Sunday, August 24, 2008

round 2

decided to work on a new batch of challenges posted at scrapperie since i had no agenda yesterday morning.

tag, you're it! yeah-huh. we had to make a tag using at least 2 patterned papers, a flower, a button, a ribbon, some stitching, and a monogram. had some fun with this one as i don't usually do tags.

the only thing we had to do for this challenge was for us to use anything but a straight-edged paper. decided to make this a double purpose LO by creating something for the latest DDD challenge as well.

for this challenge, we had to lift a designer and i picked a page by kristi contes:

Challenge was to scrap a photo we took for the 17.08.08 Photography Challenge ack!! we were asked to take a photo of anything and i had to go and take a photo of a bathroom scale! hmm.

had to make a set of 5 coordinating cards and decided to go for an all-occasion set.

thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the long weekend :D

Thursday, August 21, 2008

a quickie card

had to rush a thank you card and here's what i was able to come up with

supplies: cardstock, MME paper, Stampin' Up stamps, Palette and Versa ink pads, ribbon

Monday, August 18, 2008

getting caught up

with a new batch of YITL words =)


supplies: Bazzill cardstock, unknown paper, MM ring, Hero Arts stamp, Nick Bantock ink pad, EK Success pen, floss


supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Tinkering Ink paper, Fancy Pants ribbon, catslife press stamp, Zig pen, Nick Bantock ink pad


supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Fontwerks and Green Grass stamps, Brilliance and Versa ink pads, EK Success pen, ribbon


supplies: Bazzill cardstock, catslife press and hero arts stamps, KI memories stickers, Nick Bantock and Distress ink pads, ribbon


supplies: Bazzill cardstock, MM foam stamps and paint, EK success pen

Saturday, August 16, 2008

1st round of challenges

so over at Scrapperie's Scrap-a-lympics, challenges were posted this past week and i buried myself in scrap supplies to complete them all ;)

team spirit (monochromatic team colors)
Bazzill CS, MME & Prima papers, MM paint and staple wires, punchinella, Heidi Swapp alphas, ATB tape, Fancy Pants felt accents, AC pink pen =)

favorite candy
Bazzill CS, MM noteworthy notepad, Sassafrass paper, Pebbles frame brad, Fontwerks stamp, Brilliance and Nick Bantock ink pads, zig pen

scraplift challenge
Bad Girls november kit, MM tiny alphas and paint, Zig pen, LT stamp, Nick Bantock ink pad, vellum paper

(at least) 7 embellishments/techniques challenge
Bad Girls april kit, Teresa Collins card, distress ink, cats eye ink pad

BINGO (i picked the B column limited to the following techniques/materials: stitching, paint, 10 flowers, chipboard, 3 photos). cardstock and patterned paper are free choices

also submitted this page for the latest DDD challenge

Studio Azul Hawaii kit (Rusty Pickle papers, flowers). other materials used: Bazzill cardstock Prima, MM paint, Bazzill chipboard

scrap a challenge photo which reminds you of your childhood
Bad Girls march kit, Teresa Collins card, Zig pen

Friday, August 15, 2008

for the love of the game


8.8.08 i signed up for Scrapperie's latest round of challenges aptly called Scrap-a-lympics!

Naturally, participants got divided into teams and I was assigned to Team Pink! Since the white team came up with a team blinkie, i decided to make one for my team as well. HAHAHA!! the problem was, I didn't know where to begin. I turned to my most valuable resource (the WWW! ha!) and found what i was looking for! thank goodness for that bit of info, i was able to come up with this

not bad for a 1st attempt, huh? please say yes! lol!

the plan is to rack up as many points as possible, beginning with being gabby and upping our post counts! other ways to earn more points are through the usual LO challenges, the daily photography/weekly organizational challenges, and the trivia questions (Olympics-themed, of course!), among others.

let the games begin! (uhm, they've actually started, i just felt it was a fun way to end this post! heh!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

blog awards

i've recently been awarded with a few =)

Thanks so much, Suzanne, for this fun award!

The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:
* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

Forwarding this award to 5 BFF

Thanks, Cabbie - sorry to have overlooked the other awards you gave me :o - and Alby, for nominating me!
The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

So now, on to the tough task of nominating only 5!

and another one from Alby! thank you :)

Here are my picks:
Marian, Pia, Iris, CH, Cookie

so sorry that i could only pick 5 at a time...

