Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pretty Paper Studio: Sneak Peeks!

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday!

So excited to share with you that Pretty Paper Studio is having sneak peeks on the first Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Kits.

Oh my! Just can't wait to get my hands on them. Can't imagine what I'll come up with those kits. So sneak out now to Pretty Paper Studio and have a peek! Stay tune for more...

Have a nice day!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pretty Paper Studio Challenge #2 - Create a NO-PHOTO layout

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous time.
I do! And you should know the reason why...

Pretty Paper Studio is stirring up a fabulous challenge for you.
Challenge # 2 is to create a  NO-PHOTO scrapbook page/ layout!
Subject or theme for your page/ layout can be anything and any size.
But remember without any photos in it, only journaling and embellishments.

Here is an inspiration for you on this challenge.

I punch around the page 10 1/4in x 10 1/4in kraft cardstock.
Distress the sides a bit. Added lace around and attached 
to Hello Luscious - Honeyed  pattern paper from Basic Grey.

I made pocket style tags from MME (Vanity Fair & A Beautiful Life)
 pattern paper to attached my computer print-out journals 
and stick it sideways on the page.

My title itself in this layout speaks about 
what's up with me this February on different topics.  

Added embellishments and my layout is done!!!

 What's Up In February
NO-Photo Layout

Find more inspirations from Donna, Shruti and Neelu.
Visit their blog and leave them some love.
So play along now and join in the fun.
Bring out those pretty papers of yours...
BE inspired and U-create.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Double Page Layout {Shine Your Light}

Hi, I hope everyone is having a fabulous time. 
Today I’m sharing a double page layout. The layout was inspired from a sketch by Shimelle

Got this layout from Neelu from Creating Memories, I thank her for sending me the sketch/es. I created this layout pages a few days before Christmas but was not able to share it until now. But it's never too late to share anything we’ve created, right? And looking forward to inspire someone out there.

Anyway, I love sketches. It is a good starting point for any projects and brilliant for those times when a little inspiration is needed. Sketches don’t have to be followed all the way. A portion can be taken to create a focal point or shapes can be changed. It can easily be modified, rotated, mirrored for making cards, tags,  scrapbook layouts or projects.
Here is the first page of the layout …

And the second page…

The quote is: 
True HAPPINESS comes from the joy of deeds well done, 
the zest of CREATING things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And the double page layout...

Shine Your Light
Ever wonder if there is any journaling spot in this LO? Well, yes there is! Can guess where it is…any clue? Where else could it be! Just behind those flowers up there…

I have taken these photos before I wrote my journals on it. I thought I’ll share it that way instead of taking another shots today before posting this. Lol kinda shy a bit.

By the way, I also want to acknowledge a very good friend, Mr. Samuel Mars Sagario who took these beautiful photos that I’m still using until now in my profiles. Hmmnn...need new photos. Do visit his website here

So what are you waiting for! Be inspired and u-create.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mini Album: Olga

Hi everyone!

Today, I would like to share the pages of Olga's mini album which I have posted a few days back. This was my first attempt in making a mini album. I have made this as a birthday gift to friend. Made it overnight and gave it the next day.

The inspiration in making this mini album came from a video tutorial I found from YouTube by Laura Denison from The Paper Trail. I love all her projects.

This is a pouch mini album and very easy to make, find the instructions following The Paper Trail here.

 Olga's Mini Album

For this mini, I made 4 pouches and used 3 binding rings.
back of cover page with pocket and tag and
front of pouch1
back of pouch1 and front of pouch2

back of pouch2 and front of pouch3

back of pouch3 and front of pouch4

back of pouch4 and inside of back cover 
(with my message and extra pages behind it for group of friends to sign their greetings)

back cover

I hope this will inspire you to make a mini album. And those who have not done this style of album pages, give it a try. You can make as many pages you like, just adjust the size of binding rings and give extra breathing room for all embellishments. Attach your photos to pages and tag inserts.

I was not able to take photos of the small journaling tags as well the big tag inserts (which was not done at the time I took these photos).

That's all for now and will share with you the pages of other minis next time.

I hope you like it and thanks a bunch for stopping by.
Would love to hear from you.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gonna stick this up...wanna post it!

Back so soon. Just published my post a few minutes back and here I am again.
Ohh, have I forgotten something? Uhuh?! Just gonna stick this one up...just wanna post it!!!

Well, sharing with you what I've created for a group of friends as valentines gift. Well, we had a day out pre-valentines day but then I was not able to post what i have created. So POST-ing IT now...

Sticky note pads are great, I use it everyday at home or at work. Easy to stick up everywhere and don't leave a mess. So I decided to dressed it up a bit!

 Sticky note pad cover

inside with the sticky notes

Sets of Sticky Note pads

 Just made it as simple as can be and not bulky just in case they wanna carry it around inside their bags.
So next time, I'm gonna use one to get myself out of a sticky situation by getting a reminder and POST IT out soon.

