Friday, June 29, 2012

Karen's Kit Take 2

So I had to go back and re-do some of the lay outs
because they were just so ugly.
Sometimes, I rush and declare it good, only to go back and fix it.

I wish Karen a very Happy Birthday.
I hope you like the lay outs I've made.
I think I have to stop now.  I am getting dizzy from making lay outs.

Thanks Karen for gathering lay outs for us.
We appreciate your constant yearning to learn:  Tim Holtz and the Jennifer McGuire classes.
You get how we totally obsess over glue, water brushes, paper.
OMG, paper trimmer.

and from you Karen, we learn to love everything Tim.

Happy Birthday Dear Karen.  Love your Wednesday friends.

Learned something new.  Karen provided chipboards, which I painted using a paint dabber.
While the paint was still wet, I put embossing powder over and used a heat gun.
Very shiny chipboard accent.

Used my collection of Baker's twine.  Finally!

Used a 7 gypises stamp I have had forever.
And now just got around using it.

Here's a clue.  When I run out of ideas,  I grab an edge punch to help the lay out along.

Used a glitz stamp for the background.
If you are a beginner at scrapbooking,  just collect all the Glitz background stamps.
These are my go to stamps, most of the time.

Do you notice the pretty pink flower?  I purchased this booklet of quilling edges from All About Scrapbooking at National Bookstore for less than 140 pesos or around $3.  You just roll them around a pencil and then add a center.  Very beautiful.  Cheap too.  I got a bagfull of flowers for that amount.

Still used the beautiful Blue quilling flower.  Adding buttons to the butterfly, and the flowers make all the difference.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kit Swap

Best Idea Ever.
Most of us hoard papers.
Know a scrapper who doesn't hoard paper?

So Karen and Ime have this brilliant idea.
We all swap kits, complete with paper, embellishments.
Anything you can throw inside a kit.
Minimum of 4 lay outs each.
Deadline is December.

I love it.
Karen gave me twenty sheets of paper.  I had to add my own cardstock.  
I don't mind since I get to play with her papers, trims and screens.
Karen even gave me carte blanche by not providing any pictures.
They are so fun and easy to make.
She will just put pictures, titles and journaling.
I started making her lay outs yesterday.

I've already finished 7 lay outs,  and still excited about making more.
I have yet to add stamping and misting.

I think I can do a kit a week.  I just need to pace myself and not get overwhelmed.

The only one

I have been playing around with Echo Park's Hello Summer collection.
But the thing is,  I can't show them yet.
But since I just finished all my DT lay out requirements,  I can 
now show my extra lay out!

Thanks to Iris for letting me play with her Derwent Inktense blocks.
They are so amazing.  Simply vibrant and clear colors.
Love the stamp also.

A lay out of me and my niece Corinne as we hit the beach.

scrap wednesday

Sometimes, all you need is a clear table.
And the lay outs will come out.
Working with Echo Park's Note to Self.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More fun in the Philippines

So I joined an ATC swap with the theme more fun in the Philippines.
Not much you can pile on an ATC,  it's so tiny!

I was stumped and started playing with my Tim Holtz stamps, and tried apeing his ATC                       

Getting lost!
More Fun in the Philippines

Lost Mail
Snail Mail
Tongue in Cheek
More fun in the Phillipines

My Manila.

  I know that I have not been posting much here.  I am busy  scrapping.  But not yet able to post things here yet.   So stick around.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Need Inspiration?

I purchased this summer papers last Wednesday,  and promptly let it stew inside my bag.  Fuggedabouit.
And then Karen and I went shopping,  and she reminded me to refresh my blog. 
So here we are finally.

I know I am a bit late,  but I joined the Hello Summer Blog hop to get some ideas.
  I got some great ideas there,  and added some of my own.
I twirled some twine with glue to decorate my sun.
Oooh!  That gum is actually hidden journaling purchased in 168!

Buttons!  Buttons!
Used a sizzix cloud die.

Threw in some crate paper chipboards that have not been used.