Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Creative Scrappers Sketch 110

With dear Jennifer on the DT of Creative Scrappers now , 
it's only a matter of time I'd join in some of their fun ,
playing along with some of their sketches.
Lots of inspiring DT creations with this week's sketch -
& here's my take using up some AC Dear Lizzy for a change. 

I finally got round to die cutting some of AC's glittered cardstock here -
love how much glitter there is on the cardstock & so compacted ! 

Used up some of the Dear Lizzy fabric paper too . 
& for the title - to tone down the original color of the fabric thickers I sprayed on 
some Tattered Leather on 'em .;) 

DD and friends had a fabulous time  recently
that opened here in Mar this year.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Scrappiest layout sketch 71

Check out Sketch 71 up this week over at the Scrappiest.

What an original sketch it is too ! 

My take here featuring Chelley Bean Designs' fabric buttons with owls ,
with MME's So Sophie diecut & pp as the base for the design. 

Other supplies : BG Basics border stickers , 7 Gypsies' venice pp , 
AC rub ons , Robin's nest dew drops ,Glimmer mists ,
Doodlebug Design black glitter alphas. 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 65

The latest sketch is up 
with a multi photo sketch . 

I knew I could put some of my latest nature pics to use here 
and was too lazy to go through my entire stash to pick out the 
papers to go with these photos. 

So I brought along my printed out pics to our LSS 
and the first paper line that jumped out at me 
was much to my surprise 
Cosmo Cricket's Delovely ! 

So I brought home a coupla of pps
 ( stuck to my philosophy of not buying the entire line if I can help it ! )
and quickly put together this layout in no time . ;) 

These pics were taken within 5 mins by foot around my neighbourhood,
after the rain, late one afternoon .
Here's a few more from that shoot : 


Our friend , Gen, here enjoying the late autumn scene in Tokyo last year. 

I used a mix of new MM Panaroma pps with last year's Great Escape
 & older Passport embellies . 
These papers together with the pic simply called out to be inked & distressed. 
& I couldnt resist misting on the background to add more depth of color.

Layout design inspired by Sketch #129 , Sketch Inspiration .

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Some card shares

Happy weekend , blogging friends ! 
It's already Sat morn over here & a nice , cloudy day 
that caused floods & lots of fallen trees all over our tiny island ! 
( you gotta have a look at the pics in that link !!) 

Some CHA Summer arrivals are already upon us here - 
would you believe it ? ;) 
I got hold of the new star pins ( used here) by Maya Rd ,
some new Prima pearl swirls with  roses , 
BG Olivia & Oliver are here too - 
but I'm sitting those out for now 
until I'm bored with my newest stash .
( & of course , we know how long that could last !) 

Supplies used : Crate Paper Season Friendly & Love pps , 
Mia & Lemon Grass pps, 
Martha Stewart's around the page punch set, 
Prima rosebuds,
Baker's twine, vintage scrunched seam binding,
One heart ,one mind rub on sentiments,
Bazzill cardstock & ink.

Friday, June 25, 2010

TCR#12- When I look through the lens...

i see life . 
I'm finally using these Ali Edwards' Life in pictures stamps - 
thanks to getting hold of some new Studio Calico Documentary pps 
to go with the stamps.

All the other papers are a mix
 from Crate Paper's Prudence & Lemon Grass lines.

These retro camera images cut out & pop dotted 
are just the perfect embellies here .:) 
Check out the inspo for this color palette 
over at the Color Room

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My kids gone blonde ...

what do you think ? ashe blonde ? 
I'm pretty sure my Swedish scrappy pal , Metal_Minish
will highly approve of this hairstyle ! ;)

Just kidding ! It's simply the backlight effect on 
DD's not completely jet black hair - 
she does always have a lot of brown in her hair since young .

Now DS has pretty much black hair . No doubt about it ! 
You betcha most peeps don't think they are sibs when they're seen together ! lol 
Too happy to have some new hairdo captures
 of the kidlets before they start school again next week ! 

