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

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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!