Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010 ! Hello .....2011 !!!

Wow ! how fast did 2010 fly by us all ! 
I'm more than pleased that my bit of scrappy crystal ball gazing on 
was all spot on !!!! woot ! 
Alas , I have nothing much to offer this time save
 to pass this on from Pantone : 
Say Yes to HoneySuckle Pink : 
oooo yeah ! Color me vivid & with extravagant optimism any day ! I likey !!! 
& I just might buy more clothes in this color going forward into 2011 . ;) 

Now continuing my celebration of creations of 2010 - 

From July . 
O my ! TA's Limited Edition Colors - Fall 2010 - 
sure had me at Hello !! woot ! such a fine collection of versatile mist colors . 
With them , I can alter any olde, ugly patterned paper into something I could love ! 'nuff said ! 

From August. 
I made a record number of cards to appreciate teachers this year. 
& bought a record number of school themed lines too. 
With my kidlets at the age their at , 
totally worth justifying the hoarding for me ! 
From September . 
 Joy is  handcoloring my own crinkled ribbons . 
I even used some to make flowers here. ;) 
& It really was a banner year , wasn't it ? 
From October.
Although Turquoise was 2010's hue of the year ( Pantone) , 
I was very happy to add shades of purple to my creations this year.
& did you notice Bloomers everywhere - 
on clothes, tees , not just for scrappy use ...
From November . 
My first GD spot for a stamping company - myStampBox ! 
Sweet ! 

From December. 
Playing with newfound mediums ( in this case - alcohol inks ) 
always always make me happy ! ;) 

Now Here's wishing all blogging friends a berry, merry New Year - 

 w/ a champagne cherry cheesecake truffle w/ pecan praline & amaretti... 
and a generous scoop of vanilla gelato + cider-marinated fruits by  the side. 
Yupz , I sure hope my first dinner of 2011 is gonna be rounded off like this ! ;) 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celebrate 2010 !

Being that it's a nice new shiny decade , 
it's only fitting to celebrate what we've done in 2010 ! 

From January .
I liked the soft colors of the G45 Le Romantique line coupled with kraft.
& I carried on misting throughout most of 2010. ;) 
From February .
Love acrylic photo stand projects - made quite a few as gifts for guys.
G45 A Proper Gentleman was a fave masculine line for me.

from March . 
Handmade flowers are here to stay it seems & I certainly jumped 
on that major trend with this altered canvas project. 
from April . 
Celebrating scallops -every which way & the use of white spot laminated cardstocks with mists. 

From May . 
This Girls' Paperie line - for cards is a major fave for me . 

from June . 
Finally using my clear stamps more this year - 
Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards is a major fave. 

I'll continue in the next post 
with my choices from the remaining 6 mths of the year ! 
What fun to look back at what we've done sometimes . ;) 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Real Life. in photos .

It seems that I like rounding off my year end scrapping with Webster's Pages. 
Definitely one of my top go to brands . To me,  Webster's Pages papers are versatile enough 
to match many different photo themes. 
I used a mix of scraps from 2 different lines - Seaside Retreat & Nature's Storybook.
Used some cardstock stickers from the Garden Gala line . 
& Vintage sparklers from the Wonderfall line on top of 
Chelly Bean Design's crepe paper flowers. ;) 

Lest I forget how to scrap & mist & all that - 
couldn't resist misting with Perfect Pearl mist in green unto the black cardstock. ;) 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Quick Pressie Ideas

Trust you're mostly done with present opening or giving marathons ! ;) 
I made these as stand bys to give away , just in case I need a present with a handmade touch. 
A quick altered notebook using BG Capella . 

I'm also entering this for the Krafer's Paradise Challenge #4 - using BG in our projects . ;) 

A Tattered Angel Bingo Card hanging for a change here. 

I tried coloring some of  the Prima crystals with green alcohol ink & loved the result ! ;) 
The TA chipboard frame was painted with Pink Bubblegum GM and then coated with 
Glimmer Glam in Lavender. 
Some Prima floral, leaves , crinkled ribbon , JB vintage buttons and I was 
able to call it done . ;) 

Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas !

& it just wouldn't be Christmas without you , 
you , 
& you ...... dear blogging friends ! ;)

As for me & my house , we celebrate the Reason for the season ,
the birth of Jesus Christ, and unite in heart with fellow believers all over the world
on this very special time of the year !

Sending you all extra warm thoughts & wishes 
from Sunny Singapore ! 
Be Blessed in the year ahead , 2011 ! ;) 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More G45 Springtime cards

Some peeps bake & bake during Christmas . 
Not me , I'd rather be creating paperfections ! lol 
Especially with new papers for inspiration. 

Made a batch of G45 Once Upon a Springtime cards at one go - 
using all my fave things - bling, pearls , crinkled ribbons,
lace/crochet trim. 

