Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Basic Grey

Another one of my layouts, "Take A Bow", is currently in the Basic Grey Idea Gallery.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Megan / Melanie

This is a two-page layout that's been on my mind for some time, that I've finally managed to put together now. The idea actually came about while I was printing photos for the Creative Escape class with Donna Downey, but procrastinator me put it on the back-burner until now!

I used some pretty, pretty papers from Webster's Pages, and, to give lots of dimension, popped up the "frames" as well as the floral cut-outs, journaling, and the photos. I then embellished the layouts with flowers and lace.

Here are the individual layouts and some close-ups.



Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages Sweet As Cherry Pie Collection - Set The Table, Fly A Kite
Cardstock Backing - Bazzill Basics in White
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box Chipboard Stickers in Brown
Subtitles - Provo Craft Halfabitties Stickers - Rat-a-tat Half-a-bitty
Lace Trims - May Arts
Flowers and Leaves - Prima
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Monday, July 27, 2009

Forest Adventure

Here's my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #30 this week. I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Traveler collection for this layout, and did quite a bit of distressing. Although this collection is travel themed, I thought the greens and browns suited the "Forest Adventure" theme of the layout just as well.

And I used 3D foam dots for the matted photos, for added dimension.

I totally love the sketch this week as it lends itself to lots of layering!

And check out this gorgeous prize from Apron Strings!

So do hop over to the blog and take part in the challenge.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler Collection - Travel Log, Green Dot, Leaf Medley, Sidekick Dots, Ticket To Ride/Orange Ledger, Small Flower Burst
Alphas - Making Memories Great Escape Cork Alpha Stickers
Journal Stickers - Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse, and Favorite Pieces
Ribbon - Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler Ribbon
Brad - Deja Views Global Views Metal Sculpted Brads
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, American Crafts Slick Writer in Fine Black, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Basic Grey

Two of my layouts are currently in the Basic Grey Idea Gallery - "Fun" and "Be".

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sneak Peek of 52 Layout

Here's a sneak peek at my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks this week. Check out the sketch over at the blog when it's revealed over the weekend - it's really awesome!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Here's another layout using Basic Grey's Lemonade papers. I did some tearing and distressing for this layout, for texture, and propped the matted photo on 3D dots for dimension.

I embellished the layout with flowers of matching colours and some lace.

And I like how the two little flowers seem to "peek" out from behind two of the tears.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey Lemonade Collection - Dandelion, Sun Dress, Pretty Petals
Cardstock - Basic Grey Lemonade Collection - Lime Cooler
Title Alphas - Basic Grey Lemonade Collection Chipboard Sticker ABC
Journaling Sticker - 7Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers - Grow
Flowers - Prima - Gallery Roses - Marcel, Trellis Roses - Coral Rose, Caboodles
Lace Trims - May Arts, Prima
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Using papers from one of my favourite brands - Basic Grey. Their new Lemonade collection is just gorgeous, and I matched them with flowers and trim from Prima. The lace paper is also from Basic Grey - isn't it lovely?

I also used lots of 3D foam dots on this layout, for dimension. In fact, the matted photo itself is mounted onto another larger mat using 3D dots, and the whole piece is then mounted to the backing lace paper using more 3D dots.

And I added stickles to the cut-outs for some glitter and texture.

Materials used:
Patterned Paper and Cardstock - Basic Grey's Lemonade Collection - Pink Fizz, Saltwater Taffy, Sun Dress, Flower Garden
Lace Die-Cut Paper - Basic Grey Laser-Cut Paper Doilies - Lemonade Doilies in Cream
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Juliette Collection - Berry, and Trellis Roses - Coral Rose
Lace Trim - Prima
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Gift Box Chipboard Stickers
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My layout "Reflect" has been chosen as the Layout Of The Week #36 at Made With Love this week. Such a pleasant surprise!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


This photo was taken during our recent stay at Sentosa Island during the June school holidays. A brief pensive moment for my little one that I managed to capture with the camera.