Monday, August 11, 2008

DDD #21

Another week, another completed page... thank goodness for challenges :)

Challenge was for us to scrap about 'a day in the life...' I decided to scrap about my DS Ian as his day seems to be brimming with activities... unlike mine which can be pretty boring! LOL!

supplies: Bad Girls July kit, Doodlebug alpha stickers, Dymo, MM paint

Sunday, August 10, 2008

work before play

had to supervise catering service for our school's Parents' Night event last night... and i got home at around 930PM. By then, SK's 2nd crop was in full-swing.

Wati hosted an awesome tutorial on a pop-up mini book and most of the girls were already halfway done with their pages. yikes! i hastily went through each of the posts (about 8 pages in all) and as soon as I got the instructions for the cardstock dimensions, I went to town! i had the base for the pop up all set a little after 1030PM but fatigue took over and I fell asleep just as I was about to add patterned papers to my completed mini! HAHA! Luckily, I got up at 445AM so I didn't waste any time.

Finding photos was the most difficult task. I picked red and green cardstock thinking it'd be a piece of cake matching them with some photos in my file. Ooopsie. what was I thinking! I had to go through a couple of boxes until I finally decided on a batch of photos from our trip to Bacolod.

Here's what I came up with.
uhm, i had the bright idea of adding flock to my 'Christmas' title but at the last minute, I decided on glitter sugar coating instead. By this time, I had already attached some Prima bling. lo and behold my horror when i saw that some sugar coating stuck themselves to the Prima bling adhesive. darnit! oh well. another lesson learned.

supplies: Bazzill cardstock, MME papers, Prima tape and crystals, Hambly transparency, ribbon (thanks, Babette!), Catslife Press, Label Tulip and Purple Onion stamps, Versa and Nick Bantock ink pads, 7 Gypsies and AC velvet alpha stickers, QK Lucy, Doodlebug glitter sugar coating, Zig pen

TFL. Have a fab Sunday!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

nothing like a little adrenaline jolt

to get me working on this project for the Bad Girls Apron challenge.

I've been meaning to work on this since this past weekend, but obviously for some reason, I just never got around to doing it until the deadline was upon me. Yep. it was today. Since I was going to be away at work with no chance of completing it in time, I decided that the only other option was for me to get it done before I left for work. Managed to come around and be fully conscious by 7ish and with an hour's window of opportunity, I cut and glued like a madwoman with a mission! lol!

Good thing I was able to alter the tin the week before, thanks to the DDD challenge. I only had to do the inside! So here is this week's pièce de résistance.

not much to look at, compared to some other ladies' fab work, i know. I'm just glad i was able to work on another mini =)

supplies: Bad Girls July kit, AC thickers, Hero Arts, Heidi Swapp, and Fontwerks stamps, Nick Bantock ink pad

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Another fun VMAA for A Muse Addicts! YAY! :)

This time around, challenge themes took a cue from TV shows and we were supposed to do each of our cards within 30 minutes or less.

Challenge #1 theme is Passport to Europe and we had to take inspiration from this photo:

Here's my take on the colors in the photo:

Challenge #2 is all about this tv show
and because of McDreamy, the card had to have something to do with love

so, here's my card

Challenge #3. LOST:
Imagine your plane crashes on an island somewhere in the South Pacific. You survive and all you have with you is your carry on filled with your absolute favorite stamping essentials..... a favorite A Muse stamp, favorite ribbon, favorite color or A Muse notecard, favorite layout, favorite accessory, favorite punch, etc. Basically, we simply had to use as many favorites as we could!

For Challenge #4,

the TV Show is One Tree Hill and we're supposed to make a card using 1 stamp only.

Here's what I came up with:

Bonus Challenge. I thought nobody was going to choose my favorite sitcom :) I'm glad HRR Julie picked it! ;)

So, taking a cue from F*R*I*E*N*D*S, we were to create a humorous card. Here's what I did for the challenge

Another weekend is almost gone... I'm glad I was a bit productive :) Yesterday, I joined the GNO girls for an afternoon of cropping and shopping... and I was able to work on a LO and a couple of pages for my mini-book :) Thanks for the ride, Mia!