Monday, 25 February 2013

~ Greeneyed Lady Designs: The Music's In Me ~

I saw this kit, The Music's In Me at Scrap Art Studio and knew I had to have it. It was simply perfect for all my music photos!

Here are my pages done using this kit: 

Greeneyed Lady Designs: The Music's In Me
Fonts: FFF Tusj & Fette Bauersche Antiqua

Initially did an art journal. This art journal is also for my AJC 2012 Itinerary #47. I also did a LO as there was so much in the kit to play with.

Greeneyed Lady Designs: The Music's In Me
Anna Aspnes: Artsy Layered Template No86
Fonts: Christiana & Xerography

A page of my boys in concert. The embellishment came in handy to hide the other kids' faces. TTFN!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

~ Traci Reed Designs: Little Joys ~

Traci brought out a new kit called Little Joys, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs. 

Here's my page done with this kit: 

Once in a while, I like to try something different on my page. So I went for Project Life style with journaling cards and then lots of layering on top of them. I would say this is as traditional as I can get in terms of scrapbooking! Photo was taken in 2009. My boys were so little then. TTFN!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

~ Val C Designs & Erica Zwart: Emotions ~

Val & Erica came up with a collaboration kit entitled 'Emotions', available at Oscraps. I'm loving Val's kits as it so suits my style of scrapping. 

Here's my page:

My wee one together with another classmate created this 'wonder' of the world, Chichen Itza. His class held a Travel Fayre for parents to see what they have done. Have to say, I'm impressed with the way the school curriculum is going. It certainly does engage the children in learning by keeping them busy with projects. He even created a brochure to go along with his project. TTFN!

Friday, 22 February 2013

~ Pink Reptile Designs: Bloom & Easy Peasy ~

Mirjam released two kits this week. The first is Something Old Something New kit (i.e. it has come out before but she added new stuff to it) called Bloom. The other is a relatively new kit called Easy Peasy.

I absolutely adore playing with Mirjam's kits. They are so easy to scrap with. Here are my pages done with them:

Using Bloom kit.

Using Easy Peasy kit.

I so need to dig out more photos ... TTFN! 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

~ Simply Tiffany Studios: EasyGoing Templates ~

For this particular LO, I made used of Tiffany's EasyGoing Templates and Courtney's Digiscrappin's Hide and Seek kit. 

A combination of traditional vs art journaling style LO! One has to experiment! TTFN! 

~ Val C. Designs ~

Val has been featured on Real Life Scrapped as seen here. On her FB page, there's a add-on kit for grabs too! 

There is also a challenge going on at Oscraps and a freebie to help with the challenge too! The challenge is based upon this poster as inspiration: 

And here's the freebie offered for this challenge: 

 Here's my page based on the challenge.

Val C. Designs: Art Inspired, Out Of Comfort Zone Alpha, Write On
Font: Pea Captivatingly

Challenge ends on the 22nd Feb so there's still time to take part. Winner will win a voucher to Val's store. TTFN!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

~ Maya de Groot: Brocante ~

Maya was recently featured on The Daily Digi. She came up with this amazing kit which I was lucky to be able to play with. It's called Brocante.

Here's my page using the kit: 

The kit is amazing! TTFN!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

~ 365 Cards: Day 50 ~

This week we are sponsored by Stamping Up. I received a set of papers and embellishments to play with. Today's challenge is Fancy Folds, ensure there is some kind of fold in the card. Here's mine: 

I found the instructions for folding this particular flower on the internet. The double sided paper certainly came in handy. TTFN!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

~ Chronicles 52 ~

My version of Project Life. I know the name has been so liberally used to denote documentation of every day, 52 weeks of life etc. It has appeared on kits and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon creating paper & elements for use in documenting Project Life. Well, this year, I decided to take part, digitally of course! However, I wanted to call it something different (just in case the name Project Life gets patent!) I went with Chronicle as it has a nice ring to it! After checking out the printing cost in the UK, it appears doing it in a square format wouldn't be feasible... it would be far too expensive to print. Square pages aren't common or popular here and you don't get as much discount as printing in A4 format. So with that in mind, I started doing mine in A4 landscape format. I have to say, I really enjoyed it. I started out slow and have got a few weeks to catch up. This project has certainly made me remember to take a photo a day if possible. However, I'm not fussed if I didn't as there are days whereby I may have more than one photo to display! Without further ado, here goes...

