Tuesday, 31 March 2009

One Day Only

On March 31 (US Time), this layout will be featured here. Yipee!

Sketch 136

I managed to finish 3 layouts and an altered clock last week. I think that's a record for me. *grin* That's scrapping in between a visit from a friend, unloading the boxes from the store room because I couldn't find my baby pictures, cooking and taking care of the girls. I had a great time scrapping while watching old episodes of Grey's. Don't you just love season 1?! Hihi.

Once you see sketch 136, you'll just want to scrap it because the sketch is soooo cute. Come join the fun at Scrapbook Challenges! Awesome prize is at stake!

Monday, 30 March 2009

Scrap Within Reach March Projects

For the month of March, I used the two new collections. I was a bit fazed with Industrial Park since I seldom do "boy" layouts! But, I must say that I love working with it and it can be used for girls as well. Hehe.

Layout : Thea

When I saw this photo of my Dawter T, I knew instantly that I would be using the Afternoon Tea collection. It's just perfect for a girly, dainty layout. And also, I love the effect of the Green Peony paper on the bird chipboard.

Scrap Within Reach's products :

Afternoon Tea Green Peony, Afternoon Tea English Breakfast, Afternnon Tea Raspberry Lace

Other Products :

Three Bugs In A Rug sticker, Maya Road bird chipboard

Card : Dress Up

My husband attended a christening ceremony as godfather one Saturday, and because of that, I was inspired to create this onesie card for the baby. Afternoon Tea's English Breakfast was perfect for the dress, the colors and the pattern is just fabulous for a baby girl's dress

Scrap Within Reach's products :

Afternoon Tea English Breakfast, Elliot Popsicles, The Cottage Picnic

Other Products :

Bazzill Cardstock (pink and brown), Making Memories brads, Carl Craft puncher, pink ricrac

Home Decor : Dream (Altered Clock)

I love personalizing wall clocks to give away to friends. And, since my girls see me doing it, they asked me how come our clock still doesn't have our picture. I decided to alter an Ikea clock using Industrial Park papers which is just perfect because the gears look like clock gears as well. The second circle's edges were hand cut to look like a gear. The same goes for the photos of my girls which I matted then handcut to look like gears.

Scrap Within Reach's products :

Industrial Park Historic District, Industrial Park The Factory

Other Products :

Ikea wall clock, Making Memories rub-ons, AC Thickers (fabric)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Be Positive, Use Negatives!

It was my turn to issue a challenge at SC. And, here's what I have chosen. ~~~~ The Use of Alpha Negatives!

Here's what I came up with :

I used the negatives of an old Heidi Grace Alpha Die Cuts. And, also used a very old Chatterbox pp! Woohoo! Here's to "using my stash"! Hehe.

That's Dawter T on the picture. I couldn't believe that my toothpick thin daughter is that chubby when she was still a baby. And that her hair's like that. Hehe. I remember how we used to put a bit of oil so that it won't stand. But, it was just so stubborn. Wish I can stop time? She's turning 7 this year and growing up wayyyy too fast.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Sketch 135

Busy, busy weekend. I thought I would be able to finish my scrapbooking tasks but there are still 3 more projects I need to do --- quickly.

Another awesome sketch from Pamela this week. Sketch 135 is now up at Scrapbook challenges. Do check it out and the other DTs' takes on the sketch.

Friday, 20 March 2009


Dawter T called me up and told me that Bebi A tore her art and made a monster out of the girl in the picture. I know that it's not being mean. Bebi A doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She just don't understand.

I talked to Bebi A. Asked her to kiss and make up with her Ate, She did. Ate A told me that she went up to Dawter T and kissed her, then asked "Is this better, Ate?" Awwww...

Dawter T's "smashed" art was one of her best. I was really impresed. If only I have taken a picture of it this morning. It was really beautiful. It was a portrait of a girl, by the way. I hope that Dawter T can still replicate it.

