Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Post Devoted to Scraps!!

I have been too busy to do a lot of scrapping lately. And of the scraps I've done, I've not had the time to upload them here with the descriptions either. So here are all the scraps from end July till now. About a month's worth.

048: Adored
This was done for the MR challenge 15 (yes, I did 15 before 14! LOL!) of which I'm now part of the MR Design Team! Whee!! I've been majorly remiss in DT duties.. man.. hope I will improve as life gets less busy. I did this a pretty long time ago but did not put it up as the MR15 only goes live on the 15th of August.

MR Challenge 15
You are to create a layout using the sketch provided with the following conditions
  • at least 25% of white space
  • journal (printed or hand-written)
  • usage of mist (glimmer mist, any sort of mist are welcome)
  • masking technique (optional) (this is to in cooperate with the mist)
Here is my take on it.. I used Tim Holtz flourish mask and Heidi Swapp Ransom alphas mask.
I really love how this LO turned out!! White space is definitely not my cup of tea but.. this came out pretty well!! And I love this series of photos too. Sophie looks just SO CUTE and angelic! Esp in the bottom center photo, the one I accented with a flocked frame cutout (which is by the way really cheater =P.. its the sticker "ghost" from LYB Love Letters stickers!)

Papers: White CS from DCWV, pink cutouts from Basic Grey Bittersweet - Raspberry Cream. Alphas: Heidi Swapp Ransom Alphabets mask Embellishments: Sheer tulle ribbon from old Scarlet Lime kit, large white Heidi Swapp flower, pink and brown felt flowers and the jeweled brad holding them from Sophia's RAK, journalling sticker from Creative Imaginations, Fig 4, 5, 6 cardstock die cuts from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, Smooch sticker and sticker "ghost" from My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters, Hamblys' Onesies overlay in white. Effects: Doubled masked the Tim Holtz Flourish mask with distress ink in Old Paper and Glimmer mist in Suede; masked the Heidi Swapp Ransom alphas with Glimmer Mist in Suede and Pink Ink; stickled the heart on the bottom center photo with Suze Weinberg Ruby Slippers stickles.

049: TBF@41D and 050: Priceless can be found in earlier posts..

.. skipping right on to

051: Glow
for MR 14 challenge.. my first challenge as MR DT.

MR Challenge 14
This month challenge is all about "CLEAN and SIMPLE". Some times, less is more. You are to create a layout with the following conditions
  • at least 50% of white space on your layout (if you divide your 12x12 background paper into 12 boxes with each measuring 3"x4", you are only allow to use up to 6 boxes to achieve the 50% white space)
  • no more then 3 pattern papers (double-sided pattern are consider as 2 papers)
Here is Glow using mostly Scarlet Lime's September 2008 kit (Yes! I am almost ONE YEAR behind in using my kits stash! Oops!)
50% white space requirement nearly killed me.. Ha ha..
Managed to do it by using 4 small photos. I cut the CS to frame the photos. And it has EXACTLY the same effect as if I had simply placed the photos on top! Sheesh!

Again, I used a series of photos that I really love so much! Isn't Sophie so mega cute!

Papers: Brown Sugar cardstock from Bazzill, American Crafts Backyard - Slurp (orange and green cutouts), yellow patterned from SL kit. Alphas: American Crafts Puffy Thickers Rainboots black Embellies: Darice flower chipboards, red pom pom ribbon, Prima Say it in Crystals swirls and Jenni Bowlin Apothecary Stickers Red from SL kit; 7Gypsies gaffer tape in polka dot, yellow and orange felt flowers from Sophia's RAK, red metallic brad from K & Company Que Sera collection, "This Picture makes me" cardstock die cut from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, foam heart embellishment from American Crafts Details in Email, owl and heart chipboards from Chatterbox Happy Days, word stickers and "The Story of Today" sticker from October Afternoon Cherry Hill.

052: First Pair of Sunglasses
This was done for MR 13 (Yes!! I am really doing the MR challenges in reverse order LOL) as well as Pooi's Pow-Wow Embellish Challenge at MWL.

Moments Recorded Challenge 13: Using at least 7 photos, you are to create a layout (any sizes) / mini album / frame work using the following :
  • 7 pattern papers and/or cardstock (think to use you scrap pieces!)
  • Hambly Overlay
  • 7 brads and/or eyelets
  • tearing
  • usage of an envelope (any sizes)
  • journal 7 reasons why you love the photos used for the challenge
Pooi's Pow Wow Embellish Challenge:
1) 12x12 LO and choose any colour cardstock or kraft cardstock as the base.
2) To use at least 3 different embellishments. ( please state the embellishments used)
3) The title of the LO must include the word ‘FIRST’
4) Last but not least dedicate a corner for your journaling of the ‘FIRST’

Because I needed help with the 7 photos thingy, I followed Pencillines Sketch 143 and modified the right hand side to incorporate 3 photos instead of 2:

Journalling was on the card inside the envelope:
Papers: Grey background CS, Brown Sugar Bazzill CS and yellow pp from SL Sept kit, green grid paper from Pink Paislee Office Lingo collection, red, green and white CS from DCWV. Alphas: American Crafts Puffy Thickers Rainboots in black, Making Memories Tiny Alphas in black. Embellishments: Hambly's Frame Wallpaper overlays in yellow, Chatterbox Happy Day chipboard button (sun), Basic Grey Lime Rickey rubons, Creative Imaginations Date Transparency, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary Stickers Red from SL kit, red vellum envelope from Stickopotamus, eyelets from Making Memories, random bit of twine. Effects: Tearing of green grid paper and stitching in red embroidery thread; embossed the white CS in top left hand corner with Provocraft Script embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.

053: Queen of Scrap
Yet another challenge- inspired LO. I feel like I am doing either challenge-inspired or request LOs all the time.
This was for Laine's July Queen of Scrap challenge: 5 reasons why you should be crowned Queen of the Scrapping Universe. I submitted it 11 minutes beyond the deadline though as Zoe was fussing and missed out on getting a $50 voucher!! Man!! The things we do for our kids!!

As I'd left this LO till the very last minute to be done, I completed it in, what, 1 hour?? Simply slapped down the leftover embellies I had on the table onto the paper, no effects at all.

Papers: Pink CS from DCWV, text patterned paper from 7 Gypsies Left Bank Journey - Soho:Brompton, photo mat from K & Company Urban Rhapsody.
Alphas: American Crafts Tiara glittered chipboard thickers in Aqua
Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Apothecary stickers in red from Sept SL kit, Prima blue decorative tape, red flocked squirrel and butterfly stickers from Colorbok Friendly Forest, red vellum envelope from Stickopotamus, blue arrow from American Crafts Foam Subway thickers, cardstock die cuts for "Capturing the ordinary, the everyday, the reality" from Daisy D's Favourite Photos, black and white bird stickers from Heidi Swapp, Hambly's Frame Wallpaper in yellow, black crown frame rubon from Luxe Designs. Also punched out 2 hearts from the backing of Prima Say it in Crystals using EK Success Giga Heart punch, flipped one over and covered it in leftover buttons, framed the other with lace from Daiso and stuck pink "Handmade by" sticker from October Afternoon Cherry Hill collection.
Effects: Doodled on CS with white pen.

Jaslyn's Graduation Card
I had actually forgotten that the graduation ceremony was this past Sunday (16/08) and I only realised on Friday night, ie. 36 hours before!! Man!!
Again, no time to do any effects and I just layered on the flowers! I did this from 3.30am - 6.30am on Sunday morning itself.. *phew* finished just in time to get ready and packing for the service.
Framed up the "card" in a Fancy Pants 8x8 album holder - gave enough room for the 3D roses to stand up without being squashed. There was a small round popped up area where the D rings were kept.. it fit the fabric rose really nicely! Hooray!

Papers: DCWV Rustic Stack (pink) and Fancy Pants Daily Grind 8x8 paper pad (blue)
Alphas: Blue alphas from Wati's RAK. The pink one is actually the letter "g" which I reversed and inked in Worn Lipstick distress ink to get the "a". Cardstock sticker "s" is from Cosmo Cricket's Just Your Type sticker book. Name alphas are blinged with clear rhinestones from Kaisercraft; "SOT" in Loopy Love from Doodlebug and "graduation 2009" and "w337" are from Making Memories Tiny Alphas.
Embellishments: Various assorted Prima, Kaisercraft, Imaginisce paper and fabric flowers, 3D paper roses from Art Friend and fabric rose from AMK ribbon shop. Assorted buttons from Autumn Leaves and Fancy Pants. Assorted ribbons for decor and hanging strap. Chipboard "the journey begins" tag from Making Memories (I think!), felt hearts from Fancy Pants, "Congratulations" rubon from Autumn Leaves and "Find Your Path" rubon from Fancy Pants.

Mikayla's 1st Birthday Album
We missed Mikayla's first birthday party on 8th August (yes, she was born on 080808) due to Sophie being sick. Part of her present is this mini-album that's supposed to be for Shirley and Sharan to put in her pictures from newborn to 1 year old. Done using mainly Cosmo Cricket's Little Girls: Biography collection which I'm proud to say I've managed to finish off by doing this mini album! Hooray!
Used: Cosmo Cricket Little Girls Biography Paper Crafting Kit
Other papers: MME Bohemia 2 Bliss - Love of My Life (red polka dot and blue), DCWV (pink swirls and pink checks)
Alphas: American Crafts Chipboard Thickers in Platforms Black, Making Memories Tiny Alphas in White
Embellies: Colorbok Friendly Forest red flocked stickers, Basic Grey Lime Rickeyrubons, Kelly Panacci Baby rubons, Make it Personal rubons, Cloud 9 chipboard stickers and rubons, felt flowers from Fancy Pants, random buttons, Prima blue decorative tape, metal findings from Blue Moon Beads (heart and flower), Hambly Onesies Overlay in white.
Effects: Doodling with white pen on the cover page and the AC thickers.

Keqing's Birthday LO
Keqing requested a 12x12 LO for her upcoming birthday on the 26th of August. Though its not the 26th yet, she doesn't read my blog, so it should be fairly safe to put this up here! Hehe!

I also tried to follow Aida's Scrap by Numbers Challenge at MWL, where you can use only 20 page elements to make up one page, and the title must be a date or number. It was supposed to be a "clean and simple" look result, but as usual.. my clean and simple.. is NOT QUITE clean nor simple!

20 page elements from me:
Background pp - 1
Roses pp - 1
Die cut orange pp - 1
Pale blue hexagon pp - 1
Yellow photo mat - 1
Purple / pink journalling tag (cut into 2 pieces) - 2
Teal Hambly's overlay - 1 (yes! It is all one piece!)
Pale blue scrap paper strip (cut into 2 pieces, bottom right and top left) - 2
Pale blue scallop strip - 1
Lace - 1
3 red crochet flowers - 3
Journalling sticker - 1
Yellow vinyl accent - 1
Title - 1
Rub ons - You are my favourite friend - 1
Rub ons - TMQ 09 - 1

Total: 20 (phew, just made it!)

This photo of the 3 of us was taken last year for either my bday or KQ's bday. I wanted the title to include word "Three" to signify the 3 of us. So I did the title as Three O - ie 3 0, KQ's age this year. I also initially wanted to be able to incorporate the "3" in 13, as in the number of years we have known each other. But I couldn't figure out how to without looking TOO contrived, so I gave up on that and just included the 13 years into the journalling.

Papers: Fancy Pants True - Devoted (background yellow /green pp), Sassafrass Lass Life is Beautiful Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket (roses pp), Basic Grey Junebug diecut Swiss Dots in Orange, Basic Grey Junebug Broken China (pale blue hexagons), Cosmo Cricket Little Girls Biography (pale blue strip) K & Company Que Sera Mat Pad (yellow), with top edge punched with EK Success Binding Edge punch for interest.
Alphas: Ameerican Crafts Puffy Thickers in Rainboots Yellow, Making Memories rubons (TMQ 09) in Heidi font.
K & Company Que Sera notepad (purple scrolls) - I cut it into two, Hambly's All Mixed Up overlay in Teal, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary journalling sticker in red, lace ribbon from Daiso, American Crafts Vinyl Thickers Vera Accents in yellow, pale blue scalloped strip from Fancy Pants Biggest Board packaging, "You are my Favourite Friend" rubons from Basic Grey Lime Rickey, red crochet flowers from AMK ribbon shop - a freaking steal at 6 for $0.90!

Of course, these do not include the layouts I have done for the fundraising thread, of which I've completed 3 and have 1 more on hand to do. However, as they are not mine, I feel kind of weird to post them up.

Well.. looking back on this super long post that took me most of the day to write, I guess I did manage to be somewhat productive after all! =)

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