Sunday, May 31, 2009

Capture The Moments

Okay, this has been a crazy week, with all my kids' school matters to handle! Thank God for the school hols next week! But then again .....

Here's another layout I did using my new Prima stash. It was inspired by a lovely sketch by the super talented Anam Stubbington.

I just love this fabric tag by Donna Downey, and decided to embellish it with lace and pearls! The quote is from a Heidi Swapp sticker sheet.

Of course, it goes without saying that Prima flowers are among my favourite embellishments!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima IOD Flirty Little Secret Collection - Coy, Frock, Meander
Cardstock - Bazzill Bling
Flowers - Prima Artistry Flowers
Fabric Tag - Prima Donna Downey Embroidered Tags
Journaling Sticker - Heidi Swapp Verb Stickers (Black Sheet)
Title Alphas - Prima Whispered Words (Dark Brown)
Lace - Prima Tea and Silk Collection
Others - Ric Rac Ribbon, Pearls, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot

Monday, May 25, 2009


A layout of my daughter as she turned 12 last month. This is also my DT layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks this week, based on another lovely sketch by Julie Bonner.

I decided to go for a muted, distressed look, and chose these beautiful papers from My Mind's Eye, with trims from Prima and Maya Road, which I embellished with pearls and crystals.

This week's awesome prize is sponsored by Color Me Miki, a fantastic monthly kit club:

And here's the sketch:

So go on over to 52 Sketches 52 Weeks to check out this challenge!

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - MME Bella Bella "Bellezo" Collection by Carina Gardner - Belleza, Bella Rose, and French Boutique
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Laces - Prima, Maya Road Ecru Crocheted Trim
Pearls - Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Treasures
Crystals - Elements Crystal Stickers
Fabric Brads - 7Gypsies Savannah Fabric Brads, K & Company Amy Butler Metal Art - Lotus Tea Box Fabric Brads
Numbers - American Crafts Thickers - Lullaby Foam Letter Stickers in Charcoal
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sweet Child Of Mine

This is a layout I did using practically all Prima materials, mostly from their new releases, including their Sew Cute Specialty Paper, which are absolutely gorgeous!

I cut out the frame from their Flirty Little Secret 'Coy' paper, mounted it using 3D foam dots onto their Flirty Little Secret 'Meander' paper (which I had cut into the same shape as the frame), and then stuck the entire piece down onto the Sew Cute backing paper also using 3D foam dots. This gives the layout a lot of dimension.

I also applied stickles onto almost everything except the laces and alphas, for some added sparkle and texture.

The little strip of roses on the left was cut from Prima's Journaling Notes, also from their Flirty Little Secret collection.

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - Prima's Flirty Little Secret Collection - Meander, Coy; Prima's Sew Cute Specialty Paper - Flirty Little Secret Collection
Flowers and Leaves - Prima's Jullette and Windsor Roses Collections
Title Alphas - Prima's Whispered Words in White
Flourishes - Prima's Say It In Crystals (Black)
Laces - Prima's Elysee Ribbons, Unknown
Others - Prima Journaling Notes - Flirty Little Secret Collection; Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Another 52 Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at my next 52 Sketches 52 Weeks layout! Stay tuned for the reveal!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Always Be My Baby

Here's one titled after that fabulous David Cook song (originally done by Mariah Carey, but I prefer Cook's version). This also happens to be my DT layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #20, by the super-talented Julie Bonner.

I used papers from Scenic Route's lovely Sonoma Collection, and also finally managed to use my gorgeous Purple Onion stamp, which I have been hoarding all this while!

This week's prize is this awesome kit sponsored by Life Preservers - a WONDERFUL monthly kit club.

And here's the sketch:

Beautiful, isn't it? So do go check out the challenge - HERE!

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - Scenic Route Sonoma Collection - Verano Avenue, Sondra Drive
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling
Flowers - Prima
Flourishes - Maya Road Scrolls
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Rockabye Foam Letter Stickers (White)
Stamp - Purple Onion
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, Versa Fine in Onyx Black
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Antique Linen, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Peeled Paint

Sunday, May 17, 2009

52 Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks this week. Stay tuned for the upcoming reveal - it promises to be a lovely sketch, with a wonderful prize as always!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Okay, here it is! My final DT layout for Butterfly Crafts! We had to create a layout using only our favourite colour (with the exception of black and white). Well, guess what mine is? Lol!

Go check out the challenge. It's a great one - a single coloured layout. Plus the winner for May will get a chance of becoming their June guest designer and also receive this gorgeous RAK from their May Sponsor Jan Hennings:

I would also like to take this chance to say a BIG thank you to Karen for the wonderful opportunity to be a DT member with Butterfly Crafts. I've really enjoyed the challenges so much, and it's been such a blast working with her and all the other super talented DT members! Will miss you gals, but rest assured, I will be dropping by from time to time. :)

Materials used in this layout:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey's Bittersweet Collection - Crushed Berry, Hand-dipped, Ganache
Transparency - Hambly Screen Prints - Vintage Circle Frames in White
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection
Pearls - Prima Say It In Pearls (Pink), Basic Grey Opaline Half Pearls (Pink)
Butterfly Cut-outs - KI Memories Glitter Lace Cardstock - Flutter Breeze in Light Pink
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Tinsel Foil Letter Stickers in Black
Others - Laces, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at my layout for Butterfly Crafts this week. Had lots of fun with this layout!

Stay tuned for the reveal on the 15th!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Here's one on the family. This photo was actually taken at a photo session in March last year, so yes, it took me this long to finally scrap it!

I wanted a clean black and white look so that the blue will really stand out, so no patterned papers here.

Materials used:
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics in White
Transparencies - Hambly Clear Overlay - Urban Chic Frames in Black, Prima Flocked Transparencies - Black Carla
Flower - Prima
Flourishes - Prima Say It In Crystals
Epoxy Sticker - Creative Imaginations
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Me & My Friends

I've been wanting to scrap this photo for the longest time, because I think it is so cute the way my daughter was sitting in front of the four statues, in an almost similar pose. And I decided that these papers from Sassafras Lass are the perfect ones to use for the layout.

I cut out the shapes and used 3D pop-up dots for some of them to add a bit of dimension.

And I added some lace and flowers to complement the layout.

I also managed to use my new Fiskars border punch!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey's Wisteria Collection - Finch; Sassafras Lass' Serendipity Collection - "Sunshine Lollipop" - Gum Drop Garden, and "Happy Place" - Dream Land
Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Giggles Foam Letter Stickers in Light Blue
Others - Lace, EK Success 3D Pop-Up Dots, Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch

Friday, May 1, 2009

For Keeps

I couldn't wait to use my new and very purple Basic Grey Wisteria papers! The Gazebo paper which I chose to use as the backdrop for this layout is so pretty in itself that it needed little embellishment. I did, however, apply lots of stickles to this layout for some shimmer and texture. And I used blings to decorate the two large flower centres.

I also decorated the dragonfly sticker with blings, pearls, and stickles. And I used a piece of transparency as a backing for the dragonfly so I can flip up its wings for some dimension.

Materials used:
Patterned papers - Basic Grey Wisteria Collection - Gazebo, Garden Patio, Jardin
Dragonfly - Basic Grey Wisteria Collection Sticker Sheet
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Basic Grey Wisteria Collection
Gems - Elements Crystal Stickers
Pearls - Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Treasures
Velum Title - Quick Quotes Instant Journaling
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord, Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice and Crystal Silver, Ranger Stickles in Coffee Ice, EK Success 3D Pop-Up Dots, Transparency