Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Berry Good!!

How's that for a cheesey title? *grin* It's time to unveil a layout for the sold-out July WIP kits. Oh the Echo Park papers are so summery and fun. I just love how vibrant the colors are!

While this is yet another strawberry layout, it's slightly different. It's not strawberry picking at a farm, just casual picking and eating in the backyard :)  So really, HUGELY and VASTLY different from the same ol' berry picking theme, lol. 

Check out this little gal from My Favorite Things!I really love this image. I did a little masking so the flower she is holding did not show up in my stamped image. She really is too cute and works so well on my scrapbook pages as embellishment.

That's it for now, I have many more projects to show in the coming week! I hope you have a good one!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Midnight Rooster Sneaks

It's time for Midnight Rooster sneaks! Check out the July kit!  I absolutely LOVED this kit.  I ate it up!  The whole kit was so well coordinated, the colors are so glorious!  I was done with my projects in one weekend. I was so quick that I didn't get to use the stamps in the main kit because they came a little later to the DT :)  You will definitely WANT those stamps!! 

Here are a few of my projects. In case you are wondering, that blue flower came with the kit!

I spritzed some Shimmerz Vibez here for good measure :)

One last sneak:

The kit is available to subscribers on July 7th, and generally available on July 9th!  I hope you'll be there to snatch one!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I overheard her telling Daddy that she got the hiccupotamus, and thus finally, I can part with the most delicious Sassafras chipboard hippo :)

The Color Room Palette 12 is up and the colors exude elegance to me. I found in my stash the most lovely PP by SEI that matched this palette so perfectly. This layout was very easy to put together, I simply used the design of a sheet of the Basic Grey basics PP and covered it with other PP. Then I added a few embellishments, and voila. I love this photo of her and above all else, I love the little story for this layout.

Here is the palette, isn't it awesome??
On another totally exciting note, Crate Paper spotted the Color Room and somehow my layout ended up on the blog. I was quite stoked! It's particular exciting when I didn't try by sending in my layout :)  Yay!  Thank you Crate Paper!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kite Flying...

Finally... I dug into "Fly a Kite" by October Afternoon. I confess that I love everything October Afternoon has ever produced. And sometimes I am glad that I hold onto my stash because the perfect photos did present themselves. Aubree accused me of buying the kites for the kids for scrapbooking purposes, but all credit goes to DH for these cheapo flying fun machines :)

The banners are from a new Cricut Cartridge "Create a Critter." It's a beyond adorable cartridge. I also used a Rusty Pickle chipboard frame that I have had in my stash for four years now. I miss that company so much!

Here are a couple of close-up shots of the layout. In the second photo, you can see the string of her kit behind her which I connected with the OA kite rubon :) I liked it :) Thank you for checking in!! And here's to the U.S. soccer team tomorrow!! Fingers crossed :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Color Room Palette Eleven

I have delayed posting of my layout for the Color Room #11 for the two blog hops taking place. Now that Sunday is winding down, this last bit of orange sunshine will brighten my day :)

I took these photos of Second Child because her hair was a mess but she managed to look totally adorable to me. Of course, that cheesy grin cannot be helped. It's not that I don't want to capture her au naturel, but funny ridiculousness wins in my book frequently :)  I adhered the chipboard cloth hanger using Helmar's liquid scrap dots, it worked so well!

Check out this color palette, it's hard to be not inspired by this loveliness :)  Please stop by the Color Room and try out a challenge or two.  The sponsors this month is Up the Street and Couture Cardstock!  I have seen some utterly amazing interpretation of this sketch provided by Lydell.  It had inspired me to really put some effort into trying out the sketches by Lydell, and I can't wait to show you palette 13! :) 

Friday, June 18, 2010

SRM Stickers DeLovely Blog Hop

My Stamp Box's blog hop is here.

Welcome to the SRM Stickers DeLovely Blog Hop! To start, please visit SRM Stickers' blog for a full list of blogs. The hop continues all weekend long with a chance to win an SRM Prize Package.

The Delovely collection by Cosmo Cricket is bright and cheerful. It reminded me of the Valentine roses I received this year. So I dug in and created this layout: a colorful collection to scrap a colorful bouquet and colorful memories.  I used the following products from the SRM Stickers line up: Say It with Stickers: Valentine, Express Yourself: Valentine, Sticker Sentiments: Love, Year of Memories - 2010.

I punched out some circles from the patterned papers and added some SRM stickers to accessorize, fabulousness!

