Monday, 25 November 2013

~ SAS: Color Play 16 ~

Scrap Art Studio designers came up with an amazing Color Play 16 kits based on this palette: 

As usual, I had a whale of a time playing with the kits based on Christmas theme. They will certainly come in handy for my December journals. Here are some of the pages:

 Using Vicki Robinson's kit

 Using Cilenia Curtis' kit

 Using T For Me's kit

 Using Courtney's Digiscrappin's kit

Using all the designers' kits

 Using Angie Young's kit

 Using Vicki's Robinson's kit

Using Les Idees de Christine's kit

The kits can be purchased from SAS store here. Luv the colour scheme and I can see myself using it over and over again! TTFN!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

~ 365 Cards Blog Hop ~

Welcome to 365 Cards blog hop.

The team was given a challenge for this blog hop. Before that, we were sent a package to play with. The theme was to make a card that represents my style. Now I had to scratch my head as my style has changed tremendously over the past few years. Firstly, I switched from being a paper scrapper/card maker to a digital one i.e. I rather print out digital images and create my card as opposed to using physical papers and embellishments. So when I saw what was in the package, I had to think real hard how to use them. I decided that I would use them as I saw fit. I was glad that I had washi tape and twine in the package. I knew I was going to play with them as those are my favourite items. After a good hour or so, I came up with this card:

Here's what I did. With the washi tape, I tore strips up and laid them on the card stock. Then I punched out a border and laid it in the centre. The centre piece with the word 'LIFE' was cut out from a piece of paper. Added a bit of embellishment and I'm done. Left the sentiment on the cloud blank (for future use...)

I certainly enjoyed what I did although it was hard work as I'm so used to creating my card digitally for print out and to assemble them altogether. It's easier to see the finished product on a laptop than to try and imagine it. Not to mention once you cut up papers, that's it! It's gone! Digital papers are much easier to play with!

For a chance to win a package of goodies from Pam, just leave a comment about how do you go about creating your card? Do you sketch it first? Or do you make use of sketches. Or do a particular embellishment dictate how you card would look like? Or maybe it's a particular paper?

Enjoy the rest of your blog hop. Your next stop is Carla. Have a great weekend! TTFN!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

~ Happy Halloween! ~

An American tradition which is fast being adopted by the British, judging by the number of halloween costumes, halloween decorations etc. being sold in stores. I did get some sweets ready but sadly, no one came to trick or treat at my place. Oh well, looks like my son will be one happy boy! 

Hubby did carve the pumpkin and we had it lighted all night. He made pumpkin soup with what he scraped out. 

Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it! TTFN!

Friday, 25 October 2013

~ OS X Mavericks ~

My Macbook alerted me to the latest operating system, Mavericks. After checking the reviews (mostly favourable) on the App store, I downloaded it. Did I say it was free!!! Then, after backuping my Mac, I went ahead and download. The entire process was simple. I downloaded just before having dinner, came back to it ready for me to install. Installation took about 45 mins. 

What's new? The OS added a iBook & Maps icons at the bottom. Calendar had a different look. In Finder, you can now tag folders and files (probably need to learn how to use it effectively). 

The good thing about Mavericks is that it has sorted out my Adobe Bridge! I was having problems accessing images in Mini Bridge but not anymore. 

I'm looking forward to exploring more of the new OS. So far, I'm loving it and it has actually freed up more hard disk space for me! Yay! TTFN!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

~ On Display: Scrap Art Studio ~

The designers at Scrap Art Studio recently released Color Play 15. I had a field time playing with the kits and created lots of pages!

Angie Young: Color Play 15

Aria: Color Play 15 

Les Idees De Christine: Color Play 15
Font: Pea Missy With A Marker

Cilenia Curtis: Color Play 15
Font: The Unseen 

Val C. Designs: Basic Nature 

Greeneyed Lady Designs: Color Play 15
Font: Throw My Hands Up In The Air

Cilenia Curtis, Les Idees De Christine, Greeneyed Lady Deigns, T For Me: Color Play 15
Font: Writing Stuff, Xenography 

Courtney's Digiscrappin: Color Play 15
Fonts: Lexographer, Lansbury FG

Angie Young, Courtney's Digiscrappin & Aria: Color Play 15
Val C. Designs: Basic Nature Flower #1
Font: Pea Amy

I've probably surpassed myself this time!  But when you have such fabulous kits to play with, one can't help but simply create! TTFN!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

~ On Display: Get It Scrapped ~

If you ever in need of tips and ideas on scrapping, be it digital or real, check out the Get It Scrapped blog. There is a free area where you can get inspiration from various themes posted on the blog. Then there is articles you can subscribed to learn from and finally classes if you want to learn more!

As for me, I love the various themes I'm given each month. They certainly challenge me to think outside the box! Here are some pages done:

Julianna Kniepp: Woman In The Mirror, Learn & Grow, The Perfect Fan, All The Time
Font: Pea Angedawn 

Julianna Kniepp: Made To Fly
Rebecca Mcmeen: Wren (thought bubbles)
Anna Aspnes: Page Foto Blendz No8
Traci Reed: Thickabets Vol7
Font: My Underwood

Traci Reed & Meghan Mullens: One Of The Guys, Slipins 9 Hexagons
Anna Aspnes: 10 Things 2 Heart
Font: Pea Charlee

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Tangier, Distressed Dates No1, Script Tease Adventure Frames No1, Journal Transfers No2, Project 366 WordArt No1, 52 Weeks No1; Mye de Leon: The Good Stuff Today; Celeste Knight: Noted; Font: Pea Chris In A Hurry


