Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's December

Good evening!

This is truly my first time using my mobile phone to do a blog post. I had no choice... My Internet is down! I completed the December sketch at Once Upon a Sketch a week ago and never uploaded. So I hopes this work...

For layout is entitled "Miracle baby". The month of December is important to me mainly due to the birth of my daughter on December 12, 2006. She is the reason why I love to celebrate December.

I was told by the age of 27 due to all my female medical problems since the age of 18 that I would not be able to conceive. I conceived my daughter after the age of 27 but her pregnancy was very difficult. I went into labor at 20 weeks but thank God I didn't deliver. God said its not time. With the bed rest, weekly injections and a few delivery issues.. I was blessed with a little miracle 6 years ago. And then blessed with her brother 2 years later.

On this layout, my journaling is tucked in on the side. A little note to tell my daughter : "My greatest joy is celebrating your birth every December. This December marks 6 years God blessed me with you... My miracle baby."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Girlie Grunge Challenge - October

Whew... I am barely making this challenge on time for October. Donna Salazar's Challenge involved a sketch and using the color green. For my layout, I used the Swirlydoos Sept Kit that included Prima's Romance Novel paper line. I am in love with this paper.

So for the challenge, I played with some new products I have bought. I used pink gelatos and Donna Salazar's Jasmine Mixed Media Ink. The jasmine ink was used to soften and frost all my flowers and leaves. For the green part of the challenge, I added green dusty attic botanical swirls with a little jasmine ink added to it. I also smeared a little jasmine ink to the black pattern paper. Lastly, I added a little green ink (bundle sage distress ink) to my journal strips.

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Thanks for looking.

Happy Halloween

Wow.... This is truly my first project I have created for Halloween. I made this configration box last month for my design team assignment for Scrappy Chic.  The papers used were from my Aug-Sept kit which included Halloween papers from K& Company and Echo Park.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hmmm.... lately I have been so distracted with life that I didnt feel inspired and felt my creativity went on a vacation. As I filtered through people blog posts, I found an October sketch at Cest Magnifique Kit Club that caught my attention. Since I had an October kit sitting here from 2 places my Scrappy Chic and Swirlydoos I figure why not at least attempt something creative. I decided to enter this piece into the challenge at Cest Magnifique Kit Club and the Heidi Kelley challenge at Swirlydoos. It felt good to have some free time Sunday to scrap freely. I honestly didnt care if it was my best work or not. I just wanted to enjoy creating art.

I will not make this a long post. So, thanks for looking!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Returning back to the blogging world...

Whew.... its been a long time since I created a blog post. Sorry for being missing in action, I just had too much personal things going on that I decided only to keep up with my requirements for my current DT assignment. So I am very happy to say that I am currently on the design team for my local scrapbook store, Scrappy Chic. It has been so much fun creating and participating in the store activities since February of this year. I have created some personal layouts too during this break but I will only post a few in todays post. I rather just start fresh with my blog posts instead of catching up. I also will be adding the link to Scrappy Chic's store and gallery if you are interested in my monthly projects over there.

Right now, I am currently working on my August kit for Scrappy Chic. I just received my new kit from Swirlydoos Kit Club. (Plus, I have quite a few previous kits untouched.. but I'm ready to play with them all). I am ready to start participating again in online challenges now.

My first layout is entitle "Unbreakable", the journaling is hidden. This was an emotional layout that dealt with a personal situation in my life. It was also created for the Flying Unicorn American Idol Challege. I had made it all the way until the final round.

My second layout is of my daughter. This is from July Round Robin Challenge. I was very surprised to find that it was the winner among all the amazing layouts.

Be back soon...

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I am slowly recooperating from having bronchitis, laryngitis, and inner ear infection that caused my imbalance and dizziness. I still managed to finish a layout I created for the following challenges: Flying Unicorn American Idol, Swirlydoos Seed packet, and Once Upon a Sketch 2/15 Sketch Challenge. I knew I only had energy to create a little at a time so I made sure something for each challenge was represent into this layout.

Here is my layout of a scenery from our favorite past trip.. a trip to Cancun. For the American Idol challenge, we were required to have things in quantity of 2, 3, 4. I had added 2 ribbons, 3 dusty attic chipboard shells, and 4 butterflies. I used the OUAS 2/15 sketch for inspiration and journaling. I also included a photo transfer of one of the seed packets for the challenge at Swirlydoos.

I was very interested in the journaling requirement for OUAS. I have been lacking in the journalling part of my layouts and I am trying to put more of my own words and handwriting so my children and family would know why that particular photo or event meant to me. For OUAS, we had to journal about a vacation/holiday. I feel my husband and I are in need of a vacation. Having young babies put a halt to our traveling and I am always wishing we could take one tomorrow.

Our dream vacation is going to Hawaii.. but at this moment I truly feel the words I placed on the layout. My journaling reads: 

You and I on a
white sandy beach and ocean view
is my next dream vacation. But as long as
I'm with you. I am in complete

Thank you for taking time to review my blog. I greatly appreciate and love all the comments you leave. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"You Own My Heart" - Mojo Blog Hop

Well, I am excited to participate in Kisha Walton's Mojo Blog Hop today. This is my first time ever and I have received alot of inspiration from her blog this past 2 weeks. So, if you have arrived from my blog from her posting today, you are at the right place.

