Monday, December 27, 2010

Still on a high

Christmas dinner we had the steaks I bought from Tokyo cooked and it was just unbelievably soft. This is totally awesome Wagyu. Bunny said it was worth breaking his diet for.
I guess it's just so easy to scrap pictures of a place I totally love.

Playing with Christmas

I didn't think I would get any lay outs done at all during the Christmas season. But all it takes is, a couple of minutes of down time and I was able to make new pages.
Sometimes in the store, I get bored minding the store. And if things get a bit slow, I scrap. I just took a bunch of papers and punches and just kept them in the store for the duration of the season. And sometimes, I would go home with a a new page each day.

Would you believe that I got these K & Co Christmas papers from Helen at a bargain price? I bought them last year, during her water sale. And just kept them until I had enough Christmas photos.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas

I made this lay out for Memory lane's Christmas party. I used papers I bought from Helen's water sale last year. This is actually K & Co Christmas papers. The tree on the left I just cut from chipboard. And the tree on the right is a DCWV die cut. I used Martha Stewart doily punch. Autumn leaves stamp. Glimmer mist. And we used Irock for the gems. And that's Christmas 2010 for you.

Getting it done

Unbelievable. I know there are a million and one things that need to be done. But I am still scrapping.
This is from the Prima Hollywood collection. The embellies are from Sharon's birthday kit.
This photo was taken in Baiyoke Sky.
The paper used here is from MM Panorama. The chipboard is from Basic grey. And the paper strip is from Cosmo cricket. Additional embellies from 7 gypsies, graphic 45 and studio calico. Scrap lifted from Iris, using the Crate Paper Restoration Collection, Divi trims and Martha Butterfly punch.
Prima Road trip collection. MM Panorama stickers. Basic Grey chipboard stickers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Savvy Shopping

As a scrapbooker, you need your own factory of money. Either that or be a savvy shopper.
I bought 2 albums, a chipboard embelishment, adhesive dots, and two huge bagfulls of embelishments. And it was half of what I paid for picture number 3.

Which turned out to be a Martha Sterwart Punch, MM Panorama line, a couple of Pink Paislee and a couple of Lilybee papers. I was also able to get a couple of stickers, tickets for journalling and my irock template. yey!
Sometimes, I go for bulk shopping, and at times, I'd rather go for quality. Either way, find what makes you happy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Guide to Speed Scrapping

First rule of Speed Scrapping is : Do not be O.C. , fretting will not accomplish anything. The more you practice, the better you become.

I also make little kits, and pre cut everything, including stamps, inks, ribbons and brads. Everything goes into its own baggie. One Baggie per page.

I've learned that having friends who are willing to work on an assembly line, works just as fast.

I clean up after. So I don't forget anything.

I can scrap with or without a picture. I can always find a picture after. Yup, I am easy.

I hope these little steps can help you out.

G45 Lay out

This lay out is scraplifted from Irene Tan. Project of the Wednesday group.

Life is Good

Hello! We are now back to scrapping amidst the Christmas riot on my scrap table. I have not finished wrapping all the presents. I may even have to resort to having them wrapped in the store.

All the following lay outs have been scraplifted from Master Iris. And all the pictures were taken during our brief sojourn in Bangkok. Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shopping Blog

I have not been able to scrap much. As you know, my mom and I just came from Tokyo and then 4 days later, the hubby and I flew to Bangkok.
One thing I've noticed is that I have cut down on my shopping. I don't buy clothes. I don't buy bags and shoes either. The only thing I am interested is my scrap stuff. And that, I hoard.
Japan was so expensive, that only thing I was able to buy was gifts in Forever 21 and H&M. Muji notebooks for me. And the oldies loved the 100 yen store.
Bangkok is where I usually get my glues. I get them either from Paragon, or the B2S in Central World or Central Chidlom.
I also found this awesome store called Loft in Siam Discovery Center. I was unable to find a Loft in Tokyo since we were pressed for time, and my feet were just exhausted. In Loft, I was able to buy more washi tape.
In Tokyo, I was also able to buy washi tape in Matsusakaya in Ueno OkachiMachi. Which was like 30 minutes away by train ride. I was also able to purchase Kokuyo tape liners from there.
So now that I have so much washi tape, I need to figure out uses for it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

on vacation

I will be spending some bonding time with my mom next week. So scrapbooking is put on hold for this week and next. No scrapbooking. Just busy cleaning up the mess that is on the table.

Above is my loot from Corinne's trip to the US. Awesome right? It felt like Christmas came early! Talk about happy joy joy. My brother, sister in law and Corinne went to Michael's and their jaws simply dropped open at the sight of my scrapbooking stuff.
These are the stuff I wouldn't have bought for myself. But now that I have them, I totally love them!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cute as a Button

a somewhat better picture of Corinne's Cute as a button lay out.

