Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Art, Create, Inspire Altered Project

Today, I would liked to share this little altered project with you all. It's also a published project in Scrapbooking m.m. in March. I've used Clear Scraps acrylic coasters and tons of Tim Holtz signature products to create this altered hanging piece.

Here are the details on each of the coasters. 

I hope this altered project will give you an inspiration or two. Just remember, "Scrap with your heart and don't forget to have fun too!"

For those of you who had emailed me about not being able to access The Crop Spot yesterday for the tutorial, I'm very sorry. Their site had been hacked and being forced to shut down but now, they've restored everything back to normal. Feel free to check their site for the tutorial anytime you want.

Sources: Clear Products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Creative Imaginations; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Stampers Anonymous; Others: Tim Holtz idea-ology mask, grungeboard, acrylic charms and metal embellishment, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Prima ribbon, lace, twine, crafting wire, floss for stitching, Glue Dots, Zip Dry and other adhesives.  

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stay Happy At The Crop Spot

This week, I'll be sharing a tutorial on the above layout titled "Happy" at The Crop Spot. This is a layout where I've had some serious fun with rub-ons. I've used the gorgeous line, Jazmyne from Bo Bunny to create this layout. Hope you all like this layout and it's tutorial.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank you everyone!

Thank you very much for all the caring and emails asking about Hiro's situation. Some of you had asked me, "what is cataract?". As I've posted last week, it's a kind of disease that caused a cloudy substances to develop in the eye which will either make one's vision blurry or even blind them. Some humans do develop cataract when they are old but it could be cured with the modern technologies these days. In Hiro's case, it is not advisable for surgeries because his case of cataract is called "inherited cataract". It is not normal for young dogs or pups to develop cataract. They are normally caused by diabetes, accidents or inherited.

You all do not have to worry about him as he is still as cheeky and as active as usual. It does not seem that the defects in his vision has affect him in anyway. However, we do pray that his right eye does not develop full cataract so soon. Thanks again for all the well wishes and caring. Hiro loves you all too and we will make sure that he is well taken care of.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Being Young

This is a layout that I've created as a guest designer for My Paper Tree House this month. This is a layout that I've created using their June's kit. The kit is so summery in colours and fun!

Here are some of the details.

Check out the butterflies on this layout. I've actually added some interesting texture on it. You could check out the steps for this technique at My Paper Tree House.
Try this technique out and create some cool textures to your embellishment! I wish all of you who are going for a summer vacation, have a fun and great trip!! Remember to take tons of pictures!

Sources: Products included in the kit: Pattern Papers: Jilibean Soup; Jilibean Soup Corrugated Letters, journaling tags and alpha stickers, Prima flowers, Webster's Pages trim and lace, ZVA crystals, Handmade paper piecing owl; Others not included in the kit: Ranger Distress Ink and reinkers, Ranger Stickles, Tim Holtz idea-ology masks, floss for stitching, Stampendous flock, twine, gem brad, Glue Dots, Tombow and other adhesives.  

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Beautiful Frienship

This is another layout that had been published in Scrapbooking m.m. magazine in Sweden in March. This is an acrylic layout where I've used various techniques on it.

Below are some close-ups on this layout.
Hope you all like this layout and got an inspiration or two from it.

Thank you so much for all the well wishes. The family is slowly accepting the fact about Hiro's situation and live our lives as usual. I've got back into my usual scrapping groove and had some real scrapping therapy fun yesterday!

My next teaching trip is actually in the planning and when it's all confirmed, I will announce it here. For those of you who really wish for me to teach at your area, try to get your local scrapbook store to organize it. You all could check my teaching criteria by clicking here. Hope I could meet all of you in person someday!

Sources: Clear products: Clear Scraps; Pattern Paper: Autumn Leaves; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stickers: My Little Yellow Bicycle; Chipboard: Fancy Pants; Others: Ranger Stickles, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft crystals, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Tim Holtz idea-ology grungeboard, Magic Mesh, Inkssential opaque gel pen, fibers, butterfly stamps, brad, vellum, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This week at The Crop Spot!

This week at The Crop Spot, I'll be sharing a week long tutorial to create this journal. This journal features the gorgeous paper line, Life's Portrait by Webster's Pages and the cool album by 7Gypsies. It also has tons of embellishments by Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz idea-ology and Prima. Hope you all follow through this tutorial and create a unique journal which can also be used to document down your summer holidays vacation!! Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Start of Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Clear Scraps is kicking off summer with a scavenger hunt that will take you through the design team members blogs. On your way, you'll find out something interesting about each of us and if you make it all the way to the end and collect all your clues, you'll get entered in a draw for a nice prize package from Clear Scraps!
 You don't have to necessarily go in order but when you're done, you should have answers to 9 questions that are posted on the Clear Scraps blog. The scavenger hunt will run from June 21 (First Day of Summer!!) until Friday, June 25. Winner will be announced the following Monday.