StudioMix47: Be Bold; StudioMix40: Life Is A Journey; 

Anna Aspnes: Foto Blendz Overlays No5; 

Traci Reed: Thickabets Vo5; 

Jenn Maddocks Designs: Let’s Ride; 

Font: Pea Marcie

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Magpie Collection
Julianna Kniepp: Beautiful Day, My Sunshine, Love Is All You Need, With All My Heart
Celeste Knight: Watercolor Overlays
Charity Collaboration: After The Storm @ Oscraps
Micheline Martin: TLP Collaboration Jump For Joy Alphabet
Katie Pertiet: Clipped Stacks No4, Carded Stacks No1, Ledger Paper Piece Journalers
Font: A Year Without Rain


Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Go See, Go See WordArt No1, Antiquated Frames, Painted Flutterbys No1, Doily Edge Overlays No1
Julianna Kniepp: Beautiful Day
Mellybird Designs: Asian Summer
Traci Reed: Summer Of Fun
Sara Gleason: Bucket List
Font: Amanda's Script


Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Concerto, ScriptTease Life Overlays No1, Rock Star Frames No1, Warm Glows No1, Watercolor Foto Blendz No1, Artsy Paint No4
Studiomix 49: Soulful Sinfornia
Jen Maddox Designs: Nature Journal
Font: Pea Chickie Shannon

Splendid Fiins: Knockout Vintage Wallpaper
Courtney's Digiscrappin: Your Life
Font: Sue Ellen Francisco

Jen Maddocks Designs: Urban2
Katie Pertiet: Messy Stamped Alpha
Font: Pea Cindy

I've included the links to the various articles. They showcase both digital and paper layouts! TTFN!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

~ On Display: Pink Reptile Designs ~

Here are some pages done using Pink Reptile Designs in the last few months: 

Pink Reptile Designs: Fallala
Font: Downcome & DK Au Revoir

Pink Reptile Designs & Paula Kesselring: We Are Moving
Font: Pea Andrea

Pink Reptile Designs: Freeze Frame
Font: Pea Bev & Pea Kylie

Pink Reptile Designs: School Is Cool, I Believe In Miracles (alpha), Gesso It, Planes Trains Automobiles JC
Fonts: Pea Marcie, Pea Mee Mee

Pink Reptile Designs: You Can Bring Your Dog Journal Cards, Bloom
Pink Reptile Designs & Michelle Godin: What A Wonderful Day
Pink Reptile Designs & Lynne Marie: Boho Bliss
Font: Pea Chris In A Hurry

Pink Reptile Designs: One Of A Kind
Font: Pea Andrea

Pink Reptile Designs & Amy Wolff: Homegrown
Font: Loved By The King

Mirjam is one of my fav designers! She comes up with some amazing kits and it is so fun to play with! The above kits can be bought from The Lilypad. TTFN!

~ On Display: Jenni Bowlin Studio ~

The digital store at Jessica Sprague is currently selling these two kits at a massive discount:

 Today only: $1

Today only: half price $2.50

Lucky me got to play with them and I came up with this page: 

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Red & Black Extension 3, Classic Chipboard Shapes, Block Alpha Red On Black
Rosey Posey: Watercolour Flower (paint in the background)
Julianna Kniepp Designs: Hello Beautiful (lace, pink leaves, paint around the page, label, doily)
Font: Pea Lis, NFL Jaguars

My dog recently turned 1 and we made a fuss of him. Can't believe how fast he has grown, from being a cute pup to an even cuter dog although he can be quite exasperating at times! But he has settled down with us quite well and is rather obedient. 

Here are some more pages done using Jenni Bowlin products in the last few months: 

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Vintage Tags and Pockets, Vintage Bling, Boy Meet Girl Collection, Printed Tickets Stars And Stats, Flag Tags, Edges & Headings, Timeless Elements, Hexagon Number Tiles,
Pink Reptile Designs: Simply Chic
Font: Pea Bandit, Ultra 

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Halloween Bingo Card, Vintage Halloween Kit, Block Alpha Red On Black
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Wicked, Curled Edge Frames No1
Julianna Kniepp: Be You
Font: Clipper Script Fat

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Vintage Bingo Card Kit, Baby Of Mine Collection, Chalkboard Alphabet Red On Cream, Playful Embellishment Kit, Word Arrows
Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Flower Overlays No1 (overlay)
Val C Designs & Cilenia Curtis: Fly With Me (stitches)
BeesDeesign & Bobita Designs: Friends (overlay)
Julianna Kniepp: 365 2012 (lace)
Font: Pacifico

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Vintage Buttons, School Bingo Cards, Chevron Stencil Cut, Vintage Red Paper Collection
Font: Pea Court

Had fun playing with her kits! TTFN! 

~ Summer Vacation 2013 Album Part 2 ~

The last few weeks I made a conscious effort to get my summer pages done. Glad to say that I'm nearly done, got about 5 more pages to complete! Here are the rest that I've done:

All these pages were done using Anna Aspnes' products. I made use of her templates in all the pages as it's just so easy to put the photos in and add papers instead of doing a page from scratch! Obviously I had to adjust it from a 12x12 template to an A4 size.

Just noticed there are some gaps in the dates. Will have to check and see if there is anything scrap worthy for a page! I know for sure that my 6 weeks in Singapore was full of activities for most days as I made sure I did something. There were a few chill out days in between too. I really enjoyed doing these pages and I do relive the memories of my stay there. Can't wait to see them in a Photobook! TTFN!