Sunday, November 15, 2009

A day in my life

This is a layout I did for a challenge:

A day in my life.. that day, I happened to have:
- gone online (of course of course)
- looked for 60s stuff for my daughter's 60s' day at the school
- had lunch with my son at a nice bakery cafe
- scrapped while he napped
- given him a haircut
- picked the remaining peaches on the tree
- watered my plants
- checked on the birdies on the front door
- posed for a spontaneous 60s shoot

This is inspired by a LO designed by Ali Edwards (a Technicue Tuesday class that I took at CKC). I made quite a few changes because I had more pics... I also used patterned paper from the Rusty Pickle Lucky Line instead of just plain cardstock. The stamp set is designed by Ali and is given to us in the class kit. I also used more Ali journaling stamps for the journaling.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, my dearest!

Yesterday was Kelvin's birthday. I made him a special birthday cupcake 'cake'. I got the idea when he forwarded me a few cupcake blogs after he saw the ones I made for Brian. There are many talented artists out there making cupcake toppers for sale in the Etsy stores, so I got the idea to make my own cupcake toppers....

I got some great help from the kids! I used the Sizzix Round-a-Bout alpha set to make the words "Happy Birthday". I used the Cuttlebug camera die to make the two tiny cameras.

A special cupcake for my favourite photographer.
I'm glad he really really likes it:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brian!

It was Brian's birthday last week. I baked him some cupcakes and also made a cupcake giftcard holder for him.

I've seen these cupcake gift holders before, and found the instructions from Tresa's Fabulously Artsy Blog at:

It is surely a fabulous blog! Just follow her step by step instructions at:

For my version, I found these fabulous blingy sequin ribbons on sale at Michael's. I cut the sequins loose and glued them with glue dots onto the styrofoma ball.

For the cherry topper, I used a red pom pom and some white lace ribbons. Brian would like to eat it, but I told him it's for holding a gift card! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Love Album

Love is in the air! My BFF Vandana is getting married... and I made this clear album for her bridal shower. I think she may use this as a mini wedding album too, so I kept the album more formal so that she can put her beautiful wedding pictures in it.

I used the SEI Jolie Chocolat line again. This is such a beautiful line.. I love the silver and pink, and the beautiful mix of hearts and butterflies. The paper did all the work for me, all I needed to do was to cut a few patterns out and embellish the the album a little. I also discovered this beautiful white scroll acrylic album, also made by SEI. It makes putting together this mini album so much easier. I am going to get a few of these as gifts....

The backcover for the album is also embellished. I love using rub-ons and blings as embellies on the love theme.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

'Adorable' Acrylic Album

It's official.. I am addicted to clear albums! But they make such nice gifts.

I made this album for a friend who loves my layouts. I wanted to give her new baby something special, so I decided to make a girly gift album for her. She had two boys so I'm sure the pink will be a nice change for her. :)

In making this album, I mainly used the Animal Crackers line from Making Memories. I also used one of their earlier lines.. Emma from MM Kids. I used a variety of rub-ons and even foil rub-ons to make it more fun. Of course, Prima flowers and bling help add the finishing touches.

In order to add some variety, I also used my Cuttlebug to shape some of the papers. I used the Quickutz cookie cutter nesting flowers die to make the various scalloped paper. It is more fun when various shapes are stacked together in a clear album.

Supplies list:
Clear Scraps Flower Album
Fancy Pants Designs - Rub Ons - Write Now
Making Memories Animal Crackers Collection
Making Memories MM Kids Emma
We R Memory Flock and Foil Kit
Quickutz Cookie Cutter Nesting Flowers Die
Prima Flowers

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cherish Album

Here is another gift album I made for a friend's birthday! We went to Taiwan together.. but I decided not to use our trip photos again! I already did a photobook and I think she needs one for all the wonderful family portraits that were taken over the holidays!

I started using up my stash, so I used:
BasicGrey Lilykate patterned paper
K&Co Blue Awning chipboard and embossed stickers
Quickutz scalloped flowers die
Fancy Pants Write Now rub-ons
Fancy Pants Botanical Collection rub-ons
K&Co Amy Butler rub-ons

I love the soft colours. Blue is her favourite colour too, so I hope she'll like this mini-album.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm so in love with being in love and loving my kids! I know.. too much chocolate! Anyway, I joined two challenges and made these 2 LOs. One about our anniversary and the other about the consequences of marriage.

I used Making Memories papers on both of the LOs. I actually used the Paperie collection on the anniversary LO. I thought I would use it for Christmas, but then when I saw the pics, I thought a red and white colour scheme will do well in the love theme. I based this LO off of a sketch found in the Oct, 08 issue of Scrapbook Etc. I usually don't scraplift, but this challenge requires it... and I have fun doing it. It is a wonderful sketch and I made some changes to the LO. I used the Slice to make the circles and the journaling spot (got to love the Noteworthy Slice Card)! I used a Fancy Pants journaling stamp as well. In order to match the tones of this LO, I stamped the title using the beautiful Technique Tuesday Big Timber Meadow stamps. I stamped the title twice and cut and layered with foam stickers to achieve the 3-D feel.

This picture was taken on our 10th anniversary, at Cafe Deco at the Peak. There is a hidden pic with us and our kids. We have arrived at the 10th year mark with 2 wonderful gifts. :) The small pic is from our wedding.


This other LO is also about love:
"I'm not sure why I love you, from the second you were born
And my love will only grow, even when my body is all worn
Every tear you shed, every song you sing
You tug at my heart string
And I still don't know why I love you
I just know I'll always do"

I read every book about taking care of babies, but none talks about how to start loving you both. When you were born, I realize it is NOT a conscious decision. It just happens. Just like that. Like I was just programmed to do it, without questioning.

The pictures were taken last year, and everything in the pictures, I hand made. My daughter's teacher had a special V-day party for the class and let all the moms came in a day early to decorate each kid's desk. I used my scrapping supplies, of course, and my die cut machine and stickles. :) I also made 2 cards for my kids, with the help of all family members.

I used Making Memories' Love Notes line in this LO. I had fun making my own heart embellies. I used the Slice to cut the layers, stickled them and glued them together. The title are acrylic words (Garden Party), but I painted them white.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Another Disney LO

I did another layout earlier with the Mickey ears, and I love it so much that I am doing it here again.

I chose the colours orange and blue because they remind me of Winnie the Pooh... and that's my favourite character! :) I also did this for a colour challenge.

I love using brads and I've used quite a few here to accent the Mickey ears.... I love their vibrant colours. These brads are from Queen & Co.

Queen & Co's new releases look really cool too, I think I might need to get a few of those buckets.