Sunday, 29 December 2013

Copper Mountain Reveal

it's here! studio calico january kit - copper mountain is live! 

this is my first kit in studio calico scrapbook team so this is a special kit for me. i love the colours, the beautiful papers and embellishment in this kit. favourite items have to be the wood grain paper, wood veneer, chipboard dots, puffy hearts and the cute mini badges. 

here's what i made this month! to see detail shots and what products i used, you can click on each of the layouts.


this is a main kit only layout. i started this layout with the woodgrain paper as my background. i love the wood veneer and wanted to use it as a backing for my photo. i painted the wood veneer with white acrylic paint so that it will stand out better against dark paper. i added some patterned paper and vellum under the wood veneer to create some layers, then i filled up each of the circles with the colorful chipboard dots, a mini badge and stamp. to create the soft and dreamy feel I was looking for, i cut this month's star cut files by catherine davis using my silhouette cameo and vellum paper.

enjoy every moment

this is a main kit only layout. this layout started with this month's journaling card cut files by in a creative bubble. i love the hearts journaling card cut file so much i created a background with it. once my cut file is ready, i back it with the patterned paper and my background was ready. i placed my photo in the middle of the page and started layering the hearts from the cut file around it. to add more colors and layers to this layout, i used one of the hearts as a guide and hand cut more little hearts from vellum and the different patterned paper in the kit. to finish this layout, i added some puffy hearts, the airmail ribbon and some ink splatters using mr huey mist.


for this layout, i used a mix of the main scrapbook kit, high point and fremont gladesI used the circle wood veneer as a stencil to create the background for this layout. I used a pencil to trace out the circles and used watercolor to paint. The fun part was to embellish the circles with the bits and pieces from the kits. this is one of my favourite photos of ethan. i love how this photo captures how much fun he had playing with the balloons under the hot sun! i wanted this photo to be the focus of my layout, so i kept it simple and finished with the hello cut file by hello forever as the title.

sunny bunny

i used a mix of the main scrapbook kit, high pointfremont glades and slingshot for this layout. ethan started going to pre nursery about 2 months ago. I love this photo of him in his uniform and carrying his little bag. i started with this beautiful patterned paper by prima marketing - are you on my radius? from high point. for more interest, i used the gold rub ons by hello forever on a piece of vellum and placed it as a backing for the love journaling card by in a creative bubble. the rest of the layout came together with layers of glassine bag, patterned paper under the photo and bits and pieces of the embellishments spread along the mist splatters i added across the page. to finish off the page, i tuck some of the beautiful mint green ribbon under the photo and a cute bunny paper clip to hold the papers together.

that's all for my first reveal at studio calico! thank you for dropping by and i hope you manage to purchase what you were planning to get this month. happy holidays!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Copper Mountain Sneaks

i received my first studio calico kit less than a week ago and it was so much fun to work with! here are some sneak peeks of the layouts i made...

i love this wood veneer. i painted it white so that it will stand out from the dark woodgrain paper. i love that i can fill up the wood veneer with little embellishments from the kit. i used only the main scrapbook kit for this layout.

the cut files this month are amazing! i used one of the journaling cuts files by in a creative bubble as a background for this layout. this is also a scrapbook kit only layout.

i had to play with some watercolors too...

i love love love this paper from add on 2 - high point! i love the stamp in the main scrapbook kit. i used it to scatter these little coloured triangles. 

i hope you like what you see so far. the reveal is in 3 days 4 hours so get ready to shop for your favourite kits and add-ons! Subscribers reveal will be on 27th at noon EST/ 11am CST and for the rest of the public, it will go live on 27th at midnight EST/ 11pm CST

happy holidays and have a wonderful christmas! :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Exciting News!!!

i have some exciting news to share, i am on the new scrapbook creative team of studio calico for 2014!!! i am extremely honored and happy to be invited to join this team of amazingly talented ladies. thank you so much samantha and studio calico for this wonderful opportunity. this is my first creative team position and i am so looking forward to get started! you can check out the rest of the creative team on studio calico blog and get to know each of the girls better!

i will be back soon to share some sneaks for my first kit! 
thanks for dropping by!!!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Project Life - September - You Are My Happy

hello everyone! i'm back to share my PL for september. i am trying to catch up with my pl since it's almost the end of the year! i can't believe it's december! where have all the time gone???!!! i still got a couple of months that i missed out early in the year so i guess i just need to work harder and faster! as i am taking photos of my september spread, this little card "i will remember this day forever" reminded me of why i love working on pl. there are so many days and moments of my little boy that i want to remember forever and i am happy that i am able to capture all of them using pl. so i will still be working with pl in 2014 but maybe on a smaller scale since i still have problems catching up even when i am working on monthly spreads. i think i basically just need more scrapbook time! *laughs*

ok, back to my main topic for today, here's my spread for september! i made 4 pages this month and used mainly the studio calico "antiquary" pl kit. i initially thought the colors were difficult to work with until i started putting my spread together and i realised how wrong i am! turned out to be one of my favourite kit! :)

this is page 1 and 2. this is one of the rare months where i didn't have a lot of photos so instead of my usual design a page protector, i added design g.

since i didn't have that many photos, i had more space for filter cards! the filter cards in this kit are amazing so i'm happy i got to use the ones i love. the kit also came with these little badges. they were cute and i used up all 3 of them. the "dear lizzy" gold alpha stickers that came with the kit are my new favourite. i like how it adds that shimmer to page and they are just the right size.

this is a detailed shot of my title card for this month.

in page 2, i adhere my photo on a white tag and used the calendar stamp to indicate the date the photo was taken. as i am writing this post, i realised i made a mistake and circled october instead of september!!! blur me! got to redo that tag one of these days...

this is my favourite card for this page, the numbers on the card reminded me of how ethan is learning how to count from 1 to 5 so i used color coordinated sequins for each number.

this is page 3 and 4. i kept these 2 pages really simple as i wanted the photos and pretty cards to stand out. 
here are some detailed photos...

love how this cute little camera charm adds some interest to the spread.

thanks for dropping by and i hope you enjoy the rest of this week.