Due to health reasons, I was only able to finish a layout in time for this blog hop. Kisha had choosen love as the theme and a gorgeous inspiration photo. I did keep the love theme but I used the TCR color palette and my January Swirlydoos kit for my inspiration.

                              You Own My Heart

My January Swirlydoos kits consist of Bo Bunny Snowfall papers which are very beautiful and glittery. I tried to tone the glitter down by adding cream background with chicken masking using Tim holtz antique linen distress ink.

I also added some denim leaves and altered the shape using multi medium which acts as a stiffner which I learned from Lynne Forsythe tutorial at Swirlydoos Forum. I altered the dusty attic hinge using vintage photo distress stain, luminarte radiant rain solar gold, and glossy accents.

I would like to thank everyone for taking the opportunity to stop by my blog today. Please make sure to return to Kisha Walton's blog tomorrow for the last day of the blog hop.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Loving You" - OUAS Sketch

Well the past 2 weeks, it has been an emotional one for me as a mother. My son turned 3 on January 31, 2012 and he started his first day of school on Monday. I am happy that my son has moved on to new challenges of life..But I do miss having a 2yr old baby. So when I saw the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge, I knew I was going to choose my son for this one. Since I was struggling a little with January's Swirlydoos Kit. I decided to use the sketch as a way to get my mojo flowing.

I must wrap this up. I have to finish another layout by Feb 8th and I havent started. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 30, 2012

My First Altered Project

Good Evening,

I have decided to do the goals album this year with Lisa Valentine. My goal for January was to do an altered project.  This was my first altered project and I was very excited to play with this writing desk kit.

I just realized I didnt take pictures of the inside. But it contains some old Bo Bunny paper entitled Sophia's Notebook. I used three sheets to cover the whole inside. On the outside, I used the timeless script paper, rubons, and the locks that came with the kit. On the front, I used a Donna Salazar antiquities paper with Maya Road envelope, dusty attic, prima flowers, rub ons, etc..

Front of the Desk

Side View of the Desk

Back of the Desk

I am so excited about finishing my first scrappy goal of the new year!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

TCR #95 - "You"

Good Evening,

I have been quite busy finishing a few projects for my LSS DT application this past week. One of the requirements was to use no pattern paper. I was truly inspired by the colors and the sketch for the TCR#95 Palette. I also used this layout as an opportunity to play with a my new prima brick mask and some glimmermist. Since I was playing around... why not include a handmade flower too. I am thankful for all of Lisa Gregory's flower tutorials posted on Swirlydoos blog. So I used one of her tutorials for the pink flower.

My layout is a picture of my daughter at one week old.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving lovely comments.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nobody Loves Me Like You Do

Good Evening,

Well I decided to play the American Idol Challenge at Flying Unicorn. It is very exciting... plus who couldn't use $100 Prize to their store. This is the first time my husband truly seemed interest in what I was doing. LOL!  Well I had to choose lyrics of a song created by Randy Jackson, Jennifer L: opez, or Steven Tyler. I think I made this round difficult for no reason. I finally learned that Randy Jackson played for Whitney Houston first and second album. So I choose the song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do".

For this layout the journaling reads:

I was words without a tune
I was a song still unsung
A poem with no rhyme
A dancer out of time
But now there's you
Baby, nobody loves me like you do.

So if you have some time, stop by the Flying Unicorn forum. They have alot of challenges going on this month and its a very nice active forum.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My SwirlyHues layout

Well I am excited that I was able to finish my SwirlyHues layout before the challenge ended. I was extremely busy during the Christmas break I never finished my layout or really enjoyed my December Swirlydoos Kit. I realize that it is hard for me to scrap Christmas layouts after the holiday but I am definitely going to try my best.

On this layout, I played with some different products. I was able to play with some Creative Inspiration Paints I ordered, modeling paste, and plain cardstock.

I also tried to make my own pinecones off a tutorial I saw (kittiekraft Pinecone tutorial). I added some poinsetta flowers from a prima box I won in 2010 from Swirlydoos.

I am also excited about the January SwirlyHues Challenge. I hope I have time to play to this month.

Thank you for looking at my blog and all the lovely comments.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'M Back...

Good Morning,

Happy New Year!! I know I have been a little absent from the blog but December is a very slow scrapping month for me. I try to give alot of time to my family during that month. I manage to get back into the swing of things this weekend. So I am posting a layout that I have completed with Prima Romantique papers and flowers. I would like to give a special thanks to Maggi for the extra push I needed to get my mojo flowing with the scrapping. She asked me to participate at Flying Unicorn Round Robin and I had 2 days to complete it.

Also, I wanted to share an older layout created in December for the Swirlydoos Round Robin. This was created with the December Swirlydoos Kit.

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I also have 2 unfinished layouts on my desk. A christmas layout and another a mixture of papers from several different Swirlydoos kit. Hopefully, I will have those completed and posted by tomorrow.

I have made some personal and scrapping goals for the new year. I am hoping that starting next week I can work on those goals since I am adjusting back to my working schedule. Thanks for looking and Have a great day!