I hope you have enjoyed this little stop. Your next stop is Tania’s Blog. And, don’t forget to return to SRM to leave a comment. Random winners will be chosen and posted at the SRM Blog on Tuesday! Be sure to upload your Delovelys to the Flickr Group!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jump into Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump into Summer Blog Hop with myStamp BOX and our preferred product partners (Helmar, PK Glitz and Kiki Art)! The start of the blog hop is the myStamp BOX blog the myStamp Box blog.

The challenge for this Blog Hop is to take anything that makes you think of Summer and create a project that fits the theme. You participate in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer's blog and all our partner companies' blogs as well. You will have a chance to win a set of stamps sets! Our partner companies will offer up a prize as well. So leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what you favorite project was along the way (mine of course, lol) for a chance to win! Have fun!

For my project, I stamped with Snapshot. For a scrapper, camera stamps are must-haves and they can be used on almost every layout!  This layout is made possible with the Anthologies Connection June kit.
Here is a close-up photo of the adorable camera stamp, and the quick journaling stamp of "date, place, and subject." This was summer, a few years ago, carefree, at home, with a new baby and pre-school girl.  Next time I'm home during summer, I'll be retired... a long long long way to go yet...
That's it from me, your next stop is Jolene's blog for more summery inspiration.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Midnight Rooster in June

I worked on Midnight Rooster layouts all weekend long so I thought it's time to post more of my June Rooster layouts since the June kit in all its glory is up for sale! 

Here is my crazy fashionista girl who insisted on wearing her winter hat in August. She was cute though, sigh...
Here's a close-up.
This next layout is really all about Helmar's Scrap Dots. Have you tried it? It is truly a wonderful product!
I stacked the yellow thickers atop of the American Crafts fence chipboard using Helmar's liquid scrap dot. What's so neat about the liquid scrap dots is that I can squeeze out enough adhesive, put the piece down and scrape excessive amounts and wait for it to dry. The "p" here barely touches the "a" and "e" next to it, but the liquid scrap dot holds it up. It is particularly useful for small areas where a foam dot must be trimmed down significantly to use.

Here's the full layout, a really simple one :) I created a border on the left hand-side with the stamp included in the kit.  The same stamp can be used to frame one's journaling like I did in the first layout. So don't forget to check out the Midnight Rooster kit to get your own!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Enjoy the Color Room Palette Ten

Enjoy it I did! This week's palette is one thing, but the sketch takes the cake in my book!!!  Rectangles and more rectangles, what more can a linear girl like me ask for? It is definitely a sketch after my own heart, so I stuck to it as closely as I could! 
As for the colors, wow, I could not, for the life of me, find that light blue denin color in my oceans of supplies.  Of course, now as I type this, I thought of a bag of light blue buttons, well, too late now, lol.  The good news for the Color Room challenges participants: the Color Room and Couture Cardstock have teamed up! 
So you can find these colors in cardstock in Couture's line-up!  In case you can't read the names on the actual palette, they are: Free Fall, Frankincense, Temptress, and Cracked Wheat.  At the end of this month, a lucky participant with a U.S. mailing address will win a box of Couture cardstock that have been featured with the Color Room's June palettes!  How fun is that?!

Not a U.S. resident? No problems!!  Everyone who participate in the June challenges at the Color Room will be eligible to win a $40 gift certificate to Up the Street Scrapbooking.  Have you seen Tara's June kit yet?  Check it out on her website and be inspired to play for the chance to win!! 

Lastly, here is the layout I did with this color palette and the sketch.  I really did enjoy it.  I ended up cutting out a couple of leaves from the Basic Grey Wisteria line that are close to that denim blue color.  All was okay in the end :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Winner of the MR Mini-Kit

Thank you for entertaining me with your absolutely wonderfully amusing thoughts on the name "midnight rooster." Seriously, chicken soup at night! LOL

The winnter is sweet craf-tea chick!!
Please leave me your email address or mailing address in the comment section and I will remove it after I get it. Congrats!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beauty and a Midnight Rooster Giveaway

The full reveal of the Midnight Rooster's June kit is just around the corner (sometimes today - Wednesday June 9)! Maybe by the time you read this, the kit would be up already!!  I thought I would post one of the projects I have created with this kit.

It is definitely one of those kits, the minute I opened it, a very concretely defined idea presents itself.  There's no escaping it, I knew what I had to make, immediately.  The Maya Road dress form chipboard album is not included in the kit, but I have two in my stash, lol.  The idea behind this mini-album came from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty.  I did not use any photos for this mini, but I had written down quite a while ago, some brief thoughts on what I would define as "beauty."  Having two girls, two beautiful ones at that, I hope they know one day, from the core of their being, beauty is so much more than just external good looks.