That's all for now and hope you like what i shared. 
Thanks a bunch for stopping by.



Mini Albums

I love mini can tell a lot of stories and hold lots of photos. Well, that depends on the size, number of pages and tags the album has.

I finally went through my piles of photos (YAY got a lot scrap) in search of the mini albums i made {and given away} just before i started this blog. Thought I should share it with everyone....

Olga's mini album

Minnie Matilda mini album

Capture the JOY
 {Black & White mini album}

All these mini albums were put together using ring binders and decorated with ribbons. Each has different number of pages and tags.

Fabulous Memories
(Blue and white mini album with a touch of green)

This one was put together using Bind-it-All and decorated the o-wire with ribbons.
These mini albums are 6x6 inches in size.

 Sara's Special Day mini album
(Envelope mini album)

Also this one was put together using Bind-it-All with an album size of 4X5 inches. Used 5 multicolor envelopes and each has a tag insert.

I hope you like what you saw and be inspired to create one of your own. 
Thanks a bunch for stopping by.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Elegant Flourish Heart - {Love You} Red & Black Version

Hi everyone!
A day to go and it is Valentines Day…
So I thought I’ll share another card with you today!

It is the same as the Elegant Flourish Heart {You Complete Me}
but in black and red version {Love You with All My Heart}.
I just love how the first one turned out and how the heart hangs in the air.

 This time I used Reflections collection from Prima.
Also, love how this paper look when embossed and sand.

Also, added sentiment inside the card.

 Elegant Flourish Heart
Love You with All My Heart

Cardstock: black; Patterned Paper:  Prima (Reflections collection); Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes; Tools: Big Shot, Woodware punch, Sizzix Embossing Folder Ornate Frame Heart & Vines; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick; Accents: Self Adhesive Rhinestones, heart charm (from stash); Others: Acetate, Twine; Sentiment: computer generated

Entering this card for the following challenges:

"Love is in the air"...right here, right now!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pretty Paper Studio

Hi everyone!

Today is a blissful and awe-inspiring day!
I do hope you feel the same way too...

So, what makes it so awe-inspiring ????
 I’ve been chosen as one of Pretty Paper Studio’s Design Team.


is an initiative of Nielouphar Abdurahiman or Neelu from

The other Pretty Ladies in the Design Team are

I feel so blessed and thankful to be one of the 
Awesome Foursome Pretty Ladies of PPS!

Thank you Neelu for making me part of your team.
Looking forward for a 
wonderful, inspirational and creative journey with you guys!!!

And what are you waiting for!?!
Visit their blog and give them some love.

There is still time for you to join PPS Challenge #1
go ahead and check it out. U-create, you can do it!!!

 Stay tune with Pretty Paper Studio...
More fun and exciting things to come!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An Elegant Flourished Heart {You Complete Me}

Hi everyone!
I was so delighted with the Easel Card with Pocket and Tags 
as it made to Top 3 at Beyond Grey Challenges. 
I hope it inspires you to make one.

And today I’ve got something elegantly flourish and to “die” for!
Oh Romeo and Juliet…

Why is it to die for? Well, as I don’t have a heart shape die, 
so I used Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes die to create the heart in this card. 
Cutting out a heart shape would have been so simple and easy 
but I wanted something special and “lovely”. I just love how it turns out! 
 I also used acetate in the middle front of the card 
(which becomes quite a challenge when taking the photos), 
punch some borders and hang the heart to make it look like it’s in the air!!!

 Love is in the air…
It is only so fitting to use for this card the 
Kissing Booth collection from Basic Grey called lip gloss.
I have printed the sentiment directly into the pattern paper.


 You Complete Me?! 
Yes, yes, yes! The die did it! 
When 2 die flourishes kept facing it with each other it completes into a heart. 
And that’s another use for this die too! Create it if you have one.
Did some dry embossing for added texture at the top and bottom 
of the sentiments using only the bottom frame of 
Sizzix Embossing Folder Ornate Frame Heart & Vines and then sand it. 
Finished it off with a heart charm and rhinestones.

You Complete Me
  An Elegant Flourished Heart 

A quick and simple card yet elegant on its own! 
I hope you feel the love…

Entering this card for the following challenges:
Also entering this card at Pretty Paper Studio . The challenge is  to create a scrapbook page or a card with the word - YOU. So what YOU'd say, there's still time to enter your creation and join in the fun to win a fabulous prize, so head now to Pretty Paper Studio.

Cardstock: Bazzill (vanilla); Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Kissing Booth – lip gloss); Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes; Tools: Big Shot, Woodware punch, Sizzix Embossing Folder Ornate Frame Heart & Vines; Accents: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft Soft Pink, heart charm (from stash); Others: Acetate, Twine; Sentiment: computer generated

i-created so now it’s your turn, u-create!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tune for my next post!