Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cosmic Attraction

I finally took out my Holy Grail Cosmo Cricket stuff and played with them... Here's what I made :)
You can click on each image for a bigger view.

Remember


1 More Milestone


Bliss


Busy at Play


Someday This Will All Make Sense!




Ecogirl


This is a minibook I made with the new Snorkel line and Blackboard Abby's Album & Jack's World clear stamps:
At The Aquarium






And last but not the least, a card that sums up my sentiments just right:
U R A Perfect 10 in My Book


Boy, this was FUN... I've got to do this more often :)
Have a super swell day!

Friday, June 26, 2009

EK Success

The lovely folks at EK Success recently sent me a generous helping of their yummy summer products. If you are a long time crafter, I'm sure you are aware of the following brands--EK Success, K & Company, Jolee's boutique, Inkadinkado and Martha Stewart Crafts. If you are new, you may check them out here:
http://www.eksuccess.com/

Don't you love the sunny happy look of their website?

So, I have been playing with the goodies and now that hubby has found a way to connect my camera to my desktop (the regular features hadn't been working and hence, there were no shares :)... ahh technology!!!), I'm back.



Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); Martha Stewart Crafts Ocean Glitter Set (MA111032)-- all by EK Success; others (blue cardstock, tag, stamp, ink)

If you know me, you know that I don't glitter. Not that I don't like how they look, but that's one mess I just can't handle :( But the colors of these glitters were VERY VERY inviting and I couldn't resist! Well, the mess was worth it and I will do it again because my kiddos were very impressed...The glitter set came with these surreal colors Verdelite (the one I used here), Aquamarine crystal and Feldspar as well as an easy-to-apply glue applicator. Apart from many online stores, you can buy these at Michael's if you too are a touchy-feely type like me who want to see it in person first :)



Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); circle punches-- all by EK Success; others (white & blue cardstock, letter stickers, pen and embroidery floss)

I was lucky to chance upon this lovely sketch by Pencil Lines. It was perfect because obviously, I wasn't done playing with the Citronella papers :) You can see how simply this page got dressed up, courtesy of the beautiful juicy sunny happy K & Company papers that worked very well with my other supplies. The mat pad includes 18
4.75x6.75 inches sheets of double-sided papers. That is, you get 12 designs of patterned paper that you can use as photo mats for 4x6 inches photos or cut up and go wild :)



Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); Sticko stickers (Barbecue SPCLS166); round scalloped punch-- all by EK Success; others (yellow, orange cardstocks, letter stickers, pen)

I used to buy plenty of themed stickers when I was starting out. They made the job easy and were cute but then I outgrew them. However, I never stopped buying more stickers and hoarding them because whether or not I used them in my projects, I admired their details, colors and cuteness. This time, I decided to go back to the basics and use my stickers. This BBQ set has a grill sticker that I'm going to use soon. This layout came together so quickly because of those glass, plate and food stickers. The Citronella mat pad has this white strip with a hole at the top of each page and I didn't trim that white part because it added a nice touch and space for title and date for my layout.

There's more yummy goodies for me to play with and I'll share the eyecandy as soon as I can. Hope you too are having time to relax and create this summer :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hump Day Share

Hi there friends. Hope your week is going great. Mine's been SUPER lazy... he he! Well, summer's here and we are taking it slow. The other day, Nini made her first scrapbook page... about me :)It's fun to see myself through her eyes. She's too shy to let me share the page. But here's my share :)

When I see this photo, I feel lost. That's my baby like yesterday and now he is a rumbunctious little boy... sigh sigh!!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Monday share



We saw Up on the night it was released and LOVED it. I carried my camera too, only to find out that the CF card was left in my computer... but I wanted to document our experience with or without photos, so here it is.

I'm playing with my July Cocoa Daisy kit and having fun with yet another FAB kit.
Wish you a creative Monday :)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Day 5

Yesterday was the last day of school... officially!!!
Full house today...kids who go 'Mmmm... 5 more minutes mommy!' every school morning are up and bustling from 7 am... funny huh?
I don't even want to see the messes they are making... making projects, playing, etc.
Looking forward to going to Ikea this weekend. Our laundry room needs help. Hoping my plan will help us get a little more organized in there and not scrambling for a matching pair of sock in the mornings.
And now, my third share for the month...this one's with Rusty Pickle...


This has been a mixed week. There's a lot on my mind. Just hoping to be able to relax a little this weekend. You too have a fun weekend :)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Happy third day

of June to all :)
Here's my second share for the month.



Another Cocoa Daisy layout I created to relive the fun of our Seattle trip.
Also want to say thanks to Carolyn for saying such sweet things :)
I'm happy to say that the July CK has my first article 'Artsy Made Easy' complete with 5 layouts showing 5 artsy techniques. There are two more layouts in the summer and heroes articles. Seeing my article in print sure is thrilling to me.

Summer's here. Kiddos are staying home this summer and I know we are gonna have some genuine fun around here in the days to come :)

Monday, June 01, 2009

First June share

This morning as I flipped the calendar, I saw those staples in the center and realized we are already halfway through 2009...hmmm!
Personally, for me the year so far has been different from any other so far... Well, let's see how the rest of 2009 unfolds.
And here's my first share for June


The goodies used on this page are from the June Cocoa Daisy kit "Verandah".
If you get to http://www.cocoadaisy.com/store/ make sure to also check out the add-on kits.

When I chat with other scrappers, I often find that I'm rather new to this hobby. Many of the ladies have been scrapping for a long time, some started out as kids and never stopped... WOW! For me, I have photos from before I was a scrapbooker... from vacations, from childhood, from events and also photos of my own kids that I took with a film camera. I'm trying to remember the stories behind those photos and it's not very easy. But I'm scrapping them anyways because I'll forget even more as time goes on. Sometimes, I'm just writing down my feelings that the photo generates in me now. Overall, those older photos are getting a workout :)

On another note, if you have e-mailed me in the past two weeks and haven't heard from me, I apologise. I had been caught up with other things like reorganizing, cleaning, scrapping and being sick, etc. I'll try to catch up and respond to as many emails as I can.

Have a good one!