Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stepping down from Swirlydoos

Hi everyone! Today has been a little sad but bittersweet day. It has finally come to the day that I'm going to stop designing for Swirlydoos. It has been five years since I started designing for them in 2009. Well, I guess all things will come to an end someday.

But on the other hand, I have some great news to share soon. Keep an eye for it!

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cherish Misc Me

Today I would like to share with you all another two pages of my 12 x 12 Misc Me featuring BoBunny Primrose collection.

Here are some close-ups of the pages.

Close-ups on details.

It is so easy and fun scrapping using the Misc Me pockets. I called it "Working in Layers".  I know that some of you've have emailed me and asked about working using these pockets. I'll be sharing a very simple tutorial on how I normally work on mine soon. Keep an eye for it!

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Misc Me Products: BoBunny; Inks/Paints: Ranger Inks, Tsukineko; Stamps: BoBunny; Chipboard: BoBunny; Others: BoBunny washi tapes, rub-ons, crystals, lace, buttons and stickers, white gel pen, black pen, Beacon and other adhesives.

Monday, May 26, 2014

ZVA Creative May DT Blog Hop!

Happy Monday to you! ZVA Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our May blog hop! We are very excited to kick off  a new blog hop and have you join us today. We hope you are inspired by all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!

The hop begins at ZVA Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).
As you know, ZVA offers many beautiful color groupings of pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop, you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

This month I'm sharing with you a layout using Kaisercraft beautiful papers with tons of gorgeous ZVA Creative's flourishes.

On this layout, I've also used Clear Scraps acrylic circle and some beautiful Vilda Stamps stamps on this layout. The Petaloo flowers matched perfectly with pattern papers on this layout.

ZVA Creative Supplies Used:
CRW-05CA-175 (Dots Crystal - Olive), CRW-03CB-155 (Basic Line Crystal - Lime), CRB-06CA-107 (Flourish - Olive/Line crystal)

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one fo the ZVA designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, May 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 27th.

Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances will you have to win.
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28th on Zva Creative's Facebook Page and blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's page on Wednesday to see if you are the winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on our Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop post)  
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva Creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
* Hope on over to Zva's Facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is Tina's blog. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on June 30th for next month's hop.

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Swirlydoos May kit, Other Products used: Acrylic Products: Clear Scraps; Inks/Paints: Art Anthology, Tsukineko, Ranger Inks; Stamps: Vilda Stamps; Flowers: Petaloo; Crystals: ZVA Creative; Others: Dusty Attic chipboard, thread for stitching, Beacon and other adhesives. 

Resume Postings...

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry for not posting here for the whole of last week. The sudden passed away of my grandpa had kept me busy for the whole week. However, the normal postings will resume from today onwards. Do check back tonight for this month's ZVA Creative's DT blog hop!

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Always and Forever Card

This is a card which I've created sometime ago using Clear Scraps Bell Send It Clear Card. I've used one of BoBunny's old collection, "Enchanted" to decorate this card.

Here is picture inside this card.

I've added a journaling piece there. Using these "Send It Clear Cards", you can easily create an elegant and unique card for your someone special.

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Acrylic Products: Clear Scraps; Pattern Papers: BoBunny; Inks/Paints: Ranger Inks; Others: BoBunny rub-ons, Petaloo flowers, ribbons, Ranger liquid pearls, crystals, Beacon and other adhesives.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Today's layout is a layout created using Swirlydoos May kit. I've chosen the more feminine tones out of this kit for this layout.

Here are some close-ups.

To create the damask background, I've used a mascil by Clear Scraps with some gesso.

The sentiment stamp is by Vilda Stamps. I've colored all the cut-outs using Kaiserfusion markers.

Happy scrapping! 

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Swirlydoos May kit; Products not included in the kit: Inks/Paints: Art Anthology, Tsukineko; Stamps: Vilda Stamps; Mask/Stencils: Clear Scraps; Flowers: Petaloo; Others: white gesso, Beacon and other adhesives.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrate Life

This is a recent layout which I've created using BoBunny's Baby Bump collection. This layout is for the "layout with Noteworthy" assignment on BoBunny's blog.

For this assignment, I've used tons of Baby Bump's noteworthy pieces to layer all around the layout. To make them stand out, I've used black and white gel pens to outline them. I've also continued this design throughout the layout by outlining some of the designs on the background paper.

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Pattern Papers: BoBunny; Inks/Paints: Art Anthology, Tsukineko; Stamps: BoBunny; Flowers: BoBunny; Others: BoBunny paper doilies, crystals, jewels, lace and trinket, black pen, white gel pen, Ranger Stickles, Beacon and other adhesives.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club May Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
May Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Maggi's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful May collection:

Bohemian Spring

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our May scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any April kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

Here are my projects using Swirlydoos May Kit!
This first layout is created based on this month's sketch.

And this second layout is a masculine layout created using the kit.

This layout below is based on the more feminine color palette in the kit. 

Lastly, here is a layout of Hiro.

I will be sharing these projects in greater details soon. Check back for it.
So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Tuesday 5/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday 5/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : "part"

The party continues over at Die-Namites' blog. Have fun!

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Friday, May 2, 2014


Hello everyone! I have a little news to share today. I will be joining Inkido's monthly challenge from this month onwards till end of the year. I've agreed to design for them once a month. Above is this month''s mood board challenge. You can see the details on this challenge at Inkido's blog.

Below is my layout based on this mood board.

I've been inspired by the beach theme and the colors on the mood board.

Below are some details.

The chipboards used on this layout is by Dusty Attic.

On this layout, I've also added an acrylic border and used some mascils by Clear Scraps. The shells are by Petaloo.

Scrapbooking Master Class with Irene Tan. Check it out here!

Sources: Acrylic Products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Inkido; Inks/Paints: Art Anthology/ Tsukineko; Stamps: Inkido; Mask/Stencils: Clear Scraps; Flowers: Inkido; Others: white gesso, Ranger Stickles, Petaloo shells, netting, Art Anthology dimensional crystals, Inkido crystals, Beacon and other adhesives.


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