I used papers from My Mind's Eye and gave them a distressed look. I popped the matted photo on 3D foam dots for dimension, and added these lovely vine flowers from Prima, which I stickled slightly and layered over some lace and tulle for added texture.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Collection - Natural "Embark" Wild Ferns Paper, Sundress "Admire" Winding Vine Paper, Natural "My Boy" Lined Up Paper
Flowers - Prima Petite Fleur Vine - Cherryblossoms
Trims - Lace, Tulle
Clock - Maya Road
Brad - Delish Designs Sweet Brads - Mini Pearls
Journaling Alphas - Provo Craft Halfabitties Stickers - Rat-a-tat Half-a-bitty
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box Chipboard Stickers in Brown
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Thursday, July 9, 2009

You & I Both

I just love the song "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz, and decided to title this layout just so. The photo of course is of me and DH taken during our anniversary month in June. I love these papers from Webster's Pages' Inspired collection and added lace, pearls and roses for a romantic feel.

I cut parts of the flourishes, leaves and butterfly of the background paper to tuck the photo and matting paper under.

I then cut out the swirls from the Inspired Calendar and Shady Lane papers and layered the laces and pearls on top of it for texture and dimension.

I also laid the pearl flourishes to match the directions of the flourishes and flowers on the background Peacefulness paper.

Finally, I cut out butterflies from the Inspired Calendar paper and glued down only the centre of the butterflies, leaving the wings free to fold slightly upwards for even more dimension.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages' Inspired Collection - Peacefulness, Bee Balm, Inspired Calendar, Shady Lane
Flowers - Prima's Flower Embellishments - Trellis Roses - Fontaine
Lace Trims - Prima
Pearls - Prima's Say It In Pearls, Unknown
Title Alphas - Prima's Whispered Words Alphas in White, American Crafts Thickers - Puffy Rainboots in Powder
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap

Monday, July 6, 2009


My layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #27 this week, using papers from October Afternoon's Detours Collection, and Bazzill Basics' Dotted Swiss Cardstock. I love the colours.

This week's awesome prize at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks is sponsored by Scrapbook Deals 4U - a WONDERFUL monthly kit club.

And here's the lovely sketch by Julie Bonner.

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - October Afternoon's Detours Collection - Walk In The Park, Picnic Basket
Cardstocks - Bazzill Basics' Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Clover Leaf, and Destinations Cardstock in Geneva
Transparencies - Hambly Screen Prints - Vintage Frames in Black
Gems - Mark Richards Elements Crystal Stickers
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Jewelry Box Chipboard Stickers in Chestnut
Photo Corners - Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Corners
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, Uni-ball Signo Pen in Angelic Colour - White
Others - EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Alexa's Birthday Card

A birthday card I made for my daughter's friend, using my Fiskars Border Punch.

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - American Crafts Bookshelf Collection - Kinsella
Cardstocks - Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling
Flowers - Prima
Brad - Making Memories Crystal Brads
Alpha Stickers - Toga Alphabet Stickers - Vanilla/Chocolate, Making Memories Mini Shimmer Alpha - Black
Puncher - Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch
Others - Centura Pearls Paper

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Next 52 Layout Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak at my next layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. The sketch's awesome, so keep an eye out for it.

Friday, July 3, 2009


The photo for this layout was taken at my DD's school, after her very first violin ensemble performance in November last year. I had been wanting to scrap it for a long time but just never got around to it until now. And I'm actually quite glad I waited this long because I just love these Bo Bunny and October Afternoon papers that I just got not too long ago.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny's Back To Backs - Tuscany Symphony, October Afternoon's Good Cheer Collection - Gingerbread
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flowers - Prima
Flourishes - Prima's Say It In Pearls
Trim - We R Memory Keepers - Tiffany's Collection Ribbons & Trims
Title Alphas - American Crafts Vinyl Thickers
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap