Monday, October 29, 2012

Sock Hop, a little later :)

  • I'm a few days late with the layouts blogging this month, but all for good reasons :) We celebrated Eid on Friday, then my mom and Nidhi's advance birthday family bbq on Saturday night, then visited the Zoo, went fishing, sat at the beach to watch sunset and dinner at the mall on the actual birthday. Can you say Yay??!! Sunday night, I can barely walk straight *more on that later - nothing kinky, nothing illegal* but I would do it again in a heartbeat.
  • I'm about to post a buttload lot of photos, so it's best if I shut up and post them already, eh? :) I hope you like what I've done with the kits because I, well, I'm in LOVE with my layouts. Self indulgent much? :) I hope not! 
  • For your reference, I got all four addons + Abacus Cut Design + all three of the Sock Hop Printables.

  • My beautiful firstborn. She's 12, growing up too fast for my liking. I went simple for this. Spent most of my time lining up the stamps so they're somewhat parallel to each other. Loving how simple this page is, and that the focus is on the photo and the stamping.

  • This is my cue to stop taking pictures. That face. When she smiles like that - it means enough already. LOL.
    I built the page from the Abacus Cut Design we have in the store. That is such a fun cut! I can see myself resizing the cut and using it as smaller accent on another layout. Versatile for sure.
  • Datai Beach, Langkawi. My Favorite. Hands down. When we were there it was hot hot hot but we spent the whole day there, still!! :) A lot going on here, but still in somewhat 'grid' fashion. I love grids, can you tell? :)
  • I played around with Gesso and Mister Huey's here. I must say I really like how it turned out! :) Took some time to dry but it was worth it.


  • Only used add on #4 for this one. Seriously, Neha gets five stars for not freaking out when the bird made some kind of a louddddddddd noise on her shoulder. I was prepared to run. Yes, I'm afraid of large birds.


  • I've shown sneaks of this layout on instagram. The early stages when I started on the stitching. I spent an evening watching tv and getting the circles stitched. It was therapeutic and I really love how the brads and buttons look on this layout.



  • I really believe in scrapping about me. How about you? :)
    I made the circles background myself on the silhouette, just a simple circle, randomly arranged. I didn't even measure them, I just moved them around until I find an arrangement I like.
    This layout is very shiny in real life, wish you can see the shimmer.
  • I am in love with the grey on this layout. The photo was edited to look like a sketch using Pisaca. I also splattered the die-cut doilies with some Mister Huey's.


  • I took the inspiration from this page by Lilith. Lilith is so inspiring it was hard to pick one of her work to lift, but I settled on this because the triangles and stencil paper caught my eye. I used the negative sheet from Jenni Bowlin sticker and loving the look! Must do this more often!
  • I made a little 'notebook' for my journaling on this layout. Just a scored line, then I staple both pieces of paper together. I also love the 'string-heart' made from tag tie :)



  • I love that quote, I love the movie. What better way than to scrap it? Traced and stitched the word 'you' with a bright pink thread to symbolize my spirited little girl.
  • That's all I have for now. 
  • For everyone in the path of Sandy. Stay safe, my friends. Keep us updated if/when you can. I'm thinking of you. I hope to see you soon!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Be On Your Way

  • It's late. Not crazy late (only 11~ish pm), but my back is killing me. I don't feel rested even though I'm lying on my bed so I might as well sit up and do something, right? :) 
  • Thought I'd share some sneaks I posted on Instagram for the upcoming Studio Calico kit, I have three at the moment. More is coming, I promise. I don't always post them to the blog though - not for lack of trying, sometimes I just forget. I do sync them to my twitter account and also post them to the forum for those of you without social media accounts. Please excuse the phone photos, I haven't had the chance to photograph the layouts yet.


  • Have you been to Crate Paper lately? We just wrapped up our October Creative Weekly and I'm loving everybody's take on the 'Autumn Signage' theme. Here's mine :



  • Autumn Signage. I got the theme for this month's Creative Weekly and thought about it literally. Signs = directions. Then I thought about my children, about how I want them to not only dream, but to go after their dreams. About how I do not want them to wait for the perfect time to chase after what they desire but to start now. Be on your way - that was how this layout came about.

  • Yup, the layout above was made almost exclusively from the new Acorn Avenue. Have you gotten yours? Two Peas has all the new collections in their store right now. 
  • The weekend is here, I'm booked solid. Not as the 'party-goer' but as the 'driver'. *sigh* When/how did I get so old? :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cut It Out class Blog Hop *closed*

Edited to add : Winner is Robin Walston!
Congrats Robin. Lisa will be in touch with you :)

It's time to CUT IT OUT. You already know that your Silhouette is a pretty amazing machine, and Susan Weinroth wants to help you put it to work on your pages and cards. In this self paced class, we'll be exploring a handful of basic techniques and fun cutting materials, but the real focus of the class is helping you make your Silhouette an integral part of your projects. Susan is joined by a talented group of contributors (Ali Edwards, Nichol Magourik, Lisa Dickinson, Jen Gallacher, Lexi Bridges, Robyn Werlich, Becky Novacek, Sasha Farina, Rebecca Trump, Shanna Noel, Julie Campbell, Lilith Eeckels, and Nicole Harper) and they will be showing you step by step just how they make using their Silhouette a part of their design process. The PDFs will contain 20 layouts, 3 cards, and a countless number of tips that will leave you inspired and ready to CUT IT OUT on your next project!

Cut It Out

This class is sponsored by Silhouette America, and every student will receive a $10 download card to the Silhouette Online Store. We've also put together a collection of cool exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, and Kerri Bradford Studio and a printable PDF of journaling cards and accents. 

While supplies last, Cut It Out students will also receive a class kit including vellum, American Crafts POW glitter paper, WRMK Washi Paper, Silhouette Sticker paper and an exclusive stamp set. 

Registration for Cut It Out ends on October 31st, and class starts November 1st.

  • Personally, I'm so excited for this class - not only because I contributed to it, but because I just upgraded my original Silhouette  to the Cameo! LOL. Have you seen the bundle offered by Studio Calico? I think that is the best deal I've seen around so far, so I ordered myself an advance birthday present and sent the bill to Sam. Ha!
  • Here's a sneak of my layout for the class :
cut it out sneak

  • So what do you think? Are you excited yet? *grins* 
  • I have a $5 Studio Calico gift certificate to giveaway. Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a name. I will close the comment section before I draw, so as long as you're able to comment, you're in. Okay? :) 
  • I love you guys! Good luck! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pinterest and Project Life

  • For the record, those two can't work together. For real. If I'm pinning like crazy I won't be doing Project Life. If I'm doing Project Life, I won't be pinning like crazy. I don't know which is better. :)
  • Some random things I re-pinned today. . .
  • Yes. Now you know. I'm afraid of the dark. I hate it when Sam goes to work, leaving something outside (for me to take in). More often than not I just leave whatever it is hanging outside until the next morning. True story.

  • I might need that print. You know, just as a gentle reminder? Ha!!
  • Ooookkkkkayyyy!! Enough of random? :) Project Life coming up.

  • That's Pearl on a tag from Chic Tags. Pearl is my Adler Tippa Cursive typewriter. 


  • The rest of the journaling was done on the computer. Not manually typed. I'm hardworking, but not that hardworking. LOL. The font I use for the whole album is - Travelling Typewriter. My most used font. 
  • The rest of the spread has bits and pieces from my Studio Calico kits. I usually keep them on my table after I finish my layouts and use it all up for Project Life. Getting more mileage from my kits this way.