Week 1

(left page)
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Embrace Life, Distressed Dates No1, Artist Edge No1, Stitched By Anna Borders No2, Distressed Months No2, Project 366 Word Art No1, Abstract Token Dates
Chelle's Creations: In Harmony
Julianna Kniepp Designs: So Sweet
Fonts: Pea Kathy, Pea Jiawei

(right page)
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Embrace Life, Artist Edge No1, Distressed Dates No1
Bethany Harty: Christmas Holiday Show Word Art
Julianna Kniepp Designs: Simple Pleasures, Hello Beautiful
Traci Reed: Bold Numbered Cards
Fonts: Pea Kel's Belles

Week 2: 

(left page)
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Social Network, MultiMedia Christmas Trees No2, Distressed Dates No1, 12x12 Textured Overlays No6, 12x12 Sand Scratched Overlays No1, 52 Weeks No1, Time Word Transfers No1
Julianna Kniepp Designs: With All My Heart, Hello Beautiful
Agnes Biro: En Route
Traci Reed: 10080 Minutes Days Of The Week
Font: Pea Kenny

(right page)
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Social Network, Artist Edge No1, 
Traci Reed: Bold Numbered Cards, Pointer Blondies, 10080 Minutes Days Of The Week
Font: Pea Kenny

Week 3: 

(left page)
Traci Reed & Jenn Barrette: Get Artsy - My Journey
Traci Reed: A Week Remembered Cut Out Cards, Bad Sewing Machine - Let It Snow, A Week Remembered Layered Days Of The Week, 365 Unscripted Chalkboard Quotables
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Snow Fun, Distressed Dates No1
Karla Dudley: Lifecards
Carina Gardner: Design 365 Number Stamps
Font: Wednesday

(right page)
Traci Reed & Jenn Barrette: Get Artsy - My Journey
Traci Reed: Bold Numbered Cards, A Week Remembered Layered Days Of The Week, Talking Blondies
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Chills, Distressed Dates No1, Artsy Blendz Snow Elements, Winter Word Transfers
Ali Edwards: Remember Word Arts
Karla Dudley: Lifecards
Simply Tiffany Studios: Holiday 2011 Journals
Jenni Bowlin Studio: Rhinestone Buttons & Bows, Jeweled Butterflies
Font: Wednesday & You Are Loved

Now that I've started, I feel compelled to continue and finish. Saying that, I still have my Dec Daily album to complete as well as my Art Journal Caravan too. Yup, got way too many projects ongoing but  that will keep me busy! 

For this project, I'll be using lots of journaling cards as well as brushes to mask off portions of photos I don't fancy showing. I've created my own templates and I've got a folder in Bridge with all the elements pertaining to this project. I doing a 2 pager for each week and my week run from Mon - Sun (just to make life easier). I decided to do away with the plastic sleeve that is common with paper Project Life as I'll be printing this out in a book format and therefore, it's not necessary. I reckon I'll have at least over 100 pages by the time I finish with this project! So if anyone sees me trigger happy with my iPhone, you now know why!!! TTFN!

Friday, 15 February 2013

~ Pink Reptile Designs & Lynne Marie: Boho Bliss ~

Mirjam and Lynne Marie came up with this amazing kit called Boho Bliss, available at The Lilypad!

I had to do an art journal with this kit: 

And another page: 

This has to be the most fun kit that I've ever played! Really enjoyed using the various elements in here! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: All Directions ~

Val brought a new kit entitled 'All Directions', available at Oscraps.

Here's my page created with the kit: 

Luv the splashes of paints in this kit! Had fun playing with them. TTFN!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

~ 365 Cards: Day 43:

Today's challenge is called Two For Tuesday. Basically create two cards with the same elements but in a different manner. Here's mine: 

Using Courtney's Digiscrappin's Creative Inspiration kit.

Well, I varied the elements differently in each card and changed the sentiments. TTFN!

~ Traci Reed Designs ~

Traci came up with 3 amazing kits, each a collaboration with other designers. 

Big Bro & Little Bro
Traci Reed & Libby Pritchett: He Ain't Heavy
Font: Pea Courtney

Traci Reed & Melita Bloomer: Our Story
Font: Pea Jean Script

Hello Love
Traci Reed, Mari Koegelenberg & Misty Cato: Hello Love
Font: Wednesday

Had fun playing with the kits! TTFN!