This kit includes a totally awesome swirl stamp, an exclusive for Midnight Rooster, by Purple Onion Designs. I used it to frame all of my printed journaling for this mini.  I think I will post a brief tutorial on how to do this on the Midnight Rooster's blog when it will be my turn again.
Now onto the giveaway...  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "midnight rooster?" (besides the awesome kits of course)  I mean... are you thinking, chicken noodle soup in the dark, for example?  You have all day to answer my question and I will pick a person this time tomorrow to win this Midnight Rooster mini-kit.  How's that for fun?  Meanwhile, don't forget to stop by to check out the new kit, it should be going up soon!

One last note before I go, myStamp Box will be having a Blog Hop on June 17th.  I hope you will join in the fun!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Second Round of Anthologies Projects

The weekend is almost behind us. We did manage to catch a movie on Saturday.  Prince of Persia was overall entertaining and I certainly like Alanis' theme song! 

Now here are two more projects with Anthologies Connection's June kit.  I embossed the journaling spots with the newest Tim Holtz embossing folders!  Ambrosia!! I stamped the corners of this layout with corner stamps from mSB's Snapshot set.  And yes, it's Uncle Steve. I wonder if he is going to demand payment again for scrapping him. I have a feeling that he would. Crazy thing!

Here is a card I created with the kit and the mSB's Neighborhoods stamps. Both of our neighbors are selling their houses, I thought I might as well get ready for the future new neighbors :)  I wish the photo can show the black Pink Paislee trim better, it really isn't just a band of black, but very elegant ruffles! 

That wraps up this Sunday on the blog for me. I think next week is going to be a good mail week for me ;) fingers crossed!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Face Paint

I am no longer a face painter :)  To think I used to paint my face in my 20's when I least needed it!  But I am now a mother to face painters!  So far, they only paint their faces with actual face paint :)  I have more such fun photos and I look forward to scrapping more of them in the future :)

I used Laina Lamb's digital cuts to create the top note border.  That little princess on the lower right hand corner is a stamped image from My Favorite Things.  She is so so so cute! I added a Making Memories crown on her head for good measure, hee hee...  Thank you Aubree for the blue papers and the MM rubons :)  I'll take another box of your cast-offs any time!

And lastly and not least, this layout was for TCR palette 9, and I used Lydell's sketch too!  Fabulousness all around!  Thank you for checking, it's almost time for the weekend!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SRM Giveaway and WIP June

SRM Stickers has reached 1000 facebook fans!  To celebrate, there’s a HUGE giveaway happening on the blog….

Head over to the SRM blog post here.  Leave a comment that includes the number 1000. Become a follower to the SRM Stickers blog.  You could win all of SRM Stickers' Summer CHA new releases!!!!

I have photos in my stash that aren't of my kids, and once in a while, I scrap them! :) When I received my WIP June kit, I dug out some Kona photos. This Core'dination cardstock's color reminded me of the volcanic crater :)  The bright colors of WRMK's 72 degrees and sunny make up a delightful color combination!

Here's another page using the WIP June kit, scrapping our annual summer excursion to the Sculpture Garden. I am waiting for DH to say, "Aren't you tired of scrapping that?" I can't help that it is a great looking place with lots of open space and all kinds of photo opportunities! I do wish I'm in more photos, but we can't have everything in life, can we? :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Take Flight with Anthologies Connection

This month, Anthologies Connection brings you an elegant kit feature Pink Paislee's Queen Bee. The kit is very full on embellishments and I describe it as a box of subtle sensations! Besides the Queen Bee, there are elements from House of Three, fabric, brown felt, YARN, journaling spots, butterflies, ribbons, trims, Jillibean Soup letters. The list goes on and on!! Stop by and get your kit!

Here is a layout using this kit, and a tribute to ma scropine Alexandra :) Ever since I stumbled upon Scrap RDV by Alexandra and Agata, I've been wanting to participate. There was one challenge in particular that really stood out to me. It has been months and I still have that number THREE in my head. So three it is... Three columns, three photos, three words in the title. The numbers border, 9 numbers, in other words, three sets of three numbers, three of them in white corrugated forms. I should have made my journaling three lines too, oh well! Voila, chere Alex, que penses-tu?

Here are a couple of close-ups of my layout. I ran out of "y" so I just spritzed onto a journaling spot. The bottom numbers are misted with the negatives of the Jillibean Soup's corrugated letters.

Thank you for stopping by and I will post more projects using this kit in the next week!