Saturday, February 18, 2012

Love month

To celebrate February, I made a lay out of me and my husband taken during a recent wedding. Love is blind, he doesn't see the fifty pounds, I've gained in the five years of our marriage. He only sees me. That's why there is no heart big enough to show how much I love my husband.
How I did it:

I cut up an October Afternoon farmhouse paper to form a heart shape. I stamped a Tim Holtz postcard stamp on the upper right. Stamped two background stamps, overlapped them to frame my picture. Used a couple of trims and a button for the photo. Also used some left over Webster's paper cut flower to frame the picture as well.
If you notice the thickers, I ran out of E. So I just flipped an A over, and hoped for the best. Have a great weekend, everybody.

The Pact

Used an old Prima stamp for the upper right corner. Washi tape and some of Karen's 7 gypsies tape. Thank you Karen. Used a Tim Holtz watermark stamp beside my brother's picture. Webster's paper.
I made a pact with myself to use stamps in all of my lay outs from now on. It doesn't make sense for me to keep on buying stamps and not to use them at all. A few years later, there they are still in their wrappers.
Very pretty Tim Holtz stamps used. The pointing finger and the Love, Wish, Dream. From the latest Stampers Anonymous cling stamp collection.
Thank you to Sharon for letting me use her Sizzix die to make the corrugated board die cut. I also used her pine cone die to create the tiny leaves for my die cut flower. Thanks Sharon, for letting me use your stuff.
Used this kit stamp from Kenner Road. Used it as a frame for this flower.

Using Colorbok papers, creative use of frames. Also used someone's EK butterfly punch.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy with Happy Days

I try to finish each kit before I start on another kit. I have paper all over, so I have difficulty looking for stuff I've cut already. Oh no, where did I put them? So now, I am trying to be more organized. Work faster, get more pics scrapped.
My brother and cutie Corinne
My hubby and me in HK Disney
My hubby and me in Singapore.
My hubby and me in Vietnam.
A handsome pic of my hubby in Subic.
Me and my nephews Onemig and Gab munching on a pork rind.
My niece on Stinson Beach.
Mother and Daughter.
A serious family. Not!
My nephew and me.
Such a loving pair.
Separate pics of me and my hubby.

I love this hog! He heralds good food to come in Rutherford Grill.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Quickie

My favorite Sizzix die is actually one of the oldest ones. It's a plain heart one. All of my items for swaps (like the tag and the mini 6x6 page) have this heart die cut.
Very easy to take out and cut paper scraps. Still trying to make the most out of my Yours Truly paper pack.

Friday, February 10, 2012

slowing down

I've slowed down quite a bit this year. I haven't been as creative as last year, when I used to churn out maybe an average of 5 lay outs a week. Too many distractions!
A pic of my hubby surrounded by his sisters on his birthday. Loving the big Aster punch from EK. Using lace remnants from a recent class with iris. A heart die cut from Sharon. Used a new favorite stamp from Tim Holtz. And trying to stretch out my valentine papers from Echo Park.

Using up some old papers from Crate. Picture of me in Penang. Used Angela's Cheery Lynn die cut as a flower. Used a prima flower center.
This lay out started with a wooden fence from All About Scrapbooking. I think it cost me 39 pesos. Not certain. Available in National Bookstore. And having the beautiful picket fence got me rolling on this lay out. Used some Crate Paper chipboards, an Alli Edwards stamp, a Tim Holtz ticket, Basic Grey stickers. I think I used Iris' chicken wire as the mask for this lay out.

Used a cute My Little Shoebox paper for the base. Added a tag from a recent tag swap. Crate paper chipboard, and used some paper from October Afternoon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This is a great pic of my niece Corinne. Today, you've become an "Ate." I am so amazed at how you care for Hana. You feed her shrimp dumpling from a baby spoon. You brush her hair, like you would, your doll's. You are simply the best!

What to do?

I love kits, period. I try to see how many lay outs I can do per kit. If I can stretch out the papers to make a lot of lay outs, then I am super happy.

Karen put some gesso on this lay out. She is happy playing with mediums.

On this one, Karen added some Plaid texture paint.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yours Truly

Fifteen lay outs total for Echo Park's Yours Truly.

I had to post this lay out twice. Once when I just finished this, and now to include it with it's fellow Yours Truly papers. A lay out of the beautiful bridge in Budapest.

I always look forward to February. The love month. Since there's always only me and my hubby. I've always scrapped our photos for romantic papers. But scroll down, and notice that there are places I love, people I love and life experiences that are truly memorable.

Victoria Garden

I took a Victoria Garden class with Iris. Very beautiful lay outs. Lots of mediums used. Techniques to be learned and used!
Love the Dusty Attic clock, and the lamp post by Tim Holtz! Used dreamy watercolors on this.
Old School embossing folders used in this one!
Stamped with watercolors on this one.
Try lightening up a page with gesso.

Used a die cut as a mask.

Happy Birthday Iris

Iris generously provided papers, die cuts from Grant Papers, Australia. This is one birthday girl, who selflessly gives to others. She does not hoard items that will bring great joy to other crafters like us. Thank you. May you be blessed!