Thursday, May 31, 2007

Text thurs over at sisterhoodofscrap

I have a Blog Challenge for you this morning.Let's see you use the word COURAGE in a post on your blog.
Never tried a text challenge so here goes : !
Be patient with everyone, but above all with thyself.
Do not be disheartened by your imperfections,
but always rise up with fresh courage.

St. Francis de Sales
17th Century Bishop of Geneva

Double page month May - Sketch 4 - my sketch world
Lucy Chesna's last double layout page sketch for May !
Do come back to check out new types of sketches for June !

Another go with Taiwanese Boy Band love ! lol & more Love , Elsie Roxie collection used !

This collection is great for teens , teeny bopper stuff !

pp, epoxy stickers , rub ons , mini ribbons

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DCM Mid Week extra - black with a touch of one colour & sketchthiscards #14

This weeks little extra is to use Black and ONE other colour only.


1 12x12 layout & 2 double 12x12 layouts, one card later I still have a lot of the Love , Eslie Roxie Collection left - in terms of paper & embellies . lol .

So I used the scraps for this card :
BAZZILL BLACK BLING CS , Q&Co felt ribbon & brad , Love Elsie roxie collection - mini ribbon & pp , DCWV glitter blue cs

Monday, May 28, 2007

Pencillines Design Team Sketch

Really enjoyed using more new findings on this layout :
featuring My Little Shoe Box Tropical Plumeria products - pp , die cut tags ,accents , ribbons, holographic sticker, overlay
Heidi Grace glittered paisley letter stickers,
SEI & MM brads , Prima Say It with Crystals , Dream Design silk flowers , Stemma rub ons , MM shimmer stickers , MM chipboard button

SIsterhood of Scrap - Challenge Monday Wk 7 - recipe

Do check out the latest challenge on Sisterhood of scrap .

Use 1 photo. Add 2 pieces of cardstock. Throw in 3 pieces of patterned paper and 4 pieces of ribbon. Embellish to taste.

It's a recipe challenge this week & I got to play with the Love, Elsie - roxie Collection for this . Scraplifting Elsie Flannigan's layout using much of the same patterned pp that she used as well in the original layout .

Elsie layout is over at :

CPS #15 Sparkle & Shine

Supplies : So happy to cut into the DCWV Nana's kids glitter CS stack . Flowers - Dream Design & locally found ( pearl & crystal centre )

Sunday, May 27, 2007

I'm Sister of the week May 27 - June 2 @ !

What a thrill !

Travelling All across the world thru' cyberspace I get to be a Sister ! lol

( given that I have no sisters IRL ! )

Heartfelt thanks to

Deanne, Carla & Susan
for the wonderful opportunity
to become your "Sister" !

If you haven't yet discovered their inspiring blog ,
head on over -
they have daily features
highlighting tips & techniques
for scrapping , photography & cardmaking & not forgetting their new Challenges every Monday !

here's my layout for their week 5 challenge :

This week's challenge will give you the opportunity to get more photos scrapped! For this challenge you must use a minimum of 3 photos on your layout.

Add flowers, and use your favorite technique!

Friday, May 25, 2007

sketch this cards: #13

using Nana's kids DCWV glittered CS & chipboard - & love the new Bazzill cardstock with an edge - rectangle scallop folded into 2 for a great card size
using the Love Elsie Roxie Collection - pp , chipboard button ,epoxy sticker , mini ribbons , Q&co felt flower, DCWV glittered CS

Tagged ! 6 Summer/ Mid Year Resolutions

Tagged by Di ! lol - ok i will let everyone off & not tag anyone else, save those readers who will volunteer their own ! in which case do let you know so that I can come by read them ! lol

Let's see there are only 2 reasons in tropical Singapore - rain & no rain ! & these days we're get a lot of these 2 season days ! hmmm - put it all down to global warming ! sunny in the morn & it may rain in the afternoons etc

It's good to do a mid year review I reckon & not forgetting that I did choose the word "CHANGE " for the Ali Edward's one word for the year challenge .

Lots of good changes I've had this year crafting wise & in other areas in life - so more of them - & in these areas :

1. I would love to take one whole week ( soon ) to do nothing but focus on embossing & rubber stamping ! lol - I just did my one week of scraplifting layouts this week past & enjoyed challenging myself to use up stash in ways I can't think of on my own ! This is still one area I kept talking about to try more of & still haven't got on it yet !

2. Next ,after attempting the embossing & stamping hopefully , off to explore my QK Silhouette Digital Cutter for a whole week ! hmmm - haven't done much with it all since acquiring it ! duh ! double duh ! So no more new toys perhaps like the Cuttlebug I'm still dreaming of for the cutest embossing folder designs !