More lay outs for Memorylane

Sunday nights are pretty quiet for me. I am often a golf widow. And I think of it as scrap time. I usually make 3 lay outs on a Sunday, except I got engrossed in Hellcats, Life Interrupted and Big Bang Theory.

Kraft paper and My little Shoebox papers used.
Papers used: Bella Blvd, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginisce, Crate Paper, and kraft tags from Maya Road.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

See you on Sat

I am still making use of my Echo Park Summertime scraps. The black and yellow, reminds me of Mickey House na may hepa. hehehe.
And I am putting away my scrap stuff. Life gets busy again. Will scrap on saturday!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Over the week end

this is what I did with my excess Summer time papers.
I just added a couple of die cuts from K & CO

the following 2 lay outs are scraplifted from April.

The Ebi lay out is scraplifted from Iris.
And I purchased a K & Co paper from Helen for 10 pesos, which I used as a base for the home lay out. I painted the back of a Maya Road doily acetate, to make the doily pop. Doilies are Sharon's current obsession. And the 2 paper flowers are made using Martha Stewart scoring tool. By the way, that is a Tim Holtz sizzix cie cut from Karen, also painted using dabbers.
And in case you were wondering what day I went to the cemetery, I went both Saturday and Sunday. Monday was just too much traffic to deal with. I remember last year, the Bunny and I made an attempt, and we just made it to the gate, and we did not reach Papa.
Today, while my mom and gram left for the cemetary at the crack of dawn, Sharon and I were out scrap shopping. Addicts unite.

Friday, October 29, 2010

More echo park lay outs

These are made using sketches from Iris and April. Wow, truly beautiful. Forgive me. I am too tires to crop these pictures pa.


I just braved through hellish traffic with my mom and Tita Dely. We went to Dusit to fix our visas. And then afterwards, we had lunch at Kitchen's best in Pasong Tamo and Dessert at Terry's after. Phew.
I now have two painter's tray. One is of the wedding. and this one is of our pre nuptial pictures. Looking at these pictures, they feel like a lifetime ago.
We used awesome papers from 7 gypsies. Iris, provided all the stuff we used here. The metal butterfly, the Prima pebble, the Maya Road clock face, MR chip board keys and the Tim Holtz metal keys. Vivian provided the Mod Podge and the mini dots na tape. Those things really stick.
I just love the finished project.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday's Bounty

A mix of Basic Grey, Graphic 45 and MME papers. K & Co die cut and prima flowers.
Discovering Nature lay out is composed of The Girls paperie, and Bella Blvd. papers.
A lay out of Bella Blvd. papers. Papers used are now available at Memory lane store.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fun Lay outs

Using the new Steampunk papers from garaphic 45. I misted the paper using Glimmer Mist. Stamped the musical notes stamp from Glitz design. I applied crackle paint on the Tim Holtz die cuts and used black ink over them to highlight the cracks. I also a little bit of 7 gypsies tissue tape and a bit of lace. The pin is from Maya Road. Prima Paper Flower.
How cute is that little girl die cut? From My little Shoebox Cute as a Button collection. I used Dear Lizzy paper as a base and used a sticker from Dear Lizzy as well. The chipboard sticker is from Cosmo Cricket, and the words paper is from DCWV.
For the base of this paper, I used Basic Grey, added paper strips and die cuts from My Little Shoe Box Simple life, Farm Fresh collection. The stickers are from Making Memories design shop, and the alpha stickers are from Cosmo Cricket.
A Miss in Saigon. I used papers from K & Co, and the Girls Paperie. The paper strip and the little girl die cut is from My Little Shoebox. Life is beautiful, the journaling tag, and the alphas are from Cosmo Cricket. I also used a little bit of Hambly screen. Others, baker's twine, and twine.
All of the new papers are now available at Memory Lane.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Littlest Scrapper

Aww. Don't you just love babies? Here's a warm welcome to the latest addition to our group.

Lay outs for Memory Lane store

I finally cracked open my Summertime kit from Echo Park. Gorgeous papers, and awesome stickers. And here's what I did Saturday night.
Summertime papers + MM chillin die cuts + tim Holtz ticket.
Summertime Papers + stickers + baker's twine
I punched out the flowers using a circle punch and folded up the flowers.
For the cards, I used MME papers, and I stamped on Webster's pages scrap paper. And colored the Autumn Leaves stamp, using Marvy double sided pens.
I embossed the stamp, and colored over it using Marvy double sided pens. The bird and the leaf are cut out from Webster's Pages paper.
Echo Park Papers and Autumn Leaves stamp used are available at Memory Lane store.