Monday, 28 October 2013

Good Times

hello everyone, i’m dropping in today to share a layout i did last weekend using goodies from elle’s studio. i used a mix products from Cameron, saltwater and Penelope collection. i am amazed how seamlessly the colors and designs work together.  in this layout, i used this photo of ian and ethan to document the boys enjoying the good times, sleeping in and relaxing on a saturday morning.

i started with “endless summer” paper from saltwater collection. i hand stitched a heart as a background and used white thread here to keep the stitching subtle. then i added some mist and sequins along the stitching to outline the heart shape.

i wanted to add a flower to the layout but couldn’t find a suitable one in my stash so i made one using doilies. i layered the doilies on a piece of round cardstock and added a brad to secure them together.  i am surprised how it turned out and i love it! will definitely add this in my future projects.

to create a banner so i cut up the labels and cutouts from saltwater and Cameron collection and layer them under the photo. next, i added a ribbon and embellish it with some buttons, wood veneers and my favourite gold foil heart sticker. to finish off the layout, i trim the sides of  the “endless summer” paper and adhered it on “bows” paper from the new Penelope collection.

thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this layout 
as much as I do. 


paper: elle’s studio (“saltwater”, “penelope”)
tags, cutouts: elle’s studio (“saltwater”, “cameron”)
button: october afternoon (“midway”)
brads: exclusive dear lizzy (“5th and frolic”) brad from studio calico (“34th street kit”)
wood veneer: studio calico
mist: studio mister huey in seafoam, gold and sky scrapper
others: ribbon, sequins, doilies

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Always An Adventure

happy thursday! i hope the week has been good for you so far. i had a productive weekend last week and i manage to come up with 2 layouts! it's quite an achievement for me as i am usually a very very slow scrapper. i only scrap at night after ethan falls asleep, which is about 11pm! hence, i have very limited time a day, it doesn't help that i can take a long time to decide the placements of my papers and embellishment. i need to learn how to scrap faster so that more can be done! here's the first layout i made with some elle's studio goodies i got from my local 
scrapbook store. 

i love this cheerful yellow background and i would like to use it as my background.  to tone down the yellow, i added some white acrylic paint and started spreading it with my brush and used the glitz giant roller in an attempt to create some texture. next, i used the studio calico noah outline stamp to add more design and interest to the background. I have some butterfly silhouette diecuts from my previous project around so I used them to create a strip down the page and it works as a base for me to layer the tags, tidbits and embellishments. I also layered tissue paper, patterned paper, vellum and doilies under the this black and white photo of ethan. i decided to use a black and white photo here so that it will stand out in this colorful layout.

here are some details of this layout...


paper: elle's studio ("cameron", "penelope"), dear lizzy ("neapolitan")
tags/tidbits: elle's studio ("cameron")
white card stock: american crafts
button: october afternoon ("midway")
stickers: crate paper ("the pier")
brads: october afternoon ("midway")
wood veneer: studio calico
wooden peg: pebbles
enamel dots: my mind's eye
stamps: studio calico noah outline stamp, glitz designs arrow roller stamp
others: vellum, doily, wooden peg, gold foil heart sticker, sequins, ribbon, yellow star sticker, yellow label

thanks for looking!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Keep Calm and Make A Card

hi! it's almost the end of sunday and i hope everyone had a good weekend. today, i would like to share some cards i made for WCMD 2013 on studio calico's blog. there are some very attractive prizes!!! you can read more the details here. i am also in the mist of letting ethan start preschool and as a mother of a 2 year old, there are tons of things i can worry about. hence, i decided to work on some cards to keep myself calm and not worry about everything!!! *haha*

this is my first card... 

i made this card to join challenge #2 - ombre. i used mostly products from crate paper "the pier" collection. 

this is the second card...

i made this card to for challenge #3 - use your scraps. i have tons of scraps from my studio calico kits so i am happy to join in this particular challenge! i got to say the heart shaped stitching stencil from amy tangerine "cut and paste" is my current favourite!

this is the third card...

i made this card for challenge #5 - sketches. this is base on sketch #1. I used studio calico "valley high" card kit. love how the colorful papers look together.

that's all i have to share today, thanks for dropping by!