3. More gourmet cooking to attempt - the Korean Culture has a very interesting philosophy re: food I realised - erhms ok I'm not even remotely Korean but we are living in Korean Drama Fever times around here ( not that I am even a fan yet ! ) so we get exposed to Korean culture a bit these days - their approach to food is food is medicine for the body ! Yes ! one of my fave Korean food is Korean Ginseng Chicken soup . I managed to catch a whole half hour episode that educated viewers on that one soup all around Korean ! lol ! yupz learnt a lot - even if just for one recipe ! lol - ok I haven't attempted it yet - I should remember it for my kids next time they have an exam in 3 months ' time or so ! lol
4. The kids have a one month school break starting today & we can't travel this year either . But we will look into finding some new things to do this hols besides going to the usual water theme park ( we only have one here but good enough
) like perhaps go stay one weekend on Sentosa !

5. Getting seasonal cards one or two months ahead of time has really helped me get some types of cards done & created that I normally wouldn't even think of attempting this year ! But wow 2 Chirstmas cards a week by Di is something to think about ! I think for me I really should get cracking on more altered projects as gifts ( also good for Christmas ! ) - so more altered notebooks /photoframes etc - so perhaps 2 gift items a week is a good start ! yeah me ! I also stumbled on one of the many kit clubs that have mushroomed these days that had great easy to accomplish projects to try with very clear instructions - & first on my list is to try & make a photo folder using one 12x12 double sided cs or pp ! will post it soon with the link !

6. Much amused by Di Hickman's comment on housework ! totally ! crafting & being online is way more fun than doing laundry , rite ? !

any tips there ? hmm - only this year we just bought a dishwashing machine ( not very fashionable in SIngapore 'cos many of us have domestic helpers ) - it's helped me be willing to cook more since the machine can take care of washing the heavy pots etc.

Also we have this irobot device - a circular shaped vacuum cleaner clever enough to figure out corners & steps . We don't have a washer /dryer - not fashionable to use a dryer here either - so yes laundry is also a bane ! - I did sign up for this yahoo group on becoming organised - but i barely read the messages which are full of daily tips to get things done in the house ! So I oughta start reading that perhaps !

But the best tip I've found by far is to use a timer of some sort - eg handphone alarm , kitchen timer etc & break time down into chunks of 15 mins or whatever works for you & get a little bit done of everything that you want to for the day . Good for multi taskers to focus on one thing at a time !

A layout a Day this week ! *cool guy *

This is a scraplift of Keisha Campbell's layout .

Keisha's blog is over at : www.abiteast.typepad.comI'm a biiig fan of Keisha's work . Unfortunately I have still shied away from adding stamping to a layout yet again ( a trademark of Keisha's creations )

journaling by Deb . Made up of the song titles from the Fahrenheit album . Chun is her current Taiwanese pop idol ! part of the boy band Fahrenheit !

USing MM Anthology pp , Bazzill CS , MM kraft monograms , Prima pop up star, Bo Bunny rub on

Caardvarks ! Bling, Bling ..Hello challenge / contest - Jun 2 !

Here we go...create a hello card using BLING on your cardfront!
using the new DCWV Nana's Kids Glittered & embossed CS , Prima Flowers & Making Memories Shimmer stickers

cps #14

exciting times at this blog

card publishing opportunity using their card sketch on fall theme

trying out new findings here : Nana's Kids DCWV glittered cardstock & butterfly chipboard , Stemma quick floral border

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Paper Salon /Becky Fleck Sketch challenge winner !

I just realised today that my name was picked in the lucky draw !
Great prizes there ! prize packs that include a PS Tailored Tin, a collection of PS or KN papers and a pack of Outerwear! wahoo !

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A layout a Day this week ! **Me** again !

I dont have much pics of me that I would want to scrap but did find a handful taken in April that I'd venture a go at .
& so trying out the A4 size & still loving it ! & the layered look again - with torn paper effect !
using Bo Bunny Anna Sopia pp & ribbons, tags & cool clipz,
rima dogwood , glittered Hydrangeas & crystals , Anna Griffin crochet & beaded flower ( cos I cant do it myself ! ) ,
My little Shoe box flip flip sticker - it's holographic & has the words Dream , Wish , Cosmo Cricket die cut & tab , 7 gypsies stickers
Stemma - journaling pocket & rub ons


Couldnt resist adding on this new tag layout

Here is something new I just had to try .

