Saturday, June 30, 2007

pink and green

abundance challenge 4. supplies used-- Background paper: Reminisce; Patterned paper cut-outs: Heidi Grace Designs; Crochet Flowers: Bracelet from; Rub-on: Rusty Pickle; Pen: Micron.
first 6x12 lay-out. supplies used-- patterned paper: paper salon, rhona farrer from Autumn Leaves; stickers: Love, Elsie from KI Memories, Daisy D's; Arrows: scenic route; pens: micron, sharpie.
celestine's sweet my cuz, but like all teens, she could be a brat! :) but she's also very sweet (hence the pp with skulls in cherries!) supplies used-- Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations, KI Memories, Tree House Memories; Stickers: K & Company; Cut-Out: Love, Elsie; Pen: Micron.


i decided i would scrap more of my everyday routines. this pic, for example, was when i was stuck in traffic driving from the city. what better way to showcase my new stunnas than while driving? LOL!! i was able to afford them because of my friend's gift certificate towards my past birthday. i'm really starting to go for high quality things--i guess this goes with getting older. but i thank God everyday that i have a job that enables me to afford such luxuries!

Supplies used-- Patterned Papers: Love, Elsie from KI memories, K & Company; Ribbon: Maya Road; Copper embellishments: we R Memory keepers; Pen: Micron.

this was such a fun photo and event! i wanted the l.o. to reflect that! the b/w gaffer tape reminds me of a dance floor!!

supplies used-- Patterned paper: Daisy D's, Reminisce; Stickers: Love, Elsie, Reminisce; Gaffer tape: 7 gypsies; Title: Traci Bautista; Brads: Bazzill; Ribbon: KI Memories; Pen: Micron.

Friday, June 29, 2007

some entries

i'm finally going to really get out there and do some challenges. the first two l.o. are for a million memories on their transparencies and elsie sketches challenges.

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Transparencies: Making Memories, Hambly, kol laj by Traci Bautista; Ribbon: ?; Leaf cut-out: K & Company, Stickers: Reminisce; Pen: Micron.

Supplies used-- Patterned Paper: ?; Paper Strips: Autumn Leaves, Deja Views, and ?; Flowers: Prima; Pen: Micron; Transparency: Making Memories; Brads: ?.

Supplies used-- Cardstocks: Bazzill; Patterned paper strips: Love, Elsie, Creative Imaginations, 7 gypsies, Cosmo Cricket; Acrylic Paint: Reeves; Pen: Micron; Other: Eyeliners from Deluxe Beauty, Harajuku Lovers Tags.

*Note: Wanted to be creative so I used the same eyeliner in the photos for the scrapbooking!!!

another addition to the list

So I thought I wanted a Treo, but now I read about the iPhone and is it bad that I want one?? Add it to my list of "Things that I want but can't get because of my wedding." I know it's so darn expensive ($600), it's uninsurable (I will probably drop it a million times), and the phone service is not cheap (although with my existing account with Cingular/AT&T, I would probably get a discount). Hmm, maybe I'll wait for the second (and probably better and cheaper) installment?!

On a good note, I was added to Kristina Contes' faves on SIS TV!!! YEAH!!!! Such a highlight of my day!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

my style

i believe that my scrapbooking style is a mixture of altered & clean. it reminds me of my yearbook title junior year-- "Organized Chaos." I love the trend of using non-traditional products like paint and fabric, but i also love the look of simple, precised scrapbooking.

so i did four lay-outs today, and if you look closely, you'll see aspects of both styles (although i focus on the more artsy/collage-y part, which i'm trying to improve). and all before 3:00!!! yay!

you can probably tell by all of the lay-outs and pics that i'm closer to my other sister. but i love my other one just the same, and we've come to terms even though we butt heads a lot. this is my fave l.o. out of the four i did today. i love the color combos, and the artsy feel reminds me so much of our trip to new york!! it's so funny because i even used steel wool (like the kind for washing dishes) to alter the cardstock!! LOL!!

Supplies used-- Cardstocks: Bazzill; Title, fabric: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Ink: VersaMagic, Stampin' Up; Stickers: Creative Imaginations, K & Company, Provo Craft; Mini Folder: Jim Holtz from Design Originals; Copper heart: Petals and Possibilities; Staples: Making Memories; Stamp: 7 gypsies; Pens: Micron, Sharpie.

My friend's turquoise-y looking dress is so beautiful! But I wanted to showcase it, so instead of matching the paper to that one, I highlighted it.