SRM Stickers for the card sentiments . 
O Happy Day , indeed  after these were made . ;) 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More hidden stash finds

In the course of uncovering the Bo Bunny Edgy Album ,
 I found a Maya Road Acrylic Butterfly Album amongst others. 
I wanted to see where I could go with these acrylic pages with the alcohol inks I have on hand. 

I kept it fairly simple to allow the alcohol ink patterns to come thru' , 
using a few of my fave things . ;)
Prima florals, crinkled ribbon , glittered chipboard, AC soft fleece heart

& I figured if I could do one page , I can do another & see what happens. 
True enough, the 2nd is quite different from the first - 
even though I was using the same color combos . 

Sure had fun with alcohol inks & these butterfly acrylic pages ! ;) 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Bo Bunny Edgy Album

Once in a while I take a look at 
my hidden stash & this time I rediscovered a whole load of 
mini albums I bought when they were on sale . 
So I've had this Bo Bunny Edgy Album for more than  a year 
and decided to turn it into a gift album  
for one of  DD's schoolmate . 

I took a clean & simple approach , 
featuring Such Sweet Tierney buttons as the main embellies . 
Papers are Jillibean Soup's Atomic Soup line 
and SC Elementary . 

Very pleased to have used up stash 
( yeah ! hands up bloggy friends who can relate ! ) 
even if this album took me longer to complete
 than I thought it would . ;) 
I guess that's why I don't make mini albums so much . 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

BG Hopscotch

So I brought home some BG Hopscotch papers at the same time as the 
G45 Once Upon a Spingtime line. 
I think this is such a versatile line - 
not an obvious in your face Valentine line -
very teenager inspired to me . 

Lots of geometric prints, some seem Japanese inspired too . 
I have used these BG Hopscotch pps with some Such Sweet Tiernney Buttons here. 

Can't go wrong with some twine, gingham ribbon or crochet trim . 
Card sentiments are by SRM Stickers. 
I love it that their Card Sentiment sticker sheet has a
 slightly different variation on the same theme, sticker to sticker.
I do have a problem being bored with the same old same old on one sheet. ;) 
Which you sometimes get with rub ons or stamped sentiments .  
So yes ! I am highly recommending 
SRM Stickers for your card sentiments ! ;) 

Friday, December 17, 2010

moving on , moving on

with Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime line ! 
It's that time of the year for us here , 
New lines arriving even before the CHA summer show ! woot ! 
We are spoilt for choice, as scrappers in lil ole Singapore . For sure ! 

I was inspired by The Color Room's Challenge #37 , 
pastel colors from Her Room 
Sketches in Thyme 
( a new to me challenge site ) .
Other supplies : 
AC felt heart, Prima Rosebud, 
Maya Rd chipboard ( painted with Twinkling H2O) ,
my own handcolored crinkled ribbon, 
SRM Stickers - Sticker Sentiments - Thank You . 

I'll be back very soon with 
a BG Hopscotch card or two to share next ! ;)  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

silly peeps

Taking a wee break from Christmas projects 
with this tropical , outdoorsy layout 
featuring Magistical Memories' Cara Scroll chipboard, 
Nicole Lombardo Design's Birdivine cardstock scroll border, 
Paper Trunk's Maybe Baby papers. 

I also used my MM Slice for the word "us", cut from cardstock .
& tried out a little shipping tag banner fun here with my fave crinkled ribbons . 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ICS #95 & DT Call

is up & running here . 
& here's one where I used my MM slice for 
the layered scalloped circles cut from CP's Snow Day line. 

I used the Ho Ho Ho stamp set from myStampBox - for the Santa & the sentiment - 
which we received in my Magistical Memories' DT box .
Added a touch of White Liquid Applique on Santa just for fun . 
Some painting using Glimmer Mist . 

Do Check out ICS' DT call here too 
if you love making cards ! ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 days of Giveaways - Such Sweet Tierney style

Our 12 days of Christmas giveaways starts now! 
First: Watch our insanely awkward video. 

Second: leave a comment here

Third: check back everyday for new prizes and winner updates!

December 12th Giveaway:
check it out here 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Look thru' the lens

what do we see ? 

A layout to share today using the new Viewfinder chipboard by Magistical Memories 
( designed by Amy Teets ) 

I backed the viewfinder with some black embossed Core'dinations cardstock,
added a vintage stamp image ( Technique Tuesday ) which was stamped on coordinating 
Prima Jack & Jill paper & topped off with Glossy Accents. The date is clear numeral stickers
by SRM Stickers.  

I thought the Prima Jack & Jill papers would be fun to use to make some Baby cards . 
These are my first gos are it . 

Gotta love the clear stickers by SRM Stickers for the perfect Baby card sentiments . 
They do go on seamlessly , like how I want it . ;)