Pics shot on AV mode using the nifty thrifty 50/1.8 mm lens 
on aperture wide open . ;) 

& here's a layout to celebrate a new 'do - 

layout design inspired by a sketch by Julie Bonner.

DD gets mistaken to be a Japanese alot ! 
(Some people think I'm Japanese looking too - not sure why at all ?!! )
although amongst younger people they think she's Korean 
( lots of young people here these days love Korean pop music, dramas 
& they also learn the language - used to be that way with all things Japanese ) 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ICSketches #71

My card for ICS 71 this week 
featuring Such Sweet Tierney's Button set called Twilight ! ;) 
Other supplies : 7 Gypsies' Avignon pp, Pebbles Inc Treehouse pps 
Prima Bling , Fiskars Apron Lace border punch 

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Girl

Using just a few of my favorite things at the mo 
for this week's Sketch 70 for the Scrappiest.
More Bo Bunny Peacock Lane & Sunkissed papers 
with 7 Gypsies' Avignon masking tape .

These polka dotted buttons are old stash which I happened to 
stumble on while rummaging through my boxes of embellies for this layout.
Some inspiration from dear Kim ,
her use of beads for titles, banners & "naked" chippies are all here ...;) 

Dont forget to try out the sketch !
 Who knows you could be this month's winner. 
This month's winner receives a fabulous kit from Scrapbookdeals4u

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I used a combo of new JB Playdate papers with a Webster's Pages 
Lullaby Lane pp to capture at least 3 colors of this latest palette. 
Layout design inspired by a sketch by Julie Bonner

The banners were cut from FP's Wishful Thinking pp ,
bought only for the banner print .
I decided to try out some layers of banners for a change here
and that inspired me to put the title in the banner too .;)

Other Supplies : 
GM in denim, candy apple red, tattered leather;
Maya Rd kraft envie & ruffled ribbon, 
JP butterfly stickers,
Autumn Leaves buttons,
7 Gypsies Avignon masking tape

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ICSketches #70

Check out all the DT inspiration here

Supplies : Pebbles Inc Treehouse pps ,
Such Sweet Tierney buttons ,
Prima bling 

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Scrappiest layout sketch 69

This week for the Scrappiest I cut into the 
latest Fancy Pants - Like Father , Like Son line 
 for an easy masculine layout.
I used at least 5 different papers here. 

Such Sweet Tierney buttons are always my first go to embellies 
on a boy layout . 

Some Picket Fence crackled paint brushed on for a border here ,
Some Basic Grey Basics stickers & brown twine 
went well with these fab masculine pps . 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook - June 13th sketch

Such an inspiring & original sketch by Liz this week ! 
What to do with the many scalloped circle die cuts that we have ? 
There was a time I intentionally bought a whole bunch by My Little Shoebox 
and had ideas of cutting them up but never did .
So this is my first go doing it ! 

I used a sequence of my DD & friends 
on their first time out kite flying together
 at a rather iconic landmark in our city. 
We have such a panaromic view of our new city skyline here.

I'm still in the mood to  mix up the brands these days - 
MME So Sophie's pps , Crate Paper ,
 Pebble's Inc Treehouse ,
Basic Grey Basics journaling tag,
Prima rosebuds
glittered chipboard pieces,
Cosmo Cricket's Turquoise Tiny Type alphas

Do join in the fun & play along for a prize 
using any of the June sketches.
the more sketches used, the more chances to win.
 So be sure to link up each sketch used from the current month.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 64

This week for sketch 64 at the Little Shop of Sketches 
we have a 6x12" sketch for a change .

It's definitely been a while since I used this layout size - 
always fun to have a change .
My supplies here : 
My Little Shoebox journaling card & photo corner,
Tim Holtz ticket,
Prima packaging, 
Basic Grey Basics pp & border sticker ,
Sassafras Lass AppleJack banner,
Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ICSketches #69

My take this week for ICS #69 
using Pebbles Inc Treehouse pps & chipboard  , 
7 Gypsies Avignon pp ,
& some Prima rosebuds .

Our lovely Lulu (ICSDT) is sponsoring
 this week challenge with a$10.00 Gift Voucher to spend at All That Scraps .