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Painted paper towel/ paper: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Strips and Stickers: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Letters: K & Company, Mrs. Grossman's, Dymo; Pens: Micron; Flower Charms: Imaginisce; Spiral Clip: Creative Impressions.

I can't believe they're all grown up!! Love the moms and babies!!

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Painted paper: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Ribbon: Creative Expressions; Ink: Stampin' Up; Doodle cut-out: Hambly; Stickers: All My Memories, Reminisce.

i think that this is my favorite journaling so far...

Supplies used--Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; Ribbon: Maya Road; Painted paper: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Flowers: Prima; Dots: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Acrylic Paint: Reeves; Pen: Sharpie; Other: Lace.

my entry to dare 69

i entered a dare at kristina contes' blog. i was so excited to enter because i love this dare!! the theme was 'love at first sight,' and although this pic wasn't my first choice (i couldn't find the one of my fave purse), i am happy with the result! the scanning of my l.o. sucks though because those pom-poms are so damn thick!! :).

journaling: "Meeting my nephew for the first time was like love @ first sight! His precious smile, his sweet cheeks, and tiny toes hooked me in!! I love this baby boy!!"

supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Painted tag, transparency, & fabric: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Big Painted Strip: Reeves Acrylic Paint; Rub-ons: foof-a-la; Round stickers, strip of squares: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Wire, Staples: Making Memories; Miniature License Plate: Jolee's; Pens: Stabilo, Uniball, Sharpie.

Friday, June 22, 2007

i love my little nephew!

i just came from a weekend in the hot city of arizona. my soon to be in-laws and good friends (gil's bro and s.i.l.) had a little boy who i just love to pieces!! here's a lay-out about when i first met him, and i decided to match our complexions when picking out the paper --who says boy l.o.'s should just be blue and green?? leave it to me to break the rules. i just love LOVE the love, elsie line!!

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Papers: Hambly and Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Adhesive strip: Love, Elsie; Sticker Letters: Reminisce; Sticker Quotes: Creative Imaginations; Staples and Round Copper: Making Memories; Pen: Sharpie Poster Paint.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

baby boy

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: S.E.I.; Strips: Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, KI Memories, heidi grace designs; Photo tag / Postcard: 7 gypsies; Transparencies / brads: Making Memories; Pen: Micron; Tag: We R Memory Keepers; Stickers: Creative Imaginations; Rub-ons: Heidi Grace designs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

something new from something old.

i wanted to play with some old art supplies and came up with this LO in a couple of days. i painted the letters and experimented with molding paste and pearl-ex. here's the result!
Supplies used-- Purple scalloped paper: ?; Acrylic Paint: Reeves; Flowers: Prima; Molding Paste: Golden; Stick Pin: Rebecca Sower Designs; Transparencies: Creative Imaginations, Hambly; Pens: Sharpie, Uniball; Other: Pearl-ex.

Monday, June 18, 2007

am inspired

Was in Arizona this weekend, and I tried to visit some of Mesa's fine scrapbooking stores as seen in some of the magazines. Maybe it's because I wasn't meant to spend over my already busted June budget. Three of those stores were closed on Sundays!!

So I just checked out the blogs of my two new favorite scrapbookers: Elsie F. and Kristina C. I was so inspired and couldn't wait to scrapbook, and VOILA!! I got four done. Yippee!!!

This has gotta be one of my most fave lay-out. It features the Love, Elsie line and Traci Bautista. Not to mention the tropical colors!! I am so inspired with this for scrapbooking and my wedding!!

Supplies Used-- B&W Grid Paper: Reminisce; Cloud Strip, Rub-ons (Letters and Plane): Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Black/White Paisley strip: doodlebug design inc.; Pen: Micron; Paper Clip: Making Memories; Square cut-outs: Hambly; Painted Paper: kol laj by Traci Bautista.

I was inspired by our outfits here and wanted to do black and white with a hint of orange and gold.

Supplies Used-- B/W paper: Luxe; Strips: heidi grace designs; Rub-ons: Daisy D's; Acrylic paint: Reeves; B/W Strip and Stickers: Reminisce.

I love this swirly black and white paper. I wanted to put an artistic pic to match. Usually, I find the paper to match the pic. This is more of the non-traditional style I love from artists like Elsie, Kristina, and even Traci B. (though she doesn't really scrap).

Supplies used-- B/W paper: Luxe; Acrylic Paint: Reeves; Stickers and strip: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; B/W Stickers and Strip: Reminisce; Pens: Sharpie and Micron.