~ It's Elemental by Tiffany Tillman ~

Tiffany is coming out with a class entitled 'It's Elemental', over at The class is about embellishing strategies for elements. Having taken the class, it has been very useful and informative. Until the 17th Feb, there's an early bird discount for enrolling in the class. TTFN!

Monday, 11 February 2013

~ Get It Scrapped Articles ~

Catching up on blog posts. Here are the articles where my pages have appeared! 

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Social Network, Skinny Lined Overlays No2, Script Tease Happiness Overlays No1, Labeled Words Social Network
Font: Sketch Nice & Stars From Our Eyes

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Embrace Life, Antiquated Frames, Doily Edge Overlays No1
Julianna Kniepp: Sew Manma Sew, Make A Wish
Traci Reed Designs: Alphabitties No4
Fonts: Pea Charmaine & Pea Gemini Jen

Captivated Visions: Believe In Beautiful
Captivated Visions & Jenn Barrette: I Believe In Second Chance
Traci Reed Designs: XL Trashed Stencils, Get Textured
Rebecca Mcmeen: Eliaz
Tangie Baxter: AJC11 Parcel 30
Font: Pea Katie Shea

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Bask
Julianna Kniepp Designs: Summer Sunshine, WordArts Summer, The Mists Edition: Shapes, About Me, So Sweet
Julianna Kniepp Designs & Jenn Barrette: Seas The Day
The Hidden Heart, Julianna Kniepp Designs, Shabby Miss Jenn & Boutique Cute Doll: About Me
Maya de Groot: Steam Machines
Splendid Fiins: Border Punch Set 2
Agnes Biro: Renewed Spirit
Forever Joy Designs: Sweet Days
Studio 68: Travelogue
Font: Pea Andrea

Viva Artistry: Fall Jubilee, Sweet Songs
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Sweet Pea, ArtPlay Palette Heraldry, 12x12 Sand Scratched Overlays No1
Pink Reptile Designs: Wicked
Font: Stars From Our Eyes

Had fun creating these pages to the themes given. TTFN!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

~ Happy Chinese New Year ~

Wishing all my friends who are celebrating, a very Happy Chinese New Year! 

When I think of all the CNY goodies that I'm missing, I wish I was back home now! What will this year hold? In terms of health, hopefully better than last year! TTFN!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

~ On Display: Pink Reptile Designs ~

January flew past in a wink! I was so busy that I didn't get time to blog so now playing catch up. Here are some pages done using Pink Reptile Designs kits. Mirjam comes up with the most amazing kits and I have so much fun playing with them.

Pink Reptile Designs & Mommyish Graphic Designs: Project - Live Laugh Love
Font: Noteworthy

Pink Reptile Designs: Something Old, Splatter Brushes No1
Font: Pea Catherine

Pink Reptile Designs: It Must Be Love
Font: Subway Novella

Enjoyed doing these pages. I'm scrapping so much that I sometimes end up using the same photo twice! Need to dig up the older photos! TTFN!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

~ 365 Cards: Day 36 ~

This week we are sponsored by DRS Designs. Today's challenge is Game-y, use a popular game to inspire the card design. I chose this particular crossword puzzle rubber stamp from DRS Designs. Here's my card: 

Using Anna Aspnes kits for the background and sentiment.

Luv the crossword puzzle stamp! I can see myself using that stamp a lot! TTFN! 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

~ On Display: Traci Reed Designs ~

Here are some pages done using Traci Reed's products. She does quite a number of collaborations with designers from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Traci Reed & Amyjaz Designs: XOXO
Font: Pea Kristin

Traci Reed & Michelle Bennett: Love Makes The World Go Round
Font: Pea Lian Script

Traci Reed & Jacque Larsen: Love Is In The Air
Font: Pea Jay

Traci Reed, Studio Basic & Julianna Kniepp: Favorite Moments
Fonts: Xerography, Waterfalls & Pea Jessi

Name of kits are written at the bottom of the pages. I have to admit that sometimes it's hard to design a page but I find it challenging. I tend to use just one photo mainly hence, I need to break the mould and use more photos if possible. TTFN!