Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teresa Collins' Celebrate

I've had these papers from Teresa Collins for quite awhile. I tried finishing this layout for months until I've totally forgotten about it. The project was shelved for more than a year and finally got done a week ago.

Here's Ethan celebrating his 4th birthday. A few days from now, he's turning 8! I will be emotional again as I realize more and more each day that our children will only be babies for awhile.

Supplies used: patterned paper - Teresa Collins' Celebrate (Cupcakes, Tags and Pendants), October Afternoon (monster); spray mist - Tattered Angels, chipboard - Chatterbox and Bella Blvd, Vintage spool - Pink Pasilee, buttons - Fancy Pants; others - pen, ribbons and twine

Everyday Happiness

Our life isn't perfect and this layout is a proof of that. These are random photos taken during the first half of the year, mostly taken when we didn't have any househelp. 

- Ethan homeschooling on the bed while I put Erin to sleep
- Our pile of laundry and was waiting for me : )
- Playing at the elevator's mirror
- Simple pleasures like cooking fried oreos and topping it with ice cream and cornflakes for our merienda (snack)
- Doing artwork
- "Harutan" with daddy
- Waking up early in the morning and being greeted by a beautiful view at the balcony

We love our life even though it is never perfect!

Too late when I realized that the word, "Saturday" dropped while I was taking a photo of my layout.

Polaroids don't always have to be used as a photo frame. You can top it with any embellishments!

This is my 6th layout from the Echo Park Sweet Day kit : ) Tips in making this layout: Use the "days of the week" from the Journaling Cards paper for "A Week In the Life" page or any "Everday Life" page. For this layout, I gathered random photos taken during the first half of the year. I just inserted the days of the week on each photo, but honestly I didn't even check whether it happened on that particular day : )

Friday, October 05, 2012

Echo Park Sweet Day

Last September 29, 2012, I conducted my 2nd class for this year at Lasting Impression. 

Thanks to those who attended the class!

Nothing went to waste as all of the kit's content has been used up for the class! Check out how we used the cover sheet, the twine's scraps, the bottom strips of each paper and even the plastic container of the kit!

We also used 4 different base for the layouts for a different look each page.

 Almost One
For the first layout, I used a busy patterned paper as the base. To separate the base from the photo, I used a big photo mat. I also used a photo which doesn't have a busy background.
(Note: Buttons used in this layout are not part of the kit.)

Here's My Number ...
 The two small strips on each side are from the bottom strips of the patterned paper.
(Note: Buttons and letters used in this layout are not part of the kit.)

 Can you see the cover sheet? I used it as base for the photos.
 (Note: Mini buttons used in this layout are not part of the kit.)
 Some of the flowers here were cut from the cover sheet.

 Recreate this butterfly on your layouts, as an alternative to buttons, you can use small brads or blings instead.

 Sweet Kuya Ethan
One of my all time favorite base is black cardstock. Black can make papers and photos pop!

 I wrapped the buttons using the kit's plastic container!
 (Note: The Fancy Pants buttons are part of the kit)

 The "sprinkles" are from the small pieces of twine. 

As an alternative to these buttons, you can also use mini brads or blings.
 ( Note: the mini buttons are not part of the kit)

 Ark Avilon Zoo
 (Note: the letters used in this layout are not part of the kit)

 cute bee brad from Karen Foster (still available at the store; other shapes are also available)
(Note: Karen Foster brads are part of the kit)

Thanks for looking at my layouts! Happy weekend!