These two are some of my wonderful friends. I wanted to lay-out to be quirky, just like the pictures! My favorite pic here is the one of the cake. It was fun, colorful, and was missing a piece on one side (it got stuck to the container!)---kinda how I want my scrapbooking to be: fun, full of embellishments, and not too perfect!!

Supplies used-- Brown cardstock: My Mind's Eye; Polka Dot strip: daisy d's; Painted paper and heart: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Ribbon: Michael's; Pens: Micron, Sharpie.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

one playful, one vintage, one colorful.

Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; strips of patterned paper: My Mind's Eye and DCNV (?); Bracket stickers: Daisy D's; Letters: Reminisce; Transparency and tag frame: Making Memories; Rose paper: American Crafts; Narrative: Hambly; Pen: Uniball.
*what would have been better? If i knew how to sew with a machine and did some zigzags around pic!!!*

for a patient who's graduating high school
for my best guy friend's bday

Monday, June 11, 2007

important men in my life

Supplies used-- Patterned papers: K & Company; Sticker flowers: All My Memories; Brad: Karen Foster; Staples and Ribbon Charms: Making Memories; Ribbon: Maya Road; Sticker Saying: Creative Imaginations; Ink: Versa; Pen: Micron.

Saturday, June 9, 2007 godson...

i made a little book for jonah's baptism today. i love baby boy and enjoy using my blue and green and non-flowery embellishments for once :)!this top picture is his kinda matches the wrapping paper for his gifts! hope jo doesn't check my blog before the baptism (!).

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

my loves

Supplies used-- Cardstock: My Mind's Eye; Number cut-outs: Daisy D's; Rub-ons: American Craft; Letters: Heidi Swapp; Stickers: Jolee's from EK Success; Rub-on narratives: Hambly Screen Prints; Birdie paper: KI Memories; Pen: Micron.

Supplies used-- Patterned papers: K & Company; Sticker: KI Memories; Other: Dragonfly; Buttons/staples: Making Memories; Flowers: Prima; Ribbons: Maya Road, American Crafts; Michael's; Stickers: EK Success; Pen: Sharpie.
Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Coaster: Imagination Project; Transparency: Creative Imaginations; Brads: American Crafts; Cut-out patterned papers: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Painted fabric: Traci Bautista; Stickers: Love, Elsie and All My Memories; Rub-on: Hambly Screen Prints; Ribbon: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Pens: Sharpie and Micron.
Supplies used-- Black Cardstock: ?; Red dotted paper: Reminisce; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: Making Memories; Minnie stickers: EK Success; Letters: Sandylion; Gaffer Tape: 7 gypsies; Pin: Rebecca Sower from EK Success; Pens: Sharpie.

Supplies used-- Purple paper: Daisy D's; Scalloped paper: ?; Ribbon: Maya Road; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Stickers: Jolee's Boutique from EK Success and K & Company; Coasters: Imagination Project; Pens: Micron, Sharpie.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

the bold and the basics

went over my scrapbooking budget....AGAIN!! i don't know how i'm going to do this. with 10 months or so away for my wedding, i really need to save up! a friend sent me pics of her recent engagement and she had this photo right in front of the beach in the bahamas. now our engagement was really simple, and that's fine but i really want a nice honeymoon picture right in front of the beach, too!! okay, okay....i'll work very hard to use all my supplies :).

the first 2 lay-outs are meant to be combined as one, so's the next 2. these are the "basics." the last lay-out speaks for itself--there's nothing "basic" about it :)

Supplies used-- Cardstock: ?; Green patterned paper: K & Company; Ribbons: Basic Grey and All My Memories; Staples: Making Memories; Key: Jolee's by EK Success; Other: Ballpoint pen.

Supplies used-- Kraft paper: ?; Letters: Jolee's by Hasbro; Brads and animal rub-ons: Karen Foster; Narrative rub-ons: Hambly screen prints; Pen: Micron.

Supplies used-- Patterned paper: Daisy D's; Bracket stickers: Creative Imaginations; Transparency and yarn: kol laj by Traci Bautista; Stickers: Paper Bliss from Westrim Crafts; Letters: K & Company; Pen: Pilot.

Monday, June 4, 2007


Supplies used-- Cardstock: Bazzill; Denim paper: Love, Elsie from KI Memories; Ribbon: ?; Magnet buckle: Basic Grey; Flower cut-outs: Junkitz; Brads: Making Memories; Rub-ons: Making Memories; Cocktails: Jolee's (EK Success); Pens: Micron, Sharpie; Letters: K & Company; White paper: Scenic Route.