Monday, January 28, 2013

Front Row - The Layouts

  • If you're here looking for a discount coupon code for my little etsy shop, please, scroll to the next post. :) 
  • My knees and super soft and jiggly midsection are hurting. I just wanna lie down and sleep until the middle of next week. This so called 'healthy lifestyle' is kicking my butt, hard. Please tell me that I will not be feeling like a truck just ran over me for much longer? That the 10km trail walk is gonna get easier each day? *sigh* I'm so deep in self pity it's ridiculous! Ha! 
  • Oh, and while it may look like it, whining is not the only reason I started this post. :) I'm here to share with you my layouts made with Studio Calico Front Row kits - which also means less talking nonsense and more pretty stuff. Yay? Yay! :)
  • All layouts are linked directly to my gallery so you can see which kit/add-on and shop items I used for that particular layout.
amazing thailand

amazing thailand closeup
Amazing Thailand
I saw the phrase 'Service with a smile' on that BG paper and instantly reminded of Thailand. As you already know, I love Thailand, I love Thais! :) 
Absolutely love the multi colored stitching I did here. The colors are just so pretty (if I may say so). That wide ombre washi is perfect for our vacation layout. Reminds me of beaches :)


1982 closeup
How cute was I in the photo? LOL! Don't you just long for childhood days? The photo was taken at my grandparents house - I'm nostalgic. The house is still there, but very very different now because different people are living in it. 
I stitched down the negatives from die cut butterflies - loving how they look on this layout. I can never get tired of butterflies.

hello mommy

hello mommy closeup
Hello Mommy!
*grins* Hello Mommy! I went for a movie by myself and I get home to this face, constantly saying Hello mommy! Hello mommy! :) I needed to record that down! One day, I will be the one saying 'Hello Nidhi! Hello Nidhi!' when she gets home from movies with friends. LOL.
I used the new mask from Snippets to build my background, then stitched around some of the speech bubbles. I also used my typewriter to add Hello Mommys.
I think, the Hello stamp from the card kit was just perfect for this layout! :)
loving these moments

loving these moments closeup
Loving These Moments
I had to scrap this photo I took for Aleida's Challenge one morning, no one was showered or ready for the day at that time.
I used my typewriter to journal on the PL card. Some typos, doubles and a missing word on there but I decided to just let it go in the spirit of embracing the imperfection in each of us.
over and over again

over and over again closeup
Over and Over Again
I love that 'love you to the moon' card from PL kit so much had to make a layout with it! :)
Used Cameo (font Bebas) to cut the large 'AGAIN'. (can you tell I love that paper so much? I keep reaching for it over and over again :P)
i added airplanes clips from the shop - i needed them to go to the moon, ykwim? LOL.

everyday closeup
I love that photo of us. It's an old photo but still one of my favorite.
"There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, though some days I'm louder about other stuff so it's easy to miss that." ~ Story Of The Day
Oh I'm loud alright. :) 
Love those JB stickers - Read This, Know This, Remember This. Couldn't be more perfect. ♥

busy girl

busy girl closeup
Busy Girl
Busy busy girl, she is! I feel like I rarely see her starting from this year. :) 
All is good though, I like that she's busy enjoying school and friends and all the activities in school. Busy is nice. Busy is good. But I miss my girl - no doubt.

Busy layout as well? :) I wanted to include all the days of the week on there and decided on circles. This time, I adhere my papers and silhouette cut before I pierce so I stitch on top of them. Love the outcome of that :)
plain and simple

plain and simple closeup
Plain & Simple
There is that cheeky boy again. 
I love you. Plain and Simple. isn't that the best kind of love?

Had so much fun with circles on this layout. I love the process of figuring out which goes where. Stitched the outlines in bright orange to match the personality of my nephew! Never a dull moment when he's around.


Mandalika said...

I am so glad you are on the SC design team, I love your work so much and enjoy looking at them all at reveal.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful work Sasha...great stitching and beautiful designs.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! These are all gorgeous Sasha! I loveeeeeee the colors and all the stitching!!!

Unknown said...

I love these so much Sasha!! The stitching is amazing! I sew on all my pages but you make me want to try hand stitching!!

Unknown said...

Seriously, there are no words for this gorgeousness! Amazing, amazing work, my friend!!

Anonymous said...

These are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Taniesa said...

your A M A Z I N G Sasha!!! I love your work, every bit of it.... the stitching you do is PERFECT, when I grow up I wanna be like you ;)

Danielle said...

Amazing design on all of these pages!! Love your work and your fabulous stitching, Sasha!

NinaSt said...

Wow, wow, wow! I don´t know what to say... Your layouts are more than amazing, gorgeous, great or lovely. I think I can´t find the right words... just WOW!!!

Lindamayeri said...

Amazed by you as always my friend Sasha!! I have all your layouts in my faves over at SC! Love your multi-color stitching on that first page! Love ALL your pages! The colors, the stitching, the white background, circles, pictures and stories... all of it!! xx

LB whosthischick said...

Terrific layouts. Love all the stitching you added and your die cuts are great.

Michelle Looi said...

Love the grins! and all the details!

Rachel OCrowley said...

Love these layouts!

Diana Albright said...

I love them all and can't even pick a favorite. But that's no surprise. :)

Diana Waite said...

YOU are my idol! seriously!! Way to rock the walk--YOU can do it, all the pain is worth the end result, you really feeling better about your accomplishment and how your body will feel! :) I also happen to LOVE everything I see today--thanks for the eye candy!

lutingobelin said...

I love the way you turn a simple white paper into a beautiful layout ! Those colours are so pretty and vibrant. You really have your own style. TFS

Wati Khames said...

Hi Sha, so very inspiring, on top of the world LOs. I'm smitten !

Gabbina said...

It seems I cannot add any comments to the giveaway post, so I'll do it here. THANK YOU. I'm overwhelmed now and cannot even start saying HOW MUCH this mean to me. I sent you an email. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Irma (aka Gabbina).

Sara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your LO's!! Your stitching is just amazing! Sadly the LO I tried stitching didn't make it from my head to paper....but the stitching itself was ok for my first time....I'll just have to live through your stitching!! ;)

Diana said...

Hi love! I've been largely absent from scrapbook-blog-landia but just popped in and girl your talent and creativity are mind-blowing. You just have it, and it's amazing. xoxo

white link said...

love your work so mchhh.. can u pl also tell us which are the fonts u use on ur layouts (cut by cameo).. cause they are gorgeous

Michelle Hernandez said...

OH WOW!!! You really sell the heck out of the kits Sasha- I stopped subscribing a while ago and now every time I see your pages I see the potential in the kits- these pages are STUNNING!!!! I love how you mix patterns and I LOVE the photos you scrap- you guys look so happy and FUN to be with! If you teach a class at SC I'm there with boots on!