Start at Clear Scraps Blog. Good Luck everyone!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hiro has Cataract!

I've promised to come back here to post about the outcome after taking Hiro to the vet today. It's confirmed that Hiro has cataract! The vet has done of tests on him and she is convinced that he has "Inherited Cataracts". It is just not common for dogs of such young age to get cataracts. You all could read more on cataracts through this link. The family is very sad about this news but there's really not much we can do. As per the vet, there are very few successful cases in cataract surgeries for dogs especially if they are inherited cataracts. We're just not ready to go through the roller coaster ride of emotion and him having to go through difficult and painful treatments.

He will not totally loss his vision. As per the vet, his vision will just be more blurry than normal dog and if kept in safe environment, he will be fine. It won't affect his health. Thanks to all of you who had prayed and care for Hiro's situation. We will make sure he is well taken care of.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Worrying Week!

This week has been a worrying week for us. Remember this picture that I've shared about two weeks ago? We did not noticed that until this last few days. We always thought that it was just a reflection of light or something, but it seems to be in his eye. Try to look at his left eye. There is a small white dot in it. We're still unsure what it is but we will be bringing him to the vet tomorrow. We're just praying that it's nothing serious but we've asked around and it seems that this might be a very serious issue. Let us all pray for him that it could be cured or it's nothing permanent for him. I'll post an update on his situation once we get a confirmed result from the vet on this. Thanks to all of you that cared for Hiro!

Friday, June 18, 2010

First Brazil Publication Toot!!

Yes!! My first ever publication in Brazil! Above is the cover of the magazine. It's called Guia do Scrapbooking & cia. I have a project being published in it and it's definitely my first in a Brazil scrapbooking magazine! So, if you're able to get your hands on a copy of it, make sure you all check out my work in it. It does come with a little pictorial technique.

I'm still trying to recompose myself after Singapore's teaching trip. There are so much to do and time is never enough for me!!LOL!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm back!

I'm finally back home from Singapore! The whole family is very tired but had enjoyed every minute of our time there! Below are some pictures to share.

Thank you very much to all of you who had made my two workshops so successful. Hope that you all had enjoyed the classes. Below are some pictures taken during the workshop and with some amazing ladies that I've met.

A very thank you to Made With Love for organizing such a pleasant and wonderful teaching experience for me in Singapore! Hope I'll be teaching in Singapore again soon! If any of you had taken pictures during the workshops, feel free to email them to me as I would love to scrap a mini album using them.

I'm really sorry for those of you who are not able to get a seat to attend any of my workshops this round. Perhaps, you all could give your names to MWL, just in case there is another opportunity for me to teach there again....*hint*....*hint*..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Week At The Crop Spot!

In lieu of the upcoming Father's Day celebration, I'll be sharing a tutorial on the above layout at The Crop Spot this week. This is a layout of my husband and his passion. He is the most amazing "father" in our hearts. This week's project features the cool paper line from BoBunny. There are several techniques involved in this week's tutorial and you won't want to miss it!

I've also created a small gift project for my husband with the leftovers of supplies from the layout. To check out more details and how-tos, go to The Crop Spot!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Layers Of Color Blog Hop!

Welcome to Layers of Color New Stencils Release party blog hop! I'm so honored to be guest designing for them and join in with their new release party.

I'm sure for those of you who had follow along the hop has been inspired by the amazing team of designers of LOC! My blog would be your last hop before you return to Layers of Color blog for more fun!

For this blog hop, I've created the above layout titled " Togetherness" to share with you all. I've used a number of the new release stencils and some stamps by LOC! I'm really in love with those stencils and stamps!!

Here are some details of the layout.

I've used the natural flourish stencil by LOC with distress ink to stencil the image on the lower right of the layout.
I've used the vintage medallion template by LOC to mask on the lower left of the layout. 

I've used a set of flower stamps by LOC to create all the flowers on the layout.

I've also used the same set of flower stamp and a set of flourish stamp by LOC to stamp all over the XL acrylic heart shape by Clear Scraps. To enhance the acrylic shape, I've used some alcohol ink to ink on it's edges.

I've used a corner stencil by LOC to stencil a flourish corner on the top right of the layout.

I've even used a stencil to create some images on a cut out butterfly.

All the birds and flourishes are stamped using LOC's stamps.

Hope you all are someway inspired by this layout of mine. Thanks for dropping by my blog and now, hop on back to Layers Of Color blog for more fun and giveaways! 

Sources: Clear Products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Gaia; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps and Stencils: Layers Of Color; Others: Ranger Inkssential white gel pen, Viva Decor pearl pen, pearls, brads, gold gel pen, lace, vellum, floss for stitching, Glue Dots, Zip Dry and other adhesives. 


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