I stumbled upon a tag shaped layout on 2peas by Lana Rappette & was intrigued by the big tag cardstock. I was at one of our local LSS & saw the same tag shape by Bazzill & knew I had a similar picture of JR to put it on this tag layout !

also trying out the new DCWV Nana's kids embossed CS , trim from Bangkok , 7 gypsies stickers , Bo Bunny play hard bodalicious brads , Memories Complete circle sticker.

My sketch World - Double Page May Month - Sketch 3

check out Lucy Chesna's latest double layout sketch above .
My take using "
BG romani pp & matchbook kit for the hidden journaling ,
Scenic Route Laurel Chipboard , Creative Imaginations chipboard alphas , 7 gypsies photo turns , Q&Co brads, MM kraft stickers

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

DCM extra - sketch challenge

This week's Little Extra challenge gives you a sketch to play with. Remember you can bend it, twist it, shrink it or stretch it - you can even turn it upside down if you like. You don't even have to use flowers if you don't want to (shock, horror!)


DCWV has a new glitter / embossed cardstock stack called Nana's kids !!! kid themed ! I mistoke it for K&Co initially ! lots of spot embossing ! just gorgeous !

A Layout a day this week ! **dreams **

fun stuff I never tried before : adding sepia glossy accent to the black letter stickers - "listen to your " , inking the Fancy Pants Scroll chipboard , also added sepia glossy accent to the turquoise bits . Shimmer Art Accentz glue was used on the white page to add some dreaminess.
supplies : Bazzill Bling , Urban Lily pp, AC foam thickers - Soda Float ! EK success stickers

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Layout a day this week ! **Now**

Trying out the Jenni Bowlin shaped paper for something different - also the Daisy D romance range of die cut tags & rub ons . Other supplies : AC felt thickers , HS bling , Altered prima flowers , lace ( from Kathy ! ) , ink

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A layout a Day this week !

I had such a record productive this weekend in terms of making layouts - 12x12 & A4 . All very nice & crafty for me ! Think I'll post a layout a day to spread them out !

Trying out the layered look with this one :

& loving the AC pp, Heidi Grace Oh So Moody chipboard & embossed stickers ,
MM kraft stickers, Q&Co felt ribbon

Friday, May 18, 2007

DCM - Starting from Scratch challenge

This week it was Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn to set the dare ....For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style
**insert evil laugh here**

I was attempting the "comfort food " version of a card ! hmmm ! tried a quilted type of look using scraps of old CB paper! not my fave ones either - made up entirely of 2" sqaures , pasted & folded a lot ! lol - not sure if the fibres are allowed ! lol

I think it's way easier to stick to cutting out lovely flowers frm beautiful pp ( such as those from K&Co ! ) & using them as embellies ! hmm double hmmm !

maybe it's good for a man !

you tell me ! lol

JADS May DT challenges

CD card made based on a Paper Squares Circle Composition sketch

Tag art card ; create a tag then put it on a card !

Tag art is not my forte so this is what came out ! lol

my first A4 layout ! new fave l/o ! lol

always fun to try out something new !

For the JADS design team May, 2 of something challenge !

I used at least 2 Hambly rub ons , 2 Urban Lily rub ons , 2 Prima Say it With Crystals swirls , 2 Chester glitter chipboard flowers , 2 MM kraft stickers .

Other bits & bobs I loved here : BG phoebe pp & monogram letters , MM metal letters + brads , Q&Co XL heart brad, Provocraft chipboard number

my first A4 layout ! new fave l/o ! lol

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Di Hickman's May Card sketch #3

supply lists : Scenic Route Savannah pp, Q&Co felt ribbon ,

SEI brads , Spotlight Embellishment tile, Inks , DCWV CS

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lucy Chesna's May double Layout #2

Created this layout for my Deb's current Taiwainese Boy Band Idol Craze ! lol
title : Wuzun , handsome lad !

supply list : Bazzill Bling CS, Junkitz Salsa Celebrations pp , Creative Imaginations scalloped paper, American Crafts foam tags , Q&CO Bold Sequins , XL star brads , felt ribbon , round brads, Art Accentz Shimmer glue .

Sunday, May 13, 2007

DCM - Food for thought / CPS #13

This week it's me (Kathy) setting the dare and I'd like you to make a card with a theme of FOOD!
So let's mull this one over.......You could make an invitation to a barbecue, dinner party, picnic, kids party etcIt could feature a recipe, ingredients, utensils, cookery quotations, poems or rhymes....It could have food depicted on it eg cupcake, CHOCOLATE, bowl of fruit , CHOCOLATE, sausages, CHOCOLATE,.....birthday cake....Hey, it could even have real food stuck on it.....OK, maybe long as it's clearly got a foodie theme it's allowed.

took the easy way out making a birthday card using these not so easy to use papers but made much easier with the CPS sketch #13 & the DCM food dare !


