My fave gifts from my niece Hana. A couple of cropper hopper embellishment cases, loaded with stamps. She also got me two Marvy punchers. As I've said in the past, I have the best nieces ever. They have great taste in scrap stuff.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
So this is what Day 2 of bedrest looks like. I am supposed to be in bed resting. I have a bad case of cough and the colds. I was in bed the whole day yesterday just watching videos, feeling as if I am frying my eyes.
So today, I had the hubby drive me to the bookstore and get embellishments. I just love All about Scrapbooking's embellishments, cheap and cute to boot. I was able to purchase the handmade flowers there, the wooden butterflies and they have beautiful gems out now. It's like hoarding, but waay cheaper.
It took me 7 hours to make all 10 tags, for the swap in January.
Why did it take me so long?
I used three different Tim Holtz stamps for the background.
I added two trims at the bottom.
I used a sizzix machine to die cut the Love, the tree branch, the bird and the hearts.
Next, I painted Love chocolate, and used embossing ink and UTEE on it.
I used crackle paint on the bird and on the branch.
Added the hearts. Used stick pins on the flowers. Added the brads. Added the wooden butterfly on the upper left side corner. Used gold dust on the right side. Added gold paint on the tags border.
Cut some trimmings. Added a twine bow. Used a beautiful antique button.
You just need so set aside some time, batch process, and it can be done.
Back to bed, I am just exhausted.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Our tag swap by the Wednesday group. Mine is the one with the bunny. For the others I made a teddy bear tag. These tags is where you can see how everyone is so creative in their own way. Included in the tag swap are: Ime , Karen , Iris , Vivian and Sharon. Well done ladies!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Used scraps to make an extra lay out. Thanks again Reg.
Very beautiful and well thought out lay outs.
Beautiful doily punch from EK. Glitz stamp and Tim Holtz die cuts.
Thank You Reggie for sharing these beautiful kits with us. Thanks for the help in finishing the lay outs.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I used Iris' Tim Holtz on the edge die and made a continuous strip. My butterfly was pink, but I used black paint, so it will blend with the lay out.
I used a couple of Martha deep edge punchers. Some lace from Iris' previous class. And a new wooden button from All about Scrapbooking. This is a pic of my favourite winery in Napa. V. Sattui.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
My hubby found pictures from our engagement. I thought they were lost for good, but now these little treasures are being put into lay outs. So yay!
Using a sketch by Iris. This picture was taken during my brother's engagement party or in Tagalog, pamamanhikan.
My friends and I have this long standing tradition. For our exchange gift during Christmas, we pass on our unused scrap stuff. Because by Christmas, we are always out of budget! Good to know that I am not that inundated with stuff. I mostly have papers and tools. I only have a basketfull of embelishments. So yes, I am in a good place. Next year, I plan on making more lay outs. And here's the clincher, to keep track of how many I make.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
While waiting for my hubby watch the Pacquiao fight, I was able to have these made. From Robee's stickers. A sheet of 120 stickers costs 100 pesos. These are tiny enough to fit most of our punchers and other scrap stuff. Best of all, you can choose the design you want. I have two doggies on mine.
Here are 6 lay outs from Iris' class on November 26.
We were so lucky she allowed us to take the class early.
I put stamps on our papers.
And Iris made the UTEE chipboard element for all of us.
Also, if possible, purchase the flower paper before hand and cut it. That way, you show up with all your flowers cut up already.
Arrive for class early, that way you don't need to panic and have ample time to finish.
Good thing we shared a pack of those mistable Pink Paislee papers. So pretty when we used distressed inks on them!
Used some embossing ink, dusted pearl powder and then set it with some water spray.
A couple of years later, and taking a class with Iris is still magic.