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Monday, January 31, 2011

COUSIN - a scrapbook layout

Hi there:

Today's layout is one of the samples I used for my recent FUNdamentals Class.
I wanted to highlight the bright colors in complementary and monochromatic shades, besides the fun of simple embellies like a little bow or a painted chipboard.

The layout involves some quick distressing and stamping techniques plus the use of the matting to give the pictures even more dimension.

Simple and fun.

Supplies used:
papers (CTMH, Basic Grey), stamps, ink, brads, ribbon( CTMH) alpha chipboard(Basic Grey) button chipboard(CTMH).

Good night!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A month in 2011 - welcome inspiration

This month has been somehow special for me.
I started two creative assignment projects that are so inspirational and refreshing for me. Both of these projects are like weekly and monthly challenges that are to be made based on prompts and key words, optional templates and themes.

I'm now very happy with the ongoing of these creative assignments and they are indeed giving me lots of new ideas and possibilities of textures and patterns.

Besides the creative input I also have the good news of a wonderful friend (Janell) who moved into our neighborhood about two weeks ago. I wanted to welcome her with a simple and warm little treat, so I made this Welcome Frame and Card.
The heavy weight chipboard letters were colored with acrylic paint and finished with Mod Podge(matte), I also used it to adhere the background paper and gave a thick layer of coating. This is a 4" x 4" glassy window frame.

The Bible Verse is Galatians 5:22-23.

paper(CTMH, We'R'Memory Keepers), chipboards(Basic Grey), acrylic paint and Mod Podge(Plaid), wood frame(Crafter's Choice), ink pads and stamps(CTMH, Sweet and Sassy Stamps).

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reminder card


Almost the end of the first month of 2011!
Last week I made some cards using one very cute stamp from Close To My Heart, called Ms. Scrapbook, you can check it out by clicking on its name.
Just find this a great set to express your scrapbook passion! :D

I stamped many scrappy girls to color them at once with BIC markers. And cut each in detailed outlines. The pink bracket shape background was stamped to be heat embossed with pearlized powder to showcase the frame. The little scissors is a stamped image cut out from the Magnifique B&T patterned paper. See the variation of patterns of these pretty papers by clicking on its name. The "MY" was hand written by me(:o) and "scrapbook friends" is one of the words you find in the same set of stamps. After distressed and placed the paper piece, I added a clear flower button with blush(pink) waxy flax to finish the card top. Note that the cards have similar but not the same layout as I made all 6 slightly different. The bracket cut out stamp image and the corner flourish image are from other stamp set, also a CTMH My Acrylix Collection.

Supplies: all from CTMH(Close To My Heart).

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Journal Cover Sampler

This is one (total of 6) of the covers I made for my Scripture Journal Cover. And I decided to share and enter it to:
Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge - Bingo!
My chosen supplies from the bingo board : BRADS - FLOWER - RIBBON(RICRAC).

Papers, flowers, colonial brads, ricrac ribbon, stamps - Close To My Heart(CTMH)

The Scripture :
"Let brotherly love continue."
Hebrews 13:1

Good night!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

ABC Scripture [B] and colors challenge

ABC Scripture Challenge #2/2011


Today I'm sharing my 6" x 6" layout which is the ABC Scripture Challenge #2 - [B]. It is also the TCR#41 pallette challenge for The Color Room.

The keyword for the ABC Scripture layout is BIBLE (B). And for this, I've chosen two Bible verses that I find to fit perfectly in.

verse#1: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 16,17(NIV)

verse#2: "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."
Psalm 1:3 (NKJV)

The verse #1 is what I put as main words for the layout and the verse#2 is the support words. As you can see in the photos above, which shows the verse#2 as a tag, held by the main frame of verse#1(light green background).

I incorporated the 4 colors(blue, pink, purple and yellow/gold) of the TCR#41 among the mix of green,black and white. This is a wonderful color pallette and it is one of my favorites now.

papers - Close To My Heart(CTMH), Basic Grey
ink pad and Liquid Glass - CTMH
die cut - Martha Stewart Crafts
color spritz - Clearsnap
chipboard alpha(B) - K&Company
metal letters - Sticko
rhinestones - W2S
ribbons, trims, paper flowers - miscellaneous

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, January 14, 2011

a scrapbook page - "BIG little BOY"

I'm posting tonight the page I created for Get Sketchy Scrapbooking. It is my first participation in this website. :)
The featured sketch has one of my favorite format for a 12" x 12" page, which is a great choice for projects with multiple photos to display and allows endless ways of photo/accent block combinations.
It has been a while (last July) since the day I got these photos from my iPhone to know later on that my son actually is the author of these images. Yes, my 3 yy. boy took these pictures on his own, in my classroom, when I was busy taking care of some paperworks.
For me, this is something I don't want to miss.

papers: CTMH, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eyes
chipboard letters: K&Company, Making Memories
quote: Creative Memories
stickers and buttons: Mrs. Grossman's, others

Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

a scrapbook page - " FACES "

This is a page I made days before the passage of the year, using some of the B&W photos I have of my son.
Here is a brief about why I choose these images and the title:

"This layout was made to remember how my son is expressive and has so many fun faces for every situation. I love how spontaneous he is with whatever happens around."

I really like how the photos in these black and white hues gave me "freedom" to play with the colors. In this page I used the color scheme that I do not use often (yellow, brown and colors in between), but I really had fun putting these all together along with the vintage white acrylic paint to give the photos a framed look.
It was a quickly made page as I spent about 50 minutes, getting all the things I needed and putting on the paper.

papers: CTMH, Basic Grey
die cuts, alphabets, journaling spot and metal accent: Basic Grey, Making Memories
stamp pad: CTMH
marker: ZIG Millennium
acrylic paint; Plaid

Good night!

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 new project #02 - ABC Scripture Pages "A"

Good Morning!
This is the very first layout of my other new project for 2011 called ABC Scripture Challenge, inspired by Patter Cross. She is such a talented lady! The objective of my challenge is to create a 6" x 6" layout every 2 week following the alphabet key word and to choose a Bible Verse with this word.
So "A" this week, is for ANCHOR.

My chosen Scripture:
"God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of hope set before us maybe greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an ANCHOR for the soul, firm and secure."
Hebrews 6: 18-19a

papers - CTMH, Basic Grey, Bazzill, The Paper Company
pearls and Liquid Glass - CTMH
ink pads - Tsukineko
felt flower - Basic Grey
chipboard letter - K&Company
markers - COPIC sketch, ZIG Millenium
die cut - Sizzix, SU'
ribbon - Offray

I'm also entering this page to Simon Says Stamp - "New Beginnings" challenge.
It is a great way to get the 2011 started!

Happy Creating (2011)!