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mothers Rarely Get What They Deserve
Music: Wann ich des Morgens frueh aufstheh'By Ludwig Senfl. Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band

Mothers rarely get what they deserve:
On them is dumped the dirt of our dreams.
Their joys must be ours, as they serve
Hard time, which only our love redeems.
Each day your love and faith my days renew;
Rejoice, then, on this day reserved for you.

Happy Mother's Day to all the crafting Mother's out there ! ;-)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I have to tell you all 5- 10 ways I come up with things to put on my blog.

Tagged by Di Hickman - I have to tell you all 5- 10 ways I come up with things to put on my blog.

Something different, so fun to have a go :

1. My blog was originally focused on highlighting the latest & the greatest in terms of craft product updates.

It has since evolved as a blog for me to share my handiwork or original creations .

Frankly I oughta start a new blog for that purpose & I’d call it Pearl’s paperfections rather than using the current one – kind of a misnomer !

2.Having said that , I have stumbled upon so many wonderful blogs/sites , many still mushrooming up that gets me going in terms of what I put up here !

Happily I started with cards – dares / challenges – was the very first & still a fave one to be a participant with !
Some other faves : Card Positioning Systems , Sketch This Card , Caardvarks etc

3.I have also since had more than a few gos with layouts – in fact I feel like doing many at one go these days – time permitting – hey ho ! time hasn’t permitted !

Also thanks to blogs that set out sketches / challenges – currently my faves to work with are : &

then there are soo many dare sites for layouts –

Effer Dares,Scrapjacked, Pencillines , Australia, UK Dares, How Much is too Much ! too many to list ! all waiting for me to have a go as well ! phew !

4.I am now wondering which way to evolve – always nice to do things a little unpredictably I feel ! lol
I am thankful to blogs that provide tutorials , how tos , resources , prompts other than setting challenges . Perhaps I could try writing more next ! lol

Di Hickmans’s one –

Ana Cabrera’s :-
Many stamping focused blogs have a lot of resources as well !

5.Many projects are seasonally inspired – like currently Mother’s Day – still trying to get started on trying to work on some MM chipboard shapes to try a shaped greeting !
I know I had a blast last year with Christmas creations as with my Valentine’s Day / love themed cards this year

I could go on … but I think I’d leave them for another time ! lol

ok tagging Paula , Kathy , Gillian , Dawn , Kandis

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My Sketch world - Double Page Month May

Head on over to Lucy Chesna's My Sketch World for all the layout samples for this latest sketch .
I really enjoyed making my first 2 page layout with this sketch ! especially since I had all these new goodies to play with !
Title : Deb is 12
Sub title : another year older , another year wiser !

supply lists : Bazzill Bling CS, Rhonna Farrer French Twist pp , Around the Block Celebration pp, Q&co Bold Sequins , XL heart, round brads , square brads, Provocraft Chipboard alphas - flocked , burlap , candles , numbers ; Heidi Swapp Bling - crowns, 7 Gypsies stickers , Junkitz Celebrations stickers , Hambly rub ons , Zebra pen .

Monday, May 07, 2007

Di Hickman's May Card sketch #1

My card sample made for the sketch :
Supplies: Brenda Pinnick Designs pp , Creative Imaginations spiral clip , hand embossed heart brad , Prima Sprites , Make it Personal Rub Ons

Do check out Di's card / layout / ATC sketches over at :

Friday, May 04, 2007

On Q&Co blog ! You Are Beautiful Card !

I hate hiding beautiful paper patterns - so I did not cut the felt ribbon in any particular shape but simple to fit the space next to the Scenic Route sticker & following the sketch recipe !
I like the colours showing thru the felt ribbon !
I have some layouts to share using more Q&Co latest findings but I can't reveal them yet ! lol -
Great to finally have something on the Q&Co blog ! Since i am a big fan of theirs ! ;-)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

DCM - Beautiful thought / Sketch this cards wk 10

This week's Little Extra challenge gives you just one single word for inspiration - and that word is:
Hopefully that will have you thinking Beautiful thoughts and making Beautiful cards.

Trying out some new new findings here for a card theme I have never thought of yet !

Q&CO felt ribbon - extra large heart brad - crochet flower ( frm BKK ) , Scenic Route Laurel pp & sticker , Prima Say it with Crystals , Doodlebug paper frills , DCWV CS