I know that not all kids are alike. And, my daughters have their own endearing qualities. One's art is different from the other. Dawter T has the potential (not because I'm her mom, ok ok, it maybe because I'm her mom hahaha) and Bebi A's, well, let's just say abstract. Hehe.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Sketch 134

My weekend is not complete without doing a layout for Scrapbook Challenges. It's one routine that's mine and I always welcome the chance to think of ways to interpret Pamela's sketches. It's mojo booster and it helps me relax.
The Saturday that has passed was anything but relaxing. I couldn't believe that my temper has the capacity to flare up like that hahaha There were so many people that I argued with and I was broken hearted. Some of it was my fault but I always believe in standing up for my rights. And, that's what I did plus some more hehehe...
I am ok now. I have rested. I scrapped. So, it's back to regular programming. Plus one new channel in our lives, jogging. Yes, you read it right. Pre is making me jog. I guess he's tired of seeing me huffing and fat hahaha.
I am diverting to the main topic here. Sketch 134 is an awesome sketch and you should try it. I used Sassafras as the background and those handcut flowers are from Stemma. Check out the other layouts made by the SC DTs! They are just awesome!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Sketch 133

Using Sassafras Lass papers, created this layout from Pamela's very cute Sketch 133 which is now up at Scrapbook Challenges! I love how this turned out. I cut the rays of the sun from some Sassafras scraps and I am so contented with it.

Monday, 9 March 2009

It Bloomed

My Scrap Within Reach's layout, Bloom, was chosen by Leena as Layout of the Week at Made with Love! I am soooooo happy!

Thank you, Leena! Thank you, MWL!

Craft Critique

I found out about Craft Critique through Mareng M when her Queen & Co. "treat" boxes were featured last Valentine's day.

They’re celebrating their anniversary this week, hop on to their blog, get to know them and grab the chance to win an awesome prize package!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Email Happy

A few days back, I received an email from Laines that "This Day" was one of the most voted entries in the February challenge-Most Romantic Works of Heart! The picture is one of my favorite wedding photos.

All I can say is thanks Prens!!! Hihihi...

Another email I received and is quite thrilled about was the one I read this morning, "I Am Not A Baby" was accepted at Basic Grey's gallery! Yey!

Weekend is just a few hours away. Excited with all the weekend projects that I will be doing, hopefully I get to finish them all. I am meeting my friends tomorrow for last minute meeting for a party that we are coordinating! It's gonna be a busy weekend!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

SWR Gallery

Hello Friends, please check out SWR's gallery, the DT projects are now up!

Sketch 132

I would like to thank my Tito I for the title. How clever is he to come up with this one! Hihi... I made this LO while he's packing his suitcase. He visited us for a few days, supposedly for job hunting, but ended up touring Singapore and shopping til he dropped.

This is the week's sketch at Scrapbook Challenges! Once again, let me congratulate our dear moderator, Pamela, for her new baby girl!
Do check out the wonderful creations that the DTs made for this sketch!

1 2 3

Since it's March, and it being the 3rd month of the year, {Create}'s challenge is to create a layout with 3 photos. Easy? Do send your creations to teamgroovie@yahoo.com and get a chance to win a RAK from {Create}!

I love how this layout turned out and I am also very happy that I finally let go of the pps hehehe This was taken when we went to Genting, Malaysia.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Scrap Within Reach Feb Projects

Big news on SWR store front : SWR will be featured at Good Things Utah on March 2, Monday!

I loveee the papers and embellishments that I got from Scrap Within Reach. Good thing, Carolynn sent us a list of what she wants to see for February or else, I will probably just open the box at night and just stare at it lovingly hehehe

For the month of February, I used The Cottage for 2 of my DT projects. I love this collection, awesome combination of design and colors!


Scrap Within Reach's Products

The Cottage Chipboard Alphas, The Cottage Whimsical , The Cottage Front Porch, The Cottage Picnic

Other Products

SEI buttons

For the card, I entitled it --- New Day...

Scrap Within Reach's Products :

The Cottage Chipboard Alphas, The Cottage Whimsical, The Cottage Loft, The Cottage Woodland

Other Products :

7 Gypsies button, White fibre, blue ribbon

And, last but not the least, the acrylic mini album that I worked hard on yesterday til this morning (wink). I love the outcome and the vibrant colors of Elliot is just apt for Bebi A's photos! And, I am very happy to tell Sister C that I have finally used the Zutter she gave me for 2007 Christmas! Hehehe... And I loved using it so I would probably be make more albums soon...

For this mini album, I used Elliot.

Elliot Chipboard Alphas, Elliot Popsicles, Elliot Sandbox, Elliot Building Blocks
Other Products :

Clear Scraps XL Puzzle, Zutter, My Little Shoebox Wise Old Owl, K & Co rub-ons, October Afternoon rub-ons, Prima flowers, Prima blings, Ranger Distress stickles, ribbons

Thank you for looking and I hope you'll have a great week ahead! As for me, I am excited for SWR's March projects but won't be able to start tonight though, I have to do a server build (boo hoo!) for our branch in India. It will be a late night for me, I hope everything goes well!