still scrapping pics for our SG trip. Better do so now before summer photos start piling up.

In case you want some inspiration, here's the sketch I'm talking about...

Will be posting some of the other layouts I finished in the coming days.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

You are Blessed

It's officially summer vacation here! Kids are out of school and the heat is on. Hopefully things will be more relaxed which means more scrapping time.

Here's one of my latest layouts...inspired by the Prima BAP for March. I scrapped here a photo my DD Julia taken on her first communion ceremonies last October. 

Here's the sketch that inspired me....

That's it folks! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Such a Wonderful Day

My Mind's Eye is one of my fave companies...I love the softeness of the designs of the pps, the embellishments and I can't resist the die cuts! Here's one of my latest layouts using their die-cuts as my title...

Thanks for dropping by...please come back soon!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time Together

I recently discovered the sketches at Pamela's World of Scrap and decided to play along with Sketch 231...

Here's my simple layout....I'm glad I was able to scrap photos printed out for almost a year now!

Used a mix of Pink Paislee and MME for this one...thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creative Scrappers' Creating with Sketches Vol 2 is here!

I am beyond thrilled to be part of the new Creative Scrappers' sketch book Creating With Sketches Vol 2!  Sketches were designed by Kristine Davidson .If you love sketches like me, then this is definitely for you. Printed version is available for pre-order but the digitial version is now available for you to download!

The book has 125+ sketches from designers all over the world. There are mainly 12x12 sketches and a few 8 1/2x11, double and project life sketches. The printed version should be ready by Mar 15 and will be shipped right away. If you pre-ordered, then you should have your book by the end of the month. What more, if you ordered the printed version, you get a FREE digital copy!

Without further ado, I would like to share with you my layout which can be found on page 7...

Here's an added bonus for you....use the promo code CSW2Discount and save 2$ off the digital copy!  What are you waiting for...get your copy HERE and get scrapping!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Right Now

The March challenge at Scrap the Girls is up and we have a color challenge for you...BLACK, WHITE and GREEN! For my layout, I played with texture paste and my 6x6 template from The Crafter's Workshop.

Here it is...

My little girl is not so little she is at 10 years old.

Thanks for dropping by and I do hope you join the challenge. Stay tuned for some good news this week!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sweet Love

Whew! February is going by so fast. I didn't realize its going to be March in a few days. Anyway, here's my layout for the Scrap the Girls Feb challenge. We have a sketch for you....

And here's my layout....

The DT also had the chance to play with sticky paper from Sawyer's Place, our sponsor for this month. I used the paper as a mat for my photo. There's still a couple more days left till the deadline!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Its not too late for Christmas layouts

I was at an overnight scrapping party last weekend to celebrate my friend Rita's birthday. Since its still January, I decided I'll work on my Christmas photos.

Here's my output....4 layouts after about 10 hours of scrapping with eating and chatting in between. We started around 5 pm and called it a night at 4 am.

 A simple layout using Websters' Royal Christmas

Another layout using Websters' Royal Christmas.
Journaling: It's our turn to smile and pose --- can't help it, we have to have a wacky shot.

I used My Mind's Eye Merry and Bright pps for this one. Had fun with Washi tape too.

Used Echo Park for this one.
Journaling: Year after year, you decorate this small tree in your own little way. This year you used small stars made from folded strips of paper which you made with Ate Julia (Ally at 6 y/o)

I really had fun scrapping the night away and creating these layouts. No rules were followed (or broken, LOL), it was just pure scrapping FUN!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm back!

Happy New Year to all! I know my greeting is very late but I just realized that this is my first blog post for 2013! Yup, my scrapbooking is off to a slow start this year but I'm glad to share with you two new layouts! Both are about my daughters' love for ballet...

Title: I hope you dance
My DD Ally on her first ballet recital last May 2012. She loves dancing and is already looking forward to her next dance recital this summer. Used a mini kit by Echo Park. 

Title: She's a Dancer
My DD Julia on her ballet recital last May 2011. She stopped taking lessons for 1 1/2 years but her love for ballet has prevailed so now she's back. The background paper and flowers are from Prima but the stickers are from Echo Park. Oh, and this layout is based on Sketch 241 at Creative Scrappers.

Thanks for dropping! My next agenda is to scrap Christmas photos. Hope to be back soon.