Monday, February 23, 2009

Scrappy Happy Weekend

I spent a wonderfully productive weekend with Scrapbook Obsessions' March kit featuring Nancy Janes collection by Carolees Creations. The papers are pinks, reds, greens, flowers, so I can just randomly dump some pictures onto the table and they will work! LOL

This is the cover page for our WDW trip. I've never created a cover page before the entire album is done. That just means I have a lot of albums with no cover pages, but it was time to try something different! :)

The Technique Tuesday frames are way too awesome!! I'm glad that J.R. and Chantele discovered them for us. I ordered other frames as add-ons. I look forward to using those in the future. Here's baby girl blowing me a kiss, what's with the frown?!

And it doesn't have to be all pink and girly! Here's a snow layout with this kit. Frankly, I am sick and tired of the cold and snow, but oh well...

I look forward to photographing the mini album I completed with this kit. I really love it!! I love mini albums, if only they aren't so much intensive work!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Some Bunny is Cute

I've had this photo on my desk forever now, collecting dust. Then I saw the Penciline's sketch and I memorized the sketch and then created this layout. It came out all right. It definitely makes me smile! Oh Pencillines, my pencillines, how I do love thee...

I combined Baby to Bride and Playtime past papers from Graphic 45. I also did a little more layering than I normally do. I'm trying to branch out. You know, I don't like to hide products behind other products!!! You know I want to hollow out the papers that is hidden. You know I have my neurosis that I am trying to overcome... lol...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Goal Accomplished

Last June, after a couple of emails with a couple of trusted friends on the S.O. design team, I decided to set a goal for myself. The goal was to get published in two years. That meant that I needed to submit. As if the doubts and fears were not enough to stop me cold in the tracks, the amount of work it takes to submit a layout would have deterred me. So thank goodness for goals, and to make sure I would be accountable for my goal, I told hubby and Jessy.

So the "call" came when I was in Shanghai back in October, this layout I created for the Memory Makers birthday call. And now it is in print, I am still incredulous. Really, I am. I have another one in the next issue, and two in the issue after that, not to mention a couple of other magazines, but I must save some good news for other posts... So here I am, holding my name in print and in honor of this layout's title, I tell onto you, Carpe Diem! If it can happen to me, it can happen to you!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Graphic 45 Design Team Call

The Design Team call for Graphic 45 is up on the company blog.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Marks Paper Company

I am the March Guest Designer for Marks Paper Company!!!! I applied to their recent design team search and landed a guest designer spot.

You can color me excited!!!!

I have several ideas on what to do with the beautiful papers I received, I just hope I can get it narrowed down quickly! so many ideas... so looking forward to cutting into the beautiful fabric like paper...

Thanks Stacy for the opportunity!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Graphic 45

Happy Birthday to Graphic 45!!!

I am so proud, honored, and humbled to have been a small part of this wonderful paper company.

Here is a composition book I altered with the latest Communique line. This has a lot of practical use for me since it is the notebook I use at work so I try to go relatively flat with minimum embellishments. And really, papers with such definition and full of richness to begin with, I hardly need to do any work, just cut and paste! :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Communique Moi

This layout is inspired by the bright red colors in the communique line. I thought the photo background goes well with the rest of the Communique's papers.

Yes, this is indeed me! I just couldn't resist the Asian way of wedding photography so when we were in Shanghai in 2002, we had our "wedding" photos taken. They really caked on the makeup. I was whiter than DH by SEVERAL shades. LOL!